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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 15 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • 3D-printed face shields project awarded IBM Volunteer Excellence grant
  • College mourns passing of Leroy Carlson, longtime AVP for Administration & Finance
  • Works in Progress: Campus construction projects for June 2021
  • SUNY Pride continues this Thursday, July 17, with a Freedom Day program
  • Elting Pool reopens this week for students, faculty and staff
  • From Westchester Magazine: A Native History of the Hudson Valley
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Women's Tennis
  • An early morning partial eclipse
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Checking in with our newest students @newpaltz2025
 

News of the day

3D-printed face shields project awarded IBM Volunteer Excellence grant
The HVAMC helped provide more than 30,000 face shields to front-line workers last spring

College mourns passing of Leroy Carlson, longtime AVP for Administration & Finance
Carlson was a valued campus community member for more than three decades, and helped create resources for colleagues via the Employee Assistance Program

Works in Progress: Campus construction projects for June 2021
Some areas will be closed or reduced-access while we upgrade our infrastructure

SUNY Pride continues this Thursday, July 17, with a Freedom Day program
Join for an exploration of themes related to the celebration of Juneteenth during Pride

Elting Pool reopens this week for students, faculty and staff
Pre-registration through IM Leagues is required for afternoon swim sessions

A Native History of the Hudson Valley
Overview from Westchester Magazine cites multiple SUNY New Paltz faculty

NP Hawks season recaps: Women's Tennis
A dominant performance from the three-time SUNYAC champions

 
 
Robin Weinstein on Instagram
College Photographer/Videographer Robin Weinstein woke up early on June 10 to capture the partial solar eclipse. Definitely worth setting the alarm for an image like this!
See more of Robin's work @robsta_gram, and if you're interested in birdwatching, check out her new project @robinthebirder.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and make a quick and easy appointment

Guide to troubleshooting card access issues during summer session
All campus buildings are card-access-only this summer
Students' access may be suspended if they don't follow COVID-19 testing policies
You can restore access by getting tested or uploading your vaccination info

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, June 21
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

The June WellNYS challenge: Do 21 fun and healthy things this month!
Monthly calendar has suggestions for staying active and present this month

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

The latest from media

How realistic is an electric vehicle in rural Hudson Valley?
Our region is becoming a state leader in EVs, but challenges remain
Times Union, 6/14/21

 

From Our Community

 
Class of 2025 on Instagram
As Orientation gets underway, there's been a flurry of activity over on the independently-run Class of 2025 Instagram account (@newpaltz2025), where new students are introducing themselves and sharing photos, interests, major plans and calls for roommates. We can't wait to welcome you all to campus!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 10 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • New Paltz joins White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
  • SUNY Pride: Town hall with Chancellor Malatras, today at 3 p.m.
  • Gambling, gay marriage and the Excelsior Scholarship: New reporting by recent journalism alumni
  • Join us for Retirement Boot Camp, starting June 21
  • Interested in supporting community entrepreneurs? Become an HV Mentor!
  • Photographers wanted! Students can apply now for a paid, on-campus internship
  • The Progress Report is getting an upgrade next week
  • Still time to see MFA Thesis artwork at the Dorsky this weekend
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A celebration of Dan Guenther's life and legacy, Saturday in Hasbrouck Park
 

News of the day

New Paltz joins White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
A national effort to end the pandemic by providing info and access, especially to younger people

SUNY Pride: Town hall with Chancellor Malatras, today at 4 p.m.
Still time to sign up to join this conversation with the SUNY system leader

Gambling, gay marriage and the Excelsior Scholarship: New reporting by recent journalism alumni
Investigative stories on high-profile issues in state politics

Join us for Retirement Boot Camp, starting June 21
If you are within three years of retirement, this series of informative workshops offers valuable tools to help you plan

Interested in supporting community entrepreneurs? Become an HV Mentor!
New program seeks professionals from all backgrounds and skillsets to join our network of start-up business mentors

Photographers wanted! Students can apply now for a paid, on-campus internship
Practice your craft as a photography intern in the Office of Communication & Marketing

The Progress Report is getting an upgrade next week
You'll be unable to access this document on June 14 & 15 while the changes take effect
New and improved Report will be more accessible and better on mobile devices

 
 
MFA Exhibition at The Dorsky
The final student art exhibition of the spring 2021 semester is on view now through the end of the weekend at The Dorsky Museum. The MFA Thesis Exhibition II features graduate students' art in metal, photography, painting & drawing, printmaking and sculpture, including "Cartesian Creeper," a work in PLA, pearls, epoxy clay and silver, by Claire Webb '21g.
Image from @newpaltzmetal.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Almost time to hit the links! Join us for The Shep, June 14 in Newburgh
The 22nd annual golf tournament to benefit SUNY New Paltz students

Learn more about New Paltz's graduate program in Music Therapy, June 21
Get info about this pathway to careers using music to help others

The Employee Action Form: A streamlined, one-page resource for faculty and staff transactions
With summer comes a busy time for processing employee actions, so the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion shares a reminder about this consolidated form

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, June 14
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

The latest from media

State-run vaccination site moving from Ulster County Fairgrounds to SUNY Ulster campus
The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will remain available on a walk-in basis at the Fairgrounds through June 29
Daily Freeman, 6/8/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Sus Ag on Instagram
Dan Guenther was a pioneer of organic farming and Community Supported Agriculture in the Hudson Valley. He was also an educator who always made time to teach young, aspiring farmers, including on the New Paltz campus, where he helped start the microfarm that's run by Students for Sustainable Agrigulture.
The community will celebrate his life and legacy this weekend in Hasbrouck Park, just a short walk from campus.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 8 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • New York will lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions when 70% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose
  • Come for a hike! The Faculty/Staff Adventure Group is climbing Overlook Mountain this afternoon
  • Graduate program in Literacy Education now offers an online cohort option
  • Empire Knowledgebank: Free, online professional development for UUP employees
  • From the Oneonta Daily Star: Life is a series of beginnings and endings
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Men's Lacrosse
  • Meet the Transfer Orientation Liaisons
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Three siblings, three New Paltz degrees
 

News of the day

New York will lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions when 70% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose
Governor Cuomo signals most industry-specific guidelines will soon become optional
Unvaccinated people will need to continue masking and distancing

Come for a hike! The Faculty/Staff Adventure Group is climbing Overlook Mountain this afternoon
Five miles round trip to see a ruined hotel and a great view of Ashokan Reservoir
Carpool from campus at 4 p.m. or meet there around 4:45

Graduate program in Literacy Education now offers an online cohort option
Teacher candidates can now choose between in-person and remote pathways to certification

Empire Knowledgebank: Free, online professional development for UUP employees
Access a wealth of courses, eBooks and short videos – you just need to apply for a free license to get started

From the Oneonta Daily Star: Life is a series of beginnings and endings
Matthew Frederick '23 (Visual Arts Education) pens his final "Teen Talk" column

NP Hawks season recaps: Men's Lacrosse
A young program looks to build for the future

 
 
NP Transfers on Instagram
Transfer Student Orientation begins today!
Our Transfer Liaisons know the process well - they've all transferred to New Paltz themselves, and share their insights and experiences to help welcome new students into our community. 
Get in touch on Instagram @nptransfer, and learn more here about Orientation 2021
 

Resources, events and reminders

Wednesday at noon: Spiritual Life, Collective Care and Social Justice
A Faculty Development Center conversation about resilience with Rabbi Lori Wynters

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion town hall with Chancellor Malatras, Thursday at 3 p.m.
Register now to join this dialogue with the SUNY system leader

