A C I N G O
N A B R O K E N R O A D R E C E P T I O N
On Sunday, December 17, 2006, an opening
reception was held for the Castle Gallery's winter exhibit Racing On A Broken Road, which runs
from December 17, 2006 through March 4, 2007. The exhibit, curated by historian, artist, and photographer Betsy Braun Lane, focuses on the
contributions and struggles of some of America’s earliest patriots and
pioneers, whose heritage weds together the traditions of
African-European and Native-American descendants.
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Combining her skills
as an historian, artist, and photographer, Betsy Braun Lane traces the
story of seven generations of two families
living in the Mid-Hudson, Peekskill/Cortlandt region for the past 230
years. Attending the reception were many current-day Moshier and
Peterson family members.
Left-right: Castle Gallery
Director Jennifer Zazo,
Curator Betsy Braun Lane, New
York State Assemblyman George Latimer, and Director of External
Relations Sr. Marion Lynch, OSU.
H R I S T M A S I N T H E C A S T
Sweeny welcomed over three hundred members of the College Community to
the annual Christmas party and dinner on Friday, December 15, 2006 in
the parlors of Leland Castle on the Main Campus.
At the “Christmas in The Castle” event, CNR’s faculty and
staff had an opportunity to visit with colleagues from all of the
College’s campuses, including School of Arts & Sciences Professor
Stephen O'Rourke and family.
President Sweeny and two representatives from the United States Marine
“check out” the toys collected by the faculty and staff of CNR for the
U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” program.
A C H R I S T
M A S C A R O L
Immediately following the Christmas party, a staged reading of A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley
starring President Sweeny as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dr. Dennis Ryan as
Jacob Marley was presented in Romita Auditorium.
Twenty-five members of
the College Community also participated in this staged production that
was directed by Laurie Peterson Castaldo. A Christmas Carol was produced by
The Dramatic Society of The College of New Rochelle, now celebrating
its 101st year.
C N R D A N C E P E R F O R M A N C E
Adjunct Professor at CNR, Aszmara
Sherry (c.), and students from her class in belly dancing, performed at
in New Rochelle, NY on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. Professor
Sherry teaches in her class a blend of Modern, Traditional and
Folkloric Arabic and Turkish Dance.
W E L L N E S
S C E N T E R S I T E T O U R
In early December, members of the CNR Board of Trustees toured the
construction site of the new WellnessCenter.
Project Manager for the Andron Construction Company, Michael Quinn, led
the tour and pointed out the significant progress that has been made in
building the Center since ground was broken last summer.
On a sample column that was prepared for their visit, Michael Quinn
discussed with board members the choices of stone facing available for
the new building. For more on the Wellness Center's
progress click here.
T R E E L I G
H T I N G C E R E M O N Y
On the afternoon of December 7, 2006, the College Community gathered on
Chidwick Walk for the blessing of the College tree and crèche.
Vice President for Student Services Joan Bristol and Senior Vice
President for Academic Affairs Dr. Joan Bailey led the students,
faculty, and staff in this special Christmas Season blessing of the
crèche and the lighting of the tree.
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The College of New Rochelle Christmas Concert was held on Sunday,
December 3, 2006, in Holy Family Chapel. Under the direction of Roger
Francis, the College’s Gospel Choir performed, as did the Chapel Choir,
under the direction of Dr. Michael Dilthey.
Several hundred students, faculty and staff, families of choir members,
and the Holy Family Community attended the hour-long service of
magnificent music. Master of Ceremony was Allison Ippoliti, and
prayers were offered by Suzette Walker-Vega, Danielle Delancey, Blanca
Paccha, Dr. Dennis Ryan and Jillian Ocasio.
A special prayer for
Roses in December was given by Marjorie Stumpf, OSU. Roses in December
celebrates the lives and work of four women killed in El Salvador in
1980. The martyred women were Ursuline Sr. Dorothy Kazel, two Maryknoll
sisters, Ita Ford and Maura Clark, and a lay missionary, Jean Donovan.
For more information about CNR Yuletide
Events click here.
N O V E M B E
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N U R S I N G
S C H O L A R S H I P
29, 2006, The College of New Rochelle announced that The Medical Letter
Inc., a New Rochelle-based
nonprofit organization, has granted a scholarship to a student in the
School of Nursing, Tamako Takemoto. Pictured left to
right: Dr. Mary Alice Donius, Dean of CNR's School of Nursing;
Takemoto, senior in the School of Nursing; Yosef Wissner-Levy, VP
Finance & Operations, The
Medical Letter; and Dr. Mark Abramowicz,
editor of The Medical Letter.
