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May 2, 2019
>>Congrats, graduating seniors of the Class of 2019! Here's what you need to know for the big day.
After watching the video, do you have ceremony, ticketing, or cap and gown purchasing questions? Visit the Commencement web page.
Do you have questions about your degree requirements or application for graduation? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate during Senior Week, starting Sunday, May 12:
Sunday, May 12: Senior Brunch from 11 am – 1 pm, Union Ballroom
Monday, May 13: Snap the Port from 11 am – 1 pm, Union Main Lounge (Take your last selfie with Ellsworth and President Macpherson!)
Tuesday, May 14: Caps and Cake from 11 am – 2 pm, Union Main Lounge (Decorate your cap!)
Wednesday, May 15: Wellness Day from 11 am – 2 pm, Union Main Lounge
Thursday, May 16: Senior Toast from 6–8 pm, Union Ballroom (A final champagne toast with your friends!)
Friday, May 17: Senior Sundaes from 11 am – 2 pm, Union Main Lounge
Saturday, May 18: Commencement at 9:30 am and 2 pm, SERC Field House
Have you donated to the Make Your Mark Senior Class Giving Campaign? If you haven't already, don't forget to Make Your Mark on Brockport by supporting an area on campus that's meaningful to you. Text the word "bport2019" to the number 41444 to give easily on your phone. All donors receive thank-you gifts, which can be picked up at the Senior Toast on May 16 (or any day in the Office of Alumni Engagement, Dailey Hall 213, 8 am to 4 pm).
Congrats, grads! Enjoy the days leading up to Commencement.
>>Celebrate the end of the semester at upcoming events:
- Wing Fest: May 10, 3–6 pm, Campus Mall (rain location: Seymour College Union)
- Taste and vote for your favorite local wing (including vegan options!) Enjoy the mechanical wing, cotton candy, and more.
- Brock Thursday: May 9, 8:30–11:30 pm, SERC Field House
- Free activities include the T-shirt lottery, inflatable wrecking ball, photo booth, and garbage plate eating contest!
>>Interested in taking courses during Summer Session '19? Register online for one of multiple sessions.
April 4, 2019
>>WBSU 89.1 The Point will be broadcasting live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, for the 22nd consecutive year. Radio personalities Derick Abbey and Nick Kobel, both seniors, will host the annual broadcast beginning on Friday, April 5, at 2 pm, through Saturday, April 6. The broadcast will feature discussion on this year’s inductees, which are The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies.
>>Career Services is hosting Mocktails on April 17 at Alumni House, where all students are invited to learn the best tips and tricks to boost their networking skills. This is a no-pressure interactive event, where you'll be able to practice talking to several employers and Brockport alumni and receive feedback on how to improve.
- Learn how to create and conquer your elevator pitch.
- Learn how to start and leave a professional conversation.
- Learn how to ask someone for their business card and shake hands.
Complimentary food and mocktails will be provided. Register online.
>>Check out upcoming Student Union and Activities events, including DIY Popsockets, Thursday night movies, Brock 'N' Roll (roller skating), Decorate a Cookie, the Seasonal Egg Hunt, IdentiTEA, Rad Recipes, Adulting 101, Commuter Appreciation Day, Beach Bash, Silent Disco, and much more.
>>Do you dream of starting your own business? Learn how to harness your focus at Lunch with a Career: Entrepreneur. Get the answers to all of your questions from Brockport alum and owner of Rochester's Comedy at The Carlson, Mark Ippolito '97. Learn more about Ippolito. This event is open to all students, and lunch is included. Register online.
March 7, 2019
>>Did you make some connections at the Jobs & Internships Fair? Now, learn to make your best impression at upcoming Career Services events:
- April 3, 6–8 pm: Etiquette Dinner in Cooper Hall, New York Room
- April 11, 8 am – 5 pm: Rochester-Area Teacher Recruitment Day (sponsored by RACDA) in the SERC
- April 17, 6–8 pm: Mocktails at Alumni House (more info coming soon)
A full calendar of Career Services events can be found at Eagle Connect, powered by Handshake.
>>Graduating seniors are encouraged to stop by the Commencement Fair in the Union Main Lounge on Wednesday, March 27, from 9 am to 1 pm or Thursday, March 28, from 1 to 6 pm. This is your one-stop-shop for all things Commencement. Apply for graduation on the spot, Make Your Mark by donating to the senior class giving campaign, pick up your senior T-shirt, purchase your cap and gown, get your Commencement and degree questions answered, talk to the experts from Career Services and the Center for Graduate Studies, and record a short thank-you message that will play at Commencement.
