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7th Annual Summer Intensive Percussion Camp and Caldwell Rocks Rhythm Section Workshop

Feb. 13, 2018 – Caldwell University will hold its 7th annual Summer Intensive Percussion Camp July 16-21 and Caldwell Rocks, a one-day rhythm section workshop Sat. July 14.

The percussion camp is open to students ages 13 and up.  The students are immersed in the percussion world and have the opportunity to participate in ensembles and clinics, interact with music professionals, and take a trip to New York City to see a show.  The week culminates with a concert on Sat. July 21 for family and friends.

Over the years, world renowned drummers and percussionists who have performed on Broadway and toured nationally, have presented a variety of percussion styles at the camp.  They include Grammy winners Andres Forero (Hamilton) and Mark Guiliana (David Bowie) as well as Tommy Igoe (Performer, Author, Educator) Joe Bergamini (Broadway) Chuck Burgi (Billy Joel) Dom Famularo (The Global Drum Ambassador) Rolando Morales-Matos (Lion King, Ron Carter) and Dennis DeLucia (DCI Hall of Fame).

Daily activities include drumset, world drumming, classical percussion, percussion ensemble, ensemble rehearsals and master and technique classes. No formal audition is required for the camp. Early registration is recommended. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The one-day Caldwell Rocks workshop is open to all guitar and bass players, keyboardists and drummers.  Students will learn from and perform with a professional rhythm section.

The combination package tuition for the percussion camp week and the Caldwell Rocks workshop is $850.  The percussion camp only tuition is $699, which includes lunches, snacks and transportation and a ticket to a New York City event.  There is a 10% discount for the combination package or the camp only, if tuition is paid in full by June 1.   The residential option tuition for those who would like to stay on campus is $1,275 which includes all meals and housing. There is a $75.00 discount for the residential option available with a 20% deposit made by May 1.  The Caldwell Rocks workshop is $179, which includes lunch and snacks.

Download the brochure and application form on the Music Department page.

For additional information contact Dr. Nan Childress Orchard at Nchildress@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3587.

Library, News

Jennings Library Welcomes a New Librarian!

Kim Reamer, MLIS, recently joined the Jennings Library as the new Reference Services/Archives Librarian. In addition to maintaining the University Archives, she will also be the new liaison to History, Political Science, Music, Art, and Religion and Philosophy.

Kim received her MLIS from Rutgers University, and a BA in History and Visual Arts from SUNY New Paltz. She has worked in both archives and reference positions in academic libraries. Kim’s favorite part of being an archivist is being able to discover unique pieces of institutional history and share them with the public, while also preserving them for years to come.

Her hobbies include reading fantasy and mythology books, baking, and spending time with her dog Zelda.

Library, News

Basics of Library Research Workshop 2/3 @ 3:15 p.m.

Come join us for The Basics of Library Research Workshop on Saturday 2/3 at 3:15 p.m. The workshop will be held in the library’s instruction lab.

Whether you just need a refresher or don’t know where to start – this workshop can help. We will be reviewing how to search for a book, how to search in a library database, as well as, how to use interlibrary loan.

Featured News, News

Sister Gerardine shares journey as artist, educator and Dominican sister on “Life and Living” TV program

Sister Gerardine Mueller, O.P., professor emerita and founder of the Caldwell University Art Department, is a guest on Life & Living with Joanna Gagis.

Sister talks about her work as an artist and educator and about her vocation and how she realized at young age that she wanted to enter religious life. Joanna and Sister Gerardine talk about the new Caldwell University Mueller Gallery, named for Sister, and how it will be a source of provide more opportunities for artists and students.   Viewers of the program will have a chance to see Sister’s beautiful Christmas cards and her work in the studio. Sister explains the process she goes through each year in creating the Christmas cards.

The broadcast schedule is:

Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m., NJTV

Sunday, December 10, 11 a.m., NJTV

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Nursing faculty and student share journeys with cancer on “One-on-One” TV program

Caldwell Nursing faculty member Dr. Kathleen Kelley and nursing student Natalie Pedri are guests on “One-on-One with Steve Adubato.” With host Joanna Gagis filling in for Adubato, they share their personal journeys with cancer and how the Nursing Department faculty and students played a role in their recoveries.

Pedri explains that she was going into her senior year of college when she did a body self-assessment, something she learned to do in her nursing studies.  She found a mass in her abdomen and shortly after spoke to Kelley about it and learned the steps to take.  Pedri spent a year out of school undergoing treatment for a stage four Wilm’s tumor, a childhood cancer.  She came to more fully appreciate the value of nurses and understand what kind of nurse she wants to become.   Kelley, associate professor and assistant director of the School of Nursing and Public Health at Caldwell, explains how she went through breast cancer, a result of working as a nurse at the site of the World Trade Center attacks.  Throughout her treatments, Kelley continued to teach, sharing her experience with her nursing students so they could learn from it and become better professionals. Kelley and Pedri talk about the importance of nurses in helping patients with cancer.

