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MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY:

Learning Transformed Nestled along New Jersey’s coastline, just one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, you’ll find a warm, friendly atmosphere and experience the historic architecture mingled among new academic buildings and residence halls that students are drawn to. From top facilities to the engaged faculty, it’s evident that Monmouth University takes pride in preparing students to succeed in life. At Monmouth, transformative learning does not just take place in a lecture hall but through a variety of ways, some experiential, technological, collaborative and innovative.

Collaboration Beyond the Classroom The University is committed to learning experiences that are high-impact, immersive and extend beyond the classroom. Research opportunities are a transformative way for qualified students, in any major, to work one-onone with faculty on a wide variety of topics and to nurture the student’s intellectual and career passions. Employers want to see how job candidates think and function, analytically and creatively. “Our students are gaining experience that serves as the perfect bridge from college to career — they make a real impression,” said Dr. Kathryn Kloby, vice provost for transformative learning.

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Arturo Romua '13 attended Monmouth for its marine and environmental biology and policy major. Since then, he has taken what he learned in the classroom and from research projects, to benefit a larger learning experience.

"What stands out the most would be my research in the Bahamas," Arturo said. "I took a Tropical Island Ecology course as my Experiential Education class, and for two weeks, I was with 19 other students examining coral reef and mangrove ecosystems. We snorkeled almost daily and got to experience sustainable living."

Partnerships with Industry Leaders Monmouth University also has established networks of professionals for each of its schools, who serve in an advisory capacity. These councils help to advance distinctive curricula and degree programs and are an essential part of the fabric of the University. “We want to ensure our students are intellectually challenged and that our graduates are fully prepared for life after Monmouth — personally and professionally said Provost Laura Moriarty. “Our advisory councils are helping us to train students with skill sets that are in demand,” she said. “And it is not just students’ technical skills we are developing,” said Moriarty. “Preparing students for the workforce also requires mastering skills such as leadership.” Council members also support Monmouth’s students by talking to them about dressing for success, advising on résumé writing and appropriate social media skills, and instilling the value of teamwork.

Focused on Real-World Experience At Monmouth University, students gain hands-on experience working in and around New York City and Philadelphia. In fact, 78 percent of Monmouth students have completed

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a practicum, internship, co-op, or similar "realworld" experience by their senior year — that’s more than 30 percentage points above the national average at comparable institutions. For Monmouth alumni Thomas Beaufort ’15 and Amy Rosenzweig ’17, internships were key. Thomas turned his internship into a full-time position and is currently working in digital marketing for JPMorgan Chase. Amy earned an international business degree at Monmouth University’s Leon Hess Business School following an internship with De Lage Landen, an international finance firm. Both credit their internships in helping them gain experience and open the door to great job opportunities.

On a Mission to Make a Difference Through Monmouth’s alternative break program students can use spring and winter break time to give back — in the next town or across the globe. From helping communities in Sea Bright, NJ recover from Superstorm Sandy to building a new school in Guatamala, Monmouth provides unique opportunities for students to help others while learning more about the world around them. From first-year advising to career services, and experiential education, Monmouth helps students plan ahead from the very first day. Students, in turn, gain valuable hands-on experience that has led more than 48,000 alumni to successful careers throughout the country and around the world.

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software to interpret the strokes made by a court reporter on a stenography machine. As the court reporter presses applicable keyboard combinations, the software immediately translates the machine shorthand into English. Realtime writing refers to computer-aided transcription which is performed by court reporters and can be instantly read on a monitor.

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Growth of the elderly population also will increase the demand for court reporters who are Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) providers or who can accompany their clients to doctor’s appointments, town hall meetings, and religious services. In addition, theaters and sports stadiums will provide closed captioning for deaf or hard-ofhearing customers.

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Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, administrative hearings, and other legal proceedings. Some court reporters provide captioning for television and real-time translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing people at public events, at business meetings, and in classrooms.

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Catholic High Schools Entrance Examination Scheduled The Catholic High Schools of Long Island will hold an entrance examination for prospective students on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8:30 a.m. at each of the 10 high schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The exam is the first step in the process to apply to these schools. Open to current eighth grade students, the entrance exam is required for consideration to the following schools: Chaminade High School in Mineola, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville, Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead, Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset, Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, St. Dominic College Preparatory High School in Oyster Bay, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip and St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset. The exam provides objective data about students applying to Catholic high schools. It measures ability and achievement in reading, mathematics, and language. The schools use exam

results to make decisions about applicants. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 4. Accommodations may be made for extended time and/ or enlarged print; such applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 29. Beginning in late September, each school will hold weekend open house events staffed by administrators, faculty members, and students to describe school programs and answer questions. Visit www.CHSEE.org for more information about the exam and open houses sponsored by each school.

Robotics Competition Regionals To Be Held At Hofstra Following the largest-ever SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, SchoolBusiness Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that the organization will now host two regional events in the 20172018 season. Planned as a double header, these back-to-back regionals will be held April 9 to 11 and April 12 to 14, 2018 at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Each event will serve as a separate regional, with different teams competing in separate alliances and tournament rounds. Now in its 19th season, the SBPLI Long Island Regional features teams of high school-aged students from across Long Island, the New York metropolitan area and even around the world competing in a cooperative tournament-style robotics competition. Guided by their mentors, students rely on their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to compete for honors and recognition that reward design excellence, competitive play and sportsmanship. This high-energy event further emphasizes the importance of high-impact partnerships

between students, universities, businesses and communities. “We are incredibly excited to be opening up a second regional tournament, which we are certain will provide an even greater level of exhilaration for teams across the region,” said Bertram Dittmar, executive director, SBPLI/ FIRST Long Island. “With an increasing number of Long Island FIRST Robotics Competition teams joining each year, and more teams from outside the area wanting to compete, the need for an additional local tournament became

very evident. Now, we’ll be able to accommodate an even larger number of teams and face-offs.” “The SBPLI Long Island Regional is an amazing way for students to showcase their talents in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields,” said Larry Toonkel, newly appointed co-director, FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Long Island, echoing the sentiments of his predecessor. “In addition to making it now possible for all Long Island teams to participate, our hope for this new season is that more teams from across the state, nation and world will be able to compete at one or both of our events.” In anticipation of these events, SBPLI’s FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff will once again take place at Stony Brook University on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. At that time, teams will have the opportunity to learn the details of this season’s challenge, in addition to collecting their kits of parts. Visit www.sbpli-lifirst.org for more information on SBPLI or to become a sponsor.


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Molloy College Continues to Earn National Honors

WHERE THE EDUCATION EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION . . . AGAIN. Molloy is one of the nation’s top-three value colleges for the second consecutive year.

College-bound students and their parents are always looking for an academic environment that offers the best fit for the student and the best value for their tuition dollars. Molloy has been ranked in the top three nationally in Money® magazine’s “best values” listing for two consecutive years, the only college in the country to earn such an honor. Molloy’s rankings were based on a variety of factors, including graduation rates and earnings of graduates. This category was designed to “determine which schools actually add the most value,” according to the magazine. Molloy has also earned other honors, recently being ranked the #10 best value among Catholic colleges nationwide by College Values Online. A variety of academic programs have also earned top honors recently, including Molloy’s Nursing program (#1 nationally from College Factual) and the Music Therapy program (#16 in the U.S. from Thebestschools. org). The recognition comes as part of Money’s annual college rankings, which acknowledge the best of the country’s institutions of higher education in a multitude of categories. 173963 C

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“We invest in student success and we challenge our students to succeed. Molloy students are committed to a value system that stresses a strong work ethic, resiliency, professionalism and leadership,” said Drew Bogner, Ph.D., president of Molloy College. “This is why they graduate, and why they get hired. We reach beyond the classroom and educate the entire person.” Molloy, one of the most affordable private colleges on Long Island, is an independent Catholic college located in Rockville Centre. Molloy was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in Amityville, NY. The College provides its approximately 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of competitive academic programs while creating a challenging and nurturing environment. Molloy offers 50-plus academic programs, approximately 60 clubs and honor societies, a competitive honors program, various service and internship opportunities, and NCAA Division II athletics. The College continues to find new ways to help its students grow, sending them out into the world with the knowledge and confidence that they can, indeed, make a difference.

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FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID FAFSA

Three FAFSA Deadlines You Need To Be Aware Of BY DREW GOINS AND NORA ONLEY

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Ah, deadlines. The sworn enemy of students across the nation. When you’re busy with classes, extracurricular activities, and a social life in whatever time you’ve got left, it’s easy to lose track and let due dates start whooshing by. All of a sudden, your 10-page term paper is due in an hour, and you’re only on page five (with the help of 26-point type and triple line spacing). We get it. Nevertheless, we’re here to point out a few critical deadlines that you really shouldn’t miss: those to do with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. By submitting your FAFSA form late, you might be forfeiting big money that can help you pay for college.

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Here are those three deadlines:

The College Deadline

The first type of deadline comes from colleges themselves, and—spoiler alert—it’s typically pretty early. These deadlines vary from school to school, but they usually come well before the academic year starts. If you’re applying to multiple colleges, be sure to look up each school’s FAFSA deadline and apply by the earliest one. Many of these FAFSA due dates are priority deadlines. This means that you need to get your FAFSA form in by that date to be considered for the most money. Many colleges have this date clearly marked on their financial aid pages. If you can’t find it, you can always call the school’s financial aid office. If you’re worried about gathering information to complete the FAFSA form in time to meet this deadline, don’t be. You can apply as early as Oct. 1 (instead of Jan. 1 as you may have done in the past). This earlier submission date will give you more time to complete the FAFSA form before college deadlines approach, which means more time to compare schools. You’ll use earlier (2016) tax information, so there’s no need for estimates. Didn’t think it could get any easier? The earlier launch date coincides with many college application deadlines, so go ahead and apply for schools and for federal aid at the same time. If you haven’t figured out where you’re applying yet, don’t worry. You can still submit the FAFSA form. Just add any school you’re considering, even if you’re not sure whether you’ll apply or be accepted. You can always add or remove schools later.

