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ISSUE DATE: July 8, 2002


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Farewell to Bardes House
The Bardes House, former home of The New Paltz Rescue Squad, will be demolished this week. The spot will be covered with top soil and grass will be planted. The wood-frame white house and adjacent garage had outlived their usefulness, according to the SUNY Construction Fund. Three other campus structures were demolished recently. They included an old barn and a small green storage shed near the athletic fields, and a one-story brick gatehouse near Route 208. The cost to take down all the structures was about $15,000.

New students visit campus through July
Each week in July one hundred and eighty-five incoming first-year students and more than 100 parents and family members will be visiting campus for orientation. Student Orientation and Course Registration (SOAR) programs welcome EOP students and early arrivals from Monday through Wednesday between 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Students will stay in DuBois Hall, parents, siblings and other guests in Scudder Hall. Please welcome these new faces as they make their way around campus, and if you have any questions, please direct inquiries to the Center for Student Development at x3088.

New Paltz celebrates 175 years in 2003
Calendar year 2003 will mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of SUNY New Paltz. This important milestone offers campus and the broader community an opportunity to celebrate the college's accomplishments and showcase its current and future programs. A steering committee has been formed to coordinate a master list of ideas for the celebration year. Your input is welcome and needed. Contact steering committee co-chairs, Mary Kastner at or x3971, or Susan Kraat at or x3705.

School name change
The Organization Committee unanimously has approved the proposal to change the name of the School of Physical Sciences and Engineering to the School of Science and Engineering. This change better reflects the composition of the school and became effective July 1.

Seeing blue and orange?
The fountain in the campus pond has a new addition -- it has been outfitted with orange and blue lights, effectively illuminating the water with the college colors! If you happen to be on campus after dark, stop by to see the new addition.


Building Blocks



. . . We are pleased to announce that Michele Bowman (English as a Second Language) successfully defended and deposited her dissertation at Ohio State University last month. Her dissertation, Student Inclusion in English as a Second Language Teacher Education Program Evaluation, focused on the inclusion of future ESL teachers in program evaluation. Bowman is the Academic Coordinator for the English as a Second Language Program.

. . . The Center for Instructional Resources (CIR) has changed its name. They are now known as Instructional Media Services (IMS). IMS provides instructional media and technology support to faculty for classroom instruction.

. . . Eric Gullickson (Journalism, '00) will be filling in as the editor in the Public Affairs Office while Nancy Zellner Fenichel is on leave. Gullickson has worked as a reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal and as managing editor for the Blue Stone Press in Stone Ridge. Please direct all News Pulse questions to Eric Gullickson at x3187 until further notice.

. . . The 8th annual SUNY New Paltz Golf Tournament will be held Friday, July 19, at the Rondout Golf Club. The tournament will be in scramble format (captain and crew) -- bring your own team or you will be put on a team. Call x3327 or 3317 to register. Registration deadline is July 12. Cost is $60 per person and includes greens fee, cart, bevereges, barbecue and prizes. Tournament day sign-in will begin at 8 a.m. and tee off is at 8:30 a.m.



"On Campus @ SUNY New Paltz," a 30-minute television show that airs weekly on Time Warner Cable's channel 6, will feature the 2002 Summer Repertory Theatre in its next episode on Thursday, July 11. Interim President Steven Poskanzer will host the show. His guests include Emeritus Professor Frank Kraat (Theatre Arts), Adjunct Professor Steve Kitsakos, the theatre department's musical director, and 2002 SUNY New Paltz graduate Chandra Russell of Lodi, NY. The guests will discuss the origin of New Paltz's Summer Repertory Theatre, now in its 28th season, and talk about how the program has evolved over the years. The summer program, which opened June 20 and continues through Aug. 3, is a community endeavor. Performers include professional actors, performers from the regional theatre community and students in the Department of Theatre Arts. The television show begins at 9 p.m.



Distinguished Professor Laurence Hauptman, a faculty member of the SUNY New Paltz History Department for 31 years, recently published his 13th book on Native Americans, Chief Daniel Bread and United Nation of Indians of Wisconsin. Hauptman wrote the book with L. Gordon McLester III of Oneida, Wis., an Oneida historian and tribal member, and the founder of the Oneida Historical Society. It was published by the University of Oklahoma Press.


Awards, Honors, Appointments, and Recognition

Christopher Wright (Communication and Media, '01), first-year admissions adviser in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, was selected as the SUNY Admissions "Rookie of the Year" at the 32nd Annual State University of New York College Admissions Professionals (SUNYCAP) conference, held in Rochester June 12-14. The SUNYCAP "Rookie of the Year" Award goes to the first-year SUNY admissions professional who has shown the greatest professional growth in the admissions profession as well as having had a significant impact on the admissions operation on his/her campus.

Congratulations to the following list of faculty members who were recommended to the Chancellor by Interim President Steven Poskanzer to receive tenure, effective September 2003.


News Pulse is published for the faculty and staff of SUNY New Paltz by the Office of Public Affairs, Division of Advancement. It is printed in house on recycled paper and is also available online. To submit information to the newsletter, please complete the online submission form. If you are requesting inclusion in a particular issue, your submission must be received by noon on Tuesday of the prior week. Editor Nancy Zellner Fenichel is currently on leave. Until further notice, contact Eric Gullickson at x3187 with any additional questions.