E-Bulletin of September 7, 2005
On Sept. 12 at noon, all are invited to MCCC's ceremony to commemorate
the events of 9-11. Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes will speak,
and Rev. William Coleman, a college trustee, will give the invocation.
College faculty member Colleen Courtney will sing the national anthem
and administrative staff member Donald Jones is set to perform “God
Bless America." Members
of Kathi Paluscio’s Oral Interpretation class plan to present
The event takes place at the college’s Remembrance Park, adjacent
to the Student Center, which was dedicated in 2002 to the area’s
victims of 9-11. In the event of rain the ceremonies will move into
the Student Center’s Memorial Lounge.
Receives Grant for Literacy Education
Children’s Futures has granted $210,000 to MCCC to implement the
“Parent Education and Early Literary Project” in Trenton
beginning this September. The grant will enable the college to bring
its expertise directly to families on Saturdays, when faculty members
and college students will offer free workshops for parents and young
children at two parent-child development centers operated by Children's
The grant was prepared
by Kay Eaton with the assistance of Olfunke Ogunbodede, who will supervise
the project. A new staff member, Ellen Tully, is the project manager.
Michele Rousseau represented Mercer at two conferences this summer.
At the College Board’s 20th National ACCUPLACER/WritePlacer Plus
Conference she gave a presentation on uploading ACCUPLACER Online scores
to the central campus database. "There were about 200 attendees
at this June conference in Las Vegas, Nevada," she said. "My
presentation was a collaborative effort of Thor Eyrich from our Tech
Services Department and myself in designing a power point that modeled
our ACCUPLACER uploading process. This was very beneficial to other
institutions where placement test scores are still being entered by
At the National
College Testing Association conference in Portland, Oregon this August,
Rousseau partnered once again with John Vassiliou, director of testing
at Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus, to give a presentation about
cheating and ways to detect, confront and prevent it. If you would like
to see the Power Point presentation, e-mail email@example.com.
Rousseau said, "I
would like to include my gratitude to Dr.Tom Wilfrid for giving me the
opportunity to attend these events for staff development and to share
the exciting things that Mercer is doing with other institutions across
Carmien to Publish Story in "Magic Tails"
One of Mercer's new faculty members, Dr. Edward Carmien (English), will
have one of his short stories published in September as part of a book
called "Magic Tails."
"Magic Tails" contains "fourteen excursions into the
fantastic, new twists on well-remembered bedtime stories that will have
you looking at the original versions in a whole new light," according
to the book jacket. "From a cat genie who seems to have a bit of
a problem fulfilling human wishes...to the quest which only Sleeping
Beauty's cat can complete...to a feline desperately seeking a way to
best the devil..to a cat-assisted solution to the Three Pigs' wolf problem,
these ingenious, highly original tales are sure to cast their spell
over all cat-loving readers of fantasy."
Carmien has published
many works of fiction and nonfiction. Publisher DAW Books is the first
publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy.
Training Institute Hosts Workshops
The Career Training Institute will host workshops on Friday, Sept. 16
at Kerney Hall. “Your Social Security Account,”
with Public Affairs Specialist Dave Delaney, takes place from 9 a.m.
to 10:15 a.m. Members of the CTI staff will present “What
do you know about our Constitution?” from
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.. The workshops are free and open to the public.
Programs Need Recruits
You might want to help spread the word about the AmeriCorps Programs
operated by the New Jersey Community Development Corporation in Paterson.
The group has asked us to let students know about the opportunities
they offer. Classes begin this month; however in some instances it may
be possible for students to start later than September.
AmeriCorps asks students to spend a year working with people who are
disadvantaged. They say the pay is low and the hours long, but the experience
will be outstanding and rewarding. There are many different service
Students receive a stipent of about $200 per week and full health benefits.
They also earn an educational award of $4725. Those interested should
call 973-413-1616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is here.
Comes to Kelsey
Join “Pinocchio” as he embarks on a series of unforgettable
adventures in his quest to become a real boy. The award-winning Kaleidoscope
Theatre presents this magical classic at Kelsey Theatre Saturday, Oct.
1 at 2 and 4 p.m.
Children will feel
Pinocchio’s growing pains as he seeks to change from a wooden
puppet to a real boy. But will he make good choices? Will he listen
to the sage advice of the Blue Fairy and the concerns of the smart little
cricket? Or will he give in to temptation and end up as a donkey on
the Isle of Joy? It's a show the whole family will enjoy – with
no strings attached! More
By The Dozen
a family with 12 children, pandemonium lurks around every corner. Join
The Yardley Players as they present the hilarious, heart-warming family
classic, “Cheaper by the Dozen,” at Kelsey Theatre on Fridays
and Saturdays, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and
Sundays, Oct. 2, 8, and 9 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception follows
the Sept. 30 performance to give theater goers a chance to enjoy refreshments
with the cast and crew. More
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