E-Bulletin of April 20, 2006

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Sharmila Sen to Lecture April 26
Sharmila Sen, associate professor of English, will present an overview of postcolonial theory and gender on Wednesday, April 26 at noon in CM 159. Her lecture is part of the Africans in the Diaspora series. Details here.

Flight Fair this Weekend
The Aviation program's Flight Fair is set for Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 23. Members of the college's Aviation faculty will offer small plane rides, taking off from the college's hangar at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The cost is 20 cents per pound (weights are kept secret), with a minimum charge of $8 and a maximum of $22 per person. Click here for more.

Kerney Campus to Host Celebration May 9
Dr. DeForest Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, will be the keynote speaker at the James Kerney Campus "Celebration of Academic Achievement" May 9 at 6 p.m. at Trenton's War Memorial building. Hosted by Dr. Beverly Richardson, the evening will honor graduates of credit programs who began at JKC, and those who have completed the GED, Career Training Institute and English Language Institute programs. Four student speakers will present personal messages and culinary students will prepare refreshments. All are welcome.

Try a Tasty New Course This Spring or Summer
Continuing Studies will be offering a full plate of new courses this spring and summer. Click here to learn more.

Newsweek Covers MCCC's DREAM Program
Read Newsweek Magazine's coverage of the DREAM program at MCCC here.

The April 11 Open House
A steady stream of prospective students and their parents were greeted with friendly faces and fantastic exhibits at the very successful April 11 Open House. Special treats were provided by Frank Benowitz and his students. Jim Kelly's jazz band performed and MCCC drama students put on skits. Photos

The Viking Drops the Puck
Check out this photo of the MCCC Viking (aka Francis Paixao) dropping the puck at the Sovereign Bank Area on April 8 during MCCC's promo night. In addition to featuring our mascot, the arena broadcast three MCCC radio spots and we were able to distribute information. Click here for photo.


Transportation for Seniors/Visually Impaired Comes to Mercer County
The Greater Mercer TMA is bringing a new transportation service to Mercer County for older adults and the visually impaired. Called ITNGreaterMercer™, the service is expected to be operational in early to mid fall. Representatives of ITNGreaterMercer came to campus recently to discuss how the service can be helpful to those attending classes at the college. They asked us to help spread the word.

ITNGreaterMercer™ is a community-based transportation service that will be available seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day for any trip purpose within a fifteen-mile radius. The service will pick people up at their door; with a paid or volunteer driver in a private automobile, not vans or buses. Members who want to use the service set up a personal debit account so cash is never exchanged in the vehicle. For further information or to become a member call (609) 452-1491 or visit the website here.

Rhododendron Sale April 29 Benefits MCCC Students
The Princeton Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will hold a sale of rare and unusual rhododendrons at MCCC on Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. A free azalea will be given to the first fifty buyers. The sale will feature hundreds of plants including those unavailable from standard garden centers. The local chapter of this not-for-profit organization donates the proceeds of this sale to MCCC scholarships. More

Current Kelsey Theatre Events

April 21 to 29 -- "Godspell" by MCCC's drama students.

May 6 -- "Aesop's Fables"

May 12 to 21 -- “La Cage Aux Folles”

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