Spread the word: William Paterson University will host an Open House at the Conference Center at Mercer from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to discuss options for Mercer students to complete their bachelor's degree on the MCCC campus through the WPU@Mercer program. Degrees available in History, Political Science, English, Psychology, Sociology and Early Childhood Education. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling ext. 3358.
The Division of Math, Science & Health Professions will host an Open House in the MS Building to showcase the recent renovations. Please join MS faculty and staff on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. and tour the renovated labs and classrooms, including two Nursing simulation labs (MS 206 and 210), new labs for Physics (MS 306 and 308), Radiography (MS 314), Medical Lab Technology (MS 320), and the Science Learning Center (MS 211). The MS building also features a new quiet study lounge on the first floor (outside MS 116).
The MCCC Muslim Student Association will provide 200 “Blessing Bags” to the less fortunate and seeks the help of the college community. Collection boxes are located in the areas of the Bursar, Financial Aid and the Student Club hall in the Student Center. Needed are packages of tissues, toothbrushes and toothpaste, combs, soap, hotel size shampoos, trail mix, granola bars, adhesive bandages, travel size bottles of mouthwash, hand wipes, socks, personal hygiene items, and gallon size ziplock bags. The deadline is Nov. 10. Club members will assemble the bags on Nov. 11 for distribution on Nov. 21.
The Mercer County Holocaust and Genocide Resource Center (HGRC) will host a Kristallnacht candle lighting ceremony at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the HGRC, on the second floor of the Student Center. The community is invited to attend. In addition, the HGRC wil continue its noon film series with "Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia" on Nov. 17; and "Ghosts of Rwanda" on Dec. 1. The center will continue its "Movies at Night" film series from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 with "Genocide: Worse Than War." Other events are scheduled for the fall semester. For the complete list, click here.
From surviving the Holocaust to the establishment of a nationwide wholesale company, local entrepreneur Marion Zeiger will tell her story at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in CM109 as part of the college’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Read more here.
Holiday audiences are about to meet a man who has made a huge mark on his little town of Bedford Falls – but doesn’t know it. M&M Productions presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Kelsey Theatre, Nov. 20-29. Read more here.
The American Association for Women in Community Colleges invites the children and grandchildren of college faculty, staff, and students to a Holiday Extravaganza on Dec. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the West Windsor Campus gymnasium. The event features games, crafts, food, prizes, and more! See the flyer here. RSVP by Dec. 4, with your name and names of children attending, to Tonia Harrison at email@example.com.
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From Bryon K. Marshall, Director of Facilities and College Safety: In the interest of safety, we ask that you take a moment to review this important safety information. Halloween Safety Tips and additional information can be found at: www.cdc.gov/family/Halloween. In the event of suspected "treat tampering," please immediately notify your local police department, seek medical attention if ingested and contact the New Jersey Poison Investigation and Education hot line at: (800) 272-1222 (in New Jersey), or (800) 962-1253 (out of State). Always err on the side of caution. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!
The culinary community of Central New Jersey came together at Mercer on Oct. 13 to celebrate the lives of two special chef instructors, the late Anne Lumberger and Shari Widmayer. Now in its second year, the Culinary Tasting Event hosted by MCCC’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management program benefits the Chef Anne Lumberger and Chef Shari Widmayer Pastry Arts Memorial Scholarship Fund. Read more here.
MCCC communication and radio coordinator Mitch Canter’s students got an unexpected experience this past week, when they toured the studios of NJ 101.5 and were invited to participate on-air with midday hosts Dennis & Judi. Mercer alumnus Dan Tantillo, now a producer and writer for the Dennis & Judi Show, posted photos of the visit and a recording of the segment with MCCC students on the radio station’s blog. See and hear the broadcast!
MCCC’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will both compete in the championship games for Region 19 this Saturday, Oct. 31. The big games will be be played at the MCCC Soccer Stadium. The women, who are the no. 4 seed, will face the no. 2 seed, Sussex County College, at 11 a.m. The men, who are the no. 2 seed, will face no. 1-seeded Rowan College at Burlington at 1:30 p.m. Read more here. See a video recapping great seasons by both teams here. Go Vikings!
Through Oct. 31: Kelsey Theatre Collection for Princeton Alliance Church Pantry. Donations of 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) are gratefully accepted. A collection box is in the Kelsey Theatre lobby. See the flyer here.
Through Nov. 2: "Finished Work" by Visual Arts Professor Kyle Stevenson is on display at the Morpeth Contemporary gallery, 43 West Broad Street, Hopewell. Visit the Morpeth Contemporary website here.
Nov. 2-5: Call for Gallery Entries to 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.
Nov. 15: Deadline for Coca-Cola Scholarship Applications. 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.
Nov. 16: Blackboard Training. The next online session for MO 101/102 Blackboard Instructor Training is Nov. 16. Registration is required. To see the dates for online and on campus training for the remainder of the semester, see the flyer here. Questions? Please call MercerOnline at ext. 3389 or email email@example.com.
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.
Through Dec. 9: Student Restaurant. Tickets are now on sale for "American Regional" HRIM lunches, served every Wednesday in ES111 through Dec. 9 (lunch will not be served on Nov. 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.
Through Dec. 16: Crayon and Book Collection for Children's Hospital. Members of the Future Teachers Club and the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society are seeking donations of eight-packs of Crayola crayons to children at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Also requested are books that teach kindness and respect appropriate for children in grades K-3. The drop-off box is located in front of the Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, next to the book store.
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