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September 23, 2016

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Final Weekend for 'Miss Saigon'

Alum Kento Iwasaki Returns Tomorrow with 'Beloved Prey' at Kelsey Theatre

TracDat Access and Training Sept. 26 and 27

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

Culinary Tasting Event Set for Oct. 12

'In The Heights' Coming to Kelsey Theatre Oct. 14 to 23

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Enrollment Open for Later Starting Classes

New Issue of Kelsey Review Is Ready to Read!

Athletic Trainer Lisa Camillone Honored by Her Mercer Fans

Students Seek Hygiene Items for TASK

Men's and Women's Soccer Teams Off to Solid Start

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Final Weekend for 'Miss Saigon'
This weekend, PinnWorth Productions presents the final three performances of the musical sensation "Miss Saigon" at Kelsey Theatre. Limited tickets are still available for the Friday and Saturday night shows. Read about the production here.
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Alum Kento Iwasaki Returns Tomorrow with 'Beloved Prey' at Kelsey Theatre
There are still tickets available for 'Beloved Prey,' an opera based on traditional Japanese Noh theater and created by composer/performer Kento Iwasaki, a 2009 MCCC alumnus who lives and works in New York City. Billed as a chlidren's show due to its one-hour length, it's a cultural experience that all will enjoy. More about the show here.
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TracDat Access and Training Sept. 26 and 27
Faculty members who were unable to attend the previous training workshops for TracDat, MCCC's assessment repository and outcome system, can attend brown bag training sessions in AD213 from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27. If those times are inconvenient, faculty are asked to email andersoe@mccc.edu, to arrange for another time.
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Cultivating Creativity in Students Is Lecture Topic 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 noted professor Ann Jurecic, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University and co-author of Habits of the Creative Mind“Cultivating Curiosity and Creativity in an Era of Standardization” takes place at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in CM109. Read more here.
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Culinary Tasting Event Set for Oct. 12
Prepare your appetites! The third annual Culinary Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser, hosted by the HRIM program, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Restaurants from around the region will present their very best dishes -- all to raise funds for the Chef Anne Lumberger and Chef Shari Widmayer Pastry Arts Memorial Scholarship. Tickets are available through the Kelsey Theatre box office. Read more about this delectable event here.
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'In The Heights' Coming to Kelsey Theatre Oct. 14 to 23
Get set to soar as Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" comes to Kelsey Theatre in October. Presented by The Pennington Players and directed by MCCC alumnus Kyrus Keenan Westcott, it's a show with universal themes about connectedness, traditions and what it means to be home. Read more about it 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

Oct. 14 to 23: In The Heights

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

Enrollment Open for Later Starting Classes
Spread the word to students and friends. It's not too late to enroll for the fall semester. Most later starting classes start Oct. 4. Read more here.
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New Issue of Kelsey Review Is Ready to Read
The latest issue of Kelsey Review, MCCC's literary journal featuring the art, prose, and poetry of area residents, is now available. The Review is presented in a new format. It is now a fully online publication and will be published quarterly. The fall edition features five poems, two nonfiction pieces and four short stories, including "The Beautiful Accident" by MCCC Professor of English Ed Carmien. Editor for The Review is Jacky Vogtman, MCCC Assistant Professor of English. Read the issue here.
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Athletic Trainer Lisa Camillone Honored by her Mercer Fans
At her final game night before retirement, MCCC Athletic Trainer was saluted by her immediate family and her Mercer family at a special ceremony between the men's and women's soccer games. Read about Lisa and the ceremony here.
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Students Seek Hygiene Items 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. 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.
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Men's and Women's Soccer Teams Off to Solid Start
The men's and women's soccer teams are already well into their season as they approach the end of September. The men's team, which dominated in the region last year, lost a number of key players, including All-American goalie Kellen Groover. But the team has lots of talent and, at 4-2-2, is having its fair share of success, including a thrilling 3-2 overtime win against Essex County College on Sept. 21. With a 7-1 record, the women's team, under new head coach Elyse Diamond, is looking strong on both offense and defense. The team's latest win was against Essex, which followed by men's game on Wednesday. A lone goal by forward Janine Dennis proved the game winner. Check out the Facebook photos of the men's game here and the women's game here.
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Reminders

Sept. 27: Anniversary Golf Classic to Benefit Student Athletes. Friends and supporters of the college’s student athletes will 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.

Oct. 8: Community Open House. Spread the word to neighbors and friends. MCCC invites prospective students and their families to its fall open house, “Discover YOUR Community College,” on the West Windsor Campus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Student Welcome Center. Read more here.

Oct. 12: "The Right to Vote? How About the Duty to Vote?" The Philosophy S.P.A. Club continues its Civil Discourse Series with this timely topic. Meetings are 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.

Through Oct. 18: "'Mercer Arts at 50." Don't miss this delightful exhibit now on display at the MCCC Gallery that includes works by current and former arts faculty members, as well as alumni of the Visual Arts program. Read more 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

Mercer Space

WWP High School South grad brings his ‘Beloved Prey’ to Kelsey Theatre

Patch.com

Third Annual MCCC Culinary Tasting Event to Benefit Student Scholarships

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

Enrollment Open at MCCC for Later-Starting Fall Classes

Town Topics

Helping Refugees Is a Way of Life for Local Citizens and Educators

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Fall Arts: Visual Arts

West Windsor Plainsboro News

Iwasaki Brings "Portable Opera" to Kelsey Theater
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