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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 45 – 2013 Nov 10

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 45 – 2013 Nov 10

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2013/jj2013W45.html

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POSITRACTION: “I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds, and all the wild animals”

2013-Nov-03

http://youtu.be/Jhzt51kRfNs

IFAW frees seal caught in fishing gear on Cape Cod

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In a 2:22 minute video, we see “stewardship”. Give them a lot of credit. It’s probably expensive. But considering all that humans waste, it’s a small price.

Not every “rescue” is as dramatic, caring, or unusual.

But every little bit makes a difference. If for no other reason than it changes our thinking.

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JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) cites NYT article why we ‘need’ Obamacare

2013-Nov-03

Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) submitted without comment:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/opinion/sunday/kristof-this-is-why-we-need-obamacare.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0

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[JR: I would expect better of the New York Times and Jasper Stebbins. This type of “argument” would have never flew when I was up on the hill taking those “liberal arts” courses. Taking one anecdotal case as an argument for a massive overhaul of the best system of “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else in the world. Shame on us. Let’s focus on one key passage!  ]

Op-Ed Columnist
This Is Why We Need Obamacare
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Published: November 2, 2013

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No, far more serious is the kind of catastrophe facing people like Richard Streeter, 47, a truck driver and recreational vehicle repairman in Eugene, Ore. His problem isn’t Obamacare, but a tumor in his colon that may kill him because Obamacare didn’t come quite soon enough.

Streeter had health insurance for decades, but beginning in 2008 his employer no longer offered it as an option. He says he tried to buy individual health insurance but, as a lifelong smoker in his late 40s, couldn’t find anything affordable — so he took a terrible chance and did without.

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First, let’s call everyone’s attention to the reason for “employer based health insurance”.

You don’t buy “car insurance” that way. Nor “homeowners”, “rental”, “flood”, “umbrella”, “flood”, “catastrophic”, “business”, “liability”, “directors”, “prize”, … … did I miss any? Why is that?

Gooferment World War Two wage and price controls.

Business, blocked from paying the wages need to attract the skills needed, came up with this scam to solve the problem.

In what reality, does losing your job and losing your health care make sense. Tax-wise for the employee it’s even a bigger joke. The employer can deduct it, but if you buy your own you can’t.

So the anecdotal case is setup by Gooferment stupidity and the author argues for more Gooferment stupidity to “fix” it.

Second, let’s look at the anecdotal case advanced as the argument for more Gooferment stupidity.

Smoker, who relied on his employer for “health insurance”, when forced to get his own, does NOT.

Note now the story ADMITS he took a chance when he could find it AT A PRICE HE WAS WILLING TO PAY. Very cagy use of the word “affordable”!

So did try to mitigate his risks? Stop smoking, go for regular care, … what were his habits and choices when he had the insurance from his employer.

NOW, I feel sad that he took a chance and it came up snake eyes for him.

The bright spot — according to the article — is he has NOW transferred the costs of his choices to the taxpayers. And, everyone gets worse “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else to adopt this socialist meme.

Sorry, but this article is an indictment of Gooferment!

Further, I can NOT imagine if he showed up at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene Oregon, that he would not have been cared for promptly and efficiently. (Yeah, I spent the first few years of my life in Oregon!)

All hospitals have a “charity care” account.

So, the President, the politicians, and bureaucrats have lied through their smiles to get us on the path to be a European Socialist nation. And, we are supposed to spend ourselves broke to try to make up for the bad choices of others?

Shame. Shame on them, the NYT, and the liberal socialists for being deceitful.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Argh!

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http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304527504579171710423780446

[JR: Here’s a anecdotal story on the other side of the scale.]

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JUPDATE: Lichten, Robert M. [MC1962] Co-Chairman Investment Committee of Inter-Atlantic Group

2013-Nov-03

JFOUND: Lichten, Robert M. [MC1962] Co-Chairman Investment Committee of Inter-Atlantic Group

Originally reported 2013-Oct-27

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=711037&privcapId=140686&previousCapId=373545&previousTitle=KONINKLIJKE%20AHOLD%20NV

Robert M. Lichten
Managing Director, Inter-Atlantic Fund, L.P.