To view the segment go to:

The broadcast schedule is:

Thursday, Nov, 30, 5:30 p.m. on WHYY

Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., NJTV

Friday, December 1, 1 a.m. on WNET

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Professor Bob Mann presents to law enforcement on “Police and the Media”

Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 20, 2017 – Caldwell University Communication and Media Studies Chair Bob Mann presented his perspective on “Police and the Media” at the AAA North Jersey’s 30th annual Traffic Safety Awards luncheon on Oct. 25. More than 250 police chiefs, traffic officers, town officials and other community members gathered at the Brownstone in Paterson for the event.

“I think it is important for law enforcement and the media to work closely together and trust one another. It was a great opportunity to share my thoughts on this with the police officers in the audience,” said Professor Mann.

Police departments were honored at the event for their contributions and efforts towards traffic and pedestrian safety.

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Educational Opportunity Fund Launches 50th Anniversary with Jazz and Civil Rights Movement Program

Flute performance during the EOF 50th Anniversary.
Board on Display during the 50th Anniversary of Education Opportunity Funding.
Speech delivered on Caldwell University during the 50th Anniversary of Education Opportunity Funding.
Caldwell University Students posing for the photo during the 50th Anniversary of Education Opportunity Funding.

Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 10, 2017 – The Educational Opportunity Fund of Caldwell University launched its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration Nov. 8 with jazz and a presentation on the civil rights movement by flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq.

Razzaq, president of Flute Juice Productions, performed jazz pieces and gave a lively, interactive talk focusing on African-American history and music artists in the United States during the civil rights movement.

Andrei St. Felix, director of Caldwell’s EOF program, said the event was important to educate the community and students about the origin of the program and about the events that led to the 1967 Newark riots. “Out of that struggle and perilous time was born the opportunity to assist students of color who were financially and/or academically below the admissions criteria to attend colleges and universities in the state of New Jersey. Razzaq also shed light on the contributions of the many jazz musicians of that era who were also activists in their own way and used their talents to bring people together and expose the injustices that sparked the civil rights movement.”

EOF student Dominique Andrews said, “I thought that the event was really relaxing, and I enjoyed the speakers along with the music. I thought the message was very clear and important for members of the EOF community to know.”

Student Tanya Jean Louis said that EOF was a gift and that she was grateful for the many doors it had opened for her.

EOF came on the heels of the 1967 Newark riots. New Jersey’s chancellor of higher education, Ralph A. Dungan, proposed the program for special assistance to students from financially and educationally disadvantaged areas. It stemmed from the Select Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Lilly Commission, which made its report to the governor and state Legislature, recommending programs to address the conditions that underpinned the riots. The Educational Opportunity Fund was enacted in 1968; the legislation was sponsored by Thomas Kean, an assemblyman and future governor.Sister Vivien Jennings, O.P., was Caldwell’s first EOF director.

Caldwell’s EOF program will host another celebration in spring 2018 for the community and students.

To learn more about Caldwell University’s EOF program, go to https://www.caldwell.edu/eof

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“The Problem of Pain in the Book of Job” lecture, Nov. 13

Caldwell University’s Department of Theology/Philosophy will host a talk with Gregory Glazov, D.Phil. (Oxon.), professor of biblical studies in the School of Theology at Seton Hall University, on “The Problem of Pain in the Book of Job,” Monday Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre.

The lecture is part of the university’s Sister Maura Campbell lecture series.

Dr. Glazov will explain why The Book of Job is the most famous biblical exploration on the so-called “problem of pain,” the problem of reconciling the experience of innocent suffering with faith in a righteous and wise Creator. The lecture aims to lead the reader into a deeper understanding of how the question is framed and dramatically explored by the book’s structure and characters, and to appreciate why the book ends with God admonishing Job’s friends for charging God with mismanaging the universe.

Dr. Glazov earned M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees in Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman World from Oxford University. He specializes and has published books and articles in biblical representations of divine-human confrontations, biblical anthropology, Jewish-Christian relations, the biblical sources of Christian prayer and in the Jewish writings of the Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.

The lecture series is named after Sister Maura Campbell, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell. She was a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years.

For further information, call 973-618-3931.

Business News, News

Managing Patient Safety in a New Health Care World: The Benefits and Challenges of Improving Safety in Health Care Institutions

Aileen R. Killen, Global Head of Healthcare, Liability Risk Consulting, and Client Risk Solutions at AIG, spoke to Caldwell University students, staff, and faculty about the strides and obstacles facing the development of safety procedures within the healthcare industry. The presentation included real cases that she has overseen in the last several years. All who attended learned a great deal about what goes into large-scale improvements in healthcare safety.