of August 24, 2004
Because of construction delays, four classes scheduled in the new classrooms
being built on the first floor of the Administration building will be
moved to temporary quarters for the first week of classes. Three classes
will be moved to the Conference Center (MC) and one to the Student Center
(SC), as listed below.
AD 119 to MC 214
AD120 to MC 213
AD 121 to MC 116
AD 131 to SC 108
2004 Entertainment Tech Conference
Enthusiastic committee members have put together an amazing schedule
of events for MCCC's second annual Entertainment Technology Conference,
set for Sept. 23 and 24 at the Conference Center. The two-day event
will feature training in six topic areas for professionals and students.
Featured speakers will be Elizabeth G. Christopherson, executive director
of New Jersey Network; former county executive Robert D. Prunetti, now
president of Trenton-based Phoenix Ventures and East Coast spokesperson
for Manex Entertainment; and Pete Putman, president of ROAM Consulting,
or contact Dr. Michael Glass at ext. 3530 for more information.
Wilfrid Appointed to National ETS Council
Educational Testing Service has appointed Dr.
Thomas Wilfrid to a newly formed ETS National Community College Advisory
Council. His appointment letter states: "As ETS plans new services
and products to serve community colleges, we know that we have a great
deal to learn from those of you who have devoted your professional lives
to the community college movement."
added bonus will be an ETS scholarship fund at Mercer. For each year
of Dr. Wilfrid's service on the council, ETS will contribute $3,000.
your calendar now and get ready to kick up your heels at the Wild West
Roundup, coming Friday, Oct. 15, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Student Center.
All MCCC staff members and their adult guests are invited. Dress in
your country duds (optional), grab a pardner and enjoy dancing the Texas
two-step to Elwood Bunn's Country Jubilee band. You'll chow down at
the Chuckwagon BBQ.
Cost is $25 per person. RSVP to Elaine Stout by Oct. 1 at ext. 3607.
Art Classes Offered at Artworks
The college begins offering credit and noncredit fine art classes at
Artworks in Trenton this semester. Most of the noncredit offerings begin
in early September. There are introductory classes in painting, drawing
and pastels, and specialized classes in bookbinding, large format photography,
printmaking, portrait and figure painting, watercolor painting, photo
silk-screen and mixed media collage, painting with encaustic, and mold-making
and resin casting. There is even a yoga class open to artists and others
to "de-stress" and condition.
Artworks is located across from the DMV building on Stockton Street,
just off the Market Street exit of Route 1. Course descriptions are
included in the noncredit course bulletin. To register call (609) 586-9446.
Science and Civic Engagement
Students in Laura Blinderman’s biology class will be learning
science in an exciting new way this fall. Blinderman will be engaging
students by focusing on issues such as HIV and AIDS, organ transplantation,
stem-cell research and cancer. She will be applying concepts learned
this summer through her participation in a residential institute with
the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement.
representatives from 87 other institutions at Santa Clara University
in California as part of a national initiative called Science Education
for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER), which promotes
reform through faculty development. More
Students who stand in line at the bookstore waiting to check out will
be treated to free bags of popcorn on August 30. The MCCC bookstore
wants to be "user friendly" and will be offering various promotions
throughout the semester.
Beginning Sunday, Sept.
19, MCCC will offer courses for fitness training. "Certified Personal
Trainer" meets for six sessions, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Cardio-Boxx"
meets for one session, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Functional Flexibility
Workshop" meets for one session, 2 to 5 p.m. For more information
call Sharon Vlasac at ext. 3267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night at the Stadium
The Mercer Viking conquered fans at Waterfront Park on August 12, when
the college hosted MCCC Night. Mercer audio and video clips were aired
and volunteers from the staff and the Student Government Association
manned a table with literature. According to Lynn Holl,"We were
a major presence on the concourse and many people stopped for literature.
It was a beautiful night despite predictions of rain."
Staff and volunteers got a surprise visit from Zinna Kusnerik, who retired
about 15 years ago from MCCC's Athletics Department. Kusnerik, who worked
at MCCC for many years, was responsible for all of the college's sports
equipment. She washed the uniforms and generally boosted the athletes.
According to Bob Pugh, she even traveled with the teams and was featured
in newspaper articles. "She loved the kids, took care of everyone,"
Pugh said. "She made scrapbooks for all of us that I still have."
Teachers Needed for Summer 2005
Sharon Vlasac is looking for art teachers to work next summer at Camp
College, teaching children ages 7-14. The teachers will conduct a variety
of one-week, half-day art camps. Schedules are flexible. Anyone interested
should contact email@example.com or call Vlasac at ext. 3267.
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