Think Like an Entrepreneur: Free summer academy helps high schoolers learn to turn their ideas into businesses
College donors who have already given $25M, shell out another $655K to expand N.J. prehistoric fossil park
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.
Art-minded Glassboro High seniors invited to vie for scholarship
“South Jersey is within a day’s drive of nearly a third of the population of the country,” Cardona said. He said they are already having a hard time keeping up with scheduling all of the grade schools interested in field trips.
The Underappreciated Museum That Shows You A Side Of New Jersey You’ve Never Seen Before
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.”
Glassboro High School Offering New Computer Science Class Funded by Amazon
The Heritage Glass Museum is free to visit and open on Saturdays from 11 am – 2 pm, Wednesdays from noon – 3 pm, and on the fourth Sunday of each month from 1 pm – 4 pm. You can find it at: 25 High Street in Glassboro. Call (856) 881-7468 to confirm their hours.
‘Mary Poppins’ pops in at Glassboro High School
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.
18-mile light rail in South Jersey is coming, but not for another 6 years, at least
“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 email@example.com.
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.
VIDEO: Teen basketball player makes epic full-court shot
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.”
Glassboro schools contribute 16 musicians to regional honors bands
The crowd went wild for this full-court shot. Watch the incredible moment at a high school basketball game in Glassboro, New Jersey, when one of the teen players — from the Florence Township Memorial Flashes —sinks a Hail Mary just as the buzzer rings. Despite this epic shot, the hero’s team still lost 36-86 to the Glassboro Bulldogs.
Rowan planetarium to host lunar eclipse viewing party
The students competed with musicians from across South Jersey for the honor to play in concert at Washington Township High School on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. O’Brien will sing in the 61st annual South Jersey Choral Directors Association Choral Festival at Washington Township on Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.
Pelosi pick for Climate Crisis panel has Jersey ties: the late Joseph L. Bowe
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.
Glassboro students take their parents to school
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.
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
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.”
Bullock’s Budding Scientists Dig the Fossil Park
“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.”
VIDEO: Rowan University Field Hockey Team Close to National Championship
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!
Crowdmapping in Glassboro
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
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.
Young Eagles running backs Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood shine in win over Colts
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
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.”
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.