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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 24 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Three additional off-campus students have tested positive
  • College announces extended utility reduction effort for winter 2020-21
  • Dec. 3 lecture features leading scholar of African American political representation
  • Employees: Nov. 30 deadline to enroll in Flex Spending Account for 2021
  • Global learning opportunities for spring 2021
  • SUNY offers three-course teaching and learning certificate for new faculty
  • Stay active this winter with the NPHawks Virtual Group Exercise library
  • Metal Program students organize online exhibition for NYC Jewelry Week
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: UPD officers raise $6,000+ for local food pantries
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 24 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Three additional off-campus students have tested positive

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

College announces extended utility reduction effort for winter 2020-21
Telecommuting policy creates opportunity to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with limited inconvenience to campus community members

Gaining Voice: Dec. 3 lecture features leading scholar of African American political representation
The Benjamin Center and the Department of Black Studies welcome Christopher J. Clark (University of North Carolina) for a virtual talk on Black seat share and policy representation

Employees: Nov. 30 deadline to enroll in Flex Spending Account for 2021
Pre-tax benefit can be used to pay for health care, dependent care and adoption expenses

Global learning opportunities for spring 2021
While study abroad is suspended, there are lots of virtual options for students looking for an international experience

SUNY Center for Professional Development offers three-course teaching and learning certificate for new faculty
Each course lasts six weeks and requires about two-four hours per week to complete
First course, beginning Jan. 5, 2021, focuses on essential communication skills

Stay active this winter with the NPHawks Virtual Group Exercise library
On-demand studio routines including dance fitness, yoga, pilates and more

 
 
SUNY New Paltz Metal Program on Instagram
The Metal Program presents the third edition of "denizen," a virtual exhibition of art, jewelry and objects created by current graduate students for New York City Jewelry Week. It's a stunning collection; see it now at newpaltzmetal.com.
We also recommend checking out the Metal Program on Instagram (@newpaltzmetal) for photos and bios of the artists who organized the exhibition this year.
 

Events and resources

FAQs about remote teaching and learning technology
Quick-and-easy info from the ITS Service Desk to support students, faculty and staff ahead of the College's planned transition to fully remote instruction after Thanksgiving Recess

The Sojourner Truth Library is here for you post-Thanksgiving
Useful information about using Library services in the weeks ahead

Suicide Prevention Symposium for professionals, faculty and students
Knowledge and strategies to enhance well-being of college students, including new research related to COVID-19, presented by SUNY and the NYS College Health Association, Dec. 1-10

 

The latest from media

More cases of COVID-19 at SUNY New Paltz
Reporting follows tests of more than 3,000 students during Test Before You Go efforts
Mid-Hudson News, 11/23/20

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz University Police Department on Instagram
University Police officers hit the road for a Stock the Shelves Fundraiser this month to support local food pantries before Thanksgiving. Donors committed up to $1 per mile ridden, and officers from multiple agencies rode as much as 100 miles each. Overall, the campaign raised more than $6,000 - $1,905 of which was donated to our own campus food pantry.
 

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, 23 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Fifteen additional students have tested positive, as the College conducted more than 3,000 tests from Nov. 16-20, part of Test Before You Go efforts
  • Last Chance: Test Before You Go today, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Awosting Hall
  • Chancellor Malatras visits New Paltz to review COVID-19 testing
  • SUNY and UUP agree to extend free, mandatory COVID-19 testing for UUP-represented employees through spring semester
  • Answers to some frequently asked questions about remote teaching and learning technology
  • The Sojourner Truth Library is here for you post-Thanksgiving
  • News and opportunities from the Career Resource Center
  • Digital Media & Journalism class interviews the creative team behind a new Hulu show about a trans pre-teen
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Photos from Chancellor Malatras's Nov. 20 visit to campus
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 23 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Fifteen additional students have tested positive, as the College conducted more than 3,000 on-campus tests from Nov. 16-20, part of Test Before You Go efforts

LAST CHANCE: Test Before You Go and protect loved ones before Thanksgiving
SUNY requires all students who live on campus or who have come to campus during the semester to get tested for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving or face judicial consequences
Quick, free pool testing today from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Awosting Hall
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

 
Recap of Chancellor Malatras's Nov. 20 visit to SUNY New Paltz

SUNY Chancellor Malatras visits New Paltz to review mandatory COVID-19 testing
“Our students, campus leadership, faculty and staff have done a tremendous job keeping each other safe”

Answers to some frequently asked questions about remote teaching and learning technology
Quick-and-easy info from the ITS Service Desk to support students, faculty and staff ahead of the College's planned transition to fully remote instruction after Thanksgiving Recess

The Sojourner Truth Library is here for you post-Thanksgiving
Useful information about using Library services in the weeks ahead

News and opportunities from the Career Resource Center
Information on virtual consultations during Winter Session, and an upcoming info session on employment at Amazon

Applied learning, virtually: Digital Media & Journalism class interviews director and producer of "First Day," a new Hulu show about a trans pre-teen
Excerpts from a student-run Q&A with show runners Julie Kalceff and Kirsty Stark, facilitated by Adjunct Professor Michael Frank

 
 
Recap of Chancellor Malatras's Nov. 20 visit to SUNY New Paltz
Student Association President Haley Hershenson ’21 (Early Childhood & Childhood Education) speaks with SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras and President Donald P. Christian, Friday, Nov. 20.
 

Events and resources

Let us know how the technology support website is working for you
Take this brief survey and help Information Technology Services continue improving the design and content of support.newpaltz.edu

Suicide Prevention Symposium for professionals, faculty and students
Knowledge and strategies to enhance well-being of college students, including new research related to COVID-19, presented by SUNY and the NYS College Health Association, Dec. 1-10

 

The latest from media

SUNY chancellor says COVID-19 under control
While visiting New Paltz, Chancellor Malatras reports a 0.5% positivity rate out of 510,000 tests conducted system-wide since mandatory testing began
Mid-Hudson News, 11/21/20

 

From Our Community

 
Recap of Chancellor Malatras's Nov. 20 visit to SUNY New Paltz
Chancellor Malatras and President Christian dropped by the Awosting Hall COVID-19 testing facility and met with Keith Kenney (third from left), assistant director of athletics, wellness & recreation, who has been overseeing operations at the testing site this semester.
 

