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April 26, 2013

Table of Contents

Coming Events

Current News
News Clips, Links
Student Nurse Association Hosts Events April 27 and 30


Colleague WebAdvisor for Faculty Menu Launches

Coming Events Reminders
"Meet the Authors" at MCCC April 30 TV Faculty Member Steve Voorhees Presents at
Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson
Mercer In the News This Week
"Hot Careers" Workshop April 30

Athletic Trainer Camillone Honored by AAWCC

Updates & Info

Spring Days May 1 and 2

College VOICE Earns 18 Journalism Awards News Links and Social Media
Jazz Band, Chorus to Present Free Concert May 7 and 8 Culinary Student Splits Talents Between Two Restaurants How to Submit Your News

Josie Schaible Retirement Reception May 8

DREAM Student Delivers Address at State Conference

Dedication of Professor Mary Hayes Tribute Garden May 10 Athletes in the Spotlight: Matt Berbon-Owle and Steve Spadafino  
William Paterson at Mercer Info Session May 29 Alumna Success: Ellie Patounas  
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Student Nurse Association Hosts Events April 27 and 30
The Student Nurse Association hosts an NCLEX Test Taking Strategy Seminar on Saturday, April 27. Guest speakers are faculty members Barbara Kunkel and Sue Minkel. Read the flyer here. On Tuesday, April 30, the group hosts a Domestic Violence Seminar featuring a guest speaker from WomanSpace. Details here.

"Meet the Authors" at MCCC April 30
In celebration of Community College Month, MCCC presents "Meet the Authors," an event that showcases some Mercer-affiliated writers, on Tuesday, April 30, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in CM110. Featured authors include faculty members Dr. Jo Anne Craig, Dr. Padhraig Higgins, and Charles Stansbury.  Three professors emeriti will join the panel: James Franklin, Dr. Vera Goodkin, and Peter Horne, as well as the Rev. William Coleman, a member of the Board of Trustees. See the flyer here. Read more about the authors and their works here.

"Hot Careers" Workshop April 30
Transfer & Career services will host a "Hot Careers" Workshop on Tuesday, April 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Conference Center. Guest speaker Robert Grimmie, from the New Jersey Department of Labor, will speak to students about fast-growing industries in New Jersey and the skills needed to get there. Lunch will be provided for all. Entrance is limited to the first 50 students who respond. Students should sign up by contacting Laurene Jones (SC201), Lisa Camillone (PE104), or Danielle Garruba ( SC113).

Spring Days May 1 and 2
From Student Activities: Mark your calendars for MCCC's annual Spring Day celebration on May 1 at the Trenton Campus and May 2 in West Windsor. See the flyer here.

Jazz Band, Chorus to Present Free Concerts May 7 and 8
From bebop standards to the works of classical masters, music lovers will have both traditional and contemporary options with two free concerts by Mercer students. The MCCC Chorus will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., with the MCCC Jazz Band performing on Wednesday, May 8, at 8 p.m. Both performances will take place in Kelsey Theatre. Read more here.

Josie Schaible Retirement Reception May 8
The college community is invited to a retirement reception for Josie Schaible on Wednesday, May 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Library lounge, LB114. Well-wishers can ask at the Circulation Desk to be directed to the lounge. Refreshments will be served.

Dedication of Professor Mary Hayes Tribute Garden May 10
A special ceremony for the dedication of the Professor Mary R. Hayes Tribute Garden will be held at Mercer on May 10 at 2:30 p.m. Professor Hayes was a beloved member of the college faculty for decades, serving as professor of Computer Science and Mathematics from 1980 to 2006. Mary's sister, Joan Silver, has established a multi-year gift to the college in memorey of Professor Hayes. Mercer Ornamental Horticulture students planned and installed the garden, under the guidance of Professor Amy Ricco. The Hayes Tribute Garden is located near Kelsey Theatre, just outside the CM Annex building entrance. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Amy Frangione at ext. 3293, or via e-mail at frangioa@mccc.edu by May 6. See the flyer here.

William Paterson at Mercer Info Session May 29
Representatives from William Paterson University will hold an information session on how MCCC graduates can earn their bachelor’s degree from WP without leaving the West Windsor campus. The session will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. in SC104. There is still time to apply for the Fall 2013 term, with majors offered in Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies, Management, and Psychology. To RSVP, contact Judy Grausso at graussoj@wpunj.edu or at ext. 3358.





April 19-28: Legally Blonde

April 27: Town Mouse and Country Mouse

May 3-12: The Sound of Music

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


Current News

Colleague WebAdvisor for Faculty Menu Launches
The Colleague WebAdvisor for Faculty menu launched on Wednesday, April 24. This menu, available via the MyMercer Portal, provides access to class rosters, grading and class schedules for those faculty teaching in the Summer 2013 terms. Faculty and adjunct faculty are invited to attend a "demonstration tour" of the services provided via the "WebAdvisor for Faculty" menu on the following days/times:

• Thursday, May 2, 6 p.m., CM108
• Friday, May 10, noon, SC104
• Wednesday, May 15, 6 p.m., Kerney Hall, Trenton Campus
• Monday, May 20, noon, CM108
• Wednesday, May 22, noon and 6 p.m., CM108
• Wednesday, May 29, noon, CM108

Those teaching this summer who do not see their class roster should check with their Academic Division Dean to ensure they have been entered into the system. All other issues/questions regarding this new menu will be addressed during the demonstration sessions, or you may contact the ITS Help Desk.

