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Stronger Together Update (May 3, 2022)

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Stronger togetherEarthstock. Roth Pond Regatta. Campus Appreciation Day/Diversity Day/Strawberry Fest. All signs of campus springing back to life with in-person excitement and fun.

Experience and learn about news and events you may have missed, relive what you enjoyed, and see what’s ahead, in this edition of Stronger Together Update. So great to see everyone again!

Come Together TOMORROW for Campus Appreciation Day 
Come celebrate everything that makes the Stony Brook University community unique and united at Campus Appreciation Day — featuring our annual Diversity Day and Strawberry Festival — tomorrow (Wednesday, May 4), 12-2:30 p.m. Find out more in the link above. And see President McInnis’ note of appreciation to Stony Brook faculty and staff here. 

Live Streaming and Lots of Fun at the Pond Last Friday
A team of more than 30 students and five faculty and staff members from the School of Communication and Journalism (SoCJ) returned to the pond last Friday, April 29, for one of Stony Brook’s favorite traditions – the Roth Pond Regatta. The team broadcast live from the sidelines of the pond, interviewing sailors, naval architects and Stony Brook officials, including President McInnis and Wolfie; offering play-by-play analysis; and streaming the entire event on the School’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter feeds. From behind the scenes in the School’s Studio B, students produced the entire show, switching from camera to camera and cueing on-air talent. More than 10,000 people watched the stream.

A World of Fun and Environmental Education at Earthstock
SBU’s Celebration of Earth Day this year featured more than a week’s worth of fun and education lasting April 12-22. There were lectures and symposiums, wilderness tours and sustainable seafood demonstrations … all culminating in our annual Earthstock Festival, which featured environmental exhibitions, live music and dance, Stony Brook University Police Department (UPD) Spring Fest and the traditional rubber duck races. Read more and view the slideshow in the link above.

And Speaking of Environmental Commitment …
SBU won the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Outstanding Commitment to Energy Efficiency Award

Introducing Our New Provost
If you haven’t yet, take a look at the link above to learn more about Stony Brook University’s new Executive Vice President and Provost Carl Lejuez, who will officially take office July 1.

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month: Make Mindfulness Part of Your Plan this Year
For the second year in a row, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers a special tool for enhancing your mental health and well-being. Find out about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training and other EAP services here and in the link above.

Record Breaking Success for Giving Day!
The Stony Brook community came together to Build a Better World – big-time – with a record number of students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends contributing more than $369,000. Thanks to all who contributed.

SBM Drs. Sharon Nachman and Barry Diener Make Front Page News
Last Friday’s (April 29) cover of Newsday featured Dr. Sharon Nachman, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Medicine (SBM), and Dr. Barry Diener, Pediatric Pulmonologist who works at SBM, providing their expert opinions on the importance of COVID-19 vaccines for children under six years old.

Kudos to Our Budding Journalists!
Maria Lynders, a junior from Connecticut, is the latest SoCJ student to win a Hearst Journalism Award. Maria is one of six students this academic year to be recognized by the competition, which is called the Pulitzer of college journalism, for a profile she wrote for her advanced reporting class. The other winners are Jake Basile and Jeremy Portnoy; and Stephanie Melo, Amaya McDonald and Rabia Gursoy. Congrats to all!

Long Week Ahead? End It with Some Pure Entertainment at Staller this Saturday

WHAT: The Doo Wop Project, featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical

WHEN: This Saturday, May 7, 8 p.m., Main Stage, Staller Center for the Arts

WHAT: Traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today – featuring tunes from the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos; to Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Seasons; all the way to modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5.

HOW: Buy tickets for The Doo Wop Project here

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