September 26, 2015 |
During his senior year of high school, Withler Marcelin had a wrestling scholarship to Nebraska in his hands but a greater love for football in his heart. Football eventually won that tug-of-war, and Rowan coach Jay Accorsi couldn't be happier. A two-time all-state wrestler at Ocean Township (N.J.) High School, Marcelin, a three-sport star, wanted to continue playing football more than he wanted to grapple, and now it looks like the right move. Last week in a 26-3 win over William Patterson, Marcelin, a senior running back, broke his 18th school record.
September 25, 2015 |
Rowan University is purchasing a 65-acre quarry a few miles from its Glassboro campus, with plans to turn it into a full-time public fossil park, where busloads of schoolchildren could dig up vertebrae, teeth, and other remnants of prehistoric creatures. University officials announced the $1.95 million purchase Wednesday afternoon at the bottom of the vast, muddy crater in Mantua Township, Gloucester County, as Rowan students shoveled nearby in search of bones. The township has hosted community "dig days" at the site every year or so, typically drawing more than 1,000 amateur fossil-hunters at a time.
September 11, 2015 |
Rowan University's presence and operations at its main campus in Glassboro generate an annual economic impact of about $108 million, according to a report the university commissioned. The report was released Tuesday and prepared by Philadelphia-based Econsult Solutions Inc. Econsult reported in February that Rowan directly spends $650 million in New Jersey, generating a total statewide impact of $1.23 billion. Rowan paid $45,000 for the two reports. In Glassboro, Rowan directly spends about $89.4 million each year, including $29.3 million by students and $55.2 million in operations.
September 7, 2015 |
Running back Withler Marcelin ran for 164 yards and two touchdowns, to lead Rowan to a 24-10 upset victory over No. 12 Widener to open the season Saturday in Chester. Marcelin (Ocean Township, N.J.) broke the school record for rushing yards in a career, eclipsing the mark of 3,217 yards, which was set by Robbie Reid from 1973 to 1975. Marcelin now has 3,309 yards in his career. It is the 17th record that Marcelin has broken during his tenure. Profs quarterback Dante Pinckney (Haddon Heights)
July 24, 2015
La Salle will open the 2015-16 men's basketball season on Nov. 14, by hosting Towson as part of the university's homecoming celebration. The remainder of the nonconference schedule includes five games at Gola Arena and three at the Palestra. Seven of La Salle's 10 Division I nonconference opponents won at least 20 games last season, with three (Villanova, Temple, and Miami) winning at least 25. Following the Towson game, the Explorers will play Rider on Nov. 17 and Lafayette on Nov. 23, both at the Gola Arena.
July 24, 2015 |
LA SALLE released its nonconference basketball schedule Wednesday, which includes a visit by coach John Giannini to the school where he won a Division III championship. The Explorers will visit Rowan University on Saturday, Nov. 28, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Profs' 1996 national championship team Giannini coached. "Rowan gave me my first opportunity to be a head coach, and the people and players there had an enormously positive effect on my life," Giannini said. He coached the Profs from 1989-96, compiling a record of 168-38.
July 18, 2015 |
A new diabetes research project aims to develop medicines by marrying chemistry expertise from Rowan University with animal physiology knowledge at Rutgers-Camden. Researchers at Rowan have begun work on some promising medicines, while Rutgers-Camden professors hope to examine plant-based folk medicines from Africa. Rowan scholars have the background to explore the mechanisms behind the medicines, while Rutgers-Camden will focus on testing them on diabetic mice. "We need each other, because the people at Rowan are unable to test the results of their medicines on the physiology," said Joseph V. Martin, a biology professor and associate dean at Rutgers-Camden, who is one of the primary researchers on the project.
June 12, 2015 |
Students at Burlington County College will soon find themselves at a new school: Rowan College at Burlington County. As part of a new partnership with Rowan University, BCC will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County, the schools announced Wednesday. This marks the second such partnership Rowan has made with a community college, following one that saw Gloucester County College change its name to Rowan College at Gloucester County last year. The schools will make a formal announcement Thursday; their respective trustee boards authorized the partnership agreement Wednesday.
June 10, 2015 |
A $1 million donation to Rowan University will help 50 low-income New Jersey students pay for their college educations, while a high school support program will help them get there. The donation comes from Robert O. Carr, who cofounded a Princeton-based credit-card processing company and started a scholarship program, Give Something Back Foundation, in 2001 in his native Illinois. "Rowan fits into our organization's goals and objectives: To have a school that's for working-class people, for students who are the first in their families to ever go to college.
June 6, 2015 |
Rhys H. Craver Sr. grew up in coal country in northeastern Pennsylvania, and it made him "a tough guy," son Rhys H. Jr. said. In college, he was on the football and wrestling teams. And he was compassionate enough, his son said, that once during his college teaching days, "when a janitor needed a new dryer" for his clothes, "he gave him ours" and bought another. On Tuesday, June 2, Mr. Craver, 85, who retired in 1991 as a chemistry professor at Rowan University, died of dementia at his home in Stone Harbor, N.J. Born in Pittston, Mr. Craver graduated in 1947 from Forty Fort High School.