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Event planned to help students practice interviewing skills

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

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

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

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

RON SCHEUERMANN
Contributor

“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

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

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

JON SCOTT
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

SARAH VAN CLEF
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

ANDREW O’HARE
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

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-In-Chief

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

New sorority might join FDU

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-In-Chief

The first Greek life organization to be founded by black college women in America may soon have a chapter at FDU’s Florham Campus. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) has a graduate chapter, Pi Theta Omega, in Morristown that is looking into establishing an undergraduate chapter at the campus in Spring 2015.

There have already been three interest meetings for potential members where they were able to learn more about the sorority’s history, purpose and goals.
Reba Blake, the graduate adviser for the local chapter in Morristown, explained that every undergraduate chapter of the sorority has a supervising graduate chapter, so if one is started at FDU, Pi Theta Omega will work with the students to help them organize their chapter, and will provide guidance as their mentors. Continue reading

Students commonly change majors, re-evaluate career paths

GABRIELLA D’AMICO
Contributor

As the fall semester wraps up, many seniors are frantically trying to figure out what they want to do upon graduating. However, they will not necessarily settle into a career related to their field of study.

In fact, according to the Office of Career Development, about 30 percent of students change their mind about their career choice to something that has no connection to their college major. Continue reading