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Art-minded Glassboro High seniors invited to vie for scholarship

The Creative Glassboro Arts Advisory Board is offering a $1,000 scholarship to Glassboro High School Seniors who will graduate at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Glassboro High School Seniors proficient in performing arts or visual arts are encouraged to apply. The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, two examples of the applicant’s artwork, a letter of recommendation and an artist’s statement.

“This scholarship rewards Glassboro High School students who use their art as an impact they hope to have on the world,” said Glassboro Councilman Andrew Halter. “The Glassboro Creative Arts Advisory Board Scholarship will help make paying for college easier for dedicated students who are actively pursuing their artistic career.”

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Glassboro High School Offering New Computer Science Class Funded by Amazon

Glassboro High School (GHS) will offer a new computer science class next fall that will be funded by the world's largest online retailer, Amazon. The course, Amazon Future Engineer, is a four-part "childhood-to-career" program that tries to inspire and educate 10 million children and young adults to grow an interest in computer science and coding. Students do not have to be apart of GHS's STEM/BIOMED Academy to sign up for the new course.

Through funding from Amazon, the course curriculum will be provided by Edhesive. All the students in the program will be given free membership to AWS Educate, which gives students access to coding projects and content to learn about cloud computing. GHS is one of 1,000 high schools across the United States signed up for the Amazon Future Engineer program.

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‘Mary Poppins’ pops in at Glassboro High School

“Mary Poppins” will come alive on stage at Glassboro High School for three 7 p.m. shows, Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2.

The student musical tells the story of the Banks children and their adventurous nanny, Mary, who turns daily chores into fun.

Tickets are $12, $8 for students and seniors and $7 for ages 7 and younger. Reservations can be made by calling 856-881-8065 or emailing ghsdramatix1@verizon.net.

GHS Drama will host a “Tea Party with Characters” from the production on Saturday, March 2, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all ages.

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18-mile light rail in South Jersey is coming, but not for another 6 years, at least

The corridor has older, densely-populated communities, like Glassboro, Woodbury and Pitman that developed along the rail line. Colleges, medical centers and other businesses which drive the economy in the area are largely based in Philadelphia and Camden County. A rail link between there and Rowan University in Glassboro is expected to reduce vehicle traffic and spur growth.

“The federal guidelines for attracting federal funds requires several time-consuming steps,” Nash said. “Even if the state is unable to attract federal funds, the open and transparent process and careful study of environmental concerns mandated by federal requirements makes the time well spent. At the end, the line will be constructed and will operate for generations to come.”

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Rowan planetarium to host lunar eclipse viewing party

On Sunday night, guests are invited to Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium for a viewing party to watch as the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow and turns a deep and eerie red.

Eclipse viewers may arrive no earlier than 9:15 p.m. About 9:30, the penumbral eclipse starts. The total lunar eclipse will not begin until 11:30 p.m., according to the university. Throughout the night, guests will be able to observe the eclipse through telescopes on the grounds around Science Hall. Astronomy faculty and club members will be on hand to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky.

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Pelosi pick for Climate Crisis panel has Jersey ties: the late Joseph L. Bowe

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Florida) is the granddaughter of the late Joseph L. Bowe, who served as mayor of Glassboro from 1959 until his death in 1967.

Bowe died of cancer at age 50, just hours before President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin met for a summit at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University).

Castor was less than a year old when her grandfather died.

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Glassboro students take their parents to school

Thomas E. Bowe School in Glassboro recently welcomed parents to “Take Your Parents to School Day” during American Education Week and parents returned later in the month for the Bowe PTO’s Fourth Grade Fall Festival and the school’s Title I Fall Family Night.

“This is our opportunity to showcase the programs that we have,” Principal Craig Stephenson told parents, while also pointing out, “It’s all about our kids.”

Parents were treated to breakfast sponsored by the Gloucester County and Glassboro Education Associations and sat in on classroom lessons during “Take Your Parents to School Day.”

