At last year’s State of the University Address, Chancellor Zimpher unveiled a new video – “The Power of SUNY – It’s Catching On!” – or more popularly known as the beach ball video.
Well – this Monday is the Chancellor’s second State of the University Address, and she’ll be kicking it off with a brand new video highlighting all of SUNY’s great campuses across the state.
So, we thought it might be time for some nostalgia. Enjoy!
From all of us here at The State University of New York, happy holidays!
Former SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden submitted his letter of resignation today to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. As he said in his own words, “most observers would agree that the last four years have been, for SUNY, the most tumultuous since its founding.” Thanks for helping to get us through them.
Check out this statement from current Chairman H. Carl McCall and Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher after the jump:
SUNY Maritime was the first college of its kind in the nation, so it’s no wonder that Wärtsilä, a marine solutions company based in Helsinki with offices in Houston, has decided to donate an engine to their engineering program.
To celebrate, SUNY Board Chairman Carl T. Hayden joined Maritime cadets, faculty, and administrators in ringing the closing bell for the NASDAQ.
According to the company, the Wärtsilä 6L26 Medium Speed Diesel Engine is the latest in marine engine technology, with “fewer parts, less maintenance requirements, low fuel consumption, reduced emission levels, and the ability to run reliably on a variety of fuels.”
Worth approximately one million dollars, the donation is the first step in an exciting new public-private partnership.
The writer is Joyce F. Brown, president of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
It is disheartening to think that even today—as more and more businesses embrace creativity as a critical qualification in their employees—art education is treated as a step-child in our public education system, and particularly in our primary and secondary schools. Federal testing mandates and limited funds notwithstanding, many people simply think of the arts as add-ons…hobbies…fun extracurricular activities, but certainly not pivotal to a child’s education.
Yet studies show that young people who participate in the arts on a steady basis for just one year are:
• four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievements
• four times more likely to participate in math and science fairs
• three times more likely to have excellent attendance records
• twice as likely to read for pleasure. Continue reading