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George R. Newman Center Basketball Court Dedicated to Head Coach Mark A. Corino

 

Mark A. Corino Court picture

CALDWELL, N.J- Caldwell University officially dedicated the basketball court at the George R. Newman Center in honor of long-time assistant vice president/director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach Mark A. CorinoDec. 8 prior to the men’s game against Bloomfield College.

 

The ceremony began with a tribute video to Coach Corino that included photos from his 31 years as head coach and athletics director at Caldwell.

 

CACC Commissioner Dan Mara and Corino’s long-time conference colleague Sheila Wooten, director of athletics of Bloomfield College, honored the Caldwell coach.

 

Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing and West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta Jr. presented Coach Corino with proclamations from their respective towns, declaring December 8, 2018 as Mark A. Corino Day.

 

Caldwell University President Dr. Nancy Blattner thanked Corino for his commitment to Caldwell and on behalf of the Caldwell University Board of Trustees officially dedicated Mark A. Corino Court.

 

Corino took over as the Director of Athletics and added head coaching duties shortly into his tenure at then-Caldwell College in 1988 after coaching for five seasons at Bloomfield. Corino guided the Cougars to six CACC Championships during his 30 seasons, five NAIA Tournament Appearances and one NCAA Division II Tournament in 2007. He was selected as the CACC Coach of the Year four times and was inducted into the Caldwell Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.

 

Corino is among three college men’s basketball head coach with over 500 wins in the state of NJ and ranks second in the state with 563 (468 at Caldwell). Last season, he joined an elite club as he coached in his 1,000th game as a college head coach. He is the second active coach in the Division II East Region with 1,000 games coached and is among 28 active coaches in all divisions of the NCAA men’s basketball to have coached 1,000 games.

 

Corino has made a lasting impact on the university and the athletics department in his three decades at Caldwell. He was awarded the Caldwell Cup in 1999 and received the Caldwell President’s Award in 2006. Corino was selected as the NAIA Region X and CACC Administrator of the Year in 2000, the ECAC Administrator of the Year in 2010, and the CACC Athletic Director of the Year in 2017-18. He is currently president of the CACC Director’s Council, having been re-elected in 2018 for a two-year term, a position he has held four times.

 

Corino has spearheaded the growth of the athletic department from three programs in 1988 to 16 programs by 2019-20 with the addition of men’s lacrosse. From 2011 and culminating in 2020, Caldwell will have added seven new sports under Corino’s leadership (women’s track and field, women’s lacrosse, men’s cross country and track and field, women’s bowling, sprint football and men’s lacrosse). Originally a NAIA member school, Caldwell made the transition to NCAA Division II beginning in 1998 and was completed in 2002, under Corino’s guidance. Also in 2002, the George R. Newman Center, Caldwell’s state-of-the-art indoor athletics facility, was completed following years of planning and fundraising.

 

Saturday’s dedication ceremony was covered by various local media outlets and the game was televised on FiOS 1.

 

FiOS 1 News Sports Clip:

http://fios1news.com/news/caldwell-university-mens-basketball-coach-honored-for-his-achievements-at-school/?fbclid=IwAR0LjfX9iO9LtmKyERcvEmOY0gDDZ4Y_KJfLKobeDxKC46TlnbmwW-ra7sA

 

The Progress video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcUbYn7N1Cg&feature=share

 

The Progress Article, by Kathy Shwiff – Progress editor

https://www.newjerseyhills.com/the_progress/news/caldwell-university-coach-honored/article_12b4d19f-fc3f-59ee-808b-b18a8c4c1470.html

 

NJ.com Article by Barry Carter

https://www.nj.com/essex/2018/12/coach-built-colleges-basketball-program-568-victories-later-hes-one-of-the-winningest-in-nj.html

 

Suburban Essex

https://issuu.com/vicinity/docs/essex_1218se

 

Watch the Ceremony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwTjktcYaMA

 

Photo Gallery from Saturday

https://caldwellathletics.com/galleries/

 

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Caldwell and Raritan Valley Community College Partner for Nursing Transfer Agreement

Natalie Pedri

Caldwell University and Raritan Valley Community College have entered into a new agreement that will enable RVCC Nursing graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree in only one year.

According to the agreement, students who receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Nursing/RN from RVCC may seamlessly transfer to Caldwell University’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program as long as they fulfill certain requirements. This includes maintaining a requisite grade point average and being certified with their RN license.

