2019 Holiday Office Decorating Contest

Look through the 7 submissions for the Holiday Office Decorating Contest and click on the link at the bottom to vote! The winner will be announced at the Holiday Lunch on Friday, December 20th.

 

William J. Spangler Library

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Atlantic City Campus Admin Office

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Instructional Technology Office

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B142: Professor Jay Peterson, Assistant Professor Rich Russell, & Office Manager Evan Irwin

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Office of Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs Holiday Contest. 2019 winner

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Professor Karl Giulian’s Home Office

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CLICK HERE TO VOTE

The winner will be announced at the Holiday Lunch on Friday, December 20th.

Stormwater Prevention Resources

WHAT IS STORMWATER POLLUTION?
Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted stormwater can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.

Human activity is largely responsible for stormwater pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you.

Visit https://www.cleanwaternj.org/ for more information and resources.

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November 2019 Birthdays

Happy birthday to the full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month:

Bo Zilovic, Nov. 1;  Gorgianne Giordano, Nov. 5; Stephen FiskJesse Kurtz, Nov. 6; Clifton Sudler, Nov. 7; Jean McAlister, Nov. 10; Gwen McIntyre, Nov. 13; Christopher Vallese, Nov. 16; Danays Hernandez, Nov. 17; Regina Van Epps, Nov. 19; Darick Garrison, Nov. 22; JoAnna Johns, Heather Boone, Nov. 23; Polly Thierler, Nov. 25; Luis MontefuscoAugustine Nigro, Nov. 29.

 

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A Message from Anna Simmons

To my Atlantic Cape Friends:

There are not enough words to express my heartfelt thank you for your many cards, phone calls and prayers that you have extended to me and my family during our time of bereavement. Your friendship is highly appreciated.

Thank you,

Anna

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October 2019 Birthdays

Happy birthday to the full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month:

Daymis AliceaRichard LuderitzJohn Thompson, Oct. 3; Karl Giulian, Oct. 6; Sherwood Taylor, Oct. 7;  Vita Stovall, Oct. 11; Patricia HellerBeth SandersJonathan Herrera Oct. 12; Richard Kalman, Oct. 13; Leslie Jamison, Oct. 22; Thomas DiPietro, Oct. 24; Kim Oliveto, Oct. 25; John HeenanJoy Little, Oct. 27; Effie Russell, Oct. 29; Camille Levy, Oct. 30.

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Student Engagement Welcome Back & Volunteer Events

Student Government had a busy start to the semester; volunteering for the NJ Family First Festival sponsored by New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy. The event was focused on providing resources and education to the community to end infant mortality rates in Atlantic City.

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SGA traveled to the Worthington Atlantic City and Cape May County Campuses to provide assistance for New Student Day. Members participated on a student –led discussion panel about their college experiences and gave helpful tips.

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SGA hosted two fun filled days of Welcome Back Club Recruitment for the Mays Landing Campus. Some highlights were Voter Registration, Rutgers Philly Pretzels, Hungry Hippo Challenge, Paint Your Pumpkin, Boardwalk Style Photo booth and Carmel Apple Creations! ACCCEA was on hand to bring the Treats!

 

A Silent Memorial Observation was hosted by Student Engagement in Memory of the victims of 9/11. A pictorial display was shown followed by the movie “102 Minutes that Changed America”.

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Student Engagement celebrated Constitution Day with a NJ Ballot Bowl Kick Off event featuring “Ben Franklin”. Students were able to ask questions about the Constitution and Ben gave the students a history lesson. Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections was on hand to assist students with voter registration. Gabrielle (Atlantic Cape Alumni) and Joy answered student’s questions and registered 11 new voters!

SGA traveled to the Cape May Campus to assist with New Student Day. SGA led panel discussions about their college experience and gave tips for success.

Aviation Studies program participates on Air Mobility panel at the 5th annual UAS conference

Aviation studies professor Jim Eberwine, 2nd from right, spoke on the Air Mobility panel at the 5th annual UAS conference in Cape May County. The Atlantic Cape Aviation Studies program was a co-sponsor of the event, which explores the latest issues and efforts in drone technology with innovators from throughout New Jersey and adjoining States.

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For more information on the conference, visit the UAS Conference page here.

Joshua Carroll earns WAS certification, CPWA designation from International Association of Accessibility Professionals

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Joshua Carroll, Instructional Technology, earned the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) certification from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

The IAAP certification program aims to better define what accessibility professionals are expected to know and increase the quality and consistency of the work performed by accessibility professionals. The WAS credential is IAAP’s technical level exam for an individual with at least an intermediate level of detailed technical knowledge about WCAG guidelines and other related web accessibility topics.

Those successfully passing both the WAS and Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) exams earn the Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) credential. Josh joins roughly 200 people worldwide holding this designation.

For more information visit: www.accessibilityassociation.org

Atlantic Cape Library Hosts Book Discussion of “Trevor Noah: Born A Crime”

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The Atlantic Cape library hosted a book discussion of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah on Tuesday, September 10 at 12:30 in the Spangler Library. 

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

For more information, here’s an article about the author and his story: https://bit.ly/2gYbn8a. Trevor Noah is a terrific narrator and the audio version is excellent. Print and audio copies are available through the public library. 

More book discussions will be announced soon. For more information contact Janet Hauge, Director of Academic Support Services at jhauge@atlantic.edu

Atlantic Cape Ballot Bowl 2019 Kick-Off

At Atlantic Cape, we hosted our Ballot Bowl kick-off with a celebration of Constitution Day on our Mays Landing campus. We had a special guest appearance from “Ben Franklin” himself, who distributed pocket-sized copies of the Constitution and spoke to students about the importance of voting and civic engagement. We also had a Voter Registration table to get students registered and answer any questions they had about the process.

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New Jersey Ballot Bowl

Civic engagement is key to our civic health. A core mission of the New Jersey Department of State is to promote civic engagement through voting. They want to ensure that everyone who is qualified to vote is encouraged and unencumbered in casting their ballot. That way we can live up to the promise of our founding – that all of us are created equal and deserve every chance to live out our dreams.

To encourage and promote civic engagement, particularly among our young people, the Department of State and Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced the launch of the 2019 New Jersey Ballot Bowl – A Statewide Non-Partisan Voter Registration Competition Led By and For Students.

Students at campuses across the state will compete against one another to register the most students to vote.