Stressbusters Alert! Stressbusters Alert!

Welcome back, NYU!

We hope you’ve all enjoyed a stress-free summer. As we dive back into busting stress, check out some of the events kicking off during Welcome Week, where you can score a FREE backrub:
  • Opening Welcome Week event: Tuesday, September 1st, 3 – 4 PM, Kimmel – Room 405
  • Wind Down Wednesday: Wednesday, September 2nd, 3:30 – 4 :30 PM in the Health Promotion Office (726 Broadway, 3rd Floor)
  • Stressbusters Week 2015: For the first time ever, NYU Stressbusters are hosting a full week of relaxing, stress busting events! Join us 9/14 – 9/18 for FREE backrubs, guided meditation, a talk with one of our very own dynamic professors and a build your own stress toy workshop!
  • Interested in becoming a stress-busting hero? Join the force! October training dates are set and we look forward to receiving your applications!
Stressbusting Tip of the Week: We know back-to-school can be a hectic time, so try taking a break and listening to relaxing and/or classical music — it calms the body down!
*If at any time you are feeling overwhelmed by stress, do not hesitate to reach out to the Wellness Exchange. Counselors are available to talk 24/7.

Have a great first week folks!

Fall 2015 Graduate Student Library Workshop Series

Hello from the NYU Libraries: As the fall semester kicks off, we’re offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:

You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to some lucky attendees. The reception will take place:  Thursday, September 10th, 5:30-7:00, 8th-floor North Reading Room, Bobst library. Please RSVP by going to

Fall 2015 – Succeed. Empower. Engage.

September & October Events brought to you by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs

Join the Counseling & Student Services team at one of our many events this Fall.  We look forward to seeing you and hope you will get connected, be involved and stay informed.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival June 11 to 21, 2015

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented from June 11 to 21, 2015 with 16 films from across the globe that celebrate the power of individuals and communities to effect change. Now in its 26th edition, the festival is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center.
This year’s film festival is organized around three themes: Art Versus Oppression, Changemakers, and Justice and Peace. The festival also features a series of special programs, including a discussion around the ethics of image-making in documenting human rights abuses, a master class on international crisis reporting and digital storytelling, and a multimedia project on the women activists of the Arab Spring.

For more information visit

New NYS Teacher Certification Exam Safety Nets

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has created safety nets for all of the new certification exams to aid those candidates who have not passed one or more of the exams. All of the safety net measures are retroactive and are effective through June 30, 2016. The NYSED memo detailing these safety nets can be found here Please see a summary of these safety nets below:

1. edTPA

The existing safety net was extended for one more year. Therefore, any candidate who does not pass or has not passed the edTPA PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2016, has the option of taking and passing the ATS-W exam in lieu of retaking the edTPA.


A new safety net has been created for any candidate who has not or does not pass the ALST. Any candidate who takes and fails the ALST may submit an attestation signed by the dean or chief academic officer of their school of education, attesting that the candidate has demonstrated comparable literacy skills consistent with what would be assessed by the ALST through course completion and that the candidate received a 3.0 grade point average or higher in such coursework. An attestation form will be available on the Office of Teaching Initiatives website in the near future.

3. EAS

A new safety net has been created for any candidate who has not or does not pass the EAS PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2016, The State will shortly (by the end of this June) define a safety net passing score. Once it has done so, candidates who do not pass or have not passed the EAS, but whose score is above the safety net score will get credit for the exam.

4. CST

A new safety net has been created for any candidate who has not or does not pass the new redeveloped CST in the following content areas ONLY:. English Language Arts, Literacy, Mathematics , Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth – Grade 2) , Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1 – Grade 6), Students with Disabilities.

Candidates who take and fail one of the eligible redeveloped CSTs listed above, will have the option of taking and passing the corresponding predecessor CST (the Safety Net CST) PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2016, in lieu of retaking the redeveloped CST.

Any questions, please contact Mark Perez at

Share your excitement about graduation using #Steinhardt2015!

Congrats Grads!

We’re looking out for great images on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  We also invite you to participate in our week-long #Steinhardt2015 Photo Challenge on Instagram!

Here’s what we’re looking for:

May 14: First semester at #NYU. #TBT
May 15: Your Stein–”hearts” (Favorite people at Steinhardt.)
May 16: Spring at Steinhardt
May 17: What you’ll miss most
May 18: Steinhardt pride
May 19: Words of wisdom for #Steinhardt2016?
May 20: Cap and gown

Best photos will be re-posted daily, and may be shown on-screen at our May 18 graduation ceremonies! Tag#Steinhardt2015 and @nyusteinhardt

NYU Leadership Initiative – Deadline Extended until June 1, 2015

The application deadline for the Leadership Fellows Program is extended until JUNE 1, 2015.
This yearlong fellowship, offered on the Washington Square Campus, will equip students with the knowledge and skills to expand their potential and capacity to work ethically, inclusively and collaborative with others and impact the world in meaningful ways. The program offers:

  • Leadership development workshops
  • A 360-degree leadership assessment
  • Individual leadership development
  • One-on-one coaching with alumni leaders
  • A team challenge for students to experience the core leadership processes of setting direction, aligning efforts, building commitment and delivering results.

Students must be enrolled in New York City for the academic calendar Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 to be eligible to apply. Complete information, including program offerings and application instructions, is available at:

Tea at 3 – Monday, May 11, 2015

Fuel your finals at the last Tea at 3 of the year. Free sweets, coffee, and tea will be available as well as Steinhardt Student Affairs staff to answer your questions about upcoming graduation ceremonies — congratulations, Class of 2015!

Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Apartment Hunting 101: Monday May 4th, 2015 5-6pm

Once you know what you want, searching for your new apartment is much easier. Join Jeanne Bannon and Justine Kelly-Fierro from Student Affairs for a presentation and discussion on finding off-campus housing in NYC. Learn about neighborhoods, budgeting, roommates and how to find the right balance of cost, location, and privacy.

Monday, May 4th, 2015 5-6pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor
82 Washington Square East

RSVP today!