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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 […]

Collage 2015 Receives Gold Medal from Columbia
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Collage, Brookdale’s student arts magazine, has once again received one of the top honors in the nation for scholastic publication. In March, Collage 2015 was awarded a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). The award, presented annually by an international student press association comprised of student journalists and faculty advisers, recognizes outstanding […]

CVA Gallery Unveils Student Arts Exhibition
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Hundreds of student drawings, paintings, sculptures, handcrafted pieces of jewelry and other works of art are now on display in the CVA Gallery as part of the new “Studio Arts II” exhibition. The showcase, which opened with a public reception on March 29, features work from nearly 75 students enrolled in Brookdale’s upper-level courses in […]

Spotlight Shines on Student Artist
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A hobby can be a blissful escape or, in some cases, a blossoming career. For Brookdale English professor Richard “Tim” Burke, creativity is a passion – a passion that he often recognizes in the students who walk through the doors of English 122: Research and Writing. After years of mentoring and guiding students toward careers […]

CVA Exhibit Showcases Diversity at Brookdale
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The Center for Visual Arts (CVA) gallery has officially been transformed into a global arts village, featuring clothing, traditional masks, musical instruments and other cultural artifacts representing nearly every continent on earth. The items, donated by Brookdale faculty, staff, students and the International Education Center, form the CVA’s new International Education/Diversity exhibition, which will be […]

Six Students Win “Bill Watkins Competition”
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Hundreds of Brookdale students competed this fall in the first ever interdisciplinary scholarship competition hosted by Brookdale’s new Humanities Institute. Faculty from Brookdale’s English and art departments came together to host the competition, which required students to either write an essay or craft an original work of art based on the writings of acclaimed author […]

Sculptor Stephen Talasnik Visits Brookdale
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Acclaimed artist and sculptor Stephen Talasnik set up shop on the Lincroft campus Dec. 3, hosting a campus-wide design competition between 18 Brookdale students and giving a free presentation to members of the community. Talasnik began the day by addressing a group of architecture, drawing, painting and sculpting students, each of whom had volunteered for […]

Students Take Over the CVA Gallery
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Nearly 200 Brookdale art and photography students are represented in a new mixed-media exhibition in the CVA Gallery, which opened to members of the community on Dec. 1. The annual Studio Art & Photography Student Assessment Show, on display through Dec. 11, features hundreds of examples of the best student artwork created during the fall […]

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