Articles from September 2010



United Healthcare Class Action Settlement Reminder

If you received information about eligibility as a member of a class action lawsuit regarding United Health Care please remember that the filing deadline is October 5, 2010. Click here for a copy of the mailed notice and proof of claim form. Click here for the United Healthcare Settlement web site if you have questions […]

Monday Morning Music – Tracy Chapman: The Times They Are A-Changin’

For some reason this song has been my earworm* for the weekend, but when I decided to use it for Monday Morning Music I didn’t want to use the classic Bob Dylan recording. Since change is the focus of the song I wanted something a little bit different. So, here is Tracy Chapman singing Bob […]

White House Summit on Community Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education reminds us that the White House is sponsoring a summit on community colleges on October 5, 2010. Dr. Jill Biden will lead the summit and the intent, according to the announcement, is: to bring together community colleges, business, philanthropy, federal and state policy leaders, and students to discuss how community […]

Monday Morning Music – Florence and the Machine: The Dog Days Are Over

Frank Frisenda, NCCFT VP for Classroom Faculty, requests this song in honor of the passing of the dog days of summer. Rumor has it he learned about Florence and the Machine from this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Enjoy! What do you want to hear to start your week? Use the Suggestion Box to the […]

Steve Perry, CNN, and Monday Morning Music

As many of you are aware, misguided and politically motivated forces are at work whose agenda is focused on the systematic dismantling of Public Education. Several examples include the restructuring of the post-Katrina New Orleans K-12 schools which are exclusively charter schools, New York State’s recent legislation increasing the number of charters allowed to practice […]

One Nation Working Together (plus some Monday Morning Music for Labor Day)

*** (UPDATE: NYSUT has buses leaving from Woodbury and Hauppauge on 10/2 at 5 AM. One leaves Riverhead at 4:30 AM. The cost if $40 per person. The buses will return between 8 and 9 PM.  We have a registration form in the office that is due back by 9/24. Please call 572-7198 if you’d […]

NYSUT to ALBANY: Do your part before it’s too late!

From NYSUT.ORG’s Media Releases page on 9/2/2010: NYSUT is urging state legislators in a new ad campaign to make a swift return to Albany and pass vitally needed legislation that would put teachers back into the classroom. More than 8,000 education jobs statewide stand ready to be restored thanks to the federal jobs bill championed […]

Welcome Back!

The Fall 2010 semester is upon us and the NCCFT wants to welcome new faculty to the campus and to welcome back those who have been away during the summer. Please join us in welcoming the following new faculty: Mary McGlone-Barbato – Reading/Basic Education Natalie Eichel – Nursing Dara Szwejkowski – Math, Computer Science and […]