STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — A sea of pink descended upon the College of Staten Island Saturday morning for the third-annual walk-a-thon to help support breast cancer research. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery>The school’s Center for Environmental Science organized the event to also benefit its Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative — a program that studies the environments effect on a person’s health.
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — No longer a “commuter-school” where students simply take classes and leave campus, the College of Staten Island (CSI) now houses an international community due to new dorms at the Willowbrook campus. “The new residence halls are at 97 percent capacity, with well over 400 students,” said William J.
The Center for Student Accessibility (CSA), in conjunction with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Computer Science, embarks upon its second semester this month with a new program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and other disabilities. The initiative, funded by the FAR Fund, is called Project REACH.
As part of an ongoing commitment to bringing the College of Staten Island family closer together, Dr. William J. Fritz launches his inaugural video greeting series for the Fall 2013 semester. In this inaugural update, Dr. Fritz speaks about the many accolades and accomplishments the College has celebrated, such as recognition by US News & World Report and GI Jobs Magazine, and the opening of Dolphin Cove, CSI’s first-ever student housing.
Zach Crespi, a CSI triple major in Accounting, Economics, and Finance, as well as a Macaulay Honors College student who is planning to graduate next year, just completed an internship that was fulfilling on a number of levels—strengthening his career experience, but also giving him the opportunity to make the world a better place.
A new exhibition of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the ancient Americas will open in 2014, thanks to an innovative collaboration between curatorial staff at the Staten Island Museum (SIM) and History Department faculty and students at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York (CSI-CUNY).
Andy Fraenkel was among the first incoming class when the new Richmond College opened its doors at St. George. He enjoyed reading and writing, and was one of the founders and editors of the College’s first literary magazine, Dying Gardens. Spending a good deal of time in the College library, he discovered an old book, The Indian Story Book (1914) by Richard Wilson, about India’s ancient stories, which included some from the epic Mahabharata.
After eight months of renovation and expansion, the College of Staten Island’s Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF) reopened recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included CSI Interim President Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr.
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — The College of Staten Island held a 9/11 remembrance with interim President William J. Fritz and another 150 CSI alumni, officials and students. The noon program at the World Trade Center Memorial on the Willowbrook campus included a somber acoustic guitar performance and an emotional poetry reading with speeches noting the tragedy.
The College of Staten Island was included in the 2014 US News & World Report Best Colleges issue for the first time in the college’s 58 year history. In the Regional Universities (North) category, CSI was ranked 44th among Top Public Schools and 135th in the overall Best Colleges category. CSI’s national ranking for Nursing is 295 (2011), and Physical Therapy, 172 (2012).
College of Staten Island Interim President Dr. William J. Fritz has named Dr. Kenneth Gold as the Interim Founding Dean of the new School of Education. Dr. Gold earned a BA in History from Princeton University, where he graduated cum laude. He then received an MA and PhD in History from the University of Michigan. Dr.
College of Staten Island Interim President Dr. William J. Fritz has named Dr. Susan Holak as the Interim Founding Dean of the College’s new School of Business. Dr. Holak has earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was named to Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honorary society.
The Dean’s Symposium, a series of panels sponsored by the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences along with the Department of the Library, features discussions of and by CSI’s faculty on important new scholarship, national and international issues, and new curricular development.
As habitat alteration is the top threat to biodiversity globally, Dr. Eugenia Naro-Maciel and a team of student researchers at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, CUNY are researching Freshkills Park on Staten Island in New York City, site of the infamous former landfill.
The aroma of homemade waffles greeted residents and their families during the opening and move-in celebration of The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island Dolphin Cove Student Housing today. Under brilliant blue skies, Dr. William J. Fritz, interim president of CSI, and his wife Bonnie, prepared the homemade waffles from a longtime favorite recipe using a personal collection of waffle irons from the 1900s. “Bonnie and I are thrilled to welcome the newest members of the CSI family to campus,” commented Dr.
The College of Staten Island’s Center for International Service English Language Institute (ELI) Summer Culture Day 2013 was made all the more special because this class was the first to host English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers from Thai Nguyen University of Technology (TNUT) in Thai Nguyen,Vietnam.
“People seem nervous about communicating with me, but they really shouldn’t be,” urged College of Staten Island senior, Brigette Jara, a student who is deaf. The Cinema Studies major was one of 11 students with disabilities who spoke at the Center for Student Accessibility’s (CSA) third annual “My Story” event last semester.
Amelia Sanchez gave the keynote address at Concord High School’s graduation ceremony this year. What makes this an amazing story is that she graduated from the College of Staten Island only weeks earlier. Amelia worked as a student teacher at Concord, a public transfer high school for students who have struggled in traditional high schools, while earning her degree in Adolescence English Education at CSI.
The College of Staten Island Cheerleading squad is continuing to make headlines past their competitive season, and this time it is on a national level. The squad celebrated its first ever All-American awards, bestowed to Ashley Isaacs and Giana Abbrusseze by Inside Cheerleading magazine.
When Sami Jo (Samantha) Frank heard that she was the Grand-Prize winner of CSI’s Got Talent, she couldn’t believe it was real. “It was like an out-of-body experience. I felt amazing, but I was really in a state of shock,” said the College of Staten Island (CSI) senior. When the news had settled, Samantha realized that she had an opportunity to share her experiences as a CSI student with a disability as she celebrated her amazing accomplishment. Samantha was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) at a young age and continues to struggle with learning, focus, organization, and anxiety.