Schedule of Events

Friday, September 18

12 p.m. : Homecoming Kickoff Lunch (SC Cafeteria)

All students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to join the campus community for a Homecoming-themed luncheon in the Student Center Cafeteria.  Students eat for free; special rate for alumni, families, faculty, and staff.

7 p.m. : Athletics Hall of Fame Reception – Class of 2016 – by invitation only (Newman Center Lobby)

7 p.m. : Sibling Sleepover and Family Fun Activities

9:30 p.m. :  Student Bonfire and Foam Party/DJ/Light Show (Parking Lot)


Saturday, September 19

10 a.m. : Registration Opens

10 a.m. : Welcome Breakfast with the President (Alumni Theatre Lobby)

Join President Blattner for a continental welcome breakfast in the Alumni Theatre.

11 a.m. : President’s State of the University Address and Awards Ceremony  (Alumni Theatre)

President Blattner will update the campus on Caldwell University; presentation of the Peggy Harris Alumni of the Year Award.  All are welcome.

12 p.m. – 4 p.m. : Homecoming Carnival and BBQ (Newman Center Plaza)

Carnival and BBQ for students, alumni, families, faculty and staff.  Carnival to include inflatable rides, games, CUSNA Teddy Bear Clinic, Art Therapy Affinity Group Art Table, pumpkin decorating, ample opportunity to gather with friends, and more!

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.:  “A Rising Tide: 3+3″ (Viseglia Gallery)

Caldwell University’s Visceglia Gallery is proud to present, “A Rising Tide: 3 + 3.” The exhibition will celebrate northern New Jersey’s rich creative community through collaboration and shared recognition. The meaning of 3 + 3 comes from the exhibition’s design. Three visual artists, Suzanne Kammin Baron, Catherine LeCleire, and Anker West were invited to participate and each of the three artists will independently invite another creative individual to share a designated area in the gallery or adjacent outdoor spaces, including Babette Herschberger, Irena Pejovic, and Stacy Smith. ‘”Rising Tide” is inherently an open-ended and experimental venture that borrows from the curatorial approach known as ‘relational aesthetics’. Meet the artists at the reception between 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Exhibition open 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

12 p.m. : Women’s Soccer vs. Goldey Beacom (Soccer Field)

All are welcome!

12 p.m. : Mini-University Faculty Lecture: “What Exactly Are Those Kids Reading?:   An Overview of What’s New in Young Adult Literature” with Professor Edith Ries (Werner 215)

Young adult literature has gone through a variety of changes and challenges, yet remains a vital force not only in the lives of adolescents for whom its books are targeted, but for many adult readers as well.   Today’s YA literature is engaging students with relevant topics, relatable characters and accessible language.   This book talk will introduce you to some of the new YA literature that is being embraced by our middle and high school students and, at the same time, introducing them to the joy of reading. Who are some of the new authors?  What are the themes that are setting the stage for greater understanding on the part of our young people?   These issues will be addressed in this short presentation.

12:30 p.m.: Mini-University Faculty Lecture: “Presidential Scandal, Feminism, and DNA: The Warren Harding Story” with Professor Marie Mullaney (Werner 112)

JFK? Bill and Monica? Sadly, we’re grown accustomed to Presidential scandals, but recent DNA testing has turned the spotlight on an earlier White House rogue. Was Warren Harding our worst President ever? And was his paramour Nan Britton a feminist in disguise? Come and learn why this story continues to resonate almost a century later.

1 p.m.: Veritas Lecture Series Presents: A Conversation with Angela Zaccardi ’56 and Eileen Jones ’57 (Alumni Theatre)

Veritas Lecture Series presents a conversation with two alumni trailblazers. Eileen Jones ’57, who received the 1986 Veritas Award for Excellence in Government Law, was the first African American student and graduate of Caldwell College for Women. She holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, worked for the Social Security Administration and the Veteran’s Administration in Newark and then in Washington, D.C. where she was the first woman appointed as chief of the administrative review staff for compensation and pension. Angela, who received the 1987 Veritas Award for Excellence in Government, worked for the U.S. Embassy in Rome and became one of the first female immigration officers at JFK Airport. She was also the first female president of the local New Jersey Chapter of the American Federation of Government Employees Union at INS and served as the Executive Director of the Federal Executive Board in Newark. She has received multiple awards recognizing her work from the federal government. The lecture will be moderated by Dr. Nancy J. Becker, Assistant to the President, Special Projects.

2:30 p.m. : Men’s Soccer vs. Goldey Beacom (Soccer Field)

All are welcome!

2:00 p.m. : Golden Anniversary Tea (Cougar Den)

Members of the Class of 1965 will be welcomed by previous classes.  Invitation only.

4 p.m. : Mass  (Newman Center Gym)

Liturgy to be celebrated by Father Al Berner.  All are welcome!

5 p.m.: Alumni Soccer Game (Soccer Field)

Kick around with fellow alumni at the annual alumni soccer game. All are welcome to attend, registration required to play.

5 p.m. : Dinner in the Den (Cougar Den)

Gather with friends for dinner in the Cougar Den while enjoying a delicious meal by our premier dining services, Gourmet Dining LLC.  All are welcome!

5 p.m. : Music Reception (Alumni Theatre Lobby)

6:30 p.m. : Music Series Concert: Faculty Favorites (Alumni Theatre)

Professor Laura Greenwald is organizing an exciting lineup of faculty and alumni to perform at this year’s concert.  All are welcome!


Sunday, September 20

11 a.m.: Alumni Brunch Cruise on the Majestic Princess

Join Caldwell University alumni for brunch and a cruise on the Majestic Princess. Take in the sights of New York Harbor, The Freedom Tower, The Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue Of Liberty and Ellis Island. Boarding begins at 11 a.m.from Lincoln Harbor Marina in Weehawken. Cruise is approximately 2.5 hours. Price includes full buffet brunch and two bar drinks. Tickets are limited. Please register by 9/5 to ensure a ticket.

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