Mr. Robert M. Lichten serves as a Co-Chairman and Member of the Investment Committee of Inter-Atlantic Group. Mr. Lichten has been the Co-Chairman since 1994.

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He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and received the Air Force Commendation Medal for his work in solid rocket propulsion systems. Mr. Lichten holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from New York University.

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Dear John,

I believe that Robert is a member of the class of 1962.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lichten, Robert M. [MC1962]

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JFOUND: McShane, Emily [MC????] performs with Girsa

2013-Nov-03

http://www.girsamusic.com/

Welcome home to Girsa Traditional Irish Music

Girsa has captured the hearts of audiences everywhere with their melodious voices, electrifying musicianship and witty banter. Their energetic and enthusiastic performances of Traditional Irish music, song and dance have been met with outstanding acclaim. Maeve, Deirdre, Blaithin, Bernadette, Pamela and Emily bring a creative mix of fiddle, accordion, banjo, tin whistle, bodhran, guitar and piano to their shows. Their individual instrumental and vocal excellence combine to create a powerful force that is breaking into the forefront of Irish music in the US. Their first two CDs received rave reviews and their 3rd CD is currently in the works. There’s an exciting future ahead for Girsa.

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Emily McShane is 21 years old, was born and raised in Pearl River New York, and is currently a student at Manhattan College studying Elementary/ Special Education and in the five year masters program of Special Education. She has been surrounded by music all her life. Along with her mother, who plays the fiddle, and all three of her sisters, Emily has grown up Irish dancing and playing music. Emily started playing the piano when she was about five years old, taking lessons with the fantastic Annmarie Acosta. Since she was very young, she spent many of her summers in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland visiting her father’s side of the family and mother’s side in Galway. She has competed in the Fleadh Cheoils in both New York and Ireland for many years and has attended many sessions; her favorite being the Welcome In session in Forkhill, Co. Armagh. Placing third in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil piano competition U15 is one of Emily’s most cherished moments. Singing has also always been a love and passion of Emily’s. More recently, Emily has learned to play the bodhran and guitar with Girsa, taking guitar lessons from the wonderful Mary Coogan of Cherish the Ladies. The Catskills Irish Arts Week is one that Emily has been attending since a young age, and is where she eventually learned to play the bodhran from different Irish artists. She has grown up listening to Irish music as well as country music, which is also a big part of her life. Emily has greatly been inspired by many artists such as Deirdre Connolly, Padraic O’Reilly, Luke Kelly, Deirdre Scanlon, Peter Murphy and country artists like Miranda Lambert and the Dixie Chicks. Girsa is a very big part of Emily’s life and she knows the memories made with Girsa are ones that will be cherished for years to come.

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McShane, Emily [MC????]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Have to skip pics in the actual issue

2013-Nov-03
It appears that I’m having trouble with pictures getting from the the daily flow of news at http://jasperjottings-daily.com/ into the Yahoo email. Have to rely on linkage for the email. Or switch to another tool to get the email out.

We’ll have to see what comes about.

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JOBIT: Cassidy, Austin Francis [MC1971 RIP]

2013-Nov-03

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Austin-Cassidy&pid=167817663

Austin F. Cassidy (1949 – 2013)
Obituary

Austin Francis Cassidy passed away after a long term struggle with cancer on November 1, at Rosary Hill Home. He was 64 years old. Austin was born October 4, 1949, in the Bronx, to the late Theresa Walsh Cassidy and Edward Cassidy. He was educated at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary school, Mt. Kisco and graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains. He received a BA in psychology from Manhattan College and an MS in Forensic Science from Yale University.

Austin was well known in Westchester as an arson investigator. He worked for many years for the village of Mt. Kisco, where his positions included fire inspector, code enforcer, assistant building inspector and lastly Building Inspector. In May his illness forced his early retirement.

