On Saturday, April 21, Georgian Court University will host Restart the Arts Festival, a charity arts festival, in the Casino building on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. The all-day festival will showcase how powerful art can be in all forms.
Georgian Court University students at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC. In the nation’s capital alone, the March 24 event drew upward of 500,000 advocates for gun safety and stricter gun laws. GCU associate professor Brunella Bowditch, Ph.D., and GCU Dean of Students Amani Jennings helped organize the experience, one of many ways the university’s acts on its commitment to social justice. Earlier in the academic year, Dr. Bowditch spent a week along the U.S.-Mexico border to meet leaders who advocate for refugees, and to better understand the intersection of immigration, poverty, violence, and politics. Similarly, the March for Our Lives gave GCU students a chance to witness the power of advocacy for themselves.
Civil rights icon Ernest Green, who recently spoke at Georgian Court University, was one of nine black students, later known as the “Little Rock Nine,” to integrate Central High School following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the civil rights case that declared segregation illegal. His parents instilled in him confidence and self-respect, which helped him to become a leader among his peers and a civil rights advocate.
Students at Georgian Court University are being asked to step away from their digital devices during the university’s Digital Detox, set for Sunday, March 18, through Thursday, March 22. Participants are expected to reconnect with each other in real life and be present in ways that don’t involve hashtags or photo filters.
Nearly 80 GCU students, faculty, and staff participated in the National School Walkout by joining together in a prayer service and candlelight vigil at the Peace Pole. The community prayed in silence for 17 minutes as campus chapel bells chimed in the background.
Ernest Green was one of nine black students, later known as the “Little Rock Nine,” to integrate Central High School following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the civil rights case that declared school segregation illegal. His parents instilled in him confidence and self-respect, which helped him to become a leader among his peers and a civil rights advocate. He later received a B.S. in Social Science and an M.A. in Sociology from Michigan State University. He also received honorary doctorates from Michigan State University, Tougaloo College, and Central State University.
Georgian Court celebrated TRIO Week—a week of advocacy, inspiration, and service—to raise awareness about the importance of educational equity.
Georgian Court University is one of about 100 colleges nationwide that recently made Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. The program identifies top four-year colleges and universities for creating a dynamic pathway to support transfer students.
Georgian Court University will participate in the national Day of Mourning with a March 1 vigil at the Dorothy Marron University Chapel located on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus. The 6 p.m. event, includes prayer and a reading of the names of victims murdered by family members.
The day before the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Frank DeAngelis, the retired principal of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, came to Georgian Court and gave an emotional account of the long-term aftermath of the Columbine tragedy and the rebuilding of the community.