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Thursday September 29, 2022

“Can a College Class Be Meaningful?” • Philosophy for LunchThursday September 29, 2022 11:30 am - 12:30 pm; Schmitt Hall room 104

Can philosophical theories of meaning in life help us to assess the potential meaningfulness of classroom experiences themselves? In order to seek some clarity we will read and discuss passages of philosophy that will help us to carve this question into three distinct parts: (1) the subject matter of a class; (2) the extent to which you, as a student, are gripped by the subject matter; and (3) your engagement with the class. We will give special attention to the relations between #2 (your being gripped) and #3 (the way you engage). Here are some interesting questions to ponder: Is there a way of engaging that closes-off the possibility of having a meaningful experience? Is meaningfulness connected to learning? If it is, can we understand meaningfulness and learning as distinct benefits of a class? Is having a pleasurable experience in a class different from having a meaningful experience in a class?

Case Studies 1: Damien Davis – OLD CURRENCIESThursday September 29, 2022 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Alexander Kasser Theater room Lobby and mezzanine

Case Studies 1: Damien Davis – OLD CURRENCIES brings together new and recent works by Damien Davis, on loan from Uprise Art, that explore Blackness through symbols, shapes, colors, and digital technology.

"Nothing Under Heaven" by Joseph LiatelaThursday September 29, 2022 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm; George Segal Gallery

The artist’s first solo museum exhibition brings together new commissions and recent works that explore the need for connection, pleasure, and agency within oppressive systems. Curated by Jesse Bandler Firestone, Curator and Exhibition Coordinator, University Galleries

Career Fair Prep (Webinar)Thursday September 29, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Online

Attend this webinar to learn how to prepare for Montclair State's upcoming career and internship fairs!

Drop-In Collective Lily Care: "Nothing Under Heaven" by Joseph LiatelaThursday September 29, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Engage in an act of collective care by switching out the flowers in Joseph Liatela’s To Wield The Night with fresh lilies. Guided by University Galleries student educators.

HISPA Role Model Program: Kick-Off and Recruiting Event Thursday September 29, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm; University Hall room University Conference Center

Join HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement) at the Kick-Off and Recruiting Event themed "UNIDOS: Inspiring Latino Students for a Stronger Nation". The HISPA Role Model Program enables Hispanic professionals to step into classrooms as positive examples for our youth. Guests may attend in-person at Montclair State University, or tune into the virtual live stream. Register at:

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