As the Olympics began on Friday, July 27 two of our GenerationSUNY interns took part in a program called the WellNYS Everyday Olympic Experience. The goal was to complete a healthy behavior each day of the Olympics from the list of 16 provided. The end goal was learning the benefits of such behaviors so they can therefore become daily rituals.
The Healthy Behaviors:
1) Weigh yourself and write it down
2) Wake up early and participate in 20 minutes of physical activity
3) Listen to energizing music for 10 minutes
4) Participate in one of the Summer Olympic sports for 15 minutes
5) Spend 20 minutes in meditation/quiet reflection or write in a journal
6) Spend time outside and explore nature
7) Eat a variety of 5-7 fruits and vegetables today
8) Try something fun that will make you laugh
9) Put on sunscreen and wear sunglasses
10) Do a random act of kindness
11) Read one food label
12) Make water your beverage of choice today
13) Floss your teeth twice today
14) In bed lights off for 8 hours before alarm goes off
15) Write down everything you ate today
16) Start a new habit and end a bad habit
Despite what some people may think- success can come from a public or non ivy league education in college.
Tuesday morning I stumbled upon this article while doing my morning catch up of current events. Being a SUNY grad- it caught my eye and I had to read further. I was amazed at the notable names on the list- some of which I’ve heard time and time again and others I hadn’t the slightest clue they didn’t graduate from Harvard or Yale.
Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees passed a pledge to support a “Tobacco-Free SUNY” policy banning the use of tobacco on grounds and facilities and in vehicles owned, leased, or controlled by SUNY.
By doing so, SUNY would become the largest public university system nationwide to adopt a comprehensive tobacco-free policy. The resolution was reached by the Chancellor’s Task Force for a Tobacco-Free SUNY, where all walks of SUNY were represented- students, faculty, staff, administration and community partners. Continue reading
Credit: Greece Post
SUNY Brockport alum Michael Giardino was recently appointed director of aviation for Monroe County’s Greater Rochester International Airport. Giardino, a retired US Navy Commander, was excited to share with us some great stories and details about his SUNY education and the pathway it provided to his success.
How did your SUNY education help you prepare for your military experience?
First and foremost, I would not have qualified for a officer’s commission without a bachelor’s degree, so you could say that my SUNY degree meant everything to me as far as preparing me for the military. Continue reading
At the SUNY-ESF/Syracuse University 2012 Commencement celebration on May 13, nearly 98,000 plastic bottles were on display in the Carrier Dome, not in their original container shape, but in the form of 3,900 graduation gowns worn by students.
SUNY ESF & Syracuse University commencement courtesy of SUNY ESF
For the first year, all of the custom-designed SU blue and SUNY-ESF green undergraduate gowns, along with the traditional master’s black gowns, are certifiably sustainable. Each gown is made from Repreve Fabric, which uses fibers produced from approximately 25 post-consumer plastic bottles per gown that otherwise would be destined for a landfill. The Herff Jones Collegiate Caps & Gowns Co. has made this sustainable option available to SU and SUNY-ESF by offering its ReNew line of gowns, made using the Repreve fabric. Herff Jones also ships all of the gowns in recycled or recyclable materials. Continue reading