MAHG Events

The Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program is proud to offer the following programs to our students and community.

Upcoming Events - Spring 2021


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Thursday, May 6, 2021 – MAHG Capstone Presentations, 2:30 – 6:00 pm – Online via Zoom

Join the spring 2021 MAHG graduates Amy Fagin, Jean Paul Iranzi,  Allison Kisielis, Theresa McMackin, and Timar Shevlin for presentations on their final capstone and thesis research. 

 Join with Zoom Meeting ID: 912 0849 1101


Past Events


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: Commemoration and Panel Discussion, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Online via Zoom

In commemoration of the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Visual Arts and Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies programs at Stockton University are pleased to present a panel discussion among several Armenian authors, artists and scholars. Featured speakers include: Allan Arpajian and Susan Arpajian Jolley, authors of Out of My Great Sorrows: The Armenian Genocide and Artist Mary Zakarian; Dr. Asya Darbinyan, Visiting Research Scholar at Clark University; artists Diana Markosian and Silvina der Meguerditchian. This commemoration is generously supported by the following sponsors at Stockton University: The School of General Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor, Jewish Studies Minor, Judge Gerald and Claire Weinstein Professorship in Jewish Studies fund, Migration Studies Minor, and the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center.  


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Panel Discussion: The Weaponization of Discourse: Israel/Palestine, Antisemitism, and Free Speech on Campus – with Kenneth S. Stern and Joyce Ajlouny, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Online via Zoom

In collaboration with Congregation Rodeph Shalom (Philadelphia, PA) and the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University, the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program presents a panel discussion with Kenneth S. Stern, Director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate at Bard College, and Joyce Ajlouny, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, on the weaponization of the discourse on antisemitism.

Missed the event? Watch the recording here: 

 


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Monday, April 5, 2021 Virtual Yom HaShoah 2021: Meet Holocaust Survivors via Zoom and Hear Their Life Stories 7:00 - 8:00 pm (EDT) – Online via Zoom

Please join us for this year's virtual Yom HaShoah Service for 2021 with Stockton University's Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies (1999-2000), Dr. Michael Berenbaum, and Holocaust survivors: Maud Dahme, Betty Grebenschikoff, Laura Oberlener, and Rosalie Simon. The event will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (EDT), online via Zoom. Please contact Gail Rosenthal for more information at 609-652-4699.

A recording of this event will be available shortly 


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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – Right to Truth: Envisioning Truth and Justice in the United States: A Community Conversation, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Online via Zoom

In honor of the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and Dignity of Victims, this event will facilitate a dialogue with community leaders, students, and faculty about what  a "right to truth" means to them and what they envision a “right to truth” process in the US would look like. Community organizations will also discuss the importance of truth in an age of disinformation and the justice initiatives and processes they envision that can confront historical (and recent) human rights violations in the US. To learn more about “Right to Truth,” visit: un.org 


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Thursday, March 25, 2021 – Lecture and Panel Discussion: "Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism" presented by Dr. Jelena Subotić, 4:30 - 6:00 pm – Online via Zoom

Join the MAHG program for a lecture with Dr. Jelena Subotić, Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Dr. Subotić will discuss Holocaust memory in Eastern Europe after communism and the appropriation of Holocaust memory, symbols, and imagery. Following the lecture Dr. Christina Morus, Associate Professor of Communication & Genocide Studies at Stockton University and Dr. Anat Plocker, Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies at Stockton University, will join in conversation with Dr. Subotić to discuss key issues and answer audience questions.


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Friday, March 19, 2021 – MAHG Faculty-Student book discussion of Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism by Dr. Jelena Subotić, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Online via Zoom

Join the MAHG program for a discussion of Dr. Jelena Subotić’s book Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism. Students are welcome to join the discussion. MAHG students who would like to attend and are in need of a copy of the book should put in a request with the MAHG Society. Please e-mail mahg@stockton.edu to request a book. 


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Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Book Review Event: Through the Lens of Now: Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes from my Father's German Village with Dr. Mimi Schwartz and Dr. Rivka Weinstein, 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm – Online via Zoom

The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center presents a conversation with Dr. Mimi Schwartz, an award-winning author, educator, and Stockton University Professor Emerita in Writing. From 1980-2005, Dr. Schwartz was a faculty member in Stockton University’s School of General Studies.  Dr. Rivka Weinstein, who grew-up in Germany after WWII, will lead a conversation with Dr. Schwartz, sharing perspectives on being a neighbor in the 1930s and today. Professor Mimi Schwartz first wrote about her father’s German village during WWII. Now 12 years after her first book about the impact of the rise of Nazism for her father’s Jewish family in a village in Germany, she has written a new book, Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My Father’s German Village. Mimi Schwartz will share a new perspective of looking through the lens of now by connecting with a neighbor of her family whose diary chronicles daily life in the village in the 1930s and the power of being a good neighbor. 