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, June 14
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Children can sign up now for summer literacy tutoring
Virtual sessions led by MS in Literacy Education candidates begin in July

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

The latest from media

Ulster active coronavirus cases down to 38
County hits lowest case number since March 2020, as adult vaccination rate climbs to 70%
Daily Freeman, 6/7/21

 

From Our Community

 
From the Magazine: Family Ties at SUNY New Paltz
And that makes three! We profiled the Sarra siblings - Emily '16 (Communication Disorders), Jeff '19 (Graphic Design) and Natalie '21 (Psychology) - in New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine a few years ago.
Emily told us then that “our stories are very different and our involvements are so varied that you could almost assume we went to different schools. But that is what is so great about New Paltz: It welcomes such a diverse group of people that it becomes possible to follow your dreams, no matter what those aspirations are.”
With Natalie's graduation last month, it truly is the #endofanera for their family! 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 3 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Dorsky Museum to receive NEA grant for upcoming Kate Millett exhibition
  • Assistant Professor Lydia Bright named RSCA Faculty Mentor of the Year
  • SUNY Pride: Students can submit questions now for next week's Town Hall with Chancellor Malatras
  • The Employee Action Form: A streamlined, one-page resource for faculty and staff transactions
  • Tonight at 5 p.m.: SUNY Pride Networking & Career Chat
  • Call for engineering Senior Design projects
  • Pride in Bloom: SUNY's celebration includes events, art and more
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Hidden gems in NY Upstate's summer travel guide
 

News of the day

Dorsky Museum to receive NEA grant for upcoming Kate Millett exhibition
“Life After the Revolution” tells the story of the Art Colony at Millett Farm, which offered women the space to create community and art together

Assistant Professor Lydia Bright named RSCA Faculty Mentor of the Year
Since joining the College in 2016, Bright has provided a research home for biology students studying everything from ecosystems to DNA

SUNY Pride: Students can submit questions now for next week's Town Hall with Chancellor Malatras
The system leader will discuss topics affecting the LGBTQ+ community, June 10 at 3 p.m.

The Employee Action Form: A streamlined, one-page resource for faculty and staff transactions
Summer is a busy time for processing employee actions, so the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion shares a reminder about this consolidated form

Tonight at 5 p.m.: SUNY Pride Networking & Career Chat
Join alumni and professionals from across the SUNY system for a conversation about navigating the professional world as a member of the LGBTQ+ community

Call for engineering Senior Design projects
Faculty and staff are invited to submit design project proposals and work with engineering students in the 2021-22 academic year

 
 
New Paltz LGBTQ+ on Instagram
SUNY's theme for Pride Month 2021 is "Pride in Bloom": A celebration of personal and social growth following an extended isolation, and a commitment to support one another as we work to become our best selves.
Connect on Instagram @nplgbtq for more info, resources and Pride Month positivity.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Just a few more days for continuing undergraduates to change their fall 2021 schedule on the web
The web registration moratorium begins June 7, to allow incoming students to register while courses are available

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is tomorrow, June 4
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Save the date for The Shep! June 14 in Newburgh
The 22nd annual golf tournament to benefit SUNY New Paltz students

Learn more about New Paltz's graduate program in Music Therapy, June 21
Students looking for a career using music to help others may want to attend this info session

 

The latest from media

The Falcon Plans Juneteenth Celebration
The Marlboro venue's evening of words, praise and music on June 19 will feature Ciesta Little-Quinn, adjunct faculty member in our Department of Black Studies
NYS Music, 6/1/21

 

From Our Community

 
2021 Upstate NY Summer Travel Guide
Looking for some inspiration for your next day trip? New York Upstate has updated their summer travel guide with recommendations for everything from hikes and waterfalls to restaurants and wineries. Check it out - there are some hidden gems in here!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 1 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Weldon McWilliams, Ph.D., appointed chair of the Department of Black Studies
  • The web registration moratorium for fall 2021 classes is June 7 – Aug. 14
  • Orientation is right around the corner! Here’s what it will look like this year
  • Academic Directory for the summer 2021 term
  • The June WellNYS challenge: Do 21 fun and healthy things this month!
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Softball
  • Scenes from our Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Sports camps are back!
 

News of the day

Weldon McWilliams, Ph.D., appointed chair of the Department of Black Studies
A specialist in history and literatures of liberation theology, Black nationalism, masculinity, and Afro-centric Theory, McWilliams comes to New Paltz after teaching for nearly a decade at Dutchess Community College

The web registration moratorium for fall 2021 classes is June 7 – Aug. 14
Continuing undergraduates will be unable to use the web to change their schedule, so new incoming students can register while courses are available

Orientation is right around the corner! Here’s what it will look like this year
How we're planning to welcome the newest members of our community this summer

Academic Directory for the summer 2021 term
Listing of department and school leadership

The June WellNYS challenge: Do 21 fun and healthy things this month!
Monthly calendar has suggestions for staying active and present this month

NP Hawks season recaps: Softball
Team grew together as the season wore on, will return 15 players next year

 
 
Memorial Day Ceremony Photos
In the 50th year since Memorial Day became a federal holiday, our community came together for a ceremonial wreath-laying in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Today at 1 p.m.: Learn more about Respondus academic integrity tools
Faculty can get hands-on experience with new systems for ensuring secure online testing

Children can sign up now for summer literacy tutoring
Virtual sessions led by MS in Literacy Education candidates begin in July

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

Two new professional development opportunities for CSEA employees
This summer, you can earn an online certificate in problem solving, and take advantage of a new webinar series covering a wide variety of topics

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

 

The latest from media

This Week's 8 Great Hudson Valley Events
Including tomorrow's "Listening to Black Farmers" session, co-sponsored by the College's Sustainability Learning Community and Black Lives Matter at School Coalition
Chronogram, 5/31/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz Camps
There's still time to register! Athletics, Wellness & Recreation are hosting sports camps for kids all summer long. Get more info, including details about safety protocols and the new, simplified registration process, at newpaltzcamps.com.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 28 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • UPD Chief Mary Ritayik appointed New York State University Police Commissioner
  • Even as mask policies are relaxed, many people may continue wearing them
  • Graduate programs in Counselor Education earn CACREP accreditation
  • Reminder: The Daily Digest will be published twice weekly from June 1 - Aug. 12
  • Still time to sign up for Young Writers Programs this summer!
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Women's lacrosse
  • Reflecting on an incredible month
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: One last Commencement photo (quack)
 

News of the day

UPD Chief Mary Ritayik appointed New York State University Police Commissioner
Ritayik will become the first woman to lead the state University Police system when she joins the SUNY leadership team on July 6

Even as mask policies are relaxed, many people may continue wearing them
Employees and visitors must still wear masks on campus until further notice, but if and when the guidance is updated, it will not preclude voluntary use of masks

Graduate programs in Counselor Education earn CACREP accreditation
Students who earn degrees from accredited programs gain more employment opportunities and other benefits

Reminder: The Daily Digest will be published twice weekly from June 1 - Aug. 12
Look for our "daily" newsletter on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer, before we come back full-time for the fall semester

Still time to sign up for Young Writers Programs this summer!
The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers sessions for kids 8-17, on subjects including nature writing, roleplaying games, and the always-popular guide to the college essay

NP Hawks season recaps: Women's lacrosse
Winning season included program's first-every victory over conference rival Oneonta

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
May 2021: An incredible, and incredibly emotional, month for our community.
Hope you find moments of joy and celebration this weekend!
 

