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April 4, 2014

Table of Contents

Coming Events

Current News
News Clips, Links
Mayoral Forum at Trenton Campus April 6 "Spring Into Student Success" Draws Capacity Crowd Coming Events Reminders
CGC Meeting April 8 Award-Winning Horticulture Exhibit Draws Huge Crowds Mercer in the News
"Explore Mercer!" Open House April 9

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

Updates & Info
"Dress for Success" April 10; Bus Trip to Rider April 18

Seeking Feature Stories About Graduating Students

News Links and Social Media
Synthetic Drugs is Topic of MCCC Lecture April 16 Softball Team Moves Full Steam Ahead into April  
Holocaust Remembrance Day April 22    
"Hair" Comes to Kelsey April 25 to May 4    
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Mayoral Forum at Trenton Campus April 6
Join the citizens and members of the Trenton Council of Civic Associations for a “Mayoral Forum” on Sunday, April 6 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Kerney Hall on the Trenton Campus.  The forum will be broadcast live on JazzOn2, 89.1 HD and online at www.jazzon2.org. For more information, contact richardm@mccc.edu. See flyer here.

CGC Meeting April 8
From College Governance Council Chair Nancy Byrne Sobala: The penultimate College Governance Council meeting of this academic year will be on Tuesday, April 8.  The meeting will be held at noon in CM108 and simulcast to JKC in KC319. We look forward to seeing elected CGC representatives and all interested colleagues at this meeting! Nominations for leadership positions (chair, vice chair, secretary) are being sought. Click here for the April agenda and the March meeting minutes. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

"Explore Mercer!" Open House April 9
Prospective students, their parents, and adults interested in enhancing their job skills will have a chance to learn more about what MCCC has to offer during the Explore Mercer Open House, Wednesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the West Windsor Campus Student Center. Read more here.

"Dress for Success" April 10; Bus Trip to Rider April 18
From Transfer and Career Services: A "Dress for Success" workshop will be held Thursday, April 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in SC211. The session includes preparing for an interview, and what to wear to make a good first impression.

A bus trip to Rider University for current MCCC students will be offered on Friday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This trip includes a tour and instant decision day for Fall 2014 admission. Lunch will be provided. Contact Jenn Cook at Cookj@mccc.edu for more information.

Synthetic Drugs is Topic of MCCC Lecture April 16
Douglas Collier, Drug Initiative Coordinator and Law Enforcement Liaison with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, will present "Drug Trends: Deadly Chemistry" as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 16, at noon in CM109. Read more here.

Holocaust Remembrance Day April 22
A photo exhibit of Holocaust images and a presentation by survivor and MCCC professor emeritus Dr. Vera Goodkin will highlight observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center. Read more here.

"Hair" Comes to Kelsey April 25 to May 4
The Theatre Program takes audiences back to the turbulent, free-wheeling 1960s for the groundbreaking, heartbreaking, exhilarating musical “Hair.” A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of that remarkable decade, “Hair” will be performed at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre April 25 through May 4. Entertainment Technology students will do lighting and sound. Read more here.






March 28 - April 13: "Les Miserables"

April 5: "Stuart Little"

April 25 - May 4: "Hair"

Kelsey Theatre Announces
2013-14 Season


Current News

"Spring Into Student Success" Draws Capacity Crowd
More than 250 guests came out in support of the silver anniversary of “Spring Into Student Success,” the signature fundraiser by the MCCC Foundation in support of student scholarships. Read the story here. See the Facebook photos here.

Award-Winning Horticulture Exhibit Draws Huge Crowds
It was a true growth experience -- one that yielded multiple rewards for Horticulture students, as well as thousands of visitors who flocked to the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show. Read more here.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!
Join WWFM-JazzOn2 for a celebration of jazz on Sunday, April 6 for the kick-off of Jazz Appreciation Month! The station will air a preview of the programs broadcast on JazzOn2 and will broadcast the Mayoral Forum at 3 p.m. Sunday, hosted by the Trenton Campus. Listeners are urged to call in with a pledge of support and tune in all month for new shows and special programming. Visit the JazzOn2 website here.

Seeking Feature Stories about Graduating Students
Do you know any graduating students who have intriguing personal stories?  Perhaps they have overcome major challenges to attend college, are attending at the same time as their parent – or their child! – or have gone above and beyond in their participation in extracurricular activities at Mercer.

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!


Softball Team Moves Full Steam Ahead into April
At 19-3, the women’s softball team at Mercer County Community College is having one of its most successful seasons in recent memory. Read more here.

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Updates & Info



Marketing & Communications
Style Guide
The WWC Cafe menu The MCCC Organization Chart



This Week's Events on MLink ____Full College Calendar____Event Submission Form

April 14: "20-Minute Mentor" Brown Bag Lunch Series, starting at noon in CM126B. ""How Do I Address Teasing and Bullying Behavior in the Classroom?" To view Magna 20-Minute Mentor videos, see the instructions for accessing the series on MLink here.

April 17: "Spring Transfer Day," 5 to 7 p.m. in the West Windsor Campus cafeteria. Several colleges and universities will be represented. For more information contact the Transfer and Career Services office at ext. 3397 or thomasl@mccc.edu.

Through April 18: "Appear in Mercer Gear" Pinterest contest. Mercer students are encouraged to follow MCCC on Pinterest and to send photos of themselves in Mercer gear now through April 18. They 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!

April 24: Criminal Justice Career Fair, 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.

April 24: William Paterson University Open House. 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.

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. Vendors are being sought for the African American Student Organization Craft Fair, to be held Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the WWC cafeteria. This is a great opportunity for Mercer students, staff, and community members to showcase their creative talents and sell their wares. 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

In final push, Get Covered America helps enroll Mercer residents in health care plans

NJ STARS confusion: State denies students scholarships after eligibility mix-up

Editorial: TCNJ satellite office in Trenton opens another door to city

At 18-1, Mercer County Community College baseball off to a sizzling start

Writers, Artists Invited to Submit Work

Gospel Fest Inspires TCHS Choir Donations



MCCC jumps to No. 4

‘Salad Queen' part of main course at MCCC

Broadway World

HAIR to Play MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 4/25-5/4

Central Jersey Sun

Mercer County area writers and artists invited to submit work for Kelsey Review


“Hair” Revisits Turbulent ’60s at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre April 25 to May 4

The Chemistry of Illegal Synthetic Drugs is Topic of MCCC Lecture April 16


Hamilton Observer

Township residents among county academy grads


The JamBase List: Phish Pranks Through the Years


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