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Ursulines Celebrate 475th Anniversary

As part of a series of worldwide celebrations, Ursuline Sisters gathered at The College of New Rochelle's Main Campus on November 20, 2010 to commemorate the 475th anniversary of the founding of the Order of St. Ursula. A Mass honoring this event was held in the College's Holy Family Chapel where Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York delivered the homily.
        The Company of St. Ursula was established in 1535 in Brescia, Italy, by St. Angela Merici and the Ursulines came to New York in 1855.
First known as The College of St. Angela, The College of New Rochelle was founded by the Ursulines in 1904, becoming the first Catholic college for women in New York State.


Reception Opens Castle Gallery's
Collection of Gordon and Toni Parks' Photographs

Toni Parks was in attendance at the opening reception of Bridging The Gap.

A reception was held for the opening of the Castle Gallery's winter exhibition Bridging The Gap on December 12, 2010. The exhibition features selections from the College's collection of Gordon Parks and Toni Parks photographs. The exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2011.
        For more information about Castle Gallery's exhibition Bridging The Gap, click here.
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CNR’s Kate Canty Crèche Collection
In conjunction with this exhibition, CNR will simultaneously mount its annual Holiday Exhibition from CNR’s Kate Canty Crèche Collection in Leland Castle parlors.





A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

“My children say I was born to be a nurse, but I don’t think so. I just treat my patients like I’d want my family to be treated. It took me about three years [to complete my degree] because I took one class at a time, I wasn’t counting. Before I knew it, it was over. Everyone at CNR was so helpful to me.

Anne Marie Mingot SN’07
Cancer Care Technician
Calvary Hospital
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A R O U N D  C N R

The Office of Mission and Identity
Presents a Lecture by Rev. Leo J. O'Donovan

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(L.-r.): Vice President of Mission and Identity Dr. Joan Bailey, CNR President Stephen J. Sweeny, Rev. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., and  President-elect Judith Huntington.

The College of New Rochelle Office of Mission and Identity presented a lecture by Rev. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. entitled “The Holy Family’s Flight Into Egypt and Today’s Refugees” on December 8, 2010, on the Main Campus of the College.
        Rev. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. is president emeritus of Georgetown University, past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and esteemed Trustee of The College of New Rochelle. Father Leo studied with Fr. Karl Rahner, S.J., at the University of Muenster and has written extensively about Rahner’s theology, including an introductory volume, A World of Grace.  In addition to publishing theological articles in systematic theology, he has written art criticism for America, Commonweal, The Washingtonian, Stimmen der Zeit (Munich), and The National Catholic Reporter.

TO WATCH VIDEO of “The Holy Family’s Flight Into Egypt and Today’s Refugees” Lecture, click here.



CNR Blue Angels Volleyball Team wins
HVWAC Championship and recognizes Player of the Week

Congratulations to the CNR Blue Angels volleyball team who defended their title and successfully repeated as Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference (HVWAC) Champions. HVWAC Sports Information wrote that it was "one of the closest and most exciting seasons of HVWAC volleyball." CNR student Elizabeth Johnston was named the Tournament MVP, and two CNR students, Elizabeth Johnston and Patrice Marshall, were selected for the All-Conference Team.
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        HVWAC also named junior Zena Jamal Volleyball Player of the Week on October 12. Zena, a nursing major, is a setter for the Blue Angels Volleyball team. On the HVWAC website announcement, it said that “In a five-set conference win over St. Joseph’s, Jamal dished out 34 assists and served up 11 aces, nearly posting a triple-double with eight digs.” She is from Poughkeepsie, NY, and a member of the Student Government, LEEP, and SAAC organizations.
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The Hunger Banquet Raises Hunger Awareness

First row (r-l): Tazmin Uddin SAS’13, Nelsi Peguero SAS’13, Gene Green SAS‘12
Second row (r-l): Mary-Elizabeth Smith-Mitchell  SAS’12, Karina Adlawn SN’12, Akosuah Agyei  SAS’13, Christine Biskup SAS’13, Alicia Hinton SN’11, Jazmin Davis SN’12, and Hellen Konyango SAS ‘11

