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  6                                                                                    O C T O B E R  2 0 0 9


F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

CNR Elects Judith Huntington As 13th President

The College of New Rochelle Board of Trustees has announced the election of Judith Huntington as the 13th president of the College, effective July 1, 2011. She will succeed Stephen J. Sweeny, Ph.D., who has served as president since 1997. Huntington joined the College in 2001 as Vice President for Financial Affairs, assuming full responsibility for all fiscal issues involving the College.  Her experience includes more than 20 years in the financial arena, working with not-for-profits and specializing in higher education.

Read CNR Board of Trustees Chair Michael N. Ambler's letter


Class of 2013 Welcomed to CNR

President Sweeny greets a member of the Class of 2013 at the 2009 Freshman Convocation.

The Freshmen Convocation for the Class of 2013 was held on September 8, 2009 in Maura Ballroom. 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 new students to the College. The students signed the Class Matriculation Book and were presented with a gift from the College. Mary Dawson McGuinness, Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing, spoke to the students about the challenges and opportunities that awaited them in their new educational venture. The convocation concluded with a reflection by Dr. Sweeny on the Class Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.”


A R O U N D  C N R

Opening of School Year Meeting & Dinner

Prior to the meeting, a opening prayer service was held in honor of Dorothy Ann Kelly. O.S.U.

On September 25, 2009 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 many years of service to The College of New Rochelle, James Bellamy, Sodexo Services  (l.)  and Anthony Santacroce, Sodexo Services (r.)  pose with President Stephen J.  Sweeny (c.)

Click here for 2009 Service Anniversaries List


CNR Executive Team Attend
ACCU Catholic Higher Education Seminar in Rome

Pope Benedict XVI addressing the seminar attendees.

Dr. Stephen Sweeny, Dr. Ellen Curry-Damato, Dr. Dorothy Escribano, and Judith Huntington, with Board of Trustees member Anne Vitale, attended the fifth annual Rome Seminar of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in June 2009. The seminar, “U.S. Catholic Higher Education in a Global Context,” explored the intellectual and spiritual legacy of the Catholic Church in order to strengthen and promote the mission of Catholic higher education in the United States.


While attending the conference, the Executive Team met up by chance with New York’s Archbishop Dolan, who was in Rome to receive the pallium, a symbol of his office as an archbishop, from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, at St. Peter’s Basilica.


Dr. Joan Bailey Appointed Vice President for Mission and Identity
On August 18, 2009 President Sweeny announced that Dr. Joan Bailey, Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity, had rejoined the College’s Executive Team as Vice President for Mission and Identity. In his letter to the Community, Dr. Sweeny said, “This change means that Joan’s very rich experience of more than 35 years at CNR and her wise counsel will be available to me and the other Vice Presidents.”




Opening of School Year Mass

On September 15, 2009, the CNR Community gathered in Maura Ballroom to celebrate the opening of the new academic year at a special Mass celebrated by Fr. Josephy Flynn, OFM Cap.


Ana Fontoura appointed new Dean of Gill Library
On July 1, 2009, Ana Fontoura was appointed Dean of Gill Library. In making the appointment, President Stephen Sweeny said, “Ana Fontoura is an outstanding librarian. She has impressive expertise in library technology, is known for notable leadership skills and has distinguished herself in her teaching ability and in her ability to work effectively with colleagues and students alike. She is passionate for the mission of the College and, in extensive governance service, has been one of our most active citizens.” Dean Fontoura joined the College in 1987.  She is a highly regarded member of the Library faculty who has made a significant contribution to the Library over her tenure and who possesses impressive leadership skills which will serve the Library and College well into the future.  She holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College, the Master of Science in Library Science from Queens College of the City University of New York, and the Master of Science in Gerontology from the College.


Second Annual Fitness For Life Day Held At CNR
On Thursday, September 17, 2009, the 2nd Annual Fitness For Life! Day was held on the Main Campus. The day was filled with activities to promote an active, healthy lifestyle. Events included a 1 mile fun run/walk, seminars, workshops, and exhibits.  Defending champion Alyssa Beasley SAS‘12, captain of the CNR Cross Country team, won First Place: Student in the Fun Run in 6:44. Eliot Bank, IT staff, missed the start of the race but was able to close the gap and finished First Place: Staff” with a time of 6:55.


The day’s activities concluded with a lecture by women’s running pioneer Kathrine Switzer speaking on “Empowering Women Through Athletics” in Romita Auditorium. Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.

Click here to watch video of Kathrine Switzer speaking at CNR's Fitness For Life! Day lecture.


Gallery Hosts Opening Reception for “three women”

The Castle Gallery hosted an opening reception on September 13, 2009 for the first exhibition of its 2009-10 season, three women, a multi-media exhibit featuring the works of artists Joan Giroux, Whitney Huber, and Lisa Kaftori. The exhibit runs through November 8, 2009.  

Three women, collaboratively curated by the three artists, features sculpture, video, installation and performance.  “The exhibit invites visitors to explore interconnections between the social, emotional, and material textures of women’s lives: paper, flowers, glass, silk, water, sugar, steel, thread, strawberries, buttons, ink, dresses, and neon,” says Dr. Jean Petrolle, author of Religion Without Belief: Contemporary Allegory and the Search for Postmodern Faith.

The Gallery will also present an Artist Panel on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.  The exhibit, reception and artist panel are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Castle Gallery website by clicking here.


A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T


My CNR experience not only provided a strong academic program, but also an environment that fostered honest inquiry and an openness to the diversity of thought, opinion, and values. Such a grounding has served me very well.
 
