JASPER JOTTINGS Week 41 - 2010 Oct 10 

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




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Oct 3, 2010

POSITRACTION: “Eleanor Rigby” death should teach us to value people


“Eleanor Rigby” death reveals British war heroine
By Estelle Shirbon – 1 hr 39 mins ago

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LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A reclusive old lady who died alone in her flat in southwest England and had no one to pay for her funeral has posthumously shot to fame after it emerged she was an intrepid World War Two secret agent.

Eileen Nearne died aged 89 at her home in the town of Torquay on September 2. In the absence of any known relatives to make funeral arrangements, authorities entered the flat to take charge several days later, a local council spokeswoman said. A search for documents that might help locate relatives instead yielded a treasure trove of medals and papers that revealed the life of a woman once known as “Agent Rose,” who defied the Nazis as a wireless operator in occupied France.

British media compared her death to that of the fictional Eleanor Rigby, who died alone in a Beatles song.

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[JR: Each person, that dies, takes with them all their dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) with them. We need to capture all of that. before they are allowed to leave. When I “do” the Jasper obits, I always wonder what fascinating stories could have been told, great ideas could have been gleaned, or even connections made. Sigh, the courage, achievements, and wisdom that we could have had. Shoulda, coulda, and woulda! They’ll kill you.]

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Oct 3, 2010

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) corrects my misattribution


Sorry. Brain freeze. I springboarded off the blog “Liberty’s Life Line” post of O’Connell, Bill (MC1976). Some how in marking the Class Year, I saw yours. I feel like Colonel Jessep in a few good men a few minutes after he said: “So how is your dad, Danny?” It was a blunder. And, I hope I didn’t cause you any embarrassment. I’ll fix it as best I can.

Thanks for calling my mistake to my attention, nice to know somebody reads it.

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On Oct 3, 2010, at 9:08 AM, O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) wrote:


I don’t know how my name became associated with the item about Christine O’Donnell in the October 3 Jasper Jottings because I did not submit it to you and I certainly do not share the views stated therein. Please publish a retraction exonerating me in the next JJ.

Bill O’Connell,
A.B. 1959

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O’Connell, Bill (MC1959)

O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

[JR: Guess I need pictures.]

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Oct 3, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Lawson, Elaine [MC1989] Dir US C+D Mkt @ MasterCard Worldwide


Lawson, Elaine [MC????]
Director, U.S. Consumer & Digital Marketing @ MasterCard Worldwide
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

Summary: Digital Marketing Professional experienced in developing, managing and executing digital, mobile and social marketing campaigns. Highly strategic thinker and results oriented. Team player who is adept at working cross-functionally. Capable of leading others to deliver optimum performance.

Specialties: I specialize in: Social Networking, E-Commerce, Website Development, Search Engine Marketing & Optimization, Mobile Marketing, Digital Campaign Management, Tagging & Tracking, Site Domain Registration, Cloud Hosting, E-Mail Marketing and Digital Strategy. In addition, I work on traditional marketing (i.e. TV, radio, print, out-of-home, etc.) campaigns to ensure a fully integrated marketing approach.

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I believe that Elaine Lawson is a member of the class of 1989.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Lawson, Elaine [MC1989]

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Oct 4, 2010

JEMAIL: Lopez, Frederick “fred” (MC1987) on Fernandez, Andrea Elinor [MC1987]


Andrea Elinor Fernandez was of class 1987, not 1986 as mentioned below.Any help is greatly appreciated, from my fellow Jaspers.

Frederick “fred” Lopez..class ..1987

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[JR: Noted. Anyone have a clue about our fellow alum?]

Lopez, Frederick “fred” (MC1987)

Fernandez, Andrea Elinor [MC1987]

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Oct 4, 2010 

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) likes my fix


No big deal and thanks for your prompt attention to my request. Your remedy is perfect.

I most definitely read JJ from beginning to end every week without fail. I enjoy reading JJ with my Sunday morning coffee and it provides a great change of pace from my usual morning routine. Thanks for your efforts in producing it each week. Should you get to Williamsburg some time look me up and we will enjoy a beer together.