Participants at the Hunger Banquet, hosted by Campus Ministry on November 10, 2010, had a first-hand experience of the unequal divide of the world’s food resources. Students, faculty, and staff were arbitrarily divided into low, middle and high income groups, and served a meal appropriate to their income level. A few participants enjoyed waiters and fine china, while most were served a small amount of rice while sitting on the floor.
        The Hunger Banquet is a program which raises awareness and suggests ways to combat hunger in the world. Participants were asked to write their congressional representatives about the Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation, also known as the CNR bill, which asks that funds for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) not be cut. A strong Child Nutrition bill is a key step in reaching the President Obama’s goal of ending childhood hunger in the United States by 2015.


The Wellness Center Receives 2010 American Architecture Award

The College of New Rochelle’s state-of-the-art Wellness Center has received The American Architecture Award for 2010 from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
        The Museum received over 1,000 projects for new buildings, landscapes architecture, and urban planning from firms across the U.S. for consideration by The Chicago Athenaeum. The 2010 Jury for Awards was held in Istanbul, Turkey, and the awarded 47 projects for 2010 were selected by a distinguished group of Turkish architects, educators, and journalists.
        This facility, designed by ikon.5 Architects, consists of technologically equipped learning spaces for classroom instruction, conferences and seminars, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a gymnasium equipped with arena-style bleachers, competition-size basketball and volleyball courts, an interior running track suspended above the gym floor, and a six-lane NCAA competition swimming pool.
        Designed to holistically address and enhance all aspects of wellness -- mind, body and spirit -- The Wellness Center also houses a meditation room and contemplation roof garden. The ecological design of the building as a metaphor for wellness is certificated by the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System®. Since its completion in 2008, the Center for Wellness at The College of New Rochelle has received ten national and international awards.


Serviam Awards Bestowed Upon Four Students

Pictured with CNR President Stephen J. Sweeny are (l.-r.) Tanysha Farley, Zena Jamal, Kristen Diaz, and Jane Fitzpatrick.

During CNR’s Founder’s Day celebration on October 19, 2010, four CNR students were presented with Serviam Awards for outstanding community service.  Established by the Ursuline Institute and continued by the College, the annual awards honor those students who best embody the Ursuline philosophy of Serviam (I will serve) and support the College’s mission of education for service.  This year’s recipients are Kristen Diaz of the School of Arts & Sciences, Tanysha Farley of the School of New Resources-Co-op City Campus, Zena Jamal of the School of Nursing, and Jane Fitzpatrick of the Graduate School. m o r e


Domestic Violence Awareness Event Held at CNR

Pictured here are (l.-r.) Karen D. Carroll, Dr. Judith Gordon, Rebecca deSimone, and Dr. Richard Thompson.

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as part of its educational mission, CNR presented “Sexual Assault: It’s Everybody’s Business,” a film and talk on the topic of domestic violence and other issues of victimization of women on October 19, 2010. The talk was given by Karen D. Carroll, RN SANE-A, NY-SAFE. Ms. Carroll is the Associate Director of the Bronx Sexual Assault Response Team, and has been a licensed registered nurse in the State of New York for more than 30 years.
        The film No, The Rape Documentary was shown, a discussion followed, and representatives of Victims Assistance Services, a component of WestCOP, were available to provide additional resources. This event was sponsored by the Social Work Department and the Women's Studies Program of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of Student Development.


