College of Staten Island

Grad Student Participates in KASF Panel

November 30, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Leo Song, a graduate student studying Physical Therapy at the College of Staten Island, recently participated in a postgraduate and career strategy panel hosted by the Northeastern Chapter of the Korea American Scholarship Foundation. “I felt proud to represent the CUNY Graduate Center/CSI,” Song said.

Education Program Reaccredited until 2017

November 29, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Unit Accreditation Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has approved the continuing accreditation of the College of Staten Island’s Education program.  The reaccreditation process involved examining the standards for the Education program at CSI such as faculty qualifications, unit governance, and field experiences and clinical practices.

Alumni Mentor Students in the Art of the Business Meal

November 23, 2010 | College of Staten Island

In today’s fiercely competitive job market and economy, today’s graduates need every skill they can acquire to get an edge on the competition. Toward that goal, the College’s Career and Scholarship Center and the CSI Alumni Association teamed up last Friday to present “The Business Etiquette Luncheon.”View the CSI Today Photo Gallery.

Nursing Program Reaccredited until 2018

November 22, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) Board of Commissioners has approved the continuing accreditation of the College of Staten Island’s Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in Nursing for the maximum eight-year reaccreditation. The NLNAC reviews programs throughout the country based on a set of national standards specific to nursing programs at a variety of higher education levels.

College Launches Middle States Website

November 18, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island has recently launched its Middle States Reaccreditation 2011-2012 Website, which provides details of the College’s self-study design, process, and planning. Commenting on the Middle States reaccreditation process, CSI President Dr. Tomás D. Morales, says, “As the College’s Chief Executive Officer, I share in the enthusiasm, pride, and dedication that my colleagues across our campus have for this important milestone in the life of our institution.”The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a non-governmental association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through the process of accreditation via peer evaluation.

Business Alumni Reunite at Residence of Dr. Morales

November 17, 2010 | College of Staten Island

An enthusiastic group of nearly 100 Business alumni and faculty gathered at the residence of President Tomás D. and Mrs. Evy Morales last week for a networking evening. Alumni, spanning from the 1970s to our most recent grads, the class of 2010,and representing the fields of accounting, finance, management, international business, and information systems, had the opportunity to catch up with their favorite faculty members and fellow grads.

Funding the Future: Faculty and Staff Giving Circle Inaugurated

November 15, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Last Tuesday, more than 35 members of the College community, who contributed $100 or more over the past two years to the College, were honored during a breakfast that celebrated the inaugural Faculty/Staff Giving Circle, which is chaired by CSI Professor and CSI Foundation Ex-Officio Member Roberta Vogel, PhD.

Tunnel Helps Community to Understand the Pain of Oppression

November 10, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Last week, more than 200 members of the community turned out in record numbers to experience the Tunnel of Oppression. The event, sponsored by the Pluralism and Diversity Program at CSI, is part of “I Am SI,” a Borough-wide effort to combat violence and hatred on Staten Island.

Dr. Morales Receives Education Award from NY Urban League

November 9, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Staten Island Branch of the New York Urban League honored College of Staten Island President Dr. Tomás Morales with its Education Award last Friday at its annual Mills G. Skinner Awards Luncheon. Dr. Morales commented, “I am proud to receive this honor from the New York Urban League and to support the League’s important contributions toward ensuring that all students have the equal opportunity to receive a quality education.”Other honorees included Fran Reali (Health and Social Welfare Award), Betsy Dubovski and Mark Irving (Charles Langere Community Service Award), Serena Brothers-Mohamed (Clarence “Butch” Mangin Award), and Asia Tyi McCleary-Gaddy (Chancellor Richard R.

Technology Fair Highlights the Latest in Gadgets and Services

November 8, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Last week, the Center for the Arts came alive with strange electronic noises, information imparted from vendor tables, and members of the College community eager to learn about the latest in technology at the First Annual Technology Fair. Fair coordinator Doriann Pieve-Hyland said, “Our First Annual Technology Fair was a success.

NIH awards researcher with history of Alzheimer’s in family determined to find a cure

November 4, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Alejandra Alonso, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the College of Staten Island, was recently awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Alzheimer’s Association for the study of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. The grants total approximately $330,000.

Convocation Celebrates Faculty and Staff Contributions, Service

November 3, 2010 | College of Staten Island

There were many accomplishments for CSI President Tomás D. Morales to discuss at this year’s Convocation last week, but the President reminded the nearly 400 people in attendance that none of it would have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the College’s faculty and staff.

Physical Therapy Department Receives Grant from NYC Department of Education

November 1, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Department of Physical Therapy at CSI received the Related Services Scholarship Program Grant from the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to address the acute shortage of physical therapists in the New York City Schools.

Students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Department at the College of Staten Island/CUNY Graduate Center will apply for the scholarship program.

NSF Awards Faculty Member for Moving at the Speed of 40 Gigabits per Second

October 28, 2010 | College of Staten Island

CSI was awarded a $210,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Instrumentation (MRI) program in order to acquire state-of the-art signal generation and detection instruments for an automated, versatile, programmable, experimental platform that will enable cutting-edge research and multidisciplinary engineering training on advanced communication technologies.

Tunnel of Oppression promotes respect and celebrates diversity

October 27, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island presents its fifth annual Tunnel of Oppression on Thursday, November 4 in the Campus Center. The Tunnel of Oppression, part of the “I am SI” initiative, is a multi-sensory experience that is free and open to the public.

CUNY VOTES Targets Voter Apathy among Students

October 26, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The City University of New York has launched the CUNY VOTES initiative, a comprehensive, nonpartisan 23-campus campaign to banish voter apathy among college students—and to set a national example aimed at inspiring the general voting population to get to the polls.

Students, faculty, alumni, and staff from throughout the five-borough CUNY community are gearing up to vote on Tuesday, November 2—and to demonstrate their commitment visibly by wearing their college colors to the polls.

[NY1 video] Congressman Michael McMahon and CSI Call for Equality for Staten Island Vets

October 20, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) participated in a joint press conference with Congressman Michael McMahon (NY-13) this week at the College’s 9/11 Memorial to publicly call for an end to the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) discrepancy between Staten Island and the other four boroughs of New York City.

CSI Professor Honored at NAACP Fundraiser

October 19, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Staten Island branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) honored CSI’s Charles C. Thomas, Associate Professor of Performing and Creative Arts, at its 23rd Annual William A. Morris Humanitarian Awards at its Freedom Fund Luncheon recently at LiGreci’s Staaten.

CSI to Host Second Annual "Celestial Ball" in Support of Student Scholarships

October 18, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island will host its second annual scholarship gala, the “CSI Celestial Ball: Reaching for the Stars,” on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Richmond County Country Club. The reception begins at 6:30pm. This year’s honorees are Salvatore J.

CSI Fall Fest Raises $20K for Breast Cancer Research

October 15, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Pink was the dominant color on CSI’s Great Lawn on Saturday, October 2 as 10,000 people excitedly flocked to the College of Staten Island to participate in CSI’s Third Annual Greener Fall Festival.

View the CSI Today Photo Gallery.

The festival ran from 11:00am to 4:00pm and admission was free, although donations of $5 per person or $10 per family were suggested.