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V O L U M E  4  -  N U M B E R  7                                                   S E P T E M B E R  2 0 0 7


F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S




CNR Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees
The College of New Rochelle (CNR) has announced the appointment of three new members to the College’s Board of Trustees: Hugh F. Johnston (l.) of Greenwich, CT, Margaret Mary Kelleher, O.S.U. (c.) of College Park, MD, and John C. Nicholson (r.) of Greenwich, CT. Each will serve a three-year term. [press release]




President Sweeny’s Op-Ed in Journal News
President Sweeny responds to the closure of Marymount College of Tarrytown.  m o r e


A R O U N D  C N R


It’s Magic at CNR
The Castle Gallery's first exhibit of the 2007-2008 season features magic memorabilia from the collection of Nelson Nicholson featuring lithograph posters, broadsides, antiquarian books, periodicals, photographs, autographs, apparatus, ephemera and other related memorabilia.
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Constitution Day on Main Campus

Each September at CNR a special discussion is held in Mother Irene Gill Library to discuss some aspect of our U.S. Constitution. Given by members of the College’s distinguished faculty, this seminar is another way The College of New Rochelle helps develop habits of good citizenship in the next generation of Americans. This year, Dean of the Library Dr. James Schleifer hosted and introduced Dr. Amy Bass and Dr. Daniel Garcia who led a discussion on current Civil Rights issues.


W E L L N E S S  C E N T E R  U P D A T E
Wellness Center construction continues on schedule.

New York State Assemblyman George Latimer recently visited the Wellness Center to present CNR with a $50,000 NYS capital construction grant to be used to construct the smart classrooms in the new building. Touring the site with Assemblyman Latimer is Dr. Ellen Curry Damato, Executive Vice President (l.), and Director of Government Relations, Terri Eberle (r.).

 
For more on the Campaign for The College of New Rochelle website and to follow the building of CNR’s Wellness Center click here.


Graduate School Launches
New Educational  Leadership Degree Program 
[press releaee ]



Mooney Center Exhibit of Photographs by Dr. Louis DeSalle
[press release]


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

The CNR School Year Begins Again...

At the Freshman Convocation on September 4, 2007 in Holy Family Chapel, n
ew freshmen students of the Class of 2011 sign the Class Matriculation Book.



On September 2, 2007 the freshmen class and their families attended an interfaith prayer service, after move-in and prior to the start of orientation.


The service was designed and facilitated by the Peer Ministers, Campus Ministry's student leaders.



Members of the Class of 2011 try out their new Dell Latitude D630 laptop computers.  Incoming freshmen in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing receive free new laptops from the College at the beginning of the fall semester. For more about the CNR Laptop program,  click here.


A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T



Camille Marchetta
English Literature
School of Arts & Sciences
The College of New Rochelle

“Growing up, my greatest ambition was to go to college, and when I reached CNR in the fall of 1958, I had an overwhelming sense of finally coming home. I won’t pretend that my four years there were ones of unmitigated bliss… But by the time I left, in addition to a body of knowledge that sustains me to this day, I had acquired an enduring respect for moral clarity, intellectual rigor and social justice – ideals toward which I still strive. I also came away with friends, among faculty and students, who remain an essential and joyful part of my life. And whenever I return to campus, it still feels like coming home.”

Born in Brooklyn, Camille Marchetta received her BA in English Literature from CNR, and later studied fiction with noted writer Anatole Broyard at The New School.  Shortly afterward, on a visit to England, she fell in love with the country, decided to stay and was fortunate enough to find work with Richard Hatton Limited, a theatrical and literary agency. After a few years she became a literary director of the company. 

The agency was small but powerful, its client list including well-known writers, directors and actors such as Sean Connery, Malcolm McDowell and Leo McKern.  Among the writers with whom Ms. Marchetta worked were Robert Shaw, author of many award-winning novels and plays (though he is best known in the United States for his acting performances in To Russia With Love and Jaws); the playwright Richard Harris, whose Stepping Out appeared on Broadway; and Anthony Shaffer, who wrote Sleuth, a hit in the West End, on Broadway, and as a feature film.

Returning to the States, Ms. Marchetta went to Hollywood, found herself an agent, and eventually got an assignment writing on the Dallas mini-series.  Asked to join the staff, she remained until the television series soared to the top of the ratings.  With that, her career in television was established.  She wrote television movies, pilots for new series, produced Nurse, which won Michael Learned an Emmy, and Dynasty in the season it finally crept past Dallas in the ratings and reached number one.

In 1985 Ms. Marchetta took a sabbatical from television, returned to London and, fulfilling a lifetime ambition, wrote her first novel, Lovers and Friends, which was published in the United States in 1989 and subsequently in England, Finland, Sweden and Germany.  Following its publication, Ms. Marchetta co-executive-produced Falcon Crest, co-authored two best-selling novels with Ivana Trump and worked as a story consultant on the television series, Central Park West.  St. Martin's Press published her second novel, The Wives of Frankie Ferraro, in 1998. The River By Moonlight is her most recent book.


F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S


"Students at The College of New Rochelle are able to grow, think and evolve in a challenging yet safe environment. The College also provides our students with opportunities to give back to their local communities. Students can participate in such programs as Midnight Runs, Soup Kitchens and our service trips during Spring Break. "

Suzette Walker-Vega
Assistant Director
Office of Campus Ministry
The College of New Rochelle
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Anthony Benjamin Cosenza, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education in the Graduate School, recently published Spiritual Fitness Training in Valor.


