President's Report for September 2022

Student Affairs

Enrollment Management Update

The Office of Academy Advisement has been operating with walk-in appointments, virtual walk-in advising on Zoom and virtually scheduled appointments simultaneously during the last few weeks in August as we support the enrollment and registration efforts. They had a high traffic of new and continuing students seeking advisement with over 100 students walking in for help on the first day of class. Academic Advisement in the Academies will be provided in a mix of modalities for Fall 2022 as we move forward with in-person services, Zoom services, and Starfish. New students will be assigned their adviser by mid-September, and we will host several Instagram Live sessions again to provide important information to students throughout the semester.

 

The Office of Admissions has been busy throughout the summer months providing services to new students to maximize enrollment.  While our remote services continued as in past semesters, the Office of Admissions increased its service capacity by providing in-person hours.  In addition, in-person individual tours and group tours were implemented earlier in the Spring semester, as well as conducting in-person visits to partner schools and Community Based Organizations.  The office continues to provide webinars to promote the college to prospective students and to guide accepted students.  Spring and Fall 2023 recruitment will begin September 16, 2022.

 

The Office of New Student Engagement wrapped up a successful series of “Tips for Success” webinars to onboard new students.  These webinars offered students the opportunity to learn the importance of building relationships with academic advisors, how to access tech tools at QCC, and more.  In addition, NSE launched” QCC Day” in the earlier part of August.  QCC Days give students the opportunity to visit campus and take part of an interactive event to learn about non-academic and academic support services.  Students also had the opportunity to participate in an in-person tour to feel more comfortable as they begin their college experience at QCC.

 

Student Honors/Achievements/Accomplishments

  • QCC student and member of the Lambda Sigma Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Ms. Aisha Frampton-Clerk, has been selected as a 2022 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  The Leaders of Promise Scholarship, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, recognizes 200 Phi Theta Kappa members with awards totaling $200,000.  Ms. Frampton-Clerk joined the PTK honor society in Spring 2022 and was a member of their delegation at the New York Regional PTK Conference in July.  Congratulations to Ms. Frampton-Clerk on this amazing achievement and kudos to Dr. Emily Tai as well as Dr. Regina Sullivan for their tireless work with this outstanding student population.

 

  • QCC’s chapter of the PTK Honor Society would also like to acknowledge several members of the QCC Class of 2022, who received awards as part of the college’s 61st Annual Commencement Ceremony, held on Friday, June 3, 2022, as follows:

 

    • The President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Associate in Arts Degree – Ms. Ellen Tsz Wa Chu

 

    • The John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, awarded to a graduating student demonstrating outstanding college and community leadership – Ms. Ellen Tsz Wa Chu

 

    • The President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Associate in Science Degree – Ms. Audrey Arias

 

    • The President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Associate in Applied Science Degree – Mr. Mahfuzul Zeeshan

 

Student Support Services/Resources

  • Faculty and staff are asked to encourage our students to avail themselves of the valuable and free resources through the QCC Advocacy Resource Center. Services provided include (but not limited to) public benefits screening, financial coaching, legal assistance, tax preparation services, housing assistance, food pantry referrals, and more.

 

  • Emergency funding is available to students who face a financial crisis that puts at risk their continued enrollment toward their QCC degree. Supported through a grant from The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, the funds provide one-time, emergency grants to students in good standing with short-term financial emergencies to enable them to remain in school, rather than being forced to leave or drop out. Please refer students with short-term financial emergencies to Ms. Amawati Gonesh via e-mail at AGonesh@qcc.cuny.edu.  Additional information can be found online at our QCC Scholarship Website.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Join a student club or organization! On Wednesday, September 14th at 12:00 pm in the Humanities Quad, the Office of Student Activities will host its annual Club Fair for the Fall 2022 semester.  Queensborough Community College recognizes that student organizations are an important part of the college experience. Students that are active in campus life are more likely to succeed in college. Learn about the 40+ student groups on campus. Featuring student club officers from current student groups and organizations, Queensborough Community College students will be able to obtain information regarding upcoming events and join a student group. The event will feature live entertainment, giveaways and refreshments. Find ways to become an engaged student at the Fall 2022 Club Fair! For additional information, contact the Office of Student Activities at GRivera@qcc.cuny.edu.

