St. Thomas Aquinas College introduces four new dual degree programs in Teacher Education, announces Dr. Meenakshi Gajria, dean for the School of Education. The programs allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree with teacher certification at the elementary or secondary level with a master’s degree in Special Education in a five year time frame.
The five year dual degree programs are offered in the following areas:
- Childhood & Special Education, grades 1-6, BS/MSEd
- Mathematics, grades 7-12 & Special Education, BS/MSEd
- Social Studies, grades 7-12 & Special Education, BS/MSEd
- Spanish, grades 7-12 & Special Education, BS/MSEd
Thomas Aquinas College is proud to introduce its new major in Biochemistry,
announced Dr. Robert Murray, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.
With roots in the physical and
biological sciences, biochemistry is a rapidly evolving area of scientific
endeavor that is situated at the forefront of modern science. The biochemistry
major focuses on the study of life from a molecular level with a strong
simultaneous emphasis on chemistry and physics.
health and science programs have always prepared students for exciting and
important careers. Adding biochemistry to our other excellent majors,
like biology and forensic science, gives our students yet another competitive
advantage for the best jobs and graduate schools," commented Murray.
St. Thomas Aquinas College’s Azarian McCullough Art Gallery (AMAG) announces its newest exhibit, “Steel Lace” the works of artist Lannie Hart, announced Nina Bellisio, director of the Azarian McCullough Art Gallery.
The exhibit runs February 24 through March 23, 2014 with an artist reception scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. A Gallery talk will be given at 5:30 p.m. that evening. The event is free and open to the public
Regular Gallery viewing hours:
Tuesday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information about the Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, including upcoming exhibits, visit www.stac.edu/amag or call 845-398-4195.
Veterans: Beyond Betrayal” presented
by Val Sereno, MA,
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and an experiential workshop
will follow the lecture.
The event is free and open to the public.
Women Veterans art therapy group started in 2008 and is held at the School of
Visual Arts in New York. Through the creative process the women have been
able to discuss their negative experiences and mistreatment in the
military. The women strongly identify with being victims of
betrayal. This presentation explores the women veterans world, the
cathartic benefit of specific art materials, the processing of sexual
trauma and relevant cases studies.
Monday, March 3, 2014
St. Thomas Aquinas College’s “Art of the Interview” series hosted by Ed Randall, longtime New York radio and television personality and published author, will continue with an interview featuring Robert Manfred, Jr., chief operating officer of Major League Baseball, announces Michael McManus, director of academic services and professor of sports management at the College. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the event, contact Professor McManus at 845-398-4091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Thomas Aquinas College has appointed Benjamin Wagner as assistant professor of psychology announced Dr. Robert Murray, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.
Wagner (Ramsey, NJ), originally from Columbiana (OH), received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Denison University (OH); and a Master of Arts in psychology and a Ph.D. in psychology from The Ohio State University. In his scholarship, he examines social behavior and the determinants of persuasion.
"Dr. Wagner Ph.D. is from a large university -- Ohio State -- but he is at home in a small liberal arts college like St. Thomas Aquinas,” commented Murray. “He has only been here a semester, but already students are raving about his classes."
St. Thomas Aquinas College’s “Art of
the Interview” series hosted by Ed Randall, longtime New York radio and
television personality and published author, will continue with its fourth
interview featuring Gene Orza, former chief operating officer of the MLB
Players Association, announces Michael McManus,
director of academic services and professor of sports management at the
College. The event is scheduled for Monday, February 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in
the College’s Sullivan Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
The “Art of the Interview” series is
co-sponsored by the communications arts and sports management departments at
the College and will consist of different interviews conducted by Mr. Randall
throughout the academic year. Orza’s interview will be the fourth event in the
For more information about the
event, contact Professor McManus at 845-398-4091 or email@example.com.
St. Thomas Aquinas College has successfully kicked off its participation in the 2014 RecycleMania tournament, the national competition in which college campuses compete over eight weeks to see which can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste, announced Joseph Donini, vice president for administration at the College. The competition runs through March 30, 2014.
"The College's sustainability efforts have taken a new focus through the National Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility including this year's commitment to the Catholic Climate Covenant," said Donini. "STAC has made significant changes and improvements to the on-campus recycling program over the past few years. RecycleMania is a competition that will foster the waste reduction efforts of our campus community."
In 2013, 91 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials were recovered, which prevented the release of greenhouse gases comparable to the carbon sequestered by 99,535 acres of U.S. forests in one year.
A complete list of participants can be found at RecycleManiacs.org. For more information about STAC’s RecycleMania
program, contact Sr. MaryAnn Summa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College will host three events in commemoration of African-American History Month
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Photography Exhibit Kick-Off
Works by Tom Artin
This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
“The Butler” a film by Lee Daniels
The Lafayette Theatre, 97 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901
Tickets: $8 (available through the Lafayette Theatre)
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Ray Blue & Friends Jazz Concert
This event is free and
open to the public.
For more information about these events, contact
Professor McCarthy at email@example.com or 845-398-4134.
St. Thomas Aquinas College will host three events focused on sustainability.
Tuesday, January 28
These events are open to the public.
9:50 a.m. “Sustainability and the State of the Environment in Rockland”
Sponsored by: The School of Arts & Sciences.
Panelists: Beth Roessler from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation; Mike Wilson from the Cornell Cooperative Extension; Laurie Seeman, head of the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance; and Andy Stewart, formerly of “Keep Rockland Beautiful”.
11:25 a.m. “The Importance of Conservation and Sustainability Education in Developing Environmentally Aware Citizens”
Sponsored by: The School of Education
Guest speaker: Dr. Rebecca Jordan, associate professor of environmental education at Rutgers University (NJ).
1:00 p.m. “Sustainability as a Best Business Practice”
Sponsored by: The School of Business
Panelists: Joseph Lavin, adjunct faculty in the College’s MBA program; Megan Farrell, manager of the New York office of PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Sustainability Solution Group; and Debra Fillis Ryba, Sustainability Manager at Nestle Waters North America.