Articles from March 2010



NCCFT Honors NCC Trustee John LeBoutillier

Last week the NCCFT honored NCC Board of Trustees member John LeBoutillier with NYSUT’s “Friend of Education” award. The award recognizes the exceptional work Mr. LeBoutillier has done in advancing the mission of the college during his eight years on the Board. NCCFT President M. Debra DeSanto said: During my time as an officer John […]

From our members: Enjoy an Evening of Exciting Modern Dance!

From Eileen Morrison-Darren in the department of Theater and Dance:

Monday Morning Music: Ride, Captian, Ride (Blues Image)

Today’s selection comes from Ed Boyden, Assistant Professor in the History, Geography and Political Science Department. Ed says: I knew I was going to pass my oral exam in 1989 because when my alarm clock rang, it was playing Ride Captain Ride, which is absolutely the single best song in the whole history of music.  […]

Join Us for the Spring Panel Luncheon – April 22, 2010

Revitalizing Long Island’s Economic Landscape through Preparation, Collaboration, and Transformation Our Spring Panel Luncheon will explore important changes in Long Island’s economic landscape and will invite discussion of innovative ways for unions, employers and educational intitutions to work together so that Long Island’s communities remain vibrant and productive. If you prefer to RSVP by email […]

Remembering the Triangle fire 99 years later

Today’s New York Times has a very poignant story about yesterday’s remembrances of the 1911 Triangle Shirt Factory fire, which killed 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women. Here is an excerpt from the story: There were accounts of how the low-paid seamstresses who made ladies’ blouses — shirtwaists — were trapped in the blaze. How […]

Members in Action: Janet Johnson and Dawn Smith at Higher Ed Lobby Day

On March 1st and 2nd, NCCFT Political Action Committee Chairperson Janet Johnson (in blue) and member Dawn Smith were in Albany for Higher Ed Lobby Days. They spoke to State Senators and Assembly Representatives and helped put the faces and stories of real faculty and students on the abstractions that are budget projections. Click here […]

Action Alert from NYSUT: Urge your Senator to Oppose Education Cuts

From NYSUT ACT NOW: State Senate plan would cut 20,000 education jobs The New York State Senate is voting right now to pass a budget resolution calling for the $1.4 billion in school aid cuts proposed by Gov. Paterson. If enacted, this would mean the loss of more than 20,000 education jobs! Urge your senator […]

Monday Morning Music: One Day by Matisyahu

This request comes from Olga Cornea in the Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work department. She says: I love this song- its sound, its message, and its unexpected singer!  When I hear it I feel awakened; it’s like jazzercise for the soul.  It screams, “Get up, do something!”  It inspires me to start checking things off that […]

Check out Better Choice Budget Campaign

From Elizabeth Wood, faculty member in the Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work department and NCCFT Treasurer: I was checking out the NYSUT Twitter account and saw reference NYSUT Activists filling the Desmond Hotel in Albany, and then to the new Legislative Director introducing his staff. Then I saw a reference to the Better Choice Budget […]

Monday Morning Music: Joe Hill performed by Paul Robeson

This request comes from Jim Hoyt, Transfer Counselor in the Student Personnel Services department and NCCFT Vice President for Nonclassroom faculty. He says: My children, being children of a child of the 60′s, grew up listening to Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary and of course Joan Baez.  Her version of Joe Hill was always […]