Academic Affairs

Degree Programs

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) is pleased to announce that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has approved the college’s applications for two new degree programs.  The first is an A.A.S. degree in Cybersecurity in the Department of Engineering Technology.  The second is an A.S. degree in Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences.  Prior to consideration by NYSED, the proposals were approved by the Academic Senate and the CUNY Board of Trustees.  OAA congratulates the departments on the new degree programs and recognizes the hard work of the faculty who developed the proposals.  Both programs will start in the Fall 2022 semester.  

 

Academic Momentum Plan

In our efforts to fulfill Queensborough’s goal of supporting the Academic Momentum Plan, the STEM Tuition Waiver Program was available to students for the Summer 2022 session.

The STEM Tuition Waiver was offered to students to support 611 courses.  Of those offered the waiver, 463 courses were taken and completed, with a grade of A through F.  Students with a W, WU, WN or INC grade did not receive the waiver.

Of those students who completed their courses, 46% received an A, 30% received a B, 13% received a C, 5% received a D, and the remaining 6% received an F.

The goal of the STEM Tuition Waivers is to promote credit accumulation in STEM courses while not jeopardizing TAP eligibility.  QCC students in good academic standing, a legal resident of New York City and enrolled in a degree or certificate program were offered the waiver to enroll in one STEM course (includes lab) during the Summer 2022 Session. Student fees are not covered by the waiver.

Additionally, a new scholarship provided by Con Edison was available to support undocumented students to take STEM courses this Summer Session. These students were not eligible to receive the STEM Tuition Waiver due to their citizenship status.  The scholarship was able to support the tuition and fees for 19 courses.  We hope to expand this program in order to support this segment of our student population in AY23.

 

ACUE Faculty Pinning Ceremony 

The Office of Academic Affairs would like to congratulate 53 faculty members who have earned a American Council on Education (ACE) Certification in Effective College Instruction.  Each of the faculty members completed a 25 module online workshop given by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) during the 2021-22 academic year.  The following faculty members have earned the certificate:

 

ACUE ITEL Recipients

Arthur Adair

Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Rezan  Akpinar

Health, Physical Education & Dance

Jennifer  Ault

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

Susan Budd

English

Alisa Cercone

English

Moni Chauhan

Chemistry

Carolina Chaves-O’Flynn

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Raquel Corona

English

Steven Dahlke

Music

Rondi Davies

Biological Sciences & Geology

Michael DeMarco

Social Sciences

Orsette Dias

Social Sciences

Heather Dunn

Art & Design

Margot Edlin

English

Franca Ferrari-Bridgers 

Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Urszula Golebiewska

Biological Sciences & Geology

Tirandai Hemraj-Benny

Chemistry

Chukwudi Ikwueze

Social Sciences

Stav Kemeny

Biological Sciences & Geology

Tim Keogh

History

Kevin Kolack

Chemistry

Wei Lai

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Raymond Lam

Engineering Technology

Paul Marchese

Physics

Alison Mello

Biological Sciences & Geology

Vartan  Messier

English

Richard  Micieli

Mathematics & Computer Science

Neera Mohess

Library

Kip Montgomery

Music

Hsiao-Liang Pai

Health, Physical Education & Dance

Elisa Powell

English

Angela Ridinger-Dotterman

English

Christopher Roblodowski

Biological Sciences & Geology

Regina Rochford

English

Tammi Rothman

English

Luz Marina Ruiz

Foreign Languages & Literatures

David Sacrestano

Biological Sciences & Geology

Christina Saindon

Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Melida Sanchez

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Nina Sarkar

Business

David Sarno

Chemistry

Celia Sporer

Social Sciences

Nathaniel Sullivan

Art & Design

Habiba Syed

CUNY Start

John Talbird

English

Mangala Tawde

Biological Sciences & Geology

Mark Ulrich

Business

Roumen Vragov

Business

Patrick Wallach

Mathematics & Computer Science

Fei Ye

Mathematics & Computer Science

Tanya Zhelezcheva

English

Zhou Zhou

Chemistry

Vincent Zompa

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

 

