College of Staten Island

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 – 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.

U.S. International Trade Commission Invites CSI Professor for Talk on Counterfeit Goods

January 12, 2011 | College of Staten Island

CSI Professor Alan Zimmerman was invited to speak before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) last month to discuss the economic impact of the sale of counterfeit goods in China. In his talk entitled “Protecting International Property Rights: The Special Case of China,”  Zimmerman focused on how the counterfeit market in China adversely affects sales of genuine goods in the U.S.

[video] Student Opinion Poll Topic of Student Government President’s Address at Celestial Ball

January 11, 2011 | College of Staten Island

CSI Student Government President Jolanta Smulski, a senior majoring in International Business, recently addressed attendees at the second annual Celestial Ball at the Richmond Country Country Club. As she discussed a recent poll regarding student opinions on their CSI experience, Smulski pointed out that although some students felt that there was need for improvement in some areas, most students agreed that CSI “is a diverse environment with a lot of potential for success.


January 11, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) has bestowed its 2011 3rd Annual Emerging Athletic Administrator Award to David Pizzuto, CSI’s Associate Athletic Director and Sports Information Director. The award, the only of its kind given nationally each year, is bestowed upon a professional with seven or less years of upper athletics administrative experience recognized as a trailblazer among young professionals with a promising future in upper athletics administration.

[video] Business Mgmt Major Emphasizes How Scholarships Help Bottom Line

January 10, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Megan Ernst, a CSI freshman majoring in Business Management, had an opportunity to address the attendees at the second annual Celestial Ball, last month. Ernst, a recipient of the CSI Foundation and John & Filomena Merlino scholarships, emphasized the important role that these funds play in the lives of students who do not have the financial resources to remain in college without them.

Fire Commissioner Cassano Appoints Abdo Nahmod Chief of FDNY’s EMS

January 10, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano announced yesterday that Abdo Nahmod, a 25-year veteran of the Department, has been appointed Chief of FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service Command effective yesterday. “Chief Nahmod has shown tremendous dedication to this Department and to the people of New York City throughout a long and distinguished career,” Commissioner Cassano said.

[video] Cassano Honors Members of the FDNY at Celestial Ball

January 6, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Salvatore Cassano, the Fire Commissioner of the City of New York, was one of three honorees to receive a President’s Medal, last month, at the CSI Celestial Ball, held at the Richmond County Country Club. Commissioner Cassano began his remarks by stating that he “was extremely flattered…that such a great institution would think that I was worthy to be honored.”In fact, three of his children have ties to CSI, as two are graduates who are now teachers and another son is currently enrolled at the College and a member of the Men’s Baseball team that claimed the CUNYAC Championship last spring.

[video] Morris Honors Her Family’s Example, Accepts President’s Medal at Celestial Ball

January 5, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Dolores Morris, former Vice President of the HBO Family Channel, was a recipient of the President’s Medal, recently, at the CSI Celestial Ball, held at the Richmond County Country Club. After Ms. Morris accepted her award “on behalf of my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, upon whose shoulders I stand, and have always stood,” she told the harrowing story of her grandfather, William Morris.

[video] Dr. Naider accepts President’s Medal at Celestial Ball

January 4, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Fred Naider, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CSI, and Member of the Doctoral Faculty at The Graduate Center/CUNY, highlighted student achievements and the importance of scholarships during his acceptance speech of the President’s Medal at the second annual Celestial Ball.

CSI Student Service Learning Marketing Research Projects Provide Valuable Insights

January 3, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Four teams of upper-class marketing research students presented the results of their semester’s marketing research projects to representatives of the Sundog Theatre, Richmond County Orchestra, Riverside Opera Company, and the Little Cupcake Bakeshop recently at the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts.

Step Up Speak Out Family Summit

December 22, 2010 | College of Staten Island

CSI presents the Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Step Up Speak Out Family Summit on Saturday, January 15, 2011.

Business Innovation Club Inaugural Meeting

December 21, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Business Innovation Club held its inaugural meeting recently with a holiday networking event. The club was conceived by students majoring in Business to provide an opportunity to unite the diverse concentrations of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and International Business around common areas of interest such as developing networking skills, innovative ways to be noticed by potential employers, and networking with fellow students.

CSI Shares, CSI Cares

December 20, 2010 | College of Staten Island

In these difficult economic times, contributions to The CUNY Campaign for Charitable Giving are needed now more than ever. The CUNY Campaign provides desperately needed assistance for the homeless, home-bound senior citizens, teens who are struggling to complete high school, and others who are facing economic and social challenges.

Vietnamese Ministry of Education Delegates Visit CSI

December 14, 2010 | College of Staten Island

A thirty-eight member delegation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Education visited the College of Staten Island campus as a part of their ongoing effort to promote major reform in their nation’s Higher education program. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. The December 7 visit of the heads of Vietnamese Universities comprised the fourth such group to visit CSI in the last two years, sponsored by the National Institute of International Management in Vietnam.  They  were welcomed by a CSI delegation organized by the Center for International Service.  They were then led on a tour of the campus and the Interdisciplinary High Performance Computing Center followed by a talk by Dr.

Dragon Set to Devour Moon in Total Lunar Eclipse

December 13, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The full moon will enter the shadow of the Earth on the evening of Monday December 20 into Tuesday December 21 leading to a total lunar eclipse. Centuries ago, such an event was thought to be caused by a dragon eating the moon.

Teacher Education Honors Academy is Gold Standard

December 13, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Teacher Education Honors Academy (TEHA) is one of the flagship programs at the College of Staten Island. This exceptional program is quickly becoming one of the marquee education programs in New York City.   Labeled the “Gold Standard” by local high school principals, Dr.

Celestial Ball Raises $600K for Scholarships

December 8, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Second Annual CSI Celestial Ball, held at the Richmond County Country Club on December 4, was another huge success, raising over $600,000 for student scholarships and support. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery and make an online gift. The event was attended by an enthusiastic group of over 220 people, including community leaders and business people, honorees and their family members and friends, and members of the CSI community, including CSI students.