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Ted Clark (Business Administration/Business Institute) and Danielle Semenchuk (Business Administration) were awarded a $12,100 grant by Orange County for a project titled "OC Quality of Life." The objective of the project is to complete a study designed to measure Orange County's economic, environmental and social well-being, to be completed by June 2007. The study team consists of faculty and students from the School of Business.

John Cogswell (Art/Metals) was inducted into the National Metalsmiths Hall of Fame in January 2007.

Tonda Highley, director of the Career Resource Center and adjunct faculty member (Psychology), received her Licensed Mental Health Counselor certification through the New York State Office of the Professions in December 2006.

Jonathan Raskin (Psychology) has been selected by the American Psychological Association's Division of Humanistic Psychology as the 2007 winner of the Carmi Harari Early Career Award. He will receive the award at the 2007 APA convention in San Francisco, Calif., where he will also give an address.


Joan Barker (Art/Communication and Media) is exhibiting photographic work in New Photography at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson through March 4. Barker's work will also be on display in "Beyond Self: Contemporary Explorations in Art and Spirit" at the Muroff Kotler Gallery at Ulster Community College in Stone Ridge from March 9 to April 13.

Hon Ho (Biology) presented lectures on "The Study of Pythiaceous Fungi in China" at Fudan University, Shanghai, in December 2006, and at the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Hainan, China, in January 2007.


Hon Ho (Biology), Chong Hong of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., and Donald Erwin of the University of California-Riverside published a paper, "Phytophthora Inundata Isolated from Diseased Alfalfa Roots in Southern California," in the fall 2006 issue of Mycotaxon.


Hallie Martin '07 (English) wrote a creative non-fiction piece, "Roller Girls," which appears in the current issue of Miranda Magazine.

Four Theatre Arts majors competed for the Barbizon Design Award at the Region II Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival Conference, which took place on the New Paltz campus in January. Each student won honors in the competition with designs from the college's 2006 main stage season: Olga Mill '07 (Design/Technology), Honorable Mention, Costume Design for "The Illusion"; Lauren Klamm '06 (Design/Technology), Honorable Mention, Costume Design for "Fefu and Her Friends"; Michelle Ferrier '07 (Design/Technology), Regional Award for Excellence in Scenic Design for "Fefu and Her Friends"; Carla Linton '07 (Design/Technology), Regional Award for Excellence in Lighting Design for "Fefu and Her Friends." Linton won the Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design and will represent Region II in lighting design at the National Conference at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April.


Robert Pyle (Biology, emeritus) died on Jan. 31 after a long illness. Pyle, who retired from New Paltz in 1973, was 98. In addition to teaching, Pyle served as academic dean at the college from 1959 to 1965. He is survived by two sons, a brother, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date.


February 12, 2007
Volume 5, Issue 3

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