Alphabetical Entries: BA | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
black, African American Use interchangeably, but with preference to African American. Do not hyphenate African American or other compound nationalities, even when used as an adjective: an honored African American novelist. But always hyphenate compounds with name fragments: Afro-American, Indo-European.
board of directors See ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS' INTERNAL ELEMENTS heading under the names entry.
books and periodicals See the BOOKS AND PERIODICALS heading under the composition titles entry.
bookstore The proper name of the bookstore at SUNY New Paltz is Campus Bookstore.
building names Per AP, capitalize the proper names of buildings, including the word "building" if it is an integral part of the proper name: the Empire State Building, Haggerty Administration Building. Never abbreviate the word "building." On first reference, spell out university names that may be unfamiliar to the particular audience you are addressing. Terms like SUB are perfectly acceptable for campus audiences, but may be unclear to off-campus readers and should be spelled out on first reference in news releases and many publications distributed to external audiences. Abridged names are not appropriate for printed material associated with building dedications, commencements and other formal ceremonial events. See the abbreviations and acronyms and room entries in this style guide. Following is a list of the familiar names of some campus buildings and landmarks, acceptable in all references in news releases and campus periodicals.
Center for International Programs
Coykendall Science Building
Faculty Office Building
Fine Arts II
Haggerty Administration Building
Hasbrouck Dining Hall
Hopfer Admissions and Alumni Center
Humanities Classroom Building
Jacobson Faculty Tower
Old Main Building
Resnick Engineering Hall
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
School of Business Building
Senator Charles Cook Children's Center
Smiley Art Building
Sojourner Truth Library
Student Health Center
Student Health and Counseling Center
Student Union Building
van den Berg Hall
Wooster Science Center
THEATRES AND HALLS
Julien J. Studley Theatre
Nadia and Max Shepard Recital Hall
John R. Kirk Planetarium
SAMUEL DORSKY MUSEUM OF
Special Collections Gallery
OTHER CAMPUS GEOGRAPHY
Old Main Quad
Student Union Plaza