Inside FDU on the Web — November 2010

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Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Congratulations to those employees who by December 30 will have reached their special anniversary years of service. Their awards were presented at a luncheon on November 3 at the Metropolitan Campus. The group was welcomed by Rose D’Ambrosio, associate vice president for human resources (Metro/Flor). President J. Michael Adams delivered remarks. Barry Sheffield, assistant director of telecommunications (Metro), served as master of ceremony. For additional photos go to http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/1011/photo1.html .

45 Years

Claude Jonnard, economics/finance (Flor); Harry Keyishian, emeritus, English and director, FDU Press (Flor); Neil Massoth, psychology (Metro); Neil Salzman, political science and director, Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (Flor); John Santelli, psychology (Metro); Thomas Swanzey, English and associate dean, Petrocelli College (Metro); and Dorothy Walensky, languages (Metro).

40 Years

J. Richard Chaplin, accounting (Flor); Bernard Dick, English/communications; co-director, art/media studies; and coordinator of MA in media/professional communication (Metro); Evangelos Djimopoulos, economics and chair, economics/finance/international business (Metro/Flor); Jozef Gunia, general mechanic, buildings/grounds (Metro); Richard Lo Pinto, biological sciences (Metro); Peter Mullany, English (Metro); and M. Patricia Warunek, biological sciences and director, University Honors (Metro).

35 Years

Samir Elbassiouny, lab coordinator, mathematics/computer science/physics (Flor); Frank Karger, English (Metro); Norman Landis, computer science (Metro); Glenn Priesmeyer, lieutenant, public safety (Flor); and Vladimir Zwass, computer science/management information systems and deputy director, computer science/management information systems/e-commerce/mathematics (Metro).

30 Years

Yvonne Bodden, administrative assistant, student life (Flor); Sophie Budzinski, laborer, buildings/grounds (Metro); Michael Cervone, laborer, buildings/grounds (Metro); Adele Falken, admissions services clerk, international/graduate admissions (Metro); Helene Frio, special assistant to vice president, administration (Metro); Ronald Heim, marketing (Flor); Richard Kjetsaa, economics/finance (Metro); Carl Kraus, director of telecommunications (Metro); Harvey Lowy, computer science/management information systems (Metro); Edward Lynch, locksmith, public safety (Metro); David Miles, director of public safety (Metro); JoAnn Pratscher, assistant to dean, University College (Metro); Panadda Tantral, accounting (Metro); Joan Vacca, clerk, enrollment services (Metro); Richard Wisch, hospitality/tourism management; and associate dean/director, international hospitality/tourism management; and K. Paul Yoon, operations management and chair, information systems/decision sciences (Metro/Flor).

25 Years

Patricia Bazán-Figueras, languages (Flor); Maureen Curry, manager of compensation, human resources (Flor); Deborah Dobson, director, Advising Center (Flor); Arthur Dolinsky, marketing (Flor); Joseph Farry, general mechanic, buildings/grounds (Metro); Karin Hamilton, administrative director, graduate/global programs, Silberman College (Flor); Rendell Mabey, English/philosophy and director, Enhanced Freshman Experience (Metro); Susan McConville, executive director of development, University advancement (Metro); Josephine Modoski, assistant to vice president, finance/treasurer’s office (Metro); Joanna Steiner, associate director, online programs (Metro); Willie Thornton, director of public safety (Flor); and Lidia Wilczak, administrative assistant, dean of students (Flor).

20 Years

Valerie Adams, director, career development (Flor); Mahjabin “Mona” Baqai, periodicals assistant, College at Florham Library (Flor); Cynthia Bergstein, psychology (Metro); Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs, Petrocelli College, and director, administrative science (Metro); Brian Domenick, University director of information systems/technology (Metro); Christine Ferraiuolo, assistant to dean, Becton College (Flor); Michael Gibbons, general mechanic, buildings/grounds (Metro); Ralph Knapp, director of computing services (Flor); Marion McCollum, University associate director of financial aid (Metro); Allen McDaniel, senior instructional/technology support, Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology (Metro); Gregory Sarajian, manager of accounts payable (Metro); Kathleen Stein-Smith, head, Giovatto Library (Metro); and Richard Villanueva, customer service, production and fulfillment coordinator, CopiesPlus (Metro).

15 Years

Carol Ann Alfano, secretary, continuing education (Metro); Wladina Antoine Alexakos, mathematics (Metro); Richard Bettencourt, executive director, continuing education (Metro); John Cowen, elementary education/reading and program coordinator, literacy programs (Metro); Rose D’Ambrosio, associate vice president for human resources (Metro/Flor); Susan Durkin, assistant to campus provost (Flor); Corinne Ellis, nursing (Metro); Deborah Fredericks, director of operations, continuing education (Metro); Vincent Guagenti, video/electronic/computer graphics specialist, visual/performing arts (Flor); Charles Imbimbo, psychological counselor, student counseling/psychological services (Metro); Karen Lewis, senior director of principal gifts, University advancement (Metro); Teresa Montani, education; associate dean, University College; and director of learning disabilities (Metro); Richard Riccio, vice president for administration (Metro); Margarita Santiago, development operation specialist, University advancement (Metro); Kiron Sharma, computer science and chair, mathematics/computer science/physics (Flor); Eleonora Simeone-Izquierdo, programmer analyst, management information systems (Metro); Robert Valenti, assistant vice president for administration (Metro); and Christine Vitale, career development specialist, career development (Metro). For photos go to http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/1011/photo1.html .

10 Years

Irene Abt, secretary, art/media studies (Metro); Yelena Aronson, computer graphics (Metro); Marilyn Bennett, secretary for basketball office, athletics (Metro); Maryann Bielski, financial aid coordinator, financial aid (Metro); Shealine Black, coordinator of marketing, international hospitality/tourism management (Metro); Joseph Brancone, manager of software/databases, management information systems (Metro); Jason Brizzolara, technology assistant for online library, Giovatto Library (Metro); Joan Cann, assistant director, student health services (Metro); John Cinco, computer graphics (Flor); Camilla Coniglio, administrative assistant, chemistry (Flor); Barbara Dawson, assistant to director, government/community affairs (Flor); Elizabeth Dikovics, special assistant to vice president, enrollment management (Metro); Linda Dry, coordinator of administration/student services, international hospitality/tourism management (Metro); Vanessa Eatman, coordinator, enrollment services (Metro); Lauren Elgin, lab manager, computing services (Flor); Wendy Fasano, staff nurse, Wellness Center (Flor); Dante Fedeli, head women’s softball coach, athletics (Flor); Todd Ferris, assistant director, academic advising/student support services (Flor); Tami Flanagan, director of transfer students, international hospitality/tourism management, (Metro); Joseph Geraghty, coordinator, intramurals, athletics (Metro); Howard Gilman, University designer, communications/marketing (Metro); Indira Govindan, associate vice president for institutional research/assessment (Metro); Charles Guenther, human resource assistant, human resources (Metro); John Hughes, hospitality/tourism management (Flor); Kathleen Kidder, associate director, graduate admissions (Metro); Melvin Lewis, engineering technology (Metro); Howard Libov, film and assistant dean, Becton College (Flor); Michael Liss, reference librarian, Giovatto Library (Metro); Diana Marin, associate dean of legal studies program, continuing education (Flor); Mary Marks, associate University librarian and head, technical services, College at Florham Library (Flor); Marion McClary, biological sciences and co-director, natural sciences (Metro); Mary Mornhineway, administrative assistant, psychology/sociology (Metro); Richard Mosca, head football coach, athletics (Flor); Leyla Nigrinis, assistant to vice president/chief information officer (Flor); Lisetty Nigrinis, assistant director of global partnerships (Metro); Subhojit Paul, senior project manager, Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology (Metro); Thomas Paulus, director of intramurals/head baseball coach, athletics (Flor); Bruce Peabody, political science (Flor); Rosalie Sabatino, assistant director, career development (Flor); Neelu Sinha, computer science (Flor); René Steinke, English and writer-in-residence (Flor); and Ethné Swartz, entrepreneurship and chair, marketing/entrepreneurship (Flor). For photos go to http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/1011/photo1.html .

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Attending the event were, from left, for 45 years of service, Harry Keyishian, emeritus, English and director, FDU Press (Flor); Neil Massoth, psychology (Metro); Thomas Swanzey, English and associate dean, Petrocelli College (Metro); and Dorothy Walensky, languages (Metro). FDU President J. Michael Adams, right, delivered a congratulatory message to the honorees.

Top row: Attending the event were, from left, 40-year awardees Bernard Dick, English/communications; co-director, art/media studies; and coordinator of MA in media/professional communication (Metro); J. Richard Chaplin, accounting (Flor); Evangelos Djimopoulos, economics and chair, economics/finance/international business (Metro/Flor); Jozef Gunia, general mechanic, buildings/grounds (Metro); and Richard Lo Pinto, biological sciences (Metro).

Bottom row: Other awardees who attended the event were, from left, 40-year awardees Peter Mullany, English (Metro); and M. Patricia Warunek, biological sciences and director, University Honors (Metro); and 35-year awardees Samir Elbassiouny, lab coordinator, mathematics/computer science/physics (Flor); Frank Karger, English (Metro); and Vladimir Zwass, computer science/management information systems and deputy director, computer science/management information systems/e-commerce/mathematics (Metro).

Top row: Thirty-year awardees who attended the event were, from left, Yvonne Bodden, administrative assistant, student life (Flor); Adele Falken, admissions services clerk, international/graduate admissions (Metro); Helene Frio, special assistant to vice president, administration (Metro); Ronald Heim, marketing (Flor); Carl Kraus, director of telecommunications (Metro); and Edward Lynch, locksmith, public safety (Metro).

Bottom row: Also at the event were 30-year awardees, from left, David Miles, director of public safety (Metro); Panadda Tantral, accounting (Metro); Joan Vacca, clerk, enrollment services (Metro); Richard Wisch, hospitality/tourism management; and associate dean/director, international hospitality/tourism management; and K. Paul Yoon, operations management and chair, information systems/decision sciences (Metro/Flor).

