Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Students from Chatham High showed their artwork at the Morris County Teen Arts Festival
Students from Chatham High School's art department drew high honors for their work at the Morris County Teen Arts Festival, held at the County College of Morris on May 14. Sculptures, paintings, drawing and ceramics by Chatham High students were on display at the festival, 20 pieces in all. Chatham was one of 18 schools to participate in the festival. Judges awarded 10 "Best in Show" Gold Awards, two to Chatham High and both those to one student, Megan Gesell. Gesell is the first student in the history of the festival to win two ribbons, and those in two different art media. Gesell won Gold Awards for a ceramic sculpture and a painting, "showing her versatility as an artist," Jennifer Zimmerman of Chatham High said. Her painting of a …
Monday, May 20, 2013
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…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Report shows County College of Morris had a higher rate of students moving on to continue education than 19 other community colleges in the state.
Tuesday, February 19
The County College of Morris (CCM) leads the state in having the highest percentage of students transfer from the school to continue their education according to data released by the U.S. Department of Education last week. The data also revealed CCM to have a lower cost when compared to other national community colleges. The school's transfer rate was 6 percent higher than the college with the second-best rate, according to a press release sent by the school. The cost to attend CCM, about $5,195, was sixth lowest of 19 schools and about $900 less than the average community college's tuition. “CCM’s scorecard numbers and impressive rank among other New Jersey community colleges are products of the dedicated and talented faculty who serve …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
New federal website allows prospective college students to compare institutions of interest.
The cost to attend County College of Morris is low compared to its national counterparts, according to a new, interactive website designed by the United States Department of Education. The website, created after President Barack Obama called for colleges to be held accountable for “cost, value and quality,” gives families and prospective students critical information to make decisions on college choices, according to the Department of Education. According to the Scorecard, the average net price (the cost after grants and scholarships are subtracted) to attend County College of Morris is $5,195. The analysis also showed the net price increased 4.8-percent from 2007 to 2009. “We know students and families are often overwhelmed in the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
County College of Morris student explains benefit of Building Our Future bond on November ballot.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Dear Editor, On Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve the first major investment in New Jersey college facilities in 24 years. The Building Our Future Bond Act, which will be on the ballot as “Question 1,” would provide $750 million in capital improvements for academic and research facilities at the state’s 49 colleges and universities. The funds would be targeted for academic buildings and could not be used to construct sports facilities or dormitories. Also, each college is required to match the funds they receive by 25 percent. As a college student, I am confident this investment will help prepare New Jersey students for the global marketplace; attract businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs; and power the state’s economy …
Friday, October 19, 2012
'Building Our Future' Bond Act will be on the Nov. 6 election ballot as Question 1.
Friday, October 19, 2012
To the Editor: On Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve the first major investment in New Jersey college facilities in 24 years. The Building Our Future Bond Act, which will be on the ballot as "Question 1," would provide $750 million in capital improvements for academic and research facilities at the state’s 49 colleges and universities. The funds would be targeted for academic buildings and could not be used to construct sports facilities or dormitories. Also, each college is required to match the funds they receive by 25 percent. This investment will help prepare New Jersey students for the global marketplace; attract businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs; and power the state’s economy by creating construction jobs. New …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Classes in ASL will begin in the fall.
The County College of Morris will offer American Sign Language starting in the upcoming fall semester, according to a press release from the college. The classes will be credited and will be offered during both day and evening sessions. “Since ASL is also one of the most commonly taught languages in American colleges and universities, these courses, in most cases, easily transfer as credits to meet humanities requirements, free electives and even diversity requirements,” said Professor Jose Ortiz-Batista, chair of the Languages and ESL department. “Given that the overall enrollment in languages is increasing and American Sign Language is becoming even more popular, we eventually hope to offer more levels and an ASL teaching program in the …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Fall semester begins on August 30.
Registration is open for the County College of Morris' fall semester, which begins on August 30, 2012. Students who are accepted to CCM can register online, by mail, or during an in-person registration session on August 25, 27, 28 or 29. Prospective students can apply online at www.ccm.edu or in person at the Admissions Office in the Student Community Center on 214 Center Grove Road in Randolph. CCM has more than 70 degree programs and more than 75 transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities.
José Beviá will travel to UCLA this summer.
County College of Morris professor of music José Beviá has been selected to participate in the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) at the University of California, Los Angeles, this summer, according to a Wednesday press release from the college. Beviá, who was selected from a national pool of candidates, will compete with as many as 34 other composers to earn a spot as one of the five composers who will be asked to write an original orchestral piece. The winning composers will have their work premiered in 2013. Beviá has also, for the second year in a row, been awarded a residency at La Cité internationale des Arts in Paris, France this summer. During the seven-week program, Beviá plans to work on a harp chamber orchestra piece and …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Dennis Bone, Verizon New Jersey president, receives County College of Morris Foundation Leadership Award.
The retiring president of Verizon New Jersey, Dennis Bone, recently received the 2012 County College of Morris (CCM) Foundation Leadership Award at the foundation’s annual gala, a fundraiser that also raised scholarship money during the event held at the Dolce Hotel and Resort in Basking Ridge. In addition to presenting Bone with the CCM Foundation award, the evening recognized four of the college’s alumni and featured musical performances by students in the CCM Performing Arts program. The April 27 gala at Dolce was near the Verizon Center off North Maple Avenue in Bernards Township. The fundraiser was attended by 200 guests and raised $70,000 in net funds for the college’s scholarships and academic programs, the college reported in a …