CUNY Citizenship and Naturalization Project

This is to notify the CSI community (students, faculty, staff, and families) that on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 in the Center for International Service (Building 2A, Room 206) from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, CSI will provide citizenship assistance to anyone who:

-has resided in the U.S. as a permanent resident for five (5) years; or three (3) years as a permanent resident if married to and living with a citizen

-has been physically present in the U.S. for half of the five- or three-year period

-is at least 18 years of age

Aside from assisting with documentation, we are authorized to take the required photo. All services are provided free of charge.

Pre-registration is required. Please pick up an application packet and register for the event at the Center for International Service, Building 2A, Room 206, prior to the event.

For more information, please contact the Citizenship Coordinator for CSI, Barbara Clark, in the Center for International Service at 718.982.2100.

-Barbara Clark

Health Center Hours

Please note that as of Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, the Health Center’s hours will be as follows:

-Mondays: 9:00am to 6:30pm

-Tuesdays and Fridays: 9:00am to 5:00pm

-Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:00am to 7:00pm

As usual, please contact the Office of Public Safety at 718.982.2111 if you need assistance for on-campus medical emergencies.

-Linda Conte

Professor Sadrul Khan

It is with sorrow that we announce to the College community the sudden passing of Professor Sadrul Khan from the History Department and the MA in Liberal Studies Program.

The College community sends its sympathy to his family.

-Toni Gill

CSI Blood Drive

Thank you to the students, staff, and faculty who took time out of busy schedules and demonstrated civic responsibility and community pride by donating blood at the recent CSI Blood Drive. The 115 pints of blood that were collected will help meet the transfusion needs of hospitals in Staten Island and Brooklyn. The New York Blood Center thanks the CSI community for their support.

-Linda Conte

2010 Convocation Celebration

Earlier today, the College of Staten Island held its annual Convocation ceremony in which we celebrated our many achievements. I am now pleased to share with you a link to a brochure which highlights the College’s recent, major accomplishments:

Convocation Accomplishments 2010 brochure

I encourage everyone to review the brochure to truly appreciate all that we have accomplished together.

-Tomás D. Morales, PhD

New Hours for the Registrar and the Hub

In an ongoing effort to streamline services to students, staff, and faculty, we would like to inform you that the Registrar’s Office and the Hub have new uniform hours of operation:

Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Please note that on Wednesday evenings the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid, and the Registrar will have a representative in the Hub from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

In addition to establishing uniformity and consistency among offices, this decision was derived utilizing data from our comprehensive Q-matic tracking system. We therefore anticipate that these standardized hours will increase the efficiency of our offices and reduce any confusion regarding our hours of operation.

-Mary Beth Reilly

CUNY Security Procedures

The CUNY Information Technology Security Procedure states that non-public University data must not be stored, transported, or taken home on portable devices of any type without specific approval of the Vice President of Administration or the equivalent at the College or in the Central Office department by the University Information Security Officer. Where approval is granted, additional password protection and encryption of data are required. The Office of Technology Systems has encryption tools available to staff and faculty to comply with the requirements of the procedure.

Those employees who have access to student/employee non-public data, through SIMS, the CSI Student Information Intranet System, the CSI MS Access Data System, CUNYfirst, or any other system containing confidential data, must not transport this data on portable devices.

Your adherence to this procedure is imperative. Thank you for your cooperation.

-Michael Kress, PhD