October 23, 2009

  • News & Events

  • Photo Gallery

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  • Staff Notes

  • In The News

  • Reminders

News & Events

Holiday Break

This is to inform all employees that most academic buildings will be closed from Friday, December 25, 2009, through Friday, January 1, 2010. Departments and office heads are to consult with their respective vice presidents to determine what services are essential and what can be closed during this period. Employees in non-essential units, who wish to work during the December 28 to December 31 period, must notify their supervisor and the Office of Human Resources in writing, or e-mail skierney@kean.edu no later than November 30.

Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) and Veterans' Day (Wednesday, November 11) are state holidays in which the University is open and classes will be held. Employees in non-essential operations who are asked by their supervisor to work either or both of these days can "bank" the compensatory time earned and may use it during the December 28 to December 31 period. Managers and professional staff are no-limit (NL) employees and earn straight time. Classified non-exempt (NE) professional employees earn time and a half after working forty (40) hours within that week.

As in previous years, non-essential CWA, PBA, and IFPTE represented employees who work Election Day and Veterans' Day for 2009 may take three days off between December 28 to December 31 (except NL or NE titles). Employees may also charge leave without pay if they wish. Employees in non-essential units who choose to work may do so at a designated site to be announced at a later date.

It is expected that most facilities, administrative and Campus Police services will operate under normal scheduling as determined by their department heads.

Any questions regarding the use of leave credits should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 908-737-3312 or 4-3308.

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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 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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The Wilde Years: Four Decades of Shaping Visual Culture

Currently running through Saturday, November 7, at the School of Visual Art’s (SVA) Visual Arts Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street in New York City. Organized in recognition of School of Visual Arts Department Chair Richard Wilde’s 40th anniversary at the college, the show will feature iconic and culturally significant works by select alumni from all four decades of Wilde’s tenure. As an alumnus, Steven Brower, director of The Design Studio, has several pieces featured in both the show and accompanying catalog, including two posters created for the Thinking Creatively conference.

The Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is closed Sundays and federal holidays. The gallery is accessible by wheelchair. For more information, or to purchase student's work (the gallery takes no commission), please contact the SVA call 212-592-2145 or via e-mail proffice@sva.edu. For further information, click here.

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CVPA Curriculum Committee Meeting

Monday, October 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Vaughn-Eames Hall, Room 114 B. Please note that a departmental representative knowledgeable about the course must be present at the meeting to discuss the course. The course(s) will be tabled if no representative is present. For further information, please contact Jennifer Crupi at 7-4394 or via e-mail at jcrupi@kean.edu. The agenda for the College of Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Committee Meeting is as follows:

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Announcements
  4. Business

New and Revised Courses

MUS 2300 Music in the P-5 Classroom (new)

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Commuter Tax$ave Seminar

Monday, October 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Center, Room 226A. Click here for a brochure explaining the benefits of the Commuter Tax$ave Program. For more information, please call Yrelys Tapanes at 908-737-3313 or e-mail at ytapanes@kean.edu.

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Guest Music Scholar

Wednesday, October 28, at 2 p.m. in the Department of Music office, located in Wilkins Theatre, Room 120. Maria Jose Bernardes Di Cavalcanti, a Brazilian pianist and music scholar, will present a lecture on the series, Brasilianas, by Brazilian composer Osvaldo Lacerda. Di Cavalcanti, on a visit to Kean from her native country, will demonstrate at the keyboard. For further information, please contact Dr. Anthony Scelba at 7-4325 or via e-mail at ascelba@kean.edu.

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Introducing Liduino

Thursday, October 29, at 8 p.m. in Gene and Shelley Enlow Recital Hall. A program of gorgeous and evocative music by Brazilian Liduino Pitombeira, the Concert Artist Program 2009-2010 Composer-in-Residence, including Brazilian Landscapes, the string quintet that won first place in Kean's 2006 International Composition Competition; two works for clarinet; and the world premiere of Pitomeira's Piano Quintet, written for and dedicated to Kean’s Concert Artists performers. Kean’s Concert Artists include Joanna Frankel and Victoria Stewart, violins; Brett Deubner, viola; Susannah Chapman, cello; Anthony Scelba, double bass; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; and Gabriela Martinez, piano.

Pitombeira has traveled from Brazil to be in attendance. As an intermission feature, he will be interviewed by Dr. Matthew Halper and Dr. Lily Chen-Hafteck of the Department of Department. 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, please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).

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Graduate and Part-Time Student Council Bus Trip to see Baila Mi Gente at NJPAC

Friday, October 30, departing Wilkins Theatre Bus Stop at 6 p.m. Members of the Kean community are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a Latin Dance Party for only $5. Tickets are on sale now for part-time and fulltime graduate students at the Wilkins Theater and University Center Box Offices. Faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $10 and go on sale on October 26. Two tickets per Kean ID. For further information, please contact the Graduate and Part-Time Student Council Bus Trip at 908-737-5251 or via e-mail at cahench@kean.edu.

