College of Staten Island

CSI Organizes Food Collection Drive at Local Shopping Centers

February 17, 2010 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island faculty, staff, and students will be hosting a food collection drive at local shopping centers for the Project Hospitality Food Pantry on Staten Island this Saturday, February 20, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. As people walk into the supermarkets, they will be handed a flier by a volunteer that will describe the […]

CSI Professor Is up for an Oscar: Ming Xia served as translator and guide for documentary about the 2008 Chinese earthquake

February 10, 2010 | College of Staten Island

SI Live – Ming Xia, a political science professor at the College of Staten Island, still remembers his feelings while visiting his home town in the rural Sichuan Province of China after the 2008 earthquake that killed 70,000 people, including 10,000 children, for a documentary. “It was heartbreaking seeing all the devastation,” said Xia, who’s […]

CSI Professor Is up for an Oscar: Ming Xia served as translator and guide for documentary about the 2008 Chinese earthquake

February 10, 2010 | College of Staten Island

SI Live – Ming Xia, a political science professor at the College of Staten Island, still remembers his feelings while visiting his home town in the rural Sichuan Province of China after the 2008 earthquake that killed 70,000 people, including 10,000 children, for a documentary.

Campus Events Celebrate Black History Month

February 9, 2010 | College of Staten Island

From lectures to films to concerts, the College of Staten Island is celebrating Black History Month during February. Commenting on the events, CSI Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Jerald Jones-Woolfolk said, “The College of Staten Island has planned a wide array of educational and entertaining programs to celebrate the contributions made by African American […]

CSI Is Flu-Ready

February 9, 2010 | College of Staten Island

It’s a new semester at CSI, but, unfortunately, it’s still cold and flu season, including the possibility of an outbreak of H1N1 virus, better known as Swine Flu. However, members of the College community can rest assured that College officials are on the case to prevent widespread illness on campus, and have been since last […]

President Morales Hosts Legislative Breakfast

February 5, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Area legislators and their representatives were updated on the state of the College of Staten Island, its future plans, and the CUNY budget last week at a breakfast hosted by CSI President Dr. Tomás Morales. Underscoring the fact that CSI “is one of the very few institutions in American higher education that enjoys an extraordinary […]

President Morales Hosts Legislative Breakfast

February 5, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Area legislators and their representatives were updated on the state of the College of Staten Island, its future plans, and the CUNY budget last week at a breakfast hosted by CSI President Dr. Tomás Morales.

Underscoring the fact that CSI “is one of the very few institutions in American higher education that enjoys an extraordinary level of support from both sides of the aisle from our city, state, and federal legislators,” Morales began the meeting, which included a PowerPoint presentation that not only provided news of the College’s latest achievements, such as a steady increase in enrollment, a 48% increase in the number of entering baccalaureate students over the past three years, and a doubled enrollment in the prestigious Macaulay Honors College, but a look ahead at CSI’s Master Plan.

“A Little Love on Campus” Valentine Fundraiser Being Held for the People of Haiti

February 4, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Members of the student organization, Organization of Unique Individuals (OUI Club), spent part of their winter break emailing and phoning each other in an effort to organize an event on campus to help the people of Haiti after their devastating earthquake. An emergency meeting of the organization’s officers was convened, where the concept of spreading […]

Academy of Retired Professors Makes Strides at Latest Reunion

February 2, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Members of the CSI Academy of Retired Professors (ARP) gathered in the Campus Center Park Café to chart the course of the organization, and find ways of growing its membership. The overall atmosphere of the meeting was warm and responsive. After attendees provided some biographical information about themselves, including the years that they were hired […]

Students Mobilize to Help the Homeless

January 29, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Braving the cold January weather, 41 CSI students joined a total of 91 volunteers from around the Borough early last Tuesday morning to bring aid to homeless and unsheltered individuals on the Island, while also taking a census to give the New York City Department of Homeless Services an idea of the extent of homelessness […]

CSI Hillel Returns to Gulf Coast

January 25, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Hillel joined, for the second year, the growing community of over 3,100 Hillel students who have helped rebuild Mississippi and Louisiana since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the area in 2005.

Hillel’s Alternative Break in LA: Working with City Year to Make the World Better for Children in Poverty

January 22, 2010 | College of Staten Island

This past winter break, student members of Hillel at the College of Staten Island and other service-minded students from six universities around the country were part of the solution for underprivileged children in the greater Los Angeles area.

New Nurses Honored at Pinning Ceremony

January 21, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) honored its January 2009 Associate of Applied Science Nursing graduates last week in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, as a diverse group of 32 graduate nurses received their CSI Nursing Pins and took the International Council of Nurses Pledge during the traditional Nightingale lamp ceremony. The student […]

CSI Annual Fund Phonathon Connects with Alumni Support

January 19, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Last fall’s phonathon, on behalf of the College’s Annual Fund in an effort to raise much-needed dollars to assist our students with scholarships and research stipends, to support new library acquisitions, and much more, was a success. Student, staff, and alumni callers* took to the phones, over ten evenings, to reach out to alumni for […]

CSI Annual Fund Phonathon Connects with Alumni Support

January 19, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Last fall’s phonathon, on behalf of the College’s Annual Fund in an effort to raise much-needed dollars to assist our students with scholarships and research stipends, to support new library acquisitions, and much more, was a success. Student, staff, and alumni callers* took to the phones, over ten evenings, to reach out to alumni for their support this academic year, and our alumni heeded the call, pledging over $20,000.

Setting a Positive Example, Affecting the Future

January 13, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Prior to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, CSI alumni Linda and Keith Manfredi were dedicating their professional lives to children—Linda as a teacher, and eventually the principal of PS 29 on Staten Island who trains and often hires CSI Education majors, and Keith as the President of Educational Performance Tours, a company that […]

CSI Becomes a Clean Air Champion

January 12, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island recently announced that it has signed on to be the latest Champion of the New York State Department of Transportation’s Clean Air NY initiative. Clean Air NY is a dynamic collaboration of organizations and individuals in the New York metro area who are taking action to improve air quality and […]

CSI Becomes a Clean Air Champion

January 12, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island recently announced that it has signed on to be the latest Champion of the New York State Department of Transportation’s Clean Air NY initiative. Clean Air NY is a dynamic collaboration of organizations and individuals in the New York metro area who are taking action to improve air quality and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, which the EPA recently deemed a threat to public health and welfare.

CSI Alumnus Establishes $25K Scholarship Endowment, Employs Alumni

January 8, 2010 | College of Staten Island

CSI alumnus and Treasurer of the CSI Foundation Board Richard Prinzi, Jr. CPA, of the accounting firm Prinzi & Tapinis, LLC, has recently announced the creation of a $25,000 scholarship endowment to help CSI students who are pursuing their Certified Public Accountant certification. Originally, a four-year program, CPA certification now requires five years. “It’s a […]

Engineering Department Receives $25K Con Edison Endowment

January 6, 2010 | College of Staten Island

An endowed Engineering scholarship in the amount of $25,000 has been established by Con Edison at the College of Staten Island. The Con Edison Scholarship Endowment is open to CSI students who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and who are United States citizens, have achieved and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point […]