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March 2011
Vol. 5, Issue 3

Alumni News

Career Resource Seminar Series - March 10
InnerView:  Develop Your Personal Brand and Improve Your Interview Success
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: University Hall, Lecture Hall 1030
Cost: Free
Join the nearly 100 alumni who registered for the first of several career workshops that will be offered this spring! Learn how to develop personal branding skills, including your brand statement (a combination of your transferable skills and the unique qualities that make you marketable to a specific audience) and 20-30 second value proposition (a concise, well-crafted statement that presents your qualifications in a way that differentiates you from others).  Leverage what you learn for better networking and interviewing skills. The evening will feature Kathy Carliner who joins us with more than 25 years experience in public relations, branding, and communications coaching. For additional information, call 973-655-4141.

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University News

University President on List of New Jersey's Most Powerful
Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole and three members of the University’s Board of Trustees were named to NJBIZ’s 2011 list of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey business. [View full article]

Basketball All-American and Alumna Carol Blazejowski '78 Appointed to University Advancement Position
Carol Blazejowski, one of the most legendary trailblazers in women's basketball and a Montclair University alumna, has been named associate vice president of University Advancement at Montclair State, effective February 21, 2011. [View full article]

Norelli’s Pane Amaro Kicks off the Spring Semester for the Coccia Institute [View full article]

A Night to Remember: Tenor Luigi Boccia Presents Opera Workshop to Cali School Voice Students [View full article]

President Cole Travels to Russia with International Education and U.S. Department of State Delegation
Leaders from Seven U.S. Colleges and Universities Visit [View full article]

New Master of Arts in Family & Child Studies
The Master of Arts in Family and Child Studies at Montclair State University prepares dedicated practitioners and scholars to address the needs of families and children across the lifespan. [Click here for more information.]

Athletics News

April 21-7th Annual Redhawks Football Beefsteak Dinner
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April 29-2nd Annual Redhawks Soccer Beefsteak Dinner
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Read more about Montclair State University athletics.

Alumni Profile

Ines Rosales ’04, Traffic Reporter on FOX 5, Good Day New York
“You have to give a lot, nothing is given to you,” says Broadcasting alumna Ines Rosales of her career in Broadcasting.  

Rosales gave her all at her last job at Metro Traffic, where she was responsible for running cameras for channels 2, 5, 7, 11 and Univision.  Hard work paid off: at Metro Traffic, she was encouraged to go on the air.  She took the opportunity, and it got her where she is today, as the traffic reporter for Fox News.   “It’s a door that was opened for me,” and it changed her life. [View full article]

Calendar of Events

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

Focus on Princeton Art Exhibit - March 12 - April 16

Organ Masterclass with Frederick Swann - March 18

Wine Tasting 101 - A Recent Alumni Network (RAN) Event - March 24

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange: The Matter of Origins - March 24-27

Cali School Faculty Recital Series - March 27

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

Keynote Address By Dr. Teresa Fiore, New Inserra Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies - April 4

Cali School Faculty Recital Series - April 4

Dance Works 2011 - April 6-10

Relay For Life at Montclair State -
April 8 - 9

The BA Project Performance dates: April 14 - 21

Passport by Robert Whitman
April 16 - 17

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.

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
. For more information e-mail