Resources, events and reminders

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Friday, June 4
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Students can still get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and make a quick and easy appointment

Info and instructions for sharing vaccination info with the College
Take this voluntary step and help us plan for the months ahead

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY OTTER Institute: Learn more about innovations, trends and challenges in online education
Registration now open for course development webinar series, June 7-11

 

The latest from media

NextGen Chamber of Commerce Names Eddie Monroy Executive Director
Two-time New Paltz alumnus Monroy '12 (Management) '13g (Business Administration) takes the helm at business organization supporting emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40
PR Web, 5/26/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
One last bit of Commencement fun: We asked our Instagram followers to let us know what these two proud graduates are quacking about, and got some great caption submissions.
See them all @sunynewpaltz.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 27 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Memorial Day Ceremony, today at 11 a.m. at the HAB flagpoles
  • New state initiative gives vaccinated 12- to 17-year-olds a chance to win a four-year public college scholarship
  • Reminder: Student email will move from Hawkmail to Office 365 on June 1
  • Help us pilot and evaluate the new Respondus academic integrity tools
  • BenCen Blog: Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting
  • SUNY OTTER Institute: Innovations and challenges in online education
  • Kind messages and social posts following President Christian's announcement
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Journalism alumna takes on new role at the Washington Post
 

News of the day

"Get a Shot to Make Your Future": New state initiative gives vaccinated 12- to 17-year-olds a chance to win a four-year public college scholarship
Starting next week, 50 scholarships will be awarded by random drawing
Parents can enter children who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

Reminder: Student email will move from Hawkmail to Office 365 on June 1
FAQs to help you learn more about how to check your campus email and how the new system will make it easier for students to work with faculty and staff

Help us pilot and evaluate the new Respondus academic integrity tools
Join a drop-in session to learn more at 2:30 p.m. today, or sign up for training next week

BenCen Blog: Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting
Senior Research Associate Joshua Simons looks at what happens when the Census is flawed and delayed

SUNY OTTER Institute: Learn more about innovations, trends and challenges in online education
Registration now open for course development webinar series, June 7-11

 
 
Irene Wu on Instagram
Kind messages and memories have been pouring in on social media since the announcement that President Christian will retire in June 2022.
We especially liked seeing this photo of alumna Irene Wu '20 (Psychology) posing with his cardboard cutout at last weekend's Commencement celebration for 2019-20 graduates.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Today's your last chance to apply to attend Climate Action Pursuit training
Free opportunity to learn more about carbon neutrality in higher education is open to all students, faculty and staff

Info and instructions for sharing vaccination info with the College
Take this voluntary step and help us plan for the months ahead

Join the team! Sodexo is hiring student employees for fall
$15/hour, 10-15 hours per week on campus, weekday and weekend shifts available

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

The latest from media

What was it like on college campuses? Students share how they survived a COVID year
Including commentary from Nina Simms ’21 (Psychology), recent SUNY New Paltz graduate and softball star
Poughkeepsie Journal, 5/26/21

 

From Our Community

 
Casey Silvestri on Instagram
Silvestri's achieved a great deal in just a few short years since graduating from New Paltz: In her prior role as digital video producer for NBC News, she created timely, informative videos and timelines during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and was part of the team that launched “Stay Tuned,” the first daily news show on Snapchat.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 26 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • SUNY announces suspension of fall 2021 study abroad travel
  • Governor Cuomo announces all NY schools will reopen in September
  • All visitors should wear masks on campus until further notice
  • Employee training schedule for June 2021
  • Join us tomorrow, May 27, for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Alumna thriving as marketing director for Mexico's Estadio Azteca
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Men's volleyball
  • A gatehouse hat-toss
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Astronomy from the end of the world
 

News of the day

SUNY announces suspension of fall 2021 study abroad travel
While COVID-19 rates are declining in New York and most areas of the U.S., many other countries are still experiencing surges

Governor Cuomo announces all NY schools will reopen in September
Based on current COVID-19 trajectory, plans for full in-person learning to resume in k-12 schools this fall

All visitors should wear masks on campus until further notice
The College is also taking advantage of reduced campus populations to resume some visitor tours in interior spaces this summer

Employee training schedule for June 2021
Take time this summer for professional development opportunities on subjects including Microsoft Teams, organizing virtual files, and preparing for the return to in-person work

Join us tomorrow, May 27, for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony
A day of remembrance for those who have died in service to the United States of America

Olé, Olé, Olé: Alumna thriving as marketing director for Mexico's Estadio Azteca, home of the national fútbol team
A Q&A with Estefania Padilla ’10, whose time in New Paltz's Institute for International Business helped her launch a successful career in sports

NP Hawks season recaps: Men's volleyball
Team overcame early-season postponements to make conference finals

 
 
Tiffany Claud on Instagram
One perk of coming back to campus for Commencement: You get to take photos at all your favorite spots! Thanks to Tiffany Claud '20 (Sociology) for sharing this great shot, and everyone else who's posted wonderful images across our two Commencement weekends.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Sports camps and clinics will return to campus this summer and fall
Athletics, Wellness & Recreation will resume programming for kids
Registration is now open for sessions June 28-July 1 and July 6-9, for ages 5-15
All camps and clinics will follow New York's safety guidelines and protocols

Save the date for The Shep! June 14 in Newburgh
The 22nd annual golf tournament to benefit SUNY New Paltz students

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Friday, June 4
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Children can sign up now for summer literacy tutoring
Virtual sessions led by MS in Literacy Education candidates begin in July

 

The latest from media

NY Now Says Youngest Kids Don't Have To Be Masked At Camps This Summer
Revised guidance says masks are encouraged but not required for children age 2-5
Gothamist, 5/25/21

 

From Our Community

 
For his last virtual planetarium show as a New Paltz student, David Meer '21 (Physics & Astronomy) took on a fittingly final subject: the Norse myth of Ragnarök, the end of times. Meer leads us on a tour of constellations connected to figures in the "Twilight of the Gods" of Norse legend.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 25 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • President Donald P. Christian announces 2022 retirement after 12 years of leadership
  • Read his letter to the campus community
  • SUNY guidelines on presidential searches and additional info about the transition
  • A timeline of major moments in campus history since President Christian's appointment
  • Other highlights from President Christian's tenure:
    • Regional engagement
    • Growing academic programs and initiatives
    • Institutional focus on diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Sustainable mindset and practice
    • Engagement and investment in the College and its students
    • Transformational campus improvement and expansion
 

News of the day

President Donald P. Christian announces 2022 retirement after 12 years of leadership
During the remainder of his tenure, Christian’s focus will be to position SUNY New Paltz for continuing success in a dramatically changing higher education world and to set the stage for the next president’s entry and success

Read President Christian's letter to the campus community announcing his intention to retire
"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president and to have had such a long and rewarding tenure in this role"

Review SUNY guidelines on presidential searches
President Christian has asked administrators to initiate the procurement process for a search firm, and has asked the presiding officer of the faculty to initiate our elected/selected process for faculty membership

Barbara Lyman will remain at New Paltz as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs during the first year of the new president's tenure
Provost Lyman has provided outstanding leadership for the Division of Academic Affairs since 2019, and will contribute welcome stability during the transition

 
 
The Presidency of Donald P. Christian
President Christian has been leading SUNY New Paltz forward for more than a decade. We put together a timeline of some of the most impactful moments from his administration's history: challenges faced and overcome, major institutional news, and good times, too.
 