TV Faculty Member Steve Voorhees Presents at Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson
Mercer County Community College Television faculty member Steve Voorhees was a recent guest speaker at Rutgers University's Livingston Campus, speaking on "Double Bind Theory and Media Framing of Cultural and Political Leaders." In April, Voorhees presented a paper entitled "Super Bowl Advertising and Gender Roles in the 21st Century" at the annual New Jersey Communication Association conference held at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Read the story here.

Athletic Trainer Camillone Honored by AAWCC
In its annual tribute to women leaders, the Mercer Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges hosted the annual "Celebrating Women Leaders in Community Colleges" breakfast at the Conference Center on April 5. Three women were honored with AAWCC Patricia C. Donohue Leadership Awards, named in tribute to MCCC’s president for her national service to the organization. Honorees included Lisa Camillone, Mercer’s athletic trainer and assistant athletics director. Read the story here.

College VOICE Earns 18 Journalism Awards
Mercer student journalists recently won 18 awards for their work with The College VOICE newspaper. Mercer students received nine first place awards and four second place NJCPA Awards for work completed over the past year. Read the story here.

Culinary Student Splits Talents Between Two Restaurants
Culinary Arts student Michael Rabenowitz completes his A.A.S. degree from Mercer this semester, but that has not delayed his determined pursuit of career opportunities in the culinary field. Rabenowitz has two full-time jobs: at Agricola, a new restaurant on Witherspoon Street in Princeton, and at the Nassau Inn. Read the story here.

DREAM Student Delivers Address at State Conference
Jessica Vandergrift, a student enrolled in Mercer's DREAM (Developing Real Expectations For Achieving Mastery) program, gracefully embraced what many people rank as their number one fear.  She spoke before a packed house at the Conference Center in April, delivering the welcome address for the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities. Read the story here.

Athletes in the Spotlight: Matt Berbon-Owle and Steve Spadafino
Two sophomores are helping to lead the way for the Vikings baseball team, including pitcher Matt Berbon-Owle and centerfielder Steve Spadafina. Berbon-Owle has posted a 2.51 ERA this season; Spadafino sports a .312 average with 16 RBIs. Read their stories here. For Facebook photos of the doublheader sweep of Raritan Valley, click here.

Alumna Success: Ellie Patounas
For first-generation American Ellie Patounas ’00 (A.A., Criminal Justice), enrolling in college was a special moment for her, as neither her father nor mother graduated from high school. Today Patounas is the account leader for the Office of the Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton. Read her story here.

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Through April 30: Alum Tom Kelly Exhibits at Chapin School. Artist Thomas Kelly '97 (A.A., Fine Arts) presents an exhibit of his works at The Chapin School in Princeton through April 30. Read the U.S. 1 story here and the Town Topics story here. Read more about him and view his artwork here.

April 30: Holocaust Center Film Screening of "Hotel Rwanda," noon to 1:30 p.m.

Through May 2: Fitness Classes. 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 2: Holocaust Center Presents Anti-Stereotype Workshops. The Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (HGRC) will present the last in a series of workshops entitled "Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts." The workshops cover various topics that explore the impact of bias and stereotypes, and techniques for speaking up to combat them. The session will be held on Thurday, May 2 from noon to 1 p.m. at the HGRC.

May 3: Last Day for Lunch at Student Restaurant. The last day for lunch at the HRIM student-run restaurant (ES111) is Friday, May 3. Tickets are $10 for MCCC staff and $12 for other guests. See the flyer here for details.

Through May 3: "Cell Phones for Soldiers" Drive. Students in the Funeral Service program are collecting cell phones for soldiers, part of a nationally-recognized nonprofit program. The phones do NOT have to be in working condition and do NOT need the battery or charger. The phones are sent to a recycling plant where they are broken down, recycled, and turned into cash to purchase calling cards for soldiers overseas. Drop-off boxes are located in SC111 and BS105 on the West Windsor Campus. For more information, visit the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" website here.

May 4: "Trenton Makes" Student Fashion Show, presented by the Fashion Design program, 3 to 5 p.m. in Kerney Hall. Reception to follow. Read more here.

May 4-5: African Violet Show and Sale. Presented by the Garden State African Violet Club Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Faculty Dining Room in the Student Center. Read more here.

May 7: Trenton Campus Celebration of Academic Achievement. All are invited to celebrate 25 years of student success at the Trenton campus (TC). The ceremony takes place on May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Trenton War Memorial. The guest speaker is Maurice Coleman of Bank of America.

Through May 10: Student Visual Art Show. The talents of MCCC’s art students are on display in this year's "MCCC Student Visual Art Show" at The Gallery at Mercer through Friday, May 10. For hours and more details, click here.

May 15: Deadline for Submissions to Kelsey Review 2013. 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.

Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times:

Bill of Fare: Oliver a Bistro stands out on Bordentown's restaurant row


Trenton looks to be an educational hub


May flowers: 'Violets in Vogue' at college

MCCC play to highlight diversity, discrimination

Mercer County Community College’s VOICE Newspaper Wins 18 Journalism Awards

MCCC newspaper honored

Culinary Student Michael Rabenowitz Splits His Talents Between Two Princeton Restaurants

MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Present Free Concerts

“The Colored Museum” Combines Performance and Art At MCCC’s Trenton Hall May 10-12


Culinary Student Michael Rabenowitz Splits His Talents Between Two Princeton Restaurants

Mercer County Community College’s VOICE Newspaper Wins 18 Journalism Awards

MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Present Free Concerts

Princeton Online:

MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Present Free Concerts

Central Jersey Sun:

Mercer County Community College’s Fashion Design program to host runway show


Mercer County Community College Student Visual Art Show set to open April 17


Every bloomin' thing, and then some

Broadway World:

MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Present Free Concerts in May

Shore News Today:

Students place in horticultural competition


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