The Student Connection

...a student-run newsletter

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Smarthinking: 24/7 Academic Help in the Comfort of Your Home

By Aimee Woznick, Ph.D., director of academic support, Niagara Frontier Center

Are you up late writing a paper and can’t remember how to cite a web source? Struggling with your accounting homework, but can’t get in touch with your mentor? Applying for a job and need some advice on how to write the cover letter? ... MORE

Telecompaper: SUNY Joins Global STEM Alliance

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Cisco and the New York Academy of Sciences have announced two new partners, the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the State University of New York (SUNY), which will join The Global STEM Alliance. ... MORE

Dana Gliserman Kopans to Teach Special Topics in Literature Course on Vampires

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

A Special Topics in Literature course on vampires will be introduced in the January term by Center for Distance Learning mentor Dana Gliserman Kopans. Students will look at the vampire as a literary and cultural figure. Classics of the genre will be examined and students also will pursue their own interests. ... MORE

Other News

Smarthinking: 24/7 Academic Help in the Comfort of Your Home, By Aimee Woznick, Ph.D., director of academic support, Niagara Frontier Center

Telecompaper: SUNY Joins Global STEM Alliance, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Dana Gliserman Kopans to Teach Special Topics in Literature Course on Vampires, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Special Announcement

Empire State College will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, and on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2014. The college will be minimally staffed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 23 and 24, on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 26 and 27, and on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 30 and 31. Please check with your local center to find out if services for students will be available on those days.

Did You Know

Students can chat live with the Center for Distance Learning Office of Academic Support via Blackboard Collaborate. Click here for more information and a schedule of availability.

Student/Alumni Profile
Meet Nehme Frangie, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange