College of Staten Island

College Community to Celebrate 35th Annual Commencement

May 23, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island will recognize the Class of 2011’s  2,534 degree candidates on Thursday, June 2 at 10:00am on the College’s Great Lawn. View detailed information for graduates. Commencement will begin with welcoming remarks from College President Dr. Tomás D.

CSI Recognized as International Leader in Higher Ed

May 19, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) recently held its inaugural induction ceremony of students, faculty, and staff into the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. View the Slideshow or visit the CSI Today Photo Gallery. The Eta Lambda Chapter at CSI inducted several scholars from all walks of life, but the tie that binds them together is their dedication to spreading their knowledge and experience across the globe, eliminating cultural and geographic borders.

CE Students Honored at Prestigious Writing Awards Ceremony

May 18, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Two students from the College of Staten Island’s Adult Literacy program were honored at a writing awards ceremony at NYU earlier this month. Caterina Gambino, an Adult Learning Center student in the CSI Continuing Education ESOL Program’s High Intermediate-Level 5/6 class was selected for publication in the Literacy Review, Volume 9, sponsored by New York University’s Gallatin Writing Division.

Zanade Mann Wins Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award

May 17, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Zanade Mann, a College of Staten Island Psychology major, has won the 2011 Staten Island Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award. Soroptimist, which means “the best for women,” is an international service organization for professional business and executive women. The organization is involved in creating UN policy, has a strong international lobbying constituency, and locally assists girls and women create their goals and dreams.

Matthew Solomon Wins Best Moving Image Book Award

May 16, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Matthew Solomon, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island (CSI), has recently won the prestigious Best Moving Image Book Award from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation at the Sony World Photography Awards in London for his book, Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century (University of Illinois Press). “It was great to have film director Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) and Sir Christopher Frayling (former chair of the UK Arts Council) present me with the award and tell me just how much they liked the book,” Solomon said after returning from London.

Children of Faculty and Staff Enjoy a Day at CSI

May 12, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Although the weather was humid and rainy outside, the kids of faculty and staff at the College of Staten Island (CSI) recently had another opportunity to enjoy a day of fun and inspiring events inside during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Michal Kruk Named a Top 100 Chemist

May 10, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have declared that 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry. One of the many special events being held this year is the publication of the Top 100 Chemists, 2000-2010, Special Report on High-Impact Chemists by Thomson Reuters.

CSI Softball Back on Top with CUNYAC Championship

May 9, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Women’s Softball team won their 14th CUNYAC Softball Championship last Saturday, defeating No. 2 seeded Baruch College, 3-0, as part of the second day of competition of the 2011 CUNYAC/Pepsi Postseason Softball Championship double-elimination tournament held this afternoon at the CSI Softball Complex.

CSI’s Small Business Development Center Expands to Brooklyn

May 9, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Satellite Office serves communities of Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker HeightsOne of Staten Island’ premier resources for cost-free business guidance has expanded into Brooklyn. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of Staten Island launched its first satellite office on May 2 in the Brooklyn community of Bay Ridge.

Honors Student Brian Kateman Living His Life to Fullest

May 6, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Staten Island Advance – Brian Kateman found nirvana. And he’s still searching for more. He’s snorkeled with sea lions, relaxed on serene beaches and slept under the stars while aboard a luxury yacht, spoke Spanish and danced with the locals, and dined on Latin American cuisine.

CSI Baseball Wins CUNYAC Championship Again

May 4, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Men’s Baseball squad captured its 15th CUNYAC Postseason Championship last night, winning a thrilling, 1-0, 10-inning affair against No. 2 seeded Baruch College in the one-game, winner-take-all Final held at MCU Ballpark in Brooklyn, NY. The top-seeded Dolphins (23-16) were powered by a complete-game, three-hit shutout performance from sophomore Richard Anderson, who dueled Baruch’s (16-19) Jesus Izarra in one of the CUNY’s finest finals in the 29-year history of the tournament.

Advertising Professional Meets with Business Students

May 3, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Marketing Association at CSI recently treated more than 100 business students to an event featuring Nathan Smith, who has worked for Young & Rubicam and Deutsch Inc. advertising companies. The event was attended by over 100 students. Smith not only discussed his experience in advertising but also his journey through college and how he arrived where he is today.

New Dean of Science and Technology – Dr. Alex Chigogidze

April 22, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. William J. Fritz, is pleased to report the appointment of Dr. Alex Chigogidze as the Dean of Science and Technology at the College of Staten Island, effective Friday, July 1, 2011.

Accounting and Business Students Get a Visit from the IRS

April 21, 2011 | College of Staten Island

CSI’s Accounting and Business Innovation clubs recently came together to hold an event titled “Meet an IRS Agent.”  This event, the third of its kind, combined two seemingly unrelated issues in today’s business world: job interviews and IRS interrogations. On paper, it would seem that these issues were unrelated but Joe Petrucelli, accounting adjunct at CSI and head of both clubs, thinks otherwise.

“Clothes the Deal” Helps Students Dress for Success

April 21, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Career and Scholarship Center  recently hosted “Clothes the Deal: Your Fashion Runway to Success.”  The event, held in the Center for the Arts Atrium, involved both students and faculty “dressing for success.”The fashion show, coordinated by Chris Carbone and Cheryl Barzey of the Career and Scholarship Center, demonstrated for students how they should dress for that all-important job interview or first job.

Second Annual Relay For Life Will Raise Funds to Combat Cancer

April 18, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Office of Student Life, Division of Student Affairs at the College of Staten Island (CSI) is looking for volunteers in the fight against cancer at the Second Annual Relay For Life. The fundraising event, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will take place at the College’s Track and Field by parking lot 6 on Friday, May 6.

Another Successful “Savor the Flavors” Serves Up Scholarship Support

April 14, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Approximately 200 hungry attendees recently enjoyed the signature dishes of some of the finest Island restaurants at the Second Annual “Savor the Flavors” event in the Center for the Arts Atrium on the campus of the College of Staten Island (CSI).

Presidents Morales and Smulski Engage Students at First-Ever Presidents’ Forum

April 13, 2011 | College of Staten Island

In the spirit of continuing administrative openness and transparency at the College of Staten Island (CSI), as well as collaboration between students and administrators, College President Dr. Tomas D. Morales and Student Government President Jolanta Smulski fielded questions from students side-by-side at CSI’s first-ever Presidents’ Forum recently.

CSI Alumni Network in Manhattan

April 12, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The CSI Alumni Association (CSIAA) gave College alumni the opportunity to mix and mingle recently at its annual Manhattan Networking Party at The Ketch restaurant. Attendees enjoyed a buffet and open bar while catching up with old friends and forging new connections.

Working Women Mentor CSI Students at Networking Event

April 12, 2011 | College of Staten Island

In honor of Women’s History Month, CSI’s Career and Scholarship Center, in conjunction with the Women’s Leadership Council and several independent professional women, recently held a networking event for CSI students at the Park Café. The event, entitled “Working Women,” included over 20 female professionals living on Staten Island. In all, 48 students attended.