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ISSUE DATE: March 5, 2001


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Students' Hawk$$ taking root off campus
Campus Auxiliary Services is proud to announce the first off-campus vendor for Hawk$$. You can now use your Hawk$$ at P & G's Restaurant on Main Street. Hawk$$ can be used in most campus vending machines and at the Campus Bookstore. CAS is interested in expanding Hawk$$ to other off-campus merchants as a way to better assist students with managing their money. Contact Teresa Gordon at x 3033 with any suggestions to expand the program to other area merchants.

Coalition building workshop
The National Coalition Building Institute will hold a workshop designed to help eliminate prejudice and intergroup conflict on March 22. The NCBI diversity leadership model embraces the idea that every group counts by emphasizing key principles of inclusion, listening, conflict resolution and dialogue. The workshop is free and open to all classified staff. Call x 3954 to enroll.



The Faculty/Staff Development Awards Committee announced the recipients of its awards recently. The committee reviewed 47 applications and selected 17 individuals for awards. The selections were based on career advancement, not only for the benefit of faculty and staff, but also for the benefit of the campus community. The following 17 faculty/staff members will be receiving awards:

Denise Bauer (Women's Studies)$180National Women's Studies Association Conference
Olga Bush (Art History)$100Research Project in Spain
Patrick Saxe (Career Advising)$32010th Global National Career Development Conference
Lucy Walker (Computer Services)$50Introduction to XML Training
Antje Ascheid (Communication & Media)$55Society for Cinema Studies Conference
Smita Mathur (Educational Studies)$325Society for Cross-Cultural Research
Arnaldo Mejias & Chris Whitaker (EOP)$17518th Annual Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology & Education
Rosemarie Callihan (Financial Aid)$200SUNY Financial Aid Professionals Conference
Rachel Reuben (Public Affairs)$175Dynamic HTML Workshop
Alison Nash (Psychology)$110American Psychological Society Convention
Pam Atkins (Psych. Counseling Ctr)$225Northeast Counseling Center Directors Conference
John Agnelli (Residence Life)$50020th Annual Conference on the First Year Experience
Pat Clarke (Women's Studies)$95Women & Society Conference - Registration
Michael Cangelosi (Student Development)$125Alternative and Complimentary Healthcare
Linda Benbow (Sociology)$100National Council for Black Studies - 25th Annual
Kate Ingram (Theatre Arts)$90Voice & Speech Workshop

The committee that reviewed the applications included: Kris Backhaus (Business), Tony Bonilla (EOP), Elisa Davila (Foreign Languages), Diane Donohue (Financial Aid) and Dott Stockli (Human Resources). The awards were possible thanks to the generous donations from faculty and staff to the SUNY New Paltz Foundation's Family Fund Program.'s not to late to send in your pledge to the Family Fund; your gift, whatever the amount, will directly benefit students, faculty and staff. For further information, e-mail or call Barbara Klassen at x3239.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) awarded a $12,193 grant to Chui chun Lee (Library) for her project entitled, "Coordinated Collection Development Aid." This project will enhance and facilitate materials acquisition for regional resource sharing.


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