This Week at Molloy

Tuesday, April 14

The last class meeting and final exam schedule was just published.

Details for a poetry contest run by Gayl Teller, former Nassau County Poet Laureate. She conducts a poetry reading series at the Mid-Island Y JCC and the contest below is part of that series. Note that it has separate categories for adults, teens and children.  2014-15 Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Contest. Submissions guidelines: deadline: May 15. Adults: $5 per poem. Please make checks payable to Mid-Island Y JCC. Teens and children: No fee. Include age. All must include name, address, email and phone. One criterion: Poetic excellence. Mail to: Poetry Contest, Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY 11803. Awards night: Sunday, June 7 at 7 p.m. Cash prizes, readings by all winners and honorable mentions.

Autism awareness month fundraiser. All proceeds are used for the Rebecca Center for Music Therapy's Scholarship and Research Fund. Please stop by The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy in the basement of the Wilbur Arts Building. Ticket prices: 1 for $5 or 7 for $20.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Barbara Jones, recently-appointed New York City Consul General, to the New York metropolitan area and hear of her strategic initiatives. This program is being brought to you through the collaboration of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Nassau County, Molloy's Irish Institute and the Nassau County Brehon Law Society. Molloy College Madison Theatre in the Public Square. 7 p.m. For more information regarding any of the events listed below, contact Catherine Tully Muscente at 516.323.4710 or email

As many of you know, for over 20 years, students, faculty, staff and administrators travel to the Big Laurel Learning Center in Kermit, West Virginia to run a camp for the teen boys in the area.  Kermit is one of the poorest rural areas in the nation. We are getting ready to travel down to Kermit. This year we will be going from July 25 thru August 1. Each year we hold a special raffle as fundraiser for the Big Laurel Learning Center.  Our good friends, Sister Kathy O'Hagen and Sister Gretchen Schaeffer work tirelessly to help the people in Kermit.  Part of what they provide are summer camps. We try and raise as much money as we can to help them in the wonderful work they do. All of the money raised from this raffle goes direclty to the learning center. We have great raffle prizes. Our student workers will be traversing the campus selling raffles.  You can purchase them in the campus ministries office (Public Square 390).  The prizes are: Kellenberg's Katch:  $200 cash; Brunch for two at Churchill's Restaurant. Public Square Perks: Gift cards to Molloy bookstore ($100) and Dunkin' Donuts ($15); 6 AMC Movie Tickets. Wilbur's Wish: 4 Met tickets; Gift card to Ferring's deli ($20); and a full body massage. Casey's Corner: 4 Yankee tickets; Gift card to Gino's restaurant ($25); and a full body massage. Extra prize - a gift card to Monaghan's Restaurant ($20). The raffles are $5 for 6 tickets or $1 each. The raffle will take place on Wednesday, April 29, the feast day of one of our favorite Dominican saints, St. Catherine of Siena.

Students who did not apply for May or August graduation may still file late applications for graduation for May or August 2015. We need to receive the applications and review your records in order to include your name in the commencement brochure. Please apply by April 17.  If you are applying late and wish to have your name in the commencement brochure. Students: log into your Lion's Den account. Then click the My Academics tab. Click the Graduation Application link on the left. Open the application and complete the information for the request, including your diploma name. The application fee added to your bill and you may pay online once it is on the bill. The fee is $210 for on-time graduation applications. Late filers are charged $250 to apply (which includes a $40) late fee. Additional information on graduation, deadlines, requirements and the May 2015 commencement is explained in the Molloy College catalogs and posted on the Molloy college website.  Commencement details and notifications are handled by Student Affairs. Support from the Registrar's Office for Lion's Den graduation applications, issues or questions is available by calling 516.323.4300.

Time is running out to apply for financial aid and complete the FAFSA. Please fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2015-2016 academic year as soon as possible. All Molloy students who received financial aid, including; federal and state aid, Molloy grants, Molloy scholarships and athletic grants are required to complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA by May 1.  The FAFSA may be completed online at Renewal-eligible students who provided a valid email address on their 2014-2015 FAFSA will be sent 2015-2016 FAFSA renewal reminder emails from the central processing system. You will need your federal student aid PIN to complete your 2015-2016 Renewal FAFSA on the Web. If you do not have a PIN, go to to apply for one. If you have forgotten your PIN, you can request a duplicate by going to  and selecting "Request a Duplicate PIN." The 2015-2016 FAFSA and any additional supporting documents must be processed and received by our Office on or before May 1, 2015.  If we do not receive your processed FAFSA and required documentation, by May 1 you will forfeit all Molloy Scholarships and Grants for the 2015-2016 academic year. The financial aid office will be hosting a series of "FAFSA Fridays" to help students with the FAFSA. "FAFSA Fridays" are April 10, 17 and 24. If interested in attending one of these sessions please visit the financial aid office to reserve a seat.  Remember if you are a New York State resident you must also complete your New York State application in order to receive TAP. You can do so by clicking on the direct link which appears on your FAFSA confirmation page, as shown below, or by waiting 3-4 days after completing the FAFSA then visiting the TAP website directly at:

Molloy College Art Faculty Small Works Exhibition. March 31 - April 29.  Note: The gallery will be closed April 3 - 5.

