ISSUE DATE: October 10, 2000
A contribution by Mario Varuzza (International Education)
The fall Study Abroad Fair, held in the Lecture Center on September 26, was a great success. More than 500 students explored the possibility of studying abroad. Through discussion with program directors, staff from other SUNY schools and international students, they learned about the overseas programs offered through the SUNY system. For the first time, the Educational Opportunity Program was represented at the Study Abroad Fair to encourage EOP students to take advantage of this opportunity. The Center for International Programs would like to thank the faculty and staff of New Paltz for realizing the importance of global exchange and encouraging students to attend the fair. We hope that each year the fair will continue to be successful in promoting international education.
In a theatre near you
Tony Kirby (Angelo Miliano) and Alice Sycamore (Nia Curran McGovern) return home after an evening at the ballet in You Can't Take It With You, the 1930s comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart being performed by theatre arts students in McKenna Theatre through October 15. Simone Federman is the show's director. For tickets or more information, please call the box office at x3880. Photo by David Cavallaro.
... An event has been added to Unity in Diversity Festival activities, which are being co-sponsored by SUNY New Paltz and the village and town of New Paltz. The event, an open community discussion of Larry Watson's Montana 1948 and issues involving social justice, will be held 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 12. Attendance/participation is free. The Unity in Diversity Day Festival will take place the following Sunday in Hasbrouck Park.
... The SUNY New Paltz web site was 100 percent accessible to people with disabilities as of the September 30 deadline. Links to some non-compliant sites were removed. Managers of those sites should contact the web coordinator at x3274 for assistance in bringing those sites up to standard.
... Guidelines for requesting surplus items have been established by the Office of Property Control. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and please direct any additional questions to Jane Wood at x3269.
... Legislation barring the display of a student's social security number passed the State Legislature, and takes effect July 1. According to SUNY Central, SSNs cannot be in a posting or public listing of grades, on class rosters or other lists provided to teachers, on student ID cards, or in directories or similar listings. Jonathan Lewit, assistant vice president of technology and information systems, said that New Paltz has begun implementing the required changes by switching over to the use of the 16-digit ID number on the SUNYCARD. The first eight digits of the ID are the campus code, and the next eight identify the person who owns it. When used, this ID will be preceded by the letter X so that it is clear that it isn't an SSN. Anyone who does not have a SUNY ID should get one now. Some forms do require a faculty SSN; these will likely be changed as time allows.
Awards, Honors, and Recognition
Anne Moss, SUNY New Paltz Foundation treasurer, received an Emmy Award last month for her work as the host of a segment on the WPSX-TV/Penn State Sports Network's "Center Court With Rene Portland." The six-show series is a behind- the-scenes look at Penn State women's basketball. The honor was announced September 18 during the 2000 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards Show in Philadelphia.
A book by Sheila Schwartz (Professor Emerita/Secondary Education), The Little Terrorist, is being published this month by Xlibris, the Internet company of Random House. The novel — set in Balmville, Newburgh and at Stewart Airport — is about the effects of terrorism around the world. The "terrorist" is an injured child who may be part of a terrorist family. Schwarz is the author of 15 books, and has been editing novels for the Writers Digest Criticism Service. She has just completed a six- month job as senior project editor at McGraw-Hill.
An essay by H.R. Stoneback (English), "Freedom and Motion, Place and Placelessness: On the Road in Hemingway's America," is included in Hemingway and the Natural World, a collection of critical essays edited by R. Fleming and published by the University of Idaho Press. Additionally, Stoneback was a featured speaker at the International Faith and Literary Art Conference held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, last winter. Following a featured address by author John Grisham, Stoneback presented " ‘Drink Your Beer, Billy Graham': Hemingway's Religious Pilgrimages from Oak Park to Africa." While in Texas, he also gave a poetry reading at an international event titled Art & Soul Writer's Conference.
An exhibition of the jewelry work of Jamie Bennett (Art and Class of '74) was held at YU Gallery of Mizuno College in Tokyo, Japan, last summer. The Mizuno College Museum purchased two of his works for their permanent collection. Bennett also conducted a one-week seminar on traditional strategies in jewelry design at Mizuno College.
During the spring semester, Eugene Heath (Philosophy) was a European Enlightenment Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Scotland There he also presented a talk, "The Eighteenth-Century Scots on the Unintended Emergence of Morals and Customs." Additionally, Heath presented a paper, "Adam Smith on Benevolence and Commerce: A New View from an Old Guide," to the world congress of the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics, gathered in July in São Paulo, Brazil.
Students in the news
A five-person production crew from MTV spent September 12 and 15 on campus shooting an episode of "Mission Makeover," a new program which premiered last month. Senior and business administration major George Greis and other New Paltz students and faculty will appear in the episode which will air on MTV at 3 p.m. this Thursday. Greis was selected to receive a makeover, one-night stay in New York City, and starring role in the episode through a contest he entered locally.
Photo (right): Student George Greis' daily activities at SUNY New Paltz are filmed by MTV production assistant Deanna Wollenburg for a "Mission Makeover" episode to air Thursday, October 12. Other crew members pictured are, from L to R: Gillian Walsh, producer of the episode, and Donna Maringelli, production manager.
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