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.