E-Bulletin of September 28, 2006

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Transfer Open House Oct. 19
Spread the word! High school students and their parents are invited to an Information Session Open House to learn how to begin college at Mercer, then transfer for a four-year degree. The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center. More here

Soccer Team Honors Four Heroes at Home Opener
In a special ceremony held prior to the opening game of the 2006 season on Sept. 16, the Mercer men's soccer team honored four of its "greats" from years past. All four players were accomplished members of Vikings squads, who have gone on to make their marks in the world of soccer in a variety of ways. A memorable part of the ceremony was the retirement of the no. 1 jersey worn by 1991 MCCC goalkeeper Keith Engelhardt, who played for the Vikings when they went 24-0 and won the national championship.I n 2002, Engelhardt's career came to tragic halt when he was paralyzed in an auto accident. More here

Former Commissioner and MCCC Alum to Speak Oct. 5
Dr. William Sondervan, director of Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation at the University of Maryland, will present a lecture entitled "Contemporary Issues in Corrections" at MCCC on Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon in CM 110, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Dr. Sondervan will draw on his extensive professional background to discuss issues related to unprecedented growth in the criminal justice system over the last 25 years, including reasons for the increases in the prison population and approaches for solving problems that have emerged. He will also address career options in the corrections field. He earned two degrees from MCCC, in l972 and 1973, and credits Mercer with helping him launch his long and distinguished career. More here

Architect to Speak Oct. 12
Channell Graham, an architect and executive director of the Preservation League of Staten Island, will speak at MCCC on Thursday, Oct. 12 at noon in CM 110.
His lecture, entitled "Aspects of Native American Architecture of the Southwest," is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

His talk will draw on the period from 1962 through 1983 when Graham practiced architecture in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In a slide presentation, he will focus on his projects that are unique to the American southwest, including his work for Native American Pueblo villages and the Navajo Tribe. More here

"Dish It Out" to Debut on Channel 26
Mercer's Television Club students are working with our Hospitality program to produce a new show called "Dish it Out," for MCCC's Channel 26.
According to Hospitality program coordinator Doug Fee, the shows feature guest chefs, including Mercer faculty members, demonstrating a variety of cooking techniques.

The first show -- videotaped last week in two parts-- includes Chef Bill Conrad of Sysco Foods grilling Hawaiian prawns and poundcake. (Yes, you can grill poundcake. Fee says you dip the poundcake in butter and then grill it.) Part two features Chef Anne Lumberger, an MCCC adjunct instructor, demonstrating how to make the classic French cookies called madeleines. This week's taping features Hyatt pastry chef, Rita Bohlumbaum, with our own Doug Fee, making apple crisp.

Student members of the Television Club are working on the project each Wednesday afternoon. "This is a student-produced show," said Valarie Daniels of the TV program. "They aren't helping us -- we are here to help them." The show is coming soon to Channel 26 and will be on every day of the week at 9 a.m., except Wednesdays. Photos

Hospitality Club Hosts Bake Sales
MCCC's Hospitality Club has begun its Wednesday bake sales for the semester, at 11 a.m. outside the cafeteria in the Student Center. Rodney Wright, club president, has taken the lead in baking and selling a variety of delicious items. Among last week's choices were apple cranberry crisp, pumpkin bread, scones, brownies and Rodney's own amazing recipe for bread pudding. Photos

CN8 Donates News Set to MCTV
CN8 Philadelphia, the local Comcast flagship, generously donated a news set and desk to MCTV this summer. Only two years old, the set now serves as the backdrop to MCN Live News and Alvyn Haywood's show, "What Might Happen?"

"This is an unbelievable donation from CN8 and something we are very grateful to have," said faculty member and MCTV director of programming, Steve Voorhees. "Each year we have grown a little bit at a time trying to improve our studio sets; however this gift has really boosted us into a professional atmosphere. It's very rewarding to be recognized by the industry in this fashion. They obviously feel we were deserving of this and we can't thank them enough."

Student programming began on MCTV in October, 2004, with MCN Live News broadcasting once a week. It has since expanded to two weekly live news broadcasts and also developed several new original series and live sports coverage. The station has the capacity to reach 88,000 households in and around Mercer County, broadcasting on Comcast and Cablevision Channel 26.

Horne Publishes Article on Policewomen
Dr. Peter Horne, coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program, has just published an article entitled Policewomen: Their First Century and the New Era. It appears in the September 2006 issue of the international journal "The Police Chief." The article discusses the strides that female police officers have made in their first century employed in policing and the positive future that they face. The article is online here.

Culinary Students Baking 31 Cakes
Three MCCC students -- all members of the Hospitality Club -- are working with faculty members Frank Benowitz and Doug Fee this week, baking 31 cakes for Lawrence Township's Community Day celebration set for Oct. 1 at Village Park. During its event the township will celebrate the 225th birthday of Captain Lawrence -- the person for whom the town was named. (He's the one who said, "Don't give up the ship.")

The students -- Lucia Scotto, Sandra Smith and Rodney Wright -- are using 210 pounds of cake batter and 90 pounds of icing. Bristol Myers Squibb is donating 29,159 candles, which equals the number of residents of the township. The candles will be lit in an effort to break the Guinness world record for the number of candles ever on a cake.

The Community Day celebration will provide information tables detailing Lawrence Township services, and will include food, games, puppet shows, freebies, fire department rides for kids, and police fingerprinting. The event runs from 12:30 to 4 p.m, with the cake ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Photos


Click here for the Trentonian's article of 9-26-06.

Urban League Presents $2,500 Scholarship
Jim Jennings, a 1969 MCCC graduate, now president of the Urban League Guild, Trenton Chapter, presented $2,500 to the MCCC Foundation on Sept. 26. The donation will fund a scholarship for a continuing MCCC student in Liberal Arts. Photo

Latina Women's Council Conference Oct. 21
The Latina Women's Council Youth Conference will be held at MCCC on Saturday, Oct. 21. The conference provides "a program whereby adolescents are given opportunities to engage in conversations that address issues and concerns, contributing to a better understanding of self and others." The committee is soliciting contributions and ads for their program book. They will present a scholarship based on event proceeds. For more information contact Nilda Garcia at 443-4836 or e-mail ngarcia58@comcast.net.


Now at The Gallery

The "H Equation" -- now through Oct. 5. An artist talk is set for Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

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"

Oct. 20-31 -- "Dracula: The Musical"

Retirees to Meet Oct. 18
MCCC retirees will meet for lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m., at Sunny Gardens. Please call HelenMarie Dolton at 609-882-5086 by the 16th to reserve your seat.

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