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Commencement Scheduled for May 15

Approximately 3,000 graduates will receive doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees at the University’s 64th Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.

The University will confer honorary doctor of humane letters on Thanu Kulachol, recently retired president of Bangkok University and a former senator in Thailand; Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago; and Anthony J. Petrocelli, BS’69 (Flor), entrepreneur and former University trustee (posthumously).

The Student Pinnacle awards will be presented by the campus provosts. One student from each campus who demonstrated academic excellence, public service and commitment to the University will be honored. Each winner will deliver remarks.

Jennifer Lehr, communication (Flor), and Joseph Kiernan, economics/finance and campus provost (Metro), will read the names of the graduates.

Student Pinnacle Award Recipients

The College at Florham Student Pinnacle Award will be presented by campus provost Kenneth Greene to Garrett Gilbert, who will graduate with a bachelor of arts in political science degree. Gilbert has been involved in nearly every aspect of campus life, holding leadership positions in a number of campus organizations throughout his college career. He was president of the Student Government Association (SGA), president of the Resident Student Association, chief of staff of SGA and an editor for The Metro college newspaper. He was also involved in the Finance Club, Green Club, Judicial Board and Florham Programming Committee.

Also a leader in FDU athletics, Gilbert was a member of the golf team for four years. He helped his team win the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship his junior year and served as team captain his senior year. Off the golf course, he announced every home game for every major sport during his four years on campus, in addition to working as a statistician and sports writer. He also worked off campus throughout his college career, first as a sales associate at The Sports Authority and later as an insurance data entry specialist at Mark Riley Consulting.

Gilbert was a Dean’s and Honors List student, Collegiate All-American Scholar, Charter Day Scholarship recipient, Who’s Who Among College Students Award recipient and a member of the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha. He plans to stay at FDU for an additional year to earn his MBA in finance.

Joseph Kiernan, campus provost (Metro), will present the Student Pinnacle to Andrew Restivo, who will graduate with a bachelor of science in construction engineering technology degree.

Over his four years at FDU, Restivo planned and implemented campus-wide changes to benefit his fellow students.

He first attended FDU as a commuter student and quickly joined the Commuter Council, where he was elected vice president and then president. He was instrumental in changing parking regulations for commuters and bringing council issues to the Student Government Association (SGA).

Restivo was elected SGA president his senior year and moved to campus to be closer to the student body. He successfully obtained a 24-hour study space for students and extended cafeteria hours, among other accomplishments. He also was a member of the Residence Hall Association, Student Programming Board, Multicultural Council, Campus Standards Committee, Student Union Building Users Committee and Campus Strategic Planning Committee.

Restivo was recognized as a Col. Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholar, Charter Day Scholar and a member of the Phi Zeta Kappa Honors Society and Phi Omega Epsilon Honors Society. After graduation, Restivo will be working for Hollister Construction Services in Teterboro, N.J. He plans to go back to school to earn a master’s degree.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Thanu Kulachol is the recently retired president of Bangkok University and a former senator in Thailand. After receiving his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1972 and then his PhD in higher education from Southern Illinois University in 1977, Kulachol returned to his native Thailand and assumed the position of vice president for academic affairs of Bangkok University. He was named president of Bangkok University in 1988 and served as president of the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand from 1991–1995. In 1996, he was appointed by the King of Thailand to the Thai Senate and served on the Senate Committee on Education and Culture from 1996 to 2000.

Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, has made significant contributions to an array of disciplines, working within the fields of philosophy, law, classics and political science. She has been recognized by The New York Times for “synthesizing the passion of the revolutionary with the zeal of the self-sacrificing saint,” and has been recognized as one of America’s most prominent philosophers. Her book, Hiding From Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law, won the Association of American University Publishers Professional and Scholarly Book Award for Law in 2004.

The late Anthony J. Petrocelli, alumnus and University trustee, came from humble beginnings and enrolled in Fairleigh Dickinson University while working full time. In 1969, he earned a business management degree and went on to become a successful entrepreneur specializing in leveraged buyouts in the chemical industry. Petrocelli often credited his success to his education and, in 2004, made one of the largest charitable commitments in FDU’s history. In 2005, the University dedicated the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, which is committed to addressing the special educational needs of nontraditional students, including adult learners.

Petrocelli was a trustee of the University until his death in 2005. His wife, Antoinette, was elected to fulfill her husband’s term on the board and will accept his posthumous honorary degree at the commencement ceremony.

For full background information on the honorees, visit http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=751 .

Commencement Logistics

Faculty, staff and candidates for graduation must arrive at the arena no later than 8:30 a.m. Marshals must arrive by 8 a.m. Backpacks and large bags will not be permitted for security reasons. All should enter the arena between Gates A and D and use the escalators to go down to the floor level. There, signs will be posted for robing rooms and for volunteers to receive instructions. Students will be lined up on the arena floor level according to degree and by college. All graduates will have their names called and will walk across the stage; photographs will be taken of each graduate.

The ceremony should end by 1 p.m. Graduates will be able to pick up their diplomas in the Offices of Enrollment Services on each campus starting Monday, June 18, or diplomas can be mailed to the graduates’ homes.

The College at Florham marshals’ meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sammartino Room, Student Center. A training session for Metropolitan Campus faculty and staff marshals and volunteers will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Student Union Building.

Faculty and staff must return their academic regalia in the original boxes to their respective campus bookstores no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Charges will be incurred if the regalia is not returned on time. Both campus bookstores will be open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on commencement and full background information on the honorees, visit http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=751 .

Captions:

From left are Thanu Kulachol, Martha C. Nussbaum and the late Anthony J. Petrocelli.

From left are Andrew Restivo and Garrett Gilbert.


Hennessy Hall to Be Dedicated

The University community will gather on May 7 to acknowledge the generosity and 16 years of service of Edward L. Hennessy, Jr., BS’55 (Ruth), and celebrate the dedication of the Mansion at the College at Florham as Hennessy Hall. The celebration will take place at 4 p.m. in Lenfell Hall.

Hennessy, an alumnus, University trustee emeritus, trustee from 1978 to 1994, trustees board chairman from 1983 to 1994, charter member of The PINNACLE Society and the first Charter Day honoree, has been a generous benefactor to the University for 40 years.

He is retired chairman and CEO of AlliedSignal Inc., former director of the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a trustee and founding president of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund of the Diocese of Paterson, N.J., and has served on the boards of countless charitable entities. In addition to education, his personal philanthropic interests include the arts, health care and the economically disadvantaged.

An advocate of higher education, he has also served on the boards of Catholic University of America, Stevens Institute of Technology and Blessed John XXIII National Seminary and holds honorary degrees from St. Peter’s College, University of South Carolina, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rider College (now University), Fairleigh Dickinson University and Northeastern University.

His vision, compassion and leadership have been recognized globally. He is the recipient of numerous decorations including the Legion of Honor, France; Milal-l-Quad-l-Azam, Pakistan; and Knight of Gregory, Knight of Malta and Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher from the Vatican.

He has been married to Ruth Schilling Hennessy for 56 years, and they have two children and two grandchildren.

Caption:

Edward L. Hennessy, Jr.


Faculty Authors Recognized

Faculty who have written or edited books in 2006–2007 were celebrated on April 19 at a reception at the Metropolitan Campus. This is the second year the event was held.

Twenty-three books were featured. Willard Gingerich, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor), co-hosted the event with the University libraries. “These books are the reward and evidence of our very significant academic and scholarly gifts, the permanent record of the best we have felt and thought as teachers, investigators, thinkers,” he said in the event’s brochure.

The honored authors and their books are:

Renée Ashley, creative writing (Flor): The Museum of Lost Wings, Hill-Stead Museum, 2006.

Nicholas Baldwin, dean, Wroxton College: Executive Leadership and Legislative Assemblies, Routledge, 2005.

Peter Benson, English (Metro): Battling Siki: A Tale of Ring Fixes, Race and Murder in the 1920s, University of Arkansas Press, 2006.

Richard Bronson, mathematics/computer science, senior executive assistant to the president and director, government and community affairs (Metro), and Gabriel Costa: Linear Algebra: An Introduction, AP/Elsevier, 2007.

Vicki Cohen, education; director, education; and program coordinator, instructional technology certificate (Metro), and John Cowen, elementary education/reading and coordinator, MAT elementary education/literacy reading specialist certification (Metro): Literacy for Children in an Information Age: Teaching Reading, Writing and Thinking, Thomson Wadsworth, 2007.

Jane Cooper, psychology (Flor), and Robert Chell, emeritus, psychology (Flor): Decoding the Enigma: His Guide to Her Menopause, iUniverse, 2006.

Theodore David, taxation (Metro): Dealing with the IRS: Law, Forms and Practice — 2006–07, American Law Institute, 2006.

Bernard Dick, English/communications and coordinator, MA in media/professional communication (Metro): Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell, University Press of Mississippi, 2006.

Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Lab (Metro), Gary Stephenson, Joel Liebesfeld and Kenneth Bruno, BS’04, MS’05 (Metro): eForensics and Signal Intelligence for Everyone, Author House, 2006.

