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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 2 July

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Stories of Pride: Assistant Professor Catherine Herne
  • One Book, One New Paltz 
  • Virtual Planetarium show, today!
  • Follow the Center for Student Engagement on social media 
  • Share your COVID-19 story in the College’s Community Pandemic Blog
  • SURVEY: The future of the Daily Digest e-newsletter
  • Holiday clarification for July 4th
  • The SUNY New Paltz Foundation's Annual Report on Generosity 
  • Theses & capstones: Interactive jewelry 
  • Events and opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Stories of Pride: Catherine Herne, optical physics assistant professor at New Paltz
SPIE spoke with Herne during Pride Month about her experience in optics and photonics as well as within the greater STEM community

2020 One Book, One New Paltz
The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives announces the 2020 One Book, One New Paltz selection, “Ocean at the End of the Lane," by Neil Gaiman  

Virtual Planetarium show – live stream today!
Explore star groups and galaxies via Zoom at 8:30 p.m. 

Follow the Center for Student Engagement on social media @newpaltzcse
Inclusive and innovative opportunities for students to build connections and create community  

Share your COVID-19 story in the College’s Community Pandemic Blog
Inviting multimedia submissions (writing, visual art, audio, video, performance and more) for a new communal storytelling project 

SURVEY: The future of the Daily Digest e-newsletter
Help us assess the efficacy of the Daily Digest e-newsletter as a tool for sharing important information with the campus community

Holiday clarification for July 4th 
The State has not designated an alternate day of observance for Independence Day in 2020, which falls on a Saturday this year. It is a pass day holiday. This means that the State did not choose either Friday, July 3, or Monday, July 6, to close offices. Employees who work Monday through Friday will be credited with the day, which they can use at a later date (with supervisory approval).
All eligible full-time employees with Attendance Rules coverage are entitled to 12 holidays a year. For classified service employees in the Executive branch of State service who work Monday through Friday with Saturday and Sunday off, Saturday, July 4, 2020, will be observed as a pass day holiday and those eligible employees will earn 7.5 or 8 hours of holiday leave to be used at another time, subject to supervisory approval.
For CSEA employees in the ASU, OSU or DMNA bargaining unit, holiday leave not used one year after the date it is earned expires. Employees in the CSEA ISU, PS&T, RRSU, and M/C bargaining units should be given reasonable opportunity to exhaust holiday leave prior to separation.
Contact the College's Payroll Office at payroll@newpaltz.edu if you have any questions. 
 
 
"The College, the country and the world have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented time, please know that we are thinking of our SUNY New Paltz community, in addition to the healthcare and public service workers who work on the front lines. Amid this uncertainty, however, we are sustained by the overwhelming resilience, compassion and perseverance that surrounds us. We have seen many examples on our campus, and we know they are happening in your communities as well. We hope to bring some of that light to you through this annual Report on Generosity." -Vice President of the Office of Development & Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the SUNY New Paltz Foundation Erica Marks   
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 7
Those on campus may hear a series of loud tones around 1 p.m.

SUNY Sail offers courses in Mindful Leadership, register now!
Fall courses will explore how meditation, reflection, communication and other contemplative practices impact the development of the fundamental qualities of living and leading well

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars
Free webinars for all employees during the month of July, reserve your spot now!

 

Coronavirus updates

July 2 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Pandemic Pivot: Educators Re-Examine Long-Held Assumptions
The COVID-19 pandemic presents intense logistical challenges
Chronogram, 7/1/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, curious and interactive jewelry from the Spring 2020 MFA Thesis Show.

 
by Stefan Gougherty ’20g (Metal) 
"Sampling content from trash to treasure, these playful objects are unpretentious and subversive. Exploring the surreal through engineering and illusion, these antics of adornment confound expectations. In celebration of our collective progress, I leverage industrial materials and manufacturing processes to anchor the work firmly within the present. Through mashups of contrasting realities and exploration of randomness, I articulate this strange new digital world. Staging collisions between vastly different references of time, scale and subject matter, an underlying unity can be found among the debris of shape and memory." 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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, 1 July

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Commitment to become an anti-racist campus
  • The Center for Student Engagement open for business
  • Gerald Benjamin's virtual retirement celebration 
  • Alumna's book helps children cope with COVID-19
  • Stonewall to SUNY virtual event, today! 
  • SURVEY: The future of the Daily Digest e-newsletter
  • Compliance training reminder 
  • Alumnus reflects on working with Meryl Streep 
  • From our community: A look to the skies 
  • Events and opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Commitment to Become an Anti-Racist Campus
A message from President Christian and the President's Cabinet

The Center for Student Engagement open for business!
Center is officially open, effective July 1, 2020

A half century of influence celebrated at SUNY New Paltz
Recap of the College's virtual retirement celebration honoring Gerald Benjamin 

Share your COVID-19 story in the College’s Community Pandemic Blog
Inviting multimedia submissions (writing, visual art, audio, video, performance and more) for a new communal storytelling project 

Alumna’s book “The Way the World Changed” helps children understand COVID-19
Faith Krigsman ’15 (Early Childhood Education: English) crafts inspiring, timely children's book

TODAY! Stonewall to SUNY: A virtual commemoration at 3 p.m.
Join a collective of scholars working at the intersection of LGBTQI+ and Black Lives Matter activism

SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning today at 2 p.m.
Virtual event explores how adaptive courseware works to apply learning science insights that support student success

SURVEY: The future of the Daily Digest e-newsletter
Help us assess the efficacy of the Daily Digest e-newsletter as a tool for sharing important information with the campus community

Compliance Training Reminder 
The deadline for annual compliance training has been extended to October 31. New York State requires all employees to complete training on a calendar year basis on Workplace Violence Prevention and Title IX/Sexual Harassment. All UUP-represented professional staff and full-time faculty are also required to complete Clery Act training. All employees are also required to complete training on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

 
 
“WHAT IT'S LIKE TO... Design a theatre set for Meryl Streep." Alumnus C. Otis Sweezey ’69 (Theatre Arts) shares his early career experiences that included working with the well-known actress in the latest issue of New Paltz Magazine. Read more online.
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 7
Those on campus may hear a series of loud tones around 1 p.m.

