E-Bulletin of September 10, 2004
The deep blue sky on Sept. 10 served as a vivid reminder of Sept. 11,
2001 as the campus community joined together for a commemoration ceremony.
Dr. Rose and County Executive Brian Hughes spoke of the 29 people from
Mercer County who died that day. Hughes said the tragedy serves to unite
us. "The things that keep us together are much much stronger than
the things that keep us apart," he said.
Colleen Courtney and Don Jones added their musical talent to the occasion.
Courtney, a faculty member in Office Systems Technology, sang the national
anthem. Jones, director of Enrollment and Student Services at the James
Kerney Campus, sang "God Bless America."
Student Government Association Teasurer Jen Toto, also a member of the
International Student Organization, said the students have sponsored
many awareness events about international holidays, customs, ethnic
foods and a respect for differences. She believes students are more
aware now of political and governmental issues and the future of the
country than they were three years ago.
This week Herb Spiegel had the honor of teaching the first class in
one of the five new Administration Building classrooms. The wireless
classrooms feature theater-style seating and comfortable padded chairs.
Laptops are available for student use. The rooms have built-in sound
proofing, multimedia capabilities, and new air conditioning and ventilation
systems. New lavatory facilities have also been completed on the first
floor of the Administration Building. The project was made possible
by state-funded Chapter 12 financing.
Scheduled for Middle States Self-Study; All Invited, Participation Encouraged
candid, constructive reports documenting MCCC strengths and weaknesses
approach completion, our institution’s Middle States re-accreditation
process relies on involvement from the entire college community. To
facilitate input, two informal feedback hearings are scheduled for late
29: WW campus, SC108, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: JKC, Kerney Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m.
All faculty and
staff are encouraged to preview the “Synopsis of Preliminary Findings”
[accessible via MLink – click
here] culled from the preliminary draft of MCCC’s 2005 Self-Study
Report for the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association
of Colleges and Schools.
The Steering Committee
is now moving into high gear to produce a draft self-study report in
October for transmittal to Dr. Charlene Nunley, chair of the Middle
States team. Dr. Nunley will be visiting Mercer to meet with various
constituencies on Nov. 8, 2004.
For more information,
contact committee co-chairs Al Porter (ext. 3384) or Al Leister (ext.
Student Government Association is planning Voter Awareness Days every
week until Oct. 3. There will also be a voter registration table with
registration forms and voter information at Club Day, Sept. 21. The
library will be adding an online voter education resource guide including
books, periodicals, websites, and useful databases. This resource guide
is designed to help everyone seeking non-partisan information, not just
students. Registration forms are available all around campus. Boxes
will be placed in mailrooms to collect completed forms. For more information
please contact Amy Vondrak at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext. 3891.
Features Fairleigh Dickinson Program
Jersey Network visited the campus on Sept. 1 to do a story about our
Fairleigh Dickinson University BA and MA programs. They videotaped a
classroom in action, talked with students, and interviewed Dean Mark
McCormick, faculty member Chris DePagnier and President Rose. The video
was broadcast on NJN News Sept. 7.
Schedule Shapes Up
The schedule is set for free exercise classes, held in PE 119 from noon
to 12:45 p.m., for all college staff and faculty:
Monday: Abs and
Stretch with Barbara
Tuesday: Low Impact Aerobics with Helen
Wednesday: Total Body Conditioning with Rosemary
If you would like
to be put on the e-mail list to receive notices of schedule changes,
please e-mail Wendy Humphrey at email@example.com.
The college's art gallery needs volunteers. The schedule is flexible.
Anyone interested should call Tricia Fagan at ext. 3589.
Facts" Brochure is Here
The college's "Fast Facts" brochure has been updated and reprinted.
If you would like copies please call Publications at ext. 3772 or 3732.
News From Grads
Laurene Jones received two positive notes from recent grads:
in January from the Nursing program and am starting the BSN program
(long-distance learning) at Thomas Edison State College in January.
I am working as a med-surg nurse at The University Medical Center at
Princeton and was very happy with my education at MCCC. Thanks!"
(Lynn Lutwin, RN)
"Hi my name
is Sandra White and I graduated this spring from Mercer... I just wanted
to let you know I ended up receiving a full scholarship to TCNJ. I am
very, very excited about that. I just started my classes Tues. My major
is Early Childhood/English... I had a wonderful experience at Mercer
and with dealing with teachers and staff. Everyone was very helpful.
I believe Mercer really helped prepare me for the university. I know
I made a great decision when I decided to come to Mercer. Besides I
wouldn't have received a full transfer scholarship."
Some floral beauty
is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Wendy Lancaster will be walking three miles on Sept. 12 for Ovarian
Cancer Awareness Month. The walk will take place in Fairmount Park in
Philadelphia. She says "A very special member of my family was
diagnosed and lost her three-year battle with this disease. Every year,
I walk in memory of her and all other ovarian cancer survivors. All
monies raised for the walk are designed to educate the public about
ovarian cancer. If you would like to sponsor my walk with a donation
please contact me in Purchasing at ext. 3249 at any time.
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