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March 11, 2016

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Events and Announcements

Current News

News Clips and Links
High School Horticulture Expo Continues Through Saturday Critical Incident Drill at West Windsor Campus on Monday Reminders
AAWCC’s Harriet Tubman Tribute Tomorrow at Kelsey Theatre MCCC Display Takes Silver Award at Philly Flower Show Mercer in the News
Coming to Kelsey Theatre Latest Edition of News@Mercer Now Available Updates & Info
  Two More Baseball Players Named Players of the Week News Links and Social Media

Coming Events

High School Horticulture Expo Continues Through Saturday
Take some time to welcome spring today and tomorrow as high schoolers from around the state present their floral and plant arrangements at Mercer as part of the High School Horticulture Expo. This is the fifth year that the college's Horticulture Program and the NJ Depatment of Agriculture have teamed up to host the event. The public is invited. More here.

AAWCC’s Harriet Tubman Tribute Tomorrow at Kelsey Theatre
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the MCCC chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges will present “Miss Adda’s House,” an original play written as a tribute to Harriet Tubman. It will be presented Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. The play features MCCC colleagues Lucia Brown-Joseph, Pam Price, Stefanie Williams, Tonia Harrison, Veronica Werner, Shana Burnett, Latasha White, and Monica Weaver. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Bursar’s office on the West Windsor Campus, SC 256, or at the door on the day of the show. Proceeds will be added to a scholarship fund for MCCC students. Read more here.





March 11-20: "The Diary of Anne Frank"

April 1-10: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Kelsey Theatre
2015-16 Schedule


Current News

Critical Incident Drill at West Windsor Campus on Monday
From Michael Flaherty, Commanding Officer College Safety & Security: On Monday, March 14, the Office of College Safety and Security will be conducting “Active Shooter” training exercises on the West Windsor Campus. The drill will be a multi-jurisdictional response from police agencies and emergency medical technicians throughout Mercer County.

On the morning of March 14, we will be conducting realistic simulations involving responses to active shooter situations on campus. These exercises will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. The exercises will include realistic shooting scenarios, victim rescue and stabilization (EMT Rescue Task Force) and the public relations response to a critical incident. Safety officers will be deployed throughout the area to assist staff and faculty. They will be easily identifiable, as they will be attired in traffic vests.

THIS IS AN EXERCISE and PREPAREDNESS DRILL only. We appreciate your cooperation

MCCC Display Takes Silver Award at Philly Flower Show
Horticulture students and faculty had an amazing week at the The Philadelphia Flower Show. They earned a Silver Award in the Education Category for their NJ Coastal Trail, which feautres a 22-foot lighthouse, a boardwalk surrounded by dunes, a Cape May Butterfly Garden, and animal topiaries. The show continues through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. See a Facebook photo of Prof. Amy Ricco with a model of the exhibit built by MCCC Architecture students here.

Latest Edition of News@Mercer Now Available
The March edition of News@Mercer, the college's monthly newsletter highlighting major accomplishments by students, faculty, and staff, is available here. This e-newsletter goes out to more than 13,000 alumni, community members, and stakeholders each month. See an archive of past editions of News@Mercer here.

Two More Baseball Players Named Players of the Week
For the second time in as many weeks, players from the Vikings baseball team are getting noticed in the region -- and the nation. Following the selection of pitcher Cody Astbury as last week’s Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC ) Player of the Week, freshman shortstop Vinny Vaccone was named for the current week. In addition, freshman Andrew DiPiazza was named GSAC Pitcher of the Week. And the National Junior College Athletic Association announced yesterday that all three were named as national picks. Read more here.


March 7: Next Blackboard Training Sessions. Upcoming online Blackboard Training courses include MO 103, Blackboard Grade Center Training for new users on March 30 (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 merceronline@mccc.edu.

Through March 24: Mercer County Artists at MCCC Gallery. It's a visual feast of color and creativity featuring 55 artists and 69 works. The exhibit is closed for the week of spring break. Read more here. See the Facebook photos here.

April 2: FASFA Days.You can still volunteer to help Mercer County students complete their FAFSA forms. Mercer will host another FAFSA event Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus. For more information and for student and volunteer registration, visit the MCCC website here. Questions? Contact Alice Chung at ext. 3498 or via email at chunga@mccc.edu.

April 4: 'Lunch 'n Learn' with Harry Bittner. The Center for Teaching and Learning continues its 'Lunch 'n Learn' series with a presentation by instructor Harry Bittner, Business & Technology Division, on April 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in CM126B. Bittner will discuss the 3D printer, including a brief history, the technology behind it, and the benefits and challenges this technology presents. Bring your lunch and join your colleagues! Click here to see the flyer. Please register on 123Signup at http://www.tinyurl.com/nfaygfp.

April 14: IPIC Symposium. A symposium will be held Thursday, April 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center featuring Fidel Wilson, Assistant Professor of Counseling at Brookdale Community College. He will present "Fostering Faculty-Student Interaction with Black Males in the Classroom." To learn more and to register, click here.

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 are available for faculty and staff. Contact Michelle Hoffman at hoffmanm@mccc.edu for more information. Read more here.

April 24: Deadline for proposals for MCCC's Fall 2016 IPIC Conference. The "Engaging Learners in the 21st Century," onference takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The keynote address will be presented by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. For more details and to submit your proposal, click 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 April 30: "Breath of Fire" pottery show featuring MCCC Art Professor Welliver continues at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum. More here.

Through May 5: Student Restaurant Serving Wednesday, Thursday Dinners. Tickets are on sale at the Bursar’s Office, SC256 and must be purchased in advance. See sample menu here: www.mccc.edu/hrim. Wednesday seating, 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Thursday seating, 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Closed on March 16-17 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 benowitf@mccc.edu.

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.

This Week's Events on MLink ____Full College Calendar____Event Submission Form

Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

MCPCA holds Caring Awards Breakfast

West Windsor police to host critical incident exercise

Police to conduct critical incident exercise

MCCC to host filmmaker today

Broadway World

The Pennington Players to Bring THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

High School Horticulture Expo to Return to MCCC Next Weekend

New York Times

Things to Do in New Jersey, March 12 Through 27


eCampus News

Qwickly Attendance integrates with Blackboard Learn

Lancaster Online

Who's News

Patch.com (East Windsor, Lawrenceville, Princeton)

MCCC's AAWCC Chapter Celebrates Women's History Month with Tribute to Harriet Tubman March 12

MDL Internships Reinforce Career Goals for Two MCCC Science Students

The Observer

New leader at Holy Cross/St. Anthony’s

Style Weekly

VMFA Acquires Work By Richmond-Born Photographer Louis Draper

West Windsor & Plainsboro News

Awards for Art

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