JASPER JOTTINGS Week 05 – 2008 FEB 03

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2008/jasperjottings2008WEEK05.htm

Index

JFound: Martyn, Greg [MC2008] at The New York Linux Users Group
JEMAIL: Sgroi, Vince (MC1967) wants indexes
JEMAIL: Muskopf, Kathy [MCstf] promises more details soon.
JNEWS: Mehnert, Nicholas (MC1993) named vice president of billing administration and technology planning
JASPER HEADQUARTERS: Manhattan College’s Aquinas Lecture To Explore European Culture And Philosophy
JObit: Ford, Br. Timothy James (MC1951)
MFound: Edward Proffitt A full professor at Manhattan College, now retired
MFound: Louis Theodore, PhD, is Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department
JOY: Schleif, Kevin (MC????) announced engagement
JObit: Dwyer, Br. Michael (MC1966)
JObit: Kanganis, Thomas George (MC1961)
MFound: Manhattan College has several huge holly trees
MNEWS: trainer for both the Giants and Manhattan College
Comment on JObit: Cleary, Donald Gerard (MC1956) by Paul Conway

JFound: Martyn, Greg [MC2008] at The New York Linux Users Group

http://www.archive.org/details/NYLUG_2008_01_23_General_Meeting_Video

Greg Martyn on The New K Desktop Environment, KDE 4 (January 23, 2008)
The New York Linux Users Group

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About Greg Martyn:

Greg Martyn is currently an undergraduate student at Manhattan College. He will be graduating in May 2008 with a BS in Computer Science and minors in Physics and Math.

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Martyn, Greg [MC2008]

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JEMAIL: Sgroi, Vince (MC1967) wants indexes

From: Sgroi, Vince (MC1967)
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 12:01 PM
To: Reinke
Subject: Summary by class years and last names

John,

Thank you for your efforts on behalf of MC alumni.

Would you please revert back to the summary, near the top of your email, by class years and by last names? I pay special attention to announcements concerning alumni who were at the college when I was there (9/63 thru 6/67). With those summaries, I was able to focus easily on that group.

In your present format, that’s not easily done.

Thanks again.
Vince Sgroi (Class of 1967)

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[JR: Vince, Thanks for the kind words. In the current format, I can push an issue out the door in less than an hour. The indexes take a lot of time. Let’s ask for volunteers? ]

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JEMAIL: Muskopf, Kathy [MCstf] promises more details soon.

From: Kathleen Muskopf [MCstf]
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 3:13 PM
To: reinkefj

Subject: thank you

Dear John: I saw the sub page on jasper jottings. Thank you for you help. As we get more detail about the weekend and events I will make sure that get to you. Have a good weekend, Kathy

Kathy Muskopf
Director of Annual Giving

[JR: just trying to help!]

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JNEWS: Mehnert, Nicholas (MC1993) named vice president of billing administration and technology planning

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/AQM20728012008-1.htm

NYMEX Promotes Three to Senior Vice President, Eight to Vice President
PR Newswire
January 28, 2008: 05:52 PM EST

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NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – The board of directors of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. , parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., recently promoted De’Ana Dow, Anthony Filoso, and Arthur McCoy to senior vice president and promoted Anthony Densieski, William Doherty, Kurt Ehrlich, Jonathan Elks, Thomas Holleran, Christopher Longobucco, Nicholas Mehnert, and Carla Seales-Penn to vice president.

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Mr. Mehnert was named vice president of billing administration and technology planning. Since he joined NYMEX in 2000, he has led the development of the NYMEX e-Billing System, coordinated market maker programs, managed billing support to clearing members, and performed reviews of clearing procedures to ensure compliance with approved standards and processes. Previously, he served as a registered representative and clerk for Walter J. Dowd, a member of the New York Stock Exchange, where he executed index and risk arbitrage trades, worked in trade break resolution and was responsible for customer billing. He also worked as a trouble desk associate for W&D Securities. Mr. Mehnert earned a bachelor of science in business management from Manhattan College.

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Dear John,

I believe that Nicholas is a member of the Class of 1993.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Mehnert, Nicholas (MC1993)

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JASPER HEADQUARTERS: Manhattan College’s Aquinas Lecture To Explore European Culture And Philosophy

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/012808_1.shtml

Manhattan College’s Aquinas Lecture To Explore European Culture And Philosophy

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Richard Kearney, the Charles B. Seelig chair of philosophy at Boston College, will deliver the 2008 Aquinas Lecture at Manhattan College on Friday, Feb. 15. Kearney’s lecture The Narrative Imagination, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the alumni room of O’Malley Library.

