Category: Arts & Humanities

‘Supper’ by GCU’s Silvana Cardell moves, motivates, inspires

Supper for All: Dance Director’s ‘Supper, People on the Move’ Explores Immigration Stories

 

IN SOME WAYS, SILVANA CARDELL’S story of her immigration experience would seem to be much simpler than that of some immigrants. Ms. Cardell’s journey to American citizenship wasn’t the type of odyssey one hears so much about these days of fleeing political or religious persecution. Ms. Cardell, who heads Georgian Court University’s dance program, came to this country to pursue opportunities as an artist. She’s been an American citizen since 2013.

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Annual student literary magazine published

Georgian Court University loves to show off its students’ talents, and the annual Fountain Spray, GCU’s annual literary journal, gets the job done. The 2015  collection of student poems, short stories, artistic photos, paintings, and graphic designs was published in April.

Georgian Court University loves to show off its students’ talents, and the annual Fountain Spray, GCU's annual literary...

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Lakewood Kids Extend Soccer Season with Opportunities for Learning

image[2]The Lakewood Recreation Soccer Club combines soccer with educational enrichment programs through Georgian Court University.

For some students, learning does not come easy outside of the classroom. That’s why Lakewood teacher and Georgian Court graduate student, Oscar Orellana, found a way to make learning fun for local kids.

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Wartime Activism, Dissent, and Transformation Focus of GCU’s World War I Conference

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 8, 2014—“The First World War was a watershed event in modern world history and arguably the most significant event of the 20th century,” asserts Scott Bennett, Ph.D., professor of history at Georgian Court University, regarding GCU’s World War I conference, which will be held on October 17–18, 2014. The two-day event is co-sponsored by the Peace History Society.

Scholars, Authors and History Experts Examine Varying Perspectives on World War I

GCU’s World War I conference, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, includes keynote addresses by esteemed authors Adam Hochschild and Harriet Hyman Alonso, as well as presentations by more than 50 leading U.S. and international scholars who will explore the conference themes of wartime dissent, activism, and transformation.

Georgian Court University’s World War I Conference marks a great opportunity for all who possess an interest in the First World War, modern history, and social activism.

“This will be an exciting and top-notch scholarly conference,” says Dr. Bennett, who notes that several GCU professors will be presenting their own research and chairing sessions.

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 8, 2014—“The First World War was a watershed event in modern world history and arguably the most si...

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Visiting Scholar Louis Mazzari, Ph.D., Reflects on Teaching American History—In Istanbul

Georgian Court University welcomes Dr. Louis Mazzari, an assistant professor of American Studies at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is presenting two lectures—one on American writer Philip Wylie on Tuesday, Sept. 30 and another talk on Teaching in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 1. Reservations should be made through GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events.

“Last semester I met Louis Mazzari at an American Studies conference in The Hague,” said GCU Professor of History Scott Bennett, Ph.D. “He is a dynamic, articulate, and compelling speaker. Without exaggeration, he is among the finest academic speakers I’ve ever heard.” Currently on sabbatical, Dr. Mazzari is researching a biography of writer Philip Wylie, whose papers are at Princeton University.

Georgian Court University welcomes Dr. Louis Mazzari, an assistant professor of American Studies at Bogazici University...

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GCU Dancers Shine at American Dance College Festival

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GCU Dancers Shine at American Dance College Festival

March 16, 2014 — Georgian Court University dance majors recently performed Regions of Light, an original work by GCU Artist-in-Residence Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, during the American College Dance Festival northeast regional conference at The College of Brockport.

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During the March 14-16 event, GCU students competed against and took classes with dancers from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University and more than 30 other schools.

“This is the one place where the best college dance programs come together each year,” said Silvana Cardell, director of the Georgian Court University dance program. “It is an incredible honor for our dancers to showcase not only their own talent, but also the choreography of Caitlin Quinn Pittenger. This is one of many examples where GCU dance faculty link academic instruction and studio preparation to real world experience and exposure.”

GCU Dancers Shine at American Dance College Festival March 16, 2014 — Georgian Court University dance majors recently pe...

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