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Issue 2007 - 6, November, 2007

Save the Date!
"Creating the Future, Celebrating Success" Coming Dec. 5

MCCC's Board of Trustees invites you to a special event, "Creating the Future, Celebrating Success" set for Dec. 5 at MCCC's Conference Center. This "living report to the community" coincides with the publication of the college's 2006-07 Annual Report, and will be a showcase for student and college success. The entire community is invited, so help us spread the word. Details here, including online registration.

Vice President Thomas N. Wilfrid Retires
The campus community and Board of Trustees celebrated the retirement of Dr. Thomas N. Wilfrid recently. He has accepted a position with the Charlotte W. Newcomb Foundation in Princeton. Reading a resolution from the Board of Trustees, Chair Anthony Cimino said that Dr. Wilfrid has "supported the college's mission and guided the college with dedication and diligence" during his 38-year career. Click here for photos and more.

Golfing for a Cause
Eighty golfers played for a good cause at the 16th Annual MCCC Golf Classic at Mercer Oaks on Oct. 16. The event is held in memory of Dr. Cynthia Schaffer, who served on the MCCC Founation Board. A new silent auction this year drew the donation of a 42" plasma television from Mrs G TV and Appliances in Lawrenceville. Other major contributors included golf committee members Doug Perlman of Borden Perlman Insurance Company, Dave Fraytak of Faridy, Veisz, Fraytak Architects, the Mercer County Park Commission, and the Knife and Fork Restaurant in Atlantic City. Photos here.

Men's Soccer Team Heads for Nationals
The Mercer men's soccer team is heading for the national tournament after winning the Region 19 and Northeast District championships. They will compete for the national title Nov. 15-18 in Tyler, Texas. The Vikings' record is 14-5-1. Photos here.

Perspectives on the Holocaust at The Gallery
Mercer's Gallery is hosting a traveling exhibit that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit and the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust. "Perspectives on the Holocaust: Women's and Children's Art and Stories" is at The Gallery now through Nov. 15. Details here.

John Simone to be Honored Nov. 11
The Trenton Select Committee, a local civic organization formed to honor the career accomplishments of outstanding members of the greater Trenton community, has chosen John Simone, Mercer’s director of Athletics and Student Services, as its 2007 Man of the Year. A testimonial dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov 11, at the Baldassari Regency in Trenton. For tickets call committee members Rick Freeman (609-588-0152) or Barb Ardery (609-888-3361). Click here for The Times Nov. 4 article.

Students Speak at Fall Festival
Communications students practiced their newly-perfected speaking skills publicly during the "Fall Swirl Festival" on Oct. 9. Faculty member Kathi Paluscio developed the new public speaking forum for students, who succeeded beyond her expections, drawing laughter, applause and a few tears from an appreciative crowd outside the Student Center. No doubt, they also persuaded a few students that public speaking is actually fun. Click here for photos.

Kelsey Review Literary Magazine Published
The 2007 Kelsey Review is peopled with characters bravely connecting and disconnecting. Co-edited by faculty members Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine Mathews, this year's literary magazine features short fiction, poetry, non-fiction essays and illustrations by 22 contributors who live and/or work in Mercer County. It's now available on campus and at county libraries. Details here.

Free Training Available for Businesses
Area businesses and nonprofit organizations both large and small may now send their employees to basic skills training classes available free to members of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) and area chambers of commerce. The training is provided by MCCC at the West Windsor campus through the college's Center for Training and Development. Classes can also be arranged at employment sites when the number of employees to be trained is more than ten. Contact Doreen Blanc at 609-570-3279. Click here for more.

Coming to Kelsey/Studio Theatre

Nov. 2-11 -- Beauty and the Beast at Kelsey

Nov. 9-18 -- "Seven Sins" at the Studio Theatre (a student/faculty production)

Nov. 16-25 -- "Follies" at Kelsey

Nov. 17 -- "Mulan" at Kelsey

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