Get your golden ticket to visit a magical, mysterious
chocolate factory as The Yardley Players presents the "Willy Wonka" musical at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, running tonight through July 10. A reception with cast and crew follows the Friday night performance. Read more here.
If you are a Kelsey Theatre fan, it’s time to make your voice heard about your favorite shows and actors from the 2015-16 season. Vote in the first round of the 2016 Kelsey Awards through July 2. (This initial round narrows the field for second round voting.) Just one vote per IP address, or per household, is allowed. Click here to read the rules and vote.
Fans of rock 'n roll, take note: Reock & Roll Revue returns to Kelsey Theatre, this time to pay tribute to Jackson Browne and his best-selling LP, "Running on Empy." There are two shows only, so get your tickets soon. Read more here.
Don't delay! Register now for the 3rd Annual Engaging Learners in the 21st Century (EL21C) Conference, which will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The full-day professional development conference includes breakfast, lunch, conference materials, keynote, four sessions and, NEW this year, a concluding poster session with a beverage/hors d' oeuvres reception.
The full program is now available on the teach website (https://teach.mccc.edu/). There are 20 sessions to choose from along four tracks: online/hybrid learning; STEM; problem-based/engaged learning; and the new retention/student success track. Space is limited. Register promptly to ensure a spot. Visit the EL21C website for details and registration here (https://teach.mccc.edu/prodev.html#el21c).
The Art Gallery at Trenton Hall on MCCC's James Kerney Campus just got a step closer to opening, thanks in part to the presentation of a check for $20,000, the second installment of a three-year grant totaling $60,000 from Investors Bank. Read more here.
MCCC celebrated the diverse talents and inspired voices of area high school students in grades 9 through 12 this spring in its 2016 Aspirations arts journal. This year’s journal includes poetry, fiction and essays by 69 teens and drawings and photographs by 77. Read more here.
Two employees who go "above and beyond" at Mercer, Roseann Cooper and Tonia Harrison, were singled out for special recognition by their colleagues at the college’s 28th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony. Read more here.
The results can be magical or a bit disappointing, but it’s always a learning process at MCCC's six-week Raku Workshop, taught by Ceramics Professor Michael Welliver. See the Facebook photos here..
It was a great year for tennis at MCCC: The men's team finished second at nationals, and now the nation's Division III no. 1 singles and no. 1 doubles team are Mercer champions! Learn more about the Mercer tennis program, with this video, part of a series on student athlete success at MCCC.
July 15: Deadline to Apply for Fall Scholarships. For incoming and continuing students who have not yet applied to the MCCC Foundation for Fall scholarships, the online application deadline has been moved up to July 15. (The date change will help to better coordinate scholarship awards with students’ complete financial aid packages.) The goal is to award all scholarships by July 31. Faculty reviewers are asked to encourage students to meet this new, earlier deadline by completing their application at our online scholarship portal here.
The July 31 deadline also affects the timing of faculty reviews and recommendations, so please plan accordingly. The Scholarship Office will reach out to newly-assigned faculty reviewers to schedule training. For questions, please contact Laura Richards, Scholarship Coordinator, at email@example.com or 609-570-3519.
Procedure for Campus Emergencies
From Michael E. Flaherty, Commanding Officer, College Safety & Security: We greatly appreciate your feedback from our recent college safety survey. One of the challenges presented in a number of the responses was when and whom you should notify in the event of an emergency. Please note that the National 911 Program defines an “emergency” as any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include a fire, a crime (especially in progress), an automobile accident, especially in the case of personal injury, or a medical emergency that requires immediate attention.
If you find yourself in doubt, we urge you to call 911. While our College Safety and Security staff serves as a capable team for “front line” support, it has limitations. If you do call 911, we in College Safety ask that you also call our security desk (ext. 3200 or 3503-24/7 and regardless of campus) but only if the time and circumstances permit.
It is important to know that our phone system requires that you dial “9” in order to reach an outside line. If you elect to call 911 and you are using a telephone line on the MCCC telephone system you must dial 9 FIRST. 9-911.
If your desktop computer does not have the ALERTUS Desktop “Panic Button" -- the quickest way to alert campus safety and security officers -- please contact the ITS office at ext. 4357. Procedures for using this system are available here: https://mlink.mccc.edu/security.shtml. Please use ext. 3503 (WWC) or ext. 3175 (JKC), available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to report a non-emergency or to request routine assistance or information.
If you require further assistance or have questions, please contact Commander Flaherty or Lieutenant Commander Pollard and we will be glad to assist you.
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