Madeleine Albright Headlines New Jersey Speakers Series Premiere
The inaugural season of the New Jersey Speakers Series, presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, debuted October 9 with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Infusing wit, warmth and wisdom into her discussion, she provided the audience with a revealing examination of today’s international conflicts.
WAMFEST: "The Illuminated Word"
Author Salman Rushdie reads from his works "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" and "The Enchantress of Florence."
Over the course of three days, WAMFEST 2014 brought luminaries including filmmaker Neil Burger, writer Neil Gaiman, artists Stefan Bucher and Michael Arthur, and author Salman Rushdie, poet J. Mae Barizo, composer Paul Cantelon and the American String Quartet, to the Florham Campus for performance and discussion.
New Presidential Scholars
FDU President Sheldon Drucker, sixth from right, meets with Presidential Scholars at the Florham Campus.
Thirty-nine new Presidential Scholars started classes at Fairleigh Dickinson University this semester. An expansion of the Presidential Scholarship, which now provides full tuition on a merit basis to select incoming freshman at the Metropolitan and Florham Campuses, caused a surge in the number of applicants and recipients.
Silberman College Among "Best 295 Business Schools"
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review features the school in the new 2015 edition of its book, “The Best 295 Business Schools.”
FDU Poll Among Nation's Best
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind has been given an “A-” rating in an exhaustive rating of polling groups by ESPN's prestigious FiveThirtyEight blog. PublicMind outperformed prominent organizations, including Harvard University.
Wroxton Alum Writes Children's Book Inspired by Wroxton Experience
“My semester at Wroxton in the fall of 1980 remains one of the highlights of my life,” says Keith Hayes, BA’81. More than just a collection of fond collegiate memories, Hayes has translated his adventures at Wroxton College into a children’s book entitled “In Mr. Handsome’s Garden.”
Q&A with Silberman Alumna Olga Melnyk
With limited knowledge of the English language, Olga Melnyk, MBA'13, left her home and family full of musicians and teachers in Ukraine for a life in the United States. Years later, she received her Masters of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and then landed a highly-coveted position as a credit analyst for TD Bank in New York City, New York; in part, she says, because of the research she contributed to as a graduate student. In her spare time, she’s also mastered English.
Salman Rushdie and Friends Perform with the American String Quartet
Rounding out the eighth annual Words and Music Festival, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie came to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus to perform with poet J. Mae Barizo, composer Paul Cantelon and the American String Quartet. Together, they blended their poetry and prose with chamber music, composed by Cantelon, Ludwig van Beethoven and more, to create a meditative listening experience called, “Memory Place: Music Meets the Page.”
Neil Burger Talks Directing
Above: Neil Burger (left) kicks off WAMFEST 2014 with a film screening and conversation with Wesley Stace (right).
Filmmaker Neil Burger kicked off the 2014 edition of WAMFEST (Words and Music Festival) at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus with a screening of his 2011 film “Limitless.” The screening was followed by a conversation between Burger and WAMFEST artist-in-residence, Wesley Stace in Hartman Lounge in Hennessy Hall. Known for directing blockbusters like this year’s “Divergent” and “The Illusionist” (2006), Burger shared some of his adventures in filmmaking with students.
A Conversation with Neil Gaiman
Above: Renowned author and screenwriter, Neil Gaiman (right), in conversation with Wesley Stace at FDU's Florham Campus for WAMFEST 2014.
Celebrated writer Neil Gaiman visited Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus on October 16, 2014 as part WAMFEST 2014 (Words and Music Festival). Speaking in front of a packed audience in Lenfell Hall in Hennessy Hall, Gaiman had a conversational interview with WAMFEST artist-in-residence, Wesley Stace.
Drawing Attention to Drawing
Above: Stefan Bucher (left) and Michael Arthur (right) talked about art and design with Wesley Stace (not pictured) in Dreyfuss Building at FDU's Florham Campus as part of WAMFEST 2014.
Artists Michael Arthur and Stefan Bucher visited Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus to talk about drawing and their experiences as artists in a conversational interview with WAMFEST artist-in-residence, Wesley Stace on October 17.
Mentorship is a huge part of education and professional development and thanks to a company called ProConvos, Fairleigh Dickinson University has a special online platform to help current students connect with alumni established in their careers.