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October 13, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Final Weekend for 'Sleuth' at Kelsey Theatre

Mercer Alumnus, Actor Alejandro Hernandez, to Speak Tonight at Studio Theatre

Costume Sale at Kelsey Theatre Tomorrow

Employee Health and Benefits Fair Oct. 17

Balancing Demand for Food, Environment, and Public Health Is Lecture Topic Oct. 17

Mental Health Resource Fair Oct. 18

VA Health Care Overview Oct. 18

WWC Gallery Presents Artist Talk and Reception with Michael Scoggins Oct. 18

AAWCC Day of Service for Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 20

Hunchback of Notre Dame at Kelsey Theatre Oct. 20 to 29

Fourth Annual Tasting Event Hosted by HRIM Program Nov. 8

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Advanced Manufacturing Ribbon Cutting Propels Mercer Into Careers of the Future

MCCC Rallies to Help Sister Community College in Houston Following Hurricane Harvey

Art Students Get Wheels Turning for Mercer Street Friends Fundraiser Oct. 22

Athletics Department Clothing Drive Assists Hurricane Victims in Texas and Those Close to Home

Vikings Men's Soccer Continues to Roll

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Final Weekend for 'Sleuth' at Kelsey Theatre
Excitement and suspense await as the award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage presents Anthony Shaffer’s “Sleuth” at Kelsey Theatre tonight through Sunday. Read more here.
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Mercer Alumnus, Actor Alejandro Hernandez, to Speak at MCCC Tonight
No professional actor’s journey is exactly the same, but there are many common challenges and pitfalls for those starting out in this fiercely competitive field. Jersey City-based actor Alejandro Hernandez, a 2008 alumnus of MCCC who has landed a featured role in the upcoming CBS crime drama Instinct, will return to the college tonight to share some of what he’s learned in the past decade as his acting career has taken off. Read more here.
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Costume Sale at Kelsey Theatre Tomorrow
Kelsey Theatre is having a costume sale just in time for Halloween! Costumes and accessories will be available for purchase in the Kelsey Theatre lobby tomorrow, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A wide variety of items will be available including: wedding dresses, formal gowns, everyday dresses, men's suits, mermaid costumes, animal costumes, Medieval dresses and tunics, flapper dresses, jitterbug components (from the Wizard of Oz), hats (lots of hats!) and more. All items will cost under $15. (Cash only, please.) Get creative – buy one of our formal gowns for cheap and ZOMBIEFIE it! See the flyer here.
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Employee Health and Benefits Fair Oct. 17
All employees are invited to the annual Health and Benefits Fair Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Conference Center. The fair is held in conjunction with open enrollment season. Representatives from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna Health, Horizon Dental Plan, and R-Health, as well as our new prescription provider, Optimum Health, will be on hand to distribute material and answer questions. Cholesterol screenings are $12.00 and flu shots are $8. Call Catherine Roberts at ext. 3271 to schedule your cholesterol or flu shot appointment. See the flyer here.
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Balancing Demand for Food, Environment, and Public Health Is Lecture Topic Oct. 17
“Meat, Monkeys, and Mosquitos: A One Health Perspective to Emerging Diseases” is the subject of a lecture by Princeton University Professor Dr. Laura Kahn on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Communications Building, Room 109. A public health expert, Kahn will address the balance between feeding a growing world population with the possible consequences, including damage to the environment and emerging diseases. The lecture is presented as part of the MCCC Distinguished Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.
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Mental Health Resource Fair Oct. 18
Counseling and Community Networks invites the college community to the Third Annual Mental Wellness Resource Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Center. Learn about the resources on campus, and from other Mercer County providers. More than 20 community agencies will be represented. "In Their Shoes" will be back this year in the Quad. Therapy dogs will also be on the Quad to help beat semester stress! See the flyer here.
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VA Health Care Overview Oct. 18
The Veterans Services Office hosts an overview of Veterans Administration (VA) Health Care Services on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center, SC 211, on the West Windsor Campus. Frank Quadrino, of VA NJ Health Care System, Lyons, will present an information session designed to help all veterans better navigate the VA health care system. Topics include eligibility, claims for service-connected disability, billing, primary care, community based outpatient clinics, and pharmacy. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by email at lucianot@mccc.edu or call ext. 3269 by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
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WWC Gallery Presents Artist Talk and Reception with Michael Scoggins Oct. 18
“#RealNews," works by Michael Scoggins, will be featured at The Gallery at Mercer on the West Windsor Campus. This solo exhibition by the acclaimed New York City-based artist opens Monday, Oct. 16 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 30. The community is invited to an artist talk on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at noon in CM109, followed by an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. More here.
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AAWCC Day of Service for Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 20
There's still time to get invovled in the Mercer's AAWCC chapter day of support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday, Oct. 20, volunteers will put together "Chemo Care Bags" from 10 a.m. to noon in the West Windsor Campus Cafeteria. Show up, wear pink and help out. Bags will be donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of the YWCA Princeton. Leading up to the day of service, AAWCC is requesting donations for the care bags and have drop-off coordinators located around the college. See the flyer here; click here for AAWCC membership information. Visit new webpage for AAWCC's Mercer Chapter, with upcoming events, here.
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'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at Kelsey Theatre Oct. 20 to 29
Prepare to be swept up in the epic tale of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," to be presented by The Pennington Players at Kelsey Theatre Oct. 20 to 29. Combining music from the Disney animated film with additional songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, this Hunchback seeks to answer the question " Read more about this spectacular show here.
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Fourth Annual Culinary Tasting Benefit Hosted by HRIM Program Nov. 8
MCCC's HRIM program is inviting the college community and area residents to a feast as it prepares to host its Fourth Annual Culinary Tasting Benefit. The event, which supports scholarships for MCCC students studying Culinary Arts, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6 to 8 pm., in the WWC Student Center Cafeteria. The cost for MCCC alumni, faculty and students is $35; general admission is $50. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the Kelsey Theatre website here or in person at the Kelsey Theatre box office. See the flyer here.
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Current News

