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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 13 – 2012 March 25

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 13 – 2012 March 25

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2012/jj2012W13.html

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2012-12-18

POSITRACTION: Green growing; brown dead

http://www.irishcentral.com/story/irishdance/adult-irish-dancing/dreams-resurrected
-an-adult-irish-dancers-beginnings-141542403.html

Adult Irish Dancing
by Christy Dorrity

Dreams Resurrected: an adult irish dancer’s beginnings
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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I found an adult class whose doors were open to anyone. Lacing up my ghillies, I soaked up every dance my teacher introduced to our fledgling class. Attending a weekly night class while my children slept required less of my family than I had feared.

After learning several dances, I realized that it wasn’t enough to practice them; I wanted to perform. My school offered a performance group, but only for children and teenagers. When I learned that adults can compete in Irish dancing, it didn’t take long to find a certified teacher in my area. Armed with a bag full of shoes and a mind full of questions, I began my journey to competition.

The satisfaction obtained from hours of training and focus was expected; the myriad of benefits that resulted were a bonus. I found that even thirty-somethings can pursue dance and be taken seriously on the Irish dance stage. I have gained strong friendships, my technique is improving, and my baby weight is disappearing forever. My quest has even inspired my children to find dreams of their own.

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When are we to old to learn something new?

Someone in my education somewhere said: “Humans laugh. And they CAN learn.”

Since I turned 40, I’ve always asked: “what’s the roi?”.

Maybe that is the wrong standard to use?

Maybe we have to learn to thrive. There is an aphorism: “green growing; brown dead”.

I’m sure my fellow alums never stop learning. I, on the other hand, need to show a profit.

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2012-Mar-18

JOBIT: Grogan, John “Jack” [MC1953 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=John-Grogan&pid=156515989

John “Jack” Grogan
(1932 – 2012)

Grogan, John “Jack”

Loving brother to Maureen Kenny (née Grogan) and Charles Grogan (dec.). Beloved husband of Margaret Finn, loving father of John, Neil, Kieran, Thomas, Timothy, Margaret Ann, and Gregory, devoted “Poppy” of Sean, Brendan, Ryan, Seamus, John, Kieran Jr., Tessa, Ciara, Michael, Kaitlyn, Jacqueline, Daniel, Christopher, Owen, Abaigeal, and Jack.

Graduate of the LaSalle Academy NYC and Manhattan College. Army veteran. Former treasurer of Cushman & Wakefield, and founder of John J. Grogan & Associates Real Estate Management Company.

Well-respected member of Holy Family Church in New Rochelle, N.Y., and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Point Lookout, N.Y.

The wake will be held at Fred H. McGrath and Son Funeral Home, 20 Cedar Street, Bronxville, N.Y. on Monday from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Published in the The Journal News on March 18, 2012

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Grogan, John “Jack” [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=john-grogan&pid=156515989&cid=full

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2012-Mar-18

JNEWS: O’Malley, Thomas D. [MC1963] — his son weds

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/fashion/weddings/lauren-manning-timothy-omalley-weddings.html

Lauren Manning, Timothy O’Malley
Published: March 18, 2012

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Lauren Elizabeth Manning and Timothy Patrick O’Malley were married Saturday at the Breakers, a resort in Palm Beach, Fla. The Rev. Robert Duggan, a retired Roman Catholic priest, officiated.

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He is a son of Mary Alice O’Malley and Thomas D. O’Malley of Stuart, Fla. The bridegroom’s father, who works in Palm Beach, is the chairman of PBF Energy, a petroleum refiner in Parsippany, N.J., and chairman of the board of trustees of Manhattan College in the Bronx.

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[JR: Congrats to all involved.]

O’Malley, Thomas D. [MC1963]

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2012-Mar-18

MNEWS: Apel, Marge (MCstaff) seeks Hastings Board seat

http://www.thedailyhastings.com/news/former-trustee-seeks-election-hastings-board

News
11 hours ago
Former Trustee Seeks Election to Hastings Board
by Redmond Zmudzien

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HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Marge Apel will be seeking re-election to the board of trustees in Tuesday’s election, having served on the board for six years. However, Apel has not served since 2007.