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, 20 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One employee and one off-campus student have tested positive
  • Two more days of Test Before You Go COVID-19 testing at Awosting Hall
  • Checking in with Residence Life staff at the end of an unprecedented semester
  • This weekend's theatre performance has been postponed
  • "If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals returns for 2021
  • A virtual adaptation of study abroad for a COVID-19 era
  • Tonight at 6:30 p.m.: Screening of new documentary "Conscience Point"
  • Reminder: Get a free flu shot today at the Student Health Center
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Two recommended Instagram follows
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 20 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One additional employee and one additional off-campus student have tested positive

Two days left: Test Before You Go and protect loved ones before Thanksgiving
SUNY requires all students who live on campus or who have come to campus during the semester to get tested for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving or face judicial consequences
Quick, free pool testing Nov. 20 & 23 at Awosting Hall
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

“I’ve learned how to use my voice”: Checking in with Residence Life staff at the end of an unprecedented semester
A toast to the many Resident Assistants and Community Mentors who have done so much to keep our on-campus population safe, informed and connected during fall 2020

This weekend's performance of “Eat and You Belong to Us” has been postponed
Theatre Arts will reschedule this live-streamed reading out of an abundance of caution

From the Oracle: A virtual adaptation of study abroad for a COVID-19 era
Well-designed international learning experiences online can provide many of the same cultural competencies as actual travel

Tonight at 6:30 p.m.: Virtual screening of "Conscience Point," a new documentary about a fight to protect sacred land in Eastern Long Island
A special presentation from the Sojourner Truth Library in recognition of Native American Heritage Month

Reminder: Get a free flu shot today at the Student Health Center
Your last chance on campus this semester to get protection from influenza viruses

 
 
Hudson Valley Magazine on Instagram
Recommended follow: Hudson Valley Magazine (@hudsonvalleymag) highlights stunning photography of landscapes and secret spots that show why this is one of the best places in the world to live. This photograph from Minnewaska State Park (right up the road from the College) is a repost from @robyn.b.photo.
 

Events and resources

Still time to donate clothes or other goods for Honduran recovery from Hurricane Iota
Men's soccer team member Carlos Cuellar '21 (Marketing) organizes this appeal to help alleviate suffering in his home country; Donations can be dropped off outside the Athletic & Wellness Center now through Sunday, Nov. 22

Fragments of a New Reality: MFA students exhibiting now in Fine Arts Building
A socially distant, on-campus exhibition of student artwork, on view through Nov. 23

Monday is the application deadline for AYURE funding to support collaborative undergraduate research
The Academic Year Undergraduate Research Experience creates invaluable scholarship experiences for students across the disciplines

Resonant Echoes: What does your world sound like?
Music faculty call for community field recordings to be used in new composition

Suicide Prevention Symposium for professionals, faculty and students
Knowledge and strategies to enhance well-being of college students, including new research related to COVID-19, presented by SUNY and the NYS College Health Association, Dec. 1-10

 

The latest from media

School officials discuss whether a full return to remote learning is the right choice for their districts
How Kingston, New Paltz, Saugerties and Onteora are planning for the months ahead
New Paltz Times, 11/18/20

 

From Our Community

 
Nadia Sablin on Instagram
Recommended follow, part two: Assistant Professor Nadia Sablin (@nadiasablin) is a former Guggenheim Fellow who has photographed at locations around the world.
 

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, 19 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student and one employee have tested positive
  • Three more days of Test Before You Go COVID-19 testing at Awosting Hall
  • New York City to close public schools again as virus cases rise
  • Honduran student athlete calls for donations in wake of Hurricane Iota
  • UPD Officer Ryan Law shows what community service can mean this Thanksgiving
  • Today at noon: Tips for reducing your stress at the end of a difficult year
  • Free flu shots at the Student Health Center this Friday, Nov. 20
  • "Eat and You Belong to Us": Final Theatre Arts performance of fall 2020 is a magical exploration of gender and empowerment
  • Fragments of a New Reality: MFA students exhibiting now at the Fine Arts Building
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Floating Verses at Lake Mohonk
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 19 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One additional student and one additional employee have tested positive

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

Three more days of Test Before You Go COVID-19 testing
SUNY requires all students who live on campus or who have come to campus during the semester to get tested before Thanksgiving or face judicial consequences
Get a quick, free pool test Nov. 19, 20 & 23 at Awosting Hall
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
We're looking for a few more pool testing volunteers to help finish strong this semester
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

New York City to close public schools again as virus cases rise
New York Times reports on decision to go fully remote in nation's largest district

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Honduran student athlete calls for donations in wake of Hurricane Iota
Carlos Cuellar '21 (Marketing) appeals to New Paltz community to help alleviate suffering in his home country; Clothing, shoes and other donations can be dropped off outside the Athletic & Wellness Center now through Sunday, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving service, sacrifice can be as simple as small gatherings during the pandemic
After welcoming a new member of the family, UPD Officer Ryan Law plans a tiny feast to keep loved ones safe

Today at noon: Tips for reducing your stress at the end of a difficult year
HRDI and EAP collaborate on a lunchtime workshop on self-care strategies

Free flu shots at the Student Health Center this Friday, Nov. 20
Your last on-campus opportunity this semester to protect yourself from influenza viruses

The final Theatre Arts performance of fall 2020 is a magical exploration of gender and empowerment
Live-streamed readings of “Eat and You Belong to Us,” Nov. 21 & 22

Fragments of a New Reality: MFA students exhibiting now in Fine Arts Building
A socially distant, on-campus exhibition of student artwork, on view through Nov. 23

 
 
SUNY New Paltz Instagram profile
Peaking ahead to Thanksgiving Recess, Finals Week and a well-deserved Winter Break.
 

Events and resources

Faculty: Apply by Nov. 23 for AYURE funding to support collaborative undergraduate research
The Academic Year Undergraduate Research Experience creates invaluable scholarship experiences for students across the disciplines

Dec. 1-10: Suicide Prevention Symposium for faculty, staff and students
Knowledge and strategies to enhance well-being of college students, including new research related to COVID-19, presented by SUNY and the NYS College Health Association

Quick questionnaire for employees on disability status
The College's collection of this information is required in order to receive certain federal funding including scholarships; Providing this information is voluntary; Your response is used only for reporting and will be maintained confidentially

No gift is too small: November is SEFA participation month
Join colleagues in helping to raise thousands for local charities through the State Employees Federated Appeal

 

The latest from media

Governor Cuomo launches free online platform for New Yorkers to learn new job skills, earn certificates & advance their careers
All state residents can now get a free Coursera account
Governor's press release, 11/18/20

 

From Our Community

 
Video: Floating Verses @ Mohonk Mountain House
"Floating Verses" is an original soundscape music installation created by Assistant Professor Phyllis Chen and performed live in varied locales using mechanical music boxes. For this video, Chen and students in her Applied Composition course took their music box pieces to Mohonk Mountain House, adding delicate, atmosperic sounds to the serenity of the lake.
Find this and much more in the Department of Music's Listen Forward YouTube playlist, created as a way for students and faculty to continue performing for the community this fall.
 

