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News Pulse going full color this issue

If you have not already noticed, News Pulse is now being printed in color. This summer Design and Printing Services acquired a new digital color copier that allows the Office of Public Affairs to feature color photographs on all four pages of the faculty/ staff newsletter for an increase of only $37 per issue. We hope that you will enjoy the change and continue to share your story ideas and thoughts with us at

News Pulse seeking public opinion

The offices of Public Affairs and Institutional Research have developed a readers survey to help shape the editorial direction of News Pulse. The survey covers questions about content, distribution and the future of the print publication. All members of the campus community are invited to share their thoughts on the campus's faculty and staff newsletter. To complete the survey, visit Those who cannot access a computer can request a paper copy, by contacting the Office of Institutional Research at x3227.

History department and BOCES gain grant to fund summer history program

The college's History Department and the Instructional Services Department at Ulster County BOCES in New Paltz recently received a $912,393 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to hold summer institutes about American history. The grant was one of 122 grants awarded as part of the Teaching American History program. This marks the second time SUNY BOCES received this grant. Lee Bernstein (History) served as the project director for the 2004-2007 sessions. John Palencsar (History) will be the project director beginning with next summer's institute. The college is responsible for developing the curriculum, hiring professors and planning field trips. Bernstein said 20 to 25 teachers from the region's schools attend the program each week.