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  8                                                                                     O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R  2 0 0 8

F E A T U R E  S T O R Y

College Celebrates Founders Day
with Liturgy, Presidential Luncheon & Lectures

Students from the School of Nursing, School of Arts & Sciences, School of New Resources, and the Graduate School were recognized for their service on Founder's Day 2008. Flanking President Stephen J. Sweeny are (left to right): Dr. Joan Bailey, Special Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity; 2008 Serviam Award recipients Merin George, School of Arts & Sciences; Maria Davis, School of New Resources, Rosa Parks Campus; Rashmi George, Graduate School; and Laura Enright, School of Nursing.    m o r e

President’s Circle Dinner held at Glen Island Harbour Club

The College of New Rochelle held its annual President’s Circle Dinner on October 2, 2008, at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.  Pictured above (l.-r.) are CNR Trustees Elizabeth LeVaca, Anne Vitale, Fr. Leo ODonovan, SJ and Lillian Brennan Carney SAS’69.

Pictured with CNR President Stephen J. Sweeny are President Circle members Isabel Reithebuch
SAS’46 (l.) and Agnes Claire Reithebuch SAS’51.

A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

“The values that CNR instilled in me are still strong today. We were encouraged to take risks, to be strong and courageous, to always work to be clear and concise, and to keep it easy to read and get feedback from others. To this day, I ask our agencies and co-workers to respond. It’s important to keep the dialogue open and be mindful of diversity. Today, I am working on conveying good nutrition to Haitian, Creole, and Brazilian cultures. The College of New Rochelle fed the mind-set for that perspective.”

Tara Hatala SAS’91
Director of Nutrition
The Greater Boston Food Bank
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Seventh Annual CNR Golf & Tennis Outing

The College of New Rochelle’s Sixth Annual Golf & Tennis Outing was held on October 6, 2008 at Wykagyl Country Club. Golfers played on the recently renovated Coore/Crenshaw Course.

Over one hundred golfers and tennis players enjoyed brunch, cocktails and dinner before and after their games.

A R O U N D  C N R

CNR Hosts Italian Marching Band

On October 16, 2008, in celebration of Italian Heritage Month, the College hosted a return visit of the Bersaglieri, a marching band visiting from Abruzzi, Italy. 
The band, dressed in traditional costume and sporting elaborate feathered caps, entertained faculty, staff and students gathered on the Student Campus Center  Terrace.

Rwandan Holocaust Survivor Speaks on Campus

Students, faculty and staff filled Romita Auditorium on the afternoon of October 1, 2008 to hear author Immaculée Ilibagiza, who survived the Rwandan holocaust of 1994 and later wrote Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. A guest of the College’s Office of Mission & Identity, Ms. Ilibagiza spoke movingly of how her faith in God kept her alive while she and seven other women hid for three months in a tiny bathroom to escape the rages of a tribal genocide.  m o r e

Senate Picnic held on Main Campus

The Annual Fall Senate Picnic was held on the Main Campus on September 23, 2008. This event, sponsored by the Faculty Senate, brought the College Community together on a warm and sunny day to share news of the summer and discuss upcoming plans for the new semester.

Opening reception held for Bienal de Arte - Latinoamericano
del Bronx 2008 (Bronx Latin American Art Biennial 2008)

An opening reception was held for Bienal de Arte - Latinoamericano del Bronx 2008 (Bronx Latin American Art Biennial 2008) on September 20, 2008 at the Gordon Parks Gallery located at the School of New Resources John Cardinal O'Connor Campus.  The biennial exhibition "Historia y Memoria / History and Memory" is on view through November 26, 2008.  Call Delphine Hill-Smith at (718) 665-1310 for hours or to view by appointment.

Annual Financial Report to the College Community

Judith Huntington, Vice President for Financial Affairs, and Keith Borge, Controller, presented to the College Community the annual financial report on October 22, 2008, when they reported  on the thirtieth consecutive year of positive operating results for the College.

Become a Member of the Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is open for use by students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i For Membership Information, click here or contact Harold Crocker, Director of Wellness Center and Athletics, at (914) 654-5845 or hcrocker@cnr.edu.

C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

CNR Student Profile

"I came to the John Cardinal O’Connor Campus because I found the campus very easy to reach. I’m a single parent returning to college after nine years. What is important to me is that CNR offers individualized attention and a schedule that works around my hectic life. I also appreciate the smaller size classrooms. That’s not something you will find at a university as an undergraduate."

Carla A. Jones
School: School of New Resources
John Cardinal O’Connor Campus
Graduating: 2009
Hometown:  Bronx, New York
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Students Spend “Homeless” Night on Maura Lawn

Students, faculty and staff of CNR staged a “Sleep Out” in support of the homeless on October 8, 2008. The event, sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry, was to educate participants about the plight of the homeless. Members of the College Community - students, faculty and staff - spent the night sleeping in “homeless” boxes on Maura Lawn in an effort to draw attention to the issues surrounding homelessness. School of New Resources Students from the Co-op City, John Cardinal O’Connor, and Rosa Parks Campuses also participated in the “Sleep Out.”  Above: Heather Wallace SAS’09 and Danielle DeLancey SAS’09, who slept out in their first year at CNR, returned as seniors to spend the night on Maura Lawn.

First Monthly Service Events Engages College Community

On September 23, 2008, Campus Ministry coordinated the first in a series of Monthly Service Events for the College Community. Staff and students facilitated Casino Night at United Hebrew Geriatric Center on Pelham Road, spending time with the residents playing Blackjack, Horseracing, and Roulette. Pictured at the Horseracing table are CNR volunteers Sherly Mathew SN’10 (l.) amd Sr. Annette Nankusa SAS’10.