“The new agreement with Caldwell University is a wonderful opportunity for RVCC graduates to continue their higher education and complete their BSN in only one year, enhancing their career prospects. Many of these Nursing students are already working in healthcare, so they will greatly benefit from the online, flexible learning environment,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

Meghan Ryan, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CPN, Caldwell University’s coordinator of the RN to BSN program and assistant professor of nursing, said Caldwell is excited to have an established articulation agreement with Raritan Valley Community College. “This agreement will enable students to transfer into our program seamlessly. Student success is a primary concern of each faculty member at Caldwell University. We are sensitive to the needs of the adult learner and we help to foster success whether the student is a newly licensed RN or returning to school after many years. Students will feel a sense of community in this program. Students are supportive of each other in the program and they develop lasting connections with colleagues.”

RVCC graduates may transfer 60-65 credits from the AAS program to Caldwell University, as well as an additional 30 credits for their RN license. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at the University.

For additional information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s director of Transfer & Career Services, at 908-526-1200, ext. 8333 or Meghan Ryan at Caldwell University at mryan@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3565.

Caldwell University’s RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is a member of the National League for Nursing. The innovative program builds on existing nurse knowledge, is guided by supportive faculty, offers rolling admission every seven weeks and courses are delivered either in a fully online or hybrid format. Students develop leadership skills and build cultural competency and evidence-based practice. Courses are offered every seven weeks and the program can be completed in as little as one year for full- time students.

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Caldwell to name Newman Center Floor for Mark A. Corino

Flyer for ceremony honoring Mark Corino Saturday December 8, 2018.

CALDWELL, N.J.- Caldwell University will name the playing floor at the George R. Newman Center in honor of the assistant vice president/director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach, Mark A. Corino, who has led the men’s basketball program since its second season in 1988.

Mark A. Corino Court will be officially dedicated in a pre-game ceremony prior to Caldwell’s Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference game against Bloomfield College on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

“Mark Corino is truly deserving of having the basketball court at Caldwell University named in his honor,” said Caldwell President Nancy Blattner, Ph.D. “It has been a pleasure to partner with Mark as he has worked diligently to create and maintain an expectation of excellence for our student-athletes, our teams and our coaching staff.”

Corino, a Belleville native, received a bachelor’s from Kean University and a master’s in education from Caldwell.  He has coached basketball for 35 years at the collegiate level, five years at Bloomfield and 30 seasons at Caldwell.

“I am deeply grateful and truly humbled to have the Newman Center basketball court dedicated in my name,” said Corino “I would like to thank  the three university presidents that I have served under; Sister Vivien Jennings, Sister Patrice Werner, and Dr. Blattner, and all of those involved in supporting this great honor. I am looking forward to sharing this day with family, friends, and all of my former players and former athletes, all whom have contributed to the program’s success over my 31 years at Caldwell.”

Corino has made a lasting impact on the university and the Athletics Department in his three decades at Caldwell. He was awarded the Caldwell Cup in 1999 and received the Caldwell President’s Award in 2006. Corino was selected as the NAIA Region X in 1992 and 2000, CACC Administrator of the Year in 2000, the ECAC Administrator of the Year in 2010 and the CACC Athletic Director of the Year in 2017-18. He is president of the CACC Director’s Council, having been re-elected in 2018 for a two-year term, a position he has held four times. Most recently, he was honored with the Garden State Award by the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey.

“This is a fitting honor for Mark Corino to commemorate his dedication to not only Caldwell Athletics but to the entire Caldwell Community,” said CACC Commissioner Dan Mara.  “I have known Mark for over 20 years and he is certainly one of the most dedicated coaches and athletic administrators in the country. Mark has been a leader on the conference, regional, and national levels and has helped to shape the CACC into the model conference it is today. I sincerely hope the students of Caldwell University will continue to benefit from his efforts for many years.”

Corino spearheaded the growth of the Athletic Department from three programs in 1988 to what will be 16 programs by 2019-20 with the addition of men’s lacrosse. From 2011 through 2020, Caldwell will have added seven new sports under Corino’s leadership (women’s track and field, women’s lacrosse, men’s cross country, men’s track and field, women’s bowling, sprint football and men’s lacrosse). Originally a NAIA member school, Caldwell began the transition to NCAA Division II in 1998 and finished in 2002 under Corino’s guidance. Also in 2002, the George R. Newman Center, Caldwell’s state-of-the-art indoor athletics facility, was completed following years of planning and fundraising.

