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Fish n’ Chips Dinner to Support Veterans

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) Veterans Office will be holding their annual  Fish n’ Chips dinner on Saturday, December 2 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The event will be on the SCCC Campus in Newton, NJ.

This Veterans’ Fish n’ Chips dinner is sponsored by the SCCC Foundation.  Proceeds from this event will benefit SCCC Student Veterans Emergency Relief (SVER) program.

Tastefully British will be preparing the meal for the evening. The dinner includes a fish and chips dinner along with soft drinks. Adult tickets will include beer and wine. The SCCC Veterans’ Club will be on hand to assist in serving the meals and with the 50/50 raffle.

Ticket prices are $25 for adults; $15 for veterans or SCCC students; and $15 for children 17 and under.  Groups of 10 or more will receive $3 off (adult price only). Take out is also available. Tickets can be purchased by visiting sussex.edu/fishnchips.

For more information about this event or any of the veteran services offered at Sussex County Community College please contact the Veterans Services Coordinator at 973.300.2109.

SCCC to showcase Contemporary Artist

in Fine Arts, News, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

Sussex County Community College’s Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary art by Autumn T. Thomas.  The ‘Suite of Subjective Juncture’ exhibit will be on display from September 11 through October 13. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

Autumn creates new forms and imagery through the marriage of two contrasting materials; handmade paper and forged metals. The materials become a metaphor for the Black body, speaking to vulnerability and tenacity, respectively. Gallery Coordinator, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, says, “in her work, the artist attempts to challenge common perceptions and generate a dialogue in order to challenge misconceptions that can lead to racial bias.” Her prints, artists’ books, and installations reference trompe l’oeil – a French term meaning “deceive the eye”, under the auspices of finding a common entry point into the difficult conversation about race relations.

Autumn T. Thomas (b. 1978, Mansfield, OH), lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She creates artist’s books and interdisciplinary prints that take a critical view of cultural, social, and political issues. She is currently a resident Artist Fellow at Peter’s Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey. A veteran of the US Air Force, Autumn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a recent graduate from The University of the Arts’ Book Arts + Printmaking Master of Fine Art Program in Philadelphia.

The Art Gallery at Sussex County Community College is open to the community and free of charge, all are welcome.

Rockin’ for Colin

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Saturday, September 23
1:00 – 6:00 pm
SCCC Pavilion

A day of music, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit the Colin Mackey Memorial Scholarship.

Featuring:
• Joel Paterson
• Jungle Jazz Initiative
• JP Hestson
• Zack Fisher
• Jean Pool

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at SCCC on Sept. 11

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A ceremony remembering the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) in Newton on Monday September 11th at 9 am at the College’s 9/11 Memorial on the Connor Green.

Residents and college students are invited to attend the annual ceremony where each year we join with hundreds of other communities across America in remembrance and prayer. We will gather and reflect upon the innocent lives of those that were killed; we will pay solemn tribute to those that heroically sacrificed their own lives to save thousands of others; and, we’ll remember all those that helped in the rescue-recovery efforts that followed at Ground Zero.

The Sheriff’s Honor Guard as well as area Police, Fire and EMS first responders will be in attendance. Local vocalists and bagpipers will also bring their talents to the remembrance ceremony.

The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event organized at SCCC by members of the Sussex County PBA Local #138. For more information on the ceremony, please contact Ptl. Mahir Kaylani or Ptl. Edward Sperling at the Newton Police Dept. (973)383-2525.

 

Drama Geek Studios

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Drama Geek Studios presents your favorite plays and musicals in SCCC’s Performing Arts Center.

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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