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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 08 – 2010 FEB 20

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 08 – 2010 FEB 20

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W08.html

 

INDEX

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Feb 13, 2011

POSITRACTION: Wisconsin schoolchildren at the Iwo Jima memorial

http://www.snopes.com/military/sixboys.asp

The Boys of Iwo Jima
Claim: Article describes talk given to a group of Wisconsin schoolchildren at the Iwo Jima memorial.
Status: True.

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The next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John Bradley from Antigo, Wisconsin, where I was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews. When Walter Cronkite’s producers, or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids to say, “No, I’m sorry sir, my dad’s not here. He is in Canada fishing. No, there is no phone there, sir. No, we don’t know when he is coming back.”

My dad never fished or even went to Canada. Usually he was sitting right there at the table eating his Campbell’s soup, but we had to tell the press that he was out fishing. He didn’t want to talk to the press. You see, my dad didn’t see himself as a hero. Everyone thinks these guys are heroes, ’cause they are in a photo and a monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a caregiver. In Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died, and when boys died in Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed in pain.

When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said, “I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back. DID NOT come back.”

So that’s the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo Jima, and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time.”

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Ordinary folks do inspiring things. And, don’t think of themselves as “heros”.

Anytime you hear some one advocate for war, please think about John Bradley of Antigo, Wisconsin and his 7,000 fellow Marines who did NOT come home.

As a pro-choice pro-lifer anti-death penalty Jasper, I urge to motivate ourselves to speak up for our principles. The boy or girl, who does come home as a result of your demands, is a life saved as surely as if you swam out in a lake and pulled them to safety. Maybe not as heroic, since to speak up doesn’t necessarily risk your own life.

“Catholic school taught them that it was their obligation, and could even be a mortal sin, if you didn’t use all your talents to the greater glory of God.” — “Chapter Fifty — Samaritans going to Jericho / Monday November 5, 1962 – Church Day + 17 (continues)” CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 296

Speak up! Save a life. As surely as if you risked your own. At that mythical lake, you might save one; speaking up, you might save a generation. Imagine America if all those boys returned from Iwo Jima.

Maybe I’m sappy, but I even remembered Iwo Jima in my book.

“They did make a stop at Iwo Jima, where Marie laid a wreath commemorating the many American soldiers who never left that island.”
— “Chapter Ninety Seven — Write the history Sunday January 1, 2017 – Church Day + 54 years, 2 months, 13 days” CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 400

Iwo was a bloodbath; let’s prevent another!

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Feb 13, 2011

JOBIT: Devine, Edward F. [MC1985 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/Obituary.aspx?pid=148540608

Edward F. Devine

DEVINE, EDWARD F.

Edward F. Devine, 49, passed away peacefully at home on February 11, 2011, surrounded by his family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on April 6, 1961, he is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their children, Daniel, Edward, Neil, and Rose, and his parents, James and Kathleen Devine, as well as his brothers, Jim and Paul Devine, and sisters, Anne Jorgensen and Rita Devine, their spouses, and many nieces and nephews. Edward was a graduate of Manhattan College and received his law degree from Marquette University. Since 2000, he served as the Director of the Rockland County Drainage Agency. Prior to that, he worked for the Department of Environmental Conservation as a regional attorney, and before that as Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Orangetown. For many years, he was a member of the Solid Waste Authority for Rockland County. Most recently, he also served as Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Mamakating in Sullivan County. He was very much loved by his family and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Visiting hours will be on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 16 at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 11:30 AM, West Nyack, NY, followed by burial at Gethsemane Cemetery, Rockland Lake, Congers, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

MICHAEL J. HIGGINS FUNERAL SERVICE INC. 321 South Main Street New City, NY 10956 (845) 634-6110 http://www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News on February 13, 2011

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Devine, Edward F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-devine&pid=148540608&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Ed is a member of the Class of 1985.

May He Rest In peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Devine, Edward F. [MC1985 RIP]

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Feb 13, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Taylor, Joann [MC????] VP Banking + Financial Recruitment

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joann-taylor-joann-branfordsearch-com/7/405/234

Taylor, Joann [MC????]
Vice President Banking & Financial Recruitment
Greater New York City
Area Banking

Summary

* Senior Executive Recruiter with many years of expertise servicing international banks and financial services industry.

