NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle will feature “A Gathered Place,” an exhibition of recent work by two Westchester artists, Leslie Madigan and B. Avery Syrig, in the Mooney Center Gallery on the Main Campus in New Rochelle from August 22 through September 15, 2012. The artists’ reception is on Sunday, September 9 from 2 to 4 pm.
Both of these artists—in their own unique and different works--use natural materials to reveal aspects of our identity, place, and history within the natural world.
B. Avery Syrig, who lives and works in Cortlandt Manor, NY and is a graduate of Alfred University, uses natural materials to explore questions relating to our human condition: How are we bound up in our lives? Do these binds help us grow? How do we grow within these structures? Her sculptures are placed within a ‘frame’ and pushed to their outermost points; experimenting with how far we can hold onto and yet defy structure.Read more
A response was filed yesterday with the Westchester County Clerk to the lawsuit filed by James Vincent Bonanno and Vincent James Bonanno alleging that they were defamed, primarily by my reporting on two incidents: the "Bob Cox Sleeps with the Fishes" boat incident and the Orange County home renovation article. For good measure, counterclaims were filed against them.
You can read their complaint here.
You can read the reply I filed here.
These two have tried this sort of thing before:
I am going to go out on a limb here and predict they will have as much success in the New York State Supreme Court as they had with the New Rochelle Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney.
I have to admit this has been fun so far. I can't wait to start filing my discovery motions and getting their bosses under oath in depositions! I am going to especially enjoy deposing Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak, his cabinet and school board members.
If the Bonannos want to dump a lot of money into a losing cause that's fine by me. My goal is to counter that by spending as little money as possible. I am "pro se" in this case, meaning I am representing myself. I fully intend to report out the entire process, step by step, and get a lot of great material out of this for the web site.
I will, however, need to raise some money to pay for things like depositions so expect I will have a legal defense fund in place once things get rolling this fall.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle has just announced a new Advanced Certificate in Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders. This special Advanced Certificate program is designed for teachers, psychologists, and other professionals who have an interest in and who seek additional expertise in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control recently estimated that as many as 1 in 88 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism. “Given the increased number of students identified with autism each year, there is a need for teachers to learn about working with students with autism, and we are trying to meet that need,” says CNR’s Graduate School Dean Marie Ribarich.
This 15-credit program, which offers courses such as, Teaching Language and Literacy to Students with Autism and Methods for Positive Behavioral Support, requires completion of a one-semester practicum. It does not lead to NYSED certification.Read more
New Rochelle High School students were recognized with dozens of awards this year from New York State, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Westchester Community College and the Westchester County Board of Legislators/Jandon Foundation.
NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence provide up to $1,500 per year for up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State. This program provides scholarship assistance to outstanding New York State high school graduates. Each year, 8,000 scholarships are awarded - up to 2,000 scholarships of $1,500 and 6,000 scholarships of $500 to top scholars from registered New York State high schools. Awards are based on student grades in certain Regents exams. Recipients can also receive other non-loan student aid, but the total cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Scholarship winners must attend a college or university (SAE’s cannot be used for trade schools) in New York State. Those who do not attend a college or university in New York State forfeit the award.
A complete list of award winners after the jump.Read more
New Rochelle High School Guidance Department is reporting that students have been accepted and plan to matriculate at the following colleges and universities this fall.
Delaware State University
Dominican College of Blauvelt
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY)
Florida International University
Florida Southern College
Franklin and Marshall College
Frostburg State University
Full Sail University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Green Mountain College
Hawaii Pacific University
High Point University
Hunter College of the CUNY
Indiana University at Bloomington
The news concerning the two new Masters programs for Monroe are unsettling. This institution founded in 1933 as essentially an entry level business skills school has come a long way and now we see a college with something over 2,250 or so students, having developed two Masters programs; one an MS and the other, an MBA.
The temptation to discuss its place in the academic community is almost overwhelming, but I can understand and appreciate the feelings that young students from our poorer and middle class populations, wanting, perhaps even needing a higher education. On that note, perhaps the leadership of this small private for profit school will reach develop in accordance with what it has stated.... graduates will master the "challenges and opportunities unique to urban communities around the globe and apply learning and research to make a positive impact."
Well, that is a tad strong for a school currently rated 46.6, and ranked 188th according to the website, State University.Com. You can check this out for yourself --- not so highly regarded academically in New York State and I could not find even a reference or rating for Monroe in the U.S. News and World Report.Read more
New Rochelle High School PTSA officers were installed on June 7th
The incoming officers for 2012-13 will be:Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Michael Haynes, a 6-7 forward from Chicago, IL who signed with the Iona College men’s basketball program for the 2012-13 season, was shot and killed on Thursday evening. He was 22 years old.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Haynes was shot dead while trying to break up a fight over a stolen necklace near his home. Police said he was shot in the wrist, chest and lower back about 5:10 pm in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue. Acquaintances dropped him off at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where he was declared dead about 6:25 pm, the newspaper added.
“The Iona family is devastated with the news on Michael’s passing,” said head coach Tim Cluess. “His passion, energy and excitement for his opportunity this year makes this tragedy even more upsetting. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his family.”Read more