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Pictured on the cover: Molloy faculty authors
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                           Message from the
                                                                                                 WINTER/SPRING 2015

                                                                                                    VOL. 16 NO. 1

                                                                                       Edward J. Thompson
                                                                                       Vice President for Advancement

     During the months of September and October, I began what I dubbed the             Supervising Editor
“Molloy 2020 – A Vision for the Future” listening tour. I met with over 500 faculty,   Ken Young
staff, administrators, students and alumni in 28 groups.                               Director of Public Relations

    I asked the following critical questions of each group:
                                                                                       Jacquie Martin-Rath
    1.   What is your vision for Molloy in 2020? What should we maintain and
                                                                                       Assistant Director of Public Relations
         what should we change?
    2.   What issues need to be attended to in order for Molloy to continue to be
         successful and so we can reach the vision you have for Molloy in 2020?        Designers
                                                                                       Francis Bonnet
     The whole experience was so invigorating to me personally -- to know how          Senior Graphic Designer
much interest everyone has in the College for it to be the best it can be and how
truly committed these individuals are to our students and to our mission. I was        Sara Palazzolo
also impressed by the amazing creativity in our college community.                     Junior Graphic Designer
     Many themes emerged from this two-month exercise, with the most common
theme being “To maintain a focus on the centrality and importance of the mis-
sion.” Many spoke of the importance of our Catholic and Dominican traditions, our      Contributors
value-centered culture and our strong sense of community.                              Maureen Carey, Ph.D.
     Although Molloy has grown into a complex institution of higher learning, our      Mike DeVito
mission has not changed from our humble beginnings. Through a rigorous curric-         Debra Falk
ulum with a focus on service to others, we continue to educate and transform ev-
                                                                                       Marion Flomenhaft, Ph.D.
ery student. With more than 50 undergraduate academic programs and an ever-
increasing number of graduate and doctoral programs, our reputation continues          Diane Fornieri
to grow in scope, both nationally and internationally.                                 Michelle Fradua
     A key component of this success is our dynamic faculty, who are highly dedi-      Mark James, Ph.D.
cated to teaching and research. As you will see by our cover story, many of our        Demosthenes Maratos
faculty have published scholarly works in their chosen field. I invite you to meet
                                                                                       Marilyn Marra
some of them as you explore the pages of this magazine.
     Thank you for your continued interest in the success of our fine institution.     Kathleen Maurer Smith, Ph.D.
If you would like to read my full report from the “Molloy 2020 – A Vision for the      Madeline McDonagh
Future” listening tour, you will find it on our website at      Cynthia Costanzo Metzger
Documents/molloy_2020_colloquium_highlights.pdf                                        Catherine Muscente
                                                                                       Francis Oliver
                                                                                       Sherry Radowitz, Ph.D.
                                                                                       Mary Scanio
                                                                                       Richard Slattery
                                                              Drew Bogner, Ph.D.
                                                                                       Cody Snapp
                                                                                       Caroline Tamer
                                                                                       Anthony Vela

MOLLOY COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT                                                       Jeff Wilson
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Faculty Members Find
               Literary Success

            m                                olloy faculty members are dedicated to
                                             learning and education, and many of them
                                             love to share their passion by writing and
                                             editing books on diverse subjects. We’ve
                                             compiled a list of some of the projects Molloy
                                             faculty have been working on during the last
                 18 months. The exciting subject matter covers a wide-range of topics and
                 genres…there certainly is something for everyone.

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Statehood of Affairs and Water Damage
                             Daniel Cillis, M.B.A., Ph.D., Professor of Business

                                  Statehood of Affairs is set in 1911, and New Mexico is at the center of an international
                             conspiracy that threatens its statehood. The unjust commitment of a woman to an insane
                             asylum reveals a plot to find a missing document, Article X of the Treaty of Mesilla—the Re-
                             vert Document. If the document emerges before New Mexico can attain statehood, Mexico
                             could recover the lost territory and change history. Tensions rise as the U.S. and Mexico pur-
                             sue the document to control the territories. The story has present day implications for the
                             American/Mexican border and immigration issues.
                                  Water Damage, the sequel to Statehood of Affairs, was be released in January, 2015. This
                             political adventure creates a vivid view of the pre-World War I era in New Mexico and New
                             York. The nexus between the U.S. violation of the Revert Document and the Kaiser’s secret
                             war against America leads to the dawn of terrorism in America.

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About___________*
I Learned from Monty Python
Brian Cogan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communications;
and Jeff Massey, Ph.D., Professor of English

     Throughout their five seasons on British television (and well
into the troop’s movie sequels and assorted solo projects), Mon-
ty Python became a worldwide symbol not only for taking serious sub-
jects and making them silly, but also for treating silly subjects seriously.
Significantly, Monty Python provided a treasure trove of erudite “in” jokes, offering
sly allusions to subjects as diverse as T.S. Elliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral” (as part of
a commercial for a weight loss product) and how to conjugate Latin properly (as ex-
plained by a Roman centurion to a Jewish zealot painting anti-Roman graffiti on a wall).
It was this combination of uniquely highbrow, but essentially silly humor, that inspired
countless followers, from Saturday Night Live to South Park.
     This (often) hilarious and (sometimes) helpful guide puts Python’s myriad refer-
ences into context for the legion of fans, scholars, and pop culture aficionados who still
strive to “get” Monty Python.

                              Breaking the Mold of Classroom Management: What Educators
                              Should Know and Do to Enable Student Success
                              Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D., Professor of Education; and Audrey Cohan, Ed.D.,
                              Professor of Education (Editors)

                                   This fifth book in the Breaking the Mold series addresses classroom man-
                              agement from a 21st century perspective. As an edited volume contain-
                              ing 20 chapters, it is a valuable resource not only for pre-service and new-
                              ly-hired teachers, but for all teachers who are committed to creating vibrant
                              learning environments where active student engagement, high expectations, a col-
                              laborative spirit, and a culture of respect permeate the atmosphere. The practical strat-
                              egies presented in the book will assist teachers in transitioning from controlled en-
                              vironments to classrooms where shared leadership and active learning are evident.

