The Rider Insider

December 15, 2011

Rider University Announces $3 Million Gift from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation for Westminster Choir College

Westminster Choir College of Rider University has been awarded a $3 million gift from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation of Pittsburgh, Pa., to help support the construction of a $7.5 million new academic and performance building planned for the Westminster Choir College campus.

(left to right) Dean Robert L. Annis, Henry Hillman, Elsie Hillman and President Mordechai Rozanski

An Organic Plan

Rob Behnke Bowman '06, M.B.A. '07, is the CEO and co-founder of Brooklyn Salsa Co., which uses local, sustainable ingredients from farms like Hepworth Farms in Milton, N.Y.

Brooklyn Salsa cofounder Rob Behnke Bowman (far right) says locally grown ingredients are part of what sets his brand apart.

Diversity Shines Brightly at Celebration of Lights

The Rider community celebrated the diverse traditions of the holiday season during its annual gathering.

Students of many backgrounds, faiths and cultures celebrated the holiday season together.

A Guiding Hand

A group of aspiring secondary English teachers from Rider earned some valuable experience this semester through a neighborly and educational writing partnership between the University and freshmen from nearby Notre Dame High School.

Secondary Education majors had the chance to work with some freshmen from Notre Dame H.S. on their writing this semester.


Making Film History

Dr. Cynthia Lucia, director of the Film & Media Studies Program, is the co-editor of The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, an expansive, new, four-volume set that traces the evolution of the medium from its late-19th century origins to the present day.

Dr. Cindy Lucia co-edited the The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, available this month.



Rider's Cottam Named Academic All-America

Rider junior soccer player Abi Cottam has been named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America First Team.

Abi Cottam '13 was selected for the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team.


Rider's Egusquiza All-America Honoree

Quite an Investment

At Rider, It’s Better to Give Than Receive

Farrell Gives Global Presentation on Personal Finance


A Festive Christmas

Westminster Community Orchestra: Winter Concert

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian Will Speak at First Pitch Dinner on January 28

Join Rider at Spring Training for Yankees vs. Phillies in Florida


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