NEWARK—NJIT will co-host with the New Jersey United States Marine Corps Reserve Association a daylong cyber-terrorism symposium looking at proactive approaches to counter-terrorism. The event, set for Saturday Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center will feature George Johnson, the chief security officer of NC4 and the founder and chief information officer of the ESP Group as the keynote speaker.
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HILLSIDE – The Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University will present the classical music phenomenon, The 5 Browns on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
EAST HANOVER — Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) hosted 50 high school students, college undergraduates, and veterans with disabilities on Oct. 19, National Disability Mentoring Day, for a hands-on career exploration event.
CRANFORD – Are you ready for Halloween? How would you like to attend a premiere of a new horror film? Then plan to be at Union County College at 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, for the premiere of a new student produced film, “Looking for Amanda Kill.”
SCOTCH PLAINS – On Oct. 22, Union Catholic High School held its first annual 5K Run/Walk. The event was initiated by the Athletic Marketing Team and run by Joan Badala O’Donnell as a way to create momentum leading up to the 50th Anniversary in 2013. It was a success with 228 total participants.
LINDEN – Linden dentist Dr. Anatoly Bensianoff will help parents concerned about their children’s teeth and weight this Halloween with a candy buy-back program.
SUMMIT– The Coalition on Family Caregiving invites the public to their upcoming presentation and book signing featuring author, Patti Kerr, who will provide information on loving and caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s. The program is on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7–8:30 p.m. at The Summit YMCA, 490 Morris Avenue.
NEW BRUNSWICK — The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will address the needs of students with disabilities and their parents at a free public seminar dealing with special education on Thursday, Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick. Admission is free but registration is required.