Student Success Newsletter December 2021


Posted December 3, 2021

Although the days are getting shorter and colder, December is a month of celebration. Filled with religious and secular winter holiday traditions like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing day, Omisoka, and Winter Solstice, it also includes anniversaries like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, celebrated internationally on December 10. ... MORE

1Stop Student Services: Important Dates and Announcements

Posted December 3, 2021

December 6 Spring 2022 Priority Financial Aid Deadline December 19 Winter Commencement December 20 to January 7 Faculty No Appointment Period ... MORE

Graduation Congratulations

Posted December 3, 2021

Congratulations to all students participating in the 2021 Winter Commencement and everyone who has completed their degree in the Fall 2021 term. The year of 2021 presented many of us with new and/or continuing challenges, yet despite everything, you still managed to accomplish an extraordinary feat. We are very happy for and proud of each one of you. ... MORE

Letter from the SGA President

Posted December 3, 2021

First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your vote of confidence and for officially electing me as President. I want to extend congratulations and a warm welcome to all newly elected members of the SGA. We are ecstatic to now have a full Executive Board and excited at the trajectory the SGA is embarking on. Your support humbles me, and I will do everything in my capabilities and beyond to serve you, the student body. ... MORE

How to Study In-Person During the Spring 2022 Term

Posted December 3, 2021

Study Groups are instructor-led courses that include regular in-person meetings at specific, designated times. ... MORE

Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Mincin and Human Rights Month

Posted December 3, 2021

We spoke with Jenny Mincin, associate professor in the School of Health and Human Services, about her scholarship, her teaching, and her work with Human Rights organizations. Dr. Mincin has a Ph.D. in social welfare from the Hunter College School of Social Work, City University of New York. For over 20 years she has worked with government and non-profit organizations on issues ranging from emergency management, mental health access, and refugee resettlement. ... MORE

Engaging in Civil Conversations During the Holiday Season

Posted December 3, 2021

The November 2021 SUNY ESC Whole Health Living (WHL)* virtual café addressed how we manage conflict in this polarized time, particularly around the holidays. Some of the strategies that emerged through our conversations are shared below. ... MORE

Chronic Condition? Contact Accessibility Resources & Services

Posted December 3, 2021

Do you have a chronic invisible condition that impacts your ability to attend to your studies? The Office of Accessibility Resources & Services supports students with a variety of conditions. You do not have to use a wheelchair, have a vision or hearing loss or a learning disability to be eligible for accommodations. The symptoms of any diagnosed medical condition or impairment may be significant enough to make you eligible. If you aren’t sure and would like to speak confidentially about your individual situation, please call us at 1-800-847-3000, ext. 2244 or email the office at ... MORE

New Electronic Form for Undergrad Students in Education & Accounting

Posted December 3, 2021

Students who are required to submit Teacher Certification or Accounting disclaimer forms now have an electronic option. ... MORE

NYS Trooper Entrance Examination

Posted December 3, 2021

The New York State Police is currently accepting applications until April 10, 2022 for the next Trooper Entrance Examination which will be held starting January 3, 2022 through April 30, 2022. ... MORE

New Federal Program to Help Pay for Broadband Internet

Posted December 3, 2021

During the pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the Emergency Broadband Benefit to assist low-income Americans in paying for the internet. This benefit helped thousands work or actively participate in their education while stay-at-home orders were in place in most states. ... MORE

Free Flu Shots Have Returned!

Posted December 3, 2021

The SUNY Empire Health and Wellness Initiative has brought back the free flu shot vouchers for all students. We’ve contracted with Integrated Health 21 to bring you free flu shot vouchers that you can use at nearby chain pharmacies. This year, we have expanded access to three national pharmacies: ... MORE

In Case You Missed It

Posted December 3, 2021

Balancing work, family, and school can be hard. If you missed out on some of the college’s programming in the last couple of months, you can catch up through recordings, repeats, and asynchronous options: ... MORE

End of Term Bingo

Posted December 3, 2021

Happy birthday Bingo! This popular game is celebrated every December and SUNY Empire wanted to join in. Click on the link to get an End of Term Bingo board. If you are able to get bingo, email your marked board to by Monday, December 20 and you will be entered to win a prize!  ... MORE


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