E-Bulletin of September 4, 2008



All Invited to 9-11 Commemoration
On the seventh anniversary of 9-11-01, the college will host a commemorative ceremony in the Memorial Garden adjacent to the Student Center at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. Trenton firefighter and Fire Academy instructor, Chris Smith, will speak about his experience as a first responder. He worked at ground zero for 12 days. MCCC student Kelly Carvin, who won the "Searching for the Stars" competition in February, will sing "God Bless America."

Speakers will include Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, MCCC Board Chair Anthony Cimino, and President Patricia C. Donohue. The invocation will be given by Rev. William E. Coleman Jr., vice chair of the Board of Trustees. A wreath will be placed on the college’s memorial bench.

Sustainability Expert to Speak Sept. 23
John Cusack, executive director of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability, will address the need for adopting environmental sustainability practices and principles on Tues., Sept. 23 at 12 noon in Room 107, Communications Building. The free lecture is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

"Jazz on 2" Now on HD Radio
WWFM, The Classical Network of MCCC, launched its new jazz station, called "Jazz On 2," on Sept. 1. The new initiative is coordinated by Winifred Howard, who has worked at WWFM as a producer for many years. She said she will be producing 12 hours a day of local programming, and that many volunteer hosts have already signed on. "These volunteers have a love for this music," she said. "They are also sharing their personal music libraries with us." Guest hosts will include members of the college's faculty and staff, and members of the community.
More here.
Read The Times article here.

MCCC Gallery Opens With "Favorite Things"
The Gallery presents its first installation of the 2008-09 academic year with "Favorite Things." Four artists -- Natalie Featherston, Jamie Greenfield, Alan Klawans and John Murdoch -- have focused their artistic vision on common objects, creating visual meditations that turn everyday items into works of beauty. The show runs from Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Oct. 23.

An exhibit reception takes place Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A Gallery Talk follows on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. More here with images.

Peter Horne Letter Published
Criminal Justice Professor Peter Horne, Ph.D., had a “letter to the editor” published in the most recent issue of "Police," a nationally distributed professional journal. His letter contained a strong endorsement of an editorial and article supporting policewomen that appeared in the June issue of that journal.

Welcome Back Breakfast Sept. 12
Student Activities invites faculty and staff to a free "Welcome Back Breakfast" in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room on Sept. 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Sept. 16
Back by popular demand -- all faculty, staff and students are invited to a free Chick-Fil-A Breakfast on Sept. 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center.

The Fall 2008 "Retire With Attitude" Classes
A long-time MCCC staff member who retired several years ago, Nunzio Cernero will teach
“Retirement Jobs and Starting a Business” as part of the "Retire With Attitude" workshops this fall, offered by the Center for Continuing Studies. His course explores a broad spectrum of options for those considering a completely new path. For a full listing of fall classes in this series click here.

Adrienne Dixon Starts New Business
MCCC's Adrienne Dixon is launching a new business, and will be interviewed on WIMG radio on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 9:05 p.m. A Mercer alum, Dixon works at JKC as an education specialist in the Adult Basic Education program and is coordinator of extension sites for the GED program. Her faith-based business is called "Train up a Child." The company will market toys that focus on heroes of the bible including dolls, action figures, games, figurines and other collector's items. Dixon has a patent pending on an invention she created.

Please Remind Your Students About MercerMail and MAlert
Now that the new semester has begun, we all need to keep reminding students to access their MercerMail account, and to add their emergency contact information to the M-Alert system. Details on each are available on the website:


Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Aug. 30, 2008 A Walk on the Digital Side

Aug. 30, 2008 MCCC Students Win Telly Award

Aug. 30, 2008 MCCC Prepares (Retire With Attitude Workshops)

Aug. 29, 2008 PU Grad Back to Sidelines at MCCC (Coach Levy)

Sept. 2, 2008 New Plainsboro Police Chief Came Through the Ranks

Town Topics:
Sept. 3, 2008 Former PU Basketball Coach Levy Primed to Run the Show for MCCC Men's Hoops


What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 12 and 13 Benefit Shows: "Through Our Eyes" and "The Comedy-Magic of Mark Robinson"

Sept. 19-28: Moon Over Buffalo

PREVIEW of the 2008-09 Season

Current Position Openings at MCCC
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Sports Update
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