Issue 44, October 5, 2012

The Power of Prose

By Jennifer Ward, student, School for Graduate Studies, Metropolitan Center-Manhattan Unit

Writers worldwide, both professional and amateur, will unite to honor the significance writing has in our lives by participating in the fourth annual National Day on Writing on Oct. 20 and National Novel Writing Month in November. ... MORE

Beyond Your Vote: How to Get Personally Involved!

By Pat Myers, director, Collegewide Student Services

It is not too late to get involved in the election process! There is nothing so energizing as working on a campaign or on issues you care about. How? There are several ways to go about it. First, decide what your issue or who your candidate is and how much time during the next few weeks you are willing to give to this cause. Once you have made your decision, go to the candidate’s website or find an online interest group. ... MORE

College Students Can Cast Absentee Ballots

By Jessica Estremera, graduate student, School for Graduate Studies

As Election Day nears, millions of Americans will be casting absentee ballots to choose the next president of the United States. According to the U.S. Census Current Population Survey, in 2010 college students made up 27 percent of the country’s voting population. As more students attend colleges outside of their home state, supporters of both political parties of next month's presidential election are stressing the significance of absentee ballot programs. ... MORE

Other News

Health and Wellness Initiative: Programming for Adult Students! by Stephanie Schiffer, research assistant, Office of Collegewide Student Services

New CDL Course: "Imagining Justice in Our Diverse World" by Janet Shideler, associate dean, Center for Distance Learning

Next Steps for New Graduates by Jennifer Ward, student, School for Graduate Studies, Metropolitan Center-Manhattan Unit

Did You Know...

The new online program for students called Living Lean is available at no additional charge. Visit the Student Wellness Assistance Program site to learn more.

Student/Alumni Profile

Meet Michael Alston, by Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Article Contributors
  • Helen Edelman
  • Jessica Estremera
  • Kameylah A. Hakim
  • Diana Hawkins
  • David Henahan
  • Thomas Kerr
  • Vickie Moller
  • Stephanie Schiffer
  • Janet Shideler
  • Jennifer Ward