Fifth of July Opens CNR Drama Season
CNR Drama, The College of New Rochelle’s renowned dramatic society, opened its 2010-11 season with the award-winning play by Lanford Wilson, Fifth of July. The production opened on November 12, 2010 and ran through November 20, 2010.
        Fifth of July is an eight-character comedy-drama that takes place in the late 1970s. The first of Wilson’s trilogy based on the Talley family of Lebanon, MO, the play follows a group of burned out 1960s radicals as they attempt to come to terms with, and find forgiveness for, one another in this post-Vietnam era. A precursor to the film The Big Chill, Fifth of July captures a benevolent spirit, one in which, as Ben Brantley wrote of a recent revival, shows a “boundless empathy that is Mr. Wilson's hallmark as a dramatist.”
        The production featured Colin Pritchard of Harrison in the central role of Kenneth Talley, Jr.  CNR students Amelia Ellis, Adam Welsh, Jordan Garrett, Darianna Parra, and Ian Kreisberg were also featured, along with Nancy Jane Blake of Peekskill and BJ Markus of the Bronx. The play was directed by Laurie Castaldo, administrator and adjunct instructor at the College.
        CNR Drama has the distinction of being the campus club with the longest uninterrupted tenure in the College’s history.  


Sustainability Garden Harvested

This fall students in at least five classes toured the campus garden and sampled produce as part of course assignments. In mid October, the student group WILDE (Women in Lasting Defense of the Environment) sponsored “Harvest Celebration” by harvesting the crops planted in May: tomatoes, Swiss chard, beets, and spinach. Students then shared the harvest with members of the CNR Community from tables outside the Student Campus Center.


CNR Art Exhibit Raises Money for Charity

The Fine Art Exhibition and Silent Auction, Art for Charity: Creating Critical Linkages, held in the Mooney Center Gallery from September 25 through October 17, 2010, brought in more than $2,000 for a wide variety of charities specified by each individual artist. Fifteen CNR graduates and former and current faculty donated their artwork. The event was organized, designed, and curated by Professors Patricia St. John and Robert Wolf.


Lecture on Ursulines Given by Scott Appleby
The Office of Mission and Identity presented “How Ursulines Overcame Nativism, Feminized Higher Education and Helped Catholics Become Americans,” a lecture by Scott Appleby, Professor of History and the John M. Regan Jr. Director of Kroc Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture, a part of the Sr. Alice Gallin Lecture Series, was held on November 9, 2010.
        A historian (Ph.D., University of Chicago) who studies modern religions and their capacity for both violence and peacebuilding, Appleby is the author or editor of several books, including Strong Religion (2003, with Gabriel Almond and Emmanuel Sivan); The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation (2000); Spokesmen for the Despised: Fundamentalist Leaders of the Middle East (1997) and Being Right: Conservative Catholics in America (1995).
        From 1988 to 1993 Appleby was co-director of an interdisciplinary study of global religious resurgence; it culminated in the publication of the five-volume Fundamentalism Project, which he edited with Martin E. Marty.  Appleby co-chaired the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Task Force on Religion in U.S. Foreign Policy, which produced the report, "Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy" (2010).  A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the recipient of three honorary doctorates.

TO WATCH VIDEO of “How Ursulines Overcame Nativism, Feminized Higher Education and Helped Catholics Become Americans” Lecture, click here.


CNR Recognizes HS Women Artists at 17th Annual Event
CNR’s 17th Annual High School Women Artists’ Exhibition closed with an awards ceremony on the Main Campus in New Rochelle. The annual competition, created to offer aspiring young female artists nationwide the opportunity to showcase their two- and three-dimensional works, drew 146 entries from 51 different high schools in New York and New Jersey. This year’s winners were: Jenny Lin of West Babylon High School who took first place for her work “Falling City, Burning Sky;” Noelia Abreu of New Rochelle High School who took second place for “Amber;” and Sydney Newman of Ardsley High School who took third place for “Untitled.”
        The show, which included work in acrylic paint, photography, charcoal, pencil, clay, mixed media, and oil, also presented Juror’s Choice Awards to: Ariyan Wilkenson of Essex Valley High School for “After is The Before of the End,” selected by Judith Weber, artist, founder of Media Loft and president of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts; Sydney Gray of Blind Brook High School for “Walking on Water,” selected by Jesse Sanchez, artist and president of the New Rochelle Art Association; and Carly Moreno of Pearl River High School for “Babysitting,” selected by Kenise Barnes, curator and owner of Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont.


