Calendar of Events

Visceglia Gallery Presents Climate Change Convergence: A Multi-Disciplinary Exposition
Oct 20 – Nov 20 all-day

Climate Change

The Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell University proudly presents “Climate Change Convergence: A Multi-Disciplinary Exposition” to run Oct. 20 through Nov. 19. A reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

The convergence will bring together students, faculty and staff from the greater university community to share their diverse perspectives on the complex and challenging issue of climate change. Participants will offer their ideas and responses through artwork, stories, poetry, informed commentary, scientific data, media analysis and sustainability guidelines in a multi-disciplinary commons.

“The idea behind the convergence is to collectively focus, in ways that are meaningful for all participants, on this large and perhaps overwhelming subject of climate change,” said Professor Kendall Baker, director of the Visceglia Gallery. The convergence is interdepartmental, with contributions from Caldwell University students and faculty in art, business, communications, education, English, history, nursing, psychology, theology/philosophy , science, and sociology, as well as the TriBeta Biology Honors Society, the Jennings Library, facilities, the dining hall, the Counseling Center, the Academic Success Center and Genesis Farm.

The Visceglia Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Garden State Opera Performs Le Villi (Puccini) And Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart)
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm


The talented young singers of GSO perform Puccini’s first opera, Le Villi in Italian and Mozart’s comedy Der Schauspieldirektor in German with English supertitles and English dialogues.
The production is accompanied by full orchestra with the Caldwell University Chorale as chorus.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

Alumni Memorial Mass
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm

Alumni Memorial Mass

Friday, October 31st, 2014 @ noon in the Motherhouse Chapel a light luncheon in the Dinner Room will follow.

RSVP to Kathleen Buse

Thank you!

Cougar Campus Day
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

See what a typical Caldwell University day is like as you will sit in on a class, meet current students, faculty, and staff, and get the true Caldwell Experience.  Also if you wish, you can also bring in your transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, essay, and letters of recommendation and receive an admissions and scholarship decision before you leave. This event begins at 10:00am.

RSVP for this event.

5th Caldwell University Athletics Hall of Fame Induction
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


CALDWELL, N.J. – Caldwell University Athletics, in conjunction with Cougar Pride, will induct its fifth class into the Caldwell University Athletics Hall of Fame, the Hall of Fame Committee announced. The 2014 Hall of Fame class consisting of six outstanding student-athletes will be inducted at the Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, November 7 at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston, N.J.

The Caldwell University Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2010 to honor student-athletes, coaches and contributors who have played significant roles in the success of the intercollegiate athletic programs at Caldwell University. There are now 32 members in the Hall of Fame, which is located on the first floor of the George R. Newman Center. The Hall of Fame Dinner is the main fundraising event for Cougar Pride, the official booster club of Caldwell University Athletics.

This year’s Hall of Fame class includes Carole Dwyer Collins ’57 (women’s basketball), Paul Tighe ’95 (men’s soccer), Kim Higgins DeJianne ’97 (softball), Ryan Tremblay ’99 (men’s basketball), Antrinette Barrino ’02 (women’s basketball) and Michael Kolesar ’05 (baseball).

Carole Dwyer Collins starred for Mount St. Dominic Academy prior to her days at Caldwell University. She and her sisters June and Ginny helped the Mount win four state championships while posting an incredible 80-game winning streak. The success continued at Caldwell, where Carole became the team’s leading scorer and eventual captain as a senior. That year she led Caldwell to an unbeaten season. Carole and her husband George have seven children, 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and live in Brewster, N.Y.

Paul Tighe came to Caldwell from Ireland in 1991 to play for the Cougars’ first men’s soccer program. He quickly emerged as the teams’ main offensive weapon, scoring 14 goals and four assists for 32 points as a freshman. A four-time all-conference selection, Tighe tallied 15 goals as a junior and was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Year. That season the Cougars won the CACC regular-season title and advanced to the championship game of the conference tournament. Tighe is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 40 goals and 96 points in his stellar career.

Kim Higgins DeJianne joined the Cougar softball team before it was successful and helped to build the foundation of what has become a nationally-competitive program. She pitched the majority of the team’s games during her four seasons as the Cougars developed. As a senior, DeJianne helped Caldwell post an 18-14 record for the most wins in the program’s history to that point. She was 12-11 while pitching 146 1/3 innings that year. Over the final three years of her career, DeJianne won 25 games and struck out 192 batters to rank in Caldwell’s top 10 in both categories.

Ryan Tremblay‘s name appears several times on Caldwell’s all-time men’s basketball lists after scoring 1,241 points in a standout career. But the number that is highlighted above all of his impressive statistics is three. That’s how many CACC championships Tremblay won in his four years at Caldwell. A sharp-shooting guard, he provided the perimeter scoring to complement the Cougars’ powerful inside game for the championship teams of 1996, 1998 and 1999. Tremblay buried a school-record 261 threes in his career while also delivering 424 assists to rank second at Caldwell.

Antrinette Barrino was a dominant player for the Cougar women’s basketball team who excelled as a scorer and rebounder. A four-time all-CACC performer, she earned All-American and CACC Player of the Year honors twice after leading Caldwell to the national tournament in 2000 and 2002. As a senior in 2002, Barrino averaged 17.4 points and 14.2 rebounds to propel the Cougars to a 21-9 record and a spot in the NAIA Tournament. She is one of just three players in the program’s history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, with 1,578 points and 1,192 rebounds in her career.

Michael Kolesar was a dual threat on some of Caldwell’s most successful baseball teams, helping the Cougars win 87 games during his four seasons. He ranks second in program history in pitching victories with 18, first in stolen bases with 88 and ninth in hits with 141. His versatility was most apparent in his junior year, when he led the CACC with a 9-1 record on the mound while stealing a league-best 45 bases. Kolesar also batted .374 with four home runs that season to lead Caldwell to its first CACC Tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA regional for the first time.

The fifth annual Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on Friday, November 7 at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston, N.J. The cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the Hall of Fame ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per person. Tickets for alumni, faculty and staff are $100. All proceeds will go to the Cougar Pride General Fund, which supports the degree completion program and enhancements for the 15 intercollegiate athletic programs. For reservations and more information, contact Caldwell University Athletics at (973) 618-3260.

EastRiver Chamber Ensemble
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm


EastRiver Ensemble is a group of Chinese musicians now living in New York who perform in the traditions of the Dongbei and Hebei regions of north China. Since 2000, EastRiver has performed with an impromptu style, reinventing folk and traditional Chinese music in the idiom of urban America.

Veterans Ceremony
Nov 11 @ 12:15 pm – 12:35 pm

Caldwell University will host its 6th Annual Veterans Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11th, 12:15 – 12:35 PM, on the University’s Newman Courtyard (Student Center Gym if rain). Members of the James Caldwell American Legion Post 185 will actively participate in the ceremony, joining Caldwell University faculty, staff, and students in honoring our nations’ veterans.  A complimentary lunch will be offered to veterans and their family members immediately following the ceremony. For more information, please contact Tom Disch at or 973-618-3216.

Accounting Alumni And Accounting Students Speed Networking Event
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Baltimore Area Alumni Gathering
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are cordially invited to join
fellow Caldwell University alumni and friends at the

Baltimore Area Alumni Gathering
In honor of
Caldwell University’s 75th Anniversary
With special guest
President Nancy Blattner, Ph.D, O.P.A.
Hosted by Elaine Kacmarik ‘60

507 Hawkshead Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Thursday, November 13
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Please RSVP to or 973-618-3211 by October 30.

Thank you!

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Information Session
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm


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 University 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 University 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.