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 11:15am and 1:25pm; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:10am. The focus of the Core Lecture Series this semester will be to directly link the program’s curriculum to current events.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the

Week of Dec. 3, 2018

Wednesday, Dec. 5:

-11:15am and 1:25pm: “What Role Does the Current Administration Play to U.S. Corporate Interests Abroad?” presented by Richard Koutla

This lecture will provide a cursory overview of government intervention for and protection of U.S. interests abroad with a primary focus on the current administration. The lecture will seek to engage the audience in a discourse on government responsibilities to U.S. interests and to what extent should a government intervene.

Richard Kotula been a member of the CSI community since 2002. From that time to the present, he has completed  a BA in Psychology, a BA in History, and an MA in History. He joined the Core 100 family in 2014 and currently is the acting coordinator of the Remedial Math program. He has also worked as a licensed stock broker, commodities broker, and a financial advisor.

Thursday, Dec. 6:

-8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm: Student Feedback Panel moderated by Donna Scimeca and Core 100 students

To mark the end of the Fall 2018 semester, student representatives from each of the Core sections will take the stage to share with the Core faculty and the program’s coordinator, what worked and what didn’t this semester, and offer suggestions on how the program can be improved.