Colleen Scanlon, RN, JD, GS ‘84
Senior Vice President, Advocacy
Catholic Health Initiatives
m o r e


Class of ’51 Holds Joint 80th Birthday Party


On July 15, 2009, The College of New Rochelle’s Class of ’51 held a joint 80th birthday party to celebrate their lives and long friendships. The luncheon was hosted by Eileen McEntegart, who said, “The spirit of our class was very present with all the laugher and talk. Kay Rees Klein brought the sign from our Junior Year show ‘Never Felt Better’. And although one wit exclaimed, ‘Are you kidding?’ I know it was true for the four plus hours we were together.” A total of 38 classmates attended the reunion/birthday party.


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

CNR Student Profile

I think that the best thing about CNR is making new friends, people that I would probably have never met if I hadn't come to college here. My classmates are the most satisfying aspect of school for me.  It's great to be around like-minded people. It really is.

Jayne Aguilar Howard
Year: 2010
School:
Schoool of New Resources
Hometown: 
  Philadelphia, PA
m o r e


Wellness Coaches at CNR
A new opportunity for CNR students begins this fall on the Main Campus. Undergraduates will be trained by Adrienne Wald, Director of Wellness Education & Programs, to facilitate health and wellness educational programming for the CNR Community.


Housewarming Party for SNR Brooklyn Student

(L. to r): Fr. Joe Flynn, Suzette Walker-Vega, Judith Balfe, Dr. Joan Bailey, Rodney Samuels, Helen Wolf, Arcelina Vega, and Lynda Magrath.

Members of the CNR Community gathered on June 25, 2009 for a housewarming party to benefit SNR Brooklyn student Yvette Smith whose apartment, which she shared with her husband and young son, burned down on Christmas day. The newly purchased or gently-used items donated by the CNR Community will help Yvette and her family as they prepare for a new home this summer.


Students Take Service Learning Course
SAS students taking Adolescent Psychology this fall will have the opportunity to earn one credit by doing “service learning” at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle as part of Isaac Young’s 21st Century Grant Program. This after school program is designed to meet the many needs of the middle school child, and CNR students will provide mentorship to the children. 


SNR Students Visit the Big Apple
Student in the School of New Resources Summer Institute class, “New York City as a Cultural Environment,”visited New York City over the weekend of August 15, 2009. Here they stopped off at the Empire State Building.

First row (l. to r.) William Caruth, Anne Lyerly, Michelle Giordano, Jessica Colon, and Danielle McGill. Second row (l. to r.) Professor Laurie Castaldo, Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jason Mack, Jamie Morales, and Jason Jones.


F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

What truly excites me here at CNR is the opportunity to offer all of our students, and our faculty and staff at the College, a variety of educational programs to enhance their individual, and our collective wellness; this is a great challenge and truly rewarding.

Adrienne Wald                                
Director of
Wellness Education and Programs

The College of New Rochelle
m o r e

Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program in the School of Arts & Sciences, participated in a panel entitled “Beckham in America” at the Kicking and Screening International Soccer Film Festival in New York City on July 16, 2009.  Along with American soccer star Alexi Lalas and journalist Adam Spangler, Dr. Bass dissected the arrival of Beckham into Major League Soccer, gauging his impact on the United States thus far.


Dr. Elena Bront de Avila, Campus Director of the School of New Resources in New Rochelle, made a presentation on June 22, 2009 at the Gordon Conference held at Colby College in Maine. The presentation entitled Developing Chemical Thinking: A Constructivist Approach  is the result of research completed with Dr. Luis Avila, Lecturer at Columbia University. On the weekend of October 21-23, 2009 Dr. Bront de Avila will made a presentation entitled, A Contextual-Collaborative-Constructivist Approach in an Adult Learner Classroom at the 28th Annual Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult and Continuing, Extension and Community Education.


Dr. Susan Conte, Associate Professor of Guidance & Counseling in the Graduate School, conducted an in-service workshop on Understanding Self-Injury Among Adolescents  for school social workers, health teacher administrators, and counselors on April 15, 2009 at Harrison High School.


John Coyne, Manager of Communications, and author of the recently published novel, The Caddie Who Played With Hickory, was the keynote speaker on August 1, 2009 at the Chick Evans Scholarship Awards dinner in Chicago. The Evans Scholarship program of the Western Golf Association has given full academic scholarships to more than 9,000 students. Today's scolarship wnners - 859 women and men - are studying at 14 major colleges and universities in the Midwest.


Dr. Ken Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, received an award as an End-of-Life Champion from the Idaho End-of-Life Coalition at their annual meeting held July 22, 2009, in Boise, Idaho. On August 21, 2009, he was the keynote speaker at the Diversity in End-of-Life Care conference for elder care attorneys held in Chicago.


Dr. Constance Iervolino, Associate Professor of Education in the Graduate School, was a featured guest on the weekly Sirius Radio program, The Catholic Hour, speaking on “Surviving and Thriving through Change.”


Dr. Frank Rizza, Assistant Professor of Career Development & Counseling in the Graduate School, made a presentation on Using Holland’s Codes to Assist in Career Choice at the Canoe Creek Charter Academy in St. Cloud, FL, in January 2009.


Dr. Robert Wolf, Professor of Studio Art in the Graduate School, presented a photo therapy training seminar on Integration of Digital Technology at St. Thomas Aquinas College in April 2009.

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College of Staten Island
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Sunday
October 11
 Brooklyn College
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Sunday
October 18
Hunter College
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Sunday
October 25
HVWAC Championships

@ Purchase
10 a.m.

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October 3
NYCCT (H)
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October 10
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October 13
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October 16
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Cooper Union (H)
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Brooklyn (H)
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October 3
HVWAC Tournament

US Tennis Center    
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 March 21, 2010
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 Kean
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Kean

Tri Match
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October 10
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SUNY Purchase (H)

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