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.
If you follow along, we recently explored SUNY Alumni In Television and Movies This Semester to great acclaim! So, naturally, it is time to highlight talented SUNY alumni in music. This fits perfectly with the start of Round I of Music Madness, which pits 13 of some of the top musical artists in the SUNY system against each other to discover who is the voters’ favorite SUNY star.
Of those who have attended a SUNY school before this year’s Music Madness contestants, many have been awarded impressive recognition around the world. From single-man/woman bands to complete rock groups, the lineup of 10 Musicians That Made It Big After SUNY may surprise, intrigue, or confirm your beliefs about them!
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Before and after shots of the General Ellis Cemetery in Onondaga County
One of Onondaga County’s oldest cemeteries, General Ellis Cemetery, has been restored and preserved by Onondaga Community College with the help of generous donors. A ceremony commemorating the cemetery’s restoration was held in June. The cemetery is located on a hillside above Onondaga Road, across the street from Mulroy Hall, as indicated by a blue historical marker on the shoulder of the road. The cemetery is named after General John Ellis, a Revolutionary War veteran who came to Onondaga Hill when it was a wilderness in the 1780s. The first burial in the cemetery was recorded in 1798.
A little while back, we brought you the story of the Ying TRSEF at Onondaga Community College, a regional science fair that brought the spirit of learning and scientific inquiry to the previously fair-less Central New York region. Since then, the winners of the science fair have gone on to have exciting and prestigious awards and experiences.
First place winners received the Ying TRSEF Grand Award, allowing them to Continue reading
This week, faculty members at Onondaga Community College (SUNY OCC) are looking forward to being awarded with Summer 2013 Cooperative Education (Co-op/Internship) Development Fellowships. This brand new SUNY Works Fellowship is intended to help build varied and strong co-op experiences to students at the college through a number of small pilot programs with local business and industry.
The cooperative education (or co-op) approach is a partnership between students, institutions of higher education, and employers that formally integrates a student’s academic program of study with work experience in cooperating employer organizations. This lets students mix classroom theory and practical experience in the workplace by alternating semesters of paid employment with semesters of study. For more on what co-op is and isn’t, read our SUNY Works intro blog post.