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Suffolk vs. Erie County Community College in 5th Annual SUNY Mascot Madness 2017

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Mascot Madness, the competition where you, the student, faculty, staff, alumni, and just plain old fan of SUNY help to find New York’s favorite college mascot. This year, the 5th annual edition of the tournament, has 37 SUNY campuses participating for the title. Round 1 begins on Tuesday, March 14th from the New York State Capitol in Albany. Everyone is eligible to cast one vote every 12 hours for their favorite mascots. Stick to this page for all the updates and links as they become available. Let’s get it on!

Schedule:

  • Round 1: March 14 (1:00) – March 17 (12:00)
  • Round 2: March 20 (12:00) – March 22 (4:00)
  • Round 3: March 24 (12:00) – March 27 (4:00)
  • Round 4: March 29 (12:00) – March 31 (4:00)
  • Round 5: April 3 (12:00) – April 5 (4:00)

http://blog.suny.edu/mascot-madness-2017


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Attracting More Women Into STEM: Suffolk’s Dr. Candice Foley Invited to International STEM Gender Conference in Berlin

Breaking The Gender Barrier in STEM

Candice J. Foley Professor, Ph.D.

Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry and College National Science Foundation S-STEM Chair Dr. Candice Foley. photo by Victoria Pendzick

Suffolk County Community College Professor of Chemistry Dr. Candice Foley has been invited to attend the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Gender Equality Congress in Berlin, Germany on June 8 -9.  Foley is Suffolk’s National Science Foundation S-STEM Chair.

The STEM Gender Equality congress will be attended by policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and others for two days of thought-provoking addresses, high-level panel discussions, and in-depth case studies and discussions.

“Because there remains a persistent gender gap in college degrees in STEM, Suffolk’s presence at this International Gender Equality Conference will highlight the success of our vast network of collaborations within our college, SUNY, statewide and nationally for connecting underrepresented female STEM students to educational opportunities that prepare them to compete for the highest quality jobs of today and the future,” said Dr. Candice Foley, Professor of Chemistry and the College’s NSF S-STEM PI.   Foley explained that Suffolk County Community College is a crucial entry point enabling underrepresented women in STEM to bridge from the community college to the baccalaureate level, on to graduate school and into the STEM workforce.

“It is no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM fields,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “In 2014, nationally, only 29% of the bachelor’s degrees awarded to women were in science and engineering, compared with 40% for men, according to the National Student Clearinghouse,” McKay said. “Dr. Foley has been at the forefront of advancing our College’s STEM students and programs.”

Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees Chair Theresa Sanders explained the college’s commitment to STEM programs and successes:  “Improving America’s STEM education has become a top priority across the nation. At Suff¬olk, approximately 1,500 students are currently enrolled in STEM majors and the College’s STEM program has been producing award winning students while providing summer research internships at internationally renowned facilities, including Brookhaven National Laboratory, NASA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory among others,” Sanders said.

STEM Central, a nationwide forum that connects STEM faculty and administrators with others to learn, share ideas, share resources, and work collaboratively on initiatives recently featured  Suffolk County Community College’s STEM program on its website: https://goo.gl/mBXXEM .


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Cuba Bound: Suffolk Pair Represent USA at International Women Festival Magdalena sin Fronteras

1/6/2017

margarita-espada-santosMargarita Espada, coordinator for the Shakespeare Festival at Suffolk County Community College, and a performer artist and educator in collaboration with Joan Wozniak, a Suffolk County Community College Media Services photographer and videographer will travel to Santa Clara, Cuba to represent the United States at the International Women Festival Magdalena sin Fronteras from January 10 – 20. The festival theme will be Lives: Group, Theater,  and Reality; and will include theater makers worldwide.

Espada’s “Resilience” is a devised performance installation that explores language on stage and investigates new narratives. The actor’s body and new technology are used to create a conversation about borders, identity and adapting in the face of adversity, trauma, or crisis. Espada and Wozniak will also lecture about her research on the role of the actor and theatre narratives in the new digital era.

Joan Wozniak is a multimedia storyteller who collaborates with Espada as a visual artist.  Wozniak integrates images, projectors, connectors, digital sensors and created new computer code to control the performance’s interactive technology. Wozniak uses images to represent the facets of experience, reality, and memory. Interaction and projection give scale and context to the live actor. This piece will explore new theater language and relationship of image/actor/audience.

The Magdalena Project is a dynamic cross-cultural network of women’s theatre and performance, facilitating critical discussion, support, and training.


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Suffolk County Community College Physical Therapy Assistant Oath Ceremony 12/19/16

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Mon, 19 Dec, 2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Physical Therapy Assistant Oath Ceremony

Celebrating the most recent alumni

Connect online Physical Therapist Assistant Department  Facebook
Location: Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead Building 114
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784
Fees: Free
Contact: alumni@sunysuffolk.edu


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Holiday Greetings from Suffolk County Community College

 Holiday Greetings from Suffolk

Dr. McKay and Chairwoman Sanders reflect on the past year and share video greetings for the season.

Courtesy of Suffolk County Community College Media Services


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SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 4/21/17

SURC East 2017

Suffolk County Community College will host the Eastern SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC East) on Friday, April 21, 2017.

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by a different SUNY institution. The third annual SURC will be hosted at two SUNY locations: SURC East will be at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, and SURC West will be at The State University of New York at Fredonia. SURC brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty. SURC is supported by the Offices of the Chancellor, Provost, and Research Foundation, as well as SUNY student and faculty governance organizations. All undergraduate students engaged in research and their mentors across SUNY and CUNY are invited to attend.

