Dr. Yu presents at Yale and American Society of Missiology

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Friday July 3, 2015

Dr. K. Kale Yu, Assistant Professor of History, presented papers at two distinguished academic gatherings.

He delivered "Augmented Native Religions: Confucianism and Protestant Christianity in Late Nineteenth Century Korea” at Yale-Edinburgh mission conference at Yale Divinity School.

“My experience at Yale Divinity School was inspiring and global. A missionary from Zambia flew over 24 hours to attend this conference. I engaged with scholars from Myanmar, Vietnam, and India as well as colleagues in the U.S.”

Dr. Yu also delivered, "Creating Readers and Breaking Barriers: Literacy as Essential for Conversion in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Korea” was delivered at the American Society of Missiology annual meeting at Wheaton College (Chicago). The ASM is the ecumenical professional association for mission studies in North America.

About the conference, he states, “It was encouraging to meet so many professors from around the country who focused on the importance of missions. The Association continues to grow and serve the missions community.”

Dr. Yu completed his Ph.D. from Columbia University, M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and B.A. from Clark University. He also received the 2015 Arts & Sciences Special recognition for his scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Dr. Dueck delivers paper on civil discourse

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Friday June 5, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Dueck, Associate Professor of Philosophy, delivered a paper entitled "Intellect and Imagination in Civil Discourse" at the Biola University Center for Christian Thought’s 4th Annual Conference. The Conference theme was “Intellectual Virtue and Civil Discourse”, and featured numerous nationally-renowned scholars and researchers along with scholars-in-residence at the Center.

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Philosophy & Religious Studies Major Approved

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Tuesday June 2, 2015

We are happy to announce that the New York State Education Department has approved the BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies!

The BA Philosophy and Religious Studies major will explore fundamental questions of human existence and contemporary global issues from both philosophical and religious perspectives. This will consist of 5 required courses (15 credits), plus 5 courses in a philosophy concentration, religious studies concentration, or no concentration option (15 credits).

Students in the BA Philosophy and Religious Studies major will also be required to take Introduction to Philosophy in the liberal arts core. With the approval of the BA Philosophy and Religious Studies, Nyack will discontinue the individual BA Philosophy program and BA Religion program. This new major will begin Fall 2015.

Philosophy and Religious Studies Major (30 credits)

PHI 101                      Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits – Liberal arts core course)


Foundation Courses (15 credits – Required)

(3) PHI 202               Logic

(3) REL/SOC 310       The Psychology and Sociology of Religion

(3) REL/PHI 314        World Religions

(3) PHI 346               Ethics

(3) REL/PHI 441        Philosophy of Religion


Philosophy Concentration (15 credits)

(3) PHI 3xx                 Ancient Philosophy

(3) PHI 3xx                 Modern Philosophy

(3) PHI 327/367          Mysticism OR Christian Existentialism

(3) PHI 431/432          Contemporary Analytic Philosophy OR Contemporary Continental Philosophy

(3) PHI 470                 Philosophy Senior Capstone


Religious Studies Concentration (15 credits)

(3) REL 432                Christianity and World Religions in Dialogue

(3) REL 342                History of Christianity

(3) REL 442/448         South Asian Religions OR East Asian Religions

(3) REL 445/446         Islam OR Judaism

(3) REL 470                Religion Senior Capstone


No Concentration (15 credits)

If no concentration is declared, any 4 more PHI or REL courses, plus 1 PHI/REL 470 capstone, completes the major requirements.

Communications major publishes comic strip in Brain World

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Wednesday May 13, 2015

Jeremy Fuscaldo, Communications major and 2015 Nyack College graduate, published a comic strip entitled "Creativity" in the Spring 2015 issue of Brain World, a magazine which explores cutting-edge science and how its findings can affect human health, culture, education, technology, business, aging, the arts, global issues and more.

Fuscaldo’s piece addresses the importance of encouraging creativity in a child's life and how it builds up great ideas.

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2015 A&S Award of Appreciation

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Tuesday May 12, 2015

2015 A&S Award of Appreciation

Raquel Reynoso

In grateful appreciation

For your service to the Nyack College community,

Especially through the expansion years of the New York City Campus,

Serving as Lecturer in History,

And advocate for the Arts & Sciences,

Always maintaining a high level of excellence with a gracious smile.