Meet Olivia, Our New Student Assistant
Feb05

Meet Olivia, Our New Student Assistant

Hi Everyone! My name is Olivia Santo and I am in the new Social Media Intern at the Office of New Media for the State University of New York! Currently I am a third year student at the Fashion Institute of Technology studying Direct and Interactive Marketing with a minor in economics. I’m very excited to come on-board the New Media Team here at SUNY and help spread the awareness of SUNY through contributing to the blog and social...

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Ask An Expert: How does the Super Bowl impact retail sales?
Feb03

Ask An Expert: How does the Super Bowl impact retail sales?

A city has many incentives to host big sporting events: visibility, entertainment, and, of course, commerce. With New York and New Jersey co-hosting the Super Bowl on Sunday, there will be thousands of visitors in the region to celebrate, cheer, and explore everything that the New York City metropolitan and surrounding areas have to offer. But what is the real impact on retail sales—a staple revenue stream of tourism? Expert Response...

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“SUNY Family” Earns 16 Degrees, Attends 11 SUNY Campuses
Jul15

“SUNY Family” Earns 16 Degrees, Attends 11 SUNY Campuses

Two weeks ago, this fantastic display of SUNY pride was tweeted and gained a lot of attention. We at SUNY love to see the “family tree” of SUNY schools that begins to develop in families across New York State, so we reached out to the family to learn more about the photo. As Katie Weber (SUNY Ulster, Stony Brook) explains, it was a bittersweet occasion: To fully appreciate this picture, you need to know a little bit about...

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SUNY Faculty Members Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships
Apr24

SUNY Faculty Members Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

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...

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SUNY Day 2013: FIT-CAROLEE Collaboration Puts Students Into Marketplace
Feb15

SUNY Day 2013: FIT-CAROLEE Collaboration Puts Students Into Marketplace

  On February 11, dozens of SUNY campuses convened at the Legislative Office Building in Albany’s Empire State Plaza to showcase their individual contributions to their communities as well as SUNY’s collective contributions. SUNY Day is an event where the public, senators, and assemblymen are all welcome to see the latest of what each SUNY campus has to offer. This year’s theme was experiential education....

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Valentine’s Day with the help of SUNY
Feb08

Valentine’s Day with the help of SUNY

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s only appropriate that flowers and sweets are on the brain. Sure you can run to the drugstore around the corner and pick up everything you need for the holiday, but where do these things actually come from? Unlike other schools, SUNY campuses have departments and programs dedicated to botany and culinary arts which have prepared students to excel in these fields, as well as being...

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SUNY Alumnus Michael Kors Grants $1 Million for FIT Scholarship
Feb01

SUNY Alumnus Michael Kors Grants $1 Million for FIT Scholarship

It was announced in early December that Michael Kors was giving a $1 million gift to his alma mater, the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY). The purpose of the donation is to establish a scholarship for a future design student, the lifetime Michael Kors Endowed Scholarship. Although the world-renowned designer did not complete his education, he has nothing but great things to say about his experience there, “I attended FIT...

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