February-March 2017

College Happenings

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Meet Inspiring Female Leaders

A panel discussion featuring inspiring female leaders in science will be held on Tuesday, March 28, from 4 to 5:15 p.m., in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, at the Florham Campus. Among the panelists are Gillian Small, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor); Anastasia Rivkin, pharmacy practice and assistant dean for faculty, pharmacy/health sciences (Flor); Kristina Dabovic, director of clinical operations, Molecular Templates, Inc.; and Margaret Ginzburg, senior director – application development, information technology, Kate Spade & Co. The discussion will be moderated by the following faculty members from the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Margaret Slugocki, pharmacy practice; Anna Dushenkov, pharmacy practice; and Julie Kalabalik, pharmacy practice and director, pharmacy practice.

Attendance at the event can satisfy a LEAD NOW certificate of completion requirement. The program is being co-sponsored by the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences and Office of Campus Life. The event is free and open to the public. For information email Sarah Azavedo, director of student life (Flor), at azavedo@fdu.edu.

Film Conference

The FDUFilm program is hosting a one-day Film Conference for prospective students and their parents on Saturday, March 4, 10:30 a.m., at the Dreyfuss Building, Florham Campus. The event will feature a keynote address by Caytha Jentis, writer/producer/director of award-winning features including “Bad Parents,” “And Then Came Love” and “The One,” who will speak about her experience working with FDUFilm in producing the Amazon series “The F Word”; making indie films; and running her company, Fox Meadow Films.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the FDUFilm program; screen material from Senior Thesis films and hear from student directors and crew; choose from a seminar on screenwriting or cinematography; tour the Film Studio and get hands-on experience with professional equipment; and have lunch with current students and faculty.

Reservation is necessary. For reservation and information go to http://www.fdu.edu/filmconference or contact Joanne Chirico, visit center coordinator, undergraduate admissions (Flor), at 973-443-8900 or jchirico@fdu.edu.

Pharmacy Group Volunteers at Give Kids the World

For the fourth year in a row, faculty, staff and students from the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences volunteered at Give Kids the World, a nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Fla., for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The five-day trip in October 2016 was partially sponsored by Walgreens and is part of the school’s Service Learning: Pediatric Population course.

Led by Chadwin Sandifer, assistant dean for student affairs and programmatic effectiveness, the group included 10 students; Nicole East, pharmacy practice; and Julia Georgiana, student affairs counselor.

To read more about this year’s trip go to http://view2.fdu.edu/fdu-whats-new/feature-stories/2016-2017/01/giving-kids-the-world-pharmacy-students-learn-life-and-career-lessons-from-volunteering-to-serve-ter/.

Silberman College of Business

Female Entrepreneur Lecture, Business Ideas Awards Ceremony

Tracey Early, managing principal/co-founder, Untracht Early LLC, will deliver the 2017 Female Entrepreneur Lecture on April 7 in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, Florham Campus.

Under her leadership, Untracht Early has grown from a firm of four to a firm of more than 100 employees with offices in New Jersey, New York and Florida.

In 2013, Early was recognized by Accounting Today as the “Hands-on Pioneer” winner and one of only 10 managing partners (MP) nationwide to make it onto the 2013 MP Elite List. She also was honored by Executive Women in New Jersey as part of its Salute to the Policy Makers in 2012 and made the Leading Women of Entrepreneurs Top 25 list of 2012 New Jersey Leading Women Entrepreneurs of New Jersey. In 2014 she was chosen as one of the Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ.

Early holds an accountancy degree from George Washington University and is a licensed CPA in both New Jersey and Virginia.

The annual lecture will be held in conjunction with the awards ceremony for the 2017 New Jersey Business Idea Competition, a program designed to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset among high-school students.

A reception starts at 6 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 for the general public, and admission is free for high school students and members of the FDU community. Seating is limited so it is necessary to RSVP. To RSVP and for information call 973-443-8842 or email tpakay@fdu.edu.

Family Business Forum

Andrew Bluestone, president/CEO, Selective Benefits Group, Morristown, N.J., and partner, Bluestone+Killion, Morristown, N.J., will speak about “Hearing the Voices of the Next Generation (Succession Planning Panel)” as part of the Rothman Institute’s Family Business Forum on Thursday, April 20, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall, Florham Campus.

