CT Program Unveils Spring 2010 Video Productions

These videos were provided and funded by the Communications Technology Program, in conjunction with the Department of Academic Computing and Educational Technology. Without collaboration and support by academic programs and the administration, this service to the campus would not be possible. The Communications Technology Program looks forward to your continued support in the coming academic year.

Honors Recognition Ceremony

The Honors Recognition Ceremony is a celebration for students who have academically excelled at York College. Candidates for honors recognition will receive an invitation from the College President inviting them to participate in this event. Bachelor degrees with honors are conferred in accordance with the following cumulative grade point averages (based on a minimum of 56 credits earned at York College): Cum Laude 3.25-3.49 Magna Cum Laude 3.5-3.74 Summa Cum laude 3.75-4.00 In order to facilitate participation candidates who qualify should take note of the following information. Students who will receive an honors recognition certificate should arrive at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) not later than 5:45 pm to check-in, and receive the identifying card they need to have in order to walk on stage. No one will be seated after the program begins. The Honors Recognition Ceremony is an academic exercise and designed to be a dignified event. The Platform Members will wear academic regalia and Honors Students walking on stage are expected to wear appropriate attire (business-formal). Honors recipients will be seated in the front center section of the PAC. Guests will be seated by event staff. A reception for Honors Students, their guests (maximum two), and faculty and staff participating in the event will be held immediately after the event in the lobby area of the PAC.

"From Bootstraps To Laces": Economic Empowerment Conference

Recession Proofing Ourselves By Re-Energizing Our Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Self-Sufficiency Reclamation Initiative One of the most historic (and controversial) figures in the Black experience is Booker T. Washington, founder of Hampton Institute an historically Black college. Washington advocated Blacks "picking themselves up from their bootstraps" meaning be self-reliant. With Black male unemployment in New York City hovering around 50%, it would seem that Washington's mantra might be useful and timely. As we enter the second decade of the new millenium, Black males may need to discard the long-favored strategy of being "employable" and replace it with a new-millenium strategy that concentrates on being "entrepreneurial." From Bootstraps to Laces is a series dedicated to reawakening the entrepreneurial disposition and providing concrete measures for becoming providers of products and services (i.e., entrepreneurs). The term "Bootstraps" is an hommage of sorts to Washington's philosophy; however, metaphorically speaking, we've gone from the "boot" to the "shoe" and therefore, we've moved from the "strap" to the "lace." The first forum is entitled: Recession Proofing Ourselves by Re-energizing Our Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Self-Sufficiency Reclamation Initiative which will examine: the historic underpinnings of Washington's philosophy; integration's impact on Black-owned businesses and patronage; how the college degree became to be viewed and used as a vehicle for employment, not entrepreneurship; and returning to pre-integration strategies for economic empowerment (e.g., Black Wall Street).

Student Engagement on the Move

In 2009, York College freshmen and seniors participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), a national survey administered by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. How does the York College student experience compare with the experience of students at other colleges and universities across the nation and across CUNY? Much has changed at the college in recent years. In what ways has the York undergraduate experience changed since 2005, the last time York College participated in the NSSE. Professors Adams and Cripps explore these questions and others in a presentation intended to encourage faculty discussion about the York undergraduate experience.

"Rescued" Join President Marcia V. Keizs And Soledad O'brien For An Exclusive Screening.

"Rescued" Join President Marcia V. Keizs And Soledad O'brien For An Exclusive Screening. In Rescued, CNN anchor & special correspondent Soledad O'Brien reports on those left most vulnerable in the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake -- Haiti's remarkably inspiring children. Screening & Panel Discussion with Q&A

2nd International Trade Breakfast

International Trade Breakfast The York College Small Business Development Center cordially invites you to the 2nd International Trade Breakfast with keynote speaker Honorable Gregory Meeks, Congressman 6th Congressional District. Keynote Speaker: Honorable Gregory Meeks Congressman 6th Congressional District Presents: Doubling US Exports: "Global Trade Opportunities for Queens Importers and Exporters" Guest Speaker: Mr. James Foley Director of the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center Presents: "Finding the Best Foreign Markets to Sell and Buy Products" Sponsors: * Queens Chamber of Commerce * JFK Chamber of Commerce * Global Trade & Technology Center * York College

AIDS: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Produced by the York College Health & Phys. Ed Department in association with the Communications Technology Program @ York College.

