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  6  -  N U M B E R  1                                                                                   
J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 9


F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

College Community Gathers to View Inauguration Ceremony

At the invitation of CNR President Stephen J. Sweeny, the College Community gathered in the Student Campus Center 0n January 20, 2009, to watch the Inauguration Ceremony of President Barack Obama.  Following the swearing in of our 44th president, lunch was served for the Community.


CNR’s Kristen Ferranti Named
the 2008 Swimming Coach of the Year by HVWAC


Kristen Ferranti, The College of New Rochelle’s (CNR) Blue Angels’ swimming coach, has been named the 2008 Swimming Coach of the Year by the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC). Criteria for the HVWAC’s Coach of the Year honor includes outstanding success during the current season, demonstrated significant team improvement from the prior season and a high level of professionalism, integrity, and sport knowledge.


CNR Celebrates Feast of the Epiphany

The College Community celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany on January 4, 2009, in Holy Family Chapel.  This Mass, followed by a reception for the College Community in Maura Hall, marked the beginning of the second semester of The College of New Rochelle’s academic year.


A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

I am grateful for having the opportunity to get my degree from The College of New Rochelle. I attended the School of New Resources at a time in my life when I needed to both advance my education while working full-time. The flexibility of SNR was ideal in allowing me to accomplish both. As a communications major, I was able to pursue the degree and course load that interested me most. I enjoyed academic success like I never had before. Finally, I developed valuable skills to take to the job market and shortly after graduation began my career in health insurance. Clearly my career would never have taken off without the fundamental building blocks developed at The College of New Rochelle.
Thank you, CNR!

Stephen Farrell  SNR'87
Chief Executive Officer
UnitedHealthcare
of New England, Inc.

Annual Saint Nicholas Dinner Christmas Celebration
attended by 70 of CNR’s closest friends
 

Board of Trustees member Christianne Ricchi SAS’73 (r.)  and her guest, Jelena Krstic SAS’10, pause to chat with President Sweeny at the  Saint Nicholas Dinner Christmas reception in the Castle Gallery.


A Message from the CNR Mentoring Committee:
January is National Mentoring Month
National Mentoring Month was established to raise awareness about the importance and power of mentoring.  The campaign encourages people to think of the mentors in their own lives a team coach, teacher, employer, concerned neighbor, or another caring adult.  The campaign’s primary goal is to recruit volunteer mentors to help young people achieve their full potential in life.

The Mentoring Committee of the Alumnae/i Association at CNR is joining National Mentoring Month to broaden the base of its mentors. As an alumnae/i of CNR, you are in a position to mentor fellow alumnae/i who may be changing careers due to the conditions of the global economy or due to a desire to either explore other opportunities or make advances in their career. Current students would greatly benefit from your knowledge and wisdom as they consider courses of study towards their career goals.  Recent graduates will especially appreciate a CNR mentor to help them navigate and balance their professional and personal lives.

Visit www.mycnr.com to register for the Online Community and sign-up as a Mentor.


A R O U N D  C N R

Christmas in the Castle

President Sweeny welcomed members of the College Community to the annual Christmas party and dinner on January 9, 2009, in the parlors of Leland Castle on the Main Campus. At the
Christmas in The Castle event, CNR’s faculty and staff had an opportunity to visit with colleagues from all of the College’s campuses.


(L.-r.) Special Events Coordinator Deirdre Vise and Director of Special Events Maggie Edmonston “check out” the toys collected by the faculty and staff of CNR for the U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” program.


Advent Giving Tree

The Holy Family Chapel Community service project this Christmas season was the Advent Giving Tree with clothing and toys donated to Providence House and Abraham House. Peer Ministers Sherly Mathew SAS’10 and Ana Maria Nankusu SAS’1o, pictured here, help collect gifts after Mass on December 14, 2008.


Tales of Wonder and Woe Reception

On December 7, 2008, the Castle Gallery held an opening reception for its current exhibition Tales of Wonder and and Woe: Fable and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Art. The exhibition, organized by Susan M. Canning, runs through February 22, 2009. For more opening reception photos click here.


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


"My favorite professors at The College of New Rochelle are those who present challenges to me and all their students."

Hellen Konyango
Year: 2010
Major: International Studies
School: School of Arts & Sciences
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
m o r e

Student Achievement Celebration

On December 11, 2008, the Women’s Studies Committee held a celebration of the outstanding work done throughout the year by students in the School of Arts & Sciences. Students, who were nominated by faculty members, made short presentations of their work in Maura Ballroom. Photographed here are the presenters and faculty members: (l. to r.) Dr. Jennifer Scuro, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Event Coordinator; Estella Ayuk SAS’07,  Dianne Rios SAS’09, Vanessa Walker SAS’09,  Elaine Campos SAS’09, Karyn Mooney SAS’09, Christina Antico SAS’09,  Jee Hee Yoon SAS’08, Megan Showell SAS’09, Shannon Fell SAS’09, Jelena Krstic SAS’10, Sakina Laksimi SAS’10, Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of Women's Studies, and Eileen Schaub SAS’11.


