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
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.”
Photo: Chairman Wu Presenting at the Conference
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.
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.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE TO CO-SPONSOR EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP “ECHOES AND REFLECTIONS: LEADERS IN HOLOCAUST EDUCATION”
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.
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.
Independent Colleges and Universities Generate $74.3 Billion in Economic Activity for New York State
Albany, NY -- With total payroll exceeding $26 billion for 394,400 direct, indirect and induced jobs, New York’s independent colleges and universities (private, not-for-profit) are a major source of jobs in all regions of New York State, according to a new economic analysis by the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) released today by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).
The analysis breaks down the statewide impacts into ten regions that align directly with the Regional Economic Development Councils of New York State. The following total overall impacts of the ten regions include: $4.2 billion in the Capital District, $3 billion in Central New York, $5.6 billion in the Finger Lakes, $3.4 billion on Long Island, $4.5 billion in the Mid-Hudson Valley, $639.7 million in the Mohawk Valley, $45.9 billion in New York City, $679.9 million in the North Country, $5 billion in the Southern Tier, and $1.4 billion in Western New York. Breakdowns of all the regional impacts including job figures can be found by visiting: http://www.cicu.org/economic-community-impact.
New York’s Independent Sector continues to be a major contributor to the New York State economy. This is particularly impressive in the current hyper-competitive higher education economy. These schools have maintained enrollment in the face of declining numbers of high school grads and boosted total research spending by 17% despite reductions in federal research investment,” said CGR’s chief research officer, Kent Gardner, who led the study.
Nearly 1.3 million students enroll annually at colleges and universities in New York State with a significant percentage (39%) attending a private, not-for-profit institution. The Independent Sector’s total enrollment is 491,852 for fall 2013. In 2012-13, private, not-for-profit campuses granted 137,651 undergraduate and graduate degrees.
announced today that it has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting individuals in transition with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media, education and career resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges, and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations.
“Preparing students for successful career outcomes is a primary goal of St. Thomas Aquinas College,” commented Vin Crapanzano, senior vice president for enrollment management. “The growing opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics represent the growing demands of our society. We’re proud to be included in this prestigious list of institutions.”
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BEAU MONDE GUITARS PARTNERS WITH STAC
TO KICKOFF THE SEASON OF GIVING WITH AN AUTISM AWARENESS BENEFIT
Beau Monde Guitars, a local music shop, is partnering with St. Thomas Aquinas public relations students to host its inaugural “Jam Shop Open House” on This free event-complete with music demonstrations, family fun activities, and food-will raise money for Autism Speaks, a cause that shop owners Lou Bottone and Harry Jacovou are personally connected to.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE STUDENTS AND FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN NYS FEDERATION OF CHAPTERS OF THE COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
St. Thomas Aquinas College School of Education students and faculty participated in the New York State Federation of Chapters of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual conference in Syracuse on November 1, 2014. The Council for Exceptional Children is a national organization which works to improve the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. The state conference attracts educators and students from across the state.
At this year’s convention Joseph Gilson (Master of Science in Education, Special Education) and Vincent Marinelli (Master of Science in Teaching, Childhood and Special Education) presented.
"Our students did an amazing job sharing their knowledge and experiences with other educators from across the state, and I'm proud to have them representing St. Thomas Aquinas College,” commented Dr. Regine Rossi, visiting instructor of education.