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This July, to mark its third consecutive year of offering quality summer entertainment for young children, CNR Drama presented Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella in Romita Theatre on the main campus of CNR.  Starring as Cinderella was School of Arts & Sciences student Rochelle Thompson. Pictured here is ‘Cinderella’ rushing off to the ball in her magical white carriage.

Discussing preparations for the ball are Cinderella’s Rochelle Thompson of the School of Arts & Sciences; Stepsister Portia, played by CNR Graduate student JoAnna Marchetti; Stepmother Tanya Wills, who has acted in a number of CNR Drama productions over the years, and Stepsister Joy, played by Jessica Bittner.

M I S S I O N  P O S S I B L E

Summer Orientation 2006 for new CNR students starting this fall in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing was held over the summer on the main campus in New Rochelle. Students attending the two-day sessions registered for classes, completed health forms, finished their housing application forms, financial aid packages, and most of all, met their faculty, staff, and other new students. Above: New friends pause on their way to a Freshmen Orientation session.

Lunch outside on the shady terrace of the Student Center gives these students time to speak informally with an older classmate and orientation guide.

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P O L I T I C S  O F  H E A L T H  C A R E

Dr. Connie Vance, Professor or Nursing at CNR (far left) and New York State Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie (83rd Assembly District in the Bronx, center of photo) pose with registered nurses and nursing students from
The College of New Rochelle's School of Nursing. Assemblyman Heastie spoke to registered nurses and nursing students at CNR's Main Campus. The students are enrolled in "Politics of Health Care," a class designed to educate them about the political process and how to become advocates on behalf of the public.

C O N G R E S S W O M A N  L O W E Y  V I S I T S  C N R

At a press conference held on June 27, 2006, on the main campus of The College of New Rochelle, Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), met with dozens of CNR students to discuss changes in the college loan interest rates. Congresswoman Lowey urged students to consolidate their college loans before proposed federal legislation becomes laws.    

Speaking at the discussion on college loan interest rates were (l. to r.): Ellen Curry Damato, Executive Vice President at CNR; Matthew Fortino, CNR student from the Main Campus; Congresswoman Nita Lowey; Tamika Riley, CNR student from Co-op City Campus; Sandy Cayo, CNR nursing student; Katy Klepfer, CNR nursing student; and Terri Eberle Boyle, Director of Government Relations at CNR.

W E L L N E S S  C E N T E R  C O N S T R U C T I O N  B E G I N S

Construction began at the end of June 2006 on the new Wellness Center with the removal of several trees and the College’s tennis courts. When completed, CNR’s interdisciplinary center will integrate all aspects of health and wellness education in a holistic manner.

40-Love! Tennis Courts make way for CNR’s new sports facility.

N E W  S N R  C A M P U S  D I R E C T O R S

The College of New Rochelle has appointed three new campus directors at the School of New Resources. They include (l.-r.): Dr. Barbara Adams, Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem; Darnley M. Osborne, Brooklyn Campus in Bedford-Stuyvesant;  and Dr. Joseph King, John Cardinal O’Connor Campus in the Bronx.  m o r e

W E L L N E S S  C E N T E R  B L E S S I N G

Dr. Stephen J. Sweeny and the Office of Campus Ministry led members of the College Community in a Prayer Service of New Beginnings at the Wellness Center Site on Monday, June 19. More than 200 members of the CNR Community joined in this special blessing at the site of the Wellness Centerm o r e

A L U M N A E / I  C O L L E G E  W E E K E N D

CNR celebrated its 68th annual Alumnae/i College Reunion over the June 9-11 weekend. Over 350 graduates of The College of New Rochelle returned to campus for a weekend of fun and remembrances.  m o r e

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B R O N X  P U E R T O  R I C A N  D A Y  P A R A D E

CNR alumnae/i, faculty, students, and staff from the School of New Resources participated in this year's Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, held on Sunday, May 21, 2006.

Francisco Gonzalez, President of the Parade and SNR Co-op City Campus graduate, pictured here with with Miguel Ramos, SNR Recruiter (l.), Judith Balfe, SNR Director of Marketing and Recruitment, and Maryanna DeBartolo, SNR New Rochelle Campus graduate.