Austin had a myriad of interest; photography, expert marksmanship, and a love of nature, which included hiking, animals, travel, painting and art. He exhibited his art in the New York area and in Cape Cod Mass. He had many published articles in Cape Cod, focusing on history, many places of interest and how to get the most out of a Cape Cod visit. He organized photography tours in Cape Cod. He was an integral part of the “Art’s on the Lake”, in Kent, NY.

Austin was also well known for his community service. In the 1970’s he volunteered as a special police officer with the Mt. Kisco police department. During the early to mid 1980’s he served as fire chief with the Mt Kisco Union Hook and Ladder Co.

Survivors include his wife Marsha Jayko , of Mt. Kisco, his daughter Tara Cassidy of Hopewell Junction and grandchildren , Christina and Michael Dzubak. His brother Brendan and Janet Cassidy of Norristown, PA., two stepchildren, Aimee Nyarady of Ridgefield, CT., Alexander Jayko of Rye, NY., and step granddaughter Lily Nyarady of Ridgefield, CT., two goddaughters Diedre Siegel and Megan Schreck, many cousins , close friends from childhood, especially Jack Wade who also was there through Austin’s challenge.

Visitation will be Sunday 7-9PM and Monday 5-9Pm at the Cassidy Flynn funeral home.

Funeral Mass Tuesday 10am., St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mt. Kisco

In lieu of flowers requested donations can be made to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Ave., Hawthorne, NY. 10532., or Union Hook and Ladder Co., Green St., Mt. Kisco, NY. 10549, or any charity of choice .

Published in the The Journal News from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2013

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Cassidy, Austin Francis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=austin-cassidy&pid=167817663&cid=full#sthash.y7jcQu6a.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Austin is a member of the Class of 1971.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cassidy, Austin Francis [MC1971 RIP]

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JFOUND: Fernandez, Fernando [MC1986] Chief Client Officer d exposito & Partners

http://maipalumni.org/maip-40-for-40-fernando-fernandez/

MAIP “40 for 40″: Fernando Fernandez
Posted in Uncategorized by sgalvin
October 11, 2013 / 0 Comments

Fernando Fernandez
MAIP 1985 Alumnus
Chief Client Officer
d exposito & Partners

Fernando’s account management career started with MAIP in 1985. That summer’s one-of-a-kind experience was the beginning of what has become a life-long passion. Fernando was offered to join the advertising agency he interned with right after graduating college. A few years into it, he discovered his true calling was to specialize in the Multicultural arena and, specifically, the Hispanic market. Since then and for more than 25 years now, he has dedicated his time to Hispanic marketing and advertising.

Over the years, he has worked on the agency side with multiple clients across various industries and categories in the Multicultural space. Companies such as AT&T, Campbell’s, Citibank, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, McDonald’s, Sears, Unilever and U.S. Census. His professional journey has taken him from an Assistant Account Executive, working his way up the account management ladder into Senior Vice President and General Manager titles at large and multi-national agencies, to, more recently, testing his entrepreneurial skills successfully at a start-up Multicultural advertising agency.

Throughout his career, he’s been credited with many effective programs in the areas of advertising, direct marketing, public relations, promotions and event marketing.

Today, several career life-long colleagues are his partners at d expósito & Partners
(www.newamericanagency.com) where he oversees account management to ensure quality, responsiveness and effectiveness across multiple clients.

Fernando graduated with a Marketing degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

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Fernandez, Fernando [MC????]

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Hi John,

Fernando graduated in 1986. He is a real friend to MC. I can call him for all kinds of advice on advertising and promotion. He comes in to talk when he can. He is a true Jasper
Best,
Carolyn

Dr. Carolyn E. Predmore

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Fernandez, Fernando [MC1986]

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Dear John,

I believe that Fernando is a member of the Class of 1986.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry but Prof P scooped you by a few hours. Laff!]

