E-Bulletin of September 29, 2004
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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.
in the News
made the front page of the Times three times in five days this month.
The articles are online, without photos:
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
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
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
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
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
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.
for Diabetes Walk on Oct. 31
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.
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
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.
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
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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