January 2019

January - TIAA Live Webinars

Register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These webinars can help you learn how to spend within your means, save for life’s milestones, invest in your future, and much more!

Click here for a list of available webinars.

Improve your financial knowledge by reserving your spot today! Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

January 9 - Wellness Webinar: Too Attached to Technology?

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for a wellness webinar presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

This month’s topic is:
Too Attached to Technology?

Wednesday, January 9
12-1pm Eastern time

Are you glued to your cell phone or tablet? Do you feel withdrawal when you spend too much time away from it?
During this webinar, you’ll learn:
> How to recognize if you are addicted
> Problems associated with excessive use
> Practical tips to change habits and reduce screen time

Register for this webinar.

You do not need to be enrolled in a Horizon medical plan to participate, but you must use your Centenary email address to register.

For more information on this topic, click here.

January 18 - Winter BBQ

It's time for the 4th annual winter BBQ, sponsored by the EOP!

2:00-4:00 on the patio by the bookstore.

> Hot chocolate
> S'mores
> Music
> Hot dogs
> Hamburgers
> Prizes!

Students and employees are invited to attend!

Questions? Contact Devon Vialva at devon.vialva@centenaryuniversity.edu

February 2019

February - TIAA Live Webinars

Register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These webinars can help you learn how to spend within your means, save for life’s milestones, invest in your future, and much more!

Click here for a list of available webinars.

Improve your financial knowledge by reserving your spot today! Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

February 13 - Wellness Webinar: At the Heart of Health

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for a wellness webinar presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

This month’s topic is:
At the Heart of Health

Wednesday, February 13
12-1pm Eastern time

While not all forms of heart disease are preventable, there are ways to reduce your risk for the most common form, coronary artery disease, which can cause heart attacks and heart failure.

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
> Reduce your risk of heart disease with diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices
> Identify the symptoms of a heart attack and what to do if you think you or a loved one is having one

Register for this webinar.

You do not need to be enrolled in a Horizon medical plan to participate, but you must use your Centenary email address to register.

Click here for a wellness message related to this topic.

February 21 - Disability Services Office "Lunch & Learn"

The Disability Services Office will be hosting a series of “Learn & Learn” sessions throughout the semester. Each session will have a specific topic that will be presented but will also offer time for some informal discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Our first session will be presented by Laura Rhodes and Nina Debrot and will be held on February 21 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm in SLC102. The goal is to learn more about the three support options the DSO can offer to students with disabilities that impact learning. We will discuss the differences between DSO accommodations and the two intensive support programs Disability Services offers. Short presentation will be followed by an informal discussion about DSO services.

Please RSVP to Laura Rhodes. If you cannot attend but are interested in the topic or materials, please contact Laura or Nina.

February 27 - Faculty Research Forum Presentation

The Faculty Research Forum has another exciting slate of speakers this semester!

On Wednesday, February 27th we will be welcoming Noah Haiduc-Dale, who will deliver a talk entitled “When is a Christian an Arab? Or a Peasant? Intersecting Identities and Interreligious Relations” at 2pm in the PCR.

Please see a full description below.

In the last two decades historians have focused much attention on the relationship between Muslims and Christians in the Middle East. Much of the work has been illuminating and productive, but we (and I include my own monograph in this critique) run the risk of oversimplifying both Muslims and Christians as people connected only to their religious identification. Instead, I argue that using the basic framework of intersectionality provided by social scientists, historians must look at the ways identities influence one another, and at which times a ‘secondary’ identity is really the best explanation for a person’s actions.

March 2019

March - TIAA Live Webinars

Register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These webinars can help you learn how to spend within your means, save for life’s milestones, invest in your future, and much more!

Click here for a list of available webinars.

Improve your financial knowledge by reserving your spot today! Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

March 13 - Wellness Webinar: Nutrition Fads & Fiction

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for a wellness webinar presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

This month’s topic is:
Nutrition Fads & Fiction

Wednesday, March 13
12-1pm Eastern time

One nutrition study contradicts the next, and advertisements promote miracle foods and products that promise weight loss and better health. How do you differentiate fact from fiction? In this webinar, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s health educator will discuss nutrition science, how to analyze media messages, and how to spot fraudulent nutrition claims.

Register for this webinar.

You do not need to be enrolled in a Horizon medical plan to participate, but you must use your Centenary email address to register.

For more information on this topic, click here.

