Edelman CCCA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Blog

Diwali Night Hosted by Rowan SASA and SJICR

Rowan University hosts Diwali Night, a Hindu holiday meant to celebrate the “victory of light over the darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance.”

Get Involved with the Center for Neurodiversity

Looking for ways to get involved with Rowan's Center for Neurodiversity? Check out these two programs that are being run this semester!

Spring 2023: Exemplifying DEI

Welcome back, Edelman CCCA! Now that the spring semester is underway, we’d like to take this chance to highlight some of the DEI-focused courses that are being offered this semester in our College.

EVENT: A Talk with Dr. Alfred Martin

Honoraria for Dr. Alfred Martin (University of Iowa) will be held on November 9th via Zoom from 6pm-7:15pm.

Center for the Advancement of Women in Comm.

"‘Women in Communication: The Future is Female’ Watch Party; October 20th 260 Victoria St. 6th Floor Conference Room, 1PM" and "Speaking While Female: A Conversation with Dana Rubin; November 8th, Virtual meeting at 2PM".

EVENT: Annual DEI Summit

Scan the QR code to register for the event, or register at the link:

AENJ Symposium 2022

The Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting and maintaining high standards of visual arts education within the state of New Jersey. Established in 1938, the organization is one of the most prominent art educator associations in the state. One of their events is a bi-yearly symposium. This spring, the AENJ symposium was held on our very own campus, sponsored by Edelman CCCA, the College of Education, and the Departments of Art and STEAM Education.

EVENT: Let Every Voice Be Heard

Dr. Melissa Klapper (Women’s and Gender Studies Program Coordinator) says, “This is a concert that celebrates and amplifies ALL voices by featuring music that tells a powerful story, explores themes of social justice, and integrates the human voice.”

NGWSD: Katie Barnes

February 15th marked the National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration, a series of events hosted by several Edelman CCCA departments and programs, in conjunction with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Center for Women and Gender Studies, as well as the SJICR.

EVENT: The Politics of Land and the Environment

Join the Writing Arts department on February 24th at 6:00 pm for a panel discussion with several guest speakers. Register at

Prof. Harrell PIPER Grant

This year, Professor Cherita Harrell is designing a course for Edelman CCCA, entitled “Reclaiming our Time: Empowering Women of Color”.

Fall Research Showcase

Last semester CCCA held the inaugural Fall Research Showcase, an event in which faculty and students alike came together to present their research and other projects that they have been working on throughout the semester.

Dr. Fillenwarth PIPER Grant

A Unique Approach to Anti-racist Education in Technical and Professional Writing: discussing the newest program for DEI training in the Technical and Professional Writing courses.

Neurodiversity at Rowan

Senior Biomedical Art and Visualization, Graphic Design, and Music major Terry Nguyen on her experiences with ADHD, seeking accommodations, and her hopes for the newest on-campus resource for neurodivergent students.

Welcoming Nyds

My name is Nyds Rivera. I’m a junior Writing Arts major and the new CCCA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion intern. I am incredibly excited to be working with the College to really get this blog off the ground!

April Baker-Bell Write Up

Dr. April Baker-Bell’s event gave insights to Rowan students and faculty about Black Language, and why antiracist Black language pedagogy should be implemented by all teachers.

EVENT: Talkin’ Linguistic Justice

Join Dr. April Baker-Bell for a day of discussing the importance of linguistic justice in black literature, language, and more! Click to sign up.

Excellence in Diversity Awards 2021

Recognize our Rowan students and colleagues for the Excellence in Diversity Awards with Nominations due February 15th. Contact for nominations, submissions, and additional info!