In Remembrance of George Floyd

Today marks one year since the murder of George Floyd–a year marked by powerful demonstrations and emotions, which brought many people together, united in the pursuit of justice. This year also saw the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin, as well as the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by the House of Representatives. 

While many actions have been taken, much work still needs to be done to combat systemic racism. Today, I ask that you join me in reaffirming our commitment to make meaningful change, continuing our efforts to build and promote a more just and equitable community for all. Together, we can make a difference.

By William J. Fritz

BFA Senior Project in Art and Photography

The Art Program at the Department of Performing and Creative Arts presents: Multiple Perspectives, the BFA Senior Project in Art and Photography.

College of Staten Island undergraduate students have come together to virtually present their BFA degree senior projects, which marks the culmination of their studies. We invite you to view this online exhibition showcasing their works.

Student-artists include: Ana Bukayeva, Nicole Camacho, Joe Gazzillo, Dayshon Holder, Christina Meier, Tara O’Connor, Autumn Ortiz, Jose Pinto, Maria Rosas, Kat Stanzione, Kaidon Walker, Tingting Xiao, and Kailun Zhang.

Updated Food Pantry Information

The Food Pantry will be open this week on Wednesday, May 26 from 10:30am to 1:00pm, and on Friday, May 28 from 10:30am to 1:00pm.

The Office of Student Life would like to remind you that the CSI Food Pantry will continue to be an available resource on campus throughout the semester. If you or a student you know is having difficulties finding food to eat during this challenging time, CSI has a non-perishable Food Pantry that was created to help provide assistance for our students. Throughout the Spring semester, the pantry remains available to our campus community by appointment only.  ​

The Spring 2021 CSI Food Pantry appointment hours will be from 10:30am to 1:00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays for the Spring semester. If you need to make an appointment, please fill out the online form and someone from the Office of Student Life will contact you. Please note, if the dates and times listed above do not work for your schedule or if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at studentlife@csi.cuny.edu

All CUNY campus locations (including CSI) require that all faculty, staff, and students download and complete the Everbridge Health Checker app before coming to campus. This simple Symptom Checker can and should be accessed from your mobile phone each day before your visit to campus. After a brief one-time setup of the Everbridge app, the daily Symptom Checker takes less than two minutes to complete. It is an important reminder to consider whether you have symptoms of or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 before you enter any CUNY facility. You will need to Login using your CUNY Login credentials: (Username: Firstname.Lastname@login.cuny.edu).  

For more information about CUNY’s policy on Campus re-entry or on the Everbridge App, please go online.

By Carol Brower

Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI): Faculty Center Events Schedule for: May 24 – 28

With only two short days until the end of the semester, this week, the Faculty Center will be offering both targeted Drop-in sessions and one-on-one assistance sessions pertaining to final exams/assignments and grading tasks.

As always, all of our sessions can be accessed by using the Virtual Drop-in Center buttons located on the main page of the Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) Bb Organization available to all teaching faculty at CSI.

*To register for one of the individual, one-on-one assistance sessions offered by the Faculty Center for Professional Development at CSI, please contact Faculty Center Training Program Coordinator, Kristen Lindtvedt directly at kristen.lindtvedt@csi.cuny.edu.

Have a great week.

By Kristen Lindtvedt

Technology Training Sessions for the Week of May 24

The Technology Training Center will continue to offer weekly training sessions on the applications to assist you with your telecommuting efforts.  Please use our Registration page to register for any of the sessions. 

If there is a topic that you would like to have covered in the future, contact us, and we will do our best to assist you. We can also customize and provide group training to meet your departmental needs. 

May is MS PowerPoint Month.  Please view the schedules below for more details.

Please note that this schedule is fluid, and we may add or cancel training sessions as needed to serve the College community better.

We look forward to working with you.

Be well.

By Doriann Pieve-Hyland