College of Staten Island

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.

[video] CSI Celebrates Dolphin Cove Opening

August 26, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

[video] Newly Formed Partnership with Vietnamese University Celebrated

August 7, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

“My Story” Panel Reflects on College Life

August 6, 2013 | College of Staten Island

“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.

CSI Graduate Amelia Sanchez Offers Valuable Advice During High School Graduation Keynote

July 24, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.

Inside Cheerleading magazine Names Two Dolphins All-Americans

July 15, 2013 | College of Staten Island

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.