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September 16, 2016

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Rebroadcast of Dr. Eddie Glaude Keynote Address Sept. 19

Sierra Club Launches Lecture Series Sept. 19

The Gallery Presents 'Mercer at 50' Exhibit Sept. 19 to Oct. 18; Opening Reception Sept. 21

Mental Wellness Resource Fair Sept. 20

'Value of Being Vulnerable' Is Philosophy Club Topic Sept. 21

Cultivating Creativity in Students Is Lecture Topic at MCCC Sept. 28

Fantasy and Reality Collide in ‘Jake’s Women’ at Kelsey Sept. 30 to Oct. 9

MCCC Invites Community to Open House Oct. 8

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC First New Jersey College to Receive Commendation From Order of the Purple Heart

MCCC to Observe Constitution Day Sept. 17-21

Mercer Reaches Out to ITT Tech Students

Mercer Soccer at Home This Weekend; Janine Dennis Named GSAC Player of the Week

 

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

 

Coming Events

Rebroadcast of Dr. Eddie Glaude Keynote Address Sept. 19
If you missed Dr. Eddie Glaude's keynote address at the Engaging Learners in the 21st Century Conference on Aug. 24, you'll have a second chance to catch it during a screening of his presentation on Monday, Sept. 19 at noon in CM110. Dr. Glaude shared his thoughts about his most recent book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the Soul of America (Crown Publishing, 2016). It is a provocative account of the current state of race in the United States and an essential topic for educators at all levels. Copies of the book are available at the library and bookstore. See the flyer here. Questions? Email Jill Marcus at marcusj@mccc.edu.
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Sierra Club Launches Lecture Series Sept. 19
The Mercer County chapter of The Sierra Club will host the first in a series of Science Monday Lectures on Monday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in SC211. The topic for this first lecture discussion is "The Socio-Economic Impact of Recycling: Community Access and Service Equity." Monday’s presenter is Danny Thomas, a second-career chaplain with Mt. Hope UMC in Salem, N.J., whose career has included hospital service in Uganda, homeless advocacy in Mercer County, and as an alternative dispute resolution specialist in Israel and Palestine.
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The Gallery Presents 'Mercer at 50' Exhibit Sept. 19 to Oct. 18; Opening Reception Sept. 21
As MCCC continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Gallery at Mercer is presenting an exhibit that draws on MCCC’s deep roots in the arts community and its founding more than 100 years ago as The School for Industrial Arts in Trenton. The show will be on display from Monday, Sept. 19 to Tuesday, Oct. 18. The community is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Read more here.
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Mental Wellness Resource Fair Sept. 20
Counseling and Community Networks is hosting the second annual Mental Wellness Resource Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Center. See the flyer here. In addition, Attitudes in Reverse will set up a display in the quad to raise awareness about teen and young adult mental illness and suicide prevention. Read more here.
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'Value of Being Vulnerable' Is Philosophy Club Topic Sept. 21
The Philosophy S.P.A. Club continues its Civil Discourse Series on Wednesday, Sept. 21 with "Virtuous Risk: The Value of Being Adept at Being Vulnerable." Meetings are on Wednesdays in LA213 from noon to 1 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are all invited to join the conversation. See the full schedule of fall topics here.
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Cultivating Creativity in Students Is Lecture Topic at MCCC Sept. 28
Why today’s students write the way they do and how to get them out of a formulaic rut will be the first Distinguished Lecture topic for fall 2016, with a noted professor and author leading the discussion.“Cultivating Curiosity and Creativity in an Era of Standardization” will be the subject of a lecture by Ann Jurecic, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University and co-author of Habits of the Creative Mind, at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in CM109. Read more here.
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Fantasy and Reality Collide in ‘Jake’s Women’ at Kelsey Sept. 30 to Oct. 9
Modern relationships have never been messier than for Jake, a novelist who finds more success in his career than his life. The award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage presents Neil Simon’s comedic classic “Jake’s Women” at Kelsey Theatre from Sept. 30 to Oct. 9, with a reception with the cast and crew following the opening night performance. Read more here.
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MCCC Invites Community to Open House Oct. 8
MCCC is opening its doors for a Saturday event to showcase what the college has to offer prospective students, their families, and community members. Mercer’s fall open house, “Discover YOUR Community College,” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 on the West Windsor Campus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Student Welcome Center. Read more here.
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Sept. 9-25: Miss Saigon

Sept. 24: Beloved Prey
(one-hour children's opera)

