THE FIVE YEAR GOAL
Stony Brook will offer students an exciting and supportive campus environment. In the past five years, campus life at Stony Brook has improved very noticeably, due to the opening of the Student Activities Center, entry into Division I athletics, and many new initiatives to build community spirit. Several large construction projects under way or in the planning stage will continue this trend. New centers, such as a Wo/Men's Center and an International Student Center, will further enhance campus life and bring different parts of the University community together in shared activities. Planning will also address the facilities needs of commuter and evening students and the increased space needs of existing services, including the Disabled Student Office and the Career Center.
Complete Phase II of the Student Activities Center, to include a large student lounge, student programming space, and a wellness center. (5.1, Vice President for Student Affairs)
Phase II of the Student Activities Center will be completed in summer 2002. The addition will provide a well-appointed student lounge, two large multi-purpose rooms for events, a wellness center, an art gallery and sculpture garden, and offices for the dean of students.
Complete the stadium to support Division I athletics. (5.1, Vice President for Administration)
Construction of the stadium is scheduled for completion in summer 2002, with finish worksuch as the installation of lockers, press boxes, and elevatorsto follow. If construction is completed on schedule, the stadium will be ready for use in fall 2002.
Explore the potential for providing recreation, exercise and wellness activities in the Health Sciences Center. (5.1; Vice President, Health Sciences Center)
The Vice President, Health Sciences Center has proposed creating a recreational and wellness facility on level 2. If the budget permits and space is available when the teaching laboratories are completed, a committee of students and staff will be convened to identify the activities and equipment of most interest.
Arrange forums and film series, followed by discussions, that address racial and other differences. (5.3, President; Vice President for Student Affairs)
Racial and other differences are addressed in the President's Lecture Series on Celebrating Diversity, the Diversity Calendar Grant Program, and other ongoing initiatives. Bi-weekly Stony Brook LIVE! Forums in Campus Life Time were inaugurated in 2001-02 to provide ongoing opportunities for intellectual exchange among faculty, staff and students on such themes as cross-cultural relations. Over 250 participants attended an interactive discussion on the "Faces of Religion," featuring five guest speakers.
Set up intercultural social events, fairs and celebrations. Currently there are many events organized by separate groups but not much intermingling of cultures. Include the whole community of students, faculty, administrators, staff in every employment category, and people from the surrounding community. (5.3, Vice President for Student Affairs)
Public intercultural events in 2001-02 included the December Festival of
Lights, which will become an annual event, an International Food Festival,
and an Evening with the Welfare Poets. The "United We Stand" World
Trade Center Benefit was spearheaded by the Latin American Student Association
in coordination with other campus groups and the Central Islip School District.
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