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, May 15, 2017:

Wednesday, May 17:

-12:20pm: Student Panel, presented by Donna Scimeca and students

Thursday, May 18:

-8:00am, 10:10am, and 6:30pm: Student Panel, presented by Donna Scimeca and students

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

Last week in Corelandia: The Batsonian/Galatian war ended in a deal that required Galatica to deport the Corelandian factions living in back to Corelandia. Additionally, the Galatians and a Batsonians took it upon themselves to ensure that Corelandia deals with its problems, and imposed a new five-member governing panel with orders to fix Corelandia’s issues or face invasion. The five leaders are: Song Da of the Warriors, President Emeritus Larry the Terrible of the Progressives, Dr. Hamilton of the Professionals, Dracon Lentizile of the Communists, and The Grand Teacher of the Professionals. The five leaders worked with different factions to draw up legislation to be heard by Corelandia and to be voted on by them. The Lockeans’ tax plan passed, The Warriors’ proposal for a military and Corelandian defense plan failed, and finally, the Farmers’ plan for food production passed.

This week in Corelandia: The final six factions will be heard and there will be a vote on their plans. After this, there will be a convocation and discussion about Corelandia. Corelandians will have the opportunity to discuss what they liked about Corelandia and what they did not. Also, all Corelandians can give their input on how Corelandia can be improved.

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.