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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 14 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Commencement 2021 begins today!
  • Full coverage with videos, photos, quotes, news and more at our Commencement celebration page
  • Commencement livestream links for family, friends and well-wishers
  • Graduate slideshow: Get to know the Class of 2021
  • Meet the students, administrators, alumni and goverment officials who provided pre-recorded video messages in tribute to our graduates
  • Resources to make sure you're ready for your ceremony
  • Revealing the answer to our Commencement-themed Photo Detail Challenge
  • More end-of-year events and programs, including video ceremonies and photo galleries
  • Looking back to when we first met the Class of 2021 at Convocation 2017
  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • One last goodbye from some four-legged friends
 

News of the day: Commencement is here!

 
Commencement 2021

Commencement is here at last, and we're covering every minute of it!
Our celebration page is your one-stop-shop for photos, videos, info and much more

Get your Commencement Livestream links here
Videos will go live as ceremonies begin; Please share with family and friends!

Graduate slideshow: Get to know the Class of 2021
Hundreds of students uploaded photos and messages for this presentation
Browse them all, or search for your favs

Cheers to our graduates: Video from the Virtual Senior Toast
Relive last night's celebration for the Class of 2021

 
 
Commencement 2021
While there won't be a formal Commencement Address from the stage during our smaller ceremonies this year, many members of the campus community and beyond took time to record video messages congratulating our graduates.
You can view them all at our Commencement celebration page!
 

Commencement Resources

Campus map, with Commencement parking, entrances, WiFi and more
Get the lay of the land for our weekend celebration

FAQs: Answers to your questions about our ceremonies
Get info about our planning and what to expect when you arrive at the Quad

Swag! Instagram stickers, yard signs, pennants, photo templates and more
Show your New Paltz pride with free downloads and DIY gear!

Information and resources for faculty and staff marshals
Review job descriptions, the volunteer schedule and recommendations for celebratory attire

 
 
Commencement 2021
Campus Photo Detail #7: The Mace of Office
The Mace and Chain (pictured above at Commencement 2019) are core components of the annual Commencement exercises at SUNY New Paltz. Designed and created in 1981 by Professor Emeritus Kurt Matzdorf, who founded our award-winning Metal Program, these beautiful objects lend pomp and circumstances to our ceremonies, symbolizing the enlightenment to be gained from higher education.
Congratulations to Anastasiya Sotova '21 (Geography) and everyone else who recognized the Mace in yesterday's newsletter.
 

More End-of-Year Celebrations

Video: Our Third Annual Lavender Ceremony
Recognizing the contributions of LGBTQ+-identified students and graduates

Video: Distinguished Seniors in Student Affairs Award Ceremony
Well-earned honors for graduates-to-be who have been especially engaged in campus life and service

Photos: Bachelor in Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at The Dorsky
See work by student artists in varied media, and stay tuned for more photos from MFA graduates next week

Video: School of Business Awards and Graduation Ceremony
A celebration of outstanding achievement in business programs

Video: Honors Program Graduation Ceremony
Tight-knit intellectual and creative community bids farewell to its newest alumni

Find many more end-of-year events at our Commencement celebration page
What you see here is just a sampling of all there is to explore!

 

From Our Community

 
Commencement 2021
How time flies: Scenes from Convocation 2017, when we welcomed to campus many of the students who are walking the stage this weekend as graduates.
Your alma mater is so proud of you for all you've accomplished and all you've overcome to arrive at this moment. We know you'll do amazing things in the future!
 

Coronavirus Updates

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

One Last Thing

 
Commencement 2021
Humans aren't the only ones celebrating today! Our Commencement celebration page includes a few extra Messages for our Graduates, including from these furry friends.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 13 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • The Virtual Senior Toast is TODAY at 4 p.m.!
  • Commencement livestream links are ready - please share with family and friends!
  • Summer plans for the Daily Digest newsletter and COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Campus Dining Services will close down for summer
  • SUNY launches new Graduate Student Advocate Fellowship Program
  • A special Commencement-themed Photo Detail Challenge
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Foundation members will match the next 100 Senior Gift contributions!
 

