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UPS Offers Part Time Jobs with Tuition Aid

By Quo Vadis October 17, 2018

By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer United Postal Service (UPS) is offering Middlesex County College students part-time jobs and tuition reimbursements during the fall semester. Shaina Hawkins, Human Resources Recruiter for UPS, said, “We are looking for part-time package handlers for the Edison, Bound Brook and Cranbury locations.” “UPS offers MCC students a tuition reimbursement program,” said Hawkins. “The tuition reimbursement goes into effect on the first day of work.” “One of the requirements for the job is being...

Earth Science Club Seeks Members

By Quo Vadis October 17, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer MCC’s Earth Science Club is looking for new members to help create and perform projects that serve and educate the community about environmental issues and sustainability. Samantha Rhodes, co-president of the Earth Science Club, said the club meets in Main Hall room 152 on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. The club’s advisor, Claire Condie, said, “Earth Science Club members work as a group to shed awareness on...

Democracy House Hosts Coat Drive

By Quo Vadis October 17, 2018

By Jade Borges Staff Writer Democracy House is hosting their annual coat drive on the Edison campus from Oct. 1 to Nov. 16 in partnership with Jersey Cares. Democracy House Program Coordinator Ariana Simon said, “Boxes for the coat drive are in the College Center, Library, West Hall and Main Hall. They can also be dropped off in Raritan Hall Room 005.” According to their website, Jersey Cares is a non-profit organization established in 1993 that helps provide...

Counseling Services Host Transfer Workshop

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

By Huda Usmani Staff Writer   The college’s counseling services are hosting a transfer information session workshop in Edison Hall room 100 on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. for students who are interested in or planning to transfer to a 4-year college.      Professor Gina Bedoya, a student counselor who will host the workshop, said, "The transfer information session is a general overview of the important factors to consider for transferring to the next college."       Bedoya said,...

Aspiring Authors Club Starts

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer   The college’s Aspiring Authors Club will meet this semester in College Center Mondays and Wednesdays to help potential authors improve their writing and get published. Professor John R. Bale has taken over the club’s leadership. “The Aspiring Authors Club was formed to explore writing and publishing fields. I started the club with professor Blomquist before she got a full-time position at Rutgers,” said Bale. “The first club meeting started with scheduling confusion...

Edison Township Hosts Fall Family Spectacular

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

By John DeGregorio Staff Writer Edison Township, in conjunction with the Township of Edison and Edison Recreation, will host its 26th annual Edison Fall Family Spectacular on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. along Amboy Avenue in Edison. According to Edison Township’s website, the event will span eight blocks and feature a wide array of entertainment, including two stages with live music and entertainment, food, art and other assorted vendors. According to the website...

Democracy House Hosts “What Were You Wearing” Event

By Quo Vadis September 26, 2018

By Jade Borges Staff Writer Middlesex County College’s Democracy House is hosting an event called “What Were You Wearing” in College Center on Oct. 9-11 from 1-3:30 p.m. in support of sexual assault victims. Democracy House Program Coordinator Ariana Simon said, “The event hopes to break down the stigma of sexual assault. Not just people wearing tight clothes and not just women are the victims of assault.” Simon also said, “Democracy House is open to all students and...

Student Life Holds Broadway Trip

By Quo Vadis September 26, 2018

By Huda Usmani Staff Writer   The Middlesex County College Student Life Office will host a bus trip to the “Mean Girls” musical in New York City on Thursday Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Tickets for students will be available for purchase at the Student Life Office in College Center room 213 on Monday, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. Tickets for staff, faculty and alumni will be available for purchase on Monday, Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m. in...

PTK Inducts Officers for 2018-2019 School Year

By quovadis May 2, 2018

By Alexander Lewis Head Social Media Editor The Phi Theta Kappa honors society inducted new officers for the 2018-19 year, after officer elections, in College Center, Café C on April 23 at 11 a.m. Manager of Career Services and Lead Advisor of the Phi Theta Kappa, Upsilon Gamma chapter, Charlotte Quigley said thanks to the retiring officers. “Please accept my thanks and congratulations,” said Quigley, “You will be in a position to advise and counsel the newly elected officers; your help and guidance is still needed.” The new officers...