ARP’s final event of the semester is our fourth annual reunion luncheon, scheduled for Tuesday, 28 May, at 12:00 noon in the Park Café. Join us for good food, good drink, and conversation. Reserve by the Friday preceding, that is, 24 May. Call Deborah Meise at 718-982-2365 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The luncheon is…
26 April (Friday), 12:00 noon, Park Café
Our lunch at the Park Café will be followed by a concert by the College of Staten Island Guitar Ensemble, conducted by Ed Brown, who teaches guitar at CSI and has led the ensemble since its inception. The ensemble performs of classical, jazz, Latin, and folk music. Ed Brown will bring them to play for us. Join us for sociability and a fine concert.
Lunch, $18.00; reserve by 24 April with Deborah Meise, 718-982-2365 or email@example.com
28 May (Tuesday), 12:00 noon, Park Café
Our fourth annual–and specially festive–reunion lunch. In addition, because we were unable to visit the college’s new residence halls after our March meeting, owing to construction, a tour has been scheduled for 2:30.
Lunch and talk by Vice President Michael Kress on High-Performance Computer Center to be built on campus, Friday, March 22, noon at Park Café
After a Park Café lunch, Vice President Michael Kress will talk about the new CUNY-wide computer facility at CSI and the new building planned to house it. The group will also visit the present facility (located in Building 1M, the former power plant) and also visit the new student residences under construction and scheduled for opening next fall.
Lunch, $18.00 (including tip); reserve by 20 March with Deborah Meise, 718-982-2365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
22 February (Friday), 12:00 noon, adjacent to the Park Café
After a Park Café lunch, Richard and Francine Kitts, our local Sherlockians, will trace the history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous detective Sherlock Holmes and talk about the Sherlockian movement. The Kittses have followed the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes for over thirty years. They are members of a select group of Holmes fans known as the Baker Street Irregulars. In 1999 they attended the unveiling of Sherlock Holmes’s statue outside the Baker Street underground station in London. They teach a popular Options course at CSI on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his detective hero.
Lunch, $15.00 plus $3.00 tip; reserve by 20 February with Deborah Meise, 718-982-2365 or email@example.com.
o Friday, February 22, lunch and presentation on Sir Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes
o Friday, March 22, lunch and talk by Dean Michael Kress on new Computer Center building
o Friday, April 26, lunch and concert by CSI Guitar Ensemble
o Tuesday, May 28, 4th Annual Reunion Luncheon
Our Mission Statement
The CSI Academy of Retired Professors (the ARP) lists the following goals for its organization:
1. To provide for its members opportunities to come together for social, recreational, and educational purposes.
2. To assist members in continuing and developing their professional interests.
3. To encourage formation of groups of individuals having common interests in hobbies, travel, and special studies.
4. To support efforts of members to carry on their research, writing, and other scholarly interests.
5. To provide liaison among retirees and the active faculty as well as the administrative officers of the College of Staten Island.
6. To engage in such activities as may contribute to the general welfare of the Staten Island community.
Membership is open to all retired CSI faculty and partners. Yearly dues are only $25 per year. Lifetime dues $100
We hope you'll join us and attend many of our events.
To get a membership application form click here. Print and mail it.
The Academy of Retired Professors has established a scholarship fund to support worthy students in their pursuit of an education at CSI. Each year contributions will be solicited from ARP members and granted to carefully chosen deserving students. The fund will be administered for ARP by the CSI Foundation, and grantees will be chosen by the CSI Scholarship Committee. Scholarship amounts will be determined by the size of contributions received from ARP members. Hopefully, sufficient funds will be donated to establish a permanent endowment from which scholarships can be awarded. In addition to the annual ARP solicitation of members, contributions can be made at any time through the CSI Foundation.