The State Deadline

The second deadline is determined by your home state. Starting on Oct.1, you can check your state’s deadline here. Some states have hard deadlines and other states have suggested deadlines to make sure you get priority consideration for college money. There’s also a group of states that offer first-come, first-served financial aid. If your state’s deadline is “As soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2017,” you should get your FAFSA form submitted ASAP. Many of these states award financial aid funds only until they run out, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances.

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The Federal Deadline

This last deadline comes from us, the U.S. Department of Education, a/k/a the FAFSA folks. Our only time constraint is that each year’s FAFSA form becomes unavailable on June 30 at the end of the academic year it applies to. That means that the 2018–19 FAFSA form (which will be available on Oct. 1, 2017), will disappear from fafsa.gov on June 30, 2019, because that’s the end of the 2018–19 school year. That’s right; you can technically go through your entire year at college before accessing the FAFSA form. However, a few federal student aid programs have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can. Also, as we said, earlier deadlines from states and colleges make waiting a bad idea.

Why So Many Deadlines? All these entities award their financial aid money differently and at different times. What they all have in common, though, is that they use the FAFSA form to assess eligibility for their aid programs. So when a college wants to get its aid squared away before the academic year starts, it needs your FAFSA form to make that happen. If you want in on that college money, you need to help the college out by getting your information in by its deadline. The same goes for state aid programs. Additionally, many outside scholarship programs need to see your FAFSA info before they will consider your application. If you’re applying for scholarships, you need to stay on top of those deadlines, too.

What Happens If I Miss The Deadlines? Don’t miss the deadlines. Plan to get your FAFSA form in by the earliest of all the deadlines for your best crack at college money. By missing deadlines, you take yourself out of the running for money you might otherwise get. Some states and colleges continue awarding aid to FAFSA latecomers, but your chances get much slimmer, and the payout is often less if you do get aid. It’s just better not to miss the deadlines. If you miss the end-of-June federal deadline, you’re no longer eligible to submit that year’s FAFSA form. Did we mention not to miss the deadlines? Across the board, the motto really is “the sooner the better.” So turn in your FAFSA form and that term paper as soon as possible (without the 26-point type). Apply by the earliest deadline. Get your FAFSA form done today. —Drew Goins is a former intern with the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid. Nora Onley is a management and program analyst with the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid.


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7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out The 2018–19 FAFSA Form BY NICOLE CALLAHAN

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If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The 2018–19 FAFSA form will be available on Oct. 1, 2017. You should fill it out as soon as possible on the official government site, fafsa.gov. It’ll be easier to complete the FAFSA form if you gather what you need ahead of time. Below is what you’ll need to fill it out.

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❒ Your FSA ID*

An FSA ID is a username and password that you can use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Each student, and one parent of each dependent student, will need an FSA ID to complete the FAFSA process on fafsa.gov. We recommend creating your FSA ID early—even before you’re ready to complete the FAFSA form—to avoid delays in the process. IMPORTANT: Do NOT create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else. That means parents should not create FSA IDs for their children and vice versa. Doing so may result in issues signing and submitting the FAFSA form and could lead to financial aid delays. (Also, it’s against the rules to create an FSA ID for someone else.) To summarize: • Anyone who plans to fill out the 2018–19 FAFSA form should create an FSA ID as soon as possible. • If you are required to provide parent information on your FAFSA form, your parent should create an FSA ID too. • Because your FSA ID is equivalent to your signature, parents and students each need to create their own FSA IDs using their own, unique email address and phone number. Parents should not create an FSA ID for their child and vice versa. • In some situations, you may need to wait up to three days to use your FSA ID after creating it. If you want to avoid FAFSA delays, create your FSA ID now.

❒ Your Social Security number*

You can find the number on your Social Security card. If you don’t have access to it, and don’t know where it is, ask your parent or legal guardian or get a new or replacement Social Security card from the Social Security Administration. If you are not a U.S. citizen, but meet Federal Student Aid’s basic eligibility requirements, you’ll also need your Alien Registration number.

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❒ Your Social Your driver’s license number

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❒ Your Social Your 2016 tax records*

In case you didn’t hear about the changes we made to the FAFSA process, beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA form, we now require you to report income information from an earlier tax year. • On the 2018–19 FAFSA form, you (and your parents, as appropriate) will report your 2016

income information, rather than your 2017 income information. • Since you’ll already have filed your 2016 taxes by the time the FAFSA form launches, you’ll be able to import ywour tax information into the FAFSA form right away using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). (No more logging back in to update after filing taxes.) • Not everyone is eligible to use the IRS DRT and the IRS DRT does not input all the financial information required on the FAFSA form. Therefore, you should have your 2016 tax return and 2016 IRS W-2 available for reference. The IRS DRT will return with the 2018–19 FAFSA form on Oct. 1, 2017. The IRS DRT remains the fastest, most accurate way to input your tax return information into the FAFSA form. To address security and privacy concerns related to the IRS DRT, the tax return information you transfer from the IRS will no longer be displayed on fafsa.gov or the IRS DRT web page. Instead, you’ll see “Transferred from the IRS” in the appropriate fields on fafsa.gov. • You cannot use your 2017 tax information. We understand that for some families, 2016 income doesn’t accurately reflect your current financial situation. If you have experienced a reduction in income since the 2016 tax year, you should complete the FAFSA form with the info it asks for (2016), and then contact each of the schools to which you’re applying to explain and document the change in income. They have the ability to assess your situation and make adjustments to your FAFSA form if warranted. • You cannot update your 2018–19 FAFSA form with your 2017 tax information after filing 2017 taxes. 2016 information is what’s required. No updates necessary; no updates allowed.

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❒ Your Social Records of your untaxed income*

The FAFSA questions about untaxed income may or may not apply to you, but they include things like child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits. On the 2018–19 FAFSA form, you’ll report 2016 tax or calendar year information when asked these questions. Find specific details for parents and students.

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PEERS AND ACTIVITIES TO ENGAGE YOU Queensborough is a reflection of New York: creative, exciting and culturally diverse. There are 141 countries represented in our student body and over 80 languages spoken. Our 40+ clubs and organizations serve as outlets to develop and explore your talents and interests. Get active in the Badminton Club, track stocks in the

Finance Club or work with technology in the Robotics Club. As a Queensborough Tiger, pride is more than a priority: it’s in your veins. We field 14 men’s and women’s varsity teams, ten of which have won a City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) championship in the last few years. Show your true Tiger colors in the stands or on the court—either way, the excitement is contagious! Service-Learning, a component of the Queensborough Academies, integrates service to the community with learning and personal enrichment. Engage in civic responsibility at Queensborough and learn more about yourself while helping others.

PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS TO CONNECT YOU Whether you plan to complete a bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce with your associate’s degree, Queensborough Community College works with you to map out where you want to go and how to get there. Through personal guidance, interactive technologies and tons of partner agreements, we ensure a smooth transition to your next destination. Your strong start at Queensborough will yield incredible results. Join the ranks of our alumni who go on to enroll at prestigious four-year institutions such as Baruch College, Columbia University, Queens College, City College of New York, New York University, St. John’s University, and more. There is one thing you will find in abundance at Queensborough: opportunity. When you begin your career, you will be connected to a network of more than 72,000 successful alumni all over the Metropolitan area.

VALUE AND ASSISTANCE Queensborough Community College is committed to empowering your future, not limiting it. That is why our tuition rate is just a fraction of other public and private institutions, and NASSAU why, after earning a quality education, COUNTY nearly 90% of students graduate without tuition debt.

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Build a foundation for your future at Queensborough Community College. With a powerful community of dedicated faculty, professional mentors and a diverse student body, you will be empowered to succeed. The College offers 35+ academic programs to choose from. Studying in one of five Queensborough Academies, you will learn from professors who are passionate about their subjects—and your future. Student life is full of exciting activities, competitive athletics and outreach opportunities extending beyond campus. When you are ready to take the next step, we will help you transition towards a higher degree or to begin your career. And best of all, our affordable tuition and generous aid help you achieve financial freedom.


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❒ Your Social Records of your assets (money)*

This includes savings and checking account balances, as well as the value of investments such as stocks and bonds and real estate (except the home in which your family lives). You should report the current amounts as of the date you sign the FAFSA form, rather than the 2016 tax year amounts. NOTE: Misreporting the value of investments is a common FAFSA mistake. Carefully review what is and is not considered a student investment and parent investment to make sure you don’t over- or under-report. You may be surprised by what can (and cannot) be excluded.

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❒ Your Social List of the school(s) you are interested in attending

Be sure to add any college you’re considering, even if you haven’t applied or been accepted yet. • Even if there is only a slight chance you’ll apply to a college, list the school on your FAFSA form. You can always remove schools later if you decide not to apply, but if you wait to add a school, you could miss out on first-come, first-served financial aid. • The schools you list on your FAFSA form will automatically receive your FAFSA results electronically. They will use your FAFSA information to determine the types and amounts of financial aid you may receive. • If you add a school to your FAFSA form and later decide not to apply for admission to that school, that’s OK! The school likely won’t offer you aid until you’ve been accepted anyway. • You can list up to 10 schools on your FAFSA form at a time.

