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Table of Contents News for Students

News for Faculty & Staff

News Everyone Can Use

• Student Spotlight • Advice for Students to Leap from College to Career • Shop Smart with the Gold Star Program • Class Rings from Balfour

• Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Denise Buhrau

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Campus Card App Now Available Campus Events Guaranteed Buyback Program Wolfstock 2013 Family Weekend Champion Sale

News for Students • Student Spotlight • Advice for Students to Leap from College to Career • Gold Star Program • Class Rings from Balfour

University Bookstore News for Students • September/October 2013

Student Staff Spotlight Gilmary George Even though Gilmary George was born halfway across the world, she never feels too far from home while she’s at Stony Brook. Gilmary was raised in Kerala, South India, and moved to Queens with her family when she was 13. Her family moved to the United States to be with her aunt because they wanted to give her more opportunities and felt that it was the best for her education. “My parents are my role models,” Gilmary said. “I’m inspired by their belief in me.” In high school, Gilmary studied Oceanography and graduated Valedictorian of her class, which she cites as one of her greatest accomplishments. The scholarship she earned in high school allowed her to attend Stony Brook, where she is pursuing a Biology Major on the Pre-Med track. “The pre-med program at Stony Brook is very challenging and it brings the best out of the students,” Gilmary said. “Professors here are very selfless in helping students. One time, one of my professors taught a class right after superstorm Sandy destroyed his home. ”

“Working here at the Provost Liaison's Office has helped me professionally and academically. We have fun, we get our our work done and there is never a dull moment.”

As a Staff Assistant at the Provost Liaison’s Office, Gilmary has been helping professors get their desk copies since April of this year. She also enjoys participating in Campus Lifetime Events at the Bookstore, especially the cooking-oriented ones. Gilmary says the thing she enjoys most about working at the Provost’s Liaison’s office are her co-workers, as well as the work experience she gains as a team member. “Working here at the Provost Liaison's Office has helped me professionally and academically,” said Gilmary. “We have fun, we get our our work done and there is never a dull moment.” When she isn’t studying to become a marine biologist, Gilmary likes to hang out with friends, read, and go biking. She is also very active in the Badminton Club, Pre-Med Society, Hall Council and still manages to find time to be Vice President of the Newman Club, a Catholic organization that provides the university with services such as mass, community service, retreats, guidance, and more. 1

University Bookstore News for Students • September/October 2013

Advice for Students to Leap from College to Career Whether you’re a new freshman on campus, a rising senior getting ready to tackle the professional world in a few months, or a seasoned professional climbing through the ranks, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success is a great book to help you plan your own journey to success. Adam Grant, author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, is the youngest tenured professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his 2013 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, he analyzes our society’s ideas about success in work and life. Through his own research, Grant has begun investigating why some individuals go straight to the top of the success ladder while others have greater difficulty in achieving financial and academic success. He steps away from the focus on individual drivers of success including passion, hard work, and luck and takes a new approach of looking at how we interact with others. In his findings, he has found that most people will act as takers, matchers, or givers during professional interactions, concluding that personal style can have a massive impact on an individual’s ability to find success. Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan in less than three years after graduating with a B.A. from Harvard University and has been recognized as a phenomenal teacher after receiving the prestigious Excellence in Teaching award, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for all of his classes. He has presented his advice for career success to everyone from Google and Microsoft executives to Pixar and the NFL. Pick up a copy of this title and many other bestselling titles at the University Bookstore. 2

University Bookstore News for Students • September/October 2013

Shop Smart with the Gold Star Program

The Gold Star Program guarantees that a textbook will be available through the University Bookstore for the first two weeks of class. If, for any reason, a textbook with a gold star sticker is unavailable, the student who needs it just has to fill out a special order slip to receive a $5 voucher off the price of the textbook when it arrives. The program is contingent on faculty members keeping the Provost’s Liaison informed of the course materials they will be using and class enrollments before the deadlines. This allows the bookstore enough time to order the correct amount of textbooks.

