Inside FDU on the Web — October 2011

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Academic Convocation Features Faculty/Staff Awards

FDU’s annual Academic Convocation celebrated the new academic year, welcomed new faculty and honored several distinguished faculty and outstanding staff members.

The ceremony, held September 21 at the Metropolitan Campus, also featured a keynote address by Teresa Oettinger Montani, education and associate dean, University College (Metro), who spoke on “Providing Accommodations for Students with Special Needs at the University Level.”

In addition, Presidential Citations were awarded and a Presidential Medal was given to New Jersey Assemblywoman Nellie Pou for her continuing support of New Jersey higher education.

The ceremony can be viewed at: http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8418 .

Distinguished Faculty Awards

This year’s faculty honorees were Robert McGrath, psychology and director, PhD in clinical psychology (Metro), Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship; Joel Harmon, management and interim executive director, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (Flor), Distinguished Faculty Award for Service; and M. Kathryn Douglas, college writing and director, college writing (Flor), Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching. The awards were presented by University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Christopher Capuano.

Robert McGrath (Research and Scholarship) has spent nearly three decades at Fairleigh Dickinson, serving as director of two graduate programs, while also maintaining a prolific publication record. His research in measurement, clinical assessment and professional issues in health care psychology has produced more than 150 publications and presentations. He has been published in some of the most selective journals in the field and served as editor for several journals and reviewer for many. He was awarded the Society for Personality Assessment’s Martin Mayman Award three times, more than any other researcher. He co-edited the textbook, Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists, which helps psychologists collaborate with medical professionals who prescribe drug therapies for patients. He also developed FDU’s post-doctoral program in psychopharmacology, which recently earned designation from the American Psychological Association, one of only two such designated programs in the country. He is the sole author of the American Psychological Association’s book Quantitative Models in Psychology. He also established a certificate program at FDU in integrated primary care — and at the national level, he was nominated for the presidency of the American Psychological Association. For the complete citation, go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8873 .

M. Kathryn Douglas (Teaching) has served FDU for more than two decades and has been the director of the College Writing Program since 2008. There, she supports about 900 students from all majors and disciplines each year. Her student and peer evaluations significantly surpass the norm, and she often is the program’s highest-rated instructor. Among her specialties are Milton and children’s literature. She has designed and taught courses reflecting these interests, and created the children’s studies minor. She further redesigned the Campus Reading Program, inviting authors to campus and engaging students with the text and the text’s creator. Prior to directing the writing program, she was the longtime director of the Freshman Intensive Studies (FIS) program and significantly built both the enrollment and services offered. Douglas was named a Pillar of FDU in 2004, and this spring, she received the Educational Opportunity Fund Outstanding Faculty Award. For the complete citation go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8415 .

Joel Harmon (Service) has been a devoted faculty member at FDU for nearly two decades. Among many highlights, he helped form the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise and has been a strong advocate and catalyst for sustainability on campus. He played a lead role in forming the student Green Club, the annual Green Day and the Sustainable Campus Council. He also created important initiatives like the Sustainability Incubator, developed partnerships with corporations and governments and organized important conferences and seminars — in fact, he has organized more than 100 breakfast seminars during the last 15 years. He also has taught at all levels, developed many new courses, advised countless students and mentored junior faculty. He served as department chair and either chaired or co-chaired many important committees including the Silberman College’s Dean Search Committee, Strategic Planning Task Force and Accreditation Steering Committee. Harmon was twice elected president of FDU’s Faculty Senate. In addition, he has gained a strong reputation in the field of management, which is well illustrated by his many publications, grants and honors, and leadership positions within organizations like the Eastern Academy of Management. For the complete citation, go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8411 .

Pillars of FDU

The Pillars of FDU Award, given to staff members with more than 10 years of service who make extraordinary contributions to the University, went to Theresa Coll, director of financial aid operations (Metro); Gail Lemaire, executive assistant to the chief operating officer (Metro); Yvonne Bodden, administrative assistant, student life (Flor); and William Klika, director of athletics (Flor). Metropolitan Campus Provost Joseph Kiernan, who is also senior vice provost for institutional effectiveness, presented the citations to Lemaire and Coll, while College at Florham Provost Kenneth Greene, who is also senior vice provost for government/community affairs, presented the citations to Bodden and Klika.

Yvonne Bodden

Yvonne Bodden has played an important role at FDU for more than three decades. Working in several departments over the years, she has been driven by a concern for students’ well-being and a lifelong commitment to education and self-development. An alumnus of Fairleigh Dickinson, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, she knows first-hand the value and the mission of FDU. She frequently volunteers for many important efforts, including serving on Campus Councils. “She is a model of professionalism, a beacon of warmth and sensitivity, motivator for peers and students alike and indeed a Pillar of this institution,” said Greene.

Theresa Coll

Theresa Coll started working on FDU’s campus in Rutherford in 1984, moved to Teaneck in 1989 and, to complete the trifecta, also worked at the College at Florham for a period of time. On every campus, in every department and on so many committees, including her membership on the Professional Administrative Senate Executive Council, she has shown an “amazing work ethic and a willingness to do whatever is necessary to get the job done,” said Kiernan. “Most recently in the Financial Aid Office, she has impressed all with her skill, devotion and, most of all, her empathy and understanding. She is an impressive Pillar of the University.”

William Klika

Bill Klika has served Fairleigh Dickinson for nearly 40 years. His leadership is evident in the athletics department, where the bar is raised high for its coaches and student-athletes. He not only started the football program at the College at Florham, but he also helped establish seven other programs as well as upgrading facilities and founding the Hall of Fame. Klika also is an influential presence throughout campus, supporting many efforts and serving on committees such as Campus Council. “He has played a great role in our past, he is an important part of our present, and we are fortunate to have him help build our future. He is a true Pillar of FDU,” said Greene.

Gail Lemaire

Gail Lemaire joined Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1987 and has grown into “one of the most trusted, talented and loyal members of the FDU community,” said Kiernan. Her responsibilities continue to increase, and she is in the front lines of many critical initiatives. “From serving on the Emergency Management Team to volunteering at our Commencement celebration, from her vital responsibilities in risk management to her support of the Board of Trustees and her new role coordinating FDU’s Middle States accreditation process, Gail Lemaire is a Pillar whom we can count on again and again,” Kiernan added.

Presidential Citations

Recipients of Presidetial Citations were Catherine Kelley, associate provost for educational resources and assessment (Metro), and Marlene Rosenbaum, education and associate University provost for learning outcomes assessment (Metro), who were cited for their respective contributions to the outcomes-assessment process at FDU, a vital part of the University’s accreditation successes. Capuano presented these awards on behalf of President J. Michael Adams.

Beginning in 2009, Marlene Rosenbaum took the newly created position of associate University provost for learning outcomes assessment. Under her leadership and direction, student-learning outcomes-assessment goals were crafted in consultation with all constituents, were aligned carefully with the mission and goals of FDU and were implemented across the University. She built the infrastructure and paved the way for future assessment, producing a community-wide dialogue, co-authoring the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Guide and writing the critical assessment section of the Middle States Periodic Review Report. During the process, Rosenbaum also raised the institution’s profile, establishing a consortium of state universities to collaborate on these issues and building FDU’s reputation as a leader in developing learning outcomes assessments. For the complete citation, go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8408 .

As the driving force behind the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Catherine Kelley has been at the forefront of the institution’s groundbreaking efforts fusing pedagogy, technology, teaching and learning. She has played a key role training faculty on best practices, creating a supportive atmosphere and ensuring that the infrastructure and tools are in place to deliver online courses, use interactive videoconferencing and incorporate new tools like e-readers into the classroom or into the learning process. In the major campaign to integrate assessment throughout the University, she created the technological infrastructure needed to gather and analyze assessment data, tailoring the tools to the unique needs of different departments and developing a comprehensive inventory of assessment activities. She further facilitated the learning outcomes assessment efforts needed for Silberman College of Business’ reaccreditation. For the complete citation go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8851 .

Presidential Medal

The Presidential Medal was presented to New Jersey State Assemblywoman Nellie Pou by FDU Trustee Brenda Blackmon, BA’01 (Metro), and co-anchor, “The 10 O’Clock News,” My9 WWOR- TV.

Pou holds the dual distinction of being the first woman and the first Latina to represent the 35th District in the state legislature. She is a veteran of the City of Paterson’s municipal administration, having served in various capacities for more than three decades. To FDU, she has been a friend and trusted adviser.

For example, when Alfredo Tan, engineering and director, computer sciences/engineering (Metro), sought a local leader to recognize the accomplishments of high school students who completed the Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering’s Technology Enrichment Outreach Program (TEOP) in science, engineering, mathematics and technology, Pou came to campus to award the certificates of completion. When Fernando Alonso, business and director, Puerta al Futuro and Latino Promise Programs (Metro), and Fernando Oliver, business/law, Petrocelli College (Metro), sought advice on launching Latino Promise, Pou came to campus to provide it. And when President Adams wanted to meet with Latino leaders in Trenton, Pou made the arrangements and chaired the meeting.

Captions:

Keynoter Teresa Oettinger Montani

Christopher Capuano, second from left, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor), with Distinguished Faculty Awardees, from left, Robert McGrath, psychology and director, PhD in clinical psychology (Metro), Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship; M. Kathryn Douglas, college writing and director, college writing (Flor), Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching; and Joel Harmon, management and interim executive director, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (Flor), Distinguished Faculty Award for Service.

Left photo: Joseph Kiernan, center, campus provost (Metro) and senior vice provost for institutional effectiveness, with Pillars of FDU recipients from the Metropolitan Campus, from left, Theresa Coll, director of financial aid operations, and Gail Lemaire, executive assistant to the chief operating officer.

Right photo: From left are Kenneth Greene, campus provost (Flor) and senior vice provost for government/community affairs; with Pillars of FDU recipients from the College at Florham Yvonne Bodden, administrative assistant, student life; and William Klika, director of athletics.

Left photo: Presidential Citation recipient Catherine Kelley, associate provost for educational resources and assessment (Metro).

Center photo: Presidential Citation recipient Marlene Rosenbaum, education and associate University provost for learning outcomes assessment (Metro).

Right photo: New Jersey State Assemblywoman Nellie Pou, center, recipient of the Presidential Medal, accepts a plaque from Kenneth Greene, left, campus provost (Flor) and senior vice provost for government/community affairs, and University Trustee Brenda Blackmon, BA’01 (Metro).


Naimoli Family Baseball Complex Dedicated

The FDU community gathered on Wednesday, October 5, to celebrate the dedication of the Naimoli Family Baseball Complex on the Metropolitan Campus.

FDU’s “Field of Dreams” became a reality thanks to the generosity of alumnus Vincent Naimoli, MBA’64 (Flor), chairman emeritus and founder of the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team, an FDU trustee and a member of the FDU NOW Campaign Steering Committee. The complex features an artificial turf surface.

“To Vince, baseball is much more than just a game,” said Patrick Zenner, MBA’75 (Ruth), chair, FDU Board of Trustees. “The playing field is where lessons of teamwork, perseverance and grace-under-pressure take hold. The Naimoli Family Baseball Complex is impacting the lives of our current student-athletes by providing those lessons, offering a competitive edge and a beautiful home to star in.”

“The youth are our future leaders,” said Naimoli. Speaking to the Knights baseball team, he said, “Athletics and a strong mind go together, so I want you to compete well and get good marks.” Naimoli concluded by reciting his favorite quote and the inspiration for his gift to create the complex: “To whom much is given, much is expected.”

Rick Reiss, senior vice president for University advancement (Metro/Flor), said, “We have a very caring person involved in so many community activities, and we’re just thrilled that he’s involved in his alma mater and has given us the resources for this magnificent field.”

