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Marist CollegeMarist College is a special place filled with students, teachers, researchers and mentors who are smart, dedicated, curious, and committed to their passions.  Student journalists from the Office of Admission set out to get the stories that make the Red Fox community such a vibrant place to live, work, and study. Have a news topic to suggest? Send an email with details and contact info to Laura Zurowski, Associate Director of Digital Initiatives.

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School of Management

Marist College

Environmental Economics: Global Perspective through Local Lenses
Science and business students explore of intersection of two critical fields of study through local case studies.

Barnum Financial Group Recruits at Marist
Finance company brings career opportunities to the Marist green.

Bloomberg Terminals, Greystone Equity Fund Yield High Returns for Student Investors
Wall Street comes to Marist with a fully functional trading floor, a stock ticker, large screen televisions, and computerized financial news feeds. 

Business Ethics Team Tackles Real-Word Dilemmas
School of Management students confront issues by combining ethics and critical thinking.

Entrepreneurial Students Eager for Business Plan Competition
Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition provides a rare opportunity for students from all majors and departments.

Students Hone Big Data Skills at Bureau of Economic Research
The BER exposes student researchers to real-world data analysis and business analytics.

Enactus Blends Business with Social Responsibility
Entrepreneurial action meets the power of community collaboration with this socially engaged student group.

Big Data Gives Accounting Students the Competitive Edge
Dr. Jade Fang's "Current Issues in Accounting" course teaches cutting-edge skills with IBM's Watson Analytics.


School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Marist College

How Can RAs Support Students with Autism on Campus?
Marist Senior Tara D'Andrea devises a research-based training program for resident assistants.

Teachers of Tomorrow Offers Support to Education Majors
Popular club helps students to prepare for the realities of working in education and teaching.

Education Majors Now Offered Specialized STEM and ELL Tracks
Students in the elementary and adolescent teacher certification programs are now offered two in-demand specializations. 

"Grow Your Own" Teacher Education Program Launches
Education department partners with Beacon City School District to increase diversity awareness and career opportunities.

Dual Certification Now Possible for Adolescent Education Majors
Student innovation helps pave the way for adolescent education majors to receive dual certification in special education.

Social Work Launches Undergraduate Mentoring Club
Social Work students offer high praise for the new peer-run group that offers advice, support, and friendship. 


School of Communication and the Arts

Marist College

Marist's North Road Communications Does It All
Real-world experience for students, professional results for organizations.

Marist in Manhattan Internship Program Offers an Exciting and Meaningful Experience for SCA Students
Shannon Donohue '17 offers her first-hand account of living and working in the Big Apple for a semester.

Sports Communication Sees the Big Picture with Google Glass
Students team up with Sports Comm faculty to research virtual reality for sports enthusiasts.

Communication Students Create and Produce Live TV News and Sports Shows
Current students and recent alumni see lasting benefits in teamwork and learning how to solve problems.

Media & Production Studies Students Earn Industry Credentials with Avid
Professor Jeff Bass prepares seniors for post-graduation media production opportunities with Avid's Certification program.

There's More than Meets the Eye with Marist's Writing for Fashion Course
Popular class for all majors combines a focus on writing with elements of magazine publishing, art direction, and layout. 

Fashion Students Shrink the Wardrobe for a Global Cause
The Six Items Challenge encourages reflection and awareness about fashion consumerism and the garment industry. 

Employment Practicum Course for Communication Majors
Communication students learn the key skills needed to succeed in the competitive internship and job market.

Students and Faculty Collaborate to Provide News Translation to Marist's Media Hub
Marist's Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Weiss Language Center join forces to write and translate articles.

Advertising Club Visits Google NYC Offices
Advertising Women of New York conference offers networking and career exploration opportunities to Marist students.

Adobe Photoshop Certification Popular Choice with Media Production Students
Current students and recent alumni find Adobe skills in-demand for launching film, TV, and media production careers.


School of Liberal Arts

Marist College

First Year Seminar: Bodies, Minds, and Social Norms
Dr. Moira Fitzgibbons' course combines critical thinking, social issues, and thought-provoking discussions.

Ethics of Food Course Offers "Food for Thought"
The popular honors class explores timely topics in food and eating.

Marist's Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership
Interested in a career in public service as a nonprofit worker, politician, or the like? The newly established Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership at Marist is your go-to place for internships, inspiration, and other career-building resources.

Thinking About A Major? Major In Thinking!
Explore the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department and learn why philosophy is the top earning humanities bachelor's degree from early job to mature career.

Welcome to the Hudson River Valley Institute
The School of Liberal Arts' HRVI engages students in the region's history.

