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Vidal Lopez ’90, ’03g (Residence Life) has been appointed assistant director of facilities for Residence Life. Lopez began working at New Paltz in 1998 as complex director for Shango/College Hall. He was promoted to area coordinator for judicial in 2004. Lopez received his bachelor’s in sociology and his master’s in humanistic and multi-cultural education from New Paltz.

Kirsten Rowe (Institutional Research) has been promoted to senior research analyst in the Office of Institutional Research & Planning, effective August 14. Rowe is a New Paltz graduate and is currently pursuing a master's degree in psychology. She has worked in the Office of Institutional Research since June.

Presentations, Exhibitions

Jack Wade (Theatre Arts) is the lighting designer for the New York premiere of “The Good German” by David Wiltse. The production opened at The Shadowland Theatre on Sept. 8. Following the Shadowland run, the play will move to The Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, where it opens in October. Other summer season lighting designs by Wade have included “Circumference of a Squirrel” and “The Drawer Boy” (Shadowland) and “Proof” and “Tally’s Folly” (New Paltz Summer Rep).

In July, Yoav Kaddar (Theatre Arts) taught and restaged his dance “Kalimando” with a cast of 25 dancers at the 12th Annual Snowy Range Dance Festival at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo. In August, Kaddar was a member of two panels for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators focus group at the American Theatre of Higher Education’s 20th anniversary annual conference in Chicago.

Nancy Saklad (Theatre Arts) attended the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference where she presented on a panel about teaching performance based relaxation skills to the non-major. In August she presented a workshop on fusing Michael Chekhov technique with Fitzmaurice voice work. In July, she was a guest teacher at the Michael Checkov Institute at the University of Southern Maine.

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, Jennifer Waldo (Biology) will give a talk titled "Not Your Father's Checkup: How the Genomics Revolution is Changing Medicine" in the Honors Center in College Hall. All are welcome to attend. Call x3934 for more information.


David Gillikin (Geology) published a paper in Organic Geochemistry titled “Stable carbon isotopic composition of Mytilus edulis shells: relation to metabolism, salinity ä13CDIC and phytoplankton.” He will present the paper at the Geological Society of America meeting in Philadelphia in October. Gillikin also published a paper in Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta earlier this year.

Howard Good (Communication and Media) has a poem, "The Dispossessed," in the Sept. 2006 issue of Lily; two poems, "Nocturne" and "At the Cinema of Existential Angst," in Issue 12 of Right Hand Pointing; and a poem, "Heartland," in the Sept. 2006 of Prairie Poetry.

Alumni in the News

Edward Renehan Jr. '80 (Political Science), author of “Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons,” will give a talk on Manhattan as Jay Gould knew it during the Gilded Age at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the auditorium at the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in New York City.

Paul Weir ’97g ’04cas (Special Education) has been selected to participate in the 2006 Fulbright Principals Seminar in Germany, from Oct. 21 through Nov. 1. Weir is the assistant principal at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville.

Nancy Winternight ’94 (Humanistic/Multicultural Education) received a grant from the Marymount Institute for the Education of Women and Girls to examine classroom gender bias and work with fifth-grade girls to strengthen voice through expressive arts at Stevens Elementary School in Ballston Lake. Winternight is a part-time instructor in the Elementary Education Program and Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program at New Paltz.

Students in the News

Six chemistry majors were accepted for Research Experience for Undergraduates at various schools this summer. The program supports student involvement in research and is highly competitive. The students are: Mathew Buck; Elaina Chan; Daniel Cohen; Sarah Gibbons; Megan Mackey; and Tom Ormond. Two chemistry majors did research at New Paltz this summer in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. The students are: Igor Gembitsky and Joan Kim.

September 11, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 17

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