JASPER JOTTINGS Week 27 - 2009 July 05

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College




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POSITRACTION: Honest is as honest does


Restaurant gets money back, despite cabbie
$5,000 | Woman finds it, tells driver — night gets ‘interesting’
June 14, 2009

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The bag Ginny Narsete found on the back seat of the taxi bore the logo of a Mexican restaurant, but the contents “didn’t feel like a taco,” she said.

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… she didn’t even consider keeping the money. She told the driver what she had found and asked him to take her to a police station so she could turn over the cash. But she said the cabdriver began acting strangely, insisting that the money should be taken to a cab stand, and drove Narsete around and around, running up the fare. “He wouldn’t let me out of the car,” Narsete said.

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[JR: I love happy endings. Bet the taxi driver was sorely tempted. Sigh, finding cash, big temptation. Hope that I only find little amounts. Not sure I'm as "good" as this lady.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 28 2009 12:37 PM

JNews: Bell, K. Nicole [MC????] and Vitelli, Robert [MC1997] honored


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2008 Awardees

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain


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K. Nicole Bell
Owner – Cosmetic & Laser Dental Studio, PLLC

Nicole Bell is the sole owner of a specialty dental practice with three locations in the New York area and takes pride in her pursuit to restore smiles with a holistic and conservative approach. The three locations include: Freeport, Rockville Centre and midtown Manhattan. Each location is unique, but its style of service and dedication to treatment remains the same. Dr. Bell is a cosmetic dentist certified to treat with lasers and performs many procedures without the use of a drill or anesthetics. She also has extensive training in advanced surgical and implantology. She is an attending doctor at Catholic Medical Centers hospitals where she is also credentialed to administer O.R. cases.

The Rockville Centre office offers dental spa services using specialized sedation techniques and relaxation methods and integrates traditional and non-traditional dental and spa treatments for the ultimate experience. Some of the amenities include virtual reality eyewear; beverages, cordials; Starbucks coffee; temple massage; reflexology and more.

Dr. Bell is a Long Island native and graduate of Baldwin High School. She attended Manhattan College on a full scholarship and earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at Meharry Medical College with full honors. In 2002, she completed a general practice residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, where she developed her specialty training. It was then that she decided to work closely with the special needs population, whose medical conditions and medications require knowledge in sedating drug interactions and behavioral management techniques. Dr. Bell has established a non-profit organization, The Global Healing Foundation, which will donate medical and dental services locally and abroad, beginning its missions in India in 2009.

She serves as Director of the Nassau County Dental Society, is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association and the Meharry Alumni Association. She is a member of Long Island Elite, Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. Theta Iota Omega chapter of Nassau County, and the Suffolk County Forensic Dental Society. Dr. Bell volunteers her time to a host of charities including Give Kids a Smile.

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Robert Vitelli
Director of Development – Long Island Gay & Lesbian Youth

Since 2001, Robert Vitelli has been the Director of Development for Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing homophobia as a social problem to create a safer and healthier Long Island for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) youth, as well as its affiliate partner agencies – the Long Island Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (The Center), and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE Long Island).

Vitelli has led significant program development efforts to expand LIGALY’s work with local schools and has participated in numerous advocacy efforts on the local and state-wide level to increase statewide funding for GLBT services. He developed LIGALY’s Safe Schools Initiative, a comprehensive effort to address homophobia-related harassment and bullying in schools; the National Coming-Out Day School Awareness Campaign implemented in 35 Long Island high schools with more than 30,000 student and educator participants; the Long Island Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network to help youth and educators start more than 40 gay-straight alliance clubs as after-school programs dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for GLBT youth and their friends; and has organized teachers and administrators with the Long Island Gay-Straight Educators Association (LIGSEA) to develop strategies for institutional change within schools. Vitelli’s contributions to creating safer schools for GLBT youth culminated in an academic work included in Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia, co-authored with an educator from a local middle school, which shares his challenges and successes in supporting GLBT youth in schools as a tool for other educators and activists.

