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September 26, 2014

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Events and Announcements

Current News
News Clips and Links
Magna Lunch Series for Faculty Begins Sept. 29 Network Maintenance Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 Coming Events Reminders
SGA "Fresh Start" Hygiene Drive Concludes Sept. 30

Trenton Double Cross Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Coming in November  

Mercer in the News
Global Education Advisory Council Meeting Sept. 30 Mercer Student to be Featured on Upcoming PBS Broadcast News Links and Social Media
"Pocahontas" Comes to Kelsey Theatre Oct. 11 Culinary Arts Program to Host Tasting Event Oct. 15 Updates & Info
More "FROZEN Movie Sing-A-Longs" Come to Kelsey Oct. 25 View Men's Soccer Photos on Facebook!  
Coming to Kelsey Theatre Alumni Success: Jon Turman  

Coming Events

Magna Mentor Lunch Series for Faculty Begins Sept. 29
All full-time and part-time faculty are invited to the new professional development program "Faculty Circle of Innovation." The program for this academic year will focus on blended learning: creating a flipped classroom. The Magna 20-minute Mentor webinars will be viewed and used as a basis for conversation and sharing of best practices. A lunch time and afternoon session will be held each month in CM126B. Refreshments will be served. Read details in the flyer here. Questions? Email Jill Marcus at marcusj@mccc.edu.

SGA "Fresh Start" Hygiene Drive Concludes Sept. 30
Tuesday is the last day for the Student Government Association "Fresh Start" hygiene drive. All items will 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.

MCCC Golf Classic Sept. 30 at Mercer Oaks
Time to tee up! The Athletics Department and MCCC Foundation host the 23rd Annual MCCC Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Mercer Oaks East. Major sponsors include Investors Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. For tickets to play in the tournament or to attend the dinner following the tournament, click here.

Global Education Advisory Council Meeting Sept. 30
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.

"Pocahontas" Comes to Kelsey Theatre Oct. 11
History comes to life for young audiences in the enchanting tale of “Pocahontas” at Kelsey Theatre. This original stage musical is presented by the award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Read more here.

More "FROZEN Movie Sing-A-Longs" Come to Kelsey Oct. 25
Kids in Mercer County just can't get enough of "FROZEN"! With its movie sing-alongs continuing to sell out, Kelsey Theatre has added two events in October for youngsters to enjoy Disney's "FROZEN Movie Sing-A-Long." Tickets are on sale now for Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Read more here.





Sept. 26-Oct. 5: The Mousetrap

Oct. 10-19: The Secret Garden

Oct. 11:Pocahontas

Oct. 25: Disney's FROZEN Sing-A-Long

Kelsey Theatre
2014-15 Season


Current News

Network Maintenance Oct. 1 and Oct. 8
From ITS Executive Director Susan Bowen: We will be utilizing our network maintenance window on the following Wednesday evenings: Communications Center, Oct. 1, and the Conference Center, Oct. 8, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., to continue the Higher Education TIF grant funded upgrade to the campus network infrastructure. During this time, outages will be restricted to these buildings. All campus network resources including the My Mercer Portal, the College website and email will not be affected. We appreciate your understanding as we upgrade Mercer's campus-wide network.

Trenton Double Cross Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Coming in November
Please join Susan Bowen, Amy Vondrak and Monica Weaver at the Trenton Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races on Saturday, Nov. 8. Details regarding the races are at www.trentonhalf.com. It would be great to have a MCCC contingent running (and walking) on race day! Contact Susan, Amy or Monica for details. Hope to see you there!

Mercer Student to be Featured on Upcoming PBS Broadcast
Business Administration student Brooke Bowers, who works for Special Olympics in Mercer County, will be one of the individuals featured on the upcoming PBS broadcast "American Graduate Day," Saturday at 2:30 p.m. She will be representing Special Olympics and Project Unify, a youth committee that advocates and educates their peers on inclusion in sports, social events, and in daily living settings. "American Graduate Day" is a seven-hour broadcast, with each hour dedicated to a different topic. Read more about "American Graduate Day" here.

Culinary Arts Program to Host Tasting Event Oct. 15
Area residents are encouraged to bring their appetites to a culinary tasting event hosted by the Culinary Arts program and featuring more than a dozen of the regionís finest restaurants. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the MCCC cafeteria. The evening will also feature a silent auction. Tickets are $25 for MCCC alumni, students, faculty, and staff; general admission is $50. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Chef Anne Lumberger and Chef Sari Widmayer Pastry Arts Memorial Scholarship Fund. Read more about the event here. See the HRIM website here. Order tickets online through the Kelsey Theatre portal here.

View Men's Soccer Photos on Facebook!
The men's soccer team is off to a great start, now 5-3! They played home games recently against Essex CC and ASA, and have started a three-game away stretch. The Vikings are back home on Wednesday, Oct. 1, vs. Burlington. Come out and cheer for our guys! See the Facebook photo album here.

Alumni Success: Jon Turman
From the time he was a young child, Mercer alumnus Jonathan (Jon) Turman ’02 (A.A.S., Aviation Flight Technology) was drawn to flying. Two years ago, he went to work for FedEx Express Airlines as a First Officer. He currently lives in Hong Kong, half a world away from his early years in New York and then South Brunswick, where he attended high school. Read his story here.

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Events Reminders

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Contest Reminder: Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram! The Marketing Department has launched an exciting contest for MCCC students. "Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram!" gives students the opportunity to post their photos with a "Mercer Fan" (available in the Student Activities Office in West Windsor, or at the Student Commons in Trenton). Those who participate will 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.

Oct. 3-Dec. 12: Accenture Ten-Week Career Skills Workshop for Students. 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 students’ employability skills and readiness for the workplace. Tauht 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.

Oct. 18: "Discover YOUR Community College" Open House. MCCC is opening its doors for a day-long open house designed to help prospective students, current students and their families, businesses, and community members discover all that the college has to offer. "Discover YOUR Community College" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 on the West Windsor Campus, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spread the word to former students, current students, neighbors and friends. All are invited! Details here.

Through Nov. 29: Lunch at Student Restaurant. The HRIM American Regional class will be serving lunch on Thursdays 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.


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Mercer in the News This Week

Broadway World

THE SECRET GARDEN to Begin 10/10 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Burlington County Times

What's happening on the local art scene this week


Brush up you Shakespeare, and your Cole Porter, at Kelsey

Kaleidoscope Theatre Presents Live History Lesson in “Pocahontas” 

Princeton Packet


US 1

Fall Arts: The Visual Arts


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