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MNews: a big foam representation of Brother Jasper


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School Spirit. Give the Manhattan crowd credit: They remained lively well into the second half even though their team was getting manhandled. (The sizable contingent of Stags fans, by the way, matched their enthusiasm and then some.) Manhattan doesn’t have a mascot — though we see no reason there shouldn’t be a giant foam representation of Brother Jasper of Mary, the university’s onetime baseball coach, prefect of discipline, and possible inventor of the seventh-inning stretch, for whom the teams are named — but they do have cheerleaders, a dance squad, and a band. In general, we were kind of astounded by how much of the goings on resembled a high-school game, and not just because of the layout of the venue: The softball team sold 50/50 raffle tickets to raise money, the dance team sold team calendars to raise money (they presumably got this idea from Zach Morris), and bunches of green and white balloons provided some low-budget décor. Score: 6/10.

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Great Brother Jasper’s Ghost!!!

I think he’s onto something.

While a big foam representation of Brother Jasper might be fun, I’m sure the Brothers would see it as disrespectful. And, the crowd would be impacted, he was after all the Prefect of Discipline. Not a fan of rowdy or “edgy” students.

But, maybe we do need a “Jasper”, like the RU Scarlett Knight, or the WVU Mountain Man.

Now, what would a Jasper carry?

A beer and a slide rule?


Maybe MC will commission Jerry to create one. Or, license Jasperman?

Many a true word is said in jest!

Bet a lot of alums would pay to see that!

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MFound: MC Gaelic Society raise money for cancer cure


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Relay for Life link
To members of Manhattan College Gaelic Society

Kevin Duffy
    February 17 at 9:13am

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Hey everyone,

The following is the link for the Relay for Life team. All you have to do is click on it and then click join team.


Thank you

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2010 Relay For Life of Manhattan College NY

Saturday, April 10th from 3 pm to Sunday, April 11th at 3 am at Draddy

Our Reason to Relay

Fighting cancer is a team effort. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone.

At the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer. By joining or donating to our team, you will be a part of a life-changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Please make a donation, or join our team and help us create a world where cancer can no longer claim another year of anyone’s life.

If you would like to make a donation to an individual team member, please click on their name within the Team Roster below.

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To donate, under the banner of the Manhattan College Gaelic Society


in case the long link breaks: (why do people insist on using them?)


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MFound: Lasallian brand pics

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I posted 10 photos on Facebook in the album “Manhattan College Engagement Sessions” http://bit.ly/8YT2e4

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[JR: Interesting? I agree. As a low index injineer, I'd say "gives ya a bucket and shows you the well". It is ALWAYS up to you.]

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MFound: Nice words about MC



February 09, 2010
Recognizing Brand Leadership
Rex Whisman

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Yesterday and today I have the pleasure of facilitating a number of meetings on the campus of Manhattan College as part of a national education brand initiative that will connect over 40 secondary schools and six colleges and universities throughout the United States and Toronto. All schools are a part of an international network of Lasallian institutions.

These schools and the Christian Brothers order were founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Catholic Patron Saint of Teachers. Just outside of our meeting spaces here at Manhattan, hang a number of banners that includes De La Salle and the Past-Presidents of the College. What a great way to honor the teachings and traditions of the past, and help visually recruit and retain brand champions. Each banner starts the conversation about story of this fine institution.

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[JR: Yup, the "brand" is critical to keeping the doors open.]

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JHQ: Aftermath Of Genocide In Cambodia 3/4 PM


February 5, 2010

Manhattan College’s Holocaust Resource Center Hosts Lecture About The Aftermath Of Genocide In Cambodia

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center will host a lecture, The Aftermath of Genocide in Cambodia: the UN and the Failures of National Reconciliation, given by Dr. Benny Widyono on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The event, which will take place in Smith Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

Widyono is the author of Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge and the United Nations in Cambodia (2007). His book is not only a political memoir but also is an account of the flawed efforts of UN peacekeeping and the inadequacies of the international response to genocide by the Khmer Rouge in the aftermath of the Cold War.

After serving as a provincial director in the United Nations Transitional Authority on Cambodia (UNTAC) in 1992-1993, Widyono was named personal representative of the United Nations secretary-general in Cambodia in 1994. He remained in that post until 1997, when he retired from the United Nations after 34 years.

