The Student Connection

...a student-run newsletter

Issue 63, April 24, 2014

Lue Turner speaks to students at the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Retreat, April 11, 2014 in Albany, NY.

Caring for Our Emotional Hearts

By Lue Turner, mentor, Genesee Valley Center

We hear a lot about caring for our hearts and bodies physically, but what about caring for our hearts emotionally? What are simple ways we can take care of ourselves amid all the challenges, pressures and stresses that also are part of life? How can we do self-care with so many other demands on us? ... MORE

Current News

First-ever, One-day Fundraising Challenge Surpasses Donor Goal by 225 Percent

More than 650 Donated to The Great 24-hour Giving Challenge – One Gift Every 2 Minutes ... MORE

Transition to Paperless Bills in 2014 Fall Term Will Save Resources and Time and Provide Clarity for Students

Beginning with registration for the 2014 Fall 2 term, which opens Sept. 16, Student Accounts will transition to paperless billing. ... MORE

Correction Officers at NYS County Facilities Can Earn 14 College Credits at No Cost in New Partnership with College

Correction officers serving in New York state county facilities will be awarded 14 college credits upon completion of the New York State Municipal Police Training Council Basic Course... ... MORE

Creative Corner


On the train Headed on a journey Waiting to disembark ... MORE

Sincerely Yours

I might look another way but I am right by your side ... MORE

Social Corner

MALS Student Barbara Fischkin's Groundbreaking Book Now Available for Kindle

Barbara Fischkin's "Muddy Cup: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America," ... MORE

Movie Review: Meet John Doe

Directed by Frank Capra (1941). Based on a Story by Richard Connell and Robert Presnell. ... MORE

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Did You Know

If you took a course using the new Moodle Learning Management System during the Sept. 2013 term, The Integrated Technology Committee needs your input! Students that were enrolled in courses during the Sept. 2013 term received a link to the survey via email. The survey closes May 1, 2014, so don't pass up this opportunity to be heard. Share your Moodle experience today!