E-Bulletin of October 15, 2005
Upcoming Lectures as part of MCCC's Distinguished Lecture Series:
Ronald Harning, Ph.D., will lecture on “The Biology of Cancer”
on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 12 noon in the Communications Building, Room
110. With the aid of slides, Dr. Harning will present an overview of
current areas of cancer research including epidemiology, the process
of tumor growth and metastasis, the molecular origin of cancer, diagnosis
and screening, and treatments. Dr. Harning is executive director of
clinical research at Palatin Technologies, Inc., in Cranbury, NJ.
Mel Leipzig, artist and MCCC professor of art and art history, will
discuss 300 years of French art when he presents “Survey of French
Painting 1650 to 1950” on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 12 noon in the Communications
Building, Room 110. The talk will be teleconferenced to the James Kerney
Using a slide presentation,
Leipzig will focus on Poussin, Watteau, David, Delacroix, Gericault,
Millet, Corot, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Cezanne, Gauguin, Matisse and
“Edward Steichen and the Family of Man,” one of the most
celebrated photography exhibits of the 20th century, is the subject
of a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 12 noon in the Communication Building,
Room 110, also to be teleconferenced to the James Kerney Campus.
With the use of slides, Gary Saretzky, archivist and retired MCCC instructor
in the history of photography, will discuss Steichen’s groundbreaking
show that was first unveiled 50 years ago at the Museum of Modern Art
in New York City. More
Drive Oct. 25
The campus will be participating with the Community Blood Council of
New Jersey in our semi-annual blood drive. This year there are critical
blood shortages throughout the state, so your help is needed more than
You can donate blood
on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Student Center, in room 108, from 9 a.m.to
4 p.m. There will be a representative from the Blood Council here on
Monday, October 24, 2005 from 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. for those who wish
to sign up for a specific convenient time on Tuesday and to answer any
questions regarding eligibility.
Call Mildred Leckie
in Human Resources at ext. 3271 to set up an appointment time and to
help us get an estimate of the number of people who will be donating.
As in the past, walk-ins will also be welcome.
Haunted Carnival Oct. 25
The Haunted Carnival - Integra Palooza, a festival about academic integrity
and the horrors of cheating, is coming to the Student Center on Oct.
25, noon to 1:25 p.m.
Please help us by
spreading the word to your students. They will have a blast and learn
important lessons at the same time. Volunteers are needed for a variety
of jobs. Contact Kathy Paluscio at ext. 3454 or Danielle Garruba at
Awards Night a Hit
On Oct. 11 the college hosted its first recognition ceremony for continuing
students. Held in the Student Center, the event brought together scholarship
donors with student recipients. Students were called up individually
to accept their certificates from donors, faculty and staff members.
Many of the students' family members attended and there was a great
turnout. All enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and the
beautiful yellow potted mums on the tables.
Vice President Thomas
Wilfrid served as master of ceremonies. Board member Connie Maglione,
Foundation Board Chair Timothy Losch, and Foundation Board member Jim
Faridy lent their support.
Susan Zambrio led a committee that put a lot of effort into this event,
including Diane Bennett, Jennie DeLapo, Lenore Durfee, Danielle Garruba,
Marie Mendez, Barbara Marx, Lucy McElhenny, Reggie Page, Patty Richards,
John Simone, Elaine Stout, Cynthia Ventura, and Maria Tazza.
Practices Conference Calls for Proposals
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges will host its Best Practices
Conference here at MCCC on Friday, April 28. In order to streamline
the process for receiving proposals this year, the committee is accepting
them only in electronic format, as outlined on the form, which is online
The deadline for submissions is noon on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005. Submit
proposals to email@example.com.
Receives Grant for Down Syndrome Program
Kay Eaton, Arlene Stinson and Sue Oaitis
prepared a proposal, resulting in MCCC's receipt of a $50,000 grant
from the National Down Syndrome Society to develop a model program for
people with Down sydrome and other intellectual disabilities. The College
of New Jersey received a similar grant. Both colleges will develop separate
programs, which will begin accepting students in the fall of 2006. Details
Walk Raises Big Dollars
According to Amy Iseneker, MCCC raised a total of $6,631 for the American
Heart Association this year. That total is an $800 increase over last
year. The money was raised through walkers who received donations, through
staff and faculty members who donated, and through student groups who
sold hearts and solicited donations. Participating groups included the
Student Activities clubs from both campuses, members of the Phi Theta
Kappa organization, and students in the Exercise Science program.
"I am very
pleased," Iseneker said. "I was so happy to have passed the
$6,000 mark." Look for information in coming weeks about the next
heart event called "Go Red Day," set for Feb. 3, which seeks
to raise awarness of heart disease among women.
College Needs Teachers
Camp College is looking for teachers for the 2006 summer youth programs.
Contact Sharon Vlasac at ext. 3267 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sought for Juvenile Diabetes Walk on Oct. 30
Wendy Humphrey of Public Information seeks donations for the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) “Walk to Cure Diabetes,”
to be held Sunday, Oct. 30 at Cook College. Each year she and her 13-year-old
daughter, who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1999, walk with
others who have diabetes, their families and friends. The goal is to
raise as much money as possible to support diabetes research. JDRF has
a great track record for efficient use of funds, with very low administrative
overhead. (It’s mostly volunteers!) If you are interested in making
a contribution, call Wendy at ext. 3729 or email email@example.com.
What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre
Songwriting Leads to Romance in “They’re
Playing Our Song”
a highly successful songwriting team be as lucky in love as they are
in their professional lives? Stars in the Park presents Neil Simon’s
“They’re Playing Our Song” at Kelsey Theatre Fridays
and Saturdays, Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. 16
and 23 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception follows the Oct. 14 performance
to give theater goers a chance to enjoy refreshments with the cast and
First performed on Broadway in 1979, “They’re Playing Our
Song” chronicles the partnership between Vernon Gersch, an established
composer, and Sonia Walsk, an eccentric young lyricist. When their professional
success leads to romance, life becomes unexpectedly complicated as they
attempt to integrate their distinctly different personalities and temperaments.
Invisible Rabbit on the Loose in “Harvey”
Eccentricities abound when your best friend is an invisible, six-foot
rabbit. Join Pierrot Productions as they present “Harvey”
at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this clever comedy
are: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 28, 29, Nov. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m.; and
Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception follows
the Oct. 28 performance to give theater goers a chance to enjoy refreshments
with the cast and crew.
A Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Harvey” became an instant
classic with the 1950 film version starring Jimmy Stewart. Elwood Dowd
is a kindhearted fellow who is inadvertently damaging his family’s
social standing and his niece’s chances for a proper marriage
due to his insistence that his closest companion is an invisible 6-foot-3-inch
rabbit named Harvey. More
Jansen” Solves Big Mystery
Join Cam Jansen, girl sleuth, as she solves the biggest mystery of her
career. The award-winning Theatreworks/USA presents “Cam Jansen,”
its newest musical, at MCCC on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 and 4 p.m.
Based on the popular children’s books by David Adler, this sparkling
musical tells the story of gifted Jennifer “Cam” Jansen,
whose photographic memory enables her to tackle even the most baffling
mysteries. Investigating The Case of the Emerald Elephant, Cam teams
up with her best friend Eric, her Aunt Molly, and Linda, the most popular
girl at school, as well as a rajah and Police Officer Bob. As she tracks
down clues, she also uncovers valuable lessons about loyalty and friendship.
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