The 66-year-old was nominated by the Hastings Democrats in January and will be running unopposed along with Nicola Armacost for the two open seats on the board.

“I have the experience, I’ve been on the board for six years,” Apel said.  “I know the issues, I was instrumental in getting the Comprehensive Plan put through.  That was my big push in those days and my desire now is to implement it.”
Apel, who has lived in Hastings since 1979, works as the director of career development at Manhattan College and said she is looking to return to the board to offer a voice familiar with the issues.

“I think having the background and knowing what we went through is vitally important because we went through a lot of changes in how we dealt with the planning and the zoning board in those days and how we deal with the developers,” she said.  “Now those plans are in place and knowing the background of that property is going to be very, very helpful.”

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Apel, Marge (MCstaff)

[JR: The “jobs lady” is a help to students and alums; I’d vote for her. But unopposed, it’s a formality. Even token opposition would make everyone better.]

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2012-Mar-18

JHQ: 5 French Films 3/21-28

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/tourn%C3%A9es-french-film-festival-comes-manhattan-march-21-28

Tournées French Film Festival Comes to Manhattan, March 21-28
Posted on March 16, 2012

Manhattan College will sponsor the second annual Tournées French Film Festival with an opening reception on Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Hayden Hall. The theme of the festival this year is The Art of Communication, and all are welcome to attend the weeklong event sponsored by the school of arts in conjunction with the modern languages and literatures, English, fine arts, peace studies, philosophy and sociology departments.

The festival will open with the film Potiche by François Ozon, followed by A Prophet by Jacques Audiard, Of Gods and Men by Xavier Beauvois, The Illusionist by Sylvain Chomet, and Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami. A full film schedule and descriptions are listed below, and all screenings will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Hayden Hall, room 100. Faculty on the organizing committee will introduce the films and conduct a discussion after each showing.

The organizing committee consists of faculty from a variety of disciplines at Manhattan College: Samira Hassa, Ph.D., assistant professor of modern languages and literatures (French); Evelyn Scaramella, Ph.D., assistant professor of modern languages and literatures (Spanish); Sarah Scott, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy; Margaret Toth, Ph.D., assistant professor of English; and Nevart Wanger, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures (French).

Film Schedule:

o Wednesday, March 21: Reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. followed by Potiche, which translates to trophy wife by director François Ozon. Catherine Deneuve, known as the queen of French cinema, brings her comedic timing to this role as the film explores feminism on personal and political levels.

o Thursday, March 22: A Prophet by director Jacques Audiard, who is sometimes referred to as the French Martin Scorsese. The film examines prison life through Tahar Rahim’s poignant portrayal of Malik.

o Monday, March 26: Of Gods and Men by director Xavier Beauvois portrays a real incident from 1996 involving Trappist monks in Algeria. The film touches on the questions of faith and doubt as the monks’ story unfolds.

o Tuesday, March 27: The Illusionist by director Sylvain Chomet is an animated film following Chomet’s The Triplets of Belleville (2003). Written by comic Jacques Tati, the film offers a lovely message about how people can communicate nonverbally.

o Wednesday, March 28: Certified Copy by director Abbas Kiarostami, an acclaimed Iranian director, brings his first film to the West with a story that explores relationships through romance. Set in Tuscany, Certified Copy promises to make you ponder what is real and what is fake in relationships.

Tournées is a program within the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), and the festival is made possible with the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture. The Florence Gould Foundation, The Grand Marnier Foundation, Highbrow Entertainment and Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’image animée also sponsor the FACE program.

For more information, please visit http://www.facecouncil.org/tournees/ or contact Samira Hassa by phone at (718) 862-7917 or email samira.hassa@manhattan.edu.

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2012-Mar-19

JBLOGGER: Cetinski, Andreas [MC1992] announce summer tour

http://andreascetinski.blogspot.com/2012/03/summer-tour-2012-its-coming-starting.html

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Summer Tour 2012! its coming! starting April 29th! make no mistake, here we come! details to follow! plus i have another 4 NEW SONGS comin very soon! just give me time, and soon everything we thought once was will be completely different, it will be one of those moments of ” how the hell did that happen” lolol keep the faith ;-) luv ya A

Posted by andreas cetinski at 11:09 PM

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[JR: I’ll pass along the schedule when it’s announced. ]

Cetinski, Andreas [MC1992]

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2012-Mar-20

JEMAIL: O’Sullivan, Neil (MC1990) shares a link about the Pearl River StP’s parade

O’Sullivan, Neil (MC1990)

http://pearlriver.patch.com/articles/cardinal-dolan-makes-parade-appearance#photo-9362732

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[JR: No message; just the link?]