Lois Gordon, English (Metro): Nancy Cunard: Heiress, Muse, Political Idealist, Columbia University Press, 2007.

Francis Ingledew, English/comparative literature (Flor): Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Order of the Garter, University of Notre Dame Press, 2006.

Krista Jenkins, political science (Flor), co-editor: A New Engagement?: Political Participation, Civic Life and the Changing American Citizen, Oxford University Press, 2006.

Khyati Joshi, education (Metro): New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race and Ethnicity in Indian America, Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Roger Koppl, economics/finance and director, Institute for Forensic Science and Administration (Flor), and Elisabeth and Carine Krecke: Cognition and Economics, Elsevier, 2006.

James Marcum, University librarian (Metro/Flor): After the Information Age: A Dynamic Learning Manifesto, Peter Lang, 2006.

Charles Schaefer, psychology (Metro), and Heidi Kaduson, eds.: Short-term Therapy for Children, Second Edition,, Guilford Publications, 2006; and Contemporary Play Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice, Guilford Publications, 2006.

Thomas Swanzey, English and associate dean, Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies (Metro), et.al.: The Example of Science: An Anthology for College Edition, Revised Third Edition, Pearson, 2006.

Peter Woolley, political science and director, PublicMind (Flor): Geography and Japan’s Strategic Choices: From Seclusion to Internationalization, Potomac Books, 2005.

Vladimir Zwass, computer science/management information systems and deputy director, computer science/management information systems/e-commerce/mathematics (Metro), series editor: Advances in Management Information Systems (E-Commerce and Digital Economy volume; Human-Computer Interaction and Management Information Systems: Foundations volume, Human-Computer Interaction and Management Information Systems Applications volume; and The Internet and Workplace Transformation volume), M.E. Sharpe, 2006.

Captions:

James Marcum, left, University librarian (Metro/Flor), and Willard Gingerich, right, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor) spoke at the faculty authors event at the Metropolitan Campus.

First row, from left, are: Renée Ashley, creative writing (Flor); Vicki Cohen, education; director, education; and program coordinator, instructional technology certificate (Metro); John Cowen, elementary education/reading and coordinator, MAT elementary education/literacy reading specialist certification (Metro); William Roberts, social sciences and director, Public Administration Institute (Metro), who also presented during the event; and, second row, from left, Lois Gordon, English (Metro); Roger Koppl, economics/finance and director, Institute for Forensic Science and Administration (Flor); Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Lab (Metro); Kenneth Bruno, BS’04, MS’05 (Metro); Thomas Swanzey, English and associate dean, Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies (Metro); and Theodore David, taxation (Metro).


Doerfler to be Honored at Charter Day, PINNACLE Society to Induct Four Alumni

Charter Day and The PINNACLE Awards — two prestigious University awards — will be presented in one evening, on Friday, June 8.

Ronald J. Doerfler, senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Hearst Corporation, an FDU alumnus, BS’65, MBA’72 (Metro), and a member of the FDU Board of Trustees, will be honored at the 18th Annual Charter Day at the College at Florham. The event honors individuals who have distinguished themselves as outstanding leaders in their professions and their communities. Proceeds support Charter Day academic scholarships.

The chairman of the Charter Day Executive Dinner Committee is Robert Hallenbeck, vice president, business development and strategic investments, BD, and a member of the FDU Board of Trustees.

For information on, support for and participation in the event, contact Laura Reynolds, director of donor relations and special events (Metro), at 201-692-7036 or laura_reynolds@fdu.edu or go to http://www.fdu.edu/charterday .

That same evening, four alumni will be inducted into the exclusive PINNACLE Society at a ceremony at the College at Florham. The PINNACLE was introduced by the University in 1989 to formally recognize and acknowledge the contributions and achievements of its most distinguished alumni.

The PINNACLE inductees will be Cheryl K. Beebe, MBA’88 (Metro), FDU trustee and vice president and chief financial officer, Corn Products International; Stewart Krentzman, BA’73 (Metro), president and chief executive officer, Oki Data Americas, Inc.; John M. Muscarelle, AA’87, BS’89 (Metro), president, Jos. L. Muscarelle, Inc.; and Carl Viola, MPA’79 (Metro), executive vice president, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Captions:

Ronald J. Doerfler

From left are Cheryl K. Beebe, Stewart Krentzman, John M. Muscarelle and Carl Viola.


University Honors Program Research Presented

Graduating students from the University Honors Program presented their senior honors theses during this year’s Annual Research Days. The University Honors Program provides an intellectually stimulating experience to FDU’s most accomplished undergraduates through honors courses and research projects. The students’ research projects, which were each completed in collaboration with a faculty mentor, were presented on April 19 at the College at Florham, and on April 20 at the Metropolitan Campus.

Research on “Israel’s Energy Economy,” “Women and Gender Roles in 1950s American Literature” and “An Introduction to Category Theory” were among those presented by 11 students at the College at Florham. Faculty mentors were Gloria Anderle, chemistry; Paul Benzing, biology; Kenneth Betz, economics; John Cinco, computer graphics; Nandita Ghosh, English; Krista Jenkins, political science; Jennifer Lehr, communication; June Middleton, biology and chair, biological/allied health sciences; Richard Wagner, mathematics; and Lona Whitmarsh, psychology and director, MA in clinical/counseling. Marilyn Rye, English/communications and associate campus provost (Flor), is director of the University Honors Program at the College at Florham.

At the Metropolitan Campus, 24 students presented research on topics such as “The Constitutionality and Ramifications of Gun Control,” “The MySpace Phenomenon” and “Microorganisms and Biofuels.” Faculty and staff mentors were Eli Amdur, business; Antoinette Anastasia, biological sciences; Alice Benzecry, biological sciences; Richard Castellana, humanities/fine arts and director, interdisciplinary studies; Theodore Chesler, communications/English; Karen Denning, finance; James Dougherty, chemistry and associate director, chemistry; Samuel Feinberg, school psychology; Richard Gray, criminal justice; David Hanson, art; Judith Kaufman, psychology and director, MA in general/theoretical psychology; James Kenny, criminal justice; Seonja Kim, mathematics; Mihaela Leonida, chemistry; Tina LoPonte, communication; Bernard Reiner, political science; Gloria Reinish, electrical engineering; Patrick Reynolds, criminal justice and assistant director, criminal justice; Janet Sigal, psychology and coordinator, BA/MA general/theoretical psychology; and Robert Vodde, director, criminal justice. M. Patricia Warunek, biological sciences (Metro), is director of the University Honors Program at the Metropolitan Campus.

Captions:

At the College at Florham, students who presented their research are (from left) Simone Portera, right, with Marilyn Rye, English/communications, associate campus provost (Flor), and director of the University Honors Program at the College at Florham; Jason Meade, right, with his mentor Paul Benzing, biology; Megan Redd, right, with her mentor Gloria Anderle, chemistry; and Matthew Spada, left, with his mentor Kenneth Betz, economics.

Some of the graduating students at the Metropolitan Campus who presented their research are (from left) Swarnab Banerjee, left, with his mentor, Gloria Reinish, electrical engineering; Erica Kobloth, right, with her mentor James Kenny, criminal justice; Veronika Eremina, right, with her mentor, Theodore Chesler, communication/English; and Shedly Jean-Lys, left, with M. Patricia Warunek, biological sciences and director of the University Honors Program (Metro).


Grant Seekers Recognized

Faculty and staff who have applied for grants since 2006 will be honored at a reception on May 2 in the Orangérie, Library, at the College at Florham. “In the past two years, we have initiated a culture change which is beginning to show results. In 2007, we are seeing more interdepartmental collaboration on proposals, particularly in the sciences and mathematics,” said Willard Gingerich, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor).

The event will be hosted by Gingerich along with the staff from the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Office of University Advancement and the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects.

FDU staff who will be recognized are Diana Cvitan*, manager, global learning (Metro); Marjorie Hall-Jacques, director, Educational Opportunity Fund (Flor); James Marcum, University librarian (Metro/Flor); Patricia Murray*, coordinator, collection development, Weiner Library (Metro); Denise O’Shea*, systems librarian/technical support specialist, Weiner Library (Metro); and Elise Salem*, associate provost for global learning (Metro/Flor), and English (Flor).

Those to be recognized from the faculty of Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, College at Florham, will be Michael Avaltroni*, chemistry; Paul Benzing*, biology; Anita Brandolini*, chemistry; Amber Charlebois, chemistry; David Daniel, creative writing; Andrew Fader, college writing; William Fordham*, chemistry and chair, chemistry/geology; Nandita Ghosh, English; Martin Green, English, assistant provost for assessment/planning and acting chair, English/communication/philosophy; Eric Iannacone, biology and director, allied health sciences; Patricia Melloy, biology; June Middleton*, biology; Gary Radford*, communications and director, MA in corporate/organizational communication; Robyn Schiffman, English; Kiron Sharma*, computer science and chair, mathematics/computer science/physics; Alice Shumate, biology; Katie Singer, college writing; and Geoffrey Weinman*, English and dean, Becton College.

