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September 1, 2013Campus Connection: September 2013
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On May 17, Ramapo College’s 55th Commencement Ceremony congratulated 1,497 graduates, and welcomed them as new Ramapo alumni members at the IZOD Center. Among the 1,497 graduates, 373 received Latin Honors and 21 completed the College’s Honors Program. Another 250 were recognized by the more than 40 academic honor societies. New Jersey State Assemblyman Timothy Eustace (D-38), and a member of the Class of 1978 delivered the commencement address. Eustace, a chiropractor who received a scholarship to attend the College, urged graduates to be compassionate. President Mercer, and George C. Ruotolo Jr., chair of the College’s Board of Trustees shook each graduate’s hand as they walked across the stage. The ceremony honored alumni achievement throughout the program. As new graduates processed into the Center, they were joined by members of the Ramapo College Class of 1973 – the College’s first class – who celebrated their 40th graduation anniversary on Friday. Ruotolo asked the group to stand for applause during his remarks. The Student Address delivered on behalf of the Class of 2013 was presented by Ellen Grocela of Westwood, NJ. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts with a concentration in Global Communications and Media. Grocela spoke of the anticipation and excitement in waiting for an acceptance letter from Ramapo College and thanked the faculty for their devotion.
The annual Ramapo Rumble Motorcycle Event was held on May 19. The Ramapo Rumble, a scenic 90-mile ride through the back roads of Northern New Jersey, was sponsored by the Ramapo College Foundation. The ride began at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah. The poker run had three stopping points for picking up additional poker cards and refreshments. There was a barbecue lunch for riders, families and friends on the Bandshell Lawn on campus following the ride. Live music by Shaved Ham, awards and a 50/50 raffle also followed. Proceeds benefited Ramapo College student scholarships, faculty and student research opportunities and campus capital projects.
The Ramapo College Board of Trustees recently approved a new online HTML5 Mobile App Development Certificate program that launched on July 1. With the rapid upsurge in the number and types of mobile devices, the development of easy-to-use apps that can be supported on varying devices and platforms has become a task of increasing importance. The two-month online certificate program taught the essential components of modern HTML5 Mobile App Development. The program provided learners with the necessary technical knowledge for successful planning, design, development, and support of apps and mobile Websites in personal, commercial and organizational environments. The developed mobile Web applications may be accessed via a wide variety of devices such as cell phones, tablets and computers of all kinds and formats.
Ramapo College President Peter P. Mercer threw the first pitch at the Rockland Boulders professional Canadian American League baseball game on August 8 when they played the Wichita Wingnuts at the Provident Bank Park in Pomona, N.Y. The game featured a Ramapo College giveaway, in which the first 1,000 fans in attendance received a free Ramapo travel mug courtesy of the College.
Ramapo College of New Jersey was again named one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of 226 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section on its PrincetonReview.com feature “2014 Best Colleges Region by Region.” Ramapo College was selected by The Princeton Review based on data collected from several hundred schools in each region, visits to schools, student surveys and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors. In total, only 643 schools, about 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges, earned a designation as a “regional best” school.
For the second consecutive year, Ramapo College was featured on CollegesofDistinction.com, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education. Ramapo was one of just five New Jersey schools to make the list this year. Once nominated, the colleges were assessed using the Four Distinctions: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. Schools featured on CollegesofDistinction.com had to meet minimum standards in each category. Ramapo excelled in all Four Distinctions and received a personal profile on the Colleges of Distinction™ website.
Ramapo College was selected to participate as a Flagship Campus in a program offered by New York University and the European Union, A Network for Understanding the New Europe. Ramapo College will become a regional partner for the program, which is designed to promote greater knowledge of Europe in the New York metro area and in other strategically chosen areas throughout the country. It is organized around three themes—immigration, politics, and economics in the European Union. Themes were selected for their immediate connection and relevance to the American public. Faculty members who will participate include Professor of Political Economy Behzad Yaghmaian, Professor of Sociology Henri Lustiger Thaler and Professor of International Studies Hassan Nejad.
Ramapo recently hosted the Congressional Art Competition, which is sponsored annually by the U.S. House of Representatives and was open to all 9th-12th graders in every congressional district throughout the country. Congressman Scott Garrett announced this year’s 2013 winners. In total, 77 pieces of art, from students who reside in 32 different towns across the Fifth District, were submitted for this year’s competition.
The annual Pi Sigma Alpha Induction Ceremony featured keynote speaker Richard Codey, the 53rd governor of New Jersey. The political science honor society awarded him with an honorary membership, and he spoke to students about serving in public office.
This year’s Opening Convocation featured guest speaker Andrew Keen, author of “Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing and Disorienting Us” (Macmillan/ May 2012), on Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center at 1 p.m. The book was the assigned summer reading project for the incoming class of 2017. For more information about Opening Convocation, visit http://www.ramapo.edu/convocation/.
