E-Bulletin of December
County Symphonic Band Concert Dec. 17
All are invited to a free concert by the Mercer County Symphonic Band
on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. The program includes
a variety of seasonal favorites, contemporary selections and traditional
marches. Under the direction of Dr. Louis Woodruff, the Mercer County
Symphonic Band has gained a reputation for high quality, entertaining
performances which routinely draw large audiences.
Doctors Foundation to Hold Event at MCCC Dec. 13
The Three Doctors Foundation will host the "Spirit of Giving Holiday
Basketball Benefit" at MCCC on Saturday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. Comedian
Alonzo "Hamburger" Jones will host the event. The benefit will
serve as the culmination of an ongoing Adopt-A-Family Gift Drive and will
feature give-aways, prizes and activities. All guests and participants
are encouraged to bring a new gift or accessory for an underprivileged
The Three Doctors Foundation was established by three men from inner-city
Newark who made a pact to finish medical school together. After achieving
their goal, the doctors now travel around the country to educate children
and teens about the power of persistence and the importance of education.
They have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show,
and their books have become national best sellers. See The Times story
information, visit www.threedoctorsfoundation.org.
Smith Keeps Up Good Work
Retired staff member Charles Smith stopped by the college on Dec. 8 to
say hello and spread his infectious smile. Smith is continuing the holiday
tradition he started years ago as a Mercer employee of providing a Christmas
meal with all the trimmings to the homeless of Trenton. According to Smith,
"Smitty's Barbecue" will set up on Christmas morning across
the street from the Trenton Rescue Mission on Ewing Street. On the menu
is turkey, dressing, rice, yams, string beans and cranberry sauce - "the
same meal that I have at home," Smith said. As in past years, MCCC's
Professional Union will donate hats, gloves and scarves that will be given
as gifts, along with toiletry items. Donations are also coming in from
other staffers and local businesses. All who wish to participate may contact
Rich Miller in the Facilities Department. Photo of Charles here.
"Living Report to Community" Draws Hundreds
The college rolled out the red carpet on Dec. 4, when approximately
300 community members came out to celebrate a year of success and learn
more about the opportunities available at Mercer. In addition to honoring
three of MCCC's special community partners, the event provided a showcase
for student achievement and faculty contributions.
Dr. Beverly Richardson and the committee thank the many faculty and staff
members who participated in making the event highly successful. Read
the full story here.
More photos here.
of Lights Raises Dollars for Charity
The Student Government Association and the International Student Organization
hosted a Festival of Lights at the Student Center Dec. 6. The event raised
$200 which will be donated to Heifer International to buy a flock of chicks
and a llama for a family in Peru.
was elegantly decorated by the Student Activities Office, with each table
adorned with a floral arrangement that represented countries and continents
of the world, including Ireland, Central America, Italy, Holland, America,
Africa, Greece, Asia, and Great Brittan. The Hospitality Club catered
the food and set up different food stations of cuisine from around the
world. They made a special cake that served as the centerpiece for all
the food stations. Photos here.
Cave Spotlight on Jim Kelly
From Debbie Kell: No stranger to the stage and the spotlight,
Music Professor Jim Kelly finds himself in a different, more virtual kind
of spotlight. Visit his profile at http://teach.mccc.edu,
where he discusses his journey into teaching and offers his insights on
teaching, music, and life and what makes teaching so exciting for him.
In addition to the video interview, Jim has agreed to share one of his
songs with you. So once youve watched the video, you can listen
to some of his music as well.
MCCC Athletes Selected as All-Americans
The National Junior College Athletic Association has selected two MCCC
athletes as All-Americans. Men's soccer player Amit Abudmad was selected
for the NJCAA first team and women's soccer player Kasey Kenny was selected
for the second team.
Read the story and see photos here.
Chemistry Students Attend Analytical
Thirteen MCCC chemistry students attended the 2008 Eastern Analytical
Symposium on Nov. 18 at the Garden State Convention Center. Focusing on
green initiatives, the theme of the three-day symposium and exhibition
was "Creating a Better Tomorrow." According to faculty member
Helen Tanzini, who accompanied them on the field trip, students toured
approximately 150 exhibits and talked with vendors about the latest technology
and analytical techniques. Job recruiters also talked with students about
the job market. Students returned to campus with bags of valuable give-away
items. See photo here.
Now Available on Verizon FIOS
FiOS TV now carries WZBN local cable TV, which often covers MCCC news.
The station is on Channel 28 on a full time basis. Read
their press release here.
to Lead Discussion of Film
Joan Goldstein, Ph.D., adjunct in sociology, has been invited by the West
Windsor Arts Council to introduce and lead the discussion for the public
showing of the film, "Everything is Illuminated." It takes place
at the West Windsor Library on Saturday evening, Jan. 10, is free and
open to the public. Taken from the novel of the same name and written
by former Princeton University student Jonathan Safran Foer, the film
takes us by way of comedy and pathos, on the Ukrainian adventure of a
young Jewish-American writer as he searches for his family's European
roots. Because of her own odyssey to Romania in 2004 to find the city
of her grandparents, Dr. Goldstein says she will "help explore the
deep revelations that occur as we search for our past -- for the people
and places that no longer exist."
Instructor Publishes Marketing Book
A long time marketing instructor for our Small Business program, Martin
Mosho, just had his book, "Jump Start Your Business," published.
The book was just reviewed by Biz4NJ
Martin Mosho has spent 40 years in advertising sales and marketing management
with several major publications and also owned a retail business and franchise.
He taught advertising sales at CCNY and currently teaches at Brookdale
Community College in addition to MCCC. He also serves as a counselor/consultant
for the College of New Jersey Small Business Development Center.
in the News Online
GCC Offers Gift of Education
MCCC to Offer Courses in English for Spanish Speakers
Two Selected for All-American Team
Coming to Kelsey
12-14: New Jersey Youth Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"
20: Dazzling Light Show Combines with Magic in "Lazer Vaudeville"
9-18: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Announced Upcoming Events
Band Concert Dec. 10
The MCCC Jazz Band will perform its Winter Concert on Wednesday, Dec.
10 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Directed by Professor James Kelly, the
band will present a varied and exciting program. Repertoire will include
such jazz classics as Oliver Nelson's Stolen Moments and Thad Jones'
A Child is Born as well as Herbie Hancock's funk romp, Watermelon
Man, and Clifford Brown's be-bop gem, Daahoud. All selections
will feature standout improvisations by MCCC jazz students, who will be
performing in small groups as well as in the full band.
Gifted Artists Explore Light at MCCC The Gallery Now Through Dec. 18
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