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Adelphi set sail for the first time on the
Long Island shore on Oct.17. Family Weekend
kicked off with a night filled with laughter, food
and families getting ready to have a good time as
they sailed off on the Freeport Princess boat.
This was the first year that Adelphi intro-
duced the dinner and dancing cruise that included
a DJ, bar and five-course meal. Family Weekend
also consisted of the Spirit Carnival, Midnight
Madness, athletic games and a lot of family bond-
ing.
“I thought it was really special to see par-
ents and students spending time with one anoth-
er,” said Kathleen Watchorn, Assistant to the Dean
of Student Affairs. “This is the first time we did it
and we had two large families, one that consisted
of 13 members and the other had nine members.”
Watchorn also mentioned that her favorite
part of the cruise was seeing the students and their
families dancing. “Each year, the Family Weekend
keeps growing and it includes activities that reach
all ages,” states Watchorn.
In this year’s Family Weekend, there was
a panther statue dedication in honor of Robert E.
Hartwell, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 18. Following the dedica-
tion, the day was packed with different activities that ranged from the
Parent’s Association Brunch and Annual Meeting to the announcement
of Adelphi’s King and Queen at the Spirit Carnival. In addition, fami-
lies had the luxury of attending
a Broadway show or religious
services and the receptions. The
Center for Recreation and Sports
was also opened for families from
ages three and older to use.
“Family Weekend is a really
good way to get families together
and it helps build the Adelphi
spirit,” said Donald Hanson, a
junior computer science major.
Students and their families
enjoyed the activities that were
included in the Spirit Carnival
such as the rides, food and a live
band. There were other activities
such as face painting for the kids,
carnival games and animals.
The DelphianVOLUME 70 ISSUE 3November 3, 2014 The Voice of the Students
Bonding and Fun Highlight
Family Weekend 2014
By Eileen Interiano
Photo courtesy of Adelphi CSI (Continued on page 3)
“It was better than I expected,” said Lillian Richardson, an Adel-
phi student’s parent. “I like the face painting and the rides.”
In the afternoon, students and parents gathered together as Presi-
dent Robert A. Scott announced this year’s king and queen, Lauren
Jacobson and Diego Martinez. The crowd gave a huge roar and cheered
the other contestants as well.
“It’s an indescribable feeling,” said Jacobson, a senior math
major. “I can’t thank my entire Adelphi community enough for always
supporting me to be a good friend and leader. I’m more than lucky to
consider it my home.”
The newly announced Adelphi queen shared that it was a bitter-
sweet moment for her as an undergraduate student, but that she is looking
forward to next year as a graduate student at Adelphi.
“I am so proud and excited that Lauren has found a true home to
grow at Adelphi,” said her mother, Loraine Jacobson. “Family Weekend
is a great day to spend with family and to share a little community with
Adelphi friends. I wouldn’t miss one ever.”
Martinez, a senior psychology major, said: “I feel really good, it’s
overwhelming because it’s one of the toughest competitions I had to face.
I knew everyone in the competition so well and choosing someone is a
tough choice. But overall I am happy and proud to be Adelphi’s king. “
Photo by Jessica Cooper
Page 2
A Word From the Editor
With Halloween in the rearview mirror, we’ve quickly found our-
selves in the home stretch of the fall 2014 semester. Before we know it,
we’ll be heading home for Thanksgiving to spend time with families,
and eventually, getting a lot of rest and relaxation over winter break. As
college students, we spend a lot of time away from our families because
of our studies, work and friendships, and these holiday breaks give us a
chance to remember how important family is in our lives.
Our campus community, however, is also a family. We came to-
gether to help one another during superstorm Sandy, and we still remem-
ber those devastating events two years later. The Adelphi University com-
munity assembled again for numerous events over the past few weeks.
