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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

On June 27, Janice Beaulieu (Theatre Arts) was elected to a two-year term as recording secretary of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Region III by members of the executive board. She has been a CSEA Local 610 member on the New Paltz campus for 18 years and is a former officer of the local chapter.

Eric Roth was named executive director of the Huguenot Historical Society of New Paltz, where he has served as interim director since April. Roth teaches the New Paltz undergraduate course “Hudson Valley Culture.”


Howard Good (Communication and Media) has two poems, "Chantey" and "Experimental Music," in the summer 2006 issue of Slow Trains, available online at His commentary on educational slogans, “Believe and Deceive,” is featured in the July 26 issue of Education Week, which is available online at

Presentations, Exhibitions

Jaimee Uhlenbrock (Art History, Emerita) recently delivered her paper, "Tipi coroplastici di femmine in trono del quinto secolo a. C. nel Santuario di Demetra e Persefone a Cirene, Libia," (Coroplastic types of enthroned females from the 5th century B. C. from the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya), at the XI Convegno di Archeologia Cirenaica in Urbino, Italy.

Students in the News

Mary Jane Nusbaum ’06g (Printmaking) and Deborah Wing- Sproul ’05 (Printmaking) received honorable mention citations from SUNY Chancellor John Ryan as part of the 2006 Best of SUNY Student Art Show, which features 60 pieces selected from the Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semester shows. Nusbaum’s digital print with acrylic ink, “Venus on the Half Shell,” and Wing-Sproul’s carborundum print, “Tonal Reflections,” were two of seven pieces to receive awards. The fourth annual Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition is on display at the New York State Museum in Albany through Aug. 6. To view a complete list of those being exhibited, visit

Alumni in the News

Photo Susan Beaudoin ’80 (Political Science) visited SUNY New Paltz on July 20 for the first time since her commencement. Beaudoin is the acting deputy assistant secretary for Higher Education Programs in the Office of Postsecondary Education for the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of her visit was to educate faculty members on the National Security Language Initiative, a plan to further strengthen national security and prosperity in the 21st century through education, especially in developing foreign language skills among Americans.

Class valedictorian Fitz Drummond ’06 (Finance and Management) threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the July 16 Hudson Valley Renegades game at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill.

JULY 31, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 14

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