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Georgian Court Summer Camp Helps Kindergarteners Improve Literacy

Georgian Court University’s School of Education has teamed with the Lakewood School District to provide a literacy based summer camp in a fun summer environment for rising first graders as part of the Lakewood Together program. The partnership, which covers a range of focused, smaller efforts as well, is entering its third year.

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Georgian Court’s New International Collaboration Center

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In May, Georgian Court cut the ribbon on its International Collaboration Center, a high-tech meeting and collaborative classroom that allowed GCU students to conduct research with business students in London, a professor in Tanzania, and high school students throughout Poland, El Salvador, Brazil and Taiwan. Faculty are looking forward to using the center’s capabilities to share in presentations and explore current research with their international peers, especially in subject areas like psychology, business, and even autism education.

        In May, Georgian Court cut the ribbon on its International Collaboration Center, a high-tech meeting and collabo...

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Georgian Court University Hosts Science, Math Programs for Girls

GCU and corporate partners cultivate next generation of STEM fans

Give a girl and problem and she’s likely to solve it—especially if she happens to be one of several participants in Georgian Court University’s recent STEM programs for young women in middle and high school. The university just wrapped its 2014 GIST (Girls Involved in Science and Technology) program, which drew about 32 students in 6th-12th grades for a week of chemistry, math, aeronautics, forensics, and more. 

“This is all about making learning fun,” said Dr. Sarita Nemani, a mathematician and chair of Georgian Court’s department of mathematics. “Even when students are working with sticks to evaluate triangles, they don’t realize they are really re-thinking everything they already know about geometry. The same goes for participants taking a hike across campus; they’re learning about the heart and about biology.”

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Georgian Court University Research Aims to Improve the Environment

Dr. Prasad Lakkaraju and four GCU students are researching ways to convert carbon dioxide into non-harmful chemicals and fuels

 

 

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As problems associated with global warming persist, a Georgian Court University professor and chemistry students are cautiously working to find solutions. Their approach? Look for efficient ways to convert carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels that cause no harm to the environment.

Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide has been a result of the industrial revolution and the consumption of fossil and bio-fuels from human activity has resulted in a surge of carbon dioxide production into the atmosphere, GCU Associate Professor of Chemistry Prasad Lakkaraju, Ph.D., explains.

Now, Dr. Lakkaraju and four GCU students are conducting experiments that will, hopefully, better the environment in coming years.

Dr. Prasad Lakkaraju and four GCU students are researching ways to convert carbon dioxide into non-harmful chemicals and...

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GCU Professor Examines the Role of Peace, Dissent During World War I

 GCU’s Dr. Scott Bennett on Peace—In Time of War

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Historian Scott Bennett, Ph.D., is also an expert on radical pacifism and nonviolence since World War I.

How did dissenters and peace activists fare during World War I? Not so well, said GCU history professor Scott Bennett, Ph.D., in an interview with journalist Ann Jones of the Australian Broadcast Company. Hear his commentary on “The Enemy Within,” which aired internationally in June 2014. (Dr. Bennett’s segment begins at 38:40.)

 GCU's Dr. Scott Bennett on Peace---In Time of War How did dissenters and peace activists fare during World War I? Not s...

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Commencement 2014: Shaun Brennan, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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I hope to begin my nursing career in an inpatient hospital setting where I can refine and hone my nursing skills. My immediate goal is to secure a position as a Registered Nurse so I can provide long-term financial stability for my wife and three children. Second to that, I hope to deliver exceptional care that lets my patients know they are the focal point of that care. I intend on acquiring as many additional certifications and credentials as I can attain, and will continue my academic nursing education when my children are a little older.

I hope to begin my nursing career in an inpatient hospital setting where I can refine and hone my nursing skills. My imm...

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Commencement 2014: Kristen Cladek, Aspiring Social Worker

 

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Choosing to attend Georgian Court University was the best decision I’ve ever made. Like many high school students the college application process was stressful and confusing. Fortunately, I was accepted to all three colleges I applied to, so after some consideration and the planning of finances for the next four years, my parents and I decided that Georgian Court was the best choice for me. My mother was absolutely thrilled! One of her kids was finally going to a Catholic school! As luck would have it, four years later, both of her kids are going to Catholic school! I’m happy to say, my brother will begin attending Georgian Court in the fall as a criminal justice major.

    Choosing to attend Georgian Court University was the best decision I’ve ever made. Like many high school s...

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