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  9                                                                                    D E C E M B E R  2 0 0 8


F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

Professor Kathleen LeVache's portrait installed in Wellness Center

The College of New Rochelle hosted an alumnae/i - students basketball game in the Wellness Center on November 13, 2008. Prior to the game, CNR President Stephen J. Sweeny honored beloved former physical education professor Kathleen LeVache with the unveiling of her portrait. Professor LeVache's portrait was permanently installed in the main entranceway to the Wellness Center's gymnasium.


15th Annual High School Women Artists Exhibition Held at CNR

The 15th Annual High School Women Artists Exhibition closed on November 9, 2008, with the awarding of prizes to the winning artists. This year 119 artists from 35 high schools in six states were represented in the competition. Winning students posed with Dr. William Maxwell, Professor of Art in the Art Department of the School of Arts & Sciences (l.), and Dr. Richard Thompson, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, (r.) The winning students are (l.-r.) Sara Cha, a junior at Ardsley High School; Laurent Dominga Marin-Ramos, a senior at Mt. Vernon High School; and Breyanna Faulkner, a senior at Yonkers International Baccalaureate High School.


Legendary Dr. Maxine Greene Speaks at CNR

Dr. Maxine Greene (c.), founder of the Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education, addressed students and faculty in the Wellness Center on November 6, 2008.  In introducing Dr. Greene, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Dorothy Escribano (l.), called her “an international treasure” saying that Maxine Greene, is “the most famous American educational philosopher since John Dewey.” Dr. Greene spoke on the topic, “Wellness: Windows of the Imagination.”


New Lecture Series Finding God In All The Galleries
On December 2, 2008, The College of New Rochelle’s Office of Mission & Identity began a four-part lecture series “Finding God In All The Galleries” by the Reverend Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., president emeritus of Georgetown University and past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.  The lectures, which follow the liturgical year: Advent, Ordinary Time, Lent and Eastertide, will reflect on great art, especially in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and how art and faith enlighten each other, sometimes correct each other, and often challenge each other.  m o r e


A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

As a student at CNR, I learned how to articulate my ideas and more importantly how to listen. During my 28 years career in financial services, these listening skills have helped me re-engineer operations processes, negotiate customer settlements and liaison between service providers and clients.

Donna Marie Anjos  SAS ’82

Manager of
Workbench Services.
UBS Financial Services Inc.,
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Enjoying the Finer Things in Life

What could be better than an evening spent with friends enjoying fine wine and chocolate? Not much, according to the 40 alumnae and friends of the College that gathered for the Chocolate and Wine Tasting event at CNR on November 6, 2008, including (l.-r.) Brenna Mayer, VP for College Advancement, Lois Scarpino Amend SAS’57 and Fran Choquette Broderick SAS’57. Participants learned the health benefits of chocolate and how to pair it with wine, while sampling a number of delicious choices.


Alumnae/i - Students Basketball Game at Wellness Center

The College of New Rochelle hosted an alumnae/i - students basketball game in the Wellness Center, new home of the College’s Blue Angels sports teams, on November 13, 2008. Alumnae/i returning to the game included three former All Americans, Lois Salto ’84, Annie Fitzpatrick ’85, and Dawn Cillo ’85.


Basketball Star Alumnae Ruchelle Austin Receives Award

 Ruchelle Austin, former Blue Angel and 2008 NCAA Division III Statistical Champion for Rebounds Per Game, returned to her alma mater after graduating in May 2008. Presenting Ruchelle the award is Harold Crocker, Director of Wellness Center and Intercollegiate Athletics.


A R O U N D  C N R

Dr. Teri Kwal Gamble Speaks on
“The Media Generation” at Fall Town Meeting 


Dr. Teri Kwal Gamble, Professor of Communication Studies in the Graduate School, spoke to the College Community on “The Media Generation,”  at the annual Fall Town Meeting held on November 5, 2008. During her talk, she desribed the attitudes, abilities and outlook of today’s college age students.


Campus Ministry hosts Fair Trade Consignment Sale

Campus Ministry hosted a Fair Trade Consignment Sale on the New Rochelle campus on November 5, 2008. Fair trade is a form of international trade in which companies work directly with partners to work for justice by guaranteeing workers a fair price for their labor and product.  Photo: Sister Alice Bouchard, OSU (r.) displays a table runner made by a cooperative in Thailand to CNR alumna Beth Hofstetter.


