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    Nazareth College Catalogs
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Overview of People, Services, Campus


 Entries appear in alphabetical order

Administration
American Language Institute
Arts Center and Otto Shults Community Center
Athletics and Recreation
Campus Clinics
Campus Safety
Career Services
Center for International Education
Center for Spirituality
Computing Resources  and Network Access
Counseling Services
Cultural and Social Events
Facilities
Faculty
Food Services
Graduate Advisement and Course Selection Program
Health Services
Housing Resources
Language Houses
Lorette Wilmot Library
NazCard
NazNet
Office of Graduate Admissions
Program Advisement
Registrar
Students
The Surrounding Area
Writing Center 

Administration

Nazareth College is led by President Daan Braveman, who was appointed the ninth president on July 1 2005. President Braveman works closely with the College’s board of trustees, a governing body made up of alumni and benefactors, to manage the College, formulate and determine general policies, create and appoint committees, and develop an atmosphere in which learning can take place most effectively and dynamically.

Nazareth College comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health and Human Services, and School of Management. Each of these academic sections is led by a dean. The administration of graduate programs is the responsibility of the deans working in cooperation with the vice president for academic affairs, department chairpersons, directors of individual graduate programs, members of the Registrar’s Office, and other members of departments having approved programs among the graduate offerings. 

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American Language Institute

The American Language Institute (ALI) at Nazareth College is a language and cultural immersion program for international students and faculty, foreign professionals, and members of the greater Rochester international community. Our goal is to prepare our students with the academic language skills and cultural and communicative competency to successfully reach their goals, whether it is acceptance into an undergraduate or graduate degree program or overall improved written and verbal communication for business, professional or personal objectives.
The ALI offers flexible scheduling options, designed to meet the diverse needs of international students. Our Academic Intensive English (AIE) program is a year-round program, with fifteen or eight-week sessions offered in the spring and fall semesters, and a fifteen-week semester in the summer. In addition to the year-round AIE, we also offer our Special Summer Program, which includes three, five, and seven-week sessions for students at all proficiency levels. All programs include 20 hours a week of classroom instruction, licensed access to our online English-language learning program and use of the facilities in the Emerson Language Lab, international exchange with students from around the world, and weekly activities and field trips in and around the Rochester area.

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Arts Center and Otto Shults Community Center

For more than 40 years, the Nazareth College Arts Center has inspired students, educators, visual and performing artists, and audiences of all ages to create, study, and experience the visual and performing arts.

The Arts Center serves the campus community as well as the greater Rochester community. Auditions, art classes, art exhibitions, music lessons, recitals, fundraisers, lectures, community theatre productions, camps, workshops and graduations are held at the Arts Center.

The Arts Center includes the state-of-the-art Callahan Theater, the Gerald G. Wilmot Hall of Music, a rehearsal hall, a $1 million scene shop, a performance studio, two gallery spaces (the Arts Center Gallery and the Margaret Colacino Art Gallery), Peace Theater, Masters Family Community Theater, and the Lipson Patrons Lounge.

The Arts Center is home to the College’s academic departments of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts, which present exceptional theatre productions, musicals, opera, recitals, and art exhibitions each year.

The Arts Center also serves as the home of Rochester Children’s Theatre and Bach Children’s Chorus, as well as the performance home of Rochester City Ballet and Garth Fagan Dance.

The Arts Center’s annual Subscription Series presents exceptional performances in concert dance, authentic international entertainment, family programming, and special events for the Nazareth College community as well as the general public.

Full-time graduate students at Nazareth College with valid ID receive one free ticket per performance for the Subscription Series events. (Some restrictions apply for Garth Fagan Dance performances). Part-time graduate students at Nazareth College are eligible for one free ticket per semester.

The Shults Center houses a gymnasium, fitness center, swimming pool, racquetball courts, bike shop, student union, conference rooms, bookstore, and a snack bar that opens daily and in the evening when classes are in session.

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Athletics and Recreation

Nazareth’s 24 undergraduate intercollegiate teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are members of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference.