All the best.
Bill O’Connell, ’59
Williamsburg, VA

[JR: Great. Glad you satisfied with my fix. I can't afford to lose any dissatisfied readers. Thanks should go to the all the readers without which there'd be no reason to do it. Have see what I can do to get down there. Spent a lot of time in Williamsburg when I was stationed in DC. Loved it! At least, the living historians, along with the Amish, will be ready to teach us how to survive when the economy ratchets back to the 1800's. :-) Thanks for your calmness with my blunder.]

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Oct 4, 2010 

JFOUND: Bisceglia, Kevin J. [MC????] Science Faculty, BHSEC Queens


Bard College Catalogue 2010-11
Faculty of Bard High School Early College (BHSEC)

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BHSEC Queens

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Kevin J. Bisceglia

B.S., M.E., Manhattan College; Ph.D. candidate, Johns Hopkins University.

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Kevin J. Bisceglia
Science Faculty, BHSEC Queens

B.S., M.E., Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College; Ph.D., Environmental Engineering and Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University. Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2008-2009; EPA STAR Graduate Fellow, 2005-2008. Research interests: environmental chemistry, chemical fate and transport, analytical chemistry, water quality. Publications have appeared in Environmental Science and Technology, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, and Journal of Chromatography A.

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Bisceglia, Kevin J. [MC????]

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Oct 5, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: O’Connor, Chance [MC1973] Foxgloves International VP


O’Connor, Chance [MC1973]
Foxgloves International VP
Greater New York City Area
Sporting Goods

Twitter: ocibbir

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Oct 5, 2010 

JHQ: Manhattan College launches new “Thought of the Day” feature


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Manhattan College launches new “Thought of the Day” feature!!! Check out the first multimedia short under the… http://fb.me/JhOb18RT

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Manhattan College Launches “Thought Of The Day” Feature

Release: 10/04/2010

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RIVERDALE, NY- The Manhattan College Athletic Department is proud to announce the release of the new “Thought of the Day” multimedia feature. Set to appear on the Manhattan College Facebook and Twitter pages weekly, the short video questionnaire will allow athletes from each of the 19 Division I sports to voice their opinions on various topics, ranging from current events to the top entertainment headlines.

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[JR: Found this is coming out from the GOJASPERS site. So it's not really from HQ. Interesting; I wonder how "edited" or "sanitized" these "opinions" will be? There's no way I'd let any one put out a "thought" purportedly from MC. Hey, not my call, but I'd bet few bob on the "it'll explode side". The question is "when". I can't imagine any one giving me a venue for MY thought of the day when I was an undergraduate. I was loonier then. Not calm and reasoned like now. I use to trust politicians, too. Once upon a time.]

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Oct 5, 2010

JEMAIL: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957)


Fr: Vaccarino, Carmine (MC1957)
Fw: Planned Parenthood what? – SIGN PROTEST

What are our Catholic Universities coming to?

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Boston College Law School — a Catholic institution — lists Planned Parenthood on its web site as an organization to get involved with.

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[JR: They've been subverted by the Progressives and "The King". Eventually, they will be just fronts for the Totalitarian State. Catholicism is at its essence is about "Free Will" and the intelligent acceptance of the "Gift of Faith". The Progressives want the State to be the Supreme Being, with them at the controls. Religion is the natural opponent to the Tyranny of the King. So it cant be permitted to exist, except as it serves the State.]

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Oct 5, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Carr, Margo [MC????] ProjEng at LA County Sanitation Districts


Carr, Margo [MC????]
Project Engineer at Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
Orange County, California Area
Government Administration

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I did not find a listing for Margo Carr in the Alumni directories.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.] 

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Oct 5, 2010

JHQ: October 2010 NEWSLETTER



Manhattan Students Honor Sept. 11 Victims

Manhattan Receives High Rankings from Top Business Publications

College Honors Alumna at Fall Honors Convocation

McCallDr. Marybeth McCall ’74, vice president and chief medical officer for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Central New York and Southern Tier regions, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at Manhattan College’s Fall Honors Convocation on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3:00 p.m.

Manhattan Sponsors Student Attendance at Catholic Social Teaching Seminar

At the end of the spring semester, Patrick McGarry ’11, an English major, attended the Catholic Social Teaching Seminar at the Path to Peace Foundation as a Manhattan College representative. To read more, click here.


Reflections of the Soul Exhibition Launches on Oct. 6

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, Martin Spett, renowned artist and Holocaust survivor, Reflections of the Soul: Oil Paintings of the Holocaust (a series of 23 oil paintings) exhibition will go on display for two months in Manhattan College’s O’Malley Library, and will open with a reception at 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Alumni Room. To read more, click here.

