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Invincible Cat for A New View Created by Rutgers University Alumni and Artists

Invincible Cat for A New View – Camden public art installation project addressing illegal dumping. For Immediate Release CAMDEN – Approaching the area of Whitman Avenue and Pershing Street in Camden, a larger-than-life animal form comes into view. The once-forgotten grass lot here is now home to Invincible Cat – a majestic panther whose gaze is ready to engage the senses and imaginations of viewers. The 36-foot long, 7-foot tall, and 10-foot wide sculpture, made with a structural steel armature and repurposed black car hoods, is one of six art installations featured in A New View – Camden – a Bloomberg Philanthropies-funded public art installation project that transforms vacant lots formerly used for illegal dumping into community placemaking sites. A related all-virtual exhibition is on display through Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) Stedman Gallery. “The panther is this beautiful, powerful, agile creature – and... Read more →

Your Money: Rutgers Students Face 2.6% Tuition Increase

Board approves $4.8 billion 2021-2022 budget following tuition freeze during pandemic The Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a $4.8 billion budget that includes a 2.6 percent increase in tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year, following a freeze in tuition and a fees reduction for the past year in recognition of pandemic-related hardships. “We know that tuition increases are difficult for our students, especially after a challenging year, and we would avoid any increase if the numbers would allow it,” said Mark Angelson, chair of the Board of Governors. “We are committed to providing an affordable, high-quality education, and we urge our students and their families to focus, as we do, on the average net cost to students who receive financial assistance.” The board approved the 2.5 percent increase in tuition and 2.9 percent increase in mandatory fees for most undergraduate and graduate programs. For the last... Read more →

Students from NJ Graduate from University of the Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, PA (06/17/2021)-- University of the Sciences recognized graduates as part of the University's 200th Commencement celebration held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Adam Khanu of Bordentown (NJ) graduated with a MS in Health Psychology . Alana Pullen of Southampton (NJ) graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree . Alexa Malerba of Wall Township (NJ) graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree . Alexa Mock of Sicklerville (NJ) graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree . Alyssa Wiley of Salem (NJ) graduated with a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a minor in Microbiology. Cara Courtney of Egg Harbor Township (NJ) graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree . Chelsea Peiffer of Sewell (NJ) graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree . Christina Costanzo of Sewell (NJ) graduated with a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree . Christine... Read more →


AT USA SWIMMING OLYMPIC TRIALS OMAHA, NE – Rowan alum Jesse Novak ’17 competed in the 100 meter freestyle at the USA Swimming Olympic Trials at the Chi Health Center on June 16. Novak finished 38th overall with a time of 50.01 in heat seven of the eight prelim heats in wave II of the Olympic Trials. He qualified with a time of 49.18 and was seeded 18th out of 71 swimmers in the event. The wave II cut was 49.74. USA Swimming split the meet into two waves because of Covid restrictions. The first wave was June 4-7 and the second wave is scheduled from June 13-20, which features faster standards and will serve as the main selection meet. Novak currently swims for Irvine Novaquatics in Irvine, CA. An All-American, he competed for the Profs from 2013-17. Novak won the national championship in the 100 yard freestyle twice (2017,... Read more →

Rutgers–Camden rising senior earns National Science Foundation research experience

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY– Truth be told, recalls Aliyah Jones, it all started with a bout of procrastination. The rising Rutgers University–Camden senior was browsing her emails, trying to do anything other than start her work, when she spotted an email from one of her professors touting a National Science Foundation research experience for undergraduates (REU) at Duke University. “I saw that it was a great opportunity to work with children in a development lab,” says Jones, a double major in psychology and social work. With some advice from Rutgers–Camden’s Office of Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising, the Sicklerville resident applied, not actually believing that she had a chance. “Truthfully, I saw it as a motivator to get be in gear applying for more opportunities, because I had been procrastinating with that as well,” she says with a laugh. Soon after, Jones received word that she had earned the... Read more →

Rowan Seventh in the Final National Poll

GLASSBORO, NJ - The Rowan baseball team, which participated in the NCAA Division III College World Series, is ranked seventh in the final national poll, which is the Profs’ highest ranking in the poll that began in 2010. The Profs, who ended the year with a 29-6 record, won the NCAA Marietta Regional championship, to make their sixth trip to the World Series and the first under head coach Mike Dickson. Rowan also captured the 17th NJAC Championship in its history and the second in three years. SEASON RECAP: • The Profs were well-recognized for their accomplishments this season and received a host of honors (list attached)​ • Rowan outscored its opponents 281-122 on the year while batting .323 and pounding out 281 hits to just 122 by its foes • Rowan put together two 10-game winning streaks during the course of the year, the second one coming to... Read more →

