CSI ASAP Receives $475K Grant from the Tudor Foundation

The Tudor Foundation has awarded a $475K grant to CSI’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) to support 75 ASAP scholars over three years. The award is to be named after Louise Zarrilli, a beloved colleague who recently passed away. Ms. Zarrilli’s family has deep historical ties to CSI, as she was raised on Staten Island and her mother worked at CSI. This is a very special gift, as the Tudor Foundation noted that this will be an exciting opportunity to build from this initial gift.

ASAP students at CSI are assisted in earning both their Associate and Baccalaureate degrees in four years with financial, academic, and personal support.

Technology Training Sessions for the Week of June 7

The Technology Training Center will continue to offer weekly training sessions on the applications to assist you with your telecommuting efforts. Please use our Registration page to sign up for any of the sessions. 

If there is a topic that you would like to have covered in the future, contact us and we will do our best to assist you. We can also customize and provide group training to meet your departmental needs. 

Please note that this schedule is fluid, and we may add or cancel training sessions as needed to serve the College community better.

We look forward to working with you.

Be well.

By Doriann Pieve-Hyland

Free Online Tutoring Available during Summer Sessions

The Office of Academic Support wants to let you know that free summer online tutoring is available to your students. The Office of Academic Support offers tutoring throughout the week in various subjects, both in Humanities and Social Sciences and Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. You can access our tutoring schedule online.

Please help us promote this free academic support service that the College offers to your students.

By Koby Kohulan and Christopher Cuccia

Memorial Service Details – Gloria Cortopassi

At the end of 2020, the College community was notified of the passing of Gloria Cortopassi, retired HR Payroll Manager in the Payroll Department. Below is additional service information:

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:00am at St. Rita’s Church, 281 Bradley Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314.​

Again, the College community sends its sympathy to Gloria’s family.

By the Office of Human Resources​

Celebrating Pride 2021

As many of you know, June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, commemorating the first Pride protest, which was led by a Black transgender woman outside the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969.

There are many ways to celebrate Pride this year, both virtually and in-person. For anyone looking to get involved in a meaningful way—from social action to shopping for a cause—please refer to the online resource guide as a helpful starting point.

By the Office of Human Resources

Updated Food Pantry Information

The Food Pantry will be open this week on Wednesday, June 2 from 10:30am to 1:00pm and on Friday, June 4 from 10:30am to 1:00pm.   

The Office of Student Life would like to remind you that the CSI Food Pantry will continue to be an available resource on campus throughout the semester. If you or a student you know is having difficulties finding food to eat during this challenging time, CSI has a non-perishable Food Pantry that was created to help provide assistance for our students. Throughout the Spring semester, the pantry remains available to our campus community by appointment only.  ​

The Spring 2021 CSI Food Pantry appointment hours will be from 10:30am to 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays for the Spring semester. If you need to make an appointment, please fill out the online form and someone from the Office of Student Life will contact you. Please note, if the dates and times listed above do not work for your schedule or if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at studentlife@csi.cuny.edu

All CUNY campus locations (including CSI) require that all faculty, staff, and students download and complete the Everbridge Health Checker app before coming to campus. This simple Symptom Checker can and should be accessed from your mobile phone each day before your visit to campus. After a brief one-time setup of the Everbridge app, the daily Symptom Checker takes less than two minutes to complete. It is an important reminder to consider whether you have symptoms of or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 before you enter any CUNY facility. You will need to Login using your CUNY Login credentials: (Username: Firstname.Lastname@login.cuny.edu).  

For more information about CUNY’s policy on Campus re-entry or on the Everbridge App, please go online.

By Carol Brower

Winnie Brophy Awarded the 2021 Blankenship Outstanding Staff Award from Phi Beta Delta Honor Society

Winnie Brophy

Winnie Brophy was awarded the Edward S. Blankenship Outstanding Staff Award at the 35th Annual International Conference of the Phi Beta Delta, held virtually May 24 and 25. The Edward S. Blankenship Outstanding Staff Award is given for superior scholastic achievements, outstanding leadership, efforts to promote excellence in global education, and support of the development and activities of a local chapter of Phi Beta Delta.  

Brophy has been instrumental in the success of the Eta Lambda Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars at CSI and currently serves as the Chapter Coordinator. As a founding member of the Eta Lambda chapter, she is proud to be steward for the only chapter within the CUNY system, the largest public urban university in the United States. In this role, she is committed to encouraging other CUNY schools to establish chapters of Phi Beta Delta. Brophy is a member of the Board of Directors and currently serves as the Senior International Vice President for Phi Beta Delta, having previously served a term as International President for the organization in 2018-2019. 

At CSI, Brophy has managed logistics for international visitors, special projects, and global initiatives for the Center and the College for 17 years. She is also the club advisor for the Japanese Visual Cultural Club. She served as the coordinator of the College’s Pluralism & Diversity Program for seven years, developing and implementing diversity programs for the campus community. Prior to working at CSI, Winnie worked at the Council of East Asian Studies at Yale University. She received her MA in Urban Education and BS in Cultural Geography from Southern Connecticut State University.  

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is an academic and professional society, unique because of its interdisciplinary and international nature. The Society’s mission is to recognize achievement in international educational interchange and to serve as a catalyst to increase the recognition, credibility, and importance of the international experience, and develop a network of individuals involved in international experiences.

By Editor

Technology Training Sessions for the Week of May 31

The Technology Training Center will continue to offer weekly training sessions on the applications to assist you with your telecommuting efforts.  Please use our Registration page to register for any of the sessions. 

If there is a topic that you would like to have covered in the future, please contact us, and we will do our best to assist you. We can also customize and provide group training to meet your departmental needs. 

Please note that this schedule is fluid, and we may add or cancel training sessions as needed to serve the College community better.

We look forward to working with you.

Be well.

By Doriann Pieve-Hyland