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.
Artist Reception: Rescheduled to Friday, March 1 from 5-7 pmFree Event
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.
Demo and Meet & Greet: Thursday, March 21st. Demo from 3-4 and continuation of the Meet & Greet from 4 - 6.Free Event
Tuesday Night Record Club
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 Amy Winehouse’s Back to BlackFree/Register
World Cinema Series
Youth Unstoppable: My Decade in the Youth Climate Movement (formerly An Inconvenient Youth) captures the vibrant untold story of the global youth climate movement. Decisions made today are shaping the world they will live in, and they are no longer willing to sit idly as the planet is degraded for the short term gain of the older generations. Director Slater Jewell-Kemker has been interviewing celebrities and politicians about the environment since the age of ten, now she is telling the stories of these remarkable young people on the front lines of climate change. The feature documentary also gives life to a thriving online community, already forming, that will continue as a youth focused environmental social network. This is the story of the youth of today fighting for their planet, their future.
There will be a post screening Q&A hosted by Professor Marina Vujnovic with special guest speaker Prof. Catherine Duckett.Free Event
Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions
Join Blue Hawk Records at the 2nd annual Women in Music industry event for a discussion about navigating through the industry with some of the most successful women in the field, in celebration of women’s history month. We have four amazing panelists joining us from some of the best-known companies in the music industry such as Atlantic Records, Roc Nation, Primary Wave, and SiriusXm and Pandora.Free/Register