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December 19, 2014

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Events and Announcements

Current News

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MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries for "Mercer County Artists 2015" American Honors Students Present 'Best Of' Moments Reminders

"Breakfast Class" Open for Business Jan. 5

Happy Holidays From MCCC!
Mercer in the News

Spring Semester Pre-Class Week Begins Jan. 9

Men's Soccer Player Wins Grand Prize in Instagram Contest News Links and Social Media
Register Now for IPIC Pre-Class Sessions Jan. 12-14 Funeral Service Students Tour Arlington National Cemetery

Updates & Info
"The Lightning Thief" Comes to Kelsey Theatre Jan. 17

Guest Speakers Bring Politics to Life for Poli Sci Students

Book Club Meets Jan. 29 Leonard Winogora is New WPU at Mercer On-Site Coordinator  
Coming to Kelsey Theatre Cast Your Vote for Vikings Baseball Team as "Team of the Year"

Coming Events

MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries for "Mercer County Artists 2015"
Artists age 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County are invited to submit their art for consideration for the "Mercer County Artists 2015" exhibition at The Gallery at Mercer. Jurying takes place on Saturday, Jan. 24. Read more here.

"Breakfast Class" Open for Business Jan. 5
The HRIM "Breakfast Class" will be open for business beginning Monday, Jan. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in ES111, Monday through Thursday, then Tuesday-Thursday Jan. 13-15. Ticket prices start at $3, payable after meal.

Spring Semester Pre-Class Week Begins Jan. 9
Spring Semester 2015 begins with Pre-Class Week on Friday, Jan. 9, with SOAR orientation and culminating on Thursday, Jan. 15 with College Assembly at 10 a.m. in Kelsey Theatre and the Academic Affairs Convocation at 1 p.m. in CM110. For a full schedule of Pre-Class Week activities, click here.

Register Now for IPIC Pre-Class Sessions Jan. 12-14
From MercerOnline Coordinator Jill Marcus: Professional Development for Spring 2015 has a new look and format. The Information Technology Services Department, Instructional and Institutional Effectiveness, MercerOnline, and the Instructional Professional and Improvement Committee are pleased to host a series of exciting events for the college community Jan. 12 to 14 during pre-class week; events include roundtable discussions, focus groups and traditional workshops. Be sure to mark your calendar. Pre-registration is required for some events, including the IPIC roundtable discussions, and recommended for all events. To RSVP, contact Jill Marcus at 609-570-3551, marcusj@mccc.edu, or click on the link here. For information about each session, click here to read the flyer or visit the webpage here.

"The Lightning Thief" Comes to Kelsey Theatre Jan. 17
Young Percy Jackson is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as he tries to set things right in the mythological world of the Greek gods. Young audiences will thrill to the new musical adaptation of "The Lightning Thief," to be presented by Theatreworks USA at Kelsey Theatre Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2 and 4 p.m. Read more here.

Book Club Meets Jan. 29
The next meeting of the MCCC Book Club is Thursday, Jan. 29 at noon in the faculty/staff dining room. The group will discuss "Edge of Eternity" by Ken Follett. For more information contact Melinda Struzynski in the Library at ext. 3554, or by email at struzynm@mccc.edu.






Dec. 19-21: The Nutcracker

Jan. 9-18: Man for All Seasons

Jan. 18: The Lightning Thief

Kelsey Theatre
2014-15 Season


Current News

American Honors Students Present 'Best Of' Moments
Fifteen classes of the new American Honors at Mercer program treated their professors and fellow students to a full morning of skits, readings and demonstrations as a way to present their newfound knowledge during a symposium held Dec. 6 at the MCCC Conference Center. Read more here.

Happy Holidays From MCCC!
The MCCC Chorus provided their voices and some winter cheer in the college's annual electronic holiday greeting to faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters. See the greeting here.

Men's Soccer Player Wins Grand Prize in Instagram Contest
Francesco Russo, a Sports Management major and member of the men’s soccer team, was the grand prize winner in the "Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram" contest, winning a $250 a gift card to the college bookstore. Russo gathered more than 800 "likes" from friends in the U.S. and his native Dominican Republic in his winning entry. During the course of the contest -- which featured 10 weekly winners -- student traffic on Instagram more than doubled. See the winning photos on Pinterest by clicking here.

Funeral Service Students Tour Arlington National Cemetery
Funeral Service students got a VIP tour of Arlington National Cemetery, the country’s most hallowed burial ground. Arlington Superintendent Jack Lechner, a 1976 alumnus of MCCC’s first Funeral Service class, facilitated and conducted the visit. Read more here.

Guest Speakers Bring Politics to Life for Poli Sci Students
Mercer political science students in Assistant Professor Leonard Winogora's POL 102 class got an up-close-and-personal look at the workings of government, with visits by municipal, county, and state officials. Read more here.

Leonard Winogora is New WPU at Mercer On-Site Coordinator
From Dr. Patrick Noonan, Director of Transfer Programs and Special Sessions for the William Paterson University at Mercer program: I wanted to let the MCCC community know that Leonard Winogora, adjunct assistant professor, is now also the new WPU at Mercer on-site coordinator. Leonard can be contacted in LA135, at ext. 3358, or via e-mail at winogoral@wpunj.edu, winogorl@faculty.mccc.edu, or mercer@wpunj.edu.

Cast Your Vote for Vikings Baseball Team as "Team of the Year"
The Mercer Baseball Team is among 14 finalists for the Trentonian's "Sportsman/Team of the Year" for its accomplishments last season. Cast your vote in support of the Vikings! Click here to vote.

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IPIC Announces Adjunct Professional Development Grants
From IPIC Chair Theresa Capra: The Instructional and Professional Development Committee (IPIC) is pleased to announce a professional development opportunity for adjunct faculty. The committee is now accepting applications for a professional improvement grant. This grant will be provided to the selected recipients to attend a professional conference covering instructional topics that are not offered at Mercer. The three awardees of the Spring 2015 grant will receive a stipend of up to $150 each toward registration and travel to a conference that will advance their professional development as an educator. All adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply.

Please download the application here and submit electronically via email.  All applications should be emailed to caprat@mccc.edu no later than Friday, January 16, 2015.  Awardees will be notified by the end of February.

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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Food Notes

Broadway World

Mercer County Symphonic Band Presents Winter Pops Concert Tonight

Cecil Whig

Cecil College vs. Mercer County C.C. men's basketball


Hero Percy Jackson Takes on Greeks Gods in "The Lightning Thief" at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Jan. 17

Battle of Conscience for Sir Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons" at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Jan. 9-18


Mercer County Symphonic Band Performs Dec. 17

Princeton Packet

Love in the Kitchen


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