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News from Around the College, 2014

Members of the Black Male Initiative including Dexter Mead ‘14, Jay Marshall ’06, ’08, Assistant Prof. David Fullard, Keith Amparado ’88 and student Lawrence Johnson met with Assemblyman Herman D. “Denny” Farrell, standing at the center, at the assemblyman’s New York City Office. Photo/Assemblyman Farrell’s office

Black Male Initiative Students, Alumni and Faculty Meet with Assemblyman Farrell

Posted November 19, 2014

The Black Male Initiative offers programs and supports, including a scholarship, at-risk student outreach, peer coaching, support group meetings, career counseling and more. ... MORE

Tyrone Watson, an undergraduate student with the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, and O. Richards and Kristen LaBoy, undergraduate students learning with the college in Metropolitan New York City, took time to get to know Cristy Dwyer ’08, ’10 and ’12 after her keynote address.

Voices Poetry Group Members Meet Cristy Dwyer '08, '10, '13

Posted November 5, 2014

Members of Voices Poetry Group, one of the college’s student clubs, attended the 2014 Student Academic Conference and met with keynote speaker Cristy Dwyer '08, '10, '13. ... MORE

Hugo Dwyer '06, Cristy Dwyer '08, 10 and '13 with Mentors Meg Benke, Suzanne Benno and Roxanna Toma at the 2014 Student Academic Conference

Cristy Dwyer '08, '10, '13 Keynotes Student Academic Conference

Posted November 5, 2014

Cristy Dwyer, a classically trained pianist, had left the business after playing the music of Frank Zappa and working with the Rolling Stones. At the suggestion of a friend, she took an unpaid internship helping counsel individuals who suffered from alcohol and drug addiction. ... MORE

2014 - 2015 Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarships Announced

Posted October 23, 2014

Empire State College has announced the Morton Bahr Online Learning Scholarship recipients for the 2014-15 academic year. ... MORE

Immigrants: Reinventing América

Posted October 31, 2014

Empire State College presents “Immigrants: Reinventing América,” a multimedia exhibit showcasing the work of current students and alumni sharing their views, contributions and experiences in the making of a new América. ... MORE

Faculty Mentor Catherine Collins to Participate in Domestic Violence Panel

Posted September 19, 2014

Domestic Violence has taken center stage in recent days, as the National Football League has struggled with disclosures of its players’ alleged domestic abuse, including that of Adrian Peterson, star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, and of Ray Rice, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, and the video of his assault on his wife in a casino elevator. These events have sparked national discussion of the ongoing problem of domestic violence that affects 1.6 million women each year. ... MORE

To Change Everything We Need Everyone People's Climate March logo.

SUNY Empire State College Labor Center Students to Join the People’s Climate March

Posted September 17, 2014

People’s Climate March begins at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, in New York City. ... MORE

Letitia James, public advocate for New York City will join the faculty this fall and teach at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies.

Public Advocate Letitia James to Teach at SUNY Empire State College

Posted August 19, 2014

Letitia James will teach a section of students in labor and public affairs this fall. ... MORE

Reference Librarian Alison Dundy, HVACLS, Co-translates Book on Yanomani Shaman, Wins Prestigious Prize

Posted August 5, 2014

Alison Dundy, a reference librarian at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, has co-translated a book, "The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman," by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert, which has been published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Dundy and her co-translator, Nicholas Elliott, recently won the prestigious French-American Foundation translation award for their work on the English version of Kopenawa's words. ... MORE

Award-Winning Author Deborah Gregory '86 Honored at Empire State College Commencement in New York City

Posted July 15, 2014

The college recognized Deborah Gregory ’86, author of “The Cheetah Girls” book series, with the Distinguished Alumni Award at Empire State College's New York City Commencement. ... MORE

Front row left to right: Carlos M. Benitez, ’03, Nan L. Haynes, ’88, Dean Nan DiBello, Janet Falk, ’88, ’90, ’94
Back row left to right: Mark J. F. Schroeder, ’82, Lorraine E. Peeler, ’88, Dennis J. Richards, ’00, ’01, ’12, George K. Arthur, ‘77

Professor Lorraine Peeler '88 Has Passed Away

Posted July 3, 2014

Affectionately known as “Dr. Lo” to her students and in the faith community, she passed away Tuesday, July 1, after a long illness. ... MORE

Ingrid Kirton and Angelina Garner attended the health fair during the 2014 Student Wellness Retreat. Garner, a student from New York City, said the health fair helped to reduce her stress. Photo/Empire State College

Nearly 350 Attend the 2014 Student Wellness Retreat

Posted April 30, 2014

Smiles, greetings and good wishes for friends, colleagues and new acquaintances marked the event at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany. ... MORE

“Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners,” Co-authored by Tom Mackey, Trudi Jacobson

Posted April 21, 2014

Today’s learners communicate, create and share information using social media, blogs, wikis, mobile devices, virtual worlds and MOOCs. ... MORE

STTI Honor Society of Nursing, Tau Kappa Chapter, Welcomes the College

Posted April 21, 2014

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's mission is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. STTI welcomed SUNY Empire State College as a new member of its Tau Kappa chapter at a formal chapter charter amendment ceremony, held earlier this month. ... MORE

“The Future of STEM: Women and Minority Adult Students 2014 Conference”

Posted April 21, 2014

The purpose of the SUNY CID-funded grant and conference was to explore, analyze and examine opportunities for adult women and minorities, an underserved, nontraditional student population, to pursue and succeed in STEM fields. ... MORE

President Hancock, Ed Warzala, the college

Research Projects of Two Students Selected for “Innovation Exploration Forum”

Posted April 15, 2014

Undergraduate students from 47 City University of New York and State University of New York colleges and universities showcased more than 100 research projects across a broad range of academic disciplines as part of the “Innovation Exploration Forum.” ... MORE

