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October 11, 2013

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Coming Events

Current News
Reminders,
News Clips, Links
PTK Completion Challenge Oct. 14-18 "Big River" Gets Big Review; Final Shows This Weekend Coming Events Reminders

Magna 20-Minute Mentor Lunch Series Returns Oct. 14

Aviation Program Receives Five-Year Reaccreditation

Mercer In the News This Week
Human Trafficking Panel at Holocaust Center Oct. 15 Art Show by Alum Guadalupe Reyes at Pennington School Updates & Info
Hispanic Heritage Events in Trenton Oct. 15 "Smart Solution" Video: Ed Carmien News Links and Social Media

Student Activities Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Oct. 16

Athletes in the Spotlight: Lorenzo Laurenti and Nana Osei
 
International Student Organization Music Series Continues Oct. 16    

"Ireland and the American Revolution" Lecture Oct. 23

   
Production of "Rosmersholm," Narration by Mel Leipzig, Oct. 24    

SGA Clothing Drive Through Oct. 28

   
Youth Empowerment Conference Nov. 2
   
Say Farewell to Edyta Kuciapa!    
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

PTK Completion Challenge Oct. 14-18
From PTK Faculty Advisor Jingrong Huang: "What does completion mean for you? What are the biggest obstacles to completion?" These are questions Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is asking students to raise awareness and investigate ways to help MCCC student reach their educational goals.  PTK International has designated next week as Community College Completion Challenge Week (C4) and would like to invite faculty, staff, and students to participate in the dialogue to promote student success. Would you please click here and take the pledge form to your classes and help your students voice their ambitions and their concerns?  Return completed forms to advisors Nancy Sobala (LA114), Ken Howarth(LA175), or Jing Huang MS157). 
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Magna 20-Minute Mentor Lunch Series Returns Oct. 14
The Magna 20-Minute Mentor Brown Bag Lunch Series returns for Fall 2013. Each session features a Magna 20-minute webinar on a professional development topic. On Monday, Oct. 14, the topic is "How Can I Use Discussion to Facilitate Learning." On Oct. 28, the topic is "How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning." Sessions begin at noon in CM126B. See the full schedule here.
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Human Trafficking Panel at Holocaust Center Oct. 15
Assistant Attorney General Tracy M. Thompson will lead a panel discussion entitled "Human Trafficking: A Violation of Human Freedom" on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m., hosted by the Holocaust-Genocide Research Center. This past January, Thompson was appointed the Attorney General’s Office Human Trafficking Program Director, where she oversees the operation of New Jersey's Human Trafficking Task Force. Also on the panel is Heather M. Hadley, assistant prosecutor in the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.The center is located on the second floor of Library Building on the West Windsor Campus. Read more here. For other October events at the Holocaust Center, click here.
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Hispanic Heritage Events in Trenton Oct. 15
The JKC Student Activities Board and the Division of Student Affairs presents "A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month" on Tuesday, Oct. 15. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with "Celebracion de la Cultura Latina," featuring Latin food, live music, and conversations about Latino history in Kerney Hall. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., "Fiesta Latina" will feature a Salsa and Merengue class and traditional Latino cuisine in Center City Cafe on the Trenton campus. See the flyer here.
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Student Activities Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Oct. 16
The Student Activities Department is hosting two fundraisers in October -- Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds will benefit a single mother in the Mercer community who is suffering from the disease. On Oct. 16, Student Activities will offer "Cookies for a Cure," with pink cookies for sale, and Oct. 23 marks "Fall Day Sale," which includes pink carnations, candles, and scarves. Both events are from noon to 1 p.m. in front of the cafeteria. Thoughout the month, Student Activities will also be collecting gift cards from Shop Rite and Toys R Us, gift cards for gasoline and restaurants in the Robbinsville area, or cash. For pickup of donations or for more information, contact Danielle Garruba at garrubad@mccc.edu. See flyer here.
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International Student Organization Music Series Continues Oct. 16
The International Student Organization's Music Series continues on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. on the Quad. Next week's European music will be featured. See the poster here.
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"Ireland and the American Revolution" Lecture Oct. 23
The British Empire, the American War of Independence, and the associated impact on the Irish people will be the topic of a lecture by MCCC Associate Professor Padhraig Higgins on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. Presented as part of the college’s Distinguished Lecture Series, “Patriot Paddies: Ireland and the American Revolution” will be held in the CM107. Read more here.
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Production of "Rosmersholm," Narration by Mel Leipzig Oct. 24
Theatre students are teaming up with Professor Emeritus and renowned painter Mel Leipzig for a staged reading of "Rosmersholm," written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Read more here.
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SGA Clothing Drive Through Oct. 28
The Student Government Association is hosting a clothing drive to benefit the Rescue Mission of Trenton through Oct. 28. A drop box is located outside of SC111. Email Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu with any questions. See the flyer here.
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Youth Empowerment Conference Nov. 2
MCCC and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Inc. Pi Chapter are partnering to present “Preparing for Greatness,” a youth empowerment conference to be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more here.
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Say Farewell to Edyta Kuciapa!
Edyta Kuciapa, graphic designer in the Marketing and Publications Office, has accepted a position as Creative Services Specialist for Georgian Court University in Lakewood and will be leaving MCCC on Oct. 31. If you would like to wish Edyta farewell, stop by the Publications Office before the end of the month. If you would like to donate toward a gift card, contact Marketing Director Lynn Holl at holll@mccc.edu, by phone at ext. 3619, or stop by AD115 by Oct. 25.
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Oct. 4-13: Big River