Top row: Attending the event and honored for 25 years of service were, from left, Maureen Curry, manager of compensation, human resources (Flor); Deborah Dobson, director, Advising Center (Flor); Joseph Farry, general mechanic, buildings/grounds (Metro); Karin Hamilton, administrative director, graduate/global programs, Silberman College (Flor); Rendell Mabey, English/philosophy and director, Enhanced Freshman Experience (Metro); and Susan McConville, executive director of development, University advancement (Metro).

Bottom row: Other 25-year awardees who attended were, from left, Josephine Modoski, assistant to vice president, finance/treasurer’s office (Metro); Joanna Steiner, associate director, online programs (Metro); Willie Thornton, director of public safety (Flor); and Lidia Wilczak, administrative assistant, dean of students (Flor).

Top row: Attending the event were 20-year awardees, from left, Valerie Adams, director, career development (Flor); Mahjabin “Mona” Baqai, periodicals assistant, College at Florham Library (Flor); Cynthia Bergstein, psychology (Metro); Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs, Petrocelli College, and director, administrative science (Metro); Christine Ferraiuolo, assistant to dean, Becton College (Flor); and Ralph Knapp, director of computing services (Flor).

Bottom row: Also at the event were, from left, 20-year awardees Marion McCollum, University associate director of financial aid (Metro); Allen McDaniel, senior instructional/technology support, Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology (Metro); Gregory Sarajian, manager of accounts payable (Metro); Kathleen Stein-Smith, head, Giovatto Library (Metro); and Richard Villanueva, customer service, production and fulfillment coordinator, CopiesPlus (Metro).


FDU Celebrates International Education Week

Fairleigh Dickinson University is holding a weeklong, bi-campus celebration of International Education Week starting Friday, November 12. Various events and activities — cultural events, a global fair, film screening, dance lessons and educational lectures — have been organized to highlight the importance of global education and to generate a greater appreciation for the diversity of the University community.

Bi-campus Events, Activities

The College at Florham kicks off its International Education Week with a Global Fair on Monday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., in the Student Center Cafeteria. On Wednesday, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the Metropolitan Campus community can drop by its eighth annual Global Fair and enjoy a variety of activities.

A United Nations briefing on “Understanding and Managing Cyber Crime: The Virtual Criminal,” will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. Passes, which must be requested at least one week before the event, are required. To request a pass, call the Office of Global Learning at 973-443-8876. If there is sufficient interest, Zhaobo (Bob) Wang, operations management (Flor) and faculty coordinator, United Nations Department of Public Information Briefings, will accompany groups from both campuses. For information on succeeding briefings go to http://www.un.org/dpi/ngosection/index.asp .

The Office of Global Learning will conduct Fulbright Tea and Information Sessions on Tuesday, November 16, 3–4 p.m., in Room 2245, Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus, and on Wednesday, November 17, 3–4 p.m., in the Sarah Sullivan Lounge, Hennessy Hall, College at Florham.

Students interested in studying abroad can also explore their options at the Study-abroad Open Houses on Tuesday, November 16, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., in Room 2234, Dickinson Hall, on the Metropolitan Campus, and on Friday, November 19, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., in the Wroxton Study-abroad Office on ground floor of Hennessy Hall, College at Florham.

Other Metropolitan Campus Events

On Monday, November 15, the Metropolitan Campus will hold International Dress Day, which encourages everyone to wear clothing that reflects their culture or heritage. Also on November 15, the Muslim Educational and Cultural Association hosts an Eid Festival at 8 p.m. in the Rutherford Room in the Student Union Building. During the festival, members of the campus community can learn more about the holiday, enjoy sweets and music and participate in a “Secret Sheep Gift Exchange.” Attendees can also sample tasty treats at 8 p.m. in the Rutherford Room as part of an Appetizers Around the World event that is jointly hosted by the International Student Association and the Multicultural Council.

A weeklong exhibit on international education will run until Sunday, November 21, in the Giovatto Library.

On Tuesday, November 16, a Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training panel to advise international students who are interested in working in the United States will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Metropolitan Club, Alumni Hall. Also on November 16, the campus community can watch the movie “Birth of an Assassin” while enjoying Haitian food at 8 p.m. in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building. The event is hosted by the Haitian Cultural Association, a student organization. After the movie, those interested can attend Caribbean dance lessons at 9 p.m. in the Knight Club at the Student Union Building. This event is being hosted by the student organization Caribbean Connection.

On Wednesday, November 17, the U.N. Pathways of FDU, together with the NGO Committee on the United Nations International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues are co-presenting “Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations” in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building. See Indigenous Peoples and United Nations http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/indigenous.html .

A four-day run of the comedy “All the Great Books (Abridged)” will be performed by University Players in the Russell H. Ratsch Experimental Theatre, Lower Level, University Hall, starting Thursday, November 18, 8 p.m. Members of the cast include Thomas Swanzey, English and associate dean, Petrocelli College (Metro); and students Richard Cevellos, Melissa Dilger, Megan Fry, Shiomara Gonzales, Kelly Hull, Chelsey Nayes, Rebecca Nemeh, Karissa Redd, Pia Shetty, Nico Stabile and Athos Vardouniotis. Other performance dates are Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 21, at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for the general public; $5 for FDU faculty, staff and students and senior citizens. The comedy is co-directed by Ellen Spaldo, English and faculty adviser, University Players (Metro), and James Rana, University College (Metro). For information contact Spaldo at 201-692-7155 or e-mail spaldo@fdu.edu.

On Friday, November 19, non-English speakers can practice their English-speaking skills at a “Casual Conversation in English” event at 2:30 p.m. in the Metro Writing Studio, Second Floor, Giovatto Library. Jeanette Adams, University College (Metro), will lead the discussion on Thanksgiving.

On Monday, November 22, the 30 Mosques, 30 Days/30 States Speaking Tour visits FDU. The tour, titled “Tales from a Ramadan Road Trip,” features Amman Ali and Basram Tariq as they recount their 13,000-mile trip to visit 30 states and pray at 30 mosques — all the while fasting from sunrise to sunset — during Ramadan. The free event, which is open only to members of the FDU community, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union Building.

Other events held earlier in the week were a celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, and an outreach program with Bergen Academies, Hackensack, N.J.

Other College at Florham Events

Ink and hieroglyph brush ballet drawings by Latvian artist Elizabete Melbãrzde, an internationally recognized painter and sculptor, are on display at the College at Florham Library through Tuesday, December 21. The “Drawings for the Ballet” exhibit, which is Melbãrzde’s first solo exhibit in the United States, is open to the public and may be viewed from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2–10 p.m.

On Wednesday, November 17, Michael Walsh, a visiting Global Virtual Faculty™ member and associate professor of art history, Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus, will talk about “Historic Famagusta: Art and Architecture in Cyprus’ Forgotten City” (see http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=255). The presentation will be held in the Orangerie, College at Florham Library, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Walsh’s presentation will examine the historical and cultural legacy of Famagusta and places it within a modern understanding of the nationalism and internationalism, which still determines its fate. It will also look at efforts to re-engage the international community and reports on some early successes in this process of heritage welfare management.

On Thursday, November 18, an International Beer Happy Hour will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bottle Hill Pub, Student Center. Faculty, staff and students over 21 are welcome to attend.

For More Information

For information about International Education Week events, call the Office of International Student Services at 973-443-8672 (College at Florham) or 201-692-2743 (Metropolitan Campus); contact Diana Cvitan, director of global learning (Metro/Flor), at 201-692-7161 or dcvitan@fdu.edu; or go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=255 .


School of Pharmacy Founding Dean Appointed

Ruth Nemire has been named founding dean of the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy at Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, College at Florham, effective November 1. Nemire comes to FDU from the Touro College of Pharmacy in New York City, where she was associate dean for professional education and community engagement.

“We are delighted to welcome Ruth Nemire as the first dean of the FDU School of Pharmacy at Becton College,” said Joseph Kiernan, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor). “Her background as a leader in pharmaceutical research, as well as her expertise in service learning, community engagement and using new technologies to help students become well-rounded professionals, will be invaluable as we prepare to open an innovative school of pharmacy in 2012.

“In addition, Ruth’s experience at Touro in helping start a college of pharmacy from the ground up — including hiring faculty and designing courses — makes her an exemplary founding dean for us,” Kiernan said.

Nemire, who received her PharmD from the University of Toledo, Ohio, also holds an EdD from Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler Graduate School of Education, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Her teaching and research interests include neurology, epilepsy, service learning and technology.

In 1994, Nemire was named the first director of clinical drug trials research at the Center for Neurology Studies in Lubbock, Texas, and assistant professor of neurology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. While leading the center, she was an investigator in multiple drug trials for treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, migraine and epilepsy. In 1997, she joined Nova Southeastern’s College of Pharmacy in the department of pharmacy practice, where she served as director of clinical education, director for community engagement and associate professor during her 10 years there. At Touro College, she was responsible for oversight of the professional-practice experience curriculum and for development of partnerships and community projects in Harlem, N.Y., and the surrounding community.

Nemire is co-editor of Pharmacy Student Survival Guide (McGraw Hill, 2009). Her record of community service includes helping with disaster relief in Haiti earlier this year and participating for three summers in a 10-day medical mission to Jamaica. Nemire belongs to numerous professional organizations, including the American Epilepsy Society and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

“It is a privilege to be named the founding dean of the School of Pharmacy at Becton College,” Nemire said. “I look forward to working with everyone at Fairleigh Dickinson to build a program that is at the heart of a revolution in the education and practice of pharmacy and to partner with our community to improve health care options.”

The FDU School of Pharmacy at Becton College will be the state’s first pharmacy school affiliated with an independent university when it opens in fall 2012. Operating within the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, the pharmacy school will be the first in the nation to offer students a choice among five dual-degree tracks leading to an MS/PharmD with no additional time in the program. The plan is to have dual-degree tracks in pharmaceutical chemistry, clinical trials management, regulatory affairs, business administration and public administration. A PharmD track will also be available to students who already have master’s degrees.

