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Student Services and Facilities
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Advisement Services: Hofstra recognizes the role of academic advising as a critical component of an undergraduate education. Students have the ultimate responsibility of satisfying the entire sequence of courses required for their degrees, but the process is enhanced by careful and informed discussions with the appropriate professionals who work in partnership with the students. The Center for University Advisement in Memorial Hall provides a variety of services designed to support students’ academic progress. The two offices that comprise the Center are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and when classes are in session, have extended evening hours Monday through Thursday until 8 p.m.
The Office of Academic Advisement provides academic advisement to new and prospective students, both full- and parttime, and to all undergraduate students who have not yet declared their majors. The office also offers many services for students with declared majors, including career exploration, study skills assistance, and academic support for students with physical disabilities, student athletes, first-year students, and students in academic jeopardy. In addition, preprofessional advisement is available through this office for students contemplating graduate training in either law or health-related professions such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine. Such students should register immediately with the Office of Academic Advisement and meet with the prelaw adviser or the prehealth adviser to discuss choice of major and requirements necessary for entering the various schools. For Prelaw or Premedical/Prehealth Professional Studies, see the program information section in this bulletin.
The University Tutorial Program is a unit of the Center for University Advisement. For complete details, see the Tutorial Program section below.
Ambassador Program: a student-volunteer program designed to introduce prospective students to the campus and to answer questions about campus life at Hofstra. An Ambassador visit can be arranged and includes attending classes, meeting faculty and other students. If desired, an overnight stay in one of the residence halls can also be arranged. The Ambassador Program Director can be reached at (516) 463-6798.
Bookstore: located in the Student Center, the Bookstore provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Items carried include textbooks, trade books, clothing, gifts, sundries, supplies, newspapers and magazines, candy and greeting cards. The Bookstore also carries a full line of text books and trade material for the School of Law. A full service post office is also available. Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Post Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Career Center is located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the southeast campus, provides career planning and employment services to all undergraduates, and alumni aimed at helping them to select their career objectives, effectively communicate their goals and plan their job search campaigns or graduate school applications. Services include individual career advisement, employment interview programs and workshops on resume preparation, interview skills and other aspects of planning for life after Hofstra.
On-Campus Recruitment: each year The Career Center hosts some 400 employer visits for the purpose of interviewing graduating students and/or candidates for internships and/or summer employment, either through the PrideRecruiting campus interview program or the annual Fall and Spring Job Fairs.
Job-Posting Services: students and alumni are welcome to visit The Career Center to review position announcements received by The Center. Thousands of job notices from both regional and national employers are made available both via The Career Center’s home page (www.hofstra.edu/career) and via postings in The Career Library. These Hofstra specific announcements of current opportunities are supplemented by extensive additional Internet links to job posting resources, ultimately making tens of thousands of current opportunities available on a daily basis.
Internship, Part-time, Summer and Temporary Job Postings: Throughout the year the Career Center receives and posts extensive notices of these off-campus opportunities.
Education Career Services: students and alumni seeking teaching and/or administrative positions in education may take advantage of the Professional Credential Registry to assist in their job searches. Qualified candidates are encouraged to participate in the School District On-Campus Recruiting Program held on campus each spring. In addition, job opportunity notices are e-mailed to registered candidates throughout the year. Workshops offered during the practicum semester provide job search advice as well as detailed information about the aforementioned services.
Career Library: An extensive collection of materials, available to students and alumni, includes employer directories, print and electronic job listings, informative guides to a wide variety of fields, job search guides and employer information files. Employer files include annual reports, position descriptions, recruiting brochures and electronic resources. In addition several computers are available for student use to explore job postings and career reference materials via the Internet. The “career services” section of the Hofstra University Web site which can be accessed at www.hofstra.edu/career constitutes an electronic extension of the Career Library making direct access available from home, University computer laboratory or residence hall room to thousands of job postings, employer information and other career development materials. Students may access Career Library materials during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus extended hours to 9 p.m. on one evening per week. For individual appoint- ments or for additional information, call (516) 463-6060 or visit The Career Center.
Career Counseling Services
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Career Counseling Services: Students may seek vocational counseling for assistance in making decisions related to career options and goals. Selection of a major field of study as well as careers that are appropriate following graduation, and the suitability of graduate study, are issues that may be explored in career counseling. Following the initial counseling session, tests of vocational interests, aptitude and other relevant measures are usually given. Additional counseling interviews along with test results are used to help make future educational and vocational decisions. Located in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.
Career Information Resources: For information about career fields and programs of study, Career Counseling Services maintains an up-to-date collection of college and professional school bulletins, occupational books and informational pamphlets. This material covers a wide range of information on careers, such as salaries, job requirements and duties performed. Any student of the University may use this material during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For appointments and additional information, call (516) 463-6788 or come to Room 120, Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.
Center for New Student Support Services
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Center for New Student Support Services: formerly known as the Office of Freshman Advancement, provides ongoing support services for new students. Beginning with the New Student Orientation program, the office works to provide services designed to aid in a smooth transition from high school to college. The office assists with any concern related to a student’s first year experience. As a central resource for new students, the office often acts as a liaison with other areas on campus such as Admissions, Residential Life, Financial and Academic Records, Student Activities, Academic Advisement and academic areas. Services include programming to accommodate adjustment issues, counseling, academic concerns, and referral.
Publications designed to assist first-year students include the New Student News newsletter and the First-Year Student Survival Guide. The Center for New Student Support Services also sends out a weekly e-mail to inform new students about news, events and deadlines. To join the e-newsletter students may send a email to Freshman@hofstra.edu
During the fall semester the Center for New Student Support Services coordinates outings and events through the Fall Adventures Program. The calendar of events includes outings to Broadway shows, professional athletic events, museum trips, hiking excursions, visits to historical sites, to name a few. These trips offer new students an opportunity to meet other new students while being entertained. They also offer an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the surrounding areas. Trips include visits to New York City as well as Eastern Long Island.
Outreach efforts are coordinated through the R.E.A.C.H. program. R.E.A.C.H. is the Request for Early Assistance and Coordinated Help. The Center for New Student Support Services asks faculty members to identify students in need and refer them to our staff. Administrators reach out to these students, providing assistance and support services.
New Student Support Services coordinates the Mentor Program. This offers new students an opportunity to engage in activities and acclimate to the campus. It brings new students together with upper-class student mentors in a social environment. Each fall, the Mentor Program coordinates several gatherings for mentors and new student, in conjunction with the informal meetings that they each share.
The Center for New Student Support Services recognizes the outstanding achievement of undergraduate students through the Freshman/Sophomore Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the academic achievements of students coupled with service and participation in co-curricular activities on campus.
