efocus Jan 2017 students January 2017 Kevin Lenahan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Atlantic Health System, Joins University Board Of Trustees Kevin J. Lenahan, senior vice president, chief financial officer, and chief administrative officer for Atlantic Health System, Inc., and a 1990 graduate of William Paterson, has joined the Board of Trustees of William Paterson University. “As an alumnus who is a leader in the provision of healthcare in northern New Jersey, we welcome the unique perspective he brings on a major industry that impacts our state, including our students," says President Kathleen Waldron. @@@ Read more Professor Kathleen Malu in the University’s College of Education Earns Fulbright Scholar Award to Research the Use of English in the Democratic Republic of Congo Kathleen Malu, PhD, will spend three months gathering information in the United Kingdom, where she will be hosted by the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Her Fulbright research will explore the unofficial shift in language among the Congolese, drawing upon the disciplines of sociolinguistics, anthropology and language education, as well as her previous teaching and research on language changes in Rwanda. This marks Malu’s second Fulbright Scholar award; she was previously awarded funding for teaching and research in Rwanda from 2009 to 2010. @@@ Read more Civil and Women’s Rights Activist Anita Hill to Speak on February 24 as Part of Distinguished Lecturer Series Anita Hill, a renowned social justice activist, and the woman who made sexual harassment in the workplace a national issue by testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas, will speak on February 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at William Paterson University as part of the 38th season of the Distinguished Lecturer Series. Hill will speak about “Reimagining Equality: Inclusive Communities in Post-Obama America” examining how to address questions of equity, including sexual harassment and assault, gender and racial economic gaps, and leadership disparities. @@@ Read more Alumnus Karen Cheney, MEd ’79, Donates $50,000 for Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Retired Professor Joan Feeley Karen Cheney, MEd ’79, former adjunct professor of education, recently established The Joan Feeley Endowed Scholarship. Cheney donated $50,000 which will be used to provide an annual award for a fulltime undergraduate or fulltime/parttime graduate student in the University’s College of Education. Since 2010, the University’s scholarship endowment has grown nearly 122 percent, increasing from $3.2 million to $7.1 million. The scholarship is named after a now-retired professor of education who had a profound impact on Cheney – Dr. Joan Feeley, professor emeritus. @@@ Read more William Paterson Professor Robb Rehberg of Kinesiology Takes His Expertise to the NFL Robb Rehberg, PhD, has completed his first season as medical spotter with the New York Jets. An Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC) spotter for the NFL, Rehberg is responsible for the well-being of some of the best athletes in the nation playing one of the most dangerous sports in the world. From his booth atop MetLife, he is charged with spotting potential injuries on the field – mainly of the head and neck – and alerting medical personnel on the ground. Rehberg was one of the first athletic trainers in New Jersey to work in a hospital-based concussion program at Overlook Medical Center – one of the largest of its kind in the area. @@@ Read more William Paterson Community Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by Volunteering at Sites Across the State More than 165 William Paterson University students cut their winter recess one day short, and joined together on Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to volunteer their time with non-profits across northern New Jersey. Fifty University students helped at the Father English community Center in Paterson while others cleaned up Paterson Great Falls and volunteered at Rahway Foods for Friends. @@@ Read more Students from Three Majors Come Together for One Project in the Name of Health William Paterson University is putting its own spin on an education ideology commonly employed at medical schools. In a pilot program launched last semester, students in their respective courses in nursing, communication disorders and science and exercise science joined forces for an end-of-semester presentation of a multi-week project: developing an interprofessional comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for each of their case-study patients. @@@ Read more On-campus Radio and Television Stations Earn Numerous Award Nominations from Intercollegiate Broadcasting System The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System has nominated William Paterson University’s radio station, WP 88.7 FM Brave New Radio, for the title of Best College Radio Station in the U.S. (among institutions with more than 10,000 students). Additionally, in its first year offering awards in the medium of video, IBS has nominated the University’s television station, WPTV-6, for several awards. @@@ Read more University Professor Michele Cascardi Awarded Two Federal Grants for Research Projects on Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Michele Cascardi, PhD, William Paterson University associate professor of psychology, has been awarded two grants for research projects centered on relationship violence and sexual assault. She received $285,000 from the National Institute of Justice and $44,000 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. @@@ Read more Sometimes the Most Interesting Story a Writer Can Tell is Her Own Megan Portorreal ’13 became editor-in-chief of Cliché Magazine, an online fashion and lifestyle magazine, during her junior year at William Paterson. She was 21 years old and she had no management experience. What she did have was a knack for writing, a ton of initiative and a solid work ethic. Portorreal happily remains editor-in-chief of a now quite successful Cliché, which boasts a monthly readership of more than 50,000. @@@ 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.