In retirement, Widyono has served as an economic advisor on Southeast Asian issues both in academia and in the business world. Since 2006, Widyono has been professor of economics at the University of Connecticut at Stamford.

For more information about this event, please call Dr. Jeff Horn, director of the Holocaust Resource Center at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7129 or email jeff.horn@manhattan.edu.

The history of the Holocaust Resource Center dates back to 1996, when discussions among concerned faculty and administrators at the College and in the Riverdale community led to its founding with the mission of promoting Catholic-Jewish dialogue and educating future generations about the Holocaust. The center inaugurated its Visiting Scholars Program the next year, and in 2006, an additional annual lecture was added to the series that focuses on genocides other than the Holocaust.

More information about the Holocaust Resource Center can be found on its Web site at home.manhattan.edu/holocaustcenter.

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JHQ: Honor Brother Robert Berger Friday 2/5

Jaspers to Honor Brother Robert Berger during Basketball Doubleheader
Manhattan to Send Vice President of Student Life off in Style at Halftime of Men’s ESPNU Game

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan Athletic Department in conjunction with Student Government will honor Vice President for Student Life Brother Robert Berger F.S.C. Friday for over 20 years of service to the College during the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader. Brother Robert will step down from his position as Vice President of Student Life at the conclusion of the 2009-10 academic year concentrating as a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department. Fans, students and alumni are encouraged to come out to Draddy Gymnasium to help send Brother Robert off in style with a special ceremony during the Jaspers ESPNU televised contest versus Marist at 9 p.m. The first 1,000 students through the turnstiles will receive a commemorative Brother Robert souvenir.

The eventful evening kicks off at 6 p.m. when the Lady Jaspers host upstate MAAC rival Siena, which is currently locked in a third place tie with Manhattan. The women’s game will feature a ‘Commuter Night’ theme as Manhattan students will have the opportunity to win a meal plan and parking space on campus. Following the game, the Lady Jaspers will host an Alumni Reception in the Faculty Dinning Room from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Admission to the reception is $10 and attendees are required to RSVP via email to Deborah.Gregory@manhattan.edu or by phone 718-862-7223.

There will be a formal presentation halftime of the nationally televised men’s game versus the Red Foxes to show appreciation to Brother Robert for his dedicated service to Manhattan College and its students. Also during the game, selected students will have the opportunity to sink a half court shot to win either a car or a semester of books.

Brother Robert returned to Manhattan College in 1988, fifteen years after he had received his undergraduate degree from the College. During this time, Brother Robert taught mathematics and religion at several secondary schools. He also served as the assistant chaplain at the Aquinas Institute of Princeton University (1985-88). During his time at Manhattan, Brother Robert received a Fullbright Memorial Scholarship to study the educational system in Japan. He spent the 1998-99 academic year abroad while on sabbatical from Manhattan. Brother Robert also received the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award from Manhattan College for the 1993-94 academic year. Brother Robert has served as the Vice President of Student Life and Associate Professor of Religious Studies since 1997.

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[JR: Can you tell when?]

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Dear John,

   The event is this Friday night, Feb 5

>Jaspers to Honor Brother Robert Berger during Basketball Doubleheader
> Manhattan to Send Vice President of Student Life off in Style at Halftime of Men’s ESPNU Game


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. BUT tell the truth, you didn't find that in the announcement?]

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JHQ: Dr. William Clyde MC EVP / Provost


January 11, 2010

Manhattan College Names Dr. William Clyde As Next Executive Vice President And Provost

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Dr. William Clyde has been named the next executive vice president and provost of Manhattan College, effective July 1. Clyde will replace Dr. Weldon Jackson, who served Manhattan for 13 years before stepping down from his position at the end of 2009.

Since 2007, Clyde has served as vice president for academic affairs at Queens University, a private Presbyterian-affiliated institution located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In his current role, Clyde has been instrumental in developing and implementing a major reorganization plan for Queens University’s academic units based on efficiency, clarity, and attractiveness to students. He has worked closely with the institution’s board of trustees, board of visitors, and boards of advisors while revitalizing Queens’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Clyde’s work in strengthening Queens University’s institutional effectiveness led to the creation of the university’s office of institutional research and assessment, the center for academic success, which emphasizes student support and retention, and the center for excellence in teaching and learning. In addition, he has worked to raise dramatically the level of available technology resources on campus, including online registration and hybrid courses.

