Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, who will formally be elevated to cardinal on Feb. 18 by Pope Benedict XVI and has served as Archbishop of New York since 2009, will deliver Manhattan College's keynote address at the College's 170th Commencement on Sunday, May 20.
Pictured above: Cardinal-designate Dolan
For the past five years, Manhattan College has worked to expand fair trade to campus as part of the College's commitment to social responsibility and, as a result, will be the first college in New York City to receive Fair Trade College status.
Manhattan College's President Brennan O'Donnell, Ph.D., embarked on a journey to Africa in January to witness the work of Catholic Relief Services.
Pictured above: Brennan O'Donnell is taught how to pick tea during a visit to Busekera Village.
Hear firsthand from Nicole Frechette '06 after a whirlwind tour abroad as she prepares to write her second album, and listen to a demo of her new song, Old Dirt Road.
With the recent debut of James Franco’s film The Broken Tower, M magazine received the inside scoop on how Paul Mariani’s (’62) biography was the inspiration for the film.
Manhattan College is proud to join the world in celebrating Social Media Week Feb. 13-17. Each day of the week, the College is focusing on promoting one of its five social media platforms: Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, Flickr and Facebook. Users who promote awareness and join in contests will have the opportunity to win a variety of giveaways. See below for a full schedule of events:
Monday, Feb. 13: Twitter – Let's try to make #MCSocial a trending topic! Tweet what YOU want to see posted on Manhattan College's social media platforms at http://twitter.com/#!/manhattanedu and include the #MCSocial hashtag.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: YouTube – We're spreading Jasper L.O.V.E. on Valentine's Day! Visit Manhattan College's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/manhattancollege to see a student-produced video of the Ecuador L.O.V.E. winter intercession trip, and stay tuned each week to see L.O.V.E. videos.
Wednesday, Feb. 15: Linkedin - Follow Manhattan College on Linkedin and you (plus a friend) could receive a complimentary ticket to Manhattan College's Financial Services Advisory Council Reception on May 3. A $50 value, the reception is an excellent networking opportunity and a way to connect with some of the best business minds in New York City. A winner will be chosen at random from our connections.
Thursday, Feb. 16: Flickr - Calling all photographers! We're inviting you to add your best photographs of Manhattan College to our Flickr group. We'd like to see people, landscapes, events -- anything that represents the Manhattan College community. Go to www.flickr.com/groups/MCSocial to upload photos. The winner will receive $25 in Jasper Dining Dollars, and the runner-up will receive $15.
Friday, Feb. 17: Facebook - Being a Jasper is all about utilizing the resources of New York. Like us on Facebook and comment about your favorite place in the city. A winner will be chosen at random to receive a prize pack from the bookstore.
New York is one of 12 international cities participating in Social Media Week. Check out http://socialmediaweek.org/newyork/ to get involved and attend events.
On the lower level of Manhattan College's Hayden Hall, an unlikely space comes alive with bright visuals, dynamic sounds and the unique collections of emerging New York City artists.
Beneath the glitz, the glamour and the flashing lights of Broadway is a classroom unique to New York City, where history, economics and sociology come together through spoken word and song.
Pictured above: Students in MUSC 310: History of the Broadway Musical take a trip to the Actors' Equity Association to learn about the economics behind workers unions.
On Feb. 2, Manhattan College hosted its annual Mentor Program Dinner and honored John McDonagh '72, retired managing director of JP Morgan Chase Bank, with the Distinguished Mentor Award.
Jeffrey Pettis, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of religious studies, is sharing nine of his paintings with the Manhattan College community through April 30 in O'Malley Library. Inspired by his interest in religion and psychology and the examination of dreams, Pettis' paintings depict the process of matter-spirit integration. The seven pastel and two acrylic paintings are based on his dissertation, The Sleeper's Dream, which explores this process in ancient Christian movements and the Asclepius healing cult.
Join us in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for our annual pregame gathering as the men's basketball team faces the Siena Saints at the Albany Times Union Center. This year's reception will be held at 5 p.m. at Wolf's 1-11 (formerly Broadway Joe's) at 51 South Pearl St. in Albany, and tip-off is at 7 p.m. The event is $35 per person, which includes the game ticket and a selection of finger foods, two complimentary alcoholic beverages and other refreshments.
Fellow Jaspers are invited to attend Manhattan College's quarterly Alumni Society meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 25. This meeting will highlight new initiatives and branding. The meeting will be held in the Capalbo Room in De La Salle Hall on the 3rd floor.
Bob Fink '57 will host Atlanta-area Jaspers in their annual brunch joined by Tom McCarthy, director of alumni relations, Ainsley Woakes, assistant director of alumni relations, and Pamela Bottge, director of the campaign for the Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons, on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Cherokee Country Club (665 Hightower Trail, Atlanta, Ga.). The reception begins at 12:30 p.m. and the luncheon starts at 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per person.
