E-Bulletin of October 27, 2005
Wins the Golds
Mercer took the top design awards at the National Council of Marketing
and Public Relations (NCMPR), District 1 Conference, held in Mystic,
Conn., Oct. 16 to 18. Accepting the awards were Director of Marketing
and Public Information Lynn Holl and Senior Graphic Designer Francis
Mercer won Gold
Medallions in four categories: marketing campaign; series of ten curriculum
brochures; Kelsey Theatre season brochure; and presentation folder.
The college won Silver Medallions for our transit advertising displays
and noncredit course bulletin. Some comments from the judges on the
marketing campaign included: "Very creative use of resources."
"Effective, consistent and achieves goals."
District 1 includes
two-year colleges from the MidAtlantic and Northeast states (Maryland
to Maine), plus the entire United Kingdom and the provinces of New Brunswick,
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edwards Island and Quebec.
The NCMPR represents
marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges and has more than
1,550 members from more than 600 colleges. The organization's literature
says: "Last year's winning entries represented the rich diversity
characteristic of America's two-year colleges. Winners hailed from large
multicampus districts and from small institutions, from large staffs
with healthy budgets and from one-person shops with limited resources.
All of them demonstrated -- and the judges confirmed -- that creativity,
originality and unique approaches to problem-solving set the winners
Aviation Flight Team Takes First Place
The MCCC Flight Team took first place at the Region VII competition
of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association, hosted by Bridgewater
State College Oct. 8 to 10 in New Bedford, MA. Four colleges and approximately
30 pilots competed. The flying events were rained out so only ground
events were held, which included written exams and simulations.
Evan Conley also received the Top Pilot award for the region, which
comes with a $500 scholarship. Mike Scuderi placed second in the Simulated
Comprehensive Aircraft Navigation event and fourth in Aircraft recognition.
Jacob Copeland took first place, and Sean Day took third place in the
Computer Accuracy event.
Ben Shamy placed
third in Aircraft Recognition. Evan Conley came in third in both the
Preflight and the Ground Trainer events and second in the Aircraft Recognition.
The team now begins fundraising for a trip to the national competition,
which will take place at Ohio State University next May.
and Chat -- New Student Support Group
Your help is needed to spread the word about "Chill and Chat,"
a new support group that offers students a safe place to get support,
talk about stresses they are encountering, and give encouragement to
others. Facilitators are Cindy Matyas, MCCC student advocate, and Emese
Jobbik of TCNJ. The group will meet on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.
in LA 227. Call Matyas as ext. 3596 for more information.
on Conserving Artwork
Fine art conservator Fred Koszewnik will lecture on "Helping Artwork
Survive" on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in CM109. He will discuss
why artwork deteriorates and what can be done about it. He will also
talk about the artistic techniques that will help artwork last.
Koszewnik, a resident
of Marlton, NJ, has worked as a conservator of paintings since 1980.
He has been consultant to, and treated selected paintings for many public
institutions including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Collection,
the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the NJ State Museum, Swarthmore
College, and Thomas Jefferson University.
This lecture is
offered through the Gallery and Fine Arts Division of MCCC and the Trenton
Artists Workshop Association (TAWA.)
on Photographer Edward Steichen
Gary Saretzky, archivist and retired MCCC instructor
in the history of photography, will present a slide lecture on the Edward
Steichen photography exhibit "The Family of Man" on Tuesday,
Nov. 8 at noon, in CM 110. The
lecture (and an exhibit, see below) were planned to commemorate the
50th anniversary of Steichen’s historic exhibition at the Museum
of Modern Art in New York.
The Gallery will
be mounting an exhibit called "The Human Face," featuring
photographs by Louis Draper, Diane Levell, and Helen Stummer, to run
from Nov. 7 through Dec. 21. "The show will celebrate our collective
humanity," says Tricia Fagan, gallery director. An opening reception
is set for Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Haunted Carnival -- Integra Palooza
the "scariest" event in Mercer's history, "The
Haunted Carnival -- Integra Palooza"
sent a message that cheating doesn't pay. The carnival
featured the age-old battle between good and evil, with
plenty of guilt, confessions, soap box harangues, justice-wielding actors,
and wispy white angels to keep the crowds entertained and enlightened.
Coordinators were Kathy Paluscio of the Communication faculty and Danielle
Garruba, director of Student Activities. Volunteers included great choirs
of angels and hordes of devils who helped to plan, decorate, act, man
tables and entertain. Many staff and faculty members participated, and
many donated baked goods and other Halloween treats.
Needed for Anne Frank Exhibit
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center is recruiting docents
for an Anne Frank exhibit coming to Princeton April 25 to June 3. A
docent orientation meeting is set for Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1:30 to 3:30
p.m. at MCCC's CM building, room 110.
