Thanks go to Megan Kennedy, Class of 2014 and a member of our Student Debate planning committee, for today's guest blog!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Calling All Hofstra Students!
Calling All Hofstra Students!
We Need You!
By now, most of you have heard that Hofstra University is hosting the Presidential Debate on October 16, 2012. We are looking for current students to volunteer to help the campus host this once in a lifetime event! We will need nearly 300 student volunteers to support local, national and international media, the Commission on Presidential Debates, and our campus event operations leading up to and on Debate night. All volunteers will serve as Hofstra ambassadors for the hundreds of guests who will come to campus!
Students may apply to one of the following three categories: Event Operations, Media and Communication, or Debate Production. In addition, students may also apply to "Join the Debates," a new initiative for 2012. "Join the Debates" does not overlap with the other categories, so you are free to apply for just this opportunity or both this and another category.
Many students have already applied! Don't miss out on this historic opportunity!
** All positions will be filled on a rolling basis. The priority deadline for credentialed (Secret Service Clearance) positions is Friday, August 3. For roles that do not require credentials, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, September 7, based on availability.
Posted by Suzanne Dagger at 9:49 AM
Thursday, July 5, 2012
On Monday, July 2, 2012, Hofstra Young Alumna of the Year (Class of 2004) and trainer on NBC's Biggest Loser, Cara Castronuova, returned to the Hofstra University Fitness Center to give Hempstead high school student, Anthony Rogers, the opportunity to pursue a healthier lifestyle. By receiving the final available grant for Camp Shane, a six-week summer fitness camp located in Croton on Hudson, NY, Anthony will be able to start losing weight and arrive on the path to accomplishing his fitness goals.
"I was really impressed by (Anthony's) essay and his desire to lose weight," says Castronuova. "He's seen some tough times and I wanted to help him reach his goals." Yet, despite the excitement of the news and fanfare provided by the presence of Hofstra reps and local media, Anthony kept a reserved demeanor throughout the announcement, which Castronuova planned as a surprise.
Ms. Castronuova has been an active member in the Hofstra community for years, twice returning to campus prior to this week's appearance--once as a judge for Hofstra's annual student talent show and again to promote general health and fitness. She has also contributed to the surrounding community by volunteering her time to raise awareness for local wellness initiatives.
Posted by Nolan Meditz at 9:39 AM
Monday, July 2, 2012
Summer 2012 is in full swing and it’s been great to meet with some of you at our summer orientation programs and be in touch with others by phone and email. Student Counseling has switched gears this summer to finish up lingering administrative tasks and begin preparing for our new group of first year as well as our returning students. Some of what we’ve been working on over the summer is planning out our groups and psychoeducational workshops for the Fall semester.
Once the Fall is underway, we look forward to seeing many of you at our popular Mindfulness Meditation group as well as at other groups such as Social Connections and Making Peace with Food and Your Body. Feel free to contact SCS with any suggestions for new group topics. We will be updating our website as the summer progresses to provide more specific information about groups, times and locations so check back soon!
Posted by Dodie Gillett, Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Services at 2:35 PM