E-Bulletin of September 26, 2007
Cuts the Ribbon for Renovated Bookstore
On Sept. 18 the
college hosted a ribbon cutting to officially reopen the renovated bookstore.
Now under the management of the Follett Company, the store is managed
by Rachel Reeb.
Blasenstein Earns Prestigious Master CFI Designation
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has announced that
Aviation Professor Joseph Blasenstein was accredited as a Master CFI (Certificated
Flight Instructor). NAFI says that fewer than 600 of the approximately
91,000 flight instructors in the U.S. have achieved this distinction,
and Blasenstein is one of only 10 New Jersey aviation educators to earn
this prestigious "Master" title. In the words of FAA Administrator
Marion Blakey, "The flight instructor is where the rubber meets the
runway. The Master Instructor accreditation singles out the best that
the right seat has to offer." Photo
and more here.
Above It All at the Flight Fair Oct. 6
The Aviation faculty will give scenic airplane rides at Trenton-Mercer
Airport on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 7.
here including directions.
to Speak Eloquently at Mercer Oct. 9
Imagine 40 Mercer students, all "survivors" of public speaking
courses, presenting talks in quick succession for the entire campus to
hear. It will happen on Oct. 9 from 12 to 1:15 p.m. in the Student Center,
when the Communications and Student Activities departments join forces
to host the "Fall Swirl Festival," a celebration of student
development through public speaking. According to Kathi Paluscio, students
will display their skills in short inspirational and uplifting speeches.
"Students often begin their speech classes with a lot of fear,"
Paluscio said," yet when they finish they are amazing. We want people
to see that."
Fall treats such as
cocoa, cider and popcorn will be served. Activities will include pumpkin
painting sponsored by Danielle Garruba and Student Activities and the
SGA. All are invited.
Please encourage students
to attend. This will be an inspirational event for anyone who has ever
felt nervous about giving a presentation!
in Criminal Justice Event Oct. 11
The Criminal Justice Club is sponsoring an information session on Thurs.,
Oct. 11, from 12 to 1:15 p.m. in AD 130 on career opportunities in federal,
state and local corrections. Scheduled speakers include representatives
from the NJ Dept. of Corrections, The Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Mercer
County Adult and Youth Detention Centers, and the United States Probation
Lunch will be provided.
Please spread the word to students. Call Cavit Cooley at ext. 3625 for
Now for Literacy Conference at MCCC Oct. 16
The Mercer County Workforce Investment Board will host the 2007 Best Practices
Literacy Conference at MCCC's Conference Center Tues., Oct. 16 starting
at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $50 per person. To register click
Colleges and MCCC Featured on NJN
Mercer was included in a special report on community colleges that aired
on NJN News Sept. 24. Dr. Donohue was interviewed briefly, and a Mercer
NJStars student was interviewed. Also featured were Larry Nespoli of NJCCC
and the presidents of Essex and Camden County colleges. The report emphasized
that more people now choose community colleges to begin their educations.
We are in the process of purchasing a copy of the video.
Exhibit Coming to MCCC Gallery
Mercer's Gallery will host a dual exhibit called "Women's Voices
from the Holocaust" and "From the Children: Art of the Holocaust."
An Open House will take place Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at The Gallery.
The exhibit will run from Oct. 16 to Nov. 15. The project is a cooperative
endeavor between the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, Kidsbridge
Tolerance Museum and the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center.
For more information, go to the Holocaust and Humanity website here.
Exhibit Days &
Hours: Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chance for Dangerous Women
Mercer's now famous Dangerous Women Two exhibit will close on Oct. 6.
If you haven't seen it, don't miss the opportunity. The opening reception
on Sept. 8 drew approximately 400 community members. Included in the show
are MCCC faculty member Dori Seider and alumni Alina Bliach and Keiko
here for photos of the opening.
Click here for more.
Stockton Reviewed in the LA Times
current art exhibit at the Acuna-Hansen Gallery in Los Angeles was reviewed
in the L.A. Times. Click
here for the review -- scroll down to the third segment.
McGlynn Publishes New Book
MCCC Professor Emerita of Psychology Angela Provitera McGlynn has just
published "Teaching Today's College Students: Widening the Circle
of Success." Atwood Publishing released the book on September
15th. In her book, McGlynn has combined her own teaching experience with
extensive research and input from colleagues to tackle some major challenges
facing today's college teachers.
Honored for Volunteer Services
Jerry Rovner, who teaches small business classes in the Self Employment
Assistance Program at Mercer, was honored on 9-11 this year for his many
volunteer efforts with the Coast Guard related to events of September
11, 2001. The presentation took place on the Battleship New Jersey. Rovner
is the owner of Rapid Response Computer Service on Route 33 in Robbinsville.
Sports Under Way
The fall sports season has begun. The women's team faces Camden CC at
home on Sept. 29. Game time 12 noon. For photos of the men's team's home
opener against Herkimer (NY) on Sept. 14, click
here. The Vikings won the game 2-0. The men's team plays at home against
Bryant & Stratton Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The women's tennis
season has also begun its season.
Come out and cheer
for our athletes.
Theatre Announces "Vendini" Ticket Service
A new ticket purchasing service for Kelsey performances called "Vendini"
enables theatre-goers to purchase and print out tickets from their home
computer, and choose their seating. Learn
the details here.
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
Sept. 28 - Oct. 7
Sept. 29 -- "Hot
Peas 'n Butter"
Oct. 6 -- "Fish
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