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Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement

Welcome from Dr. Vilma “Nina” Balmaceda

Director, Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement 


A Christ-centered community fostering scholarly inquiry and global awareness

The Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement (CSGE) exists to promote and sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry and global awareness at Nyack College, at Alliance Theological Seminary, and in the communities that surround our campuses.

CSGE furthers our institution’s mission by creating programs and events designed to encourage meaningful dialog on different relevant local, national, and global issues. Through CSGE’s initiatives—which include film forums, discussion panels, colloquium series, book presentations, student poster conferences, and art exhibitions, as well as our annual Nyack Scholars Symposium—faculty, students, and guests are able to engage in informed discussion from different academic and cultural perspectives to gain knowledge and enrich their own critical reflection and points of view.  

To meet its strategic plan, CSGE strives to realize the following goals for our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and our surrounding communities:

1. Promote research-based scholarship

2. Expand awareness and informed discussion about relevant local, national, and global issues

3. Cultivate a community that fosters critical reflection, constructive dialog, and intentional collaboration

Each semester our Center offers a Colloquium Series focused on a particular set of relevant issues. This spring semester 2015, our “Critical Reads on Environmental Sustainability” Series consists of four monthly lectures on select readings presented by professors and practitioners in the field of global sustainability. 

For more information, please contact the Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement at, like us on Facebook (Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement at Nyack College),   or follow us on LinkedIn.


Upcoming Events

Critical Reads Colloquium Session on Global Sustainability with Dr. Kale Yu

posted by Gregg.Siemering on Sunday February 22, 2015

Join in and read along with us. Pick up a copy of Earth In Mind by David Orr today.

The Fourth Student Research Conference

posted by Gregg.Siemering on Thursday February 19, 2015

The Fourth Student Research Conference


Visions For Tomorrow
Keynote Address: Dr. David Kim, MD 

Founder of Beacon Christian Community Health Center

                                      Date: March 26, 2015

Place: Bowman Gym, Rockland Campus
Time: 8-3 pm

You are invited to submit a proposal/abstract for our Fourth Annual Student Research Conference. 

The abstract should include overview of purpose, description of topic, and brief discussion about how it applies to your discipline. 300 words maximum. 

All proposals/abstracts are due on March 6, 2015 and they should be sent to  <>. Students are encouraged to form a group of three members. CSGE will send the acceptance letter by March 13. 

All accepted/participating posters will be eligible for judging during the conference.

Poster Presentation Guidelines and Format 

Sections of the Poster

Title, Abstract (optional), Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion, References.


Title: Title of the research project, the name of the presenter(s), and the name of the department and the college.

Abstract: A short informative and descriptive summary of your research project. It includes the statement of purpose and scope of the research project. The scope of the research project is defined by a brief synopsis of the major limitations and delimitations of the problem. Additionally the abstract is a summary of the entire research project; methods, findings, and conclusions of the study. It is written within 1-2 paragraphs and should be between 150-250 words. You may include a list of 3 to 5 keywords that will help researchers find your work in databases.  


Introduction: Clear statement about the research question or problem and the purpose of your research study


Method: Explanation of procedures and the methods to complete the study

Examples are qualitative method, quantitative method, ways to complete literature review (keywords, subject, and the name of the databases), and data analysis method.


Results/Findings in scholarly literature: Description of the main findings from the study or summary from scholarly literature

This section includes tables, charts, figures, and pictures to illustrate your results. 


Conclusion/Recommendation/Discussion: Comparison your findings to other studies, implications for future research, or application in your field. 

The discussion section is where you put the findings from your study in perspective. 

             References: APA format


Dr. Daniel Kaluka and Dr. Peter Park will be leading workshops to prepare students to present posters at the conference. Please attend one of these workshops at the Rockland campus:
Friday (Feb. 13) 2:30-3:30pm - Dr. Daniel Kaluka   
Wednesday (Feb. 18) 2:30-3:30pm - Dr. Peter Park 
Thursday (Feb. 19) 1-2:00pm  - Dr. Daniel Kaluka
Friday (Feb. 20) 2:30-3:30pm- Dr. Peter Park
All workshops will take place at the Science Lab, North Campus at our Residential Campus in Rockland.

Manhattan Event: African American History Month Colloquium Session with Denise Patrick

posted by Gregg.Siemering on Tuesday February 17, 2015

Everyone is welcome!