October 16, 2009

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News & Events

Vote for Coach Dan Garrett

Kean University's Head Football Coach Dan Garrett is up for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award (Division III). Vote for Coach Garrett to push him up to the top of the leader board! Click here to vote.

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Issues 09 Speaker Series Continues

The Issues 09 Speaker Series will continue with the fourth of five installments, as three award-winning journalists will discuss the role of journalism in our culture as part of the Newspapers, Then and Now lecture on Thursday, October 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre. Dan Barry of The New York Times, Jon Lender of the Hartford Courant, and Fran Wood, formerly of The Star-Ledger, will discuss the ways in which investigation and reporting will never go out of style.

The speaker series will conclude with award-winning poet, writer and educator Naomi Shihab Nye, who will examine multiculturalism in a lecture, entitled Variety is the Solution: A Look at How Literature Brings Us All Together in the World, on Monday, November 16, at 11 a.m. in Wilkins Theatre. An advocate for shared humanity, Nye has spent 35 years traveling the world leading writing workshops and inspiring students through her work. She is an expert on multiculturalism and author/editor of more than 25 volumes, including seven prize-winning poetry anthologies for young readers.

Individuals wishing to attend these lectures may contact Hattie Williams in the Office of Media & Publications at 908-737-0580 or via e-mail at hawillia@kean.edu.

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Design Center Exhibition Debuts at Brookdale Community College

The exhibition, 100 Greatest Designs of the Past Thousand Years, which first appeared on the Kean campus in 2000, has been remounted at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J. The show will run through Friday, October 30.

The exhibition showcases a wide range of design innovations over the past millennium, from the spinning wheel and the Model T, down to the paper clip and the zipper. The exhibition was originally created for The Design Center at Kean University by Professors Alan Robbins and Martin Holloway, with design majors helping in the research and production.

"Whether as the ordinary objects of our daily lives," said, Robbins, "the visual or physical environment we live in, our tools and devices, or even our means of communication, this exhibition showcases those revolutionary innovations that made the world modern."

The exhibition is unique in the way it was created. Robbins and Holloway asked Kean students and faculty to make suggestions about which designs, in a variety of fields, most mattered in the modern world. From the hundreds of suggestions, the professors chose the designs that seemed the most significant and, in some cases, most unexpected.

The exhibition includes an area for visitors to add their own choices. When it first appeared at Kean University, there were dozens of excellent ideas for designs not in the show, proving that design is dynamic and continues to mold our culture.

The new version will be mounted in Brookdale’s impressive Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, located in the Center for Visual Arts Building. "There is a lot of terrific, sincere interest in this beautiful show" said gallery director Professor Marie Maber.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, please contact Professor Alan Robbins at 908-737-4439.

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CPD Technology Training Workshops

The Center for Professional Development will host a series of technology training workshops for faculty members. Click here for additional information and a schedule.

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Sunday Mass

Mass will be celebrated on October 18 and October 25, at 8 p.m. in University Center, Room 226 A. For further information, please contact Father Thomas Blind at (908) 737-4835 or via e-mail at tblind@kean.edu.

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Kean University Students to Present at Annual National Weather Association Conference

October 17 through 22 in Norfolk, Virginia. Sixteen Kean University students in the geology and meteorology program will present their research at the 34th Annual National Weather Association (NWA) Conference. The students will discuss their research findings and answer questions on a variety of topics, including wind energy, thunderstorm activity and fog patterns in New Jersey, urban environment monitoring, and operational forecasting and training.

The annual conference brings together persons interested in weather, including students and professionals, to share information, news, studies and concerns related to operational meteorology. The theme for this year’s conference is The Future is Now: New Technologies and Techniques to Support the Weather Enterprise and Society: 2010 and Beyond. The conference examines new technologies, including advances in radar and severe weather analysis. Emphasis will also be placed on marine and tropical meteorology, military weather forecasting, decision support for high impact events, and societal impacts of weather.

The students will present a daily weather briefing during the conference and will assist in the teacher's education workshop (K-12) sponsored by the NWA Education Committee. For more information about the conference, visit www.nwas.org.

