E-Bulletin of September 10, 2008



Come Out to Commemorate 9-11
As part of Mercer's 9-11 ceremony, Trenton Firefighter and Mercer County Fire Academy Instructor, Chris Smith, will speak about his 12 days working at Ground Zero. The event is set for Thursday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Garden adjacent to the Student Center.

Other speakers include Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, MCCC Board Chair Anthony Cimino, and MCCC President Patricia C. Donohue. The invocation will be given by Rev. William E. Coleman Jr., Vice Chair of the college’s Board of Trustees.

Members of the Mercer County Police Academy will participate, and MCCC student Kelly Carvin, winner of the college talent search competition last March, will sing "God Bless America." A wreath will be placed on the college’s memorial bench.

Dean McCormick Selected for Executive Leadership Institute
Mark McCormick, dean of MCCC's Business and Technology Division, is one of 35 community college leaders from throughout North America to be selected for the 2008 Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. Recommended by MCCC President Patricia Donohue, McCormick is the only representative from a New Jersey community college. The Institute will be held in Tempe, Arizona, December 7-12, 2008. More here with photo.

The 2008-09 Student Handbook -- Where Can You Get One?
The Offices of Student Activities at both campuses will coordinate the distribution of this year’s Student Handbook. Hard copies may be ordered for the West Windsor Campus by emailing Danielle Garruba at garrubad@mccc.edu and for the James Kerney Campus by emailing Terrence Carter at cartert@mccc.edu.

Click here for the handbook online.

Athletics Department Offers Reduced Ticket Price for MCCC Golfers
The Athletics Department is offering MCCC faculty and staff a reduced ticket price for the MCCC Golf Classic, to be held at Mercer Oaks East Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 6. The discounted price is $150 per golfer. (Regular ticket price is $200.) Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.

The practice range for tournament participants opens at 10:30 a.m., with registration and lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. and tee-off at 12:30 p.m. The tournament concludes at 5:30 p.m. with an awards reception, door prizes and dinner. Registration forms are available at www.mccc.edu/golf or call John Simone at ext. 3740. More here.

Aviation Flight Fair Set for Oct. 4
Faculty and flight instructors will offer scenic plane rides above Mercer County at a Flight Fair on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 5. Cost is 20 cents per pound of a rider's weight, with an $8 minimum and $22 maximum fee. (Weights are kept secret.) More here with directions.

Kelsey Theatre Still Offering Employee Discount
The Kelsey Theatre season officially kicks off with the Yardley Players' production of "Moon Over Buffalo Sept. 19 to 28. Ticket discounts are available for all shows for MCCC staff and faculty at a cost of $5 per person with a $1 service charge. However, employees may no longer purchase their discounted tickets online. Please call the Kelsey Box Office at (609) 570-3333 or purchase your tickets in person. Box office hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.; and one hour before show time.

President Donohue to Lead at Mercer Chamber
The Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership event "Mercer Chamber's Most Wanted," on Sept. 23, 24 and 25. Over 100 volunteers will work against the clock and against each other to sign up new chamber members. The event is organized by a group called "Your Chamber Connection," which includes President Donohue as a "Sheriff." Michael Glass is also playing a role as a member of Dr. Donohue's team. Photo here.

Alumni E-Mail Needed
Attention faculty! We are expanding and updating our Alumni E-Mail list so we can keep everyone informed about MCCC news and upcoming events. We will be inviting alumni to our Dec. 4 Report to the Community event. If you have any alumni e-mail addresses please send them to Wendy Humphrey in Public Information at humphrew@mccc.edu.

Goldstein Writes for Packet
Adjunct faculty member Joan Goldstein published an article in The Princeton Packet on Aug. 22, 2008 entitled, "Making Sense of Nature: State Museum exhibit salutes 300th of the grand master of biology." Because of the focus on the scientist Linnaeus and the New World, the article has been reproduced in England by the Linnaeus Society of London, and in Sweden. (The article is no longer online.)

Gay-Straight Alliance Conference
Click here for a flyer about the New Jersey Gay-Straight Alliance 5th Annual Conference on Oct. 18 for students, advisors and supporters. For more information contact Denise Ingram ingramd@mccc.edu

Help a Local School Get a Computer --Give Blood
If St. Gregory the Great's Oct. 17, 2008 blood drive succeeds in reaching the goal of 100 pints of blood donated, the Community Blood Bank of NJ will donate a computer to the school.
The blood drive takes place from 3 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. To make an appointment call Barbara at 609-587-2307

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
A Day For Remembering Victims and Heroes

Town Topics:
Age-Related Issues Focus on Gerontology Studies

MCCC Culinary Center Offers Fall Courses

Hamilton Post:
Late-Starting Credit Classes at MCCC

Annual Golf Classic to Benefit Students


What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 12 and 13 Benefit Shows: "Through Our Eyes" and "The Comedy-Magic of Mark Robinson"

Sept. 19-28: Moon Over Buffalo

Oct. 3 - 12: Brighton Beach Memoirs

PREVIEW of the 2008-09 Season

Welcome Back Breakfast Sept. 12
Student Activities invites faculty and staff to a free "Welcome Back Breakfast" in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room on Sept. 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Sept. 16
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a free Chick-Fil-A breakfast on Sept. 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center.

Upcoming Lecture: John Cusack, Sustainability Expert, to Speak Sept. 23
Click here.

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

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.

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