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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47 – 2010 Nov 21

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47 – 2010 Nov 21

Jasper Jottings – The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2010/jj2010W47.html

 

INDEX

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Nov 14, 2010

POSITRACTION: Bigotry against Jews; Un-Christ-like

http://goo.gl/OHsz

Bigotry against Jews
Posted: 29th October 2010
By Lesley John

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Every year, the Religious Department at MC invites a religious scholar to participate in a Thomas Aquinas lecture. This year, Dr. Mary C. Boys, a professor at Union Theological Seminary, was invited to speak in the Alumni Room of O’ Malley Library. The topic revolved around the cross and the hatred that exists between the Christians and various religious groups. This year, the lecture tried to answer the question – Is the cornerstone of Christian faith a stumbling block to Jews?

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Slowly, Dr. Boys razed the stumbling block by alluding to several historical documents and by challenging the audience to take a stand against such bigotry. “Learn and face it…Be troubled by it!” In reaction to this lecture, Br. Robert Berger, F.S.C said, “I think she gave a very understandable presentation. It covered all the bases, and I think that it challenged our students to look into the future.”

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[JR: With all the problems that we have, why we allow hatred and bigotry to exist just seems dumb. Homer Simpson dumb! I’m remind of the Gandhi quote: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Hopefully , we’ve learned to be better people from our time at MC.]

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Nov 14, 2010

JEMAIL: Fagan, Gene (MC1950) confirms creepy “holidays”

John,

I graduated in 1950. We used to get a holiday when one of the Brothers died in the late 40’s.

Gene Fagan EE 1950.

[JR: Another Jasper fact I was unaware of.]

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Nov 14, 2010

JEMAIL: Bottlik, Geza (MC1960) comments on begging

Subject: Re: [end note on begging JOTTINGS Week 46 – 2010 Nov 14
Date: November 14, 2010 12:24:57 PM EST
From: Bottlik, Geza (MC1960)
To:   Reinke, Ferdinand J. (MC1968)

Maybe this is what capitalism (or small undertaxed, underregulated govenrment) has brought us to!

[JR: Might be. But, I suggest that it’s huge bloated enslaving Gooferment teaching its slaves their proper place (i.e., on their knees before the “King”). Sorry, but how can you blame capitalism, when we haven’t had a “free market” in decades?]

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Nov 14, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Otero-Romano, Virgil [MC1986] Pharmacy Supervisor at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/virgil-otero-romano/5/4b6/754

Otero-Romano, Virgil [MC1986]
Pharmacy Supervisor at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida Area
Hospital & Health Care

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Nov 15, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Restovic, Mirko [MC1974] Owner, Restovic Engineering

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mirko-restovic/24/a13/a12

Restovic, Mirko [MC1974]
Owner, Restovic Engineering
United States
Environmental Services

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Nov 15, 2010

JNEWS: Tergis, Alexander [MC1989] New DPW commissioner in New Rochelle

http://soundshore.lohudblogs.com/2010/11/15/new-dpw-commissioner-appointed-in-new-rochelle/

New DPW commissioner appointed in New Rochelle
Posted by: Liz Anderson – Posted in New Rochelle on Nov 15, 2010

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New Rochelle City Manager Charles B. Strome III announced this morning he has appointed Alexander Tergis as the new Commissioner of Public Works. Tergis started his new job today.

He comes to New Rochelle from a variety of managerial posts in the city of Stamford, Conn., including in solid waste/recylcing, road maintenance and fleet management. He previously served as highway superintendent in Norwalk, Conn. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering from Manhattan College, and has also taught at the school. He succeeds Jeffrey Coleman, who left in August.

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Tergis, Alexander [MC????]

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John,

I believe that Alexander G. Tergis is a member of the class of 1989.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Tergis, Alexander [MC1989]

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Nov 16, 2010

JOBIT: Roth, Br. James Joseph [MC1953 RIP]

http://www.hcc-nd.edu/newsitems/index/69

Brother James Joseph Roth, CSC
January 4, 1922 – November 12, 2010

The prayers of the members of the Congregation of Holy Cross are requested for the repose of the soul of Brother James Roth, CSC, a member of the Eastern Province of Brothers who died at Dujarie House, Notre Dame, IN. Brother James was in the 57th year of religious life in the Congregation.