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Beyond Core Expectations: A Schoolwide Framework for Serving
       the Not-So-Common Learner (2014)
       Maria G. Dove, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education; Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D.,
       Professor of Education; and Audrey Cohan Ed.D., Professor of Education

            This useful guide supports the needs of culturally, linguistically, and academically
       diverse learners, and demonstrates how a shared vision and schoolwide instructional prac-
       tices can increase student engagement, and ensure that not-so-common learners benefit
       from academic rigor. Written with school leaders as well as teachers in mind, the authors
       take a system-wide approach and offer a model for serving diverse learners via six distinct,
       yet complementary, pathways to improve programs, policies, and practices for all learners.
       This book outlines key concepts and showcases real-life vignettes from schools that have
       successfully applied these principles.

                                          Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners:
                                          A Leader’s Guide (2015)
                                          Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D., Professor of Education; and Maria G. Dove, Ed.D.,
                                          Associate Professor of Education

                                               This publication is a concise yet comprehensive guide for school leaders to create a
                                          collaborative model of instruction for English learners (ELs). It addresses the unique needs
                                          of ELs and the latest research findings on best instructional practices for their benefit.
                                          With the population of English learners increasing throughout the country, schools need
                                          proven systems for ensuring that all students are able to meet more rigorous learning
                                          standards. Pioneered by its authors, this book outlines a powerful, collaborative approach
                                          for serving English learners in K-12 school settings.

          New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its
          Policies and Practices
          John A. Eterno, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in
          Criminal Justice (Editor)

               Studying the flagship New York City Police Department is critical to understanding po-
          licing and democratic society. An examination of the department by experts who have been
          studying it for years, The New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its Policies and Prac-
          tices provides a frank and open discussion about the NYPD from an elite group of scholars
          with varying viewpoints and concerns.
               The authors in this book are uniquely qualified to discuss and analyze the intricacies of
          policies and their impact. Researchers working the streets of Brooklyn expose stop-and-frisk
          policies. An expert academic covers marijuana arrest policies and their implications on citi-
          zens. The impact of the NYPD’s development of innovative technology is demonstrated by a
          recently retired captain who worked on developing the department’s real-time crime center.

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Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12: How
to Meet the Common Core State Standards with Lessons from the
Vicky Giouroukakis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education;
and Maureen Connolly, Ed.D.

     This book is a resource for teachers who want to revamp their secondary English
Language Arts (ELA) curriculum to reflect the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It
makes the implementation of the CCSS for ELA concrete by providing adaptable, exemplary
lesson plans in each of the CCSS strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and lan-
guage. Each lesson includes connections to supporting theory, including the Backward De-
sign model, variations to differentiate lessons for diverse student populations, ways to link
the lesson to technology and service learning, and reproducible handouts.

                                   Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science,
                                   and Technical Subjects, Grades 6-12
                                   Vicky Giouroukakis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education;
                                   and Maureen Connolly, Ed.D.

                                        The new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are not
                                   just for English teachers. Fluent reading and writing are critically important to the study
                                   of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects as well. This book provides con-
                                   tent-area teachers with the practical tools they need to support students’ literacy develop-
                                   ment. These include model classroom-tested, CCSS-based lessons and the Backward De-
                                   sign approach to curriculum development to help set and meet instructional goals. Each
                                   lesson includes teaching strategies, ways to incorporate technology and media, variations
                                   for differentiation, interdisciplinary connections, and links to the work of major education-
                                   al theorists.

I’ll Take Half: A Mathematical Enrichment Story Paperback
Robert F. Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Computer Studies

     This book is written for fourth to sixth-grade students to provide enrichment in math-
ematics and can be useful for teachers to supplement the math curriculum in those grades.
Enrichment topics are presented by engaging the reader in a fantasy story. Building on
the mathematics already learned in elementary school, the story enhances the student’s
understanding of general mathematical ideas of equality, congruence, symmetry, and
uniqueness, and also introduces mathematical reasoning. It is a story within a story that
will surprise the reader, showing outcomes that are contrary to the reader’s preconceived
ideas. The examples give readers a clearer understanding of the mathematical concepts
and challenge their thinking. Throughout the story are arithmetic and geometry results
that readers can choose to verify or not, depending on their knowledge and interests. This
allows students to follow the story at different levels. The book also provides preface and
postscript sections, specifically written for parents, teachers, and advanced students, to
augment the material presented in the story and to help discuss the concepts in greater
depth with the student.

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Core Instructional Routines: Go-To Structures for Effective
         Literacy Teaching, K-5
         Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Professor of Education; and Judy Dodge

               It has been established that routines are the backbone of well-run classrooms. They
         give kids just enough structure to count on and grow to become self-directed, independent
         learners. This instructional guidebook provides literacy routines K-5 educators can adapt to
         any content area, to fiction and nonfiction reading, and to any student’s needs. They aren’t
         busy work or curricular fillers, but essential frameworks for joyful, productive learning. Core
         Instructional Routines offers ideas that give every student practice with reading, writing,
         speaking, and listening and that open up numerous opportunities for differentiated instruc-

                                        Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America
                                        Charles F. Howlett, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, Co-editor

                                              World War I was a watershed in modern world history. On the battlefield, millions were
                                        slaughtered by chemical warfare, machine guns, and trench warfare. As part of the World War I
                                        Centenary, this edited book presents primary documents, most anthologized for the first time,
                                        illustrating opposition and resistance to the war and the government’s efforts to promote war
                                        and restrict dissent. This fresh collection, which contains files from the Bureau of Investigation,
                                        the War Department, Court of Appeals, the Congressional Record, personal letters, and many
                                        other sources, highlights the broad range of antiwar sentiment: religious and secular, liberal and
                                        radical, pacifist and nonpacifist, and the complex issue related to imprisonment of conscientious
                                        objectors. This book contains writings by some of America’s most interesting figures including
                                        William Jennings Bryan, Helen Keller, Jane Addams, W.E.B. Dubois, Emma Goldman, Eugene V.
                                        Debs, John Reed, A.J. Muste, Roger N. Baldwin, Margaret Sanger, Senator Robert F. LaFollette, and
                                        Medal of Honor recipient Major General Smedley Butler. Included in this original collection is a
                                        lengthy introduction explaining the emergence of a “modern” dynamic grassroots peace move-
                                        ment that both opposed war and sought to abolish its social causes. The book seeks to explain
                                        that the peace movement in American history evolved into a reform effort that was much more
                                        than antiwar. It was about promoting social justice in a democratic society. It also contains a num-
                                        ber of images, including cartoons, detailing cultural aspects of antiwar dissent.

