The Sage Colleges - Student Life Newsletter OCTOBER 2013
Student Leadership

New Leaders New York Conference

Over the summer Sage sent two students, Lauren Brady-Haskell and Thearse McCalmon, to the New Leaders New York (NLNY) conference at SUNY Albany. NLNY is an intensive program that instills the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for effective political engagement, community organizing and public service leadership. NLNY is part of the National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Network and is the first and only program in New York which uses the Network's evidence-based curriculum.

During the program, students explore the theory and practice of leadership, learn how citizens shape and influence public policy, and meet role models and pioneers who have successfully entered political life and made significant contributions on behalf of women.

"My experience with the NLNY Women's Leadership Conference is an experience that will be with me forever!" ~Thearse McCalmon, President, NADIE-Native American Daughters in Education, RSC

Pictured in photo (left to right): Paul Tonko, Kathy Sheehan, Gloria Steinem, Barbara Smith and Thearse McCalmon


10.2 RSC, Dirty Weather Report with Stephen Leibo 1:00pm
10.5 SCA, Howe Caverns High Ropes Adventure & Cave Tour 9:00am
10.7 RSC, Pink Hair Extensions for Breast Cancer Awareness 12:00pm
10.9 SCA, Activities Fair 12:00pm
10.9 RSC, A Conversation with Malali Joya on Afghanistan 1:00pm
10.11 SCA, Rollerama - Skating Center 6:30pm
10.16 RSC, Novelist Jill Eisenstadt in Conversation 1:00pm
10.18 SCA, An Evening with Ishmael Beah 7:00pm
10.19 SCA, Family Day 12:00pm
10.20 RSC, "Go Pink" Spa Night 6:00pm
10.23 RSC, Clint Ballinger-Nanotechnology and Sage 1:00pm
10.24 RSC, Halloween Dance Party 9:00pm
10.25 SCA, The Fear In You 5:00pm
10.26 SCA, Ghoulish Gala 10:00pm
10.30 SCA, American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00am
10.30 RSC, "Stepping Toward the Lion" 1:00pm
10.31 SCA, Student Life's Monster Meetup 12:00pm
10.31 RSC, Trick or Treats with Student Life 12:00pm
Welcome our new Director of Residence Life!

New Director of Residence Life

Christopher Oertel joins The Sage Colleges as the new Director of Residence Life. He comes to us from SUNY Adirondack and brings with him many years of experience, including his time at the College of St. Rose as Director of Residence Life. He is excited to be here and welcomes any suggestions you may have that could enhance your residence life experience.

Please take a moment to introduce yourself to him. His office is located above the Student Center in McKinstry (Troy), and in the Student Life Office in the Kahl Campus Center (Albany).

Chris will also serve as the BETA Team Chairperson. The Sage BETA (Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment) Team is a group comprised of Sage administrators from various departments who meet on a biweekly basis to discuss behavioral concerns related to Sage community members. Anyone in the Sage community is able to use the online referral form to refer troubling or concerning behavior.

If you would like to discuss the team and how it works, please contact Christopher Oertel at, or visit the BETA web page at

Coming up in Athletics

Sage AthleticsFear the Chomp Fright Night will be October 9th at the Sage Men's Soccer game vs. Mount St. Mary College at 8:30 at St. Rose's Plumieri complex. Gator fans should wear scary masks or face paint to the game.

Midnight Madness begins at midnight on Wednesday, October 16 in the Kahl gym. Fun activities and prizes to help kick off the start of the Men's and Women's Basketball seasons.

Saturday, October 19th is Gator Pride Day at the Women's and Men's Soccer doubleheader beginning at noon at the ACP soccer field. The group that shows the most pride in being a Sage Gator, will win not only special sideline seating for the second half of the Men’s Soccer Game, but also pizza delivered right to them and a few other special prizes.

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