Our aim is to inform and inspire one of the best student groups on campus - Marist College Tour Guides
Busy Visitor Week for Admissions Office The week of Presidents’ Day is always a busy one for the Undergraduate Admission Oﬃce. Most U.S. high schools are closed this week. With your help, by the end of this week, we will have accommodated over 300 registered students AND their fam‐ ilies! We have been receiving positive feedback about families’ vis‐ it experiences and we thank you for all of your hard work in mak‐ ing their campus visit memorable. This week is also Diversity Expansion Week. Each year, Marist invites accepted students to spend the day with students (you) on campus, attend a class and get the real Red Fox treat‐ ment. Thank you to all of our student hosts for bringing this week to life. This year we have set up over 35 accepted students from Maine, Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Puerto Ri‐ co.
Spring Training for Returning Tour Guides On Saturday, February 1st, many of you had the oppor‐ tunity to participate in our first “Spring Refresher” for returning Tour Guides. We are excited to have many of you back from your semesters abroad and it served as a great opportunity to network with fellow tour guides, old and new. Led by Michelle Stathers and the Tour Guide Executive Board, students listened to an entertaining Study Abroad panel, and led returning tour guides on a refresher tour to help incorporate the new Student Center and Music Building in their future tours. We were also able to take a closer look at what the Spring semester holds for all tour guides.
Tour Guide Snow Day Pics Submitted by: Cassandra Saad & Marissa Walton
Student Experience: Marist in Manhattan Hi! My name is Nicole Knoebel, I’m a jun‐ ior English major with a minor in Journalism. I spent the fall semester with Marist in Manhat‐ tan. I lived on the Upper East Side with 26 other Marist students. I took classes online and spent three days a week interning at Seventeen Maga‐ zine.
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“It was an incredible internship and I’m proud to have Seventeen on my resume.”
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Interning was the best part of my experi‐ ence. I had the opportunity to sit in on celebrity interviews and performances, work on photo‐ shoots, serve as the editor‐in‐chief Ann Shoket’s assistant for a day, and they hooked me up with tons of free makeup, shoes, and clothes! It was an incredible internship and I’m proud to have
NICOLE KNOEBEL ‘15
Marist Campus Club Update By: Caroline Crocco Spring semester is already in full swing with tons of clubs and on‐campus jobs starting up again after a very relaxing winter break. The be‐ ginning of a new semester is the perfect time to become more involved on campus, so naturally many clubs are reaching out to new members. The new student center was the venue for the spring activities fair during activity hour on Janu‐ ary 29th. Many students wandered around all 3 floors to sign up for new clubs and check out the new student center for the first time. One of the highlights for me was watching the fencing team display their talents for all of the students to see! Campus Ministry, one of the largest of our 80 clubs and organizations on campus, is currently starting up their weekly community service pro‐ gram where Marist students give back to the Poughkeepsie area. Furthermore, a team of glob‐ al citizens within the club are preparing for the alternative spring break trip to Mexico to serve the community and participate in a truly cultural experience. Another fabulous club on campus is
Toastmasters International, which typically meets on Wednesdays. At Toastmasters, each member has the opportunity to practice public speaking, which is a very important skill for anybody prepar‐ ing to enter the workforce. Finally, each residence area has its own RHC (Residence Hall Council) which focuses on building community and making Marist feel more like home. The North End RHC currently meets every other Sunday, and sponsor‐ ing a Valentine’s Day fundraiser where students made valentines in exchange for a $1 donation to the Children’s Heart Foundation. As for on‐campus jobs, many students are taking the opportunity to make some money after the strenuous holiday season! I have had a job at the Marist Poll for two years now, and it has been a great way for me to earn my keep at school. The commitment involves working for one night a week, and coming in for daytime hours if your schedule allows. Working on campus is flexible in terms of hours, so it can be an easy way to make some money at school, but it will also keep you involved in the Marist community!
Marist at Fashion Week: Spotlight on Betsey Johnson By: Stephanie Melnick & Marissa Walton On Wednesday, February 11th, we had the privilege of attending a reprise of famed designer, Betsey Johnson’s fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City, exclu‐ sively for the Marist College community. Attendees included fac‐ ulty, alumni, partners and prospective students. Appropriately named “Marist XOX Betsey”, this event was truly spectacular and fun, just like Betsey Johnson’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Accord‐ ing to Betsey, it was a “trip to do the show twice”. This truly is a day we will never forget as we head into our future fashion ca‐ reers.
Betsey Johnson Reprise Fashion Show 2014
After snapping some photos of our own, we walked into the tents at Lincoln Center. We were instantly showered with some awesome freebies, like Papyrus greeting cards, TRESemme hairspray, and SmartWater! While waiting on line, there was a huge Instagram feed on the wall that reposted user snapshots of the day. As Marissa is looking to begin a career in Social Media Management for a fashion company, this was particularly fasci‐ nating for her! Finally, it was show time! Betsey Johnson is known for her outrageous shows, which include a cartwheel at the end (Mind you, she is 71 years young. You go girl!) The show was truly a party full of sequins, colors, and overall fun. Things heated up as two men dressed as firemen had to come out at the end to simmer things down! Shortly thereafter, Betsey paraded down the run‐ way, ending with her infamous cartwheel and split.
Fashion Director Radley Cramer, Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson and President Murray getting down for the highly anticipated fashion “split”.
The show was still not over, as it was time for Betsey to be awarded with the Silver Needle Icon Award, only the second one handed out in Marist history. Fashion Department Director, Radley Cramer and Marist College President Dr. Dennis J. Murray thanked her for her hard work and inspiration that so many Marist fashion students look up to.
Right: Betsey Johnson Left: President Murray and Leslie Sullivan Tour guide Leslie Sullivan snagged this “selfie” with Presi‐ dent Murray in front of our Mar‐ ist branded step‐and‐repeat backdrop! After a hard day’s work, you don’t get too many opportunities for this kind of photo‐op!
Tour Guide Professional Development Stay tuned for the next Tour Guide Professional Development scheduled for Friday, February 28th in the Admission Theater at 5:00 p.m. We will be provid‐ ing you with a thorough walk ‐through of our new online You Visit virtual tour and we will be hearing from our students who participated in Marist in Manhattan. If you have any suggestions for professional de‐ velopment agenda items or if you have any announce‐ ments you would like to make on behalf of clubs or or‐ ganizations you belong to, please contact Stephanie at Stephanie.Espina@marist.edu. The March date will be announced at the February meeting.
Marist Students Taking the Plunge for
By: Adriannah Glynn Saturday, February 22, 2014 marks the 16th annu‐ al Fishkill Polar Plunge all proceeds go to the Special Olympics. This event has sparked the interests of several clubs and organizations on campus. Kappa Kappa Gam‐ ma has formed a team, as one of their major philanthropy eﬀorts for the semester. In addition to Kappa’s contribu‐ tion, the girls are also holding a “Kappa Kappucino” fund‐ raising event Wednesday February 19th from 11:00 a.m.‐ 1:00 p.m. in the Breezeway to support the cause. The so‐ rority has also extended the invite for participation and support from all other Greek organizations on campus. In addition to Greek organizations, Marist Dance Ensemble, the Men’s Rugby and Crew teams have also formed a po‐ lar plunge team. Clearly, this is an event that has caught the attention of all areas of the Marist community. Go Red Foxes!
If you are interested in contributing photos or stories to the Tour Guide Report, please contact Stephanie Espina Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org or Willis Rayton Willis.Rayton1@marist.edu