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, 18 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • We still need a few more volunteers to help our Test Before You Go effort succeed!
  • Daily Digest will temporarily move to reduced schedule during Winter Break
  • Still making your spring schedule? Office of Campus Sustainability highlights some environmentally focused courses
  • Faculty and Staff: Consider using Cisco Jabber for remote telecommunications
  • Today at 5:30 p.m.: Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Stacy Jo Scott
  • "Lifting as we Climb": School of Business Hall of Fame ceremony video
  • Bats: Super cool! Super diverse! Learn more Nov. 19 from Burke Museum Curator Sharlene Santana, Ph.D.
  • Events and resources, including workshops today on domestic violence and Drescher Leave
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Looking Up Planetarium series tours Mars, autumn constellations and black holes
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 18 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
We're looking for a few more pool testing volunteers to help finish strong this semester
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

Test Before You Go: Protect your loved ones and avoid judicial consequences
SUNY requires all students who live on campus or who have come to campus for any reason during the semester to get tested for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving
Quick, free pool testing Nov. 18, 19, 20 & 23 at Awosting Hall
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Daily Digest will temporarily move to reduced schedule during Winter Break
COVID-19 Dashboard will still be updated five days per week

Students: Looking to add an environmentally focused class to your schedule?
Highlighted courses for spring 2021 from the Office of Campus Sustainability

Faculty and Staff: Consider using Cisco Jabber for remote telecommunications
ITS can help install this useful tool that let you have your campus phone line at your home work station

Today at 5:30 p.m.: Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Stacy Jo Scott
Oregon-based artist uses ceramic objects and digital processes to navigate shifting landscapes of queerness, embodiment and spectrality

"Lifting as We Climb": School of Business honors the best of the best at their 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony
Celebrating outstanding contributions to the College and the Hudson Valley

 
 
Link to launch Webex meeting, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.
Some people find them a little creepy, but bats can actually be really nice to have around. They eat lots of insects that bother humans and make effective pollinators. They're also extremely diverse in number of species, diet, body shape and size, and other attributes.
Interested in learning more? Tomorrow, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m., the Biology Department welcomes Sharlene Santana, Ph.D., curator of mammals at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington, and associate professor at the University of Washington, for a virtual talk on bats' evolutionary diversity.
 

Events and resources

Today at noon: Domestic Violence and The Workplace
The state Office of Information Technology Services presents a “Lunch and Learn” event designed to help employees recognize, react and respond to signs of an unsafe relationship

Today at 12:30 p.m.: Learn more about Drescher Leave
Important program helps underrepresented faculty prepare for permanent or continuing appointment

Nov. 19 at noon: Tips for reducing your stress at the end of a difficult year
HRDI and EAP collaborate on a lunchtime workshop for employees focusing on self-care strategies

Let us know how the technology support website is working for you
Take this brief survey and help Information Technology Services continue improving the design and content of support.newpaltz.edu

No gift is too small: November is SEFA participation month
Join colleagues in helping to raise thousands for local charities through the State Employees Federated Appeal

Faculty: Apply by Nov. 23 for AYURE funding to support collaborative undergraduate research
The Academic Year Undergraduate Research Experience creates invaluable scholarship experiences for students across the discipliens

Suicide Prevention Symposium for professionals, faculty and students
Knowledge and strategies to enhance well-being of college students, including new research related to COVID-19, presented by SUNY and the NYS College Health Association, Dec. 1-10

 

The latest from media

Don’t bring COVID home for Thanksgiving
Op-ed from SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras
NY Daily News, 11/17/20

 

From Our Community

 
Video of the latest
This week on "Looking Up," the John R. Kirk Planetarium's virtual series, David Meer '21 (Physics; Astronomy) takes viewers on a quick trip to Mars, tours some late-autumn/early-winter constellations, and wraps up with a look at Nobel Prize-winning research into black holes.
 

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, 17 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Three additional students have tested positive
  • Resonant Echoes: A call for field recordings from the Department of Music
  • Tonight! Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University
  • Mac users: ITS recommends NOT updating to Big Sur OS right now
  • Learn about enrolling in the Flex Spending Account, today at 3 p.m.
  • No gift is too small: November is SEFA participation month
  • Faculty still have a week to apply for AYURE funding for undergraduate scholarship
  • Distance teamwork in the Physics Lab
  • Events and resources, including a suicide prevention symposium coming in early December
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Checking in with the Campus Food Pantry
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 17 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Three additional students have tested positive

Test Before You Go: Protect your loved ones and avoid judicial consequences
SUNY requires all students who live on campus or who have come to campus for any reason during the semester to get tested for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving
Get a quick, free test on Nov. 18, 19, 20 or 23 at Awosting Hall

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Resonant Echoes: What does your world sound like?
Music faculty call for community field recordings to be used in new composition

Today at 7 p.m.: Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University
Address on building a better future by supporting academic innovation and entrepreneurship

Mac users: ITS recommends NOT updating to Big Sur OS right now
New operating system may not be compatible with remote teaching, learning and working software commonly used at New Paltz

Learn about enrolling in the Flex Spending Account, today at 3 p.m.
Get guidance for signing up for this pre-tax benefit before the Nov. 30 deadline

No gift is too small: November is SEFA participation month
Join colleagues in helping to raise thousands for local charities through the State Employees Federated Appeal

Faculty: Apply by Nov. 23 for AYURE funding to support collaborative undergraduate research
The Academic Year Undergraduate Research Experience creates invaluable scholarship experiences for students across the disciplines

 
 
Students and faculty across campus are finding innovative solutions to the challenges of this semester. In this Physics Lab, cameras and laptops allow teams of students to collaborate in real time on hands-on projects, with one member in the classroom and the other remote, to sustain safe classroom capacity limits.
 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Testing will be offered on a walk-in basis at Awosting Hall, Nov. 18-20 and Nov. 23
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
Testing at double capacity means we need extra volunteers
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

 

Events and resources

Nov. 18: Domestic Violence and The Workplace
The state Office of Information Technology Services presents a “Lunch and Learn” event designed to help employees recognize, react and respond to signs of an unsafe relationship

Want to learn more about Drescher Leave? Join this panel on Nov. 18
Important program helps underrepresented faculty prepare for permanent or continuing appointment

Nov. 19 at noon: Tips for reducing your stress at the end of a difficult year
HRDI and EAP collaborate on a lunchtime workshop for employees focusing on self-care strategies

Digital Scholarship Week is underway at the DASH Lab
Faculty can enhance their teaching with new skills in data literacy, GPS mapping, basic audio/video production and more

Suicide Prevention Symposium for professionals, faculty and students
Knowledge and strategies to enhance well-being of college students, including new research related to COVID-19, presented by SUNY and the NYS College Health Association, Dec. 1-10

 

The latest from media

Woodstock manufacturer completes $2 million expansion
Ametek Rotron has a strong commitment to hiring a local workforce
Mid-Hudson News, 11/14/20

 

From Our Community

 
The Campus Food Pantry received substantial donations this weekend from Cub Scouts Pack 272 and Boy Scouts Troop 172. The Pantry remains open with contactless pickup.
 