Advanced Manufacturing Ribbon Cutting Propels MCCC Into Careers of the Future
On Oct. 6, MCCC rolled out the latest in high-technology workforce development programs, highlighted by the ribbon cutting on the college’s new $1.2 million, 3,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory on the West Windsor Campus. More than 100 individuals attended the event, including state, county, and local elected officials from throughout the region, and dozens of representatives from Mercer County business and industry. Also on display were MCCC's Engineering Science program, the 3-D Printer lab, the Advanced Manufacturing design classroom, Domain Tech Academy at Mercer, and the Drone program in partnership with ABJ Drones. More here. See photos on Facebook here.
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MCCC Rallies to Help Sister Community College in Houston Following Hurricane Harvey
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, MCC students, faculty, and staff rallied to lend a helping hand to their counterparts at Lone Star College-University Park in Houston, raising $10,000 to aid in the recovery effort. “Students at Lone Star lost books, computers, cars, even their homes, and just like students at MCCC, many were facing substantial challenges just to pursue a college degree,” said President Wang. “And we learned, almost immediately, our college community was eager to help." More here.
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Art Students Get Wheels Turning for Mercer Street Friends Fundraiser Oct. 22
Empty soup bowls are about to be filled for a good cause. And, with the help of MCCC Fine Arts students, the proceeds from the “Empty Bowl Fundraiser,” being organized by the Trenton Museum Society, are likely to be a little more plentiful. The fundraiser will be held in support of the Mercer Street Friends Foodbank and takes place on Sunday, Oct. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at Trenton Social, 449 South Broad St. in Trenton. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of soups prepared by area restaurants and take home a handmade soup bowl. More than 100 of those bowls have been made in the MCCC Ceramics Studio by students and faculty members. Learn more here.
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Athletics Department Clothing Drive Assists Those in Texas and Those Close to Home
The Athletics Department decided to quickly respond to the urgent need from Hurricane Harvey victims by organizing a clothing drive. In just one week, the department met its goal for Texas and had many more boxes of clothing to donate to the Trenton Rescue Mission. More here.
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Vikings Men's Soccer Continues to Roll
The men's soccer moved to 11-3-1 following a 8-0 win over Manor on Oct. 7. The team has four more regular season games. two that will be played in Maryland: today vs. CCBC-Catonsville (MD), and tomorrow vs. CCBC-Essex (MD). Their final regular season contests will be played at the MCCC Soccer Stadium on Monday, Oct. 16 against Berkeley College at 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 17 against Kingsborough (NY) at 4 p.m. Come out and cheer on our Vikings!
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Reminders

