Livingston Gallery to Host Month Long Event Series for Women’s History Month

Empowering WomenThere will be a series of events hosted by Empire State College at its Livingston Gallery in Brooklyn.  The Raising Our Voices:  Empowering Girls and Women series will include art exhibitions, historical presentations, and workshops focusing on the health and professional development of women.

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For more information,contact Tica Frazer at or (718) 907-5744.

MSiA @ College Wide Forum on Race and Policing

In addition to 4 panelists at last week’s Forum on Race and Policing, there were a number of Minority Students in Action members that attended the event across New York State as well as watched it online via ESCtv.

Congratulations to MSiA members, Layla Abdullah-Poulos, Carolyn Massey, E. Reginal Pope, and Omar Richards for their outstanding panel presentations and expertly articulated responses to questions and comments during the forum.

Flash Drive Care Basics

usbFlash drives are essential technological tools for students who need a portable means to edit and submit their work.  They are affordable and generally reliable, but it is important to take proper care of flash drives in order to avoid the files they contain becoming corrupted or lost.  Below are some basic steps to properly handle flash drives and protect the information they contain. Continue reading

Check out the ESC Metro Art Club

Did you know that there is a club for artists at Empire State College. The Metro Art Club is an opportunity for artists of various artistic works with each other and online. Below is “Migration” by member Chris Bowman:
Visit the club’s webpage at


How to Read for Grad School

Reading for graduate studies is often very extensive. This article offers good tips to tackling that long book list.

Miriam E. Sweeney


In graduate school the work load increases and students will find that they are expected to master two to three times the material that they were used to as an undergraduate.  This can be intimidating to the point of overwhelming a student into paralysis.  Following these tips should help you master your readings instead of allowing the readings to master you!

1.     Read Strategically, Not Linearly. Reading for graduate school is different than reading a book for pleasure.  When we read for pleasure we often start at the beginning of the book, reading carefully in a linear fashion.  If you do this with your academic material, it will take twice as long and it is likely you won’t retain the right kind of information from the reading.  Instead of reading linearly, read strategically.  As an academic reader your job is to mine the text you are reading for information. …

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A Week of Black History Month Events

This week is full of events in New York City and Long Island for Black History Month.  Join MSiA Executive Board and members!

2/16 – Soledad Obrien’s “Black in America” at Stony Brook University

2/17 – Movie and Discussion at Empire State College – Manhattan

2/18 – Forum on Race and Policing at Empire State College – Old Westbury

2/19 – “The Black Muslims”at Empire State College – Hauppauge


unnamedMinority Students in Action Members can get free tickets for the screening of Will Smith’s new movie “Focus”. The screening is on February 19th at the Regal Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, NY. 

Synopsis: Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high-stakes race car circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop… and the consummate con man off his game.

Use the following link to download tickets: