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April 2011
Volume 5, Issue 4

Alumni News

Alumni Use LinkedIn and other Social Media to Get and
Ace Interviews!

Nearly 100 alumni came back to campus to attend the second seminar in the Career Resource Seminar Series, "Use LinkedIn and other Social Media to Get and Ace Interviews, on April 7. The evening featured Robert Hellman, a certified Five O'Clock Club Career Coach, a Vice President at the Club, a professor at New York University, and author of the book Your Social Media Job Search. The Five O’Clock Club is a national outplacement and career counseling network with certified career counselors across the United States. Hellman introduced strategies, techniques, and resources on how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media to maximize one’s job search. While participants learned how to utilize these essential tools, the evening was a great opportunity for alumni to network with professionals in their field.

The office of Alumni Relations continues to develop monthly Career Resource Seminars, which feature guest speakers discussing the tools necessary to move forward during a career transition / job search. Look in your in box for invitations to the next sessions:

* Effective Interviewing - May 12
* Resume Writing - June 8

Help Paint Montclair State University’s Future
Broadcast major, Christine Devenney ′06, recently shared her college experience at the University’s Freshman Discovery Day. Devenney is one of many alumni who are giving back to their alma mater by joining the Alumni Recruitment Team, a group of alumni who support the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in recruitment efforts.
[View full article]

University News
2011 Foundation Annual Dinner to Benefit the
School of Business

The Montclair State University Foundation Annual Dinner, will be held Thursday, April 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the University Hall Conference Center. With the theme, “Our Students are Your Business,” this year’s event will focus on the exciting developments taking place in the University’s School of Business.

The Annual Dinner is also the occasion for the presentation of the Carpe Diem Award, presented annually to a distinguished alumni or friend of the University for outstanding professional and personal achievements.The honoree for 2011 is Douglas L. Kennedy, State President, New Jersey for Capital One Bank. Kennedy is not only one of the state’s most successful banking executives, but has been a member of Montclair State University’s Board of Trustees for more than a decade, and currently serves as its chair.
[View full article]

Sokol Lecture Features Noted Obesity Expert
James A. Levine

Renowned obesity expert James A. Levine, MD, PhD discussed the importance of movement in his presentation at the 2011 Margaret and Herman Sokol Science Lecture held recently at Montclair State University’s Alexander Kasser Theater.
[View full article]

Students Celebrate Italian Language and Culture Day 2011
More than 400 New Jersey middle school and high school students came to Montclair State campus to celebrate Italian Language and Culture Day--an annual, signature collaboration between the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and ITANJ (Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey)-- on Wednesday, March 30.
[View full article]

Academy for Educational Development Recognizes MSU
for Teacher Preparation
The Academy for Educational Development's National Institute for Work and Learning has recognized Montclair State University's Teacher Preparation Program in its new report, Pursuing Excellence in Teacher Preparation: Evidence of Institutional Change from TNE Learning Network Universities. [View full article]

Athletics News

Women's Soccer Alumnae Game
More than 20 alumnae hit the field at the annual Montclair State University Women's Soccer Alumnae Game on April 8. The current Montclair State women’s soccer team defeated the alumnae
team, 3-0.

Game Day! Alumnae (red shirts) with current players (grey shirts).

Read more about Montclair State University athletics.

Alumni Profile

Meet Ariel Frenkel
Theatre major, Ariel Frenkel ′08, knew at a very young age that he wanted to be an actor, but didn’t know he would be as comfortable behind the scenes as well as in the scene. That was until he found himself writing, directing, and starring in his first feature film, Pluto[View full article]

Calendar of Events

Focus on Princeton Art Exhibit - Through April 16

The BA Project
April 14 - 21

Passport by Robert Whitman
April 16 - 17

3rd Celebration of University
Book Authors

April 18
MSU Wind Symphony and
Symphonic Band

April 20

Bloomberg's New York: Class And Governance in The Luxury City
April 20

7th Annual Redhawks Football Beefsteak Dinner
April 21

Lacrosse for Autism -
Kean vs. Men's Lacrosse

April 22

John J. Cali School of Music: MSU Symphony Orchestra
April 25

Dr. Lawrence Baldassaro presents “Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball.”
April 25

University Singers and MSU Chorale Spring Concert
April 26

New Works Initiative
April 28 – May 3

2nd Annual Redhawks Soccer Beefsteak Dinner
April 29

Albert Herring
May 2 - May 3

Fred Hersch: My Coma Dreams
May 7 – May 8

Career Resource Seminar Series: Inspired Interviewing
May 12

Class of 1961 – 50th Reunion
May 19 (Optional) and May 20    

Class of 1956 - 55th Reunion
May 19 (Optional) and May 20   

50+ Reunion Luncheon
May 20

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
Tour and accommodations with breakfast
starting at $3,699
. For more information e-mail