News & Notes
Cali School of Music Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, friends and community members are invited to attend the Cali School of Music ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 20, 11 a.m - noon in the new lobby.
An MSU student brass ensemble will herald the beginning of the ribbon cutting. President Susan A. Cole will introduce the honored guests and invite them to cut the ribbon. The brass ensemble will perform a fanfare and the program will conclude. Guests are invited to stay for the Sacher Lecture at 1 p.m.
There are a number of other events hosted by the faculty and students of the John J. Cali School of Music this month including a distinguished faculty recital at the Cathedral Basilica of Newark, an alumni recital honoring emeriti faculty and an open rehearsal of Verdi's Requiem with guest conductor, Joseph Flummerfelt (see When & Where for details on Chorale performance). For information on these events, contact Keith Wiggs at 973-655-3443 or email@example.com.
Alumni Continue to Share Their News
Just a few months ago, the Office of Alumni Relations launched its Alumni Class Notes Online, and alumni have responded by posting their news and sending word of their latest accomplishments.
One alumnus who reached out was Steve Pepe '65. He recently published his first book, Clos Pepe: A Vigneron's Quest for Great Dirt, about his journey from successful attorney and home winemaker to founder and owner of Close Pepe Vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills on California’s Central Coast. As a young man, he was influenced by his immigrant Italian grandparents’ home winemaking in New Jersey.
Pepe founded his business after 35 years as a partner at the international law firm of O'Melveny and Myers. His memoir follows the Clos Pepe story from Long Beach to Lompoc, from backyard Cabernet Franc to world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
To read an excerpt and order the book or to read more about Pepe, go to www.closepepe.com.
If you have news you'd like to share with your classmates or if you'd like to see what some of your friends have been up to, click here.
Alumni Receptions to be Held in Arizona
Alumni in Arizona are invited to receptions to meet old friends, make new ones and celebrate the success of Montclair State.
On Sat., January 9, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., alumni will meet at El Charro Restaurant
311 N. Court Ave, Tucson, 520-622-1922 or Sun., Jan. 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Mi Amigo’s Mexican Grill, 455 N. Third Street (At the Arizona Center), Phoenix
602-256-7355. Both receptions will have hors d’oeuvres and happy hour cash bar. RSVP to Bonita Kates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-655-6792.
MSU Women's Basketball Alumni Day
All are invited to celebrate MSU Women' Basketball Alumni Day on January 16 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Panzer Athletic Center. Take
a tour of the newly renovated facility. Cheer on the Lady Red Hawks as they take on Rowan University. A halftime recognition ceremony will be held to honor women's basketball alumnae. Play against current team members in the annual alumni game or just watch and cheer on your fellow classmates. Then head over to Alexus Steakhouse for a post-game gathering. Click here for a printable pdf flyer about the event.
R.S.V.P. to Karin Harvey, Head Coach, Women's Basketball at 973-655-5247 or email@example.com.
Emeriti Association Newsletter Online
The MSU Emeriti Association has launched its new emeriti publication: The Emeriti Times.
See photos and articles by five emeritus/emerita retired faculty on a variety of interesting topics and an emerita presidential column. To view the publication, click here: http://www.montclair.edu/enews/emeriti.
For updates, check out News and Events on the emeriti web site: http://www.montclair.edu/emeriti.
50th Reunion Celebrations On Tap for Spring
The Class of 1960 will be celebrating their 50th reunion this spring. By now, classmates should have received a letter and information packet from the Reunion Committee Class Chairs, including event plans, a yearbook questionnaire form and more.
Each year, the golden anniversary class gathers to honor the occasion with two very special events. The reunion celebration will begin on Thursday, May 20, with a 50th reunion class reception; and on Friday, May 21, you and your classmates are invited to participate in the University’s Commencement Ceremony by leading the procession of graduates at the IZOD Center.
For more information on the festivities, click here. If you are interested in assisting with the planning, call Winsome Wynter at 973-655-4141 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU Chorale to Perform with NJSO
The MSU Chorale will perform the Verdi Requiem with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi. This work, operatic in its expressive intensity, is an unforgettable concert experience. In both intimate solo passages and towering choral settings, Verdi’s melodic gifts are unsurpassed. The MSU Chorale, under the direction of Heather J. Buchanan, is continuing its successful association with the NJ Symphony Orchestra that includes a dramatic performance in 2009 of Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Fri. Jan. 29, 8 p.m. at the NJPAC, Newark
Sat. Jan. 30, 3 p.m. at the Mayo Center, Morristown
Sun. Jan. 31, 3 p.m. at the NJPAC, Newark
The NJSO is offering a 30% discount on Verdi Requiem tickets to all members of the MSU community and their family and friends for the performances in January 2010. To purchase tickets: 1-800-ALLEGRO (255-3476) www.njsymphony.org. The discount code is: MSU.
"Art Connections 6," Jan. 17- Feb. 13; Opening Reception, Jan. 17
Montclair State University’s George Segal Gallery is once again sponsoring Art Connections, its annual fundraising art exhibit. Now in its sixth year, Art Connections has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope and offers artists an excellent opportunity for exposure and sales of their works.
Past Art Connections exhibits have featured works by noted artists such as ceramist Toshiko Takaeshu; painters Julie Heffernan, Bisa Washington, Ben Jones and Cora Cohen; and sculptor Willie Cole. Proceeds from the event support exhibitions at the George Segal Gallery and care of the University’s permanent collection. This year's juror is Jerelle Kraus; Collector's preview, Patricia Selden, CEO of Selden Assoc. Inc.
The opening reception will be held on Jan. 17, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
There's Still Time to Purchase Tickets to Devils Home Games
See the New Jersey Devils play on their home ice at the Prudential Center in Newark on:
Wed., Jan. 20, 2010 vs. Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.
Wed., Feb.10, 2010 vs. Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m.
Tue., March 30, 2010 vs. Boston Bruins at 7 p.m.
Get a $56 ticket and a $10 food and non-alcoholic beverage voucher for only $38 (a $66 value). Tickets are limited and subject to $56 group ticket availability.
Order your tickets now by calling Tom Stocky at Devils Groups Sales, 973-757-6117. Or click here for a printable pdf order form.
Be sure to mention MSU Special Discounted Ticket Offers.
Fast Track in Educational Leadership Information Session, Jan. 23
The College of Education and Human Services will be holding an Information Session, University Hall Room 1020, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on its Fast Track Option for the Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership.
Students admitted to the program will take courses through a combination of online, face-to-face and hybrid models, and will earn a master's degree in one year while working full-time. This is a "summer to summer" opportunity to receive a master’s degree as well as principal and supervisor certification, and the next cohort will begin taking classes in June 2010. For more details and to register, click here.
Gifted and Talented to Hold Open House, Jan. 24
Come and meet the new faculty and take this opportunity to hear about the 30 new unique and challenging courses. Our director will be there to answer questions about the program. On-site registration will be available. Student Center Ballrooms, 2 p.m. For more information on Gifted and Talented, click here.
Scholarship Opportunity for the Child or Grandchild of an MSU Graduate
Each year, the MSU Alumni Association Scholarship
Committee considers applications of entering full-time freshman who are the children or grandchildren of an MSU graduate.
The Legacy Scholarship is awarded in the form of a
tuition waiver. Final selection is based on academic
achievement as determined by the Office of Admissions, on financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and on the quality of the essay submitted by the applicant.
Interested students must file the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) indicating MSU as
one of the recipients.
A completed application form and the accompanying 200 word essay must be received by the Office of Alumni Relations by April 12, 2010.