E-Bulletin of September 4, 2003
New Call Boxes and Lighting
Mike Dill reports that phase one of the college's facilities plan
to install call boxes on the pathways to the student parking lots has
been completed. The old call boxes have been replaced with a new
type called "Call 24." Instead of telephone lines, they operate on
the MCCC security band frequency, so calls go out to security radios for
a faster response time. There are now two new call boxes on each walkway.
Phase two of the plan, now in progress, is to install a call box in
each student parking lot.
Also, new lighting
has been installed on the pathways going to and from the student lots,
with higher wattage metal haylide fixtures. Phases two and three
will include new lighting in the parking lots.
Goldwasser Donates Colavita Sculpture
Saul Goldwasser, recently retired professor of philosophy, has
donated a sculpture to the college that he commissioned in 1990 from artist
James Colavita, a faculty member at Mercer who died in 1996. The
donated piece will go on permanent exhibit at the college's art gallery.
Colavita constructed the piece of stoneware and welded metal. The
work is based on Nietzche's book, "Thus Spake Zarathustra."
According to Tom Wilfrid, "Jimmy (Colavita) was an extraordinarily
talented artist and teacher, and Saul has been a well-respected member
of the college community since he joined our predecessor institution,
Trenton Junior College. Those of us who have known both will find
this gift an appropriate remembrance of each colleague's contributions
to the college."
A county-wide retrospective of James Colavita's work appeared
in 1998 at the New Jersey State Museum, Rider University, the Trenton
City Museum and the Mercer County Community College Gallery.
Jim Franklin Publishes New Book
Jim Franklin’s new book about Trenton State Prison, "Inside Out:
Fifty Years Behind the Walls of New Jersey’s
Trenton State Prison," is now available in the MCCC bookstore
on the West Windsor campus.
The book chronicles
the history of Trenton State Prison as seen through the eyes of Harry
Camisa, a guard and later a teacher at the prison. Camisa knew
most of New Jersey’s notorious felons. The book details Camisa’s
experiences with the inmates while also documenting the details of the
crimes that put the men in prison. As a guard, Camisa witnessed
13 executions by electrocution and was taken hostage twice.
Camisa earned an AA degree at Mercer back in the early 1970’s
in a special MCCC program for prison guards and went on to obtain a
BS degree from The College of New Jersey in 1978. (We'll have
a more detailed review in the winter issue of Viking.)
For more visit the
More volunteers are needed to man the registration tables, monitor
the running trail, hand out tee shirts and hoagies, etc. at MCCC's 5K race
on Friday evening, Sept. 12, 5:15 p.m. Call Elaine Stout at ext.
Patricia Carr Featured
The College of New Jersey’s magazine for alumni and friends featured
faculty member Patricia Carr, class of ’59, in its summer 2003 issue.
Entitled “She’s Got a Little List,” the article discusses Carr’s rowing
with the Carnegie Lake Rowing Association of Princeton, and her list of
things she wants to accomplish. One interesting quote related to
Mercer: “Although she could retire any time she wants, Pat says she’s
having too much fun for that.”
Twin Injuries in Library?
see Pam Price and Denise Niclas hobbling around the campus, no, there’s
no dragon in the library ready to bite your leg. It’s just a coincidence
that both have their left legs in walking boots. They each sustained
injuries separately, outside of work. So it is safe to go back
into the library.
Welcome New Staff
Opportunity to see "Spirit of the Dance" Saturday
Francis Corcoran, Counselor, Educational Talent Search, JKC.
B.A., St. Charles Seminary.
Valarie Daniels, Sr. Teaching Assistant, TV, Arts, Communication
and Technology. A.A.S., Mercer County Community College.
William Peroni, Document Processor, Office Services Department.
A.A.S., Mercer County Community College.
MCCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society does volunteer work for The Children's
Home Society of New Jersey (CHS), a statewide nonprofit organization that
offers programs in child welfare.
This Saturday, September 6, CHS is sponsoring a trip
to see "Spirit of the Dance" at the Sovereign Bank Arena. They have
a small number of tickets left that cannot be returned. Each ticket includes:
CHS is asking for
the donation amount of your choice (minimum $5.00) per ticket. The
original price of these tickets was $50.00. Call
Colleen at 609-695-6274.
- A wine
and appetizer reception which begins at 5:30 p.m. at The Children's Home
Society (along the side of the Robeling Market on Clinton Avenue in Trenton).
Use the Elmer Street entrance.
- Bus transportation
from CHS to the Sovereign Bank Arena (to save money on parking fees)
- Tickets to
the 7 p.m. show (18th & 19th row)
1997 white Volvo for sale, 135,000 miles, 5 speed, excellent condition,
$6,200. Contact Winston Maddox 439-2193.
Looking to buy a recreational vehicle, 25-30 ft., class A or C, Ford engine.
Call Linda Decker DeBlois at ext. 3350.
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