The week of July Campus Briefs Mark Your Calendar The

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					The week of July 27, 2009

Mark Your Calendar
The 2010 Master Gardener calendars are in! While it’s not quite January yet,
you can still benefit from the monthly gardening advice and checklists. This
project was partially funded by the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program. Get your
free calendar by emailing Mary Judge at Be sure to look at the
back of the calendar for the survey contest – the first 100 people to respond after
January 1, 2010, are eligible for a $100 gift certificate!

             Individual Financial Counseling
             TIAA-CREF will offer individual counseling sessions on Wednesday,
             August 19; and Tuesday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in
             Human Resources. Discuss your personal finances on a confidential basis
             including mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance, and annuities.
             Info: 800-842-8412 or

                           TRIPPING WITH THE ACADEMY
                           All Ages Can Enjoy Unique Bus Excursions
                           Open to all ages – children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost includes bus (with lavatory), lunch (unless noted), and gratuity. Return times are
subject to change due to traffic and weather conditions. Register early – these trips fill
up quickly! Info: Joanne Padrone, ext. 469.

Bronx Tour with Lunch on City Island – Thursday, August 6 from
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $139.

NEW: Amish Countryside Tour, F/X Theater, and Lunch at Plain & Fancy –
Monday, August 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $119.

NEW: Fish & Ducks: New Jersey Adventure Aquarium and Ride on the Duck –
Thursday, August 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost: $109.

NEW: Mary Poppins on Broadway – Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. Cost: $179.

NEW: Sight & Sound Theater’s In the Beginning and Lunch at Miller’s
Smorgasbord –Wednesday, September 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cost: $159.

            US Open Tennis Tournament in Flushing, NY – Thursday, September 3
            from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cost: $129.

            NEW: Wine, Dine & Learn: Chaddsford Winery, Brandywine River
Museum, and Lunch at Chadds Ford Inn – Thursday, September 17 from 8:30 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. Cost: $119.

Brooklyn Tour II & Lunch at Junior’s – Tuesday, September 22 from
8:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Cost: $139.

Boscobel House, Lunch at Hotel Thayer, West Point & Hudson River
Cruise – Friday, September 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $139.

NEW: Pearl S. Buck Home Tour, Lunch, and Book Discussion of The Good Earth –
Wednesday, September 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost: $109.

Bronx Zoo – Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $89.

            NEW: USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum with Lunch at the
            Landmark Tavern – Tuesday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
            Cost: $119.

NEW: University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology –
Thursday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $99.

NEW: Van Cortlandt Manor, Lunch at Hotel Thayer, and West Point Tour – Monday,
October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $129.

New York City’s Chocolate Show with Lunch at Max Brenner’s – Cost: Friday,
November 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. $129.

NEW: Culinary Institute of America Lunch with Tours of the Vanderbilt
Mansion and FDR’s Home – Thursday, November 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30
p.m. Cost: $129.

QVC Studio Tour & Lunch at the General Warren Inne – Wednesday, November 18
from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost: $109.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Thursday, December 3 OR Tuesday,
December 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost: $129.

              NEW: Philadelphia’s Fairmount Christmas Mansion Tour and Lunch
              at Water Works Restaurant – Sunday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00
              p.m. Cost: $139.

              New York City Holiday Lights Tour with Italian lunch DaRosino –
              Monday, December 7 from 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m. Cost: $119.

NEW: Christmas at Hershey: Lunch, Christmas Lights Tour, and
Chocolate World – Wednesday, December 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $139.

Cape May Candlelight Christmas Tour with Dinner at Oyster Bay – Saturday,
December 19 from 1:00 to 10 p.m. Cost: $129.

                     CHEAP DAY TRIPS IN NJ!
                     On a Budget?
                     Take an inexpensive day trip in New Jersey! There may be a hot
                     spot right around the corner from you!

New Brunswick: Rutgers Gardens has many things to brag about. Besides the Farmer’s
Market that opens in the warmer months and the lake-side cabin, the Garden also boasts
miles of trails to get lost in, a beautiful stream to sit by and fantastic views of the Raritan
River. Check out more information at

Point Pleasant: When looking for something to spend a day doing that’s a simple walk
down the beach, Point Pleasant can be rather impressive with a long boardwalk, clean
shorelines and various opportunities for fishing and boating. Located just off Ocean
Avenue is Jenkinson’s Boardwalk offering a small arcade right off the parking lot.