Also in the planning stages is an online master of science in pharmacy, aimed at working professionals who wish to advance their careers or explore new paths in the pharmaceutical industry. Students in the 36-credit master’s program can select a specialization in clinical trials management or regulatory affairs.

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Ruth Nemire

Ruth Nemire, center, is welcomed to the University by, from left, Geoffrey Weinman, English and dean, Becton College (Flor), and Michael Avaltroni, chemistry; acting associate dean, pharmacy; and chair, chemistry/pharmaceutical science (Flor).


Indigenous Peoples and United Nations

“Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations,” a U.N. Pathways event, will feature a viewing of a U.N. video and a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room, Student Union Building, Metropolitan Campus.

A traditional welcome will be presented by Chief Dwaine Perry of Ramapough Mountain Indian Nation, who will be accompanied by tribal members offering a cultural presentation. The Ramapough Mountain Indian Nation, descendants of the Lenape (including the Hackensack, Tappan and Rumachenanck/Haverstroo peoples) and the Munsee (Minisink) people, is a group of approximately 5,000 people living around the Ramapo Mountains of northern New Jersey and southern New York.

Roberto Borrero, chairperson for the NGO Committee on the United Nations International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and a member of the Boriken Taino indigenous community, will introduce the program. A respected advocate for indigenous rights. Borrero is on staff of the Education Department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

A film screening of “Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Vol. 1” will be followed by a conversation with Borrero and Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a member of the Onondaga Nation, Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy–Haudenosaunee, president and founder, American Indian Law Alliance (Onondaga), an NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the North American representative of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Frichner is an attorney.

Today, the United Nations estimates that there are more than 370 million indigenous peoples in some 70 countries worldwide. Indigenous peoples are the inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to other people and to the environment. Indigenous peoples have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, the various groups of indigenous peoples around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples. In recent years, many of these groups have come to the United Nations to make their concerns heard. These initiatives as well as the challenges they face and the victories they have achieved will be discussed.

FDU’s Office of Global Learning, in collaboration with the NGO Committee on the United Nations International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, and the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, present this program.

For additional information, call the Office of Global Learning at 973-443-8876.

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Chief Dwaine Perry

Roberto Borrero

Tonya Gonnella Frichner


Weather Closing Information

The best way to learn about weather closings is to call your own voice mail and listen to the message regarding the University’s status — open, delayed or closed.

The University home page (http://www.fdu.edu) will carry a banner with closing information as well. The University switchboard will have this same information, but the volume of calls on the switchboard may cause delays.

If you have signed up for the FDU Alert system, you will receive notification of weather closing through e-mail and text message. To sign up for the FDU Alert system, go to http://www.fdu.edu/alert .

Faculty are encouraged to put messages regarding class-meeting status on their voice-mail greetings. They should ask students to call these extensions for the most up-to-date information.

The following media outlets are part of the University weather closing system:

Television

News 12 New Jersey carries University closing information on its weather banner. Check your local cable carrier for the correct channel number.

WNBC-TV (Channel 4) will include Fairleigh Dickinson University weather closings on its School Closing Notification System.

Radio Stations

FM

WFDU (FM) — 89.1 FM
New Jersey — 101.5 FM

AM

WOR — 710 AM
WCBS — 880 AM
1010 WINS — 1010 AM, between 4 and 8 a.m. at 33 minutes after the hour; afternoon and evening closings broadcast throughout the day (also on http://www.1010wins.com)
WCTC — 1450 AM

Websites

http://www.fdu.edu
http://www.1010wins.com
http://www.magic983.com
http://www.wcbs880.com
http://www.wctcam.com
http://www.nbcnewyork.com


FDU-Vancouver News

FDU-Vancouver’s enrollment continues to show very positive growth, two new programs are proposed, and the campus hosts its first major symposium.

Enrollment in Vancouver is now at more than 150 students, which includes 125 business administration majors (BS) and 30 information technology majors (BS). British Columbia’s Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB) recently recommended that the bachelor of arts in individualized studies be granted ministerial consent (which is anticipated by the end of November, with a January 2011 launch date for the program). In addition, the master of administrative science program is scheduled for review on November 29, and if recommended and granted ministerial consent, it will be offered to students in Vancouver beginning in May 2011.

FDU-Vancouver hosted its first Crossing Boundaries Symposium in September. Its theme, crossing boundaries (national, ethnic, political, linguistic and/or ideological boundaries), entails conflict and understanding, struggles and growth. This annual series of symposia provides a venue to discuss the various crossings in academic, civic and professional contexts and also presents research, community and professional work taking place in Vancouver.

At this year’s Crossing Boundaries I: Literature, Art and Culture, an introduction and welcome were given by President J. Michael Adams. Speakers (all Vancouver) and topics included James Gifford, English and director, University Core, on “Remediation and V for Vendetta: Textual Studies v. Cultural Studies”; Orion Ussner Kidder, English composition/literature/popular culture, “Reading Pictures, Viewing Words: How Comics Mean”; Lindsay Parker, comparative literature, “(Im)Personal Landscape: Bitter Lemons and The Tree of Idleness on Cyprus”; Gudrun Dreher, English composition, “More Than One Song: Some Observations About Poetry and Music”; and Cecil Abrahams, campus provost, “The Context of William Blake’s ‘The Little Black Boy’.”

For details on faculty go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=5773 . For more information on Abrahams go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=5774 .

Among those attending the symposium were Christopher Capuano, vice provost for international affairs, and Wayne Richardson, general counsel, and attending via interactive television William Moore, dean, Silberman College (Metro/Flor/Van), and Patti Mills, dean, University College (Metro/Van). Students, staff and faculty on campus in Vancouver also attended.

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President J. Michael Adams welcomed participants.

James Gifford, English and director, University Core (Van), spoke about “Remediation and V for Vendetta: Textual Studies v. Cultural Studies.”


Division III Hall of Famers Inducted

Four alumni, a former staff member and the 1989–1990 men’s basketball team were inducted in this year’s Division III Hall of Fame on October 16 at a reception, dinner and ceremony held in the Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park, N.J. The honorees received their portraits and renderings of themselves in action. The Dennis McAdam Memorial Scholarship was also presented.

This year’s honorees (all Flor) included:

• Thomas Calistri, BS’05, MBA’07, baseball (http://fdudevils.com/hof.aspx?hof=98);

• Chris Hendershot, BA’06, men’s basketball (http://fdudevils.com/hof.aspx?hof=96);

• Abigail Hildrebrand, BS’05, women’s lacrosse (http://fdudevils.com/hof.aspx?hof=99);

• Erin LeBan, BS’05, MBA’08, volleyball (http://fdudevils.com/hof.aspx?hof=97); and

• Albert Scott, athletics trainer (http://fdudevils.com/hof.aspx?hof=100).

In addition, the 1989–1990 men’s basketball team was honored as one of the outstanding teams in Devils history. Members of the team, all from the College at Florham, were Len Alkiewicz, BA’93; Malcolm Barry, ’90; Jason Chambers, ’90; Kevin Conway, BA’93; Andre Felder, ’90; Darrin Forchic, BS’90; Louis Freeman, ’90; Gary Garvin, BS’93; Steven Jackson, BS’93; Shawn Jones, ’90; Corey Lowe, ’90; Nova Madison, ’90; Donnell Shearin, BA’94; Jack Sullivan, BS’91, MA’03; Dino Viggiano, ’90; Roger Kindel, head coach (now associate director of athletics and head golf coach); Nick DelTufo, assistant coach; Val Wilson, BS’91, manager; and Kim Rears, BS’91, MA’96, manager.

During the ceremony, Timothy McAdam and Ryan McAdam, sons of the late Dennis McAdam, BS’72 (Flor), presented the Dennis McAdam Memorial Scholarship to Brian Wegman, a junior accounting major (Flor) and a member of the Devils men’s golf team. The late Dennis McAdam was a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2002, played varsity lacrosse for the Devils for four years, was team captain, was voted most valuable player as a freshman and was an All-Metropolitan selection for all four of his college years.

The event was sponsored by the FDU Alumni Association and Division III athletics.

Captions:

Left photo: Inducted to the College at Florham’s Division III Hall of Fame were, from left, Abigail Hildrebrand, BS’05, women’s lacrosse; Thomas Calistri, BS’05, MBA’07, baseball; Chris Hendershot, BA’06, men’s basketball; and Erin LeBan, BS’05, MBA’08, volleyball.

Right photo: William Klika, director of athletics (Flor), presents the portrait of Hall of Fame inductee Albert Scott, former athletics trainer, to Ted Bruning, right, BA'69, MBA'79, class of 1997 for men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse, who accepted it for Scott.

Tom Bonerbo, left, former sports information director, appears with Hall of Fame inductees from the 1989–1990 men’s basketball team, from left, Roger Kindel, 1989–1990 head coach, men’s basketball, and now associate director of athletics, and head coach, men’s golf (Flor); Kevin Conway, BA’93; Darrin Forchic, BS’90; Steven Jackson, BS’93; Gary Garvin, BS’93; Jack Sullivan, BS’91, MA’03; and Nick DelTufo, men’s basketball assistant coach, 1989–1990.

Left photo: Brian Wegman, center, a junior accounting major (Flor) and a member of the Devils men’s golf team, is this year’s recipient of the Dennis McAdam Memorial Scholarship. With him are, from left, Neil Koenig, BS’72, class of 2000 for men’s lacrosse and Dennis McAdam Memorial Scholarship donor, and Maureen McAdam, wife of the late Dennis McAdam.

Right photo: top: Okang McBride, director of alumni relations (Metro), spoke at the event, and bottom: Alan Campora, head women’s volleyball coach, athletics (Flor), introduced inductee Erin LeBan, BS’05, MBA’08 (Flor).


$197,000 Received from Corporations and Foundations

The University recently received corporate and foundation grants to support business scholarships and the psychology and sustainability programs, reported the Office of University Advancement. They include:

• $125,000 from The Holly Beach Public Library Association for the Baucus & Co. Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship assists students in the Silberman College of Business. To date, Holly Beach has given a total of $900,000 to FDU NOW, The Campaign for Fairleigh Dickinson University.

