E-Bulletin of January 24, 2005
The Winter 2005 issue of the Viking Alumni Newsletter has been mailed
and distributed throughout the campus. Please help us to spread good
news about Mercer by putting your supply where students and visitors
can take a copy.
Assembly of January 12
Notes on the Assembly are linked here.
Party Honors Fourteen
The college hosted a fantastic retirement party on Jan. 20 which included
more than 200 guests. Photos
who planned and set up the event included food service and facilities
staff members. The committee members were Diane Badessa, Soam Chhedi,
Jennie DeLapo, Joan DeLucia, Kitty Getlik, Michael Glass, Lynn Holl,
Barbara Jefferson, Barbara Marx, Marie Mendez, Rose Nini, Donna Richardson-Hall,
Lynn Steill, Carol Tosh, Vanessa Wilson, and Erika Worthy.
Anthropologist to Lecture Feb. 3
Donna A. Fontana, a forensic anthropologist for the New Jersey State
Police, will present the first lecture of the spring season on Thursday,
Feb. 3 in CM110 at noon. The lecture will be simulcast to the Kerney
Campus and can be viewed in KC319.
Fontana has been providing assistance to New Jersey law enforcement
agencies and county medical examiners since 1981 in the analysis of
human skeletal remains. She provides on-scene assistance in the search
for and identification of buried, hidden, or scattered human remains
and is responsible for the controlled excavation and recovery of human
remains. She estimates age, sex, race and stature and provides other
information that may contribute to identification and cause of death.
Fontana is also skilled in three-dimensional clay facial reconstruction
and assists in constructing composite drawings of the face based on
analysis of the skull.
As part of IPIC’s Professional Development Sampler during pre-class
week, faculty members attended “A Teacher’s Playground:
What products are emerging to address classroom needs?” The display
included four technologies:
Table PC from MobileComputing, a combination laptop pc and
smartboard considered the “next generation” laptop with
• Quizdom, an interactive remote response system
for polling students, tallying data and providing feedback live in
• Video on Demand, providing easy access to
the video holdings of the college for use in the classroom and enabling
users to preview programs/segments on their pc;
• A Handheld Smartboard, a wireless device
that allows users to move freely in the classroom, solicit participation
from students, project to the screen, and capture notes for distribution.
Camps Hosting Open House
On Sunday, Feb. 13, Mercer hosts a “Summer Youth Camps Open House”
to introduce families to its four summer camp programs for children
ages 7 to 17. The event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Student
Center. The snow date is Sunday, Feb. 20. Details
Program Confers 18 Degrees
of the students who earned Nursing degrees Jan. 12.
Act" at The Gallery Through Feb. 11
The work of four of Mel Leipzig's students is on display at The Gallery.
to Kelsey Theatre
Meet the Little Sisters of Hoboken, the zany, irresistible order of
nuns who star in "Nunsense." Stars
in the Park presents this hilarious musical comedy at Kelsey Theatre
Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m., and Sundays,
Feb. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception follows the Feb.
4 performance to give audience members a chance to meet the cast and
B. Jones," the irrepressible first grader who has
captivated young readers in books by Barbara Park, is starring in her
very own musical production at Kelsey Theatre. Presented by the award-winning
New York theatre company Theatreworks/USA, the show comes for two performances
only on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 and 4 p.m. More
Retirees to Meet
MCCC retirees will meet for lunch on Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at Sunny Gardens.
Please call Helen Marie Dolton at 882-5086.
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