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Stronger Together Update (Oct. 20, 2021)

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Stronger togetherIn this Stronger Together Update, you’ll find MORE REASONS TO BE ON CAMPUS THIS FALL. Check out upcoming events, offerings and more:

  • President’s Inauguration Events

  • REMINDER: Stronger Together and the Arts Event Next Wednesday, October 27

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Fundraiser and More Campus Fall Dining Events

  • Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

  • Fall Online Workshops from the Office of the Ombuds

  • Shout Out to WUSB Radio for Recent COVID Communications Recognition

  • Flu Shots and Testing

Today through This Saturday: Join Us for the President’s Inauguration Events

If you haven’t yet, check out, and sign up for, some exciting, inspiring events celebrating the Inauguration of our Sixth SBU President, Maurie McInnis, PhD. This Saturday, October 23, is the official ceremony and there are activities to partake in between now and then, including later today (Wednesday, October 20). See the full schedule of Inauguration Events here.

REMINDER: Join Us for Next Stronger Together Event Wednesday, October 27

WHAT: Stronger Together and the Arts takes you on tours of the Wang Center, Staller Center and Zuccaire Gallery, followed by the opportunity to mix and mingle with coworkers and friends over fall- and Halloween-themed refreshments.

WHEN and WHERE: Wednesday, October 27

12:30 – 1:00 pm: Charles B. Wang Center tour, including current exhibits

1:00 – 1:30 pm: Staller Center for the Arts* backstage tour – A behind-the-scenes look of the Staller Center stage and theater

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery – Curator-led tour featuring paintings by Distinguished Professor of Art Howardena Pindell and the exhibition Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives

2 – 3 pm: Enjoy refreshments with friends and coworkers in the Staller Center Lobby

Participate in any one or all of these activities. No need to RSVP; just show up!

Support Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) Fundraiser for SBU Student Scholarships

See how you can help us provide more scholarships for students by donating items or full gift baskets for our upcoming raffle at the HHM Closing Ceremony … full details on the HHM Basket Raffle Fundraiser, including deadlines, here.

Check out more HHM happenings here and find more fall food-related campus dining events, including Apple Fest (started today at noon), Flavors of Cuba Breakfast and Smoky Roads Traveling Barbecue here, all courtesy of FSA.


Come to the Athletics Hall of Fame Reception

The Stony Brook University Athletics Hall of Fame will open its doors to nine new members at an induction ceremony this Friday, October 22. The Class of 2020 includes Tommy Brenton, ‘12,’13 (Men’s Basketball), Michael Crooks, ‘06 (Men’s Tennis), Bryan Dougher, ‘12 (Men’s Basketball), Paul Dudzick, ‘72 (Coach/Administrator 1968-2003), Kathy Koshansky (Former Head Athletic Trainer 1983-2011), Jenny Payne (Simkins), ‘03, ‘07 (Women’s XC/Track & Field) and Aden Smith, ‘03, ‘07 (Football). The Class of 2021 includes Joe Castiglie (Head Coach, Men’s Basketball, 1984-1991) and William Carmona, ‘16 (Baseball). Click here for details and to purchase tickets for the Athletics Hall of Fame reception.

Four New Fall Workshop Offerings

Creating a compassionate environment in uncertain times. Coaching skills for supervisors. About the Ombuds. Respectful & Effective Communication. See, and sign up, for one or more of these workshops from the Office of the Ombuds.

WUSB Honored for Life-Saving Pandemic Programming

WUSB, Stony Brook University’s student-led, volunteer-based radio station recently received well-deserved recognition for its continuous stream of COVID communications to spread the word on – and work to help stop the spread of – the virus. See the WUSB story and view the video here.

Flu Shots and COVID Testing Reminders

See the full fall flu shot schedule here.

THIS WEEK, FULLY VACCINATED WEST CAMPUS EMPLOYEES WITH LAST NAMES M-R TEST. NEXT WEEK (week of October 25) EMPLOYEES WITH LAST NAMES S-Z. See the full testing schedule here. Employees who are not vaccinated, or haven’t shared their vaccination status, must continue testing weekly.


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