The cost to attend is $75 for non-Family Business Forum members and free for members. Registration is necessary. For registration and information contact Susan Slavin, programs administrator, Rothman Institute (Flor), at 973-443-8842 or srslavin@fdu.edu.

Morris Tech Meetup

Scott Tannen, CEO/founder, Boll & Branch, Summit, N.J., will be the keynote speaker at the Morris Tech Meetup on Monday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., in the Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research.

Boll & Branch, a luxury linen company established in 2014, is the first-ever bedding brand to be certified by Fair Trade USA.

Admission cost is $5 and registration is necessary. For registration and information go to http://www.meetup.com/Morris-Meetup.

Shark Tank Competition

Winning business ideas from graduate and undergraduate students will be announced on Wednesday, March 29, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building, Metropolitan Campus.

The grand-prize winner will receive $1,000, and runners-up will receive $500 (second place) and $250 (third place). The grand winner will also have the opportunity to participate in the UPitchNJ statewide competition on Friday, April 28, at Princeton University, where an exhibit will be set up and business ideas/models can be pitched to a panel of judges.

New Veteran-Entrepreneurs

For the first time since it was launched in 2010, students in the Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) fall program worked with mentors to build business plans and competed for monetary prizes that went toward the launch of their businesses. The winners were Susan Maguire of Montclair, N.J., and Rita Smith of Lyons, N.J., who each won $500 as seed money.

The VLV program is a 10-week course designed to give veterans, their spouses and children key business planning skills to help them launch their own businesses. In addition, participants will receive free business mentoring for 10 months after completing the course. For more information about the program go to http://www.fdu.edu/vlv.

Climate Change, Energy to Be Discussed

The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) in cooperation with the Network for Responsible Public Policy (formerly North Jersey Public Policy Network) will be holding off-campus events in March.

A discussion on “Climate Change and the Economy: Sorting Fact from Fiction, ” will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Rose Memorial Library at Drew University, Madison, N.J. The featured speakers will be Eban Goodstein, economist and director, MBA in sustainability program, Bard College and Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, and author, Economics and the Environment; and Tom Johnson, veteran reporter, The Newark Star-Ledger, energy/environment writer and co-founder, NJ Spotlight.

A panel discussion on “Cleaner, Brighter, Healthier Energy Projects That Work” will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Ridgewood (N.J.) High School Campus Center. Panelists will include Charles Komanoff, co-founder/director, Carbon Tax Center; Gavin Schmidt, climatologist, climate modeler and director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and co-founder, RealClimate blog; Hrisa Gatzoulis, senior project manager, Jones Lang LaSalle; John Schwartz, science writer, The New York Times; and Dan Sosland, president, Acadia Center.

Both events are free and open to the public, but there is a suggested, tax-deductible donation of $10. RSVP is necessary. To RSVP and for information go to http://www.nfrpp.org/calendar.

Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Annual Scholarship Gala

The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will be hosting its annual Scholarship/Student Benefit Dinner on Sunday, April 30, from 1:45 to 6 p.m., in Hennessy Hall at the Florham Campus. This year’s gala will celebrate the 75th anniversary of FDU and the hospitality program as well as recognize the ongoing contributions of U.S. veterans to the University.

Dinner will feature a 1940s-era strolling supper, a USO canteen with dancing, military memorabilia, a silent auction and a presentation of donor and scholarship awards. The scholarships provide assistance for the University’s growing number of hospitality students needing financial assistance.

Tickets are $90 if purchased in advance, and $100 at the door (door price payable by check only). Registration is necessary. For registration and information contact Ashley Ferraro, instructional coordinator, hospitality/tourism management (Metro), at 201-692-7271 or ferraroa@fdu.edu, or go to http://www.myfdu.net/ishtmgala17.

Center for Excellence News

FDU’s Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy entered its fifth year offering certificate programs in leadership and philanthropy to the nonprofit community. Targeted to those who aspire to be future nonprofit leaders, individuals who want to increase their skill sets and those seeking to increase their organization’s performance and results, the programs offer certificates in executive nonprofit leadership, executive philanthropy, nonprofit board governance and nonprofit essentials.

In September, the center held its first CEO Volunteer Recognition Awards Luncheon during which 11 corporations honored employees who volunteer in the nonprofit sector. The event raised $10,000 for scholarships to the center’s certificate programs.