He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Long Island Chapter, an associate adjunct professor at Nassau Community College in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and has worked with the Interfaith Nutritional Network and the Special Olympics. He received his bachelor of science degree from Manhattan College in 1997 and his M.A. from New York University in 2000. Vitelli also devoted a year as an AmeriCorps National Service volunteer in an after-school tutoring center for under-privileged youth in Oakland, California.

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Bell, K. Nicole [MC????]

Vitelli, Robert [MC1997]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 28 2009 1:37 PM

MNews: Incoming student has interesting expectations.


373 graduate Clarkstown North
By Jenna Carlesso
June 27, 2009

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While some were eager for a taste of college athletics and academics, others said they hope to enjoy the simpler things this fall.

“Foremost, I’m looking forward to the free meals and the air conditioning,” said Daniel Culwell, who will attend Manhattan College. “North doesn’t have air conditioning.”

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[JR: This made me laugh! Hope he's not disappointed. "Free meals"? Probably the most expensive ones in his life. imho!]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 28 2009 3:37 PM

JEMAIL: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) has a better test for health care


Your proposal to the Obama Administration to fix Medicare and Medicaid first as a test of their ability to provide Nationalized Health Care is a good one. However, I suggest a much simpler test of the ability and intentions of any politician who would vote for Nationalized Health Care, or would even suggest that we support such a plan. Simply call your legislator and ask him/her for a yes or no response to the following question – “If this Nationalized Health Care Program is so good, would you be willing to sign a contract right now to abandon whatever congressional health care benefits that you and your family now enjoy, and instead be covered by only the same Nationalized Health Care plan you would impose on the American public?” There answer, if you could get them to offer one, would speak volumes of their real intentions. Further, their refusal to answer would be even more telling. We need a nationwide phone campaign to pose this question to all politicians, in order to clearly show everyone how the gooferment and the useful idiots in their state-supporting media are continuing to con Boobus America.

Lou Apoldo
BCE ‘63

[JR: You're right. Your test is much simpler! And, just as telling.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jun 28 2009 5:05 PM

JObit: Petrow, Kenneth Michael [MC1981]


Kenneth Michael Petrow

PETROW, Kenneth Michael Kenneth Michael Petrow, 50, beloved husband of Angela Boni Petrow and devoted father of Emily and Elizabeth Petrow, passed away on Thursday, (June 25, 2009) after living with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease for 18 years. In addition to his wife and daughters, he is survived by his mother, Alice Petrow of Astoria, NY; his siblings, Jean DiVincenzo and her husband Frank of Greenwich, Deborah Petrow of Astoria, NY, Stanley Petrow and his wife Olga of Fairfield and Edward Petrow and his wife Joann of Monroe Township, NJ; sister-in-law, Terry Boni and her husband John Hughes of Newfane, VT; brothers-in-law, Rocco Boni of West Hartford and Alex Boni of Manchester and many nieces, nephews and friends. Ken was born in Astoria, NY, graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School and Manhattan College. After graduation, he found his way to Connecticut working as a Sales Representative for Nestlé’s Foods. It was here where he found Angela, the love of his life. The couple married in 1984 and settled in Granby where they would raise their two daughters. After his diagnosis, Ken decided to follow his lifelong passion of writing, by earning a MA in Creative Writing from Wesleyan University. His insightful literary reflections contain recognizable characterizations of friends and family. Kenny was “Cool”. All who met him loved him and were entertained by his famous sense of humor, witty wordsmanship and wisdom. His anecdotes emphasized the joys of family and life itself. His daily courage and determination shine as examples of the power of the human spirit. He was a model of the importance of being present in the moment and enjoying all life has to offer. Most significantly, he lived for his family; adored his wife and daughters, taking joy out of each and every step of their journey together. He will be deeply missed in the lives of all whom he touched. Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, Monday, June 29, 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 30, 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 942 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Kenneth Michael Petrow Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Watkinson School, 180 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. For online condolences please visit www. vincentfuneralhome.com.