Athletic facilities include the 2,200 seat Golden Flyers Stadium Complex, all-weather track and fitness center, oversized gym, racquetball courts, dance studio, swimming pool, playing fields, tennis courts, and cross-country course. For students who enjoy competition on different levels, there are many intramural teams, recreational facilities and a fitness center free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

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Campus Clinics

Students in the School of Health and Human Services gain experience in Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, Brain Injury, Language Literacy, Auditory Processing, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Play Therapy Clinics. Interdisciplinary services provide unique opportunities for students to acquire knowledge about other professions and develop collaboration skills. In the clinics, students from the programs in physical therapy, speech-language pathology, nursing, social work, art therapy, and music therapy deliver services under direct supervision of licensed faculty. 

The Nazareth Speech and Hearing Clinics, located in Carroll Hall, serve as training programs for students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate and Speech-Language Pathology graduate programs. The Speech Clinic provides evaluation and treatment services to a diverse group of clients with impairments in articulation/phonology, voice, fluency, language, and auditory processing. The Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic services for people with suspected hearing and auditory processing disorders. Graduate students interested in adult neurological disorders have opportunities to conduct evaluations, treatment, and research in the Brain Injury Clinic. They also often provide therapy in an interdisciplinary mode with students from Social Work, Physical Therapy, or the Creative Arts Therapy programs. The speech and hearing clinical facility has individual and group diagnostic/treatment rooms, and is equipped for direct and video observation for supervision and family training. There is a state of the art audiology suite for hearing and central auditory processing testing. The clinics also provide a number of community outreach services in the areas of speech, language, and hearing for preschool programs and schools in the Rochester area.

The Physical Therapy facilities are designed to support clinical practice with peers, as well as with community members in our on-site clinics. The clinical laboratory is located in the lower level of Carroll Hall, with powered treatment tables and a dedicated water supply for hydrotherapy equipment and contemporary physical agents. The largest section of the laboratory houses rehabilitative equipment and is used for the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular classes. In the physical therapy clinics and wellness programs, as well as the interdisciplinary clinic, students experience the opportunity to provide a wide range of interventions to community members. Under the supervision of faculty and community therapists, students examine, evaluate, treat, and educate patients and their families to develop improved functional mobility. Several other community-based clinics, including Hickok Brain Injury Center and Centro de’Oro, allow physical therapy students the opportunity to provide services to under-served clients in the community, while fulfilling course requirements.

Research Laboratory with Motion Analysis System: On the main floor of Carroll Hall, there is dedicated research space. This space includes 9-camera, 3D motion analysis system, a private treatment area, anarea for data processing and analysis, as well as space for faculty and student research collaboation. Through the use of specialized cameras, pressure sensitive forceplates, and sensors to measure muscle activity, faculty and students can assess individuals engaged in any type of movement activity for clinical research purposes. This information can be used to enhance teaching and to advance faculty and student scholarship.

The Art Therapy Clinic is housed in the Creative Arts Therapy Department. It is an interdisciplinary clinic and dovetails with speech/language therapy, physical therapy, music therapy, and social work. The Art Therapy Clinic offers a confidential setting for the therapeutic use of art making and expression of feelings. Through the process of creating art and reflection of the art process, people can increase awareness of self and of others, cope with symptoms of stress and traumatic experiences, and make cognitive, behavioral, and emotional gains. The Art Therapy Clinic functions as a training site for graduate level art therapy interns under the supervision of licensed clinical art therapy faculty. All individuals are assessed in order to proceed in a therapeutic manner most beneficial to the individual. The Art Therapy Clinic serves people of all ages: individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities, and now also offers Yoga Therapy and Art Therapy.

The School of Education Clinic: The Marie Callahan Reading Center, located in Lourdes, is the setting in which elementary and secondary students from the community receive support in learning to read and write during each college term. Graduate students who hold one or more teacher certifications complete the requirements for their master’s degree and additional certification as a literacy specialist. They assess the individual with whom they work to determine strengths as well as needs, design an instructional program to overcome or compensate for those needs, and provide one-to-one instruction.

