E-Bulletin of January 24, 2005

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Viking is Here
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.

College Assembly of January 12
Notes on the Assembly are linked here.

Retirement Party Honors Fourteen
The college hosted a fantastic retirement party on Jan. 20 which included more than 200 guests. Photos

Those 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.

Forensic 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.

Technology Toys
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:

The Table PC from MobileComputing, a combination laptop pc and smartboard considered the “next generation” laptop with touchscreen capability;
Quizdom, an interactive remote response system for polling students, tallying data and providing feedback live in the classroom;
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.


Summer 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

Nursing Program Confers 18 Degrees
Photos of the students who earned Nursing degrees Jan. 12.

"Class Act" at The Gallery Through Feb. 11
The work of four of Mel Leipzig's students is on display at The Gallery. Details including images.

Coming 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 crew. More

"Junie 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
The 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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