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#11 Business Builders Presented to Riverhead Chamber

On March 9, 2017, University staff held a presentation at the Stony Brook University Business Incubator at Calverton and Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) in partnership with the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce entitled “Grow Your Business with Stony Brook University.”

A panel of campus experts shared information with chamber members and Incubator tenants for tapping University resources to potentially increase profits, raise awareness, and take their business to the next level. Lunch was provided, and a question and answer period followed the presentations.

University staff and Chamber members.

More than 70 people crowded the multipurpose room at the SBU Business Incubator at Calverton and ACSC, and nearly 30 more watched online as the program was live streamed by Town Crier Social.

“Stony Brook and the Business Incubator at Calverton and ACSC provided a large volume of information that will be beneficial to both our Chamber members and the local community,” said Freida Montalto, Executive Director of the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.

Organized by the SBU Office of Government and Community Relations, this presentation was the fifth in a series of business presentations offered to Long Island Chambers over the past few years.

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#10 Club Campaigns to End the Stigma on Mental Health

The Peer Mental Health Alliance, a new student club on campus, put on an event outside of the Stony Brook Student Activities Center to raise awareness about mental health.

A  black fabric wall was put up with messages of positivity and hope while group members chanted for people’s attention and waved neon-colored signs with information on mental health.

Group members spread mental health awareness. 

The event was supported by Stony Brook’s Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), two departments from the Division of Student Affairs.

The club, whose mission it is to normalize the stigma around mental health, meets every Thursday at 6 pm in Frey Hall 216.

They welcome new members or those looking for information about mental health support on campus, and will continue to be a voice on issues of mental health for the student body.

To get involved or find out more about the Peer Mental Health Alliance, visit their Facebook page or visit them in person at Frey Hall.

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#9 Multicultural Show and Food Tasting

The campus community came together on Thursday, November 9, 2017, for the 12th Annual “Journey Around the World Multicultural Show and Food Tasting,” an evening dedicated to celebrating different cultures with performances and foods presented by various student organizations. 

The event highlighted different cultures spanning Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the South Pacific.

Taiko drumming at Stony Brook

The program incorporated performances by the Turkish American Student Association, Taiko Tides, Déjà Vu Dance, Cadence Step Team, Stony Brook Taandava, YUVA, Stony Brook Pipettes, The Greek and Cypriot Student Association, Sri Lankan Student Association, and more.

This year’s annual tradition was coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Undergraduate Student Government’s Director of Diversity Affairs Ian Lesnick and Senator Tahiana Abad, in conjunction with the participating student groups.

Admission to the event was free and open to all members of the Stony Brook University community.

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