Old Westbury Community Engagement

SUNY Old Westbury Community Engagement

A snapshot of Community Engagement and Applied Learning at The College at Old Westbury

Community Action, Learning and Leadership Program: CALL for Change

The CALL Program challenges students to confront the big questions facing the world today by participating in and reflecting upon civic engagement activities. As part of the required curriculum for all first-year students at Old Westbury, this program integrates academic study and analysis with field experience to give students intellectual insight into social issues while directly engaging them in social action. In collaboration with 40 community partners, the Community Action Learning and Leadership Program develops volunteer opportunities. In addition to their normal coursework, students participate in their volunteer placements for a minimum of 50 hours during the semester, which leads to a total of more than 20,000 service hours each spring students volunteer in the local community.

Campus contact:
Laura Anker, Director, Office of First Year Experience
516 876-3459
ankerl@oldwestbury.edu

LIMAÇON – The Long Island Mathematics Conference for Mathematics Teachers

More than 500 mathematics educators from the primary through college levels gather at SUNY College at Old Westbury each year to participate in what has become on among the largest single-day math education conferences in the nation. In its 28th year in 2014, LIMAÇON provides opportunities for professional interactions and offers a forum for the exchange of concerns, innovative ideas, and achievable goals.

Campus contact:
Mr. Arthur Kalish, Director, Institute of Mathematics Education, Research and Instructional Technology (MERIT)
516 876-3261
kalisha@oldwestbury.edu

S.A.A.C. Service All-Stars

Developing student-athlete leaders involved in their communities, “S.A.A.C. Service All Stars” is the name given to the many community service efforts organized by the College’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee.  Annually, the S.A.A.C. organizes and promotes efforts by student-athletes, athletic teams, and the campus as a whole to benefit not-for-profit organizations across Long Island. In 2013-14, the S.A.A.C. Service All-Stars will collect food and other needed good to benefit Island Harvest, join forces with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to hold its third annual Toys for Tots drive, and swim in the wintry waters off Long Island to raise money in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York.

Campus contact:
Ms. Lenore Walsh, Director of Athletics
516 876-3241
walshie@oldwestbury.edu

SUNY Old Westbury

Campus Center, Box 307
Old Westbury, NY 11568
(516) 876-3200
www.oldwestbury.edu