Rowan’s Economic Impact Continues to Climb
South Jersey Technology Park hosts guests from three continents, part of BIO International
Recent growth at Rowan University – from new academic buildings to increased housing options to added programs and faculty – did more than just impact students and the campuses in Gloucester and Camden counties.
That growth, and the ripple effect from it, is bolstering the economy of Glassboro, South Jersey and the State.
A recent economic impact analysis by private research firm Econsult Solutions to update its 2015 study pegs that impact at $1.53 billion. Rowan directly supports 4,460 jobs at the University and close to 7,000 jobs indirectly in New Jersey each year, making it a major driver of economic development in the region and the State.
Commissioned by the University, the report also indicates:
Rowan’s statewide economic impact has increased 24 percent – from $1.23 billion – since 2015.
Rowan has undertaken $298 million in capital (construction) investments during the past 4.5 years.
Rowan students spend an additional $128 million a year throughout the State, in addition to tuition, fees, and room and board.
Alumni living and working in New Jersey earn about an additional $197 million annually due to the education and credentials they received from Rowan.
Rowan University gifted $3 million to start therapy dog program
Guests came to the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University from Italy and Thailand, Germany and China, India and Australia – and more – on June 3.
About 30 people traveled via bus from Philadelphia as part of a South Jersey tour sponsored by BioNJ during the BIO International Convention being held in Philadelphia.
Jeanne Nevelos, executive director of SJTP, and Dr. Beena Sukumaran, vice president for Research, presented an overview of SJTP and of Rowan University. Afterward, the guests cycled through presentations at/by researchers in the Virtual Reality Center, the Orthopedics Research Center and ReGelTec, Inc. to learn more about work that faculty and students are conducting and about the capabilities at the facility.
John Slotman, vice president for Government Affairs for BioNJ, said, “We’re showing off that New Jersey has a vibrant life sciences ecosystem.” He added that a goal of the tour was to demonstrate the opportunities for individuals and companies to “plant roots” in New Jersey.
Eagles' Corey Clement to run free youth football camp at Rowan University
South Jersey businessman and animal lover Gerald Shreiber, president and CEO of J&J Snack Foods Corp. of Pennsauken, has committed $3 million to create an animal therapy program on the Gloucester County campus.
Shreiber’s gift, announced this week, will establish an endowment for a self-sustaining program that will make certified therapy dogs regular fixtures in several student-support efforts at the Glassboro-based university.
“It is a pleasure for me to give back to the community," Shreiber said. “I can think of nothing better than [the experience of] our young students striving for education, complemented by therapy dogs.”
Think Like an Entrepreneur: Free summer academy helps high schoolers learn to turn their ideas into businesses
GLASSBORO - A Super Bowl champion will share his skills with elementary and middle school athletes in a free camp at Rowan University's stadium next month. Philadelphia Eagles' running back Corey Clement announced on Instagram Friday he's "giving back to the community" where he grew up.
His first-ever free football camp on June 8 is open to boys and girls in grades 3 to 9. The morning football camp and lunchtime cookout will be held at Rowan University's Richard Wacker Stadium, across the street from Clement's alma mater, Glassboro High School.
"I want to see everybody out here," Clement said in a video shot on the university football field and released through his Instagram account @yeroc_.
"Train like a pro, there will be some pro athletes out here ... we'll just have some fun."
Camp registration opens at 8 a.m. June 8 at Richard Wacker Stadium at 651 Carpenter Street in Glassboro. Clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. A cook-out sponsored by Chickie's and Pete's starts at 12:30 p.m.
For more information visit coreyclement.com/keep-up-with-corey-clement.
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Applications are being accepted through Monday, June 3, for Rowan University’s third annual Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy for high school students.
During the non-residential academy presented by the Rohrer College of Business, rising high school juniors and seniors will spend eight days at Rowan learning how to conceive, develop and prototype their ideas. Students will work alongside faculty and student leaders to learn the basics of transforming an idea into a feasible, viable business.
Students completing the academy will earn three college credits, which can be used at Rowan or transferred to another university.
The academy runs Monday-Thursday, July 8-11 and 15-18 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day in Business Hall in Glassboro. It is presented by the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and sponsored by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation.
Rowan U. exhibit spotlights Jamaican-born artist in Glassboro
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!
The Crossing makes its way to Glassboro
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.
Rowan planetarium to host lunar eclipse viewing party
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.
VIDEO: Rowan University Field Hockey Team Close to National Championship
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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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.
Glassboro High School and Rowan University Ceremony Celebrates a New PDS Partnership
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.
Woman Sought For Posing With Glassboro Police Department’s New Statue: Officials
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.
Textile artist explores relationship to natural world in Rowan U. exhibit
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.
South Jersey day trips for under $50 are a treat for two
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.
NYTimes: New Jersey Town and University Bridge Their Divide, and Both Reap a Reward
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."
VIDEO: Rowan University Gives Back to Glassboro During 'Back to the Boro' Event
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.
VIDEO: Glassboro Green Team gives out over 2000 tree seedlings to hundreds of families to be planted on their properties and throughout South Jersey.
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.
Need a little help around the house? We are looking for Glassboro Residents to submit projects for volunteers.
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.
VIDEO: Glassboro Students Solve Everyday Problems by Exploring Engineering
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.
"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.