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Apr 18 2014

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service

Apr 17 2014

Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues

Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 21 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” Webinar: Video-Conferencing Using Zoom

Apr 21 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II

Apr 22 2014

Citation Workshop

Apr 22 2014

Citation Workshop

Apr 22 2014

C.H.I. Garden Party

Academics Announcements
Mar 27 2014

Advisement and Registration Summer and Fall 2014

Academic advisement: Ongoing
Open enrollment for Summer 2014: Starts Mar. 31, 2014
Priority online enrollment for Fall 2014: Apr. 14 - 25, 2014
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Financial aid and registration (PDF)
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Mar 10 2014

New Advisement and Registration Dates for Summer and Fall 2014 Courses

The NYIT 2013-2014 Academic Calendar has been updated. Please note the following dates for summer and fall 2014 academic advisement and registration:
· Academic advisement begins March 24, 2014
· Open registration for Summer 2014 (no registration appointment required) starts March 31, 2014
· Priority registration for Fall 2014, Cycle A and Cycle B 2014 (students are assigned registration appointments) is April 14 – 25, 2014
· Open registration for Fall 2014 (no registration appointment required) starts April 26, 2014
NYIT is implementing a new student information system: PeopleSoft. Therefore, the display at NYIT Connect will look different than it has in the past. However, the interface should be intuitive and easy to use. If you have questions, please contact the SSC. We appreciate your patience and support in this time of transition. 

Jan 08 2014

Welcome to 2014

Spring 2014 and Cycle C classes begin on January 21st. If you need any help with Financial Aid, Registration, Advisement or payment options – please contact us immediately. Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9am – 6pm Wednesday – Friday 9am – 6pm Telephone: 516.686.7878 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Dec 11 2013

Hot Meals on a Cold Day

It is very easy to see that the homeless population of New York City is on the rise. We see it every day in the area surrounding NYIT’s Manhattan campus.  According to a recent report from the Coalition for the Homeless, NYC’s homeless population is at its highest rate since the 1930s, with a record being set this June of over 52,000 people, with 22,100 of them being children, seeking refuge in New York City’s municipal shelters. While we walk past many of the city’s homeless on our daily commute, rarely do we stop and really think about their circumstances. Charitable organizations like the Church of St. Paul the Apostle’s soup kitchen provides a very important necessity to many of the city’s homeless, a hot meal. Not everyone who utilizes the soup kitchen is homeless, but they certainly are appreciative of the kindness. Students from Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society have been volunteering at the soup kitchen for the past 2 years. They do this as an ongoing community service event every semester and also as a way to annually take part in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week.  On Tuesday, November 19th a new group of volunteers went to the soup kitchen, which brought about brand new reactions to the day. XAE Treasurer Nusrat Lima describes her visit to the soup kitchen below.
 
 “This was my first time ever going to a soup kitchen and I was excited despite the cold weather.  I met two kind senior citizens while making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They have been volunteering in the soup kitchen for more than a decade.  After all the sandwiches were packed by Sadia (XAE Secretary) and myself, we got ready to serve whoever came through St. Paul's door. I was stationed as a server for pasta and meatballs. I was really surprised to see a young girl who looked my age in the line for food. When I saw her enter the soup kitchen at first I thought she was a student from another college coming to help out, but to my surprise she was the one who needed the help.  It was shocking to see someone so close to my age at a soup kitchen. It made me wonder what her circumstances were and if she was part of the growing number of homeless in the city. It made me feel sad for that brief moment. Honestly, even though it wasn’t easy, this was a great experience and I recommend everyone to go out and give a little of your time to helping out the less fortunate.”

Coalition for the Homeless. (2013) Figures for homelessness in New York City retrieved from http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/basic-facts-about-homelessness-new-york-city

Dec 11 2013

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

It was “peanut butter jelly time” on Thursday, November 14th when members of Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society organized a sandwich making party. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were made to be delivered to New York Common Pantry, an organization whose mission is “to reduce hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency”.  Even more students turned out than were expected, and within 30 minutes all the sandwiches were made! Many thanks to everyone who came by to lend a hand. If you would like to host your own sandwich making event or find out more about New York Common pantry, please visit nycommonpantry.org.

