All Clear, Delayed Opening – July 23, 2024

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Journeys of Interdependence: Portraits of First-Generation Identity in Higher Education

Pollak Gallery

The lives and experiences of students, families, faculty and professional staff who identify as first-generation are the subject of increased attention in higher education across the United States. The success of programs, initiatives, and interventions mostly focus on measurable student “outcomes” but may often miss the complicated narratives of aspiration, sacrifice, accomplishment and identity work first-generation students, families, faculty, staff and communities navigate.  Portraiture can make visible the triumphs and challenges of being first in the family in higher educational spaces. This juried exhibition features works that highlight the  first-generation college experience through portraiture  made in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking and textiles.

Free and open to the public

The Cardboard Show

DiMattio Gallery at Rechnitz Hall

Monmouth University, in conjunction with Parlor Gallery is thrilled to kick off the year with a captivating art exhibition that transcends traditional boundaries. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of limitless imagination at the much-anticipated Cardboard Show, an extraordinary celebration of free-form and experimental creativity.

Free and open to the public

Ross Gay – Toni Morrison Day Keynote Speaker

Pozycki Hall Auditorium

Ross Gay is the author of the poetry collections Against Which (2006), Bringing the Shovel Down (2011), Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (2015), winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Be Holding (2022), winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award. As an essayist, he has published The Book of Delights, a 2019 New York Times bestseller, Inciting Joy (2022), and The Book of (More) Delights (2023). Gay is founding co-editor of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’ and an ardent gardener and founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project.

Free and open to the public

An Evening with Glen Phillips & Shawn Mullins

Pollak Theatre

Prepare to be swept away by an extraordinary evening of acoustic brilliance featuring two musical legends – Glen Phillips and Shawn Mullins. These artists, each with their unique journey and captivating melodies, are coming together to create a musical experience that will resonate deep within your soul.

$50 – $60

Black History Month Alumni Career Panel

Julian Abele Room (The Great Hall Room 104)

Presented by The Intercultural Center, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, and Career Development Join us for a panel discussion with Black Alumni as they share their stories from college to […]

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Race and Class in Rock Music

Virtual

Since exploding on the scene in the late 1970s, Journey has inspired generations of fans with hit after hit. This two-session virtual course taught by David Hamilton Golland dispels rehashed myths and also shows how race and class in popular music contributed to their breakout success. As the economy collapsed and as people abandoned the spirit of Woodstock in the late 70s, Journey used the rhythm of soul and Motown to inspire hope in primarily white teenagers’ lives. Decades later, the band and their signature song remain classics, and now, with singer Arnel Pineda, they are again a fixture in major stadiums worldwide.

$50 (for two virtual sessions)

Careers in Pharmaceuticals Panel

Julian Abele Room (The Great Hall Room 104)

Moderated by Kanesha Jones ’03, Director of Product Quality Vigilance, Johnson & Johnson Did you know that 14 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies have offices in New Jersey? And […]

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Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. (source: Dramatists Play Service)

$20 (Adult); $15 (Senior & Alumni); FREE (MU Students, Faculty and Staff)

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Wit

Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. (source: Dramatists Play Service)

$20 (Adult); $15 (Senior & Alumni); FREE (MU Students, Faculty and Staff)