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March 29, 2013

Table of Contents


Coming Events

Current News
Reminders,
News Clips, Links
Deadline for Holocaust Center Student Writing Contest April 1 Mercer Student Named as New Century Scholar Coming Events Reminders

Trenton Campus Transfer Information Session April 2

New Colleague Student System Workshops Scheduled Mercer In the News This Week
Felician College BSN Program Open House April 2 Cultures On Stage in International Fashion Show Updates & Info

Last Reminder! "Spring Into Student Success" is April 4

MCCC Students Attend EOF Statewide Student Day News Links and Social Media
Career Day at Trenton Campus April 4
MCCC Students Celebrate 'Pi Day' With -- Pie How to Submit Your News

Future Teachers Club Autism Awareness Event April 4

Lecture Discusses Fugitive Safe Surrender Program  
AAWCC Annual Leadership Awards Breakfast April 5

Athletes in the Spotlight: Ben Stine and Mark Tomei

 
Mel Leipzig to Present "Portrait of a College" in Trenton April 10 Alumni Success: Ray Brown  
Bias, Stereotype Workshops at Holocaust Center April 11-May 2    

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

 

 

Coming Events

Deadline for Holocaust Center Student Writing Contest April 1
In 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. Read more here.

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Felician College BSN Program Open House April 2
Felician College’s RN-BSN program, which is held on site at MCCC, will host an Open House on Tuesday, April 2, 3 to 6 p.m. in MS130. RNs who have graduated from Mercer's or other nursing programs will have an opportunity to meet with Felician College’s admissions representative to learn about the new 15-month RN-BSN program at MCCC. (The program previously took 19 months to complete.) Application fees will be waived on this date. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, email Marie Scolavino at scolavinom@felician.edu.

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Trenton Campus Transfer Information Session April 2
The Division of Student Affairs, Enrollment and Student Services and the Trenton Campus are presenting a University Center Transfer Information Session on Tuesday April 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Commons at the Trenton Campus. For more information, contact Kimberley Bowser at ext. 3110 or stop by KC218. Read the flyer here.
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Last Reminder! "Spring Into Student Success" is April 4
The MCCC Foundation invites you to share in a celebration of academic achievement during the 24th annual "Spring Into Student Success," the Foundation's major event supporting student scholarships. The event will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mercer Oaks, 725 West Village Road, Princeton Junction. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available, and the planning committee is still looking for high-end items for the silent auction. Read more about the event here. Get your tickets and/or donate items to the silent auction by emailing foundation@mccc.edu or clicking the link here.
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Future Teachers Club Autism Awareness Event April 4
In observance of Autism Awareness Month, the Future Teachers Club invites you to enjoy some games, puzzles and a raffle while learning something about autism on April 4, noon to 1 p.m. in SC104. Raffle prizes include a spa treatment, three-month gym membership, a hair salon gift basket, and more. Then join the group in the Holocaust Center at 4:30 p.m. for a movie night featuring the HBO film "Temple Grandin," starring Claire Danes. See the flyer here.

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Career Day at Trenton Campus April 4
MCCC's Trenton Campus will host a Career Day on Thursday, April 4, noon to 1 p.m. in Kerney Hall. Career professionals representing Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Fire Science Technology, Fashion/Apparel Design and Ornamental Horticulture/Sustainability will be on hand to answer questions regarding career opportunities. For more information, contact Linda Ertingu at ext. 3165 or drop by KC218.
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AAWCC Annual Leadership Awards Breakfast April 5
The American Association for Women in Community Colleges, Mercer Chapter (AAWCC-Mercer), and AAWCC Region 2 invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Leaders' Breakfast honoring women working at New Jersey community colleges.  This year’s theme is "Making Connections – Inspiring Leadership."  The breakfast will be held at the Conference Center at Mercer on April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education. To read the program, click here. To register for this event, click here.
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Mel Leipzig to Present "Portrait of a College" in Trenton April 10
In one of his final tributes to the college he has called home since 1968, Fine Arts Professor and renowned painter Mel Leipzig will present "Portrait of a College" in Kerney Hall on Wednesday, April 10 at noon. Professor Leipzig will discuss approximately 50 paintings of current and past MCCC faculty members, staff and students. Read the story here.
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Bias, Stereotypes Workshop at Holocaust Center April 11-May 2
What do you do if you, a colleague, friend or family member is the target of bias or demeaning stereotypes is the topic of a workshop at the Holocaust Genocide Resource Center (HGRC). "Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts" is a workshop designed to explore the impact of bias and stereotypes, explain why people don't speak up, and help participants learn techniques for speaking up against bias and stereotypes without blame or guilt. Sessions will be held on Thurdays, April 11, April 18, April 25, and May 2 from noon to 1 p.m. at the HGRC.
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April 5-14: Cabaret

April 19-28: Legally Blonde

April 20: Charlotte's Web

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

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Current News

Mercer Student Named as New Century Scholar
Mercer sophomore Anderson Monken of Lawrenceville is New Jersey’s representative among 50 students selected nationwide as a 2013 New Century Scholar. Monken will receive a $2,000 scholarship and a plaque that will be presented during the American Association of Community Colleges convention in San Francisco April 23, and will be recognized during a special reception at the Phi Theta Kappa national convention in San Jose on April 5. Read the story here.
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New Colleague Student System Workshops Scheduled
With demonstration sessions featuring the new My Mercer Portal and Web Advisor being well received at both the West Windsor and Trenton campuses, Information Technology Services has scheduled additional sessions in preparation for the start of fall registration on April 8. Sessions are open to students, faculty and staff, and will be held on the following days, locations, and times:

