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Communications, Faculty, Uncategorized

Caldwell to name Newman Center Floor for Mark A. Corino

Flyer for ceremony honoring Mark Corino Saturday December 8, 2018.

CALDWELL, N.J.- Caldwell University will name the playing floor at the George R. Newman Center in honor of the assistant vice president/director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach, Mark A. Corino, who has led the men’s basketball program since its second season in 1988.

Mark A. Corino Court will be officially dedicated in a pre-game ceremony prior to Caldwell’s Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference game against Bloomfield College on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

“Mark Corino is truly deserving of having the basketball court at Caldwell University named in his honor,” said Caldwell President Nancy Blattner, Ph.D. “It has been a pleasure to partner with Mark as he has worked diligently to create and maintain an expectation of excellence for our student-athletes, our teams and our coaching staff.”

Corino, a Belleville native, received a bachelor’s from Kean University and a master’s in education from Caldwell.  He has coached basketball for 35 years at the collegiate level, five years at Bloomfield and 30 seasons at Caldwell.

“I am deeply grateful and truly humbled to have the Newman Center basketball court dedicated in my name,” said Corino “I would like to thank  the three university presidents that I have served under; Sister Vivien Jennings, Sister Patrice Werner, and Dr. Blattner, and all of those involved in supporting this great honor. I am looking forward to sharing this day with family, friends, and all of my former players and former athletes, all whom have contributed to the program’s success over my 31 years at Caldwell.”

Corino has made a lasting impact on the university and the Athletics Department in his three decades at Caldwell. He was awarded the Caldwell Cup in 1999 and received the Caldwell President’s Award in 2006. Corino was selected as the NAIA Region X in 1992 and 2000, CACC Administrator of the Year in 2000, the ECAC Administrator of the Year in 2010 and the CACC Athletic Director of the Year in 2017-18. He is president of the CACC Director’s Council, having been re-elected in 2018 for a two-year term, a position he has held four times. Most recently, he was honored with the Garden State Award by the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey.

“This is a fitting honor for Mark Corino to commemorate his dedication to not only Caldwell Athletics but to the entire Caldwell Community,” said CACC Commissioner Dan Mara.  “I have known Mark for over 20 years and he is certainly one of the most dedicated coaches and athletic administrators in the country. Mark has been a leader on the conference, regional, and national levels and has helped to shape the CACC into the model conference it is today. I sincerely hope the students of Caldwell University will continue to benefit from his efforts for many years.”

Corino spearheaded the growth of the Athletic Department from three programs in 1988 to what will be 16 programs by 2019-20 with the addition of men’s lacrosse. From 2011 through 2020, Caldwell will have added seven new sports under Corino’s leadership (women’s track and field, women’s lacrosse, men’s cross country, men’s track and field, women’s bowling, sprint football and men’s lacrosse). Originally a NAIA member school, Caldwell began the transition to NCAA Division II in 1998 and finished in 2002 under Corino’s guidance. Also in 2002, the George R. Newman Center, Caldwell’s state-of-the-art indoor athletics facility, was completed following years of planning and fundraising.

In 2010, Caldwell University, West Caldwell and Essex County came together to fund the renovation of the Kiwanis Oval, an artificial turf facility used by multiple municipalities and Caldwell University. Corino has contracted agreements to lease the Essex Valley Field to host the women’s lacrosse team home contests; he has directed an agreement to lease a space for locker rooms, trainer rooms and office and meeting space at Provost Square, adjacent to the Kiwanis Oval, for the baseball and sprint football teams.

Corino began his college coaching career as the men’s basketball coach at Bloomfield College where he posted a 95-48 record from 1982-1987. He moved to Caldwell in the summer of 1987 as the athletics director and took over coaching the men’s basketball program in its second season. Corino guided the Cougars to eight CACC Championships during his 30 seasons, five NAIA tournament appearances and one NCAA Division II Tournament in 2007. He was named the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Coach of the Year in 1998. Corino was selected as the CACC Coach of the Year four times and was inducted into the Caldwell Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.

