Florham Campus This Month

To submit an event, contact Carol Black at black@fdu.edu

December 2021

1 Wed.; Meditation/Mindfulness Group via Zoom, Charles Imbimbo, psychological counselor, student counseling/psychological services (S-CAPS), sponsored by S-CAPS; Zoom, 4–4:45 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-2174 or email imbimbo@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

1 Wed.; Virtual FDU Theater Auditions and Interviews, with Cynthia Thole Loewus, musical theater; for prospective theater arts majors for fall 2022; auditions required for students who want to major in musical theater or acting; interviews required for students who want to major in directing, design/tech (including stage management) and theater studies; Zoom, 4–5:30 p.m., free, to audition or to schedule interview fill out form, for information on audition requirements go to Theater Program Auditions and Interviews, for inquiries call 973-443-8902 or email dbalsamo@fdu.edu.

2 Thu.; Virtual Walk-in Session, “Career 311: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers,” Theresa O’Neill, assistant director, career development (Metro), and Maya Sanyal, career development specialist, career development (Metro), sponsored by career development; Zoom, noon–1 p.m., free, registration preferred via FDU Handshake, for information call 973-443-8339 or email rstalgai@fdu.edu, for FDU students only.

2 Thu.; Presentation, “High-end Real Estate Markets in New York City and Miami,” with alumni Arkady Smolyansky, BS’06 (Flor), senior vice president, advisory/transaction services, CBRE, N.Y.C.; and Sarah Hof, BS’19, MBA’20 (Flor), marketing coordinator, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Miami, Fla., sponsored by Professional Development Program, Silberman College of Business; Zoom, 6 p.m., free, for information email paigesoltano@fdu.edu, for FDU students only.

2 Thu.–5 Sun.; Fairleigh Dramatics Fall Production, “Stuck With You,” by theater arts students Lily Friedman and Miranda Graves; Connor McDowell, director; Griffyn Maddock, production stage manager; and Audrey Faver and Ahlaireah Lewis, assistant stage managers; and alumnus Alex Lehr, BA’21 (Flor), assistant/associate director; Barn Theater (face masks required indoors), Thu.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m., $5, email fairleighdramatics@gmail.com indicating number of tickets and performance date, confirmation email sent for reservation, attendees pay for tickets upon arrival at theater (cash only), proof of vaccination or recent negative PCR test checked prior to entry (face masks required indoors), for information email fairleighdramatics@gmail.com or go to FDU Theater Season.

3 Fri.; Business and Beyond, prospective students attend business class, learn about scholarship opportunities, Global Business Education Program, Professional Development Program and internships; and visit Bloomberg Lab for hands-on training, sponsored by Silberman College of Business; Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (face masks required indoors), 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m., free, parents welcome to attend, breakfast and lunch provided, registration necessary, for information go to Business and Beyond or email paigesoltano@fdu.edu.

3 Fri.; Rothman Friday Forum, “Small Business Formation and Governance,” Michael Marotte, partner, Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP, Florham Park, N.J., cosponsored by Provident Bank, TD Bank, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Zoom, noon, free, registration necessary, for information email srslavin@fdu.edu.

4 Sat.; Preview FDU, learn about academic programs, merit awards and financial aid; tour campus; and meet with admissions team, sponsored by undergraduate admissions; Hassan Orangerie, Monninger Center for Learning and Research (face masks required indoors), check in 10 a.m., free, registration necessary, for information go to Preview FDU.

4 Sat.; Virtual FDU Theater Auditions and Interviews, with Christopher Nunez, theater; for prospective theater arts majors for fall 2022; auditions required for students who want to major in musical theater or acting; interviews required for students who want to major in directing, design/tech (including stage management) and theater studies; Zoom, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., free, to audition or to schedule interview fill out form, for information on audition requirements go to Theater Program Auditions and Interviews, for inquiries call 973-443-8902 or email dbalsamo@fdu.edu.