The Center for New Student Support Services helps new students acclimate to college by providing the resources necessary for a successful collegiate experience. We welcome firstyear students and encourage students to stop by the office and utilize our services. The office is located in 242 Student Center. Staff are available to meet with students on an appointment or walk-in basis.
Students can reach the Center for New Student Support Services by calling (516) 463-6320 or through e-mail at Freshman@hofstra.edu
Chaplains: The Interfaith Center, located in the Student Center, is run by Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant Chaplains at Hofstra University and work closely with each other and with students. Spiritual guidance and assistance is offered; social events, dinners, religious services, celebrations of holidays, guest speakers, community service projects, informal and formal personal and academic counseling, retreats, international trips are only a few of the very diverse offerings of the Center.
Child Care Institute
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The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute in the Saltzman Community Services Center serves children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age. In cooperation with the School of Education and Allied Human Services, and other academic departments, the program offers a nurturing curriculum for young children. The Institute is open to all members of the Hofstra Family as well as to the outside community, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information regarding fees, schedules and enrollment, call (516) 463-5194.
The Dean of Students Office
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The Dean of Students Office is located in Room 243 of the Student Center, is responsible for the administration of the University Judicial System, Residential Life, Spirit Support and Volunteerism, the Wellness Center, the Interfaith Center, Freshman Advancement, New Student Orientation, Student Activities, Recreation and Intramurals and the International Students Office. Any questions, problems or suggestions regarding any facet of student life may be discussed with the Dean. The Dean of Students Office is eager to assist you with any difficulties you may encounter and can be reached in person, via phone or through e-mail at DeanofStudents@Hofstra.edu The Dean of Students Office also serves as a liaison for student to other areas of the University.
The Dean of Students Office provides a variety of social and educational programs designed to assist students’ growth and development. In addition, information is available for students interested in Study Abroad, Student Government Association, clubs, fraternity or sorority organizations, general campus activities and volunteerism.
George Dempster Hall for Communications
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George Dempster Hall for Communications is located west of the Roosevelt Quad, is the home of the School of Communication, with departments of Audio/Video/Film, Journalism and Mass Media Studies, and Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies. It also houses a highly sophisticated television production/post-production facility with two broadcast- quality studios and control rooms; extensive non-linear digital editing and cuts-only video work stations. In addition to the studio facilities, the students utilize the latest professional/ broadcast quality field production equipment. Two satellite dishes with C/Ku capability are available, one dish providing special news feeds for the broadcast journalism room, which also has access to Associated Press, Nexis-Lexis, and Dow Jones services. In addition, the facility is capable of broadcasting student-produced programming to the entire campus on our own cable channels. Also located here is the University’s radio station (WRHU-FM/88.7), audio production studios, a film/video screening room, film editing rooms, a computer laboratory, a speech performance studio, and a large dance studio.
The Student Center Main Café, open Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Rathskellar, housed in the lower level of the Student Center, is open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sbarro’s Italian Eatery, located in the Atrium of the Student Center, is open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 a.m. Also located in the Student Center Atrium is Burlaps Gourmet Coffee, open Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Netherlands, located on Oak Street is open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On the North Campus in Hofstra USA: Kate & Willy’s open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. with additional hours on Saturday and Sunday for brunch, noon to 4 p.m. Dutch Treats is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week when classes are in session.
On the South Campus: Bits & Bytes in Memorial Hall is open Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. The Deli is located south of McEwen Hall and is open Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Breslin Kiosk located in Breslin Hall is open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Café on the Quad, serving Starbucks Coffee and much more, open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The Starr Cafe, located in C.V. Starr Hall, is open Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Hagedorn Hall Cyber Café: Monday- Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Located on the North Campus, Hofstra USA is a casual meeting place for the Hofstra community, provides music and entertainment, dining and dancing, concert facility and a theater. Kate and Willy’s offers dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. with table service and a late night menu 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday are reserved for student sponsored special events. Dutch Treats, a deli/grocery store is open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The Hofstra USA facility and outdoor gazebo are available for catered events.
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Hofstra University athletics began a new era in 2001-02 as the Pride made their debut in the Colonial Athletic Association and the Atlantic 10 Football Conference. All programs, except football, compete in the 10- university Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), with league members from North Carolina to New York. Hofstra’s Top 10 ranked I-AA football program made its debut in the 11-school Atlantic 10 Football Conference, with members from Virginia to Maine, in 2001.
Hofstra sponsors 18 intercollegiate athletic programs evenly divided with nine men’s sports and nine women’s sports. Men’s sports, include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. All of Hofstra’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete on the NCAA Division I level and face opponents from around the country.
Eight Hofstra teams, including six conference champions, competed in NCAA Championship Tournaments last year. Pride teams in men’s basketball, men’s tennis, wrestling, women’s lacrosse, softball and men’s lacrosse received at-large bids and advanced to NCAA Championship quarterfinals.
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state-of-the-art facilities. The four-year old 93,000 square foot, 5,200-seat Hofstra Arena serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program. The 15,000- seat James M. Shuart Stadium and the Margiotta Hall training facility are home to the Pride football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and women’s field hockey programs. The recently renovated 1,200-seat Physical Fitness Center is home to the Hofstra women’s volleyball program. The four-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium is one of the best collegiate softball facilities in the northeast. The Hofstra University Soccer Stadium, constructed in 2003, features a FieldTurf surface, stadium lighting and bleacher seating for 1,600 spectators. University Field (baseball) has also been renovated with Competition Turf on the infield and new sunken dugouts. The nine-court Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center serves as the home to the Pride men’s and women’s tennis teams.
The Hofstra Recreation Center includes a multipurpose gymnasium, an indoor running track, a complete Universal and free-weight exercise room, an aerobics room, fullyequipped locker rooms, and a lounge area with billiards and ping-pong tables. Daily activities include aerobics, karate, personal training and cardio-step classes. Programs and special events, ranging from volleyball to Frisbee, are designed for all members of the Hofstra community.
The Hofstra Swim Center, located on the North Campus adjacent to the Physical Fitness Center and the New York Jets training complex and executive offices, contains an indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool and a one and three meter diving area. Early-morning and late-night hours make it easy for everyone to dive in!
To be eligible for intercollegiate competition, a continuing student must have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit and a 2.0 grade point average during the preceding academic year. This minimum shall not include grades of F, W, NCr., or INC. A first-year student entering from high school must meet the core curriculum standards as required by NCAA regulations.
Students, faculty and staff are admitted free to all regular season athletic events.
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The International Students Office is concerned with all aspects of the international student life at Hofstra: academic, social, cultural, legal, and financial. The Office provides an orientation program a week before classes begin that introduces new students to registration procedures, the English Language Program, academic policies, residential life, health services, social activities, and general University information. In addition, the Office provides information on United States immigration regulations and acts as a liaison with the United States and overseas governmental and educational organizations. The Office assists with immigration counseling and applications for optional practical and curricular training, economic work necessity, program extensions, international student insurance, visa renewals, as well as travel assistance.
