E-Bulletin of November 20, 2003

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The Employee Holiday Party Dec. 19
The college community will celebrate with a festive Holiday Party on Dec. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. You'll enjoy great hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. Put in on your calendar and RSVP today. By Dec. 12 please e-mail Barbara Marx at marx@mccc.edu OR print out the flyer, linked here, and send back the tear-off form to Barbara in AD250.

Retirement Celebration Planned for January 23
A festive evening is being planned to celebrate the retirement of eleven colleagues on Friday evening, January 23, 2004. Everyone please save the date – details will follow.

100% of Students Pass
MCCC's May 2003 graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program had a 100% pass rate on their recent national certification exam. According to program coordinator Jane O'Reilly, Mercer now can claim six consecutive years with a 100% pass rate for all of its MLT students who took a national certification exam.

TV Students Film for Channel 23
MCCC's Channel 23 will soon be airing student work that showcases campus activities. About ten student volunteers have been filming campus events -- at the Art Gallery, the MC3 Studio Theatre, sporting events, Club Day, the Distinguished Lecture Series, the 5K run, and more. These events will be part of a news brief about MCCC.

"The project gives students an opportunity to do more than class projects," said Valarie Daniels, a teaching assistant and adjunct faculty member in the television program. Students also plan to film a "Mercer Arts" segment that will focus on the college arts scene, including productions such as the recent "Laramie Project."

MCCC Wins College Bowl
Mercer students won a College Bowl at Monmouth University recently. They competed against ten two- and four-year colleges, including Montclair State, Monmouth University, and even Rutgers Law School, to win the overall College Bowl Championship!

Representing Mercer on the winning team were Student Activities Board members Matthew Stein, Anthony Lagana, Tina Lestician and Robert Sutton. Team coaches were Theresa Contor, Geri Isme and Danielle Garruba. See photo

The Bowl was part of the regional conference of the Association of College Unions International, held the weekend of Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

New Alumni Sweatshirts/Tee Shirts Available
MCCC staffers who are also alumni recently visited the college bookstore to model the newly designed sweatshirts and tee shirts available for alumni and friends. See photo

Head Start Food Services Trained by MCCC
MCCC's HRI faculty members, Doug Fee and Chris dePagnier, and business facuty member Herb Spiegel, were part of a training session for the Mercer County Head Start Child Development Program recently. In a thank-you letter Anita Patwardham said "Since our return to Head Start, our food service ladies have improved morale and an increased sense of pride. This is a direct result of the way they were treated by you and your dedicated staff and associates. We are all deeply touched."

"Glimpses of America" At The Gallery
Through December 20 the MCCC Gallery is hosting a unique exhibit featuring seventeen outstanding contemporary African American visual artists. Curated by Larry Hilton, the show attempts to capture many facets of life in America. Click here for the full press release.

Classics Coming to Kelsey
Adventures in the deep, dark jungle await your youngster when "The Jungle Book" comes to Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 and 4 p.m. Presented by Theatre IV, the award-winning children's theater company, this musical version of the Rudyard Kipling classic will delight both the young and the young at heart. More

If your favorite childhood memories include viewing the movie "Miracle on 34th Street" during the holidays, you will welcome the chance to introduce your children to this magical story in a live musical production coming to Kelsey Theatre. "Miracle on 34th Street" will be presented by Playful Theatre Productions Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 28, 29, Dec. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. An Opening Night Gala on Nov. 28 will give the audience a chance to enjoy refreshments with the cast and crew following the show. More

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. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 and 4 p.m. More

Add the magic of dance to your holiday season with Bordentown Ballet's performance of "Scrooge" at Kelsey Theatre. Show times for this unique ballet version of the venerable Dickens classic are Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. More

Retirees to Meet Dec. 10
MCCC retirees will meet for lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Sunny Gardens, 1 p.m. Please call Helen Marie Dolton at 882-5086 by the 8th.

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