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Spring Festival – Virginia A. Cory Community Garden

Located on Beechwood Avenue, between Brookwillow and Pinewood Avenues, in West Long Branch, the Garden comprises a group of people working to improve their community. To celebrate Earth Day and the beginning of the 2022 season, we’re hosting a Spring Festival featuring community-based vendors, activities, and live music! Admission for all interested guests is free.

The Urbanization of Barnegat Bay

(Free, Registration Required)

Join us Earth Day, April 22, for a screening of Drift, a documentary exploring 50 years of growing pains on Barnegat Bay, followed by an expert panel discussion looking toward the future for the state’s largest body of water and its surrounding communities. The film was produced by the nonprofit Save Barnegat Bay and directed by Monmouth University Production Services Director Erin Fleming.

Social Work Career Day

Hosted by the School of Social Work

Zoom Link:


2–2:30 p.m.

Kristie Tapolow, LSW
Social Behavioral Support Specialist
Middletown Township Public School District

2:30-3 p.m.

Deidre Stamos Lonza, LCSW, LCADC
Senior Director of Operations
New Hope IBHC

3–3:30 p.m.

Jonelle Rodriquez, LSW
Social Worker
American Friends Service Committee – Immigrant Rights Program

Katie Meola, LSW
Social Worker
American Friends Service Committee – Immigrant Rights Program

3:30–4 p.m.

Virgina Kinneman, MSW, LCSW
Social Work Supervisor
RWJ Barnabas Health Inpatient
Behavioral Health

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Ocean Justice

The Monmouth University Institute for Global Understanding (IGU) and Urban Coast Institute (UCI) will host the virtual panel discussion “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Ocean Justice” on March 9. The event is this year’s first installment of the Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series, which assembles international experts to discuss scientific and policy issues that hold important implications for coastal and marine ecosystems. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Randall Abate, director of the IGU, and include the following presentations and speakers:

  • “From Accounting for, to Accountability to: Reciprocity and Restitution in Collaborative Climate Change Research” by Monica Barra, assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment and Department of Anthropology
  • “Environmental Justice Impacts of Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution” by Juliano Calil, senior fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy and adjunct professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • “Preparing the Prospective NOAA-Mission Workforce for a More Just Future” by Sharmini Pitter, assistant director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Following the presentations, attendees will be invited to take part in a Q&A with the panel. Scroll below to read the speakers’ biographies and presentation abstracts.

The event is free and open to the public. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Mental Health Career Panel

Hosted by the Department of Psychology

Want a career in mental health, but not sure which one?

Want to do therapy, but not sure what training you need?

Come learn about the experiences of former MU psychology students working in mental health.

You will hear from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Private Practice, a Clinical Psychologist at the Federal Correctional Complex and a Psychologist in Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Mental Health Career Panel
Hosted by the Department of Psychology
Wednesday March 23, 2022
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST
Presented on Zoom: Zoom Access Link

For more information, please contact Dr. Natalie Ciarocco at

Black History Month Open Mic Night – Joy, Justice and Solidarity

Flyer for Open Mic Night - Joy, Justice and Solidarity from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022 as part of Black History Month. Click or tap image to view detailed image

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CommWorks: Students Committed to Performance and the MU Intercultural Center invite you to join us for the Black History Month Open Mic Night – Joy, Justice and Solidarity from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday,  February 28 at the Student Center Fireplace Lounge.

Performances should be 3 to 5 minutes long and can include poetry, recitation, song, prose and more!

$25 Prizes Awarded to Top Performers!

Want to practice? Join in on the CommWorks weekly practice sessions every Wednesday from 2:50 to 4:20 p.m. in Plangere Room 235.

You can sign up now in advance or sign up at the event.



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Distinguished Lecture in Social Justice: Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Presented by the Monmouth University President's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a queer black feminist love evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all life. She is/they are the author of several books—most recently Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals—and the co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Trust, an intergenerational experiential living library of Black LBGTQ brilliance.


Registration has closed for this event.

Bruce Springsteen Live! / New Jersey Devils Game Tickets

Join us as we tour the Bruce Springsteen Live! Exhibit at the Prudential Center. Guests are invited to join us for a reception beforehand within walking distance of the museum. Stick around after the tour to watch the Devils take on the Carolina Hurricanes.

Presented by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University and the GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center in Newark.