Personal Enrichment

Retirement Planning Today

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This course will be given in two informative and entertaining sessions. Click on the title above for detailed information.
Now offered at three Stockton University locations!!

Audience: Pre-retirees and retirees ages 55 to 70    
Cost: $59  
 
Instructor: Louis T. Barberio, III

Atlantic City

Thursdays
November 14 & 21, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Hammonton

Saturdays
November 16 & 23, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesdays
November 19 & 26, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Manahawkin

Thursdays
December 5 & 12, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

 

 

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Brilliant Birdsong

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Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hammonton, Kramer Hall
Room: 201

Instructor: Joshua Gant
Cost: $40
Description: Have you ever sat outside and just listened to the birds singing? If you would like to add a new level to your outdoor experiences than this is the course for you. You will learn the basics of bird song and some songs that you can hear in your own backyard.

This workshop combines both classroom and field experience. Begins in the classroom and then travel to Batsto to apply your new skills. You will drive on your own. This is a rain or shine event. Batsto: 31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton NJ 08037.

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Birdwatching and Photography Essentials: How to Become a Better Birder and Bird Photographer

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Date: Tuesdays, January 14 - February 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Field Trip Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 (FOUL weather date: Sunday, February 23, 2020)
Field Trip Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Tuesdays: Manahawkin
**Saturday Field Trip: Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Instructor: Susan Puder
Cost: $150
Description: Join Susan Puder, nature and wildlife photographer with over 30 years’ experience and avid birder, as she introduces birding basics and build upon your knowledge of bird identification, spring migration, raptors of NJ, and birding year-round in New Jersey as well as how to take better photographs of birds. This six-week class concludes with a field trip to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge so participants can practice their new birding and photography skills. This class is designed for people new to birding or want to increase their knowledge for identification and locating birds in New Jersey. Class size limited.

**Participants should bring their own field guides to benefit the most from this class**

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Photography with Dave Griffin: Intermediate Techniques

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Dates: Saturdays, January 25 - February 8, 2020
   • January 25: Intermediate Camera Functions
   • February 1: Intermediate Capturing Techniques
   • February 8: Intermediate Lighting, Speedlight Flash & Photo Editing

Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Cost: $129.00
**Early Bird Discount: Register by January 3rd to recieve $10 off
**Coupon Code: EARLYPHOTO

Description:This interactive course is designed to broaden digital image capturing, teach manual DSLR camera mechanics, explore intermediate light and shadow properties, and apply web-based editing software to enhance images. Our experienced instructor, Dave Griffin, uses hands-on, global perspectives to help students work from the basics of “taking a picture” to conceptually “telling a story”.  Each class in this series will develop technical skills and expand the vision of the participant’s photos. “Intermediate Photography” is ideal for small business owners, marketing & social media administrators, real estate professionals, “foodie” photographers, and individuals who have taken an introductory photography course and wish to broaden their skills to the next level. Participants must provide their own DSLR digital camera. Basic flash equipment is strongly suggested, but not required.
Instructor: Dave Griffin 

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Transformational Wellness

Dates: Mondays, January 27 - February 17, 2020
   • January 27: Transformational Breath
   • February 3: Nutritional for Wellness
   • February 10: Yoga & Meditation for Beginners
   • February 17: Reiki & Energy for Beginners
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Room: TBA
Cost: $35 each session or $135 for the series (Use coupon code: 4 COURSES for series discount)
Instructor:Kathy Smith
Description:New year, new you! The new year is a time of energy, growth, and action. Join us for our Transformational Wellness Series, featuring holistic approaches to Transformational Breath, Nutrition, Yoga, Meditation and Reiki Energy. These dynamic and powerful workshops will leave you feeling refreshed physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. 

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The Seven Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness

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Dates: Thursdays, January 30 – March 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Room: TBA
Cost: $250
Stockton Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Cost: $195 (Use coupon code SAVE STOCK)
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 
Description: This 8-week course will explore the attitudinal foundations that support our formal practice of mindfulness meditation. In this experiential course you’ll develop a deeper understanding and practical application of these valuable attitudes. A great way to continue, inspire and strengthen the benefits gained from MBSR.

