CSI’s Second Annual Homecoming Festival!




College of Staten Island Alumni Relations




Saturday October 6, 2012 from 9:00am to 6:00pm


College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314

Driving Directions



We welcome the Staten Island Community to join CSI students, faculty, staff and alumni for a campus-wide celebration!

October 5, 2012 – Hillel at CSI Welcomes you to Homecoming!

• This Event has been canceled.

October 6, 2012 – Homecoming Festival – $5 per person or $10 per family

• Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative Walkathon – [Separate Registration Required]
• Alumni Baseball Game, Dolphins Soccer
• Magic show hosted by “Magic Mike” class of ’83
• Music provided by Feel the Beat Productions
• Pumpkin Patch by Sweeetbrook Nursery
• Project H. I. (Hunger Initiative) will be collecting new or gently used clothing for their clothing drive.
• Topical Discussions led by Faculty Experts

  • Election 2012: The Battle for the White House – Dr. Richard Flanagan
     1P-109 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Distinguished CSI Professor of Political Science, Richard Flanagan will lead a lecture highlighting the upcoming presidential election.
  • Studying the Geology of Staten Island – Dr. Alan Benimoff
     4N- 219 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Join CSI professor and alumnus, Dr. Alan Benimoff as he explores the various geological characteristics of Staten Island.
  • Something Funny Happened on the way to the classroom: Tales from beyond the blackboard – Dr. Irene Deitch
    1P-222 2:00pm- 3:00pm
    This trip is filled with fun, laughter, good humor, nostalgia and maybe a smile or two.
  • Studying the Cosmos at CSI – Dr. Charles Liu, Dr. Emily Rice and Professor Irving Robbins
    1P-109 2:00pm- 3:00pm
    This trio of professors, Charles Liu, Emily Rice and Irving Robbins will take you on a journey through the cosmos without having to leave the campus.

Plus an entire fun filled day of family activities on the Great Lawn

• Costume Parades (11:30am and 1:30pm)
• Clinics for Children: Softball, Soccer, Dance, and Karate
• Inflatable Attractions: Obstacle Course, Jousting, Bounce Houses, 5-in-1 Sports, Slide
• Face Painting sponsored by Con Ed
• Backpack Decorating sponsored by Con Ed
• Child ID kits
• Vendors
• Lunch and Snack Concessions
• Many more attractions for Families and Children…

October 11, 2012 – Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

• Years in the making, the College of Staten Island will be unveiling its inaugural Hall of Fame class in 2012, with the rousing event scheduled for October 11 at the Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn.  Read more>

October 12, 2012 – Hall of Fame Plaque Unveiling and Volleyball vs. Cooper Union




Don’t forget to register for the Walkathon



Breast Cancer Walkathon 2012 – Remembering Friends Lost and Lives Changed

Staten Islanders lose their lives to breast cancer more often than in the rest of the city, state and nation.

Join Dr. Donna Gerstle, Director of the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative (SIBCRI) at 10 a.m. on Saturday October 6, 2012 along with hundreds of Staten Islanders for the two-kilometer Walkathon to remember friends lost and lives changed. Participants can register online.

Read these articles from the Staten Island Advance:
Staten Island knitters raise $$ to battle common enemy – breast cancer;
Knitters make symbols of hope on Staten Island

The Walkathon is sponsored by Con Edison and the CSI Alumni Association.  Hand-knitted scarfs and blankets, lovingly crafted by supportive community groups across the country, will be available for purchase.

Registration on October 6 beings at 9:00 a.m. on the Great Lawn, the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.  The Walkathon is the flagship event of the College’s Second Annual Homecoming Festival.

Registration is required, with a requested donation of $25. All registered walkers will receive a SIBCRI t-shirt, water bottle, tote bag and pink pedometer. All contributions are tax deductible. For more information call (718) 982-2365.

I cannot attend the Breast Cancer Walkathon, but will click here to make a donation or sponsor a walker in support of the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative.

Dr. Donna Gerstle
Dr. Donna Gerstle


Dr.  Gerstle  is determined to find out why there is a high correlation between length of residency and mortality from breast cancer. Her quest in the laboratories of the CSI Center for the Environmental Science involves long hours reviewing a broad spectrum of data. Her enduring commitment is matched by her life-long passion.


Starting at 10:00am on the Great Lawn, each Walkathon participant will cover the two-kilometer walk route once. Along the Walkathon route, walkers will find Live Green, Embrace Pink lawn signs containing facts on how to promote energy efficiency and a greener lifestyle for all, in addition to important facts about breast cancer prevention. At the end of the Walkathon, walkers will have the opportunity to meet with Health Educators from CSI’s Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative (SIBCRI).