The Office plans trips and events throughout the year which are specifically targeted to the international community and sponsors the International Student Mentor Program, a studentrun program to help new international students with adjustments to campus life and American culture. The Office also offers the Hofstra international community a wide range of support services ranging from assistance with adjustment concerns to adherence of immigration regulations. Students are encouraged to join one of the international student organizations on campus that sponsor social and cultural events which are of interest to the entire Hofstra community: the Organization of International Students (OIS) and the Graduate Organization of International Students (GOIS).
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Study abroad is one of the most effective ways of learning about our world. Hofstra students have many opportunities to earn credits while studying in other countries. Undergraduate students can choose from a number of programs which have been developed over the years by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, New College, the Zarb School of Business and the School of Communication.
A brief description of Hofstra programs is listed below; all Hofstra undergraduates who meet the specific prerequisites of any program are eligible and welcome to apply. Information on these programs is available in the International Students’ Office, 240 Student Center, or from the individual Dean’s Office, indicated below.
Students who want to pursue programs not listed below can be advised by the International Students Office about available programs elsewhere. To be eligible to receive credit toward a bachelor’s degree, students must have courses approved in advance on the Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Form, available from the International Students Office or the Deans’ Offices.
Come and experience the wonder and history of Pablo Neruda’s native Chile. Santiago is a modern, cosmopolitan city set in the breathtaking Andes Mountains, yet it is only a onehour trip to the beach resorts of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Chile is a prosperous, friendly, and progressive country that welcomes visitors with world-renowned hospitality. For more information, contact Dr. Miguel-Angel Zapata, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1070. Phone: (516) 463-4766 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accompanied by New College Political Science Professor Linda Longmire, students fly to Mexico City and then travel by minivan or car to Oaxaca and throughout south Central Mexico during the January session. This course is intended to provide an intensive introduction to contemporary Mexico’s political, economic and cultural life. It gives special attention to the economic forces at work in the current restructuring of Mexican society, the evolving women’s movement and indigenous peoples’ movement, and the implications of the growing interdependence between Mexico and the United States. Students have the opportunity to interview politicians, policy experts, and ordinary citizens.
Another Hofstra program in Europe is in Athens. The city of Athens, sprawling from the foot of Acropolis, whose crown is the temple of Athena, more famously known as the Parthenon, has beckoned to travelers since its rise as the founding home of democracy in the fifth century B.C. It was the site of a three-week journey offered by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages in January 2004. In creating this program, we are providing a curriculum-related opportunity for our students to interact with the landscape and an environment that has shaped the foundational principles, ethics, aesthetics of their own cultures. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Lekatsas, Department of Comparative Literature Languages, 303 Calkins Hall 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1070. Phone: (516) 463-6553, Fax: (516) 463-7082, E-mail: email@example.com
New College offers its exciting European Odyssey program for undergraduate students during the second half of the spring semester. Students travel with faculty by minivan throughout western and eastern Europe for approximately two months in a mobile classroom setting. Students receive eight Hofstra University credits for this course on contemporary European politics and the European Union. Each year the focus of the program changes slightly. For example, the emphasis may be on the view of Europe from the north, and more time will be spent in Scandinavia; the view from the south explores more of the Mediterranean cultures, etc. For more information, contact Professor Linda Longmire, Department of Political Science, New College, 103A Roosevelt Hall. Phone: (516) 463-5828 Fax: (516) 463-4832 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs awards three full-tuition scholarships for a year of study in the University of Amsterdam’s program in European History and Culture. Students receive Hofstra credit for courses in European history, geography, economics, politics and Dutch language. (All courses are taught in English.) The program is recommended for students who have achieved junior status at Hofstra (a minimum of 58 credits), and have obtained better than a 3.5 grade point average. For more information, contact Mrs. Jennifer A. Marsalis, Director, Office of International Students, Study Abroad Programs, 240 Student Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, Phone: (516) 463-6947, Fax: (516) 463-5328. E-mail: email@example.com
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Dean’s Office, Second floor, Heger Hall. Each summer, Hofstra offers language and literature/culture programs in Nice, Madrid, and Montepulciano, Italy. The Nice program involves a month of classes, Monday through Friday, which earns the student six credits in French. The Madrid and Montepulciano programs involve five weeks of classes, Monday through Friday, which earn the student six credits in Spanish or Italian. Students reside with local families during their studies, thereby profiting from an invaluable experience of daily language learning. Multiple cultural excursions round out these other programs.
January programs are offered in London and Venice. The London program concentrates on contemporary British theater. Students are housed in hotels and meet with a Hofstra professor over a three-week period to study current plays. They then see those plays performed on the stage; discussion of the performances forms an important element of the course work. Three credits in English can be earned in this program.
The three-week Venice program gives students the opportunity to earn three credits in one of the following disciplines: comparative literature, art history and architecture, or Italian. Classes meet Monday through Thursday mornings. Side trips to Florence, Padova, Burano, Murano, Torcello and cultural tours around Venice supplement classroom work. Students can enjoy weekend travel to Rome, Bologna, Milan, Verona and other Italian cities.
The other Hofstra program in Italy is in Sorrento. The program will be based in the gorgeous town of Sorrento located on western Italy’s Amalfi Coast at the southern tip of the Bay of Naples. The program will include exciting excursions to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, Rome, Naples, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and the island of Capri. It will also explore a wonderful sampling of Italian culture, cuisine, and traditions. The Bay of Naples and nearby Mt. Vesuvius will provide fascinating geological and ecological adventures.
The six-credit Summer in Sorrento program will be composed of two three-credit Hofstra University courses: “From Rome to Renaissance” taught by Professors Linda Longmire and John Teehan, and “Poetics, Politics and Performance in Italy: Creating Artistic Communities Abroad” taught by Professors Lisa Merrill and Cindy Rosenthal.
The $2,500 fee for the program includes the flight to and from Naples, ground transportation to and from Sorrento, housing for the period of June 6-26, 2004, all program field trips, an array of special events including the welcome and farewell parties, and use of the facilities at Sorrento Lingue, our host institution. Students will be housed in lovely apartments with full kitchen facilities and double rooms. In addition to the program fee students will need to pay the tuition costs for the six Hofstra University credits.
In addition, a tropical marine biology program is offered in Jamaica, West Indies. For a description of our facility, see Marine Laboratory listed below. Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers an exciting study abroad program in the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador. Students have the opportunity to spend three weeks studying the geology and evolutionary ecology of the Galápagos Islands and the Ecuadorian rainforest. The program is multidisciplinary and is run by faculty from the departments of Biology and Geology. Highlights of the program include 10 days touring the Galápagos Islands by yacht, a one-day excursion to the Cotopaxi stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, and four days at a lodge in the Amazon rainforest.
