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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

MEDIA ADVISORY: Geek Love: Valentine's Day Dinner Tomorrow for NJIT Alum Couples

WHAT:  Love is always in the air at NJIT and there are no better people to discuss romance than couples who met here and married. A dozen-plus alum couples will joyfully reminisce about how and where they met tomorrow night at this NJIT annual event in Eberhardt Hall.     

Three Valentine’s Day student extravaganzas are also planned for Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011.  At 8 p.m. in the Campus Center, Sigma Psi Kappa Sorority hosts its annual “date auction” to raise funds for the American Heart Association. At 9 p.m., the Student Senate sponsors a Valentine’s Day Party in the 3rd Floor Campus Center Pub at which 150 students will compete for free dinners at Newark’s finest. Iota Phi Theta fraternity will simultaneously host a dance party for 300, in the 2nd floor Campus Center Ballroom.

WHEN: Feb. 9, 2011, 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 10, 2011, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

WHERE: Eberhardt Hall and Campus Center

HOW: Call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436, for parking and more.

BACKGROUND: “Science and tech schools don’t usually conjure up images of love and romance,” said Donna Minnich Spuhler, director of the NJIT Campus Center. “But dating is alive and well at NJIT.  More than 400 social events are held annually, enabling students to interact. And they do.” But come out and see for yourself.

NOTE: Alum couples are from Bergenfield,  Boonton, Bridgewater, Edison, Fanwood, Livingston, Newark, Nutley, Parsippany, Pittstown, Rutherford, Somerset, Trenton, Warren, West Orange, West Windsor.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.