April 2014

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Welcome to the Ramapo Alumni and Friends eNewsletter. Our mobile-friendly monthly email newsletter is meant to keep you connected to Ramapo College--news, events, programs and so much more! If you have any questions or would like additional information about Ramapo or our alumni/friends programs, please do not hesitate to contact us at, (201) 684-7093 or visit our Web site.

Spring Break!

Philanthropy, research, vacations--click the photo to hear more about what
Ramapo students did on their Spring Break this year.

Alumni News

Ladies of Laughter Event

Please join the Ramapo College Foundation and the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts for a special evening of networking and comedy, on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Begin the evening at a private wine and hors d'oeuvres reception in the Berrie Center from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Special guest Peggy Boyce, Executive Producer of the National Ladies of Laughter Funny and Fabulous Tour, will give us an inside scoop about the world of comedy. Enjoy an evening of conversation, laughter and networking with fellow Ramapo alumni and friends. For more information please download the flyer.
Alumni Spotlight
An American magician performs in North Korea. While there he hosts an “International Gathering” for fellow entertainers—during the time of “the great leader,” Kim Il Sung—impossible. This is the story of Ramapo College’s very own, Hal Meyers ’80 (Theatre). Click here to read more about Hal's experience.

Cahill Career Center Programming

The Cahill Career Development Center will be hosting the following events this month. For more information please visit them online.
April 7: Resume Writing for Alumni Workshop
April 10: Business Careers Fair
April 16: What to Expect from the Federal Hiring Process

Greek Life 25th Anniversary Barbecue

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life would like to invite all Ramapo College of New Jersey Greeks back to campus for an Alumni Barbeque to celebrate Greek Life's 25th year anniversary. The event will take place on April 13 at 4 p.m. at Laurel Courts on the Ramapo College campus. Cost is $25 per person and is due by Monday, March 31. To RSVP and make payment, please email the Office of Student Life. All checks should be addressed to Ramapo College of New Jersey with a memo of "Greek Life Reunion." Please feel free to invite other alumni to this event and visit our Facebook page for more information.

Performing Arts Dinner Series

American musician, Ray Charles, was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and blues together. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success.The Berrie Center offers exceptional seating, affordable ticket prices, a wonderful dining experience...and a special time with friends. To make reservations or for more information please contact Liz Kloak or visit online.

Campus News

Berrie Center Events

The following performances are coming to The Berrie Center this month. For more information please visit their Web site or contact them at (201) 684-7844.
  • April 11-13 and 17-19: Spring Awakening
  • April 29-May 3: New Plays Festival 2014
  • May 4: Forever Ray

The Open Door Series

The Open Door Series announces it's final concert this semester. As always, the concert is free and open to the public, located in the beautiful 19th-century York Room at the Birch Mansion on campus beginning at 7 p.m. For more information please contact Professor Itay Goren.

April 2: Solo Piano Recital by Frank Pavese

Italian Language Film Series Events

In conjunction with the Italian Cinema course, films are shown at 6:30 p.m. in ASB-136 on the Ramapo Campus. Admission is free and open to the general public.

April 9:  Tutta La Vita Davanti
April 23:  La Grande Bellezza

Ramapo Chorale presents HORIZONS

Join the Chorale, Skylark, CantaNOVA and Take12 – together with Brazilian Percussion and Ramapo Chamber Ensemble – on April 27 at 4 p.m. for an exciting concert featuring music of Haiti, Jamaica and South Africa.  Musical tributes to Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King are highlights. A portion of the profits will benefit the Ramapo College Haiti Scholarship Fund.  Tickets at Berrie Center box office: $15 adults and $5, or at the door:  Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, 280 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah. For more information contact Lisa Lutter.

Upcoming Athletics Events

April is one of the busiest Athletics months of the year.
Be sure to catch an upcoming game or match in the following sports:
Track and Field
Men's Volleyball
Men's Tennis
Women's Lacrosse
Check the Athletics Web site for the most up-to-date schedules and for a complete listing of all Athletics events. For more information please contact Rachel Pinton.

Save the Date

This year's Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on October 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bradley Center. For additional information please visit the Athletics Web site.

Networking in the Mental Health Field

Ramapo College of New Jersey, in partnership with the New Jersey Health Care Talent Network, presents Career Opportunities in the Mental Health Field on April 9 from 5:30–7 p.m. in the Student Center, room 138.  Join us for an informative networking opportunity and the chance to learn more about academic courses and degrees in the mental health field, including social work, nursing, and substance abuse (minor). Practitioners will learn about a “day in the life” of a professional in the field and employers will discuss job prospects.  Click here to register or call (201) 684-7370.

Friends of Ramapo Invite You to an Artist's Talk
and Dessert Reception

Judith Peck Sculpture: "Empathy"
A Retrospective Exhibition Celebrating Four Decades
of Teaching Art at Ramapo

April 13 from 3-5 p.m.

Kresge and Pascal Galleries, Angelica and Russ Berrie
Center for Performing and Visual Arts, Ramapo College Campus

Dessert reception immediately following, $25 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Ramapo Scholarship for the Arts for students in the Visual and Performing Arts. Please RSVP by April 7 to Jo Anne Zellers by email, or by calling (201) 684-7179. More information is also available online.

Friends of Ramapo Seeking Nominations

If you are interested in serving on the Executive Board, joining the Board Membership, or nominating someone for an office or board position, please contact Jo Anne Zellers by April 30.

Lectures and Visits

The following programs are being sponsored by the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies. Please click the corresponding link to download the individual event flyer. All events are free and open to the public.

-April 3, 1 p.m., Student Center Alumni Lounges (SC138): Confiscation and Destruction: The Young Turk Seizure of Armenian Property by Dr. Ugur Umit Ungor from Universiteit Utrecht

-April 17, 1 p.m., Trustees Pavilion: And from that moment, the Shoah began for us: What Survivor Testimony Tells Us About the Wehrmacht and its Victims during the German Invasion of the Soviet Union by Dr. David Wildermuth from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

-April 23, 5 p.m., Trustees Pavilion 1/2: Dr. David I. Kertzer from Brown University will speak about his new book, The Pope and Mussolini, published in January by Random House

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Programs

For more information about any of the following programs, please contact (201) 684-7409 or These programs are free and open to the public.

April 14, 3:45-5:15 p.m.: "Dictator in the Dock"--Film screening with Pamela Yates (director) and Paco de Onis (producer)

May 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Gumpert Teachers' Workshop--"The U.N. Convention on Genocide as a Living Text: A Case Study for the Classroom". Breakfast and lunch included, this is an approved workshop for Certification renewal (5 hours).

MBA Program Upcoming Events

Learn more about the accelerated MBA Program for working professionals by attending an upcoming Information Session.
Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Sessions are held in ASB-520. Immediate decisions on GMAT waivers are available an hour before and after each event for candidates with resumes and copies of their transcripts. For more information visit our Web site.

Learning Opportunities

The Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (CIPL) offers the following upcoming programs:
For more information please visit their Web site, email, or call (201) 684-7370.

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