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E-Bulletin of June 4, 2010

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Breakfast is Served: All are invited to enjoy breakfast at MCCC's Culinary Center June 7, 8 and 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. No reservations required. Cost is $3. Just stop by the Culinary Center (ES111). Breakfast can also be ordered to go, including treats such as turnovers and muffins. For more information call 609-570-3482. More here.

June 7 through August: Summer yoga classes with Helen Tanzini will be at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 8; and Wednesday, June 16 in PE119. Beginning June 24, Helen's classes will be held on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the PE dance studio (2nd floor) for the remainder of the summer.

Monday yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. will resume on June 7 and continue through August in the dance studio.

News

Staff Recognized for Milestone Years of Service
During the Staff Recognition Ceremony on May 19, MCCC staff members who have achieved milestones of 10 to 40 years of service received recognition and gifts. Photos are online here. If anyone would like a full-size 300DPI photo via e-mail, please send an e-mail request to Saveria Symons.

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Kathi Paluscio and Susan Holman Receive Staff Awards

Associate Professor of Communications Kathi Paluscio: Human Service Awardee
Below is her introduction by President Donohue, using "she" rather than "he or she":
"She is described as a 'go-to' person with flair, passion and creativity. She finds ways to provide surprise, laughter, prizes and fun to any initiative with which she is involved, investing untold extra hours of preparation to pull it off. Even when serving in difficult roles, such as those concerning academic integrity, she finds ways to bring humor, warmth, compassion and energy to the process. She is a regular presenter for the IPIC workshops, bringing enthusiasm and professionalism to faculty peers.

"On 'ratemyprofessor.com' students rave about her presence and teaching style. 'Her personality is fun and outgoing.' 'When you see her out in the community she approaches you and it's great; it makes you feel like a friend.' 'Outstanding teacher; if you don't take her you are crazy.'

"She served in both leadership and supportive positions with College Assembly over the years. In this capacity she always puts in hours and hours of work that turns what could be a dry meeting into a warm and enjoyable Mercer family event. MouthWorks is her brainchild, entertaining young and old with wackiness here on campus for several years. The economic downturn was the catalyst for MouthWorks taking its show on tour for the first time ever, with benefit performances at local firehouses and rescue squads."

Manager of User Services, Susan Holman: Community Service Awardee
Below is her introduction by President Donohue, using "she" rather than "he or she":
"She is known by all on campus, but is unassuming about her involvement in the community. She is an active participant at her church, on several committees, and volunteers as treasurer. In addition to ensuring the integrity of church finances, she created and maintains the church web page. She marches each year to raise money for the American Heart Association and the March of Dimes.

She crochets booties, hats and blankets for newborn premature babies who need intensive medical attention in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cooper Hospital. She also volunteers at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen to provide many people in the community with a Christmas dinner. When called upon, she assists the college community with PC technical support issues with a warm and friendly smile. For enjoyment she is a motorcycle enthusiast and occasionally rides her bike to work.

Photos here of Kathi and Susan receiving their awards
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Honors Convocation Photos on Facebook
Photos of students who received awards and scholarships at the MCCC Honors Convocation are now up on Facebook here. Please spread the word.
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Photo Class Documents TASK and Clients
Michael Dalton's Documentary Photography class spent 10 weeks photographing the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, covering everything from the kitchen staff to the Adult Education program. Each student created a short narrated slideshow as a final project, including some very moving recorded interviews with staff and clients. The slideshows can be seen at www.mercerphoto.org

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Women's Cross Country To Begin Training in August
Head Coach Erin Cahill has high hopes for Mercer's fledgling women's cross country team, set to begin training Aug. 1. She spent time during the spring semester attending high school track meets and establishing contacts with coaches. "We want to get the word out that Mercer is adding this varsity sport. Given the level of talent at area high schools, we expect to be competitive," Cahill said. The Vikings will compete in Division I against other regional community colleges as well as Division II and III schools in the tri-state area. More here
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Twenty-Eight Student Athletes Announce Transfer Plans
Congratulations to the 28 student athletes who contributed to a stellar year in Vikings sports. Highlights of the year included Region 19 titles for women's soccer, men's basketball and women's softball. The softball team and men's tennis team competed at NJCAA national tournaments. Four students were named All-Americans. More here.

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Lucas Kelly Video Online
The art of MCCC's Lucas Kelly and Sarah Sweeney is included in the current NJ State Museum show, "Reality & Artifice," through Oct. 31. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. NJN's State of the Arts program featured
Lucas Kelly. Vie the video online here.
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Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Cheffie heads for the White House

MCCC Faculty Member Earns Teaching Award

Mercer Dance Ensemble Honors Choreographer

Pennington Players Squeeze Sprawling Musical onto MCCC Stage

The Volley for SERV Gala on Tap Next Month

Hits and Misses

Examiner:
Top Regional Chefs Will Share Seasonal Recipes

The Courier News:
Celebrate (Dance Ensemble)

Pennington Post:
Cat Cora Event, Ragtime, Among Upcoming MCCC Events

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

June 4-13: "Ragtime"

June 5: "Mother Goose"

June 25-27: James Tolin Memorial Fund Presents 8th Annual Benefit "Sordid Lives"

The WWC Café Menu
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Current Position Openings at MCCC
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