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Ken Burns Film Series Continues at Brookdale

Tom Cioppa speaks in front of a digital screen in a MAN classroom building.

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 […]

Hundreds ‘Plug In’ to 2017 Brookdale Guitar Show

A man in a leather jacket and cowboy hat sits and plays a guitar in the BREC auditorium.

Following a one-year hiatus, the Brookdale Guitar Show returned in force to the Lincroft campus on April 30 with a full lineup of live music, expert workshops, rare instruments and exclusive deals for local music lovers. Despite missing out on last year’s show, which was preempted by a campus-wide renovation project, attendees said they were happy to see […]

Dozens Honored at 2017 Gold Star Awards Dinner

Students and advisors stand together to receive a Gold Star Award in a wood-paneled ballroom.

With many of their final exams completed and only a few weeks remaining before the end of the 2016-17 school year, Brookdale students came together for a night of dinner, dancing, prize raffles and some well deserved recognition on April 26 during the 2017 Gold Star Awards Dinner in Shrewsbury. The ceremony, hosted by the […]

Brookdale Hosts Multi-Faith Dialogue on ‘The Golden Rule’

Six religious and nonprofit leaders stand together behind a table and a banner reading 'Peace Building Through Interfaith Dialogue" in the Student Life Center.

Dozens of local religious leaders, advocates and community members came together in a spirit of commonality and mutual respect on April 20 for the first ever “Multi-Faith Dialogue” program, hosted in Brookdale’s Student Life Center in Lincroft. The program, titled “The Golden Rule,” featured an overview of five different faith traditions and their approach to […]

Students Shine at 2017 Achievement Showcase

Six members of the Brookdale Honors Program sit behind a table and in front of a projection screen in the Student Life Center.

From the classroom to the community, Brookdale students were able to build, create and achieve tremendous things during the 2016-17 school year. And with a few weeks remaining before graduation, dozens of students came together to discuss their accomplishments during the 2017 Student Achievement Showcase, held April 20 in the Student Life Center. Whether you […]

Engineering Alumni Return for 2017 Transfer Panel

Brookdale engineering alumni stand with professor Lisa Hailey in the Student Life Center.

Fourteen Brookdale engineering graduates returned to campus on April 14 to share advice, answer questions and help current students take their next educational step during the 2017 Engineering Alumni Transfer Panel, held in the Student Life Center. The panelists, including recent graduates studying at universities like Rutgers and NJIT and young professionals who recently entered the […]

Four Students Win 2017 Bankier Library Research Awards

Four students hold up certificates of achievement in the Bankier Library.

Hard work usually pays off. And for the four winners of the 2017 Bankier Library Research Awards, it has paid off big. The students, each of whom entered this year’s contest by submitting research papers written for their English 122 courses, were presented with cash prizes totaling $600 and immortalized on permanent plaques in the library […]

Students Celebrate Diversity at 2017 International Fest

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 […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Language Creator Visits Brookdale

Students and a guest presenter stand together wearing blue Brookdale shirts in the Student Life Center.

When Dothraki warriors on HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” issue battle cries in their native tongue, or when Dark Elves threaten Norse gods in the Shiväisith language in Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” audiences may be surprised to know they are not speaking gibberish. They are speaking one of more than a dozen fully functioning “conlangs” […]

Accomplished Alumni Return for ‘Career Connections’ Program

Brookdale alumni and staff pose together for a group photo in the Student Life Center.

Four notable Brookdale graduates returned to campus on April 6 to speak with students and offer their support during the college’s biannual Career Connections networking program in the Student Life Center. Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Rutgers University medical laboratory science program director Deborah Josko, Algonquin Arts Theater arts education director Julianna Nagy, and WBGO staff […]

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