Florham Campus This Month

April 2015

1 Wed.–10 Fri.; Exhibit, A Sampling of Artists’ Books, examples of book-making in conjunction with Book Arts Program, celebrating history of book arts, with reference to Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy; Reference Room, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Mon.–Thu., 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 2–10 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8516.

1 Wed.; Workshop, “Stand in Your Truth,” supporting and exploring one’s most authentic self, Madeline Thompson, founder, Growing with the Seasons, Boonton, N.J., and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, sponsored by counseling/psychological services; Wroxton Room, Student Center, noon–1 p.m., participants encouraged to bring yoga mats, free, for information call 973-443-8947 or email jaimel@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

1 Wed.; April Fools Chemistry Show, celebration of wonders of chemistry, sponsored by chemistry/pharmaceutical science and Gamma Sigma Epsilon; Room S-11, Science Building, 3–3:45 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8761 or email amber_charlebois@fdu.edu.

1 Wed.; Talk, Michellene Davis, executive vice president, corporate affairs, Barnabas Health, speaks on adversities she had to face and how she overcame them, sponsored by career development and Educational Opportunity Fund; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, 3:30–5 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8567 or email mhall@fdu.edu.

2 Thu.; Rothman Institute 25th Anniversary Celebration and CEO Innovation Lecture, keynote speaker Robert Hugin, chairman and CEO, Celgene Corporation, Summit, N.J.; Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, N.J., cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., $350 per person, sponsorship opportunities available, make checks payable to FDU – Rothman Institute, limited number of faculty and staff tickets reserved at discounted price of $105 (faculty) and $50 (staff), to reserve a discounted ticket email omagiri@student.fdu.edu, to purchase tickets online go to http://www.myfdu.net/rothman25, for information call 973-443-8842 or email gzuccaro@fdu.edu.

2 Thu.–5 Sun.; Musical, “Merrily We Roll Along,” book by George Furth; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; presented by visual/performing arts; directed by Stephen Hollis, theater and director, theater arts; choreographed by Cynthia Loewus, musical theater; and musical direction by Dimitri Nakhamkin, independent entertainment professional; Dreyfuss Theater, Dreyfuss Building; 2 Thu., Special Early Performance, 7 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m., $12, $6 FDU community/students/senior citizens 65+, for tickets and information call 973-443-8467 or email hollis@fdu.edu.

3 Fri.; Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour, majors/concentrations, scholarships/financial-aid opportunities, internship/honors/study-abroad programs, sponsored by admissions; Forum, Rothman Building, check-in 9:45 a.m., presentation 10 a.m., tour follows, lunch noon, free, registration necessary, for registration and information call 973-443-8900 or go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/upcoming-admissions-events/saturday-and-holiday-information-sessions/.

3 Fri.; Pet Therapy, sponsored by counseling and psychological services; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 1–2 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8740 or email skoempel@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

7 Tue.; Know Your Numbers Health Screening Event, onsite screening for body mass index, blood pressure, glucose (blood sugar) and cholesterol levels; Lenfell Hall and Great Hall, Hennessy Hall, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., free, bring UnitedHealthcare ID card, registration necessary, for registration and information go to https://register.wellness-inc.com/fdu.

7 Tue.; Book Arts Program,Dante Comes to FDU,” celebrate Dante’s 750th birthday; how Dante Alighieri, 14th-century author of The Divine Comedy, inspires 21st-century artwork of George Cochrane, art, his book The Newburgh Commedia, its current printing by centuries-old techniques; and why Dante matters today, tracing book art and history from early manuscripts to printing and illustration to comic and cartooning arts, with Gloria Pastorino, French/Italian; George Cochrane; and Luke Ives Pontifell, publisher and president, Thornwillow Press, Ltd., Newburgh, N.Y., hosted by Monninger Center for Learning and Research, visual/performing arts and Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center, 2–3:30 p.m., free, light refreshments served, for information call 973-443-8682 or email kati05@fdu.edu.

8 Wed.; Information Session, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities, for parents and prospective students; Sullivan Lounge, Hennessy Hall, 10 a.m., free, limited seating, reservation necessary, for reservation and information call 201-692-2087 or email graceh@fdu.edu.

