E-Bulletin of August 4, 2005
Picnic Fosters Unity
Three MCCC unions (the Professional Staff Federation, the Federation
of Secretarial, Clerical and Technical Employees, and the Custodial,
Maintenance, Food Service and Security Employees) joined together for
a "Unity B-B-Q" at the Gazebo on July 28. The group was joined
by state union representatives who came to meet the staff. Everyone
was invited to attend, and more than 125 people enjoyed the event. The
98 degree weather broke just in time for a beautiful day.
helped cook and serve. Special thanks go to Joan DeLucia and Michele
Palang, who did the planning and much of the volunteer work to make
the event a success. Excellent food was provided with the help of Jackie
Dunn. The "Best Dessert" contest was won by Barbara Marx,
with her "Death by Chocolate," a mixture of chocolate cake,
whipped cream and chocolate chips. The maintenance and security staff
members drove people and supplies around the campus to facilitate event
According to Maria
Tazza, president of the Professional Staff Federation, "We wanted
everyone to take a break and get together and enjoy this event."
Publishes Second Edition
FA Davis Co. in Philadelphia has just published the second edition of
Barbara Behren's book "Physical Agents, Theory and Practice."
The book was introduced at the Annual Conference of the American Physical
Therapy Association in Boston in June, where interested educators pre-ordered
several hundred copies.
Behrens said, "We will be using the text this fall with our own
students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program for our Physical
Agents course (PTA 211). The first edition of the text was the number
one text used in over 250 PTA programs across the nation and translated
into six languages."
were done by MCCC graphic design graduate Larry Petraccaro, and the
text's cover and internal art feature some of Behrens own photography
of a Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. PTA program graduates were models
for the cover and inside photos. "My next project is the companion
second edition of the Lab Manual, which is also greatly anticipated
by the field. So it's back to the grindstone for me!" said Behrens.
Cover and Photo
Times Publishes Story About High Schoolers at MCCC
On Sunday, July 30, The Times published this story on page one about
high schoolers taking college courses at MCCC. Click on the title. "Charting
a tougher course."
College Bake Sale
Bakers and buyers are needed for the Camp College bake sale on Wednesday,
Aug. 10. The sale coincides with Grandparents Day. All profits will
be donated to the college's fund for the American Heart Association
Walk. If you would like to donate baked goods, you can drop them off
in the Student Center after 8:30 a.m. that day, or to the camp office
if you are here earlier, in SC146, which opens at 7:30 a.m.
Performs on Campus
Poet Chris Cook, also known as Flowmentalz, visited
the college on July 29 to perform his poetry for two classes of EOF/PASS
students on campus for orientation. Cook says he writes poetry to keep
people awake. He has performed nationwide, including on HBO’s
DEF Poetry Jam.
About 34 EOF/PASS students are on campus this summer learning techniques
to help them succeed in college, and building skills in English and
Wins Free Lunch/Limo Ride
Michele Palang of the library has been rather lucky lately. She entered
two online contests with radio station WPST and won both. The first
was a free lunch for herself and five colleagues on July 28. A group
of happy staff members enjoyed a very special round trip to Fezziwigs
in a stretch limousine courtesy of the station. Then, she won a barbeque
for 35 of her colleagues here at Mercer. A crew from WPST came to the
gazebo on Aug. 3 to cook burgers, dogs and sausage, and supplied salads
And then... through
a contest with radio station WMMR she won a boat ride and concert on
the Delaware River from Philadelphia.
So how did it happen?
"Just luck of the draw," she said. "I don't usually enter
contests, but my daughter listens to WPST and we went to the website
and it said 'click here,' so we did."
for Ovarian Cancer
Lancaster of Purchasing will be walking three miles for education and
awareness of ovarian cancer. She said this disease has very quiet symptoms
and often doesn't get diagnosed until a late stage. There is also no
early detection test, making education and awareness very important.
The walk will take place at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on Sunday,
Sept. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in walking or making
a donation of any size, please contact Wendy Lancaster at ext. 3249
and Food Festival Coming to Campus
The New Jersey State
Wine and Food Festival will be held at MCCC's West Windsor Campus Aug.
13 and 14 from noon to 5 p.m. The festival is presented by the Garden
State Wine Growers Association in conjunction with the Central New Jersey
chapter of Slow Food and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, and
sponsored in part by Wegmans Wine & Spirits and Marriott Fairway
Villas at Seaview. For details visit the website here.
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