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February 21, 2014

Table of Contents

Coming Events

Current News
News Clips, Links
Black History Month Events Next Week, Closing Ceremony Feb. 27 Horticulture Students Go Buggy for Philly Flower Show Coming Events Reminders
FAFSA Day Tomorrow Student Restaurant Serving Lunch on Mondays Mercer in the News
WPU Hosts Open House Feb. 25 "Vagina Monologues" Benefit To Be Presented by Theatre Program Updates & Info
"Violence Awarness Day" at Holocaust Center Feb. 25 Men's Basketball Team Qualifies For Region 19 Tournament News Links and Social Media
Student Nurse Association Hosts Film Screening Feb. 26    

American Honors Info. Session for High School Students Feb. 27


Faculty Brown Bag Lunch Series Continues Feb. 28

Encore Performance of "Young, Gifted and Black" at Studio Theatre Feb. 28    
Student Activities Hosts "Penny Wars" March 3 to 31    
Veterans Info Session March 4    
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Black History Month Events Next Week, Closing Ceremony Feb. 27
MCCC's celebration of Black History Month continues next week with "Dancing, Believing, Dreaming," a Youth College performance at Kelsey Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., presented by MCCC and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Trenton Alumnae Chapter. In addition, the fourth episode of "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)," will be shown in the Student Center, Room 104 (West Windsor Campus) and Kerney Hall (Trenton Campus) on Monday, Feb. 24, from noon to 11:25 p.m. A Closing Cermony Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. in the West Windsor Campus Cafeteria. See the flyer here. A special encore performance of "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black" will be presented on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre on the West Windsor Campus. Read the updated schedule of Black History Month activities here.

FAFSA Day Tomorrow
FAFSA Day, previously called College Goal Sunday, is an annual event designed to assist low income and first generation students in completing the national application for college financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and providing information on available financial aid resources.  This year the event will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Kerney Hall at the Trenton Campus. Students, as well as staff members interested in volunteering, should register at http://www.njcollegegoalsunday.org/ or contact Alice Chung, chunga@mccc.edu, or Melanie Pollard, pollardm@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.

WPU To Hold Open House Feb. 25
Spread the word to your students. William Paterson University will host an Open House for its bachelor's degree programs on campus Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the West Windsor Campus Cafeteria. Students will have an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and admissions and financial aid representatives. RSVP to Judy Grausso at graussoj@wpunj.edu or 609.570.3358.        

"Violence Awareness Day" at Holocaust Center Feb. 25
Presented by the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, observance of Violence Awareness Day includes screening of the film "Bloody Murder" at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 25. At 4 p.m. a representative of Womanspace of Mercer County will present a lecture and lead a discussion on violence against women. Read more here.


Student Nurses Association Hosts Film Screening Feb. 26
The Student Nurse Association, in partnership with Drexel University's online nursing program, presents a screening of the documentary film "Nurses, If Florence Could See Us Now" on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Kelsey Theatre at 6:30 p.m. See the flyer here.

American Honors Information Session for High School Students Feb. 27
American Honors at Mercer will host an Information Session for high school students on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria on the West Windsor Campus. This Honors program for academically motivated students begins at Mercer in the fall. Read more about it here.

Faculty Brown Bag Lunch Series Continues Feb. 28
The "20-Minute Mentor" Brown Bag Lunch Series continues with "What Can I Legally Tell People Who Call Me About My Students?" on Friday, Feb. 28. All sessions start at noon in CM126B. To view these or other Magna 20-Minute Mentor videos on your own, see the instructions for accessing the series on MLink here. The series continues March 31 with "How Do I Give Feedback that Improves Student Writing?"; and April 14 with "How Do I Address Teasing and Bullying Behavior in the Classroom?"


Encore Performance of "Young, Gifted, Black" at Studio Theatre Feb. 28
The energy and talent was so terrific and the audience response was so great that the MCCC Theatre program has decided to bring the show "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" to the Studio Theatre on the West Windsor Campus for one show only on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and details, click here.

Student Activities Hosts "Penny Wars" March 3 to 31
The Student Activities Office is hosting "Penny Wars" from March 3 to March 31 to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand and its fight against childhood cancer. Stop by SC111 on March 3 to pick up a jar and start collecting pennies -- only pennies! Participants can be individuals, a small group (2-9 people), or a large group (10+ people). Whomever collects the most pennies will win a gift card. The small group and large group that collects the most pennies will win a pizza party on April 8 at noon in SC104. Contact Danielle Garruba at garrubad@mccc.edu with any questions.

