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Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Author: Jane Gottlieb

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.

Saint Rose Communications Grad Jackson Murphy ’20 on Lights, Cameras, and College

  By the time he arrived at Saint Rose as a first-year student, Jackson Murphy had won a New York Emmy for his film commentary, appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” twice, and considered Roger Ebert and Regis Philbin his idols. The Rensselaer County native got his start at age seven, providing reviews for Radio Disney. He kept…


Educational Leadership Graduate Examines Challenges and Opportunities for Principals in Saudi Arabia

  As women in Saudi Arabia gain rights, women are helping transform the national educational system. Moneerah Alarefe is one of them. An Arabic-language teacher, she, her husband, and their four children came to the U.S. in 2016 to develop the skills to help improve life at home. Here, Alarefe discusses her decision to enroll in the Saint Rose educational…

Tweaking the Syllabus and Other Lessons from a Pandemic

  When the pandemic forced Saint Rose to move to remote operations in March, Saint Rose professors didn’t just teach the same material digitally. They incorporated the many lessons from the pandemic into their classes – and will continue to do so in the fall. If there was an upside to the experience of living through COVID-19, it was the…

Tenure, Retirements, and Other Faculty Milestones

The annual Saint Rose Faculty Awards and Reception was not held in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the College has announced the milestones. Provost Steve Ralston said his office hopes to hold an on-site celebration when it is possible to gather. Reaching milestones this year: 25-Year Awards Lucy Bowditch, professor of Art History Barbara Ungar, professor of English…

Joe Westlin

How Hard Should Your Video Games Be? Business Professor Asks in Published Research

  Featured Faculty: Joseph Westlin, assistant professor of management, Huether School of Business Saint Rose professors teach their students without relying on teaching assistants. They lead small classes and make themselves available to support their students individually. Many of our faculty members across the disciplines also actively pursue their own scholarly work. Students benefit by attending professional conferences alongside their…