Thursday, March 25, 2010

NJGE 10th Annual Conference

“Thinking Globally: New Jersey and Beyond”

April 16, 2010,
Kean Hall
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 737-7140
Fax: (908) 737-7145


8:00 to 8:45

9:00 to 10:00

(Director, Office of Academic Standards, NJDOE)

10:15 to 10:45

(Faculty, Fulbright Scholar, Turkmenistan)
“Different Country Similar Difficulties: Integrating ICTs in Teacher Education in Turkmenistan”

(Associate Professor, Ocean County College)
“A Technological Approach to Student Service Regarding Global Issues”

(Doctoral Students, Rutgers University)
"From the Rutgers Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL): The School Library: A 21st Century Classroom"

11:00 to 12:00

(Director, CIS, Kean University;
(Director, Multicultural Program, Seton Hall University)
“The Road (not) Taken”

(Art Teacher/Adjunct Professor, Leonia School District)
(Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge, NY)
“Multicultural Creative Arts & Play from Early Childhood through Adult Learners”

(Director, US Dept. of Commerce)
“Preparing Your Website For An International Audience”

12:00 to 1:00

For information on NJGE, please visit our web site:

“The New Jersey Global Educators promote and enhance global and multicultural education in curriculum, professional development, research, and student program development in two and four year institutions of higher learning in the state of New Jersey”

Registration Fees

NJGE Member--$60.00

(Includes One Year Complimentary NJGE Membership)


Registration fee includes meals and a certificate of completion of four professional development hours (4 PDH)

Registration the day of conference includes a $10.00 late fee
Conference Registration Fees DUE by April 1, 2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Angela Burt Murray comes to NJCU-3/23/10

You are invited to the
A Conversation with Angela Burt-Murray,
Editor-in-Chief Essence/ CNN Collaborator Special
“Black in America”
Tuesday, March 23rd
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Gilligan Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room A
Discussion & Analysis of the movie “Precious”
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

As steward of ESSENCE's editorial content, Burt-Murray aims to celebrate, inspire, entertain and empower the brand's audience - which encompasses 8.5 million readers of the monthly magazine. In addition, is the largest and fastest growing African-American magazine website; providing fresh daily content and breaking celebrity news, which has resulted in explosive growth to over 10 million page views each month.

Since taking the helm in 2005, Burt-Murray has updated the magazine's look to a vibrant and modern design, and created new sections to reach a younger, more affluent audience. At the same time, ESSENCE has been recognized for its compelling editorial content - including extensive coverage of the effects of Katrina in the Gulf Coast, a poignant photo essay on AIDS in the African-American community, as well as comprehensive coverage of politics including exclusive interviews with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Burt-Murray is the co-author of the critically acclaimed humor book, The Angry Black Woman's Guide to Life (Dutton), and the novel, The Vow (HarperCollins/Amistad). Burt-Murray was featured as one of the "40 Under 40" by Crain's New York Business. She has also appeared on Access Hollywood, BET, CNBC, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and The Today Show, to name a few. A graduate of Hampton University, Burt-Murray holds a B.S. in finance.

