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Art Gallery Exhibit with artist Lauren Rosenthal

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Lauren RosenthalSussex Community College is delighted to announce an exhibition of work by Activist Artist, Lauren Rosenthal on display from Friday, September 19 through Friday, October 14. In addition to presenting a suite of sculptures based on hydrological and topographical data, she will be creating site-specific drawings directly onto the walls of the gallery. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 23 at 6:00 pm, all are welcome to attend.

Lauren Rosenthal currently lives and works in Lambertville, New Jersey. She holds a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she won several awards, including a Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship.

Selected recent exhibitions include: Keeping Watch on Water at UNC Charlotte’s Projective Eye Gallery, Possible Realities at Lafayette College’s Grossman Gallery, Pulpfiction: The Art of Paper at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and Lauren Rosenthal, Hand-Cut Paper at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ. In addition, Rosenthal has presented her work at several conferences focused on topics as wide- ranging as geography, American studies and new media. Her work is featured in Rethinking the Power of Maps by Denis Wood (Guilford Press, 2010), The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, edited by Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (Elsevier, 2010), and Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes by Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick (Prentice Hall, 2009). Permanent collections include the Charlotte Museum of History, Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, and the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA.

Further information: http://www.laurenrosenthalstudio.com/

SCCC Offers Certificate in Leadership Development

in Continuing Education, Home Page, News, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

This fall Skylands Professional Training will hold a specially designed seven-course series in Leadership Development.  Through practical, skills-based learning, participants will learn the theories, methods, and techniques to enable them to become more effective leaders.  Students who successfully complete all 7 courses will earn the Certificate in Leadership Development from Skylands Professional Training. Courses may also be taken individually based upon the students’ interests.

Each course takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and begins Friday, October 7 and concludes on Friday, December 16. The Leadership Certificate includes:

  • “Understanding Leadership Basics and Traits” on October 7
  • “Strengths-based Leadership” on October 21
  • “Developing Key Leadership Skills” on November 4
  • “Creating A Vision and Constructive Climate” on November 18
  • “Handling Conflict” on December 2
  • “Ethics In Leadership” on December 9
  • “Overcoming Obstacles in Leadership” on December 16

“For those looking to get a real grasp of leadership development and what it entails, this program provides that and more,” said Eve Azar, Vice President, Corporate and Continuing Education at Warren County Community College, “It’s great for those looking to break into the field and also for those already in the field but are looking to expand upon their knowledge.”

Over the duration of the series classes will cover topics such as, leadership traits, building a leadership profile, case studies of leadership, community building, effective communication, character and ethics, and Path-Goal Theory.

Each class costs $74. All classes take place at Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ, and run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This program is in partnership with Warren County Community College. For more information or to enroll call 908-689-7613.

9th Annual Skylander Race set for October 2

in Foundation, Home Page, News, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box

DSC_0033You can get a good workout and raise money for scholarships when Sussex County Community College (SCCC) hosts the 9th annual Skylander 5K and 10K Challenge on Sunday October 2 on the SCCC campus.

Both races begin at 9 am with packet pick-up starting at 7 am. Walkers and teams are encouraged to sign up, too! 

These two USATF-certified events will include a 10-kilometer race as well as a 5-kilometer event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sussex County Community College Foundation and student scholarships. The race is being sponsored by iHeartMEDIA and THORLABS.

“Many of our students can use financial assistance and by participating in this race you can help them attain their educational goals,” said Jessica Beutel, Assistant Director of Special Events at SCCC. “It’s a fun day for everyone involved.”

The 5K and 10K races follow the same route that will take participants through and around the beautiful SCCC campus. Runners will start in the upper campus and finish in front of the Connor Green in the campus center making for a fast “net” downhill run.  

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners, male and female SCCC students and the top three corporate and school teams. Additional awards will be given by 10 year age groups 7 to 80 plus. The awards witl be distributed at 10:30 a.m. with participants also enjoying refreshments and music underneath the Pavilion. 

Click here to register. The early registration fee is $20. until September 9, afterwards the fee is $25. SCCC and area students (K-12) can participate for $10. You can also register the day of the event.

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

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

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.

25th Annual Fine Art Students’ Exhibition

in Fine Arts, News, Performing Arts

One of the most anticipated events in the Sussex County Community College calendar, the Annual Fine Art Students’ Exhibition, will be installed from May 6 through June 20. Presented in the Art Gallery in Building C, this year’s exhibit features approximately one hundred works created by current SCCC students who are either art majors or have taken courses in the Department of Fine Arts.