New College: Off-Campus Education Office, Second floor, Roosevelt Hall. The Off-Campus Education Program is an academic option open to Hofstra University students that affords undergraduates the opportunity to design and execute full- or part-time field projects as interns or apprentices for academic credit.
Through Educational Programs Abroad, students have the opportunity to attend semester length courses while participating in internships in London, Brussels, Bonn, Cologne, Paris, Madrid, and Melbourne. Academic courses in the liberal arts and internships are available in many areas: advertising, business studies, education, health care, law, medical research, museum and art galleries, pressure groups and politics, retail, social sciences, theater and town planning.
Through the Institute for the International Education of Students, students may earn credits by studying, living and working for a semester or an entire academic year at one of the IES centers. These centers are located in a number of cities in the following countries: Great Britain, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Ukraine and Russia, as well as in Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
Select New College students at Hofstra University are eligible to study for one semester or an academic year at Oxford University. Students will enjoy all the main privileges of studying at an Oxford College and participating in English university life.
Frank G. Zarb School of Business: Dean’s Office, Third floor, Weller Hall. The Hofstra-Erasmus University Joint International Summer Program is offered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Every summer, Hofstra University’s AACSBaccredited Zarb School of Business offers Hofstra students the opportunity to study international marketing and principles of international financial management at Erasmus University. Emphasis is placed on the multicultural context of the program, since fifty percent of each class includes students from The Netherlands and other countries. In addition, classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which allows students to take advantage of travel opportunities on long weekends.
The Zarb School also offers Hofstra students the opportunity to study international business at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea. Classes are held three days a week, allowing ample time for students to study and travel.
School of Communication: Dean’s Office, Third floor, Dempster Hall. The School encourages its students to participate in the University’s study-abroad programs whenever possible. On occasion, the School has offered a program in Israel focusing on that country’s mass media. Communication faculty have also participated in University programs in Montepulciano, Nice and Venice. Information about School involvement in this year’s international programs can be obtained in the Dean’s office.
Law School: Dean’s Office, Second floor, Law School. Study abroad opportunities also exist for students at the Hofstra Law School. The Law School holds a summer law program at the University of Nice in Nice, France. Special rules govern these programs for law students. The Law School’s programs are open to law students and law graduates. Graduate students in other disciplines may also be eligible. Interested students should inquire at the Law School through the Dean’s Office.
All students, regardless of major, are eligible to enroll in tropical marine biology courses. Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught each summer.
Courses other than biology, such as location photography offered by the Fine Arts Department, and solar energy offered by the Engineering Department, have also used the facility. The laboratory is available for internships, individual projects and graduate research. For information, contact Associate Professor Morrissey in the Biology Department.
In another Hofstra Study Abroad program, discover modern Japan through a three-week study abroad program. Our three-week journey begins with a week in glitzy, neon-lit Tokyo. We then travel from Tokyo to the Fuji-Hakone region. After visiting Japan’s mountain resort areas, we journey to western Japan to the cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. Following our stay in historic and beautiful Kyoto we head for Hiroshima, where we visit the Peace Museum and other memorials to the 1945 atomic bombing. We then escape to beautiful Miyajima Island, the site of Itsukushima shrine, considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Japan. We then travel back to Tokyo for the final days of our adventure. Optional side trips include an overnight stay at Nikko, where we visit famous shrines, the Kegon Waterfall, and learn about the ancient craft of lacquerware.
Hofstra’s own facility, located on the north coast of the West Indian island of Jamaica, consists of a fleet of boats, a two-story laboratory building and its own hotel, beach and dive shop.
All students, regardless of major, are eligible to enroll in tropical marine biology courses. Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught each summer.
Courses other than biology, such as location photography offered by the Fine Arts Department, and solar energy offered by the Engineering Department, have also used the facility. The laboratory is available for internships, individual projects and graduate research.
For information, contact Associate Professor Morrissey in the Biology Department.
Parking privileges are available to all vehicles registered with the Department of Public Safety. Only by prompt registering of vehicles (including changes in state license plate numbers when necessary), the proper display of the University parking permit, and the adherence to all parking regulations, will these privileges be assured. Parking stickers must be affixed to front and rear bumpers. There is no fee for parking permits. Copies of campus vehicle regulations and parking permits may be obtained at the Department of Public Safety at the Information Center, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PHED (Program for the Higher Education of the Disabled) and PALS (Program for Academic Learning Skills): serve the community of individuals with disabilities on the Hofstra campus by 1) providing appropriate support services to eligible students (such as registration assistance, reader/writer/attendant care referrals, interpreters, counseling, equipment loan, test administration, books on tape and liaison with sponsoring agencies); 2) fostering independent skills necessary for survival at Hofstra and beyond; and 3) working toward the elimination of architectural and attitudinal barriers. For further information for students with physical disabilities, contact the Director of PHED in the Office of Academic Advisement. For students with learning disabilities, contact the Director of PALS, a component of the Freshman Division, School for University Studies. For the statement of compliance with appropriate Federal and State regulations please see the Undergraduate Bulletin information on the first page of the online bulletin, or the last page of the printed bulletin.
Recreation and Intermural Programs
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Recreation and Intermural Programs: provide students, staff and faculty with opportunities to develop leisure interests through a wide variety of activities designed to complement academic pursuits. Instruction is available in a number of organized activities.
The program organizes competition in individual and team sports, which are open to all persons in the Hofstra community. A valid I.D. card is necessary in order to participate in the programs and to use the facilities. A monthly calendar of events is available. The Recreation Center (Rec Center) is located on the North Campus, east of Colonial Square.
- Aerobic room
- Athletic fields
- Badminton courts (7)
- Basketball (18 indoor, 1 outdoor)
- Dance studio
- Indoor track (1/10 mile)
- Jogging course (outdoor)
- Recreation Center
- Swim Center
- Tennis courts (2 indoor, 12 outdoor)
- Volleyball courts (8 indoor)
- Weight-training room
- European Team
- Floor hockey
- Free-throw contest
- Soccer (indoor and outdoor)
- STXball lacrosse
- Table tennis
- Touch football
- Ultimate frisbee
- Water basketball
- Water polo
- Water volleyball
- Ab Toning
- Aerobic dance
- Fun Runs
- General exercise
- Home Run Derby
- Modern dance
- Physical conditioning
- with weights
- Step aerobics
- Special Events
- Jog/Walk-a-thon (10k)
- Turkey Trot
- Tournaments: badminton, corecreational volleyball, Sunshine Tennis, Wrestling
- Whitewater rafting trip
- Sport Clubs
- Athletic Trainers
- Ice hockey
- Lacrosse (Men/Women)
- Roller Hockey
- Rugby (men/women)
- Ultimate Frisbee
Hofstra offers a variety of living environments geared toward meeting the diverse needs of students. Six of the residence halls are high-rises offering traditional, corridor-style environments. One of these residence halls, Bill of Rights Hall, is an all-female hall. There are also four suitestyle residence halls. The New Complex, the newest hall on campus, is a four-story building with two common area lounges and laundry facilities on each floor. Nassau and Suffolk are six-story buildings each containing a common area lounge on the main floor. Colonial Square is also a suite-style complex consisting of 14 individual houses. Each house has approximately 16 suites; students have the option of choosing suites with or without lounges. The Netherlands is similar to Colonial Square, with 11 houses total, six houses exclusively reserved for first-year students. Finally, Twin Oaks is an apartment complex with units housing between two and five students each. See Tuition and Fees section of this bulletin for residence rates.
