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Brookdale Hosts First Annual ‘Write Night’
Students read from essays in front of a crowd in a black-painted theater during Wright Night 2017.

As thousands of new students prepared to close the first chapter of their Brookdale journey this month, eight Brookdalians were busy writing one final scene. First-year students Abner Betancourt, Kimberly Fawcett, Sarah Higgins, Olha Kika, Yaef Martinez, Phillip Roland, Ryan Sydor and Mike Walsh were invited to perform in front of a capacity crowd of […]

Student Photographers, Sculptors Featured in New CVA Exhibit
A wire sculpture designed around an automotive spark plug featured in a new museum exhibit.

From 3-D wire sculptures and hand-crafted clay plates to striking portraits and sweeping landscapes, the very best of Brookdale’s sculpture and photography departments is now on display in the CVA Gallery. The new exhibit, titled “Printed, Assembled, Formed: Photography, Ceramics & Metal,” features more than 50 works of art by dozens of advanced Brookdale art […]

Brookdale Student Selected as MTVU VJ

Following open auditions held at colleges and universities across the country, MTVU has selected Brookdale student and Manalapan resident Sophia Parola as its next on-air VJ. Parola, who was selected from more than 300 total applicants for the role, will host a series of paid video projects for the college-oriented cable network over the next […]

Piscataway Nation Kicks Off ‘Live at Lunch’ Series
Members of the Piscataway Nation Dance and Song group perform a traditional dance in the Student Life Center.

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, members of the Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers visited Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Nov. 9 to meet with students and showcase their traditional songs, dances and clothing for the Brookdale community. The program, hosted by the Office of Student Life and Activities as part of this year’s Live […]

Iconic Filmmaker Ken Burns Speaks at Brookdale

Nearly 2,000 students, employees and community members packed into the Collins Arena on Oct. 27 for a rare public appearance by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Winner of fifteen Emmy Awards and a two-time Academy Award nominee, Burns received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2008 for his […]

Filmmaker Robin Lung Presents ‘Finding Kukan’ at Brookdale

Dozens of students and community members came together in the Student Life Center in Lincroft on Oct. 26 for a rare public presentation by¬† documentary filmmaker Robin Lung. The program, sponsored by the Brookdale Asia Society and the nonprofit New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of World War II in Asia (NJ-ALPHA), […]

CVA Gallery Exhibit Marks Five-Year Sandy Anniversary

Five years ago this week, Monmouth County was enjoying a relatively pleasant fall. Families were buying Halloween costumes, making plans for Thanksgiving and gearing up to vote in a presidential election. Many were marveling, as they often do, at how quickly the seasons can change here in New Jersey. Then reports began to emerge of […]

‘Jackass’ Star Brandon Novak Talks Addiction, Hope and Recovery

From the highest highs, including sponsorship deals, hit movies and a bestselling autobiography, to the lowest lows, including stints in prison, rehab, and homelessness on the streets of Baltimore, Brandon Novak has lived a life that defies easy description. Recruited in his early teens as the nation’s next top professional skateboarder – drawing praise from […]

Community Digs In to Second Annual Food Truck Fest

Despite rain and clouds hovering over the Lincroft campus, community members turned out in force on Oct. 14 for a day of live music, eclectic food and family fun on Oct. 14 during the second annual Spark Invitational Food Truck Festival. The event, hosted by Brookdale Public Radio, featured nearly a dozen of the area’s […]

Acclaimed Novelist Kicks Off 2017 Visiting Writers Series

Award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson joined a capacity crowd of students, employees and community members in Brookdale’s Student Life Center on Oct. 11 to kick off this semester’s Visiting Writers Series, running through Dec. 5 in Lincroft. Author of the internationally acclaimed debut novel The Residue Years and winner of the Whiting Award and the […]

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