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JNEWS: Litts, Herbert W. III [MC????] runs for Ulster NY Legislature

2013-Nov-03

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131103/NEWS01/311030058/Ulster-Legislature-candidate-profiles

Ulster Legislature candidate profiles
Nov. 3, 2013 |
ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATURE
Office sought: District 9
Term of office: Two years
Salary of office: $10,000

Name: Herbert W. Litts III

Age: 57

Ballot lines: Republican, Conservative, Independence

Occupation: Civil Engineer, farmer

Education: Bachelor’s degree, civil engineering, Manhattan College

Why I want to be elected: I would like to serve at the county level to insure fiscal responsibility and comprehensive government for the future growth of our area. I have spent my entire career as a public servant, working 25 years at the New York State Department of Transportation, followed by 8 1/2 years at the New York State Thruway Authority, retiring as the Assistant Division Director-Engineering Services. I was responsible for a construction management unit with a capital program in excess of $460 million per year.

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Litts, Herbert W. III [MC????]

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JUPDATE: Burns, Thomas (MC1965) joined Google+

2013-Nov-03

Your contact Thomas Burns (MC1965) joined Google+ 4:54 PM (4 minutes ago)

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JFOUND: Mitchell, Craig [MC1997] SVP Tessera Intellectual Property Corp

http://www.tessera.com/abouttessera/executiveteam/Pages/craigmitchell.aspx

Executive Team

Craig Mitchell, senior vice president, business development of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc.

Craig Mitchell is senior vice president, business development of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for intellectual property evaluation and acquisition activities. Mitchell joined Tessera in May 1992 and has served in a variety of management roles including senior vice president of advanced packaging and interconnect, vice president of licensing, and vice president of marketing.

Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in New York. He is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Program for Growing Companies and Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Mitchell is also a named inventor on more than 40 US patents.

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Mitchell, Craig [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Craig is a member of the Class of 1997.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mitchell, Craig [MC1997]

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JOBIT: Morelli, Frank Joseph [MC1956 RIP]

2013-Nov-05

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?n=frank-joseph-morelli&pid=167875398

Frank Joseph Morelli
Obituary

Frank Joseph Morelli born February 28, 1933 in Yonkers, N.Y. died November 1,2013. Loving Husband of Alberta (Berta) Morelli. Survived by Steven, Robert, Theresa and their spouses, Lois, Katie and Gary Dyckman, twelve grandchildren, and one great granddaughter; Predeceased brothers, Alex, Louis and Mother, Carmella, and Father, Alex. Member and financial consultant for the Italian American Club and Hammock Beach where he enjoyed golf, tennis and bowling. Graduated from Manhattan College, worked in Public Accounting for Arthur Anderson, Executive officer for Transportation and Storage Companies. Memorial mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm. Family will receive guests at Church Memorial Hall prior to mass between 12:00-1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to St. Jude’s in Frank’s honor would be greatly appreciated.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 5, 2013

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Morelli, Frank Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/news-journalonline/guestbook.aspx?n=frank-morelli&pid=167875398&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morelli, Frank Joseph [MC1956 RIP]

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JFOUND: HughLee [MC????] PT Faculty Student Doctor Network

2013-Nov-05

http://206.82.221.135/index.php?members/hughlee.444455/

HughLee
Member – PT Faculty

HughLee was last seen:
Today at 3:26 PM

Occupation:
PT Faculty member

Current Status:
Non-Student

Undergrad School & Degree:
Manhattan College, BS, Biology and Religious Studies

Graduate School & Degree:
The Rockefeller University, Ph.D.

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my ‘stuff’ for Hugh.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has a substantial list

2013-Nov-05

Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for, Bob, an 87 year old gentleman who fell on Sunday. We pray that his injuries are not serious.

We pray for Jim who is having Eye surgery this week. We pray that his recovery is swift and complete.

We pray for Kevin who having dealt with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, is now undergoing Chemo treatment. We pray that his treatments attain the hoped for results.

For Ed, we pray that the MDs diagnose and are able to remedy his ills.

Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Visser, John (MC1982) new job Director, Cloud Software Development at Hitachi Data Systems

2013-Nov-05

FROM LINKEDIN

Visser, John (MC1982) has a new job.
Now Director, Cloud Software Development at Hitachi Data Systems.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-visser/0/a57/966/

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JUPDATE: McKenna, Robert (MC1982) joined Google+

2013-Nov-05

FROM GOOGLE+

Your contact McKenna, Robert (MC1982) joined Google+

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JFOUND: Singer, Kevin [MC????] chemical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal

2013-Nov-06

http://www.army.mil/article/114063/Statistics_skills_prove_helpful_for_Picatinny_Soldier/

Statistics skills prove helpful for Picatinny Soldier
October 29, 2013
By Cassandra Mainiero

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PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Oct. 29, 2013) — In a desert full of fire artillery and a convoy of tanks, probably the last concept on anyone’s mind is mathematics.

Yet, for Sergeant Kevin Singer, a chemical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, mathematics is essential to his mission.

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SHARING A STATISTICAL PERSPECTIVE

Always interested in challenging work, Singer has been intrigued by mathematics since college.

After he earned his master’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College in New York City, he was employed by Picatinny’s Reliability Management group in 2009.

The Reliability Management group is under the Armament, Research, Development, and Engineering Center. Still, it wasn’t until he met Douglas Ray, in early 2011, that Singer joined Picatinny’s Statistical Methods and Analysis Group.

The Statistical Methods and Analysis Group is part of the Quality Engineering and System Assurance Directorate.

The group consults with a variety of Integrated Product Teams and specializes in test-design and data analysis, and merges their statistical expertise and engineering background in the development and improvement of armaments and Warfighter systems.

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Singer, Kevin [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Kevin.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Dec 6, 2013 Alumni Pregame Reception

2013-Nov-06

Manhattan College Calendar

Dec 6, 2013: Alumni Pregame Reception: Manhattan vs. Marist at Mahoney’s

Join other Jasper alumni and fans before Manhattan takes on Marist. The reception is $20 per person which includes a buffet and beer and wine.

Mahoney’s provides shuttle transportation to the game.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at McCann Arena (3399 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY) game tickets can be purchased directly from Marist Athletics.

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JFOUND: Gormley, Jack [MC????] Dean of Students Vaughn College

2013-Nov-07

http://www.vaughn.edu/faculty-bio.cfm/jack-gormely

Gormley, Jack [MC????]
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
Vaughn College
86-01 23rd Avenue, Flushing, NY 11369

Education:
BA, Rhode Island College
MS, Manhattan College

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my ‘stuff’ for Jack.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JUPDATE: Bachowski, Alyssa (MC2011) new job Account Coordinator at Defy Media

2013-Nov-07

FROM LINKEDIN

Bachowski, Alyssa (MC2011) has a new job.
Now Account Coordinator at Defy Media.

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JUPDATE: Fok, Allen (MC2013) new job Graduate Assistant at Manhattan College

2013-Nov-07

FROM LINKEDIN

Fok, Allen (MC2013) has a new job.
Now Graduate Assistant at Manhattan College

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JBLOGGER: Nicole [MC2013] unemployed

2013-Nov-07

http://nikitasays.com/2013/09/13/anticipating-autumn-and-an-announcement/

Anticipating Autumn (and an announcement!)

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Alright, I’ll stop beating around the bush. I visited my alma mater this past Tuesday and I miss college. I just do. I miss the campus, I miss being around my peers and professors, I miss my underclassmen friends, and I miss going someplace and having work to do everyday. In short, college gave my life structure and…purpose. I hate saying “purpose,” because my purpose in life is not to work in and of itself. I think you get the idea, though.

Today I had my first job interview since I graduated from college. Despite the staffing agencies, the online applications, and my use of job websites like Monster, this interview came about purely from in-person networking. My mom spoke with somebody who was related to someone else and that person interviewed me today. The interview actually went very well–but unfortunately, the company is a non-profit and it does not have any positions open at this time. I am still grateful that I had the experience, though.

Next week I plan on taking the 911-operator test. I never thought of myself as someone who could listen on the other end of a person’s emergency phone call, but it’s a city job and it has benefits.

And I’m running out of ideas, to be honest.

In the meantime, I’ll keep going down the list of companies and I’ll continue applying. And praying.

