Please join us during September for a month-long series of events
celebrating the Inauguration of Dr. Sue Henderson as NJCU’s twelfth president.
Highlighting areas of excellence at the University, the schedule includes exhibits, concerts, athletics events, lectures, receptions, a walking tour, and a day of service. The President’s Reception and Dinner will be held Thursday, September 19 and the Inauguration Ceremony will be held Friday, September 20 in Margaret Williams Theatre. A spectacular Inauguration Jazz Concert on the Jersey City waterfront will conclude the official program that evening.
You are welcome to join the NJCU community for any or all of the events. Please consult this calendar for details.
Please select date for event information.
Wednesday, September 11
Thursday, September 12
Saturday, September 14
Monday, September 16
Tuesday, September 17
Wednesday, September 18
Thursday, September 19
Friday, September 20
Saturday, September 21
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
“Rome Study Abroad” Lecture/Presentation, 1:00 p.m.,
Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Room 129
NJCU students, Dr. Max Herman, an NJCU assistant professor of sociology; and Vera Dika, an assistant professor of media arts, will discuss their spring trip to Rome.
NJCU Men’s Soccer vs. Baruch College, 4:00 p.m., Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field, Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex, Newark Bay/Route 440 South
NJCU Women’s Volleyball vs. Cedar Crest College, 5:00 p.m.; College of Staten Island, 9:00 p.m., John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center
Club Day: "The Dean Presents: Meet the Knights”, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., John Raines Memorial Plaza
NJCU Student Government Organization-affiliated student clubs and organizations, as well as members of the Greek Senate (sororities and fraternities), will sponsor tables to solicit student membership and encourage students to become involved in extra-curricular activities and major-related organizations.
NJCU Men’s Soccer Alumni Game, 10:00 a.m., Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field, Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex, Newark Bay/Route 440 South
“Out of the Shadows” Opening Reception, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m., Michael B. Gilligan Student Union Gallery (Room 102)
“Out of the Shadows,” an installation created by students from NJCU’s Student Government Organization, Federacion de Estudiantes Latino Americanos, and Council on Hispanic Affairs and curated by Hugo Morales, NJCU interim director of marketing, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, acknowledges today’s reality for the undocumented. Since President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive order allowing young undocumented people to work legally in the United States, hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants have been granted temporary legal presence, stepping “out of the shadows” every day in the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Beneficiaries. While many seek to step “out of the shadows,” they remain vulnerable, at risk, and have no opportunity to receive in-state tuition or federal or state financial aid. Many cannot come “out of the shadows,” remaining fearful, marginalized, voiceless, and in limbo. Gallery hours for “Out of the Shadows,” which will be exhibited through Tuesday, October 15, are 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Virtual Blog on Privacy (Monday, September 16—Friday, September 20)
Organized by Dr. Louise Stanton, an NJCU assistant professor and chair of political science, in recognition of “Constitution Day 2013,” this virtual blog will provide a forum for discussing privacy. Recommended for discussion is “Right of Privacy,” a two-page essay by Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis. To join the blog contact Dr. Stanton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“What, No Privacy?” Talk, 9:00 a.m., Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Room 317
One of three programs presented by NJCU in celebration of “Constitution Day 2013,” this talk about the lack of express provisions or protections in the Constitution for privacy will be presented by Karen DeSoto, an NJCU visiting professor of political science.
“Got Privacy?” Sessions, 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., Professional Studies Building, Lab D
Presented by NJCU in celebration of “Constitution Day 2013,” these 45-minute sessions will be conducted by Dr. Joseph Moskowitz, an NJCU professor of political science, and will explore the digital footprint left by students when they engage with social media.
“Sustainability: Global Issues – Local Consequences” Panel Discussion, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Hepburn Hall, Room 202
This panel will focus on global sustainability issues and their environmental, social, and political consequences at local scales, especially in New Jersey and New York urban settings. Special emphasis will be given to global climate changes. Speakers will include Dr. Nurdan Duzgoren-Aydin, an NJCU associate professor of geoscience and geography who will introduce key aspects of environmental sustainability and present how global climate change may impact human health; Dr. Louise Stanton, an NJCU assistant professor of political science, who will speak on political aspects of global climate change; and Dr. Max Herman, an NJCU assistant professor of sociology who will present a case study on sustainable urban environments. A discussion about sustainability at NJCU will follow.
