Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Atlantic Cape Opens $16 Million STEM Building; Features Modern Science Labs, Student-centered Design http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2097 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Jan. 29, to formally dedicate the Science, Technology, Engineering &amp; Math building at the college&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus. Nearly 100 college representatives, government officials and donors who played a role in making the building a reality attended.</p> <p>The centerpiece of the college&rsquo;s Blueprint 2020 Master Plan, the $16 million project features five science labs, two computer labs, office space and a partially vegetated roof with walkways that will be used for telescope viewing by the college&rsquo;s astronomy classes. The building is home to the air traffic control and aviation studies degree programs and the Technology Studies Institute. Located on the south side of the main campus quadrangle next to the William Spangler Library, D-building, this project marks the first Atlantic Cape building constructed at the Mays Landing Campus in more than two decades.</p> <p>The event featured remarks from Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president; Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs; Nicholas Cashan III, Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation board president; and Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson.</p> <p>&ldquo;This structure will provide our students and faculty with a greatly enhanced learning environment in the STEM disciplines,&rdquo; Dr. Mora said. &ldquo;These disciplines provide the academic foundation for a wide array of careers that will grow in the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>In addition to the modern chemistry, biology and earth science labs, the new building features many amenities that were incorporated with Atlantic Cape students in mind. Highlights include a grab-and-go caf&eacute; operated by the college&rsquo;s food service vendor,Golden Corral; collaboration rooms where students can work in small groups and write on specially painted walls appropriate for dry erase markers; and an atrium lobby with ample lounge space for students to relax between classes.</p> <p>Funding for the $16 million STEM building project came from a number of sources, totaling $8 million, plus an $8 million match by the County of Atlantic. Funders included: South Jersey Economic Development District; Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation; federal government, omnibus and U.S. Economic Development Administration funding; Atlantic Cape; and the state of New Jersey, Chapter 12 program.</p> <p>&ldquo;I can recall the initial discussions that we had with Dr. Mora and the administration about how the Foundation could support its development and to be here today is a rewarding experience,&rdquo; Cashan said. &ldquo;From those conversations, we developed the Create Opportunity Campaign, the college&rsquo;s first major gifts campaign, which raised an astounding $3.4 million for scholarships and support of the STEM building.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 32,475-square-foot, two-story facility, designed by Philadelphia firm Stantec Architects (formerly Burt Hill), received LEED Silver certification for its &ldquo;green&rdquo; design. Additionally, with input from students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders through focus group sessions, architects prepared a design that incorporates a palette of materials and colors that complement the colors, textures and scale of current campus buildings, while maintaining the natural quality of the campus landscape.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> College Offers Building Information Modeling and Legal Issue Overview Course Feb. 24 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2096 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College, along with AIA South Jersey, will offer a new course, &ldquo;Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Legal Issues Facing New Jersey Design Professionals,&rdquo; for architects, engineers, landscape architects and other design professionals, 9:30 a.m. &ndash; 4:30 p.m., Feb. 24, in the new STEM Building of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>The course will feature a hands-on practical application of BIM in architectural and engineering design as well as an overview of the legal issues involved in such use.</p> <p>At the end of the course, participants will be able to:</p> <ul> <li>Identify the benefits of BIM-enabled process and learn how to implement BIM in practice.</li> <li>Use BIM 3-D modeling techniques and different models of collaboration across AEC disciplines.</li> <li>Recognize the legal implications of using BIM including, scope, standard of care and coordination.</li> <li>Develop risk management and practice techniques including contract preparation, copyright and digital data exchange protocols.</li> </ul> <p>Cost is $199; $149 for current AIA members, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Six CPC credits or six AIA credits will be awarded.</p> <p>The class will meet in Room S207. Registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.. Register by calling (609) 343-5655 or visiting <a href="../../ce">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Short-term Training Programs Begin in February; Students Share Benefits of Program http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2093 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts will offer two four-month noncredit training programs this spring at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Baking and Pastry Training Program starts Feb. 16, and the Culinary Training Program begins Feb. 23. Both programs end mid-June, just in time for summer employment.