E-Bulletin of September 6, 2007

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"Dangerous Women Two" Reception this Saturday
What do you get when you combine 70 of the region's most outstanding women artists with 70 women activists, adventurers and artists from the last century? You get a combustible mixture of art, history, and life -- "Dangerous Women Two" -- one of the season's most unique installations. The multiple-media exhibition is open now.

All are welcome to a reception this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Gallery. Set to run through Saturday, Oct. 6, the show has attracted an abundance of media attention from near and far. Details and Gallery hours here

9-11 Ceremony Planned
The college will host a commemorative ceremony on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes as featured speaker. He and President Donohue will place a wreath on the college’s memorial bench. The ceremony takes place Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Garden adjacent to the Student Center. The community is invited to attend.

Sign Up Now for Golf Classic Coming Oct. 16
The MCCC Athletic Department will host its 16th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Mercer Oaks East Golf Course adjacent to Mercer County Park. Proceeds go to the MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Details here

MCCC Wins College Board "Greenhouse" Award
Mercer's "Rising Stars" program was one of two chosen for a College Board "Greenhouse" award. The awards provide seed money for the start-up or piloting of innovative public service outreach programs in College Board member institutions. The programs help to "reach low-income and disadvantaged student populations, attend to unmet educational needs, and identify new service opportunities that are consistent with their missions, as well as the mission of the College Board."

The "Rising Stars" program at the James Kerney Campus will operate in partnership with the Trenton Public School District. The program identifies educationally and economically disadvantaged students in the high school and helps them achieve their goal of attending college by providing early intervention, college preparation, guidance and support. The project director, Donald Davis, has worked with MCCC's TRIO Programs for 25 years, and has served as the director of Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound since 1990.

Twelve Incoming Students Receive Freeholder Scholarships
On Aug. 9, the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized two of the 12 incoming MCCC students who have received scholarships from the county to attend Mercer. Vice President Beverly Richardson also participated in the event. For the press release and photos, click here.

Mark McCormick Appointed to College Board
The College Board Middle States Regional Council has appointed Dean Mark McCormick to a seat on the board "because of your excellent background and reputation." The term will run through February of 2010.

The appointment letter states, "As a Council member, you will be the important communication link between the College Board and the regional member institutions it serves. In addition, you will be asked to advise the Middle States Regional Office on the program offerings of the College Board."

Kelsey Kids Playshops Begin
The fall session of MCCC's popular children's performing arts workshops, "Kelsey Kids Playshops," begins on Sept. 15. The 10-week program is offered on Saturday mornings through Dec. 8 in collaboration with Youth Stages. More here

Lynn Coopersmith Interviewed for Comcast TV
Dean Lynn Coopersmith spoke about the Center for Training and Development during a recently taped interview for Comcast Newsmakers. To see the interview, tune in to CN 8 the week of Sept. 19.

WWFM is Recipient of Campus Generosity
As WWFM The Classical Network prepares for its October fund drive, members of the campus community have come forward with their support. Professor Mel Leipzig will donate a painting. Associate Professor Jerry Kuhl has offered to give a light plane flight to three people, and Director of Student Services John Simone has offered Fitness Center memberships. Former MCCC photography instructor Eric Kunsman (now at Rochester Institute) will donate a signed fine art photography print.

The WWFM staff is very appreciative, and will be pleased to accept other creative ideas and donations. Please contact General Manager Peter Fretwell at ext. 3727.

Mark Stockton "Tom Cruise" Portraits Exhibited
The work of Fine Arts faculty member Mark Stockton will be featured in an exhibit from Sept. 1 to Oct. 20 at Acuna-Hansen Gallery in Los Angeles. According to the gallery's press release:

"In his meticulously rendered small paintings and large-scale drawings, artist Mark Stockton explores the cinematic moments when identity is transformed into celebrity. Focusing on the three year period leading up to 1984, when Tom Cruise had substantive parts in five films, Stockton examines the formation of a contemporary icon. In his search for traces of humanity in these images, Stockton unearths the man before he became an icon -- before his image devoured his identity. Stockton's time-intensive paintings, as small as 2x3 inches, and highly detailed drawings, as large as 100x75 inches, all depict Cruise in states of contemplation, subtly reminding the viewer of his or her own complicity in the creation of celebrity, and the discomfort that follows when that image is fractured." Click here for images.

"Stockton's drawings and paintings have recently been shown in Los Angeles and New York, including the "Samurai" project, a photographic collaboration with Edgar Endress shown at the UCR/California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA."

Register Online for Food Network's Chef Irvine
Chef Robert Irvine will be coming to MCCC on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. to present a lecture and demonstration in CM 110. A $35 registration fee includes a copy of the chef's newly published book that he will personally sign. Click here for more on Chef Irvine.
Click here to register, or call 800-483-7436.

Late Night Series Announces Fall Lineup
MCCC's Late Night Series offers a free, two-hour open-mic performance extravaganza that will be offered twice monthly this fall. Mercer students and members of the community are invited to enjoy an ever-changing line-up of poetry, drama, dance, comedy, film/video, and live music. Each event will include a featured act. Performances are held in the Studio Theatre, located next door to Kelsey Theatre. Details here

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 14 -16 -- "Through Our Eyes" Spotlights Special Needs Individuals

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

The August eNews@MCCC
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Sports Update
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