* Responsibilities include: Interviewing, recruiting, marketing, sales, and new business development, focusing on front and middle office positions.

Specialties

* Credit analysis, Project Finance, Leverage FInance, Commodity Finance, Financial Institutions, U.S. Corporate, Latin America, Syndications, Risk Management, Derivative Sales, and Structured Products.

* In addition, other areas of concentration include, Accounting, Auditing, Compliance, Human Resources, IT, Real Estate, , and Banking Operations.

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Feb 14, 2011

JEMAIL: McGrath, Erin (MC1992) likes the Father Dan banter

JR

I enjoyed reading the correspondence between you and Father Dan. Thanks for bringing the issue to light. Hope all is well.

Erin ’92

[JR: Good. That’s why it’s her; the joy, encouragement, and recognition of our fellow Jaspers. Just a fat old white guy injineer with too much time on his hands. Ticks me off when Alma Mater gets slimed when she doesn’t deserve it.]

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McGrath, Erin (MC1992)

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Feb 14, 2011

JEMAIL: Moore, Kevin (MC1980) on dates

Dear CIC,

According to my Catholic calender, the feast day of St. John Baptiste De La Salle is April 7. Do I need a new calender?

Sincerely,
Kevin Moore 1980

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[JR: As a “brother’s boy” from GSS, MP, and MC, May 15th was “beaten” in my subconscious.]

http://www.lasalle2.org/english/heritage/history/hehijbdls.php

Born at Reims, France April 30, 1651
Ordained priest April 9, 1678
Died April 7, 1719
Beatified February 19, 1888
Canonized May 24, 1900
Proclaimed Patron of Christian Teachers May 15, 1950

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[JR: No, but you may need a new “calendar”. :-) Don’t worry us injineers don’t “spel so well”! (Normally, I’d have fixed, but you’re a “good sport” and I don’t think you’ll mind some ribbing. This difference in facts demonstrates the Johari window. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window Which I always TRY (“Do or do not… there is no try.” To do it justice, you must say the word try with all the revulsion and disgust you can put on it. Like you were talking about a rapist, a child murderer, or a politician! — Yoda (Fictional character from George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movie) to remember when I point out “right and wrong”. :-) In this case, everyone has “the truth”.]

[JR: Nice to know it’s read]

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Feb 14, 2011

MFOUND: MC “Catholic-ocity” slammed in Spanish blog

http://infocatolica.com/blog/espadadedoblefilo.php/1102120943-una-buena-noticia-para-las-un

12.02.11
Good news for Catholic universities
At 9:43 AM, by Bruno

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Another thing the friend said O’Donnell is taking a penalty to the University to adopt the spirit of Vatican II, through the “open drain” and a “welcoming spiritual environment.” In this I totally agree. They have taken all the way down the “spirit of the Council” was talking about the Pope and that has absolutely nothing to do with what the Council actually said. They are no longer Catholic universities and it is time to take the consequences . As the Americans say, you can not eat the cake and still having it. By the way, can you imagine something like that happened in Spain?

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[JR: May I point to several “defenses” that I’ve made as an alumni?  http://goo.gl/yN97D To recap, in the USA, under the protection of the First Amendment, the Government is supposed to steer clear of religion. If the local Cardinal Archbishop hasn’t delisted Manhattan College as a Catholic school, which they have in other cases, then who is this committee of Gooferment Bureaucrats, or anyone, else to say otherwise. No one has detailed any harm suffered by the adjunct faculty. The fact that the school has to spend its pennies wisely means that it gets to survive in a trouble complex environment that it finds itself thrown into. I’d hope that Catholics would tread lightly on these reports and don’t believe everything that is asserted. Even this modest defense.]

