The Record is the online newspaper of the RVCC community, designed, produced and written by students. With a focus on RVCC news, profiles, features and opinions, we publish regularly throughout the semester. Publishing online enables us to present material in a variety of formats, including print, photo gallery, audio and video.
RVCC 42nd Spring Commencement is May 14
Tariq Ali and “The Flight of American Power”
The war in the Middle East is no new news, but some of the reasons and ulterior motives might be unexpected to hear. Tariq Ali, a man with a long list of credentials, opens up your eyes to the war in the Middle East.
RVCC, College of St. Elizabeth pen Women’s Studies transfer agreement
A recently signed joint admissions agreement insures that RVCC students who graduate with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts in the Women and Gender Studies Program here will be accepted into a similar bachelor’s program at the College of St. Elizabeth.
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RVCC ONE.org club lobbies Washington officials for aide to Africa
RVCC received international attention at the ONE.org Power 2011 Summit in Washington D.C. last weekend.
The Killing - Television Series Review
Who killed Rosie Larsen? Cable TV Channel AMC is banking on having an audience engrossed enough to tune in each Sunday night through mid-June to find out. If the first four episodes are any indication, viewers are in for a rare treat.
T is for talent at RVCC
The RVCC Glee Club will hold a student talent show on Friday, April 22 in the open-air amphitheater behind the Atrium. Performers are vying for a cash prize.
“RVCC Exchange” to offer Freecycle-style swap of household items
An online goods exchange, modeled after Freecycle, is coming to RVCC. The exchange is designed to help low-income RVCC student acquire furniture, clothes, books, and other items that can make their lives less difficult.
The RVCC Spring blood drive delivers the goods
The annual spring blood drive drew 80 donors to the Atrium on April 13.
SGA elections are this week -
Today and tomorrow are the last days to vote for Student Government officers and senators for the 2011-12 school year. Click here to read more.
ABIGAIL STARTS A FAMILY
A goose nesting in the courtyard outside the Atrium laid a clutch of eggs on Tuesday, April 12, according to Russell Barefoot, director of student life. “We call her Abigail,” Barefoot told the Record. Names of the goslings-to-be are pending.
Field Library celebrates National Library Week
A series of special events this week in the Field Library are meant to celebrate National Library Week.
Library book sale to raise money for Relay For Life
If so, then check out the RVCC library’s Relay For Life book sale. Paperback and hardcover books are being sold for $1 each. Click here to read more.
Gaffney to talk about society, culture and race on April 14
Karen Gaffney, associate professor of English, will talk about a book she’s writing about race and culture at the next “Spotlight on Scholarship,” on Thursday, April 14 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. in H333.
A 5-foot tall helical twist windmill that will use wind power to produce 5KW of energy is to be built above the new Student Center after construction on the building begins this summer.
The RVCC Engineer Club is building the windmill to provide its members with an opportunity to gain real world experience in the new technology.
An essay by RVCC graduate student Stephanie Coughlan earned Honorable Mention and a $250 prize in a contest sponsored by the New Jersey Women's and Gender Studies Consortium.
The RVCC fundraising office has a new director.
The RVCC men’s baseball team, now in Division II, is at two wins and four losses for the season so far - the best record they’ve had in recent memory.
Nearly 600 people signed petitions aimed at getting Congressional support for providing vaccines to developing countries around the world during a petition drive by RVCC ONE last week.
RENT to be staged by RVCC students in the Welpe Theatre
A student production of the rock opera RENT opens tomorrow, Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Welpe Theatre. Seven performances are scheduled this week and next.
J. Pierrepont Finch is a New York City window washer with big dreams. His desire to make it in corporate America is inspired by the book he is reading: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
RVCC President Cathleen Elaine Crabill is known around campus by faculty and students alike by her childhood nickname “Casey.”
Passionate about education, English Professor Sylvia Gilfillian draws on her Jamaican upbringing to inspire her students with tales of the island’s history and culture.
And the winner of two Yankee tickets in the Orgullo Latino Club fundraiser is…
Pat Richmond, assistant registrar in Enrollment Services and a nine-year employee here. She and her husband will watch the Yanks trounce (she hopes) the Minnesota Twins on April 7 from bleacher seats 35 and 36, Section 237, Row 19. “A perfect view from center field,” according to Eva Fontanez, advisor to the club.
As part of the RVCC One Book 2010-2011 program, the Library is sponsoring a book discussion on The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore on March 29th during college hour, 1:10-2:20 p.m. in ATCC 101.
The book is a nonfiction account of two boys growing up in Baltimore with similar histories and the same name, Wes Moore.
The Masquerade Ball may be the most publicized event this year - and it’s almost here!
On April 1st the cafeteria is expected to fill up with partygoers wearing masks, dancing to a live band and snacking on the finest foods.
