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NOTE: Only events that are designated by a "*" can be used to satisfy the event requirement.

Per the University Scholars event policy, in order to receive event credit students must arrive on-time and remain for the entirety of the event. Late arrival/early departure will not be permitted. In addition, if you RSVP to an event and fail to show up (without providing at least 48 hours notice) you will not be permitted to RSVP for another event that term.

 

Scholars Council and Committee Meeting information can be found on the University Scholars homepage in the "Announcements" column.

 

 Note: Events are added on a rolling basis, so please check this page regularly.

Fall 2019 Events:

Scholars' Ball and Charity Toy Drive*

Monday, December 9, 2019; 5:00PM - 7:00PM, SAC Ballroom A 

Join us for our annual Charity Ball to help you relax a bit before final exams. There will be delicious food, and music. In order to receive credit, students must bring a new, non-gift-wrapped toy, to be donated to charity. You must drop off your toy at the event in order to receive credit. Students may not drop off their donation at any other time.

   

Past Events

 

Community Dialogue on LGBTQ* Inclusion and Legal Protections*

Tuesday, December 3, 2019; 7:00PM - 9:30PM SAC Ballroom A

Note: Due to the length of this program, this event will be worth two event credits.

This community dialogue will be an important opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to better understand this very timely issue, to discuss the different options through which we can address such division in our communities, and to identify some solid ways in which we can best support our community through today's national climate.

As this event is being co-sponsored, seating will be limited, so please be sure to arrive early to get a spot. Once the event reaches capacity, no additional students will be permitted to enter.

Young Investigators Review*

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:00PM - 2:20PM; Frey Hall, Room 100

Stony Brook Young Investigators Review, as well as the Alan Alda Center, will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Alan Hanash, a physician-scientist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In his lecture, he will be speaking on recent research regarding immunologic responses to stem cell transplantation that ultimately lead to intestinal epithelial regeneration. One disease in particular, known as graft-versus host disease (GVHD), has the potential to wreak havoc on this process and ultimately, epithelial recovery.

As this event is being co-sponsored, it may be beneficial for students to arrive early to have the best chance at getting a seat. Once room capacity is reached, no additional students will be permitted to enter.

Scholars' Kahoot! Game Night*

Monday, November 25, 2019, 5:30PM - 7:00PM; Center for Global Studies and Human Development (GLS/HDV Center) Multipurpose Room 200-202

Are you a Scholar? Big brain? Or just the luckiest guesser? Shoot your Ka-shot at our Kahoot game night! Join your fellow Scholars in a splash of fun, dash of competition, with a loop of the Kahoot music playing in the background.

SMASH for Body Positivity*

Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 1:00PM - 2:00PM SAC Plaza

SMASH! for Body Positivity provides students with resources necessary to overcome common beauty stereotypes; students will "smash" these stereotypes by smashing plates. Particular attention is paid to mental health, as we will be collaborating with other organizations on campus focused on mental health, such as the Center for Prevention and Outreach; and Chill.

WolfieTank*

Wednesday, November 6, 2019; 6:00PM - 8:30PM, Charles B. Wang Center

NOTE: Due to the length of this program, this event will be worth two event credits.

WolfieTank, like the popular TV show Shark Tank, presents a unique opportunity for members of the Stony Brook Community to showcase their talents by presenting ideas to an esteemed panel of Judges. Through this event, contestants will receive valuable feedback and expert advice from established individuals in the industry.  The accepted submissions will have the chance to present their ideas to a panel of professionals as well as to the Stony Brook community in an effort to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and professional networking.

To submit an idea for consideration, and to RSVP, please click here

Stony Brook Hockey Food Drive*

Sunday, November 10, 2019; 1:45PM, The Rinx (660 Terry Road, Hauppauge, NY 11788)

Help cheer on the Stony Brook Hockey Team and help families in need by donating a non-perishable food item. Please note, this event is being held off-campus, so you will need to find transportation to the venue. Credit will be awarded only to students who bring two non-perishable food items for donation.

Scholars' Pajama Party Night*

Friday, November 15, 2019; 7:00PM - 9:00PM Tabler Center Performance Area (Black Box Theater)

Come join fellow Scholars for a night of snacks, games, and fun at the Social Committee’s Pajama Party Night! Feel free to wear your PJs while playing some board games, JackBox, and Mafia with some new friends.