Honorees from Silberman College of Business will be James Barrood*, executive director, Rothman Institute (Flor); Peter Caliguari*, administrative director, executive programs (Flor); Gerard Cleaves*, management (Metro); Gerard Farias*, management and executive director, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (Flor); Joel Harmon*, management and director of research, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (Flor); and Roger Koppl*, economics/finance and executive director, Institute for Forensic Science and Administration (Flor); and Dennis Scotti*, health systems management (Metro).

Those recognized from Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies will be Fernando Alonso, business and director, Puerta al Futuro (Metro); Ronald Calissi*, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs and director, administrative science (Metro/Flor); Chris Ellen Cunningham*, coordinator, Cyber Crime Training Lab (Metro); and Eamon Doherty*, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Lab (Metro).

Those recognized from University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus, will be Nick Agostino, biological sciences; Stephen Armeli*, psychology; Alice Benzecry*, biological sciences; Vicki Cohen*, education; director, education; and program coordinator, instructional technology certificate; Mary Farrell*, learning disabilities education; associate director, education; and director, learning disabilities program and Center for Clinical Teaching; Minerva Guttman*, nursing and director, nursing/allied health; Gerhard Haas*, biological sciences; Glennena Haynes-Smith*, nursing; Rick Isquith*, biological sciences, executive director of global partnerships and director, natural sciences; Ida Jeltova, school psychology; Carol Karpinski, education and director, MAT program; Melvin Lewis*, engineering technology and associate director, engineering/engineering technology/information technology; Seonja Kim*, mathematics; Mihaela Leonida, chemistry; Gertrude Levine*, computer science; Marion McClary*, biological sciences and associate director, biological sciences; Robert McGrath*, psychology; Elizabeth Parietti*, nursing and associate director, graduate nursing; Neena Philips*, biological sciences; Cynthia Radnitz, psychology; Louis Ray, education; Jason Scorza, philosophy/political science and director, art/media studies and English/philosophy/humanities; Alfredo Tan*, electrical engineering and director, computer sciences/engineering; Vincent Varrassi*, director, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities (Metro); and Paul Vico*, director, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities (Flor).

Those recognized from The Literary Review will be Walter Cummins, editor-in-chief and emeritus, English (Flor); and René Steinke, editor-at-large and English (Flor).

*Names with asterisks were awarded grants.


Summer Study Abroad

This summer, study-abroad courses are being offered in India, China, Italy and in the University’s campuses overseas — Wroxton College in England and FDU-Vancouver.

India

An undergraduate course (Managing Culture, Diversity and Change in the Global Workplace) and a graduate course (Leading Culturally Diverse Workplaces) will be offered in India from June 29 through July 8. During the 10-day educational sojourn, students will visit the major cities of New Delhi, Agra and Mumbai and have the opportunity to experience various aspects of culture, diversity, heritage, economy and leadership in the Indian context.

The graduate course will explore the dimensions of diversity, cross-cultural models, assessment tools and best practices to improve cross-cultural relationships. The undergraduate course will emphasize culture and cultural differences in employee, management and organizational behavior. Paulette Laubsch, administrative science (Metro), and Joseph Thomas, associate director, online master in administrative science degree program, Petrocelli College (Metro), will jointly conduct the two blended courses of theory and field experiences.

Participants will have on-line course components before and after the trip, but there is no on-campus requirement. For more information, contact Joseph Thomas, associate director, online MAS degree program, Petrocelli College (Metro), at (201) 692-7170, jthomas@fdu.edu, or visit http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=4665 .

China

Students in the global MBA program will take a business trip, June 1 to 14, to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China, as part of the requirements for the capstone course. The purpose of the trip is to develop a strategic understanding for the growth in key centers of economic development that has characterized the Chinese economy over the past few years.

According to James Almeida, associate dean, Silberman College (Metro/Flor), who designed the trip, “Each region that will be visited has its own unique features in terms of focus and the manner in which it has contributed to economic growth in China. Shenzhen is a city just across from Hong Kong and represents the first attempt by the Chinese government at their economic revival. Pudong, located on the outskirts of Shanghai, was the next region to be developed, followed by Tianjin, outside Beijing. By visiting all three regions, students will get a sense for the similarities and differences among these areas.”

Students will attend a variety of seminars on international business, visit multinationals and other economic organizations and gain a cultural appreciation for the country. Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, an international partnership school of the Silberman College of Business, will coordinate the trip. Students will be accompanied by Evangelos Djimopoulos, chair, economics/finance/international business (Metro/Flor), Zhaobo Wang, decision sciences (Flor).

Prior to the departure, Wang will conduct an orientation session at a local Chinese restaurant to teach students Chinese business dining etiquette and acquaint them with Chinese customs, traditions and the manner in which the Chinese people interact with foreign visitors. Students will also learn some conversational Chinese so that they are well prepared for the experience.

This capstone experience of the program requires students to work in teams and on specific projects related to entering and operating in the Chinese market. After they return from their business trip, the students will spend the next six weeks developing a comprehensive analysis of the factors associated with entering the Chinese market and examining appropriate strategies for competing in that market.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Karin Hamilton, administrative director, graduate and global programs, Silberman College (Flor/Metro), at 973-443-8290 or hamilton@fdu.edu.

Italy

For the third straight year, a short-term study abroad in Italy (Rome and Florence) is being offered through the department of modern languages and literature. Two courses are being offered: Beginning Italian 1 taught by Josephine Spina, Italian (Flor), and Contemporary Italy taught by Angelo Spina, Italian (Flor), for those who want to become familiar with the Italian culture.

The first part of both courses (July 7–31) will begin with classes at the College at Florham. The second half of the course, from August 1 through 12, will be held in Italy. The world-famous Renaissance city of Florence was chosen as the program’s home base to give students an opportunity to observe and study the works of da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and many others. The group will also be able to visit Pisa, with its tower, church, baptistry and manicured lawn; Siena, with Duccio’s “Madonnas” and its oval square; and Venice. For information contact Josephine and Angelo Spina at jspina@fdu.edu, aspina@fdu.edu or ezraspina@aol.com.

FDU-Vancouver

An undergraduate course is being offered in FDU-Vancouver. The Great Pacific Northwest: Environmental Issues and Cultural Perspectives, a combination lecture and laboratory/field course, will be taught by Richard Lo Pinto, biological sciences (Metro). The first two weeks (June 11–21) in New Jersey will be devoted to lectures, field and lab experiences exploring environmental issues and understanding how the ecosystems function. The third week (June 25–29) will be spent taking classes in FDU-Vancouver and exploring the area’s rainforests and observing the interactions between humans and Vancouver’s diverse ecosystems. For information about the summer courses in FDU-Vancouver, go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=4626 .

Wroxton College

Three undergraduate courses and one graduate seminar will be offered at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England, this summer.

The visual and performing arts department, College at Florham, will conduct the undergraduate course, Exploring the Great Museums of England: History of British Photography and Painting, August 1 through August 19. The course, taught by Kristin Baxter, art (Flor), with lectures by Wendy Hart, guest lecturer and art historian (Wrox), will include visits to museums and historical sites in London and throughout England. Lectures on British photography will be followed by a related, hands-on project that focuses on artistic processes. For more information and to apply, call Brian Swanzey, director, Wroxton study abroad (Flor), at 973-443-8086 or e-mail brian_swanzey@fdu.edu.

The British Mind, a humanities course, will run from June 17 through June 28. It will be team taught by Christopher Devine, chemistry/philosophy (Metro); Francis Ingledew, English/comparative literature (Metro); and Jason Scorza, philosophy/political science and director, art/media studies and English/philosophy/humanities (Metro). The course will include field visits to art, scientific and natural history museums; ecological walks in rural England; excursions to cultural and intellectual centers such as Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and London; and guest lectures by British faculty. For information call 201-692-2263 or e-mail scorza@fdu.edu.

The School of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan Campus, will run the undergraduate course Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: United States and Great Britain from May 19 through June 1. Taught in collaboration with British criminal justice professionals and the faculty of Wroxton College, the course will examine the respective social, cultural, historical, political, economic, geographical, operational and administrative components of both systems. Students will have the opportunity to visit local police constabularies, the London Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard), British courts and British prisons and have a private tour of Parliament. For additional information contact Robert Vodde, director, criminal justice (Metro), at 201-692-2465.

The graduate seminar Changing World of International Business, offered from June 4 through June 14, will focus on understanding the global business process, its environments and cultures; managing in global environments and cultures; and understanding and working in specific regions and culture. Additional topics include corporate culture; the impact of change on global business, technology and mobile work; and the multinational corporation. Conducted by Michael Goodman, communication (Metro), and director, Corporate Communication Institute (CCI) (Flor), the seminar will include lectures by experts on corporate communication and its strategic management in a global environment. Students attended a seminar in March on campus and will attend CCI’s Conference on Corporate Communication. For information call 201-692-2263 or e-mail goodman@fdu.edu.


