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Merry Christmas and thank you from President Blattner

In a thank you video message, President Nancy Blattner highlights the events of the pack-filled fall semester including the launch of the sprint football team, Homecoming and Family Weekend, the opening of the new Mueller Art Gallery, the annual community service day–Caldwell Day—and the Advent Mass with Cardinal Tobin.  She sends Christmas greetings and gratitude to all for their support, gifts, time and prayers.

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Caldwell University Athletics Promotes Jenna Dingler to Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach/Director of Recreation

CALDWELL, N.J.- Caldwell University Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Mark A. Corino has announced the promotion of Jenna Dingler as the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Director of Recreation effective immediately. Dingler joined the Cougars last season as an assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse program.

In her role with the Cougars, Dingler will oversee the recreation and intramural program for Caldwell in addition to being the head women’s lacrosse coach. She will be responsible for coordinating the recreation and intramural program for students, staff and faculty. Dingler will lead the Caldwell Women’s Lacrosse team in the spring as third head coach in the history of the program.

“I want to thank Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Mark Corino for this amazing opportunity to be the women’s lacrosse head coach at Caldwell,” said Dingler. “I could not be more excited to begin my collegiate coaching career at Caldwell. It has been my dream to become a head coach, and I am ready to take on this incredible opportunity.”

Dingler was a four-year lacrosse player at Lock Haven University. She totaled 102 points in four seasons with 89 goals. Dingler had a stellar junior season as she was named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference First Team. She earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association First Team All-Region honors and was a IWLCA First Team All-American selection. Dingler was part of two PSAC Championship teams in 2014 and 2015 with both teams advancing to the NCAA Division II Championship game. Dingler was named to the NCAA DII National Championship All-Tournament Team in 2015.

Dingler graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Lock Haven in 2016 in Recreation Management with a concentration in Fitness Management. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Administration and Coaching at Montclair State University and will be graduating in May 2018.


Caldwell University – Names Jenna Dingler as Women’s Lacrosse Head

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Caldwell University Athletics Director Mark Corino Named 2017-18 CACC AD of the Year; Moves On for NACDA National Consideration

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Caldwell University Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Mark A. Corino was selected as the 2017-18 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Athletics Director of the Year as announced by CACC Commissioner Dan Mara.

The award was voted on by the league’s 14 athletic directors during the fall season, as Corino will now move on for consideration for the 2017-18 NCAA Division II Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year award, which is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). NACDA will announce the national award winner in the spring, and the honoree will be recognized at the association’s national convention in late June. The NACDA Convention will be held June 28-July 1 at Gaylord National in Washington, D.C.

“I am honored to be selected by my CACC colleagues for this prestigious award,” said Corino. “I want to thank my coaches and staff for all their efforts that made this possible and I share this award with them.”

Corino had a sensational 2016-17 season in guiding the Caldwell University Department of Athletics. Under his guidance, the Cougars placed second in the CACC Alfred R. Restaino, Sr. Cup Standings for women’s all-sports performance. Factored into that second-place finish was both the women’s soccer and softball teams claiming their respective CACC Championships, while both volleyball and women’s basketball advanced to their own conference finals. During this past fall season, Caldwell won the 2017 CACC Volleyball Championship, while also going through the inaugural season of sprint football at the school.

“It’s an honor to name Mark Corino as the CACC Athletics Director of the Year,” Commissioner Mara said. “He has had a legendary career as both an administrator and coach at Caldwell University, and has devoted countless hours to bettering the CACC as a whole. He is very deserving of this honor.”

At the conference level, Corino serves as the Chair of the conference’s Directors Council and represents the group at the league’s Presidents Council meetings. He has assisted in the strategic planning process for the conference and has helped spearhead new efforts that will help enhance the championship experience for the conference’s student-athletes. Corino also represents the conference on the D2ADA, which is comprised of athletic directors throughout the country who work with the NCAA on various administrative issues.

Corino has also served in various roles on a region and national level. He is a current member of the NCAA Compliance Think Tank National Committee since 2016. Corino is a former member of the NCAA All Divisions Men’s Basketball Rules Committee from 2012-16 and was a member of the NCAA DII Men’s Basketball Regional Advisory Committee from 2003-06 and 2008-12. Corino was part of the ECAC Board of Directors from 2007-14, while serving as the ECAC Third Vice-President from 2010-12 and the Second Vice President from 2012-14.

In addition to his lengthy list of administrative duties at Caldwell and the CACC, Corino also doubles as the school’s men’s basketball coach and is one of the all-time winningest college basketball coaches in the state of New Jersey history. He has won 550 games during his prestigious career.

Last season, Corino also did an outstanding job of leading the Cougars men’s basketball program, as the team advanced to the semifinals of the CACC Championship and finished with 17 wins. The school also did a terrific job of hosting the semifinals and finals of both the CACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.



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Cardinal Tobin Celebrates Advent Mass at Caldwell University

His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese, taking a group picture with Caldwell University Students.
His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese, blessing John DellaPenna, Director, Media/ITV Services of Caldwell University.
His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese, performing some rituals.
His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese, blessing Caldwell University Students.
Music Student of the Caldwell University performing some choirs in Student center Gym during the visit of his Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese.
His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese, interacting with the Caldwell University Students.
His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese, welcomed by the Caldwell University community.
Caldwell University excited Student during the visit of His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese.