Additional facilities in each residence hall include modern laundry facilities, state-of-the-art vending machines, kitchenettes, lounges and study areas. Some residence halls are equipped with recreational equipment including pool tables, ping pong tables or video games. Upgrades in technology now allow all students direct access to the Internet, including World Wide Web, e-mail, and news services from their residence hall room. Cable and telephone services are also available in all residential buildings to provide optimum service to resident students.
The residence life program promotes community development in each residence hall/complex. Each floor has a live-in resident assistant who is available as a resource and initiates activities and programs on the floor. These programs, facilitated on a regular basis, assist students in many areas including social, educational, and recreational.
The Resident Student Association (RSA) is governed by the resident students themselves. RSA manages a budget, organizes a wide range of social and cultural events throughout the year, and serves as advocate for the rights and concerns of resident students in matters involving the University.
For information on housing, write to the Residential Life Office located in 244 Student Center or call (516) 463-6930.
The Office of Student Activities has been designed to enhance the cocurricular life of the Hofstra community and help students become more involved. We encourage students to participate in the many clubs, organizations and campus events that Hofstra has to offer. It is our job to see that each and every student gets the most out of their college experience. We feel very strongly that the best way to become a well-rounded student is to get involved! Since Student Activities is based on this belief, we have done our best to make sure that there is something for everyone. There are hundreds of conferences, lectures, workshops, cultural programs, seminars, concerts, dance parties and socials that take place at Hofstra each semester. In addition, there are more than one hundred clubs and organizations on campus. With all that Hofstra offers, all you need is the motivation and desire to want to get involved. Through your involvement, you will not only enjoy your college experience, but you will develop invaluable leadership, organizational, and communication skills. The following is a list of all the clubs and organizations that are currently active:
- Cultural Clubs
- African Caribbean Society (ACS)
- African Peoples Organization (APO)
- Asian-American Organization (AAO)
- Cultural Italian American Organization (CIAO)
- Hellenic Society
- Hofstra Christian Fellowship
- Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA)
- Islamic Organization
- Organization of International Students (OIS)
- Protestant Community
- Spanish Club
- Creative Arts Clubs
- Hofstra Gospel Ensemble
- Hofstra Independent
- Music Organization
- Imani Dance Ensemble
- Masquerade Musical Theatre Co.
- Spectrum Players
- Media Clubs
- The Chronicle (newspaper)
- Font (literary magazine)
- Nexus (yearbook)
- Nonsense (humor magazine)
- Preprofessional Clubs
- Accounting Society
- Anthropology Club
- Associate of Professional Health Oriented Students (APHOS)
- Athletic Trainers Club
- Economics Association
- Financial Management Association
- Geology Club
- Hofstra Marketing Society
- Hofstra Prelaw Society
- Hofstra Tax Society
- Information Systems Association
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- National Association of Black Accountants
- National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Rube Goldberg Club
- Scabbard and Blade Army
- Officer Preprofessional Society
- Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Women in Communications
- Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES)
- Politically/Socially Active Clubs
- African Latino Fraternal Sororal Alliance (ALFSA)
- College Republicans of Hofstra University
- Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA)
- Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
- Young Democrats
- Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council (IFSC)
- Model UN Panhellenic Association
- Philosophy Club
- Political Affairs Club
- Students for Social and Ecological Justice
- Service Clubs
- Circle K
- Class of 2000-2004
- Entertainment Unlimited
- Hofstra Concerts
- Organization of Commuter Students (OCS)
- Student Government Association
- Students for Non-Alcoholic Programs (SNAP)
- Sports Clubs
- Hofstra Crew
- Hofstra Equestrian Team
- Hofstra Ice Hockey Team
- Men’s Rugby
- Table Tennis Club
- Alpha Epsilon Pi
- Alpha Kappa Psi
- Alpha Phi Alpha
- Crown and Lance
- Delta Sigma Phi
- Epsilon Sigma
- Kappa Sigma
- Malik Sigma Psi
- Manchester House
- Pershing Rifles
- Phi Iota Alpha
- Pi Delta Psi
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Sigma Alpha Mu
- Sigma Pi
- Tau Epsilon Phi
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Zeta Beta Tau
- Alpha Epsilon Phi
- Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Alpha Phi
- Alpha Theta Beta
- Delta Chi Delta
- Delta Phi Epsilon
- Omega Phi Beta
- Phi Epsilon
- Phi Sigma Sigma
- Sigma Delta Tau
- Sigma Gamma Rho
- Sigma Iota Alpha
- Sigma Sigma Sigma
Student Center: provides the facilities within which the cultural aspects of our academic-social community can develop. It is the focal point of campus community life. Here commuter and resident students meet for meals, socializing, and the business and pleasure of student government, publications, clubs, hobbies and a wide variety of special events.
In addition to dining halls, meeting rooms, the Rathskeller, Service Desk, Bookstore, Student Center Theater, a game room, a beauty parlor and several congenial lounge areas, the Center houses the following offices: Dean of Students, Office of Student Activities, Office of Residential Life, Office of International Students, Hofstra Cultural Center, Residential Computing, HofstraCard Services, Facilities Management, Office of Event Management, Office of Audio Visual Services, Conference Services, Scheduling, and the Chaplains Offices.
See Food Services and Hofstra USA entertainment center, in this section of the bulletin.
Office of Student Employment
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Students who are interested in working on campus while attending classes can take advantage of the large number of part-time jobs that are available throughout the University. The Office of Student Employment provides job information for undergraduate and graduate students.
This Office of Student Employment maintains a listing of positions. To apply for an on-campus job the student should visit the office located in the Human Resources Center for a referral. Jobs are also posted on the Hofstra Web site under “Job opportunities.”
For information regarding off-campus part-time employment or internships, please see the description for the Career Center.
