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September 9, 2016

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Opening Night for 'Miss Saigon'; Continues Through Sept. 25

MCCC to Host 9-11 Ceremony Sept. 12, 11 a.m.

Exercise Classes Start Sept. 12

PTK Hosts Stress Management Workshop Sept. 14

'How Lives Matter, and Don't' Is Philosophy Club Topic Sept. 14

Rebroadcast of Glaude Keynote Talk Sept. 19

Mental Wellness Resource Fair Sept. 20

'Princess and the Pea' Retold at Kelsey Theatre Oct. 1

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Receives $2.25 Million Federal Grant to Fund Student Success Initiatives

CCS to Offer Range of Personal Interest Classes this Fall

Donate Your Leisure Reading Books to MCCC Library

Philly's Action News Covers Advanced Manufacturing Groundbreaking

Back to School in Pictures

Theater To Go Wants to Hear Your Roebling Stories

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

 

Coming Events

Opening Night for 'Miss Saigon'; Continues Through Sept. 25
You won't want to miss the international musical sensation "Miss Saigon," opening tonight at Kelsey Theatre and presented by PinnWorth Productions. Meet the cast and crew after the show tonight. The show continues for three weekends through Sept. 25. Read more about the production here.
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MCCC to Host 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Monday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.
MCCC and the County of Mercer invite the community to attend an annual ceremony in remembrance of September 11, 2001. The event is set for Monday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m., at the West Windsor Campus in the Student Plaza by the Quad. Guest speakers are Guy Armour, chief of police for Plainsboro Township, and Mercer alumnus Norm Glover, vice commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Read more here.
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Exercise Classes Start Sept. 12
Let the worksouts begin! Faculty and staff are invited to join with students for evening yoga classes on Mondays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225; Zumba on Tuesdays, Sept. 13 to Dec. 13, noon to 1 p.m. in the gym; and lunchtime yoga on Wednesdays, Sept. 14 to 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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PTK Hosts Stress Management Workshop Sept. 14
As part of its honors research project, Mercer's PTK chapter has invited Laura Lynn Barry, author of “The Center of Me – The Journey to Finding Your Inner Coach,” to conduct a stress management workshop entitled “Finding Your Inner Coach.” The workshop will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14 at noon in SC104. Everyone welcome! See the flyer here.
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'How Lives Matter, and Don't' Is Philosophy Club Topic Sept. 14
The Philosophy S.P.A. Club continues its Civil Discourse Series on Wednesday, Sept. 14 with "How Lives Matter, and Don't." 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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Rebroadcast of Glaude Keynote Talk Sept. 19
Back by popular demand, a rebroadcast of the keynote address from the "Engaging Learning in the 21st Century Conference" will be presented on Monday, Sept. 19, at noon in CM110. Come hear Dr. Eddie Glaude, Chair of the Department for African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, share 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. More professional development opportunities here. Questions? Email Jill Marcus at marcusj@mccc.edu.
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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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'Princess and Pea' Retold at Kelsey Theatre Oct. 1
There's perfect kids' entertainment coming to Kelsey Theatre. Virginia Repertory Theatre presents a musical adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea" Saturday, Oct. 1. Read more about the show and this award-winning touring company 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

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

MCCC Receives $2.5 Million Federal Grant to Fund Student Success Initiatives
The U.S. Department of Education has named MCCC as the recipient of a $2.25 million grant to support a series of initiatives aimed at improving services to students, bolstering student performance, and increasing opportunities for success after graduation. Read the press release here and the story in the Times of Trenton here.
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CCS To Offer Range of Personal Interest Courses This Fall
In addition to providing certificates and training for working professionals, MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies offers a wide range of personal interest classes ranging from photography and fitness to foreign languages, cooking and film-making. Read an overview of the fall offerings here.
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Donate Your Leisure Reading Books
Please help the MCCC library grow its new leisure collection! Donate gently used light-reading books to help establish a leisure reading collection. The library has created a special collection for these titles to supplement our instructional collection and holdings. Please drop off donations at the library marked attention Olivia Nellums (Acquisitions Librarian), or you can send them via campus mail.Thanks for your support. Questions? Email nellumso@mccc.edu.
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Philly's Action News Covers Advanced Manufacturing Groundbreaking
When MCCC broke ground for its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab on August 19, ABC News out of Philadelphia was there to cover it. See the video here.
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Back to School in Pictures
Students have been out and about around the college in the first two weeks of school. Lots of smiling faces -- and some serious ones already intent on their assignmetns -- have been captured by the Marketing Department. See the Facebook photo albums here, here and here.
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Theater To Go Wants to Hear Your Roebling Story
In preparation for its performances of Mark Violi's drama, "ROEBLING: The Story of The Brooklyn Bridge," at Kelsey Theatre Nov 11-13, Theater To Go is hosting a contest that recalls the glory days of Roebling Steel, Trenton and the Brooklyn Bridge. People are asked to submit their stories online for a chance to win two tickets to the play and be featured in a preshow video that will run before each performance. The contest will run through the end of September. If you have story to share, post to www.Facebook.com/RoeblingPlay or by email to RoeblingPlay@comcast.net,
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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.

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)

MCCC awarded $2.25M fed grant to improve student success

Theater: 'Miss Saigon' at West Windsor's Kelsey Theatre

 

Trentonian

L.A. Parker: Good News in Trenton: Helping youth helps the city

Hightstown High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducts seven new members


Broadway World

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


CentralJersey.com

New Music Series to Debut on WWFM


Patch.com (East Windsor, Princeton, Lawrenceville)

MCCC To Offer Personal Interest Courses in Cooking, Writing, Fitness, ESL, Other Subjects

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Education Reform, From the Trenches

The Power of Asking for Help

Continuing Studies Holds Open House

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