Alabama Ends Rider’s Season

PHOTO GALLERY RUSTON, LA – Frank Doelling (Riverside, NJ/Riverside) pitched 6.1 strong innings and Kyle Johnson (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) and Sean McGeehan(Hamilton, NJ/Nottingham) had two hits each, but the Rider University baseball team was edged by Alabama, 3-1, in an elimination game at the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Ruston Regional Saturday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park. With the loss, the Broncs conclude their season at 23-18, while the Crimson Tide (32-25) moves on to face the loser of top-seeded Louisiana Tech and second-seeded North Carolina State. The Broncs immediately manufactured a run in the top of the first, with Johnson leading off with a double to right and coming around to score on groundouts from Jake Barbiere (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) and McGeehan. A walk and a two-out RBI double for Alabama in the second evened the score. The two starting pitchers hung zeroes through the sixth,... Read more →

Graduating Rutgers-Camden Forensic Science Student Creates New Fingerprinting Powder

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY – Kristen Smith had a problem. The Rutgers University–Camden graduate student was conducting research in her forensics lab, following the recipe for a florescent-based fingerprint powder, when she realized that she couldn’t get a vital component in time to complete the project. So she took matters into her own hands and considered what else could work. She ended up creating a novel formulation – used in the recovery of latent fingerprints, consisting of oils or sweat left from the fingertips or face – which she now intends to patent. “It was the best mistake in the world,” says Smith, who is among the inaugural graduates of the master of science in forensic science program at Rutgers–Camden. It turns out that the new powder might have a decided edge over the competition. She explains that the older version is florescent, which requires an alternative light source... Read more →

Rowan Off To NCAA Division III World Series at Veterans Memorial Stadium

GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan baseball team begins its quest for the national championship on Friday, June 4 when it takes on Wheaton (MA) in the NCAA Division III World Series at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, IA. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m. Eastern (4:30 p.m. local). The winner of that game will advance to play on Saturday at 8:45 p.m. ET to meet the winner of the Salisbury vs. SUNY-Cortland contest. The Rowan-Wheaton (18-5) loser will face the Salisbury-SUNY loser on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET. Rowan (29-4), which won the Marietta Ohio Regional, is making its sixth appearance in the World Series, with the most recent coming with back-to-back berths in 2004 and 2005. The Profs have two national titles in their history, in 1978 and 1979. Rowan Radio (WGLS 89.7 FM) will be providing on-site coverage while the games can be viewed on Read more →

Rutgers-Camden Jude Misko earns NCAA championship in Men’s Hammer Throw

GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 29, 2021) – Rutgers University-Camden senior Jude Misko (Philadelphia, PA/Cherry Hill East) entered the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship having won every one of his competitions this season in the men’s hammer throw. Misko completed his perfect season here Saturday at North Carolina A&T State University by finishing first of 17 athletes to capture the Division III national title in the hammer. Misko’s winning throw of 60.48 meters came on his first throw, which proved to be enough to beat runner-up Jacob Bugella of Wisconsin-Stout, who recorded a 60.01-meter toss on his second throw. Misko becomes the second Rutgers-Camden individual to win a NCAA track championship and the third national track champion overall for the Scarlet Raptors. Tim VanLiew was the Division III national champion in the javelin in back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013. His title also makes him the 10th men’s outdoor... Read more →

Polish American Night Started 50 Years Ago, Now the Model for Inclusiveness

By Raymond Rolak Sports Editor It is a family affair for Wally and JoAnne Ozog. We are talking about the administration of the Polish American Heritage Night at Comerica Park. This year’s game is the 50th anniversary of the annual event and the opponent is the New York Yankees. Son Christopher acted as the Editor and Publisher of the commemorative program which is available for $25. The Polish Roman Catholic Union, a fraternal insurance and investment company headquartered in Chicago also supports the dance troupes that regularly entertain during pre-game activities of the event. It is an accomplishment at 104 pages. The first event was in 1971 and was the idea of Ed Browalski and Leon Zarski. Browalski was the Sports Editor of DZIENNIK-POLSKI in Detroit and was also the official scorer for the Detroit Tigers. First game festivities at old Tiger Stadium included dancers, music, floats, baseball players from... Read more →

Rutgers University–Camden film studies graduates accepted into prestigious film schools

TO THE POINT:CAMDEN – As Starla Blatcher sees it, film can capture the magic that is happening in real life, whether it stems from romance, ambition, death, or something that is completely intangible. “I love when I’m watching a movie and I feel my heart flutter,” says the graduating theater major with afilmmaking concentration, with minors in writing and digital studies at Rutgers University–Camden. “That’s how I want to make others feel in the stories that I tell.” For Audrey Johnson, film is one of the greatest visual learning tools, and to preserve and share it is to view history one frame at a time. “If I can just preserve one film that would make a difference to someone, or influences them artistically or developmentally in some way, I would have done my job; that’s really the goal,” says Johnson, a graduating history major and film studies minor at Rutgers... Read more →

Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts awarded Funding for “Portraits of Camden” Exhibit

CAMDEN – Camden’s cultural heritage will be celebrated – and viewers will be offered a deeper social understanding of the city – thanks to a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts award to the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts to support “Portraits of Camden.” The Stedman Gallery exhibition, which focuses on Camden residents’ strength and resilience through portraiture by contemporary artists, is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during a second round of the NEA’s 2021 Grants for Arts funding. “As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts reengage fully with partners and audiences,” says Ann Eilers, acting chair of the NEA. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic,... Read more →

Food Business Basics Virtual Workshop for Food Entrepreneurs

Food Business Basics Workshop Food Business Basics is a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn critical aspects of entering or growing their business in the prepared food and beverage industry. Attendees will be in front of movers and shakers working in the industry, who will give advice on how to create, commercialize, market, and sell in this competitive market. The Food Innovation Center at Rutgers is having a for early-stage entrepreneurs on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1 -2, 2021 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. This is a WEBEX virtual workshop. On day one, there will be an introduction to the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University, consumer trends, category overview, U.S. trademark search, brand strategy, tax benefits and breaks for the entrepreneur, packaging trends, and protecting your intellectual property. On day two, we’ll have presentations on product development to commercialization, sales strategy, food safety, developing your business plan, an entrepreneurial... Read more →

Rutgers Virtual 255th Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 2 p.m., Rutgers University will hold the 255th anniversary Commencement online to honor the 2021 graduates of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Watch Rutgers 255th Anniversary Commencement: About the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m. (Virtual University Commencement) An estimated 13,329 graduates will receive degrees, certificates and diplomas from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences this year. Award-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will address the graduates at the 255th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences on May 16, 2021. Trethewey will also receive an honorary doctor of letters degree. Scientist and politician, Rush D. Holt Jr., will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Laurie Garrett, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree, and comics... Read more →

Rutgers‒Camden nursing graduate persevered through family tragedy in Ecuador

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN — When Silvia Tenezaca encounters obstacles thrown her way, she conquers them with grace. She overcame a family tragedy and medical crisis, economic challenges, and a language barrier to complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Rutgers University‒Camden. To escape poverty and a dearth of jobs in Ecuador, Tenezaca came to the United States in 2002 at the age of 21 to join family members in Brooklyn. Working at a dry cleaning business, she improved her English language skills by speaking to people at her job and by watching TV. “My desire to attend college was stronger than any language barriers,” says Tenezaca, of Sicklerville. After moving to southern New Jersey, she was ready to attend college, but she was working to pay off a debt for a loan that she took to cover her costs to come to the United States. Then, a family tragedy... Read more →

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: Rowan Women's Team Take 3rd at NJAC Championship

SCATTERGOOD AND NOTARIANNI WIN CONFERENCE TITLES. MAHWAH, NJ – The Rowan women’s track & field team took third place at the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championships. The meet was held at Ramapo College. Olivia Scattergood claimed the NJAC championship in the hammer throw with 160’ 7” (48.96 m), which improved on her school record of 158’ 8” (48.37 m). Nicole Notarianni won the 100 meter hurdles in 14.66. She was also the top finisher (14.98) in the prelims. Scattergood finished sixth (111’ 3”, 33.92 m) in the discus. Notarianni was ninth (27.04) in the 200 meters. The 4x100 meter relay of Notarianni, Sophia Gresham, Amanthy Sosa Cacere and Promise Fadahunsi ran 50.73 and came in second. Kat Pedersen, Robin Collura, Sosa Cacere and Livvy Stocklin were on the third place 4x400 meter relay (4:16.02). Makayla Taylor came in second in the shot put with a distance of 41’ 6.5”... Read more →

Rowan Defeats Stockton, Advances to Semifinals Beginning May 14 in AC

Victor Cruz hit a three-run home run and Donald Zellman earned the win on the mound (photos provided) GLASSBORO, NJ - Victor Cruz hit a three-run home run and Donald Zellman earned the win on the mound as Rowan defeated Stockton, 6-1, in the deciding game of the NJAC Championship Tournament Quarterfinal series. The Profs (22-4) now advance to the semifinals and will host a best-of-3 series beginning on Friday, May 14 at Sandcastle Stadium in Atlantic City, facing the winner of the Montclair State-Kean series that finishes up on Sunday. There will be two games played on Friday in Atlantic City, beginning at noon, and if necessary, the third will be played on Saturday at 2 p.m. Cruz went 2-for-4 in the game with two runs scored and three RBI, while Jason Bobiak was 3-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and a double. Ryan Mostrangeli went 2-for-4 with a... Read more →

