Greeting Each Other with the Right Number of Kisses… in France!
Since we just celebrated Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d write about an issue that baffled me when I lived in France– how many kisses you’re supposed to give someone when greeting them.
Living in France was awesome! And while I was able to conquer the French language (mostly), one of the great mysteries of my time living there was how many kisses you’re supposed to give when greeting someone– 2, 3, 4? What happens if you give someone the wrong number of kisses? Are you banished to smooch purgatory? Which cheek do you start with– the right or the left? And how did all this kissing come about anyway? It was way more confusing to me than learning the language!
A few years ago, I came across a chart in a French newspaper, called “Combien de Bises.” In English, that means “how many kisses.” Why didn’t someone think of this before!?! The chart breaks down the number of kisses given…by department! Uh, department? Continue reading
Our sincerest condolences to Donna Vassallo on the loss of her beloved father Domenic “Dom” Vassallo of Vineland. He was 84.
Dom was also the proud grandfather of Atlantic Cape Nursing adjuncts, Deandra Consalo and Gabrielle Oleszewski.
A viewing will be held at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish (St. Isidore the Farmer Church), 1655 Magnolia Rd., Vineland, NJ, followed by a Memorial Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dom’s memory may be made to: Atlantic Cape Foundation, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330, attn: Vassallo Scholarship Fund or Cumberland County SPCA, 1244 North Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360.
Expressions may be sent to Donna at 13 Beaver Drive, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234.
A message from Jean McAlister, dean of Resource Development & President/Board of Trustees Operations:
Dear faculty and staff:
Atlantic Cape Community College is grateful for the partnership with The Foodbank of South Jersey and the AAUW who volunteer at each location to provide boxes of non-perishable food for students/staff Continue reading
Join us on March 28, 2018 for the Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala – South Jersey’s annual premier food and beverage event. Faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets, maximum of two tickets for $150 each (a discount of $75) through Friday, March 9. Limited number of tickets available.
The 2018 theme is “Culinary Magic,” showcasing the extraordinary talent and cooking expertise of the students and alumni of the Academy of Culinary Arts. The Gala will be hosted once again by Harrah’s Resort at the Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Continue reading
A message from Dr. Mitchell A. Levy, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management:
Thank you to the following colleagues for volunteering to assist students at Welcome Tables on Jan. 16-20:
Atlantic Cape Community College’s art gallery will host “Inside Out,” an exhibit showcasing artwork by artist Treacy Ziegler in varied media as well as works by four prisoners from her prison workshops; including paper cast sculpture made from the letters of prisoners incarcerated throughout the United States. The exhibit will be on display from Feb. 6-March 10.
Since graduating from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Ziegler, of Newfield, New York, has been featured in over 35 solo exhibitions in the United States and in Canada, including an exhibition at the Herbert Johnson Art Museum of Cornell University and the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira New York. An artist of intellect, distinction and compassion, she is the recipient of numerous awards and author of papers on art, identity, and philosophy, while also cited for teaching art to prisoners in solitary confinement. Working with both printmaking and oil paints, Ziegler constructs large images of fleeting light surrounded by darkness, resulting in subjective narratives for the viewer to discover and unravel. Continue reading
Atlantic Cape Community College is hosting the following events during the month of February:
Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Inc. presents “A Time for Change: Civil Rights in New Jersey,” hosted by Student Activities in honor of Black History Month, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Student Center lobby of the Mays Landing Campus.
Feb. 6, 12:30 p.m.: Artist lecture with Treacy Ziegler on her exhibit “Inside Out,” featured at Atlantic Cape’s art gallery, at 12:30 p.m. in the art gallery located in D Building of the Mays Landing Campus. The exhibit showcases her works as well as works by four prisoners from her prison workshops. Continue reading