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CSM welcomes alumni at events throughout the year

Rowan welcomes its alumni with open arms at many events throughout the year, leading off with Homecoming each fall. Back to the Future was the theme for 2015 Homecoming and the backdrop for many interactive learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. CSM faculty and students eagerly shared their knowledge during Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Ciao Philadelphia during the fall semester. This year’s sunny weather during College Row at Homecoming made it possible for visitors to safely view the sun through filtered telescopes, while the outdoor venue made it a natural fit for pumpkin carving and whipping up ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Other activities included bird demonstrations, robotics, math puzzles, computer games, and fun psychological experiments.

Dr. Donald Farnelli demonstrates the use of a telescope equipped with a filter that allows safe viewing of the sun to a guest at Homecoming.

Ciao Philadelphia offered Planetarium Director Keith Johnson an opportunity to create a program showcasing the work of Leonardo DaVinci. The program, Galileo’s Sky, was an enormous hit and prompted a second showing later in the day. The same weekend, CSM hosted visitors as part of Rowan’s Family Weekend. During this event, associate professor Tabbetha Dobbins demonstrated “The magic of science” in two programs of standing-room only crowds.

Dr. Tabbetha Dobbins demonstrates a "trick" with a dollar bill in "The magic of science."


Dr. Laura Skorina shares her love of ornithology with visitors at Homecoming.