News From Academic & Transfer Advising Services    |   Spring 2013   |   Issue #7, April 22 - May 5


1.   CPO Internship
2.   Summer Course...In the Spotlight!
3.   Donate Food With Unused Meal Points
4.   Pre-Health News
5.   Pre-Law News
6.   Academic Advising Offices

7.   Word of the Week


The Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) internship is a full-year, 6-credit (3 credits per semester) internship. Interns help create programming to improve outreach and raise awareness on a variety of issues, including mental health and wellness, substance abuse, gender, sexuality, and violence. Interns are required to accumulate 120 hours of service (10 hours per week), and to participate in a variety of prevention and outreach activities.

This internship is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in counseling, psychology, social work, law and public policy, social justice, media and cultural studies, women's and gender studies, and numerous other fields. Students taking classes in women's and gender studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural and cinema studies, political science, and the health sciences are all encouraged to apply. In order to enroll in the CPO internship program, students must secure a faculty advisor through their major department, and will register for that department's 488 (Internship) course, such as SOC 488.

Download: flyer | Application.  Interested students can contact christine.szaraz@stonybrook.edu. 


THR 104 - Play Analysis, introduces students to applying analytical skills to the reading of dramatic works. The course is to draw on the students' own creative energy, as well as their critical thinking. Beginning with a basic understanding of the theatrical art, each student learns how to closely read a play for its major elements. By helping them articulate their own take on what is read in their compositions, the aim is to have the students gain a more personal connection to the art form.

Click here to view dates/times.

Bulletin Course Description: A close reading of several plays of different periods and styles and a general examination of the elements out of which all plays are made -- dialogue, character, plot.


Do Something GREAT With Your Extra Meal Points!!! You can purchase canned or non-perishable goods at the Union Deli or Kelly Dining and place them in the Island Harvest donation bins outside those locations; or in the bins in the Scholar's Office (Library N-3071). You can also donate UNOPENED food from your residence halls if you have extra food for those in need. Food collection will run from April 29th – May 10th.

  |   www.stonybrook.edu/healthed

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) -Looking for Male Volunteer summer camp counselors
The MDA sleep-away camp provides a week of fun activities adapted for children with neuromuscular diseases including swimming, arts & crafts and sports! Counselors gain the experience of working one-on-one with these children and knowing they helped make the best summer for them!

When: August 10 – August 16, 2013. Contact us ASAP; 
Deadline for counselor applications is May 15.
Where: Camp DeWolfe in Wading River, NY (Long Island)

Interested in volunteering : To obtain an application and learn more about MDA Summer Camp please contact: Gwen Phillips: GPhillips@mdausa.org or Linda Blumenthal: LBlumenthal@mdausa.org or (516)358-1012

Interested in Healthcare disparities?
Johns Hopkins University Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research have developed an innovative site dedicated to raising awareness, making connections and creating solutions about health care disparities. Committed to optimizing contemporary journalism mediums, we seek to involve stakeholders in addressing this pressing issue at all levels. To stay up to date with the latest research, watch video interviews with leaders and advocates in the field and take our survey.  

Visit www.healthcaredisparities.com.  If you are interested in publishing a relevant article to the site as a guest author, please email us at disparitiesblog@jhmi.edu for more information. 

News From Kaplan
Medical School Insider Panel @ SBU
Tues, 4/23, 7:30-9:30pm, Harriman room 137,www.bit.ly/lievents
*Join us on campus tomorrow for our annual Medical School Insider.  Hear from Dr. Jack Fuhrer (SBU Med Admissions) and Joanne Snapp (Hofstra Med Admissions), two current Stony Brook Med students, and others, who will also answer your questions about the realities of Medical School and any other concerns you may have. *Join us online for our National Med School Insider and meet even more Admissions officers and experts, Mon 4/29 at 8pm. Register at the link above.

MCAT 2015: Information & New Practice Test
BIG changes are coming to the MCAT in 2015. Kaplan is prepared. Are you? kaptest.com/mcat2015
*Approximately 1/3 the length of the full 7 hr test, Kaplan's Mini Test is designed to allow students to begin identifying content-knowledge gaps for the 2015 MCAT.  Unsure whether you'd be better suited taking the current version of the exam or the 2015 version?  This practice test will help you make an informed decision.


PRE-LAW  |   www.stonybrook.edu/prelaw

News From Kaplan:
Lights! Camera! Objection! "The Most Authentic Legal Movies of All Time"
Tues, 5/7, 8pm, Classroom Anywhere (attend from anywhere with internet access),www.bit.ly/lievents
*Summer’s almost here, and it’s time to think about kicking back and having a little fun. But of course for you, law school is on the horizon. So on this month’s episode of "The 180 – Live", our ‘experts’ (er, cinema junkies) help us pick the Most Authenic Legal Movies of All Time. Is "My Cousin Vinny" full of fluff? Does "12 Angry Men" better fit the procedural bill? Find out on this month’s episode of The180Live.

Free Personal Statement Workshop
Wed, 5/29, 9pm, Classroom Anywhere (attend from anywhere with internet access),www.bit.ly/lievents
*In this workshop, students will learn how to write a winning personal statement that gets the attention of admissions officers.  Leap off the page with guidance from our experts!



Several offices provide general and major/minor-related academic advising to specific cohorts of undergraduates.  To see where you go for academic advising, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/academichelp.shtml .

word of week

Solecism \SOL-uh-siz-uhm\, noun:

1. A breach of good manners or etiquette.

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