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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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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 16 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases reported as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • Expanded Test Before You Go testing begins today at Awosting Hall
  • Do you know your time assignment? Undergraduate course registration for spring 2021 starts today
  • WNYC: SUNY's Chancellor on holidays and keeping students safe
  • Survey: Let us know how support.newpaltz.edu is working for you
  • Digital Scholarship Week starts now at the DASH Lab
  • From the Oracle: The School of Fine & Performing Arts adapts
  • Video: The Long Struggle to End the World As We Know It
  • The week ahead at the Career Resource Center
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: One more day! Reserve tickets for tomorrow's Distinguished Speaker Series event
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 16 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases reported as of 5 p.m. yesterday

WNYC: SUNY's Chancellor on holidays and keeping students safe
Radio interview with Chancellor Malatras on plans for winter and spring

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Undergraduate course registration for spring 2021 begins today
Find your time assignment and My Schedule Planner at my.newpaltz.edu -> Registration

Let us know how the technology support website is working for you
Take this brief survey and help Information Technology Services continue improving support.newpaltz.edu

Digital Scholarship Week (Nov. 16 - 20) starts now at the DASH Lab
Enhance your teaching with new skills in data literacy, GPS mapping, basic audio/video production and more

From the Oracle: The School of Fine & Performing Arts adapts
Reporting on how studio art, theatre and music have continued this fall

Video: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences weighs in on the post-pandemic future of political resistance in the Americas
Rebroadcast of Without Limits panel, "The Long Struggle to End the World As We Know It"

The week ahead at the Career Resource Center
Including two Instagram Live conversations with successful alumnae

 
 
"Education is all a matter of building bridges" - Ralph Ellison, 1963
 

COVID-19 testing information

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
Testing at double capacity this week means we need extra volunteers
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Graduate Programs Open House Week is here!
Learn about academics, careers, financial aid and much more
Register now for the date that corresponds to your program of interest

Nov. 18: Domestic Violence and The Workplace
The state Office of Information Technology Services presents a “Lunch and Learn” event to help employees recognize, react and respond to signs of an unsafe relationship

Want to learn more about Drescher Leave? Join this panel on Nov. 18
Important program helps underrepresented faculty prepare for permanent or continuing appointment

UUP employees can access thousands of free eLearning courses and videos through the Empire KnowledgeBank
Topics range from productivity technologies to developing management and leadership skills

Productivity Enhancement Program enrollment is now open
Exchange accrued leave time for a credit to be applied toward NYSHIP premiums

 

The latest from media

Are the Holidays Cancelled for 2020?
Interviews with college students, including a senior at New Paltz, about how the pandemic is affecting their plans
The Campus, 11/13/20

 

From Our Community

 
“Academic institutions are at the forefront of producing new knowledge and understanding about the world in which we live. These insights, inventions and innovations can have a profound and positive impact on society. However, for that to happen, there must be a commitment and structure in place to support the translation of scholarly research and creativity beyond campus borders.”
Our virtual Distinguished Speaker Series event is almost here! Join us tomorrow, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., for an illuminating discussion with Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University, who will share research and insight into how academic innovation can reach beyond campus borders.
 

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 Fri, 13 November

 

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: An on-campus student has tested positive
  • In case you missed it: “Dismantling Racism: Checking in Post-Election”
  • Alumna’s gift supports laptops for the Scholar’s Mentorship Program
  • Did you get your tickets yet? Theatre Arts presents “Cymbeline,” Nov. 14 & 15
  • Class of 2024: Gain valuable professional experience through the First-Year Internship Program
  • Nov. 18: A "Lunch and Learn" workshop on domestic violence and the workplace
  • Free professional development for UUP employees through the Empire KnowledgeBank
  • Just a few more days to see MFA thesis work at The Dorsky
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Hugo's putting out a call to water pong all-stars
 

Coronavirus updates

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

In case you missed it: “Dismantling Racism: Checking in Post-Election”
The latest in the College's series of community town hall forums

Alumna’s gift supports laptops for Scholar’s Mentorship Program students
“I didn’t want to see any New Paltz student be unable to graduate and succeed because of these extraordinary circumstances”

Did you get your tickets yet? Theatre Arts presents “Cymbeline,” Nov. 14 & 15
Pay what you can and watch this contemporary production of Shakespeare's romance from the comfort of home

Domestic Violence and The Workplace: Recognize, React, Respond
The state Office of Information Technology Services presents a “Lunch and Learn” event on Nov. 18, including resources available to employees

UUP employees can access thousands of free eLearning courses and videos through the Empire KnowledgeBank
Topics range from productivity technologies to developing leadership skills

 
 
Looking for some fun this weekend? "Breaking Through," featuring incredible thesis work by MFA students and recent alumni, is on view through Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Dorsky Museum. More photos from the exhibition @dorskymuseum
 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Testing continues today for students and employees
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving

Expanded Test Before You Go testing starts Monday
Students: Get tested next week, and protect friends and loved ones before Thanksgiving

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
Testing at double capacity means we need extra volunteers from Nov. 16 - 23
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Faculty: Learn more about Collaborative Online International Learning at a half-hour session next week
For International Education Week SUNY is offering a series quick workshops on new tools for bringing a global perspective into your curriculum, Nov. 16 - 20

Nov. 17: Building a Better Future by Supporting Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University

Get the facts about Drescher Leave at this Nov. 18 panel
Important program helps underrepresented faculty prepare for permanent or continuing appointment

Reminder for employees: Quick questionnaire on disability status
The College's collection of this information is required in order to receive certain federal funding including scholarships; Providing this information is voluntary; Your response is used only for reporting and will be maintained confidentially

Lumen Success Accelerator: A free resource for SUNY faculty
Take advantage of teaching circles on pedagogy that emphasize reflective practice

Free one-on-one financial advising for New Paltz employees
Make an appointment with our rep at AIG for virtual, one-hour appointments through the end of November

 

The latest from media

Local public school districts and universities struggle to retain some sense of normalcy
With details on more than 6,400 COVID-19 tests conducted at SUNY New Paltz to date
New Paltz Times, 11/12/20

 

From Our Community

 
Hugo's issuing an open challenge: Join the double elimination tournament tomorrow night, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m., and compete for some free Hawks gear!
 

