Personal Enrichment

Please be advised that all classroom based Continuing Studies courses have been cancelled through June in accordance with COVID-19 precautions. If you have registered for a course and it is cancelled, please check your email for more information. Please note that our online offerings are not impacted.

Current Offerings:


Dates: Sundays, August 2 - August 23, 2020

  • August 2: Lower Chelsea
  • August 9: Louisa Mack’s LGBT
  • August 16: The Northside Heritage
  • August 23: Ducktown Revitalization

Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Starting points vary- Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $19 each tour or $69 for series

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Dates: Tuesdays, August 11- 25, 2020

  • Aug 11 - Session 1: Intermediate Camera Functions
    Internal note: this is the orientation course to determine the level of camera familiarity, knowledge of flash, and understanding of light
  • Aug 18 - Session 2: Intermediate Capturing Techniques 
    Internal note: this is moving participants from “taking a picture” to “telling a story”. Will use natural light, available light, introduce flash technology and off-camera techniques
  • Aug 25 - Session 3: Intermediate Lighting, Speedlight Flash & Photo Editing
    Internal note: Continue to explore light sources in the capturing phase and also enhance photos (including lighting) through web-based editing software. 

Times: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $109.00

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Date: Wednesdays, August 5, 12, and 19, 2020 

  • Session 1: Introduction, History, Numbers in the Pips
  • Session 2: The Minor Arcana and the Royal Court
  • Session 3: The Major Arcana and Spreads

Time: 6:00-8:00pm 
Cost: $49

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Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Instructor: Susan Puder 
Cost: $15.00 
**Early Bird $10 until July 14, 2020 

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Courses Cancelled or Postponed in Accordance with COVID-19 Precautions:

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $19.99

Dates: Mondays, July 13 - 27, 2020

  • July 13: Introduction to Digital Photography
  • July 20: Capturing Digital Images
  • July 27Editing Digital Images

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Dave Griffin 

Cost: $80.00

Dates: Thursdays, July 9-August 27
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: $225

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

First Aid- Monday, April 6, 2020 → 6 - 9 PM 
    Basic Life support (BLS)- Wednesday, April 8, 2020 → 6 - 10 PM 

First Aid: $39.00
    Basic Life Support: $89.00
    Register for First Aid and Basic Life Support: $115.00*
*To register for both programs and receive a 10% discount please call us (609) 652 4227*
Seating limited

Instructor: Dan Hickson
Location: Stockton University, 3711 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

Dates: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Stockton University, Manahawkin Campus
Instructor: Joshua Gant

Cost: $25

Spend an evening learning about ecologic secrets from Joshua Gant. Bring your own questions for this fun interactive event! Topics covered include: why do leaves change, where do dogs come from, and how nature works.

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 2020 
Sightseeing Tour & Reception:
Saturday, April 25, 2020 &
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: The Noyes Galleries at Kramer Hall

Prices: $15.00

Description: Take a trip back in time through the remarkable history of the Estell family, their large estate and the many industries that took place there.

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

Beginner Level  $125

Dates: Tuesday, April 21, Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Location: Hammonton, NJ
Description: Learn the fundamentals to use your digital camera, the difference between f-stops and shutter speed, digital file keeping, and the depth of field of field in relation to different lenses. A brief history of photography will also be reviewed. 

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

Dates: Saturday, June 6, 2020
8 - 11 a.m.

Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Instructor: Joshua Gant

Cost: $30
It seems everything is done with some sort of “smart device” today, why not birding? Have you ever wondered what that magical device you keep in your pocket is capable of when it comes to birding? Join Joshua as he teaches you how to use the available technology to be a better birder. This program begins in the classroom and ends with a field experience around Lake Fred. Joshua is a Stockton alumnus, professional environmental educator, avid naturalist, and bird enthusiast. This is a rain or shine event. Bring your Smart phone or tablet and be prepared to download the eBird by Cornell Lab ap.

Will not be in session until further notice.