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Petrow, Kenneth Michael [MC????]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/kvskc7

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Dear John,

   I believe that Ken is a member of the Class of 1981.

   May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Petrow, Kenneth Michael [MC1981]  

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    * Updated: Tue, Jun 30 2009 8:53 AM

MFound: An MC urban legend?

[JR: Evidently I found something. But some type of barf has lost it. Can't find it. This is very upseting. Have to think of how this happened.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jun 29 2009 10:15 PM

JFound: Johnston, Ken [MC1964] does a podcast episode


June 30th: It’s All About the Reference Frames
Podcaster: Kenneth Johnston
Organization: United States Naval Observatory

Description: We’re all used to finding directions here on Earth. We orient ourselves based on our local experience of “up-down”, “left-right”, “front-back”. But how do you orient yourself in space? You need a reference frame, and the most precise reference frame we know is provided by the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Bio: Dr. Kenneth Johnston was born in New York City. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1964 from Manhattan College and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Georgetown University in 1969.

While at Georgetown, he was a summer student at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), then a Postdoctoral Associate at NRL in the Radio Astronomy Branch of the Astronomy and Atmospheric Physics Division from 1969 through 1971. Dr. Johnston formally joined this branch in 1971 as a radio astronomer.

In 1980, Dr. Johnston became the Branch Head of the Radio and IR Astronomy Branch at NRL. He developed a program that applied interferometric techniques for high resolution imaging at optical and radio wavelengths.

In 1993, Dr. Johnston became the Scientific Director for the U.S. Naval Observatory. He is responsible for the scientific oversight of the precise time, time interval, and astrometry programs, developing the first imaging optical interferometer, the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI) located at Flagstaff, AZ.

He is at present developing the areas of radio and optical interferometry for astrometric and imaging applications with both ground and space instruments.

Today’s sponsor: This episode of “365 Days of Astronomy” is sponsored by Professor Astronomy, a blog chronicling the day-to-day life and thoughts of a research astronomer, online at blog.professorastronomy.com. Professor Astronomy, wishing a very happy anniversary to Mrs. Astronomy.


Hello, I’m Dr. Ken Johnston, Scientific Director of the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.

A character in a popular movie from the mid-1980’s once said “No matter where you go, there you are”. The ability to determine where “there” is describes a uniquely human trait that has allowed us to explore and inhabit not only nearly every niche of our home planet, but to also leave footprints on our nearest celestial neighbor and send robot emissaries to other worlds in our solar system.

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So, next time you make a trip across town in your car using GPS or navigate your way through the jumble of rings and moons around a distant planet like Saturn, thank the stars. They’re still the best guides to steer by.

365 Days of Astronomy


The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the New Media Working Group of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Audio post-production by Preston Gibson. Bandwidth donated by libsyn.com and wizzard media. Web design by Clockwork Active Media Systems. You may reproduce and distribute this audio for non-commercial purposes. Please consider supporting the podcast with a few dollars (or Euros!). Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org. Until tomorrow…goodbye.

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Johnston, Ken [MC1964]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 30 2009 8:55 AM

JFound: Clancy, William G. Jr. [MC1963] Inducted into AOSSM HOF


ACL Repair Creator William G. Clancy, Jr., MD Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

William G. Clancy, Jr., MD, creator of the most common technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (http://www.sportsmed.org) (AOSSM) Hall of Fame during its Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, July 9th-12th.

Keystone, CO (Vocus) June 30, 2009 — William G. Clancy, Jr., MD, creator of the most common technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (http://www.sportsmed.org) (AOSSM) Hall of Fame during its Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, July 9th-12th. This prestigious award is given annually to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the world of sports medicine.

