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Daily Digest - SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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


  • New appointments in two crucial campus leadership roles
  • A list of useful distance learning tools and strategies for students
  • New online spreadsheet tracks buildings closed for cleaning in real-time
  • A message to faculty from the Office of Academic Advising
  • Trainings and professional development opportunities
  • The latest from governmnent and media
  • FAQ of the day: Is the campus food pantry still open?

News from around campus

College appoints new vice president for enrollment management
Jeffrey D. Gant, director of undergraduate admissions at Montclair State University, will join the New Paltz campus community effective Jan. 1, 2021

College appoints new assistant vice president for student affairs
Congratulations to Michael Patterson, current director of student activities and union services, who will assume new role on Jan. 1, 2021

Office of Emergency Management publishes real-time list of buildings closed for cleaning
New resource designed to help community stay informed about campus closures

Ensure seamless payroll distribution – verify your address or go paperless
As state payroll shifts to mailing paychecks, now's a great time to consider switching to digital pay stubs

How the Office of Academic Advising supports faculty advisors
As course registration approaches, academic advisors welcome faculty to get in touch with questions about remote advising

Resources for remote teaching and learning

Tools to help students with the transition to remote learning
Student-focused resources and a few helpful tips for adapting to new course structures


Professional development and training opportunities

Grade Center QuickStart, April 3
Blackboard fundamentals to help faculty keep gradebooks up-to-date

TerminalFour beginner trainings, April 7 & 8
Sign up to learn basic tools for managing your office or department webpage

Upcoming Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings:

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

The latest from government and media

'Be mindful': Cayuga County's second COVID-19 case shares her story
New Paltz student opens up about lessons learned from experience with illness

Governor Cuomo's daily press briefing (4/1/20)
Regeneron is creating 500,000 test kits for state at no charge


Frequently Asked Question of the Day

Is the Campus Food Pantry still open?
Yes, but the Food Pantry is no longer accepting walk-in visitors as part of the College’s practice of social distancing.
The Food Pantry has created a Google Form for accepting emergency requests from students living off campus.
Requests should be submitted Sunday – Wednesday to allow staff to gather items in a reasonable time frame. Students will receive email confirmation when their requests have been received and are ready for pickup. The confirmation email will include additional instructions for pickup.
The Food Pantry staff is available to answer questions at nppantry@gmail.com. You can also follow on Instagram (@nppantry) and Facebook (@SUNY New Paltz Food Pantry).
Have more questions? We're updating our Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions webpage daily.

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new challenges posed by the response to coronavirus.
We're inviting submissions and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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