SUNY Mascot Madness is all about SUNY engagement; students, fans, alumni, and community members rally together to boost their favorite SUNY mascot up. But what’s the reasoning behind two hundred thousand votes cast in 2013?
As we approach the end of this year’s competition (which you still have some time to vote in if you haven’t already), we compiled the best mascot quotes from their profiles to explore the differences in personalities between the mascots. After all, who would have otherwise known that some North Country mascots have a longing to meet? Or how each of the 30 mascots joined their SUNY campus? Just like SUNY students, our mascots are diverse, energetic, and passionate!
SUNY athletics play a significant part to each of our campuses. Whether it’s Division I, II, III, or intramural, each sports team is a valued addition to the SUNY community by building school pride through community interaction and student participation. Although some sports overshadow others, successes and accomplishments do not go unrecognized.
We found some big stories from the recent winter sports seasons to share with you. These are great achievements by some SUNY athletic programs that created all new stories of success and recognition. Read below to learn about some of the many accomplishments of the season. Continue reading →
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.
Generation SUNY is helping bring you a few of those stories in our SUNY DAY 2013 series.
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 prepared for Valentine’s Day. Below are a few examples that may help kindle those warm feelings.
Anchoring a career in today’s automotive industry means students have to know about a lot more than just what’s under the hood.
To keep up with the accelerating pace of vehicles today, students have to be tech-savvy and familiar with the latest electronics and sophisticated devices coming on to the auto scene and colleges have to offer this experiential learning—both of which happen at Morrisville State College.
“We are noted for our auto programs,” Joe Kidd, assistant professor in the automotive department, said. “We are very hands-on and our students’ skill-set is exceptional when they graduate.”
MSC took another step toward preparing its automotive students to keep up with the driving demands of the auto industry, with its recent certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) of its automotive technology bachelor degree program. The college’s automotive technology—Ford ASSET (Automotive Students Service Education Training) program also received recertification.