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Encyclopedia > State University of New York at Old Westbury

State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Established 1965
Type Public
President Calvin O. Butts
Provost Patrick O'Sullivan
Students 3,000
Undergraduates 3,000
Location Old Westbury, New York, USA
Address Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
Campus small town
Colors Green and White
Nickname Old West, Ole West, Old Dubs, O Dubya, O Dubs, O.W., COW
Mascot Panther
Affiliations State University of New York system
Website http://www.oldwestbury.edu

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury is a university college that is part of the State University of New York system. The college is located in Old Westbury, New York, with portions of the college overlapping into the town of Jericho, New York. With 3,000 plus students, SUNY Old Westbury serves as the only public liberal arts college on Long Island. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III (1949 - ), is the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York and President of The State University of New York College at Old Westbury. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Old Westbury is a village located in Nassau County, New York. ... “NY” redirects here. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... Old Westbury is a village located in Nassau County, New York. ... Jericho is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ...

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History

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury was founded in 1965 by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. It began in 1968 at Planting Fields, the former Coe Estate and arboretum located in Oyster Bay, New York. In 1971, the College moved to its present Old Westbury site in Nassau County on Long Island — an estate, known as Broad Hollow, formerly owned by agriculturist, industrialist, sportsman and philanthropist F Ambrose Clark. Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Planting Fields, estate of William R. Coe, Oyster Bay, New York . ... Oyster Bay is the name of a hamlet and census-designated place on the North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County in the state of New York, USA. The hamlet is also the site of a station on the Long Island Rail Road and the eastern termination point of... “NY” redirects here. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Nassau County is a suburban city county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Map showing Long Island; to the north is Connecticut and to the west are New York City and New Jersey. ... For other persons of the same name, see Ambrose Clark. ...


Academics

SUNY College at Old Westbury's students have 45 different degree options to choose from that helps to complement a liberal arts education.


The “small college” atmosphere of Old Westbury is best witnessed in class, where there is one faculty member for every 18 students. Of the College’s 122 full-time professors, approximately 80 percent hold the highest degree in their discipline. Seven members of the faculty have been named Distinguished Teaching Professors and another three have been named Distinguished Service Professors by the State University, which are among the highest ranks available in the University system.


While foremost among the goals of these researchers, writers, and teachers is the education of their students, Old Westbury faculty members are actively engaged in research, publication, and public service. In the 2004-05 academic year alone, the College generated some $2.6 million in research and service funding from such sources as the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Long Island Community Foundation.


Evidence of the success of faculty in educating its students can be found in the successes of Old Westbury's students and graduates. In 2005, the research efforts of a chemistry major were honored at a national student research conference in Dallas, Texas. Then, graduates of the School of Education earned certification at a rate of 93 percent as they moved into their teaching careers. Lastly, in the most recent results available, graduates of the accounting program sitting to take the CPA exam for the first time passed all the sections they took at rates higher than all other colleges on Long Island, the fifth time in the past six years they have done so.


Academic offerings are housed in three different schools. The School of Arts and Sciences is home to the following departments: American Studies/Media & Communications; Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Physics; English; History and Philosophy; Mathematics, Computer and Information Science; Modern Languages; Politics, Economics and Society; Psychology; Sociology; and Visual Arts.


The School of Business is composed of the Accounting and Business Law Department, the Finance and Business Economics Department, and the Management, Marketing and Information Systems Department. The College is also home to a School of Education.


The College's current president is Calvin O. Butts, III. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III (1949 - ), is the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York and President of The State University of New York College at Old Westbury. ...


Four Credit System & Four day school week

Old Westbury differs from most schools in that its credit system is based on four credits instead of three. This allows for students to complete their degrees with fewer courses than they would if they were to attend a three-credit school. However, this proves to make transferring out of SUNY at Old Westbury quite difficult.


The college is also unusual in that its normal school week runs on a Monday through Thursday schedule, instead of Monday through Friday as at most colleges and universities. Students taking science courses usually have labs scheduled on Fridays.


Student Life & Student Government

Old Westbury's student life is one of the most diverse in the Northeast. While the majority of enrolled students are white, the school has large Asian, Black, and Hispanic populations. A majority of the students who live in Old Westbury's residence halls are minorities and there have been recent complaints by students that the residence halls do not reflect the diversity of the campus itself. Another complaint of students is Old Westbury's lack of student life on the weekends. Since classes do not meet on Friday, many students go home to New York City and Long Island, which leaves the campus with very few students on the weekends. The U.S. Northeast is a region of the United States of America defined by the US Census Bureau. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... New York, New York redirects here. ...


