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.

PCA Spring Arts Festival

On Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009, The Performing and Creative Arts Department Spring Arts Festival will offer two back-to-back free concerts during the Thursday club hours, followed by a reception:

-OMNI Ensemble: featuring works by Rose, Crumb, and Shostakovich, in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall from 1:25pm to 2:25pm.

CSI Music faculty members David Wechsler, Flute; David Keberle, Clarinet; and Olivier Fluchaire, Violin will team up with guest artists Masha Lankovsky, Violin; Christie Vaughan, Viola; Brian Snow, Cello; and Greg Tolwinski, Piano to perform three strikingly original contemporary works:

 Four Pieces, Michael Rose

Vox Balanae, George Crumb

Piano Quintet, Dimitri Shostakovich

 The OMNI Ensemble’s concert is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Arts Development Fund of Brooklyn.


-Jean Rohe, singer/songwriter, and her five-piece ensemble: “The Portuguese Influence in America Popular Music” in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Concert Hall from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Singer/songwriter Jean Rohe will lead her five-piece ensemble in a performance/workshop entitled “The Portuguese Influence in American Popular Music.”  This event, which will culminate Rohe’s week-long visiting artist residency at CSI.  

Nate Chinen of The New York Times called Rohe “…A confident young singer whose compositions tend toward a literate and imploring tone.” She has won second place in the Shure Vocal Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in July 2006.  The Audience Choice awardee in that competition as well, Rohe has sung in venues throughout New York City, including Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, Detour, Barbés, and the Cornelia Street Café, and in venues on the West Coast, in Canada, Cuba, and Brazil.  In addition to her work as leader, Jean sings in David Moore’s Bing, and Ruth and Hector Morales’s Afrodita, as well as in the Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble Grupo Monte NY.  Versed in the rhythmic calculus of Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, and samba, Rohe, sings in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, as well as in English.  She graduated from the New School Jazz program and its undergrad liberal arts division, Eugene Lang College.  She teaches and performs music for young children at public schools on the Lower East Side through the Third Street Music School Settlement and at sites throughout the city.
The Campus Activity Board has generously sponsored Jean Rohe’s residency at the College of Staten Island.  In addition, several campus bodies, including the American Studies Program, the Music Program, the History Department, The Verrazano School, The Women’s Center, the Pluralism and Diversity Program, and the Center for the Arts, have worked together to make this event possible.

2009 CSI Day of Assessment

The 2009 CSI Day of Assessment promises to be an informative day for everyone in academic departments or support offices campus-wide.  The event, scheduled for Friday, Apr. 24, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, will feature the following presentations:  Dr. William “El” Samuels and Dr. Brian Carolan (Education), “Streamlining Data Collection Within and Across Departments for SPA Reports”; Dr. Paul Arcario and Dr. Cecilia Macheski (LaGuardia Community College), “ePortfolios and Outcomes Assessment at LaGuardia Community College”; Ms. Shannon Cammarano (Manager, The Hub), “One-Stop Student Services at CSI – The Hub:  Inception and Evolution”; Caryl Watkins (Director, Career and Scholarship Center) and Richard Krystorforski, “The Career and Scholarship Center:  Our Mission, Services, and Evaluation”; and Provost Dr. William Fritz, “Benchmarking, Strategic Planning, and Institutional Vision.”  Alan Hoffner, Director of Testing and CSI’s resident humorist, is planning a lunchtime activity featuring his special brand of levity.  Our colleagues at other CUNY campuses have already expressed substantial interest in attending the Day of Assessment.  If you would like to participate in this event, please RSVP as soon as possible to Robin Cavagnaro at 718.982. 2360, or via email at  We want to make certain that there is space for members of the CSI campus community.  For more details, please click here.

2009 Doctorate in Physical Therapy Research Poster Day

The Faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy is pleased to announce the 2009 Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Research Poster Day, which will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Atrium from noon to 4:00pm.

Our graduates will present their posters and discuss their research projects with the CSI community. Join us in congratulating our first graduating class of DPT professionals receiving their degrees from the CUNY Graduate Center.

New Student Conference/Spring Undergraduate Open House

As a reminder, the Office of Recruitment and Admissions will be holding a New Student Conference/Spring Undergraduate Open House for prospective and admitted students on Sunday, May 3 in the Center for the Arts ( Building 1P) from 10:30am to 2:00pm.

As always, we invite all members of the College community to participate in this important recruitment event.  Together, we can showcase the many opportunities available to students at CSI with the following goals:

-To encourage the newly admitted students to accept our offer of admission and enroll at the College.
-To recruit prospective students (mostly students who are currently juniors in high school).

The Academic and Student Services Fair is tentatively scheduled from noon to 2:00pm.  Tables will be available beginning at 10:30am for any representatives who wish to speak to students and guests as they arrive between 10:30am and 11:00am. 

I ask that you please confirm your department’s attendance at this event by contacting Julia Zerato in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by Friday, Apr. 24.  Ms. Zerato may be reached by phone at 718.982.2012, or by email at

A Conversation with the CSI President and Vice Presidents

CSI President Tomás Morales and members of his Cabinet would like to meet with students and hear their thoughts on CSI.  This event will take place on Monday, Apr. 20 at 1:00pm in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge at 1:00pm.

The President’s Cabinet is the senior administrative body of the College of Staten Island. The Cabinet meets weekly to discuss campus issues and initiatives, policies and procedures, and items of importance to the well-being and advancement of the College. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the leadership of CSI.

This is a double-CLUE (1 PG and 1 CC) certified event.

A Forum on Domestic Violence

World of Women of Staten Island and the Bertha Harris Women’s Center present “A Forum on Domestic Violence” on Thursday, Apr. 30 in Building 3N, Room 110 at 1:35pm.

What is domestic violence?  Where can CSI students and members of the Staten Island community turn for support?

Speakers include domestic violence survivors, representatives of the Counseling and Wellness centers at CSI, representatives of World of Women SI, and spokeswomen for Safe Horizon and the Seaman’s Society of Staten Island. World of Women of Staten Island and the Bertha Harris Women’s Center present:

A Forum on Domestic Violence 
Thursday, April 30 1:35 p.m.  3N-110

What is domestic violence?  Where can CSI students and members of the Staten Island community turn for support?

Speakers include domestic violence survivors, representatives of the Counseling and Wellness Centers at CSI, representatives of World of Women S.I., and spokeswomen for Safe Horizon and the Seaman’s Society of Staten Island.

Lectures on War Violence against Women and Civilians

The Bertha Harris Women’s Center and the CSI Women’s Studies Program present “Violence against Women and Civilians in Armed Conflict,” on Thursday, Apr. 30 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 120 at 6:30pm. 

Dr. Cary Karacas, Assistant Professor of Geography, CSI Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy, will discuss “Cities, Civilians, and the Experience of Firebombing during WW II.” The lecture will focus on the firebombing of Japan during WW II, the first major war to target civilians on a massive scale.

Also, Dr. Adeyinka M.A. Akinsulure-Smith, Assistant Professor of Psychology, City College of NY Department of Psychology, and a licensed psychologist who works with survivors of armed conflict, refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers, nationally and internationally, will discuss “Violence against Women during Armed Conflict.” The focus of this lecture will be the impact of contemporary armed conflict on the lives of women and girls around the world, especially of rape as a weapon of war. 

A question and answer session will follow the discussions.

This is a CC. CLUE-certified event.