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March 15, 2013

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Coming Events

Current News
Reminders,
News Clips, Links
Transfer & Career Services Offers Two Workshops March 26 High School Horticulture Expo This Weekend at MCCC Coming Events Reminders

Deadline for Holocaust Center Student Writing Contest April 1

Alumni Share Stories at Women's Empowerment Day Mercer In the News This Week
Mercer County Artists at MCCC Gallery Through April 4 Professor Higgins Returns to Ireland to Study Poverty Updates & Info
Deadline for Study Abroad Proposals April 5

"Suit Up for Success" Workshop Offers Practical Lessons

News Links and Social Media

Goodkin to Speak at Holocaust Remembrance Day April 9

In Memorium: Long-time MCCC Soccer Coach Bill Drake

How to Submit Your News
Coming to Kelsey Theatre Geography, History and Art Meet at MCCC Gallery  
  Aviation Faculty Interviewed on Federal Budget Cuts, Impacts  
  MCCC Class Reaches Out to Macedonia  

Coming Events

Transfer & Career Services Offers Two Workshops March 26
Tell your students that Transfer and Career Services will be hosting a "Careers in Fashion Workshop" on Tuesday, March 26, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in LA213. Mercer’s Fashion Program Coordinator Allegra Ceci will be speaking at this workshop. Transfer and Career Services will also host a transfer workshop for those graduating with a Liberal Arts degree on March 26 from noon to 12:45pm in ET216.
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Deadline for Holocaust Center Student Writing Contest April 1
To honor the memory of longtime MCCC Professor Saul Goldwasser, the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center and Professor Goldwasser's family have initiated a writing contest for MCCC students. Students may write in prose, poetry or script (play) while exploring any of the following topics: An Individual Rescuer Who I Admire; Why Become an Upstander; Bullying Is Not a Game; Diversity: Our Country’s Secret of Success; and Raoul Wallenberg. Entries are due by April 1, should be no more than three typed pages, and submitted to the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, 1200 Old Trenton Road; West Windsor, NJ 08550-3407. Read more here.
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Mercer County Artists at MCCC Gallery Through April 4
Members of the local arts community and their supporters were out in force at the awards reception for "Mercer County Artists 2013" on March 13. The exhibit runs through April 4 at the MCCC Gallery. See some images from the opening on Facebook here.
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Deadline for Study Abroad Proposals April 5
Are you interested in taking students abroad in 2014?  All you need is an idea!  Successful faculty have led trips to Costa Rica, South Africa, Italy, and France. If this is something that interests you, the Study Abroad office is taking faculty proposals from now until April 5.  Just complete the questions outlined in this proposal form and return it to the Study Abroad office, BS109, by April 5th.
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Dr. Vera Goodkin to Speak at Holocaust Remembrance Day April 9
Dr. Vera Goodkin, MCCC professor emeritus who escaped the Holocaust with the help of famed rescuer Raoul Wallenberg, will offer a presentation in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center. Read more here.
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March 15-24: Gypsy

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

 

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Current News

High School Horticulture Expo This Weekend at MCCC
Mercer staff, faculty and students are invited to enjoy the Horticulture Expo, taking place at the college this weekend. More than 500 high school students from across the state will participate.  The event is coordinated by Horticulture Program Coordinator Amy Ricco and the NJ Department of Agriculture. The event is open to the public. Read the details here.

