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August 2011 - Volume 5, Issue 8

Calendar of Events

August 19
Recent Alumni Network - Beer Tasting

September 10
Day of Service

September 19
Film Screening of Luchino Visconti's Senso

September 30
The Horde

October TBA
Attorney Alumni Network Event

October 29
Homecoming and Family Day / Class of 1986 25th Reunion

November 10
Joseph Stella's Futurism Betweek Italy and the U.S.

March 28
Italian Language and Culture Day

April 28
Comic Opera by Giacomo Rossini

Peak Performances
Upcoming Calendar of Events

Carpe Diem: Tune in to the Department of Broadcasting’s weekly show.

Full Event Calendar
Plan ahead, make a date, mark your calendar, tell a friend...view the compete listing of programs and events that are open to alumni, friends and the entire campus community.

George Segal Gallery
A Call for Artists -

Postmark Submission Deadline: September 13

Exhibition Dates: January 17, 2011- February 18, 2012

Alumni Benefits

Calculating the Costs of Your First Home: Factors to Consider

THE BANK OF AMERICA® CREDIT CARD WITH WORLDPOINTS® REWARDS: Alumni can apply for the Montclair State University Alumni Platinum Plus® MasterCard® credit card with WorldPoints® rewards which is offered through Bank of America. For more information, click on Alumni Benefits.

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Alumni News

Homecoming and Family Day October 29, 2011 - Save the Date!

Come back to campus for a Homecoming celebration of fun events and programs for the whole family that will make your return to Montclair State unforgettable! There will be fun, food, and festivities for the whole family. We'll be cheering the Red Hawks on to victory as Montclair State takes on Western Connecticut for the Homecoming game, starting at 2 p.m. Stay tuned for the full schedule of events. Stop by the alumni welcome tent, take a tour of campus, visit the carnival festivities, come to the alumni beer tasting, and cheer on the Red Hawks!  [View full details]

Admissions Recruitment Team - Get Involved

The Alumni Recruitment Team works with The Office of Undergraduate Admissions to help identify prospective students and guide them through the college decision process. The group represents the University at outreach events such as college fairs, participates in on-campus recruitment programs, such as Open House and Freshman Discovery Day, serves as regional contacts for prospective students and families, and assists with letter writing campaigns to prospective students.  [View full details]

Class of 1986 Reunion

Calling all 1986 graduates! We'd like your participation in helping to plan your 25th anniversary. The Class of 1986 25th Reunion will be celebrated at an alumni gathering during Homecoming on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you or anyone you know from the Class of 1986 is interested in helping spread the word to your classmates, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-655-4141 or [View full details]

University News

College of Education and Human Services Dean's Lecture Series: Dr. Warren Farrell

The Dean's Lecture Series presents "Boys to Men: Transforming the Boy Crisis into a Boy Opportunity." This lecture, led by Dr. Warren Farrell, will take place on Friday, September 9, 2011, from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. in University Hall 1060. Dr. Farrell’s books contribute to 12 disciplines. He has taught at the university level in five disciplines, and appeared on more than 1,000 TV and radio shows, from Oprah to Larry King Live. He has been featured repeatedly in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. [View full details]

CSAM’s GK-12 NSF Project Holds Fourth Math and Science Day

Area middle school students learn about career and academic opportunities in math and science at Montclair State University. On Friday, June 3, more than two hundred middle school students from Kearny, Rutherford, and New Milford spent the day at Montclair State University participating in interactive math and science presentations through the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) GK-12 NSF project's fourth Math and Science Day.[View full details]

Fall Calendar for Coccia Institute for The Italian Experience in America

The Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute is a component of Montclair State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It was named in honor of Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr. and his wife Elda. In founding the Cocia Institute, Mr. and Mrs. Coccia and Montclair State University share the vision for an entity with the flexibility to respond to new opportunities as well as network and collaborate with existing organizations in areas of shared interest.

The Coccia Institute has released its upcoming calendar of events. Check out all of the exciting opportunities available to alumni! [View full details]


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Get Your Fall Schedules!!!

Montclair, NJ -- In less than a month, the Montclair State fall teams will take to the field kicking off a new athletic season. Women’s Soccer and field hockey will have the honors of opening up the 2011-2012 athletic year as they begin their schedules on Thursday, September 1 with road contests against perennial NCAA Tournament contenders. .[View full details]


Former Red Hawk Marco Capozzoli Still Coming Up Big in the Clutch; Organizes Kicks for Kids with AFL's Jacksonville Sharks

Montclair, NJ --Former Montclair State placekicker Marco Capozzoli provided plenty of joyful moments for Red Hawk fans during his career at Montclair State helping his team to the 2009 NJAC Championship and NCAA Playoffs. Two years later, Capozzoli, now a member of the Arena Football League’s Jacksonville Sharks, is still at it although this time his clutch kicks through the uprights are doing more than just helping the Sharks to victory. [View full details]

MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field Has New Look for 2011

MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field will have a new look come this September. The home of the Red Hawks men’s and women’s soccer teams since 1998, the facility underwent a renovation during the months of May and June, most notably on the field surface where the natural grass has been replaced with field turf. In addition, new bleachers were constructed and windscreens bearing the Montclair State logo enclose the playing area.
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Alumni Profiles

Theresa Concepcion '04

Theresa Concepcion is a native of New Jersey and, in 2004 she received a B.A., magna cum laude, in English from Montclair State University. During her time at Montclair, Theresa contributed to the campus community by serving as Secretary for the Latino America Student Organization and by starting two columns for the Montclarion school paper which were the first of their kind. The first was a weekly book review of novels written by Latin American authors; the second was a bi-weekly column addressing issues facing the Latino community. [View full details]


Kristian Dyer '03

Kristian Dyer ’03 is a well known and sought after journalist with over five years of sports writing experience who has written national and local coverage for print and online. With appearances on television and radio, Dyer has a strong reputation and comfort with multiple forms of media. During his journalism career, he has covered a variety of sports including college football and basketball, soccer, the NFL, NBA, MLB, high school recruiting and the business of sports. He is a nationally known and recognized author whose pieces have been quoted in both national and international publications.[View full details]