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English Department Flyer

If you are still debating on whether to attend or not, ask yourself the following questions:

Have I declared a major/minor?
Have I declared a major/minor that I am passionate about?
Have I taken all my required English courses?
Am I finding that my declared major might not be right for me?
Am I hungry? (There will be pizza!)

This upcoming Wednesday, October 23rd the English Department will be hosting a “Meet Your Major” event! In addition to English majors and minors, we also invite any students who have not declared a major or minor yet to attend. Learning more about what the English Department has to offer here at Caldwell University is beneficial to all students. This is a chance for students to meet professors and fellow English majors/minors who can give advice and share their experiences on being an English major. For upperclassmen who may be interested in an internship, this event will also dive deeper into the opportunities offered.

Veterans Ceremony

Caldwell University students, staff, faculty and members of the greater Caldwell community will come together to honor our nation’s military veterans on this Veteran’s Day. University students, staff, and members of the James Caldwell Post 185 American Legion will be actively participating in the ceremony.

The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World: Lowell Boyers, Susan Homer, Esther Traugot and Charles Yuen

Lowell Boyers, "Untitled (a seeming liberty)", 2018 acrylic paint, resin, watercolor and ink on canvas, 37x78 inches
Susan Homer, "Russian Garden", 2016, Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Esther Traugot, "Christmas Crab" (detail), 2014, ten crab leg pieces, dyed bamboo yarn. Sizes variable, up to 3 ¼” l x 1 ½” w x 1 ½” h
Charles Yuen, "Spotted Carpet", 2018, oil on canvas, 40" x 40"

An art exhibit called “The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World: Lowell Boyers, Susan Homer, Esther Traugot and Charles Yuen” will be displayed Wednesday, Oct. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Caldwell University’s Mueller Gallery.

The exhibit looks at the nature of images as seen through the lens of archetypal psychologist James Hillman and philosopher, theologian and Islamic mystic Henry Corbin.

The community is invited to the opening Oct. 23, with an artist talk at 5 p.m. and a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

The participating artists create images that are representational but, rather than existing as mere illustrations, have an autonomy of their own.

Suzanne Baron, director of the Mueller Gallery, said Hillman believed that an image is not just a picture of something one has seen and that comes via physical senses nor is it a construction of the mind that has emotional or symbolic meaning.

Rather, he said an image is psyche and therefore a direct expression of the soul. Because of this, he sought to explore images rather than explain them.

“His belief was that by giving images attention and mentally shaping them with sensitivity, one can engage with these images in a way that Hillman called ‘soul making,’ ” Baron said.

Soul making has its roots in the writings of Corbin, who coined the term “mundus imaginalis” to describe the realm between the physical, sensory world and the spirit world. “Corbin chose the term ‘imaginal’ carefully; he did not want the imaginal to be misconstrued with the idea of something that is imaginary – something purely invented – for the mundus imaginalis is as real as our waking world,” she said.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For information on the exhibitions, go to www.caldwell.edu/gallery or call 973-618-3238.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Lowell Boyers (American, b.1966) is a Contemporary painter, often working in a variety of materials, such as acrylic resins and inks, and blending figurative and abstract imagery. Boyers received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Yale University. His work has been the subject of exhibitions worldwide, including in Cologne, Abu Dhabi, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas.


Susan Homer was born in Boston and raised on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and Bremen, Maine. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing in Maine. In 2011, she was awarded a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Grant. She exhibits her work in New York and other places, and it is held in private collections throughout the United States, including the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., and the University of New Mexico Art Museum.


Esther Traugot received her BFA from the University of California Berkeley in 2005, and her MFA from Mills College in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in the Bay Area at venues such as the Berkeley Art Center, the Bedford gallery in Walnut Creek and the Robert F. Agrella Gallery at Santa Rosa Junior College, and nationally at the El Paso Museum of Art, the Irvine Fine Arts Center, the Samek Gallery at Bucknell University in PA. The recent past has led her to exhibit in L.A., New York, and Paris. She has two large installations in the permanent collections of Neiman Marcus in the locations of Walnut Creek, and Beverly Hills, CA.

Esther Traugot is represented by Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Gallery in Oakland and Muriel Guepin Gallery in NY, and currently lives and works in Sebastopol, California.


Charles Yuen has had several one person and numerous group exhibitions since moving to New York City in 1981. One person shows include: Studio10, Bushwick, NY (2016); Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY (1997 first solo show in her Chelsea space, 2000); Art in General, New York, NY (1993); Asian American Arts Center, New York, NY (2001); Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY (2004); LeoTony Gallery, New York, NY (1994); ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA (2007); the Downtown Gallery, Honolulu, HI (1978), and recently Valentine Gallery Ridgewood, NY (2012). Group shows include nonprofit art spaces as well as private galleries: Artist Space (1984, 1993), New Museum (1986, 1998), Brooklyn Museum of Art (1997, 2004), Newark Museum (1981), Exit Art (1985), Pierogi (2000), Scope London (2006, ADA Gallery), Barbara Gillman Gallery (2007, Miami), Luise Ross Gallery (2011), Leslie Heller Workspace (2010), Robert Steele Gallery (1997), Franklin Furnace (1996), Hallwalls (1988, Buffalo), and The Contemporary Museum (2005, 2009, Hawaii) to name a few.

