JASPER JOTTINGS Week 39 - 2009 September 27

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



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POSITRACTION: Build your “Noah’s Ark”


Man builds working replica of Noah’s Ark (exact scale given in Bible) in Schagen , Netherlands.

[JR: This may be an internet spoof. But I remember some Brother in grammar school in Math class making us work out the "modern dimensions" of the ark. In English and metric measure. Then we had to find approximations in terms of equivalents. From that I came to the conclusion, Noah was either inspired or delusional. Here's another fellow who's either too. One has to follow one's dreams and inspiration with enthusiasm. Regardless of how it looks. Not everyone gets a Burning Bush or a smackdown on the road to Tarsus. I hope all my challenges are little ones; I'm very sensitive ego-wise. I can hear you laughing now.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 20 2009 12:35 PM

JFound: McEntegart, Bryan Joseph [MC1913 RIP]


Bryan Joseph McEntegart (January 5, 1893—September 30, 1968) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Ogdensburg (1943-1953), Rector of the Catholic University of America (1953-1957), and as Bishop of Brooklyn (1957-1968).


Bryan McEntegart was born in New York City to Patrick and Katherine (née Roe) McEntegart.[1] He studied at Manhattan College, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1913, and then at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers.[1] He was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal John Murphy Farley on September 8, 1917.[2] In 1918 he earned a Master’s degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., with a thesis entitled: “The Care of the Poor in New York in the 17th Century.”[3] He then served as a curate at Sacred Heart Church in New York City until 1923, when he was transferred to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.[4]

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McEntegart, Bryan Joseph [MC1913 RIP]

[JR: This popped as new. So, as a long time cheerleader for Wikipedia, I put in the link to MC alumni.]


[JR: Proving that I can meddle in all sorts of things about MC. LOL, fjohn68]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Sep 20 2009 1:37 PM

JFound: Unidentified Jasper [MC????] remembers serious, well-mannered young …



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Next time students run riot on Fordham Road
Posted by TheYank at 9/21/2009 9:25 AM EDT

I only just came across this story from last Monday. A family in Dundalk, Co. Louth found themselves living in a neighborhood with a large population of students from the local Institute of Technology.

This is what the Daily Star says the McNamee family had to endure:

* parties every weekend;

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   * and, recently, women walking naked up and down the road.

Needless to say that McNamees were ticked off about this. What struck me, however, was the fact that they said that the students had made their residential area “like the Bronx.”

I went to college in the Bronx and I have to say I don’t remember anything like this, probably because the college I attended was for serious, well-mannered young men and women hoping to play a positive role in society.

[JR: That's how I remember it too. What I remember!]

My guess is the McNamees are talking about Fordham’s students. Next door to Fordham is the Bronx Zoo — enough said! However, next time Fordham’s students escape the confines of the zoo the residents might well say that the students had made their neighborhood like Dundalk.

Actually, I doubt Fordham’s students get up to this much anti-social behavior in the neighborhood around the University. And, I know there used to be and probably still is the occasional minor tiff between Manhattan College’s students and the residents of Riverdale. Still, what the McNamees had to endure sounds extreme.

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Fortunately for me and for the residents of Riverdale, NY I lived on campus for the full four years of college. So, my penchant for relaxing by shooting a hockey puck off the fire hydrant in our hallway only disturbed other students, who were equally good at disturbing me.

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[JR: I am shocked --- "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" Captain Renault in Casablanca --- that there was drinking by college students!]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 21 2009 4:37 PM

JFound: Kearney, Kevin [MC1974]


Kearney, Kevin [MC????]

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Kevin M. Kearney is a partner in the Brooklyn law firm of Wingate, Kearney & Cullen, which for over 100 years has represented religious and not-for-profit organizations.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Kearney is a director of Mutual of America Investment Corporation and serves as chairman of its Audit Committee.

He is also a director of Concern Worldwide U.S, and has traveled extensively with Concern to the neediest countries.

Kearney, who holds degrees in philosophy from Manhattan College, and a Doctor of Law from St. John’s University School of Law, has lectured at Fordham University Center for Non Public Education.