James Joseph Roth was born on January 4, 1922 to Edward Michael Roth and Margaret Cecilia Donegan, the third child in a family of five children. James attended Blessed Trinity Grammar School and Riverside High School in Buffalo, NY. Following his graduation from high school, James was a dispatcher for Curtiss Propeller Corporation. When the United States entered the Second World War, James entered the Army Air Corps on December 4, 1942, and earned the rank of Sergeant. He was stationed at Bradley Field, CT, San Diego, CA, Langley Field, VA, and Camp Pinedale, Fresno, CA. Following his discharge from the Army Air Corp on February 20, 1946, James attended The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC from 1949-1951, and Manhattan College, New York, NY from 1951-1953 where he earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree. While at Manhattan College, James worked as a magnetron tester for the Federal Telephone and Radio Corporation. James entered St. Joseph Juniorate, Valatie, NY on June 15, 1953, and he was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross at St. Joseph Novitiate, Rolling Prairie, IN where he pronounced his first vows on August 16, 1954. On August 23, 1958, Brother James pronounced his perpetual vows in the Congregation and also took the Mission Vow.

His ministry as a mathematics teacher spanned over 50 years, starting at Dujarie Hall from 1954-55. He then taught in various schools of the Congregation: Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, IN (1955-57), Holy Cross High School, Flushing, NY (1957-61 and 1970-74), Monsignor Coyle High School, Taunton, MA (1961-64), Vincentian High School, Albany, NY (1964-66 and 1968-70), and Bethlehem Catholic High School, Bethlehem, PA (1966-68). It was during the summer months between 1964 to1969 that Brother James earned his MTS degree from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He was then assigned to the staff at St. Joseph Center, Valatie, NY (1974-76), before being assigned to Cardinal Mooney High School, Rochester, NY (1976-83) and Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN (1983-2001). He moved to Columba Hall (2001-07), but continued to tutor at Holy Cross College. In 2007, he retired from teaching ministry and moved to Schubert Villa, Notre Dame, IN for one year. Due to failing health in 2008, Brother James moved to Dujarie House. Brother James was a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Throughout his life he enjoyed playing tennis which was very difficult for him to give up as his health declined. His academic background in Engineering and Mathematics fit well with his personality of exactness and precision. In conversation, he would always choose his words carefully which made him extremely clear when teaching.

Brother James is the last of his family as all of his siblings have predeceased him. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

The Congregation of Holy Cross joins with his family and friends in celebrating the life and ministry of our brother James

May our brother James rest in God’s loving embrace! Ave Crux, Spes Unica!

There will be a Mass for Brother James on Monday November 15th at 7 pm at Dujarie House, Notre Dame, IN.

On Wednesday November 17th at 7 pm there will be a wake service at St. Joseph Center, Valatie, NY followed by mass and burial at 11 am on Thursday

If you will be coming to St. Joseph Center on Thursday, please RSVP for lunch following the burial: 518.784.9481 x209

In Holy Cross,
Br. Bill Zaydak, CSC
Provincial
Eastern Province of Brothers

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Roth, Br. James Joseph [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Guestbook: http://goo.gl/rdXya

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Nov 16, 2010

JHQ: Battle of the Bronx Pregame Dinner on 12/8

Subject: Announcement from Manhattan College Alumni Society
Date: November 16, 2010 10:57:30 AM EST
From: Manhattan College Alumni Society on LinkedIn
To:   FJohn Reinke

Group: Manhattan College Alumni Society
Subject: Announcement from Manhattan College Alumni Society

Battle of the Bronx Pregame Dinner
Wednesday December 8, 2010
Pasquale Rigoletto’s
2311 Arthur Avenue
Bronx NY
$40.00 pp

Register http://www.manhattan.edu/alumni

Game tickets not included
Posted By Ellen Kiernan

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Nov 16, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Sabaris, Edwin G. [MC1997] Professional

http://www.linkedin.com/in/edwinsabaris

Sabaris, Edwin G. [MC1997]
Professional
Greater New York City Area
Banking

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Nov 17, 2010

QUADRANGLE: MC helps with care kits and cards for U.S. troops

http://mcquad.com/2010/11/16/mc-helps-troops-with-operation-gratitude/

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Operation Gratitude, Notre Dame Alum, and Manhattan College worked together to reach a goal of 10,000 care kits and cards for U.S. troops who will be stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan during the holidays giving them a little extra cheer in the season.

