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September 12, 2014

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Events and Announcements

Current News
News Clips, Links
Talk on Nazi-occupied Poland at Holocaust Center Sept. 16 County Pays Tribute to 9-11 Victims at MCCC Ceremony Coming Events Reminders
Rutgers Transfer Workshop Sept. 16 MCCC Plans Six Global Study Tours for Spring 2015 Mercer in the News
Lunch Sessions for Blackboard Training Sept. 17, 18, 25 Spice Up Your Life at MCCC Culinary Center this Fall Updates & Info
Voter Registration Sept. 17 and 23 Big Turnout for Mercer Club Day News Links and Social Media
Campus Traffic Advisory for Sunday, Sept. 21

Wanted: Television Viewers Born Between 1947 and 1954

Accenture to Host Free Ten-Week Career Skills Workshop for Students Oct. 3-Dec. 12 Enrollment Open for Later-Starting Fall Classes  

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram!

  Vikings Women's Soccer Team Undefeated!  

Coming Events

Talk on Nazi-occupied Poland at Holocaust Center Sept. 16
History Professor Dr. Craig Coenen will lead a discussion on "The Holocaust in Nazi-Occupied Poland," noon to 1 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 in the Mercer County Holocaust and Genocide Resources Center. In 2013, Coenen and Professor Jack Tabor led a study tour to Poland to study the Holocaust. His presentation offers a look into what the group witnessed, the differing ways the Holocaust is understood and remembered in Poland, and the importance of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. See the flyer here. Those interested in the May 2015 Study Abroad trip to Poland can contact Global Education Director Andrea Lynch at lyncha@mccc.edu.

Rutgers Transfer Workshop Sept. 16
Spread the word -- students are invited to a "How to Transfer to Rutgers University" workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in CM110.

Lunch Sesssions for Blackboard Training Sept. 17, 18, 25
MercerOnline will host faculty brown bag lunch sessions for Blackboard’s Grade Center in CM126B from noon to 1 p.m. on the following days: Sept. 17, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. Each session will be capped at five users. Staff members will provide support and assistance to effectively set up the Grade Center instance within Blackboard. If you do not see a date available, the session is filled. Click on the link to sign up: http://bit.ly/VQQKjs. If you have a laptop, please bring it with you to the session.  If you do not, MercerOnline will provide you access to a PC in CM126B. 

Voter Registration Sept. 17 and 23
Students and others who are not registered to vote can stop by the Student Center hallway (in front of the WWC cafeteria) to register.  The Lawrence Township League of Women Voters will be on hand Wednesday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to register students to vote and answer any questions.

Campus Traffic Advisory for Sunday, Sept. 21
On Sunday, Sept. 21, the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be taking place throughout Mercer County. The triathlon will affect portions of the county throughout the day. The triathlon begins at 7:30 a.m. and is anticipated to last until 4 p.m.  The triathlon will begin at Mercer County Park with a 1.2-mile swim, followed by a 56-mile bike race taking place throughout Mercer County and will finish with a 13.1-mile race. The two loop run course will take place primarily on paved jogging paths within Mercer County Park and the MCCC West Windsor campus. Click here to view the race course, and click here for full details on how the event may affect your travel plans. Questions? Contact Michael Flaherty, Commanding Officer for College Safety and Security, at flahertm@mccc.edu.

Accenture to Host Free Ten-Week Career Skills Workshop for Students Oct. 3-Dec. 12
Spread the word to your students! Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, will present a 10-week "Skills for Career Success Course" on Fridays, from Oct. 3 to Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, to foster MCCC studentsí employability skills and readiness for the workplace. Taught by professional staff from Accenture and other companies, topics include Communication Skills and Networking; Professionalism in the Workplace and Online; Critical Thinking and Entrepreneurship; Project Presentation Skills; and Financial Literacy. In addition, students will learn How to Develop an Effective Resume and Cover Letter, and How to Prepare for a Job Interview. (Location to be announced.) The workshop is presented free of charge and is being coordinated through Dean Lynn Coopersmith. Interested students should call 570-3281 for further information and to register.





Sept. 12-21: Kiss Me Kate

Sept. 20: Disney's FROZEN Sing-A-Long

Sept. 26-Oct. 5: The Mousetrap

Kelsey Theatre
2014-15 Season


Current News

County Pays Tribute to 9-11 Victims at MCCC Ceremony
Yesterday, MCCC and county officials observed "Remembering Sept. 11" at the college's West Windsor Campus. The commemoration included moving comments by special guest Major Emma Swearingen, a 26-year veteran of the NJ State Police. Music students Celina Hicks and Irvel Jean performed. See the Facebook photo album here.

MCCC Plans Six Global Study Tours for Spring 2015
College students and community members with a yearning for travel can combine the thrill of going to new places with an academically enriched itinerary. Mercer faculty will lead six Study Tours to countries around the globe in Spring, 2015. Destinations include Cuba, Italy, Belize, China, Poland and Paris. Read more here.

Spice Up Your Life at MCCC Culinary Center this Fall
This fall, the Culinary Center at MCCC presents a variety of classes to add sizzle to any menu. Offered through the Center for Continuing Studies, culinrary classes are held Saturdays and Sundays on the West Windsor campus. All courses feature demos by the chefs, hands-on practice and sampling of the dishes prepared. Read more here.

