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F E A T U R E  S T O R I E S


New York Governor Cuomo Announces New Legislation
to Protect People with Disabilities During Press Conference at CNR


Pictured: New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and CNR President Judith Huntington.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference at The College of New Rochelle on May 10, 2012 to announce ground-breaking legislation to protect people with special needs and disabilities.  m o r e

To view a video of the press conference, click here.


Graduate School Announces
New Master’s Degree in Public Administration

A new master’s degree in public administration (M.P.A.) designed specifically to prepare graduates for a professional career in public service will be offered by the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle starting this fall 2012.  m o r e


The School of New Resources Celebrates the Senior Class

Two hundred seniors in the School of New Resources at The College of New Rochelle celebrated their upcoming graduation and were welcomed as CNR’s newest members of the Alumnae/i Association at the 2012 SNR Senior Celebration Luncheon on April 14, 2012.  m o r e



A R O U N D  C N R

All Campuses Get in the Spirit of Service
for CNR’s Seventh Annual Community Service Day

The College of New Rochelle helped athletes at a Special Olympics Competition on the New Rochelle Campus, spent an afternoon with local seniors at the John Cardinal O’Connor Campus, and donated food and school supplies to non-profit organizations at all other campuses during the College’s Seventh Annual Community Service Day held on April 18, 2012. 
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CNR Kicks Off The Westchester Biennial 2012
with Reception at Castle Gallery

The College of New Rochelle’s Castle Gallery hosted the opening reception of The Westchester Biennial 2012, a juried exhibit featuring 20 Westchester artists, on April 15, 2012. Selections of paintings, installation, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and works on paper created in the last two years will be on view at CNR’s Castle Gallery through June 17, 2012.  m o r e


Award-winning author and journalist Richard Louv
Spoke on Connecting with Nature

On April 10, 2012, Richard Louv, a journalist and bestselling author, spoke at The College of New Rochelle for a crowd of over 125 people about the importance of connecting with nature.  m o r e


President Huntington
Featured in Westchester Magazines

President Judith Huntington was recently featured in the May issues of WAG Magazine and 914 INC.



Faculty Present Their Sabbatical Work at Annual Forum
President Judith Huntington and the Rank, Tenure, and Salary Committee of the Faculty sponsored the annual Sabbatical Forum on April 19, 2012, which is an opportunity for faculty to present their sabbatical work to their colleagues. Five faculty members presented a summary of their work to an audience of colleagues, the Executive Team, Deans, Associate and Assistant Deans, and Campus Directors.  m o r e


CNR Presents Third Inaugural Lecture
The College of New Rochelle presented the third in its series of inaugural lectures celebrating the Inauguration of the College’s 13th president, Judith Huntington. Susan Moley, Director of Wellness for PepsiCo, spoke on the topic, “Evolving a Culture of Wellness” on April 25, 2012. m o r e


The CNR Community Holds “Town Meeting”
President Judith Huntington and the Executive Team presented to the CNR Community on April 17, 2012, on a range on topics pertaining to enrollment management, the competitive environment, and our strategic initiatives. Community members took the opportunity to ask questions and pose ideas regarding the topics.


Students in the Honors Program
Showcased Their Work at the Annual Honors Conference

Honor student Denise Dailey SAS14

The CNR Community celebrated the research projects of Honors students in the School of Arts & Sciences on April 26, 2012 at the 26th Annual Honors Conference Day. Attendees visited posters on student research, asked questions, and engaged in conversations with the students.  m o r e


C N R  S T U D E N T  N E W S

Student Profile


“I work closely with Dr. Beauzethier on my French, including all the necessary medical terminology I’ll need, and my advisor Dr. Harasym, who continues to encourage me and give me guidance to help me meet my goal of joining Doctors Without Borders.”

