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October Alumni Newsletter

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Introducing...the Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni Affairs is pleased to offer a brand new, truly personalized online experience for alumni! The Alumni Community is not only a one-stop-shop for alumni services and information, but it also includes features that allow you to connect and communicate with other alumni according to your interests and affinities. Join the Alumni Community today!

Calling All Project Managers
If you missed last month's Alumni Speaker Series webinar, Project Management 101, you can view the recording on the Recorded Webinars page in the Alumni Community. While you're there, register to join us as a member so you can participate in the Project Management Discussion Group.This forum allows project management professionals to discuss career-related topics with their fellow Excelsior College alumni.

Managing Leaves, Including the Family and Medical Leave Act (webinar)
Human resources professionals will learn about employers' responsibilities with respect to the New York State Paid Family Leave Program, which goes into effect January 1, 2018. Presenters will also provide an overview of other leave benefits including: bereavement, voting, blood donor, and jury duty. This webinar is presented by the SHRM student chapter. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2 -3 pm EDT. Registration required.

Applying the 20 Critical Controls for Risk Assessment (webinar)
It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Dr. Andrew Hurd, Faculty Program Director for Cybersecurity, is helping raise awareness by presenting this CSIAC webinar to introduce attendees to the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Top 20 Security Controls. The "Top 20" is an industry accepted framework for cybersecurity managers to address all elements within and threats to a network. Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12 - 1 pm ET. Registration required.

The Creative Curve: How to Create Breakout Success (webinar)
Jointly hosted by Excelsior's School of Business and Technology and the American Marketing Association New York Capital Region Chapter, this presentation will debunk the standard view of creativity and provide four ways any creator can increase their odds of making a hit. Friday, October 27, 2017, 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET. Registration required.

Scaling the Ivory Tower: Academic Research & The World of Business (webinar)
Dr. Santhosh Abraham of Excelsior's School of Business & Technology will highlight the relevance of transferable skills gained in research that are important within a business setting. He will also discuss the value of research informed teaching in enhancing career readiness among students. Monday, October 30, 2017, 12 - 1 pm EDT. Registration required.

Creating College-Ready Students Through Open Education
Presented as part of the Nyquist Leadership Series, you are invited to attend this live event online where higher education experts will explore strategies, tools, resources, and policies to help traditional and adult learners transition to college and attain higher education success. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8 am - 9:30 am EDT. Registration required.

New Link for News
The Alumni Office always wants to know what's new with you and we have a new process for submitting your Alumni Notes. You can find the Alumni Notes form on the Alumni Community homepage by clicking on the menu at the top of the page. We want to know if you've received a promotion, accepted a job, enrolled in a degree program, or completed a professional development opportunity. Don't forget to share your personal accomplishments, too, such as community service and awards. Submissions may be published in Excelsior College Magazine.

Social Speak
This month, we're asking alumni to weigh in on the age-old autumn debate - apple or pumpkin spice? Share your preference in the Alumni Association Facebook Group. Post your answer using #Excelsiorproud. If you’re not yet a member, join us!

Excelsior on the Road
This month, members of the Excelsior community will be attending the following events: Professional Association of Health Care Office Management Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL; and the IBEW Government Employees Conference in Chicago, IL. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!

Join Our Dedicated Team of Educators
Who better to teach adult learners like you than adult learners like YOU? Excelsior offers teaching, staff, and consulting opportunities at our Albany, NY and Washington, DC locations, as well as at a distance. Explore jobs at Excelsior.