He has served on the New York State Interfaith Commission on Landmarking of Religious Properties and the New York State Council of Catholic Bishops Legal Advisory Commission.

An avid runner who has completed 12 marathons, Kearney resides in Belle Harbor, New York with his wife, Mary Beth, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pediatric Cardiology at Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, New Hyde Park, New York, and their children, Christine, Elisa and Sean.

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Dear John,

   Kevin is a member of the Class of 1974 and a member of a great Manhattan College Family. His Father and his two brothers are Jaspers as well.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kearney, Kevin [MC1974]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 21 2009 4:45 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Sep 22 2009 7:35 PM

JFound: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] mourns a friend


Remembering Danny The Real Jazz

Peter Quinn remembers Daniel Cassidy, the author of “How the Irish Invented Slang,” as “a deeply spiritual man of passionate intensity and resonant laughter … a social visionary filled with savage indignation against snobbery, pretense, arrogance …”

By PETER QUINN IrishCentral.com Staff Writer Published Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 1:07 AM Updated Thursday, July 23, 2009, 5:47 PM

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On behalf of myself and Irish-American writers and artists, I’m here to talk about a truly great human being, our dear friend, Danny Cassidy. But let me begin long ago and far away, over forty years ago, when I was a freshman at Manhattan College in the Bronx. (And anyone interested in finding out how a college named Manhattan wound up in the Bronx should see me later.)

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Daniel Cassidy died on October 11, 2008 at his home in San Francisco.  Peter Quinn gave the above eulogy at the funeral service in St. Paul’s Church, San Francisco, on October 21.

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Quinn, Peter [MC????]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of 1969.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Quinn, Peter [MC1969]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 21 2009 5:00 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Sep 22 2009 7:35 PM

JNews: Heaton, Michael [MC????]


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Every weekday, Michael Heaton, 21, sips coffee brewed by his mother, then makes the three-hour, 140-mile round trip commute to work in White Plains. He comes home for a dinner prepared by his mother.

She also does his laundry and picks up his dry cleaning.

Heaton is a success story. He’d earned so many advanced-placement credits in high school that he graduated from Manhattan College as an economics major in three years. He found a job as a payroll supervisor in a home health care agency in White Plains at what he calls a “competitive” salary.

He looked for an apartment in or near Westchester, yet balked at paying a third or more of his income in rent. He moved in with his parents in Smithtown, near his alma mater, Smithtown West High School.

Because of his long hours, he says, he hasn’t been able to help more with household chores.

“I’m spoiled,” he acknowledged. “But this situation is very different from the independence I imagined.”

Heaton’s mother, Grace, a full-time homemaker, said she realized that others might find it strange that she does the laundry for a 6-foot- 5-inch adult son who has a job. ”I’m calibrating my parental involvement,” she said. “Since I’m doing the laundry for the rest of the household, it’s just a little more work.

“If he didn’t have a job, he’d definitely be doing more around the house,” she said.

Having lived with two grown daughters in her house, Atwood has succinct advice for someone who has a job and moves back in with parents: “He needs to figure out a way to get another place to live, so that he’s not infantilized.”

She’s seen that happen to young men, especially.

“It’s difficult for a boy to feel like a man if he has mommy folding his wash,” she said. If housing is too costly, she added, the family could try to carve out an apartment or other walled-off living quarters for someone who has returned.

“And that means cooking his own meals and doing his own laundry,” she said.

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Heaton, Michael [MC????]

[JR: Tough times out there. And, I remember back in the dark ages that you Catholic boys and girls were EXPECTED to live at home UNTIL they got married. Maybe it's just common sense to do this?]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 21 2009 10:08 PM

QUAD: A nice remembrance Br. Celestine Luke Salm


A Look into the Archives: Brother Luke, a Jasper Vigilante
Sep 21st, 2009 | By Matt Coyne | Web Editor | Category: Features
By Danielle Valente Copy Editor

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MC lost a beloved member of its community, Brother Luke Salm, FSC, last week. His concern for others and devotion to students is perhaps what will be remembered most.

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[JR: I’ve had run ins with various Quad-ers over the years about content, copyrights, and cross postings. Each year, I cross my fingers. Here’s an interesting recollection.]