      Action Research from Concept to Presentation: A Practical Handbook to
      Writing Your Master’s Thesis
      Peter K. Lynch, Ed.D., Professor of Education and Ryan C. Welch, MS

           Perhaps the most daunting graduate school requirement is the development of an Action Re-
      search Master’s Thesis. This capstone task requires unprecedented amounts of time, energy, and
      verbiage. Designed to take stress out of the thesis-writing equation, this student-friendly compre-
      hensive handbook glides the reader through a 28-step process, from developing a focal topic to de-
      fending a scholarly thesis. Framing each chapter as a one-week action assignment, the authors have
      broken down the process into manageable chunks to enable student writers to achieve an immedi-
      ate sense of completion at every step. By using this scaffolding approach, the authors encourage
      the student researcher to focus on one part of the process rather than the total, sometimes over-
      whelming, final product. With the exception of the “Review of the Literature” section, which takes
      several weeks to complete, all other thesis sections can and should be timed out for seven days. The
      authors’ primary objective was to empower the student researcher to accomplish each of the steps
      in the process while never losing sight of the product that will help the children in the classroom.
      Whether developing an abstract or writing in-text citations, student researchers are guided through-
      out the nuances of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association’s, 6th Edition.

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International Operational Marketing
Greg Sand, MBA, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Business Division

     Starting with the 2015 spring semester, Molloy College international marketing students
will be using an electronic textbook written by Dr. Greg Sand. This digital textbook is based on
his solid forty-years of global experience with his clients including SC Johnson, Unilever, Red
Bull and other major worldwide Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) corporations. This text-
book strategically describes and concretely illustrates state-of-the-art selling, distributing, mer-
chandising, and promotional systems used in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, CIS/Russia, and
Middle East. International Operational Marketing, an innovative e-textbook of over 400 pages,
includes end-of-chapter student review exercises, additional online learning resources, and a
comprehensive FMCG glossary. Students can freely download this e-textbook onto their iPads
or tablets.

                                  Adult English Language Learners and Self-Assessment:
                                  A Qualitative Study
                                  S. Alexandria Wolochuck, O.P., Ph.D., Associate Professor of English
                                  as a Second Language

                                  This study explores the relationship between adult English-language learners’ assessment of
                                  their own language proficiency on the English Ability Questionnaire (EAQ), and their perfor-
                                  mance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). It addresses aspects of de-
                                  veloping the “autonomous” student, and makes for the integration of self-directed learners
                                  who will be more aware of their strengths and weaknesses and how to address them.

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College Receives
                                                  for Major Projects
                                                    olloy was recently awarded funding through the New
                                                    York State Regional Economic Development Council for
                                                    two major initiatives totaling over $3 million dollars.

                                                         Edward Thomp-       promote nascent clean energy industries on Long Island, in-
                                                     son, Vice President     cluding solar, geothermal, electric vehicles, carbon monoxide
                                                     for Advancement at      safety, and home energy performance contracting. Support
          Molloy, noted that “these state grants recognize the leader-       of this program from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the
          ship role Molloy College is playing on issues important to the     New York State Economic Development Council will help to
          future of Long Island. We are grateful to New York State lead-     create 21st century jobs in the clean energy sector.
          ership, particularly Senator Dean Skelos, for the state’s con-           “This initiative is grounded in a vision of homes at the
          sistent support.”                                                  forefront of a fast expanding green energy economy,” said
                Molloy received an Empire State Development grant of         Neal Lewis, Executive Director of the Sustainability Insti-
          $1 million for renovation of its Center for Environmental Re-      tute at Molloy College. “It is a vision for the future, but also
          search and Coastal Oceans Monitoring facility (CERCOM) in          something we can start to achieve now as we provide home-
          West Sayville. The grant award was based on Molloy’s com-          owners with the tools to analyze their home’s energy perfor-
          mitment to research in the biotech arena leading to job cre-       mance, and take advantage of incentives and financing to
          ation and economic growth for our region. The innovative           retrofit their homes with solar, geothermal, energy efficiency,
          work of the Center’s Director, Dr. John Tanacredi, helped po-      and electric car chargers. The Long Island Complete Green
          sition Molloy for this award.                                      Homes program is an innovative way to protect the environ-
                “I’ve been in this business for over 40 years, and I must    ment, while also boosting the regional economy with local
          say we are incredibly grateful to New York State for support-      jobs created in Long Island’s growing green energy field.”
          ing our efforts,” said Tanacredi. “We are thrilled with this op-
          portunity.” According to Dr. Tanacredi, the planned renova-
          tion will support CERCOM’s estuary monitoring on the Great
          South Bay, as well as captive breeding and aquaculture
          programs related to horseshoe crabs (whose replenishable
          blood provides means for detecting contamination of sterile
          medical equipment and pharmaceuticals).
                Additionally, the College’s Sustainability Institute won
          a competitive New York State Energy Research and Devel-
          opment Authority (NYSERDA) grant. The award will provide
          almost $2.4 million over three years for the Long Island Com-
          plete Green Homes project, to be implemented by 10 partner-
          ing not-for-profit organizations and Long Island towns. For
          its role as the lead applicant and coordinator on the project,
          the Sustainability Institute is being awarded $475,000.
                 The Complete Green Homes program is designed to
                                                                             Students listen as Dr. Tanacredi discusses horseshoe crabs.

