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E-Bulletin of Jan 13, 2003
a newsletter for staff and faculty of Mercer County Community College

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MCCC's Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center Opens Wednesday
All are invited to a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at the MCCC Library on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m.  A special room has been set aside for the center. Officiating will be Mercer County Executive Robert Prunetti, President Robert Rose and Chairman of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education Philip Kirschner, Esq. 

An address by Dr. Paul B. Winkler, Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, will explain the purpose of the new center.  Area holocaust survivors, educators and elected officials have been invited to attend.  The Act I Players, Isaac Dostis and Diana Sunrise, will perform a short dramatization.

The new center will promote resources for Holocaust education and awareness, and will include books and technological aids to assist public and private schools in planning courses of study on the Holocaust.  In conjunction with the center's opening, a workshop for teachers is set for Thursday, Jan. 16, 4 to 6 p.m..  The project was made possible through a collaboration between the county of Mercer, the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and MCCC.
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Hall of Fame Celebration
Don't forget to call for your tickets to the Hall of Fame Celebration this Saturday, Jan. 18.  Click here for more.
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Plan Ahead for Summer
MCCC's Summer Camps will host an Open House on Feb. 9, noon to 3 p.m., where you can register your children early for the best choices.  Click here for more. 
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A Career Opportunity
Know someone looking for a new career?  An Open House for the noncredit Phlebotomy career preparation program will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Math/Science Building, room 116.  The 54-hour program requires an additional 120 hours of clinical experience, and prepares students to work in a health care facility as a phlebotomist, collecting blood samples for laboratory analysis.  Students who successfully complete the program will meet requirements for national board certification exams.   For more information click here or call 609-586-9446. 
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New Course in African American Art
The significant contributions of African Americans to the world of American art will be explored in a new credit course offered at the James Kerney Campus this semester.  Andreta Wright, long-time educator and MCCC adjunct faculty member, will teach the course, which meets Wednesdays, 6 to 8:45 p.m.
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Adult Night
On Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. MCCC will host "Adult Night" focusing on issues important to older students.  
The evening will feature workshops on how to earn college credit through life and work experience, how to balance college with work and family, and how to address fears about returning to the classroom.  Another workshop will focus on enhancing career possibilities.  For more details click here .
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Thank You From Jodi's Family
"Dr. Fessler and I would like to express our deep appreciation to all the staff, faculty and many friends of Jodi's.  Your kindness, friendship, many many cards and words of encouragement and prayers meant so much to her during her last three years.  She considered the college her second family and loved teaching the lab and loved all of you.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."   --- Jodi's Mom and Dad
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"Organics" at The Gallery
Click here to see some images from the artist who will be featured at The Gallery in "Organics," opening Jan. 14.
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Kelsey Happenings
It's a vision of ancient Rome as only the gods of comedy would have imagined it. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning 1962 musical, presented by Like 40 Productions under the direction of Dan Spalluto.  Dates and show times to come are: Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and Sunday Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.  Click here for more.

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.  Click here for more.

"Music Maestro, Please!" features the Mercer County Community Band with an all-new, hands-on, interactive kids concert.  Everyone gets to sing and play instruments and learn a little bit about music, all at the same time.  Showtimes are Feb. 1 at 2 and 4 p.m. 
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Welcome New Staff
Craig R. Coenen, Assistant Professor, History, 10-month position beginning January 13, 2003.
Frank DiBella, Technician, Conference Center, effective January 21, 2003, through June 30, 2003.
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