Addressing the Knights baseball team, David Langford, director of athletics (Metro), said that the complex “is a field of opportunity. You have your life lesson in leadership in front of you, in Vince Naimoli.”

Turning to Naimoli, Langford added, “You are what I call a doer. You do what needs to be done at the time that it needs to be done, and in the case of this field, you have our eternal thanks for this very special gift.”

Michael Eliasen, team co-captain, Knights baseball, promised Naimoli that the team will “work and compete hard to honor you and this great ballpark.”

“I’ve already seen what your generosity and this field have done for the betterment of this program,” said Eliasen. “I know that for me and my fellow teammates, we could not have scripted a better way to spend our final season than playing on this great field.”

About Vincent Naimoli

One of four children of a second-generation Italian immigrant who worked for the New York subway system and became a self-taught engineer, Naimoli grew up from humble beginnings in Paterson, N.J. He earned a Navy ROTC scholarship and graduated from Notre Dame University in 1959.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Naimoli went on to earn a master’s degree in engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and hold several senior positions with various companies. He turned to Fairleigh Dickinson for his MBA, graduated in 1964 and completed Harvard University Business School’s advanced management program in 1974.

In addition to serving as an FDU trustee, Naimoli served on financial and athletic committees at Notre Dame, chaired the University of Tampa board of trustees and currently serves on the board of overseers at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Naimoli has numerous awards and honors for his service. In 1999, he joined former first lady and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator John Glenn and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Rehnquist in receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. A longtime resident of Tampa, Fla., Naimoli received the very first “Bridging the Bay” award in 1996, recognizing him as the individual who had done the most to unite the citizens of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. He also has received similar community service awards from the Urban League, the Jewish National Fund, the Tampa Sports Club, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Naimoli received FDU’s Charter Day Award in 2008.

Captions:

Vincent Naimoli throws out the first pitch.

Wearing FDU baseball caps are, from left,mPatrick Zenner, MBA’75 (Ruth), chair, FDU Board of Trustees; Vincent Naimoli, MBA’64 (Flor), chairman emeritus and founder of the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team, an FDU trustee and a member of the FDU NOW Campaign Steering Committee; and Rick Reiss, senior vice president for University advancement (Metro/Flor).

Vincent Naimoli, right, is presented a commemorative FDU baseball jersey by, from left, David Langford, director of athletics (Metro); Gary Puccio, head baseball coach, athletics (Metro); and baseball team co-captains Mike Eliasen and Ryan Kresky.

From left: Among those who attended the dedication were, from left, Hania Ferrara, vice president for finance, treasurer and chief accounting officer (Metro/Flor); Patti Mills, dean, University College (Metro); FDU Trustee Curtis Artis; Joseph Kiernan, Metropolitan Campus provost and senior vice provost for institutional effectiveness; and Christopher Capuano, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor).

Vincent Naimoli, third from left, with his family, from left, brother-in-law Michael Kane, sister Jill Kane, sister-in-law Glenda Young, wife Lenda, niece Jennifer Kane Perry and her husband Christopher Perry, and nephew Justin Kane.


FDU Partners with The New York Times

Fairleigh Dickinson University and The New York Times Knowledge Network have combined forces to offer an innovative professional and career studies program.

Through FDU’s Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, the program features cutting-edge online courses and undergraduate certificates in six growing career areas:

• Business, Technology and Communications

• Global Leadership

• Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics

• Global Security, Safety and Terrorism Studies

• United States Homeland Security Studies

• Global Health Care and Human Services

The courses, which begin November 7, are designed for those looking to build a unique résumé and gain a competitive edge in today’s economy. They can be taken individually or as part of the 18-credit certificate programs available.

FDU faculty will teach the courses, while The New York Times Knowledge Network will host the content, offer guest speakers and provide other resources. The New York Times Knowledge Network was launched in 2007 to deliver online lifelong learning programs.

The New York Times Knowledge Network has been growing its co-branded online offerings with colleges and universities, and the ability to offer a new way for professionals to enhance their existing careers or branch into new fields is an exciting addition,” said Felice Nudelman, executive director, education, The New York Times Company. “FDU is known for its dedication to global education and inventive, high-quality course offerings, making it the ideal collaborator for this type of initiative.”

“This is an exciting collaboration that will offer unique and extraordinary programs,” said President J. Michael Adams. “FDU has a long tradition of providing innovative and entrepreneurial programs, and together with The New York Times Knowledge Network we have developed dynamic new courses that will provide great insight into these cutting-edge fields. We will offer exceptional instruction and fascinating guest speakers, utilizing the Epsilen™ platform to provide convenience and flexibility well-suited to the needs of many diverse students.”

Adams added that the programs are particularly geared toward current university students looking to supplement their degree programs, recent college graduates who want to add substance to their résumés and adults looking to revitalize their careers.

For more information, see http://www.nytimes.com/fdu .


FDU NOW Celebrates Success

More than 150 benefactors of FDU gathered at the College at Florham on September 14, 2011, to celebrate the successful conclusion of FDU NOW, the Campaign for Fairleigh Dickinson University. The largest campaign in University history, FDU NOW surpassed its target of $50 million, raising a total of nearly $59 million for a variety of University-wide initiatives.

Welcoming guests, Patrick Zenner, MBA’75 (Ruth), chair of the FDU Board of Trustees, said, “On behalf of President Adams, the Board of Trustees and all the people who make Fairleigh Dickinson University a wonderful living and learning environment, thank you, thank you all very much for your generosity. We could not do it without you.”

“Our campaign was a resounding success because people like you, people who care about the future of this great University, made it a personal priority to help us reach our goal,” said Gregory Olsen, BS’66, BS’68, MS’68 (Metro), trustee and campaign chair.

Olsen acknowledged the generosity of donors, foundations and corporations in attendance, including:

• Edward Hennessy, Jr., BS’55 (Ruth), and Ruth Hennessy. In 2007, the mansion at the College at Florham was named Hennessy Hall in honor of Edward Hennessy’s commitment to FDU NOW, as well as his years of service and long-time support of FDU.

• John Giovatto, who made a memorial gift to honor his brother Frank. Last year, the University dedicated the Frank Giovatto Library on the Metropolitan Campus.

• Carol Knauff, MBA’78 (Flor), and Jeffrey Knauff for the Knauff Family Scholarship.

• BD, for its support of the doctor of nursing practice degree program.

• Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for its support of nursing.

• William Randolph Hearst Foundation for supporting the John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research at the College at Florham.

• Trustee Ronald Doerfler, BS’65, MBA’72, (Metro) and Krystyna Doerfler for their support of the Monninger Center and other programs.

• Trustee Patrick Zenner, MBA’75 (Ruth), for his support of the Monninger Center and other University initiatives.

Olsen highlighted projects and new facilities established during the campaign including the Monninger Center, as well as the Naimoli Family Baseball Complex and Elia G. Stratis Indoor Running Track on the Metropolitan Campus.

Illustrating the impact of giving, Michael Avaltroni, BS’99, chemistry, associate dean, Medco School of Pharmacy (Flor), said, “Thanks to the generosity of Schering-Plough, four science research laboratories were created for use by our faculty and students on mentored research projects. Immediately, student research became a hallmark of our science programs, and we began to see its impact on our student performance and the growth of our programs.”

Christopher Capuano, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (Metro/Flor), thanked Olsen for his leadership and generosity. “Dr. Olsen’s generosity provided the seed funding for our campus in Vancouver, helped establish an endowed chair in University College, supported the Monninger Center and permanently endowed TEOP (Technical Enrichment Outreach Program), which brings high school students to the Metropolitan Campus to get them excited about math and science,” said Capuano. “And then, rather than allow us to honor him, he asked that we honor two of his former professors — Lee Gildart and Oswald Haase.”

“FDU has changed my life. I have found opportunities here I could have only dreamed of back home,” said scholarship recipient Megan Barrios, a College at Florham sophomore enrolled in the University’s QUEST program (bachelor’s and master of arts in teaching combined degree program).

Joseph Getts, a College at Florham junior majoring in entrepreneurship, said, “The fact that FDU has provided me with so many opportunities has literally changed the way I think about my life and especially the way I think about my future.” Getts added, “Thank you all for your support and for all your many donations to this worthy institution.

For more information and photos go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=8416 .

Captions:

Rick Reiss, left, senior vice president for University advancement (Metro/Flor), with Gregory Olsen, BS’66, BS’68, MS’68 (Metro), trustee and campaign chair.

Ruth and Edward Hennessy, BS’55 (Ruth)

Maria Sturchio, left, whose late husband Malcolm was a long-time FDU faculty member, and son, Jeff Sturchio, of Merck, Inc. and the Global Health Council.


WFDU (89.1 FM) Marks 40 Years on Air

WFDU (FM), 89.1 on the FM dial, is hosting two free public events in November to celebrate the station’s history of 40 years. These events highlight the work of the University in developing global citizens who understand the interconnection of culture and economy worldwide.

On Wednesday, November 16, at 5 p.m. in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, College at Florham, a symposium will examine how the American public develops a worldview through the consumption of mainstream media.

Dave Marash, a well-known journalist with more than 50 years in the broadcast news business and former Al Jazeera Washington anchor, will be the featured speaker.

Other panel members include Michael Aron, chief political correspondent for NJTV and vice president for news and public affairs for the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting, and Daniel Cassino, political science and academic associate, PublicMind™ (Flor). Cassino will report the results of a specially commissioned poll by the University’s polling unit (PublicMind™) on the usage of mainstream media.

The program will be moderated by Judy DeAngelis, morning news anchor of news 1010 WINS in New York.

A free concert for listeners and friends will be held on Saturday, November 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m. until approximately 11 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus.

The show is presented in appreciation for the significant public support for the station and will offer attendees the opportunity to hear live versions of the music programmed on the station. The gathering will also permit the listeners to meet and greet the station staff who will be in attendance.

Many of the artists slated to appear are alumni as well as active station staff members.

The roster includes Evan Toth, BA’02 (Metro), host of WFDU’s “Good Music” radio show; Lise Avery, host of “Anything Goes” syndicated radio show; Dave Gross and his Bluegrass Band; Blue Plate Special; bluesman Son Lewis; and The WFDU (FM) Blues All Stars, which include Blues air staff. Country music will be represented by Orvile Davis, a long-time friend of the station. Other performers are being booked at press time.

The entire schedule of performers will be posted on the station website (http://www.wfdu.fm) so that listeners can plan to attend when their favorite music is on stage. Light refreshments will be available during the evening, and an hourly drawing for a commemorative WFDU (FM) shirt will be held.

To commemorate the inaugural broadcast on August 30, 1971, the station aired a retrospective of the station’s history beginning on August 30, 2011 — four decades to the day and hour of the first sign on. The broadcast, produced by Program Director Barry Sheffield, highlighted the work of scores of announcers throughout the years, while serving as an audio time capsule of popular music and trends from 1971 to today.

For additional information contact WFDU (FM) General Manager Carl Kraus at ckraus@fdu.edu.

Captions:

Symposium participants are, from top right clockwise, Dave Marash; Judy DeAngelis, moderator; Daniel Cassino; and Michael Aron.

WFDU-FM transmits from the Armstrong Tower, Alpine, N.J.


Hall of Fame Inductions Held

Former star athletes, a team physician and a booster took center stage on October 1 as Division I and Division III Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were held. Both events were sponsored by the FDU Alumni Association and the respective athletics offices.

Division I Hall of Fame

The Division I Hall of Fame ceremony, dinner and reception was held at the Park Ridge Marriott in Park Ridge, N.J.