C A S T L E  G A L L E R Y 2 5 T H  A N N I V E R S A R Y

On Saturday, May 20, 2006, more than 150 people came together at The College of New Rochelle’s Main Campus to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Castle Gallery.  The reception was held in Leland Castle Parlors and was beautifully decorated for the evening with a selection of  exhibit posters, postcards, and programs that spanned the Gallery's twenty five years.

Since 1980, the Castle Gallery has been an outstanding cultural and educational resource for thousands of residents throughout metro-NY.  In attendance were former and current members of the Gallery’s board of trustees, supporters from years past, and three gallery directors.  Above: Attendees had a chance to view the Gallery's current exhibit, The Westchester Biennial 2006, which features the work of 22 Westchester artists. The exhibit runs through June 18, 2006.  m o r e

New Rochelle City Councilman Michael Boyle and NY State Assemblyman George Latimer were on hand to present proclamations marking May 20 as Castle Gallery Day in New Rochelle. Left to right: George Latimer, NYS Assemblyman; Ellen Curry Damato, Executive Vice President at CNR; Jennifer Zazo, Director of the Castle Gallery; and New Rochelle City Councilman Michael Boyle.

Left to right: Current Castle Gallery Director Jennifer Zazo and her predecessor Wennie Huang pose with Ellen Kenny, the very first Director.

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Judy Huntington, Vice President for Financial Affairs, and Keith Borge, Controller, present the Financial Report to the College Community on Wednesday, May 17 in Romita Auditorium in the Mooney Center on the Main Campus. They presented a projection of the final financial results for the year ending June 30, 2006, and discussed the proposed budget for 2005-06. Here, Ms. Huntington updated the College Community on the progress towards the building of the Wellness  Center.

C N R  S P O R T S  A W A R D S  B A N Q U E T

The College of New Rochelle's annual Sports Awards Banquet was held on May 11, 2006. Keynote remarks were given by CNR alumna Dawn Cillo, SAS’87 (r.), who was recently voted by the NCAA as one of the top 25 players in Division III history. Photographed here with Dawn Cillo are Kathy LeVache, CNR's former Athletic Director; and Harold Crocker, Athletic Director at CNR.

Attending the Sports Award Banquet were: (l. to r.) Cristina Gaspar, Softball Coach/Assistant to the Athletic Director; Harold Crocker, Athletic Director; Jackie Braca, Cheerleading Coach; Rick Tovar, Tennis Coach; Kristen Schnitzer, Swimming Coach; Ray Ferranti, Soccer Coach; Byron Womack, Sports Assistant Athletic Director; Heather Stewart, Volleyball Coach; Gary Torigian, Basketball Coach.

T R E E  P L A N T I N G  C E R E M O N Y

Members of the College Community gathered on Friday, May 5, at 11 a.m. on the Main Campus for a Tree Planting Ceremony in memory of Corinne Olensky, a long-time member of the School of New Resources who passed away this past year.  The site chosen was directly behind the Castle near the Rose Garden.

The ceremony featured recollections from colleagues, friends, and family in gratitude of their time spent with Corinne.  Above: The tree, a flowering Bradford Pear, was blessed by CNR Chaplain Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM Cap.

The ceremony concluded with members of the College Community helping plant the tree, and a lunch reception followed.

C E L E B R A T I O N  O F  S T U D E N T  A C H I E V E M E N T

Each year, the Women’s Studies Committee sponsors the Celebration of Student Achievement to honor the accomplishments of students in all majors and disciplines in the School of Arts & Sciences at The College of New Rochelle. Fourteen students made presentations on Thursday, May 4, in the Student Campus Center on the Main Campus.

Megan Skrip SAS’07 discusses the research findings of her presentation entitled "Zebra Mussel Survival and Settlement."

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T A K E  O U R  D A U G H T E R S  T O  W O R K  D A Y

On Thursday, April 27, 2006, CNR welcomed to the Main Campus the daughters of faculty and staff on “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” at CNR.