Big Turnout for Mercer Club Day
Scores of Mercer students sampled what student life has to offer during Club Day on Tuesday in the Student Center hallway. See the Facebook photos here.

Wanted: Television Viewers Born Between 1947 and 1954
If you or someone you know was born between 1947 and 1954, faculty member Steve Voorhees would like to chat with you for an article he is writing. He is exploring how this particular generation, which is the first to have grown up with television, watches TV today. Please email Steve at voorhees@mccc.edu.

Enrollment Open for Later-Starting Fall Classes
Tell your students, neighbors and friends: it’s not too late to register for Fall semester college classes at Mercer, as enrollment is now open for accelerated later-starting courses. Read more here.

Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram!
The Marketing Department has launched an exciting new contest for MCCC students last week, "Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram!" Students can post their photos with a "Mercer Fan" (available in the Student Activities Office in West Windsor, or at the Student Commons in Trenton) to be eligible for weekly prizes, and a $250 grand prize! While Mercer employees are ineligible for prizes, your participation is encouraged. Visit www.mccc.edu/mercerfan for contest details, visit the college Instagram site at http://instagram.com/mercercollege, (or @mercercollege, for those already on Instagram) and view -- or post -- photos to #mercerfan.

Vikings Women's Soccer Team Undefeated!
Congrats to the women's soccer team on their 1-0 victory over Brookdale, last year's NJCAA national champs. No. 9 Kaitlyn Diamond scored 28 minutes into the game on an assist by no. 12, Samantha Hirthler. The Vikings are 3-0. They face Essex CC at home on Sept. 16. Game time is 6 p.m.  See game photos on Facebook here.

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Events Reminders

Opt-In for M-Alert Announcements: M-Alert, the system that advises students, faculty, and staff of campus closings and other emergency and safety concerns, is now an opt-in system. You will no longer receive emergency announcements unless you sign up to receive M-Alert messages. Visit www.mccc.edu/m-alert to opt into the new system and indicate how you want to be contacted, change your preferences, or opt-out at any time.

New Procedure for Media and Instructional Technology Services: The ITS Help Desk will handle incoming telephone calls for inquiries, assistance and problem reports for the Media and Instructional Technology area. Call the Help Desk at ext. 4357 or off-campus at 570-3300.

Through Sept. 25: "Pannaroma" Photography Exhibit at The Gallery. Co-curated by Photography Professor Michael Dalton and Gallery Director Dylan Wolfe, the show features photographs by 18 photographers who used a panoramic camera designed by Columbia University Professor Thomas Roma. Read more here.

Sept. 25: MCCC Book Club. The next meeting of the MCCC Book Club is Thursday, Sept. 25 at noon in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room.  The group will be discussing "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See.  For more information contact Melinda Struzynski, LB121, at ext. 3554 or e-mail struzynm@mccc.edu.

Sept. 25: Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise. Join the SGA and the Student Life Department for a Dinner Cruise on Thursday, Sept. 25 in Philly! The bus leaves the PE Circle at 5 p.m. to board the cruise ship at 6:30 p.m.  The cruise runs until 9:30 p.m., with expected return to MCCC at 10:30 p.m. Dress is business casual. The cost for faculty and staff is $50. (The cost for students is $15.00 per ticket.) All guests must be 18 years of age or older.  Please visit SC111 to purchase tickets or email garrubad@mccc.edu to learn more.

Through Sept. 30: The Student Government Association hosts a "Fresh Start" hygiene drive Sept. 2-30, with all items to be donated to the Trenton Family Preservation House. Toiletry items can be dropped off at SC111, the Student Life and Leadership Office. A complete list of the items needed is posted in SC111.

Sept. 30: MCCC Annual Golf Classic. The tournament will be held at Mercer Oaks. Major sponsors Investors Bank and Wells Fargo Bank are leading the way; additional corporate participation is sought. For tickets to play in the tournament or to attend the dinner following the tournament, click here.

Sept. 30: Global Education Advisory Council Meeting. Faculty, staff, students, administrators, business partners, and four-year university partners are invited to attend the first Global Education/ Internationalization (GE/I) Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in BS207. Click here to read the handbook for the Office of Global Education on M-Link, or to view the GE/I Strategic Plan and Study Abroad reports.

Through Nov. 29: Lunch at Student Restaurant. The HRIM American Regional class will be serving lunch on Thursdays from Sept. 11 through Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in ES111. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The Food Prep II class will begin serving lunch on Wednesdays from Oct. 29 through Nov. 29. Seating times for these lunches are from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Bursar's Office beginning in mid-October, subject to availability. Click here to view what's on the menu.


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

Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Mercer County 9/11 victims remembered at MCCC ceremony

Mercer County Community College plans 6 global tours for spring 2015

Mercer County, Ewing, Hamilton, West Windsor to hold 9/11 remembrance events


Mercer women's soccer buoyed by strong local players

New York Times

Events in New Jersey for Sept. 14-20, 2014

Broadway World

KISS ME KATE Opens Tonight at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Bucks County Courier Times

What's happening on the local theater scene this week

Burlington County Times

What's happening on the local art scene this week


MCCC Plans Six Global Study Tours for Spring 2015

Lawrence Ledger

Ubry sworn in as new police chief

New Jersey Stage

Kelsey Theatre Presents "Kiss Me Kate"


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