Kearney has served as a visiting professor at University College Dublin, the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and the University of Nice. He is the author of more than 20 books on European philosophy and literature, including two novels and a volume of poetry, and has edited or co-edited 14 others. His most recent work in philosophy comprises a trilogy entitled Philosophy at the Limit. The three volumes are On Stories (2005), The God Who May Be (2001) and Strangers, Gods and Monsters (2003).

As a public intellectual in Ireland, Kearney was involved in drafting a number of proposals for a Northern Irish peace agreement (1983, 1993, 1995) and in speechwriting for the former Irish president, Mary Robinson. He has presented five series on culture and philosophy for Irish and/or British television and broadcasted extensively on the European media.

Kearney was formerly a member of the Arts Council of Ireland, the Higher Education Authority of Ireland and chairman of the Irish School of Film at University College Dublin.

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JObit: Ford, Br. Timothy James (MC1951)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 02FEB2008 Napa, CA Ford, Br. Timothy James (MC1951)

http://www.legacy.com/LATimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=102214880

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Brother Timothy James Ford

FORD, Brother Timothy James, FSC (a.k.a. James Francis Edward Ford) was born in New York City, Manhattan, on May 11, 1926, to John Ford and Lillian Fitzgerald. He was a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers for 62 years and died at Mont La Salle, Holy Family Community, Napa, California, on January 27, 2008, at the age of 81.

Brother Timothy began his association with the De La Salle Christian Brothers as a student at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Brooklyn, NY, and then as a Junior Novice in St. Joseph’s, Barrytown, NY. He entered the Novitiate in June 1946 and received the habit of the Brothers of the Christian Schools on September 7, 1946. He received final vows in May 1952 at Oakdale, NY. Brother was a member of the New York District until June 1969 when he moved to the San Francisco District and began teaching at La Salle High School, Pasadena, CA. In 1970 his transfer to the San Francisco District was finalized. Br. Timothy did his undergraduate studies at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY where he earned his B.A. in 1951. He continued to pursue his interests earning three Master’s degrees: M.S., Biology, Fordham University, 1959; M.A., Science Education, New York University, 1969; and M.A., Scripture/Theology, St. Benedict, OR, 1979. Brother was a professor at Bethlehem University from 1978 to 1982 where he championed the rights of the Palestinians. This earned him the ire of the Israeli Government and he was ordered to leave the country within 24 hours. In 1983 he began four years as a professor in the Extended Education Program at St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA. In 1988 he went to Cuernavaca, Mexico to study Spanish so that he could teach in the free school operated by the Brothers of the San Francisco District and the District of Mexico-North in Tijuana, Mexico. He taught various courses there until his retirement at De La Salle House, Berkeley in 2001. In 2004 he moved to the Holy Family Community in Napa, CA so that his health needs could be addressed.

He is survived by three nieces and one grandnephew: Marie and Steven Corte and their son, Steven, Westbury, NY; Dr. Lillian Ford, Geneva, NY; and Kathleen and Thomas Lang, Franklin Square, NY. He is also survived by many friends and former students.

Funeral services will be held at Mont La Salle, Napa, California, on Saturday, February 2nd, in the Mont La Salle Chapel at 9:00 a.m. with viewing, followed by the funeral liturgy at 10:00 a.m. and the burial in the cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lasallian Education Fund, De La Salle Institute, 4401 Redwood Road, Napa CA 94558. Funeral services provided through Claffey and Rota, Napa.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on 1/30/2008.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http://www.legacy.com/LATimes/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=102214880

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Ford, Br. Timothy James (MC1951)

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MFound: Edward Proffitt A full professor at Manhattan College, now retired

PrimeNewswire
January 30, 2008 Wednesday 12:00 PM EST
Two Fun Novellas in Just One Book! – Author Edward Proffitt Skillfully Employs
Wit in a Satirical Tale On Bureaucracy and the Absurdity of the Vietnam War
SECTION: PRODUCT / SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) – How does bureaucracy work? Can homosexuality be cured? Unravel the answers from author Edward Proffitt’s new book, The Groves: How Bureaucracy Works & but first, a little chee chee, another fantastic read that will appeal to readers with its witty humor and biting satire.

The Groves consists of two novellas found in one book. The first, How Bureaucracy Works, is a satirical tale on bureaucracy via academia while but first, a little chee chee pokes at the absurdity of the Vietnam War and of gays who enlist. As a writer of consummate skill, Proffitt skillfully employs humor in a satire that imparts wisdom and at the same time says something that touches us all. Going beyond the story’s surface, readers will uncover deeper levels of enjoyment that will make them laugh, smile, grumble, grimace, and think.

Compact, concise yet wonderfully written, The Groves is an unexpectedly surprising treat that a wide audience will enjoy. To get a copy of this fun book, just visit a local book retailer near you or log on to Xlibris.com today.

