Lunch and Learn Technology Training Program – April is MS Access Month

The OTS Training Team is excited to announce a new training program – Lunch & Learn.

Each month at noon* on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the team will meet you online to demonstrate a 15-minute technology topic. The team will stay online for another 15 minutes to answer any questions you have on that day’s topic.

Join as many of the sessions as you like.  There is no need to register in advance.  You can access the session by clicking on the link in the attached calendar.

April is MS Access Month: 

Topics will include:

  • The Access Window/Access Objects
  • Creating a Table
  • Working in a Table’s Datasheet View
  • Working in a Table’s Design View – What Are Data Types?
  • Working in a Table’s Design View – What Are Field Properties?
  • Importing External Data
  • Using the Query Wizard
  • Working in Query Design View/Running Queries
  • Relationships
  • Using the Form Wizard
  • Form Layout View vs. Form Design View
  • Using the Report Wizard
  • Exporting Data

We look forward to meeting you in the sessions.

*You can join the session 15 minutes prior to conduct a link and audio check. The sessions require speakers. Please call 718.982.2345 if you have any questions.

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; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:10am in Building 1P, Room 119.

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 Apr. 1, 2019 

Wednesday, Apr. 3:

-11:15am: Corelandia, presented by Victor Miller and Faculty

This past week was quite productive. The hospital was finished and all the sick are currently healing. The well project has been very successful and water has returned to Corelandia, allowing crops to be fed. The first Corelandian school is now complete and Corelandians can begin learning: architecture, math, chemistry, blacksmithing, art, history, pre-medicine, and farming techniques. Corelandians have elected their new King: Joe Ist. The blacksmiths are asking for regulation regarding guns. With all the success within Corelandia, an expedition was dispatched to explore the surrounding lands. They have just arrived back and found something.

Victor Miller earned a BA in History at the College of Staten Island in 2005 and an MS in Adolescent Education in 2008. He has been an Adjunct of Core 100 since February 2012 and currently also works in the Center for Advising and Academic Success. Victor is the of author of the “Summer of ’87” Reacting to the Past classroom simulation and also recently served on the Core 100 textbook editing committee.

Thursday, Apr. 4:

-8:00am: “The Green New Deal,” presented by James Smith

On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, Sen. Ed Markey (D., MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., NY) announced a Congressional Resolution calling for national mobilization in response to the climate crisis on the order of this nation’s reply to the Great Depression and World War II. Unlike those historical antecedents, however, the proponents of this project seek to ensure that “frontline and vulnerable communities” share in the economic and ecological benefits of this undertaking. This lecture will place the proposal in historical context and review the ideas set forth in the Resolution and in ancillary documents. Further, the lecture will address the political fallout from the announcement, including this week’s vote in the Senate and the 2020 presidential election.

James Smith earned a BA in Economics and Political Science, as well as an MA in Modern History from Fordham University. He received a JD from Fordham’s School of Law and an LLM degree from New York University, School of Law. He is currently a PhD candidate in American History at Fordham.

-10:10am: “Climate Change: Part One: The Role of the Government,” presented by Donna Scimeca

On Wednesday, Oct, 17, 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a 700-page report on the impacts of global warming. The report cites that “human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels, with a likely range of 0.8°C to 1.2°C. Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate.” The report further warns that we have just 12 years to make massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels.

Donna Scimeca, the Core Program Coordinator, will present the first of a three-part lecture series that examines the role that the government, society, and the economy can play in addressing this challenge.

-4:40pm: “Privacy and the Right to Choose,” presented by Anthony Casella

This lecture will examine the 9th and 14th Amendments as they protect privacy rights, with regard to a woman’s right to choose. Professor Casella will lead a discussion on whether the decision in Roe v Wade (1973) remains “in line” with some recent state laws passed regarding women’s reproductive rights.

Anthony Casella has been a member of the Core faculty since 2009. He received both a BA in History and an MS in Science in Education from St. John’s University. Professor Casella also received an MA in Administration and Supervision from CSI/CUNY.  He is currently an Assistant Principal at PS 25R South Richmond HS on Staten Island.

-6:30pm: “The Student Debt Crisis,” presented by Joseph Frusci

How did the cost for college lead us to the student debt crisis? This lecture will examine the rising cost of a college education, as well as the student debt crisis created by student loans to cover the cost of education. Is this the next economic bubble to burst?

Joseph Frusci, EdD is a prior-service Army National Guardsman who earned a BA and MA in History, as well as the Doctor of Education degreeat Northeastern University  He has been teaching with the Core Program since 2012, and is the author of the “2008 Bailout,” a Reacting to the Past game, which engages students in the complexities of the economic crisis of 2007-2008. He also teaches American History, Government, Economics, and Computer Science for the New York City Department of Education at Staten Island Technical High School.


CSI Alumnus brings Off-Broadway Show to CSI

We invite you to a very special show created and performed by CSI alumnus Mark White ’13. He placed third in our very first “CSI’s Got Talent” competition in 2012.

Fresh off his “New York’s Got Talent” win last year, he produced an Off-Broadway performance. We are lucky to have him bring this performance to CSI for the campus and greater Staten Island community:

To Whom It May Concern
Friday, Apr. 12, 7:00pm
Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre
Running Time: 90 minutes
Tickets: $29, $19, $9 or box office: 718.982.ARTS (2787)

To Whom It May Concern is a concert-style show about a teenage boy who finds himself on the George Washington Bridge, preparing to jump. He writes a letter to explain his reasons, retracing the events that have led up to this moment. Within the indomitable power of Mark White’s music is a life-affirming message for all ages that helps raise awareness for many modern day causes.

Starring: Mark White, Diane Zerega, and Matthew Spadafora

Check out Mark White’s music online.

This event is made possible, in part, by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and is sponsored by College of Staten Island, Division of Student and Enrollment Services/Office of Student Life.


Art Exhibit: “Playthings and Performing Objects”

The Art Gallery of the College of Staten Island presents Playthings and Performing Objects from Thursday, Apr. 4 through Saturday, May 11 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 112.

Opening and Artist Talk: Thursday, Apr. 4 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

This group exhibition explores how objects and images can be constituted to dramatize and resist our current political culture. It features works that revel in the theatricality of the art gallery itself and showcase how objects and images are themselves performative, inviting audiences to respond through action. The exhibit includes works by Zoe Beloff, Camel Collective, Great Small Works, Maryam Jafri, and Thiago Szmrecsányi with Tracy Collins.

Playthings and Performing Objects is curated by Professors Edward D. Miller and Valerie Tevere, with assistance from Brooke Christensen. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by additional support from the Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Sarolta Takács.

The Artist Talk is funded, in part, by the Campus Activities Board, made possible by Student Activity Fees.


Feminist Reading Fest: A Celebration of Feminist Writers

The CSI English Department and the Bertha Harris Women’s Center will present  “Feminist Reading Fest: A Celebration of Feminist Writers,” on Thursday, Mar. 28 in Building 2S, Room 217 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

Students are invited to read passages from literature that most inspire you toward gender equality. Bring passages from fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays, etc. to share aloud. We welcome works by authors of all genders and from all places and time periods. All students are welcome to come read and spark our spirits. Refreshments will be served.

This is a CC CLUE event.