Cosponsors include: Milton & Betty Katz JCC, MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at Stockton University, School of Arts and Humanities at Stockton Universiy, and the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage

A recording for this event will be available shortly. 


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Monday, March 8, 2021 – MAHG Ph.D. Colloquium with MAHG alumna Tiara N. Yahnian-Murta, 4:30 – 6:00 pm – Online via Zoom

MAHG students interested in applying to a Ph.D. program are encouraged to join a discussion with MAHG faculty and MAHG alumna, Tiara N. Yahnian-Murta. Tiara graduated from the MAHG program in December 2020. She applied and was accepted to six doctoral programs and will pursue a Ph.D. in History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst beginning in Fall 2021. Current students will have the opportunity to learn more about the application process and to ask questions.


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Thursday, February 25, 2021 – Panel Discussion: Advancing Holocaust Studies, 4:30 – 6:00 pm – Online via Zoom

In collaboration with the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the MAHG program will host a panel discussion with some of the leading scholars in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies field! Co-editors of Advancing Holocaust Studies (2020) Dr. John Roth and Dr. Carol Rittner will join in conversation with contributors Dr. Debórah Dwork, Dr. Lisa Leff, and Dr. James Young. 


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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 –Sergeant Leon Bass During World War II in Nazi-Occupied Europe, 4:30 – 5:15 pm – Online via Zoom

In honor of Black History Month, the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center is pleased to announce a Zoom presentation on Dr. Leon Bass on Wednesday, February 17th. The presentation “Sergeant Leon Bass During World War II in Nazi-Occupied Europe,” will focus on the life story of Dr. Leon Bass, who joined the U.S. Army during World War II and was a liberator of the Buchenwald concentration camp. As an 18 year old African American soldier, he encountered the brutal realities of racism in the United States Armed Forces. Decades later, Dr. Bass used his experiences to teach high school students about the consequences of racism.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – Book Discussion with Azmat Ashraf, author of Refugee: Unsettled as I Roam: My Endless Search for a Home, 4:30 – 6:00 pm – Online via Zoom 

Join the MAHG program and the Migration Studies minor program for an online book discussion with author Azmat Ashraf.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2021A Personal Account: Looking Back at the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Ceremony – 4:30 - 5:30 PM – Online via Zoom

The MAHG program is proud to cosponsor this event hosted by the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University. Doug Cervi, Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and Adjunct Professor at Stockton University, will discuss his experiences in Kraków, Poland at the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz last January (2020). Professor Cervi attended the gathering with Holocaust survivors David Wisnia and Rosalie Simon. 

This event is cosponsored by the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Minor in Jewish Studies at Stockton University. 

 


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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – Book Discussion with Khatchig Mouradian, author of The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915- 1918, with discussant, Dr. Henry Theriault, 7:30 pm – Online via Zoom

In collaboration with Worcester State University, the MAHG program and the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center will cosponsor a book launch event for Khatchig Mouradian’s newest publication The Resistance Network. Dr. Henry Theriault, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Worcester State University, will discuss the book with Khatchig Mouradian, author and lecturer at Columbia University, and answer audience questions.  

Watch a recording of this event here:


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Monday, December 14, 2020 – Fall 2020 MAHG Capstone Presentations, 5:00 - 7:00 PM – Online via Zoom 

Join MAHG students Paulina McCaluso, Gabriele Morgan, and Tiara Soares Murta for presentations on their final Capstone research. Topics include Holocaust memory, media repsentation of the Rohingya Genocide, Holocaust literature in public education, and an exploration of post-conflict discourse on the Holocaust. 

*Zoom information for this event will be available soon*


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – Lecture: “Holocaust Horror,” with Dr. Kobi Kabalek of Pennsylvania State University, 12:00pm – Online via Zoom

Join the MAHG program for “Holocaust Horror,” a lecture presented by Dr. Kobi Kabalek, Assistant Professor of Holocaust, Visual, German, and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Kabalek will examine the portrayal of vampires, demons, and other supernatural monsters within written and visual Holocaust survivor testimony and discuss the origins, functions, and meanings of portraying the Holocaust as a “horror tale come true.”

