New Exhibit at the Neuberger Museum

The Neuberger Museum of Art has new exciting exhibitions on display.

Among them is the 13 years in the making Coney Night Maze installation, which gives the viewer an impression of a roller coaster mixed in with a labyrinth.

Other exhibitions include recent videos or photography from Israel, African sculptures, and selections from the permanent collection of the Neuberger museum.

The Neuberger is located on Purchase grounds by the Library and the Visual Arts building.

Entry is free for Purchase students.

For more information, click here



Professional Certificate Programs

Are you too busy to consistently attend morning or afternoon courses two times a week at a college?
Do you have a change of career choice in mind and wish to improve a specific skill?

If so, our professional certification programs may be for you.
It allows our students to take specific courses or get a certificate by completing all of the necessary courses for a program.

We have many evening courses available where you only have to attend the class once a week like Interior Design, Principles of Fundraising, and Life Drawing.

As of now, many non-credit options are still available. Click

For more information, check out the brochure at

Purchase College, SUNY Interior Design Instructor, Carol Kurth, to Speak at Leadership Breakfast for Women in Architecture


Carol J.W. Kurth, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal of Carol Kurth Architecture + Interior and Drafting and Rendering instructor for the Purchase College, SUNY Interior Design Professional Certificate Program ( will share stories from her 25-year professional career at the Leadership Breakfast for Women in Architecture.  Carol Kurth is a key figure in Westchester’s construction and real estate economy.  Her acclaimed and award-winning body of residential work is recognized for its elegant and imaginative integration of site, form, structure, and materials.  Carol’s passion for her work has enabled her to connect teaching, community, and the profession to transform lives “through the lens of design.”

When: 8 – 9 a.m. Friday, Feb., 22

Where: The Center for Architecture

Pre-Registered Cost:

Free for AIA Members with RSVP

$5 for Non-Members

At the Door:

$5 for AIA Members

$10 for Non-Members

Breakfast will be provided.

Organized by the AIANY Women in Ar

3 Professional Certificate Programs Available in November

With new technologies available and the rapidly changing market we live in today, it’s important to stay up to date.  Learn about some of the fastest growing and most innovative new marketing and financing techniques in these Professional Certificate Programs, available at Purchase College at the end of this month!

Stay ahead of the curve.  Enroll now!

(NEW!) Financial Management for Nonfinancial Professionals 

Understand what financial information is critical to your nonprofit organization, where to find this information, and how to report it. Learn how to access and analyze data to build the financial dashboard that is meaningful and reports progress to the board, other key stakeholders, and constituents. Select a nonprofit organization (in existence for at least three years) where you work or volunteer to use as a model for developing a financial dashboard.

HCE9076.10 / $199

HCE9076.11 / $175 (ADO Members, Purchase College employees and alumni)

Instructor: Christine Lent

Wed., 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Nov. 28-Dec. 12 (3 sessions)

Natural Sciences Bldg., Room 1064

To Tweet or not to Tweet? There is no question-savvy marketers need to stay on the cutting edge. There is no better way to dynamically connect with audiences than via Twitter. Learn how to tap into this amazing community of people from around the world to find out what they are thinking, feeling, and experiencing. Create and maintain your own Twitter account and messaging. Discover ways to engage the community, build your following, drive communications, and reinforce your brand.

Note: This course is hybrid (five additional class hours online). Please refer to

for details.

Prerequisite: CBU 9052

CBU9053.10 / $445

CBU9053.11 / $420 (Purchase College employees and alumni)

Instructor: Linda Solomon

Wed., 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Nov. 28-Dec. 19 (4 in-class sessions)

Library, Room 1004D

Search engine marketing (SEM) is an effective advertising strategy for increasing your online visibility. Through case studies, discussions, and hands-on practice, learn the fundamentals of organic and paid search, contextual listings, pay-per-click campaigns, and paid inclusion. Create and maintain your own Google and Facebook pay-per-click campaigns, build keyword lists, and optimize copy to drive conversions. Students will be required to fund a $40 advertising campaign on their own charge card.

Note: This course is hybrid (five additional class hours online). Please refer to

for details.

Prerequisite: CBU 9052

CBU9057.10 / $445

CBU9057.11 / $420 (Purchase College employees and alumni)

Instructor: Annmarie Gatti

Thurs., 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Nov. 29-Dec. 20 (4 in-class sessions)

Library, Room 1004D

Architect Carol Kurth’s Favorite Design Project

Carol Kurth, a Purchase College CE instructor, shared her favorite design project with the local magazine Westchester Home.  Kurth’s interview was part of a five part series by Nancy Claus called Interior Designer’s Favorite Design Projects.  Kurth chose a 1960’s Colonial which she converted to a more modern and spacious area.  She also worked to make the space more ecofriendly, as well as explaining that “The home was actually used as a backdrop for an HBO pilot about late-30-somethings with kids, so we know the spaces will definitely appeal to hip Westchester parents.”  The full story is available at Wechester Home’s website here

Nairn Friemann, Purchase College, SUNY Continuing Education Instructor, is Honored as RESA’s 2012 Professional Stager of the Year

Nairn Friemann, the instructor for the CSP™ Home Staging Certification as well as the CSP™ Elite Staging Seminar for Real Estate Professionals, was recently honored as the Real Estate Staging Association’s (RESA) Professional Stager of the Year! We are honored to have this exceptionally talented Certified Staging Professional and trainer as an instructor at Purchase. Ms. Friemann is the president of Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc., one of New York’s top home staging companies and has collaborated with agents and homeowners on the staging of over $600 million in sold real estate.

For more information about staging, check out her blog and CSP™’s weblog.

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5 Reasons Why Continuing Education is a Positive Career Step

For those of you with questions about why continuing education is important, check out this great article!

“Anyone wondering why they should pursue additional education to support their careers will discover the significance and benefits of adult education.”

Read more at Suite101: Five Reasons Why Continuing Education is a Positive Career Step |

Interior Design Students Visit Niermann Weeks at “What’s New What’s Next” in New York City

Interior Design Students Visit Niermann Weeks at “What’s New What’s Next” in New York City

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New York Times Knowledge Network

Purchase College offers Noncredit online courses through the New York Times Knowledge Network. These courses are taught by staff who work for the NY Times. Dates will be announced on the linked site above on September 1.

The three courses this year are – Theater and Global Change, which looks at how theater can be used to understand and interact with the changing world.  Second is California Wines: Napa Cabaret. This course is all about California wines and the differences of them. Finally, When Everything Changed looks at the change of women in America over the past 50 years.

For more information, visit the link.

by Adam Marciano