About the Author

A full professor at Manhattan College, now retired and living in Palm Springs, Dr. Edward Proffitt began his writing career as a poet in late adolescence, at the time of his first coming out. Born in 1938, he experienced the horror of being gay in the 50’s and early 60’s. The demeaning situation “inverts” had to endure led him to enter psychotherapy and later to marry. He remained married for nearly thirty years, during which time he fathered two children and published extensively. However, because Erato had fled, he wrote no more poetry until after his second coming out at the end of the nineties, when the poems of both Home Erectus (his first book of poems) and now Ecce Homo poured out. Most of these poems concern the experience of being gay in the world as we have known it seen through a critical eye as to both gays and straights. There is much humor here as well as indignation and an acerbic wit. His other published works include Coming Out Twice and The Astonishment of the Heart.

THE GROVES * by Edward Proffitt
How Bureaucracy Works & but first, a little chee chee
a memoir of recovery and hope
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Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at http://www.Xlibris.com.

LOAD-DATE: January 30, 2008

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MFound: Louis Theodore, PhD, is Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department

Business Wire
January 29, 2008 Tuesday 6:16 PM GMT
Environmental Regulatory Calculations Handbook Provides An Overview Of The
History Of Environmental Problems And Their Current Regulatory Framework
DATELINE: DUBLIN, Ireland

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c81064) has announced the addition of “Environmental Regulatory Calculations Handbook” to their offering.

Environmental Regulatory Calculations Handbook addresses the environmental concerns of individuals by presenting the basic fundamentals of many environmental regulatory topics. Featuring an overview of the history of environmental problems, the current regulatory framework, and problems/solutions of practical problems in the field, this handbook comprehensively brings the potential calculations and information on regulations into one single-source reference.

– provides 500 solved problems, which detail how to calculate the amount of pollutant that a facility is letting go into the environment

– Includes problems and solutions that can stand alone, offering material that develops the reader’s understanding of regulatory matters

– Combines information that is otherwise spread-out and difficult to consolidate quickly

Author Information

Leo Stander is an environmental engineering consultant specializing in air quality strategy development, air pollution permitting, and training. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the air pollution field, including over twenty-two years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

Louis Theodore, PhD, is Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of Manhattan College in New York, a contributor to Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, and coauthor of Introduction to Hazardous Waste Incineration, Second Edition and Handbook of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Calculations (both from Wiley). He received the International Air and Waste Management Association’s prestigious Ripperton Award and the American Society for Engineering Education’s AT&T Foundation Award for “excellence in the instruction of engineering students.”

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JOY: Schleif, Kevin (MC????) announced engagement

Staten Island Advance (New York)
January 29, 2008 Tuesday
Dominique Scali, Kevin Schleif
SECTION: ENGAGEMENTS; Pg. C07

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Dominique Scali, Kevin Schleif

Dominique Nicole Scali of South Beach and

Kevin Schleif of Westerleigh have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Yasmen and Dominick Scali. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Karen Schleif of Westerleigh and Raymond Schleif of Willowbrook.

Miss Scali is a graduate of Michael J. Petrides High School, Sunnyside, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and special education from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, the Bronx, where she was named to Psi Chi and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies. She is pursuing a master of arts degree in early-childhood education and special education from Wagner College and is a special-education teacher with Children’s Home Intervention Program, Eltingville.

Mr. Schleif is a graduate of St. Peter’s Boys High School, New Brighton, and earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College, the Bronx. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and is a mechanical, electrical and plumbing superintendent with Tishman Construction Corporation of New York, Manhattan.

A September wedding is being planned.

LOAD-DATE: January 29, 2008

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Schleif, Kevin (MC????)

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JObit: Dwyer, Br. Michael (MC1966)

Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)
January 28, 2008 Monday
BROTHER MICHAEL DWYER, FSC, 70, of the Christian Brothers Academy Community, Lincroft, MIDDLETOWN
SECTION: OBITUARIES

BROTHER MICHAEL DWYER, FSC, 70, of the Christian Brothers Academy Community, Lincroft, MIDDLETOWN died Sunday, Jan. 27 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. He was born April 24, 1937 in New York City. Brother Michael Dwyer formally entered the Roman Catholic teaching congregation, the Brothers of the Christian Schools, at Barrytown, N.Y., in 1954. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. in 1959, and a master’s degree from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y. in 1966. He began his teaching career at New York City’s Ascension School in 1959. Later, he taught at Sacred Heart School and St. Raymond’s School, also in New York City. In 1966, Brother Michael began a new chapter in his educational career when he assumed the first of several administrative positions at Lincoln Hall, a residential school for court adjudicated young men in Lincolndale, N.Y. He remained in service at Lincoln Hall for 10 years. Beginning in September 1976, and for ten years thereafter, Brother Michael served as a director and vice principal at Paramus Catholic Regional High School in Bergen County. Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, was Brother Michael’s next and final assignment in 1986. During his 20-year tenure in Lincroft he served as vice principal and as a teacher of history at the academy.

