E-Bulletin of Feb. 5, 2003
a newsletter for staff and
faculty of Mercer County Community College
Table of Contents
What's Going On?
Never feel uninformed again! The college’s redesigned website
has given us a great way to keep everyone updated about events and news
at Mercer. If you haven't become familiar with it, take a closer look.
The home page is updated daily, with upcoming events posted under "Calendar."
Current news is easy to access under "What’s New."
Dr. Rose on WBUD
Yardville National Bank is supporting a 5-minute radio show with Dr.
Rose on Station WBUD, 1260 a.m. in Trenton. You can hear Dr. Rose
on Mondays at approximately 7:15 a.m., Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m. and Wednesdays
at 8:45 a.m.
Meet MCCC's New Dean, Mark Meara
Mark Meara has joined the Mercer staff as dean for Technology
Click here for the press release
"Memories are Made of This"
Come on out to the MCCC Scholarship Dinner
Dance and make some memories. Staff and faculty tickets are $100.
Call Elaine Stout at ext. 3607 for more information or to make your reservation.
Two Lecturers Coming to Mercer
Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance
and an internationally recognized proponent of drug policy reform, will
speak at Mercer on Wed., Feb. 19 at noon in CM 110. The Drug Policy Alliance
(formerly known as The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation) is the
nation's leading organization working to broaden public debate on drug policy
and to promote alternatives to the "war on drugs." Headquartered in
New York City, with offices in California, Washington DC, New Mexico, and
New Jersey, the Alliance's policy proposals are based on "principles of science,
compassion, public health and human rights."
James Howard, designer and innovator, will present "Innovation:
The Black Experience" on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 12 noon as part of Black
History Month events and the Distinguished Lecture Series. Howard
is owner of Howard Industrial Design and an assistant professor of design
at the County College of Morris. He holds patents for 15 products
and has contributed to the designs of approximately 150 other products.
In addition to his own work, Howard will speak about other African American
innovators over the years.
Bagpipe and Organ Concert
On Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. Mike McCormick and Edith Silver will
present their 7th annual bagpipe and organ concert at Trinity Cathedral,
801 West State St., Trenton. The performance will feature Irish step-dancing,
a sing-a-long and Irish soda bread reception. Admission is free.
Doris Ronin Retires
An overflow crowd enjoyed a great luncheon on Jan. 30 to honor Doris
Ronin on her retirement from Mercer after 25 years and 2 months.
Doris worked as an administrative secretary in Admissions and in several
other departments before that. "I loved every minute of it," Doris
said. "Everybody has been so wonderful to me. I want to express
my thanks and gratitude to all. It was so kind of everyone to come
and help share my day."
Doris expressed special thanks to Sue Kotch and Elena Sheridan who
planned the party. Although she has mixed feelings about leaving,
Doris will keep busy with her family – a husband, son, daughter, five
granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Plus, she plans to come
back to join her Mercer friends often for lunch. Photos to come.
Swim instructors with WSI certification and assistants without certification
are needed to work Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the children's
swim program. Lifeguards are also needed for various schedules. Call 586-4800
Brochures and Other Printed Materials
When you have a brochure or other materials to be printed, please contact
MCCC's Marketing Office so that we can maintain our professional quality
and keep consistency in look and theme. Contact MCCC's Marketing Director
Lynn Holl at ext. 3736 or email email@example.com.
Every Friday night The Late
at MCCC features open mike, coffee house, poetry, live music, dance,
comedy and drama. Doors open 9:30 p.m. at the new Studio Theatre next to
Eight drama students from the Theatre and Dance Program will perform
"Blinding Light," a play that features funny, perceptive vignettes of
couples caught in the snares of life and love by acclaimed playwright
William Mastrosimone of Trenton. The show will be directed by Tony
Petito. "Blinding Light" premiered at Passage Theatre in 2000 and will
have only two performances at Mercer: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and
15 at 8 p.m. in the new Studio Theatre (CM122).
Ten Little Indians
A weekend at a remote country mansion turns deadly for ten unsuspecting
guests as "Ten Little Indians" comes to Kelsey Theatre. Presented
by the Yardley Players, this gripping stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's
famous murder mystery will be performed Fridays, Feb. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.,
Saturdays, Feb. 8 and 15 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.
An Opening Night Gala is scheduled for Feb. 7 following the show to give members
of the audience a chance to meet the cast and crew.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
What price would you pay for personal freedom? Rebellious patient
Randle P. McMurphy finds out after he is admitted to a psychiatric unit
ruled by an iron-willed head nurse. Their power struggle -- at times
humorous, at other times heart-wrenching -- comes to the stage in "One Flew
Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," presented by Like40 Productions at Kelsey Theatre.
Dates and showtimes for this powerful drama are Fridays, Feb. 28 and March
7 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, Mar. 1 and 8 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Mar. 2 and
9 at 2 p.m. Theater-goers are invited to an Opening Night Gala following
the Feb. 28 performance to meet the cast and crew.
Born in 1984
Each fall for the past five years Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin,
has compiled its "Mindset List," designed to explain to aging faculty
the cultural perspectives of entering freshmen. Here is a selection
from their list for this year:
- A Southerner has always been President of the United States.
- Richard Burton, Ricky Nelson and Truman Capote have always been
- Cars have always had eye-level rear stop lights, CD players,
and air bags.
- We have always been able to choose our long distance carriers.
- Weather reports have always been available 24-hours a day on
- "Big Brother" is merely a television show.
- Cyberspace has always existed.
- Barbie has always had a job.
- George Foreman has always been a barbecue grill salesman.
- Afghanistan has always been a front page story.
- There has always been an heir to the heir to the British throne.
- They have no recollection of Connie Chung or Geraldo Rivera as
- Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, and Tom Brokaw have always anchored
the evening news.
- Ozzy's lifestyle has nothing to do with the Nelson family.
- Women have always had tattoos.
- Vanessa Williams and Madonna are aging singers.
- Perrier has always come in flavors.
- A "hotline" is a consumer service rather than a phone used to
avoid accidental nuclear war.
- Genetic testing and DNA screening have always been available.
- Hip-hop and rap have always been popular musical forms.
- They grew up in minivans.
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