Public Speaking for Non-Native English Speakers – Thursday, September 19th

Join Dr. Deborah Borisoff, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, for a hands-on workshop on public speaking for non-native English speakers. Whether you have a big presentation coming or want to take away the fear factor of speaking in class, this workshop will teach you to organize your thoughts and make crystal clear points.

Thursday, September 19 from 2-3:30pm.

Space is limited. Details and RSVP here: http://ow.ly/oIBN4

Let’s Talk International – September 17, 2013

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures.

The semester’s first Let’s Talk International will be held on Tuesday, September 17th from 12pm – 1:30pm.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited.

Details and RSVP: http://ow.ly/oImnL

Sponsored by the Office of Global Services and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Action Zone Training – October 4th 2-5pm

Sign up for Action Zone: Bystander Intervention Leadership Training today!

NYU Steinhardt’s Office of Counseling & Student Services is working in partnership with NYU’s Health Promotion Office to offer Action Zone! on Friday, October 4th from 2-5pm.

Action Zone! NYU (formerly known as Step Up! NYU) is a bystander intervention training for risk reduction. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • eating disorders
  • unhealthy relationships
  • substance use
  • mental health
  • bias language

Studies show that most people want to help, but very few actually do. We explore this phenomenon as well as when to intervene and when not to; safe, early, and effective intervention; and pro-social behavior theory with interactivity and facilitated practice using Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre model. By participating in the Action Zone! you can be a part of reducing risk and shifting cultural norms at NYU!

This opportunity is open to NYU Steinhardt students, faculty, and staff. Space is limited. Register Today!

International Advisory Committee (IAC) – First Meeting Wednesday, September 18th

The International Advisory Committee (IAC) assists the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs in the organization and promotion of activities which celebrate and engage the diversity of countries, cultures, perspectives, traditions, and values within the Steinhardt community.

The IAC is open to all Steinhardt students interested in intercultural exchange, international diversity, and being involved in student activities. Lunch is served.

Learn more at the semester’s first meeting on Wednesday, September 18th from 1 PM – 2:30 PM in Pless 3rd Floor Lounge.

RSVP: http://ow.ly/oIer7

Mission Statement: The International Advisory Committee (IAC) assists the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs in the organization and promotion of activities which celebrate and engage the diversity of countries, cultures, perspectives, traditions, and values within the Steinhardt community. The Committee serves as a forum for communication and recommendation between the Steinhardt student population and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs on topics of intercultural exchange, international diversity, and the unique needs of the international student population.

 

Join President John Sexton for dinner!

In partnership with the Office of the President and NYU Student Affairs, we are pleased to announce several opportunities for students to meet with our university president throughout the academic year.

If you are interested in attending one of the dinners hosted by President Sexton, please complete this form. Space is limited and a lottery system will be used to invite students.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Elizabeth Kuzina at elizabeth.kuzina@nyu.edu or 212.998.4412.

Tea at 3 – Tuesday, September 17th

Free sweets and coffee/tea at the first Tea at 3 of the academic year! Steinhardt Student Affairs staff will be there with information about September’s programs, events, and other involvement opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, September 17th
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

NYS Teacher Certification Exams

The 2013-2014 Registration Bulletin for the NYS Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE) is now available at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/PDFs/NY_20132014RegistrationBulletin.pdf from NYSTCE main page http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/

January 2014 graduates complete
the currently required exams below and must apply and meet all certification requirements prior to May 1, 2014.  For exams required by program, please see http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teacher_certification/required_exams
  • LAST (now only offered computer based)
  • Elementary ATS-W or Secondary ATS-W (depending on major) (now only offered computer based)
  • Multi-Subject CST, Students with Disabilities CST, English Language Arts CST and Social Studies CST (now only offered computer based)
  • Music CST, Visual Arts CST, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Literacy, Spanish, ESOL CSTs, BEA Spanish (offered paper based October 19, 2013 and February 8, 2014)
  • Dance CST, Theatre CST, Foreign Language CSTs (with exception of Spanish), BEAs all others (offered paper based October 19, 2013 and July 19, 2014 only) To be eligible under the current exam regulations you must complete your CST on Oct 19, 2013 (regular registration deadline Sept 13, 2013).

May 2014 and after graduates will need to complete the new certification exams below
  • Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) (will only be offered computer based effective Sept 23, 2013)
  • Educating All Students (EAS) (will only be offered computer based effective Sept 23, 2013)
  • edTPA – registration becomes available September 2013 according to edTPA website at http://www.edtpa.com
  • Multi-Subject CST, Students with Disabilities CST, English Language Arts CST and Social Studies CST (now only offered computer based)
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Literacy, ESOL CSTs (offered paper based October 19, 2013 and February 8, 2014)
  • Spanish CST, BEA Spanish (offered paper based October 19, 2013, February 8, 2013 and July 19, 2014 only) (to be certified upon graduation in May 2014 students should complete exam on October or February test date)
  • Dance CST, Theatre CST, Foreign Language CSTs (with exception of Spanish), BEAs all others (offered paper based October 19, 2013 and July 19, 2014 only) To be certified upon graduation in May 2014 you should complete your CST on Oct 19, 2013 (regular registration deadline Sept 13, 2013).
  • Music CST and Visual Arts CST (offered paper based all test dates)
Questions?  Please contct Mark Perez, Certification Officer, at mark.perez@nyu.edu

Conversations of Color – Welcome Reception this Thursday, September 12th

It’s not too late to register for Conversations of Color. The event is this Thursday, September 12th – and includes free lunch!

Learn more and RSVP: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/studentaffairs/ConvofColor

At Conversations of Color, Steinhardt students, faculty, and administrators discuss race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual belief, ability, gender identity/expression, economic class, and other related topics of diversity.

This program is sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

NYU Reynolds Changemaker Challenge (CmC)

The NYU Reynolds Program invites all NYU undergraduate students who want to change the world to participate in the Changemaker Challenge (CmC). The CmC is an opportunity for NYU undergraduate students to fulfill their visions of sustainable and scalable social change. Through a comprehensive array of workshops and resources, students establish non-profits, for-profits or hybrid organizations that bring about positive social impact in communities across the country and around the world. Selected teams are awarded $1000 seed grants as well as additional support from Reynolds, and one team is awarded a grand prize of up to $10,000, a host of Reynolds-sponsored resources and the title of “The NYU Reynolds Best Overall Venture.”

Attend an Information Session.

Attend the CmC Kickoff Event.

  • October 1, 6:00pm – Rudin Family Conference Room       RSVP

Submit an Executive Summary to apply.

  • Due by October 17, 11:59pm EST – See Executive Summary Guidelines here.

For additional information, visit http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds/changemaker/.

Fall 13 Registration Deadlines

Just a reminder about some upcoming deadlines:
Next Monday, September 16 is the last day for dropping or adding classes on Albert and receiving 100% tuition and fee refund.
Beginning on September 17 you must make any changes with a drop/add form and NO refunds will be granted.
Beginning on September 24 any courses you drop will carry a ‘W’ (withdrawal) grade
Friday, October 4, is the last day to request a pass/fail grade