News & Notes
A Day to Celebrate
Eleven members of the Class of 1957 celebrating
their 50th anniversary, were honored at Montclair State's 2007
Commencement exercises at the Continental Airlines Arena in East
Rutherford on May 18. Wearing what has become the traditional
regalia for the honorees: academic caps and gowns and the
"official" golden anniversary sash, our proud alumni marched
with the procession, leading the 2007 graduates into the Arena.
Goldberg, acclaimed actress and performer, producer and author,
received an honorary degree and addressed Montclair State
University's Class of 2007 at the Commencement ceremony.
Goldberg received an honorary Doctor of Letters, one of six
honorary doctorates the University bestowed during a week of
convocation ceremonies leading up to graduation day.
addition to Goldberg, honorary degrees at convocation ceremonies
this year went to: Bobbi Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Bobbi
Brown Cosmetics; Josť L. Fuentes, Judge, Appellate Division,
Superior Court of New Jersey; Maxine Greene, educational
philosopher and the William F. Russell Professor in the
Foundations of Education (emerita) at Columbia University
Teachers College; Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer,
American Association for the Advancement of Science and
Executive Publisher, Science; and Kevin Ryan, Commissioner, New
Jersey Department of Children and Families.
Anniversary Reunites Classmates
Following Commencement the Class of 1957 had a chance to relax and
reminisce at a luncheon in their honor. On Saturday, May 19,
they were joined by fellow alumni from their class at a special
dinner dance in the University Hall Conference Center where they
celebrated their auspicious milestone.
To view photos from the Class of '57 reunion click here:
www.harvardstudio.com/photos/msuaa2/. A gallery of photos
available for purchase can be viewed here;
Association Takes Care of Business
On Saturday, May 19, members of the Montclair
State University Alumni Association came to campus for brunch
and the MSUAA Annual Meeting in the University Hall Conference
Center. Alumni Association members representing every decade
from 1940 to 200 and several members of the Class of 2007
President Frank Alvarez '76 reported on the year's
accomplishments in the areas of membership, chapter development,
alumni events, communications and more.
Highlights of the
meeting included: The presentation of certificates to several
scholarship recipients for the 07/08 academic year who were on
hand to be recognized for their achievement.
And the Board was
pleased to present two checks: one to Vice President for
University Advancement, Dr. Thomas J. Haynes for the
amphitheater restoration project, bringing the MSUAA's total
giving to $500,000;
and one to Provost Richard Lynde, Chair of the Centennial
Committee in the amount of $100,000 to contribute to the
University's Centennial Celebrations in the upcoming year.
To view a slide show
of the Annual Meeting and Brunch, click here:
A Meeting of
Fifteen MSU alumni superintendents gathered for the Seventh
Annual Superintendent’s Breakfast
for current and retired alumni school
on May 10 in the Alumni House. This annul event was hosted by
MSUAA President Frank Alvarez and MSUAA Executive Board Member
George Iannacone. Dr. Ada Beth Cutler, Dean of the
College of Education and Human Services, joined the group as
they exchanged ideas, shared experiences and renewed
Apply for Graduate Classes
Applications are being accepted for the fall
2007 semester. Become part of the excitement at
MSU and apply to one of our 85 masters,
certificate or teacher certification programs.
Whether you’re looking to enroll full-time,
part-time or take classes as a non-degree
student, MSU has something for everyone. We
understand the needs of graduate students and
offer flexible day, evening and weekend programs
during our fall, spring or summer sessions.
Our rolling admissions policy makes it easy to
apply. Please visit
www.montclair.edu/graduate and choose the
graduate program that will assist in your career
and personal goals. Begin the application
and you could be
sitting in classes this September.
May through August
Summer Sessions provides you with an opportunity
to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies and
take advantage of special educational, cultural
and activity. A wide range of undergraduate and
graduate credit courses is offered in addition
special non-credit and credit programs,
study abroad, and summer camps for children
and youth. Our
Summer A to Z Index will lead you to
additional information on these and more. For
more information, stop by College Hall Room 215;
call: 973-655-4352; fax: 973-655-7851; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Planning to work on your
research or catch up on your reading this
If you're planning to come to
campus to visit Sprague Library, be sure to
refer to the
summer hours schedule.
NJ Jackals Season
The New Jersey Jackals season is underway!
Looking for something to do this summer? Take in
a Jackals home game at Yogi Berra Stadium on the
campus of Montclair State University. Visit
www.jackals.com or call
What's happening at the
Yogi Berra Museum this summer?
Tuesday, June 12, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Joe Garagiola/Yogi Berra book signing
Legendary broadcaster Joe Garagiola and his
closest friend Yogi Berra will sign copies of
Garagiola’s new book, “Just Play Ball,” which
includes a foreword by Yogi.
Book signing only, no memorabilia. Books
available for purchase at the Museum.
Tuesday, June 12, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
ESPN baseball expert Jayson Stark will discuss
all things baseball, including his new book,
"The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and
Underrated Players in Baseball History."
Discussion followed by book signing. Books
available for purchase.
Saturday, June 23, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro will
discuss his new book "1941: The Greatest Year In
Sports," followed by signing. Event precedes New
Jersey Jackals game at adjoining stadium.
Books available for purchase.
For more info: (973) 655-2378 or visit
Cool off from the hot sun
Looking for a
way to cool off this summer? Head over to Floyd
Hall Arena on the Montclair State campus and go
ice skating! Members of the MSUAA receive a
discount for admission and skates are available
for rental. For public skate session schedules
and more information, visit
SAVE THE DATE!
October 13, 2007
Homecoming. Red Hawks vs. Kean
University. Stay tuned for details on all the