E-Bulletin of February 18, 2010


Upcoming Events News Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

Live Jazz and R&B at the James Kerney Campus Feb. 19
The JKC Jazz Cafe' will feature the band "Bar-One" on Friday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the JKC Centre City Cafe. Admission is $5 and food will be served. The event is sponsored by the African-American Student Organization and the JKC Student Activities Board.

"The Dating Doctor" Workshop Feb. 23
Student Activities and the Student Government Association invite all to an afternoon with David Coleman, who will present "The Dating Doctor, Making Relationships Matter." Couples and singles are welcome. Learn five characteristics of a healthy relationship, three types of love found in a healthy relationship, and more. It happens at the WWC Conference Center, Feb. 23. 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided. RSVP to reserve your free ticket by calling ext. 3435 or 3412.

Mercer County Artist Awards Reception Feb. 24
Sixty-five artists and 82 works of art will be represented at the Mercer County Artists exhibit at MCCC's Gallery opening Feb. 23. An Awards Reception is set for Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The show will be on display through April 1. Read more here.

First Lunch & Learn Workshop Feb. 25
The college is offering Lunch & Learn Workshops open to all employees on "Commitment; an Essential Component for Success," as part of a Wellness Committee effort. Those who have signed up for the Fitness Challenge will be especially interested in the topic, designed to help everyone reach their goals. Presenter will be Nora Kashinsky of the Metro Employee Assistance Service. The workshops are set for Thurs., Feb. 25 at the WWC Faculty/Staff Dining Room, noon to 1 p.m. and Wed., March 24, noon to 1 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus Center City Café. Bring your own lunch. RSVP to Davell Cheston at chestond@mccc.edu. Please enter "I will attend the Lunch & Learn at WWC (or JKC)" in the subject line.

Black History Month Concludes With Luncheon Feb. 26
The African-American Student Organization concludes its Black History Month events with a luncheon on Friday, Feb. 26, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. (date changed from Thurs.). Speakers include Vice President Guy Generals and East Windsor Township Council Member Walter Daniels.
Food will be prepared by MCCC culinary students. The fee is $3 for students and $5 for faculty, staff and visitors. Get your ticket from the Bursar's office or call ext. 3404.
Flyer here.

NJSTARS Info Session March 3
Spread the word! MCCC's Enrollment Services Office will host an Information Session on March 3 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center for high school students eligible for the NJSTARS program. More here.

WWFM to Host Movie Music Weekend March 5-7
WWFM The Classical Network will set the stage for Oscar night with a weekend filled with music from the big screen March 5 through 7. "Lights, Camera...Music!" will kick off with a daylong, on-air tribute to the music of John Williams (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones), Bernard Hermann (Psycho, North by Northwest) and other composers behind the soundtracks of movie blockbusters. The celebration continues through Sunday online. Read more here.

Nursing Fair March 9
The Career Services and Transfer Office is hosting a Nursing Career and Transfer Fair on Tuesday, March 9, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. Twenty representatives from local and out-of-state hospitals and colleges will be attending.

Live Healthy Workshop March 10
Kristin Kwak will present a nutrition workshop on Wed., March 10, noon to 1 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer, sponsored by the Student Activities Department. The workshop and lunch are free with ticket, available for pickup at SC111. If you have any questions call Bethanne at ext. 3435.

Coming Event Reminders
Feb. 23: Professor Mel Leipzig will explore the vast contributions of Henri Matisse in his slide lecture, 12 noon, CM 109. More here.

April 24: MCCC's Scholarship Dinner Dance, Hyatt Regency, Princeton. More here.

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Soccer Coach Charlie Inverso Steps Down; Search for New Coach Under Way
Mention the name Charlie Inverso and most people connect him with soccer at MCCC, where he completed his 24th season as head coach for the men's team in 2009.

No longer. Inverso announced his resignation in early February, leaving behind a legacy of success that has put Mercer on the national stage for junior college men's soccer. Under Inverso, the MCCC Vikings made 18 trips to the nationals, with 13 Final Four appearances and nine trips to the finals, earning five national championships over three decades, most recently in 2004. Along the way, his Vikings squads dominated the Garden State Athletic Conference, Region 19 and Northeast District. Read more here.

Soccer Player Carolyn Walters Selected as MCCC Woman Athlete of the Year
MCCC sophomore soccer player, Carolyn Walters, was selected as Woman of the Year for the Garden State Athletic Conference's 24th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, held at Seton Hall University on Feb. 7. According to Walters' coach, Jodie Ricciardi, she was selected because of her leadership both on and off the field.
Read more here.

Fun and Variety On Tap at MCCC Summer Camps
Even in the face of the harshest winter in recent memory, camp coordinators at MCCC have summer on their minds. Camp season for children ages 6 to 17 runs from June 21 through August 13, and registration is under way for Camp College, Sports Camps, and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops (which begin June 28). Before and after-camp care is available for all programs. Camp College will host an Open House Feb. 20. More here.

Upward Bound Student Featured in Trentonian
Trenton High School student Franchesca Saraison cites Mercer's Upward Bound program as contributing to her success. Now at the top of her class, the senior says she will be delivering the valedictorian address at graduation. "During my freshman year in high school I joined the Upward Bound program. Through this program I have benefitted immensely, receiving the help and resources to make my high school career a success. Through Upward Bound and the Project Link program I was able to complete three college courses at MCCC." Read the full story here.

Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Peak As Post-Season Approaches
The men's and women's basketball teams are looking strong as they head into the Region 19 Tournament, which starts next week. According to MCCC Athletics Director John Simone, both teams have clinched first place in the Garden State Athletic Conference, a dual mark of achievement that hasn't been reached in years. Read more here.

Former Dean Kenneth Woodbury Visits MCCC
Former MCCC Dean of Academic Affairs Kenneth B. Woodbury visited the area recently and met with Michael Glass, Director of Statewide Training, and former MCCC President John Hanley. Dr. Woodbury is the former president of Harrisburg Area Community College and Valencia Community College Foundation in Orlando, Florida, where he was recognized as the most successful community college fundraiser on several occasions. He had retired to Maine, but recently accepted the presidency of the National College of the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific (1500 miles south of Hawaii). Glass said, "Talk about challenges! He wishes all his old friends at Mercer a happy and successful New Year." Woodbury can be reached at kwoodbury@cmi.edu.

Mercer in the News Online

Home News Tribune:
North Brunswick's Martin Receives Doctorate Degree

The Times (nj.com):
Skip the Trash

State Farm Insurance Grant Will Help MCCC Students Work with High Schoolers

The Artful Blogger:
When the Masters Meet (featuring Professor Mel Leipzig)

WWC Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC.
Menu for week of Feb. 22..........

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Feb. 12- 21: "Pygmalion" (featuring MCCC's own Kitty Getlik)

Feb. 20: "Little Mermaid"

Feb. 26 - Mar. 7: "Fiddler on the Roof"

March 12-21 "The Adventunes of Tom Sawyer"

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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