After a welcome breakfast, the VIP guests were taken for a campus tour. The guests had a day-long schedule of presentations about meditation, Pilates, and careers in art, biology, and nursing.

The visitors met with student leaders, played volleyball on Maura Lawn, learned about CPR techniques, Internet, pet therapy, and even dissected a shark!

H O N O R S  C O N F E R E N C E  D A Y

The scholarly undertakings of students enrolled in CNR’s Honors Program were featured at Honors Conference Day, Thursday, April 27.  Working with both peers and faculty mentors, students presented their findings at the annual luncheon event.   Above: Senior honor student Kathryn Tyranski, SAS ’06, attended the National Collegiate Honors Council three times and her poster presentation was a visual illustration of her NCHC Conference experiences.

Binh Phong SAS ’08 and Shonda Gaylord, SAS '08 in front of their project that focus on water quality and man made water systems. The two sophomores in the Honors Program did their research under the direction of Dr. Faith Kostel-Hughes, Associate Professor of Biology at SAS

H U R R I C A N E  K A T R I N A  P A N E L

On Wednesday evening, April 26, 2006, members of the faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences presented "Will New Orleans Be Well?" an interdisciplinary discussion of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in support of The College of New Rochelle's Wellness Programming. The event examined the complexities of restoring health to the communities affected by this disaster.   m o r e

Participants, (l.-r.):  Dr. Steve O’Rourke (moderator), Associate Professor of Psychology; Dr. Amy Bass, Assistant Professor of History; Dr. Melanie Harasym, Associate Professor of Biology; Dr. Lisa Paler, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Assistant Professor of Sociology; with School of Arts & Sciences Dean Richard Thompson.

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In celebration of the graduating Class of 2006, the Office of Campus Ministry presented a special Interfaith Prayer Service on Sunday, April 23, 2006, at the Co-op City Campus of the School of New Resources.

The CNR Gospel Choir sang at the afternoon service.

In attendance were (l.-r.): Dean Guy Lometti, Graduate School; Dr. Joan Bailey, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dean Eliza Dinwiddie-Boyd, School of New Resources; Joan Bristol, Vice President of Student Services; and CNR President Stephen J. Sweeny.

W H I T N E Y  M .  Y O U N G .  J R .  S Y M P O S I U M

Reverend David Billings, a trainer and organizer with The People’s Institute since 1983, was the Keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Symposium on Friday, April 21. This event, sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Affairs Committee of the Westchester Division of the NASW, was hosted by The College of New Rochelle and Dr. Judith Gordon, Associate Professor of Social Work in the School of Arts & Sciences.

The day-long symposium was entitled: Institutional Racism: Apartheid in America, 2006. Keynote speaker Reverend Billings, an ordained United Methodist minister and advisor to Fordham University’s Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty in New York City, has served as a consultant with several community organizations including the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and the New York State Department of Education Equity Committee.

F O U R T H  A N N U A L  E A R T H  D A Y  G A M E  S H O W

On Thursday, April 20, 2006, the fourth annual “Earth Day Game Show” was hosted by Associate Professor of English of the School of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Nick Smart (r.) Contestants were quizzed (and won prizes!) for their “earth knowledge.” A full house of students, faculty, and staff filled Romita Auditorium.

F I R S T  H O N O R S  P R E S I D E N T I A L  L Y C E U M

Honors students of the School of Arts & Sciences were the guests of President Sweeny on Tuesday, April 18. The students were invited to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Honors Presidential Lyceum, a dinner conversation with Dr. Sweeny to discuss the novel, The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd.

Two members of each honors class were selected by Dr. Amy Bass, Director of the Honors Program at CNR, to participate in the dinner conversation with the president. Dinner was held in the Castle Dining Room. With President Sweeny and Dr. Bass before dinner are (l. to r.) Megan Skrip, SAS ’07; Betsy Skrip, SAS ’06; Jeanene James, SAS ’08; Kathryn Tyranski, SAS ’06.