TIP: To be considered for state aid, several states require you to list schools in a particular order (for instance, you might need to list a state school first). Find out whether your state has a requirement for the order in which you list schools on your FAFSA form. * If you’re a dependent student, you will need this information for your parents as well. —Nicole Callahan is a digital engagement strategist at the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid.

It’s Not Too Late To Save For College Allstate understands that time flies when you are a parent. One day you’re bringing your baby to daycare and the next you’re watching them go off to college. You might have started thinking about how you are going to pay for your child’s education. Higher education is an important and expensive investment. Allstate wants to help customers prepare for their child’s future without the stress of waiting until the last minute. According to the College Savings Plans Network, the cost of attending college is increasing about twice as much as inflation each year. If you did not start a 529 plan when your kids were born, there is still hope. With strategic planning and a lot of dedication, you can provide for your kids so they can avoid facing substantial debt after they finish college.

There are a few questions you should ask yourself: How much will my child need? There are tools available to help get an estimate. CNN Money’s helpful tool, “How much will that college really cost?,” allows users to search annual tuition rates by college name or state. Then, FinAid’s college cost projector allows you to enter the current one-year cost of attending the school of choice and takes both rising tuition and inflation into account to provide you with one, two, three and four-year total projected costs.

How do I start saving? FinAid recommends a one-third rule. Aim to put away about onethird of each child’s college costs in savings. Once college starts, you and your family can use one-third from savings, pay one-third out-of-pocket and borrow the last third. FinAid suggests putting this plan into action by setting aside 10 percent of your salary from the day your child is born. One way to start saving is to consider a 529 plan for each child. The Internal Revenue Service explains that 529 plans allow you to contribute part of your income without it being subjected to income tax, as long as the money is being used for qualified education expenses. How much will my savings yield? After calculating how much to save, think about how much your savings will yield. For example, FinAid calculates that setting aside $100 a month from birth to age 17 at a 5 percent interest rate will yield $139,358. Saving $100 a month for the same period with no interest yields $88,400. Talking to a financial advisor can help you determine which options best fit your needs. It is never too late to start saving for your child’s education. Take the time to educate yourself on your options now so you can make the best decision for your family’s future. —Allstate Insurance


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Early Childhood Education Week • Oct. 22-28

Early Childhood Education is the foundation for success. You want to give them a safe, loving environment. With structure and discipline. Not just day care, but a real school with certified teachers. A school that supports working Moms (and Dads), with before and after care—and gives students as young as three years old the fundamental skills they need to develop a lifetime love of learning. Of course, choosing a Catholic education gives them much more than an educational advantage. It also helps them understand their purpose in life and their obligations to others, reinforcing the values you live at home. Isn’t that what you want for your children?

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COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

EXPERIENCE COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY! APPLY TODAY! Coastal Carolina University’s Fall 2018 application is open! We accept students on a rolling basis. If you apply by the Dec. 1 priority deadline, you can receive an admission decision before the end of the year. Students who apply before Dec. 1 get priority consideration for admission, merit awards and scholarships. Go to coastal.edu/apply to complete your application today. Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is one of the fastest-growing universities in the South. Located in Conway, South Carolina, nine miles from Myrtle Beach, CCU offers 73 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate degrees, two educational specialist degrees and one Ph.D. program. With enrollment of more than 10,400 and a walkable campus, students at CCU enjoy small classes, an engaged faculty, and outstanding research and experiential learning opportunities, all while living near a vacation destination. Students at Coastal Carolina University experience the academic and research opportunities of a larger university while enjoying one-on-one interaction with nationally recognized faculty. Despite dynamic growth, classes are small enough for professors to get to know each student, foster success academically and prepare students for life after graduation. Experiential learning enhances classroom work with research and internship opportunities that prepare graduates to enter the workforce and meet their career goals with real-world experience that stands out to employers. CCU students participate in research and internships located near campus, across the country and around the world.

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Coastal Carolina University helps students build the foundation for success. CCU academics feature nationally recognized programs, and graduates move into successful job placements and further education. For eight consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked CCU in the top 10 among all schools in the South in the Best Value Category. Coastal Carolina has been recognized as one of America’s Best College Buys for the past seven years, as determined by the independent consulting firm Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.

Coastal Carolina’s campus is small enough that you never go anywhere on campus without seeing a friend. CCU offers the academic and social opportunities of a large university with the comfortable feel of a home away from home.

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Nearly half of CCU’s students come from outside South Carolina, and 2 percent of the student body is international. Students can learn and grow academically and socially as part of a vibrant and diverse university community. The Office of Student Life offers programming and activities for students, no matter what their interests are, through departments like Multicultural Students Services, student media, fraternities and sororities, leadership and civic engagement, and more. If there isn’t a club or organization for you on campus already when you get here, Coastal Carolina gives you the freedom to start your own!

The best way to experience Coastal Carolina University is to visit for a student-led campus tour. At every visit, students meet with admissions counselors to answer any questions about the admissions and enrollment process. We offer tours to meet a variety of schedules; daily tours year-round Monday through Friday (except on holidays), weekend tours on select Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters and Discovery Days, our most comprehensive visitor experience each fall and spring. To reserve your campus visit online, go to coastal.edu/visit. If you can’t travel to campus right now, explore Coastal Carolina University virtually at coastal.edu/virtual_tour. We look forward to getting to know you during the application process. If you have any questions about Coastal Carolina University contact us at admissions@coastal.edu or 800.277.7000.

For more information, call 800.277.7000 or visit coastal.edu/admissions.

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LIU Post Welcomes Entrepreneurship Expert As Endowed Chair

LIU Post announced that Dane Stangler, one of the nation’s leading experts on entrepreneurship, will join the LIU Post College of Management as the first visiting associate professor in the Vorzimer Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship. “LIU Post is proud to welcome Dane Stangler, who is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on innovation and entrepreneurship,” Dr. Robert Valli, dean of the LIU Post College of Management said. “With LIU Post’s focus on engaged learning and entrepreneurship, including the Sanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, I know that he will help prepare our students to do great things.” Stangler will help lead the T. Denny Sanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute at LIU Post. “I’m thrilled and humbled to be part of a community dedicated to innovation and ingenuity, and with expanding global reach and relevance,” Stangler said. “It will be a privilege to help the leadership of LIU Post and the College of Management shape an entrepreneurial culture and help prepare students for a rapidly changing economy. This is a great time to be at LIU.” Through the Sanford Institute, Stangler will help LIU continue its work to connect the university’s innovative community of scholars to the young

companies of New York’s vibrant business culture. LIU’s on-campus incubators are modeled on the shared workspaces at the heart of that culture, allowing students to collaborate on their own emerging ventures. LIU students also consult for a wide range of clients and start-ups, at LIU Post’s student consultancy, LIU-iQ Consulting. There, they develop executive-level experience through the University’s national leadership in student-run businesses, enabling them to graduate with résumés that command respect in the job market. Formerly vice president for research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Stangler has written for the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, testified before the U.S. Senate, and is frequently quoted by national broadcast and print outlets. As a frequent public speaker, he has addressed local, national, and international groups and conferences on topics of economic growth and entrepreneurship development. In addition to serving as a visiting associate professor at LIU Post, Stangler is currently head of policy at Startup Genome, focusing on data assessment and policy analysis for entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world. He also serves as director of policy innovation

Dane Stangler at the Progressive Policy Institute, with a focus on the future of economic growth and innovation. Stangler received his B.A. in English from Truman State University in 2001 and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. —LIU Post

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When people think of the auto care industry, vehicle repair often comes to mind. The truth is that this dynamic industry is comprised of more than 500,000 businesses, including manufacturers, distributors, parts stores and repair shops, and employs more than 4.5 million people in a wide variety of roles. Career fields in the auto care industry include accounting, customer service, engineering, finance, human resources, inventory management, manufacturing, marketing, research and development, retail, sales, sourcing, supply chain, technical support, training, vehicle repair and more. The Auto Care Careers online resource center (www.autocarecareers.org) features a robust job board that directly connects auto care industry companies with qualified job candidates. Job seekers can set up a free profile, upload a résumé for viewing by potential employers, choose to make it confidential, designate military status and receive email alerts of new job postings. Employers will find easy online job management, a new downloadable recruitment guide and résumé searching access with email notifications when new résumés are posted matching select criteria. —Courtney Hammer is the director of job and career development for Auto Care Association.


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Hofstra’s Music Program Spins Success Stories For the second consecutive year, Billboard magazine included Hofstra University’s music department and its bachelor of science degree in music business program in a roundup of the country’s “Best Music Business Schools.” This past summer the music business program welcomed a new coordinator, Terrance Tompkins, who is experienced with A&R, artist management, marketing and touring. Billboard cited Hofstra’s program for teaming up with the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship to launch Mane Records, a student-run label that offers real-life experience recording, producing, promoting and distributing music. Hofstra students are mentored by top industry professionals, participating in workshops on campus and at recording studios in New York City. They are immersed in all aspects of the recording business and perform the duties necessary to commercialize music over the course of a semester. Hofstra’s chapter of the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) is

extremely active, hosting lectures, posting regularly on social media and organizing a spring music industry conference that offers panels on publishing, live music, record labels and songwriting and studio production. Hofstra was included on the Billboard list with schools such as Berklee College of Music, Belmont University, New York University and USC. Philip Stoecker, chair of Hofstra’s music department, said the program owes much of its success to the school’s location. “Given our campus’ proximity to New York City, Hofstra is in the unique position to attract students from across the country that are interested in studying about the music business,” said Stoecker. “Our graduates have secured positions at a variety of first-tier music companies from Atlantic Records, Sony Music, Madison Square Garden, Live Nation, Jazz at Lincoln Center, American Symphony Orchestra and Korg USA.” —Submitted by Hofstra University

Billboard recently named Hofstra’s music program as one of the nation’s best.

