July 11, 2020

Comedy troupe’s routines send ‘Mixed Signals’

March 4, 2009 Rebecca Suzan 0

The College’s improvisational comedy troupe, The Mixed Signals, performed to a packed house Sunday night. Audience members took up every seat and lined the back wall of the library auditorium to watch scenes made up on the spot.

The first game of the evening was “Press Conference” where the audience provided the troupe with an idea for an event while one Mixed Signal, senior computer science major Andrew Timmes, left the room. […]

TMT’s Cabaret Night is ‘Rated R’

February 18, 2009 Rebecca Suzan 0

Viewers under 17 should have been accompanied by an adult or guardian to TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT)’s “Rated R” Cabaret Night on Friday.

“If you think we won’t go there, we will,” announced Brian Michalowski, senior music education major, as he kicked off an evening of musical selections that shined a spotlight on the lewd and the crude. […]

Steinberg decodes Dante in first close reading

February 4, 2009 Rebecca Suzan 0

Finding the right path to follow in life is not a simple feat to accomplish, especially if the directions are in Italian.

Last Friday, Glenn Steinberg, professor of English, guided listeners through Canto 30 of “Purgatorio,” the second section of Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s epic masterpiece, “The Divine Comedy,” during the English Department’s first Close Reading lecture of the the new year. […]

Ja-tun paints soul-inspired self-portrait

April 30, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

Ja-Tun will give you a slice of her mind. The R&B, soul and spoken-word artist based in Trenton catches her audience with infectious rhythms and hooks them with thought-provoking lyrics.

The title track of the songstress’ 2007 sampler, “A Slice of My Mind,” is a spoken-word piece that paints a revealing portrait of the humanity and vulnerability of Ja-Tun. […]

Konkle wishes Wilder happy birthday at final Close Reading

April 23, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

The final Close Reading lecture of the semester was held this past Thursday on what would have been Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Thornton Wilder’s 111th birthday.

“As the executive director of the Thornton Wilder Society, I’ve been authorized to receive any presents,” Lincoln Konkle, professor of English, said. […]

‘Clean House’ mixes laughs with life lessons

April 16, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

All College Theater’s (ACT) production of Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House” swept through the Don Evans Black Box Theater last week, teaching audiences that the cleansing power of a laugh is not to be taken lightly.

Heather Duncan, sophomore English major, gave an inspired performance as Matilde, a fanciful young Brazilian woman who has taken a position as a maid since her arrival in the United States. […]

Dawley’s final farewell

April 9, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

Students and faculty came together last Tuesday night during “An Evening with W.H. Auden,” bidding a somber and heartfelt farewell to the late Alan Dawley, professor of history, who died of heart failure on March 12.

Organized by Nicole Pfeiffer, senior English major, in conjunction with the history honor society and Lindsey Warren, president of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society, several of Dawley’s colleagues and students took to the podium to honor the life of one of the College’s most esteemed scholars. […]

Sayles’ refrain rounds out Women’s History Month

April 2, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

Singer/songwriter Regina Sayles played to a packed house in the Rathskeller Tuesday night in honor of Women’s History Month. Sayles, a small-town girl from Ohio with a big-city voice, played an array of cover songs and a few original tunes at the event, sponsored by the department of Women’s and Gender Studies. […]

Satan and Trotsky take center stage

March 5, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

Not only did the talented members of All College Theater (ACT) succeed in producing four entertaining, student-directed, one-act plays for their 2008 Evening of Shorts, but they succeeding in producing four pieces of thought-provoking theater.

Each play had moments that elicited laughter from the audience in the Don Evans Black Box Theater, but a common element of this year’s plays seemed to be the examination of complex issues that plague the human condition. […]

Culture shock in the ‘garden’

February 27, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

The College’s art gallery opened its latest exhibit titled “Parable of the Garden: New Media Art from Iran and Central Asia” last Wednesday as part of the “Religion, Culture and Identity” program.

In the exhibit’s catalog, Sarah Cunningham, the College art gallery coordinator, Deborah Hutton, assistant professor of art, and Leeza Ahmady, an independent curator from New York City, described the concepts behind the collection. […]

Six new shows lead LTV resurgence

February 20, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

Several of the College’s students who share a passion for the small screen are turning their vision into a reality. Lions Television (LTV) is a student-run television station which channel surfers can catch on campus channel 17.

LTV is the brainchild of junior communication studies major Scott Pioli, who serves as the president/station manager, and Matt Uhrich, junior communication studies major and the station’s vice president/program director. […]

Poet’s play comes off Broadway onto campus

February 13, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

Friday night’s performance of “Love, Life and Redemption,” an off-Broadway play brought to the College by the Black Student Union (BSU), begged the age-old question: does art imitate life or does life imitate art?

The play’s central character, Carolyn Bowers, is receiving a lifetime achievement award from her community’s Progressive Arts Committee and is charged with writing an acceptance speech. […]

Vanessa Carlton kicks off CUB spring plans

January 23, 2008 Rebecca Suzan 0

Winter break has come to a close. As papers and exams become a reality once more, the College Union Board (CUB) wants to make sure students take time out to have fun.

CUB has been working to create a great line-up of events for the semester, beginning with its “Welcome Back Weekend Comedy Show and Concert. […]

Funk rules Rat’s semester finale

December 5, 2007 Rebecca Suzan 0

Last Friday night, some of the College’s home-grown musical talent was on display at the Ratshkeller during the final Student Band Night of the semester.

Frankenstein’s Alibi was the first of three bands to take the stage. The band’s combination of acoustic guitar, piano and hand drum made for a distinct sound, demonstrating how each member of the young off-beat band is from an individual musical background. […]

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