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2K Walking Dead for Life at Montclair State University

Montclair State University will hold their inaugural “2K Walking Dead for Life” run on Sunday, October 22, and #HipNJ has the spooky scoop!

The event will raise money for the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. In addition to the run, a zombie costume competition will take place, which will be judged by Tony Award winning costume designer Linda Cho.

The event is being produced by the university’s Public Relations Student Society of America, a professional organization affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America

“This will take place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and my members and I are proud to be able to help the John Theurer Cancer Center in its fight to save the lives of so many women who battle breast cancer each year,” chapter president Sabrina Araullo explains. “So, we hope a lot of people of all ages come on down on October 22.”

Makeup artists will be on hand to help participants transform from a normal person into a zombie for the day. Costume winners will be selected from four age categories: 14 and under, 14-18, 18-25, and 25 and up.  The winners will receive tickets to Broadway shows.

Linda Cho won her Tony in 2014 for her costume designs for “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”  She was also nominated for a 2017 Tony for “Anastasia.”   In addition, noted film costume designers Amit Gajwani and Carisa Kelly will also be in attendance as judges.

To register, click here.

“Hollywood East” Opens at Montclair State

Montclair University held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 26th in celebration of their brand new, state of the art multimedia School of Communications and Media building. MSU alumni, University board members, state legislators, staff, and students alike all got to tour the impressive new building post-ceremony.

According to Montclair State University’s President, Susan A. Cole, ‘impressive’ could possibly be an understatement as it may be “the most technologically advanced media and production facility of any university in North America and…is, in fact, more advanced than many professional facilities.”

The facility will provide students a wealth of opportunity for education and growth within the industry they’ve chosen to study, and as special guest New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg expressed, there is hope for students to utilize the new facility as they “go out and change the world.”

The building was made possible through a strategic partnership between MSU and Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions Americas. Some of the tools and resources include 4K and HD studios and control rooms, multimedia labs, and an advanced studio production center.

The building has been dubbed “Hollywood East” and it’s sure to make a great difference in the education of students at MSU!

Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner

Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner

On May 12th, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center hosted over three hundred Museum supporters at New York City’s Plaza Hotel for the Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner. The evening, which was held on the beloved Montclair figure’s would be-92nd birthday, saluted individuals who embody the qualities that made the New York Yankees icon an American treasure. 

“Although Yogi is no longer with us, the values he lived by are more important today than ever,” says Eve Schaenen, Executive Director of the Yogi Berra Museum. “All proceeds from this awards dinner will support the work we’re doing at the Museum to sustain Yogi’s legacy and the ideals he lived by his entire life, both on and off the field.”

Boomer Esiason, Lou Lamoriello and Robert Wahl awarding the inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Humanitarian Award to the McMullen Family Foundation.

The Museum presented the inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Humanitarian Award to the McMullen Family Foundation for their philanthropic leadership and commitment to community.

The first Yogi Berra Museum Teammate Award went to legendary Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry, Yogi’s close companion and mentee.

The first Yogi Berra Museum Service Award went to NFL stars Devin and Jason McCourty for their charitable initiatives.

The Museum also awarded the first Carmen Berra Award to Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, General Partner and Vice Chair of the New York Yankees.

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan opened the evening’s program with an invocation. Then the night’s all-star emcees took over: former NFL quarterback and current football analyst Boomer Esiason; and the star of the television comedy series Arliss, Robert Wuhl. The evening concluded with a performance by Jersey Shore mainstays Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, who were joined on stage by Yankee great – and great musician – Bernie Williams! 

The event co-chairs were Lou Lamoriello and Finn Wentworth.

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a nonprofit sports education organization on the campus of Montclair State (NJ) University. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote the values of perseverance, respect, sportsmanship and excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse, sports-based educational exhibits and programs. For additional information, please visit YogiBerraMuseum.org.