Coronavirus updates

Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and get this done before summer

Info and instructions for sharing vaccination info with the College
Take this voluntary step and help us plan for next semester

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

The Virtual Senior Toast is TODAY at 4 p.m.!
To your future, with wishes for every success and happiness ... Congratulations!

Get your Commencement Livestream links here!
Videos will be available when ceremonies begin; Please share with family and friends!

Summer plans for the Daily Digest newsletter and COVID-19 Dashboard
Both the Digest and the Dashboard will continue, but we're adjusting our process for the quieter summer months

Campus Dining Services will close down for summer
A few spots are still open today and tomorrow; The rest will be back in August!

SUNY launches new Graduate Student Advocate Fellowship Program
New strategic effort to identify key barriers affecting SUNY graduate student success and recommend changes to the Chancellor’s leadership team

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Campus Photo Detail Challenge #7
Is it giving it away to say this is a special Commencement edition of our photo detail game? This one isn't a location, it's an object - can you identify it?
Let us know at communication@newpaltz.edu. Good luck!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Here’s what we currently know about the state’s vaccination requirement for SUNY campuses in fall 2021
Information for students, employees and families, as we await further guidance as to how this policy will be implemented

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
Have you used our New Paltz-themed Instagram stickers yet?

"If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals, May 18 - Aug. 9
Faculty and staff can learn how to get started in grant writing and increase their chances of getting funded

 

The latest from media

CDC Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15
Immunizations will quickly begin nationwide, officials predicted
New York Times, 5/12/21

 

From Our Community

 
Senior Gift
Senior Gift Committee members Kelsie Dougherty '20 (International Business) '21g (Business Administration) and Gabrielle Vultaggio '21 (Communication Studies) are making one last push to raise funds in honor of this year's senior class!
The Senior Gift supports programs and opportunities for future New Paltz students. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends are invited to make a gift of $20.21 to recognize all that our newest graduates have accomplished during their time at the College.
There's never been a better time to contribute: SUNY New Paltz Foundation members will match the next 100 Senior Gift contributions, meaning those who contribute now can double their impact and help this year's class reach the record for most funds ever raised.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 12 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Here’s what we currently know about the state’s vaccination requirement for SUNY campuses in fall 2021
  • Introducing our 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
  • Today! A sendoff event for the Senior Class at the Atrium
  • News from IT about the online help desk, the Knowmia replacement and more
  • From the Oracle: EcoAllies’ micro-farm plants the seeds for sustainability
  • Certified Lifeguards wanted! On-campus job opportunity for summer
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Original poetry, prose and art design in the latest Stonesthrow Review
 

Coronavirus updates

Here’s what we currently know about the state’s vaccination requirement for SUNY campuses in fall 2021
Information for students, employees and families, as we await further guidance as to how this policy will be implemented

Thursday, May 13 is our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day
Students, faculty and staff can make an appointment to get a free test at Awosting Hall

Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and get this done before summer

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 
 
Valedictorian
We're thrilled to introduce our 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Rachel Brainerd ’20 (Visual Arts) and Sery Pak ’21 (Biology)!
Brainerd is an artist concentrating in metal, with an interest in using her craft to address trauma and promote healing. Pak is an aspiring medical doctor who has applied her expertise regionally (as an intern at Ellenville Hospital) and internationally (as a volunteer with Global Brigades in Honduras).
You can read more here about Valedictorian Rachel Brainerd and Salutatorian Sery Pak.
 

News of the day

Today! A sendoff event for the Senior Class at the Atrium
From 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., you can pick up your Senior Toast glass, enter an Alumni giveaway, and more

News from IT about the online help desk, the Knowmia replacement and more
Spring update also includes info about the new endpoint protection software and our managed print initiative

From the Oracle: EcoAllies’ micro-farm plants the seeds for sustainability
Students practice sustainable farming, and in the process learn about food sovereignty

Certified Lifeguards wanted! On-campus job opportunity for summer
If you're planning to be around this summer and are able to work as a lifeguard, email Kevin Makarewicz at makarewk@newpaltz.edu to apply for a job at the Athletic & Wellness Center

 