>>2019-20 housing sign-up deadlines are fast approaching. If you plan to live on campus next year, be sure to do the following:
- By Friday, March 22, 5 pm (March 8 for Eagle Hall): Pay your $100 housing deposit at the Office of Student Accounts in Rakov, by phone at (585) 395-2473, or online.
- By Sunday, March 24, 11:59 pm (March 10 for Eagle Hall): Submit your housing application.
- Friday, April 12, beginning at 5 pm (March 13 for Eagle Hall): Sign back in to the housing portal to find out your time slot for selecting your room.
If you're interested in participating in an LLC, be sure to indicate your commitment on your housing application (and sign back in to the housing portal to find your selection time on Friday, April 5).
With questions about on-campus housing, email email@example.com.
>>After attending three different colleges, Amanda Berg found her home when she transferred to Brockport — in the 89.1 The Point studio. Read about it in The Port.
>>Check out upcoming Student Union and Activities events, including a mid-term study session, gardening class, Taste of Brockport, 'Guac and Talk' (a chance to chat with a Career Services advisor over some free food), and much more.
>>The Center for Global Education and Engagement featured student Amanda Moody as part of its "Where in the World are Brockport Students?" series. A student in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Moody is spending her semester as a program intern with Common Purpose, a leadership development company in Dublin, Ireland. Explore study abroad opportunities.
February 7, 2019
>>Explore your personal leadership style while getting to know other students through the Leadership Development Program (LDP). This award-winning opportunity, which involves the completion of four certificate levels over time, is an impressive résumé builder. Register online before the annual LDP kickoff event on Sunday, February 24, at 10 am in the Seymour College Union Gallery. Don't miss opportunities to engage in leadership workshops and seminars, build connections with faculty and staff, participate in community service and powerful discussions, and take part in social action projects around the community.
>>Check out upcoming Student Union and Activities events, including a celebration of National Pizza Bagel Day, the Phi Sigma Sigma candy gram sale, PAL-entine's Day, mason jar vase painting, an open mic night hosted by The MOVEMENT, and much more.
>>The deadline to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program is approaching. Learn and engage in discovery alongside a faculty mentor for up to eight weeks. Apply by Thursday, February 14. For more information, contact Professor Adam Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>Did you know you can apply for up to $300 in financial support to present scholarly and creative work, attend a conference, or pursue professional development? Students can be awarded one travel grant award per academic year. The deadline to apply for the spring semester is 5 pm on Friday, February 15.
>>Present your business plan for a chance to win real investment money. All students are invited to participate in the School of Business and Management's sixth annual Pettis Family Business Plan Competition. Each two- to five-student team must include at least one business student (either intent, major, or minor). Register and submit an executive summary by February 28. By passing the screening round, your team will be eligible to present the plan to a panel of internal and external business experts at Scholars Day on April 10. The winning student team(s) will be awarded a $1,500 prize and have a chance to participate in regional and statewide competitions for increased prize levels. Learn more.
>>The College offers more than 100 study abroad programs. Check out your options at the Study Abroad Fair from 11 am to 2 pm on Tuesday February 12, in the Seymour College Union Main Lounge.
>>Nominate one of your professors for the Roland Fontaine Award for Faculty-Student Engagement. This award recognizes worthy faculty members who have demonstrated ongoing exemplary engagement with undergraduate or graduate students in research, writing, conference presentation, and submission, publication, or product of scholarly or creative work. Nominations are due on Friday, March 1, at 5 pm.
December 6, 2018
>>Chartered on November 16, the Taburasa Chapter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. (LSU) has become the College's seventh Greek organization, first Latino fraternity, and first new fraternity in 25 years. The founding members of LSU are junior Christopher Suarez (president), junior Michael Bobadilla, junior Brandy Diaz, and sophomore Jesus Cabrera. Read more.
>>See the complete list of de-stressors, freebies, discounts, and extended hours of operation around campus
to help you make it through the finals week frenzy.
>>Senior Jessica Hasenauer, vice president of the Student Nursing Organization (SNO), recently organized a school supply collection for patients of Starlight Pediatrics, which provides pediatric care to foster children in Monroe County. Starlight strives to supply all patients with a book bag, educational supplies, and a comfort object after their first appointment — possible solely thanks to community donations. When Starlight's desperate need for donations this year was brought to the attention of the SNO, Hasenauer turned to her previous employer, Office Depot in Greece, NY. This location is managed by her friend and former colleague, a foster parent. With help from Office Depot, Hasenauer collected eight backpacks, hundreds of folders, nearly 100 notebooks, and a number of pens and pencils — in addition to other supplies donated and collected by the SNO — for Starlight patients.
