Friday, May 17, 2013
Rowan University held its 88th undergraduate ceremony Friday in Glassboro.
Members of Rowan University's 88th undergraduate class received their diplomas during the school's commencement ceremony Friday in Glassboro. State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, a West Deptford resident, delivered the commencement address. Among the graduates were 445 Gloucester County residents. They are: (Information provided by Rowan University.) Did you attend Rowan's commencement ceremony? Add your photos and videos by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button below.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney will address Rowan University's 88th graduating class.
Tuesday, April 23
Rowan University submitted the following news release: New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney will be the keynote speaker at Rowan University's 88th undergraduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. on the Glassboro campus' University Green. "Senator Sweeney has been an ardent supporter of the University and instrumental in helping transform our institution and the region," said Dr. Ali Houshmand, Rowan University's president. "Our graduating seniors can learn much from Senator Sweeney about vision and leadership from his anything-is-possible outlook." Sweeney, who represents the 3rd Legislative District, was first elected to the State Senate in 2001 and has served as its president since 2010. He sponsored the New …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Performing alongside country music star Louise Mandrell, the West Deptford choir will join Rowan's singers and wind ensemble for a holiday concert.
What better way to usher in the holidays than sharing the stage with a country music star? That's exactly how the West Deptford Middle School choir will mark the beginning of December. Making the journey over to Glassboro, the choir will join a full bill of talented singers and musicians for Rowan University’s annual holiday concert. Along with middle school choir, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: A Holiday Concert," will feature the Rowan concert choir, Rowan wind ensemble, tenor Jon Garrison and country music star Louise Mandrell. This unique opportunity happened mostly by chance, explained Marylin Rabbai—who was contacted by former conductor of the U.S. Navy band, John Pastin. Pastin, now the Rowan University director of bands, …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Both Gloucester County schools have big projects ready to set in motion once bond funds begin rolling in.
During last week's general election, New Jersey residents voted to approve the Building Our Future Bond Act by an overwhelming majority, with 62.8 percent of the voters saying yes. And although the Bond Act passed just one week ago, Rowan University and Gloucester County College already have plans on how they want to spend the money. Both GCC and Rowan wanted the bond to pass to secure funds to expand their capacity. Both schools, as well as other schools in the state, claimed that they have had to turn away qualified students in recent years because of overcapacity. Rowan President Ali Houshmand in particular highlighted capacity limitations during a visit by state Senate President Steve Sweeney in October. “We've had to turn away very …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Rowan University student Donald "Donnie" Farrell died following an assault on campus on Oct. 27, 2007.
Will a billboard help catch Donald "Donnie" Farrell's killers? On the fifth anniversary of the fatal assault of the Rowan University student on campus, authorities are hoping the sign will push someone with knowledge of the crime to come forward. The billboard, on the Black Horse Pike in Williamstown, Gloucester County, reminds motorists about the anniversary of Farrell's slaying, and the $100,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect or suspects in the case. Kresson Outdoor Advertising of Voorhees donated the billboard space on the state highway. Farrell, a 19-year-old sophomore, died Oct. 28, 2007, one day after he was assaulted while walking with friends in the parking lot of a Route …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Senate President Stephen Sweeney appeared at Rowan's South Jersey Tech Park on Wednesday to promote passage of a higher education bond that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Rowan University's South Jersey Tech Park is one of the most sophisticated research facilities at any college in the state. However, in terms of size, it is rather small. As a matter of fact, it consists of just one lonely building surrounded by acres and acres of open land. However, the school is hoping that with the passage of the state's higher education bond referendum on election day, South Jersey Tech Park could be a lot bigger in the near future. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney appeared with Rowan University President Ali Houshmand on Wednesday afternoon to tour the school's Tech Park. The stop was the second of three on the day for Sweeney. He appeared at Richard Stockton College in the morning, and was slated to tour …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Jennifer Janofsky will take on a fellowship with the aim of maintaining and promoting the Whitall House.
From the stone-walled kitchen to storerooms on the upper floors to the parlor that served as a makeshift battle hospital, the Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park radiates Revolutionary history. Now, it’ll have someone dedicated to bringing that story alive, as Jennifer Lawrence Janofsky was installed Monday as the first Megan Giordano Fellow as part of a partnership between Gloucester County and Rowan University. For the next 14 months, she will run a program that aims to bring interns from Rowan University to the Whitall House to help with marketing, event and programs coordination and other tasks. “A short-term goal would be, I think, to increase visibility,” said Janofsky. Some of her other goals are to …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
On June 17, 1992, Henry Rowan donated $100 million to the school then known as Glassboro State College. The school was renamed in his honor.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
(Editor's note: Today marks the 20th anniversary of Henry Rowan's gift to the school in Glassboro that now bears his name. Rowan University submitted the following press release regarding the anniversary.) On June 17, Rowan University marks the 20th anniversary of the transformational $100 million gift that Burlington County businessman and philanthropist Henry Rowan and his late wife, Betty, pledged in 1992 to then-Glassboro State College (GSC). For 20 years, the institution now known as Rowan University has been marking milestones, projects and collaborations barely dreamed of, let alone hoped for, two decades ago. When he made the then-unprecedented donation to a public school, Henry Rowan had just one stipulation. The founder, …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The mansion on Cooper Street was home to the university's president for more than a decade.
The domino effect of the proposed merger between Rowan University and Rutgers University-Camden has hit home. With its search for a new president on hold amid the merger talks, Rowan is selling the Woodbury mansion that housed its leader for more than a decade. The stately home on Cooper Street—across from the defunct Woodbury Country Club—went on the market last week, and is listed with Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors. The asking price is $799,900, about $115,000 more than Rowan paid when it bought the home in December 2000 for Donald Farish, who had become the university’s president two years earlier. The Colonial-style mansion has been vacant since June 2011, when Farish moved out after leaving the university to take a job as president …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The public will get a chance to watch the celestial event from the observatory deck at Science Hall.
When Venus begins its transit across the sun at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday, you can get a front-row seat atop the observation deck at Rowan University. On the roof of Science Hall, beside the university’s 16-inch DFM telescope, the public will be able to watch the twice-a-century celestial event unfold, as Venus makes its last trek across the face of the sun until 2117. The event will open at 5:45 p.m., well ahead of the transit, and will continue through the last rays of sunset, around 8:30 p.m. If the weather turns bad or clouds obscure the sunset, live streams from webcasts around the planet will be projected in the dome at the Edelman Planetarium. This event is open to the public free of charge. Visitors are welcome to park in Lot A off Rt. 322…