E-Bulletin of January 18, 2006

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Mercer Hosts Nursing Graduation
On Jan.11 MCCC hosted a ceremony at Kelsey Theatre for 32 Nursing program graduates, including Bob Terrano's daughter Kristin. Photos here

Students to Preview Storytelling Video
According to Steve Voorhees of the Television faculty, students of MCCC's "Applied Field Production for Video" class worked with an outside client, Storytelling Arts, to produce a video, and learned important skills for working in a professional environment. "When Learning Comes to Life: The World of Storytelling Arts" will be previewed on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at the MCCC Conference Center Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to come and bring a guest. Storytelling Arts will be distributing DVD copies of the video, and refreshments will be served. Please R.S.V.P. to Steve Voorhees at voorhees@mccc.edu by Friday, Jan. 20, and indicate if you plan to bring a guest.

"The students took the project from start to finish with a completely original script," Voorhees said. "The project was written, shot and edited by MCCC students over the course of the semester. During the term, the students had meetings with the client to gain feedback on their progress." Students went into New Jersey public schools to interview students and teachers.

Storytelling Arts, Inc. is a New Jersey nonprofit organization whose mission is to make long-term storytelling programs available to low-income and special needs school children and their teachers in order to strengthen literacy skills and increase motivation for learning.The company plans to use the video as a marketing tool.

New Agreement with Atlantic Cape Community College
MCCC has agreed to reserve five seats each year in its Physical Therapist Assistant program for residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. In return, Atlantic Cape Community College will reserve a minimum of five seats each year in its Culinary Arts program for residents of Mercer County. The agreement is effective for three years.

Utility Tech Graduates Honored by PSE&G
Graduates of Mercer’s Utility Technology program were honored by Public Service Electric and Gas Company, the college’s partner in designing the program, during a recent breakfast. Photo here

Angela McGlynn Retires
After 35 years at MCCC, Professor Angela McGlynn is leaving her full-time position. She will remain as chair of the Master Faculty group this spring, and plans to continue writing for the "Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education." She also plans to do more workshops related to teaching and diversity issues. The College of the Sequoias in California has invited her to present in March, and she will make it a working vacation.

"I would like to stay connected to the college and my friends and colleagues at Mercer for whom I have so much respect and warmth," she said. See photos from her recent retirement party here.

Heart Association Celebrates at MCCC
The American Heart Association celebrated its successful Heart Walk at MCCC's Conference Center on Jan. 10. The event recognized major donors from Mercer County, including MCCC, and drew many corporate VIPs. The college raised $7,343 under chairperson Amy Iseneker. Staff, faculty and student clubs and organizations participated in raising dollars and educating us about healthy hearts. " I would like for everyone to know how much of a difference we made," said Iseneker. Photos

Jujitsu Begins IPIC Training Week
Members of the MCCC staff and faculty are now prepared to surprise muggers with their skills in jujitsu, thanks to the IPIC class in Self Defense on Wednesday. Photos

Training for Healthy Cooking
Doug Fee, with the volunteer help of Dori Seider and his students, presented a "Fat Busters" class as part of the Professional Development training week. Faculty and staff prepared a full range of delicious and lower-fat foods, then got to enjoy them. Photos

More on Vera Goodkin's Amazing Story
We have more details about Faculty Emerita Vera Goodkin's newly published memoir of the Holocaust years. Click here

A New Grandchild
Marianna Migliori has a new grandson, born to daughter Mona on Dec. 28, 2005. The little boy, Evan William Cartwright, weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and is very healthy. Migliori has been with MCCC for 21 years at WWFM/Telecommunications and is now working at the switchboard part-time.

Recent MCCC News On-Line
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The Sentinel

Utility Tech Degree Now Offered at Middlesex CC
Jan. 12, 2006

The Times
MCCC-Rider research program is a plus (photo printed, not online)
Jan. 11, 2006

The Times, Sports
African connection big winner
Jan. 03, 2006

"Corpus Callosum" Opens at The Gallery
An unusual new show just opened at MCCC's Gallery and will be on display until Feb. 17. Co-curated by Gallery Director Tricia Fagan and MCCC alum Matt Lucash, the exhibit features the work of Austin Dodson and Courtenay Q. Long. A reception will take place on Wed., Jan. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., and a Gallery Talk is set for Wed., Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Details here

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Jan. 20-22 -- "How to Eat Like a Child" and Other Tips
Jan. 27-Feb. 5 -- Pinball Wizard Takes Center Stage in "Tommy"
Feb. 10-26 -- "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" Whoops It Up
Feb. 11 -- Take a Romp with "Goldilocks"



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