Everything: the masks, the food, the band and the fun, is included in a $15 VIP Ticket, which is only available in advance. Regular tickets (without the mask) are $10, $15 at the door.
A concert to benefit victims of the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disasters is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 in New Brunswick. One of the performers is singer-songwriter Jean Mallia, an RVCC freshman.
Journalist Dave Levinthal spoke about the corrupting influence of money on politics when he delivered a talk titled “The Best Government Money Can Buy” here on Feb. 28.
The cosmetology school at the Bridgewater campus, with help from the Somerset Bears minor league football team, put on several events to benefit its Shears For Tears anti-domestic abuse program.
You have never read a news story like this
This is about a student who runs around RVCC wearing a fedora with the word PRESS written on a crinkled paper stuck on its side, a student clutching a notebook full of hastily scribbled notes and half-written articles, a student often seen following a faculty member for days then leaving her office with a triumphant look and the glimmer in his eye that says, “I got the scoop.”
“Let’s do a Makeover!”
Hey, Style Section enthusiasts-here’s a pop quiz! What happened on April 22, 2011 at 10 a.m.? The Style Section’s first makeover special, that’s what.
The RVCC Chorale premiers new works by RVCC music professor John Sichel and Peter Christian at its Spring Concert on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. in the Welpe Theatre.
Dragon Age II
Dragon Age Origins is a masterpiece.
Robeson Institute honors 34 high achievers
Some of the best middle and high school minority students in the state were honored at the 21st Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Awards banquet held here on April 7.
SGA council election results
Here are the winners in last week’s Student Government Association election:
Nota Bene is upon us!
Nota Bene is a showcase for outstanding student work in all disciplines. It is much like an art show, with works displayed and awards given. The work ranges from paintings, photography and sculptures, to poetry, science observations and research. It is the best of the best.
Drugs and alcohol documentary details consequences
A new 14-minute documentary film by RVCC adjunct associate professor Harry Hillard explores how a single decision made under the influence of drugs or alcohol ended the life of one RVCC student and changed the lives of two others forever.
Library collecting “Food for Fines” for Bridgewater food bank
The Library is again running its "Food for Fines" canned good drive to benefit the Bridgewater Food Bank Network.
Orgullo Latino Club C.R.E.C.E.R. day inspires area Latino high school students
More than 100 Latino high school students attended The Orgullo Latino club’s fifth C.R.E.C.E.R workshop on April 5, designed to encourage the young people to go to college.
Inspired by RVCC’s Graduated Women
For Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, March 8, I attended the Graduated Women of RVCC presentation. This day celebrates the improvement of women’s rights all over the world. The presentation featured the inspiring stories of Liz Libby, Courtney Raphael, and Ashley Potenza.
PTK chapter scores big at the International Convention in Seattle
The RVCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa brought back six awards from the 93rd International Convention in Seattle last weekend. According to President Leilani Albin, that’s the chapter’s best performance in more than 20 years.
PTK grabs local awards, heads to nationals
Phi Theta Kappa’s RVCC chapter recently won some big awards and could win more this weekend.
The Hip Hop Club
Five from RVCC win state Council on the Arts awards
Five RVCC faculty are among 22 New Jersey artists named on Feb. 15 as 2011 recipients of grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Meet the winners.
We'll profile the winners over the next five weeks.
VAPA spring 2011 bus trips to NYC on sale in art office NOW
Visual & Performing Arts Dept. is running 2 bus trips to NYC museums for Spring 2011. The first trip will be on Saturday, March 19, 2011 to the Museum of Modern Art.
Candidates Wanted: SGA leadership elections are next week
SGA officers and senators meet and discuss issues with the administration and college president, and can make a real difference on campus.
RVCC community members can now bank on campus at a branch of Affinity Credit Union, the largest credit union in New Jersey. The credit union operates a branch from a large glass enclosure at C-208 next to the cafeteria.
An RVCC soccer player is the winner of the drawing for Harley-Davidson motorcycle to support athletic scholarships at RVCC.
Meet Diane Lemcoe, RVCC’s dean of students
That’s not to say that she thinks students are always right. Still, Lemcoe said, “I love this job because I love working with students… I want them to think big!”
Media aide Vroom keeps RVCC equipment running smoothly
Vroom is the RVCC media aide, by some accounts, the best media aide the college has ever had. Click here to read more.
The 2011 Video Show:
The Visual and Performing Arts Department opens the 2011 Video Show: International Juried Video Exhibition on Friday, February 18th - March 18th.
Free seminar on Medicaid,
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is sponsoring two seminars on legal issues at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick on Thursday, March 3. Landlord-Tenant issues will be addressed by Michael Gildenberg and Scott Conover from 7 to 9 p.m.
Student government news
Officials change venue for May 14 graduation ceremony
RVCC will hold this year’s commencement exercises outdoors in the soccer field.