College of Staten Island

“Savor the Flavors” Combines Great Food with Student Support

March 3, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The CSI Alumni Association and Supporting Sponsors Liberty Mutual and National Grid are giving the Staten Island community the chance to stimulate their taste buds, while raising funds for scholarships. “Savor the Flavors: Celebrate Our Island’s Diverse Cuisine” will be held on Sunday, March 27 in the Center for the Arts Atrium (Building 1P) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Funds Available to Help with Student Emergencies

February 28, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Foundation recently received a grant of up to $300,000 from The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation in support of the Petrie Student Emergency Fund. View the CSI Petrie Grant Website and download the Petrie Grant application form.

Students Urged to Participate in This Year’s Undergraduate Conference

February 22, 2011 | College of Staten Island

CSI students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate in the Tenth Annual Undergraduate Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Performance (URC). The event will be held on Thursday, April 14 in the Center for the Arts from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Every year, the goal of the event is to celebrate the student-faculty collaborations that have become a hallmark of the College of Staten Island.

Hillel Launches Kavod Circle with $10K SI Foundation Matching Grant

February 18, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Hillel at the College of Staten Island hosted an elegant cocktail reception and book talk last week at the residence of CSI President Dr. Tomás and Mrs. Evy Morales to launch its new fundraising initiative, The Hillel Kavod Circle of Honor. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery.

IME Grants Funds for Scholarships to Mexican Students in New York

February 18, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Mexican Consulate in New York announced today that the scholarship program of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) has awarded $20,000 to support the education of the low-income immigrant community that resides in this city. These funds provide scholarships to eight students of Mexican origin who carried out studies at the College of Staten Island (CSI), The City University of New York (CUNY).

New Language Testing Software a Win-Win for Students and Faculty

February 14, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Department of Modern Languages at the College of Staten Island recently implemented new oral OWL Testing Software. The platform is now being used by more than 800 CSI students for all proficiency levels of French, Spanish, and Italian. There are also plans for the Department to employ the software for the assessment of Mandarin Chinese and Basic Arabic later this semester.

Historians and Educators to Gather at CSI to Celebrate Staten Island in American History and 21st Century Education

February 10, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Public School teachers, principals, pre-service teachers, educators, scholars in all academic fields, and the general public are invited to a special event to celebrate Staten Island’s 350th anniversary. The College of Staten Island will host a two-day Academic Conference and Education Symposium entitled “Staten Island in American History and 21st Century Education” to take place at the Center for the Arts on March 19 and 20, 2011.

Como Named Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year by the NACNS

February 9, 2011 | College of Staten Island

June M. Como, Lecturer of Nursing at the College of Staten Island, has received the Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year award from the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). The award recognizes NACNS members for their outstanding professional achievements as Clinical Nurse Specialist Educators.

Schulman Named Distinguished Professor

February 8, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has approved the appointment of Professor Sarah Schulman as Distinguished Professor. Professor Schulman is a tenured Full Professor in the Department of English and has been at CSI and CUNY since 1999.

New Assistant VP for Institutional Advancement

February 7, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, CSI Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Barbara Eshoo has announced the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Boyden as the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at the College, effective Monday, Feb.

[video] Con Ed Supports Water Quality Workshops for HS Students

February 1, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island has received a $25,000 grant from Con Edison to fund a program that will give underserved high school students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in researching estuarine water quality. As a result of this generous funding, CSI’s Center for Environmental Science will expand its public education program by giving more than 100 underserved high school and junior high school student’s opportunities to pursue various aspects of environmental work through hands-on estuarine water quality workshops.

CSI Honors Matty White with Men’s Basketball Alumni Game

January 31, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Men’s Basketball program, last Saturday, welcomed back its alumni for the first time since becoming a four-year college, dedicating the event to the memory of former assistant coach Matty White. A 17-year member of the Dolphins’ staff from 1987 to 2004, the game was renamed the Matty White Men’s Basketball Game in a pregame ceremony.

Young Virtuoso Violinist to Perform Free Concert at CSI’s Center for the Arts

January 24, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a classical musical performance by Yevgeny Kutik, a dynamic 24-year-old Russian American violinist whose virtuoso performances have drawn worldwide critical acclaim. Along with international prizewinner pianist Timothy Bozarth, this one-night-only event will feature selections from Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Shostakovich, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, Kati Agocs, Maurice Ravel, and Henryk Wieniawski.

CSI Men’s Basketball Alumni Game to Be Held January 29

January 24, 2011 | College of Staten Island

It has been a long time coming, but the College of Staten Island Men’s Basketball program will be holding its Inaugural Men’s Basketball Alumni Game on Saturday, January 29, at 11:00am at the Sports and Recreation Center. Designed to welcome back alumni who played for CSI both when it was a two- and four-year institution, the event will be used as a fund- and friend-raiser for the program, with all proceeds generated supporting the program in the name of late Assistant Coach Matty White.

CSI MEN’S BASKETBALL ALUMNI GAME SET

January 20, 2011 | College of Staten Island


It has been a long time coming, but the College of Staten Island men’s basketball program will be holding its Inaugural Men’s Basketball Alumni Game on Saturday, January 29, at 11am at the Sports & Recreation Center.  Designed to welcome back alumni that played for CSI both when it was a two and four-year institution, the event will be used as a fund and friend-raiser for the program with all proceeds generated supporting the program in the name of late assistant coach Matty White.
CSI alum Craig Sleap, a member of the basketball program from 1996-2000 while doubling on the baseball team crafted the idea to host the inaugural event along with CSI Head Coach Tony Petosa. 
“Craig and I spoke a few times about an alumni game, and when Matty passed away, a collection of alumni really wanted to do something fitting in his honor,” explained Petosa.  “I think this alumni game is a great way of preserving his memory.  Having a group that he admired and that looked up to him assembled in one place to celebrate what once brought them together is overwhelming.  We are very excited about it.”
Approximately 40-50 former alumni have already committed to participate, as CSI sent invitations to hundreds of former alums collected from databases kept by the CSI Alumni Relations Office.  Associate Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Lynch was excited at the concept from the start.
“The inaugural Men’s Basketball Alumni Game will recognize the legacy of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Matty White.

Recyclemania at CSI

January 20, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Recyclemania is a friendly competition among college campuses to reduce greenhouse gases through increased recycling.

Technology-Enhanced Learning: New Solutions to Old Challenges

January 19, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Professors at the College of Staten Island are leaders in their fields. One way to further their research and solidify this position is through the publication of new text books dedicated to helping teachers approach old issues with new teaching solutions.

[video] Award-Winning Professor Joins Shanghai Winter Session Lineup

January 18, 2011 | College of Staten Island

CSI’s Center for International Service has been sending students to China as part of their study abroad program for a number of years, but this Winter Session marks the first time that a CSI professor has traveled to China to teach one of her courses in the program.

Slim down and win new borough-wide weight-loss contest; may make you $1,000 richer

January 17, 2011 | College of Staten Island

SILive.com – A borough-wide health initiative and weight-loss contest is picking up steam, even though it won’t officially launch for another two weeks. Staten Island Slim Down, has attracted nearly 100 participants who heard about the free 10-week-program mostly by word-of-mouth.

CSI’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to Be Performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

January 13, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Drama Program at the College of Staten Island has been invited to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region II, at Towson University in Baltimore this weekend. “We have been given the honor of having been invited to bring an entire show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Lee Papa, to be performed in this competition, as well as being invited to bring a scene from this fall’s student production of Machinal, directed by Christine Zahra-DeVito,” noted Maurya Wickstrom, Associate Professor with CSI’s Performing and Creative Arts Department and Chair of the Drama Program.