Keynote Speaker

Stony Brook University President
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

Holiday Concert with Marie Danvers ’83 & Friends 12/3/16

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Sat, 3 Dec, 2016 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Holiday Concert with Marie Danvers ’83 & Friends

Van Nostrand Theatre
Michael J. Grant Campus
Crooked Hill Rd.
Brentwood, NY 11717

Join us for an unforgettable evening of the best holiday music.

Marie Danvers ’83 (star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera) and Rob Gallagher (star of Broadway’s Les Miserables) joined by several of their Broadway friends, will sing the most beloved songs from the world of musical theater.

It is an evening not to be missed!!

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General admission: $18

Students 16 years of age or younger: $10
Veterans and SCCC students with current ID: One FREE ticket

For more information call 631-851-6589

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Suffolk County Community College Alumni take advantage of discounts!

We are constantly seeking ways to provide new opportunities for alumni to save money and support current Suffolk students.

Suffolk County Community College Alumni take advantage of discounts!

Finneas - Alumni CardRequest your membership card through alumni@sunysuffolk.edu or (631) 451-4941.

Visit the Alumni Relations Office at The Cottage – 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

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Members of the SUNY family may be eligible for group discounts and offers from a variety of vendors, merchants, and providers.

Discounts are available to: Alumni, Students, Retirees, Employees

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  • Cellular Phone Service such as AT&T and others
  • Computer & Office from Apple and others
  • Health, Wellness & Beauty for Healthy College Snacks
  • House, Home, Pets & Garden
  • Shopping, Apparel & Gifts
  • Transportation & Automotive
  • Travel, Leisure & Hobbies

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Suffolk County Community College Fall Presidential Lecture Series Announced

November 18, 2016

TO:                  The College Community

FROM:            Dr. Shaun L. McKay

SUBJECT:     Fall Presidential Lecture Series Announced

 

I am pleased to announce the second Presidential Lecture Series to be presented at Suffolk County Community College.  This annual forum is meant to engage the college community in meaningful conversations that can inspire each of us to bring about positive change in our communities.  It also provides the College with an opportunity to meet its mission-related strategic goal of enhancing community enrichment through increased participation in social and cultural events and activities conducted by the College or in partnership with external stakeholders.

 

This year’s presentation is entitled, “Recognizing the Impact of Global Awareness: A Conversation with ZimKids Orphan Trust.” The lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 11 a.m. in the Shinnecock Building, Room 101, on the Eastern Campus.  ZimKids provides 300+ orphans in the Pumula North, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe area with educational opportunities, skills training, food, medical care, and recreational activities.

 

Additional presentations will be held on the Michael J. Grant Campus at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, November 28th in Captree Commons Room 114, and on the Ammerman Campus at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29th in the Eaton’s Neck Room, Babylon Student Center. There will also be a Faculty Association-sponsored presentation to the faculty on Tuesday, November 29th at 3:30 p.m. in the Eaton’s Neck Room as well.

 

Tickets to attend the lecture are free for the college community and available at the Ammerman Campus Box Office, Islip Arts Building- 121; the Michael J. Grant Campus Van Nostrand Box Office, Sagtikos Arts and Science Building-Room 133; and the Eastern Campus, Office of Campus Activities, Peconic Building-122.  Classes are encouraged to attend.  If you would like tickets for your entire class, please contact Patty Munsch at munschp@sunysuffolk.edu.

 

For more information about the presentations, please contact Cynthia Eaton, Professor English, at eatonc@sunysuffolk.edu or Dr. Patty Munsch, College Assistant Dean for Student Engagement, at munschp@sunysuffolk.edu.\

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National Science Foundation Grant Awarded to Suffolk to Increase STEM Degrees for Underrepresented Minority Students

Suffolk County Community College will be awarded $100,000 of a $4 million grant as a partner institution in the SUNY Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (SUNY LSAMP) program. The program is a collaboration of 14 SUNY schools who are partnering in the new five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant designed to increase undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among underrepresented minority student populations.

“The strength and success of Suffolk’s STEM scholars and the vital role of community colleges, particularly Suffolk, remain crucial entry points and valued partners in this LSAMP alliance within SUNY.  This results in long ranging benefits for our diverse students, enabling them to bridge from the community college to the baccalaureate level, on to graduate school and into the STEM workforce-the next generation of STEM scholars,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

Dr. Candice Foley, Suffolk County Community College will serve as a SUNY LSAMP Associate Director for the alliance; responsible for community college activities, successful 2-4 year transfers, and as a liaison to National Science Foundation (NSF) programs.  The five-year award includes funds for stipends to Suffolk STEM students to engage in authentic research experiences – a known high impact practice for increasing participation and completion by underrepresented populations in STEM.  Stony Brook and the other SUNY schools will look to expand the alliance and create additional STEM curriculum opportunities for students.

Over the next five years, the three leading goals of the project will be to:

  • meet the continuing challenge of preparing under represented students for a successful transition into STEM majors;
  • provide experimental activities that lead to socialization into science; and
  • promote systemic change by broadening participation in research.

Since 1996, SUNY LSAMP has been an instrumental in shaping STEM education and forging new opportunities for UREP students to pursue and succeed in STEM programs and degrees in New York State and has garnered an 11-fold increase in STEM enrollment for minority students in the last 20 years in New York State. The program has also helped increase STEM bachelor’s degrees by almost 300 percent. During the past five years, the program has been a catalyst to helping to nearly double community college students transferring to four-year STEM undergraduate programs.
Suffolk County Community College is building a two-story, 33,792- square-foot Renewable Energy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center on the Michael J. Grant, Brentwood campus that will be the first of its kind in the state community college system.

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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