Metro Campus This Month

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

May 2024

1 Wed.–14 Tue.; Women’s History Month, Exhibit, “How Social Media Is Impacting Women and Girls,” featuring Over the Influence: Why Social Media Is Toxic for Women and Girls — And How We Can Take It Back, book by Kara Alaimo, communication and deputy chair, communication, author of also includes several books handpicked by Kara Alaimo and by FDU libraries; Display Case (near Periodicals section), First Floor, Metropolitan Campus Library, Mon.–Thu., 8 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 2–10 p.m., free, for information email b.duffy@fdu.edu.

1 Wed.; Blood Drive, hosted by nursing/allied health; Bogota Savings Bank Center, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (appointments strongly recommended), free, donors must bring ID, weigh at least 110 lbs., eat a meal before donation and drink plenty of water before and after donation, for information email d.minardi@fdu.edu.

1 Wed.–8/23 Fri.; Hispanic Center Art Exhibit, fine art projects by Metropolitan Campus seniors (Luciana Cepeda [Latino Promise], Destiny Davy, Leo Itolgin [Latino Promise], Elizabeth Kim, Samantha Lago, Laileni Mendoza Reyes, Matthew Ng, Gabriela Ors and Oscar Rosano [Latino Promise]); and digital posters on Latin dances by students of CGD1177 Introduction to Digital Media, cosponsored by Hispanic Center and School of the Arts; Hispanic Center, Fourth Floor, Robison Hall, Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed on 5/27 Mon., Memorial Day Holiday and Fridays starting 5/17), free, for information call 201-692-2801 or email arts@fdu.edu.

1 Wed.; Information Session, Regional Center for Learning Disabilities, for parents, prospective students and high-school teachers/staff; Regional Center Office, Fifth Floor, Robison Hall, 10 a.m., free, limited seating, registration necessary, to register and for information call 201-692-2716 or email agmalone@fdu.edu.

1 Wed.; Lifelong Learning Lecture, “Free Speech and the First Amendment,” Madelyn Ferrans, law (Flor), in partnership with FellowshipLIFE; Fellowship Hall, Fellowship Senior Living, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Ridge, N.J., 1–2 p.m., $25 (nonrefundable/nontransferable), free for Fellowship Village community residents, advanced registration necessary, for information go to Lifelong Learning Schedule.

1 Wed.; Online Library Workshop, “Citation Skills for English for Professional Success (EPS) Graduate Students,” Brooke Duffy, research and instruction librarian, Metropolitan Campus Library; Zoom, 4–5 p.m. EST, free, registration necessary, for information email b.duffy@fdu.edu or go to Upcoming Library Events and Workshops, for FDU community only.

1 Wed.; Unleash Your Unique, Stretch and Flex, unwind and improve flexibility and range of motion, led by Mire Turro, graduate assistant, Transforming College Campuses (TCC), designed for all abilities, collaboration between TCC and Fitness Center; Aerobics Studio, Fitness Center, 6:15–6:45 p.m., free, limited to first 15 participants, for information email sfisher@fdu.edu or go to FDUFitnessCenter on Instagram, for FDU community only.

2 Thu.; Virtual Information Session, RN to BSN Completion Program, sponsored by Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health; Zoom, noon–1 p.m., free, for information email SNAH@fdu.edu.

2 Thu.; Virtual Information Session, Allied Health Programs, sponsored by Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health; Zoom, 1–2 p.m., free, for information email SNAH@fdu.edu.

2 Thu.; Academic Support Center Spring 2024 Workshop Series, “Practical Tips for Final Exams,” insights into study skills, time management and learning strategies for navigating challenges of exam day, presented by Academic Support Center staff; Room 503, Robison Hall, 2–3 p.m., free, registration necessary, for information call 201-692-2076, for FDU students only.

2 Thu.; 2024 STEM Research and Design Expo, showcasing semester-long group and individual projects by civil engineering, civil engineering technology, computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, biology, chemistry and physics students, presented by Lee Gildart and Oswald Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering; Rutherford Room, Greg Olsen Student Union, 2:30–4:30 p.m., free, for information email cstubbs@fdu.edu.

2 Thu.; Biology Seminar, “Scents of Success: Unveiling the Fragrance Industry and Career Opportunities,” Shabeer Wali, regulatory affairs supervisor, Cosmo International Fragrances, sponsored by biological sciences; Room 1144, Dickinson Hall, 5:30–6:20 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-2391.

