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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.

Illuminations: A Concert of Music Inspired by The Saint John’s Bible

“Illuminations: A Concert of Music Inspired by The Saint John’s Bible” will premiere at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 in the university Alumni Theatre. Music faculty member Nan Childress Orchard has commissioned two original works from New Jersey composers Caroline H. Newman and Rob Middleton to celebrate Caldwell University’s Year with The Saint John’s Bible. Performers include Childress Orchard, piano; Music Department faculty members Rebecca Vega, flute, and Rob Middleton, clarinet; and Jacqueline Stern, violoncello. It is free and open to the public.

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

“Illuminations: A Concert of Music Inspired by The Saint John’s Bible” at Caldwell University 

Birth of Christ, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Music faculty member Nan Childress Orchard has commissioned two original works from New Jersey composers Caroline H. Newman and Rob Middleton to celebrate Caldwell University’s Year with The Saint John’s Bible. The works will be premiered in a concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 in the Caldwell University Alumni Theatre. Performers include Childress Orchard, piano; Music Department faculty members Rebecca Vega, flute, and Rob Middleton, clarinet; and Jacqueline Stern, violoncello.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be created in more than 500 years. It 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.

Eight illuminations from the Gospels and Acts volume have inspired the two composers. Each illumination will be projected on a screen during the performance of the music. A “Meet the Composer session” will follow the concert where audience members will be encouraged to ask questions.

The Heritage Edition of the Gospels and Acts volume will be on display before and after the concert.

General admission is $15 and students are free. For more information contact Nan Childress Orchard at nchildress@caldwell.edu 973-618-3587.

Art Historian to Present “Illuminating Scripture: An Analysis of Imagery from The Saint John’s Bible”

Caldwell, N.J., Sept. 3, 2019 – “Illuminating Scripture: An Analysis of Imagery from The Saint John’s Bible” will be the topic of a presentation given by Jennifer Noonan, Ph.D. the Alvin R. Calman professor of art history at Caldwell University, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Alumni Theatre on campus.

Luke Anthology by Donald Jackson

Luke Anthology, Donald Jackson with contributions from Aidan Hart and Sally Mae Joseph, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. Caldwell is hosting the Heritage Edition of the Gospels and Acts volume, a work of art that unites the ancient Benedictine tradition with today’s technology and vision.

Noonan’s talk will address the production of The Saint John’s Bible and the collaborative acts that led to the manuscript’s creation and will analyze the images within the book. This visual analysis specifically considers how the illuminations in The Saint John’s Bible echo symbolic imagery found in medieval manuscripts and at the same time engage more contemporary images and, as a result, reflect broader artistic practices.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is being presented as part of Caldwell University’s Year with The Saint John’s Bible and the Department of Theology and Philosophy’s 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.

Noonan teaches classes that cover the history of art and a course she developed on “The Art & Architecture in the Roman Catholic World.” Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art with a particular emphasis on printmaking. Her scholarship considers ways in which both the process and the object carry aesthetic and conceptual weight. Her research has entailed an examination of work by Vito Acconci, Bruce Conner David Hammons, and Joyce Wieland.

Noonan’s current project looks at the 1970 Venice Biennale and considers how it fits into the International Art Program’s (a division of what is now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum) larger practice of sending prints and print studios abroad. She has received support for this project from the Glady Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where she was the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in residence during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Class of 1966 75th Birthday Party

Class of 1966 - Cover PictureClass of 1966
75th Birthday Party

Saturday, October 19, 2019.

10:30 A.M. REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN
Student Center, The Gallery

11:30 A.M. STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL
UPDATE BY NANCY H. BLATTNER, PH.D., OPA
Student Center, The Gallery

12:30 P.M. CLASS OF 1966 WELCOME LUNCH
Student Center Dining Hall

2:00 P.M. CAMPUS TOUR

3:30 P.M. SPECIAL VIEWING OF THE SAINT JOHN’S BIBLE
Newman Center, Quigley Board Room

4:30 P.M. LITURGY
Sister Mary Dominic Tweedus Chapel

5:30 P.M. BIRTHDAY DINNER PARTY
Student Center, Cougar Den

Caldwell University
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006

Birthday Party Dinner, Cougar Den, Student Center @5:30 PM ($40 per person)

Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Brunch @10:00 AM
Courtyard Wayne/Fairfield
$25 per person

Courtyard by Marriott Wayne Fairfield
263 US-46, 
Wayne, NJ 07470

For further information, please contact The Office of Alumni Affairs at 973.618.3352 or alumni@caldwell.edu

Annual Shore Chapter Social

Please join the Caldwell University Alumni Association Shore Chapter for the Annual Shore Chapter Social

Sunday, September 8, 2019
12:00 noon

Klein’s Waterside Cafe
708 River Road
Belmar, NJ 07719Alumni Events

$40 includes a choice of soup or salad, one of three entrees, dessert, and coffee. Cash bar.

The favor of your reply is requested by September 4, 2019.

To register, please visit: https://caldwell.ejoinme.org/MyPages/AnnualShoreChapterSocial/tabid/983437/Default.aspx

A portion of the registration fee will be used to benefit the Shore Chapter Jane Haveron Continuing Education/Traditional Adult Undergraduate Student Scholarship.

“10 Lessons in Career Development” lecture with JP Morgan Chase Executive Alma DeMetropolis, Oct. 1

Caldwell, N.J., Aug. 26, 2019 – “10 Lessons in Career Development” will be the topic of a lecture given by JP Morgan Chase executive Alma DeMetropolis, CFA, CFP, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Caldwell University.   The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in the Alumni Theatre on campus.

Alma Demetropolis HeadshotDemetropolis is New Jersey Market President for JPMorgan Chase & Co. and NJ Market Manager for J.P. Morgan Private Bank.  She provides executive leadership across the firm’s lines of business as well as community and employment engagement. She joined J.P. Morgan in 1992 and has been advising families, endowments and foundations on a broad range of wealth matters and managing investment portfolios for over 20 years. DeMetropolis worked for seven years on foreign assignments in Latin America and Europe.

She serves on boards for the Liberty Science Center, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, SciTech Scity and Nature Conservancy NJ Advisory Council. She previously served on the Cornell University Dean’s Advisory Council and the New Providence Education Foundation. She was recognized as a Top 100 Financial Adviser by the Financial Times in 2014 and by NJBIZ as one of the Best Fifty Women in Business for 2012.

DeMetropolis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and is fluent in Spanish and Greek. She is a certified financial planner, a chartered financial analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Demotropolis held a roundtable with Caldwell University business students at JP Morgan’s offices in Summit, New Jersey in 2018. She was honored at the Caldwell University 2018 Presidential Scholarship Gala.

Watch here the video of Alma Demtropolis with Caldwell University students.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD9sD2JLzfE .

To RSVP for the lecture, contact Melissa Cook by Sept. 30 at mecook@caldwell.edu.

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