Browsing: Community Outreach

The courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces were honored on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Stony Brook University’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The event in the Students Activities Center was attended by approximately 165 members of the campus community, roughly 80 were veterans of foreign wars ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq vets, all the way back to World War II. The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band began the ceremony with a medley of the various marching songs for each branch of the military. Osbert Orduña, who honorably served the United States Marine Corps during Operation…

New York Sea Grant Director Bill Wise participated in a legislative briefing, “Using Science and Outreach to Assist State and Local Decision Makers in Disaster Preparedness and Public Safety,” on November 8 in Washington, DC, which was sponsored by Congressmen Lee Zeldin (NY) and Joe Courtney (CT). Wise and others on the panel conveyed the importance of the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) to Congressional leaders. Specifically, he discussed the Coastal Storm Awareness Program (CSAP), funded with $1.8 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This program was initiated after Superstorm Sandy to help understand the factors that influenced…

Join Daphne Perry, MPH, PHR, SHRM-CP, from the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, as she speaks about recognizing and addressing the early symptoms of dementia. Her lecture will focus on the difference between memory loss that has to do with aging and dementia, and the resources that can provide help for early diagnosis and intervention. The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease is one of 10 centers in New York State, and the only one serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties. It is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of…

A wall was erected outside of the Stony Brook Student Activities Center. It wasn’t large, or long, but it was made of black fabric. On the wall were small Post-It notes with messages of positivity and hope. One of the messages was a prominent “Don’t do it!” inscribed in bold lettering. In front of the wall were tables with pamphlets, stress balls, water bottles and bracelets. More noticeable, though, were the people that were in front of the wall. They waved neon-colored signs and chanted for people’s attention. Their signs read statistics and resources — “Suicide is the second leading…

Friday, November 17 This free conference for family and professional caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia will be held at the Huntington Hilton in Melville on Friday, November 17, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The keynote speaker is Robin McIntyre, a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association, who, along with her family, are the subject of a new book, The Inheritance, which tells the story of her family on the front lines of their battle against younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Alan Steinberg, MD, and Michael Starr, LMSW, from the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease will be providing a breakout session…

More than 40 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications were collected at the Student Activities Center Kiosk on Wednesday, October 25, for Pharmaceutical Take Back Day. This event provided the campus community a safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to dispose of expired pharmaceuticals and/or excess medications, including over-the-counter medications. Medication past its prime can contaminate landfill soil and the water supply, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science in 2014. Also, proper disposal removes the potential for accidental exposure or intentional misuse according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The campus-wide collection effort was…

Stony Brook University has partnered with several human services organizations to host a day-long conference for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) on Saturday, November 18, at the Student Activities Center. The event, called the Life Skills Symposium, will offer educational workshops and hands-on activities that explore and demonstrate ways people with I/DD can live independently in their community with support. This event is the result of an inter-agency collaboration between Stony Brook’s School of Professional Development (SPD) and East End Disability Associates Inc., Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Inc., YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities, Independent Support Services Inc., and…

Stony Brook University will host an Emergency Preparedness Day in partnership with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) on Wednesday, December 6. This free training event will be held from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Chapel and is open to all on campus and in the community. Severe weather events including hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, blizzards and floods occur continuously on Long Island. It is necessary for everyone to know how to prepare and respond to these events for increased safety. DHSES brings their expertise to the Stony…

November is American Diabetes Month, and Stony Brook Medicine is hosting Diabetes Day — a free, hands-on, expert-driven event for faculty, staff and students — on Tuesday, November 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at Stony Brook University Hospital’s Cafeteria, Café Fresco. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and many already have pre-diabetes. Take steps now to prevent and manage this widespread disease. Hear from Stony Brook Medicine experts on what you can do now to prevent and manage this disease Discover new technologies that can help with blood sugar control Get expert advice and answers to your questions…

On October 19 Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) — an organization that supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury —honored Stony Brook University at its annual gala and at the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale. The gala is a fundraising event for FREE and pays tribute to outstanding leaders that have supported their mission and have made remarkable contributions to the community. Stony Brook’s School of Professional Development (SPD) and FREE partnered up in the fall of last year to discuss FREE’s training and organizational development needs. SPD pursued a new initiative to…

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