Professor of Physics Philip Anderson and Professor of Business Law and Information Systems Cherie Ann Sherman co-wrote an academic article, “What Students and Independent Inventors Need to Know About the America Inventors Act,” which was published in The Southern Law Journal. It focused on how obtaining a patent now proves to be more difficult and expensive than it was in the past.
Rajesh Adhikari, the director of International Studies and Scholar Services, accepted the Global Award for Educational Excellence in the field of Business Administration on behalf of Ramapo College at the Indo-American Education Summit and Expo 2013. Adhikari and the College were featured in several international media outlets including the most widely read English newspaper of India, The Hans India.
Professor of Art Jay Wholley was selected as the only American artist to be featured in the Societe’ des Artistes Francais international exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. The competitive exhibition featured artists from around the world and has been running since the middle of the 19th century. Wholley had three cubes from his cast iron series featured in the exhibit.
Professor of Clinical Psychology James Morley was recently appointed the editor in chief of the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology. Phenomenology is a descriptive science that allows psychologists to better understand the domain of subjective experience otherwise inaccessible to natural science methods alone. Starting this fall, Morley will become the fourth editor in chief in the journal’s history.
Assistant Professor of Social Work Stephanie Sarabia successfully held and supervised a National Institute of Drug Abuse’s Drug Facts Week event at Teaneck High School. She brought 15 Ramapo students enrolled in the substance abuse minor to actively engage the high school students. Some events included a Jeopardy-styled Substance Abuse Smackdown, creating artistic murals, acting in roleplaying groups and other games, including Name that Drug.
Professor of Psychology Robert Becklen hosted an event that featured a screening of “The Big Sting,” a documentary covering an elaborate art heist and a Q&A session with his brother, Rickard, the chief conservator of paintings at the National museum in Stockholm, Sweden. While there, he personally participated as the authenticator for the museum where the famous artwork was stolen from.
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Special Education Julie Norflus-Good recently received multiple honors. She was elected as Vice President for New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children and was asked to remain as the Special Education Liaison for the Association of Math Teachers for New Jersey. She was an invited member to the New Jersey Department of Education Special Education Stakeholders meeting and chaired the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children’s Spring 2013 Conference, “Using Literature to Reduce Bullying in Your Inclusion Classroom.” In addition, she presented “Creating a Climate of Acceptance in the Classroom” and “The Nuances of Special Education” at the college.
Professor of Nursing Julie Fitzgerald was named the 2012 NJ March of Dimes Public Health Nurse of the Year. Her work primarily focused on maternal child health and pediatrics. She dedicates her time to performing risk assessments, educating mothers regarding healthy lifestyles, reducing stress and providing education related to the impact of smoking, nutrition and drug and alcohol use during pregnancy.
Associate Professor of Spanish Niza Fabre won the Henry Shaw Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contributions from the African American Culture section of the Popular Culture Association Conference, which was held from March 27-30 in Washington, D.C. Professor Fabre’s most recent work was on African traditional religion in the new world, which has opened up new doors for the way that cross-cultural models are analyzed.
Kamil Starczak, biology lab coordinator in the School of Theoretical and Applied Science, was Ramapo’s 2013 recipient of the Staff Excellence in Service Award. Kat McGee, assistant director of the Center for Student Involvement and coordinator of the Women’s Center, Steven Sondey, director of Purchasing, and Gerald Tracey, senior clerk in Central Receiving, were the College’s 2013 recipients of the Staff Leadership Award. The President’s Staff Recognition Program consists of two award categories. The Staff Excellence in Service Award is presented to an individual or recognized group that, in that year, provided exemplary service by fostering cooperation, collaboration and open communication among college constituents. The Staff Leadership Award is presented to Ramapo College staff members who assumed a leadership role and successfully effected positive change.
Megan Heim ’13, Katherine Tejeda ’15 and Rebecca Scalabrino ’14 presented their research at the 27th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology on April 5 and 6 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Heim ’13 presented her research study, “Academic Dishonesty Among Young Adults: An Examination of Cheating Motivations and Behaviors.” Tejeda ’15 and Scalabrino ’14 presented their research study, “The Impact of Posture and Smiling on Perceiver’s Judgments of Personality.” Their hard work earned them the Feist-Levine Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Psychology.
Jacqueline Thomas ’13, Caitlin Vogel ’13 and Robin Netanel ’13, all literature majors, presented their scholarly research papers at Eastern Connecticut State University’s Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference. Thomas ’13 presented “Desire Semiotics, and the Constitutive Lack in Robert Hass’ ‘Meditation at Lagunitas.’” Vogel ’13 presented “Let’s Talk About Translation: A Body of Translation Theory and Female Desire in Brossard’s Mauve Desert.” Netanel ’13 presented “Weighing Metaphors: Analyzing Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ through Queer Theory, Ecocriticism, Marxist Structuralism, and Psychoanalytical Theory.”
