Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The team took on the popular dance after the championship game.
The Brookdale Mens Basketball Team, known as the Jersey Blues, has posted its own take on the Harlem Shake. The team was in a hip-hop mood after 89-59 win over the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference's top seeded team, Northampton, to win the 2013 Region XIX Division III champion trophy. Now they are headed into the NJCAA National Championship on March 14 in Sullivan County. Its their second consecutive season with head coach Paul Cisek in the driver's seat.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Gas smell led college to order evacuation on Lincroft campus.
Update, 12:51 p.m.: The evacuation has ended but the Student Life Center will be closed Friday due to fumes. The college posted the following on its Facebook page: --- Brookdale Community College ordered the evacuation of the Main Academic Complex on the Lincroft campus shortly before noon on Friday because of a gas smell. According to social media postings on the college's Twitter and Facebook accounts, students, visitors and employees should leave the complex immediately. Here is the message posted on the college's Facebook page:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Session planned for 3 to 5 p.m. at Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, February 6
A public hearing will be held at Brookdale Community College today to solicit input for the Governor's NJ SAFE Task Force, which studies gun control, addiction, mental health and school safety. The hearing, which is open to the public, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Warner Student Life Center, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Parking is free in lot 7. Members of the public will be afforded the chance to offer a brief, three-minute statement on the issues of gun control, addiction, mental health and school safety, to better help the Task Force address and prevent acts of violence. Those who cannot attend can provide written submissions by emailing NJ-SAFETaskForce@njdcj.org.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Brookdale Community College closed the college's chemistry wing after a mercury spill.
Brookdale Community College’s chemistry wing is expected to reopen later today after a wall barometer holding 5 pounds of mercury broke in the hallway between two chemistry learning assistant’s offices. Chemistry classrooms and learning assitants' offices were evacuated after the spill. A chemistry learning assistant reported at 9:53 a.m. that a thermometer in the hallway between offices had broken and that there was mercury on the ground. The thermometer had allegedly broken overnight, said Brookdale Community College spokeswoman Avis McMillon. Brookdale police responded to the call within minutes, arriving to the corridor by 9:56 a.m., McMilon said. No one was injured during the incident. Mercury is a heavy liquid that scatters on a …
Freeholder director repeated call for resignations after former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham pleaded guilty to official misconduct charges.
Tuesday's guilty plea from former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham has some calling for more financial accountability from the college's board of trustees. Burnham, 68 of Colts Neck, pleaded guilty on Tuesday before Judge Thomas F. Scully to two counts of official misconduct and one count of theft by deception. Prosecutors say Burnham used credit cards issued to him by Brookdale to purchase more than $10,000 worth of items. According to News 12, Burnham made $216,000 in his position at Brookdale. Freeholder Director John Curley, who became the community college's liaison in January, 2011, said he was the one to call attention to personal spending with college money from Burnham's office. Curley called for Burnham, and …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Peter Burnham faces up to five years in prison.
Former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham appeared in criminal court Tuesday, accused of abusing his power as head of the county college. Burnham, 68 of Colts Neck, pleaded guilty before Judge Thomas F. Scully to two counts of official misconduct and one count of theft by deception. Prosecutors say Burnham used credit cards issued to him by Brookdale to purchase more than $10,000 worth of items. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Burnham faces a maximum of five years in prison. Pending sentencing, Burnham, represented by Toms River lawyer Steven Secare, could lose the entirety or a portion of his pension. Burnham resigned from the college in March 2011 amid controversy over his contract and spending practices. Under …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees is seeking Monmouth County applicants to take a four-year term on the board.
The Brookdale Community College Trustee Search Committee is seeking resumes for an open seat on the college’s Board of Trustees. Applicants should be a Monmouth County resident of at least four years and be knowledgeable in higher education. This unpaid position is for a term of four years. Applicants cannot be elected public officials. “This is a terrific opportunity for a resident to take a dynamic role at New Jersey’s best community college,” said Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley in a prepared release. “Brookdale needs leaders who will help steer the future course of this quality, affordable higher education institution.” Prior applicants are encouraged to update their resumes even if they are still on file and to express their…
Experts in the pediatric and sports medicine advise parents and coaches on concussions in youth sports, and ways to prevent them from happening.
MaryBeth Flynn and Andrea Steensen both have middle-school-aged daughters who have suffered through concussions during their soccer careers. “I came out to the event to get more information about concussions locally,” Steensen said. Flynn, from Holmdel, and Steensen, from Marlboro, were among 20 parents and coaches who came to a presentation about concussions in youth sports Wednesday at the Robert J. Collins arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Three panelists used Powerpoint to explain issues related to concussions and concussion prevention. Panelists included Stephen Rice M.D., Pediatric Sports Medicine Director at Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Physical Therapist David Bertone; and Head Athletic Trainer at …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sssh. It's a secret. Brookdale is hosting a series of reading events for school age kids and their siblings (with a café for parents!).
Despite the profusion of Mommy and Me options available -- or maybe because of them -- some among the mommy throng would just like someone to take over the reins for a few so we, I mean, they, could sit down for a minute and sip something caffeinated without having to answer a stream of questions, the answers to which will immediately be challenged. Well thank you, Brookdale, because on July 18 the good people of the Scroll & Pen College Store on Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft main campus are inviting kids to come and read with them while their mommies or daddies chillax in the on-site cafe and lounge. “We really want to encourage the kids to read and have fun," said Megan Andrews, program coordinator. "Together we will be reading …
Friday, July 13, 2012
A free program entitled, Concussions in Youth Sports: What Every Parent and Coach Needs to Know will be held on July 18.
The occasional scrapes and bruises you expected from your child playing youth sports, but what about a concussion? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, of the 38 million kids who play organized sports, one in 10 will suffer a sports or recreation-related concussion each year. What do you do in the aftermath of blow to a head? When is it safe to back to playing? Is there a test for that? These are the questions that a panel of pediatric and sports experts will answer on July 18 at a free program at the Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. The program is sponsored by the Athletic Department at Brookdale Community College, the Concussion Rx Care Program at db Orthopedic Physical Therapy, …