E-Bulletin of September 5, 2006
Signs Three-Year Agreement with ETS
On Aug. 29 Mercer became the first institution of higher education to
sign an agreement with ETS. MCCC will be working with ETS on developing
and pilot-testing assessment and instructional solutions for community
colleges. The agreement builds on Mercer's two-year relationship with
ETS, when we pilot-tested several instruments for this national organization.
Acting President Tom Wilfrid has been a member of ETS's National Community
College Advisory Council since 2004. More
Center to Host Open House for Business Community Sept. 27
In order to introduce potential clients to
our facilitiy, the MCCC Conference Center is inviting the business community
to a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 4 to
7 p.m. Guests will enjoy food, music and videos, and learn about the Center's
high-tech capabilities for meetings, conferences and training.
Admission is free
of charge, but attendees are asked to RSVP by Sept. 22 to ext. 3466 (or
609-570-3466 from outside the college), or register online here.
invitation is online here.
Acting Classes for Teens
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, in conjunction with Graffiti Productions, will
offer acting workshops for teens grades 7 through 12 this fall. "Tomato
Patch On-Screen and Off-Screen" is a ten-week session that will be
held Saturday mornings from Oct. 7 to Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.
This is the first
program for teens offered at Kelsey Theatre during the school year. It
was conceived as a continuation of the popular Tomato Patch Visual and
Performing Arts summer workshops. More
Congratulations to MCCC's Nursing program. According to Linda Martin,
97% of MCCC's last graduating class of 32 students passed their exam to
become certified as Registered Nurses.
at Assembly Show
College Assembly Chair Kathi Paluscio must have supernatural abilities.
She managed to convince numerous staff and faculty members to perform
on-stage in clever mimed skits, as part of a "Fashion Show"
at the College Assembly on Aug. 23. Kathi began by entertaining -- and
even singing, while Jim Kelly provided guitar accompaniment.
An extravagant performance
by Maintenance staff members, posing as "The Village People,"
was a highlight, along with the administrative staff's basketball extravaganza.
photos say it best.
This year's "Distinguished Teaching Award" winner, Betty Cornelius,
received her gold medallion on Aug. 28. She said she plans to cherish
the award. Photo
Coenen to Hold Book Signing
Barnes and Noble bookstore in downtown Philadelphia will host History
program coordinator Craig Coenen for a book signing and brief presentation
on September 19 at 7 p.m. Last November, Coenen's book "From Sandlots
to the Super Bowl" was published by the University of Tennessee
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Coenen said he has always been interested
in football, and did his Ph.D. dissertation on the sport. "It is
a labor of love. I have always been a football fan and many people don't
know about the early years of pro football."
After years of researching
football history, Coenen said more articles and books on the subject may
be in his future. "There is so much more I could tell," he said.
Some ideas he is thinking about include a study on how U.S. presidents
use the terminology of football. Coenen has also co-edited a reference
book "American Presidential Campaigns and Elections," available
at the MCCC Library.
A review by Michael
Oriard of Oregon State University says, "The best history of professional
football's first half-century I have read." The book is available
Ads Produced by Students Now Airing
After seeing the talent and ability of MCCC's Television students, who
produced weekly live news broadcasts last semester, the college's Marketing
staff asked our top students to produce 30-second TV ads about the college.
The ads are now airing on numerous cable television stations, and on MCCC's
Channel 26. The purpose of the ads is to introduce potential students
to the college and its programs.
Under the expert guidance
of faculty member Barry Levy, the students did the interviewing, taping,
writing and computer editing. They produced two remarkably professional
television spots that use the same theme as the college's print ads: "You're
unique, so are we." Both ads use student actors and depict programs
creatively, with one program visually "morphing" into another
in a seamless flow. For example, as Aviation students look out the front
windshield of an airplane at the scene below, the scene becomes a painting
being worked on by an art student.
were Jennifer Joyce, Chris Curto, Wilmar Luna and Andrew Froening.
"Viewbook" Brochure Available
The college has printed a new brochure designed
to appeal to high school students. Called the"Viewbook,"
the positive aspects of life at Mercer in a colorful format with lots
of photos. The brochures are located in the Admissions office.
Featured in Packet
adjunct faculty member, is the author of an article published in The
Princeton Packet on Aug 25. The article is autobiographical and covers
her reunion in Nova Scotia with a long time friend, not seen for 24 years.
The women met at an international conference on Oil and the Environment
in Halifax, where Goldstein, the author of "The Politics of Offshore
Oil," was a speaker. Read
Exercise Classes for Fall
Get in shape this fall at the college's exercise
classes for faculty and staff. The new fall schedule is Tuesdays and Fridays
at 12 noon in PE 119. The classes include aerobics on Tuesday, taught
by faculty member Helen Tanzini, and a general conditioning class on Fridays,
taught by Renee Phifer. If you want to be added to the exercise class
mailing list for any last minute schedule changes, send an e-mail to Wendy
Humphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All MCCC retirees are invited to attend a luncheon at Sunny Gardens on
Sept. 20, 1 p.m. Call HelenMarie Dolton to reserve your seat by Sept.
18 at 882-5086.
to Kelsey Theatre
8 - 17 -- "Honk!" Trumpets New Season
23 -- "Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon" Is First Up for Kids
29 - Oct. 1 -- Sing Along With Mother Goose in "A Pocketful of Rhymes"
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