E-Bulletin of September 14, 2006
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.
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
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.
Conference for Mercer County Employers Oct. 5
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
and Montclair Report Successful
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.
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
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
Soccer Team Home Opener Sept. 16;
Pre-Game Ceremony Will Honor Soccer Heroes
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).
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"
6-15 -- So Many Ways to Say Crazy in "Arsenic and Old Lace"
14 -- "The Emperor's New Clothes"
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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