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Issue 2011 - 2, March 9, 2011

Join Us for La Bella Notte March 26 

All are inivited to join the MCCC Foundation for La Bella Notte (A Beautiful Evening) with dinner, dancing to a live orchestra, and Silent Auction with original artwork. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other program needs. The 2011 honorees: Distinguished Benefactor Award -- Dr. & Mrs. Albert Rosenthal; Distinguished Corporate Partner Award -- Verizon; Spirit of Education Awards -- Robert E. Humes and Eleanor V. Horne. More here.  

 

Dr. Paul Marciano to Lead Workshop April 20 at MCCC

Author of "Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT," psychologist Dr. Paul Marciano will present a workshop on April 20 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the MCCC Conference Center. Marciano will help employers get ready to expand market share, secure customer loyalty, and prepare the most talented members of their workforce for continued growth and success. Tickets are $119. More here.

Calling Writers and Artists for Kelsey Review

Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review 2011, a Mercer County literary journal published annually by MCCC. The Review accepts short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings (suitable for digital scanning), and cartoons. Prof. Ed Carmien is the editor. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2011. More here.

    

Job Search Workshops Offered
MCCC's Career Services office offers a series of free job search workshops on six Mondays beginning March 21, from 12-1 p.m. on six Mondays in the Student Center, Room 211. The presenter, Dick Stone, Human Resource Recruiter, gives a unique and updated perspective on the job search process. Alumni and friends are invited to come and learn where the jobs are, resumes, interviews, networking, using employment agencies, and job offers. For more information e-mail lafrancg@mccc.edu or call 609-570-3399. 

 

Free Job Coaching Seminars
Alumni and friends of MCCC are invited to take advantage of free interview coaching seminars. Starting Mon., March 21 and continuing every Monday until May 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Susan Bershad, professional interview coach, will give one hour coaching sessions in the Transfer and Career Services Office, Student Center, Room 229. Bring your resume. You will develop skills needed for a successful job interview. For more information e-mail lafrancg@mccc.edu or call 609-570-3397.

 

"Mercer County Artists" at The Gallery Through April 7 

The talents of 95 Mercer County artists are on display at the Gallery in "Mercer County Artists 2011," which runs through April 7. Guest juror Janet Hunt of Coryell Gallery selected 120 works of art from a field of 240 entries. Almost a third are three-dimenional, mixed media and sculpture in materials ranging from clay and wood to bronze and concrete. More here.  

 

MCCC Dedicates The Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Learning Center 
Community spirit was alive and well as guests paid tribute to a much-admired administrator and her accomplishments when the Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Learning Center was dedicated on Feb. 25 at the James Kerney Campus. President Donohue praised Richardson's 28 years of educational leadership and said Richardson chose to devote her career to community colleges, which were the focus of her doctoral dissertation at Boston College. "Dr. Richardson set out to find a community college for herself -- a path that led her to MCCC - and lucky for us," Donohue said. More here.

 

TV Students do "Magnificent Job" Broadcasting Basketball Championships 

Nearly 20 student volunteers from MCCC's Television Program provided live coverage of the Mercer County High School Basketball Finals, held Feb. 24 in the MCCC Gymnasium. Coverage lasted more than 3 hours. According to Television Program Assistant Professor Steve Voorhees, "The students did a magnificent job and were praised by tournament officials." More here. 

 

MCCC Trains YWCA Staff

The YWCA Princeton is the latest organization to take advantage of a free training program provided by MCCC's Center for Training and Development. The program is made possible through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development in partnership with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and the Community College Consortium.

More here. 

 

New Lab Enhances Learning

Students in the Entertainment Technology program are enjoying their new, state-of-the-art sound lab this semester. A former classroom in the Communication Building has been transformed, with sophisticated software, mixers and live sound reinforcement equipment. The lab will also be used by Television, Radio, Digital Film, Music, and Game Design students. 

More here.

 

The Winter Viking Newsletter Now Available Online 
MCCC's Winter issue of the Viking newsletter for alumni and friends is now online. It's full of news, alumni features and sports. Read it online here.

 

Artist/Professor Mel Leipzig Featured
The West Windsor Arts Center will feature the art of MCCC Professor Mel Leipzig in "The Influence of a Teacher: Mel Leipzig and Proteges" now through April 29. An Opening Reception takes place Saturday, March 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. A Gallery Talk by Professor Leipzig will be held on Sunday, March 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. More here.

Leipzig was featured on NJN's "State of the Arts" in late January. If you missed the half hour show, called "Mel Leipzig--Everything is Paintable," you can see it online at NJN's website here

 

Athlete Scores 1,000 Points 

Basketball player Alexis Sweet has been added to the record books at MCCC. On Jan. 23 she became the fourth woman in the college's basketball history to earn 1,000 points in her two seasons as a Viking. The game was stopped after her 1,000th basket and the team congratulated her on the court. More here.  

  

"In the Pink" on National Website
 
MCCC's "In the Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness Night story and photos made it to the website of the National Junior College Athletic Association here.

 
Alumni Success: 

 

Alan Delozier, a 1989 graduate, is an archivist and professor at Seton Hall University. After Mercer, he earned a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University in Mass Communications, then a master's degree in American History from Villanova University and a master's in Library Science from Rutgers. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. More here.   

 

Linda Ialacci, a 1994 graduate, is a Certified Public Accountant with fond memories of Mercer. "My instructors were fantastic," she says. "Mercer really changed my life." After Mercer she earned a bachelor's degree in accounting. More here. 

 

Jim Ramm, a 1972 graduate, ranks as one of the most loyal Vikings basketball fans the college has ever had. For years he has not only cheered the teams on, he has served as a scorekeeper. Today he compiles statistics for women's basketball and trains students to run the scoreboard. He is retired from a career with the state of New Jersey. More here.

Now Playing at Kelsey Theatre  
 

March 4-13: "A Little Night Music"

March 12: Giant Puppets Tell Tale of "Ugly Duckling" 

March 19-20: Time to Rock and Roll with "Quadrophenia" 

March 25 - April 3: Celebrate Strength in Sisterhood With "Steel Magnolias" 

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