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Campus Safety

The Campus Safety Department is located in room 021 of the Otto A Shults Center (lower level) and is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure academic environment. Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All Campus Safety Officers are registered security guards (New York State) and provide active security to academic buildings, residence halls, and campus parking areas. All officers are trained in emergency response, crisis intervention, and emergency medical response (CPR/AED, first aid, oxygen delivery). To the entire campus, the Campus Safety Department provides emergency response and notifications, coordination with outside agencies, incident investigation, hazardous waste coordination, vehicle assistance, campus transportation (shuttle), and the campus-wide lost and found. Campus Safety is where you obtain your official NazCard which is needed to access many campus buildings, access computer labs, access the Dining Halls, and check-out library materials. Campus Safety also provides each student and employee with a unique key-chain style transmitter (Security Escort) that can alert Campus Safety personnel for immediate response. The Campus Safety Department is responsible for the enforcement of all campus parking rules and regulations. All students must register their vehicles with Campus Safety each year. Parking permits are $78 per year or $42 per semester and are available in the Campus Safety Office. Parking permit fees include NYS sales tax. This fee will be charged to the student’s account. A parking brochure is distributed to everyone who registers his/her vehicle. The brochure explains all campus parking rules and regulations. Contact the Campus Safety Department by on-campus phone at extension 2850, by off-campus phone or cellular phone at 585-389-2850 or visit our website at http://www.naz.edu/campus-safety.

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services, located in room 111 of the Golisano Academic Center, assists students and alumni with making career decisions, navigating the job search process, and planning for graduate study. Career Services relies on their website to provide students with up-to-date information regarding all programs and services, and students are encouraged to visit www.naz.edu/career-services and bookmark the site for future use. Individual appointments focused on career choice, job search strategies, resume writing, and interviewing may be scheduled by calling 585-389-2878. The Office also provides drop-in hours every weekday from 2:30-4:30pm when classes are in session so individuals can meet with a counselor without making an appointment in advance.

• Job Search - To assist with the job search, Career Services posts job vacancy notices on its NazLink website. NazLink is a service available only to accepted and currently enrolled students, as well as alumni, of the College. Through NazLink students can learn of job vacancies, upload their resumes, apply on-line, and request interviews with businesses, school districts, and health care and social services organizations that visit the college to conduct individual interviews. In addition, annual job fairs such as Teacher Recruitment Day and the Rochester Area Career Expo are planned to assist Nazareth graduates with finding employment, and these events are also posted in Nazlink.

• Career Decision Making - Services designed to assist with career decision making include individual career counseling, use of the Focus computer guidance system, administration of the MBTI and Campbell Interests and Skills Survey, and other print and electronic resources.

• Graduate School - Career Services helps with the graduate school admission process by offering practice graduate school admission tests and connecting students with online resources such as Peterson’s Guide to Graduate Schools and websites with detailed financial aid information.

• Credential Services - Students and alumni may also establish a file of letters of recommendation for use by prospective employers/graduate schools in the Career Services Office.

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Center for International Education

The Center for International Education at Nazareth College is the cornerstone of the College’s unwavering commitment to international education. The CIE is the flagship of global initiatives and activities at Nazareth College. In planning and implementing the College’s international mandate to carry out its global goals and responsibilities, the CIE defines, develops, and supports internationally focused interdisciplinary academic and development activities, study abroad programs, and cultural events. The CIE also serves as an informational clearinghouse and support center for prospective international students and scholars. It offers services for undergraduate and graduate students as well as visiting scholars from abroad. Additionally, the CIE provides a forum through which Nazareth College’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni pursue collaborative interests and projects with partner institutions around the world. Prospective students may call (585) 389-2371, e-mail global@naz.edu, or click on the website: www.naz.edu/international-education/center-for-international-education.

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Center for Spirituality

Nazareth College has long recognized the importance of spiritual growth in the development of the whole person. The Nazareth community is committed to fostering an environment in which individuals are encouraged to explore their own spirituality, dialogue with others, and engage the world around them. Center for Spirituality (CFS) chaplains and student leaders offer a variety of opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of individuals from a variety of faiths and beliefs. There are weekly opportunities for worship, meditation, yoga and community building. Communities on campus include: ASH (Alternative Spiritual Humanists), Catholic Community, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hillel (for Jewish students), MSA (for Muslim Students), Nazareth Christian Fellowship, Protestant Community, and Zen Buddhist Community. In addition, the Center for Spirituality staff assists students from any tradition in making local connections with places of worship. For students of all beliefs, CFS offers programs that foster spiritual development, such as retreats, educational experiences, interfaith dialogue, and one-on-one spiritual direction. CFS also offers a great variety of community service opportunities throughout the academic year, as well as Service Retreats during school breaks. Center for Spirituality Offices, Community Room, Linehan Chapel, and Meditation Room are located on the first floor of the Golisano Academic Center. A Universal Prayer Space is located in the Shults Center. An outdoor labyrinth and meditation garden are located on the grounds behind the chapel. For more information, please see the CFS website at http://www.naz.edu/center-for-spirituality