Oct. 1: Princess and the Pea

Sept. 30 to Oct. 1: Jake's Women

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

MCCC First New Jersey College to Receive Commendation From Order of the Purple Heart
MCCC hosted its annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony Monday with music, memories and inspiring words of resilience and unity. Guest speakers included Plainsboro Police Chief Guy Armour, Vietnam vet and MCCC alumnus Norm Glover, and NJ Commander Joe Belardo of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, who presented a flag and plaque to President Jianping Wang in recognition of MCCC's commitment to veterans -- the first community college in New Jersey to receive this recognition. See the Facebook photos here.
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MCCC to Observe Constitution Day Sept. 17-21
From Director of Library Services Pam Price: The theme for Constitution Day this year explores the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which affirms the freedoms of the Bill of Rights and guarantees equal protection under the law for all citizens. To commemorate the day, Mercer will sponsor three activities: The Student Activities Office will give away T-shirts with the Preamble to the Constitution printed on them (while supplies last), the libraries will have pocket sized copies of the U.S. Constitution as giveaways (while supplies last), and there will be a link on the college’s webpage through Sept. 21 to connect to Constitution Day activities and informational podcasts from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Happy 229th Constitution Day!
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Mercer Reaches Out to ITT Tech Students
MCCC is working to assist all students displaced by the recent closure of ITT Tech campus, including local campuses in Burlington County and eastern Pennsylvania. Students looking to enroll at MCCC will be allowed to do so at the reduced in-county rate, regardless of location, and no admission fee, with a dedicated admissions counselor ready to assist. ITT Tech students wanting to find out more about what MCCC has to offer should call 570-3244 or fill out this form.
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Mercer Soccer at Home This Weekend; Janine Dennis Named GSAC Player of the Week
MCCC's soccer teams are in action at home Saturday against Lackawanna. The men's team is 2-2-2, and plays at noon. The women's team is 5-1 and will play at 2 p.m. with forward Janine Dennis, who was named the Garden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her three goals in Mercer's 5-0 win over Bucks last Wednesday and her four goals in a 7-3 win over Sussex Saturday. And in case you missed it: Here's Kellyann Krepp's winning goal as Mercer defeats Rowan at Gloucester 1-0 in overtime on Sept. 1!
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Reminders

Get Your Tickets Now for 2016-17 Season at Kelsey Theatre. Kelsey Theatre's season is full of Broadway hits, family favorites, special holiday performances, and shows for the younger set. The season starts with "Miss Saigon" Sept. 9-25. Read more here. The discounted rate for faculty and staff is just $9 per ticket!

Sept. 27: Anniversary Golf Classic to Benefit Student Athletes. MCCC invites friends and supporters of the college’s student athletes to hit the links on Tuesday, Sept. 27 for the MCCC Foundation’s Golf Classic for Scholarships, co-hosted by the Athletics Department. Read more here. To register, click 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).

New Catalogs Now Available. Copies of the 2016-17 MCCC college catalog are now avilable at both campuses. For restocking, contact Brian Kerns (Receiving Dept.) at ext. 3508. Note that our college catalog is published annually, and the most recent editions may always be accessed online here.
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Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

Fine Arts: Must-see exhibit in Trenton

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'Jake's Women' Sept. 30 - Oct. 9

New program to help high school dropouts get diplomas, land jobs

9/11 anniversary events to be held around Mercer County

 

Trentonian

September 11 memorial events to be held around Mercer County

 

Broadway World

Theater To Go Presents ROEBLING: THE STORY OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE


Mercer Space


Fantasy and reality collide in ‘Jake’s Women’ at Kelsey Theatre



Myrtle Beach Sun News


Myrtle Beach Pelicans capture second consecutive Carolina League championship (Alum James Pugliese)

 

Patch.com

Mercer County Helping Disadvantaged Young Adults Find Work

Fantasy and Reality Collide in ‘Jake’s Women’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Sept. 30 to Oct. 9

Mercer County Community College Invites Community to Open House Oct. 8

 

Planet Princeton

Princeton Area 9/11 15th Anniversary Events


Princeton Packet

Kento Iwasaki’s family opera 'Beloved Prey' will be performed at Kelsey Theatre

STAGE REVIEW: 'Miss Saigon' at Kelsey Theatre

MERCER COUNTY: Employment program offered to help underprivileged adults


Town Topics

Musical “The Princess And the Pea” at MCCC

Illustrated Lecture on 19th Century N.J. Photographers

 

US 1

Fall Arts: Visual Arts


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