Past Events

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2014

March 2014

March 1, 2014 (Registration Deadline)
Atlantic Health System and Montclair State University’s
Arts and Health Partnership
2nd Annual Healing Voices Literary Contest

This contest is open to all employees, volunteers, and medical staff members of Atlantic Health System and all faculty, staff, and students of Montclair State University.


May 2014

JERSEY GIRLS
A Concert to Benefit Autism NJ

May 1, 2014
Memorial Auditorium, Life Hall
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Co-sponsored by the Office of Education and Community Outreach, College of the Arts, and the Public Relations Student Society Chapters of Montclair State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.



2013

4th Annual Arts in Healing Coalition Conference:
Alzheimer’s, Aging and the Creative Arts

November 8, 2013 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Montclair Art Museum, Leir Hall/ 3 South Mountain Avenue
Free / Registration: 973-579-8633



Co sponsored by the Office of Education & Community Outreach and Atlantic Health System, this event brings together the arts and health care communities through a multi-disciplinary look at how the arts play a vital role in healing. Highlights will include art therapy, music therapy, movement and storytelling.


2012

October 10, 17 & 24, 2012
3:30pm - 5:00pm
University Hall Room 2031

Voices of Valor‌ 

 A unique opportunity for veterans to work with songwriters to create a song based on your experiences and reflecting who you are.  No musical experience required! A program designed to honor your experiences and help you use music to ease the transition from military to civilian life.

 

Designed and presented by MUSIC  FOR  ALL  SEASONS, this eight week program will meet weekly for ninety minutes on the campus of Montclair State University, in small groups of ten participants.

For more information call 908 322 6300 or Email ruth@voicesofvalor.org

In collaboration with the Department of Communication Studies,
and the Office of Veterans & Military Resources.

 


2012 Alliance for Arts and Health NJ Conference

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - University Hall Conference Center

Connecting Across the Lifespan STD

A day of networking and information about current arts and health initiatives in the state of New Jersey. Registration includes a welcome breakfast, two break-out sessions, and lunch.

For further information visit www.aahnj.org
or contact Kathleen Reddington at reddingtonk@mail.montclair.edu


 

AN EVENING OF COMEDY AND MENTALISM TO BENEFIT AUTISM NEW JERSEY –

April 25, 2012 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm - Memorial Auditorium, Life Hall

Help the Public Relations Student Societies from Montclair State and Fairleigh Dickinson celebrate Autism Awareness Month. The proceeds from your ticket purchase will be donated to Autism New Jersey to help the organization continue its important mission to provide resources and education to parents, educators, and legislators about a disability that affects nearly 1 in 90 newborn babies.

Featuring:

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Sunda Croonquist - "New Jersey's Funniest Female", Oprah's OWN Network
Manlow - "That's Incredible", "PM Magazine", "Regis and Kathie Lee"
Nancy Redman - Two time winner "America's Funniest People"

For more information: Phone: 973 655 7471, Fax: 877 571 4824, FACEBOOK.

Tickets are $15.00, purchase online at: autismnj.eventbrite.com

In cooperation with the Office of Education & Community Outreach and the Department of Communication Studies, College of the Arts


 

Beyond The Barbie Stereotype: Real Women in the World of Science

March 5, 2012 – 8:00am – 12:45pm - Conference Center - University Hall

Kaitlin Murphy Artwork

Artwork by Kaitlin Murphy

Conference on engendering the Arts and Sciences featuring presentations on Women in Math, Science and Technology across Cultures and Global Media Literacy Education. Program will include panel sessions on Women in Science: Past and Present, as well as STEM Careers for Women: Challenges, Mentorship & Balance.

For more conference information please contact the Women's Center at 973-655-7130. Please visit the Office of Education & Community Outreach at the College of the Arts to learn more.


The Second International Health Humanities Conference - Music, Health, and Humanity

August 9, 10, 11, 2012 - Montclair State University

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The Colleges of the Arts, of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA, are hosting the Second International Health Humanities Conference.

In accordance with the interdisciplinary nature of the Health Humanities, we invite the participation of colleagues from music, other arts disciplines, the humanities, and clinical health backgrounds who wish to join in an exploration concerning the various relationships among music, health, and humanity. We encourage individual and group (colloquium) presentations addressing theory, practice, and/or research (in progress or completed), concerning questions and issues pertinent to the conference theme.

For more information please visit the website health-humanities-conference.

 


2012

February 29 - April 25, 2012 - University Hall

Voices of Valor‌ A unique opportunity for veterans to work with songwriters to create a song based on your experiences and reflecting who you are - no musical experience required! A program designed to honor your experiences and help you use music to ease the transition from military to civilian life.

