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September 2010
Vol. 4, Issue 9

Alumni News

Celebrate Homecoming and Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 9!
All alumni are invited back to campus to take part in events and programs during Homecoming. There are many activities taking place on campus for the entire campus community, including alumni, families and friends. Click here for a listing.

And celebratng their Silver Anniversary, members of the class of 1985 will come back to campus for a Beer Tasting Celebration on the veranda of the Alexander Kasser Theater. All alumni are welcome to join the party, advance registration $15 pp, at the door $25 pp. We encourage you to register now. Call 973-655-4141 or e-mail Winsome Wynter for details

University News

President Addresses Campus Community on Opening Day
Dr. Cole Sept. 2010Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole addressed faculty and staff on September 1 ,welcoming eveyone back to campus for the start of the new Academic Year.
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9/11 Flag Stitching Ceremony
In recognition of the September 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by the founding fathers, Montclair State University celebrated Constitution Day on September 14 with a day of extraordinary events. The opening ceremony was held in the Conference Center in University Hall followed by a flag-stitching ceremony involving FDNY firefighters, and local service heroes nominated by the public for the honor of being able to contribute to the restoration of the National 9/11 Flag. This famous flag was destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001, but is gradually being restored. Participants in the Montclair State ceremony helped to sew the New Jersey restorative patch onto the flag. Montclair State was the second stop on a tour planned for the National 9/11 Flag. The flag will make its way to all 50 states with Montclair State being the only university in the nation on the tour, and the only place in New Jersey where the flag-stitching ceremony was held.

CandlesAs we remember the tragic loss of lives on September 11, 2001 we honor our MSU alumni who perished that day: Jean DePalma '80, Robert "Bobby" Hughes '01, Dorota Kopiczko '99, Joseph Pick '03, Steven Schlag '82, Khalid Shahid '99, Dennis Taormina, Jr. '88 and Shari Kandell, a student who was made an honorary alumna, posthumously.

Athletics News

2000 National Championship Baseball Team Reunites
In honor of their 10-year anniversary of the 2000 National Championship vicotry, teamates and friends gathered at Yogi Berra Stadum on August 14.
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Homecoming Reunion for Athletes
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1960 undefeated football team! Team members are returing to campus for a reunion luncheon and special recognition ceremony during the Homecoming game. Alumni from all of the undefeated football teams, cheer leaders and athletes who were coached by the late Jerry Edwards have been invited to this celebration luncheon. Cost is $50 pp, reservations are required. If you would like to attend and would like more information e-mail Myrtis Yake
or call 973-655-4036.

Alumni Profile
Joyce Smith

Joyce M. Smith ’94

As Chief Legal Officer of Prudential Trust Company, she handles all of the Trust Company’s legal matters, including its collective investment trusts.  As of June 30, Prudential Trust Company had $31.8 billion in assets under management.  In addition, Joyce is a VP and Corporate Counsel in the Public Fixed Income area of Prudential Investment Management, Inc., Prudential’s primary public fixed income asset manager. Read more.

Calendar of Events

Experience the Magical Sound and LIght Exhibition of: Everywhere Is the Best Seat, by Christopher Janney - Sept. 1 - Nov. 14

Art Connections 7, Call for Artists - through Sept. 17

Reception Honoring the Late Professor "Scory" Teresa de Escoriaza - Sept. 22

Segal Gallery to Host Reception and Exhibition: Will Barnet - Opening Reception Sept. 25, reservations required. Exhibition dates: Sept. 21 through Dec. 11

Graduate Open House, Sept. 26

New Jersey 28th Annual Law School Admissions Day - Sept. 29

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author,
Junot Diaz Book Signing and Reading Sept. 30

School of Business to host International Business and Economics Conference
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Homecoming 2010 - Oct. 9

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

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

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

Sokol Lecture: The Arctic in a Warmer World. Bestselling Author Bob Reiss - Oct. 26. Reserve your seat by calling Kasser Box Office 973-655-5112.

Ph.D. Book Presentation: Italian Folk,
Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives - Oct. 26

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