2009 - 7, November 6, 2009
Three to be Honored by MCCC Board of Trustees
at Community Open House Nov. 12
Alumnus Les Venella Jr., President of
Saul Funerals Homes, will be honored with the 2009 "Alumni Leader
Award" at Mercer's Nov. 12 Community Open House. PSE&G will receive
the 2009 "Corporate Partner Award" and the "American Chemical
Society, Trenton Section" will receive the Partner in Learning Award.
The entire community is invited to the event, "Abundant Learning
Opportunities Await You at Mercer," on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4:30
to 7 p.m. at MCCC's Conference Center on the West Windsor Campus. More
Completed on "One-Stop Student Center and Library"
marked the completion of Mercer's One-Stop Student Center and Library
renovation project. Undertaken with the goal of improving services for
students, as well as accessibility of services, the project also brought
two of the college's major buildings, constructed in the early 1970s,
up to current code standards. Many energy-saving elements were included.
A new parking area near the Student Center enables students to make short
Student Judy Galayda Wins "Top Pilot Award"
Last year she won the "Top Female Pilot" award, and this year
Judy Galayda took the "Top Pilot Award" at the National Intercollegiate
Flying Association Region VII SAFECON Competition, besting 34 male and
three other female contestants. The event was held Oct. 23-27 in Schenectady,
N.Y. MCCC's Flight Team came in second in the region. More here.
Theatre's Kitty Getlik Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
The New Jersey Association of Community Theaters has recognized Kelsey
Theatre Artistic Director Kitty Getlik for her 31 years of service and
commitment to community theater. They presented her with a Lifetime Achievement
Award recently. More here.
Takes the Joys of Chemistry to Elementary Schools
If you measure it in cups of slime, students from MCCC have distributed
ingredients to make the gooey stuff to approximately 7,000 elementary
school students in 34 schools over the past 12 years. It happens during
National Chemistry Week, and the
event receives funding from the American Chemical Society (ACS)'s Trenton
Section, which will be honored by MCCC this year at its Nov. 12 Community
Open House. More here.
On Oct. 27 some of MCCC's top students, their families and friends, donors,
Foundation Board members, faculty, and staff joined together for a special
evening that honored both students and the generous donors who are helping
them pursue their educational goals at Mercer. A total of 115 scholarships
were awarded. Photos here.
MCCC Gallery Hosts Contemporary Art
The Gallery at Mercer is hosting "Connect," an exhibit that
encourages viewers to explore some of the ideas and relationships behind
16 exciting installations, now through Nov. 12. Included is Mercer faculty
member Yevgeniy Fiks. The exhibit will be reconfigured in "Reconnect"
Nov. 24 through Dec. 17. More here.
Writers Featured in The Kelsey Review
Readers, take note. Kelsey Review 2009 contains a mosaic of poems, short
fiction and drawings by 17 writers and artists who live, work or study
in Mercer County. Published annually by MCCC, Kelsey Review is available
at county public libraries and at both campuses. More here.
Classic a Winner for Students
Student athletes came up the big winners at the MCCC Golf Classic Oct.
6 at Mercer Oaks. Seventy-eight golfers plus corporate and individual
donors helped to raise approximately $10,000 for the Student-Athlete Scholarship
Fund. More here
Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center Hosting Exhibit and Film
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Center
at MCCC is hosting a photographic exhibit, "The Holocaust and Genocide:
The Betrayal of Humanity" through mid-November on the second floor
of the MCCC Library.
Nov. 12 the Center will show the film "Weapons of the Spirit"
at 12 noon in the Communications Building, Room 109, followed by panel
Mercer to Host National Men's Soccer Tournament
The Athletics Department is preparing for large
crowds as MCCC hosts the NJCAA's National Division 1 Men's Soccer Tournament
to the Studio Theatre:
MCCC Theatre Students to Stage "Rimers of Eldritch"
Coming to Kelsey
Oct. 30 -
Nov. 8: Strange Case of "Equus"
13-22: Zany Humor Guaranteed With "The Producers"
"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"
27 - Dec. 6: "A Christmas Story" Ushers in Holiday Merriment
at Kelsey Theatre
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