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February 22, 2013

Table of Contents

Coming Events

Current News
News Clips, Links
Mercer Alumna to Lecture on Family & Patient-Centered Care Feb. 26 Yevgeniy Fiks Lectures on His Art at University of Kentucky Coming Events Reminders

LinkedIn Workshop Feb. 26

Workshops Scheduled for Launch of Colleague Student System Mercer In the News This Week
Dr. Guy Generals to Lead Book Discussion Feb. 27 PTA Bake Sales Establish Helping Tradition Updates & Info
Black History Month Closing Ceremonies Feb. 28 Alumni Success: Senior Art Director Jim Smith News Links and Social Media
Two-Day Sale at Mercer Bookstore Feb. 28 and March 1   How to Submit Your News
Career and Transfer Workshop March 5    
Lecture to Focus on Court Access for Non-Native English Speakers March 7    
Holocaust Center to Host Workshop March 7    
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Mercer Alumna to Lecture on Family and Patient-Centered Care Feb. 26
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.

LinkedIn Workshop to be Held Feb. 26
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 lafrancg@mccc.edu.

Dr. Guy Generals to Lead Book Discussion Feb. 27
Dr. Guy Generals, vice president of academic affairs, will offer a fireside chat and panel discussion on the novel “The Warmth of Other Suns,” at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, Kerney Hall, Trenton Campus.

Black History Month Closing Ceremonies Feb. 28
Closing ceremonies will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 28, starting at noon, at the Student Center cafeteria on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus. The celebration will include performances by two dance troupes -- one that will perform African numbers and another that will do modern dance routines. Speakers will include MCCC President Patricia Donohue and Vice President for Academic Affairs Guy Generals. According to AASO Advisor Lucia Brown-Joseph, the theme of the day will be linking the past with the future. Lunch will be served, including traditional dishes.

Two-Day Sale at Mercer Bookstore Feb. 28 and March 1
The Mercer Bookstore will offer a 20 percent off sale Feb. 28 and March 1 on selected items, including hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, backpacks, and all clearance items. View the flyer here.

Transfer & Career Services Workshop March 5
Transfer & Career Services will be hosting a FOCUS-2 Workshop. FOCUS-2 is an online test that students can take to help them select a major and get information on careers. This test is free for Mercer students. The workshop will be held in BS320 on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from noon to 12:45 p.m. Questions? Contact Letrice Thomas at thomasl@mccc.edu or at ext. 3397.

Lecture to Focus on Court Access for Non-Native English Speakers March 7
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.

Holocaust Center to Host Workshop March 7
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.



Feb. 22-24: The Band and Music from Big Pink

March 1-10: Avenue Q


The 2012-13 Kelsey Season: "In The Pink"


Current News

Yevgeniy Fiks Lectures on His Art at University of Kentucky
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.

Project NASA Workshops
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


PTA Bake Sales Establish Helping Tradition
The PTA Club, which numbers approximately 20 active members, held a bake sale this week to help a classmate whose son has been diagnosed with a rare, but severe, food allergy. The club has established a tradition of raising funds for worthy causes, a goal that will follow them into the Physical Therapist Assistant field once they graduate. Read the story here.

Alumni Success: Senior Art Director Jim Smith
MCCC alum and former Publications employee Jim Smith credits the two degrees he earned at Mercer as the start of his successful career as a senior art director, recording artist, and music producer. Read his story here.

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Updates & Info

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Project NASA Updates   The MCCC Organization Chart


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This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar
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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 foundation@mccc.edu 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 garrubad@mccc.edu.

Mercer in the News This Week


WEST WINDSOR: Horticulture Expo at MCCC, March 15-17

MCCC Basketball Players Lend Support to YWCA Princeton's Breast Cancer Resource Center


Robert Joe Lee to Discuss State Efforts to Provide Equal Rights in Court for Non-English Speakers in Lecture March 7 at MCCC

MCCC Basketball Players Lend Support to YWCA Princeton's Breast Cancer Resource Center

Trenton Times:

Mercer County Community College proposes hikes in tuition and fees

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