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Computing Resources and Network Access

Nazareth College meets the instructional needs of the campus community by offering a broad range of information technology resources. These include several computer labs (PC and Macintosh), over 150 computing applications and high-speed internet access including a campus-wide wireless network.

Nazareth offers a number of computer labs for student use. Some labs are designed around specific academic disciplines (i.e. Art, Physical Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy). There are also three labs (Smyth 142, Kearney Lab, CTC Lab) with 24-hour availability. Computer labs and most “smart” classrooms are equipped with a full array of audio-visual equipment for instructional use. Additional computer lab and smartroom information can be found on the Information Technology Services website at www.naz.edu/its.

Students coming to campus with their own computers may view important support information at www.naz.edu/its They may also visit the Technology and Media Services Desk (TMSD) located in the lower level of the Lorette Wilmot Library or call 389-2111. Laptop computers and other mobile devices can access the Nazareth wireless network in all campus buildings and resident halls. Resident hall rooms also feature wired network jacks with full internet access.

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Counseling Services

Counseling Services, a department of the Student Wellness Center, offers short term solution focused counseling in a safe, confidential atmosphere. Services include:

  • Intake and Evaluation
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Psychopharmacological evaluation and medication management (after referral from a counselor)
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Referral to off-campus clinicians for specialized and/or intensive treatment
  • Outreach and consultation to the College Community
  • Psycho-educational programming

Substance Abuse services include education, prevention, and confidential, non-judgmental brief interventions for both individual students and student groups.

We are staffed by two licensed clinical social workers and a licensed creative arts therapist/credentialed drug and alcohol counselor. Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday during the academic year.
 

To schedule an appointment or to inquire about our services, please call (585)389-2887.
 

In case of an after-hours emergency on campus please contact Campus Safety at 585-389-2850. and they will contact the on-call clinician as necessary. For an off-campus emergency call Life Line at (585)275-5151 or 911.
 

For more information, please go to the Counseling Services website:
http://www.naz.edu/counseling-services

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Cultural and Social Events

Nazareth’s reputation in the arts and its excellent facilities provide students with opportunities to participate in an exceptional number of cultural experiences. The Arts Center Gallery and the art department’s Margaret Colacino Gallery host art exhibitions aimed at engaging audiences with contemporary art, including work by Nazareth faculty and students. The Arts Center’s Subscription Series presents exceptional performances in concert dance, authentic international entertainment, family programming, and special events for the Nazareth College community as well as the general public.   Full-time graduate students at Nazareth College with valid ID receive one free ticket per performance for the Subscription Series events. (Some restrictions apply for Garth Fagan Dance performances).  Part-time graduate students are eligible for one ticket per semester.

The Department of Theatre Arts stages at least four major productions each year. Student directed one-act plays and student produced productions are also produced throughout the year. Often the productions integrate students from various departments throughout campus. Nazareth College was recently named the 9th best college theatre in the 2010 Best Colleges, The Princeton Review.

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Facilities

Nazareth’s 150-acre, wooded campus includes more than 20 buildings, from neo-Gothic to contemporary in style. Most buildings are connected by a series of tunnels, so students can traverse much of the campus comfortably during inclement weather.

Instructional Facilities: Since fall 2009, Nazareth has invested $60 million in campus improvements such as new construction, building renovations, and improved technology. Many campus locations are smartrooms, equipped with the latest in learning and teaching technologies. Amid growing demands for allied health professionals, Nazareth’s Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute, opening in 2015, naz.edu/clinics, will double the clinic and collaboration space for health and human services and bring all of those fields under one roof. The building’s design promotes interdisciplinary work among nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, art and music therapy, speech and hearing services, and social work. The proximity and new meeting spaces will facilitate student-faculty research to improve health outcomes and clinical practice.