5 Sun.; Opera at Florham Winter Spectacular, opera arias, holiday songs and fun family songs for holidays, featuring performances by soprano Julianne Casey and baritone Kevin Jasaitis from Mannes School of Music, N.Y.C.; rising artists from FDU; narrator, mezzo-soprano Mariana Karpatova, Becton College; and artistic direction/accompaniment by Opera at Florham’s Mary Pinto; St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 6 Sussex Avenue, Morristown, N.J., 3 p.m., COVID restrictions mandated at time of performance will be enforced (face masks required), $25 by check (make check payable to Opera at Florham and mail to Opera at Florham Treasurer, 712 Ridge Drive, Union, N.J.); $28 if paying online by credit card, $10 students 22 and under, free for FDU students 22 and under, walk-ins allowed with cash or check payment at door, to purchase tickets and or information go to Winter Spectacular.

6 Mon.; Last Day of Classes, Fall Semester.

6 Mon.; Online Literary Event, MFA students, alumni and faculty read excerpts from published and unpublished works, featuring alumni Flower Conroy, MFA’14 (Flor), associate editor, The Literary Review; Racquel Henry, MFA’13, founder/editor, The Writer’s Atelier, and cofounder/editor, Black Fox Literary Magazine; Idra Novey, creative writing (Flor); Colleen Quinn, MFA’19 (Flor); Minna Zallman Proctor, creative writing and editor-in-chief, The Literary Review; and Regina Toth Wackerman, MFA’14 (Flor), associate editor, Serving House Books, hosted by alumna Heather Lang-Cassera, MFA’14 (Flor); world literature editor, The Literary Review; and college lecturer/faculty adviser, Nevada State College, Henderson, Nev.; Zoom, 7–8:30 p.m., free, RSVP necessary to get Zoom link, to RSVP and for information email heather@cassera.net.

6 Mon.; Winter Festival Concert, performances of popular, seasonal and concert music by music faculty members Allen Cohen (piano) and director, FDU Chorus; Mariana Karpatova (voice); Jane Seaman (voice); Peter Toth (piano); and Elzbieta Winnicki (violin); FDU Chorus; FDU Chamber Choir; and FDU Band, sponsored by School of the Arts; Dreyfuss Theater, Dreyfuss Building (face masks required indoors), 7:30 p.m., $5, free for all students with ID, for information email alcmusic@fdu.edu.

6 Mon.; Late Night Breakfast, food served by FDU faculty/staff; Dining Hall, Santoloci Student Center, 10 p.m., free, for information email azavedo@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

7 Tue.–8 Wed.; Reading/Snow Makeup Days.

7 Tue.–8 Wed.; Virtual Computer Science Professional Development Workshop for Grades K–5 Educators, conducted by Neelu Sinha, computer science, and Rama Madhavrao, Becton College, presented by FDU STEM Institute of Education; Zoom, 3:30–6:30 p.m., free, registration necessary using email issued from school where attendee teaches (one registration per person), registered participants receive details week prior to workshop, educators who complete workshop receive Professional Development certificate and prorated compensation for minimum of 12 hours of training (attending workshops designed for two to three days), non-educators interested in attending should call 973-443-8680 to be included on waitlist (if workshop not filled to capacity), for inquiries email khreisat@fdu.edu or sharma@fdu.edu or go to FDU CS Hub.

7 Tue.–8 Wed.; Virtual Computer Science Professional Development Workshop for Grades 6–12 Educators, conducted by Ihab Darwish, computer science, and Gurjot Singh, computer science, presented by FDU STEM Institute of Education; Zoom, 3:30–6:30 p.m., free, registration necessary using email issued from school where attendee teaches (one registration per person), registered participants receive details week prior to workshop, educators who complete workshop receive Professional Development certificate and prorated compensation for minimum of 12 hours of training (attending workshops designed for two to three days), non-educators interested in attending should call 973-443-8680 to be included on waitlist (if workshop not filled to capacity), for inquiries email khreisat@fdu.edu or sharma@fdu.edu or go to FDU CS Hub.