This juried exhibition will highlight works from digital media, design, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and photography. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 6 from 6:00-8:00p.m. It is always well attended and has proven to be a wonderful night. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to showcase their artworks and creative endeavors within a professional event. The public is most welcome and encouraged to come and view works made by aspiring artists, covering a wide range of topics, materials, and methods.

The exhibition, for some of the students, is the culmination of their foundation work that can be a launching point for careers within the Art and Design fields.

During the Opening Reception refreshments will be served. A lively evening is guaranteed.

For more information, call 973-300-2144.

SCCC Student Production a Hilarious Look at Blind Dates

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Dating can be hard. Blind dates can even be harder. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother’s bridge partner, or a mime. The Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Club’s spring production of “Check Please, Check Please: Take 2, Check Please: Take 3”, follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse — until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel?

Club member and SCCC journalist, Taylor Turkington, attended the play’s auditions over a three-night span in February where dozens of actors auditioned on the college’s Performing Arts Center stage for parts in this year’s spring play. The club President, Abby Brader, said everyone loved the play when they first read it.

“When Vice President Megan Smaletz, showed everyone the play, the club immediately took to its comedy,” said Brader. “We were all unanimously excited and due to that, there was not much of a real decision when choosing the play,”

Stella Trikouros, Assistant Professor of Theatre/Communications and the group’s advisor, added, “This play has been produced totally by our SCCC Performing Arts/Theater Students. It is wonderful to see these talented students demonstrate their talents on stage and off to create a play production from audition to performance. The actors have been rehearsing vigorously over these past two months and cannot wait to bring laughter to the audience!”

“Check Please, Check Please: Take 2, Check Please: Take 3”, by Jonathan Rand, is a 3-act comedy.  It will be performed in the SCCC Performing Arts Theater on campus on Saturday April 23, 7 p.m., and Sunday April 24, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for SCCC students with ID.

The production is being directed by Connor Nelms of Sparta. Stage Manager is Dana Szalczinger of Wantage.

The cast includes Franklin Silverio (Newton), Melissa Marshal (Andover), Emma Cussati (Sparta), David Forman (Sparta), Erika Castro (Newton), Matt Dorniak (West Milford), Abby Brader (Ogdensburg), Alex McCully (Newton), Amanda Fantasia (Newton), Eric Fredricksen (Sparta), Nicole Shepard (Ogdensburg), Marcus Gomez (Wantage), Brittany Schroeder (Newton), Ariana Litteral (Franklin), Cassidy Zaruba (Newton), Megan Smaletz (Newton), Corey Gaskin (Wantage), Derya Demirtas (Sussex), Jessica Mortell (Sussex), Dovile Navickaite (Sparta), Amanda Wassel (Hamburg), Connor Dougherty. (Newton), Stephanie Penna (Blairstown), Rachael Sabhia (Sussex), Joilenni Silverio (Newton), Mark Witten (Sparta), and Joe Bennet (Stillwater).

Skylanders Military Appreciation Baseball Game

in Performing Arts, Veterans

Sussex County Community College prides itself on being a military-friendly college. The College works closely with veterans on a number of levels, assuring that they get the attention they need. In some cases, veterans need some extra assistance.

And so, the SCCC Skylanders baseball team is hosting a special Military Appreciation Game on Wednesday, April 20 at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, starting at 7 p.m. The Skylanders will face the Colts of SUNY Orange County Community College.

This event will be a fundraiser for the College’s Student Veterans Emergency Relief program (SVER). SVER provides emergency funds to student veterans at SCCC who need financial help in between semesters. Veterans receive a VA housing allowance of $2500 per month, but only when college is in session. SVER aids veterans with additional assistance for those veterans who qualify and are in need of housing, car payments, food, and other essentials when college is not in session.

“No other college in New Jersey offers anything like this,” said Mike DeVilliers, Veterans Services Coordinator at SCCC. “If we can step in and intervene so they can continue their education without interruption that’s great. Our goal is to get them to the finish line. If we can give them an emergency stipend during a gap in their lives it’s the least we can do.”

DeVilliers himself is a veteran, having served in the Army for 10 years in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere.

SVER is a program of the SCCC Foundation. For more information about the game or veterans’ services at SCCC, contact Mike DeVilliers at 973-300-2109.