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Campus Ministry Lecture: God?

Following Mass on Sunday, October 18. Holly Lawmaster, director of Religious Education at St. Cecilia’s Parish in Kearny, N.J., will discuss the existence of God. All members of the Kean community are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Father Thomas Blind at (908) 737-4835 or via e-mail at tblind@kean.edu.

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TTFN Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 20, from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Liberty Hall. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the National Day of Writing. To view the flyer, click here.

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Kean University Knitters and Crocheters

Image 01 Wednesday, October 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Academic Success, Room 315. Members of the Kean community are invited to be inspired by the art and craft of fiber. This group is a recognized group of fiber lovers, consisting of faculty, staff, students and alumni, using the craft of knitting and crocheting. Whether experienced, a beginner or wanting to learn, all are invited to attend.

Guests are asked to bring a lunch and exchange the love of fiber. The group will be meeting every Wednesday and are more than willing to teach the basics for those who want to learn. Guests must bring their own supplies. Supplies will not be provided. Click here to view the group’s website. For further information, please contact Veronica Jackson at 7-3608 or Jennifer Daro at 7-5377.

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Film Screening: Welcome to My Queer Bookstore

Wednesday, October 21, at 9:30 p.m. in Chelsea Clearview Cinema, located at 260 West 23rd Street in New York, N.Y. This documentary, created by Larry Tung, an assistant professor in the Department of communication at Kean, has been selected to be screened at the CMJ Film Festival. It is also a finalist in the festival’s Cine Mini Short Film Competition. For more information, click here.

The film captures the true story of the Gin Gin Bookstore, the only bookstore dedicated to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered community in Taipei, Taiwan, which is Tung’s hometown. "Gin Gin's Bookstore is an iconic place in Taiwan's LGBT movement," explained Tung. "I have been a patron of the store for many years, and really admire the dedication of J. J. Lai, the store's owner. When I found out that no documentary had been done about Gin Gin's, I decided to take on this project. It is important to let the world know about Gin Gin's work and hopefully raise the awareness of LGBT issues in Taiwan and beyond."

The documentary has also premiered at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival and has been shown in film festivals in Vancouver, Austin, and Colorado. It is also scheduled to be screened in San Diego and Milwaukee. For more information, please contact Tung at 908-737-0457 or via e-mail at ltung@kean.edu.

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SBDC Workshop: State Procurement Counseling: Successfully Selling to State and Local Government

Wednesday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Jersey Small Business Development Center, located in The Incubator, at 320 Park Avenue in Plainfield, N.J. Admission is free.

Procurement specialists from the New Jersey Small Business Development Center will provide expert, confidential, one-on-one counseling sessions. Whether a government vendor, or exploring the possibilities of selling to the government, business owners will have the opportunity to ask questions in a private setting. These specialists are trained to cover a range of issues, including services available as a Woman or Minority-Owned Business, advantages of registering as a State Small Business Enterprise, and how the government obtains bids. They will also cover how and what the government buys and how to complete government proposals and PFP’s.

Special arrangements for people with disabilities can be made upon request. Be sure to bring business cards and brochures for networking purposes. For further information or to make an appointment with our procurement specialist, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (908) 737-4220.

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7th Annual Environmental Health and Fire Safety Fair

Kean University will host the 7th annual Environmental Health and Fire Safety Fair, on Thursday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Atrium. For further information, please contact Lou Magliaro at 908-737-5010.

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SBDC Workshop: Successfully Starting a Small Business

Friday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Union Township Public Library, located at 1980 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. Prospective business owners thinking of starting a part-time or fulltime business are invited to learn what it takes to successfully launch a New Jersey-based business. Representatives from SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Kean University will explain the key traits and steps needed to start a business. Admission is free. For further information or to register, please contact Mira Kostak at 908-737-4220.

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Pumpkin Patch Day at Liberty Hall

Saturday, October 24 (rain date: October 25), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the historic grounds of Liberty Hall. Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host its annual Pumpkin Patch Day celebration. The day features its traditional menu of activities, including pumpkin carving and decorating, Halloween crafts, ghost stories, hayrides, house tours and much more. Admission is $10 for adults; $6 for senior citizens, college students with valid ID and children ages 3-17; and free for Liberty Hall Museum members and children two years and under. Additional charges for pumpkins, food and beverages apply.