CNR Sends Christmas Cards to U.S. Troops

CNR students take time out on the Main Campus to send Christmas cards to U.S. Troops currently on duty. This special Community Service event, organized by the Office of Campus Ministry, was held in the Student Campus Center on the afternoon of December 11, 2008.


CNR Students Attend United Nations Briefing
on Millennium Development Goal.

CNR students  (l.-r.) Maria Loja SAS’09, Hellen Konyango SAS’10, and Jaimie Pasqua SAS’10 were among a group of 22 CNR students who attended a November 21, 2008 briefing and discussion at the United Nations on the Millennium Development Goal that targets the elimination of extreme poverty around the world. The students also toured the UN and had lunch in the Delegates’ Dining Room. This event was sponsored by the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic College and University Consortium, and the College’s delegation was organized by Rosann Santos-Elliott, Director of Student Development. It was led by Chantell Francis, Graduate Assistant for Student Development, and Dr. Anne McKernan, Director of the International Studies Program.


F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S


“I love The College of New Rochelle community and the opportunity to work in a brand new Center with a wonderful staff. To be able to create and institute first class athletic, intramural, recreational and wellness programming and events is a wonderful challenge. ”

Harold Crocker
Director
CNR Wellness Center
& Intercollegiate Athletics
m o r e

Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor of History and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts & Sciences, was cited in the Quad-City Times of Davenport, Iowa.  The special feature on the 1968 Olympics quoted extensively from Bass’ book, Not the Triumph but the Struggle:  the 1968 Olympic Games and the Making of the Black Athlete, deeming it the definitive source on the black power gesture of Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos.


On December 12, 2008, Dr. Susan Conte, Associate Professor of Guidance & Counseling in the Graduate School, and her colleague, Robert Schavrien, LCSW, presented the workshop Group Theory in Family Practice: An Interactive Workshop in Family Sculpture for the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society at Westchester Medical Center/Behavioral Health in Valhalla, New York. Approximately 35 mental health professionals participated in the workshop, including psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers.


Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, recently published an essay on “Religious and Spiritual Perspectives on Life-Threatening Illness, Dying, and Death” in Decision Making Near the End of Life: Issues, Developments, and Future Directions, edited by J. Werth and D. Blevins and published by Routledge Books. His essay “Survivors’ Weekend: Supporting Those Left Behind” written with A. Doney, D. Gleason, R. Mincher, appeared in The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin in 2008.


Deborah Hunt, Instructor in the School of Nursing, was recently appointed by Adolfo Carrion, Borough President of the Bronx, to serve as a member of Community Board #10. She also serves as a member of the Health and Human Services Committee to promote health and wellness in the community. Hunt also was chosen by the student nurses to be the faculty speaker in December at the Nursing School Pinning Ceremony.


Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico, Associate Professor of Spanish in the School of Arts and Sciences, presented a paper “La ficción histórica de Marta Rojas y la narrativa antiesclavista” ("Marta Rojas'  historical fiction and the antislavery narrative") at the international conference Four Hundred Years of Cuban Literature in Havana, Cuba on November 6, 2008. The week-long conference was organized by the Institute of Literature and Linguistics to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the first Cuban literary text, Espejo de Paciencia (Model of Patience) by Silvestre de Balboa in 1608.


Dr. Walter Sullivan, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School, met with the Education Committee of the New York City Federal Reserve Bank on December 23, 2008, to discuss how the Education Committee of the Bank can assist New York schools in providing resources in economics and personal finances for students. In addition to the professional development component, there was discussion of the moral and ethical issues involved in the study of economics and in personal finances. Members of the Education Committee consist of economists who work at the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan.


Ron Valenti, Assistant Dean and adjunct professor in the Graduate School, contributed one of the lead articles on the nation’s fiscal crisis as it impacts public education, “Trimming Costs in Personnel and Health Care,” in the January 2009 issue of  The School Administrator.  Dr. Valenti was a school superintendent in Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties for over 28 years.

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W O N D E R  A N D  W O E :
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December 7, 2008 -
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S H I P  O F  F O O L S
Portrait Of
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recent paintings and prints
by North Carolina-based artist
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Closing reception
January 25, 2009
3 – 5 p.m
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C O M I N G  E V E N T S
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  Third Annual
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Integral Nursing:
Healing Body, Mind, Spirit

Speaker:
Barbara Dossey

Faculty Panel
Follows the Lecture

Panelists:
Dr. Dorothy Larkin, PhD, RN and Adrienne Wald, EdD(c), MBA, RN

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February 18, 2009
7:00 pm
Maura Ballroom

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The College of New Rochelle
Office of Mission & Identity
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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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COME SEE THE BLUE ANGELS PLAY IN  OUR NEW
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B A S K E T B A L L

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Monday
January 26
CCNY
(Home)
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Saturday
January 31
Alfred University
(Away)
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Monday
February 02
York
(Away)
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Wednesday
February 04
@ USMMAA
Kings Point
7:00
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Friday
February 06
Cooper Union
(Home)
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Tuesday
February 10
St. Joseph s
Brooklyn
(Away)
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Thursday
February 12
HVWAC
Tournament
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Saturday
February 14
HVWAC
Tournament
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February 15
HVWAC
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@ Pratt  

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Monday
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Thursday
January 22
Baruch
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