E-Bulletin of September 9, 2003

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MCCC to Commemorate Sept. 11
On Thursday at noon the college will be host a ceremony to commemorate 9-11-01.  Bob Prunetti will  present a wreath at the college’s memorial bench, installed last year in a new memorial park outside of the Student Center.  The talented  Don Jones will conclude the event with a rendition of “God Bless America.”  The college community is invited.

Brief Summary of the Aug. 26 College Assembly
(These are not official minutes)
Winston Maddox, chair of the College Assembly, opened with a discussion of the status of President Rose.  After extensive deliberation in executive session, the Board of Trustees had decided on August 21 to continue Dr. Rose on an indefinite paid leave of absence.  The Assembly executive committee had asked Dr. Rose how he wished the college community to respond.  Prof. Maddox read a letter from Dr. Rose, linked here .

VP Tom Wilfrid reported that there is a legal procedure set for the end of September and a Board meeting on Sept. 25.  

Dr. Wilfrid opened up the meeting to comments on this issue.  Jim Franklin, Susan Bush, Jerry Kuhl, Bob Pugh and Art Schwartz stated their full support for Dr. Rose, and said that he has the full support of the unions.  Each commented on the issue and discussed the previous two board sessions.  Art Schwartz proposed a resolution that was adopted by unanimous voice vote, with approximately two hundred members of the full-time staff in attendance:

        “Be it resolved that the College Assembly recognizes the contributions of Dr. Robert Rose and expresses its support for him as the leader of this institution.”

In response to a question, Dr. Wilfrid talked about how to address the issue with students.  He encouraged faculty members, if students raise the issue, to share factual information with them, to point out that there are legal reasons why discussion of personnel matters and legal matters should be limited in public, and to qualify any expressions of opinion with "this is just my opinion.”

Charles Smith said that the coalition meeting participants purchased a huge card for Dr. Rose to show him our support.  It said, “This card comes with lots and lots and lots and lots……etc…of love.”  The card was passed around for signatures.

Cabinet members introduced those who are new to the staff and faculty (from February to the present).  New this year was a power point presentation with photographs of each new staff member.

Dr. Wilfrid presented an update and goals for 2003-2004.  Major goals include the implementation of the Strategic Plan, the Middle States self-study and the Governance system implementation.

Beverly Richardson presented an update on implementation of the Strategic Plan.  Al Porter and Al Leister gave updates on the Middle States self-study.  Debbie Kell reminded all about the staff/faculty training programs.

NOTE:  Dr. Wilfrid's two power point presentations are linked below.  You don't need to have Power Point on your computer to view them.  You might need to scroll down to see the controls on the bottom left of the window.  Click the forward button to move through the slides.

Click Here for Assembly Update

Click Here for New Staff

The Entertainment Technology Conference
Help us spread the word about MCCC's biggest conference to date!  We are hosting New Jersey's first Entertainment Technology Conference September 25 and 26.  More than 25 high-powered speakers from throughout the industry will offer training in the newest technologies that are transforming the industry.
Click here for the full press release.  
Click here for the conference website, which lists seminars, workshops and training sessions.

"Savor the Seasons" Coming Oct. 3
 MCCC's Foundation will host a special evening featuring gourmet food preprared by Chef Annie Prizzi.  The event, to be held in the beautiful atrium at the Conference Center, includes wine tasting and music.  Proceeds will benefit the Student Scholarship Fund of the MCCC Foundation.  Tickets are $75.  For more information call Bill Mate at ext. 3607.  

Upcoming Events at Kelsey

"The Scarlet Pimpernel "  Sept. 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 14, 20, 21 at 2 p.m.

"The Phantom Tollbooth " Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.; Sept. 27 and 28 at 2 and 4 p.m.

At The Gallery
Take 33 exciting new works by five young, emerging artists. Add thoughtful essays by three fine arts professors, an art critic, and a well-known curator along with the art spirits of five known masters. Mix it all together in one of the region’s most beautiful art spaces and you’ve got “ Optic Axis: Early Conversations .”

The exhibit is open at The Gallery, and continues through September 27.  An artists’ reception takes place on Wednesday, September 10, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and a panel discussion on the show takes place on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. All events are free and the general public is welcome.

Peter Horne Leads Educators' Group
Dr. Peter Horne, coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program, has been elected president of the N. J. Association of Criminal Justice Educators, a statewide organization representing 38 colleges and universities.   The two-year term will mark the second time Horne has served in that position, as he was president a dozen years ago.  "Criminal justice education has continued to grow since then," Horne said.

Mercer Marketplace
“Summer home” for sale.  A Jayco 5th wheel trailer, 26 ½ feet long with a slide out is permanently placed at Colonial Woods Camping Resort ( www.colonialwoods.com ).  Trailer is on a prime site convenient to all facilities; includes heater, air conditioner, sleeps 7, full bath, micro, cable connection (all the comforts of home).   Asking $8,500.  Call Mary, ext. 3474.  Photo.

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