Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Author: Good to Know

Good to Know is a series of posts about Saint Rose, academic and otherwise. Writer Jane Gottlieb works in the Office of Public Relations and Strategic Communications.

Good to know: Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary Turns 20

Twenty years of kindess On his second day at Saint Rose, Sean Butler was lonely. It was a Sunday, and quiet. He walked around campus and, eventually, he heard singing coming from a small brick building along Madison Avenue. “A Mass choir was rehearsing. I poked my head in and they invited me to sing,” said Butler, a freshman studying…

Good to know: Saint Rose improv troupe unpacks crate of surprises

A man goes to his doctor and is dismayed to learn he has a bad case of Bert and Ernie. “Oh no,” he replies. “My Grandpa had that!” “Remember,” his doctor notes, “I am beautiful in every single way.” The exchange continues and makes about as much sense as an earlier one, in which Britney Spears, a janitor and a…

Good to Know: The Massry Center: The College’s most public classroom

Before acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson brought his trio to the Massry Center for the Arts, Tom Bystryk collaborated on a press release, took part in a radio interview and picked up the musician at the train station. “We had a very nice conversation,” said Bystryk, who carefully selected the music, a Mike Stern CD, for the car ride. “We…

Good to know: how Donald Sultan became one of Siena Phelps’ biggest fans

                                                                          “Artists have an impact on the rest of the world in so many ways” – Siena Phelps ’18 Siena Phelps knew she was working for a famous artist, but it was not until she began organizing his collection of books and papers that she saw just how famous. “I saw a letter from Hillary Clinton that said ‘To my…

Good to know: Getting off campus, getting out the vote

      On a recent Tuesday morning on Albany’s Washington Avenue, Saint Rose sophomore Marys Christie watched the foot traffic and had an insight about American democracy. “I was looking at how many people get on and off the bus,” said Christie, who is majoring in political science with a minor in economics. “That means they don’t all have…