Events, resources and reminders

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

"If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals, May 18 - Aug. 9
Faculty and staff can learn how to get started in grant writing and increase their chances of getting funded

Faculty: Learn about SUNY's Lumen Circles fellowship program, May 19
Webinar about an opportunity to expand your teaching toolkit in ways that help you reach more students, more effectively

Have questions about the Deferred Compensation Plan? Set up a quick meeting with an advisor
Sessions cover contributions, enrollment, investment options and more
Open to all employees, but especially useful for recently hired faculty and staff

 

The latest from media

A special sunrise eclipse is coming - here's what to know
Hudson Valley is prime viewing spot for partial eclipse on June 10 that few others will see
“People usually have to travel to see a solar eclipse,” said Amy Bartholomew, director of the College's Astronomy Program

Times Union, 5/10/21

 

From Our Community

 
Stonesthrow Review
The latest volume of the Stonesthrow Review, the literary journal of our Creative Writing Program, features dozens of original works by students, and art editing by Photography majors Eric Afflerbach '21 and Mikayla Millard '21.
"Cognizant of all we’ve lost, I’m also brought to think of all we have actually done with these past 365 days. All the things we’ve imagined, and made. These words, then, mark the passage of another year in this changing world. Tomorrow starts another, so—start now. Look for the words you’ll use to mark its going. Once you’ve found them, we’ll be here to share them. Count on that." - Introduction from the editors
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 11 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Governor Cuomo announces SUNY will require vaccination for all students attending in-person classes this fall
  • SUNY Chancellor Malatras statement and media coverage of vaccine requirement
  • We have more vaccines! Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
  • Campus map for Commencement, with parking, student entrance areas, WiFi hotspots and more
  • You can check your cap & gown order status at herffjones.com
  • Listen Forward: Senior Recitals week begins tonight
  • Join colleagues for a walk around the Library Quad, today at 2:30 p.m.
  • Are you ready for the Senior Toast?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Love from the EOP Family
 

Coronavirus updates

Statement from SUNY Chancellor Malatras on state vaccine requirement
"Over the past several weeks we have been working with our SUNY community to develop the best plan to make sure we can return to full reopening in the fall and turn the page on COVID"

Additional coverage of new vaccination requirement from the Times Union
New policy is pending FDA approval beyond current emergency use authorization
More details about implementation at SUNY campuses will be shared when finalized

We have more vaccines! Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and get this done before summer

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

You can check your cap & gown order status at herffjones.com
If you ordered your regalia by April 12, you should get it this week; Here's how to confirm

Listen Forward: Senior Recitals week begins tonight
New music from students streaming on YouTube every day through May 18

Join colleagues for a walk around the Library Quad, today at 2:30 p.m.
An Eddy adventure designed to help us envision new ways of being in community

 
 
Senior Toast
It's almost time to raise a glass to the Senior Class!
The annual Senior Toast will be held virtually and livestreamed this year on Thursday, May 13, at 4 p.m. Students can pick up their free commemorative glasses this week at the Atrium with campus ID. More details here!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
Pick up your Senior Toast glass, find our New Paltz-themed Instagram stickers and learn about the Senior Gift

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

Employee tuition assistance program now open for summer 2021
Faculty and staff can get help with tuition costs incurred at any four-year SUNY school

Essential Communication Skills for Teaching: SUNY workshop begins May 18
Register today for the first course in the Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program

Job opportunity for students: Join the Student Union Managers team!
If you're interested in living on campus this summer, you can get a free room and meal allowance working part-time at the SUB

 

The latest from media

The 25 Most Instagrammable Spots in New Paltz
Snap a perfect photo at these photogenic locations, including a bunch on campus
Hudson Valley Country, 5/6/21

 

From Our Community

 
EOP on Instagram
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is inviting their graduating seniors to drop by the office to pick up their EOP stole and pose for a quick photo! They'll be open May 11-13 from 1-5 p.m., and May 14 from 8:30 - 10 a.m.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 10 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • Appointment-only COVID-19 testing will continue on campus this summer
  • Effective May 17, vaccinated people are exempt from SUNY’s weekly testing requirement
  • College can now review and approve research involving incarcerated people
  • Gina Vriens ’06 serves up the sweet side of entrepreneurship
  • Employees: Three simple steps to help you plan for retirement
  • Join the team! Sodexo is hiring student employees for fall
  • "Joining a brotherhood": Meet Danny Jones '22, baseball team manager
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Things to do in New Paltz before you graduate
 