Highlights from President Christian's Tenure

Regional engagement in the Hudson Valley
Service to non-profit organizations and other groups, engagement with business leaders and building strong relationships with the Village and Town of New Paltz

Growing academic programs and initiatives
New majors and degrees, program and institutional accreditation, support for stimulating campus events and more

Institutional focus on diversity, equity and inclusion
Leadership during the campus building renaming process, restructuring of our Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, ushering the College into a new era of student diversity and more

Sustainable mindset and practice
Creation of our Office of Campus Sustainability, installation of a state-of-the-art solar energy system, strengthening our campus ecosystem and more

Engagement and investment in the College and its students
Convocation, The Campaign for New Paltz, Hot Chocolate with the President and more

Transformational campus improvement and expansion
President Christian oversaw the most significant capital investment, renovations and building expansion in the College since the 1960s-70s, including seven major renovations and three new buildings

 

From Our Community

 
President Christian's letter to the campus community
"I am pleased and proud of the collective accomplishments of this community ... In the coming year, we have an opportunity to build on our momentum as we prepare for the next chapter in SUNY New Paltz’s history ... I wish for my successor the same warmth and acceptance that Sandy and I received from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters of this top-tier public university."
You can use this link to read President Christian's full message to the campus community announcing his retirement after 12 years leading our institution.
Pictured above with the women’s soccer team at Move-In Day, Aug. 18, 2014.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 24 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • 2019-20 grads get long-awaited in-person Commencement celebration
  • Three new members have been appointed to the College Council
  • Is it a HIPAA violation if businesses request proof of COVID vaccine?
  • Photos and videos from this weekend's ceremonies
  • Student Blog: A Love Letter to My Theatre Department
  • Our alumni have been sharing some wonderful Commencement stories
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Furever New Paltz, Furever Orange and Blue
 

News of the day

2019-20 grads get long-awaited in-person Commencement celebration
Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to reunite with friends and walk the stage

Three new members have been appointed to the College Council
Julie Noble, Neil Bettez and Jeff Rindler will join the Council and help shape major institutional decisions and strategy in the years to come

Is it a HIPAA violation if businesses request proof of COVID vaccine?
Experts say that because HIPAA only governs certain kinds of healthcare entities, many businesses and schools likely have the legal right to ask if you’ve been vaccinated

Photo gallery from Commencement ceremonies on May 22 & 23
It was great to see so many familiar and happy faces this weekend!
We still have lots of images to process, so check back soon for more

Commencement video links will remain available for a year
Find your ceremony and relive your favorite moments with family and friends

Student Blog: A Love Letter to My Theatre Department
Paige Rosko '22 describes her experience transferring to a new program during a pandemic

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on YouTube
“It just feels like I’m meant to be back exactly a year later, and it just feels right. This year has been hard, it’s been challenging and unpredictable, but we’re planted and New Paltz will forever be a place where I know I’ve come to belong.” - Imani Burnet ’20 (Sociology).
Every graduate who came back to campus this weekend for their long-awaited in-person Commencement brought their own story of triumph and celebration. You can find some of our favorites on Instagram @sunynewpaltz or on our YouTube channel.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Did you get your Commencement program? You can download a copy here
PDF versions of our 2020 and 2021 programs, with names of graduates and info about the ceremonies, Mace & Chain, Cords of Distinction and more

Guide to troubleshooting card access issues as summer classes begin
All campus buildings are card-access-only this summer
Students' access may be suspended if they don't follow COVID-19 testing policies
You can restore access by getting tested or uploading your vaccination info

Two new professional development opportunities for CSEA employees
This summer, you can earn an online certificate in problem solving, and take advantage of a new webinar series covering a wide variety of topics

Faculty: Click here to submit Library acquisition requests
Please place requests as soon as possible to ensure books and other materials are accessible for summer and fall

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

The latest from media

Ulster County communities start to think about hosting pot shops
Local leaders signal that the Town of New Paltz will likely allow retail dispensaries
New state law restricts sales to those 21 and up
Marijuana use will remain prohibited on campus, as SUNY receives federal funding and marijuana is classified as an illegal substance at the federal level

Daily Freeman, 5/22/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Furever New Paltz, Furever Orange and Blue.
 

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We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
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  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 21 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • We're getting ready for Commencement weekend #2
  • Resources for faculty and staff volunteering on May 22 & 23
  • College mourns passing of former adjunct professor Joseph Britto
  • Two new professional development opportunities for CSEA employees
  • Free Narcan training, today at 1 p.m.
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Looking forward to welcoming 2019-20 alumni back to campus!
 

News of the day

We're getting ready for Commencement weekend #2
See the schedule and the livestream links for long-awaited in-person ceremonies for our 2019-20 graduates

Resources for faculty and staff volunteering on May 22 & 23
Here's what you need to know before you come to campus (and a big THANK YOU to everyone who signed up!)

College mourns passing of former adjunct professor Joseph Britto
Lifelong lover of history was a beloved faculty member for more than 25 years

Two new professional development opportunities for CSEA employees
This summer, you can earn an online certificate in problem solving, and take advantage of a new webinar series covering a wide variety of topics

Free Narcan training, today at 1 p.m.
UPD, the NPSAFE coalition and the New Paltz Opiod Prevention & Response Team offer this online resource and have Narcan kits available for pickup

 
 
2020 Commencement coverage
We had so much fun last weekend, we figured we'd do it again! Stay tuned for full coverage next week of our in-person Commencement ceremonies for 2019-20 alumni.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Join us at the HAB flagpoles for our annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, May 27 at 11 a.m.
A day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America

Appointments available for on-campus COVID-19 testing on Monday, May 24
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Guide to troubleshooting card access issues as summer classes begin
All campus buildings are card-access-only this summer
Students' access may be suspended if they don't follow COVID-19 testing policies
You can restore access by getting tested or uploading your vaccination info

Wellness & Recreation survey for students
Please take a moment to let us know how we're doing with our facilities, group exercise programs and intramural offerings

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

The latest from media

Ulster County coronavirus cases remain low as masking policies are lifted
Slow and steady progress in our region
Daily Freeman, 5/19/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
You've only been away a year, but we have missed you! So excited to be able to have our 2019-20 graduates back to campus for an in-person Commencement. See you there!
 

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  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 20 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • We've revised our schedule of Commencement ceremonies on May 22 & 23
  • Faculty and staff should continue masking, distancing on campus for now
  • Guide to troubleshooting card access issues as summer classes begin
  • Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for 2021-22 academic year
  • Student Union summer hours of operation
  • Summer brings a welcome respite
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: How to reach the Counseling Center this summer
 

News of the day

We've revised our schedule of Commencement ceremonies on May 22 & 23
Due to afternoon forecasts of storms and extreme heat, all ceremonies will now take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Volunteer marshals should receive an email with updated time assignments

Faculty and staff should continue masking, distancing on campus for now
Existing policies remain in place at state agencies, including SUNY campuses, while the Department of Health reviews how new CDC guidance will be implemented for vaccinated employees

Guide to troubleshooting card access issues as summer classes begin
All campus buildings are card-access-only this summer
Students' access may be suspended if they don't follow COVID-19 testing policies
You can restore access by getting tested or uploading your vaccination info

Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for 2021-22 academic year
New York students whose families make less than $125,000 annually can apply for tuition-free college; This application is for those seeking a first-time award; If you already receive the Excelsior Scholarship, there is no need to reapply

Student Union summer hours of operation
The Atrium will be open Monday - Friday with a few exceptions

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Feels like summer's here at last. Go ahead, put your feet up.
 

