TCNJ Magazine - Fall 2016

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10 FALL 2016 MARATHON MEN Competitive spirit in TCNJ's community comes in wildly divergent forms. Take Carmen Cincotti '15, who nailed third place at Nathan's 100th Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4 by downing 41 hot dogs—with buns—in 10 minutes. Harvey Gayer '90, on the other hand, is prepping for the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 8 in Kona, Hawaii. He'll face a 2.4-mile ocean swim, a 112-mile bike race, and a 26.2-mile marathon, all in the same day. Our advice: No sudden swapping of life goals, okay guys? 06. TCNJ graduates are "significantly less likely to return to live in a parent's basement" than grads at schools not ranked in the top 100 of Money's Best Colleges 2016, according to a survey by Money and Barnes & Noble College. PRAIRIE 14 things that make us smile BRAG BOARD 01. Who's on the red carpet? School of Business Dean William Keep made his silver-screen debut at the Tribeca Film Festival last May. A fierce critic of multilevel marketing, Keep appears in Betting on Zero, a documentary about hedge fund magnate Bill Ackman's crusade to expose global nutritional company Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history. Keep joined the film's director Ted Braun for a Q&A with the audience following the screening. 03. New majors African-American studies The Department of African- American Studies describes its debut major as exploring "the full spectrum of promise and tragedy throughout Africa and its diaspora." Journalism and professional writing Once a concentration within the Department of English, JPW is now a full major under the School of the Arts and Communication. The shift positions it for better synergy with the digital resources of the school's interactive multimedia major. Public health With the CDC predicting a national shortage of 250,000 professionals in the field in the next five years, the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science has launched this interdisciplinary major. 02. 400 pounds! The weight of vegetables that Bonner Scholars grew on campus this summer to donate to Trenton's Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. 04. Who put the podium in the parking deck? At a ribbon-cutting to, well, plug plugs, TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein thanked energy company PSE&G for its part in bringing a five- station electric charging station to the Metzger parking deck. The station helps the college move closer to meeting its environmental sustainability goals. 05.

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