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Political Science student lauded

HallockEmily Hallock '07 (Political Science) has been awarded a four-year fellowship package at UCLA to study political theory.

The fellowship includes an $18,000 stipend plus fees and non-resident tuition during the first year. Each subsequent year, Hallock is guaranteed a paid teaching assistantship in the political science department for a nine-month period.

In addition to UCLA, Hallock had been accepted into doctoral programs at the University of Virginia; Johns Hopkins; and the City University of New York's (CUNY) Graduate Center. Each of these competitive fellowships offered a range of tuition remission and a stipend.

Joint research awards announced

Ten faculty/student pairs received awards for the 2007 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.

The students will work full time on their projects over the summer and present their results in the fall. The pairs are Eudora Chikwendu (Political Science) and Annet Nakamya '08 (Political Science); Preeti Dhar (Chemistry) and Igor Gembitsky '08 (Chemistry); Daniel Freedman (Chemistry) and Liza Valdivia '08 (Chemistry); Aaron Haselton (Biology) and Regina Klein '08 (Biology); Douglas Maynard (Psychology) and Rodica Buzu '07 (Psychology); Ilgu Ozler (Political Science) and James Smith '07 (Political Science); Pamela St. John (Chemistry) and Corinne Szewcy '08 (Chemistry); Melanie Hill (Psychology) and Rana Balesh '08 (Psychology); Jennifer Waldo (Biology) and Nicole Vitillo '07 (Biology); and Shafiul Chowdhury (Geological Sciences) and Kerri DeGroat '08 (Geological Sciences).

Golf tournament sign-up open

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Ninth Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, hosted by the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, on Monday, June 18, at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston.

The $200 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments on the course, beverage carts, event logo gear and gift bag. Each player is eligible for awards, contests and prizes that will be awarded at a banquet dinner at 3 p.m. in the Wiltwyck Golf Club Ballroom. Golfers can register as individuals or in teams of up to four players. Registrations need to be received by June 1.

Proceeds from the event will go toward a scholarship endowment for SUNY New Paltz students.

Registration and breakfast for this year's tournament begin at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start of the four-person scramble format takes place at 9 a.m.

The event will be held rain or shine. Register online, or call x3295.

International interns honored

The Institute for International Business (IIB) program held its spring 2007 commencement in New York City on May 10. The 10 students - hailing from Australia, Mexico and Sweden - in the four-month program, which combines course work at the college with an internship in New York City, received certificates of completion. Maria Corral, Nadja Dontsova, Carolina Doeantes, Cristian Fraga, Susana Gallegos, Vivian Hernandez, Mathew Hilton, Ana Limon, Monica Perez and Begona Sierirohave were joined by their internship supervisors and IIB staff members.

Dennis O'Keefe memorial bench unveiled outside library

May 10, 2007, would have been the 56th birthday of Dennis O'Keefe (top, left), a 1973 graduate and long-time member of the Sojourner Truth Library circulation staff. Members of the campus and local communities gathered on that day to remember O'Keefe, who died on Aug. 28, 2006 and to dedicate his favorite bench (center) outside the library's main entrance with a plaque (bottom, left). Library director Chui-chun Lee (right) said the SUNY New Paltz Foundation helped to raise $1,719 to maintain the bench.

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