The Student Connection

...a student-run newsletter

Issue 41, July 27, 2012

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Bradley to Present Research at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention

By Jennifer Ward, student, School for Graduate Studies, Metropolitan Center-Manhattan Unit

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Bradley, a mentor in the School for Graduate Studies, plans to present research on the use of computer simulation for classroom management training with pre-service teachers at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Aug. 2-5, in Orlando, Florida. ... MORE

New York State Launches State Wide Internship Program; Accepting Application for Fall

By Sandra Barkevich, student, Center for Distance Learning and 2012-2014 student representative, Student Affairs Committee

New York State has launched a new one-stop website that allows students to view and apply for internship opportunities across state agencies both downstate and upstate. The website is a product of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s New New York Leaders Initiative, which is focused on attracting new talent to state government through both a fellowship program and an internship program. With the new internship website, applicants can view job descriptions, create profiles, specify interests and upload resumes, writing samples and letters of recommendation. ... MORE

2012 ENVIRONMENTAL/Adirondack Studies Residency; Study and learn in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains

By Wayne Ouderkirk, mentor, Northeast Center-Saratoga Unit

The 2012 Environmental Studies Residency is set for Oct. 8-10 at Camp Huntington, Raquette Lake, N.Y. This year’s theme is “Biodiversity: Why Should We Care?” ... MORE

Employees Diane Baker, Jennifer Bent and Jacque Svingala Are Successful 2012 Graduates of Empire State College

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Several Empire State College employees are tied to the college by more than their jobs. This year, several members of the professional community also received degrees from the college: Diane Baker, NEC, Bachelor of Arts; Jennifer Bent, Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies, MBA; and Jacque Svingala, NEC, Associate in Science. ... MORE

New for Fall: College to Offer Master's Degree in Learning and Emerging Technologies

By David Henahan, Director of Communications

New for the fall of 2012, Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies will offer a new degree: Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies. ... MORE

New Library Resources and a Request for Feedback

By Heather Shalhoub, information resources coordinator, Academic Technologies

Some new resources are now available at the Empire State College Online Library, including more article databases through EBSCOhost as well as a new video collection from Alexander Street Press. ... MORE

ABC News10.com: SUNY Chancellor Calls for Tobacco-Free Campuses

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

A resolution passed June 12, 2012 by SUNY's Chancellor and Board of Trustees, proposing to make every single SUNY campus across the state tobacco free. ... MORE

Inside Higher Ed: Nan Travers Cited in Article About Earning College Credit for MOOCs

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Massively open online courses, or MOOCs, are not credit-bearing. But a pathway to college credit for the courses already exists -- one that experts say many students may soon take. That scenario combines the courses with prior learning assessment -- a less-hyped potential “disruption” to traditional higher education -- which is the granting of credit for college-level learning gained outside the traditional academic setting. ... MORE

Other News

ABC News10.com: SUNY Chancellor Calls for Tobacco-Free Campuses by Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

ANGEL Upgrade to Version 8.0 Scheduled for August 2-4; Students and Instructors in 15-Week Summer Courses Affected by Suzanne Hayes, director, Academic Technologies

Featuring Your Site in the Commons by Joshua Gaul, commons administrator, Office of Integrated Technologies

Inside Higher Ed: Nan Travers Cited in Article About Earning College Credit for MOOCs by Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Meet Professor Steven Lewis by Kristen Yard, student, Center for Distance Learning

Did You Know...

There's still time to send in a presentation proposal (due 8/15) or to submit your work for the Art Show (by 9/1) at this year’s Student Academic Conference in Buffalo, N.Y. Visit the conference website for details.

SAC Corner

Seventh Annual Student Academic Conference: An Interview with Diane Cosh, Student Art Presenter by Vickie Moller, student, Long Island Center-Hauppauge Unit; 2011-2012 student representative, Student Affairs Committee

Student/Alumni Profile

Meet DeSmith Donald, by Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Article Contributors
  • Sandra Barkevich
  • Helen Edelman
  • Joshua Gaul
  • Suzanne Hayes
  • David Henahan
  • Alan Mandell
  • Vickie Moller
  • Heather Shalhoub
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Kristen Yard