SPRING 2021 PLAN:
With the Fall semester well underway, the College has announced the Spring calendar and plans. See our announcement on the Spring calendar. The College is prepared to welcome community members back to campus for the Spring semester with current safety precautions still in place and in accordance with current guidance from the State of New York. For questions and other communications related to the coming academic year and campus reopening, email COVIDemail@example.com. Safety policies and protocols can be found here.
Manhattanville is doing what most the other institutions of higher ed are doing at this time – we’ve moved to remote instruction through the end of the semester. This unprecedented time has caused a lot of anxiety, uncertainty and stress. But amid all that, faculty are coming together to help one another learn how to teach remotely and support each other. Faculty and students are getting very creative in an effort to engage from a distance.
One faculty member at Manhattanville, Amy Bass, created a trailer for students as they embarked on their new remote learning adventure. She also wrote a blog post that appeared in The Forward. Staff are finding new ways to increase productivity and engagement through information sharing technologies. The is a common goal – the health, wellbeing and safety of the students. This page showcases the creativity, ingenuity and spirit of Manhattanville students, faculty and staff in the face of unusual challenges.
Manhattanville Senior Amanda Collabolletta designed a Valiant with a face mask.
This is a great example of creativity in the face of adversity. Valiant pride!
The Manhattanville logo is practicing social distancing thanks to an idea from Professor and Chair of Communications and Media Brian Snee.
Justin Capalbo '10, visiting Assistant Professor of Communications and Media, is using 3D printers from the “Fab Lab” to create plastic face shields for health care professionals. His efforts have been featured on TODAY in New York on NBC, News 12, in Westchester Magazine, on Patch, on Yahoo! News and MSN.
Professor Joni Siani’s documentary film, Celling Your Soul, was released on Amazon Prime in April! Her Interpersonal Communication class is taking the time during quarantine to address the emotional impact of the health crisis and to build and improve personal communication skills so everyone emerges stronger, more resilient, and ready to take on the future!
Every week they are working on small tasks and offering tips to the Valiant community. The focus is on our health, well-being and communication skills. See the first activity below:
Goals without Expectations!
A goal is a process that you have control over. It’s something that you are working on. An expectation is waiting for something to happen to you.
Baseball team shows appreciation to their seniors on Instagram
Thank you to Pete, Justin P, Luke, John C, Matt L, Richie, Jon L, Justin R, Liam, Mike, Danny, and Matt G
Men's Lacrosse goes on Instagram to show appreciation to their graduating seniors
Thank you to Will, T.J., Jason, Nick, Conor, Ryan, Zach, and Ty
Track and Cross Country shows appreciation to their senior athletes on Instagram
Thank you to Lucas, Tori, Tommy, Kevin, Josh, Matthew, and Kenny
The Softball team uses Instagram to show some appreciation to their senior athletes
Thank you Melina, Steph, and Jaclyn
The Golf team goes on Instagram to show their graduating athletes some appreciation
Thank you to Rob, Nicole, and Chris
Women's Lacrosse shows their senior athletes appreciation on Instagram
Thank you to Bella, Tatianna, Nicole, Diana, Justina, and Chelsea
Take the No App For Life Challenge by Joni Siani
This is not about going without – it’s about going within.
Take the time to improve your personal communication skills to deepen your relationships by:
•Step up to a phone call instead of texting
•Write a letter to someone you care about
•Limit mindless social media scrolling
•“scrolling to sleep”
Chartwells Donations during COVID-19 Pandemic
Chartwells, Manhattanville's dining services provider, has been helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Chartwells teamed up with Wayne State College to help those in need during the pandemic. Read the full article here.
Ten Dances - Dance and Theatre
Due to COVID-19, our Dance and Theatre department had to cancel their Spring Dance Concert that was scheduled to take place this past weekend. Professor Brad Beakes created this video to capture the hard work of the department throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. The students put together an embodiment of the choreography they were working on and performed solo dances and duets. Please click here to watch the video.
We would like to give a huge thanks to:
- New York City choreographers: Ashley Menestrina, Brad Beakes, and Yoshito Sakuraba (Mville Dance and Theatre Alumni)
- The members of the Composition class
- The Manhattanville faculty choreographers: Jeff Kaplan, Andrei Kisselev, Shawn Garnier, and Shawn Bible
We're All in This Together
The faculty and staff from Manhattanville's graduate programs made a fun video reminding everyone that we are still together even though there is a distance between us.
Watch the video here.
Working Remotely and Video Conferencing
Manhattanville's Alumni Board President, Frank Furbacher, recorded a video giving tips on working remotely from home and video conferencing.
Watch the video here.
A Treat from The Manhattanville College's Chorus
Manhattanville's chorus created this video to replace a live concert performance. Each participant recorded their part separately and Jeremy Goldsmith, Chorus Director, synchronized the tracks to create this beautiful video.
Watch it here on Manhattanville's YouTube channel.
Spring 2020's Cabaret Performance Workshop
Students from the Cabaret workshop each perform a short set consisting of one song by the semester's featured songwriter (Irving Berlin) and one song of their own choosing, connected by a short "patter". Due to the coronavirus, they were unable to perform the group opening and closing numbers.
Watch the performance here.
Senior Exhibition Websites
To replace the art department's senior exhibition, the students created online portfolios to showcase their work.
"My Senior Project collection is based on surrealism and nature. I wanted my artwork to feel dreamy and captivating. When I create art I try to make the values and vibrant colors flow as one throughout an object. I want the flow and movement to be cohesive and appear natural. When I finish a work of art I feel a sense of accomplishment and confidence."
Check out the rest of Alyssa's show here.
"I created a series of paintings and Photoshop collages about climate change. I believe my art will strike a conversation with the world, about the world. People mainly pay attention to the beauty of nature and not what is happening to it."
View the rest of Angelís's show here.
"In this series, I want the viewer to admire and acknowledge the transient beauty of the animals who inhabit this world with us. Their declining population is mostly due to us. Yet we rarely take the time to admire them while they are here."
Take a look at the rest of Wayne's show here.
"Creating art can cease the clutter of the thoughts in my mind. I don't want the viewer to assume how I feel, but rather make your own connections to my works. I want your own interpretation since my own is personal to me."
Check out the rest of Cat's show here.
Dance & Theatre - Acting III
Acting III students from Manhattanville's Dance & Theatre Department offer semi-improvisational "time capsule" monologues of past challenges to humanity, as they complete their coursework under quarantine for Covid-19. Watch the monologues here.
Wish Becomes Reality
Congratulations to Manhattanville senior and Musical Theatre major Tia Inoue who, with her sister Tegan (on guitar), pulled in over $500 for a local Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser with this video performance. Great job and thank you for making a difference!
Watch the video here.