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APS Community Reading Program

The Academic Planning Seminar (APS) Community Reading Program is designed to support your transition to Brockport and the broader community. It will introduce you to college level learning and challenge you to consider new perspectives and world views. Investing your time and energy in this program will help you establish a strong foundation for a successful future in the classroom and in the Brockport community. The 2020 Community Reading Program theme is Storytelling.

The Storytelling Project

Through various platforms, we will be share stories of community, perseverance, and passion. We will collaborate with our faculty, staff, students, alum, and local community to present a series of events that will help you connect to campus and consider new perspectives.

You will have the opportunity to not only listen and learn, but also share in whatever way you feel comfortable. The goal of this project is to learn, grow, and connect to the Brockport community through shared experiences.

Upcoming Events

Please note, these events will be hosted through Microsoft Teams. You can download Teams for your computer or mobile device here.

You must login to enter these events. Your login information is your Brockport email and password.

Event Date/Time/Event Link

Dr. Katy Heyning (Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Theme: Advocacy
Description: Please join Dr. Heyning as she tells her story of advocacy that contributed to the success of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that granted the nationwide right to same-sex marriage. 

September 16, 2020 at 7 pm

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Dr. Kyle Green (Assistant Professor, Sociology)

Theme: Passion

Description: Please join us for Dr. Kyle Green's presentation on his passion for sport. His research includes the topics of sport and masculinity, race, and politics.

October 5, 2020 at 7pm
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Dr. Jose Maliekal (Dean, School of Arts and Sciences)

Theme: Perseverance

Description: Please join us to hear Dr. Jose Maliekal's story of perseverance in his journey to becoming a meteorologist.  

October 12, 2020 at 7pm
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Dr. Daniel Goebel (Dean, School of Business and Management)

Theme: Passion

Description: Please join us for Dr. Goebel's presentation on his passion of seeing as many people as possible achieve the American dream. What is the American dream and how does one achieve it?  

October 21, 2020 at 7pm
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Dr. Tasneem Zaihra (Associate Professor of Mathematics)

Theme: Perseverance

Description: Join us to hear Dr. Zaihra's story of perseverance. She will tell us about her journey from India, to Canada, to the US as she studied to earn her PhD. The journey was full of challenges, but she never gave up.

October 28, 2020 at 7 pm.

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Feel free to email us at orientation@brockport.edu with any questions.

Last Updated 5/26/21