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Breakfast of champions

Breakfast of Champions

More than 300 guests attended the 8th Annual Scholarship Brunch held in the Student Union Building's Multipurpose Room on Sept. 29 during Parents and Family Weekend at the college. The achievements of the more than 150 scholarship recipients in attendance were honored along with the support of the more than 40 scholarship donors in attendance. Scholarship recipients and guest speakers Jesse Cersosimo '10 (English) (back row, third from left) and Russell Dembin '08 (Theatre Arts, Secondary Education - English) (back row, first on right) were joined by family, friends and College President Steven Poskanzer (back row, second from right).

Check out O'Keefe memorial lecture

College President Steven Poskanzer will deliver the inaugural Dennis O'Keefe Memorial Lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at LC 102. The annual event is named in honor of New Paltz alum and long-time library staff member, Dennis O'Keefe, who died in 2006. Poskanzer's lecture will explore how knowledge is constructed, shared, used and valued. The talk, which will be followed by a reception in the library, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Morgan Gwenwald at x3677.

Global warming panels slated

A series of panel discussions on the impact of global warming on the region will take place on campus throughout October. The first session took place on Oct. 7. The politics of global warming is the subject of the second session on Oct. 14. Panelists include Irwin Sperber (Sociology) and Joel Tyner, Dutchess County legislator. On Oct. 21, Matt Bialecki, founder of Matthew Bialecki Associates; Daniel Karpen, an engineer specializing in energy and engineering consulting; and Bibi Sandstrom, chair of the Mid-Hudson Sierra Club; will discuss solutions to global warming. Each event will take place at 3 p.m. in the Lecture Center Room 102. For more information, contact event organizer Andi Weiss Bartczak at (845) 255-4371 or

New Paltz new home to model European Union

New Paltz is the new home of the State University of New York Model European Union program.

Students from New York state and partner universities in Europe annually participate in Model EU activities.

The college will co-host the program's 2008 simulation in Turkey with Izmir University of Economics, simulating the 2008 Slovenian Presidency of the European Council.

New Paltz and other SUNY students can attend the simulation for one academic credit (Jan 1-6) or register for a three-credit study course in Turkey (Jan 1-16) taught by Ilgu Ozler (Political Science).

For more information, contact Kathleen Dowley (Political Science) at x3558.