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Smoking Ban Going Forward

September 29, 2010 by admin

Alex Hogger photo Smokers in the SLC gazebo may not have long to enjoy their habit once a proposed ban is approved.

By Charles W. Kim
Smokers on campus may be taking their last drags this semester.
“This is a transitional moment (for Brookdale),” President Peter F. Burnham said during a telephone interview Sept. 24. “We are implementing (smoking) cessation plans immediately.”
Burnham made his proposal to eliminate smoking on all seven campuses to the Board of Trustees during a special meeting later in the day.
The board is expected to approve the ban during its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 14.
“I felt the issue was debated,” Burnham said.

A presidential cancer victory

September 24, 2010 by admin

College President Welcomes Students, Staff

By Charles W. Kim

After fighting cancer for almost a year, college President Peter F. Burnham is back at the helm of the school and “doing great.”

“(The experience) was a wakeup call,” Burnham, 66, said during a telephone interview Sept. 24. “I was very lucky.”

Burnham said he was diagnosed with cancer after his primary doctor of more than 20 years found a growth on his tongue during a routine check up last October. A biopsy shortly thereafter confirmed the worst, the growth was malignant.

Portal to make online experience better

September 24, 2010 by admin

An image of the new MyBrookdale portal site due to open for students Oct. 4.

By Charles W. Kim

Students will have a new and easier way to find the online information they need starting Oct. 4, according to officials.

The college has designed a new web “portal” that will allow students, staff and faculty to log into the system once and be able to access many different applications such as Gmail, Webadvisor and the Angel learning system, Information Technology Sevices Executive Director Patricia Kahn said.

Comedian makes for great date night

September 23, 2010 by admin

Student couple Dan Farnkopf (left), and Stephanie Rosseter, 26, (right) pose with comedian Dave Coulier Sept. 14.

By Charles W. Kim

Attending a school-sponsored comedy show turned out to be a great date for one Brookdale couple.

“We figured it would be a great thing to do, and it could be fun,” said 26-year old Stephanie Rosseter of Tinton Falls who is coming back to school for her elementary teaching certificate.

Rosseter and boyfriend Dan Farnkopf, 25, a first-semester criminal justice major from Brick joined almost 200 others in the Navesink room of the Warner Student Life Center Sept. 14 to hear comedian and television celebrity Dave Coulier.

Man survives 40-foot fall

September 22, 2010 by admin

Thomas A. L. Martino photo - Brookdale Chief of Police William Sanford

By Thomas A.L. Martino

An unidentified 18-year old man miraculously survived a 40-foot fall from the MAS building roof Sept. 1, according to police.

“A couple auto-tech employees found him sitting on a curb (near the auto-technology buildings),” Chief of Police William Sanford said. “He was bloody and obviously injured.”

Two officers were dispatched to the scene at 6:18 p.m. and found the victim incoherent, but alive.

President welcomes PTK national honor society students

September 22, 2010 by admin

PTK National Honor Society Studentsweb.jpg

Brookdale Community College president Dr. Peter Burnham welcomed Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students and their faculty advisor, Dr Shahin Pirzad, at a luncheon reception in the President’s office Sept. 14. From left to right are: Dr Pirzad, Colleen Roberts, Danielle Sammut, Marissa Brodzick, Ashley Bonefont, Michael Geraci, Sarah Sakowski and Dr. Burnham.

Movie theaters offer fall student discount

September 21, 2010 by admin


Students and staff can save money when they go to the movies this fall just by stopping in the Student Life Center.

AMC, Lowes and Clearview cinemas are offering discount movie tickets through the college.

Registered students and school faculty can purchase a limit of two AMC or Loews passes for $6.50 each and $7 each respectively for shows during the fall semester. Adult tickets usually cost $9.50 each, according to AMC's website. The discounted passes are also available for community members at $7.50 each.

The Static Page: Land Of The Free?

September 20, 2010 by admin


By Brian Harris

“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” Edward R. Murrow

Remember when we were in elementary school and every November we would make hand turkeys while our teachers told us about the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving? In between giving your hand turkey a green body with purple and blue feathers? Did you happen to catch the reason why they left England? In case you don’t remember, here’s a refresher: The Pilgrims left England because of religious persecution.

Brookdale Intramural Programs

September 20, 2010 by admin

 Brookdale Community College offers a variety of opportunities to participate in competitive sports and athletic activities, on both the intercollegiate and intramural level.BCC’s recreational activities provide a low-pressure, fun environment.  The intercollegiate athletic program, however, is highly competitive within the Garden State Athletic Conference, the Region XIX, and the nation.

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