Posts Tagged ‘Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’

Stockton to Host ‘Claiming Citizenship’ Exhibit Jan. 11-Feb. 28

Monday, January 9th, 2012

(MG) Kean Xchange - HRI Gallery - Claiming CitizenshipGALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will host an inspiring photography exhibit called Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography from Jan. 11-Feb. 28, on the first floor of the college library (E-Wing of the main campus).

The exhibit is made possible by grants from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, and is free and open to the public.

The exhibit portrays African Americans claiming economic, cultural and recreational opportunities created by the New Deal. Additional display cases highlight how other minorities experienced American life in the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Million Dollar Donation to Stockton

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

StocktonLogoThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey received the first outright $1 million gift in its history this week.

And this money isn’t for a fancy new wing with naming rights. Instead, the donors, who wish to remain anonymous, stressed the funds are to be used for the direct support of students facing exceptional financial hardships, according to Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. He said the gift will be invested by The Richard Stockton College Foundation in a permanent endowment and distributed in perpetuity to support need-based financial aid.

“The donors understand that some students face true personal sacrifice to attend Stockton and in extreme cases must decide between transportation, books and even food,” Dr. Saatkamp stated. “The generosity of these donors enables us to help many students and their families on a permanent basis.”

Stockton College, St. Michael’s Church, Collaborate to Revive A.C.’s Dante Hall

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

img_10407_featartsdaATLANTIC CITY — The future of Atlantic City’s Dante Hall of the Performing Arts was shrouded in mystery for quite some time, but on Thursday, June 9, it was announced that the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s non-profit corporation — Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc. (SASI) — and St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church of Atlantic City reached a lease agreement on June 8, enabling the college to utilize the historic facility.

The agreement, signed by SASI and St. Michael’s, goes into effect immediately and will run through May 2014. According to a release, the college, area civic and business leaders see the agreement as a first step in developing an arts district in Atlantic City.

“Stockton is delighted to have played a role in helping to re-establish Dante Hall as a crown jewel for an arts district in Atlantic City,” says Stockton president Dr. Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. in the release. “This is the type of public-private-community engagement partnership that will benefit our students, the region and its people. I look forward to the college providing its internal resources, support and knowledge of the performing arts to help Dante Hall thrive.” acw_danteINSIDE

The lease agreement is $100 per month or $1,200 annually. SASI, a New Jersey non-profit corporation, will administer the building including scheduling, programming and marketing. It will also provide outreach to community groups wishing to utilize Dante Hall.

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Nelson Johnson to Deliver Commencement at Stockton

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Stockton-CollegelogoA record number of 1,800 spring graduates will receive their diplomas from President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr. at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

The commencement addresses will be delivered by the Honorable Nelson Johnson, a jurist, historian and author of Boardwalk Empire for the morning ceremony, and by Willie Geist, host of the MSNBC program Way Too Early with Willie Geist in the afternoon.

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Comedian Steve Hofstetter to Perform at Stockton’s Lodge at Lakeside on March 28

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Comedian Steve Hofstetter

Comedian Steve Hofstetter

If you show up at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Monday night, March 28, wondering where comedian Steve Hofstetter is … he’s not there!

Hofstetter is performing at Stockton’s Lodge at Lakeside, located on the north side of the campus directly adjacent to the college’s Lake Fred. Like the PAC, the Lodge is a popular place for dances, concerts, movies, speakers, banquets, social and educational events. The Lodge at Lakeside is on Laurel Lane next to campus housing. Go here and click on the map in the lower right-hand side of the page for a campus layout.

Hofstetter’s show starts 7pm March 28. Tickets are $10 in advance, and can be obtained by e-mailing Stockton.SOTA@gmail.com or by going to the Office of Student Development, Upper G-Wing, on the campus. Tickets are $15 the day of the show. Look for a preview to the Hofstetter’s show in the March 24 Atlantic City Weekly.

Stockton College Lecture Series: The Jersey Sting

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

jersey-sting-1WEBThe Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton presents “The Jersey Sting” as its next lecture series presentation on Tuesday, March 29, 6pm, in the Elizabeth B. Alton Auditorium.