**Join online via Zoom with Meeting ID: 931 8232 5469


 

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - THE ANNUAL IDA E KING MEMORIAL LECTURE
Remembering Kristallnacht 82 Years Ago (November 9 – 10, 1938): “HIDING PLACES DURING THE HOLOCAUST: NETWORKS OF SOLIDARITY UNCOVERED”

Dr. Dienke Hondius, Ida E King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies (Spring 2020)will present the latest findings of the “Mapping Hiding Places Research Project,” including Stockton University student research. This historical project presents findings on where and how Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe found hiding places. All can share and contribute knowledge about this topic in Holocaust Studies.

**Join online via Zoom with Meeting ID: 975 9510 2922


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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – Screening of The Voices of Rohingya Refugees and Discussion with Dr. Srobana Bhattacharya of Georgia Southern University, 6:00 - 8:00pm –Online via Zoom

Dr. Srobana Bhattacharya, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Georgia Southern University will present her documentary film, The Voices of Rohingya Refugees followed by a lecture on Rohingya refugees and ethnic violence. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Bhattacharya questions following the screening and lecture. This event is supported by the following sponsors: Global Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Migration Studies Minor, Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center.

 


 

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Thursday, October 29, 2020Film screening: There Were Good People...Doing Extraordinary Deeds: Leo Ullman's Story and Panel Discussion4:00 - 5:45 pmOnline via Zoom 

Stockton Communication Studies Speaker Spotlight 2020, in cooperation with the Stockton History club and Historical Studies program presents a film screening of There Were Good People...Doing Extraordinary Deeds: Leo Ullman's Story. After the film, Communication Studies Teaching Specialist Toby Rosenthal will lead a panel discussion with Holocaust Survivor, Leo Ullman, Coordinator of the Historical Studies program and the Director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center. 

 **Join online via Zoom with Meeting ID: 971 8002 5907 and Password: FILM (all UPPERCASE)

 


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Friday, October 23, 2020 – Book Discussion: Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity by Ersula Ore, 11:00am - 1:00pm – Online via Zoom

Join MAHG faculty for a discussion of Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity by Ersula Ore, Lincoln Professor of Ethics in the School of Social Transformation and assistant professor of African and African American studies and rhetoric at Arizona State University.

Stay tuned for Zoom information for this event.


 

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 – Globalization Lecture Series with Dr. Lauren Balasco, “The Global Impact of COVID-19 on Human Rights,” 4:30pm – Online via Zoom

Dr. Lauren Balasco, Assistant Professor of Political Science and affiliated MAHG faculty at Stockton University will discuss the global impact of COVID-19 on human rights. This lecture is sponsored by the Office of Global Engagement at Stockton University. Visit their website for more information about the Globalization Lecture Series and other events: https://stockton.edu/global-engagement/index.html 

Watch the full lecture here or on our YouTube channel


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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – Historical Studies Distinguished Historian Lecture with Dr. Johnathan Wiesen, “From Birmingham to Berlin: Racial Terror Lynching and Public Violence in the United States and Nazi Germany,” 4:30-5:45pm – Online via Zoom

Join the School of Arts and Humanities at Stockton University for a lecture presented by Dr. Jonathan Wiesen, Professor and Chair of the Department of History at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. This event is sponsored by Historical Studies and the American Democracy Project/Political Engagement Project.


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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Online Lecture and Zoom session: "Self-Help During the Armenian Genocide: Recovering Refugee Voices," presented by post-doctoral Fellow in Holocaust and Genocide studies at Stockton University, Dr. Asya Darbinyan  

In commemoration of the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, Hughes Center for Public Policy, and Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center present an evening of Armenian culture and remembrance. Dr. Asya Darbinyan, Post-Doctoral Fellow of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University, will present a lecture entitled “Self-Help during the Armenian Genocide: Recovering Refugee Voices.” 

On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 join us for a live discussion with Dr. Asya Darbinyan to discuss and answer questions about her lecture. Click "View full Event flyer" button below for more details! 

The lecture will be available for viewing starting at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Watch here, or join us on Facebook or YouTube to watch!

We hope you can join us! Please email mahg@stockton.edu with any questions. 


 

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Monday, March 9, 2020 - Film Screening and Panel Discussion - The Prosecutors - Campus Center Theatre, 6:30 pm 

The Stockton American Democracy Project/Political Engagement Project, the Global Studies minor, the Master of arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program, Model United Nations and Amnesty International at Stockton University present a screening of the documentary film The Prosecutors. The film documents the story of three lawyers who are fighting to end impunity of sexual violence during war, focusing on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Columbia and others. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring MAHG faculty Dr. Lauren Balasco and Dr. Christina Morus! Dr. Balasco and Dr. Morus will be joined by Dr. Tina Zappile and Political Science student Mariam Eskandar.


