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March 1, 2013

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Coming Events

Current News
Reminders,
News Clips, Links
Mercer County Artists 2013 Exhibit Opens March 5 Students Present on Internships at Genesis Biotechnology Group Coming Events Reminders

William Paterson University Open House March 6

Pajama-Clad Faculty Members to Present at National Conference Mercer In the News This Week
Women's Empowerment Day at Trenton Campus March 6 Men's Basketball in Regional Finals; Posts Big Win in Quarterfinals Updates & Info
Advisory Commission Dinner March 13

Chemistry and Cohesion Will Be Key to MCCC Baseball’s Success

News Links and Social Media
Career & Transfer Services Host Job Fair March 13 College Goal Sunday a Big Success at Trenton Campus How to Submit Your News
"Fugitive Safe Surrender" Is Topic of Lecture March 13 Workshop Focuses on LinkedIn for Career Development  
Horticulture Expo March 15-17 Holocaust Survivor Jasha Levi Speaks at Holocaust Center  
Deadline for Proposals for IPIC Conference Presentations March 25 High School Students Invited to Enter Talent Competition at Trenton Campus
 
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Mercer County Artists 2013 Exhibit Opens March 5
The talents of 88 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer in the exhibit, "Mercer County Artists 2013," which runs from March 5 to April 4. Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. View photos and read story here.
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William Paterson University Open House March 6
Studnets can learn more about the William Paterson program at Mercer during an open house on Wednesday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center/Cafeteria, West Windsor campus. Majors include Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies, Management, and Psychology. Faculty, staff, admissions, and financial aid representatives will be on hand. To RSVP or for more information, contact Judy Grausso at graussoj@wpunj.edu, or at ext. 3358.
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Women's Empowerment Day at Trenton Campus March 6
The Trenton Campus will celebrate Women's Empowerment Day on Wednesday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in Kerney Hall. The program includes alumni who will speak about their journey to success. For more information, contact Linda Ertingu at ext. 3165 or Kim Bowser at ext. 3110.
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Advisory Commission Dinner March 13
MCCC's Advisory Commission secretaries are urged to save the date for the bi-annual Advisory Commission Dinner on Wednesday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center, West Windsor campus. Formal invitations will be sent shortly. For more information, contact Doris Geck at geckd@mccc.edu.
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Career & Transfer Services Hosts Job Fair March 13
The Transfer & Career Services office will host a Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, March 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SC104, West Windsor campus. Employers will be recruiting for jobs and internships. Students are asked to wear appropriate business attire and bring a current copy of their resume. This job fair is free to attend for all students, staff, and community members. For more information contact Gail LaFrance in SC201 at ext. 3399.
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"Fugitive Safe Surrender" Is Topic of Lecture March 13
New Jersey’s Fugitive Safe Surrender Program will be the topic of a lecture on Wednesday, March 13 at noon in CM109. Read details of the lecture here. The full schedule of spring lectures is available here.
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Horticulture Expo March 15-17
Mercer staff, faculty and students are invited to enjoy the Horticulture Expo, to take place at the college March 15-17. 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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Deadline for Proposals for IPIC Conference Presenations March 25
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.
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March 1-10: Avenue Q

March 15-24: Gypsy


 

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

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Current News

Students Present on Internships at Genesis Biotechnology Group
Five MCCC students presented summaries of their work Feb. 21, during an Honors Research Presentation at the West Windsor campus. All five completed internships over winter break with two Genesis Biotechnology Group (GBG) subsidiaries. Read the story here.
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Pajama-Clad Faculty Members to Present at National Conference
Rodney Hargis, analyst with MercerOnline, and Biology Professor Ellen Genovesi will present a workshop entitled “Biology Lab in Your Pajamas” during a conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College. The conference, Innovations 2013, will be held in Dallas, Texas, on March 12. Read the story here.
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Men's Basketball in Regional Finals; Posts Big Win in Quarterfinals
With a decisive rout over Lackawana College, 91-55, in the Region XIX Division II semifinals, the Viking men's basketball team will now take on Essex at Brookdale Community College Saturday for the championship. But the journey wasn't easy. Halfway through the second half of Monday night’s quarterfinal game between Mercer and Burlington, few people in the MCCC gym thought the Vikings would come out the winners. But the doubters were proven wrong as Mercer found a way to not just make the game close, but to pull out an amazing and dramatic comeback win. Read the story here.
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Chemistry and Cohesion Will Be Key to MCCC Baseball’s Success
In his first full year as head coach, Kevin Kerins says he believes that team chemistry will be a key to a successful season in 2013. Read the story here.
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College Goal Sunday a Big Success at Trenton Campus
MCCC's Trenton campus was a busy place last Sunday, with 35 students, 25 volunteers and 17 family members taking part in College Goal Sunday, an annual state-wide event hosted by the Financial Aid Office designed to assist low income and first generation students in completing the national application for college financial aid, FAFSA. Students also received information on available financial aid resources. Samuel B. Brewer from Trenton High West Campus was the winner of a $500 scholarship. See pictures here.
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Workshop Focuses on LinkedIn for Career Development
Asma Taqi, who holds degrees from Michigan State and Wayne State University, recently returned to college at Mercer to enhance her job skills. On Feb. 26, she volunteered to share her knowledge of LinkedIn during a lunch-hour workshop for students and interested faculty and staff. Read the story here.
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Holocaust Survivor Jasha Levi Speaks at Holocaust Center
Author and Holocaust survivor Jasha Levi spoke at the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center on Feb. 13. The packed room included teachers, parents and children wanting to hear the story of this 90-year-old who spent his youth during the Holocaust. Read more here.
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High School Students Invited to Enter Annual Talent Competition at Trenton Campus
Mercer County high school students are invited to participate in a talent competition hosted by the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, in affiliation with the Youth College program of Mercer County Community College. 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 5 through March 29: Colleague Student System 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 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:

  • 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

March 5: FOCUS-2 Workshop. 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 AD223 (not BS320, as previously announced) on Tuesday, March 5, from noon to 12:45 p.m. Questions? Contact Letrice Thomas at thomasl@mccc.edu or at ext. 3397.

March 7: Lecture on Court Access for Non-Native English Speakers. 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. Read more here.

March 7: Holocaust Center Workshop. Josh Besserman, 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 on March 7 at 4:30 p.m. The focus will be on how to integrate the award-winning documentary into middle and high school curriculum. For more information, click here.

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, 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.
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Mercer in the News This Week

 

Trenton Times:

Kimbrough beats buzzer as Mercer County Community College men's basketball win in Region XIX

Nursing pinning proud moment for MCCC grads

Reock & Roll Revue to honor "The Band" at Kelsey Theatre

CentralJersey.com:

Naughty, Naughty Puppets! Maurer Productions is bringing the Broadway smash ‘Avenue Q’ to Kelsey Theatre

Mercer County Holocaust Center to Host Education Workshop

Community Invited to Horticulture Expo at MCCC from March 15-17; High School Students from Across New Jersey to Participate

Patch.com:

Mercer County Holocaust Center to Host Education Workshop

Community Invited to Horticulture Expo at MCCC from March 15-17; High School Students from Across New Jersey to Participate

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

Central Jersey Sun:

Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center to Host Workshop and Documentary Screening

MercerSpace:

MCCC camp registration under way


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