New Rochelle, NY (January, 2011). February is Black History Month and each year the Office of Student Development at Iona College pays tribute to it with a variety of on-campus offerings. This year, the group has joined forces with the Iona Council on the Arts to present the following events:
On Tuesday, February 1 at noon, there will be an opening ceremony, featuring "King's Dream", a live performance and multi-media presentation by Key Arts Productions which offers a an inspiring tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It will be held in the LaPenta Student Union End Zone. Join in celebrating King's legacy and his vision of tolerance, diversity and peace!
Also opening that day will be a gallery exhibition in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery. New Rochelle curator and artist Peridot Smith brings together a group of male and female artists of varying ages and media whose work speaks to the question of the black experience. The opening reception will take place Sunday, February 6, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm and there will be a Curator's Gallery Tour, on Thursday, February 10 at noon.Read more
The New Rochelle Board of Education has postponed its meeting scheduled for tonight at the Jefferson School due to the weather.
The meeting will take place next week - same day, same time, same location.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Iona College men's basketball team has been selected to play the Big South's Liberty University in the 2011 ESPN BracketBusters game on Saturday, Feb. 19. The Gaels will travel to Lynchburg, VA to face the Flames in a televised matchup on ESPNU at 3:00 pm.
Iona earns its third televised contest in the six years it has participated in the event. It is the first road TV game for the Gaels in the series after previously defeating Buffalo in 2006 and William & Mary last year at the Hynes Center.
Iona and Liberty meet for the second time in history after an 84-68 Gael win at the Hynes Center on Dec. 20, 1997. The victory was the third in the stretch of 15 straight during the season. Liberty is the first Big South opponent for the Maroon & Gold since it opened the 2006-07 campaign against Winthrop in the NIT Season Tip-Off in Charlotte, NC. Iona is 2-2 all time vs. the Big South including the win over the Flames.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Iona College men's basketball team suffered its second straight two-point loss in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest vs. Rider at the Hynes Center tonight. The Broncs (15-7, 7-3 MAAC) withstood a late Gael (13-8, 7-3 MAAC) charge and evened themselves in the MAAC standings with the 61-59 win.
Iona led by as many as 10 points in the first half when senior Rashon Dwight (Newark, NJ) converted two free throws at the 3:03 mark. The Gaels built the lead with the help of a 9-1 run midway through the half highlighted by two three-pointers by sophomore Kyle Smyth (River Edge, NJ) and a third by junior Jermel Jenkins (Union, NJ). Dwight's free throws would be the last points Iona scored in the half as Rider cut the deficit to six at the break and held Iona without a field goal over the last four-plus minutes of the frame.Read more
Back on December 12th, a woman named Andrea Hoffman tweeted about a planned appearance at Monroe College to promote her book Black is the New Green, Marketing to Affluent African Americans. Noticing the tweet, I contacted her offering to promote her event.
you tweeted that you were coming to speak in New Rochelle.
Please send details and we will promote it.
Thanks for the note. Myself and my co-author will be speaking about our book. Here is the website.
There were no details about the event on the web site she sent. After poking around, I gave up and wrote her again.
I am aware that you will be speaking --- I need date, time, loc, etc.
New Rochelle's Talk of the Sound
New Rochelle, NY (January 2011) Iona College’s Education Department is presenting two award-winning documentaries about the purpose of American education which explore possible options for improvement. The screenings are free of charge.
The first is the documentary, Race to Nowhere, which will be screened at 5 PM, Tuesday, January 25 at the college’s Christopher J. Murphy auditorium and will be followed by a panel discussion. The film points to the silent epidemic in the nation’s schools where cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.Read more
As predicted more than a year by Talk of the Sound, New Rochelle has no events planned to mark January 24, 2011, the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Court's landmark decision in Taylor v. New Rochelle Board of Education in which Judge Irving Kaufman found that the New Rochelle Board of Education has engaged in "de facto" racial segregation and ordered the desegregation of the Lincoln Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY.
Why are we not surprised?Read more