College Re-Names Building, Presents Award To Benefactor

EDISON — A building at Middlesex County College has been named for Billy Johnson, the late great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson, and a benefactor of education. The building, formerly the Technical Services Center, houses the Department of Engineering Technologies, classrooms, engineering labs, faculty offices, and several administrative offices.

Helping Children Expand Their Vocabulary

One of the essential components of strong reading ability is a good vocabulary. A student should grow his or her vocabulary over time, but doing so requires regular reading and frequent study of new words. Students with limited vocabularies will struggle as teachers increasingly expect more independent reading — and school reading becomes more difficult.

Creole Choir Of Cuba To Perform At Kean

HILLSIDE — The Creole Choir of Cuba will perform at the Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. A sensation at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, this ensemble performs a capella melodies with richly textured harmonies, vibrant dancing and shifting Caribbean rhythms of rediscovered musical treasures from Haiti, Dominica and Cuba.