Nov 07 2013

Painting the Town Pink

Pink Everywhere Campaign and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, October 20, 2013

The members of Students Working to Achieve Greatness (S.W.A.G), along with representatives of the NYIT community from the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing, painted the town PINK on Oct. 20 at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.  For the past two years, S.W.A.G. has helped lead the efforts to raise funds and awareness for this important event, led by President of S.W.A.G. and Resident Assistant Oshane Cooke.  In October they kick start the fundraising and awareness campaign with their PINK EVERYWHERE event.  PINK EVERYWHERE takes place in the student lounge of the 26 West building a week before the walk,  this year on Wednesday, Oct. 16.  The students covered the entire lounge in pink. Even the vending machines turned pink for a day!  They raised funds by selling baked goods, bracelets, pencils, and their one of a kind pink S.W.A.G. t-shirts.  S.W.A.G. had a record turnout this year for the walk with more than 25 students showing up at 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning no less.  Congratulations to S.W.A.G. on its continued success with this noteworthy cause.

Nov 07 2013

When Students Are the Teachers

 
Two years ago, the members of NYIT’s Zeta Lambda chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society established a relationship with the High School of Arts and Technology of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus. The students of XAE have visited this school every semester for the past 2 years to speak to students and answer their questions about college. This semester, members of XAE invited other student leaders from the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and a member of the Student Government Association (SGA) to share their knowledge and experience with the senior class on October 18.
 
The high school students soaked up the information like a sponge. It was amazing to see the transformation of a rather boisterous and distracted group of teenagers suddenly silenced and giving their undivided attention to their guests. After the NYIT students shared their own personal stories they opened the floor for questions. Once the questions started, they did not stop until well after the bell rang signaling the end of the advisory period. Realizing that there was not enough time for all of the students’ questions, Oshane Cooke (B.S., Advertising, ’14) gave his contact information to them, offering help with the college application process and even tours of NYIT if the students wanted to get a sneak peek into college life. Orin Pramanik (B.S., Life Science/Biomedical Engineering, ’14) got more than she bargained for when one of the students came up to her and gave her a big hug in thanks for the inspiration. The student had yet to meet someone in her aspiring field of Biomedical Engineering until Orin. Hearing Orin speak about the major was very motivating as she begins to plan for her career goals.
 
All of the guests left something important and inspiring with the students during their trip. Whether it was simply a description of their residence hall or stories of the life altering effect college has had on them, they gave a piece of themselves to the students at the High School of Arts and Technology that day. They explained not only the importance of finishing high school and going on to college but the possibility of making it a reality. For many students, especially those from a low income household or community, college can seem like someone else’s dream. The NYIT students reflected on their own experiences and even shared that they too had some of the same doubts and obstacles that these high school seniors were now facing. They then went on to share how they overcame those obstacles, whether it was finding motivation through participating in college tours, finding a way to open doors through opportunity programs such as HEOP, or taking advantage of leadership opportunities at NYIT. Thank you to Jeremy Ducos, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development, for helping to make this visit possible.

Aug 06 2013

Citymeals-on-Wheels Volunteer Project

On July 31, 2013, the students, tutors, and staff of the Arthur O. Eve HEOP Pre-Freshmen Summer Program took to the streets of Harlem to participate in their first group community service project. Accompanied by Dyesha Durm from NYIT’s Manhattan Community Service Center (CSC), the group volunteered their services to the Citymeals-on-Wheels program. Citymeals provides food to homebound, elderly New Yorkers in the form of cooked meals, as well as pantry bags of nonperishable foods to stock their kitchens throughout the week. The HEOP students were divided into smaller groups and given routes to deliver pantry bags to waiting clients in the area. Loaded up with bags packed full of various boxes and cans, the teams set out with their maps and rang doorbells and buzzers until each bag had reached its destination. Though a few clients were not home, the students followed the instructions of Vivienne O’Neill, director of volunteer programs, and gave these unclaimed bags to the homeless. Combined, the groups trekked through nearly ten miles of Manhattan on behalf of the Citymeals organization.

