E-Bulletin of February 10, 2004

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Commencement Date
Spring is near so mark your calendar now for MCCC's 2004 Commencement and Honors Convocation --Thursday, May 27.

Governor McGreevey Online
The governor's office has a press release on its website about the announcements he made last week at our conference center on workforce development. Click here

MCCC's Photography Students Featured at TAWA Exhibit
As part of its 25th anniversary year, the Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) is hosting "Dark Room --FA 107" a juried exhibition of work by MCCC's outstanding photography students. The exhibit features both black and white and color photographs created by students in the dark room and digital photography studio.

The exhibit will be displayed from Feb. 13 to 23 at the ARTWORKS gallery, Stockton Street in Trenton. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., which will include a "Sweetheart" sale of high quality photographic prints (at discounted prices from $150 to $300), and a celebratory raffle with prizes including an Epson printer, dinners at area restaurants and fine arts photographs.

Gallery hours at ARTWORKS will be Friday, noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact the Photography lab at ext. 3715.

Cruise to Canada with Your Friends at Kelsey Theatre
The staff and friends of Kelsey Theatre are cruising to Canada aboard the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas and invite members of the staff and community to join them. The huge ship shoves off from Bayonne, N.J., on May 30 and returns on June 4, 2004.

Kitty Getlik predicts that it's going to be a great trip. "Not only can we expect every fantastic amenity the ship has to offer, but it is a fundraiser for Kelsey Theatre, so the theater will receive a portion of all proceeds," she said. Getlik notes that the Kelsey Theatre crowd is a lively, friendly group that is planning to make the most of its five days at sea.

The ship will follow the coast up to Canada with stops in St. John, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Onboard attractions include a promenade shopping mall in the center of the ship, skating rinks, rock climbing wall, miniature golf, indoor and outdoor pools, casino, children's activities, a jogging/walking track, fitness center and more. The ship has a four-star rating and is known for its superior service and gourmet dining.

Prices begin at $660.25 per person and include accommodations, all meals, activities, entertainment, taxes and fees. Reservations are due by Feb. 21. Contact Colleen or Frank Robinson at CruiseOne in West Windsor for more information or to register: 609-275-0335 or 1-800-941-2469, or email crobinson@cruiseone.com. Travelers should mention Kelsey Theatre when they call. More details about the Royal Caribbean cruise line are available at www.cruiseone.com/crobinson.

"Romance and Addiction" Feb. 12
Dr. Mildred Pollner will show her documentary "Romance and Addiction" on Thursday, Feb. 12 at noon in CM 110. The documentary looks at the sexual games in advertising, the socialization process they reinforce, and the role models they present. Details

Art Schwartz Article
The Hispanic Outlook magazine has published an article by Art Schwartz that can help students take exams, especially math exams. Called Improving Test-Taking Skills in Mathematics, "it's an easy-to-read, helpful, student-oriented piece," says Tom Wilfrid.

The article makes ten suggestions to help students study, conquer their fears and approach tests with more confidence. "Test-taking is a learning process," Schwartz says.

The article is not available on-line. If you would like a copy contact Saveria Symons, ext. 3736.

Mel Leipzig to Lecture on Realist Painters
Professor Mel Leipzig will present a talk entitled: "Realism in 20th Century American Painting" on Thursday, March 4 at noon as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series. Details

Upcoming Conferences
The Center for Continuing Studies will offer the "Small Business Financing Extravaganza" on March 4 at the conference center. Details

Two March seminars will address emergency planning and security issues for businesses. Details

Study Skills/Time Management Workshop
Educational Talent Search at the James Kerney Campus will offer a "Study Skills and Time Management Workshop" on Thurs., Feb. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m., Kerney Hall. Registration is required. Call ext. 6684 or 6618.

Staples Gives Catalogs/Goodies
Mercer's Purchasing Office coordinated an open house with Staples last week that gave staff members the opportunity to receive new catalogs and free samples. Pens, photo paper, tap, snacks and more were given to all visitors. The attached photo shows Staples representative Diane Chiger, with MCCC's Lisa Polascak and Wendy Lancaster of Purchasing.

Retirement Party Thanks
Thanks are due to all who planned MCCC's big retirement party on January 23. Bill Mate led the committee, which was composed of Susan Busch, Lynn Holl, Marie Mendez, Jo Anne Rosso and Elaine Stout. Thanks go also to Jackie Dunn, Bill Downs, Filamena Vasta and Linda Davidson for their usual fine job on the food preparations.

Fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters
MCCC's Jeff Zygmunt will be bowling for a Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) fundraiser "Bowl for Kids Sake" on Saturday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Colonial Bowling Lanes, 2420 Brunswick Ave., Lawrenceville. He is seeking supporters to help him raise funds. According to Kim Cody of BBBS, "Jeff Zygmunt has been a long-time supporter of Bowl for Kids Sake and has raised thousands of dollars to support mentoring programs. This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of children in your community."

For more information email zygmuntj@mccc.edu or call ext. 3231. If you would like to bowl, call BBBS at 609-656-1000.

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