E-Bulletin of November 17, 2004

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Come to the “Fly-In”
Pay your weight on Saturday, Nov. 20, when MCCC's Aviation faculty and flight instructors will give plane rides at the Trenton-Mercer Airport. Rain date is Nov. 21.
The fee is 15 cents per pound of your weight; with a maximum of $15. Weights are kept secret.

The Fly-In takes place at MCCC’s building at the airport, next to Ronson Aviation. Take the Scotch Road exit off I-295 to the airport, then take the first right onto Sam Weinroth Rd. For more information call 530-1272.

Portrait/Self Portrait at The Gallery
Every type of media is represented in the 81 works of art by 77 artists at The Gallery's "Portrait/Self Portrait" exhibit, through Dec. 17. All participants are members of the Trenton Artist Workshop Association (TAWA), and many are MCCC faculty members and students. Professor Mel Leipzig will give a slide lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at noon in CM 110 on "The History of the Portrait." Images and more

"MouthWorks" Performs Dec. 3 and 4
So, when was the last time you had a good, hard belly laugh? Mercer’s very original and very witty performance troupe, MouthWorks, will present its new show, "MouthWorks Interprets the Student Handbook" or "18 Things You Can Do With Your Mouth" on Friday, Dec., 3 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in the MC3 Studio Theatre (CM 122). More

Men’s Soccer Team Travels to Nationals in Texas
The Men’s Soccer Team left for Tyler, TX, on Nov. 16 in its quest for an eighth national soccer title. The NJCAA tournament begins on Thursday, Nov. 18 when the Vikings face Schoolcraft College (MI) at 12:00 noon at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX. A victory will move the Vikings (17-1-1) into the semi-final round on Friday, Nov. 19 against the winner of the game between CCBC-Catonsville (MD) and San Jacinto (TX). A win in that game will place them in the national championship game scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1:00 p.m.

The Trenton Times ran a story on our Vikings on the front page of the Sports section on Nov. 16. The article featured Carlos Moya of Ewing, a player with the Vikings who has served in Afghanistan and Iraq. To view the article, click here.

Check the Trenton Times and the Trentonian for updates on the Vikings’ progress in the national tournament.

Basketball Season Has Begun
The Men’s Basketball Team has started its season on a winning note, defeating Raritan Valley by a score of 98-63 on Nov. 13. Last week’s Trenton Times ran a feature story on one of the freshman players, Mantas Armonas. To read the story, click here

The Women’s Basketball Team kicks off its season at the annual Thanksgiving Classic, held at Mercer Nov. 26-27. For basketball schedules see: Men’s Basketball Schedule and Scores; Women’s Basketball Schedule and Scores.

Unity Day
"It takes a team to make a college work" was emblazoned on the purple t-shirts worn by staff members on Nov. 12. The Professional Staff Federation sponsored "Unity Day" to bring the staff together in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room for cake and cameraderie. Photos

Italian Cultural Hour
The International Student Organization hosted "La Cucina Italiano" Nov. 16, when faculty, staff and students enjoyed great Italian food courtesy of staff members and students. Donors of food included staffers Lucy McElhenny, Danielle Garruba and Amy Immordino, plus student Maria Greco. An Italian cookbook was distributed to guests, who were asked to contribute $1 each or 5 packs of ramen noodles for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

Presenting stories about their experiences in Italian households were staff member Gianni Toto and student Maria Greco. The club is advised by Amy Immordino and Robert Delgado.

Drama Students Focus on War and Oppression
There is still time to see the performances of MCCC drama students this weekend:

“Vietnam: Letters & Remembrances” is a dramatic presentation of real letters, journal entries and poems written by soldiers and medical personnel who served and died in the Vietnam War. These poignant accounts are presented along with personal remembrances left at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC. Remaining show time for this powerful production is Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. The show is edited and directed by MCCC Drama Program Coordinator Nick Anselmo.

“Antigone” chronicles a family tragedy that results from authoritarian government rule. When Antigone’s brother Polynices is killed, Creon, the new king of Thebes, orders that his body remain unburied. Antigone defies the law and seals her dire fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, the show underscores the duty of citizens to speak out when their government becomes oppressive. Show times are: Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. More

"Oliver," the musical tale of a young orphan’s struggle for survival on the streets of London, comes to Kelsey Theatre through Playful Theatre Productions, who present the Charles Dickens classic on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception follows the Nov. 19 performance to give the audience a chance to enjoy refreshments with the cast and crew. More

"'Twas The Night"
Experience the joy of the holiday season as The Kelsey Players present “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” An annual tradition at Kelsey, this enchanting family musical will be presented Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 and 4 p.m. More

"A Christmas Story"
Will Ralphie get his Red Rider BB gun? Will his father embarrass them all by displaying the stocking leg lamp in his window? Will the family eat turkey for Christmas dinner? That’s right, "A Christmas Story" is coming to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. The Pennington Players present this nostalgic look at the holiday season, adapted from the popular film, on Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. An opening night reception follows the Dec. 10 performance to give the audience a chance to enjoy refreshments with the cast and crew. More

Retirees To Meet Dec. 8
The MCCC retirees are invited to get together for lunch on Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at Sunny Gardens. Please call Helen Marie Dolton at 882-5086 by Dec. 6.

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