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Award Winning Poets Kick Off 2017 Writers Series
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Acclaimed poets Janine Joseph and Matthew Olzmann came together on Feb. 20 to host a free reading of their work and talk with Brookdale students during the launch of this year’s Visiting Writers Series, running through April 17 on the Lincroft campus. Joseph, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and author of the acclaimed 2016 book Driving […]

Traveling Museum Visits Brookdale for Black History Month
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Brookdale students and employees came together to kick off Black History Month on Feb. 2 with the installation of a pop-up exhibit called “African American Inventors and Inventions Traveling Museum” in the Student Life Center (SLC). Dozens of students toured the exhibit during and after College Hour, exploring a wide range of artifacts, newspaper clippings, […]

Acclaimed Alumnus Opens CVA Gallery Exhibit
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Nationally recognized sculptor and two-time Brookdale alumnus Brian Hanlon returned to his alma mater on Jan. 26 to open a new exhibit of his work in the CVA Gallery. The exhibit, titled “Historic Pillars in Bronze,” features more than two dozen sculptures of local and national heroic figures, including famed baseball player Yogi Berra, civil […]

Students Draw From Experience During Visiting Artist Series
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Brookdale students spent time with two accomplished professional artists this month during a series of workshops and guest lectures offered as part of the 2016 Visiting Artist Series. The initiative – sponsored by the Monmouth County Arts Council, the Brookdale Innovation Grant (BIG) program, and the Brookdale Art Department – featured free workshops and discussions led by jewelry and metal […]

ESL Students Put Artwork, Heritage on Display
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A new exhibit in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery shines a spotlight on the artistic talents and cultural heritage of students studying English as a Second Language (ESL) at Brookdale. Approximately 30 students contributed more than 100 pieces of original artwork, ancestral clothing and family heirlooms to the exhibit, which is on display through […]

Student Voices: My Life on the Stage
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Change is difficult for everyone. Let’s start there. A few years ago I was going through a lot of change: friend groups were changing, my love life was evolving, I was finding out who I was as a person, and I was doing my best to adjust to everything life threw at me. And like any artist, […]

AMC Executive Discusses ‘New Golden Age’ of TV
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From streaming services and on-demand programming to the rise of edgy, boundary-pushing dramas and comedies, few things have changed more radically in recent years than television. Once considered a second-rate medium by actors, producers and the viewing public, TV has undergone an aesthetic renaissance in the last two decades. Accomplished actors, directors and screenwriters now flock to the small […]

Despite Tempests, Shakespeare ‘Measures’ Up
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Nearly 450 residents flocked to the Lincroft campus this month for the Performing Arts Center’s 15th annual “Shakespeare on the Lawn” series, which featured the Bard’s controversial tragicomedy Measure for Measure. The free, open-air performances were once again a hit with theater fans of all ages, even if four of eight planned shows had to […]

Songwriters on the Beach Returns to Belmar
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Following a mid-summer thunderstorm that forced festivities indoors on July 7, Brookdale Public Radio’s annual summer concert series finally took to the beach on July 14 with an evening of high-energy folk rock by the Ballroom Thieves, JT Makoviecki and James Black. Hundreds of local music fans lined the Belmar beach between 16th and 17th avenues for the second […]

English Professors Win National Poetry Awards
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For much of the year, associate English professors Suzanne Parker and Laura McCullough spend their time teaching students the ins and outs of writing in a Brookdale classroom. When not on campus, Parker and McCullough lead by example. The two long-time instructors are also accomplished poets, piling up awards, accolades and a growing list of […]

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