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Campus to observe Sept. 11

In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001, the campus will observe a moment of silence at 8:45 a.m. on Monday. Then, at 8:46 a.m., the van den Berg Hall chimes will sound four single tones signifying the moment when the planes collided with their targets five years ago. Each chime will represent one of the downed airliners. Classrooms, offices and other campus venues are asked to observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of this national disaster. Those who wish to participate in a collective moment of silence, can gather on the main concourse of the Student Union Building. There will be a performance at 8 p.m. in McKenna Theatre of "09:11:01,"a special event featuring a variety of original multidisciplinary performances by artists and speakers from SUNY New Paltz and the community. It is free and open to all.

2006-07 Science & Engineering colloquium series to begin

The School of Science and Engineering will begin its 2006-2007 colloquium series with a lecture, titled "Emerging Energy Changes and Challenges: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium. The speaker, Dr. Glenn A. Eisman, is director of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. He will address the rationale and timing of a change from a fossil fuel-based economy and the status of the hydrogen-and fuel-cell development efforts. He will conclude with a review of the government’s role in facilitating the transition to a carbon-free society. For future lectures scheduled for the series, visit The lectures are free and open to the public and are preceded by a reception at 3:30 p.m. in CSB Lounge 110.

Parking improvements, changes

A number of changes have been made to some parking lots on campus. The West Parking Lot (#37) is now a day use only lot (no parking from 2 to 6 a.m.) for faculty, staff, commuters and visitors. Parking lot #30 is now the Walkill Parking Lot (instead of Campbell Field Parking Lot) and is now an overnight lot for faculty, staff, commuters, residents and visitors. Resident students can purchase a reduced parking permit for the Walkill lot for $20 in the parking office, located in HAB 35. Parking policy and regulations can be found at The parking office can be reached at x3347.

September 11, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 17

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