Thursday, May 16, 2013
Join Patch at 8 p.m. as we stream NJTV's broadcast of an expert panel talking Sandy aftermath.
More than six months after superstorm Sandy caused $50 billion in damage throughout the state, public television stations are teaming up to broadcast "Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall" at 8 p.m. Thursday. Expert panelists will answer questions before live audiences at Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre and the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Topics of discussion will include infrastructure; environmental consequences; economic ramifications; building codes; and more. Mike Schneider, the managing editor of NJTV's "NJ Today With Mike Schneider," will host the broadcast, which will air on NJTV and PBS 13. Tune in above at 8 p.m. to watch a live stream of 'Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall."
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Point Boro ranks at 134, Point Beach is 149
As municipalities continue to find ways to upgrade their websites to meet the requirements for the Governor's Best Standards Checklist, towns now know where they stand in the state among other municipal websites. According to a Monmouth University poll ranking 540 municipal websites in the state, Middletown, out of Monmouth County, ranks first and Tavistock Borough, Camden County, ranks 540th. Point Borough ranks at 134 and Point Beach ranks 149. Franklin Lakes Borough, out of Bergen County, was second and West Windsor Township, from Mercer County, was third. Galloway Township ranked 312. Galloway Township Manager Arch Liston is assembling a committee to entertain 15 responses to the township’s Request for Proposals (RFPs) for upgrading …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Dr. Paul R. Brown will succeed retiring Paul G. Gaffney II, university announces.
A new leader has been chosen to lead Monmouth University, the school's Board of Trustees announced Wednesday. Dr. Paul R. Brown, who currently heads the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University, has been appointed president of the West Long Branch university, according to a university release. Brown will take over from retiring President Paul G. Gaffney II on Aug. 1. He will be the 8th president of the school, according to the release. The school's Board of Trustees decided on Brown at their Feb. 26 meeting, the release says. “Dr. Brown was our first and unanimous choice to be the new president of Monmouth University," Robert B. Sculthorpe, chair of the board, said in the release. "He is an outstanding leader with the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
University responds to proposed state education cuts
Monmouth University says it will suffer adverse effects from proposed education cuts in the state sequester. Monmouth University Director of Public Affairs Petra Ludwig Shaw said the cuts would affect the university in several areas. "Pell is protected for the 2013 fiscal year, but there currently is no protection in the out years," Shaw said. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education, according to the U.S. Department of Education. "Student loan origination fees will increase from 1% to 1.076%," Shaw said. "For a first year student taking their maximum loans ($5500), previously the origination fee would have been…
Friday, February 8, 2013
School will be closed Saturday as well
Friday, February 8
The following message was posted on the Monmouth University website on Friday: Forecasts over the last 18 hours have gradually increased snow predictions in central New Jersey especially later in the day Friday. Forecasters are confident that travel will be difficult west and north of our area as daylight ends. Travelers should stay tuned to weather broadcasts and modify plans accordingly. MU will cancel classes at 2:30 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday. Residence halls and the Magill Commons dining hall will remain open through the weekend. The campus will close Friday at 2:30 p.m. and stay closed all day Saturday except for designated employees. Please continue to check email and the University's website for updates on openings and …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Students volunteer to clean homes and participate in grief counseling
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, December 24, 2012
University of Louisville students volunteered last week in Sea Bright to help restore the borough that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October. The students partnered with Monmouth University’s School of Social Work to do volunteer jobs such as cleaning homes, repair work, folding donated clothing, and participating in grief counseling. Monmouth University arranged for housing for the Louisville students and made the connection for the volunteer opportunities.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Wind damage, flooding and power outages expected starting Sunday afternoon.
Monmouth University will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30 as Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the area next week. Monmouth University posted the following announcement on its web site on Friday morning: While weather forecasts are not 100% in agreement, most scenarios now show dangerous winds approaching our area by Sunday afternoon and perhaps lingering as long as late into Tuesday. Wind damage, flooding and power outages must be expected. Therefore, to allow for individual storm preparation, I am, today, deciding that the University will be closed for all classes, business and activities on Monday and Tuesday. Saturday classes will be held as scheduled. I recommend that students, who are able, make plans to leave …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Olympic gold medalist recognized during Monmouth soccer game
Monmouth University alum and four-time U.S. Olympian Christie Rampone was recently honored by her alma mater. Rampone, who lived in Point Borough for many years and graduated from Point Borough High School, shared her 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal with the university women's soccer team and signed autographs for fans before the team's game on Sept. 28. Rampone appeared to be good luck as the women's soccer team registered its third straight shutout victory to open Northeast Conference play when the Hawks defeated Robert Morris University 2-0 on The Great Lawn. In recent years, Rampone has been living with her family and two young daughters in Manasquan.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Point Boro H.S. graduate gets another gold in what is her last Olympics
The US Women's Soccer team, including Point Borough High School graduate Christie Rampone, gets the gold in an Olympic re-match with Japan. The game, aired on NBC Sports, Ch. 69 on Comcast, just ended (4:36 p.m.). Team members are pulling on white T-shirts that say "Greatness Has Been Found" and posing for photos with the American flag. Rampone, clutching a corner of a flag, ran across the field, with a teammate holding the other side of the country's banner. The U.S. Women's National Team now has its fourth gold medal and third straight. This was the much-hyped and anticipated re-match with 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Japan in the soccer finale at Wembley Stadium in London. Japan narrowly beat the U.S. in last summer's World Cup…