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SCCC’s Skylander Sports Camps

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The Sussex County Community College Skylanders Sports Camp directors strive to create a team-building atmosphere while teaching and improving your child’s fundamental skills. Skylanders Sports Camps encourage good sportsmanship & recognize campers for their honest effort. Designed for children ages 8-14. Exceptions may be made depending on skill level. Day camps will break at approximately 11:30 daily for lunch. Campers have the option of bringing their lunch or purchasing their lunch in the cafeteria. Campers’ cell phones may be used during lunch break only.

For more information, please contact the SCCC Assistant Athletic Director, Mike Rath, at (973) 300-2751 or visit the camp website at sussex.edu/camps/.

Poetry Festival at SCCC

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Betty June Silconas Poetry Festival  – Saturday, June 10  I  9 a.m.-4 p.m.  I  PAC

This much anticipated event goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes guest poet readings, an all-day book fair featuring local poets, literary readings, and an opportunity for writers and poets, professionals and amateurs, to network about their works. Of course you don’t have to be a writer or poet to attend. This great event is open to the public!.

The full schedule is as follows:

  • 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
  • 10 a.m.-Noon: Panel Discussion with Guest Poets: Roberto Garcia, Paul Genega, & Yesenia Montilla (Registration and event fee required for panel discussion)
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch and Open Reading – everyone invited!
  • 1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Guest Poet Reading
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Launch Reading for The Stillwater Review, Volume 7

All-day Book Fair– Come meet our local poets

Registration fee for the morning panel discussion is $15 and includes breakfast, lunch, and a copy of The Stillwater Review, Volume 7. Advanced registration is recommended to reserve a spot.

Payment can be mailed to:
Sussex County Community College
ATTN: Foundation, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860.
Make check payable to SCCC Foundation and please include “Poetry Festival” in the memo line.

For questions, please email David Crews at, dcrews@sussex.edu.

26th Annual Fine Art Students’ Exhibition

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One of the most anticipated events at Sussex County Community College, the Annual Fine Art Student’s Exhibition, will be installed from May 5– June 16.  Presented in the Art Gallery in Building C, this year’s exhibit features approximately one hundred works created by current students who are either art majors or have taken courses in the Department of Fine Arts.  An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 6:00-8.30 p.m.

This juried exhibition will highlight works from Digital Media, Design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics and Photography covering a wide range of topics, materials and methods. It is always well attended and has proven to be a wonderful evening. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to showcase their artworks and creative endeavors within a professional event. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend, and meet faculty, students, and the college community.

For some of the students, the exhibition is the culmination of their foundation work that serves as a launching point for careers within the Art and Design fields.

Refreshments will be served during the opening reception. A lively evening is guaranteed.

Summer Youth Programs at SCCC

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Skylands Professional Training, a partnership with Sussex and Warren County Community College, will be offerings a  Youth Enrichment Programs this summer. These programs provide an educational and stimulating alternative to traditional camp, combining learning with creative hands-on experiences. Lunch supervision is available for children staying for both a morning and afternoon session.  All programs run Monday through Thursday and are held on the SCCC campus.

A variety of programs are being offered for ages 7-14, including:

  • STEM Inventions with Little Bits (Ages 7-12) – STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  In this invention workshop, students enhance their skills with a great new system of discovery called Little-Bits.  Little-Bits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower users to invent anything, from a remote controlled car, to a smart home device. Students begin with several inventions and then will design and create their own.  This program runs August 7-10 from  9 a.m. – 12 pm and costs $109.
  • App Attack! Make Your First Game App (Ages 8-12) – Kids can customize their own game app using a specialized app and game development tool.  See first-hand how the world of app publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. This program runs August 7-10 from  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $139.
  • Introduction to LEGO and Vex IQ Robotics (Ages 9-14) – Have fun building, designing, and programming robots with Lego Mindstorms & VEX IQ robotic systems. Build robot projects and creations that use working sensors and motors. This program runs August 7-10 from  12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Code Breakers (Ages 12-14) – Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This program runs August 7-10 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $139.
  • Super Science STEM Challenges (Ages 7-12) – In this engineering camp, students will have fun integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by building and designing a wide range of gadgets, inventive machines, towers, crazy contraptions, and more.  A host of other fun contests designed to bring out the engineer in you!  This program runs August 14-17 from  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Minecraft© Designers (Ages 8-12) – Kids who love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design their own world will love this class! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures to import at home or share with friends. This program runs August 14-17 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $139.   
  • Battle-Bot Build-A-Thon (Ages 7-12) – Campers will have fun building and creating using just their imagination. Campers will construct a complex Battle-Bot robot from a huge Robotix modular collection. Campers will learn engineering principles in a fun, hands-on atmosphere. All campers will take home a Hexbug Warrior. This program runs August 14-17 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Minecraft© Modders (Ages 8-12) – Kids can use their favorite game to learn the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements to create a mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. This program runs August 14-17 from 12:30 pm – 3:30 p.m. and costs $139.
  • Make Your First Video Game! (Ages 8-12) –  Learn how to create a video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows kids the keys to designing their first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that will be explored. This program runs August 21-24 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $139.
  • LEGO Star Wars & Motorized Machines (Ages 7-12) – LEGO enthusiasts, have fun building their favorite adventure from a Star Wars galaxy.  Campers will also build a wide assortment of non-Star Wars motorized LEGO Education machines and create their own projects that illustrate science concepts. This program runs August 21-24 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Architecture and Engineering Challenges (Ages 7-12) – Campers will work to design and build towers, balsa bridges and a wide array of Lego and K’nex architecture projects.  Have fun building famous architectural designs from around the world along with building bridges, towers, and other structures using a variety of materials. This program runs August 21-24 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Video Game Animation! (Ages 12-14) – Campers create and animate their own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in a game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. This program runs August 21-24 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $139.
For a full description of each program, click here.

To register for these programs, please fill out the Registration Form at http://sussex.edu/ce/skylands/summer-youth-enrichment-programs/ For more information on the Summer Youth Enrichment Programs, please contact Dawn Smith at (973) 300-2316 or djsmith@sussex.edu.

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.

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.

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Thursdays on the Green

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Thursdays on the Green is the FREE outdoor concert series that has been a summer tradition for hundreds of Sussex County residents since 2002. In addition to fabulous music, guests enjoy a family festival with vendors, artisans, giveaways and more. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the show.