This year’s inductees included:

• Frank “Buddy” Marino, BS’78 (Metro), men’s lacrosse;

• William O’Neill, BS’67, DDS’70 (Metro), and FDU trustee, booster;

• Meaghan Culkin Pizzo, BA’93 (Metro), women’s basketball;

• Kim Potocniak Portuono, BA’99 (Metro), volleyball;

• Richard Salzer, team physician;

• Louis Turco, BS’74, MBA’78 (Metro), baseball; and the

• 1966 Golf Team — Ralph Bender, BS’71 (Ruth); William Blanchfield, ’66; Joseph DeMarco, ’66; Richard Kaufman, BS’66 (Ruth); Jeff Kravat, BS’68 (Metro); Rich Snyder, BS’66 (Ruth); Russell Spahr, BA’66 (Metro); Otto Vitale, BS’66 (Ruth); Head Coach Robert Metz; and Assistant Coach Daniel Pliskin.

In addition, the Al LoBalbo Award was presented to Bill Raftery, college basketball analyst for CBS/ESPN and former head basketball coach, Seton Hall University. The award is presented annually to a person “who has, through selfless service, tireless dedication and education through sports made significant contributions that transcend competition for the betterment of athletics and all who are involved.”

During his 21-year broadcast career, Raftery has called the NCAA Final Four on CBS, the Big East Tournament and New Jersey Nets telecasts. He began his broadcasting career with SportsChannel New York (now known as FOX Sports Net).

From 1970 to 1981, Raftery served as head basketball coach at Seton Hall University, where he revitalized the program and led the Pirates to seven straight winning seasons and a record of 154-141. He also coached the FDU Devils in basketball and golf for five years, while serving as associate athletic director. During his 16-year collegiate coaching career he gained three National Invitation Tournament and four Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament berths and was named Coach of the Year in 1979 by the New Jersey Basketball Writers Association.

For more information go to http://fduknights.com/news/2011/10/3/HOF_1003113327.aspx .

Division III Hall of Fame

This year’s Division III Hall of Fame reception, dinner and ceremony was held at the Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park, N.J. The honorees received their portraits and renderings of themselves in action. The 1996 golf team was also honored.

Honorees included:

• James DaSilva, BS’06 (Flor), baseball;

• Deborah Faber, BA’06, MAT’07 (Flor), volleyball;

• Katherine Springmeyer-Paglio, BS’06, MS’08 (Flor), field hockey;

• Tarek Timol, BA’94 (Flor), football; and

• Timothy Weidenhamer, BS’80 (Flor), men’s lacrosse.

The 1996 baseball team was also honored as one of the outstanding teams in Devils history. Members of the team were Matt Bernhard, BA’00 (Flor); Kevin Bickunas, ’96; Andre Cadieux, BA’95 (Flor), MPA’98 (Metro); Rick Crescente, BA’00 (Flor); Tim Eller, ’96; Jason Fitzgerald, BS’96 (Flor); Brian Gechtman, BA’00, MAT’05 (Flor); Todd Hicok, BS’98 (Flor); Chris Keelin, ’96 (Flor); Saul Grausso, BS/MS’00 (Flor); Ed Litsky, BS’99 (Flor); Roy Madurki, BS’96 (Flor); Jason Nardachone, BA’96, MAT’00 (Flor); Tom Nieman, BA’96 (Flor); Andy Paulus, BA’97 (Flor); Adam Petsko, ’96; Greg Reisner, BS’99 (Flor); Steve Santianiello, ’96; Randy Shemanski, BA’99 (Flor); Kevin White, BS’97 (Flor); and Kyle Yolinsky, BA’99 (Flor); Head Coach Jim McDermott; and Assistant Coaches Steve Ferrante, Bill Klika and Dave Sawicki.

In addition, Michel Baumeister, BA’66 (Flor), partner, Baumeister and Samuels, P.C., received the Contribution to FDU Athletics Award, and the Dennis McAdam Memorial Scholarship was also presented to senior Samantha Aichele, sociology (Flor). Scholarship awardees must have a grade point ratio of at least 3.00, be involved in activities outside the classroom and be a student leader. The late McAdam, BS’72 (Flor), 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 four years.

Captions:

This year’s honorees included, seated from left, members of the 1966 golf team Jeff Kravat, BS’68 (Metro); Joseph DeMarco, ’66; and William Blanchfield, ’66; and standing from left, Frank “Buddy” Marino, BS’78 (Metro), men’s lacrosse; Louis Turco, BS’74, MBA’78 (Metro), baseball; William O’Neill, BS’67, DDS’70 (Metro), and FDU trustee, booster; Al LoBalbo awardee Bill Raftery, college basketball analyst for CBS/ESPN and former head basketball coach, Seton Hall University; Meaghan Culkin Pizzo, BA’93 (Metro), women’s basketball; Kim Potocniak Portuono, BA’99 (Metro), volleyball; and Richard Salzer, team physician.

From left are David Langford, director of athletics (Metro); Joseph Kiernan, campus provost and senior vice provost for institutional effectiveness (Metro); Ruth LoBalbo, widow of Coach LoBalbo, for whom the award is named, with this year’s Al LoBalbo Award recipient Bill Raftery, college basketball analyst for CBS/ESPN.

Inducted to the Division III Hall of Fame were, from left, Tarek Timol, BA’94 (Flor), football; Katherine Springmeyer-Paglio, BS’06, MS’08 (Flor), field hockey; Timothy Weidenhamer, BS’80 (Flor), men’s lacrosse; Deborah Faber, BA’06, MAT’07 (Flor), volleyball; and James DaSilva, BS’06 (Flor), baseball.

Inductees from the 1996 baseball team were, from left, Greg Reisner, BS’99 (Flor); Kevin White, BS’97 (Flor); Randy Shemanski, BA’99 (Flor); Ed Litsky, BS’99 (Flor); Adam Petsko, ’96; Jason Nardachone, BA’96, MAT’00 (Flor); Matt Bernhard, BA’00 (Flor); Andy Paulus, BA’97 (Flor); Tom Nieman, BA’96 (Flor); Kyle Yolinsky, BA’99 (Flor); and Todd Hicok, BS’98 (Flor).

Left photo: William Klika, left, director of athletics (Flor), presents the Contribution to FDU Athletics Award to Michel Baumeister, BA’66 (Flor), partner, Baumeister and Samuels, P.C.

Center photos: Okang McBride, top, director of alumni relations (Metro), welcomed the honorees. Alan Campora, bottom, head women’s volleyball coach, athletics (Flor), introduced inductee Deborah Faber, BA’06, MAT’07 (Flor).

Right photo: Samantha Aichele, sociology (Flor), received the Dennis McAdam Memorial Scholarship.


Faculty Status Report 2011–2012

New Faculty

(Introduced at the Academic Convocation)

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Joseph Agugliaro, assistant professor, biology (Flor) — PhD, University of Arkansas; BS, The College of New Jersey

Matthieu Boyd, assistant professor, literature (Flor) — PhD, Harvard University; Higher Diploma in Early Irish Language and Literature, National University of Ireland; BA, Princeton University

Jeffrey Hughes, professor, pharmaceutical sciences (Flor) — PhD, PharmD, BS, University of Kentucky

Denise Lewis, assistant professor, counselor education (Flor) — PhD, Ohio University; MA, Methodist Theological School in Ohio; BA, Ohio Dominican College

Dongmi Park, clinical assistant professor, patient care science (Flor) — PhD, St. John’s University

Robin Pucci, clinical assistant professor, patient care science, and director, lab/patient care (Flor) — PhD, St. John’s University; BS, Idaho State University

Evelyn Reid, lecturer, college writing (Flor) — MA, City College of New York; BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Silberman College of Business

Dorothy Alexander-Smith, visiting instructor, accounting (Flor) — PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; MS, Pennsylvania State University; MS, BS, University of West Indies at Mona, Jamaica

Saquib Anwar, instructor, information systems/decision sciences (Van) — MBA, Temple University; BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

James Donius, visiting assistant professor, marketing (Metro) — PhD, International School of Management, France; MBA, State University of New York at Buffalo; AB, University of Notre Dame

Donald Goeltz, visiting instructor, management (Flor) — MBA, New York University; MS, Stevens Institute of Technology; BA, University of Tennessee

Eylem Koca, assistant professor, operations management (Metro) — PhD, University of Maryland, College Park; MS, BS, Bogazici University, Turkey

Christopher Meyer, instructor, management (Metro) — MM, Northwestern University; BS, University of Colorado Boulder

Meyyappan Narayanam, assistant professor, entrepreneurship (Flor) — PhD, MASc, University of Waterloo, Canada; MS, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India; BEng, University of Madras, India

Charles Patton, visiting assistant professor, marketing (Metro) — PhD, MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; MS, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Hannah Rozen, assistant professor, accounting (Flor) — PhD, Hebrew University, Israel; MA, BA, Cleveland State University

Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Catherine Acosta, senior lecturer, psychology (Metro) — MA, Columbia University; BA, Binghamton University

Patricia Durso, assistant professor, English (Metro) — PhD, MPhil, MA, George Washington University; BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Franklin Montero, senior lecturer, business, and assistant director, Latino Promise® Program (Metro) — JD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; MS, Fordham University; BS, New York University

Laurence Winters, senior lecturer, interdisciplinary studies (Metro) — PhD, The New School for Social Research; MA, McGill University; BA, Boston University

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies

Alexander Casti, assistant professor, mathematics (Metro) — PhD, MPhil, MS, BS Columbia University

Tarika Daftary-Kapur, assistant professor, criminal justice (Metro) — PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York; MA, University of Dayton; BS, Wilson College

Benjamin Freer, assistant professor, psychology (Metro) — PhD, MA, University of Kentucky; BS, Valparaiso University

Daniel Grassian, associate professor, English, and director, English/philosophy/humanities (Metro) — PhD, MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BA, BS, Wesleyan University

Erin Graulich, clinical instructor, nursing (Metro) — MSN, BSN, Fairleigh Dickinson University; BS, The College of New Jersey

Marianne Homsey, assistant professor, nursing (Metro) — EdD, Teachers College of Columbia University; MS, Pace University; BSN, Felician College

David Kiefer, lecturer, physics (Metro) — MS, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; MA, MEd, Teachers College of Columbia University; MA, New School University; BS, Pratt Institute

Bryan Meadows, assistant professor, education (Metro) — PhD, University of Arizona; MEd, University of Houston; BA, San Francisco State University

Julie Ryan, assistant professor, psychology (Metro) — PhD, MA, State University of New York at Albany; BA, BS, Boston University

Shane Smith, senior lecturer, education (Metro) — PhD, Washington State University; MS, New Mexico State University; BA, The University of Montana

Steven Young, assistant professor, psychology (Metro) — PhD, MA, Miami University; BA, Drew University

Promotions

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

To Professor

Judith Moonelis, visual/performing arts (Flor)

Riad Nasser, sociology (Flor)

Bruce Peabody, political science (Flor)

Kiron Sharma, mathematics/computer science/physics (Flor)

To Associate Professor

Peter Burkholder, medieval/ancient history (Flor)

Amber Charlebois, chemistry (Flor)

David Daniel, creative writing (Flor)

Gary Darden, history (Flor)

Kathleen Haspel, communication studies (Flor)

Silberman College of Business

To Professor

Alan Fask, statistics (Flor)

Kent Fairfield, management (Metro)

Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

To Assistant Professor

Jaime Buenahora Febres, political science (Metro)

Iris Gersh, hospitality management (Metro)

William “Pat” Schuber, administrative science (Metro)

Kirsten Tripodi, hospitality management (Metro)

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies

To Professor

Yelena Aronson, computer graphics (Metro)

Neena Philips, biological sciences (Metro)

Robert Prentky, psychology (Metro)

To Associate Professor

Mark Farag, mathematics (Metro)

Miriam Singer, education (Metro)

Tenure

(Effective fall 2012)

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Gloria Anderle, chemistry (Flor)

Peter Burkholder, medieval/ancient history (Flor)

Amber Charlebois, chemistry (Flor)

David Daniel, creative writing (Flor)

Gary Darden, history (Flor)

Kathleen Haspel, communication studies (Flor)

Patricia Melloy, cell biology (Flor)

Janet O’Neil, computer graphic design (Flor)

Marek Slaby, mathematics (Flor)

Silberman College of Business

Kent Fairfield, management (Metro)

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies

Mark Farag, mathematics (Metro)

Robert Prentky, psychology (Metro)

Sabbaticals

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Donalee Brown, psychology (Flor), fall semester

Yolanda Hawkins-Rodgers, psychology (Flor), spring semester

Elliot Hoffman, film/animation (Flor), spring semester

Robert Houle, history (Flor), academic year

Silberman College of Business

Rajesh Chandrashekaran, management (Flor), fall semester

Patrick Gaughan, economics/finance (Metro), fall semester

James Hutton, marketing (Metro), academic year

Roger Koppl, economics/finance (Flor), academic year

Caroline Munoz, marketing (Flor), spring semester

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies

Alice Benzecry, biological sciences (Metro), spring semester

Zong Chen, computer science/management information system (Metro), fall semester

Mary Farrell, learning disabilities education (Metro), spring semester

Carol Karpinski, education (Metro), spring semester

Gertrude Levine, computer science (Metro), spring semester

Paula Hooper Mayhew, English literature (Metro), spring semester

Leaves of Absence

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Nandita Ghosh, English (Flor), fall semester

Dana Kaspereen-Guidicipietro, psychology (Flor), fall semester

Robert Shaw, mathematics/computer science/physics (Flor), fall semester

Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Sherwin Klein, philosophy (Metro), fall semester

Michael O’Brien, English (Metro), fall semester


FDU-Vancouver Update

Now in its fifth year, FDU-Vancouver has a total number of 283 students, with 110 new students, double the amount admitted last September.

