Celebration of Black History Month continues tomorrow with “Gospel Fest 2016” at Kelsey Theatre, 3 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. The month closes out Monday with "Heart to Heart," a discussion group for students at JKC facilitated by Career Counselor Linda Ertingu. The group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in Kerney Hall. For a full listing of Black History Month activities, click here.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) launches its "Lunch 'n Learn" series on Monday, Feb. 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in CM126B. Bring your lunch and join Dr. Carol Bork in an engaging discussion about "deep learning" based on Ken Bain's books. For more information click here to see the flyer. Please register on 123Signup at http://www.tinyurl.com/nfaygfp
Mercer County’s director of human services, Marygrace Billek, will outline the county’s aggressive effort to end chronic homelessness in a lecture entitled “The Journey to End Homelessness in Mercer County” on Wednesday, March 2 at noon in CM109. Read more here.
TD Banks has selected the MCCC SMILE/GEAR UP program as part of its "Bring Change" campaign, encouraging customers to donate spare change to initiatives that make a real difference in the community. TD Bank is encouraging everyone to stop by its location at 50 East State Street in Trenton to make a donation. The bank will make a donation in addition to all that is collected. See the TD Bank page here.
Today it’s history, but first it was a young girl’s life. The Pennington Players presents the gripping historic play "The Diary of Anne Frank" at Kelsey Theatre March 11-20. Read more here.
More than 100 artists, friends, students and county officials came out Wednesday night to enjoy the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for Mercer County Artists. It's a visual feast of color and creativity. The show is on display through March 24. Read more here. See the Facebook photos here.
Professor of Visual Arts and Program Coordinator Michael Welliver will be featured in the next show at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum. The exhibit is called "Breath of Fire" and is an all-clay show that showcases work created by 12 artists in the greater Trenton region, including New York City and Philadelphia. The opening reception is March 6 at 4 p.m. Read more here.
A team of high school students from MCCC’s SMILE/GEAR UP program recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the eighth season of CyberPatriot – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition – finishing second in the region. Read more here.
Don't miss the USA Today article that describes the exhibit being prepared by MCCC Horticulture students for the Philadelphia Flower Show, or the Trenton Times article scheduled for this weekend! Volunteers were hard at work this past week on their "NJ Coastal Heritage Trail" exhibit for the show, which runs from March 5-13. Horticulture students have joined forces with Art Club students, who are creating murals for the exhibit, as well as Architecture and Graphic Design students. See the Facebook photos here.
Following a strong recruiting season, the Vikings once again looks to be a national power in Division I baseball, with sights set on the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series. The Vikings open their season Saturday against UConn-Avery Point. Read more here.
The women's basketball team had a tough time coming up with wins this season. But the players still learned a lot and had plenty of court time to improve their skills. Thanks to the Lady Vikes for getting out there each and every game and giving 100 percent. See the photos on Facebook here.
March 7: Next Blackboard Training Sessions. Blackboard Training Online continues March 7, March 21 and March 28. Courses include MO 103, Blackboard Grade Center Training for new users on 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 email@example.com.
April 15: Presidential Inauguration and Gala Scholarship Fundraiser. The college will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration on April 15 with the inauguration of Dr. Jianping Wang as the college’s sixth president, followed by an evening fundraiser gala for student scholarships. The Gala Steering Committee welcomes the donation of high-end items for the silent auction; discounted tickets available for faculty and staff. Contact Michelle Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Read more here.
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.
Through May 5: Student Restaurant Serving Thursday Dinner. Tickets on sale at the Bursar’s Office, SC256 and must be purchased in advance. See sample menu here: www.mccc.edu/hrim. Seating: 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Closed on March 17 for Spring Break. Maximum party size is six guests. Dining will conclude by 7:30 p.m. Tickets are non-refundable and only valid for the specified date. Ticket prices are $8 students/$10 staff/$12 guests.Questions? Email email@example.com.
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.
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