Information Technology Workshops, August 2009

The Office of Information Technology will be offering the following workshops during the month of August:

“Introduction to MS Exchange” – Tuesday, Aug. 11  from 3:00pm to 4:00pm or Monday, Aug. 17 from 11:00am to noon. In order to utilize the “employee self-service” module of CUNYfirst, all CSI employees have been issued a CSI email account.  This email account must be used for all College correspondence.   These hands-on training sessions are designed for those employees who would like to become more familiar with the Microsoft Exchange program. 
IDs and passwords will not be available the day of the workshops.  Please contact Toni Derevjanik at 718.982.4080 prior to the class to obtain your password.

“MS Word 2003” – Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 10:00am to noon. Learn how to do a mail merge.  Tips and tricks will also be covered.  

“MS Excel 2003” – Thursday, Aug. 13 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Learn how to do calculations.  Tips and tricks will also be covered.   

“MS PowerPoint 2003” – Tuesday, Aug. 18 from noon to 2:00pm. Learn how to create basic presentations. 

“CUNY Portal” – Wednesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 1:00pm. This is a basic introduction to accessing CUNY A!ert, CUNY eMail, etc.

All workshops will be held in the CUNYfirst Training Center in Building 2N, Room 115.

Please call the HelpDesk at 718.982.3695 to register.

Seating for workshops is limited to 30 participants per session. A waiting list will be started for those who wish to enroll in any of the sessions listed above.  If you will not be able to attend, please contact the HelpDesk so that we can give the seat to someone on the waiting list.

Campus Power Shut-down, July 26, 2009

There will be a scheduled electrical power shutdown on Sunday, July 26, 2009. The shutdown is necessary to provide preventative maintenance to CSI’s electrical substation. The shutdown will take place between 6:00am and 6:00pm.

Emergency power will be available to all buildings during the shutdown. Building 6S will have emergency power and power to specified lab areas, which will allow research equipment to function during the shutdown.

We do not expect any interruption in service for CSI’s Website and email. The campus’s phone service will be operational. The Office of Information Technology recommends that all computer equipment, including printers, scanners, fax machines, etc. be shut down and turned off at the power strip prior to the shutdown. It’s also a good time to defrost refrigerators.

 Please contact Jim Pepe at 718.982.3210 or for any questions. Also, please share this information with colleagues and students within your area.

Thank you for your patience while the Buildings and Grounds staff performs this phase of preventative maintenance on CSI’s substation.

Ferry Shuttle Bus Service Update: Summer/Fall 2009

The CSI Ferry Shuttle will operate on a one-bus schedule beginning Tuesday, July 28, 2009 through Thursday, August 27, 2009.  The Shuttle will run every hour commencing at 7:05am from the SI Ferry and ending at the SI Ferry at 11:05pm.  For the full schedule details, please Click Here to see the “Ferry Shuttle Timetable.” 


The Ferry Shuttle Bus will resume a two-bus schedule on the first day of classes, Friday, August 28, 2009.  There will be a third bus with expanded service during peak hours starting Monday, August 31, 2009 throughout the fall semester, while classes are in session.

Library Hours – Summer Intersession

The hours of operation for the CSI Library (Building 1L) during Summer Intersession (Monday, July 27 to Thursday, Aug. 27) are as follows:

Mondays through Fridays: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

Exceptions: The Library will be closed on the following Fridays: July 31 and August 7.

Archibus Availability

The Buildings and Grounds Work Order system “Archibus” will be unavailable starting today, Wednesday July 15, at 5:00pm.  A major upgrade to the system is being performed on Thursday July 17, and the data needs to be “frozen” prior to the upgrade.  The system should be back online sometime Thursday.

We will notify the campus community when the system becomes available. Thank you for your cooperation.

Employee of the Month

President Morales has approved the selection of Gabriel Cynowicz, IT Assistant in the Office of Information Technology, as the Employee of the Month for July 2009.

WSIA Concert Series

CSI’s WSIA 88.9 FM and the City of New York Parks and Recreation have begun the third annual WSIA Concert Series every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue.

These free weekly concerts feature up-and-coming area bands selected by WSIA’s Music Department.  Bring a chair or blanket, but don’t be surprised if you’re overcome with an urge to get up and dance.

For more information and directions, contact WSIA Radio at 718.982.3050 or Click Here to visit our Website.

Click Here to RSVP.

2009 Faculty Senate Election Results

The results of the spring 2009 Faculty Senate elections are as follows:

Faculty Senate-Adjunct Senator (one-year term ending 2010):         
Steven Beyer (Engineering Science and Physics)
Paul Burdett (History)
Faculty Senate Delegate at large (three-year term ending 2012):        
Humanities and Social Sciences:
Maryann Feola (English)
Richard Powers (History)

Science and Technology:
Roberta Klibaner (Computer Science)
Jose Torres (Engineering Science and Physics)

Faculty Senate-Research Committee (three-year term ending 2012):
Humanities and Social Sciences:
Richard Flanagan (Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy)                
Bertram Ploog (Psychology)               
Mark White (Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy)                   

Science and Technology:
Gregory Cheplick (Biology)
Li Hong (Connie) (Engineering Science and Physics)
Shiqun Zhang (Computer Science)
Faculty Senate Admissions Committee (three-year term ending 2012):
Humanities and Social Sciences:
Brian Carolan (Education)
Chao Li (Modern Languages)
George Sanchez (Performing and Creative Arts)

Science and Technology:
James Hladek (Engineering Science and Physics)
Athanasios Koutavas (Engineering Science and Physics)
Kevin O’Bryant (Mathematics)

College Council-By-Law Committee (three-year term ending 2012):         
Alan Benimoff (Engineering Science and Physics)
Roberta Klibaner (Computer Science)
Kathryn Talarico (Modern Languages)
Cindy Wong (Media Culture)

College Council-Administrative Review and Evaluation Committee (three-year term ending 2012):
Gloria Garcia (Student Services)
Jacqueline LeBlanc (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work)
Bethany Rogers (Education)
George Sanchez (Performing and Creative Arts)
Stephen Stearns (History)

Faculty Student Discipline Committee (one-year term ending 2010):
Baruch Englard (Business)
Peter Kabachnik (Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy)
Vadim Oganesyan (Engineering Science and Physics)
Syed Rizvi (Engineering Science and Physics)  

College Council Institutional Planning Committee (three-year term ending 2012):
Humanities and Social Sciences:
Richard Flanagan (Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy)             
Ken Gold (Education)                
Nan Sussman (Psychology)
Science and Technology:
Wilma Jones (Library)
Syed Rizvi(Engineering Science and Physics)
John Verzani (Mathematics)

Appeals Committee (three-year term ending 2012):
Humanities and Social Sciences:
Sandi Cooper (History)
Bertram Ploog (Psychology)

Science and Technology:
Jacqueline LeBlanc (Biology)
HEO Steering Committee (three-year term):
Gloria Garcia (Student Services)