Six Years Since Graduating From Lehman

I attended Lehman College from 2003 to 2007. I still cannot believe it has been 6 years since I sat on the Lehman baseball field, sweating from the intense heat in a black cap and gown decorated in honor cords and medals. That was one of my proudest moments and a day I'd never forget.

When I walked into the halls of Lehman's Gillet Hall as a freshman straight out of Stevenson High School in the Bronx, I wasn't sure where I would be or what I would become in four years. Upon my first class, I...

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My Home Close to Home

I have been a Lehman College student for 8 years now (where does the time go?)!  I earned my Bachelor's degree in Social Work and am now pursuing my Master's degree also in Social Work (Lehman graduating class of 2013).

Lehman has been a wonderful place for me. I appreciate the assistance of all the professors who have always been willing to go the extra mile to help.  They're dedicated to their profession and passionate about their work. It's a beautiful feeling to meet people that are living...

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2012 Commencement "Behind the Scenes"

This past May, we successfully captured and broadcast Lehman College’s 43rdAnnual Commencement ceremonies.  It was a huge collaborative effort between our staff, our interns and students, BronxNet, and Lehman's Building and Grounds department.  A special thanks also goes out to Chris and Roberto from Sony and their last minute help with our flight pack, and also to Cliff from Profoto for developing a lighting solution.

Would you like to know how it all came together?  If so, then come check...

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Transfer Student Blues

I am a transfer student from Bronx Community College. My major is Social Work and my minor is History. When I first came to Lehman, I thought that everything would run smoothly because I did my research and Lehman was a good school. I learned that if you want something, you better make some noise because I was tired of being told "that is how things are" or "there is nothing else to be done."  Attending Lehman College has had a definite impact on my public speaking skills. I have learned how...

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Cheated But Not Robbed

I am in an auditorium of Fordham University, sitting in one of the front rows. I sit in my silky white gown, feeling anxious of what I have to do- give a valedictorian speech in front of the audience filled with school faculty members, proud parents, family members, and friends. But though I was nervous, I felt honored to be given the title of the top student in my high school senior class  And if that was not enough, I was accepted into three of my desired colleges, Maryland Institute of...

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Sweet Dreams and Happy Graduation Counselor Education/School Counseling Class of 2012 and Welcome Class of 2016!

What a year it has been. We started off with the Class of 2012 immersed in readying their school counseling program websites, school counseling curriculum classroom lessons, school counseling brochures, and digital bulletin boards while busy in internship sites in K-12 schools in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, and beyond. To see what they look like, check out Lehman Counselor Education/School Counseling '09 alum Lisa DeMauro's Manhattan middle school counseling program website at: htt...

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Obscura, Spring 2012

obscura spring 2012Obscura, the literary magazine of Lehman College is edited and produced by Lehman students, and solely features the writing, artwork, and photography of our students and alumni.

The Spring 2012 issue is now available. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the magazine, contact the Department of English at 718-960-8556, or stop by Carman Hall, Room 302.

This issue also features work by two high school students, as a result of our growing partnership with the NYC Lab School for...

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Black Beauties

 

 
Abebi and Donna Gibson; Coco and Breezy Dotson

One of the few well-known black tattooists in the U.S., Miya Bailey is worried about the plague of scratchers defacing African-Americans across the country, Lil Wayne being the limit case for bad body art. In the documentary “Color Outside the Lines” by Artemus Jenkins, Bailey introduces a generation of black artists rectifying this problem. To stand out on dark skin, they explain, tattoos need to be large, with bold lines and what artist...

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Writers Beware: The Collateral Damage of Linsanity

Now that Jeremy Lin has come down to earth, and the Knicks have shown themselves to be nothing more than playoff hopefuls this year, there remain two  lessons to be learned by student and professional writers alike.

With the rise of Jeremy Lin, who could ignore the pun frenzy in the media: "Linsanity"; "The Lin Dynasty"; "Lin-Diesel"; a virtual smorgasbord of puns! A headline writer's dream.

Until it became careless, unprofessional, and irresponsible. An ESPN writer was terminated for writing...

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I'm going to miss this place...

