Alert: June 8, 2023

June 8, 2023

Please be advised that on Thursday June 8, all classes will be remote. Employees are to work remotely. Essential personnel should report to work as required by their supervisor.

Last Updated: 6/8/2023, 2:38 PM

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  • Sustainability in Teaching and Research (STAR) Symposium

    A Symposium on Curricular and Scholarly Innovations based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Exploring National and International Efforts Toward Equity, Coastal and Climate Futures, Sustainability and Social Justice, and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

    Registration is Now Open

    Preliminary Agenda & Speakers

    Additional information about speakers and scheduling will be added in the coming days. Please check back soon for updates.

    Symposium Opening

    Patrick Leahy, Ed.D., Monmouth University President

    Tammy Snyder Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey

    Keynote Speaker

    Omar Hernandez, Program Manager of the United Nations Academic Impact

    Executive Plenary Session on Institutional Best Practices on Sustainability

    Dr. Angel Cabrera, President of the Georgia Institute of Technology

    Dr. Rupa Chanda, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia, and the Pacific

    Panel Themes by Day

    Day 1: In-Person/Hybrid

    Track A: Educating for Sustainability

    Track B: Moving Towards Sustainable Environment

    Track C: Equity Justice and Sustainable Communities

    Special Attraction: “Youth Creative Works on Sustainability” session with representation from Monmouth University and high school students

    Day 2: Virtual

    Tracks D and E: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Sustainability Teaching and Research

  • The Mississippi Delta Meets the Jersey Shore (Featuring Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & The Allstars)

    The Mississippi Delta Meets the Jersey Shore

    Friday, June 2, 2023, at 8 p.m.
    Lauren K. Woods Theatre

    Celebrate the delta and the history of the blues with a night of live music and stories. This event will feature Mississippi’s own Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & The Allstars, with an opening set from Ken “Stringbean” Sorensen.

    Anthony “Big A” Sherrod

    “Big A,” has been described as “an old soul deeply steeped In the Delta blues.” Roger Stolle, owner of Clarksdale’s Cat Head Delta Blues Store, describes Sherrod as “the torchbearer for the Clarksdale sound. “There’s no one else of Anthony’s generation who has learned first-hand from and/or played with the last of the older generation who are gone now […] Anthony was there and absorbed the distinct sounds, vocals, playing and showmanship from each musician he encountered. He knows where the music came from.” –Living Blues Magazine

    Presented by the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation and the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music at Monmouth University. Co-sponsored by Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area and Visit Clarksdale.

  • 5th Annual MLK Distinguished Lecture in Social Justice featuring Anthony Abraham Jack, Ph.D.

    Elite colleges are accepting diverse and disadvantaged students more than ever before—but to Anthony Jack, access does not equal acceptance. An assistant professor at Harvard and author of The Privileged Poor, Jack—once a low-income, first-generation college student himself—studies how poor students are often failed by the top schools that admit them. In talks, he details how class divides on campus create barriers to academic success—and shares what schools can do to truly level the playing field.

    This program is presented annually by the President’s Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion and will be moderated by Professor Claude Taylor. 

  • Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art, Words and Wisdom – Conversation and Book Signing with Nora Guthrie and Bob Santelli

    Hosted by the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music at Monmouth University

  • A Community Conversation With Dr. Cornel West

    Co-sponsored by the Basie Center, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Monmouth University’s Social Justice Academy and Intercultural Center.

    Featured Opener: A’Liah Moore ’23

  • 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.

  • Global Visionary Lecture with Ramu Damodaran, Former Chief of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

  • 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.