29 Sep

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Becoming SURE of Myself

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Emily DiBiase (center) views a book at Thornwillow Press in Newburgh, NY with Dr. Stephanie Pietros (left) and Stephanie Weaver (right) during the SURE program in 2013.

Of all the work experience that I have gained at the Mount, one of the most unique and personal adventures has been my work with the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program here at MSMC.

It all started when my RA at the time, Stephanie Weaver, introduced me to the program and encouraged me to apply. After looking at the list of available projects for the summer of 2013, I kept coming back to the project proposed by Dr. Stephanie Pietros involving lyrical ballads and poetry by Anne Bradstreet.  Continue Reading

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22 Sep

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Club Profile – Academic Council

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Elizabeth Duong (third from right) and the rest of the Academic Council at the MSMC Tunnel of Oppression 2013.

Elizabeth Duong, president of Academic Council, recently talked to Knight Life about her involvement in this organization.

What is Academic Council?

The Academic Council represents the academic side of student life. Academic Council works to create a balance between working hard and having fun, and always welcomes new members and ideas! Academic Council bridges the gap between education and fun by holding events on campus to help students realize that both are possible.

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15 Sep

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Summer Work Experience

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Junior nursing student Bradley Moody tests a colleague’s blood
glucose level during his time with the Nursing Apprentice Program
at White Plains Hospital this past summer.

My experience at White Plains Hospital (WPH) was nothing short of incredible.

This summer, I worked two, three-week rotations – my first in the Emergency Room and the second on the 5F, or oncology, floor. I was hired there (yes, hired with pay) into their Nurse Apprentice Program for the summer to assist the nurses and nurse technicians in their daily duties, while observing their work.

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02 Jul

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Fanjeaux Pilgrimage

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All of the “pilgrims.” There were forty-three faculty, staff, and students representing eleven Dominican institutions.

On Memorial Day, I, along with A.J. LaPoint, assistant director of campus ministry, and two students, Stephanie Rivera and Ilci Valarde, flew to Fanjeaux, France to study medieval France, Saint Dominic de Guzman, and the Dominican order. Upon arrival we met the other members of our pilgrimage group, thirty-nine faculty, staff, and students from ten other Dominican institutions. Over the next two and a half weeks we discussed the Dominican charism and how it forms the shared foundation of the missions of Dominican colleges and universities.

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02 Apr

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Getting down to business

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Above: Amanda Cavaciuti (bottom row, second from left) poses with other members of SBA and Jack Belsito, CEO of Voss Water.

The Student Business Association, also known as SBA, is a fairly new club at the Mount. Formed in the fall of 2013, this club is designed to teach and educate students about the work force. The club is not limited to business students, and is open to all students here at the College.

I recently joined this past November. As a public relations major, I thought it would be a great opportunity.

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