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ISSUE DATE: March 12, 2001


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Campus residents face ongoing fire concerns
In a matter of two months, there have been eight fires in campus buildings. Shango Hall has been the main target, along with DuBois, Scudder and one in Hasbrouck Dining Hall. Based on the current information, all are considered intentionally set and categorized as criminal mischief. The University Police, New Paltz Fire Department and the Ulster County Arson Task Force are actively investigating these fires. In the residence halls, there are increased RA rounds, more police patrols and restricted access to lounges, which have been the primary target for these incidents. While there are efforts to deter further incidents, the University Police and Residence Life are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fires. Bottom line, we need to join together - students, faculty and staff - in an effort to maintain a secure and safe environment. Anyone with information can contact Chief Barnhart at 257-3337, or report online by using the "silent witness" section of the University Police web site at

Staying in the mountains for the summer
Keep your eye out in the Hudson Valley for 30 colorful billboards advertising SUNY New Paltz's Summer Session. The billboards, which incorporate Summer Session's design theme of the sun behind the silhouette of Mohonk Mountain, encourage readers to "Catch Up, Get Ahead, Do Summer" at SUNY New Paltz. Summer Session information, including the schedule of classes, special programs, online classes, academic calendar, etc., is available on the web. Registration begins on April 2.

The March 2001 Calendar of Events states incorrect dates for the Faculty/Staff Luncheon. The Social on March 7 is changed to March 14, and the Social on March 21 is changed to March 28. Contact Alice Sheldon for any questions at 257-3295. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Awards, Honors, and Recognition

Mary L. Kahl (Communication and Media) has been elected President of the Eastern Communication Association. The oldest professional communication association in the nation, ECA is the regional organization for speech scholars from Maine to Maryland and as far east as Ohio. As part of her duties, Kahl will plan the 2003 ECA Convention in Washington, D.C. and will assume the presidency of the organization in 2004.



Narcyz Roztocki (Business) published an article "EVA for Small Manufacturing Companies" in Fiducial Link, Volume 1 Issue 4 (November-December 2000), pp. 4-5, 11.



Amy Kesselman (Women's Studies) was an invited keynote speaker on Feb. 9 at a conference titled, "Women's Studies in Ruins? Politics, Theory and Pedagogy" at Northern Colorado State University, Greeley. Her speech was titled, "The Many Faces of Politics: Notes from a Battlefront."

Ernelle Fife (English) presented a paper "Filming Austen's Ironic Narrator" at the annual South Central Society for 18th-century Studies conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas, March 1-4.

Michael Guiry (Business) and Richard J. Lutz (2001) presented "Shopping to Create the Self: Creativity and the Recreational Shopper" at the American Marketing Association Winter Marketing Educators' Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 18.


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