The Food Stamp Challenge, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Martha Graham Dance Company’s University Partner Showcase, Nassau Works, Dr. Jonathan Jackson
|Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, February 25, 2013 with Adelphi’s Executive Director of the Center for Career Development Thomas J. Ward, Jr. ’93.|
From February 18 to February 22, more than 30 Adelphi students learned what it’s like to spend just over $4.00 per day on food on The Food Stamp Challenge, supported by The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). A student panel shared their experiences with the Adelphi community on February 25 and posted about the challenge on Facebook.
On Saturday, February 23, Adelphi hosted an event on campus for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a nationwide celebration honoring the participation of girls and women in sports. Girls ranging in age from 6 to 12 rotated through stations led by student athletes from the women’s sports teams.
Also on Saturday, students from Adelphi’s Dance Department performed at The Joyce Theater as part of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s University Partner Showcase. Assistant Professor Catherine Denisot-Lawrence is adamant about the Graham technique and was excited for the opportunity for her students to showcase their abilities. Adelphi was the only college from Long Island that performed in the event.
At a Press Conference on Tuesday, February 26, Executive Director of the Center for Career Development, Thomas J. Ward, Jr. ‘93 delivered remarks on a new job finding platform, “Nassau Works.” Powered by TweetMyJobs, the tool uses social media, such as Facebook and Twitter to match job seekers and employers. According to Mr. Ward, “Access to regional job information will help us ensure that the best and brightest remain here in the region. Adelphi graduates leave our University job-ready and this enhanced job search tool is a win-win for job seekers and employers.”
On February 28, CBS 880 AM radio interviewed Adelphi’s Director of Psychological Services Dr. Jonathan Jackson about a survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation (CHI) on mental health and gun violence prevention. The CHI poll found that a majority of mental health professionals surveyed believe gun reforms are more likely to help prevent gun violence than reforming the mental health care system. As Dr. Jackson said, “We’re moving in the direction in this country where law enforcement and mental health are going to work together.”
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