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Feb 14, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Flocco, John [MC1986] Account Holder OpenLink Network at McGriff, Seibels + Williams

by Jasper John 68
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-flocco/8/987/9a

Flocco, John [MC1986]
Account Holder OpenLink Network at McGriff, Seibels & Williams
Houston, Texas Area
Insurance

Specialties: Construction Risk Management, Controlled Insurance Programs, Captive Programs, & Builders Risk with significant Cat Exposures, Real Estate Development

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Feb 15, 2011

JOBIT: Musante, Adolph “Jack” [MC1953 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen/Obituary.aspx?pid=148636411

Adolph “Jack” Musante
Had been technician for AT&T

GILFORD – Adolph “Jack” Musante, 80, of 12 Bedford Ave. died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

Jack was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Tuckahoe, N.Y., the son of the late Dr. Adolph J. and Marie (Canepa) Musante.

Before his retirement Jack was employed by AT&T as a technician for many years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College in New York.

A communicant of St. Joseph Church, for many years he served as head usher, and was a familiar face at the 7 a.m. Mass.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Claire (Langlois) Musante of Gilford; his three sons, Steven Musante and his wife, Diane, of Tucson, Ariz., Paul Musante and his wife, Meg, of Marysville, Wash., and Philip Musante of Belmont; a sister-in-law, Loretta Dalton of Eastchester, N.Y.; and a brother-in-law, Tom Consolazio of Chappaqua, N.Y. Jack is also survived by many cousins and friends in New York.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 17, at noon at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Spring burial will be in the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Community Wellness Center, 22 Strafford St., Laconia NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family of Jack.

For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit http://www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Published in Citizen on February 15, 2011

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Musante, Adolph “Jack” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/citizen/guestbook.aspx?n=adolph-musante&pid=148636411&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Jack was a member of that great Class. 1953!

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I suspect that there may be a hint of bias in the attributing of “greatness” to any Class. Except of course ’68. How does measure “greatness”? I remember Brother Austin Barry: “If you can’t measure it, you don’t know anything about it.” He was great as an “entertainer”. Not sure how much I learned from him. Other than the difference between blunders and errors. Both of which I make a lot of.]

Musante, Adolph “Jack” [MC1953 RIP]

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Feb 15, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Burton, Julia [MC1984] VP Sales – SI at Ascent Media

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/julia-burton/4/93b/1b1

Burton, Julia [MC1984]
VP Sales – SI at Ascent Media
Greater New York City Area
Telecommunications

Summary

* Nineteen years of experience successfully introducing and selling new technology to Verizon and other service providers. Career sales to date of over $2B. Consistently recognized for exceptional performance since 1991.

* Strengths and expertise are in the ability to truly understand customers’ complex requirements, both from a network perspective and organizationally.

* Experience below shows that I would be a strong addition to any team seeking to establish and grow a successful business relationship with Verizon and/or other accounts through customer advocacy and team building.

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Feb 15, 2011

JHQ: “Catholic Higher Education: Carrying on God’s Noiseless Work”

http://www.manhattan.edu/news_and_events/featured/02_14_11_1.shtml

Dr. O’Donnell Discusses The Good News in Catholic Higher Education at ACCU Conference

Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, was invited by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) to co-present with Sister Janet Eisner, S.N.D., president of Emmanuel College, on the good news in Catholic higher education at the 2011 annual meeting, Catholic Higher Education: Carrying on God’s Noiseless Work. The event was held in downtown Washington D.C. from Jan. 28-31.

The Good News of Catholic Higher Education presentation was the concluding session at the meeting and was developed to convey a message of hope to the attendees that Catholic higher education, despite many challenges, is stronger than ever in the U.S. Both presidents offered their own unique background and experience with Dr. O’Donnell as a fairly new lay president and Sr. Eisner’s more than 30 years with Emmanuel College. O’Donnell and Sr. Eisner decided to focus their joint presentation on Catholic higher education during the 1980s, 1990s and the turn of the century up to today through their personal professional experiences.

The ACCU’s annual meeting helps the organization to further expand its reach and purpose by promoting and strengthening the mission and character of Catholic higher education in the United States.

