Thursday, May 23, 2013
Marquette announces spring semester Dean's List.
MILWAUKEE, WI -- The following local students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.: Marquette University is a Catholic Jesuit university that draws its more than 11,500 students from all 50 states and more than 75 different countries. In addition to its nationally recognized academic programs, Marquette is known for its service learning programs and internships as students are challenged to use what they learn to make a difference in the world.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Amanda Costa earned her Master of Science degree.
READING, PA — Amanda Ann Costa of Chatham received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree from Alvernia University. Costa studied at the university's Main Campus. Alvernia is a Franciscan university, grounded in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions which combines academic opportunities with personal attention and a commitment to community service.
William Tomalonis will be part of Union's class of 2017.
SCHENECTADY, NY -- William Tomalonis of Chatham, NJ, has been admitted to Union College's Class of 2017. Tomalonis is soon to be a graduate of Chatham High School. Union College, founded in 1795 as the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers programs in the liberal arts and engineering to 2,100 undergraduates of high academic promise and strong personal motivation. Union, with its long history of blending disciplines, is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global and technologically complex society.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Jennifer Robertson earned a degree in biology.
HUNTINGDON, PA -- Three hundred and twelve seniors were awarded Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees on Saturday, May 18, during ceremonies marking Juniata College's 135th commencement. Among the graduates is the following local student: Jennifer A. Robertson of Chatham, daughter of Duncan and Diane Robertson, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology . Robertson is a 2009 graduate of Grier School. Juniata College is a national, liberal arts college located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. With and enrollment of 1,550, Juniata is a community dedicated to providing the highest quality education.
Commencement ceremony will include Peace Prize announcement, speech from college president.
The County College of Morris (CCM) will graduate more than 1,100 students Thursday as the college hosts its 44th annual commencement ceremony. CCM President Edward Yaw will serve as the speaker of the event, which begins at 7 p.m. To highlight the graduation ceremony, the school will announce this year's Peace Prize winner, Alisa Brescic of Budd Lake. "Students were invited to create works focused on the general theme of world peace while expressing themselves through a number of artistic forms including writing, music, dance or visual arts," the college noted in a press release. Brescic will be honored for working to advance world peace through her video essay, "The Peace of the U.S." (Watch Brescic's video attached to this article.) This…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
"Never allow yourselves to say ‘I’ve done my part,'" Shakespeare scholar tells grads.
Diplomas were awarded to 599 Drew University graduates Saturday on the school's campus in Madison. Michael Bressman, communications associate and special assistant to the president at Drew, shared this account of the ceremony. Drew University’s 145th annual Commencement was held Saturday, marking the graduation of its Class of 2013. The open-air ceremony, which began at 10:30 a.m., was held on the rear lawn of Mead Hall, Drew’s iconic 19th-century campus centerpiece. With University President Vivian A. Bull presiding, graduates heard from keynote speaker Frank Occhigrosso, an acclaimed scholar of Shakespeare who retired this spring after 43 years on the Drew faculty. Speaking to graduates, Occhiogrosso paraphrased Ernest Hemingway, urging…
The Adventure Club hosts two hikes each month for Alvernia students.
READING, PA -- Shane Schwarze, a resident of Chatham, N.J., was named Vice President of the university's Adventure Club in spring 2013. Schwarze is a Criminal Justice major at Alvernia, and a graduate of Oratory Preparatory School. In the Adventure Club at Alvernia, there is an enjoyable experience waiting for anyone who enjoys the outdoors or just going for a walk. The Club hosts two hikes a month, one at a novice level and one at an advanced level. Hikes are to places of local natural beauty, such as Neversink Mountain or Nolde Forest, as well as the Schuylkyll River trail right outside of campus. Throughout the semester, the club hopes to enrich the college experience and expand the student's appreciation of the natural wonders that lie…
Superintendent: Many parents prefer a later spring break.
The School District of the Chathams sent out a survey of four calendar choices for the 2014-2015 school year to parents over the past two weeks and plans to make its final decision in June. Superintendent Michael LaSusa explained during Monday’s board of education meeting that the big differentiation among the calendar choices is the placement of spring break. The calendar choice with the most first-place votes as of Monday was calendar No. 3, although calendar No. 4 had the best aggregate score with the second most first-place votes and most second-place votes. Much of the discussion centered around the suggested 2015 spring break for calendar No. 3., which would be April 13 to 17, following Easter break, a late opening the following …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Team from applied physics and engineering club simulated its project during BOE meeting.
A team of students from Chatham High School’s applied physics and engineering club won second place, as well as $4,000 each, in the Panasonic Robotic Competition in April and simulated the project during Monday’s board of education meeting. Advised by physics teacher David Bandel, the trio of senior Drew Lilley and juniors Austin Barkhorn and Christopher Hartigan designed the project themselves using a pre-approved list of household items that included tongue depressors, popsicle sticks, toothpicks and paper clips. Teams were not allowed to use plywood or sheets of metal. “It was a bunch of things you’d have to be really creative with to do anything,” Lilley said. Bandel explained that only materials provided by the competition for the …
Friday, May 17, 2013
School took second place in Panasonic tournament.
Chatham High School's robotics team recently took second place in the Panasonic Robotic Competition at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Students Drew Lilley, Austin Barkhorn and Chris Hartigan each won $4,000 for their top-three performance on April 24. The three students kept a detailed logbook, totaling over 150 pages, documenting each step of the projects. The logbook and a written report were both submitted as part of the competition. Lilley, Barkhom and Hartigan also gave an oral presentation in front of a panel of Panasonic engineers. One of the presidents of Panasonic Corp. also attended the presentation, and all had commendations and praise for the team. Chatham High School was one of only 28 schools from around the state to…