  • Tuesday, April 2, SC211, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5,CM109, noon
  • Wednesday, April 10, SC211, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, CM109, noon

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Cultures On Stage in International Fashion Show
Twelve Mercer County Community College students, and the daughter of a staff member, showcased cultures from across the globe during an International Women's Fashion Show at the Conference Center March 27. The event was hosted by MCCC's International Student Organization (ISO) in celebration of Women's History Month. Read the story here.
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MCCC Students Attend EOF Statewide Student Day
Fourteen students from MCCC’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program and their counselor, Tricia Shaw, attended the EOF Statewide Student Day at the Capitol on March 21.  They joined over 125 EOF students from throughout the State of New Jersey who came together to meet and speak with legislators to discuss the importance and impact of EOF. Read more here.
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MCCC Students Celebrate 'Pi Day' With -- Pie
Mercer County Community College students paid homage to the most famous of all irrational numbers on Pi Day, which coincides with Albert Einstein’s birthday on – when else? – March 14. (3.14 – Get it?) Photos and story here.
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Lecture Discusses Fugitive Safe Surrender Program
Two law enforcement officials from New Jersey visited the West Windsor campus to talk about the state’s "Fugitive Safe Surrender" program, which was initiated in 2012 to expedite arrest warrants more efficiently and save taxpayer money on court fees. The discussion was part of the college's Spring Distinguished Lecture Series. Read about the lecture here.
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Athletes in the Spotlight: Ben Stine and Mark Tomei
Freshman pitcher Ben Stine and and freshman outfielder Mark Tomei are already making their presence felt on the Vikings roster. The team is off to a 13-5 start after a week at the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Tomei has a .362 average and Stine is 2-1 on the mound with a 3.38 earned run average. Read more here.
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Alumni Success: Ray Brown
With the recent addition of the Fashion/Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising programs at Mercer County Community College’s Trenton campus, New York City Fashion Designer Ray Brown ’85 (A.A.S. Television) couldn’t be more excited to see his alma mater making inroads into the fashion world.  "The fashion industry is a viable business that employs hundreds of thousands of people," said Brown, who has been involved in the college’s new fashion program as a guest lecturer. Read his 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

Through May 3: Lunch and Dinner at Student Restaurant. The HRIM student-run restaurant (ES111) is now offering three dining experiences each week. Diners can enjoy Wedneday lunches and dinners April 3, 10, 17 & 24, and Friday lunches through May 3. Tickets are $10 for MCCC staff and $12 for other guests. See the flyer here for details.

Through April 4: Mercer County Artists 2013 at MCCC Gallery. See details here.

April 5: Deadline for Study Abroad Proposals. The Study Abroad office is accepting faculty proposals until April 5.  Complete the questions outlined in this proposal form and return it to the Study Abroad office, BS109.

April 9: Dr. Vera Goodkin to Speak at Holocaust Remembrance Day. Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, 4:30 p.m. Read more here.

April 9: "Baby Boom Tsunami" Distinguished Lecture. Lowell Arye, deputy commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Human Services, will lecture on "The Baby Boom Tsunami: Implications for Services and Workforce for the Next Generation," on April 9 at noon in CM107 on the West Windsor campus.  Read the details here.

April 17: Explore Mercer Open House. 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. For more more information, email bambhros@mccc.edu.

Fitness classes through May 2. Zumba with Colleen is every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2 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 invites writers and artists to submit work for consideration for the 2013 edition of Kelsey Review, which will be published and distributed in the fall. The submission deadline is May 15. Read the details here.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times:

Local College Roundup: Moriello carries Mercer tennis to second victory

Pierrot Productions brings Styne-Sondheim musical 'Gypsy' to Kelsey Theatre

CentralJersey.com:

Lowell Arye to Discuss “Baby Boom Tsunami” in Distinguished Lecture April 9 at MCCC

'Explore Mercer’ During MCCC Open House April 17

Mercer County Community College to Honor Two at "Spring Into Student Success" Event

MERCER: Summer session enrollment open at MCCC

Awards Reception Shines Vivid Light on “Mercer County Artists”; Exhibit on Display at MCCC Gallery through April 4

Patch.com:

Awards Reception Shines Vivid Light on “Mercer County Artists”; Exhibit on Display at MCCC Gallery through April 4

Lowell Arye to Discuss “Baby Boom Tsunami” in Distinguished Lecture April 9 at MCCC

Mercer County Community College to Honor Two at ‘Spring Into Student Success’ Event

‘Explore Mercer’ During MCCC Open House April 17

Princeton Online:

MCCC Theatre and Dance Students Present “Cabaret” Musical at Kelsey Theatre April 5-14

Central Jersey Sun:

Mercer County artists exhibiting at MCCC

MercerSpace:

Local artists awarded for work in Mercer County Artists exhibition

Town Topics:

Whimsy and Insight from Local Artist Tom Kelly On View in the Gallery at the Chapin School

U.S. 1 Newspaper:

Creativity & Change at MCCC

Common Scenes and Everyday Life at Chapin

University Business:

Mercer County Colleges Wait to Hear Results of Higher Education Construction Bond Applications

West Windsor Plainsboro News:

‘Gypsy’ Marks Chevlin’s Stage Debut

Don’t Be Fooled by the Puppets!

Broadway World:

MCCC Professor Mel Leipzig to Open PORTRAIT OF A COLLEGE Exhibition, 4/10

MCCC and PSRC Co-Sponsor Fashion Event, 5/10

 


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