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F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

President Huntington Holds Three
"Coffee and Conversation" Sessions with Students

Students from all four schools got to know President Judith Huntington better in the month of November. President Huntington held three "Coffee and Conversation" sessions on November 8, 15, and 17, 2011, when students could ask questions and speak with the new President in an informal setting.  m o r e

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College Carolers Witness Blessing of the Crèche,
Enjoy Inaugural Lecture

Carolers witnessed the blessing of the Crèche as they bathed in the glow from the newly lighted Christmas tree on December 1, 2011.

The evening's festive events were complemented by a lecture by Rev. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., president emeritus of Georgetown University, past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and CNR Trustee. The lecture, “The Politics of Worship: Reflections on Shepherds, Magi and Demagogues,” was the first in a series of inaugural lectures celebrating the Inauguration of the College’s 13th president, Judith Huntington.

A L U M N A E / I  S P O T L I G H T

“Never take anything for granted. Acquire the taste for excellency; this will separate you from mediocrity.  Be truthful, admit and recognize your mistakes. One learns from mistakes, and by learning is empowered.”

Rosa Kittrell Barksdale SNR’75
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A R O U N D  C N R

Kate Bolick Discusses Marriage and her Article,
"What, Me Marry?" in The Atlantic

Members of the College and surrounding community engaged in an animated discussion on November 15, 2011, after the lecture, “What, Me Marry?” by Kate Bolick. Ms. Bolick, author of the cover story “All the Single Ladies” in the November issue of The Atlantic, read from her article then launched into a dialogue in which she explored the institution of marriage and its relevance in society today.  m o r e

Blue Angels Win Season Opener against Cooper Union 68-15,
Raise Money for Recuperating Student

The College of New Rochelle women’s basketball team opened their season on November 15, 2011, as they defeated Cooper Union 68-15.  The Blue Angels two freshmen Alyssa Pechin and Tra’Leassa King combined for 44 points and 17 rebounds.  m o r e

Wellness Coaches Donate Christmas Gifts to Orphaned Children in Haiti
CNR Wellness Coaches collected Christmas gifts over the last two weeks for Global Family Philanthropy, a Haiti-based organization which provides a stable home, education, and family structure for orphaned and abandoned children. Dolls, deflated soccer balls, kid's vitamins, and cards were collected from the CNR Community and will arrive in Haiti before Christmas.

President Huntington Honored by
Meals on Wheels as a Distinguished Leader

President Judith Huntington was honored by Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle at their 28th Anniversary Gala on October 26, 2011, at the V.I.P. Country Club in New Rochelle. President Huntington was recognized by Meals-on-Wheels as a Distinguished Leader of Higher Education in New Rochelle.  m o r e

CNR Recognizes High School Women Artists at 18th Annual Event

The 18th Annual High School Women Artists Exhibition, created to offer aspiring young female artists nationwide the opportunity to showcase their two-and three-dimensional works, drew 47 entries from 16 different high schools in New York and Connecticut. On November 6, 2011, the exhibition closed with an awards ceremony on the Main Campus of The College of New Rochelle.  m o r e

CNR Announces Student Serviam Award Recipients

Four CNR students were presented with Serviam Awards for outstanding community service during The College of New Rochelle’s Founder’s Day celebration on October 27, 2011.  In presenting the awards Dr. Joan E. Bailey said, “Today’s recipients join previous Serviam Award recipients by exemplifying the Gospel call to help those in need: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, sheltering the stranger, clothing the naked, visiting the imprisoned and the sick. It is by service to those in need that humanity will find the road to Peace.”  m o r e

Peer Ministers Attend Lecture by Cardinal McCarrick
on Christians in the Holy Land

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, DC, gave a lecture entitled "The Presence and Future of Christians in the Holy Land" at the Church of the Holy Family on November 21, 2011. Peer Ministers Hellen Konyango SAS'11 GS'13, Denise Dailey SAS'13, and Akosuah Agyei SAS'11 were in attendance, along with Helen Wolf, Director of Campus Ministry, and Dr. Colette Geary, Vice President of Student Services.  m o r e

Dr. Barbara F. McManus honored at Reception

Dr. Barbara F. McManus SAS’64, who spent more than 30 years on the School of Arts & Sciences faculty, was the first recipient of the Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award, presented by the Classical Association of the Atlantic States on October 15, 2011. The School of Arts & Sciences hosted a reception in her honor on December 6, 2011, which was attended by her husband John, daughter Prentice, sister-in-law Dorothy McManus SAS’64, and over fifty guests, including many College faculty. m o r e

C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

Student Profile

“Education is about personal growth, strengthening your passion to better your cause.