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 Thu, 12 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two employees have tested positive
  • Gov. Cuomo announces new 10 p.m. curfew for restaurants, bars and gyms; limits gatherings in private residences to 10
  • Update on planning for spring semester 2021
  • Today at 4:45 p.m.: “Dismantling Racism: Checking in Post-Election”
  • Join this morning's discussion on supporting military-affiliated students in your classroom
  • Without Limits presents: The Long Struggle to End the World As We Know It
  • It's National Distance Learning Week! See what SUNY has on tap
  • Field hockey alumna pursues her passion in conservation biology
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A throwback to the 1880s
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 12 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two employees have tested positive; Cases are believed to be unrelated

Governor Cuomo imposes new coronavirus restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and parties
Private, in-person gatherings capped at 10 guests; New rules take effect Friday, Nov. 13

COVID Alert NY: What you need to know
Check the state's dashboard and app for the latest pandemic updates and guidance

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Update on planning for spring semester 2021
While the spring semester at New Paltz begins Jan. 19, most classes will be online-only until Feb. 1, as directed by SUNY
Some classes, including in-person labs and studios, may begin earlier pending SUNY approval

Today at 4:45 p.m.: “Dismantling Racism: Checking in Post-Election”
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share experiences of a contentious political season

Meeting the needs of military-affiliated students in your classroom
Join Jason Gilliland and students this morning at 11 a.m. for a conversation about how faculty can be supportive

Without Limits presents: The Long Struggle to End the World As We Know It
Today at 6:30 p.m., faculty from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences reimagine resistance in a pandemic era

It's National Distance Learning Week! See what SUNY has on tap
A number of remote teaching resources are available this week and beyond

Field hockey alumna pursues her passion in conservation biology
Kaitlyn Gunter '20 (Biology) gets coach's help landing position at Adirondack Corps

 
 
Simple classroom scenes that tell a profound story: Students and faculty working together, and protecting one another, in the face of unprecedented challenges.
 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Testing resumes today for students and employees
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Test Before You Go: Protect friends and loved ones and get tested on campus
As previously announced, SUNY is requiring students who live on campus or who have come to campus for any reason during the semester to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days of leaving for Thanksgiving

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
Testing at double capacity means we need extra volunteers from Nov. 12 - 23
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Theatre Arts presents contemporary adaptation of “Cymbeline,” Nov. 14 & 15
Production of Shakespeare's "incredibly funny" romance will be live-streamed from the stage

Thinking about your next move? Get the info you need during Graduate Programs Open House Week, Nov. 16 – 19
Participants can get details about academics, careers, financial aid and much more: Register now for the date that corresponds to your program of interest

Nov. 17: Building a Better Future by Supporting Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University

Call for submissions: Election Reaction Zine 2020
Hopeful? Fearful? Not sure? Share a quick thought or feeling from the last week, and help us tell the story of our community's experiences

 

The latest from media

Cuomo imposes coronavirus restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and parties
“It’s been hard for everyone, and it’s been hardest on those families who have lost a loved one. Losing money hurts, but money can be replaced. Losing a loved one hurts forever”
Times Union, 11/11/20

 

From Our Community

 
Throwing it waaay back this Thursday with our friends at Historic Huguenot Street (@huguenotstreet). This photo of the Rosendale Trestle and Joppenbergh Mountain (about 10 minutes north of campus) dates to the 1880s. The cement mines depicted here were a key engine of the Ulster County economy for more than 100 years, producing materials that were used in the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument, among other landmarks.
 

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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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 11 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: An additional off-campus student has tested positive
  • Updates on our commitment to become an anti-racist campus
  • College employs new after-hours protocol for responding to mental health crises
  • How do Incomplete Grades work? A primer from Records & Registration
  • Undergraduate students can now apply for the S/U option for fall 2020 courses
  • Today: The School of Business inducts its 2020 Hall of Fame class
  • For Veterans Day, a video toast to those who have sacrificed throughout their military service
  • Events and resources, including an exceptional Distinguished Speaker Series discussion of academic innovation with Princeton's Rodney D. Priestley, Nov. 17
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Theatre, evolving
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 11 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
An additional off-campus student has tested positive

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Updates on our commitment to become an anti-racist campus
An overview of actions taken and future priorities ahead of the next Dismantling Racism forum, tomorrow, Nov. 12, at 4:45 p.m.

College employs new after-hours protocol for responding to mental health crises
New system allows students to receive triage services without calling University Police

How do Incomplete Grades work? A primer from Records & Registration
Students can request an incomplete if they meet certain criteria
Faculty members have the sole discretion to grant these requests

Undergraduate students can now apply for the S/U option for fall 2020 courses
Go to my.newpaltz.edu > Registration > S/U option and submit by the Dec. 1 deadline

Today at 5 p.m.: Join the School of Business for its virtual Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Celebration honors four outstanding business leaders, including two alumni

Call for submissions: Election Reaction Zine 2020 (Corrected Link!)
Hopeful? Fearful? Not sure? Share a quick thought or feeling from the last week, and help us tell the story of our community's experiences

 
 
While we can't be together this year for the College's Veteran's Day Dining In tradition, we wish to express gratitude and appreciation for all those who have sacrificed throughout their military service, including the many SUNY New Paltz students, faculty, staff and alumni who are veterans or service members.
Members of our community, including President Donald P. Christian, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado and Director of Veteran & Military Services Jason Gilliland, took a moment to create this video toast to those who have served.
Faculty who are interested in learning more about how they can support military-affiliated students at New Paltz are encouraged to join Gilliland for a Q&A tomorrow, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m.
 