Top Honors for Dr. Kearney

t       he recipient of the first doctoral degree granted by Molloy College, Gina Kearney,
        PhD, RN-BC, AHN-BC, recently presented a poster on her dissertation research
        (The Relationship between Weight Locus of Control, Self-Rated Abilities for Health
        Practices, Self-Compassion and Weight Loss Outcome Among Adults Post-Bariatric
        Surgery) at an international meeting and won the second place poster award.

     The Ninth Annual Obesity Summit focused on the science and practice of obesity manage-
ment. The meeting was held at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio this past October. The
event was organized / sponsored by The Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute at the Diges-
tive Disease Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.
     “I was told there were a record number of submitted posters for the Summit this year, and I
was one of 13 that were chosen to present, shared Dr. Kearney. “It truly was an amazing experi-
ence and I plan to attend again this year.”

 Money Accolades

m                                           olloy was recently named a “Best Value” school by
                                            Money Magazine, ranking ahead of all the schools
                                            on Long Island that offer a full assortment of
                                            degrees and majors. Molloy ranked 72nd nationally
                                            in Money’s ratings. There are approximately 4,500
                                            colleges and universities in the country.

      There were also several other categories in the Money rankings,
 with Molloy ranking 7th nationally in a category entitled “The 25 Best
 Colleges You Can Actually Get Into.” Other schools in this category in-
 cluded Manhattan College, Providence College, Fairfield University, and
      “The Money Magazine recognition highlights Molloy’s commitment
 to provide high-quality education that is affordable,” said Dr. Drew
 Bogner, Molloy’s President.
      Additionally, U.S News and World Report announced their “Best Col-
 leges” ranking and, once again, Molloy was named one of the top re-
 gional universities in the country. Not only did Molloy make the largest
 improvement of any Long Island university in our category (Regional Uni-
 in our category, coming in 41st in the Northeast (up from 60th last year).

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h                           undreds of faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni met
                                     with President Drew Bogner, Ph.D., this fall as part of the “Molloy
                                     2020 – A Vision for the Future” listening tour, which began the
                                     process for the next version of the College’s Strategic Plan.

                Throughout numerous meetings, attendees shared
           their vision for what Molloy should be by the year 2020, as
           well as their ideas as to how Molloy could maintain its core
                Several key themes emerged during the meetings, in-

                 •        Stay focused on what has made us successful.
                 •        Communicate and celebrate our Catholic and Do-
                          minican traditions.
                 •        Even as we grow, we must maintain the Molloy cul-
                          ture and promote our mission.
                 •        Continue to provide personal attention to our stu-
                 •        Deepen our commitment to service and helping
                          those in need.
                 •        Achieve a regional/national reputation worthy of
                          the success we have enjoyed to date.

               As a follow-up to Molloy 2020, task forces will be
           formed in the spring to address some of the common
           themes that came up during the Listening Tour. Look for
           updates in future editions of the Magazine.

Students Mentored at Molloy Earn

Siemens Prize

t                       wo high school students, who earned a $30,000 scholarship
                        prize in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science
                        & Technology, were mentored by Molloy’s Dr. Jodi Evans,
                        Associate Professor of Biology. Bill Crugnola, 17, of Jericho High
                        School, and Katie Mazalkova, 17, of Valley Stream Central High
                        School, worked in a Molloy College laboratory last summer
                        as part of the College’s research high school internship
                        program in the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies

     The two students were among the first participants in
the Molloy program, which has run for the past two summers.
Their study on atherosclerosis, which causes plaque to build
up inside arteries, casts new light on stem cells that promote
formation of the disease. “They are both very hardworking
students who have the potential to significantly contribute
to biomedical research in their futures,” said Dr. Evans. “I am
so very excited for them and very proud of them.” Molloy re-
                                                                  Environmental Studies Department to the external school
                                                                  community. Faculty in the department who were engaged
                                                                  in original laboratory research, were generous in agreeing to
                                                                  give the high school students the tremendous opportunity to
                                                                  work with them, in almost a “one to one” setting.
                                                                       According to Dr. Chris Massone, Chairperson of the Biol-
                                                                  ogy, Chemistry and Environmental Studies Department, “The
                                                                  department continually receives requests from high school
cently started its High School Research Intern Program in an      students looking to do research outside of their school, as
effort to increase the outreach of the Biology, Chemistry and     part of their science curriculum. Last year, an application pro-
                                                                  cess was initiated due to the volume of applicants and a re-
                                                                  view committee was established to select participants.
                                                                       “The program is designed to expose high-achieving high
                                                                  school students to the world of original research in the bio-
                                                                  logical sciences at the undergraduate level. The main goal of
                                                                  the program is for students to gain valuable insight into the
                                                                  scientific process and be introduced to the climate and cul-
                                                                  ture of an undergraduate research laboratory.”
                                                                       The research takes place during the months of June,
                                                                  July and August at the Rockville Centre campus in Kellen-
                                                                  berg Hall. Participating students work under the direction
 Athersclerosis in
                                                                  of a faculty mentor (who is present at all times), alongside
 artery caused by                                                 Molloy undergraduate students. After initial discussions
 cholesterol plaque                                               with the faculty mentor about the current research, the stu-
                                                                  dent participants “jump right in” to the work taking place.

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                                                                                                       olloy College held a ground
                                                                                                       breaking ceremony for its
                                                                                                       newest academic building,
                                                                                                       The Barbara H. Hagan Center
                                                                                                       for Nursing, on June 17. The
                                                                                                       event took place on the
                                                                                                       Campus Green adjacent to
                                                                                                       the Public Square building.