“Dr. Clyde brings to Manhattan an impressive depth and breadth of experience, a strong record of accomplishment as an educator and administrator, and a reputation for creative thinking in response to complex challenges,” says Dr. Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College. “His dedication to mission is evident through his work in support of a broad program of community outreach, service-learning, and international development projects.”

Clyde began his career as an investment officer at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago before becoming vice president of investments at First National Bank of Chicago (now part of JP Morgan Chase), where he specialized in foreign exchange markets. He joined the faculty of Quinnipiac College (now Quinnipiac University) in 1990, and for seventeen years taught courses in financial management, corporate finance, and securities analysis, among other subjects, earning tenure there in 1995 and rising to the rank of full professor in 1998. From 1995 through 2007, he held a series of administrative appointments of increasing responsibility and complexity: program director, dean of academic technology, dean of the College of Professional Studies, and finally associate vice president for academic affairs.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics and chemistry from DePauw University in Indiana, Clyde earned an M.S. in chemistry from New York University and a Ph.D. in economics from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is the author of Using Technology in Teaching, published by Yale University Press in March 2005, as well as numerous academic papers, articles, and professional presentations.

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JHQ: Dr. Richard Satterlee VP For Student Life


January 11, 2010

Manhattan College Names Dr. Richard Satterlee As Next Vice President For Student Life

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Dr. Richard Satterlee has been named the next vice president for student life at Manhattan College, effective July 1. Satterlee will replace Br. Robert Berger, who will step down from his position in June after nine years

Satterlee has served in the position of assistant vice president for student development at Loyola University of Maryland (formerly Loyola College of Maryland) since July 2001.

In his current role, Satterlee serves on the vice president’s senior student-affairs team, and has direct supervisory responsibility for a wide range of departments, including leadership and new student programs, student activities, recreational sports, and academic advising for varsity athletes.

Satterlee also has extensive experience in integrated learning communities, student judicial matters, crisis response, and facilities programming and planning, having served as his division’s coordinator for Loyola’s Fitness and Aquatics Center, its recent expansion of its student center and first-year residence halls, and its recently completed athletic complex. During his time at Loyola, he has demonstrated leadership in a broad range of areas, including strategic planning and personnel development.

“Dr. Satterlee is a strong and eloquent advocate of Catholic higher education and has firmly established himself at Loyola as a leader in developing a campus culture that is conducive to the education of the whole student – in mind, body and spirit,” says Dr. Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College.

Satterlee began his career as an English teacher at Taft High School in Lincoln City, Oregon, and has also served as an adjunct professor of education at Loyola since 2004. Prior to arriving at Loyola, he spent nearly seven years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, rising from assistant director of intramural and recreational sports to director of the student recreation center. He moved to Loyola in February 1995 as director of recreational sports.

“I am extremely excited to join Manhattan College as the next vice president for student life,” says Satterlee. “I was so impressed with the powerful sense of community at Manhattan that I experienced when I visited with students, faculty and administration during the search process – a characteristic that I am certain finds its origins in the community’s shared Catholic, Lasallian heritage. I also believe that further enhancement of Manhattan’s student life program can be central to achieving its aspirations and I look forward to being a partner in this endeavor.”

An active member of several professional associations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the Center for Academic Integrity, Satterlee is a frequent presenter at professional conferences. This past November, he delivered “Exploring How Student Employment Affects the Academic and Co-curricular Choices of Sophomores” at the 16th National Conference on Students in Transition in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in English from Occidental College in Los Angeles, Satterlee earned a Masters of education in college services administration from Oregon State University. He recently completed his Ph.D. in educational leadership at the University of Maryland in College Park.

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MFound: MC Quadrangle Opinions on Facebook




   MC Quadrangle Opinions/Editorial Writers


   Student Groups – Clubs & Societies


   Something annoying you? Feel that some pressing issue needs to be addressed and it isn’t being? Want share your opinions with your peers?

   Of course, you do! It’s because you, like the rest of humanity, are opinionated, but in a good way!

   The Opinions/Editorial section of The Quadrangle is in need of good, articulate people like yourself to write for it this term.

   At The Quadrangle, we are eager to hear what you have to say about issues concerning the MC community, the Riverdale/Kingsbridge neighborhood, the New York City area, the nation, and the whole wide world!

   This section of the newspaper most intimately reflects the views of the student body on a whole host of issues. We are the soap box and bully pulpit for all Jaspers.

