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F E A T U R E  S T O R Y

The College’s Third Annual Community Service Day
Draws over 100 Faculty, Staff, and Students to Volunteer

On Wednesday, October 12, 2005,  over 100 faculty, staff and students from The College of New Rochelle performed community service at organizations throughout New Rochelle and New York City. m o r e

Women's College Coalition Ad
As seen in
The New York Times!

The College of New Rochelle
was listed among the Women's College Coalition members in an ad that appeared in the Sunday, October 2, 2005 edition of The New York Times. The ad entitled "Women's Education The Unfinished Agenda"  featured endorsements from First Lady Laura Bush and Senator Hillary Clinton.

To view the ad click here

A R O U N D  C N R

Second “Sleep Out on Maura Lawn” Held by CNR Community

On September 28, 2005, The College of New Rochelle hosted Sleep Out 2005. Members of the College Community made temporary “homes for the night” out of cardboard boxes, thereby experiencing for one night what the homeless in America face every night. Above:  (l.-r.) Laura Enright SN’08;  Megan Skrip SAS’07, and Melissa Morgan SN’09 get ready for their night outside.  m o r e

Healthy Campus 2010 takes place on Wednesday, November 2.  m o r e

Fourth Annual Golf & Tennis Outing held on October 18 at the Wykagyl Country Club. Over 100 golfers and tennis players participated.  m o r e

C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

The Ursuline Institute Announces 2005 Serviam Award Honorees

In recognition of their outstanding volunteer work, five students of CNR were honored on October 20 during CNR’s Founders Day celebration. The students honored were (l.-r.):  Nancy Hicks, School of Arts and Sciences; Julia Geronimo, School of Arts and Sciences; Bethany Bellino, School of Nursing; and Rebecca Greene, School of New Resources. Not pictured: Thomas Smythe, Graduate School. m o r e

“Stop the Raid on Student Aid”

Freshman student Jee Hee Yoon sends a quick email to her congressional representatives urging them to “Stop the Raid on Student Aid.” Organized by Terri Eberle Boyle, Director of Government Relations at CNR, laptops were set up in the Student Campus Center so students could go on-line and email their representatives about the proposed cuts to student aid.

Now is a critical time for us to let Congress know how we feel about higher education regulations and funding.   To contact your federal representatives via email to “Stop the Raid on Student Aid”   c l i c k  h e r e

Three members of the School of Arts and Sciences’ Honors Program attended the 2005 National Collegiate Honors Council’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri over the weekend of October 27 – 30.  Above: Sara Weigand SAS ’08; Kathryn Tyranski SAS ’06, and Elizabeth Skrip SAS ’06 attended the conference with Honor School Director, Dr. Amy  Dr. Bass. “It was a wonderful and exhausting experience for us all,” said Dr. Bass. “The student spent four days exploring St. Louis, attending a series of cultural events, participating in academic forums and panels, and presenting their own research to faculty and students from around the country. One special event was taking the tram capsule to the top of the famous St. Louis Arch. The students were the only ones allowed inside the capsule on this, the 40th anniversary of the Arch.

Megan Skrip SAS ’07 has been awarded a Greater Research Opportunities Student Fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

Dr. James T. Schleifer, Dean of Gill Library, participated in several important scholarly gatherings during 2005, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alexis de Tocqueville. In May he attended a conference of French and American Tocqueville specialists in France (Paris and Normandy) and gave a presentation on Tocqueville’s ideas on liberty. In June he was invited as a Visiting Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to lecture on Tocqueville in Japan; he attended a major international conference at the University of Tokyo where he gave a paper on the contemporary American interpretations of Tocqueville’s Democracy in America; during June he also lectured at other Japanese universities in Sapporo, Kyoto and Tokyo. In September, at a third international conference at Yale University, he gave another paper entitled “Tocqueville’s Journey Revisited: What Was Striking and New In America.” Dr. Schleifer, internationally recognized as a Tocqueville scholar, also wrote a chapter for a forthcoming book, The Cambridge Tocqueville Companion, to be published in Spring 2006 by Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Anne D. Frost, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has developed a two-part DVD program for high school and college students on the dangers and interventions of alcohol toxicity.

