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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 5 March

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Seven students and one employee have tested positive
  • Governor announces event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity beginning April 2
  • The Oracle checks in on the Awosting Hall testing site
  • Calvin Hodnett ’90 will join UPD Advisory Committee
  • Reminder: Employees can sign up for free financial counseling with TIAA
  • New book explores antiracist professional development for white teachers
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Appreciation for Dining Services staff
 

Coronavirus updates

March 5 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Seven students and one employee have tested positive

New York State Vaccine Tracker
More than 3 million state residents with at least one dose as of March 4

Check your eligibility for the vaccine
Am I Eligible app lists state-operated vaccination sites and appointment availability

A beginner’s guide to COVID-19 vaccines
Information, resources and more from the CDC, New York State and local counties

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

 

News of the day

Governor Cuomo announces event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity beginning April 2
If all attendees present proof of testing, event capacity can increase to 150 people indoors and 500 people outdoors

The Oracle checks in on the Awosting Hall testing site
Students share opinions about the testing line camera and the broader weekly testing program

Calvin Hodnett ’90 will join UPD Advisory Committee
Hodnett is a New Paltz alumnus with extensive expertise in community-oriented policing

Reminder: Employees can sign up for free financial counseling with TIAA
Make an appointment for a virtual consultation on saving, investment, retirement and more

New book explores antiracist professional development for white teachers
Shannon McManimon, coordinator of the Humanistic/Multicultural Education graduate program, is coauthor of “Building Pedagogues: White Practicing Teachers and the Struggle for Antiracist Work in Schools” out now from SUNY Press

 
 
DOJ Black History Month Observance on YouTube
As announced above, New Paltz alumnus Calvin Hodnett '90 (Sociology) will join the newly formed UPD Advisory Committee, which is charged with making recommendations to the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Chief of Police concerning campus police services.
Hodnett's recent appearance in the U.S. Department of Justice's 2021 Black History Month Observance video offers a welcome introduction to his work, his perspective and the expertise he will bring to this new role at his alma mater.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Reminder: Dismantling Racism community dialogue on Monday, March 8
(Now with the Zoom link!)

We will again welcome Camille Jacobs ’91 (Communications Media) to facilitate this conversation; All students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings for March 8-12
Next week's sessions cover topics including SharePoint and work/life balance
Click above for dates, times, descriptions and registration links

Want to talk to someone about choosing or changing your major? The Career Resource Center is here for you
Workshops on March 8 & 10 for students include a brief, free Interest Profiler assessment

Harrington STEM Series returns March 9 with a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management division chief
Jeff Reidenauer will share his expertise about critical mineral development on America's Outer Continental Shelf

Remote work pro-tip: How to submit an IT Support ticket
Directions and best practices to ensure your tech issue is addressed quickly and effectively

 

The latest from media

Taxing New Homeowners to Preserve Local Character? New Paltz Will Try It
Real estate transfer tax takes effect amidst unprecedented migration to the region
The River Newsroom, 3/4/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Dining Services on Instagram
Students took time this week to share words of gratitude for the many Dining Services staff who work tirelessly to serve tasty and nutritious food on campus, seven days a week. You can get to know some of these hardworking employees now @hungryhawks on Instagram Stories.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 4 March

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Three students and one employee have tested positive
  • Walk-in COVID-19 pool testing today at Awosting Hall
  • Reminder: No same-day appointments for Friday make-up testing
  • A beginner’s guide to COVID-19 vaccines, with federal, state and local resources
  • Student Association elections are coming soon
  • More students may be eligible for SNAP benefits under change in federal law
  • SUNY Benefits Discounts: New name, new look and new offers for employees and students
  • Graduating in August 2021? Get your online application in by March 15
  • Ducks!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Three Meals Made Easy from a Resident Assistant
 

Coronavirus updates

March 4 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Three students and one employee have tested positive

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing is now available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday, regardless of your major or employee bargaining unit; Friday PCR testing is appointment-only

Reminder: No same-day appointments for Friday make-up testing
If you are unable to get a pool test for the week, be sure to make your Friday PCR appointment by Thursday at the latest, per the policy set by our testing partners at Enzo Labs

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live updates every minute let you see if there's a wait before you come for testing

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

 

News of the day

A beginner’s guide to COVID-19 vaccines
Information, resources and more from the CDC, New York State and local counties

Student Association elections are coming soon
If you plan to run, fill out your candidacy form by March 22
Want to learn more about available positions? Info sessions tonight and March 11 at 6 p.m.

More students may be eligible for SNAP benefits under change in federal law
Temporary expansion includes students who are work-study eligible or who have an expected family contribution of $0 in the current academic year

SUNY Benefits Discounts: New name, new look and new offers for employees and students
Get deals from national merchants and vendors from the membership program formally known as SUNY Perks

Graduating in August 2021? Get your online application in by March 15!
Apply for degree conferral at my.newpaltz.edu - it only takes a minute

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
The late winter sun melts the ice off the Gunk, and the ducks' pool party begins.
 

Events, resources and reminders

SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador Rachel Rigolino will lead a pedagogy workshop today at 3:30 p.m.
Join for a discussion about "substantive interaction" in remote teaching and learning

Get details about the MA English graduate program, today at 2 p.m.
Curriculum and career options tailored for both current students and alumni

Have questions about Financial Aid? Friday webinars have you covered
Students can get info about grants, loans, work-study and more, March 5 at noon

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings for early March
Upcoming sessions cover topics including password management, work/life balance and more; Click above for dates, times, descriptions and registration links

Sit up straight! Tips for physical wellness while working from home
An ergonomics guide from the NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training

 

The latest from media

Coronavirus vaccine being given Thursday at SUNY Ulster, but all appointments booked
Ulster County received more than 7,000 doses this week
Daily Freeman, 3/3/21

 

From Our Community

 
Minnewaska Hall on Instagram
RA Bri took over the Minnewaska Hall account last week with Three Meals Made Easy for the residence halls - perfect minifridge and microwave recipes to inspire your inner chef.
Start with Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats for breakfast, Avocado Mac 'N' Cheese for lunch, and some Fried Rice for dinner will have you eating well in no time.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 3 March

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Six students have tested positive
  • Walk-in COVID-19 pool testing today at Awosting Hall
  • Two major events for students today!
    • Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Seventh Annual Women's Leadership Summit, 4 p.m.
  • Provost Lyman’s March 2021 Report to Faculty
  • Letter from Vice President for Enrollment Management Jeff Gant
  • Get some fresh air with the Faculty/Staff Adventure Group this afternoon
  • Early Learning Wit Da Wrks with alumna Stephanie Whiteman '17
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Kaisei Sugawara '18 in the New York Times
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing is now available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday, regardless of your major or employee bargaining unit; Friday PCR testing is appointment-only

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live updates every minute let you see if there's a wait before you come for testing

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

 

News of the day

The spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair is today!
Students and alumni can meet with employers from more than 40 organizations representing a variety of industries

Also today! The Seventh Annual Women's Leadership Summit
Get ready for today's networking event with this look back at seven outstanding alumnae who have connected with students at previous Summits

Provost Lyman’s March 2021 Report to Faculty
An update from the Division of Academic Affairs ahead of today's Faculty Senate meeting

Letter from Vice President for Enrollment Management Jeff Gant
Outlining goals, challenges, opportunities and strategies for recruitment and enrollment

Get some fresh air with the Faculty/Staff Adventure Group this afternoon
Join an outing to the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary off Huguenot Street

 
 
‘Early Learning Wit Da Wrks’ with Ms. Stephanie
This month our alumni newsletter celebrates Stephanie Whiteman ’17 (Psychology; Black Studies) for succeeding as a Bronx-based educator at a time of unprecedented stress for schools, children, teachers and families. Stephanie is the founder of Early Learning Wit Da Wrks, a mission-driven tutoring business working to sustain literacy education through the pandemic, one student at a time.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings for early March
Upcoming sessions cover topics including password management, work/life balance and more; Click above for dates, times, descriptions and registration links

All of Me: An online support group for LGBTQ+ identified students
Weekly meetings hosted by the Counseling Center, Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

MBA info session today for those interested in an advanced business degree
Meet virtually with advisors about part-time and full-time options