Swim Center: the indoor Olympic-sized pool, occupies the South wing of the Physical Fitness Center. It includes four diving boards, two moveable bulkheads, which can divide the pool for separate activities and complete support facilities: locker rooms, showers, bleachers and offices. The pool also includes an underwater observation window, the most technologically advanced electronic timing system and accessibility for the handicapped. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities are available.
The University Tutorial Program is a unit of the Center for University Advisement designed to provide academic assistance to Hofstra’s undergraduate students. Individual and group tutoring is the focus of the program. Students enrolled in the program may request tutorial assistance during a semester for as many as three (3) courses. Students are entitled to a 1 1/2 hour tutoring session per course per week.
Beginning the third week of class, those interested in enrolling in the program may fill out an Application to Receive a Tutor, which can be obtained in the Center for University Advisement. Once a completed application has been received, an appropriate tutor is assigned. Tutors are assigned on a firstcome, first-served basis. The entire application process takes approximately one week. No new applications are accepted during the last month of the semester.
In addition to individual and group tutoring, several academic departments sponsor tutoring in a laboratory-type setting in conjunction with the University Tutorial Program. This arrangement provides students with yet another way to obtain academic assistance. No application is necessary to use these laboratories.
Students enrolled in the NOAH Program receive academic support services through the University Tutorial Program. These services include the assistance of English and reading specialists, as well as individual and group tutoring in all subjects. (A detailed description of the NOAH Program can be found by using the index in this Bulletin.)
The athletic component of the University Tutorial Program is administered by the Assistant Dean of Advisement for student athletes. Addressing the academic needs of Hofstra’s student-athletes and working in conjunction with the Athletic Department, this component includes academic advisement, the monitoring of degree progress, and the Study Hall Program.
Students requiring assistance and/or additional information may contact the University Tutorial Program in 101 Memorial Hall or call (516) 463-3500.
University Club: located in David S. Mack Hall, is a private membership club for members of the Hofstra community (faculty, staff, graduate students, alumni, friends and trustees). The Club offers excellent food, attractive and comfortable meeting and dining facilities as well as special events. The Club is also available on a contract basis for private social functions and business meetings. Located near the entrance to the North Campus.
University Technical Services
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University Technical Services: located in Butler Annex, is a division of Campus Life responsible for coordinating and approving, for standardization, the purchases of audio-visual and electronic equipment and the maintenance and repair of audio-visual equipment in use by both academic and nonacademic departments. The unit installs and repairs all security systems on campus and the interfacing of fire alarm systems to the Hofstra Information Center monitoring station. It designs, installs and repairs audio and video systems throughout the Hofstra community.
Wellness Center: (formerly the Health Center): confidential medical care is provided to Hofstra students at the Hofstra University Wellness Center. Health Services: all students are required to provide a physician’s medical history and physical examination which includes the New York state-required proof of immunization against measles (two injections), mumps and German measles. New York state also requires that you receive information concerning meningococcal meningitis and the available vaccine. Physicians and nurse practitioners are available on a daily basis and hours are posted. Women’s health as well as other services are available throughout the week. Nurses are available for emergencies and a physician is on call at all times. If hospital care is necessary, transportation to a local hospital is provided by public safety.
Medical treatment or evaluation is not part of a student’s Hofstra record.
During the summer months, the Wellness Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located on the North Campus, first floor of Republic Hall: (516) 463-6745.
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Advisement and Certification Office
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Advisement and Certification Office: advises graduate students regarding the latest program and New York state certification requirements for Early Childhood, Childhood, Adolescence and Special subject teachers, school counselors, school psychologists and administrators. In addition, this office is responsible for recommending students for certification to the New York State Education Department upon completion of Hofstra’s New York state-registered, NCATE-accredited education programs. Certification applications must be submitted to the Certification and Advisement Office during the semester in which students intend to graduate.
Applicants and employees of school districts must be fingerprinted and complete course work for training in school violence prevention, substance abuse, the identification of child abuse and maltreatment and fire and arson, before they can be considered for certification. The office is also prepared to answer any questions regarding interstate contracts and reciprocity if a student wishes to apply for out-of-state certification. This office is located in the School of Education and Allied Human Services, Hagedorn Hall, Suite 129, (516) 463- 5747.
Computer Center: located in McEwen Hall, the University Computer Center provides computing services to all sectors of the Hofstra community. The Center’s staff is committed to providing professional support for all computing activities on campus.
The Computer Center houses all of the University’s central computing resources, which support more than 7,500 computers in labs, faculty offices, residence halls, and administrative offices. Research computing is supported by a new 96 CPU, 200 Gigaflop, Linux Beowulf cluster, and a grid computing initiative is underway to provide other resources.
Student Computing Services provides software and hardware support for commuting and residential students. Additionally, Student Computing Services manages three conveniently located, open-access campus computer labs. These labs are staffed by trained assistants and are available to all students with a valid HofstraCard. Students use these labs for general use, completing class assignments and to increase their personal computer skills.
These labs provide students on campus with access to over 200 PC workstations. Hammer Lab is located on the first floor of the East Wing of the Axinn Library, and is open 24 hours a day; Weller Lab, located in the lower level of Weller Hall and Calkins Lab, located in Calkins Hall, are open extended hours.
In addition to the open-access labs, there are approximately 20 specialized computer labs with over 800 computers, which are managed by different departments across campus. These include the Fine Arts Lab (containing Macintosh G5s) in Calkins Hall with an extensive collection of multimedia and graphics software, and the Dionne Lab in McEwen Hall, a specialty lab featuring the most current PC multimedia software and hardware. C.V. Starr Hall, which opened in the fall of 2000, contains 15 technology-enriched classrooms with over 350 computers for instruction. Hagedorn Hall was completed in the fall of 2003 and features wireless access throughout, SmartBoard interactive whiteboards in every classroom, portable laptop labs and a state-of-the-art video conferencing facility as well as a PC computer lab. Wireless access is being deployed around the campus and there are now over 80 hotspots available.
Faculty Computing Support (FCS) maintains a large collection of software for student and faculty use. Major programming languages (C, C++, Java, Visual Studio, COBOL) are supported, as well as popular application software such as WordPerfect and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). FCS also offers software and support for multimedia programs, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere, and Macromedia Director, Flash, Fireworks and Dreamweaver, which are available in select labs.
In addition to serving as a call center for tech support, the Help Desk and Student Computing Services provide scheduled training seminars and one-on-one training sessions. The Help Desk is open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (summer hours are Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Saturday) and can be reached at ext. 3-7777.
For more information about training seminars for students, please contact Student Computing Services at ext. 3-6500 or by visiting www.hofstra.edu/scs. For faculty, contact Faculty Computing Support at ext. 3-6894 or via e-mail at FCSTraining@hofstra.edu , or contact the Help Desk at Training@hofstra.edu
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Language Laboratory: offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students of foreign languages, English as a Second Language (ESL) and students enrolled in Hofstra’s speech program.
