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ISSUE DATE: November 1, 1999


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Tales of Longo
Hawk Hall of Fame "Sometimes I'd look out there, and I was the coach, and think I was looking at magic on the mat," said his former wrestling coach, Joe Owens (left), when he introduced James Longo (center), '70, at the Hawk Hall of Fame Breakfast held Homecoming Weekend. Longo, an athlete in wrestling, cross country, and track & field while at New Paltz, was among 1999 inductees Kelly Cassano, '86, Arthur Corwin, '68, Scott Hasenbalg, '94, and Louis Petto, '94. Also pictured: Barbara Geider (Student Affairs) and Jim Zalacca (Athletics).

Heads up
Watch for invitations to the annual Holiday Open House for faculty and professional staff, or the Awards Luncheon for classified staff, including University Police and those on Research Foundation grants. The Open House, sponsored by Roger and Barbara Bowen, will be held at their home on Saturday, December 4. Invitations will request your presence from 2 - 4 p.m. or 4 - 6 p.m. President Bowen will host the 14th Annual Awards Luncheon, sponsored by The Wood Company, at noon on Friday, December 17 in the Student Union MultiPurpose Room. For additional information on Holiday Open House or Annual Awards Luncheon, please call Sandy Hess at x3288, or e-mail

Major connections
Major Connections, a project which enables academic departments and student clubs to create programs which foster social interaction between faculty and students, is co- directed by Tonda Highley (Student Advising) and Robin Cohen (Student Development), with financial support through a grant from College Auxiliary Services. Proposals by faculty interested in cosponsoring a Major Connections event are being considered on a first-come, first-served basis while funding is available. Recently distributed brochures include the event proposal form which may be mailed to The Center for Student Development, Student Union 38. To obtain a brochure or ask questions, please call Highley at x3236. This program, developed by Cohen and Ray Schwarz (Student Affairs), was cited in "Outstanding Student Life Programs at the State University of New York," a publication by the University Faculty Senate Student Life Committee. Kate Ingram (Fine & Performing Arts) stated, "I felt that the Major Connections event created an informal and relaxed occasion during which our working alumni could exchange ideas and network with our theatre majors."



...Richard Panman (Psychology) welcomes visits from friends. Please call first 255-8796 or 255-0844. Evenings are best for both calls and visits. Richard said, "As always, Sandy and I are grateful for your cards and phone calls. This has been a great struggle, and we truly appreciate you all for being there with us and our family."

...A free lecture on Monday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Lecture Center 100, sponsored by Students for a Free Tibet, will be given by Palden Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who was imprisoned in China from 1959 to 1992 for advocating for Tibetan independence. He has spent the past seven years championing human rights, testifying before Congress and the United Nations, and speaking worldwide to bear witness to the suffering of his people.

...A 1999 World AIDS Day planning meeting begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 in Haggerty Administration 703. Chaired by Health Promotion Coordinator Michelle Cangelosi, the meeting is open to anyone interested in having input into events of World AIDS Day December 1. Even if unable to attend the meeting, contact Cangelosi at x3616 if interested.

... Friends of the Sojourner Truth Library will hold a used book sale in the Gallery during Library hours November 13 - December 3. All books from private donations. All proceeds benefit the Library. Cost: Hardcovers/$1, paperbacks/50. Donate if you can.

...The Purchasing Department, located in Haggerty Administration 307, is collecting new, unwrapped "Toys for Tots" through mid-December.

...The Spring 2000 Schedule of Classes is now available at

...The New York Daily News editorials for which Alex Storozynski (BA/Political Science, 1983) recently earned a Pulitzer Prize in journalism are available at "Showdown at the Apollo Series" alerted officials to irregularities in the finances of Harlem's Apollo Theater, and urged the government to clean up the administration of the historical landmark. Storozynski visited SUNY New Paltz last week and spoke with journalism students about the realization of his dream of writing for the Daily News. The achievement of a Pulitzer the "icing on the cake," he said.


Awards, Honors, and Recognition

President Roger Bowen has been appointed by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities to chair its Committee on Global Priorities and Responsibilities, which helps member campuses respond to the globalization of society and its implications for AASCU campuses, faculty, students and curricula. He will hold the position until November, 2000.

Wilma Feliciano (Foreign Languages) used a grant from the Committee on Research Awards & Leaves to subsidize the edition of a video about Andean popular theater in Lima, Peru. "El Apu Inca de Sapallanga" aired on Lima television in September, with commentary by Fernando Maestre, a well-known Peruvian psychoanalyst. Additionally, Feliciano presented a conference paper, "Teatro Popular Andino: El Caso del Apu Inca," at the Cuartas Jornadas de Literatura Latinoamericana, held in Cusco, Peru in August.


Business Administration: Michael Guiry, Jae Joon Lee, Christopher Riley and Narcyz Roztocki.
Chemistry: Preeti Dhar and Daniel Freedman.
Communication & Media: Thomas Herling and Amy Loeber.
Educational Administration: Jan Hammond and John Krause.
Educational Studies: Smita Mathur and Robin Smith.
Elementary Education: Sai Jambunathan and Richard Kuralt.
Foreign Languages: Giorgio Melloni and Christopher Robins.
Mathematics & Computer Science: Jin Hwan Park and Hanh Hong Pham.
Political Science: Kathleen Dowley and Jeffrey Miller.
Sociology: Peter Kaufman and Anne Roschelle.
Theatre Arts: Simone Federman, Liming Tang and John Wade.
Other Departments: Hamid Azari (Economics), Jennifer Combs (Psychology), Susan Dixon (Art History), Valdis Dzelzkalns (Biology), Kathy Lewis (Black Studies), Ilka List (Art Education), Srdana Maslakovic (History), Michael Mathias (Philosophy), Tom Meyer (Secondary Education), Fiona Paton (English), Sondra Sherman (Art), Michael Stafford (Sojourner Truth Library) and Myra Staum (Music).

Management Confidential
Provost and Vice President David Lavallee (Academic Affairs).

Classified Staff
Facilities Operations: Kamice Campbell, Jeff Hlopek and Jerome Lendvay.
Other Offices: David Coffey (University Police), Diane Labbate (Administrative Services), Joan Laudicina (Sojourner Truth Library), Donna Pagnanella (Business Administration), Purnima Schachter (Educational Opportunity Program) and Lena Teater (Purchasing).

Professional Staff
Admissions: Kimberly Lavoie and Lisa Rerrie.
Art: Felipe Ariza and Sherry Simms.
International Programs: Robert Jackson, Mario Varuzza and Beth Vargas.
Residence Life: John Agnelli, Young Mi Choi, Kirsten Post Eynav and Maribel Joa.
Other Offices: Jennie Castro (Continuing & Professional Education), Portia Lillo (Student Affairs), Jennifer Motyka (Athletics) and Chad Tyrell (Recreational Sports).


Publications: Poems, Articles, and Essays

Robert Waugh (English) published a poem, "Oklahoma City," in the latest edition of Hunger Magazine. He also served on two panels at the annual convention, NecronomiCon, dedicated to the works of H.P. Lovecraft, held in Providence in August. One was devoted to the story "Pickman's Model," and the other to the present state of the academic study of Lovecraft.


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