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New Paltz to host 'A Day of Books'

The University Writing Board will sponsor a symposium titled “Creating Books: The Artist’s Perspective,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 27, in Lecture Center 108. The guest speakers include: Francois Deschamps, photographer and book artist; Alison Knowles, visual artist and poet; Clifton Meador (Graphic Design), photographer and book artist; and David Platzker, executive director of the bookstore, Printed Matter. In conjunction with the symposium, there will be two workshops: “Bringing Image & Language Together,” conducted by Alice Wexler (Art Education) in the Smiley Arts Building, room 208, from 10 a.m.- noon; and “Channeling Content,” conducted by Anne Galperin (Graphic Design) in the Dorsky Museum from 3-4 p.m. An exhibit of the artist’s books will be on display in the Dorsky Museum from April 27 to May 1.

A ‘fantastic’ weekend-long conference

New Paltz will bring together academics, creative writers, editors and critics in a weekend-long conference titled “The Fantastic Genres” from April 30-May 2. The conference will look at science fiction, fantasy, horror and children’s literature, and how this genre plays an ever-increasing role in the life of our culture.

The conference will feature more than 60 participants from universities ranging from London to North Dakota, including a number of professors and students from New Paltz. The conference is timed to coincide with this year’s English Department Graduate Symposium, whose theme, “Alien Genres,” it complements.

This conference is free and open to the public, and is sponsored in part by a grant from Conversations in the Disciplines, as well as by the Dean of the Graduate School, the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center and the SUNY New Paltz English Department.

For a complete schedule of events, visit

Faculty & Professional Staff meeting

The Faculty & Professional Staff will meet at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 7, in Lecture Center 102. Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in the lobby adjoining the meeting room. For more information, visit the Faculty Governance Web at, call x2891, or e-mail

Disibility Resource Center moves home

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) has returned to its newly remodeled office on the second floor of the Student Union Building, room 205. The staff welcomes anyone to stop by and visit. If you have any questions, please contact x3020.

Educational Opportunity Program inducts 41 students into Honor Society

photo from the EOP honor society induction ceremony

The following students were inducted: Amy Adley, Niulin Beltre, Melinda Brooks, Mei Jiao Chen, Joyce Coleman, Bibina Cordova, Susan Cox, Indira Delgado, Tamarisk Duporte, Ramon Espada, Mary Ezenwa, Fikriyyah George, Ana Gonzalez, Jaquelyn Gonzalez, Tiara Johnson, Taryn Kaiser, Catherine Kreibich, Rocio Luna, Chi Hung Yung, Krystal Maontalvo, Ogochukwu Onochie, Amelia Pena, Devon Powell, Kavindra Ramnarine, Christopher Rodriguez, Elaine Rodriguez, Naomi Saddlemire, Ivy Shen, Xiao Feng Tan, Khanh Tang, Jesenia Tejada, Ellen Thompson, Peter Toussaint, Yahaira Urena, La’Ema Vanterpool, Shakira Whitley, Alice Wong and Judy Wong.

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) inducted 41 EOP students into the Beta Omicron chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society last Friday, making it the largest chapter within the national organization.

Founded at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1989, Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through opportunity programs. Its goals are to promote continued high academic standards, to foster increased communication among its members and to honor academic excellence.

After two years of research, the New Paltz chapter of Beta Omicron was chartered on May 9, 2003 with a record-breaking induction of 72 members. This was the largest chartering induction within the honor society. There are more than 100 chapters and colonies within this organization across the United States. Some additional services of the chapter include: the Major Mentor Program, EOP admissions tours and group visits, Academic Success Mentors and a social to welcome new inductees. Congratulation to all of the honorable members!

Academic Senate meeting: April 30

The Academic Senate will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 30, in Lecture Center 102. The schedule of meetings for the Spring 2004 semester appears on the Faculty Governance Web page at For more information, call x2891 or e-mail

APRIL 26, 2004
Volume 2, Issue 8

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