Student Success Newsletter May 2022

Welcome!

Posted May 6, 2022

Welcome to the Month of May! Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health refers to our emotional and social well-being and impacts how we think, feel, and behave. According to the World Health Organization, “there is no health without mental health.” As the newest chapter of Active Minds, we are excited to spread awareness about mental health and help educate and empower our fellow students to make a difference. Mental health is becoming a part of our everyday conversations, and it’s important that everyone has a foundation of knowledge about mental health. ... MORE

1Stop Student Services: Important Dates and Announcements

Posted May 6, 2022

1Stop Student Services: Important Dates and Upcoming Events Check in here for important dates and upcoming events happening at the college. Links to these events and more can be found at SUNY Empire Connects. May 9 Spring Grades Due May 11 EVENT: Mental Health and Wellness Online Resource Fair May 16 Summer Term Begins May 16 to 22 Summer Add/Drop Period ... MORE

Spring 2022 Commencement News

Posted May 6, 2022

Apply for a SUNY Empire State College scholarship at www.esc.edu/ESCFAST Applications are now open for scholarships for the 2022-23 year. Thanks to the college’s donors, more than $700,000 in scholarships will be distributed by the SUNY Empire State College Foundation to eligible students, beginning in the Fall 2022 term. Submit your application today to be considered for a scholarship this fall. ... MORE

The SUNY Empire Student Government Association is proud to announce the newly elected members!

Posted May 6, 2022

The SUNY Empire Student Government Association is proud to announce the newly elected members.The newly elected officers and senators are listed below. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated! We hope you will continue to engage with us. ... MORE

SUNY Empire introduces LifeWorks MySSP

Posted May 6, 2022

SUNY Empire State College recently partnered with LifeWorks My Student Support Program (MySSP) to provide all students with no-cost, confidential access to mental health counseling services. The service offers support for students to call or text mental health professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. ... MORE

Did You Know?! Applications for fall 2022 and spring 2023 scholarships are being accepted! Don’t forget to apply early!

Posted May 6, 2022

Did You Know?! Applications for fall 2022 and spring 2023 scholarships are now being accepted! Don’t forget to apply early! SUNY Empire State College has over 175 institutional scholarship opportunities for our students. For most of our scholarships, students are auto-matched based on the information submitted in the application and contained in the student record. This means you can submit one general application for scholarships to be considered for most. ... MORE

Deadlines for Approaching for Two Student Scholarships

Posted May 6, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for two highly selective scholarships: the ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship, and the Nancy L. Zimpher Scholarship. These are available to students who have been enrolled in the 2021-22 academic year and had a Dean’s List GPA, as of the last reporting period. ... MORE

The Office of the Registrar: Top 5 End-of-Term Questions

Posted May 6, 2022

It has been a long semester full of late nights and hard work, and now you are anxiously awaiting your final grade to put the semester behind you. Whether it’s your first term or your last term as a SUNY Empire student, you may have questions, and the Office of the Registrar has answers. Check out five of the most commonly asked end-of-term questions and our responses. Your question might be among them! ... MORE

From the Office of Academic Support: Summer JumpStart Online

Posted May 6, 2022

You have questions, we have answers. Join us for summer JumpStart Online! JumpStart Online provides helpful workshops and drop-in hours with staff who can answer your questions and help you learn about time-management, logging into and navigating online courses, and finding the right resources for you. ... MORE

Preferred/Chosen Name Request Available at SUNY Empire

Posted May 6, 2022

SUNY Empire is excited to announce the implementation of the Preferred/Chosen Name policy. This policy recognizes that members of the SUNY Empire community may prefer to use names other than their legal names in order to identify themselves and ensures that the preferred/chosen name of students and employees can and should be used whenever possible in the course of college business, communication, and/or education. ... MORE

Subscription Text-to-Speech Software

Posted May 6, 2022

We’re always encouraging students to take advantage of free resources. We have shared some free dictation and text-to-speech tools in previous newsletter articles. ... MORE

Neurodiversity & Inclusivity in the Workplace: Why it Matters

Posted May 6, 2022

At SUNY Empire State College, we take the protection of data very seriously and understand that confidentiality, integrity, and availability are vital to our college. In June, we will provide the highest level of security to protect our data with multi-factor authentication (MFA) technology. Beginning June 15, SUNY Empire State College will require faculty, staff, and students to use MFA when signing into Office 365 applications (including Outlook email). You will have the option of using text messages, an audio phone call, or the Microsoft Authenticator App to authenticate. ... MORE

Faculty Spotlight: Thalia MacMillan, School of Human Services

Posted May 6, 2022

This month, we spoke with Thalia MacMillan about her work as a mentor, teacher, researcher, volunteer, and Star Wars fan. Thalia is an associate professor and mentor of community and human services, the department chair for the Health and Human Services department, as well as the point of contact for the BS in addiction studies program. She received both her MSW and Ph.D. in social work from Fordham University. In addition, Thalia serves on the editorial boards for six academic and professional journals. She is also an EMT-B with the volunteer ambulance squad in her community and serves as the captain in her squad. ... MORE

PRODiG Students Spotlight

Posted May 6, 2022

The goal of the SUNY Empire PRODiG Scholars Program is to support undergraduate and graduate student-scholars from historically underrepresented groups, including women in STEM disciplines, to progress into doctoral programs and faculty positions at institutions of higher learning. The 2021-22 Scholars cohort is comprised of 10 undergraduate and 10 graduate participants across various fields of study and at different stages of their journey toward a career in academia. This series will feature the students who are currently involved in the program, along with their goals and areas of academic interest. ... MORE

Poetry Contest Winner Announced!

Posted May 6, 2022

In our April issue, we advertised our poetry contest for the month of April. We had four students share their poetry with us. Mindy Kronenberg, a mentor in the Humanities and the Arts at Empire State College served as our judge.Thank you to all who submitted a poem. Ms. Kronenberg said it was a pleasure to read your submissions and that all poems were poignant, and thoughtfully expressed. You can read the winning poem, along with the other submissions. ... MORE

Keeping Your Mind Active if You Take a Break This Summer

Posted May 6, 2022

Ahhhhh, summer; the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and you may have decided to take a break from classes. Not having school to worry about for a few months is great, but if you’re worried about getting back into the swing of things when fall classes begin on September 6, then read these tips to help keep your mind sharp during the break... ... MORE

If you live in the Rochester region, check out these events happening at our Rochester location in May!

Posted May 6, 2022

If you live in the Rochester region, check out these events happening at our Rochester location in May! ... MORE

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