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Dean’s Letter: Sept. 7, 2014

Sept. 7, 2014 Dear Students: A bit of Eastern Wisdom:  The Buddha is reported to have said: The mind is everything.  What you think, you become. Now that we’ve all gotten used to the rhythm of the semester, I hope you have found the time and space to think about what you want to become. Continue Reading

Anniversary of U.S. Constitution lecture to discuss modern civil rights

“This [year] is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a watershed event in attempting to protect minority groups, particularly at the time African-Americans, from discrimination in political participation, economic opportunity and physical integrity rights,” said Dr. Brian Potter, the new Chair of Political Science at TCNJ. In fact, 2015 will be the 50thContinue Reading

A Warm Welcome to our New HSS Faculty!

This academic year we have invited two new faculty members to become a part of the HSS community. Dr. Tao Dumas (Political Science) and Dr. David Mazeika (Criminology) have some thoughts to share with their coworkers and students to give some background on what topics they study and why they chose to study them. Dr. Mazeika,Continue Reading

Dean’s Letter: August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 Dear Students: I hope that your first week of classes was successful and that you are off to a great start. Now would be a good time to sit down with all your course syllabi to create your own master calendar of projects, papers, and exams.  Your master calendar will help youContinue Reading

“Exploring Economic Justice,” this semester’s inter-disciplinary forum series

Co-organized by Dr. John Sisko (Philosophy) and Dr. Nicholas Toloudis (Political Science), the “Exploring Economic Justice” Series includes a diverse array of lecturers and topics that will span across the Fall 2014 semester. The team also co-wrote a grant request to the New Jersey Council of the Humanities and with these funds have been ableContinue Reading

Student Leaders Welcome HSS Freshmen

Payal Ved, DJ Josso-Martin, Nina Ventresco, Joey DiCarlo, and Nick Lauda were all featured student speakers at the HSS Dean’s Welcome for New Students on Convocation Day, Monday, August 25. In order to promote the School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ four-point ExCEL strategy to achieving academic and professional success, these students explained how theyContinue Reading

Dean’s Letter: August 24, 2014

August 24, 2014 Dear Students: Welcome to our freshmen and our new transfer students and welcome back to all our continuing students.  I hope those of you who have moved or who are moving today are all settling into your new academic-year residences. I also hope that our freshmen are making new friends, feeling more comfortable onContinue Reading

An alumna’s avant-garde adventures abroad: Uncanny choices and how that got her into the Peace Corps

Wiktoria Leja, Class of 2012 alumna, has been assigned by the Peace Corps to an English-teaching position in Indonesia. After having an out-of-the-box study abroad experience in Senegal, it was clear to this HSS student that she was yearning for more. Find out about how she applied for the Peace Corps, what it takes to beContinue Reading

How Our Students ExCEL: Explore, Contribute, Engage, Learn Away

At the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, we make it our mission to create an environment where students will have access to a broad range of opportunities to enrich and build their own academic experiences. For this reason we have developed a four-point strategy to encourage students to make college happen for them–to remind them notContinue Reading

Dean’s Letter: Commencement, May 2014

Commencement Dear Students and Colleagues: At this time in the semester, we are all under stress.  Students are frantically writing papers and studying for exams.  Faculty members feel like Sisyphus:  the mountain of papers and exams to be graded just seems to get higher every day, no matter how many papers are graded and removedContinue Reading