Division of Criminal Justice & Legal
An October 25th lecture entitled “Women and Equality…not just a
women’s issue,” featured Roslyn Muraskin, Ph.D., adjunct
professor at John Jay College and well known author on the subject
of criminal justice. Professor Keith Carrington, Ph.D. and
Professor Antoinette Collarini-Schlossberg, Ph.D. moderated the
event, which was part of the Dean’s Lecture series; 280
students and faculty participated.
Professors Carrington and Collarini-Schlossberg also moderated
the November 29th presentation in the Lecture Series, which was
entitled “Sexual Assault, Harassment and Domestic
Violence.” Detective Lydia Martinez, Special Victims Liaison
Unit of the New York City Police Department and Assistant Professor
Mary Noe, J.D., addressed the 160 students and faculty in
On November 27, 2006 students from the Staten Island Moot Court
Club presented oral arguments in the semester’s final moot court
competition. The panel of judges, which included newly appointed
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Ralph Porzio, J.D.,
gave students high marks for their responsiveness to questions
regarding the government’s warrant-less search of email
communications. The Moot Court Club is moderated by Adjunct
Assistant Professor Ellen Boegel. J.D.
Division of Mass Communications,
Journalism, TV and Film
Students and faculty from CPS and St. John’s College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences engaged in a semester-long, co-curricular project
to create a multimedia advertising campaign intended to combat the
growing problem of underage drinking.
On November 29, the St. John’s team submitted its ideas to the
Albany-based New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance
Abuse Services (OASAS), which had invited 13 select New York
colleges to participate in a $2 million State-sponsored marketing
competition to curb drinking among underage college students.
The winning school, the State University at Albany, was
announced at a December 13th OASAS banquet at Albany’s Desmond
Hotel. Their campaign will be developed by professional advertising
agency Sawchuck Brown and rolled out on college campuses and across
various media throughout the state next year.
The St. John’s campaign, with the slogan “…24/7,” will be
launched on campus on January 19th in a “no-use alcohol” event,
says Associate Professor Thom McCarthy of the Department of
Communications Journalism and Media Studies. He adds that the TV,
radio and print ads will appear in University media, including the
University website and The Torch, and will also be shared with
In addition, a “sober24-7.com” website will be launched and
t-shirts and water bottles with “…24/7” labels will be distributed.
Posters will be displayed around St. John’s campuses.
CPS students who worked on creating the campaign are enrolled in
Advertising Strategies, Radio Production, TV Production,
Advertising Copywriting II, Web Design and Typography classes; a
number of students from the Web Design and the Advanced Typography
classes in St. John’s College Department of Fine Arts were part of
the collaborative team. The TV and Radio Clubs also contributed.
Faculty overseeing the project included Professor Frank Brady,
Ph.D., Associate Professors Judith Cramer, Ph.D. and Thom McCarthy,
and Assistant Professors Alla Baeva and John DiMarco, all from the
Department of Communications, Journalism and Media Studies.
Assistant Professors Aaris Sherin and Liz DeLuna of St. John’s
College Fine Arts faculty also contributed their guidance and
On September 23, 2006, as part of St. John’s University’s Annual
Service Day, the College of Professional Studies participated in
two separate events. Dean Kathleen MacDonald and Associate Dean
Nancy McGeveran joined an ad hoc knitting circle to produce
colorful woolen afghans for battered women and caps for newborns.
The idea for the project came from alumna, Ines Glick, co-founder
of Care To Knit, Inc. (http://www.caretoknit.org/ ) an
organization that provides hand-knitted and crocheted items to
people in shelters, hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. All
items created by the St. John’s knitters will be donated to Care To
Knit, which is located in Deer Park, NY, for
Seven staff members from the Dean’s Office recently volunteered
their time at the Castle Senior Living facility in Forest Hills.
Among other tasks, they helped serve lunch, played trivia games and
visited with the residents. It was a very rewarding day for