Liberty Hall is located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. It is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information or to make reservations, call (908) 527-0400, e-mail libertyhall@kean.edu or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.

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Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by NLNAC

The School of Nursing will be hosting an on-site review for continuing accreditation of its Baccalaureate and Masters Nursing programs, on Wednesday, October 28, at 3:15 p.m. in Bruce Hall, Room 109. All members of the Kean community are invited to meet the visit team and share their comments regarding the program.

Written comments are also welcomed and should be submitted directly to Dr. Sharon Tanner, executive director, via e-mail at stanner@nlnac.org or mailed to:

Dr. Sharon Tanner, Executive Director
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326

All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by Thursday, October 22.

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Human Rights Institute and Bangladesh Study Group Movie Night

Monday, October 26, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Center for Academic Success, Room 106. The movie night will feature three documentaries: Frozen Tears and Sound of Silence, produced by the Liberation War Museum in Bangladesh and directed by Mofidul Hoque; and the War Crimes 1971 is produced and directed by Shahriar Kabir, a human rights activist, writer and filmmaker from Bangladesh. The movie session will be followed by a discussion session with the producers and organizers. Admission to the event is free and all members of the Kean community are invited.

Frozen Tears

In 1971, during the nine months of the Liberation War, the entire country of Bangladesh was turned into a large killing field by the Pakistan Army and their collaborators. There were more than 4,000 killing fields found throughout the country and even today new fields are being discovered. The Liberation War Museum (LWM) found one such killing field at Mirpur, Dhaka, and excavated it in 1999. The place was popularly known as Jolladkhana or “the butcher’s den.” The place was an abandoned pump house and dead bodies were dumped into the pit made for the storage of water. LWM has developed the site as a place for memory and reflection.

Sound of Silence (‘Kan Pete Roi’)

This film depicts the ordeal of a lone person, Mozibur Rahman, senior lecturer of the Department of Mathematics of Rajshahi University, who took a bold stand against genocide and mass killings initiated by the Pakistan Army in 1971. He went through the ordeals of great torture in the army camp/jail and is still suffering from that traumatic experience. Debdas represented the core ideals of the struggle for Bangladesh that is the establishment of a secular society which negates the conflict or difference made in the name of religion. The unique personality and lone struggle of Debdas which unfolds in the film raise question about the border line between sanity and insanity. Who is really sick – Debdas or the complacent society that ignores his stand or moral strength? At the same time, it haunts as a reflection of how people suffered in the atrocities unleashed by the Pakistan Army in 1971.

War Crimes: 1971

This film shows different aspects of the war crimes that were committed in 1971 by the Pakistani Army through eyewitness interviews and revisiting the event locations.

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Faculty Senate Full-Senate Meeting

Tuesday, October 27, from 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in the University Center, Room 226 A & B. For further information, please call Gloria Duff at 7-4235.

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Special Session on Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder

October 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Wilkins Theater. Presented by Dr. Susan Polirstok, dean of the College of Education, this session will include a viewing and discussion of the video, Fat City. Admission is free. All education professionals, university faculty and students are invited to attend. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes. Reservations are required. For further information, please contact Heather Stender at hstender@kean.edu.

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TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

Wednesday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Center, Room 344. To schedule an appointment, please visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-842-8412. For a list of additional seminars, click here.

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Colloquium

Wednesday, October 28, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 228. Three recent graduates from the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program will be presenting their thesis projects. Featured presentations include Heather Flipski, presenting The Schoenberg Effect: The Influence of Arnold Schoenberg's Atonal Music on American Film Scores; Sarah Milochick, presenting History's Villain or Hero? Benedict Arnold – A Misunderstood American Patriot; and Nicole Schreiber, presenting Beyond Pop Culture Phenomenon: The Power of Parable in Harry Potter. For further information, please contact John Gruesser at 908-737-0388 or via e-mail at jgruesse@kean.edu.

