Today is the midpoint of Mascot Madness Round 1, so we decided to explore how our multi-talented creatures (and plants) keep busy during the year! Whether it’s pumping up the crowd at a game, helping the students on campus, or offering their services to help out the local community, the SUNY Mascots are a dedicated – and quite busy – bunch. Take a look at some videos we found of the mascots in action.
And don’t forget, if you haven’t voted in SUNY Mascot Madness Round 1 yet, you have until Sunday night to do so. Round 2 begins Tuesday at noon!
If we missed any videos of our mascots in action, post it in the comments or let us know on Facebook/Twitter!
SUNY Chancellor Zimpher announced this month that 13 SUNY campuses have been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities who achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve throughout the nation and show a clear commitment to community service and service learning.
Last summer, two SUNY Cortland students set out to examine Hoxie Gorge State Forest in order to investigate whether pollution has impacted the forest diversity. Faculty Mentor Dr. Timothy J. Baroni, a Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences, advised the pair throughout the period.
Ethan Childs and Nathan Francisco’s team surveyed lichen species within secondary succession forested areas of Hoxie Gorge, SUNY Cortland’s outdoor education facility south of the SUNY Cortland main campus. The pair’s field-based research involves the identification of lichen, or fungus, species from a variety of trees, downed logs, rocks, and exposed ground from dozens of acres of Hoxie Gorge. Utilizing quantitative methods of diversity analyses, the pair is comparing results to identify affects of pollution on the forest growth.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher with SUNY Cortland President, Erik Bitterbaum, Wednesday, January 30.
On January 30, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher kicked off the first in a series of regional discussions on shared services called “Harnessing Systemness: Regional Discussions on Efficiency and Effectiveness.” The event, held in the SUNY Cortland Corey Union, was an opportunity for regional institutions to share stories, celebrate successes, and discuss opportunities for further collaboration on shared services.
This event brought together representatives from ten regional campuses – Binghamton University, Broome Community College, Cayuga Community College, SUNY Cortland, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Oneonta, Onondaga Community College, Oswego, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Upstate Medical University – the opportunity to highlight some of the academic and student support services that have been enhanced as a result of sharing services. The theme of many of the initiatives discussed related to increased academic offerings for students, including: Continue reading →
Ten SUNY schools are ranked among top values in the nation for in-state and out-of-state education in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2013 list of Best Values in Public Colleges, according to The Buffalo News. The rankings, WHAM-TV says, “recognize four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.”
“I believe this ranking and others like it reflect what Geneseo focuses on year after year: A commitment at every level to providing the highest quality undergraduate learning experience possible,” said Christopher C. Dahl, president of SUNY Geneseo. “Students here are challenged in the classroom, but they also enjoy life-enhancing experiences beyond class that result in graduates thoroughly prepared for the next phase of their lives and for leadership in the 21st century. We frequently receive thanks from alumni for what the liberal and liberating education at Geneseo has done for them.”
The Huffington Post, which reported on the same story, says that the rating agency, Kiplinger, “…assesses quality according to a number of measurable standards, including the admissions rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include low tuition, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation.”
To read The Buffalo News’ article in its entirety, click here.