All-Virtual Exhibition of A New View Camden

CAMDEN – The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) is presenting an all-virtual exhibition of A New View – Camden – a Bloomberg Philanthropies-funded public art installation project that addresses illegal dumping in Camden – through Sunday, October 31. The material exhibition will open in the Stedman Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Complex on the Rutgers–Camden campus, in September. A New View – Camden – a collaboration between the RCCA, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, and the City of Camden – transforms six vacant lots formerly used for illegal dumping into community placemaking sites through engaging artwork installations, programming, and community events. The virtual “ANV-C” exhibition focuses on these site installations as well as two additional projects: a collection of “Camden is… Bright not Blight” photographs of city residents, and “PODS” – interactive, open spaces outlined with reclaimed materials such as lumber, machinery parts, I-beams, and square steel tubing – located... Read more →

College Baseball: Ryan Murphy Hits Two Home Runs to Lead Rowan Over TCNJ

EWING, NJ - Ryan Murphy (Reading, PA/Wilson) hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and Jared Marks drove in the go-ahead runs, to lead #17 Rowan to a 10-5 come-from-behind win at TCNJ in NJAC action today as the Profs improve to 13-3 and 11-1 in the conference. Murphy went 3-for-5 at the plate with five RBI and two runs scored, and now has a team-high six homers on the season. Rowan had to rally from a 5-1 deficit in the contest as TCNJ (5-12; 4-8) built up that advantage after three innings. The Profs started the comeback in the fourth as Murphy hit a solo homer and scored another in the fifth when Ryan McIsaac tripled to bring in Jared Marks, who had hit one of his two doubles. McIsaac had also given Rowan the quick 1-0 edge when he led off the game with a solo home... Read more →

Rutgers–Camden Ph.D. student leads Camden’s return to urban gardening roots

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY – Looking at the City of Camden, says Lew Bivona, its reputation as the community gardening epicenter of the Garden State, let alone the country, may not be outwardly obvious. However, explains the Rutgers University–Camden doctoral student, there was a time when the city may have actually held the unofficial title. He cites a 2010 report from the University of Pennsylvania that led its authors to suggest that Camden growers may have created more community gardens per person than any city in the United States. “The city’s rich legacy of gardening was built on maintaining cultural and historical ties,” says the Ph.D. student in public affairs. “Many gardeners had grandparents who were sharecroppers and much of the food produced was mutually shared among neighbors.” Fast forward 10 years later, says the Gloucester City resident, the rapidly aging gardener population has been greatly reduced and community... Read more →

Lynn M.Sanderson, age 64, of Gloucester City

On March 30, 2021. Age 64 of Cherry Hill, NJ. Born in Hudson, NY, she is the daughter of the late Andy and Mary (DuPont) Rehder. Lynn is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Lloyd; son, Christopher Sanderson; grandchildren, Livia, Sanderson and Jenna Lloyd. Lynn worked at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ as a registered nurse. Funeral Services will be celebrated privately at the family’s convenience. There will be no visitation. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Lynn M. Sanderson. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Rutgers Board of Trustees Elects 2021-2022 Officers

Tilak Lal named chair, Alan M. Crosta, Jr. and Nimesh S. Jhaveri co-vice chairs. Jose Piazza to serve on Board of Governors. Tilak Lal has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees. The senior vice president and co-head of investment risk management at Franklin Templeton Investments has served as co-vice chair of the Board of Trustees. A Half Moon Bay, Calif., resident and a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia Business School, Lal serves as an alumnus trustee through 2023. Lal has served on the governing boards’ Joint Committee on Investments for ten years, and as committee chair for the last eight. Alan M. Crosta Jr., the immediate past chair of anesthesiology at Morristown Medical Center, will serve as co-vice chair. A Randolph, N.J., resident, Rutgers graduate and alumnus of the former University of... Read more →

Rutgers University Foundation Board to Eliminate “Overseers’’ From Its Name

Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University Rutgers University Foundation’s governing board announced plans today to change its name to the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Directors, eliminating the term “overseers,” a change that comes amid growing nationwide consensus around the abandonment of language that historically has connoted racial inequities. Since the foundation’s 1973 establishment, its board has been known as the Board of Overseers. Rutgers University Foundation is the nonprofit fundraising affiliate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway supports the move. “I welcome the Rutgers University Foundation board’s decision to choose a name that better represents them and the work they do so well for the university.” “I want to congratulate the board on moving so decisively on this matter,” said Nevin Kessler, Rutgers University Foundation president. “It reflects well on the university and on the commitment of the membership to create a board where all... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: LEAP Academy High School Senior Maya Goodwin, Clinches 1,000 Points