The son of the late James and Patricia Dwyer of Good Shepherd Parish, Manhattan, he is survived by his brother, James Dwyer, Pittsburgh, Penn.; two nieces, Kathleen Dwyer-Kaminsky, Ridgefield, Conn., and Patricia Wagner, Carol Stream, Ill.; and three nephews, Kevin Dwyer, Arlington, Va., Brian Dwyer, Alexandria, Va., and Robert Dwyer, Washington D.C.

A wake for Brother Michael will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the chapel of the Brothers’ Community Residence on the campus of Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Catharine’s Roman Catholic Church, Holmdel. The interment at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Marlboro, will follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brother Michael’s name to the Scholarship Fund at Christian Brothers Academy, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center St., Freehold is in charge of arrangements.

LOAD-DATE: January 29, 2008

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JObit: Kanganis, Thomas George (MC1961)

ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 02FEB2008 Camp Hill PA Kanganis, Thomas George (MC????)

http://www.legacy.com/PennLive/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=102361639

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Thomas George Kanganis

Thomas G. Kanganis, 77, of Wormleysburg, passed away January 29, 2008. Tom was born May 23, 1930 in The Bronx, New York, son of the late George and Mary Kanganis of Kiffissia, Greece.

Tom was President of the Wormleysburg Borough Council from 2002 until March of 2007. He resigned when his wife of 52 years, Clara, passed away in March of 2007. Honored this month for his service by the Borough Council, he said “life is not the same without Clara”.

Tom, who raised his family in Yonkers, NY, before moving back to Clara’s home town of Carlisle was Deputy Controller of the city of Yonkers 64′-68′, President of the Exchange Club of Yonkers 68′ and The Carlisle Exchange Club ‘84-85′. He was a Past President of FTD 79′-80′. A graduate of Dewitt Clinton HS and Manhattan College and Tom was a retired Certified Public Accountant of Pennsylvania.

He loved politics, his church and was an avid baseball fan who loved nothing more than watching the Yankees or his grandsons Tommy and Dean play baseball.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, George and Christy Kanganis of Hampden Township and Charles and Marisa Kanganis of Redondo Beach, CA; his two grandchildren Tommy and Dean of Hampden Township; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren both in the U.S. and in Greece; he was predeceased by his sister Betty Raptis of Manchester, NJ.

Viewing will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon Saturday, February 2nd with a service immediately following. Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Published in the Patriot-News on 2/1/2008.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:

http://www.legacy.com/PennLive/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=102361639

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

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Kanganis, Thomas George (MC1961)

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MFound: Manhattan College has several huge holly trees

http://thefamilyoriani.blogspot.com/2008/01/holly-trees.html

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Our building at Manhattan College has several huge holly trees that line the front of the building. I took a few shots the other day. Enjoy!

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MNEWS: trainer for both the Giants and Manhattan College

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/02/sports/02super.html?_r=1&ref=sports&oref=slogin

At 90, Giants Trainer Decides He Will Retire After Sunday’s Game
Barton Silverman/The New York Times
John Johnson, at left, became a trainer for the Giants in 1948.
By JOHN BRANCH
Published: February 2, 2008

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CHANDLER, Ariz. – In 1948, the Giants had an opening for a trainer. A young man named John Johnson filled it.

The Giants’ receivers coach, Mike Sullivan, far right, watching Sinorice Moss during practice Friday.

He is 90 now, his face wrinkled and his mind crisp. He has devoted most of his life to trying to make the Giants feel better, one sore body part at a time.

The Super Bowl against the Patriots on Sunday will be his last game.

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For most of his career, Johnson was a trainer for both the Giants and Manhattan College. A graduate of the Swedish Institute of Physiotherapy, he started the college job first, in 1947. The doctor there asked if he wanted to come with him to the Giants’ training camp the next summer. Johnson did, stepping into a dual career.

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Comment on JObit: Cleary, Donald Gerard (MC1956) by Paul Conway

As Bro. B. Vincent, Mr. Cleary was my eight grade teacher at Good Shepherd School. I have good memories of him as a teacher and a mentor, organizing us for after school soccer (everyone got to play, even those of us less coordinated than most). It is hard to believe that when he sent us off to High School he was only 28 himself. May he rest in God’s home.

* Posted on: Tue, Jan 29 2008 1:35 PM

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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