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Sexual Assault Awareness Month with events including “Walk a Mile”

Caldwell, N.J. –March 27, 2019 –   Caldwell University will mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month with  events including “Walk a Mile,” which will be held on Monday April 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. beginning at the Newman Center Plaza  at the university.  Caldwell’s theme for the month is “It’s  On Us.”

“At this lively Walk-a-Mile kick-off event, participants will pledge themselves to walk for a woman in their lives who have been impacted by sexual violence. While we know that sexual violence affects everyone — given Caldwell University’s rich history as an all-female institution, Walk-a-Mile will honor our past, while looking ahead at what each of us can do to help prevent sexual violence,” said Abdul Staten, director of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness.

The event is being sponsored by Athletics, the Office of Student Engagement and Student Advocacy & Prevention Awareness.

“During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Caldwell University will hold events to celebrate, honor, and champion survivors of sexual violence. Because prevention is key, we recommit ourselves to building mechanisms whereby our entire community can participate in preventing sexual violence as well as other forms of interpersonal violence,” said Staten.

Dr. Anton M. Koekemoer, speech on “Science and Faith in Harmony: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God”

Dr. Anton M. Koekemoer, research astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, will speak on “Science and Faith in Harmony: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” at Caldwell University’s third annual Research and Creative Arts Day. 

When: 12 noon, Wednesday, April 24 

Where: Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center at Mount Saint Dominic Academy, which shares the same grounds as Caldwell University. 

Contacts:
Darryl Aucoin – daucoin@caldwell.edu
Agnes Berki – aberki@caldwell.edu


Research Astrophysicist Dr. Anton Koekemoer to Speak at Caldwell University on The Saint John’s Bible

Caldwell, N.J., March 6, 2019 – Dr. Anton M. Koekemoer, research astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, will speak on “Science and Faith in Harmony: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” at Caldwell University’s third annual Research and Creative Arts Day noon, Wednesday, April 24, in the Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center at Mount Saint Dominic Academy, which shares the same grounds as Caldwell University.

The event will be part of the university’s “Year with The Saint John’s Bible.” The sacred art is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible of monumental scale in 500 years.

Dr. Koekemoer has carried out scientific research with the Hubble Space Telescope for over 20 years with a focus on distant galaxies and black holes.

Modern astronomical discoveries reveal ever more amazing views of the universe, including beautiful glowing gas clouds, majestic star clusters, countless galaxies and the most distant objects known, and Dr. Koekemoer will present a journey of exploration through the cosmos, highlighting exciting astronomical discoveries and images from the Hubble Space Telescope that inspired beautiful artwork in The Saint John’s Bible.

The sense of awe and wonder expressed by ancient writers of Scripture—for example the psalmist, who exclaims “The heavens declare the glory of God”—grows even more when viewing the universe with modern telescopes, explains Dr. Koekemoer. While science focuses on physical processes observed in the universe, deeper questions about the significance and meaning of existence, and other topics of faith, may be considered from the perspective of religion. In addition to presenting the latest astronomical discoveries, Dr. Koekemoer will share personal reflections, from his perspective as a research scientist who is also a Christian, on how scientific viewpoints can be reconciled with religion for anyone of faith for deeper spiritual growth.

Dr. Koekemoer holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the Australian National University, has held research positions at Leiden University, the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and has led the imaging work for the Hubble Ultra Deep Field and other large cosmological projects. He participates in the dialogue between science and faith in numerous ways, including serving as an advisor to seminaries that are interested in integrating science more fully, and other efforts aimed at positive interactions between science and religion.

The Bible was commissioned by Benedictine Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and the creative director was Donald Jackson, senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office.

Jackson and six calligraphers handwrote all 1,150 pages on approximately 300 sheets of calfskin vellum with more than 160 major illuminations. The work was done at a scriptorium in Wales. A Jewish scribe drew the Hebrew script. The translation of the Bible is the New Revised Standard Version.

Caldwell has the Heritage Edition of the Gospels and Acts for the calendar year 2019. It is the only full-size limited, signed and numbered fine art edition that will ever be produced. Each volume includes Jackson’s signature as its certificate of authenticity.

Caldwell University Spring Career Fair

Students and recent alumni are invited to meet with representatives from 50+ organizations and area graduate schools. Attendees should dress professionally and bring resumes. To view an online directory of employers and tips to prepare for the fair, click here. The Fair is also open to students attending other colleges and universities. Please contact Career Planning and Development at careers@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3290 with any questions. 

Celebrating the Life and Words of Sister Vivien Jennings, O.P.

Celebrating the Life and Words of Sister Vivien Jennings, O.P.

Mass of Remembrance of Sister Vivien Jennings, O.P. – 12:15pm in the Sisters of Saint Dominic Motherhouse
Conversation, Readings, and Tributes – 1:15pm in the Alumni Theatre
Unveiling – Jennings Library Lobby
Reception to follow

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/3Av4Ox5aD0KJz4sg2

Watch the LIVESTREAM on the Caldwell University YouTube page or access it at a later time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RrBMXb27QM

For further information, please contact: Meghan Moran, The Office of Alumni Affairs at 973-618-3352 or alumni@caldwell.edu

National Poetry Month and Launch of Presence 2019

National Poetry Month and Launch of Presence 2019 featuring poems by Syrian refugee poets, never before translated into English and other work by these poets read by translators, Sharif S. Elmusa and Gregory Orfalea Monday, April 15, 12:00PM Werner Lecture Hall