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Professor of Religious Studies chosen for two prestigious workshops

CzanderCongratulations to Giovanna Czander, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, on her selection to participate in the seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding that will be held at DePaul University this summer. The degree of competition for participation was keen. Only 26 faculty members were selected for this seminar.

Dr. Czander has also been chosen for the 2015-16 Teaching and Learning Workshop for Pre-Tenure Religion Faculty at Colleges and University organized by Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

Giovanna R. Czander, Ph.D,  joined the Dominican College faculty in 2009.

English professor publishes new book on Edwardian theatre

shawDr. Ellen Ecker Dolgin has published a new book titled Shaw and the Actresses Franchise League: Staging Equality. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com and has been described by Christopher Innes of York University as a book that, “defines historical events in a strikingly new way by exploring the interconnectedness between Edwardian dramatists, actresses and suffragettes and defines an unexpected cultural phenomenon merging arts and activism.”

Ellen Ecker Dolgin, Ph.D, is a professor of English and the coordinator of Dominican College’s English program.

Debaters Perform Well at Intercollegiate Tournament

debate-webOn Sunday, February 22, the College’s Debating Team hosted an intercollegiate debating tournament in Casey Hall, welcoming a number of talented college debaters from the local region.  Defending their home field for the first time this semester, the team did not disappoint. 

The team of Alma Godinez and Jordan Zuber-Banks led the way, earning a second-place finish in the always very competitive Varsity Division.  They missed out on the top-place finish by only one point.  Mr. Zuber-Banks also earned an individual third-place speaking award.  Veteran debater Nathaniel McAuliffe took the first-place speaking award in the Varsity Division.  Paired with Katherine Flores, who was competing in the Varsity Division for the first time, Mr. McAuliffe and Ms. Flores finished the day with a 2-1 record.  In the Junior Varsity Division, the newly formed team of Jonathan Cho and newcomer Shakira Hamilton made some noise at the tournament as well, competing hard and gaining some very good experience along the way.  Team member Natalie Arias, who did not have a partner available for the competitoin, provided valued support as a judging advisor throughout the day. 

The Debate Team will be back on the road to compete in its next tournament of the semester to be held at SUNY-Rockland on Sunday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m.  

 

Big Charger Weekend: March 11 – 15

BCWStudents are invited to participate in a weekend full of events and activities!

Wednesday, March 11  
Box City, hosted by the Rotaract Club, Campus Ministry Club and Social Work Club will be taking place in the evening on the quad.

Thursday, March 12
Sushi demo, Granito Center 2:00 p.m.
Science Department Seminar on The Environment and Our Community: Dynamic Intersections with Nature in Our Suburban Setting, led by Watershed and Natural Resource Management Specialist Mary Hegarty, Fury Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Annual Karaoke Night with Mocktails, Granito Center,  8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 13
Meals on Wheels, 11:00 a.m.
FIFA video game tournament, Granito Center 7:00 p.m.  Proceeds will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation.
The Spring Musical Damn Yankees, St. Dominic’s School Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased in advance.

Saturday, March 14
CAB Bounce Trampoline Sports, 2:00 p.m.
The Spring Musical Damn Yankees, St. Dominic’s School Auditorium, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased in advance.

Sunday, March 15 
CAB Ice Skating in Central Park, Granito Center, 1:00 p.m.

For more information:

Contact Katrina Redmond, Director of Student Activities at  (845) 848-4034 or katrina.redmond@dc.edu

Class of 2015 Enjoys Etiquette Dinner

Graduating seniors gathered for our Fifth Annual Senior Etiquette Dinner on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Several alumni, faculty and staff joined the class of 2015 for a gourmet four-course meal as part of the countdown to graduation.

Thanks to Kendall Brenner for a dynamite presentation on dining etiquette and wine pairings.

 

Debaters Succeed at Intercollegiate Tournament

debatingUnder threatening skies from the latest impending snowstorm, the College’s Debating Team returned to action on February 8, making their first road trip of the year to New York City to compete at an intercollegiate debate tournament sponsored by Yeshiva University.

Newcomer Jordan Zuber-Banks paired up with Natalie Arias to lead the team to a fourth-place finish in a very competitive Varsity Division. Mr. Zuber-Banks also earned an individual fourth-place speaking award. In the Junior Varsity Division, the newly formed team of Katherine Flores and Alma Godinez debated well amid a very competitive field, securing a very nice victory in the tournament’s second round. Because her teammate could not attend the tournament due to illness, newcomer Shakira Hamilton was unable to compete at this tournament but certainly provided spirited support to her teammates, cheering them on throughout the day.

The Debate Team will be back in action at the College on Sunday, February 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Palisades Room in Casey Hall.

Dominican College to Host College Finance Event

College Goal NY Events Help New York Students Gain Access to Financial Aid Opportunities

ORANGEBURG (January 20, 2015)- Dominican College is hosting a College Goal event on Saturday, February 7, to help college-bound students complete the most important tool in securing financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. A completed FASFA can be used to apply for aid for any college or university

Along with providing hands-on assistance with filing and submitting the FAFSA, financial aid experts will answer questions about financial aid, scholarships and loans. Participants can enter a drawing to win $500 for a College Access Challenge Grant (CACG).

The College Goal event will be from 12 noon – 4 p.m, February 7, in the Prusmack Center on Dominican College’s campus, 493 Western Highway, Orangeburg.

To file the FAFSA application, the following documents are required and should be brought to the event:

• Parent and student’s social security numbers
• 2014 tax returns for parents and student, if applicable
• 2014 W-2s if the completed tax return is not available
• 2014 records of untaxed income records such as Social Security, if applicable
• Pin number: students and parents need to apply for a pin number at (www.pin.ed.gov). This allows for electronically signing the application and receiving faster responses.
• Driver’s license

All information will be kept confidential. For information on the College Goal event, call (845) 848 – 7819 or go to: http://www.dc.edu/collegegoal

Dominican College Ranked Among the Nation’s Best for Online Communication Studies Program

Communication Studies Program ranked #22 by Affordable Colleges OnlineBest Online Communication

Dominican College’s Online Communication Studies Program ranks among the nation’s top colleges according to a new analysis by Affordable Colleges Online, a not-for-profit resource center that provides information about college cost, financial aid and college rankings.

Dominican College is ranked #22 on AC Online’s list of the “Top Online Communications Degrees.” According to AC Online, colleges on the list “stand out either for cost or quality.” The University of Minnesota (#1) DePaul University (#5) and Indiana University (#16) are some of the well-known institutions that are also named on the list.

To create the list, the website employed a proprietary scoring system using various cost and quality criteria and metrics, including:

  • Student-faculty ratio
  • 6-year graduation rate
  • Job placement for graduates
  • The AC Online Peer-Based Value (A proprietary metric that compares quality metrics of colleges with similar costs, and the costs of colleges with similar quality metrics)

“We researched hundreds of online communications programs across the nation,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable Colleges Foundation. “The schools ranked in our list had the best combinations of academic quality, affordability, flexibility and resources.”

“I am honored and excited to have AC Online recognize Dominican College this way,” said Mark Meachem, Ed.D, Director of the Division of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Communication Studies faculty. “We have worked hard to build innovative online courses that will prepare students for the global workforce and help increase the skill set students bring to their jobs.”

Dominican College’s online students connect with the full college experience: interaction with faculty chosen for their qualifications, experience and their teaching skill; access to the Career Development Center and the library collections; and membership in an international alumni network of over 10,000 people. In addition to Communication Studies, popular online programs at Dominican College include Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Sciences.

For more information on the AC Online rankings, go to: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/communications-programs/

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