Coronavirus updates

Appointment-only COVID-19 testing will continue on campus this summer
You can get a test this week on May 13 at Awosting Hall
Starting May 20, College Terrace will be our summer testing site

Effective May 17, vaccinated people are exempt from SUNY’s weekly testing requirement
Exemption processed automatically when you confirm vaccination at my.newpaltz.edu;
Those who have not submitted vaccination info will need to test every week they are on campus this summer, in a continuation of SUNY’s testing policy

Info and instructions for sharing vaccination info with the College
Voluntary option to help us plan now includes exemption from weekly testing policy

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

College can now review and approve research involving incarcerated people
The Human Research Ethics Board has completed a multi-year effort to enable students, faculty, and staff to plan and conduct research studies with people in prison
As part of this process, an external prisoner advocate has joined the Board

Gina Vriens ’06 serves up the sweet side of entrepreneurship
After building a career as a successful strategist in NYC, this alumna found a new passion crafting Old World baked goods according to family tradition

Employees: Three simple steps to help you plan for retirement
Tips for getting the information you need as you make this decision

Join the team! Sodexo is hiring student employees for fall
$15/hour, 10-15 hours per week on campus, weekday and weekend shifts available

 
 
Athletics Feature: Danny Jones
Danny Jones '22 (Management) has been a vital member of the men's baseball team this year, despite being unable to play on the field. As team manager, he works with players and coaches on strategy and approach, and has built tight friendships up and down the roster. "Danny is just the type of guy you want to have around," said team captian Anthony Amoroso '21 (Marketing). 
Watch the full video about Jones's contributions at nphawks.com.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Young Writers Programs schedule for summer 2021
The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers sessions for kids 8-17, on subjects including nature writing, roleplaying games, and the always-popular guide to the college essay

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend applications are now open for 2022
Info and resources to help faculty apply for this prestigious award, including a timeline and NEH contact info

"If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals, May 18 - Aug. 9
Faculty and staff can learn how to get started in grant writing and increase their chances of getting funded

Question, Persuade, Refer: Learn three steps to help prevent suicide
Free, one-hour training from SUNY can prepare you to support someone through a crisis

Employees: Make an appointment today for free, one-on-one financial advising
AIG offers virtual sessions for all faculty and staff, available now through the end of May

 

The latest from media

Arrivals from New York City fuel Ulster County's population growth
More than 3,400 people from moved here from the metro area in 2020
Daily Freeman, 5/8/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
It’s about that time!
We came up with a few ideas of things to do before graduating from New Paltz. How many have you checked off?
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 7 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • President Christian's May 2021 Report to the Faculty
  • Eight New Paltz faculty and staff named SUNY Chancellor’s Awardees
  • Three-peat! Women's tennis defeats Oneonta for third straight SUNYAC title
  • Today's the last day to apply for the Peer Instructional Design Program
  • Tonight at 7 p.m.: Show-and-Tell-O-Rama for the Graphic Design Program
  • Three quick updates from the Office of Instructional Technology
  • Photo Detail Challenge Reveal!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A great day for golf
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
Pool testing is all done for spring, but you can still make an appointment for on-campus testing on May 10 or 13

Consider sharing your vaccination info via your my.newpaltz COVID-19 profile
Those who choose to share will be helping the College better understand what percentage of our community is vaccinated, for reporting to SUNY and to inform fall planning

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

President Christian's May 2021 Report to the Faculty
Reflections on an academic year like no other, plus updates on budget, enrollment, Commencement and more

Eight New Paltz faculty and staff named SUNY Chancellor’s Awardees
Well-deserved recognition for outstanding achievement in faculty service, professional service, classified service, scholarship & creative activities and teaching

Three-peat! Women's tennis defeats Oneonta for third straight SUNYAC title
Hawks stay atop the conference and earn automatic bid in NCAA DIII tournament

