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STUDENT DEVELOPMENTS Volume 8

Winter 2012

Issue 2

A Message from the Deans

Inside this Issue...

Dear Wagner Community,

Spring Happenings

2

Study Abroad

2

Resident Assistant Selection

3

Peer Leader Selection

3

Career Development Events

4

Student Success Seminars

4

Housing Selection

5

First Year Residential Experience (FYRE)

6

MLK Agents of Change Awards

6

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that 2012 is already upon us. We hope that you are enjoying your break and getting ready for your return to a new semester at Wagner. The New Year often brings time for reflection and a time to consider new resolutions. During this time of reflection and fresh starts, the Campus Life team wants all members of our community to think about safety on campus. When residential students at Wagner were surveyed in 2011, more than 97% of students indicated that they feel safe on campus. Although this is clearly a testament to the strong sense of family and community at Wagner, sometimes feeling so comfortable and safe means that students become relaxed about taking measures to ensure safety. Please always remember to lock your doors to residence hall rooms when you are not at home, and stay in groups when you are out for the night or in the city. Additionally, be sure to take a charged cell phone with you and let others know where you are going. Finally, please report any concerns to either the Office of Public Safety (718.390.3148), the Office of Residential Education (718.390.3420), or the Dean of Campus Life Office (718.390.3423). Public Safety also has an anonymous reporting feature on their website: http://www.wagner.edu/public_safety/. In terms of your personal resolutions, it is the start of a new semester so now is the time to make some changes to your Wagner College experience. How can you improve your study habits? How prepared are you for internships, or employment and graduate programs after college? Have you considered studying abroad? What are some ways that you can get involved on campus to develop your leadership and time management skills? The offices within the Division of Campus Life offer a multitude of opportunities for you to develop your personal and professional skills. Read on for more information about these opportunities in this newsletter. Make a New Year’s resolution to challenge yourself and participate in things that are new to you. This newsletter is full of events and programs in which you can participate to enhance your experience at Wagner. We look forward to seeing you around campus this semester! Sincerely, Ruta Shah-Gordon Assistant Vice President of Campus Life

Curtis Wright Associate Dean of Campus Life

Sara Klein Associate Dean of Campus Life


Spring Happenings January 1.12-1.16 1.23 1.24

New Student Orientation Broadway Show: Chicago at 8 PM (WagCAB) Rangers Game (WagCAB)

February 2.6-2.11 2.14 2.14 2.22 2.28

Greek Rush and Recruitment Town Hall Meeting Commuter Luncheon from 11 AM to 2 PM National Sports & Fitness Day Anti-Hazing Speaker in Spiro 2 at 8 PM

March 3.6 3.20 3.21 3.31

Take Back the Night Town Hall Meeting Commuter Luncheon Songfest

April 4.3 4.20 4.21 4.21

Broadway Show: Mamma Mia at 8 PM (WagCAB) Fashion Show Wagnerstock Big Name

May 5.1

Relaxation Fair

Study Abroad Interested in Study Abroad? Stop by the Center for Intercultural Advancement, Union 204, for information, call or email intercultural.advancement@wagner.edu with any questions or to make an appointment. Daily office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and the phone number is 718-420-4523. Information on Wagner exchange programs for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 plus non-Wagner study abroad programs including Summer 2012 are on the display table outside our office. The deadline for Study Abroad is March 6th and applications can be picked up at the office or on our website: http://www.wagner.edu/departments/centerforinterculturaladvancement/


Resident Assistant and Peer Leader Selection Resident Assistant Selection The Office of Residential Education is planning for the annual Resident Assistant Selection Process. This process will occur in the spring of 2012 in order to hire students for employment beginning in the fall of 2012. We are looking for students who have demonstrated a commitment to their residential community as well as to Wagner College. We are also looking for a wide variety of students for the position. Having RAs from a wide array of majors, class levels, personalities, and skill sets in the position can contribute to an overall positive and successful experience. The resident assistant position offers a unique opportunity to serve as a leader at Wagner College. If you feel you have something to contribute to the residence hall environment, we urge you to apply. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA (cumulative) and must have sophomore, junior, or senior status when returning to campus for the fall 2012 semester. A timeline of the process is below, which includes the important dates of when applications are due, as well as the RA Interview Day, in which all applicants are required to participate for consideration. 1.19.12 1.23.12 1.23.12 1.24.12 2.3.12 2.26.12 3.7.12

RA Selection Information Session at 8 PM in the Manzulli Rooom, Foundation Hall FYRE In the Lobby Information Table from 4-7 PM in the Harborview Hall Lobby RA Selection Information Session at 8 PM in Gatehouse Lounge, Harborview Hall RA Selection Information Session at 9 PM in Beisler Lounge, Guild Hall RA Applications Due by 3 PM RA Interview Day (all candidates must attend!) RA Candidates May Pick Up Decision Letters at Central Office (Towers B3)

Peer Leader Selection Peer Leaders are upperclass students who play an important role in welcoming new students to Wagner College through their active participation in the Orientation and Link Programs. They are a select group of student leaders who are trained to serve as social and academic guides for new students. Peer leaders aid in the transition to college life by serving as mentors and resources for new students. Each peer leader works closely with the faculty advisor, assists students in moving into the residence halls and is involved in helping students discover the many activities and organizations that students can connect with on campus. 1.17.12 1.19.12 1.25.12 1.26.12 1.31.12 2.2.12 2.13.12 2.16.12 2.26.12

Applications Available Information Table in the Union from 11 AM to 1:30 PM Information Session in the Commuter Lounge at 8 PM Resume Reviews by Career Development in the Harborview Lobby from 4-7 PM Information Table in the Harborview Lobby from 2-6 PM Information Session in Union 201 at 5 PM Information Session in Union 201 at 5 PM Applications Due at 3 PM Interview Day


Focus on Your Future!

