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College of Visual and Performing Arts Introduces
Professional Enrichment Series

Union, N.J. --- The College of Visual and Performing Arts introduces a new Professional Enrichment Series this year. Created by Dean Holly Logue, the series offers a glimpse into the lives and work of several distinguished faculty members in our college. These lectures and demonstrations enable the faculty to share their talents, knowledge, and career highlights with the campus community. All lectures will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Little Theatre and are open to the general public at no charge.

The Professional Enrichment Series will kick off on Monday, October 19, with Professor Alan Robbins of the School of Design. His lecture, titled The Image Transplosion, will focus on some of the dramatic changes brought about by the image revolution while also examining what we need to know to live in the brave new world of the immersive image.

Dr. Joseph Amorino, of the Department of Fine Arts, will be the next featured speaker, on Monday, November 9, with his lecture, The Artistic Process: An Embodiment of Global Intelligence. His PowerPoint presentation and discussion moves beyond the artistic product to examine the nature of the underlying creative process. It invites students, faculty, administrators and artists to consider new ways of thinking about the arts and their critical implications to education and academia.

Continuing the series is Professor Larry Tung of the Department of Media and Film, with his presentation, Beyond Black and White: Images of Asians and Asian Americans in the Media on Thursday, February 4, 2010. Acknowledging the fact that many fourth and fifth-generation Asian Americans still feel like foreigners in this country in many ways, this talk will discuss the under-representation and misrepresentation of Asians and Asian Americans in American media.

The Professional Enrichment Series will conclude on Monday, April 19, 2010, as Professor Stephen Brower of the Robert Busch School of Design, discusses his award-winning graphic designs and book projects in a presentation entitled Designing My Life. Brower’s work appears regularly in design annuals and his writing in several publications. During his tenure as Creative Director, Print garnered two National Magazine Awards and a medal from the Society of Publication Designers.

For information, please call the College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean’s office at 908-737-4376 or via e-mail at