Florham Campus This Month

February 2020

1 Sat.–29 Sat.; Exhibit, “A Man, A University, An Island,” story of restoration of Ellis Island and how Peter Sammartino, FDU founding president, organized Restore Ellis Island Committee and lobbied U.S. Congress for funds to renovate island’s Great Arrival Hall; display includes news magazine reportages (1975–1977), books and photos; Reference Room and Entrance Display Case, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Mon.–Thu., 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 2–10 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8516.

1 Sat.–29 Sat.; Black History Month Exhibit, “Education and Inclusion: Brown v. Board of Education (1954)”; Reference Room, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Mon.–Thu., 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 2–10 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8516.

1 Sat.; Financial Aid Workshop, special presentation on “Understanding Your Financial Aid Awards,” differences between merit- and need-based aid, information about FAFSA filing process, campus tour and lunch; Dreyfuss Building, check-in 9:30 a.m., workshop 10 a.m., free, registration necessary, to register and for information go to Financial Aid Workshop – Florham Campus.

3 Mon.; Last Day for New Registrations and Final Drop/Add Changes.

3 Mon.–27 Thu.; Writing and Visual Express (WaVE) Exhibit, “Seeking Humanity in America’s Prisons: A WaVE Exhibit of Art, Writing and Activism,” student writing and art exhibition created through collaboration between honors writing and graphic design classes focusing on themes from Jimmy Santiago Baca’s memoir A Place to Stand and addressing topics such as relationship between literacy and poverty and intersection between race, immigration and incarceration, co-sponsored by Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, graphic design program, Florham College Writing Program and Campus Executive’s Office; WaVE Exhibit Area, College Writing Office (Suite 222, Upper Balcony), Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Mon.–Thu., 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8710 or email sharon_brueno@fdu.edu.

6 Thu.; Information Session, Regional Center for Learning Disabilities, for parents and prospective students; Sullivan Lounge, Hennessy Hall, 10 a.m., free, limited seating, reservation necessary, for reservation and information call 973-443-8981 or email hebert@fdu.edu.

7 Fri.; Discovery Workshop, basic instruction to some of main features of new library system such as finding books and journal articles, interlibrary loans and using citation tool; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, 3–4 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8627 or email potdevin@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

8 Sat.; Second Annual First Pitch Dinner, celebrate start of new baseball season, featuring keynote speaker Tom Verducci, writer for Sports Illustrated and its online magazine SI.com; MLB analyst and reporter, Fox Sports; and field reporter for MLB postseason on TBS; buffet-style dinner, silent auction, baseball apparel sales and introduction of 2020 Devils baseball team and coaching staff, hosted by Devils athletics; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 7 p.m., $70 general public, FDU faculty/staff/students, $50 FDU alumni, registration necessary, to register and for information go to Second Annual First Pitch Dinner – Devils Baseball, for inquiries email jamiequinn@fdu.edu.

10 Mon.; Discovery Workshop, basic instruction to some of main features of new library system such as finding books and journal articles, interlibrary loans and using citation tool; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, 10–11 a.m., free, for information call 973-443-8627 or email potdevin@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

10 Mon.; Black History Month, “BEYOND Diversity: A Conversation About Authentic Inclusion in Higher Education,” Lawrence Alexander, search consultant, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, Boston, Mass., sponsored by Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Campus Life and Iota Phi Theta fraternity; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center, 3 p.m., free, RSVP necessary, to RSVP and for information email kati05@fdu.edu.

11 Tue.; TIAA Individual Counseling, sponsored by human resources; Fritz Lounge, Second Floor, Hennessy Hall, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., free, by appointment, for appointment and information call 1-800-732-8353 or go to TIAA Consultations and Seminars.

12 Wed.; TechLaunch BullPen, selected and vetted tech startup companies pitch business plans to panel of investors and mixed audience, selected tech ventures receive mentoring; winner gets guaranteed opportunity to pitch to Jumpstart NJ Angel Network and Tech Council Ventures II plus $15,000 worth of professional services from Gibbons Law, Withum, Gearhart Law and Casabona Ventures, co-hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University and Morris Tech Meetup; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, registration/pizza/networking 4:30–5 p.m., introductions 5–5:15 p.m., BullPen Program 5:15–7 p.m., announcement of winners/networking 7 p.m., free, registration necessary, to register go to TechLaunch Bullpen, for information go to TechLaunch Bullpen #16.

