From Chef Frank Benowitz, Hospitality Club Advisor: It is that time of year again....pie time!
Our Hospitality Club is again offering to take away the burden of dessert for your Thanksgiving celebration. Please purchase one or more delicious pies to enjoy with your friends and family.
Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and/or Chocolate Cream Pie -- $12 each, or two pies for $20.
Orders must be placed and paid for in advance, no later than Monday, Nov. 17, and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Order pick up will be on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. in ES110.
As I always say, supporting a cause never tasted so good!
In a show designed to elicit reaction and conversation, the Gallery presents "The Ice Next Time: Textiles and Artifacts of Dark Age North America (2026-2280),” a show by artist Stephen Hendee. All are invited to Hendee's talk at noon and a Gallery reception on Nov. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through Thursday, Dec. 4. Read more here.
The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Library building, will show the last in its November film series on Tuesday, Nov. 18 a noon. "A Promise to My Father" is about Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter as he returns to Poland and Germany to look for items buried in 1939 in the basement of his old home. For more information, email email@example.com.
The politics of curating exhibits representing atrocity and the broader topics of curatorial ethics will be the topic of a lecture at MCCC on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Presented as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, the guest speaker is curator and art historian Stamatina Gregory. (The lecture is recommended by Visual Arts Professor Yevgeniy Fiks.) Read more here.
The next meeting of the MCCC Book Club is Tuesday, Nov. 18 at noon in the faculty/staff dining room. The group will discuss “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion. For more information contact Melinda Struzynski in the Libraray, at ext. 3554, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rescue story of Shelley and Michael Zeiger has been retold in a children's book by award-winning Canadian author Rebecca Upjohn. MCCC, along with the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center and the Zeiger family, will host a reception and book signing with the author on Nov. 19. Read more here.
The Alliance of Veterans and Supporters and the Student Government Association will conclude its winter clothing drive on Thursday, Nov. 20. They are requesting donations of new and gently used winter outerwear -- especially coats -- to help families in need this winter. Items requested also include mittens, hats, hoodies, sweaters, scarves, boots and new socks. "Share the Warmth" drop-off boxes are located in the Library, Welcome Center, SGA office, outside SC222 (Veterans Lounge), the AD building, at the Admissions office and at the Trenton Campus.
Students in the Theatre Program present the Larry Kramer drama "The Normal Heart," a searing journey back to the dawning days of the AIDS epidemic, at MCCCs Studio Theatre Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Read more here.
Three theatrical events will give families a festive way to celebrate the holiday season at Kelsey Theatre in December, beginning with "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Dec. 5-7. Read more here.
David Osenberg, on-air personality and music director for WWFM The Classical Network, was the recipient of the prestigious Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Radio Broadcast Award during a ceremony Nov. 12 in New York City, presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Osenberg received the award for his work as host of the WWFM program “Cadenza,” which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m. on The Classical Network. Read more here.
Mercer students convened with generous donors at the Honors Recognition Reception for Continuing Students on Oct. 29. It has been a big year in donor relations at the college, with 156 scholarships – six of them newly established – awarded to new and continuing students. A total of $166,360 has been distributed. Read more here.
Mercer science students continue to represent the college with distinction in the world of clinical research. Two students, Fabiola Pincay and Utsav Patel, both of whom are moving on in college and careers, returned to the West Windsor campus in October to present the Honors Research projects they completed over the summer. Read more here.
The MCCC Marketing and Communications team brought home seven awards in the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 1 competition, including the top award for a groundbreaking social media campaign supporting the cross-country bicycle trip by Mercer alumnus Jesse Herrera. Read more here.
Through Nov. 26: Get your tickets for the "Autumn Blend" Student Restaurant. Lunch is served every Wednesday in ES111. Seatings are from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $12 for other guests. Purchase your tickets from the Bursar's Office window at SC256 in the Student Center. See the menu here.
Through Dec. 15: MCCC Seeks Your 'Toys for Tots' Donations. Add joy to a child’s holiday season by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to any of the following drop-off box locations on the MCCC Campus: Kelsey Theatre, Student Center and Fitness Center.
Questions? Call Amy at ext. 3581 or Drew at ext. 3240.
Opt-In for M-Alert Announcements: M-Alert, the system that advises students, faculty, and staff of campus closings and other emergency and safety concerns, is now an opt-in system. You will no longer receive emergency announcements unless you sign up to receive M-Alert messages. Visit www.mccc.edu/m-alert to opt into the new system and indicate how you want to be contacted, change your preferences, or opt-out at any time.
Through Nov. 26: Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram! The "Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram!" contest continues! Students who post their photos with a "Mercer Fan" (available in the Student Activities Office in West Windsor, or at the Student Commons in Trenton) are eligible for weekly prizes and a $250 grand prize! While Mercer employees are ineligible for prizes, your participation is encouraged. Visit www.mccc.edu/mercerfan for contest details, visit the college Instagram site at http://instagram.com/mercercollege, (or @mercercollege, for those already on Instagram) and view -- or post -- photos to #mercerfan.
Monthly Magna Mentor Lunch Series for Faculty. Read details in the flyer here. Questions? Email Jill Marcus at email@example.com.
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