E-Bulletin of November 1, 2005
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.
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.
Out and Root for Vikings at Northeast District Tournament
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.
Distinguished Lecture Series:
Nov. 8: "Edward Steichen
and the Family of Man." More
November 17:" Victims
and the Criminal Justice System." More
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
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
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.
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.
News Online: The Times Story on MCCC's Haunted Carnival
for the online article.
Students Demonstrate Science Wonders During Chemistry Week
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
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
For a group photo
for the Packet's coverage of Chemistry Week.
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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