E-Bulletin of March 18, 2010

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Women's Month Fashion Show March 25
The Student Activities Department and the AAWCC Mercer Chapter are sponsoring a Women's Month Fashion Show on Thursday, March 25 at the Conference Center, 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. A hot lunch buffet will be served. The theme for this year's show is "Women's Fashion Around the World in 30 Minutes." Students from Nepal, India, Cameroon, Thailand, Germany and China will be modeling their own outfits from their home countries. Dressbarn will also be presenting "This Spring's Must-Haves" and will be giving out goodie bags with special coupons. Please pick up your FREE ticket in the Student Activities Office (SC160).

Book Club Discusses Iris Murdoch March 26
The MCCC Book Club meets once a month in the faculty/staff dining room at 12 noon. The group will be discussing "The Italian Girl" by Iris Murdoch on Friday, March 26; "Mila 18" by Leon Uris on Friday, April 23; and "Sunflowers" by Sheramy Bundrick on Friday, May 21. If you have any questions please contact Melinda Struzynski at struzynm@mccc.edu, ext. 3554.

Bach Birthday Celebration March 26
WWFM The Classical Network will wrap up a daylong celebration of Bach’s greatest masterpieces with a live broadcast of an organ concert on Friday, March 26 at Princeton Theological Seminary. The concert and broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. and will be hosted on location by WWFM’s own Alice Weiss and Bill Zagorski. The concert will be the finale of The Classical Network’s all-day tribute to Bach’s music, which will kick off at 7 a.m. More here.

African American Student Organization Trip to Baltimore March 27
MCCC’s African American Student Organization (AASO) invites members of the campus community to join them on a bus trip to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and the Baltimore Harbor on Saturday, March 27. Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Center cafeteria for continental breakfast and information session. The bus departs at 9:30 a.m. from the circle in front of the Phys Ed building. Return time is 9:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. For further information call Lucia Brown-Joseph at (609) 586-3499 or Brittney Ross at (609) 638-0411.


"Innovations in HIV Testing" Lecture March 30
Dr. Sindy M. Paul, medical director of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in the Division of HIV/AIDS Services, will discuss "Innovations in HIV Testing" on Tuesday, March 30 at 12 noon in CM 109. Free and open to the public, the talk is part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

Coming Event Reminders

March 21: MCCC's Edith Silver performs at "Music for Bagpipes & Organ Concert," Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 S. Main St., Pennington, 3 p.m. Admission is free, but free-will offerings will be donated to ChildFund International.

March 24: Life coach Sally Jones presents a health/nutrition workshop, SC 104, noon to 1 p.m. Call Bethanne at ext. 3435 to reserve a seat.

March 24: Leonard Preston speaks on "Countdown to the 2010 U.S. Census," 12 noon in CM 109. More here.

April 10 and May 1: Aviation program's Flight Fairs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trenton-Mercer Airport.  Rain dates April 11 and May 2. Proceeds benefit the Flight Team. More here.

April 14: Explore Mercer Open House, 6 p.m., Student Center. More here.

May 20: Commencement 5:30 p.m.; Honors Convocation at Kelsey Theatre 2:30 p.m.

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President Donohue Honored by Trenton YWCA and the Girl Scouts
MCCC President Patricia Donohue was honored March 11 with the YWCA's Ethel Downing Johnson Memorial Award at its "Celebration of Women" annual gala. More at the YWCA website here. See The Times photo here.

In recognition of this honor,
Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes presented Dr. Donohue with a formal proclamation here.

In another celebration on March 14 President Donohue was one of seven "Women of Distinction" honored by the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey. More at their website here.

MCTV To Air Student Production "Women Who Dare"
Tyann Sells, a Digital Film student at Mercer, has created a documentary featuring eight New Jersey women who have successfully made their mark in challenging careers. "Women Who Dare" will premiere during Women's History Month in March on MCCC's cable network (Comcast and Cablevision Channel 26 and FiOS Channel 20). Read more here. The video trailer is viewable on Facebook here.

Alumna Deb Delpopolo Dance School Emphasizes Self Esteem
When Deb Delpopolo attended MCCC in the early 1990s, she took more courses in psychology than required. She has put that knowledge to use in more ways than she could possibly have imagined. As owner of All That Jazz Dance Academy in Hamilton since 1998, she has created an instructor-friendly and kid-friendly dance school that emphasizes building self esteem almost as much as developing dance skills. More here.

Community Food Lovers Rate Culinary Student Meals
On March 11 students in Chef Bill Beyer's culinary class broke into four groups to plan, prepare and serve a full meal for guest chefs and other food lovers to taste and rate. One group which called its menu "A Taste of the Caribbean," served fried plantanos and sweet potatotes, avacado and tomato salad, chicken with Haitian mushroom rice, mango coffee cake and sumatra coffee. Photos here.

International Business Practice Firm Trains Teachers
Mercer’s International Business Practice Firm program conducted training on Feb. 25 for teachers who wish to institute this unique teaching tool at their high schools or colleges. Eight attendees included seven from New Jersey high schools and one from Austin Community College in Texas. Trainers included Carol Weber, Susan Holman, Ken Horowitz and Mary McCormick. Photos here. Learn more about the IBPF here.

Men's Tennis 2010 Season Preview
With a schedule that includes 17 matches and two tournaments within a 30-day period, MCCC men's tennis coach Marc Vecchiolla is glad to have such a deep squad this year. He recalls his team from two years ago that finished fifth in the nation. "That team was great, but not as deep as this one." He is optimistic about the Vikings' prospects. "We are definitely going to win some matches and we are going to have fun," Vecchiolla predicts. More here.


TV Students Broadcast High School Basketball Championships
Mercer’s student TV news program, MCTV, provided live, county-wide coverage of the 2010 Mercer County High School Basketball Tournament Championships this month. The boys and girls games were broadcast on cable channel 26 and FiOS channel 20. This is the fifth year that Mercer students have broadcast this event, and previous broadcasts have earned national awards.


Mercer in the News Online

The Times (nj.com)
Mercer Colleges Face Heavy Losses

Vikings Aim for JUCO Title

Mercer Falls at Nationals

Star Ledger
It's No Fluke that Levy, Mercer Win

Mercer Men Open National Tourney

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

March 12-21: "The Adventunes of Tom Sawyer"

March 27: "Boy Who Cried Wolf"

April 9-18: "Rent" (MCCC Theatre students and community actors)

April 10: "Are You My Mother?"

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

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.

Community Events (submitted by MCCC staff/faculty)

March 26: Community Blood Council of NJ Blood Drive, 3 to 8:30 p.m., St. Gregory School Cafeteria. Walk in or call 609-587-2307.

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