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!
At each SUNY campus, large and small, the student community is tight-knit and personal. To help our universities keep this quality, there are multiple sporting events which bring students, alumni, and the community together. Whether competing as NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, USCAA, or competitive club and intramural teams, athletics play a big role in keeping the student population involved. The high-level competition among our SUNY athletes matches the academic quality of the college experience across the state.
Read on to learn about some of the bigger events on the yearly schedules of some SUNY schools. And don’t forget, with tournament time approaching in a number of winter sports, there are some big events coming to SUNY campuses across the state soon.
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!
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 to bring you a few of those stories in our SUNY DAY 2013 series.
In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the country. Why not share them?
SUNY Oswego ’12 alumni Steve Baker and Mehran Nojan will lead nearly a dozen students in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this month.
University at Buffalo graduate participates in a program at Buffalo public schools that works with teachers in students in science education.
SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association recently named Michael and Selviana “Selvi” Bates, a husband and wife from the Class of 2002, recipients of the 2012 Off to a Good Start Award, and long-time accounting professor, Dr. Mohamed Gaber, recipient of the 2012 Faculty/Staff Impact Award.
Former librarian and SUNY Plattsburgh alumnus Librarian Phyllis Wells made a nearly half-million dollar donation to the college in December.
Binghamton University is ranked as one of the most efficient universities by U.S. News & World Reports, who cites the University’s strong alumni network as one of the reasons for high honors.
SUNY Brockport alumnus Tony Ciccarello becomes New Paltz’s new Softball Head Coach.
Newburgh accounting firm Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell adds SUNY New Paltz alumnus Kurtis Nordahl to its staff.