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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.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.