Issue 50, April 25, 2013

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Black Male Initiative: A Student Group Making a Difference

By April Simmons ‘12, receptionist, Brooklyn Unit

This past fall, the Black Male Initiative (BMI), a student group at the college’s Metropolitan New York Center, organized and presented its first panel discussion to a standing-room-only crowd at the center’s Brooklyn Unit titled, “Today’s Black Men and the Business of Prisons.” ... MORE

CARES (College Achievement Requires Engaged Students) - SUNY ESC-Niagara Frontier Center

Introducing Niagara Frontier Center’s First Club— CARES

By Elizabeth Locke ‘12, graduate student, School for Graduate Studies

SUNY Empire State College Niagara Frontier Center students have created a club that focuses on student-driven engagement within an academic environment. It can be challenging and sometimes lonely to pursue higher education in non-traditional learning environments. College Achievement Requires Engaged Students! (CARES) was created to bring students together, celebrate diversity and strengthen mutual success. ... MORE

Student Engagement — Just As Important for Students As It Is for Administrators

By Sandra Barkevich, student, Center for Distance Learning, 2012-2014 student representative, Student Affairs Committee and editor, The Student Connection

Student engagement is an important element of any successful HigherEd institution, and a hot topic for administrators. Encouraging student involvement beyond coursework in a non-traditional learning environment as found at SUNY Empire State College, however, can be especially challenging. ... MORE

Other News

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to Recommend Dr. Merodie Hancock for Next President of Empire State College, By Mary Caroline Powers, vice president for communications and government relations, Office of Communications and Government Relations

Students Participate in "Visible Effects" Photo Show at SUNY Adirondack; Artists' Reception April 24, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Empire State College Open House Features Workshop on Beer During "Troy Night Out" Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m., By Susan McFadden, special events coordinator, Office of Communications and Government Relations

Did You Know...

Graduation ceremony dates, times and locations can be found on the college calendar.
Student/Alumni Profile
Meet Gerald Beaudin, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

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Article Contributors

Helen Edelman

Elizabeth Locke

Susan McFadden

Mary Caroline Powers

April Simmons