February 3, 2016 |
Most patients don't have heart failure on an empty table, with good lighting all around and nothing to obstruct the paramedics who respond to the 911 call. "My first cardiac arrest was in the backseat of a taxi cab," said Scott Kasper, Virtua Health's assistant vice president of emergency medical services. Virtua's paramedic training program in South Jersey has long prepared students for the real world by sending them out into it. Now it's hoping to bring more real-world complexity to campus.
January 27, 2016 |
A group of New Jersey college presidents voted Monday to tell the state they oppose proposals by two North Jersey community colleges to confer bachelor's degrees in nursing. The New Jersey Presidents' Council narrowly decided to send the proposals with negative recommendations to the state secretary of higher education, who will make the final call on whether to approve them. Union County College and Passaic County Community College, which currently offer associate's degrees in nursing, hope to create bachelor's degree completion programs for existing registered nurses.
January 23, 2016 |
The legacy of Henry M. Rowan - entrepreneur, industrialist, philanthropist - lives on, speaker after speaker said Thursday at the university that bears his name. Not only because Glassboro State College is now Rowan University, or because his $100 million gift transformed the college and also created the engineering school that is now called the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Rowan's legacy, after his Dec. 9 death, lives on, speakers said at a "celebration of life" ceremony, in the students affected by his donation, by the academic programs he supported, and by the entrepreneurial spirit he embodied.
January 22, 2016 |
As state funding continues to dwindle, the president of Rowan University on Wednesday pointed to "public-private partnerships" as a way to lessen the financial load on colleges. "We need to pass the buck on to other people, use other people's money to build our campus," Ali A. Houshmand said to laughter at a hearing of the New Jersey College Affordability Study Commission. His remarks echoed testimony he gave two years ago before a similar commission visiting his school's Glassboro campus.
January 19, 2016 |
College students don't always do what they're supposed to. Even when they know they should. "I tried to sign up for classes the day they were available, but they got filled up pretty quickly," said Max Tyburski, a senior at Rowan University. "And they give us chances to put ourselves on waiting lists . . . but with school and work and everything, it kind of slipped my mind. " Like everyone else, the 26-year-old marketing major finished the semester and went on break. There was just one thing missing: He hadn't registered for his final semester of classes.
January 13, 2016 |
The community colleges in Burlington and Gloucester Counties, having formed partnerships with nearby Rowan University, took a step Monday to further intertwine their schools. The presidents of Rowan College at Burlington County and Rowan College at Gloucester County said their schools would work with Rowan University to create bachelor's degree programs in which the first three years are offered by the community colleges. The program could begin as early as this fall. The cost of attending community college for three years is about equal to one year at Rowan University, the presidents said.
January 7, 2016
DEPTFORD - Students at Rowan College at Gloucester County will receive reduced tuition if they transfer to Fairleigh Dickinson University, a private university in North Jersey. The RCGC-FDU Scholars Program gives alumni of the community college a 40 percent tuition discount at Fairleigh Dickinson. Unlike the two-year school's partnership with Rowan University, this agreement does not provide automatic acceptance to the four-year university. Students admitted to Fairleigh Dickinson can choose to attend the community college, or RCGC students can apply to transfer after graduating with their associate's degree.
January 5, 2016 |
College affordability and access — a topic of national conversation — drove change in higher education in New Jersey last year, including academic changes, facilities expansions, and institutional partnerships. "The affordability issue has come to the forefront more vigorously than ever, probably because of the campaigning going on," said Pamela J. Hersh, spokeswoman for the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities. "It's been a topic of great conversation. " At the state level, that conversation is formally taking place as part of a Legislature-created College Affordability Study Commission , chaired by Frederick Keating, president of Gloucester County's community college, Rowan College at Gloucester County.
December 31, 2015 |
It was a breakout game for Maurice Murray. The sophomore scored a career-high 24 points to power Timber Creek to a 78-71 victory over Winslow Township in a clash of fierce rivals and Top 10 teams in the championship game of the James Atkinson Memorial Classic Tuesday night. Senior guard Caleb Bowser scored 19 with eight rebounds and senior guard Randy Bell scored 17 with five assists for Timber Creek (3-1), which won the event at Rowan College at Gloucester County for the second year in a row. Senior guard Mike Cubbage scored 22 and senior forward Manny Lowe added 11 with nine rebounds for Winslow Township (2-3)
December 29, 2015 |
Energy, utility, and construction companies need workers, but they often struggle to find the right recruits. "Number one, it's getting the word out that we're hiring. Number two, it's also getting the word out that a career in the energy industry is open to a broader population than job seekers may have thought," said Sally J. Nadler, who heads workforce development efforts at PSEG. The company is particularly looking to bring more women into jobs replacing gas mains, upgrading energy substations, and reading meters, she said.