FIND THIS SEMESTER’S TEXTBO O K S A N D M O R E ________________________________________________________________________ stonybrook.edu/bookstore

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University Bookstore News for Students • September/October 2013

Balfour Class Rings

Stony Brook Class Rings are here! Are you looking for a great way to hold onto memories that are sure to last a lifetime? Why not invest in a classic Stony Brook University Ring? Balfour representatives will be on campus on the following dates: October 2nd - 3rd:12pm-5pm, in the SAC Lobby October 5th - Homecoming: 11am-3pm at the University Bookstore October 8th - 9th: 12pm-5pm at the University Bookstore November 19th - 21st: 12pm-5pm, in the SAC Lobby

Purchase your ring for Homecoming! 4

News for Faculty & Staff • Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Denise Buhrau

University Bookstore News for Faculty & Staff • September/October 2013

Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Denise Buhrau Dr. Denise Buhrau’s love of marketing comes from her fascination with psychology and how it applies to consumer behavior. Her interest in consumer behavior led her to become one of the newest professors at Stony Brook’s College of Business. Professor Buhrau grew up near Berlin and attended Otto-von-Guericke University, where she studied psychology. During her undergraduate career, she spent a year as an exchange student at Tulane University in Louisiana, where a research assistant position in the marketing department helped her to discover her love for psychology as it applies to business. “I want to help consumers make better decisions and better their lives,” Buhrau said. In 2010, Professor Buhrau received her Ph.D. in Management from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. Her professional focus is on consumer health behavior which allows her to apply her undergraduate psychology studies to marketing settings, especially, social marketing.

“I want to help consumers make better decisions and better their lives.”

“I’ve always been curious how the human brain works, and how people function and make decisions,” Professor Buhrau said of her academic and research focuses. Professor Buhrau has recently collaborated with the Faculty Student Association and the Provost’s Liaison’s Office to create a new and innovative set of tools called Seawolves Multi-Media Academic Research Team Technology (SmmarTT). These tools are hosted through the Blackboard platform and will be introduced to her classes during the Fall 2013 semester. The program assists in class division into teams, group 5

University Bookstore News for Faculty & Staff • September/October 2013

Faculty Spotlight Continued activities and weekly reports, reading assignments, and more. “It will really help me and my students to streamline team projects,” She explained. “It’s an easy solution to a big problem.” During her past semesters of teaching, Professor Buhrau has observed that students sometimes need help with collaboration, whether it’s working out a scheduled time to meet or with communication between group members. The SmmarTT tools help design teams based on their schedules is one of Professor Buhrau’s favorite projects, and she is hoping that it will be able to help a number of Stony Brook students. “I am really excited to work with the Provost’s Liaison’s Office,” she said. “This program can be designed based on your needs.” Professor Buhrau has recommended the program to other professors on campus because it can be customized for specific coursework and the help is available right here on campus. Professor Buhrau loves the interdisciplinary approach that Stony Brook University takes on academics. She enjoys working with faculty from all over campus. The size of the Business School is another part of her professional career that she loves. The class size allows her to really know her students and form a great interpersonal connection with them. Her main teaching focus at Stony Brook is marketing research, but she has also taught principles of marketing and research methods to Honor Students in the Business School. Even with all of the academic achievements under her belt, she is most proud to be a mother as of July 2012. 6

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Campus Card App Now Available Campus Events Guaranteed Buyback Program Wolfstock 2013 Family Weekend Champion Sale

University Bookstore News Everyone Can Use • September/October 2013

New Campus Card App Available for Download Managing a college budget is hard, but it doesn’t have to be! The Faculty Student Association is proud to introduce the Stony Brook Campus Card App. You can now manage your meal plan and Wolfie Wallet funds anywhere, anytime. The Stony Brook Campus Card App gives you have the ability to add funds, check your balance, and view transactions all from your smartphone! You can even report your ID card lost from the application. Seawolves are always on the go. Whether you’re a commuter using your Wolfie Wallet at off campus merchants like Burger King, Jamba Juice, and CVS Pharmacy, or a residential student that wants to mail packages and letters from the Irving College Resident Mailroom, this app is perfect for managing your funds.

Click on ID Card above to learn more about the new Stony Brook Campus Card App

Wolfie Wallet can also be used to wash and dry laundry, make purchases from vending machines, print at west campus SINC sites and the Health Science Center (HSC) Barry Coller lab, dine at Jasmine restaurant, SBU Medical Center Dining and Campus Dining Services locations and make purchases at the University Bookstore and Seawolves MarketPlace convenience store. Download this new application for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play market, and add even more power to your ID card from right in your pocket! DOWNLOAD THE STONY BROOK C A M P U S C A R D A P P AT ________________________________________________________________________ http://fsa.sunysb.edu/stony-brook-campus-card/ 7

