The annual commencement took place on May 16.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Culinary students at Middlesex County College learn ice carving as part of their studies.
Students in Edison learned an unusual but unique skill this week for the world of culinary and catering: how to turn giant blocks of ice into works of art. Students in the culinary program at Middlesex County College must take a class called "Garde Manger," which is a requirement for second-year students to complete to graduate. The course is the "study and art of cold food," said instructor Walter Leffler. Ice carving is included in the course, as ice sculptures can often be found on buffets or at parties as a centerpiece at weddings and in hotels or restaurants. On Monday, students took turns wielding chainsaws to carve the blocks into basket shapes, using chisels to precisely carve and detail the designs. The spring warmth and sun …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Those interested in adjunct teaching jobs at Middlesex County College are invited to a job fair
Ever had a hankering to be a college professor? Here's your chance to dip your toe into the pond at Middlesex County College and put that master's degree to good use. The school will hold an Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, April 23, from 4 to 7 pm in the College Center Cafeteria. Prospective adjunct instructors can talk with department chairpersons about the array of openings. The range of courses for which they are seeking teachers is huge - everything from American History and Ancient Egyptian History to Political Science, languages, and all types of English classes on the liberal arts side, to accounting, business, food service “This is a convenient way for professionals who would like to teach at the College level to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Four cooking demonstrations, a bus trip to Harlem, a baseball lecture, and a photo exhibit are planned in recognition of Black History Month at Middlesex County College.
Editor's note: The following information is a press release from Middlesex County College. An array of events, including a lecture on baseball, cooking demonstrations, and an exhibit of photos of jazz icons, will be featured during February as Middlesex County College celebrates Black History Month. Other than the cooking program and the trip to Harlem, all are free and open to the public. “Join us as we celebrate Black History Month at MCC,” said Marla Brinson, dean of enrollment and student support services. “This is a monumental year because it is the anniversary of so many events in the history of Civil Rights and milestone birthdays of important people in the movement.” This year is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
An information session on Middlesex County College's alternate route program will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the college's Edison campus.
Anyone wishing to begin a career in teaching is invited to attend an information session from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Middlesex County College. "New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey" is a teaching certification program that is open to anyone with a bachelor's degree or higher. The student must also have maintained a 2.75 GPA while pursuing their degree, and have obtained a Certificate of Eligibility, according to a press release from the college. According to the college, the program is run in three parts: a 24 hour "Introduction to Teaching" program that meets four hours a week over six weeks; a 12 session program that entails classroom observations, and a final phase of attending class once a week after having obtained a …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Thinking of enrolling in college courses this spring? MCC is holding special hours just for you.
Interested in continuing your college career? Middlesex County College is holding special enrollment hours for you to sign up for the spring semester. Students and future students who need enrollment services at the main campus of Middlesex County College may take advantage of special hours on Saturday, January 12. The offices at 2600 Woodbridge Avenue in Edison will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. “This is a convenience for adult students and others who might work during the day and find it easier to take care of enrollment procedures on Saturdays,” said Marla Brinson, dean of enrollment and student support services in a statement. “Students can come in and register for the Spring 2013 semester.” Offices that will be open on January …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Downed trees from Hurricane Sandy provided a unique learning experience for Middlesex County College science students.
Hurricane Sandy brought a lot of destruction with her, but in her wake, she also left a learning opportunity. About 40 trees were knocked down by the hurricane at the Middlesex County College campus in Edison when Sandy blew in in late October. As college maintenance employees were clearing up the tree debris, they saw that some of the downed trees were both big and old. Cross sections of the downed trees the workers cut and saved fit in perfect with the school's biology and natural science classes. “Trees are some of the oldest living organisms,” said Parag Muley, chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at the College. “You can learn a lot by knowing how it grew.” There's even a name for it. The science is called dendrochronology, …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Two performances will be held on December 16.
The Center Stage Dance and Theater School will be holding performances of the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker," at Middlesex County College in Edison. The performances are to be held on Sunday, December 16, with a 4 pm matinee and a 7 pm evening show. Tickets are $25. This production of "The Nutcracker" is unique in that only one profession dancer was hired to dance the main role of the Cavalier, according to a press release sent by the school. All the other roles in the holiday dance will be performed by Center Stage students. Lainie Defranco is directing the ballet. Center Stage Dance and Theater School has locations in East Brunswick, Marlboro and Ocean Township. Tickets for the performances can be purchased at the door or by calling …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Great art is on exhibit at Middlesex County College, all fashioned by MCC alumni.
More than a generation of talent is on display at Middlesex County College at the college's Alumni Art Exhibit. The program, which runs through October 26, shows off the artistic creations of MCC alumni, who attended a reception held recently in their honor. Ten former MCC students, whose time at the school was from 1977 to 2011, have entries in the exhibit, showcased their efforts in painting, photography and sculpture. The exhibition is being held at the College Center Gallery. The artists posed for a photograph. Seated from left: Ashley Hanania ’05 (Princeton), Gabrielle Ambrozia ’11 (Parlin), Amy Glass ’09 (East Brunswick). Standing: Veronica Clinton, director of development and alumni relations and executive director of the MCC …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Middlesex County College's "Democracy House" hosted a wide-ranging Oct. 11 forum on the 2012 election, featuring Rutgers professor Ross Baker and Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran.
Some of the caffeine is out of the Tea Party. At least according to Rutgers University professor Ross Baker. Baker addressed a room of Middlesex County College students on Thursday during "You Decide -- The Presidential Election: What we know and what we think we know," an open forum discussing the November election. He was joined by Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran. Baker said the role of the tea party has been greatly diminished in comparison to the 2008 election, and the conservative group has lost some of their steam. Baker addressed some historical trends in presidential elections, notably that in times of economic distress, it has been historically difficult for a president to successfully win a second term. In 1976, Gerald Ford was …