Today's the last day to apply for the Peer Instructional Design Program
Faculty can earn a stipend as Mentor Teachers, supporting the design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses across campus

Tonight at 7 p.m.: Show-and-Tell-O-Rama for the Graphic Design Program
The online Senior Thesis Exhibition launches with an interactive Q&A with the artists

Three quick updates from the Office of Instructional Technology
Info for faculty on Blackboard support, course copy requests and Webex-Blackboard integration

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Campus Photo Detail #6: Humanities Mural
This was a tricky one! Congratulations to Callie Quinn '22 (Communication Studies) for being first with the right answer, and thanks to everyone who played along this week.
Even if you walk by it every day, you might not know the origin story of this mural, which has been a part of the Humanities building since 2004. It was created by Uruguayan artist and Professor Emeritus Rimer Cardillo, who taught printmaking and design at the College for many years. Titled “Environment and Culture: From the Amazon to the Hudson River,” the work illustrates Cardillo's blending of his Latin American roots and his adopted home in New York.
Learn more about Cardillo and the mural (and see some nearly two-decade-old photographs from the installation!) at his website.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
Pick up your Senior Toast glass, find our New Paltz-themed Instagram stickers and learn about the Senior Gift

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

Job opportunity for students: Join the Student Union Managers team!
If you're interested in living on campus this summer, you can get a free room and meal allowance working part-time at the SUB

Employees: Make an appointment today for free, one-on-one financial advising
AIG offers virtual sessions for all faculty and staff, available now through the end of May

 

The latest from media

New Paltz village elections moved to November; trustees elected
Voters agreed overwhelmingly to put future village elections under county control
Hudson Valley One, 5/5/21

 

From Our Community

 
Golf Tournament recap
About 150 golfers came out on a beautiful day to the Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland, New York, to compete for a good cause. Funds raised at the annual Athletics, Wellness & Recreation Golf Tournament benefit student-athlete development, the Hawks Leadership Academy, New Paltz Athletes of Color and other great programs.
Congrats to winning team the Buonamano Group, and thanks to everyone who made the return of this New Paltz tradition successful. Photo courtesy of Shana Circe.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 6 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Answers to your questions about campus air filtration systems
  • Emily Bazinet ’08g appointed Director of the Center for Student Engagement
  • Summer hours to begin Monday, May 17
  • Business students triumphant at Regional Business Plan Competition
  • Question, Persuade, Refer: Learn three steps to help prevent suicide
  • Advising for employees with questions about the Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Today's Photo Detail Challenge is for the birds
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Eight teams brought their best to last week's kickball tournament
 

Coronavirus updates

Answers to your questions about campus air filtration systems
Info about filter upgrades, HVAC schedules and more as we get ready for an in-person fall

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
Today is the last day of walk-in pool testing for spring! Students and employees can still make an appointment for on-campus testing on May 7, 10 or 13

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Emily Bazinet ’08g appointed Director of the Center for Student Engagement
Alumna has been a valued member of the campus community since 2004 and has served as the Center's senior staff member assuming director-level duties since January 2021

Summer hours to begin Monday, May 17
Core business hours will shift to 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Business students triumphant at Regional Business Plan Competition
New Paltz teams won the top prize in four out of five categores; Will advance to statewide contest this week

Question, Persuade, Refer: Learn three steps to help prevent suicide
Free, one-hour training from SUNY can prepare you to support someone through a crisis

Have questions about the Deferred Compensation Plan? Set up a quick meeting with an advisor
Sessions cover contributions, enrollment, investment options and more
Open to all employees, but especially useful for recently hired faculty and staff

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Campus Photo Detail Challenge #6
Take a moment to notice the birds! These two live in a high-traffic spot on campus. Do you recognize it? Let us know at communication@newpaltz.edu, and we'll name the winner in tomorrow's issue.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Today at 1 p.m.: Tai Chi on the Quad with instructor Jing Shuai
Calm your mind and ease tension with a relaxing routine presented by the Center for International Programs

Call for Mentor Teachers: Apply by Friday, May 7, to the Peer Instructional Design Program
Faculty can earn a stipend supporting the advancement of expertise in design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses

Info session May 10 on new graduate program in Behavioral Anaylsis and Interdisciplinary Autism Studies
Program offers a pathway to licensure and certification in a high-demand helping profession

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend applications are now open for 2022
Info and resources to help faculty apply for this prestigious award, including a timeline and NEH contact info

Employee tuition assistance program now open for summer 2021
Faculty and staff can get help with tuition costs incurred at any four-year SUNY school

 

The latest from media

State University of New York Aims to Diversify Its Faculty
Now in its second year, Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth (PRODiG) has led to the hiring of 149 faculty on 31 campuses
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 5/4/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Hawks on Instagram
The annual, campus-wide kickball tournament was back in action on April 28, with eight teams competing in a single elimination event on the South Turf Field. "Di-9 Intervention" (featuring players from Athletics and Student Affairs) won a thrilling championship game in extra innings.
Thanks to the Holistic Hawks Well-Being Committee, which sponsored the tournament, and Glenn Geher (Psychology) and Kevin Makarewicz (Athletics & Wellness) for organizing. Photo by Rob Belli '22 (General Business).
Hope to see you on the field next year!
 

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We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 5 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
  • New Paltz will help Air National Guard members fulfill education requirements
  • Call for Mentor Teachers: Apply by May 7 to the Peer Instructional Design Program
  • "If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY workshop opportunity
  • Job opportunity for students: Join the Student Union Managers team!
  • The WellNYS challenge for May is all about staying active
  • Watching New Paltz grow
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: The Graphic Design thesis exhibition is approaching fast!
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
This is the last week of walk-in pool testing for spring, but on-campus testing will remain available through May 13 with an appointment

Consider sharing your vaccination info via your my.newpaltz COVID-19 profile
Those who choose to share will be helping the College better understand what percentage of our community is vaccinated, for reporting to SUNY and to inform fall planning

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Graduates-to-be: Get your Commencement swag!
Pick up your Senior Toast glass, find our New Paltz-themed Instagram stickers and learn about the Senior Gift

New Paltz will help Air National Guard members fulfill education requirements
Office of Veteran & Military Services launching new effort to help service members earn credits and complete their degrees

Call for Mentor Teachers: Apply by Friday, May 7, to the Peer Instructional Design Program
Faculty can earn a stipend supporting the advancement of expertise in design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses

"If You Write It, They Will Fund": SUNY's popular workshop on grants and proposals, May 18 - Aug. 9
Faculty and staff can learn how to get started in grant writing and increase their chances of getting funded

Job opportunity for students: Join the Student Union Managers team!
If you're interested in living on campus this summer, you can get a free room and meal allowance working part-time at the SUB

The WellNYS challenge for May is all about staying active
A new Employee Assistance Program calendar with suggestions to keep you moving

 
 
Watch New Paltz Grow
It's easy to get caught up during Finals Week, but don't forget to stop and enjoy the flowers while we have them.
And speaking of flowers - have you heard about Watch New Paltz Grow? The Holistic Hawks Well-Being Committee is inviting all members of the community to contribute photos for a "virtual garden" on Instagram @watchnewpaltzgrow. Just tag that account and we'll do the rest!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Today! Professional Attire Pop-Up Boutique in Humanities
The Career Resource Center is hosting a Dress for Success event where students can get FREE women's blouses, blazers, skirts and slacks; No appointment necessary!

Also today! Doubles Ping Pong Tournament at 8 p.m.
Sing up on IM Leagues and join us for the last intramural contest of the semester

Tomorrow at 1 p.m.: Tai Chi on the Quad with instructor Jing Shuai
Calm your mind and ease tension with a relaxing routine presented by the Center for International Programs

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

Young Writers Programs summer 2021 schedule announced
The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers sessions for kids 8-17, on subjects including nature writing, roleplaying games, and the always-popular guide to the college essay

 

The latest from media

Grocery workers, already reeling from the pandemic, face new trauma from store shootings
IDMH Director Amy Nitza lends expertise to report on compounding stresses faced by essential workers
Washington Post, 5/3/21

 

From Our Community

 
BFA Graphic Design Senior Thesis
Tickets, please! The Graphic Design Program is getting ready to launch Show & Tell, its digital senior thesis show, this Friday, May 7, and all are welcome to see what's in their portfolios.
Join at 7 p.m. for a lively Q&A with the artists!
 