Oct. 18-27: Carrie, the Musical

Oct. 19: Velveteen Rabbit

Oct. 24: Rosmersholm

Kelsey Theatre Announces
2013-14 Season

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Current News

"Big River" Gets Big Review; Final Shows This Weekend
A reviewer with Packet Publications describes the Pennington Players production of "Big River" at Kelsey Theatre as "a small marvel...a gift for everyone." The show's final performances are this weekend. Read the review here. For more information on the production, click here.
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Aviation Program Receives Five-Year Reaccreditation

The Aviation Flight Technology program has earned a five-year reaccreditation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) of the University Aviation Association. The accreditation follows an exhaustive self-study report, a multiple-day site visit by AABI representatives, and interviews with faculty, staff and students from the program. MCCC was the first two-year program in the country to receive this prestigious accreditation and remains one of only three two-year schools nationally to have it. Read more here.
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Art Show by Alum Guadalupe Reyes at Pennington School
Fine Arts alumna Guadalupe Reyes, a May graduate, is mounting a show at The Pennington School as part of the Dia de los Muertos community art project. Reyes’ show is entitled "Arte de mi Corazón." Born in Oaxaca, Mexcio, Reyes draws her inspiration and style from her Mexican culture. The show runs from Oct. 17 to Nov. 22, with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 1, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Silva Gallery of Art, The Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Avenue, Pennington, NJ. See Reyes' art on her websites: Guadalupe Reyes' Blog, an announcement of her show, and her profile on Artbreak.
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"Smart Solution" Video: Ed Carmien
In the next "Smart Solution" video, MCCC English Professor Ed Carmien talks about teaching writing and what makes Mercer a special to work. View the video here.
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Athletes in the Spotlight: Lorenzo Laurenti and Nana Osei
Men's Soccer Coach Tigana Dalce credits two of his sophomores, forward Nana Osei and midfielder Lorenzo Laurenti, as team leaders who have set the tone on the field throughout the season with their determination and consistency. Read more here.
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Updates & Info

Marketing & Communications
Style Guide

The WWC Cafe menu

Project NASA Updates   The MCCC Organization Chart

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Reminders __
This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar
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Oct. 18: Frank Benowitz Culinary Demonstration. Chef Frank Benowitz, HRIM Culinary instructor, will offer a culinary demonstration at 2013 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits. The fesitval runs from Oct. 18-20 at Valley Forge Casino Resort. See the website here. Chef Benowitz' demonstration will be Friday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. See the poster here.

Oct. 29: Bullying Awareness Day. The Holocaust-Genocide Research Center, in collaboration with the Future Teachers Club and Kappa Delta Pi, will observe Bullying Awareness Day on Tuesday, Oct. 29, with a screening of the film “Bully” at noon, in addition to a bake sale and pumpkin sale in front of the Student Center cafeteria. At 4 p.m., representatives from Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum will lead a discussion on bullying prevention. The center is located on the second floor of the Library Building on the West Windsor Campus. Read more here.

Oct. 30: Transfer Day. The Office of Transfer and Career Services will host the annual "Transfer Day" on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the PE Building. More than 60 colleges and universities will be represented. For more information, visit the Transfer Office in SC201, call (609) 586-4800, ext. 3397, or e-mail Letrice Thomas at thomasl@mccc.edu.

Through Oct. 31: Cyber Security Month. In observance of National Cyber Security Month, Information Technology Services is sponsoring a poster campaign dealing with such topics as password security, computer viruses, and email phishing attacks.  The department is expiring all faculty and staff passwords during the week of October 7. Be on the lookout for a schedule of when each department's passwords will expire.

Through Nov. 20: Lunch at Student Restaurant. Culinary students will serve lunches this semester on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  On Mondays, international cuisine is the theme (Sept. 16 to Oct. 28); on Tuesdays, American Regional is on the menu (Sept. 17 to Oct. 29); and on Wednesdays, the Food Prep II class presents favorite dishes (Oct. 23 to Nov. 20).  Seatings are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Please allow 45 to 60 minutes for the full dining experience. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for staff. Tickets may be purchased at the door, ES111, on a first-come, first-served basis. See the flyer here.

Through Dec. 12: Yoga and Zumba Classes. Yoga classes with Helen Tanzini are held every Wednesday through Dec. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym.  Classes with Tracy are held every Monday and Thursday through Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in PE225. Zumba classes with Colleen are held every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym. Classes are open to all students, faculty and staff.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Rutgers moves public administration program to Mercer County Community College



Broadway World

CJTMF Actors Stage THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reading at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Today


Central Jersey Sun

“Carrie, the Musical” debuts at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre on Oct. 18

 

CentralJersey.com

Ibsen Illuminated in MCCC Student Production of “Rosmersholm”



Hamilton Observer

MCCC: Holocaust center to host events

MCCC to host golf classic



Princeton Packet


Donald Generals sheds light on Booker T. Wasington's legacy

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