Addressing President Obama’s directive for increasing the number of graduates in the fields of math and science, Nazareth opened the Integrated Center for Math and Science in Peckham Hall in September 2012. Peckham Hall is a 74,000-square-foot, LEED-certified building that houses state-of-the-art labs and classrooms and incorporates environmentally responsible and resource-efficient technologies to support and encourage cross-disciplinary science and math education, student-faculty collaborative research, and student-focused learning.

Nazareth College’s dynamic learning environment is responsive to the needs of the rapidly changing global workforce. The College will continue to innovate its curriculum and improve its facilities to address these ever-evolving needs.

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Faculty

Students and faculty members connect in and out of the classroom because program directors, advisors, and professors value intellectual interactions with graduate students enrolled in their programs. Eighty-five percent of the full-time faculty members have received the highest professional degree in their field. The adjunct faculty who teach in Nazareth’s graduate programs are respected professionals in their fields who bring valuable information and insights from the profession into the classroom. While Nazareth faculty are active educators, administrators, executives, therapists, health care professionals, published writers and researchers, accomplished artists, and recognized scholars in their fields, their first priority when at Nazareth College is teaching their students and helping students achieve their dreams.

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Food Services

Chartwells Dining Services offers several dining locations on campus, ranging from the popular all-you-care-to-eat dining halls to various retail locations.

The Cabaret and the Roost are located in the Shults Center. The Cabaret features Mondos Subs, offering hot and cold gourmet subs and the Ontario Grill serving grilled burgers, sandwiches and specials. Also available are Outtakes food to go featuring pre-made salads, sandwiches, desserts and baked goods and a variety of snacks and beverages including Coca-Cola bottled drinks and Starbucks coffee.

The Roost, just steps from the Cabaret, is home to made-to-order gourmet salads with a variety of vegetables, fruit and protein toppings. Guests can also create a delicious, healthy flatbread or focaccia pizza and enjoy fresh made sushi, homemade soups and fruit smoothies.

Café Sorelle, located in the Golisano Academic Center features mouth-watering specialty pizza, Panini sandwiches, a made-to-order pasta bar, calzones, savory hot entrees, garden fresh salad bar, Outtakes food to go and a variety of snacks and beverages including Coca-Cola bottled drinks and Starbucks coffee.

Millie’s, located in the Wilmot Library, features Starbucks specialty coffee drinks, fresh baked goods, a variety of candy sold by the ounce, bottled beverages and Outtakes food to go.

Looking for catering? Chartwells catering can design a custom menu for your event. Whether you’re planning a small reception or a gourmet dinner our catering staff will work with you every step of the way to exceed your expectations. All events are artistically designed, beautifully presented and served with attention to detail. For student groups and organizations, Chartwells catering can provide a “no frills” option as a lower cost alternative.

For more information about dining at Nazareth, please visit www.dineoncampus.com/naz.

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Graduate Advisement and Course Selection Program

Incoming graduate students receive instructions regarding this mandatory advisement program following their acceptance notification. This program takes place the term prior to the beginning of graduate course work. In addition to program advisement and course selection, the program includes information on other enrollment requirements (e.g., immunization, ID cards, financial aid) as well as an overview of campus-wide student services. Students are registered into their first term coursework following this program.

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Health Services

Our staff provides primary health care for all registered graduate students. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner and registered nurse in collaboration with additional providers who are on site several hours a week. Refer to our web site for detailed and up-to-date information about our services: www.naz.edu/health-services.

The required Medical History and Immunization form must be downloaded from the health services website (www.naz.edu/healthservices/documents/student-health-form.pdf) or from the new student portal (visit.naz.edu/ug/admitted/). Pages 1 & 2 must be completed by the student and page 3 by the health care provider’s office.

  • ALL students taking 6 or more credits must provide proff of vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or laboratory proof of + blood titer.
  • Students born prior to 1/1/57 are exempt from this requirement.
  • If you have not presented this document to the Student Wellness Center by the start of the semester, your class attendance will be in jeopardy.
  • Health services can provide this immunization to all students for $15 cash or check.


In addition, all students must sign the Meningococcal Acknowledgement statement on page 1 of our health form. Vaccination is not required.