Microaggressions and the Pursuit of Equity*

Monday, October 28, 2019; 7:00PM - 8:00PM, SAC Auditorium

Part of the Presidential Lecture Series, this event will feature Jelani Cobb (journalist, educator and staff writer for The New Yorker) who will be speaking on microaggressions. As this event is being co-sponsored, seating will be limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. RSVP is recommended here.

Technion Study Abroad/Summer Internship Information Session*

Wednesday, October 30, 2019; 1:00PM - 2:15PM, Earth and Space Sciences Building, room 131

A representative from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology will explain and discuss the opportunities offered at the school, including study abroad programs, summer internships, etc. As it is a STEM school, the conversation will be geared towards STEM students, and those on the pre-medical track.

Pediatric Oncology Card-Making Event*

Wednesday, October 23, 2019; 7:00PM - 8:00PM, Roth 103 (SSO Center)

Join us for our annual card-making/banner event for the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

RSVP is mandatory as this event is capped at 50 students. Be sure that you are logged in with your Net ID and password to access the RSVP form found here.

Mental Health Comedy Tour*

Thursday, October 17, 2019; 7:00PM - 9:30PM, Tabler Arts Center, Black Box Theatre

NOTE: Due to the length of this program, this event will be worth two event credits.

This entertaining standup comedy show is designed to increase awareness about mental health and suicide, and fight the stigma linked to mental illness. Its hope is to inspire and open a dialogue, especially with those who may otherwise feel alone. There will be a 90-minute standup routine, 30-minutes of the comedians opening up about their own struggles with mental illness and how they've overcome these challenges; and then a Q&A with the audience.

As with all of our events, late entry/early exit will not be permitted. Please be sure to stop at the sign-in table to sign the Scholars' attendance sheet.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.

Faculty Panel*

Monday, October 7, 2019; 5:30PM - 7:30PM, SAC Ballroom B

Hear from some of Stony Brook's most popular faculty as they discuss their college experiences, what led them to teaching, and any research they are currently involved in.  RSVP required as seating is limited. You must be logged in with your Net ID and password to access the RSVP form found here

Scholars' Spelling Bee Competition*

Thursday, October 10, 2019; 5:00PM - 7:00PM, SAC Auditorium

Think you're the best speller in the Scholars Program? Prove it! Join us for this fun event either as a competitor, or to cheer on your favorite participant. Students who wish to attend as audience members do not need to RSVP. Please note: Only 50 students can take part in the actual competition. Y ou must be logged in with your Net ID and password to sign up to compete via the Google Form found here. Any student who registers after the 50-person cap has been reached will be emailed to let them know that they are an alternate.

Community Dialogue on Incarceration in the United States*

Monday, September 23, 2019; 7:00PM - 9:30PM, SAC Ballroom A (two-credit event)

Hosted by the Center for Civic Justice, this community dialogue will be an important opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to better understand this very timely issue, to discuss the different options through which we can address such division in our communities, and to identify some solid ways in which we can best support our community through today's national climate.

Note: As this event is being co-sponsored, there is no RSVP which means that you will need to arrive early to guarantee yourself a seat. Once capacity is reached no additional students will be permitted to attend.

Due to the length of this event, this is a 2-credit event.

Beyond the Classroom*

Thursday, September 12, 2019; 7:00PM - 8:30PM, SAC Ballroom B

Leadership and involvement are crucial parts of the college experience, and can make the difference between getting accepted to a graduate/professional school, or not. This annual panel event will allow students to hear from current University Scholars who are involved in a variety of leadership opportunities on campus. Positions that will be discussed include Scholars Fellows, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Student Ambassador, Scholars' Intern, Teaching Assistant, Study Abroad, and others.  RSVP required as seating is limited. THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.

 

University Scholars' Ice Cream Social*

Tuesday, August 27, 2019; 5:00PM - 7:00PM, SAC Ballroom B

This event will provide an opportunity for new freshmen to connect with upperclassmen in the University Scholars Program. 

 

End of Year Banquet and Awards Ceremony*

Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:00PM - 8:00PM SAC Ballroom A

Join us for our annual End of Year Banquet where we will recap some of the highlights from the past academic year, and present our Senior Scholar of  the Year awards to some of our graduating students.  This event is no longer accepting RSVPs.