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

Student Profile

I wasn’t growing anymore and I wanted to start growing again. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted at the beginning, but I knew I wanted more. The administration at the School of New Resources, they believed in me and they got me back into school.”

Henry Wood
School of New Resources
Class of 2011
Concentration: Psychology
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Students Make Presentation at BACCHUS Conference

Sasha Morgan SN’11, Hellen Konyango SAS’11, Tania Veloz SAS’12, and Yelitza Castanos SN’11 made a one-hour presentation entitled “The Power of Partnerships: Leveraging Resources for Wellness Education” for the BACCHUS Network General Assembly Conference on November 4, 2010, in Indianapolis, IN. All four students are Wellness Coaches at CNR.
    The BACCHUS Network is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. The BACCHUS philosophy is that students can play a uniquely effective role−unmatched by professional educators−in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about, and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward high-risk health and safety issues.
    Dr. Adrienne Wald, Director of Wellness Education and Wellness Coach Advisor, along with Marie Serina, Director of Health Services, accompanied the group. Dr. Wald provided guidance and editorial support in preparing the proposal and program.


Class Holds Mock Vienna Tribunal for Women’s Rights

The Global Perspective on Women's Human Rights class in the School of Arts & Sciences held a mock Vienna Tribunal on October 27, 2010. The Tribunal was a forum for women to share their stories in which their human rights were violated to promote the accountability of the individuals, governments, or groups who have violated the human rights of women worldwide. Pictured here is student Alexandra Artis, who is sharing the story of the fictional Esperanza Restrepo, a drug mule in Columbia.


Students get “Pretty Glamorous In Pink” for Breast Cancer
At this fun student event, “Pretty Glamorous in Pink,” students gathered in Ursula Hall on the evening of October 20, 2010, to get pink highlights, bake desserts, make personalized t-shirts, and learn more about breast cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.









Students Celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights

Students enjoyed henna tattoos, traditional Indian music and food, and learned about Indian culture on November 8, 2010. Rajwant Sandhu SN’11 organized the event to celebrate the Indian holiday Diwali, the five-day Festival of Lights, which began on November 5. Pictured is Samantha Avery SAS’12.
 


New CNR "Be Boundless" Video

TO WATCH VIDEO from the Admissions Office that features Prof. Nick Smart, Chair of the English Department, School of Arts & Sciences, discussing the advantages of the College of New Rochelle's close proximity to New York City, click here.


F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts & Sciences and SAS Honors Program Director, gave a talk at the University of Massachusetts entitled Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? on October 28, 2010.  Dr. Bass was invited as a Feinberg Distinguished Lecturer in History.


Dr. Kristen Berman, Associate Professor in the Graduate School, led a break-out session entitled “Translating 21th Century Skills into the Classroom with Aesthetic Education” at the AGATE (Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education) Conference on Friday, November 5, 2010. She also co-led the “Welcome” to the Conference with Audrey Dowling, President of AGATE. The Graduate School hosted the conference.


Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, received the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society's Zeta Omega Research Award and will be known as a Zeta-Omega Scholar for 2010-2011. She was also inducted into the New York Academy of Medicine.
    Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing; Dr. Launette Woolforde SON’03, Corporate Director of Nursing Education at North Shore/LIU Health System; and Dr. Connie Vance, Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, submitted an abstract to the International Council of Nursing that was recently accepted for presentation in Malta in May 2011.  The presentation is titled The First Career Stage in Nursing: A Critical Link to the Future of Professional Nursing Practice.


