E-Bulletin of November 8, 2004
Mark your calendar and get ready to celebrate at the MCCC Holiday Party,
Friday, Dec. 17, noon to 3 p.m. at the West Windsor Campus Student Center
Cafeteria. You'll enjoy delicious food at several stations, giveaways,
door prizes and a DJ. Santa, one of his Elves and the Mercer Viking
will make special guest appearances.
You will receive
a mailed invitation by Nov. 12 with a tear-off section to send back
to Rosanne Zarrilli by Dec. 3. These paper replies will be used to choose
door prizes. (No e-mail or voice mail replies please.) If you do not
receive an invitation, please see your unit's administrative assistant
or call ext. 3608.
Signed with Rider Univ.
Rose and Rider University President Mordechai Rozanski signed an agreement
at Mercer on Nov. 3 that renews transfer opportunities for Mercer graduates
and ushers in a new era of partnership, outreach and networking for
the two colleges. College mascots were on hand to help cut a celebratory
cake for staff and students.
Rider offers a
guaranteed transfer program that Mercer students can enter up to the
time they complete 30 credits here. Rider has agreed to provide scholarships
for entering Mercer graduates with a 2.75 grade point average or above,
with amounts dependent upon their average at graduation. For example,
students with a 3.5 or better grade point average will be eligible for
scholarships of $7,500 per year, while those with lower averages will
qualify for lesser amounts. The scholarships are renewable for up to
Laurene Jones, Lucille
McElhinny, Cherie Smith and other staffers coordinated the event.
Scholarship Winners Honored
Many area dignitaries came out to help MCCC honor the winners of full
scholarships through three programs, NJSTARS, the Freeholders' Scholarship
Program, and the MCCC Foundation. Scholarship recipients received certificates
and recognition at the event, held Nov. 3 at MCCC's Conference Center.
Holt spoke briefly and said he was pleased to meet some of the scholarship
recipients in person. Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, who co-drafted
the NJSTARS legislation, introduced the NJSTARS recipients. Freeholders
Lucylle Walker and Keith Hamilton announced the Freeholder scholarship
winners, and MCCC Foundation Board member Diane Gerofsky, with Dean
Bill Mate, introduced the winners of Foundation scholarships. The mayor
of West Windsor, Shing-Fu Hsueh, was introduced by Dr. Rose.
Carol Tosh, Maria
Tazza and members of the Admissions staff coordinated the event. Photos
The contributions of seven members of the MCCC faculty were presented
to the Board of Trustees this fall as "Examples of Excellence."
They are: Gianna Durso-Finley, Alvyn Haywood, Diane Hilker, Josie Mathias,
Kathy Paluscio, Don Reichman and Robert Smith. Photo
and brief bios
Five" Earns Rave Reviews
MCCC Student Restaurant, "Take Five," served beautifully-prepared
luncheon fare on five Wednesdays this fall. Fully operated by the college's
culinary students, the restaurant is so popular the luncheon tickets
were sold out a day after going on sale. Photos
Course Begins in January
"Contemporary Women's Art and Literature," a new
evening credit course to begin in January, will blend the visual and
literary arts. The course will be taught by faculty members Carol Bork
(English) and Paula Swisher (Visual Arts), who proposed the course in
response to a "Writing Across the Disciplines" request for
work is becoming very prominent at colleges and universities,"
Bork says, "so it can benefit our students to have experience in
this kind of course before they move on to their transfer schools."
Bork said the students
will examine works of art and respond in writing both creatively and
in a more academic mode. Art projects will be incorporated. Among other
literature of the late 20th century, students will read works by Alice
Walker, Jeanette Winterson and Eve Ensler.
Job Board Now Online
You can help spread the word to students about the college's new online
career service, "The
College Central Network." Students and alumni can search for
jobs posted by employers and can upload their résumés
that, with permission, can be searched by employers. Employers in turn
are invited to post jobs.
This online resource is specific to MCCC. You can reach it any time
from the college home page by going to "Services for Business"
and moving down to the bottom listing. Call Patrick Corozza for more
information at ext. 3304. Photo
There are just two more weeks before the 2005 Best Practices Conference
proposals are due. Forms can be downloaded
here. A recent e-mail stated: "The deadline
for submissions is Nov. 12 to your statewide association chair, if you
have one, and Nov. 22 for all proposals. Contact Gwen Moran at 732-280-7047
or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Proposals may be e-mailed
faxed to 732-280-6372, or mailed to PO Box 1714, Wall Township, NJ 07719.
"This is your
opportunity to showcase the best and brightest ideas, solutions and
programs on your community college campus in front of hundreds of community
college administration, faculty, management and staff." The conference
will be held on Friday, April 29 right here at MCCC.
and More Discounted at Bookstore
Clothing at the MCCC Bookstore (except for chef's clothing) will be
20% off from Nov. 15 through Nov. 30.
Also, children's books, coloring books
and greeting cards are selling at special discounts throughout November
and December. Remember to shop on campus!
Awards Halloween Prize
Student Sylvia Meyer of the James Kerney campus won a Sony CD Player
in the MCCC Bookstore's Halloween contest. Photo
Presents Wildlife Talk
Ron Smith of the Biology program presented a talk in October for the
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ's Education and Outreach program
to New Jersey teachers. He represented MCCC and Drexel University. The
talk involved general information about the preservation of state endangered
and threatened species and discussed the research he is conducting for
graduate studies at Drexel on reptiles and amphibians of the New Jersey
Bound Students Featured in P.U. Publication
In their fall issue, Princeton University's EQuad News featured
MCCC's Upward Bound students in a story about a summer program at the
Princeton Center for Complex Materials, where the high school students
learned about science with top researchers. The article, entitled "PUMA
Brings Science to Underprivileged High Schoolers," details the
work in cancer detection done by 16 high school students, all recruited
from MCCC's Upward Bound program.
students retraced Professor Soboyejo's steps in detecting cancer cells
with BioMEMS (microscopic machines that work with the human body) and
cantilevers as small as one-fiftieth of the diameter of a human hair...
They used micropipettes to test samples and hemocytometry to count cells
in Princeton labs..." So many people from the lab helped out that
there were 11 teachers to 16 students.
News is a publication of the university's School of Engineering and
Applied Science (SEAS). The
program is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Heart-y Donation of $5,500!
MCCC staff, faculty, students and friends demonstrated again that they
do have a heart. They raised a combined total of $5,500 for the American
Heart Association. Amy Iseneker, who coordinated the drive, said more
than 50 people walked and represented MCCC on September 18. She extends
a big thank you to everyone who participated and donated. Photos
Nancy Vogin of Arts and Communication
won $1,500 from the Tony Danza Show by answering a trivia question on
the game show called "Extravadanza."
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