14 Fri.; Breakfast with HR Supervisor Training Workshop, “The Hiring Process,” with Patricia Miller, manager of employment, and Julie Friedman, director of payroll (for any payroll question), for FDU department heads, chairs and supervisors (staff involved in hiring process may attend with supervisor approval), sponsored by human resources; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, 9–11 a.m., free, RSVP necessary by 7 Fri., supervisors must submit RSVP for staff attending, to RSVP and for information email Kerryr@fdu.edu.

14 Fri.; Florham Campus Forum, campus updates, sponsored by Office of Florham Campus Executive; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 11:30 a.m.; Lunch follows, free, for information call 973-443-8927 or email dawson@fdu.edu, for Florham Campus faculty and staff only.

15 Sat.; Explore Day — Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour, majors/concentrations, scholarships/financial-aid opportunities, internship/honors/study-abroad programs, sponsored by admissions; Admissions Office, Rothman Building, check-in 9:30 a.m., registration necessary, for registration and information call 973-443-8900, email joanne_chirico@fdu.edu or go to Visit FDU.

17 Mon.; Explore Day — Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour, majors/concentrations, scholarships/financial-aid opportunities, internship/honors/study-abroad programs, sponsored by admissions; Admissions Office, Rothman Building, check-in 9:30 a.m., registration necessary, for registration and information call 973-443-8900, email joanne_chirico@fdu.edu or go to Visit FDU.

17 Mon.; Information Session, Regional Center for Learning Disabilities, for parents and prospective students; Sullivan Lounge, Hennessy Hall, 10 a.m., free, limited seating, reservation necessary, for reservation and information call 973-443-8981 or email hebert@fdu.edu.

18 Tue.; Discovery Workshop, basic instruction to some of main features of new library system such as finding books and journal articles, interlibrary loans and using citation tool; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, 5–6 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8627 or email potdevin@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

19 Wed.; United Nations Private Tour, sponsored by global learning; United Nations Headquarters, N.Y.C., 9 a.m.–2 p.m., transportation provided (bus leaves from Ferguson Recreation Center at 9 a.m.), limited seating, online registration and $10 deposit to secure space on trip required, fill out envelope and place deposit on board outside Global Learning Office (Basement, Lenfell Hall [between Core Office and Study Abroad Office]), confirmation email sent once deposit has been received, deposit returned upon trip attendance, for registration go to FDU U.N. Trip, for information call 201-692-7362 or email ferraroa@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

20 Thu.; Student Panel, Regional Center for Learning Disabilities, current students discuss value of Regional Center’s services and their transition to college and share strategies that have made them successful; Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall, 7 p.m., preceded by Regional Center for Learning Disabilities Information Session 6:30 p.m., free, limited seating, reservation necessary, for reservation and information call 973-443-8981 or email hebert@fdu.edu.

20 Thu.; New Jersey Speakers Series, Peter Diamandis, founder, XPRIZE Foundation, and named one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Greatest Leaders,” presented by FDU and sponsored by PSEG, PNC Bank, The Allergan Foundation, TD Bank, Delta Dental, Schenk Price Smith & King LLP, WCBS Newsradio, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and nj.com affiliated with The Star-Ledger; NJPAC, Newark, N.J., 8 p.m., tickets sold by subscription (based on availability, subscriptions will continue to be sold on prorated basis throughout remainder of season), open seating (seats available on first-come, first-served basis), to order tickets call 1-888-696-5722 or go to New Jersey Speakers Series.

22 Sat.; School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Spring 2020 Open House, meet faculty, staff and current students; learn about PharmD program; gain insight into PharmD program admissions process; and tour school; School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 230 Park Ave., Florham Park, N.J., check-in 9:15 a.m., event 9:30 a.m.–noon, free, space limited on first-come, first-served basis, registration necessary, to register and for information go to School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Spring 2020 Open House.