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PROFILES IN EDUCATION • SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2017 ADVERTORIAL

Sacred Heart Academy: The All-Girls Advantage by Kristin Lynch Graham, President of Sacred Heart Academy

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Sacred Heart Academy is one of two all-girls Catholic high schools on Long Island. Prospective families are often instinctively attracted to an all-girls environment for their daughters’ high school education. The reasons for the attraction vary. Some mothers are beneficiaries of an all-girls education and want to offer the same experience to their daughters. Some families have seen the research and want to be sure to give their daughters an advantage. Others know the all-girls environment removes gender bias, distractions and pressures. Some families seek safety, others seek opportunity, and still others are just instinctively attracted to the idea of a single gender education. There are good reasons to be attracted to an all-girls education. Since 1949, Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) has been educating women leaders

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in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph. At SHA, we encourage our girls to find their voice, and use their voice to lead with heart. Over 11,000 alumnae use the values and skills they learned at SHA to be leaders in their families, communities, business organizations, and the Church. Our graduates consistently say that their education from Sacred Heart Academy gave them the skills they needed to succeed, as well as lifelong friendships that immeasurably enrich their lives. The satisfaction and success of our alumnae are not the only data points that support the value of an all-girls education. The National Coalition of Girls School (NCGS) commissioned a study titled Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools which provides a comparative analysis of responses to the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE). The study compares the responses of nearly 13,000 girls attending all girls schools, coed independent schools,

and coed public schools. The girls’ responses provide unequivocal support for the value of an all-girls educational environment, demonstrating that those attending all-girls schools are more likely to have an experience that supports their learning than are girls attending coed schools (independent and public). Sacred Heart students frequently cite many of the specific reasons offered in the study for why they are glad they chose SHA for their high school experience. Our students say they are challenged to achieve more at SHA. They are more engaged in the learning process. Their teachers expect them to participate in class, and the overall environment of respect makes them feel confident to share their views. They feel comfortable being themselves and expressing their ideas. They love wearing their uniform. Close to 800 talented young girls from across Long Island choose to attend Sacred Heart Academy because

they want more from their high school education. To meet those expectations, SHA has invested in the resources for contemporary education. SHA has state-of-the-art science labs and a science research program available to incoming freshmen. SHA is the only all-girls high school in the country with a Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab. These terminals allow our students to access government, economic and financial data, giving them the opportunity to practice skills in trade messaging, analytics and cost analysis, and providing them a venue to integrate theory with real-world practice. No matter what attracts you, there is evidence to support the value of an allgirls education. At Sacred Heart Academy, we believe that you won’t need research reports. Your daughter’s success and happiness will be all the evidence you need to support you made the right choice. 174768 C

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In their professions and communities, Sacred Heart alumnae lead with heart. Over 11,000 successful SHA graduates are part of the network that supports our students as they grow into purposeful and successful women who are prepared for life. In addition to receiving individualized attention in our state-of-the-art Guidance Complex, students are encouraged to connect with alumnae for professional guidance and mentorship opportunities. To learn how we empower young women in a nurturing atmosphere of courage, compassion, and commitment please call (516) 483-7383 or visit www.sacredheartacademyli.org.


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Department Of Labor Announces $1.3M For Women In Apprenticeships

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he U.S. Department of Labor announced nearly $1.3 million is available to help more women access quality apprenticeship programs and pursue careers in advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, information technology and transportation, among other industries. “Women are nearly half of the American workforce, yet make up a fraction of professionals in STEM careers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “This administration is committed to increasing women’s participation in STEM by expanding the number of quality apprenticeships across the U.S., including those in high-growth, emerging sectors where apprenticeships have historically been rare.” The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grant program will award $1.294 million to applicants in nontraditional occupations where women represent 25 percent or less of all employees. Grants will be awarded to up to four community-based organizations. Applicants must provide one or more of the following types of technical assistance: • Developing pre-apprenticeship or nontraditional skills training programs; • Providing ongoing orientations for employers, unions and workers on creating a successful environment for women to succeed in these careers; and • Setting up support groups and facilitating networks for women to improve their retention. — U.S. Department of Labor


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PROFILES IN EDUCATION • SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2017 ADVERTORIAL

Saint Dominic High School

SAINT DOMINIC HIGH SCHOOL 110 Anstice Street Oyster Bay, New York 11771 Contact: Mr. Matthew O’Brien Director of Admissions 516.922.4888 ext.5325 mobrien2@stdoms.org

Saint Dominic High School offers a student-centered, Catholic education to young women and men on Long Island. The key to Saint Dominic’s perennial attractiveness and success is this: the administration, faculty and staff respond to each student in a personal and caring manner, treating her or him as an individual with unique needs, aspirations, and potential. Very simply, here “You are a name, not a number!”

With an average class size of twenty-two and a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, Saint Dominic students excel in a curriculum designed to challenge the learning potential of each student. While offering a NYS Board of Regents Curriculum, students are able to go beyond state standards by taking college level, advanced placement, and honors courses, as well as our newly designed STEM program. One-hundred percent of the Class of 2017 was accepted to some of the world’s finest colleges and universities and secured over $23 million in academic, athletic and merit-based scholarships. Saint Dominic campus features a Science and Communications Center, which consists of five state-of-the-art labs. We have built and maintained research partnerships with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and The Oyster Bay Waterfront Center. In addition, we have created a state-ofthe-art World Language Lab for the Spanish and Italian curricula. The lab utilizes technology so students can learn interactively by speaking with and listening to native speakers and teachers can exposes students to college-level curriculum. We are excited for the launch of our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. The availability of one-to-one learning in our classrooms on a daily basis will offer many new learning opportunities to our students. Saint Dominic offers diverse programs in fine arts and athletics, allowing students to participate at a level consistent with their interests and abilities. The Charles B. Wang Saint Dominic Playing Fields, just 2.4 miles away from our main campus, is comprised of two baseball, two softball, two lacrosse/soccer fields, four tennis courts, and a retreat house, making it one of the finest comprehensive facilities on Long Island. On college signing day, we had 13 student-athletes commit to major colleges and universities where they will continue playing at the next level.

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Board Of Regents Revises Teacher Certification Requirements

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he Board of Regents recently took steps to improve the process to obtain an initial teaching certificate in New York. The changes are based on the recommendations of a panel of education experts and public input, and maintain the state’s rigorous standards to ensure that candidates for certification are well-prepared to teach. “The changes we made [to] demonstrate that the board is listening to the experts and the public,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “The new passing score on the edTPA remains among the highest of those states that require its use; at the same time, however, we continue to provide our teacher candidates with fair options to meet the exam’s requirements.” Following a lengthy and open process that sought and used public and

The Board of Regents approved the recommended phase-in, as described in this table: Passing Score MMRP Range

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expert input, the Regents approved a series of changes to New York’s teacher certification process. Specifically, these changes will: phase-in a revised passing score on the edTPA teacher certification exam; extend the safety net for those candidates who do not pass the edTPA; and amend the eligibility requirements to use a Multiple Measure Review Process in certain cases. “The Regents continue to take important steps to ensure the quality of our teaching force,” State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said. “New York is facing a shortage of qualified teachers in specific subject areas

and in many parts of the State. [The] action strikes the right balance by providing fairness to those seeking to become teachers, while maintaining some of the most rigorous certification requirements in the country.”

Public Input & Task Force Recommendations Inform Changes In May 2014, the Department of Education released new and revised teacher certification exams. One of those new exams, the edTPA, is a subject-specific, multi-measure performance assessment that is required for

initial certification. A standard setting panel of experts established a passing score of 41 on the edTPA exam. At that time, the Board of Regents also established a temporary safety net for students who do not pass the edTPA. The safety net allows these students to take and pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS-W) in place of the edTPA. In 2014, the department also established an edTPA Task Force to explore possible improvements to the exam going forward. The task force was comprised of representatives from CUNY, SUNY, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu), the Teacher Education Advisory Group, United University Professions (UUP), the Professional Staff Congress and New York State Education Department staff. In January 2016, the edTPA Task


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Force reconvened at the request of members of the Board of Regents. The Task Force, led by Dr. David Cantaffa of SUNY and Dr. Jamie Dangler of UUP, was also informed by information gathered by Regents Kathleen Cashin and Catherine Collins at a series of public forums held around the state. Those meetings were attended by members of the Board of Regents, Commissioner Elia, SED staff and the public. The edTPA Task Force presented its recommendations to the Board of Regents at the Board’s January 2017 meeting.

