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F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S

Powerful Women Event Draws Hundreds

Pictured (l.-r.): Dee Delbello, publisher of Westfair Business Publications; Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Networks; Cindi Bigelow, CEO of Bigelow Tea; Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle; Dr. Michelle Koury, COO of Crystal Run Healthcare; Jennifer Tombaugh, President of Tauck; and Elizabeth Bracken Thompson, Partner at Thompson & Bender.

Before a crowd of 300 women, gender disparity in salary, how to be perceived as assertive rather than aggressive, and the ability to have your ideas heard in male-dominated settings were just some of the topics discussed during the Powerful Women event at The College of New Rochelle held on February 28, 2012.  m o r e


CNR Receives Presidential Community Service Award, Third Year in a Row
Over 2400 CNR students completed 164,397 hours of service in the 2010-2011 academic year. CNR was recognized for three specific programs: monitoring the Westchester County Watershed, facilitating a Science in the Garden program for 35 second-grade students, and hosting a Special Olympics Afternoon Competition.  m o r e


CNR Community Joins in Celebrating
Passover/Easter Interfaith Seder


Pictured here: Tazmin Uddin SAS’13 reads a prayer from the Koran.


CNR Community members joined those from the surrounding community to celebrate the Passover/Easter season at the Liberation Freedom Seder Dinner on March 22, 2012, where they shared religious traditions through an interfaith experience.



A R O U N D  C N R

Salon.com Senior Editor Rebecca Traister
Lectures on Women and the 2008 Election

Pictured (l.-r.): Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History in the School of Arts & Sciences; Rebecca Traister; Dr. Richard Thompson, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences; and Dr. Dorothy Escribano, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The 2012 Elvira M. Dowell '36 Lecture "Clinton to Palin to Bachman: the Past, Present and Future pf Women in Politics" was presented by Rebecca Traister, senior editor for Salon.com and author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women.   m o r e


"Kamoinge: Revealing the Face of Katrina" Exhibit
Opens at Gordon Parks Gallery

Kamoinge member and co-curator John Pinderhughes pictured in front of some of his photographs.

From February 17, 2012 through May 6, 2012, the Gordon Parks Gallery at the John Cardinal O'Connor Campus in the South Bronx will display "Kamoinge: Revealing the Face of Katrina." Nine artists from Kamoinge, a pioneering photographic collective, worked together to reveal "the face of [Hurricane] Katrina in all its terror, irony, beauty and humanity."  m o r e


President Huntington Addresses High School Students
at First YMCA Y PowerUP Lecture

Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle, spoke to high school students on March 8, 2012, about how to plan their future education and career as part of the Y PowerUP Program, sponsored by The College and the New Rochelle YMCA.  m o r e


Castle Gallery Wins 2012 Community Arts Award

The College of New Rochelle Castle Gallery has been awarded the 2012 Community Arts Award from ArtsWestchester. The award recognizes individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment, and leadership enrich Westchester, its communities, and its citizens.  The Castle Gallery won the award for having “demonstrated extraordinary vision and leadership in using the arts to enhance community life, increasing access to cultural experiences, and by enriching the county’s cultural heritage.”  m o r e


Achievement Celebration Brings Biology Animation,
Recycling, and Installation Art Togethe
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Pictured (l.-r.): Shiyon Mathew SN’13 and Diane Forte SAS’13

Diane Forte SAS’13 and Shiyon Mathew SN’13 sought to solve a plastic bag problem for The College of New Rochelle community members, who receive an average of 14 plastic bags per week. Their work, along with many other student projects, was presented at a recent event celebrating student achievements on March 29, 2012.  m o r e


CNR Wellness Education Program Launches
Onsite Workplace Workshops at Castle Oil

Pictured (l.-r.): Christine Cady SAS’14; Danielle D’Angelo, Wellness Coordinator at Castle Oil; Dr. Adrienne Wald, Director of Wellness Education; Brian Hart SN‘12, and Susan Onatte SN‘11.