24 Mon.; Midterm Progress Reporting Opens.

25 Tue.; Pet Therapy, sponsored by counseling and psychological services; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, 1–2 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8740 or email skoempel@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

25 Tue.; Morris Tech Meetup, Pitch NJ, event/competition for young entrepreneurs; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, pizza/networking 4 p.m., keynote presentation 4:45 p.m., pitches from youth entrepreneur finalists 5:30 p.m., announcement of winner 7 p.m.; Drinks follow, Vanderbilt’s Sports and Spirits, Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center, Florham Park, N.J., for cost, registration and information go to MTM#67 Pitch NJ.

26 Wed.; Discovery Workshop, basic instruction to some of main features of new library system such as finding books and journal articles, interlibrary loans and using citation tool; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research, noon–1 p.m., free, for information call 973-443-8627 or email potdevin@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

28 Fri.–3/2 Mon.; Barn Theater Production, “The Agency,” by Lia Romeo, Becton College and award-winning playwright, featuring FDU student cast and crew; Barn Theater, Fri. 1 p.m. (preview matinee and talkback) and 7 p.m.; Sat. 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. (understudy performance) and 8 p.m.; and Mon., 7 p.m. (with playwright reception) and 10 p.m., $15; $10 senior citizens 65+; $5 FDU community, alumni and students, for ticket reservations email fdubarntix@gmail.com (number and type of tickets, preferred show date and time and contact number), tickets for reserved seating may be picked up in the lobby at performance date, payment due upon arrival (cash only), for information go to Barn Theater 2019–2020.

29 Sat.; Discover Your Major Day, Hotel and Restaurant Management, see why FDU’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is ranked among top 10 “Best Hospitality Programs” in United States by TheBestSchools.org; run own hotel with help of industry experts; explore internship programs, international partnerships and hospitality seminars in Switzerland and Italy; tour state-of-the-art facilities; and have lunch with students and faculty, sponsored by undergraduate admissions; Admissions Office, Rothman Building, check-in 9:15 a.m., free, registration necessary, for registration and information call 973-443-8900, email joanne_chirico@fdu.edu or go to Discover Your Major Days.

29 Sat.; Discover Your Major Day, Computer Science, participate in hands-on workshops and interactive labs; observe demonstrations of computer security measures, signal and image-processing techniques and more; test cutting-edge technology, including 3D printers and NAO robots; tour our state-of-the-art laboratories; and have lunch with students and faculty, sponsored by undergraduate admissions; Admissions Office, Rothman Building, check-in 9:30 a.m., free, registration necessary, for registration and information call 973-443-8900, email joanne_chirico@fdu.edu or go to Discover Your Major Days.

29 Sat.; Discover Your Major Day, Nursing, get sneak peek at Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education-accredited nursing program; work with simulated patients and take vital signs, calculate body mass index and more; learn about clinical experiences; tour state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory facilities; and have lunch with students and faculty, sponsored by undergraduate admissions; School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 230 Park Avenue, Florham Park, N.J., check-in 9:30 a.m., free, registration necessary, for registration and information call 973-443-8900, email joanne_chirico@fdu.edu or go to Discover Your Major Days.

29 Sat.; Discover Your Major Day, School of the Arts (Animation, Creative Writing, Graphic Design), take a look at the technology used to bring characters to life in 3D session, explore game-design basics during video game animation demo and tour state-of-the-art computer lab; speak with published professors about their work and the classes they teach and participate in a creative writing workshop with FDU faculty (bring one-page story or poem and get feedback from professors and future classmates); participate in design project; explore concentrations in print design, web design and illustration; learn about internship opportunities; bring portfolios of work for review/feedback from faculty members, sponsored by undergraduate admissions; Dreyfuss Building, check-in 9:30 a.m., free, registration necessary, for registration and information call 973-443-8900, email joanne_chirico@fdu.edu or go to Discover Your Major Days.

29 Sat.; Discover Your Major Day, Film; Check-in and Coffee, Dreyfuss Building, 10:30 a.m.; FDUFilm One-day Conference 2020, featuring keynote speaker Ryan Kelly, BA’18 (Flor), former film editor at NBC, Fox and Verizon, who started his own production house, UnBound MediaWorks, 11 a.m.; Screenwriting/Cinematography Workshops, meet current FDUFilm students, see works being produced for 2020 and get hands-on experience with top-of-the-line equipment, noon; Current Majors and Alumni Panel, 12:30 p.m., free, RSVP necessary, to RSVP and for information go to Discover Your Major Day.