“A Transformative Experience: The Graduate Assistant’s Higher Education Milestones” Presentation and Panel Discussion, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Room 312
“A Transformative Experience: The Graduate Assistant’s Higher Education Milestones” will provide information about the transition from undergraduate to graduate studies, covering the challenges as well as the rewards. Panelists will include both NJCU alumni and current graduate assistants. Panel moderator will be Dr. Pargellan McCall, an NJCU professor emeritus of multicultural education.
“At the Core of the Common Core: What Educators and the Community Need to Know” Workshop, 4:00 p.m., Vodra Hall, Conference Room D
This workshop will provide an overview of the nationwide Common Core State Standards and how they will impact classroom teaching. The workshop is critical for all educators and the community because of the standards’ focus on readiness for college and careers. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Allan A. De Fina, dean of NJCU’s Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education. Dr. De Fina serves on a state and national committee tasked with implementing the standards and developing appropriate assessments to measure student growth.
“New Masters: Selected Works from NJCU Graduate Art Students” Opening Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
“New Masters: Selected Works from NJCU Graduate Art Students” will feature works by Steadman Channer, Laura Cuervo-Prado, Guy-Serge Emmanuel, Darren Fisher, Tara Lamourt, Dan Loh, Jennifer Park, Kirsten Sejda, Jeremy Smith, Sergio Villamizar, and Juan Zapateiro. Gallery hours for the exhibit, which will be shown through Tuesday, October 1, are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment.
Green and Gold Days BBQ, Fundraiser and Student Affairs' Open House, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., John Raines Memorial Plaza
A Green and Gold Days BBQ will benefit the Henderson Inaugural Scholarship; chances for gift baskets will also be sold to raise funds for the Scholarship. BBQ admission is $5 for faculty and staff and $3 for students. All tickets will be sold in advance at the University Service Center; tickets will be available September 3-18. At least two Henderson Inaugural Scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who submit a completed application, an essay, and one recommendation from a faculty or professional staff member.
“Emergence: B.F.A. Student Exhibit” Opening Reception, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m., Visual Arts Building Gallery
“Emergence,” an exhibit by NJCU B.F.A. students, will feature paintings by Elizabeth Harney and Jennifer Vazquez; prints by Saira Anum and Phil D’Martino; photographs by Leona Strassburg-Steiner, Gabriella Chavez, and Michael Molina; illustrations by Maha Attia, Kasey Balla, and Narciso Espiritu, Jr.; sculpture and ceramics by Melida Rodas and Robert Lach; and jewelry by Julie Boland, John Krawiec, and Marla Pazmino. Gallery hours for the exhibit, which will be shown through Tuesday, October 1, are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment.
Campus Without Borders: Love Songs Concert, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Ingalls Recital Hall of Rossey Hall.
Love Songs will feature selections ranging from Franz Liszt and Johann Strauss to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Schwartz.
“Transformation: Art Faculty Exhibition” Opening Reception, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Round Table
“Transformation: Art Faculty Exhibition” will be shown throughout the full 2013-2014 academic year.
Inauguration Dinner and Reception, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Multipurpose Room, $75.
Please call (201)200-3196 for tickets.
I hope you will be able to attend the inauguration of Dr. Sue Henderson as the twelfth president of NJCU on Friday, September 20 in Margaret Williams Theatre of Hepburn Hall. However, if you are unable to join us in-person, you may view the entire ceremony, which will be web streamed live beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The live stream will be accessible at ustream.tv/channel/njcu-events. Anyone who needs help with the live stream process, may visit ustream.zendesk.com/forums/20634493-Viewing.
Please enjoy this wonderful ceremony that celebrates a new chapter in NJCU history.
10:00 a.m., Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, Margaret Williams Theatre of Hepburn Hall
12:30 – 2:30 p.m., All-Campus Inaugural Reception, John Raines Memorial Plaza
1:30 – 3:00 p.m., “Transforming Lives” Alumni Panel, Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Room 129
Five past presidents of the NJCU Student Government Organization will share their experiences and offer advice and commentary about the role NJCU played in “transforming their lives.”
“A celebration of NJCU” Walking Tour, 2:30 p.m.