• $55,000 from Johnson & Johnson, including $25,000 for the Center for Psychological Services’ new Parent Management Training Program, which provides training for returning veterans and spouses whose children are experiencing behavior difficulties, and $30,000 for the Johnson & Johnson Clinical Psychology Fellowship Program, which aims to increase the number and diversity of mental health professionals and enhance access to mental health services.

• $17,000 from Alcoa, Inc. to support the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise’s K-16 Sustainability Education Project. The project’s purpose is to train a cadre of 100 teachers in several New Jersey school districts on how to infuse current educational policies and practices with sustainability knowledge and problem-solving skills.


New Agreement Signed with Bergen Community College

A joint degree program for students pursuing careers in civic engagement is part of an Agreement of Understanding signed by Bergen Community College President G. Jeremiah Ryan and FDU President J. Michael Adams. It will allow students to receive a bachelor of arts degree in individualized studies and a master’s degree in administrative science from Fairleigh Dickinson University while attending classes at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands and/or online. As part of this agreement, students also may obtain a certificate in nonprofit leadership through FDU.

Bergen Community students who complete an associate in science or associate in arts degree will be able to transfer up to 60 credits to FDU’s Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. As part of this combined undergraduate and graduate degree program, students will have the option of taking a course one night a week for 12 weeks, five weeks of Saturday classes or 10 weeks of online classes. FDU also offers a non-standard rate of tuition that allows every student to receive a partial scholarship.

“This historic partnership between Bergen and Fairleigh Dickinson represents the first time that an undergraduate and master’s degree program will be offered at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands,” said Ryan. “I am excited that Bergen students who have an interest in civic engagement and political science will have an opportunity to continue their studies and pursue careers in the private sector, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.”

“This agreement offers students the flexibility to complete their undergraduate and graduate degree programs through abbreviated course schedules and online classes,” said Adams. “Through our comprehensive courses, students will learn the necessary business, communication, management and technological skills to advance in their careers and succeed in the workplace.”

Beginning in January 2011, graduate classes will be offered on Saturdays at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, at 1280 Wall Street West in Lyndhurst, N.J. For additional information about this program, contact Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs, Petrocelli College, and director, administrative science (Metro), at 201-692-6522 or e-mail calissi@fdu.edu.

Caption:

J. Michael Adams, center, FDU president, and G. Jeremiah Ryan, right, president, Bergen Community College, shake hands after signing the agreement while Kenneth Vehrkens, left, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor), looks on.


Best-selling Novelist Bloom to Speak on 21st-century Love

The Gene Barnett Literary Society will feature the novelist and short-story writer Amy Bloom on Tuesday, November 30, at 8 p.m., in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus. The title of her talk is “21st-century Love: What’s Better, What’s Worse.”

Bloom is the author of the best-selling novel Away, chosen as one of the best books of the year by more than 10 newspapers. Her new collection of stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, is now on sale. A practicing psychotherapist for 20 years, Bloom is known for her acute understanding of human nature and an ear especially attuned to the inner and outer voices of the characters in her books. “I spent my professional life exploring the gap between what people said and how they said it, the chasm between what they felt and what they said they felt,” she said.

Bloom is a National Magazine Award winner. She has written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate and Salon on subjects as diverse as cooking lasagna, marrying at age 50 and transsexuals. The latter inspired her first nonfiction book, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude. She is a writer-in-residence at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., and has lectured to literary groups on campuses across the country.

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the lecture. Tickets cost $10 per person and are available at the door starting at 7:30 p.m. The event is free to faculty, staff and students with valid FDU IDs. For more information, contact Thomas Stavola, English (Metro), at 201-692-2604 or stavola@fdu.edu.


Faculty, Staff — Update, In Memoriam, Welcome

Update

Gary Radford, communication (Flor), presented a juried paper on “Alternative Libraries as Heterotopias: Challenging Conventional Constructs” at Library Research Seminar V: Integrating Practice and Research, which was held in October at the University of Maryland in College Park. As editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Journal of Communication, he participated in the U.S. Editors Roundtable hosted by Taylor and Francis publishers in New York City, which had the theme “How the Journal World Is Changing: Metrics, Usage, Social Networks, Impact and Citations.”

Bamidele Ojo, political science (Metro), wrote a chapter on “Transformative Online Education and Social Equality: The Prospects for E-Governance and Democracy in Africa” for the Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality, published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, Pa.

Rajesh Chandrashekaran, marketing (Flor), won a T-shirt design contest sponsored by the Hope Shop for the American Cancer Society with his eye-catching and heartwarming slogan “THE C_RE NEEDS U.” For more than two years, Chandrashekaran has been raising money to fight cancer as a participant in the South Brunswick, N.J., Relay for Life. His team, named “Sholay,” which is Hindi for “flame,” has as its slogan: Burning with the desire to find a cure.” To see his winning design and buy the T-shirt go to https://qnet.e-quantum2k.com/~sourcing/Custom/ACS/RETAIL/cgi-bin/nph-your-catalog.cgi .

J. Michael Adams, president, and Jason Scorza, vice provost for global learning (Metro/Flor) and philosophy/political science (Metro), served as facilitators and presenters during the inaugural WISE Institute for Educational Leadership conference in Doha, Qatar, from October 18 to 22. The workshop, developed at the 2009 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), was led by the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and the Institute for International Education. “The WISE Institute for Educational Leadership seeks to develop and enhance the understanding and skills necessary for the next generation of the world’s education leaders,” said Adams, who is president-elect of IAUP. The program — geared toward new university presidents, included workshops, case studies and peer mentoring — focused on top-level decision-making, strategic goal-setting, governments and governance and the role of the university and its students in world society. Participating new university presidents, rectors and vice chancellors came from India, Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq, Sudan, Ghana, Egypt, Colombia and Bangladesh. In addition, Adams had his article “FDU’s Local Impact: Dedication to Communities” published in the Teaneck Talk column of the Teaneck Suburbanite.

Peter Burkholder, history (Flor), made two presentations — the first at Quinnipiac University’s Center for Teaching Excellence, Hamden, Conn., where he discussed learning technologies and effective course design, and the second at Borders Books in Bridgewater, N.J., where he spoke on medieval history and film as part of Educator Appreciation Week.

A poetry collection by H.L. Hix, creative writing (Flor), First Fire, Then Birds: Obsessionals 1985–2010, has been accepted for publication by Etruscan Press, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in November.

George Beck, Petrocelli College (Metro), New Jersey police office and author, talked about the “Craft of Suspense Fiction” at Centenary College in Hackettstown, N.J., on October 19. A book-signing and question-and-answer period followed his talk. Beck is the author of Images of America: Palisades Park (Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, S.C.) and the novel, Trounce (Full Court Press, Englewood, N.J.).

“Her Delivery,” a story by Ellen Akins, creative writing (Flor), appears in Serving House: A Journal of Literary Arts.

In the Historic Architecture and Engineering Marvels category of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Photography Contest, R. Gordon Perry, biological sciences (Flor), was awarded honorable mention for his photo of the Bethlehem Steel Mill Blast Furnaces titled “Silent Giants.” The photo was on display during the Delaware and Lehigh Partners Recognition Dinner on November 4.

James Rana, University College (Metro) and alumus, BA’98 (Metro), starred in the award-winning film, “A Girl Like You With a Boy Like Me.” He won Best Play at the 2010 Moondance Film Festival for his radio program, “Cafeteria.”

Alexey Teslja, chemistry (Flor), announced that one of his students, Beatrice Markiewicz, was awarded a $3,000 Novartis Science Scholarship by the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. Markiewicz is currently working with Teslja on her honors research project and was also one of two students who spent 10 summer weeks working on-site at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, N.Y., as part of Teslja’s Faculty and Staff Team (see http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/1009/facultystaff.html).

On October 23, members of the Metropolitan Campus Green Campus Committee and Green Club, led by Alice Benzecry, biological sciences (Metro), participated on “Make a Difference Day” — Hackensack Fall Clean-up ‘Slam Dunk the Junk,’ coordinated by Charlotte Panny, MPA’91 (Ruth), Hackensack’s Clean Communities coordinator. Nineteen from the FDU community participated, including 12 faculty and staff (all Metro) — Alice Benzecry; Aurora Bugallo, associate director of enrollment services; Diana Cvitan, director of global learning; Daniel David, admissions services clerk, undergraduate admissions; MaryEllen Meyer, senior enrollment services clerk; Paul Muro, admissions services clerk, international/graduate admissions; Lea Ronchi, associate director of enrollment services; Nyssa Schmidt, records/graduate specialist, enrollment services; MaryAnn Sena, periodicals coordinator, Giovatto Library; Robert Sorensen, administrative science; Jon-Paul Wenzel, enrollment services clerk; and Meredith Wright, associate director of enrollment services. The clean-up encompassed about 0.98 miles along the Hackensack River and the walk way, and a total of 5 large bags of garbage and one full bag (more than 200 pieces) of recyclable cans and bottles were collected by the group.

Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory (Metro), passed the Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) Exam on October 15, 2010 through ASIS International, an organization of security professionals. He is among nearly 10,000 professionals who have earned CPP® designation by demonstrating their competency in the areas of security solutions and best-business practices through an intensive qualification and testing program.

Poetry by David Daniel, creative writing (Flor), from his latest book, tentatively titled Ornaments and Other Assorted Love Songs, was featured in the October issue of Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. Several other poems from that collection, along with an essay excerpted from a memoir-in-progress, “The Fall-Down Diet” are featured in the September/October 2010 issue of American Poetry Review.

Jean Perry, Becton College (Flor), was awarded first-place professional in the 15th Annual Skylands Scenic Beauty Photography Contest for her photo, “Around the Bend,” of the blooming gardens at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, N.J. The photograph will be on exhibit at the Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building in Belvidere, N.J., until January 14, 2011.

Essays by Thomas Kennedy, creative writing (Flor), have been accepted for publication in Ecotone, a semiannual journal published at University of North Carolina Wilmington. “Gashop Cowgirl 1966,” “A Night in Tunisia” and “The Night Side” will be published in the fall 2010, spring 2011 and spring 2012 issues of Ecotone, respectively. Serving House Books, a collaboration by Kennedy and Walter Cummins, emeritus, English (Flor), has published its 15th book. All are available on Amazon.com, with several available in Kindle (e-book) format.

