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Issue 2010 - 3, March 9, 2010

MCCC Basketball Wins Region; Advances to Nationals!
On March 2 Mercer’s men’s basketball team won the Region 19 championship under Head Coach Howard Levy, now in his second year at the college. The team will be going to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament, March 16-20.  More here Read The Times story here.

Honorees Announced for the 2010 Scholarship Dinner Dance
Four awards will be presented by the MCCC Foundation Board at the Scholarship Dinner Dance, "Puttin on the Ritz," set for April 24 at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. Receiving the "Distinguished Benefactor Award" will be William and Judy Scheide of Princeton. The "Distinguished Corporate Partner Award" will go to Dow Jones & Company, and the "Spirit of Education Awards" will go to Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and J. Lynne Cannon, CEO of Princeton Management Development Institute, Inc. and a member of the MCCC Foundation Board. More here.
 
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Alumni Invited to Use New Online Assessment Tool
Mercer’s Career Services staff is now offering expanded services for MCCC alumni through the Focus 2 online career assessment service.  Customized for MCCC, the program links career interests with academic programs offered by the college. A second service, called NJCAN, offers labor market data and much more. More here.

Spring Open House April 14
MCCC’s annual Spring Open House, “Explore Mercer,” takes place Wed., April 14 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. This is an evening for the community to explore academic as well as noncredit programs, meet faculty, and find out about all the services MCCC has to offer. All are welcome including high school students and adults.

MCCC Students Help Secure State Farm Insurance Grant
The State Farm® Youth Advisory Board has granted $38,517 to MCCC for a service-learning project that will help Trenton Central High School students prepare for college. Forty-five MCCC students who are part of a college service-learning program will be working directly with the high schoolers each week, focusing on college selection, tours, financial aid literacy, SAT preparation, and life skills. More here.

MCCC Professor Padhraig Higgins Publishes Scholarly Book
Making his mark as an Irish history scholar, MCCC Assistant Professor Padhraig Higgins has published his first book, “A Nation of Politicians: Gender, Patriotism, and Political Culture in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland.”  He will speak March 15 at the UPenn Bookstore. More here.

Gallery Announces Awardees for "Mercer Co. Artists 2010"
The annual "Mercer County Artists " show, now at MCCC’s Gallery through April 1, announced award winners  at its opening reception Feb. 25. The exhibit features 82 works by 65 artists who live, work or study in Mercer County.  More here.

Calling Area Writers and Artists for Kelsey Review
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review, a county literary journal published annually by MCCC. The review accepts short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings (suitable for digital scanning), and cartoons. The deadline for submissions is May 1.  More here.

Project Management Prep Among Offerings of The Center for Continuing Studies
A preparation course for Project Management certification April 26 to June 7 is just one of dozens of noncredit career development and personal interest classes offered this spring by the Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer.  More here.
For the full Spring 2010 noncredit course bulletin, click here.

Census Chief to Speak March 24
Leonard Preston, chief of labor market information for the New Jersey State Data Center, will give an overview of the history and importance of the U.S. Census in his talk, "Countdown to the 2010 U.S. Census." The free lecture, part of MCCC's Distinguished Lecture Series, takes place Wed., March 24 at 12 noon in the Communications Building, Room 109. More here.

MCCC Breaks 680 Fan Mark on Facebook
The college's Facebook page now has 687 fans. Become a fan and receive MCCC news and photos on your Facebook page. Click here.

Students Make Lunches for TASK
As part of their community service activities, MCCC students from the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society prepared 400 lunches for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.  Food was purchased with funds raised through bake sales.  Photos on Facebook here.

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