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Sustainability: Profiles in LeadershipRepresentatives from the private sector, academia and government gathered October 17 at a “Symposium on Sustainability: Profiles in Leadership”, sponsored by the Corporate Communication Institute, whose director Michael Goodman, director, corporate/organizational communication, F-M, served as the moderator.
The symposium focused on how companies and the financial markets value sustainability and how companies are benefiting from sustainability initiatives. Goodman said that the involvement of various stakeholders requires that companies view sustainability as intertwined with corporate communications. He noted that Credit Suisse has incorporated its sustainability operations within its public relations department.
The panel included Ingrid Dyott, vice president at Neuberger Berman in New York City, where the symposium was held; Diane Morefield, senior vice president of investor relations, Equity Office Properties Trust; Andrew King, assistant professor, New York University’s Stern School of Business; Ann Gualtieri, vice president of investor relations, Dupont; Jim Thomas, executive director of health, safety and environment, Novartis; and representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
When asked how the events of September 11 would change perspectives on sustainability, most panelists said that companies needed to look at the root causes of why the attacks happened. Companies had an interest and a role in promoting socio-political stability over the long term and that role would not be unilateral but would involve working with other companies, governments and international organizations on a cooperative basis.
Arts of Spanish-speaking CountriesDuring the week of December 10, the modern languages and literature department is sponsoring an exhibit, "Arts of the Spanish-speaking Countries," featuring crafts produced by students in the Spanish Arts and Its Influence in the Americas class. An opening reception will be held on Monday, December 10, at 2 p.m., in the department, located on the second floor of the Stadler/Zenner Academic Building, Florham-Madison Campus. For more information call x8647.
Samuel J. Silberman College of Business AdministrationTwo senior health care leaders have joined the Health Executive MBA Systems Management Program (HEMBA), said Don Zimmerman, program director, T-H. Michael Azzara, chief executive officer and president of Valley Health Systems of Paramus, N.J., has accepted an appointment of senior executive fellow. In this role Azzara will provide a series of special lectures on current developments in the health care marketplace, provide student mentoring and assist the director in further program development.
In addition, Richard Oths, the primary architect and immediate past chief executive officer of Atlantic Health Systems of Florham Park, N.J., has been named chair of HEMBA’s Executive Advisory Panel. As chair, Oths will assist the director in further developing the panel and providing consultation in overall program operations.
New College of General and Continuing Studies
National Guard Distance-learningNew College has established an agreement with the New Jersey National Guard to offer undergraduate courses for the bachelor of arts in individualized studies and graduate courses in the master of administrative science program through the National Guard’s Distance-learning Network. Courses are being offered to students at the National Guard’s technology centers at Sea Girt, Cape May, Fort Dix and Trenton and the Teaneck Armory. The courses originate at Fort Dix and the Teaneck Armory, said Ronald Calissi, exeutive associate dean for off-campus credit programs, New College, T-H. According to Calissi, Fairleigh Dickinson is the only university offering degree-completion programs through the Distance-learning Network of the National Guard.
Tenafly Gifted and Talented ProgramA Gifted and Talented Program has been established at the Tenafly (N.J.) Middle School and is being taught by New College faculty. Twenty seventh- and eighth-grade students are enrolled in a course, Studies in American Values.
In addition, this is the third consecutive year the Gifted and Talented Program is being offered at Fieldstone School in Montvale, N.J. Lee Pierson, director of New College’s SEXTON Test Preparation Program, is teaching the course, Mind Expansion, to 25 students.
Enrollments Continue to GrowNew College fall 2001 enrollment increased by 6.3 percent over fall 2000. At the Florham-Madison Campus, enrollment in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management increased to 113 students. At the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus, credit programs increased from 2,546 students in fall 2000 to 2,706 students in fall 2001 (2,305 undergraduate, 401 graduate). The total fall 2001 credit enrollment of 2,819 students represents the highest enrollment in the college’s history.
Women Leaders in Global ArenaGlobal networking, public and nonprofit sector administration and leadership development for women will be the focus of the Building Women’s Leadership in the Global Arena Seminar, to be held at Wroxton College, England, July 20 to 26, 2002.
Top executives, entrepreneurs and scholars will explore the challenges of building women’s leadership. Invited speakers include, from the United Kingdom, Lady Shirley Williams, former secretary of state for education; Brenda Dean, trade unionist; and Kare Woolley, noted nonprofit fund-raiser. Leading the way from the United States will be Project Director Gina Plotino, an organizational development specialist with 20 years of experience in the public, private and nonprofit administration.
The program includes an introductory leadership forum to be held at the Florham-Madison Campus before the Wroxton trip. The three-credit graduate course combines study with experiential learning and travel. For more information contact Lorraine Neinstaadt, x7171.
University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies
Abolishing Death Penalty DiscussedNew Jersey State Assemblyman Alfred E. Steele (D-Dist. 35) discussed the death penalty and his initiatives for its abolishment on November 13 at the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus.
“The time is ripe,” said Steele, “for New Jersey to pause and rethink the death penalty. People have begun to look at the cruelty of the death penalty and the way penalties are carried out.”
Steele was elected to the State Assembly in 1995 and re-elected in 1997 and 1999. He is a leader in the movement for civil rights, employment opportunities and political empowerment. He has sponsored legislation to establish a demonstration needle exchange program through the Department of Health and Senior Services and has written bills that would abolish the death penalty.
His presentation is part of the University’s School of Criminal Justice
outreach program, which addresses the process of the criminal justice system
Psychological Services Center Offers Support GroupsThis fall, four new public outreach programs of the Center for Psychological Services are being offered at the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus. They include a Lesbian Support Group, Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Group for Women, a Parents’ Divorce Support Group and a Women’s Support Group.
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Group for Women is designed for women who have experienced sexual abuse as children. The group will focus on intimacy, self-esteem, independence, romantic and family relationships, health/wellness, friendships, trust and assertiveness.
The Lesbian Support Group is for women who are questioning their sexuality, bisexuals and gay women. Topics may include: “coming out,” romantic and family relationships, friendships, identity, prejudice/discrimination and self-esteem.
According to Linda Reddy, psychology, T-H, and director of the center, the Women’s Support Group is designed to improve women’s stress management, friendships, self-esteem, assertiveness, goal setting and family planning.
The Parents Divorce Support Group is for parents who are separated or
divorced. The group focuses on how to deal with the aftermath of separation
or divorce and includes adjusting to new family routines, residential arrangements,
future relationships and new interests.
Gallery Features Venus & MarsUniversity College Art Gallery’s current exhibit features Gerard Haggerty’s “Venus & Mars” through December 4 in University Hall, Teaneck-Hackensack Campus. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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