MA in Forensic Psychology Approved

The MA in forensic psychology was recently approved by the state of New Jersey. The program is a two-year, full-time graduate program designed to provide students with the skills necessary to conduct forensic research and provide assessment and treatment interventions in a forensic setting. The specific program objectives are to provide students with the skills necessary to design, carry out and evaluate research in forensic psychology, analyze and interpret data and report research findings through scholarly means; with training in psychopathology, psychological testing, forensic assessment and evaluation and professional standards and ethics; with practical experiences designed to promote the development of professional skills required in multiple areas of forensic psychology; and to prepare them to conduct specialized techniques for treatment and intervention in a forensic setting.

The program is a 48-credit program, including a 3-credit externship, and encompasses three content areas of study: concepts of psychology, foundations of forensic psychology and applied knowledge/practical skills in forensic psychology.

The program is under the auspices of the School of Psychology, University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus. Christopher Capuano is the school’s director.


New Members Chosen for Heritage Hall

Twenty-six distinguished individuals were chosen for inclusion in Heritage Hall, located in Dickinson Hall in the Metropolitan Campus, joining 54 members who have been inducted into Heritage Hall since it opened in 2003. Through Heritage Hall, the University recognizes, acknowledges and remembers exceptional individuals who had a major impact on shaping Fairleigh Dickinson University’s campuses in Teaneck and Rutherford, N.J.

The new members, with their titles and years of service, are:

Peter Cassimatis; professor and chair of economics and finance (Metro); 1964–1997.

Maria Castellani, professor and tri-campus chair of mathematics (Metro/Flor/Ruth); 1959–1964.

Shirley Cooper; manager of print shop (Metro); 1965–1986.

John Dollar; professor of humanities (Ruth/Metro); 1955–2001.

Margaret Coit Elwell*; professor of history and political science (Ruth/Metro); (1951 Pulitzer Prize for Biography); 1955–2000.

Lee Gildart*; professor of physics (Metro); (president of the American Federation of Teachers [AFT]); 1965–1976.

Loyd Haberly*; professor of English (Ruth) and first dean of Wroxton College; 1942–1967.

Irving Halevy; professor of business management (Metro); 1960–1986.

Samuel Hart; professor and chair of philosophy (Metro); 1957–1975.

Althea Herald*; head librarian (Metro); 1955–1970.

Ralph Kaslick; professor and dean of the College of Dentistry, acting provost of the Teaneck Campus (Metro); 1965–1988.

Emil Lengyel*; chair of social sciences (Ruth); 1960–1975.

Raymond Lewin; dean of Edward Williams College (Metro); 1965–1981.

Claire Moshy LoVoi; founder of the Learning Center (Metro); 1965–1990.

Harriet McCormick*; women’s athletics director; (founder of Women’s Recreation Association); 1955–1970.

Charles Merz; professor and chair of mechanical engineering (Metro); 1956–1979.

Robert Metz; professor and chair of physical education, coach of golf and wrestling teams (Metro); 1955–1988.

Andre Michalopoulos; professor of classical literature and civilizations (Metro); 1957–1974.

Daniel Pliskin*; professor and chair of management and marketing (Metro); 1957–1984.

Emil Szebenyi; professor and chair of biology (Ruth); 1962–1983.

Jean Thomas; admissions officer (Metro); 1969–1990.

Harold Weinberger; professor and chair of chemistry (Metro); 1959–1976.

Unicio (Jack) Violi; professor of English (Metro); 1959–1977.

Walter Wilson; first dean of the School of Dentistry (Metro); (Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall named in his honor); 1958–1970.

Harvey Woods*; tri-campus director of athletics (Metro/Ruth/Flor) and men’s baseball coach (Metro/Ruth); 1950–1982.

Heritage Hall is located on the first floor of Dickinson Hall. Plaques honoring each new member will be installed this spring.

*Deceased.


Hackensack River Pathway Under Construction

On the Metropolitan Campus, construction is under way on phase one of the Hackensack River Pathway. This Bergen County project along the west bank of the Hackensack River consists of a paved pathway extending 4,000 feet from the juncture of Johnson Park and the University Plaza complex to the Bergen Academies, all in Hackensack, N.J. On University property, the path runs behind the Rothman Athletic Center, across the front of Dickinson Hall to the footbridge, then behind the softball field to the Bergen Academies property line. The plan calls for a plaza with seating and lighting at the University’s footbridge.

The path will be wide enough for two wheelchairs and in compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to Brian Hague, a county spokesman, the project will cost $1.9 million and take about six months. The construction costs are borne by Bergen County, and the University has granted an easement to the county to construct the pathway through the campus.

Phase two of the project is expected to stretch 6,500 feet from Bergen Academies to the Von Steuben House in River Edge. There will be four observation sites, a parking area for 50 cars by the Von Steuben House and a bridge across Kolls Brook. Phase two is not scheduled to begin for at least two years.

A greenway on the east side of the river was completed last year, so the University community will now have two ways to enjoy the river views.


Four New Books from FDU Press

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press announces its recently published books. By author, they include:

• Elizabeth H. Hageman and Katherine Conway, editors, Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth-century England;

• Eric J. Hanne, Putting the Caliphe in His Place;

• Earl G. Ingersoll, Waiting for the End: Gender and Ending in the Contemporary Novel; and

• Carol Straus Sotiropolous, Early Feminists and the Education Debates: England, France, Germany, 1760–1810.

For further information on these books or others published by the FDU Press, call Harry Keyishian, English (Flor), and director, editorial committee, FDU Press (Flor); or Louise Stahl, editorial/circulation coordinator, FDU Press (Flor), at 973-443-8564. A catalog is available.

Orders for books should be directed to: Associated University Press, 2010 Eastpart Boulevard, Cranbury, N.J. 08512; telephone: 609-655-4770; ax: 609-655-8366; or e-mail: aup440@aol.com.


Faculty, Staff — Update, In Memoriam, Announcing, Welcome

Update

Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor), will receive the 2007 Unsung Hero Award at the Minority Athletes Networking (MAN) annual scholarship dinner on May 8 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, N.J. Vehrkens has been a member of the board of advisers of MAN since its founding year 1989. The organization was co-founded by alumnus George Martin BA’87 (Ruth), a former New York Giants player.

Jason Scorza, philosophy/political science and director, art/media studies and English/philosophy/humanities (Metro), was named a 2007–2008 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. He is one of 39 Fellows selected nationwide. The ACE Fellows program identifies and prepares promising senior faculty and administrators for leadership positions in university administration. The program combines seminars, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher-education institution for a semester or academic year. ACE Fellows participate in the highest level of decision making while participating in administrative activities that benefit their home institutions.

Vincent Varrassi, director, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities (Metro), wrote “Planning for College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities,” the lead article in Tech-NJ 2007 Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities, published by the College of New Jersey, School of Education. His article focused on questions students should consider when looking for a college.

Ethné Swartz, entrepreneurial studies and chair, marketing/entrepreneurial studies (Flor), presented “Outcomes Assessment as an Opportunity: The Case of a Business Planning Course in a Business Curriculum,” at the 2007 Annual Conference of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs, Petrocelli College, and director, administrative science (Metro/Flor), was named Educator of the Year by the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey for his significant contributions to numerous public and nonprofit organizations as an administrator and teacher in higher education. Calissi also was commended by the New Jersey Senate Resolution as a man of outstanding character, exceptional determination and a meritorious record of service, commitment and leadership.

Vicki Cohen, education; director, education; and program coordinator, instructional technology certificate (Metro), and John Cowen, elementary education/reading and coordinator, MAT elementary education/literacy reading specialist certification (Metro) co-wrote Literacy for Children in an Information Age: Teaching Reading, Writing and Thinking, which was published by Thomas Wadsworth in February.

Nancy Cunard: Heiress, Muse, Political Idealist, a book by Lois Gordon, English (Metro), was highly praised on the cover of the April 6, 2007, issue of The New York Times Book Review. The book revolves around the life of Nancy Cunard, heiress to the British Cunnard shipping fortune. With the book already in its fourth printing, the movie rights are being sought.

James Barrood, executive director, Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (Flor), attended the Council on Competitiveness’ 20th Anniversary Conference in Washington, D.C. The Rothman Institute is a national affiliate of the council.

Elise Salem, associate provost for global learning (Metro/Flor) and English (Flor), and Faramarz Fatemi, director history/political and international studies and history/political science (Metro), discussed “The Changing Middle East: Lebanon and Iran” at a post-symposium human rights speaker series.

Frank Brunetti, law/taxation (Metro), attended the second session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Cooperation in International Tax Matters in Geneva, Switzerland, as an observer member. At the session, Brunetti suggested reorganizing the United Nations Manual for Negotiations of Bilateral Tax Treaties Between Developed and Developing Countries, which his subgroup had been working to improve. After his presentation, Brunetti was appointed coordinator of a working group to update the manual.

On March 9, Bernard Dick, English/communications and coordinator, MA in media/professional communication (Metro), presented a paper titled “Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Little Foxes: The Play, the Film and the Opera’” as part of the Lillian Hellman and William Wyler Festival in Birmingham, Ala. Dick’s review of Scott Eyman’s book Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer appeared in the spring 2007 issue of Film Quarterly.

