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Issue 2009 - 6, October 5, 2009

"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.

Announcing 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.

MCCC 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.

Artist 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.

Information 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.

Mercer Grad is Top Drag Racer
Antron Brown, a 1998 Mercer graduate, has made headlines in the world of drag racing. Read the story here.

Preventing 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 tips here.

Mercer 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.

Center 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 Association’s Basic Skills Training Program, a partnership between the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Community College Consortium, and the NJBIA. More here.

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