E-Bulletin of November 11, 2005
and the Criminal Justice System”
Virginia Cavella, victim witness coordinator with the Mercer County
Prosecutor’s Office, will discuss the history of the victims movement
in New Jersey and the services provided by the Office of Victim Witness
Advocacy on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 12 noon. Offered as part of the college’s
Distinguished Lecture Series, the talk will be held in CM110 and will
be teleconferenced to the James Kerney Campus, Room 319. More
Football Day Nov. 29
Television Club students will sponsor a Touch Football Day at MCCC's
soccer field Nov. 29 at 12 noon. Teams of students will compete for
prizes such as video rentals, gift certificates, and their own commercial
on MCTV. Student clubs will be participating.
Staff and faculty
members are cordially invited to attend at $2 per person. Students pay
$1 admission and $1 to play. Only registered students may participate
in the games.
For more information
or call Steve Voorhees at ext. 3805.
Tea" Dec. 6
Come out for something special -- an upscale, fun event. Mercer's Hospitality
Club students will present a "Twilight Tea" at 6:30 p.m. at
the Conference Center on Dec. 6, offering hot and cold appetizers, an
assortment of Tea Sandwiches, scones, sugar biscuits, beautiful Petit
Fours and much more.
According to Doug
Fee, the proceeds will go to the club and to cover purchases of small
“wish list” equipment for their classes. "This event
will serve as an educational experience for all of the students that
participate," he said.
Get your tickets
at the Accounting window. $25 per person; $45 for two; $100 for five.
For more information call 609-586-4800, ext. 3579. This event is open
to the public.
Hosts Student Appreciation Luncheon
The James Kerney Campus Student Appreciation Day luncheon on Nov. 8
was described as a great success, with faculty and staff having the
opportunity to meet and talk with students over a great lunch. Photos
Students Cover Governor's Election
On election night, Mercer's Television students covered the NJ Governor’s
election from the Republican and Democratic headquarters. According
to faculty member Steve Voorhees, "Besides this being a big story
for MCN Live, it was great to have the students covering news that was
being reported on by all New York City media, Philadelphia media, national
media, etc. Earlier this month I requested media credentials for MCTV
and both parties granted them to me. My students were then given press
passes and were right in the mix. Overall, it was an excellent real-world
learning experience for them."
Real Estate Market Explored at JKC Seminar
With the real estate market booming
in Mercer County, careers in the profession are more enticing than ever.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the James Kerney Campus, an enthusiastic audience
heard from four area professionals on the potential in real estate careers.
The workshop was a preview of a new Property Management Certificate
offered by Continuing Studies, to begin in January. Most classes are
set for the Kerney campus. Courses will include an “Overview of
Residential and Commercial Property Management,” “Contract
Law and Leases,” and “Leadership Skills and Delegation Methods.”
A “Real Estate Pre-Licensing” seminar will take place at
the West Windsor campus beginning Feb. 4. For a brochure on the program
contact Continuing Studies at 586-9446.
Gives Aviation Scholarship
A group of business people, tenants at Trenton-Mercer
Airport, joined together to host a golf outing in October, with the
goal of raising funds to benefit the community. They decided to provide
a scholarship for a local aviation student, and called in their aviation
neighbor, Joe Blasenstein, for help in finding such a student. The group
selected Aristocrates Lima, now in his second year at Mercer.
Lima, who is originally from Brazil, found MCCC on the Internet. He
hopes to become a commercial pilot. More
Appreciation Dinner Fosters Creativity
Course instructors for The Center for Continuing Studies got more than
they expected when they attended their annual appreciation dinner/training
session on Oct. 26. Inspired
by Kathy Paluscio’s creative presentation at our last college
assembly, and by the FISH philosophy, Yvonne Chang and her staff brainstormed
ideas with Kitty Getlik to develop a fun and entertaining program. “Rather
than a heavy instructional seminar kind of thing, we wanted to lighten
it up and do something different,” Getlik said.
With the help of
some FISH-trained audience members, and using sound effects and props,
Getlik compared the Center to a school of fish. "But then, since
a school only goes in one direction and we go in many directions, we
are actually more like an octopus," she said. That
was a nice lead-in to a children’s story using slides based on
Ollie the Octopus. “If your boss is a blowfish, don’t sit
around and carp about it, jump into the SEA [the Self Employment Assistance
Program],” one of the offerings of the college. Kitty
said, “Everybody had a good laugh and at the end we wrapped up
by saying ‘Ollie has a flotilla of talented starfish who really
do all the work, and they are you -- our instructors.’”
“I did a lot
of research and learned a lot about their programs,” Getlik said.
On Nov. 4, Alvyn Haywood’s Speech and Human Communication class
delved into the world of boxing. Thanks to Charlie Schlegel of the Maintenance
Department, who arranged for the visit through the Hibernians, Haywood’s
students welcomed Irish middleweight champ Matt Macklin, who shared
his experiences in the ring and his goals for the future. More
Raises More Than Expected for Heart Association
According to Amy Iseneker, MCCC raised more than expected through this
year's Heart Walk activities. Our total contribution was $7,343.57.
"Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication," said
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