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R E M E M B E R I N
G S H A R W Y N D Y S O N
On Monday, November 27,
2006, a double-blossoming pink cherry tree was planted adjacent to Holy
Family Chapel in memory of Sharwyn Dyson, Instructional Staff member at
the School of New
Resources Brooklyn Campus. Speaking and remembering the life and work
this beloved member of the CNR family were President Stephen J. Sweeny;
Dinwiddie Boyd, Dean of the School of New Resources; Emory Craig,
Academic Computing; Louis deSalle, Associate Dean of the School of New
Resources; and former
student of Sharwyn Dyson’s Samuel Lilly, Assistant Campus Director,
John Cardinal O'Connor Campus.
Joseph Flynn blessed the tree and attendees, beginning with Dr. Sweeny,
shovel of dirt onto the tree as Ericka Streeter, Administrative
Assistant at the School of New Resources
Rosa Parks Campus, sang.
F A L L T O W
N M E E T I N G
The Fall CNR Town Meeting was held in Romita Auditorium on Tuesday,
November 14, 2006. President Sweeny welcomed the
College Community and brought everyone up to date on topics such as the
progress of the WellnessCenter.
Each of the Vice Presidents gave reports from their respective areas,
and a question and answer session followed. Vice President
of College Advancement Brenna Sheenan Mayer spoke on recent fund
raising successes for the WellnessCenter, and
announced the Trustee Gala scheduled for this spring in New York City.
All CNR campuses were able to participate in the meeting through video
streaming provided by the Office of Information Systems.
P E A C E C O
R P S V I S I T S C N R
Former Peace Corps Volunteer
Amie Kabia, who served in Madagascar from 2003-2005, and who is now a
recruiter with the Peace Corps, was on the main campus Tuesday,
November 14, 2006, to talk with students. CNR has had more than 44
graduates in the Peace Corps, beginning in 1961, the first year of the
C N R A N N O
U N C E S A R T A W A R D W I N N E R S
On November 12, 2006 more than 120 people attended the award ceremony
The College of New Rochelle's 13th Annual High School Women Artists
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E E K E N D
College of New Rochelle hosted its annual Family Weekend from Friday,
November 3 through Sunday, November 5, 2006. The autumn tradition for
CNR students and their families provided opportunities to experience
campus life and to dine and socialize with other CNR families. Above:
Following the Honors Convocation, Danielle
Peets SAS’08 (center) and mother Rhoda Lee Starzyk (left) pose with Dr.
Cynthia Kraman, Associate
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G O R D O N P A R K S O P E N I
N G R E C E P T I O N
On November 4, 2006, more than 200 people
attended an opening reception at the Gordon Parks Gallery at The
College of New Rochelle’s John Cardinal O’Connor (JOC) Campus for a
commemorative exhibit entitled Gordon
Parks: A Tribute By His
right: Dr. Stephen
J. Sweeny, CNR President; Toni Parks, Curator; and Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd,
Dean of the School of New Resources at CNR; and Joseph King, Director
of CNR’s JOC campus. They are pictured next to “American Gothic,” one
of the most famous photographs taken by Gordon Parks. m o r e
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F O U N D E R ' S
D A Y
26, 2006, The College of New Rochelle began its
Founder’s Day celebration with a Liturgy of the Eucharist in Holy
Following the liturgy, a luncheon was held in the Student Campus Center
along with the presentation of the Serviam Awards for 2006. Four
students from the School of Nursing, School of Arts & Sciences,
School of New Resources, and the Graduate School were recognized for
continuing to serve in the tradition of the Ursuline ministries.
President Stephen J. Sweeny is flanked by the 2006
Serviam Award winners. They include (left):
Helene Forster, School of New Resources, Class of 2007 (Brooklyn, NY); Tegan Nguyen, School of Arts
and Sciences, Class of 2007 (Foxboro,
and (far right): Gabrielle Carrasquillo, School
of Nursing, Class of 2008 (Plainville, CT)
Following the luncheon, there was a booksigning in the Castle Gallery
with Author Irene Mahoney, OSU '41, for her book Lady Black Robes: Missionaries in
the Heart of Indian Country. Sr. Irene is pictured here signing
copies of her book for SNR's Dr.
Louis DeSalle and Dean Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd.
At 7 p.m. in Romita Auditorium, Campus Ministry presented “Stuck in
Traffic” an interactive event that focused on the eradication of human
trafficking. Guest speaker was Catherine Griebel, Intensive Case
Manager, Safe Horizon.
President Sweeny and members of the CNR administration and Campus
Ministry are pictured here with Catherine Griebel (third from top left)
following the presentation.