Last year, Dr. Clancy became the 35th recipient of AOSSM’s Robert E. Leach, MD, Mr. Sports Medicine Award, one of its highest honors. AOSSM has also honored him with the George D. Rovere Excellence in Education Award in 1997. He served as AOSSM President from 1999-2000 and will be the upcoming Godfather of the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship in 2010.

In 1974, Dr. Clancy was recruited by the University of Wisconsin to develop a sports medicine program; the only one of its kind at a major university and a model for future sports medicine programs around the country. While at the University of Wisconsin, he invented and perfected the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction procedures, which are used by virtually all knee surgeons throughout the world today. The vast majority of NFL, NBA and NHL players requiring surgery for their ACL tears have had the “Clancy Procedure.” His most recent work has clearly documented the bony landmarks of the ACL insertions.

Dr Clancy’s educational highlights include graduating with honors in 1963, from Manhattan College, where he received the prestigious Jasper Award for academics and athletics and was a gold and bronze medal winner in the Central States Track and Field Championships. Dr. Clancy graduated from Downstate (SUNY) College of Medicine in 1967. He completed his orthopaedic residency in 1972 at Columbia University’s St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. For the following two years, he served as a lieutenant commander at the United States Naval Academy, where he was chief of orthopaedic surgery and the head team physician for all the U.S. Naval Academy athletic teams. In 1989 he joined with Dr. James R. Andrews to help develop the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL. He has served as Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia and the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Dr. Clancy currently provides orthopaedic surgery services to patients at the renowned Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center at St. Vincent’s Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Clancy has also served on editorial boards of numerous sports medicine journals and was the Clinical Symposium Editor of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and has also served on its Board of Trustees. He has also been the Presidential Guest Speaker for a number of sports medicine and orthopedic associations worldwide including Spain, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan. He has published hundreds of papers in scientific journals around the world.

His other sports medicine accomplishments include service as team orthopaedist for the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S.A. Hockey Team at the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid and the U.S. Ski Team Nordic at the Olympic Games in 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; head team physician for the U.S.A. Hockey Team at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway; medical director for the U.S. Ski Nordic Jumping Team from 1976-1989; chief medical officer for U.S.A. Hockey from 1989-1994. Dr. Clancy currently serves as co-medical director for the LPGA Tour and is a Fellowship Director and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Clancy and his wife, Kathy, live in Birmingham, Alabama. He has three children and three grandchildren

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international orthopaedic sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

For more information, please contact either AOSSM Director of Communications Lisa Weisenberger at 847/292-4900, or e-mail her at lisa (at) aossm (dot) org. You can also visit the AOSSM Web site at www.sportsmed.org.

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Contact Information Lisa Weisenberger American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine http://www.sportsmed.org 847-292-4900

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Clancy, William G. Jr. [MC1963]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 30 2009 11:37 AM

JHQ: Summer Literacy Institute is opening event


June 30, 2009

Manhattan College And Kingsbridge Heights Community Center Announce Multiyear Collaboration
Summer Literacy Institute is opening event from July 9-12.

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RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College and the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center’s College Directions Program will host a Summer Literacy Institute from July 9-12. It is the opening event in a multiyear collaboration between the Bronx institutions.

The four-day program will provide 15 selected Bronx high school juniors with intensive pre-college academic experiences to take place both on the Manhattan campus and at the community center. It will feature three dynamic, college-level discussions led by Manhattan faculty that are designed to introduce the students to different academic disciplines.

Following the discussions, each student will work in a group led by a writing coach and a student mentor to produce a finished draft of their college application essay by the end of the weekend. Along the way, they will experience aspects of campus life, including dorm rooms, the dining hall, a movie and a barbecue on the Quadrangle, as well as learn about college services such as the counseling center and student financial aid. Their parents are invited to a closing event on Sunday, during which the students’ achievements will be recognized. The whole experience is designed to help young people envision themselves as college students and become better prepared for college life.

