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Golf Outing

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Black Bear Golf Club
138 Route 23
Franklin, NJ – a Crystal Springs Resort property!

SCCC Skylanders Annual Golf Outing has become a tradition and generates critical resources for our student athletes. We hope you can join us this year – it’s a great event for a great cause, or consider a sponsorship. On behalf of the SCCC Skylanders Athletics Program and our deserving students, thank you for your support!

Diversity Colloquium: The Power of Perception in Civil Rights Law

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Thursday, March 23
10:50 am • Performing Arts Center

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will tap into the subject of diversity by holding a Diversity Colloquium on Thursday, March 23 at 10:50 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  The Colloquium topic, “The Power of Perception in Civil Rights Law,” will examine the limitations of the current paradigm for eliminating discrimination. Guest speakers will be present to discuss issues of implicit bias, racial anxiety, microaggression and reimaging diversity.

Guest speakers include the following professionals in their field:
Dr. John Fitzgerald Gates is the Vice President for Diversity at the University of Virginia School of Engineering, and Principal and Chief Strategist of Criticality Management Consulting. Dr. Gates is an esteemed organizational scientist, expert in Strategic Diversity Management, and in-demand corporate strategist. He is author of the groundbreaking research and thought leadership series, “STRATEGY: The Evolution of Diversity and Inclusion Thought and Practice,” featuring his two decades of research and practice in the field of Strategic Diversity as well as the commentary of diversity executives from 20 leading companies, sports franchises, and nonprofit organizations. The STRATEGY series has been heralded as the authoritative word on contemporary diversity management. Dr. Gates has held the positions of Associate Dean of Harvard College, Chief of Staff at the University of Vermont, and Executive Director of Global Operations at NYU. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of London, and an Advanced Certificate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Rachel D. Godsil is a professor at Seton Hall University School of Law. She is the Director of Research and Co-Founder, Perception Institute. Godsil collaborates with social scientists on empirical research to identify the efficacy of interventions to address implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat. She has co-authored a wide variety of articles, book chapters, and reports focusing on these concepts, and regularly authors amicus briefs on behalf of empirical social psychologists in the Supreme Court. Godsil works with a wide range of private and public institutions seeking to address the role of bias and anxiety associated with race, ethnicity, religion, and gender. She practiced law in New York City as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and as an Associate Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Currently, she is the Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law and has taught at both the University of Pennsylvania Law School and New York University Law School.

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, Esq. is Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential. She is responsible for leading and supporting all diversity and inclusion efforts for the company, and for ensuring ongoing compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity/affirmative action laws. She is on the Boards of GLSEN, Inc. (The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), the National Organization on Disability, Women Presidents’ Organization, and the American Conference on Diversity. She is an active member of several professional associations and is a Co-Chair of the Asia Society Global Talent and Diversity Council. Meyer-Shipp has been named a “Diverse Attorney of the Year” by the New Jersey Law Journal, and has received numerous honors including the Oliver Randolph Award from the Garden State Bar Association, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award for the Corporate Sector, and was recently inducted into the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance Hall of Fame. She has made the Black Enterprise list of Top Executives in Corporate Diversity, and has also been named one of the “Most Powerful & Influential Women of the Tri-State Area” by The Tri-State Diversity Council.

The Diversity Colloquium, held at SCCC’s Performing Arts Center, is open to the community and free of charge.

 

Senior Life Center

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The Senior Life Center at SCCC is designed for individuals over 50 who are looking for intellectual stimulation, an opportunity to expand their horizons and who want to be part of a life-long learning community that is full of insight, cultural diversity and wisdom.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Trip

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Saturday April 15 (Leaving at 8:30 am and returning around 5 pm.)

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) continues their series of diverse community events with a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City scheduled for Saturday, April 15th.

Founded in 1870, “The Met” has become more than just a treasury of rare and beautiful objects, as it presents over 5,000 years’ worth of artwork from all around the globe. It continues to make art come alive in the galleries and among its exhibitions and events, that reveal both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.

Ticket price covers transportation to and from SCCC. The Museum is by donation. SCCC students pay $20 and SCCC staff, faculty and the community pay $25.  Tickets go on sale Monday, March 20th.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Comedian, Kerri Louise

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6:30 pm Catered Dinner in Gym, Comedy Show in Performing Arts Center
SCCC Comedy Night with Kerri Louise – Join us for a Great Ladies Comedy Night with Kerri Louise!
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore. But who can turn the world on with her hysterical stories, original humor, and boisterous characters? Kerri Louise. High-energy, commanding and versatile-Kerri Louise can entertain any audience with her warmth and razor-edge wit. This comedy show will be following our Ladies Retreat Event.

Ladies’ Saturday Retreat

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lr-facebook-boost-smSaturday, April 8
from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m.
on the SCCC campus

Ladies’ Saturday Retreat is an opportunity for women of all ages to gather, relax, rejuvenate and get motivated. The day includes a café reception featuring local restaurant food tastings, exciting workshops, vendors, dinner and a comedy show to complete the evening.

