E-Bulletin of April 22, 2010

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Spring Sale Market Benefit for Haiti -- Donations Needed
In its continuing effort to contribute to Haitian disaster relief, the International Student Organization (ISO) is sponsoring a Spring Sale Market Benefit for the Haitian Center in Trenton. ISO is asking for contributions of new or almost new items, which will be sold on Tuesday, April 27, on the first floor of the Student Center, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Donations may be dropped off any time at the Student Activities Office, or on the day of the benefit.

Please stop by on April 27 to pick up something, or just make a donation. For additional information contact Amy Immordino, at ext.3531.
Flyer here.

Mud Pie Players to Perform May 10 at Lawrence Library
The Communication Program's Mud Pie Players will present a show for children ages 2-5 at the Lawrenceville Library on May 10 at 11 a.m. Now in its third year, this event is part of the service learning activity of the "Oral Interpretation of Literature" class, where students study poetry, prose, drama, children's literature and nontraditional works through performance. Assistant Professor of Communication Kathi Paluscio says, “We design, rehearse, create props, scenery and costumes, then travel to present a 45-minute children's show. The performance will be very interactive, with lots of colorful props and costumes."

James Kerney Celebration of Academic Achievement May 11
Saver the date for the James Kerney annual Celebration of Academic Achievement, set for Tuesday, May 11, 6 p.m. at the Trenton War Memorial. Both credit and noncredit program graduates will be recognized for their achievements.


Chorus and Jazz Band to Perform May 18 and 19
The MCCC Chorus will perform “Spring Is in The Air” on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Pamela Sharples, the diverse Chorus includes both music majors and students from across the campus. The program will include choral works by Dowland, Mozart, and Lerner and Lowe, representing a variety of musical styles. There will be solos by voice majors and the premiere of The Locust Tree in Flower, an original choral work composed by Dr. Mark Jurcisin, a member of the MCCC Music Department faculty.

The MCCC Jazz Band, directed by Professor James Kelly, will present a varied and exciting Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 19 at 8 p.m. The program will range from the Duke Ellington classic, Things Ain’t What They Used to Be, to Chick Corea’s Latin-fusion standard, Spain, to the up-tempo funk of Stevie Wonder’s I Wish. Other selections will include the “cool” classic, Israel, from Miles Davis’ groundbreaking classic album, Birth of the Cool, as well as Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker. All selections will feature standout improvisations by jazz students, who will be performing in small groups as well as in the full band.

More here with photos.

Student Visual Arts Show Preview
Get a preview of the new Visual Art Student Show here. The show runs April 27 through May 13, with an Opening Reception April 29 at The Gallery, 5 - 7:30 p.m.


Coming Event Reminders (previously announced)

Full List of Community College Month Events here.

April 28: Historian and professor Susan Kozel will speak on "Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey: The Life and Work of Quaker Abolitionist Richard Waln." More here.

May 1: Aviation Program Flight Fair, Trenton-Mercer Airport, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More here.

May 1 and 2: African VIolet Show hosted by MCCC's Horticulture Program, Student Center, Faculty/Staff Dining Room. May 1 noon to 6 p.m.; May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flyer here.
Contact Amy Iseneker at ext. 3372 or e-mail isenekea@mccc.edu.

May 5: William Paterson Univ Open House "Earn Your Bachelor's Degree on the MCCC Campus," 6 to 8 p.m at the MCCC Student Center, Room 104. Contact AnnaKay Thomas at ext.3358 or e-mail thomasa20@wpunj.edu.

May 20: Commencement 5:30 p.m.; Honors Convocation at Kelsey Theatre 3 p.m.


Larry Povia Is New Coach for Men's Soccer
Larry Povia will be Mercer's new head coach for men's soccer. According to Athletics Director John Simone, Povia served as assistant coach and goalkeeping coach under Charlie Inverso, who announced his resignation earlier this year. "Larry has played a big part in the team's consistent record of success," Simone said. "He is the logical choice to step in and pick up where Coach Inverso left off." More here.
Trentonian article here.

Professor Bob Pugh Is Repeat Champ In USTA Tennis Tournament
Physical Education Professor Bob Pugh is the repeat champion in the men's 65+ division of the U.S. Tennis Association's G. Nelson Green Memorial Tennis Tournament Indoor Sectional Championships. The tournament was held April 12-15 at Mercer County Park. According to tournament director Mike Ehrenberg, players from the Middle States as far away as Harrisburg PA competed. More here.


MCCC Receives Awards from AAWCC
This month the college was honored to receive awards from the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). We received a "Model Chapter" award and Dr. Donohue received the 2010 Carolyn Desjardins CEO of the Year Award. Staff members Margarita Leahy and Dr. Khalida Haqq received awards for a program they developed entitled “Equip Women for Growth: A Peer to Peer Mentoring Program.” Student Shelly Djoufack was awarded a $500 scholarship -- one of only four awardees nationwide.

Business and Technology Donates Textbooks to TASK
In order to assist community members in the Trenton area, Mercer's Division of Business and Technology's Administrative Professional Program, under the direction of Professor Kristen Callahan, recently donated over 25 Microsoft Windows, Office, and technology textbooks to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. "The textbooks were well-received and provide support to those in need!" Callahan said.

New Alumni Story: Mala Wright '91
Bolstered by a solid belief in herself that blossomed when she was a student at Mercer, alumna Mala Wright has been unwavering in her pursuit of a career in the entertainment field. Her aspirations date back to early childhood when, as a kindergartner, she belted out "My Country Tis' Of Thee" to thunderous applause. With a sense that she was destined to perform, she honed her talents on many levels over the years, growing into a multifaceted performance artist with a long list of credits. More here.

Spring and Summer Offerings of The Center for Continuing Studies
The CCS at Mercer has planned a variety of courses this spring and summer designed to enhance career opportunities -- in technology, health care and much more. More here.

This summer the CCS will begin a new program in Fashion Design, supplementing its very popular courses in Interior Design. Read more here.

Click here for the full Spring/Summer Tabloid.

Death of Former Employee, Joan Fry
We have been advised that former employee Joan Fry, who worked in Accounting, has died. She retired from MCCC about 18 years ago.


Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Silent No More

MCCC Offering New Sports Camp

Advocate Focused on Thinking Green

Life of Abolitionist is Topic of Lecture

Isles Founder to Speak on Ecological Issues

Povia to Succeed Inverso as MCCC Soccer Coach

My Fair Lady Willl Enchant Audiences at Kelsey Theatre

Historian and Professor to Speak About Abolitionist Richard Waln Apr. 28

Pennington Post:
Flight Fairs Let Locals See Area; Support Students

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

April 23 - May 2: "Annie"

May 7-16: My Fair Lady

The WWC Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC here.

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

Sports Update
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