The weekend is the start of a program to immerse the students in a challenging, yearlong process as they prepare for college. They will maintain contact with Manhattan during their senior year of high school, taking part in the College’s Common Text Program. In this innovative effort, college faculty select one outstanding book by a contemporary author. All first-year Manhattan College students read the book during their freshmen writing course and can take part in various follow-up events, such as a lecture by the book’s author.

The students have been selected by the College Directions Program, which began recruiting and screening motivated youth during the winter. On June 16, the students and their parents attended an orientation. Each student participates in the program free of charge and will be supported and tracked by College Directions through college acceptance and four years of higher education.

College Directions works to increase the number of Bronx youth who are well-informed about the benefits of a college education and to support them as they move through the application process and into college. The majority of its participants are from low-income households and many are first-generation college students.

Manhattan College has historically advocated for college access for disadvantaged and minority students. Today, approximately 30 percent of the College’s undergraduates are first-generation college students.

The Summer Literacy Institute is made possible by a major grant from The Teagle Foundation for $240,000 over three years to be shared by both organizations. The project is one of ten in the tri-state area being funded by Teagle’s College Community Connections Program.

For more information, please contact Dan Collins, associate professor of English at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7498 or e-mail daniel.collins@manhattan.edu.

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JNews: Schwitter, William F. [MC1941] cited by his granddaughter in the press


IHA’s Schwitter a champion at heart
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Tara Schwitter pondered the question for a while, going silent as she tried to figure out the right answer.

It would have been easy for the Immaculate Heart forward to say her favorite athlete was U.S. National team legend Mia Hamm or Brazilian forward Marta or even someone such as Tiffeny Milbrett, the U.S. forward, who, like Schwitter, manages to score a lot of goals despite being one of the smaller players on the soccer field.

Schwitter rolled a few names around in her head before coming to a decision. Her final answer wasn’t a soccer player at all.

“Bill Schwitter. My grandfather,’’ she said, clearly pleased with her choice.

Like his granddaughter, Bill Schwitter was a two-sport athlete. He excelled in baseball and basketball at Manhattan College and is in the school’s Hall of Fame. He was a good enough in baseball to play a handful of minor league games for the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association in 1941.

“He’s not some famous athlete, but he taught me a lot of what I know about sports,” Schwitter said of her grandfather, who turns 90 on July 5. “The man lives and breathes for sports. There have been countless times where he has told me after a big win or a loss to just have fun. It’s about winning and losing and accolades, but at the end of the day it’s just sports.’’

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As the summer begins, Schwitter already is planning for her life after IHA. Her college choice is coming down to the wire, with William and Mary gaining a slight edge over Colgate after her visit to the Virginia school last week.

Wherever she winds up, expect Schwitter to have an immediate impact, just as she did at IHA.

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Schwitter, William F. [MC1941]

[JR: Obviously he inspired one little girl. Unfortunately, she won't be a Jasper soccer star, but that's OK. She did give us an insight into our fellow alum's achievement, inspiring her. His advice would be good for the overpriced cry baby superstar brats.]

[JR: Interesting note. In looking for the Class Year, (See unlike McEneney, Mike (MC1953) I don't keep this all in my head), I notice that there's no HOF subsite on manhattan dot edu. A big oversight imho. Maybe it's a Marketing or CIS project?]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 30 2009 3:37 PM

MFound: Quote attributed to MC security


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I Wasn’t Always a Security Guard, Y’know

Girl selling at bake sale #1: This is so stupid. No one wants anything.

Security guard: That’s cause you’re doin’ it all wrong.

Girl selling at bake sale #2: Oh yeah? What should we do?

Security guard: Next person that passes, be like “Yo! I got your brownie!” then when they come over, give it to them and be like “Aight, that’s two dollars.”