Family Weekend, where the university opens its doors to welcome the
families of students and staff, was yet another success. We here at Adel-
phi got the chance to show our families and friends why we consider this
campus our second home. The Celebration of Survivorship and National
Coming Out Day highlighted those in our university family who displayed
courage and strength in overcoming breast cancer and in staying true to
themselves.
In addition, our campus family united against discrimination in
the latest lecture in the “Changing Nature of War and Peace” series, and
celebrated the most talented among us in the annual “Best of Broadway”
show. In athletics, the Panther family remembered the life of former di-
rector of athletics Robert E. Hartwell, who passed away earlier this year.
During Family Weekend, the Panther statue that guards the entrance to the
Center for Recreation and Sports was dedicated in his memory. Finally,
we welcomed the new members of both the men’s and women’s basketball
teams to our family during our annual Midnight Madness event, including
new men’s basketball head coach David Duke. You’ll find our exclusive
interview with him on page 15, and we hope that you welcome him to Gar-
den City by giving both basketball teams your support this season. (See
page 16 for the dates of their home openers.)
While we spend a lot of time away from home while at Adelphi,
we bond with our second family, our Panther family, during our time on
campus.
--Victoria Chiesa
Editor-in-Chief
Meet the
Delphian Staff:
Victoria Chiesa- Editor-in-Chief
Bryan Grilli - News Editor
Alexa Savino - Editorials Editor
Alexandra Wurglics - Features Editor
Amanda Mullen - Entertainment Editor
Jaclyn Binstock - Co-Sports Editor
Alexa Froccaro - Co-Sports Editor
Olivia Autry - Business Manager
Staff Writers:
Gabriela Briseno, David Cherman, Jessica Cooper,
Alia Danilo, Eileen Interiano, Brian Jennings, Kay-
la Kirby, Maylan Lamhut Studart, Jennifer Mc-
Nally, Olivia Nowokunski, Kevin Padilla, Michael
Parchinsky, Pietro Pisciotta, Jonathan Sclar, Leora
Waltuch
Production Artist:
Nicole Fusco
Liza Burby- Delphian Advisor
Volume 70, Issue 3
November 3, 2014
HOW TO REACH US
Main Office: 516-877-6935
E-mail: delphian@adelphi.edu
Earle Hall Media Center
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
ADVERTISING
For advertising rates, email us at delphian@adelphi.edu.
Get Social With Us:
Twitter: @the_Delphian
Facebook: The Delphian
adelphi-delphian.blogspot.com
Corrections: In our Oct. 13 issue, a paraphrased statement in “Breakfast
with Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice” was inadvertently cited as a
direct quote from LIMBA chair Ernesto Fazio.
In the article, “Lights, Camera Action...,” the quote from Thomas Camp-
bell should read “It is only limited to the imagination of the students and
professors that use it...”
page 3news
Adelphi Celebrates Breast Cancer “Thrivers”
By Gabriela Briseno
Adelphi hosted its annual Celebration of Survivorship on
Wednesday, Oct. 15, in honor of women and men who have overcome
breast cancer. The ceremony, which took place in the Ruth S. Harley Uni-
versity Center Ballroom, featured several panelists who recounted their
journeys and moved their audience with stories full of humor, sorrow and
hope.
The speakers, Tom Maligno, Katerina Dinas-Raptis, Siela A.
Bynoe and Narges Rothermel, shared their varying experiences with their
diagnoses, treatments and recoveries. Each had been labeled a survivor
for at least two years.
Rothermel is 36-year survivor. As she pushed through her recov-
ery, Rothermel said she coped through her writing. She shared one of her
many poems with the audience about how her illness gave her a new per-
spective on life. “Facing you has taught me how to live,” she explained,
“how to love.”
Maligno, Dinas-Raptis and Bynoe also had their own unique
stories to tell, each with their own ups and downs. However, rather than
highlight their suffering, the speakers aimed to inspire their audience
with their strength and perseverance. Although each story was different,
they all had common themes of faith, determination and the effectiveness
of support by family and friends. This year’s Celebration of Survivor-
ship aimed to uplift rather than depress, and the staff hopes to continue
this tradition in subsequent years. As she claimed in her poem “I Am a
Warrior,” Rothermel prefers to think of herself not as a survivor, but a
“thriver.”
