E-Bulletin of September 26, 2007

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MCCC 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.
Photos here.

Joe 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.

Get 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. More here including directions.

Students 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!

Careers 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 Office.

Lunch will be provided. Please spread the word to students. Call Cavit Cooley at ext. 3625 for more information.

Register 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 here.

Community 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.

Holocaust 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.

Last 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 Ishida. Click here for photos of the opening.
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Mark Stockton Reviewed in the LA Times
Mark Stockton's 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.

Angela 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.

Instructor 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.

Fall 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.

Kelsey 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.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 28 - Oct. 7 -- "Falsettos"

Sept. 29 -- "Hot Peas 'n Butter"

Oct. 6 -- "Fish Face"

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