Emerging Leaders Award
At the Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award ceremony are, from left, Sally Glick, advisory board chair, Center for Excellence; award finalists Mary Jean Barnes, Robert Baran and Angeline Dean; and Dennis Miller, former executive director, Center for Excellence.

In December, the Center for Excellence collaborated with the Center for Non-profits, Mercerville, N.J., to recognize three emerging leaders from the nonprofit sector. The Emerging Nonprofit Leader Award, created to promote excellence in the field by recognizing and calling attention to the promise and impact of talented nonprofit leaders in New Jersey, was presented to Robert Baran, assistant executive director, New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. The other finalists were Angeline Dean, executive director and founder, My Eternal Family, and Mary Jean Barnes, executive director, Dress for Success Morris County. They were selected through an application process and judged by an impartial volunteer panel of leaders of nonprofits, business, government and organized philanthropy.

“Fairleigh Dickinson is honored to present its annual Emerging Leaders Award in conjunction with the Center for Non-Profits’ Conference [New Jersey],” stated Sally Glick, chair of the FDU Center for Excellence Advisory Board and principal and chief growth strategist for Sobel & Co. “We can think of no better place to showcase leaders in the nonprofit community than at this highly respected program which attracts the best and brightest nonprofits across the state. We are glad to partner with the center to celebrate our winners!”

On Thursday, May 18, the Center for Excellence will host its Fifth Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership at The Madison Hotel in Morristown, N.J. This year’s theme is “Partnering for Social Impact.”

For more information about the Center for Excellence, its certificate programs and upcoming events go to http://www.fdu.edu/cfe.

Summer Fun at Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery at FDU is a state-licensed traditional day camp with emphasis on enriching activities and field trips. The camp is open to children entering 1st through 7th grades. Activities include science, theater, swimming (Florham Campus only), sports, arts and crafts, world discovery, games and fun field trips.

The Leader in Training program for 8th- and 9th-grade campers offers leadership opportunities, workshops and fun/educational field trips.

Weekly field trips for the 2017 season include Keansburg Amusement Park, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, a trip to the movies, The Bronx Zoo, Powerhouse Studios and “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” on Broadway.

Camp Discovery, which is offered at both the Metropolitan and Florham campuses, runs from Monday, June 26, through Friday, August 4, 2017, in three two-week sessions. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Special discounts for full-time faculty and staff are available as well. For more information call 201-692-6500 or visit its website at http://www.fdu.edu/campdiscovery.

Artist Reception and Chamber Music Concert

Diana Soorikian, Petrocelli College and curator, Edward Williams Gallery (Metro), will hold a reception on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., at the Gallery on the Metropolitan Campus. Her oil paintings are on display in an exhibit titled “AGAINST THE GRAIN: then and now,” through Friday, April 14. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The highlight of the reception is a performance by the All Seasons Chamber Players at 3 p.m. Titled “Rome, Vienna and Beyond,” the concert will feature varied pieces for cello and piano; a rota trio for flute, violin and piano; and Schubert Piano Trio in E-Flat, Op. 100. The members of the All Seasons Chamber Players are Robert Lawrence, violinist; Jean Strickholm, pianist and harpsichordist; E. Zoe Hassman, cellist; Jaqueline Schiller-Audi, pianist; and Lisa Hansen, flutist.

The reception and concert are free and open to the public. For information call 201-692-2449.

Motorcycle Education Turns 20

FDU Motorcycle Safety Education is entering its 20th year of training novice and experienced motorcyclists with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) national curriculum. Its curriculum has evolved from a Riding Street Strategies program into the RiderCourse suite, which is a student-centered, rider perception facilitation program that encourages lifelong learning. More than a hundred MSF-certified RiderCoaches, who are approved by the chief administrator of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, facilitate responsible rider perception in the classroom and in riding motorcycles on a closed course.

Motorcycle logo

The MSF RiderCourse suite participants at Fairleigh Dickinson University are encouraged to register in one of the Rider Training Series bundles, which include introductory and more advanced training.

The Starter Rider Training includes a two-hour session, Introduction to the Motorcycling Experience (IME), which allows students to become familiar with a motorcycle in a small group before participating in the two- to two-and-a-half-day Basic RiderCourse (BRC) group class with six to 12 students. The BRC qualifies successful students to apply for a motorcycle endorsement on their New Jersey driver’s license. The first IME session starts on Saturday, March 4.