SUNY Sail offers courses in Mindful Leadership, register now!
Fall courses will explore how meditation, reflection, communication and other contemplative practices impact the development of the fundamental qualities of living and leading well

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars
Free webinars for all employees during the month of July, reserve your spot now

 

Coronavirus updates

July 1 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Highland resident overcame pandemic depression to run first marathon
Alumnus sets course on Hudson Valley Rail Trail
Poughkeepsie Journal, 6/30/20

 

From our community

 
A red-tailed hawk flies by the iconic Skytop Tower with a red-winged blackbird close behind. Photo taken June 24 by Robin Weinstein ’14 (Photography). Follow @robsta_gram for more on Instagram. 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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, 30 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Update on proposed campus re-opening plans
  • Christian Wilwohl pursues new opportunity at Providence College 
  • Date change! Stonewall to SUNY virtual event, July 1
  • Check out AC² Program summer research presentations now!
  • Stay on track financially with TIAA live webinars 
  • SURVEY: The future of the Daily Digest e-newsletter
  • Delay of ABT salary increases 
  • Jeremy Luna ’20 (Asian Studies; International Relations) heads to Harvard
  • Theses & capstones: Innovation for the visually impaired
  • Events and opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

President Christian shares update on proposed campus re-opening plans
College awaiting SUNY approval on draft plans for fall 2020 

NEW DATE! Stonewall to SUNY: A virtual commemoration, July 1 at 3 p.m.
Join a collective of scholars working at the intersection of LGBTQI+ and Black Lives Matter activism

NOW! AC² Program summer research presentations
Support students working through unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic today at 10 a.m. 

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars
Free webinars for all employees during the month of July, reserve your spot now!

SURVEY: The future of the Daily Digest e-newsletter
Help us assess the efficacy of the Daily Digest e-newsletter as a tool for sharing important information with the campus community


NOTICE FROM PAYROLL: Delay of ABT salary increases
The unions were notified by the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) that the state is delaying the across-the-board (ATB) increases until September 30th, subject to further review at that time. This delay includes UUP salary increases scheduled for 7/1/2020 (professional) & 9/1/2020 (faculty). The 2019 salary schedules will remain in in effect until the raises are paid. The eligibility for increases remains the same and is outlined in the UUP agreement.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (845) 257-3145 and the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion at (845) 257-3171.

 
 
“I am thrilled to be a part of a cohort of game changers: people who are going to diversify the U.S. Foreign Service and represent America overseas in all of its diversity,” said Jeremy Luna ’20 (Asian Studies; International Relations). Read more in the latest issue of New Paltz MagazineAs a recipient of the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship, Luna will attend Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government this fall.
 

Events and Opportunities

Today! Career Resource Center is live on Instagram at 2 p.m.
Service Learning Coordinator Erica Wagner '08g (Humanistic/Multicultural Education) discusses virtual volunteer opportunities for this summer and beyond

SUNY Sail offers courses in Mindful Leadership, registration begins July 1
Courses explore how meditation, reflection, communication and other contemplative practices impact the development of the fundamental qualities of living and leading well

College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 7
Those on campus may hear a series of loud tones around 1 p.m.

 

Coronavirus updates

June 30 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Creating theatre in the midst of a pandemic
Virtual theatre collaboration connects artists and audiences through digitally captured shows designed by students
Broadway World Blog, 6/25/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, "innovation for the visually impaired," from the 2020 Virtual Engineering Design Expo.

 
by Liam Caufaglione ’20 (Chemical Engineering), Jessy Li ’20 (Mechanical Engineering), Marista Rehma ’20 (Mechanical Engineering) and Lars Stoeckhert ’20 (Mechanical Engineering)
Advisors: Dr. Damodaran Radhakrishnan
Co-Advisor: Dr. Ping-Chuan Wang
"Our obstacle detection device is a wearable device made to help blind and visually impaired people navigate more easily through their everyday environment. The device is made to be comfortable to wear, lightweight, non-intrusive and cost-effective. To ensure the quality of the product, drop tests and humidity tests simulating real-world environmental wear will also be briefly discussed to address the reliability against mechanical shock and moisture induced electrical failure." 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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 Mon, 29 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • How to find fall contingency training on Blackboard
  • Change in Office 365 login page takes effect today
  • New professional development resource for UUP employees
  • IG Live with the Career Resource Center: Virtual volunteering, June 30 at 2 p.m.
  • Students form Virtual Theatre Collaboration to keep performing through pandemic
  • SUNYAC switching to division format for some fall sports
  • Theses & capstones: Photographic keepsakes from the end of the world
  • Events and opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Faculty: Use Blackboard to access contingency training for a remote-ready fall semester
Once logged in, you should see "Training: Developing a Blended Learning Course" under "My Courses"

Change in Office 365 login page takes effect today
New system will improve resiliency in case of outages

Career Resource Center is live on Instagram, every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Coming up on June 30: Service Learning Coordinator Erica Wagner '08g (Humanistic/Multicultural Education) discusses virtual volunteer opportunities for this summer and beyond

SUNYAC announces fall 2020 east-west division format for soccer and women’s volleyball
Decision will reduce travel costs and health risks by eliminating overnights

 
 
A small collective of Theatre Arts majors is working through the pandemic as the Virtual Theatre Collaboration, founded by Dominique Torrez '21 and Natalie Houle '20. In May 2020 they produced "Blues," a remote-performed piece written by Stefanie Workman '20 and directed by Natalya Malarczuk '20. Click here to watch the short drama in full, and read more about the Virtual Theatre Collective in a recent Broadway World blog post reported by Maria Pauer '20.
 

Events and Opportunities

AC² Program summer research presentations, June 30 at 10 a.m.
Register now to get the link and support students working through unprecedented challenges

Stonewall to SUNY: A virtual commemoration, June 30 at 3 p.m.
Join a collective of scholars working at the intersection of LGBTQI+ and Black Lives Matter activism

College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 7
Those on campus may hear a series of loud tones around 1 p.m.

 

Coronavirus updates

June 29 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

2020 Hudson Valley Summer Camp Guide
As the region reopens, a round-up of in-person and virtual options for kids
Chronogram, 6/25/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, "keepsakes from the end of the world," from the Photography Program's MFA/BFA gallery.

 
by Megan Reilly ’20 (Photography)
"These photographs are my keepsakes for the end of the world ... By photographing the world as it lays around me, I can give myself an illusion of control ... I am mourning the present I know I will soon long for." 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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, 26 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Still spots available in HVWP Summer Programs for young writers
  • NYS Attorney General issues warning about unemployment fraud
  • College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 7
  • Students: Familiarize yourself with the Duo login service
  • Video: Virtual Summer Solstice at Wooster Hall
  • Mark your calendar: AC2 summer research presentations and SUNY to Stonewall event, both on June 30
  • Theses & capstones: Printmaking as a lens for thinking about memory and nostalgia
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Still spots available in Hudson Valley Writing Project online summer programs
Opportunities for young writers include "Rise Up & Write," the popular workshop dedicated to using your voice to change the world

Guidance for protecting yourself from fraudulent unemployment claims
New York Attorney General issues fraud alert
New Paltz employees can contact Payroll and HRDI to report fraudulent claims

College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 7
Those on campus may hear a series of loud tones around 1 p.m.