Get details about the MA English graduate program, March 4 at 2 p.m.
Curriculum and career options tailored for both current students and alumni

SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador Rachel Rigolino will lead a pedagogy workshop, March 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Join for a discussion about "substantive interaction" in remote teaching and learning

 

The latest from media

Ulster County getting 3,340 doses of coronavirus vaccine this week
Supply is nearly five times more than in previous weeks
Daily Freeman, 3/1/21

 

From Our Community

 
New York Times: An ‘Old Men’s Club’ Dominates Japan. The Young Just Put Them on Notice.
Great to see alumnus Kaisei Sugawara '18 (International Relations) in a New York Times feature about the rising generation of young professionals in Japan. Kaisei is advancing quickly in his new role as an engineer at a security firm - a role for which he was recruited thanks in part to the international experience he got while studying at New Paltz. Read the full article, "An ‘Old Men’s Club’ Dominates Japan. The Young Just Put Them on Notice," at The New York Times. Photo by Noriko Hayashi for The New York Times.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 2 March

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Seven students have tested positive
  • Walk-in COVID-19 pool testing today at Awosting Hall
  • President Christian's March 2021 Report to the Faculty
  • The SUNY-wide effort to advocate for vaccine priority for frontline staff
  • Trauma and Coping: A Without Limits panel, today at 5 p.m.
  • Hudson Valley Mentors: Pro bono consultation for regional entrepreneurs
  • March is "Healthy Recipes" month with the Employee Assistance Program
  • Tonight! A Department of Music YouTube watch party
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A tutor's guide to getting the most out of CircleIn
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing is now available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday, regardless of your major or employee bargaining unit; Friday PCR testing is appointment-only

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live updates every minute let you see if there's a wait before you come for testing

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

 

News of the day

President Christian's March 2021 Report to the Faculty
Updates on COVID-19 in our community, Middle States reaccreditation, recent meetings with elected officials and more

The SUNY-wide effort to advocate for vaccine priority for frontline staff
Learn about the campaign to expand eligibility for essential employees, including Residence Life staff

Trauma and Coping: A Without Limits panel, today at 5 p.m.
Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty with distinct critical perspectives will discuss how they, their families, their students and their disciplines have adapted to pandemic realities

Hudson Valley Mentors: Pro bono consultation for regional entrepreneurs
A new, donor-supported pilot program in the School of Business has been established to help business owners solve challenges and spur growth

March is "Healthy Recipes" month with the Employee Assistance Program
New WellNYS hub gathers resources for state workers, including calendar to-do lists encouraging healthy habits

 
 
Join the Department of Music watch party
The Department of Music continues to provide dynamic music experiences during the pandemic via its Listen Forward channel on YouTube. Tonight at 7 p.m., they're holding a watch party for a diverse set of works by students and faculty: Jazz ensemble, solo and group performances, a world-premiere faculty composition and a short film by a recent program alumna.
Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can basis, with all proceeds going to support programs and resources for music students. Use this link to RSVP.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings for early March
Upcoming sessions cover topics including password management, work/life balance and more; Click above for dates, times, descriptions and registration links

Today at 5 p.m.: Career Fair Kickoff Workshop with Indeed.com
Alumnus Sean Haberkorn ’10, Manager of Client Success at Indeed, will meet with students on the eve of the Virtual Career Fair

Test your strategy (and your strength!) with Giant Connect Four
Students can sign up now on IM Leagues to compete on March 3 for a free t-shirt

Get some fresh air with the Faculty/Staff Adventure Group on March 3
Join an afternoon outing to the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary off Huguenot Street

Our next Dismantling Racism community dialogue will be on March 8
We will again welcome Camille Jacobs ’91 (Communications Media) to facilitate this conversation; All students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend

 

The latest from media

'An Unusual Situation' provides coping tool for children
An interview with IDMH staff about the new, free children's book
Daily Freeman, 2/28/21

 

From Our Community

 
Reynold Ray '22 explains Circle In on YouTube
Reynold Ray-Offor '22 (Biology) put together a story to explain why he's been using CircleIn this semester to take notes, create flash cards and set up group chats with people in his classes. Rey's video does a great job walking you through how this new app helps students, especially if you're taking online classes remotely.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 1 March

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Sixteen students and two employees have tested positive
  • Simpler schedule for COVID-19 pool testing: Walk-ins welcome Monday - Thursday, regardless of your major or employee bargaining unit
  • SUNY announces comprehensive 25-Point Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Plan
  • The spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair is almost here!
  • Middle States Monday: The Self-Study Executive Summary
  • From the Oracle: A conversation with Black Student Union President Nayyir Strasner
  • Sustainable Development Goals Action and Awareness Week is underway
  • Mark your calendar: The Women's Leadership Summit is just a few days away
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Pink's Instagram Takeover
 

Coronavirus updates

March 1 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Sixteen students and two employees have tested positive

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
We're simplifying the process: Pool testing is now available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday, regardless of your major or employee bargaining unit
Friday PCR testing will continue to be offered on an appointment-only basis

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live feed updates every minute so you can see if there's a wait before you come for testing

New York State Vaccine Tracker
More than 1.5 million state residents have received both doses as of Feb. 28

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

 

News of the day

SUNY announces comprehensive 25-Point Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Plan
Students, faculty and staff from campuses across the system made recommendations to close racial equity gaps and eliminate institutional racial discrimination

The spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair is almost here!
Students and alumni can meet with employers from more than 40 organizations representing a variety of industries

Middle States Monday: The Self-Study Executive Summary
Read this overview of the comprehensive self-study report that will inform our reaccreditation review visit, March 24 - 26

From the Oracle: A conversation with Black Student Union President Nayyir Strasner
How this student organization, founded in the 1960s, is building community in the present day

Sustainable Development Goals Action and Awareness Week is underway
SUNY and the University Global Coalition offer events and resources to inspire students to take action in furtherance of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals on their campuses and in their communities

 
 
Women's Leadership Summit
Women's History Month is kicking off at SUNY New Paltz with the virtual Women's Leadership Summit, this Wednesday, March 3, beginning at 4 p.m. More than two dozen successful women representing a variety of professions are generously sharing their time and expertise with current students in this, the Summit's seventh year.
If you're interested in joining the conversation and networking with these outstanding alumnae, please be sure to register in advance to get the meeting link.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings for early March
Upcoming sessions cover topics including password management, work/life balance and more; Click above for dates, times, descriptions and registration links

Today: College to test mass notification system
If you're on campus around 1 p.m., you may hear a series of loud tones during this test of the College’s emergency system

A Faculty Development Center workshop on supporting students in the online environment, today at 3:30 p.m.
Jessica Delaney will guide faculty through some Center for Student Success resources, including the new CirlceIn app

The 2021 State Fire Inspection has begun: Here’s what you need to know
Including a list of some common violations to look out for

Help SUNY conduct important research on sexual and interpersonal violence
Check your email for your custom invite link from SUNY Surveys
All responses are recorded anonymously and participation is voluntary

 

The latest from media

SUNY launching discrimination and racial inequity survey
Systemwide survey to go live by Sept. 1
ABC 10, 2/26/21

 

From Our Community

 
Instagram Stories Tuesday Takeover, Feb. 23, 2021: Featuring Pink
Was great to have Pink '20 '22g run our Instagram Stories student takeover last week! We got a look at a day in the life of a graduate student living off campus, and even had cameos from cat and dog friends Mac and Bruce.
More Tuesday Takeovers are coming! Tune in tomorrow @sunynewpaltz to see who's next.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 26 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Six students have tested positive
  • COVID-19 testing today: Friday is our make-up day for those who were unable to be tested earlier in the week
  • Academic schools form Diversity & Inclusion Working Groups
  • Reminder: Discretionary Salary Increase application requirements and deadlines
  • There's still time to join the Library's Antiracist Campus Read
  • The 2021 State Fire Inspection begins March 1: Here’s what you need to know
  • Also on March 1: College to test mass notification system
  • Our Master of Fine Arts program has been named one of the nation's 20 best...
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: ...So let's celebrate with some new works by MFA candidates!
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Friday is our make-up day for those who were unable to be tested earlier in the week
Friday PCR testing is by appointment only; Click above for the sign-up link

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

 

