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August 19, 2016

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'2016 Kelsey Awards' Ceremony Saturday MCCC Breaks Ground For Advanced Manufacturing Lab Reminders
MercerOnline Training Aug. 22-23 MCCC Mobile App Now Available for Hand-Held Devices Updates & Info
Register NOW for 'Engaging Learners in the 21st Century' Conference Aug. 24 Alumnus Kento Iwasaki Spans Genres and Cultures as Composer and Performer News Links and Social Media
Fall 2016 College Assembly, Barbecue, Aug. 25 We Need YOU for Annual Report Cover!  
Coming to Kelsey Theatre    

Coming Events

'2016 Kelsey Awards' Ceremony Saturday
The "2016 Kelsey Awards" ceremony is an evening of entertainment featuring some of the most talented theater people in New Jersey. And it's a chance for Kelsey Theatre fans to celebrate the actors and production crews who make it all happen. The show takes place at Kelsey Theatre Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 7 p.m. Read more here.

MercerOnline Training Aug. 22-23
MercerOnline is offering training Aug. 22 and 23 during Pre-Class Week to help faculty prepare for the fall semester. Sessions include How to Use Blackboard, Blackboard Grade Center Training, Introduction to Zoom, and Blackboard Retention Center. Details here.

Register NOW for 'Engaging Learners in the 21st Century' Conference Aug. 24
Don't delay! Register now for the 3rd Annual Engaging Learners in the 21st Century (EL21C) Conference, set for 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.

Fall 2016 College Assembly, Barbecue, Aug. 25
The college community will come together from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the fall college assembly in Kelsey Theatre, where faculty and staff will receive updates on college essentials and what to expect during the upcoming semester. An all-staff outdoor barbecue will follow the assembly. And don't forget: Immediately following the assembly, be sure to meet in the Quad for a special photo that will serve as a centerpiece for MCCC's promotions during our 50th anniversary year! Click here for a full schedule of pre-class week activities.






Aug. 20: Kelsey Awards

Sept. 9 to 25: Miss Saigon

Sept. 24: Beloved Prey (one-hour children's opera)

Kelsey Theatre
2016-17 Season


Current News

MCCC Breaks Ground For Advanced Manufacturing Lab
MCCC took a bold step into the future today, breaking ground for a new Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory on the West Windsor Campus that will integrate cutting-edge technology with hands-on experience in a field that has grown exponentially in recent years. Read more here.

MCCC Mobile App Now Available for Hand-Held Devices
As part of MCCC’s ongoing efforts to release new technology enhancing everyone’s overall experience and promote Mercer’s brand, we are happy to announce an updated mobile app for smart phones and tablets.  Highlights of the new app include:

-- The ability to view www.mccc.edu in a mobile-friendly format on smart phones and tablets;

-- The ability to view Google maps of both the West Windsor and James Kerney campus locations with all
buildings identified on each campus;

-- The ability to search for people in the online Directory;

-- The ability to view Events and Academic Calendars, along with links to Athletics, Student Life, Financial Aid, and several other areas;

-- The ability for students to view their schedules and grades through a secure connection to Colleague;

-- More features coming soon!

Instructions for downloading the mobile app for Apple and Android devices can be found at www.mccc.edu/app. If you have any technical questions regarding the Mobile App, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 4357 or 844-505-8075. top

Alumnus Kento Iwasaki Spans Genres and Cultures as Composer and Performer
Composer and musician Kento Iwasaki ’09 (Liberal Arts / Music) creates music that spans genres, cultures and centuries. Just recently, he performed dreamy, improvised Japanese koto music for a program about Mars at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. On Sept. 24, he will bring “Beloved Prey,” a children’s opera based on classic Japanese Noh theater, to Kelsey Theatre. Read more here.

We Need YOU for Annual Report Cover!
The Marketing Department is currently compiling material for the 2015-16 MCCC Annual Report. Our front cover image is YOU -- all the faculty, staff and students who are part of our MCCC community. Following College Assembly on Aug. 25 -- and preceding our barbecue lunch -- we will ask everyone to gather on the WWC Quad at approximately 11:45 a.m. for a HUGE group photo. T-shirts with the 50th anniversary logo and the message "All In for Student Success" will be distributed for you to wear and keep for other Mercer functions in the coming year. Please help out. "All In" only works if we are "all in" the photo.


Get Your Tickets Now for 2016-17 Season at Kelsey Theatre. Kelsey Theatre's season is full of Broadway hits, family favorites, special holiday performances, and shows for the younger set. The season starts with "Miss Saigon" Sept. 9-25. Read more here. The discounted rate for faculty and staff is just $9 per ticket.

Sept. 27: Anniversary Golf Classic to Benefit Student Athletes. MCCC invites friends and supporters of the college’s student athletes to hit the links on Tuesday, Sept. 27 for the MCCC Foundation’s Golf Classic for Scholarships, co-hosted by the Athletics Department. Read more here. To register, click here.

New Catalogs Now Available. Copies of the 2016-17 MCCC college catalog are now avilable at both campuses. For restocking, contact Brian Kerns (Receiving Dept.) at ext. 3508. Note that our college catalog is published annually, and the most recent editions may always be accessed online here.

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

Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

Body in motion: Physical therapy to minimize back pain

New York Times

Things to Do in New Jersey


Greater Media Newspapers

Siroki, Nally continuing baseball careers at junior colleges



The Intelligencer

2016 Kelsey Awards, a Tony Awards-inspired evening



Mercer Space

West Windsor teen earns trip to international wushu competition


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