SUNY Empire State College Announces Hire of Dr. Mike Gillespie as Associate Dean

Posted October 9, 2012

Dr. Mike Gillespie has been named associate dean of SUNY Empire State College's Central New York Center in Syracuse. He will oversee student and academic support services and faculty development initiatives, as well as assist in the overall management of the center’s seven academic sites throughout Central New York. ... MORE

Mentor Carol Yeager Talks to The New York Times about VizMath

Posted September 20, 2012

Written by national higher education reporter Tamar Lewin, Online Mentors to Guide Women Into the Sciences highlights mentoring in a MOOC environment. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College to Host Presidential Expert Panel and Political Exhibit

Posted September 19, 2012

“Why Vote: Poster, Politics, and Propaganda,” an exhibit in honor of the presidential election year, will open on Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m., at SUNY Empire State College, 6333 State Route 298, East Syracuse. The evening includes a panel discussion focussing on presidential elections, campaigning and messaging, which will precede the reception for the exhibit. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College in Syracuse Hosts Leadership Conference

Posted September 12, 2012

SUNY Empire State College in Syracuse hosted the Leadership Tools for Women Conference, "Creating the Right Mentoring Environment for You," last month. The conference was supported in part by an Empire State College Foundation Community Outreach Grant. Roz Dow, assistant professor of business at the Utica Unit, and Lee Riddell, director of the SUNY Leadership Institute, served as co-chairs for the conference. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College and Russian Partnership Under Discussion

Posted August 14, 2012

The senior vice president of the Russian Presidential Academy and president of the Russian Association of Business Education, visited Empire State College in early August to discuss collaborations in online and blended learning ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College to Co-Sponsor Women in Leadership Conference

Posted July 12, 2012

SUNY Empire State College, in conjunction with the SUNY Leadership Institute, will host a Women in Leadership Conference on Aug. 24 at the college’s Central New York Center in Syracuse. The conference, “Leadership Tools for Women Conference: Creating the Right Mentoring Environment for You,” will focus on the development of sustainable mentoring relations. The event is part of the SUNY Leadership Tools for Women ... MORE

Dr. Robert Clougherty and Dr. Tai Arnold Appointed to New Posts

Posted July 5, 2012

Dr. Robert Clougherty Jr., dean of the School for Graduate Studies since 2007, has been named acting vice provost for research, innovation and open education. Dr. Tai Arnold, assistant vice president for academic program development, will become acting dean of the School for Graduate Studies. ... MORE

Dr. Shelley Dixon Named Acting Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted July 5, 2012

Dr. Shelley Dixon has been named acting assistant vice president for academic affairs, a position left vacant when Dr. Tai Arnold accepted the role of acting dean of the School for Graduate Studies. The appointment is effective as of Aug. 13. ... MORE

Amy Stock, assistant area coordinator and adjunct instructor of environmental studies for the Center for Distance Learning, has received a $10,000 TogetherGreen Fellowship Award from Toyota and the National Audubon Society for her work in conservation and environmental causes. The Saratoga Springs resident received the award after a competitive nationwide selection process.

Assistant Area Coordinator Amy Stock Receives $10,000 TogetherGreen Fellowship Award

Posted June 25, 2012

Amy Stock, assistant area coordinator and adjunct instructor of environmental studies for the Center for Distance Learning, has received a $10,000 TogetherGreen Fellowship Award from Toyota and the National Audubon Society for her work in conservation and environmental causes. The Saratoga Springs resident received the award after a competitive nationwide selection process. ... MORE

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Elaine Houston ‘09 Featured Cover Story in HERLIFE

Posted June 20, 2012

Elaine Houston ‘09 recently was featured on the cover of HERLIFE, a magazine dedicated to reporting the stories of inspirational women. A newscaster on WNYT/NewsChannel 13, Houston’s media career includes experience in radio and television. She joined WNYT in January 1990 as an education reporter and has covered events including tornadoes in Oklahoma and the Elian Gonzalez controversy in Cuba. ... MORE

Dr. Kathy Hairston Named Director of Academic Review

Posted June 6, 2012

Dr. Kathy Hairston has been named director of academic review for the Central New York region. In her role she will oversee degree-program auditing and prior-learning assessment. ... MORE

Craig Thornton Named Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Empire State College

Posted June 6, 2012

Craig Thornton, an award-winning playwright and graduate of NYU (BFA) and Goddard College (MFA), has been named artist-in-residence at SUNY Empire State College’s Central New York Center effective with the fall term. He will offer workshops and studies as part of the center’s Arts Learning Community. ... MORE

Associate Professor Ian Reifowitz Interviewed by Deutsche Presse-Agentur

Posted May 24, 2012

Associate Professor Ian Reifowitz was interviewed and quoted extensively in an article published by the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (the German equivalent of the Associated Press). ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College participates in 11th Annual Bike to Work Day

Posted May 21, 2012

Bike to Work Day, celebrating its 11th anniversary nationally, has drawn Empire State College participants for the last four years, said Sadie Ross, director of environmental sustainability. Seventeen people took part in the event this year, including President Alan Davis and Provost Meg Benke. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College at Fort Drum Featured on YNN

Posted May 16, 2012

"Soldiers can continue their education, thanks to Empire State College." That's the message in a piece recently aired on the Syracuse, Oswego and Auburn YNN station. ... MORE

Alumni Services Coordinator David R. White '05 to Present at SUNYCUAD

Posted May 8, 2012

David Regan White '05, coordinator of alumni services in the Office of Alumni and Student Relations, has been selected to present at the SUNYCUAD annual conference to be held in Syracuse in June. ... MORE

Associate Professor Phil Ortiz Blog for Huffington Post

Posted May 7, 2012

"Complex Problems Have Complex Solutions" is the title of the blog post that Associate Professor Phil Ortiz wrote for the Huffington Post on May 4, 2012. In this post he discusses climate change. He states that "none of us learned everything we needed to know in kindergarten." ... MORE

Phil Ortiz Featured on "IMPACT"

Posted May 3, 2012

Associate Professor Phil Ortiz, area coordinator of natural science for the college's distance-learning program, was interviewed on Open Stage Media's "IMPACT." He discusses SUNY Empire State College; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; and SUNY. ... MORE

Associate Professor Yvonne Murphy Interviewed on "The State Of Things," WUNC

Posted April 30, 2012

Associate Professor of the Arts Yvonne Murphy was interviewed on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC on May 1 during the station's daily live arts, news and culture show. An archived stream is available. ... MORE

Student Tom Joyce and his Chatterbot Earn 4th Place in Chatterbox Challenge

Posted April 25, 2012

Tom Joyce, a science, math and technology major studying through the college’s distance-learning program, and his robot, Vira, at left, a downloadable chatterbot (a.k.a. “chatbot” or “bot,” a chatterbot is a robot designed to simulate small talk and answer simple questions), earned him a top spot among robot masters in the prestigious international competition, Chatterbox Challenge 2012. ... MORE

Safety and Security Staffer Thomas Winterstein Publishes "The Making of a Safe Driver"

Posted April 11, 2012

"The Making of a Safe Driver," a comprehensive guide for teaching teenagers and others to drive, has been published for iPad by Thomas Winterstein, senior staff assistant with the college’s Office of Safety and Security, and his son David Winterstein, a technology-business professional who contributed the graphics to the book. ... MORE

Dr. Audeliz Matias

Assistant Professor Audeliz Matias Appointed to Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc.

Posted April 11, 2012

Assistant Professor Audeliz Matias has been appointed executive director of the Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc., a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the Hispanic-Latino community in New York state. ... MORE

Faculty Member Eric Zencey Attends High-Level Meeting at the U.N.

