Archive for December 2012

Mangurian Foundation commits $75,000 challenge gift to kick start SU Marching Band uniform campaign

December 17, 2012 | Press Releases

When the Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) makes its Atlantic Coast Conference debut next year, the band members hope to step onto the field at the Carrier Dome looking as good as they sound. The band, housed in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music, wants to replace its Read more

Facade Improvement Program puts new face on several places along Connective Corridor

December 13, 2012 | Press Releases

On Dec. 14, this year’s festivities surrounding Temple Concord’s Annual Chanukah Dinner and Service will glow a little brighter. That evening, the congregation will dedicate its new energy efficient LED lighting and walkway, recently installed as part of the Connective Corridor’s Façade Improvement Program. Temple Concord is among the 40 facades along the Connective Corridor being improved with $625,000 in Read more

SU among first in nation to issue new Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to accepted students

December 13, 2012 | Press Releases

High school students applying early decision to Syracuse University will be among the first in the nation to receive a new Financial Aid Shopping Sheet designed to help students and families better understand their costs before making a final decision on where to enroll. Endorsed earlier this year by the Obama Administration, the new standardized financial aid letter seeks to Read more

Whitman School, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship announce call for submissions for 2013 Panasci Business Plan Competition

December 10, 2012 | Press Releases

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) in the Whitman School of Management have announced a call for submissions for the 2013 Panasci Business Plan Competition. The competition accepts business plan ideas from graduate and undergraduate students in all schools and colleges at SU and SUNY-ESF. The two-day competition will take place April Read more

iSchool sophomores win College Challenge

December 5, 2012 | Press Releases

In an all-night competition that drew from their creative strengths, baseball knowledge, programming skills and presentation prowess, a team of School of Information Studies (iSchool) sophomores pulled off a win in the third annual College Challenge. Team “Payoff Pitch,” composed of Joey Creighton, Jon Lee, Andy Pregler and Hailey Temple, created an app called Fandom, a fantasy baseball-style experience Read more

Maxwell undergrads hold reception to award $5,000 grant

December 4, 2012 | Press Releases

Students in the Maxwell School’s public affairs program’s “Philanthropy and You” class will host a reception on Wednesday, Dec. 5, to announce the name of a local nonprofit that will be awarded a $5,000 grant by the class; 25 organizations submitted applications. The event will take place at 11 a.m. in the Maxwell Founder’s Room. The ceremony is the culmination Read more

Design students to propose ways to reuse former Tupper Lake factory

December 4, 2012 | Press Releases

This semester the industrial and interaction design (IID) program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Design challenged its fourth-year students to envision a creative new use for the former Oval Wood Dish (OWD) factory in Tupper Lake, N.Y. On Friday, Dec. 7, five student teams will present their results to a jury of professionals in an Read more

IVMF holds Dec. 11 panel on promise of Post-9/11 GI Bill, empowering ‘Next Greatest Generation’

December 4, 2012 | Press Releases

On Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Washington, D.C., the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) will bring together leading voices in the veterans’ community, government, higher education and private industry for a broad and far-reaching dialogue on contemporary realities facing stakeholders in support of programmatic outcomes of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Commonly referred Read more

IVMF holds first international expansion of boots to business in England

December 3, 2012 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) held the first international expansion of its program, Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup, recently at Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base, England. The program, launched this fall in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Defense (DoD), is offered to transitioning service members and Read more

Wireless Grids Lab innovation featured in Emergency Management Magazine

December 3, 2012 | Press Releases

The November/December 2012 issue of Emergency Management magazine features the Wireless Grids Lab’s iDAWG: Intelligent Deployable Augmented Wireless Gateway technology. In an article covering emerging innovation, the iDAWG is highlighted for its ability to provide interoperable communications channels between many different first-responder agencies at disaster scenes. The iDAWG works on a new type of software application, called edgeware. Through the Read more