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November 17, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

PTK Induction Ceremony Tonight

'Irving Berlin's White Christmas' Drifts Into Kelsey Theatre Tonight

Former NJ Governor McGreevey to Speak on Prison Reentry Program Nov. 21

No Yoga, Zumba Classes Next Week

Health Professions Info Session Nov. 30

Theatre/Dance Program to Present 'Medea’ Dec. 1-3

Get In The Picture! College-Wide Holiday Photo Dec. 5

Kelsey Presents: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Dec. 8-10; 'Nutcracker’ Dec. 15-17

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang Tapped for Gov.-Elect Murphy Transition Team

Mercer Turns Pink to Green in the Race for the Cure

Women’s Cross Country Put Best Feet Forward at NJCAA Tournament

Two Mercer Basketball Players Earn GSAC Player of the Week Honors

Men's Soccer Run at National Title Comes to a Close

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

PTK Induction Ceremony Tonight
The Mercer chapter of the PTK Honor Society will be inducting a new class this evening at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center. The college community is invited, and MCCC faculty are urged to encourage qualifying students to join. From Prof. Jing Huang, PTK Faculty Adviser: "Dear Colleagues: MCCC students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 12 or more credits have been invited to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The organization provides ample opportunities for scholarship, fellowship, service, and leadership. Could you kindly encourage any prospective PTK members to join? Please do not hesitate to contact me at huangj@mccc.edu in case you or your students have any questions." See the flyer for tonight's event here.
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'Irving Berlin's White Christmas' Drifts Into Kelsey Theatre Tonight
The holiday season becomes even more magical when the snow starts falling! M&M Stage Productions brings “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” to Kelsey Theatre for three weekends, tonight through Dec. 3. A reception with the cast and crew follows tonight's performance. Patrons are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for the Marine's Toys For Tots campaign, with collection boxes in the Kelsey obby. Rooftop Theatre Collaborative will be selling toys in the theatre lobby to aid in the collection effort. Read more about the show here.
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Former NJ Governor McGreevey to Speak on Prison Reentry Program Nov. 21
Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program, will address the importance and success of prison reentry efforts during a lecture at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 21 in CM109. Read more here.
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No Yoga, Zumba Classes Next Week
You can find activities at Mercer from A-Z, except next week -- no "Y" or "Z," as regular yoga and Zumba classes at MCCC will not be held during Thanksgiving week. The schedule resumes the week of Dec. 4, which includes Monday evening yoga through 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. Questions? Contact Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu.
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Health Professions Info Session Nov. 30
Spread the word! Those interested in a career in the health professions can learn more about what Mercer has to offer during a Health Professions Information Session on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in CM109. Learn about the degree programs, the requirements, employment opportunities, the career paths, and how to apply. Meet members of the Health Professions faculty. This is a general information session and will include the opportunity to ask questions. Registration not required. Questions? Contact Cindy Matyas at ext. 3596 or email matyasc@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.
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Theatre/Dance Program to Present 'Medea’ Dec. 1-3
Greek mythology comes to life in "Medea," to be performed by the MCCC Theatre/Dance Program on Friday and Saturday, Dec 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. The show will be presented in MCCC’s Studio Theatre. Read more here.
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Get In The Picture! College-Wide Holiday Photo Dec. 5
Get in the picture! The Marketing Department will be taking a group photo on the quad on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at noon. (The rain/snow date is Thursday, Dec. 7 at noon). In the photo, we hope to capture the “Mercer Holiday Spirit” for the college’s annual holiday card. All are welcome – students, faculty and staff! Wear bright colors including scarves and hats. And bring your smiles with you! For more information, email marketing@mccc.edu.
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Kelsey Presents: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Dec. 8-10; 'Nutcracker’ Dec. 15-17
Kelsey Theatre continues its holiday offerings with what has become a Kelsey tradition. The Kelsey Players present "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Dec. 8-10; closing out the Kelsey holiday season is “The Nutcracker,” an abridged family version presented by Dance Connection of Hillsborough, Dec. 15-17. Read more here.
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Current News

MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang Tapped for Gov.-Elect Murphy Transition Team
MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang has been asked by New Jersey Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy to co-chair the Education, Access, and Opportunity Advisory Policy Committee for the Murphy-Oliver Transition. As co-chair of the committee, Wang will assist in shaping policy and an implementation process on critical issues related to education in the state. Wang will co-chair the committee with the Rev. Dr. William Howard Jr., former chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors. The committee will meet several times over the coming weeks and will provide a report and recommendations by Jan. 1. See the NJ.com article here.
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Mercer Turns Pink to Green in the Race for the Cure
Mercer students, faculty, and staff turned pink into green, with two college teams raising more than $1,600 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in its ongoing support of breast cancer research. Staff and students on the Vikings in Pink and Team Lolita teams raised funds throughout October, participating in the “Race for the Cure” on Nov. 5 at Great Adventure in Jackson. Vikings in Pink, organized by College Advancement’s Michelle Hoffman, joined Team Lolita, established in memory of MCCC Prof. Maria Rodriguez and led by Rodriguez’s daughter, Little Maria. Funds were raised through campus donation boxes, an online donation page, bake sale proceeds, and individual walker pledges. See the Facebook photos here.
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Women’s Cross Country Put Best Feet Forward at NJCAA Tournament
During the women's cross country season that came to an end on Nov. 11, the team gave true meaning to the expression, "putting your best foot forward." Not only did they improve their performance significantly, but also developed a work ethic that will serve them well in athletics and in life. Read more here.
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Two Mercer Basketball Players Earn GSAC Player of the Week Honors
The men's and women's basketball teams are both off to solid starts in the young season -- the men's team is 3-2, and the women stand at 3-3. In addition, a player from each team earned Garden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors! Freshman guard Donovan Guess received the honor for the men's team following a three-game run averaging 23.5 points per contest. Read more here. Freshman forward Haylee Kieffer won the honor for the women after scoring 29 points against Bucks and 16 points against Valley Forge. Read more here.
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Men's Soccer Run at National Title Comes to a Close
A great season came to a close this week for the men's soccer team at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in Prescott, Ariz. Following a commanding 8-2 victory over Waubonsee on Tuesday, the team lost to Yavapai 2-7 in a Wednesday afternoon contest. The team concludes the season as Region 19 and Northeast District Champions, with a 20-4-1 record. Congratulations on a great season!
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Reminders

Through Nov. 30: L.E.A.D. Collecting for ‘People and Pets’ Food Drive. MCCC’s Leadership, Education and Development program (L.E.A.D.) and the Student Government Association are collecting for Meals on Wheels of Mercer County this holiday season. The goal is to make 250 Blizzard Bags that include single-serve items for people and pets in case of a weather emergency when food deliveries are not possible. For a full list of items, e-mail clugstej@mccc.edu. Donation boxes are located outside SC111 on the West Windsor Campus.

Through Nov. 30: "#RealNews," Works by Michael Scoggins. An exhibit featuring the acclaimed artist continues at The Gallery in West Windsor. Read more here.

Through Dec. 6: "SHOT," Photo Exhibit by Kathy Shorr. An exhibit of 30 photos depicting victims of gun violence continues at The James Kerney Campus Gallery. Read more here.

Through Dec. 7: Kelsey Theatre Collecting for 'Toys for Tots.' Kelsey Theatre is an official drop-off site for the Marine's Toys for Tots annual holiday drive. Staff members are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys in the box located in the Kelsey Theatre lobby. To aid in the collection effort, Rooftop Theatre Collaborative (RTC) will be selling toys in the Kelsey Theatre lobby during performances of "White Christmas," Nov. 18-Dec. 3 (no toy sale on Nov. 17). For every $10 toy sold, RTC will donate a $5 toy to Toys for Tots. The Marines drive will end on Dec. 7, but the sale will continue during all performances of "Twas the Night Before Christmas," Dec. 8-10, with all toys collected after Dec. 8 to be donated to a local charity.

Through Dec. 17: HRIM Lunches. Tickets are on sale for Tuesday and Wednesday lunches at the student restaurant. The Little Skillet restaurant serves on Tuesdays through Nov. 28 and the American Regional restaurant on Wednesdays through Dec. 17. Seating is from 11:45 - 12:30 p.m. in ES 111. Tickets must be purchased in advance online, or at the Kelsey Theatre Box Office or the Bursar's Office. Tickets are $10 for students, faculty and staff, and $12 for guests. Please note that there is an additional charge for tickets purchased online or through the Kelsey Box Office. Tables of six or fewer, please. No refunds. Tickets only valid for a specific date. For the Tuesday Little Skillet menu, click here. For the Wednesday American Regional restaurant menu (different each week), click here. To purchase tickets online, click here.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy just named his transition team

Trentonian

Mike Moceri Jr. named new baseball coach at Hamilton West (Mercer alumnus)

Broadway World

WHITE CHRISTMAS Comes to Kelsey Theatre, Beginning Today

Bucks County Intelligencer

Theater listings for the week ahead

Cherry Hill Courier Post

'SHOT' exhibit aims to get people talking about gun violence

The Daily Courier (Prescott, AZ)

Roughriders rekindle past title memories with Mercer matchup

Planet Princeton

New NJ governor names transition team members

Patch.com

'Medea' Brings Greek Mythology To Life At MCCC

Press of Atlantic City

A Q&A with a Stockton grad, Buddhist monk (MCCC alumnus)

Prescott enews

Yavapai College Soccer Team Rides Into the National Semi-Finals

New Jersey Stage

MCCC Theatre/Dance Program to Present Greek Classic ‘Medea’

Town Topics

Murphy’s Transition Team Has Local Representation

US Lacrosse Magazine

YOUR LACROSSE FIX FOR MONDAY, NOV. 13

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