The students left the experience feeling tired but accomplished. Everyone was glad to have done something to help another human being in need. The students reflected on the experience later on that week, sharing their thoughts and feelings. They spoke about the challenges they faced and the highlights of the activity. One student fondly recalled a very chatty client who exclaimed that she was “96 years old and still looking good!” Mimma Najnin, said afterwards that, “it made me realize the problems I face are nothing compared to what others face on a daily basis.” Another student, Bryan Diaz said that volunteering made him, “realize such a small deed means the world to someone less fortunate. We can be so picky and wasteful; we don’t know what we have until it is taken away.” The activity also made the students look at the larger problems in society that contribute to certain people being hungry, like economic inequality and waste. These are certainly not problems that cannot be tackled in a day, but it was good to see these issues on the mind of the incoming freshmen. The HEOP students are eager to participate in more activities like this in the near future.

Aug 06 2013

HEOP Alumni Panel

Pictured, left to right: Juan Alcantara (B.S., Computer Science, ’13), Tony Grullon (B.Arch., Architecture, ’11), Philander Herrera (B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, ’10), Nahima Hoque (B.S., Life Sciences/Biology, ’11), and Harpreet Singh (B.S., Business Administration/International, ’09)

On Tuesday July 2nd, incoming freshmen in the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) were welcomed by NYIT staff, alumni, and current students who participated in the third annual HEOP Alumni Panel and Luncheon.  The Alumni Panel is the official start to the HEOP summer program, an intensive five week program that prepares incoming freshmen for college. This year’s panel was made up of four alumni and one current student nearing graduation, all of whom attended NYIT through HEOP.  The panel members spoke about their backgrounds, majors, roadblocks, experiences as HEOP students at NYIT, methods of coping with the challenges of college, and much more. 

Among the most consistent pieces of advice given to incoming freshmen was the importance of utilizing their “HEOP family” whether that is the staff or their fellow HEOP classmates.  Every panel member spoke about the value of coming to their HEOP counselors with any concerns and questions.  “They are there to help you, use them!”  Panel members also stressed the importance of utilizing the services required such as tutoring and counseling. They noted that while these requirements may feel a bit burdensome at first, the freshmen would soon come to realize the value in them.   The panel members encouraged students to take advantage of the many other resources offered by NYIT from tutoring at The Learning Center to student leadership opportunities such as becoming Orientation Leaders, Peer Mentors/Advisors, and more.  Many of the panel speakers had reduced their need for student loans by taking advantage of the numerous leadership opportunities offered at NYIT. 

This year’s panel showed a trend towards continuing education.   Among this year’s panelists, there were several who had obtained or were in the process of seeking advanced degrees.  One graduate in particular, Harpreet Singh, obtained his M.S. in Accounting and Information Systems from Queens College, City University of New York.  He soon after landed an impressive job as an Investigations Specialist at JP Morgan Chase. The students were awed and inspired to hear that he had already paid off all of his student loans!

Current student Juan Alcantara spoke about his experiences in different student groups and organizations.  Juan is a member of Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society.  He spoke about the numerous community service activities he has been involved in since being inducted into XAE such as soup kitchen visits, high school mentoring programs, and toy drives for a local foster care agency.  Juan said it has been an extremely fulfilling experience and encouraged students to aim for the GPA requirements that would allow them to also become a part of this elite group.

“It was inspiring to see the HEOP alumni giving back to the program and sharing their experiences,” said Deepa Bhalla, director of the program.  “They are proof that hard work does pay off despite hurdles you may face along the way.” After the panel was over, the alumni stayed to have lunch with the freshmen and answer more questions.  This was a great opportunity to stay connected and give back to a program they love so much. We would like to thank everyone who took time from their busy schedules to take part in this event.  The HEOP freshmen will remember your advice for years to come! 
 

