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April 8, 2016

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Meeting on New Trenton Arts District at JKC Saturday

Marketing Department Looking for Generational Stories Reminders
Coach Miller Baseball Pavilion to Be Dedicated Sunday Camp College May Be Able to Help You with Spring Cleaning Mercer in the News
Lecture at Holocaust Center April 12 Long-Time Art Students Featured in Princeton Art Show Updates & Info

Student Art Exhibition opens April 11; Opening Reception April 13

Despite Unsettled Season, Men’s Basketball Team Shows Steady Improvement News Links and Social Media
"Explore Mercer!" Open House is April 13 VIDEO: Women's Basketball Team Measures Success in Many Ways  
"Penny Wars III" Concludes April 14 Vikings Baseball Team Improves to 25-4 With Wednesday Win  
Presidential Inauguration and Gala Scholarship Fundraiser are April 15

Latest Edition of News@Mercer Now Available

Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

Meeting on New Trenton Arts District at JKC Saturday
Trenton Cultural Resources Network will hold a meeting on Saturday, April 9 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. on the James Kerney Campus to discuss a proposed new arts district for the city of Trenton. The discussion will include where art is made in Trenton, what additional spaces does the arts and cultural community need to better produce, perform, and display art, and how those spaces can be made available to the community. Questions? E-mail winifred@wwfm.org.

Coach Miller Baseball Pavilion to be Dedicated Sunday
On Sunday, April 10 at 10:45 a.m., the MCCC Athletics Department, alumni from the 1981 baseball team, and former Athletics Director Al Leister will dedicate a pavilion adjacent to the MCCC baseball field to honor former Head Coach Butch Miller. All are invited to the ceremony and the doubleheader that follows at noon between the current team (25-4) and Del Tech Owens. Read more here.

Lecture at Holocaust Center April 12
On April 12, Dr. Jerry Ehrlich, a retired pediatrician who worked with Doctors Without Borders, and Dr. Nuran Nabi, a survivor of the genocide in Bangladesh, will share their experiences at the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (HGRC). On April 19, the center hosts 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. Both programs start at noon in the HGRC, located next to the book store on the West Windsor campus.

Student Art Exhibition Opens April 11; Opening Reception April 13
Visual Arts students at Mercer are ready to shine at The Gallery in the final show of the 2015-16 season. The annual “Visual Arts Student Exhibition” is on display from Monday, April 11 to Tuesday, May 3. The community is invited to an Opening Reception on Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Read more here.

"Explore Mercer!" Open House is April 13
Tell your friends and neighbors! MCCC will host its annual "Explore Mercer" open house on Wednesday, April 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to meet faculty, staff and student leaders from a wide varierty of Mercer programs. For more information, contact Enrollment Services at ext. 3795. Read more here. See the video promo here.

"Penny Wars III" Concludes April 14
There's still time to join Student Life & Leadership, SGA and LEAD, which are hosting MCCC Penny Wars III through April 14 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand and its fight against pediatric cancer. Stop by SC111 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 will be awarded in each category during an appreciation luncheon in May. Questions? Contact Jeannette Clugsten at clugstej@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.

Presidential Inauguration and Gala Scholarship Fundraiser are April 15
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 through early next week; discounted tickets are available for faculty and staff. Contact Michelle Hoffman at hoffmanm@mccc.edu for more information. Read moreabout the gala here. Read about the community partners to be honored here.





April 8-10: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

April 16 - May 1: "Mary Poppins"

Kelsey Theatre
2015-16 Schedule


Current News

Marketing Department Looking for Generational Stories
As the college’s begins its 50th anniversary year, the Marketing Department is looking for student success stories that span generations. If you have students in your current classes, or know of graduates whose parents, or even grandparents attended Mercer, we would like to know about them. Our goal is to do feature stories that will emphasize Mercer’s many decades of student success, as well as the endorsement by parents whose own Mercer experience informed their decision to send their children to MCCC. Contact Wendy Humphrey at ext. 3729 or by email at humphrew@mccc.edu.

Camp College May Be Able to Help You with Spring Cleaning
If you are doing some spring cleaning, keep in mind that Camp College may have use for items your children have outgrown. Among the items the camp can use are board games, puzzles and books appropriate for ages 6 to 13; recreational items such as tennis balls, craft/art supplies including beads, crayons and markers; and costumes and/or dress-up items. For more information, contact Camp College Director Rose Fiorello at ext. 3267 or by email at fiorellr@mccc.edu.

Long-Time Art Students Featured in Princeton Art Show
Some community members who take art classes at MCCC defy all definitions of the traditional student. Three of them -- Michele Bouchard, Lynne Faridy, and Concetta (Connie) Maglione -- are getting due recognition for their prodigious output at an exhibit called “Potpourri” at The Present Day Club in Princeton, on display through April 28. Read more here.

Despite Unsettled Season, Men’s Basketball Team Shows Steady Improvement
Members of the men’s basketball team hung tough through numerous trials this year and never lost sight of the importance of supporting each other and of being good representatives of MCCC athletics. Read more here.

VIDEO: Women's Basketball Team Measures Success in Many Ways
Lessons learned as competitors in a team sport -- such as discipline, focus, and dedication -- translate to the classroom for members of the MCCC women's basketball team, featured in this video, second in a series on student success at Mercer. See the video here.

Vikings Baseball Team Improves to 25-4 With Wednesday Win
The MCCC baseball team is on a roll, improving to 25-4 with an 8-2 victory over Brookdale on Wednesday. D.J. Endler had three hits and an RBI, with Vinny Vaccone and Austin Constantini driving in two apiece. Anthony Boselli and Sid Kumar also had an RBI each in the win. See the Facebook photos here. Way to go, Vikings!

Latest Edition of News@Mercer Now Available
The April edition of News@Mercer, the college's monthly newsletter highlighting major accomplishments by students, faculty, and staff, is available here. This e-newsletter goes out to more than 13,000 alumni, community members, and stakeholders each month. See an archive of past editions of News@Mercer here.


April 13 and 20: Tickets on sale for Wednesday Lunch at Student Restaurant. “Lettuce Eat” tickets are 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.

April 18 and 25: MercerOnline's Lunch 'n Learn Workshops. MercerOnline will host two additional workshops in April with Naveen Ramnanan, a Blackboard customer success advocate: E-Portfolios on April 18 and Retention Center on April 25. Both sessions start at noon in CM126B. For more information, see the flyer here. To register, sign up here.

April 20: Blackboard Online Training Session. MercerOnline's advanced Blackboard Training, Designing and Developing a Hybrid Course, is coming up Wednesday, April 20 from 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.

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 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 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)

MCCC presenting 'Visual Arts Student Exhibition' April 11-May 3

Community college hosting open house

MCCC fuses Shakespeare with Indian dance


Mercer County Community College finding ways to win despite departures

Broadway World

MCCC Gallery to Host 'Visual Arts Student Exhibition,' 4/11-5/3



Phish Pranks Throughout The Years

Press of Atlantic City

Holy Spirit grad Robert Boselli to play baseball for St. John's


Patch.com (East Windsor, Lawrenceville, Princeton)

MCCC Gallery to Host "Visual Arts Student Exhibition" April 11 to May 3; Opening Reception Is April 13


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