From the President
In order to better inform you of all the impressive things happening at NJCU, we are creating a monthly e-newsletter. It will provide updates on new academic programs, outstanding accomplishments of our faculty and students, capital projects, including the West Campus redevelopment, and special events. This inaugural issue includes an announcement that NJCU has been ranked as one of the Top 10 “Best Bang for the Buck” schools in the northeast and #2 in New Jersey for serving students in need as well as our launching of a Confucius Institute that will focus on Chinese language and culture.
These accomplishments and those that will be featured in subsequent issues of the newsletter are the result of the dedication and commitment of faculty, staff, alumni and friends. I am profoundly grateful to them and inspired by all that we have accomplished and will be accomplishing together.
Warm regards,Sue Henderson, Ph.D.President
NJCU Named Top 10 “Best Bang for the Buck”In the latest rankings from Washington Monthly, one of the most prestigious publications that measures universities, New Jersey City University was ranked as one of the Top 10 “Best Bang for the Buck” schools in the northeast, and #2 in New Jersey for serving students in need. Click to read more. For more NJCU Rankings of Note, click HERE.
NJCU to Launch Confucius InstituteNJCU will open a Confucius Institute (CI) with a focus on Chinese language and culture. The CI will enable NJCU to emphasize international opportunities for students and faculty with a partner university in China, Jilin Huaqiao University of Foreign Languages in Jilin Province, one of the largest private universities in China.NJCU is one of only two universities in New Jersey selected to host a Confucius Institute. Approximately 100 universities across the country host Confucius Institutes. In announcing the opening of the Confucius Institute, Dr. Henderson said, “The outstanding opportunities that will result from this international partnership are invaluable for our students, faculty, and University community. This is a prestigious honor that affords our community the chance to learn more about Chinese language and culture. This relationship will bolster NJCU’s standing as a center for academic excellence and will facilitate economic and cultural exchange in the region and beyond.”
NJCU Nursing Alumni, Students Invited to ‘Dr. Oz’ ShowNJCU alumnae Diana DeLorenzo Paone ’08, a nurse in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Community Medical Center, and Tricia Reuter Falco ’08, a nurse in the Endoscopy Department at CentraState Medical Center, were among the nursing students and alumni invited to “The Dr. Oz Show” for the September 4 taping of a special one-hour episode honoring nurses. Among other alumni in the audience were Morgan Ohr ’15, Natalie Orrico ’14, Joanne Lavaranio ’14, and Lindsay Batchelor ’14. NJCU’s nursing program was recently ranked 2nd among New Jersey’s four-year nursing programs in “America's Best Nursing Schools for the Eastern Region” for 2015 by Nurse Journal. NJCU ranks in the top 20 percent in the nation when compared with all nursing programs in the survey.
Cheer for Your Gothic KnightsIt’s always the right season for sports at NJCU! This fall, from women's volleyball to men's golf, men's and women's soccer, and cross country, you’ve got something to cheer about. Our Gothic Knights love your support, so spend an evening with family and friends and watch some Division III athletics. For schedules, visit http://www.njcugothicknights.com/. Can’t make it to a game? Watch streaming video and view real-time stats online for most home events.
FACULTY IN BRIEFBarbara B. Blozen, associate professor of nursing, will serve on the New Jersey State Board of Nursing through July 2018. Nurdan Duzgoren-Aydin, professor and chair of geoscience/geography, was named the first Distinguished Lecturer for the International Medical Geology Association. Jacqueline Ellis, associate professor and chair of women’s and gender studies, authored “Nurturing Anger: Race, Affect, and Transracial Adoption” for Child, Volume 43 of the WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly) series. Ellen Gruber Garvey, professor of English, has been selected to the inaugural cohort of the New York Council for the Humanities’ new Public Scholars program. Pianist Alden Gatt, vocal coach in the Caroline L. Guarini Department of Music, Dance and Theatre, was named winner of the 2015 Marilyn Horne Song Competition for young opera singers and vocal pianists, one of the most prestigious and valuable singing competitions in the United States. Martin Kruck, professor and chair of art, was among the 50 artists selected for “50 for 50,” one of several initiatives sponsored by ArtsWestchester, the largest private, not-for-profit arts council in New York. Ana Maria Rosado, assistant professor of music, will perform in a solo guitar recital and lead a workshop on Latin American rhythms at the first International Gharana Music Festival in Nepal, October 8-11 in Kathmandu.