Princeton: The heart of this college town is Princeton University. Within the University
area, there is a fantastic library and art museum. In addition, the beautiful historic
homes that line many of the streets lead into small store fronts and restaurants that are
perfect for window shopping.

For more information on inexpensive day trips in New Jersey, check out

Student Life Activities Info: ext. 348
Movie Tickets: Limit 4 passes per person.
AMC Gold, $7.50, any day, any movie
AMC Silver, $6, any day, movie must be out for 10 days
Marquee Cinema, $7, any day, movie must be out for 14 days
Regal Cinemas VIP Super Saver, $7, any day, any movie

              Discount Tickets:
              Casino Pier, 10 rides & coupons, $20

              Breakwater Beach, All Day Pass, $20

Great Adventure
 Hurricane Harbor Daily Tickets, $24
 Theme Park Daily Tickets with Safari, $25
 Season Pass with Theme Park and Safari, $85
 Three Park Season Pass (Theme Park, Safari, Hurricane Harbor), $115
 Meal Voucher, $9.75

Soul Flava, Tuesdays in July, and August, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Room 131, HPE,
Admission: Free (students/staff), $8 (guests). Info: Multicultural Services, ext. 2465.

              Bus Trip Tickets:
              New York City, Saturday, August 1, $10-$16
              Bronx Zoo, Saturday, August 15, $18-$22

Fine Arts Performances Continue Off Campus
Advance Tickets: OCC Box Office only, ext. 500.
At-the-Door” Tickets: Go on sale one hour before show time.

MidWeek Jazz: Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., Mancini Hall, Ocean County Library – Toms
River Branch, 101 Washington Street. Admission: $13 in advance and $15 at-the-door.

July 29: The Merchant Street Jazz Band – Jazz fans will enjoy their extensive
repertoire. This is a hot band that leaves audiences wanting more!

August 19: Allan Vache’s Benny Goodman Centennial Tribute – Goodman’s music
was the anthem of generations of young people, and still has a strong following today.

September 23: Ivory & Gold – This pair takes familiar ragtime, jazz, pops, Broadway,
and gospel tunes and gives them their own spin. A rare appearance in this region!

                     WORD WORK OUT
                     Let’s s – t – r – e – t – c – h our vocabularies!
                     From Merriam-Webster’s “online dictionary”

brachiate \BRAY-kee-ayt\\skim-bul-SKAM-bul\ verb; to progress by swinging from hold
to hold by the arms

Example Sentence “Emily slid down the slide as she watched as her five-year-old son
confidently brachiated along the monkey bars.”

Did you know? Certain members of the ape family, such as the gibbon, have the ability
to propel themselves by grasping hold of an overhead tree branch or a different
projection, and swinging the body forward. The word for this action, "brachiate," derives
from "bracchium," the Latin word for "arm."

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”
                                                     Martin Luther King, Jr.

              Summer Cleaning Tips
             Busy families don't have much time for home chores during the summer
             months. School is out, travel is in and it's easy to let life slide on the home
             front. Do you have a summer cleaning chore checklist? Summer will run
more smoothly if you keep tabs on cleaning. Follow this checklist list if you don’t have
one of your own already, it tackles hot-weather issues, summer health and safety:

    Think ahead to fall! Schedule furnace maintenance now and beat the October
     rush. You'll be snug and toasty that first cold night.
    Keep the bugs away! Inspect yard and garden for carpenter ants or termites.
     Call an exterminator as soon as possible if you see signs of infestation!
    Control garbage can odor. Rinse garbage cans then spray with disinfectant. Let
     the cans sit for 10 minutes, then rinse again.
    Inspect gutters, and clean out any leafy debris. Summer thunderstorms won't
     faze you if your gutters are in good working order.
    Make a safety inspection of children's outdoor play equipment. Tighten loose
     bolts and cover with plastic protectors so it is ready to use again next summer!

For more summer cleaning tips check out

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