Rutgers’ Psychology Professor to Lecture at Manhattan

Rochel Gelman, Ph.D., co-director of the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University and professor of psychology, will visit Manhattan College as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar program. To read more, click here.

Elon Professor to Present at Schweitzer Lecture

David Crowe, 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. To read more, click here.

Manhattan College’s Literary Journal Publishes Sixth Issue

Manhattan College’s Literary Journal of Contemporary Fiction, The Avery Anthology, has released its sixth issue. To read more, click here.

Admissions to Host Open House for Prospective Students

Manhattan College’s admissions office will host the Fall Open House for college-bound students on Sunday, Oct. 24 starting at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. To read more, click here.

Maryland State Boychoir to Perform at Manhattan

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


Annual Career Fair Slated for Oct. 20

Representatives from about 100 companies will converge on the Manhattan College campus Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in Draddy Gymnasium.

Alumni Open House Brunch for Prospective Students Oct. 24

Alumni are welcome to bring college-bound high school and transfer students to a complimentary brunch hosted by the Alumni Society on Sunday, Oct. 24. Mass will precede the event at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers and brunch will be in Dante’s Den (Thomas Hall) at 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas More Law Society Pre-Law Student and Alumni Reception

Manhattan College alumni who have entered the law profession are asked to lend their time and talent to mentor current students as they consider a career in law.

Mentor Program

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.

Basketball Season Preview

The alumni relations office invites you to come and greet Manhattan College’s men’s and women’s coaches and hear about the upcoming 2010-11 season on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room, Thomas Hall. To read more, click here.

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. To read more, click here.

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.

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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Oct 6, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Hermann, John [MC1988] Env Dept Mgr at GAI Consultants, Inc.


Hermann, John [MC1988]
Environmental Department Manager at GAI Consultants, Inc.
Orlando, Florida Area
Environmental Services

Summary: Over 25 years of experience in water,wastewater and stormwater engineering including the design, permitting, planning, procurement, and construction of water supply, treatment and distribution and wastewater collection and treatment.

Specialties: Water, Wastewater, Reuse & Stormwater Engineering

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Oct 6, 2010 

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) trained not to be alone with children

RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 38 – 2010 Sep 19

Hello John,

<<Would you EVER leave your child alone with any religious?>>

You no longer have the option. I teach Sunday school (PRE) at a Catholic church. 2 teachers are assigned to every class. We are trained not to be alone with children. For example, at the end of class, when waiting for the parents to pick up their children, when only 1 child remained I ushered her into the hall and closed the classroom. We waited for her parents in the hall. The only time a child would be alone with a religious is during confession. These rules are similar to Boy Scout rules where 2 leaders must be present for any activity to go forward. The Boy Scouts have had very few problems over the years, so I think that this should protect children going forward into the future in the US. No lay or religious is allowed to be alone with a child, except during confession. I have confidence that our children will be protected and safe.

Mark A. Mangone

[JR: Sounds very sensible. I'd apply the same rules to most situations. Always good to have an absolute defense. Sad, but needed. Thanks for your service teaching. We need more "moral" people. Shame that no can be trusted any more.]

Mangone, Mark (MC1977)

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Oct 8, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Brooks, Brian [MC2009] Technical Recruiter at AIM Computers


Brooks, Brian [MC2009]
Technical Recruiter at AIM Computers
Greater New York City Area
Staffing and Recruiting

Twitter: Brianbrooks01

Summary: Provided end-to-end resources for client, by placing highly skilled consultants at client sites according to project specifications. Work with the AM as an end-to-end resource on assigned client relationships in order to identify strategic, as well as transactional IT staffing needs. Clearly verify, define, and obtain position requirements and gather information from hiring managers regarding client environment/platform, culture, etc., to ensure proper candidate suitability. Qualified candidates for job requirements, determined candidate suitability by evaluating requirement, negotiated compensation package, assessing relevant experience, education, skills, and personal qualifications to determine pay type/rate, relocation benefits other applicable benefits. Responsible for maximizing profitability by negotiating pay rates with consultants based on position requirements and gross margin targets.

