E-Bulletin of May 6, 2004
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Dickinson to Offer B.A., M.A. on Campus
will now be able to complete a bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh
Dickinson University without leaving the campus. Those in hospitality
studies can also take graduate courses at Mercer leading to a master’s
degree. Dr. J. Michael Adams, president of Fairleigh Dickinson
University (FDU), and Dr. Rose signed a partnership agreement on May
3 that will bring FDU faculty members to the college beginning this
The two bachelor’s degree tracks are “Business and Technology”
and “Hospitality Management.” The Master of Science degree
will be in “Hospitality Management Studies.” The programs
will offer flexibility so students can tailor their studies to specific
career goals. Classes will be offered in the evening and on Saturdays
and tuition will be discounted from the FDU on-campus rate.
For more information contact FDU's coordinator, Harvey Weiss, at 609-343-4984
(email firstname.lastname@example.org) or MCCC faculty member Chris dePagnier at 609-586-4800
Penn State Abington
Business Administration graduates have a new opportunity to transfer
to a bachelor’s degree program in Business at Penn State Abington.
Dr. Rose and Penn State Abington dean and CEO, Dr. Karen Wiley Sandler,
signed a new agreement on May 5. Eligible MCCC graduates must earn at
least a 2.5 grade point average and must enroll at Penn State Abington
within one year of their Mercer graduation.
Transferring students will be eligible for a Penn State Abington academic
scholarship of $1500 if they earn a 3.60 final grade point average at
Mercer, or $1,000 if they earn a 3.30 grade point average. Penn State
Abington also offers a study-abroad program in Germany.
The Abington campus is approximately 45 minutes from West Windsor.
and "Maui at Mercer" May 19
At the College Assembly on May 19 (beginning at 10:30 a.m.), Mercer
will recognize staff members who have reached milestone years of service,
and will present the "Human Relations" and "Community
Service" awards. A Hawaiian-themed luncheon, "Maui at Mercer,"
will follow in the cafeteria. All are welcome and the committee says
tropical attire is optional.
and Evil: Genocide in Rwanda" May 20
In commemoration of the tenth year since the Rwandan
genocide, Howard Adelman, professor of philosophy at the Center on Refugee
Studies of York University and visiting fellow at Princeton University's
Institute for International and Regional Studies, will lecture on "Virtue
and Evil: Genocide in Rwanda." The talk will take place on Thursday,
May 20, at 5 p.m. in the college's Communications Building, Room 110.
The lecture is sponsored by the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource
Center, which is housed at the college library. More
Alumni Night a Success
More than 60 alumni and friends came out for the MCCC Alumni Association's
second annual Theatre Evening. They enjoyed a buffet furnished by our
food services staff in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room, then proceeded
to Kelsey Theatre for the George Gershwin musical, "Crazy for You."
Staff members lent their support. Photos
Food and Fun at Spring
Students, staff and faculty members
enjoyed a beautifully clear day April 28 for the celebration of "Spring
Diversity Day." Event organizers included staff members from Student
Activities, Athletics, International Student Services and Food Services.
Student clubs and organizations provided volunteer help.
With enough food to handle a crowd of up to 1500 people, staff and volunteers
cheerfully served the large numbers. All of it was gone by 2 p.m., according
to Student Services Director Danielle Garruba. Chinese and Spanish specialties
were catered, the picnic fare was handled in-house, and salads were
prepared by student worker Nicole (Nickie) Sutton.
Bobby LaFauci, adjunct faculty member of television and radio, served
as DJ. Students enjoyed salsa dancing lessons, bead stringing, mountain
climbing, and other games. Club members manned tables for their student
Smiles and Pride at
the EOF Awards Dinner
Students, faculty and staff members joined
forces on April 29 to present a beautiful evening of awards to deserving
students who have excelled at Mercer with help from the EOF program.
Student Treesie Smith, EOF Club president, served as mistress of ceremonies.
Twenty-three EOF students will graduate this year. Seven were honored
for achieving President's List status, and twelve for Dean's List status.
Sixteen others achieved a 3.0 GPA. Photos
Students to Study at Princeton Univ.
Two Mercer chemistry students will be
going to Princeton University this summer to study under world-renowned
professors as part of Mercer's Chemistry Research program. The students
are Linda Johnson and Kehinde Majekodunmi.
Johnson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and came to Mercer to prepare for graduate or pharmacy school. Majekodunmi
is graduating in May with majors in biology and chemistry.
Students Awarded Full
Seven MCCC students were awarded PTK scholarships by Rutgers University,
covering full tuition for one year, renewable for a second year if they
maintain a 3.0 average. They are:
Diane Phillips -- Humanities and Social Science
Christopher Mansolino -- Computer Science
Suzanne Edwards -- has earned many degrees, most recently Humanities
and Social Science
Ryan Fugate -- Chemistry
Jana Dovalis -- Humanities and Social Science
Patricia Janicek -- Humanities and Social Science
Gretchen Orr -- Humanities and Social Science
Laurene Jones said, "These students have excelled. All have earned
either a 4.0 or close to a 4.0 grade point average. They have tried
courses in varied subject areas and excelled at everything they attempted.
We should be very proud of these individuals."
New Equipment at the
The MCCC Fitness Center recently added four state-of-the-art exercise
machines to its inventory. Other new items include a multi-press chest
machine, an easily adjustable bench system that can be used as a chest
press, incline bench press and shoulder press. The supine leg press
provides conditioning of the quads, hamstrings and gluteals. The lateral
pull down works the muscles of the upper body, especially the back.
IGNITE! Eighteen Contemporary
Artists at TAWA
MCCC graduate Matthew Lucash ('01),
who has since graduated from Pratt, has spearheaded the current exhibit
at Artworks Gallery in Trenton. Between May 1 and June
21 the work of eighteen contemporary artists "from four continents
and 11 major cities" will be displayed. More
At Kelsey Theatre
"The Grapes of Wrath," John Steinbeck's great American classic,
comes to Kelsey Theatre this weekend. Performed by actors from the MCCC
Drama Program, this moving stage adaptation was produced for Broadway
by Frank Galati and uses original music, along with memorable songs
by Woody Guthrie, to paint a broad historical context for the story.
Dates and show times are: Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 at 8 p.m.,
and Sunday, May 9 at 2 p.m. More
Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel, Mary Anne, could once accomplish
any task. But more modern shovels are threatening to replace them. Can
Mike and Mary Anne complete their toughest job ever on time? Find out
as TheatreworksUSA presents "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel"
at Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, May 15 at 2 and 4 p.m. More
Benefit for Ovarian
Wendy Lancaster of Purchasing invites all to a performance that will
benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. "Four hilarious
characters will examine every woman’s experience through musical
parodies of classical tunes after they discover all they have in common
at a lingerie sale, when the conversation turns to hot flashes and chocolate
binges." The event is Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m. at Resorts Hotel
& Casino, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Call Lancaster for tickets
at $35 each (ext. 3249) or get tickets for $42.50 through ticketmaster.com.
Bowl for Homeless
Patti Dunleavy of Accounting asks for help as she participates in "Spare
the Strays" bowl-a-thon on June 5. The event raises money to pay
for vet bills and spaying/neutering for local homeless animals. If you
would like to bowl or sponsor her as a bowler, contact email@example.com
or call ext. 3285. All donations are tax deductible and directly benefit
homeless animals through West Jersey Volunteers for Animals.
Set for Retirees
The MCCC Retirees will meet for lunch on May 19, 1 p.m. at Sunny Gardens.
Please call Helen Marie Dolton by the 17th to make your reservation
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