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J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 1

F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

The College of New Rochelle Recovers from the Snow

CNR canceled classes and closed offices on January 27, 2011, in response to yet another winter storm. While students stayed warm in the dormitories on campus, campus maintenance got to work removing the snow so that classes could resume and the campus could reopen the next day.   m o r e

TO WATCH VIDEO of a walk around CNR's Main Campus in the snow, click here.

The School of New Resources Hosts Exhibit
by Nikki Williams at Gordon Parks Gallery in the South Bronx

Beauty Unbounded, digital photographic collage by Nikki Williams.

A reception on February 19, 2011, opened the exhibit “Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My People” by playwright, painter, and poet Nikki Williams in the Gordon Parks Gallery on the John Cardinal O’Connor Campus. Nikki Williams is the winner of the Time Warner Cable and Inner City Broadcasting’s Black History Month Photography Contest. An award-winning poet and author of several collections of poetry, her poems have been used in two national anti-domestic violence radio campaigns produced by Ann Tripp of WBLS Radio.
The exhibit opened on February 14, 2011 and runs through Sunday, May 1, 2011.   m o r e

A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

“All through my education, my philosophy has been ‘educate that you may be free,’ from Thomas Davis, an Irish poet and nationalist. This is true for the Irish, but also for everyone. This is why we are active in outreach at The College of New Rochelle. At all the campuses, there is quite a history of outreach there.”

Mary Holt Moore GS'92
Special Education Teacher of the Year
New York City Department of Education
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A R O U N D  C N R

CNR Community Celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany

The College Community celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany on January 2, 2011, in Holy Family Chapel. This Mass and reception in Maura Hall for the alumnae/i, friends, faculty, and staff of CNR marked the beginning of the second semester of The College of New Rochelle’s academic year. The Chapel Choir of the College performed during the Mass. Here, Director Jenny Rroji (l) and Nabate Isles, trumpet, lead the Choir. 

Mooney Center Gallery Presents "Impromptu Whereabouts"
by Yasemin Kackar-Demirel

The exhibit “Impromptu Whereabouts” by artist Yasemin Kackar-Demirel opened on January 29 and ran through February 21, 2011 in the Mooney Center Gallery on the Main Campus. The exhibit explored the rise and fall of places through physical and emotional conducts. The exhibit was open until a
    Artist Kackar-Demirel says of her work, “My paintings, drawings and installations rely heavily on reflecting my responses to both the physical and emotional aspects of natural and man-made environments. I like to work with random juxtapositions of places in nature and the urban environment and re-present them in puzzling and surprising contexts.” 

CNR Donates Christmas Gifts to Underprivileged Children

The Athletics Department, Campus Ministry, the Holy Family Chapel community, student athletes, and the staff of the Wellness Center collected 250 gifts for underprivileged children this Christmas season.
    On December 20, 2010, student volunteers brought the gifts to Hope Community Services, The Salvation Army, and Providence House, a women’s shelter in New Rochelle.
    The gifts were collected using an Advent Giving Tree, which was adorned with paper ornaments describing a particular gift for a child ages 3 to 10. CNR Community members would take a paper ornament and donate the gift described. 

CNR's in March 2011 Seventeen

Subscribers to Seventeen Magazine will notice a cleverly placed ad in the March 2011 issue. The CNR ad entitled "Be Powerful" blends seamlessly into an article about the first year of college.

C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

Student Profile

“CNR has given me opportunities that I wouldn’t have had if I went to a different school or a bigger school. I get one-on-one attention from my teachers and everyone knows my name. I am going to study abroad and that’s unique because Dr. Beauzethier approached me about doing it and encouraged me. That wouldn't have happened at a bigger school.”

Rachelle LeBlanc
School of Arts & Sciences
Class of 2011
Major: Communication Arts
and English, Honors Program
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SNR Students Present Study on Sense of Self Through Liberal Arts

Pictured here is student Ingrid Birthwright.

The major enterprise of human beings has always been to know themselves in relation to the surrounding world.  Through the liberal arts discipline in the School of New Resources, the "Journey to Ways of Knowing" seminar equips students with an understanding of the self.
    In this seminar, students analyze and synthesize the interrelatedness of the of the liberal arts and explore humankind’s quest for meaning and understanding themselves in relation to the surrounding world. Students presented their experiential research with posters on January 25, 2011, as part of a greater Life Arts Project. 

Chemistry Students Join Earth Team Volunteers, an Effort of the National Resources Conservation Service

The t-shirts held by first-year chemistry students show that the students are now members of the “Earth Team,” an organized effort administered under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that provides funding for this research through the Westchester County Planning Department. As volunteers in the County's Citizen Volunteers Monitoring Program, which serves to monitor the County's watershed, the CNR chemistry students measured various chemical, physical, and biological parameters at the Sheldrake River this fall semester.   m o r e

Students Dance-Off with Wii on Friday Nights This Spring

Students enjoy a series of Wii Fridays this spring, showcasing their dance moves with Dance Dance Revolution and Michael Jackson The Experience, and their singing talents with Karaoke Revolution: Glee. 