Though many women who attend the event are breast cancer sur-
vivors and volunteers, the celebration is open to anyone who would like
to come. Along with the panel, the event also featured vendors selling
scarves, jewelry, raffle tickets and other products, with either the entirety
or a large sum of the profits going to breast cancer research.
The event was held by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer
Hotline and Support Program, which aims to aid people who have been
diagnosed with breast cancer and need emotional and medical support.
Lyn Dobrin, public relations manager for the program, elaborated
that the volunteers are always available to listen and provide hope with
their own similar experiences. “The hotline is staffed by women who
have had breast cancer,” she said. “So that if you called, and you’ve just
been diagnosed with breast cancer, you’re talking to a woman who’s a
survivor, and already, that gives you some kind of hope.”
The program also has support groups, counseling and educa-
tional forums, conferences and workshops for people in need, including
women, men, spouses, couples and family members of those dealing with
breast cancer. “Everyone matters,” Dobrin said. “Everyone has a story.”
For more information, and to view speeches from this year’s
event, visit breast-cancer.adelphi.edu.
The 2014 Celebration of Survivorship panel. From left: Narges Rothermel, Katerina
Dinas-Raptis, Hillary Rutter, Tom Maligno and Siela Bynoe. Photo courtesy of Lyn Dobrin.
Family Weekend 2014
(Continued from page 1)
Martinez shared that his favorite part of
Family Weekend was seeing everyone, and see-
ing familiar faces coming together for the rides
and food.
“It’s really upsetting,” said Martinez,
when asked his feelings regarding his final
Family Weekend. “I’ve gone to every Family
Weekend; it’s eye-opening to see how fast time
has gone, but I’ve enjoyed every second of it
and will be back next year.”
Family Weekend concluded with fami-
lies going to different Broadway shows and
religious services. It was a memorable weekend
that was fun for everyone.
“It was good, very family-like,” said
Amber Richardson, a freshman nursing major.
“The entertainment was great and there was a
lot of stuff to do for the kids.”
Photos by Jessica Cooper

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Family Weekend

  • 1. Adelphi set sail for the first time on the Long Island shore on Oct.17. Family Weekend kicked off with a night filled with laughter, food and families getting ready to have a good time as they sailed off on the Freeport Princess boat. This was the first year that Adelphi intro- duced the dinner and dancing cruise that included a DJ, bar and five-course meal. Family Weekend also consisted of the Spirit Carnival, Midnight Madness, athletic games and a lot of family bond- ing. “I thought it was really special to see par- ents and students spending time with one anoth- er,” said Kathleen Watchorn, Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs. “This is the first time we did it and we had two large families, one that consisted of 13 members and the other had nine members.” Watchorn also mentioned that her favorite part of the cruise was seeing the students and their families dancing. “Each year, the Family Weekend keeps growing and it includes activities that reach all ages,” states Watchorn. In this year’s Family Weekend, there was a panther statue dedication in honor of Robert E. Hartwell, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 18. Following the dedica- tion, the day was packed with different activities that ranged from the Parent’s Association Brunch and Annual Meeting to the announcement of Adelphi’s King and Queen at the Spirit Carnival. In addition, fami- lies had the luxury of attending a Broadway show or religious services and the receptions. The Center for Recreation and Sports was also opened for families from ages three and older to use. “Family Weekend is a really good way to get families together and it helps build the Adelphi spirit,” said Donald Hanson, a junior computer science major. Students and their families enjoyed the activities that were included in the Spirit Carnival such as the rides, food and a live band. There were other activities such as face painting for the kids, carnival games and animals. The DelphianVOLUME 70 ISSUE 3November 3, 2014 The Voice of the Students Bonding and Fun Highlight Family Weekend 2014 By Eileen Interiano Photo courtesy of Adelphi CSI (Continued on page 3) “It was better than I expected,” said Lillian Richardson, an Adel- phi student’s parent. “I like the face painting and the rides.” In the afternoon, students and parents gathered together as Presi- dent Robert A. Scott announced this year’s king