Issue 61, March 28, 2014

Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

Resources for Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Sara Hull, information resources coordinator, Academic Technologies

National Women’s History Month was established by Congress in 1987, a mere 27 years ago. Since then, and for centuries before, many battles have been waged in the name of equality for all women, with many of those battles yet to be won. The National Women’s History Project ( has declared the theme of this year’s National Women’s History Month to be Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment, and has recognized twelve honorees who have lived lives demonstrating those qualities. ... MORE

Research Assignment Tips: Brainstorm Your Topic

By Dana Longley, assistant director for library instruction and information literacy, Academic Technologies

One of the most difficult steps to the dreaded research assignment is the first one: figuring out a manageable topic or question. Students often start with course readings and notes, but then what? An effective way to tackle this is to brainstorm any possible topic. Time spent doing this will help keep the topic focused and manageable. It also will save time and effort when it comes time to find scholarly information sources. The people, events and issues discovered during the brainstorm process can form the basis for what is typed into any search box to get the most relevant results. ... MORE

Where Do I Find My Textbooks and Readings for My Courses?

By Heather Shalhoub, information resources coordinator, Academic Technologies

With course readings, textbooks and articles, there are many options for students to find the assigned material. The first place to check for textbooks is the college bookstore at They have information on how to find your books, how to order online and their contact information listed there. If you have any questions or need help ordering your books, contact the bookstore directly. ... MORE

Other News

Meet Dr. Emad Rahim ‘03, By E. Patrice Perkins, student, Northeast Center-Latham Unit

Free Online Academic Support Workshops, By the DAS Team, directors of academic support, Empire State College

MBA Program Again Named "Best for Vets" by Military Times; Emphasized Veteran Culture and Curriculum, By David Henahan, director of communications, Office of Communications and Government Relations

Did You Know

Registration period for the Summer Term is now open and closes at 5 p.m. May 9, 2014.

Student/Alumni Profile
Meet Dr. Emad Rahim, By E. Patrice Perkins, student, Northeast Center-Latham Unit

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Article Contributors

David Henahan

Sara Hull

Dana Longley

E. Patrice Perkins

Heather Shalhoub