Continue to spread the word to friends and neighbors about the "Discover Mercer" open house, coming up tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon. Prospective students, families and community guests are invited to join faculty and staff for campus tours, presentations and more. Read about it here. Visitors can register at the door. For questions, call Ed Gwazda at ext. 3661.
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4), a week-long statewide effort beginning Monday to increase awareness about the importance of completing associate degrees and certificates. Banners will be available on both MCCC campuses for students to sign to commit to complete their degrees and certificates. This year NJC4 is encouraging faculty and staff to take the Champion Pledge to promote practices encouraging student completion. Take the pledge here.
Career Services will host a job fair in the Student Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thirty-five companies are expected to participate.
Tickets are now on sale for "American Regional" HRIM lunches, served every Wednesday in ES111 from Oct. 21 through Dec. 9 (lunch will not be served on November 25), and “Orchard Courtyard,” served on the following Tuesdays: Nov. 3, 10, 17, and Dec. 1. Seatings are from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in ES111. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $12 for guests and may be purchased from the Bursar's Office window at SC256 in the Student Center. See the menus here.
Relax and rejuvenate on the James Kerney Campus during Spa Day on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Kerney Hall. The event includes free facials, aromatherapy, reiki, pressure point massage, manicures and blood pressure checks. For more information, contact Linda Ertingu at ext. 3165.
It’s a story about the amazing things that can happen on the way to somewhere else, as an emotionally and physically scarred young woman sets out to change her life. The Pennington Players present “Violet – A Musical” at Kelsey Theatre. Read more here.
From PTK Faculty Adviser Jingrong Wang: "PTK is accepting Coca-Cola Scholarship applications now. Students with a good record in scholarship, community service, and leadership experience are strongly encouraged to apply by Nov. 15. Please help spread the word!" For details, see the flyer here.
Students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have a lot in common. Their curricula are technical, detailed and highly demanding. As MCCC's population of STEM students continues to grow – due in part to generous scholarship opportunities from government, corporate and private sources – the college is responding to ensure that these students thrive. Read more here.
Cathryn Jolley and Michael Vetick, both 2015 MCCC graduates with dual concentrations in Biology and Chemistry, returned to Mercer Oct. 7 to provide briefings on the research they participated in over the summer at Princeton University. Read more here.
It was a true culinary extravaganza, as 20 area restaurant groups and four classes of MCCC students cooked up a feast at the Second Annual Culinary Benefit Tasting Event Oct. 13. Culinary student Laure Granarolo was the recipient of the Chef Anne Lumberger & Chef Shari Widmayer Memorial Scholarship for her winning dessert submission. Approximately $6,000 was raised for the scholarship fund. See the Facebook photos here.
MCCC Criminal Justice students got a first-hand look at the use and effectiveness of law enforcement K-9 units during a demonstration on the MCCC quad Oct. 13. Read more here. See a brief video clip, featuring Criminal Justice Professor Elizabeth Bondurant, here.
The generations have teamed up with very cool results in "Art Served Up Trenton Style," an exhibit on display at The Gallery at MCCC through Oct. 29. Check out the Facebook photo album from the opening reception. The exhibit features 22 artists from the Trenton Artists Workshop Association and the S.A.G.E. Coalition.
Visual Arts Professor Kyle Stevenson will display his work at the Morpeth Contemporary gallery, 43 West Broad Street, Hopewell. "Finished Work" runs Oct. 16 to Nov. 2, with an opening reception tomorrow, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the Morpeth Contemporary website here.
Kelsey Theatre is collecting donations for Princeton Alliance Church’s pantry. PAC is looking for canned chicken, tuna, fruit, vegetables, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, one-pound bags of rice, toiletries, diapers, deodorant, microwaveable meals, soup and shelf-stable milk (Parmalat). The collection will run until the end of this month and will resume in January. A collection box is in the Kelsey Theatre lobby. See the flyer here.
The women's soccer team trounced Bucks Co. Community College 7-0 on Oct. 14 (see the Facebook photo album here), and then played two tough games on the road, losing 2-1 in OT against Massasoit (MA) on Saturday and beating CCRI 1-0 on Sunday, followed by a 1-2 road loss to Morris. The Vikings, who are currently 8-6, play their final regular season home game against Middlesex at noon Saturday. Go, Vikings!
Nov. 2-5: Call for Gallery Entries: High School Teachers and Students.
The Gallery at Mercer is creating an exhibit focusing on area high school art teachers and their students. Help spread the word to high school teachers you may know. The show will feature the teachers and students they select. Submissions may be dropped off from Nov. 2 to 5; the exhibit will be on display from Nov. 16 to Dec. 8. Read more details here.
Through Dec. 1: Holocaust Center Film Series. The Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center presents "The Long Way Home" on Oct. 27; "Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia" on Nov. 17; and "Ghosts of Rwanda" on Dec. 1. In addition, the center will feature "Movies at Night" from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 3 with "Genocide: Worse Than War." Several other events are scheduled for the fall semester. For the complete list, click here.
Through Dec. 7: Exercise Classes. Yoga and Zumba are offered through the Student Life and Leadership office. Zumba is offered in the gym on Tuesdays through Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. Yoga is offered Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225 through Dec. 7 and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym through Dec. 2.
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