COVID-19 testing information

Test Before You Go: Protect friends and loved ones and get tested on campus
As previously announced, SUNY is requiring students who live on campus or take at least one in-person class to test negative for COVID-19 before going home for Thanksgiving

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule (updated Nov. 9)
Additional testing will be offered from Nov. 16 - 20 to make sure students can satisfy SUNY mandate; Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
Testing at double capacity means we need extra volunteers from Nov. 12 - 23
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Nov. 17: Building a Better Future by Supporting Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University

Thinking about your next move? Get the info you need during Graduate Programs Open House Week, Nov. 16 – 19
Participants can get details about academics, careers, financial aid and much more: Register now for the date that corresponds to your program of interest

Free one-on-one financial advising for New Paltz employees
Make an appointment with our rep at AIG for virtual, one-hour appointments through the end of November

 

The latest from media

COVID caseloads rise in Ulster, Dutchess counties; Marist extends its 'pause'
Increase in total new cases accompanied by increase in testing, as Ulster's positivity rate remains below 2%
Daily Freeman, 11/9/20

 

From Our Community

 
"The theatre should constantly evolve" - @sunynewpaltztheatre
See for yourself how our Department of Theatre Arts is evolving during this weekend's productions of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline." The classic romance has been updated for modern audiences and will be performed live from the stage for viewers streaming at home. Tickets offered on a "pay what you can" scale; RSVP 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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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 10 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: An additional off-campus student is presumed positive due to symptoms and exposure
  • Test Before You Go: New Paltz will expand COVID-19 testing so students can satisfy SUNY mandate to get tested before Thanksgiving break
  • Register now! Graduate Programs Open House Week, Nov. 16 – 19
  • Mental Health Matters: SUNY offers new resources for students
  • Reminder for employees: Quick questionnaire on disability status
  • Call for submissions: Election Reaction Zine 2020
  • Some great events today: A houseplants tutorial to get you ready for winter, and a chance to ponder the deepest mysteries of the universe
  • Scenes from the weekend campus clean-up
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Photographing the Loving family
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 10 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
An additional off-campus student is presumed positive due to symptoms and exposure

Test Before You Go: Protect friends and loved ones and get tested on campus
As previously announced, SUNY is requiring students who live on campus or who have come to campus for any reason during the semester to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days of leaving for Thanksgiving

DATES ADDED to on-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule (updated Nov. 9)
Additional testing will be offered from Nov. 16 - 20 to make sure students can satisfy SUNY mandate; Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
Testing at double capacity means we need extra volunteers from Nov. 12 - 23
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Thinking about your next move? Get the info you need during Graduate Programs Open House Week, Nov. 16 – 19
Participants can get details about academics, careers, financial aid and much more: Register now for the date that corresponds to your program of interest

Mental Health Matters: SUNY offers new resources for students
Plus, some reminders about existing support services available at New Paltz

Reminder for employees: Quick questionnaire on disability status
The College's collection of this information is required in order to receive certain federal funding including scholarships; Providing this information is voluntary; Your response is used only for reporting and will be maintained confidentially

Call for submissions: Election Reaction Zine 2020
Hopeful? Fearful? Not sure? Share a quick thought or feeling from the last week, and help us tell the story of our community's experiences

Today at 12:30 p.m.: "Houseplants - Our Green Roommates"
A starter's guide to the joys of cultivating indoor plants with Laura Wyeth, campus greenhouse caretaker

Today at 5 p.m.: Primordial Black Holes, Dark Matter and the Post-Inflationary Universe
The final Harrington STEM Lecture of the semester features Scott Watson, associate professor of physics at Syracuse University, pondering some of the universe's greatest mysteries

 
 
Beautiful weather this weekend for the Environmental Allies Campus Clean-Up! So appreciative for everyone who came out to help keep campus clean and safe for our plant and animal neighbors.
 

COVID-19 testing information

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Nov. 11: School of Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Virtual celebration honors four outstanding business leaders, including two alumni

Save the Date for the next “Dismantling Racism” town hall on Nov. 12
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to this dialogue, designed as an opportunity for reflection following the election

Nov. 12: The Long Struggle to End the World As We Know It
What can activists learn from protests for equality that have taken place during the pandemic? Faculty from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences explore this question and more with internationally acclaimed artist Regina José Galindo

Theatre Arts presents contemporary adaptation of “Cymbeline,” Nov. 14 & 15
Production of Shakespeare's "incredibly funny" romance will be live-streamed from the stage

Nov. 17: Building a Better Future by Supporting Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University

 

The latest from media

Quarantine, COVID-19 tests for SUNY students in spring
What SUNY's spring guidance means for students
Associated Press, 11/8/20

 

From Our Community

 
Tomorrow, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m., the Dorsky Museum presents Loving Life: Photographing Interracial Love in the Civil Rights Era, a fascinating exploration led by Erin Barnett, former exhibitions and collections director at the International Center of Photography.
Pictured above: Grey Villet, "Richard and Mildred Loving with their children Peggy, Donald, and Sidney in their living room, King and Queen County, Virginia," April 1965. Villet was on assignment for Life Magazine photographing the Lovings, the family at the center of the legal battle that led to the Supreme Court's unanimous 1967 decision to declare all race-based marriage bans unconstitutional.
 

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, 9 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two additional off-campus students have tested positive
  • SUNY implements comprehensive COVID-19 plan for spring semester
  • Winter Session course registration opens today
  • Deadline extended: Faculty now have until Dec. 18 to submit final grades
  • College expands S/U grade option for fall 2020 and spring 2021
  • New presidents appointed at three SUNY institutions
  • Without Limits presents: The Long Struggle to End the World As We Know It
  • The week ahead at the Career Resource Center
  • Tomorrow: Looking for a new hobby? Get a green roommate!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Waiting in the Unknown
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 9 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two additional off-campus students have tested positive

SUNY implements comprehensive COVID-19 plan for spring semester
Plan includes mandatory testing for all returning students, Feb. 1 start date for in-person classes and no spring break for all SUNY campuses

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Winter Session course registration opens today
Spring 2021 registration for graduate students is also now open
Find My Schedule Planner at my.newpaltz.edu > Registration to get started

Deadline extended: Faculty now have until Dec. 18 to submit final grades
Change intended to alleviate pressure for faculty and students alike

College expands S/U grade option for fall 2020 and spring 2021
Added flexiblity and relief for students
Stay tuned for information about an updated S/U application process

New presidents appointed at three SUNY institutions
Old Westbury, Upstate Medical and SUNY ESF welcome new leadership

Without Limits presents: The Long Struggle to End the World As We Know It
What can activists learn from struggles for equality that have taken place during the pandemic? Faculty from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences explore this question and more with internationally acclaimed artist Regina José Galindo, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The week ahead at the Career Resource Center
SUNY's Career Development Organization is hosting a career fair with employers hiring now, Nov. 12 at noon

 
 
Looking for a new hobby this winter? Join Laura Wyeth, campus greenhouse caretaker, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 12:30 p.m. for a starter's guide to cultivating indoor plants.
"Houseplants - Our Green Roommates" will include discussion about finding the right plant for your home, and how our connection to our plants can help us persevere through tough times.
 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Pool testing is available on walk-in basis for students and employees on Thursday and Friday this week; Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make on-campus pool testing a success
Seeking greeters and attendants to assist with on-campus testing
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Distinguished Speaker Series presents: Building a Better Future by Supporting Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The College welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Nov. 10: Primordial Black Holes, Dark Matter and the Post-Inflationary Universe
The final Harrington STEM Lecture of the semester features Scott Watson, associate professor of physics at Syracuse University, pondering some of the universe's greatest mysteries

Join the School of Business for its Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Nov. 11
Virtual celebration honors four outstanding business leaders, including two alumni

Save the Date for the next “Dismantling Racism” town hall on Nov. 12
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to this dialogue, designed as an opportunity for reflection following the election

Flex Spending Account enrollment period is now open
NYS benefit lets you put aside funds for certain expenses with pre-tax dollars

 

The latest from media

WAMC Bids Farewell To Essayist David Nightingale
SUNY New Paltz physics professor emeritus is retiring after more than two decades as a radio essayist
WAMC, 11/8/20

 

From Our Community

 
The Waiting In The Unknown initiative helps students cope with anxiety from various sources. This student-produced short film looks at why that's so important in the present moment.
 

