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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
Filmmaker Robin Lung holds up a copy of her film "Finding Kukan"

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
Guests view photos of destroyed housing as part of a Hurricane Sandy memorial exhibit in the CVA Gallery

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
Brandon Novak speaks into a handheld microphone in the Student Life Center

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
A young family plays cornhole together in Parking Lot 7 in Lincroft during a food truck festival.

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
Author Mitchell Jackson poses for a photo in front of a Visiting Writers Series banner.

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 […]

Photography Exhibit to Mark Five-Year Sandy Anniversary
A black and white photo of a hurricane-ravaged garage, covered with snow.

More than 60 photographs documenting the aftermath and recovery from Hurricane Sandy will go on display in Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery on Oct. 20 as part of a new exhibit titled “91 Days; Countless Nights.” The exhibit, featuring the work of Shark River Hills-based photographer Kevin R. Burkitt, includes dozens […]

Students Laugh at Lunch with Matthew Broussard
Comedian Michael Broussard performs on stage in the Student Life Center.

The Office of Student Life and Activities’ 2017-18 “Laugh at Lunch” series got off to an uproarious start on Sept. 28 when acclaimed comedian Matthew Broussard took the stage in the Warner Student Life Center. Broussard, a New Jersey native and former financial analyst who left the field to pursue a comedy career in L.A., pens the […]

Interior Design Students Featured in New CVA Exhibit
Students and faculty pose for a photo near a display of interior design treatments in the CVA Gallery.

More than 80 pieces of design work from nearly 50 Brookdale interior design students are now on display in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery as part of a new Student Achievement Showcase, open to the public through Oct. 12. The exhibit features a wide range of illustrations, computer-aided design (CAD) work, 3D renderings, floor […]

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