Greetings from the Cape May County Campus — Oct. 9, 2015

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

The place will be hoppin’ Monday, Oct.12, for our 10th anniversary Community Day from 2 – 6 p.m. There will plenty for members of the public to do, from visiting a class in session to signing our leviathan anniversary card. There will be games, tours, refreshments, a live radio broadcast, college information tables, career workshops, health screenings by Cape Regional Medical Center, and information tables staffed by a dozen of our partners in the community who provide educational services and outreach. Everyone is invited, so please pass the word!

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and once again the Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) has provided CMCC with a moving display of T-shirts designed by CARA clients, each with a message about relationship violence. This year, we’ve expanded the display to include the third floor classroom wing lobby, as well as the second floor bridge. Several instructors have already used the display as a topic for reflection and writing. It will be up the entire month of October, so please encourage everyone to take a look. A comprehensive information and resource table is included in the display. CARA also provides guest speakers free of charge. Call CARA at 522-6489 to arrange for a guest speaker.

Here is some gratifying news! Student Steven Callahan has just had a piece, called She, published in the Philadelphia Evening Post, Autumn 2015 edition, Volume 1, Issue 2. As soon as this issue is posted online, we’ll include a link so that everyone can read Steven’s fine work!

Don’t forget about CMCC’s Inaugural Religious Forum, Thursday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – noon, in the CMCC dining room. The event, sponsored by SGA and CMCC Student Services, is the brainchild of senior adjunct instructor Neil Brandt. It should be a lively and thought-provoking discussion about the role of faith in contemporary society. There is plenty of room, so please encourage everyone to come. If you plan to bring your class, please let Neil know at so that we can assure adequate seating.

Mark your calendars for another interesting academic event. On Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., in the CMCC dining room, Roy Steinberg, producing artistic director of Cape May Stage, will speak about personal and professional dramatic writing. Mr. Steinberg holds a terminal degree from Yale School of Drama. He produced and directed the soap opera Guiding Light for a decade – with four Emmy nominations. He also worked on One Life to Live and Days of Our Lives. Here’s a link to his site: The entire campus community is welcome to attend!

Have a worry-free weekend!

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