Also sponsoring the exhibit are the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education,
Rider University's Holocaust Resource Center, and the Mercer County
Education Association. The exhibit takes place at the Chestnut Tree
Bookstore, Harrison Street Shopping Center, Princeton, which has donated
its entire first floor.
Interested volunteers should call 609-292-9274 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the exhibit is available at the Anne Frank website
Mercer's new theatre/ dance teacher, Jody Person, invites everyone to
a challenging new production featuring our students called "Love’s
Fire." He says, "This is the fruit of an extraordinary project:
six sonnets by Shakespeare, newly envisioned for the stage, in one-act
plays by six gifted contemporary playwrights (Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman,
John Guare, Ntozake Shange, Eric Bogosian, and Wendy Wasserstein). Guest
co-directors will be Louis Wells and Maria Aladren, each directing two
of the six playlets.
The production runs November 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19 in the Studio Theatre,
CM122. All performances begin promptly at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for
students, seniors, and MCCC faculty and staff. General admission is
$10.00. This show is for mature audiences only.
Students will share their poetry on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at noon in the Student
Center Cafeteria. Spread the word and come out to lend your support.
Sponsors are Drumbeat, Student Activities, the Liberal Arts Division,
and the Arts and Communication Division.
the Date for the 2006 Best Practices Conference
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges will present its annual Best
Practices Conference on Friday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. here
at MCCC. The price will be $55. Proposals are now being accepted. Click
here for the Call for Proposals form
and submission information.
Luedeke Lobby Dedicated at Rider
Rider University President Mordechai Rozanski recently dedicated the
newly renovated "Linda Luedeke Lobby" of Rider University’s
student center. Mrs. Luedeke is the wife of Bart Luedeke, Rider's fifth
president, now an adjunct professor and consultant with MCCC.
The lobby was named
for Linda Luedeke in 2003, upon President Luedeke's retirement, in recognition
of her many years of outstanding service to the University and her enduring
commitment to Rider students and active community involvement. Details
To Host Region 19 Soccer Tournament Oct. 28
serve as host for the finals of 2005 NJCAA Region 19 soccer tournament
on Friday, Oct. 28 with the women’s final at 5 p.m. and the men
to follow at 7:30 p.m.
In the women’s
final, #1 seed Ocean County College (10-2) will meet #2 seed Sussex
County Community College (9-4-1). Sussex eliminated the Mercer women
(9-6-2) in the semi-final on Oct. 24 on a penalty kick tie-breaker after
the two teams played to a 1-1 tie.
In the men’s
final, the MCCC Vikings (15-0-1), the # 1 seed as well as the top ranked
team in the country, will face #2 seed Essex County College (5-5-1).
Coach Charlie Inverso’s Vikings, Garden State Athletic Conference
champions, defeated Delaware Tech by a score of 10-0 in the semi-finals.
Admission for the finals is $3 for adults and $2 for students and senior
tennis, the Vikings captured the Region 19 title for the ninth consecutive
year. The team’s final record was 7-0.
Join Like 40 Productions
as it pokes fun at non-profit theater, annual holiday shows and wretched
acting when “Inspecting Carol”
comes to Kelsey Theatre. In
this deliciously irreverent play-within-a-play, the Soapbox Theatre
Company is hoping to avoid bankruptcy by staging its annual production
of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Dates and show times for this hilarious spoof are Fridays and Saturdays,
Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.
An opening night reception follows the Nov. 11 performance to give theater
goers a chance to share refreshments with the cast and crew. More
Berky – Out of the Blue”
showcases the talents of this internationally renowned clowning virtuoso
in a performance that will delight the whole family. The award-winning
Berky has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. He received
an OBIE Award for his work with the performance ensemble Foolsfire and
won the "First Fringe" Award at Scotland's Edinburgh Festival
for his one-man show. His many television appearances include specials
on PBS, MTV, the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Dates and show times
at Kelsey Theatre are Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 and 4 p.m. More
holiday show opens at Kelsey Theatre this Thanksgiving weekend when
Playful Theatre Productions presents “A
Christmas Carol – The Musical.” With
a fifteen-piece live orchestra and a cast of 38, Playful Theatre tells
the classic Dickens tale with humor, wit and music as visitations by
four ghosts help Scrooge discover his humanity. This uplifting version
is a holiday favorite at Madison Square Garden and boasts the music
of famed Broadway maestro Alan Menken. Dates and show times are Fridays
and Saturdays, Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and
Sundays, Nov. 26, 27, Dec. 3 and 4 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception
follows the Nov. 25 performance to give theater goers a chance to share
refreshments with the cast and crew. More
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