To learn more about the ACCU conference click here. http://www.accunet.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3665

February 14, 2011 Featured News Item

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Feb 15, 2011

JEMAIL: Gallaher, Peter (MC1965) is going head to head with Amazon

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Many of you will have received this morning an e-mail from me on the subject of provoking a thought for the day. It spoke about where we word and the young people we encounter there in the course of our doing so.

The e-mail is legitimate, and so is the offer contained therein. Mariellen and I have recently opened, here in cyber-space, a storefront: The Christian Book Corner ( http://www.thechristianbookcorner.com) or t-CBC for short (www.t-CBC.com) and are offering a wide variety of Christian and Catholic Christian books, CDs, DVDs, and Children’s Books from a growing variety publishers at discounted prices.

Our “motto” is the books and other items you find in our store have all been chosen with care and chosen with prayer. If it is music, you will find only the best in the long tradition of Christian musical forms. If it is Children’s books, you may choose any of our offerings and not worry that your children or grandchildren will be frightened, offended or scandalized.

We invite you to drop by and browse among the shelves from time to time.

For those who received the previous e-mail, I apologize for any puzzlement. It was supposed to come AFTER this one. Forgive me. I’m brand new at this.

Peter Gallaher

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Gallaher, Peter (MC1965)

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Feb 16, 2011

MNEWS: Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) blogs Gay Porn Extortion Plot

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/2011/02/copyright-lawsuit-is-alleged-to-be.html

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Copyright Lawsuit is Alleged To Be Liberty Media Gay Porn Extortion Plot Against University of Michigan, Manhattan College
Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986)

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In the same case, Liberty Media Holdings LLC v. Does 1-59, 2011 292 WL 292128 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 25, 2011), the court ordered disclosure of personal information from University of Michigan and Manhattan College among others.

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[JR: More bad press. MC doesn’t need it.]

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Feb 16, 2011

JHQ: Fairchild, Kimberly (MCfac) welcome alum participation

[Found a “new” survey from MC in my searches. Here’s the last email in the thread.]

That’s my new survey. If you’d like to post it on your blog, that would be great. I’d recommend using the following description:

In this psychology study, you will watch a short, randomly selected video of an individual and make decisions and predictions about his/her behavior and emotions. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and all responses are strictly anonymous.

I created a new link to the survey for alumni: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/jasperalum

The alumni sample will likely be a bit older than my typical samples, so this new link will help me to analyze their data in comparison to a more college aged sample.

I’d also be happy to give you a summary of the results in a few months after I collect and analyze the data.

–KF

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Dr. Kimberly Fairchild
Department of Psychology, Manhattan College
Office: DeLaSalle Hall Room 447

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[JR: Alums are invited to participate. I haven’t … yet. But I will. I’m a good sport. And, can use a good laff.]

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Feb 16, 2011 (3 days ago)
JLINKEDIN: Godek, Ed [MC1996] Manager at Glatt Air Techniques
by Jasper John 68
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ed-godek/6/864/685

Godek, Ed [MC1996]
Manager at Glatt Air Techniques
Greater New York City Area
Pharmaceuticals

Specialties: Fluid Bed Coating and Granulation, Tech Transfer, Scale Up, Management

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Feb 16, 2011

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) is stunned that anyone …

Hello John,

I am stunned that anyone would have the audacity to claim that MC is not Catholic enough and to claim that indoctrination is a measure of religious. God gave us free will. So teaching free will is Catholic. I was always proud that theology courses on other religions were truthful and taught by clergy of the other religions, unlike other indoctrination schools that have members of their religion teach lies about other religions. Commitment to truth is Catholic and I am proud of it. Oh no, I am agreeing with John.

On the other hand, I have no problem with unions. If corporations are allowed, which gives that an advantage in dealing with the individual, then labor organizing is acceptable too. And there will be abuses by both and good actions by both.

Regards,
Mark Mangone

[JR: I’m stunned that the Gooferment seeks to set itself up as the arbiter of what is or is not “catholic enough”. I’m stunned that anyone would want a “union” as they are currently instantiated. I’m stunned that we allow such illusions as “corporations” at all. But I’m most stunned when we agreed. Next, Jasper Stebbins will agree with me and I’ll have to go to an asylum because I’ll be sure I’ve lost all grip on reality. Thanks for the note. I wasn’t sure folks would be interested in this. It could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. And, put MC out of business. That would be stunning.]