7 Tue.; Markets Update, Jon Budish, BA’77, MBA’85 (Flor), founder, Budish Group, sponsored by Professional Development Program, Silberman College of Business; Bloomberg Lab, Room 106, Monninger Center for Learning and Research (face masks required indoors), and via Zoom, 4–5 p.m., free, for FDU students only.

7 Tue.; Virtual Financial Aid Workshop, learn more about financial-aid process, how to submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and more; Zoom, 7–8 p.m., free, registration necessary, for information email finaid@fdu.edu.

8 Wed.; Information Session, Regional Center for Learning Disabilities, for parents, prospective students and high-school counselors; Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall (face masks required indoors), 10 a.m., free, registration necessary, to register and for information email hebert@fdu.edu or call 973-443-8981.

8 Wed.; Meditation/Mindfulness Group via Zoom, Charles Imbimbo, psychological counselor, student counseling/psychological services (S-CAPS), sponsored by S-CAPS; Zoom, 4–4:45 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-2174 or email imbimbo@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

9 Thu.–15 Wed.; Final Examinations.

9 Thu.; Virtual Information Session on Regional Center for Learning Disabilities and COMPASS Program, for students, families and high-school counselors; Zoom, 6–7 p.m., free, registration necessary, for registration and information go to Regional Center/COMPASS Workshop.

10 Fri.; Rothman Friday Forum, “Tax Changes in 2021 — What Business Owners Need to Know,” Stacy Palmer, tax principal, and Jason Warde, tax manager, Untracht Early, Florham Park, N.J., cosponsored by Provident Bank, TD Bank, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Zoom, noon, free, registration necessary, for information email srslavin@fdu.edu.

14 Tue.; Auditions, for Barn Theater’s Spring Production of “Single Black Female,” two-woman show by renowned playwright Lisa B. Thomas, directed by well-known producer/director Marshall Jones III, head of BA theater, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and director, Rutgers Community Arts Summer Acting Conservatory; Barn Theater, 3–6:30 p.m., free, those interested can choose to audition for one or both roles (Single Black Female [SBF] 1: African-American female mildly androgynous literature professor with natural hair, bookish style and clothing accented with “afrocentric” accessories and eccentric eyeglasses; SBF 2: African-American female attorney who sports flowing perm or hair weave and wears sexy business suits. She is SBF 1’s best friend, confidante and alter ego); audition appointments scheduled around finals, to schedule appointment email akostis@fdu.edu and include any finals conflict, for FDU students only.

14 Tue.; Markets Update, Jon Budish, BA’77, MBA’85 (Flor), founder, Budish Group, sponsored by Professional Development Program, Silberman College of Business; Bloomberg Lab, Room 106, Monninger Center for Learning and Research (face masks required indoors), and via Zoom, 4–5 p.m., free, for FDU students only.

15 Wed.; Fall Semester Ends, 11 p.m.

15 Wed.; Meditation/Mindfulness Group via Zoom, Charles Imbimbo, psychological counselor, student counseling/psychological services (S-CAPS), sponsored by S-CAPS; Zoom, 4–4:45 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-2174 or email imbimbo@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

18 Sat.; Virtual FDU Theater Auditions and Interviews, with Stacie Lents, theater and director, theater arts, for prospective theater arts majors for fall 2022; auditions required for students who want to major in musical theater or acting; interviews required for students who want to major in directing, design/tech (including stage management) and theater studies; Zoom, noon–2:30 p.m., free, to audition or to schedule interview fill out form, for information on audition requirements go to Theater Program Auditions and Interviews, for inquiries call 973-443-8902 or email dbalsamo@fdu.edu.

23 Thu.–1/2/22 Sun.; Christmas and New Year Holiday Break.