Molloy College Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies is offering spring and summer internships at the following three locations: CERCOM (Center for Research and Coastal Oceans Monitoring) at Molloy College, in West Sayville (Suffolk County). Science Museum of Long Island, located in Plandome (Nassau County). American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Contact Dr. Tanacredi at 516.323.3415/3591 for further information.

Information regarding scholarships you may apply for and hopefully win: This is a general scholarship open to all students. The application deadline is April 30.  The attachment contains information and application materials for the NY League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. Scholarship, which is specifically for Puerto Rican women. The application deadline is May 30.  Stay tuned for the master list of scholarships coming soon.

Prom Boutique until Wednesday, April 15. We are collecting new or gently used prom gowns, special occasion dresses, shoes and accessories.  Your donations will be distributed by Long Island volunteers, free of charge, to girls who are unable to afford a new gown for their prom, graduation, or other significant event. These events are memory markers for the girls and a time to celebrate their hard work and special accomplishments. Your donation can help to make a dream come true. There will be coat racks outside of the Campus Ministries Office (Public Square - 390) from Monday, April 13 to Wednesday, April 15. For additional information contact me at or the HOPE Team on Ext. 3231.

Wednesday, April 15

The Molloy College Division of Humanities: Art, English, music and new media/communications departments are presenting their first DIGITAL ARTS SHOWCASE: EXHIBITION/MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION at 7:45 p.m., in the Madison Theatre. Snacks and beverages will be served.

Campus Ministries would like to invite you to an Open House in our office in the Public Square #390 to meet Molloy's new Chaplain, Fr. Jordan Turano, O.P. We'll be welcoming people on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-2:30 P.M. to drop by and say hello. Of course, you are welcome in our office any time, but we can't promise our new Dominican Friar and donuts will be here when you do.

Are you a victim of public opinion?  Get the facts from the frontline. The Criminal Justice Department invites you to a panel discussion with experts in policing.  Topics will include stop and frisk, Ferguson, Eric Garner and other recent events. In the reception room at 5 p.m. With retired NYPD Captain John A. Eterno, Ph.D. Molloy College, Delores Jones-Brown, J.D., Ph.D. John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Eli B. Silverman, Ph.D. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This panel will feature policing and legal experts who will offer data, experience and knowledge on current issues in policing. The Criminal Justice Department deals with these issues in a reasonable, practical and intellectual way. Fear, bias, and myths overwhelm the popular understanding of these issues. The panel will expose the light of truth (veritas) to this misunderstood area. This group of experts will discuss and refute the simplistic analyses seen in the media. The panel will present analyses of policing issues based on facts not fallacies.

Friday, April 17

We are pleased to invite you to the Barbara A. McDonnell Early Childhood Conference entitled, Family Engagement:  Strengthening Partnerships in Early Childhood Education, sponsored by the Division of Education in collaboration with the Office of Advancement/Family Support Long Island, Division of Nursing, Division of Social Sciences, Siena Women's Center, and Education Club. It will take place on Friday, April 17 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Madison Theatre, Public Square, with breakfast and sign-in from 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. There is no fee for participation. Our keynote presentation, Anywhere, Anytime Learning: Families, Schools and Communities Sharing Responsibility for Children's Success will be delivered by Dr. Margaret Caspe, Senior Research Analyst at the Harvard Family Research Project. This fifth annual event brings together students, educators, and the general public to share information and resources on topics related to working with young children. The conference meets five hours of NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) training requirements and counts as one (morning or afternoon only) or two (full-day) Molloy-sponsored workshops for Education majors. Kindly review the attached conference flyer for additional information. Advance registration is strongly recommended. Click here to register for morning panel and afternoon workshops. Contact Dr. Sherry Radowitz at 516.323.4705 or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Saturday, April 18

On Saturday, April 18 the Molloy softball team will be participating in a doubleheader against Mercy College at 11 a.m. It is being promoted as a 'Strikeout for Cancer Day'. All proceeds will be donated to the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Please consider donating money for each strikeout recorded. If interested please contact Susan Cassidy-Lyke at ext 3601. Thanks for the support.

Wednesday, April 22

Celebrate Earth day and experience the therapeutic benefits of pet therapy: Specially trained therapy dogs will be on hand to assist in relieving your pre-finals stress from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hays Theatre. Free prizes and giveaways. Please RSVP to Reserve your spot. Space is limited.

