Candidates for Dean of Humanities

The search for the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences has moved to the stage where we have invited candidates for campus visits. President Morales and the Search Committee believe that it is essential for all constituencies of the College community to have input into the final determination of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, and we strongly urge you to participate in this process.

To facilitate input from various stakeholders, we have organized the campus visits so that as many persons as possible will have opportunities to meet with the candidates. Separate times have been scheduled for the departmental chairs, elected members of the Executive Committee and Faculty Senate leadership, PSC delegates, the President’s Cabinet, and Provost Council.  In addition, a Town Hall-type of setting will be provided so that every member of the College community can meet with and talk to the prospective Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.

We have established a Website, available here, where the schedules of campus visits and the time slots when different constituencies may come to hear the candidate, letters of application, and curricula vitae of each applicant are posted.

We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities to meet the candidates.

CSI Emergency Procedure Guide

A copy of the College of Staten Island Emergency Procedure Guide is now available. This report was prepared by the CSI Office of Public Safety to assist members of the campus community when reporting or dealing with on- and off-campus emergency situations. It combines current College of Staten Island policies and procedures along with recommended guidelines from various government agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency; NYC Office of Emergency Management; NYC Fire Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; U.S. Postal Service; and the Centers for Disease Control. While it is impossible to produce a document that is all-inclusive, this publication addresses the most common emergencies that have occurred in the past and those that may occur in the future.

We all play a critical role during emergency response procedures. Students and visitors may not be thoroughly familiar with the campus, the hazards presented, or the procedures that should be followed to ensure their health and safety in the event of an emergency. They will depend on us for immediate direction and assistance.

Please become familiar with this guide and review its contents at faculty and staff meetings. Your knowledge will make a difference during an emergency and could save lives.

You may obtain a copy of the Emergency Procedure Guide at the Public Safety Office in Building 2A, Room 108 or by clicking here.

If you have any questions concerning any of the information presented in this guide, please email me at

CTC Special Training Opportunities

The Department of Citywide Administration Services’ Citywide Training Center (CTC) is offering two new courses in which participants will develop creative strategies and explore new approaches for managing challenging workplace issues.

For more information, click here. It will be the last item listed.

CSI Foundation Golf Outing

The CSI Foundation will be hosting its Annual Golf Outing at the South Shore Country Club on Friday, Apr. 24.

For more information, please click here to access the brochure.  It is the fourth item from the bottom.

2009 Urban University Conference

 The College of Staten Island invites faculty and students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines to attend and/or present their research (poster) at the 2009 Urban University Conference (UUC) on Friday, May 1 in the Center of the Arts (Building 1P).

The UUC offers many activities including an undergraduate research symposium; integrated research strategies; the Science, Technology, and Graduate Expo; and prizes and raffles.

On Saturday, May 2 in the Campus Center (1C), the UUC will offer exhibits organized by graduate students, introducing science to high students.

Click here to register. For more information click here.  It will be the last item listed.

World on Wednesday Lecture Series

The World on Wednesday Lecure Series will present “Career Opportunities and Student Programs in the Department of State,” by Robert William Dry, U.S. State Department Diplomat-in-Residence at City College, on Wednesday, Apr. 22 in the Campus Center (Building 1C), Room 227 from 12:20pm to 1:10pm. 

Ambassador Dry will discuss the challenges and rewards of a career in the foreign service.  His previous assignments have included placements in the Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, and Iraq.  Prior to coming to CUNY, Ambassador Dry served as Counselor for Environment, Science, Technology, and Health/Nonproliferation Regimes at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Working with French security authorities, he developed a U.S.-France collaborative counterterrorism program to enhance the protection of civilian nuclear facilities and the transportation of nuclear materials.

Refreshments will be served. 

The World on Wednesday series is sponsored by the Center for International Service and is approved for CLUE credit.   

If you would like to present, please contact Winnie Brophy at 718.982.2100.

Public Safety Notice

The fire panel and the fire alarm system in Building 2S have been taken off line due to a malfunction. Parts have been
ordered and repairs will be made as soon as possible.

Until further notice, a fire watch has been established during the hours that the building is occupied (7:00am to 11:30pm).  Building 2S will be secured at 11:30pm by Public Safety personnel. Custodians will adjust their schedules and clean the building prior to 11:30pm.