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Without getting into political preferences, I wanted to share a virtual town hall meeting happening this evening at 7:15 p.m. Click on the banner above to join this meeting. Regardless of your political affiliation, this is a rare opportunity to connect directly with presidential candidates.

Perhaps I’ll get into some more detail in a later post, but this virtual meeting is yet another example of how the Internet has made it possible for democracy to again be accessible to ordinary citizens.

New Jersey City University will be presenting a Women’s History Month Closing Celebration. Here are the details:

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2007
  • 6:30-9:00PM
  • Ingalls Recital Hall ~ Rossey Building 101

Featuring “Carol Lester and the World Women”
Four Generations of Women Musicians From Three Continents Performing World Beats

Women Artists Speak About Their Experiences
Nathalie Pham, Doris Caicolo, Avani Patel, Vivian Warfield, Tara Thierry, Catarina Racha, Daphna ElRoy and Carol Lester

Refreshments will be served

This event is FREE and Open to the Public

This program is offered in conjunction with NJCU’s Women’s History Month. For further information please contact Renata Moreira at (201)200-2269 or Karen DeAngelis at (201) 200-3189

Visiting Artist, Nathalie Pham, will be giving a lecture about her work on Monday, March 5 at 5 p.m. at New Jersey City University’s Visual Arts Building auditorium. Her work can be viewed at her website,

Recent Artist-in-Residence at the Newark Museum (NJ), Nathalie Pham received her MFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design and her BFA from University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). After her undergraduate coursework, she worked as Dimitri Hadzi’s apprentice at Harvard University. Her sculptures have stood in many galleries and shows in the Tri-State area, including at the A.I.R. Gallery and alongside Leslie Dill in “Sacred Waterways” (both in New York
City). She is also principal of the Newark-based web-design firm, NPCreate, Inc.

Nathalie infuses her work with a freedom to choose materials and juxtapose them in unconventional ways—such as adding red wax stalactites, a drain, and a piece of casted meat into the drawers of an Asian lacquer bento box. These chimeras reflect a return to childlike wondering at objects, foods, colors, fashion, and architecture from our own mainstream commercialization and globalization and from various cultural traditions.

There will be a free concert on Monday 3/5/07 at 7:30pm at New Jersey City University’s Margaret Williams Theatre honoring legendary arranger/composer Bill Finegan on his 90th birthday.

Mr. Finegan is best remembered for creating the sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. The concert will be performed by the Gotham Wind Symphony conducted by NJCU faculty member Mike Christianson and features music by Bill Finegan (including a new work that he’s writing for this occassion), Sauter-Finegan, Finegan’s students James Chirillo and Julie Cavadini, as well as Finegan’s teacher, Darius Milhaud. NJCU Faculty members Dr. Edward Joffe, Ron Janelli, Dan Willis, Pete McGuinness, and Joe Reardon will be performing as part of this Tribute.