E-Bulletin of April 14, 2005
Mouth Class" to Perform
According to Kathi Paluscio, if you’re feeling out of sorts or
edgy, if people see you and run the other way, you can feel better instantly.
Just go to see the Oral Interpretation class performance on Monday,
May 2, 1:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. In "It’s All About
the Toys!” you will enjoy “a twisted and humorous mix of
two-minute performances and tongue splitting exercises.” All
are welcome -- bring your class if you have one. It’s free, and
you can come for five or 10 minutes or for the whole show.
In the Oral Interpretation
course, CMN 212, students research, interpret & perform traditional
and nontraditional literary form, and master communication skills, poise,
& self confidence. Students develop keener awareness of diversity
through literary analysis, performance and discussion.
Speak about Race, Diversity and Culture in the Classroom
On Thursday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. students will tell faculty
and administrative staff "what they see and want in order to assist
them in respecting and understanding the diversity we have on campus
and in our world," says Kathi Paluscio. The event is produced by
26 public speaking students, and will include drama, speaking, conversations
and question and answer sections.
A very diverse mix of students will be present. The meeting is open
to anyone who wants to learn more about how students think. Free coffee
and baked goods will be available. For more information call Kathi Paluscio
at ext. 3454.
Wop Revival Coming to MCCC June 11
Mark your calendar
and call your old friends! Mercer's Foundation Board is hosting "Savor
the Memories" at Kelsey Theatre -- a Doo Wop revival featuring
"The Quotations," whose hit song "Imagination" topped
the charts back in the early 1960s. Also performing will be "Just4,"
a dynamic all-female barbershop quarter, part of Sweet Adelines International,
who will perform favorites such as “Blue Velvet,” “I
Can't Give You Anything But Love,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,”
and “When I Fall in Love."
The fun takes place
on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m., followed by food and beverages with
the performers at 9:30 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $100 for front seats; $75 for center seating,
and $50 for rear seating. MCCC staff and faculty members can purchase
two tickets at a reduced price of $35. Proceeds will benefit the MCCC
Student Scholarship Fund. Make
checks payable to the MCCC Foundation and send them to Elaine Stout
in AD 250, or call ext. 3607.
Friends paying full
price can register online.
States Team Concludes Visit
Mercer administrators breathed a sigh of relief when the Middle States
team concluded its visit on April 6 at Kelsey Theatre. A large group
of faculty and staff members listened intently as team chair, Dr. Charlene
Nunley, president of Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, read the "principal
findings." Mercer satisfied all fourteen standards of excellence.
The final report will arrive in June.
feeling was very good," said co-chair Al Leister. "We felt
the team was impressed with Mercer. Their opinion reflects the efforts
of everyone here. They couldn't have gotten it from one or two -- it
came from the entire college. They found a strong spirit of caring.
They noticed a lot of people who have been here for a good many years
and saw that as positive. The credit really belongs to the entire community."
Leister said he
thank everybody. "Two years ago we got up at the assembly and asked
for everybody's cooperation, and we received it. I think we did a good
job. The euphoria I felt was like when I was athletic director and we
won the national championship. We assembled a team to accomplish something,
we set goals, and we accomplished it."
One favorite moment of Dr. Nunley's report was her comment: "You
know, your students really love this place."
Conducting Drive for Troops
The Student Government Association needs your help. They are conducting
a drive to purchase telephone cards for troops overseas. You can help
by donating a phone card in any denomination or by donating money to
purchase cards. Send
a check made payable to “MCCC” with “SGA” in
the memo line to Danielle Garruba, director of Student Activities in
SC161, or call ext. 3412 and someone will pick up your donation. You
can also stop by the Student Activities Office, SC160, and drop off
your donation in the box marked “Calls for Troops.”
Faculty and Students Share Wonders
Four faculty members and two students from the Science and Allied Health
Division took part in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s
fourth annual “Expand Your Horizons Mini-Conference for Young
Women in Science, Mathematics and Technology” on March 11.
With two demonstration
booths, the group was kept busy for all of its 3 1/2 hour shift, reported
Helen Tanzini, who coordinated the visit. Over 200 female students,
grades 8 through 12, attended the day-long conference. Among the hands-on/demonstration
projects presented by the Mercer representatives were: creating the
ever popular “slime” from polyvinyl alcohol; using dry ice
to produce fog and inflate a balloon; making “lava lamps”
with oil, water and food coloring; displaying and identifying human
bones; and dissecting sheep eyes. The high schoolers even got some souvenirs,
including UVA detectors, and MCCC key chains, pencils and book marks.
