Monthly Archives: August 2017

FSC is back in session, and those of you who have been away for the summer will note that the construction/renovation project that began last spring has made significant headway. Here is an update on where this campus-wide initiative stands:

  • The University Police and Nold Athletic Complex parking lots are now open.
  • Access to some buildings may be challenging, but there is access to all buildings.
  • The updated campus map shows ways to find your way around campus.
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We know that Mondays can be hectic and that your inbox is full come Monday morning, so beginning Tuesday, August 29, the Campus Times will be delivered to you Tuesdays instead of Mondays.

Look for it, because you won’t want to miss the latest in campus news, events,  and activities, plus faculty/staff/student achievements, alumni updates, and people making news. It’s everything you could ask for in a campus newsletter – and more.

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Thursday and Friday, 10/19, 20     Campus Center Ballroom

The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC) is holding its Sixth Annual International Energy & Sustainability Conference (IESC). The theme for this year’s event is “Offshore Wind and Geothermal.”

Join energy industry leaders in learning how these issues will shape the future of our planet. The IESC 2017 will provide a great opportunity to gain an up-to-date perspective on renewables, including emerging technologies and how they will affect industry,

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Thursday, 9/21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.     Campus Center Ballroom

Recruiters from more than 25 graduate schools will be on hand. This is an excellent opportunity to explore degree programs and learn what it takes to be competitive when it comes time to apply.

 For more information, visit the Career Center webpage; call 631-420-2296, or email  For a list of schools, print this flyer: Graduate School Fair.Continue reading → – in a nationwide survey to identify the most affordable public colleges for out-of-state students – has ranked Farmingdale in its Top 50.

No other Long Island school made the grade. See the list of schools here.

The goal at is to help prospective students find schools and programs that match their educational interests while still being affordable.

The website said “Farmingdale stood out in both quality and affordability.”

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Known as “On the Road,” Aramark will be hosting free tasting events around campus all semester. The schedule includes:

  • 9/19  Core Organic drinks – Greenley Library lobby, 11:30 a.m.
  • 9/27  General Mills – Laffin Hall lobby, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come sample a new yogurt parfait line, along with free samples and giveaways

Aramark also wants you to know about a food collection drive to benefit Island Harvest.

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Saturday, 9/9, 6:35 p.m.     Bethpage Ball Park, 3 Court House Drive, Central Islip

Alumni Relations wants to take you out to the ballgame. Come join members of the FSC community as the Long Island Ducks take on the Bridgeport Bluefish.  After the game, stay for a spectacular fireworks display.

The event is open to alumni, students, faculty and staff, and their families. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from the Alumni Relations Office in Ward Hall,

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A  more-than-full house welcomed President Nader at Fall Convocation last Thursday, as the campus community came out to hear about everything from new faculty hires to the president’s vision for the future.

Dr. Nader opened the event with tongue-in-cheek remarks about “Powered by Optimism,” the slogan he launched when he joined the College last year. He tested “Exhausted by Optimism,” but not a person in the room voted for the revision.

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