School of Professional Studies

CUNY SPS Establishes Mentoring Program

February 1, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is delighted to announce that an SPS Mentoring Program has been established to provide a connection between SPS students’ academic goals and the professional paths they pursue. Focusing on relationships and resources to help students succeed, SPS Mentors guide students through the challenges of balancing work, school, and family responsibilities, offer valuable input on courses, skills, and activities, and provide access to a job-related network after graduation. In return, alumni mentors broaden their own leadership skills and professional networks while enhancing the image of SPS.

SPS Murphy Institute Faculty Member Featured in The New York Times

January 23, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

SPS is proud to announce that the work of Stephanie Luce, Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the SPS Murphy Institute, was featured in the New York Times on Monday, January 16th. Released the same day, the report, “Discounted Jobs: How Retailers Sell Workers Short,” which Luce co-authored with Naoki Fujita, of the Retail Action Project, details the working conditions of non-unionized hourly retail employees in New York City.

FACULTY AND LEGAL SCHOLARS VISIT HERSHEY, PA; CALL FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF ABUSES IN STUDENT GUESTWORKER PROGRAM

September 16, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

A human rights delegation comprised of professors and practitioners has issued a report calling on federal and state agencies to investigate allegations of abuse of international students employed by the Hershey Company and some of its subcontractors.

CUNY Researchers Release 2nd Annual STATE OF THE UNIONS Report

September 6, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

Researchers from The City University of New York issued a new study of unionization trends in New York City and State. Entitled THE STATE OF THE UNIONS 2011, the report highlights the continuing strength of organized labor in New York – especially in the public sector – despite the many challenges unions face in the context of the anemic economic recovery. Second in an annual series, the study looks in particular detail at variations in unionization rates among immigrants and by industry in the City and State.

CUNY SPS announces Online B.A. in Psychology

July 26, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies announces that its new Online Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology has begun accepting applications for Spring 2012.

CUNY SPS Building Operating Certificate Program Awards 176 Certificates

July 6, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to congratulate 176 NYC Department of Education Custodian Engineers who were awarded their certificates after completing SPS’s Building Operator Certification training program in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Held at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 29th, friends, family, and stakeholders gathered to celebrate the first graduates of what is believed to be the largest sustainability training initiative currently available in the United States, and acknowledge the sustainability skills and cost savings that the program teaches and provide

CUNY SPS OFFERS GRADUATE CREDIT FOR AESTHETIC EDUCATION WORKSHOPS AT LINCOLN CENTER INSTITUTE

June 17, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

Since 2005, The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, have partnered to offer training in the use of aesthetic education techniques. Aesthetic education is defined as “an intentional undertaking designed to nurture appreciative, reflective, cultural, participatory engagements with the arts by enabling learners to notice what there is to be noticed, and to lend works of art their lives in such a way that they can achieve them as variously meaningful” (Maxine Greene, Variations on a Blue Guitar, The Lincoln Center Institute Lectures on Aesthetic Education, 2001).

CUNY SPS Celebrates Fourth Commencement

June 9, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) celebrated its fourth commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. This year, 357 SPS students graduated from SPS, 121 of them with bachelor’s degrees (68 in Communication and Culture, and 53 in Business). 74 students earned master’s degrees, led by the School’s first degrees in Business Management and Leadership (15) and in Labor Studies (15), which joined 24 in Applied Theatre and 20 in Disability Studies. The School also awarded 162 certificates, 91 of them advanced, in Business Communication, Disability Studies, Diversity in the Workplace, Education Foundations, Health Care Policy & Administration, Immigration Law, Labor Relations, Labor Studies, Management, Project Management, and Public Administration & Public Policy.

