E-Bulletin of March 17, 2004
Table of Contents
Bank Donates for Scholarships
Dr. Rose said the bank’s support will help the college supply well-trained health care professionals who are greatly in demand. “We are gratified that Roma Bank has partnered with us in our commitment to health education. It is a pleasure to acknowledge them by renaming our auditorium,” Rose said.
The Conference Center
at Mercer recently completed its first 13 months of operation, hosting
more than 580 events that served more than 23,000 guests at meetings,
conferences, training sessions and social events. More
is at the core of all degree programs and now it is time to assess how
we are doing at teaching General Education skills and knowledge. During
the week of April 12, about 400 Mercer students will take Academic Profile,
a 50-minute, standardized test of college level reading, writing, mathematics,
and critical thinking developed by ETS. The multiple choice test will
be administered during 19 classes (including day, evening, WW, and JKC
sections) selected on the basis of their high concentration of 3rd and
4th semester students. Thanks in advance to the faculty who are turning
over valuable class time to this important activity. Please be especially
nice to the students who may be grumbling that week and thank them for
their efforts in helping us to improve Gen Ed and to improve the College."
This award is particularly
prestigious as it is open to professors in all institutions of higher
education, and very few faculty members from community colleges have
been selected. The official presentation will take place at the MAA-NJ
awards ceremony at Rutgers on March 27. Schwartz will then be entered
into the national award competition. "That's what makes this really
fun," Schwartz said. "I think it's neat for Mercer and the
community colleges, and I'm very proud in that respect. It's a big honor."
to Host Community Forum on Civil Liberties
Panel members will
include Katherine Flicker, former assistant attorney general-in-charge
of the New Jersey Office of Counter-Terrorism; Hamad Ahmad Chebli, Iman
of the Islamic Society of Central New Jersey; Harold Eickhoff, past
president of The College of New Jersey; Deborah Jacobs, executive director
of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey; Hui Chen, former
assistant U.S. attorney in the eastern district of New York; and William
J. Atkinson, special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Interpretation Class Knocks 'Em Dead
Faculty, staff and students who saw the performances of Kathy Paluscio's Oral Interpretation class students on March 11 were bowled over by their energy, enthusiasm and skill. Imagine two students performing "One Two Buckle My Shoe" and giving it loads of emotional content.
Paluscio is now
in her third semester of teaching the course she started at Mercer.
This upper level communication course attracts students from theatre,
speech and communications programs. "We have students who are so
talented," Paulscio said. The audience agreed.
If you can donate,
please call Mildred Leckie at ext. 3271 to arrange an appointment. As
in the past, walk-ins will also be accepted. The blood drive takes place
in the Student Center, Room 108, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Days at Mercer
Put on Your Dancing Shoes
Burchell Turns 84. Is She the Oldest Staff Member?
Connecticut Yankee" Comes to Kelsey