E-Bulletin of September 18, 2009

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Upcoming Events

Celebrate "Jazz on 2" at Katmandu Sunday, Sept. 27
Reserve your brunch tickets now!!
The sounds of Bebop, Dixieland, Latin Jazz, Modern Jazz and Blues will fill the air as MCCC presents "Jazz On 2 at Katmandu" on Sunday, Sept. 27 at Katmandu on Route 29 in Trenton.

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of WWFM radio's return to jazz, the all-day event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A lineup of world-class talent includes Jazz On 2 program hosts Joe Cataldo, Tom Tallitsch, Gail Dixon, Buzz Herman and the Jazz Duchess herself, Doris Spears. Area performers will include Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings, vocalist Miche Braden, Joe Zook and Blues Deluxe, and "Zingu," a jazz band featuring MCCC's Vice President for Academic Affairs, Guy Generals. Special performances include the MCCC Jazz Trio and MCCC Music Director James Kelly.

There is no charge for the entertainment, but patrons can enjoy a jazz brunch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., complete with New Orleans-themed cuisine as part of the menu selections. Brunch prices are $19.95 for ages 10 and up and $9.95 for children 5 to 10. Children 4 and under eat free. Katmandu's regular menu is also available for purchase all day. Reserve your brunch tickets now. Call 609-393-7300. More here.

AAWCC Meeting Sept. 25
AAWCC-Mercer is kicking off the new academic year with its first General Meeting on Friday, September 25, 2009 in the Faculty Staff Dining Room, from 12:15- 1:15 p.m.

The group will be hosting a "Swap Meet." All attendees are asked to bring in their no longer-wanted clothes, accessories and other items, so that everyone can "shop" for new looks. All are welcome to come and participate.

MCCC's chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges is an affiliate organization of the American Association of Community Colleges. The AAWCC works to champion women and maximize their potential.

If you are interested in joining, contact Khalida Haqq at ext.3327.

Joan Goldstein to Host TV Show
MCCC adjunct faculty member, Joan Goldstein, will host a new show on Princeton TV 30 titled, "Back Story with Joan Goldstein." The first showing will be this Sunday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The will be discussing current social concerns, both national and local, and the opening show features an interview with Barry Rabner, President and CEO of the Princeton Healthcare System. The topic is the national healthcare reform debate and the upcoming move of Princeton Hospital to Plainsboro. This show will run for an entire month at these times: Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Monday, 7 a.m., and Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.


Information Session for High Schoolers/Parents Oct. 14
Please help spread the word. MCCC will host an Information Session for high school students and their parents on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria.
In addition to MCCC staff, admission representatives from four-year colleges will discuss transfer opportunities. More here.

Announcing the 2009 Annual Report to the Community Set for Nov. 12
"Abundant Opportunities Await you at Mercer"

MCCC's Board of Trustees is inviting the community to its annual Open House and Report to the Community set for Nov. 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center. With its fall theme, "Abundant Opportunities Await You at Mercer," the event will celebrate college successes and provide information about opportunities in credit and noncredit programs.
More here.

Coming Event Reminders

Sept. 27: Jazz On 2 at Katmandu
Reserve your brunch tickets now!!

At The Gallery Through Oct. 8: Mercer County Photography 2009

Oct. 6: MCCC's Golf Classic

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Current News

News

MCCC Commemorates 9-11
Before a gathering of approximately 90 dignitaries, guests, faculty, staff and students at MCCC, Cindy Orlandi, an instructor at the Mercer County Fire Academy and a captain of the Pennington First Aid Squad, related her experience as a first responder on 9-11-01. "I still remember my Mom saying to me, 'Please do not go…you have a family." With the support of her husband and two daughters, Orlandi did go. "We saw distraught looks which will never be forgotten," she said, adding that many will continue to pass away during the aftermath as they experience health problems. More here.


MCCC Walkers Go All Out for Heart Walk
About 4,000 people spent a sunny Sunday morning walking to eradicate cardiovascular diseases and strokes on Sept. 13 at Mercer County Park. "Start! Heart Walk" was the theme, and more than 50 MCCC representatives were among those taking part in the one- or three-mile walks.

There is still time to support fundraising efforts by bidding on an item in MCCC's Silent Auction. Items up for auction include theatre tickets, a holiday wreath, a custom-made handbag, lunch with President Pat Donohue and more. Click here for the auction, or log in to M-Link and look under "What's New." The bidding ends at midnight on Sept. 25. Donations will be taken until the end of the month. If you have any questions e-mail isenekea@mccc.edu.

Additional monetary donations will also be taken until the end of the month. More here with photos.

Camp Bake Sale Nets $$ For Cancer Society
Rose Fiorello gave an update on the money raised from the Camp College Bake Sale: $408 will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in West Windsor. Thanks to all who contributed or purchased baked goods.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Scholarships for New MCCC Students
(second page)

A Hands-On Learning Experience (youth college)

Region Marks 9-11 Attacks

Trentonian:
MCCC Honors 5 Year Anniversary With Win

Greater Trenton Marks Sept. 11 Anniversary

Sept. 11 Anniversary Observed in Greater Trenton Communities

We Will Not Forget (9-11)

Hopewell Valley News:
Valley Youth Gets Scholarship

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 18-27: Jekyll and Hyde

Sept. 26: Aladdin

Oct. 2-11: Carol Burnett's "Hollywood Arms"

Oct. 16-25: Bus Stop

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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