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Alumni News

Connecting Through the World of Wine

More than 100 alumni, students and guests came together to network on December 5 in the Conference Center in University Hall and took a journey through wines from around the world. Guests had an opportunity to network and interact with other alumni, guests and members of the current senior class. [View full details]

Third Annual Attorney Alumni Networking Event Features Appellate Judge Jose L. Fuentes

A group of Montclair State alumni who practice law or currently attend law school gathered for the Third Annual Attorney Alumni networking event on November 12. Political Science and Law Professors Marilyn Tayler and Avram Segall kicked off the event with informal introductions, and Tayler noted that the attendees represented three generations of law at Montclair State. [View full details]

Alumni Reconnect with Alma Mater at Fall Open House

More than 60 alumni recently had an opportunity to reconnect over breakfast during the Graduate School Fall Open House. The breakfast, sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations in October, was open exclusively to alumni who were considering their alma mater for Graduate School. [View full details]

Calling all members of the Class of 1964!

Planning is underway for your 50th Reunion! Mark your calendar and plan to join your classmates on May 22 and 23. Let us know what you've been up to since graduation by taking the reunion book survey, take a walk down memory lane by viewing your yearbook, and volunteer on the reunion committee! [View full details]

University News

Montclair State Hosts Inaugural Young Women’s Leadership Conference

Nearly 500 young women in grades 9-11 from 12 area high schools gathered at the Montclair State University Conference Center on November 22 to learn about the importance of attending college, healthy relationships, financial literacy, mentorship and effective leadership, at the inaugural Young Women’s Leadership Conference. [View full details]

TEDxMontclair Features Montclair State Professor

Montclair State University Psychology Professor Debra Zellner joined national and local leaders and thinkers as a featured presenter for the TEDxMontclair conference held at the University Conference Center on November 9. With the theme, “Eat. Play. Live.,” the conference focused on how people can live healthier, better lives. [View full details]

New York Times Columnist Joe Nocera Speaks Out

Joe Nocera, veteran journalist and op-ed columnist for The New York Times, spoke about his work and journalism at Montclair State University on November 6 as the featured speaker for the School of Communication and Media’s Colloquium Series. [View full details]

Montclair State Marks 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), Montclair State University is hosting film screenings, discussions with authors and Holocaust survivors and an ongoing art exhibit that includes illustrations of German and Austrian synagogues destroyed during Kristallnacht. [View full details]

CineLezione—Current Approaches to Italian Film in the Classroom

“CineLezione—Current Approaches to Film in the Classroom” marked the sixth annual Teaching Italian Symposium-Workshop. This professional development program hosted over 100 Italian language and culture teachers of all levels, from the tri-state area and as far away as Ohio and Colorado. [View full details]

Giving News

The Vivien L. Kwiatek Scholarship is Alumna’s Lasting Legacy

The name Kwiatek means “flower” in Polish. Thanks to the generosity of the Kwiatek family, an alumna’s legacy of education will blossom and be celebrated at her alma mater for many years to come. Dr. Vivien L. Kwiatek ’65 ’69 MA was a gifted scholar and valedictorian of her high school class. She was awarded a New Jersey State scholarship to attend Montclair State. [View full details]

Athletics News

Red Hawk Madness Kicks off Basketball Season

The rafters rang at the Panzer Athletic Center on the evening of November 12 as hundreds of cheering Montclair State University students turned out for Red Hawk Madness, the kick-off event for the 2013-2014 basketball season. [View full details]

Women's Soccer Places Four on NSCAA South Atlantic All-Region Team

Juniors Gina Policastro, Jessica Bonjione, Kerry Glynn and Kaila Fasano were each named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Atlantic All-Region Team released on Monday. It is the second straight season that the Red Hawks placed four players on the NSCAA All-Region Team and received its first First-Team accolades since goalkeeper Kristin Kuhmann was chosen in 2006. [View full details]

Swimming and Diving Extend Winning Streaks as Red Hawks Sweep Misericordia in Return to Action

Returning to action for the first time in three weeks, the Montclair State men's and women's swimming and diving teams kept the respective winning streaks intact as the Red Hawks swept Misericordia University at the Panzer Pool on Saturday. [View full details]

Alumni Spotlight

Herman "Bud" Meyers '65

Fifty years ago, on November 22, 1963, Montclair State junior Bud Meyers ’65 was sitting in an afternoon British Lit class when news that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas, Texas, swept the country. “The campus was stunned,” Meyers recalls. “Professor Young attempted to continue his lecture, but within about 20 minutes, we all quietly left the classroom.” [View full details]

Alex Verduin '12

Alex Verduin ’12 was a powerhouse through her Montclair State years. When she met Professor Christopher Cottle during her freshman year, he encouraged her to go into teaching and to take extra classes each semester. She did, and took eighteen or nineteen credits every semester afterward. She wanted to get her requirements done, get into the teacher program, and begin her career. [View full details]

Upcoming Events

Ongoing-December 15
Triumph of Philippine Art

December 11
School of Business Networking Reception

December 11
Dennis Cinelli Memorial Concert

December 11

December 12
The SCM Colloquium Series Presents: CBS Channel 2 Anchor Kristine Johnson

December 12
Guitar Ensembles Recital

December 13
TechLaunch Presentation

December 13
Guitar Solo Recital

December 14
Men's Basketball vs. William Paterson University

December 17
Women's Basketball vs. Moravian College

December 21
Darkness is Your Candle

December 27
Men's Basketball vs. Vaughn College

December 28
Women's Basketball vs. Westfield State College

December 29
Women's Basketball vs. Salisbury University

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Homecoming 2014

In order to make Homecoming 2014 a success, we need your help. Whether you attended or were unable to make it to campus for Homecoming 2013, please take a few moments to complete our survey. Your feedback provides valuable information as we plan for next year's Homecoming festivities.

Be sure to save the date for Homecoming 2014 on October 18!

Annual Scholarship Dinner - March 8

Join us on Saturday, March 8, 2014, for our Annual Scholarship Dinner featuring student performances from the Broadway musical 42nd Street as we pay tribute to the community service and leadership of Ralph A. LaRossa, President and COO of PSE&G and Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Now more than ever, your support of the Annual Scholarship Dinner is needed by our students. We hope you will join us in supporting this very worthy event that annually provides hundreds of Montclair State students with critically needed resources to continue and complete their studies. We hope that you will once again “pay it forward” so that the next generation can have access to the same opportunities that many of us have enjoyed.

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NJEA Convention

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Montclair State Alumni Relations table at the NJEA conference in November. We are pleased to announce our raffle winners: James Spadavecchia ’74, Elizabeth Nunez ’13, Richard Fonti '89, and Michael Alsa ’08. Congratulations to our winners!

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