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Issue 2010 - 10, November 16, 2010

Enrollment Open for Winter and Spring
Mercer's Winter Session offers online courses through The Virtual College beginning Dec. 20, and on-campus classes beginning Jan. 3 at both campuses. For the Winter Session schedule visit mccc.edu/winter and click on "View classes offered." Spring semester registration is also open, with classes to begin Jan. 25.

Culinary Center's Holiday Classes
Just in time for the holidays, MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies offers cooking classes this fall that include: Thanksgiving Pie Workshop, Nov. 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Holiday Candy Making, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to noon; Traditional Italian Christmas Desserts, Dec.  4, 2 to 5 p.m.; and Italian Christmas Eve Fish Dinner, Dec. 11, 2 to 5 p.m. Holiday Greens, including evergreen centerpieces and wreaths, will be presented Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 609-570-3311 or e-mail ComEd@mccc.edu.

MCCC Showcases Faculty Art
"Other Views," a multimedia exhibit featuring the art of MCCC faculty members, will be on display at the college's Gallery Nov. 16 - Dec. 22.  Artwork in traditional and new media will be included --  acrylics, photographs, collage, ceramics, mixed media, watercolor, prints, computer art and motion graphics.  An Opening Reception takes place Wed., Nov. 17, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  More here
or e-mail gallery@mccc.edu.

Lecture on Trenton's Chambersburg Dec. 1
Dr. Rachel Adler, associate professor of anthropology at The College of New Jersey, will discuss her personal and professional mission in her talk, "Two Worlds, One Neighborhood: Doing Anthropology and Nursing in the Burg," on Wed., Dec. 1, at 12 noon in CM107 as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

Kelsey Review Hot Off the Presses

Life's moments both big and small are captured in the 2010 issue of the Kelsey Review, an arts journal published annually by MCCC. This year's issue features submissions by 17 writers, artists and photographers who live or work in Mercer County. Copies are available at all branches of the county's public libraries, and in public areas of MCCC's campuses. More here.

TV Students Win Telly Award
MCCC Television students who produced a video for the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce last semester have won a Telly Award for their work. More here.

JazzOn2 Radio Moves to James Kerney Campus
WWFM's JazzOn2 radio has moved its operation to the James Kerney Campus. "We hope to develop JazzOn2 as a central hub of information for news, entertainment and public affairs programs," says Program Director Winifred Howard. More here. Visit JazzOn2 online at www.jazzon2.org.

New $340,000 Grant for Business Careers
A new three-year $340,000 grant from the NJ Department of Education has been awarded to MCCC's Business Division to provide an educational bridge from high school to work, making students more aware of the relevance of their high school curriculum, and better prepared to chart a course for career success. More here.

Literacy Grant to Expand Services
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has awarded MCCC and its literacy partners, known as the Mercer County Consortium, a $565,694 two-year grant to expand programs and services for adults in need of basic literacy and job readiness skills. As the lead agency, MCCC works collaboratively with seven literacy partners. More here.

MCCC Fans Near 1,400 on Facebook!

The college's Facebook page fan base has been growing steadily and includes nearly 1,400. It's a great way to keep up with coming events and news. More here.

Theatre Students to Perform "Boy's Life"
MCCC Theatre students will perform Howard Korder's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, "Boys' Life," Nov. 19 - 21 at the Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor Campus. First performed in 1988, "Boys' Life" focuses on the lives of three 20-something men. More here.

Alumni Success Stories:

Laura Christiansen '08 (A.A., Liberal Arts), appreciates the support she received at MCCC.  She was among the first to enroll in Mercer's Honors Program, and received a major scholarship to Mount Holyoke College, where she graduated in May. A gifted writer, she was awarded the Marjorie Kaufman Prize in Literature. She plans a career as a college professor. More here.

Mark House '98
(A.S. Computer Networking) is a senior information security/network architect at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, where he plays an instrumental role in protecting patients' confidential information.  He implements technical security solutions to circumvent identity theft, cyber crime, and other malicious activities. More here.

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Nov. 19-28: Annie Get Your Gun

Dec. 3-5: It's a Wonderful Life retold as 1940s Radio Play

Dec. 10-12: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas


Dec. 17-21 : "The Nutcracker" and "El Sueno"

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