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

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Dates: Fridays, January 31 – March 27, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
*Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Full-day retreat*
Retreat Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*
Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Room: TBA
Cost: $399
Stockton Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Cost: $344 (Use coupon code STOCK SAVE)
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

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Basic Life Support (BLS) & First Aid

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Dates: 
    First Aid- Monday, March 23, 2020 → 6 - 9 PM
    Basic Life support (BLS)
- Wednesday, March 25, 2020 → 6 - 10 PM

Cost:
    
First Aid—$39.00
    Basic Life Support—$89.00
    Register for Both—$115.00*
**To register for both programs and receive a 10% discount please call us (609) 652 4227**
**Seating limited**

Instructor: Dan Hickson
Location: Stockton University, 3711 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 

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AC Walking Tour Series

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Dates: Sundays, March 29 - April 26, 2020
   • March 29: Lower Chelsea 

   April 5: Ventnor 
   April 19: Margate
   April 26: Longport

Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Starting points vary- Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $22 each tour or $75 for series (Use coupon code: AC SERIES for series discount)

Description: The AC Walking Tour Series allows participants to actively experience the historical landmarks, events, and sub-cultures of Atlantic City. Our Spring 2020 guided tours - led by AC Historian and Stockton Adjunct Professor Dr. Levi Fox - will explore the “Downbeach” neighborhoods of Lower Chelsea, Ventnor, Margate and Longport.  Bring your walking shoes and water bottle, as each tour will cover between 2 to 3 miles of parks, city streets, and the boardwalk. 

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French Conversation for Adults

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Dates: Thursdays, April 2 - May 21, 2020
Time:
6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City Academic Building

Room: TBA
Cost: $225
Description: This course introduces the French language to adults. Conducted in dual French and English by a French-speaking instructor, class sessions include learning techniques with the adult in mind. Techniques of this course include relying on words common to French and English, practicing conversations and selecting the right expressions for personal needs - such as travel, business, friendship, and culture. Open to all skill levels. This series does not carry academic credits, but participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

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Currently in Session:

Photography Essentials with Dave Griffin

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Dates: Saturdays, November 2 - November 16, 2019
   • November 2: Introduction to Digital Photography
   • November 9: Capturing Digital Images
   • November 16: Editing Digital Images

Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Cost: $109.00
Description:
Whether you use a smartphone or high powered digital camera, our instructor will teach participants how to capture and edit quality images. This class is ideal for amateur photographers, marketing and social media professionals, and anyone looking to take better pictures. Participants must bring their own camera or smart phone.

Instructor: Dave Griffin 


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

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Dates: Thursdays, September 26 – November 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
*Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Full-day retreat*
Retreat Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*
Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Room: C007
Cost: $399
Stockton Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Cost: $344
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.


Past Sessions:

How to Make Wine

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Stockton Atlantic City
Room: Fannie Lou Hamer Room
Cost: $35
Description: Learn to make red wine at home with our 3-hour interactive workshop taught by local winemaker Scott Quarella of Bellview Winery, Landisville, NJ. This course will feature step-by-step instructions of the process of home-based wine creation, supplies and materials required, the bottling process, and safety protocol. During the workshop, an educational wine tasting will be conducted to show the differences in wine through the aging process. All participants must be 21 or older to register, and ID will be verified at the event.


Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat

Dates: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Room: Campus Center Board of Trustees Room (BOT)
Cost: $50
Description: Come Home to Yourself. Take a break from the busyness of your life. In this one day meditation and yoga retreat we delve into these practices. Alternating sitting meditation with mindful yoga. Some experience with both is suggested as you will get the most out of it by fully participating. There will be a break for lunch. You may want to bring food to maintain the retreat atmosphere. Bring a yoga mat, a cushion if you have one, a blanket, any props, dress comfortably in layers for your comfort. Please do not wear scented products, be please be considerate of others if you have a cold.
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.


AC Walking Tour Series

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Dates: Sundays, September 15, 22, 29, 2019
   • September 15: Veterans Heritage Tour

   September 22: Ducktown Revitalization Tour
   September 29: Louisa Mack’s LGBT Tour

Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Starting points vary- Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $25 each tour

Description: Experience the historical landmarks, events, and sub-cultures of Atlantic City with our Walking Tour Series. Guided tours led by AC Historian and Stockton Adjunct Professor Dr. Levi Fox, will explore three different themes in three different AC Neighborhood - Chelsea, Ducktown and the “Orange-Loop”. Bring your walking shoes and water bottle, as each tour will cover between 2 to 3 miles of parks, city streets and the boardwalk. All tours start and end in the same location. 