Changes to the edTPA Phase-In of Revised Passing Score The edTPA Task Force recommended that the department establish a standard setting committee to determine if the passing score for the edTPA should be reset and gradually phased-in over several years. To address this recommendation, the department convened a 31-member panel in June 2017 that reviewed the edTPA passing score; the panel was comprised of a diverse group of P-12 educators as well as higher education faculty with experience in teacher preparation. The Standard Setting Panel recommended a passing score of 40 (the current passing score is 41) that would be implemented after a fouryear phase-in period. Multiple Measures Review Process The Task Force also asked the department to implement a Multiple Measures Review Process in cases where there is compelling evidence that a candidate is ready to teach but did not

Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa at the Thurgood Marshall Academy. achieve a passing score on the edTPA. At its June 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted regulations to implement such a review process. Since the initial adoption of this regulation, the standard setting panel determined that an amendment is needed to ensure consistency for candidates and to make it easier for them to know when they can utilize the Multiple Measures Review Process. Specifically, the panel recommended revising one provision of the existing regulation so that a candidate will have to score “two points below the passing score” (rather than the existing “one standard deviation below the passing score”) to be eligible for the review process. The Board today adopted that change, as described in the Table above. Now a multiple-measures review process can be undertaken for candidates who take and are not successful on the edTPA, but who otherwise

have the knowledge, skills and abilities to become a teacher of record and who: 1. Fall within two points below the new passing score; 2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and 3. Pass all other exams required for the teaching certificate they seek. The department has worked with representatives from cIcu, CUNY, SUNY and the edTPA Task Force co-chairs to develop policies and procedures to implement the Multiple Measures Review Process. The policies and procedures will include a description of the panelists who will review the candidates’ cases (e.g., how panelists are selected, length of terms, etc.), the format and frequency of panel meetings and the parameters for the candidates’ letters of recommendation that must be submitted in support of their application for review. The Multiple Measures Review Process will not be implemented until the new cut scores go into effect. Safety Net Existing regulations allow students who do not pass the edTPA exam to take and pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS-W) in its place. This safety net is currently

23B available until either the date a new passing score for the edTPA is approved by the Commissioner (after a recommendation is made by a new standard setting panel) or until June 30, 2018, whichever is earlier. To help candidates transition to the Multiple Measures Review Process, the Board today amended the regulations to extend the existing safety net to June 30, 2018—even though a new passing score will be effective before this date (see above, “Phase-In of Revised Passing Score”). Beginning on July 1, 2018, the ATS-W (the current edTPA safety net exam) will no longer be available and candidates will no longer be able to register for or take the exam. Candidates who would like to take advantage of the edTPA safety net must plan to take the edTPA and receive their edTPA scores in time to register and sit for the ATS-W. The department will communicate the edTPA safety net extension to the field continuously through June 30, 2018. During this period, the department will begin to implement the new Multiple Measures Review Process and make that process available to students who meet the established criteria. Timetable for Implementation The amendments to the Multiple Measures Review Process and the safety net extension became effective as an emergency measure on Sept. 12, 2017. Public comments on the regulations changes will be accepted through Nov. 13, 2017 and can be submitted by email to REGCOMMENTS@nysed.gov. Following the 45-day public comment period, it is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be presented to the Board of Regents for adoption at its December 2017 meeting and would become effective as a permanent rule on Dec. 27, 2017. The phase-in of the passing score on the edTPA exam does not require an amendment of the regulations. —New York State Department of Education


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PROFILES IN EDUCATION • SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2017 ADVERTORIAL

Graduated And On Your Own:

“The purpose of the school is to impart a thoroughly Christian education : the aim is to develop the boy physically, mentally, and morally .” Thus began Chaminade’s first profile , written in 1929. For 87 years, Chaminade High School has maintained this commitment, providing a complete education in a Christian context. Chaminade ’s outstanding record of achievement in academics and athletics began immediately.

As a Roman Catholic school, Chaminade dedicates itself to the formation of the total person in Christ, since in Christ all human values find their fulfillment and meaning. Through a well-balanced program of academic, spiritual, and physical activities, Chaminade encourages and achieves this goal. Chaminade combines the proven curriculum and methods of a successful tradition with modern educational advances to provide its students with a rich, qualitative academic experience. In an atmosphere of positive Christian commitment, the Chaminade program requires a thorough study of the basic intellectual disciplines while offering extensive co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for practical experience and personal growth.

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The school seal depicts a triangle; its points symbolize the students, teachers, and parents who comprise the Chaminade Family. The school motto, “Fortes in Unitate ,” Latin for “Strength in Unity ,” expresses the goal of the school: the promotion of its educational work through the strongly united efforts of students, teachers, and parents.

CHAMINADE HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

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BY NATHANIEL SILLIN

Live within your means

Fall is here and school is back in session but for many graduates, it’s out for good. If you’re a recent high school or college graduate, this might be the first time you’re on your own. Living away from home and paying for your own housing, food and other necessities can be a tough adjustment. But being on your own for the first time is a new and exciting experience and it offers a perfect opportunity to set yourself up for success.

As you begin your career, it’s essential to have reliable income and use it responsibly. A good budgeting guideline to start with is the 50/20/30 rule. Allot 50 percent of your income to necessary costs like housing, 20 percent to financial goals like repaying student loans and 30 percent to spending money. Remember that this is a rule of thumb and you can adjust it to fit your needs. Never spend more than you have, and always pay your bills on time.

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Now What? A lot may have changed since you opened your account, so consider changing your account to find the best one for your needs. If you are still sharing a bank account with your parents, consider opening your own. Opening an account can be simple and it’s possible to do so online or over the phone—but you’ll need a minimum deposit amount and documentation like your Social Security Number.

Figure out taxes The most important thing to know about taxes is that you must pay them on time or request a six month extension. If you’ve missed the deadline, don’t ignore the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)—follow their guidelines for repayment. There are multiple ways to pay your taxes and you can download the IRS2Go mobile app to make payments. Check with your parents before filing: if they claim you as a dependent, you won’t be able to claim tax exemptions. Finally, check


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if you qualify for special exemptions like a student loan deduction.

Take charge of your student loans First, confirm your loan status at the official Federal Student Aid website where you can also explore your payment options and estimate how long it will take to repay your loans. Always make the minimum payments on time, and if you’re having trouble paying off your loans, don’t ignore them. Contact your lender, explain your situation and pay as much as you can immediately while prioritizing paying off the rest.

Check up on your healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act, you can stay on your parents’ plan until you’re 26. If you aren’t currently on your parents’ plan or wish to leave their plan, you have several options to explore. Under federal law, if you’re not covered by health insurance

you must pay a fee on your next federal tax return. You can explore the different levels of coverage available and estimate how much a plan will cost you at Healthcare.gov, the federal healthcare website.

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Get ready for retirement— yes, really The younger you start saving, the more valuable your savings are. According to Bankrate, starting your savings at age 25 at $2,000 a year will yield a retirement account of $560,000 (assuming your earnings grow at 8 percent every year). But starting 10 years later at age 35 will yield just $245,000 at retirement—less than half the money you’d have if you started saving 10 years earlier. The earlier you start saving, the more money you’ll end up with—and if you take advantage of an employer-matched 401k fund, you can put away extra money for free.

Building up credit as a young adult is important for big purchases down the road. Buying a house or purchasing a car are often significantly harder without a good credit score. It’s smart to start building good credit while your expenses are relatively small. For more information, the CFPB has a database of frequently asked questions with everything you need to know about credit cards and credit scores. Bottom line: Though the transition from student to independent adult may feel overwhelming, you can take this opportunity to get your finances organized and prepare for working life. Building a strong financial foundation early on will help you worry less about your money and allow you to fully enjoy other new aspects of your life after college. —Nathaniel Sillin directs Visa’s financial education programs.

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iSchool of Music and Art, located in Port Washington (516-883-5000, Syosset (516-802-5885), and Rockville Centre (516-442-2230), holds its annual performance at Carnegie Hall. Last year on February 22, they had around 60 students performing 18 songs at this world-famous concert venue. The show’s program spans more than 200 years of American music and all the songs share a search for freedom and liberation. This is one of the many special occasions that they created a program that joins classical and pop students in one performance. They had students who are performing as soloists, trios, group ensemble, cello ensemble and as a string ensemble. Not only are the staff of iSchool passionate about music, they are able to engage the students and help them reach another level of understanding music. iSchool will present another unique show at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 25, 2018 called

A fantasy adventure of The Ultimate Battle of the Bands. iSchool started in 2005 and was founded by Yi Qian and Ken Benshish. The pair had met in college as friends and later reunited, wanting to share and use their musical talents to teach others. The iSchool of Music and Art offers different types of musical programs that are customized to the student’s age, musical skill, and goals. Some of the unique programs at iSchool foster collaborations among students. Students are educated in different instruments, such as piano, guitar, drums, bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, as well as vocals. The result of consistent lessons creates particular freedom for students who not only want to play solo, but want to experience playing together as a group in a band or string ensemble. 174876 C


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Social Media Tips For The Aspiring Business Professional BY CHAD STORLIE

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Social media can be a springboard or an anchor to an effective career. Share the most trending news and information in your new profession and it will give you instant credibility as a thought leader. Share unprofessional behavior and ill-considered thoughts and you will have much explaining to do to an interviewer. Social media can expand your contacts so you meet and interact with industry professionals who can help determine your career path. Social media also gives you the best up-todate transition information and helps you understand and avoid potential career pitfalls. However, social media can be a stumbling block in your career when heat-of-the-moment comments and poor word choices can make a lasting impact on careers choices and opportunities. Here are a few tips to get the most out of social media and to understand how to use social media to be your best.