Neuroengineering and AI: Opportunities and Challenges in a Future Blurring the Lines Between Mind and Machine*

Wednesday, April 24, 2019; 1:00PM - 2:15PM, SAC Auditorium

The Alan Alda Center & Young Investigators Review are hosting this lecture by Dr. Christopher J. Rozell. Dr. Rozell will be speaking on recent research building intelligent technologies that interface with neural systems to create novel cyborgs. As the lines between mind and machine grow more blurry, we will also discuss a number of new questions this raises about what it means to be human and the resulting consequences for everything from medical ethics to our legal system. 

NOTE: As this event is being sponsored by another area there is no RSVP; so be sure to arrive early to have the best chance at getting a seat. Once capacity is reached, no additional students will be permitted to enter. 

Camp Cleanup Event*

Saturday, April 27, 2019; 10:00AM - 2:00PM (Meet at Administration Loop -between Wang and Admin - at 9:45am SHARP!) 

Join us for our annual trip to Camp Paquatuck in Center Moriches as we help the staff prepare the grounds for the upcoming camp season. Camp Paquatuck is a camp for people with disabilities, so they rely heavily on volunteers. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you won't mind getting dirty. Some of the work may involve painting, helping with landscaping, removing old furniture, etc.  NOTE: Due to the length of this event, students will earn two event credits for participation. You must be logged in with your Stony Brook Net ID and password to access the RSVP Form. THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.

AstroFest*

Thursday, May 2, 2019; 5:00PM - 10:00PM ESS Lobby

Stony Brook Astronomy Club's 9th Annual AstroFest  is open to the entire campus as well as the public, and is geared towards people of all backgrounds in astronomy and physics, including no background! There will be explanations of current events in space, exciting demos, to-scale Solar System tours, solar observing to start and nighttime observing to finish. Admission, raffle entry, and refreshments are all completely free, and credit will be given to anyone who participates in enough of the activities. For updates, there is a  Facebook event page , and for any questions, you can e-mail the club at  sbu.astro.club@gmail.com . If you need volunteer hours, or just would like to help run the event, you're welcome to reach out about the opportunity to help out as well; the Astronomy Club can always use more help in taking attendance, running demos, and guiding crowds.

Knowledge Community: Gendered Expectations in Society*

Thursday, April 18, 2019; 7pm to 9:30pm, SAC 305
In partnership with LGBTQ* Services and several student organizations, the Center for Civic Justice is hosting its first-ever Knowledge Community. This event is intended to generate dialogue on the ways in which gendered expectations in society affect everyone in unique ways. The dialogue will address how gender identities socialize us, and how socialization can profoundly impact aspects of our lives such as familial expectations, standards of success, and one's safety within society. 

Note:  As this event is being sponsored by another area there is no RSVP; so be sure to arrive early to have the best chance at getting a seat. Once capacity is reached, no additional students will be permitted to enter.   

SB C-CERT Public Training*

Friday, April 5, 2019; 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Engineering, room 143

Spring Public Training
As spring is approaching, many severe weather conditions might also follow in the steps of this beautiful season. During this public training, CERT will educate the student body about several types of frequently occurring severe weather conditions in the spring. The public training will also be going over some safety precautions and tips on how to correctly prepare, and respond, to these weather conditions. By the end of this training, CERT hopes that everyone is trained properly and confidently to deal with dangerous weather conditions in the future. RSVP required. Be sure to be logged in with your Stony Brook Net ID and password to access the RSVP form  here.

The Game of Life: After Stony Brook Edition*

Monday, April 8, 2019; 12:00PM - 4:00PM ( it will take approx. 30 minutes to complete...you won't be there for four hours); SAC Ballroom A

Are you prepared to survive on what your first job pays you??? Find out during The Game of Life. Students must pre-register on the event's description page found  here.

Medical School Panel*

Tuesday, April 9, 2019; 7:00PM - 9:00PM LDS Center (H-Quad)

Join us for our annual Medical School Panel where you will hear from recent graduates from the University Scholars Program who are currently attending different medical schools in the area. Panelists will share their knowledge of the application process, interviews, and their experiences over their time in medical school. Q&A portion will follow. RSVP is required as seating is limited. Be sure you are logged in with your Stony Brook Net ID and password to access the RSVP form  here.