They come from 37 countries, spanning nearly all the continents of the world. While India and China together provide about 44 percent of the student body, many come from Canada, South Korea, El Salvador, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and as far afield as Russia, Mongolia, Peru and Vietnam. The new master in administrative science program has attracted students from 14 countries. There are 207 undergraduate and 76 graduate students.

For the first time in the campus’s history, there are two students from New Jersey, both from the College at Florham. “With three Vancouver students studying in New Jersey, we are beginning to witness the seamless education pattern that had been envisaged at the beginning,” said Cecil Abrahams, provost (Van).

“The two new degree programs introduced last academic year (bachelor of science in individualized studies and master in administrative science) have proven to be very attractive to a variety of students and these programs have boosted our enrollment,” he added.

FDU-Vancouver has graduated 26 students since its inception in 2007, and an Alumni Association has been established. It will host its first event in Vancouver on November 2.

The campus continues its Diplomatic Circle Series. This fall’s program hosted Carlos de Sousa Amaro, consul general of Portugal to Vancouver, speaking on “Portugal and the European Union” and Angel Villalobos, consul general of Mexico to Vancouver, speaking on “Mexico – Canada Relations.”

FDU-Vancouver’s second annual “Crossing Boundaries” symposium will take place on Wednesday, October 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Auditorium. Crossing boundaries — national, ethnic, political, linguistic or ideological boundaries — is common in the increasingly cosmopolitan and international world. Such crossings entails conflict and understanding, struggles and growth. This series of symposia provides a venue to discuss the various crossings in academic, civic and professional contexts and presentations on research, community and professional work taking place in and around Vancouver.

Abrahams said, “This academic year will be even more exciting and successful.”

Caption:

Paulette Laubsch, administrative science and director, MS in homeland security (Metro), was in Vancouver over the Labor Day weekend providing in-person instruction to master of administrative science students in their capstone class. Students were from Korea, China and India. The class will complete their course work online to finish their degree by the beginning of November. This is the first group of students that will graduate the program. The class topped off its intensive study with a meal at a local restaurant. With Laubsch, third from right, are, from back left counter-clockwise, students Rahul Bahel, Jenny Minji Kim, Jessica Kang Hyun Lee, Ying Ying Liang, Emily Chia-Chien Lin, Jane Jian Zhou and Jojo Xiao-Lu Cao.


United Nations Events Scheduled

This fall, a fellow from the International Peace Institute, a panel of Arab youth and a U.N. under-secretary-general and special adviser on Africa will give presentations. In addition, Indigenous American Heritage Month will be celebrated with two events. Videoconferences and NGO briefings are scheduled as well. All the events are free and, except for the videoconferences and the NGO briefings, are open to the public.

United Nations Pathways Forums

A youth panel discussion on “Winds of Change: The Role of Arab Youth in the Future of the Middle East and North Africa Region” will be held on Wednesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium, Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus.

Riad Nasser, sociology (Flor), will introduce the issue’s historical, political and social economic context. The panelists are Yassine Elkaryani from Morocco, founder and executive of New Muslim Ambassadors, a nonprofit organization that aims to empower and reunite Muslims on the Internet; Khadija Alami from Yemen, who is attending FDU this semester through the Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program, and is a member in the Student Union in Sana’a University in Yemen; and Hossam Elsayed Shahin from Egypt, an undergraduate student at FDU and cultural blogger, who chronicles culture events that can build bridges among the cultures of the continent. The discussion will be moderated by Reem Omar Al-Oyaidi, MBA’11 (Metro), a Saudi Arabian diplomat who is involved in several activities that encourage youths to be better individuals despite their differences.

On Tuesday, November 8, Abdulla Al-Saidi, senior fellow of the International Peace Institute (IPI), will speak about “The Arab Spring and Its Impact” at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Student Union Building, Metropolitan Campus. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the forum.

Prior to joining IPI, an independent, international not-for-profit think tank that is dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security, Al-Saidi was permanent representative of Yemen to the United Nations. In March 2011, he resigned in response to the killing of demonstrators by progovernment forces in Sanaa. In 2008, Al-Saidi was co-chair of IPI’s task forces on strengthening multilateral security capacity.

Al-Saidi previously served as Yemen’s vice-minister for foreign affairs. Before that he served as director of law and treaties department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and general director of the research department in the technical division of the Presidential Office.

Al-Saidi was a member of the National Arbitration Committee with Eritrea in 1996. He also served as counsellor in the Office of the Foreign Minister, director of the deputy foreign minister's office and member of the Yemeni delegation to the United Nations Mission.

During his tenure with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Al-Saidi worked in the political, economic and legal departments. He also was a member of Yemen’s delegation to the Security Council and was assigned to Yemen’s Embassy in Berlin, Germany.

Al-Saidi received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Long Island University and a master of arts degree in political science from Columbia University.

The semester’s first forum on October 11 featured Andrei Abramov, chief, Nongovernmental Organization Branch, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, who spoke about “The Voice of Civil Society at the United Nations: Ideals, Constraints and Potential.”

The United Nations Pathways Forums are sponsored by FDU’s Office of Global Learning and, in Abramov’s case, is presented in conjunction with The Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.

Indigenous American Heritage Month

In celebration of Indigenous American Heritage Month, two November events will be held in the Auditorium of Edward Williams Hall, Metropolitan Campus.

A video and discussion on Indigenous America — Sacred Water and Human Responsibility will be held on Wednesday, November 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event features Debra White Plume, director, Lakota grandmother and director, Owe Aku Bring Back the Way (affiliated with the Owe Aku International Justice Project), and will be moderated by Chief Ronald Yonaguska Holloway, principal chief of the New Jersey Sand Hill Band of Lenape and Cherokee Indians.

A discussion on “The State of Native Americans Today” will be held on Thursday, November 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the discussion.) Participants will include indigenous American chiefs and elders and the discussion will be moderated by Chief Holloway.

For information email Jo Anne Murphy, director of programs with intergovernmental/nongovernmental organizations (Flor), at jo-anne_murphy@fdu.edu.

Special Event

On Wednesday, November 30, Cheick Sidi Diarra, under-secretary-general, special adviser on Africa and high representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OSAA/OHRLLS), will speak about “Unleasing Africa’s Potential” at 6:30 p.m. in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, College at Florham. The presentation will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.

Diarra has more than 25 years of professional experience in bilateral and multilateral international relations, law and development. He has been actively involved in furthering African integration efforts and the African development agenda at the international level. He has served as one of the lead negotiators on these issues at African Union summits since 1982. From his decade-long experience dealing with the United Nations, Diarra acquired first-hand knowledge and experience of multifaceted issues of the United Nations and its intergovernmental processes in particular.

Diarra made important contributions to the reform process of the United Nations aimed at strengthening the U.N.’s global role in economic and development matters. In this context, he was an active player in the intergovernmental consultation process leading up to the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council and follow-up of the development aspects of the 2005 World Summit, including the Millennium Development Goals. He has been a dedicated advocate for the cause of Africa, the least developed countries and landlocked developing countries.

Diarra obtained master’s degrees in international public law and international relations from Dakar University in Senegal.

Videoconferences

Two videoconferences originating at the United Nations will be viewed in the ITV rooms at the Metropolitan Campus (Room 1132, Continuing Education Suite, Dickinson Hall), College at Florham (Room 214, Dreyfuss Building) and FDU-Vancouver (7 a.m. PST) on Thursday, November 3, and on Tuesday, November 15.

On November 3, Amb. Maged Abdelaziz, permanent representative of Egypt to the United Nations, will discuss “The Problems of Outer Space.”

On November 15, Amb. Abdallah Yahya Al-Mouallimi, permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, will speak about “The Arab Spring.”

The videoconferences are sponsored by FDU’s Office of Global Learning and are presented in conjunction with The Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.

NGO Briefings

Faculty, staff and students are also invited to attend nongovernmental organization (NGO) briefings to be held on Thursdays at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. These U.N. briefings are open to Fairleigh Dickinson because it is one of approximately 10 universities in the country to earn accreditation as an NGO from the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.

A pass is needed to attend the briefings. To obtain a pass, contact Sarah Horn, graduate assistant, global learning (Flor), at horn.fdu@gmail.com or 973-443-8876 at least a week prior to the briefing. To view a list of the topics, go to http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/dpingorelations/home/events/briefings and click on Fall 2011 Briefings.

This semester, Zhaobo (Bob) Wang, operations management (Flor), will be accompanying groups from both campuses to attend the Thursday briefings.

For More Information

For more information on all the U.N. events contact 973-443-8876, email jo-anne_murphy@fdu.edu or go to http://www.globaleducation.edu .

Captions:

Participants in the youth panel discussion are, from left, moderator Reem Omar Al-Oyaidi, MBA’11 (Metro), a Saudi Arabian diplomat; Riad Nasser, sociology (Flor), who will provide an introduction to the issue; and panelists Yassine Elkaryani from Morocco, founder and executive of New Muslim Ambassadors; Khadija Alami from Yemen, who is attending FDU this semester through the Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program, and is a member in the Student Union in Sana’a University in Yemen; and Hossam Elsayed Shahin from Egypt, an undergraduate student at FDU and cultural blogger.

Abdulla Al-Saidi

Cheick Sidi Diarra

Amb. Maged Abdelaziz

Amb. Abdallah Yahya Al-Mouallimi


Homecoming 2011

Homecoming was celebrated at the College at Florham on October 1, 2011.

Events included a charity carnival and activities fair and the homecoming football game: FDU Devils vs. Wilkes University Colonels, with the crowning of homecoming royalty, Queen Elizabeth Whitener, King Shrae Marshall, Princess Tyquanna Hayes and Prince Bobby Deverona, at halftime.

Other festivities included a happy hour for alumni, parents and friends at the Bottle Hill Pub, Student Center; men’s and women’s soccer games: FDU Devils vs. Delaware Valley Aggies football game; men’s lacrosse alumni games; a reception for Metropolitan Campus and College at Florham Class of 2011 gift donors; a Parents Council meet and greet; and the alumni awards ceremony, which included the presentation of the Knauff Family Scholarship and the 2011 Graduating Class Gifts.

