Issue 59, Feb. 14, 2014

Resources for Celebrating Black History Month

By Sara Hull, information resources coordinator, Academic Technologies

February is Black History Month, and 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which is why the Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected Civil Rights in America as the theme for Black History Month 2014. From slavery and the Civil War to electing our first black president, our nation’s relationship with race has a rich and complicated history full of intrigues, mysteries, turmoil, and some truly inspirational (and, in a few cases, Oscar-nominated) stories. ... MORE

Introducing Empire State College’s First Ever Student Service Award

By Joshua Boardman, graduate intern, Academic Affairs

The Office of Collegewide Student Services is excited to announce the new Student Service Award! The Student Service Award is designed to honor students who show exceptional service to their college and/or communities. ... MORE

Student and Alumni Advisory Group (SAAG): Open for Business

By Mollie A. Muenzen ’13, alumna, Center for Distance Learning

The Center for Distance Learning (CDL) Student and Alumni Advisory Group (SAAG) has officially emerged on the SUNY Empire State College scene. SAAG merges the creativity and talents of current students and alumni in a unique fashion. Primarily using Blackboard Collaborate as their meeting forum, SAAG members engage in discussions and exchange of ideas to promote their vision of excellence in distance learning. ... MORE

Other News

The Student Connection Announces Paid Student Writer Program; Seeks 3-4 On-staff Student Writers, By Sandra Barkevich ’13, student, School for Graduate Studies; SAAG Alumni Representative; editor, The Student Connection

Moodle FAQ for Students, By Paul Ryan, director for user support services, User Support Services

Second Social Responsibility Forum a Success, By Kameylah Hakim, assessment specialist, Niagara Frontier Center

Did You Know

The new Health 101 Magazine was read by over 3,000 students last month. Check it out!

Student/Alumni Profile
Meet Erin Hamlin, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Creative Corner

Social Corner

Article Contributors

Sandra Barkevich

Joshua Boardman

Kameylah Hakim

David Henahan

Sara Hull

Mollie Muenzen

Paul Ryan