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April 10, 2015

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Events and Announcements

Current News

Reminders, News Clips and Links
Dr. Campbell to be Honored Tomorrow Introducing "Spring Into Student Success!" Student Scholarship Representatives Reminders
"Spring Into Student Success" Scholarship Fundraiser April 14

Board of Trustees Announces Finalists in Presidential Search

Mercer in the News
Biomedical Implications of Circadian Rhythms is Lecture Topic April 14 Mercer County Writers, Artists Invited to Submit Work for Kelsey Review News Links and Social Media
Philosophy Club Discussion April 15 Summer Session Registration at MCCC Now Open Updates & Info

Trans Issues Forum April 16

Survivors Share Firsthand Holocaust Lessons with MCCC History Students
'Explore Mercer!' Open House is April 16 ‘We’re Better Together,’ Says Women’s Basketball Coach  
Coming to Kelsey Theatre Vikings Softball Starts Strong in Region 19  

Coming Events

Dr. Campbell to be Honored Tomorrow
The Kappa Foundation of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Trenton Alumni Chapter, will honor Dr. Diane Campbell as a “Woman of Achievement.”  The ceremony is part of the organization's annual Jazz Brunch, to be held Saturday, April 11 in the MCCC Conference Center starting at 11 a.m.  Dr. Campbell is being recognized for her work as a prominent educator both at MCCC and at the Trenton Board of Education and for her leadership and service to the community. Ticket information is available on the Kappa Alpha Psi website here.

'Spring Into Student Success' Scholarship Fundraiser April 14
The MCCC Foundation’s premier event to raise funds for student scholarships will be held on Tuesday, April 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mercer Oaks. Tickets are on sale and silent auction items are still being accepted. Faculty and staff may purchase discounted tickets at $100 per person for up to two tickets. Read more here. For information on this year's awardees, click here. For profiles on this year's student scholarship representatives, click here.

Biomedical Implications of Circadian Rhythms is Lecture Topic April 14
The lecture “Is This a Bad Time? Biomedical Implications of Circadian System Disruption” will be presented by Todd Weber, Professor of Biology and Chair of the Biology Department at Rider University. He will discuss how recent research suggests that chronic disruption of circadian system function may underlie or contribute to numerous negative biomedical manifestations, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, cancer, depression, gastrointestinal distress and sleep disorders, among others. The lecture will be held Tuesday, April 14, at noon in CM109. Read more here.


Philosophy Club Discussion April 15
The Philosophy S.P.A. Club, with advisor Ken Howarth, will host the fifth of eight discussions this spring as part of the club's Civil Discourse Series. "How to Discriminate Well: Excellence in Profiling" will take place Wednesday, April 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in LA108. See the full schedule here.


Trans Issues Forum April 16
There will be a Trans Issues panel discussion on Thursday, April 16, at noon in SC104. The panel moderator is Dr. Arlene Holpp Scala, Chair of Women's and Gender Studies at William Paterson University, who will be joined by MCCC faculty members Dr. Diane Rizzo and Dr. Daniel Schermond. All members of the MCCC community are invited to attend. The event is hosted jointly by MCCC faculty and the LGBTF Student Club.

'Explore Mercer!' Open House is April 16
Help us spread the word to your neighbors, friends and any and all prospective students about the April 16 "Explore Mercer" open house. Read about it here.


April 10-19: Romeo and Juliet

April 24-May 3: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

April 25: Dog Loves Books

Kelsey Theatre
2014-15 Season


Introducing "Spring Into Student Success!" Student Scholarship Representatives
Read the profiles of the six students who will serve as student scholarship representatives during the "Spring Into Student Success!" fundraiser on April 14. Click here.

Board of Trustees Announces Finalists in Presidential Search
The MCCC The Mercer County Community College Board of Trustees has announced three finalists in its presidential search, selected from dozens of highly-qualified college administrators from across the nation. Read more here.

Mercer County Writers, Artists Invited to Submit Work for Kelsey Review
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review 2015, an arts journal published annually by MCCC. The Review accepts short fiction, poetry, personal essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings (suitable for digital scanning), and cartoons by those who live, work or study in Mercer County. Read more here.