The Partner Project, with the support of the Office of Advancement and the Office of Student Affairs,  has organized its second annual event: Together as One: Relationship Violence - Love, Loss and Breaking the Silence forum. It will take place on Wednesday April 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Madison Theatre.  We are very fortunate to have Jillian Loyden with us for this event. Jillian is the former goalie of the US Woman's soccer team.  In honor of her sister, Britton who was murdered by her boyfriend, Jillian has established the Jillian Loyden Foundation. One of its goals is to help break the silence against relationship and domestic violence. Jillian  brings awareness to the issues of relationship and domestic violence so that what happened to her sister, Britton, doesn't happen to another women.  She wants Britton's story to be heard. She does not want another family to go through what her family has experienced. The spirit of her sister carries on inside of Madden Armani, Britton's, 3-year-old son. I hope you will consider attending and hear this compelling story. There will be time for questions and answers after Jillian speaks. The event reaches across all age groups and we hope the conversation will continue. The event is free and open to everyone. Please feel free to bring friends and family and share the flyer with others who may have an interest in attending.  If you would like specific information about the event or The Partner Project please contact Dr. Aprigliano.

Thursday, April 23

The Department of Social Work is once again inviting you to a follow-up conversation on the issues of institutional racism and social injustice which continues to be discussed throughout our nation.  We would like to provide a space for further reflection on recent events such as the Department of Justice report on the Ferguson Police Department, the death of Michael Brown, and the events at the University of Oklahoma.  We recognize that people bring a range of perspectives on these issues, and look forward to the opportunity for ongoing thoughtful and respectful discussion together. We have reserved the Social Work Conference Room in Casey 14 on Thursday, April 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for this community dialog.  Please let us know if you are able to join us by emailing:

Saturday, May 2

May Day Festival. The ancient Celtic feast of Beltaine on the Irish calendar signaled the approach of summer and evolved into the May Day celebrations still celebrated today. Join us for our own May Day celebration with Irish song, dance and festivities. Special guest appearance by Paddy Noonan who will be our a keynote storyteller/musician at a luncheon that day. $10/pp for lunch.  For more information regarding any of the events listed below, contact Catherine Tully Muscente at 516.323.4710 or email


The Student Solution Center is happy to announce their Facebook page. "Like" their page and stay up-to-date on the latest deadlines, information and events, including free giveaways! Remember to view the photo albums and if you see yourself - tag it. Don't forget to share the link with your friends, too:

Media services, help desk, client services and Molloy's IT offices are just a call away in Kellenberg 022: Mauricio Palacios, Dennis Neary, Rich Delasant, Joe Kuczyk, Ben Sales, Dave Friedrich and Eric Gebhardt.

  • Call 4800 for help with office computers, printers and related devices.
  • Call 4816 for smart classroom assistance and issues involving audio/visual equipment including overhead projectors, TVs, DVD players, etc.

Public Square Information Commons
For assistance in the information commons area (Public Square, second floor) call Stephen Lewis at 4813.

: Client Services (IT help desk and media services)
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Information Commons is staffed:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday - Noon to 8 p.m.

Call any of the numbers above for questions or assistance. We invite you to stop in to see our new location at K-022 and meet our staff. To schedule equipment or services use this link: and you can follow us on Twitter @MolloyClientSvs for all the latest Client Services updates.

Self-Service Password Reset: The IT department implemented a self-service application to allow you to reset your own password and unlock your own account. This new self-service 'password reset/account unlock' tool is for your network/email account and password ONLY. This is the username/password when you log into your Molloy computer or your email from a web browser. The new tool is NOT for Jenzabar, Lion's Den, Powerfaids or any other application that requires a username/password. If you haven't already, please visit the following URL from an on-campus computer. Login with your full email address and password and enroll for password self-service: Review the attached document which shows screen shots of the enrollment process and includes important information.

Spring on-campus dining hours

Anselma room

  • Monday thru Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


  • Monday thru Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed


  • Monday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Quick Bytes café

  • Monday thru Thursday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: closed

The Molloy College Writing Center supports the development of writing skills for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Consultants assist students with their papers by emphasizing:

  • Organization and development
  • Grammatical correctness
  • Appropriate use of research documentation styles
  • Meeting the assignment requirements as given by the professor

Students with appointments are given priority, but walk-ins are welcome when possible. The Writing Center begins late hours for spring 2015:
Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (graduate students only)
To register and/or schedule an appointment.

From the Writing Center: Professional consultants are available to help students with all phases of the writing process - from brainstorming an assignment to tackling a lengthy research paper. Plan ahead if they would like help with your writing. Students who schedule consultations ahead of time have a better chance of securing their preferred times. You can even register online for an appointment. Please refer to our website or call the Writing Center at 323.3293 for more information.

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