</p> <p>Tiffany Diggs of Pleasantville is getting ready to complete the pilot Baking and Pastry Training Program that began this past September.</p> <p>&ldquo;I loved baking, and this was a great way to see if I wanted to pursue a career in the field,&rdquo; Diggs said. When asked what were the benefits of the program, she said, &ldquo;I am able to learn different techniques to make things my family enjoys. I made a vanilla souffl&eacute; the other day.&rdquo; After completion of the program, Diggs plans to work in a bakery for a year for more experience, before opening her own.</p> <p>Another student, Laversa Jackson of Vineland, hopes to open her own caf&eacute; with the knowledge she&rsquo;s gained in the program.</p> <p>&ldquo;I was a 28-year employee at the Atlantic Club before being let go,&rdquo; Audrene Gallo of Egg Harbor Township stated. &ldquo;I began the program to learn a new career and hope to find a job in the baking field after I finish the program.&rdquo;</p> <p>Chef Educator Ruth Latorre of Atlantic City explained the Baking and Pastry students learned all about bread production, custards, pies and cookies, chocolate and cake decorating.</p> <p>Latorre says, &ldquo;The programs are a great opportunity for people interested in cooking or baking that want an introduction to the skills. It&rsquo;s a stepping-stone to get into the industry and now they know the lingo and techniques they will encounter on the job. They can look for entry-level positions or open their own business.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>Donna Maiuro of Hammonton said, &ldquo;The program shows you what&rsquo;s involved in the baking and&nbsp;</p> <p>pastry world. I didn&rsquo;t realize how much math was involved.&rdquo; Maiuro is a nurse, but found baking a pleasant change. &ldquo;I know it&rsquo;s a competitive field, but I&rsquo;d like to get a job in the industry, even if its part time.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 425-hour career preparation programs offer participants hands-on courses to either learn new skills to start a career in the hospitality industry or enhance existing skills for career advancement. Participants who complete either program will be ServSafe certified.</p> <p>The Culinary Training Program will provide students with knowledge of various foodborne illnesses and their prevention; basic culinary terminology and skills; pantry production; use and benefits of kitchen gardens; hot food production and short order cooking; preparation of stocks and sauces; cooking methods of meat, poultry and seafood; the fundamentals of baking, as well as professional development and resume writing.</p> <p>The Baking and Pastry Training Program will teach participants basic culinary terminology and skills as they apply to the bakeshop; organization and scaling as it pertains to production of bread; leavening agents; proper mixing methods for crusts and cookies; four types of buttercream; cake decorating; plated desserts as well as some chocolate and sugar work.</p> <p>The new facility, the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies, features two state-of-the-art kitchens, each with eight workstations. Classes meet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.</p> <p>Cost for each program is $5,895. For information, contact Judy DeSalvo at (609) 343-5624 or <a href="mailto:desalvo@atlantic.edu">desalvo@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2091 <p>Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2015 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.</p> <p>Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Three cash prizes will be awarded, including: $9,000, first prize; $4,500, second prize; and $1,500, third prize. Dollar amounts are based on all 300 tickets being sold. The winning tickets will be drawn at the March 26 Restaurant Gala at Bally&rsquo;s Atlantic City. Winners do not need to be present to win.</p> <p>Now in its 32<sup>nd</sup> year, the Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million in student scholarships.</p> <p>To order raffle tickets, contact Alicia McMackin at (609) 343-4989 or email gala@atlantic.edu. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Free Help Available to Complete Federal Financial Aid Forms http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2088 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College is offering free financial aid application assistance at its three campuses this semester. Financial aid professionals can help you navigate the federal financial aid process and complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).</p> <p>Students and parents can attend any of the following workshops:</p> <p><strong>Cape May County Campus&mdash;341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.&mdash;Room 105</li> </ul> <p><strong>Atlantic City Campus&mdash;1535 Bacharach Blvd.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.&mdash;Room 132</li> </ul> <p><strong>Mays Landing Campus&mdash;5100 Black Horse Pike</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.&mdash;Room B136</li> </ul> <p>This free workshop is designed to assist students in beginning and completing their FAFSA. All federal grants, loans and federal work study program funds are awarded based on the information provided on the FAFSA.&nbsp;This application is free and every student should complete this application, regardless of a student&rsquo;s family&rsquo;s financial status.