Veterans Info Session March 4
Veterans Services will host a Veterans Outreach Information Session on March 4 from noon to 2 p.m. in Kerney Hall on the Trenton Campus. The session is open to all veterans. Representatives from the MCCC Career Training Institute, Disabled American Veterans, Ewing Vet Center, Soldier On, VA Healthcare, and MCCC Veterans Services will be on hand to provide information. In addition, a Mobile Vet Center will be part of the program, providing space for confidential non-medical counseling from Vet Center counselors. See the flyer here.






Feb. 21-March 2: "Master Class"

March 8-23: "Peter Pan"

Kelsey Theatre Announces
2013-14 Season


Current News

Horticulture Students Go Buggy for Philly Flower Show
Since November, Horticulture students have been working with sculptor Carl Hagerty to create seven giant insect topiaries – and a family of beetles – for the college’s exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs from March 1 to 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Read the story here.

Student Restaurant Serving Lunch on Mondays
The HRIM Applied Kitchen Skills Class will be serving lunch on Mondays, from Feb. 24 through May 5 (except March 17), from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in ES111. Tickets may be purchased at the door on a first-come, first served basis. In addition, the Food Prep II class will begin serving lunch and dinner on April 2 through April 23. Seating times for these lunches are from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and seating for dinner will be from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Bursar's Office in late March, subject to availability.

"Vagina Monologues" Benefit To Be Presented by Theatre Program
The Theatre Program will shine a spotlight on the continuing plague of violence against women during Women’s History Month in March. Theatre and Entertainment Technology students team up to present Eve Ensler’s "The Vagina Monologues" at MCCC’s Trenton Campus on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Kerney Hall, 102 North Broad Street. Read more here.

Men's Basketball Team Qualifies for Region 19 Tournament
The Vikings men's basketball team has qualified for the post season with their win against Penn JV on Monday night. They face Del Tech Stanton away in the first round Feb. 24. The team donned pink warm-up shirts and socks for their game versus Burlington County College on Feb. 6 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Night. They led for most of the high energy contest, winning 66-60. See the Facebook photos here.

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March 1: Gallery Calls for Entries for "Mercer County Artists 2014." 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 2014” exhibition at The Gallery at Mercer. Jurying takes place on Saturday, March 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Gallery. Read more here.

March 3: Deadline for "Who's Who" Submissions. Faculty and staff are asked for their assistance in nominating deserving students for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges based on their leadership and service. See the nomination details and form here. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Garruba at garrubad@mccc.edu.

March 12, April 2 and May 7: HiTOPS Health Services in Trenton. Services include general health screenings, blood pressure checks, health counseling, family planning counseling, and screening for depression and eating disorders. No appointment necessary; valid student ID required. See the flyer here.

March 27: "Spring Into Student Success!" Scholarship Fundraiser. Spread the word to friends and neighbors! Tickets are now on sale for the MCCC Foundation's "Spring Into Student Success!" scholarship fundraiser, to be held Thursday, March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mercer Oaks. Discount tickets are available for faculty and staff: $100 per ticket for you and a guest. Donations of silent auction items are welcome. Read the event details here.

Career Services Presents Spring Workshops. A series of eight free workshops will be offered by Career Services (SC201) for MCCC students and the public. These sessions will provide tips for success and job search tools. See the full schedule here.

Through May 13: Yoga and Zumba Classes. Evening yoga with Tracy is held every Monday and Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in PE225 from through May 12. (No class March 17 or March 20.) Lunchtime yoga with Helen is held every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., in the gym through May 7. (No class March 19.) Zumba is every Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., in the gym through May 13. (No class March 18 and 20.) For more information, call Student Activities at ext. 3435.

April 1: Spring Job Fair. MCCC will host its annual Spring Job Fair on Tuesday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center on the West Windsor Campus.  (The fair is open to the general public, in addition to MCCC students.)  Area employers who would like to set up an employee recruitment table should contact Letrice Thomas in MCCC’s Career and Transfer Services office by emailing thomasl@mccc.edu.

Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Pennington Players present 'Master Class' at Kelsey Theatre

Extreme winter weather affecting some solar panels' energy output, maintenance, officials said

Broadway World

Photo Flash: MASTER CLASS Opens Tonight at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Central Jersey Sun-News

Mercer County to host Economic Summit on Feb. 27

Registration now open for MCCC summer camps

“To Be Young, Gifted and Black” encore performance at Mercer County College Studio Theatre


Registration Under Way for MCCC Summer Camps

MCCC Celebrates 25 Years of Student Scholarship Support During "Spring Into Student Success!" Fundraiser March 27

Time to Fly with “Peter Pan” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre

MCCC to Host American Honors Information Session for High School Students Feb. 27

Hamilton Observer

Township scientist to give lecture


Hunterdon County Democrat

Mercer County Clerk's Office to offer seminar outlining duties of a notary public


Four TCA students win scholarships honoring Hamilton soldier's memory


Windsor-Hights Herald

Gallery seeking entries for Mercer County Artists 2014 Calling local artists!


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