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E-Bulletin of May 20, 2010

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Lucas Kelly on "State of the Arts" Tonight
Arts faculty member Lucas Kelly will be featured on New Jersey Network's show, "State of the Arts," tonight at 8 p.m. Kelly's artwork is currently on display at the New Jersey State Museum, along with the work of faculty member Sarah Sweeney. Called Reality and Artifice, the exhibit is open through October, and is this year's NJ Arts Annual exhibition.

Vintage Day Flea Market at JKC May 22
Several MCCC groups will host a flea market on Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus parking lot on Academy Street. Tables are available for $10 to sell items. Ten percent of each table's proceeds are requested for donation to invited charitable organizations. For more information contact Bilquis Zaka at ext. 3217 (zakab@mccc.edu) or Rakima Stokes at ext. 3154 (stokesr@mccc.edu). The event is sponsored by the Go Green Student Club, the Parent Association of SMILE/GEAR UP, the JKC SAB and the African American Student Organization.


Culinary Students Serving Breakfast for $3
MCCC Culinary students will be serving breakfast May 26, 27, June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. in ES111. According to Associate Professor Doug Fee, "Our culinary students are UP to the challenge to serve you a high quality breakfast. Come on in and choose what you are "up" for... from traditional all-American cafe items (eggs any style/breakfast sandwich), Upbeat and Healthy (like our four-grain waffle with fruit compote), or UPscale items (like Eggs Benedict or stuffed French toast). Of course we have fresh percolated coffee and baked goods made fresh for you by our students. No reservations or tickets required. A complete breakfast of coffee or juice and entrée with a side is yours to enjoy for just $3."


Event Reminders (previously announced)

Hospitality Club to Prepare Dish with Chef/Author Cat Cora. More here. Flyer here.

May 29-30: Mercer Dance Ensemble (MDE) will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its choreographer Janell Byrne, Kelsey Theatre. More here.


Study Abroad Group on Its Way to Italy
As they prepared their taste buds for Italy with pizza before heading to the airport, the 23 students who comprise MCCC's first Study Abroad group in a decade got last-minute instructions from program coordinator Andrea Lynch, along with good wishes from MCCC administrators. Addressing the group, MCCC President Pat Donohue said, "This is a learning trip. Everything you do will be a learning experience - the places and the people." She asked students to represent Mercer well and pave the way for many future study abroad experiences for Mercer students. More here.


James Kerney Campus Celebrates Achievement
Cheers greeted each award recipient at Trenton's War Memorial theatre on May 11, when the James Kerney Campus hosted its Celebration of Academic Achievement. Receiving awards and recognition were students who completed both credit and noncredit programs at the downtown Trenton campus. Forty-two associate degree graduates began their studies at the James Kerney Campus or took most of their classes there. Fifty-three graduates of the Career Training Institute completed programs in office administration and culinary arts. There were 94 graduates of the GED preparation program (General Equivalency Diploma), and 44 graduates of the English Language Institute, who come from more than 20 countries. More here.

Profiles of MCCC Graduates
Read profiles on some profiles of our graduates here.

Mud Pie Players Are Huge Hit With Younger Set at Lawrence Library
On May 10 MCCC's Mud Pie Players presented a high energy, interactive performance of children's stories at the Lawrence Library. In what has become an annual tradition, this service-learning activity, connected with the course "Oral Interpretation of Literature" (CMN 212) allows Mercer students to blend the study of poetry, prose, drama, and children literature with the performing arts. Directed by faculty member Kathi Paluscio, students prepare for weeks prior to the event, crafting zany characters, rehearsing, and designing colorful props, scenery and costumes for their 45-minute show. More here.


Men’s Tennis Comes Home with Fifth Place
While men’s tennis coach Marc Vecchiolla still believes in his heart they could have taken home the trophy, the men’s tennis team had to settle for fifth place at the NJCAA National Tennis Tournament, held May 10-14 in Plano, TX. Only no. 1 doubles partners Matt Pierson and Jason Bielski experienced the thrill of ultimate victory, winning the title after a hard-fought contest in three sets over competitors from Brookdale CC. Other highlights include no. 2 Jason Bielski reaching the final and being was named an NJCAA All-American, no. 5 singles player Ben Pinter making it to the main draw semi-final round, and no. 4 Juan Ramirez winning his consolation tournament. “We were as good as any team there,” Vecchiolla said, noting that a few missed opportunities can make an important difference in the outcome.
More here.

New MCCC Organization Chart
Click here to see the updated organization chart.

Margaret Cosentino Weds at MCCC Conference Center
Conference Center Event Planner Margaret Cosentino married Tom DiPiero on May 10 at the Conference Center at Mercer. Friends and co-workers were in attendance to wish them many years of happiness! Photo here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Mercer is Succeeding (Women's Softball Team and Ryan Zegarski)

Corporate Angels

West Windsor Plainsboro News:
WW's David Hoyt Wins Cooke Award

Bristol Myers Squibb $17,500 Grant

Creative High Schoolers Submit Work for Aspirations

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

May 22: Click, Clack, Moo

June 4-13: "Ragtime"

June 5: "Mother Goose"

The WWC Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC here.

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
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