Schedule of Events

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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Family Weekend @ Home: Bringing the Electrifying Brown and Gold Spirit to You

We are excited to invite you to Family Weekend 2020! This year’s Family Weekend will offer a variety of virtual events for you and your family to enjoy. Family Weekend offers parents, siblings, and other family members the perfect opportunity to experience Rowan, meet other families, and spend time with your student. While the virtual aspect of Family Weekend this year is new to all of us, we are certain that with the Rowan Thrive spirit, we will make the 2020 Family Weekend one to remember.

Please note that some of the events listed below require a fee and/or have limited capacity, so we urge you to register as soon as possible. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Contact the Student Enrichment & Family Connections Office at 856-256-4596 with any questions (Mondays - Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).


The SHOP (Students Helping Other Profs)

In lieu of a registration fee, this year we are encouraging families to support The SHOP (Students Helping Other Profs). Please visit https://sites.rowan.edu/theshop/index.html to learn more about The SHOP, which is Rowan’s on-campus food pantry and resource center available to students in need. You can encourage your Rowan student to drop off donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and hygiene products to The SHOP to show your support for our student community, or you can make a financial contribution.

Please visit https://sites.rowan.edu/theshop/donating.html to learn more about the various ways in which you can donate.


Featured event:

2020 Virtual Unified 5K Run

Run, jog, or walk UNIFIED this fall for the 4th Annual Unified 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run - but this year, it's virtual which means you can complete your 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run anywhere or anytime between September 20th and October 4th. While we cannot be together in person, we can provide opportunities to connect in a virtual and online community, participate in healthy activities, and help provide further opportunities for Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes to participate and stay healthy. Proceeds from the race will help provide access to year-round sports training, athletic competition, wellness training and leadership to children and adults with intellectual disabilities across New Jersey completely free of charge.

Registration is NOW OPEN! $25 for General Registration and $20 for Rowan Students. To register or for more information, please visit: www.unified5k.org

 


Anytime Events

After registering, you can access these performances at any time:

 

Profecy A Cappella Performance

Watch Rowan University’s student led a cappella group, Profecy A Cappella, as they perform a set of songs that will not only entertain the audience but inspire too!

 

Department of Music’s Display of Past Concerts

Watch a variety of previously recorded concerts on Rowan University’s Department of Music’s YouTube page!

 

Virtual WGLS-FM Radio Station Tour

Explore Rowan’s very own radio station headquarters! WGLS-FM is regional radio service with a potential audience of almost 1.2 million people and has won over 245 national and regional awards since 1993. The broadcast covers South Jersey, parts of Philadelphia and Delaware. WGLS-FM is licensed to the Rowan University Board of Trustees and is a non-profit organization. Twenty-four hours a day a staff of independent volunteers broadcast a variety of musical, cultural, educational, entertaining and informative programs of interest to the Rowan University and surrounding communities.

 


Friday, October 2, 2020

Fossil Discovery Workshop and Paleontologist Q&A

TIME: 10 a.m.
FACILITATOR: Natalie Haabak-Foxhill & Dr. Zack Boles
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the Edelman Fossil Park of Rowan University

Please join the Edelman Fossil Park team for an exclusive live-stream Fossil Discovery workshop from our paleontology lab on campus! During this one-hour experience, you will learn why Southern New Jersey is the birthplace of paleontology in North America, proper ways to clean and preserve a fossil, and behind-the-scenes look at some of the amazing 66 million-year-old fossils including prehistoric crocodiles, turtles, mosasaur and more, discovered in the Edelman Fossil Park quarry right here in Mantua Township! This virtual experience will be followed by a paleontologist Q&A. Viewers will have an opportunity to submit their burning dinosaur questions to Dr. Zack in the comments!

 

Rowan Experience Panel

TIME: 3:30 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Drew Tinnin
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the Division of Student Life

Rowan leaders will provide an update on campus life for parents & family memebrs. Panelists include:
Arielle Gedeon, Student Government Association president
Dr. Rory McElwee, Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Kevin Koett, Interim Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

 

How to Create a Killer LinkedIn Profile That Will Get You Noticed

TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
FACILITATOR:  Andrew Duffy
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the Office of Career Advancement

Whether you are job or internship hunting, gathering leads, or networking in your career field, having a professional, eye-catching LinkedIn profile is an excellent idea to make sure that you can be found by the right people at the right time.  Come learn how to complete your LinkedIn profile in a way that appeals to prospects that are quickly scanning to see if you have what they need.

