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Students Visit Public Library, Enhance Research Skills
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Earlier this month, students in Professor Meg Natter’s English 122 class traveled to the main branch of the New York City Public Library on 5th Avenue to learn first-hand about primary sources. Throughout the semester and in connection with “The Big Read,” a National Endowment for the Arts initiative in which people across the country […]

Honor Students Present Projects at Spring Symposium
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On April 19, 2013 the Honors Program held its second annual Spring Symposium. Twelve Honors students presented projects or papers they developed during their two years at Brookdale. The Symposium was attended by more than 50 family members, fellow Honors students, Brookdale administrators and faculty Pictured from left:  History Professor Laura Neitzel, Mandi Shaw-Koehler, Nicole Tomy, […]

Dr. Thomas Visits the American College of Thessaloniki
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Dr. Janice Thomas with traditional Greek dancers on the campus of the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) during the annual conference of the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), April 17-19. ACT is one of the host institutions available to Brookdale students through our study abroad programs. ACT offers academic scholarships as well as scholarships […]

Lifelong Learning Highlights East Asia’s Past, Future
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Earlier this month, Brookdale’s Think Friday, a Lifelong Learning presentation, highlighted “China and Japan in the 21st Century,” a lecture presented by Dr. Laura Neitzel. Dr. Neitzel’s presentation gave an overview of East Asia’s rich history while discussing their presence in recent headline news. The lecture discussed topics ranging from: the history behind the antagonism […]

Students Recognized for Commitment to Global Issues
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Brookdale faculty and students who demonstrate a commitment to increase awareness of global issues, and who engage in these issues as part of curricular assignments, were recognized early this month with Global Citizenship Awards at an awards ceremony hosted by Brookdale’s Global Citizenship Project. Awards were presented to faculty, staff, and students who demonstrate commitment […]

Conference Inspires Student Success
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“Community Colleges are a great American experiment and have lasted for 50 years, because they work,” Dr. Maureen Murphy, President, Brookdale Community College, told students attending the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Student Success Conference on April 5. Murphy explained how the idea of providing open access to college came about at the end of WWII […]

Miss Representation: Women in the Media
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“It’s hard to escape the media because it’s everywhere…It is stripping us of humanity.” –         Brookdale History Professor Jane Scimeca. During a panel discussion of the film Miss Representation, which tackles the scorn that is perpetuated against women through mainstream media, professors Meg Natter, Roseanne Alvarez, Jane Scimeca, and Executive Director of Brookdale Television, Cheryl Cummings, […]

Brookdale at Hazlet Hosts Legal Clinic for Sandy Victims
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The Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) will offer free legal clinics at Brookdale’s Northern Monmouth Higher Education Center for individuals facing legal concerns resulting from Super Storm Sandy. Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal counsel, advice, and limited services at the Center on the following Friday mornings, 9am to noon: April 5, April 19, May […]

Communiversity Open House Attracts Prospective Students
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Eighty-eight prospective students attended the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity Open House on Tuesday, March 26, to learn about the various baccalaureate and master’s degree programs available through the NJ Coastal Communiversity, located at Brookdale’s Wall location. Students interested in earning an undergraduate or graduate degree were able to collect speak with representatives from Communiversity partners, including Rutgers University, Montclair […]

Alternative Spring Break 2013: Habitat for Humanity
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Nine Brookdale students, along with chaperones Christopher Jeune and Robert Quinones from Student Life & Activities, worked with Habitat for Humanity in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania as part of their Collegiate Challenge during the week of Spring Break. The students rehabilitated an existing two-story home and helped demolish another home in the small mining community of about […]

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