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Starbucks Truck

1 Starbucks TruckTired of walking all the way to the Union or Roth Cafe for your Starbucks fix? The new Starbucks Truck will be conveniently located on the west side of the SAC, adjacent to the bus circle. Just another way Stony Brook is trying to keep up with our caffeine needs. Meal plan dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, cash, credit and Starbucks gift cards will be accepted.

Hard work not only pays off, but pays big. The Faculty Student Association (FSA) is once again offering $2,500 in scholarship funds to student employees. Exclusive to FSA and Campus Dining, this scholarship will be awarded to five students who demonstrate exemplary leadership abilities and offer exceptional service to their peers. The scholarship, established during the Fall 2015 semester, evaluates student employees on their achievements in the workplace. Students must explain how the skills they learned on the job would be applicable to a future career. Recipients are awarded $500 each. Previous honorees from the Spring 2016 semester include: Joseph…

Three Stony Brook University graduate students — Tiffany Victor, Joseph Verardo and Vahideh Rasekhi — met with the staff members of Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Lee Zeldin and Congresswoman Nita Lowey as part of the NAGPS Graduate Students Legislative Action Day in Washington, D.C., on September 12. Twice a year, the Graduate Student Organization partners with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) for the NAGPS’ Advocacy Summit and Legislative Action Days. The Summit gathers student leaders from across the country for a two-day seminar and a day on the Hill meeting with policymakers about issues in…

You might say that Wales-born Rachel Schutz has made a science of music. A soprano, Schutz ’07 earned her bachelor of arts degree at Stony Brook as a double major in biology and music, then went on to earn a master’s degree in voice at the Bard College Conservatory of Music in 2009. She then added a master of arts degree in linguistics at the University of Hawaii in 2012 before returning to Stony Brook to pursue a DMA in voice. She completed her first year here last May. Rachel has been performing on stage since she was three years…

At the end of August, an assembly line of students from Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare filled more than 100 backpacks with school supplies they collected as part of their Bachelor of Science with a minor in Social Work (BSW) service project. The Undergraduate Social Welfare Alliance (USWA) presented the Long Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence with the backpacks that held supplies donated by students, faculty and staff from the School of Social Welfare. The backpacks were then given to homeless and at-risk children in our local communities who returned to school with the basic supplies they needed. The…

For the first time in Stony Brook history, the carnival came to campus. Undergraduate Student Government sponsored the event, dubbed Wolfieland, on Saturday, September 10. Wolfieland featured all the carnival fun a Seawolf could hope for — game booths hosted by student clubs, pop-up carnival rides including a ferris wheel, Gravitron and mechanical bull, and of course, cotton candy. Many students came out to enjoy the fun, creating the kind of lines you’d expect to see at Disney World. “I think it’s a great way to start off the new semester,” said Rebecca Molino ’16, a graduate student in sociology. Marianna Cantella ’18 agreed, saying, “I think it’s really cool…

On the first Friday of the 2016 Fall semester, students all over campus showed their Seawolves spirit in fashionable red ensembles. Check out their style and don’t forget to get your red on every Friday on campus! What will you wear this Friday, Seawolves? Remember — at SBU, red is always the new black. — By Joshua Pietzold Joshua Pietzold ’18 is a journalism major interning with the Office of Communications and Marketing.

The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook Village is the new home of Swing Dance Long Island’s (SDLI) monthly dances, with the first one kicking off on Saturday, September 10. This is a venue change for any SBU students that used to attend SDLI Saturday dances at the Brush Barn in Smithtown. The Jazz Loft is located at 275 Christian Avenue in Stony Brook. The September 10 event features Tommy James and His All Stars at 8 pm, with a beginner swing dance lesson before the show at 7:30 pm. All are welcome; no partner is necessary. Admission is $15 general, $13…

Seawolves football hosted all incoming international students in the first ever “Football 101” clinic on August 25, 2016. The players and coaches met with 125 new Seawolves to explain the ins and outs of American football, followed by a football skills clinic on the field at LaValle Stadium. Result? 125 brand new fans.

A quick look at a satellite image of Africa at night reveals the continent’s pressing need for electrical power. Stony Brook University exchange student Yelbi Balima ’18 has big plans to change that situation, beginning with one village, Sanogho, located in his native country, Burkina Faso, in West Africa. During his first semester at SUNY Korea, Yelbi, a technological systems management major specializing in mechanical engineering, delivered an eye-opening presentation to SUNY Korea President Choonho Kim and representatives from Korean power companies. Yelbi’s presentation was so persuasive that the Korean companies are now investing in his project. To make his…

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