April 1, 2011
News & Events
Effective April 17, the United States Postal Service is making price changes to some of its First-Class Mail Services. First-Class letters over one ounce and postcard rates will increase. Mail Services urges all departments to utilize Standard Mail (Bulk Mail) Non-Profit as a cost-saving measure for all mailing over 200 pieces. For further information, please contact Matt Mruk at 908.737.5072 or Joe Kang at 908.737.5060.
ID 1800 "The Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity"
Five sections of ID 1800 to be Offered During Fall 2011 Semester
No subject generates more controversy and demands more attention than the subject of genocide. Genocide – the deliberate attempt by the highest levels of government to eliminate an entire group of people – is a uniquely modern phenomenon, implicating intellectuals and other professionals in addition to political leaders. We will examine testimonies, documentary films and case studies on genocide in Asia, Africa and the United States, as well as on the Holocaust, the paradigmatic genocide of the 20th century. We will also consider the civilized world’s obligation and scope for preventing genocide in the 21st century: the existence of dissent, resistance and attempts at rescue while genocide was in progress, the quest for justice and the question of forgiveness after the event, and the premise that the humanities (including this course) can humanize and nurture tolerant behavior.
The course will include a trip to the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Enroll now - we will accept students only on a first-come first-served basis since we are offering ive sections of this course and space is limited.
Section 01 meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. with Vivian Rodriguez
Section 02 will meet on Wednesdays at 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with Melissa Tomich
Section 03 meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with Stacy Schiller
Section 04 will meet on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. with Janice Kroposky
Section 05 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with Keith Nunes
HOW TO UTILIZE THIS COURSE IN YOUR PROGRAM:
- It is a valuable free elective for all students.
- It can serve as a major elective for History majors.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Hank Kaplowitz at 908.737.4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencement 2011 - Important Information
Important and time-sensitive information on commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students is now available. Undergraduate students should visit www.kean.edu/commencement and graduate students should visit www.kean.edu/graduate.
You can sign up to be a marshal for one or both ceremonies. Join your colleagues for these festive occasions that celebrate our students and everyone involved in their success. Instructions will be provided at upcoming meetings.
If you would like to volunteer for a spot on the line of the heralded marshals in the blue robes, please contact Ken Wolpin at email@example.com.
A bus will be available to transport marshals from Kean University to NJPAC on Tuesday, May 10, at 4 p.m. A bus will also be available to transport marshals from Kean University to the PNC Bank Arts Center on Thursday, May 12. To make a reservation, please e-mail Ken Wolpin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 Presidential Excellence Awards
President Dawood Farahi is pleased to announce that the 2011 Presidential Excellence Awards include a total of 24 recipients. The Kean University Foundation will award a $500 check to each selected employee in recognition of outstanding achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. Click here for a full description and the requirements for each award.
Harry Bertoia: Works On Paper and Furniture
Through Tuesday, May 10, in the Burger Art Gallery. These works are on loan from the Estate of Harry Bertoia, Seraphin Gallery and Knoll, Inc. Click here for more information about Harry Bertoia: Works On Paper and Furniture.
Kean Players on Tour Present A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gail Winar
Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m., in the University Center Little Theatre. Madcap merriment ensues when mismatched lovers, loutish laborers, feuding faeries, and one spirited sprite collide under a magical midsummer moon in a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s most cherished comedy. Perfect for all theatergoers: kids and parents, students and teachers, scholars and beginners. Just bring your sense of humor! Tickets are $25 for the general public; $12 for seniors; and $10 for students. For further information or to purchase tickets, please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469).
Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra - 50 Piece Ensemble
Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre. Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European folk music. Tickets are $30. For further information or to purchase tickets, please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469).
NJSBDC at Kean Seminar: The New Small: How A New Breed Of Small Businesses Is Harnessing The Power Of Emerging Technology
Monday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 240 Route 22 West, Springfield, N.J. Acclaimed author Phil Simon will discuss aspects derived from his latest book, The New Small, offering pragmatic advice and lessons for companies regarding social media, cloud computing, mobility and other key technologies. Current and prospective business owners will discover how companies can creatively and intelligently use technology to reach new customers, reduce costs, increase internal collaboration and communication, and create flexible work environments.
Simon is a public speaker, writer and consultant, focusing on how organizations utilize technology. His latest book, The New Small: How A New Breed Of Small Businesses Is Harnessing The Power Of Emerging Technology, is receiving high praise from the business community. His other recent books include Why New Systems Fail and The Next Wave of Technologies. For further information or to register for the workshop, please contact the NJSBDC at Kean at 908.737.4220 or email@example.com.
2011 Premiere Artists Series
Tuesday, April 5, at 3:15 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre. Premiere Stages will host the 2011 Premiere Artists Series, a panel discussion and symposium featuring award-winning sound designers Tom Clark and Brett Moore. Premiere Stages invites students and the general public to attend an in-depth conversation of design technology and careers in sound design and engineering.
The panelists’ expertise encompasses work at a broad range of theaters on Broadway, off-Broadway, internationally and nationally leading regional theatres.
Clark has been a sound designer for 30 years and is the founder of Acme Sound Partners, a prominent theatrical sound design company, currently on Broadway with Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Lombardi and The Addams Family. In addition to classical music and various live performance events, other designs include the Broadway and/or national tours of Fences, Hair and 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, In The Heights. Internationally, Acme designed the 2011 Olivier Award Best New Musical-winner Legally Blonde, as well as Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone and Avenue Q in London, and the South Korean and South African productions of Dreamgirls.
Moore has been the resident sound engineer for the Tony Award-winning Papermill Playhouse in Milburn, N.J., since 2009, where he has helmed the sound board for productions from the current A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum to 1776 and The Importance of Being Earnest. His has worked at Utah Shakespearean Festival, Utah Musical Theater, Riverside Theater in Vero Beach and the Barrington Theater Company.