 

Suit-up: Dress For Success

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Ruben Britt
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the Office of Career Advancement

Presentation is everything and a number of job searchers today miss out on landing a job because they are not dressed appropriately for the interview. Come learn from the experts from the Office of Career Advancement on how to dress appropriately for an interview and unlock the doors to your career success.

Remember, you never a get a second chance to make a first impression. So, check out Suit-up: Dress for Success!

 


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Family Day at MARU – Experience the Past as We Learn for the Future: The Exhibits of Human Origins and Culture

TIMES: Select one session begining at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 noon, or 12:30 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Maria Rosado
COST: Free event sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology at Rowan University

In keeping with the tradition of reaching out to the Rowan community, MARU, Museum of Anthropology at Rowan University, will be presenting virtual tours and informational sessions for students and their families during Family Weekend. The half hour sessions will highlight the various exhibits housed at the MARU on human origins, primates, animal domestication, megafauna, and  ceramic casts of Native Andean pottery. We welcome our virtual visitors for this special informational event on the MARU exhibits and Anthropology at Rowan University.

                                     

Ingredients for a Great Career: Exploring OCA Services and Resources

TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Alicia Monroe
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the Office of Career Advancement

Join us to learn about Rowan University’s Career Advancement center, alumni and community networks and the many ways for students to make lasting, valuable career connections. Take an interactive tour and talk with students who have participated in career development opportunities, internships, externships, job shadowing and more with the professional world. 

 

Virtual Hollybush Tour

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Denise Williams
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the History Department

Join members of the Rowan History Department for an interactive, virtual tour of the Hollybush Mansion! Hollybush has a long and varied history, first as the home of the prominent Whitney family of Glassboro in the mid-1800s, the site of a US and Russia Cold War Summit in 1967 and later as a part of Rowan University.

 

WGLS-FM Radio Station Q&A

TIME: 12 noon – 1 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Derek Jones
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by WGLS

Ask about Rowan’s very own radio station! WGLS-FM is regional radio service with a potential audience of almost 1.2 million people and has won over 245 national and regional awards since 1993. The broadcast covers South Jersey, parts of Philadelphia and Delaware. WGLS-FM is licensed to the Rowan University Board of Trustees and is a non-profit organization. Twenty-four hours a day a staff of independent volunteers broadcast a variety of musical, cultural, educational, entertaining and informative programs of interest to the Rowan University and surrounding communities.

 

“Parenting in Times of Pandemics and Natural Disasters” Presentation and Dialogue Circle

TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PANELISTS: Scott Woodside MSN, MBA, RN (Moderator), Director, Rowan University Wellness Center; Professor Sharon McCann, MSS, MLSP, Human Services; Professor Len Clark, DPA, CEM, Disaster Science and Emergency Management; & Professor Timothy Luko, MS, Disaster Science and Emergency Management
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management

Families from every walk of life, in some way, have been “touched” by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Parenting in Times of Pandemics and Natural Disasters is a panel discussion dialogue session created with parents in mind.  In addition to providing information about campus safety measures currently employed, this session will help parents understand more about the psycho-social-emotional support for young people enrolled in college (and other family members), family support, anxiety among younger children, emotional wellbeing, physical wellbeing, health-related questions about COVID-19, and a host of issues to help families remain safe, promote wellness, and thrive during the pandemic.  This panel discussion will be led by senior health and emergency management professionals who are also Rowan parents.   The ultimate goal of the discussion will center on strategies that promote healthy behaviors and ways to build resilience in an age of uncertainty. 

  

How to Make Ice Cream at Home Demonstration 

TIME: 1:00 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Society of Women Engineers
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers

Explore the science behind making homemade ice cream using liquid nitrogen! Engineering and chemistry can be used in everyday life, such as making delicious desserts. Feel free to add some toppings to your ice cream and enjoy a quick presentation about the club, as well as interesting statistics about women in engineering.


Community Music School Open House and Concert

TIME: 2:00 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Elizabeth M. Guerriero, Adjunct Professor, Music Education
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the Community Music School

Traditional Brazilian Samba with Fabio Oliveira (Voice and Percussion) and Fernanda Silveira (Cavaquinho, Voice, Brazilian Guitar and Percussion​)​

 

Finance Lab Demonstration

TIME: 2:30 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Jai Wang
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by Rohrer College of Business

The Bloomberg terminal enables financial professionals to access the Bloomberg Professional® service through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data movements. It also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary network, and news and analytics for over 174+ countries and 360+ exchanges.  