Dates: Thursdays, January 30 – March 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Room: C 008
Cost: $250
Stockton Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Cost: $195 (Use coupon code)
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 
Description: This 8-week course will explore the attitudinal foundations that support our formal practice of mindfulness meditation. In this experiential course you’ll develop a deeper understanding and practical application of these valuable attitudes. A great way to continue, inspire and strengthen the benefits gained from MBSR.

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

Will not be in session until further notice.

Dates: Fridays, January 31 – March 27, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
*Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Full-day retreat*
Retreat Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*
Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Room: C 006
Cost: $399
Stockton Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Cost: $344 (Use coupon code)
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

Past Sessions:

Date: Tuesdays, January 14 - February 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Field Trip Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020 (FOUL weather date: Sunday, February 23, 2020)
Field Trip Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Tuesdays: Manahawkin
**Saturday Field Trip: Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Instructor: Susan Puder
Cost: $150
Description: Join Susan Puder, nature and wildlife photographer with over 30 years’ experience and avid birder, as she introduces birding basics and build upon your knowledge of bird identification, spring migration, raptors of NJ, and birding year-round in New Jersey as well as how to take better photographs of birds. This six-week class concludes with a field trip to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge so participants can practice their new birding and photography skills. This class is designed for people new to birding or want to increase their knowledge for identification and locating birds in New Jersey. Class size limited.

**Participants should bring their own field guides to benefit the most from this class**

Date: Sunday, February 09, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Cost: $50
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 
Description:If you are interested in the practice of mindfulness, want to try a retreat as an intro, have some experience, and would like to deepen or inspire your practice; this retreat is for you!

There will be instruction in different aspects of mindfulness and plenty of practice time with shorter meditation to make it more accessible for those new to meditation.

Questions regarding the content of the course, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

Dates: Tuesdays, August 6 - August 27, 2019
   •  Tuesday, Aug. 6: “Coastal Bay Oysters Recycling for Restoration” featuring Steve Evert, Stockton Marine Field Station Manager and Dr. Christine Thompson, Assistant Professor of Marine Science
   • Tuesday, Aug. 13: “Migratory Fishes and the NJ Coast” featuring Dr. Mark Sullivan, Associate Professor of Marine Science
   • Tuesday, Aug. 20: “Exploring the Deep Sea Using Underwater Technology” featuring Dr. Tara Luke, Professor of Biology
   • Tuesday, Aug. 27: “Deep Ocean Shipwrecks: Exploring Where No One Has Gone Before” featuring Steve Nagiewicz, Adjunct Professor Marine Science & Marine Archeologist 

Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

DescriptionLearn more about current exploration research, underwater robotics and the marine life of the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City’s surrounding waterways.  Experts from Stockton’s Marine Science program and Coastal Research Center will be providing life-long learning lectures and discussion sessions directly from their research and areas of specialization. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 16, 23 & 30,  2019
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Description: “Boardwalk Empire and Beyond” Lecture Series will review the unique history of Atlantic City and how it has shaped our modern era.  Expert presenters will concentrate on three topics, “The Northside and Social Movement”, “Tourism and Entertainment”, and “Politics and Power”. Each session will be scheduled for 90 minutes, with 1 hour for lecture and 30 minutes for participant dialogue/questions.

Week 1:Tuesday, July 16, 2019
“The Northside and Social Movements”
Ralph Hunter, Founder & President of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

Week 2: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
“Tourism and Entertainment"

Heather Perez, Stockton University Special Collections Librarian and Atlantic City Historian

Week 3:Tuesday, July 30, 2019
“Power and Politics”
Nelson Johnson, retired Atlantic County Superior Court Judge and author of “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City”

• Monday, July 15, 2019: General Poker Strategies
   • Wednesday, July 17, 2019:
Strategies for Tournament Play
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Description: Whatever your poker level ― novice, intermediate, or expert ― you can always sharpen your Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Game. These interactive sessions will feature various skills, strategies, and live game play to enhance your chances at the table.