An alumni-fan reception will be held on Saturday, March 3 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass., during the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Basketball Tournament. Details for the reception will be forthcoming as seeds are placed in the tournament. Fans are encouraged to make the most of the experience and several events, including a Fan Fest at the adjacent convention center, are planned. Springfield, the birthplace of basketball, is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and session passes include admission to the Basketball Hall of Fame, where a special Manhattan exhibit is being displayed.
Alumni, spouses and friends are welcome to join the College on Sunday, March 11 for a pre-luncheon reception at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Jim Connors '57 (3440 Lakemont Drive, Bonita Springs, Fla.). Meet and greet fellow Jaspers and Ainsley Woakes, assistant director of alumni relations.
A brunch buffet will follow at 1 p.m. at Pelican Nest Golf Club (4450 Pelicans Nest Drive, Bonita Springs, Fla.). The cost for this event is $25 per person and advanced registration is required. For more information, contact Ainsley Woakes by phone at (718) 862-7454 or email Ainsley.Woakes@manhattan.edu.
Gulf Coast alumni are invited to a luncheon on Wednesday, March 14 hosted by Neil O'Leary '60 at 12 p.m. at the University Park Country Club (7671 The Park Blvd., Sarasota, Fla.). For more information, contact Neil by phone at (941) 358-7720 or email email@example.com.
All alumni, family and friends are invited to march in the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the world led by the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums and the Gaelic Society, on Saturday, March 17. For general information about the parade, visit https://nycstpatricksparade.org/.
Assembly will start at 11:15 a.m. on West 45th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues, stepping off around 12:00 p.m., and Manhattan will be the first group on the block. Marchers are required to purchase a sash available at the line of march for $5 from the Gaelic Society.
Join us for a special breakfast reception at Club Quarters, (40 West 45th St.) from 10-11:30 a.m. at a cost of $30 per alumni/friend and $15 for students. Pre-registration is required.
Southwest Florida alumni are again welcome to attend a pre-parade gathering hosted by Jim Connors '57 on Friday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at his home and enjoy a hot Irish dinner (3440 Lakemont Drive, Bonita Springs, Fla.). A $20 donation to support this event will be collected at Jim's home. If you're interested in attending, please contact Ainsley Woakes by phone at (718) 862-7454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, come march with other Jaspers in the 34th Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17. The group will meet at St. Ann's Church (475 9th Ave. S. Naples, Fla.) at 10:30 a.m. and step off at 11 a.m. A private reception at the Cove Yacht Club will be held immediately following the parade. For more information, contact Jim Connors '57 by phone at (239) 495-3616 or email email@example.com.
Join the Manhattan College Staten Island regional alumni chapter for a communion breakfast on Sunday, March 18 at Blessed Sacrament Church (1091 Forest Ave.) in Staten Island, N.Y. Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. by Monsignor Peter Finn '60. A communion breakfast will follow at 9 a.m. at the Kings Arms Diner. The cost of the breakfast is $16. Please make all checks out to Manhattan College Alumni Club of Staten Island. Payments can be mailed to 194 Crystal Ave, Staten Island, N.Y., 10302. Please be sure to include your name and contact information.
For more information, please contact Kenneth Toomey '93 at 917-418-7241.
Alumni in the Bergen County, N.J., area are invited to attend a dinner reception on April 26 with President Brennan O'Donnell, Ph.D., and George Skau '59 at the Ramsey Country Club (105 Lakeside Drive, Ramsey, N.J., 07446) at 6:30 p.m. The dinner, which includes a salad, entrée, dessert, two complimentary cocktails and other refreshments, is $40 per person.
For more information, contact Tom McCarthy by phone at (718) 862-7977. Advanced registration is required for this event.
Alumni are invited to several regional receptions to network with fellow alumni and share their Manhattan experience with future Jaspers. The receptions, which are being hosted by Tom Mauriello, vice president of college advancement, and William Bisset, vice president of enrollment management, are free but advanced registration is required.
To R.S.V.P., please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 862-7432.
Boston | March 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Seaport Boston Hotel Lighthouse Level
(1 Seaport Lane, Boston, Mass.)
San Francisco | March 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep Dining Hall
(1055 Ellis Street, San Francisco, Calif.)
Washington, D.C. | April 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John's College High School
(2607 Military Road NW, Chevy Chase, D.C.)
Please join Manhattan College for the 24th annual Jasper Open, which will be held on Monday, May 7 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y. For more information, visit manhattan.edu/jasperopen.
