Archive by year 2013

Focus On Queens, Dec. 26

Lisa Stein of Glen Oaks was one of 12 students inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Edward K/ Greismer chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Shannan Ferry of Little Neck, a broadcast journalism major in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, was recently awarded a $1,000 Presidents Scholarship from the Radio Television Digital […]

Officials, Friends Honor James Muyskens

We can expect no more of a college president than the contributions made by Jim Muyskens to Queens College. During his tenure, he has led the college to make great strides forward in many areas. I want to pay tribute to him for his leadership role in building the profile, impact and sustainability of the […]

Muyskens Spearheads Arts At The College

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Although Queens College has been collecting artwork for its campus museum since 1957, many believe that the CUNY school would not have earned its international recognition for the arts without the leadership of Dr. James Muyskens. Muyskens, who has served as president since 2002, is credited by the faculty and […]

College’s National Rankings On The Rise

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Faculty and staff credit Dr. James Muyskens with raising the level of academics at Queens College, through increased scholarships and diversified faculty. According to the 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report – America’s Best Colleges, Queens College ranks among the top 10 public universities in its category, […]

Marshall, Stavisky Reflect On Muyskens

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer During his 12 years as Queens College president, Dr. James Muyskens has worked with various elected officials in the Borough, including two who played the biggest role in the university. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and State Senator Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) both have worked alongside President Muyskens during their respective […]

Muyskens Brings In Funding To Queens College

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer With less than one third of Queen’s College operating budget funded by the New York State and no support from the City, Dr. James Muyskens does a lot to ensure the college’s campaigning efforts can support student scholarships, technology upgrades, attracting and retaining faculty and many other programs. “As President, […]

Bloomberg Bids Farewell To Queens

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The students at Bard Early College High School in Long Island City patiently waited for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on Dec. 20, as the two made their way to Queens during Bloomberg’s farewell visit to the five boroughs. During each visit, the Mayor highlighted where each […]

New Owners For Historic RKO Keith’s

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An historic Flushing theater may soon have a new lease on life, having been sold last week to a local developer. RKO Keith’s Theatre was bought by Flushing Square LLC, which plans to transform the vacant venue into a mixed-use residential development. Headed by Jerry Karlik, Flushing Square purchased the […]