Please call Health Services (585) 389-2500 with any questions. You may mail, email (smaster3@naz.edu) or fax your documentation to us 24 hours a day @ (585) 389-2503.

Graduate students may most easily obtain copies of immunization records from the health center at the school where they recieved their undergraduate degree. Your health care provider’s office, high school or the military (for veterans) are other sources of this information.

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Housing Resources

On-Campus Housing: There is limited on-campus housing available to graduate students. On-campus housing includes free laundry facilities, all utilities, cable, internet, and local phone service. For more information regarding on-campus housing, contact the Office of Residential Life: (585)389-2480.

Off-Campus Housing: There are several private, off-campus housing complexes that are convenient to the Nazareth campus. We do not endorse a particular property or owner. Please visit the the Graduate Services website, www.naz.edu/graduate-student-services, for a list of these complexes and the corresponding contact information.  Students may also utilize Rochester Craigslist as a reference for finding local housing listings rochester.craigslist.org/.

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Language Houses

Three foreign language houses, La Maison Française, Casa Hispana and Casa Italiana, as well as the German Cultural Center, provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the cultures of other countries. Faculty, students, and community supporters of the language houses often organize parties, dinners, film nights and poetry readings throughout the semester for all students - all activities center around the food, music, culture and language of the country the language house represents. La Maison Française is a residence hall for undergraduate students of French; Casa Hispana, Casa Italiana, and the German Cultural Center provide classroom and/or faculty office space.

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Lorette Wilmot Library

The staff of the Lorette Wilmot Library assists and instructs students in the effective use of information systems and resources. The wireless facility, open 105 hours a week during the regular terms, provides a variety of individual and group accommodations for research and study.

The print collection includes more than 250,000 volumes along with over 1,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. Additionally, over 20,000 full-text electronic journals and 80,000 e-books are available through the library’s web site, along with databases and selected reference works for each discipline and program. There are several special collections, including the Rare Book Room, a room dedicated to works by and about Thomas Merton, and the Children’s Literature Room.

The Technology and Media Service Desk provides assistance with IT problems and loans cameras and digital voice recorders for students to use to create multimedia presentations. A media editing lab and poster printing service are also available. The media collection consists of DVDs and CDs on a wide variety of topics. There are color and black & white self-help copiers available on both the main and lower levels.

Our online catalog enables students to identify materials of interest in our local collections, while ILLiad (an online interlibrary loan system) facilitates requesting articles and books from other libraries. Graduate students may borrow materials directly from many Rochester area libraries through the ACCESS program available at the Circulation Desk. In addition, the library offers reference assistance as well as in-class, small group, and individual instruction in the use of information systems and resources.

Further information regarding the Lorette Wilmot Library and Media Center and its services may be obtained through their web site: www.naz.edu/library.

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NazCard

The NazCard is the official Nazareth College identification card for members of the Nazareth College community. The NazCard has the following uses on campus:

  • Dining Dollars (Deposit funds at any Chatwells retail locations)
  • Debit Card
  • Access to Residence Halls
  • Access to Recreation Center
  • Access to Computer Labs
  • Discounts on tickets at the Arts Center
  • Library Card
  • Copy Card

The NazCard can be used as a debit card - NazBucks - at the Bookstore, Library, and at vending machines in Kearney Hall, O’Connor Hall, and the Shults Center.

A minimum deposit of $15 is required to open an account. Opening a NazBucks account or making a deposit to an existing account may be done by mail. Send a check or money order to: Nazareth College, Accounts Payable Office, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. To make a NazBucks deposit in person, bring deposits to the NazCard Office located in the Campus Safety Office in the Shults Center during extended business hours 8:30am to 10:30pm, Monday - Friday. Checks or money orders only, no cash please. Cash deposits are accepted at the Accounts Payable Office located in Smyth Hall, room 42, during regular business hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday. Once a NazBucks account has been opened, additional dollars can also be added at the Library.

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NazNet

NazNet is personalized web technology available for students, faculty, and staff. It is a student’s on-line link to secure information regarding his/her class schedule, grades, financial package, and more. The NazNet system provides a student with up-to-date information faster than traditional mailings.

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Office of Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions, located in the Admissions Center, is the source for general information related to Graduate Admissions and the point of contact when requesting graduate program information, attending a Graduate Program Information Session, or visiting the College to learn about graduate program opportunities. Graduate program applications should be directed to the Office of Graduate Admissions, and decisions about admittance to a graduate program are issued from this office.

