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  • Counseling | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    and its environment is the greatest The goal of the Counseling Office is to help midshipmen help themselves The counseling staff addresses all issues that can affect a midshipman s life and performance at the Academy Problems with relationships family communication stress discrimination alcohol and drugs etc are handled in an atmosphere of complete confidentiality No information is shared with others without the midshipman s written consent The records kept

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/academy-life/activitiesservices/counseling (2016-02-14)
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  • Cultural Activities | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Program Waterfront Cultural Activities The Academy is connected to New York City about 20 miles away by excellent train and bus service Most midshipmen master getting around Manhattan by the time they graduate New York City offers unparalleled cultural amenities to students who are curious and willing to explore and many of these resources can be enjoyed at very little expense Popular music theater symphonies operas dance ethnic neighborhoods museums the list of things to do and see goes on and on The Academy Office of Student Activites funds cultural events in New York City and other nearby locations Every year blocks of tickets to leading Broadway shows are made available so that midshipmen may attend such events in groups Other types of trips to Manhattan as well as other cultural initiatives are also supported The Office of Student Activites and Midshipman Council also provides funds for several popular on campus events Since this program is supported by student fees every effort is made to use it for appropriate midshipmen initiated activities For a current list of Office of Student Activities plans and trips click on our Facebook Page Updated Thursday January 14 2016 Contact Us Nicholas A Rachowicz GCDF

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/academy-life/activitiesservices/cultural-activities (2016-02-14)
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  • Land Hall | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    the site of the Office of Student Activities which serves as the focal point of many extracurricular and recreational activities The building contains club and meeting rooms and is used for informal dinners and parties Land Hall also houses the Midshipman Pub on Wednesday evening Reserved space is avalible for any registered student organization in this building Contact the Office of Student Activities for more information Updated Wednesday September 30

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/academy-life/activitiesservices/land-hall (2016-02-14)
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  • Midshipmen Clubs | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    the Trident Scuba Diving Club Other choices abound Land Hall the student center is the heart of the activities program and provides space for midshipmen to gather and pursue their interests A Midshipmen Council composed of elected students midshipman officers and volunteers helps plan social events and activities Students can participate in Academy publications which include Hear This the student newspaper and Midships the award winning yearbook The Academy also

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/academy-life/activitiesservices/midshipmen-clubs (2016-02-14)
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  • Physical Fitness Program | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    program that develops and maintains the flexibility aerobic endurance and muscular strength needed to perform the tasks required and to counter the mental stress associated with maritime naval and military service Midshipmen must meet and maintain the physical standards described below from entrance to the Academy through graduation Physical Fitness Assessment PFA This consists of a series of strength and endurance events to measure an individual s physical fitness in relation to their age and gender The three events are curl ups push ups a 1 5 mile run walk or 500 yard swim During the academic year there are three or more scheduled PFAs administered to the Regiment Physical Excellence Program PEP A midshipman or plebe candidate who fails the PFA and or body fat requirement will be required to participate in the Physical Excellence Program The PEP is a remedial physical training and dietary nutritional guidance program designed to assist midshipmen in passing the PFA and bringing their body fat percentage to within Academy standards Intramurals Over a four year period midshipmen are expected to participate in varsity athletics club sports or intramurals The Academy encourages this participation to help midshipmen remain physically fit learn from the challenges

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/academy-life/activitiesservices/physical-fitness-program (2016-02-14)
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  • Sponsor Program | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Services Spiritual Life Sponsor Program Waterfront Sponsor Program About The Plebe Sponsor Program is designed to provide 4th class Midshipmen with an avenue to form friendships and gather support beyond the formal Academy enviroment Rigorous Academy standards can tax even the best of spirits producing feelings of stress loneliness homesickness and doubt As a Midshipman sponsor you will be able to provide Midshipmen with a support network during their first year at the Academy This network will assist them in facing academic athletic and regimental challenges As a sponsor you serve as the Midshipman s friend and advisor providing a caring environment for relaxation away from the pressures of the academy You may participate as a sponsor if you meet the following criterea Active Retired Reserve officer in the U S Armed Forces Alumnus of a federal service academy Staff or faculty member of the U S Merchant Marine Academy GS7 or above Parents or current or former Midshipmen Obtain special approval from the Commandant of Midshipmen For more information on the Sponsor program please contact Nicholas Rachowicz Director of Student Activities rachowiczn usmma edu Updated Wednesday September 30 2015 Contact Us Nicholas A Rachowicz GCDF Director of Student Activities

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/academy-life/activitiesservices/sponsor-program (2016-02-14)
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  • Feedback | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    are here Home Feedback Please provide feedback on the content of this page or the entire site by completing the form below If you have a specific question on a DOT program or resource please use the contact information provided on the web page I d like to provide feedback on the Entire site Previous page Title Activities and Services Link https www usmma edu academy life activitiesservices overview Message

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/feedback?title=Activities%20and%20Services&url=https%3A/www.usmma.edu/academy-life/activitiesservices/overview (2016-02-14)
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  • Director | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    for an actual performance of the Ringling Bros Circus After gaining fame in many tours and festivals the Band was chosen in 1971 to march in the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena California Today former members of that band serve as music educators department chairpersons school principals and as professional playing musicians in major symphony orchestras throughout America Captain Force has written many articles on music for magazines and is also an arranger composer He was commissioned by the State of New York Bicentennial Commission to compose a Cantata for Chorus and Band based on the Inauguration of George Washington in 1789 He was subsequently commissioned by the State of New York to compose a second Cantata based on the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr which received its premiere in 1986 Captain Force is a prolific writer whose articles have appeared in The Instrumentalist Musical America BD Guide and several other publications He is the author of the book British Band Concepts in America and is frequently called on to give clinics and guest conduct throughout the U S and Europe The NY Times called him a human encyclopedia of military ceremonial and musical data Amongst the Bands he has conducted are the US Marine Corps Band The President s Own The Band of the Black Watch The Band of Her Majesty s Grenadier Guards and Her Majesty s Welsh Guards The Band of Her Majesty s Royal Marines and The Dutch Royal Military Band as well as numerous College University and High School All State Festival Bands Captain Force currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the World famous Goldman Memorial Band who s home is at the Damrosch Park in the band shell at Lincoln Center in New York City This professional

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/band/director (2016-02-14)
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