CAMDEN PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL CELEBRATES STUDENT-ATHLETE WHO HITS HISTORIC SPORTS MILESTONE DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (CAMDEN CITY ) – Yesterday, LEAP Academy University Charter School, a high-performing public charter school in Camden, hosted a special celebration with students and faculty to recognize a standout student-athlete who just reached a 1,000-point milestone in her high school varsity basketball career, in spite of the obstacles created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maya Goodwin and Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D, Board Chair of the LEAP Academy The celebration marked the significant achievement as well as Goodwin’s broader accomplishments athletically and academically in a historically challenging time. Maya Goodwin, a high school senior at LEAP, became just the third student in the school’s history to achieve this milestone earlier this month during a condensed season due to the pandemic. Goodwin, a two-sport athlete who also plays softball, is also due to become the first athlete in the... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Know Your Trout

Do You Know Your Trout? How well do you know your trout? This is an important question we have been asking anglers like you. Maryland waters are home to one native trout species: brook trout. Mostly found in the streams and rivers of Western Maryland, the presence of brook trout indicates that a stream is healthy. While fishing for brook trout is allowed, the department is trying to protect this species with rules limiting take of these fish. Each year, the Department of Natural Resources stocks golden, rainbow, and brown trout for fishing. It is important that anglers know how to tell these species apart. Test your trout ID skills here! And check out our new pocket guide to learn how to identify Maryland's trout species. Spring Trout Stocking Spring means trout stocking! Our hatchery teams have been busy stocking tens of thousands of brown, golden, and rainbow trout. These... Read more →

TO THE POINT:  Rutgers–Camden Filmmaking and theater students join forces

For virtual production of “Anything Goes.” CAMDEN CITY– While most theater is shut down due to the pandemic, Rutgers University–Camdenstudents in the theater and filmmaking programs are collaborating to present a virtual production of “Anything Goes.” The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will stream the 1934 Cole Porter musical from Thursday, April 22 to Sunday, April 25. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for seniors; and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and can be purchased at Patrons will be sent an access link to view the production any time through 11:45 p.m. April 25. “Anything Goes” is a rollicking shipboard romantic comedy with a sparkling score featuring classic tunes such as “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top.” The music and lyrics are by Porter, and the original book is by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.... Read more →


Rowan’s Men’s Track & Field Will Rely On Depth For Another Conference Title

GLASSBORO, NJ (March 26, 2021)- This season, the Rowan University men’s outdoor track & field team will compete for its sixth straight New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship. The Profs will also look to take the All-Atlantic Region title and they expect multiple qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Championships. The defending conference champs didn’t get the opportunity to compete last year due to COVID, so they plan on making up for lost time. Head coach Dustin Dimit is excited to be able to compete again. Dimit’s goals for this season are not very surprising. “This team has 16 returning guys who have been to the NCAA Championships and 14 who have earned All-America status in the past,” Dimit says. “So, we are looking to win the NJAC Championship and challenge for a NCAA title.” One of the Profs leading the way this season is senior Julian Pratt, who is... Read more →

IN THE FALL: Rutgers to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Students

The university will require all students to be vaccinated before arriving on campus in the fall March 25, 2021 – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted university leaders to adjust the vaccine requirements for the fall semester. “We are committed to health and safety for all members of our community, and adding COVID-19 vaccination to our student immunization requirements will help provide a safer and more robust college experience for our students,” said Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway. Students may request an exemption from vaccination for medical or religious reasons. Students enrolled in fully remote online degree programs and individuals participating in online-only continuing education programs will not be required to be vaccinated. “Since the... Read more →

Penn State Abington Edges Out Rowan 9-8

JENKINTOWN, PA - Penn State Abington rallied to edge 11th-ranked Rowan, 9-8, in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday afternoon, ruining 3-for-4 efforts from the plate by the Profs' Alex Kokos and Ryan McIsaac. Kokos went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI while McIsaac was 3-for-4 with two runs. Trip McCaffrey was 2-for-5 on the day with an RBI and run scored with Ryan Murphy going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Rowan jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to an RBI single from McCaffrey and runs scored by McIsaac and Nick Schooley. The Profs added another run in the fourth on a solo home run by Murphy, his third round-tripper in four games. PSU overtook the Profs with a six-run fifth inning, in which the Nittany Lions pounded six hits. The Profs answered back with two runs in the sixth to tie the... Read more →

Rutgers to Host Sixth Giving Day on March 24

Giving Day will be virtual this year, but its impacts will not be When the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday, March 24, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university will unite to help Rutgers help the world. Giving Day, an annual 24-hour event organized by Rutgers University Foundation, encourages Rutgers community members from around the world to contribute to the Rutgers schools and programs most meaningful to them. It helps fund life-saving research, emergency student aid, on-campus programs, global teaching and service and more. This year’s Giving Day, Rutgers’ sixth, occurs at a time when philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism take on heightened importance at the university, which has led nationally in the fight against COVID-19 and provided millions of dollars in emergency support to students adversely affected by the pandemic. On Rutgers Giving Day, participants can: Make a tax-deductible gift to their favorite Rutgers area at Spread... Read more →

