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Holiday Open House

Watch for invitations to the annual Holiday Open House for faculty and professional staff, and the Awards Luncheon for classified staff (including those on Research Foundation Grants and University Police). The Open House, hosted by Steve and Jane Poskanzer, will be held at their home on Saturday, Dec. 6. Invitations will request your presence from 2-4 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. President Poskanzer will host the 18th Annual Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Sodexho, at noon on Friday, Dec. 12, in the Student Union Building Multi-Purpose Room.

What’s new on the Web?

Innovations and changes are all over the SUNY New Paltz Web site. Rachel Reuben (Web Coordinator) and Lucy Walker (Web Programer) have been busy implementing new sites and updating those that are already up. With assistance from Corinna Caracci (director of Residence Life), Julliet Coxum (assistant director) and Rich Horowitz (associate director), the new Residence Life Web site includes duty rosters, hall programs, work orders and much more. For the Art Department, Ceramics now has a Web site, completing the Art Department goal of having a site for each of its 10 programs. The News Pulse Web site has been redesigned, but as always, has archives dating back to 1998 that can be easily accessed. There are brand new Religious Studies and Institute for International Business Web sites, as well. These are only a few of the exciting innovations popping up on the New Paltz Web site, so be sure to get out there and surf.

Student Development Day

The Management Association is hosting its 2nd Annual Student Development Day Conference from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in the 4th floor of the Student Union Building. Educational workshops, presentations, lectures and skill development activities will be led by leaders in the fields of communication, management and business. The full-day event will allow students of various majors the opportunity to network with business leaders and better equip themselves to enter the business world. To register, contact Shaun Hoff at 227-3603.

Faculty and Staff Meeting

The next Faculty and Professional Staff meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in Lecture Center 102. Refreshments will be served before the meeting. For more information, contact the Faculty Governance office at x2891 or visit the Web site at or e-mail or

Remembering Dan Swartz

Dan Swartz, a former faculty member who helped transform Parker Theatre into what it is today, passed away on June 5. As a tribute to Swartz's memory, a plaque will be dedicated at 6:30 p.m on Nov. 15 at the Parker Theatre. The dedication will be followed by a reception in the lobby of Parker Theatre, prior to the evening's performance of "The Heidi Chronicles," at 8 p.m. To further honor his legacy, a scholarship in his memory will be established for SUNY New Paltz theatre students. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Eileen Bastien at x3957 or

"Among the Gently Mad"

A lively narrative of adventures among kindred spirits by award-winning author Nicholas A. Basbanes will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Lecture Center 102. Well known for writing about books and bibliophiles, Basbanes will hold a book signing, followed by a presentation titled "Among the Gently Mad." In addition to his books, Basbanes has written for numerous newspapers, magazines and journals, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Smithsonian, and has lectured widely on book-related subjects. This talk is organized by the Friends of the Sojourner Truth Library, with generous funding support from the New Paltz Foundation, the Writing Board, the Honors Center, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Sojourner Truth Library. For more information, contact Chui-chun Lee at or x3719. The event is free and open to the public.

Toni Morrison on campus Nov. 18

photo of Toni Morrison

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison will be on campus at 7 p.m. (admission at 6:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Julien J. Studley Theatre.

Morrison will read from her new book, "Love," will answer questions from the audience and conduct a book signing. The event is sponsored by Ariel Booksellers and hosted by SUNY New Paltz. Tickets are on sale at Ariel Booksellers in the Village of New Paltz for $26, which includes a copy of the new book. Admission is free for the first 150 SUNY New Paltz students at the doorof the theatre with valid student identification. These students do not get a copy of the book

Donate extra books to students: If you have an extra copy of "Love," and would like to donate it to a student, there will be a raffle after the reading. Books will be collected at the door prior to the event. For more information on the raffle, or the proceedure for free student admission, contact Public Affairs at x3245. For ticket sales, or general information about the event, call Ariel Booksellers at (845) 255-8041.

NOVEMBER 10, 2003
Volume 1, Issue 3

Feature Stories
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  ·Dr. Maya Angelou
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