and queen, Lauren Jacobson and Diego Martinez. The crowd gave a huge roar and cheered the other contestants as well. “It’s an indescribable feeling,” said Jacobson, a senior math major. “I can’t thank my entire Adelphi community enough for always supporting me to be a good friend and leader. I’m more than lucky to consider it my home.” The newly announced Adelphi queen shared that it was a bitter- sweet moment for her as an undergraduate student, but that she is looking forward to next year as a graduate student at Adelphi. “I am so proud and excited that Lauren has found a true home to grow at Adelphi,” said her mother, Loraine Jacobson. “Family Weekend is a great day to spend with family and to share a little community with Adelphi friends. I wouldn’t miss one ever.” Martinez, a senior psychology major, said: “I feel really good, it’s overwhelming because it’s one of the toughest competitions I had to face. I knew everyone in the competition so well and choosing someone is a tough choice. But overall I am happy and proud to be Adelphi’s king. “ Photo by Jessica Cooper
  • 2. Page 2 A Word From the Editor With Halloween in the rearview mirror, we’ve quickly found our- selves in the home stretch of the fall 2014 semester. Before we know it, we’ll be heading home for Thanksgiving to spend time with families, and eventually, getting a lot of rest and relaxation over winter break. As college students, we spend a lot of time away from our families because of our studies, work and friendships, and these holiday breaks give us a chance to remember how important family is in our lives. Our campus community, however, is also a family. We came to- gether to help one another during superstorm Sandy, and we still remem- ber those devastating events two years later. The Adelphi University com- munity assembled again for numerous events over the past few weeks. Family Weekend, where the university opens its doors to welcome the families of students and staff, was yet another success. We here at Adel- phi got the chance to show our families and friends why we consider this campus our second home. The Celebration of Survivorship and National Coming Out Day highlighted those in our university family who displayed courage and strength in overcoming breast cancer and in staying true to themselves. In addition, our campus family united against discrimination in the latest lecture in the “Changing Nature of War and Peace” series, and celebrated the most talented among us in the annual “Best of Broadway” show. In athletics, the Panther family remembered the life of former di- rector of athletics Robert E. Hartwell, who passed away earlier this year. During Family Weekend, the Panther statue that guards the entrance to the Center for Recreation and Sports was dedicated in his memory. Finally, we welcomed the new members of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams to our family during our annual Midnight Madness event, including new men’s basketball head coach David Duke. You’ll find our exclusive interview with him on page 15, and we hope that you welcome him to Gar- den City by giving both basketball teams your support this season. (See page 16 for the dates of their home openers.) While we spend a lot of time away from home while at Adelphi, we bond with our second family, our Panther family, during our time on campus. --Victoria Chiesa Editor-in-Chief Meet the Delphian Staff: Victoria Chiesa- Editor-in-Chief Bryan Grilli - News Editor Alexa Savino - Editorials Editor Alexandra Wurglics - Features Editor Amanda Mullen - Entertainment Editor Jaclyn Binstock - Co-Sports Editor Alexa Froccaro - Co-Sports Editor Olivia Autry - Business Manager Staff Writers: Gabriela Briseno, David Cherman, Jessica Cooper, Alia Danilo, Eileen Interiano, Brian Jennings, Kay- la Kirby, Maylan Lamhut Studart, Jennifer Mc- Nally, Olivia Nowokunski, Kevin Padilla, Michael Parchinsky, Pietro Pisciotta, Jonathan Sclar, Leora Waltuch Production Artist: Nicole Fusco Liza Burby- Delphian Advisor Volume 70, Issue 3 November 3, 2014 HOW TO REACH US Main Office: 516-877-6935 E-mail: delphian@adelphi.edu Earle Hall Media Center One South Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 ADVERTISING For advertising rates, email us at delphian@adelphi.edu. Get Social With Us: Twitter: @the_Delphian Facebook: The Delphian adelphi-delphian.blogspot.com Corrections: In our Oct. 13 issue, a paraphrased statement in “Breakfast with Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice” was inadvertently cited as a direct quote from LIMBA chair Ernesto Fazio. In the article, “Lights, Camera Action...,” the quote from Thomas Camp- bell should read “It is only limited to the imagination of the students and professors that use it...”
