A digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty/Staff in the News

Here’s How To Fund A College Scholarship

July 19, 2016 | Fortune

Vice President for University Advancement Christian P. Vaupel discusses starting and funding a college scholarship.


Liberal Online Daters Less Willing to Fall in Love With Conservatives

July 19, 2016 | Bloomberg Politics

Professor Lawrence Josephs explains why politics is playing an increasingly important role in many Americans’ search for a mate and how research in evolutionary psychology may play a role.


Campus News

July 19, 2016 | Campus News

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Kristen E. Capezza on the college application process and tips for students who choose to apply over the summer months.


CityViews: More Childcare Rules Could Cause More Harm Than Good

July 20, 2016 | City Limits

Professor Elizabeth Palley on how to improve the quality of care provided by family care providers throughout the state and her concerns rigid regulatory requirements could cause more harm than good.   

University in the News

Women’s Choice Award

July 19, 2016 | Women’s Choice Award

Adelphi has earned the 2016-2017 Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Best Colleges by ranking in the top 300 of approximately 1,500 eligible colleges and universities nationwide.


Can Training Programs Help Improve Police-Community Relations?

July 20, 2016 | The Atlantic

Social psychologist Delores Jones-Brown participated in an Adelphi project to help improve police-community relations.


Alumni in the News

COLLEGIATE SWIMMING: SUNY New Paltz names head coach

July 19, 2016 | Daily Freeman Sports

SUNY New Paltz recently named Adelphi alumnus Tom Eickelberg as its head men’s and women’s swimming coach. He began his coaching career in 2011 as an assistant at his alma mater, Adelphi University.


Exceptional Oncologist and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Adelphi University and the University of Rochester Philip Konits, MD, FACP, will be presented in The Leading Physicians of the World

July 19, 2016 | Digital Journal

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome alumnus Philip Konits, MD, FACP, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World.


Dot Richardson has taken advantage of opportunities

July 19, 2016 | Billings Gazette

Alumna Dot Richardson, an Olympic softball champion, was named the torch bearer for Montana’s 2016 Big Sky State Games.


Ringler Announces New Settlement Consultant Dennis Alonso

July 19, 2016 | PR Newswire

Alumnus Dennis Alonso will join Ringler Associates Incorporated, the largest company of structured settlement advisors in the United States.


New park district assistant superintendent reunites with former boss

July 19, 2016 | The Island Now

Alumnus Anthony DiDomenico was named assistant superintendent of the Great Neck Park District. He graduated from Adelphi University with a physical education degree.



July 19, 2016 | American Laundry News

Laundrylux hired alumnus Robert Tudisco as its new vice president of technical care and training. He has a master of business administration from Adelphi University.


NYSEA’s Surf Week kicks off

July 19, 2016 | Long Island Herald

Athletes from Camp Abilities Long Island, founded by adjunct and alumna Lisa Innella Santos, experienced the seventh annual New York Surf Week.


Women of Distinction Magazine Selects Melanie S. Weiss, RNC-MNN as a Distinguished Professional in Her Field

July 19, 2016 | Digital Journal

Alumna Melanie S. Weiss, a registered nurse for Katz Women’s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Part of Northwell Health) has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Melanie S. Weiss will be featured in an upcoming edition of Top 10 in Health and Wellness in 2016.


Siblings Take Top Spots At Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon

July 19, 2016 |

Brother and sister Tom and Betsy Eickelberg were the top male and female finishers at the 21st annual Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon.

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College Present IN PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

July 20, 2016 | Broadway World

Adelphi alumna Melissa Riker’s IN PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY, which was originally preformed at University’s Ephemeral Festival, will be featured at John Jay College on July 27 and 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.


Jeannette M. Feminella dies; elementary school principal was 55

July 20, 2016 | Newsday

Alumna Jeannette M. Feminella, longtime educator and principal of Commack Road Elementary School in Islip passed away of cancer at the age of 55.

Athletics in the News

Purdie Jr. Playing For Dad (Again) and Country at U19s

July 19, 2016 | Lacrosse Magazine

How Adelphi men’s lacrosse head coach Gordon Purdie prepared his son Gordon Purdie, Jr. for championship play and more.


WATCH: Brad Miller Lookalike Lights Up Dyckman Park

July 20, 2016 | Slam

Adelphi basketball player Manny Suarez’s athletic ability lauded, he transferred from Fordham to Adelphi last year and has seen improvements in his basketball skills since.

University Arts in the News

Heidi Blickenstaff to Bring ‘SING HAPPY’ to Long Island Musical Theatre Festival

July 19, 2016 | Broadway World

Long Island Musical Theatre Festival presents: Sing Happy: The Music of Kander and Ebb with Heidi Blickenstaff, which is a tribute to John Kander and Fred Ebb, the legendary Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy-award winning songwriting team whose Broadway shows include Cabaret and Chicago, at AUPAC on Friday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.


Hollywood tunes

July 22, 2016 | Long Island Herald

Enjoy those moving songs from Broadway’s blockbuster “Phantom of the Opera,” with the Phantom Trio. Jeremy Stolle, Jennifer Hope Wills and Jeremy Hays — all who have appeared in leading roles in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-hit — have come together to perform at Adelphi University on Sunday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m.


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