May 21 2013

Inspiring Through Shared Experiences

Members of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society (XAE) make a promise upon induction to “continue to excel academically, to promote academic excellence in others, and to help those who genuinely aspire to achieve the same goals”.  The members of XAE strive to live out this promise through various activities both on and off-campus.  On May 2nd they stayed true to this promise by visiting the High School of Arts and Technology to talk to juniors and seniors about preparing for and making the most out of their college experience. 
 
The students at the High School of Arts and Technology were very eager to hear advice from seasoned and successful college students.   They had many questions and fears that the members of XAE were able to address during their 2 hour visit.  One of the primary concerns of the high school students was paying for college.  The XAE members encouraged the students to apply for opportunity programs to receive academic and financial support. Another piece of advice repeated by the members was to get involved in college leadership positions and apply for scholarships.  The high school students were shocked and relieved to hear about all of the financial aid that members of XAE receive by taking advantage of various student leadership opportunities offered at NYIT.  The XAE members encouraged the students to look for and apply to similar positions at the colleges they plan to attend.   Members of XAE also encouraged the high school students to know and use their resources, such as departments like student activities, academic advisors and opportunity program counselors.   
 
Many of the high school students were anxious about the transition from high school to college.  They were not sure what to expect or if they would be able to handle the college level workload.  The members of XAE were extremely open and honest in sharing some of their own difficulties in making this same transition.  Some of them candidly shared stories of behaviors they were not so proud of when they were in high school.  They assured the students that if they were able to grow and blossom into successful college students then so could all the students in the room, as long as they fully applied themselves.   The XAE members shared their personal backgrounds as well, many of them coming from the same neighborhoods or sharing similar experiences and circumstances.  The high school students seemed to appreciate this information and it made the success stories that much more encouraging and motivating. 
 
Special thanks to Vanderie Vielie, HEOP Counselor and Jeremy Ducos, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development for arranging the visit.  The members of XAE really enjoyed sharing their knowledge and experience with the students of the High School of Arts and Technology and look forward to an ongoing relationship with the school.

May 01 2013

XAE Induction Ceremony

On April 23, NYIT’s Zeta Lambda chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society (XAE) held its third annual induction ceremony.  Ten Arthur O. Eve HEOP students were inducted into the society and seven current members received pin upgrades because they demonstrated high levels of academic achievement after their initial induction.  Dr. Richard Pizer, Professor of Life Sciences and former NYIT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, gave the institutional remarks, reminding the students of the importance of a college education and to always be proud of their academic achievements. 
 
This year’s ceremony featured a special keynote speaker with a connection to the legislative founding of Arthur O. Eve HEOP in New York State.  Eric Eve, son of former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly Arthur O. Eve, delivered an inspiring speech reflecting on the fight his father gave to ensure that students from all walks of life would have the opportunity to obtain a higher education.   He also spoke on the importance of higher education and the transformative effect it can have on one’s life.  The students were struck by his words and continued to speak and reflect on what Mr. Eve said well after the ceremony was over.
 
Jairo Abreu, DPT, was recognized as the honorary member at this year’s induction ceremony.  Jairo is a graduate of NYIT and a former Arthur O. Eve HEOP student.  He first began his academic career at NYIT in 2001. By 2006, he had earned a bachelor’s degree in life science/physical therapy, but this was not enough for Jairo. He continued his education at NYIT and went on to earn his doctorate of physical therapy in 2008. Since that time, he has been working at Lutheran Medical Center as a Senior Physical Therapist, specializing in orthopedic and post-surgical rehabilitation. Jairo Abreu was selected for honorary membership because he carries on the mission of XAE to promote academic excellence. His own numerous achievements, both at NYIT and since graduation, served as an inspiration to other HEOP students.
 
