November 2010 NEWSLETTER



Manhattan Announces
Marketing and Identity Initiative

Last month, Manhattan College formally announced that the College has engaged the services of SME, Inc. to conduct the new marketing and identity initiative. The project will provide market insights, benchmarking, an evolved brand identity, a new website, and a new branding campaign for the College.

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Manhattan Community Remembers Brother Leo Michiels, F.S.C.

Brother Leo Michiels, F.S.C., a resident at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J., and beloved chemistry professor at Manhattan College, died peacefully after a lengthy illness on Oct. 9, 2010, at the age of 82.

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Engineering Conference Room Named in Honor of Manhattan Alumnus

Nicholas J. Bartilucci

Nicholas J. Bartilucci ’54, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers (D&B), was honored on Sept. 15 for his lifetime of service, commitment and accomplishment.

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Become a Friend of
Lasallian Link on Facebook

The Christian Brothers Conference, an organization that spreads the Lasallian mission and links the districts in the United States and Toronto, recently launched a new Facebook page to further connect Lasallians and share news more quickly.

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Security Educates the College
During Fire Safety Week

From Oct. 25-29, the offices of safety, security, risk management and residence life, circulated daily fire safety tips and instructions to the Manhattan Community during Fire Safety Week.

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Two Manhattan College
Faculty Pilot CRS Resource

Margaret Groarke, Ph.D., professor of government and director of peace studies, and Cory Blad, Ph.D., professor of sociology and director of urban affairs, are connecting their students to fair trade and economic justice issues through the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Global Solidarity Network.

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Engineering Students Help To Build Playground in Yonkers

Ten civil and environmental engineering students spent two days in September helping to build a playground in Trevor Park in Yonkers, N.Y.

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Former Student Joins the
Jesuit Volunteer Corps

While most college graduates enter the workforce immediately or choose to attend graduate school, Theresa (Grosso) Bashaw ’09 is spending the next year volunteering for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest.

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Manhattan Seeking Alumni Singers To Join in Festival of Lessons and Carols

The Manhattan College Singers seeks alumni who sang in the glee club or choir while they were students to join in the singing at the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols on Dec. 5.

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Visit the Reflections of the Soul Exhibition at the O’Malley Library

Martin Spett's Reflections of the Soul: Oil Paintings of the Holocaust (a series of 23 oil paintings) exhibition are now on display at Manhattan's O’Malley Library until December.

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Elon University Professor and Roma Expert to Speak at Schweitzer Lecture

David Crowe, history and legal history professor at Elon University, will discuss The Jews, the Roma, and the Holocaust: A Comparative Look at the Breadth of Nazi Evil on Monday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium at the third annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture.

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Business School Sponsoring
Seminar Series for Faculty

On Oct. 13, the school of business launched an eight-series seminar for faculty on key industry topics, and there is still time to attend the remaining four seminars in November and December.

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Prantik Kundu ’07 Accepted into
National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program, which enables top science students to receive their doctorate from the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge at an accelerated pace, recently accepted Prantik Kundu ’07 into the program.

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Major Authors Reading Series Hosts Travel Writer on Nov. 9

Award winning travel and nonfiction writer Frank Bures will come to Manhattan on Tuesday, Nov. 9 as part of the Major Authors Reading Series.

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November 2010 BENEFITNEWS -
Individual TIAA-CREF
Counseling Sessions

Human resources will offer individual counseling sessions for faculty and staff during the month of November to allow them to discuss personal financial situations with a TIAA-CREF consultant on a confidential basis.

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Come to the Relay for Life
Kickoff Event

The Relay for Life committee is holding its kickoff event on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Plato’s Cave, on the patio.

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Lois Harr Speaks at
Lasallian Conversation

The first Lasallian Conversation of the year occurred last week and Lois Harr, director of campus ministry, presented "Understanding and Living Lasallian Association Today."

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Two Faculty Members Win
Constitution Quiz

Romeo Pascone, professor of electrical engineering, and Richard FitzPatrick, professor of management, each scored a 20 out of 20 on the contest created in honor of Constitution Day in September.

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Maryland State Boychoir to
Perform at Manhattan

The Maryland State Boychoir will present the Tour Choir in a joint performance with the Manhattan College Singers on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.

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Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

George Kirsch, Ph.D., professor of history and author of Golf in America released the audiobook version of his book in October.

Zella Moore, Psy.D., assistant professor of psychology, recently published the chapter "Acceptance-based Behavioral Therapies and Sport" in the text Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology.

Margaret Toth, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, will be presenting the paper "Visual Media and African-American Modernism" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Atlanta, Ga., (Nov. 5-7), and will present on the MELUS panel (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the U.S.).

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Welcome New Employees

Manhattan College welcomed four new employees this month, including: Nancy Miranda (adult degree completion), Kyle Ochwat (assistant coach for men's lacrosse), Thomas Reilly (O’Mallley Library) and Jason Wingate (operations manager/men's basketball).