Caldwell, N.J., Dec. 7, 2017 – His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D., Archbishop of the Newark Archdiocese, visited Caldwell University Dec. 6 to celebrate an Advent Mass and meet students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the board of trustees.

In his homily, Cardinal Tobin spoke of the Gospel reading Matthew 15:29-37, which is the story of the multiplication of loaves and fishes and how it is “the most told miracle of Jesus,” and can be found in all four books of the Gospel.

If we want to see miracles today, said the Cardinal we “have to try to have the eyes of Jesus.” Just as the disciples only had seven loaves and a few fish to give, and Jesus was able to abundantly multiply that, Cardinal Tobin said,  “all we have to do is give what we have.”   If we give “our time, patience, a hug,” and it is given out of compassion, it will not only be enough, but it will be abundant,” said the Cardinal.     Noting that there were students making sandwiches for the homeless, he encouraged the Caldwell community to continue to care for the dignity of others – “Like Jesus you are moved with compassion.”

Brittany Gaule, a freshman, said the Cardinal’s sermon was a real good boost to help the students as they prepare for final exams. She loved the story he told about meeting St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) in his native Detroit at the residence of the Missionaries  of Charity, the order Mother founded.  Irielis Garcia, a senior, said the homily came at an important time for her since she has an illness and has had to face treatments at the holiday season for the last two years. “He gave me the joy I needed.” Katherine Llangari, a senior who will be graduating in December, said the Cardinal’s words helped her as she prepares for graduation and is making plans to apply to law school. “The Lord gives us what we need at the moment we need it.”

President Nancy Blattner welcomed the Cardinal to campus sharing with him how over the 78 years since Caldwell opened its doors it “has embraced the needs of the times through consistent growth, providing excellence in education with dedicated faculty and staff, and an unwavering focus on its Catholic mission and Dominican heritage.”

The Mass was concelebrated by Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Andreano, vicar general and chancellor/secretary to the Archbishop, Father Al Berner, Caldwell’s former chaplain, and Father James Manos, pastor of St. Luke’s in Ho-ho-kus.

The music was provided by The Caldwell University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Laura Greenwald.

The Cardinal spent time talking with and having lunch with students, faculty, staff, alumni, board of trustees members and Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell.

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Paramedic Emergency Health Science Partnership between Caldwell University and Union County College

Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 30, 2017 – Union County College and Caldwell University have executed a memorandum of understanding that allows graduates of Union County College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedic Emergency Health Science to seamlessly transfer into Caldwell University’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree program.

Caldwell University will accept Union County College’s 63-credit A.A.S. degree program’s courses in Paramedic Emergency Health Science to apply to Caldwell’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration 121-credit program, affording paramedic graduates an opportunity to enter Caldwell’s Bachelor of Science degree with junior standing.  This memorandum of understanding creates greater educational opportunities for paramedic graduates to better meet workforce needs and career advancement.

Caldwell’s Bachelor of Science Healthcare Administration degree prepares students for the dynamic and expanding healthcare industry in the United States.  Consistent with its mission, Caldwell University provides an education for students pursuing meaningful work in a health and healing industry.  Students obtaining the A.A.S. in Paramedic Emergency Health Science will meet the Caldwell University requirements for the liberal arts and science core curriculum, except for four mission-centric core courses.  Graduates can expect to provide essential business expertise in diverse settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, life-care residential facilities, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical practices.

Atlantic Ambulance Corporation of Atlantic Health System has been a trusted partner of Union County College’s Paramedic Emergency Health Science Program and offers Atlantic Health System employees tuition reimbursement for those pursuing higher education.  Additionally, Atlantic Health System has an established partnership with Caldwell University offering a tuition discount for full- or part-time study.  Union County College will begin offering advanced placement in the fall of 2018 for currently certified New Jersey paramedics returning to complete their A.A.S. degree in Paramedic Emergency Health Science.

About Caldwell University

Caldwell University is a private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Caldwell offers 30 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. The university has 14 NCAA division II intercollegiate sports programs and a football program that is a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League.

Caldwell offers numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities.   It is located on a beautiful 70-acre campus in suburban Caldwell, New Jersey. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. Its core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life. For more information about Caldwell University, visit caldwell.edu

 About Union County College  

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the first of New Jersey’s 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit, and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science, and Applied Science degrees. For more information, visit www.ucc.edu.


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Student attends World Youth Forum in Egypt

Caldwell University student Keith Kyewalabye, a biology major and music minor, was selected to participate in the World Youth Forum Model United Nations in Sharm El Sheikh, Eygpt. He took part in the international conference from Nov. 4-10 where the student delegates discussed issues such as combating terrorism, cyber warfare and immigration. The students heard from top policymakers and had the chance to meet them.  Kyewalabye, an international student from Uganda, was delighted to meet the Ugandan ambassador to Egypt.  He enjoyed interacting with young people from around the globe. The students held a simulation of a Security Council and passed their own resolution.    “We learned that as much as we have problems, young people are determined to make a difference,” said Kyewalabye.  He hopes to someday become a leader in his country.

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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.