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2012-Mar-20

MFOUND: Pamela Chasek (Manhattan College – Political Science) publishes

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/2012/03/chasek-wagner-roads-from-rio-lessons.html

Monday, March 19, 2012
Chasek & Wagner: The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations

Pamela Chasek (Manhattan College – Political Science) & Lynn M. Wagner (IISD Reporting Services) have published The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations (Routledge 2012).

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[JR: Not sure how to characterize this.]

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http://manhattan.edu/faculty/pamelachasek

[JR: Thanks, Mike & Tom. Much appreciated. “Jasper maker”, I guessed correctly.]

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2012-Mar-21

JOBIT: Podgurski, Thomas [MC1970 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/njherald/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-Podgurski&pid=156606069

Thomas Podgurski

EXTER, N.H. – Thomas Podgurski, formerly of Fredon, N.J., passed away in Exeter, N.H., Friday, March 16, 2012, at the age of 63.

Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Sharon Hesse-Podgurski, of New Hampshire; and daughter, Rachel Podgurski, of Hancock, N.H.; two sisters, Catherine McCormack of New York and Theresa Singley of Rockaway, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. Thomas is predeceased by his parents, Anthony A. Podgurski and Catherine Dwyer-Podgurski, of Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Thomas was born in Jersey City, N.J., and moved to Ridgefield Park, N.J., in 1950. He attended St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, N.J., where he ran track and cross country. Thomas moved to Fredon, N.J., in 1975 and lived there until 2009, when he moved to Exeter Healthcare Center in Exeter, N.H.

Educated at Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1970, Thomas received his master’s degree from Farleigh Dickenson University in 1973 and his doctorate in education from Rutgers University in 1990. He worked for the Roselle Public schools as a psychologist from 1972 until 1974, when he began working as school psychologist for the Byram Township School District. Thomas worked as the school psychologist until 2001, when he took over as principal of the Byram Lakes Elementary School and worked there until January of 2009.

Thomas enjoyed fishing, canoeing, being outdoors and woodworking. He loved being an educator and enjoyed surprising the children and staff with his crazy ties and creative Halloween costumes. Following a stroke in January of 2009, Thomas continued to fight, to laugh, and to live life; he never gave up. He will be missed and remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements are private. Memorial donations may be made the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on March 21, 2012

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Podgurski, Thomas [MC1970 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/njherald/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-podgurski&pid=156606069&cid=full

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2012-Mar-21

JHQ: CMSV & MC host locals 3/22 1700

http://www.mountsaintvincent.edu/6447.htm

College of Mount Saint Vincent & Manhattan College Host Community Leaders Reception March 22, 2012

3/20/2012 – Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent and Manhattan College will jointly host the annual Community Leaders Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thur., March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Smith Hall, second floor, Founders Hall on its Riverdale campus.

This event honors community leaders and valued partners in the communities of Riverdale and Yonkers, including local elected officials, members of the FDNY and the local precinct, local educators and prominent area leaders from nonprofit organizations.

The event is an opportunity to thank all of those who support the Mount and Manhattan, and each institution’s dedication to enriching the lives of students through our rigorous liberal arts curriculum rooted within the Catholic intellectual tradition.

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[JR: MC PR from our neighbor.]

