Welcome to our latest edition of the SEEK Newsletter. It has been a busy and productive semester here at the CSI Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program. Please accept our best wishes for a happy summer season and enjoy reading the newsletter. We look forward to sending you our next issue this fall.
Renovation of the exterior stair towers to replace the stair treads and flooring for buildings 1N, 2N, and 4N will begin on Monday, May 13. The east side stair tower in each building will be closed first; only one stair tower in each building will be open while work is in progress. The project will take approximately two weeks.
After these buildings are complete, the stair treads and flooring in the exterior stair towers in buildings 2S and 3S will begin. After the flooring is complete, painters will be scheduled to paint the stair towers.
Appropriate signage will be posted in the buildings to indicate the closing of the stair towers for renovation.
We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Green in the Office of Campus Planning at 718.982.3219.
Effective Monday, May 13, the Loop Bus schedule will be modified slightly. The shuttle will operate every ten minutes, but will begin operating at 7:05am instead of 7:00am. The Loop Bus route and calendar will remain the same.
The revised schedule is available on the College’s Website.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Operational Services at 718.982.3220.
The College of Staten Island Alumni Association presents the Fourth Annual Savor the Flavors tasting event on Sunday, April 7 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Atrium from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This year’s Event Chair is James McBratney, CSI Alumni Board Member and President, Staten Island Restaurant and Tavern Association.
Once again, dozens of Staten Island restaurants will come together to raise much-needed money for scholarships while showcasing the diverse cuisine that our Borough has to offer. Over the past three years, 36 scholarships have been awarded through the CSI Alumni Legacy Scholarship from money raised from past Savor the Flavor events. As Staten Island’s only public institution of higher education, many of the College’s 14,000 students present a great need for financial aid and the Alumni Association created this scholarship to help them.
Each participating restaurant will bring their signature dish and demonstrate how it is prepared. Celebrity judges Rob Burmeister, Eddie Canlon, and John Sierp from Food Network’s Chopped will be on hand to award winners for Best Dish and Best Dessert, while attendees can help decide the People’s Choice Award winner. Wine and beer tasting will also be available, as well as raffles and music.
The Gallery of the College of Staten Island is pleased to announce the opening of the first show for the Spring semester: Y Más Na’: The Works of José Camacho. The exhibition of this extraordinary artist’s work will open on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and run until Saturday, Mar. 16.
The exhibition shows the work of the Puerto Rican American artist José Camacho, who is based in Montclair, NJ. His evocative works combine words and images to eloquently express his complex political, personal, and artistic identities. The exhibition includes both paintings and prints with themes drawn from Camacho’s heritage. They are particularly rich in their layered allusions to the religious and political beliefs popular in contemporary Puerto Rico. These tropes are explored through such charged monuments as massive cemeteries and idioms of colloquial language. In a group of works, the minimalist outline map of Puerto Rico becomes a powerful expressive form of nationalist myths and realities for Camacho.
Please join us to celebrate the show and artist at our reception on Wednesday, Feb. 20th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
For further information, please call Craig Manister at 718.982.2553.