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Nursing faculty and student share journeys with cancer on “One-on-One” TV program

Caldwell Nursing faculty member Dr. Kathleen Kelley and nursing student Natalie Pedri are guests on “One-on-One with Steve Adubato.” With host Joanna Gagis filling in for Adubato, they share their personal journeys with cancer and how the Nursing Department faculty and students played a role in their recoveries.

Pedri explains that she was going into her senior year of college when she did a body self-assessment, something she learned to do in her nursing studies.  She found a mass in her abdomen and shortly after spoke to Kelley about it and learned the steps to take.  Pedri spent a year out of school undergoing treatment for a stage four Wilm’s tumor, a childhood cancer.  She came to more fully appreciate the value of nurses and understand what kind of nurse she wants to become.   Kelley, associate professor and assistant director of the School of Nursing and Public Health at Caldwell, explains how she went through breast cancer, a result of working as a nurse at the site of the World Trade Center attacks.  Throughout her treatments, Kelley continued to teach, sharing her experience with her nursing students so they could learn from it and become better professionals. Kelley and Pedri talk about the importance of nurses in helping patients with cancer.

The broadcast schedule is:

Thursday, Nov, 30, 5:30 p.m. on WHYY

Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., NJTV

Friday, December 1, 1 a.m. on WNET

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Professor Bob Mann presents to law enforcement on “Police and the Media”

Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 20, 2017 – Caldwell University Communication and Media Studies Chair Bob Mann presented his perspective on “Police and the Media” at the AAA North Jersey’s 30th annual Traffic Safety Awards luncheon on Oct. 25. More than 250 police chiefs, traffic officers, town officials and other community members gathered at the Brownstone in Paterson for the event.

“I think it is important for law enforcement and the media to work closely together and trust one another. It was a great opportunity to share my thoughts on this with the police officers in the audience,” said Professor Mann.

Police departments were honored at the event for their contributions and efforts towards traffic and pedestrian safety.

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Caldwell-Jefferson Basketball Doubleheader Selected For DII Basketball Showcase on February 17

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The NCAA on Thursday announced that the Caldwell University-Thomas Jefferson men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, will be part of the national association’s Division II Basketball Showcase package during the 2017-18 season, and as such, the doubleheader will be streamed worldwide through ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app. The Cougars and Rams doubleheader hosted at Caldwell’s George R. Newman Center tip off with the women’s game at 1 pm and the men’s game follows at 3 pm.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multiscreen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming devices through the ESPN App. The network currently is available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

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Educational Opportunity Fund Launches 50th Anniversary with Jazz and Civil Rights Movement Program

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Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 10, 2017 – The Educational Opportunity Fund of Caldwell University launched its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration Nov. 8 with jazz and a presentation on the civil rights movement by flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq.

Razzaq, president of Flute Juice Productions, performed jazz pieces and gave a lively, interactive talk focusing on African-American history and music artists in the United States during the civil rights movement.

Andrei St. Felix, director of Caldwell’s EOF program, said the event was important to educate the community and students about the origin of the program and about the events that led to the 1967 Newark riots. “Out of that struggle and perilous time was born the opportunity to assist students of color who were financially and/or academically below the admissions criteria to attend colleges and universities in the state of New Jersey. Razzaq also shed light on the contributions of the many jazz musicians of that era who were also activists in their own way and used their talents to bring people together and expose the injustices that sparked the civil rights movement.”

EOF student Dominique Andrews said, “I thought that the event was really relaxing, and I enjoyed the speakers along with the music. I thought the message was very clear and important for members of the EOF community to know.”

Student Tanya Jean Louis said that EOF was a gift and that she was grateful for the many doors it had opened for her.

EOF came on the heels of the 1967 Newark riots. New Jersey’s chancellor of higher education, Ralph A. Dungan, proposed the program for special assistance to students from financially and educationally disadvantaged areas. It stemmed from the Select Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Lilly Commission, which made its report to the governor and state Legislature, recommending programs to address the conditions that underpinned the riots. The Educational Opportunity Fund was enacted in 1968; the legislation was sponsored by Thomas Kean, an assemblyman and future governor.Sister Vivien Jennings, O.P., was Caldwell’s first EOF director.