Students: Sign up for Duo to stay safe when accessing online accounts
CashNet payment portal will require multi-factor authentication to log in starting July 1
Learn more at www.newpaltz.edu/duo

 
 
In case you missed it: The complete video from the Virtual Summer Solstice at Wooster Hall is online now. Special thanks to Professor Glenn Geher, Planetarium Director Raj Pandya and Instructional Support Technician Eric Myers for keeping the tradition alive.
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

AC² Program summer research presentations, June 30 at 10 a.m.
Register now to get the link and support students working through unprecedented challenges

Stonewall to SUNY: A virtual commemoration, June 30 at 3 p.m.
Join a collective of scholars working at the intersection of LGBTQI+ and Black Lives Matter activism

 

Coronavirus updates

June 26 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Pandemic exacerbates challenges of homelessness
The Family Inn in Kingston, "a warm and welcoming shelter from the storm," looks for community support
Kingston Times, 6/25/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today we're featuring work from Gap in the Clouds, the capstone exhibition for BA and BS seniors in the visual arts.

 
by Tara Severance ’20 (Visual Arts)
"I find it difficult to truly organize what can’t be touched. Instead of coming to a resolution, being able to let go, there’s just a mass of disorganized thoughts. This makes any nostalgia that’s unaccompanied by a tangible object a sticky mental trap. Through my work I get to explore ways to physically sort these thoughts out.
Printmaking, papermaking, and digital art lend themselves well to this type of cataloging. Each medium is capable of producing multiples. Take a run of just one lithograph print; at the end there’s a whole assortment of objects including the original plate/stone, proofs, misprints, and final copies. Each product is turned into a memento of sorts. When digital art is added tothe mix, even more “objects” (different save states and sketches) are made.
The conglomerate left by these processes is sometimes overwhelming, but in that lies the point. This is the closest I can get to actually reorganizing the files of my brain ... As much as my work is about my own experiences, it’s also about visualizing and acting out the process we go through when dealing with the “stickiness” of nostalgia and memory." 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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, 25 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Virtual retirement celebration honoring Gerald Benjamin, Ph.D.  
  • Conducting summer research during a pandemic 
  • Students: Familiarize yourself with the Duo login service
  • Registration open for SUNY PRIDE virtual conversation
  • 153 New Paltz student-athletes named to Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • SUNY New Paltz Then & Now 
  • Theses & capstones: Picture Exchange Communication System
  • Events and development opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

How to research during a pandemic: AC² students, faculty adapt to unprecedented challenges
Catch their summer research presentations live via Webex, June 30 at 10 a.m.

Students: CashNet payment portal will require multi-factor authentication to log-in, effective July 1
Summer is a great time to familiarize yourself with the Duo login service, before it's required for all accounts later this year

At the Intersection of LGBTQ+ and #BLM Activism: Stonewall to SUNY
Register now for the live zoom conversation scheduled for June 30 at 3 p.m.

HighEdWeb 2020 Accessibility Summit, today!
Sixteen presenting experts share insights on digital accessibility in higher education

College lands 153 student-athletes on the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll
Recognizing students' outstanding performance, on and off the field

 
 
"SUNY New Paltz Then & Now" featured in the latest issue of New Paltz Magazine. Enjoy photographs from the College through the decades as we reflect on all the ways the campus has changed and evolved. 
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

Childcare for families going back to work
Regional summer programs begin June 29

 

Coronavirus updates

June 25 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

SUNY partnership with Department of Financial Services builds on Cuomo’s efforts to boost New York’s economy
Signed agreement will help expand the state’s virtual currency ecosystem and create new opportunities within high-tech industries
SUNY, 6/24/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today we're returning to the 2020 Student Research Symposium, sponsored by the Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities program. 

 
by Ryne Perry '20 (Communication Disorders), Dana Brown ’20 (Communication Disorders) and Michelle Brobbey ’20 (Communication Disorders)
A look at how the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) helps to facilitate language development for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when compared to other interventions (e.g., sign language or verbal intervention).
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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.
Subscribe to the Daily Digest
 
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 24 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Today at 4:30 p.m.: Virtual town hall conversation on race
  • Mid-Hudson region clear to enter Phase Three reopening
  • Protocols and supervisor guidance for employee return to campus
  • Students: Last chance to get your CARES Act funds!
  • Library Q&A for faculty, today at 1 p.m.
  • Looking Up: A tour through the night sky during the solstice
  • Theses & capstones: Adventures in Student Teaching
  • Events and development opportunities, including an accessibility conference this week
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Today at 4:30 p.m.: SUNY New Paltz Listens: A Conversation About Race
The Student Association and campus leadership invite students, faculty and staff to the first in a series of town hall dialogues; Pre-registration is required

Governor Cuomo clears Mid-Hudson Valley to enter Phase Three of reopening
"Because of the changes New Yorkers made, we now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America."

New York Forward guidance on Phase Three reopening
Regulations and recommendations for food service and personal care businesses

Protocols and supervisor guidance for employee return to campus
Initial steps and longer-term actions to prepare workspaces and support employee needs

Students: Last chance to apply for CARES Act funds
More than 5,000 New Paltz students are eligible to receive grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations; Submit your application by June 25

Today at 1 p.m.: Open Q&A with the Sojourner Truth Library
Answers for faculty on course reserves, e-resources research support and more

 
 
Next up in Planetarium Director Raj Pandya's "Looking Up" series socially distant astronomy videos: The night sky during the Summer Solstice, including tips for viewing the Milky Way.
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

HighEdWeb 2020 Accessibility Summit, June 25
Sixteen presenting experts share insights on digital accessibility in higher education

 

Coronavirus updates

June 24 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Pandemic speed date
Reflections on a random chat with a total stranger
New Paltz Times, 6/23/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today we're returning to the Art Education Program. The Class of 2020 documented their experiences transitioning to remote student teaching with expressive storyboards and other creative narratives. Their collected works can be viewed via this link.

 
by Nicole Taverez '20 (Art Education)
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Protocols and Supervisor Guidance for Employee Return to Campus

Posted on: 3:04 PM on Tue, 23 June

Colleagues,
As we prepare to bring campus community members back, we know that many employees are concerned and feel uncertain about returning to work.  Some are concerned about protocols and practices that will be in place to keep the campus community safe, while others may have concerns about how returning to work impacts work-life dynamics as some employees are caring for elders and children while working remotely.  Below are some initial steps as well as longer term actions supervisors and department leaders can take to prepare work-spaces and support employee needs.
Currently, a telecommuting program is in place for employees in all negotiating units until October 2.  We urge supervisors and employees to work together to continue telecommuting plans and staggered campus schedules to the extent that these plans meet operational needs.  These plans can of course be updated as employee needs and operational needs change.  HRDI is available to help with questions or with altering of telecommuting plans.  Updated plans can be sent to Jodi Papa at papaj@newpaltz.edu   Some units on campus will be deemed essential and will return to campus presence (while maintaining social distancing and using provided personal protective equipment (PPE)) to prepare for operations and instructional needs as students and other employees return to campus this fall.

