Featured Event

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Fanciulla del West

Aug 6

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Fanciulla del West 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Puccini’s wild-west opera had its world premiere in 1910 at the Met. On the occasion of its centennial, all-American diva Deborah Voigt sings the title role of the “girl of the golden west,” starring opposite Marcello Giordani.

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Upcoming Events

The Simon String Quartet Free Concert

Aug 5

The Simon String Quartet Free Concert 

Wilson Auditorium - 8 PM

The Simon Quartet will perform Haydn’s jocular Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No 5, followed by Debussy’s richly textured Quartet, and finally, one of Mozart’s late masterpieces, the Quartet in B♭ Major, K. 589.

Free Event


Met Opera Summer Encore: La Fanciulla del West

Aug 6

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Fanciulla del West 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Puccini’s wild-west opera had its world premiere in 1910 at the Met. On the occasion of its centennial, all-American diva Deborah Voigt sings the title role of the “girl of the golden west,” starring opposite Marcello Giordani.

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The Simon String Quartet Free Concert

Aug 7

The Simon String Quartet Free Concert 

Wilson Auditorium - 8 PM

The Simon String Quartet (Fiona Simon and Sebu Sirinian, violins; Lisa Suslowicz, viola; David Bakamjian, cello) will be joined by other Summer String-In faculty members – violist Kimberly Foster-Wallace and cellist Joseph Kimura – to play Dvorak’s Sextet in A Major, Op 48 and Dohnanyi’s Sextet in B♭ Major.

Free Event


Semester C Courses End

Aug 18

Semester C Courses End 

All Day


Semester E Classes End

Aug 18

Semester E Classes End 

All Day


Cinderella

Aug 24

Cinderella 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

The Paper Moon Puppet Theatre presents Cinderella, a delightful version of the timeless classic created specially for the puppet theatre, featuring beautiful rod puppets, scenery and hilarious characters.

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Labor Day

Sep 1

Labor Day 

All Day

University Closed


Gallery Exhibition: David H. Wells

Sep 2-Nov 14

Gallery Exhibition: David H. Wells 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 9 AM

This exhibit examines the empty homes and foreclosed dreams littering the American landscape in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. After a house is foreclosed upon there is a fleeting moment when the ghosts of the one-time owners are all that is left – before the houses are cleaned and returned to the real estate market. The photographs in this exhibit capture the remaining signs of life that once filled these emptied houses bringing to light ideas about home, family and the American Dream. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, from 4:30 – 7pm

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Glory Bound. Photographs by Barry Schneier

Sep 2-30

Gallery Exhibition: Glory Bound. Photographs by Barry Schneier 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Throughout the 1970's, Barry Schneier captured several iconic figures in pivotal moments of their lives, having unprecedented access to these young artists as their careers took flight. Included in the exhibit are images from Bruce Springsteen’s legendary 1974 Harvard Square Theatre show -- a performance cemented in music history after Jon Landau penned the infamous line, “I saw the future of rock and roll and his name in Bruce Springsteen.” Also featured is Patti Smith’s debut tour performance at San Francisco’s Boarding House and Van Morrison’s triumphant return to Boston as he payed tribute to the town where he conceived Astral Weeks. Opening Reception: September 11, 6-8 pm

Free Event


Sep 2

Fall Classes Begin 

All Day

Fall 2014 Classes Begin at 8:30 a.m.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: MAVIS SMITH / THINK AGAIN

Sep 2-Oct 17

Gallery Exhibition: MAVIS SMITH / THINK AGAIN 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Imagining the hidden realities of other people's existences is a continuing theme in the work of Bucks County artist Mavis Smith. Smith, who's works are often done in egg tempera, brings an almost surreal aesthetic to her paintings that further suggests the dislocation of appearances and realities. This exhibition samples a range of Smith's work from years past, as well as several new pieces, including both paintings and works on paper as well as some recent sculptural works incorporating egg shells. Opening Reception: Fri. September 19, from 7 – 9 pm

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Robert Mueller - Selected Works From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection

Sep 2-Oct 17

Gallery Exhibition: Robert Mueller - Selected Works From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Inspired by mathematical models, literary sources, and his own social consciousness, Robert Emmett Mueller, artist, engineer, inventor, author, musician, puppet maker, and general wizard, is on a never-ending search for visual equivalents to his ideas.

Free Event


Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos

Sep 16

Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 AM

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, whose “electrifying prose and unremitting honesty” Kirkus Reviews said, “expertly captures grace within depravity.” Among other places, she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Anderson Cooper Live, CNN, The Atlantic and Tin House online, Guernica, and New York magazine.  Her writing has been published and anthologized widely including in Glamour, Kenyon Review, Post Road, Hunger Mountain, Salon, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education Review.  She has taught writing at Purchase College, The New School, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Utica College, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, among other places, and is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Monmouth University.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: Medea

Sep 18

National Theatre of London: Medea 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

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Augustana

Oct 4

Augustana 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The band from Southern California (by way of Illinois) makes a rare coastal New Jersey appearance fronted by singer-guitarist-pianist and primary composer Dan Layus; with a revamped lineup, a new record label, and a new leg of tour dates behind their well-received 2014 release, Life Imitating Life. The whispery vocal verses and Coldplay-inspired ivories of the band’s early singles “Boston” and follow-ups “Sweet and Low” and “Hey Now” vaulted to the Top 10 at AAA Radio. Then in 2011, for the band’s self titled album on Epic, Layus had a major surprise with a punchier, more immediate sound that carried melodic currents of Soul Asylum, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak and Bruce Springsteen. Now the new album reconciles the various facets of the Augustana sounds through a succinct rhythmic attack and crisp production — with bright radio-ready anthems like “Ash and Ember” sharing the ride with introspective plaints like “Remember Me,” under the flag of Layus’s unerring pop instincts. Opening the show will be Jim and Sam.

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