Caldwell’s EOF program will host another celebration in spring 2018 for the community and students.

To learn more about Caldwell University’s EOF program, go to https://www.caldwell.edu/eof

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Art therapy students volunteer at Essex County Hospital Center

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Caldwell, N.J.  Oct. 24, 2017 – Caldwell graduate and undergraduate students  studying art therapy volunteered at the Essex County Hospital Center, the receiving hospital for all short-term psychiatric facilities in the county.

Annette Vaccaro, assistant professor and clinical coordinator at Caldwell, said it was a unique opportunity for the students, since due to confidentiality issues, it is not the norm for the work to be observed by others. “Community-based interventions allow even undergraduates to observe and become immersed in the counseling art therapy process as a facilitator.”

Graduate students Kaila Hawriluk and Andrea Morte are doing internships at the hospital for their studies in the mental health counseling with art therapy master’s degree program. They came up with the idea to have the students help patients plan for the hospital’s Halloween party by creating costumes around a theme of superheroes and villains.

They managed the entire project, which included assigning roles, gathering supplies, deciding on materials and publicizing the event to solicit graduate and undergraduate art therapy students and rehab therapy team staff at the hospital. They were guided by their internship supervisors, Caldwell alumna Ashley Gerolstein and art therapist Lisa Thomas, employees at the hospital.

Hawriluk found it rewarding to see the patients having fun while creating their superheroes. The patients’ choices helped the team learn a little more about their personalities and the characteristics of the superhero personalities they take pride in, said Hawriluk.

Morte liked seeing the patients, staff and students interact, and she was pleased that a number of patients engaged in the project. “We did not know which patients would come down, and it was surprising for me to see patients who I haven’t had in art groups come and create.”

Members of the Caldwell art therapy faculty are grateful to the Essex County Hospital patients and staff for collaborating with them on the project, said Vaccaro. The project, she said, also provided a networking opportunity “where more senior clinicians become mentors to those with less experience,” an arrangement that can continue throughout their careers.

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The Jennings Library Welcomes a New Staff Member!

Linda Salvesen, MLIS, has joined the Jennings Library as the new E-Resources/Serials Management Librarian. She is also the new liaison for Business, Computer Science, Health, Mathematics, Nursing, Public Health, & Science.

Linda received her Masters in Library & Information Science (MLIS) with a specialization in Health: Resources & Services from the University of Pittsburgh. She’s also worked in both academic science libraries and pharmaceutical libraries/research.

So far, Linda has had the opportunity to try the 3D printer in the Jennings Library, and has made a 3D pumpkin for Halloween (now on display at the circulation desk).

Stop in and say hello!

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“The Problem of Pain in the Book of Job” lecture, Nov. 13

Caldwell University’s Department of Theology/Philosophy will host a talk with Gregory Glazov, D.Phil. (Oxon.), professor of biblical studies in the School of Theology at Seton Hall University, on “The Problem of Pain in the Book of Job,” Monday Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre.

The lecture is part of the university’s Sister Maura Campbell lecture series.

Dr. Glazov will explain why The Book of Job is the most famous biblical exploration on the so-called “problem of pain,” the problem of reconciling the experience of innocent suffering with faith in a righteous and wise Creator. The lecture aims to lead the reader into a deeper understanding of how the question is framed and dramatically explored by the book’s structure and characters, and to appreciate why the book ends with God admonishing Job’s friends for charging God with mismanaging the universe.

Dr. Glazov earned M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees in Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman World from Oxford University. He specializes and has published books and articles in biblical representations of divine-human confrontations, biblical anthropology, Jewish-Christian relations, the biblical sources of Christian prayer and in the Jewish writings of the Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.

The lecture series is named after Sister Maura Campbell, O.P., 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.