Financial Literacy*

Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 1:00PM - 2:15PM SAC 304

Have you ever overheard a conversation about stocks/bonds and realized you have no idea what they are? Start adulting and increase your financial literacy by coming down to SAC 304 on April 10th to hear from a Fidelity Investments representative hosted by the Academic Committee. Learn about budgeting, money management, and general financial terms such as ETF, mutual funds, and index funds to make well-informed monetary decisions. RSVP required as space is limited to 45 students. RSVP  here. Remember you must be logged in with your Stony Brook Net ID and password in order to access the RSVP form.  

DIY De-Stress Night*

Tuesday, April 2, 2019; 7:00PM - 9:00PM LDS Center (H-Quad) 

To help relieve some of the stress that comes along with studying for midterms and finals, the Social Committee is hosting a relaxation event where students can visit various stations to take part in activities such as finger painting, building your own stress balls, create your own 'slime', or color. 

 

Community Dialogue on the State of Healthcare*

Wednesday, April 3, 2019; 7:00PM - 9:30PM SAC Ballroom A 

This community dialogue will be an important opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to better understand this very timely issue; to discuss the different options through which we can address such division in our communities; and to identify some solid ways in which we can best support our community through today's national climate.

NOTE: This event is being co-sponsored with the Center for Civic Justice, so be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time, or you run the risk of the room reaching capacity and being turned away.   Due to the length of the program, this event is worth 2 event credits.

 

SMASH! For Body Positivity*

Wednesday, March 27, 2019; 1:00PM - 2:15PM SAC Plaza

SMASH! for Body Positivity provides students with resources necessary to overcome common beauty stereotypes; students will "smash" these stereotypes by smashing plates. Particular attention is paid to mental health, as we will be collaborating with other organizations on campus focused on mental health.

 

Atria - Assisted Living Trip*

Saturday, March 30, 2019; 1:00PM-3:00PM (meet at SAC Loop at 12:30PM)

Our annual trip to the Atria Assisted Living Facility in East Setauket. Scholars will visit with the residents, play board games with them, and help to brighten their day.   Due to the length of this event, Scholars who participate will be awarded 2 event credits.

This trip is capped at 25 students and   you must RSVP  here

 

Community Dialogue - "A Divided Government" *

Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:00PM - 9:30PM SAC Ballroom A

This community dialogue will be an important opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to better understand this very timely issue, to discuss the different options through which we can address such division in our communities, and to identify some solid ways in which we can best support our community through today's national climate.

NOTE: This event is being co-sponsored with the Center for Civic Justice, so be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time, or you run the risk of the room reaching capacity and being turned away. Due to the length of the program, this event is worth 2 event credits.

 

Sexual Harassment & Gender Discrimination in the Sciences, Engineering & Medicine*

Wednesday, February 27, 2019; 5:00PM - 6:30PM Wang Center Theater

This will be a panel discussion on how academic institutions might promote systemic, research-based policies to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination by supporting diversity, inclusion, and respect on campus. 

RSVP IS REQUIRED AS SEATING IS LIMITED. THIS EVENT IS CAPPED AT 70 STUDENTS. Any student who RSVPs after the cap is reached, but before the form is closed, will receive an email alerting them that they are on the waitlist for the event.    You must be logged in with your Net ID and password to access the RSVP form found  here.

Pre-Conference Workshop*

Wednesday, February 27, 2019; 7:00PM - 10:00PM SAC Ballroom B

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, in collaboration with the Career Center and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is hosting this event to provide information on upcoming job conferences and help prepare students for when they attend these conferences. Company professionals (from companies such as General Electric) will be on-hand to review student's resume and provide advice on the job process in general.  Students should come with a resume already made, and should dress appropriately for an interview setting. The Career Center will also be hosting a workshop during this event.

For more specifics about the event, please e-mail Eldon Lu at  eldon.lu@stonybrook.edu.

Heart Gallery*

Thursday, February 21, 2019; 6:00PM - 8:00PM LDS Center (H-Quad)

In honor of American Heart Month, come and view student artwork related to increasing awareness of heart disease. This event will also include a presentation related to heart disease and how it is impacting college students.