March 26 - Disability Services Office "Lunch & Learn"

The Academic Success and Advising Center will be hosting a series of “BYO Lunch & Learn” sessions throughout the semester. Each session will have a specific topic that will be presented but will also offer time for some informal discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This session will be presented by Julie Gallup and will be held on March 26 from 2:00-3:00pm in SLC102. The goal is to learn about various types of assistive technology and built in accessibility features to assist students with disabilities. Short presentation will be followed by an informal discussion.

Please RSVP to Julie Gallup. If you cannot attend but are interested in the topic or materials, please contact Julie.

March 27 - Faculty Research Forum Presentation

The Faculty Research Forum has another exciting slate of speakers this semester!

Wednesday, March 27, 2:00-3:00 (PCR)

Erin Andersen (Communication, Writing, and Design) – “Assembling Cyborgs in Writing Center Assessments: Theoretical Frameworks toward Social Justice”

This talk, based on my dissertation and a work-in-progress, asks us to think critically about programmatic assessment from the perspective of the writing center (WC). When reviewing the efficacy of writing-centric programs such as WCs, how do we ensure that our values are at the core of our protocols? How is that mission made more important, but more difficult, when our values are rooted in social justice? Focusing on the influences of neoliberalism on WC administrative praxis, I will be discussing a case study of one WC and its annual reports. Drawing connections between current anti-oppressive WC scholarship and new materialist theories of assemblages, I will suggest a heuristic for socially-just WC assessment structures and will outline the next steps of my research.

March 27 - Under the Gold Dome Speaker Series

Please join Centenary’s Campus Ministry and University Advancement, for the first event of the Under the Gold Dome lecture series.

On Wednesday, March 27, we welcome Dr. Karen Zuidema, PhD who will provide a presentation about women’s health in the 21st Century. The program will include time for questions and answers and light refreshments following the event. Please join us for this event at 7:00 in the Seay Building Chapel.

Dr. Karen M. Zuidema has been practicing holistic medicine for more than 25 years. She received her degree in naturopathic medicine in 1991 from the College of Natural Medicine, in Montreal Canada. She earned a PhD with honors in Holistic Nutrition from the American College of Natural Medicine in 2000, a Masters in acupuncture from the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Montclair, NJ in 2005 and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the College of Natural Medicine in 2012.

Dr. Zuidema offers an integrative and functional approach to treating patients using techniques such as acupuncture, electrical stimulation, gua sha, and cupping. She also offers advice on nutrition which may include an elimination, cleansing or anti-inflammatory diet and recommendations on neutraceuticals to enhance the outcome of the treatment.

Students and employees are invited to attend.

For more information, please email Tim Nicinski at timothy.nicinski@centenaryuniversity.edu.

April 2019

April - TIAA Live Webinars

Register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These webinars can help you learn how to spend within your means, save for life’s milestones, invest in your future, and much more!

Click here for a list of available webinars.

Improve your financial knowledge by reserving your spot today! Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

April 2 - Disability Services Office "Lunch & Learn"

The Academic Success and Advising Center will be hosting a series of “BYO Lunch & Learn” sessions throughout the semester. Each session will have a specific topic that will be presented but will also offer time for some informal discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This session will be presented by the Learning Support Staff of the Disability Services Office and will be held on April 2 from 12:00-1:00pm in SLC102. The goal is to learn ways to help students with autism and nonverbal learning disabilities navigate social interactions. The DSO has developed materials we would like to share with staff and faculty that may provide insight into these challenges and offer you tools and strategies when working with students.

Please RSVP to Maureen Fallon. If you cannot attend but are interested in the topic or materials, please contact Maureen.

April 3 - Gates-Ferry Lecture

Gates-Ferry Lecture, Spring 2019

Please join us in the Sitnik Theater on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00pm for a presentation about 21st century ecological challenges.

Environmental biologist Dr. Ryan Atwell’s career has led him to Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Iowa farmlands, an office in Washington D.C., and a variety of other locations around the country. Based on these experiences he will discuss the interconnectedness between people and nature and examine how lessons from nature are helping shape stronger human societies.

April 5 - Relay for Life

Centenary’s first ever Relay for Life event will be taking place in the Reeve’s Gymnasium from 6pm-12am on April 5! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to sign up at www.RelayForLife.org/greaterwarrencountynj or visit the table outside the cafeteria on Tuesday the 2nd and Wednesday the 3rd from 11am-12pm. For more information visit CU.Serve on Instagram or contact Shannen Wallace at shannen.wallace@centenaryuniversity.edu.

