[Editor's note: This is just a sampling of items of
note about our colleagues and their libraries; SUNYergy
editors will consider others that you send in for
inclusion in upcoming issues; Congrats! all]
"Kiplinger's Personal Finance" has once again highlighted
a significant number of SUNY schools in its Best Values
in Public Colleges report. "State governments...have cut
funding for higher education. Meanwhile,enrollment at
state institutions has spiked as more students go public
and more people overall seekcollegedegrees."
"The schools in our top 100 best values in public colleges
and universities -- led by ... Binghamton University (SUNY)
for out-of-state value -- continue to deliver strong
academics at reasonable prices." Nine other SUNYs appear
on the list, making New York the state with the largest
number of entries.
|"I am thrilled to see SUNY Geneseo again in the top of the Kiplinger's Best Values for Public Colleges! With its outstanding academics, friendly and beyond brilliant faculty, and quaint college town atmosphere it is a great place to spend the memorable college years. I absolutely love it there."
A Graffito Moment at Potsdam
"Every semester’s end for the past several years, Keith
and I have set up Stressbusters — games, toys, decorations,
candy — in our lobby to give students a way to blow off
steam during the cram of finals week.
This year, we added a call to help us graffiti the
stairwells to the basement. Keith suggested it, and I
figured, why not? Worst case scenario is that they don’t
show up, or paint ugly things we don’t like,and so… we
paint the whole thing white and it’s STILL nicer than
when we started. And who knows what we’d get?"
Suffolk Celebrates 50
Suffolk County Community College turned 50 last year.
SCCC librarian Kevin McCoy has been instrumental in
collecting Suffolk stories to commemorate the anniversary.
The SCCC's 50th Anniversary Blog has a number of items
in the Libraries category, including "Student helps
librarian find his 'inner bartender'"
Buffalo State College library honored
Buffalo State College's E.H. Butler Library is the
Western New York Library Resources Council' Outstanding
Library for 2009.
Overheard at a SUNY Strategic Planning Conversation
"Already have excellent, powerful examples of how
the [SUNY] system can work: SLN, Study abroad and SUNYConnect."
"SUNYConnect is an excellent example for using system
resources within the 64-campus system; we need to mirror
this type of resources to create other powerful