Alumni Awards

The annual alumni awards ceremony sponsored by the Alumni Association Board of Governors took place at Hennessy Hall. Recipients were: Steven Caponegro, MAT’02 (Flor), Outstanding Young Alumni; Christopher Curcio, BA’99 (Metro), Volunteer of the Year; and Richard Panicucci, BS’64, MBA’66, and professor emeritus, quantitative analysis (Metro), The Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award.

The ceremony also included the Knauff Family Scholarship presentation to Daniel Palmer, Class of 2013, political science major (Flor).

Class Gifts

Alex Lamberti, BA’11 (Flor), and Elana Schulefand, BS’11, MS’11 (Flor), co-chairs of the 2011 College at Florham Graduating Class Gift Committee, and Christina Mroz, BA’11(Metro), member of the 2011 Metropolitan Campus Graduating Class Gift Committee, presented the class gifts to College at Florham Provost Kenneth Greene, senior vice provost for community and government affairs; Alumni Association Board of Governors President and University Trustee John Carscadden, BS’94, MBA’03 (Flor); and the FDU community. Contributions to the class gift funds provided furniture for the Twombly Residence Hall terrace at the College at Florham and a Legacy Garden between Becton Hall and University Court at the Metropolitan Campus.

Captions:

Left photo: The Homecoming Court, from left, Bobby Deverona, prince; Elizabeth Whitener, queen; Shrae Marshall, king; and Tyquanna Hayes, princess.

Center photo: Scott Veith, strength/conditioning coach for the football team and head men’s and women’s tennis coach (Flor).

Right photo: The FDU Devils football team goes up against the Wilkes Colonels in the homecoming game.

From left: Shanay Quindrly, student; Cameran Govan, coordinator, campus life; Colleen DiGregorio, public relations/marketing coordinator, Monninger Center (Library); Maria Webb, head, Monninger Center; Jasmin “Jas” Verem, assistant dean of students and director of campus life; and James Toal, officer, public safety (all Flor), enjoy the festivities.

Left photo: Nick Agostino, left, BS’78, MS’97 (Metro); former president, Alumni Association Board of Governors; and University College (Metro), with Christopher Curcio, BA’99 (Metro), who received the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Right photo: Steven Caponegro, center, MAT’02 (Flor), received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Allan Igo, Jr., left, BS’74 (Metro), chair, Alumni Awards Committee, and member of the Alumni Association Board of Governors; and John Carscadden, BS’94 (Flor), MBA’03 (Flor), president, Alumni Association Board of Governors, and FDU trustee.

Left photo: Richard Panicucci, center, BS’64 (Metro), MBA’66 (Metro); emeritus, quantitative analysis (Metro); and recipient of the Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award with, from left, Craig Mourton, assistant campus provost (Metro), and Eli Amdur, Petrocelli College (Metro), and past CASTLE awardee.

Right photo: Daniel Palmer, center, College at Florham student and recipient of the Knauff Family Scholarship, with, from left, Jeffrey Knauff, and Carol Knauff, MBA’78 Flor), immediate past president, board secretary and mentor, Alumni Association Board of Governors.

Left photo: From left: College at Florham Provost Kenneth Greene, senior vice provost for government and community affairs, with Alex Lamberti, BA’11 (Flor), and Elana Schulefand, BS’11, MS’11 (Flor), co-chairs of the 2011 College at Florham Graduating Class Gift Committee, with a photo of the furniture for the Twombly Residence Hall terrace.

Right photo: Christina Mroz, BA’11 (Metro), member of the 2011 Metropolitan Campus Graduating Class Gift Committee, with a photo of the Legacy Garden between Becton Hall and University Court at the Metropolitan Campus.


Faculty, Staff — Update, In Memoriam, Welcome

Update

David Rosen, anthropology (Flor), will deliver the annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, November 9, the anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogroms in Nazi Germany. He will speak about “The Moral Complexity of the Child Soldier ‘Problem,’” which will connect the experiences of Jewish child soldiers during the Holocaust with child soldiers in contemporary conflicts. The Holocaust Memorial Lecture has been given annually at Washington University since 1989. Past speakers have included well-known public figures and leading scholars of both the Holocaust and other historical mass tramas such as Robert Jay Lifton, Elie Wiesel, Louis Arbour and Marianne Hirsch.

Bamidele Ojo, political science (Metro), participated in an hour-long discussion about “Nigeria: Elections and Challenge” aired on China Radio International in June. Hosted by Qinduo Xu, the program was part of the station’s flagship news chat show titled “Today on Beyond Beijing.” The discussion covered the general elections, prospects of the new government in Nigeria, election-related violence resulting in 800 deaths, prospects of the new cabinet concerning national reconciliation and development and their implications to other African countries. To listen or to download the broadcast go to http://english.cri.cn/8706/2011/06/06/2861s641238.htm .

J. Michael Adams, president, participated in the Annual College Presidents Roundtable: for Global Competition presented by COMMERCE magazine.

Minna Proctor, editor-in-chief, The Literary Review (Flor), and FDU students, participated in the Brooklyn Book Festival held in New York City on September 16 to promote and sell the latest issue of The Literary Review (“The Rat’s Nest”) and various back issues. The festival was attended by 35,000 people who had more than 250 tables of writers, publishers and magazines to choose from. Approximately one hundred people subscribed to The Literary’s Review’s online supplement Read More, which is a companion piece to the printed issues. The newest segment of Read More includes a poem by Weston Cutter, English, University of Saint Francis, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; four-time Pushcart Prize nominee; and winner, AWP Intro Journal Award. (http://www.theliteraryreview.org/WordPress/2011/09/23/read-more-4-weston-cutter).

Khyati Joshi, education (Metro), led a discussion about “iPad Productivity Apps” at the Metropolitan Campus as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology’s Faculty Professional Development Programs for fall 2011.

Patricia Melloy, cell biology (Flor), was reappointed as visiting research collaborator in the department of molecular biology at Princeton University for the 2011–2012 academic year. In July, she attended the opening-day orientation for Pre-Med at the Shore Program at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Courthouse, N.J., and met with Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO of Cape Regional Medical Center, and Jeffrey Tenner, program director. The program, which is a highly competitive, intensive program for undergraduates interested in medicine, was attended by FDU junior biology major Mary Rosell.

Govindasami Naadimuthu, operations management (Flor), wrote the peer-reviewed article “Fuzzy Mathematical Programming Approaches to Design Cell Formation in Cellular Manufacturing Systems,” published in Dharana - Bhavan’s International Journal of Business, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 3–10 (http://mpbim.com/dharana/dharana_2011.pdf).

In September, Benjamin Freer, psychology (Metro), co-presented “Deconstructing the Instruction of the Control of Variables Strategy: Key Components of Science Instruction” at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness in Washington, D.C. He co-wrote two articles: “Better Than Nothing Is Not Good Enough: Challenges to Introducing Evidence-based Approaches for Traumatized Populations,” in press with Health Policy, and “The Stories They Tell: Story Production Difficulties of Children with ADHD,” in press with School Psychology Review.

Peter Woolley, political science and executive director, PublicMind™, and Daniel Cassino, political science (both Flor), received a $21,000 grant from the New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety Administration to do a follow-up statewide survey on “Driver Behaviors and Policy Attitudes.”

Brenda Blackmon, BA’01 (Metro), FDU trustee, University College (Metro) and co-anchor of My9 WWOR-TV, moderated a question-and-answer session at the annual Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey Bruce G. Siminoff Legislative One-on-One Dinner.

Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory (Metro), presented three research papers — “Teaching Cell Phone Forensics and E-Learning”; “Teaching Digital Camera Forensics in a Virtual Reality Classroom”; and “E-Learning, Teaching Cell Phone Usage for Emergency Managers and First Responders” — at the 2011 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing held in Las Vegas, Nev., in July. His book, Tales of Cybercrime and Other Cyber Tales, which he wrote in response to requests from students, was published in August 2011 by AuthorHouse™, Bloomington, Ind. Doherty’s book uses an edutainment (entertainment-education) format first invented by Walt Disney.

Katherine Dunsmore, communication studies (Flor), was selected as a fellow for the CONNECT Seminar, a week-long program for American scholars with Canadian research interests funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in Ottawa, Canada, in July. The seminar included briefings by Canadian officials and scholars on a range of policy areas and visits to Parliament, the Supreme Court, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Libraries and Archives Canada and the National Gallery Canada.

Robert McGrath, psychology and director, PhD in clinical psychology (Metro), chaired two presentations at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) held in Washington, D.C., in August: “Integrated Primary Care — Educational Issues Across the Continuum” and “Models of Integrated Primary Care — Evolving Roles for Psychologists.” He also gave several presentations at the APA convention: “Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists — A State Legislative Update,” “Psychologists Who Prescribe in Primary Care — Clinical Experiences and Professional Challenges” and “Health Care Reform: What It Means for States.” McGrath co-wrote a review “Behavioral Healthcare in the Brave New Healthcare World,” for the book Understanding the Behavioral Healthcare Crisis: The Promise of Integrated Care and Diagnostic Reform, in press with PsycCRITIQUES — Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.

Peter Burkholder, medieval/ancient history (Flor), presented a paper on “An Angevin Castellany in Military Context: The Case of Durtal” at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies held in Michigan in May.

Orion Kidder, Core/English (Van), did a plenary presentation for the workshop Interdisciplinary Methodology: The Case of Comics Studies held at the University of Bern in Switzerland in October.

Katharine Loeb, psychology (Metro), co-wrote a chapter on “Classification of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Proposed Changes for DSM-5” for the book Developing and Evidence-based Classification of Eating Disorders: Scientific Findings for DSM-5. She presented on “Increasing Parenting Capacities in the Prevention and Treatment of Eating and Weight Disorders: New Models and Applications,” at the grand rounds presentation at the New York University Child Study Center in May. Loeb co-presented the following: “Increasing Parenting Capacities in Interventions for Pediatric Obesity: New Models and Applications,” at the Experimental Biology Conference in Washington, D.C., in April, and at the New York Obesity Research Center, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in May. She also co-presented “Family-based Treatment for Adolescent Eating Disorders: Real World Implementation, Beyond the Randomized Controlled Trial” at the Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders held in Miami, Fla.

Allen Cohen, music (Flor), was a judge in the orchestral conducting division of The American Prize music competition. He spoke on “The Golden Age of the Broadway Musical” at the Westfield (N.J.) Memorial Library in June.

Gloria Anderle, chemistry and chair, chemistry/pharmaceutical science (Flor), led an invited research seminar on “Insights into the Structure of Collagen II-like Peptides using Molecular Dynamic Simulations with Explicit Water” at the Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biochemistry Unit at Science Park in Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Christopher Caldiero and Kathleen Haspel, both communication studies (Flor), won top paper honors from the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) for their co-authored paper “BP’s ‘Voices from the Gulf’ and the Stories They Tell: A Case Study of Neo-PR.” They will present their paper at NCA’s annual convention in New Orleans, La., on November 18, 2011. Haspel also presented her research “Not Laughing and Crying Together in Talk about Death and Donation” and chaired a panel on “Laughter in Mediated Discourse” at the International Conference on Laughter and Humor in Interaction held in Emerson College, Boston, Mass., on June 24.

Steven Young, psychology (Metro), co-wrote two articles that are in press — “Priming Natural or Human-made Environments Directs Attention to Context-Congruent Threatening Stimuli,” for Cognition Emotion, and “Perception and Motivation in Face Recognition: A Critical Review of Theories of the Cross Race Effect,” in Personality and Social Psychology Review.

“Career Day,” a poem by Katie Singer, college writing (Flor), was published in the June issue of The Paterson Literary Review.