CUNY School of Professional Studies announces Scholarship Recipients

June 3, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is delighted to congratulate the inaugural winners of its newly-instituted Founding Dean’s Scholarship and the Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship. The Founding Dean’s Scholarship is open to all qualified applicants enrolled in a CUNY SPS degree program on a part- or full-time basis, and are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. The Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship, established by his family and friends to honor his love of learning and the pursuit of potential, is open to any applicant with a 2.5 GPA or higher who is enrolled in a CUNY SPS online baccalaureate program on a part- or full-time basis, and who will be entering his/her final semester prior to completing the online degree.

SPS Students receive CUNY Student Leadership Awards

May 11, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that two of its students, Seamus McManus and Jenelle Washington, received CUNY Student Leadership Awards on Friday, May 6th, for their exemplary contributions to the SPS community. The awards were presented as part of the Malave Fellows graduation ceremony in the Great Hall of City College. Dr. Frank Sanchez, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, presented the keynote address, and Robert Rodriguez, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at City College, welcomed students and their families. The event was moderated by Tracie Strahan, of WNBC.

CUNY School of Professional Studies Announces Online B.S. in Health Information Management

April 26, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that its new online Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2011 semester.

CUNY School of Professional Studies Announces Online B.A. in Sociology

April 26, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that its new online Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2011 semester.

CUNY School of Professional Studies takes Second Place in Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge

April 6, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

On March 24, 2011, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and its collaborative partners were awarded second place in the A-1 Assisted Training category of the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge for their Hurricane Shelter Simulation. The Challenge is a global competition, conducted by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Simulation and Training Technology Center to explore innovative and interactive solutions in virtual environments.

CUNY SPS and NYC Department of Education Kick Off Building Operator Certification Training Program

March 23, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies was delighted to host a kick-off event for its Building Operator Certification training program in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Held in the Segal Theatre at the Graduate School and University Center on Friday, March 18th, stakeholders gathered to celebrate the securing of $1.3 million to deliver what is believed to be the largest sustainability training initiative currently available in the United States, and acknowledge the sustainability skills and cost savings that the program will teach and provide.

School of Professional Studies Announces New Scholarship Opportunities

March 1, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce three new scholarship opportunities for its students. The Founding Dean’s Scholarship is open to all qualified applicants enrolled in an SPS degree program on a part- or full-time basis and will be awarded to one part-time and one full-time student. The Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship is open to any applicant with a 2.5 GPA or higher who is enrolled in an SPS online baccalaureate program on a part- or full-time basis, and who will be entering his/her final semester prior to completing the online degree.

For further information and to apply, please visit the SPS Scholarships Web page at http://www.sps.cuny.edu/admissions/scholarships.html.

CUNY SPS Accepting Fall 2011 Applications

February 18, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies announced today that it will continue accepting fall 2011 applications throughout the summer for all of its programs. While the application deadline for undergraduate programs at other CUNY institutions has passed, the cutoff does not apply to applications to the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Ami Dar, Idealist founder, to Deliver Keynote Address at CUNY SPS Commencement Ceremony

February 18, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that Ami Dar, founder and executive director of Idealist.org, will deliver the keynote address at the School’s Commencement ceremony on June 7th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

SPS Applied Theatre and CUNY Creative Arts Team play The Power Game

February 2, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that 10 students and 2 alumni from its Master of Arts in Applied Theatre program are working on the upcoming CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) Youth Theatre original production of The Power Game. The play investigates the relationships and responsibilities that exist between people and power, and the kinds of power young people want and have.

CUNY SPS Connects to Learning

December 13, 2010 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is delighted to announce that following a competitive application process, it has been selected by the United States Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) as one of five CUNY institutions to participate in a national project entitled Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement, and Student Success.

SPS Participates in Random Hacks of Kindness

December 6, 2010 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is delighted to announce that its Sahana Agasti Team was honored this past weekend at the New York City arena of Random Hacks of Kindness: Hacking for Humanity (RHoK), an international weekend-long event focused on producing technological solutions to issues in the humanitarian and crisis management professions. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon honored RHoK’s mission and its organizers at the event’s opening reception on Friday, December 3rd at the United Natio