E-Bulletin of February 1, 2005

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“Ibsen@ARTWORKS” Combines Talents of MCCC Drama Student with Leipzig Paintings
A very special performance awaits you at ARTWORKS in Trenton on Feb. 18 and 19. MCCC Drama students, under the direction of Maureen Heffernan, will perform excerpts from two Ibsen masterworks: “Peer Gynt” and “A Doll’s House.” The performance will be supplemented with paintings by Mel Leipzig, an Ibsen aficionado and close friend of the preeminent translator of Ibsen’s work in America, the late Rolf Fjelde. More

Events for African American Heritage Month
The African American Student Organization at MCCC has planned a series of events for February. The theme is "The Niagara Movement: Black Protest Reborn 1905-2005."

Feb. 2. 12:15 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria: Opening Ceremony featuring a performance by Mr. Carl Anthony and Dance Troupe

Feb. 8, 12:15 p.m., Student Center Lounge: Lecture by Professor Alvin Haywood

Feb. 17, 12:15 p.m., Student Center: Health Fair and Bake Sale to benefit Fox Chase Cancer Research

Feb. 22, 12:15 p.m., SC 108, Student Center: Lecture by Mr. Wayne Jackson

Feb. 24, 12:15 p.m., Faculty-Staff Dining Room: Black History Month Unity Luncheon

Feb. 27, 12:15 p.m., Student Center Lounge: Lecture by N.J. Freeholder Tony Mack

For more information call Nicole Sutton at ext. 3428.

Community Forum on Marriage Feb. 18
"I Do? -- The Social, Legal and Cultural Definitions of Marriage" takes place at the Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 18. Continental breakfast is included, followed by a roundtable discussion with a very distinguished panel, and audience questions.

Teacher Training Open House
The Center for Continuing Studies will host an open house for "New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey," the alternate route teacher training program, on Thurs., Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. at the Conference Center. Click here for more.

It's Time to Party!
Get out your dancing shoes for a Surfin' Safari! The college's annual Scholarship Dinner Dance is set for March 5, and your presence is requested. This very special gala evening is known as the best party in Mercer County! You will enjoy an elegant dinner, entertainment by the Landsharks of Orlando Florida, art auction, and dancing. You can dress in beach attire (modest) or wear black tie. Instead of the general cost of $200 per ticket, the cost for staff and faculty is $150. Of course, all proceeds go to scholarships for MCCC students.

Call Elaine Stout at ext. 3607 to make your reservation. More

TV Students Broadcast on Channel 23
According to faculty member Steve Voorhees, Mercer's Television Club students will resume broadcasting their news show, MCN Live, on Thursdays from 5:30 to 5:50 p.m. beginning Feb. 10. The students will be broadcasting an edited version of the Late Night Series at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Their tapings of MCCC sporting events will air multiple times during the week. On Feb. 18 the students will film the community forum on marriage. Air times will be announced.

Holocaust Education Video Donated
Borden Perlman Insurance Company of Lawrenceville has donated a video documentary, entitled “Testimony of the Human Spirit,” to the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, located in the college library.

A project of the Westchester Holocaust Education Center in Purchase, NY, “Testimony of the Spirit” is a broadcast-quality teaching resource that examines the Holocaust through the eyes of six men and women who were children or teenagers in Europe during the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Written and directed by Sarah Kate Robbins and narrated by the acclaimed actor Eli Wallach, the material was specifically developed for use in middle schools, high schools and college classrooms to increase students’ awareness of the importance of standing up to hatred. More

Mercer County Artists 2005
On Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, artwork will be accepted for consideration in the "Mercer County Artists" exhibit. Photography is not included, and works must have been executed within two years of the show. THis year's juror will be Donna Gustafson of the Hunterdon Museum of Art. The exhibit opens Feb. 28 and continues through April 1, with an opening reception set for March 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call ext. 3588 or e-mail gallery@mccc.edu.

Kelsey Events
"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" is not actually a musical. But it is a first-rate murder mystery, told with a delicious satirical twist and filled with suspense, intrigue, and a surprise ending, of course! Pierrot Productions – Theater to Go presents this ingenious whodunit at Kelsey Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 18 and 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. More

Inner beauty rules the day when Kaleidoscope Theatre presents the classic tale of love, “Beauty and the Beast,” at Kelsey Theatre for two performances on Saturday, February 19 at 2 and 4 p.m. More

The most famous reptile in children’s literature is coming to Kelsey Theatre. The award-winning Theatre IV presents “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” for two performances only on Saturday, February 26 at 2 and 4 p.m. More

Sweet Adelines Fundraiser for Valentine's Day
Judy Katz of Purchasing, a member of Sweet Adelines International through the Millstone Valley Chorus, invites all to send someone a special singing valentine to help support this nonprofit educational organization, which works to preserve the art of barbershop-style music. On Feb. 14, for $50, you can send a singing valentine that includes two songs, a silk rose, a chocolate treat, a Valentine card and a Polaroid photo. For information call 908-874-3079.

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