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  7                                                                                   N O V E M B E R  2 0 0 9


F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

F O U N D E R ’ S  D A Y  E V E N T S
Dr. Christine Firer Hinze speaks on “Follow the Women:
Charting Paths to Economic Justice for All”

As part of the Founder’s Day Celebration for 2009, Dr. Christine Firer Hinze, Professor of Theology at Fordham University, shared her insights on the changing role of women in American society and how key women, from Mother Irene Gill to Sister Dorothy Ann Kelly, advanced the role of women through education, on Thursday evening, October 22, 2009 on the Main Campus. Dr. Firer Hinze was welcomed to the College by (r.) Vice President for Financial Affairs and President-elect Judith Huntington and (l.) Dr. Joan Bailey, Vice President for Mission and Identity, who invited Dr. Firer Hinze to speak at The College of New Rochelle on “Follow the Women: Charting Paths to Economic Justice for All.”  Dr. Hinze has her Ph.D. in Christian Social Ethics from The University of Chicago. Her research interests include Christian social ethics, Catholic social thought, liberationist and feminist ethics, foundational issues in Christian social ethics, power and social transformatioin, and economic ethics in relation to work, family, and gender.

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Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, SDB, Speaks on
“Issues of Catholic Social Justice.”


“Issues of Catholic Social Justice” was the topic of a lecture by Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, SDB on October 23, 2009 on the Main Campus. The event was part of the Founder’s Day celebration. 

Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, is only the second cardinal from Central America. He has spoken out repeatedly on social justice issues and in defense of millions living in abject poverty. He was the Vatican's spokesperson with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on the issue of Third World debt. Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in 1941, he entered the Salesian order in 1970. Eight years later he was appointed Titular Bishop of Pudenziana and Auxiliary Bishop of Tegucigalpa. In 1993 he was named Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, and in 2001 he became his country’s first cardinal. At Commencement in 2008, The College of New Rochelle awarded him an honorary degree.

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2009 Serviam Award Winners Named

The Serviam Award at The College of New Rochelle, inaugurated by the Ursuline Institute and now continued by the College, highlights extraordinary volunteer service to family, church, school, community, society, and/or the larger world. This year’s honorees were recognized on October 22, 2009, at the Founder’s Day luncheon held in the Student Campus Center on the Main Campus. Honorees from the four schools were Miriam Williams, School of New Resources; Leigh LaBrake, Graduate School; Yasmin Molly, School of Nursing; and Natalia Martinez, School of Arts & Sciences.


A R O U N D  C N R

President Sweeny Named One of
Irish Education 100 by Irish Voice Newspaper

Dr. Stephen Sweeny was honored at a reception on October 8, 2009, in New York City as one of the Top 100 Irish Educators in America. The Top 100 list was compiled by Irish Voice and Irish America magazine. This year marks the Irish Voice's inaugural Education 100 list. The awards ceremony was held at the American Irish Historical Society on Fifth Avenue. Of these women and men, Niall O’Dowd, Publisher of the Irish Voice and the Irish America magazine, said, “The Irish created much of modern America. The Irish donated one great institution to America---the Catholic school system which has stood the test of time. The Irish are wonderful educators. They are natural teachers. We are indeed proud that we have been able to identify and acknowledge so many Irish who have put such extraordinary effort into educating generations of Americans from coast to coast.” Publisher O’Dowd with President Sweeny.


Bersaglieri Marching Band Returns from Italy


On October 15, 2009, in celebration of Italian Heritage Month, the College hosted a return visit of the Bersaglieri, a marching band visiting from Bergamo, Italy. The band, dressed in traditional costume and sporting elaborate feathered caps, entertained faculty, staff, and students gathered at the Student Campus Center. Because of the weather, the band performed inside of the Center. The inclement weather, however, did not lessen the grandeur of the performance or the audience’s enjoyment.


Gordon Parks Gallery Present Works of Photographer Toni Parks


A reception was held on October 17, 2009, for Images of Life, an exhibition of the works of photographer Toni Parks, daughter of the legendary artist Gordon Parks. The exhibit is on view at the Gordon Parks Gallery located at the School of New Resources John Cardinal O’Connor Campus through December 18, 2009. Here, from left:  SNR Dean Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd and CNR President Stephen Sweeny greet photographer Toni Parks.


President Honored by Franciscan Friars of the Atonement-Graymoor

Dr. Stephen Sweeny was honored with the Graymoor Award at the 16th annual Sharing Hope Dinner of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement on October 2, 2009, at the Plaza in New York City. Also honored was Archbishop Dolan of New York, who received the Graymoor Sharing Hope Award.  From left: William P. Harrington, Esq.; Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York; V. Rev. James F. Puglisi, SA, Minister General, Franciscan Friars of the Atonement; and Dr. Stephen J. Sweeny, President of the College of New Rochelle.


