Tickets must be purchased in advance for the very first "MCCC Culinary Tasting Event," hosted by MCCC's culinary programs on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. Eighteen area restaurants have confirmed their participation. Additionally, the event features more than 25 silent auction items such as gift certificates for restaurants/hotels, massage, knife set, gift baskets, gourmet chocolates, a case of Jersey General Mango Salsa, and more. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Chef Anne Lumberger and Chef Sari Widmayer Pastry Arts Memorial Scholarship Fund. Order tickets through the MCCC Kelsey Theatre ticket portal online http://www.kelseytheatre.net or at the Kelsey Theatre box office. Read more about the event here.
Rutgers University will host an open house for MCCC students interested in pursuing their bachelor's degree through RU on the West Windsor Campus on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in FA129. Students can pre-register here.
Mercer English Professor Jack Tabor will deliver a lecture on the impact of photography on the Holocaust as an historical event during a lecture at Mercer at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22. History Professor Craig Coenen will host the lecture, and provide information on Mercer's May 2015 Holocaust Study Abroad program to Poland. Read more here.
Students can learn about WPU bachelor's degree programs on Mercer's West Windsor campus and meet WPU faculty, staff and admissions and financial aid representatives, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Students should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-3358. See the flyer here.
The HRIM Food Prep II class will be serving lunch on Wednesdays from Oct. 29 through Nov. 29. Seating times for these lunches will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Bursar's Office window (SC256) beginning in mid-October, subject to availability. Meanwhile, the HRIM American Regional class will continue to serve lunch on Thursdays through Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in ES111. Tickets may be purchased at the door. See the menus here.
Young audiences will learn moving lessons of friendship and love delivered by a most unlikely duo – a spider and a pig! – as Theatreworks USA presents the heartwarming musical "Charlotte's Web" at Kelsey Theatre. Performances are on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Read more here.
From IPIC Chair Theresa Capra: The Instructional and Professional Improvement Committee needs your help! The Committee is in the stages of planning a professional development event for January's pre-class week. We would like to host a series of round tables connected to the theme of technology and education during the morning of Wednesday, January 14. Topics of particular interest are: blended learning, flipped classrooms, web-enhanced learning, and student success. Ideas for other topics are encouraged and welcome.
We are seeking people who have some expertise and experience with such topics to lead round table sessions. Your role would be that of a facilitator-framer and move the discussion forward, offer information when necessary, and encourage discussion about the benefits and challenges of the learning dynamic. If you're interested, please fill out the proposal by Monday, November 6. Accepted facilitators will be notified by early December. The IPIC thanks you in advance for your time and commitment to Mercer. Please click here to submit your round table proposal.
A national charitable foundation, a Mercer County program for high school students aspiring to careers in health care, and an alumnus who earned his first college degree after the age of 60 will be among the awardees during MCCC's "Discover YOUR Community College" open house on Saturday, Oct. 18. Read more here.
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher visited the West Windsor campus recently to tour the Allies' Project Grow gardens behind the Horticulture building and learn more about horticultural therapy. People with various disabilities maintain the garden, with some of the produce being donated to the local food bank and other produce being sold. See the Facebook photos here.
Professor of Visual Arts Yevgeniy Fiks is seeing the fruition of a consuming four-year art project this month in New York City. "Monument to Cold War Victory," Fiks’ conceptual project and group exhibition organized with curator and art historian Stamatina Gregory, is currently on display at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art through Nov. 7. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Read more here.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center will provide information regarding the role Latin America played for European Jews seeking refuge from 1933 through 1945. Christina Chavarria, program coordinator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, researched Latin America as a refuge during the Holocaust and urges that these less-familiar stories be told alongside more common tales of survivors who fled to the United States and Israel. Some 84,000 Jewish refugees escaped the Nazis by immigrating to Latin American countries between 1933 and 1945. Visit the MCHGRC website here.
From ITS Executive Director Susan Bowen: In conjunction with celebrating October as National Cyber Security Month, we will be expiring all faculty and staff network passwords during the week of October 13th. This process will not impact adjunct faculty or student accounts.
We plan on expiring a group of user passwords each day, so that the ITS Help Desk can assist you in the process as needed. Directions on changing your password can be found on the Information Technology Services MLink page at http://mlink.mccc.edu/tech_serv.shtml.
A schedule of when each department/division passwords will expire can be found at http://mlink.mccc.edu/pdf/passwordexpire2014.pdf. Passwords will expire each morning by 8am and will require you to reset your password before you log into the network. Your cannot reset your password prior to this expiration.
As a reminder, your network password is the password that you use to log into you computer each day and access the My Mercer Portal.
It’s a been a winning season so far for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The men’s team won its seventh consecutive game on Wednesday, defeating Region 19 opponent Harcum College 3-0. The men now stand at 10-3, placing them second in the region behind Essex. They face Northern Virginia Community College tomorrow at noon at the Mercer Soccer Stadium in their last regular season home game. Come out and cheer them on!
With a record of 6-2, the women’s team is also having a great season. Last Saturday they battled Community College of Rhode Island, coming away with a 0-0 tie after double-overtime! The women next play at home on Oct. 16 against Morris. More athletics news is at www.mccc.edu/athletics.
Student Media Preference Survey. Our students are being invited via email to voluntarily participate in a survey that asks them questions about their media preferences and what they like to do with their time. Please make an announcement in your classes encouraging students participate in the survey. Those who complete the survey are eligible to win a $150 Amazon store gift certificate. The survey is anonymous and takes about 25 minutes to complete. Students can visit www.interactresearch.com/mp174 and use the password 174814 to take the survey and register for the Amazon gift card.
Opt-In for M-Alert Announcements: M-Alert, the system that advises students, faculty, and staff of campus closings and other emergency and safety concerns, is now an opt-in system. You will no longer receive emergency announcements unless you sign up to receive M-Alert messages. Visit www.mccc.edu/m-alert to opt into the new system and indicate how you want to be contacted, change your preferences, or opt-out at any time.
Contest Reminder: Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram! The "Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram!" contest continues! Students who post their photos with a "Mercer Fan" (available in the Student Activities Office in West Windsor, or at the Student Commons in Trenton) are eligible for weekly prizes and a $250 grand prize! While Mercer employees are ineligible for prizes, your participation is encouraged. Visit www.mccc.edu/mercerfan for contest details, visit the college Instagram site at http://instagram.com/mercercollege, (or @mercercollege, for those already on Instagram) and view -- or post -- photos to #mercerfan.
Monthly Magna Mentor Lunch Series for Faculty. Faculty members are invited to the professional development program "Faculty Circle of Innovation." This year's focus is blended learning: creating a flipped classroom. The Magna 20-minute Mentor webinars will be viewed and used as a basis for conversation and sharing of best practices. A lunch time and afternoon session will be held each month in CM126B. Refreshments will be served. Read details in the flyer here. Questions? Email Jill Marcus at email@example.com.
Through Oct. 30: Faculty Art Exhibit. MCCC artists are in the spotlight at the MCCC Gallery for the 2014 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit through Oct. 30. The show is dedicated to ceramics instructor Lyn Ports-Lopez. Read more about the show and see a sampling of artwork here.
Nov. 8: Trenton Double Cross Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Join Susan Bowen, Amy Vondrak and Monica Weaver for the Trenton Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races. Details about the races are at www.trentonhalf.com. It would be great to have a MCCC contingent running (and walking) on race day! Contact Susan, Amy or Monica for details.
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