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U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Robins’ Nest, Inc. in Glassboro, New Jersey has been awarded a $2,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“Every single day, at least one person in my district alone is dying from the disease of addiction, and we need to do everything we can to improve the recovery process and help those who are suffering,” said Congressman Donald Norcross, a Vice-Chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic. “I’m proud to have supported this grant that will help change lives in South Jersey. With the leadership of organizations like Robins’ Nest, we will continue to work together to provide affordable housing, combat homelessness and help our neighbors, friends and loved ones who are struggling with addiction.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with SAMHSA on the development of our Recovery and Housing Program,” said Dr. Anthony DiFabio, Robins’ Nest Chief Executive Officer. “This is a much-needed care model for those who are not only battling substance abuse, but also the exacerbating life factors which may be inhibiting their recovery journey.”

“We’ve designed the Recovery and Housing Project to support recovery by addressing the many barriers that may exist, including housing, and access to care and supports,” said Melissa Fox, Robin’s Nest Chief Operating Officer. “The program was envisioned to not only support the individual, but also their family by providing a trauma-informed, therapeutic context using a wraparound service modality.”

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Bullock’s Budding Scientists Dig the Fossil Park

Dorothy L. Bullock School Principal Rich Taibi wants all of his students to have the opportunity to explore science. (His school boasts a STEM lab as well as a school garden.) That’s why he was especially receptive to teacher Laure Budney’s idea to take all of the school’s students to the fossil park.

Budney is a second-grade teacher at Dorothy L. Bullock School in Glassboro. She collaborated with Sharon Lawrence, special assistant to the director of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University, to plan fossil park field trips for every “Bullock” student.  

Students had fun digging for fossils and learning more about the park’s previous, prehistoric inhabitants. While children didn’t find dinosaurs, many found shark’s teeth, oyster shells, clam shells, bacterial “poop,” and rocks that are said to be more than 65 million years old! The trip just might have inspired the next generation of Glassboro scientists!

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Crowdmapping in Glassboro

Where are the arts in Downtown Glassboro, NJ? Where could they exist? That's what about 20 Glassboro residents and Rowan University students explored in a crowd mapping session last week led by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking.

With maps in hand, they inventoried a 1/4-square mile section of the South Jersey town, taking notes and marking their maps with garage-sale dot stickers. They were looking at a section of the Gloucester County municipality that borders a new plaza.

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Glassboro High School and Rowan University Ceremony Celebrates a New PDS Partnership

Glassboro High School and Rowan University celebrated their Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership with a ceremony outside of GHS on Tuesday, September 25. Glassboro High School is the fourth school in the district to become a Rowan University Professional Development School. J. Harvey Rodgers, Dorothy L. Bullock and Thomas E. Bowe schools are also Professional Development Schools.

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Young Eagles running backs Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood shine in win over Colts

Clement, a Glassboro High School graduate, finished with 56 yards on a career-high 16 attempts, Smallwood, a Wilmington native, hit the same number on 10 carries and Adams made the most of his first NFL touches with 30 yards on six totes.

Clement and Smallwood had a combined six catches and 54 yards as well.

“Those guys are huge,” tight end Zach Ertz said. “We knew the type of players they are, that’s why no one was really fretting too much. … We’ve got a lot of confidence in those guys. Wendell hits the hole probably the hardest on the team, he’s a really explosive back, and Corey’s a really, really good football player.”

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Textile artist explores relationship to natural world in Rowan U. exhibit

Heather Ujiie's exhibit "Terra Incognita" will open the 2018-2019 season at Rowan University Art Gallery, showcasing work that aims to blend the disciplines of textiles, fashion design and visual art to create an ethereal, imaginary, and mythological world. 

Heather Ujiie's vision is inspired by botanical studies, living networks, sexual identities, and commonalities between living creatures.

The show will open Tuesday, Sept. 4, and run through Nov. 17. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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VIDEO: Little Bookworms Get More Chances to Read with New Library Boxes

Some new little libraries are making reading fun for little ones in one Gloucester County community.

On Monday, August 27th, officials with the Rotary Club of Glassboro and the J. Harvey Rodgers School officially opened their new Little Free Library box.

The little library is located right outside the school and offers free books for children and their families to take home and read.

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