E-Bulletin of March 23, 2006

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Gallery Announces Selections for "Mercer County Artists" 2006
There is a treat in store for you when you see the "Mercer County Artists 2006" exhibit at The Gallery through April 14. Click here for an online peek.

Camp College Open House March 25
Camp College will host an Open House this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.at the Conference Center. MCCC employees are eligible for a discount on the three- and four-week summer camp sessions. For more information call 609-586-9446 or visit the camp's website here.

According to Sharon Vlasac, Camp College reaches beyond the local community and attracts campers from out of county, out of state, and even out of country. This summer two children from France will participate in our programs. We've already welcomed children from Italy, France, Taiwan, Canada, and Holland. "International campers come to visit family in the area and enroll in our programs for cultural exchange and a chance to practice their English," Vlasac said.

Astronaut to Lecture March 30
A senior engineer with RCA Astro-Electronics Division, Robert Cenker served as a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia during a six-day mission from January 12 to 18, 1986. He will lecture on “Six Days in Space” at MCCC on Thurs., March 30 at 12 noon in CM 110 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. More here

Leipzig to Lecture April 11
Professor Mel Leipzig's lecture, “The History of Still Life Painting,” on Tuesday, April 11 at 12 noon in CM 110 is part of the college’s Distinguished Lecture Series. He will focus mainly on artists from the 17th through 20th centuries. More here

Administrative Professionals Day April 26
Help us spread the word to area business people. MCCC's Center for Continuing Education will host its annual conference for Administrative Professionals on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center. The date coincides with Administrative Professionals Day. Keynote speaker Eileen N. Sinett will speak about "the transformational power of communication."
Participants will also attend workshops on topics such as "Business Etiquette," "Take the Risk Out of Successful Meeting Planning," "How to Manage Your Boss Effectively," and "How to Organize Your Office Like a Pro." More here

The Film "Nicholas Winton, The Power of Good" April 27
The MCCC Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center will show the film "Nicholas Winton, The Power of Good," at noon on April 27 in CM 110. In the dark days of the Holocaust, the Englishman Nicholas Winton took it upon himself to save 669 children from certain death. The film is free and open to students and the community. More here

Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser will distribute materials on the genocide that is now occurring in the Sudan and Chad, Africa. He will give information about what individuals can do to save children and adults there.

MCCC To Host Theatre Night for Alumni & Friends June 2
Save the date! The college will host its fourth annual Theatre Night for Alumni & Friends on Friday, June 2. Plan to come out for a reception at 6:30, which will include light refreshments, followed by "Lucky Stiff," a musical comedy murder mystery at Kelsey Theatre. Total cost will be $20 per person. For tickets, call Elaine Stout at ext. 3607.

Continuing Studies HR Students Score 100% on Exam
According to Yvonne Chang, the first graduates of a new Professionals in Human Resources (PHR) certificate program achieved a 100% pass rate on the Human Resource Certification Institute's national examination. Offered through the Center for Continuing Studies, the certificate program, which began last fall, is a collaboration between the Human Resources Management Association of Princeton and MCCC.

"While the national PHR exam's pass rate is 66%, our students had a 100% pass rate," Chang said. On March 14, the graduates from the fall class got together to share their test-taking experience with the current class. Click here for a "class reunion" photo.

Dr. Joan Goldstein to Read at Barnes & Noble
Coinciding with National Poetry Month, Dr. Joan Goldstein will present a poetry and sound program with musician John Burkhalter at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Marketfair, Princeton, on Tuesday evening, April 11, at 7 p.m. Entitled "Sketches" the reading includes poetry about Goldstein's Mercer students and classes. In tribute to recently deceased composer, Olga Gorelli, she will also read her poem, written in Spanish, "Cuando Viene La Primavera?" This is Goldstein's seventh year of presenting poems at Barnes & Noble and other community venues in collaboration with John Burkhalter.

Anne Frank Exhibit Coming to Princeton
From April 26 through June 3, the Chestnut Tree Book Store in the Princeton Mall on Harrison Street will display the Anne Frank Exhibit. The exhibit features displays about all facets of Anne's life and will feature a film and talks by survivors of the Holocaust. Sponsors include the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center located in MCCC's Library, the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, the Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at Rider University, and the Mercer County Education Association. Visit their website here

Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Bowl for Kids Sake"
This Saturday, March 25, Jeff Zygmunt will participate in an annual fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer County. BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Colonial Bowling Lanes on Route 1 in Lawrenceville. Sponsors can pledge per-pin or give a flat rate of their choosing. If you can lend your support e-mail zygmuntj@mccc.edu or call ext. 3231.

Surplus Auto For Sale
The college is taking bids for the sale of a 2002 Chrysler 300M automobile. Sealed bids must be received by the Purchasing Office, AD 124, before 10 a.m. on April 10. Prospective bidders may inspect the auto by appointment between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Call ext. 3506. Details here

Retirees to Meet April 19
MCCC retirees will meet for lunch at Sunny Gardens on April 19 at 1 p.m. Call HelenMarie Dolton at 882-5086 by April 17 to make your reservation.

Current Kelsey Theatre and Gallery Events

Through April 14 -- "Mercer County Artists" at The Gallery

Through April 2 -- Magical, Musical World of "CATS"

April 7 to 9 -- "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

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