News of the day

Academic schools form Diversity & Inclusion Working Groups
Groups will focus on creating action plans for change in areas related to student retention, achievement gaps, student and employee recruitment, diversifying the curriculum and more

Reminder: Discretionary Salary Increase application requirements and deadlines
Applications are due to be submitted digitally by March 8

There's still time to join the Library's Antiracist Campus Read
All students, faculty and staff are welcome to sign up for this community program by March 1

The 2021 State Fire Inspection begins March 1: Here’s what you need to know
Including a list of some common violations to look out for

Also on March 1: College to test mass notification system
If you're on campus around 1 p.m., you may hear a series of loud tones during this test of the College’s emergency system

 
 
new paltz ceramics on Instagram
Best Value Schools just named New Paltz's Master of Fine Arts program one of the 20 best in the nation, which gives us a great excuse to highlight some recent MFA work.
Anna Kruse '21g (Studio Art) took over the Ceramics Program's Instagram account earlier this year and shared a few of her latest pieces, including "Thanks for the syrup," an exploration of ceramic furniture that doubles as a tribute to her childhood dog.
See more from Anna at annakruse.com and @ceramic_beans.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Today at 3:30 p.m.: A roundtable discussion on Blackness and/in Latinidades
Featuring students, faculty and staff from the Departments of Black Studies, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Alumni Relations

Resumania returns! Monday, March 1, from 12 - 4 p.m.
Get your résumé ready for the Career Fair with a Career Resource Center coach

A Faculty Development Center workshop on supporting students in the online environment, March 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Jessica Delaney will guide faculty through some Center for Student Success resources, including the new CirlceIn app

2021 Women's Summit: Connecting students with successful alumnae
Recent graduates and established leaders in a variety of industries give back to their alma mater at this free virtual event on March 3

March 3: Learn about the flexible MBA at SUNY New Paltz
An online info session about part-time and full-time options

 

The latest from media

11.6% of Ulster County population has received at least one coronavirus shot
Steady progress continues to depend upon gradually rising supply
Daily Freeman, 2/23/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz metal on instagram
One more from the MFA program in celebration of their Top 20 nationwide ranking:
"To Grow You is to Know You," by Funlola Coker '21 (Studio Art), a steel replication of the artist's own hair. See more from the Metal Program at @newpaltzmetal, and follow Funlola's work at funlolacoker.com and @funlolacoker.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 25 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two students have tested positive
  • COVID-19 testing today for Liberal Arts & Sciences majors (excluding Psychology), and PBA, PEF, NYSCOPBA, M/C, CAS, RF and other campus employees
  • Beyond Plastics: Campus pivots to aluminum for beverage sales
  • Discretionary Salary Increase guidelines for part-time faculty
  • Remote work pro-tip: How to submit an IT Support ticket
  • Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m.: A roundtable discussion on Blackness and/in Latinidades
  • Students: Drop by a Friday Financial Aid webinar for info about grants, loans, work-study and more
  • Need someone to talk to? Consider Oasis/Haven, the student-staffed hotlines
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Nine facts on Title IX in just two minutes
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Testing today for Liberal Arts & Sciences majors (excluding Psychology), and PBA, PEF, NYSCOPBA, M/C, CAS, RF and other campus employees

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

 

News of the day

Beyond Plastics: Campus pivots to aluminum for beverage sales
Student Sustainability Ambassadors helped lead the effort to bring about this change
Cans are easier to recycle and less harmful to produce than bottles

Discretionary Salary Increase guidelines for part-time faculty
As with full-time faculty, the application process has been streamlined and moved online

Tomorrow is the deadline to get your employee compliance training done!
Employees must complete the Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review every year
All required reviews can be completed by visiting my.newpaltz.edu

Remote work pro-tip: How to submit an IT Support ticket
Directions and best practices to ensure your tech issue is addressed quickly and effectively

Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m.: A roundtable discussion on Blackness and/in Latinidades
Featuring students, faculty and staff from the Departments of Black Studies, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Alumni Relations

Have questions about Financial Aid? Friday webinars have you covered
Students can get info about grants, loans, work-study and more, Feb. 26 at noon

 
 
Oasis/Haven on Instagram
Do any of these searches resonate with you?
Oasis/Haven are student-operated hotlines that can provide resources or just someone to talk to. Peer support is available every day from 8 - 11 p.m. Oasis is a crisis intervention center at (845) 257-4945. Haven staff are specially trained to respond to issues around rape, sexual assault and relationship violence, and can be reached at (845) 257-4930. All volunteers are supervised by the Psychological Counseling Center.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Practice with career coaches tomorrow and be ready for the Virtual Career Fair
Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., students can ask questions and test your tech before the March 3 fair

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings for early March
Upcoming sessions cover topics including password management, work/life balance and more; Click above for dates, times, descriptions and registration links

Our next Dismantling Racism community dialogue will be on March 8
We will again welcome Camille Jacobs ’91 (Communications Media) to facilitate this conversation; All students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend

School of Business providing free income tax assistance
Student volunteers certified with IRS training to provide basic tax prep help and free e-filing

 

The latest from media

SUNY Fredonia to become mass vaccination site
Campus will set up a Chautauqua County-operated site in their Ice Arena complex
WIVB 4, 2/24/21

 

From Our Community

 
9 on Title IX - YouTube
Our Title IX Coordinator and LGBTQ+ Coordinator Emma Morcone is here to help you brush up on your Title IX knowledge. In this two-minute video, Emma gives you nine quick facts about this vital federal civil rights legislation.
(Psst: The video is an especially useful resource for those who still haven't shared their opinions on SUNY's Campus Climate Survey!)
 

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We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 24 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • COVID-19 testing today for Science & Engineering and Psychology majors, and UUP employees
  • To-do list for off-campus COVID-19 testing
  • SUNY Chancellor, campus presidents and Athletic Conference approve spring sports competition for 2021 season
  • Spring theatre series continues with the student-written and -directed “Tell Them Tomorrow”
  • New Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings announced!
  • Join us for an LGBTQ+ Allies workshop, tomorrow at noon
  • Want to talk to someone about choosing or changing your major?
  • Checking in with a New Paltz alumna's drone photography start-up
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Be on your guard against caution fatigue
 

Coronavirus updates

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

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Testing today for Science & Engineering and Psychology majors, and UUP employees

To-do list for off-campus COVID-19 testing
If you're unable to get tested on campus, here's what you need to know to make sure your off-campus test fulfills SUNY's requirements this semester

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

 

News of the day

SUNY Chancellor, campus presidents and Athletic Conference approve spring sports competition for 2021 season
Tennis, baseball, softball and lacrosse seasons will resume, contingent upon the continued positive trajectory of the pandemic and the state of COVID-19 on campuses

Spring theatre series continues with the student-written and -directed “Tell Them Tomorrow”
Live, virtual readings of this story of self-discovery Feb. 27 & 28

New Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings announced!
Early March sessions cover topics including password management, work/life balance and more; Click above for dates, times, descriptions and registration links

Join us for an LGBTQ+ Allies workshop, tomorrow at noon
An interactive, online session providing discussion, resources and information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity

Want to talk to someone about choosing or changing your major? The Career Resource Center is here for you
Workshops on March 1, 8 & 10 for students include a brief, free Interest Profiler assessment

 
 
HV Drone Girl on Instagram
One of our new favorite follows is @hvdronegirl, a project of Tara Kleinhans '16 (Digital Media Management) '21g (Business Administration). Tara wrote her drone photography business plan as her undergraduate capstone and launched her start-up as a licensed drone pilot right after graduating. She still finds her way back to her alma mater, as she did for this shoot, staged by carving a snowshoe mandala pattern on one of our south fields.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Start your global journey: Study Abroad Fair today
While in-person programs are cancelled for spring and summer, many virtual options remain for students looking for international experience and cultural exchange

All of Me: An online support group for LGBTQ+ identified students
Weekly meetings hosted by the Counseling Center, Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

This Friday: Get some practice before the Virtual Career Fair
Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., students can meet with career coaches to ask questions and test your tech before next week's fair

Sojourner Truth Library launching Antiracist Campus Read
A chance to engage with antiracism through communal teaching and learning
Register now for a four-week curriculum that begins on March 8

Sit up straight! Tips for physical wellness while working from home
An ergonomics guide from the NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training

 