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[JR: Looks like the Quad has reformatted into a blog as opposed to a traditional website.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 22 2009 11:04 AM

JNews: MC Hosts Author Aaron Cohen


Manhattan College Hosts Author Aaron Cohen
Posted by Westchester.com  
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Westchester School & Education News

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Riverdale, NY – Aaron Cohen, the author of Slave Hunter, will read from his acclaimed book at Manhattan College on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Smith Auditorium.

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[JR: Tight deadline.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 22 2009 11:13 AM

ADMINISTRIVIA: DLS 307 @ 3ish on Wednesday 9/23

If you happen to be in the vicinity of MC tomorrow afternoon, I’ve been invited to present to the marketing club. I’m going to try and help them understand what happens when you get fat, old, senile like me. Having an injineer talk to young marketing sprouts is someone’s idea of pre-Halloween fun … … scary! Feel free to drop by and kibitz from the back bench. I’ll be the fellow sweating down in front.

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 22 2009 11:26 AM

JNews: Czink, ? [MC2009] has a sharp sister


Getting To Know… Melinda Czink
September 21, 2009 Average rating: 5 stars
Melinda Czink

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QUÉBEC CITY, Canada – Melinda Czink started this year outside the Top 100 but after a series of strong results – including winning her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title this past week at the Bell Challenge in Québec City – she now finds herself inside the Top 40 for the first time. It may have taken the 26-year-old a little longer than others to make her move, but she sure is making it. We caught up with Czink just hours after her first Tour triumph in Canada.

How did you get into tennis?

MC: I started playing with my dad and brother. My dad is a recreational player and when we were kids we’d go and watch him. So when I was almost 10 and my brother was seven, he started teaching us a little. This was all back in Hungary. My brother went to Manhattan College on an athletic scholarship (he graduated in January) and is now working for Morgan Stanley in Hungary.

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Czink, ? [MC2009]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 22 2009 11:42 AM

MNews: Quadstock at Manhattan College on October 17th @ 1pm

Playing Quadstock at Manhattan College on October 17th @ 1pm. Opening for Chris Connolly of Saves the Day and Kevin Devine, it’s free!

From Atlantique

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 22 2009 11:46 AM

JEmail: Dowling, Patrick (MC2009) Center for Career Development facebook group

Dowling, Patrick (MC2009) September 22 at 1:50pm Reply

Hello, and welcome to the Center for Career Development facebook group. We will be posting news and events throughout the year for career fairs, interview training, and on campus recruitment. The purpose of this group is to make sure that current Manhattan College students can see these events a lot easier and faster. We are trying to reach out to all current Manhattan College students so please tell them to come join up. This is a great group to be in to receive help with resumes, interview training, and internships

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    * Posted on: Tue, Sep 22 2009 10:23 PM

MNews: Going high class?


“A Slice of Manhattan in The Bronx”
Sep 21st, 2009 by mpozin.

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Needless to say, the hard work has paid off—Bronx Alehouse is quite the destination, from neighboring Manhattan College to the local “youth”, the Alehouse rarely sees an empty row of stools. Upon walking in, you’ll first notice the brick and wood interior, the meticulously planned décor, and of course, the popcorn machine, a tradeoff for the ubiquitous pool table. Oh, and the popcorn is on the house. But to focus on the popcorn is nothing shy of an insult. When asked what their pride and joy was, Brian Duffy, the daytime bartender replied, without the least trace of hesitation, “Our beers!” And beers they have—fifteen on tap, all but one consistently cycled throughout the seasons (loyalty to Guinness never wavers).

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[JR: I'll have to do some personal "investigative journalism"!]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 23 2009 9:21 AM

JUpdate: Gonzalez, George (MC1975)

Gonzalez, George (MC1975)

Vice President / Municipals, FFEC
Phoenix, AZ
Actively helping the people to reach financial autonomy.Teaches principles of basic investing.

Professional Summary

My passion is to empower friends, family and acquaintances to take control of their presonal finances and understand the basics ,so that they can have a chance at Financial Autonomy.

I am a Municipal Bond Specialist and have advised people and corporations on building tax advantaged portfolios within this sector for 28 years.

