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Clowning, contortion and mime, oh my
College Auxiliary Services, in collaboration with Unison Arts & Learning Center, sponsored a two-week circus day camp called the Van Lodostov Family Circus. Fifty kids, ages eight to 80, juggled and tumbled, unicycled and stilt-walked around SUNY New Paltz from July 20-August 1. A faculty of professional circus instructors led by Ted Lawrence, former coach of Ringling Bros. Clown College, guided participants through physical, noncompetitive individual and team activities designed to bolster self-esteem and generate merriment. The campers put on a circus of their own at Lenape Elementary School on August 1, performing seemingly impossible feats, showing off their newly acquired deftness to a crowd of parents, friends and community members.

Hawk released
A hawk symbol, hawk emblem and hawk logotype have been approved by the Cabinet. The Institutional Image Group is grateful for the support it received from the entire campus, and particularly Heinz Meng (Biology), in this first step in the development of an athletics identity program. Meng, who painted our first hawk symbol on the side of a College bus in 1952, created this drawing of a goshawk in flight from live hawks, photographs and specimens such as dried wings. Typically, the emblem will be reproduced on items such as clothing and uniforms; the logotype will appear on printed materials of the Athletics Department; and the symbol (pictured), Hawk Symbolwhich has been incorporated into both, can also fly solo, subliminally influencing sports fans when screened back behind type on hard copy. Anyone planning to use an athletics symbol should contact Jim Zalacca (Athletics) at x3910 or Mary Kastner (Publications) at x3245. The Institutional Image Group is considering a formal presentation to the Athletics Department in the fall.

Prepare for liftoff
The College's new web site, aesthetically pleasing, easy to use and highly informative, has reached the final stage of development as its official launch date approaches. Though links to specific pages within the web site will change at that time, the addresses and content of faculty, staff, and departmental pages will not be altered. However, graphics for those pages have been developed, and your cooperation in applying them to your site will enable the College to maintain consistency throughout its entire web site. Information on how to change graphics can be found at

All web-related questions and concerns should be directed to Rachel Reuben (Public Affairs) at


Awards, Honors, and Recognition

The Department of Business Administration has been admitted to American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Candidacy based upon the submission and approval of its accreditation plan which includes five years of continuous improvement activities to increase the quality of the Business Programs at SUNY New Paltz. Congratulations to Hadi Salavitabar and the faculty and staff of the business programs whose substantial input to the plan and dedication to the College have effected this success.

Mary Kahl (Communication & Media) has been selected to attend C-SPAN's Summer 1998 Seminar for Professors to be held August 6 and 7 at the cable network's Washington D.C. office, located two blocks from the capitol. This 24th conference of C-SPAN will focus on creative ways to use network programming in college classrooms and in research. Kahl was selected through a competitive application process available to members of C-SPAN in the Classroom, a free national membership service for educators.

Ronald Knapp (Geography) has been awarded a Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies from The Korea Society. He will join a group of museum educators, textbook writers and educational administrators who will visit the cities of Seoul, Kwanju, Kyongju, Sokkuram, Andong and Suwon, enjoying lectures and tours of Korea's institutions, temples and folk villages of historical and contemporary significance. This excursion, which will take place September 22-October 4, has been designed to familiarize American educators with Korea.

CORRECTION: Robert Michael, official dean of the School of Education since July 17, is a full professor. We regret the error.


Publications: Papers, Articles, and Essays

Joel Neuman (Business Administration) and R.A. Baron (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), "Workplace Aggression--The Iceberg Beneath the Tip of Workplace Violence: Evidence on its Forms, Frequency, and Targets," published in the Winter 1998 edition of Public Administration Quarterly. Also, the two will be presenting "Perceived injustice as a cause of--and justification for--workplace aggression and violence" at a symposium titled "Advances in organizational justice theories: The motivation to engage in dysfunctional behavior" at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management to be held August 8-13 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Sally Schultz (Business Administration) and Roxanne Johnson, "Income Tax Allocation: The Continuing Controversy in Historical Perspective," to be published in The Accounting Historians Journal, December 1998.



Wilma Feliciano (Foreign Languages) presented a conference paper, "Dos comedias del circo ludico en Puerto Rico," at the XIII Congress of the Asociacion Internacional de Hispanistas, in Madrid, Spain in July.


Alumni in the news

Stefanie (Bechtel) Parker (BA/ Biology, 1986) recipient of a full SUNY scholarship, began her studies at SUNY New Paltz in 1982. She is currently project coordinator of Nurses' Health Studies at Channing Laboratory in Boston and was featured in their June newsletter for excellence in her field. Parker collaborates with study investigators to develop research aids, oversees the submission of scientific grants, and manages the financial accounts of grants received for the laboratory's continued research of the impact of lifestyle factors on women's health.


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