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Ken Burns Film Series Continues at Brookdale
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In anticipation of an upcoming appearance by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, professors Bernard Olsen and Thomas Cioppa hosted a Q&A and film discussion of the director’s work on April. 27 in the MAN building. History professor Bernard Olsen presented Ken Burn’s “The Civil War,” an award-winning 1990 miniseries about the American Civil War. As a credentialed expert […]

Students Celebrate at Spring Fling 2017
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To commemorate the hard work and achievements of Brookdale students during the 2016-2017 academic year, the Student Life Board hosted its annual Spring Fling week, a three day festival consisting of free food, games, music, movies and more from April 18-20 across the Lincroft campus. To kick off the festivities, hundreds of students gathered in the visitor’s parking […]

Students Celebrate Diversity at 2017 International Fest
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In recognition of the countless cultures and backgrounds that make up the Brookdale community, members of the International Students Association and the International Education Center came together on April 5 to host the 2017 International Festival in the Student Life Center. More than one hundred students attended the festival, which featured information booths offering seemingly endless varieties of international […]

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 […]

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