The book, due to be released on March 15, was written by investigative reporters Josh Margolin (The New York Post) and Ted Sherman (Newark Star-Ledger).  The panelists will be the authors and former governor James McGreevy, moderated by Michael Aron, NJ Network News Director.

This particular sting occurred in 2009 and included elected officials, rabbis, and others and gave NJ another black eye. Margolin and Sherman have been involved in many such stories throughout their careers. McGreevey will talk about how events such as these affect the governmental process.

The lecture is free but space is limited and is available on a first-come first-serve reservation basis by calling the Hughes Center, 626-3542 or at their website.

Student Survey Supports Stockton

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

logo-circleResults from student surveys help place Richard Stockton College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges in the Northeast by the Princeton Review

According to a media release, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has been named a “Best in the Northeast” college by the Princeton Review, a nationally recognized education services company. Stockton is one of 218 Northeast institutions profiled on the Princeton Review’s Web site and in its 2011 college guidebook.

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MLB Pitch, Hit & Run at Stockton

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

baseballDo you know any elementary or middle school students who are catching spring fever? Just add in some pitching, hitting and running to a warm day with a sunny, blue sky and you’ll get the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition, a free one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14.
Richard Stockton College’s Student Veteran Organization, Kappa Sigma fraternity, and women’s softball team are hosting this year’s MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Sunday, April 11, from 2-4pm.
The competition will be held on Stockton’s intramural fields off of Pomona Road. For a detailed campus map, please go here.
Winners of the local MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Stockton will advance to a sectional competition held in mid May to early June. Winners of sectionals move on to a MLB Team Championship held at one of the 30 major league ballparks. Finally, the winners of the team championship advance to the National Finals 2010 MLB All-Star Week, which is an all-expense paid trip to Anaheim, California for the 2010 All-Star Game and a schedule of exciting activities.
Sign-ups for the competition will take place on-site April 11. For more information, contact Tom O’Donnell at 609-652-4676.

A.C. Concierge Association to Bestow Four Scholarships

Friday, February 19th, 2010

GACCA_Color_Logo_GIFVerAOn Tuesday, Feb.16, the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association (GACCA) and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation (ACCVAF) teamed up to host a charity wine tasting/art show at the Carisbrooke Inn Bed & Breakfast in Ventnor. The inaugural fundraising event was held to help award scholarships to hospitality majors at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey or Atlantic Cape Community College.

The initial goal was to provide enough funding for two scholarships, but due to the overwhelming response to the event four scholarships will now be awarded with the presentation taking place at the Atlantic City Hosts Awards on May 12 at Historic Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom.

Over 80 people attended the fundraiser, enjoying the food, wine and atmosphere as well as a display of six local artists’ works ranging from pottery to serene beach scenes. The participating artists were Chris Ford, Steve Kuzma, William McKensie, Marie Natale, Sue Van Duyne and Michael Waters.

GACCA and ACCVAF would also like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions: Donna Albano, Craig Puchalsky, Donna Vassallo, B.F. Mazzeo Fruit & Produce, Carisbrooke Inn Bed & Breakfast, Ovations Food Service and Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. — Jon Heacock

Solar Workshop at Stockton

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
Solar panels on the roof of the Atlantic City Convention Center. photo courtesy atlanticcitynj.com

Solar panels on the roof of the Atlantic City Convention Center. photo courtesy atlanticcitynj.com

Curious about the benefits of solar energy? On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Atlantic County government, Atlantic County Utilities Authority and Atlantic City Electric invites all Atlantic County residents and small business owners to attend a “solar workshop.”
Located at the Townsend Residential Life Center of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, experts from all hosting agencies will be on hand from 9am-3pm to guide and answer questions, and to provide the insight and knowledge needed to move forward with the procurement of solar power.
“We are really pleased to be one of the hosts of this workshop,” says ACUA president Rick Dovey in a media release. “It’s a great way to provide important data to residents and small businesses that are seriously considering solar projects, and also a great opportunity for students as well.”
For more information on the workshop please contact Matt von der Hayden at 272-6978 or at mhayden@acua.com. To register contact Melissa Smith at Melissa.smith@csgrp.com. — Garrett Burrell