Last Weekend to See DREAMGIRLS

A final opportunity for those who have not yet seen CNR Drama's production of DREAMGIRLS. DREAMGIRLS runs through November 15, 2009. For perfomance times or to reserve tickets, please call the Box Office at (914) 654-5373.


A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T



The College of New Rochelle’s School of New Resources was THE BIG THING that facilitated my turning my life around. I still remember clearly the receipt of my bachelor’s degree. It was a real sheepskin. As I looked at it, I said to myself  Wow, I’m really a college graduate. I never have to fall again. And I never did.

Rob Carmona SNR79
Executive Director and President
STRIVE International
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MY WAY - An SNR Celebration in the City

Five alumnae/i of the School of New Resources received “The Achievement Award for Life-Long Learning and Service” given by the School of New Resources of The College of New Rochelle. The awards recognize the contributions made by these graduates of SNR to their communities. The alumnae/i were cited for modeling “wisdom for life,’ fostering positive change, and implementing the values of the Ursuline founders of The College of New Rochelle. A reception was held, and the awards presented, on October 19, 2009, at The National Arts Club in New York City. 

Front Row (left to right): June Blain-Joseph 04, Roberta Apuzzo 92, Barbara Grodd 75, Elizabeth Gabriel and Elias Gabriel (behind Elizabeth), accepting for Edward Gabriel 89, and Rev. James A. Kilgore 96. 

Back Row (left to right): Robert Carmona 75, Committee co-chair, Donn Weinberg, entertainer, Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd, SNR Dean, Dr. Dorothy Escribano, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Harold Dow, Master of Ceremony, of CBS 48


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

CNR Student Profile

“I have always wanted to work in international affairs and CNR was the best option to provide a foundation for my future.

Dianne Marques
School: SAS10
Hign School: Saunders Trade
& Technical High School
Hometown: Yonkers, New York
m o r e


Nursing Student Ugo Ogbuagu Wins Veronica O’Day Leadership Award
Undergraduate nursing student Ugo Ogbuagu has won this year’s Veronica O’Day Leadership Award by Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society in Nursing, for her work in developing a Peer Support Group at CNR. Dr. Connie Vance, Professor of Nursing at The College of New Rochelle, nominated Ogbuagu for the award. In winning the award, Ogbuagu says, “I hope that it will encourage other CNR students to get involved.”



CNR Hosts Domestic Violence Symposium

The Office of Student Development and Social Work Department held a symposium, titled, "Perceptions of Rape and Domestic Violence: From 'I Do' to 'He Did'" on October 27, 2009.  Laura Bagnarol (top left), MSW and Adjunct Instructor in Social Work for the School of Arts and Sciences, spoke on the perceptions and problems surrounding domestic, sexua,l and intimate partner violence.  This presentation was complemented by a presentation and the survivor testimony of Karen D. Carroll, RN, Associate Director of the Bronx Sexual Assault Response Team and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. 


An exhibition of The Clothesline Project, a display of t-shirts designed by women who have suffered domestic or sexual violence, organized by the Women's Studies Committee, was on view in the Student Campus Center in cooperation with this program.  For questions and more information about domestic, sexual, or intimate-partner violence, or for counseling on rape or sexual assault, contact CNR Counseling Services at (914) 654-5562 or Victims' Assistance Services, a program of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. at (914) 345.3113.

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CNR Wellness Coaches Present Workshop At Leadership Summit
CNR Wellness Coaches Sasha Winslow SN’10, Hellen Konyango, SAS’11, and Erika Alvarado, SAS’12  presented a workshop “Are My Relationships Healthy” at the Giolai Girls Leadership Summit held at Mercy College. The Leadership Summit was part of “Make A Difference Day” where high school students were given leadership training and participated in volunteer activities, including creating a garden for patients at the VA Hospital. The participation of the CNR students was arranged by Adrienne Wald, Director of Wellness Education and Programming.


S P O R T S  A T  C N R

CNR Volleyball Team Wins 2009 HVWAC Championship

The College of New Rochelle Blue Angels Volleyball Team is the new HVWAC 2009 Tournament Champions. They upset Sarah Lawrence, Pratt, and Medgar Evers Colleges to win the title on November 1, 2009. CNR also went undefeated in conference play this season. CNR junior Patrice Marshall was named 2009 HVWAC Tournament MVP. In the semifinal and championship games, Marshall tallied 32 digs, 10 kills, five aces, and a block. The junior committed only five hitting errors in 53 attempts. Three CNR players, Zena Jamal SAS'12, Elizabeth Johnson SAS'13, and Kristina Nilaj SAS'13 were named to the 2009 All Conference Team.


