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February 2013

Issue 3

A Message from the Deans

Inside this Issue... CCP Spring Happenings


Dear Wagner Community,

FYRE Events


Peer Leader Selection


Spring semester has been off to an excellent start! We hope that your classes are going well, and that you are finding ways to re-engage with the Wagner community this semester.

Meet our New CACE Staff


Center for Academic and Career Engagement Events


Student Success Seminars


Housing Selection


To make sure you always have the latest information about what is going on at Wagner, like us on facebook (Wagner Campus Life) and follow us on Twitter (@WagCampusLife). Also, check out our brand new website for lots of information about getting involved at Wagner.

Study Abroad


Enjoy the spring semester!

Black History Month Events


If you are feeling like you are wishing you are more involved on campus, now is the perfect time to seek out new opportunities with Fraternity and Sorority recruitment, Resident Assistant selection, and Peer Leader selection all happening in February. Additionally, students wishing to study abroad at any time during the 2013-2014 academic year must apply by March 4, and the traditional housing deadline for next year is March 22. Don’t miss out on these fantastic opportunities!


Ruta Shah-Gordon

Sara Klein

Assistant Vice President Dean of Campus Life Campus Life & Internationalization and Engagement ( (

Curtis Wright

Dean of Campus Life and Leadership (

CCP Spring Happenings February 2.21 2.25–2.28

Skyline Comedy Series Presents: Maddog Matters (WagCab) Local Band Performance Night

March 3.4 3.18 -3.22 3.27- 3.28

Take Back the Night Bingo Broadway Show: Cinderella or Matilda

April 4.6 4.11 4.19 4.20 4.21

Songfest Skyline Comedy Series Presents: Joe List (WagCab) Fashion Show Wagnerstock Powder-Puff Football

First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Wagner College creates an engaging, supportive, and fun living environment in which students can connect with peers, faculty, and administrators as they transition into the Wagner. The primary goal of the FYRE program is to link academic and co-curricular experiences to foster holistic well-being and personal growth. The FYRE program includes a series of events and initiatives supporting first year residential students during their transition. First year commuter students are encouraged to participate as well!

Spring 2013 Events 2.7 2.12 2.20 3.5 3.6 3.20 3.20 3.27 3.28 4.11 5.4

Wagner After Hours from 9-11 PM in the Coffee House Relatinship101 from 7-9 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Study Abroad Panel from 7-9 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Major Exploration Workshop 7-9 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Safe Spring Break from 9-11 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Majors Fair from 12-2 PM in the Union Atrium Cooking with Betty and Letty from 6-8 PM in Beisler Lounge Roommate Meet & Greet from 7-8 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Wagner After Hours from 9-11 PM in the Coffee House Wagner After Hours from 9-11 PM in the Coffee House Wagner After Hours from 9-11 PM in the Coffee House

Peer Leader Selection Peer Leaders are upperclass students who play an important role in welcoming new students to Wagner College through their active participation in the Orientation and Link Programs. They are a select group of student leaders who are trained to serve as social and academic guides for new students. Peer leaders aid in the transition to college life by serving as mentors and resources for new students. Each peer leader works closely with the faculty advisor, assists students in moving into the residence halls and is involved in helping students discover the many activities and organizations that students can connect with on campus. 2.12.13 2.15.13 2.23.13

