Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement


Welcome from Dr. Vilma “Nina” Balmaceda

Director, Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement 

You are welcome to participate in our first Colloquium Session on Civic Engagement this semester. Please join Stephanie Summer from The Center for Public Justice to discover how we can cultivate rooted citizens. 

The Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement (CSGE) exists to promote and sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry and global awareness at Nyack College 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 Fall, our “Colloquium Series on Civic Engagement” consists of a combination of lectures, documentaries, and discussions addressing key issues affecting our society and motivating informed involvement in the political process at the local, state and national levels. 

Please join us on Wednesdays September 21st, October 12th, Oct. 26th, and Nov. 16th at 4:00 pm. All sessions will take place at the Presidents Hall in Shuman Hall, except for the second session which will be convened at the Hilltop Auditorium. 

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

Sixth Annual Student Research Conference

posted by joshway on Wednesday April 5, 2017

Spring 2017 Colloquium

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Fall 2016 Nyack Scholars Symposium

posted by joshway on Tuesday October 25, 2016

The Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement (CSGE) at Nyack College will host its Eighth Annual Scholar’s Symposium in collaboration with The Center for Public Justice based in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “In Search of Civil Engagement.”

The two-day event will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at the Nyack New York City campus, 2 Washington Street in Manhattan and on Thursday, November 3 at the Nyack Rockland County campus at 1 South Boulevard in Nyack, NY.

Plenary sessions at both campuses will feature panelists Greg Bish, director of Service-Learning at Gordon College; Kevin den Dulk, director of The Henry Institute at Calvin College; Charity Haubrich, director of The Community Institute for Education at The Center for Public Justice; and Anne Snyder, director of The Character Initiative at The Philanthropy Roundtable.

Breakout sessions on both days include a showcase of research by professors as well as paired presentations by professors with students.  A full schedule of sessions will soon be available on “Guidebook,” the free mobile app for Android and iOS.

For more information on this free event, email or phone 845.675.4582.