Summer Session Registration at MCCC Now Open
New students, current students at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and visiting students home on summer break will have an opportunity to catch up or get ahead by earning college credits during the Summer session at MCCC, which is now open for registration. Read more here.

Survivors Share Firsthand Holocaust Lessons with MCCC History Students
Four survivors of the Nazi Holocaust shared their stories with Mercer history students on March 26. The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (MCHGRC) welcomed back Dr. Vera Goodkin and Dr. Charles Rojer, and newcomers Henry and Ruth Eisenberg, who were escorted by their son Shelly, of Hamilton. All shared their harrowing stories of struggle and survival during World War II. Read more here.

‘We’re Better Together,’ Says Women’s Basketball Coach
It was a tale of two seasons for the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) women’s basketball team – one before winter break and one after. While this year was not about wins on the scoreboard, the team remained focused on the lessons they learned on the court. Read more here.

Vikings Softball Starts Strong in Region 19
After this winter, one of the biggest hurdles Head Softball Coach Ryan Zegarski faced was literally getting his team on the field to play. But after 14 games and going into Region 19 action last week, six Vikings were batting .300 or better with strong pitching. Read more here.


Through April 23: Penny Wars. Student clubs are leading the charge, with the collection to be held through April 23. College departments may also participate, as well as individual students and staff members. Anyone wishing to make a donation may contribute to a participating group, or drop off their pennies in SC111.  (Note: If you are low on pennies, larger denominations will be accepted!) Prizes will be awarded in each category for those who collect the most pennies. For more information, email Jeannette Clugsten at clugstej@mccc.edu or call ext. 3677.

April 25: IPIC Adjunct Workshop. IPIC will host a special professional development event for adjunct faculty on Saturday, April 25. The morning event will be filled with networking and workshop sampling. See the flyer here for details and to RSVP.

Through May 6: MercerOnline Training. Click here to view the full schedule and to register.

Through May 7: Student Restaurant Serving Lunch, Dinner. Tickets are available for the HRIM "Applied Kitchen Skills" and "Part-Thyme" student restaurants. "Applied Kitchen Skills" serves weekly through Thursday, May 7 and "Part-Thyme" serves on Wednesday, April 15 and 29. Both restaurants serve in ES111, with seatings from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $12 for other guests and may be purchased from the Bursar's Office window at SC256 in the Student Center. In addition, tickets are on sale for the HRIM "International" restaurant class. Dinner will be served on Wednesdays, April 15, 22, 29, and May 6, with seatings from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. View menus here. Questions? Email benowitf@mccc.edu.

Through May 8: Spring Late Night Series. One and all are invited to perform at MCCC’s Late Night Series, an open-mic event hosted by the Drama Club and MC Post Midnight. (Performances typically include dance, music, acting, film-making and poetry.)  Shows take place in the college’s Studio Theatre, located on the West Windsor campus next to Kelsey Theatre).  Remaining dates this spring are April 24 and May 8.  Showtime is 10 p.m.  Doors open at 9:30; sign-up for the open-mic is 9:45 p.m.  For more information, email Jody Gazenbeek-Person at gazenbej@mccc.edu

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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times/NJ.com

Trenton Digital Initiative puts old MCCC computers to good use

MCCC board of trustees announces 3 finalists in president search

New York Times

Things to Do in New Jersey (Picasso at the Lapin Agile)

Broadway World

DOG LOVES BOOKS Set for MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 4/25


Mercer County Area Writers and Artists Invited to Submit Work for Kelsey Review

Hopewell Valley News

Mercer County Update (Spring Into Student Success)

The Messenger-Press

Budget holds taxes close to flat (Partnership with MCCC)


Middlesex Vo-Tech students blossom at horticultural expo


Summer Registration at MCCC Now Open

America and Issues Related to Race, Class, and Ethnicity is Subject of MCCC Lecture

Scranton Times Tribune

Mercer Sweeps Double Header from Lackawanna

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