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The loss to Iowa in the second round of the NIT was a heartbreaking end to the best season in the history of Stony Brook University’s basketball program. As a longtime season ticket holder, I have been amazed to watch the basketball team climb from being the perennial underdog to three time league champion. Keep in mind that when Stony Brook moved to Division I, they were ranked last among more than 300 colleges which prompted some creative students to make posters that said ”nowhere to go but up!”
Sure, I was disappointed that the Seawolves lost a close game to Iowa, but not demoralized in any way, shape or form. The Iowa team played an incredible game on their home court in front of fifteen thousand supportive fans, but Stony Brook stayed strong and consistently came back from adversity until time ran out.
However, even more important to me as an alumnus of Stony Brook University and a Long Islander, is that the coaches, staff and especially the student athletes on the basketball team are outstanding ambassadors for the University. Win or lose they keep their composure, shake hands with their opponents and prepare for their next academic and athletic challenge.
Intercollegiate sports are an important part of the complete college experience. According to Arne Duncan, the United States Secretary of Education, “Student athletes learn lessons on courts and playing fields that are difficult to pick up in a chemistry lab. Resilience in the face of adversity, selflessness, teamwork, self-discipline, and finding your passion are values that sports can uniquely transmit. Many of those character-building traits are every bit as critical to succeeding in life as book smarts.”
Last year the Stony Brook baseball team “shocked the world” at the College World Series. However, if the Stony Brook basketball team plays in the NCAA Tournament next year, it won’t be a shock, but rather it will be expected. After all, as Coach Steve Pikiell said about his basketball team “You can see we’re going to be good in the future.” I can’t wait to renew my season tickets.
Tom Cassidy (1971) is a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University.
Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine are competing for two grants through the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. Both of these grants will bring needed services to support families fighting cancer in our community:(1) The Creative Arts program will offer an arts program for
our cancer patients in an outpatient setting (2) Camp Kesem will offer one week of sleep-away camp for
children of cancer patients Visit these two sites — voting is permitted only once per day per email address — to help bring these programs to our community: Vote to provide a creative outlet for our cancer patients through
LIVESTRONG’s Creative Arts: http://vote.livestrong.org/regions/7/167-Stony-Brook-Cancer-Center Vote children of cancer patients experience camp in a supportive and fun setting through LIVESTRONG’s Camp Kesem: http://vote.livestrong.org/regions/7/29-Stony-Brook-University Your vote matters!
Clinton Weaver, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Marketing, Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Dental Care Center offers:1. FREE fluoride treatment & oral health education
2. FREE dental screening, cleaning & sealants (if provider finds it is needed) FOR CHILDREN – AGES 1 to 17 Friday, February 1, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
CALL 631-632-8967 between January 21 – 29, 2013 during the hours of
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A parent/legal guardian must come with the
child. Walk-ins will be accepted if time permits. This is a one-time event and will not establish any child as a patient of record at the Dental Care Center. “Give Kids a Smile Day” is part of a national campaign by the American Dental Association to promote good oral health in children who do not have access to dental care. The American Academy of Pediatrics & American Dental Association recommend “First Tooth, First Birthday, First Dental Visit” Directions to Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Dental Care Center: LIE east to Exit 62 North, Nicolls Road, (approx. 8 miles)
Cross over Rte 347, 2nd light is Stony Brook entrance
Make a left at South Entrance (West Campus)
Go around the curve, parking lot is on the right (Dental Care Center) Enter main doors and follow signs for registration table PLEASE NOTE:
Healthier U flyers in PDF format promoting this event are available in Spanish and English. Contact Healthier U for copies. Stony Brook University
With the CDC announcement on Monday, Dec. 3, indicating an early start to the flu season with a particularly severe primary strain; “It is now more important than ever for people to protect themselves and others by getting the flu vaccination,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University and an infectious disease specialist by training.
Source: Stony Brook University Press Release