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Caldwell University to Celebrate 73rd Commencement May 17

Caldwell, N.J., May 1, 2015 -Caldwell University will celebrate its 73rd annual commencement Sunday, May 17 in the George R. Newman Center on campus. The graduate commencement ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. The undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.

Katie Flynn

Kathleen Flynn will give the student remarks at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.

Commencement Speaker Laura Schreiber

Laura Schreiber will deliver the student address at the graduate commencement ceremony.

Laura Schreiber of Moorestown, N.J. will deliver the student address at the graduate
commencement ceremony. Schreiber will be receiving a M.A. in Counseling with
Mental Health/Art Therapy concentration. Kathleen Flynn will deliver the student address at the undergraduate commencement ceremony. Flynn, formerly of Highland Lakes, will be receiving a B.A. in Communication Arts and Political Science.

An honorary degree will be presented to philanthropist Michael Kambourakis who was integral to the founding of two nonprofits – the SEARCH Day program in Ocean, N.J. to assist those on the autism spectrum and the Dominican Republic Relief Organization to help the thousands of displaced Haitians who moved to the Dominican Republic after the 2010 earthquake. Active in the local community, Kambourakis is president and owner of Terzako Furs in Caldwell. The Dominican Republic Relief Organization has provided support for farmland irrigation and clean water and sanitation initiatives. The organization plans to build a medical clinic for those in need. SEARCH Day program provides individuals on the autism spectrum and their families with supports and services.

Caldwell University will award undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. President Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D. will present doctoral students with their PhDs, graduate students with their Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, or Master of Science degrees, and undergraduates with their Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

The 50th Reunion Class will participate in the undergraduate ceremony.

Viewers can watch the ceremony live online via a link that will be found on the university website at 15 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony on Sunday May 17.

A commencement Mass will be celebrated in the Student Center on Saturday May 16 at 3:30 p.m.

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Caldwell University Chorale and Wind Ensemble to Perform at Spring Concert

Caldwell University Chorale and Wind Ensemble

Caldwell, N.J —April 24, 2015—The Caldwell University Music Department will host a spring concert featuring performances from the University Chorale and Wind Ensemble on Monday May 4 at 8 p.m.. The concert will feature a wide variety of music including several works by women composers.

The University Chorale, directed by Dr. Laura Greenwald, will perform an assortment of songs ranging from Palestrina to Pop, along with inspirational selections of gospel, spirituals, and jazz.

The Wind Ensemble, directed by Professor Rebecca Vega, will perform Eric Whitacre’s Ghost Train and Samuel Hazo’s Blue and Green Music (based on a painting by Georgia O’Keefe), in addition to works by Jennifer Higdon, Gustav Holst, and Julie Giroux. Several of the pieces will be conducted by students in Professor Vega’s Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques course.

The concert will be held in the Student Center and is free and open to the public.

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Caldwell’s Caswell Named All-Met Co-Player of the Year

CALDWELL, N.J. – Caldwell University senior forward Emily Caswell (Wakefield, RI/Prout School) was named the All-Met Division II Co-Player of the Year for women’s basketball, the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association announced today. Caswell led the Cougars to a 19-11 record and a share of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference North Division crown.

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All Seasons Chamber Players to Present “Spring Mix”

 

The All Seasons Chamber Players

Caldwell, N.J., March 6, 2015 – The All Seasons Chamber Players will present “Spring Mix” 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Alumni Theatre on Caldwell University’s campus.

The group will perform chamber music including Doppler’s Nocturne for Flute, Violin and Piano, Kuhlau’s Trio in G Major, Cecile Chaminade’s Trio No. 2 and a piece by Amy Beach for cello and piano. The concert is part of the University Music Department’s concert series.

All Seasons, which is in its 34th season, performs concerts that are enjoyed by a range of audiences from experienced concert goers to casual music lovers of all ages.

Mark your calendar for April 14 when members of the select Harmonium Chamber Singers will perform “Heart and Hand” on campus at 8 p.m. The Harmonium Choral Society is a 100-voice auditioned community choir that is dedicated to performing a diverse repertoire at a high artistic level and increasing community appreciation of choral music through concerts, education and outreach.

