November

The Turkey Costume Canned Food Drive Contest

Monday, November 21, 2016

As part of the Thanksgiving celebrations at CW, the Caribbean Student Association and the Student Government Association delivered the collected canned food items to Open Arms, a White Plains shelter for the homeless. During the contest, the professor with the least amount of canned food in their box agreed to wear a turkey costume at the ThankSharing Luncheon celebrated today. That was Prof. Schacht! Food donations included Staff, Faculty, and Students, including Prof.

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Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

So you’d like to quit tobacco.  Research shows that if you pick a day that’s within the next 30 days and stick to it, you’ll be more likely to succeed in quitting.  Why not pick the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke out Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016 as your quit day.   As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to take stock of our well-being.  

Here are some ways to get you prepared:

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Professor Shamva Wright-Shingler

Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 10, 2016

On Veteran’s Day and always, we are grateful for the service of the men and women who sacrifice and put their lives in danger to keep the rest of us safe, in this wonderful country of ours.  At The College of Westchester, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the percentage of veterans among our student population is about equal to that of colleges throughout the United States.  As I have gotten to know some of them, I have learned that instead of saying thank you to them, that they are

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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Make Your Voice Heard - Vote Today!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I ran into two of our students and I asked them if they had voted yet today.  Neither one had, and I encouraged them to exercise their privilege to vote.  We had a great conversation.  I am sure, for those of you who have regular interactions with students, that they have many questions, wonder if it really matters if they participate, and puzzle about how they should decide who to vote for.  They have lots of great ideas as well.  I encourage you to discuss in class today, or if you have the

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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Let’s Talk… The Road Ahead

Friday, November 4, 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) from Westchester, recently celebrated their 2nd Annual educational event entitled, “Let’s Talk… The Road Ahead.” This event was an opportunity for parents, students and educators to receive information on how to prepare for life after high school as well as information regarding mental illness. One of our very own CW students, Latiefah Stewart, who is the NAMI on Campus Club President spoke on the panel.

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What’s The Difference Between a CV and a Resume?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

When you’re looking for a job or applying to a program where your work and school experience is important, you’re often asked to provide a resume or CV. Same thing, right? Nope! Though they’re similar, a CV (short for “curricula vitae, which means “courses of life” in Latin) provides a much more expansive view of your career, as opposed to the job-specific resume, which is generally limited to one page in length. If this is news to you, you’re not alone!

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