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).
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See flyer here.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com with any questions. See the flyer here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at ext. 3619, or stop by AD115 by Oct. 25.
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.
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.
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.
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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