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February 12, 2016

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Current News

News Clips and Links
'Room Service' Available at Kelsey Theatre This Weekend Mercer Marks Milestone With New Building at JKC Reminders
Jurying for "Mercer County Artists" Exhibit is Saturday The Viking Magazine Now Available Online Mercer in the News
Black History Month Celebration Continues Next Week Latest Edition of News@Mercer Now Available Updates & Info
Ghoulish 'Addams Family' Comes to Kelsey Feb. 26 Transfer and Career Counselors Available for Presentations News Links and Social Media
Coming to Kelsey Theatre Women’s Basketball Is Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Night  
  Storied Coach, Player Is New Women’s Soccer Coach  
  Alumna Ayesha Karim Circles Back to Mercer  

Coming Events

'Room Service' Available at Kelsey Theatre This Weekend
Get ready to laugh! Theatre To Go presents just what's needed to shake off the winter doldrums with "Room Service," a screwball comedy classic that opened on Broadway in 1937 and was made into a popular Marx Brothers film in 1938. The show will be presented tonight through Feb. 21. Read about it here

Jurying for "Mercer County Artists" Exhibit is Saturday
Artists aged 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County are invited to submit their art for consideration for this year’s “Mercer County Artists 2016” exhibition at The Gallery at Mercer. Jurying takes place tomorrow, Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Gallery. Read more here.

Black History Month Celebration Continues Next Week
The MCCC Black History Month celebration continues next week with discussions and activities. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, "Know Your Civil Rights" is the topic of a discussion from 10 a.m. to noon in Kerney Hall. On Thursday, Feb. 18 a panel discussion, "Change Your Thoughts; Change Your Life," will feature MCCC faculty members and staff from noon to 1:15 p.m. in CM 109. On Friday, Feb. 19, JKC invites the community to a Jazz Café as it pays tribute to saxophonist Tommy Gryce with a performance by the Trenton-based Bob Smith Quartet. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. For a full listing of Black History Month activities, click here.

Ghoulish 'Addams Family' Comes to Kelsey Feb. 26
A generation ago, they were the quirkiest, hippest family on television. Today, they are the stars of a Broadway musical that’s coming to Kelsey Theatre. Read more here.





Feb. 12-21: "Room Service"

Feb. 26 to March 6: "The Addams Family"

Kelsey Theatre
2015-16 Schedule


Current News

Mercer Marks Milestone With New Building at JKC
MCCC reached a major milestone toward the completion of a new high-tech education facility in downtown Trenton, with the placement of the final steel beam in the crown of the Trenton Hall Annex today. Read more here.

The Viking Magazine Now Available Online
Check out what's been happening at MCCC! The Winter issue of The Viking magazine is now available online, featuring news, success stories and fall sports wrap-ups. Look for hard copies at locations around campus soon. It's all about our students! Read it here.

Latest Edition of News@Mercer Now Available
The February edition of News@Mercer, the college's monthly newsletter highlighting major accomplishments by students, faculty, and staff, is available here. This e-newsletter goes out to more than 13,000 alumni, community members, and stakeholders each month. See an archive of past editions of News@Mercer here.

Transfer and Career Counselors Available for Presentations
Do you want a Transfer or Career Counselor (or both!) to come speak to your class or attend a special event for your program or department? They are happy to make a visit and inform your students about all the services available at Mercer! To request a counselor to speak to your class, workshop, or special event, click here.

Women’s Basketball Is Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Night
The MCCC women’s basketball team paid tribute to the many women who are fighting breast cancer and the families affected by the disease at MCCC’s sixth annual “Think Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Feb.4. Read more here.

Storied Coach, Player Is New Women’s Soccer Coach
Elyse Diamond will join the athletics staff as head coach for women’s soccer. According to Athletics Director John Simone, Diamond has been part of the college’s athletics network for many years, starting as a 1984 alumna who played two years of Mercer soccer and still holds the record for most goals scored. Read more here.

Alumna Ayesha Karim Circles Back to Mercer
When Ayesha Karim ’07 (A.A., Humanities and Social Science), of West Windsor, attended MCCC in the mid-2000s after graduating from Ewing High School, she knew Mercer was the right place for her. These days, Karim finds herself back at the college in a position to help others just as she was helped: She has joined the staff of the DREAM program as a mentor. Read more here.


February, March and April: MercerOnline Spring Training! The MercerOnline schedule for online training for faculty and staff includes: MO 101/102, Blackboard Training Online, starting Feb. 22, March 7, March 21 and March 28; MO 103, Blackboard Grade Center Training (new users) Feb. 17 and March 30 (noon to 1 p.m.); MO 104, Introduction to the Cloud March 7 (noon to 1 p.m.); MO 105, Introduction to Zoom April 6 (noon to 1 p.m.); and MO 210, Advanced Blackboard Training, Designing and Developing a Hybrid Course April 20 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) For additional details, see the flyer here. To sign up for training sessions, click here. Questions? Call ext. 3389 or e-mail merceronline@mccc.edu.

Through Feb. 20: Lou Draper Exhibit at NYC Gallery. As part of a Black History Month celebration, the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City presents a solo exhibition featuring 75 works by the late Lou Draper, coordinator of MCCC's Photography program from 1982 to 2002. Read more on the gallery's website here.

Feb. 23: Student Activities Blood Drive. You still have a chance to donate blood at Mercer this winter. The Student Activities office is coordinating a drive with the Community Blood Council of New Jersey. The drive takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the back half of the cafeteria. To sign up as a donor, email Jeannette Clugsten at clugstej@mccc.edu.

Exercise Classes Through April 28. Staff and faculty are invited to join with students for yoga and Zumba classes. Evening yoga is Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE 225 and Wednesday yoga is from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym. Zumba classes are on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym. Note: No classes will be held during the week of Spring Break, March 14 to 18.

Assessment Update. A new section on MLink, under Plans & Reports, provides links to the assessment and accreditation pages.  This is the go-to place for all updates and information. Visit the page here.

This Week's Events on MLink ____Full College Calendar____Event Submission Form

Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'The Addams Family' Feb. 26-March 6

Theater: 'Room Service' at West Windsor's Kelsey Theatre

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'Room Service'

Broadway World

Pennington Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Bring Devilish Delight to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre


New Jersey Stage

The Diary of Anne Frank comes to life on stage at Kelsey Theatre


Patch.com (East Windsor, Lawrenceville, Princeton)

Storied Coach and Player Elyse Diamond Is New Coach for MCCC Women's Soccer

The Delightfully Ghoulish "Addams Family" Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 26 to March 6

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Literati (Kelsey Review)

MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries


West Windsor and Plainsboro News

Call for Art


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