Campus track and field stars, seniors Camilla Harris and
Cameron Horton, have been named Most Valuable Performers.
helped her squad capture its second straight Northeast Conference
crown, blitzing the field for four individual championships
her second straight MVP honor. She won the 60-meter dash
in 7.70 seconds, the 60-meter hurdles in 8.74 seconds, the
long jump with an NEC-record leap of 1911 and
the triple jump by clearing 394. A repeat winner
in the 60-meter hurdles and triple jump, Harris raised her
individual NEC championship total to 10 and helped the Blackbirds
score 40 of their 146 points. Once again, LIU won in a rout
as second-place University of Maryland/Baltimore County
compiled 84 points.
repeated as champion in the mens 60-meter dash in
6.82 seconds and took the 200-meter dash in 21.4 seconds.
He raised his NEC individual title count to four and became
the first male in Brooklyn Campus history to be named MVP
at the indoor championships.
Help C.W. Post to Gro
Post has been most fortunate in the support received from
Long Island University alumni and private philanthropists.
In recent months, the campus has dedicated several significant
new facilities thanks to such support.
following the dedication of the $18.5 million Pratt Recreation
Center, C.W. Post celebrated the opening of the Fisher Family
Clinical Education Center for Communication Disorders, which
is providing high-tech laboratory space for students preparing
for careers as speech-language pathologists. The new Michael
Bivona Graduate Student Center is providing a place where
students studying in C.W. Posts prestigious AACSB-accredited
M.B.A. program can work together, conduct research, consult
with advisors and meet with faculty. Most recently, the
campus celebrated the creation of the Miracle-Gro Greenhouse,
a modern research facility for classes in botany, biology
and environmental science, funded by Miracle-Gro founder
and former CEO Horace Hagedorn and his wife, Amy.
at Southampton Includes a New Provost
a nationwide search, Southampton College has named its new
provost, Daniel J. Rodas. I am excited by the challenges
of Southampton College and the opportunity to help in the
dynamic repositioning of this intimate liberal arts college
within one of Americas largest private universities,
said the former assistant vice president at Duke University.
Welcoming Dr. Rodas to the Long Island University family,
Dr. David Steinberg, Long Island University president, said,
He is just the leader Southampton College needs at
this moment in its history, bringing an understanding of
the business of higher education as well as imagination,
verve and leadership skills to his new role. Dr. Rodas
succeeds Timothy H. Bishop, who ran a winning campaign for
a seat in the United States Congress in the First Congressional
District after serving as Southampton's provost for 17 years.
this year, Southampton celebrated with literary luminaries
at a dazzling program emceed by George Plimpton. U.S. Poet
Laureate Billy Collins, Roger Rosenblatt, Jules Feiffer,
Frank McCourt and Nora Ephron are just a few of the writers
who read from their works as part of an invitation-only
event at The Culture Project in Manhattan, to benefit Long
Island Universitys 28th annual Summer Writers Conference,
which will be held at the College from July 16-27. For more
information about the Conference, please call 631-287-8175.