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July 30, 2015

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Reock & Roll Revue Performs Ernie White at Kelsey Aug. 1 & 2

Summer Issue of Viking Magazine Available Online

Mercer in the News
Blackboard Training Session Aug. 3 Quaker Bridge to Mercer Shuttle Debuts This Fall Updates & Info
IPIC 'Engaging Learners' Conference Aug. 25 Meet Mercer's New President, Dr. Jianping Wang News Links and Social Media
Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Receives $600,000 Grant From NSF for STEM Scholarships

  MCCC, MCTS Add Arts Courses for High School Seniors  
  Season of Adventure Beckons for Kelsey's 2015-16 Season  
  Fire Academy Graduates 22  

Alum John Kobiernicki Continues His MCCC Connection  

Coming Events

Reock & Roll Revue Performs Ernie White at Kelsey Aug. 1 & 2
Reock & Roll Revue returns to Kelsey Theatre for two special dates in August. Their concert, “A Life in Music – Then and Now,” will feature music from the 40-year career of famed Trenton songwriter-guitarist Ernie White. The show will include special appearances by numerous performers, including White himself. Read more here.

Blackboard Training Sessions Begin Aug. 3
There is still time to register for the MO 101/102, Introduction to Blackboard training, with sessions beginning Aug. 3. MO 101/102 is asynchronous online training to provide faculty with the technology skills necessary to use Blackboard as an add-on for a face-to-face course or to teach a previously designed online or hybrid course. Faculty who want to have a Blackboard add-on for a face-to-face course must complete the MO 101/102 training or demonstrate prior, comparable training and experience at a peer institution. Click here to register. Questions? Contact MercerOnline at merceronline@mccc.edu or ext. 3389.

IPIC 'Engaging Learners' Conference Aug. 25
The Instructional and Professional Improvement Committee (IPIC) reminds you to register NOW for the Engaging Learners in the 21st Century Conference. This full-day conference will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25 in the Conference Center during pre-class week. The agenda features 17 concurrent workshops, breakfast and lunch, and a keynote address by Dr. Ken Bain, renowned researcher, educator, and author of the best seller What the Best College Teachers Do. Presenters represent multiple institutions throughout the state including Rowan, Montclair, New Jersey City University, and many community colleges. Advance registration is required. To register, click here.





Aug. 1-2: Reock & Roll Revue Ernie White Tribute

Kelsey Theatre
2015-16 Schedule


Current News

Summer Issue of Viking Magazine Available Online
Get caught up on the latest news from MCCC, including graduation highlights and lots of student and alumni stories! The Summer issue of The Viking magazine is fresh off the press and ready for a fun read in this interactive online version, available here.

Quaker Bridge to Mercer Shuttle Debuts This Fall
MCCC's West Windsor Campus will provide free shuttle service for students, faculty, and staff to and from Quaker Bridge Mall four times a day starting Aug. 29, in addition to the shuttle between the West Windsor and Trenton campuses. See details here.

Meet Mercer's New President, Dr. Jianping Wang
Meet MCCC's new president, Dr. Jianping Wang, who talks about growing up in China, her involvement in pro-democracy protests, and her commitment to education from a very early age in this two-part interview with MCCC Communication Professor Alvyn Haywood. See part one here, and part two here.

MCCC Receives $600,000 Grant From NSF for STEM Scholarships
MCCC has been named as the recipient of a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, to be used for scholarships for students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Read more here.

MCCC, MCTS Add Arts Courses for High School Seniors
High school seniors now have expanded options for taking courses in the arts at MCCC in partnership with Mercer County Technical Schools. There are multiple benefits, says Jody Gazenbeek-Person, who has worked to coordinate the program with MCTS. More here.

Season of Adventure Beckons for Kelsey's 2015-16 Season
The 2015-2016 season at Kelsey Theatre promises to be one of adventures that span history and continents, with 19 full-length dramas and musical productions and eight shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series. “Little Women – The Musical” (Pierrot Productions) kicks off the journey Sept. 11 to 20. Read more here.

Fire Academy Graduates 22
Twenty-two new firefighters are ready to serve in towns around the region after completing the 180-hour Firefighters 1 course and exam at Dempster Fire Center. Read about it here.

Alum John Kobiernicki Continues His Mercer Connection
Since graduating from Mercer in 2006, Education major John Kobiernicki has been busy as a youth minister at the church in his home town of South Amboy. But he continues to stay active at Mercer, representing the Future Teachers Club and the MCCC chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society. Read his story here.

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

Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times/NJ.com

Mel Leipzig's 'As They Are' at Aljira — portraits of artists, friends, and 21st century fellows

Local musician to debut new album in 2-day concert series

Baseball: New Jersey's Kevin Schnall returns to Coastal Carolina as head coach in-waiting

Cuba trip provides 'learning lab' for MCCC students

4STREET at The Straube Center in Pennington 

Officials plan MCCC Congress 

9 local students receive scholarships 


USA Today

Link found between student's chosen major, parents' income 


New York Times

Things to do in New Jersey (Guys and Dolls)


Broadway World

Reock & Roll Revue to Play MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Next Month

VIOLET, THE FANTASTICKS & More Set for Kelsey Theatre's 2015-16 Season 



EAST WINDSOR: Meadow Lakes awards employees with $62K in tuition grants

In the Kitchen: Our food writer spent an afternoon judging blueberry pies

A Life in Music: Ernie White will join the Reock and Roll revue for two concerts at Kelsey Theatre

HOPEWELL VALLEY: Pennington Players to hold auditions for fall musical, 'Violet' 




Community Garden connects people, plants 

The Sand Paper

The Seafood Sings at Jazzy Scallop Festival

US 1

Opportunities (MCTS Arts Courses)

Art Happenings Turning Capital City into Arts Capital


West Windsor Plainsboro News

Opportunities in Town

Two Actors with Plainsboro Roots Meet on the Small Screen

Stories of Cuban Immigration at Mercer Photo Exhibit

Windsor-Hights Herald

Romeo and Juliet


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