                The sustainably-designed building will provide                programs in the United States,” said Dr. Jeannine
          consolidated space for the Division of Nursing, along               Muldoon, Dean of the College’s Division of Nursing “The
          with additional classroom and meeting areas. The                    new state-of-the-art facility will enable us to provide even
          new structure will include specially-designed nursing               greater educational opportunities to our students and,
          laboratories, a telepresence room, a computer laboratory,           ultimately, to their patients.”
          simulation rooms and a healing garden.                                   The nursing center will be posthumously named
                “Over the last ten years College enrollment has               for Barbara H. Hagan in recognition of her commitment
          increased by 80 percent, but instructional space has                to Molloy College and dedication to the nursing
          increased by only 18 percent,” said Dr. Drew Bogner,                discipline. The building will be the fourth new construction
          Molloy’s President. “It is clear that in order for us to            effort on the campus in recent years and follows the Public
          continue to grow and thrive we must add more teaching               Square student center, the Madison Theatre, and the
          and learning space to the campus footprint. This will               College’s first residence hall, Fitzgerald Hall.
          enable us to offer additional
          academic       opportunities    and
          provide      a     richer    campus
          experience for all of our students.
          It is in that spirit that we plan to
          construct a new state-of-the-art
          academic building.”
                The new nursing center,
          which is the result of a capital
          campaign that began in June
          2013, will serve as the primary
          home for the College’s nursing
          program. The Division of Nursing
          is one of the largest programs
          in the country. Much of the $24
          million for the construction of
          the 50,000 square-foot building
          and other campus improvements
          came from alumni and friends of
          the College.
                “We are proud to be one
          of the most successful nursing
                                               President Drew Bogner, Ph.D., second from left, is joined by VIPs during ground breaking ceremony.

New Residence
Hall Opens

m                               olloy’s newest
                                residence hall – Maria
                                Regina Hall – opened
                                its doors to residents
                                in August 2014. This
                                is the College’s
                                second residence hall.
                                                              Maria Regina Hall is located on
                                                         the south side of campus near the
                                                         Student Development Center. The
                                                         three-floor, coeducational build-
                                                         ing houses up to 101 students and
                                                         is equipped with triple, double,
                                                         super single, single and suite style
                                                         rooms, a laundry room, a common
                                                         room with a computer lounge, a
                                                         cardio fitness center, and a 24/7
                                                         manned security desk by the front
                                                         door. Five resident assistants are
                                                         employed throughout the build-
                                                         ing and are there to provide pro-
                                                         gramming, enhance the com-
                                                         munity, enforce policy, and help
                                                         residents find services they need.
                                                              “The opening of Maria Regina
                                                         Hall had a great impact on student
                                                         life by adding 100 residents to our
                                                         campus who are actively involved
                                                         in athletic games, campus events,
                                                         as well as clubs,” said Robert
                                                         Houlihan, Vice President of
                                                         Student Affairs. “The renovation
                                                         of Maria Regina has brought a
                                                         great blend of the old and new;
                                                         combining Molloy’s history with its
                                                         bright future.”

Resident Assistant Ben Norton

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            Dean Maurer Smith’s

                          n our rapidly changing, competitive society, it is well known that job
                          changes are common occurrences, especially in the early stages of an
                          individual’s working years.

                               It is therefore imperative that colleges                Several minors are also offered in the Division of Social
                          and universities provide students with knowl-          Sciences. Of particular interest are the minors in gerontology
                          edge, abilities, and skill sets that are broad,        and legal studies. In light of the aging American population,
                          rather than narrow, and which are transfer-            those with expertise in the field of gerontology will be in great
                          able from one career position to another. A            demand. The Legal Studies minor, which can lead to obtain-
                          wealth of knowledge about human behavior               ing a paralegal certificate, provides a foundation of knowl-
                          and the world in which we live, the ability to         edge of our legal system that is useful for students consider-
                          write and communicate clearly and intelli-             ing a law career.
                          gently, as well as the ability to think critically           The Division of Social Sciences prides itself on its excel-
                          and analytically, are central elements of the          lent faculty who are dedicated to teaching, research, publica-
        social sciences disciplines which prepare students for success           tion, and providing students with personal attention in order
        in a wide selection of careers. It is equally important that in-         to tailor their educational experience to their interests and ca-
        stitutions of higher education cultivate in their students po-           reer goals. All students in social sciences majors are required
        litical and social awareness and provide opportunities for civic         to have field placement, practicum, or internship experiences.
        engagement through activities such as service-learning expe-             This allows them to have practical, hands-on involvement
        riences, community service in local, national, and international         where they can apply what they have learned in the class-
        settings, and community-based research. This enables them                room in real-life situations. In addition, every student obtains
        to become good citizens and make a difference in a world                 a firm foundation in research, which prepares them for gradu-
        that is fraught with global conflict, racial unrest, and econom-         ate studies and gives them the chance to cultivate research
        ic inequality. In order to achieve this end, a degree in one of          skills that are highly valued by many employers. The result of
        the social sciences fields is ideal.                                     these educational efforts is that students with degrees in the
              The Division of Social Sciences at Molloy College offers           social sciences are well-rounded, well-prepared for a variety of
        bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, history, political science,      careers, and poised to become engaged citizens who are able
        psychology, social work, and sociology as well as master’s de-           to make meaningful contributions to society.
        grees in criminal justice and clinical mental health
        counseling, which will be welcoming its first class
        of students in Fall 2015. Criminal Justice students
        can attain both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s
        degree in just five years in the department’s BA/MS
        Program, and students with a bachelor’s degree in
        the Social Work Program are eligible for advanced
        standing in the Fordham MSW program which in
        partnership with Molloy College, offers classes on
        both Molloy’s and Fordham’s campuses as well as
        online. This means that our BSW students can at-
        tain a graduate Social Work degree just one year
        after graduation.
                                                                    Dr. Laura Kestemberg consults with two Molloy students.

