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ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE WELCOMES JENNIFER HAWK AS VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY

posted Apr 14, 2014, 12:20 PM by STAC News   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 12:20 PM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College has appointed Jennifer Hawk as visiting assistant professor of chemistry announced Dr. Robert Murray, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.

Hawk (Haverstraw, NY), originally from Copley (OH), received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and physics from Hillsdale College (MI) and is a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry from Duke University (NC). Her thesis topic focuses on developing new hybrid metallo-supramolecular polymer materials with self healing characteristics
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ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE TO HOST 2014 HONORS CONVOCATION

posted Apr 2, 2014, 10:47 AM by STAC News   [ updated Apr 2, 2014, 10:49 AM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College will be hosting its annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 10, 2014, to induct several students into various honors societies as well as recognize those named to the Dean’s List. The event will take place in Aquinas Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Margaret “Peggy” Smyth, vice president of finance for Con Edison, will be the Convocation speaker as well as the recipient of the honorary doctor of commercial science degree. Reverend Louis E. Sanders, senior pastor of the St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church in Sparkill, New York, and the chaplain for the Sparkill Fire Department, will receive the honorary doctor of humane letters degree, and Jacques Tortoroli, executive vice president of financial operations for Viacom, Inc. and executive vice president and chief financial officer for Viacom Media Networks, will receive the honorary doctor of commercial science degree.

STAC OFFERS FORENSIC SCIENCE SUMMER PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

posted Mar 31, 2014, 9:11 AM by STAC News   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 6:23 AM by Danielle Kobryn ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College will be offering a premier science/math enrichment program July 21-25, 9:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. daily, for students who will be entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in September 2014.  

This year’s program will focus on forensic science investigations.  Students will have the opportunity to analyze soil, hair and fiber samples, blood splatter patterns, fingerprints, and more.

A limited number of students can be accepted so parents are urged to apply as early as possible. Program cost is $400 ($350 for early bird registration before April 15th).

For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.stac.edu/summerforensicscience/ or contact at sreynold@stac.edu.

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ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION BY THE COLLEGE DATABASE

posted Mar 19, 2014, 6:01 AM by STAC News   [ updated Mar 19, 2014, 6:05 AM ]

St. Thomas Aquinas College was recently named a top college for teacher education by The College Database, the most current and comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The College Database has named its top colleges in the state for teacher education. The new list entitled "Top Colleges in New York: Shaping the Next Generation," highlights the post-secondary institutions in the state that produced the most education graduates during the 2012 school year.

To be identified as one of The College Database’s top colleges, institutions must be fully accredited, four-year, not-for-profit colleges in the U.S. with a minimum of ten graduates from education or teaching programs.

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE NAMES MONICA WENDEL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPOSITION AND CREATIVE WRITING

posted Mar 12, 2014, 5:41 PM by STAC News   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 11:34 AM ]

"Professor Wendel is a prolific writer who also happens to be an excellent writing teacher to students at all levels,” said Murray.  “An acclaimed poet, she brings lots of enthusiasm to our already strong program in creative writing."

 

Wendel (pictured) joined the St. Thomas Aquinas College community in September 2010 as an adjunct professor and transitioned to visiting professor in 2011. She teaches writing courses including Intermediate Composition and Writing about Literary Types. In 2013, she published a poetry manuscript entitled No Apocalypse which was previously named the winner of Georgetown Review Press' poetry manuscript prize.
 

NEW DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION ALLOW FOR MASTERS DEGREE IN FIVE YEARS

posted Mar 5, 2014, 6:16 PM by STAC News   [ updated Mar 5, 2014, 6:18 PM ]

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
 
 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE INTRODUCES NEW MAJOR: BIOCHEMISTRY

posted Mar 3, 2014, 6:00 AM by STAC News

St. 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.

 

"Our 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.

 
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AZARIAN MCCULLOUGH ART GALLERY PRESENTS LANNIE HART EXHIBIT

posted Feb 27, 2014, 10:24 AM by STAC News   [ updated Feb 27, 2014, 10:43 AM ]

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.

 

ART THERAPY CLUB HOSTS LECTURE AND WORKSHOP

posted Feb 25, 2014, 10:54 AM by STAC News   [ updated Feb 25, 2014, 10:55 AM ]

Women Veterans: Beyond Betrayal” presented by Val Sereno, MA, A.T.R.-BC, LCAT
 
Monday, March 3, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Romano Student Alumni Center.
 
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and an experiential workshop will follow the lecture.
The event is free and open to the public.
 

The 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.

 

ED RANDALL TO INTERVIEW MLB’S ROBERT MANFRED JR.

posted Feb 19, 2014, 11:01 AM by STAC News   [ updated Feb 19, 2014, 11:04 AM ]

Monday, March 3, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Sullivan Theatre

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 mmcmanus@stac.edu.

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