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[JR: Good works. Now, let’s bring ALL the girls and boys home!]

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Nov 17, 2010

JHQ: MC announces 8 in the Athletic HoF

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/111210_1.shtml

November 12, 2010

Manhattan College Inducts Eight Honorees to Athletic Hall of Fame

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College will hold its 32nd annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m. in Smith Auditorium, sponsored by the Manhattan College Alumni Society. The eight honored inductees are: Brenton Birmingham ’95, men’s basketball; Roger Freda ’67, football; Joseph Hayes ’36, swimming (posthumously); George Kiefer ’36, baseball (posthumously); James McHugh, track and field coach 1962-1969; Steven Quagliano ’78, crew; Br. Thomas Scanlan, F.S.C., Manhattan president 1987-2009; and Sophia Tasker-Sterling ’97, track.

In addition, the 1930-1931 basketball team, selected as the No. 1 college basketball team in New York City by The New York Times, and the 1965-1968 football team, which won the 1966 club national championship, will also be honored at the ceremony.

The 2010 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized for their tremendous hard work and commitment to Manhattan College’s athletic program.

Their accomplishments include:

* Brenton Birmingham ’95, men’s basketball – In his first game for Manhattan against Hofstra, Birmingham set a school record by sinking six of seven from three-point land. In the last seven games of his junior year, he shot 64 percent from the floor, with 52 percent from three-point range. He played both the small forward and shooting guard positions and kept the Jaspers from losing a game at home (the only season that ever happened). In addition, he was the high scorer when the Jaspers played their first NCAA Tournament game in 35 years. During his senior year, he received the Mike Cohen Award (MVP), and was named First Team All-Metropolitan, Academic All-American District 1-First Team, MAAC All-Tournament Team, MAAC All-Academic Team and All-MAAC Second Team.

* Roger Freda ’67, football – When Manhattan reintroduced a football team to the athletic lineup in 1965 after not having a team since World War II, Freda started his career with the College. Freda was known for making thrilling catches that changed the pace of many games. As a wingback (wide receiver), Freda’s touchdown helped to win his first game as a Jasper against NYU with a score of 20-14. The highlight of Freda’s football career occurred when the Jaspers defeated the Fordham Rams for the first time 38-26, after he retrieved an almost intercepted ball and ran into the end zone. He was awarded the MVP trophy for the game for bringing victory to the Jaspers against Fordham for the first time in history.

* Joseph Hayes ’36, swimming (posthumously) – Hayes was often called “The Iron Man” in the pool because of his scoring in many races at each competition, and had an undefeated record as a freshman. The highlight of Hayes’ swimming career was during his junior year when he set the record for the 50-yard freestyle, an extremely difficult task for a long distance swimmer. He continued to be a vital member of the team, leading the Jaspers to a victory over Fordham University and serving as an anchor on many relays for the remainder of his college career.

* George Kiefer ’36, baseball (posthumously) – As a Metropolitan All-Star shortstop, he was known for his ability with the bat and glove. Although he was sidelined with a broken ankle early in his sophomore season, Kiefer came back his junior year to news stories heralding him “as potentially the greatest ball player to swing for the Green in many a season.” He was also named to the All-New York College Baseball team.

* James McHugh, track and field coach 1962-1969 – In 1962, McHugh started working at Manhattan College as the assistant track and field coach and sports information director before taking over as head coach for six years. During what would be considered a short tenure, he won nine Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championships (two cross country, four indoors and three outdoors). When the 1968 track year concluded, McHugh’s athletes held 17 of the 26 Manhattan College track records. He also has 11 of his Jaspers in the Athletic Hall of Fame.