In addition to Tanzini,
participants included Interim Dean Diane Hilker and faculty members
Laura Blinderman and Linda Falkow. Ping Zhang and Kristen Terrano were
the student volunteers. Photos
Students Participate in Disaster Drill
Many of MCCC's radiography students participated in the statewide "Top-Off
3" Disaster Drill April 5 to 7 at Capital Health System. The statewide
biomedical drill involved numerous emergency groups, and health and
government agencies. Of the students who participated in the all-day
event, most took on the roles of patients with coughs and fevers.
Student Annapurna Chandwani played the part of a ten-month-old baby
who needed help. She said she waited a long time, and if the emergency
had been real, she would probably have died. Student Richleu Gehyeka
said he needed immediate attention yet waited one hour and 45 minutes.
Student Janine O'Hearen said, "It was a success in that it showed
the hospitals that they are not prepared." Photo
Practice Firm Hosts International Meeting
Carol Weber hosted a group of representatives from Europe and Australia
this week for a meeting of the EUROPEN group, which oversees business
practice firms worldwide. Weber is a member of the group's leadership
team. The guests, from Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, France, Austria
and Australia, enjoyed the hospitality of our conference center. “I
am pleased we could host the meeting," Weber said. "The purpose
was for each central office to set and assess policies, work on international
trade among the students, and to develop programs and set standards."
The International Business Practice Firm began at Mercer ten years ago
through a grant, and it continues to thrive. Students conduct simulated
business with other practice firms worldwide. In a survey of course
graduates, 92 percent said it enhanced their qualifications for employment
and 95 percent would recommend the course to other students. Photo
TV News Crew Visits NJN Studios
Ten students who serve as volunteer cast and crew for the weekly "MCN
News" show enjoyed a trip to New Jersey Network Studios last week
with faculty member Steve Voorhees. They saw a live news production,
met anchors such as Kent Manahan, and talked with the crew. "They
were taken through the steps of how NJN does its news show," Voorhees
said. The trip was so successful, he plans to make it a regular part
of each semester.
The trip was facilitated
by Brad Kent through NJN Director of Marketing Jim Zombeck.
Grade Visit Teaches Children About TV and Radio Careers
Forty-five fourth graders from Ewing Township toured the facilities
of MCCC’s Radio and Television programs on April 8. Faculty members
Mitch Canter, Steve Voorhees and Barry Levy, along with five student
volunteers, gave the children a chance to try out the equipment and
observe the production and editing process. “We wanted to show
the kids what it’s like to work in television by giving them a
fun, hands-on experience,” Voorhees said.
“This is really
cool,” said one fourth grader from the Parkway School, while another
said, “After my sports career, maybe I’ll go into radio.”
MCCC student participants
included Will Collier, Bruce Duarte, Charlotte Everts, Mike Lovett,
and Keith Wharton.
by Gallery Staff Member Janis Purcell at ETS
Janis Purcell, now a part-time assistant in Mercer's Gallery, and a
former Gallery volunteer, invites everyone to her solo sculpture exhibition
at the ETS gallery in Princeton, 660 Rosedale Road. An Opening Reception
takes place on Friday, April 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and the show runs
through May 20. Purcell has an MFA from Brooklyn College and works on
her art both in MCCC’s ceramics studio and in her home studio.
of her work
When a poor youth receives a cat from his dying father, he is disappointed
in such a seemingly useless gift. But this is no ordinary cat. This
is “The Truly Remarkable Puss-in-Boots,”
coming to Kelsey Theatre on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m., and Saturday
and Sunday, April 16 and 17 at 2 and 4 p.m. The show is presented by
The Pennington Players. More
The musical, funny and poignant saga of Charity Hope Valentine is coming
to Kelsey Theatre when Pierrot Productions presents “Sweet
Charity” Fridays and Saturdays, April 22, 23, 29
and 30 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, April 24 and May 1 at 2 p.m. An Opening
Night Gala follows the performance on April 22 to give audience members
a chance to meet the cast and crew. More
Join Peter Rabbit in a larger-than-life world of giant puppets when
Bits ’N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents “The
Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit” at Kelsey Theatre.
Two years in the making, this lively children’s show will be presented
on Saturday, April 30 at 2 and 4 p.m. More
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