8 Wed.; Graduation Salute, commencement information, videotaping of “Grad Greetings,” honors medals, portraits, caps and gowns, announcements; Mall, Florham Room and Sammartino Room, Student Center; 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8935 or go to http://www.fdu.edu/commencement, for FDU community only.

8 Wed.; Workshop, “Stand in Your Truth,” supporting and exploring one’s most authentic self, Madeline Thompson, founder, Growing with the Seasons, Boonton, N.J., and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, sponsored by counseling/psychological services; Wroxton Room, Student Center, noon–1 p.m., participants encouraged to bring yoga mats, free, for information call 973-443-8947 or email jaimel@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

9 Thu.; EMBA/MBA Night of Networking, sponsored by EMBA/MBA Alumni Chapter; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 6–8 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-7013 or email fdualumni@fdu.edu.

10 Fri.; Last Day for Student Withdrawal from Classes.

12 Sun.; Admitted Students Day, students accepted for fall 2015 semester meet faculty, student services/campus organizations, discuss financial-aid packages, learn about internship and study-abroad opportunities, meet new classmates, take student-led campus tours, sponsored by admissions; Ferguson Recreation Center, 9 a.m., registration necessary, for registration go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/admit/florham-campus/events/admitted-students-day/, for information call 973-443-8900 or email jchirico@fdu.edu.

13 Mon.–24 Fri.; Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2015.

13 Mon.–30 Thu.; Green Day Exhibit, Celebrating John Muir, leader in environment movement in America, books and ephemera on display; Reference Room, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Mon.–Thu., 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 2–10 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8516.

14 Tue.; Creative Writing Spring Reading Series, Donna Freitas, young adult fiction author of The Tenderness of Thieves, Gold Medal Winter, Gold Medal Summer and The Survival Kit, reads from her latest young-adult novel and discusses process of writing young adult fiction, sponsored by Storipan Fund; Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall, 2–3 p.m., free, for information email chace@fdu.edu.

15 Wed.; Graduate Information Session, information on non-business graduate programs, financial aid/grants; meet with faculty and admissions counselors; Hennessy Hall, 6–8 p.m., free, registration necessary, for registration and information go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/upcoming-admissions-events/graduate-information-session-registration/, email grad@fdu.edu or call 973-443-8905.

16 Thu.; “Getting Through the Night — Stepping Into the Dawn: Modern Trafficking, Enslavement and Our Responsibilities,” A Reading/Discussion with Conor Grennan, founder/president, Next Generation Nepal; and author, Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, co-sponsored by College Writing Program, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences and Dean of Students Office; Twombly Lounge, Twombly Residence Halls, 3:30 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8710 or email mpgarcia@fdu.edu.

16 Thu.; Office of Global Learning Diaspora Series, “In Spite of It All: A Holocaust Remembrance,” Hanna Wechsler, Auschwitz survivor and author, In Spite of It All, introduction by Leonard Grob, emeritus, philosophy (Metro), presented by Hillel Student Organization, sponsored by Office of Global Learning; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 6:30–8 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-7362 or email shorn@fdu.edu.

19 Sun.; Annual Scholarship/Student Benefit Dinner, “Pride of New Jersey,” signature food from New Jersey-owned restaurants, wineries and brewery partners, New Jersey-themed food prepared by International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (ISHTM) students under direction of Villa Executive Chef Joanna DeFrancesco, sponsored by ISHTM; The Villa at Mountain Lakes, 90 Route 46 East, Mountain Lakes, N.J., strolling reception with silent auction and tricky tray 2–3:30 p.m.; scholarship and corporate donor awards 3:30–4:30 p.m.; dessert stations, brand coffee and musical entertainment 4:30–6:30 p.m., $75, RSVP necessary by April 10 Fri., to RSVP and for information go to http://www.myfdu.net/ishtmgala.

21 Tue.; Creative Writing Spring Reading Series, Elizabeth Mitchell, author, Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, sponsored by Storipan Fund; Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall, 2 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8677 or email chace@fdu.edu.

21 Tue.; Graduate Business Information Session, information about MBA, executive MBA, Saturday MBA and MS in accounting, taxation and supply chain management programs; Hennessy Hall, 6–8 p.m., free, registration necessary, for registration and information go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/upcoming-admissions-events/graduate-business-information-session/, email grad@fdu.edu or call 973-443-8905.

