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"Abundant Opportunities Await You at Mercer:" The 2009 Report
to the Community, Nov. 12
Jazz, food, robots and chair massages are on
the menu for the MCCC Board of Trustees' third annual "Report to
the Community" on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Conference Center on the
West Windsor Campus. A showcase for MCCC programs and services, the event
also provides information to prospective students and parents on credit
and noncredit programs. More here.
New Degree Options
The college has launched four new degree programs
that bring the total number of majors to 68: Culinary Arts, Digital Film,
Game Design and Physics. According to Vice President Guy Generals, these
programs provide new avenues for academic growth in traditional and emerging
career fields. Details here.
To Receive Community Service Award
The college will receive the Community Service award at the "Renaissance
Ball" of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 23 at the
Trenton Marriott. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Trenton and the Arts
and Business Council of Trenton. For more information call 609-689-9960.
Hanneline Røgeberg to Speak Oct. 13
Norwegian-born artist Hanneline Røgeberg
will present a talk entitled "Categorical Impatience: The Work of
Hanneline Røgeberg" on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in
the Communications Building, room 109.
Working mostly in the medium of painting, Røgeberg explores both
visual and tactile qualities as a profound and meaningful form of communication.
It's free and open to the public as part of the Distinguished Lecture
Series. More here.
Session Oct. 14
The college invites high school students and their parents to an Information
Session on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Student Center
Cafeteria, West Windsor Campus. Administrators and admission representatives
from MCCC and New Jersey four-year colleges will be on hand to discuss
academic programs and opportunities for transfer to bachelor's degree
programs. More here.
Grad is Top Drag Racer
Antron Brown, a 1998 Mercer graduate, has made headlines
in the world of drag racing. Read the story here.
Spread of the Flu
Taking a proactive stance on flu prevention, the
college has posted prevention steps online, in all restrooms and throughout
the campuses. Hand sanitizers have been installed at more than 70 strategic
locations, hand wipes are provided in classrooms, and campus cleaning
has been stepped up, with special attention to handrails and doorknobs.
A flu reporting system for staff and students is in place. Prevention
to Host National Men's Soccer Tournament
The Athletics Department has "gone live"
with its website for the NJCAA's national Division 1 men's soccer tournament,
which takes place at Mercer from Nov. 18-22. The college expects to attract
thousands of fans, with a special focus on youngsters. Many local sponsors
will support the event. Volunteers are needed. More here.
for Training and Development Offers Free Employee Training
MCCC is offering basic skills training in communications, computer operations,
mathematics and English as a second language to employees at businesses
throughout New Jersey. The training is offered at no charge to employers,
thanks to the third year of the New Jersey Business and Industry Associations
Basic Skills Training Program, a partnership between the State of New
Jersey, the New Jersey Community College Consortium, and the NJBIA. More
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