Campus Peace Officer Exam

The Civil Service Exam unit will be accepting applications for Campus Peace Officer 2019 from now until Friday, Apr. 10, 2009. The filing fee is $30 and the exam is open competitive.

Applications will not be accepted at any college HR department or at the 80th street location. Applicants are encouraged to apply via Exam Xpress here.

Applicants not wishing to complete the application online can download the application here.

Candidates must be New York CITY residents (strict five-boroughs interpretation) in order to qualify. This is a permanent qualification change mandated by outside events.

Completed paper applications and the filing fee must be mailed to:

CPS Human Resources Services
Attn: CUNY Examinations
241 Lathrop Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815

To see all of the necessary documents, please click here. It will be the last item listed.

CSI Student Government Student Service Awards

Nominations are now open for Student Government Student Service Awards. Nominees must have shown exemplary extracurricular service to the students of CSI and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. There are six awards available to undergraduate or graduate students, eight for graduating students, and four for faculty/staff.Nomination forms are available in the Student Government office in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Room 207 and must be returned no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, Apr. 8. For further information please call 718.982.3082.

CSI Blood Drive

Thank you to all students, staff, and faculty who took the time to participate in the recent CSI Blood Drive. The New York Blood Center tells us that 129 people registered and 116 pints of blood were collected. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply.

Explore New Research Resources at the CSI Library

American Civil War Research, Eigteenth Century Collections, Financial Times, GreenFILE, National Science Digital Library, and Regional Business News are just some of the new full-text research resources added this year to the CSI Library’s digital collection.  Annotative descriptions of these new databases as well as 90 others are available online from the Library homepage   (listed under “Articles Databases”). In addition, all electronic resources can be explored easily at your convenience from off-campus, 24 hours a day/seven days a week, using your CSI email address to login.  For help, call the reference desk at 718.982.4010 or email us through the “Ask-A-Librarian” service button on the Library homepage and you will get a response within 12 hours.

Albert V. Maniscalco Rotary Scholarship

Students may now apply for the Albert V. Maniscalco Rotary Scholarship, in which a single award in the amount of $2,500 will be presented to a Staten Island resident majoring in Political Science. Applicants must be Staten Island residents, currently attending a Staten Island college and carrying a GPA of 3.0 or better. A history of volunteer work, extracurricular activity, or employment is recommended, but not required. Applicants will also have to demonstrate financial need.

The application deadline is Friday, April 10, 2009.

For more information, contact Caryl Watkins in the Career and Scholarship Center at 718.982.2300.


Mind and Health Fair

The Counseling Center will host the annual “Mind and Health Fair: Live Life in Balance” for students on Monday through Tuesday, Mar. 30 and 31. The event will kick off on Mar. 30 in the Library (Building 1L) Lobby from 10:00am to 2:00pm when students can pick up brochures at our information table, learn about CSI counseling services, measure stress levels, and the meet counselors. The ever-popular Relaxation Station returns to the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge on Mar. 31 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Event highlights will include soothing and creative activities such as free massages, planting spring flowers, making stress relief balls, and more. This event is CLUE-certified and co-sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and funded by Student Activity Fees.

City Council Speaker to Honor CSI Professor

In honor of Women’s History Month, Professor Donna Gerstle of CSI’s Center for Environmental Science and other women in environmentalism will be honored by New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, Chair of the Women’s Issues Committee.

Gerstle is the director of the CSI Center for Environmental Science; the Director of the CSI Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative (SIBCRI), which recently received $80,000 in crucial funding from the New York City Council; and a Commissioner of the Interstate Environmental Commission.

As the incidence of breast cancer is inordinately high on Staten Island, Gerstle says that the SIBCRI is tackling breast cancer on three fronts: “The first is an epidemiological study, which is a case-control study that looks at individuals on Staten Island from 1980 to 2006 and it will compare their lifestyles and risk factors to a control set of individuals.

“The second is to evaluate how environmental factors actually influence breast tissue development and we will be exposing mammary tissue to a set of known environmental carcinogens that exist in the Staten Island air. Finally, we are going to be doing for the community a prevention educational program that will work with health care providers, community-based organizations, elected officials, and schools.”

Helen Sears, Former Chair of the Women’s Issue Committee, will also receive special recognition at the event.

The event is presented by the City Council Women’s Issues Committee and the City Council Women’s Caucus on Thursday, March 26 at The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street in Manhattan at 6:30pm.

For more information and to RSVP, call 212.788.6687 or email

(l to r) CSI President Tomás Morales, Prof. Donna Gerstle, and Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn

CSI Students Breakfast with the Mayor

He’s one of the most famous people in the world, presiding over the greatest city on earth, and on Thursday, 16 CSI students had a private breakfast with him.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg extended the invitation to CSI students to meet him at City Hall to enjoy an informal breakfast and to discuss life in the Big Apple, political and financial events of the day, and the value of an education at the College of Staten Island.

“It was a comfortable, laid-back breakfast,” said participating student Francisco Collado, a senior political science major. “We got to ask him questions, and he wanted to know about our experiences at CSI and within CUNY. It was a great event.”

The day started early for the 16 CSI students who travelled from the campus via bus to City Hall for the 8:00am breakfast. They were accompanied by President Dr. Tomás D. Morales.

“This was a great honor for our College and especially for our students,” the President said. “Through their questions and their answers to the Mayor’s questions, they demonstrated the exceptional high quality of CSI students.”

Mayor Bloomberg answered student queries with his traditional candor.

In response to a question regarding his work ethic, Mayor Bloomberg told the students that best practices for a leader included being the first to arrive at the office in the morning and the last to leave in the evening. The Mayor also stressed that good leaders share the credit for a job well done.

As to the economy, the Mayor said it wouldn’t impair young people’s desire to enter public service. People still need work, he noted, and people with ideals will still seek to serve the wider community.

The breakfast of bagels and salmon, fruit juice, and coffee quickly evolved into an easy give and take between the students and Mayor Bloomberg followed by a private tour of City Hall.

“I think the Mayor really appreciated getting to know us,” said Mr. Collado. “This was a private event, and allowed us all to be straightforward and at ease.”

Participating students represented areas and programs of the College such as New Student Orientation, SEEK, and the Macaulay Honors College.

Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Daniels said, “Having seen the students off at 7:00am on Thursday, I can affirm their enthusiasm and excitement about this event. I think their expectations were met.”

Participating students included: Michael Young, Nora L. Teasley, John Campione, Theodhora Rexhepi, Michael Maslankowski, Dylan T. Stone, Sara J. Fahey, Saadyah Averick, Matthew Signorile, Ednita Lorenzo, Linda Gomez, Rhagina N. Chisolm, Madeline Long, Peter J. Decrescenzo, Isabella Cardona, and Francisco Collado.

Sixteen CSI students and President Tomás Morales had breakfast with Mayor Bloomberg at City Hall.