This summer, FDU is offering an array of graduate and undergraduate courses, study-abroad courses, summer scholars programs, special-interest and sports camps, intensive coach training and motorcycle-education classes.
Undergraduate and graduate students can get a head start on their course work through summer courses offered at FDU.
Among undergraduate courses being offered over the summer are Financial Accounting, Cultural Anthropology, Principles of Modern Biology, Business Planning Forum, Popular Music and Jazz, Criminal Law, Information Security, and Fundamentals of Nursing I. Graduate course offerings include Communications/Media Relations, Family Business Management, Smartboards in the Classroom, Terrorism Issues and Implications, and Psychology and Law Enforcement. For a complete list of summer course offerings go to http://webadvisor.fdu.edu .
A special Pre-MBA Jump Start Program will be available for those interested in preparing for MBA studies. This includes students who have been out of college for a while or those who do not have an undergraduate major in business. Jump Start students will work with an adviser from the Graduate Business Office throughout the duration of the program. Also available is the Sexton GMAT preparation course. After a student completes the exam and is admitted to the MBA program, the cost of the Sexton course is credited toward the first semester of MBA tuition. While preparing for the GMAT, students can also take undergraduate courses under the guidance of an adviser. If admitted to the MBA program, students who pass these courses with the required grades will have the corresponding MBA foundation courses waived. For more information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=109 .
Metropolitan Campus faculty and staff help promote ThinkSummer! activities. They are, from left, Anita Rivers, director of adult admissions and coordinator of adult student intake, enrollment management; Joan Vacca, clerk, enrollment services, with MaryEllen Meyer, senior enrollment services clerk, enrollment services; and Peter Mullany, English.
International students who want to take a summer course that is aligned to their curricular practical training (CPT) experience can choose from graduate courses such as Corporate Entrepreneurship, Financial Markets and Instruments, International Business Management, International Marketing or Topics in Current Developments. For more information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=7580 .
Overseas study will also be available to students over the summer.
The International Corporate Communication and Culture Seminar is scheduled for Monday, May 16, through Saturday, May 28, at Wroxton College as part of the MA in corporate and organizational communication. This graduate offering includes panel discussions and lectures by international experts from business, academia, politics and the media. Students will also have two full-day opportunities to work with graduate students in corporate communication from Thames Valley University. For additional information contact Gary Radford, communication (Flor), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in the Western Front in World War I and Western Front in World War II courses taught by Gary Darden, history (Flor), will travel to London from Friday, June 3, to Saturday, June 18. For information email Darden at email@example.com.
Also in the planning stage is a short-term, study-abroad trip to Peru on January 5 to 20, 2012, as part of the undergraduate courses Beginning Spanish I, Beginning Spanish II and Latin American Civilization and Culture (English and Spanish sections). The cost is $2,995 and includes airfare, lodging, meals, folkloric performance, English-speaking guide, entrance to all archaeological sites and special exhibits and air/land transportation within Peru. For information and to set up a preliminary interview contact Patricia Bazán-Figueras, languages (Flor), at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Delicia Koeneke, Spanish (Flor), at email@example.com.
Summer Scholars Program
Through FDU’s Summer Scholars Program, outstanding high school students have another opportunity to experience college life while learning.
Focused Thinking™ on the SAT is a 30-hour course that teaches students how to stay focused while taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Actual SAT items will be used in skill-training sessions, so that students can maximize their SAT performance as they sharpen their reading and reasoning skills. Topics to be covered include SAT Focused Thinking™ methods, SAT math review, focused SAT math problem solving, focused SAT critical reading, focused SAT sentence completion, focused SAT writing ability and focused SAT writing. Ten, three-hour sessions, two afternoons per week, will be held at the Metropolitan Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., on July 18, 20, 25 and 27, and August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17. Sessions at the College at Florham will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays on July 19, 21, 26 and 28, and on August 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The $525 tuition and $20 registration fee includes SAT textbooks. The course will be jointly conducted by Lee Pierson, director, and Gino Crocetti, associate director, both Thinking Skills Institute (Metro). For more information call 201-692-6500 or 800-338-3887.
At the College at Florham ThinkSummer! event are, from left, students Pat Fallon and Anna Calabro; Janice Recca, assistant director, international/graduate admissions; Ellen Miller, associate director, enrollment services; and Laura Grant, associate director, enrollment services.
In ComputerTeens — Applications of Geospatial Science, students in grades 10, 11 and 12 can learn about Geographic Information Systems, database management, project planning, user interfaces and online maps. For more information go to http://www.fdu.edu/computerteens .
High School Leaders (HS Leaders) is a two-week, noncredit teen-leadership program for students entering grades 8 to 10. This summer’s program will focus on environmental restoration and protection through investigations of local stream health. Participants will explore the Hackensack River Greenway and learn how to identify wildlife and how to use New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s environmental data through an online mapping service. Using the Metro Greenery (the University’s greenhouse), they will cultivate native plant species. Field trips and hands-on workshops increase team building and character development. Through greenhouse awareness and creative problem solving, students will gain confidence in their ability to organize, plan and implement environmental restoration and protection. HS Leaders will run from Monday, July 11, to Friday, July 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Campus. For information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=7016 .
Leader in Training Program
The Leader in Training (LIT) program, which is open to students entering grades 8–9, offers real-life leadership experience while building critical skills in team building, conflict management, group dynamics, organization and more. Each day, LITs will have a recreational activity, workshops on leadership skills and work beside college-age counselors with campers to gain real-life leadership experience. The program will be offered at the Metropolitan Campus and the College at Florham from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.: Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 8 (closed Monday, July 4); Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 22; and Monday, July 25, through Friday, August 5. For information or to register call 201-692-6500.
