E-Bulletin of November 1, 2005

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Health Fair Tomorrow
Don't forget to attend the MCCC Employee Total Health Fair tomorrow, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Center cafeteria.

Flight Fair Coming Saturday
If you are looking for a fun, different and scenic family activity for Saturday, Nov. 5, go to the "Flight Fair" at the Trenton-Mercer Airport. It happens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and costs 20 cents per pound. Minimum cost is $8 and maximum is $22. Weights are kept confidential.

The fair benefits MCCC's championship Flight Team, headed for the national competition this spring. The airport is located off Scotch Road in Ewing. More

Come Out and Root for Vikings at Northeast District Tournament
Mercer will host the Northeast District Tournament this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6. The Vikings men’s soccer team, which finished the season undefeated with a 16-0-1 record, took the Region 19 crown on Oct. 28 with a 3-1 win over Essex (NJ) Community College.

Four teams are competing in this weekend’s tournament. Mercer will face Massasoit on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the semis. (The Vikings defeated Massasoit 2-1 during the regular season.) Essex (NJ), whose record earned them a district play-off spot, will face Bryant & Stratton in the second game at 1 p.m. The winners of the Saturday games will battle in out for the Northeast District title on Sunday at 11 a.m. The winner of that game goes on to compete at the NJCAA National Tournament. Mercer won the national title last year.

Come out and root for the Vikings this weekend! Click here for a soccer team photo.


The Distinguished Lecture Series:

Nov. 8: "Edward Steichen and the Family of Man." More

November 17:" Victims and the Criminal Justice System." More

Scholarship Gala Set for March 11, 2006
It's time to mark your calendar for March 11, 2006, when MCCC will host "Hollywood Lights," an elegant evening of fun and entertainment at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. This year marks MCCC's 40th anniversary! All proceeds will benefit student scholarships. The Dinner Dance Committee is asking for your help in obtaining corporate sponsors and selling ads and tickets. Call Elaine Stout if you have any leads or ideas at ext. 3607.

Physical Therapist Assistant Grads Give Back
When MCCC's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) graduates who passed their board exams wanted to "give back" to the program, they worked with program coordinator Barbara Behrens to develop and teach a review course. They also developed a notebook of materials to help current graduates prepare for their exam.

After starting several years ago, the course is currently being taught by alumnus Rebecca E. Apgar. Behrens says, "Through the years the response has been very positive from both the graduates taking the review course, and from the alumni presenting the course." The instructors are volunteers, and those in attendance make a donation to the PTA scholarship fund, thus helping future PTA students. "We have raised close to $1,000 for the PTA scholarship fund in the past couple of years," Behrens said.

Lynn Holl Takes Chairmanship
Lynn Holl, MCCC's director of marketing, is the new chairperson of the New Jersey Community College PR Directors group. In the attached photo she presents a New Jersey Community College lapel pin to outgoing chair Bill Clark of Salem Community College.

More on "The Human Face" Gallery Show
Coming to The Gallery Nov 7, "The Human Face" features photographs by former MCCC photography professor Lou Draper, plus Helen Stummer and Diane Levell. Click here for the press release with images.

Positive News Online: The Times Story on MCCC's Haunted Carnival
Click here for the online article.


MCCC Students Demonstrate Science Wonders During Chemistry Week
Mercer students and faculty made their annual road trip to promote the wonders of chemistry during National Chemistry Week, October 17-21. Sponsored by the Trenton section of the American Chemical Society and organized by MCCC’s Helen Tanzini, the volunteers visited close to 800 students in five elementary schools. They were assisted by students and faculty from Rider University.

According to Tanzini, MCCC students conducted hands-on experiments that included making artificial snow from polyacrylate and water, constructing “bouncy balls” out of cornstarch, glue and laundry detergent, and inflating a balloon by mixing crushed antacid tablets and vinegar. The youngsters especially enjoyed making “glitter slime,” which they took home as a souvenir.

For a group photo click here.

Click here for the Packet's coverage of Chemistry Week.

Book Store Specials
Remember to shop at MCCC's bookstore this month, and you'll get 20% off all clothing. In December there will be a table of special holiday books for gifts, including cookbooks. January will bring special give-aways, February will feature pens -- buy one, get one of equal value free. March will offer 20% off all backpacks. April will bring a 20% discount on MCCC umbrellas and storm ponchos.

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