And wishing. And hoping. I might go back to the whole follow-up phone call thing, but chances are people won’t be very receptive. That’s what I’ve been experiencing lately–Human Resources does not want to hear your voice. You’re just another applicant to them. The squeaky wheel does not get the oil anymore.

Wait, this post is supposed to be about Autumn.

Okay, announcement time! Since I’m still unemployed, and I want to exercise my abilities as a writer and try new things, and since certain sections of this blog have been largely ignored, I will now implement a blogging schedule (*trumpet blast and confetti*)!

Now, just to be clear, there’s no bondage here. I’ve seen what stretching for content has done to other bloggers, and I don’t want that to happen to this blog (or to me). However, from now on, the schedule is as follows:

Sunday is Soul Sunday. This could potentially be a free day. You can’t force inspirational writing. If God lays something on my heart to write about, or if I learn a life lesson during the week, or if I feel like reflecting on something from the past and incorporating Bible verses, it will be posted on this day.

Monday is Music Monday. I love listening to music (who doesn’t?) and I’d like to share that love with you. Feel free to follow me on Spotify–I will follow back. And please send me some music on there. I love hearing new music!

Tuesday is Text & TV Tuesday. I will blog about either a book or a TV show. Or a poem. The possibilities are endless.

Wednesday is Web Wednesday. I will also use this as a free day if I have nothing on the internet to pundit about. I’m unsure if I’ll incorporate commentary about viral videos/memes here. That’s opening a whole other can of worms.

Thursday is Random Thursday. I’m specifically devoting this day to the “random” section of my blog, and I will be taking requests. When I say random, I mean random–frisbees, rubber ducks, the solar system–that kind of thing.

Rubber duckie, you’re the one…

Friday is Film Friday. Some of you might have seen the film blog I had during my college days. That blog was made specifically for the film classes I was taking. However, I would still love to talk about film here! I’d be a little less wordy, of course.

Saturday is Style Saturday. I’m going to mix it up by not just doing outfit of the day type stuff. I might talk about trends, or put an outfit together on Polyvore and post it here, or talk about one particular piece of clothing and how to wear it multiple ways. We’ll see!

So that leaves out one category…life. The reason I did this is because I can spontaneously post about life at any point during the week. It’s…life.

Let’s have a great Fall semester!

~Nikita

Please engage with me. I’d love to hear your suggestions for any of the categories–particularly the random ones.

Also: I want to start interacting and networking more with other bloggers, so I might write a blog inspired by or in response to another person’s blog, or I may simply post a pingback to it.

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My name is Nicole. I’m 22 years old and I live in The Bronx, New York. I graduated from Manhattan College in the Class of 2013. Go Jaspers!

Anyway, this page is about me, I guess. Hm…I enjoy writing, reading, eating, singing, walking, sleeping, and watching movies. I fall in love with places. I believe everyone is here on purpose, for a purpose. I’m still looking for mine!

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[JR: Sorry, but I find this frustrating. I know that Alma Mater has a good placement gang. And, there are the alumni. But this person doesn’t give anyone enough to help. Like those fishing stories, folks expect them to jump into the boat. Never worked that way for me. Argh! Depending upon what she is seeking, I’m sure she could should have something! Double argh! ]

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Nicole Marie Vacca:

Submitted on 2013/11/07 at 7:57 pm

Hi. I posted this blog entry a long time ago (well, relatively). Please clarify what you meant by “Like those fishing stories, folks expect them to jump into the boat. Never worked that way for me. Argh! Depending upon what she is seeking, I’m sure she could should have something! Double argh!” Thank you. Also, you already know me. ;)

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Submitted on 2013/11/07 at 8:12 pm | In reply to Nicole Marie Vacca.

Laff, I think that networking is the key to getting a job.

I’m old and don’t remember.

fjohn68

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) recalls why Alma Mater matters imho

2013-Nov-07

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An important historical event took place on this date in 1918. The start of the Russian Revolution. The one between the White Bolsheviks and the Red one’s. A fellow by the name of Kerensky was a White Bolshevik and the first Presinet of free Russia following the Czar’s dethroning. Philosophical differences arose. Lenin was head of the Red group. Finally, the Reds beat the Whites. That is the war that started on this day in 1918.

