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ISSUE DATE: March 15, 1999


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We are the champions
In Elting Gym on March 7, SUNY New Paltz captured the 1999 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Men's Upstate NY Basketball Championship, setting a school record for wins in a season (18-11) and gaining New Paltz's first-ever conference title in basketball. The Hawks conquered the SUNY Alfred Saxons (96-81) with the ferocity predicted by mascot enthusiast Heinz Meng ("What does a goshawk eat out in the wild? Anything it puts its mind to!") All-Tournament selection Keith Kenney (Senior/Business) scored 41 points; tournament Most Valuable Player Woody Edwards (Senior/Elementary Education and Psychology) achieved 18 points, nine assists and five rebounds; and Ben Wood (Senior/Marketing) captured 15 rebounds. Joining Kenney on the All- Tournament team is sophomore and business management major Mac Cavanaugh, who earned 19 points.

Climbing to Success
The Third Annual Business Day Conference of the collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will take place on Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in locations throughout the Student Union Building. Featured keynote speakers are Paul C. D'Ascoli of Dell Computers, John Dawson of Excite Inc., and Matthew Serbin Pittinsky of Blackboard, Inc., a new company which develops course software for universities nationwide and enables instructors to add an online component to their classes. The conference, "Climbing to Success," will also have workshops on business and dining etiquette, international business, interviewing skills, telecommunications, advertising, direct marketing, job searching on the Internet, business law, and sales management. For specific workshop times and presenters, see a detailed description of all Business Day events at To register to attend speeches or workshops, please contact Ted Clark (Business Administration), AMA co-advisor (with Rachel Reuben, Public Affairs). Call x2927 by Wednesday, March 17.

Practice makes perfect
Accounting student volunteers are answering tax questions, preparing Form 1040EZ, 1040A or non-complicated 1040 forms for other students, individuals with low income, and families, Monday - Friday until April 15. The simplified returns may include income from wages, interest and dividends, unemployment compensation, and Social Security benefits; but not business income, farm income, gains or losses from selling investments, or income from partnerships, estates, trusts or rental property. Participating students are part of a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the Business Administration Department, in cooperation with the IRS. Patrons should bring tax packages, W-2 forms, interest statements and such to the first floor hallway of the annex to van den Berg Learning Center. Hours vary, so please contact Arthur Baum (Business Administration) at x2942 or x2930 prior to seeking assistance.


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...The deadline for most student scholarship applications is March 19. Copies of the catalog are available in administrative offices and online at Faculty, please remember to inform your students that the Shannon Lowney Lee Ann Nichols Scholarship is open to ALL students, as this information is unclear in the catalog.


Awards, Honors, and Recognition

SUNY New Paltz won a 1999 Annual Admissions Advertising Award through a nationwide competition sponsored by the national newspaper Admissions Marketing Report. The winning 1998 admissions "search piece," mailed to prospective students to arouse their interest in New Paltz, is titled "Do We Have Your Major?" New Paltz earned a merit award in a category for schools with 5,000- 9,999 students. Copy for the search piece was developed by Admissions staff, with layout and design by the Publications Office.

Richard Barnhart (University Police) held a luncheon for the Mid-Hudson Campus Security Directors at the College Terrace Restaurant on February 5. R. Bruce McBride, vice chancellor for Student Affairs/University Police Operations at System Administration in Albany, led a discussion on the luncheon topic, compliance with Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act. Security directors from all two-year, four-year, public and private colleges in the mid-Hudson area, University Police of New Paltz and SUNY Purchase, and invited guest Dean of Students Linda Harleston (Student Affaris) were in attendance as New Paltz hosted for the first time the quarterly meeting of this organization.



Rimer Cardillo and Ana Tiscornia (both Art) are the organizers and curators of "Una Mirada desde el Sur (A Gaze from the South)," a traveling exhibition of Uraguayan art which includes the work of Marco Maggi (Art). The exhibition, sponsored by the Consulate General of Uraguay in New York and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uraguay, is accompanied by a catalogue. The exhibition can be viewed through March 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the 21st floor of the Uraguayan Cultural Center on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. Subsequently, it will travel to Chicago and Washington. For more information, please call (212) 753-8191.

Marco Maggi (Art), a solo exhibition at Watts Gallery in Soho November - January, which was reviewed and recommended by The Village Voice. His work is also included in "Una Mirada desde el Sur" (see Cardillo and Tiscornia above.) Maggi earned a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from SUNY New Paltz in 1998 and is currently a technichian in printmaking here on campus.

Ted Clark (Business Administration) was a guest lecturer at the University of New York/Prague in the Czech Republic, where he presented three papers to 60 students and the University's faculty, managing director and academic dean. His presentations were as follows: "Niche Strategies for Small Businesses," "Marketing Research: The Observation Approach," and "Advertising and the Creation of Image." Clark's one-week visit also included the delivery of a power point presentation on the SUNY New Paltz Business Department to prospective students, their parents and the Lion's Club of Prague.

Harry Stoneback (English) recently presented several conference papers. He delivered "The Recognition of Loss: A Meditation on Teaching Robert Penn Warren..." at the Robert Penn Warren Circle conference at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennessee; "Reflections on the Deus Loci and Literature in the Hudson Valley" at the Adriance Centennial Lecture Series of the Adriance Memorial Library in Poughkeepsie; and "Roy Campbell, Lawrence Durrell, Ernest Hemingway, Henri de Motherlant and the Bullfights: Cocarde and Corrida" at the national conference of the Sport Literature Association (SLA) held at the University of Montevallo, Alabama. Stoneback will serve as program chair at the 1999 conference of the SLA at Westfield State University in Westfield Massachusetts in June.


Alumni in the news

Yeon-Kyu Kim (MFA/Painting, 1998) exhibited paintings at the Watermark/Cargo Gallery in Kingston.

Ellen Coleman (BFA/Printmaking, 1981) participated in a national juried printmaking exhibition, "Printwork '98," held at Barrett House Galleries in Poughkeepsie.

Geoffrey Detrani (MFA/Painting, 1996) exhibited paintings at Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson.


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