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The Full Landscape of Social Media

We all know about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and other industry leaders in the social media field. Social media is also any electronic item that you put your name to or that can be associated with you. Writing in a comment section on a newspaper story or a discussion with your local school board on a problem, all of these constitute your social media transcript. Make sure that when you

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Social Media Rules: Be Considerate, Honest, Respectful & Kind

Passions and tempers can run high on social media and there is nothing wrong with that. Being passionate about issues, looking for answers, and testing solutions are some of the primary benefits of social media. What social media interaction needs is a dedication to civil behavior and discussion. Your social media posts and responses should be considerate of the other person’s opinion; honest in your own views; respectful of that person’s opinions; and kind in how you write and interact with that person. You can have an intense discussion about issues on social media, but make sure that your posts and responses are

considerate, honest, respectful and kind. If you are in doubt about any one of these things, then reconsider your writing. ...............................

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Conduct an Honest Appraisal of Your Social Media Use

Social media cannot be cleaned up overnight or a new image or persona created. Start by doing a complete inventory of your online persona and begin removing, updating, and refreshing your image. This “personal brand” review will ensure that a historical look back at your social media activity truly reflects the person you are and want to become. Make sure you fully understand the controls in each social media application so the right message reaches the right audience.

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Looking for a college with outstanding academics, affordable tuition, and an incredible campus atmosphere that’s close to home but not too close to home? Look no further than West Chester University! West Chester University is a leading public university that excels in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts. Founded in 1871, WCU is home to just over 17,000 students and offers more than 180 undergraduate and graduate programs. West Chester University has opportunities everywhere you turn, and as the fourth largest college in the Philadelphia area, the sky is the limit. If you think you’ll be a number at WCU—you’re right, you’ll be number one. That’s because faculty members, never graduate assistants, teach in every classroom every day. And thanks to the 19:1 student to faculty ratio, building meaningful relationships with your faculty members is a breeze. Looking for other ways to get involved on campus and beyond? WCU has one of the largest NCAA Division II programs in the country; more than 280 clubs and organizations; and more than 670 study abroad options. So, whether you’re an athlete or a super fan, into traveling or the marching band, WCU has something for you! Campus is always buzzing with activity including more than 200 events each year. West Chester University is ranked and recognized as both a top regional university and a top public school in the north, a top school for veterans, a top 100 best buy, among the best online MBA programs in the nation, and one of the top universities for cybersecurity. And, with tuition and fees for out-of-state students starting at under $21,000—WCU is also affordable. Like what you’ve heard? The best way to experience WCU is to visit and see for yourself.

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Start a Blog To Showcase Your Interests and Abilities

Blogs are a great way for you to promote yourself and conduct in-depth exploration of issues and ideas that you are passionate about. With Medium and LinkedIn Pulse and others, there are a number of great, free, and high traffic websites that you can start blogging in as little as five minutes. Blogs really are your showcase to tell your story, why you matter and what you can bring to an organization. ...............................

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Align Social Media Use With Your Career Goals

Social media is a reflection of you—bottom line. So who are you and what do you want to become? Align your social media interests and likes to reflect your career interests, personal passions, and outside interests. You will be amazed at how these contacts will give you information on job activity, career advice, and detail other industry trends that are not even in the traditional media yet.

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Be an Active Participant on Social Media with Relevant Content

If you want to post about your dog’s breakfast, I’m probably not that interested. If you want to tell me about a new dog food company that is operated by military veterans and uses new ingredients for animal health, then I am very interested. Great social media activity is about being consistent and being relevant to your audience. Being a conduit of news activity that is below the radar, finding trends that others miss, or finding unique solutions to problems that are supported by evidence are all ways for you to make a big “splash” in social media.

Networking is probably one of the most important tools for a successful career transition. Contacts created on social media are one avenue for you to have a wide range of contacts and make relevant connections. Again, a lot of times, it is the friend-of-a-friend connection that leads to a potential job opportunity. Finally, these social media connections are people that are just like you and can really expand your horizons as well as your potential. Face-to-face interactions, conferences, and other networking avenues are equally as relevant to networking as social media. Social media is an incredibly powerful tool for an effective and purposeful career. Used wisely and with grace, social media is a tool that builds your personal brand as a professional, creates contacts to propel your career, and demonstrates the full breadth that you bring to an organization. Chad Storlie is a USAA member community blogger and a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Officer with more than 20 years of service and an Iraq Combat Veteran. He is an adjunct professor of marketing at Creighton University. Content courtesy of USAA.


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Friends Academy: Learning and Leadership

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magine a school where each child is celebrated for what is special about them; where each student can discover his passion and grow into who she is meant to be. At Friends Academy, a Quaker day school for ages 3-12th grade, we have small class sizes, caring faculty and staff, remarkable facilities and strong programs across the board. We reflect the wide diversity of our surrounding communities of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. Our school values the Quaker S.P.I.C.E.S – Simplicity, Peace Integrity, Community, Equality and Service. Friends Academy is a college preparatory school where 100% of graduates attend a 4-year college. Whether you are interested in the arts, athletics, community service, math & science, liberal arts or beyond, students are encouraged to discover their passions and challenged to try new interests. Financial aid is available starting at Kindergarten, with the most aid being allocated in the Middle and Upper schools. Busing is available within a 15-mile radius of Friends Academy. We hope you can attend one of our Open Houses – Monday, Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m. for Middle School (Grades 6-8); Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 8:30 a.m. for Upper School (Grades 9-12); and Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 a.m. for Lower School (Age 3 - 5th grade). Schedule a tour by calling (516) 393-4244 or drop by at our new Walk-In Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. – the first and last of each month.

Come visit and explore the transformative experience of a Quaker education.

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Early Childhood/Lower School Wednesday, Nov. 8th– Age 3 to 5th Grade Each begins promptly at 8:30 AM; Call 516-393-4244 to RSVP

Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

A Quaker, coeducational, college preparatory school for students age three through 12th grade. 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY www.fa.org

Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

Friends Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance program, athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Next Round Of Clean Energy Competition For Colleges And Universities BY ANTON MEDIA STAFF

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overnor Andrew Cuomo recently launched Energy to Lead 2017, a $3 million challenge to New York colleges and universities to transform ideas into real clean energy solutions to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy bills and improve resiliency for their campus and surrounding community. The Energy to Lead Competition is part of Cuomo’s nation-leading energy strategy and supports New York’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and grow a clean energy economy across the state. “This competition challenges New York students to develop ambitious and innovative clean energy projects and help build a cleaner and healthier environment on campus and in their communities,” Cuomo said. “Colleges play a crucial role in finding creative solutions to our energy challenges, and I encourage schools and students to get involved to help New York meet its energy goals.” Energy to Lead 2017 is the second round of the competition, and is part of the REV Campus Challenge which recognizes and supports colleges and universities in New York State that strive to meet their financial, environmental, academic and community goals through clean energy solutions. “Governor Cuomo has made it a priority to scale up New York’s clean energy economy and build a more resilient and affordable system,”

said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “The $3 million in additional funding for the Energy to Lead 2017 Competition will enable colleges and universities to further develop programs that will power their communities for generations to come by cutting costs to consumers, creating new jobs and combating climate change.” The competition is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and is open to two- or four-year public or private colleges or universities. Funding awards will range from $250,000 to $1 million per project. “Under Governor Cuomo, New York continues to lead the nation in developing cutting-edge ideas that reduce carbon emissions, improve resiliency and protect our environment,” said

Richard Kauffman, Chair of Energy and Finance for New York State. “Engaging our future leaders to help solve critical energy challenges is imperative to fighting climate change and growing our innovative clean energy economy.” In May 2016, Bard College, SUNY University at Buffalo, and SUNY Broome Community College were each awarded $1 million through Round One of the competition. Bard’s winning project will show how novel microhydropower generators can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and will be integrated into student curricula and workforce training. The University at Buffalo project will demonstrate how a college or university can partner with its community to transform the local energy ecosystem, and it has a goal to install

100 megawatts of solar power throughout the city’s college and university campuses. SUNY Broome Community College will show how a geothermal system can harness the energy stored in the earth to heat and cool a campus, and the project will serve as a learning resource for college and secondary school students. “The Energy to Lead Competition highlights how the State, under Governor Cuomo, is supporting schools and universities to drive progress to meet our energy goals,” said Alicia Barton, president and CEO of NYSERDA. “With investments like these in our colleges and universities, New York continues to ensure our next generation is contributing towards a clean energy future.” Colleges and universities must be a REV Campus Challenge member to apply. For more information on how to become a REV Campus Challenge member, visit NYSERDA’s website (www.nyserda.ny.gov). Applicants are required to demonstrate approaches in one or more of the following areas: project design, business model, partnerships, and/or curriculum integration. Projects should utilize commercially-viable technologies, incorporate strong student involvement and consider on-and off-campus community engagement. Students, faculty or staff interested in participating in the competition can obtain information, including submission guidelines and details about informational webinars to be held on Oct. 31 and Dec. 6.


