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STAC To Host Zumba for Autism: Event to Raise Money for Autism Speaks

posted Apr 24, 2015, 5:43 AM by STAC News   [ updated Apr 24, 2015, 5:44 AM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College will host Zumba for Autism, an event to raise money for Autism Speaks, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Romano Student Alumni Center, announces Dr. Elizabeth Finnegan, assistant professor of education at the College.  The event is co-sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas College, Dominican College (Blauvelt, NY), the New York Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children, and Autism Speaks.  The registration fee for the event is $25 and it is open to the public.

 

Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.


“This event will be an ideal opportunity for people to come and learn about the needs of families with children with autism spectrum disorder.  We will raise money, get fit and have fun,” says Dr. Finnegan.

STAC Recognized Students at 2015 Honors Conovcation

posted Apr 20, 2015, 12:09 PM by STAC News   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 12:12 PM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College hosted its annual Honors Convocation on Monday, April 13, 2015, inducting several students into various honors societies as well as recognizing those named to the Dean’s List.   


Dr. L. John Durney, provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of communications at the College, gave the Convocation address and received the honorary doctor of humane letters degree.  Jeff Benjamin, senior vice president, general counsel and chief ethics & compliance officer at Avon, received the honorary doctor of commercial science degree.  Joseph McSweeny, former president of global sales of Marsh, Inc., received the honorary doctor of humane letters degree.


William Prior, associate professor of communication arts, received the Laetare Medal, which commemorates 20 years of service to the College.  Jessica Winter, Class of 2015, received the Betty LaSala Award, recognizing excellence in science.  Amanda Schuepfer, Class of 2016, received the Environmental Writing Award in Honor of Rachel Carson.

 

Each honor society is committed to academic excellence in their respective areas. Societies inducting students at the Convocation included: Alpha Chi for general studies; Alpha Phi Sigma for criminal justice; Chi Alpha Sigma for student-athletes; Delta Mu Delta for business administration; Kappa Delta Pi for teacher education; Kappa Mu Epsilon for mathematics; Pi Gamma Mu for social science; Psi Chi for psychology; Sigma Tau Delta for English; and, Sigma Zeta for students majoring in natural sciences.

STAC TO HOST “BEYOND BRINKS: MODERN TERRORISM AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM”

posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:23 AM by STAC News   [ updated Apr 16, 2015, 6:25 AM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board will host “Beyond Brinks: Modern Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System,” announces Dr. Ellen Chayet, professor of criminal justice at the College. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the College’s Lougheed Library. The event is free and open to the public.

 

The discussion will focus on how anti-terrorism policies and practices have changed since the Brinks robbery in Rockland County (1981).  Panelists will include: Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Maxwell, Federal Bureau of Investigation (retired); The Honorable John Molinelli, Bergen County Prosecutor; The Honorable Thomas Zugibe, Rockland County District Attorney; Detective Arthur Keenan, Nyack Police Department (retired); and Superintendent Michael Capra, Sing Sing Correctional Facility, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.  A networking reception with the Criminal Justice Advisory board will follow the panel discussion.

STAC's Azarian McCullough Art Gallery Presents 'The Storied Stitch'

posted Mar 31, 2015, 5:36 PM by STAC News   [ updated Mar 31, 2015, 5:50 PM ]

The Storied Stitch runs from March 31 through April 19.


Receptions for the artists are scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm and Sunday, April 19,
from 2:00-4:00. Artist talks will be given at both events. For more info go to stac.edu/amag.


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STAC'S WRITERS @ WORK SERIES TO SPONSOR TALK WITH NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES

posted Mar 16, 2015, 5:32 AM by STAC News   [ updated Mar 16, 2015, 5:36 AM ]


St. Thomas Aquinas College’s Writers @ Work series will sponsor a talk by Nikole Hannah-Jones, acclaimed journalist and investigative reporter, for Women’s History Month, announces Dr. Gerald McCarthy, professor of English at the College.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lougheed Library.  Jones will give a talk followed by a Q & A session.  This event is free and open to the public.


ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE HOSTS GLOBAL CONFERENCE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & CREATING SHARED VALUES FOCUS OF DISCUSSIONS

posted Mar 10, 2015, 10:17 AM by STAC News   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 10:23 AM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College recently hosted a Global Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Creating Shared Values (CSV) on campus, announced Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, S.C., president of the College.  The Conference was sponsored by the College’s National Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility.  Educational, corporate and governmental professionals from South Korea, China, Malaysia, and the United States participated in the Conference, bringing together Eastern and Western cultures to discuss important global issues related to CSR and CSV.

"We were privileged to host the Global Conference on our campus,” said Fitzpatrick. “The Conference topics were closely aligned with the efforts of St. Thomas Aquinas College’s National Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility.  As educators, it is our responsibility to raise awareness, discuss issues and make strides for improvement in the areas of corporate social responsibility and creating shared values.  I was honored to take part in this event with influential leaders that fostered lively discussion on topics that impact our global society.”


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Photo: Chairman Wu Presenting at the Conference



FILIPPELLI & FLAHERTY OF YES NETWORK TO SPEAK AT STAC (Rescheduled)

posted Feb 23, 2015, 6:22 AM by STAC News   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 4:57 AM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College will host John Filippelli, president of production and programming for the YES Network, and John Flaherty, NY Yankees color commentator and former major league catcher, for a panel discussion and question-and-answer session, announces Dr. John Durney, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the College.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the College’s Sullivan Theatre.


Filippelli and Flaherty will share experiences from their careers in the world of sports and media.  The event is designed to provide students, especially those studying communication arts and sports management, an insider’s perspective on sports broadcasting, programming and production from two prominent professionals in the field.  The event is also open to the public.


ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE OPENS KRAUS FITNESS CENTER

posted Feb 11, 2015, 8:35 AM by STAC News   [ updated Feb 11, 2015, 11:52 AM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College students and members of the College community are enjoying the newly opened Kraus Fitness Center, announced Dr. Fitzpatrick, president of the College. The project was generously funded by the support of Drs. Patricia and George Kraus.

The project expanded the existing center’s space by 142%. The 4,165 square-foot facility now offers more than 45 pieces of equipment, including cardio machines such as recumbent bikes, spin bikes, treadmills, and elliptical machines. Additional strength training equipment includes an 8 Stack ten-station jungle gym, leg press, leg curl, leg extension machines, arm curl, arm extension, chest press, shoulder press, lateral pulldown machines, and power racks.  The cardio machines are outfitted with individual televisions and audio plug-ins, with the most up-to-date cardio training technology.


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ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE TO CO-SPONSOR EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP “ECHOES AND REFLECTIONS: LEADERS IN HOLOCAUST EDUCATION”

posted Feb 5, 2015, 6:41 AM by STAC News

St. Thomas Aquinas College will co-sponsor an educational workshop on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., in the Lougheed Library on the College’s campus, announces Dr. Michael Shaw, professor of Education at the College. The event titled “Echoes and Reflections- Leaders in Holocaust Education” provides an overview on incorporating Holocaust education into the curriculum. The event is free and welcomes educators and the public. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

This professional learning training is sponsored by East Ramapo Teachers’ Center, Nyack Teacher Center, Rockland Teachers’ Center and St. Thomas Aquinas College. Teachers attending the event receive professional development training, a Teacher's Resource Guide, access to an extensive array of visual history testimonies, and unlimited use of supplementary multimedia resources and supportive tools from the expansive Echoes and Reflections website. Registration closes February 7, 2015.

Click here to register online.

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PROF. MONICA WENDEL NOMINATED BY THREE PUBLISHERS FOR THE PUSHCART PRIZE

posted Jan 28, 2015, 9:55 AM by STAC News   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 9:59 AM ]

Monica Wendel, assistant professor of composition and creative writing at St. Thomas Aquinas College, has been nominated for inclusion in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses Series for her published works of poetry.

The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses Series, published every year since 1976, is a highly honored American literary project. Since that time, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in the annual collection. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series. Every volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses. Nominations are made from independent magazine and small book press editors throughout the world as well as the Pushcart Press’ staff of Contributing Editors. Nominations may be any combination of poetry, short stories, essays, memoirs, or stand-alone excerpts from novels.

Wendel received nominations from Thrush Press for her poem, "[Flock of Birds]" which appears in her chapbook Pioneer (Thrush Press); IDK for her poem “Chicago”; and Paper Nautilus for her poem “Farragut”, published this month. 

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