Michael Mazzeo ’13, Matt Wolckenhauer ’13 and Jacqueline Guhl ’14, all music majors, participated in a student exchange program that had them study last spring at the Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin University in England. Two of Anglia Ruskin’s music majors, Reece Hughes and Jacob Abbott, spent the last spring semester taking music classes and living on campus at Ramapo College.
Brandon Bouknight ’13 will study this semester at the University of Westminister in London for a master’s degree in Media Management. Bouknight ’13 just earned a bachelor’s degree for a contract major in Public Relations from Ramapo in May. He studied abroad in London, England during his spring semester in 2012.
Debra M. Perry, Esq. ‘85 was recognized by NJBIZ as one of New Jersey’s 50 Best Women in Business.
Rachel Wintermute ’13 was named one of the Ramapo College Senior Scholar Athletes this year after excelling in the classroom throughout her collegiate career. Wintermute ’13, a four-year member and this year’s captain of the field hockey team, graduated in May with a degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism. She also minored in Political Science and Human Rights and Genocide Studies. She received multiple achievement awards, including the Outstanding Leadership Award, Outstanding Student Service Award, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Golden Key Honors Society, Chi Alpha Sigma Honors Society and Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honors Society, while also being named to the prestigious National Field Hockey Coaches Association Scholars of Distinction List. Wintermute ’13 was also named to the Ramapo College Athletic Director’s All-Academic Team, NJAC All-Academic Team and the College’s Dean’s list all four years. She finished her collegiate career as the top female student-athlete with a 3.959 grade point average.
Kyle Plucinsky ’13 was named the other Ramapo College Senior Scholar Athlete this year after excelling in the classroom throughout his collegiate career. Plucinsky ’13, a four-year member and this year’s captain of the men’s Swim Team, graduated in May with a degree in Math, certification in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. He received the department’s Robert A. Scott Sportsmanship Award, while being named to the Ramapo College Athletic Director’s All-Academic Team, NJAC All-Academic Team and the College’s Dean’s List all four years. Plucinsky ’13 earned Chi Alpha Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta honors, while also serving as a member of SAAC. He finished his collegiate career as the top male student-athlete with a 3.870 grade point average.
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The art exhibit The Body is Present: Women at Work will open at Ramapo College on Sept. 18 in the Kresge Gallery in the Berrie Center. There will be an opening reception on Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Artists’ and curator’s talks will begin at 6 p.m. The exhibition will continue through Nov. 20. There will be an artists’ panel discussion with the curator on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., and a closing party will immediately follow the panel. Additional programs will be announced. The exhibit explores the work of five women artists who make sculpture in a variety of media for imagining the body in the contemporary world. The Body is Present: Women at Work will feature works by Samira Abbassy, Maria Brito, Kate Gilmore, Julia Kunin and Anahita Vossoughi. The curator for the exhibition is Deborah Frizzell, Ph.D., professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory at William Paterson University. For more information call 201.684.7147.
Constitution Day Celebration Series-September 17, at the Havemeyer Arch, Noon-2 p.m. On September 17, 1797, 39 delegates representing the 13 Colonies of the United States of America signed the U.S. Constitution into law. Each year, Ramapo observes the significance of this historic day. Join us to sign a giant constitution, meet Ben Franklin and enjoy cake. Turbo Vote and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Discussion Series will be launched; including opportunities to register to vote, and submit vote-by mail applications.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the President’s State of the College Address will take place in SC-219 at noon. President Peter P. Mercer will be addressing all that attend on current college affairs. For more information, contact Brittany Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A photography sampler will be held in the Berrie Center’s Pascal Gallery from Sept. 18 to Oct. 18. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The group exhibition will feature the work of photographers Eva Fazzari, José Hernández, Dina Kantor and Tema Stauffer.
Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Math Maze will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Berrie Center’s Sharp Theater. The critically acclaimed autobiographical solo show, directed by Miriam Eusebio, features writer/performer Gioia De Cari as she brings to life more than 30 characters in her story of studying in the male-dominated math field at M.I.T. To purchase tickets of find more information, call the Box Office at 201.684.7844 or visit http://www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/september/.
The Arturo O’Farrill Quintet with special guest Claudia Acuna will be playing at the Sharp Theater on Friday, Sept. 27. The Arturo O’Farrill Quintet is a journey into the small ensemble world of Grammy-winning composer, pianist and bandleader, Arturo O’Farrill. The material is different from the big band repertoire and more intimate. Here, O’Farrill stretches on what many consider his true calling, as a pianist. For tickets or information, call the Box Office at 201.684.7844.
