ThinkSummer — Variety of Courses, Programs Offered
This summer, FDU offers the perfect learning environment with an array of graduate and undergraduate courses, summer scholars programs, study-abroad courses, special-interest and athletics camps, motorcycle-education classes and recreation programs.
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 Professional Communication; Terrorism, Intelligence and Justice; General Drawing I; Genetics and Society; General Chemistry I; Abnormal Psychology; and Operation and Supply Chain Management. 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 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 .
At the ThinkSummer! Event Day at the
College at Florham are, from left, Jasmin
Verem, associate dean of students and
director, campus life; Cameron Govan,
campus life coordinator, Dean of Students
Office; and Kathleen Carsillo, assistant
admissions (all Flor).
Silberman College of Business is holding two intensive, six-week summer sessions that allow graduate business students to fit AACSB-accredited classes into their schedules. 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: Theory and Practice, International Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Leadership or Pharmaceutical Industry: Structure and Government Regulations. Students in the MS in accounting program are also encouraged to take summer courses and can choose from their program’s Track A or Track B offerings. For more information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=7580 .
A Post-baccalaureate Respecialization Track in Psychology is also being offered this summer. The 18-credit program provides the foundation for students who wish to enroll in a master’s or doctoral program in psychology. Students admitted to the master’s program can earn up to nine transfer credits for courses taken at the graduate level with a minimum grade of B. For information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=6299 .
The Peter Sammartino School of Education is offering summer courses for teachers in the following areas: technology, administration and supervision and multisensory reading instruction. K–12 teachers can return to the classroom to reinforce and build their teaching skills, familiarize themselves with new technologies and improve their credentials. For information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=7530 .
Overseas study will also be available to students over the summer. See “Spring, Summer Study Abroad — Enriching Learning Experiences” this issue http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/1204/studyabroad.html .
Summer Scholars Program
Through FDU’s Summer Scholars Program, outstanding high school students have the 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. 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 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 and and August 1, 6, 8 and 13. Sessions at the College at Florham will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays on July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 and on August 2, 7 and 9. The $525 tuition and $20 registration fee ($445 for members of the FDU community, including 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 or go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=7976 .
In ComputerTeens — Applications of Geospatial Science, students from grades 10 to 12 can learn about Internet mapping servers, geographic information and Cloud Technology advancements such as phone apps. 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 the 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 homegrown vegetables and herbs. Field trips and hands-on workshops will 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 23, to Friday, August 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Campus. Tuition is $750. For information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=7016 or call 201-692-6500.
Holding up ThinkSummer giveaways at the Metropolitan Campus are, from left, Amanda Townsend, graduate assistant, corporate/foundation relations, University advancement; Mary Ann Meola, administrative assistant, Educational Opportunity Fund; Joseph Farry, general mechanic, buildings/grounds; Neal Sturm, vice president and chief information officer, information resources/technology (Flor/Metro); and Jennifer Murray, human resources assistant, human resources.
Leader in Training Program
The Leader in Training (LIT) program for students entering grades 8–9 offers recreational activities and workshops on leadership skills. The program will be offered at the Metropolitan Campus from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.: Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 3 (closed Wednesday, July 4); Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 27; and Monday, July 30, through Friday, August 10. For cost 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 (students who have completed their junior year but not started their senior year) 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, writing processes and brainstorming and outlining. The program will run from Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $1,300 for a full-day program and $1,100 for a morning-only program. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 15. Priority will be given to students who have been accepted to FDU’s Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities. To download an application and for information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=3792 .
Discover Business Teen Camp
The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship’s Discover Business Teen Camps will be offered at the College at Florham from July 9 to 13 and at the Metropolitan Campus from July 16 to 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The following areas will be covered: teamwork and leadership, communications, networking, finance, marketing and market research and entrepreneurship/business planning.
Discover Business is open to teens entering grades 8 through 12. Tuition is $490, and registration must be completed by June 19. A $150 nonrefundable deposit plus a one-time $20 registration fee is required at the time of registration to reserve a space for the camper. All fees must be paid no later than July 3. 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 eighth and ninth grades. As of April 5, both camps are full. To be included in the camp’s waitlist and for next year’s mailing list call 201-692-6500. For information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=94 .
Several sports camps are being offered at FDU — baseball, basketball, soccer and tennis at the Metropolitan Campus and field hockey, football and lacrosse at the College at Florham.
Men’s and women’s basketball day and team camps for students between 7 and 17 years will be held at the Rothman Center of the Metropolitan Campus in two weeklong sessions. The day camp for men’s basketball will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27, and from Monday, July 30, to Friday, August 3. Day camp for women’s basketball will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be from Monday, June 25, to Friday, June 29, and from Monday, July 16, to Friday, July 20. Team camp for both men’s and women’s basketball is from Sunday, June 24, through Thursday, June 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $175 for each week of the day camp and $450 for the team camp. All deposits are nonrefundable: $100 for day-camp attendees and $150 for team camp. A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is required from each participant. Checks must be payable to Head Women’s Basketball Coach Peter Cinella, c/o Peter Cinella’s Lady Knights Basketball Camp, FDU Rothman Center, 1000 River Road, H-AT1-01, Teaneck, N.J. 07666. For information call Cinella at 201-692-9626.
