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September 30, 2016

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

'Jake's Women' Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre

Classic Children's Tale 'Princess and the Pea' Tomorrow at Kelsey

Breast Cancer Awareness and Cultural Challenges is Lecture Topic Oct. 4

Mercer Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

JKC Health Fair Oct. 5

Discover YOUR Community College During Open House Oct. 8

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Mental Wellness Resource Fair Encourages Students To Seek Help

Kelsey Theatre Companies Nominated for 27 Perry Awards; Selected for Six

Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper Shaunice Palms Racking Up Mid-Season Honors

 

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

'Jake's Women' Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre
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's presentation of Neil Simon’s comedic classic “Jake’s Women” opens tonight at Kelsey Theatre and runs through Oct. 9. A reception with the cast and crew follows tonight's performance. Read more here.
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Classic Children's Tale 'Princess and the Pea' Tomorrow at Kelsey
There's perfect kids' entertainment coming to Kelsey Theatre tomorrow afternoon, when Virginia Repertory Theatre presents a musical adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea" at 2 and 4 p.m. Read more about the show and this award-winning touring company here.
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Breast Cancer Awareness and Cultural Challenges is Lecture Topic Oct. 4
Offering life-saving breast cancer awareness information to countries where self-exams and medical screenings meet cultural resistance will be the topic of the next Distinguished Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in CM108, with Laura Quinn and Veronica Pirone, marketing representatives for Princeton Radiology. They will detail their travels to India, where they learned how to take on cultural challenges to educate the populous on the importance of breast cancer screening and treatment. Read more here.
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Mercer Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and MCCC will be celebrating with numerous events and activities on tap. The "Hispanic Music Series" continues on Oct. 5 and 11 at noon in the West Windsor Cafeteria, and guest speaker Yvette Donado will deliver a lecture on "The Role of Hispanics in the Building of America" at noon in AD131 on Oct. 5. On Oct. 6, a poetry reading, "Viva La Poesia De Amour," takes place in SC104. On the James Kerney Campus, an Hispanic Heritage Luncheon will be held Oct. 12, noon to 1 p.m., at the Center City Cafe, and an Hispanic Heritage Celebracion -- a display of Hispanic heritage facts and popular cultural desserts -- will take place 12:15 p.m.to 1 p.m. in Kerney Hall. See the flyer here.
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JKC Health Fair Oct. 5
The college community is invited to the James Kerney Campus Health Fair, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from noon to 2 p.m. in Kerney Hall. Stop by to meet with medical insurance representatives for the uninsured, get blood pressure checks, learn about mental health services, diet and cancer prevention, parenting classes, health and fitness tips and much more. For more information, contact Linda Ertingu at ext. 3165 or stop by KC 218.

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Discover YOUR Community College During Open House Oct. 8
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.

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Kelsey Theatre Logo

 

 

 

 

Sept. 30 to Oct. 9: Jake's Women

Oct. 1: Princess and the Pea

Oct. 14 to 23: In The Heights

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

Mental Wellness Resource Fair Encourages Students To Seek Help
Now in its second year, MCCC’s Mental Wellness Resource Fair on Sept. 20 reminded students they are not alone. Hosted by the college’s Counseling and Community Network Department, the goal of the event is to raise awareness among students about mental health resources and to encourage them to seek help when they need it. Read more here.
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Kelsey Theatre Companies Nominated for 27 Perry Awards; Selected for Six
The top honors for community theater productions in New Jersey are handed out each fall at the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters Perry Awards ceremony. The organization gave MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre a big, warm hug at its Sept. 18 event. Read more here.
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Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper Shaunice Palms Racking Up Mid-Season Honors
Women’s soccer goalkeeper Shaunice Palms earned two major honors this week. Palms, a freshman from Hamilton who graduated from Nottingham High School, was named the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Goalie of the Week for Sept. 18 to 24. Just a day later, she was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Goalie of the Week for Sept. 19-25. Read more here.
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Reminders

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. 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.

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.

Oct. 12: Culinary Tasting Event. 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 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

Trenton Times

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'In the Heights' Oct. 14-23

Kelsey Theatre presents 'Jake's Women'



New Jersey Stage

The Pennington Players Presents Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In The Heights"

 

Patch.com

Get Set to Soar “In the Heights” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 14 to 23

 

Princeton Online

Third Annual MCCC Culinary Tasting Event to Benefit Student Scholarships is Oct. 12

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

Enrollment Open at MCCC for Later-Starting Fall Classes

Lecture, Cultivating Creativity in Students, MCCC

MCCC Golf Classic

“In the Heights” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 14 to 23

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