SUNY Empire Connects

Every week, SUNY Empire Connects offers a collection of live, virtual programs offering a variety of experiences for students. Topics include employment searches, academic and family-friendly study skills workshops, health and wellness activities for all ages, arts and culture explorations, opportunities for student-to-student connections, drop-in hours with departments across the college, and so much more.

SUNY Empire Connects has grown into a student engagement platform in addition to a way for students to build connections with other SUNY Empire students. The SUNY Empire Connects schedule is released every Sunday, by email and on the college website. Each event is designed to support, engage, and connect with you.

Sessions are for the week of Monday, April 12th - Sunday, April 18th.

Monday Sessions

Whole Health Living Community Cafés: Bloom Where You Are Planted (pre-registration required)

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Whole Health Living Community Committee

Registration Link

To “bloom where you are planted" means to make the most of your talents and gifts — regardless of circumstances — and use them to your benefit and the benefit of those around you. This session will feature a special guest presentation on local planting in New York State. Whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural area, and wherever your feet touch ground in NYS, you will be able to explore how you can include local plants in your own self-care rituals. We invite you to bring an object from the natural world that you can share on-screen with the group (think earth, fire, water, space, and air). We look forward to celebrating spring with you!

 

 

 

 

Avoiding Plagiarism: Summarizing and Paraphrasing Source Material

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Darlene Hapka, Academic Support

Session Link

This workshop helps you learn how to integrate source material into your papers and avoid plagiarism.  We'll provide tips for summarizing and paraphrasing effectively with less effort!

 

 

 

 

SUNY Empire E-Sports Live Stream on Twitch - Overwatch

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Watch Now

SUNY Empire State College is proud to offer a collegiate esports program open to all students! Join the live Twitch channel to view the SUNY Overwatch Team take on their competitors.

 

 

 

Tuesday Sessions

Statistics: Inferring Population Means

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Anne McDonough, Academic Support

Session Link

Statistics workshops provide conceptual and problem-solving support to statistics students.  One-hour sessions include demonstrations and time for questions, when students might work with staff and each other to build skills, understanding, and confidence.  Each week the topic varies, and demonstration problems are selected to address the course schedule for the online Statistics course (MATH-1065), but any statistics student might attend and ask questions.

 

SUNY Empire E-Sports Live Stream on Twitch - Rocket League

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Watch Now

SUNY Empire State College is proud to offer a collegiate esports program open to all students! Join the live Twitch channel to view the SUNY Rocket League Team take on their competitors.

 

 

 

Wednesday Sessions

Stretch and Flex Chair Yoga

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Eileen Angelini, Associate Dean, School for Graduate Studies, and a Certified Advanced Exercise Instructor 

Session Link

This session will provide an introduction to the foundations of utilizing your office surroundings to incorporate movement into our daily lives. Flex and Stretch Chair Yoga helps release tension and build muscle strength while incorporating some elements of Pilates that target core muscles and improve posture. 

Advanced MS Excel

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Harold Lamson, Academic Support

Session Link

Advanced MS Excel Skills including: Using Range Names, Using SUMIF, Creating a Drop-down List, Using Data Validation, and Linking Formulas on Different Sheets and Files.

Craft and Chat: Drop-In Session

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Michele Clemente, student

Session Link

Let's work on our hobbies and get to know some other students at the same time! All hobbies welcome: crochet, knit, woodcarving, painting, drawing, and anything else you can think of. Feel free to bring whatever you’re currently working or use this to get inspired to start something new.

SUNY Empire E-Sports Live Stream on Twitch - Call of Duty

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Watch Now

SUNY Empire State College is proud to offer a collegiate esports program open to all students! Join the live Twitch channel to view the SUNY Call of Duty Team take on their competitors.

 

 

 

Thursday Sessions

Getting Centered with Meditation and Mindfulness  

Time: 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Facilitator: Bhuwan Onta, Assessment Specialist, SUNY Empire

Session Link

This session will introduce participants to meditation and mindfulness. It will explore the benefits of deep breathing before sitting in for meditation. Participants will learn how to prepare and practice various meditation techniques. So, get ready to untangle your mind and relax.  

Thursday Evening Connects Study Time: A Moderated Study Session

Time: Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Barry Ackerman, SUNY Empire Peer Tutor

Session Link

You don’t have to study alone.

Join us and use this time to get your own coursework done!

Hop on this session, spend a few minutes chatting with your peers, setting goals for what you want to accomplish during the session, then turn off your camera and microphone and it is your time to get your own work done.