 

“Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office” — a fireside chat with tech company SAP SE CEO Bill McDermott*

Tuesday, February 5, 2019; 1:00PM - 2:00PM, Wang Theatre

During this intimate conversation, hosted by the Career Center, McDermott will discuss his working class upbringing. Born and raised in Amityville on Long Island, at the age of 16 he bought the Amityville Country Delicatessen for $7,000. The business helped pay for his undergraduate education at Dowling College. After that McDermott earned his MBA at Northwestern University and then completed the Executive Development Program at Wharton School of Business.

In 2002 McDermott became CEO of SAP America and in 2010 he became co-CEO of SAP AG. In 2014 McDermott was the first American to become CEO of the company, now known as SAP SE. Since 2010 SAP’s market cap has increased from $39 billion to $144.7 billion.

RSVP is required by Monday, 2/4, at 12PM, as seating is limited; and students MUST click on the Handshake registration link found in the RSVP form. This event is capped at50 students, so RSVP quickly to ensure you get a spot. Any student who RSVPs after the cap has been reached, but before the form is closed, will receive an email notifying them that they are on the waitlist. RSVP  here and make sure you are logged in with your Net ID and password to access the form. 

 

 

 

Toys for Tots Charity Ball*

Tuesday, December 4, 2018; 6:00PM - 8:00PM LDS Center (H-Quad)

Join us for our annual Toys for Tots Charity Ball. Enjoy some delicious treats and great music, while helping a wonderful cause. In order to receive event credit, you must bring a NEW (non-gift-wrapped) toy to donate to the charity.

Young Investigator's Review*

Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 1:00PM - 2:10PM Wang Lecture Hall 2

" Watching Cells Behave Badly: Bioelectrical Signaling during Cancer"

Join Dr. Dany Adams as she discusses what has been learned in the last 30-odd years about the non-genetic changes cells undergo as they transform from normal cell to tumor cell to metastatic cell, and how we can use that information to diagnose and treat cancer. Dr. Adams is the Life Sciences Manager at Akita Innovations, Founder and CSO of Ion Diagnostics, and Founding Editor-in-chief of the new Mary Ann Liebert Inc. journal Bioelectricity. 

NOTE: This event is being co-sponsored, so be sure to arrive early to secure a seat. When the room reaches capacity, no additional students will be able to enter.

 

 

Red Watch Band Training*

Wednesday, November 14, 2018; 1:00PM - 2:20PM Roth Lounge (Roth 122)

The mission of the Red Watch Band is to provide students in the Stony Brook community with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect. Students also learn useful information about standard drink sizes, common myths to sobering up and high risk environments and behaviors associated with binge drinking . Students who are interested in becoming Scholars Fellows, Orientation Leaders, Resident Assistants, etc. are highly encouraged to become Red Watch Band trained.

Each training is capped at 35 students, so RSVP is required. THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.

Scholars' Trivia Bowl*

Wednesday, November 14, 2018; 6:00PM - 8:00PM, SAC Auditorium

Come down to the SAC Auditorium and assert your intellectual dominance over fellow Scholars!  Meet new people, learn new things, or show everyone that you already know everything. Display your knowledge in topics ranging from academics to pop culture.  You can team up with friends (teams of 5) or make new ones in an exciting night of trivia.  RSVP is mandatory for this event. NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.

SB C-CERT Disaster Preparedness Event*

Thursday, November 15, 2018; 7:30PM - 8:30PM ESS Room 001 

With the Thanksgiving Break approaching, the frigid temperatures also on the way. Want to know how to stay safe while enjoying your break? Join us at the Public Training presented by C-CERT  before the winter storms hit. Be prepared for the worst situations, and learn how to handle outdoor and indoor emergencies with guidance from C-CERT!  RSVP is mandatory for this event. NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.

Community Dialogue on the #MeToo Movement*

Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 7:00PM - 9:30PM SAC Ballroom A

This community dialogue will be an important opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to better understand issues around the #MeToo Movement, to discuss the different ways in which our community can seek to address these issues, and to identify some solid ways in which we can best support our community through today's challenges.  Please note, this is an event we are offering in collaboration with another department, so no RSVP is being done. To ensure you get a seat, please arrive early.   Due to the length of this event, Scholars who attend will be awarded 2 event credits.  