C N R  S P R I N G  T O W N  M E E T I N G

The Spring Town Meeting was held on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 11, in the Mooney Center's Romita Auditorium on the main campus of CNR. More than 75 faculty and staff were present in Romita and all of CNR’s campuses were connected live via streaming video.
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Joseph Tattoni of the architectural firm Ikon.5 presented the final plans for the new Wellness Center. Construction for the new building will begin within the month, and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2007.

Joseph Tattoni (c.) points out some of the Wellness Center's building details on the architectural model for President Sweeny and Director of Annual Giving Marilyn Saulle.

H A T S  O F F  T O  C N R  V O L U N T E E R S

Students, staff and faculty of CNR who volunteered for events and programs sponsored by Campus Ministry were guests at a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, April 6, 2006. Waiting for their guests to arrive are:
(bottom row l. to r.) Rumyana Chucheva SAS '08, Helen Wolf, Director Campus Ministry, Jing Jin SON '07;  (top row, l. to r.) Kathryn Tyranski SAS '06, Fr. Joseph Flynn, OFM CAP, Chaplain, Suzette Walker-Vega, Campus Minister, and Dilia Garcia SON '08. All the guests were given a hat featuring the new Campus Ministry logo.

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The College of New Rochelle hosted the Twelfth Annual Student Symposium of the Westchester Consortium International Studies on Monday, April 3 in Romita Auditorium on the main campus of CNR. Dr. Andre Beauzethier, Associate Professor of Modern Languages in the School of Arts & Sciences and Dr. Anne McKernan, Associate Professor of History and International Studies in the School of Arts & Sciences were the moderators of two panels that featured students from Manhattanville College, Marymount College of Fordham University and The College of New Rochelle.

S P R I N G  C O N C E R T

On Sunday evening, April 2, The Office of Campus Ministry presented a Spring Concert of gospel and classical music in Holy Family Chapel. CNR’s Gospel Choir, under the director of Roger Francis, performed, as did CNR’s Chapel Choir under the direction of Michael Dilthey. Guest performers included the Iona College Gospel Choir and the St. Charles Liturgical Dance Ensemble of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Harlem. Brother Tyrone Davis, Executive Director of the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese, gave the benediction and Pastor DeQuincy Hentz of Shiloh Baptist Church in New Rochelle offered a reflection.

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On Sunday, April 2, 2006, participating artists gathered for a group photo at the Castle Gallery Opening Reception for the Castle Gallery's third exhibit of the year, The Westchester Biennial 2006. The exhibit, which features the work of 22 Westchester artists, runs from April 2 through June 18, 2006.  m o r e

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W O M E N ' S   H I S T O R Y  M O N T H

C N R  H O S T S  A E G U S  C O N F E R E N C E

The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students held their 20th Annual Conference of AEGUS at CNR on Friday and Saturday, March 31 - April 1. Over two hundred educators attended the two-day conference that focused on “Solving the Mysteries of the Gifted Underachiever” and featured keynote speakers Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis who spoke on the topic of  “No Child Left Behind: Are We Creating A Nation of Underachievers?”

Featured speakers at the AEGUS 20th Annual Conference were Dr. Susan Baum, Professor in the Graduate School of CNR and co-founder of AEGUS; Dr. Joseph Renzulli, Director of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRCGT); Dr. Sally Reis, Department Head of the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Connecticut, and Principal Investigator of the NRCGT; and Dr. Lois Baldwin Principal of Special Education for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Southern Westchester and co-founder of AEGUS.

M A D A M  P R E S I D E N T

On March 27, 2006 a panel discussion entitled, “Madam President?” was held in the Maura Ballroom on CNR’s Main Campus. The discussion focused on the possibility of a female president in the United States and a look at female leaders around the world. Panelists included, (l. to r.) Dr. Daniel McCarthy, Associate Professor of Political Science; Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Assistant Professor of Sociology; and Dr. Amy Bass, Assistant Professor of History. Posing with the faculty members were student organizer, Kathryn Tyranski SAS ’06, and Terri Eberle Boyle, Director of Government Relations for The College of New Rochelle, who moderated the discussion.