Fifty audio monitoring stations are available for both placement tests and required laboratory work. Hofstra television, original version of foreign films and live foreign broadcasts are available in 18 audio, video and computer stations. A 32-seat instructional classroom, equipped with audio and overhead video monitors, is available for foreign language and ESL students. Computer-assisted instruction can be obtained through multi-media (CD-ROM: IBM and Macintosh) computer stations and software in the laboratory. Classrooms are available for both group work and tutoring sessions. Located in the Learning Technology Center, 213 Memorial Hall.
Libraries: Hofstra University Library collections are housed in five separate locations on campus. The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library on the south campus, our main library, houses circulating book and journal collections, the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library and the John W. Wydler Government Document Depository. The West Campus Library at 619 Fulton Avenue houses Technical Services and Special Collections. The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library is located in the Seryl and Charles Kushner Hall of the Law School. The Curriculum Materials Center is located in Hagedorn Hall. Media Services is located in Monroe Hall. The University Libraries collections include approximately 1.6 million volumes and extensive resources in non-print media. The libraries also provide extensive online resources on campus and off.
Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library: contains approximately 534,000 print volumes and provides online access to Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and other non-legal databases via a wireless network.
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library: print collections total approximately one million volumes. The circulating book collection is housed on six open-stack floors. The periodicals collection of some 4,000 titles is housed on the ground floor. Most current periodicals are available on open shelves and the remainder of the collection is in closed stacks, with paging service provided. Library holdings can be searched through LEXICAT, the online public catalog (lexicat.Hofstra.edu), and the library Web page (www.Hofstra.edu/Libraries) provides links to a wide range of online full-text and abstract/indexing databases. The University Library participates in the OCLC online network of 45,000 libraries in 84 countries, and the OCLC WorldCat database contains bibliographic and cataloging information about the holdings of all member libraries.
Hofstra Electronic Library: provides electronic access to 128 databases, 17,000 full-text journals, and 12,300 electronic books on campus and at home via the Internet. Among the online index and abstract databases available are: Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, Factiva, LegalTrac, MEDLINE, PAIS International, PsycINFO, ScienceDirect, ValueLine and WorldCat. Full text access is available for EBSCO, Factiva, Global Access (company annual reports and 10K’s), JSTOR, LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe, Newsday, the New York Times, Omnifile, Project Muse, ProQuest and PsycARTICLES.
Harold E. Yuker Reference Library: located within the Axinn Library contains a comprehensive reference collection of over 40,000 volumes. Additional reference services include interlibrary loan and electronic document delivery.
John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository: located on the second floor of Axinn Library, houses 619,054 items in hardcopy and microform, and 47,804 maps.
Curriculum Materials Center: in Hagedorn Hall provides a variety of print and non-print materials to students from the School of Education and Allied Human Services. The collection is shelved in open stacks to provide easy browsing access.
Media Services: in Monroe Hall provides faculty and students with audiovisual services supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 7,000 non-print items - including VHS, laser disc and DVD video programs, audiocassettes and CDs, and CD-ROMs - can be searched through LEXICAT. In-house facilities for use of these materials include individual carrels and small-group rooms equipped for use of all formats represented in the collection. A full range of audiovisual equipment can be delivered to most classrooms or checked out by students. Other services provided include overhead transparency and 35mm slide production, in-class audio-and video-taping, audio and video editing and duplication, and 16mm film-to-video transfer.
Special Collections: in the West Campus library includes three divisions, the University Archives, the Long Island Studies Institute, and the Rare Books and Manuscripts collection. None of the materials in these collections circulates.
University Archives: maintains the historical non- circulating records of Hofstra University. Official publications, audio and video tapes of events, and papers of selected members of the Hofstra community are available for research use within the Archives facility. The Archives maintains its own indexes, shelf lists and guides to the collections.
Long Island Studies Institute: houses significant collections for the study of Long Island’s history including books, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, maps, census records, and archival collections. In addition, the Institute conducts seminars and conferences, and publishes books and articles on various topics related to Long Island history. The institute is open to the general public as well as Hofstra students and faculty.
Rare Books and Manuscripts: collections include the art and history of the book, the history and teaching of reading, the rise of Nazi propaganda in Germany, and the avantgarde movement in art and literature.
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
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Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic: provides clinical services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing any type of relationship problem. The Marriage and Family Therapy model is one of empowerment that encourages persons to develop effective ways of achieving fulfilling and satisfying relationships. Issues are explored such as: parent/adolescent relationships, anxiety or depression stemming from relationship problems, sex therapy, family therapy with chronically ill family members, bereavement and many others. Groups are also available for men, women, adolescents, singles, divorce, remarriage, etc.
The Clinic provides low cost fees to enable all members of the Long Island Community to participate in the Clinic services.
The Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Marriage and Family Clinic is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.
Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling Clinic
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Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling Clinic: offers diagnostic, counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults and families exhibiting a wide variety of problems related to learning, job performance, personal adjustment, stress and family harmony. The Clinic is staffed by supervising psychologists and graduate students in the clinical and school psychology and school/community psychology doctoral programs.
Low cost fees enable the Clinic to provide important psychological services to the Long Island community.
The Roman Scholarship Fund has been established for counseling sessions for abused people of both sexes and all ages who are clients of the Abuse Center, a division of the Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling Clinic.
The Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.
Reading/Writing Learning Clinic
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Reading/Writing Learning Clinic: located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, provides child-friendly, familyfriendly professional reading and writing evaluations. The evaluation culminates with the development of a “biographic literacy profile,” which provides a detailed appraisal of a learner’s reading and writing strengths. The profile is useful for parents and teachers who wish to understand how a learner makes use of reading strategies and uses literacy to solve problems. The profile is also helpful when advocating for a learner is necessary in the education decision-making process. The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic also provides a variety of reading and writing courses designed to foster and support literacy growth and to build confidence in a learner’s reading and writing abilities. Services are provided directly by New York state-certified literacy specialists, for children, adolescents and adults. Graduate students serve as interns at the Clinic to fulfill practical requirements.
Special Education and Rehabilitation Center
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Special Education and Rehabilitation Center: an administrative unit within the areas of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, is concerned with research and special projects in rehabilitation counseling and in the education of children and adults with disabilities. Center activities include short term training institutes, consultations with schools and agencies in the community, research and demonstration projects.
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Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic: provides diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling and referral services to children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of speech, language communicative disorders. Comprehensive audiological evaluation, hearing-aid evaluation and aural rehabilitation programs are offered.
The services of the Clinic are available to Hofstra students, faculty, staff and to the community at large. Referrals by self, faculty or other professionals are accepted. The Clinic is staffed by certified professionals who provide direct supervision to graduate students fulfilling practical requirements.
