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MCC Nursing Sponsors Go Red Initiative

By quovadis February 15, 2018

By Harsh Godhani Social Media Editor The nursing program is sponsoring a “Go Red” heart health initiative on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College Center, where students will receive free blood pressure screenings and information on healthy heart habits for cardiovascular health. This health project was spearheaded by professors Katherine Howard and Mary Adams, who found a unique way of reaching out and using their ability to outreach to the Middlesex County...

Poetry Club Hosts Open Mic Nights

By quovadis February 14, 2018

By Candaice Weller Staff Writer MCC’s poetry club, Shadows on Paper, will host an Open Mic Night in the lobby of College Center on Feb. 22 and March 22 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sergio Rivera, president of the poetry club, said this event will help members prepare for their private poetry reading at the end of the semester. Rivera said he is expecting people from his own club to perform at the Open Mic Night....

Democracy House Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Event

By quovadis February 14, 2018

By Harsh Godhani Social Media Editor Democracy House is collaborating with Middlesex County Center for Empowerment to host “One Billion Rising”, a worldwide mass action to end violence and exploitation against women, in the College Center on Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The campaign, which was first launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action to an alarming statistic that 1 in 3 women were likely to be beaten or raped...

Rutgers Provides Business Transfer Information Workshop

By quovadis February 14, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor Lucille Foster, assistant dean of Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick, and Vincent Tepedino, assistant director of transfer admissions for Rutgers University Newark, provided an informational session to MCC students. This session took place in Edison Hall, room 101 on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. Information about transferring to the Business school as well as some of the aspects of the Business and Business-related programs at Rutgers was presented by...

Shadows on Paper Club Hosts Poetry Workshops

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Sergio Rivera Managing Editor Shadows on Paper, the poetry club at Middlesex County College, will be holding a ten-session advanced poetry workshop every Thursday starting Feb. 8 for new or experienced poets in College Center Room 310. Shadows on Paper started in the fall 2016 semester, and has since performed at Kogaracon in 2017 and came out with a self-published book titled, “Shadows on Paper Volume 1.” Sergio Rivera, President of Shadows on Paper, said, “We...

New Clubs Attend Student Activities Fair

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Jasmine Montes Staff Writer Several clubs attended the MCC Student Activities Fair, which took place on Monday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in College Center Cafeteria C. This semester there were no live performances, no games or activities, no prizes and no clubs went on stage to share information about their organization.  The spring semester activities fair was warm and comfortable but lacked the live entertainment and excitement that is presented during the...

Students Volunteer for MLK Day of Service

By quovadis January 29, 2018

EDISON - In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 150 volunteers gathered at the Somerset Academy in Bridgewater to participate in various service projects including painting a mural in the school and assembling kits to be distributed to homeless individuals on their first night in a shelter. The project, coordinated by Jersey Cares, included several students from Middlesex County College’s Democracy House. Democracy House is a volunteer service program at MCC.

Students Present at Conference

By quovadis January 29, 2018

Middlesex County College students (from left) Angel Chang, Luke Agojo, Romone Reid and Kevin Wong presented their workshop, “Overcoming Obstacles: Personal Stories of Perseverance,” at the annual Young Men’s Conference held in New Brunswick in January.

Allied Health Department Hosts Spring Info Sessions

By quovadis January 29, 2018

The Allied Health program will continue their line of information sessions by hosting its next session in Crabiel Hall, Room 126 on Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. to raise awareness of their program. The Allied Health program had their first information session on Jan.  10 and have additional information sessions scheduled for Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, May 30, Jun. 13, Jul. 11 and Aug. 8. All information sessions will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. in...

County Corrections Inducts New Officers

By quovadis January 29, 2018

The Middlesex County Office of Adult Corrections held its induction ceremony in the College Center Performing Arts Center on Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. According to the event program, the Middlesex County Office of Adult Corrections inducted thirty-three officers into their ranks, while also promoting eight sergeants and one lieutenant. Captain D. Grover of the Middlesex County Office of Adult Corrections said, “Corrections has a high turnover, so once a year so we like to have one...