First Day of Classes for the Fall 2012 Semester
Campus-wideSeptember 4-6 — 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
JJ Rocks the VOTE!
Voter information and registration. Sponsored by the
Ofce of Student Life, Urban Male Initiative, Women’sCenter and the John Jay Student Government. Call
212.237.8738 for more information.
First Day of Classes for the Prison-to-CollegePipeline Program
Sponsored by the Prisoner Reentry Institute. Call
646.557.4534 for more information.
Otisville Correctional Facility, Mt. Hope, NY
September 6 & 10 — 8:40 AM – 1:00 PM
Emergency Action Plan Directors Program
Presented by the Fire Science Institute Advance registration required. Call 212.237.8650 for
Room 615 BMW
September 10 — 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Security Course
Presented by the Security Management Institute Advance registration required. Call 212.237.8638 for
Room 615 BMW
September 20 — 5:30 PM
Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science
By David A. HarrisLocation TBA
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The John Jay College Division o Student Aairsis in the hands o new leadership or the 2012-2013 academic year, ollowing the departures o Vice President Berenecea Johnson Eanes andDean o Students Wayne Edwards.On July 16, President Jeremy Travis announcedthe appointment o Dr. ThomasStaord as Interim Vice Presidento Student Aairs. He will servein the position while a searchis conducted or a permanentreplacement or Eanes.Staord has an extensive résuméin student aairs, having servedor the past 25 years as Vice Chan-cellor or Student Aairs at NorthCarolina State University. In thatrole he oversaw such program-ming as building an athleticsprogram, student leadershipdevelopment and internationalstudent activities. He served onthe Deense Advisory Committee
Interim Vice President for Student AffairsThomas Stafford.
on Women in the Services that advised the U.S.Secretary o Deense on issues relating to womenin the military.Staord, who holds a doctoral degree romFlorida State University, has published widely onstudent retention, campus diversity, residentiallie and student leadership, and has lecturedrequently on issues o student lie and the inte-gration o student aairs and academic aairs.Working with Staord will be Dean o StudentsKenneth Holmes, who comes to John Jay romthe University o Bridgeport, where he heldthe same position. Holmes hasalso served as Assistant VicePresident or Student Lie atBinghamton University, and alsoheld student-aairs positions atOberlin College and St. Mary’sCollege o Maryland.Dana Trimboli has beenpromoted to Senior Director o Student Aairs, a role in whichshe will oversee orientationprograms and commencement,the Children’s Center, Women’sCenter, Accessibility Servicesand the development o a Veter-ans Center. Danielle Ocer has been namedInterim Director o Student Lie. John Matteson, John Jay College’sPulitzer Prize-winning Proessoro English, has been namedas aUniversity Distinguished Proes-sor by the City University Boardo Trustees. Matteson becomesthe eighth member o the John Jay aculty to hold that rank.“We congratulate Proessor Mat-teson on this great honor,” saidPresident Jeremy Travis. “He hascombined outstanding scholar-ship and engaging writing toproduce works that have enlight-ened scholars, students and thegeneral public. He continues to make signicantcontributions to the study o literature as well asto the overall academic lie o the College.”Matteson was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize
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in Biography or his book
Eden’sOutcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
.“For the longest time,” saidMatteson, “humanities werenot what sprang to mind whenpeople thought about John Jay. It’s wonderul to see howperceptions are changing. I amabsolutely delighted to be therst English proessor at John Jay to become a distinguishedproessor, but it’s also a greathonor to belong to a truly dis-tinguished department.”Matteson, who joined the John Jay aculty in 1997,is a leading scholar o 19th-century Americanliterature and is recognized internationallyor his work on Herman Melville, Bronsonand Louisa May Alcott, and Margaret Fuller,the latter o whom is the subject o Matteson’smost recent work,
The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography
. Matteson was the rst academicdirector o the John Jay College Honors Program,and is currently deputy director o the Leon LevyCenter or Biography at the CUNY GraduateCenter.The title o Distinguished Proessor is conerredin recognition o exceptional scholarly achieve-ment, and is reserved or aculty with records o outstanding perormance by national and inter-national standards o excellence in their proes-sions. Matteson, who holds a Ph.D. in Englishrom Columbia University and a law degree romHarvard, joins Blanche Wiesen Cook, GeraldMarkowitz and Michael Wallace (History); SaulKassin, Steven Penrod and Cathy Spatz Widom(Psychology), and Jock Young (Sociology) asDistinguished Proessors at John Jay.
Distinguished Professor John Matteson
Matteson Named Distinguished Proessor o English
New Student Afairs LeadershipTeam Thinks ‘Students First’Student Satisaction Ranks Among Highest in CUNY
The latest Perormance Management Process re-port rom the City University o New York showsthe satisaction levels o John Jay students withadministrative and academic support services to be the highest in CUNY. The College also rankedrst in student satisaction with access to com-puter technology, and was a close third in therankings o satisaction with student services.“This is a wonderul bit o news to receive aswe get ready or another academic year,” saidPresident Jeremy Travis. “It shows that ouraculty and sta are very student-centered andservice-oriented.”The extensive biennial report is based on a stu-dent-experience survey conducted by the CUNYOce o Institutional Research and Assessmentand comprises a variety o metrics by which theUniversity measures progress toward targetsand goals. Explaining the satisying results, As-sociate Provost James Llana said: “We pay a lot o attention to putting students rst. We know that,like all CUNY schools, we’re being held account-able, and we always want to do better.”The report marks the rst time that John Jay is being classied with and measured against othersenior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter,Lehman, Queens and York. Students are askedto report their satisaction level on a scale o 1-4,with 4 indicating “very satised.” John Jay scored highest in the category o satis-action with academic support service, with a3.16 rating, access to computer technology, 3.18,and tied or the highest score in satisaction withadministrative services, 2.92. The College wasalso among the leaders in satisaction with stu-dent services, with the third-highest score o 2.91.The complete Perormance Management Processreport can be accessed online at www.cuny.edu/about/administration/chancellor/perormance-goals.html.
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