September 2013 – February 2014
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” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-618-3564.
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Caldwell University will host the panel discussion “Before Title IX, There Was Girls’ High School Basketball” on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event, made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, will begin with a reception and photo display at 7 p.m., followed by the program at 7:45 in the Alumni Theatre on campus.
The evening will provide a chance to celebrate girls’ high school basketball and the life lessons young women learned through the sport in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.
The program will be moderated by Linda Cimino, Caldwell University’s associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator and women’s head basketball coach. Panelists are Dr. Thomas McCabe, history professor at Rutgers Newark; Sister Elizabeth Michael Boyle, Ph.D., retired faculty member at Caldwell and a student athlete advocate; Sister Michel Rodgers, O.P., basketball coach, St. Mary’s Rutherford in the 1960’s; Louise Pastore, nee Melleno, member of Caldwell Athletics Hall of Fame, and former player who scored over 1600 points for St. Dominic Academy in Jersey City in the late 1960s. Panelists will discuss the importance of girls basketball during those decades and what the sport did for future generations. Speakers and audience members will have the chance to share the lessons and joys the sport gave and continues to give young women including the importance of friendship, teamwork, following dreams, and perseverance.
Prior to the event, anyone who played girls’ high school basketball during that eras is invited to take part in a Facebook photo contest. The owner of the photo that receives the most likes on Facebook will be eligible to win a prize.
To submit a photo of your high school basketball playing days to be placed on the Caldwell University Facebook page go to www.caldwell.edu/njchfestival or mail a nonreturnable photo to Office of Alumni Affairs, Attn: Before Title IX Event, Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, N.J. 07006.
For more information, you can also go to www.caldwell.edu/njchfestival.
The event is being held to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month and “Sports in American Culture and Communities”.
Caldwell University is a private, Catholic, coed four-year college with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Its 25 undergraduate programs, 27 graduate program
At the time of All Souls and All Saints Days, the Roman Catholic community remembers family and classmates who have gone before us in faith. We invite alumni and their families to attend this Mass of Remembrance at the Motherhouse Chapel.
If you are unable to attend, feel free to send in the names of your loved ones to be entered in our book of remembrances.
To RSVP or to submit names for the book of remembrances, contact Kathleen Buse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-618-3411.
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