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E-Bulletin of May 23, 2003
a newsletter for staff and faculty of Mercer County Community College

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Dance This Weekend
Ten of Mercer's most talented dance students will join with community dancers to present the "Mercer Dance Ensemble" at Kelsey Theatre this weekend.  Performances are Saturday, May 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m.

The company is under the artistic direction of Janell Byrne, a dance instructor at the college.  According to Byrne, the performance runs the gamut, with pieces that offer reflections on the state of the world, to domestic issues, to simple fun.  "There will be some serious dancing and some fun elements," she said. "Something for everyone to enjoy."
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"I Think I Can, I Think I Can"
"The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle" is coming to Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, May 31 at 2 and 4 p.m. as ArtsPower, a national touring theater company based in Montclair, N.J., presents its original production of this beloved children's classic.

This uplifting, feel-good musical tells the story of the Little Blue Engine that, against all odds, uses its positive energy to accomplish an extraordinary feat of strength and courage.  Children will learn important messages about the power of positive thinking and believing in oneself.  Founded in 1985, ArtsPower has grown into one of America's premiere producers of professional Equity theater for young and family audiences. The second largest company of its kind in the nation, ArtsPower's 16 professional productions have been seen by more than five million people in 40 states.
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"Emergency Management" Seminar for Business
Responding to a growing need for emergency planning, MCCC has joined with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and other experts to present a morning seminar, "Emergency Management for Businesses: How to prepare for any emergency including fire, terrorism and natural disasters," on Wednesday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The program is designed for upper-level managers, human resource professionals, health and environmental safety managers, security and facilities managers, and union leaders.  Participants will learn about New Jersey's emergency management system, and how to develop a disaster response that is compatible with their community’s plans. Topics include leadership during a crisis, the media, drills, the impact of emergency planning on the business bottom line, and business recovery.   Call 609-586-9446 or email LBC@mccc.edu.

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Jeff Callahan Honored

Jeff Callahan
At the May meeting of the Mercer County Funeral Director's Association, Jeff Callahan of Academic Affairs, a funeral director with the Kingston & Kemp Funeral Home in Hamilton, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation.  Presented by David C. Chiacchio, county president,  the award cites Callahan's "pre-eminent standards in the profession, his sacrifices and hard work in serving Mercer County citizens."

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