"Next year, I hope that nursing students are able to continue helping our local community, whether it be keeping up my tradition of benefitting local children or choosing a different population that they are passionate about helping." — Jessica Hasenauer '19
November 1, 2018
>>The Brockport Foundation annually awards more than $500,000 in scholarships. Don’t miss your chance to apply for more than 350 opportunities before midnight on February 15. Simply submit a résumé, an organized paragraph on your choice of three out of five topics, and one reference. Learn the process, apply online, and ask questions by contacting the scholarship office at (585) 395-5105 or email@example.com.
>>Find jobs, internships, and volunteer positions at the annual Careers for the Common Good Fair from noon to 2 pm on November 7. Stop by the Seymour College Union Ballroom to network with employers from 70 non-profit and government organizations. Represented industries include education, healthcare, law enforcement, government, human services, community, arts and museums, and more. This fair is open to all, and no registration is required.
>>The Center for Global Education and Engagement featured student Jonathan Dean as part of its "Where in the World are Brockport Students?" series. Dean, who majors in history, is currently studying abroad at the Universidad Internacional, where he is developing his grasp on the Spanish language in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
"My experience here in Mexico has been life changing," said Jonathan. "I had no idea what I would learn in and out of the classroom. Studying abroad in Cuernavaca has been the most important decision of my life. For all those considering studying here, I implore you to follow your heart to Mexico."
October 4, 2018
>>The Inter-Greek Council, comprised of the College's three fraternities and four sororities, has adopted the Little Library, now on outdoor display near Hartwell Hall and Alumni House. To help keep the mini communal bookcase fully stocked, donations are welcome. Drop off books of any genres for any ages at Student Union and Activities in the Seymour College Union, Room B105. Or, stop by the Little Library to take a book or leave a book.
>>Explore your options. Create your path. Follow your dreams. The Majors & Minors Fair on October 17 from noon to 2 pm in the Seymour College Union is the place to start. Discover the program that's right for you by learning from academic advisors about various programs, required courses, admission requirements for specific programs, career prospects, and more.
>>Interested in completing your student-teaching requirements in Australia? Learn from an Australia student-teaching program coordinator and representatives from various SUNY schools at an information session on October 9, 3 – 4:30 pm, in the Seymour College Union, Room 114. Sit in on an info session with those who formerly participated in the program and ask questions. Complete the interest form to register for the session or request information.
September 6, 2018
>>Welcome Week 2018 brought 2,284 new students to campus. In keeping with tradition, more than half of them assembled into a giant letter "B" before dispersing to various local organizations to participate in Saturday of Service. Watch a time lapse of the "B" formation process.
>>Upcoming recruitment events invite prospective students to campus:
- Open House
- Saturday, September 22
- Saturday, October 20
- Saturday, November 10
- Transfer Information Day
- Thursday, November 15
- Thursday, December 6
May 3, 2018
>>Congrats, graduating seniors of the Class of 2018!
Do you have ceremony, ticketing, or cap and gown purchasing questions? Visit brockport.edu/academics/commencement to find everything you need to know for the big day.
Do you have questions about your degree requirements or application for graduation? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate during Senior Week, starting Sunday, May 6:
- Sunday, May 6: Senior Brunch from 11 am – 1 pm, Union Ballroom
- Monday, May 7: Brockport Trivia from 8–10 pm, Union Main Lounge (Win prizes!)
- Tuesday, May 8: Cap Decorating from 2–5 pm, Union Main Lounge
- Wednesday, May 9: Snap the Port from 11 am – 1 pm, Union Main Lounge (Take your last selfie with Ellsworth and President Macpherson!)
- Thursday, May 10: Senior Toast from 6–8 pm, Union Ballroom (A final champagne toast with your friends!)
- Friday, May 11: Senior Sundaes from noon – 3 pm, The Mall (Rain location: Union Main Lounge)
- Saturday, May 12: Commencement at 9:30 am and 2 pm, SERC Field House
Have you donated to the Make Your Mark Senior Class Giving Campaign? If you haven't already, don't forget to Make Your Mark on Brockport by supporting an area on campus that's meaningful to you at alumni.brockport.edu/makeyourmark. All donors receive thank-you gifts, which can be picked up at the Senior Toast on May 10 (or any day after the toast in the Office of Alumni Engagement, third floor of the Allen Administration Building, 8 am to 4 pm).
