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October 14, 2016

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

'In the Heights' Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre

'Dirty Water and Politics' is Topic of Science Monday Oct. 17

Join PTK for Statewide Completion Week Activities Oct. 17-21

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Lecture on Underground Railroad Oct. 18

Philosophy Club Discusses 'Asserted & Assigned Identities' Oct. 19

‘Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge’ Comes to Kelsey Nov. 11-13

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Faculty, Staff Invited to Free Forum on Youth Poverty Issues

Women’s Tennis Team Ends Season with Strong Performance

Mercer Soccer Teams Continue to Roll

 

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

'In the Heights' Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “In the Heights,” presented by the Pennington Players, opens tonight at Kelsey Theatre. This Tony Award-winning show runs through Oct. 23. A reception with the cast and crew follows tonight's performance. Read more here.
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'Dirty Water and Politics' is Topic of Science Monday Oct. 17
As part of the monthly Science Monday series presented by the Sierra Club, Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, will present "Dirty Water and Politics: An Overview of Delaware Riverkeeper Wins for Healthy Flowing Rivers and What We Can Do" on Monday, Oct. 17. Carluccio is a charismatic and inspirational leader who has been organizing and working with grassroots groups for 20 years. She has served as executive director of Del-AWARE Unlimited and as executive director of the Neshaminy Water Resources Authority, and has been active in the social service field for 12 years, including membership on 10 community, government and service group boards. The discussion takes place in SC211 on the West Windsor Campus from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Join PTK for Statewide Completion Week Activities Oct. 17-21
MCCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter invites the college community to participate in a variety of activities in honor of Community College Completion Week, Oct. 17-21. It all begins Monday with a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in SC104. For more information or to RSVP, click here. Additional events include a transfer fair and completion pledge signing event on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Center; an alumni networking panel on Thursday from 6-7 p.m. in SC104; and a Friday scholarship workshop from 9-11 a.m. in AD223. For a complete listing of events, click here.
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Pulitzer Prize Winner to Lecture on Underground Railroad Oct. 18
“Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad” will be the subject of a lecture by Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Dr. Eric Foner, author of a book by the same name, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in CM109. His talk is part of MCCC’s Fall 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series. Read more here.
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Philosophy Club Discusses 'Asserted & Assigned Identities' Oct. 19
The Philosophy S.P.A. Club continues its Civil Discourse Series with "Asserted and Assigned Identities: Properties, Relations, and Intersections." The group meets on Wednesdays in LA213 from noon to 1 p.m. Students, facutly and staff are all invited to join the conversation. See the full schedule here.
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‘Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge’ Comes to Kelsey Nov. 11-13
It’s a quintessentially American story of perseverance against all odds, one that features Trenton’s most famous family. By special invitation, Theater To Go presents “Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge” at Kelsey Theatre for one weekend only: Friday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 13. Read more here.
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Oct. 14 to 23: In The Heights

Oct. 28 to Nov. 6: Odd Couple

Nov. 11-13: Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

Faculty, Staff Invited to Free Forum on Youth Poverty Issues
The Princeton Area Community Foundation invites Mercer faculty and staff to a free conference, "A Forum for Action: Creating A Future Where All Children Thrive" on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer. The forum is designed as a chance for participants to share their expertise and experience dealing with children and adolescents living in poverty. Goals include the designing of new initiatives and grant guidelines. To register or for more information, click here.
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Women’s Tennis Team Ends Season with Strong Performance
The women’s tennis team ended its 2016 season on a high note at the Region 19 Championship, which was held at Rowan College @ Gloucester Oct. 8 to 10. The Vikings fell just short of qualifying for the NJCAA Division III National Championship, finishing the tournament tied for third place with Northampton Community College. Read more here.
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Mercer Soccer Teams Continue to Roll
Mercer's men's and women's soccer teams continue to succeed as the regular season draws to a close, with the women scoring big against CCRI on Saturday with a 6-1 victory (Facebook photos here), followed by a 1-0 victory over Morris Wednesday. The women are now 12-2 and undefeated in regional play going into the Region 19 Tournament next week. The men are undefeated in October, winning 2-1 Saturday against Nassau (Facebook photos here), and Wednesday against Queensbourough, 1-0. The final home games of the season for both teams are next Wednesday. The men face Union at 4 p.m.; the women close out their regular season against Cumberland at 6 p.m. Go Vikes!
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Reminder

Hygiene Drive for TASK. MCCC's Phi Theta Kappa and the Muslim Student Association are teaming up to collect hygiene items for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Donations of the following items are appreciated: toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap, men’s deodorant, men’s razors, shampoo, conditioner, tampons/sanitary napkins, washcloths, socks, Tums, ibuprofen, etc. TASK is especially in need of socks and snacks. Place your donations in the marked boxes located in the Transfer Office (SC201), in front of Financial Aid and in front of the Student Life and Leadership office.

Through Nov. 17: L.E.A.D. 'People and Pets' Food Drive. The L.E.A.D. Program and the Student Life and Leadership Department are hosting a food drive starting on Monday, Oct. 10 and ending on Nov. 17. The goal is to provide Meals on Wheels of Mercer County with enough food for 250 Blizzard Bags to help residents and their pets during the winter months.  Donation boxes are located in SC111 at the West Windsor Campus and in the Commons Area at the James Kerney Campus. If you have any questions, please email Jeannette Clugsten at clugstej@mccc.edu. The requested items are listed here.

Through Dec. 14: MCCC Exercise Classes. Faculty and staff are invited to join with students for evening yoga classes on Mondays through Dec. 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225; Zumba on Tuesdays through Dec. 13, noon to 1 p.m. in the gym; and lunchtime yoga on Wednesdays through Dec. 14, also from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym, and taught by our very own Helen Tanzini, Professor of Chemistry. (Bring your own mat for yoga.) No classes will be held during the week of Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 21-25).
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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

44 officers from 6 N.J. counties graduate police academy


CentralJersey.com

Lights Up on ‘In the Heights’ at Kelsey

MercerMe

Mercer County Police Academy Graduates 15th Class of Police Officers


Patch.com

Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian Lectures on the Hidden History of the Underground Railroad at MCCC Oct. 18

‘Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge’ Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Nov. 11 to 13

‘Odd Couple’ Redux Features Female Slob and Neatnik at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 28 to Nov. 6

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