Produced by the Department of Media Relations & Publications
 

An Introduction to Lehman College

October 31, 2008

A look at some of the opportunities and services available to students at Lehman College.

3 Minutes 4 Seconds

Look for us at the Lehman College YouTube Channel.

This video is also part of the "Lehman on iTunes U":

Students

Get the scoop on what's happening at Lehman. "Campus Life" covers news about the College's events, architecture, student organizations, and more.

Subscribe to the Series

Transcript

00:00

[MUSIC]

MARY PAPAZIAN:

To all of you new freshman and transfer students, welcome to Lehman College. You will graduate not only with a degree, but more importantly with an education.

00:21

RAYMOND FLOOK:

Faculty, staff, administration... We have our representation.

00:31

LYDIA QUIROS:

They can find tutors in different subjects like math, physics, biology, or English, French, Spanish.

00:39

RAYMOND FLOOK:

We have approximately 40 clubs and organizations, and those clubs and organizations range from social interest groups to the campus media to hobbies and interest groups. If they have an interest that they have a number of other friends that also have the same interest, they can also start their own club or organization.

00:56

RICHARD BLOT:

From the point of view of a professor, it's being able to provide students with as many opportunities to study and expand his or her knowledge.

01:07

JESSICA HERNANDEZ:

Students can look at journal articles from any subject: psychology, plant sciences, communications, business... We are subscribed to thousands of journals. So, a student never has to go to Google or Wikipedia, as long as they're a Lehman College student.

01:25

SUSAN HOELTZEL:

The gallery has exhibitions every year, and they're usually six to eight, and what we're offering students is a chance to see contemporary art close to home here on the campus, but also to introduce them to the contemporary art world.

01:41

RAYMOND FLOOK:

It's always important that the students be involved to make sure that their voice is being heard equally along with every other group. Student government is the voice of the students.

01:50

JASON JEREMIAS:

Student conference is an agency for the students; we represent the students and all academic affairs on campus.

02:00

RICHARD BLOT:

They are asked to explore and expand their intellectual horizons and to begin to question things in ways they might not have questioned before.

02:08

AMANDA DUBOIS:

Our students have also worked in Tijuana, Mexico and have been to New Orleans to help victims of Hurricane Katrina for two years in a row.

02:16

JASON JEREMIAS:

We also take on social issues, such as putting together events for the people in Darfur. If you can make change here, if you can be proactive here, then that's going to precipitate into your life outside of this campus.

02:31

MARY PAPAZIAN:

Listen to your own instincts. You'll know what you're excited by, and try something new, and see where it takes you, and don't be afraid if you end up having to change your major. Ultimately, you want to do what is rewarding to you. If you choose something that you enjoy and that really excites you, I have no doubt that you will be successful in it.

[MUSIC]

03:04

[END OF AUDIO]