Dr. Faith Kostel-Hughes, Associate Professor of Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Diane Quandt, Associate Professor of Education in the School of Arts & Sciences, and Dr. Roxanne Zimmer, Associate Professor of Communication Arts in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented CNR’s  “Sustainability Garden as a Learning Tool” during a poster session at the annual Environmental Consortium Conference in October. They were joined by SAS freshman Kayla Cummings who has been awarded a mentor research scholarship. The theme of this year’s conference was the regional foodshed in the greater Hudson Valley. Farmers joined policy makers, students, staff, and faculty from area colleges in identifying concerns, challenges, and opportunities. The conference was the subject of NY Times article, October 18, 2010, “Keeping Agriculture Alive Near New York City,” by Peter Applebome.


Dr. Diane Quandt, Dr. Ruth Zealand, Associate Professors of Education in the School of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Alice Siegel, Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Graduate School, and Dr. Stephanie Squires, Associate Professor of Special Education in the Graduate School, made a presentation on Innovative Pedagogical Practices at the Fall 2010 conference “An Inclusive Vision for Teacher Education: Exploring Issues of Engagement.” The NYSATE-NYACTE conference was held in Saratoga Springs on October 21-22, 2010.


Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, spoke on “Making Mother Modern: Expert Knowledge and the Discipline of American, English, and Irish Mothers, 1870-1930,” as part of the York University Graduate Program in Women's Studies Seminar Series, on October 26, 2010, at York University, Toronto, Canada.


Dr. Nick Smart, Associate Professor of English in the School of Arts & Sciences, gave the lecture “'Never Do You Justice in Reason or Rhyme': The Talent of Bob Dylan” at the Larchmont Village Center on October 24, 2010.  Dr. Smart's lecture will air on Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Television.


Emily Stern, Associate Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, participated in “Degrees of Density: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles” from October 19 to November 20, 2010, in the Corn Center for the Arts' Illges Gallery at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.  Curator Marilyn Symmes of Rutgers University selected 54 contemporary drawings for the show based on fundamental elements of nature from the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, which specializes in contemporary drawings and works on paper.


Dr. Ron Valenti, Director of College and District Partnerships, has co-authored A Regional Survey of Teacher Leadership: Re-examining Leadership Preparation for the peer-reviewed Fall/Winter 2010 Excelsior Journal (Volume 5, Number 1). The article is a profile of teacher leadership in the Lower Hudson region of New York State during the 2007 academic year. Excelsior specializes in studies on teacher leadership and learning.


Dr. Connie Vance, Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, recently had a book published by Springer Publishing entitled Fast Facts for Career Success in Nursing: Making the Most of Mentoring in a Nutshell.


Dr. Adrienne Wald, Director of Wellness Education, gave a poster presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference on November 7, 2010, in Denver, CO.  The conference theme was Social Justice. Dr. Wald 's poster is entitled “Health-Promoting Behaviors in College Students: Association with Self-Rated Health and Academic Performance” and was part of the chronic disease epidemiology poster session.


Robert Wolf, Professor of Art Studio in the Graduate School, recently published an article entitled No One Can Hear Me Scream: The Integration of Expressive Therapy Techniques, Creative Processing of Countertransference Inductions and the Use of Metaphor in the Psychoanalytically Oriented Outpatient Treatment of a Woman Artist with a Schizoaffective Disorder which will appear in the current issue of Psych Perspectives: an International Journal Of Integration and Innovation, Issue 7 (2):279 - 296. This paper has been expanded with additional 'Foreword' and full color illustrations, as a complete book.
       
On Sunday October 17, Robert Wolf, Professor of art studio in the Graduate School, photographed the Artist's Salon, sponsored by the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, featuring the artwork of Dr. Arthur Robbins, a noted New York-based psychoanalyst and artist. On November 13, 2010, he made two presentations at the first annual Creative Expressive Therapies Summit in New York City. The presented a paper, Creativity, Cognition, Countertransference: Long-term Expressive Analysis of a Schizoaffective Artist, which will be published in Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Issue 7.2, Fall 2010. He also held a workshop, “Creative Processing of Dream Material in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy,” which demonstrates how clinicians can use creative modalities such as art materials, role playing, and dramatization to creatively process dream material within a psychoanalytic psychotherapy treatment structure.


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