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21 Aug

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The Mount Reflects: What Every Freshman Should Know

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Alright Class of 2021, one week left until the start of classes! A week from today, you will be heading off to your first classes and embarking on the journey of a lifetime. We asked some of our current Mount students what they wish they had known when they were freshmen, and here’s what they told us:

Danielle Petricca, Sophomore – “Get to know your professors!! So many of the professors here are willing to do so much for their students, and creating a good relationship with your professors will only help you. I have many good relationships with my professors and it’s made my time here so much better than it would’ve been if I didn’t do so.”

Alex Perlak, Sophomore – “Every Mount freshman should know that there are many components to college life itself. There is the social aspect, academic, and leisure. You should try to balance these to make the best out of your freshman year. But remember, college is about learning, so don’t slack on your academics…every freshman should know that there are many resources you have offered to you. There are academic coaches to help you with anything you need, tutoring, the Writing Center, and so much more. Don’t be afraid to seek help when you start to need it.”

Nicole Laghezza, Junior – “Step out of your comfort zone and try new things, make the most of your college experience, and don’t be afraid (everyone feels the same; you’re not alone!).”

Christina Mistretta, Junior – “Don’t be afraid to get lost; try something new; if there is something you want to do, ask about it – if we don’t have it yet, you can start it.”

Amanda Greenwood, Junior – “Every freshman should come to college, not only with school and dorm supplies, but an open mind. Some of the best friends I’ve made here I would’ve been too nervous to even talk to in high school! Do things you’ve never done before, start conversations, and take electives that strike your interest!”

Ashley Lane, Senior – “Every Mount Freshman needs to know that they should absolutely get involved on campus! Especially in the first few weeks where it takes some adjustment being away from home, getting involved on campus with clubs really helps to build friendships and ease the transition from high school to college.”

Megan Torpey, Senior – “Don’t over pack. I promise you don’t need a whole bin full of snacks! Also, get involved the first week; it will be so much easier to make friends this way.”

Men’s Baseball Team – “Get to know your academic coaches and advisors (they are a TON of help). Use the Writing Center and Career Center, and take advantage of work study opportunities. Find time to study and have fun!”

So, are you ready to make your mark on the Mount campus? You only have to wait one more week, Class of 2021. We’ll see you then.

14 Aug

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The Mount Reflects: School of Nursing

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Are you interested in the nursing program here at Mount Saint Mary College? We take great pride in our School of Nursing. The school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, boasts NCLEX-RN passage rates that exceed the state average, and enjoys a long-standing reputation with area hospitals as a leader in healthcare education. But don’t just take it from us – here’s what some of our current students have to say about the School of Nursing at the Mount!

“I wanted to become a nurse because I want to help others who are going through a tough time. I decided to come to the Mount because everyone says it’s a good school, and local hospitals will ask to hire Mount students. It’s very competitive to get into the School of Nursing because it is very good. We’re a big family; everyone is really friendly and wants to see you succeed.” – Cynthia Fraile, Sophomore Continue Reading

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30 Jun

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Senior projects flourish at the Mount

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Christina Antico, an Honors student, presents her Honors Research project.

If you are a Mount graduate, you will remember the spring as a time of preparation and culmination – preparing for finals, graduation, and the future while also culminating all of the skills, memories, and talents you developed during your time at the Mount. As a Mount alum, you will also remember another spring rite of passage that embodies this dynamic of preparation and culmination – your senior project.

Several academic and student affairs departments on campus require graduating students to come up with a project during their senior year that combines all of the skills they’ve gained before they enter the real world. These projects span from in-depth research papers and presentations to organizing and hosting a campus event. This year, the Mount had an array of impressive graduates with unique projects, and we wanted to highlight a few here: Continue Reading

26 Jan

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Investing in the future: Mount students visit N.Y. Stock Exchange

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Mount School of Business students at the New York Stock Exchange.

More than two dozen Mount Saint Mary College students recently got an inside look at New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan.

Sponsored by the college’s School of Business, Student Business Association (SBA) and Career Center, the trip took students on a walking tour of Financial District sites in New York City, culminating with the Stock Exchange.

Peter Greco, a business student with a concentration in finance, was surprised to see fewer people on the floor than he expected. Greco’s tour guide explained that over the last decade, much of the business has moved online.

A highlight of the visit, Greco observed, was the ending bell. “Everyone was cheering,” he said. “It was like you’d see in the movies.”

Thomas Barnes, business student and SBA secretary, was pleased with the wealth of information he learned. “This was a great experience,” he said.

Kathleen O’Keefe, associate director of the Career Center, and Regina Eisenbacher, administrative assistant, organized the outing.

“This trip was truly amazing,” said O’Keefe. “Just watching the students on the Stock Exchange floor listening to the traders and asking questions was so incredibly rewarding.”

More than a dozen Mount School of Business students visited the New York Stock Exchange.

Learn more about the Mount’s business and Career Center programs on the web at www.msmc.edu.

Questions? Email admissions@msmc.edu or call 1-888-YES-MSMC (1-888-937-6762).

25 Jan

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Summer research isn’t just for science majors

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Mount Saint Mary College students in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program worked with Professors Lee Fothergill and Michael Daven to come up with math problems which will be used for education purposes. Here they stand within a sculpture by Richard Serra at the Dia:Beacon museum.

Every summer session, Mount Saint Mary College students have the opportunity to investigate a plethora of stimulating subjects through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).

Brittni Troy conducts an observational study of the forest understory at Mohonk Preserve in Ulster County, N.Y.

The earthen smell of the Mohonk Preserve forest set the backdrop for Brittni Troy’s recent observational study. Using a small iPad-like device, she recorded the species, density, and height of the understory vegetation. She then created a map to be used in land management decisions, such as where and when to set controlled burns.

For English major Amanda Wright, SURE was all about the sweet sound of classic Jazz. Wright and her mentor, English professor Nancy Von Rosk, delved into an iconic period of American history through editing the upcoming book, “New Approaches to the Jazz Age.” Wright assisted with researching and gathering materials such as photographs, primary sources, and scholarly articles, as well as with editing essays.

Science professors James Moran and Suparna Bhalla supervised biology/pre-med major Hannah Mulhall, who researched immune responses of lab mice to the cutting-edge blood substitute, OxyVita. Developed by the OXYVITA Corporation in New Windsor, N.Y., OxyVita could be manufactured as both a liquid and a powder, and is the first working blood substitute in powder form in the world.

Mathematics professors Lee Fothergill and Mike Daven, and students Jennifer Kurtz and Toni Navarro, visited local landmarks such as Dia:Beacon and the Franklin D. Roosevelt House in Hyde Park, N.Y. to create “Hudson Valley Math Trails.” The project mixed mathematics with art, history, and more.

Allister Collins and chemistry professor Lynn Maelia test the efficiency of Collins’ rocket stove.

Learn more about the Mount’s science and research programs on the web at www.msmc.edu.

Questions? Email admissions@msmc.edu or call 1-888-YES-MSMC (1-888-937-6762).