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When Rowan University’s assistant director for sport clubs, Gary Baker, first spoke with Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) officials earlier this year, he hoped for some student interest in their proposed joint sports league. Little did he know how popular this idea would become.  
About 50 high schools students from throughout the region (Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth and Morris counties in N.J. and Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pa.) will learn to build bridges, explore solar power, study robots and step into virtual reality, among many other opportunities, when they participate in Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE). RISE is a three-day workshop experience that features hands-on laboratory clinics, engineering activities, campus and industry tours, and mentoring by College of Engineering professors and students, from Tuesday, July 24, to Thursday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. each day, at Rowan Hall, the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro.
About 150 middle school-aged girls from throughout South Jersey (and beyond) will converge at Rowan University for Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE) on Tuesday, July 17, through Thursday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Rowan Hall (the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro).
About 100 middle school boys from throughout the region (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Ocean, Passaic and Salem counties in N.J. and beyond) will learn to build bridges, bottle rockets and robotics and study biomedicine through worms, among many other opportunities, when they participate in Rowan University’s new engineering education program, Boys’ Engineering, Science & Technology (BEST) from Wednesday, July 11, to Thursday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at Rowan Hall, the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro.
More than 2,000 incoming students attend orientation sessions in June.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) recently accredited the baccalaureate program (R.N.-to-B.S.N.) at Rowan University for five years. According to CCNE, the organization determined that the program met all four accreditation standards and did not exhibit any compliance concerns related to key elements. The standards include mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices and aggregate student and faculty outcomes.
The Kostic Family of Delran has committed $80,000 to establish the John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU).
Forty high school students from the five-county area will gain knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)—and hone their leadership and college preparatory skills—during Rowan University's second annual Aim High Science and Technology Academy, which runs July 8-August 3.
Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce honors Dr. Thomas Gallia and Larry DiVietro
Tuition and fees for students at Rowan University will increase by 3 percent under a $285.5 million fiscal year 2013 budget approved by the University's Board of Trustees earlier this month.

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