by: Kyle Fennell, SUNY University Faculty Senate Communications Committee
Esports is growing at an unprecedented rate in the SUNY System!
Canton, NY – A few short years ago, SUNY Canton became the first college in New York to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), competing with roughly 40 other colleges and universities in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), after garnering recognition as a Division III Varsity sport at the college. SUNY Canton would open the first collegiate esports arena in the SUNY System, making it one of the largest dedicated gaming spaces in the Northeast. The 1,800 square-foot, $500,000 esports arena houses 25 high-end gaming stations, each equipped with ergonomic gaming chairs, multicolored LED backlit mechanical keyboards, and mice. Home of the first Varsity Esports team in the SUNY System, the arena was designed after a professional gaming space and includes a streaming station for collegiate matches.
Interview with Darlene Schmitt, Associate Director of the SUNY Brockport Counseling Center
By: Darlene Schmitt & Jie Zhang, SUNY Brockport
An interview with Darlene Schmitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Associate Director of the SUNY Brockport Counseling Center which is part of the Hazen Center for Integrated Care.
Service provided: what do you do?
I am the administrative supervisor at The Counseling Center (CC) and also a mental health counselor.
The CC provides clinical counseling services including comprehensive mental health assessments, individual and group therapy, and referrals to appropriate on and off campus resources, to help students achieve their academic and personal goals. We develop and implement programs to educate the campus community about the psychological and developmental needs of students through community-level interventions, outreach programming, and consultation. When needed, we respond to the effects of crises impacting individual students and the campus community.
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