Hauntings, Ghosts, and Archives: Junot Díaz’s Fukú Americanus
March 11, 2015 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Dr. Jason Cortés, Rutgers University, leads an academic talk and discussion of cultural issues concerning the literary works of Junot Díaz.
Location: UC 168B
Film Screening and Discussion with Adelante Director, Noam Osband
March 26, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:15 PM
2:00-3:15 p.m.: Film Screening and Discussion with Director of the film Adelante, Noam Osband
3:15-4:15 p.m.: Reception with students and Noam Osband
More information on Adelante: http://www.adelantethefilm.com/
Mitch Albom: Author, Sports Journalist, Philanthropist
March 27, 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
As part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series, Mitch Albom will present "The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of the Rest: The Good, Bad and Ugly of America's Obsession With Sports," a talk about sports as a metaphor for everything we face in life.
Location: Shea Center
31st Annual Abram Kartch/Thomas Jefferson Lecture Series
April 21, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Now in its 31st year, the Abram Kartch/Thomas Jefferson Lecture Series at William Paterson University is devoted to exploring the thought, accomplishments and influence of our third president. Mr. Abram Kartch, Jeffersonian scholar, endowed this annual program with an eye toward stimulating interest and appreciation of American History in the minds and hearts of youth. Each year high school students and their teachers from throughout northern New Jersey are invited to campus to participate in the program.
This year's program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the University Commons Multipurpose Room. We are honored to welcome as our speaker Benjamin Carp, Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College. Professor Carp's lecture is titled "Acts of Power: The Boston Tea Party, Thomas Jefferson, and Fears of Enslavement."
As an integral part of this yearly program, Mr. Kartch established an essay contest, with prizes for students who submit the best essays on themes developed by Prof. Carp. We strongly encourage all students to participate in the contest by writing an essay and submitting it within three weeks of the lecture.
Location: Multipurpose Room, University Commons
NJ History Day
May 02, 2015 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
The 32nd Annual Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest
May 14, 2015 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
The William Paterson University Department of Languages and Cultures will hold the 32nd Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Recitation 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 get a medal for honorable mention. All students are given a certificate of participation.