The latest from media

Vending Machines Part of the Plastic-Free Solution
Effort at New Paltz is inspiring other state colleges to reconsider plastic sales
SUNY ESF, 2/23/21

 

From Our Community

 
Caution Fatigue - SUNY New Paltz on YouTube
Caution fatigue is REAL! We're nearly a year into this pandemic, and it is natural to be tired of masking, social distancing, hand sanitizing and all the rest, day after day after day. The Division of Student Affairs made a short video to help you stay motivated and keep your guard up.
We're almost there, and we will do it together!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 23 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One employee has tested positive
  • COVID-19 testing today for Business, undecided & non-matriculated students, and UUP employees
  • Today is our first Mind, Body, Spirit Day
  • New Paltz rises to No. 8 on Military Friendly® small public schools list
  • The 2021 Women's Leadership Summit is next week!
  • Save the Date for the next Dismantling Racism community dialogue, March 8
  • Start your global journey: The Study Abroad Fair is on Feb. 24
  • A generous gift of laptops to the Scholar's Mentorship Program
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Virtual astronomy shows are back!
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Testing today for Business, undecided & non-matriculated students, and UUP employees

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

 

News of the day

Today is our first Mind, Body, Spirit Day
Wishing all members of our community a day of restoration and joy

New Paltz rises to No. 8 on Military Friendly® small public schools list
Top 10 nationwide in service to veteran, dependent and active military students

The 2021 Women's Leadership Summit is next week!
Dozens of alumnae, including recent graduates and established leaders in a variety of industries, give back to their alma mater at this free virtual event on Wednesday, March 3

Save the Date for the next Dismantling Racism community dialogue, March 8
We will again welcome Camille Jacobs ’91 (Communications Media) to facilitate this conversation; All students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend

Start your global journey: The Study Abroad Fair is on Feb. 24
While in-person programs are cancelled for spring and summer, many virtual options remain for students looking for international experience and cultural exchange

 
 
Scholar's Mentorship Program received a generous donation of laptops on YouTube
The Scholar's Mentorship Program received a generous donation of laptops last week from alumna Michele Di Palo-Williams ’77 (Sociology) and her husband Graeme Williams, to help students continue to succeed during our current era of remote teaching and learning.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Get ready for next week's Career Fair with a prep workshop, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
Planning to meet with employers at the Fair on March 3? Start getting ready now with this session from the Career Resource Center

Join us for an LGBTQ+ Allies workshop, Feb. 25 at noon
An interactive, online session providing discussion, resources and information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity

Tools for Working Remotely training, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.
Learn how to make the most of our resources to effectively connect and collaborate

Discretionary Salary Increase guidelines for full-time faculty
A memorandum from the Division of Academic Affairs, including links to download the fillable review sheet and checklist

Still time to complete your compliance training
Employees must complete the Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review every year
All required reviews can be completed by visiting my.newpaltz.edu

 

The latest from media

SUNY to eliminate application fees for low-income students
New policy takes effect March 1, may save up to $350 per student
WETM 18, 2/22/21

 

From Our Community

 
Mid February Virtual Planetarium Show on YouTube
Virtual astronomy shows are back!
In the latest episode, Planetarium Director Raj Pandya follows NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars, before traveling much farther from home to view some favorite winter constellations.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 22 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two students and two employees have tested positive
  • COVID-19 testing today for Education, Fine & Performing Arts students and CSEA employees
  • State updates guidance on when colleges must "Pause and Pivot"
  • Discretionary Salary Increase guidelines for full-time faculty
  • Use Engage to see the full list of Mind, Body, Spirit Day programs for students
  • Middle States Monday: The self-study and the Evaluation Team’s virtual visit
  • Sit up straight! Tips for physical wellness while working from home
  • The annual Sustainable Development Goals Teach In has arrived
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Another Instagram Stories Student Takeover
 

Coronavirus updates

Feb. 22 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two students and two employees have tested positive

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Testing today for Education and Fine & Performing Arts students and CSEA employees

COVID-19 testing tip: Log into the new registration portal before coming to Awosting
Save time at the testing site by confirming your information is correct in the new SUNY Upstate registration system

State updates guidance on when colleges must "Pause and Pivot"
Colleges like New Paltz that test at least 25% of students, faculty and staff weekly do not need to pause in-person classes unless 14-day rolling average positivity rate surpasses 5%

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

 

News of the day

Discretionary Salary Increase guidelines for full-time faculty
Due to COVID-19, application process is streamlined and former paper-based process has moved online

Use Engage to see the full list of Mind, Body, Spirit Day programs for students
From music to fitness to mindfulness and gratitude, there are many ways to spend the day tomorrow, Feb. 23

Middle States Monday: The self-study and the Evaluation Team’s virtual visit
Our self-study focuses on students' experiences, and provides a foundation for the reaccreditation evaluation

Sit up straight! Tips for physical wellness while working from home
An ergonomics guide from the NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training

 
 
Global Goals Teach In
The annual Sustainable Development Goals Teach In has arrived! From Feb. 22 - March 5, educators at all levels, working all around the globe, are finding creative ways to include these Goals in their teaching and learning. Want to take the pledge? Use this link for ideas on how you can get involved, and post your course ideas on social media with #SDGTeachIn.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Smithsonian internship info session today at 12:30 p.m.
Learn about opportunities at the National Museum of the American Indian

MA in creative writing info session today at 1 p.m.
Published faculty authors help early-career writers find their voices and find their audiences

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings
Feb. 23: Cultivating Self-Awareness

Feb. 25: Tools for Working Remotely 
Click above to see full descriptions and sign up

Still time to complete your compliance training
Employees must complete the Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review every year
All required reviews can be completed by visiting my.newpaltz.edu

It's Senior Week with the Career Resource Center
Build your skillset for life after graduation with workshops on resumes, networking, interviews and more

 

The latest from media

Kingston Farmers Market offers mentorship program for summer season
Program focuses on offering opportunities to individuals and businesses from marginalized communities
Daily Freeman, 2/21/21

 

From Our Community

 
Tuesday Takeover, Feb. 16, 2021: Featuring Callie Quinn '22
Our latest Tuesday Takeover comes courtesy of Callie Quinn '22 (Communication Studies)! Callie shared her experiences volunteering at the campus food pantry, working as an RA and listening to lots and lots of Harry Styles. Revisit Callie's Takeover here, and get ready for another episode tomorrow @sunynewpaltz!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 19 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Four students have tested positive
  • On-campus COVID-19 testing site closed today due to weather
  • Faculty & staff: Have you done your compliance training yet?
  • Governor Cuomo gives green light to summer camps, amusement parks to plan for reopening
  • Theatre Arts alumna earns major industry prize for scenic technology
  • Next week is Senior Week with the Career Resource Center
  • Register for Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings next week
  • New Paltz a top-five most charming college town in New York, says Travel Mag
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The birds are out, and so are the birdwatchers
 

Coronavirus updates

On-campus COVID-19 testing site closed today due to weather
If you still need to get tested for this week, please plan to get an on-campus test Monday or schedule a PCR test off campus

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

 

News of the day

Have you done your compliance training yet? The Feb. 26 due date is fast approaching!
Employees must complete the Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review every year
All required reviews can be completed by visiting my.newpaltz.edu

Theatre Arts alumna earns major industry prize for scenic technology
Francesca DeCicco '17, who apprenticed at Juilliard and enrolled in Yale's MFA program after graduating from New Paltz, has been named a United States Institute for Theatre Technology Young Designers, Managers, and Technicians Award winner

Next week is Senior Week with the Career Resource Center
Build your skillset for life after graduation with workshops on resumes, networking, interviews and more

Register for Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings next week
Feb. 22: Creating Forms with Adobe
Feb. 23: Cultivating Self-Awareness

Feb. 25: Tools for Working Remotely 
Click above to see full descriptions and sign up

 
 
Travel Mag: 5 of the Most Charming College Towns in New York State
Taking a moment to appreciate the Village after Travel Mag named New Paltz one of the five most charming college towns in New York.
 