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We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 4 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • The 2021 Virtual Engineering EXPO launches today!
  • Happening now: A Department of Music senior project livestream
  • New York State will host town hall and listening sessions for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Employees: Make an appointment today for free, one-on-one financial advising
  • Professional Attire Pop-Up Boutique, May 5 in the Humanities building
  • Women's tennis rolling ahead of SUNYAC Tournament
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A springtime Student Takeover on Instagram Stories
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
This is the last week of walk-in pool testing for spring, but on-campus testing will remain available through May 13 with an appointment

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live updates every minute let you see if there's a wait before you come for testing

Consider sharing your vaccination info via your my.newpaltz COVID-19 profile
Those who choose to share will be helping the College better understand what percentage of our community is vaccinated, for reporting to SUNY and to inform fall planning

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

The 2021 Virtual Engineering EXPO launches today!
Our students have worked for years to plan, design and build these Senior Design projects, and today they’re sharing them with the world

Happening now: A Department of Music senior project livestream
Student musicians are performing capstone works all morning long

Employees: Make an appointment today for free, one-on-one financial advising
AIG offers virtual sessions for all faculty and staff, available now through the end of May

Professional Attire Pop-Up Boutique, May 5 in the Humanities building
The Career Resource Center is hosting a Dress for Success event where students can get FREE women's blouses, blazers, skirts and slacks; No appointment necessary!

 
 
Women's Tennis Clinch No. 1 Seed
Women's tennis has been nothing short of dominant this spring.
They'll take an undefeated record and the No. 1 overall seed into the SUNYAC Tournament this week, thanks to a big win over conference rival Oneonta this weekend that was highlighted by a back-and-forth, come-from-behind victory for Laura Koop '22 (Management).
Photo by Natasia Plunkett '22 (Digital Media Production; Journalism).
 

Events, resources and reminders

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

Call for Mentor Teachers: Peer Instructional Design Program will return for 2021-22
Faculty can earn a stipend supporting the advancement of expertise in design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses

Doubles Ping Pong Tournament, Wednesday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
Sing up on IM Leagues and join us for the last intramural contest of the semester

Info session May 10 on new graduate program in Behavioral Anaylsis and Interdisciplinary Autism Studies
Program offers a pathway to licensure and certification in a high-demand helping profession

Essential Communication Skills for Teaching: SUNY workshop begins May 18
Register today for the first course in the Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program

 

The latest from media

The women’s recession isn’t over — especially for moms
Reporting with parents who have had to leave their jobs and grapple with the consequences
The 19th, 4/29/21

 

From Our Community

 
Stories Takeover: Mollie Keller '22
Mollie Keller '22 (Psychology), our latest Instagram Stories Student Takeover contributor, has been pretty busy this semester, juggling classes and exams with internships at the Newburgh LGBT Center and Chick-N-Bap. She answered a bunch of questions from viewers and still found time to get outside and skate around campus for a bit.
We've sorted all 14 (and counting!) Takeovers from this semester into a YouTube playlist for your viewing pleasure. Have a look, then tune in live for our next episode @sunynewpaltz.
 

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  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 3 May

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • Some appointments still available for on-campus vaccination this week
  • SUNY adopts CDC guidance to ease outdoor mask requirements for vaccinated individuals
  • Policy reminders for faculty on finals and incomplete grades
  • Graduates-to-be: Today's the last day to set up your Commencement slide
  • Info session May 10 on new graduate program in Behavioral Anaylsis and Interdisciplinary Autism Studies
  • From the Oracle: Four new establishments set to open in New Paltz
  • Children can sign up now for summer literacy tutoring
  • Introducing the incoming New Paltz Class of 2025!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: I think your mic is muted
 

Coronavirus updates

Still some spots available! Get the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccine on campus May 4 & 5
Appointments open to any registered student 18 years of age or older with no prior COVID-19 vaccinations

