News Pulse - State University of New York at New Paltz
Monday, March 3, 2003


New Paltz receives Healthy Campus-Community Demonstration Grant
SUNY New Paltz has received a $12,500 grant from the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The grant, co-authored and co-directed by Ray Schwarz, Robin Cohen and Michelle Cangelosi, will support the development of a coalition between the university and Ulster County's Underage Drinking Prevention Team (UDPT). Working with the UDPT and Community Asset Builders, the grant will enable the coalition to address the problem of underage drinking in secondary schools in Ulster County. The primary focus of the grant will be to correct misperceptions that foster high-risk alcohol use. New Paltz has been successful in decreasing the proportion of students who engage in high-risk drinking by 22% by educating students about how much their peers were actually drinking. School administrators and school teams will be invited to a free 'Media Campaign Institute' hosted on the campus this spring. A social marketing ad campaign similar to the one used at New Paltz, will then be given to all middle and high schools throughout Ulster County. The grant also will enhance prevention efforts on campus, including research, health promotion through media, and continued collaboration with local tavern owners.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate will hold their scheduled meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, in Lecture Center 102. The Academic Affairs Committee will present action items for discussion and passage. For further information contact the Faculty Governance office at x2891 or e-mail; or contact Barbara Hardgrave, presiding officer, at

Business trends
The Annual Business Day Conference takes place in the Student Union Building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 28. The conference, sponsored by the student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the SUNY New Paltz School of Business, provides workshops and presentations for regional college students on a wide variety of business related issues. This year's keynote speaker is Gerald Celente, director and founder of The Trends Research Institute, and a pioneer in forecasting, analyzing and managing trends. The conference features a daylong agenda of speakers and workshops, and is designed for undergraduate and graduate level students interested in business careers. The conference will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is preceded by a one-on-one resumé review at 9 a.m.

Green flag!
The staff of the Facilities Operation Center recently cleared a spot on the campus pond that is now available for ice skating. There are red and green flags posted at the site. If the red flag is displayed, that means ice skating is NOT allowed. If the green flag is displayed, it means ice skating is now available. Enjoy!

Slip out of your old language. . .
The Language Immersion Institute at SUNY New Paltz is pleased to announce its 2003 Spring weekend course schedule. For one weekend (or more), you can join a language instruction program that will suit your needs. Study one of 20 different languages at three different sites. At New Paltz, weekend courses will be offered March 7-9, May 2-4, and June 6-8. There will be one weekend at Mohonk Mountain House: March 28-30. Weekends in NYC include: March 21-23, April 25-27, May 16-18, and June 20-22. The Language Immersion Institute intensive weekend classes are half price for New Paltz staff, faculty and students. For more information, please call x3500, or send an e-mail to: Visit the LII Web site at

photo of ribbon cutting ceremony

Photo by Edie Nugent
(left to right) Arnold Bernardini, the assistant vice president of Planning and Construction, Pam Atkins, director of the counseling center, David Smith, campus architect, and Interim President Steven Poskanzer cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening for the New Psychological Counseling Center last Friday. The original counseling center was located in the van den Berg Learning Center (VLC), but as part of a renovation project it has since moved to the new Student Health and Counseling Center. The two centers will remain separate and independent, however, students will now be able to access both mental and physical health services in close proximity.


. . . Ilgu Ozler - a political scientist, a native of Turkey, and a close observer of Turkish politics - will lead a brown bag discussion on "Turkey, the United States and the Prospect of War With Iraq." This informal exchange, under sponsorship of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, will be held from 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in FT 1010 on Thursday, March 6. If you would like to participate please indicate your interest by e-mail to Ilgu Ozler at Bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided.

. . . There will be a retirement party will be held to celebrate the distinguished teaching career and outstanding artistic achievements of Professor Beverly Brumm (Theatre Arts) on Saturday, March 8, in the Regency Ballroom of the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Dr. Brumm is retiring in May after 27 years of exceptional service to SUNY New Paltz. The celebration is an afternoon luncheon and tickets to the event are $45, which includes a very modest donation to a scholarship Theatre Arts is starting in Brumm's name. For more information about the party, to receive an invitation, or for reservations, please contact Eileen Bastien at x3957, or


Anne R. Roschelle's (Sociology) article entitled "Gender, Work, and Family in Cuba: Challenges of the Special Period," co-authored with Maura Toro-Morn (Illinois State University) and Elisa Facio (University of Colorado, Boulder) was published in the September 2002 issue of "Journal of Developing Societies" (de Sitter Publications).

Muriel M. Monsanto (Student Accounts) published a poem she wrote when she was 12 years old titled "A Soldier" in a book called Pearls of the Past The International Library of Poetry, Watermark Press 2002. She was subsequently invited to Paris, France to read her poem at a symposium of poets from around the world.

Anne R. Roschelle's (Sociology) book chapter (co-authored with Talmadge Wright) entitled "Gentrification and Social Exclusion: Spatial Policing and Homeless Activist Responses in the San Francisco Bay Area,"was published in the book Urban Fortunes: Critical Commentaries on Shaping the City, edited by Malcolm Miles and Tim Hall (Routledge, 2003).

Jaimee Uhlenbrock (Professor Emerita, Art History) has published an article "La coroplastica nella Sicilia orientale e meridionale nell'eta' dei due Dionisi: Problemi di stile e cronologia archeologica" ("Coroplastics in Eastern and Southern Sicily in the Era of the Two Dionisi: Problems of Style and Archaeological Chronology") in La Sicilia Dei Due Dionisi, Atti della settimana di studio (Agrigento 24-28 febbraio 1999), "L'erma" di Bretschneider, Rome 2002.


Andrea M. Noel (Elementary Education) presented a session entitled "Theory and Research in Learning and Child Development as it applies to Museum Education Programs" at the conference of Museum Educators, entitled "Not Just a Field Trip: Planning, Producing, and Funding Museum Education." The conference, which took place at the Huguenot Historical Society in New Paltz on Feb. 21, was attended by 80 museum educators from Long Island to Glens Falls and was co-sponsored by the Huguenot Historical Society, the Hudson Valley Museum Educators and the Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies and Museums.

Reva Wolf (Art History) presented a paper, "Homer Simpson as Outsider Artist," in the panel "Comic Genius" of the 91st Annual College Art Association Conference, held in New York City Feb. 19-22.

Narcyz Roztocki (Business), Sally Schultz (Business) and Joan Hollister (Marist College) presented a research paper entitled "Global Adoption of Activity-Based Costing and Economic Value Added," at the 2003 American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 20-23.


Vincent Cianni ('86 Photography) is exhibiting his work in Photographs from the Southside at the University of the Arts, Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, from Feb. 14 to March 14.

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