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October 4, 2013

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Coming Events

Current News
Reminders,
News Clips, Links
Career Services Sponsors Workshops Oct. 8, 10, 30 Students Design Website for Anchor House Coming Events Reminders

Prehistoric Sharks are the Topic for Lecture Oct. 9

Mercer Alum Offers Free Download of Latest Novel Mercer In the News This Week
International Student Organization Music Series Continues Oct. 9 "Smart Solution" Video: Chynna Taylor Updates & Info
Farewell Reception for Karen Wahl Oct. 9 Chef Benowitz to Offer Demonstration at Festival News Links and Social Media

National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 10

Athlete in the Spotlight: Katelyn Becker  
Holocaust Center Hosts Events Oct. 10, 15, 29    
Criminal Justice Educators Hold Meeting at Mercer Oct. 11    

Magna 20-Minute Mentor Lunch Series Returns Oct. 14

   
Student Activities Plans Fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month    
"Carrie, the Musical" Promises Creepy Fun at Kelsey Oct. 18-27    
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Career Services Sponsors Workshops Oct. 8, 10, 30
The Office of Transfer and Career Services will host events in October to help students achieve their academic goals. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, a "How to Transfer to Rowan Workshop" will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. in ET216. On Thursday, Oct. 10, a "Focus-2" workshop will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. in AD226, with an emphasis on selecting a major and career exploration. The annual "Transfer Day" will be held 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.
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Prehistoric Sharks are the Topic for Lecture Oct. 9
Dr. Bretton W. Kent, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland, will present "The Rise and Fall of the Neogene Giant Sharks" on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in CM107. The presentation is part of MCCC's Distinguished Lecture Series. Read more here.
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International Student Organization Music Series Continues Oct. 9
The International Student Organization's Music Series continues on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. on the Quad. Next week's feature is the music of Asia and Bollywood. On Oct. 16, European music will be featured. See the poster here.
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Farewell Reception for Karen Wahl Oct. 9
MercerOnline invites the college community to join them on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in CM126 to say farewell to Karen Wahl, who will leave MCCC on Oct. 11 to join the staff at Princeon University. Cake and coffee will be served.
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National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 10
Counseling Services and Psi Beta Psychology Club will sponsor free depression assessments by HiTops Health Center in observance of National Depression Screening Day. The assessments will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in SC210. For more information, contact Dorothy Gasparro at gasparrd@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.
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Holocaust Center Hosts Events Oct. 10, 15, 29
The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, in collaboration with MCCC clubs Kappa Delta Pi, The Future Teachers, and LGBTF, will present and discuss "Bent" on Thursday, Oct. 10 at noon. The movie depicts the experience of homosexuals during the Holocaust. On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m., the center hosts a panel discussion on "Human Trafficking: A Violation of Human Freedom." On Tuesday, Oct. 29 the center, in collaboration with the Future Teachers Club and Kappa Delta Pi, will observe Bullying Awareness Day with a screening of the film “Bully” at noon, 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 Library Building on the West Windsor Campus. Read more here.
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Criminal Justice Educators Hold Meeting at Mercer Oct. 11
The New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators invites the public to its meeting on Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in CM110. Guest speaker for the meeting is Alan Maimom, staff investigator for the Princeton-based Centurion Ministries, which has helped free 52 innocent individuals over the last 30 years. Maimom is a former investigative journalist and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004. Read more here.
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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 of the series here.
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Student Activities Plans Fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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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"Carrie, the Musical" Promises Creepy Fun at Kelsey Oct. 18-27
From the annals of American horror comes "Carrie, the Musical," to be presented by Pierrot Production at Kelsey Theatre this Halloween season. Eight performances will be presented, including two midnight shows. Performances are Fridays, Oct. 18 and 25 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 8 p.m. and midnight; and Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Read more here.
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Oct. 4-13: Big River

Oct. 6: The Laramie Project

Oct. 18-27: Carrie, the Musical

October 19: Velveteen Rabbit

Kelsey Theatre Announces
2013-14 Season

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Current News

Students Design Website for Anchor House
Digital Media Arts students received more than advanced instruction in web design during Spring semester – they were given an opportunity to make a difference in the community, designing a new website for Anchor House, a Trenton-based not-for-profit that provides services to runaway and homeless teens. The site went live this past week. Read more here.
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Mercer Alum Offers Free Download of Latest Novel
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Gina Holmes, 1997 MCCC graduate and popular novelist, is offering her latest novel, Wings of Glass, which deals with domestic violence, as a free Kindle download through Oct. 7. The novel is available for download at Amazon.com here.
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"Smart Solution" Video: 2013 Graduate Chynna Taylor
In the fourth "Smart Solution" video, Chynna Taylor, 2013 graduate and student Commencement speaker, talks about her choice to attend Mercer in pursuit of her goal to become a wildlife biologist. View the video here.
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Chef Benowitz to Offer Demonstration at Festival
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.
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Athlete in the Spotlight: Katelyn Becker
Katelyn Becker, midfielder for the women's soccer team, is this week's pick for featured athlete. 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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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

MCCC Honors NJM for $100,000 donation

Fighting evil with goodness: Clergy join Trenton police in new police chaplain program


Trentonian

Morales Gets NJAC Honor

NOTEBOOK: Young MCCC squad looking for consistency


Broadway World

CARRIE THE MUSICAL to Play MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 10/18-27

Theatre IV to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 10/19


CentralJersey.com

MCCC Unveils Plaque Honoring NJM Insurance For Donation to Trenton Campus

Prehistoric Sharks are the Topic for MCCC Distinguished Lecture Oct. 9

“Carrie, the Musical” Promises Creepy Halloween Fun at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 18-27

MCCC Vice President Donald Generals Focuses on Booker T. Washington’s Contributions to American Education in New Book

'Velveteen Rabbit' Kicks Off Kids Series at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Oct. 19


Messenger-Press

COUNTY: MCCC offers new health-care courses

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