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, has been invited by the United States Department of Defense to participate with delegates of eighteen other nations with whom the United State has MIA/POW issues. Dr. Doka’s role will be to discuss the importance of obtaining the remains of deceased loved ones for grieving American families. The conference will take place this month in Hawaii.

Dr. Geraldine Valencia-Go, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, published an article, “Growth and Access Increase for Nursing Students: A Retention and Progression Project,” in the Spring 2005 issue of Journal of Cultural Diversity. The article describes the School of Nursing’s GAINS Project funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Valencia-Go served as Project Director.

Dr. Joan Arnold, Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, is currently the Vice President of Friends of Hospice, the Vice President of Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. that supports graduate education in nursing, and the Chair of the Research Committee for the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Program Processionals. She is also co-editing a book for Jossey-Bass publisher entitled Health Promotion in Practice that will appear in March, 2006.

Cristina De Gennaro, Associate Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, participated in a Senior Artist Residency for Mid-Career Artists at the Oregon College of Arts and Craft over the summer, during which time she began her new installation artwork, Memory Drawings. She also gave a public slide presentation on her work and an open studio lecture as part of the residency program.

Dr. Faith Kostel-Hughes, Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences, published a paper on, “Effects of leaf litter depth on the emergence and seedling growth of deciduous forest tree species in relation to seed size,” in the Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.

A L U M N A E / I  N E W S

The Office of Alumnae/Relations
Guided Tour - Fra Angelico

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Saturday, December 3, 2005
10:30 am (Meet in the lobby at 10:15 am)
Ticket price is $15. Tickets are limited, advance registration is required, deadline is November 18.
Please click here to register online.

CNR Drama Presents CABARET
- A Free Alumnae/i Performance

In celebration of CNR Drama's 100th anniversary season,
you are invited to an Alumnae/i Preview

Thursday, November 3, 2005
Romita Theatre, Mooney Center, Main Campus
Curtain is at 8:00 pm
Admission is free.
(You may reserve up to two seats
as long as seating is available.)

RSVP: CNR Drama Box Office (914) 654-5373.

"Meet The Actors" Reception
Immediately Following the Performance in Mooney Center Lounge

For more information about other performances  click here

New Feature Added to the
Alumnae/i Online Community:

Alumnae/i Spotlight Page
The Office of Alumnae/i Relations wishes to acknowledge and showcase the achievements of our alumnae/i, so please send them any and all special notices such as newspaper articles, award invitations, lecture/art brochures, wedding announcements, advanced degrees etc. Bragging is permitted and encouraged! The theme for the initial Alumnae/i Spotlight is "Those Who Serve Our Communities."  To recommend someone for this page, send an email with all information and photo (optional) to alum@cnr.edu.

Nominate a High School Senior
for a CNR Scholarship

The College of New Rochelle is inviting CNR alumnae/i, to nominate a graduating high school senior to be the recipient of an Alumnae/i Award for study at CNR beginning in the fall of 2006. The total award for four years is $32,000 for a resident student and $20,000 for a student who chooses to be a commuter. Please click here to access the nomination form online. Print and fax your nomination(s) to (914) 654-5486 or mail to Marion Lynch, OSU, Office of External Relations, The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805 by Friday December 16, 2005.  In order to access the nomination form online you must first register for the Alumnae/i Online Community. Click here and select "First Time User."

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12th Annual High School Women Artists Exhibit
Mooney Center Gallery
Main Campus
October 30
to November 13
Awards Ceremony
and Reception

Romita Auditorium,
Main Campus

November 13, 3:30 pm
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"Big Daddy P
and the Relics"

Performance by
Adam Pendleton

Castle Gallery
Main Campus

November 1, 7:00 pm
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An Artist's Panel:
Ruth Liberman, Mira Schor and Michael Waugh

Romita Auditorium
Main Campus

November 9, 6:30 pm
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CNR Drama
Romita Auditorium
Main Campus

November 3-12
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Castle Gallery
R3: Reading ‘Ritin
‘Rithmetic, 30 Years Later
November 13, 2005
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The Ursuline Institute
Faculty Panel
Thursday, November 17,
12:30-2:00 pm
Romita Auditorium
Main Campus
Nelson Ong,
Associate Professor
Political Science, SAS
Dennis Ryan
Associate Professor
Religious Studies, SAS
Pearl Sullivan
Coordinator of
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SNR--Co-op City

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