CNR Alum & Students "In The Heights"

More than 75 alumnae/i and students were Broadway bound on October 9, 2008, traveling to NYC to see the Tony Award-winning production of In The Heights, starring CNR’s own Doreen Montalvo SAS’85 (top row center). Alumnae/i Association President Marlene Melone Tutera SAS’71 presented Doreen with a bouquet of flowers from her alma mater during an exclusive post-show Q & A with Doreen and several fellow cast members.

F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

Dr. Cynthia Kraman
Associate Professor
of English
School of Arts & Sciences
The College
of New Rochelle
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"My students at CNR are absolutely the greatest — they are my heroes, as corny as that may sound. Each brings originality and verve into the classroom and into my life. Each one has overcome tremendous obstacles to attend college financial, physical, and psychological because these are tough times to be a young person, especially a young woman (this year I have a male nursing student I’m giving him a shout-out too!).

Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program in the School of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by noted journalist Harry Allen on WBAI-NY (99.5) on October 17, 2008, discussing the 40th anniversary of the black protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Mexico City Olympic Games. Allen featured Bass's book, Not the Triumph but the Struggle:  the 1968 Olympic Games and the Making of the Black Athlete, as a central part of the hour devoted to the iconic sports and civil rights image. On October 28, 2008, Dr. Bass also presented excerpts of her upcoming book, Those About Him Remained Silent: A Battle over Du Bois, at Yale University. She was invited to speak as part of the graduate program in American Studies' new initiative in public history and memory. Bass addressed both graduate students and faculty on the role of public memory in writing history, a theme central to her new book.

Dr. Susan Conte, Associate Professor in the Human Services Division of the Graduate School, offered a workshop entitled, “Speaking Among Ourselves: A Discussion with Clinical and Educational Professionals About Self-injury Among Middle School Students”  for administrators, faculty team leaders, school counselors and social workers at Port Chester Middle School on October 2, 2008.

Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences, moderated a day-long conference in June 2008 for Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Youth in Transition Partnership members and others working with local youth who have dropped out of high school or are aging out of foster care. She presented the results of her research paper "Lehigh Valley Youth in Transition Partnership Environmental Scan and Research Report" and guided the participants in generating new ideas, informed by the challenges and best practices identified through her research, to address some of key gaps in services for youth and to reconnect youth who have become disconnected from education, the workplace, and family supports.

Dr. Frank Rizza, Assistant Professor of Career Development & Mental Health Counseling in the Graduate School, recently was featured in two articles. He was quoted in an article on wellness entitled “Wellness for Life: Be Well, Do Well” that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Quarterly. He was also quoted extensively in Counseling Today, the national publication of the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association in an article entitled, “Funny Business,” on the use of humor in counseling.

Dr. Walter Sullivan, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School and Director of the Center for Educational Policy & Practice at CNR, recently made a presentation at the Guidance Expo 2008 in the Westchester County Center. The topic, “The Role of The Guidance Counselor in Dealing with Educational, Psychological, and Legal Challenges within the Guidance Program,” was explored from the perspective of the school counselor. More than 260 counselors from the tri-state region participated in the session. Individual follow up conferences occurred at the session and after the Expo itself.

Dr. Ronald D. Valenti, Assistant Dean for Co-Sponsored Programs, Graduate School, made a Powerpoint presentation entitled the “Financial Leadership for School Superintendents” at a workshop to 40 new superintendents throughout New York State at the July 14, 2008, New York State Council of School Superintendents Conference in Albany. On November 7, 2008, he will make the same presentation to the Southern Westchester Superintendents Association.

On October 25, 2008, Robert Wolf, Professor of Art in the Graduate School,  gave the keynote address "Creativity and the Role of Art Therapy in our Quest for Inspiration and Authenticity" at the New York Art Therapy Association's annual Educational Symposium, hosted by The Maria Fareri Childrens Hospital and held at the Westchester Medical Center. 

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 Castle Gallery
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C L A Y  B O D I E S
Curated by Katrina Rhein
A part of Clay Art Center’s
ALL FIRED UP: A Celebration of Clay in Westchester County
Organized by
Leigh Taylor Michelson
of the Clay Arts Center
September 7 -
November 9, 2008

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B I E N A L  D E  A R T E
del Bronx 2008
Bronx Latin American Art
Biennial 2008
Historia y Memoria /
History and Memory

September 20
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Gordon Parks Gallery
School of New Resources
John Cardinal
O’Connor Campus
332 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY
Call Delphine Hill-Smith
(718) 665-1310
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CNR Drama
I N T O  T H E  W O O D S
November 6 -16, 2008
Romita Auditorium
Mooney Centerr
Main Campus

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The Council of Faculty
with thanks to
The Lincoln Center Institute
for the Arts in Education
M A X I N E  G R E E N E
The eminent Philosopher
in Education
speaking on
Windows of the Imagination"
November 6, 2008
CNR Wellness Center
2nd Floor, Room 203-204
Main Campus at 4:00 p.m.
Reception at 5:00 p.m.
For more information,
or to RSVP,
contact Adrienne Wald
at 914-654-5380
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15th Annual
Women's High School
Art Exhibition
R E C E P T I O N  A N D
A W A R D S  C E R E M O N Y
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Mooney Center Exhibit Hall
2:30 p.m.



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November 3
John Jay
6:30 p.m.
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November 11
College of St. Elizabeth
6:30 p.m.
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November 17
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6:30 p.m.
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November 21
SUNY Old Westbury & York
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November 24
Maritime & St. Joseph s LI
6:30 p.m.
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December 13
HVWAC Swim Invitational
4:00 p.m.
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November 15
Bard Tip-Off
(CNR vs. River, Bard,
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November 16
Bard Tip-Off
Consolations and Finals
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November 20
8:00 p.m.
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