Specialties: Strong Experience in searching candidates in (Monster.com, Hotjobs.com, Careerbuilder.com, DICE.com etc.),Vendor management,Sourcing candidates through contacts, referrals, third party companies, free jobsites and Social Networks

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Oct 8, 2010 

TOTD: Strutner, Diane [MC2011] “social networking”



Strutner, Diane [MC2011]

Manhattan College volleyball player Diane Strutner discusses the rapid growth of social networking and the upcoming movie.

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Oct 8, 2010 

TOTD: Onorati, Mark [MC2011] on the Yankees



Onorati, Mark [MC2011]

Manhattan College baseball player Mark Onorati discusses the New York Yankees’ 2010 Postseason chances.

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Oct 8, 2010 

TOTD: O’Connell, Katie [MC2014] the fall season



O’Connell, Katie [2014]

Manhattan College Cross Country runner Katie O’Connell talks about why she loves the fall season.

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Oct 8, 2010 

TOTD: Chamberlin, Nikki [MC2014] foods before and after a match



Chamberlin, Nikki [MC2014]

Manhattan College Volleyball player Nikki Chamberlin discusses her favorite foods before and after a match.

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Oct 8, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Benros, Le’Roy [MC????] Owner, Noizy Cricket!!


Benros, Le’Roy [MC????]
Owner, Noizy Cricket!!
Greater New York City Area

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John, I did not find a listing of Benros, Le’Roy in the Alumni directory. Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

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Oct 9, 2010

JEMAIL: Hynes, Kerry [MC????] Kappa Delta Pi: Strides Against Breast Cancer


Hynes, Kerry [MC????]

Kerry invited you to Kappa Delta Pi: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Sunday, October 17 at 8:00am

Location: Central Park


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness is such an important cause to recognize because so many people in our lives are or have been affected by cancer. So….

On Sunday, October 17th, we are all going to go down to Central Park and walk in honor of those who have been affected by this disease. It is going to be a really great morning so we hope that everyone can come!

… (Even last year in the rain everyone had an amazing time!)

Meet at the Guardbooth at 8 am.

Here is the link to sign up!!!


Directions on how to register:
1. Click on the link above.
2. Go to Sign Up
3. Click Join a Team
4. Type in Kappa Delta Pi: Mu Sigma
5. Click on our team link when it pops up at the bottom of the page.
6. Click Join Our Team
7. Fill out the information for yourself


There will also be a bake sale in Dante’s starting Tuesday (10/11) through Friday (10/15) with lots of goodies so please stop by! We will also be selling bracelets and memorial ribbons which we will hang up around campus

Thank you guys so much!:)

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Oct 9, 2010

TOTD: Leone, Heather [MC????] discusses her favorite super powers


Thought of the Day (Oct. 8th) by Official Manhattan Jaspers Athletics Page (videos)

Manhattan College Softball player Heather Leone discusses her favorite super powers and how she would use them.

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Leone, Heather [MC????]

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Oct 9, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Ulloa, Fernando Jr. [MC1985] Ind Comp Sftwre Professional


Ulloa, Fernando Jr. [MC1985]
Independent Computer Software Professional
Greater New York City Area
Computer Software

Twitter: ferntech

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Oct 9, 2010

ENDNOTE: “King” Gooferment has crushed the Catholic religion


New York archdiocese weighs school closings
September 21, 2010

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The New York archdiocese is planning to close or merge a number of Catholic schools in order to bolster the viability of the parochial-school system.

While published reports have said that 30 of New York’s 216 parochial schools could close, archdiocesan officials stressed that no firm decisions have yet been made. A list of schools selected for closing will be released next month.

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[JR: Anyone want to debate that “King” Gooferment has NOT successfully crushed the Catholic religion. As well as all other religions. As well as fraternal organizations, private charities, and economic markets. Even a fat old white guy injineer, with only a few Ekkynumbics courses, knows that you can’t successfully sell against a “free good”. The King “educates” its subjects for “free”. It’s the most expensive lesson in propaganda they will ever have. Drink the Gooferment’s Kool Aid! In Brave New World , the Aldous Huxley novel by, soma is the hallucinogen; a self-medicating comfort mechanism. It eliminates the need for religion or family. Welcome to the BNW! My advice to the Leadership is to close the schools now. And, sue for damages. As an unlawful taking. And talk to EVERYONE about the nature of Gooferment!]

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