When Claire Gallagher, Ed.D., looks at a classroom, she sees more than desks and chairs. As an architect and an educator, Georgian Court University professor of education sees an opportunity to help more students learn.
Georgian Court University welcomed new students and honored student and faculty achievements at Convocation 2017, a celebration of academic excellence that officially marked the start of the 2017–2018 academic year. More than 1,000 students, faculty, administration, staff, and parents filled the chairs and bleachers of the Wellness Center on a sunny afternoon on August 31 for the ceremony.
Emily Donovan, a modern-expressionist artist who earned a fine arts degree from Georgian Court University in 2015, will debut a watercolor and ink exhibit entitled “Sacred Creature” at GCU’s M. Christina Geis Art Gallery from September 6-October 5.
Convocation, which marks a “calling together” of the Georgian Court University community to formally begin the new academic year, takes place Thursday, August 31 at 2:15 p.m. in GCU’s Wellness Center. The annual ceremony opens the academic year, recognizes student achievement and student leaders, and welcomes first-year students as academic members of the GCU community. The event is free and open to the public, including parents and friends.
Georgian Court University is the new academic home for the working adult online students from Marygrove College in Michigan, beginning October 2017. The new business and criminal justice programs are one example of how Georgian Court is meeting the needs of adult online students.
On stage and behind the scenes, there is plenty for dancers to learn as Georgian Court University presents three Dance Master Classes this fall.
Georgian Court’s Summer Dance Intensive is led by Erin Bonczek, B.F.A. and Silvana Cardell, M.F.A. Held in GCU’s cutting-edge Wellness Center dance studios July 17-21, students take classes in Pilates, ballet, modern dance, improvisation, repertory and choreography. A public performance wraps up the week of immersive instruction.
Richard Rohr, OFM, globally recognized ecumenical teacher, author, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the speaker for the Georgian Court University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The undergraduate GCU Class of 2017 became the first fully coeducational class to graduate.
Student and faculty contributors read their poetry and discussed the inspiration for their words and artistry at a release party for the Spring 2017 issue of Fountain Spray, GCU’s student arts and literary magazine.
The vibrancy of the Religious Studies and Theology Department at Georgian Court University emerged clearly at a sunset ceremony in the Dorothy Marron University Chapel. The April 20 event marked a time to celebrate the hard work of students and faculty alike.