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Moot Court Club
m          olloy is proud to offer students
           the opportunity to become part
           of the legal team when they join
the Moot Court Club.
                                                                  position, research cases and statutes, prepare briefs and
                                                                  are pitted against one another through oral argument. The
                                                                  club members may tackle a civil law case or a criminal law
                                                                  matter – or a case that has elements of both! Being part
                                                                  of the Moot Court Club gives students the opportunity to
                                                                  enhance oral communication and presentation skills, im-
    The students participate in an experiential exercise          prove critical thinking and analytical abilities, and increase
which simulates an appellate court proceeding. Our stu-           self-confidence. The club year culminates with the teams
dent teams typically each have four to six members who            arguing in front of currently sitting judge in a courtroom
work together. Using real world examples, club members            where their performance is critiqued and a decision ren-
work toward a courtroom presentation. They advocate a             dered. We bring the classroom to the courtroom!

t            he legal studies minor prepares students to
             pursue a career as a paralegal, a faster-than-
             average growth field through 2022. Paralegals
             participate in a wealth of law-related activities,
             such as interviewing clients or witnesses,
             drafting legal documents, performing legal
             research and assisting in trial preparation. The
 Paralegal Studies Program at Molloy College is a member
 of the American Association for Paralegal Education
 (AAfPE). AAfPE is the recognized source for standards in
 paralegal education and the continuing development of
 quality teaching. Molloy also houses a chapter of Lamba
 Epsilon Chi (LEX), a national Paralegal Studies Honor

      The legal studies minor allows the student to earn a Certificate in
 paralegal studies while completing the requirements of the minor. The
 same credits apply to two separate educational achievements: your mi-
 nor and your paralegal certificate. Value added at no extra cost!
      All undergraduate majors can benefit from a Paralegal Studies certifi-
 cate. While the course of study of the legal studies minor is law based, the
 transferable skills of the minor cross over into multiple majors, which is
 why all students should explore the minor. The skills learned also prepare
 students for careers in related professions. Students can use their trans-
 ferable skills to begin a job path as mediators, conflicts analysts, compli-
 ance officers, victim advocates and corporate trainers, for example.
      For students contemplating law school the combined minor/certifi-
 cate can be a way to experience the study of law without the time and
 financial commitment. Any student who has declared a pre-law concen-
 tration will be connected to the legal studies minor.
                                                                                   Molloy Criminal Justice students visit an actual courtroom.

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           A Rare Academic Partnership:
           Molloy College and Fordham University

Artwork by: Dr. Maureen Carey

                                         he Fordham/Molloy Graduate Social Work
                                         Program is a story about a unique and innovative
                                         partnership between two academic institutions.
                                         It’s a story of an 18-year-old collaboration that
                                         offers the opportunity of a Fordham MSW degree
                                         to Long Island students by utilizing the strengths
                                         and the resources of both schools.

                                               History and Vision
                                                    Almost 20 years ago an initial meeting was set between Molloy Col-
                                               lege and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services (GSSS).
                                               The Dean Emeritus of Fordham GSSS, Dr. Maryann Quaranta (recipient
                                               of the Molloy President’s Medal, 2000), and several of her colleagues, ex-
                                               plored possibilities with Sister Patricia Morris (VPAA at Molloy) and sev-
                                               eral members of the Department of Social Work. From the beginning,
                                               it was evident that both institutions shared very similar missions; one
                                               “guided by its Catholic and Jesuit traditions” (Fordham University Mis-
                                               sion Statement) and one “rooted in the Dominican tradition of service,
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spirituality, study and community” (Molloy College Mis- opportunity to be part of an urban university at Fordham’s
sion Statement). Though partnerships such as this are Lincoln Center Campus, coupled with the convenience and
rare, both agreed that a collaboration could work; guided sense of community at Molloy College. The new Long Is-
by these missions, both institutions worked hard to main- land Hybrid Option (2014) offers the flexibility of online
tain open communication. Fordham provided its exper- classes along with the traditional on-campus classes held
tise as graduate social work educators; Molloy provided its at Molloy College.
well-trained faculty and facilities. Both provided adminis-        So many years later, that original shared vision contin-
trative support and a “one-of-a-kind” graduate social work ues to echo in the recent comments by both presidents.
program was born.                                            “It is hard to think of a program that embodies the Jesuit
     After two years of planning, the program began in the ethic of men and women for others more than the Gradu-
fall of 1997, whereby Molloy’s graduating BSW students ate School of Social Service,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J.,
could enroll in this collaborative advanced standing president of Fordham. “Nothing could be more fitting,
program with Fordham. The students took a part of their therefore, than the school’s long partnership with Mol-
course load at the Lincoln Center campus with the option loy College, which in the Dominican tradition teaches stu-
of bus transportation leaving from and returning to dents to seek truth, promote human dignity, and allevi-

Molloy’s campus every Saturday. The
other portion of the students’ courses
were held on Molloy’s campus and
Molloy social work faculty had the
                                                      t is hard to think of a program that
opportunity to teach in the graduate
program. Dr. Lois Carey was the first
                                                      embodies the Jesuit ethic of men
Molloy faculty member to administer
the fledgling program when it started
                                                      and women for others more than the
in 1997, and after several years began                Graduate School of Social Service.”
teaching Advanced Clinical Practice,
which she continues to teach to this           - JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J., PRESIDENT, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
day. Dr. Donald Cornelius, from Molloy,
also taught in the earliest years of the
program. For the past six years, Dr. Susan Bliss has taught ate social ills. It is a relationship that enriches both of our
Advanced Clinical Practice.                                  institutions, and that helps change the world, one student
     From these early beginnings, the program proved suc- at a time.” Dr. Drew Bogner, president of Molloy College,
cessful and in 2003, it was expanded to include a full two- is “proud to partner with Fordham University providing a
year program whereby any eligible student could apply in very specialized educational experience for our social work
accordance with program standards. Since that time, the students. Our unique relationship continues to offer an
program has grown extensively. There were 17 students enriched curriculum that is unmatched and provided by
in the first cohort and today the program enrolls between some of the best faculty in the field of social work.”
130-150 students over its full-time, part-time, and on-line         Social work is a fulfilling, diverse, and flexible career.
offerings. The current Dean of Fordham GSSS, Dr. Debra It is also one of the country’s fastest growing professions,
McPhee, references “the Fordham/Molloy Social Work according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with job
partnership as the best kind of partnership – one built on openings expected to increase by 25 percent between
shared values and a commitment to quality professional 2010 and 2020. Social workers help people solve problems.
education carried out by dedicated and skilled educators They guide and empower their clients to help themselves,
on both campuses.”                                           and their work makes a difference in people’s lives. Some
                                                             social workers provide direct therapy, some do research on
The innovation continues                                     social issues, and others serve as administrators of social
     As the program grew it was obvious that a full-time di- services. They help individuals, families, and communities
rector was needed. Since 2006, Jennifer McKinnon, LCSW, and they work with children, adults, and the elderly.
has been that person. She has successfully navigated the           Why do so many students choose social work? Be-
many changes necessary as the program options contin- cause it is a rewarding, growing career with many paths
ued to expand. For example, it now provides two options to explore and a wealth of opportunities to help some-
that offer flexibility and convenience to Long Island stu- one change their life for the better. For more information,
dents. The traditional Fordham/Molloy on-campus class please visit Molloy or Fordham’s websites or contact Jenni-
option continues to be popular and affords students the fer McKinnon at 516-323-3884.

