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2014 Annual Scholarship Dinner - March 8

Join us on Saturday, March 8, 2014, for the 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. [View full details]

Keeping it in the Family: The Montclair State Legacy

Is Montclair State part of your family tradition? Did your mother or father graduate from Montclair State? Your grandmother or grandfather? If so, we want to hear from you! Generations of families have passed on the Montclair State tradition to their children and grandchildren, and we want to celebrate this special relationship. [View full details]

Graduate School Spring Open House - February 9

Invest in your future by earning a graduate degree from your alma mater. Join The Graduate School for its Spring Open House on Sunday, February 9, to learn how. To show our appreciation to our alumni who are considering Montclair State for graduate school, The Graduate School and Office of Alumni Relations will host an exclusive breakfast to welcome you to campus. [View full details]

Educational Opportunity Fund Career Workshop: Branding and Positioning Yourself for Your Next Job - February 27

In a job search, it’s not enough to be good at what you do—you have to let other people know it! The best way to do this is to both understand what makes you different from the competition, that is, your “brand,” and position yourself to focus on the hiring manager’s problems and issues. [View full details] [RSVP today!]


University News

Topping-Off Event Highlights CELS Construction Progress

Marking a milestone in the construction of the new Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS), Montclair State University administrators and officials from Terminal Construction held a “topping-off” celebration on December 20, as the final steel beam in the building’s structure was lifted into place. [View full details]

Peak Performances Tops The New York Times’ Dance Top-10 List

Two dance productions from Montclair State University’s Peak Performances series made The New York Times’ list of Top 10 new dance works for 2013 – with one named the best of the year. Alastair Macaulay, The Times’ chief dance critic, included Unfinished Business and glacier as No. 1 and No. 4 respectively on his annual best performances list. [View full details]

East and West Join through Music at Crawford Memorial Concert

The music of the East and the West filled the Alexander Kasser Theater on December 8 as the Montclair State University Symphony Orchestra, joined by musicians from the East China Normal University (ECNU) Symphony Orchestra, presented the annual Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert. [View full details]


Giving News

Teacher Funds Scholarship Through Her Will

“Montclair State is my passion; I loved every day,” says Patricia Crosby Ackershoek ’59, ’71 MA, who recently retired after 40 years as a high school teacher of physical education and driver’s education in Paterson, New Jersey. “Montclair State gave me a wonderful career. I always wear red for Montclair State.” [View full details]


Athletics News

Kubicka, Conway, Baron to Be Inducted Into MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

The Montclair State Department of Athletics will add three new members to its Hall of Fame as current head softball coach Anita Kubicka will be inducted along with three-time baseball All-American Craig Conway and All-America softball pitcher Robyn Baron. [View full details]

Montclair State Field Hockey 2013 Highlight Video

The Montclair State field hockey team put together another outstanding season in 2013 reaching the "Elite 8" of the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship for a second consecutive season. Relive all of the exciting moments from this past season that saw the Red Hawks finish with a record of 21-2 in addition to capturing its second consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship. [View full details]

Men's Basketball Captures Team Hill Holiday Classic as Red Hawks Beat Berkeley 100-73

Sophomore guard Angel Gonzalez scored 20 points and was named the named the tournament's Most Valuable Player as Montclair State captured the Team Hill Holiday Classic with a 100-73 win over Berkeley College at the Panzer Athletic Center. [View full details]


Alumni Spotlight

Rahfael Gordon '09

Rahfael Gordon ’09 is an international award-winning motivational speaker. His career path has taken him to places such as Madison Square Garden, the Los Angeles Convention Center, and in front of a sold-out New Jersey Performing Arts Center. But before he was speaking in front of thousands, he was a student trying to find his way at Montclair State University. [View full details]

Mary Dressendofer '92

Mary Dressendofer ’92 is proof that your degree doesn’t limit your career choices – it expands them. Dressendofer majored in psychology at Montclair State, went on to work at a Big Four firm, then opened her own dance studios. [View full details]

Save the Date: 50th and 50+ Reunion - May 23, 2014

Planning is underway for the Class of 1964 50th and 50+ reunion! Check back often for updates – we will keep you posted as specific information becomes available.

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Upcoming Events

January 15
Women's Basketball vs. TCNJ

January 15
Men's Basketball vs. TCNJ

January 18
Spring 2014 New Student Orientation Followed by The Graduate Development Conference

January 22
Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Vassar

January 23
Master of Public Health Information Session

January 23
Michael Deering, Senior Percussion Recital

January 24-31
Peak Performances: Aubade

January 24
Faculty Recital: Pianist Ron Levy and Friends

January 25
Men's Basketball vs. Rutgers-Newark

January 25
Women's Basketball vs. Rutgers-Newark

January 25
Yujin Choi, Artist's Soprano Diploma Recital

January 25
Lawrence Markiewicz, Graduate Conducting Recital

January 26-February 22
Art Connections 10

January 27
Startup Stories: HatchedIt and Bizyhood

January 29
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

January 30
Sneak Peak: Douglas Dunn & Dancers

January 31
Samantha Campbell, Senior Clarinet Recital

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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!


Calling all Entrepreneur Alumni!

The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship wants to connect with alumni who are entrepreneurs. The Center is developing a rich ecosystem of entrepreneurs and other business experts who the Center can highlight on its website and in its promotional material. If you would like to connect with the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, please complete our brief survey.


Parking Lot Safety

A message from Liberty Mutual

Although parking lots may not be the most hazardous places to drive, they can be the most unpredictable. [View full details]


Get your Montclair war paint on

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

Do you eat, breathe, and sleep Montclair athletics? We know you bleed Red and White, but now it’s time to show your friends just what that means. Show the world why you’re the ultimate Red Hawks fan with the Game Day Fan Face (TM) app from Liberty Mutual Insurance. CLICK HERE to get your game face on today!


Fake Student Loan Site Steals Identities

A story came out in October 2013 that fake accounts for student lending giant Sallie Mae were popping up on Instagram. [Read more]


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