Articles in Student Life

Celebration of Rhythm Music Series at Proctor’s to Feature Ensemble Congeros

Local group Sensemaya also will perform

Ensemble Congeros

Calling all music lovers! The second installment of the Celebration of Rhythm series at the GE Theatre at Proctor’s in Schenectady will feature Ensemble Congeros and Sensemaya, two local groups that have taken the word rhythm to heart. The program will take place on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of… Read More

EcoLogic To Hold EarthFest Activities April 24

Annual event is part of Earth Week celebration

In honor of Earth Day, members of EcoLogic, Rensselaer’s environmental student organization, plans to host the annual EarthFest on Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Rensselaer Union patio. The event is free and open to the public. This year, EarthFest will feature information and displays from several student organizations and… Read More

Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity Grant Program Seeks To Improve the Mount Ida Neighborhood

Grant applications due April 22

Phi Sigma Kappa

Earlier this month, members of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity issued a call for applications for the 2015 Mount Ida Community Development Micro-Grant Program funding season. Mount Ida homeowners, landlords, business owners, and not-for-profits are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1,000. The grant can be used for home improvement, historic restoration,… Read More

Rensselaer Inducts New Members Into Phalanx Honor Society

Celebrating student leadership, service, and devotion to Rensselaer and the community


Twenty-three students have been inducted into the Rensselaer Phalanx Honor Society for 2015. Phalanx honors student leadership, service, and devotion to the university, and celebrates those who have “worked to better the standing of Rensselaer both on and off campus.” New members were selected—or tapped—by the student members of Phalanx during a ceremony on March… Read More

Union Speakers Forum To Present Jeffrey Tambor April 16

Jeffrey Tambor

The Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum will present “Performing Your Life: An Evening With Jeffrey Tambor” on Thursday, April 16, in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Tambor is an actor who has appeared in many television shows and movies, including Arrested Development and… Read More

Spotlight Athlete: A.J. Schick

Varsity swimmer is also active member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter


As they say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!” Senior varsity swimmer A.J. Schick may just have his father to thank not only for raising him to be a sound young man, but also for introducing him to what has become one of the best organizations he can be a part of as… Read More

Rensselaer Union Hosts Winter Carnival

Annual event features games, performances, and snow!


The Winter Carnival committee of the Rensselaer Union held the annual RPI Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 21, with the theme of “Avalanche.” “Everyone from the student volunteers and attendees, to the women’s hockey team and the weather were in sync to make this a Winter Carnival to remember,” said Joe Cassidy, Rensselaer Union director…. Read More

Save the Date: STEP Regional Outreach Forum March 7

Dr. Sampson Davis to speak

Sampson Davis

On Saturday, March 7, RPI STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program), with support from the Boeing Company and United Technologies, will welcome Dr. Sampson Davis to speak to regional STEP participants and the Capital Region community. Dr. Davis is a board-certified emergency medicine physician at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He is also… Read More

A Digital Makeover: The Rensselaer Union Launches a New Website

Jordan Simonds ’15 led creation of new site


Many colleges and universities have programs to facilitate student leadership development—but sometimes it is difficult to pin down a concrete example that proves the point. At Rensselaer, a prime example is the Rensselaer Union, a student-run, self-supporting, and self-governing body that controls, finances, and organizes student activities. Rensselaer operates one of a handful of unions… Read More

Fourth Annual RPI Spirit Day Feb. 13

Here’s to Old RPI!


Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff are invited to join alumni around the globe in showing their Rensselaer pride on Friday, Feb. 13, for RPI Spirit Day. Participants can join in the fun by wearing RPI gear to work or class, putting their pride in their Rensselaer connection on display. Past year’s displays of pride included… Read More