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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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Kathy Erteman: Monoprints and Clay

Image 01 From Tuesday, November 3, through Thursday, December 17 in the Karl and Helen Burger Art Gallery, located in the Center for Academic Success. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, November 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Erteman creates art with a sense of confidence and style that has evolved over a lifetime of creative experiences, diverse influences, and extensive world travel. Her parents were Dutch and Austrian refugees who moved to California to escape the Nazi occupation. In the 1960s and 1970s, she came of age in Los Angeles, when design and studio art were rapidly merging with the world of fine art. In the 1980s, she had already made a name for herself with her well-known black and white studio ceramics.

As demand for her work increased, Erteman would travel to factories in Thailand and Peru to oversee production of her designs. Over three decades, she has designed for such companies as Tiffany, Dansk, and Crate & Barrel. Her artwork is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts. Recently she lectured at the United Nations headquarters in New York City and worked as a design consultant to ceramic artisans in Tibet through the United States Agency for International Development.

At mid-career, Erteman freely works in two and three dimensions. Her art includes architectural installations, encaustic painting, printmaking, and even an occasional ceramic funerary urn. Within this wide range of expression, she consistently makes reference to her cultural and artistic influences: Bauhaus design, Minimalist sculpture, and Japanese printmaking. In 1994, she moved from Northern California to Manhattan, where she continues to live and work.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to all visitors. For image requests, please contact Neil Tetkowski, gallery director, at 908-737-0392 or via e-mail at ntetkows@kean.edu. For further information rergarding this exhibit, click here.

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A Dialog With Ken Bain

Friday, November 6, beginning with registration at 10:30 a.m., in the Kean Hall Conference Center. The Kean Faculty Network invites all Kean faculty members for a dialog with the author of the 2004 award-winning book, What the Best College Teachers Do, published by Harvard University Press.

Bain is the vice provost for Instruction, a professor of History and director of Teaching and Learning Resource Center at Montclair State University. He has taken a long interest in teaching and learning issues and, in recent years, has contributed to the scholarship in that area.

Internationally recognized for his insights into teaching and learning, as well as for a 15-year study of what educators do, he has been invited to present workshops and lectures at more than 300 universities and events throughout the world. His learning research has concentrated on a wide range of issues, including deep and sustained learning and creation of natural critical learning.

"It is the pleasure of our new faculty development group to welcome Ken Bain to Kean University and offer an opportunity for faculty to dialog with an award winning author who has researched teachers and teaching," said Maria Perez of the Center for Professional Development. "His research and presentation is relevant to all educators, whether they have been in the field for an extended period of time or new to teaching. We look forward to a morning of valuable discussion with an outcome of a better understanding of the role that teachers play in the lives of their students."

Check in, and light refreshments will be served, at 10:30 a.m. Bain’s presentation will begin at 11 a.m., and will conclude with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Click here to view the flyer. Click here to RSVP. Reservations will close on Tuesday, November 3, at 11 p.m. Seating is limited.

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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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Kean University Concert Choir and Chorale presents Gloria!!

Sunday, November 15, at 3 p.m. in the new, state-of-the-art Gene and Shelley Enlow Recital Hall, located on Kean’s East Campus at 215 North Avenue in Hillside, N.J. Admission is free.

This program will begin with an instrumental prelude featuring pianists Mayling Martinez and Jennifer F. Torres, performing Haydn’s Keyboard Concerto in G Hob XVIII4. The Kean University Chorale, a small, select vocal ensemble, will then perform the Gloria from Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noel and Ich Will Den Namen Loben from J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 142. In the concluding section of the program, the Kean University Concert Choir will perform Haydn’s stirring The Heavens Are Telling the Glory of God from The Creation, the Kyrie and Gloria from Schubert’s Mass in G, Mendelssohn’s sublime Hear My Prayer and the Qui Sedes and Laudamus Te from Poulenc’s magnificent Gloria.

Featured soloists for the concert will be Carol Baldessari, Tatyana Boyechko, Nicholas Bucci, Stephanie Chelston, Christine Danelson, Michael Harris, Veronica Khalil, Mayling Martinez and Christine Quagliato. The accompanist will be Dr. Myron Leshowitz and the program will be directed by Dr. Mark Terenzi, director of Choral Activities at Kean University.

For further information, please call the Kean University Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469) or by visiting www.kean.edu. Experience Kean’s acoustically and aesthetically magnificent new Enlow Hall with its 10’ Fazioli Grand Piano.

