Written by Garden City Life Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
Long Island University (LIU) announced that Garden City native Dr. Kimberly R. Cline has been honored as a 2014 Distinguished Leader in Education by Education Update.
Past recipients of the publication’s Distinguished Leader in Education awards include: Harold (Terry) McGraw III, chairman of the board and former president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies; Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman, president of Teachers College, Columbia University; and Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of The City College of New York.
Since taking the helm as president in 2013, Dr. Cline has led LIU through a transformational process to provide students with an exceptional education that combines a solid grounding in liberal arts and sciences with real-world, experiential learning.
This innovative approach gives students the skills and experience they need to successfully forge careers in the global workplace.
With more than 100,000 readers, Education Update is recognized as a leading source of information for educators and senior administrators in the New York/New Jersey region.
Publisher Dr. Pola Rosen, a former teacher and school supervisor, has been a featured guest on television and public radio while also winning numerous awards from educational and civic groups.
The notable achievements that distinguish Dr. Cline’s leadership at LIU include:
• Establishing the LIU Promise Initiative that pairs incoming students with personal Success Coaches who serve as a single point of contact — from academic counseling to financial aid, student life and career preparation — providing an advocate and trusted guide.
• Launching a groundbreaking cross-disciplinary emphasis on entrepreneurialism through multiple initiatives such as the opening of five new student-run businesses, and partnering with a Long Island venture capital company.
• Leveraging the opportunities offered by the region’s strongest industries by creating a host of career-ready programs in entrepreneurship, financial engineering, alternative investments, fashion merchandising, and equine management, among others.
• Originating an UN Ambassador lecture series that allows students to learn directly from the most influential world leaders of our age.
• Encouraging talented high school students to explore career paths through the new Summer Honors Institute@LIU, which offers a week-long, behind-the scenes view of some of the most popular careers.
• Recognizing the importance of athletics by introducing golf, track and field, wrestling, fencing, swimming and other programs.
In addition to these student initiatives, Cline was recognized by Education Update for strengthening university operations by focusing on institutional effectiveness, conducting a comprehensive strategic planning process, and integrating all major enrollment service areas.
Looking to the future, Dr. Cline has made a significant commitment to increase the university’s fundraising and advancement capacity by recognizing the power that nearly 200,000 active alumni could contribute toward long-term success.
Her degrees include a BS, an MBA, a JD and an Ed.D.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
Back to school means back to the Garden City Public Library. September is not only back to school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.
The Garden City Public Library offers programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDS. The library also provides online access through its website www.gardencitypl.org to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
The Garden City Historical Society is gearing up for a really big celebration. In 2015, the Society will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum.
To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society’s capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel. Early next year, an invitation to attend will be extended to residents and businesses in the village. The gala will include an open bar and full buffet, with music, mystery guests, a live auction and raffles.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-775-8058.
— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
2014-15 Garden City Recreation Department Dance Conservatory
The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):
Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class.