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Feb 17, 2011

JHQ: Manhattan Monthly — Feb 2011

http://www.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2011_02/index.html

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Feb 17, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Eckert, Megan [MC2007] Senior Associate at PwC

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/megan-eckert/28/66/98a

Eckert, Megan [MC2007]
Senior Associate at PwC
Greater Philadelphia Area
Accounting

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Feb 17, 2011

JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) novel, Something Red, reviewed

Just wanted to let you know that there’s an article—and an online video!—about my novel, Something Red, front page of the Kingston Daily Freeman Life Section.

Here’s the link: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/life/

Best to all,
Douglas

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Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)

[JR: Please to hear more “songs” being sung. :-) Congrats. Patterson better watch out.]

http://goo.gl/QpwyA

[JR: Added to the “Jasper who Kindle” page @ http://goo.gl/BdEze ]

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http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2011/02/17/life/doc4d5c1a56779fe751367795.txt

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Feb 17, 2011

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) call the European Court “european”

Hello John,

The European Court is just being European. This has always been a difference between European and American thinking. European thought has always been that suicide is an illness. American thinking has always been that suicide is a crime. The key is that American thought holds the right to life to be inalienable. This includes that you cannot alienate yourself from that right. If our basic rights to liberty and life were not inalienable, then we could sell ourselves into slavery as well as commit suicide. American thought leans toward inalienable, which is correct. Hopefully, we will not become Europeanized.

Regards,
Mark A. Mangone

Mangone, Mark (MC1977)

[JR: A great way to express it. I’m going to steal that formulation. … with credit of course. Maybe we can mature in our thinking about end of life decisions. Chronically ill people need to be given what they need to be comfortable; not the plug pulled. Nor a life’s savings flushed down a rat hole nursing home. It’s very tough. And, when the one-size-fits-all Gooferment “helps”, it become a national disgrace. Thanks.]

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Feb 17, 2011

JBLOGGER: Perez, Fredeliza [MC2012] My adventures in Europe

http://timetoshine2.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-adventures-in-europe.html

Monday, February 14, 2011

My adventures in Europe.

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As a senior at Manhattan College I wanted to do something I have never done before, especially during my last semester. I was given the opportunity to go to Europe, and I toke the offer. At first, I was very nervous and shy on whether I should go or not because the majority of the students that were going knew each other. But overall I am very glad that I decided to go to this trip. I got to experience different cultures and personalities. First we landed in Lisboa, Portugal and stood there for two days. The people in Lisboa are very friendly and welcoming. Their style is somewhat rockish, just picture the movie Grease in moderns days. Afterwards we drove to Spain and explored Serville, Granada, Avila, Madrid, Segovia and Toledo. Now Spain is where the style is at… As soon as I got to Spain all I kept looking for was ZARA. Spain is the motherland of ZARA. But I left Ssain just thinking and loving Bershka and Blanco more than Zara.

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Fredeliza Perez
New York, New York, United States

Fredeliza Perez, the creator of Time to Shine, is a current student at Manhattan College thats majoring in Marketing and wants to obtain a career in Fashion Marketing. The great thing about fashion is that its everywhere. Everyone is fashionable in their on way; its all about being creative and wearing what represents you. Time to Shine has been created since 2010 to inform everyone that theres no wrong in fashion. This blog would open the eyes of those who thinks they are not fashionable by expanding their perspective on what fashion really is. TIme to Shine might have its own twist to the fashion world, but we know whats in style; we keep up with the trend

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Perez, Fredeliza [MC2012]

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Feb 18, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Cavaliere, Christopher [MC1990] seeks dental/medical contacts

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE LINKEDIN NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 2011-Feb-18

Manhattan College Alumni Society

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Hello fellow Jaspers! I live in the Boston metro area and I am looking to meet other sales persons in the dental/medical industry. Any introductions would be grateful.