Career Development events will help to prepare you for life after Wagner.

Documents to Land the Interview: Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters Tuesday, January 24 1-2 PM and 6-7PM and Thursday, March 1 7-8 PM Leveraging Online Media for Your Job Search Wednesday, February 1 6-7 PM Kaplan Test Taking Workshop Wednesday, February 1 7-8 PM Mock Interviews Monday, February 13; Thursday, March 22; Wednesday, April 25 7-9 PM

Negotiating Your First Job Wednesday, March 7 7-8 PM

InterviewStream Workshop Wednesday, February 29 6-7 PM Ask the Interviewer Wednesday, February 29 and Tuesday, April 3 7-8 PM Living and Working Abroad Tuesday, March 6 7-8 PM

Networking Workshop and Reception Wednesday, March 21 6-9 PM Weddings, Work and Wakes Wednesday, April 11 6-8 PM

Identifying and Applying to Graduate School Wednesday, March 7 6-7 PM

Student Success Seminars

Seminars take place at in Hormann Library, Group Study Rooms 3 & 4 and are open to all students.

1.30.12 2.6.12 2.13.12 2.27.12

Time Management at 4:15 PM Plagiarism Prevention at 4:15 PM Career Development at 4:15 PM Etiquette & Interactions at 4:15 PM


Housing Selection 2012-2013 Please visit the Residential Education website regularly for information and updates on Housing Selection: http://www.wagner.edu/campus_life/residential_education

HOUSING INFORMATION SESSIONS Themed Community Information Table Wednesday, February 1 Harborview Hall Lobby 4-8 PM Themed Community Information Session Monday, February 6 Gatehouse Lounge, Harborview Hall 8 PM

APPLICATION DEADLINES* *Please note that proof of payment to the Wagner College Business Office of a $400 Housing Deposit is due with all Housing Applications

Friday, February 24 at 4:30 PM Themed Community Applications Friday, March 23 at 4:30 PM Same Room Sign-Up and Medical Placement Applications Friday, March 30 at 4:30 PM Traditional Housing and Greek Housing Applications

Housing Selection Information Session Wednesday, February 22 Manzulli Room, Foundation Hall 9 PM Housing Selection Information Table Wednesday, February 29 Harborview Hall Lobby 4-8 PM Housing Selection Information Table Tuesday, March 6 Union Atrium (outside of dining hall) 11 AM to 1 PM

HOUSING SELECTION NIGHTS Monday, April 10 Displaced Students and Foundation Hall, 5-8 PM Themed Community Floor Meetings, 6 PM Tuesday, April 11 Traditional Housing Selection, 5-8 PM


First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Wagner College creates an engaging, supportive, and fun living environment in which students can connect with peers, faculty, and administrators as they transition into the Wagner. The primary goal of the FYRE program is to link academic and co-curricular experiences to foster holistic well-being and personal growth. The FYRE program includes a series of events and initiatives supporting first year residential students during their transition. First year commuter students are encouraged to participate as well!

Spring 2012 Events 1.26 2.2 2.9 2.15 2.22 3.3 3.7 3.8 3.12 3.21 3.22 4.12 5.1 5.2-5.17

Resume Basics from 4-7 PM in the Harborview Lobby Safe Zone Workshop from 4-6 PM Wagner After Hours from 9-11 PM in the Coffee House Study Abroad Panel from 7-9 PM Cooking with Betty and Letty from 6-8 PM in Beisler Lounge Safe Spring Break from 9 PM to midnight in Gatehouse Lounge Last Lecture Presents Dr. Lily McNair from 7-9 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Roommate Meet & Greet from 8-10 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Study Skills Workshop from 8-9 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Last Lecture Presents Dr. Felicia Ruff from 7-9 PM in Gatehouse Lounge Wagner After Hours from 9-11 PM in the Coffee House Wagner After Hours from 9-11 PM in the Coffee House Midnight Breakfast from 10 PM to midnight in the Dining Hall Trash to Treasure Collection Week

MLK Agents of Change Awards Each year as a College, we celebrate Dr. King's life and legacy and would like to invite you to our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Agent of Change awards program on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room. The keynote speaker for the program will be author, film historian and educator, Dr. Ed Guerrero. Ed Guerrero is an Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, and Africana Studies, at New York University. Professor Guerrero’s popular books, Framing Blackness (Temple U. Press), and Do the Right Thing in the ‘Modern Classics’ series (British Film Institute), explore black cinema’s cultural, political and aesthetic history, as well as its critical discourse Honorees will be Chanez Robinson of Newark, NJ, a junior majoring in Economics and Prof. Frank DeSimone, Assistant Professor in the Business Administration Department. Please join me in congratulating Prof. DeSimone and Chanez for their great work, and if you'd like to join us, as we honor them, please RSVP to intercultural.advancement@wagner.edu, before Friday, January 20, as seating is limited.

Dr. Ed Guerrero

Chanez Robinson

Frank DeSimone


Campus Life Winter 2012 Newsletter