Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Nobel Peace Prize winner encourages graduates to give back
About 2,500 students graduated during Fairleigh Dickinson University's 70th Commencement at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford Tuesday. The ceremony featured commencement speaker Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, who encouraged graduates to give back to causes they cared about. Williams received an honorary doctorate from the University along with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. and Michael Baumeister, an attorney and FDU alum. Check out photos from the graduation above. Add your own photos by clicking "upload" Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News tip? E-mail email@example.com
Monday, May 20, 2013
Event to examine storm recovery and response
Fairleigh Dickinson University will host a one-day symposium at its Metropolitan Campus to examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy. Law enforcement, emergency management authorities, public utilities representatives, health care workers and corporate officials will gather June 12 for lectures and open discussions on the response and recovery from the devastating storm, FDU announced. The New Jersey National Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency will also participate. “The 9/11 Commission Report enumerated the strengths and weaknesses of the response to the attacks of September 11th. Subsequently, the response to Hurricane Katrina provided additional lessons for crisis management. Each crisis, natural or man made provides…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Congressman to receive honorary degree
Tuesday, May 7
A Nobel Peace Prize winner will speak at Fairleigh Dickinson University's 70th Commencement ceremony May 21 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, the University announced this week. Approximately 2,500 students will receive doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associates degrees at the commencement ceremony. FDU's Class of 2013 represents 26 countries, 24 states and all 21 counties in New Jersey. The speaker, Jody Williams, along with FDU alum and attorney Michael Baumeister and Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. will receive honorary degrees at the ceremony. The University will present its Student Pinnacle Awards to Michel’le Bryant from the Metropolitan Campus, Daniel Palmer from the College at Florham and Ronaldo Martins from FDU's …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Devils-themed aquarium installed on College at Florham campus.
Saturday, April 20
Check out how FDU students reacted to their school's recent spot on Animal Planet
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Event open to all area job seekers.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Three candidates referred to FDU board.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's Board of Trustees next month will interview finalists seeking to become the school's president, according to the University. The school's board will decide whether to advance one or more of the candidates before the possible picks are made public, according to a statement on FDU's website. A committee formed in September reviewed more than 70 applications after the death in June of longtime University leader J. Michael Adams. “The process was a long and intensive one that began with important Town Hall meetings on campus to determine what qualities the community sought in its next leader,” Search Committee Chair Robert Hallenbeck said in the statement. The search committee reviewed the candidates and …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
John Pirres, 33, a learning disabilities specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, was remembered as a selfless mentor to students.
Thursday, March 21
A 33-year-old man who died after he was struck by an SUV as he crossed Madison Avenue in Morristown last week was a learning disability specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham. John Pirres, a hiker and published poet, worked at the school the past five years after graduating from the university, according to his obituary. Pirres lived in Bridgewater most of his life until moving to Hamburg four years ago. He was a member of Church of the Redeemer in Morristown and volunteered at The Eric Johnson House in Morristown, part of New Jersey AIDS Services, his obituary says. Funeral services were Wednesday at Church of the Redeemer. Those who knew Pirres described him in tributes online as a selfless mentor, hard worker…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
More 100 employers are set to attend the University's career fair
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Event open to all area job seekers.
Saturday, March 9
Fairleigh Dickinson University will host a job fair featuring more than 100 employers at the school's Metropolitan campus. The event is planned for March 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Rothman Center in Hackensack, FDU announced. The fair is open to all local job seekers and registration is not required. "All candidates should dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes to distribute to employers," the school said. About 800 job seekers turned out for a career fair Thursday in Hasbrouck Heights, northjersey.com reported. Despite reports of an economic recovery, many unemployed locals said they have struggled to find work. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News tip? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Judge ruled prostitution website broke no laws, but prosecutor argues Internet "is a place."
The New Mexico State Supreme Court has denied a request by prosecutors to overturn a lower court decision that a prostitution website allegedly run by an ex-Fairleigh Dickinson University was not illegal, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. A judge had ruled that the website, called "Southwest Companions," broke no laws. Albuquerque police in 2011 charged retired Metro Campus physics professor David Flory and former University of New Mexico president F. Chris Garcia with running the site, which authorities say linked johns with prostitutes. Investigators told Patch the site was operated as a "hobby" and not for profit. District Judge Stan Whitaker ruled that the website, an online message board, is not legally a "house of …