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This is one of our best issues ever! Did you know you may only need a 2-year degree to land a great job? Could you use some tips on staying focused? Why are community college students defaulting on loans? Who gave HVCC a million bucks, and why? Who is in charge of NCC now? What new programs do Long Island University and SUNY Cobleskill now offer? In national news, what did the Pope say? Read the answers in this issue! Of course, there are comics and puzzles. As for CCCN’s regular writers, we’ve moved the popular Julianne Mosher into the advice columnist role, Prof. Cutrera wonders why colleges don’t require students to put in more than 12-18 hours a week, Prof. Podos helps us destress and change our mindset, Tyler McNeil sums up college cafeteria options and New to You! looks at a racist 100-year-old movie.
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SUNY Sullivan Director of Athletics & Recreation & NJCAA Region XV Men’s Director Christopher D. DePew has been elected as the 1st Vice-President of the NJCAA Men’s Basketball National Coaches Association. DePew served as the Association’s Secretary from 2009-2013 until he was elected 2nd Vice President in 2013, a position he held for a 2-year term. He ran unopposed for the 1st Vice President position this spring and began his 2-year term on August 1, 2015. He is in line to take over as the National Coaches Association President in the summer of 2017.
“I am honored to be elected to a role where I can continue to serve junior college basketball at the highest levels,” said DePew, who also serves as the National Chairman of the NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball Committee and has been the Executive Director of the NJCAA National DIII Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament held at SUNY Sullivan since 2011. “I thank the Association for having the faith in me to help lead this amazing organization. I look forward to working with my other Association Officers to make this organization the very best that it can be.”
As 1st Vice President, DePew’s duties will include but are not limited to planning, organizing and implementing the annual NJCAA National All-Star Game in Las Vegas each May, answering questions for the over 2,500-member organization, and serving on the Hall of Fame and National Coach and Player of the Year selection committees.
The purpose of the organization is to promote basketball as an integral part of the junior/community college educational program, to foster junior college basketball to its highest level both nationally and internationally, to place at the disposal of coaches, sources of basketball information, and to advise, through recommendation, the National Junior College Athletic Association standing committees for basketball from each division. Learn more at www.jcbca.com
SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) today announced that global electronics and semiconductor company Tokyo Electron Limited (TELTM) has extended its research and development agreement through 2020, with $262.5M in new investments at SUNY Poly’s NanoTech megaplex in Albany. Today’s announcement brings total investments in TEL’s cutting edge R&D center at SUNY Poly CNSE to more than $1 billion. Continue reading
By David L. Podos
Most people today know (or should know) that having a college education is so important. The world has changed so much over the past 30-40 years and is changing ever faster at an exponential rate, and right before our eyes. Our ever-expanding human knowledge and discovery in regards to technology and science are our biggest change agents. The never ending desire for companies to reach zero waste with maximum efficiency and effectiveness and never ending profit margins drives upper management to seek new and bold ways to run our organizations. Continue reading
#NationalPoetryDay is today.
DON’T DO JUMBLES
When people are closer to death
They get into strange habits
like focusing intently on scratch-and-lose tickets,
a feeling of amazement at
rubbing a coin and revealing
three alike cats, or cakes, or cheeseburgers
and winning $2 Continue reading
Mohawk Valley Community College will host an information session for its Airframe and Powerplant aviation maintenance program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the MVCC Aviation Training Center at Griffiss International Airport in Rome. No registration is required. Continue reading
John Van Niel, FLCC professor of environmental conservation and horticulture, holds a mouse as he discusses field research with faculty from other community colleges at a workshop in Canandaigua in 2014. The FLCC-led workshops are funded by the National Science Foundation.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Finger Lakes Community College a $1.5 million grant to continue its work in developing undergraduate research programs in its classrooms and laboratories and at other community colleges across the country. Continue reading
A scene from the program.
What is the best of Western Europe? Answering this subjective question was part of the learning experience for a group Genesee Community College students who traveled collaboratively with students from five State University of New York bachelorette institutions, specifically The College at Brockport, Buffalo State, SUNY Albany, SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Cortland. Continue reading
By Darren Johnson
I’d been wanting to write this piece for a while. Aside from publishing Campus News, I have also worked in community colleges for a long time now, in various capacities, and remain concerned that not enough students are what administrators call “persisting.”
In short, it mostly means lasting past the first year, or even the first semester. Continue reading
Bullying, harassment and intimidation in schools takes center stage in this year’s annual conference hosted by the University at Buffalo’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Classics V Banquet Center on Niagara Falls Blvd. Continue reading
Supporting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s high-tech investment strategy driving innovation-based research, development, and economic opportunities across New York State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) today announced that SUNY Poly CNSE Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Mengbing Huang has been awarded $380,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the development of a novel nanofabrication instrument that could pave the way toward exponentially faster and more capable future quantum computer systems. Such fundamental research could also lay the foundation for advances in the area of quantum cryptography and telecommunication by enabling a high-security future internet based on quantum information processing, in addition to providing the means for developing highly sensitive nanoscale magnetometers for single molecular sensing. Continue reading