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Office of Specialized Services (OSS) will present New York Times best-selling author David Finch and his presentation entitled “You Fulfilled.” The presentation will be held in the Sharp Theater at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the OSS at email@example.com.
Graduate and Professional School Day will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Friends Hall, room SC-219. The day will be utilized to educate about different options when it comes to graduate schools. Nearly 60 graduate and professional school programs will be represented, giving everyone an opportunity to speak directly with admissions representatives to learn about specific programs and admission requirements. For further information, contact the Cahill Center at 201.684.7444.
Average White Band will be playing at the Sharp Theater at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. Renowned for the hits “Pick Up The Pieces” and “Cut the Cake,” Average White Band has been performing sold-out shows around the world for the last 30 years. While their roots are Scottish, AWB performs infectiously danceable funky soul, based on the sounds of Memphis, Motown and Philadelphia. The current band line-up features noted U.S. recruits augmenting founding members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre, as they continue receiving critical acclaim to worldwide tours and recording.
The show “Marlene VerPlanck Meets Harry Allen and the Saxes” will be coming to the Sharp Theater on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. The Berrie Center welcomes back Marlene VerPlanck, with a saxophone section led by sax great, Harry Allen, The Diva Jazz Trio and award-winning arrangements by her husband, Billy VerPlanck. Marlene, a former studio singer in New York City, has sung with everyone from Sinatra to Kiss and recorded 21 solo albums with some of the greatest musicians; George Shearing, Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 201.684.7844.
Constitution Day Celebration Series-October 9-11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sharp Theater. Join alumnus Damien A. Conners ’06, Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Council who will discuss the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the recent Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Voting Rights Act. Overflow seating and screening in H-Wing Auditorium (H-129).
“Westchester Jazz Orchestra Plays Pop: Stevie, Joni and the Beatles” is coming to the Berrie Center’s Sharp Theater on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. A runner up for “Best Big Band” in the JazzTimes readers’ poll, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra has made its mark with “strikingly executed performances” – The New York Times. For their Ramapo debut, WJO will perform beautiful and original versions of hits by Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Billy Joel. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 201.684.7844.
Join us on October 10 in Friends’ Hall from 1-2 p.m. for same-sex marriage (two separate issues) Defense of Marriage Act Windsor v. U.S. and California Ballot Measure (Proposition 8): Hollingsworth v. Perry-Professor Jillian Weiss will present the history leading up to these important decisions, and lead a vibrant conversation about the implications of the Supreme Court deeming DOMA unconstitutional. Pioneers for marriage equality in New Jersey, Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Kilian, will share their story about their decade-long battle. This event is part of the Constitution Day Celebration Series.
“Galumpha” is coming to Ramapo’s Sharp Theater on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, “Galumpha” brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 201.684.7844.
As part of the 14th Annual Performing Arts Dinner Series, Hotel California, “A Salute to the Eagles” will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Sharp Theater. For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award-winning sounds of the Eagles. This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates The Eagles’ mega-hits such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and of course “Hotel California,” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh. For further information or tickets, call Liz Kloak at 201.684.6834, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on November 4 in Friends’ Hall from 1-2 p.m. for Voting Rights: Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder; Nix v. Holder-in time for the election on November 5, we will discuss the “preclarence” provisions of the Voting Rights act that may have a significant impact especially on minority voters. The Voting Rights Act has many problems that both Congress and SCOTUS will continue to wrestle with in the years ahead. Our conversation will be led by Professor Sanghamitra Padhy. This event is part of the Constitution Day Celebration Series.
A Mechanical Medium, a Ramapo Cultural Prize exhibition curated by Theresa Choi, will open on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Berrie Center’s Pascal Gallery. The exhibition will run until Dec. 6. A Mechanical Medium features a collaborative stereoscopic slide, film, sound performance and exhibition with Zoe and Gen Ken Montgomery.
Join us on December 5 in Friends’ Hall from 1-2 p.m. for Affirmative Action: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin-while many anticipated a 5-4 conservative decision, the SCOTUS sent this issue back down to a lower court. While this case has a significant impact on colleges and universities, it was a dud in terms of a change in practice. What does this mean moving forward? Professor Mihaela Serban will continue this conversation started last Spring by the Diversity Action Committee and American Democracy Project. This event is part of the Constitution Day Celebration Series.
Maureen McGovern will be performing at Ramapo on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Sharp Theater. Maureen McGovern, celebrated as “The Stradivarius Voice,” marks the 40th anniversary of the release of her #1 Oscar-winning International Gold Record, “The Morning After,” from The Poseidon Adventure, which garnered her a Grammy Nomination in 1973 for “Best New Artist.” Maureen received her second Grammy Nomination in 1998 for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal” for her solo piano/voice album, “The Pleasure of His Company,” with Emmy winning, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, Mike Renzi. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 201.684.7844.
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