A review by William Roberts, Jr., social sciences and director, Public Administration Institute (Metro), of the two-volume Le Carte del Sacro Tavolo: Aspetti del Pontificato di Pio X dai Documenti del Suo Archivio Privato was published in the April 2007 issue of The Catholic Historical Review. The two volumes deal with the Vatican’s recently declassified private correspondence of Pope Pius X (1903–1914).

Dwight Davidson, assistant dean of students for judicial affairs (Flor), presented a lecture titled “Children of the Star, the Cross and the Swastika” on April 17 at Sussex (N.J.) County Community College.

Frank Scott, public administration (Metro), was acknowledged as a reviewer for his contributions to the development of the textbook Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, which was published by John Wiley & Sons. The book will be used in the master of administrative science course Emergency Management and Safety Administration.

Susan Neihart, director of graduate recruiting/marketing, graduate admissions (Metro), and Anita Rivers, director, adult/part-time admissions, continuing education (Metro), are co-hosting the College Expo for Adult and Graduate Students on Saturday, May 5. The free event, which is sponsored by the Higher Education Consortium of the New York Metropolitan Area of which FDU is a member, will be held at the Rothman Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Michael Goodman, English (Metro), and director, Corporate Communication Institute (Flor), will present “The Awakening of the Dragon: Could China Revolutionize Corporate Communications?” at the 10th Annual Brazilian Corporate Communications Congress. The congress will be held from May 16 through May 18 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

On April 17, Denise O’Shea, systems librarian/technical support specialist, Weiner Library (Metro), presented “Google™ or PubMed: Which is Better for Medical Research?” to 50 residents as part of National Library Week celebration at the New York Metropolitan Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Joan Leder, senior program director, continuing education (Metro), and a member of the Metropolitan Campus Threat Assessment Team, relates that after the Relational Violence Subcommittee’s sponsored presentation of the discussion, led by Ted Bunch, co-founder of A Call to Men and Women to End Violence Against Women, the audience took a pledge to take an active role in changing attitudes and perceptions about violence against women.

Gerard Farias, management and executive director, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, reports that his Business Organization class project, a dinner-cruise fund-raiser for Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Memorial, is being held Friday, April 29. The ship, “The Temptress,” will cruise around Manhattan. The special offer for FDU faculty and staff is $60 per person. Go to http://www.fdukares4kids.org for more information. For tickets at this special rate, send an e-mail to gfarias@fdu.edu. The service-learning project initiative is called FDU Kares for Kids. Twenty-five students are involved.

In Memoriam

Edward Catanzaro, chemistry (Metro), died on April 20 at the age of 74. Catanzaro joined the University in 1971 as associate professor. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his son, Anthony; his daughter, Kathleen Tosi; his sister, Virginia Ribotsky; and grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Catanzaro. There will be a memorial at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home, 155 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge, N.J., on Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hackensack River Keeper, Inc., 231 Main Street, Hackensack, N.J. 07601 or to the Hospice at Bergen Community Health Care, 400 Old Hook Road, Westwood, N.J. 07675.

Announcing

Colleen Coppla-Vasold, campaign director, University advancement (Metro), and her husband, Art Vasold, announce the birth of their son, Cole Patrick, on March 22.

Welcome

The University welcomes new full-time and part-time employees who joined FDU as of April 16, 2007.

Welcome to Brigid Burke, systems/technical services assistant, library (Flor); Julia Kieran, administrative assistant, mathematics/computer science/physics (Flor); Lynda Kuit, assistant to the campus dean (Van); David O’Reilly, business manager/senior learning resources/support specialist (Van); Rakesh Penugonda, coordinator, educational technology (Flor); Nicole Scott-Harris, officer, public safety (Flor); and Jennifer Thorspecken, advisement counselor, academic advising/student support services (Metro).

Captions:

Jason Scorza

Faramarz Fatemi, left, and Elise Salem.


College Happenings

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

‘Dead Man Walking’ to Be Staged

The final theatrical production of the 2006–2007 season is “Dead Man Walking,” a stage adaptation of the Academy-Award-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. The stage adaptation follows the death sentence of murderer Mathew Poncelet and the efforts of Sister Helen Prejean to overturn his conviction. Remaining performance dates are Friday, April 27, through Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. The set design is by Richard Turick, chair, visual/performing arts (Flor), and the lighting is by David Landau, film/animation (Flor). Stephen Hollis, theater and director, theater arts (Flor), is the producer. Tickets for students and the FDU community are $5, all others are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reservations can be made by calling 973-443-8644, ext. 4.

In conjunction with the production, a panel discussion titled “Capital Punishment — Where Do We Stand?” was held on April 24 at the College at Florham. Panelists included members of the New Jersey Death Penalty Commission James Abbott, police chief, West Orange (N.J.) Police Department; Kathy Garcia, victims’ advocate and representative of the New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center to the commission; Eddie Hicks, father of a murder victim and representative of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation to the commission; and Rabbi Robert Scheinberg; Kirk Bloodworth, death-row exoneree; and Ed Martone, BA’73 (Ruth), treasurer/executive committee member, New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Joseph Chuman, philosophy (Metro) and leader, Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, was moderator. The event was co-sponsored by the University’s theater arts program, Office of Global Learning and Student Government Association.

Film and Arts Festival

The Ninth Annual Images Student Film and Arts Festival opens on Wednesday, May 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery, Rothman Institute, College at Florham. After the opening reception, video screenings, with performances by the FDU Chorus directed by Allen Cohen, music (Flor), will be held from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. at the Dreyfuss Theater, Dreyfuss Building, College at Florham. All events are free.

Student works, including interactive media, computer graphics and Web designs, were selected by a jury of faculty from the discipline. The festival will run through Saturday, June 2, in the Art Gallery, Rothman Institute, College at Florham, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information contact the department of visual and performing arts at 973-443-8635 or 973-443-8638.

Senior Thesis Films to Be Screened

The visual and performing arts department is holding a film screening on Thursday, May 3, from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Clearview Headquarters Ten Theaters in Morristown, N.J. “Time to Show What We See” will feature thesis films made by 20 graduating students. Admission is $3. For information e-mail FDUSeniorThesisNight2007@gmail.com.

Women Studies Event

Becton College faculty participated in a panel discussion on “Gender and Professional Development: Where Are We? Where Do We Go?” which was held at the College at Florham. Panelists were Amber Charlebois, chemistry (Flor); Jennifer Lehr, communication (Flor); Yolanda Hawkins Rogers, psychology (Flor); Katie Singer, college writing (Flor); and Lona Whitmarsh, psychology and director, MA in clinical/counseling (Flor). The discussion was moderated by Krista Jenkins, political science and Robyn Schiffman, English. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Studies Programming Committee.

Faculty Forum

David Landau, film/animation (Flor), presented “The Art of Interactive Storytelling in Theater and New Media” at an April Faculty Forum event at the College at Florham.

Silberman College of Business

Institute for Sustainable Enterprise Wins Award

The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) received a World of Possibilities Award from Unity Learning Environments at the Earth Day Green Tie Gala on April 21 at the Hyatt Hotel in Morristown, N.J. Other recipients were The Cloud Institute, E+Co, Morris Land Conservancy and The Willow School. The award celebrated the critical work of local champions who are forwarding the environmental, economic and social equity principles of sustainability.

Family Business of the Year Award Nominees Sought

The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies announces that the nomination process for the 2007 New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards program is under way. The awards program, which is in its 15th year, recognizes both business success and community involvement of small and large family-owned businesses in New Jersey.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=2353 . Deadline for nominations is on Monday, April 30. For information call 973-443-8880.

2007 Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture

The Ninth Annual Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture, “Ten Lessons Learned from One Entrepreneur’s Adventure,” to be given by John Bailye, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dendrite International, Inc., and an FDU trustee, will take place on Wednesday, May 2, in Lenfell Hall, the Mansion, College at Florham. The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony for the 2007 East Coast Student (Collegiate) Entrepreneur Awards program at 6:45 p.m. Bailye will give the lecture at 7:15 p.m.

For more information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=1261 .

Tree Planted in Honor of Peter Drucker

Last year, the 2006 New Jersey Female Entrepreneur Lecture, sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies, featured author, inventor and alumna Doris Drucker, MS’63 (Metro). Drucker, the widow of management consultant Peter Drucker, launched her business 20 years after most people settle into retirement. She invented Visivox, a patented system that translates voice volume to warning lights on a console.

At the entrepreneurial event, it was announced that the University wanted to do something to honor Doris, and it would be appropriate to plant a tree on the institute’s property in memory of her husband, Peter Drucker, the renowned business management researcher and theorist.

In his remarks College at Florham Provost Kenneth Greene said, “Business students throughout the world owe a debt to Peter Drucker that cannot be repaid. His career as a writer, consultant and teacher spanned nearly 75 years. His groundbreaking work turned modern management theory into a serious discipline. He influenced or created nearly every facet of its application, including decentralization, privatization, innovation and entrepreneurship, empowerment and understanding of ‘the knowledge worker.’”

The dedication of the tree was held on April 25 near the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies building at the College at Florham.

Women of Inspiration

The National Association of Women Business Owners, North Central Jersey Chapter (NAWBO NCJ), with Silberman College’s Institute of Sustainable Enterprise has selected to honor eight women who have made significant contributions through their sustainable leadership in service to the Triple Bottom Line — people, planet and profits.