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2012-Mar-21

MTWITTER: NYC StP’s parade video links

“Manhattan College” tweeted as‏ “@ManhattanEdu”

Watch the hundreds of #Jaspers who marched in Sat’s St. Patty’s Day Parade: http://bit.ly/xj0n9r & http://bit.ly/wdWyJE

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Nearly 1,000 #MC pipers, students, staff, alumni, family & friends marched in Sat’s parade—the largest turnout to date! http://bit.ly/wrjTwX

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2012-Mar-21

JHQ: Latino Alumni Present “Three Senators”

Manhattan College Latino Alumni Club Presents “Three Senators”

Please join us for a special evening featuring guest speaker State Senator and Manhattan Alum José M. Serrano ’95 (D-Manhattan/Bronx) along with State Senators Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) and Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx). The event will include a reception from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Hayden Hall followed by a panel discussion in the newly renovated Hayden Hall Auditorium.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Reception
First Floor Lobby, Hayden Hall

8:00p.m.
Featured Guest Speaker – Senator José M. Serrano ’95
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Hayden Hall Auditorium (Room 100)

The reception, which includes finger food, beer, wine and other refreshments, is $20 per person ($25 for outside guests).

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2012-Mar-22

JHQ: George Kirsch [MCfac] Publishes Memoir

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/manhattan-colleges-george-kirsch-publishes-memoir

Manhattan College’s George Kirsch Publishes Memoir
Posted on March 21, 2012

George B. Kirsch, Ph.D., professor of history at Manhattan College and a celebrated sports historian, has written a new memoir of friendship and a social history of Hackensack, N.J., during the post-World War II era. Six Guys From Hackensack: Coming of Age in the Real New Jersey looks at the lives of Kirsch and five of his childhood friends from their first days together in elementary school through their high school and college years.

Kirsch’s best known works are Golf in America (2009); Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports (1989), the Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (co-edited with Claire E. Nolte and Othello Harris, 2000); and Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime During the Civil War (2003), which has sold nearly 10,000 copies.

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2012-Mar-22

JHQ: March (?) Manhattan Monthly

http://goo.gl/tsygI

MC President and College Community Commemorate St. Patrick’s Day

Students Show Their L.O.V.E. During Winter Break

Manhattan’s Partnership With L’Oréal USA Increases Post-Grad Opportunities

On Campus

College To Host Civility Event on March 22

Tournées French Film Festival Comes to Manhattan, March 21-28

Two Acclaimed Authors To Visit Manhattan College Before End of Semester

Jaspers Win First Postseason Tournament Game Since 2006

Pompey Opens Season With First-Place Showing

Manhattan Duo Earns Weekly Conference Honor

Alumni

Join The Funds Batted In Challenge

Physical Education and Human Performance Alumni Honored

Alumnus Steps into Spotlight Off-Broadway

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[JR: Mid month? Don’t have time to check if this a “mistake” or just late. Sigh!]

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2012-Mar-22

JHQ: MC To Continue Mentoring Disadvantaged High Schoolers

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/manhattan-college-and-khcc-receive-grant-
continue-mentoring-disadvantaged-high-school-students

Manhattan College and KHCC Receive Grant To Continue Mentoring Disadvantaged High School Students
Posted on March 20, 2012

The Teagle Foundation’s board of directors recently approved a $270,000 grant to Manhattan College and the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) to continue their joint Young Scholars Immersion Program. The Teagle Foundation, a national advocate of change in higher education through undergraduate opportunities in the arts and sciences, is supplying the grant through its College-Community Connections program.

The grant will fund the Young Scholars Immersion Program, a partnership coordinated by Manhattan College and KHCC, that provides year-round personal mentoring and enrichment opportunities to motivated but disadvantaged students in the community, encouraging them to work toward college. Now in its fourth year, the program has expanded to include on-campus visits for high school students, writing and study workshops at KHCC, as well as constant support from trained student tutors at the College’s Center for Academic Success available through email, social media and Skype.

In addition, students in 10th grade and above can earn an invitation to apply for the Summer Literacy Institute, an on-campus clinic where students live in university dorms, attend simulated university-level classes, take exams and learn about university social and learning environments.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to further integrate our collaborative partnership, help Bronx youth to envision themselves as college students, and provide access to the skills for success,” said authors of the grant proposal Daniel Collins, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Manhattan, and Neill Bogan, director of development at KHCC.

With the acceptance of the new three-year grant, it is expected that 50 students will take part in the full program annually, and a cohort of 30 students will attend the Summer Literacy Institute at Manhattan College.

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2012-Mar-23

JHQ: “An Evening at the Irish Repertory Theatre” 3/29 @ 2000

http://goo.gl/YxUHj

NYC Alumni Club presents:

“An Evening at the Irish Repertory Theatre”
beyond the horizon
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Irish Repertory Theatre
132 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
show begins at 8:00p.m.