Members of the NYIT community, parents, and loved ones watched as the inductees graciously and emotionally accepted their new honor while thanking those who supported them along the way. The pinning ceremony was an opportunity for students to recognize significant people in their lives: parents, friends, or staff members who have supported them throughout their academic journey. We congratulate the following members on their achievements:  Chaimae Benali, Veronica Diaz, Jaishel Linch Bennett, Carlos Melendez, Orin Pramanik, Ashliane Riollano, Arafat Sadia, Marisa Salerno, Lakisha Scott and Tiffanny Terceros. We also congratulate the following members on their pin upgrades: Jissela Murillo, Katherine Javier Aguilar, Ting Ting Mei, Jissela Murillo, Juan Alcantara, Stacy Diaz, Ramon Valentin and Pedro Vazquez. May your success serve as an inspiration and light to brighten the path of those who follow in your footsteps of academic excellence.  Your stories and speeches have touched and inspired many to work harder. Congratulations to you all on your continued success!

Apr 10 2013

Serving with the Archbishop

 
 
Pictured, (left to right): Juan Alcantara (Class of 2013), HEOP counselor Vanderie Vielie, Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Ting Ting Mei (Class of 2013), and Ilvania Mendoza (Class of 2014)

The students and staff of Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) ventured on their bi-annual journey to St. Paul the Apostle soup kitchen not knowing that an unexpected surprise awaited them.  Not everyone realized that Thursday, Mar. 28 was Holy Thursday, a day celebrated in the Catholic Church to commemorate Jesus’s last supper with the disciples.  When the XAE members arrived at the church they were informed that a special guest would be joining them to serve the food, Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan! After hearing the exciting news the students and staff organized the pantry, which is something they must do quite well since the church staff makes sure this is completed every visit.  Once the pantry was in order, it was almost time to start serving.  The Archbishop arrived and got on the serving line right next to the students.  The students found him to be friendly and down to earth.  Everyone was excited about the surprise guest, especially the soup kitchen patrons.  People were asking for pictures, prayers, and blessings along with their special lunch of ham, potatoes, veggies, and cake.
 
The visit to St. Paul the Apostle soup kitchen is always a special treat, particularly because of the warm and inviting staff, volunteers, and patrons.  This visit was extra special, not only because of the surprise guest but because of the extra enthusiasm of everyone that was there.   Not only are the members of XAE looking forward to returning to the soup kitchen, but the staff and volunteers who “love to have us” are looking forward to it as well!

Apr 05 2013

Advising Workshop Spring 2013

Need help with advisement and registration for fall and summer classes?  

Attend one of the advising workshops hosted by the Advising and Enrichment Center (AEC) on Tuesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 11.

Register here

Apr 02 2013

Library Extended Hours for Finals

Day Date Manhattan Wisser Ed. Hall

Monday and Tuesday

May 6-7

8 a.m.- midnight*

8 a.m.- 10 p.m.

9 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday

May 8-9

8 a.m.- midnight*

8 a.m.- midnight

9 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Friday

May 10

8 a.m.- midnight*

8 a.m.- midnight

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Saturday

May 11

9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

9 a.m. - midnight

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Sunday

May 12

10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

1 p.m.- midnight

Closed

Monday- Thursday

May 13-16

8 a.m.- midnight*

8 a.m.- midnight

9 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Friday

May 17

8 a.m.- midnight*

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Saturday

May 18

9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

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Sunday

May 19

Closed

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*From 8 to 9 a.m., only the first floor is open, with self-services available.

Feb 25 2013

HEOP Works!

 
Pictured, left to right: Martha Depumarejo, Misael Pena, Jose Melendez, Anna Rosado, Elizabeth Sanchez, Amy Class (Legislative Director for Assemblywoman Carmen E. Arroyo), Ashliane Riollano, and Ronny Perez
 
More than 4,600 students from across New York State rely on HEOP mentoring, tutoring, and financial aid each year and graduate at rates above the national average for all students. With families continuing to face economic stress, the need for students to lobby for funding is especially important. HEOP students participated in this year’s Student Advocacy Day and not only represented the program but also the 1,533 NYIT students who received funds from the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) in the fall semester.
 
On Feb. 12, NYIT students joined more than 1,000 high school and college students, faculty, and staff from more than 60 colleges, universities, and supporting organizations in Albany. NYIT participants attended 11 advocacy seminars and met with elected officials to discuss funding for TAP and HEOP. Students expressed their gratitude for the HEOP program and encouraged legislators to continue to be supporters of independent higher education. Throughout the day, students referred to HEOP as being their home away from home and a part of their extended family.
 
