fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program Opens Application for Faculty, Staff Mentors

The fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program in the Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes its sixth cohort of mentees and peer mentors at the start of the 2017-18 academic year. It is now recruiting faculty and staff mentors to provide consistent support to sophomore, junior and senior peer mentors and to serve as positive role models. Faculty and staff who are interested in serving as mentors are encouraged to apply now. The deadline is July 26. Read more.

Girl Who Codes Helps Girls Who Code

According to the National Center for Women in Technology’s 2016 analysis, only 26 percent of professional computing occupations in the United States are held by women. This statistic is shocking in the current age of educational equality, but is on a steady rise thanks to organizations devoted to bringing technology to females across the country. One national program, Girls Who Code, is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology once and for all. Read the SU News article.

Ad Hoc Committee Report Addresses Needs of DACA/Undocumented Students; Implementation of Immediate Recommendations Now Complete

Appointed by Chancellor Kent Syverud in February, the Ad Hoc Committee on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)/Undocumented Students recently delivered its report to the Chancellor. The comprehensive report includes immediate, short-term and long-term recommendations to enhance support for undocumented students and others with family members who are undocumented.  Read the story at SU News.

Syracuse University, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families Discuss Veterans Issues at Stand-To Event

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families were among the participants at the George W. Bush Institute’s Stand-To summit. The summit, which focused on veteran transition, convened key leaders from government, higher education and the private and philanthropic sectors to outline key priorities and a cohesive action plan to help more veterans and their families thrive. Read the full article at SU News.

Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Cornell University Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from SBA

Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), in partnership with the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, has been awarded $1,500,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This is one of two cooperative agreements for Boots to Business (B2B), the entrepreneurial track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program and the cornerstone of SBA’s provision of transition assistance to America’s military service members and their spouses, both within the United States and overseas. Read more at SU News.