April 10 - Employee Health & Wellness Fair

As part of our commitment to the well-being of our employees, the Human Resources Department is pleased to once again host the Employee Health & Wellness Fair in Lackland Center on Wednesday, April 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This event will feature representatives from our insurance carriers, as well as numerous local health and wellness vendors. Vendors will be available to review their programs and services, and answer any questions you may have.

There will be healthy snacks, giveaways and exciting raffle prizes, so be sure to attend!

Stop by and spin the “Energy & De-stress” Wheel of Health to be entered into a raffle prize drawing!

Some of the vendors scheduled to attend include:
> Aflac
> Delta Dental
> Genworth Long-Term Care
> Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
> NJ Manufacturers Insurance Company
> TIAA
> Trans World Assurance Company
> Unum
> Visions Federal Credit Union
> And many more!

April 10 - Wellness Webinar: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for a wellness webinar presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

This month’s topic is:
The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Wednesday, April 10
12-1pm Eastern time

There are many health benefits that come from eating plant-based foods. In this session, you'll learn about maximizing nutrition from plants, the environmental impact of reducing meat consumption, and creative meal ideas.

Register for this webinar.

You do not need to be enrolled in a Horizon medical plan to participate, but you must use your Centenary email address to register.

For more information on this topic, click here.

April 10 - Take Back the Night

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Please join us in our annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate our community on how to prevent sexual violence.

Take Back the Night
April 10
7pm - 9pm
Taylor Memorial Library Patio

Students and employees are invited to attend.

Jointly hosted by the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County (DASACC)
and
Centenary University and Students Taking on Prevention (STOP)
stop@centenaryuniversity.edu

If you or someone you know is being hurt, DASACC can help.
24/7 Hotline/Helpline: 908-453-4181

Please note that this event may be therapeutic for some but for others it may be triggering, so students and community members should do what they need to in order to best care for themselves.

If you believe you have been a victim of sexual assault, you may confidentially contact the Centenary University Counseling Center at 908-852-1400 x2125. Counselors are available by phone 24/7/365.

Contact for this event: Tiffany Kushner, Assistant Dean of Student Life, Tiffany.Kushner@CentenaryUniversity.edu

April 17 - Faculty Research Forum Presentation

The Faculty Research Forum has another exciting slate of speakers this semester!

Wednesday, April 17, 2:00-3:00 (PCR)

Sara Purifoy (Taylor Memorial Library) and Barbara Lewthwaite (Business) – “Sending in the SWOT Team: An Experiential Learning Assignment for Capstone Business Students”

This talk explains the value of cross-departmental collaboration and the benefits of librarian-faculty co-teaching strategies on the student learning experience. For the past two semesters, senior business students have been required to meet and discuss with a library representative and perform a SWOT analysis on Taylor Memorial Library as part of a course assignment. A SWOT analysis is a strategic planning framework and technique used to evaluate an organization’s competitive position by identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. A successful and effective SWOT gives managers options for increasing the value of service for customers. During this talk we will discuss our current research efforts to: 1. investigate the effects of embedding a librarian into a business capstone course; and 2. implement a course specific research guide and library-centric assignment to support the development of effective users of information in the context of an experiential business model.

April 24 - Webinar: How to Navigate Difficult Conversations with Students

The Academic Affairs Office is hosting the webinar, “How to Navigate Difficult Conversations with Students.” The first session will be held on April 24 from 1:00-2:00pm in the Lackland Center’s board room (2nd floor). If you would like to attend, please RSVP no later than April 19. Due to limited seating, this is a first-come, first-served basis – but not to worry! Other sessions will be scheduled in the future.

Contact: Catherine Wood, Administrative Assistant, Faculty Office

April 24 - Under the Gold Dome Speaker Series

Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm
Centenary University Taylor Memorial Library
Speaker: Jessica S. Oppenheim

Topic: Overrepresentation of People with Disabilities in U.S. Jails and Prisons

1 in 5 people in the United States identify as having a developmental disability, making it the biggest minority in the country. Yet this remains a hidden disability that leave people vulnerable to crime as victims and as offenders. People with developmental disabilities make up a bigger percentage in jails and prisons than in the general population. We’ll discuss why, identify this population and talk about alternatives that are being explored.

