Updated Food Pantry Information

The Food Pantry will be open this week on Wednesday, Apr. 14 from 10:30am to 1:00pm and on Friday, Apr. 16 from 10:30am – 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

This Week in Core Lecture Announcement

The Core 100 Program would like to thank Professor Lauren Bock Mullins, Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business, for her time and effort to produce a lecture for the Spring 2021 Core Lecture Series.

Title of the Lecture: “The Intersectionality of Race and Gender in a Post-COVID World,”  

Description:  This Core lecture discusses our co-authored study on federal work-life programs in relation to women and minorities. It explores how intersectionality is tied to the UN Sustainable Development goal of gender equality, and the effects of the COVID pandemic on women and minorities. 

Link to Lecture

Biography:  Lauren Bock Mullins is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business. She conducts gender and social equity research in relation to various management topics. She received her Doctorate in Public Administration from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration and holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights from Columbia University. Her most recent coauthored work includes “Supervision of Telework: A Key to Organizational Performance,” in The American Review of Public Administration (2021);  “Gender Responsive Budgeting and the COVID-19 Pandemic Response: A Feminist Standpoint,” in Administrative Theory & Praxis (2020); and “The Effects of Family Responsibilities Discrimination on Public Employees’ Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions: Can Flexible Work Arrangements Help?” in Review of Public Personnel Administration (2020).

By the Division of Academic Affairs

CUNY Investment Industry Fellows Fall 2021 – Application Now Open

Apply today for the CUNY Investment Industry Fellows program.

Launched and led by Centerbridge Partners LP since 2018, the CUNY Investment Industry Fellowship is a  cohort-based nine-month program for rising sophomores and juniors at any CUNY campus who are interested in pursuing entry-level roles in the investment industry. Each fellow is matched one-on-one with a mentor working in the investment industry for personalized support and guidance in launching their career and growing their network in the investment industry. Fellows also join monthly workshops on topics including Introduction to Investments, Life Cycle of a Private Equity Deal, Distressed Debt Deep Dive, IPOs Deep Dive, Career Paths and Structure at an Investment Firm, How to Write a Case Study, and Overview of Financial Analyses and Modeling. Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend for participation in the program. This program is an unparalleled opportunity to build your skills and network in the investment industry.

Apply online by April 30.

Start your application ASAP because it requires a letter of recommendation.

By Caryl Watkins

Career Success Starts Now

If your students need help writing a cover letter, revising their resume, preparing for an interview, or need help finding available internships and opportunities, please connect them with the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).

The Career Success on Campus (CSoC)  grant-funded program offers students guidance through mentorship with our Peer Leaders and connects students interested in paid internships with hiring employers.

Students should activate their accounts on Handshake to explore career options, find jobs and internships, attend virtual recruiting events, and make appointments with CCPD staff and Campus Peer Leaders. ​

Faculty may also access Handshake online.

Please be sure to provide your role at the College. This question is mandatory and leaving it blank will deny your account access. Enter your EMPLID/Alumni ID. If you are faculty or staff, type “faculty” or “staff” as per your role at CSI.

Student success starts today. Learn more about how as a faculty member you can be more involved with the Center for Career and Professional Development. Email John Kesaris at john.kesaris@csi.cuny.edu.

By the Division of Student Affairs

Ramadan 2021 / Religious Accommodations

This year, Ramadan begins this evening and is observed through Wednesday, May 12.  Practicing students will be fasting from dawn until dusk (approximately 4:30am to 8:30pm) and praying late into the night. As a result, these students may be tired, hungry, and/or dehydrated in your classes, especially if class meets late in the afternoon.

Please remember CUNY’s policy about religious accommodations, which allows for students to request and be granted an accommodation on the basis of religious belief. The policy is online.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

By the Office of the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Compliance

What Makes a Good Toy?

Are you overwhelmed every time you go toy shopping? We are here to help. You are invited to a virtual Parent Workshop all about choosing appropriate, open-ended toys for your children. Learn how to create simple toys at home using everyday objects with your child that they will use over and over.

See the online flyer for information on how to register.

Margaret Rooney, MSEd, MSSpecEd