Alyssa Beasley SAS'12 Wins HVWAC Cross Country Championship

CNR sophomore Alyssa Beasley SAS’12 captured 1st place in the women's HVWAC championship race at Purchase College on October 25, 2009. Alyssa, running with four others behind the leader over the first mile, came out of the pack to challenge Sarah Lawrence's Erica Nichols and take 1st - winning in 22:26 by 6 seconds. CNR's Cynthia Rodriquez SAS’11 finished in 15th place with a time of 25.30 to win her first medal of the season. Nine runners from The College of New Rochelle competed in this championship race.


CNR Student Selected as HVWAC Volleyball Rookie of the Week

Elizabeth Johnston SAS’13 was selected as HVWAC Volleyball Rookie of the Week for the two weeks in a row in October 2009.. A strong hitter, freshman Johnston plays middle on the Volleyball Team and recently was named captain due to her performance and leadership abilities. As a player she is averaging per game: 3 aces; 12 digs; 8 kills; and 2 blocks.


F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

Retired Faculty Return To CNR

Retired faculty of The College of New Rochelle were welcomed back on October 18, 2009, at a reception held in Leland Castle. The group that gathered represented hundreds of years of experience in CNR’s classrooms, ranging from 1946 through 2008. The alumnae/i who attended to the reception did so to recognize and share stories with their former teachers who influenced their careers and lives. More such gatherings are being planned by the Office of College Advancement.


“CNR is a small College and a tight-knit community. This allows me to get to know and help my students and our graduates develop long term strategies to be successful in their careers.”

Diane Spizzirro
Career Counselor
Office of Counseling and Career Services
The College of New Rochelle
m o r e

Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor of History and Honors Program Director, published a book, Those About Him Remained Silent: the Battle over W.E.B. Du Bois (University of Minnesota Press). The book explores the complex intersection of global politics, racism, and cold war patriotism by investigating the controversial movement in the late 1960s to memorialize Du Bois in his hometown of Great Barrington, Massachsuetts. The book has been nominated for the Liberty Legacy Award, the Lawrence Levine Prize in cultural history,  the Merle Curti award in social history, Columbia University's Bancroft Prize, and Massachusetts Book Award,


Dr. Kristin Berman, Associate Professor of Childhood & Gifted Education in the Graduate School, recently published several articles in academic journals and books including: Drama. In Barbara Kerr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent, published by Sage Publications.  Dr. Berman will also be delivering a keynote address at the First Annual Education Conference for Independent Schools in Kuwait entitled: “21st Century Skills: What Do Our Children Need to Succeed in a Global Society?”


Dr. Susan A. Conte, Associate Professor in the Graduate School/Human Services Division, this last August participated in Dr. Steven Hayes' week-long workshop, “Acceptance and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice,” a program for clinicians at the Cape Cod Institute, Eastham, MA. .


Dr. Andrea DeCapua, Assistant Professor of Multicultural and Multilingual Education in the Graduate School, published Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education: A Guide for Educators. The book was published by the University of Michigan Press.


Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School, was part of the faculty for the fourth year of the City of Hope Medical Center's ACE or Advocating for Clinical Excellence Program. ACE is a five-year nationally funded program to develop end-of-life training for psychological and spiritual care professionals in medical centers and hospitals throughout the US. It is meant to supplement other national training programs such as EPEC (aimed at physicians) and ELNEC (designed for nurses).


Terri Eberle, Director of Government Relations, has been appointed to serve on New Rochelle’s Sustainability Advisory Board. New Rochelle is only one of three municipalities nationwide to be selected by the international organization ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability to receive support and resources to craft model municipal planning documents.  


Dr. Teri Kwal Gamble, Professor of Communication Studies in the Graduate School, and her husband are completing work on the 10th edition of Communication Works for McGraw-Hill Publishers. More than 400 colleges and universities across the United States use this textbook in their communication courses.


Dr. Esta M. Rapoport, Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Graduate School, new book ADHD and Social Skills: A Step by Step Guide for Teachers and Parents, has just been published by Rowman and Littlefield.


Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, is co-investigator, along with faculty from Penn State Lehigh Valley, on evaluation research regarding community programs for seniors. This study was commissioned by the Housing Authority of Allentown, PA.


Dr. Alice Siegel, Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Graduate School, spoke at the Pan African Conference spoke in Tanzania in August 2009. Her presentation was entitled “The Struggle to Read: the Road Out of Poverty.” It was an outgrowth of her work in Tanzania’s urban school districts.


