West Orange participates in Boost NJ Day with help of Montclair State

West Orange participates in Boost NJ Day with help of Montclair State

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Health Department partnered with the Montclair State University of Nursing for Boost NJ Day. The statewide initiative was held locally at the Renna House on Dec. 15. Its purpose was to encourage all eligible residents to come out and receive their COVID-19 booster shots. Dozens participated […]

Montclair State University graduate nursing program accredited by CCNE

Montclair State University graduate nursing program accredited by CCNE

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Master of Science in Nursing program at Montclair State University has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The preeminent accrediting agency in the country for nursing programs, CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of nursing curricula through […]

Harlem String Quartet visits Columbia High School

Harlem String Quartet visits Columbia High School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Oct. 14, the Harlem String Quartet visited Columbia High School via an artist-in-residence program curated by the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.  The Harlem String Quartet is the Cali School’s new quartet-in-residence, introducing composer-in-residence Jessie Montgomery and inaugurating a new weekly residency program that will include […]

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris in Newark on Oct. 8. The two, joined by several other area officials, toured the vaccination site at Essex County College, one of the first vaccine centers in New Jersey.  “It was an honor to welcome Vice President Kamala Harris to […]

Global Center on Human Trafficking opens at Montclair State University

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair State University has launched the new Global Center on Human Trafficking, creating one of the few comprehensive university-based efforts devoted to ending the hidden crime of human trafficking in New Jersey and around the world. The center is a multidisciplinary effort focused on developing innovative solutions to the global problem. Beginning […]

Glen Ridge Kiwanis postpones OctoberFeast, continues helping neighbors

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns for health and safety, the members of the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge have postponed OctoberFeast until 2022; the event was originally scheduled for Oct. 25 at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge.  In the meantime, Kiwanis continues to support a number of youth programs and […]

Collaborative effort focuses on student vaccinations

Collaborative effort focuses on student vaccinations

​WEST ORANGE, NJ — A partnership between the West Orange Health Department and the Montclair State University School of Nursing provided a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The clinic was open to the community but specifically geared toward students age 12 and older for […]

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

New Jersey State Council on the Arts approves more than $35.6M in grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $35.6 million in grants to support more than 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The grants were approved at the Arts Council’s 55th annual meeting, held virtually. The awards are part of the largest state appropriation the […]

STEM education program expands thanks to state funding

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Math for America, a STEM education nonprofit organization, announced with partners Montclair State University, Princeton University and Rowan University that the New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship will open its program to include science educators; this expansion to include science teachers in addition to math teachers comes as a result of $100,000 in […]

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Brian Bridges announced in July the awardees of nearly $30 million in federal funding that will be distributed to New Jersey institutions of higher education to support the core priorities of the “State Plan for Higher Education” and address the impacts of COVID-19 […]

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