Share your future plans. Have a job offer? Continuing your education? Still figuring out your next steps? Tell us your post-grad plan at alumni.brockport.edu/gradplans2018. The College uses this info to improve the services it offers students and alumni.
Congrats, grads! Enjoy the days leading up to Commencement.
>>Prevention and Outreach Services reminds you to finish the semester strong and party smart. Instead of drinking, consider attending an on-campus event, such as Brockport Thursday today, Wing Fest tomorrow, or Study Union on Saturday. If you do go out for the night, remember that students who drink less when they go out have higher average GPAs, according to a 2016 study.
>>Congratulations to this year's Student Organization Award recipients. On Sunday, April 29, Student Union and Activities, Brockport Student Government, and the Office of Campus Recreation hosted the Student Organization Appreciation Banquet to celebrate the College's 131 student organizations. The Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS) earned the Student Organization of the Year Award. Senior Bailey Morse of the Gender Equity Movement was named Student Organization Officer of the Year. The event "Brockport Beats Brain Tumors" put on by Men's Club Ice Hockey was recognized with the Student Organization Event of the Year Award. The Student Organization Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Award was presented to Men of Color. Senior Mark Washington's display of rising leadership as part of the Men's Rugby Football Club earned him the Student Organization "Unsung Hero" Award. Warren Kozireski '82, who advises 89.1 The Point, was recognized as Student Organization Advisor of the Year.
April 5, 2018
>>The Muslim Student Association will host "A Night with the Muslims" social gathering
tonight at 7 pm in the Seymour College Union, Gallery. Join them for an evening filled
with delicious food, henna, interactive games, and more.
>>The Counseling Center of the Hazen Center for Integrated Care now offers students the opportunity to have confidential, informal conversations with counselors at various locations across campus. "Let's Talk" drop-in counseling sessions are available:
- Mondays, 3:30–5 pm, Seymour College Union, Room 222
- Tuesdays, 3:30–5 pm, Drake Memorial Library, Room 214
- Thursdays, 3:30–5 pm, Tuttle North, Room B-227
No appointment is necessary.
>>Cheer on student mathematicians in the final round of the fourth annual Brockport Integration Bee, a competition for undergraduates to show off what they have mastered in the classroom for a chance to win cash prizes. The subject matter of the competition reflects integration techniques taught in the course MTH 202: Calculus II. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be crowned on Wednesday, April 18, at 3:30 pm in Edwards Hall, Room 106.
March 1, 2018
>>Save the date for Career Services events this spring:
- March 1, 4 – 6 pm: Career Fair Warm-up in the Seymour College Union, Ballroom
- March 7, Noon – 4 pm: Jobs & Internships Fair in the SERC
- March 22, 9 am – 5 pm: Interview Day
- March 28, 6 – 8 pm: Etiquette Dinner in Cooper Hall, New York Room
- April 4, 6 – 8 pm: Mocktails at Alumni House
A full calendar of Career Services events can be found at brockport.joinhandshake.com.
>>Graduating seniors are encouraged to stop by the Commencement Fair in the Union Main Lounge on Wednesday, March 28, from 9 am to 1 pm or Thursday, March 29, from 1 to 6 pm. This is your one-stop-shop for all things Commencement. Make Your Mark by donating to the senior class giving campaign, pick up your senior T-shirt, purchase your cap and gown, get your Commencement and degree questions answered, talk to the experts from Career Services and the Center for Graduate Studies, and record a short thank-you message that will play at Commencement.
>>2018-19 housing sign-up deadlines are fast approaching. If you plan to live on campus next year, be sure to do the following:
- By Friday, April 6, 5 pm: Pay your $100 housing deposit at the Office of Student Accounts in Rakov, by phone at (585) 395-2473, or at brockport.edu/support/student_accounts.
- By Sunday, April 8, 11:59 pm: Submit your housing application at brockport.edu/life/residential_life.
- Friday, April 20, beginning at 5 pm: Sign back in to the housing portal to find out your time slot for selecting your room.
If you're interested in participating in an LLC, be sure to indicate your commitment on your housing application. With questions about on-campus housing, email email@example.com.
February 1, 2018
>>Today marks 100 days until Commencement! The Class of 2018 is expected to attend the Senior Forum on Tuesday, February 6, in the Seymour College Union, Ballroom. Doors open at 9 pm. The program will begin at 9:15 and will last no more than 30 minutes. Celebratory pizza will be provided at the end.