General admission is $20, and tickets are $15 for students and seniors. Checks should be made payable to Caldwell University and sent to Caldwell University Concert Series, Laura Greenwald, Music Department, Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, New Jersey 07006-6195.

Parking is free. Receptions will follow the concerts. For more information, go to www.caldwell.edu or call (973) 618-3520.

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Composer, Woodwind Player Rob Middleton and Jazz Ensemble Soundscapes to Perform on February 26

Rob Middleton

Composer, woodwind player and Music Department faculty member Rob Middleton and Jazz Ensemble Soundscapes will perform February 26 as part of the Concert Series.

Caldwell, N.J., February 5, 2015 – Rob Middleton and Soundscapes will perform as part of the Caldwell University concert series on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre on campus.

Soundscapes is a jazz ensemble built around beautiful timbres, exotic textures and irresistible beats. It includes woodwinds, acoustic guitar, Latin percussion, and vibraphone. With a focus on Brazilian Samba and Latin Jazz, this program will include favorites by Antonio Carlos Jobim Djavan, Clare Fischer, and original music by Rob Middleton, who teaches in the Music Department at Caldwell. The ensemble includes leading musicians on the Brazilian and Latin Jazz New York scene including Paul Meyers, guitar; Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion; Matt King, piano; Leo Traversa, bass, and Vince Cherico, drums.

Middleton is a prize-winning composer and an active woodwind player in the New York area.   He has performed in New York, around the U.S and abroad with many jazz greats, including Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Phil Woods, Harry Connick Jr., Lionel Hampton, The New York Voices, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Lovano, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Woody Shaw, Oliver Lake, David Liebman, Randy Brecker, Jane Ira Bloom, and Jim McNeely.

Individual tickets are $20.00, general admission is $15.00.  The group discount of 10 or more tickets to a single concert is 20%.

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What Apps would you like to see on the Library’s iPads?

Library's 2-week iPadsSpring semester is coming soon and the Jennings Library is getting our collection of iPads ready for circulation! We would like for students and faculty alike to help us out by telling us what apps you use the most, or what apps you would like to see on the Library’s 2-week iPads. Let us know by filling out our quick survey, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win free tokens for our coffee machine! (Note: The form is only available to those within Caldwell University.)

Click on the link below to fill out the survey:

http://bit.ly/JenningsLibiPadApps

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Caldwell Student Leaders Attend National Student Government Summit

Caldwell Student Leaders at D.C. conference

Left to right: Student Government Association Vice President Sean Puzzo ’17, President Kathleen Flynn ’15, Chief of Staff Kaitlyn Kazalunas ’15, and Vice President for Public Relations Shyam Sharma’ 17 attended the National Student Government Summit held Oct. 2 to 5 in Washington, D.C.

Caldwell, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 – Four Caldwell University students attended the National Student Government Summit held Oct. 2 to 5 in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by the American Student Government Association, an organization that supports student governments across the United States. The conference offered students leadership training.

Caldwell’s representatives were led by Student Government Association president Kathleen Flynn ’15. “The ASGA National Student Government Summit was an amazing opportunity to network with Student Government Associations across the United States, improve our leadership skills and gain invaluable information about running an innovative and efficient SG,” she said.

Flynn was joined by Sean Puzzo ’17, vice president, Kaitlyn Kazalunas ’15, chief of staff, and Shyam Sharma’ 17, vice president for public relations.

“Working with hundreds of student government leaders to achieve the same goals was a life- changing experience!” Kazalunas said. “What we learned will improve all of our student organizations on campus.”

“When President Kathleen Flynn said, ‘You’re in for an amazing weekend,’ I didn’t know what to expect,” Puzzo said. “What I found was a talented and exceptional group of young leaders getting together to network and learn new leadership skills that will be taken back to their campus and implemented to create and foster the leaders of today and tomorrow.”

This was the association’s 100th conference, and 140 institutions were represented, including public, private, two-year and four-year schools. More than 500 students took part.