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Kean University and Monmouth Medical Center Present a Symposium on Communication Disorders

Wednesday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J. Kean University’s Department of Communication Disorders and Deafness and Monmouth Medical Center’s Regional Cleft Palate Center will co-sponsor a symposium, Medical/Dental Implications, Speech and Educational Strategies for Children with Cleft Palate.

The all-day symposium will feature a series of workshops to identify and to discuss the medical and dental implications of cleft palate that speech language pathologists in schools, hospitals and private practice should be familiar. Speakers include renowned Speech Language Pathologist Karen Golding-Kushner, Ph.D. and Monmouth Medical Center’s Regional Cleft Palate Center representatives Helene Henkel, R.N., coordinator, Eric Wurmser, M.D., medical director and plastic surgeon, John Young, Jr. D.D.S., orthodontist, Alan B. Gertner, PhD, audiologist and associate professor in Kean’s department of Communication Disorders and Deafness, and Nancy Wagner, M.A., social worker.

Cleft palate is a congenital disorder that may occur in isolation or as part of a broader syndrome and may affect many aspects of a person’s development, including feeding, hearing, speech, language and learning. Participants who attend the symposium will be able to:

  • Restate key medical, dental and social sequelae of cleft palate.
  • Identify key aspects of cleft palate assessment.
  • Relate hearing deficits of cleft palate with academic and speech/language performance.
  • Define key resonance, voice and articulation problems often associated with cleft palate.
  • Develop and sequence a treatment plan to establish normal speech for children with cleft palate and know what procedures DO NOT work.
  • Identify risk factors for language and learning problems in children with cleft palate and common syndromes such as Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome.

The symposium is recommended for pediatricians, dentists, nurses, speech therapists, parents and other healthcare members, as well as the general public. A registration fee of $100 is required by October 15. For additional information or to register, please contact Helene Henkel at (732) 923-7653 or e-mail hhenkel@sbhcs.com.

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Introducing Liduino

Thursday, October 29, 8 p.m. A program of gorgeous and evocative music by Brazilian Liduino Pitombeira, the Concert Artists Program 2009-2010 Composer-in-Residence, including the World Premiere of his Piano Quintet, written for and dedicated to Kean's Concert Artists. Tickets are $20 for the general public; $15 for faculty, staff, seniors and alumni; and $5 for students and children. For further information or to purchase tickets to these shows, please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).

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Evolution and Education Forum

Friday, October 30, at 8:30 a.m. in the University Center, Room 228. This event will be a one-day forum for teachers concerning the teaching of evolution in the public school system. Speakers include Dr. Sylvio Codella, associate professor in Kean’s Department of Biology; Dr. Holly Dunsworth of Northeastern Illinois University, and noted paleoanthropologist Dr. Ross Nehm of Ohio State; All speakers will address the current aspects of evolutionary biology education, history and the latest news. Click here for further information or to register.

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Educating the Creative Mind: Developing Capacities for the Future Conference

Thursday to Saturday, March 4 to 6, 2010 at Kean University. Featuring Howard Gardner as the keynote speaker, this conference aims to heighten public awareness of the significance of the arts in children’s lives and education. “We seek to generate conversations about ways to strengthen arts-based education for young children by inviting educators to share their theories, research and practices,” said Lily Chen-Hafteck, associate professor in the Department of Music. Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2009. For further information, click here.

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Former Kean Professor to Address Occupational Therapy Students

Wednesday, November 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kean University’s Department of Occupational Therapy will host author and stroke survivor Dr. Rebecca Dutton for a lecture. Dr. Dutton will speak to Kean’s master’s level occupational therapy students and discuss the effects and perspectives of a person living with a stroke.

Dr. Dutton is a former professor of occupational therapy at Kean and worked as an occupational therapist specializing in stroke rehabilitation before suffering a stroke in 2004. Her new book, My Last Degree: a Therapist Goes Home after a Stroke, tells the ironic story of how a therapist, who spent years rehabilitating stroke survivors, learned firsthand the problems that are often overlooked by traditional therapy, from bed mobility to getting on an airplane. Using her background as a therapist, professor and stroke survivor, Dr. Dutton will discuss the challenges of overcoming a stroke.