At the Forum, you will learn about:
- Commencement and senior year events
- Resources available to you for furthering your education or finding a job
- What it means to be a Brockport graduate
- The 2018 Make Your Mark Senior Class Giving Campaign (and how to receive your senior T-shirt)
If you are unable to make the event on February 6, another Senior Forum will be held on February 7 at noon in the Seymour College Union, Ballroom.
>>Are you ready for the Jobs & Internships Fair on March 7, noon – 4 pm, in the Special Events Recreation Center (SERC)? Career Services can help. Before the fair, be sure to:
- Update your résumé.
- Research employers attending by downloading Brockport Career Fair Plus on the App Store and Google Play Store.
- Practice your interviewing skills.
- Prepare questions to ask employers.
- Plan appropriate attire.
- Prepare a 30-second introduction.
Career Express drop-in hours are available this semester from:
- Monday – Friday, noon – 3 pm, Rakov Center for Student Services, Room 101
- Tuesdays, 4 – 7 pm, Drake Memorial Library
Bring any career–related questions about job searching, internships, career resources, or your résumé and/or cover letter.
>>The 11th annual Student Leadership Conference, planned by capstone students in the Leadership Development Program, is February 25 from 11 am to 4 pm in the Seymour College Union. RSVP online to learn about "Empowering Ourselves to Empower Others." The Office of Community Development, which hosts the event in collaboration with Student Union and Activities, the Office of Alumni Engagement, and Brockport Student Government, welcomes the attendance of all interested students.
>>A new fraternity on campus, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, is the first Latino organization in College history to colonize. Assistant Director of Student Union and Activities Ryan Giglia was the founding member of the last colonized fraternity, Phi Kappa Pi, 25 years ago. The fraternity colonization process takes 18 months and requires a minimum number of members, a minimum GPA, and a connection to a national chapter.
December 7, 2017
>>The Brockport Buddies Mentoring Program, an opportunity for students at The College at Brockport to mentor students at A.D. Oliver Middle School in the Brockport Central School District, is now recruiting volunteers. This flexible program provides college students a chance to build relationships with younger mentees, to network with professionals in the field of education, to foster leadership and responsibility, and to help build community. Mentors are paired with a teacher and choose their weekly hours. Interested students may register for the program online.
>>For the third consecutive year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be utilizing current students to enroll the next class of Golden Eagles through the Brockport Peer Recruitment Program. Peer recruiters are current students who have a passion for Brockport and volunteer to return to their high schools over winter break to share their college experiences with prospective students. This year’s group of approximately 65 peer recruiters will spend about an hour visiting their previous high schools to talk to juniors and seniors, who are most interested in hearing from current students about campus life and the transition to college.
November 2, 2017
>>Applications for Brockport Foundation scholarships, which open November 15 and close February 15, are easier than ever before to complete. Student applicants are required to submit a résumé, an organized paragraph on their choice of three out of five topics, and one reference. Check out the scholarship website to learn more, view a list of scholarships, and — come November 15 — apply online. With questions, contact the scholarship office: (585) 395-5105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities is hosting the 35th Annual Resident Assistant Conference on November 4, which will continue the long-standing tradition of creating a platform for professional development, partnerships, and continued growth for RAs. The theme, “Friends: We’ll Be There for You” is meant to challenge conference participants to generate better relationships with themselves, residents, coworkers, community members, and the world as a whole. More than 40 presentations will address topics that fall under five categories: the RA role, community building and programming, wellness, social justice and diversity, and the professional track. More than 300 attendees from across the country are expected.
October 5, 2017
>>Prevention and Outreach Services is hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout October. Several awareness and advocacy events will educate the campus community about the many forms domestic violence can take and the way it affects individuals. These events provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to volunteer, serve as advocates, and empower victims and survivors. A variety of support is available on campus for individuals coping with domestic violence. For information about domestic violence and how to get involved in October's events, stop by the Center for Select Respect in the Seymour College Union, Room B124.
>>October is Graduate and Professional School Month, co-sponsored by Career Services and the Center for Graduate Studies. The following events are ideal for juniors and graduating seniors:
- Grad School 101 (Part One) Workshop: Tuesday, October 10, from 5 to 7 pm in the New York Room, Cooper Hall
- Grad School 101 (Part Two) Workshop: Thursday, October 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Seymour College Union, Room 220
- Graduate School Fair: Wednesday, October 18, from 4 to 6 pm in the Seymour College Union, Ballroom
- Grad School Interviewing Workshop: Tuesday, October 24, from 3 to 4 pm in the Seymour College Union, Room 220
- Grad School Test Prep-Kaplan Workshop: Wednesday, October 25, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Seymour College Union, Room 114
- Grad School 101 (Part One) Workshop (Repeat): Thursday, October 26, from 2 to 3 pm in the Seymour College Union, Room 220.