For students who complete the BRC and who want more practice in riding FDU-owned motorcycles, the University is now offering BRC Day2 Riding. More advanced courses include BRCs and Advanced RiderCourse. All courses are completed at the Metropolitan Campus. For more information call 201-692-6500 or go to http://view2.fdu.edu/academics/continuing-education/driver-safety-education/motorcycle-safety-education/.

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies

Inaugural CSEOP Held

Fifteen high-school students from North Bergen, N.J., and Bergenfield, N.J., attended the first Computing Security Enrichment and Outreach Program (CSEOP) at the Metropolitan Campus last semester. They were joined by Stephanie Stern-Pratz, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) specialist, North Bergen STEM Academy; Nellie Garcia Velasquez, director of mathematics, North Bergen School District; and Jared Keshishian, district supervisor of science, North Bergen School District.

Developed by FDU’s computer sciences and engineering faculty and staff members, the program was made possible by a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.

Among the topics covered during eight Saturdays were: principles of computing through NAO humanoid robots, internet security and secure emailing, creative game programming via the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-developed Scratch platform, elements of cyber laws and digital forensics and network security through cryptography.

The CSEOP culminated with a graduation ceremony during which students received certificates of completion from Mark Bocchieri, director of external affairs, Verizon Foundation. Speakers included Dorian Pappas, FDU’s liaison to the National Security Agency, who spoke about scholarship and internship opportunities in government; and Jon Morgan, detective, Passaic County Police Department, who talked about internships in law-enforcement agencies. Morgan also led the session on cyber laws and digital forensics.

Gallery Exhibits

Several exhibits are being held in March at the University College Art Gallery, Room 11, University Hall, Metropolitan Campus.

An exhibit featuring various works by FDU art faculty will run through Wednesday, March 1.

Two art exhibits will be held from Monday, March 6, through Wednesday, March 22. “Velocity of Minds,” will feature installation work and drawings on tracing paper and fans by Kwantaeck Park, an award-winning artist. “The World We Live In” will showcase oil paintings on canvas by Jong Henry Kim, who runs a digital advertising company.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 9, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunhee Yoon, University College, is the gallery’s curator. For information call 201-692-2801.

Writing, Casual Conversation Workshops

The Metro Writing Studio (second floor, Giovatto Library) is holding various workshops for the FDU community this semester.

Upcoming workshops include: “Introduction to APA Format,” with Helen Kuttner, tutor, Metro Writing Studio, 3:30–5 p.m., on Wednesday, March 1, and on Thursday, March 30, in the Auditorium, Giovatto Library; “Advanced APA Format,” with Barbara Morris, tutor, Metro Writing Studio (Metro), on Wednesday, March 1, and on Thursday, March 30, 8:30–10 p.m., in the Auditorium; “Is It Legit — Evaluating Sources Online,” with Kathleen Stein-Smith, associate University librarian and director of public services, Giovatto Library (Metro), on Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., in the Auditorium; “Writing the Undergraduate Thesis,” with Paul Caruso, tutor, Metro Writing Studio, on Tuesday, March 7, 6–7:30 p.m., in the Instruction Room 4, Lower Level, Giovatto Library, and on Thursday, March 9, and 2:30–4 p.m., in the Auditorium; “How to Write a Master’s Thesis,” with Paul Caruso, on Wednesday, March 8, 8:30–10:30 p.m., in the Metro Writing Studio, Second Floor, Giovatto Library; “Basic Grammar,” with Patti Miller, tutor, Metro Writing Studio, on Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m.–noon, in the Instruction Room 3, Lower Level, Giovatto Library, and on Thursday, April 6, 11 a.m.–noon, in the Auditorium; “Technical Communications Basics: Lab Reports and More,” with Nancy Passow, University College (Metro), on Wednesday, April 5, 3:30–5 p.m., in the Auditorium; “Creating the MLA Works Cited List,” with Barbara Morris on Wednesday, April 12, 1:30–3 p.m., in the Metro Writing Studio; “Essential Spoken English for International Students,” with Paul Caruso on Thursday, April 13, and 3:30–5 p.m., in the Metro Writing Studio; and “Common Essay Patterns,” with Elizabeth Johnson, tutor, Metro Writing Studio, on Wednesday, April 19, and 2–4 p.m., in the Metro Writing Studio.

