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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

Kelli Parmley, who has led the Office of Institutional Research for the past five-and-a-half years, will be leaving in mid- February to assume the position of Director of Budgets and Institutional Analysis at the University of Northern Colorado. Outside of Institutional Research, she has taught in the Department of Communication and Media on campus. A farewell party is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in the 9th floor Conference Room of HAB. Mary Beth Collier, executive assistant to the provost, will chair a search committee to find Parmley’s replacement.

Kristin Charles (Writer/Editor) and Lyudmila Christie (Web Production Assistant) have joined the staff in the Office of Public Affairs. Charles comes to New Paltz from the Public Relations Office at Columbia-Greene Community College where she served as the public relations associate. Prior to that, she was a journalist in the Hudson Valley region. Christie comes to New Paltz from the Mohonk Mountain House, where she was responsible for managing the food and beverage staff. She integrated multimedia into the staff training program while she furthered her education in Web development part-time. She has held various positions in Web development and graphic design.

Other Interesting Endeavors


The Institute for International Business held a welcome reception at Miraldi's house in Stone Ridge.

The Institute for International Business (IIB)welcomed nine students from Mexico, Germany and France for the spring 2006 semester last week. The students’ first few days on campus included many educational and social events, as well as trips to the surrounding malls and movie theaters. Over the weekend, Dr. Rob Miraldi, (Communication/Media) and head of the public relations portion of the IIB program, hosted a welcome reception at his home in Stone Ridge where the students, the program’s coordinators and faculty had a chance to meet and mingle before classes began.

Students in the News

Nellie Afshar, Lianna Cortes, Malleline Ferreras, Elizabeth Forbes, Ke’ona Jackson, Rebecca LaForest, Prabhu Rangasamy, Abhay Singh, Meredith Sorensen and Dantong Zhu received the Jim Fredericks Student Employee Scholarship for the Spring 2006 semester. The scholarships, each totaling $575, are awarded to current, full-time students employed by the Wood Company, the College Bookstore and Campus Auxiliary Services.


Eve Waltermaurer (Sociology) published an article, titled “Rational for Computerized Intimate Partner Screen,” with colleagues from the University at Albany and Johns Hopkins University in the December 2005 issue of Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice.

Presentations & Exhibitions

Eve Waltermaurer (Sociology) presented her paper, titled “The Impact of Residential Change on Intimate Partner Violence Risk” at the American Public Health Association’s national conference in December 2005.

The Honors Program Spring 2006 Faculty Lecture Series presents the following lectures: Ben Endres (Educational Studies), Feb. 2. His talk is titled “Is Liberal Education Conservative?”; Don Roper (History, Emeritus), Feb. 6. His talk is titled “Who Are Those Guys? The Justices of the Supreme Court.”; Yoav Kaddar (Theatre Arts), Feb. 8. His talk is titled “Creating the Magic: The Art of Physical Composition for the Stage”; Lewis Brownstein (Political Science and International Relations), Feb. 13. His talk is titled “Fighting Terrorism: The Israeli Experience.” All lectures begin at 5 p.m. in the Honors Center (College Hall, Room CH-H111). For more information, please call x3933.

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, and on every Wednesday in February at 7 p.m., the Shawangunk Ridge Lecture Series will offer a lecture titled “Protecting Biodiversity in a Changing Landscape.” The series will be held in the Lecture Center, Room 100. Full listings available at

JANUARY 30, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 2

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