Calendar of Events

September – October 2013

Sep
13
Fri
Caldwell University Jennings Library to Present Author of “Orphan Train”
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

Christina Baker Kline

Caldwell, N.J. – August 16, 2013 - Caldwell University Jennings Library will present Christina Baker-Kline, author of “Orphan Train” at noon Friday Sept. 13.   The author visit and book discussion is free and open to the public.

Orphan Train“Orphan Train” is a novel highlighting the orphan trains that ran from East coast cities to Midwest farmlands from 1854 to 1929 carrying thousands of abandoned children. This little-known period in American history became the premise of the book.   .

The power of human resilience and unexpected friendship are at the heart of this novel. Kline seamlessly blends contemporary and historical storylines, while alternating between present-day Maine, where readers meet seventeen-year-old foster child and Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer and 91-year-old Irish immigrant Vivian Daly, and Minnesota in the early 20th century, where readers learn about Vivian’s past.

Kline is the author of five novels, including Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be.  Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2007-2011, Kline is a recent recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship and several research fellowships (to Ireland and Minnesota), and has been a Writer-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  She lives with husband and three sons in Montclair, New Jersey, and spends as much time as possible in northern Minnesota and on the coast of Maine, where she grew up.  For more information,  visit her Facebook author page www.facebook.com/CBakerKline and on the web at www.christinabakerkline.com.

For more information about the event, please contact Joan Reamer in Jennings Library at jreamer@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3564.

Sep
20
Fri
Caldwell Day of Service: Celebrating the Life of St. Martin dePorres
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate our 5th annual Caldwell Day of Service: Celebrating the Life of St. Martin dePorres on Friday September 20, 2013!

Students, faculty, staff and administration are invited to take part in Caldwell Day.

Come out and take part in community service, a pillar of the college’s Catholic Dominican Mission.

Classes will be cancelled and non-essential offices will be closed. Volunteer at non-profits throughout Essex County and New Jersey!

Schedule of the day’s activities:

  • 8:30 a.m.- Check-in
  • 9:00 a.m.- Keynote speaker – Senior Elizabeth Hooban will address the volunteers before they head out to the volunteer sites
  • 10 a.m. – 2pm – Volunteer at different non-profits
  • 2:30 – Reflection on the day – on campus
Sep
21
Sat
2013 Caldwell University Homecoming
Sep 21 all-day

More information to come!
*If you would like to be part of your reunion planning, please contact alumni@caldwell.edu.*

NOVEMBER NOON Reflections for Life’s Journey
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

November-Noon-Book-cover

Reading and Book Signing Visit with Sister Vivien Jennings, OP 

November Noon offers a series of reflective chapters on deepening one’s spiritual life through the use of psalms, poetry, and sacred scripture while challenging the reader to a new understanding of justice issues for the 21st century. 

Faculty Favorites Celebrate Homecoming
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

faculty favorites celebrate homecomingThe Music Department faculty will remember songs made famous by Frank Sinatra as part of a concert of classical music and jazz. We celebrate our Caldwell University alumni, especially our 50th anniversary class, with a special discounted admission of $10 for alumni.

Sep
25
Wed
Last “Caldwell” Comic Standing 2
Sep 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Like comedy? Love to laugh? The Caldwell University Marketing Club will be hosting Last “Caldwell” Comic Standing 2 on Wednesday, September 25 at 9 p.m. in the Alumni Theater on the Caldwell University campus. The event was a huge success last year and the Marketing Club is excited to put the show on again. Caldwell alumni and professional stand-up comic Kevin Dombrowski will be hosting along with some exciting guest comics. General admission (16 and over, please) is $5.00 and Caldwell University students are $2.00.

The club is also looking for local talent to compete. Prizes will be awarded to the night’s best comics. If you think you’ve got what it takes to win, please email the Marketing Club president, James Stark, at jstark@caldwell.edu or visit the club’s website at www.caldwellcollegemarketingclub.weebly.com for more details.

Sep
27
Fri
ABA Workshop – The Functional Analysis of Problem Behaviors: Practice and Research
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

kahngSungWoo Kahng, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Download the registration brochure for the workshop.

The functional analysis of problem behaviors (Iwata, Dorsey, Slifer, Richman, & Bauman, 1982/1994) exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities has become the gold standard of care during the treatment of these problem behaviors. Yet, there are commonly held misconception about its use. The first part of this presentation will describe the use of functional analyses to develop effective behavioral interventions as well as the research that supports its use. The second half of the presentation will discuss commonly held views about the use of functional analyses in practice (e.g., too difficult, not useful for all behaviors/individuals, unsafe) in terms of what are valid and invalid concerns.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts can earn 6 Type II CEs at each workshop!

Caldwell University is an approved provider of BCBA Type II continuing education credits (BACB® ACE Provider OP-09-0207). Disclaimer: “The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)© does not sponsor, approve, or endorse Caldwell University, the materials, information, or sessions identified herein.”

Check back at www.caldwell.edu for updates! 

Email kreeve@caldwell.edu for more information or to join our email notification list.

Oct
7
Mon
Caldwell University’s 25th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 12:00 am



Oct
9
Wed
Mood checkups
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Caldwell University’s Counseling Center will collaborate with the Mental Health Association of Essex County and offer free mood check-ups to the community as well as students, staff and faculty of the college. The checkups will be offered 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Newman Center lobby and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Werner Hall lobby.

 Robin Davenport, Caldwell University’s director of counseling services, says the screenings will help people determine if they need to get further help. She wants to get out the message that early intervention is key and that depression and anxiety are treatable conditions. “By conducting these very brief screenings, counselors are able to detect whether someone might be struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, an anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress,” Davenport says. She says counselors can then make referrals to outside treatment providers, if necessary, or for students to the college’s counseling center.

 “Undoubtedly, symptoms of depression and anxiety can significantly impact a person’s ability to perform satisfactorily on the job or in college and could have a devastating effect on relationships, the workplace and overall quality of life,” Davenport says. She explains that it is important for people “to ensure that they are caring for their mental health. In the same way that individuals make sure they have their annual physicals, they should be sure to annually check up on their emotional well-being.”

 

Oct
10
Thu
Mood checkups
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Caldwell University’s Counseling Center will collaborate with the Mental Health Association of Essex County and offer free mood check-ups to the community as well as students, staff and faculty of the college. The checkups will be offered 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Newman Center lobby and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Werner Hall lobby.

 Robin Davenport, Caldwell University’s director of counseling services, says the screenings will help people determine if they need to get further help. She wants to get out the message that early intervention is key and that depression and anxiety are treatable conditions. “By conducting these very brief screenings, counselors are able to detect whether someone might be struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, an anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress,” Davenport says. She says counselors can then make referrals to outside treatment providers, if necessary, or for students to the college’s counseling center.

 “Undoubtedly, symptoms of depression and anxiety can significantly impact a person’s ability to perform satisfactorily on the job or in college and could have a devastating effect on relationships, the workplace and overall quality of life,” Davenport says. She explains that it is important for people “to ensure that they are caring for their mental health. In the same way that individuals make sure they have their annual physicals, they should be sure to annually check up on their emotional well-being.”

 


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