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               r. Kristen Blake, Chair of
               History and Political Sci-
               ence Department, has
               organized a series of
      events to enrich the academic
      experience of Molloy students.
      The department has been ob-
      serving Constitution Day every
      September through a host of
      different activities ranging from
      the screening of documenta-
      ries to talks given by prominent
      government officials. Students

                                                           Join the Club
      are also given a complimen-
      tary pocket-size copy of the U.S.
      Constitution every year. In Sep-

      tember 2014, the department
      hosted a talk by Assembly-
      woman Michaelle Solages (D),
      who represents the 22nd District                           he History & Political Science Club
      in the New York State Assem-                               moderated by Dr. Paul Van Wie has been
      bly. Ms. Solages spoke about
      the role of millenials in poli-                            involved in organizing a number of
      tics, which was well received                              interesting field trips for our students. In
      by more than 70 students who
      were in attendance. As part of                       January 2013, a group of students were taken
      its civic duties to highlight the                    on a guided tour of the United Nations.
      significance of voting, the de-
      partment has been hosting an                         In October 2014, students visited the Hempstead Plains Reserve,
      event every October by inviting                      where they learned about its natural history and setting. In Novem-
      members of the Nassau Board                          ber 2014, students enjoyed a day at Ellis Island where they learned
      of Elections to inform our stu-                      about the history of immigration. The History & Political Science
      dents about getting registered                       Club actively makes use of many cultural and historical resources in
      and how to use the electronic                        the New York area to benefit our students’ learning experience.
      voting machines.

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 New Master’s Program in

 Clinical Mental Health Counseling
                      he Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health
                      Counseling (CMHC) program at Molloy provides
                      students with academically rigorous courses,
                      incorporating clinical skills training with
                      evidence-based counseling principles. The
                      program is embedded in interdisciplinary
                      collaborations within the College, with a
                      warm and supportive atmosphere.

      The 60-credit program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a
mental health counselor established by the New York State Education Department,
Office of the Professions. The CMHC program has an approach based in counseling
and mental health theory with a solid foundation of empirical research and practice
paradigms. Courses and training will be provided within a multicultural context
to ensure that our graduates will be able to provide care to the traditionally un-
derserved members of our population within a wide range of service delivery
      The M.S. in CMHC Program is a part time program with courses offered
in the evenings. The program can be completed in three years part-time
with summers included, and requires a final comprehensive examination.
Graduate coursework will include, but not be limited to, each of the follow-
ing content areas: human growth and development; social and cultural foun-
dations of counseling; counseling theory and practice; psychopathology; group
dynamics; lifestyle and career development; assessment and appraisal of individuals,
couples and families and groups; research and program evaluation; professional orien-
tation and ethics; foundations of mental health counseling and consultation; and clini-
cal instruction. A practicum (100 clock hours) course and a one year (600 clock hours)
supervised internship in mental health counseling in a Molloy College approved mental
health setting are required. Successful graduates of the Molloy College M.S. in CMHC
will be eligible for licensure as mental health counselors in New York State upon com-
pletion of 3,000 post-master’s hours of supervised mental health counseling work and
the passing of the state licensing examination.
      As a college, Molloy places heavy emphasis on service to the community, especially
to those in need. This theme is reflected in our undergraduate and graduate programs, as
it is fundamental to our mission and entirely consistent with the Dominican tradition which
permeates all aspects of life on campus. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program captures the essence of
this mission, and it is our intention and hope that the students we prepare for the counseling profession will dedi-
cate much of their energies and activities to helping those in need and serving their communities.
      The College plans to launch this program in the Fall 2015 semester. For more information about the MS degree
in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, please contact Dr. Kestemberg at or 516-323-3842.

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          The DSM 5: What You Need to Know From the Experts

     o               n Friday, April 4, 2014 over 400 people attended
                     the DSM 5 conference. The attendees came from
                     diverse backgrounds including: mental health
                     counselors, addiction and substance abuse coun-
                     selors, social workers, nurses, teachers, psychia-
      trists, psychologists, music therapists, speech-language pathol-
      ogists, physicians, marriage and family therapists and students.
            The conference was sponsored by Molloy College’s De-
                                                                          about the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor-
                                                                          ders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) which was published by the Ameri-
                                                                          can Psychiatric Association, on May 18, 2013.
                                                                                The Molloy College DSM 5 Conference was unique because
                                                                          it offered attendees a rare opportunity to see a multidisciplinary
                                                                          array -- psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Leading experts
                                                                          in the mental health field discussed the challenges of using the
                                                                          new edition of the DSM. The three nationally and internationally
      partment of Psychology and Counseling. Featured speakers            recognized speakers represented research, clinical, and academ-
      included keynote speaker, Thomas M. Achenbach, Ph.D., Pro-          ic domains. The conference was designed to make the transition
      fessor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Ver-       to using the new DSM 5 easier for attendees.
      mont; Manoj Pardasani, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., Faculty Re-             The DSM 5 was published in 2013, and all mental health
      search Scholar at the Ravazzin Center for Social Work Research      professionals will be required to be proficient in its proper use
      in Aging and Associate Professor at the Fordham University          in the coming year. Although there are pros and cons to its use
      Graduate School of Social Service and Michael B. First M.D.,        and to diagnosis in general, it is the gold standard diagnostic
      Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University.            tool that is used by mental health professionals in the United
            The conference covered what professionals need to know        States.