This is a very misunderstood and under utilized area of Basic investing for the wealthy.

Work Experience

FFEC / Vice President / Municipals
1968 – Present

All through High School I applied to various firms in Wall street for a Summer Job my naivete was rewarded by the fact that I did not understand that in order to be hired at these places you had to have a connection on the inside. Well all of you are important you are my connections. Everyone needs help you can’t do it alone. We are social animals you know like “no man is an island”

Manhattan College
Finance / Language, Liberal Arts, 1975
La Salle Military Academy

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 23 2009 11:42 AM

PRAYERSREQUESTED: That Jasper’s child

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ANC: 1.3 [normal 1.5-8.8] [target range for LTM is 1.0-2.0]

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We return for bloodwork next Monday to check her ANC again.

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[JR: OK, I guess we need the ChemE's to lead us in an ANC prayer. The Jasper's child has really ... moved me.]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 23 2009 11:53 AM

ADMINISTRIVIA: Back where it all began?

It’s changed just a little! ROFL.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 23 2009 2:32 PM
    * Updated: Wed, Sep 23 2009 6:47 PM

JNews: Pristach, Jared [MC????]


Bring the Bills Back to Buffalo
Buffalo Rising
September 22, 2009 9:44 AM
Commentary by Jared Pristach

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With football season in full swing, most people in Western New York have got the Buffalo Bills on their mind. So why not bring back talk of a new stadium for our beloved team? With the lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium running out in 2013, now is the time to start lobbying for a brand new stadium in the City of Buffalo.

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Jared is a lifelong resident of Western New York, currently studying at Manhattan College toward a degree in environmental engineering.

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[JR: WOW!]

Pristach, Jared [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 23 2009 7:43 PM

JNews: Stanton, Kevin [MC????] opens a practice


Business Buzz
Updated: 09/23/2009 05:40:28 PM EDT
The Greater New Milford Spectrum

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Dr. Kevin Stanton has announced the opening of Western Connecticut Dental Arts in New Milford.

The dental practice is located at 120 Park Lane, Unit B-201.

Dr. Stanton graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and has a bachelor of science degree from Manhattan College.

Before coming to Western Connecticut to develop his own practice in New Milford, Dr. Stanton worked as a dentist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., and private practice in Westchester County, N.Y.

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Stanton, Kevin [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 23 2009 8:13 PM

JFound: Martin, Carmel [MC1989] Assistant Secretary in DOE


Carmel Martin

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Current Position: Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the Department of Education (since May 2009)

Boss: Under Secretary for Education Martha Kanter

Martin has been in the middle of every prominent education policy debate in the past decade. She has worked as an education adviser to two of the most important Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and in between, she was an associate director of domestic policy for the Center for American Progress (CAP).

In early 2009, Barack Obama nominated Martin as assistant secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the Department of Education. It is a powerful position, and she will be responsible for overseeing the department’s budget and for analyzing education policy. At least one education expert has said Martin that could be the “the real power center on policy,” in the department.Klein, Alyson, “Deputy secretary pick brings business background,” Education Week, May 13, 2009(1)Klein, Alyson, “Deputy secretary pick brings business background,” Education Week, May 13, 2009

On the Hill, Martin’s former bosses (the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.) were instrumental in the passing of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the landmark education legislation pushed by the George W. Bush administration that is headed for reauthorization.

But both of them have since criticized that administration for underfunding the legislation and cutting programs. Martin, too, has written about the need for more NCLB funding, and while at CAP, she proposed an overhaul of the training system for American teachers, including a two-year residency program like the one for aspiring doctors in which prospective teachers would undergo close scrutiny from a more experienced teacher.

