Stockton News - Jan. 26, 2024


Murphy WritingEat, Relax and Write: Murphy Writing Celebrates 30 Years

As a younger man, Peter Murphy found the best way for him to push through a troublesome verse or narrative was to hole up in a hotel room in Cape May, New Jersey. His writer friends were intrigued and convinced him to bring them along in 1994. And the rest was…poetry.

In the ensuing three decades, the Murphy Writing Winter Poetry & Prose Getawayhas becomeone of the winter’s oldest and largest writers’ conferences in North America. Beginning and experienced writers receive craft discussion, writing prompts, writing time, feedback, motivation and inspiration.

“By spending the entire weekend writing, participants will make breakthroughs in their craft, and make more progress than they thought possible,” founder Peter Murphy said. 

The Murphy Writing of Stockton University event gives writers a reprieve from their daily tasks in exchange for 15 hours of writing workshops, open mics, tutorials, writerly camaraderie and breakthroughs in their personal writing journeys.

A Picture-Perfect Opportunity for Photography Students

A new agreement between Stockton and Mercer County Community College providesstudents the opportunity to seamlessly pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography.

Students would spend two years at Mercer in West Windsor earning an Associate in Fine Arts degree before transferring to Stockton to complete a BFA, according to Robert Heinrich, vice president for Enrollment Management at Stockton.

Students would take courses like 2D Design, History of Photography and Digital Photography at Mercer to prepare for advanced classes at Stockton, including Film and Darkroom II and Senior Project Photography.

“By establishing this agreement, we are ensuring seamless transfer of credits from the student who is completing an associate degree at Mercer into our program by ensuring all of the courses are fulfilling graduation requirements,” Heinrich said. 


get involved fairOspreys Show Up to Get Involved

Cars, climbing, billiards, esports, horses, fossils, music…. you name it, Stockton probably has a club for it. At the Get Involved Fair, held Jan. 23 and 24, students got to see exactly what clubs and interests were available to pursue on campus.

📸 View more photoson Flickr.


whats trending jan. 26Instagram: The @stockton_skibums travelled to Canada over winter break. Here's a look at their trip to the slopes.

X: You only have 2 more weeks to grab your tickets for @StocktonPAC 's February lineup.

Facebook: Transferring to Stockton has never been easier.


Devin JeffersonBreast Cancer Battle Leads Coach to Schedule ‘Think Pink’ Game

The women’s basketball team will host its “Think Pink” game on Saturday, Feb. 3 to celebrate breast cancer survivors and continue to bring awareness and raise money for breast cancer research. The Ospreys will host Montclair State University at 3 p.m. in the Sports Center.

The cause is very personal for Stockton head coach Devin Jefferson, whose team is having its most successful season in her six years at the helm. Jefferson shared her own experience with breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Early detection was pivotal in her learning of her diagnosis.

womens basketballWomen's Basketball Extends Win Streak to Four Straight

The women’s basketball team useda stifling defense in the first half and took a 54-34 victory on Jan. 24 over Rutgers-Camden. Grace Speer led four Ospreys in double figures with 12 points, her fifth straight game in double figures.

Stockton opened the game slowly garnering an 8-6 lead after one quarter, as four different players scored a basket. The Ospreys broke the game open with a huge second frame, outscoring the Scarlet Raptors 14-2 on the way to a 22-8 halftime lead. The Stockton defense held the Scarlet Raptors to just 1-24 shooting in the opening half.

The men’s team could not withstand the torrid shooting of Rutgers-Camden and dropped a 77-71 contest on the same night. The Ospreys were led by EJ Matthews-Spratley with a team-high 22 points.

⭐️ DJ Campbell scored 17 points and in doing so, eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for his career. He becomes the third Osprey to break the barrier, joining Carl Cochran (1993-97) and Val Brown (1981-85).

Trevone GreenStockton Competes in Moravian Invitational

The men’s track & field team competedin the Moravian Invitational on Jan. 20 at Rauch Fieldhouse on the campus of Lehigh University. The Ospreys competed against numerous Pennsylvania teams from all three NCAA divisions.

Trevone Green was the highest Stockton finisher in an event as he placed third out of 12 in the triple jump (13.34m).

The young 4x400 relay team of sophomores Santana Wittenburg and Anthony Gentile plus freshmen Darnell Cartwright and Marcellus Malloy finished fourth out of 12 teams (3:35.01).


New Process: Name Badge Ordering

For those wishing to order a custom Stockton name badge for your department, please visit this page, which is part of University Relations & Marketing’s brand guide. There, you will find a step-by-step guide that explains exactly how to create and order the badge.

Read the SCOSA February Newsletter

Read the Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA)'s February newsletter for interesting upcoming events and newly added programming.

Time to Confirm Your Ospreys

Welcome back, faculty! As the spring semester has begun, it's almost time to Confirm your Ospreys!

New name, same process! Faculty are reminded to complete the Academic Engagement (formerly Roster Verification) process by confirming student attendance/academic activity. The Academic Engagement process is to be completed by Tuesday, Jan. 30. The Office of Financial Aid will use this information to make adjustments to student financial aid disbursements based upon each student's confirmed number of credits.

Each instructor will be responsible for confirming student attendance or participation in an academic activity. For online courses, faculty are reminded to include an assignment or discussion activity during the add/drop period so that the student's attendance can be confirmed.

The link to complete the Academic Engagement process can be found under the faculty tab within the goStockton portal.  

For more information and a list of frequently asked questions, visit

'Soft Launch' of the 24-25 FAFSA

The FAFSA has changed! On Dec. 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education started a “soft launch” of the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

During the “soft launch,” the 24-25 FAFSA will be available for students and contributors to complete for short periods of time each day.

At this time, the Department of Education recommends that students and families do not rush to complete the 24-25 FAFSA immediately, especially since they will not send FAFSA data to schools and the State of N.J. until later in January/early February.

If students do attempt to complete the FAFSA now, please note that they could experience technical issues or glitches with the form.

Students and families don’t need to file today, but be sure to file before you miss any deadlines! Stockton’s Priority Filing Deadline for programs with limited funding is April 1 (extended!). Anyone who received TAG in the 23-24 academic year must file their 24-25 FAFSA by May 15 (extended)!

We’re in this together, and it’s our goal to make the financial aid process as stress-free as possible! We appreciate your support and assistance in reaching our students. Feel free to contact our office at with any questions you may have!


✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽February is Black History Month

Events for Alumni & Friends

Spring 2024 Professional Development Opportunities 

🎭 Spring Programming at the PAC   

🎨🖼️ Spring 2024 Art Gallery exhibits

Now-March 31:"Ducktown: An Atlantic City Immigration Story"  

Jan. 30: ✈️📚 Education Abroad Fair

Feb. 1:Black History Month Flag Raising

Feb. 2:Putty Dance Project- Glimpse

Feb. 4: CelloGayageum

Feb. 5:OspreyHub Training for Faculty/Staff (1-2 p.m.)

Feb. 7:Forced to Flee - Dalia Ziada’s Story of Courage

Feb. 9: The Barber of Seville

Feb. 10: 🕹️Second Saturdays - Fall in Love with Esports 

Feb. 14 - May 17: ‘Our House is on Fire’ Noyes Galleries

Feb. 16: BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular

Feb. 22: Pathways to Peace - Discussing Israeli-Palestinian Relations

Feb. 29: Natural Dyes Club