REQUIRED training for all employees BEFORE returning to campus for work

  • All employees will need to complete a general training video (approximately 12 minutes, requires New Paltz Login) prior to returning to work on campus.
  • Your department may have additional safety protocols that need to be incorporated.  Supervisors are encouraged to contact the Office of Environmental Health & Safety to discuss any additional safety protocols, training or specialized personal protective equipment that may be needed.
  • Assuring that we maintain safe social distancing
The current guidance is that we should maintain at least 6 feet of distance where an office space is occupied by more than one person. 
    • Complete a social distancing assessment of your office area(s) and as warranted contact Environmental Health & Safety with questions and for guidance on how to address the needs in your office. Again, we strongly encourage that you continue to employ practices that avoid or reduce the frequency of in-person interaction. Use email, phones, WebEx for meetings and lock boxes or trays outside of offices.
    • Where six feet of distance difficult or impossible to maintain in the office space, can furniture be reconfigured to maintain distance and still preserve functioning?
    • Consider alternatives your office might need to employ consider for replacing in-person transactions. For example, using email, phones, web-ex for meetings and lock boxes or trays outside of offices for deliveries of paperwork.
    • Will you need to eliminate waiting areas for individuals visiting your office and develop alternative procedures for those waiting for appointments?

Communicating Safety

    • Contact the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for signage to encourage healthy habits and maintain social distancing per the social distancing and face covering guidance from CDC.
    • If six feet of social distancing is not feasible, a face covering (over the nose and mouth) must be worn per current social distancing and face covering guidance and Executive Orders.  Even if social distancing is feasible, face coverings will be required in classrooms and other settings noted below. Face coverings are available for pick up at the mail room.

Working Differently

    • Determine the capacity for employees to work remotely and identify functions requiring in-person campus presence.  Make use of the telecommuting program which is now extended to October 2, 2020.  Contact HRDI for assistance and guidance if you have questions on confirming a plan.
    • What to do if an employee has indicated they need accommodations or are high risk for COVID-19.
      • The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) allows for employees to self-identify need for accommodations if they (or a family member in the home) are in a high-risk category based upon a preexisting medical conditions, immunocompromised status or disability.  Employees who wish to discuss ADA accommodations should be directed to the college’s ADA process https://www.newpaltz.edu/hr/accommodations-ada/
      • Accommodations are dependent on the specific needs of the individual employee.  HRDI will work with the employee directly to guide the ADA process and will work with departments to ensure accommodation requests are met appropriately.
  • Continue to hold meetings via web-ex or phone.  This reduces the need to gather people in spaces and reduces possibility of transmission.
  • Seek guidance from HRDI before inviting any visitors to campus.
  • If your office allows for paperwork and transactions to occur via email or drop box, continue those practices and reduce the number of visitors and in-person transactions .
  • Small spaces, like break rooms, lounges, kitchenettes or copy rooms etc. should be limited to 10 people or less and maintain required social distancing of 6 ft.
  • Discourage employees from sharing other employees’ tools, desks, equipment and encourage them to clean and disinfect tools, desks and equipment between uses.

Daily Routine:

  • Employees will be required to complete a daily health screening for any day they are planning to work on campus. Information on this screening process will be provided soon.
  • Employees who identify as having elevated temperature (above 100 degrees) or any common COVID symptoms (cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, congestion/runny nose, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea) would not be permitted to report to campus to work and would be referred to Jane Gallucci in Benefits for support and guidance.
    • Employees who report a temperature or symptoms but who feel able to work remotely until these conditions resolve are to be accommodated and would not be required to use time.  Employees are encouraged to seek medical attention if temperature and symptoms worsen or do not resolve.
    • Employees who report temperature or symptoms and who are not well enough to work remotely. If an employee is quarantined, they receive 14 calendar days of leave. This does not have to be continuous.
    • In the case that an employee does qualify for leave or has run out of leave, an employee can use sick, FEPSLA or unpaid time.
  • Employees may need reminders and directives to wear mask while traveling between offices.
  • Face coverings are required in public spaces, including when using elevators, and where interaction will be less than 6 ft under NY Forward guidance.
  • Encourage employees to maintain office cleanliness.  Desk and office spaces are easier to clean if there is less clutter or collection of personal items. Employees will be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their own desk, office common spaces, work equipment and partitions.
  • Encourage employees to rigorously practice hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation.
  • Disinfecting supplies are available upon request from OEM by area supervisors.

Longer term support

  • Talk with employees in your area. Check-in regularly with employees to discuss their challenges, concerns or questions.
  • Make it clear that you understand that needs may change in their lives and you are open to hearing from them and that you are open to supporting changing needs and transition.  HRDI is a partner in supporting our employees and supervisors.  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is another resource for support. EAP Coordinators
Lee Degnan – degnanl@newpatlz.edu
Avram B. Segall – segalla@newpaltz.edu
Office: SUB 336
Phone: (845) 257-2886
Office Hours: Monday – 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.,  Wednesdays & Fridays by appointment only.
Tanhena Pacheco Dunn
Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 23 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Quarantine call for art results in hundreds of submissions
  • Alumni Association welcomes Class of 2020  
  • Theatre Arts alumna earns prestigious scholarship 
  • Women's basketball recruits new Hawks 
  • New Paltz Magazine – Opening Doors 
  • Events and development opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

More than 250 Hudson Valley artists “Stay Home, Make Art”
The Dorsky's online exhibition explores how quarantine has impacted our lives and creative practices

A labor of love
Alumni Association welcomes Class of 2020 in new ways due to COVID-19

Recent alumna applies prestigious costume design scholarship during pandemic
Stella Katz ’20 (Theatre Arts) awarded the inaugural Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship

SUNY New Paltz women's basketball announces incoming recruiting class for 2020-21 season
Coach Jamie Seward talks about each of the College's five incoming recruits

 
 
Meet Sharrell Matta ’04 (Psychology; Sociology)! Matta is featured in the latest issue of New Paltz Magazine. "Opening Doors: Educating the next generation of leaders" looks at how SUNY New Paltz alumni are using their influence to make the world a more curious and inclusive place as they nurture the talented students in their high schools. 
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

Ask a Librarian: Open Q&A with the Sojourner Truth Library, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Sessions cover topics including course reserves, finding e-resources for your syllabus, remote library instruction and research support for students

SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning launches this week
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15

 

Coronavirus updates

June 23 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

SUNY New Paltz to give Gerald Benjamin virtual retirement party
The College will host virtual event for the founding director of The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives, June 25
Daily Freeman, 6/21/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, a "smart outdoor chair" that appeared in the 2020 Virtual Engineering Design Expo.