To make a donation to SVER please visit: commerce.cashnet.com/sussexfoundationpay.

Show your American pride and  wear royal blue!

Between innings we will have

  • a t-shirt toss
  • a dizzy bat race
  • a ‘hero in the stands
  • other give-aways

SCCC Celebrates Earth Week

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To commemorate Earth Week, Sussex County Community College (SCCC) has partnered with the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group to plan an environmentally-themed event on April 19 for the students of SCCC and Halsted Street Middle School.

Throughout the event, Halsted students will rotate through a series of stations led by the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group, SCCC students and faculty, and Sussex County Clean Communities.  By participating in each station, students will learn about macroinvertebrate (aquatic insect) sampling to determine water quality, the importance of planting tree buffers along waterways for stream health, how to prevent non-point source pollution, the ecological benefits of recycling, and how to become a watershed steward at the local level.  During the afternoon, Halsted Middle School students will also participate in the annual campus litter clean-up and ceremonial tree planting organized by SCCC’s Biology Club and join SCCC students in a plant identification trail walk led by SCCC botany faculty and SCCC’s Adventure Club.

SCCC’s environmental science students will take an active role in educating the middle school students about the importance of protecting water quality in their home community.  This event will allow SCCC students to fulfill their service learning requirements by teaching the skills they have acquired in the classroom and in the field to younger students from Halsted Middle School.  Service learning provides college students with the opportunity to meet community needs by sharing the skills they have gained with others.  This event is unique in that it will connect college-aged students with middle school students from Newton, resulting in a sharing of experiences across different age groups.

Sussex County Community College and the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority-Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) are excited to plan this event to strengthen their partnership with the Town of Newton.  The April 19th event will be the first step in linking the SCCC student body to the water quality improvement mission of the WRWMG. Located at the headwaters of the Paulins Kill River, SCCC provides the perfect platform to implement green infrastructure projects on campus to improve the long-term water quality of the Paulins Kill Watershed.  The WRWMG looks forward to working alongside SCCC students to implement stormwater best management practices on campus in the coming months.

Thursday,  April 21: Climate Change Forum

As part of a Service Learning project for their Biology, and Environmental Studies classes, a group of Sussex County Community College students will lead a discussion forum on the subject of Climate Change and how it has impacted the planet and consequently the lives of everyone, and what can be done about the future as a result.

This event, to be held in the Student Center Theater at SCCC on Thursday, April 21 from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

The forum will be led by the students, and moderated by Dr. Dina Conde, Dr. Lori Colgan, and Professor Margaret Vyff, all members of the SCCC faculty.

As part of forum, guest speaker Alan Spector will talk about the “Benefits of Alternative Energy in Reducing Carbon Emissions”.

Agricultural Science and Botany students also volunteered to participate in this curriculum driven event. The students have actively researched several topics related to Climate Change throughout the semester and are preparing for the forum under the guidance of their instructors. Their findings and what they have learned will be shared with the college community and the community at large to fulfill their Service Learning and curriculum requirements.

The impact of climate change on agriculture, biodiversity, human health, and weather patterns will be presented.  What the future holds and what people can do to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on the planet will also be discussed.

Annual Golf Outing to support student athletes

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GOLF OUTING
Monday, May 2nd
Ballyoween Golf Club

There are golf outings and then there are golf outings!  Sussex County Community College’s 21st Annual Golf Outing always falls into the “Wow” category. A lot of fun, and for a good cause. This year’s much anticipated outings tees off on Monday, May 2, at the Ballyowen Golf Club in Hardyston.

This event is an important part of SCCC’s dedication to lifelong learning and community enrichment, helping the Athletic Department fulfill its commitment to providing a quality collegiate athletic experience for students while enhancing the spirit and energy on campus.  The Skylanders Annual Golf Outing has a long tradition of community patronage to generate critical resources to support student athletes at SCCC.

Cost per golfer is $200 ($800 for a foursome). The Golf Outing begins with check in and breakfast at 7:30, and then a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and an awards ceremony will take place following golf.

Top  sponsors for this year’s golf outing are Sussex Bank and iHeart Media.

To register directly for golf or to become a sponsor, go to https://commerce.cashnet.com/sussexfoundationpay.

For additional information, please contact the SCCC Foundation at 973-300-2121 or send an email to foundation@sussex.edu.  You can also learn more about the event by visiting www.sussex.edu/golfouting.