 

The Office of Academic Affairs would also like to congratulate 57 faculty members who earned a certificate in Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning from ACUE.  Each faculty member completed a 10 week ACUE workshop in either Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. The workshops were facilitated by Professor Kerri-Ann Smith, our Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  The following faculty members have earned the certificate:

 

Grant Recipients

Uzochukwu Adabanya

Biological Sciences & Geology

Zeynep Akcay Ozkan

Mathematics & Computer Science

Rezan Akpinar

Health, Physical Education & Dance

Jennifer  Ault

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

William Blick

Library

Adrian Bordoni

Social Sciences

Trikartikaningsih Byas

English

Carlene  Byfield

Nursing

Elizabeth Carroll

English

Charissa Che

English

Alison Cimino

English

Georgina Colalillo

Nursing

Jonathan Cornick

Mathematics & Computer Science

Raquel Corona

English

Beth Counihan

English

Yusuf Danisman

Mathematics & Computer Science

Sara Danzi Engoron

Biological Sciences & Geology

Melissa Dennihy

English 

Edward  Diller

Health, Physical Education & Dance

Franca Ferrari-Bridgers

Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Robin Ford

English

Elaine Friedman

Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Aviva Geismar

Health, Physical Education & Dance

Heather Huggins

Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Carolyn King

Mathematics & Computer Science

Patricia Kinneary

Nursing

Ashlie Klepper

Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Susan Lago 

English 

Wei Lai

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Raymond Lam

Engineering Technology

Jennifer  Maloy

English

Christina Manzo

Business

Nicole McClam

Health, Physical Education & Dance

Philip Nelan

Nursing

Rochelle Nelson

Biological Sciences & Geology

Andrew Nguyen

Biological Sciences & Geology

Valerie Peyer

English

Ernesto Porchetta

Mathematics & Computer Science

Karan Puri

Mathematics & Computer Science

Jody Resko

Social Sciences

Angela Ridinger-Dotterman

English

Kimberly Riegel

Physics

Madeline Ruggiero

Library

William Ryan

English

Marga  Ryersbach

Social Sciences

Jordan Schneider

English

Ilse Schrynemakers

English

Dugwon  Seo

Engineering Technology

Paul Sideris

Chemistry

Amy Traver

Social Sciences

Mark Ulrich

Business

Roumen Vragov

Business

Clara  Wajngurt

Mathematics & Computer Science

Kathleen Wentrack

Art & Design

John Yi

English

Liisa Yonker

Communication, Theatre, & Media Production

Tanya Zhelezcheva

English

 

 

The faculty members listed above will also be honored at a ceremony to be held on September 21, 2022 at 12:30 PM in the Science Building Atrium.  More details on the event will be published on the Queensborough Community College Website soon.  

 

 

Fellowship Leave Workshop

The Office of Academic Affairs will offer a workshop for those faculty who are considering applying for a fellowship leave for Fall 2023 on Wednesday September 14th from 12 to 2 pm in the President’s Conference Room. This workshop will cover all aspects of applying for and reporting back on a fellowship leave. A formal email invitation will be sent out shortly.

