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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spring Lecture Series Kicks Off at Brookdale

Director Catherine Wigginton Green hosted a Q & A session on Feb. 24 with dozens of students, faculty, and community members in the Student Life Center after the airing of her revolutionary documentary “I’m Not A Racist…Am I?” The film revolves around 12 New York high school students of different ethnicities, who agreed to come […]

CVA Gallery to Honor Brookdale Students, Alumni

The CVA Gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 26 for its newest exhibition “Monmouth County Artists: Before, During and After Brookdale.” The show, on display through March 31, pairs the work of current Brookdale students with notable alumni who are now accomplished members of Monmouth County’s professional arts community. Featured artists include […]

Four Students Awarded $5,000 STEM Fellowships

Four students have been selected as Brookdale’s first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fellows as part of a new grant program being rolled out this year. Ashley Crelin, Rhiannon Long, Nick Sakowski and Adam Winkler will each receive $5,000 toward their education as part of the program, which will offer fellowships to four more […]

Women’s Leadership Program Set for Fall Debut

Applications are now being accepted for Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) at Brookdale – a cohort-based program that will provide female undergraduates with a wide range of new academic and career enhancement opportunities. Beginning this fall, WILL members will be able to take advantage of new leadership-driven coursework, internships, service learning opportunities, campus events […]

Students Create Personalized Art During College Hour

The celebration of the month of February continued at Brookdale on Feb. 19 as the Office of Student Life and Activities gave students a unique, artistic diversion during college hour. Two events held simultaneously in the Student Life Center and the Larrison Hall lobby allowed students to create either a personalized photo keychain or a […]

Culinary Center Celebrates Valentine’s Day

There was a lot to love at the Culinary Education Center (CEC) on Feb. 12, as Brookdale culinary students served up a five-course feast for the center’s annual Valentine’s Day Dinner. Featuring everything from an artisanal French cheese platter and stuffed crepes with escargot to duck l’orange, filet mignon and flourless chocolate cake, the special […]

Brookdale Alumna Brings Health Training to Mexico

It’s been a productive few decades for Kathleen Smith-Wenning. Since graduating from Brookdale’s Respiratory Therapy program in 1985, Smith-Wenning has worked as a learning assistant, professor, department director and, most recently, as a humanitarian and public health advocate in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Since the year 2006, she has been volunteering with Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots, an […]

Students Put “Personal” Touch on Valentine’s Day

Students came together to celebrate the month of love on Feb. 12 by designing a personalized Valentine’s Day greeting card in the Student Life Center. With the aid of Personacards, a Pennsylvania-based company that designs quirky, offbeat greeting cards for a wide range of holidays, events and achievements, the students were able to craft a […]

Students Laugh at Lunch With Adam Mamawala

Brookdale students gathered at the Warner Student Life Center on Feb. 10 for this month’s Laugh at Lunch event featuring comedian Adam Mamawala. Mamawala is a 25-year-old comedian who has traveled to over 100 college campuses across the country, taking first place in 2007’s NJ Comedy Festival. That win has allowed Mamawala a wealth of […]

Chhange Honors 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

Dozens of community members packed into the Student Life Center on Feb. 10 for a rare event hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale. In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz, Chhange hosted an interactive presentation by author […]

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