News Releases: September 2007
Georgian Court to Honor Students at 43rd Convocation Ceremony

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 28, 2007—On Friday, October 19, Georgian Court University will celebrate the decades-old tradition of Convocation, featuring a procession of faculty in full colors and academic regalia, to honor those students who have excelled academically over the previous year.

Georgian Court University Establishes the Bishop John Smith Scholarship

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 26, 2007—Sister Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., president of Georgian Court University, announced that the university was establishing a scholarship named in honor of Bishop John Smith on his 10th anniversary as bishop of the Diocese of Trenton. Bishop Smith was on campus Monday to celebrate Mercy Day Mass for the Sisters of Mercy who sponsor Georgian Court University.  The announcement was made in a luncheon after Mass, which the bishop attended.

Georgian Court Joins National Initiative to Offer Additional Source for College Search Information

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 25, 2007—Georgian Court University will be one of hundreds of private colleges and universities who share information on a new national Web site:, which goes live September 26, 2007, at noon.

Georgian Court Offers Fall Open Houses for Prospective Students

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 24, 2007—Georgian Court University opens its doors to prospective undergraduate and graduate students and their guests to learn about all Georgian Court University has to offer at Open Houses on Sunday, October 14, and Sunday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. in the Casino building on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Attendees are also welcome to celebrate Mass in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel at noon.

Georgian Court University Offers Seasonal Music Selections

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 21, 2007—Music lovers have something to look forward to this fall at Georgian Court University. The GCU Department of Music will begin their season on Sunday, October 14, with a Faculty Recital in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel at 7:00 p.m.

Criminal Justice Veteran to Speak on Gang Violence at Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 20, 2007—Georgian Court University will sponsor an evening seminar entitled “Gangs of New Jersey: Why Do We Have Them and What Are They Doing?” on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. The seminar is part of an ongoing effort by Georgian Court to educate communities and law enforcement personnel about gangs and their effect on New Jersey communities.

Newcombe Foundation Gives Scholarship to Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 19, 2007—Georgian Court University has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation that will benefit nontraditional-age women students at the university.

Georgian Court University Appoints New Board Member

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 13, 2007—When Deirdre Mullan, RSM, Ph.D., was a girl in Derry, in the north of Ireland, she witnessed the ravages of war and military conflict firsthand during the three decades of conflict between Protestants and Catholics in what was euphemistically called “the Troubles.”

Georgian Court University Introduces Three New Majors

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 13, 2007—Georgian Court University has approved three new bachelor’s degree programs to add to the liberal arts university’s growing curricula. Beginning this fall, students will see a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Wellness & Sports among course offerings. In the fall of 2008, the university will add a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management.

GCU’s University College Kicks Off Graduate Program for Business at JCP&L in Red Bank

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 13, 2007—On Tuesday, September 11, Georgian Court University’s University College conducted an orientation and partnership meeting with Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) in the Casino Ballroom of the Lakewood campus. JCP&L employees attended this event to kick off the 54-credit M.B.A. program being offered on-site at JCP&L’s Red Bank offices.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Comes to Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 12, 2007—Georgian Court University will honor the rich contributions of the Hispanic community to the university’s academics, culture, and student life. The Hispanic Heritage Celebration, hosted by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), will take place on Tuesday, October 2, at 8:00 p.m. at the university’s Casino building on the Lakewood campus. The event is being held as part of the university’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15.

Georgian Court to Host “Common Ground” Art Exhibit

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 12, 2007—Georgian Court University’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery will present an art exhibit entitled “Jospe and Burton Common Ground—Ceramics and Drawing” from October 1 to October 26, 2007. The show will feature diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional works representing seashells and other natural elements of our earth.

GCU Professor Pays Tribute to WTC with Classical Guitar Tracks

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 6, 2007—For twenty-five years, Patrick Appello entertained audiences at the famed Windows on the World restaurant in New York’s World Trade Center. Now, six years after the collapse of the Twin Towers, Mr. Appello is paying tribute to the building, the people, and the unique musical upbringing it gave him with the release of his new CD, Reflections.

Rwandan Holocaust Survivor and Author to Speak at Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 5, 2007—Author and Rwandan holocaust survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza will speak at Georgian Court University in Lakewood on Thursday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the university’s historic Casino building. Ms. Ilibagiza is the author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, and will discuss her survival of the 1994 genocide in her African homeland. Her memoir recalls the three bloody months of war between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes in Rwanda.

Living in Grace: GCU to Host Holocaust Survivor and Author Fred Spiegel

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 5, 2007—Georgian Court University will host Fred Spiegel, Holocaust survivor and author of Once the Acacias Bloomed: Memories of a Childhood Lost, on Tuesday, September 25, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Mr. Spiegel will discuss his book and the Holocaust from his firsthand experiences as a child imprisoned in German concentration camps.  

How to Stay Motivated on the Deck of the Titanic

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 5, 2007—Have you ever felt like you are on a sinking ship with no control over the future? You’re not alone, says Norm Bossio, author of “How to Stay Motivated on the Deck of the Titanic.” Mr. Bossio will address Georgian Court University’s WILD (Women in Leadership Development) students on Friday, September 21, and explain what each person can do to lift those sinking feelings. (This event is not open to the public.)

Share Your Ideals and Ensure Your Legacy at Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., Sep. 4, 2007—Georgian Court University’s planned giving program allows donors to share their ideals and build a legacy that will last for generations to come. In a planned giving workshop called “Sharing Your Ideals with the Next Generation,” Robert C. Novy, Esq., of Novy & Associates, LLC, Counselors at Law of Manchester, New Jersey, and Tom Neral ’94, CPA, CPA Shareholder of Neral & Company of Wall Township, New Jersey, will facilitate sessions and share their expertise about how donors can include Georgian Court in their estate plans.

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