Program Changes & Event Cancellation Procedures
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Oct 8 & Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 24 & 31 - Chair Yoga classes in Galloway - Cancelled
SCOSA Vision and Mission
The Stockton Center on Successful Aging promotes education, research, and services to respond to local, regional, and statewide needs related to population aging. The Center’s core mission is to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community.
SCOSA encourages fragrance-free environments in all of our programming.
Chemical fragrances in many personal care, household and institutional cleaning products can cause severe reactions for some individuals and can be harmful to everyone in less apparent ways. SCOSA is in the process of developing a values statement and guidelines and we encourage participants in our programs to minimize their use of products containing chemical fragrances.
Upcoming Programs of Special Interest
SAVE THE DATE: November 17th for SCOSA'S Annual Hesburgh Lecture
6:00-7:30pm, Stockton University Campus Center Theatre
This year's Hesburgh Lecture offered by SCOSA in collaboration with the Notre Dame Club of South Jersey and the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will feature Dr. Kwan S. Kim, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Economics; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Liu Institute for Asian Studies, all at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Kim will speak on "The Global Poverty Gap and World Hunger". The lecture is offered as part of Stockton's International Week, sponsored by Stockton's Office of Global Engagement, and will be followed by a panel discussion of other international experts.
After taking a fresh look at the magnitude of global poverty, Dr. Kim's lecture identifies the domestic and global sources of vulnerability facing the poor, and explores the local, national, and global actions needed to end extreme poverty and hunger in the context of social justice. Special reference is made to sub-Saharan Africa and other least-developed nations in Asia and Latin America.
Kwan Kim’s research interest lies in development studies and international economics with geographical focus on East Asia, Latin America, and Africa. His research combines holistic and quantitative analysis, based on fieldwork and consultancy experiences abroad. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters and 14 books that include The Political Economy of Inequality; Growth, Distribution and Political Change; El Ecuador en el Mercado Mundial; Acquiring, Adapting and Developing Technologies in Japan; Industrial Policy and Development in South Korea, Papers on the Political Economy of Tanzania, and Turning Point in East Asian Development (forthcoming). His latest collaborative work with Chinese and Japanese colleagues focuses on China’s pollution and global environment.
After Dr. Kim's lecture, Dr. Michael Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Washington Internship Program at Stockton University will lead a panel discussing involving Dr. Kim, Scott Aughenbaugh, Deputy Director of Strategic Futures at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Eddie Wright, Communications Specialist for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Aughenbaugh specializes in global trends analysis and forecasting, which is used in CSIS’s flagship presentation, “Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Horizon Out to the Year 2035 and Beyond.” In doing so, he carries out research on demographics, resource management, computing, data/information growth, social media, the effects of economic integration, and emerging security challenges. He has briefed the findings of this research to, and led discussions with, numerous colleges and universities, corporations, and government agencies.
Aughenbaugh previously led the CSIS Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy's Higher Education Initiative in conjunction with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and worked for the Center's Office of External Relations. He holds a B.A. in history and politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. in history, with a focus on the Cold War, Europe, and China, from Kent State University. He has also worked at the Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and EU Studies at Kent State University and studied at Beijing University.
Wright is responsible for presenting the work that UNFPA does in more than 140 countries and territories to enable young people to grow up safely and pursue their own destinies, and the huge positive impact that this will have on the world's development as a whole. Prior to joining UNFPA in 2013, he worked in Brussels (Belgium) for three years as the first Communications Manager of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, and for three years as a Press Relations Officer for an institutional communications agency working for the European Union. He also has three years' experience as an English teacher in Germany and Canada and speaks French and German.
Since 1986, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has provided an opportunity to experience Notre Dame’s academic excellence to the Notre Dame clubs and their local communities. The lectures honor the memory of and perpetuate the example of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., as a lifelong learner, and further the mission of the Alumni Association by providing meaningful continuing education opportunities to Notre Dame alumni, parents, and friends. Father Ted died in February at age 97; his remarkable career included 35 years as president of Notre Dame, prominent appointments under several U.S. presidents, and receipt of over 150 honorary degrees and the 2000 Congressional Gold Medal.
From seven lectures in the first year, the portfolio of topics has expanded to 234 lectures, presented by 108 faculty members on topics related to Arts/Architecture, Business/Economics, Catholicism/World Religions/Spirituality, Communications, Current Affairs, Education, Environment, Ethics/Social Concerns, Family, Globalization/Intercultural, Government/Law/Politics, Health, History, Human Behavior, Notre Dame, Science/Engineering, Sports, and Technology/Social Media. Annually, approximately 6,700 alumni and friends attend Hesburgh Lectures.
Older Adults: For information about how to join SCOSA’s Research Participant Pool, please Click Here.
SCOSA has a new resource for faculty researchers - the SCOSA Older Adult Participant Pool. A common barrier to investigating issues relevant to aging is gaining access to a group of participants. The process of recruiting participants can be expensive and time consuming. Recently, SCOSA has begun to build a database of older adults (65 and older) willing to participate in scholarly research.
With upcoming grant opportunities due soon (See Stockton's Fund Times for details), this is the perfect time for faculty to begin or expand their research project on aging. Interested faculty researchers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the process of requesting older adult participants.
Older adults wishing to be considered as research participants can also contact John Bulevich (email@example.com; 609-652-3821) for more information or visit www.stockton.edu/SCOSA/recruit.pdf.
Sponsored by Stockton's Masters of Arts in Holocaust Studies:
Thursday, October 8, 2015 Annual Ida E. King Memorial Lecture “Hollywood’s First Wave of Holocaust Films: From Frank Sinatra to Anne Frank” Dr. Lawrence Baron, Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies Location: Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield Time: 7:00pm Thursday, October 29, 2015 2015 Year of Remembrance Lecture Series “Justice in Transition: Comrade Duch's Trial at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal”
Dr. Alexander Hinton, Rutgers University Location: Holocaust Resource Center Time: 4:30 – 5:45pm Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2015 Year of Remembrance Lecture Series
Stockton Channel 9 airs Aging Insights on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm
Senate Aging Committee Launches Anti-Fraud Hotline and Web Form for Older Adults. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up a new, toll-free hotline (1-855-303-9470) to help older adults who suspect fraud or a scam may be occurring. The hotline will make it easier for older Americans to report suspected fraud and find assistance for themselves or for someone they know. A team of investigators will help figure out what steps to take to combat possible investment scams, identity theft, bogus sweepstakes and lottery schemes, Medicare and Social Security fraud, and a variety of other consumer issues.
Anyone with information about suspected fraud should reach out to an investigator by telephone (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST) or through a web form that will send an email to the investigative team.