Dr. Robert Wolf, Professor of Art & Art Therapy in the Graduate School, published the article “Advances in Phototherapy Training” in The Arts in Psycholotherapy (Volume 34, Issue 2, 2007).


Dr. Anne McKernan, Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts & Sciences, spoke on “Gender and Symbolism in Irish Political Satire-Baratariana” in August at St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference was on “Women, Gender and the Cultural Production of Knowledge.”


Margie Neuhaus, Associate Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, is currently in a two-person exhibition at Wave Hill. From September 8-October 14, 2007, her creation, a 60-foot, swirling structure, can be seen in the Sunroom space of Wave Hill. In creating that amazing art work, Professor Neuhaus used an array of materials – colored wire, laser-cut plastics and yellow rods.


Emory Craig, Director of Academic Computing, presented a paper on “Meta-perspectives on the Metaverse: A Blogosphere Debate on the Significance of Second Life” at the ED-MEDIA conference in Vancouver, BC, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.  He also presented a paper on “Transforming our Learning Environments: Video Games as a Model for an Innovative Learning Paradigm” at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) conference, held in Heraklion, Crete.  In addition, The International Digital Media and Arts Association Journal published his recent paper on “Seneca’s Internet: A Preliminary Review of YouTube and its Implications for Digital Media.”


This summer Heather Herrera, Instructional Staff, Letters at CNR's Co-op City Campus, attended The Instituto de Comunicación y Cultura, in Oaxaca, Mexico with other teachers studying Spanish. The ICC is Oaxaca's oldest and most experienced language school.


I N  M E M O R I A M

Sr. Elizabeth Monaghan, O.S.U. 
For three decades, her students, the College’s faculty and staff, alumnae/i and friends were the recipients of the musical gifts of Sr. Elizabeth Monaghan (Mother Francis Borgia), who passed away on June 23, 2007 at the age of 93. After joining the Ursulines in 1932, Sr. Elizabeth went on to teach at many schools in the Province, including the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula and The Ursuline School in New Rochelle. In 1968 she came to The College of New Rochelle as Assistant Professor of Music and moderator of the College’s Glee Club. In her classroom, students learned to appreciate the music and talents of such master composers as Beethoven, Mozart, and Vivaldi. According to Sr. Martha Counihan, OSU, College Archivist, Sr. Elizabeth’s exuberance for her music “made student crows sing like larks,” and as a result the Glee Club concerts she led drew large crowds. At liturgies, she was always at the organ in Holy Family Chapel or leading the singing of the Star Spangled Banner or Alma Mater at Commencement. Always generous with her talents and with a fine sense of humor, Sr. Elizabeth, or “Franny B” as she was called by admiring students, retired from CNR in the late 1990s, but her music continues to echo in the minds and hearts of those who knew her. May she rest in peace.  


Sr. Mercedes Ferrar, O.S.U. 
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Sr. Mercedes Ferrer, who died on July 29, 2007 at the age of 92, first came to the College as a student, graduating as a member of the Class of 1936. Shortly after, she joined the Ursulines, and as Mother Joan of Arc, taught for a few years in Texas, before returning to CNR in 1944. For the next seven years, she would impart her fluency in Spanish on her students before leaving CNR to teach for the Ursulines in Cuba. Departing Cuba upon Castro’s rise to power, she later taught catechism in Iguala in Mexico for several years and then in Puebla, where she remained for the rest of her life.  

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S C H O O L  O F
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(undergraduate & graduate)
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Student Campus Center
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S E P T E M B E R
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T H E  A R T
O F  M AG I C
Magic Memorabilia
From The
Collection Of
Nelson Nicholson
September 9
- November 11, 2007
Castle Gallery
CNR Main Campus

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O C T O B E R
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The Ursuline Institute
L E C T U R E
“The Shroud of Turin & Other Mysteries:
Uncovering Traces of the Past through Science
October 11, 2007
7:30 pm
 Romita Auditorium
Mooney Center

N E W  F E A T U R E !
CNR Blue Angels
S P O R T S
T H I S  M O N T H

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Cross Country
Sun. Sept. 16
CUNYAC (Hunter) Invitational
@ Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx, NY 

10:00 AM
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Sun. Sept. 23
CUNYAC (Queensborough)
@VCP
11:00 AM
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Sun.  Sept. 30
CUNYAC (Lehman)Invitational
@ VCP
10:00 AM

All Home contests are held @ Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY
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Tennis
Mon.  Sept. 17
Brooklyn (H)
4:30 PM
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Thurs. Sept. 20
@  NYC Tech
4:00 PM
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Sat. Sept. 22
Medgar Evers (H)
1:00 PM
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Sun.  Sept. 23
 Cooper Union  (H)
12:00 PM
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Thurs. Sept. 27
@  Mt. St. Vincent
4:00 PM
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Sat. Sept. 29
Lehman (H)
1:00 PM

All Home contests are played @ Beckwith Pointe Beach Club
New Rochelle, NY

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Volleyball
Thurs.  Sept. 20
 @  Mt. St. Vincent
7:00 PM
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Fri.  Sept. 21
Cooper Union (H)
7:00 PM
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Mon.  Sept. 24
College of St. Elizabeth  (H)
7:00 PM
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Thurs. Sept. 27
@  Brooklyn
7:00 PM
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Fri.  Sept. 28
@ NYC Tech
7:00 PM
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Sun. Sept. 30
@ Medgar Evers
& Polytechnic
(Tri-Match)
1:00 PM

All Home contests are played @ The Hallen School / 97 Centre Ave,
New Rochelle, NY

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