“I’ve known Mark for over 30 years and have seen his growth as a coach and administrator at Caldwell,” said Bloomfield College Athletic Director Sheila Wooten. “I am extremely proud of him and his accomplishments. His success as a coach and athletics director has been tremendous and he is deserving of this prestigious honor to have the court dedicated in his name.”

Corino is among three college men’s basketball head coaches in New Jersey with over 500 wins and ranks second in the state with 563 wins (468 at Caldwell). Last season, he joined an elite club coaching in his 1,000th game as a college head coach. He is the second active coach in the Division II East Region to reach 1,000 games coached and is among 28 active coaches in all divisions of NCAA men’s basketball to have coached 1,000 games.

Communications, Faculty

CIS Student Takes “Best Paper” Award for Hashing Passwords Research

IEEE Awards Certificate
Jonathan Herrera
Jonathan Herrera Best Paper

Caldwell, N.J., Dec. 4, 2018 – CIS senior Jonathan Herrera received a “Best Paper” award for his paper “Concerns and Security for Hashing Passwords,” which he presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ 2018 Ubiquitous Computing Electronics & Mobile Communications Conference at Columbia University in New York. The annual conference, which was held this year from Nov. 8 to 10, brings together researchers, educators and students to focus on ongoing research in information technology, electronics and mobile communication. The paper, which Herrera co-authored with former CIS professor Dr. Md Ali, was recognized by the conference as Best Paper in the track. It has also been accepted for publishing in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The paper, which is “very practical, even though it is technical,” said Herrera, presents research showing the need for increasing security for password storage. He also proposes a system for adding security to passwords in connection with their hashes. It focuses, not on the user login screen, but on how passwords are stored on a server and other devices that store passwords. It aims at making password storage stronger by proposing a “new element of security as a part of the big puzzle,” he said.

Herrera enjoyed the conference, especially having the opportunity to share ideas with professionals and students who have similar interests. He is grateful to Ali who had encouraged him and the other students to “write a paper that can be published” and most especially he is grateful to God who he says should get all the glory for the project.

Dr. Virginia Rich, of the School of Business and CIS, said the work is a wonderful achievement and a fitting recognition of the significant research conducted in collaboration between a dedicated faculty member and a hardworking undergraduate. “We are pleased that their efforts are recognized by such a well-respected institution in the field and believe that the research makes an important contribution to the field of knowledge.”

Underwriting provided by the Ann and John Larue Research Fund allowed Herrera the opportunity to present his research at the conference.


Pre-Finals activities in the Library!

Finals Week is almost here and Jennings Library has a lot of activities planned to help you survive the stress.

We’ll be open extended hours starting Wednesday December 5. See the Library’s homepage for more information.

Win a gift card in our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest (open to students, faculty and staff): http://caldwell.libwizard.com/uglyxmas

If we get to 550 followers on the Library Instagram page we will bring in cookies during finals! https://www.instagram.com/caldwelluniversitylibrary/

Game Night- December 4th

#Adulting class: Meditation in the CMS – December 6th

Stay tuned for what we have in store for Finals Week!


Caldwell to Host Basketball Showcase

Caldwell to Host Basketball Showcase

Caldwell-Bloomfield Basketball Doubleheader Selected For DII Basketball Showcase on December 8

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The NCAA announced on Friday that next Saturday’s basketball doubleheader between Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) rivals Caldwell University and Bloomfield College will be broadcast live through a variety of social media and online outlets as part of the Division II Showcase package. Next Saturday’s doubleheader will be held at the George R. Newman Center on the campus of Caldwell University in Caldwell, N.J. The DH begins with the women’s game at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s game at approximately 3:30 p.m., and will be broadcast through the various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter & Periscope) and on caccnetwork.com.