                                                                     In order to respond to this demand, the gerontology minor at Mol-
                                                                loy College offers a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to understand-

                                                                ing the aging process and to developing skills to work with older adults.
                                                                The minor requires 18 credits, and offers courses in aging and nutrition,
                                                                substance abuse and older adults, elder abuse, death and dying and
                                                                Alzheimer’s disease. The minor also offers an internship opportunity,
                                                                where students complete 100 hours of work at an agency serving older

                                                                adults. This year, students are placed at A. Holly Patterson, in Uniondale,
                                                                N.Y., an extended care facility that offers innovative care to respond to
                                                                the physical, social and emotional needs of each older adult.
                     erontology is the scientific                    The Gerontology program is honored to welcome Dr. Patricia
                     study of the physical,                     Brownell to the faculty this year. She is an Associate Professor Emerita
                     psychological, and social                  of Social Service Fordham University and Scholar, Ravazzin Center on
                     aspects of the aging process,              Aging. Dr. Brownell represents the International Council on Social Wel-
                                                                fare (ICSW) and is an active member of the NGO Committee on Ageing
                     and the application of                     Subcommittee on Older Women and
                     skills to enhance the lives                Elder Abuse. Dr. Brownell recently
       of older adults. Demographic changes                     published a co-edited book on age-
       in the aging population have led to a                    ism in the workplace with Dr. James
       significant demand for professionals                     Kelly. We also welcome Stephania
                                                                Cajuste, LMSW, ACHP-SW, who will
       with the knowledge and skills to work                    be teaching the Introduction to ger-
       with older adults. Those over the age of                 ontology course and has worked in
       65 will double to more than 70 million by                the field of hospice and palliative
       the year 2030, and the Bureau of Labor                   care for many years.
       Statistics (2013) projects that the health                    If you would like more informa-
                                                                tion on the gerontology program,
       care/social assistance sector will add five              please contact Dr. Susan Bliss at
       million jobs between 2012 and 2022.            

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The Community
Research Institute

i                  n 1987, three members of Molloy College’s Sociology Department
                   attended a conference at Anne Arundel Community College in
                   Maryland which focused on the logistics of establishing a center
                   for community research on college campuses.

                       Upon returning to Molloy’s campus,
                  the Community Research Institute (CRI)
                  was established to provide low-cost,
                  high-quality research for the benefit of
                  the surrounding community. It is housed
                  in the Sociology Department in the Divi-
sion of Social Sciences and the co-directors of CRI are Dr.
Meritta Cullinan, Dr. Joan Merlo, and Dr. Kathleen Maurer
Smith. The first project involved a telephone survey on
issues of interest to residents of the Village of Rockville
Centre. Other research projects followed over the years
for organizations such as the Rockville Centre Senior Citi-
zens Center, the Amityville Dominicans, Sisters of Mercy
(Brooklyn Regional Community), Nassau County Police
Department (New Cassel/Roosevelt COPS Initiative), Cen-
tral Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Senior
Respite Program, Haven (Nassau Guidance Center, Hicks-
                                                              analysis for the Middle States Self-Study Report for the
                                                                   When a need for support for Molloy faculty who were
                                                              engaging in research for scholarly articles, paper presenta-
                                                              tions, and dissertations was ascertained in 2004, the Com-
                                                              munity Research Institute, through the auspices of Molloy’s
                                                              Faculty Professional Center, began offering services to full-
                                                              time faculty at no cost to them. Since then, many faculty
                                                              members in disciplines ranging from nursing, modern lan-
                                                              guages, social work, music therapy, psychology, communi-
                                                              cations, business, and education have sought the expertise
                                                              of CRI. Services include research project planning as well
                                                              as assistance with research design, data entry, table con-
                                                              struction, and data analysis and interpretation.
                                                                   In a variety of ways, the Community Research Institute
                                                              has been an integral part of the expansion over the years
                                                              of faculty research endeavors in both the areas of academic
ville), Long Island Cares, The Rising Star Program, and       scholarship and community-based research at the College.
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and        This is in keeping with Molloy’s mission which emphasizes
Adults to name a few. In addition, in 2002, CRI provided      the importance of service, community, academic excel-
research expertise and assistance with data collection and    lence, and a lifelong search for truth.

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                                              Spend Your Summer at the
                                              Madison Theatre! (Ages 6-18)
 Summer 20 15
                                               Summer Camps
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 The Transformative Power of Mindfulness in                                                Our Second Annual
                                                                                           Interdisciplinary Mental Health
 Reducing Stress and Optimizing Mental Health:                                              Conference entitled, “The
                                                                                            Transformative Power of

 Evidence-Based Practices for the                                                            Mindfulness in Reducing Stress
                                                                                             and Optimizing Mental Health:

 Helping Professions
                                                                                             Evidence-Based Practices for the
                                                                                             Helping Professions”, will be held
                                                                                             on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in
                                                                                             the Madison Theatre located in
                                                                                             the Public square on the Rockville
                                                                                             Centre campus.

                                                                                              Presentations will include
                                                                                             national and international
                                                                                            experts representing the fields of
                                                                                           psychology, medicine, counseling,
                                                                                           and social work. Keynote speakers are
                                                                                          Dr. Joan Borysenko and Dr. Romila
                                                                                         Mushtaq. The conference will offer
                                                                                        theoretical as well as experiential and
                                                                                       practical presentations for professionals,
                                                                                      practitioners, students, and anyone
                                                                                     interested in the science and practice of
                                                                                To be placed on our mailing list or to be mailed
                                                                              a brochure, please contact Cindy Thomas,
                                                                              Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and
                                                                              Conference Services by email at: cthomas@
                                                                     or by phone at: 516.323.3554.

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