Rowan Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Salisbury

SALISBURY, MD - The 9th-ranked Rowan baseball team split a doubleheader with #7 Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, dropping the first game, 4-3, but coming back to win the second, 6-2. In the second game, Alex Kokos went 3-for-5 with three RBI while Ryan Murphy was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Ryan McIsaac was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Jason Bobiak went 2-for-4 as Rowan handed Salisbury (3-1) its first loss of the year. Bobiak got the Profs started with a two-run single in the third and Rowan (2-1) went up 3-0 in the fifth when Kokos drove in McIsaac with a single. Salisbury got one run in the fifth but Rowan answered with another in the seventh when a double by Kokos scored Nick Schooley. Salisbury scored one run in the seventh but the Profs added a run each in the eighth and ninth innings to close... Read more →

Community College Partnerships Key to Four-year Institutional Success

“I don’t understand, for the life of me, why more four-year institutions are not partnering with community colleges,” said Rowan University President Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D. Maybe, it’s because breaking tradition requires a lot of work, trust and new ways of thinking. A bold idea The pandemic has only intensified enrollment declines, further demonstrating the need for institutions of higher education to think strategically and plan for the future in order to survive. Rowan University is setting the example through hard-won partnerships with two community colleges, giving students more pathways toward a bachelor’s degree at a significant cost savings. Three separate institutions—and the singular decision to share Rowan’s name—break down the barriers between the traditional four-year institution and the county or community college. By working together, they are forging new opportunities for students, particularly those who are from traditionally underserved communities or the first in their families to pursue a... Read more →

CNB SPORTS: 20 Rowan Field Hockey Players Selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad

Dayna DeVincentz received her fourth straight honor BROCKPORT, NY – The Rowan University field hockey team had 20 players named to the 2020 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad. This year, there were 2,050 student-athletes from more than 140 Division III schools that earned the recognition. The program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Back Dayna DeVincentz received her fourth straight honor. The senior from Flemington is majoring in mathematics. She is joined by backs Lauren Cooper, Mackenzie Dakin, Melissa Donaldson and Kylie Taylor. Goalies Abby Hainsworth and Aida Ingram were members of the academic team. The players also included midfielders Kristiina Castagnola, Madison DuBois, Molly Gorczyca, Victoria Harper, Rachel Stone, Kyle Sutton and Sydney Wright. The forwards selected were Olivia Elwell, Bridget Guinan and Sarita Marshall. The honorees consisted... Read more →

Rowan University College of Performing Arts Present Phillipa Soo Livestream Concert April 16

The April 16 Performance Will Benefit State-Wide Arts Recovery GLASSBORO, NJ: Rowan University’s College of Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Phillipa Soo, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Hamilton,for a special livestream performance on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST, headlining the 2021 Marie Rader Presenting Series season. She will be joined by her Musical Director and collaborator, Or Matias. The engagement will include an exclusive VIP Q&A opportunity and a Masterclass for Rowan students. A large portion of the ticket sales from the 8:00 PM performance will be passed on to the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund, formed to provide relief to a sector devastated by the pandemic. Additional promotional support is being provided by arts advocacy partners at ArtPrideNJ. Tickets are on sale now. Phillipa Soo is best known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in Broadway’s critically acclaimed Hamilton, garnering her... Read more →

TO THE POINT: Rutgers–Camden graphic design major leans on lessons learned... design a logo for New Jersey Innocence Project CAMDEN CITY NJ – The New Jersey Innocence Project recently unveiled a new logo, featuring two hands reaching out over an outline of the Garden State. It is a simple, yet powerful image meant to draw attention to the plight of wrongfully convicted persons in New Jersey, as well as the importance for others to join in this critical effort, explains its creator Emiliano Alquezada. “Sometimes, we as humans need a little help to experience a better life,” says the senior graphic design major at Rutgers University–Camden. “But with a little determination and hard work, we can give people a new opportunity.” A little help. Hard work. A new opportunity. To the Millville resident and Bridgeton native, the words are more than just window dressing meant to put the final touches on a well-appointed design. Rather, they represent time-honored lessons that... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Gabrielle Byrnes Makes Fall 2020 Dean's List at Adelphi University in New York GARDEN CITY, NY (03/03/2021)-- Gabrielle Byrnes of Voorhees, NJ, has been named to Adelphi University's fall 2020 Dean's List. Byrnes was among a select group of outstanding students recognized by Adelphi's deans of Arts and Sciences, Education and Health Science, Business, Nursing and Public Health, Social Work and Psychology for superior academic performance. The list comprises full-time students-registered for 12 or more credits-who have completed at least nine graded credits and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above for the semester. This recognition becomes part of the student's academic record and is entered into the individual's transcript. Alyssa Donato of Cedarville Named to 2021 Kutztown University Softball Team KUTZTOWN, PA (03/03/2021)-- Kutztown University will have 21 student-athletes representing its softball program for the 2021 season, including Alyssa Donato of Cedarville, NJ (08311). Read the full season preview.... Read more →

