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Issue 2008 - 6, August 1, 2008

MCCC's Fall Semester Begins Aug. 25
Help us by reminding your friends and neighbors to sign up now for fall semester classes that begin Aug. 25. Full information is available at the college website, where previously registered students can register online. Click here.

Evening Weekend College Begins
Designed to accommodate adult learners who work full time or care for young children during the day, the new Evening Weekend College begins with the fall semester on Aug. 25. The program offers associate degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Arts that can be completed in two years by attending classes in the evening, on weekends and online.
Click here for the full press release

New Transfer Option with Philadelphia Univ.
MCCC has signed a new transfer agreement with Philadelphia University's Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program, Evening Studies. Mercer graduates from any program who have successfully completed specific requirements can transfer with third-year status.
More here.

New Issue of Viking Newsletter Now Available
In the summer Viking newsletter we tell the stories of many successful alumni, in addition to giving news about graduation, two grand openings, a construction project, a talent show and many new initiatives at MCCC. You can read it all online here.

Funding Sought for Aviation Program
The Aviation program will continue to take new students this fall while the college seeks to raise needed funding. An Advisory Committee is now forming to review our fundraising efforts and to consider sources which may not have emerged yet.

Jazz Station Begins Broadcasting Sept. 1
WWFM The Classical Network will launch its new jazz station, "Jazz On 2," on Sept. 1, airing on 89.1's HD2 channel. The new station will collaborate with WDUQ in Pittsburgh for its programming, made possible by the college's recently added membership affiliation with National Public Radio. Locally produced programs will include guest hosts from college faculty and staff, and members of the community.

The jazz station's goals include helping to revive Trenton's jazz heritage and encouraging students to continue both their higher education and their jazz involvement after high school. WWFM Producer Winifred Howard, who is coordinating the jazz initiative, has already arranged for more than a dozen local programs a week.

Rachel Katz of WWFM's Views and Voices Wins Award
WWFM's Rachel Katz, host and producer of the Views & Voices program, and Bliss Michelson, recording engineer, won a First Place award from the Society of Professional Journalists, New Jersey Chapter. The award was for a program last fall dealing with flooding in our region. You can hear Views & Voices Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. on WWFM. Rachel's interviews with numerous college staff and faculty members are available online here.

Back to School Night Aug. 14
Adults who want to revive, refocus and reconnect with learning opportunities for professional or personal interest are invited to “Back to School Night for Adults” on Aug. 14. Hosted by MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies, the event begins at 5 p.m. at the Conference Center. Participants will have the opportunity to get expert advice and information about short-term, noncredit professional and personal development classes. Attendees will receive a coupon for a 10% discount on fall registration. Call 609-570-3311 or e-mail
The full noncredit course listings for fall are online here.

Golf Classic Set for Oct. 6 -- Save the Date
The MCCC Athletics Department hosts its 17th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 6 at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course. Proceeds go to the MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Haldeman Car Dealerships will be sponsoring a hole-in-one prize. The tournament concludes with an awards reception, door prizes and dinner. Click here for the full press release and links.

Announcing the Kelsey Theatre Fall Series
A bright new season of theatrical events commences at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre in September. There are 14 full-length musicals, comedies and dramas scheduled for the 2008-09 season, along with 15 children's shows. Discounted subscription packages are on sale now. Tickets for individual shows go on sale Sept. 2. More here.

Summer Shows Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Aug. 15-24 -- Maurer Productions Returns With New "Pooh" Musical

Aug 14-17 -- One Act Plays by MCCC Graduates at the Studio Theatre

Mercer in the News Online

The Times, July 16, 2008: MCCC degree programs aimed at adult students

The Times, July 17, 2008: Giving city youth a chance

The Times, July 19, 2008: "Hits and Misses" Column

The Times, July 23, 2008: Back to School Night for Adults

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