Baseball players ages 7 to 18 can attend a baseball camp, which will be run in two sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Naimoli Family Baseball Complex at the Metropolitan Campus. The first session, from Tuesday, June 26, to Friday, June 29, will be for players ages 7 to 13 and will cost $279 per participant. The second session, which is for high school students, will run from Wednesday, July 27, to Friday, July 29, and it will be $250 per participant along with a deposit of $125. The camp is limited to approximately 40 players; to be assured of a spot, payment of the deposit or the full cost must be made. No refunds will be issued two weeks prior to the start of camp. For information call Justin McKay, assistant baseball coach, athletics (Metro), at 201-692-2245.
Competitor’s Edge field hockey summer camps for individuals and teams will be held on the following dates at the College at Florham: Friday, July 20, to Monday, July 23; Tuesday, July 24, to Friday, July 27; and Monday, July 30, to Thursday, August 2. All weeks will include special goal-keeping sessions. The costs for individual participants are $450 (resident) and $320 (commuter). A $175 deposit is required with the application. Full payment must be made by Friday, June 1. Jennifer Noon, associate director of athletics (Flor), is camp director. For information go to http://fdudevils.com/documents/2011/12/21/2012_CE_Field_Hockey_FINAL-1.pdf?id=305 .
A one-day football clinic for students ages 14 to 18 will be offered at the College at Florham on Saturday, August 4. The cost is $20. For registration and information contact Scott Sperone, assistant football coach, athletics (Flor), at 973-443-8913 or email@example.com.
Adrienne Booth Carr, associate athletic director for compliance and head, women’s lacrosse coach, athletics (Flor), is holding an overnight lacrosse camp for girls entering fifth to 12th grade with different skill levels from Monday, July 16, to Thursday, July 19, at the College at Florham. A commuter option, for campers who do not want to stay overnight, is available. Fees are $435 for residents and $325 (inclusive of lunch and dinner) for commuters. Team rates are also available for campers with 15 or more athletes from the same school or program. Registering teams receive a $25 discount per camper. For information call 972-443-8829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An overnight lacrosse camp for boys and high school students (ages 8–13 and 13–18) will also be held from Monday, July 9, to Thursday, July 12, at the College at Florham. A commuter option is also available. Fees are $420 for residents and $320 for commuters. For information contact Pat Scarpello, head men’s lacrosse coach, athletics (Flor), at 973-443-8963 or email@example.com.
Seth Roland, head men’s soccer coach, athletics (Metro), will be conducting soccer camps for boys and girls, ages 5 to 17, on the following dates at the Metropolitan Campus: from Monday, July 16, to Friday, July 20; Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27; and Monday, July 30, to Friday, August 3. The cost for a full-day (9 a.m.–3 p.m.), weeklong session is $235 ($117.50 for FDU faculty and staff), while the cost for a half-day (9 a.m.–noon), weeklong session is $155 ($77.50 for FDU faculty and staff). For more information go to http://www.fdusoccercamp.com . An Elite Female Keeper/Player Series soccer camp conducted by Net Edge Training, LLC, will be held from Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27, 5:30–8:30 p.m., on the Metropolitan Campus. The cost is $198 for the weeklong session. To register go to http://www.netedgetraining.com/id63.html?DB_OEM_ID=11000 .
Ira Miller, head, men’s/women’s tennis, athletics (Metro), in conjunction with Adidas, will be running four weeklong sessions of junior tennis camp at Ramapo College, Mahwah, N.J. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, of all levels. Participants have full-day and overnight options. Sessions will be held on the following dates: Sunday, June 24, to Friday, June 29; Sunday, July 1, to Friday, July 6; Sunday, July 8, to Friday, July 13; and Sunday, July 15, to Friday, July 20. Costs for weeklong sessions are $975 (overnight), $755 (extended day) and $645 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). For information call 1-800-944-7112 or go to http://www.tenniscamper.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) and private tutoring and remedial lessons ($75 per hour, four-hour minimum).
Classes are conducted by experienced RiderCoaches on weekdays and weekends through November 30. For registration information, costs and class schedules call 1-800-338-3887 or go to http://www.fdu.edu/motorcycle .
Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning
The Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (FILL) allows senior citizens 62 years of age and older and professionals in transition to enroll in adult education and recreation programs during the summer. They can either take undergraduate or graduate classes at the College at Florham for credit or noncredit or take classes at the Retired Persons Institute (RPI), where courses are taught by senior citizens and retirees. The fee is $125 for every RPI or noncredit course and $250 (plus technology fee) for every credit course. FILL participants have access to the College at Florham and all its facilities, including the library, pool and gym. The program also offers trips (to New York City, area museums and traveling exhibits); luncheons; special lecture series; concerts and theater productions. For information contact Geraldine Cucciniello, administrative director, FILL (Flor), at 973-443-8654 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=6935 .