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Spring 2016 Trips

New York City, Sunday, Feb. 28 
Minnewaska State Park, Sunday, April 10


Spring 2016 Events

Information Session for Study Abroad Opportunity in Jamaica. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Honors Center.
2016 Ottaway Recipient, Eyal Press, introduction to the campus community and Q&A with President Christian. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Honors Center.
Reading and Book Signing with Kristopher Jansma. Monday, March 7 at 5 p.m., in the Honors Center.
Reading and Book Signing with Jana Martin. Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m., in the Honors Center.
"Lucid Abnormality" presentation by Professor Pfefferle from the English Department. Tuesday, March 15, at 5 p.m., in the Honors Center.
"Zine Design Techniques: From Typewriters to the Creative Cloud". Tuesday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m., in the Honors Center.

"Manage Your Citations Like a Pro!" Presented by Lydia Willoughby, Madeline Veitch, and Heather Shimonof the Sojourner Truth Library. 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Honors Center.

"Immigration and the U.S. Legal System: The Judge, The Prosecutor and the Advocate."
5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Honors Center.

"Love Me Until The Batteries Die." Derek Hawkins' Honors Thesis Presentation.
5 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Honors Center.

"Exploring the Solar System: Life Here and Other Possibilities." Dylan Rose's Honors Thesis Presentation.
7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the John R. Kirk Planetarium.

"This is Not a Eulogy: How I Survived My Intimate Suicide." Sabrina Sarro's Honors Thesis Presentation.
5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Honors Center.

Honors Program Thesis Presentations

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
1 - 2:15

1 -1:15 Michael Grossman, "NAFTA and the CTPA: A Case Study in the Footwear Industry" (Major: Latin American & Caribbean Studies)
1:15-1:30 Marie D'Apice, "Holistic Healing: Using Energy Awareness After Trauma to Enlighten, Empower, and Engage" (Major: English, Minors: Psychology & Theatre Arts)
2 -2:15 Ann O'Brien, "Optical Micromanipulation in Beams with Polarization Singularities" (Major: Physics, Minors: Art Studio & Mathematics)
Thursday, April 21, 2016
11 -12:45
11 -11:15 Catherine Rubino, "A Kunderian Investigation Into the Past" (Major: English, Minor: Journalism)
11:15-11:30 Eli Reisman, "The Effects of American Textile Demand on Bangladesh Society" (Major: Geology (Environmental Geoscience)
11:30-11:45 Kaylie Pyrch, "TransGeneration" (Major: Graphic Design"
12:30-12:45 Denera Ragoonanan, "The Role of Civil Society in the Liberal Development of Turkey" (Major: International Relations, Minor: Economics)
Friday, April 29, 2016
1 -3:30
1 -1:15 Jesse Pilnik, "Super Senses: Developing a Multiplatform Children's Television Show" (Major: Digital Media Program & Management, Minors: Theatre Arts, Film & Video Studies, Business & Communication)
1:15-1:30 Lauren Gao, "Tagalog Possessives: A Syntactic Analysis of Shoes and Who They Belong To" (Major: Communication Studies (Interpersonal/Intercultural)
1:30-1:45 Matthew Farragher, "Freshwater Ecosystems of the Shawangunk Ridge" (Major: Environmental Geochemical Science)
2 -2:15 Stephanie Black, "The Misunderstood Sister - An Exploration of How Social Media Has Altered the American Perception of Women Across the World" (Majors:  Journalism (Public Relations) & Communication Studies (Interpersonal/Intercultural), Minor: Spanish)
2:15-2:30 Hanna Kasahara, "Developing Gender Equality Through Women, Peace and Security Agenda" (Major: International Relations, Minor: Asian Studies)
2:30-2:45 Mackenzie Cummings, "The Biochemistry of Long Distance Running: Snapshots of Metabolism Throughout a Long Distance Effort" (Major: Biochemistry, Minor: Psychology)
2:45-3 Anthony Albanese, "Testing the Opium: An Analysis of Religion's Effects on Political Militancy" (Major: Sociology, Minor: Religious Studies)
3 -3:15 Kyra Nolte, "Buried Roots in Mexico: A Brief History of Institutionalized Violence, the Movements That Have Grown in Response, and a Discussion of U.S. Censorship" (Major: Anthropology, Minors:  Evolutionary Studies & Spanish)
3:15-3:30 Betsy Wiener, "Why Should the U.N. Write a Convention for the Rights of Elderly and Aging Populations? Effects of Class and Differences in Elderly Populations of Latin America and the Caribbean" (Major: Sociology (Human Services), Minor: Deaf Studies)
Monday, May 2, 2016
3 -5:45
3 -3:15 Morgan Hennessy, "Building a Brand" (Major: Digital Media Production)
3:15-3:30 Julia Ponder, "Subtle Predictions" (Major: Adolescence Education: English, Minor: Creative Writing)
3:30-3:45 Kelly Lindberg, "New Paltz Zine Community: Aboveground and the Underground Converge" (Majors: Digital Media Production and Management & English)
4 -4:15 Sarah Broughton, "Clash of the World: Deaf Culture and Medical Views on Cochlear Implants" (Major: Communication Disorders, Minors: Deaf Studies & International Relations)
4:15-4:30 Abigail Gallagher, "How to Grieve (A Mixed-Genre Memoir)" (Major: English (Creative Writing), Minors: Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies & Psychology)
4:30-4:45 Micaela Kayser, "Queering the Common Core: Finding a Place for Queer YA Fiction in High School English Classrooms" (Major: Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies, Minor:  Sociology)
4:45-5 Rosemarie Mulligan, "Dancing With Your Hands" (Major: Early Childhood Education & Childhood Education B-6 (Biology B-6)
5 -5:15 Casey Morris, "The Land of Sewertopia" (Major: Theatre Arts (Performance), Minor:  Economics)
5:15-5:30 John Carey, "Unequal Under the Law: Income Inequality and Justice in America in the 21st Century" (Major: International Relations, Minor: Geology)
5:30-5:45 Janet Roberts, "The Value of Feeling: An Examination of the Implications of the Decrease in Emphasis on Empathy in Reading Curriculum on Children's Learning" (Major: Early Childhood Education & Childhood Education B-6 (English B-6)

