E-Bulletin of April 12, 2006
and Gender Studies to Begin this Fall
Mercer students will be able to pursue an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts
with a concentration in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) beginning this
fall. The courses will emphasize comprehension, analysis and writing,
according to faculty member Denise Ingram. Details
Fair April 22
The MCCC Flight Team will raise funds at a Flight Fair on Saturday, April
22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The rain date is
Sunday, April 23. Come out with family and friends to see the area from
a whole new perspective. Aviation faculty members will be the pilots.
The cost is 20 cents per pound (weights are kept secret), with a minimum
charge of $8 and a maximum of $22 per person.
Lectures at MCCC
Africans in the Diaspora series: all are at noon in CM159
19 -- MCCC's Bethuel Hunter will lecture on "Discursive Antiphony
in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon."
April 26 -- MCCC's Sharmila Sen will lecture on "Post Colonial Tropes
-- The Diaspora."
Lecture Series: all are at noon in CM110
April 13 -- Princeton scientist, Dr.
Gregory Olsen, will discuss his experience as a non-astronaut in space.
April 20 -- Art historian, painter and teacher Robert Bunkin will discuss
Known Masterpieces of Portraiture."
Concert Dates Announced
The MCCC Chorus
will perform on Wednesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. This year's
concert theme is "Hymn to Nature." Mozart will be represented
in honor of his 250th birthday, and a madrigal by early Renaissance composer
Jacques Arcadelt will be performed. Three pieces from Randall Thompson's
Frostiana, on nature poems by Robert Frost, will be included, as well as
folksongs from America and Africa. Directed by Marjorie Herman, D.M., the
chorus is composed of music majors as well as other students.
The MCCC Jazz Band will present its Spring Concert at Kelsey Theatre
on Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by James Kelly, the performance will include such jazz classics
as Dizzy Gillespie's "Groovin High" and Toots Thielman's "Bluesette"
as well as Tower of Power's soul-funk excursion, "What is Hip?"
The concert will feature the full band in addition to small groups with
Mercer's jazz students displaying their outstanding improvisational skills.
Lab Technology Wins Awards
Jane OReilly, MCCC's coordinator of the Medical Lab Technology (MLT)
program, won the Educator of the Year award recently from the New Jersey
Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. O'Reilly has been an active
participant in the society and serves as treasurer. Additionally, MLT
student Susan Buckley received a $500 scholarship.
Music program coordinator James Kelly delivered a stirring lecture, "Syncretism
and Cultural Memory in African American Music," on April 5. "Slaves
were allowed to sing," Kelly said, and that singing -- in the form
of street cries, work songs, call and response songs, story-telling songs
-- saved an important part of African culture. "For the African,
music is a cultural and existential necessity," he said. "American
popular music is totally Africanized."
During his lecture Kelly played clips from authentic African songs and
modern popular music, and demonstrated musical forms on a guitar and piano.
The lecture was so well received he has been asked to do it again so more
members of the college community can be there. Maybe next semester, he
Business Panel Discussion
Three experts in international business spoke at MCCC on April 11 to an
interested group of students and faculty members. Coordinated by Laura
Sosa, the discussion was videoconferenced to Passaic Valley Regional High
School, which runs an international business practice class similar to
College Hosts Open House
The final Camp College Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 22,
from noon to 2 p.m. at the Conference Center. For more information click
here, or call
Dinner Celebrates Adjunct Faculty Members
from MCCC's Hospitality Programs put on their annual buffet dinner at
the WWC Student Center on April 5, in appreciation for the services of
the college's more than 300 adjunct faculty members. (In alternate years,
this dinner honors the members of the college's nearly 30 Advisory Commissions.)
Hospitality programs director Doug Fee, Prof. Chris dePagnier and Teaching
Assistant Frank Benowitz joined several part-time Hospitality instructors,
current students, and alumni volunteers in staging what most who attended
considered to be the best ever in a long series of successful dinners.
Ehresman Represents MCCC in Jordan
Dean Judy Ehresman will be leaving for Amman, Jordan, on April 14 to attend
a special international event. She and her daughter Jessica, a college
student at the University of Pittsburgh who is working at the United Nations
University International Leadership Institute in Jordan, are invited guests.
Judy was also invited to speak to an international student group while
in Amman about study opportunities at community colleges in the United
States, and Mercer in particular. There is also a potential for a similar
invitation to address education leaders in the country of Ghana in the
future. She promises more details upon her return.
Photos on Display at Conference Center
The second floor of the Conference Center is now an art gallery of photographs
by faculty member Michael Dalton and Director of Facilities and Security
Dalton said his photos "are part of a project called 'Crossings'
which consists of a series of panoramic photographs of every bridge that
connects Manhattan to the outer boroughs and New Jersey." He said
"The project explores the influence of the bridge on the character
of the surrounding neighborhoods." Samples
Aid Workshop at Lawrence High School
Taylor and Alice Chung of the Financial Aid Office conducted a hands-on
financial aid workshop for high school seniors and their parents at Lawrence
High School on March 30. The workshop was requested by LHS counselor Tonia
Moore, who works closely with students from economically disadvantaged
backgrounds who are often the first in their family to apply to college.
Participates in One Trenton - One Book Events
Monica Weaver was an integral part of Mayor Doug Palmer's press conference
on April 4 to kick off the One Trenton - One Book campaign, promoting
education and reading. The book chosen for the city to read is "The
House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros. Press conference
participants included Classics Used Bookstore, Passage Theatre and the
Trenton Public Library. More planned events for One Trenton-One Book include:
of Passage Theatre Co. will perform scenes from the book on Saturday,
April 15 at 12 noon at Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 South Warren,
Scrabble Night will feature "The House on Mango Street"
edition of Scrabble at Classics Used and Rare Books on Friday,
April 21 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, at 117 South Warren St., Trenton.
MCCC's James Kerney Campus will host a lecture and book discussion on
Friday, May 12 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. with Professor Noreen Duncan, and
"A Taste of Mango Street" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Culinary program
students will give book readers a taste of the foods featured in the book.
English instructor Eric Maywar will lead a book discussion on Saturday,
May 20 at 12 noon at Classics Used and Rare Books, 117 South Warren,
The Trenton Public Library Staff will lead a book discussion on Wednesday,
May 24 at 12:15 p.m. at the library, 120 Academy Street, Trenton.
Sponsors include The
Trenton Downtown Association, The Trenton Downtowner, The ABC Book Club,
The First Presbyterian Church, Carmen Melendez Realty, and The Trenton
for a story in The Times.
Kelsey Theatre and Gallery Events
Through April 14 -- "Mercer
County Artists" at The Gallery
21 to 29 -- "Godspell"
by MCCC's drama students.
May 6 -- "Aesop's
May 12 to 21
Cage Aux Folles
MCCC's E-Bulletin is published by the Public Information office, AD
113. We welcome your comments and
suggestions for future issues. Please
contact us with your news about upcoming events, staff members, you
and your part of the college.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
or call ext. 3736 or 3729. If you
find a typo or error please let us know so we can correct it online.
here for guidelines on how to request publicity.
Click here for information about the services of the Public Information
If you will be leaving the college and would like to continue receiving
this bulletin, please send your new e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-Bulletins are at the link below. You can also get to the E-Bulletin
list at MLink's "Calendar and News" section.
to MCCC's Current News at What's New
Go to previous e-bulletins
Return to Home Page