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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is pleased to announce the launch of its first Annual Appeal on Monday, December 6, 2010. Contributions to Climb Higher: Campaign for Scholarship will help support the financial needs of SPS students, expand faculty research awards and named professorships so that SPS can continue to attract and retain outstanding faculty, and provide for continued innovative program development and community education and training programs to meet the needs of business, industry, and the professions.
The CUNY School of Professional Studies would like to announce to our community that on November 22nd, to preserve academic programs and meet high enrollment demands in the face of continuing state and city budget cuts and a difficult economy, the CUNY Board of Trustees approved a tuition schedule that includes a 5% tuition increase beginning with the Spring 2011 term. The Board also authorized a 2% increase effective Fall, 2011.
All students in SPS online programs are considered New York State residents. SPS Online Baccalaureate students who attend full-time will experience an increase from $2,300 per semester to $2,415 per semester. Part-time Online Baccalaureate students’ tuition will increase from $195 per credit to $205 per credit.
The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the CUNY Building Performance Lab at City College to provide courses in energy management and indoor air quality to more than 1,000 custodial engineers, building managers, and other select staff who are responsible for managing energy use in New York City’s public school buildings. The program, sponsored by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Department of Education (DOE), is designed to provide DOE staff with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce energy use and improve indoor air quality as part of the city’s overall sustainability plans.
The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that on Tuesday, October 19th, Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined members of Boston’s disability community to celebrate the appointment of Kristen McCosh as Boston’s new Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities.
The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is pleased to announce that on October 14, 2010, child support researchers, service providers, government officials, and others will gather at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center to discuss the role that child support plays in fortifying children and families. Strengthening Families: How Can Child Support Help?, is a policy conference sponsored by the CUNY School of Professional Studies, the New York City Office of Child Support Enforcement, and The Future of Children: A Collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution.
For the second consecutive summer, the Creative Arts Team (CAT) at The City University of New York will host 12 aspiring young professional women from the United Arab Emirates for a whirlwind, two-week living and learning experience. This trip represents the third exchange between CUNY, CAT and UAEU. The partnership began in 2008 with a visit to UAEU by two CAT teaching artists and continued last year with a two-week summer residency at CAT by 12 UAEU students.
The School of Professional Studies (SPS) is offering its first study abroad opportunity this summer, Project Rwanda: Drama and Theatre Education for Reconciliation, for students in the Applied Theatre master’s degree program. Students and accompanying faculty will spend 19 days in Rwanda working with youth to create an original piece of theatre based on their ideas and concerns around unity and reconciliation. While in Rwanda, SPS students will also visit cultural centers and genocide memorial sites to learn more about the current reconciliation process after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
Since being formed in 2003, the School of Professional Studies (SPS) has grown dramatically, offering groundbreaking programs, new modes of instruction, and new kinds of learning tailored for the diverse needs of working professionals. At Commencement exercises next week SPS will have 121 degree recipients from its Online Baccalaureate program and its first graduates from the Masters in Applied Theatre and Disability Studies programs.
Theatre-in-Education (TIE) is a generic term used to describe theatre forms presented by actors who are versed in the techniques and methods of both theatre and teaching. The work is usually designed for a specific age group within the age range of 3 to 18 years, but is also sometimes developed for adult audiences. The performers are traditionally called “actor-teachers”.
The School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) announced today that it will continue accepting fall 2010 applications throughout the summer for all of its programs. An announcement issued by CUNY earlier this week reported an across-the-board cutoff for applications to its 11 senior colleges and six community colleges for the first time in recent history. The announced cutoff does not apply to any applications to the School of Professional Studies.