2 Thu.; Unleash Your Unique, Zumba, led by Guianella Noriega, member of Fitness Center student staff, designed for all abilities, collaboration between TCC and Fitness Center; Aerobics Studio, Fitness Center, 6–7 p.m., free, limited to 12 participants, arrive early to reserve spot, for information email sfisher@fdu.edu or go to FDUFitnessCenter on Instagram, for FDU community only.

4 Sat.; Last Day of Spring Classes.

4 Sat.; One-day Retreat, “Owning My Journey: Striving and Thriving,” keynote speaker Danette “Danni” Buie, founder/CEO, Thrive Limitlessly LLC; presenters Heather Batten, founder/CEO, The Growing Edge®, and Mayra Salinas-Godsey, founder/CEO, Gran Via Realty, LLC, and Mayra Salinas LLC; and panelists Melissa Baralt, sciences, Berkeley College, Woodland Park, N.J., president, SheCaucus and founder/CEO, Bee Better Than Me LCC; Crystal Blackmon, hospitality/tourism, Newark (N.J.) Public Schools, and adjunct faculty member, Hudson County Community College; and Asenett “Kathy” Martin, assistant to mayor, Passaic, N.J., cosponsored by student life; Rutherford Room, Greg Olsen Student Union, continental breakfast/check-in 9:30 a.m., opening remarks 10 a.m., session 1 10:15 a.m., session 2 11:15 a.m., lunch keynote 12:15 p.m., session 3 (panel discussion) 2 p.m., closing remarks 3 p.m., $50, registration necessary by 5/3 Fri., for information email PaulaskaRamirez@generationfearless.org or go to Owning My Journey: Striving and Thriving.

4 Sat.; Hispanic Center Graduation, students graduating from FDU’s Puerta Al Futuro, Latino Promise, HACER and Avanza at FDU programs; remarks from Benjamin Rifkin, University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; and Janet Boyd, rhetoric/composition and interim dean, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences; keynote speaker Commissioner Marielka Diaz, director of public affairs, West New York, N.J.; Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, 2 p.m., free, registration necessary for graduating students (maximum of two guests per graduate), to register and for information call 201-692-2625 or email HF24@fdu.edu, for graduating students, families and members of FDU community.

6 Mon.–7 Tue.; Reading/Snow Makeup Days.

6 Mon.; Virtual Open House, Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, includes overview and Q&A session with MPH faculty; Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free, registration necessary, for information email a.brace@fdu.edu or call 973-443-8230.

7 Tue.; Spring Fling Thrifting, selection of gently worn business attire, semiformal wear, evening gowns, casual clothing and accessories for $1 per item, hosted by Student Wellness Services; Kron Lounge, Greg Olsen Student Union, 2:30–5 p.m., free admission, all items for sale at $1 each, proceeds support American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, for information email metrostudentwellness@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

7 Tue.; Markets Update, Jon Budish, BA’77, MBA’85 (Flor), business faculty (Metro), and founder, Budish Group, sponsored by Professional Development Program, Silberman College of Business; Bloomberg Lab, Room 2249, Second Floor, Dickinson Hall, 3–4 p.m., free, for information email paigesoltano@fdu.edu, for FDU students only.

7 Tue.; Late Knight Breakfast, food, live music, raffles, games and more, sponsored by student life; The Dish (Dining Hall), Greg Olsen Student Union, 8–11 p.m., free, for information email rmills@fdu.edu and l.darzano@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

8 Wed.–14 Tue.; Final Examinations.

8 Wed.; Lifelong Learning Lecture, “Religious Freedom and the Constitution,” Madelyn Ferrans, law (Flor), in partnership with FellowshipLIFE; Fellowship Hall, Fellowship Senior Living, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Ridge, N.J., 1–2 p.m., $25 (nonrefundable/nontransferable), free for Fellowship Village community residents, advanced registration necessary, for information go to Lifelong Learning Schedule.

8 Wed.; Nursing Convocation; Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall; Entry-level Nursing Programs, 1 p.m.; Advanced-level Nursing Programs, 3:30 p.m., free, for information email SNAH@fdu.edu, by invitation only.

8 Wed.; Meditation/Mindfulness Group via Zoom, Charles Imbimbo, psychological counselor, Office of Mental and Emotional Wellbeing, sponsored by Office of Mental and Emotional Wellbeing; Zoom, 4–4:45 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-2174 or email imbimbo@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

9 Thu.; Employee Appreciation Month, Empanada Guy Food Truck, menu includes chicken, beef and cheese empanadas; side of rice and beans; Lawn in front of Robison Hall, noon–2 p.m., free, bring FDU employee ID, for FDU faculty and staff only.