</p> <p>Students wishing to attend college in summer 2015 should bring their 2013 tax return. Students planning to attend college beginning in fall 2015 should bring their 2014 tax return.&nbsp;Students who are under age 24 also need to bring their parent&rsquo;s tax return. Additional documents necessary to complete the form are the student&rsquo;s Social Security card and parents&rsquo; Social Security cards, if the student is under age 24.</p> <p>For more information, contact Allison Monroe, financial aid specialist, at <a href="mailto:amonroe@atlantic.edu" target="_blank">amonroe@atlantic.edu</a> or (609) 343-5082, ext. 5279.</p> Add a Spring Class at Any Campus or Online Extended through Jan. 28 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2087 <p>Students can add classes to their spring schedules at any Atlantic Cape Community College location: the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.</p> <p>Students can add classes in person or online through Wednesday, Jan. 28. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.</p> <p>Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register online or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/spring. For more information, email accadmit@atlantic.edu or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Real Estate Workshops this Spring http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2086 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer several real estate workshops this spring for individuals interested in enhancing their skill sets and advancing their careers, as well as people looking to purchase foreclosed or short sale property.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Real Estate Sales Pre-Licensing</strong> is a 75-hour course geared toward those interested in beginning a career selling real estate and needing preparation for the state examination to become licensed in the state of New Jersey, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday beginning Feb. 10. Cost is $429.</p> <p><strong>Foreclosures and Short Sales</strong> will educate participants interested in purchasing a short sale on a foreclosed property on how to finance with minimal investment, successfully bid on government foreclosures, and work with real estate professionals to expedite acquisitions, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, March 19. Cost is $39</p> <p><strong>Social Media Strategies for Real Estate Agents: Get Social, Get Sold!</strong> will teach participants how to widen their pool of prospects while building their brand and community relationships, as well as cover social media tools, tactics, content, planning and strategy, with a focus on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 17. Cost is $39.</p> <p>Workshops will be held in Building T of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information or to register, visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a> or call (609) 343-5655.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2085 <p>&ldquo;Quiet Power: A Retrospective &ndash; 1994-2014,&rdquo; an art exhibit by Glynnis Reed of Egg Harbor Township, will be on display at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s newly renovated art gallery Jan. 23 &ndash; Feb. 21. The gallery is located in the William Spangler Library&nbsp;at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. <strong>A free &ldquo;Meet the Artist&rdquo; reception will be held 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at the gallery.</strong></p> <p>Reed uses many mediums as her artistic voice. She incorporates photographic media as a tool, while also engaging with photo installation, painting and mixed media collage. Her work, regardless of media, tends to be a highly layered style of subtle visual veiling interwoven with images of nature, and often uses women as subjects in her art. This exhibit showcases paintings, drawings, photographs and digital collages that reflect the broad range of Reed&rsquo;s talents.</p> <p>Gallery hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.</p> <p>For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, art gallery coordinator, at jhagen@atlantic.edu.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Table Games Career Info Session Planned for Jan. 29 at CCI http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2083 <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Casino Career Institute will hold an informative, hands-on event this month for individuals interested in learning more about careers in table games and what it takes to be successful.</p> <p>&ldquo;Decision Making Day&mdash;Careers In Table Games&rdquo; will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at the college&rsquo;s new mock casino floor at the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at Atlantic Cape, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City.</p> <p>Expert gaming instructors will talk about careers in table games and available training, and offer mini lessons.</p> <p>To reserve your seat at this free event, visit <a title="www.atlantic.edu/cci" href="../../cci">www.atlantic.edu/cci</a> or call (609) 343-5655.</p> <p>The Casino Career Institute at Atlantic Cape has prepared more than 50,000 people for rewarding careers in gaming and continues to offer top-notch training for those who wish to enter the expanding casino profession.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Substitute Teacher Certification http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2082 <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a new certification program for those interested in becoming substitute teachers. This 10-hour program provides an overview of the role and expectations of the substitute teacher, as well as the application and certification process. Upon completion, students will receive one Continuing Education Unit.