Michelle Combs (Student Development) and Robin Cohen-La Valle (Student Development) wrote and received a grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Along with 16 sister SUNY institutions and 24 private colleges, New Paltz received $3,000 to support spring 2007 collegiate alcohol prevention initiatives in on-campus media and in local bars. A total of $123,000 of the governor's office's $2 million budget is being awarded to the "Underage Drinking: Not a Minor Problem" publicity campaign for campus efforts.
Cornelis de Groot (Elementary Education) has been awarded a $83,338 grant from the New York State Education Department for his project, “New York State K-8 Mathematics Mentor Network.” The project provides staff development to experienced, novice and pre-service teachers of kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics. The program helps teachers analyze and address the results of the new math assessments in their classroom practices.
The Department of Theatre Arts’ November production of “Fefu
and Her Friends,” by Maria Irene Fornes, has been recognized
for outstanding artistic achievement in multiple categories by
the American College Theatre Festival. The following
Certificates of Merit have been issued to members of the cast
and production team: Certificate of Merit for Company
Collaboration (Cast and Production Team); Certificate of Merit
for Scenic Design, Michael Heil (Theatre Arts, associate professor)
and Michelle Ferrier ’07 (Theatre Arts); Certificate of
Merit for Costume Design, Lauren Klamm ’07 (Theatre Arts);
Certificate of Merit for Lighting Design, Carla Linton ’07
Alice Andrews (Psychology) has had her novel, “Trine Erotic,” translated into Brazilian Portuguese. The book will be published in August 2007.
Laurence Carr (English/Creative Writing) has a new book of microfiction published by Codhill Press titled, "The Wytheport Tales."
Howard Good (Communication and Media) has a poem, "What's Left," in the anthology “Listening to the Water” and another poem, "A Few of My Favorite Things," in the December 2006 issue of “Lily.
L.H. Roper (History) gave a paper, “The Ambiguous Crucible
Members of the Geography Department faculty presented
papers at the 2006 Annual Conference of the Middle States
Division of the Association of American Geographers at Rutgers
University in New Brunswick, N.J., Oct. 13-14. John Sharp and James Ryo Kiyan ’07 presented "Geographic Variation of
Truth Claims: Reporting on Iraq," which resulted from a collaborative
research project funded by the Summer Undergraduate
Research Experience program. Kiyan also participated in the
regional Geography Bowl at the conference and qualified for
competition in the National Geography Bowl, which will be
December 4 , 2006
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