Empire State College Magazines and Journals


Connections Fall 2013 cover with Merodie Hancock

The SUNY Empire State College magazine, tells the stories of the college’s remarkable alumni and students, and reports on timely, relevant higher education issues that impact us and our colleagues, students and alumni from other institutions of higher education.

Regular features include updates on alumni, a portfolio of their artistic and literary accomplishments, a profile of a member of the faculty and a roundup of news from around the college.

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Labor Writes

The annual magazine of the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, Labor Writes highlights the artistic creations of the apprentices of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No.3 and the United Association of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local No. 1.

Both union locals require and pay for apprentices to earn an associate degree through the college in order to prepare them for participation in the many facets of organized labor and construction trades.

As stated in the introduction of the first edition, “Labor Writes is intended as a vehicle for the expression of the hopes of some of the movement’s newest members. Labor Writes also aspires and empowers.”

The publication showcases the experience and ability of apprentices in these fields. More importantly, these publications serve to tell labor’s story to a wider audience through the students.

Metropolitan Review

The Metropolitan Review is a collegewide journal for student writing and artwork that is published each fall. The submission period is open from October to Jan. 15, each year. Submissions should be sent to Karyn.Pilgrim@esc.edu with the subject header 'Submission MR'.

All About Mentoring

A biannual publication of SUNY Empire State College, All About Mentoring provides opportunities for colleagues from across the college to share scholarly activities, to reflect on ideas and practices about teaching, learning and mentoring, and, prompted by essays, visual art, poetry, and reviews from in and outside of the college, to think about a range of issues, questions and experiences relevant to our common work.

Explorations in Adult Higher Education: An Occasional Paper Series

The college’s occasional paper series brings together the ideas, voices and multiple perspectives of those engaged in thinking about adult higher education today.  The goal is to critically examine our theories and practices, to provoke dialogue, and to imagine new possibilities of teaching and learning.

Revisiting Boyer: Exploring the Scholarly Work of Empire State College Faculty

Known to the college community informally as the Boyer Journal, Revisiting Boyer: Exploring the Scholarly Work of Empire State College Faculty, explores four “pillars” of scholarship as articulated by former United States Commission of Education and SUNY Chancellor Ernest L. Boyer: discovery, integration, application and teaching.

The college unveiled this special scholarly journal at its 2011 All College Conference in Saratoga Springs as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Boyer was a driving force behind the creation of the college in 1971 during his tenure as SUNY chancellor.

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