E-Bulletin of April 30, 2009
college celebrates Spring Day today
from 11:30 to 3 p.m. at WWC.
Food, games and fun.
Today, April 30: Honors Program Poetry Reading with Lawrence Senior Citizens,
12 - 2 p.m., Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library, Rt. 1, Lawrenceville.
5 and 12: Chorus and Jazz Band Concerts. Click here
for the full story.
McGlaughlin to Host WWFM Concert June 7. Flyer here.
For the full college calendar click here.
Convocation/Graduation Ceremonies Set
for May 21
The MCCC Honors Convocation takes place May 21 at 2:30 p.m. Graduation
ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m.
Art Student Show Now at The Gallery
Visual Art Student Show 2009 has opened at the MCCC gallery and continues
through May 14. The impressive exhibit of student talent includes paintings,
sculptures and photographs. Photos here.
Review Accepting Submissions Through May 15
The deadline for submissions to this year's Kelsey Review is May 15. Area
writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible inclusion
in the literary and art journal, published by MCCC. The review accepts
short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels,
black and white line drawings (suitable for digital scanning), and cartoons.
Breakfast" Emphasizes MCCC's Role as Educational Leader
The college hosted a "Legislative Breakfast" on April
24, which focused attention on Mercer's unique role in addressing the
needs of the county's workforce during troubled economic times. The approximately
60 guests included MCCC board and foundation members, Mercer County Executive
Brian Hughes, county freeholders, local mayors, Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman,
and a representative from the office of Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein.
Congressman Rush Holt sent staffer Matt Hall, an MCCC alum who now works
as director of outreach in Holt's West Windsor office. More here
Pugh Wins USTA Tournament
Faculty member Bob Pugh was the winner of the U.S. Tennis Association's
G. Nelson Green Memorial Tennis Tournament Indoor Sectional Championships
in the men's 65+ division. The tournament was held April 20-23 at the
new Mercer County indoor facility located at Mercer County Park.
According to USTA's Mike Ehrenberg, Pugh beat two of the top rated players
in the Middle States in the first round and quarterfinals, and one of
the top rated players in the East in the finals. Photo here.
Students Honored at Board Meeting
MCCC's trustees had the opportunity to learn about some of
the college's most accomplished and committed students during the April
24 board meeting. Executive Dean Diane Campbel introduced students from
both campuses who have excelled, volunteered, or tutored others in credit
and noncredit programs. Each student was congratulated by Board Chair
William Coleman and MCCC President Patricia Donohue. Sample photos and
a list of honorees here.
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High Schoolers Recognized at Aspirations Ceremony
The works of 127 young writers, poets and artists are featured in the
recently published 2009 edition of Aspirations, MCCC's literary
and art journal for high school students. The college recognized these
talented and inspired students in a special ceremony April 21. Selections
included in Aspirations were made by a panel of high school
teachers, college professors and graphic designers.
entertained the audience by reading selected poems from the journal and
interpreting them through movement. Full story and photos here.
Shines at Communiversity Day April 25
The weather this past weekend -- a fast-forward into summer -- created
the perfect backdrop for a large turnout at Communiversity Day in Princeton.
Mercer was well represented at a table on Nassau Street staffed by college
volunteers. Maria Tazza of Enrollment Services, who served as the event
coordinator, said the college's booth was busy, as people sought answers
to questions about a wide range of topics -- from children's summer camps
and shows at Kelsey Theatre, to taking credit classes over the summer,
to retraining options for displaced workers through the Center for Continuing
Studies. Several alumni stopped by, including Laura Kelly ('06), now a
nurse at Princeton Medical Center, and Sandra Orimilikwe ('95), a Medical
Lab Tech grad who earned her bachelor's degree at UNC-Charlotte and now
works for Johnson & Johnson.
One of the booth's big draws was the display by WWFM staffed by General
Manager Peter Fretwell and Jazz on 2 host Winifred Howard. They distributed
CDs produced by the station showcasing the talents of local classical
performers. For event photos, click here.
Than 200 "Explore Mercer" at Open House
The April 22 "Explore Mercer" Open
House drew a large crowd of very interested future students, as faculty,
staff and students displayed their programs in engaging ways. The "carnival"
theme drew many to the hot dog, cotton candy and bananas foster tables.
All received a free MCCC cup, mug, or CD case after spinning the wheel
According to Savita Bambhrolia of Enrollment Services,
people asked a lot of questions and the Admissions and Transfer Services
tables were very busy. "A big 'Thank You' to all for helping to make
this event a success," she said. Photos here.
Professionals Enjoy Their Day at Conference Center
Mercer's administrative professionals cleared their calendars for a special
day at the MCCC Conference Center on April 22. Coordinated by the Human
Resources Department, the event began with breakfast, followed by morning
workshops: digital camera tips with Mike Dill, a Facebook demo with Terrance
Carter, a color and style session with Nina Jamal, a "tree reading"
character trait analysis with dentist Janet Crain, a "mood game"
with Brenda Mapp, and an art session with Cheryl Z. Manicures were also
Following the morning events, approximately 80 participants enjoyed a
buffet luncheon in the Atrium. Observed Eileen Curristine, "The food
is always wonderful; the company is always wonderful. We got great feedback
on every session."
Photos and more here.
Construction Students Visit Radwell International
On April 22, Professor Dominick Defino and students from the Electronic
Engineering Technology program's Electronic Construction class took a
tour of the corporate headquarters of Radwell International Inc. in Lumberton,
NJ. The company sells new and used parts and equipment for industrial
facilities and repairs industrial electronic and electrical equipment.
Students learned the history of the organization and toured the warehouse
and repair facilities. They were introduced to Radwells system of
accessing incoming repairs and were able to observe technicians at work.
Raise $1,071 for March of Dimes
Through a benefit breakfast which collected donations and a five-mile
walk at Mercer County Park, MCCC students and staff raised $1,071.83 to
benefit the March of Dimes. Dubbing themselves The Victorious Vikings,
participants included students from many of Mercer's clubs. The Student
Activities staff served as event coordinators.
Certificate Classes Begin May 16
The Center for Continuing Studies will continue classes toward the "Gerontology"
certificate program beginning May 16. The program is designed for healthcare
providers, social workers, nursing home administrators, clergy and personal
caregivers. More here.
As the regular season winds down, Mercer athletic teams are preparing
for tournament play. With a record of 33-6, the women's softball team
will begin its quest for a regional title this weekend at Del Tech Stanton.
The four-team tournament includes MCCC, Del Tech, Lackawanna and Burlington.
Mercer lost to Del Tech by one run in both regular season games and split
with Lackawanna and Burlington, so the tournament is expected to be extremely
After two years in which the Vikings did not qualify, the women's tennis
team heads back to nationals in Tucson, AZ, this weekend. The NJCAA tournament
continues until May 8. Head Coach Marc Vecchiolla reports that his players
have been practicing and preparing since January, but none have yet experienced
playing at the national level.
With a record of 26-12, the men's baseball team under Head Coach Matt
Wolski has already secured a play-off spot. They will play at Del Tech
Owens the weekend of May 8.
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MCCC Student Newspaper Wins Six NJCPA Awards
Chorus, Jazz Band Offering Free Concerts
Space Lists MCCC Events
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Coming to Kelsey Theatre
1-10: Disney's "High School Musical"
May 16-17: Mercer Dance Ensemble Performs to Selections From Singer/Songwriter
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