Spring 2013 Events
||"History, the Historical Novel, and the Influence of Ideology: The Case of Communist Writer Howard Fast," talk and book signing by Gerald Sorin, Emeritus Professor and Director of Modern Jewish Studies, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz. Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. located in the Honors Center.|
||"Running the Gamut and the Gauntlet: Mixed Messages in World War I Girls' Servies Fiction," Dr. Susan Lewis, Department of History SUNY New Paltz, Dr. Emily Hamilton-Honey, Department of English/Humanities, SUNY Canton. Thursday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., located in the Honors Center.|
||"Digitize This: How Tech-Savvy Students Will Reshape The Humanities," presentation by Professor Michael Vargas, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz. Thursday, March 7, 5 p.m., located in the Honors Center.|
||"The Body-Grotesque from Early Art to Digital Media." This event is a Student-Scholar-Teacher Collaboration. The presenters are Professor E. Jerry Persaud, Department of Communication and Media, SUNY New Paltz, and Sarah Ribowsky, French/Digital Media Production Major Student. This presentation will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, located in The Honors Center.|
Fall 2012 Events
Below are election-related events that are being co-sponsored by The Honors Program, Political Science and International Relations, International Programs, Dean of Arts & Sciences, CAS, Political Science and International Relations Club:
- "College Students and the Election: Disengagement or Re-direction", Professor Scott McLean, Department of Political Science, Quinnipiac University, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Sept. 19, workshop for students, located in The Honors Center
- "Generational Shifts and the Electoral Landscape 2012", Professor Scott McLean, Department of Political Science, Quinnipiac University, 8 p.m. Sept. 19, located in LC108
- Presidential Debate Watch, 9 p.m. Oct. 3, located in Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
- Presidential Debate Watch, 9 p.m. Oct. 16, located in Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
- "Political Campaign Communication in the 2012 Elections", Professor Mary Stuckey, Department of Political Science and Communication, Georgia State University, 4 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 23, workshop for students, located in The Honors Center
- "Communicating Politics: The 2012 Campaign", Professor Mary Stuckey, Department of Political Science and Communication, Georgia State University, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 8 p.m., located in Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
- "National Security Challenges and the Law: From Torture to Targeted Killings to Military Commissions", Professor Karen Greenberg, Director, Center on National Security, Fordham Law School, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, located in Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
- Hydrofracturing Panel, Thursday, March 1 from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
- Presentation by a Holocaust Survivor, Tuesday, March 6 from 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
"A Holocaust Survivor's Testimony"
"Step in. Be a hero. When people don't do anything, when they don't step in, something like the Holocaust can happen." Anita Schorr, a Holocaust survivor, shared this message when she spoke at SUNY New Paltz on March 6, 2012. Schorr was barely a teenager when she was permanently separated from her family and taken to the concentration camp in Auschwitz for manual labor; she survived three concentration campus overall before she was physically-freed from the hands of the Nazis at 15. She showed pictures of her childhood and emphasized her connection with students. "I wasn't somebody different. . . I was a kid. I didn't know much about politics; I was just like you when you were younger. . . And my family and I were taken out of life."
Schorr, 81, regularly speaks to numerous audiences, in churches, synagogues and schools. In fact, she spoke to over 7,000 students just last year.
Honors student Sarah Hershey arranged for Schorr to come to campus. Hershey heard Schorr speak on two other occasions and was determined to bring her to campus. "I greatly admire Anita and how she was able to grow into an extremely wise, kind person even after living through the Holocaust, Hershey said."
Anita Schoor - A Holocaust Survivor's Testimony
There will be more events added to this list as the semester progresses.
All photos and videos are the work of Miriam Ward.