Behind Kingsborough’s Fish Tanks
Jun09

Behind Kingsborough’s Fish Tanks

The James C. Goetz Marine Aquarium within Kingsborough’s Marine Academic Center (The only CUNY college to host an aquarium) contains a 6550-gallon shark tank with 19 predators that are observed throughout the day. Observers can sit on two concrete benches in front of the glass to watch the fish swim by. Each fiscal year the aquarium is allotted between $2500 and $3000 between three vendors for food, stock and equipment/supplies. They...

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KCC Faculty Profile: Sylviane Baumflek
Apr10

KCC Faculty Profile: Sylviane Baumflek

Students await the sound of a rolling briefcase to hear if English Lecturer Sylviane Baumflek is on her way. Her short salt and mostly peppered hair paired with silver-rimmed glasses that have a pop of pink on the temples add to her bubbly personality. For someone who is so happy and ironically had the maiden Polish name ‘Zonenszajn,’ later Americanized to ‘Sunshine,’ Baumflek comes from a background that is contradictory to her...

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Inside ‘A Princess to Save Me’
Dec07

Inside ‘A Princess to Save Me’

Video games have been prominent within our society for decades, though as society comes closer to gender equality gaming isn’t only for or about men. One couple from Seattle created “A Princess to Save Me,” a video game designed to break the pattern of the typical storyline of a damsel in distress and a prince to rescue her. Sandra Lokishina, the mastermind of “A Princess to Save Me” alongside Aundrey Lokishina, her husband, moved to...

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KCC Culinary Students Take Home a Pair of Scholarships
Oct21

KCC Culinary Students Take Home a Pair of Scholarships

Two Kingsborough Community College culinary arts students were awarded a total of $5,000 each, towards a three-week intensive course and a nine-week internship at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Piedmont, Italy, from June to September 2016. Luciana Lamboy and Amr Mohamed found out they won two separate scholarships from the James Beard Foundation this past August. The first award, through the James Beard Foundation...

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KCC President Herzek: Fourth Place Not Good Enough
Oct07

KCC President Herzek: Fourth Place Not Good Enough

Kingsborough’s fourth-place finish in Community College Week’s study of “100 Top Associate’s Degree Producers” in the July 2013 issue is seen as a positive by Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek, but after his first year as President, he has loftier goals. He wants to be number one. By increasing graduation and retention rates and working closer with students, Herzek’s vision is a clear...

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