 
Quentin Owusu-Adjei Thomson '20 (Electrical Engineering), James Luong ’20 (Electrical Engineering), Michael Perez ’20 (Electrical Engineering), Syed Walid ’20 (Electrical Engineering) and Bryce Shannon ’20 (Mechanical Engineering) 
Advisor: Gerald Selvaggi  

"This chair will initiate a signal when it is exposed to a water source such as rain droplets. It is designed to automatically protect the interior cushion from any water damage. This will be done by having the back of the chair close onto the seat cushions of the chair, so the only part exposed is the protective material (Figure 1)."

 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 22 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • State issues guidance to colleges and universities for fall
  • Reflections on an historic week for inclusion
  • Guidance and FAQs for faculty planning fall 2020 courses
  • Today: SUNY Pride Virtual Art Gallery Opening
  • The week ahead at the Career Resource Center, including a June 25 discussion with an alumnus and hiring expert at Indeed.com
  • Capstones & theses: A children's tale of pride and self-discovery
  • Events and development opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

State issues guidance to colleges and universities to allow some in-person instruction and on-campus housing for fall
Campuses must develop plans, which attest to meeting the guidance
Plans will be approved by SUNY Administration and filed with the State
Following approval and certification, plans can be shared with campus community

Reflections on an historic week for inclusion
With the state's recognition of Juneteenth and two Supreme Court rulings, a sense of momentum for efforts to eradicate racism and systemic oppression

Guidance for faculty on planning fall 2020 courses
Tips and resources for becoming remote-ready

Frequently Asked Questions for faculty regarding Online/Hybrid/Blended Learning
Useful information for the COVID-19 era and beyond

Weekly update from the Career Resource Center
Upcoming events, including "What Employers Want," a virtual discussion with alumnus and Indeed.com account executive David Amthor on Thursday, June 25

 
 
The SUNY Pride Virtual Art Gallery Opening is here!
Join us today at 5 p.m. for a celebration of student and faculty works in visual art, film, creative writing, dance, drama and music, devoted to LGBTQI+ history and inclusion.
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

Ask a Librarian: Open Q&A with the Sojourner Truth Library, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Sessions cover topics including course reserves, finding e-resources for your syllabus, remote library instruction and research support for students

SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning launches this week
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15

 

Coronavirus updates

June 22 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

100 Days of Cuomo: Governor ends daily COVID-19 briefings
Gerald Benjamin comments for story about an unprecedented series of press events
Associated Press, 6/19/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, a children's tale of self-discovery and empowerment from the Graphic Design Program's BFA Thesis Show.

 
Yian Chen '20 (Graphic Design)

"Little Jelly Bean is an online interactive short story about a jelly bean who is not happy with their fictional pronouns and gender. Little Jelly Bean sets out to discover a world of different genders and pronouns but faces difficulty along the way. Through interactive storytelling and original illustrations, this project educates and introduces children to the idea of transgender identity with an authentic and touching experience that will help them understand then support trans people without prejudice. Another aim is to act as a support and an initial knowledge to trans children that encourages them to be who they really are."

 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 18 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Governor Cuomo issues executive order recognizing Juneteenth as holiday for state employees
  • SUNY New Paltz Listens: A Conversation About Race, June 24
  • Assembly Member and alumna Alicia Hyndman ’93 (Black Studies) comments on executive order 
  • Historical context and further reading on Juneteenth
  • Student-led service fraternity raised $3,000+ for racial justice
  • Video: Get to know the Scholar's Mentorship Program
  • Events and development opportunities
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Governor Cuomo issues executive order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees
"June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth, which shall be a holiday for state employees, who if not required to work, shall be entitled to leave at full pay without charge to existing accruals and for those employees who are required to work, they shall receive one day of compensatory time."

SUNY New Paltz Listens: A Conversation About Race, Wednesday, June 24
The Student Association and campus leadership invite students, faculty and staff to the first in a series of town hall dialogues; Pre-registration is required

 
 
"Black Emancipation Day, June 19th, 1865 also known as Juneteenth, is pivotal in the joy, congregation, and spiritual well being of black people in America. I am pleased that the work I have done to solidify Juneteenth as a holiday in the State of New York is coming to fruition. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Governor to ensure black history and liberation stays at the forefront of progress." - New York State Assembly Member and SUNY New Palz alumna Alicia Hyndman ’93 (Black Studies), on today's announcement of Governor Cuomo's executive order recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday for state employees.
 

On Juneteenth
Some historical context and additional resources for understanding the day's significance

Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 204
Read the full text of the order declaring Juneteenth a holiday for state employees

Campus chapter of service fraternity raises $3,000+ for Black Visions Collective
100% of donations go to advocacy organization that works for racial justice, equity and political empowerment

 
 
The Scholar's Mentorship Program is dedicated to supporting high-achieving students of color at SUNY New Paltz. Learn more about the program in this new video featuring Director Mark Rumnit and a number of students and alumni from the SMP family.
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

Today! Community Online Academy: June 18, 2020
New sessions on evolving workplace culture hosted by Next Jump young leaders

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

Ask a Librarian: Open Q&A with the Sojourner Truth Library, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Sessions cover topics including course reserves, finding e-resources for your syllabus, remote library instruction and research support for students

Register for SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15

 

Coronavirus updates

June 18 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Canceled Tulip Festival donates hundreds of flowers to senior living community
Alumnus Tom Smiley ’09g (Business), chief executive officer at Mohonk Mountain House, comments on donation to Woodland Pond
Better Homes & Gardens, 6/10/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, printmaking and installation that appeared in "Other Worlds are Possible," the 2020 Virtual MFA show.

 
Xuewu Zheng '20 (Printmaking)

"I titled this body of my work Meditation. The works, include two series, containing both printmaking and installation. I have been working on both series for about 30 years. I examine both history and the present in a very personal way and I integrate both philosophy and religion into my work. Through my artistic practice, I bridge the language gap between the Eastern and Western cultures. I pay attention to the relationships between humans and nature, and how they are shaped by modern civilization. Meditation is both the content and the state of my life, and my primary means of instigating this research."

 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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, 17 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • A fall to-do list from Student Financial Services
  • SUNY Virtual Career Fair goes live today!
  • English faculty member earns two distinguished fellowships
  • A prototype for more sustainable 3D printing from the Engineering Design EXPO
  • New SUNY Center for Equity Studies will be led by a former New Paltz professor
  • Events and development opportunities, including details on a virtual solstice celebration at Wooster Hall
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The inspiration for Woody the Woodpecker?
 

