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Diverse study abroad options allow FDU students to explore global opportunities


Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University know a little something about the study abroad options the school offers. However, faculty involved in different types of study abroad programs seek to inform students about the variety available.

Brian Swanzey, director of Study Abroad, said “there is no one study abroad option specifically designed for any one major.” Continue reading

Event planned to help students practice interviewing skills


With graduation quickly approaching, many students will be leaving the academic environment to head out into the career world. Even students still in school face the potentially daunting task of applying and interviewing for jobs and internships. For students wishing to improve their interviewing skills, an event entitled “‘Speed Date’ Your Way to Success” will take place on April 21 in the Orangerie. Continue reading

Rothman Institute to rebrand and celebrate 25th anniversary


In 1989, real estate entrepreneur George Rothman and his wife, Phyllis, contributed a generous sum of money toward the founding of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. The institute, which educates people about entrepreneurship and supports New Jersey businesses, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The anniversary event, taking place on April 2, will honor several innovative entrepreneurs and supporters of the institute. Continue reading

Event gives students career advice and networking opportunities


“You can’t soar with eagles if you work with turkeys,” Patrick Cozza said during the Silberman College of Business’ Professional Development Program (PDP) event on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Cozza, the keynote speaker for the event, works for HSBC, which is one of the world’s largest banking and financial service organizations, according to their website. He is also an adjunct professor at FDU.

Cozza spoke with students that evening to offer advice on their future careers. Continue reading

Healing Spaces creates dream bedroom for Paterson resident


Emmy, a woman suffering from sickle cell anemia, chronic asthma and other medical issues, was recently given her dream bedroom, thanks to the Florham Campus’ student organization, Healing Spaces.

Healing Spaces is a charitable organization that remodels the bedrooms of young people with serious medical conditions.

The 20-year-old woman from Paterson, N.J., was given the free makeover by multiple FDU students who raised the money and decorated the room themselves. Continue reading

Nicole Franklin discusses film industry with students

Entertainment Editor

Last week, as part of Black History Month at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Florham Campus, Nicole Franklin gave a lecture about small-time independent filmmakers and how difficult it is to get into the filmmaking business.

Franklin herself is an independent filmmaker who has been in the business for many years. The lecture was concurrent with the film course, “Blondes and Bombshells,” taught here on campus.

The 45-year-old filmmaker always wanted to tell the stories she viewed in her mind on the screen. In 1990, she moved out to Los Angeles in order to tell her stories. Continue reading

Award-winning author appears at Florham Campus to discuss book

News Editor

National Book Award winner and two-time New York Times bestselling author James McBride arrived at FDU’s Ferguson Recreation Center on Nov. 19 to speak to students for an event sponsored by the College Writing Department.

McBride is the author of “The Good Lord Bird,” which was the featured book for Fall 2014 for the College Writing students. The reading was a requirement for the entire freshman class.

Kathryn Douglas, the head of the College Writing Department, said, “This is really great that we were able to get him here,” in reference to McBride’s appearance at the school. Continue reading

Speakers Series event features Steve Wozniak at arts center

Student Voice Editor

Steve Wozniak, a designer, engineer and co-founder of Apple, took the stage on Nov. 20 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for the third New Jersey Speakers Series event presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Earlier that day, Wozniak appeared at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus.

Wozniak spoke about his early life and how that led him to co-found Apple. It all started in Santa Clara Valley. Wozniak was the son of an engineer. He grew up around people who had a love of electronics. He said about half the neighborhood kids were like him. Continue reading

Students visit U.N. and learn about infectious diseases


On the rainy morning of Nov. 6, an event hosted by the Student Global Ambassador Project gathered seventh to twelfth grade students in the Orangerie for a discussion on infectious diseases, followed by a trip to the United Nations.

Several speakers for the event covered the subjects of natural disasters, HIV, Malaria and Ebola, and included information about governmental responses to each problem in addition to the way each disease is contracted, manifested and treated. Continue reading