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School of Education 2018 Early Childhood Conference

Anna Seewald, ME.d., founder of Authentic ParentingCaldwell, N.J., April 9, 2018 – Caldwell University’s School of Education will host an early childhood conference Friday, June 1, on campus. The day will feature a number of workshops for current and future educators. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the conference will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Anna Seewald, ME.d., founder of Authentic Parenting. Seewald is a parent, educator, speaker, author and podcaster. She will speak on the importance of working with emotionally resilient, capable and responsible preschool students in the modern age of distraction, disconnection and lack of free play.

Workshops will  include “What a Difference the Environment Can Make” with Denise Brokenborough, “Classroom Management” with Suzanne Gaccione, “Literacy Skills Start at Home” with award-winning children’s author Marcie Aboff, “Tech and Tots” with Arielle Peterson, “Hands-On Music and Movement!” with Amanda Weiss, “Making Math Fun Again!” with Athena Giordano, and “Vocabulary, What’s the Big Idea?” with Beth Heinzelmann.

General admission is $80, $40 for Caldwell University alumni and free for Caldwell University students. Make the check payable to Caldwell University, and mail it to Caldwell University School of Education, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, New Jersey 07006 with your top three workshop preferences listed.

For more information about this event or the School of Education at Caldwell University, contact Audrey McGowan at AMcGowan@Caldwell.edu or Debbie Giordano at DGiordano@Caldwell.edu.

Screening of the movie Chappaquiddick

There will a screening of the movie Chappaquiddick on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 in the Lecture Hall in Werner Hall on Caldwell University’s campus.

John Yurko, professor of communication and media studies at Caldwell University and director of the Media Educators Association, will host a discussion following the film along with Bonnie French, assistant professor of sociology/criminal justice at Caldwell.

Yurko and the Media Educators Association regularly host the Saturday Morning Film Festival at 10 a.m. at the Cinepolis Chelsea 9 Theater at 23rd Street and 8th Avenue in New York City. For more information please visit: www.satmornfilmfest.org

 

“What Good Can Come from Bayonne? Reflections on the Amazing Life of Sister Maura Campbell” April 10

Sister Barbara Krug, O.P. will present on “What Good Can Come from Bayonne? Reflections on the Amazing Life of Sister Maura Campbell.”

Caldwell, N.J. – “What Good Can Come from Bayonne? Reflections on the Amazing Life of Sister Maura Campbell, O.P.” will be presented by Sister Barbara C. Krug, O.P., professor emerita of Theology, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in the Alumni Theatre on Caldwell University’s campus. The program is free and open to the public.

Sister Maura’s scholarship, teaching and dynamic charisma spanned 50 years in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. She was a theologian, a philosopher, a professor, a researcher, and an international leader in education who served on committees at the United Nations. Her favorite position was that of teacher; many alumni fondly remember her as a woman who reflected, studied, and practiced what she taught and preached.

Sister Barbara C. Krug, O.P., was professor of Theology from 1992 to 2016. She served with distinction as department chair from 2000 to 2006 and from 2013 to 2016. Sister Barbara taught almost every course in the department’s catalog and created several courses. She is currently a theology adjunct professor working with Theology majors.

The presentation is part of the Sister Maura Campbell lecture series, which features leading theologians and academics. The Department of Theology and Philosophy hosts the talks throughout the academic year. For further information, call 973-618-3931.

“What Good Can Come from Bayonne? Reflections on the Amazing Life of Sister Maura Campbell” March 8

Sister Barbara Krug, O.P. will present on “What Good Can Come from Bayonne? Reflections on the Amazing Life of Sister Maura Campbell.”

Caldwell, N.J. – “What Good Can Come from Bayonne? Reflections on the Amazing Life of Sister Maura Campbell, O.P.” will be presented by Sister Barbara C. Krug, O.P., professor emerita of Theology, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, in the Alumni Theatre on Caldwell University’s campus. The program is free and open to the public.

Sister Maura’s scholarship, teaching and dynamic charisma spanned 50 years in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. She was a theologian, a philosopher, a professor, a researcher, and an international leader in education who served on committees at the United Nations. Her favorite position was that of teacher; many alumni fondly remember her as a woman who reflected, studied, and practiced what she taught and preached.

Sister Barbara C. Krug, O.P., was professor of Theology from 1992 to 2016. She served with distinction as department chair from 2000 to 2006 and from 2013 to 2016. Sister Barbara taught almost every course in the department’s catalog and created several courses. She is currently a theology adjunct professor working with Theology majors.

The presentation is part of the Sister Maura Campbell lecture series, which features leading theologians and academics. The Department of Theology and Philosophy hosts the talks throughout the academic year. For further information, call 973-618-3931.

“Food, Animals, and the Environment” lecture at Caldwell University March 20

Caldwell, N.J., Feb. 23, 2018 – “Food, Animals and the Environment” will be the focus of a talk presented by Dr. Yanoula Athanassakis , director of New York University’s Environmental Humanities Center, 4:30 p.m.Tuesday March 20 in the Alumni Theatre at Caldwell University.

The presentation is part of the Department of Theology and Philosophy Sister Maura Campbell, O.P. lecture series and is being co-sponsored by the university and the Caldwell-West Caldwell Public School District. It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Athanassakis’ will share her research and thought on how the arts are engaging and fraught with ethical issues of environmental degradation, specifically through literary representations of food production and animal consumption. She will address practices of consumption—the implications of the food we eat and the systems we support, and how art aims to disrupt habitual patterns of disengagement.

Dr. Athanassakis, assistant vice provost for academic affairs at NYU, is also author of Environmental Justice in Contemporary U.S. Narratives (Routledge 2017). She teaches in the departments of Environmental Studies, Animal Studies, and English at NYU.

The Sister Maura Campbell lecture series is named after Sister Maura, who was 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.