Emily Stern, Associate Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, participated in a group exhibition “Degrees of Density” at Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY, from June 6 to July 12, 2009. Over the summer, Professor Stern also worked at the Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York City and her work is currently in a group exhibition “Body Language” at the Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA. The exhibition will be up until November 21, 2009.


Dr. Stephanie Squires, Associate Professor of Special Education, & Dr. Laurie Dubos, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, both of the Graduate School, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. The session was entitled “Preparing graduate students for collaborative teaching: A model for a practicum experience in co-teaching.” The paper was a direct result of a CNR faculty fund project on collaborative teaching.


Adrienne Wald, Director of Wellness Education and Programming, made a presentation on “Making Advocacy Matter at the Local Level and Beyond” on November 7, 2009 at the Society of Public Health Education's 60th Annual Conference in Philadelphia. She also attended the American Public Health Association's 137th conference, also in Philadelphia.


The recent issue of the ARTherapy  journal (the official journal of the American Art Therapy Association) is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the American Art Therapy Association. In comments made by Dr. Gary Barlow, the editor of the journal from 1983 - 1992, he refers to an article written by Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf, Professor of Art in the Graduate School, and published in the journal in 1985, titled:  “Image Induction in the Countertransference: A Revision of the Totalistic View,” as an article that stood out in his mind as an important contribution to the field, being on a topic that was then quite fertile for discussion and elaboration. To read aricle, click here

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Installation Art
Takafumi Ide and Beili Liu
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A Lecture by
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President Emeritus,
Georgetown University
Tuesday
December 8, 2009
Romita Auditorium
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S P O R T S

COME SEE
THE BLUE ANGELS
PLAY IN  OUR NEW
WELLESS CENTER
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B A S K E T B A L L
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Sunday
November 15, 2009
12 p.m.
Cooper Union
Home Game
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Tuesday
November 17, 2009
York College
Home Game
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Thursday
November 19, 2009
8 p.m.
@ Yeshiva
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Saturday
November 21, 2009
7 p.m.
SUNY Old Westbury
Home Game
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Tuesday
November 24, 2009
6 p.m. 
Centenary College
Home Game
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Tuesday
December 01, 2009
7 p.m.
SUNY Morrisville
Home Game
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Thursday
December 3, 2009
7 p.m.
Bard
Home Game
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Saturday
December 5, 2009
All Day  Basketball
Dr. Betty Shabazz
Tournament
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Sunday
December 6, 2009
All Day  Basketball
Dr. Betty Shabazz Tournament
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Consolation and Finals
for the Tournament.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
7 p.m.
NYCCT
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Saturday
December 12, 2009
1 p.m.
@ SUNY Purchase
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Wednesday
January 13, 2010
7 p.m.
Hunter College
Home Game
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Sunday
January 17, 2010
1 p.m.
Alfred University
Home Game
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Thursday
January 21, 2010
7 p.m.
@ Albany College of Pharmacy
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Saturday
January 23, 2010
3 p.m.
@ Cooper Union
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Tuesday
January 26, 2010
7 p.m.
@ Vassar College
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Thursday
January 28, 2010
6 p.m.
@ Fairleigh Dickinson
 - Florham
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Friday
January 29, 2010
7:00 PM
CCNY
Home Game
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Monday
February 01, 2010
7 p.m.
vs. Medgar Evers

Tuesday
February 02, 2010
7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's - Brooklyn
Home Game
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Tuesday
February 09, 2010
7 p.m.
USMMA - King's Point
Home Game
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Friday, February 12, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn College
Home Game
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CNR is hosting the
Hudson Valley
Women's Athletic
Conference
Basketball
Championship!
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Saturday
February 20, 2010
6 p.m.
HVWAC
Basketball
Championship
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Sunday
February 21, 2010
2 - 8 p.m.
HVWAC
Basketball
Championship
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Home games
are played at the
CNR Wellness Center

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S W I M M I N G
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Monday
November 16, 2009
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
York College &
SUNY Old Westbury
Tri-Meet
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Wednesday
November 18, 2009
6 p.m.
@ John Jay
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Tuesday,
November 24, 2009
7 p.m.
St. Joseph's LI
Home Game
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Friday
December 4, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
HVWAC Swim
Invitational
Wellness Center
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Home matches
are played at the
CNR Wellness Center

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V O L L E Y B A L L
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 CONGRATULATIONS TO
The College of
New Rochelle
B L U E  A N G E L S
Volleyball Team
HVWAC
2009 Tournament
C H A M P I O N S