Georgian Court University will host its inaugural statewide Servant Leadership Summit on Friday, January 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Casino Auditorium on its Lakewood campus. The gathering is the first in a planned series of annual events tied to the national observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Georgian Court alumna Pat Heanue, a member of the class of 1968, recently donated $50,000 to the university to benefit the Apollo Fountain, one of GCU’s most recognizable campus icons.
Maestro Anthony LaGruth, a conductor recognized for his rapport with audiences, will present a mix of contemporary and classical pieces, along with some holiday standards during a musical brunch on New Year’s Day at Georgian Court University. The music will be accompanied by a hearty brunch buffet of pasta, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, fresh fruits, breakfast pastries, and beverages.
Dash into the holiday spirit with merry music performed by the Georgian Court University Community Chorale. Under the direction of Karen Mulhall, this diverse group of men and women of all ages will perform a wide variety of classical, traditional, and popular seasonal favorites.
Connecting with students is a daily priority for teachers who learn their craft in the GCU School of Education. This is increasingly important as educators must comply with dramatic changes in public policy, assessment, school funding, special education, and other issues.
Stacey Spina, M.S.W., L.S.W., is sharing the story of her father, a POW during World War II, and her family’s journey to better understand what it meant to be a prisoner of war. Ms. Spina, a supervisor at Georgian Court University’s Mary Joseph Cunningham Library, will present “Marching in My Father’s Footsteps: Visiting the Site of Capture.”
Respected scholar, educator and researcher Catherine N. Duckett, Ph.D., will address the question, “Is Climate Change an Emergency?” as she talks about its effect on biodiversity and on people. Her lecture takes place Tuesday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m. in the North Dining Room at Georgian Court University.
On Thursday, October 18, Georgian Court graduate Patricia Burke will hold a book discussion about her book “Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh, Artist and Ornithologist,” a 2017 biography of ornithological painter Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh, in GCU’s Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library.
David Gallo, Ph.D, is the ultimate explorer whose research and adventures continue to captivate audiences worldwide. The well-known scientist brings stories from his travels, discoveries, and deep sea research at Georgian Court University on Wednesday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m.
New leaders have taken the helm of Georgian Court University’s academic programs, including its School of Business and Digital Media and the School of Education.