News from around campus

Action items for students from the Office of Student Financial Services
A few easy recommendations to help you get ready for fall

Today's the day: Meet with 80+ employers at the SUNY Virtual Career Fair
Join a statewide professional network and learn about opportunities in a variety of fields and industries

Assistant Professor Crystal S. Donkor earns two prestigious fellowships
Department of English faculty member recognized for exceptional scholarship in multicultural literature

Thursday Community Online Academy: June 18, 2020
Including new sessions on evolving workplace culture hosted by Next Jump young leaders

Former New Paltz faculty member will lead new Shirley A. Chisholm Center for Equity Studies at SUNY Empire State
La Tasha Brown, previously assistant professor of digital media & journalism, named program manager of new initiative to address racial and social inequities

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, we're cycling back to the Virtual Engineering Design EXPO, with a potentially game-changing design promoting sustainable 3D printing.

 
Ian Lorber '20 (Mechanical Engineering), Chris Lopez ’20 (Mechanical Engineering) and Richard Moretti ’20 (Mechanical Engineering)
Advisor: Assistant Professor Ping-Chuan Wang

"The machine designed in this project recycles scrap PLA plastic commonly used in FDM 3D printers so the material can be reused to print more parts. This machine will help make additive manufacturing a more sustainable method of design by reducing the waste that comes with failed parts."

 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

Time on Task Webinar, June 19 at 12 p.m.


The Office of Instructional Technology will define “time on task,” demonstrate how to calculate it and offer tips for planning appropriate workloads in on online, hybrid or combined learning course

Virtual Summer Solstice at Wooster Hall, June 19 at 12:30 p.m.


The tradition continues with a livestream celebration of solar noon on the longest day of the year

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

Ask a Librarian: Open Q&A with the Sojourner Truth Library, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Sessions cover topics including course reserves, finding e-resources for your syllabus, remote library instruction and research support for students

Register for SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15

 

Coronavirus updates

June 17 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Ulster County goes 24 hours without a new COVID-19 case
Region sees first such period since initial outbreak in mid-March
New Paltz Times, 6/15/20

 

From our community

 
The Ornithology Lab (@newpaltzornithology) is one of the best social media follows at SUNY New Paltz, particularly during the spring and summer months. Last week they made friends with this "very large and loud" pileated woodpecker. The team of students, mentored by Associate Professor Kara Belinsky, has been able to continue its outdoor work this summer while following masking and social distancing guidelines. Read more about this project here.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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, 16 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • A message from President Christian on planning for fall 2020
  • Alumni, students lend journalism talents to The River Newsroom
  • Just one more day until the SUNY Virtual Career Fair
  • Video: Alumna's artistic experience during the pandemic
  • Student Research Symposium: Soil nitrogen and hemp fibers 
  • Events and development opportunities, including new offerings from the Office of Instructional Technology
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

A message from President Christian on planning for fall 2020
"We will take the actions, expend the energy, and employ the creativity and innovation necessary to provide students – all students, including those most heavily impacted by coronavirus and racial disparities in our country with the outstanding educational and community experiences that have made SUNY New Paltz the remarkable institution that attracted you to attend here in the first place"

New online newsroom creates opportunities for early-career journalists
New Paltz students, alumni report on the Hudson Valley for The River Newsroom

Today: Virtual Drop-In hours with the Office of Instructional Technology
Have questions about Blackboard, course development or anything else OIT-related?
Join us Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m. through the month of June

 
 
Video: A virtual studio walkthrough and introduction to alumna’s new project, Unification
Zahra Nazari ’14 (Painting/Drawing) shares how she is coping during the COVID-19 pandemic and gives details on her upcoming solo show in New York City, spring 2021.
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

SUNY Virtual Career Fair, June 17
Students and alumni can network with more than 80 employers from home; Contact the Career Resource Center with questions

Time on Task Webinar, June 19 at 12 p.m.
Learn how to plan an appropriate amount of work in an online, hybrid or combined learning course

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

Register for SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15

 

Coronavirus updates

June 16 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

New Paltz village trustees seek renewed role in local police oversight
Review is needed amid growing awareness that village trustees have no authority over local law enforcement practices and procedures
Daily Freeman, 6/13/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, we're featuring work from the 2020 Student Research Symposium, sponsored by the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Program.

 
Hadid Rabadi '20 (Mechanical Engineering) and Jacqueline Taylor ’20 (Mechanical Engineering)

"With the use of sustainable biomaterials such as hemp, synthetic material in composites may be replaced in targeted applications. However, this switch is complicated by the material property variation of natural fiber replacements. In order to gain an understanding of how different material properties are impacted by different agricultural processes and harvesting techniques, hemp samples grown in the years 2018 and 2019 with different levels of manure or inorganic nitrogen were tested. Single, defect-free fiber strands were placed on clear mounting tabs and then measured to determine the average cross sectional area of the fiber."

 

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

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Reminder for students: Apply by June 25 to receive CARES Act funding
  • René Antrop-González assumes new role as dean of education
  • SUNY hosting virtual career fair this Wednesday
  • Update for employees on new time off to vote policy
  • Weekly Instagram Live schedule from the Career Resource Center
  • Video: An international student's experience in New Paltz during the pandemic
  • Student capstones & theses: Metalsmithing and childhood
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Students: Still time to apply for CARES Act funds
More than 5,000 New Paltz students are eligible to receive grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations; Submit your application by June 25

René Antrop-González assumes new role as dean of education
New leadership in the School of Education effective today; Michael Rosenberg will return to the faculty as professor in the Department of Teaching & Learning

Meet with more than 80 employers at the SUNY Virtual Career Fair, June 17
RSVP now and take advantage of an opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the comfort of home; Contact the Career Resource Center with questions

Update for state employees on Election Law amendment relating to time off to vote
Employees may take up to two hours paid leave to vote in New York elections when they do not have sufficient time to vote before or after their work shift

Career Resource Center is live on Instagram, every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
This week: Director Mark McFadden interviews alumna Alyssa Velazquez '19 (Sociology), people coordinator at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, about job searches and careers in the non-profit sector

 
 
Video: An international student's experience in New Paltz during COVID-19.
Madhulika Panidepu '20g (Computer Science) was unable to return home to Vijayawada, India, when coronavirus came to New York. She talks about staying positive and staying safe while keeping up with her studies.
 

Events and Opportunities

"Farmscape Ecology": Virtual panel and film screening, June 16 at 6 p.m.
Scientists and researchers, including Shafiul Chowdhury, director of the College's Environmental Geochemical Science Program, will discuss sustainable farming before the world premiere of Jon Bowermaster's new documentary

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

SUNY Technology Conference, June 16 - 18
Virtual event will be free to attendees; advance registration is required

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

Register for SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15

 

Coronavirus updates

June 15 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative Podcast
Adjunct Professor Michael Frank talks about the regional response to food crises caused by coronavirus, and where we go from here
Radio Kingston, 6/1/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, we're featuring work from Gap in the Clouds, the capstone exhibition for BA and BS seniors in the visual arts.