James Gifford, English and director, University Core and Global Scholars Programs (Van), co-organized the Multipolar Modernisms seminar and presented “Anarchist Surrealism: From Cairo to California” at the annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Buffalo, N.Y. In April, he presented “Late Modernist Philhellenism: Transplanting Poetic Modernisms Through Translation” at the annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Gifford wrote two articles: “A Report on the University in Canada,” for Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature, and “Anarchist Transformations of English Surrealism: The Villa Seurat Network,” in the Journal of Modern Literature.

Daniel Cassino, political science, director of outcomes assessment, Becton College, and director of experimental research for PublicMind™; Krista Jenkins, political science and PublicMind™ associate; and Peter Woolley, political science and executive director, PublicMind™ (all Flor), presented “Bias in Generic Legislative Ballot Questions: Building a Better House Election Forecast” at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research in Phoenix, Ariz., in May. Cassino also received a contract from Pearson Education for a new research methods book titled Social Science Research Methods by Example.

Judith Kaufman, psychology and director, PsyD and MA programs in school psychology (Metro), was elected to the board of directors of the American Board of School Psychology. She co-presented “Facilitating Transition to Adulthood: The College Campus” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association held in Washington, D.C. In August, Kaufman conducted an in-service training on Cultural Competence in Medical Practice for the department of podiatry of New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. She also led a discussion on “Creating a Positive Classroom Environment” for FDU faculty and held a workshop on “Developing Leadership Through Collaboration and Empowerment” for resident assistants, both at the Metropolitan Campus.

“Aglow —Under the Radar: Chojnowski,” a documentary film by Howard Libov, film/animation and assistant dean, Becton College (Flor), has been acquired for distribution by Filmmaker’s Library and Alexander Street Press Online. It has also been selected for screening at the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, Red Rocks Film Festival, Stony Brook Visual Arts Conference and Pennsylvania’s “Movies at the Mill.”

Rosina Cancellieri, retired, languages/Spanish (Ruth/Metro), celebrated her 100th birthday on September 23. Since August, she has been living with her daughter, Linda, at 8016 Candlewood Drive, Alexandria, Va 22706.

Craig Mourton, assistant campus provost (Metro), and William “Pat” Schuber, administrative science (Metro), are instructors for Leadership Teaneck, a leadership development/public policy seminar series co-sponsored by FDU and offered to Teaneck residents. The curriculum was developed by Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs, Petrocelli College, and director, administrative science (Metro), and former Teaneck, N.J., Mayor Jacqueline Kates.

Robert Houle, history (Flor), is the author of Making African Christianity: Africans Reimagining Their Faith in Colonial Southern Africa, published by Lehigh University Press, Bethlehem, Pa., on September 16.

“Interrogational Torture: Or How Good Guys Get Bad Information with Ugly Methods,” a paper by John Schiemann, political science (Flor), will be published as an exchange in the March 2012 issue of Political Research Quarterly.

Over the summer, David Landau, film/animation (Flor), was the lighting designer for productions of “Scapino” and “Molly Sweeney” held at the Lauren K. Woods Theatre in Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J. His play “Bullets for Broadway” is being published by Samuel French, Inc., a play-publishing company in New York City. At the University Film and Video Association conference in Boston, Mass., Landau presented a paper titled “They Don’t All Have to Be Directors”; ran the workshop “New Tools for Digital Story Makers — Sony’s Super 35 mm Cameras, DSLR Killers?”; and held a film screening for peer review of “The Cold Equations,” which was written, produced, directed and edited by recent FDU alumni and for which he served as director of photography. He also was director of photography on a festival dramatic short titled “Stable,” and on the promo for the Screen Actors Guild indie feature “Stray,” which was shot with an entire FDU crew as part of a student-faculty research project. Landau’s students made a behind-the-scenes documentary that is being used by Sony to promote its new PMW-F3 camera, which was used on the shoot. Another version of the behind-the-scenes documentary was made and will be used by the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences. Landau also worked as part of the lighting crew on television shows such as “Project Runway,” “Project Runway All Stars” and “Project Accessory.” Landau is president of Media Communications Association Professionals (MCA-I) New Jersey Chapter. At a chapter meeting held at the College at Florham in September, he introduced a 10-minute trailer of a feature film — shot using cameras loaned by Sony and ZGC, Inc. and produced with the help of FDU students.

Sorin Tuluca, finance (Flor), will be a program chair at the Second Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behaviour BizStrategy 2012 to be held from May 7–8, 2012, in Bali, Indonesia.

Bruce Peabody, political science; chair, social sciences/history; and director, Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (Flor), organized a scholarly symposium on judicial independence for the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts newsletter. Two of his articles were published: “Uncomfortable Fictions: Why ‘Zombie Lit’ Should Be on the President’s Reading List — and Yours,” in Magazine Americana; and “Studying Judicial Independence: Trends and Research Agendas,” in the Law and Courts Newsletter. Peabody participated in a roundtable discussion at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting and presented on “Fisher’s ‘Missing Matter:’ Constitutional Dialogues and the Role of the Courts,” at the “In Defense of the Constitution: The Life and Work of Louis Fisher” panel in Seattle, Wash. “Res Publica: Public Opinion, Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court’s 2010 Term” and “Polls, the Public and Popular Perspectives on Constitutional Issues,” articles Peabody co-wrote with Peter Woolley, political science and executive director, PublicMind™ (Flor), were accepted for publication by the Fordham Law Review.

In the News …

Joel Harmon, management and interim executive director, Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) (Flor), was interviewed for the Daily Record article “Solving Tomorrow’s Problems.” A photo with Harmon and Jeana Wirtenberg, director of external relations/services, ISE (Flor), of a check presentation from Jersey Central Power & Light’s contribution was published in Madison, Chatham This Week.

Marion McClary, biological sciences and co-director, natural sciences (Metro), was featured in the Teaneck Suburbanite article “Walk Along the River: Professor to Share Research on Barnacles” in September.

“A Call For Abe Lincoln,” a feature about Richard Fritzky, Petrocelli College (Metro), and his lecture on “Why We Need Our Greatest President as Much Today as We Did During the Great American Civil War” at the Sparta Historical Society was published in The Sparta Independent, The Township Journal, The Advertiser-News and The West Milford Messenger in September.

Michael Avaltroni, chemistry and associate dean, Medco School of Pharmacy (Flor), was interviewed for the article “Fairleigh Dickinson University: Students Get Taste of Chemical World at 2-week Summer Program,” published in the Chatham Courier and Florham Park Eagle.

Jamie Zibulsky, psychology (Metro), was quoted in the article “A Closer Look at Dyslexia,” published in The Parent Paper in October.

James Barrood, executive director, Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship (Flor), was quoted in two articles: “Is College Necessary for Young Entrepreneurs?” on businessonmain.msn.com and “NJ Business Advocates React to President Obama’s Jobs Plan,” in The Star-Ledger, both in September.

David Langford, director of athletics (Metro), was quoted in The Record article “Naimoli Funds FDU’s New Baseball Complex” in October.

Sorin Tuluca, finance (Flor), was interviewed for the article “Smarter Approach to a Career in Finance,” on MBAPrograms.org. He also was quoted in two articles about the quarterly consumer survey sponsored by the Silberman College of Business and conducted by PublicMind™: “Survey: Housing Values Continue to Batter Homeowners’ Wealth,” in NJBIZ, centraljersey.com and Daily Record; and “Majority of New Jersey Hurting Financially,” on newjerseynewsroom.com.

Barry Sheffield, assistant director of telecommunications and program director/operations manager, WFDU-FM (Metro), was interviewed for the article “ ‘On-the-job’ Training Gives Students Jump-start on Dream Careers,” for Next Up, a supplement to The Record and HeraldNews in October. A photo of Sheffield and Kenneth O’Boyle, University College (Metro), host of WFDU-FM’s “Let There Be Country” and FDU graduate student, appeared in the article.

Scott Behson, management (Metro), was quoted in the Home News article “Facebook Frustrates Some with Changes” in September.

In September, Peter Woolley political science and executive director, PublicMind™ (Flor), was quoted in several articles about various PublicMind polls: “Sports Betting Possible in New Jersey” (Las Vegas Review Journal); “Hurricane Irene Blows in Favorable Ratings for Chris Christie” (newjerseynewsroom.com); and “Poll: Gov. Chris Christie’s Approval Rating Increased Drastically Since May” (nj.com and FoxNews.com). He also was quoted in the following articles: “Japan’s Defense White Paper: Concerns Over China, U.S.” in Defense News; “N.J. Democrats Stick with Carl Lewis as Their Candidate for State Senate” on newsworks.org; “What Will Voters Do with Their Malaise?” on startribune.com; “NJ Gov. Christie, Dem Lawmakers Start Swinging as Campaign Season Gets Under Way” on NorthJersey.com, The Republic, CBS New York and New Jersey Herald.; and “N.J. Very Down on Obama and Mendez: For First Time, Poll Finds, More Voters Disapprove of President Than Approve” (newjerseynewsroom.com).

In Memoriam

Ann Lucas, emerita, management (Metro), died on September 30 at the age of 85. She joined FDU in 1959 as instructor of psychology. She had served as chair of the psychology department, was professor of psychology and professor of management, deputy chair of the management and marketing department and director of business professional development. She retired in 2001. In 2009, Lucas was inducted into Heritage Hall, Metropolitan Campus. She is survived by children, Mark, Kathleen and Paul; her brother, William Hannigan; her sister, Jeanne Ragno; her grandson, Peter Hassa, and his wife, Jenn; and great-grandsons, Logan and Conner.

Welcome

The University welcomes new full-time and part-time employees who joined FDU as of October 12, 2011.

Welcome to Michael Horowitz, assistant men’s lacrosse coach, athletics (Flor); Micheal Howard, assistant football coach, athletics (Flor); Marco Masucci, assistant women’s soccer coach, athletics (Metro); Shannon Padula, assistant softball coach, athletics (Flor); Chadwin Sandifer, assistant dean for student affairs/community relations, Medco School of Pharmacy (Flor); Kevin Stewart, officer, public safety (Flor); and Tatsuro Tanioka, assistant to the president, President’s Office (Metro).


College Happenings

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Theater Offerings

Performances of the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a Tony Award-winning musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, are being presented by the visual and performing arts department in Dreyfuss Theater, Dreyfuss Building, College at Florham, on the following days: on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 23, at 2:30 p.m. An 11 a.m. matinee for high school students will be held on Friday, October 21. The “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is directed and choreographed by Cindy Thole, dance, Montclair State University.

“Orpheus Descending,” one of Tennessee Williams lesser-known plays, will be presented on Thursday, November 17, through Saturday, November 20, at 8 p.m.; and on Sunday, November 21, at 2:30 p.m, in Dreyfuss Theater.

It follows the journey of young Val Xavier (Snakeskin), who lands in a small Southern Mississippi town looking for work only to find himself the center of sexual intrigue, gossip and violence. Full of Williams’ themes of sexual longings and unfulfilled dreams, “Orpheus Descending” will be directed by Stephen Hollis, theater and director, theater arts (Flor).

Tickets for the shows 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 email hollis@fdu.edu.

The musical “Gypsy” by Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne will be presented in the spring.

Travel Abroad — Italy, Vietnam and Cambodia

Study-abroad trips to Italy, Vietnam and Cambodia are being offered as part of courses available through the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences.

Students can spend a full term studying at the Universita’ Degli Studi di Bergamo in Italy where they can earn FDU credits in a variety of disciplines. Courses are taught in both English and Italian. All FDU scholarships and grants apply. For information contact Gloria Pastorino, Italian/French (Flor), at gpastor@fdu.edu.

