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Stronger Together Update (April 6, 2022)

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Stronger togetherEight things to put on your radar this week and beyond:

1, Check out SBU’s Caring, Respect, Civility website to see our campus community’s Ukrainian relief efforts and a teach-in about the war in Ukraine hosted by the School of Communication and Journalism.

2. A call to action: With Commencement coming up soon, we’re looking to highlight student success stories to share with the public. Let us know about a student you would like to see recognized, and why, at Deadline: Friday, May 6.

3. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Stress Awareness Month, National Alcohol Awareness Month, National Minority Health Month and National STD Awareness Month. See the mental health and well-being resources available to all members of the campus community, now and year-round, on the Caring, Respect, Civility website.

4. Mark the date and register here for a Zoom event this Friday, April 8 – Pandemics in/and Collective Memory: Covid as Mnemonic Seismograph.

WHEN: Friday, April 8, 12 pm ET
WHO: Features Astrid Erll, Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Goethe-University Frankfurt; sponsored by the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook and the Institute for Globalization Studies
WHAT: Explores the role of collective memory before, during and after COVID-19. Find more information here.

5. So much happening at Staller Center! We’ve got the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet Wednesday, April 13 … ‘Queen of the Flute’ Carol Wincenc Thursday, April 21 … pre-eminent satirist/humor writer David Sedaris Friday, April 22 … and the ‘Doo Wop Project’ Saturday, May 7, tracing the rich history of this iconic music form and featuring Broadway musical stars. And that’s all in just the next few weeks. See more and order tickets on the Staller Center website.

6. Save the date and register here for a Sir Run Run Shaw Series Lecture – Monolingualism, Injustice

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 4 pm ET
WHO: Dr. David Gramling, University of British Columbia; presented by the
Center for Multilingual and Intercultural Communication
WHERE: Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2
WHAT: Practical strategies for countering monolingualism in
moments of social injustice. Find more information here.

7. Don’t miss April ‘Specialty Days’ at Connections Lounge in the Wang Center: a New England Seafood Bar (Thursday, April 7), Mixed Grill (Wednesday, April 13) and Pasta Frittata Bar (Thursday, April 28). See more details and consider making ‘Eat and Meet’ reservations (maybe for your end-of-the-year department meeting?) on the Connections at Charles B. Wang Center website.

8. In case you missed them, take a look at happenings all across campus over the next few weeks, featured in the last Stronger Together Update.

Until next time …

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