E-Bulletin of March 26, 2009
Seminars Coming Soon
Technology Services department is offering a technology education series
this semester. Topics include using the Sun Java electronic calendar and
using the new features on the Integrow employee and student services portal.
Detailed seminar descriptions and schedule for the month of April can
be found on the Technology Services MLink page at: http://mlink.mccc.edu/tech_serv.shtml.
contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
vs. Staff Basketball Game April 3
All are welcome to come out and watch an exciting game of basketball --
pitting MCCC faculty against staff members. It happens at 5 p.m. on April
3 in the gym. More players are welcome to participate. To sign up, faculty
should call Craig Coenen at ext. 3533 (email@example.com).
Staff members should call Ken Hunt at ext. 3734 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
College Month Activities
We are compiling
a list of the major activities on campus during Community College Month
in April -- for posting online and on MLink. The events compiled to date
are listed here.
If you know of any additional events in April to which the college community
is invited, please e-mail Saveria Symons at email@example.com.
Science Programs Well-Represented at Conference for Young Women
Science faculty members and several students participated in the Seventh
Annual Young Women's Conference in Science, Mathematics and Technology
at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory on March 13. Mercer's representatives
manned five tables throughout the day, presenting demonstrations and hands-on
activities in chemistry, biology and the health professions. Faculty participants
included Laura Becker, Laura Blinderman, Linda Gaylo, Diane Hilker, Jane
O'Reilly and Helen Tanzini.
Nearly 300 young women from 28 area middle and high schools attended the
conference, whose goals are to foster interest in science careers for
women and to provide opportunities for girls to meet women working in
these fields. Click here
Susana Sanchez Wins $5,000 Guistwhite Scholarship
MCCC student Susana Sanchez was recently selected as a Phi Theta Kappa
Guistwhite Scholar, one of 20 students chosen from a national pool of
400 applicants. The scholarship includes $5,000 toward baccalaureate studies.
She will be recognized during the PTK convention in Dallas, TX, April
arts major and an Honors Program student, Sanchez is currently editor-in-chief
of MCCC's student newspaper, the College Voice. More here
Stanley Foundation Donates in Recognition of MCCC Volunteer
As an experienced financial advisor, Randy Jones, a member of the MCCC
Foundation Board, has given his time and expertise for many years to help
guide the college's investment and scholarship committees. In recognition
of his efforts, the Morgan Stanley Foundation has made a generous contribution
of $1,500 to Mercer's General Scholarship Fund. Scholarships awarded through
this fund help a variety of students in need.
Gene Tobia Wins Multiple Ribbons at Philadelphia Flower Show
Gene Tobia, who graduated from Mercer in 2006 with degrees in Nursing,
Biology and Plant Science, won two first-place and four third-place ribbons
at the Philadelphia Flower Show earlier this month for orchids he has
developed and nurtured in the MCCC Greenhouse.
Now a dialysis nurse, Tobia still enjoys his "out of control"
hobby. His orchid garden has become a permanent section at the greenhouse,
which Gene visits weekly to attend to the fragile plants and field questions
from students about orchids and their care. Says Program Coordinator Amy
Iseneker, "Gene's passion for orchids has turned into a wonderful
teaching opportunity for our students." She invites faculty and staff
to visit the orchid garden. For photos of some of the prize-winning orchids
at the Flower Show, click here.
Model Dress Barn Fashions
BethAnn Clayton and Maria Tazza, and several students modeled crisp spring
fashions at a luncheon/fashion show on March 24.
Part of Women's Month at Mercer, the event was sponsored by the Mercer
Chapter of the AAWCC and Student Goverment/Student Activities. Amy
Immordino of Enrollment Services served as MC, while fashions were presented
by Hamilton Dress Barn manager, Cee Sloan, who also gave away discount
coupons. Photos here.
Sports Reporter Features MCCC Tennis and Soccer Coaches
Local sports reporter Craig Haley is now writing for a website called
playsportstv.com, which provides
coaching and instruction tips on a range of sports, and is particularly
targeted for parents and coaches involved in youth sports. In one of Haley's
first articles for the site, he features MCCC Tennis Coach Marc Vecchiolla,
who shares the philosophy that he has used in coaching our highly successful
teams: help players develop their skills and have fun at the same time.
Read the whole article here.
soccer coach Jodi Ricciardi, who played softball in college, is also featured
on the website in softball videos (a 75-video training plan) here.
Advises Focusing on Strengths in Talk to AAWCC Group
In her talk entitled
"Equipping Women for the Workplace," Dr. Teena Cahill presented
her personal recipe for success while also entertaining an audience of
50 women from MCCC and other area colleges at a breakfast workshop on
March 20. Cahill counsels using adversity as a source of strength, focusing
on innate talents, and striving for leadership in both personal and professional
situations. "And be a good listener. Good leaders listen," she
Adjunct Wins Mini-Grant
During a special ceremony March 16, the New Jersey Historical
Commission presented a certificate to history adjunct faculty member Sue
Kozel to mark her receipt of a 2009 Mini-Grant from the agency to continue
researching the history of NJ Quaker abolitionist Richard Waln. The $2,000
grant will enable Kozel to further investigate Waln's work of advocating
on behalf of African American slaves who were promised and then denied
freedom by owners or their families.
in the News Online
Delicious Directions: MCCC Gets Cooking
Restaurants Fighting Recessionary Blues
Take a Plane Ride; Help the Flight Team
Real World View; Mel Leipzig Doesn't Tell Stories, He Creates Epics With
Coming to Kelsey
27 - April 5: Godspell
28: African-American "Songs from the Soul"
17-26: MCCC Theatre Students to Present "Angels in America, Part
25: "The Frog Prince" Seeks His Princess
Don Jones Open Mic Night/Poetry Slam March 27, 7 to 10 p.m.
Free event in memory of Don Jones at the Center City Cafe, James Kerney
Dinner ($5) will be prepared by Cafe chefs. For more information, e-mail
Leipzig to Discuss Realist Painters April 2
County Artists Show at Gallery Through April 9
Position Openings at MCCC
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list of job openings on campus.
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