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April 2019
From Manikins to Murals to Marketing: Seven Stories About High-Impact Learning at Adelphi

Hands-on, high-impact, experiential learning—it's a scientifically proven approach to teaching, and there are countless exceptional examples of it here at Adelphi. It occurs in many forms all across our campus: through world-class student internships that offer real-world experience, our impressive work-study program, and in the sophisticated research that students undertake with their professors in our classrooms, libraries and labs. Many students study abroad to discover different cultures and new ways of engaging with people worldwide. Closer to home, our students gain so much by volunteering within our nearby communities.

This month, I would like to share a few Adelphi examples of high-impact learning with you:

Finally, while I am sharing stories of powerful impact, I want to thank everyone who helped make our recent Giving Day 2019 achieve record success.

Enjoy this special issue!
All the best,
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.
President

Providing more hands-on learning opportunities right on campus

Students interact directly with patients at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders—one of many spaces on campus where students have real-world experiences in their major.
“This is where real learning takes place”
Go inside the simulation lab, where nursing students face challenging situations that require quick thinking and decisive action.
Learning the art of healing . Studio art major Miguel Angel Puentes gained a new understanding of the power and potential of art by painting murals for patients battling serious illnesses.
Phish Story . Students in Intro to Cybersecurity got a hands-on look at how easy it is to exploit technology—and the people who use it—when they were assigned the task of creating and sending mock phishing emails to faculty and staff.
A summer in the wilderness . Sarah Combs, one of the first students in our new five-year B.A./M.S. in Environmental Studies program, is heading to a remote corner of Minnesota to map the first settlements of the Ojibwe tribe. 
Bridging theory and practice at a VA hospital . Marissa Guerrero, a master's student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is applying what she learned in Adelphi's simulation lab to her externship in Manhattan.
Business students add muscle to local gym's marketing . Students in marketing research classes helped solve a real-life problem when they were asked to help an alumnus rebrand his gym.
Merging exercise and education . Now studying for her master’s, Brenna Martini ’18 is helping elementary schools in Hempstead bring physical activity into the classroom. Will that help produce healthier—and better—students?
Research at Adelphi: Teaching science in multilingual schools
The growing number of elementary and high school students in English language programs is challenging educators to develop new approaches to teaching science. A clinical training program created by Adelphi professors yielded a promising look into the future of teacher training. Read about it in “ Speaking the Same Language ,” a feature article in our Academic and Creative Research Magazine .
Adelphi athletes say, “If you can play, you can play”
Adelphi athletics is proud to support diversity and inclusion. As part of that commitment, the Athletics Department and the Center for Student Involvement is holding an inaugural “Pride in the Park” event on April 9, sponsored in part by the Adelphi Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Council and coinciding with a softball doubleheader against Southern Connecticut State University.

Athletics has created a video for the event featuring Panthers from many of the University’s teams. The video—“If You Can Play, You Can Play”—is also a show of support for You Can Play , an international organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Alumni making a difference: Chuck D ’84, ’13 (Hon.)
Chuck D, the rap legend known back in the day as Carlton D. Ridenhour, returns to campus on April 15 for Inside the Artist’s Studio , a conversation with Dr. Perry Greene about the history of hip-hop and Chuck D’s years as the leader of the pioneering group Public Enemy. I thank Chuck for sharing his amazing journey with us!
Momentum Tour 2018–2019
The Momentum Tour swings into New Jersey with an April 9 date in Montclair hosted by Brian McAuley ’61, ’06 (Hon.) , executive chairman of the board, pdvWireless, and co-founder of Nextel Communications. I hope you'll be joining us for this entertaining evening. It's a perfect opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and get the latest news from campus. Additionally, I am so grateful to our 346 alumni donors who helped make our third-annual Giving Day our biggest ever, with a total of $154,000 raised for great programs and causes.