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At a Glance
Current Position: Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the Department of Education (since May 2009)
Career History: General counsel to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on the Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2005 to 2008); Associate director for domestic policy at the Center for American Progress (2004 to 2005); Chief counsel and education adviser to Sen. Jeff Bingaman (1999 to 2004); Trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (1998 to 1999); Associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP (1995 to 1998)
Birthday: N/A
Hometown: Matawan, N.J.
Alma Mater: Manhattan College, B.A., 1989; Albert-Ludwig’s University in Freiburg, Germany, attended, spring 1988; University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1994; Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, M.A.P.A., 1994
Spouse: N/A
Religion: N/A
DC Office: N/A
Email N/A
Web site

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Martin, Carmel [MC1989]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 24 2009 11:13 AM

JEmail: Kate Murphy, Kate (MC2011) Breast Cancer Walk 10/18 AM

Kappa Delta Pi Breast Cancer Walk

Student Groups – Academic Groups

The walk is Sunday, October 18th and we leave from the guardbooth at 8:30 AM Please register to walk with us and get your friends and family to register as well. DONATE! and get your friends and family to donate! we’re trying to raise 3,000.00 …and we need your help! come visit us at the bake sale and help us raise money for a great cause. HOW TO REGISTER: 1. Go to http://makingstrides.acsevents.org 2. Scroll down and click on New York 3. Click on Making Strides Central Park 4. Click on Join a Team 5. Type in Kappa Delta Pi: Mu Sigma 6. Scroll down and click on Kappa Delta Pi: Mu Sigma 7. Click Join Our Team 8. Fill out the boxes and follow the prompts THANKS!

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Kate Murphy, Kate (MC2011)

[JR: Time to exercise the moth!]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 24 2009 12:16 PM

JHQ: MC Inaugural Celebration 10/23-28


Calendar of Events

Manhattan College Inaugural Celebration
October 23–28, 2009

Friday, October 23
Opening Mass and Reception
4 p.m., Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
Rev. Gerald Blaszczak, S.J.
University Chaplain
Fairfield University

Reception to follow, Dante’s Den, Thomas Hall
Open to all
For more information, please call Lois Harr at (718) 862-7142 or e-mail lois.harr@manhattan.edu.

Student Inaugural Ball
7 p.m., Smith Auditorium
Open to students
Interested faculty and administrators, please call Elaine White at (718) 862-7246 or e-mail elaine.white@manhattan.edu.

Sunday, October 25

Alumni Mass and Brunch for Open House
10 a.m. Mass, Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
Open to all
11 a.m. Alumni Brunch, Dante’s Den, Thomas Hall
By invitation only
For more information, please call Ellen Kiernan at (718) 862-7977 or e-mail ellen.kiernan@manhattan.edu.

Open House
12 p.m., Draddy Gymnasium
For more information, please call the admissions office at (718) 862-7907 or e-mail admit@manhattan.edu.

Sunday Liturgy
7:30 p.m., Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
Open to all

Monday, October 26

Campus Revue
Performance Pizzazz: Pipers, Pep, Pop, Pirouettes, Pizza and the President
12–2 p.m., The Quadrangle
Open to all
For more information, please call William Mulligan at (718) 862-7254 or e-mail william.mulligan@manhattan.edu.

Dedication of Founders’ Bridge
3:30 p.m., Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library entrance bridge
Open to all
For more information, please call Lydia Gray at (718) 862-7231 or e-mail lydia.gray@manhattan.edu.

Formal Opening
Exhibition Dedicated to the Work of Brother Luke Salm, F.S.C., et al.
4 p.m., Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library
4:30 p.m., Reception, Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library
Open to all
For more information, please call Amy Surak at (718) 862-7139 or e-mail amy.surak@manhattan.edu.

Fall Honors Convocation
Honorary Degree Presentation
John Neuhauser ’64, Ph.D.
President, Saint Michael’s College
7:30 p.m., Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
Reception to follow, Dante’s Den, Thomas Hall
By invitation only
For more information, please call Patricia Doherty at (718) 862-7918 or e-mail patricia.doherty@manhattan.edu.

Tuesday, October 27
Lasallian Academic Symposium
Keynote Address
Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Brother J. Robert Lane Chair in Humanities
St. Mary’s University, Minnesota
1:30 p.m., Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers
2:30 p.m., Discussion Groups, Smith Auditorium
4:30 p.m., Reception, The Quadrangle
Open to faculty, administrators and staff
For more information, please call Dr. Karen Nicholson at (718) 862-7806 or e-mail karen.nicholson@manhattan.edu.

