March – April 2014
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Professor Bob Mann, chair of the Communication Arts Department, will host a special broadcast about New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. The program, part of the “Humanities Connection” series for the NJ Council for the Humanities, will be broadcast on WFDU 89.1 on Sunday March 30 at 8 a.m. WFDU can be heard throughout the tri-state region. After the broadcast, highlights will be archived at www.njch.org. Mann’s guests are Michael Aaron Rockland, professor of American Studies at Rutgers and Sara Cureton, director of the NJ Historical Commission. New Jersey was once the movie capital of the world and the “cockpit” of the American Revolution. The anniversary is based on the British establishment of the Jersey Colony in 1664.
The Caldwell University Division of Education will hold its third annual conference on children’s literacy, “Open Books, Open Minds III,” Friday, April 4, 2014.
Author and journalist Gayle Forman will deliver the keynote address “Emotionalism vs Intellectualism.” Author Jennifer Crawford will present “First Book” during lunch and author Christina Baker Kline will be the afternoon speaker with her presentation “Historic Fiction: Filling in the Holes.”
Additional presenters will include authors Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Roxane Orgill, M. Jerry Weiss, and many other literacy professionals.
The day will include workshops, discussions, book signings and literary prizes. Participants can earn professional development awards.
Student government leaders from independent colleges and universities in New Jersey will have the opportunity to learn from and network with state legislators and higher education leaders and discuss higher education issues at a conference on Friday April 4. “Meeting of the S.G. Voices” will be hosted by the Caldwell University Student Government Association and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey. It will be held on Caldwell University’s campus.
Issues discussed will include: college affordability and debt management, stimulating school spirit and campus involvement and student government leadership talent acquisition and retention.
“Our goal is to not only unite New Jersey’s independent college and university student governments with legislators, but to also create an annual event that will be held for many years where students leaders can collaborate with and learn from state leaders,” said David Reeth, a senior at Caldwell and the college’s Student Government Association president.
An executive coaching session will feature New Jersey legislators sharing their professional stories, offering students advice and discussing higher education issues.
Confirmed legislators include: Senator Richard J. Codey, Senator Steven V. Oroho, Senator Tom Kean, Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin, and Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Garlatti, chief of staff for NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks, and Gabrielle Charette, executive director of the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority will lead a session on trending topics for higher education.
There will be a professional development roundtable where Bob Polakowski, vice president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey, will speak on “Putting Government Back in Student Government”, Caldwell University business faculty Tom Keen, Ph.D. will speak on “Leadership Starts with You” and business faculty Virginia Rich, Ph.D. will present on “Creating Your Own SG (Student Government) Voice Legacy”.
The day begins at 10:20 a.m. with registration and will conclude at 2:40 p.m. It will be held in the Student Center and Newman Center on Caldwell’s campus at 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006.
For information contact David Reeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caldwell, N.J.–March 24, 2014– Nan Childress-Orchard, professor of piano, at Caldwell University, will appear in concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Essex Fells. She will perform excerpts from her CD “Songs for My Father: A Journey of Faith through Music.”
The program will also include the Mozart four-hand Piano Sonata in B-flat major and songs for organ-and-piano duo. John Pivarnik, organist and choirmaster at Saint Peter’s, will join Childress-Orchard in the four-hand piano duets and combined organ/piano selections. A reception will follow.
Business Division Professor Virginia Rich, J.D., M.A.T. is a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss how new technology is enhancing learning in the college atmosphere. Rich talks about the concept of flipped classrooms, how she uses new hardware called Aquos boards, balancing technology usage with the human interaction, ways to connect with students who are technology-saturated, and how to use the digital environment as an opening to true interaction and communication.
Tuesday, April 15 7 p.m.on NJTV
WNET – 12:30 a.m.