A “Gala Evening to Celebrate Women of Inspiration” is planned for Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., in Lenfell Hall, the Mansion, College at Florham. Honorees include Marguerite Chandler, president, Edmar, Inc.; Lisa Garrigues, educator, author and writer, YM/YMCA; Pam Mount, owner, Terhune Orchards; Noreen Oelkers, operating room nurse, Morristown Hospital, and co-chair, Volunteer Operation Smile; Christina Santiago, president, Rising Above, LLC; Christine Eibs Singer, deputy executive director, E+Co; Heather Suarez, lawyer/partner, Walder, Hayden & Brogan, P.A.; and Mary Sue Sweeney-Price, director, The Newark Museum.

For more information visit http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=2354 .

Symposium on Sustainable Organizations and Systems

The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) is sponsoring a symposium on “Creating and Managing Sustainable Organizations and Systems” on Thursday, May 17, from 1:45 to 9 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, N.J. Topics for panel discussions include “Drivers and Challenges in the Corporate Sustainability Journey,” moderated by Joel Harmon, management and director of research, ISE; “The Role of Strategic Leadership and People Practices in Building Sustainable Enterprises,” moderated by Jeana Wirtenberg, director of external relations/services, ISE; and “Creating Sustainable Organizations and Systems: Issues and Challenges, moderated by William Russell, president, SKN Worldwide. The discussions will be followed by an Eastern Academy of Management all-conference reception.

The cost is $35, free for ISE/CHRMS partners. Registration is necessary. For location, registration and information call (973) 443-8577 or visit http://view.fdu.edu/files/may07eamflyer.pdf .

For additional programs offered by the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=3622 .

Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Scholarship and Student Benefit Dinner

The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management held its annual Scholarship and Student Benefit Fund-raising Dinner on April 15 at the Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park, N.J. More than 300 guests attended the affair, which was made possible by hospitality/tourism management students, faculty and the Board of Industry Advisers. Students were involved in culinary arts, service management, facilities planning and entertainment. This year’s event was designed to foster a fun-filled global oriented motif, highlighting a celebration of the cuisine of New Orleans. An array of appetizers, entrées and desserts, in addition to a complementary assortment of wines, were served during dinner. According to Richard Wisch, associate dean and director, hospitality/tourism management (Metro/Flor), the generosity of scholarship-dinner patrons has provided more than $250,000 in scholarship funds for many of the school’s 500 students.

Wine and Food Classic

The annual New Jersey Wine and Food Classic, which benefits the scholarship fund of the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, is being held from April 26 to April 28. On April 26, some of New Jersey’s most notable restaurants featured wine-and-food pairing dinners. A Grand Tasting and Silent Auction is being held in Lenfell Hall, the Mansion, at the College at Florham on Friday, April 27. On April 28, six wine-and-food seminars will be conducted at the Hyatt in Morristown, N.J. George Staikos, hospitality/tourism management (Flor), was the event coordinator.

Puerta al Futuro Off-campus Sites

Puerta al Futuro has three diplomatic off-campus sites in New York City: a master in administrative science program with a diplomacy and international relations specialization is offered in English at the Swaziland Embassy, while the same course is offered in Spanish to diplomats in the Colombian and Dominican Republic embassies.

Paralegal Studies Program Expanded

Diana Balasis, associate dean of legal studies, Petrocelli College (Flor), announces the expansion of the paralegal studies program to the FDU Monmouth County Graduate Center in Eatontown, N.J., in spring 2007. See http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/0612/happenings.html .

Summer ComputerTeens Program

Through the Summer ComputerTeens Academic Program, high school students between the ages of 15–18 can earn three college credits while having fun. Starting this year, Multimedia for the Internet is being offered Monday–Friday, July 30–August 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Metropolitan Campus. This laboratory course introduces students to tools and techniques for creating interactive design. Practical graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Macromedia Flash MX will be utilized. The basics of interactivity using Flash will complete students’ ideas for a computer game or animated tale. Students will work to consolidate the use of creative elements for a final animation project.

Students can choose to take the Multimedia for the Internet course and earn three college credits or attend two separate courses, Developing Creative Ideas and Multimedia Interactivity using Flash, on a noncredit weekly basis. The first week of instruction begins with Developing Creative Ideas for computer games and animated stories and ends with a week of learning Multimedia Interactivity using Flash.

The courses will be taught by Yelena Aronson, computer graphics (Metro), and Luis Garcia, art/media studies (Metro). The program is led by Joan Leder, senior program director, continuing education (Metro). Class size is limited. For more information, call Continuing Education at (201) 692-6500.

Camp Discovery Leadership Program

This summer, Camp Discovery will be offering a Leader in Training Program at both the College at Florham and the Metropolitan Campus. The program, which is in its third season on the College at Florham, is being offered for the first time at the Metropolitan Campus. The program will be offered from June 29 through July 27 at the Metropolitan Campus, and from July 16 through August 10 at the College at Florham. This program offers leadership training, fun activities and trips for students entering grades 8 and 9. Workshop topics include leadership development, team building, conflict management, group dynamics and others. The College at Florham program is starting a waiting list, and the Metropolitan Campus program has limited availability. For more information visit http://www.fdu.edu/campdiscovery or call continuing education at 201-692-6500.

To Health and Wellness

Continuing education held its first health and wellness series — 12 individual seminars about caring for and nurturing one’s body using simple techniques that can easily fit into any lifestyle, see http://www.fdu.edu/ce . A second series is planned for fall 2007.

Motorcycle Safety

The FDU Motorcycle Safety Education program kicked off its 11th season on March 14. In spite of snow on Friday, March 16, two students were able to complete their training. Weekend training for 18 students was also rescheduled due to weather conditions. The program is now in full swing, with classes into the middle of the fall.

This year, the Motorcycle Safety Education program is offering a retest option for Basic RiderCourse (BRC) students who failed the riding skills evaluation. This one-time retest option is new to FDU’s 2007 motorcycle season and is being offered to accommodate students’ needs. Instead of retaking the BRC, students who failed the riding skills but passed the knowledge test are eligible for a retest after completing the Additional RiderCourse (A-BRC). This course is available to recent BRC students at FDU (within 180 days) who passed the knowledge test and are looking for more practice time on motorcycles.

May is Motorcycle Awareness month. To start the month, Fairleigh Dickinson University has teamed up with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to offer one-day Experienced RiderCourses on a weekend. The statewide goal is to train more than 300 motorcyclists on risk assessment and risk management to negotiate the public roads. There are currently five courses offered at FDU on weekends, which are open to a maximum of 12 students each. Half of these courses have already been filled with group courses for local motorcycle clubs and organizations. The program is under the direction of Joan Leder, senior program director, continuing education (Metro). Discounts are available to University faculty, staff and students through the Office of Continuing Education.

Visits to Cyber Crime Training Lab

On March 27, 70 high school juniors and seniors from Fair Lawn and Rutherford High Schools visited the Cyber Crime Training Lab in Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus. The students toured the facility and observed demonstrations by Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Lab; Kenneth Bruno, BS’04, MS’05 (Metro), who owns and operates his own cyber security company; and Adam Rhein and Dan Andriulli, detectives of the Bergen (N.J.) County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit. Both high schools participate in FDU’s Middle College Program.

Students were divided into two groups so that they could watch the demonstrations being conducted in each of the two lab classrooms. They were exposed to new technologies being used as teaching tools in the Cyber Crime Training Lab, and some were able to use the equipment in the hands-on portion of the demonstration. The detectives discussed Internet vulnerability and the possibility of innocently providing information to a predator online. Teachers and chaperones with the students provided positive feedback about the program and expressed their intention to return with different groups of students from their forensics and criminal law classes. Through efforts between continuing education and the Cyber Crime Training Lab, additional tours and demonstrations will be scheduled for students in middle school who are taking related courses.

Study-abroad Experience in India

The School of Administrative Science announces the creation of a new short-term blended model study-abroad experience to India. The program will provide students with a unique educational opportunity to experience various aspects of culture, diversity, heritage, economy, change and leadership in both an Indian and a global context. It offers an excellent blend of theory and field experiences in a developing country.

The Summer II Session courses Leading Culturally Diverse Workplaces (3 graduate credits) and Managing Culture, Diversity and Change in the Global Workplace (3 undergraduate credits) can be used as management electives by students enrolled in the Silberman College of Business MBA and business management programs. There are no prerequisites for these courses. A fee covers the cost for room and board (double occupancy) and ground transportation for eight days. For more information, contact Joseph Thomas, associate director, online master in administrative science degree program, Petrocelli College (Metro), at (201) 692-7170, jthomas@fdu.edu or visit http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=4665 .

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies

State Senate President and Governor Codey Lectures

Then State Senate President and now Acting Gov. Richard Codey, was a guest lecturer at the Metropolitan Campus undergraduate class of Mental Health Issues in the Media taught by Tom Davis, communications (Metro). Davis writes a mental health column for The Record. Codey discussed his early encounters of mental illness, as a teenager observing firsthand the bad treatment of Graystone facilities inmates, his advocacy for the mentally ill and his undercover mission exposing the abuse of patients at New Jersey mental health facilities. He also answered students’ questions, some concerning how the media covered the illness of Codey’s wife.