Mr. Yuen has been the proud recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2018), the Adolf and Esther Gottleib Foundation artist grant (2011), the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptures Grant (2006), an Artists’ Projects: New York State Regional Initiative grant (1994, Rockefeller Foundation, Andy Warhol Fund, N.E.A., and the Jerome Foundation sponsors), and was an Artist in Residence at the Asian Arts.

Lecture with Marie Mullaney: “The Saint John’s Bible: From the Middle Ages to the 21st Century”

“The Saint John’s Bible: From the Middle Ages to the 21st Century” will be the topic of a lecture with Marie Mullaney, Ph.D., professor of history at Caldwell University, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. This event will be held in the Alumni Theatre of Jennings Library and is free and open to the public.

This lecture will explain how an understanding of medieval history can lead to a deeper appreciation of The Saint John’s Bible since its production is so intimately linked to the values, techniques, and lifestyles of that time.

Contact : Julie Kajouras at jkajouras@caldwell.edu

“A Christian Theology of Work” lecture

“A Christian Theology of Work” presented by Dr. Julie V. Burkey, adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, will be the topic of a lecture at Caldwell University, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Alumni Theatre on campus. It is free and open to the public.

Work! For many work is, at best, something to be endured—worse still, it is the proverbial rat-race—but such attitudes are at odds with Christian teaching about work. Dr. Burkey’s lecture will ask us to re-imagine work as a spiritual practice. Her discussion will address the biblical, historical, and theological warrants for a Theology of Work in the Catholic/Christian tradition, and a spirituality to be lived in daily life.

Dr. Burkey is adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Seton Hall’s Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and in the Seton Hall Department of Catholic Studies.

She authored and currently teaches courses on Catholic Evangelization and Theology/Spirituality of Work. She served as director of the Workplace Spirituality and Evangelization Initiatives at the seminary for over ten years. Dr. Burkey holds a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from the seminary School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from The Catholic University of America.

Dr. Burkey has presented talks, workshops, and retreats on a variety of topics, including evangelization, spirituality of work, leadership and virtue, and the Blessed Mother and many of the saints. Her earlier work experience includes serving as a pastoral associate for stewardship and evangelization at a parish in the Archdiocese of Newark.

The lecture is being presented by Caldwell University’s Department of Theology and Philosophy as part of its Sister Maura Campbell lecture series. Sister Maura was a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell, a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years.
For further information, call 973-618-3931.

“The Jewish Trinity : God, Torah and Israel” lecture at Caldwell University

Caldwell, N.J., Sept. 24, 2019 – “The Jewish Trinity : God, Torah and Israel” will be presented by Rabbi Richard Hammerman, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Alumni Theatre at Caldwell University. The lecture will focus on the fundamental beliefs of Judaism, how the JewishPhoto of Rabbi Hammerman community understands these beliefs within a spectrum, and how those tenets differ from other monotheistic faith beliefs. The event is free and open to the public.

Hammerman is the previous executive director of Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell. He has been involved in numerous aspects of the Conservative/Masorti Movement in Judaism for over 40 years, and he is rabbi emeritus of Congregation B’nai Israel, Toms River, New Jersey where he served for more than 30 years. Hammerman teaches the Bible to adults at Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell and is a member of the International Rabbinical Assembly. He is on the board of directors of the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis of Livingston, New Jersey.

Hammerman is a graduate of the joint program of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a master’s degree, rabbinic ordination and an honorary doctoral degree.

The lecture is being presented by Caldwell University’s Department of Theology and Philosophy as part of its Sister Maura Campbell lecture series. Sister Maura was a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell, a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years.
For further information, call 973-618-3931.

A Saint John’s Bible Poetry Reading with Sister Eva Mary Hooker, CSC

A Saint John’s Bible Poetry Reading with Sister Eva Mary Hooker, CSC will be held at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the Westervelt lecture hall in Werner Hall.

Sister Eva will read nine of her own original poems that are based upon images from The Saint John’s Bible which she will project in a powerpoint. She will also read from her full-length collection, Godwit (Three: A Taos Press, 2016). Sister Eva is professor of English and writer-in-residence at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. 3 Taos Press published her first full-length book of poetry, Godwit, in 2016. Chapiteau Press published two chapbooks, The Winter Keeper (finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in poetry) and Notes for Survival in the Wilderness. Her poems have been published in journals such as Agni, Salmagundi, Notre Dame Review, Terrain, Witness, Memorious and Salamander.

The reading is sponsored by the Saint John’s Bible committee and Caldwell University Dr. Mary Ann Miller’s Catholic Writers (of literature) class.

Hike with fellow Caldwell University alumni and friends! All are welcome!

Flyer for Hiking Event

Caldwell University Outdoor Enthusiasts!
Hike with fellow Caldwell University alumni and friends! All are welcome!

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am
WHERE: South Mountain Reservation

The group will meet at the Tulip Springs Entrance and will be hiking the Lenape Trail.

For further information and to RSVP, contact alumni@caldwell.edu