The studio is also holding Casual Conversation Workshops for Nonnative Speakers of English under the guidance of Jeanette Adams, University College (Metro). The workshops will be held on select Fridays, 2:45–3:45 p.m., in the Metro Writing Studio. Topics include: on March 10, “Women’s History Month”; on March 24, “Celebrating Spring”; on April 7, “Jazz and Poetry Month”; and on April 21, “Earth Day/Arbor Day.”

Attendance is limited and preregistration is required for the conversation workshops. To preregister call 201-692-2166. For information on the workshops go to http://view2.fdu.edu/academics/university-college/school-of-humanities/metro-writing-studio/workshop-schedule/.

Julia Wagner, academic writing (Metro), is coordinator of the Metro Writing Studio.

Biology Seminars

The School of Natural Sciences is sponsoring free biology seminars from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 4468, Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus.

Upcoming seminars are: “Developmental Exposure to Bisphenol Analogs Induced Multigenerational Reproductive Toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans,” with Maria Agapito, biology, Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, N.J., on March 2; “Stroke and the Role of the Pharmacist,” with Daniel Sievers, PharmD’16 (Flor), and Veronica Feltrin, PharmD’16, MHS’16 (Flor), pharmacy resident, Valley Health System, on March 9; Gerhard Haas Memorial Lecture on “Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Bloom Dynamics of the Florida Red Tide Dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis,” with Emily Monroe, biology, William Paterson University, Wayne, N.J., on March 23; “Paved with Good Intentions: Drug Discovery and Nicotinic Acid Receptor,” with Robert Aslanian, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J., on March 30; “Application of Satellite Remote Sensing in Environmental Sciences,” with Marzieh Azarderakhsh, civil/construction engineering technology (Metro), on April 6; “Laying Down the Tracks: How Sensing the Extracellular Matrix Keeps Cells Moving in the Right Direction,” with Yelena Bernadskaya, postdoctoral fellow, biology, New York University, on April 13; and “Stamping Through Science or Science Through Stamping?” with Arthur Murphy, chemistry (Metro), on April 20. The series culminates with student research presentations on Thursday, April 27, and on Thursday, May 4.

The seminars are coordinated by Marion McClary, biological sciences and co-director, natural sciences (Metro), and Harvey Winters, emeritus, biological sciences (Metro). For information call 201-692-2389.

Wroxton College

FDU Acquires North Arms

The University plans to expand its business model for Wroxton College. It is expected that international students will enroll at Wroxton this fall in the hospitality management studies program. As part of this expansion, FDU has acquired the historic North Arms property adjacent to Wroxton College.

The pub will undergo complete renovation. President Christopher Capuano said, “This venue will be fully renovated to become a full-service restaurant and pub, as well as an important training facility for our students in hospitality management studies. In addition, it will become a place of leisure for other students, faculty, staff and alumni who visit Wroxton College on a regular basis.”

For more information about getting involved and supporting the renovation of the North Arms, contact Colleen Coppla, associate vice president for University advancement (Metro/Flor), at 201-692-7152 or copplac@fdu.edu.

Legacy Award

Children and grandchildren of Wroxton College alumni who are attending any four-year college or university in the United States are eligible for a special Wroxton College Legacy Award of $9,800 while studying at Wroxton for a fall or spring semester.

The award covers up to 18 course credits, all books and instructional materials, a full meal plan (three meals a day plus coffee and tea breaks), housing at Wroxton College (either at the Abbey or at the Carriage House), weekend trips and other events and excursions.

Applicants must have a minimum grade point ratio of 3.00 with at least a sophomore standing (30 or more completed credits), as well as three letters of recommendation from their home institutions.

For inquiries contact Brian Swanzey, director of study abroad (Flor), at 201-692-7218 and brian_swanzey@fdu.edu.

Alumni Summer Getaway

There’s still time to join FDU alumni and friends at the Wroxton College Summer Getaway from July 15 to July 21, 2017. To secure a spot on the trip, a $300 deposit (per person) is due by March 20, 2017.

Guests will visit art and history museums as well as cultural and intellectual centers such as London and Stratford-upon-Avon; attend lectures by Wroxton faculty; and spend time in the college’s Buttery pub.

The cost of $1,200 per person includes room and board as well as local transportation and entrance fees to attractions. Airfare is not included.

Register online at http://www.myfdu.net/wroxtongetaway17. For information call the Office of Alumni Relations at 201-692-7013 or email fdualumni@fdu.edu.