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May 2011
Volume 6, Issue 5

Alumni News

Phi Mu Sinfonia - 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Office of Alumni Relations is working in conjunction with Ron Owens ’65 and Thomas Ubriaco III ’07 to plan the 50th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the Lambda Mu Chapter at Montclair State, which will be held on March 31, 2012.

If you are interested in being part of the Reunion Committee, and/or to update your contact information, please e-mail with the subject line: Phi Mu Sinfonia Reunion.

University News

President's Address to the University Community

It is with pleasure that I greet you on this April day and hope that you all feel, as do I, the wonderful, energizing gift of spring. Just when the burdens of the year were beginning to get us down, here comes the sun, the blooms, the green that says "Go!" and, today, the taking of a moment to eat some ice cream and to glance backwards over our shoulders and see behind us with some surprise and justifiable satisfaction the accomplishments of the year. [View full article]

Foundation Annual Dinner is a Glittering Success
Carpe Diem Award presented to Douglas Kennedy and $300,000 raised for the School of Business

In a Conference Center transformed by Montclair State University students to look like a glittering cityscape, more than 300 members of the corporate, philanthropic, and University communities gathered on April 28 for the 2011 Montclair State University Foundation Annual Dinner. The dinner is held each year to honor the Carpe Diem Award recipient and to raise funds for the University.
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Montclair State University Welcomes Dr. Teresa Fiore
Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies

Dr. Teresa Fiore, the Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra Endowed
Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, was welcomed formally to the academic community on April 4th, in an exceptional program sponsored by the Provost, University Advancement, CHSS’s Department of Spanish and Italian, the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and the Amici della Cultura Italiana Club.  The site for this festive occasion was University Hall’s impressive Conference Center, the same venue in which MSU President Susan Cole had hosted on February 18, 2009 a celebration of the establishment of the Inserra Chair.
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University Authors Recognized at Reception
In what has become an annual celebration, Montclair State University faculty, staff, and administrators gathered in the Periodicals Reading Room of the Sprague Library on April 18 to recognize members of the University community who have had books published in the past year and to view their work. [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).

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Alumni Profile

A Long and Winding Road

Joan Ficke ’71 was recently named
dean of The Graduate School at Montclair State University.

Over her 34-year career at Montclair State, Dr. Ficke has served in several key positions in Academic Affairs, director of the Women’s Center, and most recently as the University’s senior vice provost. Today, as the dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Ficke’s goal is to encourage more students to continue their education past undergraduate work – on to the many opportunities available at the graduate and doctoral levels.
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Calendar of Events

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
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