E-Bulletin of January 3, 2006
2006 Viking is Here
Mercer's new Viking newsletter celebrates the college's 40th anniversary.
When your office receives a supply, please help us spread the good news
by putting them out where students and visitors can take a copy. Please
discard the old edition. Many thanks from the Public Information staff.
Viking is online
Food and Fun at MCCC's Holiday Party
Almost 350 staff members enjoyed the college's 2005 Holiday Party on
Dec. 21. Dozens of committee members worked hard to make this a beautiful
and festive event for all. Special thanks go to chairperson Denise Ingram,
to a jolly Santa, sometimes known as Frank Benowitz, a grouchy but good-natured
grinch, sometimes known as Ken Hunt, a mighty Viking recruited as Santa's
helper, also known as Francis Paixao, and a very cute elf called Amy
More thanks are due to Barbara Behrens, who donated
more than 50 snowmen and santas to helped decorate the hall, to student
Nicole Sutton who blew up hundreds of balloons, thus saving many dollars,
and to the college's food service staff, who provided an amazing variety
of delicious items. Door
prize donors included AMC Theatre (tickets), David Sales Jewelry (gift
certificate), and Marie Mendez (huge chocolate horn).
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Smiles and a Thank-You Letter from Louisiana
The coordinator of our holiday gift drive for Louisiana victims of Hurricane
Katrina sent a moving "thank you" letter to everyone who contributed,
along with some photos of people distributing and picking up the gifts.
emerita and Holocaust educator Vera
Goodkin has published a new book, "In Sunshine and in Shadow,
We Remember Them."
by Comteq, the book
is a family memoir covering five generations of her mother's family.
It will be useful
for the educational market, Goodkin said. "It is accompanied by
a teacher's handbook, but it is also for the general public."
said her essential purpose was not only to speak about Holocaust experiences,
but also to show that the family was part of a vibrant society. "We
were essentially not born to be victims," she said. "We had
The book details how the family members lives were horribly mutilated
by the Holocaust, and how some lost their lives. It also covers the
time after the war and how the family was affected by communism. The
book may be ordered at the publisher's website. Click
Kelsey Theatre and Gallery Events
Jan. 6-15: "You're
A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
"How to Eat Like a Child" and Other Tips
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