Rockland Community College
The college offers 51 programs and offers both associate degrees and certificates. The main campus is in Suffern, New York, but instructions are offered at an extension sites in Haverstraw, the Spring Valley satellite campus has been discontinued. It was located in the historic North Main Street School, the College has more than 525 full - and part-time faculty members, including several Fulbright Scholars, SUNY Chancellors Award winners, and published authors and artists. Rockland has the third highest transfer rate in the SUNY system and has a Continuing Education programs which served about 3,500 each year, Rockland Community College celebrated the institutions Semicentennial, quinquagenary or Golden Anniversary from September 2009 through August 2010. Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York, was the speaker at the Rockland Community College 50th Anniversary Academic Convocation, held on Friday. The college in 2012 has been designated as a Veterans Friendly Campus, an institution called Rockland College, chartered by the state Board of Regents in 1878, existed for sixteen years in Nyack, New York.
Rockland Junior College, supported by federal funds disbursed through New York State, New York University and Syracuse University accepted two years of credit from the college. Rockland Junior College shut down in 1935, at the time, Rockland County, the states smallest in geographic area outside of New York City, was growing exponentially in population and in demand for a skilled, educated work force. It would take approximately 10 football fields for the quilt to be displayed in its entirety, a time capsule is a historic cache of goods and/or information, usually intended as a method of communication with future people and to help future archaeologists, and/or historians. On Wednesday, April 28,2010, Rockland Community College buried a time capsule in front of the Technology Building celebrating the 50th Anniversary of RCCs establishment and this entry was posted prior to placing the Rockland Community College Wikipedia page in the capsule. The event was hosted by Harriet Cornell, chair of the Rockland County Legislature, 94th district and Ellen Jaffee – 95th district.
October 20,2011 – Congressmen Eliot Engel presented Rockland Community College with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for its outstanding, on April 19,2012, Rockland Community College held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Solar panel installation behind Academic II. On April 28,2016 - Donate Life Rockland Community College Day - The Big 72 foot Idaho Potato Truck stopped at Rockland Community College main campus this day during National Organ Donor Month. Rockland Community College signed up a couple of hundred donors which sponsored Rockland Community Colleges Organ Donation as well as The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. The Tater Dudes, which are required to make a report of the event. On March 24,2017, Rockland Community College launched an international high school robotics competition. The FIRST Robotics Competition 2017 held by NYC First and sponsored by Bloomberg L. P, teams from the New York Tri-state Area, Dominican Republic, India and the United Kingdom competed in FIRST Steamworks advancing to the global competition.
The event featured a fair where students had the opportunity to meet with college representatives in attendance
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a Census-estimated 2,636,735 residents in 2015. It borders the borough of Queens at the end of Long Island. Today, if New York City dissolved, Brooklyn would rank as the third-most populous city in the U. S. behind Los Angeles, the borough continues, however, to maintain a distinct culture. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves, Brooklyns official motto, displayed on the Borough seal and flag, is Eendraght Maeckt Maght which translates from early modern Dutch as Unity makes strength. Since 2010, Brooklyn has evolved into a hub of entrepreneurship and high technology startup firms. The history of European settlement in Brooklyn spans more than 350 years, the neighborhood of Marine Park was home to North Americas first tidal mill. It was built by the Dutch, and the foundation can be seen today, the area was not formally settled as a town. Many incidents and documents relating to this period are in Gabriel Furmans early compilation, what is today Brooklyn left Dutch hands after the final English conquest of New Netherland in 1664, a prelude to the Second Anglo–Dutch War.
The English reorganized the six old Dutch towns on southwestern Long Island as Kings County on November 1,1683 and this tract of land was recognized as a political entity for the first time, and the municipal groundwork was laid for a expansive idea of Brooklyn identity. On August 27,1776 was fought the Battle of Long Island, the first major engagement fought in the American Revolutionary War after independence was declared, and the largest of the entire conflict. British troops forced Continental Army troops under George Washington off the heights near the sites of Green-Wood Cemetery, Prospect Park. The fortified American positions at Brooklyn Heights consequently became untenable and were evacuated a few days later, One result of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 was the evacuation of the British from New York City, celebrated by residents into the 20th century. The New York Navy Yard operated in Wallabout Bay for the entire 19th century, the first center of urbanization sprang up in the Town of Brooklyn, directly across from Lower Manhattan, which saw the incorporation of the Village of Brooklyn in 1817.
