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E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India


Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack. This month’s novel is E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India. A Passage to India hauntingly evokes India at the peak of the British colonial era, complete with the racial tension that underscores every aspect of daily life. Into this setting, Forster introduces Adela Quested and Mrs. Moor, British visitors to Chandrapore who, despite their strong ties to the elusive colonial community there, are eager for a more authentic taste of India. But when their fates tangle with those of Cecil Fielding and his local friend, Dr. Aziz, at the nearby Marabar Caves, the community of Chandrapore is split wide open and everyone’s life—British and Indian alike—is inexorably altered.

Free and open to the public but registration is required

British Invasion, Part 4: The Fourth Wave


This two-session virtual course taught by Kit O’Toole will survey some of the major artists of the Third Wave period, from the late 1970s through the 1980s and beyond. It will cover genres from punk through new wave, synth pop, rock, and much more. How does the Third Wave of the British Invasion continue to influence today’s music? The course will explore artists such as Duran Duran, Elvis Costello, the Cure, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, Psychedelic Furs, Human League, Nick Lowe, Madness, Joy Division, Howard Jones, Joe Jackson, New Order, Gary Numan, Pretenders, Style Council, and George Michael/Wham, and their impact on both British and American music. The role of MTV on the Third Wave of the British Invasion will also be discussed.

$50 (for two sessions)

Alumni Tandem Cycle Spin Class

Tandem, 200 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Join us for an unforgettable ride at Tandem Cycle in Asbury Park with instructor and fellow alumna Steph Ramos ’10! Steph majored in Communication & Media Studies and Music Management. […]

Summer House Watch Party

Location: Bradley Brew Project (714 Main St, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720) Cost: $5 (includes food and $1 donation to Access Fund) Join us for the season finale of Summer House […]

The Motive and the Cue

Pollak Theatre

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play. 1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre. 

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow

The Great Hall Auditorium/Virtual 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ, United States

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Alumni Awards

Great Hall and Patio

Join Fellow Alumni and Friends for Our 2024 Alumni Awards Ceremony! Held every other year, Alumni Awards recognize professional achievement, outstanding leadership, and volunteer commitment to Monmouth University. All alumni […]

Wine and Stein 2024

The Great Hall +1 more

Our annual wine and beer tasting event will be making its return to the Great Hall. Come raise a glass and reconnect with fellow Hawks. Sample an array of exceptional […]


R.F. Kuang’s Yellowface


Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack. This month’s novel is R.F. Kuang’s Yellowface. White lies. Dark humor. Deadly consequences… Bestselling sensation Juniper Song is not who she says she is, she didn’t write the book she claims she wrote, and she is most certainly not Asian American–in this chilling and hilariously cutting novel from R.F. Kuang, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Babel.

Free and open to the public, registration required.

CANCELLED: PleinAir ChiaroScuro Drawing Course

Erlanger Gardens

Gina Torello, a professor in the Art and Design Department at Monmouth University for 20 years, will guide you in this NEW one-of-a-kind workshop. She will be teaching a step-by-step guided Academic Drawing Course in the neo-classical Erlanger Gardens on the campus of Monmouth University. The class will cover compositional structure perspective, diverse application of materials and most of all the process of “capturing the LIGHT in Black and White in the ChiaroScuro Technique in the open air like the Impressionists.” New Wave Pochade Easels will be provided to all participants for use during your exclusive lesson, along with a comfortable pleinair chair to relax and draw during the class. All levels of experience in Drawing are welcome. A detailed supply list will be provided prior to the course.

$95 (plus materials)