Angelique Avin
School of Arts & Sciences
Class of 2014
Major: Biology and French
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
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Students Resurrect CNR Newspaper,
Win Club of the Year Award at LEEP Banquet

Pictured (l.-r.): Jaclyn Reynolds SAS
12, Shiyon Mathew SN13, Andrea Fagon SAS00 GS09, Genevieve Fleckenstein SAS’13, Zena Jamal SN12

A small group of dedicated students came together to discuss the future of Tatler during the Leadership Empowerment and Education Program (LEEP) in August of 2011, and set their goal high: resurrect Tatler to its former glory and produce six issues during the 2011-12 academic year.  m o r e


Rachelle LeBlanc SAS’12 Posted Live from the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference
Rachelle LeBlanc SAS’12, a communication arts and English major and a member of the honors program at The College of New Rochelle, posted from the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) Conference in Baltimore, MD, from April 12-15, 2012.  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 and Honors Program Director in the School of Arts & Sciences, chaired a panel entitled “Approaches to Music in the Twentieth Century” at the Northeast Regional Honors Council’s annual conference, held this year in Baltimore, MD.  The panel reflected the theme of the conference, Competing Claims: Divisions and Coalition, with papers on Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, New Orleans jazz, Visual-Kei, and a neuro-biological analysis of music’s evolution.


On April 28, 2012, Dr. Susan Conte, Associate Professor of Guidance and Counseling in the Graduate School, presented “My Body, My Biography: The Use of Narratives of Self Injury in Clinical Work with Adolescents and Young Adults” at the third annual conference, Adolescence in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Center for Adolescent Research and Development at Mount St. Mary College.


Dr. Andrea DeCapua, Associate Professor of Multilingual/Multicultural Education in the Graduate School, presented a paper at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) annual convention in Boston, MA in March 2012 on advice-giving and teacher training.  She also organized a colloquium and presented a paper on students with limited and interrupted formal education (SLIFE) at the annual Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention in March.


Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School, had two chapters, “Therapeutic Ritual” and “Orchestrating Social Support,” published in Robert Neimeyer's book Techniques of Grief Counseling.


Dr. Deborah Hunt, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, gave a presentation titled “Clinician to Educator: What You Need To Know” at the Nurse Spectrum Career Fair in Secaucus, NJ on April 17, 2012.


Dr. Kathryn LaFontana, Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, served as a facilitator at a Lilly Network Exchange conference held in April 2012 at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  The conference focused on developing a core curriculum at faith-based institutions and was attended by faculty and administrators from colleges and universities across the United States as well as several from Australian Catholic University. Facilitators led discussions about best practices in developing a core curriculum, focusing on curricular and pedagogical issues, as well as student, faculty, and administrator perspectives.


Dr. Daniel McCarthy, Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts & Sciences, contributed a chapter, “Civil Rights and Civil Liberties,” to Core Concepts in American Government: What Everyone Should Know, edited by Jeanne Zaino, published by Pearson.


Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, published the article “‘Whether I'm an American or Not, I'm Not Here So You Can Hit on Me’: Public Harassment in the Experience of U.S. Women Studying Abroad” in the May 2012 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Women's Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal, 41:4, 476-497.


Dr. Frank T. Rizza, Associate Professor of Human Services in the Graduate School, gave a presentation entitled “Creating Change Through Humor” at the New York Mental Health Counselors Association’s Convention in Albany, NY on April 21, 2012. Dr. Rizza and co-author Gary Lechtrecker presented on “France, The Key to Victory in America's War for Independence” at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Spring 2012 Conference on April 23, 2012, in Atlantic City, NJ. Lastly, Dr. Rizza and co-writer Christi Carrano-Rizza presented original research on “Adolescent Self Acceptance and Pets” at a Mount St. Mary College symposium on adolescent development held in Newburgh, NY on April 28, 2012.


Dr. Jennifer Scuro, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, presented “Mafiosophilia: A Philosophical and Feminist Critique of the Contemporary Cultural Affection for ‘Mob(ster)’ Identity and Social Relation” for the Women’s Studies Division of the National Popular Culture & American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference in April 2012 in Boston, MA.


Daniel Smith, the Mary Ellen Donnelly Critchlow Endowed Chair in English in the School of Arts & Sciences, published “The Maniac in Me” in The New York Times Magazine on April 20, 2012. The article was adapted from his book Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, which will be published by Simon & Schuster in July.


Dr. Walter Sullivan and Dr. Estee Lopez have developed a Research Based Study Council along with representatives of  St. John Fisher College and Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES). This Council will engage local school districts and colleges to develop and examine research and practice relative to the New York State educational initiatives that challenge school communities. Notable experts on the Council include school district superintendents and Jim Butterworth from the Capital Area School Development Association.


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