R U R A L  P L U N G E

On Spring Break students and professional staff of CNR traveled to the West Virginia Appalachians for a week of service at Big Laurel Learning Center in Naugatuck, WV. CNR Plungers participated in environmental activities, outdoor maintenance, emergency food distribution, and tutoring. Suzette Walker-Vega from Campus Ministry led the group. (L. to r.): Laura Enright-Fitzsimmons, SN ’07; Blanca Paccha, SAS ’08; Bethany Belliono, SN ’07; Nikia Burt, SAS ’07; Monise Anastacio, SAS '08, Meghan Toomey, Assistant Director in the Office of Student Development & Programs.

CNR Plungers digging out rain ditches filled with debris from winter storms to keep roads from flooding.

U R B A N  P L U N G E

CNR students participated in an Urban Plunge held at Hale House in New York City. Students worked with preschoolers in Hale House's new Learning Center, as well as helping with administrative duties for the organization. Dr. Marya Howell-Carter of the Office of Counseling and Career Services accompanied the students. (L.to r.): Lissette Candelario, SAS '07; Allison Ippoliti, SAS '08; Kathy Yoon, SAS '09; Dr. Marya Howell-Carter; Norma David, SAS '09

C N R  A T T E N D S  S O C I A L  S T U D I E S  C O N F E R E N C E

The School of Arts & Sciences education majors presented their work on the Vietnam Veteran's Oral History Project at the recent New York State Council for the Social Studies Conference held at the Rye Brook Hilton. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration with Isaac E. Young Middle School and was conducted under the auspices of the Library of Congress' Veteran's History program. Dr. Linda Swerdlow, Assistant Professor of Education in the School of Arts & Sciences, and Tony Martino of New Rochelle’s Isaac E. Young Middle School, co-developed the project and also made presentations at the conference. Dr. Diane Quandt, Associate Professor of Education, served as moderator. Students participating were: [left to right] Veronica Cambra, SAS 06; Dana Mamone, SAS 06; Tiarra Lopez, SAS 07; Shamika Powell, SAS ‘06; Chantal May, SAS ‘06; Chevonne Holcomb, SAS ‘06.

A N G E L A  A W A R D  D I N N E R

President Stephen J. Sweeny, was honored with an Angela Award by the Adult Learning Center, a mission of Ursuline Social Outreach, on Thursday, March 9, 2006, during an award dinner held in New Rochelle.  Dr. Sweeny was introduced by CNR alumna Eileen Songer McCarthy SAS’91.  Fellow honorees were Mark Jerome, Executive VP of Monroe College (l.), and Maria Munoz Kantha (c.), an educator and community activist.

Dr. Sweeny with Eileen Fane, OSU, Founder and Executive Director of Ursuline Social Outreach following the presentation of the award.

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On March 8, in Romita Auditorium of the Mooney Center, the 2006 Dowell Lecture “Does My Feminism Go with These Shoes? Women, Power, and Politics" was given by independent film producer and director M.T. Manelski, including a screening of Ms. Manelski’s film, Running in High Heels. The film is about the difference between what people say and what they do, specifically, what women say about politics and how women behave in politics. For more about M.T. Manelski click here.

Ms. Manelski was introduced by Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Chair of Women’s Studies, and Assistant Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences. Posing with Ms. Manelski before her lecture is Dr. Rawlins, and Dr. Richard Thompson, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. The evening’s activities began with a reception for Ms. Manelski in the Mooney Center Lounge.

I N T E R N A T I O N A L  W O M E N 'S   D A Y

In honor of International Women’s Day, Amy Boldosser spoke at Dr. Anne McKernan’s new course for majors in International Studies on the global community. Ms. Boldosser is the Alice Stetten Fellow with a Teaching Assistantship in International Law at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and holds a B.A. in Romance Languages (Spanish and French) and Politics from New York University. She spoke to the students on the topic of “human trafficking” in the world.

On March 8, in celebration of International Women’s Day, students enrolled in Dr. Judith Gordon course “Global Perspectives on Women’s Rights,” acted out roles in a Mock Women’s Human Rights Tribunal. Representatives from the Dean’s Office, Admissions, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, and the Office of Purchasing participated as a panel of judges while students played the roles of women from across the world testifying about violations of their human rights.

