E-Bulletin of October 1, 2009

Upcoming Events News Updates/Reminders Upcoming Events

Board Chair Rev. William Coleman to be Honored Oct. 25
Rev. William E. Coleman, Jr., chair of the MCCC Board of Trustees, will be among 10 individuals honored at the Trenton Branch of the NAACP's 39th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 25. Coleman will receive the Catherine S. Graham Humanitarian Award for his outstanding achievements in reaching out to youth and adults in the community, and for his ministry.

Also honored at the event will be recently retired MCCC Vice President Beverly Richardson, for her work in education. All recipients will be recognized as exemplary citizens for dedicated service to the greater Trenton community. Tickets for the dinner are $60 per person. A cocktail reception begins at 4 p.m., followed by the awards dinner and program at 5 p.m. For more information, call (609) 392-6772.

Holocaust Center Mounts Display
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Center is exhibiting"The Holocaust and Genocide: The Betrayal of Humanity" now through mid-November. The exhibit
was recently displayed on the battleship New Jersey anchored in Camden. The photographic exhibit is located on the second floor of the Library.

Handouts will be available on the ongoing genocide in Darfur and other trouble spots in the world, according to MCCC Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser. For further information contact Professor Goldwasser at 609-570-3355.

Goldstein Discusses Politics Oct. 14
Joan Goldstein's book discussion series at The Princeton Public Library called, "Talking Politics" will center  this month on Afghanistan and Pakistan with the book, "Descent into Chaos: The US and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia" by Ahmed Rashid. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday evening, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Quiet Room of the Princeton Library. Copies of the book are available from the library. Goldstein invites all to attend. "This is a very timely book," she said.
 

Coming Event Reminders

At The Gallery Through Oct. 8: Mercer County Photography 2009

Oct. 6: MCCC's Golf Classic. Last chance to sign up. See tournament website here. A printable registration form is available here.

Information Session for High Schoolers/Parents Oct. 14

The 2009 Annual Report to the Community Set for Nov. 12
"Abundant Opportunities Await you at Mercer"

Current News

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News

Announcing New Degree Options at MCCC
The college has announced four new degree programs that bring the total number of majors to 68: Culinary Arts, Digital Film, Game Design and Physics. According to Vice President Guy Generals, planning for these initiatives has been ongoing for many months. Details here.

New Web Feature: MCCC Athlete of the Week
Thanks to sports news volunteer Craig Haley, the Athletics Department is now featuring an Athlete of the Week online. Click here.

Bat Cave Invitation -- Online Teaching and Learning Oct. 7-8
From Debbie Kell: You're invited to attend an Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) Conference sponsored by Jossey-Bass (publisher) and LearningTimes Events. The event will be delivered "fully online - in real time" over two days: Wednesday, 10/7, and Thursday, 10/8, here on campus in the BAT Cave (CM126B). You are invited to attend one or more sessions with us, so please join us if you are available and interested! Feel free to bring a brown bag snack or lunch.

The Conference features key presenters who are authors and practitioners, and regarded as leaders in the field of education and online learning. The live online sessions are all relevant to teaching and learning in an online environment! Details here.


New Student Receives PEO Scholarship
Michelle Robinson, who began her studies this fall at MCCC, has received a $1,500 scholarship from the Philanthropic Educational Organization, known as PEO International. The organization provides need-based grants to women whose education has been interrupted, and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.

Married and the mother of five, Robinson is a first-year Liberal Arts student who also works full-time for the NJ Commission on Higher Education. She plans to transfer to Rider University upon graduation to continue her studies in counseling. Her ultimate career goal is to become a Christian guidance counselor. More with photo here.


Center for Training and Development Offers Free Employee Training
MCCC is offering basic skills training in communications, computer operations, mathematics and English as a second language to employees at businesses throughout New Jersey. The training is offered at no charge to employers, thanks to the third year of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s (NJBIA) Basic Skills Training Program (Basic Skills III), a partnership between the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Community College Consortium, and the NJBIA. More here.

Thanks From JazzOn2
From Winifred Howard: We had some great jazz music on Sunday, Sept. 27 at Katmandu, as JazzOn2 celebrated the first year of WWFM's return to jazz. We want to thank you for the support in helping us get the word out about our event and the station. A few hundred enthusiastic and appreciative folks, from toddlers to grands, listened and danced to the different styles of jazz. Be sure to tune in at 89.1HD2, or on-line at www.JazzOn2.org. Or, if you just happen to be in the vicinity of the PE Building/Kelsey Theatre, we're piping some great jazz out to the bus stop and traffic circle.

ISO Food Drive for Womanspace
The International Student Organization is sponsoring a food drive for Thanksgiving food for Womanspace from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15. Items needed include non-perishable food such as cranberry sauce, gravy, canned pie filling or pumpkin pie crust mix, stuffing, corn bread mix, canned ham, rice, jello, pudding, instant mashed potatoes, canned fruits and vegetables, canned milk, chick peas, spaghetti sauce, pasta, napkins, pie plates, etc.

Collection bins are located in the ISO office in the Student Center, Room 117. Call Amy Immordino at ext. 3531 before you deliver your donations to be sure the office is open.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Lecture will detail wrongful imprisonment

NJBIZ
Mercer College Offers Basic Skills Business Training

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Oct. 2-11: Carol Burnett's "Hollywood Arms"

Oct. 16-25: Bus Stop

New Season! Kelsey Theatre Salutes Hollywood in 2009-10 Season

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.


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