The NCAA Division II Showcase is a series of game broadcasts (spanning several sports) that is produced annually by Niles Media Group and is broadcast world-wide on either ESPN3 or through various social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter & Periscope). The high-definition broadcasts feature multiple camera angles, announcers, graphics, and pre-, halftime and post-game interviews with coaches, administrators and student-athletes. The series showcases fantastic teams, student-athletes and moments that comprise NCAA Division II on an annual basis.

Fans wishing to watch the broadcasts next Saturday can do so in a variety of ways to suit their viewing needs:

  • NCAA Division II Facebook Page (@NCAADivisionII)
  • NCAA Division II Twitter Page/Handle (@NCAADII)
  • Through the Periscope app (@NCAADII)
  • CACC Facebook Page (@CACC01)
  • Bloomfield College Athletics Facebook Page (@bcbearsathletics)
  • Caldwell University Athletics Facebook Page (@caldwelluniversityathletics)
  • CACC Network (caccnetwork.com)

Fans can watch the broadcasts on the CACC Network in a variety of ways, including online (caccnetwork.com), through various streaming devices on your television (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV), and on mobile/tablet devices (Apple & Android). Fans wishing to watch the games through one of the various television streaming devices can do so by searching for and downloading the CACC Network app in the channel search menu. Fans who wish to watch on mobile devices can do so by searching for and downloading the CACC Network app in both the iTunes and Google Play stores. The app is free to download, whether through the television streaming or mobile devices.

The Bloomfield and Caldwell campuses are separated by approximately five miles and the two schools have been spirited rivals on the hardwood for decades. Saturday’s women’s game (1 p.m., broadcast start / 1:05 p.m., opening tip) will pit two teams that shared the CACC North Division title last year, as both the Bears and Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. On the men’s side, Bloomfield advanced to the NCAA Division II East Region Championship Final last year, while Caldwell qualified for the CACC tournament. The two schools met in the CACC semifinals two seasons ago, as the Bears pulled out a close win on the way to winning the league title. Caldwell will serve as the host institution for the 2018-19 CACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships this upcoming March.

In addition to the action on the court, Saturday will also feature Caldwell Head Men’s Coach and Assistant Vice President for Athletics, Mark A. Corino, having the court at the Newman Center named in his honor for more than 30 years of outstanding service to the institution. The Corino Court Dedication Ceremony will begin at approximately 3:00 pm following the conclusion of the women’s contest. After the ceremony, the men’s teams will be allotted a warm-up time prior to tip-off.


Art History Professor to Present on Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowship

Headshot of professor Noonan

Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 28, 2018 – The Caldwell University Chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phl will present a lecture with Dr. Jennifer Noonan, The Alvin R. Calman Associate Professor of Art History , in the Department of Visual Art and Design, on “A Year in Residence: Life and Research as the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.” The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For information contact phikappaphi@caldwell.edu or call Dr. Francine Del Vecchio at 973-618-3416.


Communications, Faculty

Catholic Dominican Presence is focus of “Caucus Up Close” TV segment

Director of Campus Ministry Colleen O’Brien and student Devin Lattu

Director of Campus Ministry Colleen O’Brien and student Devin Lattuga join Steve Adubato on “Caucus Up Close” to talk about the experiences the university provides to promote the Catholic Dominican heritage on campus.

Lattuga shares how being involved in campus ministry and community service helped him realize he wants to pursue a law career as an advocate for those in need. He talks about his work in planning Boxtown, a project in which students slept outside to raise awareness about homelessness. He was inspired after attending the Dominican Preaching Conference the year before.

O’Brien talks about the Caldwell Catholic Relief Services Club’s involvement in the Student Ambassadors Leaders Together summit in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., last July. O’Brien accompanied two students as they learned how to advocate policy change on international humanitarian issues such as global migration and hunger. O’Brien also discusses the successful on-campus Hunger Banquet, held last spring to raise awareness about hunger around the globe.

