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Spring Semester 2023



Making History: MaristVOTES is a student-led, nonpartisan effort supported by Marist’s Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership. On March 30, the group invited Marist students, administrative staff, and faculty advisors, as well as local community partners, to attend the first-ever convening of the Hudson Valley Student Voting Coalition.
Collaborating for a Cause: The purpose of the event was to bring the local college community together to raise awareness about, and engagement in, voting issues. Bard College, Vassar College, and local community groups Democracy Matters and Partners for Campus-Community Engagement, all joined MaristVOTES for the inaugural event.
We Want YOU! The Marist Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership encourages students to actively participate in voting, stay informed on issues, and get involved in the community regardless of their political standpoints.
To get more involved visit the Marist’s Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership

Black Alumni Panel Discusses Life After Marist

Learning from alumni: The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) hosted its first Black Alumni Panel. The panel featured five alumni from a range of industries including sports communication, finance, social work, life sciences, and marketing. The panel was moderated by Dr. Edward Antonio, Vice President of DEI at Marist and allowed students to engage with the alumni through a Q&A-style discussion to learn about their professional experiences.
Looking into the future: The Office of DEI organized the event to help students of color see themselves represented within a variety of career fields. It gives students the chance to hear the stories and see the accomplishments of people of color throughout their career journeys.
Learn more: check out upcoming events sponsored by the Office of DEI here.


Sports Comm Student and Professor Published in Academic Journal

The sky is the limit: Not many undergraduate students get the opportunity to have their research recognized in published academic journals, but Andrew Hard's ’23 first byline can now be found in the International Journal of Sport Communication (IJSC).
Here’s the scoop: Hard officially became a published author for the academic journal after being invited by Sports Communications Professor Dr. Zachary Arth to collaborate on a research paper alongside other contributors.
Going for gold: After conducting their research at Marist, Arth and Hard had their paper accepted into The National Communication Association 108th Annual Convention in New Orleans this past fall. From there, the paper moved on to be accepted and published in the IJSC.
Olympic camera time stats: The paper, The Continued Olympic Agenda Shift: A Case Study of the Time on Camera for Men and Women During the 2022 Beijing Olympics, discusses the camera time of men and women athletes in the Olympics with an analysis of prime-time versus non-prime-time coverage.
Go deeper: you can read the research paper here.

Social Media Speaker Series: New York Jets

The NY Jets touch down at Marist: Senior Manager for Social Media at the New York Jets, Perry Mattern, visited Marist to discuss with students a career in sports communications. He gave students insight into what it’s like to run social media accounts for such a high-profile sports franchise.
A playbook for students: Dr. Amanda Damiano, Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Social Media, organized the event. "The Center for Social Media’s Lecture Series provides a forum for professionals and students to come together to discuss industry trends, cutting-edge practices, and social media professions," she said.
A speaker series filled with MVPs: Mattern is the latest in a series of guest speakers invited by the Center for Social Media. Previous speakers have included professionals from LEGO, ESPN, IBM, Beauty Blender, and Marvel Entertainment. This speaker series helps students create connections with industry professionals.

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