For more information, please contact Dr. Laurie Knis-Matthews at lknis@kean.edu or 908-737-3380.

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Upward Bound to Host Kean University Day

Friday, November 6, from noon to 2 p.m. in Downs Hall. The Upward Bound program will host Kean University Day. During this groundbreaking event, participants will be provided with the many attributes of university life, thereby encouraging them to pursue a world class undergraduate education at Kean University. The university panel discussion will begin at noon and will conclude at 2 pm. Kean University administrators, faculty, staff and students are invited to share and encourage the participants of the program to pursue a degree at Kean University. Those interested in participating are asked to RSVP with Veronica Jackson, director of Upward Bound, or Kerlange Claude, Upward Bound counselor, at 908-737-3603.

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Kean University to Host Two-day Workshop for Occupational Therapists

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the university’s East Campus, room 134. The Department of Occupational Therapy at Kean University, in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association, will host a Fieldwork Educator Certification Program workshop.

Knowledge, supervision and direction are critical to an occupational therapy (OT) student’s success and to the future of the OT profession. The two-day training workshop is designed to provide OT fieldwork educators and academic fieldwork coordinators with a deeper understanding of their roles, to develop effective strategies to integrate learning theories and supervision models, and to increase skills to provide high-quality educational opportunities during fieldwork experiences.

The workshop will engage four curricular modules, including administration, education, supervision and evaluation. Therapists participating in the workshop will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and trainers and to discuss and reflect on past fieldwork experiences. Attendees will earn continuing education credit (15 contact hours) toward licensure renewal.

The cost of the workshop is $225 for AOTA members and $359 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For more information, contact Sonia Moorehead, academic fieldwork coordinator in Kean’s Department of Occupational Therapy, at smoorehe@kean.edu. Visit www.aota.org to register for the workshop.

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Upward Bound Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop

Saturday, November 7, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Maxine and Jack Lane Lecture Hall, located in the Center for Academic Success, Room 106. The Upward Bound program will host its annual parent-student financial aid and scholarship workshop.

Danette Edwards, assistant director for Public Outreach of the Higher Education Assistance Authority (HESAA), will facilitate the workshop. Edwards is graciously providing her services pro bono to Upward Bound and the Kean University community. This event is open to the Kean community.

The mission of Upward Bound at Kean University is to provide the skills and motivations for high school students to pursue and graduate from a post secondary institution. The students are low-income first generation college bound students. Those interested in participating are asked to RSVP with Veronica Jackson, director of Upward Bound, or Kerlange Claude, Upward Bound counselor, at 908-737-3603.

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University Promotion Committee Announces Procedures and Schedule for In-person interviews

To view a full listing of these procedures and the schedule, click here.

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Presidential Scholars Challenge Program

The application period for the Presidential Scholars Challenge program (PSC), a new internal grant program announced by President Farahi on Opening Day, opened on Friday, October 9. PSC provides funds to support faculty research projects with the objective of securing external funding to continue the research program.

Up to $450,000 is available to fund approximately 10 to 15 awards. The average award size is expected to be $25,000 to $50,000, but proposals above $50,000 will be considered, if appropriate to the scope of the project. Allowable expenses include up to 6 credits release time, summer II salary, project related travel expenses, and supplies and equipment required by the research. The award period is January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

There is a very short turn around time for this year’s grant process. The deadline for applications is November 9, 2009. Detailed program requirements, full instructions and application packets can be found on the ORSP Website.

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Bookstore Bulletin

The bookstore needs book requests early for the spring 2010 semester in order to save students money.

Students in your class this term win...
...because, if you are using the same book, we can buy them from your students and pay them up to 50 percent for their current text.

Students in your class next term win...
...because we not only buy books from our current students, but we can also get an early start on sourcing books nationally to get the most used text inventory possible.

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Due date for 2010 Book Orders is October 26, 2009

Book requests may be faxed to the bookstore at 908-737-5235, sent to the bookstore’s Website at www.kean.bkstore.com, or sent via campus mail or e-mail at kean@bkstore.com. For further information, please contact Dolores or Solomon at 908-737-5230.

