Ramapo Welcomes 309 New Roadrunners for Winter Arching
On January 18, 2016, Ramapo College welcomed 309 transfer students and their families to the New Student Assembly and to participate in Arching. Arching is a Ramapo College of New Jersey tradition where new students walk up Mansion Road to shake hands with the President while families and friends cheer them on. Students complete the circle during graduation ceremonies, where they walk down through the Arch and shake the President’s hand again.
Knot Blankets Made for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Knot Blankets were made by students on December 11, 2015 to be sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for cancer patients. This program was sponsored by the College Programming Board (CPB).
Painting and Mocktails Draws a Big Crowd
The College Programming Board (CPB) hosted a very successful Painting and Mocktails Night on December 10, 2015.
The Roukema Center Bids Farewell to Fall Semster International Exchange Students
The Roukema Center for International Education held a farewell lunch on December 15, 2015 for all of our international exchange students. Seven exchange students from three countries, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom were welcomed to the Ramapo community for the Fall 2015 Semester.
Snowball Semi-Formal Wraps Up Fall Semester
The College Programming Board held the fourth annual Snowball semi-formal dance in the Trustees Pavilion on December 12, 2015. There was a DJ, an Instagram photo lounge, mocktails, and dinner. All proceeds were donated to Toys for Tots.
Alumnus Louis Di Paolo '14 Spoke His Campaign and Election for Councilman
On December 9, 2015, the Ramapo College Democrats and the American Studies Club presented former College Democrats Vice President, Ramapo alumnus and Councilman-elect Louis Di Paolo '14. Louis spoke to the Ramapo College community about running a successful campaign in Bergen County as the youngest candidate to ever run.
Last Chess Club Meeting for Fall 2015
The Chess Club held their last meeting of the Fall Semester on December 9, 2015.
Biology Club Plays Biology Pictionary for Last Meeting
The Biology Club held their last meeting on December 1, 2015 for the semester. This end-of-the-year party included playing the game Biology Pictionary as well as elections for some Spring 2016 E-Board positions.
Out for the Holidays with Ramapo Pride
Ramapo Pride's annual OUT for the Holidays feast was on December 4, 2015. Co-sponsored by the Women's Center.
CPB's Gingerbread House and Cookies Decorating
The College Programming Board (CPB) hosted a gingerbread house making and cookie decorating night on December 3, 2015.
Ornament Decorating with RA Sabryne
Thomases Commons recently was the scene of Ornament Decorating with RA Sabryne on November 30, 2015. Crafting supplies and ornaments were provided. This was an Office of Residence Life program.
Winterfest on December 3, 2015 had winter-themed games, crafts and lots of great food.
College Program Board Throws a Vegas Casino Night
CPB held a Vegas Casino Night on Novemeber 19, 2015 in Friends Hall.
Mackin Hall RAs Host "Cards for Kids" Night
RA Rich and RA Princep held "Cards for Kids" on November 4, 2015, in Mackin 1st floor Lounge. Students made cards that will help brighten the day of hospitalized children.
Native American Banquet features Ramapough Lunaape Nation
On November 19, 2015, Ramapo College celebrated Native American Heritage Month with a Banquet. Chief Perry of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation and Lehman Mann were in attendance and Floyd Hicks performed music.
Alumnus Michael J. F. Sheehan '14 on "What to Do with a History Degree"
The History Club hosted alumnus Michael J. F. Sheehan '14 to discuss "What to Do with a History Degree" on December 2, 2015. Michael spoke about what he did with a history degree, his experience working at a battlefield, the American Revolution and the Battle of Stony Point.
World AIDS Day Keynote and AIDS Quilty
The Women's Center displayed an AIDS Quilt in Friends Hall on December 1, 2015 and Dawn Breedonwas featureded as the Keynote Speaker.
Wolrd AIDS Day is held annually on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
BMAD Hosts "Hip-Hop After Dark" in the Aux Gym
Brothers Making A Difference (BMAD) is hosted the event "Hip Hip After Dark" on November 19, 2015. Students had the chance to play a three-on-three basketball game, win prizes and eat free food. Music played by DJ Dark Kent.
Ramathon Raises Over $6,000
Students had the chance to dance the night away while raising money for the Children's Miracle Network on November 20, 2015. All money raised goes to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These hospitals are the preeminent provider of rehabilitation for children with special needs, serving children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays and life-changing illnesses.
Transgender Day of Remembrance held on November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs annually on Nov. 20 and is a day to memorialize those who have been permanently silenced as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. 22 candles were lit in honor of 22 trans women who have been murdered this year.
Vanna Garcia, Queer Peer Services Coordinator, led the vigil. The Women's Center and the Civic and Community Engagement Center hosted the candlelight vigil on November 220, 2015.
Importance of Holocaust-related Humor Discussed by Professor Patt
Dr. Avinoam Patt examined how in the Holocaust humor was both a psychological weapon and a defense mechanism on November 4, 2015. He showed how in the face of unspeakable it established camaraderie and helped boost morale.
At the University of Hartford since 2007, Dr. Patt teaches courses on Modern Jewish History, American Jewish History, the Holocaust, the History of Zionism and the State of Israel, Jewish film, and Modern Jewish Literature among others. This event was sponsored by the Gross Cetner for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Tailgate Night at the Lodge
The CPA RHC hosted a tailgate party at the Lodge, on Monday 16, 2015. There was free food, raffles and Monday Night Football with the Houston Texans vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.
Culture Corner Brings Students Together
On November 18, 215, the Roukema Center for International Education (ASB-123) was the site for cookies and coffee for Culture Corner. This event was an opportunity for international students to connect with their peers at Ramapo and discuss cultural topics as well as build relationships. The Buddy Program hosts Culture Corner approximately once a month to facilitate fun conversations that promote intercultural understanding and friendships.
Pavilion Turns into Mount Olympo for a Night
Students attended a night on Mount Olympo on November 13, 2015 in Trustees Pavilion. Hosted by the Overlook Hall and College Park Apartments, there was authentic Greek cuisine, a DJ, and games with prizes.
Ramathon's "Super Hero" Dinner at Birch Tree Inn
Birch Tree Inn served a "Super Hero" dinner with kids-themed menu on November 12, 2015. Ramathon, Phi Delta Epsilon and Zeta Beta Tau tabled for Ramathon, a dance marathon that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These hospitals are the preeminent provider of rehabilitation for children with special needs, serving children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays and life-changing illnesses. Funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network ensure every child who needs their services can be cared for, regardless of their ability to pay.