Here are photo highlights from recent University activities, including a new osprey
mural pictured above.
Stockton’s simulation labs
got an extra heavy workout this year as students could not spend as much time in
real clinical settings due to COVID-19 restrictions at hospitals. The faculty instead
created simulations of real-life situations using the advanced “patient” that can
talk, breathe, bleed, and even deliver a baby. The students spent the morning with
the patient as they were prepared for surgery, then returned in the afternoon to monitor
the patient’s post-op care, which included some complications. The John F. Scarpa
Health Sciences Center has three simulation suites plus exam rooms where real students
(often theater majors) play the patients.
Dance students sought alternative performance venues throughout the pandemic across
the Galloway campus and on the Boardwalk
in front of Stockton Atlantic City. “After a year of isolation, the spring has brought
a sense of hope, especially as the vaccines are being rolled out. I wanted to create
something that is an event and a performance to showcase this feeling of hope,” said
Associate Professor of Dance Rain Ross
Stockton welcomed prospective students back to campus in May, with it’s first in-person
recruitment event in more than a year. Experience Stockton Day featured campus tours,
outdoor games, entertainment and sessions with Admissions and Financial Aid representatives.
A full schedule
of tours, open houses and instant decisions days are planned to welcome the newest
The Kesselmans welcomed a European Boxer they named Bear to their family on Dec. 30.
President Harvey Kesselman and First Lady Lynne Kesselman can be seen walking the friendly pup around campus. In particular, the "First Dog"
enjoys walks along Lake Fred and meeting students. "We fell in love with him instantly,"
said President Kesselman, adding they have the same 4 a.m. wake-up routine.
Over the course of a couple hours in January, Steve Evert,
director of the Stockton Marine Field Station, watched the ocean engulf
three boats. Over the coming months, he along with students and other faculty would
monitor the marine life that is attracted to the reef habitat. “By providing student
training, this project is a workforce development tool of our hydrography program
that uses marine technology deployed from the University’s R/V Petrel to survey and
map our coastal region,” he said.
Students, parents and alumni marked University Weekend 2020 with music at The Oasis,
backyard games and canoes on Lake Fred. Stay tuned for more details
about this year’s University Weekend, Oct.7 -10.