March – April 2014
Caldwell College will celebrate its first Pi Day on March 13-14 in the Jennings Library. Pi is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Whatever the size of a circle, when its circumference is divided by its diameter the result is always 3.14159–known as pi. Most famously celebrated by Princeton University, Pi Day became a national event in 2009 when the House of Representatives officially recognized it through Resolution 224. The goal of Pi Day is to increase math understanding among the American public.
Math faculty will kick off Caldwell College’s celebration on Pi Day Eve, March 13 at 11:00am in the Library lobby. At noon, pop artist Michael Albert [http://www.michaelalbert.com] will deliver an original Pi Day puzzle and speak about his Pi art in the Main Reference Room. The festivities will continue through Friday, March 14 with Math faculty leading games, activities and challenges in the Library lobby. All are welcome to join the celebration!
Summer College at Caldwell (SCAC) is a program designed for current high school juniors who will be seniors in the fall of 2014 (Class of 2015). SCAC provides students the opportunity to earn three college credits while studying science, medicine and math. This unique opportunity also incorporates SAT test taking strategies, academic field trips, and a taste of the college experience, with students meeting new friends while living on the Caldwell College campus. The program includes room and board, books, supplies and field trips.
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Adult Undergraduates – Bring your transcripts for immediate consideration and admissions. There will be an informal presentation followed by individual meetings with advisors.
Since 1969, Caldwell College has successfully served the Adult Undergraduate community. Our Adult Undergraduate programs offer flexible schedules, personalized advising, financial aid and distance learning options – all to meet your lifestyle!
Graduate Students – Join us at an Information Session! Learn more about Caldwell College Graduate Admission and Program Requirements. Meet and discuss your program of choice with a Program Coordinator in an informal atmosphere. Application Fee waived for attendees.
Caldwell College will celebrate Founder’s Day on Wed. March 26 to remember Mother Joseph Dunn, O.P., who began Caldwell College in 1939 and served as its first president of the board of trustees.
The Founder’s Day Mass will be celebrated by Chaplain Father Al Berner in the Student Center gym at noon.
After Mass, administration, faculty and staff who have served the college for 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 35 years will receive an anniversary service award. Spring athletes and tutors will receive a special blessing. Employees are invited to wear red, one of the college’s colors. A complimentary luncheon will be held afterwards with a sparkling cider toast and cake cutting to mark the college’s recent achievement of university status.
Guest speaker Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of Newark, will present on “Evangelization in the 21st Century” at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre. The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow.
Bishop da Cunha is a member of the Vocationist Fathers. Among the many positions he has held, he was a pastor at St. Nicholas Parish in Palisades Park, N.J. He was ordained a bishop in 2003 and was appointed vicar for evangelization for the Archdiocese in 2005. For further information, contact Father Al Berner and 973-618-3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Founder’s Day activities include: a breakfast for commuters, which will be handed out in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Cougar softball games at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., free cookie handout from 6 to 7 p.m. in Werner hall, MOJO bingo in the Cougar Den at 9:30 p.m.
Carole Stone, Professor Emerita of English, Montclair State University reads from Hurt, the Shadow: The Josephine Hopper Poems with slide show of Edward Hopper’s paintings and presentation by JENNIFER NOONAN, Associate Professor of Art History.
Hosted by students in Mary Ann Miller’s Introduction to Poetry course.
The trio will perform music from the early 19th century through the early 21st century. Pieces include a trio by Austrian composer and pianist, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Trois Aquarelles by the French composer and flutist Philippe Gaubert and Voices of the Rainforest by the Spanish composer and pianist Elisenda Fábregas.
For more information on the honorees and to RSVP, go to this page.
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 College 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.