During winter session, students taking the Pacific Worlds or Vietnam in Literature and Film course can spend a week in Vietnam and Cambodia (January 3–20, 2012) and add a one-credit travel component to their program. Students can also take a one-credit winter session course to join the trip. The group will be visiting five UNESCO World Heritage sites that include the Angkor Wat ruins in Cambodia and the Imperial “Forbidden City” in Vietnam. Airfare is priced separately. The land package of $2,400 includes all lodgings and transportation within Vietnam and Cambodia, meals, overnight cruise in Halong Bay, guides and entrance fees to museum and historical sites. For information contact Gary Darden, U.S. history (Flor), at darden@fdu.edu, and Gloria Pastorino at gpastor@fdu.edu.

Other Becton College Happenings

For information about other Becton College events — the Shakespeare Colloquium on Othello, chemistry seminars and Public Affairs Lecture series, go to http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/1109/happenings.html .

Silberman College of Business

New Jersey Consumer Attitudes — Outlook Grim

According to the quarterly consumer survey by Silberman College of Business and PublicMind™, New Jerseyans’ outlook on the housing market has soured, and they are feeling distinctly worse off financially. A majority of New Jerseyans (51 percent) say they are worse off financially than they were a year ago, a six-point increase since April of this year. About a quarter (26 percent) say they are about the same as a year ago, and about a quarter (23 percent) say they are better off.

People who own their house are more likely than renters to say they are worse off financially (53 percent–42 percent), and much less likely than renters to say they are better off (19 percent–35 percent). Looking at the year ahead, 38 percent say their financial well-being will improve, while half (49 percent) think they will be the same or worse off.

One reason for consumers’ grim outlook is housing prices. Half (49 percent) say they expect housing prices in their area to go down in the next 12 months. That is a significant turnaround from just six months ago, when the same percentage (49 percent) said they expected housing prices to rise, and only 30 percent said they thought housing would decline.

“If your house is a key component of your wealth and it goes down in value with no sign of improvement, you will have a bleak view of your financial future,” said Sorin Tuluca, finance (Flor). Moreover, one in five homeowners (19 percent) say their mortgage is more than the value of their house — an increase of five percentage points since April. “Many homeowners used the equity in their house as an ATM, and this is no longer possible,” said Tuluca. “Renters on the other hand relied mainly on their income, and thus their budget was more independent of real estate prices.”

For the full survey go to http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2011/grim/ .

Cognizant President Headlines CEO Innovation Lecture

Francisco D’Souza, president and CEO of Cognizant, a leading global provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, will deliver the 2011 CEO Innovation Lecture, on Friday, November 18, in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, College at Florham.

D’Souza’s leadership inspires more than 111,000 business and technology professionals who manage projects delivered from 40 countries. Since his promotion to CEO in 2007, company revenues have tripled to more than $4.5 billion, fueling Cognizant’s rise to the Fortune 500, where it debuted at number 484 earlier this year. In its first-ever appearance on the Barron’s 500 in May, Cognizant ranked 42nd among S&P 500 companies.

D’Souza was named one of the nation’s best CEOs in Institutional Investor’s 2011 and 2010 All-America Executive Team ranking. He also received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and serves on the boards of trustees for Carnegie Mellon University and The New York Hall of Science.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., with D’Souza’s presentation at 9 a.m. Preregistration by Monday, November 14, is required; cost is $75 per person. Admission is free for members of the FDU community. Seating is limited and registration is necessary. To register go to http://fduceo.eventbrite.com/ .

The CEO Innovation Lecture is co-sponsored by the Silberman College of Business and the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship. For more information go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=3996 .

Social Entrepreneurial Lecture

The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship is hosting a social entrepreneurial lecture by J. Wesley Simms, executive director of GlassRoots, on Wednesday, November 9, at 7 p.m., in Room 2137, Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus.

GlassRoots is a nonprofit group that provides the youth of Newark, N.J., with a unique opportunity to develop their minds and their confidence through the creation of glass art.

The event is free and open to the public. For information call Gabrielle Zuccaro, administrative assistant, Rothman Institute (Flor), at 973-443-8842.

Seminar on ‘Upcycling’

Andrew Sell, chief hipcycler, Hipcycle LLC, is the featured speaker in the breakfast seminar “Upcycling: Growing and Profiting an Emerging, Sustainable Industry” on Friday, October 21, 7:30–9:30 a.m., in Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall, College at Florham. The breakfast seminar series is sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise/Center for Human Resource Management Studies (ISE/CHRMS).

Sell will cover topics such as the concept of upcycling, marketing upcycled products to consumers; turning trash into valuable products; and upcycling’s implications for companies, entrepreneurs, consumers and marketers.

Upcoming seminars will discuss “Talent Management: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage by Selecting, Developing and Promoting the Best People,” on Friday, November 18, and “Shifting the Gears of Business Planning to a Trans-Disciplinary, Next-century Focused Approach,” on Friday, December 16.

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 Contining Studies

Fritzky Benefit Sports Dinner to Feature New York Giants

Fairleigh Dickinson University and representatives of each of the New York Giants Super Bowl championship teams are organizing a dinner on behalf of Richard Fritzky, Petrocelli College (Metro), at the Rothman Center, Metropolitan Campus, on Monday, November 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be an autograph session, a silent auction, a live auction and photo opportunities with the players. More than 20 Giants have volunteered their time for this event. The band The Upsiders will entertain attendees with music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.

Fritzky, an adjunct faculty member at FDU for 30 years, father of 12 children, 20-year president of the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce and editor of Meadowlands USA, contracted a rare form of meningitis in 2005. Months of coma, strokes, amputations, 22 operations and kidney failure never shook his family’s resolve,” said Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor). Fritzky was hospitalized for 441 days and lost both feet, both legs and all but the stump of half of one finger. He miraculously survived and is at home teaching online courses for FDU and still serving as editor of Meadowlands USA. “He continues to have many health challenges, but his courage and spirit are a remarkable testimony to the human will to survive,” Vehrkens added.

FDU organized a benefit in July 2006 that involved a softball game between members of the 1986 and 1991 Super Bowl champion Giants and The King and His Court. This event raised more than $15,000 for the “Friends of Rich Fritzky” trust fund. During the fall of 2008, fall of 2009 and the fall of 2010, benefit sports dinners raised more than $78,000.

Deadline for reservations for this benefit is Tuesday, November 1. Tickets are $60 per person. A table of 10 may be purchased for $500, and a table of 10 with a player or retired player will be $750. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of Rich Fritzky” and mailed to: Denise Wisniewski, assistant to the dean/budget manager, Petrocelli College (Metro), at Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1000 River Road, H-DH1-02, Teaneck, N.J. 07666.

9/11 Remembered

A walk, a concert and a survivor discussion commemorated 9/11 on the Metropolitan Campus.

‘A Journey for 9/11’

On October 2, the University sponsored the third annual Ceremonial Walk, “Giant Steps for 9/11.” In 2007–2008, George Martin, former team captain of the New York Giants 1986 Super Bowl championship team, FDU alumnus BA’87 (Ruth), two-term FDU trustee and president 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.

The first Ceremonial Walk had 150 participants and the second had 300. This year, 350 individuals walked 10 miles from the George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee, N.J., to Hackensack University Medical Center, another sponsor, and then to FDU’s Metropolitan Campus. Two hundred and fifty 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®, Puerta al Futuro® and Enhanced Freshmen Experience Programs included Metropolitan Campus faculty and staff Catherine Acosta, psychology; Fernando Alonso, business and director, Puerta al Futuro® and Latino Promise Programs; Marina Collado, business and assistant director, Puerta al Futuro®; Laris Mojica Mateo, Latino transition specialist, Latino Promise Program; Franklin Montero, business and assistant director, Latino Promise Program; Irene Oujo, communications/English and assistant director, Latino Promise Program; Jadihel Rodriguez, business and assistant director, Latino Promise Program; William “Pat” Schuber, administrative science; Thomas Swanzey, English and associate dean, Petrocelli College; Joseph Thomas, director of Web/instructional technology/online learning, Petrocelli College; and Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College. Approximately $30,000 was raised this year. Another walk will be scheduled next year.

9/11 Concert

On September 9, 2011, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Petrocelli College and the FDU community welcomed the West Yorkshire Police Brass Band and a hundred British police officers for a concert meant to heal and bring everyone together. As a member of a team called ABLE3-the American British Law Enforcement Education Exchange, former Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire, Petrocelli College (Metro), and Louis DiGeronimo of Fair Lawn, coordinated the memorial event. McGuire emceed the event and worked with Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs, Petrocelli College, and director, administrative science (Metro), to create the program. Hundreds came to Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus, to experience the concert amid the sorrowful moments that featured several special guests including New York Police Department and Port Authority officers who survived. “Once again, FDU demonstrated its embrace of community and illustrated global support that will linger in the minds of those who attended for years to come,” said Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor).

For a video coverage of the event from the Teaneck Patch go to http://teaneck.patch.com/articles/video-british-police-band-performs-at-fdu . To learn more about the band go to http://www.westyorkshirepoliceband.org.uk/index.html .

9/11 Survivor

FDU’s Latino Promise Program welcomed Port Authority Police Department Officer (Ret.) Will Jimeno to the Metropolitan Campus on September 28. Jimeno spoke about his experience as one of the last individuals to be rescued from the World Trade Center on September 11. Buried under debris for hours, he described his harrowing ordeal, as depicted in the Oliver Stone film “World Trade Center,” and how it changed his life.

“At Latino Promise, we encourage our students to emulate service-minded Hispanics like Will Jimeno,” said Fernando Alonso, business and director, Puerta al Futuro® and Latino Promise programs (Metro). “Leadership and volunteerism, qualities clearly portrayed by this hero, are just two of the values our program teaches.”

Chinese Group Visits

Aixa Ritz, hotel/restaurant/tourism management (Metro), hosted the Shandong Tourism Delegation group when its members visited the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Metropolitan Campus, on September 2.

The group, from the Shandong Province of China, is interested in sending students to America to study hospitality.

In addition to meeting with Ritz, the group also met with Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor), and Richard Wisch, hospitality/tourism management; and associate dean/director, international hospitality/tourism management (Metro/Flor).

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies

‘Common Threads’ Exhibit

The exhibit “Common Threads,” art about clothes, is ongoing at the University College Gallery, Room 11, University Hall, Metropolitan Campus, through Friday, November 18. The exhibit features works by artists Jon Coffelt, Brunilda Mumajesi, Marya and Meridith McNeal. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information call 201-692-2801.

Metro Writing Studio Turns Five

The Metro Writing Studio celebrated its fifth anniversary on September 19. The writing studio, which is located on the second floor of the Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus, offers various writing workshops and holds Casual Conversation Workshops for Non-Native Speakers of English. Janet Boyd, English composition (Metro), is coordinator of the Metro Writing Studio. For information about the writing studio’s workshops go to http://ucoll.fdu.edu/metro .

Other University College Events

For information about ongoing University College events — biology seminars and Metro Writing Studio workshops — and the upcoming Project Pride event on Thursday, October 20, go to http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/1109/happenings.html .

Captions:

Among those who joined this year’s walk are, from left, Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor); Joseph Thomas, director of Web/instrutional technology/online learning and director, Korean studies program, Petrocelli College (Metro); George Martin II; George Martin, BA’87 (Ruth), former team captain of the New York Giants 1986 Super Bowl championship team, two-term FDU trustee and president and executive director of the NFL Alumni Association; William “Pat” Schuber, administrative science (Metro); Kenneth Vehrkens, Petrocelli College (Metro); and Perry Williams, former member of the New York Giants and FDU alumnus, BA’87 (Ruth).

Will Jimeno, center (in blue shirt) 9/11 survivor and retired Port Authority officer, with Petrocelli College staff and faculty (all Metro), from left, Laris Mojica Mateo, Latino Promise transition specialist; Francisco Parra, business and assistant director, Latino Promise Program; Alexandra Acosta, Latino Promise transition specialist; Fernando Alonso, business and director, Puerta al Futuro® and Latino Promise programs; Maria Irene Oujo, communications/English; Erika Oliveros, Latino Promise transition specialist; Catherine Acosta, psychology; and Jadihel Rodriguez, senior lecturer, business.