In 2010, Caldwell University, West Caldwell and Essex County came together to fund the renovation of the Kiwanis Oval, an artificial turf facility used by multiple municipalities and Caldwell University. Corino has contracted agreements to lease the Essex Valley Field to host the women’s lacrosse team home contests; he has directed an agreement to lease a space for locker rooms, trainer rooms and office and meeting space at Provost Square, adjacent to the Kiwanis Oval, for the baseball and sprint football teams.

Corino began his college coaching career as the men’s basketball coach at Bloomfield College where he posted a 95-48 record from 1982-1987. He moved to Caldwell in the summer of 1987 as the athletics director and took over coaching the men’s basketball program in its second season. Corino guided the Cougars to eight CACC Championships during his 30 seasons, five NAIA tournament appearances and one NCAA Division II Tournament in 2007. He was named the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Coach of the Year in 1998. Corino was selected as the CACC Coach of the Year four times and was inducted into the Caldwell Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.

“I’ve known Mark for over 30 years and have seen his growth as a coach and administrator at Caldwell,” said Bloomfield College Athletic Director Sheila Wooten. “I am extremely proud of him and his accomplishments. His success as a coach and athletics director has been tremendous and he is deserving of this prestigious honor to have the court dedicated in his name.”

Corino is among three college men’s basketball head coaches in New Jersey with over 500 wins and ranks second in the state with 563 wins (468 at Caldwell). Last season, he joined an elite club coaching in his 1,000th game as a college head coach. He is the second active coach in the Division II East Region to reach 1,000 games coached and is among 28 active coaches in all divisions of NCAA men’s basketball to have coached 1,000 games.

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CIS Student Takes “Best Paper” Award for Hashing Passwords Research

IEEE Awards Certificate
Jonathan Herrera
Jonathan Herrera Best Paper

Caldwell, N.J., Dec. 4, 2018 – CIS senior Jonathan Herrera received a “Best Paper” award for his paper “Concerns and Security for Hashing Passwords,” which he presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ 2018 Ubiquitous Computing Electronics & Mobile Communications Conference at Columbia University in New York. The annual conference, which was held this year from Nov. 8 to 10, brings together researchers, educators and students to focus on ongoing research in information technology, electronics and mobile communication. The paper, which Herrera co-authored with former CIS professor Dr. Md Ali, was recognized by the conference as Best Paper in the track. It has also been accepted for publishing in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The paper, which is “very practical, even though it is technical,” said Herrera, presents research showing the need for increasing security for password storage. He also proposes a system for adding security to passwords in connection with their hashes. It focuses, not on the user login screen, but on how passwords are stored on a server and other devices that store passwords. It aims at making password storage stronger by proposing a “new element of security as a part of the big puzzle,” he said.

Herrera enjoyed the conference, especially having the opportunity to share ideas with professionals and students who have similar interests. He is grateful to Ali who had encouraged him and the other students to “write a paper that can be published” and most especially he is grateful to God who he says should get all the glory for the project.

Dr. Virginia Rich, of the School of Business and CIS, said the work is a wonderful achievement and a fitting recognition of the significant research conducted in collaboration between a dedicated faculty member and a hardworking undergraduate. “We are pleased that their efforts are recognized by such a well-respected institution in the field and believe that the research makes an important contribution to the field of knowledge.”

Underwriting provided by the Ann and John Larue Research Fund allowed Herrera the opportunity to present his research at the conference.

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Caldwell to Host Basketball Showcase

Caldwell to Host Basketball Showcase

Caldwell-Bloomfield Basketball Doubleheader Selected For DII Basketball Showcase on December 8

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The NCAA announced on Friday that next Saturday’s basketball doubleheader between Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) rivals Caldwell University and Bloomfield College will be broadcast live through a variety of social media and online outlets as part of the Division II Showcase package. Next Saturday’s doubleheader will be held at the George R. Newman Center on the campus of Caldwell University in Caldwell, N.J. The DH begins with the women’s game at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s game at approximately 3:30 p.m., and will be broadcast through the various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter & Periscope) and on caccnetwork.com.