Events, resources and reminders

United Nations Briefings this morning at 10 and 11:15 a.m.
The Global Engagement Program welcomes Bruce Knotts, director of the UN's Unitarian Universalist Association Office, and Sylvia Paola Mendoza, second secretary in charge of SDGs Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN

Have questions about Financial Aid? Friday webinars have you covered
Students can get info about grants, loans, work-study and more today at noon

Thinking about a career in creative writing? Get the details about our graduate program, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.
Published faculty authors help early-career writers find their voices and find their audiences

Help SUNY conduct important research on sexual and interpersonal violence
Check your email for your custom invite link to take the Campus Climate Survey
All responses are recorded anonymously and participation is voluntary

Upcoming Office of Instructional Technology workshops
Get more out of tools like Blackboard and Microsoft Office

Brush up on online teaching and learning skills with this new Remote Resources hub
An accessible, filterable collection of dozens of guides, tutorials and best practices, on one easy-to-use webpage

 

The latest from media

100 Ulster County residents to receive $500 per month for one year, Ryan says
County Executive announced universal basic income pilot initiative in his State of the County address
Daily Freeman, 2/17/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Ornithology on Instagram
Despite the cold, the expedition continues! Ornithology students (@newpaltzornithology) have their binoculars and are back in the field. They spotted chickadees, titmice, song sparrows, mallards, crows, red-tailed hawks, juncos and starlings on just their first walk around campus. Lots of birds means spring must be close, right??
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 18 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Three students have tested positive
  • COVID-19 testing today for Liberal Arts & Sciences majors (excluding Psychology), and PBA, PEF, NYSCOPBA, M/C, CAS, RF and other campus employees
  • On-campus testing site closed tomorrow, Feb. 19, due to weather
  • Action requested: Take a break! The first Mind, Body, Spirit Day is Feb. 23
  • What it's like to be a basketball team leader during COVID-19
  • Student-run magazine puts out call for submissions for March 2021 issue
  • Learn about SUNY's Washington, D.C., internship program, today at 3:30 p.m.
  • Tomorrow: An International Mother Language Day gathering
  • New webcam lets you save time by checking the line at the testing center
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: @newpaltzphotograpy
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Testing today for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majors (excluding Psychology), and PBA, PEF, NYSCOPBA, M/C, CAS, RF and other campus employees

On-campus testing site closed tomorrow, Feb. 19, due to weather
If you still need to get tested for this week, please plan to get an on-campus test today or Monday, or schedule a PCR test off campus

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

 

News of the day

Action requested: Take a break! The first Mind, Body, Spirit Day is Feb. 23
Ideas and programs for a communal day of reflection, gratitude and restoration

What it's like to be a basketball team leader during COVID-19
Nicole Ziogas '21 (Biology) is the lone senior on a Hawks squad waiting for a chance to defend its conference title

Student-run magazine puts out call for submissions for March 2021 issue
The Teller publishes everything from fashion and beauty, to literature and poetry, to visual art and photography; All students are invited to submit by the Feb. 21 deadline

Learn about SUNY's Washington, D.C., internship program, today at 3:30 p.m.
Opportunity for students puts you in the nation's capital to work alongside government leaders and conduct research, all while earning college credit

Tomorrow: An International Mother Language Day gathering
All students, faculty and staff are invited to share a reading in the first language you learned

 
 
Awosting Hall Testing Line Camera
Save some time, check the line! The College is now broadcasting a live stream of the area outside the Awosting Hall COVID-19 testing center, so you can see how long the line is before you make plans to get your test. The video updates every minute, and the fisheye lens covers a wide area while obscuring identifying information and protecting privacy of those in line.
 

Events, resources and reminders

School of Business providing free income tax assistance
Student volunteers certified with IRS training provide basic tax prep help and free e-filing

February is Compliance Review Month for employees
Please complete annual Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review by Friday, Feb. 26
All required reviews can be completed by vising my.newpaltz.edu

Upcoming Office of Instructional Technology workshops
Get more out of tools like Blackboard and Microsoft Office

Brush up on online teaching and learning skills with this new Remote Resources hub
An accessible, filterable collection of dozens of guides, tutorials and best practices, on one easy-to-use webpage

New COVID-19 profiles: Your testing and screening data in one secure place
Real-time updates on test results and your compliance status at my.newpaltz.edu
Profiles are live now for students and will launch later this week for faculty and staff

 

The latest from media

A History of Sojourner Truth’s Life and Roots in the Hudson Valley
Much of what we know about the civil and women's rights activist's early years comes from research by retired campus Librarian Corinne Nyquist
Hudson Valley Magazine, 2/16/21

 

From Our Community

 
Photography Program on Instagram
The Photography Program (@newpaltzphotography) is a no-brainer Instagram follow for anyone interested in visual art, with a nice mix of student photography and process shots like this image of Hailey Pierce '21 (Photography) mixing cyanotype solution for her senior thesis.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 17 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • COVID-19 testing today for Science & Engineering and Psychology majors, and UUP employees
  • All of Me: An online support group for LGBTQ+ identified students
  • Interested in working at a summer camp? Apply for dozens of positions at once on HawkHire
  • Upcoming Office of Instructional Technology workshops
  • Last call for faculty & staff: Apply to join this spring's Manager’s Toolkit cohort
  • Ash Wednesday services at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Paltz
  • Today at noon: SUNY panel on teaching innovations that engage diversity, equity & inclusion topics in virtual formats
  • Encouragement from the Student Resilience Advocates
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A Spring of Gay-Black-Feminine Joy
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Testing today for Science & Engineering and Psychology majors, and UUP employees

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

 

News of the day

All of Me: An online support group for LGBTQ+ identified students
Weekly meetings hosted by the Counseling Center start today at 2:30 p.m.

Interested in working at a summer camp? Apply for dozens of positions at once on HawkHire
Students: The annual Camp Day Job Fair is happening virtually this month; Submit your resume today to any (or all!) 32 camps registered with the Career Resource Center

Upcoming Office of Instructional Technology workshops
Get more out of tools like Blackboard and Microsoft Office

Last call for faculty & staff: Apply to join this spring's Manager’s Toolkit cohort
Get ideas for cultivating adaptive management capacity and develop tools and techniques that align with management best practices

Ash Wednesday services at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Paltz
Rev. Dianna Smith, director of our Campus Food Pantry, invites community members to receive ashes, masked and in person, before virtual services at 6 p.m.

The Power of Collaborative Online International Learning, today at noon
A SUNY panel on teaching innovations that engage diversity, equity & inclusion topics in virtual formats

 
 
Student Resilience Project on Instagram
The Student Resilience Advocates (@np_resilience) are a great source for positive vibes and uplifting messages, but they are so much more than that.
This student team has Institute for Disaster Mental Health-training on basic challenges to mental health that are common among college students even in normal times, and worsened for many during the pandemic. Their core goals are to acknowledge and validate these issues; to strengthen resilience and coping skills; to destigmatize help-seeking; and to connect students who need more intensive support to the other essential resources on campus.
Interested in connecting? Start a conversation today via Instagram direct message.
 

Events, resources and reminders

February trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
Feb. 18: Developing Project Calendars
Feb. 22: Creating Forms with Adobe
Feb. 23: Cultivating Self-Awareness
And more! Click above to see full descriptions and register

New COVID-19 profiles: Your testing and screening data in one secure place
Real-time updates on your test results and compliance status at my.newpaltz.edu
Profiles are live now for students and will launch later this week for faculty and staff

Artist talk with composer and performer Sarah Hennies today at 5 p.m.
Meet the 2021 Davenport Resident for New American Music

Students: Learn more about a Washington, D.C., internship opportunity, Feb. 18 at 3:30 p.m.
SUNY Program lets you live in the nation's capital, work alongside government leaders, and conduct research, all while earning college credit

Brush up on online teaching and learning skills with this new Remote Resources hub
An accessible, filterable collection of dozens of guides, tutorials and best practices, on one easy-to-use webpage

An International Mother Language Day gathering on Feb. 19
All students, faculty and staff are invited to share a reading in the first language you learned

 

The latest from media

Immigration Has Not Been Magically Fixed Under Biden
Adjunct Lecturer Michael Frank reports on "the limits of the new administration to alter immigration policy with the stroke of a pen"
The River Newsroom, 2/14/21

 

From Our Community

 
Lester Mayers website
Poet and performer Lester Mayers '19 (Theatre Arts) brings his "A Spring of Gay-Black-Feminine Joy" tour to his alma mater on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. Mayers will give a short reading and engage in dialogue during a Q&A with attendees.
Join the virtual audience using this Zoom meeting link (meeting ID: 996 0655 2232), and learn more about Mayers's life and work at lestermayers.com.
Please note: Trigger warnings for this event include homelessness, sexual historic trauma, racism, queer-phobic pejoratives, mental health and disruptions of religious views.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 16 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • COVID-19 testing today for Business, undecided & non-matriculated students, and UUP employees; Testing center will open at 11 a.m.
  • New COVID-19 profiles: Your testing and screening data in one secure place
  • John Marro '22 shares story of deployment to Washington, D.C., following Jan. 6 insurrection
  • Tonight! Harrington STEM Series returns with an intro to reconfiguration systems
  • Two New Paltz students among first-ever SUNY Leadership Academy grads
  • Faculty Writing Group Wednesdays resume this week
  • Students, staff collaborate on children's book to help kids cope with situations they don't understand
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Another Tuesday Takeover on Instagram Stories!
 

