Technology Awareness Day: Virus Protection

Does your flash drive have a virus, spyware, or worm? Let us scan your flash drive for free on Thursday, Apr. 30 in Campus Center (Building 1C), Room 213 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Faculty, staff, and students can stop by to receive information on how to get free Symantec Anti-Virus Software for their laptops and/or personal computers.

For more information, please Click Here.

Design Services Website Update

The Office of Design Services works with the College community to produce high-quality print communications and marketing for student recruitment, fundraising, events, and institutional awareness. We offer a wide range of cost-free services: long-term communications planning, design, print production, and marketing campaigns. Our print productions range from business cards to fliers and posters to high-impact, four-color publications such as the CSI Foundation Annual Report, the President’s Report, and academic program brochures.  

We provide a variety of communications services to faculty and staff, free of charge. We are committed to helping create communications that engage and inform various audiences and that promote the excellence of CSI. Our in-depth knowledge of the College and its official communications strategy enables us to help shape messages so they are best understood by their intended audiences. We are a creative office that is proficient at problem solving and generating effective and visually engaging products.  

In addition, Design Services also produces signage, banners, and logos that reflect the College identity. The Office of Design Services helps to preserve the image of CSI. Among our many responsibilities, we manage the content of the College’s official print publications and the use of CSI’s name.  

Design Services can now be found on the College Website. Click Here to visit or new URL. You can also can find us on the Faculty and Staff page under “Faculty & staff Resources”/Design Services.

Current Topics in Psychology Colloquium Series

The Psychology Department’s Current Topics in Psychology Colloquium Series presents “The Unbearable Accuracy of Stereotypes,” a lecture by Lee Jussim, PhD, Rutgers University. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 6 in Building 6S, Room 138 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Dr. Jussim will discuss how stereotypes have been stereotyped and that they are not always inaccurate and do not invariably lead to biased judgments of others, as most social psychologists seem to believe.

Environmental Justice Conference

Please join us on Friday, May 8 as CSI’s Center for Environmental Science presents: “The Environmental Justice Conference: History, Issues, and Outlook,” in CSI Center for the Arts (Building 1P) beginning with registration and breakfast at 8:00am. CLosing remarks are scheduled for 12:45pm with a luncheon to follow.

The conference, which is sponsored by Con Edison,  is free for CSI faculty, staff, and students with reservations. For reservations or for more information, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 718.982.2365.

New Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs

Following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation, I am delighted to report to the College community the appointment of Ms. Barbara R. Eshoo as the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at the College of Staten Island, effective Monday, June 15, 2009. 

Ms. Eshoo is a strategic advancement professional with broad experience in all aspects of development.  She is also an experienced manager and leader whose recent positions include Senior Vice President for Association Advancement, YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, Inc; Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Liaison to the ECSU Foundation, Eastern Connecticut State University; Chief Development Officer, Daniel Webster College; and Chief Public Relations Officer, The Currier Museum of Art. 

Ms. Eshoo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from New England College.  She participated in training programs through the National Society of Fundraising Executives and is an active member of various professional associations including the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and the American Council on Education, Office of Women where she represented Connecticut. 

I commend the outstanding work of the search committee chaired by Vice President Milton Santiago.  The Committee’s diligence and insight produced an impressive pool of applicants, and its hard work assured a successful outcome of this important search. 

I especially want to thank you for your participation and feedback; for giving your valuable time in support of the search for this important position. 

I invite the campus community to join me in welcoming Ms. Eshoo to the CSI family.

New Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs

College of Staten Island President Dr. Tomás Morales has announced the appointment of Ms. Barbara R. Eshoo as the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at the College of Staten Island, effective June 15, 2009, following a nationwide search and extensive campus participation.

Ms. Eshoo is a strategic advancement professional with broad experience in all aspects of development. She is also an experienced manager and leader whose recent positions include Senior Vice President for Association Advancement, YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford, Inc; Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Liaison to the ECSU Foundation, Eastern Connecticut State University; Chief Development Officer, Daniel Webster College; and Chief Public Relations Officer, The Currier Museum of Art.

Ms. Eshoo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from New England College. She participated in training programs through the National Society of Fundraising Executives and is an active member of various professional associations including the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and the American Council on Education, Office of Women where she represented Connecticut.

“I commend the outstanding work of the search committee chaired by Vice President Milton Santiago,” Dr. Morales said. “The Committee’s diligence and insight produced an impressive pool of applicants, and its hard work assured a successful outcome of this important search. I especially want to thank the College community for its participation and feedback; for giving its valuable time in support of the search for this important position.”

Barbara Eshoo, CSI's new Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs.

Vision for Staten Island Reality Check Workshops: Where the Intuitive Meets the Informed

Vision for Staten Island makes progress in bringing the community’s vision to reality. This independent not-for-profit has initiated a “visioning” project, which serves to bring the Staten Island community together with public and private leaders to create an inclusive and comprehensive vision for the future. The process continues with Reality Check Workshops scheduled for April 29 and 30, and May 6 and 7 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at P.S. 58, located at 77 Marsh Avenue in New Springville.

Vision for Staten Island is a process of continuous refinement of the ideas gathered from the public. Vision for Staten Island’s Idea Gatherings held between December 2008 and February 2009 resulted in over 2,800 ideas contributed by nearly 900 members of the community. Click Here to view these ideas.

In order to begin refining the content of the vision, the Vision Steering Committee organized the ideas into 20 major topics, identified basic themes within each topic, and constructed a draft vision statement for each topic. The next step is the Reality Check workshops, where the public’s intuitive input is integrated with more specific information brought to us by “topical experts.” This is done by discussing and framing issues related to each vision topic. The results of the Reality Checks will later be passed to Topical Work Groups that will refine and strategize the vision.

The four Reality Check workshops are open to the public. Five topics will be addressed each night. Participants will select their preferred topic of focus at registration and will be assigned to a small group accordingly. Once in their small group, participants will review their topic’s ideas, address the critical questions for that topic, and brainstorm preliminary implementation steps to be addressed by the Topical Work Groups. Each small group will be led by a trained facilitator.

The Reality Checks are critical because they address issues in a public context–where experts interact with the public. All citizens are encouraged to attend any (or all) of the following Reality Checks, and work on the topics that are most important to them.

The schedule is as follows:

April 29, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Health, Planning and Physical Development, Marketing, Culture, Housing

April 30, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Transportation: Roads and Traffic, Transportation: Public Transit, Environment, Diversity, Youth

May 6, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Economic Development, Community Cooperation, Social Services, Government Services, Parks and Recreation

May 7, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Education, Preservation and Beautification, Waterfront, Transportation: Walking and Biking, Aging.

Vision for Staten Island Reality Checks address key issues as the public interacts with the experts.

Memorial for Dr. Sherry Blackman

In celebration of Dr. Sherry Blackman’s life and 40 years of service to the Mathematics Department at CSI, we invite you to join us to express our appreciation and acknowledgment of her talent and dedication. This is a tribute to a women of extraordinary skills, commitment, and giftedness, whose untimely death still resonates with those who knew her and wish to share their sentiments.
   
The memorial will take place on Friday, May 22 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Park Cafe at 1:30pm.

The cost is $10 per guest.  Please respond to Mary Grace in the Mathematics Department at 718.982.3600.