Highlighting one of the many ways our campus community has banded together in a spirit of support and healing as we all regroup after the devastation that Superstorm Sandy has wrought, CSI Associate Professor of History Susan Smith-Peter—also an avid photographer—is using proceeds from her photography exhibit on display at the Dessert Plate in Somerville, NJ to help benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
College of Staten Island English major Dakota Dawkins cut the ribbon on the College’s new residential village, with the pride of winning the naming competition for the College’s first new construction project since the opening of the Willowbrook campus in 1993.
The College of Staten Island Intramural Program wrapped up its first 3-on-3 basketball tournament of the 2012-13 academic year, earlier this afternoon. The number five seeded “Sharks”, as they were named, were crowned the CSI Intramural 3-on-3 basketball champions for the Fall 2012 semester.
David Rodberg, a CSI sophomore who is a Cinema Studies major, has won First-Place honors in the CUNY Student Photo Challenge for November. Rodberg snapped the photo, entitled, “Reflections of the Storm,” after Superstorm Sandy roared through the area, capturing the reflection of a church in his neighborhood in the flood waters that the storm left behind.
For the month of November, College of Staten Island’s Women’s Basketball standout Olivia Tierno has been named the CUNYAC/Modell’s Scholar Athlete of the Month. The senior, a forward on the basketball team, is a role model for all student-athletes. A psychology major boasting a 3.92 GPA with the college’s Verrazano School Honors Program, Tierno is the CSI SAAC President, a Student-Athlete Representative on the CSI’s Hall of Fame Committee and a member of the CSI Intramurals Council.
Frederick Kaufman sets out to discover the connection between the global food system and why the food on our tables is getting less healthy and less delicious, even as the world’s biggest food companies and food scientists say things are better than ever, in his recent book Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, published in October 2012 by Wiley.
The English Language Institute (ELI) at the College of Staten Island celebrated its fall semester Culture Day event recently in the Campus Center’s Green Dolphin Lounge. The CLUE-certified Culture Day event is meant as a celebration of the students who spent the semester learning English with the ELI as well sharing in their diverse cultural heritages.
A seven-student team from CSI has garnered second-place honors in the Little Fe track of the SC12 international student computer cluster competition in Salt Lake City, UT. View photos online: http://csitoday.com/?p=430680 Team leader Dr. Michael Kress, who is also CSI Vice President for Technology Systems, commented, “The team’s months of preparation provided them with the expertise [...]
When Superstorm Sandy ravaged the eastern shore of Staten Island, CSI alumna and graduate student Mary Beth Melendez and her classmates were onsite almost immediately providing hot food, warm conversation, and open hearts to those families in the most devastated areas. Watch her segment on Anderson Cooper 360. This past Saturday, staffers from Anderson Live joined Mary Beth and her guide dog Trixie, along with more than 20 volunteers from the College of Staten Island, at the recently opened All Hands volunteer coordination center at the Robert DeFalco Realty building at 1676 Hylan Boulevard, to deliver turkey meals to neighbors in need. The food, donated by Harry and David to Anderson Cooper, was gifted to Mary Beth for distribution.
The College of Staten Island recently honored its highest-achieving students at this year’s Dean’s List Recognition Ceremony, held in the Center for the Arts (CFA) Concert Hall. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. After welcoming remarks from CSI Vice President for Student Affairs Dr.
An enthusiastic audience gathered in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall for this year’s Convocation, an annual tradition at the College of Staten Island, where the campus community learns about the institution’s many advancements and successes, and also honors faculty and staff members who are celebrating milestone anniversaries.
View the CSI Today Photo Gallery.
View the Convocation Accomplishments 2012 publication on the President’s Office online bookshelf.
This year’s Convocation was more noteworthy than usual, as new Interim President Dr.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the damaging impact on our community, a collection of student-athletes at the College of Staten Island have been a major part of the relief effort. CSI’s Victoria Donegan (women’s soccer) and Jessica Pifalo (women’s swimming) are just two of many faces in the community serving as activists for the efforts, and ambassadors of CSI athletics at the sites since Day One, and their story is chronicled today by NCAA News reporter Brian Hendrickson on www.ncaa.org.
In recognition of the ongoing disruption in public transportation and the shortage of fuel in the NYC metropolitan area, the College of Staten Island urges all students, faculty, and staff to register for the CSI RideShare program to conserve resources and ease commuting stress to campus.
Please note the following important updates and contact information. —Classes resume Friday, November 2, 2012. The College will be operating on a Friday schedule. —The CSI Ferry Shuttle and Loop Buses will begin operating on their normal Friday schedule on November 2, 2012.
CSI Professor Hildegard Hoeller’s new book, From Gift to Commodity: Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction, has been published by University of New Hampshire Press as a part of its Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies series. In this rich interdisciplinary study, Hildegard Hoeller argues that 19th-century American culture was driven by and deeply occupied with the tension between gift and market exchange.
The College of Staten Island recently hosted its seventh annual “Take Back the Night” event, raising awareness about the continuing problem of violence and abuse against women and all gender-related violence, on Tuesday, October 16 in the CSI Campus Center Green Dolphin Lounge.
The Mammoth Follies lures audiences with a charming rendition of a pre-historic musical.
With the recent protests around Wall Street drawing attention to the rise of economic inequality in the United States, College of Staten Island Assistant Professor of Sociology Thomas Volscho has recently published an article in the American Sociological Review that aims to explain the rapid 30-year rise of the super-rich.
The College of Staten Island is proud to announce its partnership with CleanEdison to offer clean technology training in BPI, LEED, and Solar as preparation for professional certification exams this fall. CleanEdison will offer all CSI students interested in pursuing a career in the energy auditing, green building, or solar industries. CleanEdison will offerBPI Building Analyst, BPI Multifamily, LEED Green Associate, and Solar PV Installer trainings this fall. “CSI is delighted to partner with CleanEdison in delivering ‘green’ construction technology courses in Staten Island,” said Hugo Kijne, Executive Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development for CSI. “Construction and maintenance of buildings and homes is a large part of the Staten Island economy, and these courses will make the Island a friendlier place from an environmental perspective and help stimulate its economy.” CSI has always prided itself of being a campus that helped produce successful and community-oriented students who gained their knowledge and skills both in the classroom and through indepth field work.
Throughout the month of October, the College of Staten Island will spotlight the successes of the members of the College community with its Second Annual October Recognition Month, featuring an extensive calendar of events. CSI Interim President Dr. William J. Fritz notes, “The College of Staten Island’s Second Annual October Recognition Month is a celebration of the diversity and achievements of our College community.