The Clinic, located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 to 4 p.m.; some evenings until 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings. The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is fully accredited by the Professional Services Board of the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association.
Writing Center: administered by the Department of English and Freshman Composition, is located in room 208 Calkins Hall and offers free, one-on-one instruction concerning challenges such as writer’s block, essay organization, and revision. Tutors assist students working on critical essays or research papers for their courses as well as cover letters or personal statements for applications to graduate schools or employers. Rather than proofreading papers for students, tutors teach students to identify errors, edit, and revise their own writing. In this way, tutors work to produce better writers as well as better writing. Students enrolled in English Composition courses receive guidance from their instructors and, if they need additional help, can enroll in one-credit tutorials, such as English 1A or 2A. Consequently, although the Writing Center serves the entire Hofstra University community, tutors do not work with students on assignments for composition courses. For further information, please contact the Center by telephone at 463-5463 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)
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The Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC) is an internationally renowned organization which includes a Conference and Symposia Program, a Theater Program, a Music Program, the Hofstra Museum, and the publications of the proceedings of the Hofstra Cultural Center conferences and the scholarly journal Twentieth-Century Literature. The activities of each of these units augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University.
The Conference and Symposia Program develops educational programs related to the cultural and interdisciplinary experience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and international scholars; plans and coordinates conferences in the fields of the humanities, business, law and the sciences to promote the University as an international arena of scholarly thought and to foster Long Island as a cultural entity. The Center sponsored more than 100 conferences and has won international recognition for its Women Writers’ Conferences and for its Presidential Conference Series, which started in 1982 with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial Conference, continued thereafter, with conferences on Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush. A regular series of conferences on popular culture personalities have also been included with conferences on Babe Ruth, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and George Gershwin. Most recently, conferences have focused on Primo Levi, Sacco and Vanzetti, the Broadway musical and the films of Jean Cocteau. Forthcoming conferences include Don Quixote, F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Jefferson Clinton.
The Theater Program of the Hofstra Cultural Center was founded in 1985, and offers a series of performances during the fall and spring semesters, often designed to augment conferences organized under the auspices of the Conference and Symposia Program. Casts may include students, faculty, members of the administration, alumni as well as performers from the local community and professional guest artists. The Theater Program also includes Hofstra USA Productions, founded in 1983.
The Music Program of the Hofstra Cultural Center includes The International Concert Series and special musical events in conjunction with conferences and symposia. The Hofstra Cultural Center arranges concerts on campus and has developed exciting working relationships with the Consulates of Austria, Germany, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, France, Russia and many other countries. Musicians from these countries perform on campus as part of the International Concert Series.
The Conference and Symposia Program, the Theater Program and the Music Program maintain offices in the Student Center.
The Hofstra Museum includes three dedicated indoor exhibition spaces and the outdoor sculpture on Hofstra’s north and south campus areas. It has been honored with accreditation by the American Association of Museums for maintaining the highest standards in Hofstra’s continuing effort for excellence in art and artistic endeavors. The Hofstra Museum collection of more than 4,000 objects is one of the most valuable at a university in the greater New York area and contains major works of art, specializing in modern European and American painting, sculpture, photographs and prints as well as Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art. The Museum is responsible for over 65 pieces of outdoor sculpture in various locations throughout the 240 acre campus. Walking tour maps can be found in the galleries. The Museum coordinates about 12 exhibitions annually and provides occasional special lectures and accompanying programs. When possible, the Museum coordinates exhibitions to receive educational support through the Conference and Symposia Program.
The dedicated exhibition areas of the Hofstra Museum include the Emily Lowe Gallery; the David Filderman Gallery and the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall.
David Filderman Gallery (Axinn Library, Ninth floor) presents exhibitions often related to University conferences, seminars, lectures and courses. Exhibitions contain works from the Axinn Library, from holdings of other institutions and individuals and from the Museum’s permanent collections. Hours: Monday though Friday, 9 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Emily Lowe Gallery (Lowe Hall) offers a wide variety of programs in the visual arts which deal with contemporary and historical issues. Each academic year, major temporary exhibitions serve the educational programs of the University. The Gallery also houses the permanent art collection. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and during exhibitions, the Gallery is open on Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Summer hours, when exhibits are being held (June-August): Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The main offices of the museum are housed in Emily Lowe Gallery; Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Axinn Library, houses exhibitions from the University’s art collection and other sources. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
The Long Island Studies Institute, in addition to its research collections, sponsors workshops, meetings, conferences and publications pertaining to Long Island and its heritage.
Twentieth-Century Literature is a scholarly and critical journal entering its forty-sixth year of publication. It is published four times a year and includes articles on all aspects of modern and contemporary literature, including articles in English on writers in other languages. Edited at Hofstra, the journal publishes the works of scholars throughout the United States and abroad. Each year the Andrew J. Kappel Twentieth- Century Literature prize of $500 is awarded for the outstanding essay submitted to the journal.
Institute of the Arts
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Institute of the Arts provides broad cultural programs for the benefit of University and community audiences. The Institute supports interdisciplinary programs that relate to and serve the creative and performing arts.
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Musical Organizations: all musically qualified students are invited to join the musical organizations on campus: University Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, University Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the Chamber Singers. Details regarding auditions, rehearsal schedules, etc., are available from the Music Department. Semester-hour credit is optional and available up to a maximum of 6 semester hours on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. (See Programs section of this bulletin.) Credit for Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Opera Theater and the Chamber Singers is earned through Music 20, Ensemble.
Music Listening Room
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A collection of approximately 4,500 cataloged recordings available for listening in 103 Emily Lowe Hall, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 to 4 p.m.
Radio Hofstra University, broadcasts 30 miles in all directions to much of Long Island and New York City as well as to parts of Connecticut and New Jersey. WRHU’s federally licensed frequency is 88.7 FM with a power of 470 watts. The station’s community radio programming has 31 distinct formats, is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reaches a potential audience of three to four million people. One format is a special news and information program “Hofstra’s Morning Wake-up Call,” 7 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, targeted primarily for the University’s students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
With the exception of four professional administrators, and certain community volunteer specialty show producers, the station is student-staffed and operated. WRHU is an integral part of the School of Communication and the station’s new digital quality broadcast facility is also used for academic work and professional recording projects, for which qualified students can receive stipends. The station offers a free noncredit course in audio-engineering, announcing, and production to students who are selected through an interview process. Regular work at WRHU is recommended as one of the most effective methods of learning the business of radio broadcasting and audio production since it offers a practicum not generally available in regular academic classroom learning. WRHU has an operating staff of approximately 120 people.
The WRHU Radio Alumni also offer station participants financial and job-related assistance through The Jeffrey C. Kraus Radio Scholarship Fund.