Note: The bookstore apologizes for the error that was made with the due date on the form that was sent out with the book orders.

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Prize-Winning Reporter Andrew Revkin Appears in Issues 09 Lecture

Image 01 In the third installment of the Issues 09 lecture series, Andrew Revkin, author and prize-winning environmental reporter for The New York Times, discussed 9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?, on October 7 in Wilkins Theatre. An expert on environmental issues, Revkin has covered topics ranging from the assault on the Amazon to the Asian tsunami, from the troubled relationship of science and politics, to climate change at the North Pole.

Revkin recalled that his passion for journalism began while traveling the world after graduating from college. Through a series of stunning photographs taken during his journeys, he recounted discovering new people, cultures and living conditions. "Having these experiences early in life made me want to be a communicator," Revkin said. "I felt like I had to tell the story of what is going on."

Since then, Revkin has authored more than 500 magazine and newspaper stories, three books and a prize-winning Discovery-Times documentary, Arctic Rush. His blog, Dot Earth, engages the public in a discussion of strategies for balancing human activity with the planet's limited resources.

Revkin explained that the "9 billion" figure in the title of his presentation represents the estimate of the total human population when today’s college students reach middle age. "Crunch time is coming, but we can’t have a woe is me or shame on me attitude," he said.

Revkin likened the planet to being in the puberty stage of its lifetime. He maintains that, after centuries of living on fossil fuels, science has let us know that this lifestyle is unsustainable. "Scientists are the grownups that come into the room and tell the teenager, ‘If you keep doing this, you are going to crash,‘" he said.

He maintains that humans can’t sit idly by, but need to commit to an "action choice" in order to make a difference. He stressed that journalists aren’t always capable of telling you "the way it is," as Walter Cronkite would say when signing off each evening. On the contrary, audience members must become a much more active part of communicating the problems and engaging in the solutions.

In keeping with the puberty stage concept of the planet, Revkin concluded that environmental sustainability boils down to one question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

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Department of Computer Science Hosts ACM Distinguished Lecturer

Image 01 The Department of Computer Science and Kean University's Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Club hosted Dr. Juan E. Gilbert, an ACM distinguished lecturer, for a presentation on October 5 in the Kean Hall Conference Center. More than 100 faculty, staff and students attended the lecture.

Gilbert, who serves as chair of the Human Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing, as well as director of the Human Centered Computing Lab, at Clemson University, spoke on Applications Quest, a data mining tool that he developed. Applications Quest allows the use of race/ethnicity, gender or any other attributes to be considered in admissions, school assignments, employee hiring or any other application processing area, without giving preferences to a given race or gender.

During his visit to Kean, Gilbert met with Dr. Jeffrey Toney, dean of the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, as well as Wendy Diaz, director of Kean University’s Ronald E. McNair Program. Gilbert had the opportunity to speak informally with McNair students, who enjoyed hearing his suggestions for their research and ideas for their future graduate applications.

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Petrucelli Selected NJAC Rookie of the Week

Image 01 Freshman Lauren Petrucelli has been selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference office on October 13.

Petrucelli earns NJAC Rookie of the Week honors after posting 3-0 records in both singles and doubles play during three victories for the Cougars. She opened the week with a 6-0, 6-1 win at second singles while teaming with Lisette LaForge for an 8-0 win at first doubles in Kean's 8-1 victory over St. Elizabeth. She then produced a 6-0, 6-0 win at second singles while teaming with LaForge for an 8-5 win at first doubles during the Cougars' 5-4 non-conference road win at Staten Island. She wrapped up the week with a 6-0, 6-1 win at second singles while teaming with LaForge for an 8-1 win at first doubles in an 8-1 NJAC road win at William Paterson for Kean's first conference victory of the season. Petrucelli has registered an overall mark of 8-2 in second singles play on the season.

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Home Schedule

October 17 – Tennis
vs. Hunter College at Alumni Stadium Tennis Courts, 10 a.m.

October 17 – Men’s Soccer
vs. Rutgers-Newark at East Campus, 1 p.m.

