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Message from the Dean Peter Campbell
School of Contemporary Arts

Dean Peter Campbell

As the college embarks on its initiative to reach G.O.L.D. “Graduates of the Last Decade,” I would like to a share few notes about the school that you might find of interest.

The School of Contemporary Arts is moving boldly into the future, creating our first graduate program and continuing to develop and adapt our current programs to the demands of our students and the career marketplace. And making the arts the linchpin of the Ramapo community.

Our Master of Fine Arts in Creative Music technology will be available beginning in Fall 2021, and will provide a new program for current undergrads and returning adults to prepare themselves for careers in music production and composition as well as a terminal MFA degree, which will mean they can also find jobs teaching in colleges and universities. With this program we are building on the strengths of our undergraduate programs and our resources such as the Les Paul Studio.

This year we have also finalized the plans for our new Contemporary Arts Pathways Program. The primary goal of this initiative is to help students prepare for the transition from college to the professional world. Our plan has three components: enhancement of our Co-op/internship program; the formalization of a CA artist/lecture series to bring working artists and professionals to speak and work with our students; and an “Identity and Reflection” component, which asks students to formulate and share their thoughts about themselves and their personal and career goals. All CA students are required to do an internship as a part of their college career, and Pathways will help them make the most of those opportunities.

We’re also increasing our collaborations with the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, including alumni events hosted by the concentration in Electronic Arts and Animation and the Theater program, concerts by faculty members Mack Brandon and Ben Neill, and screenings of new films by artists such as Brooklyn Demme. We see the center as a place to use the arts to bring together the entire school and the larger community for important cultural and artistic experiences, and hope you’ll join us for as many events as you can.

I hope to see you on campus for one of our events, or feel free to reach out to me if you’re going to be around and would like to catch up and chat about Contemporary Arts at Ramapo!

If you’re not already a G.O.L.D. member, please take a few moments to register using the form below:

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Welcome Ramapo Alumni G.O.L.D. from the Cahill Career Center

Exciting changes are underway at Ramapo College’s Career Center!

In January, the Cahill Career Center transitioned to a new career management platform called Handshake. Handshake is used by over 475 career centers nationwide including Stanford, Princeton, Brown and Berkeley.

Handshake gives Ramapo students and alumni access to a powerful network of national employers in addition to our established employer partners. In the 3 months since we introduced Handshake, the number of job postings – full-time, part-time and internships – increased by 134% from the same time period last year.

Alumni are welcome to join Handshake using their Ramapo College email address at the following link — ramapo.joinhandshake.com

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November 2021

HGS Lecture Series on NJ Policy Issues

November 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

HGS LECTURE SERIES EVENT ON NJ POLICY ISSUES The School of Humanities and Global Studies is pleased to announce its fifth and final event in our semester lecture series on NJ Policy Issues. “Transition from Government Service to Advocacy (& NJ's 2021 Elections!)" The lecture will be delivered by Vice President of Government Relations, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Laura Gunn (Hahn) '11.  Laura is Vice President of Government Relations at the NJ Chamber of Commerce and has been part…

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January 2022

Ramapo College EOF Alumni – Meet and Greet

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

The Ramapo College EOF Community Advisory Board invites you to join us on Thursday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m. over WebEx for our EOF Alumni Virtual Meet and Greet.  At this virtual event for Ramapo EOF Alumni you will be able to: Meet and network with fellow EOF alumni Receive updates on campus life and the EOF Program Learn about new ways to stay connected or reconnect with Ramapo Please click the sign up link below to register for the…

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February 2022

Les Paul Concert: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Susie Ibarra

February 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
The Berrie Center, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Les Paul Concert: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Susie Ibarra This year, the Les Paul Festival will explore contemporary artists who represent Pauls’ innovative and progressive spirit. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an artist, curator and composer that works primarily with voice and modular synthesizer for sound in the realm of spontaneous music.  Susie Ibarra is a composer, percussionist, and sound artist. Tickets: $30/27/24   Children Under 17: $18 Ramapo Faculty/Staff: $ 20 (limit 2) Ramapo Students: $ 8 (limit 1)…

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Financial Speakers Series – The Two Economic Powers of Retirement Income Planning

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Presented by Ramapo Alumni Joseph Vanacore III ’17 and Michael DeVizio ’12 In this interactive 45-minute presentation, Joseph and Michael will discuss two powerful retirement income strategies that tackle the safe withdrawal rate in retirement distribution.  The software proves with math and actuarial science the right places individuals should allocate their savings now to set themselves up for the most efficient distribution strategy in the future. Joseph Vanacore III earned his B.S. in Finance at Ramapo College in 2017.  He…

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March 2022

The Intersection of Science and Business

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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The Intersection of Science and Business: An Evening with Dr. Anthony DeCarlo '77 Tony DeCarlo '77, a veterinarian and the president of Rayne Clinical Nutrition, will make a presentation on how science, business, and a healthy dose of entrepreneurism can combine to create nearly anything. Wednesday, March 30th, 7 p.m., Trustees Pavilion. Reception to follow.

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April 2022

Alumni Reunion Lunch

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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$15.00

Please join us on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for our: "Alumni Reunion Lunch"   Please join us as we celebrate the classes of '73-76, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07, '12, '17 Reconnect with Classmates, Faculty and College Leadership Class Photo @ The Arch Participate in our Alumni Arching Ceremony Lunch Tours of Campus The cost of the event is $15/person*. * A portion of your payment will go to support The Fund for…

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Center for Data, Mathematical and Computational Sciences – Fair – Keynote Speaker

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences Fair Date/Time: Tuesday, 4/5/22, 5-7pm Location: Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion 1 Join us for the Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences Fair on April 5th, 2022! This event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Shawn Simpson, Principal Data Scientist at BlackRock AI Labs, who will share practical tips gleaned from her career as a Data Scientist in finance, media, and advertising. Following the keynote speech, attendees will have the chance to view posters showcasing Ramapo…

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My Life in Print: Reflections of a Ramapo College Journalist

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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My Life in Print: Reflections of a Ramapo College Journalist Dorine Bethea ‘86 Multiplatform Editor of the Washington Post Join Dorine as she tells her story in journalism, starting as a writer and then editor-in-chief of the Ramapo News through her current work at the Washington Post – and including stops along the way at newspapers throughout the country. Tuesday, April 12 7:00 p.m. York Room

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Distinguished Citizens Gala

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
The Rockleigh Country Club, 26 Paris Avenue
Rockleigh, NJ 07647 United States
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DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS GALA *New Date* Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Rockleigh Country Club, Rockleigh, New Jersey  Click Here to Join Us OUR 2022 DISTINGUISHED HONOREES   John G. Brewster ’75 Managing Director, Brewster Wealth Management Group, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC   The Honorable Craig J. Coughlin, Esq. Assembly Speaker, The State of New Jersey   Dr. Balpreet Grewal-Virk Vice President for Community Engagement, Northern Region, Hackensack Meridian Health

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Financial Speakers Series – Taking the Myth Out of Becoming Debt Free

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Presented by Ramapo Alumnus Anthony Siciliano ’10 How often do you think about money? When you think about Money, what comes to mind? Of all the threats to your financial security, none is more dangerous than DEBT. In this 45 minute information session, Anthony will share some debt elimination and budgeting concepts that everyone can be utilizing to help turn their wasted money into wealth. After graduating with a degree in Marketing from Ramapo College in 2010, Anthony Siciliano became…

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