Browsing: On Campus

    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…

Staller Center begins its season with a full spectrum of entertainment, from jazz and dance to classical music, radio theater, and family-friendly children’s shows on the Main Stage and in the Recital Hall. The season opens with the critically acclaimed jazz group, The Tierney Sutton Band, performing jazz standards on Saturday, October 10, at 8:00 pm in the Recital Hall. The Classics Broadcasts of live Metropolitan Opera performances (Met Opera in HD) begin Sunday, October 11, with Tosca at 1:00 pm on the big screen in the Main Stage Theatre and continue with eight more operas through May. The renowned…

By now you should have received your “It’s About Us” Guide for Giving in the mail. Our students, professors, and researchers are counting on our support more than ever. Although Stony Brook faculty and staff are already very generous with their time, talents, and resources, the “It’s About Us” campaign is another easy way for us to join together and invest in where we work. The “It’s About Us” Guide for Giving features dozens and dozens of worthy ways to help. You can also find your favorite program online in a searchable database at www.stonybrook.edu/itsaboutus. It’s easy to give, too. You can…

Wolfie was seen out and about this summer at several local events. In July he visited the Stony Brook School Mini Sports Day Camp, and in August Wolfie attended the Stony Brook Fire Department Celebratory Parade and the Setauket Fire Department’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. For more pictures, visit SB School Mini Sports Day Camp, SB Fire Department Parade, and Setauket Fire Department Celebration.

The Stony Brook Film Festival, which ran from July 23 to August 1, closed with the New York premiere of The Little Traitor, with writer and director Lynn Roth hosting a Q&A after the film, followed by an Awards Reception on the Staller Center Main Stage. John Anderson, film critic, who was master of ceremonies for the evening, announced Stony Brook’s Audience and Jury awards for best features and shorts. Alan Inkles, founder and director of the Festival, heard from both filmmakers and audience alike, who praised the diversity of the Stony Brook Film Festival. “It has been an amazing…

Stony Brook University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) received three awards from the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) at an annual conference at the University of Arizona. Stony Brook awardees include Melissa Mastrogiovanni, Residence Hall Association advisor, who received the “Valerie Averill Advisor of the Year” award; Craig McCarthy, RHA president and national communications coordinator, who received the “On-Campus Marketing National Communication Coordinator of the Year” award; and the Gina M. Vanacore Chapter, which received the NRHH “Chapter of the Year” award. The Stony Brook RHA…

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Campus Recreation Center (CRC) was held this summer. The $37.5 million 85,000 square-foot CRC is a student-oriented facility featuring contemporary workout space and space for a quality intramural program and for sports club team practice and competition. The groundbreaking was lead by former University President Shirley Strum Kenny and former Vice President of Student Affairs, Frederick Preston, who was a major force behind this facility. They were joined by faculty, staff, students, and government officials. Senator Kenneth LaValle, who was instrumental in securing funding for the CRC, was unable to attend but sent…

The University’s TechPREP program has received a second Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Foundation, which will be used to create mathematics and physics learning modules for TechPREP’s current cohort of middle school girls. The new learning modules will be taught during the spring and summer of 2010. TechPREP is a collaborative effort between the Liberty Partnership, the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), the Department of Technology and Society, and the Outreach Program for Long Island Technology Education (OPLITE). It is a multi-track program targeting sixth to eighth grade female students, parents, and school administrators…

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