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SUNY-YÖK goes on the record

Congressman Maurice Hinchey '68, '70g visited the college on Jan. 24 to present a plaque of Congressional Record to the staff and faculty involved with the dual-diploma program between the State University of New York and the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK). Earlier this month, Hinchey formerly recognized the educational partnership during a session of Congress. On hand to accept the distinction at New Paltz were (l-r, front row): Provost David Lavallee; Kathleen Bauman Geher, SUNY-YÖK campus coordinator; Kavita Pandit, senior vice provost, SUNY System Administration; College President Steven Poskanzer; Congressman Hinchey; Bruce Sillner, dean of the Center for International Programs; (l-r, back row) Linda Veraska, Program Officer for Turkey, SUNY System Administration and Beth Vargas, associate dean of the Center for International Programs.

Fire lane installed near Bouton Hall

The one-hour parking lot in the eastside loop near Bouton Hall has been converted to a fire lane, as per a New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control directive. The conversion allows for the access of fire apparatus in the event of an emergency. The handicapped parking spaces and the residential director parking space will remain unaffected. For more information, contact Scott Schulte, assistant director of fire safety, at x2387.

Mentorship fostered at faculty lunch

The Mentoring Committee will host a luncheon on Feb. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the College Terrace. The luncheon will bring seasoned faculty members together with newer faculty looking to meet colleagues and/or find an appropriate mentor. For more information, contact Mentoring Committee members Laura Dull (Secondary Education) at x2849, Ann Lovett (Photography) at x2786, Anne Roschelle (Sociology) at x3502 or Pat Sullivan (Communication and Media) at x3546.