The holidays remind us this is the season of giving. All members of SUNY make a concerted effort to volunteer and contribute to their respective campuses and local communities. The 30 Days of Giving campaign highlights students and faculty across all of our 64 campuses who participate in volunteerism and give back to those in need. With over 467,000 students and three million alumni, we want to celebrate the impact the SUNY community has made in all of their unique community service projects. As we learned last year, the byproduct of taking volunteerism to scale is not only building character in our students themselves as they join our over three million alumni, but also to set an example of impact as the nation’s largest university system.
This month brought the first freeze across much of New York State and with it, snow. The end of the fall semester and beginning of the spring semester on SUNY campuses sees a lot of beautifully cold weather (AKA, activities). Since SUNY has campuses on Long Island, in New York City, the Adirondack Mountains, on a Great Lake, near the Canadian Border, and close to Niagara Falls, the weather itself varies but climate is very similar: cold, cold, cold!
If you’re anything like me, you always look for reasons to stay indoors and rationalize “guilty pleasures” like a few extra calories in a day or adventurous up-takings. So, in the spirit of Arctic-like temperatures, here are 5 Things That The Cold Weather Gives You Excuses To Do:
Daniel Solomon served in the United States Army for 6 years. Daniel climbed up the ranks during his time of service and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Daniel graduated from Binghamton University in 2007 with a B.S in economics. After graduation, Daniel enlisted in the Army Reserves. Daniel’s path in the U.S Army Reserves was an exceptional one. After boot camp, he went through a plethora of training–eventually spending 47 weeks at the Defense Language Institute (D.L.I) learning Farsi.
After graduation from D.L.I, Daniel performed one tour of duty in Iraq. There, he led a small group of younger soldiers in an effort to enhance force protection and protect soldiers and civilians from terrorist threats. After one year, Daniel returned home to his family and continued his military training.
While overseas, Daniel’s thirst for knowledge grew strong. The foundation that Binghamton University helped Daniel build led to his acceptance into Columbia University, where he is currently enrolled in a dual major program to receive an MBA and a Masters of International Affairs.
Every fall, we get to see normal, everyday green leaves change into extraordinary colors. From the vast array of New York City parks, to the beautiful landscape of the North Country, these beautifully colored leaves sure do “leave” an impression on the everyday traveler. Every year we see these beautiful leaves change colors, and every year we ask ourselves the same question, why?
Name: Dylan Horvath
Capacity:Steward of Natural Areas
Campus: Binghamton University
Expertise: Research in wildlife biology/ecology of wolverines, bats, salamanders and birds.
Read Dylan Horvath’s complete professional profile
Q: Why do leaves change colors?
The United States joins other American nations in celebrating Columbus Day this weekend as we celebrate the discovery of the “New World” by Christopher Columbus on October 12, 1492. Workers take the day off from their job and students get an extra day off. But what if Christopher Columbus was a student in the new world and in New York? Where would he go to college?
We believe the answer is SUNY — and have come up with 5 arguments to support that assertion. Read past the jump to see!