News Releases: November 2007
GCU’s University College Announces Partnership with Lakewood Chamber of Commerce

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 30, 2007—On Tuesday, November 20, Georgian Court University (GCU) and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce (LCC) signed a partnership agreement. Under the agreement, businesses that belong to LCC will provide internship opportunities for GCU students. Employees of those businesses may also be able to take classes on the GCU Lakewood campus or on site at their place of business if there is demand. Further, the LCC will work with GCU to increase participation in multiple events, committees, and other LCC initiatives for mutual benefit.

GCU’s University College Announces Partnership with the CEO Group

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 30, 2007—On Thursday, November 15, Georgian Court University and the CEO Group of Vineland signed a partnership agreement. This supplements the already existing partnership between GCU and Cumberland County College. Under the terms of the agreement, GCU will work with the CEO Group to sponsor a business club at Cumberland County College (CCC); member businesses of the CEO Group will offer internships to GCU at Cumberland Accelerated MBA students; and employees of member businesses may take MBA classes at CCC or on their work sites if the demand is sufficient.

Georgian Court Launches Online Alcohol Awareness Program

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 30, 2007—In an effort to spread alcohol awareness among campus residents and prevent underage drinking, Georgian Court University launched an online alcohol education program during the Fall 2007 semester. The three-hour course is mandatory for all students, but can be taken at the student’s own pace, over a longer period of time.

Georgian Court University to Host Conference on East Asia

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 26, 2007—Georgian Court University will host the 2007 Inaugural East Asian Conference on Friday, December 14, from 4:30 to 9:15 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Presenters and participants from around the globe will take part in the event, which will be linked via audio and videoconferencing to sites in Hong Kong, Singapore, and China.

Georgian Court Senior Fulfilling Dream to Change the World

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 26, 2007—Twenty-three-year-old Georgian Court University senior Michanya Rickets is living her dream to affect lasting change in the world—specifically, area children.

Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea Rings in the Season at GCU

Lakewood, N.J., November 16, 2007—Get in the holiday spirit with the delightful sounds of the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea, conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson, at Georgian Court University. The Eighth Annual Christmas at The Court concert will take place on Sunday, December 9, at 1:00 p.m.

Georgian Court to Rediscover the Life of Flemish Master Rubens

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 16, 2007—Prolific and controversial, the brush of artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) is considered the sword of the Counter-Reformation, loaded with movement, color, and sensuality. Relive the passion of this Flemish master, who was supported by the Medicis and knighted by both Philip IV of Spain and Charles I of England, on Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. as part of Georgian Court University’s Adventures for the Mind and Palate series.

National Players to Perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at GCU

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 15, 2007—Named after the twelfth night of the holiday season, Twelfth Night (or, What You Will) was first performed in 1602 at the end of the long winter’s feast. Yet another of William Shakespeare’s comedies based on mistaken identity, it is the story of shipwrecked Viola, who masquerades as a man, and Olivia, who falls in love with “him,” and all the confusion that ensues. Join Georgian Court University for this hilarious comedy at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, in the Casino Auditorium on the Lakewood campus.

Georgian Court University to Host Exhibit of Metallic Arts

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 12, 2007—While aluminum may be the world’s most widely used metal, it’s not often that the shiny silver substance is seen in art shows. That’s about to change as Georgian Court University’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery will host “Life Cycles,” an exhibit of the works of Manasquan-based artist Jean Johnson from December 3 to 21. A veteran artist with more than 20 years of gallery exhibits to her credit, Ms. Johnson creates painted, sculptural wall reliefs on aluminum plate.

Investors Savings Bank Donates $110,000 for New Georgian Court Soccer Field

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 2, 2007—Recently representatives from Investors Savings Bank came to the historic Georgian Court University campus to present university president Rosemary Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., with a donation of $110,000 for the new Investors Savings Bank Soccer Field. The field is part of the new Georgian Court University Wellness Center Complex, which is currently under construction and slated for a grand opening next fall.

Study Suggests Dual Enrollment Programs Help High School Students Excel

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 2, 2007—High school students who take college courses are more likely to graduate from high school and do better in their college studies, says a new University of Minnesota study entitled, "The Postsecondary Achievement of Participants in Dual Enrollment: An Analysis of Student Outcomes in Two States." Georgian Court University’s dual enrollment Step Ahead program offers high-achieving high school students in Monmouth and Ocean Counties—those with a high school average of 82 or a B or higher—the opportunity to receive these benefits.

GCU President Makes “Climate Neutral” Campus Commitment

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 1, 2007—Georgian Court University President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., committed this week to sharply reducing and eventually eliminating all of the university’s global warming emissions, and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.

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