College Events

  • 11th Annual Constitution Day - "Cruel & Unusual: Punishment in the US Penal System"
    Sep 16, 2015 @ 11:00 AM - Sep 16, 2015 @ 12:15 PM

    The 11th Annual Constitution Day lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, 9/16, at 11:00 in Ballroom A: “Cruel & Unusual: Punishment in the US Penal System,” by Terrell A. Blount.  The event is Co-sponsored by the American Democracy Project, the Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice, and the Africana World Studies Department.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    One of the guarantees that the U.S. Constitution gives to us is that there will be no “cruel and unusual punishment.” To what extent have we exceeded in ridding our criminal justice system of “cruel and unusual punishment”? To help us answer this question, we are pleased to present Terrell A. Blount.

    Terrell A. Blount (Newark, NJ) is a motivational speaker, mentor, and activist for both prison reform and civil rights. His main topics of discussion are post-secondary education for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals, race and class, police brutality, as well as his own experiences within the criminal justice system. Upon completion of a 6 year prison sentence in 2009, Terrell enrolled in Rutgers University-New Brunswick, graduating with a dual degree in Communication and Africana Studies in 2013. Terrell has spoken at numerous academic institutions, including The College of New Jersey, Princeton University, and Rutgers University, where he delivered a stellar opening remarks speech preceding New York Times best-selling author Michelle Alexander, writer of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness". He is currently a Program Coordinator for New Jersey Scholarship for Transformative Education in Prisons (NJ-STEP), an initiative that actively assists previously incarcerated people in achieving their 2-year and 4-year degrees. The Newark native is also a student of SPAA at Rutgers-Newark campus, studying for his Masters in Public Administration.

     Faculty are encouraged to bring classes to the event. Interested students are invited to stay after for a light lunch and  an informal voter registration discussion led by the ADP’s “Youth Vote 2016” outreach team.

     Please contact Wendy Christensen, Interim Director of the American Democracy Project at christensenw@wpunj.edu for more information.


    Location: UC Ballroom A
     

  • Department of History First World War Centennial Series: Prof. Jeremy Black, Univ. of Exeter, UK ‚ÄúReconsidering WWI"
    Sep 30, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - Sep 30, 2015 @ 3:15 PM


    Location: Cheng Library Auditorium
     

  • New Student Welcome for HSS Majors
    Oct 01, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Oct 01, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

    New HSS students, please join us on Thursday, October 1 during common hour (12:30-1:45) in the Atrium Lobby and room 126 for an ice cream social and welcome from the Dean of HSS. Come out and listen to jazz, learn about various programs and student clubs, and meet new people. Looking forward to seeing you there! 


    Location: Atrium Lobby and room 126
     

  • HSS College Major Day
    Oct 08, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Oct 08, 2015 @ 1:45 PM

    Learn more about your major on HSS College Major Day during common hour (12:30-1:45pm) on Thursday, October 8th! Come out and meet professors from your major, network with fellow students, and get all of your questions answered. Majors will meet in various locations on campus, which will be posted shortly. Save the date!


    Location: TBD
     

  • HSS Career Month Workshop Series
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Nov 03, 2015 @ 1:45 PM

    The College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents the 2015 Career Month workshop series on November 3, 10, and 17 in the Atrium Auditorium. Light snacks will be served. Please RSVP to devlinm1@wpunj.edu.  


    Location: Atrium Auditorium
     

  • HSS Career Month Workshop Series
    Nov 10, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Nov 10, 2015 @ 1:45 PM

    The College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents the 2015 Career Month workshop series on November 3, 10, and 17 in the Atrium Auditorium. Light snacks will be served. Please RSVP to devlinm1@wpunj.edu.  


    Location: Atrium Auditorium
     

  • HSS Multidisciplinary Conference
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 9:30 AM - Nov 11, 2015 @ 3:15 PM

    The 4th annual HSS Multidisciplinary Conference is Wednesday, November 11, 9:30 am - 3:15 pm in the University Commons, Ballroom C. More details to follow.


    Location: University Commons, Ballroom C
     

  • HSS Career Month Workshop Series
    Nov 17, 2015 @ 12:30 PM - Nov 17, 2015 @ 1:45 PM

    The College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents the 2015 Career Month workshop series on November 3, 10, and 17 in the Atrium Auditorium. Light snacks will be served. Please RSVP to devlinm1@wpunj.edu.  


    Location: Atrium Auditorium
     

  • Why Major in Geography?
    Nov 18, 2015 @ 11:00 AM - Nov 18, 2015 @ 12:15 PM

    The Department of Geography & Urban Studies invites you to a presentation in connection with the Eighth Annual Geography Awareness Week to highlight the University’ geography program and the importance of an education in geography.


    Location: University Commons Room 168A/B
     

  • Alumni Career Panel
    Mar 10, 2016 @ 12:30 PM - Mar 10, 2016 @ 1:45 PM

    Please join us for the Alumni Career Panel on Thursady, March 10, 2016 during common hour (12:30-1:45). More information to follow.


    Location: TBD