Dean's Corner - Spring 2014



This spring semester in the College of the Arts is filled with accomplishments, marked by students performing in important venues, programs achieving milestones, and visitors to campus fostering innovation.

Students at the John J. Cali School of Music have been performing at some great locations, including a concert at Carnegie Hall, and a performance of Verdi's Messa di Requiem with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra by the Chorale. The Cali School is also hosting an upcoming conference, "Giving Voice To Democracy in Music Education," from June 20 to 22.

Keeping pace with our musicians, dance majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance recently performed at the American College Dance Festival (ACDF) where two of their pieces were selected for inclusion in the closing night gala performance, while on campus, our musical theatre students performed to wide acclaim in 42 Street.

The Department of Art and Design's speakers series, Art Forum/Art Talks, continues to provide a steady stream of art world professionals -- too many to list. Artists such as painter David Humphrey and art critics Eleanor Heartney and Michael Nichols are fostering invaluable discussions and mind-stretching experiences among our students. 

Meanwhile, the School of Communication and Media prepares to debut its B.A. program in Journalism program this fall. And be sure to read the article that appears in this issue about the School’s Center for Cooperative Media, a multiplatform hub creating unprecedented collaborations among top media organizations, which will be hosting its first-ever conference April 25-26.

Whether you are an enrolled-student, an alumnus/a, or member of our greater community, you have many events to choose from on campus.  I hope you'll catch the remaining days of the exhibition "Jersey Women Artists Now" at the George Segal Gallery, a Film Forum talk or Peak Performances opportunity in April or May.