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.


Brilliant Birdsong
Instructor led through Zoom!

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Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Joshua Gant
Cost: $20
Description: Join Joshua Gant as he takes an in-depth look at birdsong. Topics covered are: why and how birds sing, when’s the best time to hear bird songs, and much more. This will be a lecture-style birdsong class with no field component, but you will still get to hear all kinds of birds!

Brilliant Birdsong


Motivational Mondays

Instructor led through Zoom!

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When: Mondays, June 8, June 15, and June 22, 2020
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 each session
Instructor: Rachel Davis 
Descriptions: 

June 15, 2020Work-Life Balance is a Myth, So What Should I Be Striving For? 

June 22, 2020Level Up Your Thinking: Growth Mindset

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Retirement Planning Today

Instructor led through Zoom!

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This course will be given in two informative and entertaining sessions. Click on the title above for detailed information.

Audience: Pre-retirees and retirees ages 55 to 70    
Cost: $20  
 
Instructor: Louis T. Barberio, III

When:
Tuesday & Thursday
June 16th & 18th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Monday & Wednesday
June 22nd & 24th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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French for Adults

Instructor led through Zoom!

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When: Thursdays, July 9-August 27
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: $225
Description: This course introduces the French language to adults.
Conducted in dual French and English by your instructor, Jaques Press, who is French-speaking. Class sessions include learning techniques with the adult in mind. Techniques of this course include relying on words common to French and English, practicing conversations and selecting the right expressions for personal needs - such as travel, business, friendship, and culture. Open to all skill levels. This series does not carry academic credits. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

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Photography Essentials with Dave Griffin

Instructor led through Zoom!

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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

Description: Whether you use a smartphone or high powered digital camera, our experienced instructor will teach participants how to capture and edit quality images.  This class is ideal for beginners, small business owners, marketers, social media influencers, real estate professionals, and anyone else looking to learn the basics of capturing better pictures. Each session features interactive learning techniques and will review basic skills such as exposure, aperture, shutter speed, color balance, and digital editing software. This class will be offered 100% online through a livestream zoom platform.  Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the instructor in real time. Participants must provide their own capture device - digital camera, smartphone, or tablet.

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How to Make Wine

Instructor led through Zoom!

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

Location: Live Stream Zoom
Cost: $19.99

Description:Learn to make wine at home with our fun, interactive, and live digital workshop taught by local winemaker Scott Quarella of Bellview Winery, Landisville, NJ. This Zoom-based course will feature step-by-step instructions of the process of home-based wine creation, supplies and materials required, the bottling process, and safety protocol. During the workshop, participants will be able to interact with the instructor, ask questions and chat with other participants.All participants must be 21 or older to register, and ID will be verified at the event. 

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Four Seasons at Forsythe

Instructor led through Zoom!

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Live-stream on Zoom
Instructor: Susan Puder
Cost: $15.00
**Early Bird $10 until July 11, 2020 

Description: Join Susan Puder, nature and wildlife photographer with over 30 years’ experience and avid birder and is the President of the Southern Ocean Birding Group. In this webinar, you will discover the 47,000-acre Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, which is located along the Atlantic Flyway. Birds visit the refuge throughout the year to rest, feed, and breed. Learn when and what you can find at NJ’s largest refuge in the Pinelands.

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AC Walking Tour Series

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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 

Description: The AC Walking Tour Series allows participants to actively experience the historical landmarks, events, and sub-cultures of Atlantic City. Our guided tours - led by AC Historian and Stockton Adjunct Professor Dr. Levi Fox - will explore 4 different neighborhoods and perspectives across the city. Bring your walking shoes and water bottle, as each tour will cover between 2 to 3 miles of parks, city streets, and the boardwalk.  

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Intermediate Photography with Dave Griffin

Instructor led through Zoom!

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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.
Location: Zoom Online Only
Cost: $109.00
Description: This interactive course is designed to broaden your digital image capturing, teach manual DSLR camera mechanics, explore intermediate light and shadow properties, and apply web-based, editing software to enhance images. Our experienced instructor, Dave Griffin, uses his global perspectives to help students work from the basics of “taking a picture” to conceptually “telling a story”.  Intermediate Photography is ideal for business owners, marketing & social media administrators, real estate professionals, and individuals who have taken an introductory photography course. Participants must provide their own DSLR digital camera. Basic flash equipment is strongly suggested, but not required. This class will be offered via live-stream zoom platforms, with the ability to interact with the instructor in real time. 

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Tarot Reading Workshop 

Instructor led through Zoom!

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
Location: Live-stream on Zoom
Cost: $49

Description​: Learn to read Tarot Cards without a textbook! Learning how to use tarot requires a strong mix of intuition and familiarity with the symbols of the tarot. Join our expert instructor in a Live Zoom as she guides you through insight, spiritual guidance and symbolism of Tarot. This is a beginner’s class and no experience is necessary. Participants will need to provide their own Rider Waite Tarot Deck. 

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Basic Life Support (BLS) & First Aid

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

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Dates: 
    
First Aid- Monday, April 6, 2020 → 6 - 9 PM Limited Seats Remaining
    Basic Life support (BLS)- Wednesday, April 8, 2020 → 6 - 10 PM Class is Full

Cost:
    
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 


Ask an Ecologist: The World Around You Explained

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

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

Location: Stockton University, Manahawkin Campus
Instructor: Joshua Gant

Cost: $25
**Early Bird Discount: Register by March 18th to recieve $5 off
**Coupon Code: EARLYREG
Description:
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.


Estell Empire Tour

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 2020 
Sightseeing Tour & Reception:
Saturday, April 25, 2020 &
Time:
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.


Digital Photography with Jack Mazzeo

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

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Beginner Level  $125

Dates: Tuesday, April 21, Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
-AND-
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. 

 


Birding with Your Smart Phone

Cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 precautions.

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

Location: Stockton University, Galloway
Instructor: Joshua Gant

Cost: $30
Description:
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.


Currently in Session:

The Seven Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness

Will not be in session until further notice.

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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 SAVE STOCK)
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.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Will not be in session until further notice.

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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 STOCK SAVE)
Instructor: Edward Smith, LMT 

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


Past Sessions:

Birdwatching and Photography Essentials: How to Become a Better Birder and Bird Photographer

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**


Mindfulness Meditation: An Introductory Retreat

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.


"Explore the Ocean" Lecture Series

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. 


"Boardwalk Empire & Beyond": An Atlantic City Lecture Series

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”


Poker: Improving Your Hold 'Em Game

Dates: 
  
• 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.