I saw from space had no divisions of people... no artificial separations
of human interests and human needs. All I saw was one fragile blue
planet...a vulnerable homeland...its people...a family."
—U.S. Air Force
colonel and NASA astronaut Eileen M. Collins ’78, in her Commencement
address to the Class of 2001
College—SU’s continuing education division—recently launched three innovative
programs targeting workforce education and training to support the economic
development of Central New York.
Syrtis—SU Technology-enhanced Instructional
Solutions—is a new business unit that provides education
and training services for organizations by combining expert
instructional design with customized content and leading
delivery technologies, such as CD-ROM, the Internet, floppy
disk, or a blend of high-tech and traditional instruction.
Syrtis is a collaboration between the continuing education
division (SUCE) and the School of Education’s instructional
design, development, and evaluation department.
SUCE also established the Leadership Institute on Applied
Research in Change to help corporations and nonprofit organizations address
business performance issues. One goal is to facilitate collaborations among
the government, health care, education, and business sectors to assure the success
of New York organizations and their employees.
This fall, UC will offer four new, multidisciplinary Bachelor
of Professional Studies degree programs designed for adult, part-time students.
More information about these programs
is available on the web at syrtis.syr.edu;
the recommendation of SU’s Trademark Licensing Advisory
Board, Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw approved the University
becoming an affiliate of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC),
a nonprofit organization of universities, colleges, and
labor experts that monitors factory conditions. The WRC
assists in the enforcement of a code of conduct to ensure
that factories producing goods with university or college
logos respect their workers’ rights.
“This is a complex global issue that
will take continuous study and commitment of all parties,”
Shaw says. “It will require collaboration among universities
and colleges, licensees, labor and human rights organizations,
the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and the Worker Rights
Consortium. The University has been a member of the FLA
and more recently the Collegiate Living Wage Association.
Affiliation with the WRC is further testament of Syracuse
University’s commitment to ensuring that SU-licensed items
are produced under fair working conditions.”
| The Hendricks Chapel Choir
traveled to Eastern Europe last spring to give concerts in Poland and the Czech
Republic. Under the direction of G. Burton Harbison, director of choral activities
at SU and a voice professor, the choir performed in churches and Nchools in
Warsaw, Czestochowa, Cracow, and Prague during the two-week tour. |
The program’s largely a cappella
repertoire included three motets written by 15th- and 16th-century
Polish Renaissance composers, and “Songs of Innocence,” a
set of songs based on the poems of William Blake and composed
by the late Earl George, a former SU music professor. A compact
disc of the spring concert tour is available by calling Hendricks
Chapel at 315-443-2901.
Established almost 70 years ago, the Hendricks Chapel Choir
is one of the University’s richest musical traditions, performing both on and
off campus throughout the year. The 48-member group is composed of students
from all academic disciplines.
of Arts and Sciences brought the power of poetry to the forefront of campus
life with the 2001 Syracuse Symposium, “Poetry: Moving Language, Language Moving.”
The two-month series of events celebrated the power and exuberance of poetry—from
Homer to Hardy to hip hop and everything in between. The symposium featured
presentations by several acclaimed poets, songwriters, and a hip hop artist;
a poetry contest; a poetry slam; poetry readings; an exploration of text and
music; and book signings.
Poets who appeared included 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner
Stephen Dunn G’70; former U.S. Poet Laureate and 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner
Rita Dove; former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; and author, poet, and screenwriter
Winners of the poetry contest,
sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, were: Sara
Hogan ’01 for “The Lock” (undergraduate category); Sean
Dougherty for “Told to the Time of a Falling Leaf"
(graduate); Kathleen Tills for “Someone Working Late
at the Funeral Home” (faculty/staff); and Virginia Morrisette
for “The Alaskan Wife: Noorvik, 1934” (faculty/staff).
Each received a $500 prize.
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