Scholars' Murder Mystery Night*

Monday, October 29, 2018; 5:00PM - 6:30PM LDS Center (H-Quad)

Attend our horror-filled Murder Mystery, where some survive - and other’s don’t. Enjoy refreshments and a social gathering of Scholars at our mock dinner banquet while you solve the interesting and horrific 'murder' of one of our own. The event is masquerade and black tie (encouraged but not required) - dress like this night is your last!  Note: This event has reached capacity and is no longer accepting RSVPs.

Red Watch Band Training*

Tuesday, October 16, 2018; 7:00PM - 8:30PM Roth Lounge (Roth 122)

The mission of the Red Watch Band is to provide students in the Stony Brook community with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect. Students also learn useful information about standard drink sizes, common myths to sobering up and high risk environments and behaviors associated with binge drinking . Students who are interested in becoming Scholars Fellows, Orientation Leaders, Resident Assistants, etc. are highly encouraged to become Red Watch Band trained.

Each training is capped at 35 students, so RSVP is required. THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.

Scholars' Faculty Panel*

Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 6:00PM - 8:00PM Center for Leadership and Service (H-Quad)

Hear from some of Stony Brook's most popular faculty about their undergraduate and graduate studies; what brought them to teaching; and their research interests/projects. Panelists will discuss the importance of making a connection with your instructors, and how this can help you with your future goals.

RSVP is a must as seating is limited. You must be logged in with your Net ID and password in order to access the RSVP form  here.

Demystifying Engineering Majors*

Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 8:00PM - 10:00PM SAC Ballroom A

The event is directed towards freshmen with an interest in engineering and aims to provide them with a better idea of what each discipline does in the real world through a panel of professors and professionals, and presentations of case studies. Please note, this is an event we are offering in collaboration with another department, so no RSVP is being done.

Chat! Choose! Connect!*

Tuesday, September 25, 2018; 6:00PM - 8:00PM LDS Center (H-Quad)

Sit down and "speed-date" fellow Scholars to exchange tips/advice about academic life, classes and professors, extracurriculars, time management, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and many more topics concerning the college student experience. The event will include group dialogues, networking, and a Q&A panel. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THIS EVENT:   Freshmen and sophomores may RSVP to the event;  juniors and seniors who wish to serve as group facilitators/mentors, may email to register. Reminder - you must be logged in with your Stony Brook Net ID and password to access the RSVP form.

 

  Freshman and Sophomores   Juniors and Seniors

Red Watch Band Training*

Wednesday, September 26, 2018; 1:00PM - 2:20PM Roth Lounge (Roth 122)

The mission of the Red Watch Band is to provide students in the Stony Brook community with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect. Students also learn useful information about standard drink sizes, common myths to sobering up and high risk environments and behaviors associated with binge drinking . Students who are interested in becoming Scholars Fellows, Orientation Leaders, Resident Assistants, etc. are highly encouraged to become Red Watch Band trained.

Each training is capped at 35 students, so RSVP is required.  This event has reached capacity and is no longer accepting RSVPs.

Community Dialogue on Freedom of Speech*

Monday, September 17, 2018; 7:00PM - 9:30PM Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom A

This community dialogue will be an important opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to better understand issues around freedom of speech, to discuss the different ways in which our community can seek to address these issues, and to identify some solid ways in which we can best support our community through today's challenges. Please note, this is an event we are offering in collaboration with another department, so no RSVP is being done. To ensure you get a seat, please arrive early. Due to the length of this event, Scholars who attend will be awarded 2 event credits.

 

Beyond the Classroom*

Thursday, September 13, 2018; 6:30PM - 8:30PM SAC Ballroom B

Co-curricular involvement and leadership are extremely important in making yourself a competitive candidate for graduate schools, medical schools, etc. Hear from other University Scholars who are involved in a variety of leadership and co-curricular opportunities. You will learn about different student leadership positions including Scholars Fellows, Student Ambassadors, Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Peer Assistant Leaders, Academic Success and Tutoring Center Tutors, Research Assistants, and Undergraduate Student Government. This panel event is primarily for freshmen and sophomores in the Scholars Program, so RSVPs from those students will be given priority. RSVP is a must as seating is limited. You must be logged in with your Net ID and password in order to access the RSVP. 

rsvp here

 

Scholars' Atria Visit*

Saturday, September 15, 2018; Meet at SAC Loop at 9:45AM (return to campus around 1:30PM)

Our annual trip to the Atria Assisted Living Facility in East Setauket. Scholars will visit with the residents, play board games with them, and help to brighten their day. Due to the length of this event, Scholars who participate will be awarded 2 event credits.