21 Tue.; Green Day, Local Food – Locavore, Hot Topics Panel Discussion, “Genetically Modified Food,” sponsored by Green Club, Dean of Students  Office, Provost’s Office, campus life and Gourmet Dining; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 7 p.m., free, for information email hmparzer@outlook.com or emyers@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

22 Wed.; University Honors Program Research Day; Senior Theses, Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; Junior Honors Research, posters, Great Hall, Hennessy Hall, 3:30–4:30 p.m.; Reception and Awards Ceremony, Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 4:30–6 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8744 or email dennison@fdu.edu.

22 Wed.; Information Session, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities, for parents and prospective students; Sullivan Lounge, Hennessy Hall, 10 a.m., free, limited seating, reservation necessary, for reservation and information call 201-692-2087 or email graceh@fdu.edu.

23 Thu.; Green Day, Local Food – Locavore, sponsored by Green Club, Dean of Students  Office, Provost’s Office, campus life and Gourmet Dining; Cooking Demonstration, Jeff Gourley, director, Gourmet Dining, Dining Hall, Student Center, 11 a.m.–noon, free; Student Club Fair, Lawn, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, noon–3 p.m., free; Presentation, Community-supported Agriculture, representative from Alstede Farms, Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center, 12:45–1:45 p.m., free; Presentation about Bees, representative from Tomaro Honey, Hassan Orangerie, 2:15–3:15 p.m., free; Performance by FDU Chorus and Band, Hassan Orangerie, 3 p.m., free; Local Wine, Beer and Juice Tasting, Bottle Hill Pub, Student Center, 4 p.m., free, for information email hmparzer@outlook.com or emyers@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

23 Thu.; WaVE: Writing and Visual Expression Exhibit, “Voices and Volunteers for Change: A Student Writing and Design Exhibit for Animal Welfare,” student exhibits exploring intersection between writing and art, sponsored by Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, College Writing Program, Dean of Students Office and visual/performing arts; College Writing Office, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, 5:30–7 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8710 or email mpgarcia@fdu.edu.

23 Thu.; New Jersey Speakers Series, Dan Rather, former CBS Evening News anchor; managing editor and anchor, “Dan Rather Reports”; and author, Rather Outspoken, presented by FDU and sponsored by New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), WCBS Newsradio, The Star-Ledger, PNC Bank, Hollister Construction Services and Prestige Family of auto dealerships; NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, N.J., 8 p.m., open seating available on first-come, first-served basis, tickets sold by subscription (based on availability, subscriptions will continue to be sold on prorated basis throughout remainder of season), for prorated pricing and to order tickets call 888-696-5722 or go to http://njspeakersseries.org/.

25 Sat.; Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour, majors/concentrations, scholarships/financial-aid opportunities, internship/honors/study-abroad programs, sponsored by admissions; Forum, Rothman Building, check-in 9:45 a.m., presentation 10 a.m., tour follows, lunch noon, free, registration necessary, for registration and information call 973-443-8900 or go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/upcoming-admissions-events/saturday-and-holiday-information-sessions/.

25 Sat.; 27th Annual Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition, “New Voices,” young singers pursue careers as vocal artists, sponsored by Opera at Florham; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 6 p.m., $25, refreshments served at intermission, for information call 973-443-8620 or email operaatflorham@gmail.com.

28 Tue.; TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling, sponsored by human resources; Career Development/Human Resources Office, Student Center, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., free, by appointment, for appointment and information call 800-732-8353 or go to http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.

29 Wed.; 16th Annual IMAGES Student Arts Festival; Studio Art Senior Art Exhibition Reception, Rothman Building, 4:30–6:15 p.m.; FDU Band, Chorus, Dance and Chamber Choir Performance, Dreyfuss Theater, Dreyfuss Building, 6:30–7:15 p.m.; Computer Graphic Design Thesis Reception, Second Floor, Dreyfuss Building, 7:15–8 p.m., free, refreshments served, for information call 973-443-8638 or email alcmusic@fdu.edu.

30 Thu.; Morris Tech Meetup, keynote speaker Mark Hardy, CEO, InContext Solutions, sponsored by Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, 6:30 p.m., free, registration necessary, for registration and information go to http://www.meetup.com/Morris-Meetup/.

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