WARM WINNERS: At President Steven Poskanzer’s State of the
College address to Classified Staff on Oct. 1, (left to right) Betsy LaPolla
(Asian Studies, History and Philosophy), Theresa Monroe (Residence
Life), Gayle Turowski (Anthropology), Barbara Eckert (Computer
Services), Linda Knoth (Student Affairs) and Meredith Vanetten
(Political Science) entered a guess-the-location photo contest and won
sweatshirts from the Campus Bookstore.
Cathy Beard, assistant vice president for Human Resources and Payroll, has announced her plans to retire on Nov. 30. Beard, who has worked at the college for two and a half years, brought to New Paltz the considerable benefit of her vast human resources experience at SUNY Binghamton and SUNY Central. Marda Reid, currently director of Human Resources, will assume the position of assistant vice president on Dec. 1. Since she joined the college 17 years ago, Reid has served as a graduate teaching assistant, a lecturer, assistant to the vice president for administration, executive assistant to the provost and director of human resources.
Tomás Morales '75 (Secondary Education - History) was appointed to serve as the third President of the College of Staten Island, a senior college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system, in late June. Morales worked at New Paltz from 1981 to 1994 and served as director of the Office of Special Admissions and Educational Opportunity Program, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and assistant dean in the School of Education.
Robin Arnold (Art) has two drawings included in the exhibition, "Small Works," at Art Dialogue Gallery in Buffalo, Oct. 12-Nov. 16.
Gregory Bray (Communication and Media) produced a radio news story, which aired on Sept. 18, on WAMC's Mid-Day Magazine. The story focused on the 60-plus year friendship between author Ray Bradbury and filmmaker Ray Harryhausen, and included interviews with both men.
Colin Mills (Geological Sciences) will present his research on the water quality of the Wallkill River at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, which will be held Oct. 27-31 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
Yaser M.A. Khalifa (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Yu-Jen Fan '05g (Electrical Engineering) published an article, "Neural Network Hardware Implementations," in the International Journal of Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice, Vol. 2, No. 1.
Gerald Sorin (History, Jewish Studies) had six articles published in the new Encyclopedia of American Jewish History: "East European Immigration," "The Lower East Side," "Brownsville," "American Jews in the Socialist and Communist Movements," "Abraham Cahan" and "Meyer London."