News Pulse

ISSUE DATE: September 30, 2002

 

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photo from Dean's Awards
Photo by Eric Gullickson
Interim President Steven Poskanzer (far left) and Dean of the School of Education Robert Michael (far right) with the seven recipients of the Dean's Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the College Terrace last Thursday.

Online MBA chat session a success
The School of Business and the Web Management office successfully held the first ever MBA online information session last Wednesday, Sept. 25. They had 22 visitors from four countries, including Pakistan, China, Korea and the United States. The online chat was developed to reach more prospective international students because a large portion of the population enrolled in the MBA program is international. It also is useful to local prospective students who cannot attend traditional information sessions during business hours. The next MBA online information session is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 8-10 a.m. For more information, Contact Web Coordinator Rachel Reuben at x 3274, or e-mail reubenr@newpaltz.edu.

Cellular improvements
You may have noticed workers installing an antenna on the roof of Haggerty Administration Building in recent weeks. Cellular One installed the antenna, which should improve cell phone reception in the New Paltz area once it is activated. The college will receive a monthly rental fee from Cellular One.

SUNY central holds videoconference
The Office of Sponsored Programs and the Research Foundation of SUNY will be hosting a videoconference Oct. 9 on the protection of human subjects in research, presented by the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, director of the education division of OHRP, will lead a town hall meeting focused specifically on social and behavioral research involving human subjects. A panel of federal government experts will be available for an interactive question and answer session. The videoconference will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in Lecture Center 2. All faculty, staff and students who conduct human participant research are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend this videoconference. For reservations contact Lori Schmidt at x3282, or at schmidtl@lan.newpaltz.edu by Oct. 4. Space is limited to 20 individuals.

 


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. . . The SUNY New Paltz Honors Program has begun its fall semester Speaker Series. The series is designed to promote a forum where faculty members can talk about their research with other faculty members, students and area residents. Lectures are held in the Honors Center in College Hall. For more information about the series' schedule of events call x3933.

. . . On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the SUNY New Paltz Sociology Graduate Program and the SUNY Albany MSW Program are hosting the MA/MSW Annual Informational Seminar. If you are considering a master's degree in sociology or social work come meet with representatives to learn more about the program's contents, employment opportunities, and how to apply to the program(s). The seminar will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Jacobson Faculty Tower 10th floor conference room. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call x3505, or e-mail jensenm@newpaltz.edu.

. . . A correction to the Sept. 23 issue of News Pulse: April 2003 will mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of SUNY New Paltz -- not the calendar year.

 


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Presentations/Exhibitions

Lynne Crockett (English) presented a paper, "Vivisection: Crucial or Cruel? Literature and the Creation of Anxiety," at the 2002 Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Conference held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Aug. 16-17.

Kristin Rauch, (Fine and Performing Arts) and Margaret Johnson (Art Education), presented a paper at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Education in Art (InSEA) in August 2002. Their paper, "When Researchers Choose," explored the outcomes of differing research strategies applied to a cross-cultural selection of children's art and writing. The paper will be published in the Proceedings of the 2002 InSEA Research Conference.

Rimer Cardillo (Fine and Performing Arts) has been invited to exhibit his works at the 2nd International Art Biennial of Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Paraíso," an installation which deals with the concept of the north and south habitats of the Americas, will have three large interactive elements built entirely in paper. The opening will take place on Nov. 7 at the Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires. A symposium on contemporary artwork for international collectors, critics and curators from around the globe will be a parallel event to this exhibition.

 


Publications

Roderick David Woods' (Engineering) short story, Resuscitating Solitude, appeared in the 29th edition of "The Oyez Review," a publication of Roosevelt University of Chicago. His book review, The Demise of the Meandering American Highway: A Review of Larry McMurtry's Roads, appeared in the 115th issue of "The Tucumcari Literary Review" of Los Angeles. Roderick graduated from SUNY New Paltz in May 2000 (English). He was employed for 2 years as a Research Analyst with Harrington, Righter, and Parsons, Inc., in Manhattan, prior to joining AMP/C-STEP as a Program Assistant in August 2002.

 


Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

The Alumni Association has announced the 2002 alumnus/a Awards and Recognition Program recipients. Vincent Cozzolino (Physics and Electrical Engineering '83) has been named the Alumnus of the Year. This award is presented to a graduate of SUNY New Paltz in recognition of significant professional achievement. Cozzolino is vice president of both the Hardware Development and eServer Development Transformation at IBM in Poughkeepsie. Rachel Reuben (Communication and Media '98) has been honored with the Recent Graduate Achievement Award. The award is presented to a graduate of SUNY New Paltz who has graduated within the last ten years and has exhibited professional accomplishments that exceed normal expectations in a chosen occupation. Reuben has been New Paltz' Web Coordinator for almost five years. Steve Klein (Business '73) has received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award, presented to a graduate of SUNY New Paltz in recognition of meritorious and outstanding service to the New Paltz Alumni Association and/or SUNY New Paltz. Klein has worked as a financial planner for the Alumni Association for the past three years. Dr. Margaret Wade Lewis (Black Studies) received the Distinguished Teacher Award, presented to a faculty member at SUNY New Paltz for innovative teaching, singular accomplishments, or contributions which exceed normal expectations in a chosen discipline. Lewis has been an asset to the Alumni Association with her efforts in the 1st World Chapter, an active member that promotes the Alumni Association and the efforts of the college. The honorees will receive their awards at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the College Terrace.

Dr. Rose Rudnitski (Educational Administration) has been appointed as the American Federation of Teachers representative to the National Clearinghouse Advisory Committee for the Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse (ERIC) on Teaching and Teacher Education. The Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse is a federally sponsored database of research in education.

 


Alumni in the news

Stephen Herx, (Music '92) has recently given lectures at Georgetown University and at the Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing, on opera diva Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935). He has been invited to write about her for the Polish Music Studies department at University of California-Santa Barbara, and for the Polish American Historical Society journal. In June of 2003 he will deliver a lecture on Sembrich at the Bel Canto Institute in New Paltz.

 


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. Contact Eric Gullickson at x3187 with any questions.