Throughout the day, vendors and exhibitors will provide an opportunity to learn about county services and organizations available to woman. They will also have on display an eclectic assortment of wares available for purchase.

All Inclusive Admission
The All Inclusive Admission is the best offer. The day is full of food, fun, and activities for women to enjoy. The full day includes:

  • Morning bagels and coffee
  • Vendor shopping
  • Spa treatments
  • Workshops throughout the day
  • Café reception lunch
  • Dinner
  • Comedy Show
    All for just $85
    Additional packages are available.

The evening show, Comedian Kerri Louise, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This hilarious comedian is sure to keep the audience laughing until the last joke. Tickets for the show may be purchased separately.

Portions of the proceeds from Ladies’ Saturday Retreat will support scholarships for female students at SCCC.

For additional information please visit sussex.edu/ladiesretreat, call 973-300-2121 or email foundation@sussex.edu.

NJ State Teen Arts – student artwork on display

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The paintings, drawings, and photographs created by the outstandingly talented students across New Jersey whose work was exclusively selected as the “Best of the Festival” at the 2016 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival will be on display at Sussex County Community College in the Health Science and Performing Arts Center from December 1 through December 30.

The Sussex County students featured in the exhibit are part of an exclusive selection of the top 30 pieces of artwork by NJ Teen Artists. The Sussex County students in the exhibit are Madison Wells of Newton High School, Jane Sosik of Sparta High School, Lexie Malavet of High Point Regional High School and Brooke Rivera of Pope John XXIII Regional High School.

The exhibit features art work completed by gifted and talented students who have participated in their county festivals from across the state and have been selected from thousands of students art work to be part of NJ State Teen Arts Touring Exhibition. The NJ State Teen Arts Festival offers an opportunity for top students in their art forms to present their work in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts.

The annual NJ State Teen Arts Festival, this year will be held on May 31, June 1 & 2017 at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.  Top artists/teachers from around the region come to critique, as well as to teach workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including drama, filmmaking, voice, acting, instrumental music and more.

All schools and students across the state of New Jersey are invited to attend our festival and participate in the following: Master Class Workshops, networking opportunities, College/Internship Fair, and observe all presentations and art exhibits.

Haunted Hayride at SCCC

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The Student Government Association (SGA) at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is hosting a haunted hayride and Halloween party for community members of all ages on Friday, October 28 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.  Inside the Student Center, you’ll find activity tables for children hosted by our clubs and student organizations, which will offer ring toss, painted pumpkins, balloon art and face painting. The community is invited to take a haunted hayride around the campus (beginning in front of the B-Building) as students help to act out a horror story along the trail. This year’s theme is “Gruesome Grimm’s Fairytales” and the actors hidden in the woods are from our very own Performing Arts Club. Hot cider and donuts will be provided in the cafeteria. This event is free for all who attend.

 

Guns in America – Topic of SCCC film/discussion

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-2Monday, October 24
10:30 am
Performing Arts Center

The highly regarded documentary film, 91%: A film About Gun Violence in America, takes on the hot topic of gun control. Many proposed mechanisms for controlling gun distribution are opposed by gun rights activists, but research shows that 91 percent of U.S. citizens support a universal background check for firearms purchases.

A screening of this very timely film will be held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in the Performing Arts Center, One College Hill Road, Newton. The documentary is free and open to the community. A discussion with filmmaker John Richie will follow.

“Gun Violence in America is epidemic” says William McGovern, program coordinator for the Criminal Justice and Fire Science Technology programs at SCCC.  “From homicides in Chicago to mass shootings at schools, we as a nation need a better solution to preventing tragedies that happen over 300 times a day in our communities. We look forward to presenting this important – and timely – documentary.”

The film was produced and directed by John Richie, a writer/director/producer based out of New Orleans. In 2004, he began his film career working in the camera department of many large Hollywood films. Ritchie found his passion in documentary filmmaking in 2006 working on Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke, the 5 part HBO series about Hurricane Katrina’s effect on the people of the Gulf South. Shortly after this experience, John embarked on making his own films centered on social justice issues with a focus on gun violence and policy.

His newest film, 91%, is being released this year through The Cinema Guild. 91% examines Americans overwhelming support for comprehensive background checks on all gun sales, Congress’s failure to pass any meaningful legislation to date, and how it affects our public health.

This work has led Richie into working on projects with the Sierra Club, City of New Orleans, and The Louisiana Endowment for The Humanities. He’s known for his ability to bring honesty in the telling of difficult stories while maintaining the integrity of the people and the truth.

Photo: John Richie, Filmmaker

Commencement 2016

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Commencement 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm (students report at 5 pm)
Connor Green (Live streaming in the PAC)
Robing for Ceremony:5:00 pm
Line up: 5:30 p.m.
Commencement: 6:00 p.m.

For detailed information Click Here