Georgian Court University’s annual Critical Concerns programs will focus on Women’s Voices in the Jubilee Year of Mercy and the impact of education on women and girls around the world, among other topics. Among the many guests participating are Jenny Nordberg, author of “The Underground Girls of Kabul,” and Mary Mihelic, the artist behind the “Running Girl” series of paintings that bear witness to the kidnapping of more than 50 Nigerian schoolgirls. This year’s Critical Concerns observance is in collaboration with Ocean County College.
More than 240 people packed the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel for Mercy Day Mass 2016 at Georgian Court on Thursday, September 22. There, they gathered to honor the Sisters of Mercy—some of whom were in attendance—and celebrate the life of Mary-Theresa McCarthy, RSM, Ph.D., ’57, the professor emerita of French who devoted decades of service to Georgian Court.
The refurbished M. Christina Geis Art Gallery—with the addition of a built-in projection system for multimedia exhibits—will reopen on Thursday, September 22, with a mixed media exhibit featuring works by artists Amy Faris and Kate Okeson.
Georgian Court University first-year students participated in “Seeing with New Eyes: 9-11 Day of Service Freshman Prayer” as part of their GEN101 experience. GEN101, or Pathway to the Bridge, is a required general education course for every GCU first-year student, as well as transfer students with less than 12 credits.
Many students choose to come to GCU, even if it means investing in their future with modestly larger debt. We believe that this is because students recognize that GCU offers them something that other schools do not. For some, it is our faculty and class size. For others, it might be location or a particular major. For transfer students, it is likely the fact that we offer some of the most generous transfer financial aid in the region. In any case, students make the choice to incur debt as they see fit.
With climate change having an impact throughout the world, Prasad Lakkaraju, Ph.D., often finds himself thinking about carbon dioxide. The Georgian Court University chemistry professor, who began teaching at the university in 1995, wants to “recycle the carbon dioxide and make useful molecules out of it,” he says.
When students enter Hyuksoon Song’s classroom, they’re starting or continuing their path to be educators. And, if the assistant professor of education has his way, they’re going to be better versed in inclusion and how to teach their students well.
The Georgian Court University School of Education has a reputation for producing outstanding alumni teachers who earn awards and recognition. This is evidenced each year by the growing number of alumni honored for their work in and beyond the classroom. In addition to alumna Jeanette Wehner being the Ocean County Teacher of the Year, GCU graduate Cathy Famelio received the 2016 Monmouth County Superintendent’s Award for her classroom success. And Daren Saler received the 2016 New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern Award.
For clinical mental health counselors, the relationship between one’s personal and professional ethics is critical, Georgian Court graduate student researchers Alicia Quayson and Chelsea Sikora told audiences at this year’s American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) conference.