The Premiere Artists Series is offered in collaboration with Kean University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and brings world-class theatre professionals to engage students and the campus community in uniquely tailored master classes, lectures and residency programs. These events provide excellent networking opportunities and often lead to internships, assistantships and employment in the field. Past visiting artists who have participated in the Premiere Artists Series include Woodie King, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Norbert Leo Butz, Olympia Dukakis, John Lee Beatty, Rick Sordelet, Kim Zimmer and Lee Blessing. Admission and parking for the Premiere Artists Series is free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908.737.4092 for more information and to reserve tickets.
Lenten Masses 2011
Every Wednesday at noon from now through April 20, in the University Center, Room 226 A. For further information, please contact Fr. Thomas Blind at 908.737.4835 or email@example.com.
Eighth Annual Thinking Creatively Conference
Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, from noon to 5 p.m. in the STEM Building and University Center. The Eighth Annual Thinking Creatively Conference brings together all sorts of creative thinkers for two days of intellectual refreshment and inspiration. The theme for this year's conference is INTERSECTIONS: Design, Commerce, Entertainment, Technology, Science, Culture. For more information, please contact Rose Gonnella, executive director of the Robert Busch School of Design, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908.737.4432, or visit the Thinking Creatively Web site at www.thinkingcreatively.org.
Worlds of History Launch Symposium
Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8. The Department of History will formally launch its new General Education history course, HIST 1062, Worlds of History, with a symposium, entitled Where in the World? The symposium is free and open to the entire Kean and local communities. Classes are welcome.
The event will kick off on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Liberty Hall, immediately followed by a lecture. Renowned scholar Dr. Jerry Bentley of the University of Hawaii will deliver the lecture, entitled Where and Why is World History? Bentley is the founder of the World History Association and author of many books and textbooks on world history. Following the lecture, a panel comprised of Kean faculty members will lead an open discussion.
The symposium will continue on Friday, April 8, beginning with light international snacks from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., in the Carriage House, to be followed by an exploration of the relationship between local history and the world. Kean students will present several performances, as well as participate on a panel which will address Where in the World is Kean?, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Dr. William Schroh, director of operations for Liberty Hall, will discuss Where in the World was the Kean Family?. He will be accompanied by Susan Garino, coordinator of facilities for Liberty Hall, who will showcase samples from the currently running exhibit, Stitches in Time.
Following a lunch break of international foods available for purchase, the symposium will continue at 12:30 p.m., as Dr. Paul Mattingly of the Elizabeth Historical Society discusses Where in the World is Elizabeth?. Dr. Sue Gronewold, chair of the Department of History, will wrap up the day by discussing the world-class presence of Elizabeth's own Singer Sewing Machine factory from the late 19th century through the 1970s. For further information, please contact Gronewold at 908.737.4254.
Communication Day at Kean University
Thursday, April 7, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at various locations on campus. The student chapter of the American Meteorological Society & National Weather Association (AMS/NWA) at Kean University will host an interactive, expert-led Communication Day. The event is free and open to the public.
Guest speakers include, from News 12, meteorologists and Kean alumni Mike Favetta ’07 and Michele Powers ’05, and from PIX 11 (WPIX-TV), Howard Dorsey, executive producer, Nicole Clarity, senior producer, Sukanya Krishnan, anchor, Debra Alfarone, reporter, Tony Mazza, camera/truck operator, Chuck D'Amodio, news writer, Kean alumnus Joe Punday, weather producer, and Kean student Lisa Mateo, reporter/weekend weather anchor. Faculty members from Kean’s Department of Communication, Drs. Christopher Lynch, Fred Fitch and Jack Sargent, will also participate. Sessions include interactive workshops at the university’s TV and radio studios, skill-building seminars with the experts on news writing, public speaking and interviews, a tour of the PIX 11 news van and a panel discussion. A video from Kean alumnus Justin Ryan, meteorologist at Fox in Detroit, will also be shown. For more information, and an updated schedule of events, please visit hurri.kean.edu/commday or e-mail Daniel Peck at email@example.com.
Public Intellectuals in the 21st Century
Thursday, April 7, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Bruce Hall, Room 109. Public Intellectuals in the 21st Century, a Faculty Seminar symposium comprising faculty and students, will explore the implications of an emerging intellectual discourse that involves social networking, popular music and other new media, and possesses the promise of convincing a skeptical public about higher education's unique value to society. President Dr. Dawood Farahi will provide an introduction and Dr. Jeffrey Toney, dean of the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, will serve as moderator of the event. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For further information, please contact the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences at 908.737.3600.
KFT General-Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 7, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Hennings Hall, Room 113. For further information, please call Norma Hall at 908.737.3925.
Diamonds are Forever
Saturday, April 9. Please join your colleagues, friends and alumni as we celebrate Kean University Baseball and Softball. The lineup is as follows:
Baseball Doubleheader versus
Montclair State University Red Hawks
Jim Hynes '63 Baseball Stadium
Softball Doubleheader versus
Richard Stockton College Ospreys
Kean University Softball Field
12:30 to 4 p.m.
Barbecue Lunch and Refreshments
Admission is Free. Please RSVP by Sunday, April 3, to 877.737-3868 or click here to register online.
Halper World Premiere by Arco Ensemble
Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall. The Arco Ensemble will present a concert of works by American composers, including the world premiere of Dr. Matthew Halper's Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra. Kean University Concert Artist Christopher Kenniff will be the featured soloist. Stewart Robertson, renowned for his work with the Glimmerglass Opera and the New York City Opera, will be the guest conductor.
"It is very exciting and rewarding to be able to collaborate with my Kean Conservatory colleagues and share my work, particularly a world premiere, with my Kean students and peers on my 'home turf,': said Halper. "This is one of the many satisfying aspects of being both an academic and a professional composer."
The composition of the concerto was supported by Kean University's Released Time for Research program. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, please contact the Kean Stage Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469) or visit www.enlowhall.kean.edu. The concerto will be performed again by the Arco Ensemble on the following day, Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. at the First Reformed Church, 61 Main St., Little Falls, N.J.
Catholic Newman Club Scripture Sharing
Thursday, April 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success. The Catholic Newman Club invites guests to prayerfully reflect on the Word of God and discuss how best to integrate and live the Word of God in our lives. All new members are welcome. For more information, please contact Father Thomas Blind at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908.737.4835.
