Student Connections

Issue 76, April 16, 2015

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Humanities: Useful for Science Students?

By Samantha Williams, student, SUNY Empire State College; assistant editor, The Student Connection

The past several years have seen an increase in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) funding and a decrease in funding for humanities programs across the United States. In a word, STEM is “in” and humanities are “out.” ... MORE

Current News

Award-winning Author and Actress Sara Taney-Humphreys Speaks in Nanuet

SUNY Empire will host author and actress Sara Taney-Humphreys speaking on "Publish, Perish, or Persevere: A journey to publishing" at the Hudson Valley's Nanuet location, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 28. ... MORE

41,000+ Take First MOOC Offered in Western New York; Noncredit Offerings Proliferate; ESC MOOC in the Mix

The most popular college course in the region this semester cost nothing to take, had no set meeting times and did not require students to step inside a classroom. ... MORE

Choice of Words: A Voices Poetry Group Event

Voices Poetry Group is a SUNY Empire State College student club that focuses on providing students with an opportunity to share and showcase diverse forms of artistic expressions. ... MORE

Creative Corner

Women, Stand Up!

Women, Stand Up! poetry by Kristen LaBoy, vice president, Voices Poetry Group, SUNY Empire State College ... MORE

Exploding TARDIS – Oil on Canvas

"Exploding TARDIS" By Migdalia Crego, student, SUNY Empire State College ... MORE

Social Corner

Student Spotlight: Duron Jackson ’05

Duron Jackson ’05 calls himself a “cross-disciplinary” artist. He graduated from Empire State College’s studio arts program with a B.A. in visual arts... ... MORE

Too Soon

Jill Hamberg exemplifies what “mentor” really means. I know because she was my mentor for 10 intense, but rewarding, years. ... MORE

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Did You Know

The college is sponsoring a Career Development Day on Saturday, May 16 in Saratoga Springs.