This Week in Core 100

The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week, all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions with about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests, and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the lectures. No permission is needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The lectures are 50 minutes and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 11:15am and 1:25pm; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; on Saturdays at 10:10am.

The focus of the Core Lecture Series this semester will be to directly link the program’s curriculum to current events.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of Aug. 26, 2019


Wednesday, Aug. 28; Thursday, Aug. 29; Saturday, Aug.31 (All Lectures):

Professor Donna Scimeca, Coordinator of the Core Department, will be welcoming the new students to Core 100.


Summer 2019 – Technology Training Opportunities

The Office of Technology Services will be offering a series of virtual and in-person Technology Training Sessions throughout the summer. Please take a moment to review the online calendar containing a list of sessions and dates. Click on the links below or on the calendar to attend or register for any of the sessions.  In-person training sessions require registration.


Topics will include:

  • Using Outlook Calendar – Attend a virtual training session to learn how to create new calendars and appointments, set recurring meetings and reminders, categorize meetings/appointments, and use the scheduling assistant to make setting up meetings easier.
  • MS OneNote – Attend a virtual training session to learn how to create notebooks, organize meeting notes, attach files, synch with Outlook and create to-do lists.
  • Customize Ribbons in MS Office – Attend a virtual training session to learn how to create customized ribbons within the MS Office programs to work more efficiently.
  • Office 365 – Attend a virtual training session to learn about the different apps in Office 365 that can help you to work more efficiently.
  • Using Excel Formulas to filter CUNYfirst Data Reports – Attend a virtual training session to learn a few Excel formulas and tricks to help you customize your CUNYfirst data reports.
  • Pivot Tables in Excel – Attend a virtual training session to learn how to use pivot tables in Excel.
  • Tables in Access* – Attend an in-person training session to learn how to set the data types and field properties for a Access table.
  • Photoshop Basics* – Attend an in-person training session to learn the basic tools, inserting shapes and text, file types, and importing and exporting images in Photoshop.
  • Queries in Access – Attend a virtual training session to learn how to create simple queries in Access.
  • Forms in Access – Attend a virtual training session to learn how to create a basic form in Access.
  • Reports and Importing/Exporting Access files – Attend a virtual training session to learn how to run reports, and import and export data in Access.


Virtual Technology sessions will take place at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer. The sessions will last approximately 20 to  30 minutes. The team will stay online for another 15 minutes to answer any questions that you may have on that day’s topic. You can join the session up to 15 minutes prior, to conduct a link and audio check. The sessions require speakers.

Please contact the Technology Training Team at 718.982.2345 if you have any questions.

If you require any additional training, please contact the Technology Training team to set up one-on-one training sessions.  One-on-one sessions can be done in person or remotely.


*In person sessions will take place in Building 2N, Room 115 at 2:30pm. The sessions will be 1.5 hours in length.




CSI Summer Blood Drive

The CSI Summer Blood Drive is on Monday, June 24 from 9:30am to 3:30pm in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge. Donors must weigh 110 pounds or more, eat and drink before coming to donate, and bring a photo ID. Every donor will receive a Summer 2019 “Suck it up and Donate” t-shirt at the drive.

Please contact Health and Wellness Services at 718.982.3045 if you have any questions. No appointment is necessary. We hope to see you there.

Commencement 2019 Information

Please note the following information:

  • Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 30 on the Great Lawn, rain or shine. The program will start promptly at 9:30am. Participants from the faculty and staff need to be in line with their departments or at designated locations no later than 8:30am.
  • Departmental Exercises begin at the conclusion of the CSI Commencement. A reception will be held in the Campus Center (Building 1C) for graduates and their guests immediately following Departmental Exercises.
  • The Campus-wide reception sponsored by President William J. Fritz and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) for faculty and staff will be held in the Atrium of Building 1A from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
  • Employees may wish to arrive early as parking will be limited. Please understand that you may be asked to park in a different lot from where you usually park and Public Safety personnel will direct you to designated areas as necessary. You need to ensure you have your parking ID to show Public Safety personnel. Employees should plan adequate travel time due to the expected delays and congestion at the Main and Forest Hill Road (D) gates.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the Office of the Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services at 718.982.2335 and/or view the Commencement Website.

We look forward to a wonderful day to celebrate the Class of 2019.