* Steven Quagliano ’78, crew – Quagliano led his freshman 8 and 4+ team into several wins his first season in the coxswain position, including first place finishes in the Freshman 4+ and second place finishes in the Freshman 8 at the Grimaldi Cup Regatta and the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Rowing Championships (MIRA). That year he also made the semifinals in the Freshman 4+ in the highly competitive Dad Vail Regatta, competing with 1,100 rowers from 48 schools. In fact, he reached the semis or finals (one as coach) all four years of his collegiate career at this national level. When the team faltered after losing coach Tom Delaney due to illness, most thought the season was lost. Quagliano, however, stepped down from his position as coxswain to serve as the team’s coach. Under his leadership, the Jaspers had victories at the Grimaldi Cup, MIRA Championship and placed second in the Marist College President Cup. The Freshman Lightweight 8 also stroked their way to a third place finish at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, and this was the best finish for a Jasper 8 since World War II.

* Br. Thomas Scanlan, F.S.C., Manhattan president 1987-2009 – Br. Scanlan brought Jasper athletics to a new level during his tenure, and created a program that was balanced for both men and women with scholarships available for all 19 Division I athletic teams on campus. He was instrumental in bringing three new programs to campus — women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse. With 72 MAAC Post-Season Championships and 18 MAAC Regular-Season Championships notched on his belt during his 66 seasons on campus, Br. Scanlan made sure that academics were not compromised while enhancing the athletic program. Hundreds of All-Academic MAAC athletes attest to the integrity of an athletic program that proved excellent students could also excel on the court and field.

* Sophia Tasker-Sterling ’97, track – During Sterling’s athletic career at Manhattan, she achieved five track records for the College. She continued to set records in every category, whether indoors or outdoors, relays or individual races. Today, her records still stand in indoor, including: the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.92 at the ECAC Championships in Boston in 1997, and the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.49 at the George Mason Invitational in Fairfax in 1997. Her records in outdoor include: the 4×400-meter in 45.76 at the ECAC Championships in Fairfax in1996, the 4×200-meter relay in 1:38.25 at the Penn Relays in 1997, and the Sprint Medley in 3:57.21 at the Penn Relays in 1995. Sterling was All-East five times and still holds a MAAC Championship Record of 7.09 set in 1997. She placed first in the 4×100-meter outdoors as a sophomore at the Mets, the 100-meter dash outdoors as a junior, and the 55-meter indoors as a senior.

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Nov 17, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Finelli, Michael [MC1989] Director of Test Engineering at Tekelec

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-finelli/3/98a/a51

Finelli, Michael [MC1989]
Director of Test Engineering at Tekelec
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Telecommunications

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Nov 18, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Cupo, Rose-Ellen [MC1983] Construction Engineer at MTA Metro-North Railroad

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rose-ellen-cupo/7/401/67

Cupo, Rose-Ellen [MC1983]
Construction Engineer at MTA Metro-North Railroad
Greater New York City Area
Construction

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Nov 18, 2010

JBLOGGER: Stagnaro, Melissa (MC1997) needs Facebook “friends” imho

http://www.evesun.com/news/stories/2010-11-18/10941/Will-you-be-my-Facebook-friend/

Will you be my (Facebook) friend?
By: Melissa Stagnaro, Sun Staff Writer
Published: November 18th, 2010

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By last count, I had 398 friends. I know what you’re thinking: this girl must be incredibly popular, right? And what a social life!

But of course, it’s all a farce. These are friends of the Facebook variety. Which means they’re a mix of random acquaintances, classmates I haven’t seen or spoken to in more than a decade, a similar contingent of college-era friends, a smattering of co-workers, a few dozen cousins and other assorted relatives, etc. There are, of course, some who are the “genuine article” – those who I count as true friends both in cyberspace and in real life.

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In fact, I’d say the social networking site has done more to bring us all back together than anything since my Uncle Bill’s Farrell Family Facts newsletter. (The monthly publication had quite the cult following at Manhattan College.)

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[JR: OK, fellow “cultists”, let make a few “friends” for our fellow Jasper. I bet 1K will make her get a “fan page”. Then, maybe, since she’ll be an inet “celebrity”, just maybe, the paper will give her a raise. Cause she brings “eyeballs”. ROFL!)

http://www.facebook.com/melissa.stagnaro

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Nov 19, 2010

JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) reports a big Jasper win

It’s not too often I’ll notice anything in the sports world (I think the longest part of a baseball game I ever watched in my life was as a freshman in the TV room of Chrysostom Hall when the Mets went into 23 innings — I watched the last five or so — and I’ve got NO idea who won the last World Series or Superbowl!) but a headline in the online Daily Pennsylvanian caught my eye today.

