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February 13, 2015

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Events and Announcements

Current News

Reminders, News Clips and Links
Black History Month Events Next Week

“Mercer County Artists” Award Winners Announced


Presidents Day Luncheon for Veterans and Supporters Feb. 16

Registration is Under Way for MCCC Summer Camps Mercer in the News
Holocaust Center Presents Film Feb. 17 Students Pack Student Center for Spring Club Day News Links and Social Media
International Student Transfer Workshop Feb. 17 Soccer Player Honored at
Women in Sports Day
Updates & Info
Rider Transfer Workshop for Business Students Feb. 18 Sophomores Shine in Final Men's Home Basketball Game  
Terrorism in Cyberspace is Lecture Topic Feb. 18    
Volunteers Needed for FAFSA Days Feb. 21    

Health and Wellness Seminar March 2

Coming to Kelsey Theatre



Coming Events

Black History Month Events Next Week
A “Black Men’s Solution Summit” will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kerney Hall, a conversation that will focus on the roles and responsibilities of today’s black men individually and in the family. Also at Kerney Hall is “African American Authors” on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m., and MCCC’s Youth College students, ages 12 to 18, will be featured in a “Variety Show” on Saturday, Feb. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. For the full schedule of Black History Month activities, click here.

Presidents Day Luncheon for Veterans and Supporters Feb. 16
The Veterans Services Office invites the college community to a President’s Day Lunch on Monday, Feb. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in SC104. The event is the first hosted by the Veterans Services Office this semester and is an opportunity for fellowship among veterans, their families and their supporters at Mercer.

Holocaust Center Presents Film Feb. 17
As part of its February "Movies at Noon," the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (MCHGRC) presents “Romeo Dallaire: Good Man in Hell” on Feb.  17 and “Only a Number” on Feb. 24.  The Feb. 17 film will be shown in the MCHGRC; the Feb. 24 film will be shown in CM110. For the complete list of spring events, click here.

International Student Transfer Workshop Feb. 17
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, international students are invited to a transfer workshop featuring a panel of international student advisors from NJ colleges. The workshop takes place at noon in SC 211. Lunch will be served. (Co-sponsored by Transfer Services and International Student Services.)

Rider Transfer Workshop for Business Students Feb. 18
Spread the word to Business students! On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Rider University presents “I Have an Associate in Business, Now What?” Rider will describe its transfer agreements in Supply Chain Management, Finance, and Computer Information Systems. This workshop takes place at noon in CM110. Lunch will be served. (Co-sponsored by Business Division & Transfer Services.)

Terrorism in Cyberspace is Lecture Topic Feb. 18
“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.

Accenture Returns with Career Series for Students Starting Feb. 20
Spread the word to students. The "Skills for Career Success" series, offered by volunteers from Accenture, starts Friday, Feb. 20. Students will learn key skills to help them gain employment and excel in their careers after Mercer. Sessions are held every Friday through May 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is necessary. Students should contact Drew Daddio at daddiod@mccc.edu or Michael Glass at glassm@mccc.edu. The workshop series is free and open to all students.

Volunteers Needed for FAFSA Day Feb. 21
Volunteers are needed for the remaining "FAFSA Day" Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Kerney Hall (snow day Feb. 28). Hosted by the Financial Aid Office, "FAFSA Days" (formally known as College Goal Sunday) is a national initiative 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. To volunteer, click here. For more information, contact Alice Sheng Chung at ext. 3498, chunga@mccc.edu, or Melanie Nichole Pollard at ext. 3213, pollardm@mccc.edu.

Health and Wellness Seminar March 2
Health and Wellness Seminar “Stepping Stones to Wellness -- Mind, Body and Spirit” with Life Coach Sally Jones will be held Monday, March 2 in SC104 from noon to 1 p.m. A healthy lunch will be served. The program is open to all students, staff and faculty and is sponsored by the Leadership Education and Development Program, L.E.A.D. If you have any questions about this event or the L.E.A.D. Program, contact Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu.





