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Nicola Marae Allain Named Interim Associate Dean for the Division of Arts and Humanities

Posted January 29, 2019

Allain joined SUNY Empire State College in 2002 as director of curriculum and instructional design in the former Center for Distance Learning. ... MORE

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200 Presents Delivered to Van Duyn Elementary School

Posted January 4, 2019

Faculty and staff from the college’s Syracuse location donated more than 200 Christmas presents to the students of Van Duyn Elementary School. ... MORE

At Wreaths Across America, SUNY Empire alumna Dawn Williams ’06 salutes, and employee Joan DuBois covers her heart, immediately after laying wreaths at the graves of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

SUNY Empire Honors U.S. Veterans at Wreaths Across America

Posted December 13, 2018

Nearly 50 members of the SUNY Empire State College community participated in the Wreaths Across America, a national event honoring deceased veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. ... MORE

Left to right are: Professor Donna Mahar, Eva Williams, principal of Van Duyn Elementary School, Syracuse, N.Y., and Professor Patricia Isaac. Mahar and Isaac “Trauma and Literacy” to Van Duyn’s teachers, with the goal of improving support for teachers and performance of students.

Micro-credential and Digital Badging Project Garners SUNY Funding

Posted December 3, 2018

SUNY’s systemwide TeachNY Implementation Fund has selected the college’s Associate Professor Donna Mahar’s project, “Digital Badges, Micro-credentialing, and Cross-level Collaboration in a Virtual Teaching Laboratory," for funding. ... MORE

Associate Professor Gina Torino, far right a podium, moderates a panel discussion of the book she co-edited, “Microaggression Theory: Influence and Implications.”

A New Book on "Microaggressions” Explores the Impact of Denigrating Messages About Race, Gender, Religion, Sexual Orientation and Many Others

Posted November 19, 2018

By exploring microaggressions in their sociopolitical context, the book looks at the psychology behind these exchanges that leave many people feeling vulnerable, targeted, angry and afraid. ... MORE

Troy A. Jones, Associate Professor and Mentor in Educational Studies has Died

Posted November 13, 2018

Jones taught statistics, educational studies and children's literature, including courses on social science statistics and writing instruction for elementary school students. ... MORE


“Year of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas” Is Focus of This Year’s Collegewide Cultural Initiative

Posted November 7, 2018

Programs and activities associated with this year’s theme will take place throughout the 2018-19 academic year. ... MORE


Election Day Message from Officer in Charge Mitch Nesler

Posted November 5, 2018

Good morning everybody. Today is Election Day and I encourage everyone to exercise your right to vote. ... MORE

Left to right are: John Corrou ’94, Erin Sullivan ’04, ’13, Emad Rahim ’02, ’03, the 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Leader, Emerging Leader and Community Impact Award, and Officer in Charge Mitchell S. Nesler.

SUNY Empire Veteran and Military Alumni to Be Recognized with Veteran Service Award

Posted November 1, 2018

The Veteran Service Award recognizes a SUNY Empire alumnus and veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces who has made a positive impact on the local, national, international, college and/or veteran communities. ... MORE

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Research on Hurricane Devastation in Puerto Rico Leads to Grant Funding for Associate Professors Audeliz Matias and Sheila Aird

Posted October 15, 2018

The Oral History Association, through its Emerging Crisis Oral History Research Fund, has awarded a grant to SUNY Empire State College Associate Professors Audeliz Matias and Sheila Aird for their project, “An Oral History of Hurricane Irma and Maria: A Social, Cultural, and Environmental Crisis in P.R. (Puerto Rico) and U.S.V.I. (U.S. Virgin Islands).” ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Dean of Student Affairs Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein

Posted September 19, 2018

It’s always been about the students for Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein, ever since she saw the difference SUNY Empire State College made in her mother’s life. ... MORE


Art Exhibit “A Sense of Place,” Opens at Syracuse

Posted September 14, 2018

“A Sense of Place,” a curated art exhibit featuring work by the members of the Cortland Art League, opens this fall at the college’s East Syracuse location. ... MORE


In Recognition of Constitution Day, a Live Panel Discussion, "The Importance of Freedom of the Press," Takes Place Noon, Monday, Sept. 17

Posted September 13, 2018

The live event features SUNY Empire Faculty and a graduate student. ... MORE


SUNY Empire Rated No. 1 in Overall Student Satisfaction

Posted September 5, 2018

Students report high levels of satisfaction with their overall college experience; academic support and student services; learning critical thinking and effective writing; acquisition of knowledge for further academic study and lifelong intellectual growth and, if starting over, would again choose SUNY Empire. ... MORE

#FacultyFriday: Director of Alumni & Student Relations Maureen Winney

Posted August 15, 2018

Maureen Winney has more than 30 years of experience in alumni and development. ... MORE

Chancellor Kristina Johnson Visits SUNY Empire

Posted August 10, 2018

Johnson met with SUNY Empire Officer in Charge Mitchell S. Nesler and his cabinet Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2018. ... MORE

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Alumni Event Blends Science, the Performing Arts, Teaching and Learning

Posted August 7, 2018

For the first time at this well-attended annual event, a member of the SUNY Empire State College faculty provided remarks. ... MORE

Image of Vice President of Enrollment Management Clayton Steen, left, Desiree Drindak, interim director of the Office of Veteran and Military Education, with Emil Baker, director of military outreach, New York State, who presented her award.

US Department of Defense Honors Desiree Drindak with The Patriot Award

Posted August 1, 2018

Drindak is honored by the U.S. Dept. of Defense with The Patriot Award for her “support and flexibility on behalf of military reserve employees.” ... MORE

Image of SUNY Empire State College Professor Eileen O’Connor presenting “Student Created VR,” at the 2018 LIT Conference.

Higher Education and K-12 Collaborate at Learning with Innovative Technology Conference

Posted July 30, 2018

The conference attracts K-12 teachers, higher-education faculty, staff and students, technologists, librarians and other professionals interested in the use of technologies in education. ... MORE


24th Annual Day at the Races is Another Winner

Posted July 30, 2018

Thundershowers did not dampen spirits as alumni, family and friends enjoyed a full day of great company and an afternoon of world-class horse racing. ... MORE

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