The Women's Leadership Colloquium

The Women's Leadership Colloquium seeks to inspire leaders to become more consciously aware of their potential in taking leadership roles in educational settings. The concept for the Women's Leadership Colloquium was inspired by a question posed by Daysi Manzano, president of the Women in Aviation Student Chapter of York College, at the recent Fifth Annual CUNY Women's Leadership Conference held at Hunter College. This year, President Keizs was the conference chairperson and the theme was "Civic Engagement: Leadership through Service." President Keizs was particularly intrigued by a question Daysi asked and felt that new areas of concern and interest developed as a result of the dialogue exchanged. The Women's Leadership Colloquium at York College has been developed to continue that discussion with an emphasis on the theme of Struggles in Education. Colloquium discourse will explore how women leaders define perspectives and values while effectively inculcating diversity, leadership, service, spirituality and wellness into work and life. Participants will gain knowledge and have discussions that will help with self-discovery, define potential action plans for the future and inspire service to local and global communities as this relates to struggles in higher education. The goals and objectives are as follows: Goal: The Women's Leadership Colloquium seeks to inspire leaders to become more consciously aware of their potential in taking the LEAD through education. Colloquium discussions will explore how women leaders define perspectives of diversity, leadership, service, spirituality and wellness while incorporating these values into work and life. By drawing on the rich experiences and reflections expressed by the keynote speaker, panelists and student participants, the colloquium will concentrate on women's leadership skill-building as this relates to education. Objective 1: Participants will gain knowledge and engage in discourse that will assist in discovering strategies for taking action and serving others regarding struggles in education. Objective 2: Participants will gain knowledge and will engage in discourse and discussion that will assist in developing strategies for improving higher education for women in local and global communities. Objective 3: Participants will analyze conflict and change that have created transformative communication, resolution strategies and building of collaborative teams.

York College Executive Leadership Breakfast Series featuring Joel L. Klein

York College hosted Joel L. Klein, Chancellor of the New York Department of Education, April 9, 2010.

SEMAA Graduation Ceremony

NASA/ SEMAA @ York College presents "Graduation Ceremony: Celebrating 10 Years and 10,000 Students", March 27, 2010.

Provost Lecture Series with Professor Beth Rosenthal

Title: Psychological Distress among College Students Little is known about the mental health of college students from diverse racial and ethnic groups. The lecture addresses this topic by asking and answering questions such as: * How distressed are diverse college students? * What are the educational and health consequences of distress? * How much do students use counseling to deal with distress? The answers to these questions are based on research conducted with first year students at York College.

Provost Lecture Series with Professor Lidia Gonzalez

Provost Distinguished Lecture Series presents "Teacher Identity And Math for Social Justice" with Professor Lidia Gonzalez, February 24, 2010.

Provost Distuingished Scholars Lecture with Professor Guillermina Girardi

The Provost Distinguished Lecture Series presents "Recurrent Miscarriages: Can We Prevent Fetal Rejection" with Professor Guillermina Girardi, March 22, 2010.

Provost Distinguished Scholars Lecture with Dr. Grenville Draper

The Caribbean Plate is moving eastward with respect to much larger North and South American plates. This movement causes deformation in the rocks at the plate's boundary. The energy stored in the rocks can be released as earthquakes when a slip occurs on any one of the many faults in the region. A few of these earthquakes are very large and potentially catastrophic. Join York College for this Provost Distinguished Scholars Lecture with Dr. Grenville Draper from the Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University.

Professor George White, York College Provost Lecture Series

This presentation examines the life of an African American Chaplain during World War II through an analysis of his mandatory, periodic reports, as well as the letters which he wrote home from 1942 to 1945. By exploring his letters and his Chaplains Reports - both within the context of the oral history interviews with his surviving daughter and charter members of 2nd Baptist Church of Patterson, New Jersey the lecture addresses several themes regarding military veterans of the 1940s.The Lord Has Called Us to a Hard Task: Chaplain Robert Dokes, Black Soldiers, and The Practice of Transgressive Citizenship in World War II.Provost Lecture Series by Professor George White (Dept. of History & Philosophy)

Provost Distinguished Scholars Lecture with Dr. Grenville Draper

The Caribbean Plate is moving eastward with respect to much larger North and South American plates. This movement causes deformation in the rocks at the plate's boundary. The energy stored in the rocks can be released as earthquakes when a slip occurs on any one of the many faults in the region. A few of these earthquakes are very large and potentially catastrophic. Join York College for this Provost Distinguished Scholars Lecture with Dr. Grenville Draper from the Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University.

CETL @ York College Presents Dr. Marcia Seabury

CETL presents Interdisciplinary General Education with Dr. Marcia Seabury, Department of English, University of Hartford, March 18. 2010.

