About 700 candidates who became eligible for graduation from August 2012 through the end of the current academic year have been invited to take part in the annual ceremony. In addition to remarks by President Yeigh, graduates and guests will hear from RoAnn M. Destito, Commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services; she will deliver the keynote address. Also during the ceremony, students will present a class gift, and there will be other recognitions in addition to the awarding of degrees. A reception in the Student Center will follow the two-hour ceremony.
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!
Pollster and political analyst John Zogby will deliver the first 2013 SUNYIT President’s Lecture on Tuesday, February 26. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in the Student Center multipurpose room on the SUNYIT campus in Marcy.
The founder of a Utica-based polling firm that grew into Zogby International, Zogby’s rise to national and international prominence was boosted by his work during the 1996 presidential campaign. In the aftermath of the close race, the Washington Post hailed his methodology and unique results, calling him “the maverick predictor who beat us all.” Since then he has polled for a “who’s who” list of clients, including Reuters, MSNBC, Fox News and many others, and has distinguished himself internationally with polling work in Canada, Mexico, Israel and Iran.
The Office of the Education Pipeline is excited to move forward with the implementation of a recent $2.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant allows SUNY to bring the New York Academy of Sciences’ (the Academy) afterschool Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) mentoring program for middle school students to scale statewide through a partnership between SUNY campuses and the Academy. Three SUNY campuses will implement the program in year one of the grant period – SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, the University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in the Capital District, and SUNYIT in Utica and Rome. SUNY and the Academy will select additional sites for implementation through a Request for Proposals process in the second year of the grant.