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Lindsay Bard: William Paterson University HERO Campaign

The HERO Campaign project will continue to educate and promote the importance of sober designated drivers, to our students, thanks to a grant from the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety for $15,000.

Susan Dinan: Consultant Grant 2014

This project will support the consultation services of NCHC members to assist with the review, assessment, and enhancement of the educational programs in the Honors College, thanks to a grant from the National Collegiate Honors Council for $2,000.

Bernadette Tiernan: Passaic School District: High School Summer Enrichment Program

This project will provide the opportunity for rising Passaic High School Students to take a college level course at William Paterson University during the summer term, thanks to a contract through the Passaic School District for $121,000.

Glen Sherman and Sherrine Schuldt: Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnership for Success

This collaborative project with The Regional Coalition, United for Prevention in Passaic County, will expand programs for prevention of underage drinking and prescription drug misuse and abuse for youth throughout the county, thanks to a grant from the NJ Department of Human Service, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services for $96,288.

Michael Griffiths: Collaborative Research: Reconstructing Deglacial and Holocene Climate Variability in South East Asia Using Speleothems and Isotope-enabled Model Simulations

This project to study and collect new samples of mineral cave deposits in Laos will produce high-quality speleothem records of past climate and hydrologic variability over the last 20,000 years, thanks to a grant from National Science Foundation for $59,496.

Lynette Butler: VA Work Study Support

This project to hire veteran work-study students will provide employment opportunities for our VA students while they are also earning their degrees, thanks to a $107,250 grant/site designation from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lance Risley: Distribution, Abundance, and Species Diversity of Foraging Bats at the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center

This long-term study to determine abundance and track the movement of northern long-eared bats in areas that have been previously assessed for ecological risk due to presence of environmental contaminants will continue this summer, thanks to additional subcontracts from the Federal Aviation Administration through the TRC Environmental Corporation for $38,733.

Kate Muldoon: WPU Small Business Development Center 2014

Thanks to continued support from the U.S. Small Business Administration through the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University, through a subaward for $138,000, the WPU Small Business Development Center provides training and assistance to small business owners in the surrounding community.

Kristen Evangelista: 35 in 350: A History of New Jersey

As part of statewide celebrations of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, this exhibition and catalogue reveal how local underrepresented populations have contributed to New Jersey's diverse cultural heritage, thanks to a grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities for $3,000. 

Kristen Evangelista: WPU Artist in Residency Program

This collaboration project will provide an opportunity for two emerging artists to produce and exhibit new technology-based work through the Artist in Residency Program at the University Galleries, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $20,000.

Kate Muldoon: WPU Small Business Development Center

Thanks to a subcontract from the NJ Business Action Center through the Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University for $16,019, the WPU Small Business Development Center will continue to provide clients with free confidential counseling, free and affordable workshops, and marketing research to support business expansion.

Lisa Warner: The CCSS Survey Research Project

This project will provide a better understanding of how teachers and administrators interpret and plan to implement the changes set forth in the new Common Core State Standards thanks to an $8,824 grant from the NJ Department of Education through Rutgers University.

Nicole Davi: Collaborative Research: TUES Type 1: Using Tree Rings to Develop Critical Scientific and Mathematical Thinking Skills in Undergraduate Students

This project to develop new interdisciplinary science and mathematical curriculum using interactive game modules that focus on using tree-ring research projects will provide resources for teachers by using real-world applications to support creative learning for students is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation for $235,777.

Kristen Evangelista: NEH Preservation for Small Institutions

The University Galleries will conduct a general preservation assessment to identify and address outstanding conservation needs of the Tobias Collection of African and Oceanic Art, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for $6,000.