E-Bulletin of February 27, 2004
Table of Contents
Governor's Budget Proposal
Calls for Free Tuition
MCCC Unveils CD for
The CD's four main sections include "Applying to Mercer," with information about the placement test, advising and scheduling, majors and courses, ID cards, books, security and parking. The "Affording College" section covers financial aid, the EOF program, and veterans benefits. The "Services" section includes tutoring and support, transfer and career services, special needs, library, bookstore and student activities including sports. "Navigating Mercer" explains advisement and registration, policies, grades and related areas.
Working with a firm called CD Advantage, the CD was written and designed
by the staff of the Marketing and Public Information units, with the
Admissions office and a steering committee. Committee members included
Tony Bruzaitis, Don Davis, Brad Kent, Joan Guggenheim, Lynn Holl, Wendy
Humphrey, Laurene Jones, Francis Paixao, Saveria Symons and Carol Tosh.
"Women Take Flight"
Is a Soaring Success
With the wind gusting up to 30 mph Saturday, that day's scheduled flight time had to be postponed. Sunday's weather report also called for wind starting around 9 a.m., so the flight instructors and students agreed to meet at the airport at 6:30 Sunday morning. It worked, and they all got the opportunity to fly between 7 and 9 a.m. Mercer Aviation faculty member Joan Jones, who was present the entire weekend, said the students were just thrilled to have the opportunity to fly. "They got hands-on experience," she said. "They were ecstatic, they had a ball. One was actually cheering and jumping up and down."
Jones said all the feedback was positive and a couple of the women asked a lot of questions about the Aviation Flight Technology program. "It would really be great if some of the participants actually became aviation students," Jones said.
The event was a great opportunity to get out the word about Mercer's Aviation programs. News 12 New Jersey sent a cameraman and reporter, The Times sent a photographer and reporter, and Flight Log Newsletter sent a reporter. The Courier News, Bridgewater is also working on a story. The Times feature should appear this Sunday.
Flight instructors included MCCC's Diane Loving and Tom Gillian. Mercer faculty member Jennifer Dowd and adjunct faculty member Christina Ryan were participants.
Castner, part-owner of Alexandria Field Airport and former faculty
member at Bryn Mawr College, is pursuing an answer to the question "Why
Don't More Women Learn to Fly?" She offered the workshop as part
of a research project she is doing with Sue Stafford, professor at Simmons
College in Boston, where they did a similar workshop last October. Castner
said of the Mercer women: "The Women Take Flight participants were
a wonderful group of women. Their journals are inspiring and their smiles
and body language in photos and on tape help tell the story." Photos
Board and Volunteers
Joann Fessler Remembered
Hamilton is a Mercer graduate in Electrical Engineering Technology
and has taught classes here. He is an Air Force veteran and has been
a Mercer County Freeholder since 1996. Photos
JKC Staff Writes to
Mercer County Artists
Reservations with payment must be to Sharon Vlasac by April 22 in MC148. For more information call her at ext. 3267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performances at Kelsey
The endearing children's classic, "A Little Princess," comes to the Kelsey stage in March. The Pennington Players present this riches-to-rags-to-riches story made forever famous by the 1939 Shirley Temple movie. Fridays, March 5 and 12 at 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, March 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 2 and 4 p.m. More
An all new "Music, Maestro, Please!"
will introduce the younger set to the joys of vocal and instrumental
music. This lively, interactive children's concert is presented by the
Mercer County Symphonic Band at Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, March 20
at 2 and 4 p.m. More
Retirees to Meet