Technical Writing Class Focuses on Community Based Learning
Business partnerships offer students authentic technical writing experience in Professor Angela Laflen unique, and highly-relevant, course.

First Year Seminar Words in the Wind: Exploring Language, Culture and Contemporary Life
Students visit the Hispanic Society of America, the headquarters of Univision, and the Miss Universe Organization in NYC.

FDR Seminar Class Inspires Student Research with a Personal Touch
Senior Dylan Woods discovers his family's involvement with the New Deal agency called the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Technological Renovations Spark Student Learning at the Weiss Language Center
An upgraded sound system, iPads, flat screen televisions, and PlayStation 4s make learning another language fun and interesting!

First Year Seminar on the 1970s: Exploring History, Culture, and Innovation
Professor Robyn Rosen's class challenges students to research personal interests related to this whirlwind and life-changing era. 

Fast-Growing Model UN Club and Class Promotes Message of World Peace and Cooperation
Discussions, special events, and travel make both offerings popular with students interested in government and politics.

Tarver Internship Program Pairs Students with Regional Non-Profits
The Center for Civic Engagement & Leadership's summer program provides connection, assistance to the community.

The Albany Internship Experience (AIE) Offers Behind-the-Scenes Views of Politics and Government
Students from all majors meet with professional legislative and executive staff and nonprofit leaders and lobbyists.


School of Science

Marist College

Expansions to Health and Science Programs Pay Off for Students
New facilities offer state-of-the-art training and real world medical skills.

Professor Paskell Trains Medical Technology Students for Bright Futures
Learn why Marist students are in demand with hiring managers from New York Presbyterian, NYU, Sloan-Kettering, Yale, the VA Health Care System, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and more.

Marist Senior Completes Internship at Joslin Diabetes Center
Biomedical Sciences major Ange Uwimana sees her future in research.

Germany's Research Experience for Undergraduates Welcomes Marist Chemistry Student
Sarah Johnson '17 excels in prestigious study abroad research program.

Unique Study Abroad Opportunity Created for Pre-Med Students 
New program allows students to study abroad at the University of Nicosia and take classes towards their pre-med degree.

New School of Science and Allied Health Building Opens to Students
To accommodate the research and educational needs of its students and faculty, the new Science and Allied Health Building is fully equipped with specialized laboratories, learning-efficient classrooms, and professional technology.

Biology Students Gain Valuable Research Experience with Recent NIH Grant
The grant provides $17,280 for full-time summer researchers and funding for student attendance at national conferences. 

Chemistry Students, Local Brewer Launch Local Research Project
North River Hops provides the beer, Marist's School of Science assistant dean Dr. Neil Fitzgerald provides the laboratory

School of Science Students Can Study Abroad at the University of Kent
Marist's School of Science students now have the opportunity to study abroad. Through the University of Kent, located in Canterbury, England, students can take not only a wide range of Biology courses but also other specialized science and research classes, including virology and bioinformatics.


School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Marist College

Students Volunteer for the FIRST LEGO League Competition
Robotics competition offers mentorship, fun, and excitement for Computer Science students.

Students Win at IBM's 2016 TechConnect with CyberSecurity Solution
"We were competing against full-time IBMers," said Mariah Molenaer, one of the group members. "So the fact that our work and research came out on top is significant."

Marist student participates in White House Science Fair
Freshman Si Ya "Wendy" Ni and her team-mates present their prototype for a semi-automatic subway track cleaner to President Obama at the April 2016 White House Science Fair.

Students Excel in IBM's Master the Mainframe International Competition
Thirteen Marist students successfully reach the final round of IBM's intense, skills-based contest.

Providing Opportunities for Women to Excel in STEM Career Fields
Marist's strong technological base and cross-disciplinary approach appeals to women wanting to pursue STEM studies.

Major Companies Key for Technology Partnerships
Computer Science and Information Technology students gain real-world skills and experiences with corporate partners.

New Cybersecurity Minor Offers Essential Skills for a Wide-Range of Disciplines
Students in Criminal Justice, Business, Information Technology, Science and other departments gain real-world knowledge. 


Campus and Student Life

Marist College

Democracy Matters Comes to Marist
A new group on campus, "Democracy Matters," has taken a notable step towards engaging and politicizing a number of Marist students.

Students Achieve National Honors
Marist's "tendency to go global" results in highly-competitive awards and prestigious honors, ranging from two Fulbright winners, two Goldwater scholars, and more.

Habitat for Humanity Spends Spring Break 2017 in Mississippi
Sophia Brana '17 reflects on how three years of volunteering for Habitat shaped her Marist experience.