Posted April 11, 2012

International Programs mentor Eric Zencey was part of an international group of experts who attended an invitation-only, high-level meeting at the United Nations dedicated to planning a global initiative to transform the world economy. ... MORE

Empire State College President Alan R. Davis

Military Advanced Education University Corner Q and A: President Alan Davis Interviewed in Magazine

Posted April 11, 2012

President Alan R. Davis was featured in a Q and A in Military Advanced Education, talking about Empire State College’s relationship with service members and veterans and their families. The interview was the magazine’s May 2012 “University Corner” column. ... MORE

Metropolitan Mentor David Fullard Recognized at Black History Month Event at Monroe College

Posted April 2, 2012

David Fullard, a mentor with the Metropolitan Center, was recently recognized by the School of Criminal Justice and Office of Career Advancement at Monroe College, with a Celebration of History award. He was one of nine people active in the justice system, politics or human services given an award as part of that college’s Black History Month observance, “Making History in Criminal Justice and Human Services.” ... MORE

Assistant Professor Kim Stote Awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant

Posted April 2, 2012

Assistant Professor Kim Stote, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College to Host “Sustaining Culture: A Regional Conversation”

Posted March 26, 2012

SUNY Empire State College will host “Sustaining Culture: A Regional Conversation,” a joint meeting of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association, the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Folklore Society and Folklorists in New England on May 22 and 23. ... MORE

CDL Mentor Himanee Gupta-Carlson Receives Research Fellowship from Wabash Center

Posted March 21, 2012

Dr. Himanee Gupta-Carlson, at left, faculty mentor and area coordinator of historical studies at the Center for Distance Learning, has been awarded a summer research fellowship from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology to complete her book manuscript “Muncie, India(na).” ... MORE

President Alan Davis and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Reed Coughlan look at the progress of the garden in Utica

Prof. Reed Coughlan Part of Group Receiving $48,475 to Create “One World Garden”

Posted March 22, 2012

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Reed Coughlan, a mentor for SUNY Empire State College in Utica who works with students of social theory, structure and change, is a member of a group that has received $48,475 to design a community green space. ... MORE

Center for International Programs Mentors Publish Paper in Prestigious Journal

Posted March 7, 2012

David Starr-Glass and Tanweer Ali, both mentors with International Programs in Prague, have had a paper published in the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. The paper stems from their experiences with students completing the Empire State College capstone project and subsequently participating in the Czech State Examination. ... MORE

College Adds New Degree Program in Public Affairs in Response to Climbing Demand for Experts in Crisis Management

Posted January 23, 2012

President Alan R. Davis has announced that the college has added a new degree program in public affairs. The program will prepare students for jobs and careers in public administration, health policy, journalism, urban studies, nonprofit management, political science, criminal justice, homeland security and more. ... MORE

Media Studies Mentor Cindy Conaway Appeared on on Jeopardy!

Posted January 17, 2012

Cindy Conaway, at left, assistant professor of media studies at the Northeast Center, appeared on ABC’s popular game show "Jeopardy!" Friday night (Jan. 13). ... MORE

See College Ad and Dean Mackey Comments in "Online Learning" Supplement in the New York Times

Posted January 11, 2012

Empire State College appeared in the New York Times in two locations last Sunday (Jan. 8). ... MORE

Long Island Center, Central New York Center and Genesee Valley Center Offer Sustainability Lectures

Posted January 11, 2012

The college will offer three public lectures featuring the topic of environmental sustainability this winter. Each lecture is co-sponsored by a regional community group and will begin with a networking reception. The lectures will be held at the Old Westbury Unit, Syracuse Center and Genesee Valley Center at Rochester. ... MORE

Alumnus Kenny Barron '78 and President Davis Interviewed on WGBO Jazz Program

Posted January 9, 2012

President Alan Davis and alumnus Kenny Barron ’78, a renowned jazz pianist will be on WBGO FM (Jazz88.3 FM) on Tuesday, Jan. 17. ... MORE

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