Fall 2012 Freshman Convocation
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
Athletic & Wellness Center
BBQ for Students, Faculty and Staff follows ceremony.
2012 Featured Speaker: Professor Tom Meyer
What Would it Take for You to Learn - Here
Tom Meyer, professor in the Secondary Education Department and director of the Hudson Valley Writing Project, was the recipient of 2012 Chancellor's Award for Faculty Service. This was partly due to his contributions in building an award-winning education network in the Hudson Valley and linking that network to a national network that honors the importance of writing and thinking at all ages and in all disciplinary subjects. Meyer has written articles and made several presentations with teachers at local and national conferences, many of which are related to questions of learning. He is a contributing editor to the journal "Schools: Studies in Education."
"I look forward to celebrating a new academic year and welcoming our newest students to SUNY New Paltz," Meyer said. "In my Convocation lecture, I hope that by sharing a few anecdotes and thought experiments about learning, students will feel a sense of confidence about making their own learning happen here.
Star Spangled Banner performed by Samantha Fusco '13, Music Department.
Non Traditional Alma Mater performed by Absolut A Cappella student singing group.
SUNY New Paltz Faculty and Staff, please sign up to march or attend at my.newpaltz.edu no later than Friday, Aug. 17.
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