T H E  C O L L E G E  O F  N E W  R O C H E L L E   E - N E W S L E T T E R
V O L U M E  5  -  N U M B E R  7                                                                                         S E P T E M B E R  2 0 0 8


F E A T U R E  S T O R Y

Fitness for Life Day! 2008

On September 18, 2008, 124 students, faculty and staff of the College participated in the 1st annual CNR Fun Run and Walk, part of  Fitness for Life! Day 2008. The purpose of this new college event was to encourage participants to strive for lifelong fitness by engaging in enjoyable physical activity and to set an example for the entire community.


Before the start of the one-mile Fun Run, CNR President Stephen J. Sweeny brought all the runners to their mark on Leland Avenue and congratulated them on their participation in the new College of New Rochelle event.  m o r e


A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

"My time at the School of Nursing was very well spent. I was able to complete my undergraduate degree and realize my dreams of becoming an RN."

Gloria Murray
SN ’97
Owner and provider
Mercy Midwives
Women's Health Center
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A R O U N D  C N R

Opening of School Year Meeting & Dinner

On September 12, 2008, the College Community came together for their annual Opening of School Year Meeting. President Sweeny, along with the Vice Presidents and Deans, gave up-to-date progress reports of each school/area and introduced new members of the College Community. Immediately following the meeting, a dinner was held to honor faculty and staff celebrating service anniversaries.


Celebrating their 30 years of service to The College of New Rochelle, Teri Gamble, Professor, Communication Studies, GS (c.)  and Leonard Toterhi, Groundskeeper (r.)  pose with President Stephen J. Sweeny.

Click here for 2008  Service Anniversaries List


Opening of School Year Mass

On September 9, 2008, the CNR Community celebrated the opening of the new academic year at a special Mass in Holy Family Chapel. Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM Cap, and President Stephen J. Sweeny offered communion to the faculty, staff and students.


Castle Gallery hosts Opening Reception

On September 14, 2008, the opening reception was held for the Castle Gallery's fall exhibition Beyond: Bio: Clay Bodies. The exhibition is on view through November 9, 2008 and is part of Clay Art Center's All Fired Up: A Celebration of Clay in Westchester County  which includes  a number of other participating venues throughout Westchester County.  m o r e


In conjunction with the Castle Gallery exhibition, an artist's reception was held in the Mooney Center Gallery for Grace Powers Fraioli's solo exhibiton, Bridges, which runs through September 22, 2008. For more on Bridges. click here.


Freshman Convocation

President Stephen J. Sweeny, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dorothy A. Escribano, and the Deans of the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing welcomed the Class of 2012 to the Freshman Convocation on September 2, 2008 in Holy Family Chapel.
Dr. Sweeny presented a gift to each of the new students. At the conclusion of the Convocation, Dr. Sweeny reflected on the Class Quote, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members” by Coretta Scott King.  m o r e


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

CNR Student Profile


"I considered many colleges that would be closer to my home, but when I visited CNR, I immediately felt: this is where I belong. Everything about the campus was warm and inviting. And it is such a beautiful campus. I just love to walk across the lawns on my way to class."

Angela DeMarta
Year: 2011
Major: Business and Communications
School: School of Arts & Sciences
Hometown: Kingston, New York
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Wellspring Service of New Beginnings

On August 31, 2008, the freshmen class and their families were invited for an interfaith prayer service, the Wellspring Service of New Beginnings. It was an opportunity for parents and students to pray together one last time before orientation begins and the parents leave campus.  A blessing was said by parents over their children, and the students asked a blessing on their parents. At the end, parents lit a candle and handed it to their child -- a passing on the light of God as they begin this new part of their lives. The service was designed and facilitated by the Peer Ministers, Campus Ministry's student leaders.


SNR Students Attend Poster Session

Students from the Environmental Wellness Course and faculty members of the School of New Resources New Rochelle Campus gathered on September 5, 2008, in Angela Hall to participate in the third annual poster session entitled, “Journey to Ways of Knowing—Environmental Wellness” Here, SNR student Marius Chiciu (r.) explains the “Climate Change” poster developed and presented by his class to Adjunct Professor Wole Akinsola (l.).


F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S


“The great gift The College of New Rochelle gives its students is one-on-one attention. This positive and supportive attention is something students would never receive at most colleges or universities in America.”

Rosann Santos-Elliott
Director of Student Development
The College of New Rochelle
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Dr. Joan Arnold, Professor in the School of Nursing, coauthored with Penelope Buschman Gemma, Columbia University School of Nursing, “The Continuing Process of Parental Grief” in the latest issue of the professional journal Death Studies. The article extends and deepens current understanding of parental grief and reports on the qualitative findings of their research based on a new survey instrument they created using a combined methodological approach. Professors Arnold and Gemma have been writing together and presenting about child death and parental grief for 30 years. The quantitative finding from this research were previously published in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.  


Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor of History and Honors Program Director, was featured in the August issue of The Women’s Times. The interview focused on both her role at NBC during the past six Olympic Games, as well as her own research and writing on issues of race and nation in international sports. She was also recently invited to contribute to the Beacon Broadside, an online venue created by Beacon Press that is designed to nurture intellectual debate and conversation.  Bass' piece, "A Professor's Perspective:  the Red Sox and the History of Racial Inequality," discusses Boston's late entry into integrated play, and the role it plays in her CNR course "Race, Sport, and Society," which she is teaching this semester.
http://www.beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2008/09/professors-pers.html


Dr. Kenneth Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, has a new book, Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness, being published this month by Springer Publishing Company. It is his 23rd book. This fall semester Dr. Doka will be keynoting conferences and leading workshops in Milwaukee, Denver, Portland, Scranton, Fort Myers and Sarasota, as well as, in Georgia and Virginia. He is also attending conferences in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Nanaimo, Canada.


Dr. Denise Guinn, Associate Professor of Chemistry in the School for Arts and Sciences, presented a paper in July at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education in Indianapolis, Indiana entitled Helping allied-health students succeed: An integrated approach to the General-Organic-Biochemistry (GOB) course. This paper describes an innovative approach to teaching the one-semester GOB course that engages nursing students and allied health majors in the study of chemistry through relevant medical applications. The rationale and details for using an integrated approach in the one-semester GOB course were described. Dr. Guinn and coauthor Dr. Rebecca Brewer are authors of a textbook on the same subject, due to be published by W.H. Freeman in 2009.


Dr. Cynthia Kraman, Associate Professor of English in the School of Arts & Sciences, gave a presentation on Chaucer’s Wife of Bath for the “Teaching Chaucer” roundtable at the New Chaucer Society’s Sixteenth Congress in Swansea, Wales in July 2008. Supported by an NEH grant to develop a new course on the tradition of the bard, Dr. Kraman went in search of Swansea native Dylan Thomas, visiting his birthplace, the writing shed at Laugharne, and undertaking research at the Dylan Thomas Centre. In conjunction with these activities, Dr. Kraman gave a poetry reading with prominent Welsh poet Nigel Jenkins and Carter Revard, a Native American poet. In August, Dr. Kraman delivered her paper “Levinas and the New Secular Redemptive Strategies” at the third meeting of the North American Levinas Society at Seattle University. West Coast journal Poetry Flash organized a reading for Dr. Kraman and Flash editor and publisher Joyce Jenkins at Hugo House to preview Kraman’s new poetry book, The Touch. (Bowery Books, NY). Her book, and an article on Levinas and Rashi in a volume from Duquesne, are both forthcoming in 2009.


An essay “I Bernard: Notes from the Feminist Classroom,” by Dr. Nick Smart, Associate Professor of English in the School of Arts & Sciences, will appear in the forthcoming issue of The Virginia Woolf Miscellany. The Miscellany's special issue is devoted to pedagogical approaches to Woolf’s work.  Dr. Smart, a member of the International Virginia Woolf Society, teaches a seminar on Woolf for Junior and Senior English and Women's Studies majors at CNR, and Modern British Novel, for English majors and other interested CNR students. 


Emily Stern, Associate Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, exhibited four works in the group exhibition "Horror Vacuii" at McKenzie Fine Art, in Chelsea, NYC this summer. The exhibit, titled after the Aristotelian theory regarding the "fear of open space," examines the work of artists who eschew figure/ground relationships and employ an "allover" compositional format.


Geraldine Valencia-Go, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has completed the manuscript for the 7th edition of Health Promotion throughout the Life Span edited by Carole Edelman and Carol Mandel. Dr. Go’s chapter, “Emerging Populations,” focuses on the current status as well as health issues of the major ethnic groups in the United States inclusding persons afflicted with HIV/AIDS and homeless persons. The 6th edition of the book won three publication awards including the Annual American Journal of Nursing Book Award.


Dr. Connie Vance, Professor, and Deborah Hunt, Instructor, in the School of Nursing, are spearheading the development of a newly formed Nurse Advocacy Forum. The purpose of this Forum is to provide mentoring support, networking opportunities, advocacy, creative problem solving, and leadership development among alums who are "novice nurses, senior students, and faculty.  Data collection will assist educators and clinical staff about the first stage of the professional nursing career. Meetings were held in spring and summer, and two meetings are planned for October and December.


The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis recently featured Dr. Robert Wolf, an Art Studio Professor in the Graduate School, in their quarterly newsletter. The article described Professor Wolf as a diverse professional who is an internationally known fine art photographer and sculptor, a professor of art therapy and studio art at The College of New Rochelle, a visiting professor at Pratt Institute, a practicing psychoanalyst, a former director of the Institute For Expressive Analysis and former Clinical Director of the Henry Street Settlement School.


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