</p> <p>Training includes:</p> <ul> <li>The role of the substitute teacher</li> <li>Growth and development by age level</li> <li>Appropriate teaching strategies</li> <li>Classroom management</li> <li>Practical ideas and resources</li> <li>Application process</li> <li>Professionalism in and out of the classroom</li> <li>Health and safety issues</li> </ul> <p>The class will be offered 3-8:30 p.m., Feb. 3 &amp; 4, or March 7 &amp; 14, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in Building T at the Mays Landing Campus.</p> <p>Cost is $109. For more information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <a title="www.atlantic.edu/ce" href="../../ce">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a>.</p> <p>An unofficial college transcript indicating a minimum of 60 college credits earned is required the first day of class. The Mays Landing Campus is located at 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2080 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College offers amateur chefs and food enthusiasts opportunities to learn a variety of culinary and baking workshops this spring at the Mays Landing Campus, and the new Caesars Entertainment Wing at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.</p> <p><strong>Mays Landing Workshops</strong></p> <p>Learn the basics of what makes a good knife, what knife should be used for what purpose, how to sharpen and care for knives in <em>Basic Knife Skills,</em> 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27. Cost is $85.</p> <p>As a follow-up to <em>Cake Decorating 101<strong>, </strong>Cake Decorating 102 </em>will teach participants how to decorate cakes with novelty figures with different piping techniques, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28. Cost is $75.</p> <p>Learn how to prepare Chocolate Lava Cakes, Chocolate Cherry Obsessions and Chocolate Mousse Crepes in <em>Decadent Chocolate Desserts</em>, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11. Cost is $75.</p> <p><em>Italian Delights,<strong> </strong></em>a<strong><em> </em></strong>hands-on class, will explore desserts including Ricotta Rice/Wheat Pie, Panettone Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce, and Espresso Panna Cotta, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25. Cost is $75.</p> <p><em>St. Patty&rsquo;s Desserts </em>will explore Irish Soda Bread, Irish Potatoes and Chocolate Guinness Cake, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 11. Cost is $75.</p> <p>Participants will learn to prepare a variety of fruit-based desserts in <em>Fruit Sensations</em>,<strong> </strong>6-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 15. Cost is $75.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus is located at 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p><strong>Atlantic City Workshops</strong></p> <p>Participants will learn the secrets of setting a beautiful table to celebrate any holiday &ndash; everything from napkin folding to flowers and place cards in <em>Holiday Table Settings and Napkin </em></p> <p><em>Folding<strong>, </strong></em>5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4. Cost is $55.</p> <p><em>How to Throw a Tea Party </em>will teach participants the ins and outs of just that, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4. Cost is $75.</p> <p>Singles looking to meet other singles with a passion for food can attend <em>Singles Meeting Singles Cooking Class, </em>6-9 p.m., Friday, April 3. Cost is $75.</p> <p>Class-goers will learn to pair the correct wines with sweet flavors with chocolate and fruit, and bolder flavors with the perfect proteins in <em>Wine and Food Pairings</em>,<em> </em>6-9 p.m., Wednesday, May 6. Cost is $55.</p> <p>The Atlantic City workshops will be held in the Caesars Entertainment Wing of Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.</p> <p>To register for any of the workshops or for more information, call (609) 343-5655, or visit <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a></span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Scholarships Available; Filing Deadline is Feb. 13 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2079 <p>The filing deadline for Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s 2015 Student Scholarship Application Packet is fast approaching. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 13. Atlantic Cape offers a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships for students who are continuing their studies at Atlantic Cape or transferring to another college in the fall.</p> <p>&nbsp;The 2015 Student Scholarship Application Packet is available for pick-up at all three Atlantic Cape campuses, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing; 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House; 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City; and online at <a href="../../finaid/scholarships.htm">http://www.atlantic.edu/finaid/scholarships.htm</a>.</p> <p>Eligible students must submit an application, two letters of recommendation from faculty members and an essay that describes one&rsquo;s personal and professional goals.</p> <p>Scholarship recipients will be notified in April, and are invited to attend Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 18.</p> <p>For additional scholarship information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (609) 343-5082 or 625-1111, ext. 5082, or email <a href="mailto:finaid@atlantic.edu">finaid@atlantic.edu</a>. In Cape May County, call (609) 463-4774, ext. 5082.