Honors Convocation

On Tuesday, May 26 we will be holding the Honors Convocation in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Concert Hall at 7:00pm. We will honor those students who will be graduating with Latin Honors (cum laude, magna and summa cum laude,) those with Honors in their majors, and winners of Commencement awards. The event will be held in full academic regalia and will be followed by a dessert reception funded by the Campus Activities Board and Student Government using Student Activity Fees.

If you are able to attend, it is important that faculty and staff RSVP to the Office of Student Life at 718.982.3088 by Thursday, May 21.
CSI takes great pride in honoring its most outstanding graduates.

AVP Enrollment Management Search

The search for the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management has moved to the stage where we have invited candidates for campus visits. President Morales and the Search Committee believe that it is essential for all constituencies of the College community to have input into the final determination of the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, who will develop a comprehensive and integrated enrollment strategy for the College and will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a well-coordinated program for the College, consistent with the enrollment goals and targets established by the University. This program will include strategies for improving student retention and success, and for developing strong programs in enrollment services in support of diversity on campus. The Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management will provide vision, leadership, and direction for the College’s enrollment management processes. We strongly urge you to participate in this process.

To facilitate input from various stakeholders we have organized the campus visits so that time has been set aside to give as many as possible opportunities to meet with the candidates. Click Here  for more information on the candidates, the schedules of campus visits, letters of application, and curriculum vitae.  

Separate times have been set aside for the departmental chairs, elected members of the Executive Committee and Faculty Senate leadership, PSC delegates, and the President’s Cabinet and the Provost’s Council. In addition, a Town Hall-type of setting will be provided so that every member of the College community can meet with and talk to the prospective Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management. I hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities to meet the candidates.

Commencement Invitation to All Alumni Staff

College staff, who are CSI alumni of all class years, are cordially invited to march in the Commencement processional on Thursday, May 28 at 10:00am.  Please call the Alumni Relations Office at 718.982.2290 by Wednesday, May 20 to reserve your cap and gown.

On Commencement Day, please report to the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) West Lounge on the second level at 9:00am to pick up your reserved cap and gown, enjoy a light breakfast, and robe for the ceremony.  Alumni sashes will be provided.  At 9:30am we will line up in preparation to march together.

On behalf of the Alumni Association, I look forward to having you join us for our Commencement Day celebration.

Technology Training

In preparation for CUNYfirst, the Office of Information Technology will be offering workshops in Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Word 2007.  Click Here  for the schedule.  It will be the last item listed.

Sheila Friedman Retirement

We invite you to share a special day honoring Sheila Friedman on her retirement. Please join the staff of the Center for International Service on Wednesday, May 20 in Building 2A, Room 206 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Please RSVP by Thursday, May 14 to Joanne at 718.982.2611 or Carolyn at 718.982.2101.

Park Café Restaurant

The Park Café Restaurant will be open through and including Wednesday, May 13.  However, the restaurant will be closed for the remainder of the semester and for the summer sessions beginning Thursday, May 14.

Commencement 2009

Commencement 2009 will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:00am on the Great Lawn, rain or shine.  Professor Sandi Cooper will serve as Grand Marshal.  CSI music student, Ann Marie Nacchio ‘09 will sing the National Anthem.  Professor Richard Flanagan will bring greetings from the faculty, Ms. Cynthia DiMarco ’74 will bring greetings from the alumni, and Besim Mehmedovic ’09 will bring greetings from the students.  Lady Borton will accept the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, and give the Commencement address.

Departmental exercises begin immediately after the College-wide Commencement.  A reception in the Campus Center (Building 1C) for graduates and their guests and the College community will follow the departmental exercises.

The Alumni Association Reception for the faculty and staff will be held in the Sports and Recreation Center (Building 1R), from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

The Honors Convocation Program will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Springer Concert Hall beginning at 7:00pm.

We look forward to seeing you at all events.