C O M M U T E R  C O F F E E  H O U S E  C E L E B R A T I O N

On March 7, 2006, CNR's Commuter Coffee House celebrated Women’s History Month at their gathering in the  Mooney Center Lounge. The Commuter Coffee House is a Student Development & Programs sponsored event that meets once a month on the first Tuesday.

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Dr. Amy Bass, pictured here with husband Evan on the NBC news set in Torino's Piazza San Carlo, has returned from Torino, and the 2006 Winter Olympic Games are over, but you can still read of her experiences there.  CNR AT The Winter Games Online Diary

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B L A C K  H I S T O R Y  M O N T H

C N R  A L U M S  T O U R  B L A C K  H I S T O R Y  E X H I B I T

Members of The College of New Rochelle Alumnae/i Association met Saturday, February 25, 2006 at the New York Historical Society for a tour of the exhibit Slavery in New York.  

" P O L I T I C A L  F R I D A Y S "

CNR hosted the Westchester County Association's "Political Fridays" Program on Friday, February 24, 2006,  at its Main Campus. Business leaders from the Westchester community gathered to hear the new Mayor of New Rochelle, Noam Bramson, speak about the urban challenges facing New Rochelle,  and his plans to work with business and civic leaders to enhance the City's development and quality of life.

Left to right:  Michael E. Boyle, Jr., New Rochelle Council Member; Dr. Stephen Sweeny, CNR president; Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle; Terri Eberle Boyle, Director of Government Affairs at CNR; Al DelBello, Westchester County Association; and Bill Mooney Jr., Westchester County Association.

A  N I G H T  I N  " M E X I C O "

School of Arts & Sciences students who will be spending eight days in Oaxaca, Mexico in late May as the culmination of their course "Bridging Cultures: Mexico," met with Reyna Henaine, guest curator of the current exhibition of Presence of Mexico: Mexican Masters and Contemporary Artists in the Castle Galley. Following this informal tour, students and faculty members attended a reception where they dined on traditional Mexican food. The evening ended with a toast to Dr. Russell Taylor, retired SAS Professor of Business, recognizing his generous support of CNR student study abroad programs through the Russell and Deborah Taylor Foundation.

C N R  S T U D E N T S  S U P P O R T  L O B B Y  D A Y

Students from The College of New Rochelle’s School of Nursing (SN) and School of New Resources (SNR) were among 700 students in Albany at the Council for Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu)-sponsored Lobby Day on February 14. The students met with various state legislators to discuss issues such as funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) that affect their pursuit of a college degree.

The  CNR students met with Assemblyman George Latimer, who represents CNR’s New Rochelle Campus, Assemblyman Keith Wright, who represents CNR’s Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, who represents CNR’s Co-op City Campus, Assemblyman Carl Heastie from the Bronx and Senator Ruben Diaz from the Bronx.   m o r e

V I S I T I N G  A R T I S T  L E C T U R E

Painter, printmaker, curator, professor and writer Emma Amos gave the Visiting Artist Lecture in CNR's Romita Auditorium on Wednesday, February 15, 2006. Ms. Amos, a professor and chair of the Visual Arts Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is a former editor of Heresies Magazine and writes and exhibits widely. Ms. Amos spoke about her own work, focusing on her experiences as an African-American woman artist and the way gender and race has factored in the history of art and in the representation of women.

A reception immediately followed the lecture where faculty and students had a chance to meet Emma Amos and discuss her work.

H I G H  S C H O O L  S T U D E N T S  T O U R  G A L L E R Y

This February, Reyna Henaine gave a series of bilingual guided tours of the current Castle Gallery exhibit Presence of Mexico (December 11, 2005 through March 5, 2006). Reyna, the curator of the exhibit, is pictured here at left with a local high school class.    m o r e

C N R  G O S P E L  C H O I R  S I N G S  A T  S T .  P A T R I C K ' S

The College of New Rochelle’s Gospel Choir sang at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday, February 5, 2006, in celebration of Black History Month. Sponsored by Archdiocese of New York’s Office of Black Ministry, the celebration featured choirs from parishes throughout the city. The CNR choir performed under the direction of Helen Wolf, Campus Ministry Director.

