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Annual Graduate Symposium (English Dept.)

Call for Papers

The Graduate Symposium presents students with the unique opportunity to not only present their work before their peers, but also to hone their speaking skills while simultaneously building their resume.

All English Graduate students are welcome to submit papers and presentation proposals to Jennifer Broman (

Threesis Competition

What is the Threesis? Consider it an elevator pitch for your thesis (or any research you’ve done). Present a 3-minute long, non-jargon prose description of your thesis or research paper, and compete against your fellow Grad students for $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, WHIP SMART (St. Martin’s Press 2010), whose “electrifying prose and unremitting honesty” Kirkus Reviews said, “expertly captures grace within depravity.” Among other places, she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Anderson Cooper Live, CNN, The Atlantic and Tin House online, Guernica, and New York magazine.  Her writing has been published and anthologized widely, in venues including Glamour, Kenyon Review, Post Road, Hunger Mountain, Salon, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Times, Bitch Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, The Rumpus, The Beauty Anthology, The Moment Anthology, and Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York.  For seven years, she has co-curated and hosted the popular Mixer Reading and Music Series in Manhattan, and is the recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught writing at Purchase College, The New School, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Utica College, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, among other places, and is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Monmouth University. Selected by Lia Purpura as the winner of the 2013 Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Contest, she is the recipient of a 2013 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Artist Grant, a 2012 Bread Loaf Nonfiction Fellowship, a 2014 Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship, and MacDowell Colony fellowships in 2010, 2011, and 2014. The daughter of a sea captain and a psychotherapist, she was raised on Cape Cod, and lives in Brooklyn.

Free and Open to the Public

Symposium on Religion in Public Life

A symposium hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Religion and Interdisciplinary studies reflecting on the impact and significance of Pope Francis’s papacy for global and American Catholicism from both ecclesiastical and scholarly perspectives. Speakers will include the Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, the tenth Bishop of Trenton, and Susan Abraham, associate professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University. The symposium is sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of Global Initiatives.

RSVP to Ms. Lynette Ming at If you have any questions please call 732-263-5501 or extension 5501.

First Annual Jersey Shore “Hawk” Mock Trial Invitational

The Monmouth University Pre-Law Club and Mock Trial team are happy to announce the inaugural Jersey Shore “Hawk” mock trial invitational tournament to be held at Monmouth University on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.

The tournament will be a 2-2 format with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday with an awards ceremony following the fourth round on Sunday.

For more information, contact Gregory Bordelon, J.D., at

A Poetry Reading: “Poetry Au Jews: A Spiel and a Recitation”

The Jewish Cultural Studies Program at Monmouth University

Spring 2015 program

…Free of charge and open to all…

A Poetry Reading

“Poetry Au Jews: A Spiel and a Recitation”

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Wilson Hall Auditorium, Monmouth University

Philip TermanPhilip Terman is the author of eight collections of poetry, including The Torah Garden, Rabbis of the Air, Book of the Unbroken Days, and The House of Sages. Autumn House Press will publish Our Portion: New and Selected Poems in 2015. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry Magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, The Sun Magazine, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poets, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, and Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust. He has received the Anna Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience. He teaches creative writing at Clarion University, where he directs the Spoken Arts Reading Series, and is co-director of The Chautauqua Writers Festival at the Chautauqua Institution.

Organized by the Jewish Cultural Studies Program and the Office for Global Initiatives
Co-sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Information Session

This information session is for students interested in the Psychological Counseling or Mental Health Counseling graduate programs ONLY.

The event will take place at the Monmouth University Graduate Center, 185 Route 36, West Long Branch

We hope you can attend one of our upcoming graduate school information sessions. Visiting our campus is the best way to experience firsthand the academic excellence and personalized attention Monmouth offers all graduate students.

Throughout the year, Monmouth hosts graduate sessions for prospective students where admissions counselors, faculty members, and financial aid representatives will be available to answer your questions as you:

  • Discover how we make graduate school affordable.
  • Gain a broader understanding of the application and admission process.
  • Learn more about graduate programs.
  • Talk with program directors 1-on-1.