Student Success Newsletter March 2022


Posted March 4, 2022

March is Women’s History Month, a celebration that has been observed annually in the U.S. since the 1980s to recognize the role of women in American history. As a tribute to the work of caregivers and frontline workers during the ongoing global health pandemic, this year’s theme is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." As we continue to navigate the pandemic, I couldn’t think of a better time for such acknowledgment. It is also a recognition of the many ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. ... MORE

1Stop Student Services: Important Dates and Announcements

Posted March 4, 2022

Important Dates and Upcoming Events Check in here for important dates and upcoming events happening in the college. Links to these events and more can be found at SUNY Empire Connects. March 4 Payment Deadline for Spring Express Term Two March 6 Registration Deadline for Spring Express Term Two March 7 Spring Express Term Two Begin ... MORE

Student Government Association Information

Posted March 4, 2022

As we move through the spring semester, it is once again time for Student Government elections! Weeklong elections will be held for Executive Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer), and Student Representatives (2 seats for each school) beginning April 9, 2022. The SGA serves as a community for students interested in politics, policy, and advocacy. The organization enables students to develop skills in leadership, project management, and issue-based communication. ... MORE

Join us for the 2022 Spring Student Conference

Posted March 4, 2022

After a three-year hiatus, we are so excited to announce that the Spring Student Conference is BACK! The Spring Student Conference will be held in-person from April 7 to 9 in Saratoga Springs at the college’s locations on West Avenue. This conference is one of the largest student events that SUNY Empire hosts. Highlights include sessions on leadership development, careers, professional development, and health and wellness. ... MORE

It's that time again! Remember to renew your financial aid applications for 2022-2023

Posted March 4, 2022

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for 2022-2023 if you have not already done so. Remember, part-time students may qualify for federal aid as well! Use your 2020 tax documents to complete. Our federal school code is 010286. The earlier you apply, the better since some federal funding is campus based and first-come, first-served. ... MORE

Understanding Incomplete and Administrative Withdrawal Outcomes

Posted March 4, 2022

While you may be familiar with standard letter or pass/no pass outcomes on your transcript, two outcomes may be less familiar: incomplete (IN) and administrative withdrawal (ZW). To help you understand these outcomes, the Office of the Registrar has answered our most frequently asked questions about incompletes and administrative withdrawals. ... MORE

Get remote tax help and file for free!

Posted March 4, 2022

Tax Department employees will walk you through your income tax returns, step-by-step, as you complete your own tax return. It’s quick and easy! We’ll help you prepare and e-file your income tax return virtually during a webinar session. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Launches M.S. in Applied Analytics Amid Growing Job Market Demand

Posted March 4, 2022

SUNY Empire State College has launched its new M.S. in Applied Analytics degree program. The degree prepares students for careers as data analysts, business analysts, data scientists, and machine learning engineers. It also teaches managers the fundamental tools for gaining insight from organizational data and moving from intuition to data-driven decision making. Graduates can achieve meaningful careers in analytics or enhance existing careers using statistical tools and cutting-edge skills in data science and machine learning. The courses use contemporary programming languages such as Python, R, SQL, and others to solve real-world data problems. ... MORE

PRODiG Students Spotlight

Posted February 4, 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 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. To learn more about this program, click here. ... MORE

Faculty Spotlight: Karen Garner and Women’s History Month

Posted March 4, 2022

For Women’s history month, we spoke with Karen Garner. Karen Garner has been teaching various history, women's studies, and global studies courses at Empire State College since 2005. Garner studied U.S. Foreign Relations and Modern China and conducts research and writing on women's and international history topics. She is the author of five books that focus on these wide-ranging historical topics. Most recently, Bloomsbury Academic Press published her textbook titled, Women and Gender in International History: Theory and Practice in June 2018 and Manchester University Press published her monograph titled Friends and Enemies: The Allies and Neutral Ireland in the Second World War in June 2021. ... MORE

Brain Awareness Week – Virtual Academic Symposium March 14-18, 2022

Posted February 4, 2022

SUNY Empire presents an Academic Symposium celebrating the Brain Awareness Week global campaign to foster enthusiasm and support for brain science. SUNY Empire’s symposium will be held virtually between March 14-18, 2022, with daily sessions. The event is free and open to the college community and the public at large. ... MORE

Your Questions, Answered!

Posted March 4, 2022

You may have heard the saying, “there is no such thing as a stupid question.” Chances are, if you are unsure of an answer, so are other students. We are offering students like you a chance to ask those burning questions about SUNY Empire State College. To submit a question, email and it might be featured in an upcoming newsletter! ... MORE

March is National Caffeine Awareness Month

Posted March 4, 2022

Caffeine is something that many of us are familiar with because we consume it daily. It is proven to have some health benefits, but there are risks that come with too much caffeine consumption. Experts suggest limiting your caffeine intake to less than 400 mg (approximately 5 eight-ounce cups per day). While many of us get our caffeine through coffee, it can be found in several beverages such as teas, sodas, and of course, energy drinks. ... MORE

Academic Support Presents: The Assignment Calculator

Posted March 4, 2022

Academic Support has many interactive tools available to students on the Academic Support portal on MyESC. One among them is the assignment calculator. This tool can help with breaking up writing assignments into manageable steps. The assignment calculator can assist students who are working on research papers, annotated bibliographies and literature reviews. ... MORE


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