Category: Move-News

GCU Theology Program Inducts 12 Students to Honor Society

No one goes into the ministry with the notion of landing a “job,” Msgr. Roger McGrath told Georgian Court theology honors students. It goes deeper than that, he said during the April 23 Theta Alpha Kappa induction ceremony at GCU.

No one goes into the ministry with the notion of landing a "job," Msgr. Roger McGrath told Georgian Court theology honor...

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Georgian Court Receives Funding from the TD Charitable Foundation Grant for Girls Science & Math Program

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, Georgian Court University’s Girls Involved in Science & Technology (GIST), has completed yet another year of encouraging local female students pursue higher education in the science and math fields.

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Conven...

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

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

Scott Bennett, PH.D.

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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Georgian Court University Awarded $50,000 by OceanFirst Foundation

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014—Georgian Court University has been awarded $50,000 for student scholarships by the OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant provided 20 Georgian Court students with $2,500 scholarships for the 2013–2014 academic year.

GCU President Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D., said the university was especially grateful for the scholarships provided by the OceanFirst Foundation. The awards allow GCU to offer a high-quality college education to promising students—many of whom would not be able to realize their dreams of earning a four-year degree without the generosity of donors like OceanFirst.

OceanFirst Foundation has donated a total of $680,903 to Georgian Court since 1997. Georgian Court University is located on a 156-acre historic campus in Lakewood and offers 31 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs. Georgian Court welcomes both men and women to reside on campus, as well as participate in NCAA Division II athletics and other student activities.

Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank (www.oceanfirst.com) has built a solid reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The bank’s strong commitment to helping families, organizations, schools, and communities throughout central New Jersey meet their financial needs has spanned several generations, reaching new heights in 1996 with the creation of the OceanFirst Foundation. The foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst market area. Since its inception, the OceanFirst Foundation has contributed more than $23 million to over 600 local charities in Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties. To learn more about the OceanFirst Foundation, visit www.oceanfirstfdn.org.

This story first appeared as a news release in the GCU press room. For more information, contact the GCU Office of Public Information at 732.987.2266 or 732.987.2291.

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014—Georgian Court University has been awarded $50,000 for student scholarships by the OceanFi...

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