FROM THE POUCH
Volume 1, Issue 16 – March 5, 2015
SUNY Canton is currently administering the Student Opinion Survey (SOS) to all students on campus to assess your satisfaction with our programs and services. Your opinions are very important to us! You should have received an invitation to participate from ACT last week, and you will be receiving a follow-up reminder as well. The results of this survey are used to make changes to our campus services and programs.
The survey should only take 15-20 minutes to complete, and all survey participants will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Roo Gift Card that can be used at the Campus Store or any campus dining location. So what are you waiting for? Fill in the SOS right away!
Say Ni Hao to Sugar
Sheng Tang, a visiting scholar from Guangdong Women’s Polytechnic College in Guangzhou, China, is here at SUNY Canton, co-teaching courses in the business communications area in our School of Business and Liberal Arts. Sugar (as she likes to be called) is also doing all kinds of interesting kinds of outreach to the community, including sharing Chinese traditions with two 3rd grade classes up in Norwood and Norfolk. You can read an article about it here. She will soon be presenting at the Canton Rotary Club, as well as at the Canton Free Library.
On our own campus, Sugar will be giving a cultural presentation called “Mysterious China” on March 17, from 12-1 PM in the Campus Center, Room 218. Light refreshments will be served. When you see Sugar on campus, be sure to say “Ni Hao” and “Huan Ying” to her—that’s “hello” and “welcome” in Chinese.
The SUNY Canton Shout-Outs Continue!
There have been lots of good things happening involving SUNY Canton faculty, staff, and students. Here are just some of them:
SUNY Canton graduate Gil White (Class of ’68) donated a 1956 Lincoln Premiere 2-door coupe to our Automotive Technology program last week. Peggy Sue Lovato, Keith Rosser and Brandon Baldwin went to Gils’s house to get it, and a cool car it is. I love the black color and art deco look, not to mention the white sidewall tires. Gil is a strong supporter of the college. I had the pleasure of visiting his house a few months back and quite a house it is, with its own movie viewing studio, not to mention a room that replicates a ‘50’s style soda shop. Gil and I share a taste for various types of music, so we’ll be getting together at some point soon to enjoy some vintage tunes.
What’s going to happen to the car? We’ll probably auction it off for the benefit of the Automotive Technology program, so get your money ready because you know you want it! Thanks Gil, you’re the coolest.
l-r: Keith Rosser, Gil White, Brandon Baldwin
Criminal Caught, Cow Identified
I’m pretty sure you won’t read this story anywhere else. Criminal Justice students at SUNY Canton do a lot of interesting things in their degree program. For example, every so often, you’ll see yellow tape around a “crime scene” on campus, with our CJ students clustered around it trying to analyze what happened and solve a murder.
OK—students in lots of CJ programs probably do that. Well here’s a different one. Not only do students in JUST 301, Latent Prints and Impressions learn to take fingerprints and the like under all kinds of situations, but they also learn to take muzzle-prints of cows. You see, just like no two persons’ fingerprints are identical, no two cows muzzle-prints are identical either. Who knew that? Anyway, the real point is to show that there are lots of different ways to use physical evidence to identify either a perpetrator or your property if you’re a dairy farmer. So, if you’re ever suspicious that a cow may have been behind a crime, or if your cow has been stolen and you want to identify it, you know what to do. Congratulations to Liz Erickson (the prof in this course), Mary Loomis (for letting us use her space) and Julie Parkman (for bringing the calf to campus).
Last Week’s Trivia Contest
Last week’s trivia contest had to do with famous people named Jennifer. Our winner was Kaitlin Purtill, who wins a gift card. Just come up to the office at Room 616 in the FOB to get your prize, Kaitlin. Other people getting all the answers right were Nicole Brown, Tammie Winkler, Alexis Rieben, Noelle Murray, Halsey Huff, Diane Kanmougne, and Jordan Edwards. Here are the correct answers.
- Famous R&B singer, her divorce from Marc Anthony was her third. Jennifer Lopez.
- One of the stars of the TV show “Friends”. Jennifer Anniston.
- She plays Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” movies. Jennifer Lawrence.
- She starred in “Dreamgirls”, “The Secret Life of Bees”, and “Winnie Mandela”, and had hit songs “Spotlight” and “Where You At”. Jennifer Hudson.
This Week’s Trivia Challenge
This Trivia Challenge has every answer dealing with something crazy. The first reply with the most answers right takes the prize. No looking up the answers now! SEND ALL ENTRIES BY EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org since if you put them as a response on the BLOG, everyone will be able to see them!
- Batman’s arch enemy, played by Heath Ledger in a movie.
- Nickname of Suzanne Warren on Orange is the New Black. She’s played by Uzo Aduba.
- Beyonce song, it’s now in the movie 50 Shades of Grey.
- Movie from 2011, it starred Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone.