Known for being the home of Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey is filled with exciting history, an abundance of delicious restaurants, and loads of fun! Glassboro is a one stop, do it all community. Whether you’re a local, visiting Rowan’s campus, or just stopping by for the day, come enjoy the fresh and authentic atmosphere of Glassboro, New Jersey!Read More
Patterson’s work has been featured in recent seasons of the television series, “Empire,” and published in newspapers and magazines around the world. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Joan Mitchell Prize Foundation Artist Grant, the United States Artists Award, the Aaron Matalon Award from the Jamaica Biennial, a Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica, a Small Axe Magazine and Andy Warhol Commissioned Grant and the Rex Nettleford Fellowship in Cultural Studies. For more information, visit ebonygpatterson.com.
A conversation and reception with the artist is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, to be led by visiting scholar Collette Gaiter.
The gallery is at 301 High St., Glassboro. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For information, call 856-256-4521 or visit sites.rowan.edu/artgallery.Read More
The Grammy Award-winning chamber choir The Crossing, led by conductor Donald Nally, will kick off this season’s Marie Rader Presenting Series at Rowan University on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Pfleeger Concert Hall.
The Philadelphia-based group focuses on new music in an effort to make and record work that expands the choral repertoire. Many of its more than 70 commissions explore social, environmental and political issues.Read More
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.Read More
The Rowan University field hockey team is two wins away from a national championship. Mike Frankel checks in with the Profs as they try to complete a perfect season.Read More
An empty lot next to Mosaic Family Success Center will become a pop-up garden Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in a collaboration between the school’s College of Performing Arts, Department of Geography, Planning, & Sustainability, in partnership with Creative Glassboro, Nexus Properties, the borough and the center.
Organizers say the event offers a chance for the public to see how Rowan students are able to take a usually empty public space and transform it into a place for community connection. Admission is free.
The pop-up will feature games, live music by Americana/folk musician Kylie Westerbeck, a 1980s disco DJ and a photo booth. “Historic images, fictional design scenarios, an invitation to participate in Cultural Mapping and more,’’ according to organizers.
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.Read More
Police believe that the woman’s friends took pictures of her posing with the statue and that those photos may have been shared on social media.
“The pedestal is several feet high. We don’t want people climbing it and possibly damaging it – even if little damage occurred here,” officials explained.
They cite previous vandalism done to a nearby memorial wall as one of their reasons for wanting to identify this woman.Read More
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.Read More
As the school has grown exponentially over the last decade, so has the community around it, becoming a downright cool destination for date nights or just a stroll. Explore cultural offerings at Rowan Art Gallery, the Rowan College of Performing Arts or at the school's family-friendly Edelman Planetarium (older visitors might also appreciate "Laser Michael Jackson" and "Laser Beatles"). Off-campus fun includes an Escape Room and the Heritage Glass Museum, plus Chickie's and Pete's and many more restaurants.Plus, Glassboro's Summer Fest continues in Town Square Thursday nights through July, and includes a free performance of Rowan's "Interactive Alice in Wonderland."
The revitalization project is drawing new residents, too. Bill and Joan Murphy moved into one of the new Nexus apartments in December after about a quarter-century in a suburban home in Mount Laurel, N.J.
Mr. Murphy, 72, who teaches part time at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, said he and his wife were enjoying their proximity to the Rowan campus and to shops and restaurants within walking distance of their apartment, which overlooks the new town square.
“It’s meeting our expectations that we were going to have a lot of things at our fingertips,” he said.Read More
On Sunday, April 22nd, more than 1,600 student volunteers from Rowan put on their gardening gloves, picked up their shovels, and set out into the Glassboro community for the annual Back to the Boro event.
Volunteers spent the day helping residents throughout the area with various projects to spruce up yards.
Officials say the event is a great way for students to give back and builds a stronger sense of community among all the people that call Glassboro home.Read More
We were overwhelmed at how excited people were to receive quality seedlings, many telling stories of having to replace trees that were damaged from winter storms.Read More
Each year, student and faculty volunteers of Rowan University engage in a community-wide cleanup of their hometown, Glassboro called “Back to the Boro.” This is a Thank You to the citizens of Glassboro for the continual support of Rowan University and it’s students. Volunteers visit the homes of Glassboro residents to perform needed household duties such as cleaning, raking leaves, pulling weeds, painting, and other tasks that are difficult for residents to do themselves.
We are looking for Glassboro Residents to submit projects for volunteers.
Simply complete the attached form and return it to Rowan University no later than March 21, 2018.Read More
"They're the ones that are going to be solving the next engineering challenges so to be able to expose them [and] get them excited about it [will] hopefully increase that talent pipeline down the future."
The young engineers also got the chance to work alongside current Rowan students to solve everyday problems with the help of science.Read More
Great suburban locations offer a lifestyle that blends comfort and access. That doesn’t change with the addition of an urban-style town center. In fact, a central hub like the one we’ve created in Glassboro can act as a magnet for the entire surrounding population, bringing people together not just to eat and drink with friends, but also to organize and attend larger cultural events. A town center can actually strengthen the fabric and identity of a suburb, not damage it.Read More
The festival, now in its 48th year, will be held Feb. 14-16 at the university's Wilson Hall. Bands from 39 schools have registered, with the final evening featuring DiBlasio and the Rowan Jazz Band in a public concert tribute to late composer Oliver Nelson Sr.
"There are a lot of these festivals — high schools have them, colleges have them, often as a (student) recruiting tool. But most of them are competitions. I don't like that," DiBlasio says. "With our festival, there is no win or lose. The kids love it. If we made it competitive, it'd be the same five bands coming back every year."Read More
Rowan alumni Brandon Lucante and Cassie Aran started the business after graduating from Rowan University in the spring of 2016 as a way to fund a world-wide backpacking trip. The couple originally found it to be a unique way to make money, but didn’t imagine the business would become so successful.
“Since we’ve started this, we’ve fallen in love with what we’re doing,” Lucante said. “To start, we didn’t have huge overbearing passion for cookies. But what we have fallen in love with is the business, the brand, our customers, and the process of doing it and watching it grow.”Read More
Gloucester County Population Change: +6,734
While population trends in Gloucester were a mixed bag, overall the county grew at above the state average. Municipalities around long-suffering Camden declined, while many municipalities around the rapidly expanding Rowan University in Glassboro grew considerably.Read More
The University has been working closely with Elite Development Program (EDP), the lead partner in West Campus Fields, to develop the complex. The plan includes a 4,500-seat arena, an indoor training center, more than 50 athletic fields, artificial turf fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, outdoor track and field venues, a hotel and retail space.
Steve Shilling, president of EDP, told university officials that EDP believes they will be building the best youth sports venue in the United States.
The facilities are expected to draw 1.5 million visitors a year, primarily for youth sports tournaments and training, and will be the home of Rowan University's athletics.Read More