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April 22, 2016

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Events and Announcements

Current News

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Monday Plant Sale to Benefit Horticulture Program

Dr. Wang Inaugurated as Sixth President of MCCC Reminders
Blackboard Lunch 'n Learn Workshop Is April 25 Community Comes Out to Support Student Success at 50th Anniversary Gala Mercer in the News
MercerOnline to Offer Session on Designing a Hybrid Course April 26

Tickets on Sale for Summer Season at Kelsey Theatre

Updates & Info

Mercer "Family and Friends" Featured in Art Show May 2-27

"Explore Mercer!" Open House Attracts Big Crowd News Links and Social Media
NJEdge Vendor Showcase at Conference Center May 5 VIDEO: Cross Country Teams Run for Success  

‘Little Red Riding Hood’ Tangles with Wily Wolf at Kelsey Theatre May 14

Men's Tennis Team Powers Through Schedule

Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Monday Plant Sale to Benefit Horticulture Program
The Horticulture Program is holding a Plant Sale on Monday, April 25 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Horticulture Greenhouse. Proceeds from the sale to benefit the Philadelphia Flower Show Display Fund. Plants for sale include a variety of perennials, shrubs and trees. In addition, the famous turtle topiary from this year's Philadelphia Flower Show is for sale -- see it here!


Blackboard Lunch 'n Learn Workshop Is April 25
The Center for Teaching and Learning presents its next Lunch n’ Learn session, featuring the Bb Retention Center with Naveen Ramnanan, Blackboard Customer Success Advocate, on Monday, April 25 at noon in CM126B. The one-hour workshop will look at how instructors can identify at-risk students in a course using the Retention Center, including missed deadlines, grade alerts, course activity, and course access alerts. Lunch provided; registration required here.


MercerOnline to Offer Session on Designing a Hybrid Course April 26
If you are interested in expanding your use of Blackboard or curious about learning more about instructional design models and tools, don't miss the next MercerOnline training session, Designing and Developing a Hybrid Course. This session will showcase instructional best practices and illustrate ways Blackboard can be instrumental to course updating, design, and redesign efforts. The course, MO-210, will be offered April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, click here.


Mercer "Family and Friends" Featured in Art Show May 2-27
The work of seven artists, all affiliated with MCCC, will be featured in an exhibit entitled "Mercer Family and Friends Art Show," May 2-27 at the Lawrenceville Branch Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Artists featured include Clara Sue Beym, John A. Brecko Jr., Giancarla Macaluso, Bill Plank, Helene Plank, Margaret Simpson, and Margaret Woo. See the flyer here.


NJEdge Vendor Showcase at Conference Center May 5
MCCC will once again host the NJEdge Vendor Showcase at the Conference Center on Thursday, May 5, starting at 9 a.m. The event brings together decision makers from New Jersey research, four-year and community colleges, and vendors eager to showcase products and services that work well in the college and university environment. For more information or to register, click here.


‘Little Red Riding Hood’ Tangles with Wily Wolf at Kelsey Theatre May 14
Grandmothers don’t usually have disturbingly large eyes, pointy teeth or furry gray ears. Unless they are a wolf! Young audiences will delight in the musical adaptation of the beloved fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood,” to be presented May 14 at Kelsey Theatre by the award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre. Read more here.






April 22 to May 1: "Mary Poppins"

May 6 to 15: "City of Angels"

May 14: "Little Red Riding Hood"

Kelsey Theatre
2015-16 Schedule

Kelsey Theatre
Summer Season


Current News

Dr. Wang Inaugurated as Sixth President of MCCC
With a message of “a new vision for student success,” Dr. Jianping Wang was formally installed as the sixth president of MCCC at Kelsey Theatre in a ceremony attended by local officials and MCCC faculty and staff. Read more here. See the Facebook photos here.


Community Comes Out to Support Student Success at 50th Anniversary Gala
The MCCC Foundation hosted a joyous party on April 15 to usher in the college's 50th anniversary year. The event was sold out, with guests including generous donors, corporate friends, and other supporters. Student leaders also enjoyed the festivities. See the Facebook photos here.


Tickets on Sale for Summer Season at Kelsey Theatre
Kelsey Theatre will offer something for everyone in its four theatrical offerings this summer. There’s a show for family audiences, one for classic rock music fans, one for patrons who enjoy big Broadway musicals, and one for those who just plain love theater and the actors who make it happen. Read more here.

"Explore Mercer!" Open House Attracts Big Crowd
Nearly 200 prospective students and their parents attended last week's "Explore Mercer!" open house in the MCCC Student Center. Soon-to-be high school graduates from school districts across Mercer County attended the event. More than 100 attendees completed their application to Mercer. See the Facebook photos here.

VIDEO: Cross Country Teams Run for Success
MCCC's men's and women's cross country teams both qualified for the regional tournament this season, while parlaying their athletic experience into success in the classroom in this latest installment of a series of videos on student success at Mercer. See the video here.

Men's Tennis Team Powers Through Schedule
The MCCC men's tennis team continues to impress, currently ranked 5th in the nation by the NJCAA in the Division III poll. In this video, see Mercer's first doubles team, Brandon Davis and Andres Jacome, playing for match point and defeating Division I opponent Harford (MD).


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.

Through April 28: Exercise Classes. 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 PE225 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.

April 30 - May 1: African Violet Show. The Garden State African Violet Club hosts its 65th Annual Show and Sale at MCCC Saturday, April 30, noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the WWC Student Center. Workshops with the experts will be held both days. Proceeds benefit MCCC Horticulture students. More about the show here.

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 3: Student Art Exhibition. The annual “Visual Arts Student Exhibition” is on display. For gallery hours and more, click 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.

Through May 31: Kelsey Review Submissions. Kelsey Review, an online journal that showcases the work of area creative writers and artists, is accepting submissions through May 31. See the details here.

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

Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'Little Red Riding Hood' May 14

Student success a focus for new Mercer County Community College president

Philadelphia Inquirer

Visual Arts Student Exhibition


Broadway World

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Sets Summer Season

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



Student News: Visual Arts Student Exhibition


Patch.com (East Windsor, Lawrenceville, Princeton)

Tickets on Sale for Delightfully Varied Summer Season at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

'Little Red Riding Hood' Tangles with Wily Old Wolf at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre May 14


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