Professional Self-Empowerment Tips
Monday, April 11, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success, Room 118. The Hispanic Association of College Employees at Kean University invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to attend a presentation on Professional Self-Empowerment. Rod Colón, CEO of Empowering Today’s Professionals Network and author of Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs will offer tips on networking, branding yourself and putting your skills to work - literally. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes. Admission is free. Pre-registration is requested. Please click here to register. For more information, please contact Millie Gonzalez at email@example.com.
Gardasil Vaccine Clinic
Monday, April 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 228. Gardasil Vaccine Clinic Health Services will host a Gardasil vaccine clinics. Gardasil is a series of three vaccines. They are $15 each, billed to your Kean account. For further information, please contact the Department of Health Services at 908.737.4880. To view a flyer for the event, click here.
ashes, ashes: A Poet Responds to the Holocaust
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 11, 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre. Emmy-nominated poet Dr. Susanna Rich, a professor in the Department of English, will present ashes, ashes: A Poet Responds to the Holocaust, the third installment in a series of daring one-woman, audience-interactive performances written, produced and performed by Rich and directed by Kennedy Center award-winning Ernest Wiggins, associate professor in Kean’s Department of Theatre. Also contributing to the performance are Production Assistant and Curator Samantha Jackson, artist Jo Jochnowitz, musical composer Don Fast, and consultants Wendy Temple, Terri Warmbrand and Bernie Weinstein. Admission is free and open to the public.
Vigil and remembrance, ashes, ashes probes the many faces of tyranny, and celebrates the triumph of human dignity and love. In this production, Rich will perform original poems she wrote in response to the Holocaust that she presented with artist Jo Jochnowitz in a long series of anti-hate programs, exhibits, conferences and high school presentations through the New Jersey School of the Arts.
Sister Rose Thering, OP, a former member of the Kean Board of Trustees, wrote, “Susanna Rich and Jo Jochnowitz daily lay bare their souls to see that which is too hard to see, to speak that which is too hard to speak…our greatest hope is to experience, through the arts, the realities suffered by those who have been the victims of institutionalized ignorance and hate so that there will be no more victims and no more perpetrators.”
Dr. Paul Winkler, executive director of The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, recommends ashes, ashes as a vehicle to meet the state mandate for Holocaust/Genocide Studies.
This program is sponsored by multiple Kean University programs: The Human Rights Institute, departments of English and Theatre, The Holocaust Resource Center, Jewish Studies Program, The Master of Arts Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Women’s Studies Program, Office of Theatre Management, Kean Stage and Human Rights Club. To reserve seats, please contact Dr. Susanna Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Kean Stage Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469).
The Faculty Development Network's Junior Faculty Luncheon
Tuesday, April 12, from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Kean Hall, Room 127. The Faculty Development Network (FDN) proudly invites you to join us for our first ever Junior Faculty Luncheon on Tuesday, April 12th, from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Kean Hall, Room 127. This luncheon will feature a brief welcome by the FDN, followed by breakout sessions led by accomplished faculty members who were tenured in the last five years. All attending faculty will have the opportunity to engage in two separate breakout sessions on topics such as the tenure-track, promotion, grant writing and teaching. Register by April 6 at www.kean.edu/~facdev. For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Donoghue at email@example.com.
Faculty Senate Full-Senate Meeting
Tuesday, April 12, from 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in the University Center, Room 226 A & B. For further information, please contact Kelly Nemeth at 908.737.4235.
Tuesday, April 12, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success, Room 106. The Office of Career Development and Advancement and the Department of Communication cordially invite students to participate in its Career Presentation, featuring Sharon D'Agostino, vice president for Worldwide Corporate Contributions and Community Relations for Johnson & Johnson.
Refreshments will be served after the event. To register for this event, please register via College Central Network (CCN) at www.collegecentral.com/kean. For additional information, please contact the Office of Career Development and Advancement at 908.737.0320 or visit the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success, Room 123.
Author Daniel Mendelsohn Lectures on Best-Selling Book The Lost: A Search for Six of the Six Million
Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in the STEM Auditorium. Daniel Mendelsohn will explore the subject of his international best-selling book, The Lost: A Search for Six of the Six Million, the story of Mendelsohn’s world-wide search for information about the fates of six relatives who perished in the Holocaust. The author of six books, Mendelsohn is also a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic and New York Magazine. In 2001, he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Excellence in Reviewing. This event is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program in cooperation with the Holocaust Resource Center, the Human Rights Institute and the Master of Arts Degree Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. For more information, please contact Dr. Dennis Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KFT Executive-Council Meeting
Thursday, April 14, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success, Room 308. For further information, please call Norma Hall at 908.737.3925.
Waiting for Superman Film Viewing and Panel Discussion About Charter Schools
Thursday, April 14, at 6:45 p.m. in the STEM Building Auditorium. The College of Education will host a viewing of the film Waiting for Superman, followed by a panel discussion on charter schools and their effectiveness. The panel will be comprised of former Kean alumni who are currently principals and superintendents, as well as a representative from the N.J. Charter Schools Association. This event is open to Kean students, faculty and alumni. To RSVP, please contact Maria DeVincentis at email@example.com.
Bella Notte Senior Formal
For Graduating Seniors Only
Friday, April 15, at the Sheraton Hotel in Parsippany, N.J. This year’s theme is Bella Notte (Beautiful Night). The festivities will commence at 8 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 9 p.m. Guests can be a part of this memorable event by purchasing a ticket for $50. Payment will be accepted in cash only. There are a limited amount of tickets currently on sale. Only graduating seniors who have completed graduation requirements for December 2010, or who have filed for graduation for May 2011 or August 2011, are eligible to purchase tickets. Tickets are not transferable; ID will be checked at the door. ID must match the name of the student who purchased the ticket.
To purchase a ticket, click here, print and fill out a Student Participant Agreement Form for each guest. In order to purchase these tickets, you must bring the forms with you at the time of purchase to the Wilkins Theater Box Office. Purchase your tickets early as there are a limited amount of tickets and they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be sold up until Thursday, April 7. No Exceptions! For more information, please call 908.737.5190.
