E-Bulletin of August 18, 2006
Assembly Set for Aug. 23
The campus community is invited to a College Assembly on Wednesday, Aug.
23 at Kelsey Theatre, at 10:30 a.m., with juice, coffee and muffins served
from 10 to 10:20 a.m. An outdoor barbecue for all follows the Assembly
from noon to 1 p.m.
MCCC's faculty and staff, as well as guest teachers, will be leading a
full series of workshops on Aug. 24 and 25 as part of the Professional
Development Sampler coordinated by Debbie Kell. Click
here for the course lists and registration.
from MCCC Summer Camps
had an active, busy season on MCCC's courts and fields. More than 800
young athletes chose from ten different sports, working on skills and
competing in "friendly" competitions. A first this year was
the "girls-only" basketball camp, headed by MCCC women's basketball
coach Mike Tenaglia. Lacrosse and field hockey (girls only) are also growing
in popularity. Basketball and tennis continue to be the biggest draws.
The report from Tomato
Patch is that enrollment was up, up, up this year. Attendance in the "Master
Class" for theater students in grades eight through twelve almost
doubled. Most exciting was a collaboration with Jody Person, MCCC theatre
and dance coordinator, who worked with students in the Master Class for
three days on performance techniques.
Enrollment was strong
for Camp College this summer, which welcomed six-year-olds to the campus
for the first time, with much success. They numbered 59 and were kept
in self-contained groups. Season highlights included a festive carnival
with all the trimmings on August 8 and a performance for families on August
9 that included theater, music and dance. Camp College's fledgling reporters
produced another terrific edition of "Camp 'Zine."
wish to thank the many departments and staff members who assisted in their
efforts - cafeteria staff, scheduling staff, maintenance, security and
many more. Photos
Richardson Appointed to College Board
After working with the College Board throughout her career in higher education,
Vice President Beverly Richardson has been elected to a four-year term
on its regional Board of Trustees. "I
look forward to making a contribution, and to determining even more innovative
ways of connecting students to college success and opportunities,"
Information from the
College Board website says: Each year, the College Board serves seven
million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges
through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment,
financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known
programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program.
Culinary Courses Abound
This fall, the Culinary Center at Mercer opens its doors to cooks of all
levels - from novices who want to learn their way around the kitchen to
gourmet chefs with a true passion for the culinary arts. Using both demonstration
and hands-on instruction, MCCC faculty and guest chefs will teach noncredit
workshops in a variety of specialty cuisines, baked goods, and healthy
menus. All classes will be held in MCCC's state-of-the-art Culinary Center
in the ES building. Learn
Something New in a Noncredit Business Course This Fall
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies offers a wide variety of business
courses this fall -- bookkeeping, human resources, management, leadership,
public speaking, e-commerce, working with Latino families and more. Click
Coenen Lectures to Men's Group
to Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser, the men's club at his housing development
(Riviera in East Windsor) very much enjoyed a lecture by faculty member
Craig Coenen in July. More than 70 members attended the lecture, entitled
From Sandlots to the Super Bowl: The National Football League, 1920-1967.
"His talk gave his audience an understanding of the historical, cultural,
sociological and economic forces at work during this historical period,"
Goldwasser said. Coenen's lecture at this "over 55" community
helped to further attendees' awareness of what Mercer has to offer.
Faculty Couple Leaves for England
Barry and Sandra McCurdy,
both adjunct professors at MCCC for the past three years and both very
active in campus affairs, recently moved to England, where Barry has secured
a full-time teaching position. Barry taught mathematics and physics and
was president of the Adjunct Faculty Federation. Sandra taught English
and history and was a member of the Adjunct Support Team. Sandra will
continue to teach history online at Mercer from England.
A note from Barry
said, "We have both enjoyed immensely our many interactions with
our colleagues in Liberal Arts and the Sciences, and it is with affection
that we now wish you all farewell and good luck. Without doubt we will
be back Sandra plans to return for pre-class week in 2007, so we
have no doubt that this is not a permanent goodbye." Photo
Publishes Lab Manual
The second edition of "Physical Agents
Laboratory Manual" was just published by FA Davis Co. in Philadelphia.
Behrens is the sole author of this text, which was designed specifically
to accompany the "Physical Agents Theory & Practice"
textbook published last year. According to Behrens, "The books explore
the concepts of heat, cold, traction, electrical stimulation and therapeutic
modalities that can be used to affect a physiologic change to accomplish
a treatment goal with a patient. The textbook provides the theory and
background information, while the Laboratory Manual is designed to involve
the learner in the application of the theory and make the material real."
first editions of both the text and lab manual have been widely popular
in more than 150 Physical Therapist Assistant programs nationwide, and
have been translated into more than six languages. "The prospects
look bright for the second editions as well," Behrens said.
Busch Celebrates Milestone
Staffers celebrated with Susan Busch on August 14 as she achieved a milestone
birthday. She will be leaving Mercer on December 1, after 37 years. "My
plans are never to get up at 7a.m. again, and I will wing it after that,"
she says. She is also happy to say she negotiated her last contract. Photo
Emmanuel Clarke Gaye, a 2003 Mercer graduate in
Information Technology who went on to earn a bachelor's degree from NJIT,
has published a novel "In Tears and Blood." The book is a fictional
account based on true stories about his family's flight from Liberia during
civil war. Learn more at his press release here,
with a link to his website.
Care's Walk New Jersey
Mercer County Park is the site for Cancer Care's fundraising walk, on
Thursday, Sept. 28. Those interested in participating should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-800-813-4673. Their web address is www.walknj.org.
for the Cure at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Mark your calendar now for the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure"
to be held Sunday, Oct. 29 at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route 206, Princeton.
Visit www.komencsnj.org for more
information or call 609-896-1203.
Begin Fall Luncheons
All MCCC retirees are invited to attend the first fall luncheon of the
season at Sunny Gardens on Sept. 20, 1 p.m. Call HelenMarie Dolton to
reserve your seat by Sept. 18 at 609-882-5086.
to Kelsey Theatre
Theatre Productions when they kick off a dazzling new season at Kelsey
Theatre with "Honk!", an award-winning musical comedy direct
from Britain that makes its area premiere. "Honk" is true family
entertainment, offering a universal message about compassion and acceptance
-- for ducks and people too! Dates and show times for this London mega-hit
are: Fridays, Sept. 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 16 at 2
and 8 p.m., and Sundays, Sept. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception
will follow the September 8 performance to give the audience a chance
to meet the cast and crew. More
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