Student Connections

Issue 65, June 16, 2014

Working through Distraction

Rebekah Myers, student, School for Graduate Studies

Distraction is an issue that can consume even the most skilled and dedicated individuals. It is inevitable that distraction will creep its way into our lives, but how can it be managed when it may already be negatively impacting one’s life? ... MORE

Some Thoughts on Critical Reading

By the DAS Team, directors of academic support, Empire State College

Students at Empire State College do much of their work independently. While they communicate and learn from their mentors, they also acquire knowledge by doing the required reading, writing and research, on their own. Critical reading is necessary to comprehend the content of a study, as well as being able to understand what questions to ask, to better understand that content. ... MORE

a screen shot of the library web page which shows where the how tos button is located

Online Library’s How Tos: A Helpful Resource

By Heather Shallhoub, information resources coordinator, Academic Technologies

If you ever have a question about how to do research or use the online library you can help yourself by using the library’s collection of How Tos, which are short, text and image or video tutorials. These also are very helpful if you need information but are unable to or don’t wish to speak with a librarian. ... MORE

Other News

42nd Annual Empire State College Graduation Celebrations Across the State May 31-June 14; 3,000+ to Graduate , By David Henahan, director of communications, Office of Communications and Government Relations

Coordinator for Veteran and Military Services Mindy Boenning Receives Excellence in Professional Service Award , By Hope Ferguson, senior writer, Office of Communications and Government Relations

Liberty Power to Award Scholarship to STEM Student; Applicants Welcome, By Mary Morton, affirmative action officer, Office of the President

Did You Know

Beginning June 18, there will be Changes to the Commons Website (PDF  101kB)

Article Contributors

Hope Ferguson

David Henahan

Mary Morton

Rebekah Myers

Directors of Academic Support

Heather Shallhoub