Kerensky had to flee Russia. Flee or be killed. The choice was simple. He left. He eventually ended up in the United States.

Why the Russian history lesson? I was fortunate to have known Kerensky.

It was 1956-7. I was a senior at Manhattan College. A history major. One of my courses was Russian history from around 1880 to a couple of years following the Revolution. Kerensky taught the course. He was my/our professor. Imagine how exciting it was to hear from the lips of a man who not only lived during those years, but also was the important leader of one of the two revolutionary groups.

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JFOUND: Hassan, Kevin P. [MC1981] active in Drum & Bugle Corps activities

2013-Nov-08

http://lisunrisers.com/administration-and-staff-bios.php

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Kevin P. Hassan

Kevin Hassan has been active in Drum & Bugle Corps activities since the 1960’s. Kevin performed with the Noroton Heights (Ct) FD Drum & Bugle Corps, the Norwalk Hot Shots, the Milford Shoreliners and the Brassmen junior corps as well as the New York Skyliners, the Sunrisers and Connecticut Hurricanes in the DCA.

Kevin has held various managerial positions with a number of groups including the Sunrisers, Connecticut Hurricanes and Bushwackers. Kevin was the director for the Connecticut Hurricanes in 1993 and 1994 as well as the Corps President in 2010 and the President and Executive Director in 2011. Kevin also was the director of the Syracuse Brigadiers in 2003.

In his non-drum corps life, Kevin is a Managing Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the tax practice. He has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers and a predecessor firm – Coopers & Lybrand since 1981. Kevin is a graduate of Manhattan College and is a CPA in State of Connecticut. Kevin also is currently the Assistant Band Director at Port Chester High School in NY.

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Hassan, Kevin P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1981.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hassan, Kevin P. [MC1981]

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JHQ: Thursday, December 5 Radio City Christmas

2013-Nov-08

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Join fellow College alumni and get in the holiday spirit at Radio City for the Christmas Spectacular, featuring The Rockettes! Tickets are $80 per person and will be located in the Orchestra level. Limited tickets available.

When: Thursday, December 5
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Radio City Music Hall
(1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020)

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JOBIT: Roldan, Joseph A. [MC???? RIP]

2013-Nov-08

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/read/Joseph-A.-Roldan-96640907

Atkinson, NH: Joseph A. Roldan, 82, of Atkinson, died on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry.

Born in New York City, son of the late Joseph and Herminia (Parilla) Roldan, he attended Manhattan College. He served in the United States Army for four years in the National Army Security Agency before moving to Illinois and then Atkinson in 1966.

Mr. Roldan worked for Western Electric as an engineer for twenty-seven years before retiring from AT&T Technologies. He loved tennis, golf, bowling, and dancing and enjoyed going on cruises and wintering in Florida. He was an active member of Holy Angels Church of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Elba (Quinones) Roldan, his three sons, James J. Roldan of East Hampstead, Robert A. Roldan of Somerville, MA, and Thomas J. Roldan of San Antonio, TX, his daughter, Jeanne M. Young of Manchester, NH, his sister, Nancy Carrington of Chicago, IL, six grandchildren, two great granddaughters, and two nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Edward Roldan.

Relatives and friends may call on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. His funeral service will take place on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Atkinson Senior Fund, PO Box 484, Atkinson, NH 03811, or Silverthorne Day Care, 63 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit our website, http://www.brooksidechapelfh.com.

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. “No man is an island, entire of itself … any manʼs death diminishes me”. We are sorry for your loss.

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. “No man is an island, entire of itself … any manʼs death diminishes me”. We are sorry for your loss.

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Roldan, Joseph A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Obit at same link

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Dear John,

I do not have anything in my ‘stuff’ for Joseph.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports sad news

2013-Nov-08

Good Evening,

Jim Smith asks for our prayers for his close friend and classmate, John Wexler ’60. John died today in Richmond, Virginia. Please keep John, his Wife, Lee Ann and their family in your prayers as we pray for the repose of John’s soul and that as John’s family and friends mourn the loss of their loved one, that they find the Peace of Christ to bring them through this difficult time.