October 19 – Tennis
vs. NYC College of Technology at Alumni Stadium Tennis Courts, 3:30 p.m.

October 20 – Field Hockey
vs. Montclair State University in Kean University Alumni Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

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Away Schedule

October 17 – Football
vs. The College of Brockport, 1 p.m.

October 17 – Field Hockey
vs. Rowan University, 1 p.m.

October 17 – Women’s Soccer
vs. Rutgers-Newark, 7 p.m.

October 20 – Tennis
vs. Ramapo College, 3:30 p.m.

October 20 – Women’s Soccer
vs. Western Connecticut State University, 7 p.m

October 20 – Volleyball
at Ramapo College, 7 p.m.

October 21 – Women’s Tennis
at FDU College at Florham, 3 p.m.

October 21 – Men’s Soccer
vs. Eastern University, 3 p.m.

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In The News

Kean University ranks today as the third largest public university in New Jersey and has become one of the state’s leading public institutions of higher learning. Kean’s success and initiatives were highlighted in an article that appeared in the Higher Education special section of The Star-Ledger (10/14).

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The new exhibit, Headline News: The Life and Transformation of the Great American Newspaper, was featured in The Star-Ledger (10/9). Staged in Kean University’s Karl and Helen Burger Gallery, the exhibit highlights newspapers from the Liberty Hall Museum collection spanning four centuries of American journalism. The exhibit is on display through October 20.

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Dr. Barbara Lecomte, coordinator of the undergraduate Speech-Language-Hearing Science program at Kean University, presented a poster, Language of Students on the Spectrum: Building Bridges Across the Curriculum, at the 27th Annual Autism New Jersey Conference on October 9 in Atlantic City, N.J. Dr. Lecomte was featured in The Star-Ledger (10/8).

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Seasonal and H1N1 Flu

Seasonal Flu Vaccine
have been made to reschedule a Seasonal Flu Vaccine Day with Metropolitan Community Medical Care as soon as the vaccine is available.

A seasonal flu vaccine will not protect you against 2009 H1N1. People at greatest risk for 2009 H1N1 infection include children, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease.

H1N1 Vaccine
have been no confirmed cases of H1N1 in the Office of Health Services this fall. The inactivated H1N1 vaccine is expected to be available to the Kean community by late October. The vaccine will be provided to the recommended target groups. Information will be made available by e-mail and at the Health Services website.

For more information about the seasonal influenza vaccine, click here. For more information about the H1N1 vaccine, click here.

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Global Education & Innovation at Kean University presents the 21st Century Learning Series

The School for Global Education & Innovation will host a workshop program as part of the ongoing 21st Century Learner Series for Kean University faculty and staff. In these workshops, we examine contemporary tools, issues and techniques that explore 21st century learning. All workshops will be held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Kean Hall, Room 225. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring their own laptops, or one will be provided for them. Advance registration is required. To register, click here. For further information, please call the Center for Innovative Education at 908-737-3869.

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CIE Workshop: Google Tools: Creating Your Kean Google Portal

Tuesday, October 20. This workshop will demonstrate how users can create a combined personal and professional portal that will allow them to access many Web 2.0 tools, including Gmail. Guests will learn how to access email, read The New York Times, view the latest YouTube, and communicate with colleagues across the world within a single integrated environment. To view other workshop dates, click here.

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Darfur Genocide: Remnant or Current Reality?

Friday, October 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre. The Human Rights Institute at Kean University will host General (Ret.) Scott Gration, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, for Darfur Genocide: Remnant or Current Reality? The daylong conference will explore ideas for achieving peace and reconciliation, and ways to impact the U.S. national agenda in order to end the genocide in Darfur. The event is co-sponsored with the NJ Coalition for Darfur. For more details, please visit www.NJDarfur.org. Please send reservations to crc@ujcnj.org or newjersey@ajc.org.

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Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend at Liberty Hall

Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, on the historic grounds of Liberty Hall Museum. Guest will enjoy free museum tours as part of Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend heritage festival. Tours will run on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 18 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call (908) 527-0400, e-mail libertyhall@kean.edu or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.