Resources, events and reminders

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

Survey for faculty on the Peer Instructional Design Mentor Teacher Program
Did you take advantage of this resource this year? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Appointments available for on-campus COVID-19 testing on Monday, May 24
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Question, Persuade, Refer: Learn three steps to help prevent suicide
Free, one-hour training from SUNY can prepare you to support someone through a crisis

New York's on-demand video guide to retirement planning for employees
Content includes overviews on Social Security, Health Insurance Programs and the NYS Employees Retirement System

 

The latest from media

New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair set to return on Memorial Day weekend
Market will follow state guidelines for low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment events
Daily Freeman, 5/18/21

 

From Our Community

 
Psychological Counseling Center on Instagram
The Psychological Counseling Center remains available to support students and answer questions about services. The best way to reach them during summer hours is by phone at 845-257-2920.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 18 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Effective May 19, New York will adopt new CDC guidance relaxing mask mandates for vaccinated people
  • Review the CDC guidance New York is adopting this week
  • Mark your calendar: The Annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony is May 27
  • College piloting new academic integrity tools to improve online testing
  • Wellness & Recreation survey for students
  • Some of our favorite Reels from Commencement weekend #1
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Absolut A Capella performs the Alma Mater
 

News of the day

Effective May 19, New York will adopt new CDC guidance relaxing mask mandates for vaccinated people
Masks will still be required in some settings and for anyone not vaccinated
Businesses can choose whether to continue requiring masks in their establishments
Most business capacities will be removed
More details to come as we review this guidance and how it will impact our campus

Here's the CDC guidance New York is adopting this week
Review updated public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people

Join us at the HAB flagpoles for our annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, May 27 at 11 a.m.
A day of remembrance for those who have given their lives in service to our nation

College piloting new academic integrity tools to improve online testing
Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor will be available in Blackboard soon

Wellness & Recreation survey for students
Please take a moment to let us know how we're doing with facilities, group exercise programs and intramural offerings

 
 
Instagram Reels
We're still having fun with all the memorable moments from Commencement weekend #1. It's not just photos - there are a bunch of great videos, clips and Instagram Reels to see as well.
You can find some of our favorites @sunynewpaltz, or on YouTube here (Day 1), here (Day 2) and here (Day 3).
 

Resources, events and reminders

Survey for faculty on the Peer Instructional Design Mentor Teacher Program
Did you take advantage of this resource this year? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Join the team! Sodexo is hiring student employees for fall
$15/hour, 10-15 hours per week on campus, weekday and weekend shifts available

Children can sign up now for summer literacy tutoring
Virtual sessions led by MS in Literacy Education candidates begin in July

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

Appointments available for on-campus COVID-19 testing on Thursday, May 20
Students, faculty & staff welcome to our first day at the new testing site at College Terrace

 

The latest from media

COVID-19 brings changes to in-person graduations around Hudson Valley
Many other colleges are following a blueprint similar to SUNY New Paltz
Times Herald-Record, 5/18/21

 

From Our Community

 
Alma Mater, by Absolute A Capella
While it was great to see all the smiling faces on the Quad this weekend, other parts of our Commencement tradition came through remotely.
We're grateful to student organization Absolut A Capella for contributing their annual rendition of the Alma Mater, "In a Valley Fair," via a carefully synchronized video.
Feel like singing along? You can find the lyrics here.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 17 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • What a weekend! Full coverage of 14 Commencement ceremonies
  • Summer hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) begin today
  • Summer plans for the Daily Digest newsletter and COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Survey for faculty on the Peer Instructional Design Mentor Teacher Program
  • The Daily Digest looks a little different today
  • SUNY launches new Graduate Student Advocate Fellowship Program
  • We've got so many wonderful Commencement photos to share ...
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: ... And you shared some incredible photos and videos too!
 

News of the day

What a weekend! Full coverage of 14 Commencement ceremonies
Relive the ceremonies, watch video, check out other end-of-year celebrations and more
And stay tuned for more as we celebrate last year's graduates on May 22 & 23

Photo gallery from Commencement festivities on May 14, 15 & 16
We had beautiful weather and a great turnout this weekend, with nearly 1,100 in-person participants; Congratulations to our newest alumni and their families!

Effective today, vaccinated people are exempt from SUNY’s weekly COVID-19 testing requirement
Exemption processed automatically when you confirm vaccination at my.newpaltz.edu;
Those who have not submitted vaccination info will need to test every week they are on campus this summer, in a continuation of SUNY’s testing policy

Survey for faculty on the Peer Instructional Design Mentor Teacher Program
Did you take advantage of this resource this year? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Summer hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) begin today
Adjusted core operating hours will continue through Aug. 16

The Daily Digest looks a little different today
Reminder that we're adjusting our editorial process for the quieter summer months ahead

 
 
Commencement 2021
We saw so many incredible photos from our 2021 Commencement celebrations! There's a gallery to peruse here, and you can see some favorites from our community in our Instagram Stories @sunynewpaltz!
 

Resources, events and reminders

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

Appointments available for on-campus COVID-19 testing on Thursday, May 20
Students, faculty & staff welcome to our first day at the new testing site at College Terrace

Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service to make a quick and easy appointment

Info and instructions for sharing vaccination info with the College
Take this voluntary step and help us plan for next semester

Here’s what we currently know about the state’s vaccination requirement for SUNY campuses in fall 2021
Information for students, employees and families, as we await further guidance as to how this policy will be implemented

 

The latest from media

100,000 in Ulster County have gotten at least one coronavirus shot
Nearly 50% of county residents now fully vaccinated
Daily Freeman, 5/15/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Our community has been incredible on social media this week! It's been a joy to see all the family photos and glamour shots you've posted over the last three days. 
We've been doing our best to keep up with it all, saving favorites to Instagram Stories Highlights @sunynewpaltzThanks to everyone who's sharing their celebration with us by tagging our account! And CONGRATS to all our graduates!!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 14 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Commencement 2021 begins today!
  • Full coverage with videos, photos, quotes, news and more at our Commencement celebration page
  • Commencement livestream links for family, friends and well-wishers
  • Graduate slideshow: Get to know the Class of 2021
  • Meet the students, administrators, alumni and goverment officials who provided pre-recorded video messages in tribute to our graduates
  • Resources to make sure you're ready for your ceremony
  • Revealing the answer to our Commencement-themed Photo Detail Challenge
  • More end-of-year events and programs, including video ceremonies and photo galleries
  • Looking back to when we first met the Class of 2021 at Convocation 2017
  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • One last goodbye from some four-legged friends
 

News of the day: Commencement is here!

 
Commencement 2021

Commencement is here at last, and we're covering every minute of it!
Our celebration page is your one-stop-shop for photos, videos, info and much more

Get your Commencement Livestream links here
Videos will go live as ceremonies begin; Please share with family and friends!

Graduate slideshow: Get to know the Class of 2021
Hundreds of students uploaded photos and messages for this presentation
Browse them all, or search for your favs

Cheers to our graduates: Video from the Virtual Senior Toast
Relive last night's celebration for the Class of 2021

 
 
Commencement 2021
While there won't be a formal Commencement Address from the stage during our smaller ceremonies this year, many members of the campus community and beyond took time to record video messages congratulating our graduates.
You can view them all at our Commencement celebration page!
 

Commencement Resources

Campus map, with Commencement parking, entrances, WiFi and more
Get the lay of the land for our weekend celebration

FAQs: Answers to your questions about our ceremonies
Get info about our planning and what to expect when you arrive at the Quad

Swag! Instagram stickers, yard signs, pennants, photo templates and more
Show your New Paltz pride with free downloads and DIY gear!

