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Here is Why You Should Register for the Student Academic Conference!

By Danielle Boardman, coordinator of student life, SUNY Empire State College

September 11, 2015

“Image courtesy of Jamal Arabaty ‘15”, Three students pose for a quick snap at the 10th Annual Student Academic Conference in 2014

Image courtesy of Jamal Arabaty ’15

Have you registered for The Student Academic Conference (StAC) yet? If not, we really think you should! StAC is a two day conference taking place Oct. 23 - 24 at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany, New York. The conference aims to bring together students from all geographic and academic areas of the college to share and learn from each other in a variety of ways.

Students were encouraged to submit presentation proposals over the summer, but if presenting wasn’t for you, there are so many other components to the conference that students can enjoy. Why not support your fellow students in their hobbies and academic research by attending their presentations? There also will be several presentations from SUNY Empire faculty and staff on resources that exist for students in the realms of career, leadership and health and wellness.

If you’re looking to participate in more of a social way, consider attending the President’s Town Hall Saturday morning, checking out the college offices at the information tables, mingling with the numerous Student Clubs at the meet and greet or attending the Art Show and Alumni reception Friday evening. Looking for something a little more low-key? Attend the Trivia Night on Friday evening for an additional chance to network with fellow students, faculty and staff.

Are you an artist looking to showcase your artwork? We also encourage students who are passionate about art to consider submitting their own work to be displayed at the Art Show. For more information on submitting artwork please visit our Call for Art Submissions page.

Conference registration is free for students. Although all the travel grants have been dispersed, you can still apply to be put on a waitlist. That way, should a student be unable to attend, you still have a chance at receiving funding. Don’t want to come alone? Students also can bring up to two guests for a minimal fee.

For more information and to register or sign up for any of the amazing opportunities mentioned above, please visit the conference’s Web page at http://www.esc.edu/stac. For any questions you may have, please feel free to email the planning committee at StudentAcademicConference@esc.edu.

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