October 2013



Manhattan College Names Alumnus as the New Vice President for Mission
Brother Jack Curran ’80, FSC, Ph.D., a longtime member of the Manhattan College community and, most recently, vice president for development at Bethlehem University in the Holy Land, returns to the College this month as the new vice president for mission. READ MORE»

Brother Jack Curran


Big Apple Opportunity
Many of the world’s best novels, films and narratives have been set against the backdrop of the Big Apple. A hub of financial, political, educational and cultural opportunity, New York City is the perfect place for Jaspers to begin their own stories, as well. READ MORE»

Big Opportunities

On Campus


College Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy”
Marking 50 years since the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) published the “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,” Manhattan College celebrates the anniversary of the document from Oct. 20-23 to reflect on the transformation and renewal of liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church. READ MORE»




AAC&U President, Faculty Deliberate on Educational Innovations for the 21st Century
Some 200 faculty members, trustees and administrators gathered in Smith Auditorium for a special collegewide faculty meeting featuring Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) President Carol Geary Schneider, Ph.D. Her talk, Give Students a Compass: Liberal Learning, Educational Innovations, and the Global Commons, examined the educational practices to best prepare students for 21st century challenges. READ MORE»


Carol Geary Schneider


Manhattan College To Host Annual Engineering Awareness Day on Nov. 11
Manhattan College invites high school juniors and seniors to attend its annual Engineering Awareness Day on Monday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Smith Auditorium and Leo Hall. The event is a unique opportunity for prospective students interested in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to learn more about career paths and the College’s various engineering programs. READ MORE»



2012 Jaspers Recognized For Success in Classroom
The Manhattan College softball team has been recognized with a pair of academic awards by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The Jaspers ranked 21st overall in team GPA for the 2012-13 academic year, and 10 players were named to the NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team. READ MORE»


National Fastpitch Coaches


Modena, Rojeras: Student-Athletes of the Month
Freshman Erica Modena (women's soccer) and senior Mikael Rojeras (cross country) were named the Manhattan College Student-Athletes of the Month for the month of September. READ MORE»


National Fastpitch Coaches


Open House Alumni Brunch Sunday, Oct. 27

The Alumni Relations office and President Brennan O'Donnell cordially invite you to attend our annual Open House Mass and Alumni Brunch, a special event for families with prospective students. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers followed by brunch at 10:30 a.m. in Dante's Den. At 12 p.m., a welcome address will be made in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. Advance registration is required. REGISTER»

Open House

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 2
The Alumni Society of Manhattan College cordially invites you to attend the 35th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This year's inductees include: Thomas Blackburne '74 (swimming), Durelle Brown '01 (men's basketball), William G. Clancy Jr. '63, M.D. (track), James P. Harrington '51 (track & field), Dahlia Henry-Tett '96 (track & field), Thomas Lindgren '78 (men's soccer), Charles M. Mahoney '75 (men's basketball), and Edward E. Walsh '70 (track & field). READ MORE»


To register, visit: connect.manhattan.edu/halloffame
Robert La Blanc

Alumni Pregame Reception Manhattan vs. La Salle
As Manhattan College men's basketball opens the season at La Salle on Saturday, Nov. 9, Philadelphia-based Jaspers are invited to gather for a pregame reception. The event will begin at noon in the Benilde Lobby (La Salle University, West Campus). The $40 registration fee includes food, drinks (beer and wine) and a ticket to the game. REGISTER»



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