Information and resources for faculty and staff marshals
Review job descriptions, the volunteer schedule and recommendations for celebratory attire

 
 
Commencement 2021
Campus Photo Detail #7: The Mace of Office
The Mace and Chain (pictured above at Commencement 2019) are core components of the annual Commencement exercises at SUNY New Paltz. Designed and created in 1981 by Professor Emeritus Kurt Matzdorf, who founded our award-winning Metal Program, these beautiful objects lend pomp and circumstances to our ceremonies, symbolizing the enlightenment to be gained from higher education.
Congratulations to Anastasiya Sotova '21 (Geography) and everyone else who recognized the Mace in yesterday's newsletter.
 

More End-of-Year Celebrations

Video: Our Third Annual Lavender Ceremony
Recognizing the contributions of LGBTQ+-identified students and graduates

Video: Distinguished Seniors in Student Affairs Award Ceremony
Well-earned honors for graduates-to-be who have been especially engaged in campus life and service

Photos: Bachelor in Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at The Dorsky
See work by student artists in varied media, and stay tuned for more photos from MFA graduates next week

Video: School of Business Awards and Graduation Ceremony
A celebration of outstanding achievement in business programs

Video: Honors Program Graduation Ceremony
Tight-knit intellectual and creative community bids farewell to its newest alumni

Find many more end-of-year events at our Commencement celebration page
What you see here is just a sampling of all there is to explore!

 

From Our Community

 
Commencement 2021
How time flies: Scenes from Convocation 2017, when we welcomed to campus many of the students who are walking the stage this weekend as graduates.
Your alma mater is so proud of you for all you've accomplished and all you've overcome to arrive at this moment. We know you'll do amazing things in the future!
 

Coronavirus Updates

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

One Last Thing

 
Commencement 2021
Humans aren't the only ones celebrating today! Our Commencement celebration page includes a few extra Messages for our Graduates, including from these furry friends.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 13 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • The Virtual Senior Toast is TODAY at 4 p.m.!
  • Commencement livestream links are ready - please share with family and friends!
  • Summer plans for the Daily Digest newsletter and COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Campus Dining Services will close down for summer
  • SUNY launches new Graduate Student Advocate Fellowship Program
  • A special Commencement-themed Photo Detail Challenge
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Foundation members will match the next 100 Senior Gift contributions!
 

Coronavirus updates

Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and get this done before summer

Info and instructions for sharing vaccination info with the College
Take this voluntary step and help us plan for next semester

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

The Virtual Senior Toast is TODAY at 4 p.m.!
To your future, with wishes for every success and happiness ... Congratulations!

Get your Commencement Livestream links here!
Videos will be available when ceremonies begin; Please share with family and friends!

Summer plans for the Daily Digest newsletter and COVID-19 Dashboard
Both the Digest and the Dashboard will continue, but we're adjusting our process for the quieter summer months

Campus Dining Services will close down for summer
A few spots are still open today and tomorrow; The rest will be back in August!

SUNY launches new Graduate Student Advocate Fellowship Program
New strategic effort to identify key barriers affecting SUNY graduate student success and recommend changes to the Chancellor’s leadership team

 
 
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Campus Photo Detail Challenge #7
Is it giving it away to say this is a special Commencement edition of our photo detail game? This one isn't a location, it's an object - can you identify it?
Let us know at communication@newpaltz.edu. Good luck!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Here’s what we currently know about the state’s vaccination requirement for SUNY campuses in fall 2021
Information for students, employees and families, as we await further guidance as to how this policy will be implemented

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
Have you used our New Paltz-themed Instagram stickers yet?

"If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals, May 18 - Aug. 9
Faculty and staff can learn how to get started in grant writing and increase their chances of getting funded

 

The latest from media

CDC Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15
Immunizations will quickly begin nationwide, officials predicted
New York Times, 5/12/21

 

From Our Community

 
Senior Gift
Senior Gift Committee members Kelsie Dougherty '20 (International Business) '21g (Business Administration) and Gabrielle Vultaggio '21 (Communication Studies) are making one last push to raise funds in honor of this year's senior class!
The Senior Gift supports programs and opportunities for future New Paltz students. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends are invited to make a gift of $20.21 to recognize all that our newest graduates have accomplished during their time at the College.
There's never been a better time to contribute: SUNY New Paltz Foundation members will match the next 100 Senior Gift contributions, meaning those who contribute now can double their impact and help this year's class reach the record for most funds ever raised.
 

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  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 12 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Here’s what we currently know about the state’s vaccination requirement for SUNY campuses in fall 2021
  • Introducing our 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
  • Today! A sendoff event for the Senior Class at the Atrium
  • News from IT about the online help desk, the Knowmia replacement and more
  • From the Oracle: EcoAllies’ micro-farm plants the seeds for sustainability
  • Certified Lifeguards wanted! On-campus job opportunity for summer
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Original poetry, prose and art design in the latest Stonesthrow Review
 

Coronavirus updates

Here’s what we currently know about the state’s vaccination requirement for SUNY campuses in fall 2021
Information for students, employees and families, as we await further guidance as to how this policy will be implemented

Thursday, May 13 is our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day
Students, faculty and staff can make an appointment to get a free test at Awosting Hall

Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and get this done before summer

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 
 
Valedictorian
We're thrilled to introduce our 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Rachel Brainerd ’20 (Visual Arts) and Sery Pak ’21 (Biology)!
Brainerd is an artist concentrating in metal, with an interest in using her craft to address trauma and promote healing. Pak is an aspiring medical doctor who has applied her expertise regionally (as an intern at Ellenville Hospital) and internationally (as a volunteer with Global Brigades in Honduras).
You can read more here about Valedictorian Rachel Brainerd and Salutatorian Sery Pak.
 

News of the day

Today! A sendoff event for the Senior Class at the Atrium
From 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., you can pick up your Senior Toast glass, enter an Alumni giveaway, and more

News from IT about the online help desk, the Knowmia replacement and more
Spring update also includes info about the new endpoint protection software and our managed print initiative

From the Oracle: EcoAllies’ micro-farm plants the seeds for sustainability
Students practice sustainable farming, and in the process learn about food sovereignty

Certified Lifeguards wanted! On-campus job opportunity for summer
If you're planning to be around this summer and are able to work as a lifeguard, email Kevin Makarewicz at makarewk@newpaltz.edu to apply for a job at the Athletic & Wellness Center

 

Events, resources and reminders

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

"If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals, May 18 - Aug. 9
Faculty and staff can learn how to get started in grant writing and increase their chances of getting funded

Faculty: Learn about SUNY's Lumen Circles fellowship program, May 19
Webinar about an opportunity to expand your teaching toolkit in ways that help you reach more students, more effectively

Have questions about the Deferred Compensation Plan? Set up a quick meeting with an advisor
Sessions cover contributions, enrollment, investment options and more
Open to all employees, but especially useful for recently hired faculty and staff

 

The latest from media

A special sunrise eclipse is coming - here's what to know
Hudson Valley is prime viewing spot for partial eclipse on June 10 that few others will see
“People usually have to travel to see a solar eclipse,” said Amy Bartholomew, director of the College's Astronomy Program

Times Union, 5/10/21

 

