Red Dragon Reading Series reschedules reading

The Red Dragon Reading Series has RESCHEDULED the reading by poet Jordan Smith for Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Dragon Theatre (Hunt Union).

Jordan Smith is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Clare’s Empire, a fantasia on the life and work of John Clare. His poems have been published in a wide range of literay journals, including Agni, Antaeus, Poetry, The Paris Review, and The Yale Review. He is the Edward Everett Hale Jr. Professor of English at Union College. For more information, contact Ruth Carr (436-3446) or Daniel Payne (436-2493).


Asian-inspired Tuesdays at the Grille scheduled

The February 26 ‘Tuesdays at the Grille’ will have an asian theme. Stop by Morris Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to have lunch! Cost is $12 per person.


Salad Station: Fresh Fruit, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, Croutons and 3 Choices for Dressing

Soup Station: Hot and Sour Soup

Live Action Station: Stir Fry Station: Choice of Chicken or Beef with Assorted Vegetables, Mu Shu and more!

Main Buffet: General Tso Chicken, White Rice, Egg Rolls, Vegetable and Pork Potstickers, Fortune Cookies

Dessert Station: Sushi Rice Krispie Treats

For Reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or

No-cost, low-cost tax filing options available for state employees

If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to get your taxes done! There are many no-cost and low-cost options available. The SUNY-wide benefits office at SUNY System Administration in Albany maintains group discounts and offers from a variety of vendors, merchants, and providers in a wide array of categories including, financial, shopping, health/wellness, pets, and travel. Tax-filing savings options are available from H & R Block.  See the offer at:

To see the full listing of discounts for which members of the SUNY family may be eligible, go to

Gustavo Arango publishes article

Professor Gustavo Arango, Foreign Languages and Literatures, published an article in Confabulario, the literary magazine of the Mexican newspaper El Universal. The article, “Felisberto Hernández: The Shadow Man” (Felisberto Hernández: El hombre sombra), reflects on how the early 20th century cinema influenced the works of the Uruguayan writer. An online version of the article is available at

Faculty Center to host luncheon on building effective partnerships

Building and Funding Effective Partnerships Within and Beyond Your University


Join Kirk Vandersall, Managing Director of Arroyo Research Services, to discuss strong, ongoing partnerships among universities, community organizations, education systems and agencies, and businesses that leverage external funding and internal resources. Based on lessons learned from engagements with Cal State Fullerton, the University of Vermont, the University of Virginia, Northeastern University and others, come explore how universities collaborated with one another and their communities to advance their mission.

Kirk Vandersall, Managing Director of Arroyo Research Services, is a national education evaluation and program development consultant whose work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, Sandler Family Foundation, Apple Federal Credit Union Foundation, and the state education agencies of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Florida, Virginia and others. Vandersall has expertise in STEM, professional learning and migrant education programs, and regularly conducts strategic planning for universities, state education agencies, and funders. Examples of his work with Arroyo Research Services include evaluation of the national Migrant Education Program for the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with SRI International and Policy Studies Associates, an NIH project designed to develop cross-disciplinary big data skills among undergraduates at California State University Fullerton(CSUF), the NSF-funded Advancing Teachers of Mathematics to Advance Learning for All (ATMALA), a partnership among CSUF, Anaheim Union High School District and 5 additional K12 school districts, Advancing Student Success by Utilizing Relevant Social-cultural and Academic Experiences for Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science Students (NSF), evaluation of university-community college partnerships, and evaluation work on behalf of which promotes information technology careers and related skills among high school girls throughout the United States, and TechGirlz, which provides CS and coding experiences to middle school girls.

This is a luncheon presentation and discussion. For catering purposes, please RSVP by emailing