Catherine Collins Wins Altes Prize

Posted April 15, 2014

Catherine Collins, of Buffalo, an associate professor with the college, has been selected as the recipient of the Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service, given by the college’s foundation. ... MORE

photo of Jim Hall

Hancock Inauguration Webinar Series Concludes; Recordings and Slides Available

Posted March 24, 2014

“Three Voices That Shape Our Vision: An Inauguration Celebration Webinar Series,” drew between 75 and 90 participants. ... MORE

photo of Elizabeth Minnich

Three Voices That Shape Our Vision, Open Webinar Series Speak to “Re-emergence,” the Inauguration Theme for Merodie A. Hancock

Posted March 18, 2014

The topic of the webinar is the quote from Aristotle, "All men by nature desire to know." ... MORE

Professor Susan Hollis

Tune in to Dialogues at Noon March 21 for “The Journey Continues: The Origins and Early Roles of Five Ancient Egyptian Goddesses”

Posted March 18, 2014

In this discussion, focusing on Neith, Hathor, Nut, Isis and Nephthys, Hollis will present new ideas about how several of these goddesses developed and the roles they played in the early history of Egypt. ... MORE

Mentor Toni Raiten D'Antonio

Faculty Mentor Toni Raiten-D'Antonio Exhibits Pen and Watercolor

Posted March 11, 2014

Her artwork is at the Mills Pond House, Smithtown, March 2-21. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College student and SUNYSA representative Lori Mould, left, joined SUNY Interim Provost Beth Bringsjord, SUNYSA President Tremayne Price and Pat Myers, director of collegewide student services, at the September 2013 SUNYSA meeting hosted by the college. Photo/Empire State College

Student Lori Mould Running for SUNY Student Assembly President

Posted March 11, 2014

Empire State College student Lori Mould is in the running for president of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York. ... MORE

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Michael Merrill Essay "On Our Marx" Published in Labor

Posted March 11, 2014

Michael Merrill's review essay, "On Our Marx," is featured in the spring 2014 issue of Labor, the official journal of the Labor and Working-Class History Association. ... MORE

Faculty Mentor Ivan Ivanov Co-edits Book on Cloud Computing and Services Science

Posted March 11, 2014

Springer has published, “Cloud Computing and Services Science,” co-edited by Mentor Ivan Ivanov. ... MORE

“Three Voices That Shape Our Vision”

Posted March 11, 2014

Jim Hall, founding president, will explore the quote from Ernest L. Boyer Sr., “Education is a seamless web: one level of learning relates to every other.” ... MORE

Inauguration Events Begin Today

Posted March 5, 2014

As part of the college’s celebratory events for the inauguration of Merodie Hancock, the first webinar in the three-part series, “Three Voices That Shape Our Vision” takes place Thursday, March 6, from 10-11 a.m. EST. ... MORE

Business, management and economics faculty Angela Titi Amayah, Sue Epstein, Julie Gedro and Sewon Kim presented the 2014 Academy of Human Resource Development ’s annual conference. Photo/provided by Julie Gedro

Five Business, Management and Economics Faculty Present at Academy of Human Resource Development 2014 Conference in the Americas in Houston

Posted March 3, 2014

SUNY Empire State College made its strongest showing ever at the Academy of Human Resource Development’s annual conference, with five faculty mentors representing four centers across the college, at the 2014 Conference in the Americas, earlier this month in Houston, Texas. ... MORE

The Council of College and Military Educators has recognized Bill Yaeger, military outreach specialist-Midwest region for the  SUNY Empire State College Office of Veteran and Military Education, with the President's Award, for making “a significant contribution that advanced the cause of military education.”

Military Outreach Specialist Bill Yaeger Honored

Posted March 3, 2014

The Council of College and Military Educators has recognized Bill Yaeger, military outreach specialist, with its President's Award. ... MORE

Tune In to Dialogues at Noon Feb. 28 for "Friendship and the Single Girl"

Posted February 18, 2014

This presentation discusses the ways in which single women were portrayed in situation comedies of the 1960s and '70s, particularly in "That Girl," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," and how these representations were both a reaction to and coincided with larger changes for women in U.S. society at that time. ... MORE

Empire State College student representative Lori Mould, left, joined SUNY Interim Provost Beth Bringsjord, SUNY Student Assembly President and UAlbany graduate student Tremayne Price and Pat Myers, director of collegewide student services for Empire State College at the September SUNY Student Assembly meeting hosted by the college.

Lori Mould Presents Remarks at State Budget Hearings

Posted February 7, 2014

Lori Mould, who studies at the Genesee Valley Center, represents the college's students on the SUNY Student Assembly. ... MORE

“The Syrian Crisis and Its Implications in the Middle East” Presentation with Marcel Hinain Now Scheduled

Posted January 10, 2014

The Empire State College Center for Distance Learning and the Center for International Programs Global Strategies Task Force invite the community to participate in the first of the International Webcast Series. ... MORE

SUNY Statewide Volunteer Opportunities honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Statewide Volunteer Opportunities Honor Dr. King

Posted January 10, 2014

Nearly 42 percent of the college’s students say they are involved in community service. ... MORE

Faculty members Christine Leake, far left, Linda Treinish, Stacey Gallagher and Thomas Brady, assessment specialist, join Walter Dean Myers ‘84, wearing glasses, and faculty members Jennifer Spitz and Arlene Rider after Dean’s lecture at the college’s Hartsdale office.

Walter Dean Myers ’84 Dies at 76

Posted July 3, 2014

A two-time Newbery Award winner, Myers wrote more than 100 books aimed at children, middle-schoolers and young adults. Urban teenagers and young, economically disadvantaged African-Americans are frequent subjects. ... MORE