E-Bulletin of January 26, 2006

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MCCC's 40th Anniversary Website Debuts; Memoirs Requested
And now... drumroll... The MCCC Marketing staff has a new web page for the college's 40th anniversary. We would like to add the memoirs of our faculty and staff members who have been with the college for 20 or more years. We know you have exciting, interesting memories to share with the public. Please read our suggestions here.

To reach the 40th anniversary site at any time from the home page, click on the 40th icon in the bottom right corner.

Later-Starting Credit Courses This Semester
Help MCCC boost its spring enrollment! Let your students know about later-starting credit classes this semester. They can get to the full list from the college's home page by clicking on "later-starting credit courses" under the "Registration" section. The press release on this is linked here.

Career Fair March 15
Please help spread the word to students. The Mercer County Veteran's Task Force will be holding a Career Fair at MCCC's Student Center on Wednesday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applicants will be able to meet employers and should dress appropriately and have resumes available.

Get Ready for the Big Party!
Plans for MCCC's Scholarship Gala are moving forward quickly. Remember everyone on campus can arrange a payroll deduction for tickets. Staff tickets are $150. The regular ticket price is $200. Call Elaine Stout to make your reservations at ext. 3607. Click here for photo and more.

Yevgeniy Fiks Has Solo Show in Moscow
The artwork of Yevgeniy Fiks is now on exhibit in a solo show in Moscow. Learn more about "Soviet Realist" art, pro-Russian Hollywood movies and even two dog "cosmonauts" from the Khrushchev era in a story written by Gallery Director Tricia Fagan, online here.

Kitty Getlik Interviewed on Gellman Show
Kelsey Theatre Director, Kitty Getlik, is featured in a half-hour interview on "The Terry Gellman Show," syndicated for cable TV. The interview will air in February on several different stations. She spoke on a variety of topics, including how community theatre operates, tips for aspiring actors, upcoming events at Kelsey, Tomato Patch summer workshops and the Open Air Theatre at Washington Crossing State Park.

MCCC Offers GED Preparation Course Online
MCCC's Adult Basic Education unit now administers a GED preparation course online. Students can sign up from anywhere in the country to get ready for their high school equivalency exam. The program administrator, Adrienne Dixon of the James Kerney Campus, said it's a self-paced program and the cost is only $100 for 12 to 14 weeks.
Learn more at their website here.

Theatre/Dance Workshops Coming
Stephen Gnojewski will lead a workshop exploring the fundamentals of playwriting on Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. in the MCCC Studio Theatre/CM122. "The workshop will introduce several dramatic strategies used in structuring a story for the stage," says Theatre program coordinator Jody Person. "The final goal of the workshop is for the participants to produce a ten-minute play in proper format."

Mr. Gnojewski earned his MFA in playwriting from Rutgers University and is currently the Literary Associate at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. His plays have been produced by several universities and theatre companies, and his play, "Life Like," won the "Best New Work Award" at the Tulsa Oklahoma Play Festival. His workshop is free and open to the public. Call ext. 3524 to reserve a seat.

Coming to MCCC March 28 and 29 and April 1 will be workshops on Indian classical dance by Baladevi Chandrashekar, a choreographer, artist and research scholar. She is the artistic director of Shree Padma Nrityam Academy of Performing Arts in Princeton. The talks will focus on the history and practice of Indian classical dance theatre. They take place from 10:30 to 11:50 a.m. at the MCCC Studio Theatre/CM122.

Also on April 1, Chandrashekar will present a Bharata Nrityam dance recital at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The workshops are free and open to the public. Call ext. 3524 for more information or to reserve a seat.
Click here for a writeup from Ms. Chandrashekar about her and her workshops.

Current Kelsey Theatre and Gallery Events

Through Feb. 17 -- "Corpus Callosum" at The Gallery
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"

National Go Red Day for Women
The college is supporting National Go Red Day for heart disease awareness for women. Amy Iseneker says, "We are encouraging everyone on campus to wear red on Friday, Feb. 3, and to support the Heart Association by making a $5 donation in exchange for a red dress pin." (Yes, it's a red pin in the shape of a dress.) You can give your donation to one of the following volunteers: Sharon Vlasac in the Conference Center; Wendy Lancaster in the AD Building; Amy Iseneker in the MS Building; Danielle Garruba in the Student Center.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fundraiser
On Saturday, March 25, Jeff Zygmunt will be participating in an annual fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer County. BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE takes place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Colonial Bowling Lanes on Route 1 in Lawrenceville. "As has been my custom in the past, I would like to try to attain as many sponsors as I possibly can to support me in this great cause," Zygmunt said.

Sponsors can pledge in one of two ways, on a per-pin basis or a flat rate. Call ext. 3231 or e-mail zygmuntj@mccc.edu.

The Singing Valentine
Judy Katz of Purchasing, a member of the Millstone Valley Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, is offering a "Singing Valentine." Recipients will receive two songs, a silk rose, a chocolate treat, a Valentine card and a Polaroid photo for $50. Call 908-874-3079.
Proceeds support Sweet Adelines International, a nonprofit organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances.

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