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Issue 2008 - 7, September 26, 2008

Later-Starting Classes Still to Come
It's not too late to enroll in credit classes this fall at Mercer County Community College. For a listing of MCCC's late starting courses, click here, or call Enrollment Services at 609-570-3795.

Felician College to Offer BSN at MCCC
MCCC has recently signed an agreement with Felician College of Lodi, NJ, to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing right on the West Windsor Campus. Beginning in January, the program is open to all registered nurses in New Jersey. More here.

Save the Date! "Creating the Future" Coming Dec. 4
MCCC's Board of Trustees invites all to a special event, "Creating the Future" set for Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at MCCC's Conference Center. The "living report to the community" coincides with the publication of the college's 2007-08 Annual Report, and will be a showcase for student and college success. The entire community is invited, so help us spread the word. Details are coming soon.

Information Session Oct. 15
MCCC invites high school students and their parents to an Information Session on Wednesday, Oct. 15, to learn how they can begin at MCCC and then transfer for a bachelor's degree. Administrators and admissions representatives from MCCC and New Jersey four-year colleges will present a panel discussion. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Student Center on the West Windsor Campus. More here.

MCCC Hosts Sept. 11 Commemoration
Staff, students and members of the community gathered for a memorial ceremony on Sept. 11. Twenty
recruits from the Mercer County Police Academy participated, and student Kelly Carvin sang "God Bless America." Guest speaker Chris Smith, a Trenton firefighter and Fire Academy instructor, talked about spending 12 days sifting through the rubble at Ground Zero. More and photos here.

Center for Training and Development Secures Training Grant for Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics
With the assistance of Mercer's Center for Training and Development, Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics has received a $52,200 Customized Training Grant from the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The center will provide 12 months of training for approximately 100 company employees. More here.

Plane Rides Oct. 4
Faculty and flight instructors will offer scenic plane rides above Mercer County at a Flight Fair on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The rain date is Oct. 5. More here.

Golf Classic Set for Oct. 6
The MCCC Athletics Department hosts its 17th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 6 at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course. Proceeds go to the MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Hole sponsors and door prize donors are still needed.
More here.

Homeland Security Expert to Speak Oct. 7
Richard L. Cañas, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP), will discuss "Homeland Security Matters in New Jersey" on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 12 noon. Presented as part of the college's Distinguished Lecture Series, this free talk takes place in the Communications Building, Room 107, on the West Windsor campus. More here.

Gallery Presents "Favorite Things" Through Oct. 23
The MCCC Gallery presents its first exhibit of the school year with "Favorite Things." Four artists have focused their artistic vision on common objects, creating visual meditations that turn everyday items into works of beauty. The show runs through Oct. 23. More here.

Howard Levy Appointed Head Coach
The college is pleased to announce that Howard Levy has been named the head men's basketball coach. Levy was assistant coach at Princeton University for 11 years and is a Princeton graduate and championship basketball player. More here.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 19 - 28: An aging theater couple take their last shot at stardom in the hilarious farce, "Moon Over Buffalo."

Oct. 3-12: Brooklyn circa 1937 will be affectionately recreated during Neil Simon classic, "Brighton Beach Memoirs."

Oct. 11: Sock-eating plants open the children's series with "The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks"

Oct. 17-26: Join Pierrot Productions as they pay tribute to the Busby Berkeley all-singing, all-dancing Hollywood extravaganzas of the 1930s with "Dames at Sea."

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