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Issue 2010 - 4, May 5, 2010

Registration is Open for Summer 2010
Summer is learning time at MCCC, and this year the college is offering greater flexibility than ever in its course scheduling. Students can choose credit course sessions of six weeks, eight weeks, 10 weeks or 11 weeks, at both campuses and online, with starting dates of May 24, June 4, June 21, and July 7. More here. Click here for the summer bulletin online.

Supporters Gather for a Cause at MCCC Scholarship Dinner Dance
College supporters celebrated for a good cause at MCCC's April 24 Scholarship Dinner Dance. Honorees included Dow Jones & Company, William and Judith Scheide, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and MCCC Foundation Board Member J. Lynne Cannon. Click here for more, including major supporters and profiles of student scholarship recipients.

MCCC Receives Awards from the AAWCC
This month the college was honored to receive awards from the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. President Patricia C. Donohue was presented with the 2010 CEO of the Year Award for many years of outstanding service to the AAWCC, and for leadership development for women in community colleges. Staff members Margarita Leahy and Dr. Khalida Haqq received awards for developing and implementing a mentoring program with local, regional and national application. Student Shelly Djoufack was awarded a $500 scholarship for her many accomplishments -- one of just four awardees nationwide.

Tennis Team Heads to Nationals; Ranked Third in Country
MCCC's men's tennis team is ranked third in the country, and is hoping to "get the job done" at the National Junior College Athletic Association’s national tournament in Plano, TX, May 10-14. See photos here.

New Coach Named for MCCC Men's Soccer
Larry Povia has been selected as head coach for men's soccer at MCCC. Povia served as assistant coach and goalkeeping coach under Charlie Inverso, who announced his resignation earlier this year. "Larry has played a big part in the team's consistent record of success," said Athletic Director John Simone. "He is the logical choice to step in and pick up where Coach Inverso left off." More here.

Art Club Learns Through Community Service
Members of the MCCC Art Club have learned lots about painting, drawing and sculpting this year -- and also about altruism. According to the club's advisor, Assistant Professor Lucas Kelly, the club has raised the bar with three ambitious community service projects. More here.

MCCC Gallery Hosting Visual Arts Student Show Through May 13

The outstanding artistic talent of MCCC's Visual Arts students is showcased in this year's " Visual Arts Students Exhibition," on display now through May 13. More than 120 works of art contributed by 50 students include raku, sculpture, paintings, prints, graphic designs, photographs and ceramics. The exhibit is free and open to the public. More here with images.

James Kerney Celebration of Academic Achievement May 11
Supporters are welcome at the James Kerney annual Celebration of Academic Achievement, set for Tuesday, May 11, 6 p.m. at the Trenton War Memorial. Graduates of credit and noncredit programs at Mercer's downtown Trenton location will be recognized for their achievements.

Chorus and Jazz Band to Perform May 18 and 19
The MCCC Chorus will perform “Spring Is in The Air” on Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Directed by Pamela Sharples, the diverse Chorus includes both music majors and students from across the campus.

The MCCC Jazz Band, directed by Professor James Kelly, will present a varied and exciting Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 19, 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Both concerts are free and open to the public. More here with photos.

Mud Pie Players to Perform May 10 at Lawrence Library
The Communication Program's Mud Pie Players will present a show for children ages 2-5 at the Lawrenceville Library on May 10 at 11 a.m. Now in its third year, the event is part of the service learning component of the "Oral Interpretation of Literature" class.

Noncredit Opportunities for Spring and Summer; New Twitter Account

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer has published its Spring/Summer course bulletin, offering classes designed to enhance career opportunities. Learn more about affordable, short-term noncredit courses here. For information about a new program in Fashion Design, click here. For culinary classes, click here.

The Center has a new Twitter account where you can keep up with new course offerings and news. See updates or become a follower here.

Earth Day Festivities and Education at Both Campuses
The college celebrated Earth Week with a number of events. On April 21, lecturer Martin Johnson, the founder and president of Isles, Inc., discussed environmentalism in an urban context. On April 22, both campuses hosted eco-themed fairs to increase awareness of sustainability issues and the emerging green economy. Photos on Facebook here.

Be an MCCC Facebook Fan!

The college has 859 Facebook fans today, and the number is growing rapidly. Keep up with college news, events and photos on Facebook. Click the "Like" button and become a fan here.

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What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre:

May 7-16: My Fair Lady

May 22: Click, Clack, Moo

May 29-30: Mercer Dance Ensemble

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