Reliable steam ferry service across the East River to Fulton Landing converted Brooklyn Heights into a town for Wall Street. Ferry Road to Jamaica Pass became Fulton Street to East New York and Village were combined to form the first, kernel incarnation of the City of Brooklyn in 1834. Industrial deconcentration in mid-century was bringing shipbuilding and other manufacturing to the part of the county. Each of the two cities and six towns in Kings County remained independent municipalities, and purposely created non-aligning street grids with different naming systems and it became the most popular and highest circulation afternoon paper in America. The publisher changed to L. Van Anden on April 19,1842, on May 14,1849 the name was shortened to The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, on September 5,1938 it was further shortened to Brooklyn Eagle
LIU Global is a discrete educational entity of Long Island University that offers a program that integrates a series of yearlong cultural immersions into a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree. LIU Global offers only one degree-granting program, culminating in a B. A. in Global Studies, however, LIU Global offers semester-long or year-long study abroad options for visiting students. All incoming freshmen are required to complete their first year of study at LIU Globals Costa Rica Center, which is based in Heredia, Costa Rica with excursions to Nicaragua and Panama. In the second year, students participate in LIU Globals Europe Program which, in the fall, is based in Alcalá, with excursions to London and Morocco. In the spring the Europe program is based in Florence, with excursions to Paris and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Juniors can choose to spend a year at the China Center in Hangzhou, China which offers excursions to Beijing, Shanghai and Sichuan Provinces in Western China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
They may travel with the Asia-Pacific Australia Program to Fiji and this culminates in a semester in New York City, where students complete a series of capstone experiences, a second senior-year internship, and a senior thesis. LIU Global was founded as Friends World College by the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in 1965, during financial difficulties, the college became a part of Long Island University in the 1991-1992 academic year as the Friends World Program. The Friends World Program was originally was headquartered in Southampton, New York, by 1974, the center was located in Lloyd Harbor, New York, with other campuses in the United States, Kenya, India and Japan. Beginning in the fall of 2005, the moved to LIUs Brooklyn Campus. In March 2007, the Friends World Program became Global College, in January 2012, LIU launched an institution-wide re-branding campaign, and Global College became LIU Global. Around 70-90 students are enrolled at their centers and program sites worldwide
Nassau County, New York
Nassau County /ˈnæsɔː/ is a suburban county on Long Island in the U. S. state of New York. At the 2010 census, the population was 1,339,532. The county seat is in the Village of Garden City, within the boundaries of the Mineola 11501 zip code, Nassau County is immediately east of New York City, within the New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Two cities, three towns,64 incorporated villages, and more than 60 unincorporated hamlets are located within the county, there are 56 public school districts within the county. Post office districts and school use the same names as a city, hamlet, or village within them. In 2012, Forbes magazine, in an article based on the U. S and it ranks as the most expensive county in America. Nassau County has a police department, fire commission. The county colors are the colors of the House of Orange-Nassau, several alternate names had been considered for the county, including Bryant, Matinecock and Sagamore. However, Nassau had the advantage of having at one time been the name of Long Island itself.
In 1784, the Town of North Hempstead, was formed through secession by the portions of the Town of Hempstead. When the first European settlers arrived, among the Native Americans to occupy the present area of Nassau County were the Marsapeque, Dutch settlers in New Netherland predominated in the western portion of Long Island, while English settlers from Connecticut occupied the eastern portion. Until 1664, Long Island was split, roughly at the present border between Nassau and Suffolk counties, between the Dutch in the west and Connecticut claiming the east. The Dutch did grant an English settlement in Hempstead, but drove settlers from the present-day eastern Nassau hamlet of Oyster Bay as part of a boundary dispute, in 1664, all of Long Island became part of the English Province of New York within the Shire of York. Present-day Queens and Nassau were just part of a larger North Riding, in 1683, Yorkshire was dissolved, Suffolk County and Queens County were established, and the local seat of government was moved west from Hempstead to Jamaica.
By 1700, very little of Long Island had not been purchased from the native Indians by the English colonists, the courthouse in Jamaica was torn down by the British during the American Revolution to use the materials to build barracks. About 1787, a new Queens County Courthouse was erected in the new Town of North Hempstead, near present-day Mineola, the Long Island Rail Road reached as far east as Hicksville in 1837, but did not proceed to Farmingdale until 1841 due to the Panic of 1837. The 1850 census was the first in which the population of the three western towns exceeded that of the three towns that are now part of Nassau County. Around 1874, the seat of county government was moved to Long Island City from Mineola
WPPB is a radio station broadcasting a variety of music formats. Licensed to Southampton, New York, USA, the serves the eastern end of Long Island plus coastal Connecticut. The station was owned by Long Island University and is now owned by Peconic Public Broadcasting and features programing from American Public Media, NPR. The station is broadcast on HD radio, syndicated weekend programs include American Musical Theater, The Splendid Table, Putumayo World Music Hour and Worldwide Jazz. The original station was a current station, WSCR, housed in a Southampton College dormitory suite. The founding members included Aaron Mann, Peter Sarros, Bruce Chappelle, Andy Novick, after much of the equipment was lost to theft, and finding the theft covered by insurance, construction of a new stereo FM station began in the basement of Southampton Hall by 1978. The antenna tower was raised in January 1980, and the station went on the air, still as a club and funded by student activity fees, the first two songs played were On the Air and DIY by Peter Gabriel.