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, 6 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: An additional off-campus student has tested positive
  • Reminder for students: Here's how your fees are being used this semester
  • Meet the 2020-21 cohort of Sustainability Faculty Fellows
  • “There Aren’t Tornados in Brooklyn,”: New short fiction from Kristopher Jansma
  • Dark matter and black holes: Next week's Harrington STEM Lecture ponders the mysteries of the universe
  • School of Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony rescheduled for Nov. 11
  • Volunteers wanted for a campus clean-up this Sunday
  • Show us your wings! New signature icon is a simple way to send a Protect New Paltz message
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Self-care for hard days
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 6 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
An off-campus student has tested positive, and a second off-campus student is presumed positive with test results pending

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Meet the 2020-21 cohort of Sustainability Faculty Fellows
For five years, this faculty learning community has provided funding, training and a professional network to help bring sustainability topics into courses and campus programs

“There Aren’t Tornados in Brooklyn,” by Kristopher Jansma
Take a break from the present moment with a new short story from the director of New Paltz's Creative Writing Program

Nov. 10: Primordial Black Holes, Dark Matter and the Post-Inflationary Universe
The final Harrington STEM Lecture of the semester features Scott Watson, associate professor of physics at Syracuse University, pondering the universe's greatest mysteries

School of Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony rescheduled for Nov. 11
Virtual celebration honors outstanding business leaders, including two New Paltz alumni

Volunteers wanted: Campus Clean-Up, Nov. 8 at noon
Meet new people, get some fresh air and help the Environmental Alliance beautify our campus

 
 

Renew your pledge to Protect New Paltz with this new email signature icon
A simple way to remind friends and colleagues to stay vigilant as the semester winds down

 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Pool testing continues today on walk-in basis for students and employees
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make on-campus pool testing a success
Seeking greeters and attendants to assist with on-campus testing
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Flex Spending Account enrollment period is now open
NYS benefit lets you put aside funds for certain expenses with pre-tax dollars

Free one-on-one financial advising for New Paltz employees
Make an appointment with our rep at AIG for virtual, one-hour appointments through the end of November

Productivity Enhancement Program enrollment is now open
Exchange accrued leave time for a credit to be applied toward NYSHIP premiums

Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program keynote is tomorrow
Edwin Mayorga, associate professor of educational studies at Swarthmore College, to give address titled "Praxis of Joy, Healing and Transformation in the Midst of Dual Pandemics"

EAP presents "Houseplants - Our Green Roommates," Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m.
As we look ahead to short days and cold nights, Laura Wyeth, campus greenhouse caretaker, shares tips and perspectives on the rewards of cultivating indoor plants

Nov. 11: Double elimination table tennis tournament for students
Winner takes home some Hawks gear! Register now on IMLeagues

Save the Date for the next “Dismantling Racism” town hall on Nov. 12
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to this dialogue, designed as an opportunity for reflection following the election

 

The latest from media

How Hiring a Student Intern Helped One Travel Advisor Transform Her Business
New Paltz students help local agency build modern tools for keeping in touch with clients
Travel Market Report, 11/4/20

 

From Our Community

 
Grateful today for this reminder from EOP Advisor Jessica Purcell (@jessicajp). There are lots of resources available to support New Paltz students on hard days! Need ideas? The Student Resilience Advocates project (@np_resilience) is a great place to start.
 

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, 5 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two off-campus students with a recent campus presence have tested positive
  • New Paltz earns high praise as one of America’s most environmentally friendly colleges
  • Provost Lyman’s November 2020 Report to Faculty
  • What Just Happened?: A conversation about the election, today at 5 p.m.
  • The show must go on at the Woodstock Film Festival
  • Employee tuition assistance program now open for winter and spring
  • MFA alumni "Breaking Through" with Dorsky Museum exhibition opening this weekend
  • Events and resources, including a "walk & roll" with new faculty at the River 2 Ridge trail and the Hollaback! harassment intervention training
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The Dorsky Museum thanks guests and supporters for a successful, virtual Art Uncorked
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 5 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two students who live off campus but have had a recent presence on campus have tested positive; Four additional students who have not been on campus recently are close contacts and are presumed or confirmed positive as well.

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

New Paltz earns high praise as one of America’s most environmentally friendly colleges
Princeton Review and Sierra Magazine rankings recognize our efforts at sustainability, in and out of the classroom

Provost Lyman’s November 2020 Report to Faculty
Including thoughts on recent dialogues with students and faculty, and details about the faculty-initiated Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Fellows Program

Reminder: A conversation about the election, today at 5 p.m.
What just happened? A panel of experts from the Department of Political Science & International Relations will help you make sense of things

The show must go on at the Woodstock Film Festival
New Paltz students and alumni are in the “DNA” of this industry event

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

 
 
"Breaking Through": Fourteen recent MFA alumni will share thesis work at an in-person exhibition at the Dorsky Museum, Nov. 7 - 15.
Pictured above: Karen Jaimes ’20g (Ceramics), “Bananaman, Ecuador, Quichua descendant” (2020), custom clay, glaze, decal (image courtesy of the artist).
 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Pool testing resumes today on walk-in basis for students and employees
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make on-campus pool testing a success
Seeking greeters and attendants to assist with on-campus testing
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Please respond: Quick questionnaire for faculty and staff on disability status
The College's ability to receive federal funding including scholarships is tied to our collection of this information
Providing this information is voluntary; Your response is used only for reporting purposes, will be maintained confidentially and will not negatively affect you in any way

Walk & roll with new faculty, today at 3:30 p.m.
Can you imagine starting your career at New Paltz during a global pandemic?
All are invited to help our newest colleagues feel at home with a walk, a ride or just a quick hello at the River 2 Ridge Trail parking lot

Today at 4 p.m.: Hollaback! Stand up against street harassment
A one-hour training on how to safely intervene when you experience or witness harassment

Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program will host Nov. 7 keynote in place of annual conference
Edwin Mayorga, associate professor of educational studies at Swarthmore College, to give address titled "Praxis of Joy, Healing and Transformation in the Midst of Dual Pandemics"

EAP presents "Houseplants - Our Green Roommates," Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m.
As we look ahead to short days and cold nights, Laura Wyeth, campus greenhouse caretaker, shares tips and perspectives on the rewards of cultivating indoor plants

Fall 2020 Distinguished Speaker Series, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
The College welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University, who will share research and insight into how scholarly and creative work can be translated beyond campus borders

 

The latest from media

Resilience in the age of devastating storms
Karla Vermeulen, deputy director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health, discusses the changing landscape of research-based trauma care as natural disasters become more frequent and more devastating
American Psychological Association, 11/1/20

 

From Our Community

 
Dorsky Museum staff and leadership took a moment to create this video thank-you to their guests and supporters for making this year's virtual Art Uncorked a great success.
 

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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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 4 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases reported as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • Save the date: Distinguished Speaker Series, Nov. 17
  • From the Oracle: A semester turned upside down
  • Employees: Make an appointment for free one-on-one financial advising
  • Cross Country alumnae set sights on Virtual New York City Marathon
  • Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program will host Nov. 7 keynote in place of annual conference
  • Did you read it? One Book, One New Paltz programming begins Nov. 8
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media: Remembering the scholar who established Black Solidarity Day
  • From our community: Looking up
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 4 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases reported as of 5 p.m. yesterday

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

Save the Date for the Fall 2020 Distinguished Speaker Series, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
The College welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University, who will share research and insight into how scholarly and creative work can be translated beyond campus borders

A semester turned upside down: You’re not alone
Oracle editorial encourages students to practice self-care as the semester winds down

Employees: Make an appointment for free one-on-one financial advising
Our rep at AIG is offering virtual, one-hour appointments through the end of November

Cross Country alumnae set sights on Virtual New York City Marathon
Vanessa Morgan '20 and Emily Cavanaugh '20 get a chance to run together once again

Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program will host Nov. 7 keynote in place of annual conference
Edwin Mayorga, associate professor of educational studies at Swarthmore College, will give address titled "Praxis of Joy, Healing and Transformation in the Midst of Dual Pandemics"

One Book, One New Paltz programming begins Sunday, Nov. 8
There's still time to read Neil Gaiman's “Ocean at the End of the Lane,” a haunting story of memory, childhood and what it means to be human

 
 
Kudos to all members of our campus community, including the hundreds of students who voted on campus yesterday, who stood in line, filled out paperwork, took time off and did whatever else they had to do to let their voice be heard.
Tomorrow, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., a panel of experts from the Department of Political Science & International Relations will break down this year's election from a variety of perspectives. Use this link to attend on Zoom.
 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Pool testing open on a walk-in basis to all students and employees on Thursday and Friday
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make on-campus pool testing a success
Seeking greeters and attendants to assist with on-campus testing
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided

 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Please respond: Quick questionnaire for faculty and staff on disability status
The College's ability to receive federal funding including scholarships is tied to our collection of this information
Providing this information is voluntary; Your response is used only for reporting purposes, will be maintained confidentially and will not negatively affect you in any way

Checking in with Mail Services
Useful reminders about new safety policies and proper addressing guidelines

Double Elimination Kan-Jam Tournament for students, today at 7:30 p.m.
We're playing it safe with discs reserved for each team and lots of hand sanitizer
Register your squad now on IMLeagues

Walk & roll with new faculty, Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Can you imagine starting your career at New Paltz during a global pandemic?
All are invited to help our newest colleagues feel at home with a walk, a ride or just a quick hello at the River 2 Ridge Trail parking lot

Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.: Hollaback! Stand up against street harassment
A one-hour training on how to safely intervene when you experience or witness harassment

Save the Date for the next “Dismantling Racism” town hall on Nov. 12
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to this dialogue, designed as an opportunity for reflection following the election

 

The latest from media

51st Black Solidarity Day commemorates vision of Panamanian
Across the country, including here at New Paltz, college students celebrated the legacy of Dr. Carlos Russell, who established Black Solidarity Day in 1969
Caribbean Life News, 11/3/20

 

From Our Community

 
The latest episode of the Looking Up series of virtual planetarium shows features Cole Sporcic '21 (Physics and Astronomy) leading a tour through iconic fall constellations, before heading to Venus to consider the implications of the recent discovery of phosphine in our neighbor's atmosphere.
 

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, 3 November

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases reported as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • Governor Cuomo announces changes to guidance for travel
  • President Christian's November 2020 Report to the Faculty
  • Election Day events for our community: A Yoga session today on Zoom, and analysis from a panel of experts later this week
  • College mourns passing of Selden Spencer, emeritus professor of biology
  • IRS announces cost-of-living adjustments affecting savings plan contribution limits
  • In-person Human Subjects Research cleared to resume
  • Events and resources, including an opportunity to get to know new faculty colleagues
  • The latest from media: The Oracle's guide to voting in New Paltz
  • From our community: Trunk or Treat!
 

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 3 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases reported as of 5 p.m. yesterday

Governor Cuomo announces changes to guidance for travel to and from New York State
A summary of new protocols, and some reminders for employees from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

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

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

News of the day

President Christian's November 2020 Report to the Faculty
As our community enters the home stretch of the fall semester, updates on recent conversations with faculty, staff and students, and a look ahead to spring

#WaitingInTheUnknown: Yoga for Anxiousness, today at 5 p.m.
Take a break from refreshing the news with this online session

What Just Happened: A conversation about the 2020 election, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.
Panel of experts from the Department of Political Science & International Relations will help you make sense of things

College mourns passing of Selden Spencer, emeritus professor of biology
Lifelong nature-lover taught at New Paltz for more than 25 years, specializing in ornithology
Funeral service to be held via Zoom on Saturday, Nov. 7

IRS announces cost-of-living adjustments affecting contribution limits for voluntary savings plans
Plan contribution changes apply to 403(b) Voluntary Retirement Programs and the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan

In-person Human Subjects Research cleared to resume
Ethics Board lifts suspension issued in spring 2020; Researchers are still encouraged to avoid in-person work if possible, and must follow all COVID-19 guidelines

 
 
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our Trunk or Treat party on Halloween! Everyone looked fabulous, and we had a blast. More photos here.
 

COVID-19 testing information

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule
Pool testing open on a walk-in basis to all students and employees on Thursday and Friday
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make on-campus pool testing a success
Seeking greeters and attendants to assist with on-campus testing
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided