Stephanie Pratico, children’s special needs and family care expert at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), will present a lecture at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the CM107. The talk, “Patient and Family Centered Care,” is part of the college’s Spring Distinguished Lecture Series. Pratico is a 1989 MCCC graduate. Read more about the lecture here.
Asma Taqi will present a "LinkedIn Workshop" on Tuesday, Feb. 26 for all those who want to expand their professional connections. The event is designed for both students and staff and will be held at noon in LB 204. If you have any questions, call Gail LaFrance at ext. 3399 or email email@example.com.
Robert Joe Lee, former manager of the New Jersey Judiciary’s Language Access Program, will give a lecture entitled “Ensuring Access to the Courts for Non-English Speakers,” at noon on Thursday, March 7, in CM109. Lee worked for the NJ Judiciary for 30 years, until his retirement in 2008. Starting out as a research associate in the Probation Division, Lee staffed the Supreme Court Task Force on Interpreter and Translation Services. He went on to manage the state’s program to ensure equal access to the courts for non-English speakers. Read more here.
The descendant of a Holocaust survivor will offer a professional development workshop on using the documentary film “Only a Number” in Holocaust curriculum at the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center at 4:30 p.m. on March 7. Josh Besserman, a graduate of Rider University’s School Counseling program and coordinator of the 21st Century Program for Pemberton Township Schools, presents the workshop. The focus will be on how to integrate the award-winning documentary into middle and high school curriculum. "Only a Number” follows Josh’s father, Steve Besserman, as he traces his mother’s journey of survival through the Holocaust. Josh Besserman will show parts of the film as he discusses the use of the study guide. For more information, click here.
MCCC Fine Arts Professor Yevgeniy Fiks enjoyed some Southern hospitality, along with a warm reception to his art,
when he visited the University of Kentucky in early February. He notes the audience was particularly interested in how he connects his art of Cold War history. Read the story here.
The Colleague Student System is scheduled to launch March 4 for credit student summer registration. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a demonstration session to learn how students will access the new system to register. These sessions are geared for students and faculty/staff who will assist students in registering using the My Mercer Portal/Web Advisor. Demonstration sessions will be held at noon on the following days (registration not required):
- Monday, Feb. 25, JKC Kerney Hall
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, CM108
- Thursday, Feb. 28, CM109
- Tuesday, March 5, JKC Kerney Hall
- Thursday, March 7, CM108
- Friday, March 8, CM108
- Wednesday, March 13, CM108
- Thursday, March 14, CM108
- Wednesday, March 20, SC104 (Note: Start time is 10 a.m.)
- Tuesday, March 26, CM108
- Wednesday, March 27, JKC Kerney Hall
- Friday, March 29, CM108
This Week's Events
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Through Feb. 28: Black History Month Activities. Most events are free and open to the public. Read the full schedule here.
Now through May 3: Student-run Restaurant Open for Business. Culinary students will prepare and serve lunch every Friday through May 3 (except for March 22). Seatings are from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals are $10 for staff and $12 for outside visitors. Tickets are available in the Accounting Office, AD128. See the flyer here for details.
Feb. 23: Jurying for Mercer County Artists 2011. Artists are asked to submit entries between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the MCCC Gallery. The exhibit runs from March 5 to April 4, with an opening reception and awards presentation on March 13, 5 to 7:30 p.m. See prospectus and more information here or call ext. 3589.
April 4: Spring into Student Success. The Office of College Advancement seeks high-end items for the silent auction, which is held in conjunction with the college's main fundraisng event, Spring Into Student Success on April 4 in the Mercer Oaks Golf Club banquet room. If you have items to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Charlene Edwards at ext. 3659.
Fitness classes through May 2. Zumba with Colleen is every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2 (including spring break) in FA129, noon to 1 p.m.; yoga classes will be held every Wednesday with Helen through May 1 in the gym, noon to 1 p.m.; and evening yoga classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays, starting Monday, Feb. 11 in FA129, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes are free and are open to students, alumni, staff and faculty!
For more information, contact Danielle Garruba at ext. 3412 or email email@example.com.
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