 

 

Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

 

Grants Awarded

April 22 – August 24, 2022

 

ACUE Faculty Recipients

Academic Affairs

 

 

 

 

Robin Hood Foundation: $32,781, Pullin, Michael; “Expansion of Transfer Explorer (T-REX) at the College”

Art & Design

 

CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences, Feliks Gross Award: Tekleab, Kebedech

Biological Sciences & Geology

 

CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences, Feliks Gross Award: Ghoshal, Sarbani

 

CUNY Office of the Chancellor, Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI): $32,240, Bhansali, Punita & Srivastava, Anuradha; “Addressing Racial Health Inequity through Student Internship Experiences” 

 

Continuing Education & Workforce Development

 

 

 

 

NYC Office of the Mayor: $26,495, Bateman, Kitty; “Adult Literacy Program”

 

New York State Education Department (NYSED): $1,875,000, Hsu, Hui Yin & Nota-Latif, Yicel; “Liberty Partnerships Program 2023-2027”

English

 

American Council of Learned Societies, Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships: $40,000, Corona, Raquel; “Documenting Dominican Women's Sexual Resistance: Building a Digital Repository for Their Stories”

 

American Council of Learned Societies, Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships: $40,000, Weathersby, Irvin Jr.; “In Open Contempt: Engaging Expressions of White Supremacy in Art and Public Space”

 

CUNY Office of the Chancellor, Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI): $12,000, Tuszynska, Agnieszka; ““A Damn Hard Fight”: The Life and Work of Willard Motley”

 

 

 

Health, Physical Education & Dance

 

CUNY Office of the Chancellor, Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI): $25,000, McClam, Nicole; “CUNY BA in African Diasporic Dance” 

 

Institutional Advancement

 

Carroll & Milton Petrie Foundation: $20,000, Weprin, Ronni; “Food Access and Insecurity”

Social Sciences

 

CUNY Office of the Chancellor, Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI): $11,640, Milton, Trevor; “An Earnest Struggle: Antiracism in a Post-Trump America” 

 

PSC-CUNY Cycle 53 Awards

Art & Design Department

Prof. Kebedech Tekleab
Blue & Gray: This Era of Exile
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional B

Biological Sciences & Geology Department

Dr. Rondi Davies
The Provenance and Ages of Glacial Sediments on Long Island
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

Dr. Sarbani Ghoshal
Adropin transgenesis protects against cognitive impairment due to metabolic dysregulation
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 A

Dr. Susan McLaughlin
Implementation of RNA interference to explore the role of polycystins and calcium sensing receptors in Hydra feeding behaviors
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

Dr. Andrew Nguyen
Examining the functions of STAT3 in modulating the redux potential and apoptosis
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

Dr. Amos Orlofsky
Regulation of host amino acid transporters by an intracellular parasite
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

Dr. Christopher Roblodowski
Functional Characterization of the Actin-binding domain of the Drosophila Protein Dunc115
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

Business Department

Dr. Roumen Vragov
Theoretical Examination of Voting Strategies in Electronic Referendum Mechanisms
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

 

Chemistry Department

Dr. Sujun Wei
The Design and Synthesis of Novel BODIPY Derivatives as the n-Type Materials in Organic Solares Cells
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A
 
Dr. Zhou Zhou
Synthesis of Cyanine Dyes with Double Activation Sites
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

 

Communications, Theatre, & Media Production Department

Dr. Christina Saindon
We've Never Met, but Let's be Friends: An Airbnb Superhost Story
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

 Engineering Technology Department

Dr. Guozhen An
Personality Recognition using Big-Five model and MBTI model
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A
 
Dr. Raymond Lam
Temperature Effects on Tensile Mechanical Properties and Microstructures of Three-Dimensional (3D) Printed Thermoplastics
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

 

English Department

Dr. Raquel Corona
Measuring the Impact of the Common Read at Queensborough Community College
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional B

Dr. Melissa Dennihy
Pandemic Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning During and After COVID-19
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional B
 
Dr. Vartan Messier
Errancies of Desire: Monstrous Masculinities Across the Atlantic - Preparation Costs
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A
 