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The Holocaust Resource Center Presents Lecture on the Warsaw Ghetto

Monday, November 30, at 7:50 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre. The Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) at Kean University will host historian, award-winning author and Holocaust scholar, Dr. Samuel Kassow, who will lecture on History and Catastrophe: The Secret Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto. For more information on this and other HRC events, please visit www.kean.edu/~hrc/events.htm.

Kassow is a leading authority on Emanuel Ringelblum and the secret Jewish documentation of the Warsaw Ghetto. His written works include Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelbum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive (2007), The Distinctive Life of East European Jewry (2004), Students, Professors and the State in Tsarist Russia (1989), and numerous articles in professional journals. He is the recipient of the 2008 Orbis Books Prize and nominee for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award. In addition, Kassow is the Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College. He also holds fellowships from Fulbright, Princeton University, Danforth, Oxford University, Woodrow Wilson, Moscow State University, University of Warsaw and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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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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Donating Time for Jennifer Curving

Jennifer Curving, a program assistant for the Department of Theatre, is out of work due to a serious illness and has exhausted all accrued time. Those who wish to donate sick or vacation time to her should complete a Donor Transfer Certification Form available in the Office of Human Resources or online here.

Donor Requirements:

Donors must have a sick leave balance of not less than 20 accrued sick days after transfer of time.

Donors must have a vacation leave balance of not less than 12 accrued vacation days after transfer of time.,/

Donation of less than 5 days will result in conditional approval until minimum of 5 days have been donated to the recipient.

For additional information on donating time, please contact Lorice Thompson-Greer at 7-3309 or via e-mail at lgreer@kean.edu.

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Photo Gallery

Can You Hear Me Now?

Image 01 Andy Wrubel, a recruiter for Verizon Wireless, visited Kean campus on October 15 to speak to approximately 25 Computer Science and Information Technology majors. Wrubel has been recruiting for Verizon Wireless for the past 12 years, and stressed how much Verizon Wireless values Kean University Computer Science and Information Technology majors. Rich Fernandez '08, Ryan Stewart, '09, and Cory Bruno '10, are just three Computer Science alumni who are currently working at Verizon Wireless.

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Pipeline-in-a-box

Image 01 Representatives from four New Jersey community colleges visited Kean University for a discussion with academic technology expert Dr. Deborah Keyek-Franssen on Friday, October 9. Keyek-Franssen presented Pipeline-in-a-Box, a toolkit developed for community colleges to encourage students to continue their education after completing two-year degrees in computer science or information technology.

Keyek-Franssen is the director of Academic Technology at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she provides strategic leadership in the use and evaluation of educational technologies. She also serves as co-director of the Colorado Coalition for Gender and IT (CCGIT), a statewide coalition designed to increase the number of women and minorities in IT fields.

The Pipeline-in-a-Box toolkit was developed by Dr. Keyek-Franssen, in collaboration with the National Center for Women and Information Technology. During her visit to Kean, Dr. Keyek-Franssen outlined steps to help increase participation by women and minorities in computer science, including communication between community college and university faculty, student recruitment, articulation of transfer pathways between programs and emphasis on retention and graduation. For more information about the program, visit www.ncwit.org.

The presentation was hosted by the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at Kean University. Attendees included faculty from Brookdale Community College, Essex County College, Middlesex County College and Union County College, as well as Kean faculty.

Kean University works closely with community colleges in New Jersey to streamline the transfer process for students interested in continuing education in computer science and information technology. Transfer students from Middlesex and Union County Colleges attending Kean have received National Science Foundation scholarships and Kean University Foundation grants to complete their degrees. For more information about the computer science and information technology programs, visit Kean University’s Web site at www.kean.edu.

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Sports

Esposito and D’Ambrisi Named Kean Athletes of the Week

Image 01 Danielle Esposito, a sophomore forward on the Women’s Soccer Team, and Thomas D'Ambrisi, a sophomore quarterback for the Cougar football team, were named the Kean Athletes of the Week for the week of October 19. Esposito recorded six points in a 1-1 week for the Cougars in New Jersey Athletic Conference women's soccer action. She scored a pair of goals in Kean's 4-0 win over Rutgers-Newark on October 17, as she extended the Cougars lead to 2-0 in the 73rd minute before closing out the scoring with her team-leading ninth goal in the 86th minute. Earlier in the week, Esposito notched an assist on both Cougar goals in a 3-2 loss to #10 Rowan on October 14.

