Issue 42, August 31, 2012

Next Steps for New Graduates

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

As the end of the 2012 school year approaches, graduates everywhere are deciding what their next steps will be. Whether you have already chosen a career path or are still deciding, it can be worth your while to walk through a graduate and professional fair. Throughout the remainder of this year, there are several events located in the New York area. In addition, Empire State College’s Alumni Career Site can also be a great way to find jobs and connect with other professionals. ... MORE

Your Vote Counts! Take the Time to Register Today

By Kelly Williams, secretary, Office of Collegewide Student Services and student, School for Graduate Studies

Empire State College students span the country and the world. Your influence as a group is substantial! Please take the time to register to vote today and use the power of that influence. Whether you are registering in New York State, or another state or territory of the United States, we can help you register to vote. Below, you will find useful links and facts for voter registration in New York State. ... MORE

Health and Wellness Initiative: Programming for Adult Students!

By Stephanie Schiffer, research assistant, Office of Collegewide Student Services

Exciting news! As an Empire State college student you can now experience our new Health and Wellness Online Program Initiative. We know that good health is critical to one’s success while in college. When confronted with any health challenge it’s good to have resources at your fingertips. We understand that there is so much information available on the web already. Even so, this new programming is a one stop shop for all of your health and wellness needs. ... MORE

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems Ivan Ivanov Delivers Keynote at Symposium in Switzerland

By AmyRuth Tobol, associate dean, Long Island Center

Ivan I. Ivanov, associate professor of computer science and information systems at the Long Island Center, delivered the keynote speech at the Second International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software design in Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-6. According to Ivanov, the talk explored the impact of emerging technologies on the process of aligning organizational Information Technology (IT) architecture to the business strategy and emphasized the driving forces intertwining IT domain with business agility, growth and asset utilization. ... MORE

Inside Higher Ed: Arts Graduates Are Generally Satisfied, Employed

By Helen Edelman, Manager, Exchange

A survey released June 19, 2012 suggests that arts graduates -- counter to the stereotype -- are not all facing unemployment. The survey, the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, includes graduates of arts colleges and of arts programs within broader universities. ... MORE

Genesee Valley Center Alumni Student Association Hosts Open Jam and Reception at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

By Timothy Cosgriff ’93, assistant to the dean, Genesee Valley Center

The Genesee Valley Center Alumni Student Association hosted an open jam and reception at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival June 27, with many alumni in attendance, ranging from new graduates to those from the '70s. The event was held at Bernunzio's Uptown Music Store in Rochester. ... MORE

College Participates in New York State Business Plan Competition

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

SUNY Empire State College recently participated in the third annual New York State Business Plan Competition, an event which features student-led start-ups presenting business plans for innovations in the areas driving the 21st- century economy, including nanotechnology, health care, information technology and clean energy. ... MORE

Half a Million and Counting, Veterans Cash In on Post-9/11 GI Bill

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Veterans of World War II who went to college on the GI Bill tend to sound awestruck when they describe earning a degree on Uncle Sam's dime. Theirs, after all, was a personal transformation with profound impact: The windfall of college graduates in the postwar decade—more than two million GI's enrolled in college—helped create the modern middle class and catapulted American society into the knowledge age. ... MORE

YouTube Video Features Veteran Student Wayne Smedley Talking About His Experience and His Future

By Michael Mancini, assistant to the dean, Central New York Center

Wayne Smedley, a veteran student at SUNY Empire State College talks about his experience at the college and his plans for the future at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFzAp8AFTYs. ... MORE

Other News

College Participates in New York State Business Plan Competition by Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Half a Million and Counting, Veterans Cash In on Post-9/11 GI Bill by Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

YouTube Video Features Veteran Student Wayne Smedley Talking About His Experience and His Future by Michael Mancini, assistant to the dean, Central New York Center

 

Did You Know...

A Collegewide Student Election Education Event will be held Oct. 2, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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 Brian McDowell, by Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Article Contributors
  • Timothy Cosgriff
  • Helen Edelman
  • Michael Mancini
  • Vickie Moller
  • Stephanie Schiffer
  • AmyRuth Tobol
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Kelly Williams