Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Nobel Peace Prize winner encourages graduates to give back
About 2,500 students graduated during Fairleigh Dickinson University's 70th Commencement at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford Tuesday. The ceremony featured commencement speaker Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, who encouraged graduates to give back to causes they cared about. Williams received an honorary doctorate from the university along with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. and Michael Baumeister, an attorney and FDU alum. Check out photos from the graduation above. Add your own photos by clicking "upload"
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Atmospheric phenomenon not uncommon, FDU physics professor says.
A halo was visible around the sun for much of New Jersey on Tuesday, including over Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham. FDU physics lecturer Dr. Michael Kalb said the atmospheric phenomenon happens frequently, but was very pronounced Tuesday. Sun halos appear when you get "just the right concentration of ice crystals in the atmosphere" to refract light from the sun, creating the rainbow halo, Kalb said. "It's dramatic," he said. "It catches people's imaginations." It's similar to the effect that creates rainbows, and the same phenomenon happens with the moon.
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 …
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 …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Monday, November 12, 2012
High school students will discuss how they coped with the aftermath of the March 2011 tsunami.
Students from five Japanese high schools are scheduled to present their experiences with disaster and recovery from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham campus. The students will discuss the aftermath of the March 2011 tsunami in Japan at a time when New Jersey is recovering from Superstorm Sandy. "We feel the message from young people about how they have coped / are coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster is particularly relevant for the people of New Jersey at this time," organizers Karen Bessin and Nori Tadano said. The program will include time for questions and a chance to meet with the students, according to a flier for the program. The presentation is part of the Kizuna Project of the …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Fairleigh Dickinson University theater students hit the road, taking “Henry’s Law,” the original play by Stacie Lents, on tour.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Ribbon cut on Monninger Center.
FDU has a new "downtown." At a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for the new Monninger Center, a learning and research center sparked by a million-dollar donation from John and Joan Monninger, the provost for Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham said the building shifts the campus' center of gravity to what will be the campus' intellectual hub. The John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research has small group study rooms, a 100-seat auditorium, wireless Internet throughout, exhibit space, a coffee bar and plenty of seating for students and outlets to plug in laptops. It connects the historic Orangerie and existing library, which were renovated, with new construction. The center will house research collections, and …
Friday, September 28, 2012
At the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, FDU’s Jaclyn Recchia and Daniel Palmer greeted delegates and guests, hobnobbed with senators and governors and heard speeches from the floor.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Madison Mayor Bob Conley to take on the Drew Ranger Bear, FDU Devil and CSE Screaming Eagle in 'MAD Dash' to promote downtown shuttle.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The first ever Mayor vs. Mascots MAD Dash is scheduled for high noon at Bottle Hill Day, Saturday, Oct. 6. The foot race will start at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts and end at the Waverly Clock, with Madison Mayor Bob Conley racing the mascots from the three local universities: the Drew Ranger Bear, the FDU Devil, and the Screaming Eagle from the College of Saint Elizabeth. The Madison Ave Direct (MAD) shuttle connects the universities to downtown Madison, including stops at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, the train station, and the Staples Plaza. The shuttle costs $1.50 per ride and can be used by anyone, including residents, Madison students and seniors. Funded in part by a three-year federal congestion management grant, the shuttle is…