Spring 2012 Preprofessional Field Work or Professional Internship Applications
All College of Education students who will be performing their preprofessional field work or a professional internship in Spring 2012 are advised that applications are due in the Teaching Performance Center, located in Willis Hall, Room 110, no later than Friday, April 15. For further information, please contact the Teaching Performance Center at 908.737.4185.
Kean to Host Educating the Educators: The Impact of Turner Syndrome Conference
Saturday, April 16. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the University Center. There is a fee of $10, which includes lunch and refreshments. Hosted by the College of Education and School of Psychology.
This conference, designed for educators, school nurses, school psychologists and future educators and professionals, will focus on the educational implications of Turner Syndrome (TS), which occurs in approximately 1 in 2000 live female births. TS is characterized by a variety of physical implications (most commonly short stature) and development and learning issues (deficits in visuospatial organization, social cognition and math abilities).
According to Dr. Suzanne Bousquet, executive director of Kean’s School of Psychology, over one third of girls with TS are diagnosed in mid-childhood and adolescence – during their school years. “This conference will thus inform educators about the cognitive issues likely to have an impact in the classroom, prepare school psychologists to collaborate with teachers and parents to maximize educational outcomes, and inform school nurses for possible referral for diagnosis and/or clinical oversight,” Bousquet said.
Dr. Paul H. Saenger, section chief and professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present the keynote address, entitled Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Turner Syndrome, at 10:30 a.m. in the University Center Little Theatre. Breakout informational sessions will then be held for educators, school nurses and school psychologists, as well as for families affected by TS. Patient families may register for the conference at www.turnersyndrome.org.
At the conclusion of the conference, all guests are invited to attend a free encore matinee performance of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a Kean Players on Tour production, at 3 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre.
The College of Education at Kean University will issue certificates of professional development. The Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF), a 501C3 nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers, is partnering with the Kean University to help host the conference. Partial funding will also be provided by the Kean University Psychology Club and the APO Fraternity, a Kean University student theatre group.
Conference registration links will be available on the Kean University Web site at www.kean.edu and the Turner Syndrome Foundation website at www.TurnerSyndromeFoundation.org. For further information or to register, please contact Dr. Suzanne Bousquet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall Presents Jim Brickman
Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall. Pianist and composer Jim Brickman will perform a one-night-only concert. Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. His romantic piano sounds have made him the bestselling solo piano artist of our time. Brickman’s signature style of playing and songwriting has brought him two Grammy nods, six Gold and Platinum albums, and 28 charted adult radio hits. He recently tied for most #1 CD’s on Billboard’s New Age Chart, and currently holds four of its top ten spots.
Jim's best-known compositions include the chart-toppers Valentine, The Gift, Love of My Life, Simple Things and Peace. He has established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists that include: Martina McBride, Gerald Levert, Lady Antebellum, Matt Giraud, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John, and four American Idol finalists.
Jim Brickman’s performance at Enlow Hall will feature songs from his recent CD entitled Home. Thank You, the featured single off this new album reached No. 1 most added song in Billboard’s R&R during its first week on the radio in August, 2010.
Tickets are $40 and are on sale now to this one-night-only concert. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Kean Stage Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469), online at enlowhall.kean.edu or in person at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater Box Office.
Empowerment and Education
Wednesday, April 20, at 8 p.m. in the Wilkins Theatre. Student Organization of Kean University will host Ice-T, well-known rapper, author and star of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (as Detective Odafin Tutuola), for a lecture and discussion on Empowerment and Education. Born in Newark, N.J., Ice-T is the original embodiment of L.A. hip-hop and a cultural icon. Through his music, his book, titled The Ice Opinion (1994), and his lecture tours at prisons, high schools, libraries and colleges, Ice-T has become an influential spokesman for America’s youth. Admission is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required and must be picked up at the Wilkins Theatre Box Office. For more information, please call 908.737.5190.
Senior Undergraduate Honors Convocation 2011
Thursday, April 21, at 3:15 p.m. in the Harwood Arena. Faculty members are invited to participate in the procession, ceremony and reception. The event is very important to the student honorees and their families. “You, as educators and mentors, have been the most important part of their university experience,” said Dr. Mark Lender, interim vice president for Academic Affairs. “Your presence gives added weight and meaning to the occasion and I urge you to attend if you can.”
For rental of the academic regalia, please contact the University Bookstore at 908.737.5230. For your convenience, D’Angola Gym, Room 170, has been reserved for robe change prior to the ceremony. If attending, please plan to be at the Harwood Arena by 2:30 p.m. to line up for the procession. If you plan to participate in this event, please send an email to Armanda Cerqueira at email@example.com.
Holocaust Remembrance: Paper Clips Film Viewing and Discussion
Monday, April 25, from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre. The film Paper Clips will be shown to commemorate the Holocaust. The film features a group of teachers in a small school district in the Ozarks and how they developed and taught an interdisciplinary unit about the Holocaust that virtually impacted all of the residents of this small town. The film illustrates how this unit on the Holocaust was developed and taught. For further information, please contact Maria DeVincentis at 908.737.3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Poster Presentation - Kean Research Days 2011; Applications Now Being Accepted
Wednesday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon in the STEM Building Atrium. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is accepting applications from Students Poster Registration who would like to exhibit their research at the upcoming Kean University Research Days on April 27. All Kean University graduate and undergraduate students who are conducting original research, original data collection or creative work under the supervision of a Kean University faculty member are eligible to exhibit. Research or creative work may be part of an academic program requirement or may be an independent project. Research projects may be at any stage of completion. Students may register individually or as a team of up to three.
The Center for Professional Development will assist with the design and printing of posters if students contact them for an appointment by Friday, April 1. Lunch will be provided for all participating students at noon on the 6th floor of the STEM building. All students will receive a personalized certificate of participation. Students can register online at orsp.kean.edu. Students may also call the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 908.737.3461 with individual questions.
Kean Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre. This Kean Jazz Ensemble performance will feature the big band but also a jazz combo and a male vocal sextet. Several premieres are being prepared for the evening. Admission is free. For further information, please contact Pierre Hafteck at email@example.com.
