E-Bulletin of April 16, 2009

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events

Leipzig and Walker to be Honored at BOOST Dinner April 17
Two MCCC faculty members, Dr. Renee Walker and Professor Mel Leipzig, will be honored at the BOOST First Annual Allies of Humanity Awards Dinner and Ceremony at Planet Havana restaurant on Friday, April 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Professor Alvyn Haywood will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and Dr. Guy Generals will discuss the college's mission and vision for the city of Trenton. Visit BOOST online here.

Diversity Day April 23
From Patrick Mombo: Diversity Day, conceived and developed by the EOF Club (currently the PASS Club) several years ago, will be held on Thursday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to1 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff dining room, WWC. The purpose of the event is to focus on the importance of diversity on our campus. This year’s theme is “The Faces of Diversity.” We will have food, music and pictures from various cities and countries which represent MCCC.

This year, the PASS Club will partner with other MCCC clubs and organizations including VENUS, MARS, LEADS, GREEN Club and the International Student Organization to host this annual event.
Click here for the flyer.

NJCCC Best Practices Conference April 23
The NJCCC is hosting its annual Best Practices Conference on April 23. Conference program and registration form are available here, or contact Hansita Sethi at 609-392-3434 or hsethi@njccc.org.

PASS to Host Awards Banquet April 24
Mercer's Programs for Academic Services and Success (PASS) will host an annual banquet to honor 2009 graduates and students who have achieved distinction in academics and leadership. This year, PASS celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program of the state of New Jersey. EOF alumni are invited to attend. The banquet takes place Friday, April 24 at the Baldassari Regency, 145 Morris Avenue in Trenton, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets ($20) call Maria Rodriguez at ext. 3424.

Chorus and Jazz Band Perform in May
Come out and support the MCCC
Jazz Band and Chorus, who will present Spring Concerts in May at Kelsey Theatre. Admission is free and the public is invited. More here.

  • The MCCC Chorus, directed by Pamela Sharples, will perform “It Might as Well Be Spring” on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The MCCC Jazz Band, directed by Professor James Kelly, will present a varied and exciting concert on Tuesday, May 12 at 8 p.m.

WWFM to Host "Celebrating Our Musical Community" June 7
Save the date! WWFM will host a fundraising concert at Patriot's Theater at the Trenton War Memorial on Sunday, June 7, at 4 p.m. The concert will be recorded. Click here for the flyer.

Community College Month Activities
Click here for the listings. For the full college calendar click here.


Center for Continuing Studies Expands Offerings in Response to Economy
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies is offering new classes and programs designed for those who are out of work or who need to retrain. Click here for the story.

New Prep Course in Dental Radiologic Technology
The Center for Continuing Studies is offering a new program in Dental Radiologic Technology that begins April 29 and runs for 14 weeks. Classes meet 5 to 8:30 p.m. at MCCC and Hamilton Dental on Kunser Road. More here.

Bob Terrano Says See the Student Production "Angels in America"
"I am asking all members of the Mercer community to attend the MCCC Theatre program’s production of 'Angels in America Part I.' I have been involved with the program for over 15 years at various levels, and I'm pleased to report that we have consistently raised the bar for our students and our audiences over the past few years. 'Angels in America' is one of the most challenging plays ever performed. This is, at minimum, work for four-year degree programs and MFA programs. The cast and crew are all current students at Mercer, enrolled in the Theatre, Dance, Entertainment Tech or Television programs. I know you will enjoy seeing our students perform in this most challenging production." Details here.

Note: There will be a "Pride Night" performance of the play on April 24 at 8 p.m.

Dalton to be Juror of Gallery 125 Photography Show
MCCC Associate Professor and Photography Coordinator, Michael Dalton, will be the juror for the Gallery 125 photography show set for Sept. 11 through Nov. 7. The deadline for entries is June 17. According to the gallery's website, Dalton "has exhibited his work over the last 20 years in a variety of galleries and other locations. His work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and in the Yavne Center for the Arts in Israel. He has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Columbia University. More about him and some of his work can be seen here.
The gallery is located at 125 S Warren Street in downtown Trenton. Call 609-989-9119, or visit www.gallery125.com.

Criminal Justice Program Hosts Career Fair
On April 2, MCCC's Criminal Justice program hosted a Career Fair on campus. Representatives who displayed their programs included the FBI, Trenton and Philadelphia Police Departments, The NJ State Police, the National Guard, John Jay College and the New Jersey and Mercer County Departments of Corrections. Photos here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:

4-8-09 Ceremony to Honor Mercer's Allies of Humanity

4-13-09 Training Center Hones Job Skills

4-14-09 Poetry Reading and Discussion

Pennington Post:

4-8-09 MCCC's Virtual College Wins National Award

4-6-09 MCCC Alumnus Wins Big at Philly Flower Show

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Apr. 17-26: MCCC Theatre Students to Present "Angels in America, Part I"
Review here from West Windsor Plainsboro News]

April 25: "The Frog Prince" Seeks His Princess


Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
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