We are probably all in a rush to finish our exams, move out, and begin our summer vacation. Before you head home for rest and relaxation, there are some things to keep in mind! So, if just for a moment, you may want to step out of the tunnel-vision of summer break and check off this quick list! If you think we missed anything, let us know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter!
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation annually awards approximately 200 Fellowships from between 3 – 4,000 applications. The Fellowship awards, also deemed as “midcareer awards”, are for men and women with careers and abilities in the arts, sciences, and history.
Former Guggenheim Fellows become advisers who help narrow down the competition by sending their critiques to a Committee of Selection then onto the Board of Trustees. Winners from the United States and Canada competition were announced in early April.
We are proud to have 5 current Guggenheim Fellows within the SUNY family:
On December 17, 2012, the Board of Trustees passed a Resolution setting new policy to ensure seamless student transfer. The Resolution, two years in the making and representative of a University-wide consultative process, marks an important milestone for SUNY and serves as a terrific example of the important role that System Administration can play in supporting SUNY’s core mission.
It’s likely that each of us know (in fact some of us may well be…) students who started their academic career at one college, and ultimately attended two, three, or even four institutions on the path to earning a degree. For many who begin their studies at a community college, transfer to a four-year institution is part of their plan from the start. For others, it can be a change of interests, new responsibilities, or any number of life circumstances that leads to the decision to transfer. Last year alone, 27,000 students transferred from one SUNY campus to another.
Was college everything you wanted or expected it to be? My years at college flew by and it’s hard for me to believe that graduation is only a month away. Samantha, Generation SUNY intern, asked if I accomplished everything I wanted to during college. ”Have you eaten enough ramen noodles to be considered a stereotypical college student or walked on the UAlbany podium so that the steps equate to seconds standing in a wind tunnel?”
To answer this question–what, really, should every undergraduate student at SUNY do while an undergrad–we set out to compile a list of “must-do’s”. The list topics are pretty open-ended so that each may be accomplished during any semester at college. Do you agree with what we have? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!
So, for all those who are graduating this year and those who see it approaching in the coming years… we present The Undergraduates’ Bucket List!
Michael Zella and Ashley Haugstatter of Binghamton University in the house they built for themselves.
At 119½ East Wendell St., Endicott, sits a 345-square-foot home built by two Binghamton University students.
Michael Zella and Ashley Haugstatter, who attended high school together in Long Island, were inspired by the small house movement to build their own home 15 minutes from campus. The movement encourages downsizing to save money and have a smaller environmental footprint.
“I like the fact that you can own something free and clear with no mortgage and still have a high quality of living, just on a smaller scale,” Zella said. “Last winter we were sitting around talking about it, and we decided we were going to buy land and build a house.”
Zella said his parents were skeptical at first.