At the end of the session, regroup with the moderator and your peers and share your progress and thoughts.

This is a great way to get your work done and know you are in good company as we begin the semester.

A Peer Tutor moderator is available throughout the session in case you have questions or would like support.

See you there!

 

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination

Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Jill Holland, Academic Support

Session Link

This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination.

SUNY Empire E-Sports Live Stream on Twitch - Fortnite

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Watch Now

SUNY Empire State College is proud to offer a collegiate esports program open to all students! Join the live Twitch channel to view the ECAC Fortnite Team take on their competitors.

 

 

 

Friday Sessions

Statistics Workshop Series: Inferring Population Means

Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Dan Holz, Academic Support

Session Link

Statistics workshops provide conceptual and problem-solving support to statistics students. One-hour sessions include demonstrations and time for questions, when students might work with staff and each other to build skills, understanding, and confidence. Each week the topic varies, and demonstration problems are selected to address the course schedule for the online Statistics course (MATH-1065), but any statistics student might attend and ask questions.

 

SUNY Empire E-Sports Live Stream on Twitch - League of Legends

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Watch Now

SUNY Empire State College is proud to offer a collegiate esports program open to all students! Join the live Twitch channel to view the ECAC League of Legends Team take on their competitors.

 

 

 

Saturday and Sunday Sessions

Saturday Afternoon Connects Study Time: A Moderated Study Session

Time: Saturday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Barry Ackerman, SUNY Empire Peer Tutor

Session Link

You don’t have to study alone.

Join us and use this time to get your own coursework done!

Hop on this session, spend a few minutes chatting with your peers, setting goals for what you want to accomplish during the session, then turn off your camera and microphone and it is your time to get your own work done.

At the end of the session, regroup with the moderator and your peers and share your progress and thoughts

This is a great way to get your work done and know you are in good company as we begin the semester.

A Peer Tutor moderator is available throughout the session in case you have questions or would like support.

See you there!

The session is for two hours from 1-3pm on Saturdays.

 

Sunday Morning Connects Study Time: A Moderated Study Session

Time: Sunday, 10:00-12:00 a.m.

Facilitator: Barry Ackerman, SUNY Empire Peer Tutor

Session Link

You don’t have to study alone.

Join us and use this time to get your own coursework done!

Hop on this session, spend a few minutes chatting with your peers, setting goals for what you want to accomplish during the session, then turn off your camera and microphone and it is your time to get your own work done.

At the end of the session, regroup with the moderator and your peers and share your progress and thoughts.

This is a great way to get your work done and know you are in good company as we begin the semester.

A Peer Tutor moderator is available throughout the session in case you have questions or would like support.

See you there!

The session is for two hours from 9-11am on Sundays.

 

Degree Planning Workshop: The Rationale Essay (pre-registration is required)

Time: Saturday, April 17th, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Various

Registration Link

This workshop will help clarify the essay and the writing process. Students will learn what to include and what not to include in the essay as well as tips for writing and organizing the essay.

Saturday Afternoon Connects Study Time: A Moderated Study Session

Time: Saturday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Barry Ackerman, SUNY Empire Peer Tutor

Session Link

You don’t have to study alone.

Join us and use this time to get your own coursework done!

Hop on this session, spend a few minutes chatting with your peers, setting goals for what you want to accomplish during the session, then turn off your camera and microphone and it is your time to get your own work done.

At the end of the session, regroup with the moderator and your peers and share your progress and thoughts

This is a great way to get your work done and know you are in good company as we begin the semester.

A Peer Tutor moderator is available throughout the session in case you have questions or would like support.

See you there!

The session is for two hours from 1-3pm on Saturdays.

 

Sunday Morning Connects Study Time: A Moderated Study Session

Time: Sunday, 10:00-12:00 a.m.

Facilitator: Barry Ackerman, SUNY Empire Peer Tutor

Session Link

You don’t have to study alone.

Join us and use this time to get your own coursework done!

Hop on this session, spend a few minutes chatting with your peers, setting goals for what you want to accomplish during the session, then turn off your camera and microphone and it is your time to get your own work done.

At the end of the session, regroup with the moderator and your peers and share your progress and thoughts.

This is a great way to get your work done and know you are in good company as we begin the semester.

A Peer Tutor moderator is available throughout the session in case you have questions or would like support.

See you there!

The session is for two hours from 9-11am on Sundays.