News Pulse

ISSUE DATE: November 18, 2002

 

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Honoring alumni
The Alumni Association will honor this year's outstanding alumni on Nov. 23 at The Terrace restaurant located on the New Paltz campus. The alumni awards are given each year to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their personal endeavors and reflect the values and mission of SUNY New Paltz. The following awards will be presented to the following alumni: Alumnus of the Year, presented to Vincent Cozzolino in recognition of his professional achievements; Distinguished Alumni Service Award, presented to Steve Klein in recognition of his outstanding service to the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association, Inc.; Distinguished Teacher Award, presented to Dr. Margaret Wade Lewis in recognition of her innovative teaching and outstanding accomplishments; and recent Graduate Achievement Award, presented to Rachel Reuben in recognition of her professional accomplishments within her chosen occupation. The award ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 23, in The Terrace. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact x2932.

Fall sports highlights
The fall sports season has come to an end. The women's tennis team had an outstanding year, finishing the season with a 13-3 record, capping the season off with four individual SUNYAC champions, two doubles team champions and the overall SUNYAC championship title. The New Paltz women's volleyball team was 14-24 overall and 5-5 in the SUNYAC. Team standout Jackie Goldstein was named first team all-SUNYAC and co-most valuable player in the East division of the SUNYAC. Jennifer Hollis made honorable mention. The New Paltz men's soccer team finished the year 5-13-1, with team standouts Mario Lavacca and Tim Van Wyen both named second team all-league by the SUNYAC. The New Paltz women's field fockey program finished the season 3-13. Lisa Wong and Heather Downey both were selected second team all-league. In men's cross-country, Phil Goodwin and Dan Holton both made second team all-league and helped the team finish fourth out of 10 in the conference championships. Women's soccer finished the season with an 8-13 overall record and a 4-6 SUNYAC record. Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches on a great season!

 


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. . . Join the SEFA Committee, along with the members of Work Place with Heart and student volunteers from the residence halls and Greek organizations, for an all-out food drive/fund raising campaign in honor of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley works in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, local human service agencies and the food industry to alleviate the pain of hunger for thousands of our needy neighbors. For every dollar they receive, they can provide $12 - $15 worth of food to the hungry. Tables will be stationed on the first floor of the Student Union Building starting Monday, Nov. 18, until Friday, Nov. 22, between noon and 4 p.m. All food donations will be a gift from the SUNY New Paltz community to our local food pantries. If you have any questions, please call x3157.

. . . There will be a meeting of the Academic Senate on Friday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. in Lecture Center 102. Student use of selected SEI questions will be discussed. Please come and participate. For further information, contact Faculty Governance at x2891 or e-mail marcotta@newpaltz.edu.

photo of Dr. Orr
Photo by Eric Gullickson
Dr. James Orr, senior economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, visited New Paltz last week to speak to students about the economic and fiscal impacts of the World Trade Center attacks.

 


Presentations/Exhibitions

Russell Hilliard (Music) gave several presentations at the American Music Therapy Association National Conference in Atlanta, GA in October. His presentations included: "Music Therapy in Pediatric Palliative Care: Complementing the Interdisciplinary Approach," presented at the Pre-Conference Institute on Pediatric Healthcare and Music Therapy; "Using Orff Techniques in Children's Bereavement," co-presented with Dena Register, MM, MT-BC (Florida State University); "Fund Raising Techniques for Music Therapists: Swing and Scramble 101," co-presented with Darcy Walworth, MM, MT-BC (Tallahassee Memorial Hospital), Andrea Shevey, MM, MT-BC (FSU), Mike Silverman, MM, MT-BC (FSU), and Dena Register, MM, MT-BC (FSU); and "Music Therapy and Quality of Life: Implications from Research," presented at the Research Poster Session.

The Traverso Endowment and the Italian Studies Committee of SUNY New Paltz will sponsor a lecture by professor Teodolinda Barolini at 7 p.m., Nov. 20, in JFT 1010. The lecture is entitled "Notes Toward a Gendered History of Early Italian Literature." Professor Barolini is currently President of the Dante Society of America and is Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian at Columbia University. Barolini is the author of many books and articles, including "Dante's Poets: Textuality and Truth in the Comedy," and "The Undivine Comedy: Detheologizing Dante." The Luigi and Anita Traverso Endowment for Italian Studies seeks to increase enrollment in the Italian Studies program, to expand the program's service to the Hudson Valley community, to offer forums for discussion of the Italian and Italian-American experience and to help establish an Italian Studies major at SUNY New Paltz. The program is open to the public. For more information, contact professor Giorgio Melloni (Italian Studies) at x3504 or mellonig@newpaltz.edu, or visit www.newpaltz.edu/~mellonig/eventi.html.

 


Publications

Wenshan Jia (Communication and Media) has published two entries: "Hu, Jingtao" (the newly elected Chinese leader succeeding Jiang Zemin) and "Cinema, China," in Levinson, David and Karen Christensen, et al., Eds. (2002) Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, a seven-volume project which has just been published by Scribner's Sons, a publisher in New York City.

Lourdes Giordani (Anthropology) guest edited Vol. 3 (nos. 1-2) of "Social Justice: Anthropology, Peace and Human Rights," a referred journal published by the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), which is also partly supported by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She also wrote two articles for the volume, the introduction titled "Why Venezuelan Indians?" and "Llegó la hora del Indio, ¿sí o no?: The Election of Three Indigenous Representatives to Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly."

 


Awards, Honors, Appointments, and Recognition

Karin Andriolo (Anthropology) acted as anthropological observer at a conference on "Ethical Issues in Long-Term and Home-Based Care." The two-day conference, held at the University of Chicago, was sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). The conference brought together philosophers, experts in public health and professionals knowledgeable about developing countries. Discussion was based on a paper by Martha Nussbaum of the University of Chicago's faculty of law and philosophy, and was intended to contribute to a model for the ethics of long-term care for the Member States of the WHO.

The Department of Institutional Research has announced the addition of Felipa Biamonte (staff assistant) and Shuang Liu (assistant director) to its team. Biamonte recently moved to the Wappinger's Falls area, leaving her position as administrative coordinator within the Office of the President/Vice President at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Liu will be joining IR in January as assistant director of institutional research. Prior to coming to the United States from China three years ago, Liu taught English and was the assistant chairperson for the Foreign Language Department at Changchun University of Science and Technology, Jilin, China. She completed her masters in educational administration at St. Rose in December 2001, where she was already working as the coordinator of Institutional Research. You will have an opportunity next Thursday, Nov. 21, to stop by Institutional Research HAB 602 and say hello to Biamonte between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be available.

 


Other Interesting Endeavors

Wilma Feliciano, Associate Professor of Spanish, and Niza Cardona, Director of Student Accounts, jointly conducted a workshop in Spanish titled "Educación Universitaria: ¿Por Qué? ¿Cómo Pagarla?" (University Education: Why? How to Pay for it?) for the Parent Power Conference sponsored by the Newburgh Central School District on Oct. 26.

 


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