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January 2012 - Volume 6, Issue 1


Calendar of Events

January 13
Theatre Day for Teachers

January 17 - February 18
Art Connections 8 Exhibition

January 18
Sacher Memorial Alumni Lecture

January 19
Career Seminar: Getting Interviews 2.0

January 21
Educational Assessment & Intervention - Session for Parents

January 21 - 29
Bill T. Jones - Story/Time

January 22
Art Connections 8 Exhibition Opening Reception

January 22
Amy Wilcox, conducting (Graduate Recital)

January 24
Master of Public Health Program Information Session

January 26
Red Hawk Winter Happy Hour and Networking Event

February 2
Career Seminar: Developing Your Pitch

February 4
Miguel Zenón - Puerto Rico Nació en Mi: Tales from the Diaspora

February 5
The Power of Love - Ellen Hargis (soprano) and Paul O’Dette (lute/theorbo)

February 8 - 12
Akram Khan Company – Gnosis and Vertical Road

February 9
Dance Lessons

February 9 - 19
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

February 25
Fast Track MA in Educational Leadership Information Session

Peak Performances
Upcoming Calendar of Events

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Did You Know?

As an alumnus/a you have access to the Center for Writing Excellence. The Center for Writing Excellence is available to all alumni who are committed to developing and improving as writers, with in-person and online appointments available. Sessions with experienced writing consultants are designed to provide help on every aspect of the writing process, with the goal of enabling writers to achieve long-term improvement, confidence, and independence. They welcome all alumni writers in any stage of the writing process, in any discipline.

For information on scheduling an appointment, visit the CWE website.

Alumni Benefits

Adjusting to Winter Behind the Wheel

Because driving in winter conditions is fraught with hazards such as icy roads, poor visibility and the threat of snowstorms, ask yourself the following questions before you get behind the wheel and put your safety at risk. [View full details]

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In This Issue...

- Network with Fellow Red Hawks on January 26
- Montclair State Creates School of Communication and Media
- Red Hawks Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Undefeated Cross Country Team
- Alumni Profile - Celeste Marie Fasone '71

Alumni News

Career Resource Seminar Series - Start Your Year Off on the Track to Success

As the new year begins, start your 2012 off on the track to success! The Office of Alumni Relations, in conjunction with the Center for Career Services, offers a free career resource seminar series to help graduates navigate the increasingly competitive job market. If you are transitioning to a new career, looking for a job, or simply seeking career tips and guidance, we invite you to attend our spring seminars and workshops.. [View full details]


Network with Fellow Red Hawks & Enjoy Craft Beer

Calling all alumni! Come back to campus to network with fellow Red Hawks on Thursday, January 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for a get together and networking opportunity. Re-connect with old friends and make new ones. It's a great way to relax, socialize, and network with other Montclair State graduates. Escape the cold winter weather with hot chili and cool brew. Enjoy a fun and casual evening with fellow alumni while sampling a variety of craft beer selections including Colonel Blides Cask Ale and East Coast Lager from Cricket Hill Brewery and hot chili along with other warm treats. We hope to see you there! [Register Now!]

School of Business Alumni Return to Campus to Offer Advice to Students

On Wednesday, December 7 three recent alumni from the School of Business returned to campus to discuss their experiences after Montclair State. Diane Freedman, School of Business Career Services Director, explained, “It’s really important for our students to hear from former students on what to expect in the business world. Not only does it provide them with some wise words of wisdom from their peers, but it also allows them to network with professionals who may be in similar fields.” [View full details]

University News

Montclair State Creates School of Communication and Media

Montclair State University’s Board of Trustees has approved the creation of a new School of Communication and Media. The new school will combine existing, high-quality degree programs with new offerings to provide an unparalleled educational experience to students entering this rapidly changing industry.

The School of Communication and Media will reside within the College of Arts, and will offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication Studies, Television and Digital Media, and Communication and Media Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Filmmaking, and a Master of Arts in Public and Organizational Communication. [View full details]

College of Education and Human Services Launches Two New Centers

The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health (CAECMH) serves as a center for professional development, education, clinical services and research around the issues of autism, infant and childhood development, and early childhood mental health.

The Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS) conducts high-quality research and evaluation studies that address the most pressing issues in education and human services. CREEHS collaborates with and provides services to educational agencies and institutions, community organizations, and government and human services agencies. [View full details]

Graduate Certificate Program in Environmental Forensics Announced

Earth and Environmental Studies is pleased to announce its new Graduate Certificate Program in Environmental Forensics. This 15-credit hour graduate certificate program is designed for graduate students, environmental consultants, engineers, attorneys, and technical specialists who work at the intersection of environmental science and law. [View full details]


"Don't Laugh At Me" Anti-bullying Broadcast Available Online

"Don't Laugh at Me" is an hour-long special about bullying that includes first-person accounts from Montclair State University students who have experienced being bullied.  University researchers and experts also give insight into the effects of bullying.[View full details]


“We Make the American Dream Possible”: Greg Collins ’79 Helms New Leadership Giving Club

Greg Collins ’79 has a special place in his heart for his alma mater. “At Montclair State we make the American dream possible for our students,” he says proudly. “What is more important than that?”

“Montclair State is part of my personal give-back,” he explains. “I benefitted from a lot of things the school offered me. I’ve had a successful career because of that. I stay involved with the school in any way that I can.” [View full details]



Red Hawks Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Undefeated Cross Country Team

In the history of Montclair State athletics spanning eight decades, there have been many teams which have posted memorable seasons, however there are only a select few that were perfect.

In 1971, the men’s cross country team earned that right and placed themselves among the very best the University has ever produced. On Saturday, January 7, the team reunited for their 40th anniversary in addition to being honored at halftime of the Red Hawks men’s basketball game against Kean University. [View full details]

Red Hawk Athletic Winter Teams Select Charity Contests

Montclair State's athletic teams have done plenty of winning this season on the field. The Red Hawks have also been winning off the field by raising money for charity. After a successful Fall season, Montclair State will continue its year-long community service initiative during the Winter Season. [View winter schedule] [View full details]


Six in a Row for Men's Basketball as MSU Beats Kean, 77-63

Senior forward Andrew August (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) scored a game-high 20 points to lead Montclair State University to its sixth straight victory as the Red hawks defeated Kean University, 77-63, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon at the Panzer Athletic Center. [View full details]

Women's Basketball Alumnae Day

Montclair State Women’s Basketball celebrates Alumnae Day on February 8, 2012, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Panzer Athletic Center. All basketball alumnae are invited back to cheer on the Red Hawks as they take on New Jersey City University. After the game, a casual gathering will be held at Alexus Steakhouse to share stories and memories.[View full details]


Alumni Profiles

Tom Kaminski ’84

Veteran WCBS Radio traffic reporter and Montclair State University alumnus Tom Kaminski ’84 was presented with the 2011 Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award at the DuMont Television Center on November 11. The Broadcaster of the Year Award is presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of broadcasting.[View full details] [Watch Carpe Diem episode featuring Tom Kaminski]

Celeste Marie Fasone ’71

Celeste Marie Fasone ’71 recently retired from her role as Director of the New Jersey Office of Cable Television after more than 23 years of service. Fasone was the first female and longest serving director at the OCTV. Besides her accomplishments in her role as Director of NJOCTV, Fasone has also achieved many feats in the fields of broadcast journalism. In 1979, she was named Sportscaster of the Year and in 1985 awarded the title of Broadcaster of the Year by the regional Special Olympics Committee. She has won numerous ACE awards as well as others with United Artist Entertainment. [View full details]