E-Bulletin of September 29, 2004

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You're Invited to the Forum
On Friday, Oct. 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with continental breakfast, the college's Conference Center is hosting a Community Forum "Election 2004: How Will New Jersey Vote and Why?" A very impressive slate of panelists will be speaking.

A special rate of $10 has been set for staff members. According to a memo from Dr. Tom Wilfrid, a special rate (paid by the college) has been arranged for up to a total of 100 students and instructors who register as class groups. If you would like to bring a class, contact Lorna Strang at ext. 3856 or email strangl@mccc.edu as soon as possible.

The forum is offered in partnership with The Times of Trenton and the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, with a grant from Public Broadcasting Services’ (PBS) "By the People." To register call 586-9446. More

Come Out for the 5K Run Friday
The MCCC Alumni Association hosts the third annual "5K Run and Fun Fest" this Friday, Oct. 1. Registration starts at 4:45 and the race begins at 6. Walkers welcome. The $20 fee includes a race t-shirt and a picnic dinner following the race. It's a great event and a good way to support student athletes. Please call ext. 3742 to register.

Beth Perkins Appointed by Governor
Beth Perkins has been appointed by the governor to represent associate degree nursing in New Jersey at the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing. Established last year by the state legislature, the center is a partnership between the State of New Jersey and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. According to its website, "The center is a future-oriented research and development organization that will develop and disseminate objective information and provide an ongoing strategy for the allocation of state resources toward the nursing workforce." The center is housed in the College of Nursing on the Newark Campus of Rutgers University.

Campus Blood Drive Oct. 12
Students, faculty and staff members are invited to participate in the college's semi-annual blood drive. Because of critical blood shortages throughout the state, the college is asking everyone for their help in making this year's drive even more successful than in the past.

The Community Blood Council of New Jersey will be here to collect donations on Tuesday, Oct 12, in the Student Center, Room 108, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call Mildred Leckie at ext. 3271 with your name and extension, so she can schedule appointment times and estimate the number of people who will be donating. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

MCCC in the News
MCCC made the front page of the Times three times in five days this month. The articles are online, without photos:

Friday, Sept. 10: An article on our 9-11 ceremony featured a photo of Cindy von Rhine of Information Technology. Article

Monday, Sept. 13: Sue Kotch of Enrollment Services was featured in an article about correcting student papers without red ink. Article

Tuesday, Sept. 14: MCCC's Holocaust Resource Center was featured in a front page story about a Torah that will be installed at the center. Article

Club Day
Mercer students came out in large numbers on Sept. 21 to support college clubs and organizations. "We had an overwhelming response," said Danielle Garruba, director of student activities. Terry Parliaros, who is just finishing his degree in Radio at Mercer, and who works for ESPN and WPST, supplied the music, raffles and giveaways. Photos

The Space Between
Please stop by The Gallery to check out our current show, "The Space Between," featuring the unusual and intriguing paintings of New Jersey artists Randall Greenbaum and David Kaufmann. The exhibit continues through Oct. 29. An Opening Reception takes place Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and there will be a Gallery Talk with the two artists on Wednesday evening, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. More

Kelsey Review is Published
The 2004 Kelsey Review, edited by Professor Robin Schore, has just been published, and includes impressive literature and artwork from Mercer County residents. Represented are members of the college faculty Yevgeniy Fiks and Joan Goldstein, as well as retired faculty member Frank Rivera. Get your copy from the MCCC library. More

Charles Smith Honored Again
When the AFSME Union heard about the charitable work of Charles Smith in Maintenance, and the award he received from MCCC earlier this year, they contacted him and ran a story with a photo in the Sept./Oct. issue of their international magazine "Public Employee." The article, without the photo, is online.

Donations for Diabetes Walk on Oct. 31
Wendy Humphrey of Public Information is asking for donations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) “Walk to Cure Diabetes,” to be held Sunday, Oct. 31 at Cook College. Each year she and her 12-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1999, walk with others who have diabetes, their families and friends. The goal is to raise as much money as possible to support diabetes research. JDRF has a great track record for efficient use of funds, with very low administrative overhead. (It’s mostly volunteers!) If you are interested in making a contribution, call Wendy at ext. 3729.

Jenkintown Jam
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Philadelphia is holding the “Jenkintown Jam” at the Abington Club at 300 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown, PA on Oct. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. The evening will include food from area restaurants, beverages, silent auction and entertainment by Georgie “Blacksmith” Bonds. This is guaranteed to be a fun and relaxing evening for all. The cost is $25 per person. You may make your reservation through Wendy Lancaster in Purchasing at ext. 3249. All proceeds will benefit ovarian cancer research and education. For more information visit www.ovarian.org.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre
J. Pierrepont Finch is planning a meteoric rise up the corporate ladder. Come along for the ride as The Pennington Players presents "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Dates and show times are: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception follows the Oct. 1 performance to give the audience a chance to enjoy refreshments with the cast and crew. More

So what if you are the most beautiful fish in the ocean? Without friends, beauty brings no joy. That's the lesson of "The Rainbow Fish," to be presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre at Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 2 and 4 p.m. More

Enjoy a hilarious and timeless send-up of national institutions and the electoral process when Pierrot Productions presents "Of Thee I Sing" at Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this Kaufman/Gershwin classic are Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. More

Retirees Luncheon
The MCCC retirees invite all to meet for lunch at Sunny Gardens on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Please call Helen Marie Dolton before Oct. 19 at 882-5086 to reserve your seat.

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