Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CW Participates in El Centro Hispano Food Pantry


CW students, staff and faculty participated in the most recent food pantry at El Centro Hispano. Our crew helped pack and distribute food, clothes and toys to those in need.

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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Enactus Team Gets Stronger


The Enactus team at CW keeps growing and adding students to support local businesses in the area while acquiring new skills in business sustainability and effective marketing campaigns. Lead by Prof. Paula Cancro, the Enactus team now includes the support of Prof. Maximino Torres and his students from Introduction to Business class.

Some of the activities for the rest of the summer include holding elections for a new and stronger team, reviewing the marketing campaign of a local business in Bronxville, who also received financial support from Enactus, and preparing for the chance to compete at the Enactus National Competition in April 2015. This is an event in St. Louis Missouri, where several Enactus teams from around the world meet to present the results of their community outreach projects to a prestigious group of international business leaders.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

If you would like to get involved in the Enactus Team at CW please contact Prof. Paula Cancro at pcancro@cw.edu

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monecia Samuel to serve on the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Peer Review Committee


CW’s Monecia Samuel, Director of Library Learning Services, is not at all new to situations of reviewing scholarship applications.  For quite some time now, she has been helping our students obtain prestigious external scholarships such as the i3 scholar program and Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Conference.  Now, however, she will be undertaking this task at an even higher and more competitive level.
We are very excited to announce that Monecia has been appointed to serve on the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Peer Review Committee. “I feel frozen with excitement… Endurance throughout my academic and professional career has been important.  Fortunately, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars makes the overall experience clear and attractive for prospective Fulbright program participants,” said Monecia who will review and rank for the 2015-2016 cycle, approximately 30 Fulbright applications electronically and independently, as one of three members of a Discipline Peer Review Committee for Library Science applications.

Fulbright awardees have included students, scholars, teachers and other professionals from various disciplines. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. 53 Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes and 78 have won Pulitzer Prizes.

For more information about Fulbright Program visit:

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