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Div. II doesn’t carry same stigma

At least locally, the stigma of playing non-Divison I basketball may be on its way out. Brookdale Community College is coming off an NJCAA Division III national championship last season, while several former Shore Conference standouts have either completed or are in the middle of highly productive careers at the Division II level. As the Jersey Mike’s Jersey Shore Basketball League has turned younger over the last few years, it has quietly become a showcase for a lot of Divison II talent.

Monmouth County Job Fair Set for Sept. 20

Jobseekers and employers will have the opportunity to connect at the Monmouth County Job Fair Friday, Sept. 20. The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brookdale Community College Recreation and Events Center. It is free to employers who reserve a table as well as jobseekers to attend. Last year’s job fair attracted more than 100 employers and approximately 1,200 jobseekers.

County grads help MCCC Vikings reach baseball region tournament

The highly-regarded Mercer County Community College baseball program had one of its best seasons in many years this spring, going 31-15 and reaching the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region 19 Tournament before having its season end with a pair of one-run losses. The Vikings had a distinct Hunterdon County flavor, with four area high school graduates playing as freshmen and having an impact on MCCC’s…

Register to Attend NJ CAR Academy’s Summer Enrichment Program

The NJ CAR Academy’s first annual Summer Enrichment Program is an incredibly informative two-day “training camp” that will be held August 13-14, 2013 (8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day) at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. As you can see by the course descriptions enclosed with this NewsLetter, the Summer Enrichment Program boasts 20 different half-day classes featuring a wide variety of experts in their respective fields.This NJ CAR Academy Program offers valuable training for employees in virtually every department in your …

Free Courses for a Big Problem

Free online courses have run into a backlash of late. But a handful of community colleges may have found a way to dial up open-source content to help tackle one of higher education’s thorniest problems: remedial education. The two-year colleges aren’t offering massive open online courses as substitutes for their offerings, however, or for the instructors who teach them. They have created their own online content, sometimes tapping free lectures from the Khan Academy or other sources.

The Gender Lens

There’s no shortage of explanations for the so-called crisis in the humanities, and more have come to light since the publication of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ recent “Heart of the Matter” report on the topic. But one higher education blogger’s unconventional explanation – that the humanities drain is more about women’s equality than a devaluation of the humanities – is gaining particular interest from longtime advocates of the humanities, as well as some criticism.

Pray we’ll all be safe from those who text and drive

“We all do it,” one of my Brookdale students announced during class discussion recently when we were researching the dangers of texting while driving. Many heads nodded sheepishly in agreement. They know it’s dangerous; they’ve heard the statistics on the huge increase in the likelihood of causing an accident. But they do it anyway.
This worries me a lot as a driver. I see them doing it all the time, and not just young drivers. The cartoon on my office door shows a bumper sticker that reads…

Brookdale’s Fashion Merchandising Club Donates Dresses

Students from BrookdaleCommunity College’s Fashion Merchandising Club recently donated 200 formal dresses and gowns to the Long Branch Thrift Boutique of Family & Children’s Service (FCS) whose mission is to serve people at vulnerable times in their lives through education, intervention, care and counseling. The donation was the result of a two-month collection drive organized by the club and supported by Brookdale’s Office of Student Life and Activities.

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