As usual, fall Convocation will be held the Thursday before classes begin, so mark Thursday, August 24 on your calendar.

President Nader’s remarks will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Roosevelt Hall Little Theater.

A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, so come early to catch up with friends and colleagues.

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The 2017 SUNY Diversity Conference – “Engaging Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in the Classroom, Campus and Community” – will be held  November 29 – December 1 at the Albany Marriott.

The conference will leverage SUNY investments in student success and diversity while exploring best practices in recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff within the domain of higher education. State University faculty (full-time and contingent), administrators and staff are invited to attend.

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FSC has announced the eighth Athletics Hall of Fame induction class. To meet the honorees, plan to attend the Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Admission is $30.  To register contact Ryan Williams in Nold Hall Rm. 210. Payment by check (made out to Farmingdale State College) or cash only. For more information contact Ryan at or call 631-420-2699.

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Wednesday, 9/20, 11 a.m. – noon     Campus Center Patio

Save the planet!

Car Free Day is an international event designed to help people understand how to reduce their carbon footprint through taking alternative transportation to work or classes, such as mass transit or car pooling.

FSC’s September 20 rally is being held to raise awareness of Car Free Day on Friday, September 22. There will be display tables, giveaways and the chance to pledge to be part of the solution.

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Saturday, 9/23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.     Campus Center Ballroom

The Farmingdale Horticulture Committee tributes to retirees Dr. Richard Iversen and Professor Paul Fogelberg, and talks by three nationally celebrated horticulturalists/authors, are the highlights of the department’s Fall Symposium, “The Garden is Art.”

Cost per person is $135 through August 14, and $150  beginning August 15. Register here.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Farmingdale’s Robert F.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office for New
Americans has launched its second round of
NaturalizeNY, assisting New Yorkers with the path to citizenship. As a result, New York State will lottery off 1,500 vouchers that cover the cost of applying for U.S. citizenship, as well as all associated legal services.

The lottery is free to enter and open to all citizenship-eligible legal permanent residents (green card holders) residing in New York State,

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Friday, 10/13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.   SUNY Retirees Conference      Campus Center

Mark your calendars and/or tell your retired friends.

For the first time, SUNY’s Retirees Service Corps’ annual conference will be held on Long Island – and FSC will host the event. This fifth biennial meeting is titled “Stronger Together: Building Bridges among SUNY Retirees, Campuses and Communities.”

The conference agenda is being developed by a planning committee representing each of SUNY’s Long Island campuses – Nassau Community College,

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