Saturday, March 2, 2013
Lustig Dance Theatre will premiere "Jangala" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Middlesex County College.
A classic story of a lost boy in the jungle is told through a fusion of modern ballet and Indian dance styles in Lustig Dance Theatre's latest production, "Jangala." Inspired by Rudyard Kiplings "The Jungle Book" and combining classical Indian dance and modern ballet, Lustig Dance Theatre promises an innovative and experimental performance that is suitable for adults and children ages seven and up. Artistic Director Graham Lustig said the piece was created in collaboration with Renuka Srinivasan of the Tala Shruti Dance School in the Fords section of Woodbridge Township. Srinivasan is an accomplished dancer in Bharatanatyam, an ancient style of Indian dance. The performance will premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Middlesex County …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Andrea Craparotta named interim director of the Middlesex County College Police Department as part of shared services agreement.
Saturday, January 19
Andrea Craparotta, acting captain with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, has been appointed interim director of the Middlesex County College Police Department. The appointment is under a shared services program with the Prosecutor’s Office. She will be paid by the Prosecutor’s Office and maintains her rank but will work at the College full time. “The MCC Police Department is very fortunate to be able to partner with the Prosecutor’s Office to have someone with Andrea’s experience lead our department and provide a cost savings to the College at the same time,” said Donald R. Drost Jr., executive director of facilities management, who oversees the department. Ms. Craparotta has 25 years of experience in law enforcement, joining the …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The school district has expanded a number of its offerings, including cosmetology, green energy and construction and performing arts.
Adapting to fast changes in the job market, Middlesex County Vocational-Technical Schools have expanded and adapted their course offerings to improve the skills of their students as they train for the working world. According to a press release from the school district, the current school year brought a number of upgrades to the district's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The goal of the upgrade, which affected programs like cosmetology, performing arts and digital arts, was to align the research-based curriculum in each program with industry standards and offer students the opportunity for accreditation, according to the district. “We are expanding our CTE program linkages with colleges, universities, apprenticeship, …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The community college's volleyball team got off the ground this summer, and is scheduled to play their first match on Sept. 8 against Bergen Community College.
Middlesex County College (MCC) has recently added a women's volleyball team to its roster of student athletics, and they are actively gearing up for the start of the season. According to the college, MCC is the fifth community college in the state to offer the sport, joining Atlantic Cape Community College, and Bergen, Passaic and Union County Colleges. “Volleyball is growing in popularity all over the state,” said Bob Wisniewski, the college's athletic director. “We’ll be the fifth community college in New Jersey to offer volleyball, and I suspect that that number will increase in the near future.” Team coach Colleen Masterson said the team is currently practicing multiple times a week, with their first match scheduled for Sept. 8. …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The summer culinary program instructs attendees in a number of culinary techniques, with plenty of sampling.
Come to class hungry. That's pretty much the only prerequisite for the "Today's Table" series currently ongoing at Middlesex County College. The noncredit program is open to adults willing to learn more about cooking and culinary techniques, and covers a bevy of topics, from sauces to braising to breads. Taught by Certified Executive Chef (CEC) Richard Bottega, the classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the college's Culinary Lab, located in Crabiel Hall. Classes include a five course tasting menu, and recipes for each dish are provided to the students in each class. More than a taste was to be had of each dish, as Bottega and McCaffrey turned out gnocchi with sausage and spinach, tomato sauce, lasagna roll …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A total of 43 local students earn Dean's List honors at Middlesex County College.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A total of 1,012 students at Middlesex County College were named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2012. By towns: Dayton Spencer Alexander, Jacey Fraser, Joseph Kleinkauf, Patrick Kouyialis, Colin Payyappilly, Autumn Yun Kendall Park Vicqas Aikal, Raynor Andrulewich, Jillian Asciolla, Matthew Devito, Dylan Firestine, Casey Forster, Joshua Greenberg, Sophie Hyde, Marc Katronetsky, Sarina Knapp, Ryan McAuley, Elizabeth Owens, Amanda Pinizzotto, Maria Ruiz, Johanna Sierra Monmouth Junction Roneil Balani, Louis Bankole-Jones, Justin Barcenilla, Nicole Bourque, Daniel Chita, Nicholas Defroscia, Taylor Joseph, Chelsea Korodan, Mariah Labarbera, Lauren Purdon, Aamina Rahaman, Queenie Reda, David Sutton, Shannon Thorne, Giovanny Verano, Angelica …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Students from South Brunswick High School and Noor-Ul-Iman School participate in the State Finals of the Science Olympiad at Middlesex County College.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Students from South Brunswick High School and Noor-Ul-Iman School joined with thousands of kids from schools around the state for a unique science competition this week. Close to 1,100 middle and high school students converged at Middlesex County College on Tuesday to participate in the State Finals of the Science Olympiad. The students took part in various competitions to test their science acumen. The scientific experiments included shooting bottle rockets, racing helicopters, propelling objects from a catapult, manipulating robots and wheeled vehicles to perform skills such as moving billiard balls into holes and much more. The winners, Community Middle School and West Windsor-Plainsboro South, will go on to the national finals at the…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Free event will feature four local authors discussing three different works on the history of baseball.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Middlesex County College will host “A Night of Baseball Readings & Writings” at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at the College Center, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. According to a release from the college, four local authors will discuss the books they have written about baseball during the free event. Lawrence Hogan, a Union County College professor is the author of “Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball"; Bill Morales is a Bergen County College professor and the author of “Farewell to the Last Golden Era: The Yankees, the Pirates and the 1960 Baseball Season"; and Home News Tribune writer Gene Racz and Frank Russo, who runs the website www.thedeadballera.com are the authors of “Bury My Heart at Cooperstown: Salacious, …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
More than 20 new choices for kids and teens are being offered in the popular day camp program.
The beginning of February might look bleak, but it's just the time for kids and their parents to begin contemplating what the summer will bring. To that end, Camp Middlesex is offering 20 new camp choices for its popular day camp program. The camp will be holding an open house on Sunday, March 4, from 1 to 4 pm at Billy Johnson Hall at the Middlesex County College campus where the camp is held. Prospective campers and their parents are invited to meet the staff, learn about all the programs and register for what programs capture their imagination. A raffle will be held at the open house for a $100 gift certificate toward camp. At Camp Middlesex, youngsters and teens, from ages 6 to 18, can pick from dozens of specialized choices, to …