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Fall 2018 Events

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Monday, September 17- Constitution Day

INCLUSIVE FREEDOM: THE QUEST FOR A DEMOCRATIC CULTURE
An afternoon with Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath, author of Free Speech on Campus
Monday, September 17 – Brower Student Center 100

Come to one session or to all three:

Speech, Accountability, and the Constitution —1:00-2:00PM
What is freedom of speech, and how has our understanding of protected speech developed along with case law on the First Amendment? What impact does speech have on community?

Campus Free Speech: What Does This Mean for TCNJ?—2:00-3:00PM
What can you do when faced with controversial or hate speech on campus? Can an institution balance protecting the community from harmful speech and ensuring that multiple perspectives are not silenced? Dr. Ben-Porath shares her expertise and discusses TCNJ policies.

Lion’s Hour Open Discussion—3:00-4:30PM
Don Trahan will facilitate a Lion’s Hour town hall about free speech at TCNJ.

Co-sponsors: The Division of Student Affairs, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Departments of English, Political Science, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Employment Equity Office.

Constitution Day poster 2018

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Tuesday, September 18- Close Reading Session- Sigma Tau Delta Common Reader
12:30-1:50pm Education 115
Join Sigma Tau Delta for this semester’s first Common Reader Close Reading! 
Ally McHugh (2020), Emily Miller (2019), and Jordan Virgil (2018-MA Student 2019) will be reading and discussing various poems from Taylor’s Work & Days. Come support your fellow peers, friends, and Sigma Tau Deltans.

Common Reader Sep. 18 Flyer 

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Thursday, September 20- Slam Down the Walls Slam Poetry Competition
8:30pm Bliss Hall Lounge

Join ink TCNJ’s creative writing club for their fall Slam Poetry Competition. 

For more information visit: http://inktcnj.tumblr.com/ 

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Friday, September 21- Visiting Writers Series Presents Gregory Pardlo
12:30-1:50pm Library Auditorium

Award winning Gregory Pardlo is a poet, writer, and professor. His collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. His poems, reviews, and translations have appeared in The American Poetry ReviewCallalooPoet Lore, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and on National Public Radio. His memoir Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America was published in April 2018. Pardlo has previously taught at universities including Colombia and NYU; he currently teaches at his alma mater, Rutgers University-Camden.
Gregory Pardlo Event Flyer

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Tuesday, October 2- Close Reading Session “Delights that satisfy all Appetites” in 17th-Century British Lyric Poetry with Dr. Jean Graham

A close reading of “Love” by Thomas Traherne, a metaphysical poet sometimes called proto-Wordsworthian for his vision of an innocent childhood.  At the same time, this devotional poem bears sexually transgressive implications.  Dr. Graham will compare “Love” with Donne’s “Batter my heart” and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 20.

Delights that satisfy all Appetites Flyer

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Wednesday, October 10- Sigma Tau Delta Sabbatical Series, Professor Jess Row

11:00am Science Complex P101

The sabbatical leave program program at TCNJ provides full-time faculty members the opportunity to grow professionally by taking leave from their normal duties to pursue a substantial project designed to yield publishable results. Please join Sigma Tau Delta in welcoming Professor Jess Row back from Sabbatical leave by attending our Sabbatical Series event where he will be disusing his published works and experiences during sabbatical leave.  

Sabbatical Series Flyer-2018

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Shakespeare 70 presents Clybourne Park
October 18, 19, 20 at 8pm and October 21 at 2pm
Don Evans Black Box Theater- Kendall Hall

A play by Bruce Norris and directed by Curt Foxworth. 
TCNJ Students $5 admission

Clybourne Park Flyer

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Saturday, October 20th- Dodge Poetry Festival 

The Dodge Poetry Festival is the largest festival of its kind in North America, bringing diverse poets and artists to downtown Newark, NJ.

College Students and Faculty can get a Full-Day Pass for Thursday (10/18), Saturday (10/20) or Sunday (10/21) for just $10—that’s less than a movie ticket! Come enjoy diverse poetry readings, music collaborations, panels, book signings, food trucks, & our pop-up bookstore or sign up for one of our many open-mics!

Go to dodgepoetry.org/college for more information or to register today!

Be sure to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook @DodgePoetryFest and Instagram @DodgePoetry too for more updates! Questions? Contact Melissa Adamo at madamo@grdodge.org

Dodge Poetry Festival 2018 Flyer

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Thursday, October 25th- Halloween Coffeehouse
8:30pm Bliss Hall Lounge

Join ink TCNJ’s creative writing club for their Halloween Coffeehouse. 

For more information visit:  http://inktcnj.tumblr.com/ 

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Tuesday, October 30- Sigma Tau Delta Sabbatical Series, Professor David Blake

12:30-1:50pm Education 115

The sabbatical leave program program at TCNJ provides full-time faculty members the opportunity to grow professionally by taking leave from their normal duties to pursue a substantial project designed to yield publishable results. Please join Sigma Tau Delta in welcoming Professor David Blake back from Sabbatical leave by attending our Sabbatical Series event where he will be disusing his published works and experiences during sabbatical leave.  

Sabbatical Series Flyer-2018

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Tuesday, November 13th- Visiting Writers Series

 

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Thursday, November 15th- Student Reading Series Fall 2018
8:30pm Library Auditorium 

Join ink TCNJ’s creative writing club for their Student Reading Series. 

For more information visit:  http://inktcnj.tumblr.com/ 

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