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Students Left ‘Dazed and Confused’ by Hypnotist Sailesh
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The award-winning hypnotist known simply as Sailesh entertained attendees while leaving a handful of volunteers in a stupor as part of the Spring 2017 Laugh at Lunch series on Feb. 28 in the Student Life Center. While most students were content dining on free pizza and refreshments, nearly a dozen brave Brookdalians volunteered to join in […]

Students Find ‘Puppy Love’ on Valentine’s Day
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Usually, no pets are allowed in a library. But on Feb. 14, five furry visitors broke that rule by setting up camp in Brookdale’s Bankier Library in celebration of Valentine’s Day. To comfort and delight students on the sometimes difficult holiday, library staff teamed up with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs to host a visit by five friendly canines. […]

Students Unwind During Spring 2016 Anti-Stress Week
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With finals approaching and graduation right around the corner, tensions tend to run high this time of the semester. To help relieve some of that stress, the Office of Student Life and Activities hosted Spring 2016 Anti-Stress week from April 26-28. “People need that uplifting feeling,” said first year education student Erin Batz about the activities […]

Students Unleash Their Superhero Powers at Spring Fling
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Brookdale students, staff and faculty “unleashed the power within” them during the Student Life Board’s annual Spring Fling week, held this year from April 19-21. Each day was filled with food, games, prizes and other fun-filled activities centered around a comic book superhero theme. Tuesday’s kickoff event included karaoke, inviting students to become the hero on […]

Brookdale President Elected to National Advocacy Board
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Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the primary advocacy group for the nation’s nearly 1,200 two-year institutions. Beginning on July 1, Murphy will join 31 community college presidents and chief executives from across the country for a three-year […]

Brookdale Hosts 12th Annual NJWGSC Colloquium
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Brookdale welcomed dozens of students, faculty and community members from over 10 different colleges and universities across New Jersey on April 1 for the 12th annual New Jersey Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium (NJWGSC) Undergraduate Colloquium. The conference – which opened with a keynote address by Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy – featured engaging presentations by […]

Original Freedom Rider Speaks at Brookdale
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This year’s Jacob Needle Lecture in History featured original Freedom Rider and core civil rights leader Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. Dr. Lafayette’s Feb. 23 presentation, titled “Your Life: A Celebration of Peace & Social Justice Yesterday and Today,” centered on his personal experiences fighting for racial equality and justice in the deep south in the […]

Brookdale Hires New Vice President for Learning
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Brookdale Community College officials have selected Matthew Reed, Ph.D., as the college’s new vice president for learning. Reed, current vice president for academic affairs at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts, previously served as a dean with the County College of Morris in Randolph and DeVry University in North Brunswick. A native of Rochester, New York, […]

Ten Graduate From Leadership Brookdale
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Following a year of targeted training and professional development workshops, ten college employees have graduated from the Leadership Brookdale program. During a recognition ceremony in the Student Life Center May 8, program coordinator Joan Santa Croce acknowledged the hard work put in by this year’s cohort and the personal and professional strides each member had […]

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