Sunday, November 29, 2015


Unfortunately, I will not be able to make class tomorrow, Monday, November 30th. We will have our quiz on Wendesday anyway as we are running out of time. I'll be back Tuesday if you have any questions!

Friday, November 27, 2015


An educated person should always be aware of the facts. Those students whom are taking on student debt to ge through college (generally a good investment) need to be aware of some of the pitfalls associated with it. Read the following article for one example of how a program designed to assist students in completing their education  can become their greatest nightmare...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

For those of you whom still have writing assignments left,.,......

Dates: November 30, 2015 - December 10, 2015


Starting the week of November 30th and continuing through the week of December 10th, expert librarians will join forces with the staff at the Writing Center to offer super enhanced assistance for research assignments.


Where: Writing Center (Islip Arts 101)

When:              Monday, 11/30: 11:00 AM -12:30 PM


                        Wednesday, 12/2:      11:00 AM -12:15 PM and

  2:00 PM -  3:30 PM


                        Thursday, 12/3:         10:00 AM -11:30 AM and

  1:00 PM -  3:00 PM


                        Monday, 12/7:            11:00 AM -12:30 PM


                        Wednesday, 12/9:      11:00 AM -12:15 AM and

  2:00 AM -  3:30 PM


                        Monday, 12/10:          10:00 AM -11:30 AM and

  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


What:  Specialized guidance in


·          Finding Sources

·          Using Databases

·          Evaluating Sources

·          Citations and Bibliography

·          Thesis Statements

·          Structure and Organization

·          Integrating Sources

·          Editing and Proofreading


How to Use this Service: Bring research assignments, drafts, notes, materials, etc. to help librarians and tutors better understand objectives of assignments


ATTENTION: Students must have a valid SCCC Student I.D. to use this service


For further information, please contact Dawn Wing (x4816), William Burns (x4150), Lisa Melendez (x4171), or Jennifer Farquhar (x4185)


Monday, November 23, 2015


As Thanksgiving quickly approaches a number of you may be preparing for one of the most anticipated days of the year...BLACK FRIDAY!

Ever wonder why so many people are motivated to engage in this event? Find out by reading the following article....

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Psychology of Terrorism

Given the recent events, this article which was based on research from the American psychological Association, seems pertinent as it gives some insight into the issue of terrorism.

Monday, November 16, 2015


The holidays are often a time that generate complicated feelings in people. The following article discusses some of the research about our emotions and Thanksgiving....

Thursday, November 5, 2015

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

As we learn more, it appears Robin Williams was suffering from a form of dementia known as Lewy Body dementia. This is the 3rd leading cause of dementia even though many people know little about it. The following article explains a bit more about this disease.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Recently, Pixar's hit movie, Inside/Out was released on DVD. (

This movie explores the inner working of the adolescent brain/mind. When it came out, there was much talk about its' connection to Neuroscience..see the following article.

An excellent extra credit opportunity is to watch the movie and do an extra credit paper on it, specifically its' relation to brain/mind function. There were plenty of resources developed on this idea and it is an excellent opportunity to add your own thoughts to the discussion!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

From the president of SCCC:

In honor of Veterans Day, I would personally like to thank every Veteran student and employee for their service to our country. To mark this important day of remembrance, the entire college community is cordially invited and encouraged to participate in the various College activities that are being planned across our campuses in November. These include:

MONDAY, November 9th  - Ammerman Campus
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Student Veteran Association (SVA) Student Panel Discussion: “Transitioning from Military life to Student Veteran” – Mildred Green Room  

a.m.Veterans Day CeremonyVeterans Plaza – Please join the Student Veterans Association as they honor all of our Veterans.  There will be a color guard, honor guard, musical performances, as well as remarks from Veterans including the Campus Executive Dean Wes Lundberg.  The ceremony will be followed by a special luncheon for all Veterans in the Eaton’s Neck Room of the Babylon Student Center.

p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - SVA Student Panel Discussion:The Female Experience: Honoring, Understanding, and Appreciating the Role of Women in the Military” – Mildred Green Room


TUESDAY, November 10th  - Ammerman Campus

11:00 a.m. – “Witness to Liberation” event – Islip Arts Building, Room 115 – Please join the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding as Holocaust survivor Werner Reich and World War II veteran Marvin Bochner come together to share their unique experiences of concentration camp liberation.


WEDNESDAY, November 11th: Veterans DayCollege is closedplease take this time to honor and thank all who sacrificed and served for this country.


THURSDAY, November 12th – Eastern Campus

11:00 a.m.Veterans Day Ceremony – Shinnecock Building, Room 101 – Please join the Student Veterans Association as they honor all of our Veterans.  There will be a special viewing of a student’s experiences while deployed in Iraq, documented via a go-pro camera.  In addition, student veterans will be sharing their experiences. The ceremony will be followed by a special luncheon for all Veterans in the cafeteria.

FRIDAY, November 13th – Michael J. Grant Campus

9:30 a.m. – Flag-Raising Ceremony by the Student Veterans Association along with a student veteran sharing his experience. The ceremony will be followed by a special Veterans breakfast in the Faculty Dining Room.


SATURDAY, November 14th – Michael J. Grant Campus

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Women Veterans Writing Workshop – This workshop presented by Veterans Legacy and Professors on Wheels, aims to give women veterans an opportunity to share their story and prepare it for presentation or publication.  Please RSVP to casaliw using college email.


SUNDAY, November 22nd  - Michael J. Grant Campus

4:00 p.m. – Health, Sports and Education Center (HSEC) MD 105 – The Telling Project  - sponsored by the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund – please join us as seven local veterans and military family members share their stories of service and sacrifice.  For more information, please visit the telling project online.


Please plan on attending as many events as you can as a way of showing support to the student Veterans at Suffolk County Community College.  I am sure you are as proud of the service our Veterans have provided as I am.  This calendar of events is one way we can come together to show our support for each and every Veteran at the College and in the community. I look forward to seeing you during this time.

Monday, November 2, 2015


An interesting story and fasicnating analysis of one of the more sought after scientific treasures of our time..Albert Einstein's brain!