Started by Christopher Cavaliere, Sales Manager at Seltzer Institute – Dental Sales. I provide the ultimate patient experience!

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Cavaliere, Christopher [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Chris is a member of the Class of 1990.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cavaliere, Christopher [MC1990]

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Feb 18, 2011

MNEWS: An impoverished Cambodian math whiz gets a full ride at MC?

http://goo.gl/WsUce

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/
2011/02/18/2011-02-18_manhattan_college_offers_cambodian_girl_in_need_
a_math_scholarship.html#ixzz1EKPA08C5

Manhattan College offers Cambodian girl in need a math scholarship
BY CORINNE LESTCH DAILY NEWS WRITER
Friday, February 18th 2011, 4:00 AM

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Manhattan College Professor Helene Tyler was teaching an advanced math course in Cambodia last month when a young woman, bright beyond her years, immediately caught her eye.

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Thursday, the Riverdale college’s admissions department told Tyler that Tor has been accepted to study mathematics this September.

“Knowing how much she loves to learn, I’m just so excited that she now has \[this\] opportunity,” said a choked-up Tyler.

She immediately sent Tor an email with the good news – even though it was 2:30 a.m. in Cambodia.

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Tyler learned that Tor is an avid Jane Austen reader and tennis player. Her parents, though considered middle-class by Cambodian standards, are poor tailors who make traditional wedding outfits.

Since the brutal Khmer Rouge rule ended in the late 1970s, Cambodians have suffered economically and academically. About one-third of the people live below the poverty line and are illiterate.

According to the education minister, Chan Roath, there are only four resident citizens who hold doctorate degrees in mathematics.

Tyler said that although she is excited that Tor will be able to broaden her horizons, the issue of money still looms.

“Now the big task is for \[Manhattan\] to secure the necessary funds through whatever available scholarship resources there are,” she said. “She’d need everything – full tuition, room and board, books, a plane ticket.”

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[JR: MC = a one armed bball center, an impoverished Cambodian math whiz, … It’s good to be a Jasper when MC does stuff like this.]

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Feb 18, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Bernius, Keith [MC1997] VP of Corporate Finance at Altegrity

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/keith-bernius-cpa/7/85a/127

Bernius, Keith [MC1997]
VP of Corporate Finance at Altegrity
Greater New York City Area
Security and Investigations

Summary: Keith is a finance professional with a proven track record in financial management, business leadership and commercial operations. He has hands-on experience in Corporate and Operating roles with the development and execution of business strategies, business development and mergers and acquisitions. Keith has a solid record of improving operations, driving business growth and maximizing profits through achievements in business and financial management, cost reductions and internal controls.

Specialties: Business Leadership and Management, Financial and Strategic Planning, Business Development, P&L Management, Cash Flow Generation, Accounting and Financial Operations, Internal Controls

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Feb 18, 2011

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) follows up on one NLRB commenter

[JR: Dr. Mohler commented about MC and “catholic enough”. So I’ve asked him to give equal weight when MC does good.]

http://www.albertmohler.com/2011/02/14/is-a-catholic-college-really-catholic-is-baylor-really-baptist/

Is a Catholic College Really Catholic? Is Baylor Really Baptist?
Monday, February 14, 2011
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world.

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Dear Dr. Mohler,

You might want to look at the NY Daily News. It broke a story; not MC public relations.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2011/02/18/2011-02-18_manhattan_college_offers_cambodian_girl_in_need_a_math_scholarship.html#ixzz1EKPA08C5

Where this “not catholic enough” school gives a dirt poor Cambodian math whiz a free ride. Isn’t doing charity, without ringing that publicity gong like a Pharasee, quietly privately, evidence that MC isn’t secular? Maybe it is just a smidgen Catholic enough?

Interesting that the NLRB gets pushed all over the inet. But the quiet works of true charity — a one arm bball center, a poor Cambodian, and all the other “first person from a poor family to go to college” stories get lost. Maybe I’m too close to it, but Jasper do a lot of charitable work because they learned it at their Alama Mater — which isn’t “catholic enough” for the NLRB.