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Receives Superserver Donation from Galloway Technology Firm http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2078 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College unveiled 42 Supermicro Superservers Jan. 12 donated by Linode LLC that are being placed online this month.</p> <p>The servers will perform a host of functions for the college&rsquo;s Information Technology Department, including operating both as production and concept-testing servers. The increased processing capacity will contribute enhanced IT performance for the college administration, faculty and students. &ldquo;This is a welcome donation from a local firm that has an outstanding reputation as one of the premier Linux VPS providers internationally. We welcome their support and ongoing collaboration,&rdquo; said Douglas Hedges, dean of ITS at Atlantic Cape.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We end up with thousands of surplus machines that we - as a cloud host - can&rsquo;t utilize,&rdquo; Linode CEO Christopher S. Aker said. &ldquo;These servers still have value, they&rsquo;re still fully functional. We thought that giving students at Atlantic Cape exposure to them would be the best way to put these machines back to work. It&rsquo;s a really great second life for these machines. It&rsquo;s great for the students who will be working on them. And it&rsquo;s a great way for us to give back to the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Atlantic Cape welcomes these community partnerships. &ldquo;We are grateful for Linode&rsquo;s donation, and their support of our students, programs and facilities,&rdquo; said Sean Fischer, dean of resource development and president/Board of Trustee operations. &ldquo;Our college thrives on developing meaningful community partnerships, and we are excited to work with Linode.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The server donation is one part of Linode&rsquo;s IT Workforce Preparation Initiative, which seeks to more practically prepare post-secondary computer science students for career IT positions through on-going, close collaboration with colleges and universities.</p> <p>&ldquo;We developed the ITWP Initiative because we actually have found it difficult to find enough qualified candidates to fill entry-level IT positions here in New Jersey,&rdquo; said Keith Craig, Linode&rsquo;s public relations manager. &ldquo;Consequently, we&rsquo;ve hired employees from California, Maine, Ohio and elsewhere. Linode&rsquo;s intent is to partner with colleges and universities to help modify curriculum, present knowledge on the cloud, and donate hardware so that IT graduates exposed to current IT trends can enter their careers at full gallop.&rdquo;</p> <p>Linode is a Galloway-based Internet service provider with more than 250,000 customers worldwide. The company offers developers and business owners the highest-performance cloud servers available at an affordable price.</p> ACA Chef Shares Easy Ways to Add Quinoa to a Healthy New Year Diet http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2077 <p>With the start of a new year, often comes the thought of wanting to incorporate a healthier diet into one&rsquo;s lifestyle. ACA Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius of Ocean City shares ways quinoa, a grain loaded with nutrients and protein, can be added to a person&rsquo;s diet. January also is National Fiber Focus Month, which quinoa is loaded with.</p> <p>The best way to cook quinoa is by adding one part of the grain to two parts liquid in a saucepan, allowing the mixture to boil, and then reducing to a simmer and covering. One cup of quinoa cooked this way usually takes 15 minutes to prepare.&nbsp;Chef Chelius suggests cooking the entire package at once, so you can easily add it to various dishes within a 4-5 day period, as long as it is kept refrigerated.</p> <p><strong>Easy ways to add cooked quinoa to your diet:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Add to omelets (as pictured) or scrambled eggs for a breakfast boost</li> <li>In a favorite smoothie for added thickness, as well as protein</li> <li>As a substitute for rice or noodles</li> <li>With a delicious stir-fry </li> <li>Stirred into your favorite yogurt</li> <li>Stirred into soup</li> <li>Inside a quesadilla&nbsp; </li> </ul> <p>If adding to a dish like eggs or smoothies, &frac14; cup is a sufficient amount.</p> <p>&ldquo;You&rsquo;ll feel like royalty if you eat quinoa, the queen of all grains!&rdquo; Chelius states.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Still Time to Register for Spring Classes at Cape May County Campus http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2075 <p><strong></strong>There is still time to register for the spring semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.</p> <p>Seats are still available in many classes, including: Financial Accounting, Fundamental Drawing, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Forensics, Introduction to Computers, Psychology of Exceptionality, Composition I &amp; II, Introduction to Literature, World Geography, The Holocaust and Genocide, General Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Elementary Spanish I and Introduction to Theater.</p> <p>Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The last day to register in person is Jan. 16. To register online through Jan. 19, or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit <a title="www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor" href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Payment is due at the time of registration. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. For more information, email <a href="mailto:acccadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p>