E-Bulletin of September 14, 2006

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Remembering 9-11-01
On Monday, 9-11, staff, faculty, students and guests came together for a moving ceremony to remember those killed five years ago on 9-11-01. Tom Wilfrid, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, Rev. Robert Wittik and Freeholder Elizabeth Muoio addressed the gathering. Student Elizabeth Boyle sang "God Bless America." Click here for photos and details, including remarks.

For speakers and board members, MCCC's food services staff members -- Fil Vasta, Bill Downs and Jackie Dunn -- prepared special finger foods "in honor of the New York Fire Department," including an egg and cheese dish cut in squares that is traditionally prepared by New York firefighters during times of stress, when they cannot not sit down at a regular meal.

Mel Leipzig Lectures on "History of Landscape Painting" Sept. 21
Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series opens with artist and professor Mel Leipzig speaking on"The History of Landscape Painting" on Thursday, Sept. 21 at noon. The talk takes place in the Communications Building, Room 110, is free and open to the public.
Among the artists to be discussed are Brueghel, Courbet, Millet, Corot, Monet, Picasso, Sisley, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, Klimt, and Marsden Hartley. More here

Deirdre Imus to Lecture on "Greening the Cleaning" Sept. 28
In a talk that will focus on the hazards found in common household cleaning products, Deirdre Imus will present "Greening the Cleaning" at Mercer on Thursday, Sept. 28 at noon. The free lecture takes place in the Communications Building, Room 110. Imus, wife of radio host Don Imus, will discuss the hazardous effects of the chemicals in many common household products on human health and children in particular, as well as her efforts to replace toxic cleaning products with non-toxic alternatives. More here

Half-Day Conference for Mercer County Employers Oct. 5
Through a partnership with the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and others, MCCC will host a conference on Oct. 5 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Conference Center. All area employers are invited to attend. The keynote speaker will be Henry Plotkin, executive director of the NJ State Employment and Training Commission. Two panel discussions will include well known area business people. More here

Rowan and Montclair Report Successful Transfer Students
Rowan University reports that two MCCC transfer students, Kristin M. Ruck and Cameshia Caldwell, both earned their B.A. degrees cum laude in Business Administration. Caldwell was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and scored in the 90th percentile nationwide on the ETS Major Field Test in Business.

Montclair State University reports that six MCCC transfer students have earned their B.A. degrees. "The success of these graduates is a testament to the fine preparation they received at Mercer County Community College," said Susan A. Cole, president. Montclair received 33 transfer applications from MCCC students for this academic year.

Club Day Draws a Crowd
Students learned about the many clubs and organizations on campus when the Student Activities Office hosted Club Day on Sept. 13. Beautiful blue skies helped to draw students. Photos here

New Show Open Now at The Gallery
"The H Equation," now open at MCCC's Gallery, exhibits the work of Eleanor Burnette. The show runs through Oct. 5, with an opening reception Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. An artist talk is set for Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.

"As an artist, it feels as if Eleanor is part anthropologist, part child, part architect, and always fearless," said Tricia Fagan, director of The Gallery. "She is constantly exploring new media, pushing the limits of her work, pursuing deceptively simple visual concepts at times, and creating work that can bring the viewer to surprisingly complex places." More here

Men's Soccer Team Home Opener Sept. 16;
Pre-Game Ceremony Will Honor Soccer Heroes
Come out and cheer on the Vikings as they face Dean College (MA) in their first game of the season this Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Vikings, who were third in the nation last year, return some highly talented players and welcome numerous new strong players to the line-up.

Prior to the game at 7 p.m., the team will hold a ceremony to retire the jersey (no. 1) of Keith Engelhardt, the goalie for the Vikings in 1991 when they won the NJCAA national championship. Engelhardt continued his education and playing career at Virginia Commonwealth University and played pro-soccer after college. In 2002, he was injured in an auto accident that left him paralyzed. Coach Charlie Inverso is honoring this courageous young man in recognition of his inspirational fight to regain his mobility and his continuing passion for the sport. Also part of the ceremony will be the induction of three soccer alumni to Mercer's Hall of Fame: Glen Myernick ('73), who has assisted the U.S. men's soccer team in the last two world cups; Bill Andracki ('89), who went on from Mercer to play at Rutgers and then had a lengthy professional career; and Gerry McKeown ('79).

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

September 8 - 17 -- "Honk!" Trumpets New Season

September 23 -- "Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon" Is First Up for Kids

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 -- Sing Along With Mother Goose in "A Pocketful of Rhymes"

Oct. 6-15 -- So Many Ways to Say Crazy in "Arsenic and Old Lace"

Oct. 14 -- "The Emperor's New Clothes"

Retirees Luncheon
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.

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