Browsing: On Campus

Flu kits—containing tissues, hand sanitizer, a thermometer, and a fact sheet with flu prevention tips—were distributed by the Dean of Students Office to students and student leaders during opening week, at orientation, and at some of the major events taking place on campus. The University has created a Web site that is designed to answer students, families, faculty, and staff questions about Stony Brook’s proactive response to the H1N1 Virus. Learn more about how to protect yourself, and what to do if you believe you have the virus.

Food, football, and fun—the recipe for a great weekend at Stony Brook’s Homecoming and Reunion known as Wolfstock—is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, through Saturday, October 3. “We’ve decided to change the look and feel of Wolfstock Village,” said Wolfstock Coordinator of Events Susan Abbott. Wolfstock 2009 will feature more inflatables and games for children in a cluster of tents with outdoor seating. It will be more intimate and family-friendly than previous events, with a carousel ride, agility games, balloon figures, a huge slide, an adrenalin-rush sports race, a football toss, bounce house, and carnival booths. Come out and enjoy…

Partner of the Year Award winners  The Career Center hosted its seventh annual Partnership Celebration to recognize employers, faculty, and staff who have worked with the department throughout the 2008-2009 academic year. Held in the Student Activities Center Ballroom B this year, more than 100 participants were on hand for the festivities. Friends of the Career Center continue to go the extra mile helping students. In 2007 at the fifth annual Partnership Celebration, Career Center Director Marianna Savoca said, “Internships are going to be our big buzz word this year and for the next several years. By 2013, we are…

Created last year as an education awareness campaign by then-President Kenny and designer Milton Glaser after the son of a Stony Brook professor died from alcohol poisoning, the Red Watch Band campaign has taken hold on campus, garnered national recognition, and become a model program for other colleges and universities. “Toxic drinking is a central concern on college campuses across the country,” explained Jenny Hwang, Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Prevention and Outreach. “More than 1,800 college students die each year from alcohol-related injuries.” Out of the original ad campaign, a comprehensive bystander intervention program was developed…

A proposal headed up by Gil Hanson, Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Geosciences, has been funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences in the amount of $1.5 million for five years. “GeoPREP Track 2: Expanding the Geoscience Pathway” aims to increase diversity in the Geosciences. This effort was spearheaded by Principal Investigator Hanson and co-PIs Brian Colle, Associate Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences; David Ferguson, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Department of Technology and Society; Kamazima Lwiza, Associate Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences; David Bynum, Director, Center for Science and Mathematics…

 Career Center Director Marianna Savoca It has a new name and a new image, but the same great service. The Career Contact and Alumni Network, formerly known as CCAN, is now called ZebraCAN, reinforcing the brand and linking it to its geographical proximity in the Career Center at the foot of Stony Brook’s Zebra Path. Career Center Director Marianna Savoca is hoping the rebranding will net at least one result—get Stony Brook students talking to real professionals who will share their work experiences and offer a clearer idea of the many vocations available to them when they graduate. Savoca said…

 Hundreds of breast and prostate cancer survivors, along with the physicians and staff of Stony Brook University Medical Center, will participate in the “Walk for Beauty, Walk for Life” in Stony Brook Village on Sunday, October 4. Co-sponsored by SBUMC and the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, the Walk raises funds for breast and prostate cancer research. The event has raised approximately $1 million since its inception in 1994. All of the funds from the 2009 Walk will support breast and prostate cancer research carried out by SBUMC researchers seeking ways to diagnose disease earlier and discover more effective and targeted…

 Professor Margot Palermo The College of Business (COB), in collaboration with the Career Center, has initiated a new program called the College of Business Leadership Community Service Program. “This initiative is to allow students to apply their academic studies in business ethics to community service,” said Margot Palermo, a professor at the COB who helped put the program together. “The main objective of the COB Leadership Community Service Program is to promote social responsibility, accountability, and the value of work experience among COB students in the Honors Ethics Business Program, and to contribute to the community.” The affiliation between the…

    10-inch Wolfie plush toy He’s been spotted in Seattle; in Chicago; Kennebunkport, Maine; at a Yankee game; and at a beach in Connecticut. There have also been Wolfie sightings in more exotic locales such as India, Singapore, Serbia, London, and Mexico. Wolfie, Stony Brook’s mascot, is showing up everywhere that his fans are as a result of a new campaign to increase his visibility and boost school pride and spirit, called “Where in the World is Wolfie?” A plush toy version of Stony Brook’s mascot is a hot-selling item, and with a growing fan base of 146 on Twitter …

Job hunting is highly competitive for the recent graduate. However, things are not any easier for the experienced professional population. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.6 million workers across the country were displaced from jobs they had held for at least three years from 2005 to 2007. The Displaced Professional Project Management Certification and Development Program was created at Stony Brook in Fall 2008. This program was initiated by the Center for Corporate Education and Training in the Office of Economic Development and funded by the Department of Labor and several local Workforce Investment Boards. The coaching and…