Mark your calendars for Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2012, when Manhattan College welcomes home alumni returning to campus to celebrate the 143rd Alumni Reunion Weekend. Special receptions will be planned for classes ending in either 7 or 2. Visit manhattan.edu/reunion for further information.
To help with reunion efforts and to join your class committee, please call the alumni relations office at (718) 862-7432 or email email@example.com.
Become a regional chapter representative for your area. The alumni office's regional chapter program is designed to strengthen alumni ties to the Manhattan College community offering opportunities for social, recreational, networking and educational programs.
If interested in planning events and participating in a regional chapter in your area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 862-7454.
Many of your fellow Jaspers are currently looking for employment. Are you able to help? Alumni who know of opportunities for full-and part-time jobs at their companies are encouraged to share that information with the career development office. The Center for Career Development continues to offer access to JasperLink, our 24/7 job board and résumé database, as well as inclusion into our Linkedin network of alumni. Your assistance is still needed to enhance these services and make these resources the "go to" place for all alumni. Volunteers are also needed to help others through networking, to act as mentors and to develop contact information for employers.
The Mentor Program provides opportunities for Manhattan College students to gain insight into their intended careers by being paired with professionals, generally Manhattan College alumni in those careers. Students grow educationally, personally and professionally as they learn about responsibilities and employment options within their career path. The Mentor Program is always looking for new mentors in all fields to assist our students, particularly in engineering, business, communications, psychology, medicine and veterinary medicine.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Brother Charles Barbush, FSC, mentor program coordinator, by email Charles.email@example.com or phone (718) 862-7519.
Please consider Manhattan College as you make your charitable gifts. Your support helps provide essential student programs and services that make this Lasallian Catholic educational experience uniquely Manhattan.
Should you have any questions, please contact the development office at (718) 862-7582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have moved recently, have changed jobs or positions or have any other new information to share, please remember to contact the College's office of alumni relations via email at email@example.com.
For Manhattan Monthly-specific questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Cherubini, Ph.D., associate professor of physical education and human performance, presented a series of six workshops titled Running Positive for Life to middle and high school students at the New York Road Runners Youth Community Services 2012 Young Runners Clinic. He discussed tips on mental readiness for running, as well as for all aspects of healthy living with the young runners.
Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, presented with three other college presidents on a recent Catholic Relief Services trip to Africa at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) national convention on Jan. 31.
John Barry Ryan, Ph.D., professorial lecturer of religious studies, discussed The Eucharist at Kahnawake, 1676-1691 on Jan. 6 at the annual meeting of the North American Academy of Liturgy in Montreal.
Claudia Setzer, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, participated in an interfaith panel at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on The Value of Water: Sustaining a Green Planet on Feb. 1.
John Tomer, Ph.D., professor of economics, presented a paper entitled Improving the Standard of Living through Investments in Intangible Capital at the Business and Economics Society International Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand. He also introduced What Causes Obesity? And Why Has It Grown So Much? at a seminar at the school of economics and finance at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
Thomas Twardowski, Ph.D., visiting associate professor of chemical engineering, organized the Eighth Annual SPE Plastic Chemistry Fair at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on Jan. 29.
Welcome New Employees
Manhattan College welcomed four new employees this month including: Ben Boivin, admissions/financial aid counselor; Denise Fox, assistant controller; Arez Garcia, public safety officer; and Alyssa Koob, academic advisor/athletics.
Manhattan College Milestones
Congratulations to all of the following people who celebrated an anniversary in February:
James Abulencia, chemical engineering
Melissa Carrion-Arteaga, physical plant
Elena Mastrangelo, business office
Anne Morrison, provost’s office
Richard McKeown, physical plant
On Feb. 2, the women's basketball team defeated Marist 48-44 in front of 1,274 fans and a national audience on ESPN3.
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The men's basketball team will host the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Saturday, Feb.18 for its 2012 Sears BracketBuster contest. Manhattan will meet the Seahawks for the third time in program history.
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The MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships single-session tickets are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the MassMutual Center Box Office at www.maacachusetts.com or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Noah LeFevre was hired as the senior associate director of athletics at Manhattan College on Jan. 23. A New York City native, LeFevre comes to the Manhattan from the College at Brockport, where he served as athletic director.
For the third straight week, a member of the women's indoor track and field team was selected as MAAC Performer of the Week on Feb. 7. Junior Cara Rostant was chosen after qualifying for the ECAC Championships in two different events at the Giegengack Invitational.
Led by Colin Quirke's victory in the shot put and a pair of second place finishes by Greg Perrier, the Manhattan College men's track and field squad took second as a team at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center on Friday. The Jasper women captured seventh place in the team standings.
On March 11, Diane Haddeland and the Manhattan women's lacrosse program will host a clinic for girls, grades 9-12, at Gaelic Park followed by a 7-vs.-7 tournament.
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