>>The College will participate in National Transfer Student Week from October 9 through 13 in an effort to bring attention to transfer student accomplishments while raising the group's visibility on campus. Tabling in the Union, activities, and events to assist in connecting transfer students with resources will occur throughout the week. Shirt pins with encouraging phrases will be available for faculty and staff members to show their support for transfers.
>>The College's partnership with IIE Generation Study Abroad makes Brockport students eligible to apply for a $2,000 travel grant to study internationally. The scholarship program is intended to diversify and encourage study abroad experiences. The deadline to apply is October 17.
September 7, 2017
>>Welcome Week 2017, August 24 to 31, brought 2,325 new students to campus. New this year, the Sunday session 'Building YOUR Best Brockport' invited students to consider the journey, pathways, and experiences that will shape their best selves at Brockport and beyond. The workshop was led by Brockport graduate Shawn Brown '99, a lead youth coordinator at the Center for Teen Empowerment, and his team.
>>Recently launched by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the College’s online custom guidebook offers prospective students a personalized glimpse into what their future at Brockport could look like. Those amidst a college search have the option to select specific academic majors, cocurricular activities, living options, and more to instantly produce a custom guide to Brockport tailored to their needs and interests.
>>As of the first day of classes, early alert communication tool EagleSUCCESS is live. The brand new, community-based platform empowers students to take charge of their learning development by tracking their progress. Instructors can use EagleSUCCESS to raise concerns, offer praise, address potential success barriers, and ultimately refer a student to support resources. Feedback will be shared with both the student and the student’s advisor. Find EagleSUCCESS in Quicklinks to get started today.
May 4, 2017
>>Congrats, graduating seniors of the Class of 2017! Celebrate during Senior Week: Sunday, March 7, through Commencement Day. Check out the schedule of events, some of which require registration (brunch on Sunday and Senior BBQ on Friday). Don’t forget to submit photos via email of your favorite Brockport memories, or share them on social media using #bport2017, to be featured in the senior slideshow during Senior Night on May 11 in the Union Ballroom. All who submit photos will be entered into a raffle to win Brockport alumni gear. As your undergraduate journey comes to an end, give back by supporting an area on campus that has impacted you through the 2017 Make Your Mark Senior Class Giving Campaign — ending soon!
>>Construction of a new, $21 million, 256-bed residence hall between the Allen Administration Building and the Student Townhomes is scheduled to begin this month. Under the design-build method, both design and construction services are provided through a single contract to help expedite projects and provide savings. The state-of-the-art, hotel-style housing facility will be designed to LEED-Silver standards. Available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the hall will accommodate two occupants per room, with a private bath in each. A smart classroom, multi-purpose room, and more unique features will foster student learning and collaborative study. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2018. Read more.
>>The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosted 457 prospective students and their families at two Accepted Student Days this spring. Despite less than ideal weather conditions, the attendance rate was the highest it has been in recent history. Events like these are critical to the success of meeting enrollment goals, as students who attend any yield event in the spring are 70% more likely to choose Brockport over students who don’t. Enrollment is up for incoming students who hail from the Syracuse, Catskills, Mid-Hudson, and Long Island regions. This can be attributed to Admissions having a greater presence in these recruitment regions, particularly those downstate. Through hundreds of high school visits, college fairs, instant decision days, Coffee and Conversation events, and more, Admissions has been working diligently to establish Brockport as a brand name in the downstate and New York City metro areas, and these efforts are reflected in the enrollment numbers for those areas.
>>Six Freshman Orientation sessions will host incoming students between July 6 and 25. The overnight program provides students joining us in the fall a chance to get to know each other; comfortably ask questions to which student orientation leaders have the answers; form relationships with faculty, staff, and students; learn about campus services, resources, clubs, and organizations; retrieve their fall course schedules; become acquainted with the campus and local community alongside their family members; experience what it is like to sleep in a residence hall; and have fun!
April 6, 2017
>>Career Services invites students to learn tips and tricks to boost their networking skills by attending this year’s Mocktails on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 to 8 pm at Alumni House. Mocktails is a no-pressure, interactive event during which students will be able to practice networking with employers and Brockport alumni while receiving feedback on how to improve. Attendees will be trained on how to create and master an elevator pitch, learn how to start and leave a professional conversation, and find out the most appropriate way to ask someone for their business card. Students will leave the event with the confidence and preparation to take on a professional networking event. Those interested must register to attend on Eagle Connect.