University Bookstore News Everyone Can Use • September/October Spring 2013 2013

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Outdoor Photo Gallery - September 18 Keith Krejci, a staff member from the Library, will be sharing his photography work in an outdoor gallery outside the bookstore on September 18th starting at 1pm. Musical Performance - September 25 Alinda Askew from the department of The School of Cultural Analysis and Theory returns to the University Bookstore with a live musical performance! If you love to dance and listen to great live music, be sure to stop by this event on September 25th from 1pm-2pm! Tarot Card Reading - October 9 Come to the University Bookstore during Campus Lifetime on October 9th to see what the cards have in store for you! Melanie Murphy will be joining us to perform free tarot card readings for students, staff, and faculty from 1pm-2pm.

All campus lifetime bookstore events are free and anyone from the campus community may attend.

VIEW VIDEOS FROM THE SPRING 2013 CAMPUS LIFETIME EVENTS ________________________________________________________________________ http://www.stonybrook.edu/provostliasn/bookstore/events.html 8

University Bookstore News Everyone Can Use • September/October 2013

Textbook Buyback Program

Guaranteed Buyback Program When a faculty member commits to using the same textbook for at least two semesters, they can opt to have their textbooks included in the Guaranteed Buyback Program. Students will receive 50% of the book's selling price when they sell back the Guaranteed Buyback title during finals week. This program will help to increase the number of used books that are available for students to purchase in future semesters.

Get up to 50% cash back on your textbooks, guaranteed!

Students can verify, in the bookstore, if their books are part of the program. Books that are not included in this program can earn up to 50% of the purchase price back, depending on if the books are going to be used the following semester. MORE INFORMATION ________________________________________________________________________ http://www.stonybrook.edu/provostliasn/bookstore/buybackfaq.html

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University Bookstore News Everyone Can Use • September/October 2013

Wolfstock 2013

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Homecoming is almost here! On October 5 , be sure to attend Long Island’s biggest backyard BBQ, cheer on your Seawolves in the Red Zone and enjoy live entertainment. Make sure you get your tickets early so you can take part in one of Stony Brook’s best-loved traditions! The University Bookstore is offering the following to celebrate Homecoming: Purchase $75 or more in Stony Brook logo merchandise and receive a free SBU Alumni Mug Purchase $120 or more in Stony Brook merchandise and receive a free Seawolf Country Pennant Purchase $200 or more in Stony Brook logo merchandise and receive a free SBU duffel bag

*while supplies last

Click the photo to view more on Wolfstock 2013 and

SHOP ONLINE FOR HOMECOMING M E R C H A N D I S E ________________________________________________________________________ www.shopsbu.com

buy your tickets!

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University Bookstore News Everyone Can Use • September/October Spring 2013 2013

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Family Weekend - October 25-27 The University Bookstore invites parents and families to celebrate Family Weekend! Show your Stony Brook spirit and enjoy a 20% discount on all logo apparel and merchandise all weekend long at the University Bookstore.

MORE INFORMATION ________________________________________________________________________ To see the schedule of this year’s events, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/familyweekend

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University Bookstore News Everyone Can Use • September/October Spring 2013 2013

Article Headline Champion Sale Goes Here

Get Your Red On and gear up for back to school with buy one, get one 50% off of Champion logo apparel. This promotion is only valid in store from September 9th through September 22nd. Discount will be taken off of the lowest priced item.

BOGO sale on all Champion Brand Gear September 9th - 22nd

FIND OUT ABOUT THE LATEST AP PA R E L S A L E S ________________________________________________________________________ www.stonybrook.edu/bookstore

Valid in store only.

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University Bookstore Boon Teo, Store Manager 631.632.6551 Jay Ahgharian, Assistant Store Manager 631.632.4890 Kristin Dischley, Textbook Manager 631.632.6614 Sue Jones, Merchandise Manager 631.632.4500 Kate Baroni, Trade Books Supervisor 631.632.9747

Provost Liaison’s Office Pictured top left to right: Kate Baroni, Thomas Dietz, Kristin Dischley, Carleen Rodriguez and Sue Jones. Pictured bottom left to right: Boon Teo, Jay Ahgharian

Regular Hours Monday - Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm

Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Deborah DiFranco, Provost’s Liaison 631.632.9828 Alyssa Carroll, Bookstore Newsletter Managing Editor 631.632.1150 Sean Comstock, Bookstore Newsletter Assistant Editor

Sunday Closed

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Bookstore Newsletter Sept/Oct 2013