Broadcast schedule:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8
    8:30 a.m. on NJTV
    12:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN/WNET
  • Sunday, Dec. 9
    8:30 a.m. on NJTV
    11:30 a.m. on NJTV
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11
    5:30 a.m. on NJTV
    5:30 p.m. on WHYY
Communications, Faculty

Christmas Spectacular Concert, Dec.7

Group of Caldwell University singing Choirs with candles on their hands.

Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 13, 2018 – Come out and enjoy the annual Music Department Christmas Spectacular! Concert at Caldwell University, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7.

The concert will include performances by the University Chorale and the Wind Ensemble joined by the High School Honors Band.

Wind Ensemble selections will include: Dances from West Side Story, Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, and Ballade for solo alto saxophone and band by Alfred Reed, featuring senior Pedro Liriano.

The University Chorale will perform O Magnum Mysterium by Morton Lauridsen, Bernstein’s Gloria Tibi from “Mass” and This Blessed Christmas Night, along with other works.

General admission is $10. Caldwell University students can attend free of charge.

English News

Mind the Gap: An Interview with Mary Ladany

– by Colleen Brennan

Mind the gap, New York Theatre Workshop Flyer. (Photo Credit: https://deskgram.net/explore/tags/mindthegapnytw)

On November 1 st , 2018, I interviewed Professor Mary Ladany to learn more about her involvement in a program with the New York Theater Workshop [NYTW] known as Mind the Gap: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop. This 10-week program, located in Manhattan, is offered to seven students between the ages of fourteen and nineteen, and seven “elders,” over the age of sixty. Dr. Mary Lindroth, who possesses a great interest in and knowledge of the dramatic arts encouraged Professor Ladany to become involved in the workshop.

According to Ladany, the focus of the program is primarily on listening activities that encourage each writer to create original compositions based on the inspiration derived through conversation. This workshop was created by the NYTW in 2009 in order to “foster meaningful dialogue among artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds and generations” (“Mind the
Gap”). While students and “elders” study well-known plays and monologues, they also share their own personal experiences and memories, which are then integrated into short works created by members of the program.

Professor Mary Ladany describes the program as the “educational arm of the New York Theatre Workshop.” Through her involvement, she has developed a more intuitive understanding of the very intentional aspects of dramatic dialogue, such as stage directions and pacing, and how these elements are essential to the performance of the actors and their conveyance of the central themes of the pieces. At the five-week mark in the program, each ‘elder’ is paired up with one student, and these two spend several weeks in conversation,
growing to know one another more deeply in order to prepare a final assignment that professional actors will perform.

The date of final performances for the current “Mind the Gap” workshop is December 10 th , 2018 at 4:00 PM at the New York Theater Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, (between Bowery & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003.

In our discussion about the program, Professor Ladany was kind enough to share with me a short work, referred to as an object monologue, written by a high school sophomore named Nora. After speaking with Mary about a journal of letters that she shared with her mother during the year of 2002, Nora composed a short letter addressed to Mary from the journal itself, urging her to cherish and add entries to the journal, although her mother has passed. Nora writes, “I want you to hold the letters close to your heart and let the words wash over you…Remember the poems…They were for her, but now they are for you.”

Inspired by the relevance of this precious memento, Nora effectively recalls the essence of Mary’s relationship with her mother through the act of writing. Ultimately, this object monologue created through the Mind the Gap workshop granted Mary yet another rare gift that strengthens her relationship to her mother and provides relevance to this memento. Since this revival of interest, she has decided to add entries to the journal in order to continue the conversation with her mother that was begun in 2002. The uniqueness of this assignment enabled the participants in the workshop to create highly imaginative pieces that truly emphasize the sacred in the material. The Mind the Gap: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop indubitably sustains its promise to participants that they will learn to “investigate, listen and empathize with someone of another generation, while using playwriting as a tool to
understand and represent their unique experience.”

For more information on the Mind the Gap: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop, visit https://www.nytw.org/education/mind-the-gap/.

“Mind the Gap.” New York Theatre Workshop, New York Theatre Workshop,


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