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FDU alumnus speaks with students about public relations

CHRISTI PEACE
News Editor

Alumni of a college can be a helpful resource in providing information and advice to current students. On Thursday, Nov. 21, FDU alumnus Michael Sinatra came to the College at Florham campus to speak with undergraduates in a public relations class about his experience in the working world.

Having earned his degree in communication studies in 2006, he has made a career practicing PR. He is currently a public relations and public affairs manager and directs the PR for the Northeast region of Whole Foods Market.

He began by explaining the history of the organization, stating that Whole Foods has more than 365 stores throughout the United Kingdom, U.S. and Canada.

His job is to serve as a spokesperson, handle media relations, crises and more within his region. This includes New York, which he called the media capital of the world.
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No rest for Kindel, a College at Florham presence for 36 years

MEGAN HEINTZ
Editor-in-Chief

Five a.m. Buzz. Buzz.

His alarm is set to the same time every day. For Roger Kindel, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s associate athletic director and adjunct professor, there is no rest for the weary.

His office is decorated to the ceiling in various plaques and awards. He has five “Coach of the Year” awards for basketball and another five for men’s golf. Others on the wall include awards for two teams in in the Athletic Hall of Fame, five wins at the MAC Championship and another four teams that have gone on to the NCAA tournament.

“I’m very proud of them. But of course, [in order to win these awards] you need good assistants and good players,” he said.
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Volleyball coach celebrates milestone of 300 career wins

STEVEN MACRI
Sports Editor

The wait is over. The Fairleigh Dickinson University women’s volleyball Head Coach Al Campora reached the milestone of 300 career wins during the final tournament of the season against Ramapo
College.

The Devils defeated Ramapo during the fifth set during a tightly contested match-up. FDU lost their previous two matches to nationally ranked Eastern University and Manhattanville College before notching Campora’s 300th win.

“We played some tough matches in between,” Campora said. “We played Eastern, which is a nationally ranked team. When the team had the opportunity, they came through. The team was a little disappointed they hadn’t beaten Manhattanville here at FDU. I didn’t even know they knew about the record … They did it against Ramapo, which was nice.”
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Opinion: America and the enduring Kennedy mystique

AYINDE J. STEVENS
Student Voice Editor

This Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination. The assassination, which took place in Dallas, was one of the most damaging events of 20th century.

A whole generation that looked up to Kennedy and, by extension, his family, when he was sworn in in January of 1961, had their heads bowed in grief two years later.
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New program promotes university’s global mission

CHRISTI PEACE
News Editor

Fairleigh Dickinson University is “dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education,” according to the FDU website. Last year, the Global Engagement program (GEO) was created to promote the global mission among undergraduates throughout the school.

It is based on a points system where students participate in relevant activities to be able to reach the level necessary to acquire a certificate of completion.
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Career counselor wins award for ‘Practitioner of the Year’

MONIQUE T. VITCHE
Editor-in-Chief

When Ryan Stalgaitis was an undergraduate student at Rutgers University, he had no idea he would become a career counselor and receive the “Practitioner of the Year” award from the New Jersey Cooperative Education and Internship Association (NJCEIA).

“What I thought I was going to do was marketing and sales and I did,” Stalgaitis said. After graduating with a degree in communication and sociology, he worked in a marketing and sales role.

“I knew I wanted to work with people. I wanted to get more out of what I was doing when working with people,” he said.
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‘Emigration Road’ staged reading highlights Irish experience

DEVON DOUGLAS-BOWERS
Staff Writer

It was standing room only in the Monninger Atrium as members of the College at Florham campus watched students perform “Emigration Road: A Staged Reading,” as part of the “Brooklyn” event series. The play, written by Irish poet Eamon Grennan, was performed by FDU students on Nov. 7.

Before the performance began, bagpipes were played upstairs, which received applause from the audience.
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Opinion: It’s important to look beyond the macro level of oppression

DEVON DOUGLAS-BOWERS
Staff Writer

Sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia are all something that most of us have learned about or are currently in the process of learning.

While it is important to learn about these different forms of oppression, we must also take into account from what perspective we are taught about oppression and how it is rather incomplete. Rarely, if ever, do we discuss oppression in a personal manner, from how it affects us on an individual level to how we perpetuate systems of oppression through our thoughts and actions.
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Opinion: Why Congress needs to complete ENDA’s passage

AYINDE J. STEVENS
Student Voice Editor

Last week, the U.S. Senate made a bold statement in passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA. The bill, which passed with a vote of 64 to 32, with 10 Republicans from states ranging from Nevada to New Hampshire, is the latest step in the multi-decade push for equality within the LGBT community.

The bill will make it illegal to discriminate in the workplace against someone who is either Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.
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