ALJ Grad Receives Fulbright Award

GARWOOD — Garwood resident and Arthur L. Johnson graduate Louis F. Rigano of Rhode Island School of Design has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Japan in Design, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Rutgers Project Advances Civility On Campus And Beyond

NEW BRUNSWICK – In poll after poll, Americans have voiced concern over the deterioration of civility in every corner of life, from angry discourse in the halls of Congress to cell phone use at the local movie theater. Even President Barack Obama has remarked on the need to maintain “a basic level of civility in our public debate.”

Plainfield Student Zooms In On Photography Skills

EDISON — Abigail Rogers of Plainfield, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, seized the opportunity to advance her enthusiasm for photography while attending a National Geographic On Campus Expedition in Monterey Bay, Calif. from June 27 to July 6.

Perth Amboy Student Wins Billboard Contest

PERTH AMBOY — Kerry Dyke, a student at Perth Amboy Catholic School, has won a billboard contest held by The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey. Dyke’s artwork, expressing the message “Choose a Bright Future, Avoid Alcohol” was selected from thousands of entries.

Middlesex County College Program That Helps Students With Learning Disabilities Receives Federal Grant

EDISON — Project Connections, a program at Middlesex County College that provides intensive support services for college-able students with learning disabilities, has received a five-year federal grant.

The Writer’s Block: Are You A VIP?

Remember those back to school commercials from a few years ago that featured ecstatic parents gliding along on a shopping cart in a school supply store? Their darling children stood frozen and expressionless as a voiceover could be heard singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

College Foundation To Celebrate 18th Annual Gala October 22

CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation will host its 18th Annual Gala on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at The Villa at Mountain Lakes, Mountain Lakes. This year’s gala will honor Dr. Thomas H. Brown on the occasion of his retirement.