Manhattan College Milestones

Gary Dillard, campus security (15 years); Martha Longo, residence life/housekeeping (10 years); Kathleen Creaven, O'Malley Library (five years); and Sharn Simon, O'Malley Library (five years).


Manhattan College Promotions

Congratulations to all those who received promotions including: Tair Azirov, security officer specialist; Kathy Muskopf, director of principle gifts; and Thomas McCarthy, assistant director for annual giving.





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The Class of 1957 Gathers in Riverdale

the class of 1953

Photo courtesy of Bill Steponkus from the class of 1957’s alumni luncheon at the Greentree Restaurant in Riverdale. The photo includes in the back row, left to right: Pat Garvey, B.B.A.; Lou Schmitt, B.C.E.; Frank Raviola, B.S.; John Queenan, B.B.A.; Chuck Dowd, B.E.E.; Ned Reilly, B.B.A.; and Andy Kavanagh, B.A. The front row includes: Bill Steponkus, B.A.; Tom Hickey, B.E.E.; Tim Murphy ’58, B.A.; and Bob Golden, B.E.E.


Last Chance to Register:
Second Ave. Subway Alumni Panel at New York City Club Reception Nov. 4

On Thursday, Nov. 4, join us for a panel discussion of Manhattan College engineers who are currently working on the design and implementation of the New York City Second Avenue Subway.

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Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Eight at Nov. 13 Ceremony

The 2010 Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13.

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Performance and Talk Back with
Author Peter Quinn ’69

The Manhattan College community is invited to attend a special performance of Peter Quinn ’69’s Banished Children of Eve on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8:00 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theater (132 W. 22nd St., New York, N.Y.).

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Old Spice Classic

Join the Manhattan Jaspers men’s basketball team at the 2010 Old Spice Classic Nov. 25-28 Fieldhouse sponsored by HP at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., along with teams from Boston College, California, Georgia, Notre Dame, Temple, Texas A&M and Wisconsin as they battle in the Thanksgiving weekend early season tournament.

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Battle of the Bronx -
Fordham vs. Manhattan

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, Manhattan College travels across the Mosholu to face longtime rival Fordham University for the 103rd meeting of the Jaspers and the Rams.

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Regional Alumni Events

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Become a Mentor at Manhattan

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.

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Alumni Resources

Click here to learn about the great resources available to alumni of Manhattan College. 


Giving to Manhattan

Please support the Fund for Manhattan, our annual fund program, with your gift today. To read more, click here.


Contact Your Alumni Office

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:

Ellen Kiernan, director
(718) 862-7977

Ellie Calabro, alumni relations manager
(718) 862-7432

For questions or comments, please call
college relations at (718) 862-7232 or e-mail



November 2010
1 Feast of all Saints
1 Web Registration for Spring 2011
2 Election Day
3 Staff Convocation
5 Maryland State Boychoir Performance
7 Daylight Savings Time Ends
8 Schweitzer Lecture
10 Horan Lecture
11 Veterans Day
11 Fall Engineering Awareness Day
11 Mentor Meet and Greet
13 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
15 Board Executive Committee Meeting
17 Senate Meeting
25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2010
1 Happy Hanukkah (sundown)
1 Educational Affairs Commission
5 Lessons & Carols, 4:30 p.m.
8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
10 Last day of Classes
16 Board of Trustee Meeting
17 President’s Annual Christmas Party
25 Merry Christmas
26 Kwanzaa (begins)

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Manhattan and Horace Mann High School Host 2010 Mayor’s Cup

Mayor's CupTen of the U.S. and Canada’s best wheelchair basketball teams met in Riverdale in early October to compete for the 10th annual NYC Mayor's Cup Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

The weekend tournament started at Manhattan on Oct. 8 with games being held in both Draddy Gymnasium and Horace Mann High School.

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Manhattan Mourns Passing of
Freddy “Sez”

On Oct. 17, longtime Jaspers fan Fred "Freddy Sez" Schuman died at the age of 85.

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Jaspers Represented at Jimmy V Basketball Classic Dinner Auction

Barry Rohrssen, Manhattan College head men's basketball coach, Patrick Boyle, board of trustees member, and Scott Padgett, assistant coach, attended the 2010 Jimmy V Basketball Classic Dinner Auction on Oct. 13 to show their support for the V Foundation.

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Manhattan Athletics Launches
Junior Jaspers Kids Club

The Manhattan College athletic department has launched the Junior Jaspers Kids Club, a fan club for kids 14 years and younger.

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Manhattan Unveils 2010-2011 JasperVision Basketball Packages

The JasperVision broadcast schedule for the 2010-2011 men's and women's basketball seasons was recently released.

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Manhattan Madness Sights & Sounds

Check out the sights & sounds video feature by clicking here for a sneak preview of the 2010-2011 basketball season.


Behind the Snapshots:
2010 Basketball Photo Day

Check out the behind the scenes video feature from Manhattan men's and women's basketball teams annual photo day on Oct. 11 by clicking here.




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