College of Staten Island

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.

Staten Island Before the Bridge: Advance columnist Jay Price discusses Thanksgiving 1959

October 13, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Friends of the College of Staten Island cordially invite the Staten Island community to attend their Fall Literary Brunch featuring Jay Price, former Staten Island Advance sportswriter and columnist, who will discuss his book Thanksgiving 1959 on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the CSI Campus Center.

College Community to Mobilize to Combat Diabetes

October 12, 2010 | College of Staten Island

In their ongoing mission to serve the community, students, faculty, staff, and administration at the College of Staten Island will, once again, participate in the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, October 24 at 8:30am. The JDRF Walk draws people in the Staten Island community together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money to help find a cure for diabetes.

Anyone from the College of Staten Island is welcome to create a team, and all are encouraged to participate.

CSI Students Attend UN-Sponsored Conference in Australia

October 7, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Two CSI students, Kyle Jeremiah and Qimei Luo, recently attended the 63rd United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, thanks to support from CUNY’s Office of Student Affairs and CSI’s Center for International Service. The theme of the conference was “Advance Global Health, Achieve the Millennium Development Goals,” and the annual event was co-sponsored by the UN Department of Public Information, the Australian Government, and the worldwide NGO community.

Two Student Teachers Return from Galapagos

October 6, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Alvin Hillary and Deja Latrese Mullings, two students enrolled in CSI’s Teacher Education Honors Academy (TEHA), spent one month this summer student teaching at La Escuela Tomas de Berlanga, a K-12 school situated in the highlands of Santa Cruz, one of the many islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago.

The World of Accounting

October 5, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) Staten Island Chapter recently sponsored The World of Accounting in the Center for the Arts Williamson Theatre at the College of Staten Island. The purpose of this free event was to inform high school students about potential careers as certified public accountants (CPA).

College Admissions and Financial Aid Information Night

October 4, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The CSI Alumni Association hosted a College Admissions and Financial Aid Information Night for alumni, their college-age children, and the local community. According to Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Jennifer Lynch, “President Morales is supportive of new and innovative ways to provide services of value to our extensive alumni base here on Staten Island.

Memorable Evening Had at Second Annual Baseball Alumni Game

October 1, 2010 | College of Staten Island

It felt like a midsummer night as 20 former Dolphin Baseball players turned out for some friendly competition at the second annual Baseball Alumni game at the CSI Baseball Complex. Alumni from teams ranging from 1985 to 2006 put on their gloves and got out their bats to be Dolphins baseball players for one more night, as alumni from the odd-numbered years defeated the even-numbered-year squad 3 to 2.

Memorable Evening Had at Second Annual Baseball Alumni Game

October 1, 2010 | College of Staten Island

It felt like a midsummer night as 20 former Dolphin Baseball players turned out for some friendly competition at the second annual Baseball Alumni game at the CSI Baseball Complex. Alumni from teams ranging from 1985 to 2006 put on their gloves and got out their bats to be Dolphins baseball players for one more night, as alumni from the odd-numbered years defeated the even-numbered-year squad 3 to 2.

CSI Launches New Italian Studies Major

September 30, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) has launched a new Bachelor of Arts degree program in Italian Studies. The new undergraduate program was created to address the needs of the students and the Staten Island community. The degree has two distinct tracks: Italian Studies and a second track that includes NY State adolescence education certification.

CSI Launches New Italian Studies Major

September 30, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) has launched a new Bachelor of Arts degree program in Italian Studies. The new undergraduate program was created to address the needs of the students and the Staten Island community. The degree has two distinct tracks: Italian Studies and a second track that includes NY State adolescence education certification.

[video] CSI Supports SIEDC Health and Wellness Expo

September 29, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island mobilized its staff, students, faculty, and its President in support of the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Health and Wellness Expo, which took place yesterday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Under the theme, “Plan to Be Healthy,” the Expo featured classes and seminars on healthy eating, the latest exercise regimens, men’s and women’s health issues, living fully with disabilities, and other opportunities for increasing one’s well-being and health.