Manhattan College, The Bronx

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[JR: Maybe I’m losing my sense of humor with my old age. I just don’t get it. Maybe the readership will appreciate it. I don’t remember having security guards when I was at Mp and MC. Maybe that’s old age too. Sigh. Presented FWIW.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 30 2009 6:37 PM

MNews: Joe Ryan, sprints coach at Manhattan College, makes news


Aliann Pompey Early Starter for Cork City Sports

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

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One of the world’s leading 400m runners, Aliann Pompey from Guyana, the former Commonwealth champion, arrives in Cork today and will be the first overseas athlete to settle into the southern capital in preparation for the 58th, Cork City Sports on next Saturday.

Pompey, an impressive winner of the 400m last year in Cork, showed her current well being by defeating a strong international field in Sofia over the weekend in a fast 51.31, despite windy conditions. With Clora Williams of Jamaica, Latosha Wallace(USA), Barbara Petrahn from Hungary also in the one lap field, Pompey will need to be at her best again to post back to back wins in Cork. She has a best of 50.93.

She is coached by Joe Ryan, sprints coach at Manhattan College, who is the holder of seven Irish sprint titles, as well as Irish records over 100m and 200m.

Marian Andrews (Togher A.C) will carry Cork’s hopes in the event.

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[JR: I don't understand how stuff is organized. But it's nice to see Jaspers making their mark.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jun 30 2009 9:37 PM

JFound: Abulencia, James P. [MC????] publishes


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DUBLIN, Jul 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) —-Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4127c7/fluid_flow_for_the) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd’s new report “Fluid Flow for the Practicing Chemical Engineer” to their offering.

This book teaches the fundamentals of fluid flow by including both theory and the applications of fluid flow in chemical engineering. It puts fluid flow in the context of other transport phenomena such as mass transfer and heat transfer, while covering the basics, from elementary flow mechanics to the law of conservation. The book then examines the applications of fluid flow, from laminar flow to filtration and ventilization. It closes with a discussion of special topics related to fluid flow, including environmental concerns and the economic reality of fluid flow applications.


James P. Abulencia is an Assistant Professor at Manhattan College. He received his BS degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College, and his PhD in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to teaching fluid flow, his research interests include the role of shear stress in blood thrombus formation, the gene regulation of chondrocytes, and tissue engineering strategies of osteochondral tissue.

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Abulencia, James P. [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 1 2009 8:03 AM

MFound: A Jasper loose in LV?


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The flight back has been really enjoyable so far, I got lucky to snag the last seat in 1st class for about 1/3 it’s normal price =) RUN GOOOD … and I played poker on the plane for a few hours picking up about 5-6k. Not a bad flight imo! Landing soon…I plan on grinding Sunday tournaments today with my roomies and my buddy from Manhattan College who is in town to play a couple events as well. ttyl

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[JR: Hmmm, let's inventory all Jaspers in LV.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 1 2009 1:55 PM

JUpdate: “anniecm” (MC2008) on Twitter

Just added myself to http://alumtweet.com – Nutley High School ‘04 and Manhattan College ‘08

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   * Name annie

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   * Bio I tweet about politics, music, my life, and misc. other things.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 1 2009 3:38 PM

JUpdate: Raccioppo, Nick (MC1971) retired but raring to work

Nick Raccioppo ‘71, retired after 32 years at IBM. He’s enjoing retirement, but available for work!

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 1 2009 9:35 PM

MNews: One writer thinks MC residences are ugly


Parking issues stem from bad city planning

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And if you want to see what the development patterns resulting from the zoning requirements proposed in 3 and 4 would look like, take a look at some of the blindingly ugly residential buildings housing Manhattan College students on Riverdale and Cambridge south of 235th Street and the Yonkerslike parking wasteland fronting the Skyview shopping center.

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[JR: About all he left out was "and your mother dresses you funny!". Planning. In the socialist pepuls replik of new york. Maybe the powers that be should turn MC into a casino with a welfare hotel. There hasn't been anything that MC could do to please anyone. (Now you know why I'm not in politics or MC leadership. I'd tell them to stuff it.)]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 2 2009 8:34 AM

MObit: Gordon B. Olson has an MC connection


Dr. Gordon B. Olson

Oct. 19, 1924-June 30, 2009

POSTED: July 4, 2009

Dr. Gordon B. Olson, 84, former Minot State University president, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, during a brief stay in a Minot nursing home.

