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April 30, 1996
When a school that's not quite a school procures free tuition for all 156 members of its first class, it earns an "A" for creative marketing - and corporate America deserves some credit for funding it. Rowan College, the New Jersey institution formerly known as Glassboro State College, is using the free tuition offer as a lure for its new School of Engineering. The school hasn't yet hired a full faculty, won't open its $30 million building until 1997 and won't be accredited until it graduates its first class in the year 2000.
NEWS
October 15, 1992 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Rowan College Board of Trustees, flush with its new-found wealth, voted to spend $350,000 of it last night. The money, which represents nearly two-thirds of what the college has predicted it will earn this year from Henry Rowan's initial gift of $25 million, will be used to finance various programs and changes brought about by the college's name change. For example, $72,000 will be spent on new athletic uniforms and $17,000 on new athletic brochures. A revised college catalogue will cost $25,000 and a firm that is supposed to market the new name will cost $35,000.
NEWS
December 18, 1995 | By David Kinney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Here at the Sony Music manufacturing plant, the engineers say they solve problems the way most folks do, believe it or not: They try everything and anything, then settle for the first option that does the trick. It was a few years ago that the director of engineering, Chet Dawson, figured that his staff ought to take a course on statistical analysis and other techniques to break problems down and find the best solutions in a hurry. Problem was, there was no such course - at least, not in New Jersey.
NEWS
September 3, 1992 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
How did the theme song to Welcome Back, Kotter go? Wasn't there a line, "Welcome back . . . Well, the names have all changed since you hung around . . . " Glassboro State College, er, Rowan College of New Jersey, welcomed back its most famous alumnus Monday. Robert Hegyes, Epstein on the show, took the red- eye flight east from California Sunday, arriving in Glassboro just in time to take his place in the college's forum about its name change. On Tuesday, Glassboro State officially changed its name to Rowan College of New Jersey, in honor of Henry and Betty Rowan, who pledged $100 million to the college early in July.
NEWS
October 18, 1992 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The second violins were being led by a man in white tube socks and Docksiders, with a beard, glasses and gray, thinning hair. And there was a first violinist with a bald spot, wearing Hush Puppies, navy socks, navy slacks and a powder-blue golf shirt. Not exactly what you'd expect from a college string ensemble. But then this is not just any college string ensemble. This is the string ensemble at Rowan College of New Jersey. Half the students who participate are older than 60. The over-60s are all part of the Senior Scholar Program at Rowan.
NEWS
August 21, 1995 | By David Kinney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Next month, when the centerpiece of Henry M. Rowan's vision - an ambitious new engineering program - welcomes its first handful of students, the place once known as Glassboro State will be long forgotten. It has been three years since Rowan, the multimillionaire founder of Rancocas-based Inductotherm Industries, pledged $100 million to the state college to improve existing programs and build an engineering school from the ground up. The college has since weathered controversy and court battles over a decision to rename itself in Rowan's honor.
NEWS
July 7, 1992 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Glassboro State College yesterday received a pledge of $100 million from Henry and Betty Rowan of Rancocas, the largest gift ever given to a public college or university in the United States. In return, college officials promised to rename the school Rowan College of New Jersey. Rowan is the founder and chairman of Inductotherm Inc., an international industrial furnace manufacturing company with headquarters in Rancocas, Burlington County. The firm has annual sales of more than $500 million.
NEWS
February 1, 1995 | By Jane M. Reynolds, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Freshmen at Rowan College of New Jersey who had combined SAT scores of 1200 or higher and ranked in the top fifth of their high school class have kissed those tuition blues goodbye. They aren't paying a dime. The college, through its Trustee Scholarship program, has offered four years of free tuition to such students. Now, all they have to do is remain in good academic standing, which means making sure their grade point average doesn't fall below 3.0 for two semesters in a row. In-state tuition at the college is now $2,342 per year.
NEWS
August 17, 1995 | By Tara Dooley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In response to a borough suit against the state over property taxes at Rowan College, the Attorney General's Office has denied Glassboro's claim that it deserves more money. The response, filed Tuesday in Mercer County Superior Court, disputes the borough's contention that properties owned by the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority should be included in the state's in-lieu-of-tax payments - the money New Jersey pays municipalities instead of property taxes. It also denies that Glassboro spends "large sums of money" on services for the school.
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February 3, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 27, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 5, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
December 31, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
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)
NEWS
December 29, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
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