There are only a few days left to nominate outstanding seniors who are set to graduate in May for three of the most prestigious honors presented to students at Rowan University. This Friday, February 23, is the deadline for names to be submitted for The Robert D. Bole Humanitarian Award, the James M. Lynch, Jr. Courage in Adversity Award, and the Thomas E. Robinson Leadership Award. Click here for more information, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
More than two dozen members of the Mighty Writers of Philadelphia – ranging from sixth graders to high school seniors – spent the day last Friday here at Rowan as its members look at prospective colleges. After a walking tour of the campus, and before lunch at the Chamberlain Center, the group spent about 90 minutes with a cadre of Writing Arts faculty. One of the Mighty Writers’ adult leaders called the visit one of the most informative and productive the organization has made in its tour of area universities. “Your group captured our students’ interest and they really opened up,” she said. “I could tell they were interested in learning more about Rowan.” Representing Writing Arts in the session were colleagues Megan Atwood, Drew Kopp, Keri Mikulski, and Steve Royek, along with Writing Arts major Matthew Vesely. For more information about the Mighty Writers group, which serves more than 2,500 Philadelphia students with five-day-a-week afterschool programs at six venues across the city, visit www.mightywriters.org.
The Wellness Center at Winans Hall is urging all faculty and staff to watch a video (click here) on how to identify and respond to students in distress. The presentation, about a half-hour long, hopefully will help prevent a repeat of the incident last fall in which a student took his life during Finals Week. The video points out what symptoms to look for, how to approach students in distress, the different types of services we have on our campus, and how these services can be accessed. For more information, contact Rowan’s Vice President for Health and Wellness David Rubenstein, Psy.D. at email@example.com.
This week’s “Did You Know” is all about Rowan’s College of Engineering: DYK . . . our Chemical Engineering program was ranked third in the nation, and the overall Engineering school was ranked 19th in the nation, by U.S. News and World Report? These just-released ratings studied more than 200 schools across the USA that primarily offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in that discipline.
Stephen A. Royek, M.A.
Instructor, Writing Arts
2015 Rowan Medallion Award winner
Victoria Hall, Room 521