E-Bulletin of January 22, 2004
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The Faculty Group
Show at The Gallery
Twenty-eight talented Mercer faculty members, including many who are
new to the college, are participating in the Faculty Group Show now
at The Gallery. The show runs through Feb. 19, with an Opening Reception
Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (changed from Jan. 21). Categories
are: Ceramics & Sculpture,
Painting & Drawing, Computer Generated, and
Future Teachers Club
Tonight, Jan. 22, the Future Teachers Club is sponsoring Alumni Night.
Graduates of Mercer's Education Program will come to talk to current
students about their experiences with transfer to various schools such
as Rider, TCNJ, Rutgers, Holy Family and others. "This is a nice
reunion for the graduates, and our students get some good advice and
encouragement," said Marianne Reynolds.
Two Lecturers on Drug
Issues Coming to Mercer
As part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series, on Thurs,. Feb. 5,
at noon, Yvonne Smith Segars, Esq., the public defender for the State
of New Jersey, will lecture on the new drug courts that deal exclusively
with drug offenders. She will explain how these courts differ from traditional
courts and what the expectations are for them. Ms. Segars is a pioneer
in the New Jersey drug court movement and has lectured nationally on
policies related to criminal justice and drug treatment. She has appeared
as a legal commentator on MS-NBC, Court-TV and various Fox News reports.
She has a B.A. in psychology and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law.
On Thurs., Feb. 12, at noon, Mildred Pollner, Ph.D., from Columbia University,
will show her documentary entitled “Romance and Addiction,”
which addresses peer pressure as it relates to drug and alcohol abuse
and sexual mores. She will also address the role the advertising industry
plays in representing smoking and alcohol consumption as sexy and glamorous.
Dr. Pollner, president of Cinema Verité International Inc., produces
and directs educational films. Another of her films, “Comprehensive
Health,” is being distributed to all New York City high schools
by the Board of Education. She has taught at Hunter College, New York
University and Fordham University.
Both lectures take place in the Communications Building, Room 110.
More Awards for the
Mercer's Photography program has again been recognized for excellent
work through a photography contest sponsored by the Photo Imaging Education
Association, a section of Photo Marketing Association International.
Student Teresa Simao was awarded a second place prize in the College/University
category for her portfolio series entitled "Leaves." Her photographs
are from a series she produced by scanning leaves on a flatbed scanner
and then outputting them digitally. To see her work and that of other
students, click here.
Faculty member Eric Kunsman was awarded third place in the Faculty/Staff
category for his portfolio series entitled "Eastern State Penitentiary."
His photographs are from a series he produced while visiting the Eastern
State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. To see his work and that of other
faculty award winners, click here.
Kunsman said: "This is an international juried exhibition that
has high prestige in the photography education community." Dates
for the exhibit's local visit will be announced in the future.
Nursing Program Confers
Mercer's Nursing program held a graduation ceremony on Jan. 14 for 14
evening and weekend students who completed the program last month. Each
student was awarded a diploma.
Lauren Jones, daughter of Aviation faculty member Joan Jones, was
one of the graduates. "I am very proud and it was a wonderful ceremony,"
Jones said. Photos
Plan Ahead for April
Enrollment Services asks faculty and staff to start thinking about how
they want to represent themselves at the college's “Open House”
set for April 21 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. "This will be a big
event," says Joan Guggenheim, "so please plan ahead."
Contact Maria Tazza at ext. 3224 to her her know what special equipment
you might need, such as electrical outlets and cords, VCR, or giveaways.
Mercer Faculty and
Students are "Hands-on" at Super Science Weekend
Mercer science faculty members and students spent much of their Jan.
10-11 weekend at the New Jersey State Museum, where they participated
in the museum's 24th Annual Super Science Weekend. Mercer students conducted
hands-on demonstrations for the many young people who attended the event,
which included mini-exhibits, "make-and-take" booths, auditorium
presentations, planetarium/laser shows, and lectures that focused on
natural history and the sciences. Mercer's activities included making
"slime" and mixing oil and water to simulate a lava lamp.
Mercer's participation was coordinated by Helen Tanzini in conjunction
with the Trenton Section of the American Chemical Society. Tanzini was
really pleased with the college's level of participation. "When
I put out the call, 19 students responded. I think that says something
pretty special about Mercer," she said. Photos
The Educational Talent Search program is looking for tutors/mentors
for part-time positions at $7 per hour. Responsibilities include assisting
teachers in the classroom and leading dicussion groups. The prospective
candidates must be able to relate to people of various racial, ethnic
and cultural backrounds with genuine openess. Bilingual skills a plus.
Mentors need to be currently enrolled in college. Hours are 3 to 5:30
p.m., Monday through Thursday. Call ext. 6684 or 6618 for more information.
Exercise Classes Offer
No time to exercise after work? You can still exercise –
at work, for free! Mercer exercise classes for staff and faculty are
held three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Classes
start at approximately 12:05 and end around 12:45 p.m. Even if you can’t
make it to every class, you will see positive results even by exercising
one or two times per week.
Tuesday's class is with our own faculty member, Helen Tanzini, who
offers a challenging aerobic workout. On Thursdays, Jen teaches pilates
(which keeps Madonna looking fit), and on Fridays, Rosemary's workout
emphasizes toning and weight training.
Classes are held in PE119. Comfortable exercise clothing and appropriate
workout shoes are a must. Some mats and hand weights are available.
To be notified about any scheduling changes, you can have your name
added to the email list by emailing Wendy Humphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or calling ext. 3729.
Me" is a Valentine's Treat at Kelsey
Romance is in the air at Kelsey Theatre as Stars in the Park presents
"She Loves Me" just in time for Valentines Day. Filled with
singing, dancing and the timeless search for true love, this charming
Tony Award-winning musical will be performed Fridays and Saturdays,
Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.
An Opening Night Gala will follow the performance on Feb. 6 to give
audience members a chance to enjoy refreshments with the cast and crew.
"She Loves Me" is the story of Georg and Amalia, two feuding
clerks in European perfumeries in the 1930s. They secretly find solace
in their anonymous romantic pen pals, not knowing they are actually
writing to each other. This appealing show, adapted into the popular
Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan film, “You’ve Got Mail,” was written
by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and was a Tony Award winner during
its first run on Broadway in 1963. The 1993 revival also earned a Tony
Retirees to Meet for
MCCC retirees are set to meet for lunch at Sunny Gardens on Feb. 18
at 1 p.m. Call Mary McCullough at 609-771-9739 to confirm your attendance.
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