  • 3. page 3news Adelphi Celebrates Breast Cancer “Thrivers” By Gabriela Briseno Adelphi hosted its annual Celebration of Survivorship on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in honor of women and men who have overcome breast cancer. The ceremony, which took place in the Ruth S. Harley Uni- versity Center Ballroom, featured several panelists who recounted their journeys and moved their audience with stories full of humor, sorrow and hope. The speakers, Tom Maligno, Katerina Dinas-Raptis, Siela A. Bynoe and Narges Rothermel, shared their varying experiences with their diagnoses, treatments and recoveries. Each had been labeled a survivor for at least two years. Rothermel is 36-year survivor. As she pushed through her recov- ery, Rothermel said she coped through her writing. She shared one of her many poems with the audience about how her illness gave her a new per- spective on life. “Facing you has taught me how to live,” she explained, “how to love.” Maligno, Dinas-Raptis and Bynoe also had their own unique stories to tell, each with their own ups and downs. However, rather than highlight their suffering, the speakers aimed to inspire their audience with their strength and perseverance. Although each story was different, they all had common themes of faith, determination and the effectiveness of support by family and friends. This year’s Celebration of Survivor- ship aimed to uplift rather than depress, and the staff hopes to continue this tradition in subsequent years. As she claimed in her poem “I Am a Warrior,” Rothermel prefers to think of herself not as a survivor, but a “thriver.” Though many women who attend the event are breast cancer sur- vivors and volunteers, the celebration is open to anyone who would like to come. Along with the panel, the event also featured vendors selling scarves, jewelry, raffle tickets and other products, with either the entirety or a large sum of the profits going to breast cancer research. The event was held by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program, which aims to aid people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and need emotional and medical support. Lyn Dobrin, public relations manager for the program, elaborated that the volunteers are always available to listen and provide hope with their own similar experiences. “The hotline is staffed by women who have had breast cancer,” she said. “So that if you called, and you’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer, you’re talking to a woman who’s a survivor, and already, that gives you some kind of hope.” The program also has support groups, counseling and educa- tional forums, conferences and workshops for people in need, including women, men, spouses, couples and family members of those dealing with breast cancer. “Everyone matters,” Dobrin said. “Everyone has a story.” For more information, and to view speeches from this year’s event, visit breast-cancer.adelphi.edu. The 2014 Celebration of Survivorship panel. From left: Narges Rothermel, Katerina Dinas-Raptis, Hillary Rutter, Tom Maligno and Siela Bynoe. Photo courtesy of Lyn Dobrin. Family Weekend 2014 (Continued from page 1) Martinez shared that his favorite part of Family Weekend was seeing everyone, and see- ing familiar faces coming together for the rides and food. “It’s really upsetting,” said Martinez, when asked his feelings regarding his final Family Weekend. “I’ve gone to every Family Weekend; it’s eye-opening to see how fast time has gone, but I’ve enjoyed every second of it and will be back next year.” Family Weekend concluded with fami- lies going to different Broadway shows and religious services. It was a memorable weekend that was fun for everyone. “It was good, very family-like,” said Amber Richardson, a freshman nursing major. “The entertainment was great and there was a lot of stuff to do for the kids.” Photos by Jessica Cooper