Christopher Bitetto is graduating from The Verrazano School Honors Program as a Communications major with a concentration in Media Studies. Upon matriculating to CSI after graduating fifth in his class at Susan Wagner High School, Christopher set out to accomplish two goals during his career at CSI: To maintain a 4.0 GPA and to become the Sports Director at WSIA so he could broadcast all of CSI’s basketball and baseball games, and host a weekly sports talk show.
On a basic level, Christina Terracino’s coming of age story can be related to that of Jane Eyre. Charlotte Brontë’s classic journey of maturation, self-discovery, and increasing confidence almost mirrors that of Ms. Terracino’s, who, being a young woman who has always resided in her hometown, feels great pride in the powerful and independent growth she has shown during her tenure with The Verrazano School Honors Program at CSI.
The Verrazano School Honors Program at CSI, home to the College’s co-valedictorians and salutatorian this Commencement year, celebrated its largest graduating class to date at the Verrazano Senior Convocation in the Center for the Arts on Friday, May 17. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery>There are 56 graduates in the Verrazano Class of 2013, the program’s fourth graduating class, representing 20 different majors. The evening featured remarks by Professor Charles Liu, Director of The Verrazano School, as well as Provost Fred Naider and Associate Provost Deborah Vess.
The 2013 Class Gift Committee seeks to endow The Class of 2013 Legacy Scholarship, an endowed scholarship that will remain in perpetuity, long after the graduates leave campus in celebration of the College’s 37th Annual Commencement ceremony. It’s an ambitious goal that requires raising $25,000, and is a unique opportunity to leave a legacy by giving back to the next generation of CSI undergraduates.
Dr. Sebastien Poget was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant totaling $1.18 million—the highest total ever for a CAREER proposal from the College of Staten island—for his work studying ion channels, very important components of our nervous systems that allow the flow of electricity in our bodies.
The College of Staten Island held its second annual induction ceremony for the Business Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta, on May 2. The gathering of more than 100 students, family, faculty, alumni, and College leaders celebrated the success of this year’s inductees and reflected on the fine example that they set for the College. In total, over 50 undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members were inducted into the College’s chapter.
The Second Annual CSI’s Got Talent competition and showcase brought out the best of the College’s performers for a nearly sold-out event in the Williamson Theatre of the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts (CFA). Prior to the performance, the backstage and hallways of the CFA were buzzing with the sounds and sights of the evening’s 12 contestants.
The College of Staten Island men’s baseball team is back atop the City University of New York Athletic Conference, and the Dolphins did it the hard way on Friday night. CSI was tripped up by No. 2 seeded Baruch College in 11 innings, 6-5, before taking a 1-0 win in a winner-take-all scenario at MCU Ballpark in Brooklyn, New York as part of the CUNYAC’s double-elimination postseason tournament.
The Math for Early Childhood Symposium was held, May 9 2013, at the College of Staten Island. It culminated the week long Mathematics Connections Conference, sponsored by the College’s Education Department. The symposium and conference were initiated by Dr. Judit Kerekes chairperson, Department of Education/ Mathematics.
The 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), sponsored by the College of Staten Island, was recently held for the first time in New York City, at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. The symposium—the premier international academic conference geared toward linguistics in the Romance languages—was organized by CSI Professor of English Dr.
Staten Island Tech Junior Fatmira (Mia) Curovic won first place at this year’s New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) thanks to the help of her mentor, Dr. Sarah Berger, Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island.
The College of Staten Island women’s softball team is back on top, getting past No. 4 seeded Hunter College in a thrilling game to lay claim to their 15th CUNYAC Women’s Softball Postseason Championship earlier this afternoon at the CSI Softball Complex.
The College of Staten Island showcased the rich and diverse talents of its students at the 12th Annual Undergraduate Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Performance, held in the Center for the Arts. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. With an emphasis on collaboration between students and talented and dedicated faculty mentors, the Conference featured 96 research posters, seven oral presentations, and six panel discussions, as well as performances from 83 Music and Dance students, and works by 33 students of the Visual Arts.
CSI Professor of Cinema Studies Dr. David Gerstner and Associate Professor of Media Culture Dr. Cynthia Chris recently co-edited a book entitled, Media Authorship (Routledge, 2012). The book, compiled from an impressive list of several essays written by experts in the field focuses on the problems that forms of new media have caused with our ideas of authorship and how those ideas have been steadily shifting over the past few years.
The College of Staten Island men’s baseball squad had their longest winning streak in 20 years halted at 12 games, falling to visiting Drew University tonight, 3-1, as part of the 10th Annual Grace Hillery Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the Tomas D.
The College of Staten Island’s Intramural & Recreation Program concluded their spring 2013 3-on-3 Basketball double-elimination tournament yesterday afternoon at the Sports & Recreation Center. The “96 Bulls” as they were named, took home the championship with a stellar performance winning four straight games in the final rounds to pull out the victory.
Monica Sibri and Monica Garay participated in The City University of New York’s 2013 Model New York State Senate Session Project and soon found themselves debating bills on the floor of the New York State Senate chamber in Albany. CUNY’s intensive seminars in the New York State government, leadership, and the legislative process provided the knowledge base necessary for these outstanding College of Staten Island students to vigorously debate the rise in the minimum wage at the 26th Annual Somos El Futuro Spring 2013 Conference, part of the the Legislative Conference of the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force late last month.
The College of Staten Island welcomed its first-ever Alumni Fellow, Dr. Jerod Loeb ‘71, to campus in a day that capped off with a lecture by Dr. Loeb on the state of healthcare in the U.S. Dr. Loeb is Executive Vice President of The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.
Former College of Staten Island President Dr. Tomás D. Morales returned to the CSI campus for a special ceremony to dedicate the campus baseball field as the Tomás D. Morales Baseball Field. Following the ceremony, Morales threw out the first pitch at the CSI Dolphins vs CCNY Beavers baseball game. An avid New York and Staten Island Yankees fan, Dr.
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