In the left photo below are, from left, Jason Scorza, philosophy/political science and director, art/media studies and English/humanities/philosophy (Metro); Richard Codey; and Tom Davis.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The School of Natural Sciences and the Hudson-Bergen Chemical Society co-sponsored the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on April 13 at Dickinson Hall Cafe, Metropolitan Campus. The guest speaker was Sorin Diaconescu of the New Jersey State Toxicology Laboratory who spoke about “Forensic Toxicology.” All the presenters received certificates and a book (courtesy of McGraw-Hill), and the books for the student awards (highest grade point ratio, graduating chemistry majors from several colleges in this area) were provided by Thomson-Brooks/Cole.

In the right photo above, pictured with Mihaela Leonida, right, chemistry (Metro), are Metropolitan Campus students, from left, Sudeep Banjade (biochemistry), Prasanna Ramachandran (biology), Prashanthi Natarajan (biology) and Elena Schmidt (preprofessional/chiropractic).

Student Art Exhibits

The works of graduating art students have been on display at the University College Art Gallery, Room 11, University Hall, Metropolitan Campus, since March. This year’s exhibits will be capped by the FDU Art Students Biennial Exhibition, which will include works from all of the University’s art classes and will run from April 30 through June 8. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. For information call 201-692-2801.

Wroxton College

Corporate Communication Conference

The Corporate Communication Institute (CCI), in association with Corporate Communications: An International Journal, announces a Conference on Corporate Communication 2007 to be held Friday, June 1, through Monday, June 4, at Wroxton College, England.

Corporate executives and university scholars will meet to exchange information and explore communication from a global perspective. Among the topics to be discussed are: corporate identity, internal communication through mergers and acquisitions, communicating global corporate responsibility, localization and globalization of issues management, role of information technology in the measurement of corporate communication, global education for future leaders, teleworking for business continuity, communicating to diverse workforces, using interactive data for business reporting, how financial marketers project professional credibility and corporation and global health policy development.

The three-day conference will feature speakers from industry and universities with representation from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and United States.

For more information go to http://corporatecomm.org/conference.html, e-mail cci@corporatecomm.org or call 973-443-8709.

Captions:

Left photo: David Landau, film/animation (Flor), making his presentation.

Right photo: David Landau, center, explained his descriptive material to Geoffrey Weinman, left, English and dean, Becton College (Flor), and Eleanor Friedl, reference librarian, library (Flor).

From left are College at Florham Provost Kenneth Greene, President J. Michael Adams, Trustee Antoinette Petrocelli, Executive Director of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies James Barrood and Alumna Doris Drucker.

Left photo: From left are Jason Scorza, philosophy/political science and director, art/media studies and English/humanities/philosophy (Metro); Richard Codey; and Tom Davis.

Right photo: Pictured with Mihaela Leonida, right, chemistry (Metro), are Metropolitan Campus students, from left, Sudeep Banjade (biochemistry), Prasanna Ramachandran (biology), Prashanthi Natarajan (biology) and Elena Schmidt (preprofessional/chiropractic).


Spotlight — Cunningham, Dick, Melloy, Trentacoste

Chris Ellen Cunningham

Coordinator, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory
Metropolitan Campus

How long have you been at FDU?

Fifteen incredibly fast-moving months.

If you could meet anyone in the world, whom would you pick? Why?

I would love to play a round of golf with [former New York City Mayor] Rudy Giuliani. A five-hour window to pick his brain, listen to his thoughts — that would be fabulous. Of course, it would qualify as some sort of punishment for him.

One of the things I have in my refrigerator all the time is ...

… parmesan and/or romano cheese. Always.

What book or film did you recently enjoy? Why would you recommend it?

My schedule is so crazy I don’t have time to read all I would like to — pleasure reading is normally limited to 20 minutes with the Williams-Sonoma catalog (heaven!). I did finally finish the book I’ve been nursing for months — You’ve Got to Read This Book! It’s a compilation by Jack Canfield (of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame) made up of short essays by different people explaining the most significant book they had ever read and how it affected them. I found it interesting to see what books motivated such a broad spectrum of successful people.

Something I’ve always wanted to learn is ...

… how to operate a Zamboni, an ice resurfacer. One of my silly life goals is to somehow get someone to let me drive one.

I collect ...

… cookware, kitchen toys and gadgets, books and motivational quotes.

Things that brighten my day are ...

… bright sunny mornings, daisies, clean sheets, compliments, jokes, hearing a favorite old song on the car stereo, my friends, watching the sun set with cigars and cocktails on the beach with my dad … many things.

Complete the phrase: People would be surprised to know that I ...

Considering my position, that I had the worst reputation imaginable with the IT department at my former place of employment. In one day I managed to completely disable the controller’s division server and cripple PeopleSoft campuswide. I was then the third person to call and complain about the system failure. Our network administrator told me to get out of finance and go to work at the Chubb Institute — as the final graduation requirement. If anyone could fix a PC I had monkeyed around with, he figured they deserved some sort of degree. If he knew what I was doing now …

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt, and what profession would you want nothing to do with?

Without a doubt, I would go into golf course/country club management. I worked at a club a few years ago and loved going there every day. The job comes with built-in, stress-relief access — there’s always a driving range nearby. I would never want to be a K-12 teacher because I simply do not have the patience.

Bernard Dick

Professor of English and Communications and Coordinator, MA in Media and Professional Communication
Metropolitan Campus

How long have you been at FDU?

Since September 1970.

If you could meet anyone in the world, whom would you pick? Why?

Among the departed, Eugene O’Neill, to thank him for writing the greatest of all American plays, “Long Day’s Journey into Night”; among the living, soprano Renée Fleming, for the great joy she has given me at the Metropolitan Opera.

One of the things I have in my refrigerator all the time is ...

… a carton of eggs.

What book or film did you recently enjoy? Why would you recommend it?

The French film, “Caché (Hidden),”¯ which is everything a film should be: enigmatic, absorbing and visual, with a final long shot that kept me thinking of its meaning for days after.

Something I’ve always wanted to learn is ...

… Lithuanian, because of my heritage.

I collect ...

… movie and theater memorabilia, Golden Age radio tapes and original cast recordings of Broadway musicals, both the famous (“South Pacific”¯) and the obscure (“Seventeen”).

Things that brighten my day are ...

… Jeff Spurgeon’s morning show on WQXR radio, Turner Classic Movies, a well-written student essay and not being asked when I plan to retire.

Complete the phrase: People would be surprised to know that I ...

… grew up in a house without indoor plumbing until I was nine, when my mother, an extraordinary woman to whom I will always be indebted, married a man who could provide it.

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt, and what profession would you want nothing to do with?

I think I could have been a good agent or producer. I would not want any profession that would require me to travel by ship, boat, yacht, canoe or ferry. I am a non-swimmer and am hydrophobic.

Patricia Melloy

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
College at Florham

How long have you been at FDU?

Since August 2006.

If you could meet anyone in the world, whom would you pick? Why?

In the course of my scientific training, I have been lucky enough to meet several great scientists, so I always welcome the opportunity to pick the brain of a great scientist. After that, I would say I would like to meet a great national or international political leader like Madeleine Albright or a good old-fashioned rock star like Bono.

What book or film did you recently enjoy? Why would you recommend it?

I most recently enjoyed “The Last King of Scotland.” I would recommend it because the lead actor, Forrest Whitaker, gave a wonderful performance.

Something I’ve always wanted to learn is ...

… the Irish language.

I collect ...

… music from the 1980s.

Things that brighten my day are ...

… my husband, Frank, and when I see students working and having fun in the lab at the same time.

Complete the phrase: People would be surprised to know that I ...

… am the first and only scientist in my family.

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt, and what profession would you want nothing to do with?

If I were not in my current profession, I would most likely attempt being a science writer, or designing exhibits or programs for a science museum. I would like nothing to do with being an accountant.

Joseph Trentacoste

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
College at Florham

How long have you been at FDU?

Four years.

If you could meet anyone in the world, whom would you pick? Why?

I’d love to sit down with the President [George W. Bush] so we can chat about the military action overseas.

One of the things I have in my refrigerator all the time is ...

… orange juice.

Something I’ve always wanted to learn is ...

… how to play the guitar.

I collect ...

… DVDs.

Things that brighten my day are ...

… my wife’s smile, making people laugh, a good meal.

Complete the phrase: People would be surprised to know that I ...

… wanted to be a doctor until my sophomore year of college.

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt, and what profession would you want nothing to do with?

I’d love to go to culinary school and become a pastry chef. My wife and I have talked about opening our own bakery one day. I would not want to hold any kind of government office. I think you have to be a special type of person to deal with all that stress.


This & That

• FDU will be hosting the College Expo 2007 for Adult and Graduate Students on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rothman Center, Metropolitan Campus. For more information about this free event, contact Anita Rivers, director of adult/part-time admissions (Metro), at 201-692-7346 or arivers@fdu.edu or Susan Neihart, director of graduate recruitment/marketing, admissions (Metro), at 201-692-2571 or sneihart@fdu.edu.

