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Apr 18 2014

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service

Apr 17 2014

Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues

Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 25 2014

Relay For Life of NYIT

Apr 25 2014

The Source

Apr 25 2014

SOURCE 2014

Apr 27 2014

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Expo

Apr 27 2014

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Honors Reception

Arthur O. Eve HEOP

What is the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)?

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New York Institute of Technology’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is a comprehensive program, jointly sponsored with the state of New York, to assist in providing access for all New Yorkers to the state’s private colleges and universities. The Arthur O. Eve HEOP was established in 1969 by the New York State Legislature (Section 6451 and 6452 of the Education Law). The Higher Education Opportunity Program has been in existence at New York Institute of Technology since 1970.

Arthur O. Eve HEOP helps assist students who, because of financial and academic hardships, would otherwise be unable to earn a college degree. An important part of NYIT's mission is to provide educational opportunity to all qualified students, and Arthur O. Eve HEOP helps to make that possible.

Depending on your needs and circumstances, the program can offer you financial assistance for tuition, books, transportation, and some personal expenses. In addition, you will receive academic and personal counseling, study skills training, tutoring, and career counseling from NYIT student services professionals.


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Dec 11 2013

Hot Meals on a Cold Day

It is very easy to see that the homeless population of New York City is on the rise. We see it every day in the area surrounding NYIT’s Manhattan campus.  According to a recent report from the Coalition for the Homeless, NYC’s homeless population is at its highest rate since the 1930s, with a record being set this June of over 52,000 people, with 22,100 of them being children, seeking refuge in New York City’s municipal shelters. While we walk past many of the city’s homeless on our daily commute, rarely do we stop and really think about their circumstances. Charitable organizations like the Church of St. Paul the Apostle’s soup kitchen provides a very important necessity to many of the city’s homeless, a hot meal. Not everyone who utilizes the soup kitchen is homeless, but they certainly are appreciative of the kindness. Students from Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society have been volunteering at the soup kitchen for the past 2 years. They do this as an ongoing community service event every semester and also as a way to annually take part in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week.  On Tuesday, November 19th a new group of volunteers went to the soup kitchen, which brought about brand new reactions to the day. XAE Treasurer Nusrat Lima describes her visit to the soup kitchen below.
 
 “This was my first time ever going to a soup kitchen and I was excited despite the cold weather.  I met two kind senior citizens while making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They have been volunteering in the soup kitchen for more than a decade.  After all the sandwiches were packed by Sadia (XAE Secretary) and myself, we got ready to serve whoever came through St. Paul's door. I was stationed as a server for pasta and meatballs. I was really surprised to see a young girl who looked my age in the line for food. When I saw her enter the soup kitchen at first I thought she was a student from another college coming to help out, but to my surprise she was the one who needed the help.  It was shocking to see someone so close to my age at a soup kitchen. It made me wonder what her circumstances were and if she was part of the growing number of homeless in the city. It made me feel sad for that brief moment. Honestly, even though it wasn’t easy, this was a great experience and I recommend everyone to go out and give a little of your time to helping out the less fortunate.”

Coalition for the Homeless. (2013) Figures for homelessness in New York City retrieved from http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/basic-facts-about-homelessness-new-york-city

Dec 11 2013

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

It was “peanut butter jelly time” on Thursday, November 14th when members of Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society organized a sandwich making party. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were made to be delivered to New York Common Pantry, an organization whose mission is “to reduce hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency”.  Even more students turned out than were expected, and within 30 minutes all the sandwiches were made! Many thanks to everyone who came by to lend a hand. If you would like to host your own sandwich making event or find out more about New York Common pantry, please visit nycommonpantry.org.

Nov 07 2013

Painting the Town Pink

Pink Everywhere Campaign and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, October 20, 2013

The members of Students Working to Achieve Greatness (S.W.A.G), along with representatives of the NYIT community from the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing, painted the town PINK on Oct. 20 at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.  For the past two years, S.W.A.G. has helped lead the efforts to raise funds and awareness for this important event, led by President of S.W.A.G. and Resident Assistant Oshane Cooke.  In October they kick start the fundraising and awareness campaign with their PINK EVERYWHERE event.  PINK EVERYWHERE takes place in the student lounge of the 26 West building a week before the walk,  this year on Wednesday, Oct. 16.  The students covered the entire lounge in pink. Even the vending machines turned pink for a day!  They raised funds by selling baked goods, bracelets, pencils, and their one of a kind pink S.W.A.G. t-shirts.  S.W.A.G. had a record turnout this year for the walk with more than 25 students showing up at 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning no less.  Congratulations to S.W.A.G. on its continued success with this noteworthy cause.

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