The New York City alumni club is pleased to invite alumni to attend a performance of Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O’Neill’s critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize winning play! Limited tickets are available and cost $60.00 each.  Please click here http://goo.gl/FrmSU to register.

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2012-Mar-23

MNEWS: Teach Irish in Manhattan College

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/In-Focus-Madeleine-Ni-Ghallchobhair—Fullbright-Scholar
-teaching-Irish-in-New-York–143696656.html

In Focus: Madeleine Ni Ghallchobhair – Fullbright Scholar teaching Irish in New York
ByMOLLY MULDOON,Irish Voice Reporter
Published Thursday, March 22, 2012, 8:44 AMUpdated Thursday, March 22, 2012, 8:44 AM

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You’re a Fulbright Scholar. Tell us about this.

“I applied to be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in Ireland last year. I was lucky enough to be sent to Lehman College to teach Irish to students. I also teach Irish in Manhattan College and the College of Mount Saint Vincent, as well as a children’s class in the Aisling Center on Saturday mornings.

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[JR: Very nice. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), wouldn’t learning Chinese be more practical? And, not to quibble, but shouldn’t it be “Gaelic”? Or, “Irish Gaelic” aot “Scottish Gaelic”?]

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2012-Mar-23

JOBIT: Nystrom, Robert G. [MC1960 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/roanoke/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Nystrom&pid=156637761

Robert G. Nystrom

Robert G. Nystrom, born in 1925, passed after a long illness.

For the past 17 years he was married to Juanita (Nita) Davis Nystrom, a marriage that gave him his greatest joys and contentment. Bob was the loving father of his daughter, Lynn, and he taught her many things, including her love of sports, from the time he showed her how to make left-handed lay-ups in a backyard basketball court when she was 10, to her love of animals and to riding horses.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bob was a veteran of World War II, serving his country by participating in the Battle at Normandy, and remaining in France and then crossing into Germany through the remainder of the War. He even rode a horse through the Swiss Alps when the war was over, patrolling for German deserters. He was the first in his family to attend college, using the GI Bill to graduate from Manhattan College.

He married Anne McElhearn in 1950, and they lived in New Jersey, celebrating more than 40 years of marriage before she died of cancer. He moved to Blacksburg in 1992, and soon met Nita. They married in 1993. He greatly enjoyed his new family that included Nita’s four children, Terry Platt and his wife, Susan Brown, of Morganton, N.C., Mike and Susan Platt, of Long Beach, Calif., Susan and her husband, John Palmer, of Goochland, Brad Platt and his wife, Judit and their two children, Robbie and Bradley, of Warrington. He is also survived by his brother, Jack, and sister, Grace, of Marietta, Ga.; his son-in-law, Larry Newman, of Christiansburg; several brother and sisters-in-law; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Bob spent his career as a sales manager, selling roofing materials and insulation, and his clients remained with him throughout his career because he always illustrated great concern and attention to detail in making sure all orders were delivered on time and that all customers were treated with respect.

He retired early to take care of his first wife, Anne, during her battle with cancer. After Anne’s death, he moved to Blacksburg, where he became involved with the Knights of Columbus at St. Marys Church and a dedicated award-winning volunteer at Montgomery Regional Hospital, now Lewis Gale.

When he and Nita married, they enjoyed some traveling, and in general, life in retirement. Bob’s last two decades brought him great happiness because of Nita, a woman he loved dearly.

Funeral Mass will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, in the St. Marys Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley.In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 1160 Moose Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg. 540-552-3211.

Published in Roanoke Times on March 23, 2012

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Nystrom, Robert G. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/roanoke/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-nystrom&pid=156637761&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Nystrom, Robert G. [MC1960 RIP]

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2012-Mar-23

JOBIT: Sciurba, Thomas J. [MC1953 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-Sciurba&pid=156640399

Thomas J. Sciurba

SCIURBA- Thomas J., of Massapequa Park, NY on March 22, 2012.

Beloved husband of the late Nancy. Devoted father of Thomas (Catherine), John (Tania), William (Christine) and Kimberly (Robert) Knapp. Adored grandfather of Jennifer Billy, Thomas Michael Nicholas Billy Kayla and Brian. Will be missed by his dearly loved longtime companion Celia Randazzese and her children Josesph, Marie (Russell) and Renee.

Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Josephine (nee Healy) Sciurba and his twin sister Josephine. Proud graduate of St. Ann’s High School, Class of 1949 and Manhattan College, Class of 1953 (Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity).

Retired after 41 years with General Electric, Member of IEE-Institute of Electrical Engineers. Proud Veteran of the United States Army.

Reposing at Massapequa Funeral Home, Inc., North Chapel, 1050 Park Blvd. (corner of Clark Blvd.) on Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass, Tuesday 10:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, Mssapequa, NY. Entombment at St. Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in memory of Thomas to Make-A- Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662 http://www.massapequafuneralhome.com

Published in Newsday on March 23, 2012

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Sciurba, Thomas J. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/newsday/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-sciurba&pid=156640399&cid=full

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2012-Mar-23

MTWITTER: Bravo Zulu to the MC physical security folks

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

“RT @TRoker22: Its dead impossible to smash a Manhattan College girl …I been deaded by that damn dorm security guard so many times man smhby Fresh2J3ff (Jeff Winchester)”

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[JR: I’m sending a Bravo Zulu (i.e., military jargon for “Well Done”) to the MC’s physical security folks. Keep up the good work keeping the “little darlings” safe. I am sure, if they are at all like I was, can be GIANT pia’s!]

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2012-Mar-23

TWITTER: MC’s expert list

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

“MCNewsRoom” tweeting as‏ “@MCNewsRoom” tweeted the following:

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Looking for a faculty expert in a specific field? Check out Manhattan College’s expert list. http://t.co/6Wz8tXg5

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[JR: Never saw that before.]

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2012-Mar-23

JNEWS: Strecansky, James [MC1962] elected to Bonita utility board

http://www.news-press.com/article/20120209/NEWS0102/302090041/1010/sports/
Bonita-utility-board-hopefuls-promote-change?odyssey=nav|head

Bonita utility board hopefuls promote change
Candidates make pitch for open government and accounting to cost-saving measures.
11:28 PM, Feb. 8, 2012
Written byMark S. Krzos
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James Strecansky — 71, was appointed to the BSU board in 2008.
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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Strecansky, James [MC1962]
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http://www.news-press.com/article/20120323/BUSINESS/303230024/Business-briefs-Three-win-seats-Bonita-Springs-utility-board

Business briefs: Three win seats on Bonita Springs utility board
10:10 PM, Mar. 22, 2012

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Bonita Springs Utilities member-customers re-elected Dave McKee and Jim Strecansky to its board of directors and chose Mike Malloy to join the board. Eight candidates ran for the three seats.
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[JR: Congrats to James’62!]

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2012-Mar-24

MVIDEO: UNCW Bracketbuster Game

http://vimeo.com/39029742

Manhattan College Basketball Bracketbuster Game Open
by James Houston

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[JR: Six minute video of UNCW versus MC from Draddy Gym.]

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2012-Mar-24

ENDNOTE: The immorality of “free stuff”

From a political email:

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Trillions of dollars have been stolen from U.S. taxpayers.

You and I, right now, are seeing the worst plundering of a country’s wealth in the history of civilization, led by an out-of-control Federal Reserve.

But you and I together CAN put a stop to it all.

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Can we? I’m not so sure of that.

National debt of 16T$. Unfunded liabilities of between 20 and 200 T$. Deficits in the T’s of $ for as far as the eye can see.

The immorality of “free stuff”, the dumbing down of the electorate, and the rampaging welfare / warfare state make me very pessimistic.

I’ve blogged about the 52% who are net takers from the 48% who are the net makers. How can those “dining on the largess” ever be out voted?

No, like the advice I gave Holy Mother Church, we have to just stop playing along.

Like the little red hen, we just don’t make the bread for everyone else to eat.

Then, we can get back to basics.

Without the “overhead”.

If the politicians and bureaucrats would lead the charge into battle in the various war they want us to fight, then at least we’d thin the herd.

How else can we get rid of these parasites and tics? Can’t jump out of the water and slam back in like the whale in that insurance commercial. Has to be a way?

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