Lakewood BlueClaws Baseball Game
Saturday, April 30, at 4:05 p.m. at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J. Kean's Sports Marketing class will be selling tickets to the Lakewood BlueClaws baseball game on Wednesday, April 6, in the University Center. Part of the proceeds will go to a childhood cancer camp called Camp Happy Times. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, please contact Emily Applegate at KU4ValFund@gmail.com.
Study Abroad In Spain! Summer 2011
May 16 to June 10. Students are invited to study abroad at Jaen University in Spain. Jaen, the capital city of the province and the site of the university, is surrounded by natural beauty and historical sites. Jaen's landscapes reflect a quiet and simple beauty in a province renowned for the highest number of square kilometers devoted to national parks. Experience the wonders of Spain including the subtropical beaches of Almunecar or Salobre, the breathtaking beauty of Ãsbeda or Baeza (the most magnificent example of Renaissance art in the South of Europe). Study Spanish, and select English and business courses in an enchanting locale that was the border between the Arab and Christian kingdoms during the Middle Ages. Universidad de Jaen is a medium-sized institution in the northeast of the city and has all the amenities to meet student's personal and academic needs. All majors qualify for this exciting opportunity. The trip is open to all Kean students in sophomore standing or above. For further information, please contact Timothy Torre in the Center for International Studies at 908.737.7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
14th Annual Kean University Gala
Thursday, June 16. The 14th Annual Kean University Gala is taking a road trip to the Jersey Shore and you're invited! Please join your colleagues, friends and alumni as we greet summer and celebrate Kean University in style at the elegant and scenic Ocean Place Resort and Spa, located in nearby Long Branch, New Jersey.
Best of all, individual tickets for our faculty and staff are again being offered at a discounted price of $200. Many sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available for those who would like to further support the campus community. Although it's only a short ride down the Garden State Parkway, we are offering a limited number of rooms at Ocean Place for a special rate. Please call 800.411.6493 for reservations. Round-trip shuttle service will also be available from Kean on the day of the Gala.
For your convenience, purchases can be made either online or in-person by visiting Townsend Hall, Room 129. Payment options include credit card or check, and payroll deduction is now open.
Thank you in advance for your support. Bring your flip flops and dancing shoes, and we'll see you at the beach! To purchase tickets or learn more about the gala, click here or call the Foundation Office at 908.737.3460.
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April 2 - Baseball
vs. The College of New Jersey in Jim Hynes '63 Stadium (DH), 11:30 a.m.
April 2 - Women's Lacrosse
vs. The Sage Colleges in Kean University Alumni Stadium, 1 p.m.
April 4 - Baseball
vs. DeSales University in Jim Hynes '63 Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
April 5 - Softball
vs. Rutgers-Newark on Cougar Field (DH), 3 p.m.
April 6 - Men's Lacrosse
vs. Mt. St. Mary's College (N.Y.) in Kean University Alumni Stadium, 7 p.m.
April 7 - Softball
vs. Lebanon Valley College on Cougar Field (DH), 3 p.m.
April 7 - Women's Lacrosse
vs. College of Mt. St. Vincent in Kean University Alumni Stadium, 7 p.m.
April 8 - Baseball
at Rutgers-Camden in Jim Hynes '63 Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
April 9 - Baseball
vs. Montclair State University in Jim Hynes '63 Stadium (DH), 11:30 a.m.
April 9 - Softball
vs. Richard Stockton College on Cougar Field (DH), 1 p.m.
April 2 - Softball
at New Jersey City University (DH), 1 p.m.
April 2 - Men's Lacrosse
at Centenary College, 3:30 p.m.
April 4 - Men's Lacrosse
at Castleton State College, 4 p.m.
April 5 - Baseball
at College of Staten Island, 3:30 p.m.
April 5 - Women's Lacrosse
at SUNY-Maritime College, 7 p.m.
April 7 - Baseball
at Rutgers-Camden, 3:30 p.m.
April 9 - Men's Lacrosse
at SUNY-Maritime College, 1 p.m.
April 9 - Women's Lacrosse
at Farmingdale State College, 1 p.m.
Graduate College Open House Draws Big Crowd
More than 1,500 people showed up on a sunny but brisk day to attend Kean University’s annual spring Graduate College Open House on March 27. Nathan Weiss Graduate College Dean Steven Lorenzet said the open house crowd was the biggest that the graduate school has hosted in recent memory.
Prospective students met with graduate faculty members and program coordinators to discuss the more than 45 options leading to a master’s degree, doctoral degree, professional diploma and/or state certification. The open house also included discussions on the topic of making graduate education affordable. Kean administrators addressed financial aid, scholarships and the graduate assistantship program.
Lorenzet said he thinks open house events are important to give prospective students an introduction to Kean’s quality programs and facilities. “There is nothing like seeing Kean and the beautiful campus here,“ Lorenzet said. “It’s important for students to see it for themselves and to have some interaction with faculty as well. What we try to impress upon people is that we have world-class offerings, and to show them how distinct and wide those offerings are.’’
For the Lusk family of Scotch Plains, Kean is an academic tradition. Ron and Dorothy Lusk and their daughter, Kelly, are all Kean grads. Daughter Chelsea Lusk is a junior at Kean. During the open house, another daughter, Jillian Lusk, was contemplating enrolling at Kean for her master’s degree. She can seek inspiration from her mom, Dorothy, who will graduate in May with a master’s degree in special education.
“Getting my master’s at Kean has truly benefited me because I’m studying something I can use in my class,’’ said Dorothy Lusk, who teaches in Scotch Plain schools. “I’ve become a much better teacher.“
Ramona Rice, 28, said her mind was already made up about Kean. “I definitely want to come here,“ said Rice, who attended the open house with her mother, Cynthia Guinn.
Rice, who works in the administrative courts system in Trenton, is aiming for a master’s degree in public administration. “With the economy the way it is, the competition is a little bit better, and I want to make a bigger salary,” Rice said. “I didn’t realize there were so many other kinds of jobs available in my field, but I’m learning that at the open house today. So that’s exciting.”
