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Continuing to Celebrate the College's Class of 2020: Throughout the summer, each of our newsletters will highlight two individuals from this exceptional group of students. Today, we're happy to introduce DuJaun Kirk and Dylan Van Sickell.

DuJaun Kirk, Visual Arts & Technology '20

Recently featured in an ABC News' segment and a Stevens' news article, DuJaun Kirk is graduating with a major in visual arts and technology and a minor in marketing. A series of portraits and interviews, his capstone project Blasculinity is now on view at visualartandtech.net.

"Masculinity and mental health in black men are topics that are disregarded not only in the black community but also in society," says Kirk. "Contrary to these stereotypes, black men are delicate beings like any other flower that exists in the world, and these stereotypes cause harm to the mental health of black men."

Dylan Van Sickell, Social Science '20

Graduating from the social science program with a minor in medical humanities, Dylan Van Sickell used his final year at Stevens to research discrepancies between the rates of veteran suicide in different states. In his Innovation Expo presentation, Van Sickell described his analysis and its resultant algorithm that can help states reduce instances of veteran suicide.

Following graduation, Van Sickell plans to enter the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Duty Infantry.

Carlos Alomar to DJ on SiriusXM

For a limited time, SiriusXM radio will celebrate David Bowie, and his longtime collaborator and Director of the Sound Synthesis Research Center Carlos Alomar is set to guest DJ on Saturday, May 30 at 12 and 9 p.m.

How prepared is the United Sates to vote by mail this November?

In her recent Stevens' news article, assistant professor of social science Lindsey Cormack examined how the readiness and willingness of states to adapt their voting procedures will likely determine whether mail-in-ballots will commonly be used in the upcoming election.

Events This Month

Micro-Dance-Party
with the DJs of Music & Tech

Great news! These parties are now happening on a weekly basis, so be ready to move and grove every Tuesday. 

Get your costumes and backdrops ready for these upcoming DJs and themes. Note that everyone and anyone is invited to stop by and dance their stress away. 

Featured DJ & Theme: Jack Kostelnik's "Nick at Nite"
Prompt: Wear your oldest or most awkward t-shirt/accessory

Tuesday, May 27 — 8:30 - 8:45 p.m. 
Zoom Link; Password: danceitout

Featured DJ: Mario Diaz de Leon, assistant professor

Tuesday, May 27 — 8:30 - 8:45 p.m. 

Midday Mindfulness

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, set aside a bit of time for meditation and mindfulness, guided by teaching assistant professor Lindsey Swindall.

Every Wednesday — 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Zoom Link 

Every Saturday — 10 - 11 a.m.
Zoom Link

Events Next Month

Employment-Ready Résumés

Develop accomplishment statements and learn formatting fundamentals to make your résumé stand out from the crowd.

Wednesday, June 3 — 1 - 2 p.m.
Details for Zoom

 

Crafting Cover Letters

Tailor your cover letters to specific positions, highlight experiences that are not mentioned in your resume, and improve your professional writing skills

Wednesday, June 17 — 1 - 2 p.m.
Zoom Link; Password: writing
Details for Zoom

Writing & Communications Center

Outreach Circle Webinar

In this Zoom-based webinar, assistant professor Lindsey Cormack will be discuss how peer-to-peer connections can be leveraged to increase voter participation in local elections.

Thursday, June 4 — 2 p.m. (EST)
Zoom & RSVP Link

Note: Throughout the academic year, our newsletter lists events under the categories of "This Week" and "Next Week." During the summer semester, these listings will switch to "This Month" and "Next Month."  Expect more events to be announced in the coming weeks.

Announcements & More

 
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Email: theCollege@Stevens.edu
Phone: 201.216.8234

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