Gordon was born Oct. 19, 1924, at Almont, the oldest of four children of B.T. and Hulda (Monson) Olson. He attended rural schools in Morton County and graduated from Almont High School. He attended a year at Jamestown College, before enlisting with the U.S. Army during World War II. He honorably served his country in the Pacific Theatre of the war, including the Luzon Campaign in the Philippines. He participated in the Army Specialist Training Program, which trained doctors, dentists and engineers. It was through this program that Gordon attended the University of Alabama, Manhattan College in New York, and Syracuse University in New York.

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[JR: This entry was "eaten" as well.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 2 2009 8:39 AM

JNews: Keelan, James [MC????] Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service


Civilian honored by military

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LAKEHURST — Americans can look at the future and know they are well protected because of civilians like James Keelan who work at Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst.

In a recent ceremony held at the base, Keelan, the Support System Integrated Product Team Maintenance Support Equipment lead for the F-35 Program from 2003- 2008, was presented with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.

The honor was bestowed upon Keelan by Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Costello from the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office in Arlington, Va.

“His team-building skills and keen insights helped forge a strong bond between F-35 support equipment maintainers from the U.S. services, allied partners and the contractor team,” Costello said.

Keelan strengthened the entire logistics posture for the many thousands of next-generation fighter aircraft that will be produced on this $300 billion development and procurement program, Costello added.

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Keelan, a civilian, has worked at Lakehurst since 1987 and is currently assigned as the Participating Acquisition Resource Manager responsible for coordinating all of the government-furnished equipment for Aircraft Launch and Recovery systems on new-construction Navy ships.

Keelan is a graduate of Manhattan College, New York, and is a native of Harriman, N.Y. He presently resides in Freehold Borough with his family.

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Keelan, James [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 2 2009 8:44 AM

JUpdates: Two Jaspers check in

Dianora, Mario (MC1967)

Seebeck, Bill (MC1971)

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 2 2009 1:00 PM

JNews: Kuri, Georges [MC????] has Yonkers Deli 204 New Main St


Deli owner looks to play ball in Yonkers
John Golden
Jul-05-09, 07:00 PM

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When Georges Kuri hung his new business sign over his New Main Street storefront in Yonkers, neighbors noticed. “Kuri’s Ballpark Deli,” it announces. There are baseball-themed sandwiches on the menu – Bush-Leaguer and Bench Warmer and Caught Stealing and Joltin’ Joe and Heavy Hitter among them – but not a ball park in sight in downtown Yonkers.

That only exists now in an architect’s drawings for River Park Center, the mixed-use development off Getty Square planned by Struever Fidelco Cappelli L.L.C. that includes a 6,500-seat minor league stadium directly across Nepperhan Avenue from the deli. The stadium looms in Kuri’s vision for his startup enterprise. Across the busy avenue, shuttered shops along New Main Street stand at the gates to the small-business owner’s field of dreams.

The sign went up about two months before the deli and caterer’s opening in the three-story rental building Kuri owns at 204 New Main St. “People would walk by and knock on the window: ‘Hey, is that ball park really coming? Do you know something we don’t?’” he said last week outside his 1,100-square-foot store.

“This almost in their eyes or their minds legitimized all the talk. People are excited about it in this area.”

All the talk about SFC’s $1.6 billion downtown and waterfront redevelopment and the location of the planned stadium drew Kuri back to his native Yonkers to resume his family’s tradition of enterprise there. After several years in telecommunications sales, most recently at Norcom Solutions in Thornwood, the 32-year-old graduate of Manhattan College decided he “wanted a shot at managing my own business.”

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Kuri, Georges [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 2 2009 10:40 PM

JNews: Hindley, Joanne [MC????] New Assistant Principal Mamaroneck


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New Assistant Principal Hired for Central School

Included in the board’s personnel agenda was the hiring of Joanne Hindley, the new assistant principal for Central School.

