Archives for: April 2014

Georgian Court hosts Deputy Consul General Meifang Zhang

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) April 16, 2014—The changing role of women in China has transformed over history from “three inches” to “half the sky,” Meifang Zhang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, told a crowd of students, faculty, and administrators at Georgian Court University on April 15.

Zhang was invited to Georgian Court as part of the university’s Global Education Program. In her introduction of Zhang, President Rosemary Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., noted the importance of her visit in sharing the understanding of cultures.  “Our world will never have peace until we understand each other,” President Jeffries said.

Zhang_SummerhaysSpeaking before a standing-room-only crowd in the Casino Ballroom, Zhang spoke of the changing role of women through three stages of China’s history. In the first stage, “The Little Flower” (Imperial China), daughters were considered small flowers of the family, but also a burden. They were not given a formal name or status in the family, according to Zhang.

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) April 16, 2014—The changing role of women in China has transformed over history from “three inches” to “h...

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GCU Hosts Equal Opportunity Fund Celebration Honoring High-Achievers

New Jersey’s Equal Opportunity Fund—At the Intersection of Access and Success

LAKEWOOD, NJ—More than 760 students from across the state were recognized at the 2014 EOF Graduate Awards Ceremony, held at Georgian Court University, as New Jersey’s Equal Opportunity Fund honored the students’ hard work, tenacity and academic achievements.

“This is a day of grand celebration,” said New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks. “Education is a great equalizer and a great justice-maker. These students have pushed through against the odds.”

LAKEWOOD, NJ—More than 760 students from across the state were recognized at the 2014 EOF Graduate Awards Ceremony, held...

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Artistic Flow: GCU Students Participate in National Water Dance

Creating Social Change Through Art: National Water Dance 2014

Photo courtesy of NationalWaterDance.org

Members of the Georgian Court University Department of Dance will join students from other universities, private dance schools, colleges, elementary schools, and dance companies across the nation as participants in National Water Dance, Saturday, April 12 at 4 p.m.

GCU’s dancers, led by department director Silvana Cardell, will perform near the Wellness Center pond on Georgian Court’s historic Lakewood campus as others nationwide— from the University of Alaska to those at Bates College in Maine—perform their own simultaneous, site-specific dance at local rivers, bays, lakes, ocean fronts, or other water sites.

Artistic director Dale Andree and producer Daniel Lewis aim to make the National Water Dance a “spectacular celebration of arts in action designed to initiate a national ‘water ethic’ in the U.S.—one that can inform and inspire both participants and audience members to take responsibility for conserving and protecting the water that they use and enjoy.” At the same time, “participants experience dance as a form of social activism, an opportunity to be part of a movement choir that creates social change through art.”

According to organizers, National Water Dance began in 2011 as a local event, initiated by Miami’s New World School of the Arts, to bring attention to the power and fragility of Florida’s waterways. Since then, the event has grown to involve more than 80 institutions in 30 states.

For more information, contact Silvana Cardell, Assistant Professor/Director of Dance, at 732.987.2170.

Creating Social Change Through Art: National Water Dance 2014 Members of the Georgian Court University Department of Dan...

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The Learning Center at Georgian Court Marks 25 Years of Success

Georgian Court University is often referred to as the “best kept secret in Lakewood.” This rings true regarding The Learning Center Program (TLC), the school’s highly specialized program that supports students with learning disabilities and other learning challenges that impact their academic abilities.

Georgian Court University is often referred to as the “best kept secret in Lakewood.” This rings true regarding The Lear...

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