The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will host an International Celebration featuring speeches, discussion groups, international food, vendors and much more on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Campus Center and D-Wing Gallery.

At 9 a.m., an International Flavors Breakfast will be followed by the plenary address by Small Business Administration’s Edward Haddock. His topic, “Global Business Opportunities,” will be followed with breakout sessions including faculty perspectives, visual and performing arts, teaching multiculturalism K-5, crafts workshop and a student-filmed documentary.

 “The International Celebration is a continuation of our 40th Annual Anniversary of Excellence in education, said India Karavackas, Director of Stockton’s Office of International Services. “ We will be highlighting past and present scholarly activity of faculty and students, as well as incorporating the multicultural programming efforts of the Atlantic City public school district.  There is really something for everyone to enjoy; we’re very excited about this event, which will be replicated annually in some form during International Education Week.”

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Following an International Flavors Lunch, a Keynote address will be given by Susan Sutton from the Association of International Education Administrators. The Sovereign Avenue 7th and 8th graders will perform a Dragon Dance.

 Afternoon breakout sessions will include: study abroad, study tours, international careers workshop and Books Without Borders.

 Korean artwork by Professor Jung Han Lee will be exhibited and will be available for sale in the D-Wing Atrium.

 Additional features include an “International Olympics” competition of table tennis and billiards, and internationally-themed craft booths. Proceeds from the event benefit the international scholarship fund at Stockton.

The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) has completed the parking garage project located on Fairmount Avenue between Christopher Columbus Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday and the garage was officially named "The Wave." Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford drove a 2012 Nissan Leaf, a 100% electrically powered vehicle on loan from Admiral Nissan of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, through the gate of the new garage this afternoon. The car is 100% electric and highlighted thesix electronic charging stations that are featured in the state-of-the-art facility. To celebrate the opening of The Wave, parking fees will be waived through Thursday, March 21, 2012. Effective March 22, 2012, parkingrates will be as follows: Up to 1 hour:$3; 1 - 8 hours:$7 Monday through Friday; $10 Saturday and Sunday; 8 - 24 hours   $10 Monday through Friday $13 Saturday and Sunday; Monthly parking rate: $50; Executive Main Level Reserved Parking: $75 per month For more information on parking rates, contact Standard Parking at (609) 428-6014.

ART @ 2601 proudly presents an exhibition of photographs by Rich Bomze      “The American Landscape: Nature’s Eye Candy” - April 15th through May 31st, 2012 in the Lobby of 2601 Parkway - located at 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.  The show will be open to the public seven days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM, with an Opening Reception on Friday, April 20th from 6 - 8 PM.  The show will also be part of the Fairmont Arts Crawl on Sunday afternoon April 29th from 2 - 6 PM.

Rich Bomze is a native of Philadelphia, born and raised in Strawberry Mansion, and later in Schuylkill Falls.  He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts.  Bomze photographs landscapes on his extensive world travels with his wife Ilene.

This body of work focuses primarily on the vast canyons of the American Southwest.  Bomze writes:  “I was awestruck by this majestic imagery which evokes a sense of the divine and natural aesthetic, the spiritual dimension of Mother Earth’s beauty, and the interdependence of nature and humankind.  These landscapes of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico were long ago habitats of Native Americans.  We are merely visitors to these cultural homelands - and fortunate to behold them.  My hope is that viewers will enjoy this beauty and be inspired to see these places firsthand.”

Built in 1940, 2601 Parkway is a significant landmark among Philadelphia’s classic buildings, designed by French architect Paul Phillipe Cret, the driving force behind the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Rodin Museum, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Across from Fairmount Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and at the base of Kelly Drive, 2601’s vast marble lobby is adorned with a remarkable tile mural created by American painter Nicholas Marsicano and Dutch ceramicist Francis Serber. 

ART @ 2601’s mission is to celebrate the rich architectural history of 2601 by developing an exhibition highlighting Architect Paul Cret’s work and by mounting semi-annual exhibitions of art and photography.