   The Op./Ed section is in need of writers who hold strong views on a variety of subjects affecting MC. We only ask that your contributions are rooted in fact and research and that there are free of the mudslinging and vulgar attacks we too often see in the media these days. Also, correct grammar is greatly appreciated.

   Add your voice to the conversation! Be heard!

   The Quadrangle meets every Wednesday at 3:30 in Miguel Hall- Room 201.

   Op./Ed. Editor: Joseph H. Smith

   Op./Ed. Assistant Editor: Kelly Shine

   We look forward to seeing!

   Please contact us if have any questions about writing for our section.

   Thanks for your interest!

   Now, let’s kvetch! (read less)

Privacy Type:

   Open: All content is public to the Manhattan College network.

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MFound: U remember 17?


And when I woke up, I was OLD!


Posted by NYCCityAmbassador on Jan 07, 2010 at 09:31 PM

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Has your life turned out to be all you expected? I’m interested in what you all think… Here’s the scenerio:

Picture yourself at your favorite age (for me, it was 17). Think about where you were then: your views, your attitude on life, your friends (Were you shallow? Were you quick to judge? Were you into a specific genre of music/movies/TV? Did you have a specific hobby (or boyfriend!?!) you “couldn’t live without”? Did you want to become a mother? Did you want to be a lawyer? President?

CONTEST DESCRIPTION: OK. Now imagine that you went to bed one night (at that age) and when you woke up, it was January of 2010. Tell me what you see, what you feel, what you think. Are you happy with where you are?

PRIZE: I am not giving away any broadway show tickets, I am not giving away any kitchen sets, I am not giving away any birthday parties. Actually, what I AM giving away is something much more valuable. Let’s see if we can truly get to know each other. More importantly, let’s get to know OURSELVES.

HOW TO ENTER: Simply think about the scenerio I shared, and reply with your thoughts. I’ll start below. Follow my lead.

CONTEST ENDS: It doesn’t ! We’re always growing and changing, and as mothers, we especially learn that we need to adapt to different phases and stages of our lives. Let’s all accept who we are and where we’re at. Then we can begin to adjust the parts that might need some TLC!


Jen (NevalandMom)
Your NYC City Ambassador!

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on Jan 07, 2010 at 10:03 PM

OK, so I fell asleep one night in 1992, when I was 17 years old. A senior in high school, dating my childhood sweetheart since we were 15, planning on starting the pre-med program at Manhattan College the following September on my road to becoming a pediatrician. I wanted 2.4 children, with a house in Westchester with a white picket fence and a dog named Max. Stephen and I would live happily ever after.

When I woke up, it was 2010. My goodness! I was much heavier, had much longer hair, and where was Stephen? The man in the bed next to me was OLD, like 40! I was about to run, when I looked at the wedding photo above the bed and realized he was my husband! Confused, I continued to check out my surroundings. I walked around the apartment (seems I am still living in the same neighborhood I grew up in? What happened to the house in the suburbs with the fence and the dog and the 2.4 children?) and saw another bedroom. There was a little girl sleeping in the bed, who, ironically, looked a heck of a lot like I did when I was about 7. Was she mine? WOW! She was cute

I kept walking and came upon another bedroom with THREE (whoa!) cribs in it! I went and looked into each one, and the three little boys I saw were so adorable! Who’s kids were these and where was their mother? I watched each of them sleep for a little while, thinking how lucky the mother was, and trying to understand why I felt this bond with them, like they were mine. Were they? FOUR? FOUR KIDS?

When everyone started to wake up and I learned a bit more about myself, I realized that I was very happily married to Paul (after divorcing Stephen), and what was important to me in 1992 meant absolutely nothing to me now that I had this man and these four children in my life.

I am NOT a pediatrician (well, a mom is a pediatrician to some degree, right?), I am a family therapist on a LOOONG maternity leave, and I am currently working from home as a City Ambassador for MomsLikeMe.com (a concept that in 1992 would have made NO sense… Internet Mommy? What was that?)

I can say that God has given me much more than I ever imagined from 1992. I would still LOVE to have our own house, not necessarily in suburbia! I am happy with what I have been given, and I recognized how blessed I truly am.

Jen (NevalandMom)
Your NYC City Ambassador!

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[JR: Amusing? Who can remember 17? Only the 18's.]

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