The NCAA Division II Showcase is a series of game broadcasts (spanning several sports) that is produced annually by Niles Media Group and is broadcast world-wide on either ESPN3 or through various social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter & Periscope). The high-definition broadcasts feature multiple camera angles, announcers, graphics, and pre-, halftime and post-game interviews with coaches, administrators and student-athletes. The series showcases fantastic teams, student-athletes and moments that comprise NCAA Division II on an annual basis.

Fans wishing to watch the broadcasts next Saturday can do so in a variety of ways to suit their viewing needs:

  • NCAA Division II Facebook Page (@NCAADivisionII)
  • NCAA Division II Twitter Page/Handle (@NCAADII)
  • Through the Periscope app (@NCAADII)
  • CACC Facebook Page (@CACC01)
  • Bloomfield College Athletics Facebook Page (@bcbearsathletics)
  • Caldwell University Athletics Facebook Page (@caldwelluniversityathletics)
  • CACC Network (caccnetwork.com)

Fans can watch the broadcasts on the CACC Network in a variety of ways, including online (caccnetwork.com), through various streaming devices on your television (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV), and on mobile/tablet devices (Apple & Android). Fans wishing to watch the games through one of the various television streaming devices can do so by searching for and downloading the CACC Network app in the channel search menu. Fans who wish to watch on mobile devices can do so by searching for and downloading the CACC Network app in both the iTunes and Google Play stores. The app is free to download, whether through the television streaming or mobile devices.

The Bloomfield and Caldwell campuses are separated by approximately five miles and the two schools have been spirited rivals on the hardwood for decades. Saturday’s women’s game (1 p.m., broadcast start / 1:05 p.m., opening tip) will pit two teams that shared the CACC North Division title last year, as both the Bears and Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. On the men’s side, Bloomfield advanced to the NCAA Division II East Region Championship Final last year, while Caldwell qualified for the CACC tournament. The two schools met in the CACC semifinals two seasons ago, as the Bears pulled out a close win on the way to winning the league title. Caldwell will serve as the host institution for the 2018-19 CACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships this upcoming March.

In addition to the action on the court, Saturday will also feature Caldwell Head Men’s Coach and Assistant Vice President for Athletics, Mark A. Corino, having the court at the Newman Center named in his honor for more than 30 years of outstanding service to the institution. The Corino Court Dedication Ceremony will begin at approximately 3:00 pm following the conclusion of the women’s contest. After the ceremony, the men’s teams will be allotted a warm-up time prior to tip-off.

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Art History Professor to Present on Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowship

Headshot of professor Noonan

Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 28, 2018 – The Caldwell University Chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phl will present a lecture with Dr. Jennifer Noonan, The Alvin R. Calman Associate Professor of Art History , in the Department of Visual Art and Design, on “A Year in Residence: Life and Research as the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.” The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For information contact phikappaphi@caldwell.edu or call Dr. Francine Del Vecchio at 973-618-3416.

 

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Catholic Dominican Presence is focus of “Caucus Up Close” TV segment

Director of Campus Ministry Colleen O’Brien and student Devin Lattu

Director of Campus Ministry Colleen O’Brien and student Devin Lattuga join Steve Adubato on “Caucus Up Close” to talk about the experiences the university provides to promote the Catholic Dominican heritage on campus.

Lattuga shares how being involved in campus ministry and community service helped him realize he wants to pursue a law career as an advocate for those in need. He talks about his work in planning Boxtown, a project in which students slept outside to raise awareness about homelessness. He was inspired after attending the Dominican Preaching Conference the year before.

O’Brien talks about the Caldwell Catholic Relief Services Club’s involvement in the Student Ambassadors Leaders Together summit in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., last July. O’Brien accompanied two students as they learned how to advocate policy change on international humanitarian issues such as global migration and hunger. O’Brien also discusses the successful on-campus Hunger Banquet, held last spring to raise awareness about hunger around the globe.

Broadcast schedule:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8
    8:30 a.m. on NJTV
    12:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN/WNET
  • Sunday, Dec. 9
    8:30 a.m. on NJTV
    11:30 a.m. on NJTV
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11
    5:30 a.m. on NJTV
    5:30 p.m. on WHYY

Watch the segment here

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Christmas Spectacular Concert, Dec.7

Group of Caldwell University singing Choirs with candles on their hands.

Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 13, 2018 – Come out and enjoy the annual Music Department Christmas Spectacular! Concert at Caldwell University, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7.

The concert will include performances by the University Chorale and the Wind Ensemble joined by the High School Honors Band.