• The 10 weeks of RecycleMania is over at the College at Florham, and the campus recycled a total of 12,493 pounds of bottles, cans and mixed paper. In the residence hall competition (pounds per person), Park Avenue won for highest combined recyclables (8.59 lbs), Rutherford for highest bottles and cans (5.7 lbs), and Florence Twombly for highest mixed paper (3.4 lbs). The campus is urged to continue recycling and if anyone needs recycling picked up and has questions or concerns, contact Ted Ambrosiano, manager, buildings/grounds (Flor), at 973-443-8926 or e-mail greenclubfdu@gmail.com.

• The Fourth Annual Charity Softball Game to benefit The Tomorrows Children’s Fund will take place on Friday, May 4, 5–9 p.m., at the Softball Field, Metropolitan Campus. The staff from Target of Hackensack has agreed to challenge the FDU team again. Sponsor fee for a team is $50. The event will include a 50/50 raffle, tricky tray raffles, home-run derby, music by WFAN radio station and a children’s craft table. For information call 201-692-2424 or e-mail vaccaro@fdu.edu . Admission is free.

• The Disney Institute’s “Keys to Excellence” program will run for a full day on the Metropolitan Campus on Wednesday, May 23. The Disney model is recognized as one of the most successful leadership, management, loyalty and customer service programs practiced throughout the world. Complete details for the program are on the Web site http://www.disneynj.com . Disney is offering a discounted registration fee to Fairleigh Dickinson University employees. (This is a $100 savings off of the advertised rate of $399.) For the promo code e-mail valentir@fdu.edu. The free Disney Institute program “Customer Service, The Disney Way” has been rescheduled for May 23, 9–10:30 a.m., Room 105 Muscarelle Center, Metropolitan Campus. To register e-mail valentir@fdu.edu.

• The Metropolitan Campus women’s bowling team successfully defended its Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference title.


Photo Stories

Graduation Salute

Graduation Salute 2007 was held on April 10 at the College at Florham and on April 11 at the Metropolitan Campus. At the salute, graduating students have an opportunity to obtain commencement information; pick up their caps, gowns and announcements; to videotape “Grad Greetings”; and to have their portraits taken.

College at Florham

Left photo: Mark Bullock, resident director, residence life (Flor), lends a hand.

Center photo: College at Florham graduating students, from left, Ashley Mullins, Emilio Javier and Karina Kizner, tried on their caps and gowns.

Right photo: William Doran, multimedia specialist, University systems/security (Metro), filmed “Grad Greetings” at both campuses.

Metropolitan Campus

Left photo: Lois Smart, administrative assistant and summer conference coordinator, and Samita Mezger, director of judicial affairs/special projects director, both Dean of Students Office (Metro), worked at their office’s table.

Center photo: Wendy Hager, left, assistant to the director, and Jacqueline Ruzich, budget/operation coordinator, both student life (Metro), were ready to assist students.

Right photo: Nestor Melendez, left, assistant dean of students (Metro), and Craig Mourton, director of student life (Metro), distributed popcorn and answered questions.

Middle East and Africa Area Studies

Two areas of interdisciplinary studies ran programs in April.

The Center for African Studies and the Office for Global Learning sponsored a panel discussion at the Metropolitan Campus focusing on Oprah Winfrey’s leadership school for girls in South Africa. The school’s intent is to develop elite women leaders in post-apartheid South Africa.

Panelists included Austin Ogunsuyi, Core (Metro); Lawrence Mbogoni, African studies and chair, African, African-American and Caribbean studies, William Paterson University, Wayne, N.J.; Zandile Nkabinde, special education, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J.; and Godwin Ohiwerei, chair, sociology/anthropology, New Jersey City University. The panel discussion was followed by a faculty workshop on incorporating issues such as the Oprah school for the future of South Africa into faculty teaching. The African studies executive committee members include Peter Benson, English (Metro); Robert Houle, history (Flor); and David Rosen, anthropology (Flor).

“Current Intellectual Debates in the Arab World,” sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Office of Global Learning, featured Elias Khoury, a leading Arab intellectual, a novelist and a journalist from Lebanon and Global Distinguished Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University.

The debates at the College at Florham were conducted by Riad Nasser, director, middle eastern studies (Metro/Flor), and sociology (Flor), and Christopher Taylor, chair, religious studies, and director, Center for the Study of Religion, Society and Culture, Drew University, and moderated by Elise Salem, associate provost for global learning (Metro/Flor), and English (Flor).

Captions:

From left are Godwin Ohiwerei, chair, sociology/anthropology, New Jersey City University; Zandile Nkabinde, special education, New Jersey City University; Austin Ogunsuyi, Core (Metro); and Lawrence Mbogoni, African studies and chair, African, African-American and Caribbean studies, William Paterson University.

From left are Elise Salem, associate provost for global learning (Metro/Flor), and English (Flor); Riad Nasser, director, middle eastern studies (Metro/Flor), and sociology (Flor); Elias Khoury, leading Arab intellectual, novelist and journalist from Lebanon and Global Distinguished Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University; and Christopher Taylor, chair, religious studies, and director, Center for the Study of Religion, Society and Culture, Drew University.

Green Day

April 23 at the College at Florham was Green Day, a student-focused community celebration of the University’s venture into environmental sustainability. Its purpose was to recognize, share and celebrate the contribution that each individual can make to the overall goal of sustainability. Highlighted were the College at Florham’s sustainability initiatives, the University’s Green Club activities, the plan for a new LEED-certified, sustainable Center for Learning and Research, as well as presentations and workshops. Workshops focused on “The Campus Climate Challenge” (with presenters Joel Harmon, management and director of research, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (Flor); Christine Farias, economics and adviser to student organization Green Club (Flor); Gerard Farias, management and executive director, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (Flor); Jeff Gentile, New Jersey account executive, InterfaceFlor Commercial; and John Cusack, executive director, New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability), “The New Sustainable Architecture,” “Corporate Responsibility” and “Eating Green.”

A keynote panel on sustainable practices was moderated by Harmon and participants were Cusack, Gentile, Penny Jones of the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, Louis Nowikas from Hart Corporation and Paul Miller, executive director, Unity Leaning Environment. Green Expo was held in the Great Hall, the Mansion, and on the Mansion Circle. Student presentations and awards, solar cooking, a nature photography exhibit by R. Gordon Perry, biology (Flor), rounded out the day. Amber Charlebois, chemistry (Flor), was student adviser.

Captions:

Left photo: From left, DeNere Postell, graduate assistant; Mary Ford, learning specialist; and Mark Sapara, director, all Freshman Intensive Studies (Flor), read flyers distributed during Green Day.

Right photo: Geoffrey Weinman, left, English and dean, Becton College (Flor), discusses Green Day activities with Amber Charlebois, chemistry (Flor), and student adviser.


Left photo: Marilyn Gross, associate director, corporate/foundation relations, University advancement (Metro), visits one of the tables.

Center photo: At the Friends of Florham table are, from left, Friends of Florham Trustees Linda Carrington and Elaine Earlywine and President Emma Joy Dana.

Right photo: James Sawyer, left, associate director, undergraduate admissions (Flor), and Amber Charlebois, chemistry (Flor), and student adviser, discuss the day’s activities.

Education Conference

Teachers and administrators from surrounding school districts attended a conference “Closing the Achievement Gap: A Discussion” held at the Metropolitan Campus and sponsored by The Record and FDU’s Peter Sammartino School of Education.

Education faculty members were leaders in the breakout sessions. They included Daniel Aronoff, interim deputy director, education (Flor); Ellen Campbell, education and director, MA in education for certified teachers (Metro); Carl Schavio, education and director, MA in educational leadership (Metro); John Cowen, elementary education/reading and program coordinator, MAT elementary education/literacy reading specialist certification program (Metro); Khyati Joshi, education (Metro); Teresa Montani, learning disabilities (Metro); and Miriam Singer, education (Metro).

Captions:

Left photo: Daniel Aronoff, interim deputy director, education (Flor), and Ellen Campbell, education and director, MA in education for certified teachers (Metro), spoke with Jodi Bianchi, teacher, Lincoln School, #6, Garfield, N.J.

Center and right photo: From left are John Cowen, elementary education/reading and program coordinator, MAT elementary education/literacy reading specialist certification program (Metro); Marlene Rosenbaum, education and associate director, education (Flor); Miriam Singer, education (Metro); and Carl Schavio, education and director, MA in educational leadership (Metro).

Left photo: Vicki Cohen, education; director, education; and coordinator, instructional technology certificate program (Metro), and Cynthia Foster, education services manager, The Record.

Right photo: The keynote panel included, from left, Dorothy Carcamo, assistant superintendent, pupil personnel services, Paterson (N.J.) Public Schools; Angela Davis, principal, Teaneck (N.J.) High School; Mark Porto, principal, Hackensack (N.J.) High School; and Carol Lisa, superintendent of schools, Englewood, N.J.

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