From the Cape May County Campus-May 30, 2014

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

As we transition into the summer rhythm at CMCC, we have an appealing blend of credit classes and noncredit workshops, as well as externally-sponsored events that will keep the building humming.

The noncredit Math Boot Camp for Math 073 and Math 074 is scheduled the week of June 23, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please let eligible students know about this new program.

The summer library schedule at CMCC is Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tutoring may be available, depending on demand. For more information about tutoring, contact Mike Sargente at msargent@atlantic.edu.

CMCC will continue to host meetings of the Statewide Youth Advisory Board, under the auspices of Rutgers’ School of Social Work in Camden, twice a month throughout the summer. Next month’s meetings are set for June 12 and 26.

On Saturday, June 14, hundreds of cyclists will cruise into the CMCC parking lot for some rest and refreshments on their way to Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, as part of the annual ALS Express Bike Ride, sponsored by the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter. CMCC has lent the lower part of its lot to this commendable cause for quite a few years.

We’re pleased to report that the majority of our beach plums made it through the cantankerous winter. This project, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, aims to reestablish native plants on CMCC grounds. The seedlings, raised by prison inmates, were planted in November 2012, and this is the first year they’ve blossomed. That is a very good sign!

Nature lovers and biology students alike were pleased to see that most of the beach plums blossomed in mid-May.

Nature lovers and biology students alike were pleased to see that most of the beach plums blossomed in mid-May.

In keeping with the greening of the College, CMCC’s grey water hookup for irrigation is now complete and tested. Grey water is waste water collected from hand washing and showering that is then recycled for use in irrigation. As of mid-May, when we water the lawns, the water used is recycled grey water rather than precious drinking water. This project in partnership with Cape May County, several years in the making, required some excavation and pipe laying in order to complete the hookup, but everything looks fine now.

Using grey water for irrigation is safe, and it saves precious drinking water while providing cost savings at the same time.

Using grey water for irrigation is safe, and it saves precious drinking water while providing cost savings at the same time.

 

Have a worry-free weekend!

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