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March 25, 2016

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'The Copper Strikes Back' in Penny Wars III, March 24 to April 14

Middle States Visiting Team Recommends Reaccreditation for MCCC Reminders
Next Online Blackboard Session Begins March 30 VIDEO: Student Athletes Work Hard, Play Hard Mercer in the News

Spring Job Fair March 31

FOX News Reporter Takes Flight With Aviation Student Updates & Info
Tickets on Sale for Wednesday Lunch at Student Restaurant,
April 6-20
Trenton Students Visit MCCC News Links and Social Media
Lectures at Holocaust Center April 12, April 19    
'Mary Poppins' Takes Flight at Kelsey Theatre April 16 to May 1    
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

'The Copper Strikes Back' in Penny Wars III, March 24 to April 14
Student Life & Leadership, SGA and LEAD are hosting MCCC PENNY WARS III “The Copper Strikes Back,” March 24 to April 14 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand and its fight against pediatric cancer. Stop by SC111 on or after March 24 to pick up a jar and start collecting pennies – only pennies! Participants can be individuals, a small group (2-9 people), or a large group (10+ people). Prizes awarded in each category during an appreciation luncheon in May. Questions? Contact Jeannette Clugsten at clugstej@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.

Next Online Blackboard Session Begins March 30
MO 103, Blackboard Grade Center Training for New Users, begins on March 30 (noon to 1 p.m.). Other upcoming online training sessions include MO 105, Introduction to Zoom, April 6 (noon to 1 p.m.); and MO 210, Advanced Blackboard Training, Designing and Developing a Hybrid Course, April 20 (6 to 9 p.m.). For additional details, see the flyer here. To sign up for training sessions, click here. Questions? Call ext. 3389 or e-mail merceronline@mccc.edu.

Spring Job Fair March 31
Spread the word -- employers are looking for Mercer students and alumni! MCCC's Career Services Office presents the Spring Job Fair on Thursday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center. Employers will be available to talk to students about opportunities with their companies. Students should bring a resume and dress for success! For more information please contact the Career Services Office at ext. 3397 or e-mail thomasl@mccc.edu.

Tickets on Sale for Wednesday Lunch at Student Restaurant, April 6-20
“Lettuce Eat” tickets are now available at the Bursar’s Office for Wednesday lunch in ES111. Tickets must be purchased in advance. See the menu at www.mccc.edu/hrim -- subject to change each week. Seating is from 11:45-12:30 p.m.; no seating after 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $12 for guests. Tickets are only valid for a specific date; no refunds. Tables of six or fewer please! Questions? Email benowitf@mccc.edu.

Lectures at Holocaust Center April 12, April 19
The Mercer County Holocaust and Genocide Resource Center will be hosting two lectures in April. On April 12 at noon, Dr. Jerry Ehrlich, a retired pediatrician who worked with Doctors Without Borders, and Dr. Nuran Nabi, a survivor of the genocide in Bangladesh, will talk and share their experiences during the genocides in Darfur and Bangladesh. At noon on April 19, HGRC is hosting a Genocide Roundtable with MCCC Professor Emeritus and Holocaust survivor Dr. Vera Goodkin, Dr. Nuran Nabi, and Greg Serian, founder of the Armenian Genocide Society. They will answer questions and discuss commonalities and differences in twentieth-century genocides.

'Mary Poppins' Takes Flight at Kelsey Theatre April 16 to May 1
The Banks family is in need of a serious attitude adjustment. Enter Mary Poppins, the positively perfect nanny, and life is about to get livelier! The Yardley Players present the “Mary Poppins” musical on stage at Kelsey Theatre in April over three weekends. Read more here.





April 1-10: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

April 16 - May 1: "Mary Poppins"

Kelsey Theatre
2015-16 Schedule


Current News

Middle States Visiting Team Recommends Reaccreditation for MCCC
Great news came from the Middle States visiting team on Wednesday. In a presentation to faculty and staff, the visiting team informed the college that they will report to the Commission that the college now appears to be in compliance with all 14 standards, and will recommend full reaccreditation. We look forward to a positive report from the Commission after its June meeting! Read the Trenton Times story here.

VIDEO: Student Athletes Work Hard, Play Hard
Hard work on the hardwood leads to success in the classroom for members of the Vikings men's basketball team! See the video, the first in a series focusing on student success at Mercer.

