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November 2015

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MCC Class Trip To the Fossil Quarry

Veterans Week Nov. 9-13 to Honor Service Members and Vets
Veterans Week at Middlesex County College will feature an array of events – open to the public – that will highlight issues important to military veterans and non-veterans alike.

Learn to be a great cook at Today’s Table
This spring, you can learn how to be a great amateur chef. “Today’s Table” will be held in Crabiel Hall’s culinary lab on the Edison campus. Come hungry and enjoy tastings of food prepared by the chef. Recipes are distributed.

Project Connections Funding Renewed
Project Connections, the MCC program that supports college-able students with learning disabilities, has received confirmation that it will again be funded by the federal government for a five-year cycle.

Notables
Professor Anna Sycamore DeMers, of the Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department, was featured at a prestigious dance festival in Hoboken in October. The program, called Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival, included live dance as well as dance films.

Learning to Love Reading
Children from all over Middlesex County gathered at the College in October for Adventures with Amelia: MCC Reads, a project funded by Gannett/The Home News Tribune and organized by MCC’s Democracy House. Kids heard from Herman Parish, the author of the fabled Amelia Bedelia books, and thenvparticipated in workshops run by Democracy House students.

Health and Safety Day
Health and Safety Day at Middlesex County College brought dozens of human service and safety agencies to campus to help students, faculty and staff learn about how to make their lives healthier. The day included a visit by the children in the College Child Care Center, who learned about fire safety from the Edison Fire Department.

Commitment
Phi Theta Kappa is spearheading a drive to increase completion rates at New Jersey’s community colleges. The New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4) features numerous programs to encourage students to complete their education. This year’s theme is “Accomplishing Your Dreams.”