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E-Bulletin of Feb. 5, 2003
a newsletter for staff and faculty of Mercer County Community College


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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."
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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.
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Meet MCCC's New Dean, Mark Meara
Mark Meara has joined the Mercer staff as dean for Technology Services.   Click here for the press release
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"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.  More
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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."   More

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.   More
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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.
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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.
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Swim Instructors/Assistants
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 ext. 3267.
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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 lynnholl@mccc.edu. 
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Dramatic Happenings
Every Friday night The Late Night Series 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 Kelsey.

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).  More
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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.    More
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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.   More
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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:
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