Fall Lecture at Co-op City Campus
The Fall Lecture at Co-op City Campus featured Fr. Pat Rossi, Professor Robert Mahesh and Diane Dessereau, and Pearl Sullivan speaking on various aspects of a liberal arts education.


Campus Ministry Facilitates Bingo Night at Willow Towers

As part of the ongoing community service opportunities this semester, Campus Ministry facilitated Bingo Night at Willow Towers on October 20, 2008. Some of our volunteers included Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM Cap, Chaplain; Peer Minister Mirham Rojas SAS ’10; Linda Junior-Brown, Manager of Application Development; Dr. Joan Bailey, Special Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity; and Peer Minister Natasha Hill SAS ’09.


Online Daily Advent Reflection
Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM Cap and the Office of Campus Ministry is offering a brief Daily Advent Reflection on the Scripture reading for each day during Advent (November 30-December 25.)  Available on the Campus Ministry website: www.cnr.edu/campusministry. The Office of Campus Ministry will soon offer on “ANGEL” the College’s learning management system, a Theological Roundtable where students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to discuss various contemporary theological issues with others using the ANGEL network. Topics will include, among others, The New Atheism, The Dignity of Life, and Postmodernism.


Become a Member of the Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is open for use by students, faculty, staff, and 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


"
Because CNR is a small college I never feel as if I am just a number. All the faculty and staff seem to have a vested interest in my success as a student."

Lisa Barner                       
Year: 2009
Major: Guidance & Counseling
School: Graduate School
Home Town: Thornwood, New York
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CNR Students Participate in Environmental Studies

In the School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Diane Quandt, Associate Professor of Education, co-taught with Dr. Faith Kostel-Hughes, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program, an interdisciplinary course "Environmental Studies of the Hudson Valley."  Students attended classes on campus, as well as a day-long field trip to Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, NY. In addition to learning about the forest ecosystem, students learned about aquatic systems at Black Rock, including this reservoir, where the students were testing the pH of the water. Earlier the students searched for (and found!) newts along the shore.  Conducting experiments here are (l.) Danielle Delancey SAS’09 (l.) and Natasha Narain SAS’08 who returned to CNR this fall to complete her teacher certification program.


CNR Nursing Student Lisa Gressett
Wins Veronica O’Day Leadership Award

 
The Veronica O’Day Leadership Award by Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society in Nursing was presented to Lisa Gressett (l.), by Maureen Creegan, Chair of the Sigma Theta Tau Research and Awards Committee, for her participation in The Nurses’ Network program Project CHILDD. Lisa is a registered nurse earning a bachelor's degree at The College of  New Rochelle who chose Project CHILDD as part of  a senior clinical course. Project CHILDD is a monthly program held at the Pelham Art Center for children with developmental disabilities. The program uses the medium of art and a professional team of nurses, social worker and art instructors to promote therapeutic expression and self-esteem.


College-wide  ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaigns Held on CNR Campuses

Terri Eberle, Director of Government Relations, prepares to drive another group of CNR undergraduates to the voting booth in New Rochelle. Eberle organized a college-wide  ‘Get Out the Vote’ campaigns on all of CNR’s campuses for this historic 2008 presidential election.


SNR Hosts “New Student Mixer” at JOC
The School of New Resources hosted a “New Student Mixer” on November 15, 2008, at the John Cardinal O’Connor Campus (JOC).  Several alumnae/i attended, including JOC graduate and adjunct professor, Wanda Goodin, who addressed the students about attending CNR.  Maria Moore and Sam Jeffrey also talked about their experiences as students of the College.


Co-Op City Campus Sponsors Labyrinth Prayer Walk

The Co-Op City Campus sponsored the Labyrinth Prayer Walk, a unique prayer experience. Students and staff were invited to walk the labyrinth for several days in October 2008. A labyrinth is a marked path on the floor on which people may walk in a slow, contemplative manner for prayer and reflection.  Student Monique Brown makes an imprint of her hands at the last station. She leaves behind an impression as she contemplates what she will leave behind for future generations because of what she did with her present.