CETL @ York College Presents Cheryl Albers

DOCUMENTING THE SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING THROUGH A COURSE PORTFOLIO CETL Speaker Forum with Dr. Cheryl Albers, Department of Sociology, Buffalo State University

CETL @ York College Presents: Dr. Stephen Preskill

DISCUSSION AS A WAY OF TEACHING CETL Speaker Forum with Dr. Stephen Preskill, Department of Education, Wagner College

CETL @ York College Presents: Writing at York College

Title: Writing at York College/CUNY: Achievements and Challenges. York Colleges Spiral Writing Curriculum was developed to ensure that writing instruction and development remain a shared, college-wide responsibility. In a period of heightened interest in data on program effectiveness and a concern with assessment, it is appropriate for the college community to be aware of the status of writing and of the spiral curriculum. This presentation will introduce newer faculty (and reintroduce veteran faculty) to our spiral curriculum. Drawing together previously published institutional data and newly emerging data on program implementation, this presentation will consider both successes and ongoing challenges of the spiral curriculum. Discussion will follow the presentation. Sponsored by the York College Writing Across the Curriculum Program and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

CETL @ York College Presents: Alison Mostrom

CETL Speaker Forum: presented by Dr. Alison Mostrom, Associate Professor of Biology, University of the Sciences Philadelphia. STUDENT CONSTRUCTION OF CONCEPT MAPS PROVIDES A LEARNING-CENTERED CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

York College CUNY Spring 2010 Convocation

"Leading and Enhancing the Academic Enterprise"

Wellness Festival

Wellness Festival Career Resource Center Workshop about Career Resource Center

First Annual Student Research Day

York College and the Office of Undergraduate Research will host the first annual Student Research Day, a celebration of guided student inquiry across the disciplines. The day will begin with panel presentations in the morning. At noon the mid-day session will begin, highlighted by lunch and a keynote speech by Dr. Ken Furton, Dean of the Arts & Sciences at Florida International University. The late afternoon session will featuring a poster session and short theatre pieces. The evening session will tie in with the annual student research presentations in OT.

Maternal Mortality: A Human Rights Issue

Pregnancy is not a disease. Yet one woman dies every minute and many more face long-term debilitating ill-health as a result of conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth. The vast majority of these deaths are preventable. Maternal mortality is a crucial issue all over the world: Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and the United States. Since 2000, the worlds anti-poverty agenda has been dictated by the Millennium Development Goals -- a set of targets ranging from cutting extreme poverty in half to ensuring universal primary education. Of all the goals, cutting the maternal mortality ratio by 75% has seen by far the least progress, less than 1% per year by the most optimistic estimates.

World AIDS Day 2009: Panel Discussion

York Colleges Health Services Center is collaborated with The Queens HIV CARE Network for World Aids Day 2009

"The Reel" Episode 1

York College Communications Technology Program Presents, "The Reel". We all have our favorite cartoon characters. My favorite character is Batman. Many people are such huge fans of the work of other artist that they decide to take that particular art and make it their own. That's the case with Marvin Escourse. Marvin takes artwork from comics and cartoon characters and recreates them based on his own imagination. He is a fan artist. In his film Govinda Rampersaud(Ram-per-sad) examines this unique yet controversial type of artistry.

"The Reel" Episode 2

York College Communications Technology Program Presents, "The Reel". Usually in America when we think about pundits we think about people of opposing views screaming over each other on cable news. But in the Hindu Religion a Pundit is a spiritual leader who teaches Hindu philosophy and is called on for prayer and counseling. Come with us on a journey to explore Hinduism and Pundits in America today- with director Anil Sukul(Su-Cool). The Reel presents Pundit Purshotam(Pur-Sho- Tum).

"The Reel" Episode 3

York College Communications Technology Program Presents, "The Reel". Picture a city, a metallic city. This city is nestled on a planet far away in the galaxy. Within this city robots and rusted machines fill the streets and overtake our everyday lives. Imagine a villain, a dark and mysterious villain. Who will stop at nothing to destroy this city. Well this is a world that was created by Igors Egg. Rock band Igors's egg merged their love for science fiction and rock music to create a new musical genre called Sci-Fi rock.

"The Reel" Episode 4

York College Communications Technology Program Presents, "The Reel". During his 14 year NBA career Michael Jordan and Nike were responsible for generating 10 billion dollars for the worlds economy. That is an absurd number-but I kid you not. M.J.-and the Sports Apparel juggernaut not only dominated the sports landscape for years with their revolutionary shoe designs and superior marketing. They also spawned a new generation of youngsters who treat their footwear as rare collectors items. They're called "Sneakerheads". To them - owning an exclusive pair of these brands is the ultimate slam dunk. Jarrell Lynch and Brandon Nix help us crossover and understand the sole obsession of someone who loves a fresh pair of "Kicks".

"The Reel" Episode 5

York College Communications Technology Program Presents, "The Reel". Creative expression is manifested in different ways. Wynton Marsalis uses his trumpet, Maya Angelou uses spoken word, Alvin Ailey used movement,and Local artist Choo-Choo decided drawing would be the best medium to communicate his thoughts. Film maker Shannon Munroe joins us to talk about the film he made on the aspiring artist.

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