30th Annual Abram Kartch Thomas Jefferson Lecture
April 28, 2014 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
For the 30th anniversary of the lecture series, Thomas Jefferson will speak on campus as Steven Edenbo, Thomas Jefferson impersonator, historian, and motivational speaker, appears as Jefferson to debate John Adams (as portrayed by Peyton Dixon). Designed to provoke discussion about the relationship of Jefferson’s words and thoughts to modern society, the Abram Kartch Thomas Jefferson Lecture Series has presented programs by many of the country’s leading Jefferson scholars. Local high school students are once again participating in an essay contest based upon the lecture’s key themes.
Location: MultiPurpose Room, Student Center
Distinguished Lecturer Series: Broadway Icon Harold Prince
May 01, 2014 07:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Broadway producer and director Harold Prince will speak as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. The program has been rescheduled from the original date of April 4.
Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
New Jersey National History Day
May 03, 2014 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Annual competition for middle and high school students which has been held at William Paterson for over 30 years. Students' primary research is presented in historical performances, documentaries, exhibits and websites. William Paterson University faculty participate as judges.
Location: Shea Center, University Commons
31st Annual Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest
May 15, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
The William Paterson University Department of Languages and Cultures will hold the contest to offer middle and high school students the opportunity to recite poetry in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Spanish, and ESL. The levels challenged will be beginner, intermediate, advanced, and native (except for Latin, and ESL). Trophies are awarded to winning students in first, second, and third place. Fourth place winners will receive a medal for honorable mention. All students are given a certificate of participation.
Location: University Commons Ballroom