Information Session in Union 201 at 5 PM Applications Due at 3 PM Interview Day

Meet Our New CACE Staff!!! As we start the new semester, we are thrilled to welcome two new full-time staff members as Assistant Directors in the Center for Academic and Career Engagement. Barbara Bellesi will focus on Career Services and Employer Relations. She is thrilled to be returning to her alma mater - she graduated in 1999 with her BA in English and Theatre, and she later earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Over the past decade, Barbara has enjoyed a dual career path as both an educator and a writer. She has taught high school English and Theatre, served as an adjunct English instructor at Wagner, and has tutored and advised many students with a wide variety of interests and abilities. As a writer, Barbara has written countless articles and blog posts—many of which focus on higher education and career development--for a variety of print and online publications. She also earned her Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) designation, which will be put to very good use in CACE at Wagner. A native Staten Islander, Barbara is a member of the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Group. She has remained active in the Wagner community as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and as an alumna advisor for Alpha Omicron Pi. Barbara is looking forward to connecting and reconnecting with many more faculty, students, and administrators on campus. Kath Sanders will focus on Academic Support. She will serve as Director of the Writing Center, will supervise the WITs, will teach the Foundations and WIT courses, and will coach all of our students who are on academic probation. A native New Yorker raised in West Virginia, Kath looks forward to uniting practice and theory as she brings over a decade of master tutoring experience to her new position. Winner of the prestigious Maynard Mack writing prize, she graduated with honors from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2000. Prior to moving to Staten Island in 2003, she worked as a medical technical writer in the Federal government. While earning her MA in English, Kath taught foundational writing courses and lead test-taking skills workshops at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Kath is an active fundraiser for several Staten Island charities and an avid animal rescue supporter.

Center for Academic and Career Engagement Spring 2013 Events

Note-taking and Study Skills: Student Seminar Friday, February 15 9:40-10:40 AM Citation Management: Student Seminar Friday, February 22 9:40-10:40 AM Kaplan Practice Test: MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE Saturday, February 23 Career Development/ Resume Basics: Student Seminar Monday, February 25 4:15-5:15 AM And Friday, March 1 9:40-10:40 AM Personal Branding and Careers: Tuesday, February 26 6:00-7:30 PM FYRE Resume Workshop: Gatehouse Lounge, Harborview Hall Tuesday, March 5 6:00 PM

Healthy Lifestyles: Student Seminar Monday, March 18 4:15-5:15 PM And Friday, March 22 9:40-10:40 AM Majors Fair Wednesday, March 20 12-2 PM Union Atrium Health Careers Reception: Thursday, March 21 6-9 PM Using Social Media in the Job Search: Wednesday, April 3 6:00– 7:30 PM Career Conversations (University Club): Tuesday, April 16 Working the Table: The Business Etiquette Dinner: Faculty Dining Room Wednesday, April 24 6-8 PM

Housing Selection 2013-2014 Please visit the Residential Education website regularly for information and updates on Housing Selection:

APPLICATION DEADLINES* *Please note that proof of payment to the Wagner College Business Office of a $400 Housing Deposit is due with all Housing Applications

Friday, February 22 Themed Community Applications Friday, March 8 Greek Housing and Medical Placement Applications Friday, March 22 Traditional Housing Applications

HOUSING SELECTION NIGHTS April 2 and April 3, 2013

Study Abroad Interested in studying abroad? Stop by the Center for Intercultural Advancement, Union 204, for information, Daily office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and the phone number is 718-420-4523. The deadline to apply to study abroad for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 is March 4th. Applications and additional information is on the Center for Intercultural Advancement website!

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION Wednesday, February 27 3:30 – 5:00 PM The Center for Intercultural Advancement Union 204

Black History Month Events LINCOLN FILM PANEL February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM Faculty Dining Room

A discussion on the 2012 American historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln. The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s biography of Lincoln,Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln’s life, focusing on the President’s efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. Sponsored by the Wagner College History Department.

INAUGURAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCHOLAR SYMPOSIUM February 13, 4:30-5:30 PM Spiro 2 Dr. Tricia Rose (Ph.D, Brown University, American Civilization, 1993) is Professor of Africana Studies. She specializes in 20th century African-American culture and politics, social history, popular culture/hip-hop, gender and sexuality. Her lecture will focus on creative and visionary strategies developed by artists, communities and movements to build a more just society. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Office of Co-Curricular Programs/Graduate Student Life and the Center for Intercultural Advancement.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH READ-A-LOUD February 21, 12 – 2 PM Wagner Union Atrium

To participate in the Read-A-Loud, please contact Marissa Hill ( Sponsored by the Horrman Library and Coterie Book Club.

A TRIBUTE TO BLACK MUSIC February 26, 9 PM Campus Hall Music Performance Center Sponsored by the Wagner College Music Department.

February 2013 Campus Life Newsletter  

Newsletter from the Division of Campus Life at Wagner College

February 2013 Campus Life Newsletter  

Newsletter from the Division of Campus Life at Wagner College