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There is still time to take advantage of the Charitable Tax Benefit.
Get the latest information about making
a Charitable IRA Rollover Gift for 2010 - available now through Jan. 31, 2011

You're Invited to try the Nook!
Alumni NOOK Night at
Clifton Barnes and Noble
Date: 1/20/11 Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Location: Barnes and Noble Book Store,
395 Route 3 East, Clifton , NJNook
Cost: Free (coffee will be provided)
Description: Learn about Barnes and Noble's eReader, the NOOK.
Meet the store's digital master, who will demonstrate the attributes
of the NOOK including PUB IT!, which offers independent authors
a way to distribute their work digitally through Attendees
also will be able to try out the new NOOKcolor. NOOKcolor has a
full-color touch screen and wireless access, with the ability to share
reading with friends via Facebook and Twitter.
For additional information contact Joyce Frommer, Community Relations Manager, Barnes and Noble, Clifton
(973) 779-2730 or e-mail her at

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Coming Soon . . .
MontclairConnect. A new online community for Montclair State alumni. Your official link to the campus and all things alumni. Here are some of the great features you can look forward to: Reconnect with old friends and make new ones through the searchable online directory, stay up to date on the latest university news, check for events to attend and register, learn about benefits and services available, find opportunities to support Montclair State, network with alumni in your area, sign up for free e-mail forwarding, use the Facebook-connect option, post to class notes and use discussion boards.

As we build the foundation of MontclairConnect, we invite you to be the first to explore and help us test the new system by visiting our Online Survey.

Career Services for Alumni
The Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education at Montclair State offers services designed to encourage both life-long career development and community engagement. The center provides career planning activities and tools intended to help our students and graduates discover where they best fit in the world of work. Learn more about careers and your interests, get help preparing your resume and job hunting, find tips and support when dealing with job loss, receive alerts about federal job opportunities and more by connecting with counselors from the Center for Career Services. Call 973-655-5194 to arrange for an appointment.

January 2011
Vol. 5, Issue 1

Alumni News

The Center for Writing Excellence Offers Services for Alumni
WritingAll writers need readers, and our new Center for Writing Excellence is here to help.  We officially launched the CWE just a year ago, on the first floor of Sprague Library.  Our services are available to all members of the Montclair State University community who are committed to developing and improving as writers.  The CWE is open whenever the university is open, including weekends.  One-on-one, twenty-five minute sessions with our experienced writing consultants are designed to help you with every aspect of the writing process, including—
  • Getting started: Understanding the writing task and generating ideas
  • Drafting: Developing a focus and an argument, selecting appropriate evidence, and organizing your ideas
  • Revising: Choosing strategies to improve drafts
  • Polishing: Learning to edit your own writing
    [View full article]

University News

Montclair State Expands Audiology Doctoral Program with New Clinical Designation
Clinical and Research Audiology Doctorates are the Only Offered in NJ
Montclair State University will offer a new degree designation for its clinical doctorate in audiology, beginning in fall 2011.  The clinical doctoral program, which will now lead to a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree, is designed for those who are interested in a clinically oriented career.  The program enables graduates to conduct audiological assessments and to provide treatment to children and adults who have hearing loss and balance problems. [View full article]

Recent Montclair State Graduates Participate in American Council on Education Survey
Results Reflect and Exceed National Trends
December 13, 2010—The American Council on Education (ACE) today released results of a 2010 survey of recent college graduates (25-39 years old) of two- and four-year institutions about their undergraduate experiences.  Montclair State University alumni participated in this survey, with results that reflect—and in some cases exceed—national trends.
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Athletics News

Montclair Inducts 38th Athletic Hall of Fame Class
The Montclair State Department of Athletics added four new members into its Hall of Fame as the inductees were honored on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at The Conference Center at Montclair State University (located in University Hall). [View full article]

Football, Men's Soccer Complete Outstanding 2010 Campaigns
The Montclair State football and men’s soccer teams capped off another outstanding fall season as both teams reached the second round of their respective NCAA Division III Championship tournaments.
[View full article]

Read more about Montclair State athletics.

Alumni Profile

Paul V. Stahlin '74, CPA, was recently elected as the chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the world’s largest body of CPAs. Paul has many years of service to the organization and was past president of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Paul Stahlin

He said the United States is emerging from a period of economic turmoil that has “driven demand for new business practices, new regulations, new oversight, and new solutions,” in his inaugural speech, titled “Seize the Future.”  

As a student at Montclair State, Stahlin was part of the first fully matriculated accounting program at the School of Business. An accounting major, he helped found and was the first president of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. He was vice president of the accounting club and active on the College Life Union Board.

He met his future wife, Annamary Ladanye ’74, the first week of his freshman year. The couple lives in Montgomery Township, NJ, and has four daughters, Helen, Kathryn, Emily, and Maggie.

“The education at Montclair State went beyond book knowledge,” Paul shares proudly. “It served as a foundation for a sense of community and solidified the need to give back to that community.”

Paul has been a member of the MSU Foundation Board of Trustees since 1999 and is a past chair of the Board. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater in 1999. He was co-chair of the Campaign for the Second Century, the largest in the University’s history, which raised $60 million for Montclair State. 

Paul is regional president of Skylands Community Bank in Chester, NJ. He has had an extensive career in banking, having served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fleet Credit Card Services and corporate controller of Summit Bancorp. He is currently chair of the audit committee of the Somerset Medical Center Board of Trustees.  His community involvement and board service are extensive.
“My four years at Montclair State prepared me well with the skills required to achieve success in the world beyond college,” he adds.
Read full press release.

Calendar of Events

Art Connections7- Jan. 18 - Feb. 19

Alumni Nook Night at Barnes and Noble in Clifton - Jan. 20

Pane Amaro Film Screening - Jan. 24

Troubleyn/ Jan Fabre: Prometheus - Landscape II - Jan. 20 - 30

Fast Track in Educational Leadership Informational Session - Jan. 29

Carter Brey and Christopher O’Riley - Feb. 5

Imani Winds: The Zafir Project with Simon Shaheen - Feb. 6

City Theatre & Dance Group / Robyn Orlin: Walking Next to Our Shoes… - Feb. 10 - 20

MSU Symphony Orchestra - Feb 23

Cali School Faculty Recital Series - Feb. 12

Sweet Charity - Feb. 16 - 26

MSU Wind Symphony and Bloomfield Youth Band - Feb. 22

Jack Sacher Memorial Alumni Lecture, Christopher Mattaliano '79, opera director - Feb. 23

MSU Symphony Orchestra - Feb. 23

Perspectives on Maria Montessori in the Early Childhood Classroom - March 9

Focus on Princeton Art Exhibit - March 12 - April 16

Margaret and Herman Sokol Science Lecture Series: "Move it and lose it....weight loss for the New Age" - March 29

Relay For Life at Montclair State -
April 8 - 9

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

Peak Performances - Full calendar

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.

Sports are in full swing for our Montclair State athletes.
Come out and cheer your favorite team on. Click sport for game schedule:

Travel to Art Basel Festival in Switzerland with the George Segal Gallery, June 10 - 18, 2011
Tour and accommodations with breakfast
starting at $3,699
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