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April 18, 2014

Table of Contents

Coming Events

Current News
News Clips, Links
Hygiene Drive April 21 Through May 5

"Penny Wars” Adds Up for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Coming Events Reminders
Holocaust Remembrance Day April 22 Greg Olsen's Message to Students: Don't Give Up Mercer in the News
Music Club Fundraiser April 23 Hundreds Attend "Explore Mercer!" Open House Updates & Info
Criminal Justice Career Fair April 24 Jesse Herrera Departs Tomorrow to Bike Across America for MCCC News Links and Social Media
William Paterson University Open House April 24 Softball Team Moves Full Steam Ahead Through April  

Pinterest Contest Extended Through April 25!

Seeking Feature Stories about Graduating Students  
Student Visual Arts Show April 29 to May 9 Photo Album: "Hair" Opens at Kelsey April 25  
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Hygiene Drive April 21 Through May 5
The Student Activities office is hosting a Hygiene Drive April 21 through May 5 to benefit Trenton Family Preservation House. A wide variety of toiletry and personal care items will be accepted. All donations can be dropped off in SC 111. To see a detailed list of items, click here.

Holocaust Remembrance Day April 22
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday, April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. with an exhibit of Holocaust images from photographer Jerry Casciano entitled "Surviving the Plan" and a presentation by Holocaust survivor and MCCC Professor Emerita Dr. Vera Goodkin. Read more here.

Music Club Fundraiser April 23
The Music Club is holding its first fundraising event on April 23. The event will be held in SC104 from noon to 1 p.m. Live music will be provided by club members! Part of the funds will be donated to "Save the Music," a nonprofit organization that provides musical instruments to schools around the world. The club invites all faculty, staff and students to come out.

Criminal Justice Career Fair April 24
A Criminal Justice Career Fair will be held Thursday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center, with several federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies participating. For more information contact the Transfer and Career Services office at ext. 3397 or thomasl@mccc.edu.

William Paterson University Open House April 24
An open house for the William Paterson at Mercer program will be held Thursday, April 24, 5 to 7 p.m. in the West Windsor Campus cafeteria. Students will learn about WPU bachelor's degree programs on campus and meet WPU faculty, staff and admissions and financial aid representatives. Students should RSVP to Judy Grausso at graussoj@wpunj.edu or call 570-3358.

Pinterest Contest Extended Through April 25!
Mercer students are invited to participate in the "Appear in Mercer Gear" Pinterest contest by following MCCC on Pinterest and sending photos of themselves in Mercer gear. The contest has been extended through April 25. Students have a chance to win up to $150 in gift cards. Anyone can submit photos, but college employees are ineligible for prizes. See the flyer here. Visit the website, with contest guidelines, here. Visit the MCCC Pinterest site here. Anyone can vote -- the photo with the most "likes" or repins wins!

Student Visual Arts Show April 29 to May 9
The diverse talents of Mercer’s Visual Arts students will be on display at this year's "MCCC Student Visual Arts Show." The exhibit comes to The Gallery at Mercer from Tuesday, April 29 through Friday, May 9. Read more here.






April 25 - May 4: "Hair"

May 10-11: Mercer Dance Ensemble

Kelsey Theatre Announces
2013-14 Season


Current News

"Penny Wars" Adds Up for Alex's Lemonade Stand
In just four weeks, students collected 110,000 pennies -- $1,100! -- to be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which funds cutting edge research and provides support to children with cancer and their families. Read the story here.

Greg Olsen's Message to Students: Don't Give Up
Princeton resident Greg Olsen, a scientist and entrepreneur who was the third private citizen to orbit the Earth in the International Space Station (ISS), summed up his life philosophy in three words -- "donít give up" -- during his recent presentation as part of the MCCC Distinguished Lecture Series. Read more here.

Hundreds Attend "Explore Mercer!" Open House
More than 250 prospective students and their parents attended last week's "Explore Mercer!" Open House, where faculty, staff, and current students offered insights into the value of a Mercer education. See the Facebook photos here.