 

Profs In the Kitchen

TIME: 3:30 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Drew Tinnin
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by Gourmet Dining

Rowan students, faculty, and staff will share some of their favorite fall dishes that you can make at home or on campus. Register in advance to receive a cookbook with recipes from our featured "chefs" and cook along with us!

Who's cooking? Dr. Monika Williams Shealey, Senior Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Dr. Bill Freind, English Professor, University Senate President, & Prof Parent; Arielle Gedeon, Student Government Association President; Lori Brucker, Advisor - Public Relations & Advertising; Roxie Patton, Director of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution Initiatives; John Birmingham, Campus Executive Chef - Gourmet Dining; and Dr. Drew Tinnin, Associate Vice President for Student Life

 


Sunday, October 4, 2020

 

Project-Based Learning

TIME: 12 noon
FACILITATOR: Dr. Stephen Kozachyn
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by Rohrer College of Business

It is sometimes suggested that ‘experience is the best education’. We here at the Rohrer College of Business truly embrace this statement through our Project-Based Learning (PBL) program. We provide students with the opportunity to work with external ‘clients’ providing them with a chance to gain experience collaborating with a company that may need a business plan, marketing plan, strategy or research to help their business grow. Throughout a semester, a team of students is assembled and work in partnership with a client providing them with the resources to help them grow their business. Meanwhile, the students gain the experience in working with real data and an opportunity to have the company on their resume. According to a survey conducted by the Hart Associates in 2015, “91% of employers agree that these abilities are more important than the student’s major area of study to achieve success in their careers." The PBL program, started in 2004, has been very successful and has helped more than 150 clients and over 3,500 students gain some experience in their chosen profession. 

 

Virtual Hollybush Tour

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Denise Williams
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the History Department

Join members of the Rowan History Department for an interactive, virtual tour of the Hollybush Mansion! Hollybush has a long and varied history, first as the home of the prominent Whitney family of Glassboro in the mid-1800s, the site of a US and Russia Cold War Summit in 1967 and later as a part of Rowan University.

 

Rowan Community Music School Open House Day

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Elizabeth M. Guerriero, Adjunct Professor, Music Education
COST/REGISTRATION LINK: Free event sponsored by the Community Music School

Brass Day! with the Atlantic Youth Brass Band and Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg 1-5 p.m.
Join members of the Atlantic Brass Band and Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg to learn about our season of virtual performances, masterclasses, brass techniques and exciting opportunities! 

Brazilian Music in the Classroom: Engaging your Students! For Teachers: with Fabio Oliveira and Fernanda Silveira​ 2 p.m.

Rowan Youth Orchestra Meet and Greet with Artistic Director Maestro Hayden Denesha  3-4 p.m.:
Virtual Youth Orchestra! Come meet Hayden Denesha, the new Rowan Youth Orchestra conductor and learn about our full season of performances, masterclasses, and engaging activities. Mr. Denesha will talk about how the music will go on, the fun possibilities of being in a virtual orchestra, and offer brief coachings to those who would like to bring their instruments. 

RYSO String Meet and Greet with Artistic Director Dr. Joanne Erwin: 4-5 p.m.
The RYSO is a string (violin, viola, cello, bass) ensemble that offers players a chance to play virtually with others. We explore a wide range of music, hear some examples. These also expand students' technique to prepare them for RYO!


 


Thank you to our campus partners: 

ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT • BARNES & NOBLE • DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT • GOURMET DINING • HISTORY DEPARTMENT • MUSIC DEPARTMENT • OFFICE OF CAREER ADVANCEMENT • SOCIAL JUSTICE, INCLUSION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION • SPECIAL OLYMPICS-NEW JERSEY • ORIENTATION & STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS • PARENT & FAMILY CONNECTIONS • ROHRER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS • CHAMBERLAIN STUDENT CENTER & CAMPUS ACTIVITIES • CAMPUS RECREATION • WGLS-FM RADIO STATION • MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT ROWAN UNIVERSITY • EDELMAN FOSSIL PARK • WELLNESS CENTER • DIVISION OF STUDENT LIFE