E-Bulletin of February 22, 2005
and Learning Conference
On Saturday, Feb. 26, Mercer's Adjunct Support Team will host a one-day
conference, "Teaching & Learning Strategies." All faculty
members are invited, not just adjunct faculty. Continental breakfast
and lunch will be served. See a list of workshops and register here.
On March 3, from
12 to 1:15 p.m. and repeated from 4:45 to 6 p.m.,
senior college administrators will speak at an open meeting for adjunct
faculty only. These sessions will feature JKC Provost Beverly Richardson,
Dean of Enrollment Services Carol Tosh, and Dean of Student and Academic
Services Diane Campbell. There will be a telelink for both campuses
(Room CM 158 at West Windsor and Room KC319 at Kerney.)
on the Packers
Dr. Craig Coenen of the history faculty will speak about "The Little
City That Could: How the Packers Survived in Green Bay" on Thursday,
March 3 at noon in the Communications building, room 110.
According to Coenen, “Today
professional football is a billion-dollar industry, but there was a
time when teams could not even give away tickets. This lecture looks
at the tumultuous early years of professional football, the sport's
growth, the extraordinary efforts on behalf of a number of small communities
to keep their franchises, and why the Packers, alone, survived in their
Dr. Coenen received
an M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in American History from Lehigh University
in Bethlehem, PA.
Tuesday, March 1: Women’s Health Fair, 12 - 2, Student Center
Tuesday, March 8: Day At the Spa, 12-2, SC146
One Free Spa Service w/ Mercer ID, Quiet Study 9 - 3, SC107
Tuesday, March 29:
Mercer Outstanding Women Recognition Luncheon, 12 - 1:15, SC108
$7 per ticket includes lunch and program
Evening Coming April 22
Save the date and make plans to join us for a reunion evening at Mercer
as the MCCC Alumni & Friends Association hosts its third annual
“Alumni and Friends Theatre Evening” on Friday, April 22.”
From 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. the group will meet in the Faculty Dining Room for hors d’oeuvres,
wine and soft drinks, then move to Kelsey Theatre for an 8 p.m. performance
of the musical “Sweet Charity,” which is currently enjoying
a popular revival on Broadway. Pierrot Productions presents this charming,
but bittersweet story about a dance hall girl looking for happiness
in the big city. And, since it’s the show’s opening night,
you’re also invited to a reception following the performance,
where you’ll have an opportunity to meet the cast and crew.
The cost is just
$15 per person. Checks should be made payable to the MCCC Foundation
and sent to Elaine Stout in AD250.
The City of Trenton, Department of Health and Human Services, is calling
for volunteers to take part in an international-level emergency preparedness
exercise which involves New Jersey, Connecticut, Canada and the United
Kingdom, and many levels of government.
In Mercer County, the exercise will consist of planning, coordinating
and running a mock clinic or point of dispensing (POD) of medication.
The exercise is designed to measure Mercer County's ability to rapidly
medicate its population in the event of a biological agent being released
into our community. The goal is to medicate 500 persons per hour for
three hours, so 900 volunteers are being recruited to participate.
POD will be activated on Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
POD will be located at the Mercer County Indoor Tennis Center, off Bear
Tavern Road (next to Mercer County Airport), Ewing, N.J. After registration
and screening, volunteers will be given further guidance about where
and when they will receive mock medication. Volunteers will need to
show proof of identification and remember to wear comfortable shoes.
Meals will be provided.
Volunteers are needed
in a variety of areas, such as registering participants, "receiving"
medication and other tasks. Interested volunteers can register by calling
609-989-3636, ext. 141 or by downloading a volunteer application here.
Do" Forum Sparks Discussion
The fifth Community Forum hosted at the Conference Center brought together
a panel of high-powered speakers discussing many facets of the marriage
debate. Read an article published in The Times on Sunday, Feb. 20 here.
On Saturday, March 12 the college will again participate in Trenton's
St. Patrick's Day parade. Everyone is invited to look for our staff
members and students on the parade route! Student clubs and organizations
have been invited to participate. Will the college win an award again
this year for its float? Stay tuned.
Workshop Helps Returning Students
Feb. 16 Enrollment Services hosted the ARISE program for adults wishing
to return to college. According to Director of Admissions and Outreach
Savita Brambholia, the turnout was very good despite heavy rain. The
event was dedicated to exploring college options for adults, and addressed
questions such as enhancing career possibilities; managing work, family,
and college; facing fears about going to college; and earning credits
by work experience.
Dean Carol Tosh
welcomed the attendees and gave an overview of MCCC. The enrollment
and registration process was explained by Bambhrolia. The discussion
panel included Assistant Registrar Paul Scheid, Career and Placement
Counselor Patrick Corozza and Recruiter Maria Tazza. Special guests
included faculty member Jane O’Reilly, PTK President Lynn Rowlands,
and PTK member Barbara Wethe.
to be hosted by Enrollment Services include "Explore Mercer"
on April 13 and a College Fair on May 3.
to Bowl for Charity
Jeff Zygmunt of Enrollment Services asks for sponsors to help him raise
money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. He will be part of a bowling fundraiser
on Saturday, March 12 at Colonial Lanes, Route 1, Lawrenceville. The
event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can pledge any amount, call
ext. 3231. You can pledge per pin or a flat amount. The charity is also
looking for more bowlers. If you want to participate call Kim Cody at
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