Dr. Cara Murray
Technological Insecurity at the Bombay Mechanics' Institute: 1857-1897 
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A
 
Dr. Angela Ridinger-Dotterman
Casting Representations of Disability in The 9 Fridas and Frida: Stroke of Passion
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

Dr. William Ryan
"Act of Humanity": Black Suffering, Black Caregiving, and the Medical Case Study in the Yellow Fever Debate"
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A
 
Dr. Ilse Schrynemakers
Developing a QCC Academic E-Handbook for College Success
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A
 
Dr. Elizabeth Toohey
Reporting from Queens: Why Our Students Need Journalism and Why Journalism Needs Our Students
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional B

Foreign Languages & Literatures Department

Dr. Melida Sanchez
Josefa Acevedo de Gómez: A Biography
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

 

History Department

Dr. Timothy Keogh
Suburbs in Black and White: Struggling to Live and Work in Postwar Long Island
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

 

The Kurt R. Schmeller Library

Prof. Mi-Seon Kim
STEM Faculty and the ACRL Framework: A CUNY Wide Study
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional B

 

Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Dr. Wenjian Liu
Bayesian Reconstruction of Asymmetric Models on Two Dimensional Regular Grids
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

Dr. Susana Pinheiro
On a model for two competing pathogen strains with infection history
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional B

Dr. Biao Wang
Minimal surfaces of Riemann type in hyperbolic space
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

Music Department

Dr. Scott Litroff
Creating the Smooth Jazz Sound: An Exploration of Popular Music
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 52 Traditional B

 

Social Sciences Department

Dr. Gabriel Lataianu
Flores Agreement under Siege - The Implications of Weakening the Flores Agreement for Immigrant Children in the US (2018-2020)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A
 
Dr. Jody Resko
Reimagining Our Campus After COVID: A Community College Service-Learning Project
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 53 Traditional A

 

 

 

Office of Center for Excellence in Teaching and learning (CETL) and the Office of Educational Technology (OET)

 

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) continues to offer virtual and in-person professional development opportunities and individual consultations regarding instructional practice, scholarship, and pedagogical strategies for using educational technology.  The High Impact Practices (HIPs) workshops provide ongoing support in integrating Academic Service Learning, Common Read, Global Diversity Learning, Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups, Undergraduate research, and Writing Intensive. CETL has scheduled a workshop series on the "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" in order to support faculty in the process of systematic scholarly inquiry that focuses on teaching practices and student learning. ​All Faculty are encouraged to visit CETL and OET homepages to see a complete listing of all upcoming events and professional development opportunities.

 

The Office of Educational Technology (OET)

The Office of Educational Technology will be offering a series of webinars on Instructional Technology during the first three weeks of Fall 2022. The webinars have been designed to provide an introduction to a wide variety of tools and third-party applications available through the CUNY’s Learning Management System (Blackboard). We strongly recommend our faculty to visit the OET web site to see a complete listing of all upcoming Distance Learning Webinars and Professional Development Opportunities. 
Office of Educational Technology: https://www.qcc.cuny.edu/oet/

 

The “Fall 2022 -  Are you Ready? Student Learning Readiness Course” is currently available through Blackboard. This course is currently available under "My Organizations" module on the Blackboard Home page for all students. While the course is likely to be most useful to first-time freshman who have the least familiarity with Blackboard, the course material could also be beneficial to any student who might need a refresher. With this in mind, the Are you Ready? course has been set up so all students can access the course, including continuing and transfer students. 

 

Currently, the Office of Educational Technology is offering Drop-in Virtual Office Hours through Blackboard Collaborate. Faculty can join the OET Virtual Office to speak with an IT Academic Specialist, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Office of Institutional Advancement

The Donor Appreciation Reception, hosted by President Mangino and the QCC Fund, Inc., will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. on the Great Lawn to thank donors of the College for their continued support of students. A program, following the cocktail reception, will feature faculty and students engaging in dynamic conversations about undergraduate research, artistic accomplishments, and the College’s latest news.

