E-Bulletin of October 27, 2004
Team Scales New Heights
Mercer's Flight Team took first place at the National Intercollegiate
Flying Association Safety Competition, held Oct. 20-22 at Trenton-Robbinsville
Airport. They competed against two four-year colleges and one community
college. Our team will go to the national competition in Kansas City
this spring. Story
Dominate Region 19 Athletics
women’s tennis team has done it again, winning the Region 19 title
for the eighth straight year. Mercer won the Oct. 22-23 tournament played
at Mercer County Park with 14 points, followed by Brookdale with six,
Gloucester with five, and Morris with two. Story
The men’s soccer team
has set its sights on another Region 19 title after defeating Del Tech
in the semi-final round 7-0 on Oct. 26. Currently ranked no. 2 nationally
with a 14-1-1 record, the Vikings face Essex CC on Saturday, Oct. 30
at 1 p.m. at home. Mercer beat Essex 3-0 during a regular season game.
The women’s soccer
team is also preparing for the Region 19 final after beating Sussex
County College 2-1 in the semi-final on Oct. 26. With a 9-4-2 record,
the no. 1 seeded Vikings will face the winner of the Oct. 27 match-up
between Ocean and Essex. (The Vikings beat Ocean 6-1 during the regular
season and tied Essex 1-1.) Game time is 1 p.m. at Middlesex County
Does Voting Survey/Generates Publicity
Students in Joan Goldstein's "Social Problems" class have
conducted a campus voting survey. Of the 52 students randomly selected
for interviews on the WW campus, 86% indicated that they have registered
and intend to vote in the presidential election. "This is an astonishingly
high number compared with previous elections," Goldstein said.
"Their preferences lean more towards the Democratic candidate (63%)
than the Republican (21%)."
reporter Karen Ayres sat in on one of Goldstein's classes, when Mercer
County Freeholder Keith Hamilton was visiting to speak on the topic
of voting. The Oct. 17 front-page article "Youth Vote May be a
Force" included MCCC student opinions. The article is online.
Yesterday... on his eighth wedding anniversary on the eighth hole of
Mercer Oaks Golf course using an eight iron, Dean Mark Meara hit a hole
in one! Congratulations Mark.
University Professor to Lecture
On Thursday, Nov. 4, Dr. Francois Morel, professor of Geosciences at
Princeton University and Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute,
will present a lecture on "The Fertility of the Sea and the Cycles
of Major and Trace Nutrients." The talk is based on his research
on marine microorganisms and their interactions with the global flux
of elements essential to life, such as carbon, nitrogen and iron. Professor
Morel is a member of scientific boards throughout the world and an environmental
consultant to private firms and public interest groups.
Tech Courses to Begin
Courses will begin in January for MCCC's proposed new associate degree
in Entertainment Technology: “Introduction to Entertainment Technology,”
“Health and Safety in Production,” and “Lighting Technology
Dual Admissions Agreement
MCCC has signed a dual admissions agreement with Saint Peter's College
in Jersey City. Students who choose the program and complete an associate
degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA will gain acceptance with junior status.
Transferring students will qualify for a $2,500 transfer award with
the possibility of additional scholarships.
Torah Dedicated/Installed at MCCC
On Oct. 18 Mercer hosted a ceremony to dedicate a historic torah scroll
donated by Steven E. Some and Adam Kaufman. The scroll was installed
at The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, located in
the college's library. Story
House Draws Crowd
The Open House for parents and high
schoolers drew a large crowd to MCCC on Oct. 20. Photos
Perform Rap Lyrics
A presentation of rap lyrics organized
by EOF Counselor Charles Weatherspoon brought together an enthusiastic
group of students who performed original lyrics. Weatherspoon said the
event was an effort to more fully engage male students, particularly
minority males, and provide a new forum for their participation.
is something they are interested in, so I saw it as a way of engaging
them. Possibly they will become better students as a result." The
event was co-hosted by realhiphop.com, a website and magazine.
Therapist Assistant students helped put the "fun" in functional
by sharing their enthusiasm for the profession and some tools of their
trade with the college family last Wednesday. Celebrating "Physical
Therapist Assistant Day," a group of energetic students greeted
unsuspecting visitors to the cafeteria and invited them to participate
in wheelchair obstacle courses, hula hoop contests, Swiss ball bouncing
and jump roping activities. Lively jazz music helped to underscore the
"positive vibes" that the students generated.
Utley-Herring Wins Boxing Award
Adjunct faculty member Rhonda Utley-Herring, who teaches "Human
Communications:Speech," has been inducted into the New Jersey Boxing
Hall of Fame. An administrator and regulator of the sport, she has authored
many rules and procedures over the past two decades. Utley-Herring
says women are fairly new to boxing; however the "Female Ali,"
Jackie Tonawanna, had a boxing career in the late 60s and 70s. A full
bio of Utley-Herring is online.
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