Student Success Newsletter November 2022

November Welcome from Acting Vice Provost for Student Success, Seana Logsdon

Posted November 5, 2022

November has arrived and with it, a bit of chill in the air. However, there are nothing but warm wishes for you as we begin this month with a celebration of you during the National Non-traditional Student week, November 7-10. ... MORE

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Posted November 5, 2022

Check here for important dates and upcoming events happening at the college. Links to these events and more can be found at SUNY Empire Connects. ... MORE

Onsite and virtual study groups in the Spring 2023 term

Posted November 5, 2022

If you enjoy a learning environment with real-time engagement and a small group of peers for in-person interactions, onsite and virtual study groups are for you. SUNY Empire plans to offer 30 onsite and virtual study groups in the Spring 2023 term. ... MORE

Top Five Reasons to Concur Your Degree Program Early

Posted November 5, 2022

Here at SUNY Empire, most undergraduate students need to have their degree program approved by faculty committee and concurred by the Office of the Registrar. Your mentor can tell you whether your planned degree requires concurrence. ... MORE

Communicate! Communicate! Communicate!

Posted November 5, 2022

One suggestion we share with students frequently is to communicate with course mentors.  Notify mentors when you have difficulty understanding coursework. Reaching out before the deadline provides the best chance for your success. ... MORE

Non-Traditional Student Week is November 7-10

Posted November 5, 2022

Monday, November 7 kicks off the week-long celebration for students and families. This week we celebrate you, our remarkable students. We know you often juggle the competing responsibilities of work, family, and life while pursuing your educational goals here at SUNY Empire and want to commend you for your hard work. ... MORE

Non-Traditional Student Week Presents: Speaker, Paul Wesselmann!

Posted November 5, 2022

Join Paul Wesselmann to learn about tips, ideas, and strategies to help people manage stress, burnout, and all the stuff going on in their lives as he presents, Feel Better! Think Better! Do Better! Unleash them on you to be more effective in school, work, and life! This is a family-friendly event, and every attendee will receive a special gift after the event from Paul! ... MORE

Faculty Spotlight: Cailyn Green, PhD

Posted November 5, 2022

Cailyn Green, Ph.D., MS, CASAC is the assistant professor of Addiction Studies here at SUNY Empire State. She has worked in the clinical field of addiction with clients in inpatient, outpatient, long-term, and short-term recovery facilities. Her area of expertise is the recently incarcerated population. Professor Green earned her Ph.D. in criminal justice with a specialization in substance abuse and her master's degree in forensic mental health. As a New York State CASAC (credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor), she has been attending conferences to share her knowledge, and would like to share what she has learned with the college! ... MORE

Workforce Development for Autistic & Neurodiverse People

Posted November 5, 2022

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological developmental disorder with an estimated prevalence of one to two percent of the population (U.S. Department of Labor, 2022). Neurodiversity, a term often used in the context of ASD, describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits (Baumer, 2021). The diversity of ASD means that each person's individual experience of autism and needs for supports and services can vary widely, particularly in the workplace. ... MORE

Scholarships Available for CAARES and Anderson Center for Autism Conference: November 18, 2022

Posted November 5, 2022

Join the Anderson Center for Autism and SUNY Empire State College for the second annual Partners in Applied Behavior Analysis: Promoting Quality of Life Across the Lifespan Conference on November 18, 2022. ... MORE

Veterans Day featuring Charles Barnes

Posted November 5, 2022

November 11 is Veterans Day. Veterans Day dates back to the late 1910s and became a federal holiday in 1938. Many people tend to confuse the intent of Memorial Day with that of Veterans Day, but the difference is that Memorial Day commemorates service members who died fighting for our country, while Veterans Day commemorates every service member who served our country. We want to take the time to honor and thank our veterans for their service, including Charles Barnes, Student Success and Development coordinator, who joined SUNY Empire in September. You can read about Charles’ time in the military below. ... MORE

Voting Information and Election Day 2022

Posted November 5, 2022

It is so important to exercise your right to vote, even when it’s not a presidential election year. We wanted to include some information to make it as easy as possible for you to fulfill this civic responsibility. Check out some helpful resources and information below. ... MORE

Tips for Attending a Job Fair

Posted November 5, 2022

Are you looking for a new job or interested in changing careers? Attending a job fair is one of the easiest ways to connect with employers, recruiters, and hiring managers. Job fairs help you meet with various companies, market yourself, and possibly land your dream job. ... MORE

Meet Your Student Success and Development Team!

Posted November 5, 2022

The Office of Student Success and Development is here for you from the moment you register for your first class until you receive your diploma. When you get accepted, you are paired with a coordinator who can assist you with overcoming personal barriers or just answer your questions. We often help students with navigating SUNY Empire systems and procedures, getting connected to resources, and understanding how to best work with your mentor. We offer workshops throughout every term, and you can learn more about those on our website. We want you to feel comfortable reaching out to our office, so each month, we will introduce you to a member of the Student Success and Development team. ... MORE

Stock up on your SUNY Empire gear

Posted November 5, 2022

For the month of November, you can receive 20% off hoodies at the SUNY Empire gear store. ... MORE

“Adulting” Tips – What's the best tip/advice you learned as an adult?

Posted November 5, 2022

Social media has made it so easy to share lifehacks or advice and tips, especially when it comes to our everyday responsibilities, often called “adulting.” We’re curious, what's the best adulting lifehack you learned later on in life? ... MORE

Questions?

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SUNY Empire State 1 Stop Student Services is a partner in your successful college experience. Check out their website at www.esc.edu/1stop, contact 1stop@esc.edu, or call them!

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