FOX News Reporter Takes Flight With Aviation Student
In this FOX News (Philadelphia and NYC) "Chasing News" segment, reporter Ashley Johnson chases what it takes to be a pilot at the Infinity Flight School based at Trenton-Mercer Airport, with pilot Dan Laurie and MCCC student Brittany Wood. See the clip here.

Trenton Students Visit MCCC
More than 550 middle school and 9th grade students from Trenton Public Schools spent the day at Mercer's West Windsor Campus for a Youth Summit last week. Students listened to speakers and attended workshops. See the Facebook photos here.


April 2: FASFA Days. You can still volunteer to help Mercer County students complete their FAFSA forms. Mercer will host another FAFSA event Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus. For more information and for student and volunteer registration, visit the MCCC website here. Questions? Contact Alice Chung at ext. 3498 or via email at chunga@mccc.edu.

April 4: 'Lunch 'n Learn' with Harry Bittner. The Center for Teaching and Learning continues its 'Lunch 'n Learn' series with a presentation by instructor Harry Bittner, Business & Technology Division, on April 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in CM126B. Bittner will discuss the 3D printer, including a brief history, the technology behind it, and the benefits and challenges this technology presents. Bring your lunch and join your colleagues! Click here to see the flyer. Please register on 123Signup at http://www.tinyurl.com/nfaygfp.

April 13: "Explore Mercer!" Open House. MCCC will host its annual "Explore Mercer!" open house on Wednesday, April 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Enrollment Services at ext. 3795. Read more here.

April 14: IPIC Symposium from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center. Featuring Fidel Wilson, Assistant Professor of Counseling at Brookdale Community College, who will present "Fostering Faculty-Student Interaction with Black Males in the Classroom." To learn more and to register, click here.

April 15: Presidential Inauguration and Gala Scholarship Fundraiser. The college will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration on April 15 with the inauguration of Dr. Jianping Wang as the college’s sixth president, followed by an evening fundraiser gala for student scholarships. The Gala Steering Committee welcomes the donation of high-end items for the silent auction; discounted tickets are available for faculty and staff. Contact Michelle Hoffman at hoffmanm@mccc.edu for more information. Read more here.

April 24: Deadline for proposals for MCCC's Fall 2016 IPIC Conference. The "Engaging Learners in the 21st Century" conference takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The keynote address will be presented by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. For more details and to submit your proposal, click here.

Exercise Classes Through April 28. Staff and faculty are invited to join students for yoga and Zumba classes. Evening yoga is Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE 225 and Wednesday yoga is from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym. Zumba classes are on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym.

Through April 30: "Breath of Fire" pottery show featuring MCCC Art Professor Michael Welliver continues at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum. More here.

Through May 5: Student Restaurant Serving Wednesday & Thursday Dinners. Tickets are on sale at the Bursar’s Office (SC256) and must be purchased in advance. See sample menu at: www.mccc.edu/hrim. Wednesday seating, 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.; Thursday seating, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Maximum party size is six guests. Dining will conclude by 7:30 p.m. Tickets are non-refundable and only valid for the specified date. Ticket prices are $8 students/$10 staff/$12 guests. Questions? Email benowitf@mccc.edu.

Assessment Update. A new section on MLink, under Plans & Reports, provides links to the assessment and accreditation pages. This is the go-to place for all updates and information. Visit the page here.

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

Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

Mercer County Community College earns re-accreditation

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' April 1-10

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'Mary Poppins' April 16-May 1

MCCC holding April 13 open house

FOX News Philadelphia/New York

Wings Over New Jersey

Broadway World

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MARY POPPINS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Hopewell Valley News

Interns excel at science research

Philadelphia Inquirer

An NJ Spotlight Roundtable: New Jersey's Hidden Water Crisis


Trenton Mayor Jackson Announces Youth Jobs Program


Princeton Packet

Carol Golden volunteers to help fight homelessness

Spotlight shines brightly on top teachers

A Bollywood ‘Midsummer Night’ at Kelsey

Patch.com (East Windsor, Lawrenceville, Princeton)

It's a Jolly Holiday with 'Mary Poppins' Musical at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre April 16 to 30

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