Windsor, N.J. -"Learning is Serving" is the month-long
theme for Mercer County Community College's observance of
Black History Month. Kicking off the events and addressing
the theme on Tuesday, Feb. 1 will be the Rev. Michele Bazin,
senior pastor of New Horizon Baptist Church in Groveville,
N.J., who will deliver the keynote address, "Using Your
Gifts to Help the Community." The event, which is free
and open to the public, takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m.
at Kerney Hall on the college's James Kerney Campus (JKC),
102 North Broad Street, Trenton. Lunch will be served.
Activities are sponsored by MCCC's African American Student
Organization (AASO). Throughout the month, African artifacts
will be featured in the Library Building's display case on
the second floor at the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200
Old Trenton Road.
According to Lucia Brown-Joseph, coordinator of Mercer's Black
History Month programming and the college's bursar, activities
are designed to educate and motivate all to make a difference
in their community. "Through education, we hope to serve
the citizens of our community to improve their quality of
life," Brown-Joseph said.
Activities are free unless indicated. Other public events
more information, call (609) 570-3404.
Jazz Café featuring Direction356 and New Perspective
jazz bands on Friday, Feb. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. at
the JKC Center City Café.
Evening of Praise Gospel Explosion on Saturday, Feb.
5 from 8 to 10 p.m. at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 1200
Old Trenton Road, West Windsor Campus. Donations accepted.
MCCC student performers, local gospel choirs and praise
dancers will perform.
New Jersey Blood Services community outreach presentation
and Blood Drive sign-up followed by a presentation
by local genealogist Walter Ritter on Tuesday, Feb.
8 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center, Room
104, West Windsor Campus. The Blood Drive will take
place on Monday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
a blood mobile to be parked by the Security Building.
Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, Feb.
10 at the Mercer Womens Basketball Game in the
Gymnasium on the West Windsor Campus. A breast cancer
awareness talk will take place during halftime. Come
out and wear something pink. Admission for adults
is $3 and $2 for students and senior citizens. All
proceeds from admission will go to the Breast Cancer
Resource Center (BCRC), a program of the YMCA Princeton.
The event is sponsored by the American Association
of Women in Community Colleges and the Student Government
to Serve Others": Presentations by Trenton-based
authors Marie Antionette and Dr. Jack Washington on
Tuesday, Feb. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student
Center, Room 104, West Windsor Campus. Antionette
is the author of three books, including "A Girl
Named Job (2009, Cauzing Elevation Publishing, LLC).
Dr. Washington, a Trenton Central High School history
teacher, is author of books documenting the history
of Trenton, NJ. Among them are "The Quest for
Equality: Trenton's Black Community 1890-1965"
(1993, Africa World Press).
Mike showcasing MCCC talent on Friday, Feb. 18 from
7 to 10 p.m. at JKC's Center City Café.
Guy Generals, vice president for academic affairs,
and Dr. Eric Watson, assistant professor of English
and History, will discuss the views of Dr. W.E.B.
Dubois and Dr. Booker T. Washington during an interactive
presentation, "W.E.B Du Bois vs. Booker T. Washington:
Historical Perspectives," on Monday, Feb. 21
at noon in the Communication Building, CM 108. The
presentation will be repeated on Tuesday, Feb. 22
at 6:30 p.m. in Kerney Hall on the James Kerney Campus.
Alvyn Haywood, Professor of Communications, will moderate
the discussion and Q and A.
Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 11:45 a.m. to 1
p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria, West Windsor
Campus, featuring MCCC Communication Professor Donna
Munde, who will deliver the keynote address, "Dedicated
to Service: MCCC in Action." Lunch will be served.
Ball on Friday, Feb. 25 from 8 p.m. to midnight in
the Student Center Cafeteria, West Windsor Campus.
Tickets are $8 each for students; $10 each for others.
Must be dressed in fancy costume and mask.