ISSUE DATE: February 4, 2002
An important new opportunity has arrived at SUNY New Paltz! The intellectual knowledge of the university's faculty and staff will be able to educate well beyond the campus. The Public Affairs Office is now building an online experts database designed to highlight the scholarly proficiency of the university's faculty and staff, and is looking for experts. Reporters and groups looking for speakers will now be able to quickly identify and contact experts on specific topics. Sharing expertise with media, business groups and the community will build an individual's own scholarly credibility while enhancing the reputation of SUNY New Paltz. To officially register your subject mastery and become part of this informative database, complete the online input form at www.newpaltz.edu/experts/form.cfm. Thanks to Web programmer Lucy Walker (Computer Services) and Web coordinator Rachel Reuben (Public Affairs), the form is user-friendly and will result in a very helpful and easy-to-navigate tool for media and the community. Call the Public Affairs Office at x3245 with any additional questions.
Lead the way
An essential component of first-year student retention is the connection a student makes with his or her orientation leader. Orientation Leader Recruitment Week is about to begin, kicking off the OL application process, and faculty and staff are asked to recommend students to the Office of Student Development. Undergraduates of all majors who will be on campus through May 2003 and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 are encouraged to apply. Full-time positions run from June 4 through Aug. 2, and OLs will receive a $1,600 stipend plus room and board. An additional $300 stipend is earned for mentoring responsibilities throughout the academic year, beginning Aug. 19. Please consider the things a faculty or staff member can do to assist in this process: Encourage interested students to attend one of the general interest meetings to learn more and get an application (Feb. 4 and 5 at 9 p.m. in Jazzman's Cafe and Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Lecture Center 103), or e-mail Michelle Cangelosi at email@example.com to nominate students or even volunteer to interview a few candidates. For further info about the position, click on http://www.newpaltz.edu/studentdevelopment/olexperience_jobdesc.html.
... Minnewaska State Park Preserve's Shawangunk Biodiversity Partnership Winter Lecture Series in ongoing this month at SUNY New Paltz. Upcoming programs: a presentation on rare plants and animals in the Shawangunks by a botanist with the New York Natural Heritage Program on Feb. 13; "Can the Hemlocks be saved? Coping With Hemlock Woolly Adelgid," by Mark S. McClure, chief scientist at the Valley Laboratory of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station on Feb. 20; and a Feb. 27 stereo-slide show by an artist and environmentalist about a girl and her dreams of joining her horse in a night adventure to sacred places that need to be preserved. All lectures are at 7 p.m. in Lecture Center 100. For more info, call 255-2011.
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... United University Professionals are invited to a UUP Chapter Meeting to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, in the Student Union Building, Room 418. A light lunch will be provided. The agenda items include a chapter budget proposal for 2002-2003, a report regarding the New York state budget for SUNY/ lobbying plans, and the UUP Winter Delegate Assembly report. Please RSVP no later than Feb. 6 by sending a note to the UUP Office, van den Berg Learning Center, Room 104.
Ernelle Fife (English) presented a paper, "Gain a Profession, Lose a Vocation: Midwifery in the Eighteenth Century," at the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nov. 1-4. She also presented a paper on "Madeleine L'Engle's Post-Agricultural Metaphors" and participated in a panel on "After September 11: Reflections and Responses" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference held in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 8-11.
Kathleen Kraus (Continuing and Professional Education) attended the 38th Annual Conference of the Continuing Education Association of New York on Nov. 1 and presented a workshop titled "Collaborative Inter-Institutional Agreements -- A Practice-Based Examination of Success Determinants." Steven Doellefeld of the University at Albany was a co-presenter. CEANY is the professional association for continuing education throughout SUNY and CUNY. Kraus also serves as the association's treasurer.
Howard Good's (Communication and Media) poem, "The Detective," appears in the January/February issue of THE ROSE & THORN, a literary e-zine which can be found at http://members.aol.com/Raven763.
Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition
Howard Cohen, professor emeritus of psychology, has been elected president of the academy of Clinical Psychology, the national organization representing all board certified specialists in clinical psychology. The academy strives to maintain the highest standards of professional training and ethics for those engaged in psychological practice as well as serves the public through planning and advising on the delivery of mental health services. Cohen has been a member of the board of directors and an officer prior to assuming this office last month. Learn more about the academy at www.aclinp.org.
On Nov. 14, 2001 Wenshan Jia (Communication and Media) became a member of the editorial board of the English academic journal The American Review of China Studies.
Thomas Mounkhall (History) received his doctorate of arts from St. John's University in New York City on Jan. 20. His dissertation topic is "Global Connections and Critical Thought: A Complementary Approach to the Modern World History Survey."
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