>>So far, more than 230 graduating seniors have left a lasting legacy at Brockport by supporting the 2017 Make Your Mark Senior Class Giving Campaign. This annual initiative invites students to make their mark on their soon-to-be alma mater by supporting an area on campus that's meaningful to them. These include academic departments, scholarships, sports teams, clubs, experiential learning programs, and more. Undesignated gifts support the area of greatest need on campus. Those who give $20.17 in honor of their class year receive a commemorative champagne flute and Class of 2017 t-shirt. This year’s senior giving campaign has been one of the most successful in recent history. Seniors are invited to give online at alumni.brockport.edu/makeyourmark or in person at any senior event. Visit alumni.brockport.edu/bport2017 for an overview of senior information, events, activities, and programs.
>>The Professional Clothes Closet, started by Career Services, is helping students dress for success. The closet offers Brockport students access to the attire needed to make great first impressions at career fairs, professional conferences, interviews, networking opportunities, internships, and more. Since its opening in spring 2015, the closet has provided new and gently used business professional attire free of cost to more than 400 students. The closet also serves to provide examples of appropriate attire for professional activities, helping prepare students for their future careers. The closet requires donations from alumni and community members in order to grow and continue to provide for students who may not have the resources to attain these items themselves. If you are interesting in donating, please contact Adam Standish in Career Services.
March 2, 2017
>>Student Union and Activities invites all members of the campus community to take a walk through the Tunnel of Oppression in the Seymour College Union Ballroom on March 7 from 11 am to 2 pm, March 7 from 4 pm to 7 pm, or March 8 from 11 am to 3 pm. The Tunnel is designed to examine the intersection of identity, culture, and community while educating event participants about the oppression and marginalization of various groups in society and on campus. Explore a series of scenes that will challenge you to think more deeply about the importance of inclusivity and the societal effects of oppression, power, and privilege.
>>Career Services is hosting its annual Etiquette Dinner on Thursday, March 30, from 6 to 8 pm in the New York Room, Cooper Hall. Students will have an opportunity to master the finer points of basic dining etiquette while enjoying a delicious, five course meal. Skills learned at this informative program may be applied at job interviews, business meetings, networking events, and other formal occasions at which food is often served. Students must register to attend, at the cost of $10, by March 28.
>>Rural & Migrant Ministry (RMM), a community partner of the Office of Community Development, is hosting its annual Alternative Spring Break program from March 13 to 17. The multi-faith, nonprofit organization hosts programs of education and empowerment alongside rural residents and agricultural workers of New York State. The group seeks to “overcome the prejudices and poverty that degrade and debilitate all members of our society by building communities that celebrate diversity, achieve true mutuality, and offer dignity and opportunity to all.” Students from The College at Brockport will join students from other area colleges in supporting justice by taking an in-depth look at the many facets of farmworker life. Participants will learn more about the agribusiness system and the labor protections from which farmworkers are excluded. Engaging in conversation with both farmworkers and advocates and examining potential ways to correct the unjust policies that impact farmworkers will be key components of the experience.
>>Community ambassadors, students who regularly host programs about a variety of topics, recently received a national grant from the American Association of University Women to organize a campus action project. The team will administer a month-long series of leadership and gender equality workshops as part of a campaign called ‘Be The Revolution.’ This programming aims to educate and engage members of the campus community while providing them a chance to navigate facets of the gender leadership gap. Weekly themes are ‘United We Lead’ (March 5 – 11), ‘Rights, Policy & Service’ (March 19 – 25), ‘Promoting Yourself & Knowing Your Network’ (March 26 – 30), and ‘Celebration of Self!’ (March 31). Follow-up events will be held in April.
>>Save the date for the 38th Annual Honors and Recognition Banquet in celebration of the College’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). This year’s ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 6 to 9 pm in the Seymour College Union Ballroom. Hear from Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Haynes while enjoying food, entertainment, and an awards ceremony honoring academic success. Tickets are $18.50. For more information, to register, or to sponsor a student’s attendance, please contact Graduate Counselor Domonique Sak.
February 2, 2017
>>The Office of Alumni Engagement, Student Union and Activities, and the Golden Eagle Senior Council will host the College’s fifth annual Senior Forum on February 15 at 9:30 pm in the Seymour College Union Ballroom. All graduating students are expected to attend to learn about Commencement and senior year events, resources available to them for furthering their education or finding a job, what it means to be an alumnus of Brockport, and the 2017 Senior Class Gift. For students who are unable to attend, a make-up forum will be held the next day at noon in the Ballroom.