Feb. 6-15: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Feb. 20 to March 1: Lend Me a Tenor

Kelsey Theatre
2014-15 Season


Current News

“Mercer County Artists” Award Winners Announced
The Mercer County arts community came out in force to view the rich and varied works of fellow artists at the Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception for “Mercer County Artists 2015” on Feb. 4. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 27. Read more here.

Registration is Under Way for MCCC Summer Camps
Planning is under way for the summer camp season at MCCC, which begins June 22. “A Treasure of Fun” is the theme of MCCC’s popular programs for children ages 6 to 17, and families have the option to register children for the entire summer or for one of the college’s monthly or weekly programs. Information sessions for Camp College will be held Feb. 14, March 21 and April 25 on the West Windsor campus from noon to 2 p.m. Read more here.

Students Pack Student Center for Spring Club Day
Feb. 4 was a day for students to see what Mercer clubs have to offer -- from the Drama Club to the Criminal Justice Club to Hospitality. See the Facebook photos here. See the video created by MCCC TV student Addison Wilker here.

Soccer Player Honored at Women in Sports Day
Samantha Hirthler played two seasons of stellar defense for the Mercer women’s soccer team. On Feb. 1, her efforts were rewarded as the student athlete representing MCCC at Women in Sports Day. Read more here.

Sophomores Shine in Final Men's Home Basketball Game
On Sophomore Night, the Mercer men's basketball team won their 11th game in a row to move to 19-3 on the season with a 70-63 win over Raritan. The sophomores shined on their final home game as David Johnson had a game-high 34 points and Petar Milivojevic added 8 points in the win. Tyliek Kimbrough had 7 points, 9 rebounds and 6 steals and Mustafa El-Amin dished out 7 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds in the win. The men finish their season with three games on the road before the Region 19 tournament Feb. 26. The Lady Vikings basketball team play two more on the road before their final game of the season, at home, against Manor Feb. 18.


Feb. 26: MCCC Book Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. 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 struzynm@mccc.edu.

Through May 7: Student Restaurant. Tickets are now available for the HRIM "Applied Kitchen Skills" student restaurant. Lunch will be served weekly through Thursday, May 7 in ES111 (except March 19 during Spring Break) . Seatings are from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $12 for outside guests and can be purchased in the Bursar's office (SC256) on the West Windsor campus.

Through April 1: Student Scholarship Applications. The Office for College Advancement is now accepting scholarship applications from students through the M-Scholarship online system. The deadline for graduating students is April 1; the deadline for continuing students is Sept. 15. Please encourage students to apply for scholarship support. The scholarship portal can be found on MCCC’s main page and at www.mccc.edu/scholarships. You may view a list of available scholarships organized by area of study at http://www.mccc.edu/pdf/scholarships_by-area-of-study.pdf. Please note that you may be asked to furnish letters of recommendation as students complete their applications. View an M-Scholarship video created by Television students Adrian Colón, Robert Rowley and
Mona Saroya here.

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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times/NJ.com

Fine Arts: 'Mercer County Artists 2015' exhibit at MCCC features broad spectrum of work

MCCC now accepting students for Spring later-starting courses


Stars aligning for Mercer County CC basketball


“Mercer County Artists” Award Winners Announced; Exhibit on Display at MCCC Gallery through Feb. 27

Enrollment Open at MCCC for Later-Starting Spring Classes


Broadway World

Mercer County Artists Award Announced

Bucks County Courier Times

What's happening on the local theater scene this week

The Intelligencer

What's happening on the local art scene this week


Ellarslie exhibits are black and white and red all over


New Business, Tech Certficate Programs Available at MCCC Center for Continuing Studies

Enrollment Open at MCCC for Later-Starting Spring Classes

Steamboat Today

Strings Music Festival partners with WWFM and West Slope FM for new radio programming


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Antisocial Network: Online Terrorism


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