E-Bulletin of October 20, 2005

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On the Road Again for Katrina Victims
The MCCC Katrina Relief Committee is again asking the MCCC community and the greater community to help fill a truckload of desperately needed supplies for Southern Louisiana.
Right now the people there are preparing to move into FEMA trailers and they need food and household supplies such as pots, dishes, small appliances, sheets, towels, etc. (Gently used, clean items are acceptable.) They do not want clothing or toys.

We hope you will help us by spreading the word to your church, club, neighborhood, friends, etc. We are asking the outside community to deliver their donations on one day only -- Saturday, Oct. 29 -- when the truck will be on campus, parked at the loading dock behind the ET building. (Please note the truck is in a new location.)

The campus community will also be able to drop off donations on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27 and 28, to SC147 at the West Windsor Campus, and Kerney Hall at the James Kerney Campus.

The people who distributed the supplies we sent down in September wrote a great letter and sent more photos.

One-Man Mel Leipzig Show Coming to New York
The Gallery Henoch, 555 West 25th Street, New York, NY, will host "Mel Leipzig Paintings of Modern Life" from Nov. 10 through Dec. 3. An opening reception takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment.

Many of the paintings feature MCCC students, faculty and staff members in a campus setting.

MCCC Reps Attend Holt's Arts Community Day
On Sept. 14 Dean Judy Ehresman and Gallery Director Tricia Fagan represented MCCC at a Central NJ Arts Community Day in Washington, D.C. organized by Representative Rush Holt. They were part of a large contingent of artists and arts administrators.

According to Fagan, "Representative Holt and his staff did a remarkable job in setting up a generous, informative, and totally impressive day. We had the opportunity to meet with and hear from Representatives Louise Slaughter and Chris Shays (co-chairs of the Congressional Arts Caucus), Rep. David Price (co-chair of the Congressional Humanities Caucus), Dana Gioia, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Peggy O’Brien, a senior VP at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Diane Austin, program manager of the US Dept. of Education’s Arts Education Grants Programs, and Narric Rome, director of federal affairs for Americans for the Arts. In addition, Holt hosted a delicious lunch, a private tour of the US Capitol led by its art and architecture curator Barbara Wolanin, and even a copy of the US Constitution as a parting gift."

Mr. Holt's office sent the attached photograph of the participants.

New Education Course Reminder
Elley Tully reminds everyone of a new Education course, "Early Literacy Seminar/Fieldwork" (EDU 222) that coincides with a grant the college has received from Children’s Futures for th
e Trenton Parent Education and Early Literacy Project. The program's goal is to strengthen young families in Trenton through early literacy intervention with families served by the Children’s Futures program.

A Saturday morning seminar in early childhood education will provide a solid foundation for students, who will interact with the infants and toddlers who come to the learning center with their parents. The course examines early language and literacy acquisition in children from birth to age three. Topics include oral language development, creating a literacy-rich environment, assessing children's progress, partnering with families, and normal stages of child development. Includes an internship under faculty supervision.

Students will receive a stipend for practicum experience. Prerequisites, with a minimum C grade, are EDU109, EDU120, or PSY206, or permission of the department. Three lecture hours plus 1/2 day field experience per week.

Hospitality Club Participates in Childhood Hunger Day
MCCC's Hospitality Club
students volunteered their time to help the American Culinary Federation, Professional Chef’s Guild of Central NJ, prepare for Childhood Hunger Day at the Sovereign Bank Arena on Oct. 18. Students from Trenton's Parkway School attended the event and learned about healthy eating. They went through a series of stations that included sanitation, the sensory sleuth (salty, sweet, sour, bitter), and how to choose healthy salads and desserts.

The theme: "We don’t need to supersize, all we need is exercise." Photo

Fundraiser Beef & Beer
On Saturday, October 22, 2005, from 8 p.m. to midnight, there will be a Beef & Beer fundraiser for William Weis, nephew of Bill Downs, who is head chef of the Student Center cafeteria. William is suffering from Huntington’s disease. Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50. The event is being held at Heritage Hall, New Falls Road, Newportville, Pa. For tickets or to give a donation, please contact Bill Downs at ext. 3420.

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