Ms. Hindley completed her undergraduate degree in elementary education at SUNY Plattsburgh and her graduate studies at Adelphi University and Manhattan College. She began her teaching experience at PS 138 in the Bronx and worked as a staff developer with the Teacher’s College Writing Project at Columbia University and as an independent literary consultant. She also was one of the founding faculty members of the Manhattan New School and authored the well-known professional book, In The Company of Children.

Ms. Hindley begins with the district on July 1, and there will be numerous opportunities for the Mamaroneck community to get to know her.

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 3 2009 5:15 AM

JHQ: School of Education has new website



The School of Education is committed to the Mission of Manhattan College to provide a contemporary, student centered education that embodies the LaSallian traditions of scholarship, excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice. The additional goal of the School is to prepare self directed, reflective, scholarly professionals dedicated to the highest standards for themselves and those they serve. Professionals are prepared in the fields of Counseling, School Leadership and Special Education.

Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: De La Salle 439

School Leadership
Sr. Remigia Kushner, Ph.D.
Office: Memorial 410

Dual Childhood Sp.Ed.
Elizabeth M. Kosky , Ph.D.
Office: Memorial 431

Graduate Education office number: 718.862.7957

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 3 2009 8:34 PM

JNews: McConney, Epiphany Paige [MC2009] graduates


People in the news:

Published: Friday, Jul. 3, 2009

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Epiphany Paige McConney, of Hollis, received an undergraduate degree this spring from Manhattan College.

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McConney, Epiphany Paige [MC2009]

[JR: Maybe this will put MC on other students' radar. Any press is good press as long as they spell the names right!]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 4 2009 8:42 AM

JNews: Korn, Henry Jr. [MC????] Westchester HOF


Larchmont Power-lifter Tapped for Westchester Sports Hall of Fame
Gazette Reader, posted on July 2, 2009

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World champion power-lifter Robert Herbst of Larchmont is one of four county athletes who will be inducted into the Westchester Sports Hall of Fame in October. The others are: former Stepinac and Providence basketball star Marty Conlon, who went on to a nine-year NBA career; former shot put world record-holder Henry Korn Jr., who starred at Stepinac and Manhattan College; and former White Plains football standout Dean Loucks.

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Korn, while at Stepinac, set the shot put meet record at the Bishop Loughlin Indoor World Games, and then went to Manhattan where he became the indoor world record holder.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 4 2009 12:20 PM

Comment on MFound: Quote attributed to MC security 

By Rich Kaufmann MC'68


Don’t you remember Sam Katz, the security guard who got fired and it sparked a protest demonstratn on the Quad?

That happen during our senior year at the college.

[JR: Nah, I was probably to busy. Work, future wife, bridge, ... oh yeah ... and classes every once in a while. Then there were all the "problem solving" meetings at the various venues -- Leaf, Terminal, and the place on the corner who didn't like injineers (hey any oasis when you're thirsty) ... and of course Firday and Saturday night at the Red Garter in the village. Funny how I don't remember a lot of my college days. High school either.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 1 2009 7:31 PM

ENDNOTE: Jasper Blogger tackles age discrimination

[JR: Read Jasper Blogger Seebeck, Bill (MC1971) and thought we should give a summary of his post as the end note. Read the whole thing!]


What’s With All of This Age Discrimination? Whatever Happened to the Dignity of Labor?

from SEEBECK’s VIEW by WBSeebeck

by Bill Seebeck

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In today’s world, it is money that is the value that counts. If a company can hire you or even two of you at less money than it is paying one older, more “seasoned” person, they will do it in a heartbeat. Then on top of it, they will let the older person go — laid off, fired, whatever you want to call it. The British call it being “made redundant”.

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[JR: As a bitter fat old white man, whose been "made redundant" more times than I like, we have to change society.]

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