From left are Yu Weijie, director of Weifang Municipal Tourism Administration; Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, Petrocelli College; and Richard Wisch, associate dean/director, international hospitality/tourism management.

Left photo: Janet Boyd, English composition and coordinator of the Metro Writing Studio (Metro), cuts the cake.

Center photo: Enjoying the festivities are, from left, Patricia Reineke, nursing; Elizabeth Parietti, nursing and associate director, graduate nursing programs; and Janet Boyd, English composition and coordinator of the Metro Writing Studio (all Metro).

Right photo: Paul Caruso, tutor, Metro Writing Studio (Metro).


Spotlight — Koeneke, Mosca, Mullany, Verem

Delicia Koeneke

Senior Lecturer of Spanish
College at Florham

How long have you been at FDU?

Since 2005.

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

The Dalai Lama, because of his positivism of life, and Jimmy Carter, whose involvement in the organization Habitat for Humanity benefits the population in need.

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

The film “The Conspirator” because it talks about the precedent of the corruption in government we see today.

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

… philosophy and Chinese and Arabic languages.

My first job was …

… working at my family business.

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

… Greek yogurt, milk, cheese, vegetables, meats, fruits.

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

… am Mexican of Italian and French descent.

My biggest challenge is …

… to stay healthy.

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 veterinarian, and I do not like politics.

Andrea Mosca

Assistant Director, Center for Academic Student Services
Metropolitan Campus

How long have you been at FDU?

A little more than six years.

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

Richard Gere. I have always had a crush on him.

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

What to Expect the Toddler Years, by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway. It’s amazing how your interest changes when you have children. I would definitely recommend it for those who are new to the parenting world.

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

… sign language; I envy those who can speak sign language.

My first job was …

… a camp counselor; I enjoyed every minute of it.

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

… half and half.

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

… never liked going to school when I was growing up. It took me a long time to figure that out. When I found something I was interested in I would feel differently. I enjoy working with college students every day, watching them discover their interests and seeing where it takes them.

My biggest challenge is ...

… working full-time and raising my two sons. I wouldn’t trade either; it makes me a stronger person every day.

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 graphic designer, because I love being creative! I want nothing to do with sales.

Peter Mullany

Professor of English
Metropolitan Campus

How long have you been at FDU?

Forty-one years.

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

Bill Clinton. He was a good president and has since been a global ambassador helping the poor and winning admiration for his country from others.

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

Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin, a National Book Award winner. I recommend it because of its interweaving of narratives centered around Philippe Petit’s high-wire walk between the two World Trade Center buildings in 1974.

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

… Italian (because my daughter speaks it fluently).

My first job was …

… teaching.

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

… milk. (Boring, no?)

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

… have an interest in Irish culture.

My biggest challenge is ...

… deciding how long I continue before retiring.

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 working in the legal profession, and I would not want to work in the medical field.

Jasmin “Jas” Verem

Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life
College at Florham

How long have you been at FDU?

Nine months.

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

As a history and World War II buff, I would have loved to have an opportunity to sit down and talk with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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

I have not seen any movies or read any books in a while, but the last one I enjoyed watching was “The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo” (original movie). It was a great adaption of the book, and I am curious to see how it compares with the Hollywood adaptation.

Something I’ve always wanted to learn is …

… to play an instrument.

My first job was …

… a student public-safety escort.

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

… cheese.

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

… am a huge sports fan. I will play and/or watch any sport.

My biggest challenge is …

… finding enough time to do everything that needs to done.

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 diplomat or a professional athlete, and I would not want to be in the performing arts.


This & That

• The newest quarterly issue of The Literary Review, FDU’s internationally known journal of literature, is now available for sale at its website, http://theliteraryreview.org . The theme, “The Rat’s Nest,” uses poetry, fiction, essays and interviews to explore the advantages, complications and outcomes of collaboration. The issue also features a poem collaborated on by 18 poets.

“Tales of Mystery and Suspense,” an evening of frights and fun for all ages, will be presented by the University Players, the student theater group on the Metropolitan Campus, on Monday, October 31, at 8 p.m., at the Russell H. Ratsch Experimental Theater, Lower Level, University Hall, Metropolitan Campus. It will be directed by James Rana, University College (Metro). The event is free and open to the public. For information email athosvar@yahoo.com.

• The University Players, the student theater group on the Metropolitan Campus, will present “The Skin of Our Teeth,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder, Thursday, November 17, to Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m., at the Russell H. Ratsch Experimental Theatre, Lower Level, University Hall, Metropolitan Campus. This satiric fantasy follows the Antrobus family down through the ages — surviving flood, fire, pestilence, earthquake, climate change, wars and depressions — in a vividly theatrical testament of faith in humanity. Directors are James Rana, University College (Metro), and Ellen Spaldo, English, director of college writing and University Players faculty adviser (Metro). Ticket prices are $10 for the public and $5 for senior citizens, children and FDU faculty, staff and students. For information email athosvar@yahoo.com or call 201-692-7155.

Adult and Graduate Open Houses are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, in Hennessy Hall, College at Florham, and on Thursday, October 27, in Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus. Faculty from all major programs and staff members from various departments such as admissions, financial aid, enrollment services, career services and veterans services will be available to meet with students. Also included will be information about the MBA, executive MBA and MS programs in the Silberman College of Business. Adult students may contact Anita Rivers, director of adult/part-time admissions (Metro), at 201-692-2551 or email achieve@fdu.edu. For information on graduate studies call 201-692-2554 (Metropolitan Campus), 973-443-8905 (College at Florham), email grad@fdu.edu or go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=5165 .

Open Houses for undergraduate students and transfer students will be held on Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m., at the Ferguson Recreation Center, College at Florham, and on Sunday, November 13, 10 a.m., at the Rothman Center, Metropolitan Campus. For registration and information call 1-800-338-8803, email admissions@fdu.edu or go to http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=365 .

• During Discover Your Major Days, prospective students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, meet with faculty and talk with other students. The scheduled dates at the College at Florham are: studio arts, film, animation and computer graphic design on Wednesday, October 26; theater on Friday, October 28; chemistry on Thursday, November 3; hotel and restaurant management on Tuesday, November 8; business, computer science, creative writing, literature and modern languages on Friday, November 11; education on Monday, November 14; and criminology and political science on Wednesday, December 7. For information on venue and time contact Joanne Chirico, visit center coordinator (Flor), at 973-443-8900 or joanne_chirico@fdu.edu. At the Metropolitan Campus scheduled dates are: criminal justice and communication on Wednesday, November 2; business, hotel and restaurant management and natural sciences on Friday, November 4; computer sciences, engineering and mathematics on Sunday, November 6; education on Monday, November 7; sports administration, interdisciplinary studies and English language and literature on Wednesday, November 9; psychology on Thursday, November 10; and art on Wednesday, November 16. Except for the computer sciences and engineering event, which will be held in the lobby of Muscarelle Center, all the other events will be held in the lobby of Dickinson Hall. For information contact Lorena Williams, visit center coordinator (Metro), at 201-692-7308 or email lorena_williams@fdu.edu.


Photo Stories

Leadership and Success Challenges Explored

Alton Brown, expert food commentator, Food Network host, author and participant in the National Society of Leadership & Success speaker series, and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker appeared at the Metropolitan Campus and College at Florham in October.

Brown’s presentation was broadcast live from the Metropolitan Campus as part of the National Society of Leadership & Success speaker series. He spoke on “A Few of the Secrets of My Semi-moderate Success.” Brown is an expert food commentator on “Iron Chef America” and host of the Food Network shows “Good Eats” and “The Next Iron Chef America.” He also is the author of the best-selling cooking how-to books, the latest of which is Good Eats 3: The Later Years.

The event was sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker spoke on “Current Leadership Challenges in Public Administration and Education” at the College at Florham. He is currently in his second term as mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city. Booker has been tackling significant challenges with innovation, new coalitions and creative public/private partnerships.

Booker’s political career began in 1998, rising to prominence as Newark’s Central Ward councilman for four years. He has been recognized in numerous magazines and media outlets, including being named to the 2011 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The event was co-sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies and the Alumni Association Board of Governors.

Captions:

Left photo: Michele Vaccaro, left, special assistant to the provost (Metro), had her book signed by Alton Brown.

Right photo: Alton Brown, second from left, with Metropolitan Campus staff, from left, Jessica Harris, director of student life; Craig Mourton, assistant campus provost; and Kristen Kobylenski, assistant director of student life.

Left photo: Mayor Cory Booker with, from left, Ariel “AJ” Luna, director, veterans services (Metro), and Orley Pacheco, veteran and FDU student.

Right photo: Mayor Cory Booker with Metropolitan Campus faculty and staff, from left, Russell Robinson, administrative assistant, administrative science; Willam Roberts, social science and director, Public Administration Institute; and Chimezie Ozurumba, public administration.

Study-abroad Fairs

Study-abroad fairs, held on both New Jersey campuses in October, supplied information to students for the global opportunities outside the United States. Faculty and staff were available to offer information.

Metropolitan Campus

Caption:

At the Metropolitan Campus, information on upcoming study-abroad trips were provided by, from left, Marion McClary, biological sciences and co-director, natural sciences; Lisetty Nigrinis, assistant director for global partnerships and director, American Language and Culture Program; Anne Miksza, program specialist, global learning (Metro); Brian Swanzey, director of Wroxton Study Abroad, international education (Metro/Flor); Ellen Spaldo, English and director of writing; and Irwin Isquith, biological sciences.

College at Florham

Caption:

Students at the College at Florham were assisted by, from left, Janet O’Neil, computer graphic design (Flor); Ellen Spaldo, English and director of writing (Metro); Gloria Pastorino, Italian/French (Flor); and Anne Miksza, program specialist, global learning (Metro).

Thrive 365 — Wellness Fair

Thrive 365 — The 2011 Wellness Fair was held at the Metropolitan Campus on October 4. The annual event, co-sponsored by the campus’s Wellness Committee and the Threat Assessment/Behavioral Intervention Team, featured booths, exhibits and information tables that disseminated information on physical health, mental-health issues, financial wellness, spirituality, academic wellness, campus safety themes, global and environmental wellness and self care/personal care. Members of the campus community also enjoyed free flu shots, health screenings, food samples and chair massages.

Captions:

Among those who manned the information tables were, from left, Carol Brown Taylor, staff nurse, student health services, and Elizabeth Drywa, student health services, who were helping with people sign up for flu shots; MaryAnn Sena, periodicals coordinator, and Deborah Daniele, circulation coordinator, both Giovatto Library; and Lissette Garcia, associate director, Educational Opportunity Fund, and staff partner/adviser, Relay for Life; and Michele Vaccaro, special assistant to campus provost, who were promoting the campus’s Relay for Life event.

Other faculty and staff members who were at the wellness fair were, from left, Sylvia Colon Cabassa, nursing, at the Green Team table; graduate assistants Brittney Maxwell and Angelica Richardson and Darren Jones, assistant director, student life; and Kathleen Azzaro, psychological counselor/substance abuse educator, student counseling/psychological services, and David Mednick, co-director of counseling, student counseling/psychological services.

Welcome Back Barbecue

The College at Florham community celebrated the start of a new school year with a barbecue in September at the Italian Gardens outside Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall.

Captions:

Among those who enjoyed the College at Florham festivities were, from left, Elizabeth Feeley, physical education; chair, physical education; and associate dean of student services, Becton College; Patricia Geehr, director, Academic Support Center; William Moore, dean, Silberman College (Metro/Flor); Jason Myers, professional tutor, Educational Opportunity Fund; Michael Duffy, assistant director, Academic Support Center; and Lauren Mazur, professional tutor, Academic Support Center.

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