Likewise, Evins Hertilien, a 23-year old Willingboro resident, was excited with the prospects of furthering his interest in law enforcement. “I’m thinking it’s better for me to get a master’s degree,” he said. “You can never have enough education.”
Nearly 2,000 Guests Attend Spring Undergraduate Open House
As word continues to spread regarding Kean’s world-class programs and faculty, nearly 2,000 people attended the spring undergraduate open house on March 26. The annual event once again offered a full-day program designed to meet the academic interests and needs of prospective students and their families.
The event kicked off at noon as guests filled Harwood Arena to capacity for a welcome address by Kean President Dr. Dawood Farahi. Following a greeting by Valerie Winslow, director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, elementary education major Katie Napolitano introduced Farahi, who highlighted the exceptional academic programs, faculty, facilities, services and amenities available on campus. “My hope is that you will all choose to attend Kean,” Farahi told the students. “When you meet the faculty members and see the facilities on campus, you will ask, ‘How did you do that?’” Farahi added that, when visiting a college campus, it is important for students to look for a school that is the best fit for them. “And make sure you get it done in four years,” he said.
Farahi also addressed the parents directly, reassuring them that Kean’s mission is “to give your son or daughter the best chance in life.” “There isn’t a parent who doesn’t want a better life for their children, and a better life can only be achieved through a quality college education,” he said.
Throughout the day, attendees had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Kean faculty members, who discussed the more than 50 available undergraduate programs. Guests also attended a series of information sessions on a host of important topics, such as financial aid, scholarships and transfer opportunities. In addition, Kean students led guests on tours of the campus and residence halls, sharing their insights and experiences of life at Kean.
Ashley-Lynn Chrzaszcz, a junior at Edison (N.J.) High School, attended the open house with her mother, Shelley Chrzaszcz, to discover all that Kean had to offer. “It was my idea,” said Ashley-Lynn. “I wanted to see all of the services that can benefit me, including scholarships and financial aid opportunities.”
Dana Dellavalle, a student at St. Joseph by the Sea High School in Staten Island, N.Y., was interested in checking out the Occupational Therapy program, as well as the new residence halls. Dana, who made the trip to campus with her mother, Michele Dellavalle, said that she had heard positive feedback about the university from her cousins – and current Kean students – Gina Sefershayan and Christopher James.
Sequoia Richardson, a senior at Plainfield (N.J.) High School, attended the event on the advice of her mother, Mary O’Neal. “She is a senior in high school and we don’t live very far, so, I said, ‘Let’s go check it out,’” O’Neal said. Sequoia wanted to learn more about the criminal justice program, perhaps one day following in the footsteps of her sister, Tommina Johnson, who is a patrolman for the Kean Campus Police.
With sights set on a career in communication, Sharief Johnson, a student at Bayonne (N.J.) High School, attended the event with his guardian Elizabeth Stokes and his aunt. “I wanted to get a feel for the campus, such as the traditions and the students,” said Johnson, who is also interested in playing football for the Kean Cougars. “I want to get the most out of my educational experience.” Stokes agreed, adding, “Education is what is going to take him anywhere in life.”
Kean University and NJIT Partner to Offer Engineering Science Scholars Program
Kean University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have formed a partnership to offer the Engineer Science Scholars Program to highly qualified undergraduate students. Students in this program who meet all the requirements will earn a bachelor’s degree in Science & Technology/Engineering Science from the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM) at Kean University, and then complete a master’s degree from the College of Engineering at NJIT. The program will enable full-time students to earn both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as rapidly as five years.
Kean President Dr. Dawood Farahi and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch signed an articulation agreement to offer the program, in a ceremony held on March 22 in the Conklin Conference Center, located in Kean’s STEM Building.
“This program is an excellent cost-effective pathway for students to enroll at Kean and continue their education at NJIT,” said Altenkirch. “We are very pleased to be a part of this program. Kean has always been a great partner to us and Dawood has always been a great friend to us.”
Farahi echoed the sentiment, saying, “If you focus on students, you will always come up with a solution. If you focus on something else, then the solution gets complicated. If you find a partnership that does what you want for your students, then you maintain that partnership.”
The Engineering Science option in the NJCSTM is a four-year bachelor’s degree focusing on the scientific basis for modern engineering, with coursework in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and computer science, as well as specialized engineering coursework. Certain engineering coursework, selected with the advisement of both Kean NJCSTM and NJIT faculty advisors, is taken at NJIT and counts toward both the Kean bachelor’s degree and the NJIT master’s degree.
Students who have successfully completed all pro-gram requirements matriculate directly into the master’s degree program at NJIT. Available engineering options include specializations in: mechanical, industrial, electrical, chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical engineering and civil, including structural, construction and transportation.
William Livingston and the Cultural Value of Trees in the Atlantic World
Perhaps more than any other nation, France knows firsthand that New Jersey is indeed the Garden State. Kean History Professor Elizabeth Hyde’s study, Arboreal Negotiations: Andre Michaux, William Livingston and the Cultural Value of Trees in the Atlantic World, examines the relationship that develops between New Jersey and France about botanical matters back in the 18th Century. Hyde shared the results of her study, which unveiled political and cultural implications about trees, with an audience of Kean students on March 24 in the Carriage House at the Liberty Hall Museum.
Michaux, botanist to Louis XVI of France, consulted with Livingston, New Jersey’s first governor who lived in Liberty Hall, to purchase a tract of state land to create a garden for gathering trees and other specimens. Livingston, an avid gardener himself, encouraged the New Jersey state assembly to grant permission to the French. The Assembly did, and Michaux bought the land, constructed the garden and then launched a botanical exploration of North America. The French used the timber from the trees grown in Jersey for building and planted some of the trees in their national garden.
Hyde said her study grew out of her personal interest in flowers and horticulture.
Kean junior Yeselys Gonzalez, a history major, said Hyde’s study and presentation was informative and revealing. “People gave so much importance to trees but we take it for granted today,’’ Gonzalez said.