Jesse Herrera Departs Tomorrow to Bike Across America for MCCC
Alumnus Jesse Herrera ('05) will depart from Hamilton tomorrow morning to embark on a coast-to-coast bicycle journey to help raise funds supporting education at the Trenton Campus. His first day's ride will take him to Audubon, Pa., where he will spend the night with suporters and fellow cycling enthusiasts. Wish Jesse well in his journey on Twitter: @jhxctrip. Read the story in the Trenton Times here. Read his full story here. To make a donation in support of Jesse's ride for Mercer or to track his progress across the nation, click here.

Softball Team Moves Full Steam Ahead Through April
At 25-4, the womenís softball team is having one of its most successful seasons in recent memory. In a poll released by the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Vikings are currently ranked no. 18 in the country. Read the story here.

Seeking Feature Stories about Graduating Students
Reminder: If you know graduating students who have intriguing personal stories, have participated in lots of extracurricular activities at Mercer, or have overcome major challenges to attend college, please let us know. The Public Relations Office is seeking stories that exemplify the opportunities and success achieved by students in the Class of 2014.  As graduation time nears, we will feature these students in various ways.  Please email humphrew@mccc.edu or gardnerj@mccc.edu with names and contact information so that we can follow up.  Thanks!

Photo Album: "Hair" Opens at Kelsey April 25
Join students from the MCCC Theatre Program for "Hair," the musical from the turbulent, free-wheeling 1960s, a decade that changed America forever! Lighting and sound is provided by MCCC Entertainment Technology students. See the Facebook photo album of rehersal photos here.

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Updates & Info



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April: Jazz Appreciation Month! Visit the JazzOn2 website here for special programming throughout the month.

Through May 5: Student Restaurant Open for Monday, Wednesday Lunch; Wednesday Dinner. See the full schedule and menus here.

May 6: Trenton Campus Celebration of Academic Achievement. The college community is invited to join the Trenton Campus for the 26th Annual Celebration of Academic Achievement on Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the George Washington Ballroom in the Trenton War Memorial. The keynote address will be delivered by New Jersey Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman. For additional details contact Monique Richardson, richardm@mccc.edu.

May 7: HiTOPS Health Services in Trenton. Services include general health screenings, blood pressure checks, health counseling, family planning counseling, and screening for depression and eating disorders. No appointment necessary; valid student ID required. See the flyer here.

May 10: African American Student Organization Craft Fair. Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the WWC cafeteria. More than 30 vendors will be showcasing their unique items including jewelry, paintings, home goods, knit items, silk floral arrangements, cosmetics, pottery, soaps, baby items, fresh plants, and more. There will be live music by DJ Serge, food, cash prizes, and raffles. Bring your friends and family. Event will be held rain or shine. Details here. Questions? Email thomasl@mccc.edu or call 609-570-3397.

Through May 13: Yoga and Zumba Classes. Evening yoga with Tracy is held every Monday and Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in PE225 through May 12. Lunchtime yoga with Helen is held every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., in the gym through May 7. Zumba is every Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., in the gym through May 13. For more information, call Student Activities at ext. 3435.

Through May 15: Kelsey Review accepting submissions. Those who live, work and/or study in Mercer County are invited to submit short fiction, poetry, personal essays, art and more for the 2014 edition of Kelsey Review. The submission deadline is May 15. Read the details here.

Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

CVC baseball stars help carry Mercer County Community College

Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Review calling all would-be authors, poets and artists

Hamilton resident to journey west on his bike, raise money for Mercer County Community College

Opinion: National Financial Literacy Month emphasizes critical life skills

MCCC Presents Talk on Illegal Synthetic Drugs

The Daily Princetonian

CJL luncheon designed to bring together Jewish athletes at Princeton


Newark Star-Ledger

Hamilton resident to journey west on his bike, raise money for Mercer County Community College

Princeton Packet

Holocaust observance at Mercer College


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