Kirsten Tripodi, hospitality/tourism management (Metro), and Ruth Hladyk, director of internships/professional development (Flor), attended the Metropolitan Campus and College at Florham Educational Opportunity Fund High School Counselor Luncheons, October 25 and 26, respectively, along with several of their students. The students worked as servers at the event, where they demonstrated some of the skills they acquired from the program.

Two digital artworks by John Cinco, computer graphics (Flor), are on exhibition in “Parallel Threads,” a curated show that will run through Saturday, November 20, at the Westside Gallery of the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. The exhibit features works by SVA master of fine arts faculty, students and alumni. Cinco is an alumnus of SVA.

“The Runes at His Funeral Were Inconclusive,” “How to See It” and “Once, Quickly (Quietly),” poems by Renee Ashley, creative writing (Flor), were published in the July 2010 issue of The Journal of Liberal Arts and Education.

Helen Brudner, history/political science (Metro), discussed the trials and tribulations of women who have served and are serving in the United States military, with an emphasis on World War II and current time, in a presentation on “Our Daughters — The Soliders” at Grace Chapel, First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, N.J., on October 20.

On October 28, Wendi Weill, Becton College (Flor), was awarded a Community Service Award by the Millburn (N.J.) Township Committee for her many years of service. She is founder of Down the Block, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping township residents who are having difficulty paying their bills; ran Backpack Heaven Program, benefitting underprivileged elementary school students; and is involved in Bridges, helping feed and clothe homeless people in Irvington, N.J.

In the News …

James Almeida, entrepreneurship and associate dean, graduate programs, Silberman College (Flor), was interviewed for the New Jersey Business article “The Benefits of Language Diversity: New Jersey Colleges and Businesses Emphasize the Importance of Cultural Awareness Through Multilingualism.”

Daniel Cassino, political science (Flor), was quoted in three articles about PublicMind™ polls: “Poll: N.J. Obama Supporters Likelier to Sit Out November Election,” on NorthJersey.com; “N.J. Voters Who Backed President Obama Less Likely to Vote in Mid-term Elections, Poll Shows,” on NJ.com; and “Poll Finds New Jersey’s 5 Incumbent GOP Congressmen Safe From Defeat,” on Newjerseynewsroom.com. Cassino was also interviewed for several articles — “Economy Drives Voter Backlash: Jobless Rate Confounds Obama’s Predictions” and “ Political Appeal: Now or Never, In the Final Hours, Parties Make Please to Motivate Voters,” both in Delaware Online; “Tea Party Took Steam Out of Senate Bid: Losses Derailed GOP Push to Seize Chamber,” in The Boston Globe; and “In Many Towns, Mayor and Council Races are Uncontested,” on NorthJersey.com.

Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor), was quoted in two articles — “Colleges Providing Adult Learners with Flexible Programs” for a special higher education section in The Star-Ledger, and “More Teens Getting Jump-start on College,” in The Record.

Barry Sheffield, program director and operations manager, WFDU-FM, and assistant director, telecommunications (Metro), was quoted in The Record article “WFDU Celebrates Polka Tradition.”

Sorin Tuluca, finance (Flor), was quoted in the articles “FDU Survey Finds New Jerseyans Glum About Economic Prospects,” in NJBIZ, and “What’s In Your Wallet? NJ Says ‘Not Much,’” in SouthOrangePatch, which were about the quarterly consumer survey sponsored by Silberman College of Business and conducted by FDU’s PublicMind™.

Frank Brunetti, law/taxation (Metro), was interviewed for the article “N.J. Treasury Targets Tax Deadbeats with Internet List,” on NorthJersey.com.

Peter Woolley, political science and executive director, PublicMind (Flor), was quoted in several articles about various PublicMind polls: “Majority Approve of Christie’s Job Performance in N.J.” (Newjerseynewsroom.com); “FDU Poll: Majority of Voters Support Christie, Prefer Spending Cuts” (RidgewoodPatch); “FDU Poll: Most State Residents Support Christie” (MadisonPatch); “People in Patch Communities Participate in FDU PublicMind Surveys” (MorristownPatch); “Few Seen as Vulnerable in NJ Congress” (ABC 7 Eyewitness News and Associated Press); “N.J. Residents Say Their Finances Have Shrunk Over the Past Year” (The Star-Ledger); and “New Poll Shows DE Senate Race Within 10 Points” (WHYY). He also was quoted in the WHYY article “Turnout Key in New Jersey Races.”

Robert Sorensen, administrative science (Metro), was mentioned in a NorthJersey.com article “Volunteers ‘Slam Dunk the Junk’ All Over Hackensack” and in The Record article “Scores of Volunteers ‘Slam Dunk the Junk’: Hackensack Event Aims to Inspire Youth to Give Back” — about a citywide cleanup that took place on October 23. Sorensen led a group of faculty members and students in a campus cleanup near the Hackensack River as part of the city’s efforts.

An interview with David Daniel, creative writing (Flor), was featured in the October issue of Connotation Press: An Online Artifact.

J. Michael Adams, president, was quoted in The Paramus Post article “Bergen Community College and FDU Sign Agreement of Understanding for Students Pursuing Careers in Civic Engagement.” A photo of Adams and Patrick Zenner, MBA’ (Ruth), chair of FDU Board of Trustees, appeared in the Two River Times article “Susan and Bob Sorokolit Hosted Fairleigh Dickinson Reception.” The Sorokolits are alumni of the University — Susan Vago Sorokolit, BS’67, and Robert Sorokolit, BS’70, MBA’74.

Judy Moonelis, art (Flor), was among the artists featured and interviewed in The New York Times article “18 Very Different Pieces of Clay.”

Christopher Capuano, psychology (Metro) and vice provost for international affairs (Metro/Flor), was quoted in the FloridaToday.com article “8 Ways to Kick-start Your Diet.”

In Memoriam

Theodore Chesler, communications/English and director, English/philosophy/humanities (Metro), died on October 29, at the age of 78. He joined FDU in 1962 as instructor, became an assistant professor in 1968 and was promoted to associate professor in 1973. He served as director of the School of English, Philosophy and Humanities from January 1, 2008 until October 29, 2010. He is survived by a wife and three sons. A memorial will be held on Wednesday, December 1, at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium, Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus, followed by a reception in the Periodicals Room. A memory book for personal reminiscences will be available in the Communication Office, Room 22, Robison Hall, beginning Monday, November 15, as well as before and after the ceremony on December 1. Speakers will include Bernard Dick, English/communications, co-chair of art/media studies and coordinator of MA in media/professional communication (Metro); John Kehoe, English (Metro); Deepak Unnikrishman, a former student; and Oliver, Chesler’s son.

Stanley Purdy, retired music (Ruth), died on October 15 at the age of 84. He joined FDU as assistant professor in 1963. He served as chair of fine arts department from 1975 to 1987, and retired in 1989. Purdy is survived by his wife, Betty Jean; his children, Craig Purdy, Carl Purdy, Carol Lyon, Clarice Purdy and Cathy Lusky; and seven grandchildren.

Welcome

The University welcomes new full-time and part-time employees who joined FDU as of November 9, 2010.

Welcome to Alexandra Acosta, Latino transition specialist, Petrocelli College (Metro); Christian Andia, accountant, accounting (Metro); James Delacruz, director of communications/data management/analysis, enrollment management (Metro); Kim Diccianni, program associate, grants/sponsored projects (Metro); Paul Dunphy, research/instruction librarian, Giovatto Library (Metro); Millette Green, assistant women’s basketball coach, athletics (Metro); Enver Lopez, assistant baseball coach, athletics (Metro); Ruth Nemire, executive founding dean, School of Pharmacy, Becton College (Flor); Lauren Pilla, advisement counselor, academic advising/student support services (Metro); and Jessica Quas, records/graduate specialist, enrollment services (Metro).

Captions:

Rajesh Chandrashekaran, right, marketing (Flor), and his winning T-shirt design.

Left photo: Volunteers from the Metropolitan Campus who helped clean up along the Hackensack River are, first row from left, student Jasmin Sahni; Robert Sorensen, administrative science; students Peiran Xu and Jamil Al-Azab; second row from left, students Jill Dimaggio, Dana Locascio and Jackie Fox-Green; Alice Benzecry, biological sciences; student Bethany Reid; third row from left, Aurora Bugallo, associate director of enrollment services; Nyssa Schmidt, records/graduate specialist, enrollment services; Lea Ronchi, associate director of enrollment services; MaryEllen Meyer, senior enrollment services clerk; Daniel David, admissions services clerk, undergraduate admissions;student Caroline Castro; and fourth row from left, Paul Muro (partly hidden), admissions services clerk, international/graduate admissions; MaryAnn Sena, periodicals coordinator, Giovatto Library; Jon-Paul Wenzel, enrollment services clerk; and student Mohamed Mezioud.

Right photo: From left, Robert Sorensen, center, administrative science, work with students Peiran Xu, left, and Jamil Al-Azab, right, to fill up a garbage bag.


College Happenings

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ to Be Staged

The visual and performing arts department presents “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” one of William Shakespeare’s earliest and most popular comedies, in Dreyfuss Theater, Dreyfuss Building, College at Florham. Performances are Wednesday, November 17, through Saturday, November 20, at 8 p.m.; and on Sunday, November 21, at 2:30 p.m.

A special matinee for high school classes will be held on Friday, November 19, at 11 a.m. Arrangements for high school students may be made by contacting Stephen Hollis, theater and director, theater arts (Flor), at 973-443-8467 or hollis@fdu.edu.

The comedy follows the exploits of two best buddies, Proteus and Valentine, who leave their hometown of Verona to find fame and fortune in the big city of Milan. They also find love, but their friendship is tested when her identity is revealed. This updated version, set in a Fellini-esque Italy, includes a subplot featuring their two faithful servants, Speed and Launce, and the dog, Crab, who add more hilarity to the mix. “This is an evening of rollicking and bawdy fun,” promises Hollis.