From Our Community

 
Stonesthrow Review
The latest volume of the Stonesthrow Review, the literary journal of our Creative Writing Program, features dozens of original works by students, and art editing by Photography majors Eric Afflerbach '21 and Mikayla Millard '21.
"Cognizant of all we’ve lost, I’m also brought to think of all we have actually done with these past 365 days. All the things we’ve imagined, and made. These words, then, mark the passage of another year in this changing world. Tomorrow starts another, so—start now. Look for the words you’ll use to mark its going. Once you’ve found them, we’ll be here to share them. Count on that." - Introduction from the editors
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 11 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Governor Cuomo announces SUNY will require vaccination for all students attending in-person classes this fall
  • SUNY Chancellor Malatras statement and media coverage of vaccine requirement
  • We have more vaccines! Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
  • Campus map for Commencement, with parking, student entrance areas, WiFi hotspots and more
  • You can check your cap & gown order status at herffjones.com
  • Listen Forward: Senior Recitals week begins tonight
  • Join colleagues for a walk around the Library Quad, today at 2:30 p.m.
  • Are you ready for the Senior Toast?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Love from the EOP Family
 

Coronavirus updates

Statement from SUNY Chancellor Malatras on state vaccine requirement
"Over the past several weeks we have been working with our SUNY community to develop the best plan to make sure we can return to full reopening in the fall and turn the page on COVID"

Additional coverage of new vaccination requirement from the Times Union
New policy is pending FDA approval beyond current emergency use authorization
More details about implementation at SUNY campuses will be shared when finalized

We have more vaccines! Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and get this done before summer

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

You can check your cap & gown order status at herffjones.com
If you ordered your regalia by April 12, you should get it this week; Here's how to confirm

Listen Forward: Senior Recitals week begins tonight
New music from students streaming on YouTube every day through May 18

Join colleagues for a walk around the Library Quad, today at 2:30 p.m.
An Eddy adventure designed to help us envision new ways of being in community

 
 
Senior Toast
It's almost time to raise a glass to the Senior Class!
The annual Senior Toast will be held virtually and livestreamed this year on Thursday, May 13, at 4 p.m. Students can pick up their free commemorative glasses this week at the Atrium with campus ID. More details here!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
Pick up your Senior Toast glass, find our New Paltz-themed Instagram stickers and learn about the Senior Gift

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

Employee tuition assistance program now open for summer 2021
Faculty and staff can get help with tuition costs incurred at any four-year SUNY school

Essential Communication Skills for Teaching: SUNY workshop begins May 18
Register today for the first course in the Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program

Job opportunity for students: Join the Student Union Managers team!
If you're interested in living on campus this summer, you can get a free room and meal allowance working part-time at the SUB

 

The latest from media

The 25 Most Instagrammable Spots in New Paltz
Snap a perfect photo at these photogenic locations, including a bunch on campus
Hudson Valley Country, 5/6/21

 

From Our Community

 
EOP on Instagram
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is inviting their graduating seniors to drop by the office to pick up their EOP stole and pose for a quick photo! They'll be open May 11-13 from 1-5 p.m., and May 14 from 8:30 - 10 a.m.
 

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  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 10 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • Appointment-only COVID-19 testing will continue on campus this summer
  • Effective May 17, vaccinated people are exempt from SUNY’s weekly testing requirement
  • College can now review and approve research involving incarcerated people
  • Gina Vriens ’06 serves up the sweet side of entrepreneurship
  • Employees: Three simple steps to help you plan for retirement
  • Join the team! Sodexo is hiring student employees for fall
  • "Joining a brotherhood": Meet Danny Jones '22, baseball team manager
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Things to do in New Paltz before you graduate
 

Coronavirus updates

Appointment-only COVID-19 testing will continue on campus this summer
You can get a test this week on May 13 at Awosting Hall
Starting May 20, College Terrace will be our summer testing site

Effective May 17, vaccinated people are exempt from SUNY’s weekly testing requirement
Exemption processed automatically when you confirm vaccination at my.newpaltz.edu;
Those who have not submitted vaccination info will need to test every week they are on campus this summer, in a continuation of SUNY’s testing policy

Info and instructions for sharing vaccination info with the College
Voluntary option to help us plan now includes exemption from weekly testing policy

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

College can now review and approve research involving incarcerated people
The Human Research Ethics Board has completed a multi-year effort to enable students, faculty, and staff to plan and conduct research studies with people in prison
As part of this process, an external prisoner advocate has joined the Board

Gina Vriens ’06 serves up the sweet side of entrepreneurship
After building a career as a successful strategist in NYC, this alumna found a new passion crafting Old World baked goods according to family tradition

Employees: Three simple steps to help you plan for retirement
Tips for getting the information you need as you make this decision

Join the team! Sodexo is hiring student employees for fall
$15/hour, 10-15 hours per week on campus, weekday and weekend shifts available

 
 
Athletics Feature: Danny Jones
Danny Jones '22 (Management) has been a vital member of the men's baseball team this year, despite being unable to play on the field. As team manager, he works with players and coaches on strategy and approach, and has built tight friendships up and down the roster. "Danny is just the type of guy you want to have around," said team captian Anthony Amoroso '21 (Marketing). 
Watch the full video about Jones's contributions at nphawks.com.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Young Writers Programs schedule for summer 2021
The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers sessions for kids 8-17, on subjects including nature writing, roleplaying games, and the always-popular guide to the college essay

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend applications are now open for 2022
Info and resources to help faculty apply for this prestigious award, including a timeline and NEH contact info

"If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals, May 18 - Aug. 9
Faculty and staff can learn how to get started in grant writing and increase their chances of getting funded

Question, Persuade, Refer: Learn three steps to help prevent suicide
Free, one-hour training from SUNY can prepare you to support someone through a crisis

Employees: Make an appointment today for free, one-on-one financial advising
AIG offers virtual sessions for all faculty and staff, available now through the end of May

 

The latest from media

Arrivals from New York City fuel Ulster County's population growth
More than 3,400 people from moved here from the metro area in 2020
Daily Freeman, 5/8/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
It’s about that time!
We came up with a few ideas of things to do before graduating from New Paltz. How many have you checked off?
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 7 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • President Christian's May 2021 Report to the Faculty
  • Eight New Paltz faculty and staff named SUNY Chancellor’s Awardees
  • Three-peat! Women's tennis defeats Oneonta for third straight SUNYAC title
  • Today's the last day to apply for the Peer Instructional Design Program
  • Tonight at 7 p.m.: Show-and-Tell-O-Rama for the Graphic Design Program
  • Three quick updates from the Office of Instructional Technology
  • Photo Detail Challenge Reveal!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A great day for golf
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
Pool testing is all done for spring, but you can still make an appointment for on-campus testing on May 10 or 13

Consider sharing your vaccination info via your my.newpaltz COVID-19 profile
Those who choose to share will be helping the College better understand what percentage of our community is vaccinated, for reporting to SUNY and to inform fall planning

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

President Christian's May 2021 Report to the Faculty
Reflections on an academic year like no other, plus updates on budget, enrollment, Commencement and more

Eight New Paltz faculty and staff named SUNY Chancellor’s Awardees
Well-deserved recognition for outstanding achievement in faculty service, professional service, classified service, scholarship & creative activities and teaching

Three-peat! Women's tennis defeats Oneonta for third straight SUNYAC title
Hawks stay atop the conference and earn automatic bid in NCAA DIII tournament

Today's the last day to apply for the Peer Instructional Design Program
Faculty can earn a stipend as Mentor Teachers, supporting the design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses across campus

Tonight at 7 p.m.: Show-and-Tell-O-Rama for the Graphic Design Program
The online Senior Thesis Exhibition launches with an interactive Q&A with the artists

Three quick updates from the Office of Instructional Technology
Info for faculty on Blackboard support, course copy requests and Webex-Blackboard integration

 
 
