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September 25, 2015

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Events and Announcements

Current News

News Clips and Links
Opening Night for 'Fantasticks' Dean Winston Maddox Earns Ph.D. Reminders

MercerOnline Blackboard Training Sept. 28

College Voice Is on the Stands

Mercer in the News

CTL's Faculty Circle of Innovation Sessions Start Sept. 28

Students Add New Social Media Platforms at MCCC Gallery Updates & Info
Trenton Campus Hosts Health Fair Sept. 30 Kelsey Theatre Video - You Gotta See This! News Links and Social Media
'Ease of Transfer' Workshop Sept. 30

IMMS Info and Safety Guide

Coming to Kelsey Theatre Alumni Success: Photography Grad Haley Monek  
  Women's Tennis Facebook Photo Album  

Coming Events

Opening Night for 'Fantasticks'
PinnWorth Productions, whose production team includes MCCC's Kate Pinner and Robert Terrano, presents "The Fantasticks" tonight through Sunday and next weekend, Oct. 2-4. If you haven't yet seen the show that has broken records as the longest-running show in NYC, here's your chance with a stellar regional cast. Remember that staff and faculty receive a discount on tickets. Read more here.

MercerOnline Blackboard Training Sept. 28
Register NOW for MercerOnline’s MO 101/102 Online Instructor Training that starts Monday, Sept. 28. MO 101/102 is an asynchronous online training that provides an introduction to Blackboard, which is used to complement face-to-face classes and facilitate online or hybrid instruction. The class runs for one week and takes approximately three hours to complete. The face-to-face session meets noon to 1 p.m. and the evening online synchronous session is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, please complete the form here. For more information, e-mail merceronline@mccc.edu.

CTL's Faculty Circle of Innovation Sessions Start Sept. 28
From Jill Marcus: The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce the Fall 2015 Faculty Circle of Innovation schedule. The sessions are offered twice, once on Monday at noon and again on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in CM126B, starting on Monday, Sept. 28. During each session, all faculty are encouraged to join us in viewing a 20-minute webinar on a relevant topic followed by a round table discussion. The topics cover a variety of tools for sustaining student motivation and improving student learning. Bring your lunch, your colleagues and your ideas. View the schedule here.

Trenton Campus Hosts Health Fair Sept. 30
The Trenton Campus will host its Annual Health Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in Kerney Hall, Room 229. Stop by for blood pressure checks, eye exams, information on mental health services, substance abuse treatment, diet, cancer prevention and more. For further information, contact Linda Ertingu at ext. 3165.

'Ease of Transfer' Workshop Sept. 30
Spread the word! MCCC invites students and family members to an information session on “Ease of Transfer from MCCC to a Four-Year College” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Student Center. Admissions representatives from four-year colleges will conduct an information session about the transfer process. Participating colleges include Rutgers, Rowan, Rider, The College of New Jersey, William Paterson University and CUNY (representing all City University of NY schools). Community members should RSVP online at www.mccc.edu/mercerandbeyond or call 609-570-3244.





Sept. 25-Oct. 4: "The Fantasticks"

Oct. 3: "Curious George and the Golden Meatball"

Oct. 9-18: "Around the World in 80 Days"

Kelsey Theatre
2015-16 Schedule


Current News

Dean Winston Maddox Earns Ph.D.
MCCC Dean of Business and Technology Winston Maddox recently earned his Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. His dissertation, “Adapting to a Virtual Learning Environment,” examines the experiences of five experienced college faculty members transitioning from teaching in a traditional classroom to a virtual learning environment. Read more here.

College Voice Is on the Stands
The first Fall 2015 issue of The College Voice, MCCC's student newspaper, is on the stands. According to Voice Advisor Matthew Kochis, a new English/Journalism faculty member, the Voice staff plans to publish three issues per semester, with online versions to be available at www.mcccvoice.org. Kochis credits former Voice Advisor Holly Johnson with a big assist on this first edition. Pick up a copy around either campus and check out what our students have to say!

Students Add New Social Media Platforms at MCCC Gallery
Student intern Christine J. Villafuerte, who is the Gallery's social media coordinator, invites the college community to check out the Gallery's new Instagram and Twitter pages. The Gallery's accounts include: The Gallery at MCCC on Facebook and @gallerymccc on Instagram and Twitter. (The Public Relations Department maintains a Pin Board on Pinterest for the Gallery.)

