Volunteers are needed for "FAFSA Days," which begin this weekend on the Trenton Campus. Hosted by the Financial Aid Office, "FAFSA Days" (formally known as College Goal Sunday) is a national event focused on urban communities, where prospective students get on-site assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online form in both Spanish and English, free of charge. Sessions will be held Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kerney Hall (snow day Feb. 7); Feb. 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nottingham High School; and Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kerney Hall (snow day Feb. 28). To volunteer, click here. For more information, contact Alice Sheng Chung at ext. 3498, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Melanie Nichole Pollard at ext. 3213, email@example.com.
Exercise classes for students, faculty and staff resume next week. Evening yoga will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, starting Monday, Feb. 2 in PE 225 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and continue through May 7. Zumba returns Tuesdays, starting Feb. 3, noon to 1 p.m. in the gym. Lunchtime yoga will be held Wednesdays, starting Feb. 4, noon to 1 p.m. in the gym through May 6. No classes will be held during Spring Break, the week of March 16-20.
With the theme “Passing the Torch,” the month-long celebration of Black History Month will kick off with Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from noon to 2 p.m. on the West Windsor campus. Adjunct Professor of English Michael Fisher, who serves as a student mentor at the college, will present opening remarks, emphasizing the responsibilities of students as they pursue their higher education goals. Praise dancer Saygbay Govergo will also be featured. Guests will enjoy international cuisine from Hot on the Spot in Trenton. For the full schedule of Black History Month activities, click here.
Mercer will host “Think Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness Night” on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m., in conjunction with women’s and men’s basketball games versus Morris County College. Sponsored by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges and the MCCC Athletic Department, fans are invited to support MCCC basketball and the Breast Cancer Resource Center, YWCA-Princeton. A special ceremony will take place in the gymnasium between games, in addition to raffles for prizes that include tickets to a Princeton University men’s and women’s game, tickets to CATS at Kelsey Theater, and more. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for senior citizens, with proceeds to be donated to BCRC. (MCCC students and children under 12 are free.)
Learn about women in non-traditional careers from Regina Potter of the NJ State Police, who will give a motivational speech about her experiences and pursuing goals on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon in CM110. Lunch will be provided. Advance sign-up and tickets are required for entrance. Please stop by SC201 or PE104 to sign up. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The talents of 63 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer in the "Mercer County Artists 2015" exhibit, which runs from Feb. 2 to 27. The community is invited to an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Read more here.
The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (MCHGRC) will host events each month for MCCC students and the community. During February, the center will present "Movies at Noon." They include “The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton” on Feb. 10; “Romeo Dallaire: Good Man in Hell” on Feb. 17 and “Only a Number” on Feb. 24. The Feb. 10 and 17 films will be shown in the MCHGRC; the Feb. 24 film will be shown in CM110. For the complete list of spring events, click here.
The lecture “Combatting Terrorism in the 21st Century: Securing Our Cyberspace” will be presented by Christopher Rodriguez, New Jersey's director of the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP), on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at noon in CM109. Read more here.
The next meeting of the MCCC Book Club is Thursday, Feb. 26 at noon in the faculty/staff dining room. The group will discuss "Stealing Mona Lisa: A Mystery" by Carson Morton. For more information contact Melinda Struzynski in the Library at ext. 3554, or by email at email@example.com.
Students, faculty, staff and family joined in the graduation celebration of 29 Nursing students, who received their diplomas Jan. 13 and now begin a challenging and rewarding career as health care professionals. Read more here.
The 2015-2016 College Catalog is now in production, with content review and updates being solicited college-wide. Anyone with updates to contribute should contact the Point Person (dean, director, supervisor, coordinator, etc.) for the area involved. That person likely received direct notification for submitting any revisions for their area. For further assistance, contact Brad Kent in Publications at ext. 3772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this video by Dan Parietti profiling the men's basketball team's big comeback victory on the road over Essex County College on Jan. 20. The Vikings, now 14-3, face Manor College at home this Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2 pm; the women face Harcum at noon. Go, Vikings!
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