F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S


“The main benefit for the students is that the Gospel Choir provides a place of unconditional acceptance of all students who enjoy singing gospel music. ”

Roger Francis
Director
CNR Gospel Choir
The College of New Rochelle
m o r e

Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts and Sciences and Director of the SAS Honors Program, is pleased to announce that Temple University Press has published the fourth book in her series, Sporting.  The book, entitled The Boxing Scene, is by Thomas Hauser, famed biographer of Muhammad Ali, and features a series of his essays, some of which have previously been featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times.  For more, click here


Dr. Kristin Berman, Assistant Professor of Education in the Graduate School, participated in preparing the final report of the results of a three-year Jacob Javits Act for Gifted Education Grant presented at the National Association of Gifted Children in Tampa, Florida in early November 2008.  The grant studied alternative methods of identification of talent in math, science, art, and music for at-risk children.  The research has shed light on ways that children who would not be identified for traditional gifted programs, can be recognized and served for development of their talents. An article, “Recognizing Talent in Math, Science, Art and Music for At-Risk Students,” portraying the results of the research will be submitted to Roeper Review in December. Dr. Berman also had an article published in the November/December 2008 issue of the Twice Exceptional Newsletter, a journal focusing on the needs of children who are both gifted and learning disabled.   The theme for this issue was arts integration, and Dr. Berman’s article, titled “Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First”, headed the issue focusing on the importance of arts experiences in the lives of teachers as well as students.


Catherine DeLazzero, Writing Center Coordinator at the Center for Academic Excellence, presented her work on writing center pedagogy at the National Council for the Teachers of English Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on November 22, 2008.


Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor in the Graduate School, participated in November 2008, in the annual ACE (Advocating for Clinical Excellence) Training in LA.  ACE is in clinical trials as a national program to train psycho-social professionals such as social workers, child life specialists, psychologists, and chaplains in end-of-life care.  In addition he led workshops in Charlottesville, VA, Fort Myers, FL, and Sarasota, FL, in November.


Dr. Faith Kostel-Hughes, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program in the School of Arts & Sciences, was invited by the Westchester Department. of Parks and Recreation to speak about her research on non-native earthworms at the Conversations on Conservation series.  The program, which took place on November 21, 2008, was entitled, "Worms:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."


Dr. Daniel McCarthy, Associate Professor of Political Science, School of Arts & Sciences, presented a lecture and led a discussion about the 2008 presidential election at the November 21, 2008, meeting of the New Rochelle League of Women Voters.


Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, and Director of the Women's Studies Program, was the guest on New Rochelle's Zonta Women's Radio Show on November 5, 2008, the morning following the historic election of Barack Obama. On the live program, hosted by Roxanne Neilson and entitled "Women, The Election & The Body Politic," Dr. Rawlins spoke about the role of women's and progressive movements in American politics and about strategies to keep women's and workers' issues at the forefront in the changing political landscape. Zonta Club of New Rochelle is part of an international organization of professionals working together to improve the status of women & girls through service and advocacy. The show airs live the first Wednesday of each month 11:30 am to 12:00 pm EST on www.wvox.com and is available to download at www.zontanewrochelle.blogspot.com.


Dr. Alice Siegel, Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Graduate School, presented a paper at the One Voice Conference in Tarrytown, NY on November 15, 2008. The paper was entitled "The Struggle to Read: the Road out of Poverty” and is based on her research in urban school districts.


Dr. Ronald D. Valenti, Assistant Dean, Graduate Education, has been appointed by the Board of Regents to serve on the New York State Panel to revise Learning Standards.  Dr. Valenti will help in upgrading Career and Technical Education Standards so that they will meet 21st century needs and skills.


Dr. Connie Vance, Professor in the School of Nursing, is the workshop leader for nursing administrators and managers at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Manhattan, in November and December 2008. The workshop, "The Leader and Manager as Mentor," explores mentoring as an essential leadership activity and establishes strategies for creating an organizational culture of mentorship.

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   Crèche Blessing
and Tree Lighting
Thursday
December 4, 2008
4:45 p.m.
Chidwick Walk
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CNR's Kate Canty
Crèche: Collection
Nativity Scenes from
Around the World

Leland Castle Parlors
December 7, 2008
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 Christmas Eve Liturgy and
Christmas Day Services
Wednesday
December 24, 2008
Holy Family Chapel
Christmas Carols
7:30 pm 
Mass
8 p.m.
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Thursday,
December 25, 2008
Mass
11 a.m.

