Queensborough Community College

Explore, Evaluate and Present: Student Researcher Prepares for 9th Annual Honors Conference

April 11, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

When Nicole Yu enrolled at Queensborough in the spring of 2010, her plans were to major in Nursing. One of her pre-clinical Nursing courses – Introductory College Chemistry –  opened her eyes to other areas of science. “I was encouraged by my professors to explore my interests and so I took additional chemistry classes,” said Nicole. […]

Fed Challenge Team Gets Lessons in Economics from PBS Expert, Federal Reserve

April 4, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough’s Fed Challenge Team participated in the third annual Community College Fed Challenge Scrimmage with North Shore Community College and Gateway Community College, which hosted the event on April 1 and 2 in New Haven, CT. The goal of the scrimmage is for students to learn about and understand the complexities of the monetary process […]

Trail Blazing to Get Active, be Healthy

April 4, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Beginning this past fall, some 25 students from the Departments of Health, Physical Education and Dance and Engineering Technology have been conducting research in preparation for the introduction of Tiger Trails, a main component of the Get Active, Be Healthy Learning Community. With the use of equipment called measuring wheels, students are determining the circumference of […]

Early Alert: QCC and IBM Team Up on Program to Flag Struggling Students

April 3, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College’s innovative “Early Alert” system was featured in Crain’s New York Business magazine as a model for identifying and reaching out to students with declining performance. “With a $250,000 technology grant for servers, software and support, one IBM project manager built the early-alert system for Queensborough,” writes Cara Eisenpress in the magazine. “Using the new […]

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: How Common Read Connects with the Classroom

April 3, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The Office of Academic Affairs at Queensborough Community College presented a series of Common Read events surrounding The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot. The book features a poor African-American tobacco farmer whose cells, taken without her knowledge or consent in 1951, became one of the most important tools in medicine. […]

Tony Award-Winning Hal Linden Brings Musical Magic and The Diva Jazz Orchestra to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 28

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Hal Linden, whose career as an actor, singer and musician has spanned more than 65 years, will command the stage at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on April 28. He will be accompanied by the powerful, all-woman band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. Perhaps best known for his portrayal of police captain in the TV […]

Master Mimic Rich Little Shares His Collection of Voices at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 21

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Rich Little—“The Man of a Thousand Voices”—will regale audiences with his famous ability to impersonate politicians and entertainers at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:00pm. Rich Little’s amazing career on stage and in television has spanned more than four decades. His act has been the spotlight at presidential […]

America’s Longest-Running Multicultural Song and Dance Company Returns to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 7

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The internationally famous Tamburitzans will return to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:00pm. Through dance, music and songs, the Tamburitzans—all full-time students at Duquesne University— will capture the indomitable spirit of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures. Language is no barrier, as these performances strike a universal emotional chord: […]

Walk to Aspire: QCC Raises More Than $18,000 for Student Scholarships

March 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

QCC welcomed the first day of spring by cheering for students at its 6th Annual Walk to Aspire on March 20. Walk to Aspire raises money for student scholarships, allowing hardworking, eager students to come to Queensborough and gain the “Edge for Success.” Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough, announced that 21 teams comprising […]

Laura Bruno Is New Director of Enrollment Management; Robert Park Appointed Director of Advisement

March 25, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Laura Bruno has been appointed Director of Enrollment Management in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at Queensborough Community College. Prior to joining QCC, Bruno served as Associate Director of Admissions at York College where she was responsible for designing and implementing the overall strategic enrollment plan, and served as the Admission functional and training lead for […]

The Original Hit Makers Take the Stage at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center

March 7, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The Hit Men come out from behind the scenes to perform the soundtracks that they made famous! Spanning three decades of the best in popular music the members of this group are the original performing and recording artists of mega-star acts including Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, […]

The Russian National Ballet’s GISELLE at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center

March 7, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Giselle, the consummate Romantic ballet will be presented by the Russian National Ballet at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on March 17 at 3:00pm. A mysterious, gentle, and melancholy story of innocence, betrayal, and ultimately love, the role of Giselle is one of the most sought-after in ballet. To win the role, a ballerina […]

Baseball Players Demonstrate True Meaning of Teamwork

February 28, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The QCC Men’s Baseball Team traded uniforms for white coveralls and face masks as they headed to the Rockaways to help continue relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Thirty students—along with Coach Roger Mischel and Assistant Coach Joe Mikoleski— divided into groups and visited five damaged homes in the area for mold removal and demolition. The work spanned […]

Mock Trial Team Student Wins an Outstanding Witness Award at New Haven Regional Tournament

February 28, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Was Among 21Teams from 16 Colleges and Universities at the Competition Like all of his teammates, Benjamin Alagna studied diligently to prepare for the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional tournament at Yale University, held on February 23 and 24. To portray a US Coast Guard investigative officer/witness for the plaintiff in a wrongful […]

OSHA Construction Safety Classes in Mandarin Chinese to Begin February 25

February 21, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

In Queens, many construction workers are of Chinese descent and language barriers often limit safety awareness on worksites. Based on feedback from the Asian community as well as that of the Flushing Chinese Business Association(FCBA), Queensborough’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will offer OSHA safety training conducted in Mandarin Chinese, beginning February 25, 2013. The program, […]

Theatre Students Compete at Kennedy Center Festival

February 21, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Twenty students from the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts—including six Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominees– traveled to Cape Cod for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) on January 30. Andrew DeNardo was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award for his portrayal last spring of “Chicklet,” the lead character in the play Psycho Beach Party. He […]

Real Justices Preside over Mock Trial Team’s Scrimmages

February 21, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

More than 30 students from Queensborough Community College, Pace University, The City College of New York andQueens College participated in Mock Trial scrimmages, held on Saturday, January 26 in the Administration Building at Queensborough. For a full day, four teams conducted two trials each before four QCC faculty “judges” as well as the Honorable Neil R. Finkston, Justice, Justice Court, Village […]

QCC Professor Sheds Light on Biodiversity and Student Research at the American Museum of Natural History

February 13, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) –which boasts one of the most important fossil exhibits in the country—also houses a vast collection of unidentified New York State fossil specimens dating back as far as the Paleozoic Era. In October 2012, QCC professor, Dr. Rituparna Bose, Biological Sciences and Geology, was named a Visiting Scientist […]

Shangaa: Art of Tanzania: A Rare Display of African Art at QCC Art Gallery

February 7, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Tanzania—home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the Serengeti—is also a little-known source of fine African art.

Grant Stokes Student Appetites for Food History and Research

January 28, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Of the essential foods stockpiled by people in the days before and after Hurricane Sandy, bread was the first staple to disappear from grocery aisles and the last to be replenished. This is one of several findings related to Sandy, concluded by Queensborough students in Dr. Megan Elias’ food history class, who investigated how a regional crisis can affect food supplies.