E-Bulletin of November 11, 2005

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“Victims 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

Touch 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 contact nextgentv@gmail.com or call Steve Voorhees at ext. 3805.

"Twilight 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.

JKC 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

TV 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."


Hot 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.


Airport 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

Instructor 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. Photos

Boxer Visits Mercer
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 here

MCCC 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 Iseneker.

Kelsey and Gallery Events for the Holiday Season
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