News Pulse

ISSUE DATE: February 8, 1999

 

What's New

Construction Update

Etcetera

Appointments, Awards, and Recognition

         

Publications: Books, Papers, Articles, Essays

Presentations/Exhibitions

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What's New?

 

New Paltz joins Army
This season's men's basketball team is the first SUNY New Paltz team ever to compete against U.S. Army at West Point, said David Hines (Athletics). Men's Basketball Coach Joe Kremer became acquainted with Army's assistant coach, Paul Aiello, when Kremer coached at Hamilton College and Aiello at Colgate University, both located in Clinton. When the two noticed their current teams had a common game date open, arrangements were made for the Hawks to play Army at West Point's Christl Arena on January 26. Though West Point prevailed 77-60, the Hawks, an NCAA Division III team, held their own against Division I Army, outshooting them in the second half of the game as well as matching their points (36) for that half. The NCAA permits Division I teams to play two lower division teams per season.

 


Construction Update

Need a lift?
A campus-wide elevator upgrade program, scheduled entirely by the Construction Fund, has begun in Haggerty Administration and the Student Union. According to Arnie Bernardini (Physical Plant), if Delta Elevator Service Corporation employees maintain their current pace, the modernization of the elevators in these buildings will take less than the approximated four months. The success of this first portion of the operation will help determine a completion time for the entire project, which includes renovations throughout the spring to elevators in Smiley Arts, Sojourner Truth Library, Wooster Science, Old Main and the Lecture Center. New elevator controls will be lower than before and mechanical parts such as motor control sets and parts for doors and shaftways will be replaced, said Bernardini. Elevators located in Haggerty Administration and the Student Union will also have new panels, floors and lighting in the cars themselves. This effort will result in a more reliable and modernized elevator system in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Meanwhile, as one elevator in each building is under construction, students and staff occupying Haggerty Administration and the Student Union are the first to begin improving their cardiovascular health. Stair climbers have been enjoying the inspirations of Marda Reid (Administration & Finance), missionary for a Workplace with Heart. Colorful signs on every floor encourage the weary, "Keep on keeping on Don't stop now You have reached great heights and finally, Congratulations!" Disguised as a minor inconvenience, this project will provide not only new elevators, but good health practices and the abiding laws of The Little Engine That Could.

 


Etcetera

...The first Faculty Meeting of the spring semester will take place on Friday, February 12 in Lecture Center 102. Refreshments will be served at 2:30 for the 3 p.m. meeting. For additional information, please call Rose Rudnitski, presiding officer, at x2862.

 


Appointments, Awards, and Recognition

SUNY New Paltz is a "College & University Member" of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science & Technology (NCSSSMST), and was listed as such in the November 1998 NCSSSMST Journal. According to Assistant to the President of NCSSSMST Cheryl Lindeman, this means we are an affiliated member of an 11-year-old, non-profit organization, "the nation's foremost alliance of schools dedicated to transforming mathematics, science, and technology education," whose mission it is "to create synergies among schools engaged in educational innovation by shaping national policy, fostering collaboration, and developing, testing, implementing and disseminating exemplary programs." New Paltz is the only SUNY which is a member. For additional information on the NCSSSMST, visit it on the Web at:ncsssmst.org.

Terry Murray (Educational Studies) was the recipient of a 1998 Curriculum Unit Award of the National Association for Gifted Children, awarded at a recent meeting of that association, held at the University of Connecticut/Storrs. Murray was chosen for the design of his curriculum unit, titled "The Storm King Controversy: An Experience in Community Problem Solving for Intermediate Students," which he had presented as part of Ulster BOCES' talented and gifted program in 1996.

Jonathan Raskin's (Psychology) one-act play titled "Recollections" was one of only three plays out of 19 state adjudicated plays selected to compete at the Theatre Association of New York State festival which was held in Auburn in November. Performed by the Hand-to-Mouth Players, "Recollections" placed second at the competition. Additionally, Raskin's recent professional developments include an appointment as the book review editor for the Journal of Constructivist Psychology.

 


Publications: Books, Papers, Articles, Essays

Sue Books (Educational Studies), a book, Invisible Children in the Society and its Schools, was published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers of Mahwah, New Jersey in January 1998. According to Books, her publication contains "a series of reports about groups of children and young people whose social and educational needs are largely overlooked, such as homeless children, children affected by AIDS, teenage mothers and child victims of domestic violence."

Zelbert Moore (Black Studies) published an article titled "Forging Linkages and International Relations with Africa: Afro-Americans, Afro-Brazilians and Afro-Cubans Since the 1960s," which appeared in the fall 1998 Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association, University of Missouri, Columbia. Moore's article is a revision of an oral presentation he gave at a conference of that association in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in 1996.

 


Presentations/Exhibitions

Barry Henck (English) presented a paper, part of his master's thesis, titled "Tracing Flannery O'Connor's Lines of Spiritual Motion," at "The Christ-Haunted South: A Conference on Southern Literature, Religion, and Social Practice," held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Susan Lehrer (Women's Studies/Sociology) participated on a panel titled "Laws, Work, and Women: Reconsidering Protective Legislation in the Progressive Era and the New Deal," at the annual conference of the Social Science History Association, recently held in Chicago.

 


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