Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Students Visit Neuberger Museum


Students from English Composition I class visited the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY recently to view the "Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday" exhibit.

Students spent the afternoon viewing and discussing how Robin Rhode viewed and expressed the world around him, the causes and effects of his work, and how his work is similar to another artist, Carrie Mae Weems, who recently exhibited her work at the Neuberger.

The ultimate goal of the trip was to inspire students to think differently and to hopefully create "art" by the words and images they choose.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CW Hosts Game Day


Student Activities sponsored the annual Game Day event in the Student Center when student had a chance between classes to just have fun playing Monopoly, Scrabble, Life, Backgammon, and other games, as well as a video game competition arranged by the Image Redefined Digital Media Club.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CW Holds Internship Fair


Internships are the perfect opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skills in an area of interest. CW takes this premise very seriously and once again hosted the Internship Fair. Nearly 20 companies attended and our students were excited to hear what companies had to offer. “We are looking for students who are willing to develop their negotiation skills… team players to join our Internship Program in Dispute Resolution,” said a representative of the Better Business Bureau, an organization created to promote an ethical relationship between businesses and the public.

Other companies attending the Internship Fair included Aflac, Child Care Council of Westchester, and FaceOff Productions, “We have several opportunities available. We take our time and talk to the students. Every student is a gem that needs to shine, but we first need to determine what the student likes to do, what makes the student feel excited,” said a representative from FaceOff Productions in Bronxville, NY.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer at CW

 
CW Summer Event:  Hispanic Cultural Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza,
Valhalla, NY

When:  July 20, noon to 7 p.m.

Join The College of Westchester at the Annual Westchester County Cultural Heritage Celebrations!

Meet us under the CW tent and enjoy the festival with us!

Festivals will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn.

All festivals are sponsored by Westchester County Parks.


CW Summer Event:  Community Capital New York to visit CW

When:  Monday, July 21, 2014 -- Day: 10:00am or Evening: 6:15pm

Learn about how a business can find the financing it needs to start or grow.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Presentation by: Kim Jacobs, Executive Director Community Capital New York

To register call 914-831-0200.



CW Summer Event:  Italian Cultural Heritage Festival, Kensico Dam, Valhalla, NY

When:  July 27, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m

Join The College of Westchester at the Annual Westchester County Cultural Heritage Celebrations!

Meet us under the CW tent and enjoy the festival with us!

Festivals will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn.

All festivals are sponsored by Westchester County Parks.



CW Summer Event:  CW Fall Registration taking place now for classes beginning:

Day College – September 10th

Evening and Online – September 22nd
 

Ray Giles Appointed to Associate Professor


Ray Giles possess three decades of experience in several areas of the technological industry. His first opportunity came in 1984 where Ray built a flat file database for a couple of local high schools in The Bronx. 

His bilingual skills in Spanish have helped Ray working not only in the United States but also in several projects in the Caribbean, particularly in the Dominican Republic.  
Today, Ray continues to work with clients in the US and abroad offering a series of computer literacy courses in both Spanish and English. Focusing on educating his clients through technology, Ray brings together a vast range of experience and expertise to help his team gain a competitive edge in today’s global business environment.  Ray holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts and a MS in information Systems Engineering (I.S.E.) from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. 

Ray Giles has been at CW for 10 years and teaches in the area of office technologies.

El Centro Hispano Visits CW


CW received a visit from two representatives of El Centro Hispano, a White Plains based community service organization. The purpose of the visit was to acquaint students in our Honors Program and Honor Societies with the opportunities available through El Centro for tutoring, volunteer services, paid work study, and scholarships.

Founded in 1973, El Centro Hispano focuses on assisting, supporting, and strengthening Hispanic families in White Plains. They offer a variety of programs in education, health, housing, technology, among others.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Michael Ryan Appointed to Assistant Professor


Michael has taught in the Digital Media department since 2008. He has participated in the development of an improved art and design curriculum and assisted in the implementation of the recently updated Digital Media labs. Michael teaches a wide range of courses including illustration, color theory, visual storytelling, graphic design, web design, intro to programming, animation, and video editing.

Michael is an alumnus of The College of Westchester and states that “CW is very special to me because it gave me the foundation I needed to become a successful designer and educator. I want to provide that same great experience to my students.” Michael holds a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design, and currently runs a freelance design business.

Congratulations Prof. Ryan!