 
Emily Rowe '20 (Visual Arts)

"The imagination of a child is what I am returning to through my artwork. No dream is too big, too small, or too scary. Through metalsmithing and painting I create an atmosphere of fantasy as a narrative of my past ... Reminiscing and keeping memories from fading away are my goals." See more by the artist on Instagram @emily.rowe.art.

 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
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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 Fri, 12 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • I Still Can't Breathe: Narrative by an alumnus and lifelong activist
  • Village of New Paltz passes resolutions acknowledging history of violence targeting marginalized communities
  • School of Education recognizes student excellence
  • New book from History Professor Emerita Susan Lewis
  • Students: Last chance to enroll in Global Commons summer virtual study abroad
  • Events and development opportunities
  • Student capstones & theses: Photography from an all-American town
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media: Local officials weigh in on current events
 

News from around campus

I Still Can’t Breathe
A narrative by alumnus Charles Dumas ’75, lifelong political activist and professor emeritus at Penn State University

School of Education recognizes student excellence
Honoring those who went above and beyond as leaders in the Early Childhood/Childhood Education Program

History Professor Emerita co-authors new book on young adult fiction in wartime
Susan Lewis studies heroines in American series fiction of World War I

 
 
The New Paltz Village Board recently passed two memorializing resolutions that acknowledge the deep history of violence endured by LGBTQ+ and Black Americans. They reaffirmed those resolutions with the annual repainting of the Pride crosswalk this week.
Learn more at the Village of New Paltz's Facebook page.
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

June 15 is deadline to enroll in SUNY Global Commons Program
A virtual study abroad experience focused on sustainability, July 6 - Aug. 15

SUNY Technology Conference, June 16 - 18
Virtual event will be free to attendees; advance registration is required

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

Register for SUNY Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning
Free webinars on digital learning tools, every Wednesday from June 24 to July 15

 

Coronavirus updates

June 12 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Local officials weigh in on police issues
A round-up of statements from law enforcement leaders and the county executive
New Paltz Times, 6/10/20

Hudson Valley traffic fell by over 70% during Covid-19 pandemic
Research firm aggregates anonymous location data from smartphones and GPS devices to estimate volume
New Paltz Times, 6/9/20

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, documents of an all-American hometown. These works appeared in "Other Worlds are Possible," the 2020 Virtual MFA show, and the Photography Program's spring gallery.

 
Bruce Wahl '20g (Photography & Related Media)

"My father lives in a town I can not get lost in. He still inhabits my childhood home, surrounded by a collection of objects and photographs arrayed as shrines to his American Dream. Both the town and the man seem alien to me now. This village could be anywhere in New England, it is generic in its quirkiness. Chock full of its own altars to cultural ideas and heavy with an American artifice of place. Photographs, much like memories, degrade over time but still reach for a truth. This is not a perfect objective truth, but a personal one both conflicted and contradictory, this is America after all."

 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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 Thu, 11 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • New joint guidance from SUNY and RF on restarting research activities
  • Free online Narcan training at 6:30 p.m.
  • Office of Instructional Technology hosting drop-in hours today
  • Q&A webinar with an AIG financial professional this afternoon
  • More events and development opportunities
  • Meet the women's volleyball incoming recruiting class
  • Student capstones & theses: Graphic design and voter turnout
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

SUNY and Research Foundation issue joint guidance on restarting research on campuses
Best practices for ensuring safe, streamlined re-opening of research activities

Today at 6:30 p.m.: Free online Narcan training from the New Paltz Opioid Prevention and Response Team
Register and receive a free kit via community pick-up or safe home delivery

Women's volleyball team announces incoming recruiting class for 2020 season
Meet the newest Hawks looking to build on last year's tournament appearance

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today, a timely reminder that good design can support good democracy, from the 2020 Graphic Design BFA Thesis Show.

 
Luke Barnell '20 (Graphic Design)

"Election dates, voter registration deadlines, polling places and other election information can be overwhelming to even the most politically informed citizens in the United States ... By creating a visual language along with clear and consistent guidelines for usage across a variety of mediums, this project improves accessibility and legibility of voter information and aims to give citizens access to the information they need to participate in democratic elections."

 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

Thursday Community Online Academy: June 11, 2020
Today's sessions run the gamut from Hip-Hop Dance to Robotics to Mood Boosting Recipes

Today at 2 p.m.:Virtual Drop-In hours at the Office of Instructional Technology
Get answers to questions about Blackboard, course development and more

Today at 3 p.m.: Q&A with an AIG financial professional
Free webinar on navigating market volatility during pandemic

June 15 is deadline to enroll in SUNY Global Commons Program
A virtual study abroad experience focused on sustainability, July 6 - Aug. 15

SUNY Technology Conference, June 16 - 18
Virtual event will be free to attendees; advance registration is required

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

 

Coronavirus updates

June 11 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Kelsey Grammer, Debra Granik, & More to Mentor the 2020 Youth Film Lab
Program Director and SUNY New Paltz Assistant Professor Megan Sperry will help lead transition to an online format
Broadway World, 6/9/20

 
 
Though it had to be cancelled this year, the New Paltz Regatta has been a late-spring tradition in the village for more than six decades. For this #ThrowbackThursday, a thrilling photo finish from 1972.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
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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?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 10 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • State guidance on Phase Two reopening for Mid-Hudson region
  • June 15 is last day to enroll in Global Commons virtual study abroad experience
  • Award-winning scholarship from School of Business faculty
  • Tomorrow's Perks at Work online academy schedule
  • Student capstones & theses: Automating a summer chore
  • Events and development opportunities, including a guided conversation today on navigating the pandemic
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media: Alumna Ilyasah Shabazz '85 speaks on MSNBC
 

News from around campus

Governor Cuomo announces Mid-Hudson Valley enters Phase Two of reopening
Region takes another step forward in pandemic response

New York Forward guidance on Phase Two reopening
Information on businesses and other commercial and recreational activities

June 15 is deadline to enroll in SUNY Global Commons Program
A virtual study abroad experience focused on sustainability, July 6 - Aug. 15

Thursday Community Online Academy: June 11, 2020
Tomorrow's sessions run the gamut from Hip-Hop Dance to Robotics to Mood Boosting Recipes

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today we're returning to the Virtual Engineering Design EXPO to check out a time-saving, summer-friendly prototype.