C N R C O L L A B O R A T I V E T E A C H I N G P R O
J E C T
CNR and Isaac E. Young officially launched a Global Child Labor
Teaching Project. Left to right: Linda Swerdlow (CNR faculty member);
Ron Adams (teacher activist); Kim Marino, Rose Fitzmaurice, Chris
Callahan, Tom Bloomer (students from Broad Meadows Middle School); and
Tony Martino (Isaac E. Young Middle School faculty member).
CNR students studying to be teachers were on hand for the launch of a
collaborative project on Global Child Labor between The College of New
Rochelle and Isaac E. Young Middle School. Left to right:
Heather Wallace (Peekskill), Danielle DeLancey (New Rochelle), Sandra
Kocan (Mamaroneck), Diana Gomez (New Rochelle), Dana Mamone (Mahopac),
Shantia Whitehead (Bronx), and Jillian Ocasio (Bronx). m o r e
R A I S I N G A W A R E N E S S A T C N R
On October 19,
2006, for the second consecutive
year, New York State Assemblyman George Latimer visited The College of
New Rochelle’s Main Campus to help raise awareness of domestic
violence; October is the Domestic Violence Awareness Month nationwide.
Ministry and Student
Services departments are collaborating to support the domestic violence
awareness efforts of the New York State Legislature, as well as to
learn how to effect changes to human trafficking laws and advocate for
peace and justice issues.
Left to right: NYS Assemblyman George Latimer; Kathy Yoon (CNR
student); Araba Adjei-Koranteng (CNR student); Terri Eberle Boyle,
Director of Government Relations at CNR; and Bethany Bellino (CNR
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F I F T H A N
N U A L C N R G O L F
& T E N N I S O U T I N G
Fifth Annual CNR Golf & Tennis Outing was held on Monday, September
25, 2006, at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY. Playing golf or
tennis at this special CNR event were over 100 alumnae/i and friends of
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C N R C H O I
R A T F O R D H A M
The CNR Gospel Choir was one of twelve gospel ensembles performing at
Fordham University on September 24, 2006. Fordham’s Campus Ministry
Office sponsored this ecumenical prayer service called “Psalms in the
P O W W O W O
P E N I N G R E C E P T I O N
On Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the opening
reception for the Castle Gallery's fall exhibit 50 Years of Powwow, the Redhawk
Native American Arts Council gave a special presentation of traditional
Native American music and dance.
A question and answer session followed the presentation, after which
the audience was invited to participate in a closing dance.
Castle Gallery members pose with members of
the Redhawk Native American Arts Council. For more on 50 Years of Powwowclick here.
C O N S T I T U T I O N D A
Y A T C N R
In recognition of Constitution Day, a special seminar was held on
Monday, September 18, 2006. Over 75 students, faculty, and staff
attended this noon time presentation held in the café lounge of
the Gill Library on the main campus of CNR.
Dean of the library, Dr. James Schleifer, hosted and introduced Dr.
Daniel McCarthy, Associate Professor of Political Sciences of the
School of Arts and Sciences (r.), who spoke on current issues involving
the U.S. Constitution.
O P E N I N G O
F S C H O O
L Y E A R
M E E T I N G & D I N N E R On Friday evening,
September 15, 2006, the College Community came together for their
annual Opening of School Year Meeting. President Sweeny, along with the
Vice Presidents and Deans,
gave up-to-date progress reports of each school/area and introduced new
members to the College Community.
following the meeting, a dinner was held to honor faculty and staff
celebrating service anniversaries and share a meal at the beginning of
the fall semester.
Cassetta, Associate Professor of Chemistry, School of Arts &
Sciences, celebrating 45 years of dedicated service to The College of
Rochelle, is honored at the podium by President
Sweeny (who is celebrating 30 years of service.)
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S L A T
E R On Monday,
September 11, the CNR Community celebrated the opening of the new
academic year at a special mid-day Mass in Holy Family Chapel.
Remembered at the Mass were those who lost their lives in the events of
F R E S
H M A N C O N V O C A T I O N
The Class of 2010 was formally
welcomed to the College at a
Freshman Convocation in Holy Family Chapel, Tuesday, September 5, 2006. m o r e
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A T E Click on the Campaign
for The College of New Rochelle Website and follow the building of
CNR’s Wellness Center as well as the progress of the
D E P A R
T I N G R I T U A L
On Sunday, September 3, the
freshmen class and their families were invited for an interfaith prayer
service, after move-in and prior to the start of orientation.
The service provided an
opportunity for families to pray together and say goodbye.
The service was designed and facilitated by the Peer Ministers, Campus
Ministry's student leaders.