E-Bulletin of November 30, 2005
Gifts for Children and Families
Many people are still suffering greatly from the
devastating hurricanes of this summer and fall. Beginning next week,
our Katrina Relief Committee will be conducting a holiday gift drive
to spread some cheer and good feelings, especially for the children.
The committee has prepared name tags with ages of needy children and
families, which will be available for pickup early next week. We will
also announce multiple dropoff locations around the campus.
Laugh really hard, spend no money, and get home early. Come to the Oral
Interpretation Troupe's Mouthworks show on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
or Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m in CM 144. You'll be happy you did.
to Celebrate International Students
The International Student Organization is hosting “The Festival
of Lights” on Dec. 6 at noon. This year’s theme is “Capture
the Story.” There will be food from different cultures catered
by the Hospitality Club. Among other attractions, the program will include
a ballet performance and a special piano performance from one of our
Taiwanese international students who was a piano teacher for 10 years
in his home country. Call Student Activities at ext. 3677
for your ticket.
Watchers Group to Start Second Session
a cumulative weight loss of 179 pounds over the past 12 weeks, members
of the MCCC Weight Watchers group are enthusiastic – and thinner!
A second 12-week session is scheduled to begin next Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Meetings are held in AD119 from 1 to 2 p.m.
According to group
member Barbara Marx, the weekly meetings function as a pep session,
where members discuss food issues and offer each other tips and encouragement.
The target weight loss over the 12-week period is ten percent of total
While MCCC staff
members can join the group at any time, optimum results are achieved
by attending the full 12-week session. The cost is $144 ($12 per session.)
Group leader is Sally Jones. For more information call Sally at 586-7467.
Students Visit MCCC
On Nov. 15 and 16, eighteen students
from Colmar, France visited the campus to learn about American technology.
students are from the Institute Universitaire de Technologie, a two-year
technical college. While at Mercer, the students took part in the “International
Business Practice Firm” course and sat in on two computer networking
courses. They also enjoyed recreational activities at the Physical Education
building and toured the campus. Dee Smith-Johns, who coordinated the
visit, said the students spoke excellent English.
The group also visited
The College of New Jersey, Princeton University, Washington, D.C and
New York City. Photo
with their teachers
joins New Education Jobs Database
Twenty-eight New Jersey colleges and universities have teamed up to
offer the region's first online jobs database aimed at helping higher
education institutions attract and retain a diverse workforce. The
New Jersey Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which is free to
job seekers, was launched Nov. 15 and allows job seekers to search the
full range of positions at colleges and universities, including professor,
secretary, laboratory technician and kitchen staff. Details
Judy Nygard of the English faculty was recently honored as a past president
of the Maryland Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MdTESOL)
at its annual fall conference in Baltimore. One of the original 35 charter
members when the organization began as the Baltimore Area TESOL in 1980-81,
she served as its fourth president. The organization’s membership
now includes over 350 members from across Maryland.
At its 25th year celebration at the College of Notre Dame on Nov. 5,
all former presidents were honored through a multi-media
presentation before the keynote speech. Speaker Sanford Ungar, president
of Goucher College, spoke about his recent book, "Fresh
Blood: The New American Immigrants."
Click here for photo.
on Speaking Circuit to Promote Book
Faculty member Jim Franklin and co-author Harry Camisa, along with former
inmate Teddy "The Bull" Roberts, are just finishing a series
of fall lectures about their book "Inside Out."
Camisa is a retired prison guard and an MCCC graduate.
Franklin said they
recently spoke at several venues, including the Hightstown branch of
the Mercer County Library, to criminal justice students at Ocean and
Morris County Colleges, and at Essex County College to about 200 attendees.
Lights" Committee Moving Forward
Nina Melker of Yardville Bank, and Maureen Lucido of the Hyatt Regency
Princeton, co-chairs of the 2006 Scholarship Dinner Dance, are leading
an enthusiastic committee of staff and community volunteers to plan
a very special event set for March 11.
The committee extends
a warm invitation to all MCCC staff and faculty members and hopes you
will be able to attend. Staff tickets are $150, while the regular price
is $200. If you can help by selling an ad or donating or soliciting
items for the silent auction, contact Elaine Stout at ext. 3607. Details
to Meet Dec. 21
Retirees, mark your calendar now for a holiday season luncheon set for
Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at Sunny Gardens. Call Helen Marie Dolton by the 19th
with your reservation at 882-5086.
in the News
Star Ledger article
about Mel Leipzig’s Solo Exhibit in New York
The Times Review
of “The Human Face” at MCCC’s Gallery
The Packet (Time
of “The Human Face” at MCCC’s Gallery
The Packet (Time
of “Inspecting Carol” at Kelsey Theatre
Kelsey Theatre and Gallery Events
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