C O M M U T E R  C O F F E E  H O U S E  C E L E B R A T I O N

On February 7, CNR's Commuter Coffee House celebrated Black History Month at their gathering in the Mooney Center Lounge.

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The third International Plunge to the Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico missions took place over the semester break. The group was led by Helen Wolf, Director of Campus Ministry. Marie Serina, Director of Health Services for the College, Suzette Walker, Campus Minister, Tiffani Blake, Assistant Director of Student Activities, and Silvana Bajana, Director of Purchasing for CNR, also accompanied the students. 

The students’ efforts benefited Project Vida Digna (Matamoros, Mexico) and  The Brownsville Community Center (Brownsville, Texas). Above:
CNR nursing student taking the blood pressure of a woman in Brownsville, TX.

CNR students, faculty and staff building a one-family house from scratch in Matamoros

The house is 12’ by 24’ and will house an extended 3-generation family of 7 people.  m o r e

F E A S T  O F  S T .  A N G E L A

CNR Campus Ministry celebrated St. Angela Merici’s feast day on Friday, January 27, 2006, by inviting students, staff and faculty to an “Angela Fest” featuring traditional food, music, a slide show, and games. Coordinated by Campus Ministry Director Helen Wolf, this special lunch was held in the Student Campus Center on the main campus of The College of New Rochelle.

Peer ministers Monise Anastacio, SAS’08, playing the part of St. Angela Merici, Sonila Sema, SAS’06, Jing Jin, SAS’06, and Bethany Bellino, SAS’07 enjoyed the noontime annual celebration. Besides the games and raffle to benefit the Mission Service Project, luncheon guests were able to view a slide show of the recent CNR Plunge to Matamoros, Mexico and Brownville, Texas.

Posing with an artist rendering of Angela Merici were several Ursulines who attended the Angela Fest. From left to right: Srs. Eileen Kelleher, Jeanne Brennan, Marion Lynch, Mary Boyan, and Alice Gallin.

C N R  L I B R A R I E S  H A V E  N E W  R E S E R V E   S Y S T E M

CNR’s City Campuses librarians visited the main campus to try out the new Docutek ERes, a turnkey system for Electronic Reserves now available on all campuses of the College.  From (l.-r.): Yvonne Hamilton (Co-op City Campus), Yvette Page (JOC Campus), Mario Charles (Rosa Parks Campus), Marge Lynn (Gill Library), Ana Fontoura (Gill Library), Susan Acampora (Gill Library), Jennifer L. Ransom (Gill Library), Lilleth Newby (Brooklyn Campus), and Marie Octobre (Brooklyn Campus).

F E A S T  O F  T H E  E P I P H A N Y

The College Community celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany on Sunday, January 8, 2006, in Holy Family Chapel.

This Mass, followed by a reception for the College Community in Maura Hall, marked the beginning of the second semester of The College of New Rochelle’s academic year.

President Sweeny welcomed the College Community and invited them to the brunch that followed the liturgy.

Alumnae/i, friends of the College, and the faculty and staff of CNR enjoying the breakfast reception in Maura Hall.

C A S T L E  G A L L E R Y  H O L I D A Y  P A R T Y

Members of the Board of the Castle Gallery gather for a group photo  at the Castle Gallery Holiday Reception, held on Sunday, January 8, 2006 for the Castle Gallery's second exhibit of the year, Presence of Mexico. The exhibit runs from December 11, 2005 through March 5, 2006.

Presence of Mexico features paintings, lithographs, photographs, sculp tures, works on paper and mixed media by 30 Mexican artists whose diverse media and expression date from 1920 to 2005, including Mexican Masters Diego Rivera, David A. Siqueiros, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Rufino Tamayo, José Clemente Orozco, and Leonora Carrington, alongside established and cutting-edge contemporary artists.  m o r e

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