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Posted on: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

Monmouth University Students Participate in a Masterclass With Bridgman|Packer Dance

Monmouth University students in DA151 – Movement for Performer taught by Professor Lawrence Edwards had the unique opportunity to participate in a masterclass with world-class dancers Myrna Packer and Art Bridgman of Bridgman|Packer Dance last week. Packer and Bridgman were on campus preparing for a November 15 performance with the Center for the Arts, which […]

Posted on: Monday, March 18, 2019

Monmouth Students Visit Dr. Oz Show

Almost 50 students from Monmouth University’s undergraduate and graduate programs visited New York City on Monday, March 11 for a studio taping of The Dr. Oz Show. The students whose majors included Health Studies, Nursing and Communications, among others, were able to see television professionals work behind the scenes and participated in a post-show meet […]

Posted on: Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

Monmouth University Students Learn From Internationally Renowned Dance Troupe

This fall, Catapult Shadow Dance Company hosted a masterclass with Monmouth University dance students in Pollak Theatre while in residency developing their new work Angel Heart. The dance troupe was founded in 2009, gained widespread renown when it wowed a national television audience with its performance on Season Eight of NBC’s hit competition “America’s Got […]

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Celebrating National Poetry Month

The Traveling Poetry Emporium came to Monmouth University's campus on April 16 creating personalized poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Students visited one of their pop-up poetry booths in the lobby of the Student Center, Dining Hall or Plangere Center and named any topic they wanted. Then, in less than five minutes, one of traveling poets GennaRose Nethercott, Cassandra de Alba or Julia Story composed an original, full-length poem on an antique manual typewriter just for them.

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Monmouth Dance Students Participate in a Masterclass With Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company

In November, the Center for the Arts in partnership with Department of Music and Theatre Arts Adjunct Professor Ekaterina Bronshteyn hosted one of four masterclasses scheduled this year with her dance students. The masterclasses are meant to broaden Monmouth students' knowledge of the discipline and skills outside of the classroom and allow them to work with distinguished, professional dancers and choreographers.

Posted on: Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

A Classic Tale With a Twist

Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre opened its doors October 19th to give students from local elementary schools a special performance. The Center for the Arts hosted The Three Pigettes and the Big Bad Lady Wolf , a bilingual show that puts a twist on the classic tale, The Three Little Pigs . The show was part of the Children's Theatre Series.

Posted on: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Music Legend Graham Nash Speaks With Mu Students

Monmouth University welcomed Graham Nash to campus September 23rd. And before his show, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner sat down with 20 lucky MU students.

Posted on: Monday, April 3, 2017

Women in the World, Sold Panel

Women in Media-Newark’s annual Women’s History Month film festival, which showcases and honors the work of established and emerging independent filmmakers who are predominately women, tells women’s stories of faith, courage, hope, determination and fortitude.

Posted on: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Art and Autism: Allowing Art to Speak

Produced in partnership with the New Jersey chapter of the nonprofit Autism Speaks, the concert fundraised for the organization’s mission of advocacy, awareness and ongoing research to aid individuals and families affected by autism.

Posted on: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Switchback Workshops

Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack of Switchback have been playing their brand of eclectic Celtic and Americana music at sold-out concert halls, performing arts centers and festivals for over 20 years.