E-Bulletin of September 4, 2009

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events

MCCC to Host Sept. 11 Commemoration
All are invited to the college's annual ceremony to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on Friday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m., at the side entrance to the Student Center. Music major Liz Csogi will sing "God Bless America." Speakers will include MCCC Board President William E. Coleman, County Executive Brian Hughes, and President Donohue. A wreath will be placed on the college's Memorial Bench and a moment of silence will be observed.

Distinguished Lecture: Luke Visconti to Speak on Publishing Sept. 16
Luke Visconti, co-founder and chief executive officer of DiversityInc Media, LLC, will present "Current Issues and Expertise in Publishing" at MCCC on Wed., Sept. 16. A recognized leader in diversity management, Visconti will discuss the benefits of diversity in the workplace, as well as technical aspects of publishing a magazine and websites, and career preparation for the field.
More here.

Awards Reception for Mercer County Photography Exhibit at Gallery Sept. 16
Eighty photographic works from photographers who live or work in Mercer County will open Sept. 8 at the MCCC Gallery and will be on display through Oct. 8. Prizes and awards, including Best in Show, Mercer County Purchase Awards, the Princeton Photography Club Award, Merit prizes and honorable mentions will be announced at the Reception and Awards Ceremony for this exhibition on Wednesday, September 16, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Two "Gentle Yoga" Classes Offered for Faculty and Staff
This fall, staff and faculty have no excuses! Two gentle yoga classes will be offered to improve body and mind. As in past years, instructor Tracey Ulshafer, of One Yoga Center, will hold classes on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 in PE225. Dates for these classes are Sept. 14, 21, and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; and Dec. 7.

Additionally, our very own Helen Tanzini is volunteering her time to offer multi-level yoga classes on eight Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in PE 119. Dates for these classes are Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30, and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Helen reports that this type of yoga, which she does regularly, is called Vinyassa Yoga, meaning "flow."

Bring a mat and water.

MCCC's Own Golf Classic Oct. 6
The MCCC Athletics Department hosts its 18th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course. Proceeds fbenefit the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. The tournament concludes at 5:30 p.m. with an awards reception, door prizes and dinner. Golfers and party-only guests will enjoy the premiere facilities available in the Mercer Oaks clubhouse.
More here. Golf website here.

Trenton-Mercer Airport to Host Golf for Scholarships Oct. 7
The Trenton-Mercer Airport will host its 6th Annual Trenton-Mercer "Sky’s the Limit” Golf Outing Wed., Oct. 7, at Mountain View Golf Course. All proceeds go to scholarships for area college students pursuing careers in aviation -- including MCCC students.
Flyer here. Signup sheet here.

Event Reminders:

Greater Mercer County Heart Walk, Sept. 13, registration 9:30 a.m.; walk begins at 10:30 a.m., Mercer County Park.

Jazz On 2 at Katmandu Sept. 27

Annual Report to the Community Nov. 12

Full College Calendar

Current News


Latina Women's Council Awards Six Scholarships
The Latina Women's Council of Mercer County has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to incoming Mercer students. Photo and more here.

New Alumni Story: Jeffrey Presha
A family court investigator in Middlesex County, Jeffrey Presha began taking classes at Mercer 30 years ago. He graduated in 2009 with an AAS degree in Paralegal Studies.
More here.

Who's on "Views and Voices" Radio
During the month of August Rachel Katz of WWFM's "Views and Voices" radio show interviewed the following MCCC staffers. The webcasts are available online here.

Mellissia Zanjani on new college initiatives
Robert Wisniewski on Green Building Management programs
LaTonya Ashford Ligon on the new "Disengaged Student" grant
Tricia Fagan on the Mercer County Photography Exhibit
Kitty Getlik on the new Kelsey Theatre season

Who's on WZBN TV
Mercer's faculty and staff have also recently been invited to interview on Mercer County Cable TV station, WZBN. The interviews will be part of their news broadcasts. Recent interviewees are Gary Perryman (Solar/Energy Technology, Andrea Lynch (Study Abroad), John Simone (women's cross country and National Soccer Tournament), and Winifred Howard (Jazz On 2 at Katmandu).

Plank Art at the Italian Americal Festival
Helene Plank, an alumnus and part-time staff member who "retired" after many years of service at MCCC, and her husband, Bill, also an alumnus, will display original works of art at the Mercer County Italian American Festival Sept. 25-27 at Mercer County Park. In a tribute to the Italian Renaissance they will display Bill's replica of DaVinci's flying machine. Helene and Bill have formed the company "Plank Art Designs."

Mercer in the News Online

The Times: MCCC Adding Women's Cross Country in 2010

Town Topics: Jazz on 2 Anniversary Concert set at Katmandu

Community College Offers New Programs and Degrees

Bucks County Herald: Jurors Selected for 80th Phillips Mill Art Exhibit

Insurance Journal: New Jersey College Offers Insurance Degree

Central Jersey.com: Merry Mystical Aladdin Opens Kelsey Kids Series

Courier Times online: Aladdin

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 4-13: Alice in Wonderland

Sept. 18-27: Jekyll and Hyde

Sept. 26: Aladdin

New Season! Kelsey Theatre Salutes Hollywood in 2009-10 Season

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.


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