Recruitment Continues for MCCC "Race for the Cure" Team. MCCC seeks members for its Vikings in Pink - Race for the Cure team, which will participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, Nov. 5. Both campuses will be involved in fundraising and participation on race day. Every Thursday in October from noon to 1 p.m. at both campuses, you can visit the Vikings in Pink registration table, where those interested in participating can sign up. A portion of MCCC’s donations will be used to fund a Last Semester @ MCCC Scholarship for a student in the Health Professions. For more information, contact Michelle Hoffman at hoffmanm@mccc.edu or visit the registration page here.

Oct. 17: WPU@Mercer Open House. Spread the word to students. William Paterson University will host an Open House at the Conference Center at Mercer from 5-7 p.m. to discuss options for students to complete their bachelor's degree through the WPU@Mercer program. Degrees are available in History, Political Science, English, Psychology, Sociology and Early Childhood Education. Students should RSVP to mercer@wpunj.edu.

Through Dec. 13: Yoga and Zumba Classes in PE Building. The schedule includes Monday evening yoga fthrough Dec. 11 in PE225, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m; Wednesday lunchtime yoga through Dec. 13 in the gym, noon to 1 p.m.; and Tuesday Zumba through Dec. 12, in the gym from noon to 1 p.m. Note that there will be no classes during Thanksgiving week. Questions? Contact Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu.

Through Nov. 4: Prof. Lucas Kelly Featured in Solo Exhibition. Lucas Kelly, MCCC Professor of Visual Arts and Director of The Gallery at Mercer, invites the MCCC community to his solo exhibition, "Last First Dance," at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA). CCA is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. See Kelly on the CCA website here.

New MyMercer App. Students now have access to a mobile app that provides anytime, anywhere access to helpful college information as well as features and services linked to their student account. Self-services include course browsing, class registration, academic advisement and planning, payments, and applying for graduation. They can check on tuition and fees status, explore and monitor financial aid, view class schedules, grades, and transcripts, and read MCCC news. There are also links to Facebook and Twitter, campus maps, directories, and the Student Handbook. More here.
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Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Oct. 20-29

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre stages 'Sleuth' thriller

Kelsey Theatre presents 'Pinocchio' musical

Trentonian

Men’s College Soccer Notebook: MCCC squad embodies unity

Thirteen new inductees set for Lawrence High Hall of Fame (PJ Barrett)

Broadway World

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 10/20

'#RealNews' Exhibition of Work by Artist Michael Scoggins on View at MCCC Gallery

Burlington County Times

Theater listings for the week ahead

CentralJersey.com

STAGE REVIEW: 'Sleuth' at Kelsey Theatre

NBC News

‘Please, If You Can, Reach Out to Someone:’ Family of Missing College Freshman Just Wants to Know if Son is Safe

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18-YEAR-OLD NICK PRATICO DISAPPEARS WITHOUT A DIGITAL TRACE

New Jersey Stage

Pennington Players Present "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at Kelsey Theatre

Princeton Online

‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 20 to 29

Princeton Patch

Manufacturing Lab, Tech Program Launches At MCCC

Princeton Professor To Give Environmental Lecture At MCCC

Planet Princeton

Planet Princeton Weekend Pics, Oct. 6-8

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