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ISSUE DATE: October 1, 2001


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Academic computing
The Academic Computing Office did a tremendous job renovating and upgrading several generic public access computing facilities during the summer. In the residence halls, this included a total of 25 brand new computers in Deyo, Dubois, Crispell, LeFevre and Bevier halls. For classroom spaces, they bought, configured and installed a total of 69 computers in Coykendall Science Building. Additionally, academic computing staff set up the computing facilities for the new School of Business Building. SBB now has two new computing classrooms, and the student lounge and every classroom in the building contains a new, instructor-only, computer station connected to a projection system provided by the Center for Instructional Resources. According to Dariann Zielinski, (Academic Computing), "The new computers, with better and more reliable communication networks, will aid the programmatic and pedagogical goals of the School of Business, enabling the school to fully utilize Internet resources and to introduce aspects of a virtual corporation in the not-to-distant future."

Multicultural conference
The Seventh Annual Multicultual Conference, "Rethinking Schools: Building Multicultural Learning Communities in an Age of New Standards," will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 in the Multipurpose Room from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Featured speeches include "Rethinking Schools: Learning to Educate for Justice," by Linda Christensen and Kathy Swope, and "Including Student Voices to Create Multicultural Learning Environoments," by Nell Geiser. Workshop topics will include equity, antiracism and social justice in the classroom; discovering and valuing diversity; youth who work for social justice; children's books on race and diversity; classroom conflict resolution; and unlearning language stereotypes. Flyers which include a registration form are available at the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center, Old Main Building, Room 212. The registration fee for the public is $25, and for students is $10. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Faculty wives and women
Faculty Wives and Women is a service organization whose members are female faculty and the wives of faculty, and whose main purpose is to raise funds for a scholarship given to a New Paltz high school graduate to attend SUNY New Paltz. The group welcomes new members, and growth would enable it to set new goals. Twice a year, the women and wives gather for a luncheon, and there are several special interest groups that meet throughout the year. The next luncheon will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Apple Green Cafe in Clintondale. The luncheon cost is $13, and reservations are required. Annual dues for the organization are $10. For more info please call Joyce Schiff at 255-7143.



... The SUNY Board of Trustees has approved the request that the new child care center building on the SUNY New Paltz campus be known as the Senator Charles Cook Children's Center!

... Campus Auxiliary Services announces that Hawk$$$, the declining balance account that can be accessed with a student, staff or a faculty member's ID card, now covers purchases not only on campus in the dining areas, bookstore and vending machines, but at six new vendors throughout town: Napoli Pizza, Dedrick's Pharmacy, Toscani's Deli, McGillicuddy's Restaurant, Mary's Country Kitchen and LaBella Pizza. Of course, the card can still be used at P &G's Restaurant. If interested in opening a Hawk$$$ account, visit the ID/Meal Plan Office, Haggerty Administration Building, Room 63.

... Motivational speaker Anne Quinn will again be on campus to share her enlightened approach to stress as we know it. She will be giving a one-day workshop, "Renew Your Human Resources," Wednesday and Thursday at the Terrace from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. It is free and includes breakfast and lunch, but requires advance registration so call Bethanne Grant Delgaudio (x2805) ASAP to check for open spots.

... Another four-week series of swing dance lessons will be held in October on these dates: 3, 10, 17 and 24. Sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. at the dance studio in Elting Gym. The same teacher as last year, Eric Hollman, will be leading the class. The fee will be reasonable. No experience necessary, and no partner needed (though it's a good idea to recruit guys for gender balance). For more info, contact Pastor Paul Walley at x3023.

... Nomination forms for the New Paltz Chapter of UUP's College Review Panel and Committee on Professional Evaluation have been distributed to the mailboxes of UUP members throughout campus. Please consider nominating members of the staff, including yourself, for these two panels, and help make sure that the procedures by which UUP members are evaluated and promoted are fair and just. Return the nomination form to Richard Kelder in Humanities Building, Room 110A by this Thursday.

... Members of the campus community may just be learning of students who have suffered personal loss in the tragic events of Sept. 11. The Student Affairs Office (x3260) and the Student Advising Office (x3015) would like to know these students' names as faculty and staff become aware of them. The offices will then follow up as needed.


Awards, Honors, Appointments, and Recognition

Lourdes Giordani (Anthropology) was elected to the executive board of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, a section of the American Anthropological Association.

Christopher Robins (Foreign Languages) received a post-doctoral research fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to conduct research at Kanazawa University from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15. Robins' research investigates the role of traditional Japanese aesthetics in 20th century canonical Japanese literature and explores links with the develolpment of cultural nationalism in Japan. Kanazawa University is a national university located in Ishikawa Prefecture on the Japan Sea. It has had a long history of eductional exchange and contacts with SUNY New Paltz going back to the earlier 1970s. In 1998, a formal exchange program with SUNY New Paltz was established with Kanazawa and each year both institutions host exchange students through this reciprocal relationship.

SUNY New Paltz has been awarded the September 2001 4-Star Virtual Campus Tour Award! The New Paltz Virtual Tour combines interactive animation, audio clips, still photographs and controllable panoramic images to draw a complete portrait of its picturesque New York campus. SUNY New Paltz' virtual tour, which took one year to develop and was launched in September 2000, has the feel of a real college tour. Each stop is accompanied by a text description, a building or location picture and in some cases, an audio narrative from a student tour guide or a panoramic image from the campus. For more information, see and



An article of literary criticism titled "The Deep Prayer of Rosa M. Cabrera" was recently published in Camaguey, Cuba, by Roberto Mendez. Its focus is the published poetry of Rosa M. Cabrera, professor emerita of Spanish.

An article by Donald Silberger (Mathematics) and colleagues Nereu Burin and John Isbell has been published in the journal Algebra Universalis. It is titled "Each complexity-two word represents every sufficiently long spike." Silberger was assisted by a SUNY Faculty Development Grant. To access this journal online, go to



In August, Sally Schultz (Business) presented a paper, "Doing Business on Huguenot Street and Beyond: The Descendants of Jean Hasbrouck," coauthored with Joan Hollister, at a conference titled "Accounting History: Gateway to Understanding the Future in Atlanta." The conference was sponsored by the Academy of Accounting Historians and Georgia State University.

Narcyz Roztocki (Business) presented a research paper titled "Using the Integrated Activity-Based Costing and Economic Value Added Information System for Project Management" at the 2001 Americas Conference on Information Systems, held in Boston in early August. The paper was published in the conference proceedings. Additionally, Roztocki recently presented a research paper titled "Activity-Based Costing for E-Business" at the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. The topic of the conference was "Technology Management in the Knowledge Era: Life in the e-Word." The paper was published in the conference proceedings.


Students in the news

For his work and dedication to the campus TV station, WNPC-TV, general manager Kleber Delgado has been selected to receive the 2001 Scripps Howard Most Valuable Staffer Award. Only five of these national awards are given each year to outstanding staff members of college broadcast stations. The competition was sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation in cooperation with the College Media Advisers. The award includes a plaque and a $10,000 monetary contributions split equally between the student and the TV station. The award presentation will take place at a special luncheon during the College Media Advisers annual meeting, to be held October 25-28 in New Orleans. Delgado will be provided with round-trip air fare, hotel accommodations and registration for the conference. Delgado was nominated for the award by Greg Gulbrandsen, director of the Campus Media Center.


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