This trip is capped at 25 students and RSVP is a must. This event has reached capacity and is no longer accepting RSVPs.

 

Peer Assistant Leader/Mentee Ice Cream Social*

Wednesday, August 29, 2018; 5:30PM - 7:30PM SAC Ballroom B

First meeting of University Scholars PALs and their mentees for the 2018-2019 academic year. Freshmen who requested and were assigned a Peer Assistant Leader will be able to meet with their PAL, go over strategies for success for the upcoming semester, and solidify meeting dates for the remainder of the academic year. This event is ONLY open to Scholars Peer Assistant Leaders and their Fall 2018 freshmen mentees. RSVP is mandatory for this event. Invitation/RSVP will be emailed to PALs and freshmen just prior to Opening Weekend for Fall 2018.

 

End of Year Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Monday, May 7, 2018; 6:00PM - 8:00PM SAC Ballroom A

Join us for our annual end of year banquet. Our final event of the semester will recap some of the highlights of the Program and recognize some of our outstanding graduating students with the Senior Scholar of the Year awards. *For-credit* RSVP will be required as seating is limited. THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPs.

 

AstroFest

Thursday, April 26, 2018; ESS Building (lobby)

Stony Brook Astronomy Club's annual AstroFest returns  Thursday, April 26th, opening the ESS building to the public for an evening of rooftop observing, solar system tours, and interactive science demos and crafts. The event will begin at  5:00pm and will run until  10:00pm, with credit given based on number of activities completed, so don't worry if you can't be there at the start or have to leave before the end. If you or your club are interested in helping out or collaborating, or if you have any questions about the event, contact Astronomy Club VP Brian Walker at  brian.j.walker@stonybrook.edu for more details. *For-credit*

 

Camp Cleanup at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Saturday, April 14, 2018; 8:30AM - 4:00PM Meet in SAC Lobby (rain or shine)

The annual Camp Pa Qua Tuck Spring clean up is here! The event will be held on April 14, 2018. We will be meeting in the SAC at leaving promptly at 8:30 AM, so please arrive on time. We will be participating in a group clean and organizing inventory so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The event will take place rain or shine!  RSVP is required. *For-credit*

rsvp here

 

OMG It's Melting - Josh Willis, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 1:00PM - 2:15PM SAC Auditorium

Dr. Josh Willis, Project Scientist - Jason-3 for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, will discuss early results from Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG), and the use of comedy to communicate about climate change. Dr. Willis is the lead NASA scientist for the Jason missions, which measure sea level rise from space. *For-credit*

 

Community Dialogue on Mass Shootings and Gun Violence

Monday, April 2, 2018; 7:00PM - 9:30PM SAC Ballroom A

This Community Dialogue on Mass Shootings and Gun Violence will be an important opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to come together to better understand this very timely issue, to discuss the different options through which we can address mass shootings and gun violence in our communities, and to identify some solid ways in which we can best support our community through today's national climate. *For-credit*

 

The Game of Life

Tuesday, April 3, 2018; 12:00PM - 4:00PM SAC Ballroom A (game will take approx. 30 minutes, offered in rounds)

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be hosting this event. The purpose is to help you align your potential financial perceptions with realities based on future salary expectations and goals. During the game, you will be given "money" and you will simulate making financial decisions. Pre-register for the event here SCHOLARS MUST SWIPE IN, AND COMPLETE THE SURVEY AT THE END IN ORDER TO CAPTURE ATTENDANCE DATA. *For-credit*

 

Medical School Panel

Tuesday, April 3, 2018; 7:00PM - 9:00PM LDS Center (H-Quad)

Our annual medical school panel will allow students to hear firsthand experiences of graduates of the University Scholars Program who are currently in their second and third years of medical school. Panelists will share advice on MCAT preparation, the application process, and share stories about their own experiences as medical students. Question and answer period to follow. RSVP is required . To RSVP, please go here. You must be logged in with your Net ID and password. *For-credit*

 