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The Mary Louis Academy is proud to announce the establishment of several new and exciting initiatives designed to provide young women with increased opportunities to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, set career goals and form strategies to achieve those goals. Successful completion of a program, all of which begin September 2017, will be recognized at graduation with a special designation certificate. Pre-Med/Health Program - Available to highly motivated students interested in pursuing study and career in medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary science, pharmacy, physical therapy and other health professions. Advanced study in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Math will be required. An additional requirement will be a course in Greek and Latin for Medical Terminology. Students will be required to take part in a summer internship offered by such hospitals as New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital or Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. (Students may also make arrangements with other hospitals in other locations.) Scientific lectures and field trips will be required as is membership in the New York State Science Honor Society. STEM - An intensive study of the STEM areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math will include honors levels of Geometry, Chemistry, Algebra II, and Physics. Senior electives include Computer Science, Robotics, Pre-Engineering, Greek and Latin for Scientific Study and Independent Science Research. Students will take part in local and national STEM competitions, attend science-based field trips and forums and serve as a STEM tutor. This program is highlighted by our new Panzardi Women in Engineering Scholarship which provides a partial tuition award at TMLA along with mentoring and internship opportunities around Silicon Valley in California. Art – Students who demonstrate talent and interest in Art may pursue a separate Art major program. Courses include Studio Art, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Arts, and AP Studio Art. An internship in a museum such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art or a specific art gallery is also required. Music - Students interested in the special designation program in music may choose a Music or Vocal program. A concentration in Music will take Music in Our Lives, History of Music Styles and Theory and AP Music Theory and register for the orchestra. Students who wish to follow a concentration in Vocal Performance must register for Vocal Techniques in Freshman Year, register for the Glee Club or Orchestra. Private lessons in Music will be available. This program is highlighted by our MacLean Vocal Scholar Award which provides a selected student with professional vocal training and attendance at a performance at the MET. Dual-Language/International Studies Program - In addition to a 3 or 4 year study of a Language Other Than English (French, Italian, Latin, Spanish) students will take one or two years of a third language. Students will also study both current and historical events pertaining to the area of language study and produce an independent project on a selected topic. Physical Education and Wellness – The Physical Education program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in personal health, fitness and lifetime activities. The special designation program will include certified training in CPR and as a referee. 174879B

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Combating Anti-Semitism LIU Post hosts community leaders

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n the last few months, anti-Semitism has reached a fever pitch in many communities across the country—even Long Island itself has not been immune and the issue was recently addressed at a special conference held at LIU Post. The State of Anti-Semitism Local and Global was a conference held on Sept. 13 on racism against the Jewish people, its impact on both the Long Island region and globally and how it can be addressed head-on through action groups and advocacy. The event was hosted by former Democratic Congressman Steve Israel for the Global Institute at Long Island University, a platform for understanding an increasingly complex world by bringing world leaders, thinkers and analysts to the campus to prepare students to change the world with new models of innovation and social entrepreneurship. Israel, the Global Institute’s current chairman, was to able to acquire an impressive array of speakers for the anti-Semitism conference, including Israeli Ambassador Dani Dayan, Evan Bernstein from the New York chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Nassau County Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and numerous others. “Jewish people are known as the chosen ones, but what are we chosen for? We were chosen to uphold a certain moral commitment, we were chosen to uphold justice and fairness and liberty—and if you follow the history of dictatorship and tyranny, if those people want to advance their aims, they have to go through those people who are putting up a barrier against them,” Israel said in his opening comments at the conference. “It’s been the Jewish people that put up that barrier. Jewish history teaches us that there is evil in the world and when there is evil we must confront it. We must act, and that’s what this conference is all about.” In August of 2016, Dani Dayan officially assumed the post of Consul General of Israel in New York and represents the state of Israel to communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware. Dayan commented on the recent march of white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA, many of whom carried Nazi flags and shouted racist and anti-Semitic slogans while

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A panel joins the discussion against anti-semitism at LIU Post.

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Jewish history teaches us that there is evil in the world and when there is evil we must confront it. – Former Congressman Steve Israel

protesting the proposed removal of Civil War-era statues depicting Confederate leaders. “Nazism is the most evil ideology that mankind ever knew on the face of the Earth. So when Nazi flags were displayed in the city of an American town, there are no considerations about what could be worse,” he said. “This ideology, which brought about the massacre of six million Jews, is so abhorrent, so repugnant and so dangerous that when we see it displayed, be it in Charlottesville or other places around the globe, the supreme command is first and foremost to combat it. Nazism and white supremacy cannot have a place on the face of the Earth.” Evan Bernstein, the New York regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, spoke about the huge spike in cases that his organization has been handling in recent months, signifying a growing trend of racism directed towards Jews—a trend he said the public needs to take a united stand against. “Right now in our country’s history, business for us is at an all-time high, unfortunately,” he said. “The work that we’ve had to do, not only fighting against anti-Semitism, but securing

justice and fair treatment for all, is taking up so much of our time because of the intensity of these incidents. There has been a rise in activity on Long Island in recent months, including swastikas being spray painted on schools and homes and elderly couples being assaulted. You can’t let it go, the police and community leaders have to know because it’s the only way they’re going to be able to protect you and others from these kinds of things happening.” District Attorney Madeline Singas was also present at the conference and spoke about her creation of a hate crime-specific unit in the county’s police department this year and about the history of hate crime legislation passed in Nassau in 2000 and the effect it’s had on bias crime. “People have asked me, do we really need hate crimes legislation? Is it really necessary? Can’t you just prosecute an assault against one person the same way we would prosecute assault against another person?” she said. “And the answer is an overwhelming ‘yes’...it is absolutely necessary, because hate crimes not only target an individual, but it targets an entire community. Hate-driven crimes are despicable and we will work together

Former Congressman Steve Israel leads the conference. to make sure that we prevent them from happening, and that we prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law when they do happen.” Nassau County Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder agreed with Singas and described the tireless work officers under his command take on as far as enforcement and community engagement goes, emphasizing that he’s driven to keep everyone safe under his watch, regardless of race, color or religion. “Hate crimes have no place in our society,” he said. “Whenever a race-related incident occurs, we work hand-in-hand with the district attorney. We’ve come a long way in how we handle bias incidents, but we always handle it and for the police department it’s a top priority.”


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Located in New York City, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a private, four-year college committed to providing its students with the excellent education and skills needed to achieve professional success in engineering, technology, management and aviation. Founded in 1932, the College, adjacent to LaGuardia Airport, is a small, high-quality institution where students can experience personal attention as they progress through academic course work. The College offers master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation and fosters a culture of excellence in rigorous degree, professional, technical, and certification programs. Significant investments made recently in the learning environment, degree programs and academic resources have enhanced the value of a Vaughn degree. For the eighth year in a row, Vaughn’s curriculum, faculty and overall academic reputation earned it a place in U.S. News and World Report’s survey of

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More than 98 percent of Vaughn graduates are employed or continue their education within one year of graduation. Recent graduates have pursued advanced degrees at such institutions as Columbia, Stony Brook and Texas A&M, or landed positions at well-known organizations, such as Lockheed Martin, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, United Technologies, Consolidated Edison, Embraer, and JetBlue Airways. Vaughn’s master’s degree in airport management is uniquely targeted to an industry that contributes significantly to the regional economy.

While many families are concerned about the affordability of a college education, Vaughn remains committed to providing its students with a private college experience at a highly competitive tuition rate. Ninety percent of students receive some type of financial aid, and counselors work directly with parents and students to craft a competitive aid package. Vaughn was recently named #1 for upward mobility in a study reported in The New York Times and made Money®Magazine’s list of “Top Colleges for Your Money.”

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New legislation signed by Governor Cuomo in 2016 requires that public schools in New York State begin providing instruction in mental health on or after July 1, 2018. The legislation was co-sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Nassau) and Assemblywoman Kathy Nolan (D-Queens). The new legislation adds mental health education to areas of learning that were already required by law, including education on the use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other substances and early detection of cancer. According to Glen Liebman, CEO of the Mental Health Association in New York State, “By ensuring that young people are educated about mental health, we increase the likelihood that they will be able to recognize signs in themselves and others that indicate when help is needed and how to get help.” Why is this legislation so important? One in five adolescents ages 13-18 is diagnosed with a mental health problem, yet only 40 percent get help. The average time from onset to seeking help is eight to 10 years. According to Centers for


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A Regal Beauty The Church of Saint Mary is Manhasset’s divine landmark BY JENNIFER FAUCI JFAUCI@ANTONMEDIAGROUP.COM

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or centuries, houses of worship have been designated as sanctuaries for those who feel lost, are in need of comfort or simply for those who come to pray. The Church of Saint Mary has provided many virtues for its parishioners for more than 150 years, and its commanding presence in the community has become so much more than a staple, but a second home. Like any significant moment in history, there are several important dates of conception for the Church of Saint Mary due to the transition of the church. Although the church is technically 164 years old as the 1853 logo states, it was first St. Michael’s in Flushing prior to being St. Mary’s officially in Manhasset. Originally a mission church, the structure was moved from Flushing to Plandome Road where it was dedicated on October 4, 1857, and served the people of St. Mary’s until Aug. 15, 1917, when the present church opened at 1300 Northern Boulevard. Eileen Symmons serves as the director of communications for the Church of Saint Mary and the Schools of Saint Mary and believes that the church and campus are truly the focal points of the Manhasset community. “We are a community of faith with a history of strong leadership,” said Symmons, adding that the parish serves beyond the walls of the church.

