Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season

This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees.

Tickets can be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 973-408-3917, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets for all events are general admission.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

Co-sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Drew alumni/ae, faculty, poets and fiction/nonfiction writers, such as Priscilla Becker, William Giraldi, Kathleen Graber, Phil Kay, Collum McCann, Sean Nevin, Patrick Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Jacqueline Woodson and Courtney Zoffness. At the end of the spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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February 2019
$100

Developing Digital and Media Literacies Conference: Social Justice in the 21st Century Classroom

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ehinger Center

How do digital tools affect our lives as individuals and as educators? How do we serve all students to give them a voice in society? Participants will explore these questions and more as they consider how educators can focus on issues of social justice in a digital age. Designed for K-12 educators of all content areas.

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Free

Out of the Vault: Valentines and Adoration

February 5 @ 4:00 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This event showcases letters and documents of love, adoration and affection from Abelard and Heloise to present day. The event will include a brief history of the valentine and discussion of its popularity.

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Free

Conservation Treatment of the St. Francis Missal: with Catherine Magee C’10

February 7 @ 4:00 pm
Drew University Library’s Learning Center – Room 28,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Hear Cathie Magee C’10 speak about her conservation work at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. The St. Francis Missal is a twelfth century manuscript, and because it is revered by Franciscans worldwide as a constant relic of the saint, it presents particular conservation concerns.

This program has been made possible by support from the Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series Endowment.

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$50

Drew Forum Presents John Brennan

February 10 @ 7:00 pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center,
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ
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John O. Brennan is a highly decorated intelligence professional and senior White House official. In this thought-provoking talk, he will draw from his decades of national security experience to offer an insider’s look at the state of political discourse in America.

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$25

Computational Thinking: Paper Folding Saturday Workshop

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brother’s College – Room 101,
Brothers College, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Many teachers work to bring the “real world” into the classroom, but “real” doesn’t have to mean utilitarian. It can mean anything that students can touch, make, or imagine. Skills that students develop while learning to fold animals or geometric figures can be used to explore and explain a wide variety of ideas, foster conversations about concepts and provide motivation for developing common language.

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Free

Drag as an Art Form: with Pissi Myles and David Ayllon

February 19 @ 6:00 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Pissi Myles (Joseph D’Angio) has been noted as one of the most talented drag queens in the New York area by fans, critics and peers.
Photographer David Ayllon’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the cover of Next Magazine and Rangefinder Magazine.
The discussion will focus on the history and culture of drag, and how it is recognized as an art form. Performance to follow.

Co-sponsored by The Sexuality and Gender Alliance, Women’s Concerns, the History Club, the Art History Club and the Graduate Student Association.

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$25

Computational Thinking: Paper Folding Saturday Workshop

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brother’s College – Room 101,
Brothers College, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Many teachers work to bring the “real world” into the classroom, but “real” doesn’t have to mean utilitarian. It can mean anything that students can touch, make, or imagine. Skills that students develop while learning to fold animals or geometric figures can be used to explore and explain a wide variety of ideas, foster conversations about concepts and provide motivation for developing common language.

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$25

Computational Thinking: Paper Folding Saturday Workshop

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brother’s College – Room 101,
Brothers College, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Many teachers work to bring the “real world” into the classroom, but “real” doesn’t have to mean utilitarian. It can mean anything that students can touch, make, or imagine. Skills that students develop while learning to fold animals or geometric figures can be used to explore and explain a wide variety of ideas, foster conversations about concepts and provide motivation for developing common language.

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Free

The Holocaust and the Human Rights Movement

February 27 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Dr. Hans Morsink, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Drew University, will give a talk based on his new book, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Holocaust: An Endangered Connection. To sustain themselves, social movements need a master text, and The Universal Declaration is the master text of the human rights movement. Because it was born in the shadow of the Holocaust, it has incredible moral power.

Presented by the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study at Drew University.

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$32*

Drew Forum Presents Ana Navarro

February 27 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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One of the leading Hispanic Republican political voices in the United States, Ana Navarro is a political commentator on CNN, ABC, and Telemundo and is also co-host on The View. She frequently comments on political issues and current affairs in national and international print media and is known for her honest and blunt approach and speaking truth to power.

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April 2019
$32*

Drew Forum Presents Governor John Kasich

April 9 @ 8:00 pm
Simon Forum,
Simon Forum and Athletic Center, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Two-term former Ohio Governor John R. Kasich offers his reflections on business, government, the history of change—as well as the power of individuals to affect change at the local level.

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Free

Hokusai and Japan in the Floating World: with Tom Silver C’70

April 10 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tom Silver C’70 will explore the work of Japan’s most famous artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), in the context of his life and times. Mr. Silver showcases print masterpieces covering the 350-year history of the Japanese print genre. His current focus is Japanese prints of the Edo era, also known as the “Floating World”.

This program has been made possible by support from the Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series Endowment.

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The 2019 Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum

April 16 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Camp David: 40 Years of Israeli-Egyptian Peace

Speaker: Daniel Kurtzer, Former Ambassador to Egypt and Israel

This forum provides a venue for interdisciplinary exchanges between and among scholars, teachers, religious leaders and members of the larger community interested in exploring issues of interfaith understanding, the diversity of religiously-based ethical perspectives and the political, social and cultural conflicts caused by the clash of religious traditions.

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Robert R. Max: Soldier and Survivor

April 29 @ 4:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), Robert R. Max will share his powerful life story. Historians believe he is the last living American soldier to have escaped and survived Nazi slave labor in World War II. His story is preserved at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and in his memoir, The Long March Home: An American Soldier’s Life as a Nazi Slave Laborer.

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June 2019

Publishing in Color Conference

June 12 - June 14
Seminary Hall

The Publishing in Color Conference will confront the issue of underrepresented groups in today’s spiritual publishing industry, and will feature publishing industry representatives. Attendees will have access to guidance on publishing, marketing and writing.

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July 2019

Drew Writing Project Summer Institute

July 8 - July 10
Drew University Campus and via Zoom

Applications are due March 1, 2019.

The Drew Writing Project brings together a group of experienced pre-K through university teachers to read, write and learn. The inquiry and reading list will be built in response to participants’ interests and local school concerns. With its hybrid of face-to-face and virtual study, DWP provides flexibility during the busy summer break. The Drew Writing Project is open to teachers of all content areas.

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August 2019

Drew Writing Project Summer Institute

August 6 - August 8
Drew University Campus and via Zoom

Applications are due March 1, 2019.

The Drew Writing Project brings together a group of experienced pre-K through university teachers to read, write and learn. The inquiry and reading list will be built in response to participants’ interests and local school concerns. With its hybrid of face-to-face and virtual study, DWP provides flexibility during the busy summer break. The Drew Writing Project is open to teachers of all content areas.

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