Annual Fund Campaign:

 

The Office of Institutional Advancement is preparing to launch its Annual Fund Campaign. Internal and external members of the campus community may choose to support merit scholarships, student scholarships, the Lucille A. Bova Food Pantry, faculty development, or another key service or program that resonates with them. The link to give online is  www.qcc.cuny.edu/GIVE. Checks can be made payable to the QCC Fund, Inc. and sent to the Office of Institutional Advancement at Queensborough Community College, Room A-508, 222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364. The Annual Fund Campaign will make both an immediate and life-long impact on our students.

 

 

Art Gallery

 

Exhibition:

 

September 16, 2022 through October 16, 2022

Transporting the Spirit

 

The opening of this exhibit will be on September 16, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

 

The works from Papuan Gulf. presented in this exhibit, were collected by Marc Seidler while he was a hotelier on Daru, a small island in the region. The power objects in this exhibit (masks, Gope boards, Orihobo ceremonial costumes, and drums links to the old beliefs and practices of the Papua New Guinea peoples.

 

The Art Gallery is happy to report that a $20,000 cash donation was secured during our efforts to increase the Gallery’s Endowment Fund.

 

The Gallery’s new website is set to launch early next month. The Gallery has resumed normal operations and is open for visitors during posted hours. 

 

 

 

Kupferberg Holocaust Center

 

LAUNCH OF THE 2022-2023 KHC-NEH COLLOQUIUM:

Trauma, Remembrance and Compassion

https://khc.qcc.cuny.edu/neh-programs/

What is trauma? What does it mean to remember? What is compassion? This year’s colloquium explores trauma, both historically and in our contemporary culture, and how remembrance and compassion both have, and continue to offer, meaningful responses to atrocities. If genocide and incarceration are crimes and practices that silence people and remove their humanity from them, then remembering is an act of restoration. In preserving the stories of those who have been dehumanized, we honor their suffering and affirm their humanity. In this colloquium, we explore remembrance as a social action that speaks back to the destructiveness and dehumanization of trauma. We also explore how to meaningfully engage with trauma, to hold space for and learn from past traumas. Finally, we seek to identify ways to respond to trauma through compassion, to consider how in the face of traumas, we can choose to act deliberately to alleviate suffering.  Organized in dialogue with contemporary issues, the series is aligned with the current KHC exhibit, The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide.

2022-23 Faculty Fellows:

Dr. Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, Associate Professor of English

Dr. Ilse Schrynemakers, Associate Professor of English

Dr. Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson, Associate Professor of Communication, Theatre, and Media Production

John Yi, Lecturer of English

KHC ORIGINAL EXHIBITION:

The Concentration Camps: Inside the Nazi System of Incarceration and Genocide

On View and Online

https://khc.qcc.cuny.edu/camps/

This year, the KHC will be offering self-guided audio tours of its original exhibition, which surveys the scope and brutality of the Nazi system of incarceration and genocide, underscoring the horrific consequences of antisemitism, racism, and authoritarianism. In addition to the exhibit’s text, images, and artifacts, personal testimonies from local Holocaust survivors offer painful insights into these excruciating landscapes of degradation and dehumanization. This exhibit is curated by Dr. Cary Lane, KHC 2020-21 Curator-in-Residence and Associate Professor of English at Queensboorugh. 

