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ISSUE DATE: December 17, 2001

 

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Should old acquaintance be forgot, the Sojourner Truth Library's archives has reminders. A SUNY New Paltz yuletide event during the 1950s was the annual Christmas Wassail. Students and faculty gathered at the president's home beforeembarking on an evening of caroling throughout the village. Center, with cigar, is President Emeritus William Haggerty and to his left, his wife, Marjorie. Photo courtesy of the Sojourner Truth Library archives.
Should old acquaintance be forgot, the Sojourner Truth Library's archives has reminders. A SUNY New Paltz yuletide event during the 1950s was the annual Christmas Wassail. Students and faculty gathered at the president's home before embarking on an evening of caroling throughout the village. Center, with cigar, is President Emeritus William Haggerty and to his left, his wife, Marjorie. Photo courtesy of the Sojourner Truth Library archives

... Because of the holiday break, the next issue of News Pulse will be Monday, Jan. 7. Happy holidays from the Public Affairs Office to all the members of our SUNY New Paltz family. Let us find joy and warmth this holiday season and peace in the new year.

... The deadline for receipt of tuition waiver applications for faculty and staff for the spring semester is Friday, Jan. 4. Submit applications to the Human Resources Office, Haggerty Administration Building, Room 203. Members of United University Professions may take one course per semester under the UUP Tuition Assistance Program. Application forms for this program are available in the Office of Records and Registration. Direct questions to Cheryl Sykes (Human Resources) at x3170.

... Everyone's favorite calendars are here! The Print Shop's 2002 calendars are now available on the outer shelves in Haggerty Administration Building, Room 8.

... If you are interested in the "On Campus at SUNY New Paltz" show, but have been unable to catch it on the air, recordings are available in the Center for Instructional Resources library. In the spring semester, "On Campus will be shown each Monday from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

... The past year, the Sojourner Truth Library reviewed a number of its existing policies with an aim for improvement, and new policies will be implemented beginning in 2002. These borrowing policies offer several benefits, such as online renewal of materials for students, faculty and all staff; and a longer borrowing period for faculty and professional staff (six months). In order to ensure availability of library materials for all users, overdue penalties will be imposed for faculty and professional staff beginning April 1. A library brochure providing more information will be forthcoming. Note: Sojourner Truth Library will be closed Jan. 2-4 to reorganize the stacks. Faculty wishing to use the collections during office hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) may call x3714 from the telephone by the main entrance.

... The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Student Computer Access Program is Jan. 25. Guidelines and applications can be found at the Web site of the Central Committee on Educational Technology at www.newpaltz.edu/techcommittee. Anyone interested in serving on the CCET subcommittee, which will be evaluating the SCAP proposals, should contact the general committee chair, Lynn Spangler, at x3684 or spanglel@newpaltz.edu.

 


Publications

Glenn Geher (Psychology) recently published two scholarly articles. He co-authored an article published in September in the journal Intelligence. Titled "Predictive Validity of the Emotional Accuracy Research Scale," it was written with a University of New Hampshire colleague and a Western Oregon University student. Geher also co-authored an article published in Psychological Reports in June titled "Psychological Predictors of Sexual Behaviors Related to AIDS Transmission." This article was written with three students and a colleague from Western Oregon University.

Howard Good (Communication and Media) published an essay on school censorship, "The Book Police," in this month's issue of Teacher Magazine.

Jae Lee (Business Administration) published a paper, "Applying Bayesian Inference for Signal Extraction Model of Time Series," in the August edition of InterStat.

Jonathan Raskin (Psychology) recently published an article titled "On relativism in constructivist psychology" in the Journal of Constructivist Psychology.

 


Presentations/Exhibitions

Drawings and photographs by Robin Arnold (Art Education) are currently on exhibition at "Factory Direct.1" at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, N.Y. The exhibition, which links artists and industry, continues through March 17, 2002. The gallery is located at 265 River Street.

Kristin Backhaus (Business) presented a paper, "Socialization in Start-up Firms: A Discussion of Effects of Context and Individual Differences on Newcomer Adjustment," at the annual meeting of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, held in Windsor Locks, Conn., in September.

Jennifer Nelson (Women's Studies) presented a lecture titled "Black Women, Feminism and Reproductive Rights" in the Honor's Center on Nov. 27. Nelson said, "Black women were central to the formation of a feminist reproductive rights movement in the 1970s. They demanded that mainstream feminists address reproductive problems that were specific to black women's experiences. Sterilization abuse, prenatal care and economic access to abortion moved from the margin to the center of the feminist reproductive rights movement as a result."

On Nov. 10, Mika Roinila (Geography) gave a multimedia presentation on the "Life and Times of the Monessen Louhi Band" at the invitation of the Scandinavian Society of Western Pennsylvania at the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. A borrowed LCD projection system from the Center for Instructional Resources made the trip with him and enabled the multimedia presentation.

 


In Memoriam

Patricia Pole

Patricia Pole, long-time New Paltz resident and member of the SUNY New Paltz family, died Nov. 22 at home. Pole began working at SUNY New Paltz in 1972. She was employed as a secretary for both the Honors Program and Faculty Governance, and she retired in November 2000. Karin Andriolo, former director of the Honors Program said, "Pat and the Honors Program were a perfect match. She was a friend to each and every student, and I could not have had a better companion in running the program. Pat was pure energy every minute she was at the Honors Center; and she was courageous and wise." At the annual Classified Staff Holiday Luncheon in December 1998, Pole was recognized among those whose commitment to the university had reached 25 years (pictured at left being congratulated by former president, Roger Bowen). In August 2000, Pole was honored with the university's "Award for outstanding Student Service." She was born in Brooklyn in 1938, and married Bob Pole, who survives. She is also survived by her sons, Michael and Robert Pole of New Paltz; two brothers, William and Edward Hess of Gardiner; a sister, Margaret Dutka of Schenectady; and two grandsons, Bo and Eddie Pole of New Paltz. Her daughter, Laurie Pole Wallenquest, predeceased her. Burial was held at the Modena cemetery. Contributions may be made in the name of Patricia Pole to the American Cancer Society, 159 Green Street, Kingston; or to the Hospice Foundation, Inc., 334 Broadway, Kingston.

 


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