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.
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.
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.
Above: Erin-Therese Vecchi acting in The Clean House
At lunch the other day, I asked my friend if she had any regrets about college, and she said, “No.”
I, on the other hand, rattled off a list of regrets. I wish I had also minored in history, joined Knight Radio, took a painting or drawing class, and joined the choir. However, between two majors, a concentration, a minor, acting in plays, editing the student newspaper, and a job, I just couldn’t fit everything in.
My regrets should be taken with a grain of salt, considering I graduate in ten days and all I can think about is wanting another four years in college, this college. Luckily, as part of the Division of Arts & Letters, I had a lot of freedom to accomplish most of my goals and dreams for college.
Honors Council: (Top row, left to right) Emily Knapp, Service Representative; Sandra Wamsley, Webmaster; Alyssa Watkins, Chair; Emily DiBiase, Public Relations Representative. (Bottom row) Elizabeth Ma, Secretary; Nicole Harvilla, Historian; Colin O’Keefe, First Assistant; Allison Cowan, Treasurer. Not pictured: Stephanie Weaver, Faculty Representative.
“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” – William A. Bard
Hi! My name is Emily and I’m the Public Relations Officer for the Student Honors Council. In case you haven’t heard much about the Honors Program here at MSMC, I just want to take a few moments to talk about this amazing facet of Mount Saint Mary College.