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Issue 2012 - 2, March 16, 2012

Think Summer Camp!
Registration is now underway for MCCC's summer camp programs for children and teens ages 6 to 18. The camp season begins June 18. Children and teens in Camp College, Sports Camps, and Kelsey Theatre's Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops take advantage of the college's full array of facilities. More here.

Public Invited to MCCC Horticulture Expo March 17-18
The Philadelphia Flower Show may be larger, but MCCC's Ornamental Horticulture and Plant Science programs will host a horticulture event that is closer to home -- and free.  The Horticulture Expo runs March 16-18, and is expected to draw 500 students from high schools across the state. On March 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors are invited to view hundreds of entries that will be displayed in the skywalk on the second floor of the buildings that surround the MCCC Quad. More here.

WWFM Launches Public Affairs Show and YOU-Tunes
A new public affairs show of WWFM The Classical Network will examine some of the ways the performing arts, primarily classical music, are dealing with changes in the economy, technology and society.  "A Tempo," hosted by Rachel Katz, airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. WWFM has also initiated a new web-based platform called YOU-Tunes, which focuses on the next generation of musicians. The initiative encourages public awareness about the outstanding organizations, schools, and ensembles providing education and performance opportunities to young musicians. More here.

MCCC Gallery Announces Winners of Mercer County Artists 2012
The Gallery at Mercer has announced the award winners for "Mercer County Artists 2012." The exhibit, which runs through April 5, features 78 works, including 18 sculptures, by 76 artists who live, work or study in Mercer County. The pieces were selected from 288 entries by this year's juror, curator/consultant Jeffrey Wechsler. More here.


Juvenile and Criminal Justice Conference March 30
Mercer's Criminal Justice Program is co-sponsoring a major conference called "Targeting the Usual Suspects: Improving Justice Strategies" at the Conference Center on Friday, March 30. The day will feature speakers, workshops, networking and "Meet the Authors." Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Details are on the college website. More here.

Be Part of "Spring Into Student Success!" April 2
MCCC's Foundation Board is set to welcome supporters at its 23rd annual spring fundraiser "Spring Into Student Success!" on April 2. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine until 8 p.m., coffee, desserts, a silent auction with original artwork, raffle, awards presentations and networking. Proceeds will provide scholarships and other critical financial support for MCCC students. For more information e-mail foundation@mccc.edu or call Amy at 609-570-3293. More here on this year's honorees.

"Explore Mercer" Open House April 11
Prospective students of all ages are invited to Explore Mercer at an Open House on Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the West Windsor campus, Student Center Cafeteria. The event provides an abundance of information for high school students and parents, as well as adults who are seeking to change or enhance their careers. For more information, click here.
Kelsey Review Asks for Submissions by May 15
The Kelsey Review literary journal, for those who live or work in Mercer County, is accepting submissions of short fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as black and white drawings. Professor Ed Carmien serves as editor. The submission deadline is May 15. Details here, or call ext. 3306.

College Goal Sunday Eases Financial Aid Process
Mercer's Trenton campus was one of the state's College Goal Sunday sites on Feb. 26, when 26 staff members and students from both campuses volunteered their time to help about 80 first-generation college students and their family members learn how to apply for financial aid. This event took place at many colleges statewide.  Photos here.

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Speaks at MCCC
The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center at MCCC welcomed Eugenie Mukeshimana, founder of Genocide Survivors Support Network, on February 29. She spoke about Romeo Dallaire's book "Shake Hands with the Devil" and her own experiences surviving the Rwandan genocide. Events coming to the Holocaust Center designed for educators include "Echoes and Reflections," with curriculum for teachers of grades 6-12 on March 28, 4:30 p.m., and a showing of the film "War Horse," with discussion on April 4 at 4:30 p.m. More here.

Alumni Success:

Laura Rose made a fresh start at Mercer, where she graduated in 2008 in Humanities and Social Science.  The honors student went on to earn her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, then worked at the Carrier Clinic assisting adolescent girls in a residential program.  She now works at the Children's Home in Mount Holly, and plans to continue her education for a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. More here.

For alumna Portia Johnson, a 1979 Nursing graduate, the mentoring she received at Mercer was the first step to where she is today -- a member of the nursing faculty at Seton Hall University. Recently, when Johnson received the Nurse Educator Award from the Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association, she chose to invite two of the people who guided her on the road to success: former MCCC Director of Nursing HelenMarie Dolton and Professor Emerita Margaret Fink. More here.

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March 9-18: Believe in Magic With "Xanadu"
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