NEW CAMPUS TV SHOW TO AIR ON LOCAL CABLE CHANNEL
NEW PALTZ -- A new television show focusing on the State University of New York at New Paltz will begin airing February 10 on NPC-17, the local cable channel operated by the College's Campus Media Center.
The primary format of the program, "On Campus at SUNY New Paltz," will be one-on-one interviews with members of the campus community. Special college activities and guests, as well as issue-oriented segments, also will be featured. The first month's programming will include:
- Highlights of a question and answer session with award- winning actor, Aidan Quinn. The segment is hosted by Professor Kate Ingram, chair of the Theatre Department, with questions from students and the general public.
- An interview session and computer demonstration with David White, New Paltz chemistry professor. Dr. White will talk about his research in relationship to the medical profession as well as his work on a CD-ROM for classroom use. Hosted by Peter Fairweather, director of the Institute for Development, Planning and Land Use Studies, and former host of "Hudson Valley Weekly" on WRNN-TV.
- An interview with Black Studies Department chair, Margaret Wade-Lewis, an expert in linguistics. In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Wade-Lewis will discuss the contributions of Africanisms in the English language and address Ebonics in the classroom. Peter Fairweather will host.
- A special program will focus on the life of local legend Sojourner Truth, a former slave who spoke widely in the 19th century for the emancipation of both women and African- Americans. Amy Kesselman, a faculty member in the Women's Studies Department, will host.
"On Campus at SUNY New Paltz" can be seen on NPC-17 (local cable channel 17) starting Monday, February 10 during the following days and times: Mondays and Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, at noon and 11:00 p.m. It is produced on the New Paltz campus by Professor Lynn Spangler, a faculty member in the Department of Communication and Media, and directed by Tom Hull, director of the Center for Instructional Resources at the College. The program is a presentation of University Media Artists, the production arm of SUNY New Paltz.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.