Fall 2015 Trips

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Sunday, August 30
North-South Lake, Sunday, August 30


Fall 2015 Events

Honors Program Welcome.  An introduction into the life of an Honors student. Friday, August 21.
Honors Party for new and returning students. Come make friends and introduce yourself by telling us something about yourself through music, art, an object that hold sentimental value, etc. Thursday, August 27.
Presentation by SUNY New Paltz Alumna, Darienn Powers.  Thursday, September 10.
Digital Pedagogy: Maps, Multimedia, and More.  A panel discussion on Thursday, September 10.
Study Abroad Advising. Tuesday, September 15.
Join Professor Nancy Kassop of the Political Science and International Relations department for a live-stream broadcast of a Georgetown University Law Center program honoring journalist James Risen for his 2014 book, Pay Any Price, Greed, Power, and Endless War.  Thursday, September 17.
"Ari Berman in Conversation." Author Ari Berman will discuss his new book Give Us The Ballot with Professor Joel Lefkowitz.  Friday, September 25.
  "A Green Turkey? Environmental Politics in the Turkish Republic" A talk by Professor Ilgu Ozler and Professor Brian Obach. Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Honors Center.
  A representative from City Year will becoming to speak at New Paltz on Thursday, October 29 at 3 p.m. in the Honors Center.
"Normalizing the Abnormal: Cuba in Transition" presentation by Carlos M.N. Eire. Monday, November 2 at 7 p.m. in the Honors Center.
  Information Session for Study Abroad Opportunity in Jamaica. Monday, November 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Honors Center. 
Poetry Reading & Book Signing with Joshua Mehigan.  Monday, November 9 at 7 p.m. in the Honors Center.












There will be more events added to this list as the semester progresses.