| CUNY Offerings Arrayed for Future Students
CUNY Offerings Arrayed for Future Students Explore the history and architecture of Harlem, tour CUNY’s lavish array of study abroad possibilities, take in an evening of one-act Thornton Wilder plays, get the scoop on the 2004 Presidential Election, learn to protect yourself against identity theft, and visit an earlier America when free speech and academic freedom were under fire.
This is but a small sampling from CUNY Month, the annual feast for the hungry educational palate beginning November 1 at 19 colleges throughout New York City. This major outreach to prospective students of all ages will include Open House activities showcasing the colleges, their academic offerings, facilities, and cultural riches. Concerts and lectures by faculty, art exhibits, sports, financial aid workshops, information sessions, campus tours and many other events are planned.
Prospective students will also find information about alumni scholarships, the acclaimed Honors College, weekend college, affordable tuition, and more than 1,200 degree programs. Meetings and programs targeted to special audiences, such as adult and returning students—some in languages other than English—will also be offered.
“CUNY Month is a celebration of our colleges,” says Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. “Prospective students are invited to visit our campuses and meet counselors, faculty, alumni and students. They should come to CUNY to realize their dreams.” Proclamations by Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg will officially declare November CUNY Month in New York City.
A complete list of CUNY Month events is published on the University website at www.cuny.edu/cunymonth. There visitors can search these events—most of which are offered at no cost—throughout the University, or specify a campus and select activities by topic. They can also choose to receive their own e-mail alerts on open house dates or other activities of special interest. Trained counselors at 1-800-CUNY-YES can also answer questions about the colleges’ highly-ranked undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the CUNY BA Program, special degree offerings for workers and high school equivalency degree programs for returning students.
For this year’s CUNY Month, a DVD produced by CUNY-TV/75 and a 24-page brochure have been mailed to more than 70,000 public and private high school students. Filled with segments from CUNY- TV’s “Study With the Best” news magazine, the DVD introduces college seekers to student success stories.
Among the highlights of the November smorgasbord are such music and dance programs as a concert by the acclaimed Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at Baruch College (Nov. 6) and three Graduate Center sessions that will explore the music of the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic cultures of medieval Spain (Nov. 10, 17, 24). Hostos Community College will offer Canciones de Liberacion, a showcase of popular music from Cuba and Puerto Rico during the era of Hostos and Marti (Nov. 7, 8). Dance offerings will include the National Dance Company of Ireland at Queens-borough Community College (Nov. 15) and the Georgian State Dance Company at Lehman College (Nov. 23).
Ground-breaking for Medgar Evers College’s new state-of-the-art student support building has been planned for November.
If you are in need of a smile, hurry to Lehman and catch a comic masterpiece by award-winning Cuban-born playwright Luis Santeiro (Nov. 2). His Our Lady of the Tortilla looks at a family’s turmoil when an image of the Virgin Mary appears in a homemade tortilla.