The Rider Insider

November 17, 2011

‘The Life of the Mind’ Celebrated at Founder’s Day 2011

Rider University welcomed 61 new Andrew J. Rider Scholars at its annual Founder’s Day celebration on Saturday, November 5. Dr. Joel C. Philips delivered a stirring faculty address, urging students to rise above a culture that too often values homogeneous mediocrity.

President Mordechai Rozanski presented certificates to the 61 new Andrew J. Rider Scholars on November 5.

A Golden Plan

The Establishment of Rider’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences emerged from an idea hatched years before, according to Dr. Walter A. Brower '48, dean emeritus of the School of Education and perhaps the foremost authority on Rider history.

From right, Franklin F. Moore, George Hill '30 and J. Goodner Gill pointed Rider in a new direction with the founding of SLAS.

‘A Missed Pitch is a Missed Opportunity,’ Says Wright

Navarrow Wright ’93 mentored a group of eight African-American entrepreneurs who traveled to Silicon Valley in order to seek venture capital investments in the CNN documentary ‘Black in America.’ He spoke about the experience at a prescreening of the program on November 10 in the Fireside Lounge.

Navarrow Wright ’93, chief technology officer of Interactive One

Thanksgiving Marks a Time to Celebrate, Give Back

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Rider community embraced the opportunity to help the surrounding area’s less fortunate through a number of service projects during its annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Students with just some of the 275 baskets of food collected for families in need at Thanksgiving.


Text of Dr. Joel Phillips’ Founder’s Day Faculty Address

The following is the faculty address presented by Dr. Joel C. Phillips, professor of Composition and Music Theory at Westminster Choir College, at the Founder’s Day Program on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

Dr. Joel C. Phillips, professor of Composition and Music Theory at Westminster Choir College



Chasar Crowned 2011 Cranberry Queen

Since her freshman year, Loni Chasar, a senior Elementary Education and Psychology dual major, has been an active leader on and off the Lawrenceville campus.

Loni Chasar ’12, an Elementary Education and Psychology dual major, was named Cranberry Queen 2011


Infinity and Beyond

New York Post’s Mushnick Gives Students ‘Equal Time’

The Real Deal

Rider Field Hockey Closes Out Championship Season


The Wedding Singer

Westminster Jubilee Singers: Rise, Shine for the Light Is a Comin'

Philly Hoop Group Classic

Rider University Chorale and Choir: Holiday Concert


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