Stockton News - Oct. 27, 2023


vigil speakerRecent Vigil and Clothing Swap Support LGBTQ+ Students

Students didn’t just have a chance to meet their advisor on Preceptor Day — they also had an opportunity to participate in multiple Oct. 26 events organized for October’s national LGBTQ+ History Month.

During “Honoring the Lives and Identities of the Queer Community,” which included impactful speeches and a vigil for queer lives lost, a common theme among speakers was the importance of allyship.

Van Nhi Ho, the graduate coordinator for LGBTQ+ initiatives for the Women’s Gender & Sexuality Center, started off the speeches by defining what it means to be an ally to the queer community.

“In an allyship, you don't just step in when it's convenient or to say something just because you're asked to: You proactively are an ally to this community, not just when it's popular or when it's easy to show off to people on social media. It's an actual role to play actively in your life, and I think that in itself is a very powerful thing to remember, especially as students, that we can use our voices and be allies to multiple communities,” Ho said.

panel Panel Urges Use of Critical Thinking on Middle East Conflict

Nearly all of the approximately 200 people who gathered in the Campus Center Event Room on Oct. 25 agreed that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an emotional and difficult issue to talk about.

But a panel of four Stockton faculty members said to the crowd of mostly students that it’s important to discuss such a contentious issue, develop your critical thinking skills about it and, most importantly, help create a “community of care” on campus going forward.

“I want to challenge all of you to consider what that looks like for you and to exercise respect for each other in this room,” said Tina Zappile, associate professor of Political Science and the moderator for “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Conversation with Faculty.”

“I ask that we are patient with each other as we work through our emotional responses to what we might hear from the panelists and the peers at our tables. … I want to challenge you to avoid shutting people down for showing their emotions,” Zappile added.

📊 As a government shutdown looms, wars rage and chaos reigned as the House selected a new speaker, New Jersey voters are disgusted with Congress, and even Republicans disapprove of how the GOP majority is functioning, according to a Stockton Poll released Oct. 26.


children at coast dayReturn of Coast Day Brings Lifelong Memories to Students

Juan Aponte admitted he’s “not an underwater kind of person.”

“What lurks under the water, it kind of frightens me,” said the Atlantic City High School senior.

But after seeing how a remotely operated submersible can take video of a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean, his perspective might be changing.

group at coast day

Aponte and several of his classmates spent the morning of Oct. 20 at Coast Day, an event coordinated by Susanne Moskalski, associate professor of Marine Science, and held at John F. Scarpa Academic Center. Students from Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township high schools checked out a variety of displays and exhibitors focusing on the theme of coastal change, conservation and resilience. The students also listened to a lecture about sea level rise, had the opportunity to take part in a craft with shells and even learned how to cast a fishing rod.

📸 View more photos on Flickr.


Harvest festHarvest Fest Brings the Fall Feels🍂✨

S.A.V.E. hosted their 2023 Harvest Festival on Oct. 25 in the D/F Plaza outside the Multicultural Center. The unseasonably warm day brought out lots of attendees who enjoyed live music, food, a variety of vendors, fall-themed games and free pumpkins.

🍁 There was also a sweet opportunity to try Stockton’s very own maple syrup and learn about the tapping process.

📸 View more photos on Flickr.


whats trending oct. 27, 2023Instagram: Students were on the run today 🏃🏼‍♀️ telling us all about their favorite fall activities 🍂🍃🍎

Facebook: "People don't remember what you do for them, they remember how you make them feel."Rob Weiss ’18 still remembers that advice he heard as a student preparing for physical therapy clinicals during the White Coat Ceremony. Today, he lives by those words as a physical therapist at Shore Medical Center. 


volleyball teamVolleyball Clinches NJAC Regular Season Title

The volleyball team outlasted William Paterson 3-1 on Oct. 24 to clinch the NJAC regular season title and earn the No. 1 seed for the upcoming NJAC Tournament. The victory was Stockton's sixth in a row.

Three Ospreys reached double figures in kills led by Nicole Palmer with a match-high 16 spikes. Kate Louer and Camille De La Torre chipped in with 12 kills apiece.

Stockton will continue its homestand by hosting 10th-ranked NYU at 4 p.m. today.

girl holding basketballMedia Day a Slam Dunk for Winter Sports

Student-athletes who are part of the four Stockton winter sports teams got a chance to have some fun on Oct. 24 during a Media Day put together by University Relations and Marketing, Production Services and the Athletics Department. Athletes from men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track and field were photographed by URM intern Riley Lorenz and interviewed by The Press of Atlantic City during the event.

The photos and videos (some taken with a drone) will be used in future social media campaigns to promote upcoming games. The winter season begins with a 6 p.m. women’s basketball game at home against Penn State Harrisburg on Nov. 8.

The Press of Atlantic City did features on the women's and men's basketball teams. 

Support your 🦅 Ospreys, Saturday! The fall sports season is beginning to wrap up, and Saturday is a great opportunity to support the Ospreys on the Galloway campus. The men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the New Jersey Athletic Conference championships, which will be held on campus beginning at 10:30 a.m. Shortly after that, the men’s soccer team will host Rutgers-Newark in the first round of the NJAC Tournament at 1 p.m. Finally, the NJAC champion women’s volleyball team hosts Stevens at 3:30 p.m.

🗓️ View the full schedule of all upcoming athletic events here. 


President Joe's State of the University Address Oct. 30

Reminder: President Joe’s State of the University Address was rescheduled to this Monday, Oct. 30, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the Campus Center Event Room. Light refreshments will be provided. A Zoom option is also available for those unable to attend in person.

Print Shop Temporarily Closed Nov. 2-9

⚠️ FYI: Please note that the Print Shop will be closed for equipment upgrades from Nov. 2-9. Unfortunately, during this period, they will not be able to fulfill any requests and ask that you plan for alternative resources during this time.

The Print Shop is scheduled to resume its regular operations on Nov. 9.

Read the SCOSA November Newsletter

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

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Find the Feline 🐈‍⬛: As Halloween creeps closer, can you find the black cat hidden somewhere in this edition of Stockton News? First person to email with its whereabouts wins a prize. Happy 👻 h(a)unting!


Events for Alumni & Friends

Fall 2023 Professional Development Opportunities  

🎭 Fall Programming at the PAC  

Oct. 27: 👄 Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oct. 30: President's State of the University Address  

Nov. 1: Community & Veteran Wellness and Resource Fair

Nov. 2: Council of Black Faculty and Staff’s 39th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner and Dance

Nov. 2-5: 🎭 Stockton Theatre Company Residency

Nov. 3: Sons of Serendip, 🃏🎙️ Just Row With It! Comedy Night

Nov. 6: The Annual Kristallnacht Lecture

Nov. 6-10: Veteran’s Week

Nov. 9: Hughes Center Honors 2023

Nov. 10: The Odyssey

Nov. 12: Discover Stockton Day 

Nov. 16: Annual Student, Faculty, & Staff DinnerHealthy Mind Toolkit: Boosting Your Mental Health

Nov. 18: 🧜‍♂️ The Little Mermen

Nov. 29: 💰Understanding the New FAFSA