September 12, 2014 |
Amid a slew of administrative actions Wednesday, Rowan University's board of trustees granted the dean of its engineering school a number of requests that will keep him busy this year: a new doctoral program, an undergraduate major in engineering entrepreneurship, an undergraduate minor in civil engineering, and the renovation of its Rowan Hall engineering building. After the board passed its stack of resolutions, Tony Lowman, the dean of the College of Engineering, reported to the board on the status of the school.
September 11, 2014 |
Joe Crispin wanted to start his coaching career. He figured two jobs would be better than one. Crispin, the former Pitman High School and Penn State star, was hired by Rowan University as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's basketball teams, the school announced Tuesday. "I'm going to be busy," Crispin said. "But I'm not afraid of that. " Crispin was one of the best guards in South Jersey basketball history, scoring more than 2,651 career points and leading Pitman to the Group 1 state title as a senior in 1997.
September 11, 2014 |
Rowan University will offer certain applicants this year the option of submitting an additional essay in lieu of SAT or ACT scores, joining a slew of schools that have eliminated or reduced standardized-test requirements for admission. The South Jersey university tested a "test-optional" program for performing-arts applicants last year. The success of that program has led to wider implementation: Students with 3.5 grade-point averages on a 4.0 high school scale will be eligible. A broad swath of students must still submit SAT or ACT scores, including applicants to the engineering school, applicants qualifying for the state Educational Opportunity Fund, home-schooled students, international students, and candidates for academic merit scholarships.
September 9, 2014 |
As classes began this week, Rowan University welcomed its largest, most diverse freshman class, with the highest-ever grades and test scores. Thanks to 2,240 freshmen, total enrollment has grown to about 15,000 students this year, up from 11,000 five years ago. The boom comes in an era of expansion for Rowan, due in part to an aggressive 10-year plan to double enrollment, quadruple research funding, and increase the annual operating budget 1.5...
September 5, 2014 |
Around local Division II and III football, there are several new coaches, plenty of returning stars, veterans back from playoff teams, and a rare matchup between big programs on Friday night. Widener and Rowan , two of the area's preeminent Division III teams, open against each other Friday at Rowan. It's only the second meeting between the Profs and the Pride. Widener, 6-4 last season, has a new coach in Mike Kelly, who spent recent years in professional football, much of it coaching in the Canadian Football League.
August 14, 2014 |
A Camden-based joint venture between Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden will hire a project manager and spend most of its $10 million budget this year on developing a "health sciences" building in the city. The Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors adopted a budget Tuesday that designates $8.3 million for a building, including property acquisition, construction, and engineering fees. Part of an additional $250,000 will be used to hire a project manager, and $125,000 was set aside for planning and architect services.
August 4, 2014 |
In an effort to spur economic growth in Camden and surrounding areas, leaders of a new agency established to coordinate health education at Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University say they expect to develop degree programs in a handful of health professions likely to see explosive growth in the next decade. The three-month-old joint board of the two universities is targeting occupations including dental hygienist and physical and occupational therapist as part of a strategy to match South Jersey residents with future jobs.
June 13, 2014 |
Rowan University's board of trustees on Wednesday approved a 1.9 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees for the next academic year. The board, meeting in Camden, also voted to increase meal plan rates an average of just under 0.5 percent and university housing an average of 2.8 percent. Tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students from New Jersey will increase to $12,616 from $12,380. Out-of-state students will pay $20,570, up from $20,186. "We want to make sure that the cost of education does not rise beyond the means of our students," said Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan's president, saying tuition and fees had risen an average of 1.6 percent over the last three years.
June 10, 2014 |
The two-month-old joint board of Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden has quickly become a quasi-government entity that hopes to steer development toward Camden. Forgoing a formal search, the board has hired a $275,000-a-year chief executive to guide expansion of an "eds and meds" corridor in Camden, using eminent domain, if needed. It's also leasing office space in the city. Calling new CEO Kris Kolluri, a former political aide and state transportation commissioner, "very qualified," board member Robert Mortensen added, "the process . . . did not, in my opinion, include the proper preliminary work," including establishing a job description and conducting a search.
June 2, 2014 |
Stroll the former Henry Rowan estate off Bridge Street in Westampton, and you may well appreciate why the prominent industrialist once chose to live on its 83 rustic acres. Its stately brick mansion dates to 1786, and its several brooks meander through woods and alongside farm fields that run for 1,000 feet along the scenic Rancocas Creek. Yet some see it as the perfect spot for ball fields, bleachers, overhead lights, hot dog stands, and parking lots. Which will it be? On Thursday, Burlington County will hold the second of two hearings on its plan to donate to the town of Westampton the former Rowan farmstead, which it acquired in 2007 for $4.5 million.