E-Bulletin of March 11, 2005

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"Mercer County Artists 2005" Opens
We have a sneak preview available here of the impressive "Mercer County Artists" exhibit at The Gallery. Be sure to stop by to see all forty-eight works of art, on display through April 1.

You're Invited to Alumni & Friends Theatre Evening
Faculty and staff are invited to MCCC's third annual "Alumni & Friends Theatre Evening” on Friday, April 22.
Guests will gather in the Faculty Dining Room from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a light dinner, then move to Kelsey Theatre for an 8 p.m. opening night performance of “Sweet Charity.” Pierrot Productions presents this revival of the poignant, funny hit musical that premiered on Broadway in 1966 (and will enjoy another Broadway run starting April 21). More

Invention Seminar
Area inventors and aspiring inventors will have a unique opportunity to learn about the patent process when MCCC hosts “The Invention Seminar” on Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
According to instructor Mike Kahn, “Intellectual property can be a very valuable asset and it’s essential to arm yourself with a basic understanding of the patent process."

The seminar is designed for independent inventors, scientists and engineers. Kahn will cover invention development, how the patent process works, tips for safeguarding your idea, and patent searching techniques. He’ll also give guidance on seeking professional assistance, and how to profit from an invention.

The f
ee is $40. Call 609-596-9446.

Open House April 13
Please help us spread the word about Mercer's Open House April 13 for high school students and their parents. Details

Attention Writers/Artists
It's time to focus your creative energy! Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible publication in The Kelsey Review. Short fiction, poetry, essays, brief excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings, and cartoons are accepted. The deadline for submissions is May 2, 2005. Details

Scholarship Gala A Big Success
Mercer's March 5th dinner dance was a huge fundraising success, raising nearly $200,000 for student scholarships. Click here for photos and details. More photos here.

Getlik Represents Mercer
Kitty Getlik represented the college at Mercer County's Women's Month event on March 3. Brian Hughes and the Freeholders honored four women: Carmen M. Garcia, an attorney who became the first Hispanic person in Mercer County to be appointed to a judge’s bench; Pat Hart, executive director of Womanspace Inc.; Andrea Sussman Kotzker, executive vice president of Nexus Properties Inc.; and Joan E.S. York, a certified drug and alcohol counselor.

Swim Instructors Needed
Swim instructors with WSI certification are needed for the Camp College swim program, June 20 to August 11, Mon. to Thurs, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 609-586-4800, ext. 3267.

What Does 85 Look Like?
Ruth Burchell, who turned 85 on March 10, makes growing older look easy. Friends celebrated with lots of goodies, some baked by staffers. Click here for photo.

Gorbachev Coming to Trenton
The TrenMos Fund and Trenton business organizations are sponsoring a unique opportunity to meet former Soviet Union president, Mikhail Gorbachev, on April 18 at Sovereign Bank Arena. At 11 a.m. members of the business community will meet for lunch. At 12:30 p.m. Gorbachev will address the group. Tickets range from $35 without lunch, to $55 and $75 with lunch. There is also an evening program/dinner at the Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard. More information is available at www.trenton-moscow.net, or call
609-631-8819. The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen is a benefactor of the program.

Kelsey Theatre Cruise to Bermuda
The second annual Kelsey Theatre Fundraiser Cruise leaves on August 7 for a five-night Bermuda cruise on the stunning Voyager of The Seas. Kitty Getlik says don’t miss out on this fun trip which includes two full days at King’s Wharf Bermuda, priced at only $947. Conveniently leaving from New Jersey, The Voyager of The Seas has a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, rollerblading track, basketball courts, three swimming pools, a dreamy spa, a casino, two theatres (both bigger than Kelsey), a stunning ice-skating spectacular, and kids clubs. Plus, of course, more food than you could ever eat, including 24-hour free room service. The four-story atrium houses a duty-free shopping mall. Call Colleen Robinson at 609-275-0335 or email her at crobinson@cruiseone.com before April 1 to sign up. Click here for more.

Reduced Prices on Great Adventure/Sesame Place
Camp College is offering reduced-price tickets to Great Adventure, Hurricane Harbor Water Park and Sesame Place. Tickets for Great Adventure are $25 each; for Hurricane Harbor $29; and for Sesame Place $34.51. Payment must be received no later than April 15. Contact Rose Fiorello at ext. 3650 or fiorellr@mccc.edu.

Phillies vs. Mets Tickets Benefit Charity
Get your tickets for a Phillies/Mets game on June 22, 6:55 p.m. at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Tickets are $20 each, and $4 of each ticket benefits the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Contact Wendy Lancaster at ext. 3249.

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