Kelsey Theatre Video - You Gotta See This!
MCCC alumnus John Maurer ('82), a very talented motion graphics artist and director/producer for the award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage, created an amazing video to promote Kelsey Theatre's "Adventure Diaries" season now under way. Check it out here. Maurer's theater company presents "Around the World in 80 Days" at Kelsey Theatre Oct. 9-16.

Alumni Success: Photography Grad Hayley Monek
Photography grad Hayley Monek is currently completing her B.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she is putting her creativity to work with fascinating results. Monek self-published a book, AQUAFORMATIONS, which she displayed at Printed Matter's 10th Annual NY Art Book Fair held Sept. 17-20. She says Mercer prepared her well for taking her art to the next level. Read more and see photographs here.

IMMS Info and Safety Guide
From Carol Hoppock, Administrator, Internet Maintenance Managemnent System (IMMS): Welcome back to a new and sure to be exciting semester with all the new improvements and renovations performed at Mercer this year! As a reminder to returning staff and faculty and an introduction to new staff, please see the information and ‘how-to’ guide on work order management here. Retain this as a reference when the need for facilities or security services arises. It is important to enter all requests -- much like the IT Department -- through this system in order for your requests to be scheduled, assigned and handled promptly by our team of technicians and officers. Also, remember to utilize the Maintenance Direct Hot Line, ext. 3536, for Facility circumstances or conditions that require immediate attention, and ext. 3503 or ext. 3200 for Security emergencies. Best wishes for a successful semester!

Women's Tennis: Facebook Photo Album
With its largest squad in years, the women's tennis team is currently 3-4 on the season. According to Head Coach Marc Vecchiolla, the women are enthusiastic, fun to coach, and improving their skills with every match. See the Facebook photo album from their match against Camden on Sept. 14 here.


Oct. 16: Art Show at Hopewell Gallery. Visual Arts Professor Kyle Stevenson will display his work at the Morpeth Contemporary gallery, 43 West Broad Street, Hopewell. "Finished Work" runs Oct. 16 to Nov. 2, with an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the Morpeth Contemporary website here.

Oct. 18: Discover Mercer Open House. Spread the word to neighbors, relatives and friends! Prospective students, families and community guests are invited to join faculty and staff at a "Discover Mercer" open house on Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to noon. There will be tours, presentations and more. Read about it here. Visitors can register here. (www.mccc.edu/discover)

Nov. 2-5: Call for Gallery Entries: High School Teachers and Students. The Gallery at Mercer is creating an exhibit focusing on area high school art teachers and their students. Help spread the word to high school teachers you may know. The show will feature the teachers and students they select. Submissions may be dropped off from Nov. 2 to 5; the exhibit will be on display from Nov. 16 to Dec. 8. Read more details here.

Through Dec. 1: Holocaust Center Film Series. The Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center presents "Only a Number" on Sept. 29. Other film screenings include "The Courage to Care" with Dr. Carol Rittner on Oct. 13; "The Long Way Home" on Oct. 27; "Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia" on Nov. 17; and "Ghosts of Rwanda" on Dec. 1. In addition, the center will feature "Movies at Night" from 6-8 p.m. beginning on Sept. 24 with "Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death" and on Nov. 3 with "Genocide: Worse Than War." Several other events are scheduled for the fall semester. For the complete list, click here.

Through Dec. 7: Exercise Classes. Yoga and Zumba are offered through the Student Life and Leadership office. Zumba is offered in the gym on Tuesdays through Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. Yoga is offered Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225 through Dec. 7 and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym through Dec. 2.

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

Mercer in the News This Week

Patch.com (East Windsor, Princeton, Lawrence)

William Paterson University Awarded $1M Grant To Recruit Teaching Majors

'Curious George and the Golden Meatball' Is Tasty Treat for Younger Set at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Oct. 3

MCCC Invites Prospective Students, Parents to Make Mercer Part of Their Four-Year College Plan

MCCC Opens Enrollment for Later-Starting Classes

Mercer County Community College Invites Community to Open House Oct. 17

Princeton Online

Around the World in 80 Days at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Oct. 9 to 18

“Curious George and the Golden Meatball” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 3

“The Fantasticks” Brings Music and Magic to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Sept. 25 to Oct. 4

Mercer County Community College Invites Community to Open House Oct. 17

MCCC Opens Enrollment for Later-Starting Classes

MCCC Invites Prospective Students, Parents to Make Mercer Part of Their Four-Year College Plan

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