PROGRAMMING:

For list of all public programming offered in the Fall 2022 semester, visit: https://khc.qcc.cuny.edu/events-2/

KHC-NEH Lecture:

Trauma in Digital Spaces: The Future of Holocaust Remembrance

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Dr. Rachel Baum, Deputy Director, Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

KHC-NEH Faculty Workshop:

Using Image Theatre in the Classroom to Guide Difficult Discussions

 

Friday, September 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. EDT

 

Dr. Christina Marín, Program Director of theatre and film at Phoenix College 

 

KHC-NEH Lecture:

The Digitization of Genocide Memory: Consequences and Contestation

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. EDT

 

Dr. David J. Simon, Director of the Genocide Studies Program, Yale University 

Human Rights and the Museum Series

 

Decolonizing Design and Cultural Symbols

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. EDT

 

Darienne Turner, Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas, The Baltimore Museum of Art 

PLEASE NOTE:

Recordings for all programing will be available on the KHC website: https://khc.qcc.cuny.edu/recordings/

Visit the Education page of the KHC website at https://khc.qcc.cuny.edu/education/ for a complete listing of our comprehensive library guides and to view recorded events from our past NEH colloquia.

 

 

Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC)

 

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. (Rain date – 9/24/22)

The Movin’ Out Band starring Wade Preston

FREE CONCERT AT FORT TOTTEN IN BAYSIDE

Direct from Billy Joel’s Broadway hit Movin’ Out, Wade Preston delivers an exciting show with time honored favorites. It is not often a man can sit in front of a piano and command full attention, but Preston can drop a stadium full of jaws, keeping his audiences engaged and participating. Wade played the Piano Man role in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Broadway hit Movin’ Out for its entire 3 ½ year run, and starred in the national tour road show. Today he reunites with the Movin’ Out Band™, to pay tribute to the one and only Billy Joel! This concert is being sponsored by Councilmember Vickie Paladino.

October 8, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Gotta Dance Kids!

QPAC invites children, ages 8-14, to participate in an exciting dance workout offered on Saturdays. Choreography, as seen on Broadway and in the movies, is re-created to provide a fun way of 

working out. Fall workshops will be held virtually (participants must have access to computer video & sound). Program sponsored by Councilmembers: Gennaro and Lee.


August 25, 2022 – December 16, 2022

QPAC’s From Page to Stage (On-Going Faculty Collaborations):

Virtual reenactments of classic novels and plays, historic events, and dramatic readings. An ongoing series of educational presentations (done live and recorded for continued use). These virtual renditions of great works, will be available in perpetuity for use by the collaborating department (English, Theater, History, Language, Media classes, etc.). Any work can be researched, rehearsed, and presented. Historic speeches can be recreated. There is no fee for this service. After the initial live presentation, these works can be utilized in the classroom over and over. Special in-person live events can be accommodated for which classes can be invited.

 

THE SUBMISSION PROCESS IS ON-GOING:

  • Requests for adaptations will be reviewed on an on-going basis.
  • Faculty can request specific works by sending an email to Susan Agin, Executive & Artistic Director, QPAC (SAgin@qcc.cuny.edu). 
  • Assuming the availability of the material and copyright permissions, a performance/recording schedule will be submitted within two (2) weeks following each proposal is received. 

 

We encourage submissions and remain available to answer any questions.

 

  PUBLIC RELATIONS

Queensborough Alum Mateo Sáenz to Be Featured as the Next Profile in Our Humans of Queensborough Video Series:

Our first Humans of Queensborough profile video, since the beginning of the pandemic, is nearly finished. The series taps the extensive talents of every member of the Creative Services/PR teams to put a human face on the experiences of being a Queensborough student: their backgrounds; the challenges they face to complete their degrees; and their paths post-graduation. Mateo earned an A.S. in Biotechnology from Queensborough. Mateo earned a $50,000 grant awarded by the National Science Foundation for his work with the Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge. An Ecuadorian immigrant, Mateo earned his BS in Cell & Molecular Biology from John Jay and just earned his EMT license from Stony Brook University. Mateo’s next plans on attending medical school to become a physician.

 

TECHNOLOGY 

 

Digital Signage 

 

YoDeck will replace the College’s existing digital signage system which has reached end of life. The hardware is currently being installed and configured. The Administration Building’s first floor monitors will be used for training and testing purposes before expanding campus wide.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.