The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week, all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions with about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the lectures. No permission is needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The lectures are 50 minutes and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 12:20pm; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:10am.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of Monday, April 3, 2017:

Wednesday, Apr. 5:

-12:20pm: “The Women’s Suffrage Movement,” presented by Artemida Tesho

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in NY State. NY was one of the first states to pass legislation granting women the right to vote, in 1917. This lecture discusses the Women’s Suffrage Movement in NY State, and will highlight the contribution of African American, as well as immigrant women, to the suffrage movement.

Artemida Tesho earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tirana, Albania. She holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Professor Tesho also earned a Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education from CSI. She has been a member of the History and Core faculty since 2006, and a member of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty since 2007.

Thursday, Apr. 6:

-8:00am: “Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement,” presented by Edward Manganel

While certainly not the only face of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership and his organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), were the catalysts for revolutionary social change in the United States. The Civil Rights Movement might be aptly described as a dramatically successful revolution, but an incomplete one. King’s efficacious strategy of non-violent civil disobedience and the inspirational power of his oratory focused world attention on the Jim Crow system and forced Congress into action.

Edward Manganel Taught AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government, and Comparative Government at Msgr. Farrell HS for 32 years. He served as Chair of the Social Studies Department. He has taught at CSI for 25 years, originally as a member of the PEP Dept., and for the last ten years as an instructor of Core 100.

-10:10am: “Road to Great Depression,” presented by John Lentine

This lecture will commence by explaining the economic theories of the three critical economic philosophers: Smith, Marx, and Rand. It then examines the historical economic philosophies of the United States from Colonial times to World War II. This lecture will cover government intervention in the economy, or the lack thereof, during the Gilded Age and the Pre-War Era.

John Lentine graduated from the Pennsylvania State University – Capital College, with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Studying just outside the State Capitol, he had the distinct honor of working for two of Pennsylvania’s State Representatives. Upon his return to Staten Island, he worked on a City Council campaign management team. He currently works in the Center for Advising and Academic Success and teaches Core 100 at CSI.

-4:40pm: “Corelandia,” presented by Victor Miller and Vincent DePaolo

Last week in Corelandia: Song Da was arrested for infecting a large majority of Senators with El Azul blood. Corelandians held a presidential election and the Progressive candidate, Larry the Terrible, was elected with 12 of 18 electoral votes. The senate passed a bill dealing with the status of the El Azul, but President Terrible vetoed it and sent it back to the senators for further review.

This week in Corelandia: Song Da remains imprisoned and is awaiting a possible trial. Who will President Terrible appoint as Vice President, Secretary of Agriculture, and Secretary of the Exterior? President Terrible will also make three appointments to the Corelandian Supreme Court. Since the bill they passed last week was vetoed, the legislature will continue to reconcile whether the El Azul will be enslaved and what their legal status in Corelandia will be. The mills have been broken again. Can the newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture and the Buttresses fix the problem? Finally, a great mystery will be revealed through a guest speaker to all Corelandians. Stay tuned this Thursday at 4:40pm to find out the mystery and more.

Victor Miller earned a BA in History at the College of Staten Island in 2005 and an MS in Adolescent Education in 2008. He has been an Adjunct of Core 100 since February 2012 and currently also works for the Center for Advising and Academic Success. Professor Miller is the of author of the “Summer of ’87” Reacting to the Past classroom simulation and also recently served on the Core 100 textbook editing committee.

Vincent DePaolo previously was an Adjunct Instructor at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus in the History Department teaching introductory World History Survey courses. He received his BA in History and MS in Social Science with a concentration in History and Advanced Graduate Certificate in United Nation Studies at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus. He has also received his MSeD in Secondary Social Studies from the College of Staten Island/CUNY.

-6:30pm: “Market Econom,: presented by Joseph Frusci

How do government and the market economy come together? This lecture will examine how the U.S. government and market economy come together by looking at the government’s evolving role in it, through the analysis of how government sets the rules by which the market economy functions.

Joseph Frusci is a prior service Army National Guardsman who earned a BA and MA in History. He is currently all but dissertation “ABD” in the Doctor of Education program (EdD) at Northeastern University. Joseph has been teaching with the Core program since 2012, and is the author of “2008 Bailout,” a Reacting to the Past game, which engages students in the complexities of the economic crisis of 2007-2008. He also teaches U.S history, government, and economics for the New York City Department of Education at Staten Island Technical High School.

Saturday, Apr. 8:

10:10am: :”Economics,” presented by Peter Ronalds

Peter Ronalds is a Doctor of Arts Modern World History, St. John’s University 1998. He has been teaching Core 100 and history classes since 1998.