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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katelyn Becker, midfielder for the women's soccer team, is this week's pick for featured athlete. Read more here.
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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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