Well done to the Jaspers for beating the Quakers! :) I did graduate work at Penn, but my heart still lies in Manhattan! Nice feather to beat a big Ivy-Leaguer like Penn!

The URL for the Penn coverage is: http://thedp.com/article/penn-has-no-answer-manhattan

:)

Michael J. McFadden

Peace Studies ’73

[JR: Thanks for the link. As far as pro sports, MP4B! (“Millionaires Playing For Billionaires”) Usually at taxpayer expense. College is “interesting”. Especially when, as the NCAA would like us to believe that the NCAA is all about “most of us will go pro in something else other than sports”. As opposed to the big bucks made by the NCAA off the sweat of “students”. I think that there is something that can be noble in overcoming oneself, adversity, or even team communications. It can provide a peek into the human soul and what is entirely possible. It, in the case of some pro athletes, also provides a snapshot of the worst in human behavior — have it all and not honoring that “gift of fate”. Vick, the dog fighter, is in today’s NYPost taunting the Giants. He should be worrying about Karma. Argh! In any event, kudos to both the winners and losers for showing us — life, vitality, and the joy of the journey. It’s nice to win, but some wag said “we learn from our failures”. I sure have had enough lessons to learn. LOL!]

p.s., You can be the Jasper Jottings UPENN reporter. No salary, no benefits, but no nagging either?

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Nov 19, 2010

MOBIT: Melican, Michael J. [MC-xxxx RIP]

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2010/11/18/2010-11-18_thu_1118__death_notices.html?page=1

MELICAN — Michael J., on Nov. 17, 2010, of Beacon, N.Y.. Born in the Bronx on Feb. 3, 1942 to Patrick and Susan (nee O’Connor) Melican. Retired from Manhattan College in 1991. Served honorably in the US Army (Germany) and discharged in 1961. Michael was a kind and gentle man loved by his family and friends and very much liked by all that he became associated with. He loved to dance and always had a smile for you. Survived by brother John and wife Katie of Blauvelt, NY; sisters, Ann and husband Jack McKeon of Naples FL and Susan McGlynn of Dumont N.J.; and four nieces and four nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, James and Patrick. and brother-in-law Brian McGlynn Funeral Mass, Monday, 11 A.M., St. Catharine’s Church, Blauvelt, NY. Burial at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx. Visiting hours, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the MORITZ FUNERAL HOME, 98 Route 303, Tappan, NY 845-359-0890.

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Nov 19, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Sanchez, Ronald [MC1995] Associate at Hardesty + Hanover, LLP

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ronald-sanchez/17/323/894

Sanchez, Ronald [MC1995]
Associate at Hardesty & Hanover, LLP
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Civil Engineering

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Nov 19, 2010

JHQ: A Festival of Lessons and Carols Christmas Celebration SAT 05DEC@1630

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/111710_1.shtml

November 17, 2010

Manhattan College Presents A Festival of Lessons and Carols Christmas Celebration

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Manhattan College Singers and Orchestra will host their holiday program, A Festival of Lessons and Carols, on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers, with preludes beginning at 4:15 p.m. The Packer Collegiate Institute String Ensemble, alumni from the Manhattan Singers and the College’s glee club will also take part in the event, which is free and open to the public.

The program is a unique and festive celebration that combines a selection of music, including hymns, readings from sacred Scripture and traditional Christmas carols. The Singers will perform various pieces ranging from baroque and contemporary music, including Carol of the Bells, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,and Silent Night. The ensembles will combine to lead traditional hymns in which the congregation is invited to participate.

Following the concert, the Singers will walk by candlelight onto the Quadrangle and light the College’s Christmas tree. The event will conclude with a reception in Smith Auditorium and an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For more information about this event, please contact William Mulligan, coordinator of performing arts, at (718) 862-7254 or e-mail william.mulligan@manhattan.edu.

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Nov 20, 2010

JHQ: Jaspers’ Outside Scholarships?

http://jaspersfinaid.blogspot.com/2010/11/pace-law-school-environmental.html

Jaspers’ Outside Scholarships

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The following scholarship opportunities below are sent to Student Financial Services and/or discovered by our student employees. These awards are not affiliated with Manhattan College.