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Alumni Share Stories at Women's Empowerment Day
Five female Mercer alumni shared their stories of overcoming challenges and, ultimately, success as part of Women’s Empowerment Day, held March 6 at the Trenton Campus. Read their stories here.
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Professor Higgins Returns to Ireland to Study Poverty
MCCC Associate Professor of History Padhraig Higgins spent the fall semester in Dublin, Ireland, at his alma mater, Trinity College, on a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. During his fellowship, Higgins researched social policy related to poverty in 18th century Dublin. Read the story here.
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"Suit Up for Success" Workshop Offers Practical Lessons
Students in MCCC’s Career Training Institute (CTI) got some lessons that will resonate long after they leave Mercer in pursuit of jobs and further education.  Approximately 100 students attended a morning-long Career Workshop on March 1 in Kerney Hall to learn practical tips that lead to job success. They also had an opportunity to select business attire to prepare for job interviews and careers. Read the story here.
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In Memorium: Long-time MCCC Soccer Coach Bill Drake
Bill Drake, 85, MCCC women's soccer and softball coach for more than a decade, passed away Tuesday, March 5, at St. Francis Compassionate Care. He also spent many years instructing at MCCC summer camps. Bill's special accomplishments over the years include inductions into the Kearny Soccer Hall Fame, Mercer County Soccer Hall of Fame, USSSA Hall of Fame, and MCCC Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year (Soccer). Read the obituary here.
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Geography, History and Art Meet at MCCC Gallery
The close partnership between the college and the county of Mercer was on display when the MCCC Gallery hosted “Mapping Mercer,” an exhibit that used historical maps, birds-eye views, and other map-related materials to examine some of Mercer County’s illustrious history. Read the story here.

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Aviation Faculty Interviewed on Federal Budget Cuts, Impacts
Joan Jones and Judy Stillwagon, of MCCC’s Aviation Flight Technology program, were interviewed by Oren Liebermann, a reporter with CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Eyewitness News team, regarding the impact of how federal budget cuts on their operations out of Trenton-Mercer Airport. The segment was part of the news program that aired March 14.  See the clip here.
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MCCC Class Reaches Out to Macedonia
Professor Laura Sosa and her Global Business class had an opportunity to reach out to Macedonian students and their professor via streaming video on March 11.  It was a trial run in preparation for a trip Professors Sosa and Doug Fee will take to Macedonia in early April to teach there while their lectures are streamed back to their students at Mercer. Read the story here.
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Updates & Info

Marketing & Communications
Style Guide

The WWC Cafe menu

Project NASA Updates   The MCCC Organization Chart

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Reminders __
This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar
____Event Submission Form

Now through May 3: Student-Run Restaurant Open for Business. Culinary students will prepare and serve lunch in the WWC Culinary Center 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.

March 21: WWFM Free Bach Concert. WWFM The Classical Network will present a free concert to honor the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach Thursday, March 21, at The Princeton Theological Seminary’s Miller Chapel at 7 p.m. The evening will feature performances by Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia-based Baroque Orchestra, and Renée Anne Louprette, organist at Trinity Church Wall Street. The program will be broadcast live on WWFM. Details here.

Through March 29: Colleague Student System Workshops. The Colleague Student System launched March 4 for credit student summer registration. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a demonstration session to learn how students will register via the new system. These sessions are 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:

  • 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

March 23: High School Student Talent Competition. Mercer County high school students are invited to participate in a talent competition on Saturday, March 23 at noon in Kerney Hall. The competition is hosted by the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, in affiliation with the Youth College program of Mercer County Community College. The deadline for entry is Monday, March 18. Read the story here.

March 25: Deadline for Proposals for IPIC Conference Presentations. The Instructional and Professional Improvement Committee (IPIC) will host a full-day conference at the MCCC Conference Center dedicated to teaching and learning on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and has issued a call for proposals for conference sessions. Sessions will be organized along three tracks: engaged learning, problem-based learning, and online learning. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 25. Please use this link for submissions or click here for more information.

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 at Mercer Oaks. If you have items to donate, please email foundation@mccc.edu or call Charlene Edwards at ext. 3659.

April 17: Explore Mercer Open House. From Savita Bambhrolia: Mercer's Spring Open House will be held on Wednesday, April 17, starting at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. All programs and departments are invited to participate in this major recruitment event.

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, 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.

May 15: Deadline for Submissions to Kelsey Review 2013. Kelsey Review Editor Edward Carmien, MCCC professor of English, invites writers and artists to submit work for consideration for the 2013 edition of Kelsey Review, which will be published and distributed this fall. The submission deadline is May 15. Read the details here.
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Mercer in the News This Week

CentralJersey.com:

WWFM to Host Free Bach Concert

MCCC to Host “Spring Into Student Success” Fundraiser April 4

'Avenue Q': Outrageous, puppet fun at Kelsey Theatre

 

Patch.com:

WWFM to Host Free Bach Concert

 

NJ 101.5:

Mercer County Community College Career Day

 


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