Image 01 D'Ambrisi was recognized for his performance in the Cougars' 40-22 victory over The College at Brockport in NJAC football action on October 17. D'Ambrisi helped the Cougars continue its best start in the program's NJAC history, as Kean improved to 5-1 overall, 5-0 in the conference. D'Ambrisi accounted for 327 yards of total offense for the Cougars, finishing with a season-best 277 yards and three touchdown passes through the air and adding 50-yards rushing, including a career-long 42-yard touchdown run. He contributed to all three third quarter touchdowns with a pair of TD passes and his TD run, as the Cougars erased a 14-10 second quarter deficit with 30 unanswered points spanning the second and third quarters.

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Home Schedule

October 23 – Women’s Tennis
vs. Lancaster Bible College at Alumni Stadium Tennis Courts, 3:30 p.m.

October 24 – Football
vs. Morrisville State College in Kean University Alumni Stadium, 1 p.m.

October 24 – Women’s Soccer
vs. Richard Stockton College in Kean Alumni Stadium, 6 p.m.

October 27 – Women’s Volleyball
vs. Rowan University in Harwood Arena, 7 p.m.

October 28 – Men’s Soccer
vs. Ramapo College in Kean Alumni Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

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Away Schedule

October 24 – Men’s Soccer
at Richard Stockton College, 1 p.m.

October 24 – Women’s Volleyball
at United States Merchant Marine Academy, 11 a.m.

October 24 – Women’s Volleyball
vs. William Paterson University at USMMA, 12:30 p.m.

October 24 – Women’s Volleyball
vs. Baruch College at USMMA, 2 p.m.

October 26 – Women’s Soccer
at Albright College, 7:30 p.m.

October 27 – Field Hockey
at The College of New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

October 28 – Women’s Soccer
at Ramapo College, 3:30 p.m.

October 29 – Field Hockey
at Juniata College, 3:30 p.m.

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Faculty, Administration & Staff Notes

Linda O'Shea, a professor Interior Design program, and M.J. Divino, an assistant professor in the program, in the Department of Design recently presented two juried paper presentations at the 2009 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Regional Conference in Boston. O'Shea and Divino co-presented The Art of the Critique....Working with the Millenial's. Divino also presented his current research and student's studio project solutions on Design for Dwarfisim.

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The Design Studio was selected for inclusion in the 2009 New Generations exhibit and catalog at SangMyung University in Chungnam, South Korea. The exhibition will open in November.

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The poster for the play, Our Lady of 121st Street, won an Honorable Mention in the 39th Creativity Annual Awards. Designed by recent Kean graduate Jamie Maimone ’09 for director Ernest Wiggins and the Department of Theater, the poster won in the professional category. According to the Creativity judges, "This year, thousands of entries were received from all over the world and the winners selected by this year's panel represent 36 countries and 32 U.S. states. Your entries were considered by the judges to be an example of outstanding creativity and design."

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In The News

Elmar Oliveira and the Arco Ensemble took the stage at Kean University’s new Enlow Recital Hall last Saturday night to perform Bach’s Complete Violin Concerti. The sold-out performance was featured in The Star-ledger (10/16).

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Sixteen Kean University students in the geology and meteorology program presented their research at the 34th Annual National Weather Association Conference from October 17 through 22 in Norfolk, Va. Pre-event coverage included Mycentraljersey.com (10/15).

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Reminders

Kean University Child Care & Development Center Says Thanks!

Thank You, Kean University Alumni Association! This summer, the children at the Kean University Child Care & Development Center enjoyed playing on a new piece of equipment, monkey bars, which was funded by the Alumni Association.

Sincerely,

Kathy Berkowitz
Director
Kean University Child Care Center

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Kean University Knitters and Crocheters

Image 01 Every Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Academic Success, Room 313. 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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Kean University Farmers Market

Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests are invited to visit the market and choose among a wide selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, organic products and flowers. For further information, please contact Mary Roman at 7-0673.

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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. 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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Sunday Mass

Sundays, October 25, and All Saints Day, November 1, 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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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. To view the flyer, click here.

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A Holy Hour of Meditation

Monday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Walburga Monastery in Elizabeth, N.J. All students are invited to spend quiet time meditating. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact Father Thomas Blind at (908) 737-4835 or via e-mail at tblind@kean.edu, or Sister Mariette at 908-352-4278, Extension 274.

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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. 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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Due date for 2010 Book Orders is October 26

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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Global Education and Innovation presents the 21st Century Learner Series

The School for Global Education & Innovation will present a workshop program, as part of the ongoing 21st Century Learner Series for Kean University faculty and staff. These workshops will examine contemporary tools, issues and techniques that explore 21st century learning. These are BYOL (bring your own laptop) workshops - guests are welcome to bring their own laptops, or one will be provided. All workshops will be held in Kean Hall, Room 225, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. For a full listing of workshops, click here. All workshops are free of charge. Preregistration is required. Click here to register. For further information, please call the School for Global Education and Innovation at 908-737-3869.

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