Good luck on your applications!

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[JR: Here’s another “official” information source. Complete with yet another “friendable” Facebook identity. Purporting to be from “MC”. No idea who the real person is behind it. If I was MC, I’d be real concerned about all the “indian chiefs” off the reservation. (Yeah, I’m not very politically correct.) Who is responsible for the content? FYI, use are your own risk.]

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Nov 20, 2010

JOBIT: Fitzgerald, Gerald L. [MC1947 RIP]

http://thedailystar.com/obituaries/x877132512/Gerald-Fitzgerald

November 20, 2010
Gerald Fitzgerald
The Daily Star Sat Nov 20, 2010, 02:19 AM EST

COOPERSTOWN _ Gerald L. Fitzgerald, a World War II combat veteran, Catholic social justice leader and public relations executive, died Thursday, Nov. 18. 2010, at Otsego Manor in Cooperstown. He was 87.

His wife of 60 years, Eileen McGinty Fitzgerald, died in 2008.

Mr. Fitzgerald loved his family, his native New York City and The New York Times, lectoring at Mass, dispensing bear hugs and taking photographs.

He was born in the Bronx on May 30, 1923, the only child of James and Margaret Henry Fitzgerald. He graduated from LaSalle High School in Manhattan and entered Manhattan College, but he interrupted his education to enroll in the Army in 1942.

During the war he led a squad of machine gunners in the 103rd Infantry Division through France, Austria and Italy. After his discharge in 1945 he re-enrolled in college and graduated from Manhattan in 1947.

Mr. Fitzgerald married Eileen McGinty in 1948. They built a house in the Bronx and became active members of St. Benedict’s Parish, with Mr. Fitzgerald taking leadership roles in the Holy Name Society and Catholic Charities and becoming one of the parish’s most popular lectors. The Fitzgeralds joined the Christian Family Movement, a Catholic organization fostering social justice, and became lead couple in the Archdiocese of New York.

Mr. Fitzgerald had a long career on Wall Street in financial public relations, retiring from Doremus & Co. in 1986. He and Eileen then moved to Cooperstown, where he was an ombudsman for patients at Bassett Medical Center and a lector at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” parish.

He is survived by his seven children and their spouses, Maureen and Dennis Murray of Cooperstown, James and Ellen Fitzgerald of Pelham, Gerald and Linda Fitzgerald of the Bronx, Regina and John Donato of Fishkill, Timothy and Lisa Fitzgerald of Mohegan Lake, Kevin and Robin Fitzgerald of Newtown, Conn., and Margaret Buchanan of Cooperstown. There are 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A joyful Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church, Elm Street, Cooperstown, with the Rev. John P. Rosson, Pastor, as celebrant.

Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown.

Memorial gifts in Mr. Fitzgerald’s name may be made to the Christian Family Movement, c/o Maureen Murray, 379 County Highway 52, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or to The Friends of Bassett, c/o Bassett Healthcare, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Funeral arrangements are by the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, Cooperstown.

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Fitzgerald, Gerald L. [MC1947 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Nov 20, 2010

JLINKEDIN: Chao, Peter [MC1993] Sr. Manager at HP

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-chao/4/651/454

Chao, Peter [MC1993]
Sr. Manager at HP
San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

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Nov 20, 2010

ENDNOTE: Right answer; wrong reason. … something about bridge fall down.

http://goo.gl/k1cR

Justice Elena Kagan’s first vote is against an execution
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
October 27, 2010|9:21 a.m.

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WASHINGTON — Justice Elena Kagan cast her first vote on the Supreme Court late Tuesday, joining the liberals in dissent when the high court cleared the way for the execution of an Arizona murderer.

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[JR: I was NOT for her to be confirmed. She’s right in the sense that this little L libertarian can’t find the Constitutional basis for the Gooferment to kill anyone. But, please, the ‘safety’ of drug designed to kill the victim? She should have kicked off her tour with the Supremes by having one of her whizbang clerks write up the Constitutionality of the Death Penalty in the first place. In injineering skrule, we didn’t get credit for the right result for the wrong work. Even if the bridge stayed up, it was luck; not injineering! Same too here, the death penalty is unconstitutional and un DofI. Right to Life! At the beginning and the end.]

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