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ISSUE DATE: September 17, 2001


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Facilities Operators personnel hang the American flag on the Haggerty Administration Building Thursday morning. Photo by Nancy Zellner Fenichel
Facilities Operators personnel hang the American flag on the Haggerty Administration Building Thursday morning. Photo by Nancy Zellner Fenichel

New Paltz mourns, unites
The terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in rural Pennsylvania on Sept. 11 rocked the campus. As events unfolded, students, faculty and staff filled Lecture Center 100 to watch the continuous television coverage. That evening, students held a prayer service and candlelight vigil. In the midst of the grieving, the campus community began reaching out a helping hand:

Many thanks
All campus community members are invited to a farewell party for President Roger and Barbara Bowen, who will be leaving New Paltz at the end of the month. It will be at the Unison Arts and Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For those who wish to attend, a donation of $5-$10 is requested. For more info, call Ann Rodman at 255-0137. There will be snacks, drinks, music, and words of appreciation and thanks for two people who have made many contributions to our community. We are all aware of Roger's many successes in leading the university to new heights. Barbara has been active on the Task Force for Change and Diversity, and has worked to improve public education in the New Paltz school district. The Bowens will be going to Milwaukee, where Roger will be president of the Milwaukee Public Museum and Barbara will be working with young people in the inner city. We are thankful for the time they have spent with us and wish them well in their future endeavors. Roger stated, "We thank you all for your many kindnesses, for your friendship and understanding, and for five unforgettable years and more happy experiences than anyone can possibly imagine."

New major gifts director
Sally Cross will join Advancement as the director of major gifts next month. She will be responsible for identifying individuals, corporations and foundations who may have interest in supporting the university. She comes to New Paltz from Portland State University, where she was the development director for the university's College of Engineering and Computer Science. "New Paltz offers outstanding programs and I look forward to my role in expanding the private support base that allows these programs to flourish," said Cross.

Esopus Hall
Esopus Hall

Jessica Sharib,freshman, one of it's first residents on Friday, Sept. 7
Jessica Sharib,freshman, one of its first residents on Friday, Sept. 7


Awards, Honors, Appointments, and Recognition

Ken Ross (Public Affairs), a commander in the U.S. Navy reserves, was recently selected to be the executive officer of a 22-person Navy reserve public affairs unit. The unit operates from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and supports a variety of Navy commands around the world.

Chih-Yang Tsai (Business) presented a talk called "Knowledge Management in E-Business Era" at Tatung University in Taipei, Taiwan, on June 8 and 20.



Hon Ho (Biology) published two papers in the January-March and April-June 2001 issues of Mycotaxon, respectively. The articles were titled "Redescription of Phyththora polygoni" and "Phytophthora oryzo-bladis, a new name for P.fragariae var.oryzo-bladis." The first was written jointly with X.B. Zheng, professor of the Plant Pathology Research Institute at Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.

Sheila Schwartz, professor emerita of English, recently published her 16th book. It is a novel titled The Little Terrorist, a tragic and romantic love story set against the backdrop of contemporary loss, terrorism and redemption. On Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m., Schwartz will be reading from her book and signing at Ariel Bookstore. All are invited. Additionally, Schwartz has been appointed to the 2001-2002 Retirement Legislation Action Group, the purpose of which is to work with the UUP Legislation Committee, focusing particular attention on issues relating to retirees.


Alumni in the news

The paintings of Theresa Dudley (BA/Visual Arts, 2000) were featured as part of an exhibition that opened the International Independent Film and Video Festival held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sept. 7. Dudley works at the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency as a production assistant. Also featured at the same exhibition were the paintings of another New Paltz alumna, Danielle DeRoberts (BA/Visual Arts, 2000).


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