Diversity Council Helps Students Stand Up for Civil Rights
In recent years, the sometimes fatal consequences of bullying have been brought to the forefront of news reports across the country. At Kean University on March 17, more than 200 students from 17 New Jersey high schools attended Stand Up for Civil Rights: Tools for Combating Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation.
Sponsored by the Diversity Council, the event featured New Jersey State Attorney General Paula Dow, who addressed the legal aspects and district responsibilities regarding incidents of bullying. She stressed that bullying is not harmless, nor an acceptable part of growing up; it has serious consequences. “I’m asking you to go beyond zero-tolerance policies,” she said, encouraging students to embrace an attitude whereby they will not engage in any bullying behaviors and instead break the cycle of silence. In her closing words, Dow asked students to acknowledge the “moral import of the issue,” noting, simply, “Bullying is wrong.”
The students then heard from Joey Kemmerling, an openly gay high school student from Pennsylvania who, as a result of his own experiences with being bullied, has taken action. Kemmerling created The Equality Project, through a Facebook group that is still up and running with nearly 7,000 members. In addition, he has participated in administrative meetings, the Speak Out theatre group, and has even taken issues to the lawmakers. He has been featured in the Courier Times, Philly Gay News, on NBC News, and on ABC News. According to Kemmerling, he turned down an opportunity to speak on Oprah because he had already committed to speaking at Kean University that day. Throughout his talk, students were engaged by his story. They later took advantage of the opportunity to ask practical questions about dealing with bullying and about the trials of becoming suicidal – something Kemmerling experienced. Among his many poignant responses was the following advice: “Be true to yourself. People will think what they want to think. The best thing you can do is be happy with who you are.”
Following the presentations, pre-selected student leaders facilitated break-out sessions with their assigned groups. Activities included an ice breaker and small-group discussions as well as information on what behaviors constitute bullying, harassment and intimidation, statistics, how to report bullying and steps to stop situations when you see others being victimized.
“This conference is important because people often pass judgment without taking the time to get to know someone and allowing them to make an impression,” said Taylor Boylan, a student from Hillsborough High School who served as a peer leader for the afternoon sessions. “It’s not about being friends with everyone you meet, but about respecting everyone for who they chose to be.”
Before returning to Downs Hall for the conclusion of the program, the students took a stroll through the Human Rights Institute Gallery.
According to Stacy Schiller, acting director of the Holocaust Resource Center and Diversity Council at Kean University, the objectives of the program were to discuss issues related to diversity education and prejudice reduction, and to encourage active citizenship skills in the 21st century; to begin to develop an implementation action plan for each school; to provide an opportunity for faculty and administrators to become aware of programs and approaches that are being used for infusing diversity education and prejudice reduction into schools and school districts; and to gain the support of faculty and administrators for the implementation of comprehensive diversity education and prejudice reduction approach to diversity.
In The News
Jason Gillis, a junior theatre major, was given high marks by The Star-Ledger’s Peter Felichia in a recent review of the play According to Goldman, which ran through March 26 at the Alliance Repertory Theater Company in Rahway, N.J. Felichia wrote, “Jason Gillis is a junior at Kean University, but he certainly doesn’t seem to be a rank beginner. Here he makes a spectacular professional theatre debut…Although Gillis convincingly plays terminally shy, his body language is what makes his performance a great one. To view the entire review, click here.
Donating Time for Alina Fiallo
Alina Fiallo of the Department of Athletics and Recreation is out of work due to a serious illness and has exhausted all accrued time. If you wish to donate sick or vacation time to this employee, please complete a Donor Transfer Certification Form, available in the Office of Human Resources.
Donor Requirements: 1. Donors must have a sick leave balance of not less than 20 accrued sick days after transfer of time. 2. Donors must have a vacation leave balance of not less than 12 accrued vacation days after transfer of time. 3. Donation of less than 5 days will result in conditional approval until minimum of 5 days have been donated to the recipient. 4. Total days donated cannot exceed 30 days per recipient. For additional information on donating time, please contact Lorice Thompson-Greer at 908.737.3309 or email@example.com.
Donating Time for Barbara Wheeler
Dr. Barbara Wheeler, professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is out of work due to a serious illness and has exhausted all accrued time. If you wish to donate sick or vacation time to this employee, please complete a Donor Transfer Certification Form, available in the Office of Human Resources.
Donor Requirements: 1. Donors must have a sick leave balance of not less than 20 accrued sick days after transfer of time. 2. Donors must have a vacation leave balance of not less than 12 accrued vacation days after transfer of time. 3. Donation of less than 5 days will result in conditional approval until minimum of 5 days have been donated to the recipient. 4. Total days donated cannot exceed 30 days per recipient. For additional information on donating time, please contact Lorice Thompson-Greer at 908.737.3309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kean Dance Theatre presents Spring Works 2011
Friday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Kean Dance Theatre (KDT) will present its annual spring dance concert, Spring Works 2011. KDT was established in 1978 by the late William Chaison, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Health through 1989. With support from the College of Education and Student Organization, KDT’s custom of presenting spirited and theatrical diverse works has continued under the direction of Luis Martinez, also an associate professor in the department. The concert will include performances by guest dance company, the Well Performance Project, which is directed by Dawud H. Jackson a KDT alumnus who studied under the guidance of Chaison and performed with the Chaison Dance Company. The production will include dance works by Martinez and Jackson, as well as current KDT students and alumni.
In addition, two New York City-based choreographers have set their work on KDT. Michael Mao, an international, critically acclaimed modern dance choreographer and Michela Marino Lerman, who was named as one of the "20 hottest tap dancers under 20" years old and was the only female tap dancer in its “25 to Watch” by the Dance Spirit and Dance magazines, respectively, in 2008. Performances will consist of a variety of entertaining and captivating works that can be enjoyed and viewed by all ages.
Ticket prices range from $6 to $12 and can be purchased at the Kean Stage Box Offices in the Wilkins Theatre or University Center Little Theatre, reserved online at www.keanstage.com/buytickets, or by contacting the box office at 908.737.SHOW (7469).
