CUNY Wellness Fair

The Annual CUNY Wellness Fair will take place on Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Rotunda from noon to 3:00pm.  Cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, and HIV screening will be available, as well as health information from on-campus and community resources.  T-shirts and light refreshments will be available for students.  This event is sponsored by Wellness and Health Promotion.

2009 Annual Safety Report

A copy of the College of Staten Island 2009 Annual Safety Report is now available. This report includes statistics for the previous three years (2008, 2007, and 2006) concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report at the Public Safety Office in Building 2A, Room 108 or by clicking here.

Library Hours for Spring Recess 2009

The hours of operation for the CSI Library during Spring Recess, Wednesday, Apr. 8 through Friday, Apr. 17 will be as follows:

Wednesday to Friday, Apr. 8 to 10: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 11 and 12: Closed

Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 13 and 14: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday and Thursday, Apr. 15 and 16: 9:00am to 8:00pm

Friday, Apr. 17: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Regular weekend hours resume on Saturday, Apr. 18:
Saturday, April 18: 8:30am to 7:00pm

Sunday, Apr. 19: noon to 7:00pm
Regular weekday hours will resume on Monday, Apr. 20.

Vice President for Student Affairs Appointment

Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, I am delighted to report to the College community the appointment of Dr. Jerald Jones-Woolfolk as the new Vice President for Student Affairs at the College of Staten Island, effective July 15, 2009.

Dr. Jones-Woolfolk has worked at Mississippi Valley State University since 2004, serving as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and prior to that, as Assistant Vice President.  Dr. Jones-Woolfolk also served in a number of senior level positions at the University of Arkansas at Pine Buff including Dean of Student Life, President of Faculty/Staff Senate, Associate Dean of Students for Residential Life, and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Dr. Jones-Woolfolk holds a PhD in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University, a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Jackson State University.  Her external activities include presentations at professional conferences and leadership seminars, and participation in several community and professional development activities.  In addition, Dr. Jones-Woolfolk is the recipient of many professional awards and honors. 

I commend the outstanding work of the search committee chaired by Senior Vice President/Provost William Fritz.  The Committee’s diligence and insight produced an impressive pool of applicants, and its hard work assured a successful outcome of this important search.

I also want to thank Interim Vice President Michael Daniels for his extraordinary service and dedication to our College in assuming the responsibilities of the division.  In this position, as in all positions he has held at the College, Michael Daniels has served with great distinction.  When Dr. Jones-Woolfolk assumes her new duties, Michael Daniels will resume his responsibilities as Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

I invite the campus community to join me in welcoming Dr. Jones-Woolfolk to the CSI family.

Asian Cultures Day

CSI’s annual Asian Cultures Day will be held on Thursday, Apr. 2  in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge, from noon to 3:00pm.

Asian Cultures Day will represent a variety of Asian cultures and countries such as Afghanistan, Bahrain, China, India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam, and more. 

There also will be an origami demonstration, henna demonstration, and a brush painting workshop, Feng Shui 101, and more. Refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Pluralism and Diversity Program and the Center for International Service.

Call 718.982.2597 for more information or stop by the Pluralism and Diversity Program in Building 2A, Room 208.

Second Annual Leadership Conference

The Second Annual Leadership Conference at CSI, “Students Impacting Communities,” will be held on Friday, April 3. The full-day event (8:30am to 4:00pm) is open to all CSI students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater CUNY community.

There will also be participants from several area colleges and universities and this event will serve as an opportunity for students and professionals to meet and share ideas, opportunities, and concepts in leadership and civic engagement. The conference will communicate and demonstrate the importance of leaders and leadership as well as the need for students to have an impact and to make a difference in our communities.  

The conference will feature two incredible keynote speakers, Dominic Carter (“Inside City Hall” Host/Senior Political Reporter for NY1) and Caryl Stern (President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Fund for UNICEF). 

We are thrilled about the day and we want to share this leadership opportunity with the entire CSI community.  In addition, we have invited students from the CSI High School for International Studies, other CUNY colleges, and the CUNY Leadership Academy, as well as from St. Johns University, Wagner College, and a group of students, faculty, and staff from Kennesaw State University, Georgia.  

You can download information about the conference and register here.   

Please call us at 718.982.2448 to let us know if you think you, your staff, and any of your students would be interested in attending, or if you have any questions.  It promises to be a great day.

Employee Recognition Program

President Morales has approved the selection of Jackeline Figueroa, College Lab Tech in the Department of Engineering Science and Physics, as the Employee of the Month for April 2009.