Wind Ensemble selections will include: Dances from West Side Story, Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, and Ballade for solo alto saxophone and band by Alfred Reed, featuring senior Pedro Liriano.

The University Chorale will perform O Magnum Mysterium by Morton Lauridsen, Bernstein’s Gloria Tibi from “Mass” and This Blessed Christmas Night, along with other works.

General admission is $10. Caldwell University students can attend free of charge.

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Women’s Soccer Claims CACC Championship With 2-0 Win

Group Photo of women soccer players holding the CACC championship cup and flyer along with their coaches.

Salus, Grundhauser Goals, Bamford 7 Saves Secure Second Title In Past Three Years

WATERBURY, Conn.- Goals by senior Carlyn Salus (Pompton Lakes, N.J.) and junior Meghan Grundhauser (Easton, Pa.) and seven saves by freshman Jamie-Lee Bamford (Braintree, U.K.) propelled the Caldwell women’s soccer squad to its second CACC championship in three years, a 2-0 shutout of third-seeded Holy Family University.

Salus netted the first goal of the game for the fourth-seeded Cougars (12-6-1), and her ninthof the season, in the 18th minute on an assist by junior Amber Raines (Millville, N.J.). Grundhauser added an unassisted tally, her team-leading 14th of the season, in the 63rd minute, and Bamford made several key saves, including a big one off a corner kick in the 67th minute that kept the score at 2-0.

Grundhauser was also named MVP of the tournament. She netted the winning goal in Friday’s 2-1 semifinal victory over top-seeded Georgian Court to go along with her insurance marker today in the final. The Cougars were well represented on the All-Tournament team, with Bamford, Grundhauser, Salus, sophomore Hannah Marino(Pennington, N.J.) and sophomore Jordan Madrid (Cherry Hill, N.J.) selected.

Holy Family (13-5-1) kept up the pressure, outshooting Caldwell by an 18-6 count (7-4 on goal), but the Cougars defense was stout, earning head coach Nate Guagliardi his third CACC title and third trip to the NCAA Regionals in his 12 years at the Cougars helm.

Caldwell now awaits its NCAA Tournament seed and location. Fans can tune in to the NCAA Fall Championships Selection Show on NCAA.com here, Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Caldwell University to Host Saint John’s Bible, a Gift of Sacred Art

A year with the saint johns bible 2019-2020

Public invited to view Bible on campus

Visitors to Caldwell University will soon have the opportunity to experience a timeless gift of sacred art, the Saint John’s Bible, 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.

Beginning on Jan. 28, 2019, for one year, Caldwell will host the Heritage Edition of the Gospels and Acts volume of the Bible, a work of art that unites the ancient Benedictine tradition with today’s technology and vision.

The public is invited to a launch celebration 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, when Tim Ternes, the director of the Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, will present. A reception will follow. To RSVP go to https://www.caldwell.edu/thesaintjohnsbible

Groups are also invited to book visits during the year at thesaintjohnsbible@caldwell.edu or by calling Julie Kajouras at 973-618-3922.

Throughout the year, Caldwell will present programs and lectures in theology, art, history, science, music and more as they relate to the Bible. “We are looking forward to sharing the Saint John’s Bible with the campus community and with the wider community,” said Dr. Nancy Blattner, Caldwell University’s president. “The Bible will provide many opportunities for study and discussions. We hope that it will promote dialogue, inspire hope and educate.”

Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, along with Jackson and the team, produced the Bible to ignite the spiritual imagination of people throughout the world. Over a period of 15 years, 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 in a scriptorium in Wales. A Jewish scribe drew the Hebrew script. The translation of the Bible is the New Revised Standard Version.

The first volume released was presented to Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican in April 2008. He said, “This is a work of art … this is a great work of art … this is a work for eternity.”

The Heritage Edition 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.

Other lectures during the year will include:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – Dr. Marie Mullaney, Caldwell University professor of history, will present on “A Woman’s Bible for the 21st Century.”

Monday, April 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m. – Stephanie Pietros, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, College of Mount St. Vincent, and Robert Miller, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, Mount St. Mary College, will present on “Oh Happy Fault, Errors in the Saint John’s Bible” as part of the Caldwell Department of Theology and Philosophy’s Sister Maura Campbell series.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Noon– Dr. Anton M. Koekemoer, research astrophysicist with the Hubble Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, will speak at Caldwell’s third annual Research and Creative Arts Day.

More lectures will be added.