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Class of 2014: Convocation & Commencement Info.
Plans for the Falk College Convocation and SU Commencement are well underway. Be sure to mark your calendars with the dates below.
Falk College Convocation
Saturday, May 10, 4:00pm
Manley Field House
Sunday, May 11, 9:30am
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Submit a Photo/Video for the 2014 Convocation Remembrance Video
Share memories from your years at SU! Submissions will be compiled into this year's Remembrance Video and shown during Convocation.
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Falk College Dean's List
Congratulations to Falk College students who have been named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List. Students receive this certificate of achievement when they have achieved a minimum of a 3.4 semester grade point average and have earned at least 12 credit hours of course work.
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March 21 Conference Explores Violence’s Impact on Children, Families
Topics covered include how grief, loss impact children’s well being
and organizations that can help when trauma becomes pervasive
The Department of Child and Family Studies in Syracuse University’s Falk College will host, “A Community in Trauma: The Impact on Children and Families,” a day-long conference exploring the epidemic of violence and the long-term wounds it inflicts on the children who grow up in its shadow. The event, to be held Friday, March 21, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road, will feature community experts who deal with violence and trauma who will offer different perspectives on related problems and solutions. The conference cost is $35 and includes lunch. Registration information can be found at falk.syr.edu. Seating is limited. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. For more information, including assistance with special needs accommodations, please contact Arlene Johnston, email@example.com, or 315-443-1715.
Falk College Announces New Bachelor of Science in Food Studies; Now Enrolling Majors for Fall 2014
The Falk College today announced a new bachelor of science degree in Food Studies. The new program, which is now enrolling majors for Fall 2014, provides a thorough understanding of food systems, politics and economies from production to consumption locally, nationally and globally. Students develop marketable skills, such as data management and analysis, food preparation and presentation, and the ability and knowledge to link these skills to the growing interest in food systems. The opportunity to pair the food studies major with minors within the Falk College and throughout Syracuse University, such as public health, nutrition, social sciences, policy studies or communications, offers students unique and marketable complements to their degree programs.
SPM Club raises over $30,000 at 9th Annual Charity Sports Auction to benefit Food Bank of Central New York
Congratulations and thank you to the Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University, which announced it raised $30,500 for Food Bank of Central New York at its 9th Annual Charity Sports Auction in December. “As a result of months of hard work on behalf of over 75 Syracuse University students, 79,300 meals were provided to those families in need in our community,” said Kate Veley, SPM club co-advisor. “We simply couldn’t be more proud of our students, or more thankful of the Central New York community who once again recognized a need and worked together to help us make a difference.”
A check presentation took place during the SU men’s basketball game on February 19 at the Carrier Dome. Picture above L-R: Alyssa Wood, ’13 auction co-chair; Kathleen Stress, Food Bank of Central New York, Executive Vice President; Carly Raimo, ’13 auction co-chair; Kate Veley, SPM Club co-advisor.
NEPA hosted Brian Wansink Feb. 26
The Nutrition Education Promotion Association (NEPA) hosted Brian Wansink, Ph.D., on the topic of mindless eating in February 2014. The community was invited to attend the lecture. Dr. Wansink is the John Dyson Endowed Chair in the Applied Economics and Management Department at Cornell University, directing the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. He has been the Executive Director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, which is the federal agency charged in creating the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. He has authored numerous research articles and books, including Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. As a consumer psychologist, Dr. Wansink studies food psychology and eating behaviors. His work focuses on understanding how the environment influences our decisions to eat food. His research guides individuals to understand how they can change eating behaviors, and why these changes are so successful."
NEPA is a student organization in the Falk College’s Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition that promotes health and nutrition education to the SU and the Syracuse communities.
Pictured here are this year's Unsung Heroes honored (from left): Joseph Bryant, Deborah Person, Georgia Popoff and Dorothy Russell.
SWK Alumna, Debra Person, Honored with 2014 Unsung Heroes Award
The 2014 Syracuse University Unsung Heroes were honored during the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Jan. 19. Congratulations to this year's honorees including School of Social Work alumna, Debra L. Person. These awards are presented annually to people who, in the spirit of King’s “beloved community,” have made a positive difference in the lives of others but who are not widely recognized for their efforts. Also honored were Joseph Bryant, Georgia A. Popoff and Dorothy Russell.
Person has made a positive difference in the lives of others by providing spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social support through community outreach and residency programs. Person is the founder and executive director of Exodus 3 Ministries, a faith-based, nonprofit organization for women and children in need in Central New York. Against many odds, and with limited funds, Exodus 3 Ministries grew from what began as an outreach program in 2010 and the overwhelming need for more community support to assist those seeking deliverance from the pain of addiction, prostitution, domestic violence, child abuse and homelessness. Through the Exodus House residency program, women gain the skills and resources necessary to lift themselves out of poverty and to develop healthy, sustainable relationships with their families, service providers, faith communities and the community at large. The community outreach component of Exodus 3 Ministries has helped hundreds of families in the Syracuse area with shelter, clothing, housing and other immediate needs.
Person is a Syracuse-area native who earned a master of social work degree from Syracuse University. She was honored in 2011 by the Falk College’s School of Social Work with the Daniel and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award. The annual Daniel and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award was established in 1980 and recognizes a person who reflects the values of social justice in his or her professional and personal life. The award is given in honor of the late professor Daniel Rubenstein, a former faculty member in the School of Social Work and his late wife, Mary Lou, a former school social worker.
Nutrition Alums Help Students Build Professional Social Media Presence
The importance of a professional presence in social media for dietitians and other nutrition professionals was the focus of a recent interactive presentation by Falk College nutrition alumni and registered dietitians, Lauren Carey, RD, CLT, and Allison Marco, MS, RD, LDN. “Using Technology and Social Media to Leverage Your Career in Dietetics,” explored the growing use of social media in dietetics practice and why it is one of the most important elements in the professional toolkit of today’s dietitians. Lauren is a registered dietitian at a private practice in East Brunswick, NJ and is the co-founder of Baritrack, an app that offers support and tools for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. She is a Certified LEAP Specialist for Food Sensitivity Testing for IBS, Migraines, and Fibromyalgia, with additional certification in Adult Weight Management. As the food services registered dietitian at Georgetown University, Allison manages electronic nutrition tools for dining services including its online menus, Facebook presence, nutrition blog and menu app. She provides nutrition counseling for students, faculty and staff at Georgetown University and employee training and wellness programs.
A Community in Trauma: The Impact on Children & Families
A day-long conference exploring the epidemic of violence and the long-term wounds it inflicts.
Fri. March 21
Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road
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CFS Grad School Info Session
Learn about the benefits of earning a graduate degree in Child & Family Studies.
Fri. March 28
426 Ostrom Ave.
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Research Brown Bag Forum: "Strategies and Approaches for Securing Foundation Funding"
Melissa Whipps, Assistant Director Foundation Relations
Fri. March 28
3rd Floor Atrium, Sims Hall
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"America's First Sport" Airing Nationwide on ESPNU
Date: Sat. March 29th
Time: 11:00 am
Channel: ESPNU (Cable 370, Fios 73/573, DTV 208, Dish 141)
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Pitch an idea you would like funded and the University may award up to $1,500. Proposals will be presented and winners announced live at a special event with the Chancellor on April 11th.
Submission Due Date:
Mon., March 31st
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