College of Staten Island

Flags for the Fallen

October 28, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Since September 11, 2001, over 6,700 service men and women have perished in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Beginning the morning of November 7, 2013 the College of Staten Island CUNY Veterans Support Services (VSS) will place 6,700 American flags, each bearing an individual’s name, on CSI’s Great Lawn in remembrance of the fallen.

We can’t prevent storms, but we can learn from them

October 27, 2013 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s devastating attack on our portion of the East Coast. The storm was a wake-up call to the entire New York metropolitan area — but especially to Staten Island, the Rockaways, Breezy Point and other low-lying coastal areas.

[video] CSI Staffers Rock Killmeyers

October 23, 2013 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island students have showcased their talent for a few years now at the annual CSI’s Got Talent competition. This has left some faculty and staff yearning for a creative outlet of their own. It was a mild September evening at Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn when two CSI-fueled bands, DNR and Tony and the Teckees, played in the restaurant’s outdoor Beer Garden to a sold out crowd enjoying music, food, and each others company.

CSI Ranked Top Military-Friendly School in the Country

October 22, 2013 | College of Staten Island

G.I. Jobs magazine named the College of Staten Island a Top Military-Friendly School in the country based upon the college’s commitment to serving the needs of students with military experience and its wide array of services designed for student veterans. This is the fifth year in a row in which CSI was ranked in the top 20 percent of military-friendly colleges, universities, and trade schools in the nation.

[video] SBDC at CSI celebrates 20 years of service to the business community

October 21, 2013 | College of Staten Island

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of Staten Island is well known for providing leadership during many periods of changing economies and unexpected disasters. Having worked directly with over 6,300 businesses and having created or saved over 4,300 jobs through its consistent service to business leaders for over two decades, the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) celebrated their 20 years of service to the local business community.

Study Abroad in Italy

October 8, 2013 | College of Staten Island

This fall semester, three CSI students are benefiting from full scholarships to study in Florence, Italy. Two of them, with previous Italian language coursework at CSI, were awarded additional grants from CSI’s Italian Studies Program, which is a part of the World Languages and Literatures Department.

[gallery] Third Annual SIBCRI Walkathon draws more than 300 Walker

October 6, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

A ‘New World’ for Students

October 5, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

Center for Student Accessibility Works with Academic Departments on Initiative for Students on the Autism Spectrum

October 2, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

Video Update from Dr. William J. Fritz

September 30, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Internship Bolsters Career Experience While Helping Others

September 24, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

New Exhibit of Ancient Artifacts Developed in Collaboration between CSI/CUNY and Staten Island Museum

September 23, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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).

Long Artistic Journey of Award-winning Alumnus Leads to a New Book

September 17, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

Advanced Imaging Facility Has Grand Reopening

September 16, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

Poetry, music tributes at College of Staten Island’s Sept. 11 ceremony

September 12, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

US News & World Report names CSI Best College

September 10, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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).

Gold Named Interim Founding Dean of New School of Education

September 10, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

Holak Named Interim Founding Dean of New School of Business

September 9, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

Before We Look Ahead: CSI Celebrates a Year of Symposia

September 4, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

[video] Turtles of the Freshkills Park Reclaimed Ecosystem

September 2, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.