Tuesday, April 23, 2013
FDU taps top university official after national search to replace late leader.
A longtime Fairleigh Dickinson University administrator has been named the school's seventh president, the FDU Board of Trustees announced Tuesday. Sheldon Drucker, FDU's chief operating officer, will take the top job effective immediately, the university said. He was serving as interim president since the death of former university leader J. Michael Adams. “In Sheldon Drucker, we have someone with the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to raise FDU to a new level of achievement and excellence,” FDU Board of Trustees Chair Patrick J. Zenner said in a statement. “He is a tremendous strategist, an individual with impeccable judgment, someone not afraid to make difficult decisions and, most of all, a truly honorable man who will …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Devils-themed aquarium installed on College at Florham campus.
According to Animal Planet's schedule, the "Tanked" episode featuring FDU airs again at 10 p.m. Friday and then again at midnight.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
University plans town hall meetings with candidates
Two finalists vying to become the next president of Fairleigh Dickinson University are scheduled to visit the school later this month, according to a University statement. FDU’s Board of Trustees has narrowed the candidates to Jorge Haddock, dean of the School of Management at George Mason University in Virginia, and F. Javier Cevallos, president of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, a statement posted on the school’s website said. The two candidates came from a pared down list of three applicants forwarded to FDU’s board by a search committee of students, faculty, alumni, trustees and staff. The board then conducted interviews as part of its selection process. “We were fortunate to receive a number of applications and expressions of …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Princeton University lecturer to present program at 11 a.m. on Florham campus.
Tuesday, March 26
An author and lecturer will present "Recite & Recall — Knowing the Koran" at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham's Monninger Center. Princeton University's Dr. Heba Musharraf, a lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, will speak at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Orangérie at the Monninger Center, followed by a screening of the documentary "Koran by Heart." Musharraf’s presentation will examine the relationship between faith, the Koran and the role that memorization plays in defining and substantiating the way Islam is lived and experienced, according to a news release from FDU. Musharraf has taught Arabic at the college level for 17 years. This event is a part of “Muslim Journeys,” a project grant from the American …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Three candidates referred to FDU board.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's Board of Trustees next month will interview finalists seeking to become the school's president, according to the university. The school's board will decide whether to advance one or more of the candidates before the possible picks are made public, according to a statement on FDU's website. A committee formed in September reviewed more than 70 applications after the death in June of longtime university leader J. Michael Adams. “The process was a long and intensive one that began with important Town Hall meetings on campus to determine what qualities the community sought in its next leader,” Search Committee Chair Robert Hallenbeck said in the statement. The search committee reviewed the candidates and …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
John Pirres, 33, was a learning disabilities specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham.
A 33-year-old man who died after he was struck by an SUV as he crossed Madison Avenue in Morristown last week was a learning disability specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham. John Pirres, a hiker and published poet, worked at the school the past five years after graduating from the university, according to his obituary. Pirres lived in Bridgewater most of his life until moving to Hamburg four years ago. He was a member of Church of the Redeemer in Morristown and volunteered at The Eric Johnson House in Morristown, part of New Jersey AIDS Services, his obituary says. Funeral services were Wednesday at Church of the Redeemer. Those who knew Pirres described him in tributes online as a selfless mentor, hard worker…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Judge ruled prostitution website broke no laws, but prosecutor argues Internet 'is a place.'
The New Mexico State Supreme Court has denied a request by prosecutors to overturn a lower court decision that a prostitution website allegedly run by an ex-Fairleigh Dickinson University professor was not illegal, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. A judge had ruled that the website, called "Southwest Companions," broke no laws. Albuquerque police in 2011 charged retired Metro Campus physics professor David Flory and former University of New Mexico president F. Chris Garcia with running the site, which authorities say linked johns with prostitutes. Investigators told Patch the site was operated as a "hobby" and not for profit. District Judge Stan Whitaker ruled that the website, an online message board, is not legally a "house of …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Follow these tips, courtesy of Dan Landau—photographer and FDU PR assistant—to take your snow photos to the next level.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Members of the campus community wore green Tuesday in honor of Rosaria Andraka.
Members of the Fairleigh Dickinson University community wore green Tuesday to honor Rosaria Andraka, a staff member on the university's College at Florham campus who was murdered last week in her Parsippany home. "The University community will join sorority Zeta Tau Alpha in wearing green as a symbol of hope on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in honor of FDU College at Florham staff member Rose Andraka, who died tragically earlier this week," the college said in a message on its Facebook page. "Counselors continue to be on hand for walk-in sessions and support during this difficult time." Andraka, 43, was killed by gunshot wounds and her husband, Chester Andraka, 46, committed suicide, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. Chester Andraka, a…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Rosaria Andraka advised honors students and helped coordinate educational opportunities outside the classroom.
Rosaria Andraka had a knack for guiding students during what could be an overwhelming time for them—starting college in an honors program. The honors program coordinator for Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham gave advice, explained scheduling and helped coordinate educational opportunities outside the classroom, such as having students participate in conferences and visit Washington, associate campus provost Brian Mauro said Wednesday. She also was charismatic, a class act, and lit up a room when she walked in, he said. "Rose was gifted at making students understand the process," he said. The campus is in mourning this week after Andraka, who worked for the university more than eight years, and her husband, Chester Andraka…