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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com or clicking the link here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Week's Events
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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