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“Avoiding Bad Science and Blind Faith with Metaphysics,” & “The Problem of Pain in the Book of Job” lectures

Dr. Eric Manchester will present “Avoiding Bad Science and Blind Faith with Metaphysics” on Nov. 9.

Caldwell University’s Department of Theology/Philosophy will host lectures on “Avoiding Bad Science and Blind Faith with Metaphysics” and “The Problem of Pain in the Book of Job” in November as part of its Sister Maura Campbell lecture series.

Dr. Eric Manchester, professor of philosophy at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will present the talk on “Avoiding Bad Science and Blind Faith with Metaphysics” 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. He will look at the role of metaphysics in natural science and theology and how they complement each other in the search for reality. Manchester will examine how the Catholic philosophical tradition, especially through St. Thomas Aquinas’s developments of Aristotle, understands metaphysics to be the highest form of natural knowledge.

Gregory Glazov, D.Phil. (Oxon.), professor of biblical studies in the School of Theology at Seton Hall University, will present on “The Problem of Pain in the Book of Job” 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13.

Dr. Glazov will explain how The Book of Job is the most famous biblical exploration on the so-called “problem of pain,”, namely the problem of reconciling the experience of innocent suffering with a Creator deemed righteous and wise. The lecture aims to lead the reader into a deep understanding of how the question is framed and dramatically explored by the book’s characters and to appreciate how and why the book ends with God admonishing Job’s friends for admonishing him for charging God with mismanaging the universe.

The lectures will be held in the Alumni Theatre. The lecture series is named after Sister Maura Campbell, O.P., 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.

About Dr. Manchester

Prior to assuming his position at St. Charles Seminary, Manchester taught philosophy full-time for 10 years at Caldwell University, preceded by several years of full-time teaching at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Marquette University, where he wrote his dissertation on John Locke’s philosophy of religion, and a B.A. in social science and philosophy from Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. His publications include an entry on pro-life philosophical principles for the Catholic Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Ethics and chapters in a book series dedicated to the thought of Catholic philosopher and social commentator Jacques Maritain. He has written a number of essays in works published by the University Faculty for Life, essays on political theology, modern philosophy and ethics, and Aquinas and the problem of evil in publications for the Wesleyan Philosophical Society, for which he served as president in 2006. He also has a chapter on arguments for immortality in a philosophy of religion in a text published by Beacon Hill Press and articles and reviews published in journals such as Conversations in Theology (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers), the International Philosophical Quarterly and the Wesleyan Theological Journal.

About Dr. Glazov

Dr. Glazov earned M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees in Jewish studies in the Graeco-Roman World from Oxford University. His doctoral dissertation, “The ‘Bridling of the Tongue’ and the ‘Opening of the Mouth’ in Biblical Prophecy,” was published by Sheffield Academic Press in 2001. He has published articles on the book of Job, Vladmir Solovyov and biblical anthropology in Vetus Testamentum, Communio and for the Linacre Centre. His forthcoming publications include articles on the canonical interpretation of biblical prophecy and East-West monastic dialogue in Dictionary of the Old Testament (IVP) and Eastern Christian Studies. His recent conference presentations focus on the Old Testament background of John’s gospel and on the Lord’s Prayer.

He is completing three books: “Brothers in Hope: Models of Judaism in Catholic Perspective” (Notre Dame), “The Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, the Glory Be and the Sign of the Cross” and an annotated translation of and commentary on Vladimir Solovyov’s writings on Judaism.

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Managing Patient Safety in a New Health Care World: The Benefits and Challenges of Improving Safety in Health Care Institutions

Aileen R. Killen, Global Head of Healthcare, Liability Risk Consulting, and Client Risk Solutions at AIG, spoke to Caldwell University students, staff, and faculty about the strides and obstacles facing the development of safety procedures within the healthcare industry. The presentation included real cases that she has overseen in the last several years. All who attended learned a great deal about what goes into large-scale improvements in healthcare safety.