Coronavirus updates

Delayed opening at the COVID-19 testing center today due to weather
Awosting Hall will be open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. for faculty & staff only)
In-person classes that begin before 11 a.m. are cancelled; In-person classes that begin at 11 a.m. or later will meet; Offices open at 10:45 a.m.

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
Testing today for Business, undecided & non-matriculated students, and UUP employees

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

 

News of the day

New COVID-19 profiles: Your testing and screening data in one secure place
Real-time updates on test results and compliance status at my.newpaltz.edu
Profiles are live now for students and will launch later this week for faculty and staff

From the New Paltz Times: John Marro '22 (Adolescence Education) shares story of his deployment to Washington, D.C., following Jan. 6 insurrection
Marro, a New Paltz student and New York Army National Guardsman, was stationed at the Library of Congress for the inauguration

Tonight! Harrington STEM Series returns with an introduction to reconfiguration systems
The College welcomes Heather Russell, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Richmond

Two New Paltz students among first-ever SUNY Leadership Academy grads
SUNY alumni from varied professions contribue expertise and mentorship

Faculty Writing Group Wednesdays resume this week
Virtual and in-person options to work and share your progress with supportive colleagues

 
 
An Unusual Situation
"Everything was different than before. Milo was very confused.
He didn't know when it would be over."
The Institute for Disaster Mental Health and the School of Fine & Performing Arts have collaborated on "An Unusual Situation," a new children's book focused on helping young kids cope with things they don't understand. The story resonates with experiences of the pandemic, but it contains lessons that apply to nearly any new and stressful scenario.
The book is available now as a free digital download in English and Spanish.
 

Events, resources and reminders

February trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
Feb. 17: Using OneDrive
Feb. 18: Developing Project Calendars
And much more! Click above to see full descriptions and register

Feb. 17 at noon: The Power of Collaborative Online International Learning
A SUNY panel on teaching innovations that engage diversity, equity & inclusion topics in virtual formats

All of Me: An online support group for LGBTQ+ identified students
Weekly meetings start this Wednesday, Feb. 17

Register for a Tax Talk with the Employee Assistance Program on Feb. 17
Join Ceil Donato, formerly of H&R Block, for a discussion of all tax issues, including changes to the tax laws for 2020; Ideal for those who have a second job, own their own business, or have additional income from teaching, publishing or consulting

An International Mother Language Day gathering on Feb. 19
All students, faculty and staff are invited to share a reading in the first language you learned

Start your global journey: Study Abroad Fair, Feb. 24
While in-person programs are cancelled for spring and summer, many virtual options remain for students looking for international experience and cultural exchange

 

The latest from media

Four SUNY Cortland students facing charges for hosting a house party
SUNY Chancellor and Cortland president respond to "reckless and dangerous" off-campus event
WSYR, 2/14/21

 

From Our Community

 
Tuesday Takeover, Feb. 9, 2021: Featuring Alyssa Albano '22
Another Tuesday means another Tuesday takeover! Relive last week's journey with Alyssa Albano '22 (@alyssaaalbano), and then head to @sunynewpaltz to join our next student as they go through their day.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 11 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two additional students have tested positive
  • COVID-19 testing today for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majors (excluding Psychology), and PBA, PEF, NYSCOPBA, M/C, CAS, RF and all other campus employees
  • COVID-19 testing tip: Be sure to bring your campus ID card!
  • News from the Student Association Executive Board
  • February trainings from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Faculty: Please submit enrollment census information by Feb. 14
  • Students: Still time to register for the SUNY-wide ESports league
  • Ilyasah Shabazz ’85 (Biology) discusses Malcolm X's legacy on Good Morning America
  • FAQ: What are the consequences if students do not comply with screening and testing requirements?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Cozy by the fire
 

Coronavirus updates

Feb. 11 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two additional students have tested positive

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
If you are a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences major (excluding Psychology), or a PBA, PEF, NYSCOPBA, M/C, CAS, RF or other campus employee, please get tested today if you're on campus at all this week

COVID-19 testing tip: Be sure to bring your campus ID card!
Coming with your campus ID makes testing go faster for you and for us

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

(845) 257-CV19: A hotline for info about COVID-19 protocols
While most answers can be found on our New Paltz Forward and Health Center websites, the College offers this resource for those who cannot find what they’re looking for and prefer to speak with someone about their situation

 

News of the day

News from the Student Association Executive Board
With ideas for how to advocate for yourself and other students during Higher Education Action Week, Feb. 15-19

New trainings announced! Here's what's coming this month from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
Feb. 16: Webex Tips & Tricks
Feb. 17: Using OneDrive
Feb. 18: Developing Project Calendars
And much more! Click above to see full descriptions and register

Reminder for faculty: Please submit enrollment census information for all spring semester classes before Sunday, Feb. 14
Undergraduate census survey is now available through Starfish
This process is required by Federal law and an important way to help ensure students receive financial aid to which they are entitled

Students: Still time to register for the SUNY-wide ESports league

Deadline is Feb. 12 to join for solo and team competition in Overwatch, Smash, Fortnite, COD and more

 
 
Good Morning America: Malcolm X’s daughter is carrying on her father’s legacy
VIDEO: Alumna Ilyasah Shabazz ’85 (Biology) appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to discuss the legacy of her father, Malcolm X, and a resurgence of interest in the human rights activist's life and work. Watch the full interview here, and check out "The Awakening of Malcolm X," Shabazz's new novelization of her father's early years and the development of his thinking on race, politics, religion and justice.
 

FAQ on Weekly COVID-19 Testing

What are the consequences if students do not comply with screening and testing requirements?
If students are on campus and have not done their daily screening for three consecutive days, their card access will be disabled and they will be unable to enter most campus buildings or attend in-person classes until they remedy the situation.
For students, failure to test during a week in which you are on campus will result in disciplinary action including disciplinary probation and eventually suspension from on-campus presence, including in-person instruction and denial of campus residency.

Events, resources and reminders

February is Compliance Review Month for employees
Please complete annual Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review by Friday, Feb. 26
All required reviews can be completed by vising my.newpaltz.edu

Nine facts about Title IX at SUNY New Paltz
The SUNY-wide survey on Campus Climate is coming next week!
Start getting ready now with useful information about the federal civil rights law that protects all members of our campus community from gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking

Harrington STEM Series returns Feb. 16 with an introduction to reconfiguration systems
The College welcomes Heather Russell, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Richmond

Faculty & Staff: Apply by Feb. 17 to join the next Manager’s Toolkit cohort
A program designed to help new and experienced managers cultivate adaptive management capacity, build a community of support, and provide tools and techniques that align with management best practices

An International Mother Language Day gathering on Feb. 19
All students, faculty and staff are invited to share a reading in the first language you learned

 

The latest from media

Celebrate Black History Month 2021 in the Hudson Valley
Including a free guided tour of Kingston's O+ murals, this Saturday at 11 a.m.
Chronogram, 2/10/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
It's cold out there - stay cozy, everyone.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 10 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One additional student has tested positive
  • Weekly COVID-19 testing: Science & Engineering and Psychology majors and UUP employees are on the schedule today
  • New York's seven-day positivity rate drops to lowest point since Dec. 1
  • Seventeen undergraduates earn grants for faculty-mentored research
  • Ideas for practicing self-compassion
  • Clarification for faculty on the “Cleared to Return to Campus” column in course rosters
  • Today! Global Engagement Program General Interest Meeting for students
  • A sneak preview of the Sojourner Truth sculpture coming to campus later this year
  • FAQ: Who has to follow SUNY’s weekly testing requirement?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Queer Gym Night this Friday
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing schedule and resources
If you are a School of Science & Engineering or Psychology major, or a UUP-represented employee, please get tested today if you plan to be on campus at all this week