Rutgers Confronts Ties to Slavery With New Historical Markers

President Jonathan Holloway announces plaques will be installed at four New Brunswick locations this spring Rutgers is taking new steps to acknowledge its connection to slavery and racial injustice with the creation of four additional historical markers that tell the story of its early benefactors whose families made their fortunes through the slave economy. The markers shed new light on some of the most prominent names memorialized on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, including the university’s first president, Jacob Rusten Hardenbergh, and New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston. “These markers are an invitation for us to talk about the complicated legacies of namesakes and the complicated ways in which blood money from slavery is woven into old institutions like Rutgers,” Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said at the Board of Governors meeting today. “They are a result of the excellent research shared in the Scarlet and Black volumes that acknowledge our own... Read more →

How to Find Professional Essay Writers for Your College Paper

College papers are frequent, versatile, and most of the time - highly demanding. Before you get to college, you have this idea that it will all be parties and hanging out with friends. People keep telling you that this will be ‘’the best time of your life’’ Soon after you enroll, you’ll realize that time is a luxury in college. Many students can’t even find the time to think of parties and social life, not to mention take part in it. However, as the number of assignments and obligations for students grew, so did the demand for college paper writers. As a result, the Internet started filling with college paper writing services. Right now, almost every college student in the world uses academic assistance. Some do this regularly while others do it every now and then. What is a Professional Writer Service? A professional writing service is a company that... Read more →

Reflections on Black History

Members of the Rutgers community share their thoughts on the past, present, and future This year we mark Black History Month during an ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color, a racial reckoning and continued deep division in the country. But despite these incredibly challenges moments, we are also in a time of great change. In the first month of the year, we welcomed a new federal administration and watched as the first woman, and woman of color, was sworn in as vice-president of the United States in a historic barrier-breaking moment. At this time of hope and need for justice and healing, we asked faculty from across Rutgers to share their reflections, add context to this moment in history and help chart a course for a better future. Knowing Our History Jonathan Holloway President and University Professor The world changed in the... Read more →

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Seeks Emergency Use for COVID-19 Vaccine

RELATED: Getting An Appointment For The COVID -19 Vaccination Wasn't Easy Rutgers was second-largest site for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinical trial 4-Feb-2021 9:05 PM EST, by Rutgers University-New Brunswick Newswise — Rutgers was the second-largest Phase 3 clinical research trial site for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, which applied for emergency use authorization today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The site, based at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, enrolled 840 participants from the university community and throughout New Jersey. The results of the trial, conducted in eight countries across three continents, were released last week. The vaccine was found to be 85 percent effective in preventing severe disease and demonstrated complete protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization as of 28 days. It was also found to be 72 percent effective in the United States and 66 percent effective overall – including in areas with an emerging viral... Read more →

Virtual theater comes to Rutgers–Camden with “She Kills Monsters”  

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY, NJ (February 1, 2021)--– Theaters may be closed, but for Rutgers University–Camden theater students, the show must go on. The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will present “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” by Qui Nguyen, for three online performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 to Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and can be purchased Patrons will be sent an access link that becomes active a half-hour prior to showtime for the show purchased. “She Kills Monsters” is a comic adventure into an imaginary realm of demon queens and lords of the underworld. Agnes, an average cheerleader, is thrown into the world of cosplay and Dungeons and Dragons as she searches for her lost sister. This version of the play, specifically adapted for virtual performance, is full of visual inventiveness... Read more →

Rutgers University–Camden Receives $233,066 for Climate Change Research

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that Rutgers University–Camden will receive $233,066 in federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research into the effects of climate change on ecological diversity. files “Climate change is a serious threat to our communities, with devastating consequences both globally and here in South Jersey,” said Congressman Norcross. “The work being done at Rutgers–Camden is critical to deepening our understanding of how changing temperatures are affecting ecological systems around the world. This funding will advance the vital research being conducted right here to ensure a safe and healthy environment for generations to come.” Specifically, Rutgers–Camden will receive: $233,066 to the Biology Department and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology for their project under Principal Investigator Angelica Gonzalez, titled “CAREER: Integrating Neoecological and Paleoecological Approaches to Exploring the Effects of Climate Change on Arthropod Diversity and Community Structure."... Read more →

ROWAN UNIVERSITY SPORTS: From Runner To Runway, Meet Rowan's Kevin Lauer

Kevin Lauer is a cross country/track runner at Rowan University by Joe Nicolo '22 GLASSBORO, NJ - Kevin Lauer is a cross country/track runner at Rowan University and he has quite an interesting resume. He is majoring in Elementary Education and flying past his competition on the track. Along with his endeavors, Lauer is actively working to become a pilot. Lauer has proven himself to be first-class in all aspects of life. He separates himself from his peers in the classroom and on the track. During the 2019-20 indoor season, he was chosen to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team. Lauer was named a Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction and was selected to the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. He received New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Academic honorable mention. On the track, he was awarded All-America honors as a member of the distance medley relay that... Read more →