Friday, March 12, 2010

2010 NYC Teen Author Festival


First Draft to Final Draft – Talking About the Writing Process
Monday, 3/15
(NYPL, Tompkins Square Branch, 331 East 10th Street, 6pm):
Gayle Forman, Daphne Grab, Carolyn Mackler, Sarah Mlynowski, Blake Nelson, Marie Rutkoski, Eliot Schrefer, Natalie Standiford
Getting Inside the Mind of a Teen Boy
Tuesday, 3/16
(Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren Street, 7pm):
Nick Burd, Matt de la Pena, Gordon Korman, David Levithan, Barry Lyga, Michael Northrup, Jon Skovron, Jake Wizner
The Treasure Map to Going Bovine with Will Grayson(s) (or, an evening of readers’ theater) Wednesday, 3/17
(Mulberry Street Branch, NYPL, 10 Jersey St, 6pm)
Libba Bray, John Green, David Levithan, E. LockhartThursday,
(Five Borough Read, 10am):
Authors read to high school students and the public in libraries across the city.
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL, 104 W 136th
StDonna Freitas, Eliot Schrefer, Rachel Vail, Lynn Weingarten, Ebony Wilkins
Jefferson Market Branch, NYPL, 425 6th Ave
Gabe Guarente, Carla Jablonksi, Kristen Kemp, Barry Lyga, Samantha Schutz
Muhlenburg Branch, NYPL, 209 W 23rd St
Emma McLaughlin, Lauren McLaughlin, Courtney Sheinmel, Jennifer Smith
Mulberry Street Branch, NYPL, 10 Jersey Street
Angie Frazier, Aimee Friedman, Alice Hoffman, Robin MacCready, Sarah Maclean, Amanda Marrone
Seward Park Branch, NYPL,
192 East Broadway
Cathleen Bell, Susane Colasanti, Matt De La Pena, Gayle Forman, Daphne Grab
Yorkville Branch, NYPL,
222 East 79th St
Micol Ostow, Robin Palmer, Shani Petroff, Robyn Schneider, Abby Sher, Jake Wizner, Michelle Zink
Central Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Auditorim, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Emily Horner, Melissa Kantor, O.Rhuday-Perkovich, Matthue Roth, Siobhan Vivian, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, Melissa Walker, Robin Wasserman
Bronx: Bronx Library Center, NYPL, 310 East Kingsbridge Road
Coe Booth, Sarah Darer Littman, Neesha Meminger, Maryrose Wood
Queens: Broadway Branch, QPL, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City
Jessica Blank, Sarah Burningham, Heather Duffy-Stone, Marianne Mancusi, Elizabeth Scott
Staten Island: West New Brighton Branch, NYPL, 976 Castleon Avenue
Elizabeth Eulberg, David Levithan, Michael Northrup, Kieran Scott
Thursday Evening,
3/18 (Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th St, 6-8pm):
Sourcebooks Fire Launch Party
featuring authors
Lisa Brown, Anne Eliot Crompton, Helen Ellis, Adele Griffin
and music of Tiger Beat!with Libba Bray, Dan Ehrenhaft, Barnabas Miller, and Natalie Standiford
Friday, 3/19
(South Court, 42nd Street, 2-5 and 6-8:30)
NYC Teen Author Festival Symposium Afternoon
2:00 Introduction
2:10 – 3:00: Using Genre to Tell the True Story of Adolescence
featuring: Judy Blundell, Sarah Beth Durst, Lauren McLaughlin, Diana Peterfreund,Sara Shepard, Maggie Stiefvater, Robin Wasserman
3:00 – 3:30: Making a First Impression – 2010 Debut Authors
featuring: Angie Frazier, Emily Horner, Alyssa Sheinmel, Ebony Wilkins
3:30 - 4:15: Grief, Loss, and the YA Novel
featuring: Alexandra Bullen, Heather Duffy-Stone, Donna Freitas, Alice Hoffman, Sarah Darer Littman, Lisa Ann Sandell, Samantha Schutz
4:15 – 5: The Boy You Can’t Have f
featuring: Susane Colasanti, Elizabeth Eulberg, Robin Palmer, Elizabeth Scott, Melissa Walker, Maryrose Wood5-6:
BreakEvening6:00 – A Tribute to Regina Hayes
featuring: Sarah Dessen, Joy Peskin, Jacqueline Woodson
6:45 – 8:30: What it Feels Like for a Girl – Writing in a Teen Girl’s Voice
featuring: Jessica Blank, Eireann Corrigan, Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, Terra Elan McVoy, Siobhan Vivian, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, Jacqueline Woodson
Saturday, 3/20 (Bartos Forum, 42nd Street, 1pm):
Stuff for the Teen Age Event
The New York Public Library’s list of the hottest books, movies, music, and video games from 2009.
Keynote speaker, Libba Bray, the author of Going Bovine.
Sunday afternoon: Books of Wonder Signing
(18 W 18th St, 2-6)
NOTE: Because of the number of authors, signings will be in shifts.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Weiss Center presents Our Children Can Soar-3/11/10-3/31/10

M. Jerry Weiss Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery,
Hepburn Hall Rm. 323
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07302

The original art work for the book, Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change, (Bloomsbury USA) (Juv. 920 .C771o) by Michelle Cook, will be on display. Featured artists are : James Ransome, AG Ford, Bryan Collier, Charlotte Riley-Webb, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Leo and Diane Dillon, E. B. Lewis, Eric Velasquez, Frank Morrison, Pat Cummings, R. Gregory Christie, and Shadra Strickland. The book was inspired by the 2008 presidential campaign slogan, “Rosa sat so Martin could march. Martin marched so Barack could run Barack ran so our children can soar.” It pays homage to the African-Americans, who paved the way for the civil rights movement,

Gallery hours:
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Admission is free

Scheduled Events
All events take place in the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Hepburn Hall Rm. 323
2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Opening Reception featuring James Ransome
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, March 11,
Features an address by James Ransome, one of the book’s 13 illustrators. (Copies of the books autographed by all the book’s 13 artists will be available for silent auction at the opening reception on March 11.)

Eric Velasquez
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pat Cummings
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Additional Author /Illustrator Event
Ted and Betsy Lewin
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

For further information about the NJCU exhibit call Dr. Allan De Fina, interim dean of NJCU’s Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, at (201)200-2101.
*Winner NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature For Children