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Colloquium Series Features Dr. Yu

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Monday February 16, 2015

Nyack College Assistant History professor, Dr. Kale Yu, will be the featured presenter for the second session of the 2015 Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement's Colloquium Series, “Critical Reads on Global Sustainability” on Wednesday, February 25, 4:00 -5:15 p.m. in Shuman Hall (Presidents Hall) on the Rockland County campus, 1 South Boulevard, Nyack, NY.

Dr. Yu will discuss David Orr’s, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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Percie McLain joins A&S as Administrative Coordinator

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Friday February 13, 2015

Percelene McLain, (affectionately known as Percie,) who has been employed at Nyack College for nearly thirteen years, recently joined the College of Arts and Sciences as the Administrative Coordinator. “Nyack College is more than a place of employment. It is a place of ministry where almost every day presents an opportunity to inspire someone,” Percie shares.

Ms. McLain earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work at the Nyack College Manhattan campus. In pursuit of her ultimate goal of becoming a counselor, she has completed courses at Nyack’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She will enter Nyack’s Master of Science in Social Work program in the fall of 2015.

Percelene thanks God daily for the opportunity, the ability, the strength, and the wisdom, to do the work that He has called her to do at Nyack College.

Dr. Park initiates Nyack College Fishing Club

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Thursday February 5, 2015

The NEW Nyack College Fishing Club is all about fish and fishing!

Students and faculty will learn how to fish and get to go fishing! The Nyack College Fishing Club is dedicated to teaching others about the joys of fishing and of aquatic wildlife. 

Club goals include developing of a deeper appreciation for nature in and around Rockland County and Battery Park, understanding the history and cultures surrounding fishing, and getting involved in community service that expresses a passion for underwater wildlife.

In Spring 2015, the club will met every Friday at 3pm in the North Building Science Lab (Rockland campus).

For more information, contact the Club Director and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Peter J. Park, Assistant Professor of Biology, at

Nyack College Fishing Club Facebook Page:

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Dr. Yu publishes review in Sociology of Religion

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Thursday February 5, 2015

Dr. K. Kale Yu, Assistant Professor of History, published a book review in the Sociology of Religion, the official journal of the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Dr. Yu reviewed Ecologies of Faith in New York City: The Evolution of Religious Institutions, edited by RICHARD CIMINONADIA A. MIAN, and WEISHAN HUANG. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.

To read the review:

Dr. Park joins BIOL-O-GEE R.A.P. TEAM

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Tuesday February 3, 2015

Dr. Peter Park has recently joined the BIOL-O-GEE R.A.P.TM “TEAM" as a science content reviewer. Boon Tunes LLC, a newly formed educational music video company, has launched BIOL-O-GEE R.A.P.TM, a series of high-quality, professionally produced animated music videos geared towards high school and higher education students yet are enjoyable for students of all ages. The videos provide an innovative, engaging, and very exciting way for students to review and recall scientific terms and processes, and they were field-tested in some of Nyack College’s science courses. The music videos serve to supplement existing curricula and aim to appeal to visual, auditory, and tactile learners. The company’s motto is “Reinforcing Science Education through Music, Song, and Animation.” Their company supports educators and aims to help bolster academic achievement.

The BIOL-O-GEE R.A.P.TM “TEAM” consists of Janet L. McDonald, MS, RD, founder and president of Boon Tunes LLC, and the author, creator and executive producer of BIOL-O-GEE R.A.P.,  and an accomplished group of professionals in the fields of music production, audio engineering, performing arts, visual arts, graphic design, management, marketing education, healthcare, allied health, and agronomy (See Dr. Park’s contributions have and will continue to include content review of videos and texts.

For more information, see company website:

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