:-)

Perhaps you’ll write about the good stuff too,
fjohn68

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Feb 19, 2011

JOBIT: Grant, Harold M. [MC???? RIP]

http://www.gtowntimes.com/story/Obituaries–February-18–2011

Harold Grant

Harold M. Grant died on February 14, 2011 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Monday at Greater St. Stephen A.M.E. Church conducted by Rev. Carl Anderson, Sr.

Burial will follow at the church’s cemetery.

Visitation will take place on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel.

Mr. Grant was born on July 18, 1950 in Georgetown, South Carolina, a son of Rebecca Theresa Grant. He attended the public schools of Georgetown County and graduated from Howard High School. After having moved to New York, he furthered his education at Manhattan College and received the Bachelor of Science Degree.

He retired from Consolidated Edison, Inc of New York where he worked as Perfomance Specialist Manager and moved to Concorde, North Carolina.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Castro Grant of Concord, NC; two daughters, Isabella Grant White (and her husband, Kevin), and Rebecca Theresa Grant, of Long Island, New York; three brothers, Larry Grant, Philadelphia, PA, Daniel Grant, Landover, MD and Anthony Grant of Seattle, WA; two grandchildren, Trinity and Jasmine.

Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home.

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Grant, Harold M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Feb 19, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Gilson, Robert (MC1977) Senior Accountant job lead

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE LINKEDIN NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 2011-Feb-19

Manhattan College Business Alumni http://goo.gl/SsokO

Senior Accountant-Major NYC Professional Sports Team

Posted by Robert Gilson, Vice President

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Gilson, Robert (MC1977)

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Feb 19, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Bouyer, Ken [MC1990] E+Y Amer Dir of Inclusiveness Recruiting

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ken-bouyer/5/656/a90

Bouyer, Ken [MC????]
E&Y Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting
Greater New York City Area
Accounting

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Dear John,

I believe that Ken is a member of the Class of 1990.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bouyer, Ken [MC1990]

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Feb 19, 2011

ENDNOTE: Gripe about rink; or, any “public” work

http://goo.gl/O4Cw4

Boro warms up to nice ice rink: After 50 years, skating facility due in Bronx
BY CORINNE LESTCH DAILY NEWS WRITER
Monday, January 24th 2011, 4:54 PM

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This news puts the icing on the winter season for the Bronx.

Locals were thrilled to learn last week that they will have their first public ice skating rink in the borough in 50 years.

Van Cortlandt Park will be the site of the new rink, said Mayor Bloomberg, in one of the few heartwarming items in his State of the City speech.

“In the Bronx, we’ll join with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy to do something that has been talked about for more than a decade: we’ll turn unused tennis courts into an ice skating rink open all winter long,” Bloomberg said.

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The rink will be installed in the park at the intersection of Broadway and Manhattan College Parkway, not far from the site of the last ice skating mecca to grace the Bronx, the Riverdale Ice Skating Rink.

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[JR: Ahh, the Socialists are out in full force. Demonstrating what this fat old white guy injineer learned in ecckynomics classes decades ago. Gooferment can’t count. Note “unused tennis courts”. And rink will added not far from where an old private one closed. It closed presumably because the owner couldn’t make an ROI. The Gooferment doesn’t worry about that. And, of course, taxes are NOT a factor when the Gooferment demonstrates its benevolence. Nor land costs. So how did the Mayor decide to go into the ice skating biz? How does a capitalistic society “decide” anything? Some “greedy” entrepreneur, seeking profit, pulls together the resources to make it happen. The consumers than vote with their “certificates of appreciation” on it. Does “ice skating” fit in their needs, wants, and desires? In our real life example, the Mayor risks nothing spending the taxpayer’s money on something the “local are thrilled about”. Will it be unused like the tennis courts? Even if it is used, would people have paid money to use it? That’s the ultimate test of “usefulness”. One rink has already failed indicates that the “locals” have other priorities. Argh! I hate socialism. All the wasted resources. As well as time and attention. Like the City has resources to waste. Guess I should have skipped that class and played cards. I wouldn’t be raving now.]

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