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Campus Photo Detail #6: Humanities Mural
This was a tricky one! Congratulations to Callie Quinn '22 (Communication Studies) for being first with the right answer, and thanks to everyone who played along this week.
Even if you walk by it every day, you might not know the origin story of this mural, which has been a part of the Humanities building since 2004. It was created by Uruguayan artist and Professor Emeritus Rimer Cardillo, who taught printmaking and design at the College for many years. Titled “Environment and Culture: From the Amazon to the Hudson River,” the work illustrates Cardillo's blending of his Latin American roots and his adopted home in New York.
Learn more about Cardillo and the mural (and see some nearly two-decade-old photographs from the installation!) at his website.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
Pick up your Senior Toast glass, find our New Paltz-themed Instagram stickers and learn about the Senior Gift

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

Job opportunity for students: Join the Student Union Managers team!
If you're interested in living on campus this summer, you can get a free room and meal allowance working part-time at the SUB

Employees: Make an appointment today for free, one-on-one financial advising
AIG offers virtual sessions for all faculty and staff, available now through the end of May

 

The latest from media

New Paltz village elections moved to November; trustees elected
Voters agreed overwhelmingly to put future village elections under county control
Hudson Valley One, 5/5/21

 

From Our Community

 
Golf Tournament recap
About 150 golfers came out on a beautiful day to the Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland, New York, to compete for a good cause. Funds raised at the annual Athletics, Wellness & Recreation Golf Tournament benefit student-athlete development, the Hawks Leadership Academy, New Paltz Athletes of Color and other great programs.
Congrats to winning team the Buonamano Group, and thanks to everyone who made the return of this New Paltz tradition successful. Photo courtesy of Shana Circe.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 6 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Answers to your questions about campus air filtration systems
  • Emily Bazinet ’08g appointed Director of the Center for Student Engagement
  • Summer hours to begin Monday, May 17
  • Business students triumphant at Regional Business Plan Competition
  • Question, Persuade, Refer: Learn three steps to help prevent suicide
  • Advising for employees with questions about the Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Today's Photo Detail Challenge is for the birds
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Eight teams brought their best to last week's kickball tournament
 

Coronavirus updates

Answers to your questions about campus air filtration systems
Info about filter upgrades, HVAC schedules and more as we get ready for an in-person fall

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
Today is the last day of walk-in pool testing for spring! Students and employees can still make an appointment for on-campus testing on May 7, 10 or 13

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Emily Bazinet ’08g appointed Director of the Center for Student Engagement
Alumna has been a valued member of the campus community since 2004 and has served as the Center's senior staff member assuming director-level duties since January 2021

Summer hours to begin Monday, May 17
Core business hours will shift to 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Business students triumphant at Regional Business Plan Competition
New Paltz teams won the top prize in four out of five categores; Will advance to statewide contest this week

Question, Persuade, Refer: Learn three steps to help prevent suicide
Free, one-hour training from SUNY can prepare you to support someone through a crisis

Have questions about the Deferred Compensation Plan? Set up a quick meeting with an advisor
Sessions cover contributions, enrollment, investment options and more
Open to all employees, but especially useful for recently hired faculty and staff

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Campus Photo Detail Challenge #6
Take a moment to notice the birds! These two live in a high-traffic spot on campus. Do you recognize it? Let us know at communication@newpaltz.edu, and we'll name the winner in tomorrow's issue.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Today at 1 p.m.: Tai Chi on the Quad with instructor Jing Shuai
Calm your mind and ease tension with a relaxing routine presented by the Center for International Programs

Call for Mentor Teachers: Apply by Friday, May 7, to the Peer Instructional Design Program
Faculty can earn a stipend supporting the advancement of expertise in design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses

Info session May 10 on new graduate program in Behavioral Anaylsis and Interdisciplinary Autism Studies
Program offers a pathway to licensure and certification in a high-demand helping profession

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend applications are now open for 2022
Info and resources to help faculty apply for this prestigious award, including a timeline and NEH contact info

Employee tuition assistance program now open for summer 2021
Faculty and staff can get help with tuition costs incurred at any four-year SUNY school

 

The latest from media

State University of New York Aims to Diversify Its Faculty
Now in its second year, Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth (PRODiG) has led to the hiring of 149 faculty on 31 campuses
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 5/4/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Hawks on Instagram
The annual, campus-wide kickball tournament was back in action on April 28, with eight teams competing in a single elimination event on the South Turf Field. "Di-9 Intervention" (featuring players from Athletics and Student Affairs) won a thrilling championship game in extra innings.
Thanks to the Holistic Hawks Well-Being Committee, which sponsored the tournament, and Glenn Geher (Psychology) and Kevin Makarewicz (Athletics & Wellness) for organizing. Photo by Rob Belli '22 (General Business).
Hope to see you on the field next year!
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 5 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
  • New Paltz will help Air National Guard members fulfill education requirements
  • Call for Mentor Teachers: Apply by May 7 to the Peer Instructional Design Program
  • "If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY workshop opportunity
  • Job opportunity for students: Join the Student Union Managers team!
  • The WellNYS challenge for May is all about staying active
  • Watching New Paltz grow
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The Graphic Design thesis exhibition is approaching fast!
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
This is the last week of walk-in pool testing for spring, but on-campus testing will remain available through May 13 with an appointment

Consider sharing your vaccination info via your my.newpaltz COVID-19 profile
Those who choose to share will be helping the College better understand what percentage of our community is vaccinated, for reporting to SUNY and to inform fall planning

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
Pick up your Senior Toast glass, find our New Paltz-themed Instagram stickers and learn about the Senior Gift

New Paltz will help Air National Guard members fulfill education requirements
Office of Veteran & Military Services launching new effort to help service members earn credits and complete their degrees

Call for Mentor Teachers: Apply by Friday, May 7, to the Peer Instructional Design Program
Faculty can earn a stipend supporting the advancement of expertise in design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses

"If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals, May 18 - Aug. 9
Faculty and staff can learn how to get started in grant writing and increase their chances of getting funded

Job opportunity for students: Join the Student Union Managers team!
If you're interested in living on campus this summer, you can get a free room and meal allowance working part-time at the SUB

The WellNYS challenge for May is all about staying active
A new Employee Assistance Program calendar with suggestions to keep you moving

 
 
Watch New Paltz Grow
It's easy to get caught up during Finals Week, but don't forget to stop and enjoy the flowers while we have them.
And speaking of flowers - have you heard about Watch New Paltz Grow? The Holistic Hawks Well-Being Committee is inviting all members of the community to contribute photos for a "virtual garden" on Instagram @watchnewpaltzgrow. Just tag that account and we'll do the rest!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Today! Professional Attire Pop-Up Boutique in Humanities
The Career Resource Center is hosting a Dress for Success event where students can get FREE women's blouses, blazers, skirts and slacks; No appointment necessary!

Also today! Doubles Ping Pong Tournament at 8 p.m.
Sing up on IM Leagues and join us for the last intramural contest of the semester

Tomorrow at 1 p.m.: Tai Chi on the Quad with instructor Jing Shuai
Calm your mind and ease tension with a relaxing routine presented by the Center for International Programs

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

Young Writers Programs summer 2021 schedule announced
The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers sessions for kids 8-17, on subjects including nature writing, roleplaying games, and the always-popular guide to the college essay

 

The latest from media

Grocery workers, already reeling from the pandemic, face new trauma from store shootings
IDMH Director Amy Nitza lends expertise to report on compounding stresses faced by essential workers
Washington Post, 5/3/21

 

From Our Community

 
BFA Graphic Design Senior Thesis
Tickets, please! The Graphic Design Program is getting ready to launch Show & Tell, its digital senior thesis show, this Friday, May 7, and all are welcome to see what's in their portfolios.
Join at 7 p.m. for a lively Q&A with the artists!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 4 May