CAB Community Proposals

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the programming board that allocates an earmarked portion of the student activity fee for social, cultural, educational, and community service programs. CAB is beginning the process of identifying programs for spring 2011. If your department is planning a program for students and believes that CAB may be interested in co-sponsoring the event, please complete a Community Proposal form by visiting the CAB Proposals Website.  The application form is interactive and you can type your request into the fields on the form. Please print the completed form and submit it to CAB.

Community proposals for spring 2011 are due to CAB by Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at 4:00pm. 

CAB has funded numerous campus programs including “Celluloid Past, Digital Futures” with the Media Culture Department, “The Art of the Business Meal” with the Career and Scholarship Center, cultural programs such as the Italian Heritage Festival with the Modern Languages Department, as well as programs to strengthen community and promote pride in CSI, including funding refreshments for the Green Dolphin Café series, and funding a portion of the CSI Community Fall Festival.
CAB sets aside $10,000 per semester for community proposal funding. Therefore CAB will not approve funds in an amount more than $3000 for any specific proposal. In addition, an individual department may submit as many events as they choose, but CAB will only fund one event per department. CAB will review the spring 2011 proposals that are received by the Nov. 24 date at its December meeting. Information will be sent to individuals who submit proposals, once the meeting date has been confirmed. 

Thank you in advance for helping to make CSI a place where things happen. We look forward to receiving your program ideas. If you have questions about the proposal process, or need assistance with your application, please contact Debi Kee at 718.982.3268 or email

CSI Celestial Ball

All members of the College community are cordially invited to the CSI Celestial Ball, Saturday, Dec. 4 at the
Richmond County Country Club at 6:30pm.

Please join us as we honor Distinguished Professor Fred Naider, CSI Foundation Board Member Dolores Morris, and NYC Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano.

Tickets are $250 ($450 per couple). Black tie is preferred.

The Ball benefits student scholarships and support at CSI.

For more information or to reserve your space, please call Institutional Advancement at 718.982.2365.

Directions to RCCC:

From New Jersey:

From toll booth of Goethal’s Bridge, drive east (toward Brooklyn) 3.9 miles on Staten Island Expressway Interstate 278 to “Todt Hill Road/Slosson Avenue” exit.  At end of exit ramp turn right onto Slosson Avenue.
From Brooklyn:

From toll booth of Verrazano Narrows Bridge drive west (toward New Jersey) 3.1 miles on Staten Island Expressway Interstate 278 to “Slosson Ave/Todt Hill Road” exit.  At end of exit ramp turn left onto Slosson Avenue.
From Slosson Avenue to Main Clubhouse:

At end of exit ramp proceed south on Slosson Avenue (up hill).  After about 0.1 mile the street name changes to Todt Hill Road.  Continue up hill and go straight through the intersection of Ocean Terrace.  Continue on Todt Hill Road, a winding road, to Four Corners Road.  Turn left at the light onto Four Corners Road.  Continue to a blinking yellow arrow.  At that point Four Corners Road makes a sharp left turn.  But you do not turn, you go straight ahead under the blinking arrow into the private Country Club driveway “North Entry Road”.  The driveway is approximately 0.;1 mile and it winds.  Park in the lot on the left or turn right, to the Main Clubhouse.

Building 1C Heating Update

The heating repairs to Building 1C will be delayed until tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 5, as today’s rain prevented the completion of the repairs to the 1C heating piping. The contactor making the repairs is scheduled to return before 7:00am tomorrow. We anticipate the repairs to be completed by noon and heat to return shortly thereafter.

Please call or email me if you have any questions, Jim Pepe, 718.982.3210 or

Thank you again for your continued patience.

-Jim Pepe

Ferry Shuttle Update

Repairs have been made to the Ferry Shuttle bus and it is now operational. The normal three-bus schedule will begin today at 4:30pm.

Thank you for your patience.

-Ed Rios

Ferry Shuttle Info

One of the Ferry Shuttle buses has mechanical problems and is off line. The College will operate a two-bus Ferry Shuttle schedule today, November 4, 2010. A notice will be sent out once the bus is repaired and we return to a normal three-bus operating schedule. Please adjust your travel plans accordingly.

-Ed Rios

Campus Construction Emergencies Update

Thank you for your patience during the discovery and repair phases of the two campus emergencies that we described in an earlier communique. As of this writing we are pleased to advise the campus community that both emergencies have been discovered and are at various stages of repair.

We have discovered the leak in the heating pipe serving Building 1C. We are awaiting the arrival of new heating pipe. We anticipate the repair to the heating pipe to be completed by late today and heat to return to 1C. We will complete the restoration of the site late next week or into the early portion of the following week.

We have discovered the leak and completed repairs in the drinking water line that is below the sidewalk on the west side of the Tennis Bubble. We have begun restoring the site and will complete its restoration late next week or into the early paortion of the following week.

Please call or email me if you have any questions, Jim Pepe, 718.982.3210 or

-Jim Pepe

Music Hour Recital

The Music Program of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts present a Music Hour Recital featuring Geoffrey Dorfman, piano. The event, entitled “Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin: A Bicentennial Celebratory Recital,” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall at 1:30pm.

The program will feature Schumann’s Arabeske, op. 18 and Humoreske, op. 20, and Chopin’s Waltz in A Minor, op. 34, no. 2 and his Polonaise-Fantasie, op. 61.

Geoffrey Dorfman is a painter, writer, and musician. He received his BFA from Cooper Union and his MFA from Syracuse University. An Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, he has taught painting, drawing and modern culture there since 1978. He has also taught at the Parsons School of Design (Graduate Program) and served as visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Dartmouth College in 2000-2001.

In the realm of music, Geoffrey Dorfman has given several full-length solo concerts in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Bechstein Hall, the Marjorie Deane Little Theater at the Westside YMCA, Columbia University, Westminster Choir College, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Cooper Union. His full-length recital opened Great Britain’s Marlborough Summer Festival in 1997.

For more information on this free and CLUE-certified event, contact Coordinator of Concerts and Lectures, William R. Bauer, at or at 718/982.2534.

-Jennifer Straniere