Summer Experience — A College Preparatory Program for High School Students with Learning Disabilities
Offered by FDU’s Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities, this two-week summer program is for graduating high school students and rising seniors with a history of learning disabilities.
Sessions will include academic instruction in areas such as learning strategies, time management and organizational skills, memory strategies, computer software, assistive technology devices and the writing process. The program will run from Tuesday, July 5, through Thursday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $1,200 for a full-day program and $1,000 for a morning-only program. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 15. For information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=3792 .
Discover Business Teen Camp
The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship is offering Discover Business Teen Camp for students entering grades nine through 12 in the fall. Weeklong summer sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15, at the College at Florham, and from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, at the Metropolitan Campus. Topics include teamwork, communications, research, finance and entrepreneurship/business planning. Faculty and staff from the Rothman Institute will supervise the business camp.
The cost is $490. A $150 nonrefundable deposit and a $20 one-time registration fee must be sent by Friday, June 24, and all fees must be paid by Tuesday, July 5. For more information call 973-443-8842 or go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=1259 .
Camp Discovery is a day-camp program with activities in science and nature, art, theater, humanities and sports for children entering grades one through seven. It also includes a Leadership Training Program for those entering seventh and eighth grades.
Students will go on field trips to Dorney Park, Space Odyssey, Adventure Aquarium, the Liberty Science Center and the Gazillion Bubble Show and watch an IMAX film.
Programs are offered for six weeks in three sessions — from Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 8 (camp will not be held on Monday, July 4); from Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 22; and from Monday, July 25, through Friday, August 5, at the College at Florham and at the Metropolitan Campus.
A $100 nonrefundable deposit per session, plus a one-time $20 registration fee, is required at time of registration to hold a space for each camper. For current camp fees call 201-692-6500. Cost includes extended care, all science specimens and equipment, all field trips, art/theater supplies and one camp T-shirt. Discounted fees are available when registration and full payment is made by Friday, April 29. For information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=94 .
Several sports camps are being offered at FDU — basketball, baseball and soccer at the Metropolitan Campus and soccer at the College at Florham.
Men’s and women’s basketball camps for students between 7 and 17 years will be held at the Rothman Center of the Metropolitan Campus in two weeklong sessions. The men’s basketball camp, which will be led by Gregory Vetrone, head men’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro), will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25, to Friday, July 29, and from Monday, August 1, to Friday, August 5. The cost is $225 per person, each week.
Peter Cinella, head women’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro), will lead the women’s basketball camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 27, to Friday, July 1, and from Monday, July 18, to Friday, July 22. The cost is $195 per participant for each week.
A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is required from each participant. For information call Vetrone at 201-692-2126 or Cinella at 201-692-9626.
A baseball camp at the Metropolitan Campus will run from Monday, June 27, to Friday, July 1, first session, while the second session will run from Monday, July 25, to Friday, July 29. For information call Gary Puccio, head baseball coach, athletics (Metro), or Justin McKay, assistant baseball coach, athletics (Metro), at 201-692-2245.
Seth Roland, head men’s soccer coach, athletics (Metro), will be conducting soccer camps for boys and girls, ages 5 to 17. The girls’ soccer camp will be held from Sunday, July 17, to Thursday, July 21. The boys’ soccer camp will be held on the following dates: Monday, July 11, to Friday, July 15; Monday, July 18, to Friday, July 22; and Monday, August 1, to Friday, August 5. The cost for a full-day (9 a.m.–3 p.m.), weeklong session is $255, while the cost for a half-day (9 a.m.–noon), weeklong session is $165. For more information go to http://www.fdusoccercamp.com .
A soccer camp for girls ages 14 years and older will be held at the College at Florham from Monday, June 27, to Thursday, June 30, 6 to 8 p.m., at the campus’s natural grass and/or artificial turf fields. The intense four-day camp session, led by Kristin Giotta, head women’s soccer coach, athletics (Flor), will focus on fitness and individual skill development. The cost is $150, and it includes daily soccer instruction and a camp T-shirt. Applications and a nonrefundable deposit of $50 are due by June 27. For information call 973-443-8943.
Intensive Coach Training
FDU and Results Coaching Systems are jointly offering an Intensive Coach Training Program this June. The program begins with a three-day (Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11) intensive workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Campus, followed by 12 teleconferences conducted in 1-1/2 hour-sessions.
The program is designed to give participants cutting-edge coaching skills, tools and resources to effectively coach others in any situation. Participants will explore the origins of coaching, looking specifically at contemporary neuroscience and its implications for coaching and facilitating change, while developing coaching communication skills.
Early-bird registration is $4,135; after Saturday, April 30, registration cost is $4,595. It includes a $20 nonrefundable registration fee. Enrollment must be received by Saturday, May 28. For information go to http://www.resultscoaches.com .
FDU’s Motorcycle Safety Education (MSE) Program, the longest-established motorcycle safety program in Bergen County, N.J., continues to offer the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum, which focuses on crucial skills shown to be lacking in accident-involved motorcyclists.
Aside from Basic RiderCourse (BRC) ($300), BRC 2 Skills Practice ($125) and BRC 2 Skills Plus ($125 plus $25 for passenger) classes, the MSE program also offers Introduction to Motorcycling Experience ($75), Motorcycle Self-inspection Basics ($95) and private tutoring and remedial lessons ($75 per hour, four-hour minimum).
Classes are conducted by experienced RiderCoaches on weekdays and weekends through November 18. For registration information, costs and class schedules call 1-800-338-3887 or go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=93 .