In 2006, I was graduating from another college with my associate's degree. With no real plan other than the idea of wanting to study journalism at Lehman College, I honestly couldn't wait to begin my journey. Many people would think I am saying this to boost egos--but I've had some of the best professors, my most favorite being Professor O'Hanlon. I took about three or four courses with him, and learned so much that I try to incorporate into whichever field of journalism I pursue. Each time a...

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What it takes to be a teacher...

Becoming a teacher has always been a dream of mine and it is still mind boggling that I am going to graduate with a MSED in childhood education through the MATH-UP program.  But I have come to realize that just because you have a Master’s degree does not necessarily mean you are a Master teacher. Yes, it’s true that through the Master’s program, we are building the foundation needed to be able to teach children, but it is a totally different ball game when you are actually in front of a class...

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Not Just A Former Athlete

So I certainly can't take credit for finding out about this story through good old fashioned journalistic know-how and fact gathering, but it's one that I felt deserves sharing nonetheless (hat tip to Lehman head track coach Lesleigh Hogg for sharing).

The term student-athlete is often thrown around by institutions of higher learning as a nice marketing term to insist that those who dedicate so much of their time and effort on the playing field are also dedicated students.  It might be a...

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Lehman Studios Live - The Bacon Brothers

The Bacon Brothers Performance at Lehman Studios

The Multimedia Center is about to celebrate its second anniversary as a wonderful new resource for Lehman and CUNY students and faculty. The MMC (as we call it) is a state-of-the-art facility that supports teaching and learning for the next generation of journalists, audiovisual creators and digital media producers. This post shares one of many highlights of our program and activities over the last year. 

Sponsored by Lehman’s City and the Humanities Program, the Bacon Brothers came to the...

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Library Exhibit: Above the Underground Railroad, Stories in Quilts and Canvas

QuiltDuring  the Antebellum period, enslaved peoples in the South traveled North to escape bondage. They were guided along the way through coded messages directing them to abolitionist sympathizers, safe houses, and secret  routes.

Inspired by his African American heritage and traditions, 4th  generation quilter, painter and sculptor Robert Charles Hudson explores  the Underground Railroad movement. Using the mixed media of abstract art and hand sewn quilts, we see in Hudson's work symbols and...

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Lehman Theatre Majors Intern in NYC This Spring

theatreThis winter/spring 2012, three Lehman theatre majors can be found in Manhattan, Bronx, and Brooklyn in exciting internships with some of the biggest names in theatre and television.  In January, sophomore Kelvin Veras began an internship with Jujamcyn Theaters, the owner/operators of five Broadway theaters including the St. James, Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, and Walter Kerr.  A Theater Operations intern, Kelvin spends two full days at Jujamcyn's main office and assists the...Rea... Read More »
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What's Up in Dance

Brittany WilsonThere has been a lot of activity in the Dance Program recently!

The program has quadrupled in size since the 12-credit Dance Minor was approved in 2007.  In 2008, we added a 51-credit Dance/Theatre B.F.A. and just last year a 42-credit Dance B.A. 

All our faculty are working professionals as well as experienced teachers with expertise in a variety of areas, including: modern, ballet, Afro-Caribbean, tango, tap, improvisation, choreography, yoga, dance history and Laban Movement Analysis. 

Our...

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Academic Advising

While I carry many different responsibilities as an Academic Advisor: technology projects, teaching in-service coursework, writing, committee work, etc., my favorite part of my job is the part described by my title. I enjoy advising students.

Much of my time spent with students is focused on helping them to choose courses that fulfill their graduation requirements.  Sounds simple? Yes, but only sometimes. Sometimes a student will need to talk through various alternatives—for example, choices...

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What Makes Counselor Education/School Counseling at Lehman Special

Hi everyone and Happy National School Counseling Week!

I am honored to be the first School of Education faculty blogger for CUNY Lehman College. The Counselor Education/School Counseling Program is in the Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education Department and our department office is Carman Hall B-20.  What makes our program special includes our focus on transformed school counseling and college and career access/readiness/success for all K-12 students. Professional School...Read... Read More »
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