Part of the Pack

Thursday, March 29, 2018; 7:30PM SAC Ballroom A

Part of the Pack is a mental health awareness program hosted by RHA, NRHH, and USG. The event will feature guest speaker Anika Daughtry: Senior Director, Program Services for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®; tabling from organizations and services around campus will provide stress relieving activities and information; and a walk to a candlelight vigil.  Each person will be swiped in and given a program and a tealight (which they can then trade for a free T-shirt). *For-credit*

 

Movie Screening, "Be About It," hosted by Team HBV

Tuesday, March 27, 2018; 7:00PM - 9:00PM Tabler Center, Black Box Theater (Tabler Quad)

Join Team HBV as they end the silence on the "silent killer" known as the Hepatitis B Virus (HepB) and discuss how stigma, misconceptions and lack of awareness have contributed to the spread of this disease, especially among Asian and Pacific Islander communities. HepB affects 1 in 10 Asians and Pacific Islanders across the U.S. and worldwide, with an estimated 25% of annual deaths. We can't just talk about it, we have to Be About It! Team HBV will be screening "Be About It" to see how HepB affected the lives of two Asian American families and understand how we as students, friends and family members can work together to promote awareness about the HepB virus. Doors will o pen at 7PM and close promptly at 7:15PM when the screening starts. There will be a separate Google attendance sheet for University Scholars upon exiting the event . *For-credit*

 

SMASH for Body Positivity

Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 1:00PM - 2:20PM SAC Plaza

This event, sponsored by NRHH, will educate attendees about the importance of mental health and promoting positive body image, and overall physical well-being. *For-credit*

 

Start-Up Nation Tech Fair

Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 6:30PM - 9:00PM SAC Ballroom A

Co-sponsored with the Hillel Student Club, this event is a professionally organized expo featuring early-stage Israeli companies exhibiting innovative products and technologies. The fair will also feature internship and employment opportunities with the exhibiting companies. The Entrepreneurship Panel will run from 6:45PM - 7:15PM, and the networking portion will run from 7:15PM - 9:00PM. For questions, or more information, please contact Benjamin Rahmani at benjamin.rahmani@stonybrook.edu. *For-credit*

 

Women's Leadership Council Hosts Mallika Dutt

Thursday, March 22, 2018; 5:00PM - 6:30PM Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, Kenny Marburger Room

Mallika D utt will be presenting about a wide range of topics on social and cultural change with an emphasis on compassion, love, and other forms for non-violent activism. If you are interested in civil rights, economic and environmental justice, progressive public policy, and global health, this event is for you! RSVP is mandatory, so p lease RSVP at  https://goo.gl/forms/4MTf8rg4PUav2QKi1 . For more information pl ease email   kathryn.eckartt@stonybrook.edu. *For-credit*

 

Scholars' Research Panel

Tuesday, February 27, 2018; 6:00PM - 8:00PM LDS Center (H-Quad)

Join us for this panel event where current Scholars will share some of their on- and off-campus research experiences. For students considering graduate or professional school after graduation, experience with undergraduate research is becoming a minimum qualification for consideration. Scholars on the panel will discuss how they first got involved in research, how it has helped them pursue their future goals, and provide tips on seeking out research opportunities. RSVP required. You must be logged in with your Net ID and password to access the RSVP form  here  *For-credit*

 

Scholars' Class-Year Mixer

Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 6:00PM - 8:00PM LDS Center (H-Quad)

Freshmen and sophomores will have the opportunity to engage in a 'speed-dating' type event where they will move from station to station hearing about the experiences of Scholars in their junior and senior years. RSVP is required and is limited to freshmen and sophomore students only. You must be logged in with your Net ID and password to access the RSVP form  here *For-credit*

 

Community Dialogue on How to Fix a Political System

Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 7:00PM - 9:00PM SAC Ballroom B

This community dialogue will be an important opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to better understand issues affecting the United States government; to discuss the different options through which we can improve our political system; and to identify some solid ways in which we can best support our community through today's challenges. *For-credit*

 

Valentine's Day Card Event

Tuesday, February 6, 2018; 6:30PM - 8:30PM Roth 103

Help brighten the Valentine's Day of children at Stony Brook University Hospital's Pediatric Oncology unit by making cards for them. Materials will be provided. 30 students at a time can be in the room making the cards, so you may need to wait a bit if the room is at capacity, but students do not need to stay for the entire two hours to receive credit. *For-credit*