Prospective students can contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by visiting http://grad.naz.edu, calling 1-(800) 860-6942, or e-mailing gradadmissions@naz.edu.

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Program Advisement

Advisement, prior to first term registration, is mandatory for all graduate students for purposes of program planning. The Directors of the graduate programs serve as official advisors together with faculty in their respective areas. Not all graduate programs require advisement meetings each semester in advance of registration, so students should consult with their advisor to determine program-specific guidelines.

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Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is located in room 1 on the lower level of Smyth Hall. This office maintains all official student records and verifies completed degree requirements.

In an effort to provide secure and improved services to students and alumni, Nazareth College has authorized Scrip-Safe to provide transcript ordering 24/7 via the Web. You can order transcripts using any major credit card. Current students can request unofficial copies of their transcript at no charge by visiting the Registrar’s Office in Smyth 1.

Current Students and Alumni with NazNet access: follow these steps to order a transcript:

  • Log into NazNet
  • Click on the Transcript Request link under the Student Services Section


Alumni and Former Students who DO NOT have NazNet access: follow these steps to order a transcript:

  • Go to https://iwantmytranscript.com/naz
  • First time ordering? Select “Sign Up” to create an account
  • Students and alumni who do not go through NazNet to place transcript orders will be required to fax, scan/e-mail, or mail a signature page. This is required only once.

Costs

  • $7.50 per electronic transcript sent
  • Additional mailing options available (postal mail or express mail) for an additional cost

Upon graduation, students receive a complimentary, final student copy of their permanent record.

Specific FERPA regulations are published each semester in the Graduate Student Information Guide, and also in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

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Students

In fall 2013, 392 full-time and 397 part-time students were enrolled in graduate degree programs at Nazareth College. Nazareth graduate students are as diverse as the programs offered. They range in age up to 62 and come from 17 states. We also have 13 international graduate students. Minority enrollment for graduate students in fall 2013 was 12.7 percent.

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The Surrounding Area

Nazareth has a cozy setting with culture, situated on more than 150 acres of expansive lawns, shady woodland groves, and landscaped gardens. Climate-controlled tunnels make it easy to get around in inclement weather. Students get free tickets to world-class theatre, music, dance, and international entertainment at the Nazareth College Arts Center. Cross-cultural events on campus include gourmet cooking classes and Italian meals at Casa Italiana, frequent foreign films, Black History Month celebrations, foreign language conversation clubs, and talks by visiting overseas scholars.

Nazareth College is in the charming town of Pittsford, a short walk from specialty shops and restaurants in the village center as well as bike trails and boat rides along the Erie Canal. The campus is seven miles from Rochester, New York state’s third-largest city, known for its colleges and universities (10 in Monroe County alone), important inventions, and innovations in consumer products. Rochester is rich in culture and entertainment, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the internationally renowned George Eastman House/International Museum of Film and Photography and Strong National Museum of Play. The city is about one hour’s drive from Syracuse and Buffalo. Ski and snowboarding resorts are also within an hour’s drive. For more: naz.edu/campus-life

Professional sports teams represent Rochester in baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. Numerous parks, including public beaches on Lake Ontario, dot the city and surrounding towns. Boating, hiking, and campgrounds are a half-hour drive away in the Finger Lakes and there are multiple ski areas nearby. Major airlines, bus lines, and Amtrak serve the Rochester area. Our region has women’s history, outlet shopping, NASCAR races, Victorian gardens, farmer’s markets, and more. Learn more about the area at www.visitrochester.com

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Writing Center

The Charles Mills Writing Center’s goal is to work  with writers to explore and develop their ideas and aid in learning strategies necessary for effective written communication. The center works to support students in all facets of the writing process. It seeks not only to help students succeed on individual assignments, but also to foster intellectual growth over time from writing experience to writing experience.

The Writing Center is available to all members of Nazareth’s academic community (including faculty and staff). These one-on-one sessions are 30 minutes and are free. Hours of operation, online tutorials, faculty resources and other information can be found on our web page www.naz.edu/writing-center. To make an appointment please email us at writingcenter@naz.edu.

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