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OCC’s Repertory Theatre presents new work based on Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

May 3, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The Repertory Theatre Company at Ocean County College will present a virtual production of In the Shadow of the Globe by Michelle Cameron on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. In the Shadow of the Globe is a verse novel in ten acts of the lives and loves of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre........
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Ocean County College Meets Employers’ Needs through Workforce and Professional Education

April 22, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Meeting the growing need for allied health professionals is one of the areas in which Ocean County College’s Workforce and Professional Education (WPE) excels. WPE delivers purposeful education in Healthcare, Business & Technology and Education, taught by industry-certified staff and instructors. As the population ages, there is a growing need for staffing.......
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Dr. Larson’s Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

April 22, 2021

Civic Literacy At the April 16, 2021, Board of Trustees event, A Conversation with the Trustees, a student suggested that the College offer a civics course, and the suggestion seems to imply there is a renewed interest by students in civic knowledge. The College currently offers a series of Political Science courses, such as Introduction.......
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2021 Veteran Champion of the Year in Higher Education awarded to OCC’s Ryan Luurtsema

April 16, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Congratulations to Ryan Luurtsema, assistant director of OCC’s Veteran and Military Resource Center (VMRC) who recently was designated a 2021 Veteran Champion of the Year in Higher Education by VIQTORY. One of only 19 in the country to receive this award, Luurtsema was recognized for his commitment, effort and success in creating.......
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Harvard Professor and Author Unlocks Secrets to Happiness in a Virtual Presentation at OCC’s Grunin Center in May

April 15, 2021

TOMS RIVER — How does happiness change over a lifetime and how can we get happier as we age? It’s probably safe to say that everyone would like the answer to that question. Harvard professor and author Arthur C. Brooks reveals the answers to these questions by exploring the advances in behavioral economics and social.......
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OCC’s Cybersecurity Seminar Series continues — Vulnerability Disclosure is this month’s topic

April 12, 2021

TOMS RIVER — The Cybersecurity Seminar Series at Ocean County College will continue on Friday, April 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. via WebEx. “A History of Vulnerability Disclosure” will be presented by Julian Cohen, who has served as an enterprise Director of Security, Chief Information Security Officer, and security professional across finance, healthcare, government,.......
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OCC presents Alton Fitzgerald White, Broadway’s longest running Lion King, who shares work-life fulfillment secrets

April 9, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Singer, actor and dancer, Alton Fitzgerald White, who starred as Mufasa in Broadway’s Lion King longer than any other actor, will appear (virtually) at the Grunin Center at Ocean County College on April 20 at 11 a.m. White will share his secrets to fulfillment in work and life through About My Pride:.......
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Legendary Toms River South Baseball Coach Celebrated in Film, Showing at OCC

April 8, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Ocean County College hosts the showing of South Baseball — The Spirit of Winning, a film about legendary Toms River High School South baseball coach Ken Frank. This free, virtual event will be held Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Coach Frank has won more games than any other coach in New.......
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Nimbus Dance Performs Acclaimed Social Justice Initiative, Lynchtown/Thistown, at OCC

April 6, 2021

TOMS RIVER — Don’t miss this special evening featuring Nimbus Dance’s acclaimed social justice initiative, Lynchtown/Thistown, on April 24 at 7 p.m. Two iconic American modern dances will be performed: Charles Weidman’s 1936 masterwork, Lynchtown, and Pearl Primus’ renowned 1943 solo Strange Fruit. Both works explore race, violence and mob mentality, and illustrate the sociopolitical.......
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Dr. Larson’s Report to the OCC Board of Trustees

March 25, 2021

I want to begin this month’s report by noting that it was on March 13 last year that the coronavirus caused colleges and universities throughout the nation to move to remote operations. The majority of OCC faculty, staff, and students have been away from the campus for an entire year. I mention this because, again.......
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