This is a lecture series presented in cooperation with Campus Ministry and University Advancement. The lecture series brings together speakers that provide information that supports the United Methodists Church Mission for Social Justice. The General Board of Church and Society champions women’s health and invites local faith communities to partner with local health initiatives to expand access to information and services for women’s health. The program will begin include time for questions and answers and light refreshments following the event.

For more information, please email Tim Nicinski at timothy.nicinski@centenaryuniversity.edu

April 25 - Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day

On April 25, Centenary University will once again participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Children of employees are invited to become acquainted with their parent’s or grandparent’s occupation and work environment, and participate in a day filled with fun activities.

The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation recommends that the program be geared toward girls and boys ages 8 to 18. Younger children are welcome to attend, but we suggest that the parent/grandparent stay with them throughout the day.

Please be sure to check your email for the schedule of events and registration form.

April 25 - 4th Annual Academic Honors Convocation

The Academic Affairs Office will host its 4th Annual Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 25 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Whitney Chapel on the 3rd floor of the Seay Administration Building.

Our keynote speaker this year will be former Centenary ’18 alumna and valedictorian, Meghan M. Kolbusch.

Light refreshments will be provided by Chartwells following the event in the Front Parlours.

Please join us for an evening where we will highlight and celebrate our students’ accomplishments and academic excellence here at Centenary!

Please RSVP to faculty.office@centenaryuniversity.edu by April 22 if you are able to attend.

May 2019

May - TIAA Live Webinars

Register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These webinars can help you learn how to spend within your means, save for life’s milestones, invest in your future, and much more!

Click here for a list of available webinars.

Improve your financial knowledge by reserving your spot today! Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

May 8 - Wellness Webinar: Mental Health

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for a wellness webinar presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

This month’s topic is:
Mental Health - Common Diagnoses & Wellness Strategies

Wednesday, May 8
12-1pm Eastern time

Did you know that one in five Americans will experience a mental illness at some point in their life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Knowing the symptoms of common conditions may help you have a better conversation with your doctor so you can get the care you need.

This webinar will cover symptoms and management of mental health issues such as addictions, bipolar disorders, stress, anxiety disorders, and depression.

Register for this webinar.

You do not need to be enrolled in a Horizon medical plan to participate, but you must use your Centenary email address to register.

Click here for a wellness message related to this topic.

May 9 - President's Ball

Please join us on May 9 from 8pm-Midnight for the annual President’s Ball. The students chose the theme Shipwrecked and we hope you’ll spend a night under the sea with us!

This year we are offering one complementary ticket for a night of dinner and dancing. Kindly stop by the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Suite prior to May 7th to pick up your ticket. Additional tickets are available for purchase in the office for the cost of $25.

Additionally, if you’d like to be a chaperone for the evening, Student Activities would greatly appreciate that as well.

Contact: Allison Galvin, Director of Co-Curricular Development

May 10 - Unleashing Your Leadership Power - Women's Leadership Seminar

Join other female professionals for a day of engagement, empowerment and networking, designed for and delivered by successful women executives and faculty.

Centenary University has a long tradition of educating women and through the Centenary Institute for Talent Excellence (CITE) we bring that tradition into the 21st century through competency-based training for today’s world.

Price: $250 per participant
Format: Full day (9:00-3:30) including lunch

9:00-10:00: Keynote Speaker
“Unleashing Your Leadership Power” - Dr. Susan Mach & Dr. Cindy Rowan
10:00-10:15: Networking Break
10:15-11:15: Session 1
“The Art of Negotiation” - Dr. Susan Mach
Wouldn’t it be a different world if everybody thought the way you did? Well don’t hold your breath! Yet how do you make the result of a negotiation a win-win for all. How do you prepare for a negotiation and not feel emotional and overwhelmed? Well find out! Dr. Susan Mach, communication trainer, coach and strategist will help you learn how.
11:15-11:30: Networking Break
11:30-12:30: Session 2
“Your Communications Pallet: Painting a Picture for Effective Interactions” - Dr. Cindy Rowan
Effective communication is not only a key leadership skill, but is essential to developing and sustaining productive relationships with colleagues, customers, friends, and family. Dr. Cynthia Rowan will guide you to get in touch with your communication pallet and take your interactions to new levels of effectiveness.
12:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:00: Session 3 TBD
2:00-2:15: Networking Break
2:15-3:15: Session 4
“Networking and Mentorship” - Meghan Hunscher: President, Morris County Chamber of Commerce
3:15-3:30: Wrap-Up

7 Campus Drive - 2nd Floor Parsippany New Jersey 07054

To learn more, please register at: sps.CentenaryUniversity.edu/WLS

May 30 - Scholarship Gala

You are invited to Centenary University’s 2019 Scholarship Gala on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ. Please join us as we celebrate Gold Dome Award Recipients Claire Couch Bosee ’54 and Stephen M. Somers!