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

New York's seven-day positivity rate drops to lowest point since Dec. 1
Governor Cuomo: "Our post-holiday surge reduction is continuing"

 

News of the day

Seventeen undergraduates earn grants for faculty-mentored research
Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities program provides funds for applied scholarship in a broad array of academic disciplines

From Harvard Business Publishing: Ideas for practicing self-compassion
A few simple recommendations for taming your inner critic in moments of heightened stress

Clarification for faculty on the “Cleared to Return to Campus” column in course rosters
Students listed as “not applicable” are permitted to be on campus, enter buildings and attend in-person classes

Today! Global Engagement Program General Interest Meeting for students
Learn more about this one-of-a-kind, 12-15 credit experience, which includes an internship with a globally engaged organization

 
 
Spectrum News: Artist Creates Sojourner Truth Statue for SUNY Campus
VIDEO: Spectrum News takes you inside Trina Greene's studio as she puts finishing touches on the six-foot sculpture of Sojourner Truth that will be installed at the entrance of our campus Library later this year.
 

FAQ on Weekly COVID-19 Testing

Who has to follow SUNY’s weekly testing requirement?
Effective Feb. 8, all students, faculty and staff who are on campus for any reason must get a COVID-19 test for each week they are present this spring.
This applies to those who live, work or take classes on campus, as well as those who come to campus to use the Athletic & Wellness Center, Library or other facilities.
Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are still required to get tested every week they are on campus, per state and local health guidelines.
Students and employees who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are exempt from testing for 90 days after their positive COVID-19 test. The College must have a record of the positive test on file in order to process your exemption.
Students’ off-campus test results should be submitted by email to healthservice@newpaltz.edu. Employees’ off-campus test results should be submitted to benefits@newpaltz.edu

Events, resources and reminders

February is Compliance Review Month for employees
Please complete annual Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review by Friday, Feb. 26
All required reviews can be completed by vising my.newpaltz.edu

Harrington STEM Series returns Feb. 16 with an introduction to reconfiguration systems
The College welcomes Heather Russell, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Richmond

Faculty & Staff: Apply by Feb. 17 to join the next Manager’s Toolkit cohort
A program designed to help new and experienced managers cultivate adaptive management capacity, build a community of support, and provide tools and techniques that align with management best practices

An International Mother Language Day gathering on Feb. 19
All students, faculty and staff are invited to share a reading in the first language you learned

The annual SUNY Online Summit is Feb. 22-26
Mark your calendar for a system-wide conference on online program administration, faculty development, instruction and instructional design

Start your global journey: Study Abroad Fair, Feb. 24
While in-person programs are cancelled for spring and summer, many virtual options remain for students looking for international experience and cultural exchange

 

The latest from media

African American History: A Past Rooted in the Hudson Valley
An overview on African culture in upstate New York, with insights from former Professor of Black Studies A.J. Williams-Myers
Hudson Valley Magazine, 2/8/21

 

From Our Community

 
Queer Gym Night registration on IMLeagues
Starting this Friday! The College invites students to Queer Gym Night in the East Curves Gym at the Athletic & Wellness Center, as a safe space to build strength while building community. Please register on IM Leagues; attendance is capped at 15 students due to COVID-19, and advance sign-up is required.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 9 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • SUNY's weekly COVID-19 testing requirement is now in effect; Testing today for Business, undecided & non-matriculated students, and UUP employees
  • Sojourner Truth Library launching new Antiracist Campus Read
  • Nine facts about Title IX, ahead of next week's SUNY survey on campus climate
  • Today at 2 p.m.: "Knowmia Beyond Basics" workshop for faculty
  • Get virtual services from the Career Resource Center
  • SUNY enhances its system-wide COVID-19 case tracker
  • The campuswide effort to welcome international students to our community
  • FAQ: How does the weekly COVID-19 testing schedule work?
  • Events and resources
  • Community mourns Dan Guenther, local leader on sustainable agriculture
  • From our community: Ice on the Hudson
 

Coronavirus updates

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

SUNY's weekly COVID-19 testing requirement is now in effect
Click here to view our testing schedule and additional resources

If you are a School of Business, undecided or non-matriculated student, or a UUP-represented employee, please get tested today if you plan to be on campus at all this week

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

 

News of the day

Sojourner Truth Library launching new Antiracist Campus Read
A chance to engage with antiracism through communal teaching and learning
Register now for a four-week curriculum that begins on March 8

Nine facts about Title IX at SUNY New Paltz
The SUNY-wide survey on Campus Climate is coming next week!
Start getting ready now with useful information about the federal civil rights law that protects all members of our campus community from gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking

Today at 2 p.m.: "Knowmia Beyond Basics" workshop for faculty
Expand your Knowmia skillset with more in-depth coverage of quizzes, conversations and other tools

Get virtual services from the Career Resource Center
Personalized help with resumes, job search, interview prep and so much more

SUNY enhances its system-wide COVID-19 case tracker
Daily statistics now include test results broken down by population, info on quarantine and isolation, regional comparisons and more

 
 
Center for International Programs helps students from abroad overcome new hurdles
Cindy Cullen, coordinator of international student services, helps international students move into their new campus homes, Jan. 15, 2021.
It's hard enough for international students to make the journey to a new nation under normal circumstances. The pandemic presents additional challenges, but a team of campus staff led by the Center for International Programs did all they could, even making custom care packages, to make the move-in and quarantine period as comfortable as possible. Please join us in welcoming these newest members of our community!
 

FAQ on Weekly COVID-19 Testing

How does the weekly COVID-19 testing schedule work?
Pool testing will be provided from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday, with the first hour (9-10 a.m.) for employees only.
No appointments are necessary for pool testing, but pre-registration through SUNY Upstate Medical University is required and must be updated with each test.
Students, faculty and staff can get a pool test anytime, but we ask members of our community to follow the testing schedule as best they can, to reduce overcrowding at the testing site.
In addition to all-day pool testing Monday – Thursday, we will offer Friday make-up testing for those who were unable to get a test earlier in the week. Friday testing will use individual PCR test kits administered by our partners at Enzo Labs.
Friday PCR testing is by appointment only. Please use this link to sign up (faculty and staff should enter the letter “E”, then their employee ID number, where the scheduling form asks for student ID).

Events, resources and reminders

February is Compliance Review Month for employees
Please complete annual Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review by Friday, Feb. 26
All required reviews can be completed by vising my.newpaltz.edu

Action needed from faculty: Please submit enrollment census information for all spring semester classes before Sunday, Feb. 14
Undergraduate census survey is now available through Starfish
This process is required by Federal law and an important way to help ensure students receive financial aid to which they are entitled

Feb. 10: Global Engagement Program General Interest Meeting for students
Learn more about this one-of-a-kind, 12-15 credit academic and internship experience, which includes an internship with a globally engaged organization

Faculty & Staff: Apply by Feb. 17 to join the next Manager’s Toolkit cohort
A program designed to help new and experienced managers cultivate adaptive management capacity, build a community of support, and provide tools and techniques that align with management best practices

School of Business providing free income tax assistance
Student volunteers certified with IRS training to provide basic tax prep help and free e-filing

CircleIn is now live! Download the peer-to-peer study app today
Students can quickly set up group chats and video meetings, share notes, and ask and answer questions in each of their courses

 

The latest from media

Daniel Guenther: 1943 - 2021
Community mourns a pioneer of organic farming and Community Supported Agriculture in the Hudson Valley, who worked regularly to mentor New Paltz students
Poughkeepsie Journal, 2/7/21

 

From Our Community

 
hudsonvalley on Instagram
The icy waters of the Hudson River: Best appreciated at a distance.
Aerial of Long Dock Park in Beacon, New York, by @dji_nimbus, reposted @hudsonvalley.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 8 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two students and one employee have tested positive
  • SUNY's weekly COVID-19 testing requirement is now in effect
    Testing today for Education, Fine & Performing Arts students and CSEA employees
  • NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: State has administered more than two million doses
  • Action needed from faculty: Please submit enrollment census information for all spring semester classes
  • February is Compliance Review Month for employees
  • Field Hockey Coach Shanna Szablinski named SUNYAC Coach of the Decade
  • Get answers about "regular & substantive interaction," today at 1 p.m.
  • FAQ: Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’ve already gotten the vaccine?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Another Instagram Stories Tuesday Takeover!
 