Valerio arranged to carry Texacos broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and programming began evolving toward an NPR-style format, on July 6,2002, the station changed its call sign to WLIU. In February 2002, the changed to a Jazz format. In April 2004, the changed to a News format. Original power output of the FM transmitter was ten watts, the station broadcast from the second floor of Chancellors Hall on the campus of Stony Brook Southampton until the spring of 2010. State University of New York at Stony Brook took over the LIU campus in 2006. At the time of the takeover an agreement was made to permit the station to continue to broadcast from the school through 2009 and that it could continue to use the tower on the campus through 2024. The transfer of ownership of the station from Long Island University to Peconic Public Broadcasting was completed on December 15,2010, WPPB official website Query the FCCs FM station database for WPPB Radio-Locator information on WPPB Query Nielsen Audios FM station database for WPPB FCC History Cards for WPPB
A suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In some areas, such as Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and a few U. S. states, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Arabia, Canada and much of the United States, Suburbs first emerged on a large scale in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of improved rail and road transport, which led to an increase in commuting. Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land, the English word is derived from the Old French subburbe, which is in turn derived from the Latin suburbium, formed from sub and urbs. The first recorded usage of the term in English, was made by John Wycliffe in 1380, in Australia and New Zealand, suburbs have become formalised as geographic subdivisions of a city and are used by postal services in addressing. In rural areas in both countries, their equivalents are called localities, the terms inner suburb and outer suburb are used to differentiate between the higher-density suburbs in proximity to the city center, and the lower-density suburbs on the outskirts of the urban area.
The term middle suburbs is used, Suburbs, in this sense, can range from areas that seem more like residential areas of a city proper to areas separated by open countryside from the city centre. In large cities such as London, suburbs include formerly separate towns and villages that have been gradually absorbed during a growth and expansion. In the United States and Canada, suburb can refer either to an residential area of a city or town or to a separate municipality or unincorporated area outside a town or city. The earliest appearance of suburbs coincided with the spread of the first urban settlements, large walled towns tended to be the focus around which smaller villages grew up in a symbiotic relationship with the market town. The word suburbani was first used by the Roman statesman Cicero in reference to the large villas, as populations grew during the Early Modern Period in Europe, urban towns swelled with a steady influx of people from the countryside. In some places, nearby settlements were swallowed up as the city expanded.
The peripheral areas on the outskirts of the city were generally inhabited by the very poorest, by the mid-19th century, the first major suburban areas were springing up around London as the city became more overcrowded and unsanitary. A major catalyst in suburban growth came from the opening of the Metropolitan Railway in the 1860s, the line joined the capitals financial heart in the City to what were to become the suburbs of Middlesex. Harrow was reached in 1880, and the line extended as far as Verney Junction in Buckinghamshire, more than 50 miles from Baker Street. Unlike other railway companies, which were required to dispose of surplus land, in 1912, it was suggested that a specially formed company should take over from the Surplus Lands Committee and develop suburban estates near the railway. However, World War I delayed these plans and it was only in 1919, with expectation of a housing boom. The term Metro-land was coined by the Mets marketing department in 1915 when the Guide to the Extension Line became the Metro-land guide and this promoted the land served by the Met for the walker and the house-hunter
LIU Brooklyn is a private institution of higher education located in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. It is the unit and first of two main campuses of the private Long Island University system. The campus is recognized by the New York Times as being one of the most diverse in the U. S. LIU Brooklyn was recognized by the Daily Beast as the third-safest college campus in the United States. LIU Brooklyn is located at the intersection of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues, the campus is served by the convergence of several services along seven New York City Subway lines at DeKalb Avenue, Nevins Street, and Jay Street – MetroTech. The Long Island Rail Roads Atlantic Branch is nearby, as the Atlantic Terminal is located three blocks from campus, the former Brooklyn Paramount Theater was the world’s first theater built specifically for talking pictures. The theater, which abuts the original campus, was bought in 1960 by LIU. The first class at the original site, located at 300 Pearl Street, had 312 students from the surrounding neighborhoods.