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - MAHG Society fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings!

Help support the MAHG program and the MAHG Society at Buffalo Wild Wings (431 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey). Proceeds go to MAHG programming support, student trips, conference fees, student research-related travel, and more! The fundraiser runs from 11:00 am to 11:30 pm!

We hope you can join us! Please call the Holocaust Resource Center with any questions: 609-652-4699 or email mahg@stockton.edu

Please bring the event flyer with you and present to your server:

 

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Lecture with Dr. Monika Rice 

Dr. Monika Rice will visit Stockton University on Thursday, February 13th to present a lecture on Jewish experiences in post-WWII Poland. Dr. Rice is Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Gratz College (Philadelphia, PA), where she also serves as the Director of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies programs (MA & PhD). All are invited to join the Master of arts in holocaust and Genocide Studies program for this lecture! Online students can join via Zoom.

We hope you can join us! Please call the Holocaust Resource Center with any questions: 609-652-4699 or email mahg@stockton.edu


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - MAHG Career Colloquium

Join the MAHG program for a presentation by Patrick Burns from the Stockton University Career Center and from recent MAHG alumni who are now working in the field! Participants will be able to ask questions about job searching, applications, interviewing and more. Light refreshments will be served. All are invited to join the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program for this program! Online students can join via Zoom.

We hope you can join us! Please call the Holocaust Resource Center with any questions: 609-652-4699 or email mahg@stockton.edu 

 


 

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - MAHG Capstone Presentations - Holocaust Resource Center Classroom - 4:30 pm 

Join the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program and MAHG students Elisa DeSimone, Jade Pietroluongo, Cynthia Ruggerio, and Cara Starkes-Thapa for their final Capstone presentations. 

We hope you can join us! Please call the Holocaust Resource Center with any questions: 609-652-4699 or email mahg@stockton.edu 


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - MAHG Colloquium: Conference Submissions and Presentations - Holocaust Resource Center Classroom - 4:30 pm 

Join the MAHG faculty and MAHG students Lexi Poston and Theresa McMackin for an information session about conference submissions and presentations. Both students attended and presented at the Biannual International Association of Genocide Scholars conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  Lexi and Theresa will discuss their experience in applying, traveling, and presenting at the conference. 

Resources for writing conference proposals and a list of Calls for Papers (CfP) will be available. 

We hope you can join us! Please call the Holocaust Resource Center with any questions: 609-652-4699 or email mahg@stockton.edu 


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Friday, October 18, 2019 – Panel Discussion: Immigration, Refugees, and Responses to State Violence – Stockton University Atlantic City - Residential Complex, Room B120 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm 

Lucia de los Angeles Diaz Genao will join Stockton University faculty and students and Atlantic City community members in conversation about ongoing issues of immigration, the status of refugees, and state violence in Mexico and the United States. Following the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to network and meet with local community organizations and Stockton University organizations. Online students can join via Zoom.

We hope you can join us! Please call the Holocaust Resource Center with any questions: 609-652-4699 or email mahg@stockton.edu 


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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Lecture: "Mothers in Search for their Missing Children" with Lucía de los Ángeles Díaz Genao - Campus Center Meeting Room 5 - 4:30 pm 

We are pleased to welcome Lucía de los Ángeles Díaz Genao to our campus on Thursday (10/17) and Friday (10/18). Lucia is a founding member of “Colectivo Solecito de Veracruz,” a grassroots group of mothers searching for kidnapped children in Veracruz, Mexico. Since 2013, Lucia has been raising awareness about state and drug trafficking-related violence and kidnappings in Veracruz. “Colectivo Solecito de Veracruz” was responsible for discovering one of the largest mass graves in Mexico. We look forward to hearing her speak about her experiences.  Lucia will share her story with the Stockton community.

Watch Lucía's full lecture here:


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Monday, October 7, 2019 - MAHG Society Movie Night: The Silence of Others - Holocaust Resource Center Classroom - 6 pm 

The film, "The Silence of Others," focuses on the victims and survivors of General Francisco Franco's 40-year dictatorship in Spain as they try to organize a lawsuit against Spain (in Argentina). The film also talks about the Spanish Amnesty Act of 1977 that granted amnesty to all political prisoners in Spain and amnesty for crimes committed under Franco's dictatorship. The film screening is free and open to the public, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. The screening will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center. The film screening is sponsored by the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (M.A.H.G.) Society, the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, and Stockton UNIDOS. The screening of the film was made possible by PBS and POV - a production of American Documentary, INC. 

We hope you can join us! Please call the Holocaust Resource Center with any questions: 609-652-4699 or email mahg@stockton.edu