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The week of July 13_ 2009 Breaki


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									The week of July 13, 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 mjudge@ocean.edu. 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!

Direct Deposit of Employee Reimbursements
In the near future, employee reimbursement checks will be issued via direct deposit (E-Check). While most employees already receive their paychecks via direct deposit, the College will not automatically use this banking information for reimbursements. In order to implement this improvement, employees must enter bank account information into WebAdvisor – you may use the same account you use for paychecks or select a different account. Employees who receive non-payroll checks (travel reimbursement, BOP, uniform allowances, etc.) are encouraged to take advantage of E-Checks – you’ll receive the same information you receive on a paper check, plus it will speed up the reimbursement process! Please be assured that the banking information you provide is secure and will remain strictly confidential. Employees will be notified when E-check processing will begin.

Media Services Support
Due to the reduced schedule of classes on weekends, Media Services support on Saturdays is suspended for the summer. Special weekend events that require support should be discussed with Media Services at least two weeks prior to the event. Weekend support will resume with the start of the fall semester.


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 www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.

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.

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” William A. Ward


Let’s s – t – r – e – t – c – h our vocabularies! From Merriam-Webster’s “online dictionary” skimble-skamble \skim-bul-SKAM-bul\ adjective; 1. rambling and confused; 2. senseless. Example Sentence "What a lark it is to tag along after constantly astonished Alice as she meets up with all those skimble-skamble Lewis Carroll creations," raved one theater critic of an adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Did you know? One of the best examples of "skimble-skamble" used in context is also its first known use. It occurs in Shakespeare's Henry IV when Hotspur speaks of Mortimer's father: "Sometimes he angers me / With telling me of the moldwarp and the ant, / Of the dreamer Merlin and his prophecies, / And of a dragon and a finless fish… / And such a deal of skimble-skamble stuff…." After reading Hotspur's rambling, we can clearly understand the word's meaning, but from when did the Bard come up with the word? More than likely, he coined the word as a reduplication of "scamble," a word meaning "to stumble along" that was widely used during his time but is now only heard in some English dialects.

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


Dancing: 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: Cape May, NJ, Friday, July 24, $22-$28 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!

(For more great tips, visit http://entertaining.about.com.) Sometimes the food is enough to keep your guests busy at a summer barbecue … sometimes it isn’t. If you're planning a barbeque, there are many fun outdoor activities that your guests would enjoy. The following are some examples of how to make your outside party fun and successful. Activities: Volleyball, croquet, horseshows, Frisbee, or ring toss. Table: Set the table with a colorful tablecloth and informal dinnerware. Plates should be large enough to fit sandwiches, corn-on-the-cob, and lots of salads. Appetizers: Try grilled shrimp or for something really different, grilled pineapple kebabs. To keep it simple, a fresh salsa and tortilla chips is always a favorite. Main Course: If you’re tired of hamburgers and hot dogs, spice things up with pulled


pork, Cajun teriyaki chicken, grilled portabella and mozzarella, seafood kebobs, or splurge with lobster! Keep it Green: Salads are a must including coleslaw, potato, macaroni, and tossed greens. Add a little excitement with tomato and cucumber salad, or couscous with dried cranberries and pecans. For the Sweet Tooth: Summer means fruit so pies are a sure bet! Offer a cherry, blueberry, peach, and of course apple. And don’t forget S’mores and toasted marshmallows. Oh yes – The Guests! Just bring yourself with an empty stomach, a swimsuit if it says so on the invitation, and a preferred beverage if you wish. Enjoy!

Amazing Allergy Facts
 Sensitive to pollen? Wash your hair before bedtime to remove any pollen and to keep it from setting in pillows and bedding. Wash your hands frequently and avoid irritants such as tobacco smoke, hairspray, and perfume. Plan outdoor activities when pollen counts are low.  Antihistamines help block allergic reactions before symptoms start. Some allergy medicines can cause sleepiness, so never take one when safety requires you to be alert.  Dust mites love to nest in area rugs and make you sneeze and itch. Mites will dry up and die if area rugs are placed out in sunlight for a few hours or until warm and dry.  About 20% of Americans believe they have a food allergy. Actually, food allergies are rare. What most consider a food allergy are signs of digestive problems, food poisoning, or stress.

Recipes, Cleaning Tips, & More
Send recipes, fun ideas, or cleaning tips to rdurso@ocean.edu.


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