12 Sun.; Lavender Graduation, honoring graduating LGBTQIA+ students, graduation speaker Anthony Torres, MPA’21 (Metro), founder, Bergen County LGBTQ+ Alliance; Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free, registration necessary to receive Zoom link, for information email mourton@fdu.edu, for graduating students, families, supporters and FDU community.

14 Tue.; Spring Semester Ends, 11 p.m.

14 Tue.; Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Peter Sammartino School of Education, Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health and School of Psychology and Counseling; Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, 10 a.m.; Reception follows, free, RSVP necessary (six-guest limit per graduate), doctoral graduates can RSVP to lugo@fdu.edu (for nursing), j.adams5@fdu.edu (for education) and r.mezzano@fdu.edu (for psychology/counseling), for FDU community and invited guests.

14 Tue.; Open House, New Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Degree and Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree with Specialization in Healthcare Management; In front of Cafeteria, Holy Name Medical Center, 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, N.J., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., free, for information email c.costa1@fdu.edu or go to Master of Healthcare Administration or Master of Public Administration.

14 Tue.; Virtual Information Session, Center for Dyslexia Studies Structured Literacy/Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training Program, program starts fall 2024 at FDU Center for Dyslexia Studies (Metropolitan Campus), sponsored by Center for Dyslexia Studies; Zoom, 4:30 p.m., free, to RSVP or for additional information call 201-692-2816 or email graceh@fdu.edu.

15 Wed.; Fairleigh Dickinson University 81st Commencement Ceremony; MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., 9:30 a.m., free, for information go to Commencement 2024.

16 Thu.; TIAA On-campus Individual Counseling, Joe Del Grande, TIAA financial consultant, sponsored by human resources; Room 3333, Dickinson Hall, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., free, by appointment, for appointment and information call 201-498-8306 or email Joe.DelGrande@tiaa.org, for FDU faculty and staff only.

16 Thu.; Employee Appreciation Month, Breakfast Day; Lobby, Dickinson Hall, 9:15–11:15 a.m., free, bring FDU employee ID, for FDU faculty and staff only.

20 Mon.–6/29 Sat.; Summer Session I.

22 Wed.; Employee Appreciation Month, BBQ; Lawn in front of Dickinson Hall, noon–2 p.m., free, bring FDU employee ID, for FDU faculty and staff only.

22 Wed.; Meditation/Mindfulness Group via Zoom, Charles Imbimbo, psychological counselor, Office of Mental and Emotional Wellbeing, sponsored by Office of Mental and Emotional Wellbeing; Zoom, 3 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-2174 or email imbimbo@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

22 Wed.; Silberman Symposium, “The Future of Education and the Workplace: Implications for Recruiting and Retaining Talent,” speakers Michael Avaltroni, FDU president; Tom Bergeron, founder/owner/editor, ROI-NJ; Alice Gens, chief operating officer/chief financial officer, New Jersey Business and Industry Association; and Ralph Zucker, CEO/founder, Inspired by Somerset Development, sponsored by Silberman College of Business; Bell Works – Theater in the Round, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, N.J., 4 p.m.; Happy Hour and Networking to follow, free, registration necessary, for information email sakinm@fdu.edu.

27 Mon.; Memorial Day Holiday.

28 Tue.; Virtual Information Session, Graduate/Advanced-level Nursing, sponsored by Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health; Zoom, noon–1 p.m., free, for information email SNAH@fdu.edu.

28 Tue.; Move More Virtual Workshop, learn how to create own fitness plan in comfort of own homes, Maria Krause, adult nurse practitioner/case manager, student wellness services (Flor), sponsored by Office of Student Wellness Services; Zoom, 3–4 p.m., free, for information email f.barragan@fdu.edu, for FDU faculty and staff only.

29 Wed.; Virtual Workshop, “Building Resilience,” how to stay positive, bounce back from setbacks and use inner strength to overcome obstacles, Lorena Williams, psychological counselor, student wellness services, sponsored by Office of Student Wellness Services; Zoom, 3–4 p.m., free, for information email f.barragan@fdu.edu, for FDU faculty and staff only.

29 Wed.; Meditation/Mindfulness Group via Zoom, Charles Imbimbo, psychological counselor, Office of Mental and Emotional Wellbeing, sponsored by Office of Mental and Emotional Wellbeing; Zoom, 3 p.m., free, for information call 201-692-2174 or email imbimbo@fdu.edu, for FDU community only.

30 Thu.; Open House, New Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Degree and Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree with Specialization in Healthcare Management; In front of Cafeteria, Clara Maass Medical Center, 1 Clara Maass Drive, Belleville, N.J., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., free, for information email c.costa1@fdu.edu or go to Master of Healthcare Administration or Master of Public Administration.

31 Fri.; Memorial Day Holiday Makeup Day.