The "2014 Kelsey Theatre Awards," a Tony Awards-inspired evening that celebrates the theatrical successes of the past year, takes place Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Read more here.
The Instructional and Professional Improvement Committee (IPIC) will host a professional development event on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center, featuring retired Mercer professor Al Leister. Leister will offer a presentation on dyslexia, and will share his personal experiences. Leister, who retired as professor of Mathematics/Physical Education in 2005, has been an active part of "Decoding Dyslexia New Jersey," a grassroots movement driven by NJ families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. Arlene Stintson, Director of Academic Support Services, will also present on the importance of Universal Design. Breakfast will be served. Email Jill Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
In its continuing efforts to respond to the challenges of a changing global economy, The Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) will begin offering new career certificates this fall in high demand fields. CCS will host "Back to School Night for Adults" on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Auditorium. Read more here.
Kelsey Theatre is rolling out the classics for the 2014-15 season. Long-time theater lovers can revisit their favorite musicals and dramas, while younger audiences will have an opportunity to see the greats for the very first time. Current subscribers must renew by Aug. 10 to receive priority seating. New subscriber orders will be filled after Aug. 15. Tickets for all single shows go on sale Aug. 20. Read more here.
At age 43, Mercer student and U.S. Army veteran Micah Steele has covered a lot of territory. Steele’s own story gave him the motivation to establish a new MCCC club this past spring, The Alliance of Veterans and Supporters, with co-founder Paula Klockner. Read more here.
During a month when Mercer graduates were receiving end-of-year awards for their academic achievements, another member of the MCCC family was receiving an award of his own – MercerOnline Director Michael Sullivan, who received the highest honor for Master’s degree work from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Read more here.
Even before it hits the newstands, read the latest and greatest news from Mercer, including Jesse Herrera's cross-country bike trip for the Trenton Campus, graduation highlights, and more! Read the summer edition of The Viking online is available in a convenient, user-friendly digital turnpage format here.
Students enrolling in BUS 296, the Business Practice Firm, can learn about running a business by actually running a business! See more in this promotional video developed by MercerOnline's Alexandra Salas.
The first session of Tomato Patch Visual & Performing Arts Workshops ended on a high note last week, with a Festival of the Arts at Kelsey Theatre. The event was a showcase of dance, song, and dramatic and comic routines performed by Tomato Patchers for family and friends, with an awesome display of sculptures, paintings and prints by visual arts students in the Kelsey lobby. See Facebook photos here.
Spread the Word about New NJ History Class: For the first time in many years, Mercer will offer HIS 226, The History of New Jersey, this fall. The course commemorates the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's founding as a colony and will be taught by Sue Kozel, a senior MCCC instructor. It will meet Monday and Wednesday from 1:25 to 2:40 p.m.
Through Aug. 4: Evening Yoga classes. Summer classes are held Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE 225. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.
Through Aug. 10: Round 2 Voting for Kelsey Theatre Awards. Cast your ballot to select your favorites. Awards will be presented at the 2014 Kelsey Theatre Awards Night on Saturday, August 16. The event also features reprises of great performances from last season. Learn more and cast your vote here.
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