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Time:03:26 pm
I have a random question..

is there any way after you graduate to raise your undergrad GPA?

My husband went to rider and he wants to be a teacher, but his GPA was just under the minimum to get certified. Would he be able to take a few classes maybe and raise his GPA?

thanks in advance for any info
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Current Music:Toby Keith--"Should of Been a Cowboy"
Subject:*screams in horror*
Time:09:13 pm
Current Mood:confusedconfused
Fellow Rider alumni, I need your help!!!!

Today I went up to career services and met with a councilor there (I'm currently trying to get out of being "underemployed") and she gave me a thing about informational interviewing for networking purposes & I think maybe it's about time I tried to find out about the field/indsturies that I want to get into.

Here's the thing: I'm trying to get into something in communications (public relations/marketing and/or graphic desgin) and/or something adminstrative. My desired indsturies are education, healthcare, and the non-profit sector (according to my friends, I'd flourish in these fields).

If anyone knows of any resources, please contact me at nonameface78@verizon.net. I'm about a half-hour from Rider in Bucks County, so the closer to the Trenton/Philadelphia area, the better.

Oh and before you say anything, yes, I'm going back to meet with that councilor at career services. So far, she's improved my resume dramatically (I went to a state-funded thing and they REALLY messed me up), so I'm not giving up on her just yet.

And thanks if you can help me!
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Time:12:47 am
If there are any alumni of Alpha Phi Omega out there, there are a few of us are planning of starting an alumni association for NJ. Feel free to contact me with any of your information. Contact me personally if you are interested. "scott_ruchok at yahoo.com
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Subject:We knew this was going to happen:
Time:11:46 am
Rider Student Suing After Death

The parents of a Rider University student who died after a suspected hazing incident last spring have sued the school.

Gary and Julie DeVercelly are claiming that Rider didn't adequately supervise the fraternity house where excessive drinking occurred.

Their son Gary DeVercelly Jr. died in March after a party at the on-campus Phi Kappa Tau house in which authorities say pledges were urged to consume large quantities of alcohol.

The suit in state Superior Court seeks an unspecified amount of money from Rider, as well as Ohio-based Phi Kappa Tau, and four members of the fraternity's now-defunct Rider chapter.

The suit claims Rider's fraternity and sorority houses, which are on campus, received less oversight than the university's residence halls, and that administrators were or should have been aware of hazing and alcohol dangers associated with Greek-life organizations.

Rider isn't immediately commenting on the suit.

Source: CBS3.com
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Subject:A little help....
Time:11:55 am
Okay, here's the deal: I'm an alumni without any direction! It's been two years since my gradution and so far my desire to go into PR and/or graphic desgin has been squashed.

Everyone keeps telling me to network, but I don't know how. If anyone's got suggestions or even knows of anything that can help me, please comment or e-mail me @ nonameface78@verizon.net.

Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
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Subject:No more drama, Rider :(
Time:01:23 pm
Well, sadly--it looks like Rider has been hit with two more deaths in the past few weeks, Nick Costa and Alicia Lehman.
Here are the Rider News links for the respective deaths that I found:
http://comm.rider.edu/wordpress/2007/11/09/heart-attack-takes-life/ (Alicia Lehman)
http://comm.rider.edu/wordpress/2007/11/09/life-cut-short-after-hamilton-car-crash/ (Nick Costa)

And also about the recent bouts of racism that have hit Rider's campus:

All I can say to you current students is, think positive and hope for the best. Or maybe there is nothing I could say. Maybe I shouldn't be so Pollyannaish, and granted, this kind of drama is bound to happen anywhere, even outside of a college campus, but Rider has had more of its share of negativity in the past year. It's like a curse has come on that campus since I graduated(5/05).
It's too much already....
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Subject:memorial services for dr. rebovich
Time:06:46 pm
for all who are interested in attending funeral and memorial services for dr. rebovich, as per rider's site:

Funeral services For Dr. David Rebovich will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, from the Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, 44 Green St., Woodbridge followed at 10 a.m. with a Funeral Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Byzantine Church, Perth Amboy. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery in Perth Amboy. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Parastas services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

The Memorial Service at Rider University in Lawrenceville will be held Thursday, October 18, at 11:45 am. The campus location will be announced on Monday afternoon.

i know rebby touched a lot of students' lives, and i just wanted to post this for anyone who may be interested in paying their last respects to such a caring, brilliant and downright hilarious man. <3
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Time:06:48 pm
The "Lake House."