Center for Career Development:
Mentor Meet & Greet for Engineering and Science
Guest Speaker: Peter McGroddy ’71, P.E.
Senior Vice President, HDR Engineering Co.
6–8 p.m., Smith Auditorium
By invitation only
For more information, please call Brother Charles Barbush at (718) 862-7519 or e-mail charles.barbush@manhattan.edu.

Wednesday, October 28

Presidential Inaugural Celebration
Installation Ceremony
1 p.m., Draddy Gymnasium
3 p.m., The Quadrangle
Presentation and Display of Greetings
Rotunda, Memorial Hall – all day
For more information about the inauguration or special needs, please call Gail Conklin at (718) 862-7998 or e-mail gail.conklin@manhattan.edu.
Campus tours are available
For more information, please call the admissions office at (718) 862-7907 or e-mail admit@manhattan.edu.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 24 2009 1:56 PM

JNews: Foley, Jack [MC1954 RIP] remembered


Dr. Jack Foley: Leaving footprints in our hearts
By Reverend Francis Pizzarelli
September 24, 2009 | 12:00 PM

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Every so often in education, you meet a teacher or a coach who makes a lasting impression on your life. That teacher influences you not only in the classroom or on the playing field, but most importantly, in the way you choose to live your life because of the power of his or her example.

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As a well-known philosopher once said: “Some people come into our lives and quietly go; some stay for a while, and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never the same.”

Dr. Foley thank you for the footprints.

Reverend Pizzarelli is the director of Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson.

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[JR: Nice to see someone's impact. Jaspers make their mark on many people.]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Sep 24 2009 9:05 PM

JFound: Beach, Gary [MC????]


Gary Beach

Publisher, Emeritus CIO Magazine
Greater Boston Area

   * Publisher Emeritus at CIO Magazine

   * Publisher at Computerworld
   * Publisher at Network World

   * Manhattan College

Gary Beach’s Summary

Been in the technology media business since 1981serving in management roles at McGraw-Hill (sales manager for Data Communications Magazine) and International Data Group (publisher of Network World, Computerworld and CIO Magazines) Have a current focus on the state of science, technology, engineering and math education in America. Publish a blog on cio.com entitled “Science and Math Imperative” addressing this issue. For 10 years have written a column in the print edition of CIO Magazine. Handle news and information requests from the media and have appeared/been quoted in The New York Times, CNBC Squawk Box, CNBC Closing Bell, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and the AP. For four years I did technology commentary for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition programs. Founded (1994) Tech Corps, a national non-profit dedicated to challenging IT executives to get involved in K-12 education in America and was also a member of the board of directors for Net Day (1996-2000).

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Beach, Gary [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 25 2009 3:09 AM

MFound: MC W BBall on Facebook


[JR: They did that run I told you about. Pink and green? Great colors. (Remember as far as fashion, I R an injineer!) LOL.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Sep 25 2009 8:40 AM

MFound: Pamela Chasek, Manhattan College/IISD?


Volume 4 Number 223 – Friday, 25 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009

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On the fourth day of UNCCD COP 9, the CRIC considered reporting guidelines and indicators, following which it convened as a contact group and considered the workplans of the Convention institutions and subsidiary bodies and collaboration with the GEF. The CST concluded the first UNCCD Scientific Conference, following which they took up the agenda item on the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project. Contact groups on the CST and the JIU assessment of the GM also met.

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Pamela Chasek, Manhattan College/IISD, discussed challenges related to knowledge management at the national and international levels, and described WGIII’s recommendations regarding the creation of clearinghouse mechanisms and an independent, multidisciplinary body of scientists to work alongside the CST, and encouraging better knowledge management across MEAs and between their scientific bodies, among others. The UNFCCC and UNEP highlighted opportunities for collaboration, including a 2007 UNFCCC decision on reporting, the recent World Climate Conference-3’s discussion of data availability, the Nairobi work programme, a GEF pilot initiative for joint reporting, and the 2010-Biodiversity Indicators Partnership. A participant highlighted the lack of scientific knowledge related to the application of these conventions.