Designed and presented by MUSIC FOR ALL SEASONS, this eight week program
will meet weekly for ninety minutes on the campus of
Montclair State University, in small groups of ten participants.

For more information call 908 322 6300 or Email ruth@voicesofvalor.org

In collaboration with the Department of Communication Studies,
and the Office of Veterans & Military Resources.


2009

October 1, 2009, Alexander Kasser Theater - LOUDER THAN WORDS – An Autism Benefit

The Office of Education and Community Outreach at Montclair State University , The Autism Center at UMDNJ, and ING presented LOUDER THAN WORDS – An Autism Benefit, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at the Alexander Kasser Theater. The evening included a wine tasting, special awards ceremony, and performances by The Workshop Theatre Ensemble, a musical interlude, and poetry readings.

 Louder Than Words 2009 Picture

Photo includes Jeffrey L. Gitterman, President, Gitterman & Associates, LLC, [far left], and Kendell R. Sprott M.D.,J.D,Acting Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School, Interim Director, The Autism Center [far right].

Photo courtesy of McCarthy Productions, Inc.

Proceeds from the evening will support the continuation and expansion of The Workshop Theatre Training Program, now in its third year. In 2007, the College of the Arts at Montclair State University in partnership with the Autism Center at NJMS, developed a program called The Workshop: An Arts Based Model designed to help individuals with an autism spectrum disorder develop and strengthen their social skills as well as enhance their passion for the arts. The program is held on the MSU campus.


August - October 2009 -
The Workshop: An Arts-based Model 2009

The Workshop, as originated in 2007, utilizes a theatre module, designed to reach out to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community and create opportunities for personal growth through motivational and experiential programming. The project imparts critical skills to the participants and provides systematic, asset-based, and developmental opportunities which leverage core motivations and curiosity. The goal of the initiative is to redefine the way we look at individuals with Autism and let their special talents and abilities lead the way to greater social, vocational, and pragmatic skills. The workshop is designed to increase dialogue and understanding between health and service providers, the arts community, families and individuals with (ASD). Evaluation for the program is conducted through participant surveys, clinical and arts staff observations and parent/caregiver surveys.

Society for Arts in Healthcare‌ 20th Annual International Conference

approaching health creatively

April 22 - 25, 2009

At the 2nd Annual International Film Festival of the SAH Conference, a short documentary about The Workshop received a 2nd Place Award.

 

 

Please click to view video
 

 


2007

December 16, 2007,
L. Howard Fox Theatre-

This is what I really think...

The Office of Education and Community Outreach at Montclair State University presents This is what I really think... performed by The Workshop Theatre Ensemble on Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the L. Howard Fox Studio Theatre. The performance, part of the Arts and Autism Series hosted by the College of the Arts at MSU, is the culminating activity of a twelve week theatre program serving individuals with Autism called "The Workshop". The ten members of the ensemble, ages 18 to 39, have been instrumental in developing this original work under the guidance of a teaching artist-in-residence at the University. Please see ASD Press Release‌.

September-December 2007 - Activity-based Learning/Research
The Workshop: An Arts-based Model

The Workshop, utilizing a theatre module, is designed to reach out to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community and create opportunities for personal growth through motivational and experiential programming. The project will impart critical skills to the participants and provide systematic, asset-based, and developmental opportunities which leverage core motivations and curiosity. The goal of the initiative is to redefine the way we look at individuals with Autism and let their special talents and abilities lead the way to greater social, vocational, and pragmatic skills. The workshop is designed to increase dialogue and understanding between health and service providers, the arts community, families and individuals with (ASD). Evaluation for the program will be conducted through participant surveys, clinical and arts staff observations and parent/caregiver surveys. The program will run for 12 weeks September through December. Project made possible in part through a generous grant from Johnson & Johnson and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare

 

September-November 2007 - ARTRAGEOUS Exhibit
Bloomingdale's at Willowbrook

With the objective of creating awareness of Autism, a disorder afflicting approximately 1 in 90 individuals in NJ (the national average is about 1 in 160), we have begun an extensive collaboration with Bloomingdale's and the Autism Center, New Jersey Medical School under CART's arts and health initiative. Bloomingdale's is hosting and sponsoring an art exhibit as part of the lauching of their fall product lines. The exhibit highlights artwork by artists on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


2006

March 3, 2006 - A Journey Toward Peace of Mind
Symposium 2006 at Montclair State University
Conference Center, University Hall


2005

February 2005 - Arts and Health
Symposium 2005 at Montclair State University
Conference Center, University Hall