Student Success Newsletter October 2022

October Welcome

Posted October 1, 2022

Although fall officially began on September 22, October is the month many of us connect to the fall season. The leaves begin to change, the temperature begins to drop, and many of us celebrate with cozy sweaters, apple cider (or pumpkin spice if you prefer), holidays and celebrations, and all things spooky! ... MORE

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Posted October 1, 2022

Check-in here for important dates and upcoming events happening at the college. Links to these events and more can be found at SUNY Empire Connects. October 4 Spring 2023 Registration Opens October 6 EVENT: Nailed It Challenge at 6 p.m. October 7 EVENT: Degree Planning Workshop at 4 p.m. October 10 Indigenous Peoples' Day - College Closed ... MORE

SGA President’s Corner

Posted October 1, 2022

With the Fall term underway, several changes have occurred. The most significant change is Brightspace, and we are all adjusting to the new system. The Student Government Association (SGA) is iworking with the vice provost of Student Success on better forms of communication. Working with the administration enables the SGA leadership to advocate and make helpful changes. ... MORE

Greetings to the SUNY Empire Community from SGA Senator, Lisa Brandler!

Posted October 1, 2022

My name is Lisa Brandler, and I am a part-time student earning my bachelor’s degree in cultural studies with a concentration in literature. As the senator for the School of Arts and Humanities, I am excited to be your representative in our relatively new Student Government Association (SGA). As a returning senator at the official inception of the SGA, I am committed to supporting students so they have an excellent experience at SUNY Empire. ... MORE

Faculty Spotlight: Margaret “Peggy” Tally Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor, Graduate School

Posted October 1, 2022

Margaret Peggy Tally, has a Ph.D. in Sociology and an M.A. in Philosophy, both from the New School for Social Research. She also has a B.A. in government from Cornell University. She is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Graduate Studies in the Social and Public Policy Program. She started teaching at SUNY Empire State in 1993 at the Verizon Center in Brooklyn, New York. In the 1990s, SUNY Empire partnered with Verizon Telecommunications to assist employees in obtaining a college degree. Peggy is one of college’s most devoted mentors and spends as much time as possible helping her mentees. ... MORE

The Office of The Registrar: Spring 2023 Registration Tips

Posted October 1, 2022

The Fall 2022 term has just begun, but registration for Spring 2023 opens on October 4, 2022. It’s time to start thinking about your next semester at SUNY Empire. A successful semester begins with a successful registration experience. Check out the Office of the Registrar’s top 10 tips for a smooth Spring 2023 registration. ... MORE

October Online Workshops from Academic Support

Posted October 1, 2022

This month, Academic Support will present 22 online workshops to help you develop learning skills. Our convenient workshops are designed to fit into your busy fall schedule. ... MORE

Get Hands-On Practice with Five Different Live, Online Library Workshops!

Posted October 1, 2022

The library offers a schedule of live, online, hands-on workshops via Microsoft Teams. These evening sessions can help you use the library more effectively and efficiently to find, use, and cite credible information sources ... MORE

SUNY Empire Connects: Join Us!

Posted October 1, 2022

Every week SUNY Empire Connects offers a collection of live, virtual programs designed to provide a variety of experiences for students. Topics have included employment searches, academic and family-friendly study skills workshops, health and wellness activities for all ages, arts and culture explorations, opportunities for student-to-student connections, and drop-in hours with college offices, just to name a few. ... MORE

Get Involved with Esports!

Posted October 1, 2022

If you enjoy video games and are looking to join a community of active and supportive students, then the SUNY Empire Esports team may be right for you. ... MORE

Call for Collaborators – A Brain Awareness Art Exhibit at SUNY Empire

Posted October 1, 2022

Students are invited to participate in a fiber art project that will use yarn to create individual neurons. These brain cells will be assembled to create a representation of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory, learning, spatial processing, and emotions. If you’re interested in j this project, contact We will provide you with yarn, instructions to create the neuron, and details about submitting your piece of art. No experience with yarn or art exhibits is necessary to participate. ... MORE

Meet Your Student Success and Development Team!

Posted October 1, 2022

The Office of Student Success and Development is here for you from the moment you register for your first class until you receive your diploma. When you get accepted, you are paired with a coordinator who can assist you with overcoming personal barriers or just answer your questions. We often help students with navigating SUNY Empire systems and procedures, getting connected to resources, and understanding how to work best with your mentor. ... MORE

Stock up on your SUNY Empire gear

Posted October 1, 2022

For the month of October, you can receive 20% off jackets and wind-shirts at the SUNY Empire gear store ... MORE

Feeling crafty? Check out a DIY fall craft

Posted October 1, 2022

Check out this fun, fall DIY project! ... MORE


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