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Professor Shoemaker will be the First Female Chair of Communication

Effective July 1, 2023, Deanna Shoemaker, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication and Performance Studies, will succeed Aaron Furgason, Ph.D., Associate Professor for the Department of Communication, as chair of the department. Shoemaker will be the first woman chair of the department since its founding. She said, “As I step into the Communication chair position in […]

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Brazilian Poet Visits MU for Climate Crisis Teach-In Event

Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão and translator Alexis (pron. Alexie) Levitin came to The Great Hall for a bilingual poetry reading in Portuguese and English on Wednesday, March 29. Co-hosted by the Department of English, Intercultural Center, Institute for Global Understanding, and Department of World Languages as part of the Climate Crisis Teach-In series, the event […]

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CSSE and IEEE Host First HawkHack Since COVID-19 Breakout

Monmouth University’s Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) Department and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) club co-hosted their annual HawkHack, also referred to as the High School Programming Competition, on Friday, Feb. 24. In preparation for the competition, CSSE and IEEE reached out to local high schools that offer AP Computer Science courses […]

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Administration Makes Academic Calendar Changes Without Faculty Input

The academic calendar will change starting in spring of 2024, with a start date of Tuesday, Jan. 30 and end date of Monday, May 6, according to the University’s WebAdvisor. These changes were made by the University’s administration without notice or collaboration from the Faculty Council or the Faculty Association of Monmouth University (FAMCO). The […]

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Florida’s House Bill 999 Sparks DiscussionAmong MU Community Members

Florida’s House Bill 999, introduced on Feb. 21 by Republican Representative Alex Andrade, aims to ban funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at Florida institutions and remove any major or minor relating to Critical Race Theory, Gender Studies, and Intersectionality, as Forbes reported. According to NBC News, many students at Florida public universities have […]

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Professor and Student Travel to India for Conference

Rekha Datta, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Freed Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, and Lenien Jamir, junior international student-athlete studying political science and sociology, co-authored a paper and presented their research at the Interdisciplinary International Conference held at Adamas University in Kolkata India, from Jan. 2 to 3. Their paper, “Confluence and Anomaly of […]