The Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark,N.J. The Mass is at 12 noon in the Student Center Gym.
Caldwell University to Present a Celebration of Alumni Art: 1994-2014
Caldwell, N.J., Aug. 18, 2014 – The Caldwell University Department of Art will present the work of graduates from the last 20 years who received a BA or BFA in Art, during its “Celebration of Alumni Art, 1994-2014” exhibition in the Visceglia Gallery. The goal of the event, part of the university’s 75th anniversary commemoration, is to celebrate the remarkable creativity, innovation and dedication of the alumni over the last two decades. The diverse artistic work represents the efforts of 30 alumni, part of a vibrant community producing studio and design work in an exciting range of media.The show coincides with the institution’s newly granted status as a university.
The exhibition opens Friday, Sept. 12, and a reception will take place 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Visceglia Gallery in the Student Center Building as part of the annual Homecoming and Family Weekend. The exhibition will run through Oct. 10.
The works are done in a variety of styles including abstraction, representational, symbolic, psychoanalytic, non-objective and graphic design in media ranging from oils and acrylic to large and small scale sculpture, mixed media, photography and video. Professor Kendall Baker, who has taught studio art at Caldwell for many years, said, “Every one of these artists has passed through my classroom, and I think I can speak for all the Art Department faculty when I say that it has been greatly rewarding after having encouraged their creative visions to see them developing their own styles and approaches as they continue their investigations.”
Caldwell launched the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1974, the first in New Jersey. More than 75 students are pursuing a major in art at the university.
For more information about Homecoming events, see http://www.caldwell.edu/homecoming. The Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are open to the public.
Image credits: Chris Farrell, Asia Morton, Unknown
Caldwell University will host a forum for representatives from various health professional schools to provide an opportunity for Caldwell
A Conversation with Father Paul Murray, O.P.
Reflections from his book
Scars: Essays, Poems and Meditations on Affliction
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Alumni Theater/Jennings Library
Discussion begins at 4:00 p.m. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the program in the Alumni Theater Lobby.
Father Paul Murray, O.P., is a member of the Irish Dominican Province and a professor of spiritual theology at the Angelicum in Rome. He is Caldwell’s honored guest at the weekend long celebration of the university’s 75th anniversary that begins with this special preview program on September 18th.
This event is free of charge and open to the public.
To RSVP, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973.618.3371.
Caldwell, N.J. – Sept. 18, 2014 – The Caldwell University Department of Theology and Philosophy will sponsor “To Kill or Not to Kill: Celebrating Genetic Diversity in a World That Seeks Perfection” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Alumni Theatre. The speaker will be Mark Bradford, founding president of the U.S. foundation of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation.
The foundation was established in Paris in 1996 and an office in the U.S. was opened in 2012. It is the world’s largest private funder of research into Down syndrome and other genetic intellectual disabilities. Prior to working at the foundation, Bradford was executive vice president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center and had worked for many years in secondary education and then as a seminary professor. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Denise and their seven children, one of whom is blessed with an extra 21st chromosome.
In 1969, Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, a geneticist who discovered the cause of Down syndrome, was honored by the American Society of Human Genetics with its top award. In his acceptance address, he shocked his audience with this question: To kill or not to kill? Lejeune presented the options of life or death in the face of advanced genetic testing that would allow for the termination of those prenatally diagnosed with genetic anomalies. Lejeune’s question has grown in importance as medical technology has made possible advanced prenatal testing. Do we celebrate human genetic diversity by accepting those with genetic differences, or does science pave the way for purifying humanity of those considered “imperfect”?
Friday, September 19
7 p.m. : Family-Oriented Activity (TBD)
10 p.m. : Homecoming Bonfire (Parking Lot)
Exactly 75 years ago on this very date, classes began on campus at what was then known as “Caldwell College for Women”. We will kick off the year-long celebration of this momentous occasion with a variety of activities the weekend of September 19th and 20th.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 19th
12 noon Mass Celebrated by Father Paul Murray, O.P. (Newman Center)
1 p.m. Luncheon (Student Center Gym)
3 p.m. Convocation and Lecture by Father Paul Murray, O.P. (Newman Center)
Saturday, September 20
10 a.m. : Registration Open (Outside Student Center)
11 a.m. : President’s State of the University Address (Alumni Theatre)
- Join President Nancy Blattner for the Homecoming and Family Day Kickoff event. This celebratory address will also include a special presentation by the Mayor of Caldwell, Alumni Association Awards, and Class Gift Presentations.
All Day: Alumni Art Exhibition (Visceglia Gallery)
All Day: 75th Anniversary Memorabilia and Archival Prints Display (Jennings Library)
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. : Homecoming Carnival and BBQ
- Festivities include performances by student bands and organizations, drum circle, game booths, face painting, pumpkin painting, teddy bear clinic, food trucks, street performers and more! Reunion classes will have special seating under the Alumni Tent.
12 p.m – 1:30 p.m. : Mini University – Faculty Lectures
- Go to the head of the class with 30 minute lectures by your favorite faculty members:
- 12 p.m. :
- Professor Robert Mann – “The New Golden Age of Television”
- Professor James Flynn – “The Morality Behind Whistle-Blowing on Your Work Organization”
- 12:30 p.m. :
- Professor Thomson Ling – “Falling or Failing in Love? The Psychology Behind Making Your Relationship Last”
- Professor Marie Mullaney – “New Jersey’s Lost Stories: When Paterson Was Red”
- 1:00 p.m. :
- Professor Marnie Sperling – “The Use of Simulation in Nursing and Healthcare Education” (Tour of Nursing Facility to follow)
- Sister Barbara Moore – “The Bible As Story”
- Professor Rosann Bar – “Understanding the Punch Line: Some Insights on the Sociology of Humor”
12 p.m. : Women’s Soccer v. Dominican College
1:30 p.m. : Veritas Lecture Series Presents (more information coming soon!)
2 p.m. : Men’s Soccer v. Dominican College
2:30 p.m. : Golden Anniversary Tea (invitation only) (Gallery)
- The Class of 1964 will be welcomed by the past 50th Anniversary alumnae.
4 p.m. : Mass celebrated by Archbishop Myers and Father Bob Stagg (Newman Center Gym)
5 p.m. : Alumni Art Reception (Visceglia Gallery)5 p.m. : Alumni Soccer Game
- Breakaway to the soccer field with fellow soccer alumni for the annual alumni soccer match.
5 p.m. : Dinner in the Den (Cougar Den)
- Enjoy our award-winning dining experience with fellow alumni in the Cougar Den.
5 p.m. : Music Reception (Alumni Theatre Lobby)
6 p.m. : Music Series Concert: Faculty Favorites (Alumni Theatre)
- Faculty Favorites returns to Homecoming, featuring performances by our Faculty and recent alumni. Performers include: Rebecca Vega and the alumni flute ensemble; Nan Childress and Conner Brown Romanowski ’09 with piano duets; Hae Sook Yook ’96 will sing with Laura Greenwald; Dan Yates and Betsy Mackenzie Stubbs will perform “You’re just in love”; composer/pianist Jeremy Rafal and composer/jazz saxophonist Rob Middleton. General admission $20; Seniors and students $15; Alumni and friends $10! (Caldwell students are always free.)
9 p.m. : Student Activity (TBD)
- 12 p.m. :
Current music faculty and recent alumni celebrate our 75th year performing selections in a broad range of styles including musical theater, jazz, world music and classical.