During the Student and Alumni Speak Out event, two HEOP students told their story of how HEOP and NYIT gave them an opportunity to pursue their education. Jaishel Linch Bennett, a sophomore majoring in behavioral sciences/social work, and Kai Reynolds, a sophomore majoring in fine arts/computer graphics participated in this part of the program.
 
Mark your calendar for next year’s Student Lobby Day on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. HEOP offers a special thank you to John Agnelli, dean of campus life; Megan Livingston, director of student activities and leadership development; Jeremy Ducos, assistant director; and Michael Schneider, director of counseling and wellness, for their time and efforts in planning and participating in Student Advocacy Day!

Feb 22 2013

Research Experience for Undergraduates

June 2 – Aug. 9
Manhattan Campus


Applications Due
March 31
 

Apply Now

Are You Interested In A Paid Summer Research Internship AT NYIT?

The NYIT REU Program will provide opportunities for 10 motivated and talented undergraduate students to collaborate with NYIT faculty and graduate students in research on methods of securing smartphones and their networks using both hardware and software approaches (women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply).

Undergraduates will gain hands-on research experiences in simulating the spread of malware on smartphones, implementing cryptographic algorithms and authentication schemes for smartphones, studying topology control of wireless networks, geolocating smartphones, detecting physical attack on a network of smartphones, and developing privacy-protected medical sensing methods using smartphones.

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Nov 20 2012

Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges - Part III

The freshman students of NYIT’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), in conjunction with the Community Service Center (CSC), recently hosted a group of visitors from almost halfway around the globe. On Thursday, November 15, eight students visiting New York City from Mumbai, India through the International YMCA’s Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP) and their trip leaders were treated to conversation, lunch, and fun activities with the Arthur O. Eve HEOP students. The Indian students arrived eager to interact with a group of New York college students and happily bonded over their similarities and differences. After sharing some pizza, the students took part in an activity that had them practice their communication skills. Each person was assigned a new identity that only the other teammates knew. Using only “yes” or “no” questions, each person had to rely on their teammates to help them figure out their identity. The end of session wrap-up revealed something interesting. Previously, the biggest topic brought up after YAP interactions had been language barriers since the first two visiting groups were native French and Spanish speaking students. This time, instead of discussing a difficulty in communication, the Indian students shared that they were surprised at how nice and welcoming everyone in New York has been throughout their trip. They described how in India, this would not necessarily be the experience one would have while walking down the street. An enjoyable time was had by all, and both HEOP and YAP students said that they would be happy to participate in another activity like this again.

Nov 20 2012

Serving up Some Smiles

For the past three semesters the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) national honor society, Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE), has made a trip to the St. Paul the Apostle soup kitchen to lend some extra hands.  This semester, XAE collaborated with the Community Service Center (CSC) to open the event to the general student population.  On Thursday, November 15, eight students and one staff member made their way to the soup kitchen and spent the morning doing some much needed unpacking, stocking, and organizing of the pantry.  The church staff was very appreciative of the group’s efficient work.  During the afternoon, the students and staff member shared some laughs and smiles with the church staff, volunteers, and soup kitchen patrons.  Roland Gabriel, volunteer of the soup kitchen always plays light music to make the atmosphere a bit more ‘homey’; this week’s selection was Nina Simon.  The students had a productive and fulfilling day and many have already expressed an interest in returning soon. 

Nov 20 2012

The Great American Bake Sale

Great causes bring great groups of people together, and on Wednesday, November 14, that is exactly what happened when students came together for the Great American Bake Sale!  Students from Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE), Community Service Center (CSC), S.W.A.G and Bear Hug Club came together for a bake sale.  All funds that were raised through Share our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale will go towards the No Kid Hungry Campaign –a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.  The students wasted no time in their offers to bake cakes, cookies, cupcakes brownies and even some empanadas to mix things up.  The event was a great success with $283 raised towards ending childhood hunger in America.  If you are interested in hosting your own Great American Bake sale visit Strength.org to learn more.

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