“A celebration of NJCU” Walking Tour will begin on campus with visits to various buildings that will include information about NJCU and New Jersey history. The tour will be led by Anthony Surratt, NJCU associate director of undergraduate admissions, and will conclude at the University’s John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center before continuing off-campus with Dr. Timothy White, an NJCU assistant professor of history who will lead the group to the light rail and then on a tour of downtown Jersey City. The tour will end at Exchange Place, the location of NJCU’s Inauguration Concert.
|"Six Decades of Jazz at NJCU," 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., J. Owen Grundy Pier, Exchange Place, Jersey City
Acclaimed trumpeter Jon Faddis will perform with the New Jersey City University Alumni Jazz Big Band in “Six Decades of Jazz at NJCU,” a free concert series launched in celebration of the inauguration of Dr. Sue Henderson as the twelfth president of the University. “Six Decades of Jazz at NJCU” will feature the NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band, which is comprised of NJCU alumni from the past six decades, under the direction of longtime faculty member Richard Lowenthal, an NJCU professor of music, dance, and theatre. The program of classic jazz arrangements will include works by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, and Buddy Rich.
Knights' Day of Service, 9:00 a.m., Three Hudson County Parks: Washington Park, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park West, and Liberty State Park
In honor of the inauguration of NJCU’s President, students, faculty, and staff will participate in landscaping and planting activities at three Hudson County Parks, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and help rebuild trails damaged by Superstorm Sandy at Liberty State Park, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
NJCU Men’s Golf at NJCU Fall Invitational, 12:00 p.m., Galloping Hill Golf Course; 3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth
"Blending Styles: A New Era of Musical Creativity" Lecture, 4:00 p.m., Hepburn Hall, Room 202
Dr. Amparo Fabra, an NJCU assistant professor of music, will discuss how hybridization seems to be a relevant trend across various musical styles, ranging from classical to pop, since the early 1960s. Today, the blending of different traits remains the most prominent characteristic of many groups and composers. This tendency of mixing rhythms, melodies, or harmonies from different backgrounds is the result of a plural, multicultural society that stimulates the artist’s creativity and becomes a source of inspiration for creating a new product that combines a multiplicity of influences.
NJCU Women’s Volleyball vs. Montclair State University, 7:00 p.m., John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center, arena
"Transforming Lives: Working Towards Justice," 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Ingalls Recital Hall
North Bergen Police Chief Robert Dowd ’11, M.S. ’13 will talk about his experiences as a student in the University’s criminal justice program, his research and work on anti-bullying programs, and how his studies at NJCU have helped him to become a progressive and active police chief. The evening program will also feature graduate students who will present their current grant proposals. These proposals have the potential for transforming the lives of many marginalized individuals by providing some hope and justice in creative and aggressive ways.
NJCU Men’s Soccer vs. Ramapo College, 4:00 p.m., Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field, Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex, Newark Bay/Route 440 South
School of Business for the 21st Century, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Hepburn Hall, Room 202
This reception will feature a brief presentation about NJCU’s School of Business; exhibit stations showcasing the School’s successes, including the entrepreneurial program and the ACBSP accreditation, SIM group, and AMA awards; and refreshments.
Meet the Greeks, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Multipurpose Room B
All of the currently active Greek sororities and fraternities will sponsor tables to distribute information about their organizations and to solicit student members.
“Tres Vidas” Theatre Work, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Multipurpose Room
“Tres Vidas” is a chamber music theatre work for a singing actress and trio (cello, piano, and percussion) based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador, and Argentina; vocal and instrumental tangos by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla; and new music by Osvaldo Golijov, Orlando Garcia, Pablo Ortiz, and Manuel DeMurga. The theatrical production is one of several campus programs that will open the University’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Stroll Competition, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Michael B. Gilligan Student Union, Multipurpose Room B
Fraternities and sororities from NJCU and neighboring colleges and universities will perform dance routines for prizes.
Tour of Liberty Island by a National Park Service Ranger, 11:00 a.m., Liberty Island, Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
Those wishing to take this ranger-led tour will travel on their own to Liberty Island but will have the cost of ferry transportation from Liberty State Park to Liberty Island waived. Pre-registration is required. To register email Damaris Castillo at email@example.com.