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Issue 2009 - 8, December 3, 2009

International Students Reach Out to the Community
This fall Mercer enrolled 59 new international students, bringing the total to 203 for the semester. In celebration of International Education Week, international students raised dollars for charity, read poetry to third graders and participated in a Multi-Cultural Festival on campus. More here.

Chiropractor Kimberly Cincilla is Alumni Success Story
A 1993 MCCC graduate who majored in biology, chiropractor Kimberly Cincilla has had her own practice in Kent, WA, outside of Seattle, for four years. "My motto is 'I love my patients, but I want them all to go away!'" she says, "meaning I want them to learn to manage their health on their own for the long-term." Read her story here.

African American Student Organization Assists CWEP Clients
Mercer's African American Student Organization collected and delivered clothing donated by the MCCC community to clients served by the Community Work Experience Program (CWEP). Mercer's Adult Education Department works with CWEP clients, referred by the Mercer County One Stop Career Center, to help them enhance their work readiness skills.
Photos here.

Community Open House Draws Learners of all Ages
On Nov. 12, MCCC opened its doors for the Annual "Report to the Community" Open House hosted by the Board of Trustees. Among the more than 300 guests were college-bound children and parents, adults with plans for further training or second careers, and those who attended as friends and supporters. More here.

MCCC Gallery Re-Connects With Contemporary Art Through Dec. 17
Visitors are invited to reconnect - or connect for the first time -- with contemporary art at The Gallery at MCCC. In the second installation of artwork, participating artists have re-hung the first exhibition in order to create new formal and conceptual connections between the works. The show runs through Dec. 17. More here.

The Don Jones Open Mic Night/Poetry Slam Dec. 4
The James Kerney Campus Student Activities Board will host a poetry event with music, comedy and refreshments, in memory of administrator Don Jones. It takes place Friday, Dec. 4 at the James Kerney Campus Center City Cafe, 7 to 10 p.m.

Students Perform "Peer Gynt in Process" Dec. 4-6
In their second drama of the fall semester, MCCC Theatre students present a thoroughly modern version of a Henrik Ibsen classic."Peer Gynt in Process: Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt Remixed and Remade" will be performed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Studio Theatre on Mercer's West Windsor campus, located next to Kelsey Theatre. More here.

MCCC Chorus and Jazz Band Perform Dec. 15 and 16
The MCCC Chorus, directed by Pamela Sharples, will perform "An Evening of Musical Cheer" on Tues., Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Band, directed by Professor James Kelly, will perform its Winter Concert on Wed., Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Both performances take place at Kelsey Theatre, and are free and open to the public. More here.

Summer Youth Programs Open House
The college will host an Open House for all its summer 2010 youth programs on Sunday, Jan. 24, noon to 3 p.m. at the West Windsor Campus Student Center, including Camp College, Sports Camps, Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, and James Kerney Campus enrichment programs. For more information call 609-570-3311.

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre:

Nov. 27 - Dec. 6: "A Christmas Story"

Dec. 11-13: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Dec. 18-20: "The Nutcracker"

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