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Fast Track Master's in Educational Leadership - Information Session, Oct. 23
The College of Education and Human Services is accepting applications
for its Fast Track Option for the Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership.
Students admitted to the program will take courses through a combination of online, face-to-face and hybrid models, and will earn a master's degree in fourteen months while working full-time.  This is a "summer to summer" opportunity to receive a master’s degree as well as principal and supervisor certification, and the next cohort will
begin taking classes in June 2011.
To RSVP for this information session, please visit the REGISTRATION WEB SITE. If you have questions prior to the session, please contact Professor Eunice Grippaldi at

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October 2010
Vol. 4, Issue 10

Alumni News

Thousands Came Home to Celebrate on Saturday, Oct. 9!
Montclair State University community members, their families, and friends from surrounding communities were treated to a picture-perfect day and plenty of fabulous entertainment as they all joined together on October 9 to celebrate the University’s 2010 Homecoming and Family Day. With events scheduled from morning to night, there was something to satisfy everyone there, whether they were students, alumni, family members, faculty and staff, friends, or neighbors. (View full article). To view additional photos of the day click here. And be sure to save the date for Homecoming 2011, Saturday, October 29!

University News

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Opens Montclair State’s Newest Residential Facility, the Francis A. Sinatra Hall

SinatraHallWith the traditional ribbon cutting as the centerpiece, the opening ceremony was hosted by Montclair State University’s Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life Karen L. Pennington and featured remarks from Little Falls Mayor Michael DeFrancisci, as well as Montclair State’s Student Government Association President Chris Goscinski, Residence Leadership Council President Alyssa Stokes, and Sinatra Hall’s community assistant, Joe Zobel.

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Margaret '38 and Herman '37 Sokol Science Lecture: The Arctic in a Warmer World, October 26
Many of us take global warming for granted. Bob Reiss will share his expertise and personal experiences on what to do about our current huge contributions to greenhouse gases that are warming the Earth and making our weather more dangerous. Click here for details.

Broadcaster of the Year Award Presented to Brenda Blackmon
BrendaBlackmonFour-time Emmy Award-winning My9 News anchor Brenda Blackmon was presented with the 2010 Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award at Montclair State University’s DuMont Television Center on October 8. The Broadcaster of the Year Award is presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of broadcasting. [View the full article].
To view the current issue of "On Air", the Department of Broadcasting's Newsletter click here

Athletics News

Crowd of More Than 6,000 Cheer at Homecoming Football Game as Red Hawks Overpower TCNJ's Lions 30 - 14 [View the full article]

Tatro Hat Trick Catapults Men's Soccer Past CCNY, 9-1
[View the full article]

Homecoming Reunion for Athletes
Alumni celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the 1960 undefeated football team during Homecoming. Team members, cheerleaders and friends returned to campus for a reunion luncheon and special recognition ceremony during the Homecoming game. Click here for photos of the day's events.

Alumni Profiles

Recent Graduates Walk for Charity
Nutley, New Jersey, natives and brand-new Montclair State University alumni
Rob Bonora ’10 and Anthony Greco ’10 recently returned home from a 2,912-mile cross-county cancer awareness walk. Their “Coast to Coast for a Cure” marathon raised roughly $65,000 in donations for Gail’s Angels, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families whose mothers have breast cancer and whose children have autism; Derek’s Dreams, a foundation for children with ataxia telangiectasia, a rare, neurodegenerative, inherited disease; and the St. Jude’s Foundation. The two best friends also wanted to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
(View full article)

Filmmaking Student’s Documentary Wins Multiple Awards
After a 30-year career in still photography, Dennis Connors decided to expand into moving pictures, enrolled in Montclair State University’s filmmaking program, and created a short documentary film that is not only being screened at film festivals around the country, but is also winning awards. (View full article)

Calendar of Events

Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Speakers & Poets: Poetry Reading Featuring Vona Broarke - Oct. 14

Carolyn Carlson Company - CCN Roubais (France): Double Vision - Oct. 14 - 17

The Art of Buying Art - Oct. 14, 23, 28

Teaching Italian Meeting III - Technology: Getting with the Program - Oct. 15

Economic Outlook and the Impact of the 2014 Super Bowl - Oct. 20

Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM: Dark Matters - Oct. 21 - 24

International Symposium on Sustainability Science: The
Emerging Paradigm and the Urban Environment
- Oct. 25 - 27
(Alumni register at discounted price)

John J. Cali School of Music: MSU Symphonic Band and Campus-Community Band - Oct 27

Ph.D. Book Presentation: Italian Folk,
Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives - Oct. 28

Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Speakers & Poets: Featuring Michael Longley - Oct. 28

John J. Cali School of Music: University Singers and MSU Wind Symphony - Oct. 29

John J. Cali School of Music: MSU Symphony Orchestra/Jeffrey Grogan, Conductor - Oct. 30

November . . .

Auschwitz Survivor Mauriice Siidmarc of Long Island to Speak - Nov. 2
Contact Esmilda Abreu for information

NJEA Convention - Nov. 4 - 5
Stop by the MSU table to sign in and receive your alumni gift!

Bringing Down the Stars and Moving Them Around - Nov. 6

Conversation with Peter Barnett
on Will Barnett and Creative Aging - Nov. 6

Town and Country: Music of European Royalty and Aristocracy - Nov. 7

John J. Cali School of Music - Faculty Recital Series - Nov. 7

Knute Rockney 1970 Bowl Team Reunion - Nov 20

Ongoing . . .

Experience the Magical Sound and Light Exhibition of: Everywhere Is the Best Seat, by Christopher Janney - Now through Nov. 14

Segal Gallery Exhibition: Will Barnet Now through Dec. 11

Peak Performances

Fall Sports Underway at Montclair State. Come out and cheer your favorite team on. Click sport for game schedule -
Field Hockey
Men’s Soccer
Women’s Soccer