We have had Jim in our prayers this week as he had eye surgery. The first part of the procedure has gone well and we pray that the follow-up and healing continues to go as hoped for. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Fabinski, Bob (MC1984) new job Lithography Engineer at Truesense Imaging

2013-Nov-08

Fabinski, Bob (MC1984) has a new job.
Now Lithography Engineer at Truesense Imaging, Inc..

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-fabinski/3/985/2aa/

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JOBIT: Eicher, Jerry [MC1954 RIP]

2013-Nov-08

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=Jerry-Eicher&pid=167927475

Jerry Eicher
Obituary
February 14, 1933 – November 3, 2013

Jerry Eicher, 80, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side. Born in Bronx, New York, son of George and Martha Eicher, he was raised with brothers Bill and Bud. With a degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from UCLA, he spent most of his career at Hughes Aircraft. An outdoors enthusiast, Jerry loved backpacking and fishing in the Eastern Sierras with friends and family. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margene, children Julie Vargo (Mike), Sue Hrychyk (Ron), Jayne Flowers (Eugene), Bill Eicher (Luisa), and 5 grandchildren. Jerry is remembered for his kindness, sense of adventure and warm smile.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 10, 2013

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Eicher, Jerry [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/latimes/guestbook.aspx?n=jerry-eicher&pid=167927475&cid=full#sthash.pz2qOZd0.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Eicher, Jerry [MC1954 RIP]

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JTWITTER: Buckley, Sara [MC2017] is on twitter

2013-Nov-09

https://twitter.com/_sarbucks

Buckley, Sara [MC2017]

All registered for 2nd semester😁 pic.twitter.com/7p0US2ixm6

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[JR: In my day, no small accomplishment!]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) about remembers Vets’ day

2013-Nov-09

Good Morning All,

Monday, as we all know, is Veterans day. We owe so much to those who Serve, have Served and those who paid the ultimate price. This morning I came across something that Abraham Lincoln said, ” In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Our Veterans through the years have signed that blank check to all of us to defend and protect. Life for our Servicemen and Women can be fulfilling, you forge bonds that you will never let friend or foe break, it can be lonely, it is sometimes daunting and terrifying. Scars may fade but don’t go away, memories pale a little but never disappear. Our Veterans are truly heroes, they go in harms way, at the least they stand steadfast in their willingness to do so. They so often define what the United States stands for and are that beacon of liberty that we read about.

On this Veteran’s Day, thank a Veteran in the moment, please keep them and their families in your prayers as we thank them for their sacrifice and remember what we may sometimes forget, ” Freedom Is Not Free.” Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: Keshia Thomas demonstrates what “free speech” is all about

2013-Nov-09

Mike Huckabee on FACEBOOK:

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A salute this evening to a true Huck’s Hero, Keshia Thomas. The BBC reports that she was just 18 back in 1996, and taking part in an anti-KKK rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The crowd spotted a white man in a Confederate flag shirt and started yelling, “Kill the Nazi!” They knocked him to the ground and began beating him. Keshia said it was barbaric. She knew what it was like to be attacked. So this black teenager threw herself over the alleged racist, shielding him from harm and shaming his attackers into backing off. Since then, the photo of her protecting him has inspired a lot of people to be kinder. The BBC tracked Keshia to Houston, where she now lives. She says she never saw that man again, but his son came to her once and thanked her. She still tries to do something to break down racial stereotypes every day. No grand gestures. She said sometime, “The biggest thing you can do is just be kind to another human being.” Keshia, sometimes that little act of kindness can be the grandest gesture of all.

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When we say: “I hate what you say, but will defend with my life your right to say it”, we really have to mean it.

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”.” — President Andrew Shepherd played by Michael Douglas in “The American President” (1995)

Now this was a very left wing movie, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

I think this quote captures the essence of free speech.

And, Ms. Keshia Thomas has evidenced it.

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