E-Bulletin of January 13, 2005

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Nursing Students Receive Degrees
On Jan. 12 MCCC conferred associate degrees in Nursing on eighteen new graduates. The ceremony took place at Kelsey Theatre. See the next E-Bulletin for photos.

Seminar: “Retirement: Are You Ready For It?”
On Jan. 20 the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with MCCC, will offer a seminar at the Conference Center as part of the Mercer Business Forum seminar series. Financial specialists from Smith Barney will discuss the issues affecting retirement planning, and what retirees need to do to get ready. The event begins at 7:45 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast, and continues from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
The public is invited. Admission is $20 for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Registration is available online at www.mercerchamber.org or by calling 609-393-4143.

Marriage Forum Offered in Three Sessions Feb. 18
The Princeton Theological Seminary and The Times of Trenton have joined with MCCC to sponsor three Feb. 18 forums on marriage.

From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. "I Do? -- The Social, Legal and Cultural Definitions of Marriage" will take place at the MCCC Conference Center. "Just Whose Business Is Marriage?" will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Princeton Theological Seminary. "The Theology of Marriage" takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the seminary, with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $75 for all three forums, including breakfast and dinner; $45 for two; $25 for one. To register for the first forum only, call Lorna Strang at ext. 3856. To register for the two forums at the seminary, or for all three, call 609-497-7990. More

The Dinner Dance
Plans are moving forward quickly for the 2005 Scholarship Dinner Dance set for March 5. The "Surfin Safari" theme will provide many opportunities for a fun evening. If you can help the committee to solicit advertisements, or if you would like to make your reservation to attend, please call Elaine Stout at ext. 3607. More

Shake Off Winter Doldrums With Staff Exercise Classes
While members of the community are paying hundreds of dollars a year for the privilege of stretching, strengthening and sweating to music, Mercer employees can do all that for free. Staff exercise classes are offered three days a week from 12 to 12:45 pm in PE119. They are taught by three professional instructors, all of whom have close ties to the college.

Chemistry Prof. Helen Tanzini is our very own exercise guru, having taught aerobics and other types of exercise for 15 years. She began teaching classes for MCCC staffers seven years ago. Barbara Flood started teaching about a year ago on an occasional basis. It worked out great for her since she is also pursuing her Nursing degree. A President's List student, she is now doing her clinical rotation but still finds time to offer employees a terrific workout. The newest addition to the exercise team is Jenny Takter. Also a President's List student, she has completed course work for her Business degree and is now taking classes to pursue her interest in exercise physiology. She has been an exercise instructor for several years and is so pleasant and easy to follow you'll barely notice you're working your buns off!

All three instructors will modify the workout based on requests from the group and will provide suggestions for lower impact or alternative moves for people just starting out or those with injury-prone areas. Some equipment is available. There is a staff locker room in the basement of the Phys. Ed.Building. The only prerequisite is a commitment to use your lunch hour to get in shape. You will feel and see a difference and it won't take all that long. Even if you don't make it to every class, you'll still notice a change for the better.

The current schedule (subject to change) is: Mondays with Barbara -- general conditioning, including floor work;
Tuesdays with Helen -- aerobics, occasionally step class, some weights; Thursdays with Jenny -- mix of aerobics and floor work; pilates.
To be placed on the class mailing list, send your name to: wendyh@mccc.edu.

January Happenings at Kelsey Theatre
There is still time to see Larry Shue's award-winning comedy, “The Foreigner,” continuing at Kelsey Theatre through Jan. 16. More

The whole family will enjoy exploring New Jersey history with the legendary Jersey Devil when The Kelsey Players present “Jenny and the Jersey Devil” on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2 and 4 p.m. More

Children can start the new year with a giant adventure when Almira Gulch Flyby Productions presents "Jack and the Beanstalk" Friday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22 and 23 at 2 and 4 p.m. Set in medieval England, this delightful musical comedy turns a childhood favorite on its head as our boy Jack climbs the legendary beanstalk to find a friendly, lovable giant and a tap-dancing golden goose. More

"The Last Five Years" takes a fresh look at modern romance, covering the lifespan of a relationship, from first meeting to wedding to ultimate breakup. The story is told from two perspectives: husband Jamie starts the story on the day the couple meets, while wife Cathy looks back from the relationship’s end. The show opens on Friday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. An opening night reception will be held at 8 p.m. prior to the show's start. Other performance dates and times are: Saturdays, Jan. 22 and 29 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. More

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