Digital Photography with Jack Mazzeo

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Spring dates will be availble soon. Call (609) 652-4227 to be added to the inquiry list.

 

Beginner Digital Photography

Description: 

  • Learn the fundamentals to use a digital camera
  • Some important information about the history of photography
  • Learn the difference between f.stops and shutter speeds and how they complement each other
  • Digital file keeping
  • Explaining depth of field in relationship to different lenses

Intermediate Digital Photography

Description:

  • Advanced techniques using exposure to achieve different photo effects
  • Demonstration of shutter speeds and aperture controls
  • Use of additional strobe lighting
  • Composition and point of interest subject matter in the photo
  • Use of natural lighting indoors and outdoors

Advanced Digital Photography

Description:

  • Enhancing photos by retouching and color correcting
  • Advanced lighting techniques by using and subtractive lighting
  • Lighting ratios
  • Posing of the face and body to show a person’s best features
  • The advanced class will be photographing models.

"Explore the Ocean" Lecture Series

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Dates: Tuesdays, August 6 - August 27, 2019
   •  Tuesday, Aug. 6: “Coastal Bay Oysters Recycling for Restoration” featuring Steve Evert, Stockton Marine Field Station Manager and Dr. Christine Thompson, Assistant Professor of Marine Science
   • Tuesday, Aug. 13: “Migratory Fishes and the NJ Coast” featuring Dr. Mark Sullivan, Associate Professor of Marine Science
   • Tuesday, Aug. 20: “Exploring the Deep Sea Using Underwater Technology” featuring Dr. Tara Luke, Professor of Biology
   • Tuesday, Aug. 27: “Deep Ocean Shipwrecks: Exploring Where No One Has Gone Before” featuring Steve Nagiewicz, Adjunct Professor Marine Science & Marine Archeologist 

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: 
Stockton University, Atlantic City
Cost:
$20 each session

DescriptionLearn more about current exploration research, underwater robotics and the marine life of the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City’s surrounding waterways.  Experts from Stockton’s Marine Science program and Coastal Research Center will be providing life-long learning lectures and discussion sessions directly from their research and areas of specialization. 


"Boardwalk Empire & Beyond": An Atlantic City Lecture Series

Dates: Tuesdays, July 16, 23 & 30,  2019
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City
Cost: $20 each session
Discount for Series: $55 for series of 3

Description: “Boardwalk Empire and Beyond” Lecture Series will review the unique history of Atlantic City and how it has shaped our modern era.  Expert presenters will concentrate on three topics, “The Northside and Social Movement”, “Tourism and Entertainment”, and “Politics and Power”. Each session will be scheduled for 90 minutes, with 1 hour for lecture and 30 minutes for participant dialogue/questions.

Week 1:Tuesday, July 16, 2019
“The Northside and Social Movements”
Ralph Hunter, Founder & President of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

Week 2: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
“Tourism and Entertainment"

Heather Perez, Stockton University Special Collections Librarian and Atlantic City Historian

Week 3:Tuesday, July 30, 2019
“Power and Politics”
Nelson Johnson, retired Atlantic County Superior Court Judge and author of “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City”


Poker: Improving Your Hold 'Em Game

Dates: 
  
• Monday, July 15, 2019: General Poker Strategies
   • Wednesday, July 17, 2019:
Strategies for Tournament Play
Time:
7 - 9 p.m.

Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Room: TBD
Cost: $50 each session OR $90 for both 
**Coupon Code: POKER10

Description: Whatever your poker level ― novice, intermediate, or expert ― you can always sharpen your Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Game. These interactive sessions will feature various skills, strategies, and live game play to enhance your chances at the table.


Craft Beverage Workshop

Learn to Homebrew Beer ♦ Happy Hour ♦ Panel
     Segment of AC Beer and Music Festival

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City Campus
Cost: $45.00
**Cost includes all 3 programs**

**Participants must be 21 years of age or older**