Accounting Club Second Annual Spring Symposium: Pathway to Careers in Accounting
Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Center. The Accounting Club will host this year's event focusing on the theme Pathway to Careers in Accounting. This event is not exclusive to accounting majors alone or those who are thinking of pursuing a career in accounting. The event is especially geared toward all business majors, as well as those thinking of pursuing a career in business discipline. All majors are welcome to attend. Featured speaker will be Ken Goldmann, a partner with JH Cohn and treasurer of the Kean University Foundation. For further information, please contact Tosin Adeogun, director of public relation for the Accounting Club, at 908.590.6691 or email@example.com.
ESL Program Trip to Philadelphia
Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. A chartered bus will depart from Wilkins Theatre at 8 a.m. The bus will depart Philadelphia at 5 p.m. and return to campus by 7 p.m. The transportation cost is $25 per person. The group will visit Independence Hall, Liberty Center, Elfreths Alley and other historic sites. Participants will provide their own lunch. For further information, please contact Dr. Ruth P. Griffith at 908.737.0387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers Teaching Teachers
A Day of Conversations, Practices, Sharing, Readings and Writing about Writing in the Classroom
Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success. This forum features the Teacher-Consultants of the Kean University Writing Project (KUWP) as they share the creative work they do in their classrooms, much of it inspired and refined through their experiences at the KUWP's Invitational Summer Institute. Concurrent sessions will feature interactive displays of classroom practice, conversations across levels on pedagogical theory and research, orientation to the National Writing Project's core values and chances for attendees to create their own writing. All of these activities will provide opportunities for an intertwined and systematic examination of theory, research and practice. Participants will have the chance to apply for this year's Invitational Summer Institute on site. Teachers, administrators, literacy coaches and other educators from all levels and all subjects are welcome to attend.
There is a fee of $20 per person and $10 for students. Five professional development hours will be awarded to participants. Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance in lieu of professional development hours. For more information, please visit www.kuwp.org.
Graduate Thesis Exhibition
Saturday, April 2, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Vaughn-Eames Hall Lobby. The Department of Fine Arts will present the artwork of the Graduate Students in the 2011 M.A. Program A reception will be held for the Kean community as well as the general public. For further information, pleae contact Julie Harris at 908.737.4400 or email@example.com.
Kean University Choirs perform Festival of World Choral Music
Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. in Enlow Recital Hall. The Kean University Concert Choir and Chorale will present an exciting program of World Choral Music at Kean's state-of-the-art concert venue, Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall. The Concert Choir will open with lively secular selections, including an Indian hymn with percussion, Dravidian Dithyramb; Arrirang, a lovely Korean folksong; and Mata del Anima sola, a vibrant Venezuelan work based on Latin dance rhythms. The Kean University Chorale, a small select ensemble, will open their portion of the program with two traditional selections a villanelle, Lasso's Tutto lo di and If Ye Love Me by Tallis. The chorale will also perform several contemporary selections, the fun and humorous Brazilian Muie Rendera, and two jazz standards—A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square (made famous by Manhattan Transfer) and Tuxedo Junction. The concert will showcase two new ensembles, the Kean Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus. To conclude the program, the Kean University Concert Choir will perform sacred selections, Copland's arrangement of At the River, the beautiful Irish tune The King of Love, Jabula Jesu from South Africa with percussion, and Moses Hogan's exhilarating arrangement of Elijah Rock.
Featured soloists and instrumentalists for the concert will be Christopher Aleixo, Ariel Contreras, Maximiliano Gomez, Michael Harris, Ashley Kraus, Bae Joon Lee, Mayling Martinez, Jessica Messuri, Christopher Neuman, Mariana Santiago and Elizabeth Schoenknecht. The accompanist will be Dr. Myron Leshowitz, and the program will be directed by Dr. Mark Terenzi, director of Choral Activities at Kean University.
Admission to the concert is free. Enlow Hall is located on the East Campus of Kean University at 215 North Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205. For further information, please contact the Kean University Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469) or visit www.kean.edu. Experience this wonderful music with us in Kean's acoustically and aesthetically magnificent Enlow Hall.
Sunday, April 3, at 8 p.m. in the University Center, Room 226 A. Reconciliation (confession) will be available before Mass or by appointment. For more information, please contact Father Thomas Blind at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908.737.4835.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process
Monday, April 4, from 3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success, Room 238. This spring, the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is continuing a series of training seminars that will review with faculty and students the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process and how to successfully fill out an IRB application.
Please note that attending this seminar does not replace the human subjects training, which is still required for all IRB applicants. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact Dr. Joseph Cronin at 908.737.5943 at least 24 hours in advance of the session you wish to attend. Attendance is strictly on a first come-first served basis. For more information about the IRB and the application process, click here.
Faculty Senate Executive-Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 5, from 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success, Room 205. For further information, please contact Kelly Nemeth at 908.737.4235.
Dedication of The Dorothy Grant Hennings Lecture Center
Wednesday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. in Hennings Hall, Room 113. Guests are cordially invited to a special lecture as Kean dedicates The Dorothy Grant Hennings Lecture Center. Featuring acclaimed author Harlan Coben H'06. A reception will follow. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 30, to 877.737.3868.
Nancy Thompson Library Quality Survey Now Open
Members of the Kean community are asked to contribute to a better understanding of what the community thinks about the library by participating in a very important electronic survey. Sample responses indicate that it takes an average of 13 minutes to complete the form. Your investment of a bit of time now to respond will be greatly appreciated. This survey is important because it will help us better understand how the Kean University community rates library services and allow us to benchmark Kean's results against other academic libraries taking the same survey, in order to determine best practices. If you have questions or have any difficulty accessing the survey, please contact Luis Rodriguez, University Librarian, at email@example.com or 908.737.4600. We thank you for your help. Click here to take the survey here.
Your Retirement: It's a Plan Seminar
Monday, April 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Center, Room 337 B. Guests will learn more about sources of retirement income, specific details about planning and potential tax advantages of proper planning. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact David Sharpe, financial advisor and investment advisor representative for MetLife. To RSVP, please contact Sharpe at 800.492.3553, extension 28337, or firstname.lastname@example.org.