The Old Westbury Student Government Association consists of an Executive Board which includes a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, public relations officer, executive staff officer and a governor of social affairs who is responsible for managing clubs and organizations on campus as well as organizing student activities. The Student Government also has a student senate and a judicial court.


In addition there are many clubs and organizations on campus serving a variety of student interests.


Media And Print

The college's media outlets include Old Westbury Webradio (aired on-line and via FM signal on campus), the College's on-campus television station and The Catalyst - the student newspaper. The Catalyst Newspaper


Marijuana Controversies

SUNY Old Westbury was the home of a large scale and self sustaining marijuana farm. In 2005, a contractor discovered 10 x 60 foot tanks which were used to house seedlings, transplants and adult plants. The growing area was thought to have covered 1,800 square feet.[1] [2] A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ...


Athletics at Old Westbury

In being true to the tradition of NCAA Division III athletics, SUNY College at Old Westbury seeks to offer an athletic program that offers student-athletes the opportunity to participate, learn and excel — both in competition and in class. Special emphasis is placed on the student-coach relationship and the importance of the overall educational experience of each student-athlete is constantly stressed. That education extends to the arena of competition, where Old Westbury’s playing fields are classrooms and its coaches are teachers. The goal in each instance is the same, to learn and grow as students, athletes and people.


The College currently supports ten intercollegiate athletic teams:


Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball


Men's: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming and Diving



Athletic Facilities


The F. Ambrose Clark Physical Education & Recreation Center, aka the Clark Athletic Center, houses a 25-meter swimming pool; a modern gymnasium with seating for 2,000; a complete strength and conditioning facility; and an aerobic workout room complete with state-of-the-art physical fitness accessories. For other persons of the same name, see Ambrose Clark. ...


The Clark Center is the main venue for the Nassau County, New York high school men's basketball playoffs as well as some women's tournament games. The events are shown on major Cablevision TV outlets News 12 Long Island and Telecare, and have helped increase the Clark Center's visibility as one of the prominent community athletic resources in downstate New York. Other Nassau high school basketball events are staged at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University's Pratt Center, north of the Clark Center in the neighboring region of Brookville, New York. Nassau County is a suburban city county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Telecare is the term given to offering remote care of elderly and vulnerable people, providing care and reassurance needed to allow them to remain living in their own homes. ... The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is a private institution of higher education located in Brookville in Nassau County, New York. ... Brookville is a village located in Nassau County, New York. ...


The neighboring Jackie Robinson Athletic Complex, dedicated in 2006, adjoins the Clark Center. It includes a baseball stadium and softball field. The baseball stadium that provides seating for more than 1,000 fans on aluminum benches, with each seat offering an excellent view of the symmetrical field. Two cement walk-in dugouts provide comfortable accommodations for both teams, large bullpen areas are located down the foul lines adjacent to the dugouts, and a press box is now available for game announcers and media personnel. Lights designed to meet NCAA tournament specifications offer one of the few outlets for night baseball in Nassau County. On the softball field, new fan seating, dugouts, and fencing have been installed and the field and diamond itself have been completely refurbished. For the basketball player, see Jackie Robinson (basketball). ...


The College also features two soccer fields, eight tennis courts, and two outdoor recreational basketball courts. Runners in cross country competition train on European-styled courses that traverse Old Westbury’s 604-acre wooded campus.


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College Profiles - State University of New York-College at Old Westbury (868 words)
Old Westbury students learn from instructors who include Fulbright Scholars, a CASE New York State Professor of the Year and recent recipients of awards and research grants from prestigious foundations and institutions around the world.
Old Westbury is an NCAA Division III school, fielding successful teams in men’s baseball, basketball cross-country, soccer and tennis; and women’s basketball, cross-country, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Admission to Old Westbury is competitive; most successful candidates come to it with a strong level of academic preparation.
State University of New York at Old Westbury (221 words)
The State University of New York at Old Westbury was founded in 1965 by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.
It began in 1968 at Planting Fields, the former Coe Estate and arboretum located in Oyster Bay, New York.
SUNY Old Westbury is located in Nassau County on Long Island in New York.
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