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[JR: Might be a faculty or staff at our MC or may not even be related to our MC. When I read it, I remembered why I don't like the UN. And, the CCD part made me think of religious education. We know the UN ain't doing that! Presented for your consideration.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Sep 26 2009 5:28 AM

JObit: St.John, James Thomas [MC???? RIP]


KERNERSVILLE — James Thomas St.John, 77, of Kernersville, passed away September 24, 2009.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 616 South Cherry Street, Kernersville with interment to follow at Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Joan. He was the cherished father of six children, and the devoted grandfather of nine grandchildren.

He was employed by Gilbarco in Greensboro from 1980 until his retirement. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, and was a graduate of both Manhattan College and City College of New York.

Friends may visit on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, 6000 High Point Road, Greensboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to Pennybryn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, N.C. 27260.

On line condolences may be made to www.mem.com.

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St.John, James Thomas [MC???? RIP]  

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/yd9uutg

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    * Posted on: Sat, Sep 26 2009 9:30 AM

Comment on POSITRACTION: Build your “Noah’s Ark”

By Ian Marsden

At 20,000 tons Noah’s Ark certainly would have been the wonder of the age; the largest wooden ship ever built in our time was just 4,555 tons and only lasted one voyage. Many think it impossible to build a wooden ship that large that could handle a storm without cracking up, but being an engineer I couldn’t help myself, and I had to figure it out. Yes, it is a real possibility, using laminated construction with primitive adhesives and fixings. The biblical global deluge is also a real possibility; I have a convincing scenario for it in 11,000 BC, based on some amazing recent science discoveries about ancient climate change. If you are interested, my book is at http://www.strategicbookpublishing.com/TheLostEra.html
Or email me for more info at losteranz @ xtra.co.nz and I’ll send you a few snippets of it.

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    * Posted on: Mon, Sep 21 2009 4:49 AM

Comment on ADMINISTRIVIA: Back where it all began? 

By Rich Kaufmann

Do I see females on the Quad? Students sunning on the Quad? I guess this picture wasn’t taken back in the early ’60’s when you and I first set foot on campus, huh FJohn!

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 23 2009 3:06 PM

Comment on ADMINISTRIVIA: Back where it all began? 

By reinkefj

Yes, heresy I know. Wearing shorts. Tube tops. And all manner of strange attire. After all, who wears shorts and a a sweat shirt? For the record, it was a good thing this didn’t happen (2009-1960=49) 50 years ago! I would have stroked out from sensory overload. Sigh. Too be that young again. Too be that thin again! To be that “smart” again!! I’m crying in my beer.

p.s., Believe it or not the Marketing Club students listened. And didn’t yell “barbara streisand”!!!

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    * Posted on: Wed, Sep 23 2009 6:11 PM

ENDNOTE: Unloved child can’t be adopted


September 14, 2009
More ‘Concern’ from the Institution of Government
Posted by David Kramer on September 14, 2009 06:07 PM
Elton John Denied Adoption of Ukraine Toddler

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   Sir Elton John will not be allowed to adopt a little boy from the Ukraine because he is too old and is not married. John found the boy in an orphanage but he and his partner, David Furnish have been deemed unfit. The little toddler called Lev, only 14 months old is HIV positive.

   According to Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko, parents looking to adopt a baby from the country need to be married, thus John does not qualify because the country does not recognize same sex marriages. “Foreign citizens who are single have no right to adopt children … and the age difference between the adopter and the child cannot be more than 45 years,” Pavlenko said. “The law is the same for everybody: for a president, for a minister, for Elton John.

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Us Libertarians don’t like gooferment “solutions”. Especially, when they don’t “solve” problems.

Gooferment has no business in the “marriage business”.

Personally, I think it’s between a guy and a girl. But as far as the gooferment is concerned, there shouldn’t be any preference for “families”. It’s sole job is to protect us from force or fraud.

So, here we have a little kid in the custody of the Ukraine version of gooferment. Their rules keep this kid from a good home. Argh!

Sorry, kid!

I’d like every child to have a good home with a mommy and a daddy. I’d like every child conceived, that is able to be born, to have a good home with a mommy and a daddy.

When the supply of good homes with a mommy and a daddy is zero, I’m interested in the best interests of the child.

Staying in an orphanage, run by the caring gooferment bureaucrats, isn’t as good as a home.

Sorry, but I’m an injineer and I like practical solutions.


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