CNR Basketball Dominates Win Over Vaughn College

The College of New Rochelle Blue Angels hit the ground running after winter break and have played three games within a week span facing Albany Pharmacy, Cooper Union, and Vaughn College. On their home court at The Wellness Center on January 24, 2011, the Blue Angels were victorious against Vaughn College 48-26.
    "The win against Vaughn was a great start! We took the lead early on, and never looked back. It feels good to win with such dominance” said Head Coach Susan Kern. “It was an all-around team effort, all five starters put up points and rebounds. It was a game of constant passing and looking for one another.”    m o r e

Blue Angel Janine Jones SAS'14 Named HVWAC Rookie of the Week

Janine Jones SAS'14 has been named the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row. HVWAC reports that Jones, from Jamaica, NY, has "posted back-to-back double-doubles – 23 points and 18 rebounds against Vaughn, and 19 points and 13 rebounds against Yeshiva." 

"Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Show
Heralds Students Back From Winter Break

Pictured here, comedians Edward Dominguez and James Goff posed with students Mary-Elizabeth White, Jaclyn Reynolds, Zena Jamal, Samantha Gregg, and Gene Green, following the comedy show on January 27, 2011.

Classes resumed on January 24, 2011, but the fun of winter break continued with a full week of events. Students enjoyed movie nights, trips into New York City, basketball games, swim meets, CNR Bingo, and the "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Show, sponsored by our step team, Black Ice. 

Volleyball Team Celebrates Victory With Championship Breakfast

Photographed here (sitting from left to right): Alissa Sciommeri SAS’14; Valencia Andrews SAS’11; Elizabeth Johnston SAS’12; Kristina Nilaj SAS’12.

    Back row (from left to right): Harold Crocker, Director of The Wellness Center and Intercollegiate Athletics; Georgia Efthalitsides Volleyball Coach; Rayza Aguirre SAS’14; Bria Drake SN’14; Judy Huntington, President-elect; Olivia Rueda SAS’14, Colette Geary, Vice President for Student Services; and Lauren Pellegrino, Assistant to the Director of The Wellness Center and Athletics.

Members of the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Championship Volleyball team enjoyed a celebration breakfast with President-elect Judith Huntington on December 14, 2010.

New CNR "Be Happy" Video

TO WATCH VIDEO from the Admissions Office that features a variety of activities that  make students at The College of New Rochelle "happy," click here.

F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

Dr. Nibaldo Aguilera, Chair of Social Sciences and Communications at the DC-37 Campus, was interviewed twice by CNN's Adrian Hauser on the domino effect of Egypt in the Middle East. Click here to view the video.

Dr. Amy Bass, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program in the School of Arts & Sciences, has received an Honorable Mention for her book Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W.E.B. Du Bois, from the National Council on Public History, which awards books every other year about or growing out of public history theory, study, or practice. According to Carrie Dowdy, the NCPH Program Director, a record number of entries were received for this year’s award.  Bass’ book, published in 2009 by the University of Minnesota Press, has been nominated for numerous awards, and had recently climbed to the #12 position on Library Journal’s list of history bestsellers. Dr. Bass also had a book talk and signing at Chapters Bookstore in Pittsfield, MA over the Martin Luther King weekend, part of the city’s celebration of King. The book was recently named a book of honor by the National Council of Public History. Bass was featured on an episode of “Fresh Outlook,” the nationally syndicated current events program on Ebru TV. The episode focused on race and sports.

Cristina de Gennaro, Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, received a fellowship for a three-month artist residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM, from September 1-December 1, 2010 where she worked on new artworks.  Her work will be included in an exhibition called "Flowers, Follies, and other Rites of Spring" at The Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, NY, from March 6-April 24.

Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Division of Social Sciences in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented her research paper "American Woman: Gender & Nation in the Experience of U.S. Female College Students Abroad" on February 27, 2011, at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Sociological Society in Philadelphia, PA.

Alexios Moore, Instructional Staff at  the Brooklyn Campus of the School of New Resources, presented the pedagogical paper "You Are What You Eat: Meals as Material" in the Nonfiction Seminar on February 5, 2011 at the 2011 Associated Writing Programs conference in Washington, DC.

Dr. Nelson Ong, Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts & Sciences, was re-elected to a four year term on the National Association of Scholars Board of Directors and to its Executive Steering Committee. He will continue as its National Secretary.

Dr. Connie Vance, Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, and Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, had an abstract selected (out of 2000) for the International Council of Nurses Conference in Malta in May 2011.  They will be sharing their work with the Nurse Advocacy Forum about the first career stage in nursing, along with a School of Nursing alumna.

Dr. Adrienne Wald was a speaker at a regional "NYS Tobacco-Free College Conference" held at the American Cancer Society (ACS) Hope Lodge in Manhattan on February 11, 2011. She attended the all-day conference, sponsored by ACS, along with several CNR student Wellness Coaches interested in the topic. The conference was attended by about 100 leaders from area colleges and universities, as well as the National Center for Tobacco Policy, Colleges 4 Change, and the NYC Department of Health.

Robert Wolf, Professor of Art Studio in the Graduate School, recently published 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. The book has been chosen to be included in the exhibition "Crossing Discipline: Books" at The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, which will be held February 9 - March 9, 2011.

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