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Feast of The Epiphany
January 4, 2009
Holy Family Chapel
Mass
11 a.m.
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O P E N  H O U S E S
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S C H O O L  O F
A R T S  &  S C I E N C E S
&
S C H O O L  O F
N U R S I N G

(undergraduate)
C A F E  F R I D A Y S
January 23. 2009
February 20. 2009
March 20. 2009
10 a.m.
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G R A D U A T E
S C H O O L
Thursday, January 8, 2009
6
p.m.
Mooney Center
Main Campus

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A R T  A T  C N R
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 Castle Gallery
T A L E S  O F: 
W O N D E R  A N D  W O E :
Fable and Fairy Tale
in Contemporary Art
Curated by Susan M. Canning
December 7, 2008 -
February 22, 2009
Opening Reception:
December 7, 2008
2 - 4 p.m.

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Division of Graduate Art
and Communication Studies
presents
Graduate School
H O L I D A Y 
A R T  E X H I B I T
Through
December 16, 2008
Mooney Center Exhibit Hall
Mooney Center, Main Floor
Main Campus

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C O M I N G  E V E N T S
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  The College of New Rochelle
Office of Mission & Identity
presents
a  lecture series

F I N D I N G  G O D  I N  A L L
T H E  G A L L E R I E S
 Reverend Leo J.
O’Donovan, S.J.
All lectures will take place
at 7 p.m. in Romita Auditorium, Mooney Center
CNR’s Main Campus
New Rochelle
on the following dates:

February 10, 2009
Ordinary Time
March 3, 2009
Lent
April 14, 2009
Eastertide
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S P O R T S

COME SEE THE BLUE ANGELS PLAY IN  OUR NEW
WELLNESS CENTER
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B A S K E T B A L L

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Saturday
December 06
Dr. Betty Shabazz
Tournament
CNR/Medgar Evers
4:00
p.m.
Southern Vermont/York
6:00
p.m.
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Sunday
December 7
Dr. Betty Shabazz
Tournament
Consolation
2:00 PM
Finals
4:00
p.m.
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Monday
December 08
NYCCT
(Away)
6:00
p.m.
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Thursday
December 11
Brooklyn
(Home)
7:00
p.m.
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Saturday
December 13
SUNY Purchase
(Home)
1:00
p.m.
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Monday
January 12
Hunter
(Home)
6:00
p.m.
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Wednesday
January 14
Morrisville
(Away)
5:00
p.m.
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Sunday
January 18
Albany Pharmacy
(Home)
1:00
p.m.
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Thursday
January 22
St. Elizabeth
(Home)
7:00
p.m.
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Monday
January 26
CCNY
(Home)
7:00
p.m.
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Saturday
January 31
Alfred University
(Away)
1:00
p.m.
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Monday
February 02
York
(Away)
7:00
p.m.
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Wednesday
February 04
@ USMMAA
Kings Point
7:00
p.m.
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Friday
February 06
Cooper Union
(Home)
7:00
p.m.
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Tuesday
February 10
St. Joseph s
Brooklyn
(Away)
7:30
p.m.
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Thursday
February 12
HVWAC
Tournament
/ Play-In  
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Saturday
February 14
HVWAC
Tournament
@ Pratt  
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Sunday
February 15
HVWAC
Tournament
@ Pratt  

8:00
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C H E E R L E A D I N G
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Thursday
December 11
Brooklyn
7:00
p.m.
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Saturday
December 13
Purchase
1:00
p.m.
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Monday
January 12
Hunter
6:00
p.m.
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Sunday
January 18
Albany Pharmacy
1:00
p.m.
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Thursday
January 22
St. Elizabeth
7:00 PM
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Monday
January 26
CCNY
7:00
p.m.
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S W I M M I N G

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Saturday
December 13
HVWAC
Swim Invitational
4:00
p.m.
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Sunday
December 14
HVWAC
Swim Invitational
(Snow Date)
4:00
p.m.
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Thursday
January 22
Baruch
6:00
p.m.
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