efocus February 2017 staff February 2017 Twenty-One William Paterson University Honors Students to Present their Research at Conferences Across the Country in Spring 2017 Honors students will be presenting their research at three conferences this spring 2017, in disciplines ranging from psychology to communication disorders to music.“ Faculty are emphasizing opportunities for all students to present at conferences, where they can participate in panels and poster sessions and obtain feedback from experts in their academic field,” says Barbara Andrew, interim director of the William Paterson Honors College and a professor of philosophy. @@@ Read more President Kathleen Waldron Participated on Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s Panel of Distinguished Leaders President Kathleen Waldron joined a panel of distinguished local leaders for a discussion on personal leadership challenges and opportunities. The roundtable discussion, hosted by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, was moderated by Emmy-winning television anchor, political commentator and bestselling author Steve Adubato. @@@ Read more Young Adult Novel Written by William Paterson Professor Marina Budhos Named Walter Dean Myers Honor Book A new young adult book written by English Professor Marina Budhos, “Watched,” has been named a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book for 2017. “Watched” takes on the topic of Muslim surveillance in New York City through the eyes of fictitious character Naeem, a teenage boy who agrees to be a paid informant for the NYPD’s controversial Muslim spying operation in exchange for a clean record. @@@ Read more William Paterson University Observes Black History Month in February 2017 Lectures, community service, music and dance support the theme “From Tragedy to Triumph” for William Paterson University’s annual observance of Black History Month during February 2017. Highlights include a day in New York City including a tour of the Apollo Theater, dining, and shopping and a closing ceremony gala on February 27. @@@ Read more William Paterson University Honored as “Military Friendly School” for Seventh Year in a Row William Paterson has been honored as a “military friendly school” for the seventh year in a row by the 2017 Guide to Military Friendly Schools and is included in their online listing at militaryfriendly.com. The University earned the designation from Victory Media which based its decision on public data sources from the Department of Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense. @@@ Read more Students Share their Will. Power. Stories in New University Blog Through student-submitted stories, photos, videos and social media posts, the new #WeAreWillPower blog highlights the strength, creativity and resourcefulness that sets the students of William Paterson University apart. Check out these inspiring examples of Will. Power. and submit your own at WeAreWillPower.tumblr.com. @@@ Read more Women’s Basketball Starts NJAC Tournament Title Pursuit Saturday at Rowan Fifth-seeded William Paterson (14-11, 9-9 NJAC) will play at fourth-seeded Rowan (17-8, 11-7 NJAC) in the first round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Women's Basketball Tournament Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1:00 p.m. Live statistics, live audio and live video will be available. @@@ Read more Love Stories That Got Their Start at William Paterson In honor of Valentine’s Day, dozens of alumni couples visited University-run Facebook and Instagram pages to share their photographs and love stories. They described initial meetings during freshmen orientation, dorm room Yahtzee contests, campus basketball games, Greek Week events and more. Some are dating, others are engaged, many are married, and several have children (future Pioneers?). Read a selection of WP love stories here and submit yours at www.facebook.com/WPUNJ/ @@@ Read more efocus archive | campus calendar | news | athletics | wpunj home Editor's Note: Efocus is published monthly by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations from September through May. Contact us with any questions or comments at email@example.com or call 973-720-2971.