Rutgers–Camden student’s research could have an impact in saving lives and the planet

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 21, 2021)--— Karleena Rybacki chose Rutgers University–Camden to pursue a degree in the sciences. However, it wasn’t until she took advantage of Rutgers–Camden’s commitment for undergraduate students to conduct original research alongside faculty mentors that she realized her career potential as a researcher. The Rutgers‒Camden senior is conducting research on biomaterials that could be used in things like human and animal tissue engineering, filtering heavy metals from the environment, and manufacturing natural-based electrolyte batteries. In Rybacki’s research, she conducts computational work analyzing the intermolecular interactions and the morphological properties of the polysaccharide cellulose. “I am using molecular dynamic simulations to model the polysaccharide on the atomic scale,” Rybacki explains. “This can help to give insight into the morphology of the system under different conditions, to better understand its role and functions in biomaterial research.” “I love working alongside fellow undergraduates, and master’s- and... Read more →

10 Ways to Write a Perfect Essay

by Henry Mcdowel There may not be such a thing as “perfect,” but in the essay writing world, a student can get pretty close if he has a solid plan for crafting one and is willing to put in the time and effort. Most students have learned the step-by-step process for crafting an essay: Pick a topic that meets the requirements of the instructor for both breadth and depth. Conduct appropriate research or engage in some critical brainstorming to identify the elements that should be included. Formulate a thesis statement that will guide all that you plan to include. Organize that research or brainstorming effort into the several important points. Put them into a sequence that is logical through some type of outline or graphic organizer. Write a rough draft based upon that outline/organizer. Review, edit, and proofread that draft until it is free of any errors of structure, flow,... Read more →

Clinical trial will test combination monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple), isolated from a patient sampleNIAID A Phase 2/3 clinical trial has begun to evaluate a combination investigational monoclonal antibody therapy for its safety and efficacy in people who have mild or moderate COVID-19. The two experimental antibodies, BRII-196 and BRII-198, target SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The trial, known as ACTIV-2, is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIH’s Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) program is a public-private partnership to develop a coordinated research strategy for speeding development of the most promising treatments and vaccine candidates. ACTIV-2 is a master protocol designed for evaluating multiple investigational agents compared to placebo in adults with mild-to-moderate COVID-19. The trial, led by the NIAID-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and supported by... Read more →

You May Be Eligible for Free College Tuition

You read that correctly – your next step toward a college degree could be completely free with relaxed financial guidelines and expanded eligibility! Camden County College is one of 18 colleges in New Jersey offering qualified students free tuition through the Community College Opportunity Grant for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. 1889 Rt. 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2013 To see if you qualify, call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4565 today to speak to an Admissions Navigator or visit There's still time for students to enroll for Spring 2021 sessions starting January 11th, 20th, 25th, February 3rd and March 22nd! Read more →

$1.3 Million Gift for Rutgers’ Miller Center

Funds will support the center’s innovative national and international work on protecting vulnerable populations Rutgers’ Miller Center staff, Paul Miller and members of his family gather at the opening on October 18, 2019. New Brunswick, N.J. (December 23, 2020) — Rutgers’ Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience announced a $1.3 million gift that will support the center’s research and programming geared toward serving and securing vulnerable communities by improving relations with police. The gift will be made by Paul S. Miller, the center’s founding donor and a longtime supporter of Rutgers University; with this gift, Miller’s donations to Rutgers approach $5 million. “Protection of our most vulnerable populations has been one of the great challenges of this nation throughout its history,” said Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway. “Offering this safeguard is essential to the health of our society, and critical to the mission of Rutgers as an institution of... Read more →

Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame

Rescheduled for October 24, 2021 GLASSBORO, NJ - The induction ceremony for the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 24, 2021, to run in conjunction with the University's 2021 Homecoming Weekend. files The Class of 2021 is comprised of: John Bunting – Football Coach (1988-92); Mary Marino – Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach (1987-97; 1988-97 and 1999-07); Moriah Holmstrom – Field Hockey (1997-00); Tiffany Miller – Softball (1994-97); Bob Pfeffer – Baseball (1975-78); Mike Rucci – Baseball (2002-05); and Rob Scott – Men's Basketball (1994-98). Details and ticket information for the afternoon ceremony will be released at a later date. INDUCTEE BIOGRAPHIES John Bunting guided the Glassboro State/Rowan football team from 1988 to 1992, compiling a 38-14-2 record in five seasons. He led the Profs to consecutive berths in the NCAA Playoffs, with the 1992 team posting... Read more →