This twelve-week pilot program is aimed at educating interested employees on healthy lifestyle behaviors with an emphasis on weight management, healthy eating, and strategies for behavior change.  m o r e


Ex Corde Ecclesiae
- CNR Affirms Catholic Identity

CNR engaged in a process of self-assessment focused on institutional mission that has affirmed the institution’s ongoing dedication to its Catholic identity and the integration of Catholic teaching throughout all aspects of the College’s life. 
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CNR Alumnae/i Gather in Florida During February

Pictured (l.-r.):Donna Matthews Walcott SAS'52, Judith Huntington, President, Aline Sgueglia Martinelli SAS'52 & Gioia Carusone Regan SAS'52.


On February 12, 2012 at John's Island Club in Vero Beach, over 30 alumnae/i and friends of The College of New Rochelle gathered for a cocktail reception hosted by Aline and Alfred Martinelli.  m o r e


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

Student Profile

“The College is very interested in growing leaders and prides itself on the people who go here. The faculty and staff encourage students to participate, and take leadership roles, making sure that when we graduate we will be prepared to take leadership roles in whatever work we do.”

Jacqueline Mccloud
School of Nursing
Class of 2012
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CNR Plunge Team Travels to Joplin MO to Rebuild After Tornado
The Plunge team travelled to Joplin, MO, during spring vacation to help with rebuilding efforts. CNR Plungers collaborated with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri with repairs to survivors’ homes.  m o r e



Students Learn About "Bridging Cultures"
in Puerto Rico During Spring Break


Ten students in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing spent their spring vacation studying culture, education, social work, and Spanish in Puerto Rico.  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, published “They Came for John Fea,” a piece on the lack of civil discourse in contemporary American politics, for the University of Minnesota Press Blog in March. Fea, Chair of History at Messiah College in Pennsylvania and author of the highly acclaimed Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?, responded with his own piece entitled “Thank you, Amy Bass.” 


Dr. Susan A. Conte, Associate Professor of Guidance and Counseling in the Graduate School, participated in the Veterans’ Mental Health Training Initiative sponsored by the NY Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in Poughkeepsie, NY, in February. In March, Dr. Conte participated in the Pelham Superintendent’s In-Service Day, presenting on “Adolescent Development, Depression and Self-injury” to the faculty of the Pelham middle amd high schools. She also participated in the Career Day offered by St. Raymond Academy for Girls, Bronx, NY, offering a presentation entitled “So, You Are Going to College!” for the senior class.


Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, received a Telly Award this year with other members of the Hospice Foundation of America for their role in producing the 2011 HFA Program, Living With Grief: Spirituality and End-of-Life Care. The Telly Awards honors the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, & cable TV commercials and programs.
     Dr. Doka presented a keynote address entitled "Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Cope with Illness and Grief" to a combined meeting of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association on March 8 in Denver, CO. On March 28, Dr. Doka also presented on that topic at the Annual Meeting of The Association for Death Education and Counseling in Atlanta, GA, and participated, as Editor of Omega: Journal of Dying and Death, in a symposium at that conference on how to publish in the field.


Dr. William C. Maxwell, Professor of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, accepted a request by the New York Society of Etchers to be on their Board of Directors. He began in March 2012 and will serve indefinitely. Dr. Maxwell judged the February 2012 New Rochelle Art Council's Annual Open Exhibition.  His work also was part of an exhibition of prints at Grit n Glory Gallery in New York City from March 1 to March 16 in celebration of the fifth volume of Carrier Pigeon: Illustrated Fiction and Fine Art.  Dr. Maxwell's work was included in the first volume of Carrier Pigeon and will appear in future volumes.


Dr. Frank T. Rizza, Associate Professor of Human Services in the Graduate School, spoke at the 2012 American Institute of Higher Education Conference in Williamsburg, VA in March in the career development arena. Dr. Rizza and co-author Joann Broderick discussed their paper on the effect of the Tau Te Ching on human resources management. Their paper was also selected for publication in the conference’s peer-reviewed journal Proceedings


Robert Wolf, Professor of Art in the Graduate School, acted as the official photographer for the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) at the Annual Oscar Sternbach Memorial Lecture, cosponsored by NPAP and The New School, and photographed leading feminist theorist Judith Butler, recipient of the 11th Annual Oscar Sternbach award.


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