E-Bulletin of September 25, 2006
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Fair Oct. 7
The public is invited to see the region from a new perspective -- soaring
above Mercer County -- at a Flight Fair sponsored by MCCC's Aviation Program
on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct.
8. Members of the college Aviation faculty will offer small plane rides,
taking off from the college's hangar at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The cost
is 20 cents per pound (weights are kept secret), with a minimum charge
of $8 and a maximum of $22 per person. Proceeds will benefit the college's
Airport to Host Scholarship Golf Tournament Oct. 4
of Trenton-Mercer Airport will host their Second Annual Trenton-Mercer
"Sky's the Limit" Golf Outing on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Mountain
View Golf Course in West Trenton. The event raises scholarship funds for
aviation students. Last year the group chose MCCC Aviation student Aristocrates
Lima for a $3,000 scholarship.
Jim Kelly, a 1981
MCCC Aviation graduate who is now a pilot for Pfizer, is one of the event's
organizers. For registration and sponsorship information, call Wolcott
Blair of Ronson Aviation at (609) 771-9500.
Best Practices Conference Oct. 17
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, MCCC's Conference Center will host the 2006 Literacy
Best Practices Conference, hosted by MCCC and County Executive Brian Hughes.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. A registration fee of
$50 includes lunch. The details are online here.
Makes Big Impact at the Heart Walk
A large team of walkers representing MCCC turned out at Mercer County
Park on Sept. 16 for the Heart Walk. The festive event included live music,
clowns and cheerleaders. Photos
here are courtesy of MCCC photography student Leslee McCall.
and Security staff members have been putting in many extra hours issuing
new ID cards to faculty, staff and about 8,000 students. Photos
Student Named Soccer Player of the Week
Maria Goins was named the NJCAA Division I Women's Soccer Player of the
Week on Sept. 20. Goins led MCCC to a 2-0 record last week with shutouts
of Gloucester (2-0) and Dean (3-0). She totaled 10 points on four goals
and two assists, scoring two goals and one assist in each game. Click
for the NJCAA website writeup.
Early Literacy Project Begins Second Phase
MCCC has begun the second phase of the "Parent Education and Early
Literacy Project." Funded by a grant from Children's Futures, the
program invites Trenton parents of young children to take advantage of
free Saturday workshops.
Potential students are invited to learn more about the program's "Early
Literacy Seminar," beginning again in January. Nancy Fasanella is
the new program coordinator. More
Theatre and the Perry Awards
Companies that perform at Kelsey Theatre received a total of ten nominations
for Perry Awards, from the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres.
A director from the Pennington Players, John Zimmerman, won for Outstanding
Direction of a Musical, "Bye Bye Birdie."
According to Kelsey Theatre Director Kitty Getlik, "This is something
more difficult to get than a Tony Award nomination because there were
more than 300 productions that were eligible." Keenan Westcott, a
current MCCC drama student, was nominated for Outstanding Young Male Performer
in a Musical.
Mercer's Amy Foris
was nominated for her work with props in Stars in the Park's "Wizard
of Oz" performed at The Open Air Theatre in Washington Crossing State
Park this summer. Photos
DOT Conference Oct. 11
The New Jersey Department of Education's Office of Vocational-Technical,
Career and Innovative Programs is sponsoring a one-day professional development
conference for New Jersey career and technical educators and other school
CareerTech 2006 -- Innovations in CTE will be held on Oct. 11 at the Hilton
East Brunswick from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference showcases innovations
and best practices both in New Jersey and across the nation in career
and technical education, adult education, adult high schools, GED, business,
industry, and community partners, and career preparation/workplace readiness.
There will be 33 workshops throughout the day.
registration and payment information is available online here,
or call 609-984-2599.
to be a Big Loser? Weight Watchers Invites You
MCCC's Weight Watchers leader Sally Jones invites all to a free open house
meeting to learn about the program and decide whether it's right for you.
Come to AD 107 on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. The meetings are held
every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the West Windsor Campus. There will be a reduced
fee of $186 for 17 weeks if we can attract a group of 20 people.
Goodkin to Speak at Raoul Wallenberg Commemoration
A commemorative event on Oct. 3 at Rider University will mark the 25th
anniversary of the granting of honorary US citizenship to Swedish humanitarian
Raoul Wallenberg. It takes place at 7 p.m. at Rider University' Student
Center Auditorium. Wallenberg is credited with saving 100,000 innocent
men, women and children during the Holocaust of World War II.
MCCC Professor Emerita
Vera Goodkin, who was rescued by Wallenberg, will share her family's experiences
with the "Angel of Budapest." Goodkin is the author of the recently
published memoir "In Sunshine and In Shadow: We Remember Them."
Dr. Marvin Makinen of the University of Chicago, chief researcher and
investigator of the International Commission on the Fate and Whereabouts
of Raoul Wallenberg, will discuss his recent findings. Musical
interludes will feature the Sharim V'Sharot choir directed by Dr. Elayne
Grossman and the vocal talent of Cantor David Wisnia -- with piano accompaniment.
For more information, contact Dr. Vera Goodkin at (609) 882-4763 or (609)
954-9916, or Eva Kaplan at (609) 730-0746.
Offers Master Class
Composer Frank Wildhorn, co-author of the Broadway musicals "Jekyll
& Hyde," "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "The Civil War,"
and "Dracula: The Musical," will lead a Master Class for people
interested in careers in musical theater. The class will immediately follow
the Sunday, Oct. 22 afternoon performance of "Dracula: The Musical"
at Kelsey Theatre. Admission
to the class is $35. More
Barbershop Concert Sept. 30
Judy Katz of Purchasing, a member of the Millstone Valley Chorus of Sweet
Adelines International, invites all to a concert on Saturday, Sept. 30,
at 2 p.m. at Notre Dame High School, 601 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville.
"This year's show should be fantastic as it includes not only Millstone
Valley but also a men's chorus, a men's quartet and four ladies quartets,"
she said. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for
children. Call Judy at ext. 3252 for tickets and further information.
Katz said the chorus is always looking for new members of any age who
enjoy singing. They meet every Monday evening at 7:30 pm at Trinity Church
on Mercer Street in Princeton.
at The Gallery
"H Equation" -- now through Oct. 5. An artist talk is set
for Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
to Kelsey Theatre
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"
20-31 -- "Dracula: The Musical"
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