From April 1 through April 15, faculty and staff may take advantage of a special reduced ticket price of $125/pp (limit 2) payable by credit card only. After April 15, the faculty and staff ticket price increases to $150/pp and may be made via payroll deduction.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Contact: Emily M. Russell, Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services

June 2019

June - TIAA Live Webinars

Register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These webinars can help you learn how to spend within your means, save for life’s milestones, invest in your future, and much more!

Click here for a list of available webinars.

Improve your financial knowledge by reserving your spot today! Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

June 12 - Wellness Webinar: The Benefits of Exercise

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for a wellness webinar presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

This month’s topic is:
Get Fit, Stay Fit: The Benefits of Exercise

Wednesday, June 12
12-1pm Eastern time

Are you trying to increase the amount of exercise you get? Could you use some help? This webinar will cover how to establish and maintain an exercise routine, as well as how to maximize the effectiveness of that routine so you can see and feel results.

Register for this webinar.

You do not need to be enrolled in a Horizon medical plan to participate, but you must use your Centenary email address to register.

Click here for a wellness message related to this topic.

July 2019

July - TIAA Live Webinars

Register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These webinars can help you learn how to spend within your means, save for life’s milestones, invest in your future, and much more!

Click here for a list of available webinars.

Improve your financial knowledge by reserving your spot today! Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

July 10 - Wellness Webinar: Your Gut - The Key to Your Health

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for a wellness webinar presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

This month’s topic is:
Your Gut: The Key to Your Health

Wednesday, July 10
12-1pm Eastern time

Your digestive system is prone to its own ailments, and it also can be linked to seemingly unrelated chronic conditions. In this webinar, you'll learn why your gut is important and its relationship to your overall health. You'll also learn the differences between common gastrointestinal conditions so if you have symptoms, you can have a more informed discussion with your doctor.

Register for this webinar.

You do not need to be enrolled in a Horizon medical plan to participate, but you must use your Centenary email address to register.

Click here for a wellness message related to this topic.

August 2019

August - Faculty Workshops: Moodle

Moodle Basics
August 13, 5:30-6:30pm, Taylor Memorial Library Training Room
August 19, 2:00-3:00pm, Taylor Memorial Library Training Room

Moodle Gradebook
August 14, 5:30-6:30pm, Taylor Memorial Library Training Room
August 21, 2:00-3:00pm, Taylor Memorial Library Training Room

August - TIAA Live Webinars

Register for live webinars sponsored by TIAA. These webinars can help you learn how to spend within your means, save for life’s milestones, invest in your future, and much more!

Click here for a list of available webinars.

Improve your financial knowledge by reserving your spot today! Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars

August 7 - Wellness Webinar: Healthy Back

The Human Resources Department would like to invite you to register for a wellness webinar presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

This month’s topic is:
Healthy Back

Wednesday, August 7
12-1pm Eastern time

Back pain is a common health complaint. If you suffer from it, you’re not alone. During “Healthy Back,” you’ll learn how to protect your back both at work and at home, and ways to address back pain you may already have.

Register for this webinar.

You do not need to be enrolled in a Horizon medical plan to participate, but you must use your Centenary email address to register.

Click here for a wellness message related to this topic.

August 22 - Presidential Welcome

9:30-10:30am, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center

Centenary University President Rosalind Reichard, Ph.D., will speak about the Future U, as it applies to students and the University. Faculty, staff, and students who are on campus should attend this session, and offices should be closed.

August 22 - President's Welcome Picnic

4:00-6:00pm at the President's House

Be sure to RSVP online through the link sent to your email on August 13th.

August 22-23 - Faculty & Staff Fall Development Workshops

Please click here to view the Faculty & Staff Fall Development Workshop schedule.

Be sure to register for the sessions online through the link sent to your email on August 13th.