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.

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 cavagnaro@mail.csi.cuny.edu.  We want to make certain that there is space for members of the CSI campus community.  For more details, please click here.