“What we hear inside the church we act out in society. People donate their time, their talents and treasures to the church at St. Mary’s.” On the campus side there is a combined 159 years of excellence in Catholic education. The elementary school was established in 1926 and the high school was established in 1949. To date, Symmons says that there are more than 15,000 alumnae of St. Mary’s. “We reference the schools together as the schools of St. Mary, but they are two separate divisions that flourish in an environment of academic excellence, inspired faith and creative learning,” she said. “Students are prepared to achieve their greatest academic potential as they grow in mind and spirit. We integrate Catholic values into our daily curriculum and promote an atmosphere of respect, tolerance and generosity.” With almost 3,200 families in the parish, making for a total of 11,300 plus parishioners, it is safe to say that a big chunk of the town is a part of St. Mary’s. With three full-time priests on staff and a weekend assistant, it is a large undertaking to manage day to day operations. But Rev. Fr. Robert A. Romeo, will always offer words of encouragement for those interested in becoming involved at the church. “We are a community of believers who through the Word and Sacrament,

live and proclaim the death and resurrection of Jesus,” he said. “We try to minister all of our families by becoming a place of welcome and joy.” Although modern times may have shaken the religious beliefs and practices of some, Symmons is a strong believer in the fact that faith-based education is still sought after. She also noted churches are no longer simply houses of worship, but a home base and platform for many events, fundraisers, teams and clubs. More than 1,000 children from the community are enrolled in the religious education program and about 1,200 are involved in CYO programs for basketball and volleyball. As for the sheer majestic beauty of the church, it is apparent the moment one walks through the bright red doors. The mission-style architecture of the church is an icon in the community and is proudly perched at the tip of Plandome Road. The interior greets guests with a center altar and suspended above it, a large wooden cross. But perhaps more striking in visual beauty, are the stained glass windows that adorn the perimeter of the church. “The stained glass windows depict several events of religious history. The colors are just magnificent, especially when the sun is shining through the windows during the day…it’s

breathtaking,” said Symmons of the feeling many get upon their first visit to the church. “I feel like I’m at home when I walk in the doors and I think that’s a feeling many people get.” “Our stained glass windows are certainly one of the jewels of our parish. The function of stained glass is to be a visual ‘Theology book,’” said Romeo. “Created at a time when the majority of people could not read or write, coming into a church, they could learn stories from the Bible through the visual adaptation of the windows. The window featured on the cover is the story of the First Pentecost as told from the Book of Revelation. It celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles of Jesus after his Ascension. It is a beautiful window that reminds us all that we have been entrusted with the message of Jesus Christ.” St. Mary’s can always rely on its parishioners to gather in strength and spirit. Whether it is providing services to seniors, caring for the sick or forming committees for events, the community pulls together to make things happen for the love of the church, and their faith. “People find St. Mary’s a place they can call home in times of trouble, but more importantly, as a place of comfort they know they can always receive with warmth and welcome,” said Symmons.


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The Church of Saint Mary is an icon in the Manhasset community, having provided excellence in spiritual observance and religious education through events, fundraisers and volunteerism. (Photos courtesy of The Church of Saint Mary)

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Gillibrand Calls For Manufacturing Education BY ANTON STAFF

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programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry in the Senate-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This program is modeled after the bipartisan Manufacturing Universities legislation championed by Gillibrand, Coons and Graham to support training at U.S. universities to help equip students with skills to compete in the 21st century manufacturing workforce. “I am very pleased that continued investment is being made in this critical job training program, and I was

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Given that Long Island has excellent public school districts funded by taxpayers, the choice to instead pay thousands of dollars for a parochial high school education is one parents don’t make lightly. Both parents and students have a lot to consider, including whether they want to integrate faith into their education, adhere to a required dress code and learn in a single-sex classroom. “It’s an investment, but there are a lot of benefits to going to a Catholic school if it’s right for the child,” said Christina Buehler, director of public relations at St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington. One consideration, Buehler said, is whether the parent and child want religion to be part of their high school experience. That is true for Julie Pellerito of Plandome, who has three children in Catholic school—one of whom is enrolled at St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset. She said that Catholic school prepares children academically and spiritually, and her family’s strong faith helped them make the choice. “The spiritual aspect in the learning environment is very important to my family and that is why we chose Catholic school,” she said. The strict discipline standards of Catholic schools were also important to Pellerito. “It teaches them responsibility and accountability,” she said. “They have to adhere to the rules of the

There is plenty of room for stage drama in Catholic schools. school, which prepares them for everyday life.” Pellerito’s favorite aspect of her child’s school as a parent is the sense of community and safety it provides. “Everyone looks out for one another and knows each other. The teachers want your child to work to their full potential,” she said. Another factor to consider is the Catholic school dress code, as they require students to wear uniforms. “Students coming from a public school are used to picking their own clothes. But most new students quickly find out how much easier it is to wear a uniform because everyone is the same and they aren’t competing with one another,” said Margaret Myhan, director of marketing and a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset. One of the other choices parents and students

Students from Kellenberg Memorial High School struggle with is whether to select a coed or single-gender school. Each has its own advantages. Buehler said that a coed school like St. Anthony’s High School mimics the public school environment. “An all-girls’ and all-boys’ high school has its own benefits,” she said. “In a coed school, students are interacting with their peers that are eventually going to be their coworkers and it’s a familiar classroom setting for them.” Myhan explained that an all-girls’ high school like Our Lady of Mercy is meant to empower young women. “Girls can excel in clubs, sports and extracurricular activities,” she said. “In the classroom, they can pursue areas like technology, sciences and math in which they may hesitate to

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take a leadership role in if they had boys sitting beside them.” According to Myhan the curriculum is tailored specifically for young women and their faith. “They structure the curriculum so students have the greatest advantage to express their opinions openly and to grow their own intrinsic values and interests,” she said. Similarly, all-boys Chaminade High School in Mineola believes that family spirit and an atmosphere of positive Catholic commitment allows students to reach their full potential. Chaminade president Brother Thomas Cleary explained, “‘The Chaminade man does the right thing at the right time because it’s the right thing to do’—we repeat that phrase often to remind our students that their education goes beyond the academics.” There’s something for everyone at Chaminade, Cleary said, including more than 50 co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, interscholastic athletic teams and faith-based clubs and service organizations. In addition, all students will begin using Chaminade’s new Science, Technology and Research Center, slated to open this winter. “Careers in science, technology and research are growing exponentially, and those disciplines touch so many other fields in today’s workforce,” Cleary said. More than 22,000 alumni have graduated from Chaminade. Half the current enrollment comes from parochial schools, while the other half matriculate from public schools. “Our students, families, and teachers work together to make that transition successful— and balance the rigorous requirements of the

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Chaminade High School is a pillar of faith-based learning. academic program with an experience to fondly recall years after graduating.” While integrating their faith in an educational environment, Catholic school students are taught academic skills that can prepare them for exams and college. Myhan explained the classroom structure and studying emphasis is more rigorous when transferring from a public to a Catholic school.

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“They learn in freshman class that they have to apply themselves in order to be successful and they learn study skills,” said Myhan. “Alumnae have come back and said what they learned here at the Academy made it easy for them to transition into college.” Regardless of what choice parents and students make, Buehler said the emphasis needs to be on an environment in which they can thrive. “It’s important that the student is in the right environment so they can succeed,” she explained. “It’s also important for the child and parent to determine what kind of school is best for them.” If a student is comfortable in their school, they will get involved. “A majority of our students don’t go home after school because they want to stay and take part in extracurricular activities,” Buehler said. “They want to socialize and continue learning after the final bell rings and be a part of our community.” —With additional reporting from Matthew Markham of Chaminade High School.

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THE SCHOOLS OF SAINT MARY At The Schools of Saint Mary, Manhasset, students in Nursery through Grade 12 flourish in an innovative and nurturing educational environment rooted in Catholic values. The mission of the school is to empower students to find inspiration and joy as they discover themselves and learn what they are capable of accomplishing. Small class sizes foster a more personal connection between students and faculty. Faculty and administrators at St. Mary’s strive to educate the whole child – intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically.

The use of cutting-edge technology, including campus-wide wireless capabilities, an online system that allows students and parents to access homework and grades, and school-issued iPads for every student in sixth through twelfth grade, helps teachers provide students with a strong academic foundation. At the early childhood and primary grade levels, students actively explore concepts and develop skills through an interdisciplinary approach utilizing the latest technology, hands-on learning materials, and skill-related experiences. Students in grades 6-12 incorporate technology as an interactive tool that enables them to be independent learners while investigating research based learning. The St. Mary’s education is about more than just academics – spiritual values, a sense of service and the growth of faith are fostered by connecting Gospel values to all parts of the curriculum, including core academic

classes, allowing students at all grade levels to deepen their own moral standards and ethics. Students learn about the tenets and meaning of their faith and how to live it joyfully, especially in serving others within the school and greater community. The school day doesn’t end when the last bell rings – St. Mary’s becomes a vibrant after-school community as students at all grade levels participate in a wide range of extracurricular clubs and activities, exploring their talents and skills outside of academia.

Middle school and high school students gain an appreciation for the arts and develop their creativity through participation in the Fine and Performing Arts Program, taking classes in art, chorus, band, orchestra, dance or stage performance; performing arts students learn from and work alongside professionals in those fields, thanks to St. Mary’s collaboration with The Josephine Foundation. The Schools of St. Mary is also proud of its competitive athletics programs at the middle school and high school levels, which are highly regarded for both excellent coaching and superb sportsmanship.

St. Mary’s welcomes a diverse student body, consisting of students of many different faiths and cultural backgrounds, who come from Nassau and Suffolk Counties and several New York City boroughs including Queens and Brooklyn.

The Schools of Saint Mary will host an Open House for Admissions for grades N-12 on Sunday, October 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prospective families will have the opportunity to view the facilities and meet with current St. Mary’s teachers, administrators, students and parents. All are invited to join the St. Mary’s community for a complimentary barbecue at Denihan Field. For more information on the programs and curriculum at St. Mary’s, the Open House, or to schedule a personal tour, please call 516.627.0385 or visit www.stmary.ws. ST. MARY’S IS LOCATED AT 1300 NORTHERN BOULEVARD, MANHASSET.

Faculty and administrators at St. Mary’s strive to educate the whole child - intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically.

From the early childhood students to high school seniors, The Schools of St. Mary is preparing inspired thinkers and creative leaders, guiding all students

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