 
Katie Russell '20 (Electrical Engineering), Tristan Judd '20 (Computer Engineering), Kurt Pressly '20 (Electrical Engineering), Chelsea Angulas '20 (Mechanical Engineering), Michele Lederer '20 (Mechanical Engineering), Matthew Pero '20 (Mechanical Engineering)
Advisors: Associate Professor Baback Izadi
Assistant Professor Jared Nelson

"Autonomous lawn mowers are an emerging technology that show large potential for future implementation in the lawn care industry. Most current models require an electrified guidewire to be installed to constrain the mower’s movements on the user’s lawn. This project removes the required guidewire using a GPS mapping system and an algorithm to plot the lawn mower’s path as it navigates the lawn ... The developed algorithm using Python language for the Raspberry Pi stores information as the lawn mower traverses the area ... This information is used to mow the lawn in straight lines with the most efficient mowing route, reducing cost and labor."

 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

June 11, 3 p.m.: Q&A with an AIG financial professional
Free webinar on navigating market volatility during pandemic

SUNY Technology Conference, June 16 - 18
Virtual event will be free to attendees; advance registration is required

Summer sustainability book readings and conversations
First up: Andrea Frank, associate professor of photography & related media, leads a June 17 talk on selections from Wendell Berry's "The World-Ending Fire"

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

Virtual Drop-In hours at the Office of Instructional Technology
Have questions about Blackboard, course development or anything else OIT-related?
Join us Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m. through the month of June

 

Coronavirus updates

June 10 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Malcolm X’s daughter: ‘We can’t find ourselves in the same place 50 years from now’
New Paltz alumna Ilyasah Shabazz '85 (Biology) says she’s encouraged by the next generation’s eagerness for change
MSNBC, 6/7/20

 
 
"Custom made social distancing fun just in time for summer," courtesy of Educational Opportunity Program Director Tony Bonilla '87 (Spanish) '05g (Professional Studies)
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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 Tue, 9 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • RSVP for June 25 retirement celebration for Gerald Benjamin
  • Music performance seniors record recitals in lieu of live events
  • Join the Summer Sustainability Book Read
  • SUNY will host a Remote Teaching Institute for faculty
  • COVID-19 resources from the Employee Assistance Program
  • Student capstones & theses: An illustrated day in the life of a visual arts student teacher
  • Events and development opportunities, including an Instructional Technology drop-in session today at 10 a.m.
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

A retirement celebration for Gerald Benjamin, June 25 at 3 p.m.
RSVP by June 20 and join us in honoring the founding director of the Benjamin Center

With recitals impossible, performance majors make music from their living rooms
"We need music, now more than ever, as a way to connect to each other and lift our spirits"

Summer sustainability book readings and conversations
First up: Andrea Frank, associate professor of photography & related media, leads a June 17 talk on selections from Wendell Berry's "The World-Ending Fire"

SUNY Remote Teaching Institute kicks off June 22
Join colleagues from across the system for a free, week-long exploration of best practices in online course design and delivery

Employee Assistance Program curating large and growing library of COVID-19 resources
Information, self-care groups, labor resources, childcare options and more

 

Student Capstones and Thesis Work

It was genuinely difficult to keep up with the staggering volume of galleries, exhibitions, original research and video presentations New Paltz students published at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We'd like to take time this summer to spotlight individual projects and give this exceptional scholarship and creative work its due.

 

Today we're focusing on the Art Education Program. As this year's seniors adapted to remote student teaching in the visual arts, they also created their own pieces reflecting on the sudden and unexpected transition. The collected works of the Art Education Program's 2020 class can be viewed via this link.

 
From a Distance
Marlena Doerr '20 (Visual Arts Education)

An illustrated narrative of a day in the life of a student teacher working remotely

 

Insights from the Disciplines

The present crisis demands a new international monetary system for the public good
A call to reimagine global money for the 21st century
Mona Ali, associate professor, Department of Economics, writing in The Political Quarterly

 

Events and Opportunities

Today: Virtual Drop-In hours at the Office of Instructional Technology
Have questions about Blackboard, course development or anything else OIT-related?
Join us Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m. through the month of June

Join AIG for plain-English answers from a financial profesional
Today at noon, a free webinar on navigating market volatility during pandemic

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

SUNY Technology Conference, June 16 - 18
Virtual event will be free to attendees; advance registration is required

Enroll in SUNY Global Commons Program, July 6 - Aug. 15
Students can earn six credits through this virtual study abroad experience focused on sustainability

SUNY SAIL webinar series continues June 10 with "Leadership in Times of Crisis: What Are We Learning?"
Join the conversation about the current arc and impact of COVID-19 on the practice of leadership

 

Coronavirus updates

June 9 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

 

The latest from media

Easing back open in New Paltz
Restaurants slowly getting back to business
New Paltz Times, 6/6/20

From Opera Sets to Condolence Cards
Scenic artist Nicole Carroll '11 (Theatre Arts) donates time and creativity during industry pause
American Theatre, 6/5/20

 
 
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art put out a call to Hudson Valley artists in early April, asking how they're staying creative while social distancing. The response has been overwhelming: More than 250 artists have submitted work to the Stay Home, Make Art virtual exhibition in less than two months. We couldn't resist sharing "New Paltz," Tamara DelBoccio's painting of the village's iconic skyline. The full collection can be viewed on The Dorsky Museum's Facebook and Instagram pages.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting 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 Mon, 8 June

   
We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.
 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Video of President Christian's June 5 live chat
  • Message from the University Police Department
  • How the College is working with local partners on opiod prevention and response
  • Sign up now to participate in SUNY's virtual Pride Month celebration
  • News from the Career Resource Center
  • Men's soccer charity run raises funds for NYC-based causes
  • Student capstones & theses: An interdisciplinary study of contaminants in urban gardens
  • Events and development opportunities, including a SUNY technology conference
  • Coronavirus updates
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Video: Conversation with President Christian
Updates and Q&A on a range of topics, including anti-racist initiatives at the College

A message from the University Police Department
"Seeing this unfold made me reflect upon what our department does, will continue to do, and will do in the future to understand, train, and openly communicate with all members of our campus community"

College joins regional opiod prevention and response effort
Pandemic and social distancing pose special challenges for those living with a substance use disorder

Weekly update from the Career Resource Center
Gearing up for SUNY's virtual career fair

Men's soccer team takes on 24-mile challenge fundraiser
Student athletes giving all proceeds to Feed the Frontlines NYC and Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

 
 
The SUNY Pride celebration is going virtual this year, and all members of the community are welcome to participate. Register now for the June 25 virtual meet-up and get a free SUNY pride face mask!
 

Events and Opportunities

Trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion:

Click the links above to register, or view all available HRDI trainings at: www.newpaltz.edu/hr/training/catalog.html

SUNY Technology Conference, June 16 - 18
Virtual event will be free to attendees; advance registration is required

Enrollment open for SUNY Global Commons Program, July 6 - Aug. 15
Students can earn six credits through this virtual study abroad experience focused on sustainability