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Elmar Oliveira and the Arco Ensemble performing Bach’s complete violin concerti

Saturday, October 17, at 8 p.m. An event of the decade: special guest artists Elmar Oliveira, one of the world's greatest violinists, and Arco Ensemble, a virtuoso string orchestra, will perform the complete violin concerti by J. S. Bach, while recording the performance for Artek Records. Tickets are $25 for the general public; $10 for faculty, staff, seniors and alumni; and $10 for students and children. For further information or to purchase tickets, please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).

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Victorian Luncheon at Liberty Hall

Saturday, October 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Hall Experience at Liberty Hall Museum. Experience the art of Victorian dining and hospitality with a decadent five-course meal, wine and music at Liberty Hall’s elegant Victorian Luncheon. Cost is $80 per person, formal attire suggested. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

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Kean Pride. Pink Strides. Breast Cancer Walk

Kean University will be participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 18, in Jersey City’s Lincoln Park. To sign up for the walk, contact the Kean Service Corps in the Center for Leadership and Service at 908-737-5170 or email serve@kean.edu. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided for Kean University participants under the tent in front of Downs Hall on Sunday, October 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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Ronald E. McNair Program to Host Guest Speaker Donald Asher for Graduate Admissions Seminar

Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for Academic Success, Room 106. The Ronald E. McNair Program will host guest speaker Donald Asher to conduct a workshop on the graduate admissions process and financial support. All members of the Kean community are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. To register, RSVP to the McNair Program no later than October 13 at (908)737-0270.

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Kean University to Host International Conference on Bangladesh

Sunday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre. The Human Rights Institute at Kean University will host its second-annual International Conference on Bangladesh 1971, addressing Claims of War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. The daylong event is an interdisciplinary investigation of the critical issues surrounding the atrocities that occurred in Bangladesh in 1971. Click here for detailed information about the conference and featured guests is available.

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Faculty Senate Executive-Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 20, from 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in the Center for Academic Success, Room 308. For further information, please call Gloria Duff at 7-4235.

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Kean University Writing Project to Celebrate National Day on Writing

The Kean University Writing Project will celebrate the National Day on Writing with an event, entitled Mapping the Frontiers of Writing, on Tuesday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Liberty Hall. The event will feature a variety of programs for writers, including educational workshops, open mic sessions and author visits. For further information, please contact the Department of English at 908-737-0370.

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The Rescue: Joseph Kony's Child Soldiers

Wednesday, October 21, at 3 p.m. in the University Center Little Theater. The University Center and the Human Rights Institute at Kean University will host a viewing of the short documentary, The Rescue: Joseph Kony’s Child Soldiers. For more information, please contact Henry Kaplowitz at 7-5882 or via e-mail at hkaplowi@kean.edu. Click here to view the flyer.

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Liberty Hall Salutes High School Journalists

Wednesday, October 21, at 6 p.m. at Kean University. Liberty Hall Museum will hold a reception for high school journalists. Student journalists and journalism faculty from high schools located in New Jersey are invited to attend. Admission is free. High schools wishing to attend the reception must RSVP to Liberty Hall Museum at (908) 527-0400 or e-mail libertyhall@kean.edu by October 16.

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Standing Tall: Insights on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Teens

Wednesday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in the University Center Little Theatre. The Kean Counseling Center will present the documentary premiere of Standing Tall from 10 a.m. to 11a.m., followed by a panel discussion from 11 a.m. to noon. This film was developed by Brain Nandy of the Youth Enrichment Services Program, who graduated from Kean with an M.A. in behavioral science in 2001. This program will address the myriad of issues confronting gay, lesbian and bisexual teens. For further information, please contact Robin Rajs at 908-737-4863.

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Recruitment for Ronald E. McNair Program

Thursday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Townsend Hall, Room 206. The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program will be hosting open houses on these dates to recruit students for the 2009-2010 school year. Those interested in attending should contact Wendy Diaz or Jennifer Beaugris in the McNair office at 908-737-0270 or via e-mail at mcnair@kean.edu.

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KFT Executive-Council Meeting

Thursday, October 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for Academic Success, Room 205. For further information, please call Norma Hall at 7-3925.

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