Coronavirus updates

Feb. 8 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two students and one employee have tested positive

SUNY's weekly COVID-19 testing requirement is now in effect!
Click here to view our testing schedule and additional resources

If you are a School of Education or School of Fine & Performing Arts student, or a CSEA-represented employee, please get tested today if you plan to be on campus at all this week

New York's COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
More than two million doses have been administered in the state as of Feb. 6

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

 

News of the day

Action needed from faculty: Please submit enrollment census information for all spring semester classes before Sunday, Feb. 14
Undergraduate census survey is now available through Starfish
This process is required by Federal law and an important way to help ensure students receive financial aid to which they are entitled

February is Compliance Review Month for employees
Please complete annual Policy & Procedure Acknowledgement, Workplace Violence Prevention Review and Title IX/Sexual Harassment Review by Friday, Feb. 26
All required reviews can be completed by vising my.newpaltz.edu

Field Hockey Coach Shanna Szablinski named SUNYAC Coach of the Decade
Five-time conference champion joins three alumnae with All-Decade honors

Faculty: Get answers about "regular & substantive interaction," today at 1 p.m.
A workshop on establishing presence and active engagement in the online/hybrid classroom

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Look closely: Even the snowpeople are using hand sanitizer! #WeNotMe
 

FAQ on Weekly COVID-19 Testing

Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’ve already gotten the vaccine?
Yes! While the COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to reduce an individual’s susceptibility to the disease caused by the coronavirus, the science is unclear on whether those who have been vaccinated can still carry the virus and/or transmit it to others.
In light of this uncertainty, and following New York State Health Department guidance, our campus policy for the spring 2021 semester will be to protect our community by requiring all students, faculty and staff, even those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, to wear masks, maintain social distance, complete the daily health screening for every day you’re on campus, and get tested for every week that you’re on campus.

Events, resources and reminders

Feb. 10: Global Engagement Program General Interest Meeting
Learn more about this one-of-a-kind, 12-15 credit academic and internship experience, which includes an internship with a globally engaged organization

Faculty & Staff: Apply by Feb. 17 to join the next Manager’s Toolkit cohort
A program designed to help new and experienced managers cultivate adaptive management capacity, build a community of support, and provide tools and techniques that align with management best practices

Students: Still time to register for the SUNY-wide ESports league

Deadline is Feb. 12 to join for solo and team competition in Overwatch, Smash, Fortnite, COD and more

Start your global journey: Study Abroad Fair, Feb. 24
While in-person programs are on hold for spring and summer, many virtual options remain for students looking for international experience and cultural exchange

(845) 257-CV19: A new hotline for info about COVID-19 protocols
While most answers can be found on our New Paltz Forward and Health Center websites, the College is launching this new resource for those who cannot find what they’re looking for and prefer to speak with someone about their situation

CircleIn is now live! Download the peer-to-peer study app today
Students can quickly set up group chats and video meetings, share notes, and ask and answer questions in each of their courses

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

 

The latest from media

More contagious UK variant of COVID-19 found in Ulster County
“This is a critical reminder that while we have made great strides in fighting this virus, we are far from out of the woods yet,” said County Executive Pat Ryan
Hudson Valley One, 2/5/21

 

From Our Community

 
Tuesday Takeover, Feb. 2, 2021: Featuring Ben Jimenez '21
A big thank-you to Ben Jimenez '21 (Psychology) for keeping our Instagram Stories Tuesday Takeover series going last week! Click here to rewatch and see Ben talk about favorite classes, being an RA, and his advice for new students.
And be sure to tune in tomorrow @sunynewpaltz to meet another New Paltz student!
 

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We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:10 AM on Fri, 5 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Today! Join the 100 Days to Commencement celebration
  • This weekend: Department of Theatre Arts explores the 1980s crack epidemic
  • Women's Basketball's Jamie Seward named SUNYAC Coach of the Decade
  • Faculty & Staff: Apply by Feb. 17 to join the next Manager’s Toolkit cohort
  • New album from music faculty makes Bandcamp’s best-of list for January 2021
  • BenCen Blog: Buckle Up, Poughkeepsie
  • Aerial photos paint the full picture of this week's snowstorm cleanup
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Questions about the Library? Ask Lloyd!
 

Coronavirus updates

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

SUNY's weekly COVID-19 testing requirement goes into effect on Feb. 8
Students only need to be tested once between Jan. 15 - Feb. 5
Return-to-campus testing continues this week for those who have not yet been tested
Our full-time weekly testing schedule begins on Feb. 8

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

 

News of the day

Today! Join the 100 Days to Commencement celebration
Future New Paltz alumni can network with the Office of Alumni Relations and enter a raffle for NP swag

This weekend: Department of Theatre Arts explores the 1980s crack epidemic
Spring season opens with a virtual reading of Anya Pearson's "The Killing Fields"
RSVP on a pay-what-you-can scale to get the link to the live stream for Feb. 6 or 7

Women's Basketball's Jamie Seward named SUNYAC Coach of the Decade
Three players - Lindsay Bettke '19 (Geology), Rachel Simon '19 (Biology) and Kit Small '17 (Computer Science) - named to All-Decade Team

Faculty & Staff: Apply by Feb. 17 to join the next Manager’s Toolkit cohort
A program designed to help new and experienced managers cultivate adaptive management capacity, build a community of support, and provide tools and techniques that align with management best practices

New album from music faculty makes Bandcamp’s best-of list for January 2021
Tune in for an online listening party with Susie Ibarra's "Talking Gong," Feb. 6, at 5 p.m.

BenCen Blog: Buckle Up, Poughkeepsie
A study of pandemic-related population growth in the Hudson Valley, opportunities for revitalization, and interventions available to reduce the harms of gentrification

 
 
Mason Kennedy on Instagram
Aerial photographs taken this week give a sense of what it takes to clean up campus after a major storm. As President Christian said in his thank-you message, Facilities Management staff worked tirelessly, some even sleeping on campus, to clear roads and walkways for safe traversal, as they do every time we encounter severe weather.
Photo courtesy of Mason Kennedy '23 (Undeclared). See more @masonkennedy55.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Faculty: Have questions about "regular & substantive interaction"?
A workshop on establishing presence and active engagement in the online/hybrid classroom, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.

(845) 257-CV19: A new hotline for info about COVID-19 protocols
While most answers can be found on our New Paltz Forward and Health Center websites, the College is launching this new resource for those who cannot find what they’re looking for and prefer to speak with someone about their situation

Start your global journey: Study Abroad Fair, Feb. 24
While in-person programs are on hold for spring and summer, many virtual options remain for students looking for international experience and cultural exchange

CircleIn is now live! Download the peer-to-peer study app today
Students can quickly set up group chats and video meetings, share notes, and ask and answer questions in each of their courses

New York's COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
Statistics on vaccinations distributed and administered, updated daily

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

 

The latest from media

600 doses of coronavirus vaccine divided among six drugstores in Ulster County
These doses will be used to innoculate people age 65 and older; 1,300 more doses received this week are being used to vaccinate state-designated frontline and essential workers
Daily Freeman, 2/4/21

 

From Our Community

 
Sojourner Truth Library on Instagram
Nobody knows the Library like Lloyd! This spring, they'll be sharing that knowledge with you every week on Instagram Stories. Follow @sunynplibrary and send questions about curb-side pick up, ebooks, research help and whatever else is on your mind.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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

 

 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 4 February

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

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Governor Cuomo announces 35 community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online this week
  • Provost Lyman’s February 2021 Report to the Faculty
  • DIFFvelopment: A workshop on generational wealth for students of African descent, today at 6 p.m.
  • CircleIn is now live! Download the peer-to-peer study app today
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University opening additional COVID-19 testing laboratory by March 1
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Playing in the snow
 

Coronavirus updates