“Two Gentlemen of Verona” will be directed by Stephen Hollis. Tickets are $5 for students and the FDU community, and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance by calling 973-443-8644, ext. 4. For information call 973-443-8467 or e-mail hollis@fdu.edu.

In the spring, the musical “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will be staged from March 30 to April 2, 2011, and from April 8 to April 10, 2011.

Film Screening and Discussion

The Faculty Development Committee of the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a film screening and discussion of “Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk” on Tuesday, November 16, 3:35–5:30 p.m., at the Bottle Hill Pub, Student Center, College at Florham, for FDU faculty and staff.

The documentary by John Merrow takes a case-study approach to the experiences of students and faculty at four colleges and universities across the United States. Merrow then goes on to examine how this system has gone awry in recent years.

For information contact Peter Burkholder, history (Flor), burk0032@fdu.edu.

Winter Concerts

Music lovers will be able to enjoy free concerts at the College at Florham in December.

On Monday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m., the visual and performing arts department will present its annual Winter Festival Concert in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall. The concert will feature members of the music faculty including Mariana Karpatova, Noel Katz, Steven Girardi, Justin Stanley and Allen Cohen; the FDU Chorus; and the FDU Chamber Choir. They will perform a wide variety of classical, popular and holiday music. For information call Cohen at 973-443-8638.

A holiday concert of classical piano music will be held on Sunday, December 12, at 2 p.m., in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall. Jointly presented by the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences and the New York Piano Society, the concert will feature performers who are members of the New York Piano Society — outstanding amateur performers who have established careers in fields other than music. At a reception following the concert, the audience will have the opportunity to meet the performers.

Elena Leonova is the founder and artistic director of the society. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. For more information call 1-800-862-4630, ext. 8, or go to http://newyorkpianosociety.com .

Silberman College of Business

Family Business Seminars

O.Berk Company Family Business Forums feature leading executives in upcoming events. On Thursday, November 18, a seminar on “Dealing with Human Resources Issues That Affect Family Firms” will be led by Bernard “Bud” D’Avella, president of Prudent Publishing Company, Landing, N.J., from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the Rutherford Room, Ferguson Recreation Center, College at Florham.

During this interactive program, D’Avella will deliver key strategies on how to deal with human-resource issues that particularly affect family businesses. Topics to be discussed include conflict management, compensation and dealing with non-family employees.

The next forum, “Valuating the Family-owned Firm, Plus How to Improve Your Negotiating Skills,” will be held on Wednesday, December 1, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall, College at Florham. Featured speakers will be experts from the forum’s sponsor companies including Schenck, Price, Smith and King, LLP, and Sun National Bank.

To register for the free seminars call 973-443-8880. For more information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=1218 .

DEP’s Role in Sustainability to Be Discussed

“DEP’s Role in Sustainability … Your State Partner in Responsible Economic Growth” is the topic of the breakfast seminar to be held on Friday, November 19, 7:30–9:30 a.m., in Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall, College at Florham. Featured speakers are Jaime Ewalt, senior environmental specialist, Office of Economic Growth and Green Energy, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Trenton, N.J.; Gary Sondermeyer, director, technology department, Bayshore Recycling, Keasbey, N.J., and former chief of staff, NJDEP; and Matt Polsky, senior fellow for sustainability innovation and multidisciplinary thought, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE), and former sustainability team leader, NJDEP.

The breakfast seminar series is sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise/Center for Human Resource Management Studies (ISE/CHRMS).

The cost is $40, $25 for nonprofit organizations and free for faculty, staff, students and ISE/CHRMS partners. Registration is necessary. For registration and information call 973-443-8577 or go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=5033 .

Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Enrollment Continues to Increase

Enrollment in the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies undergraduate and graduate programs increased by 6.2 percent, from 5,001 students in the fall 2009 semester to 5,309 students in the fall 2010 semester. There were 4,379 undergraduate students and 930 graduate students. The total represents the highest enrollment in the college’s history.

On the undergraduate level, enrollment in the bachelor of arts in individualized studies increased by 10.6 percent, from 1,015 students in fall 2009 to 1,123 students in fall 2010. Increases in this adult-learner degree occurred in the online, Yeshiva, off-campus, veteran and SUCCESS completion programs. The Latino Promise® and Puerta al Futuro® programs increased by 17.4 percent, from 412 students in fall 2009 to 484 students in fall 2010. The Middle College Program increased by 4.9 percent, from 2,321 students in fall 2009 to 2,437 students in fall 2010. The bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies with a specialization in sports administration increased by 24 students from fall 2009 to fall 2010.

On the graduate level, the master of science in homeland security increased by 51.5 percent, from 33 students in fall 2009 to 50 students in fall 2010. The master of sports administration increased 35.1 percent, from 57 students in fall 2009 to 77 students in fall 2010.

Second Annual Walk for ‘A Journey for 9/11’

On October 17, the University was a sponsor of the second annual Ceremonial Walk for “A Journey for 9/11.” In 2007–2008, George Martin, former team captain of NFL’s New York Giants 1986 Super Bowl championship team, FDU alumnus BA’87 (Ruth), two-term FDU trustee and executive director of the NFL Alumni Association, walked across the United States. He raised funds and awareness for first responders who worked at Ground Zero and now have health challenges. Last year’s walk had 150 participants.

This year, 300 individuals walked 10 miles from the George Washington Bridge to Hackensack University Medical Center, another sponsor, and then to FDU’s Metropolitan Campus. Two hundred of the walkers were faculty, administrators and students from Petrocelli College. Those who completed the 10-mile walk with Petrocelli College students from the Latino Promise® and Enhanced Freshmen Experience Programs included Fernando Alonso, business, director of Puerta al Futuro® and Latino Promise Programs (Metro); Marina Collado, business and assistant director, Latino Promise Program (Metro); Irene Oujo, communications/English, Latino Promise Program (Metro); Julio Marenco, Petrocelli College (Metro); and William “Pat” Schuber, administrative science (Metro); and Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs and director, administrative science (Metro/Flor); Thomas Swanzey, English and associate dean, Petrocelli College (Metro); Joseph Thomas, director of Web/instructional technology/online learning, Petrocelli College (Metro); and Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor). Approximately $30,000 was raised this year. Another walk will be scheduled next year.

Korean Outreach Program

On November 1, Fairleigh Dickinson University hosted a seminar on “Cultural Differences and Identity: Negative Acculturation” conducted by Dongsoo Kim, clinical director, Psychology Externship Program, Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, N.J. This seminar is a result of a unique partnership between FDU’s MiraeRo (Korean Studies) Program and Holy Name’s Korean Medical Program’s commitment toward helping the Korean-American community in Bergen County. Joseph Thomas, director of Web, instructional technology and online learning, Petrocelli College (Metro), is director of FDU’s Korean Studies Program.

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies

‘Revolution ’67’ Screening and Discussion

The School of History, Political and International Studies is sponsoring a free film screening of the award-winning documentary, “Revolution ’67,” on Monday, December 6, 7 p.m., in the Auditorium, Frank Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno, which will be moderated by Chris Rasmussen, history (Metro).

The film focuses on the six-day outbreak of violence that started on July 12, 1967, in Newark, N.J., and reveals how the disturbance began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America’s struggles over race and economic justice.

“Revolution ‘67” has received critical acclaim, including being selected by the Federation of State Humanities Councils’ American Stories (one of eight extraordinary documentaries that create a captivating portrait of America over the past century) in 2009. It also received the American Historical Association’s John O’Connor Film Award and received Honorable Mention in the Organization of American Historians Erik Barnouw Award, both in 2008.

For information about the event, e-mail Rasmussen at chrisr@fdu.edu.

Visual Diaries Exhibit and Workshop

Visual diaries from the New York Feminist Institute will be on display at an exhibit titled “REPRESENT: Feminism(s) and Art Intergenerational Dialogue” at the University College Art Gallery, Room 11, University Hall, Metropolitan Campus, until Wednesday, December 22. Exhibit hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The gallery will be closed from Wednesday, November 23, to Friday, November 26.

The visual diaries were created during a consciousness-raising workshop taught by Nancy Azara, sculptor, woodcarver and one of the founders of the New York Feminist Art Institute, from 1979 to 1988. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2:30–4:30 p.m., while the “Visual Diaries” workshop will be conducted by Azara from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

For information call 201-692-2801 or go to http://www.nyfai.org .

Wroxton College

Fall-semester Activities

This semester, students at Wroxton College are traveling to historical sites in England, Scotland and France; participating in college events; attending theater performances; and listening to lectures from several visiting speakers.

Students traveled to London, where they visited Kenilworth Castle and Woburn Abbey; went on a tour of the Shakespeare Trust Properties in Stratford-upon-Avon; and watched a soccer match between the Aston Villa and the Bolton Wanderers. In Scotland, they visited Edinburgh Castle, which is built on a volcanic outcrop; Roslyn Chapel; Stirling Castle; the royal yacht, Brittania; and the National Wallace Monument. Students also visited World War I battle sites, cemeteries and memorials in France. Students will participate in a Thanksgiving dinner and dance, a photographic competition and a talent show, and they will attend a performance of “War Horse” at the New New London Theatre.

Other drama and theater-arts productions attended included “Antony and Cleopatra,” at the Liverpool Playhouse; a ballet performance of “Romeo and Juliet” at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre; “Ariadne Auf Naxox” by the Welsh National Opera at the New Theatre in Oxford; “Into the Woods,” in Regents Park; and “Blood Brothers,” at the Phoenix Theatre.

Among the 12 visiting guests who spoke at Wroxton College this semester were: Nigel Forman, former member of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet; Paul Edwards, architectural and horticultural historian; Lord Norton of Louth, chair of the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords; Michael Rush, emeritus, politics, University of Exeter; George Jones, emeritus, government, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Lord Butler of Brockwell of the House of Lords.

Parliamentary Scholars Workshop Held

The Ninth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians was held at Wroxton College in July. It was sponsored by the Centre for Legislative Studies of the University of Hull, United Kingdom. The event, which brought together academics and practitioners, encouraged papers that analyze and make recommendations for change in the structures and processes of the political system.

Captions:

George Martin, second from right, former team captain of NFL’s New York Giants 1986 super bowl championship team, FDU alumnus BA’87 (Ruth), two-term FDU trustee and executive director of the NFL Alumni Association, was joined in this year’s “A Journey for 9/11” walk by, from left, Joseph Thomas, director of Web/instructional technology/online learning, and director, Korean Studies Program, Petrocelli College (Metro); Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs and director, administrative science (Metro/Flor); William “Pat” Schuber, administrative science (Metro); and Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor).

Joseph Thomas, director of Web/instructional technology/online learning, and director, Korean Studies Program, Petrocelli College (Metro), at the FDU-hosted seminar on “Cultural Differences and Identity: Negative Acculturation” at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, N.J.


Spotlight on New Faculty — Asik-Dizdar, Minton, Oujo, Sotil

Ozen Asik-Dizdar

Assistant Professor of Management
FDU-Vancouver

How long have you been at FDU?

I’ve been teaching at FDU-Vancouver as an adjunct faculty since last year. I became an assistant professor very recently.

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

I’m always amazed by people who have changed our world dramatically with their revolutionary ideas, theories or discoveries. I admire these people for their vision, courage, decisiveness and willpower. It’s hard to pick someone; it could be a pioneering scientist, an influential politician, an avant-garde artist and many more.

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

“The Social Network.” I recommend the film because it tells the personal story behind the success of such an influential communication tool as Facebook.

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

… how to tap dance. I hope, one day, I will have time to spare for it!

My first job was …

… a data-entry clerk in a training and research consulting firm.

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

… plain yogurt — preferably Balkan style.

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

… have received some training in psychodrama. I believe it’s quite useful to me in handling group discussions.

My biggest challenge is …

Through practice and learning, I trained myself quite a bit over the years, but starting up a conversation with a person I meet for the first time is still a big challenge for me.

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

I imagine I could have been an archaeologist, as I’m always fascinated by historical remains, and I love to reconstruct (or decipher!) the history of old civilizations. And I would probably never want to be an engineer.

Matthew Minton

Instructor of Psychology
College at Florham

How long have you been at FDU?

Two months.

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

Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. He runs my favorite brewery in the world, Mikkeller, and makes some of the most unique and exciting beer that I have ever tasted.

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

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, is perhaps the funniest book I have ever read, and it features my favorite protagonist in the history of literature, Ignatius J. Reilly. Furthermore, it takes place in one of my favorite cities in the world: New Orleans, La.

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

… how to speak French.

My first job was …

… an attendant at a go-kart track in the suburbs of Louisville, Ky.

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

… artisanal cheeses.

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

… am obsessed with University of Kentucky basketball.

My biggest challenge is ...

… finding an opportunity to read for pleasure instead of for work.

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

I would most like to attempt being a touring rock musician, and I would want nothing to do with being an entomologist. (I hate bugs.)

Irene Oujo

Senior Lecturer of Communications and English and Assistant Director of Latino Promise® Program
Metropolitan Campus

How long have you been at FDU?

I began at FDU in January 2006 as an adjunct professor for the Puerta al Futuro® Program teaching English as a Second Language, Literature and Composition II and Public Speaking.

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

The person I would most like to meet is Sonia Sotomayor. For me, she embodies the American dream. Her immigrant experience mirrors my own, as well as that of my students. As the first Latino to sit on the United States Supreme Court and as a woman, she has opened doors and has given hope to so many that the United States truly is the land of opportunity for those who are willing to work hard and dream big.

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

Drown, by Junot Díaz, gives a real-life look at Latino immigrants and their experiences in New York and New Jersey.

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

… photography. I’ve always been fascinated by beautiful photos, particularly those by Ansel Adams.

My first job was …

… an editor for a nonprofit organization that focused on data privacy of consumers and citizens.

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

… Häagen Dazs® ice cream!

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

… am claustrophobic.

My biggest challenge is ...

… balancing the work that I love with spending quality time with my two young children, Ava, 5, and Marcos, 2.

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

Let me begin by saying that teaching has been the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had, and it’s something I look forward to continuing. On the other hand, I realized very quickly that there were just some jobs that I would never feel this same way about. For example, while working as a Spanish interpreter in a children’s hospital in Washington, D.C., I realized that anything to do with medicine — blood, really — was just NOT for me. Unfortunately, some of the patients realized that as well! Luckily, we all survived! However, what that experience showed me was that the interpretation part was exciting, fun and meaningful. That is something I could definitely see myself doing, in conjunction with teaching, of course.

Andres Sotil

Lecturer of Construction Engineering Technology
Metropolitan Campus

How long have you been at FDU?

Since September 1, 2010.

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

Mario Vargas Llosa, a Peruvian writer who was the 2010 Nobel Prize winner for literature. He has been a major influence in Peruvian culture and politics and has been a person of vision not only for Peru but for the world, which he has expressed in his many publications. I would like to talk to him and ask him how he was able to see through all those issues and how he was able to cope with the challenges of a dirty political campaign in Peru in 1990, when he lost to the then-unknown Alberto Fujimori, which became the latest expression of dictatorship in my country.

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

Truman, by David McCullough, and My Life, by Bill Clinton. I love to read United States presidential biographies because it allows me to understand how the United States became the country it is now and where it is more likely to go. Something that most successful U.S. presidents after Woodrow Wilson have had in common is that they had an extraordinary vision of the future that allowed them to lead the most powerful country on Earth through tough and complex situations, even when the people did not support them. Unfortunately, such biographies are not available for Peruvian presidents and, unfortunately, they have not had the vision like President Truman or President Clinton have had or in the Peruvian case, Mario Vargas Llosa had. Anyone in any type of business should read such biographies because it is important to not only look into today’s issues but to try to improve the future in any possible way, for your own life, your business, your community and/or your country.

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

… foreign languages and those countries’ cuisines, especially French, Italian and Portuguese, because of its closeness to Spanish. I have always believed that any culture can be properly understood by knowing the language and by understanding and appreciating the origin of its food.

My first job was …

… a private tutor when I was 15. I taught mathematics, Spanish, world and Peruvian history and English as a Second Language.

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

… lemonade!! I am always thirsty and cannot stand drinking water by itself, even though everyone says it’s good for you!!!

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

… have not always loved mathematics. I was good at it, but did not love it. In fact, my first career option was to be an anthropologist — studying people’s customs, languages and jargon, cuisine and other characteristic traits that make them unique. Unfortunately, in Peru being an anthropologist in the ’90s also meant being poor, so I decided for the most standard civil engineer career, since I loved transportation projects that reduce traffic jams and improve public transportation.

My biggest challenge is ...

… to speak slower so my students can understand me better. Sometimes I speak too fast, and they don’t follow what I say. I am working on that and hope to improve it soon.

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

I would like to be a lawyer, because I don’t like the injustice that occurs around me, especially to the legal immigrants and minority groups. And even though it pays a lot, I would not like to be a physician because it requires a lot of time to study and a lot of dedication and time. Now, this case is stronger here in the United States where the physician is only specialized in a specific part of the body. In Peru, where I am from, a physician is a general practitioner first, and then he becomes a specialist. They can treat you for any illness and are more resourceful.


This & That

Twombly Wow, an unveiling of the newly renovated Twombly Lounge, Twombly Residence Halls, College at Florham, by the Office of Campus Life, will be held on Wednesday, November 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the lounge. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshment will be served.

Novemberfest, celebrating the fall publication of the Metropolitan Campus’ literary magazine Knightscapes, will be held on Wednesday, November 17, at 8 p.m. in the Metropolitan Club, Alumni Hall, Metropolitan Campus. This issue is dedicated to the late Duane Edwards, English (Metro). Guest speaker will be Barry Sheinkopf, author of These Barely Silent Dead: An Intrigue and Collected Poems; director of the Writing Center, Englewood, N.J.; and a member of the Authors Guild and Mystery Writers of America. Readings from the new Knightscapes and an autographed-book raffle will be held. Refreshments will be served.

• Volunteers again are needed for helping with Freshman Priority Registration on Friday, November 19, in the Great Hall, Hennessy Hall, College at Florham, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Volunteers will be asked to call lottery numbers and monitor hallways, directing traffic. Interested parties should contact Ellen Miller, associate director, enrollment services (Flor), at 973-443-8615 or millere@fdu.edu.

Discover Your Major Days, which give prospective students the opportunity to participate in fun, hands-on activities, meet with faculty and talk with other students will continue in December. On Wednesday, December 1, Discover Your Major Day, Fine Arts, will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Lobby of Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus. Discover Your Major Days at the College at Florham will be on Saturday, December 4, for Communication Studies (Advertising), and on Wednesday, December 8, for Modern Languages, at 9:30 a.m. in the Office of Admissions, Rothman Institute. For information and to RSVP go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=3451, call 201-692-7308/e-mail lorenaw@fdu.edu (for Metropolitan Campus) or call 973-443-8900/e-mail jchirico@fdu.edu (for College at Florham).

Chess (K)night is back by popular demand. If you like to play or teach chess and if you are a beginner or an expert, an invitation is extended for Wednesday, November 17, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Ruth Schwartz Reading Room, Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus.

• The Devils women’s field hockey, soccer and volleyball and men’s soccer teams reached the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament. Women’s soccer and volleyball face Drew University and Ramapo College, respectively, in the semifinals on Saturday, November 13. The field hockey and men’s soccer teams lost in the quarterfinals round.


Photo Stories

More Employee Recognition Photos

Congratulations to those who reached their special anniversary years of service. Below are additional photos of those who attended the event. See main story, “Employees Recognized for Years of Service,” at http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/1011/employeesrecognized.html in this issue of Inside FDU on the Web.

15 Years of Service

Top row: Fifteen-year awardees who attended the event were, from left, Wladina Antoine Alexakos, mathematics (Metro); Richard Bettencourt, executive director, continuing education (Metro); Rose D’Ambrosio, associate vice president for human resources (Metro/Flor); Susan Durkin, assistant to campus provost (Flor); Corinne Ellis, nursing (Metro); and Deborah Fredericks, director of operations, continuing education (Metro).

Center row: Other 15-year awardees who attended the event were, from left, Vincent Guagenti, video/electronic/computer graphics specialist, visual/performing arts (Flor); Charles Imbimbo, psychological counselor, student counseling/psychological services (Metro); Karen Lewis, senior director of principal gifts, University advancement (Metro); Teresa Montani, education; associate dean, University College; and director of learning disabilities (Metro); Richard Riccio, vice president for administration (Metro); and Margarita Santiago, development operation specialist, University advancement (Metro).

Bottom row: Also attending the event were, from left, 15-year awardees Kiron Sharma, computer science and chair, mathematics/computer science/physics (Flor); Eleonora Simeone-Izquierdo, programmer analyst, management information systems (Metro); Robert Valenti, assistant vice president for administration (Metro); and Christine Vitale, career development specialist, career development (Metro).

10 Years of Service

Top row: Ten-year awardees who attended the event were, from left, Irene Abt, secretary, art/media studies (Metro); Yelena Aronson, computer graphics (Metro); Marilyn Bennett, secretary for basketball office, athletics (Metro); Shealine Black, coordinator of marketing, international hospitality/tourism management (Metro); Joseph Brancone, manager of software/databases, management information systems (Metro); and Joan Cann, assistant director, student health services (Metro).

Center row: Other 10-year awardees who were at the event were, from left, John Cinco, computer graphics (Flor); Camilla Coniglio, administrative assistant, chemistry (Flor); Barbara Dawson, assistant to director, government/community affairs (Flor); Elizabeth Dikovics, special assistant to vice president, enrollment management (Metro); Linda Dry, coordinator of administration/student services, international hospitality/tourism management (Metro); and Vanessa Eatman, coordinator, enrollment services (Metro).

Bottom row: Also attending the event were, from left, 10-year awardees Lauren Elgin, lab manager, computing services (Flor); and Wendy Fasano, staff nurse, Wellness Center (Flor).

Top row: Attending the event were 10-year awardees, from left, Tami Flanagan, director of transfer students, international hospitality/tourism management, (Metro); Indira Govindan, associate vice president for institutional research/assessment (Metro); Charles Guenther, human resource assistant, human resources (Metro); John Hughes, hospitality/tourism management (Flor); Kathleen Kidder, associate director, graduate admissions (Metro); and Melvin Lewis, engineering technology (Metro).

Center row: Other 10-year awardees who attended the event were, from left, Howard Libov, film and assistant dean, Becton College (Flor); Diana Marin, associate dean of legal studies program, continuing education (Flor); Marion McClary, biological sciences and co-director, natural sciences (Metro); Mary Mornhineway, administrative assistant, psychology/sociology (Metro); Leyla Nigrinis, assistant to vice president/chief information officer (Flor); and Lisetty Nigrinis, assistant director of global partnerships (Metro).

Bottom row: Also at the event were 10-year awardees, from left, Subhojit Paul, senior project manager, Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology (Metro); and Ethné Swartz, entrepreneurship and chair, marketing/entrepreneurship (Flor).

November — Open Enrollment Month

For all full-time faculty and full- and part-time regular staff, November is open enrollment month for voluntary benefits. The deadline for enrolling in these benefits is November 30, 2010. In some cases, employees currently enrolled must re-enroll in many of the benefits to participate in calendar year 2011. To assist employees, the Office of Human Resources hosted Employee Voluntary Benefit Fairs at each of the campuses.

Contact Marina Rozovsky, employee benefits specialist, human resources (Metro), at 201-692- 2701 or marina.r@fdu.edu for enrollment forms and applications and for additional information.

Captions:

Left photo: At the Employee Benefits Fair on the Metropolitan Campus are, from left, Rose D’Ambrosio, associate vice president for human resources (Metro/Flor); Allison Plutzer, field account manager, UnitedHealthcare; and Stefanie Miller, manager of employee benefits, human resources (Metro).

Right photo: Marilyn Stefano, right, associate director, enrollment services (Metro), consults Judy Woodford, a representative of New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company.

Veterans Day Parade

A contingent of FDU’s veterans and their supporters, including faculty, staff and students, again marched in the annual Veterans Day parade in New York City on November 11. This year, they were joined by a flag-filled float showing off the University’s commitment to veterans education.

Faculty and staff who participated include Juliette Brooks, University director of purchasing (Metro/Flor); Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory (Metro); Donna Ganley, assistant to executive associate dean, Petrocelli College (Metro); Scott Giglio, assistant director of public relations, communications/marketing (Flor); William Kennedy, director of Web operations (Metro); Claire Lorenz, office coordinator, purchasing (Metro); Ariel “AJ” Luna, director, veteran services (Metro); Nathaniel Smith, video production assistant, multimedia services (Metro); Stefanie Ulrich, director, Center for Psychological Services (Metro); Susan Vervaet, University College (Metro); and Christine Vitale, career development specialist, career development (Metro). Approximately 60 FDU representatives marched.

Captions:

The Fairleigh Dickinson University float and banner at the Veterans Day Parade.

Left photo: At the parade are, from left, Christine Vitale, career development specialist, career development (Metro); Claire Lorenz, office coordinator, purchasing (Metro); Juliette Brooks, University director of purchasing (Metro/Flor); and Donna Ganley, assistant to executive associate dean, Petrocelli College (Metro).

Right photo: During a break, Stefanie Ulrich, director, Center for Psychological Services (Metro), enjoys the festivities.

Left photo: Eamon Doherty, left, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory (Metro), and his wife, Ester, on the float.

Right photo: Ariel “AJ” Luna, left, director, veteran services (Metro), and alumnus Ryan Enriquez, BA’08, MPA’10 (Metro), lead the FDU contingent.

Open Houses

Fall Open Houses for college-bound seniors and transfer students were held at the Metropolitan Campus on November 7 and at the College at Florham on October 24. Prospective students had the opportunity to attend academic sessions on more than 100 majors and concentrations; learn more about internships and study-abroad experiences, including FDU’s overseas campuses in England and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; talk with current students; and go on a student-led campus tour.

Metropolitan Campus

Left photo: Fernando Alonso, second from right, business and director, Puerta al Futuro® and Latino Promise® Programs, Petrocelli College (Metro), and Irene Oujo, right, communications/English and assistant director, Latino Promise® Program, Petrocelli College (Metro), meet with students.

Center photo: From left: Ramona Matos, student worker, and Carol Brown Taylor, staff nurse, both student health services (Metro), manned one of the information desks.

Right photo: From left: Ruben Flores, director, and Stacey Davis, assistant director, both residence life (Metro), work the residence-life table.

College at Florham

Left photo: Amanda Kane, left, assistant director of counseling, Wellness Office, and Shirley Smith, director, student health services (both Flor), at the open house.

Center photo: From left, Jesse Swartz, first-year experience coordinator, Dean of Students Office; Sarah Azavedo, director of student life; Cameron Govan, campus life coordinator, student life; and Danushi Fernando, campus life coordinator, residence life (all Flor), at the campus life table.

Right photo: John Norton, left, assistant director of transfer admissions, undergraduate admissions (Flor), with Brian Swanzey, director of Wroxton Study Abroad (Flor).

Wienermobile Rolls into WFDU-FM Studios

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, a 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels, was at WFDU studios on the Metropolitan Campus on October 20.

The drivers or “hotdoggers” were interviewed by on-air personality James Rana, University College (Metro), host of The James Rana Show, about their unique job of driving the Wienermobile across the United States. The segment will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 25, and 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 1, 2011. See the video at the studio’s homepage http://wfdu.fdu.edu/home.html and scroll down to Wienermobile movie.

The rolling “hot dog on a lightly toasted bun” is custom made from fiberglass and has a V-8 engine and a Chevrolet W4 Series chassis.

Six Wienermobiles go on 12-month tours of the United States, venturing to small towns and big cities and always drawing a crowd, while hotdoggers hand out Wienermobile whistles. Guests can pose for pictures with the Wienermobile, which are then posted online.

Captions:

Posing outside the Wienermobile are, from left, Barry Sheffield, assistant director of telecommunications (Metro); “hotdoggers” Sam Fromkin and Maria Loida; and James Rana, University College (Metro), and host of The James Rana Show on WFDU.

The Wienermobile on the lawn outside the WFDU-FM studio, University Court #10, Metropolitan Campus.

Majors Days

Majors Day was held on the College at Florham on November 3 to assist students determine and explore their majors and special academic opportunities. The event was co-sponsored by the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, Silberman College of Business, Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, the bookstore and the Offices of Campus Life, Dean of Students, Campus Provost and Career Development.

Major Madness, co-sponsored by the Center for Academic Student Services and Career Development, was held October 27 at the Metropolitan Campus.

Captions:

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences faculty who participated were, from left, Kate Dunsmore, communication studies; Anthony Spina, communication studies; Jennifer Lehr, communication; chair, communication studies; and director, MA in corporate/organizational communication; and Christopher Caldiero, communication (all Flor).

Also at Majors Day from the visual and performing arts department, College at Florham, from left, George Cochrane, art; Judy Moonelis, art; Janet O’Neil, computer graphics; Robin Barkley, computer graphics/animation; and Richard Turick, chair, visual/performing arts and technical director, theater program (all Flor).

Silberman College of Business staff and faculty who participated in Majors Day include, from left, J. Daniel Wischnevsky, management; associate dean of undergraduate programs and for Metropolitan Campus (Metro/Flor); and program coordinator of business administration program, FDU-Vancouver; Janette Shurdom, administrative director, undergraduate programs and director, student services (Metro); Robert DeFilippis, accounting and chair, accounting/tax/law (Flor/Metro); Janet Rapisardi, undergraduate program adviser (Flor); and Chee Ng, finance (Flor).

Left photo: Michael Avaltroni, chemistry; acting associate dean, School of Pharmacy, Becton College; and chair, chemistry/pharmaceutical science (Flor), advises a student.

Right photo: From left are Gary Darden, history; Meghan Sacks, criminology and director of criminology; and Fatmir Haskaj, sociology (all Flor), at the department of social sciences and history table.

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