An Inside Look at Marist's Honors College
The Honors Program attracts students preparing to "Change the World"

Valley Cafe Offers Culinary Delights from Around the World
Tired of the same old lunch? Dining Services offers delicious new options.

Marist Women Attend NYC Women's March
Women on campus share their views and experiences about participating.

Marist's Common Read Creates Common Ground
Wes Moore's "The Other Wes Moore" engages incoming students through literature and discussion.

Marist Student Brings Global Perspectives to the Campaign Trail
Goodman Lepota '18 hones his political management skills interning for Hillary Clinton.

The Marist College Community Walks for Unity
Sarah Gabrielli '18 offers her first-hand account of the Unity Project's march for peace.

The Marist Unity Project Launches
Students and faculty come together to promote campus inclusiveness.

The Marist Community Comes Together to Share Their Stories
ARCO's (Appreciating Races and Creating Opportunities) annual "Share Your Story" event brings out the best from the campus community.

Commuter Students Get Involved on Campus
Office of First-Year Programs offers resources and activities to keep commuters connected.

Campus Ministry: Something for Everyone
Campus Ministry is widely known as the largest club at Marist, and this is no surprise considering all the different activities that are offered. There truly is something for everyone.

Fall Spirit Comes to the Marist Campus
Want to make new friends and get involved? Marist offers lots of choices!

Take Your Writing to the Next Level at the Writing Center
Marist's Writing Center helps students of all majors, minors, and class standings work through the writing process with a helpful eye.

President Yellen Shares Vision
Marist's fourth President shares his thoughts and plans for the road ahead.

Students Gain Access to Cultural Opportunities at Marist in Manhattan
Shannon Donohue '17 explores NYC's art, culture, and food with MIM.

Learning Experiences from Internship Hunting in Manhattan
Shannon Donohue '17 shares advice for finding the ideal NYC internship.

MIPO Offers Student Workers Social and Career Development Opportunities
Students who work at the Marist Poll gain knowledge and skill in communication, research, marketing, and psychology. These attributes are useful in nearly all fields of study, making MIPO one of the most popular destinations for students looking for on-campus jobs.

Marist Poll Thrives on Democracy While Students Gain Essential Career Skills
What's the "secret sauce" to MIPO's national success? Dr. Lee Miringoff credits the excellent work of Marist students.

The Emerging Leaders Program Prepares Students for College Life and Beyond
ELP celebrates 10 years of preparing Marist students for leadership roles on campus and in future careers.

Peer Mentoring Program Helps All New Students with the Transition to Marist
Now in its third year, Peer Mentoring grows significantly as first-year students and transfers benefit from friendly support.

Career Consultation Day Offers Advice and Inspiration to Students
Sophomore Sarah Gabrielli shares her first-hand experience of participating in this helpful career services event.

Career Planning and Decision Making Course
Enrollment in the Academic Learning Center's popular 1-credit class for all students reaches an all-time high.

Finding the Fit: Transfer Students Feel Welcome
These students may have started college elsewhere, but Marist is now called home.

Eating Local a Priority for Marist's Dining Services
From composting to locally sourced ingredients, Sodexo embraces environmentally sustainable measures.

Fulbright Recipients Speak of their Experiences
Marist alumni return to campus to inspire the next generation of student scholars.

Marist's Spring Career and Internship Fair
Students from all class years and majors benefit from professional explorations and conversations.

The MAAC Basketball Tournament: It's More than Athletics!
Cheerleaders, Dance Team, and the Marist Band shine in the spotlight.

The Marist Band Celebrates 30 Years of Growing a Love of Music and Performance
From humble beginnings to a state-of-the-art building, director Art Himmelberger's commitment has kept the beat strong. 

Undergraduates Shine at 2016 CURSCA Research Presentation
Students from all majors showcase their scholarship and creative endeavors during this popular year-end event.

Marist's 26th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day
Students, faculty, and members of the local community come together for an evening of reflection.

1,000 Undergraduate Musicians from Maine to Virginia Converge on Campus
Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma host the 2016 North East District (NED) convention at Marist College.


Marist-LdM Branch Campus in Florence, Italy

Marist-LdM Florence, Italy Branch CampusStudy Abroad Students Take Advantage of European Excursions
With the help of Marist's campus in Florence, Italy, through the Lorenzo de'Medici (LdM) Institute, Marist students have the opportunity to receive two free trips throughout Europe.

Study Abroad Students Learn Valuable Lessons Teaching English
Learn about the Marist-LdM students who choose to serve as volunteer English-language tutors to local schoolchildren in Florence, Italy - and have a memorable time gaining classroom experience.