>>Brockport Student Government (BSG) has implemented Green and Gold Fridays as part of the #BrockportBOLD initiative. In an effort to connect the student body and foster a sense of inclusivity on campus, BSG is asking the Brockport community to participate in the movement by wearing green and gold spiritwear every Friday throughout the semester. BSG President Devin Bonner ’17 hopes the efforts associated with the initiative will boost campus pride and create campus traditions. Check out more displays of our campus community going #BrockportBOLD on Twitter and Instagram.
>>Career Services invites all students and alumni to discover their next steps at the Jobs & Internships Fair on March 1 from noon to 4 pm in the Special Events Recreation Center (SERC). Recruiters from 100+ companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies will be in attendance to meet with Brockport students and alumni from all majors and concentrations who are searching for employment or internship opportunities. A complete company listing, interactive floor map, event details, and tips on how to prepare can be accessed by downloading “Brockport Career Fair Plus” on the App Store or Google Play Store. The Fair is free of charge and open to all Brockport students and alumni, and no prior registration is required. Attendees are asked to dress professionally.
>>The annual Student Leadership Conference, planned entirely by Capstone Leadership Students in their fourth year of the Leadership Development Program, will take place on February 19 in the Seymour College Union. This year’s conference theme is “Changing Conversation to Change the World.” Rabbi Josh Feigelson of Ask Big Questions will deliver a keynote speech prompting student attendees to consider a simple concept: asking a question instead of making a statement. More than 20 alumni will return to campus to volunteer at the conference by leading interactive breakout sessions that will be offered to the more than 300 students expected to attend. Community Development, which hosts the event in collaboration with Student Union and Activities, the Office of Alumni Engagement, and Brockport Student Government, welcomes the attendance of all interested students.
>>The College at Brockport is one of only 150 colleges and universities across the country to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly University. The distinction was achieved in part thanks to a committee made up of a representative from the Brockport community, from Brockport Student Government, and from Campus Recreation. Director for Campus Recreation Scott Haines hopes the College will continue to facilitate bike riding on campus for those who choose that method of travel to class or work, as well as promote the Eagle Share Bike Program that gives the campus community access to 40 rentable bikes provided by Campus Recreation. The bike share program has grown in popularity amongst students, to whom it is free, since its launch two years ago. University Police has also begun to offer a registration service that prevents occurrences of lost or stolen personal bikes. Several bike registration events are held annually.
December 1, 2016
>>More than 45 regional employers participated in recruiting SUNY students through the SUNY Virtual Career Fair on November 15. The cyber event provided students a chance to search for jobs and internship opportunities in a number of fields from their laptops and mobile devices, as well as network with organization representatives via online chat sessions. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, GEICO, Cellular Sales, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Villa of Hope were among the organizations that engaged in the day-long event, which was free for both students and recruiters.
November 3, 2016
>>The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities hosted The College at Brockport’s 34th Annual Resident Assistant Conference on November 5. For more than three decades, the College has provided an opportunity for forward-thinking and knowledgeable individuals who work both on and off the Brockport campus to share their experiences in student affairs. This year’s conference set out to continue the long-standing tradition of creating a platform for professional development, partnerships, and continued growth for RAs. The theme, “To Leadership, and Beyond!” challenged conference participants to pursue continuously higher achievement. More than 40 presentations addressed topics that fell under five categories: the RA role, community building and program, wellness, social justice and diversity, and the professional track.
October 6, 2016
>>The vision of Student Union and Activities is to create an inclusive community that heightens spirit and tradition on campus, with the aim of building a culture of Brockport pride. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are encouraged to get involved in this semester’s programming and actively engage in our campus community.
>>The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is expecting approximately 350 prospective students and 875 total guests at this year’s Fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 22, and Saturday, November 12. The agenda for this semester’s events will include an academic fair highlighting each department, a presentation on Brockport’s intercollegiate athletics, departmental and campus tours, and other engaging programming.
>>The Leadership Development Program hosted its annual kickoff event on Friday, September 30, in the Union Ballroom, at which more than 175 students were in attendance to engage in conversation and exploration of leadership. This year, more than 289 students; 122 faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers; and a historically high 20 Capstone students – students who have been in the program for the past 4 years and will now be taking on significant roles – will be participating. Alumni are encouraged to watch for a call for programs in late October, and interested volunteers may fill out a Volunteer Registration Form.