Who lives in there exactly?
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Current Location:South Brunswick, NJ
Subject:Poyda Ghost
Time:09:58 am
Current Mood:curiouscurious
Hey all. I lived in Poyda Hall my freshman year (1991 - 1992). Part of the fun of living in Poyda was that we had the "Poyda Ghost". Anyone else know the story? Or had any strange occurrences that can only be attributed to him?

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Subject:The latest news:
Time:08:49 pm
I thought I'd post this for the students and alumni who are not in New Jersey or the greater Philadelphia area

Rider Univ. Dean Enters 'Not Guilty' Plea

(AP) TRENTON Rider University's dean of students pleaded not guilty Thursday to a criminal charge in connection with the death of a freshman who was binge drinking at a fraternity house.

The dean, Anthony Campbell, was one of two school officials and three students charged with aggravated hazing. He did not speak at Thursday's court hearing.

The student, Gary DeVercelly Jr., 18, of Long Beach, Calif., had a blood-alcohol level of 0.426 percent, or more than five times New Jersey's legal limit for driving, when he was pronounced dead March 30 at a Trenton hospital, authorities have said. He died one day after drinking at a party at the Phi Kappa Tau house on the private school's campus in central New Jersey.

The party, according to prosecutors, was a special event in which pledges such as DeVercelly would drink with fraternity members. Some of the pledges drank entire bottles of hard liquor in under an hour, prosecutors said.

The four others charged are Ada Badgley, 31, the university's director of Greek life; Adriano DiDonato, 22, a student who was also the residence director and house master of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house; Dominic Olsen, 21, pledge master of Spring 2007 Phi Kappa Tau pledge class; and Michael J. Torney, 21, the chapter president.

DiDonato pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Badgley, Olsen and Torney have yet to appear in court.

Before Thursday's hearing, Campbell's lawyer, Rocco Cipparone, said his client wasn't at the party and didn't play any role in arranging it.

"I'm not aware of any set of facts and circumstances that could remotely serve as a basis for a conviction of a crime," he said.

If convicted of the hazing charge, the officials and fraternity members would face a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Prosecutors said the defendants "knowingly or recklessly organized, promoted, facilitated or engaged in conduct which resulted in serious bodily injury" to DeVercelly and another student, William Williams, who survived.

Doug Fierberg, a lawyer who's represented hazing victims since the mid-1990s, said it's rare for a university official to be held responsible for hazing.

"This involves a watershed event where the public has to recognize that universities have to be safe and have to take these kinds of events seriously," said Fierberg, who's been retained by DeVercelly's parents.

Henry Nuwer, a college professor who's studied campus hazing for years, said the case will send a strong message to higher education officials about their accountability for hazings.

"Who wants to go through a perp walk? That would scare anyone to death. It's not what you go into teaching for. The pay isn't good enough," said Nuwer, an assistant professor of journalism at Franklin College in Franklin, Ind.

Nuwer said it will be difficult for prosecutors to prove Campbell and Badgley committed a crime.

"I haven't seen the reckless disregard you would need for a conviction," Nuwer said.

Campbell and Badgley are still employed by the university. A university spokesman, Jonathan Meer, has said a decision on their status is expected next week.

Cipparone, Campbell's lawyer, has said his client may need some time off for his legal proceedings, but he fully intends to continue working at the university.

The school dissolved the Phi Kappa Tau chapter last Friday.

Source: CBS3.com
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