E-Bulletin of February 23, 2006
Scholarship Dinner Dance
The 2006 Scholarship Dinner Dance committee is putting the finishing
touches on MCCC's big fundraising event of the year, set for March 11
at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Attendance goals have been met. Right
now the need is for auction donations. The committee is looking for
artwork, wine, china, gift certificates, etc. All ideas are welcome.
It's not too late to come and enjoy this very special evening. Click
here for more
a New Forensics Course for Non-Science Majors
Blinderman and Helen Tanzini have developed a new science course that
will be offered for the first time next fall. Designed for non-science
majors, it will use forensics as a tool to get students excited about
They want to get
the word out to faculty and students about the class, which is listed
as CHE106. There is one prerequisite: Basic Algebra (MAT034) and a corequisite
of English composition (ENG101). For more information, click here.
Distinguished Teaching Award
As you know, each year the MCCC community
is asked to nominate a faculty member for the "Distinguished Teaching
Award." This prestigious award is presented annually at the college's
graduation ceremonies in May. Nomination forms for the award are online
Day at JKC March 8
Students are invited to a Career Day at the James Kerney Campus on March
8 at 12 noon. Faculty members from Nursing, Education, TV, Automotive
Technology, and Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management will present
information about great career possibilities in these fields. Lunch
will be served.
Don't forget the lectures set for early March:
March 2 at noon, CM 110: Vera Goodkin will speak on
her new Holocaust Memoir: "In Sunshine and in Shadow: We Remember
March 9 at noon, JKC Auditorium: Dr. Marta Bermudez
will speak on "Africa in the Americas."
Goal Sunday at JKC Scores a Touchdown
hosted “College Goal Sunday,” part of a national effort,
at the James Kerney Campus on Sunday, Feb. 19. More than 20 JKC staff
members volunteered their time. Reggie Page and Joann Mia coordinated
the event. Maria Rodriguez presented a Spanish language workshop, and
Vice President Beverly Richardson and Assistant Provost Monica Weaver
lent their support.
The free program
helped families learn about financial aid for higher education, and
gave assistance in filling out the required form: “Free Application
for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA). Joining the Mercer team were
counselor volunteers from the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance
Authority, local lenders and other area colleges.
According to College
Goal Sunday literature, the program began in Indiana in 1989 with funding
from Lilly Endowment, Inc. Research had shown that families often cited
high cost as the main barrier to college attendance, even though tens
of millions of dollars in various forms of financial aid were available.
Too many families — particularly those of color, low income and
no tradition of pursuing an education beyond high school — simply
were not applying for those funds. It was clear that the mere availability
of funds wasn’t enough to push these students over the threshold
to higher education. The students and their families needed two more
things: receive more information through a variety of channels about
the availability of financial aid, and receive expert assistance in
filling out the paperwork required to qualify for that aid. Photos
Times, Feb. 20 story:
aid form forum helps; Daunting paperwork explained by experts"
Students Win Award
A group of MCCC students,
under the direction of Steve Voorhees and Valarie Daniels, won an honorable
mention from the prestigious "Communicator Awards" for their
live news show, "MCN Live." The show was broadcast on MCTV
26, MCCC's cable stationTelevision. Photo
Times Reports on ARTWORKS
The city of Trenton is working with developers to build condominiums
in the ARTWORKS building, which has housed MCCC credit and noncredit
programs for the past two years. Click here
for an article in The Times.
to Lose at Weight Watchers Open House
Since September, MCCC's lunchtime Weight Watchers have lost more than
390 pounds! Potential new members can get in on the success by attending
an Open House on Tuesday, March 7 at 1 p.m. in AD107. A new series of
13 weeks will begin March 14. Cost is $144.
Kelsey Theatre and Gallery Events
Feb. 26 -- "Best
Little Whorehouse in Texas" Whoops It Up"
Recent reviews in The Times:
Little Whorehouse' is up-tempo, energetic
racy musical provides guilty pleasures
Enjoy Tropical Adventure with T-Bone at Kelsey Theatre
March 8 -- "Mercer
County Artists" opens at The Gallery
March 18 --
Up the Band!” Introduces Children To World of Music
to Meet March 15
The MCCC Retirees group will meet for lunch at Sunny Gardens at 1 p.m.
Call Helen Marie Dolton to make your reservation at 882-5086.
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