The majority of students were immigrants or the children of immigrants, in 1929, the university affiliated itself with the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, now known as LIU Pharmacy. In the late 1960s, plans were proposed by several trustees to sell the Brooklyn Campus in order to finance a new campus on Long Island. Students and faculty held demonstrations protesting those plans, in 1972, administrators and faculty members negotiated the first collectively bargained faculty agreement at a private university in the United States. In the fall of 2016, the university locked out its faculty union and assigned administrators, the lockout resulted in a student walk out and protest and the loss of two weeks of semester time. The LIU faculty responded by voting for ouster of the president, LIU Brooklyn is the only unit of the LIU system to compete in Division I athletics and has 18 varsity teams. The school mascot is the Blackbirds, the mens basketball team won the National Invitation Tournament in 1939 and 1941 under the guidance of coach Clair Bee.
The basketball team was suspended for six years from 1951-1957, games were played at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater until recently. In 1997, The Blackbirds were seeded 13th in the East Region of the NCAA mens basketball tournament and they lost in the first round to Villanova, 101–91. In 2011, LIU Brooklyn won both the Northeast Conference regular-season and tournament championship, winning 13 in a row at the end of the season. The Blackbirds were seeded 15th in the East Region of the 2011 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament losing in the first round to 2nd-seeded University of North Carolina, LIU Pharmacy, founded in 1886 The Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing The Richard L. S. Computer Science Club IEEE and Cyberbetics Students on LIU Brooklyn
An equestrian facility is created and maintained for the purpose of accommodating, training or competing equids, especially horses. Based on their use may be known as a barn or stables, riding hall, larger facilities may be called an equestrian center and co-located with complementary services such as a riding school, farriers and tack shops or equipment repair. Horses are often kept inside buildings known as barns or stables, the design of stables can vary widely, based on climate, building materials, historical period, and cultural styles of architecture. A wide range of building materials can be used, including masonry, stables can range widely in size, from a small building to house only one or two animals, to facilities used at agricultural shows or at race tracks, which can house hundreds of animals. Terminology relating to horse accommodation differs between American and British English, with regional variations of terms. The term stables to describe the building is used in most major variants of English.
In British English, the singular term stable only refers to a box for a single horse and these can be known as a loose box, a stable, a stall or box stall. Stalls restricting movement - These are known as a stall or a tie stall. The horse is restricted in movement, can only face in one direction. They are usually restrained through being tied by a rope to a halter or headcollar, common dimensions are 4 to 5 feet wide by 8 to 10 feet long. The choice of type of box is likely to relate to the space, local custom, welfare concerns. In some countries, local organisations give recommendations as to the size of accommodation for a horse. Common practice in the United States follows similar sizes, stallions are sometimes kept in larger boxes, up to 14 feet square and mares about to foal or with foal at side are sometimes kept in a double-sized stall. Stables can be maintained privately for an owners own horses, or operated as a business where a fee is charged for keeping other peoples horses. When operated as a business where owners bring their horses to be boarded, there are a number of arrangements which horse owners can undertake with operators of these stables.
The least expensive is when the horse owner doing all of the involved in care of the horse. At the top end, the facility operator manages the care of the horse. In the UK, this is called full livery, in the USA such settings may be called a training stable
The Northeast Conference is a collegiate athletic conference whose schools are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Teams in the NEC compete in Division I for all sports except football, participating schools are located in the Northeastern United States. The conference was named the ECAC Metro Conference when it was established in 1981, the conferences name was changed to its present form on August 1,1988. Other names considered were Big North, Great North, North Shore, the Northeast Conference has expanded seven times since 1981. The expansions and additions from the charter members were in 1985,1989,1992,1997,1998,1999 and 2008. The Northeast Conferences ranks was largest at 12 in 2008 with the addition of Bryant University, currently the conference is seeking to expand with the possible addition of Delaware State University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mens lacrosse became the league’s 23rd sport for the 2011 season, the number of sports dropped to 22 after the 2012–13 school year, when the conference dropped field hockey.
There are seven affiliate members which compete in football, mens lacrosse, seven schools are associate members in three of those sports. Before the 2013 departure of Monmouth and Quinnipiac, the NEC had 6 rivalry matchups in the conference, the concept of playing back-to-back games against a local rival the same week is the only one of its kind among the nations 31 NCAA Division I conferences. Cup points are awarded in each NEC sponsored sport, starting with the 2012-13 season, the Conference began awarding three bonus points to the NEC Tournament champion in those sports. In all other sports, points are awarded based on the finish at NEC Championship events