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.

"Liberty Kid" Comes to CSI!

The award-winning, critically acclaimed film Liberty Kid, winner for Best Feature at the New York International Latino Film Festival will be screened at CSI on Friday, Apr. 10 at 7:00pm in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall.

The director, Ilya Chaiken, a Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker will be at the screening and will conduct a Q&A session after the film. More info is available here.

This event is sponsored by the CSI FIlm Club, admission is free, and the event is CLUE-certified.

Alumni Stimulus Package

The Alumni Relations Office, in collaboration with the Career and Scholarship Center, presents An Alumni Stimulus Package,” a special program intended for our alumni who have been affected by job loss or who face threatened job security in the current economy.  The event will take place on Tuesday, Apr. 14 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Eric Barron, a nationally recognized motivational speaker for management and career coaching, will be our featured presenter.  Mr. Barron will address a wide range of skills and techniques needed to find/keep a job in tough economic times (or any time). Topics will include refreshing one’s resume, updating interview and communication skills, Internet job searches, and more.

This event is intended for our alumni; friends and family are also welcome, if accompanied by alumni. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne German at 718.982.2290.

CSI Library Database-of-the-Month

As Earth Day approaches take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the pressing environmental challenges that we face in the 21st century. GreenFILE provides access to scholarly, government, and general interest publications dealing with a wide range of environmental issues such as climate change, alternative energy, biodiversity, environmental racism, and green consumption. The database takes a multidisciplinary approach to environmental concerns, incorporating literature from many fields including agriculture, environmental sciences, sociology, health, law, and technology.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2009

On Thursday, Apr. 23, CSI will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2009.  All  full- and part-time College employees are invited to bring their daughters and sons (ages 6 to 16) to the day’s events.

 As part of the day’s activities children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of planned activities and to meet President Tomás Morales.  The schedule will be announced later. 

In order to accomodate, we ask that you pre-register your child(ren).  Please contact Veronica DiMeglio at 718.982.2436 or  or Michelle Buonacore-Artz at 718.982.2013 no later than Monday, Apr. 13.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is a national event held annually on the fourth Thursday in April.  The program was started as Take Our Daughters to Work Day by the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993, with the goal of choosing a day to bring girls and young women into the workplace to mentor and inspire the next generation of women.  Over the years, formalized programs at companies, schools, and government agencies have grown to include boys as well as girls in activities designed to introduce children to careers and the opportunities available to them in the workplace.  What better place for children to explore the vast opportunities of their futures than on our campus.  We look forward to an exciting day and to meeting your child(ren). 

Conficker Worm

The Office of Technology Systems is aware of the potential risk of the Conficker worm. The College is using the most advanced tools supplied by NYS Cyber Security to ensure that it does not affect our systems. We will keep you informed if there is any action which you should take.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please contact the Technology HelpDesk at 718.982.3695.