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National Spotlight on CUNY Students Nov. 9-13 on CBS’ The Early Show — CUNY Newswire

November 6, 2009 | General

To spotlight CUNY Month, students will share their CUNY experiences with America next week on “The Early Show” on CBS.

The students, who will be in the outdoor audience from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 9-13 at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, were invited by the show and will have the chance to be interviewed by the anchors.
“We extended the invitation to CUNY because it is a well-known school, and this will provide an outlet for school spirit and will allow alumni who are watching from around the country to keep in touch,” says Sarah Garrette, audience coordinator of “The Early Show.”
“CUNY Month is a celebration of the people and programs that enrich every part of the University,” said Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. “Please visit the CUNY campus of your choice this November during CUNY Month.”
CUNY has chosen a theme for each day and is seeking students to volunteer to appear. Participants will receive a “We Are CUNY” T-shirt, a CUNY bag and a tour of the CBS studios after the show.
Joe-Joe McManus, executive director of the CUNY Leadership Academy, says the goal is to get at least 50 students each day and to have each campus represented. “This is a great opportunity to highlight the quality and diversity of our students,” he says.
Each day has a theme, but all students are welcome. Here is the schedule:
* Monday — CUNY Veterans
* Tuesday — Volunteerism at CUNY
* Wednesday — CUNY Athletics
* Thursday — CUNY Student Leaders
* Friday — Diversity at CUNY
Students who wish to participate should send their name, college, date planning to attend and the name of the group or groups they are representing to Administrators may e-mail the same address with lists of participating students. For more information or questions, contact Joe-Joe McManus,, 212-652-2859.
The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847 as The Free Academy, the University’s 23 institutions include 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University serves 260,000 credit students and 269,808 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program for 32,500 high school students, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and an individualized baccalaureate through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree. More than 1 million visitors and 2 million page views are served each month by, the University’s website.
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