Issue 81, June 25, 2015

Male student sitting in an office setting concentrating

Optimize Your Summer

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

It’s summer! Maybe you want to go outside and play in the sun and have fun in the pool, but consider some ways to optimize your education, too. ... MORE

Vice Provost, Tom Mackey portrait

Tom Mackey Named Vice Provost for Academic Programs

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Thomas Mackey has been named vice provost for academic programs, effective Monday, June 22. Mackey has served in the role of interim vice provost for the past several months, taking on the leadership role for projects such as the course catalogue initiative. ... MORE

Three silhouettes, two of men and one of a woman stand before a gold city graphic with the words Fairness, Team Spirit, Quality, and Honesty all pointing to the word Success

MBA Students Explore the "Real World" of Ethics with Guest Speakers

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Students in the MBA program's Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility elective are exploring the "real world of ethical decision making" with a series of guest speakers this semester. ... MORE

Other News

SUNY Empire State College Student Featured in Newsday Instagram Project about Ramadan, By Layla Abdullah-Poulos ‘10, graduate student, SUNY Empire State College

Pop-Up Schools: Learning Isn't Limited to the Classroom, By Christina Mercer, Columbia University

Lots of Screen Time? Protect Your Eyes, By Kim Dramer, Huffington Post

Did You Know

The June issue of Empire State College's Student Health 101  features six ways to fix motivation fails.

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Article Contributors

Layla Abdullah-Poulos

Kim Dramer

Helen Edelman

Christina Mercer

Samantha E. Williams