The Student Connection

Issue 81, June 25, 2015

Muslim woman praying at Ramadan

SUNY Empire State College Student Featured in Newsday Instagram Project about Ramadan

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos ‘10, graduate student, SUNY Empire State College

The month of Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims around the world. Observers fast for 29-30 days according to the lunar calendar. Fasters eat a special pre-dawn meal known as suhoor. Then they refrain from eating and drinking until after sunset, when they partake in a special break-fast meal known as iftar. ... MORE

Current News

Optimize Your Summer

It’s summer! Maybe you want to go outside and play in the sun and have fun in the pool, but consider some ways to optimize your education, too. Check out these suggestions to make the most of your summer ... MORE

Tom Mackey Named Vice Provost for Academic Programs

Thomas Mackey has been named vice provost for academic programs, effective Monday, June 22. Mackey has served in the role of interim vice provost for the past several months taking on the leadership role ... MORE

MBA Students Explore the "Real World" of Ethics with Guest Speakers

Students in the MBA program's Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility elective are exploring the "real world of ethical decision making" with a series of guest speakers this semester. ... MORE

Creative Corner


At Amsterdam House there is an old woman, a resident of the ward. ... MORE

My Radio

Photograph by Daryl Tilman, student, SUNY Empire State College ... MORE

Social Corner

Alumni Jared Eckler '02 and Jennifer Senich '11 Named to "40 Under 40" Roster by Albany Business Review

Two Empire State College alumni, Jared Eckler ’02 and Jennifer Senich ’11 ... MORE

Operation Adopt a Soldier - Packing Party

The college’s commitment to veteran scholars extends to considering ... MORE

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Did You Know

The June issue of Empire State College's Student Health 101  features six ways to fix motivation fails.