Todd Alessandro
Graduate School
Class of 2012
Master of Science in Education in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education

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Blue Angels Tennis Finishes Third in the HVWAC Championships

The College of New Rochelle tennis team concluded their 2011 campaign at National Tennis Center on November 13, 2011, where they competed in the Hudson Valley Athletic Conference championships. The Blue Angels totaled seven overall points and finished in third place.  CNR was represented in the semifinals for all six single flight and all three double flight in a very strong showing for the team.  m o r e

Students Present Research at Meeting of Environmental Consortium

Biology majors Alyssa Beasley SAS'12 and Jessica C. Kottwitz SAS'12 presented the results of their research at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities held at The College of Saint Rose on November 11-12, 2011.  m o r e

The Blue Angels Launch a New Athletics Microsite
The College of New Rochelle Athletics launched a new website on November 7, 2011, featuring athlete profiles, up to the minute sports stories and statistics, social features, photo galleries, and more. Visit us at www.cnr.edu/athleticsm o r e

Swim Team Volunteers on a Midnight Run

The CNR swim team volunteered on a Midnight Run, which is a charitable project that involves delivering food and clothing to the homeless in Manhattan, NY, on October 26, 2011. Before the Midnight Run took place, the swim team helped make soup and hot chocolate, and prepared the bags of food. They left the Campus at 9:30 p.m. and returned at midnight.  m o r e

F A C U L T Y / S T A F F  F O C U S

Dr. Amy Bass
, Professor of History in the School of Arts & Sciences and Director of the SAS Honors Program, was commissioned by the University of Minnesota Press Blog to write a piece on the recent scandals at Penn State University.  Entitled “*They* Are…Penn State: ‘Qui tacet consentire videtur’ (Silence gives consent),” the article ponders the reaction of the university community to the loss of its legendary football coach, Joe Paterno.
    Dr. Bass was featured in the Bushnell-Sage Library’s annual “Author’s Day” event on November 5, 2011 in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Dr. Bass signed copies of her books, Not the Triumph but the Struggle, In the Game, and Those About Him Remained Silent, alongside some thirty-five writers, including baseball star Jim Bouton, noted chef Michael Ballon, novelist Allison Larkin, and photographer Paul Rocheleau. Also featured were her parents, writers Milton and Ruth Bass – the ad campaign for the event proclaimed “We Have Hooked Some Bass at the Bushnell-Sage!”

Dr. Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation and earned her Ph.D. this past October. The title of her dissertation was “Nurses' and Supervisors' Value Congruence, Leadership Support and Patient Outcomes and the Effect on Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave.” Dr. Hunt also published a short story for children called Buzbu Saves the Day in Bumples, an online magazine.

Dr. Elvira Longordo, Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented a poster entitled "Monitoring the Watershed - A Service Learning Project" and co-convened a workshop on "Collaboration Through the Hudson River Watershed - Engaging the Community and Local Government" at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities held at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY on November 11-12, 2011. 

Dr. Adrienne Wald, Director of Wellness Education, gave a presentation on "Tobacco-free Campuses: The Nuts and Bolts of Successful Policy Implementation" at the New York State College Health Association Conference in Saratoga, NY on October 18, 2011 with co-presenter, Dr. Luis Manzo, CUNY University Director, Mental Health and Wellness Services. Dr. Wald also gave a keynote lecture on "Interdisciplinary Approaches for Managing Overweight and Obese Patients" at the 5th Annual Dorothy Hussain Distinguished Lectureship to an interprofessional healthcare audience presented by The College of Nursing at The University of Toledo in Ohio on October 25, 2011. She served as moderator for a session on disease management at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC on October 31, 2011 and presented a poster at the American College of Sports Medicine conference on Physical Activity, Cognitive Function, and Academic Performance in Washington, DC on November 17, 2011.

Robert Wolf, Professor of Art Therapy in the Graduate School, presented a seminar on "Phototherapy: The Therapeutic Uses of Photography," at the 2nd Annual Expressive Therapies Summit in New York City. His experiential seminar/workshop was held on November 13, 2011 and was attended by an international audience of clinicians with various theoretical backgrounds.

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