Jonathan Cohen, University photographer, received first prize in the photo-essay category of the University Photographers’ Association of America’s annual photos of the year competition for his photos of the flood evacuation at the Events Center in September 2011. The highly competitive contest receives entries from hundreds of university staff photographers across the country and is judged by the members of the organization during their annual symposium. Cohen also took home two honorable mentions for a portrait of alumna farmer Shannon Hayes, and the image of the lightning bolt over campus. See Cohen’s winning entries at http://www.upaa.org/annual-print-competition/2012-0.
July 10, 2012
July 10, 2012
Julie McLaughlin, a spring 2012 graduate in human development and art from Syracuse, received an honorable mention in the Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition for her work Turner’s Boats (After Turner). The exhibition showcases work by the top student artists from across SUNY and is on display at the New York State Museum through Sept.3, 2012. The juried exhibition features 68 works selected from more than 316 artistic pieces submitted for the SUNY Student Art Exhibitions for fall 2011 and spring 2012, which were previously displayed at State University Plaza in Albany. The traditional areas of drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture are enhanced by the addition of digital imaging and mixed media installations. The awards were presented by SUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost David K. Lavallee, at a reception at the Museum on June 5.
June 26, 2012
John J. Appelbaum, pre-law advisor, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Northeast Pre-Law Advisors Association (NAPLA) as a member-at-large. He will serve a two-year term.
June 26, 2012
Each year, the Department of Theatre recognizes students with outstanding academic standing who show exceptional skills in a specialized area in theater.
The following students received awards:
Jun Han, the Jack Berman Award; Josh Spodick, the Theatre Department Award; NJ Agwuna and Dustin Hirthler, the Don A. Watters Award; Rebecca Haisman, the Pappy Parker Players Award; and Barbara Erin Delo, Michael Gallagher, Edward Pottorff and Aaron Rubinstein, the Albert Nocciolino Excellence in Theatre Award.
The following students received scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year:
Andrew Gutierrez, Solomon Israel Theatre Arts Scholorship; Molly Powell, the Alexander Rae Bladwin Jr. Memorial Scholarship; Glenn Pepe, the John & Vi Bielenberg Theatre Scholarship; Andrew Bryce, Gruber Family Scholarship in Theatre; Jacob Wentlent, the Alfred Brooks Memorial Theatre Scholarship; and Emely Zepeda, Emily & Orville Nielsen, MD Theatre Scholarship.
The department also recognized Lars Updale, adjunct and electrics supervisor for the Theatre Department, for his years of service.
June 25, 2012
Alexa Schmidt, registered dietician with Sodexo Campus Services, placed second in the Most Innovative Nutrition Program category in the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) annual Nutrition Awards Program for the “Nourish U with Alexa” program. Nourish U with Alexa promotes the benefits of proper nutrition, wellness and living a healthy lifestyle to the campus community. The awards program aims to help member institutions advance their culinary expertise by acknowledging successful promotions and outstanding recipes. Contests are open to all NACUFS institutional members. The NACUFS membership consists of approximately 550 institutions of higher education from across the U.S. and Canada, and nearly 500 industry members from the food, equipment and consulting market segments.
June 8, 2012
Kudos and thanks for a job well done go to the Commencement Planning Committee and the many volunteers from campus and the community who pulled off another successful Commencement Weekend in May. With their hard work and time, dozens of doctoral candidates were hooded, hundreds of master’s candidates crossed the stage and nearly 2,400 undergraduates received their degrees in style.