Stockton News - April 20, 2018



Sign Up for Active Intruder Training

Active Intruder Training is available to all students, faculty and staff. Stockton University Police runs the training sessions as classroom presentations or in office areas of departments and schools. The training sessions, which last up to two hours, include an active shooter video and a series of scenarios that focus on steps individuals should take in the event of an active intruder on campus. Takeaways include understanding the difference between  “shelter in place” and “lockdown,” as well as the “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT” response during an active intruder situation.

“If you don’t prepare ahead of time, panic sets in,” Interim Chief of Police Cindy Parker explained. “We do these realistic scenarios where we walk through the steps to take, so individuals know how to respond not just at Stockton, but anywhere an active intruder situation might unfold. We want members of our University community to be able think what they would do ahead of time, so they know what is expected.”

If you are interested in setting up a training session for your class or office, email to set up a date and time.

Atomic Force Microscope Provides Closer Look at Semiconductor Fabrication

Atomic Microscope

University researchers are developing semiconductors that require only sunlight and water to produce hydrogen as a renewable energy source.

But the materials that Assistant Professor of Chemistry Wooseok Ki (pictured far right) and his students are working with are invisible to the naked eye.

This obstacle was overcome with help from Jason Shulman, associate professor of Physics (pictured center), who employed Stockton’s new Atomic Force Microscope to get a closer look.

Stockton Stories: Looking Back & Moving Forward

Stockton Stories 50th Presentation

On April 18, Director of the South Jersey Culture History Center
Thomas Kinsella, Professor Emeritus of Literature Ken Tompkins, and students in this spring’s 50th Anniversary Internship shared their progress and future goals for the Stockton’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration Project, entitled “Stockton's Stories: Looking Back & Moving Forward.”

Kinsella and Tompkins, who are serving as co-chairs of the University-wide committee, had established the internship with the objective to share Stockton’s history with alumni, students and the general public.
Marissa Manzo, outreach intern, worked on developing questions for alumni and ways to get alumni stories. Laura Cranwell, archival research intern, digitized photos from Stockton’s archive. Taylor Morelli, public relations intern, focused on developing the logo and content for social media. Asia Elzey, video editor intern, worked on converting dance performance footage into digital files. Sarah Galzerano, web content development intern, developed stories on aspects of Stockton`s history for the website. Courtney Stewart, graduate assistant intern, focused on Stockton`s history within the surrounding community.
High School Students Compete at Math Mayhem

Math Mayhem 2018

Ninety-two students from nine area high schools competed in both individual and team written tests during Stockton’s annual Math Mayhem competition, April 14.

The competition was sponsored by the Mathematics program at the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and the Stockton Math Club.  Professor of Mathematics Chia-Lin Wu (pictured right) is the competition director, with faculty committee members Bradley Forrest, Judith Vogel, Pam Kosick, Suzanne Nezzar, Yujin Shen and Juan Tolosa.






Hear what Haley Baum, associate director of Residence Life, and RA Jason Rehani, have to say about the opening of Stockton’s new campus in Atlantic City. Encourage your students to choose to live and learn in Atlantic City this fall!

AC Housing Week 2


Hero 2018Shelby Gribbin, 18, of Brigantine, a freshman at Stockton University, was named the 2018 Hero of the Year by Stockton in partnership with the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers® at a ceremony in the Stockton Art Gallery on April 12.

Gribbin’s photo will now be featured on a Hero Campaign billboard on the Atlantic City Expressway, donated by Clear Channel Outdoor, which promotes the use of designated drivers to reduce drunk driving.

Stockton freshman Liam Rea and his brother, Sean, jumped into action during a recent trip to Jamaica where they helped rescue a child at a water park. The brothers are trained lifeguards from Brick Township.

Michelle McDonald, associate vice president of Academic Affairs, was accepted into Becoming A Provost Academy, a year-long leadership program co-sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Academic Leadership Institute.

"I'm so pleased to be able to participate in Becoming a Provost Academy," McDonald said. "As we expand in Atlantic City and think more strategically about how we use all of our campus locations, BAPA offers the chance to work with institutions from around the country, and to learn different models of academic programming, governance and institutional culture. I'm really excited about the opportunity, and appreciate Stockton's support."

McDonald will participate in BAPA’s opening seminar in July in Seattle.


Reception Honors Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic Haris Lalacos

Ambassador to Hellenic Republic

Stockton University welcomed Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic, His Excellency Haris Lalacos, April 16 for a reception hosted by the Dean C. and Zoe S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies. Ambassador Lalacos also co-presented a seminar with Tom Papademetriou, Constantine & Georgian Georgiou Endowed Professor of Greek History and director of the Pappas Center.

PT White Coat Ceremony

PT White Coat Ceremony 2018

Twenty eight students in the Stockton University
Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program Class of 2019 were awarded their white coats at the Commitment to the Profession Ceremony in Alton Auditorium on April 4.

Stockton Visits UN

International Day of Rememberance of VIctims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

Raz Segal, assistant professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Donnetrice Allison, professor of Communication Studies, and a group of their students attended the United Nations on March 26 to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.


Instagram Story: Rain Ross, associate professor of Dance, attended the International Day of Dance festival in Lebanon.

Instagram Story: Miss America 2018 Cara Mund visitedStockton’s main campus on April 18 as part of her National Speaking Tour. After her talk, Mund posed for photos with the Stockton community.Read more.


Did You Know?

Stockton now offers University employees and all members of their households access to the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a free and confidential program that offers a wide variety of counseling, referral and consultation services. Did you know Stockton’s EAP provides services and resources on daily living? Learn more.


Stockton Celebrates Earth Day
Earth Day 2018
Earth Day activities at Stockton included tours of the farm where students checked out the progress of compost with Ron Hutchison, associate professor of Biology (above). More activities are planned!

Saturday, April 28 Stockton University’s 38th Annual Scholarship Benefit Gala
Wednesday, May 2 – Academic Quad Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, May 17 – Stockton Center on Successful Aging's (SCOSA) Annual Festival

Spring 2018
 - Take a Jitney Shuttle Tour to Stockton’s Atlantic City Campus

Learn more about living and learning at Stockton in Atlantic City. Mobile tours will all leave from the Stockton Campus Center. The short version tours will be about one hour. Longer tours, which include a walking tour, will take about two hours. 

Tour Dates:
April 26 – long – 10 a.m.              July 10 – 10 a.m.
May 24 – 10 a.m.                           July 17 – 3 p.m.
June 5 – 11 a.m.                            July 31 – 11 a.m.
June 18 – 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Haley Baum or Brian Jackson.

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