SUNY adopts CDC guidance to ease outdoor mask requirements for vaccinated individuals
Masks still mandatory in classrooms and other indoor settings, at our in-person Commencement ceremonies, and for unvaccinated people

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement still in effect
This is the last week of walk-in pool testing for spring; On-campus testing will remain available through May 13 with an appointment

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Policy reminders for faculty on finals and incomplete grades
Exams begin tomorrow and continue through May 11

Graduates-to-be: Today's the last day to set up your Commencement slide
Upload a photo and personal message for a virtual slideshow that will run as part of our Commencement coverage

Info session May 10 on new graduate program in Behavioral Anaylsis and Interdisciplinary Autism Studies
Program offers a pathway to licensure and certification in a high-demand helping profession

From the Oracle: Four new establishments set to open in New Paltz
Local issues reporting on dining options coming soon to Main Street

Children can sign up now for summer literacy tutoring
Virtual sessions led by MS in Literacy Education candidates begin in July

 
 
New Paltz 2025 on Instagram
College Decision Day was this weekend, and we're getting excited to welcome the next generation of New Paltz students!
Get to know our Class of 2025 on Instagram @newpaltz2025, an independently-run account where hundreds of future students are sharing their stories.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

Today! Get ready for finals week with a Stressbuster Eco Art Excursion
Meet at the Counseling Center at 11:15 a.m. for a relaxing, mindful experience in nature

More de-stressing today at noon: A Chair Yoga routine you can do from your desk!
The Employee Assistance Program and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Elizabeth Diuguid present a calming practice open to all students, faculty and staff

Intramural fun today: A Soccer Tennis Tournament at 3 p.m. ...
It's what it sounds like: Return serve with a soccer ball over a low net (and don't use your hands!); Winner takes home some free NP Hawks gear

... And a double-elimination Kan Jam tournament at 7 p.m.
Find a partner and be the first team to score 21; Sign up on IM Leagues to join!

 

The latest from media

What to Do If You Lose Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card
You can probably get a replacement, but it's not a bad idea to take a photo of your card just in case
VeryWell Health, 4/29/21

 

From Our Community

 
Online art exhibition
At this point, who among us hasn't politely let a friend or colleague know they're on mute?
Like this new bit of etiquette, the Department of Art's virtual senior exhibition is an expression of our shared pandemic experiences over the last year. Peruse the full collection today, and join us over the weeks to come as we highlight individual pieces in this space.
 

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We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 30 April

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Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • One-dose vaccination appointments for students available on campus May 4 & 5
  • Volunteers wanted! Help students access vaccination on campus next week
  • Provost Lyman's May 2021 Report to the Faculty
  • There's so much to do around campus today!
  • Tour the Stratasys 3D Printing showroom to see the latest in digital design technology
  • Rock out with Questionable Authorities, live from the Wooster Hall balcony
  • Support student scholarship at the virtual Student Research Symposium
  • Hike at the Trapps for Faculty & Staff starts at 5 p.m.
  • Photo Detail Challenge reveal and this week's winner
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Men's baseball dominant in doubleheader win
 

Coronavirus updates

One-dose vaccination appointments for students will be available on campus May 4 & 5
The College will follow FDA, CDC, state and SUNY guidance and resume administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine; To schedule an appointment, you must be a registered student, 18 years of age or older and with no prior COVID-19 vaccinations

Volunteers wanted! Help students access vaccination on campus next week
Shifts available May 4 & 5, 9:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Email Keith Kenney at kenneyk@newpaltz.edu to sign up

Consider sharing your vaccination info via your my.newpaltz COVID-19 profile
Those who choose to share will be helping the College better understand what percentage of our community is vaccinated, for reporting to SUNY and to inform fall planning

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Provost Lyman's May 2021 Report to the Faculty
Information and updates on General Education, Tenure Clock Extension and much more

Don't miss Questionable Authorities, live at noon from the Wooster balcony
The all-faculty rock band is back with covers of rock and punk classics

Support student scholarship at the virtual Student Research Symposium, starting at 4 p.m.
Annual showcase features 50 presentations by 105 students and 28 faculty mentors

Hike at the Trapps for faculty & staff starts at 5 p.m.
The perfect end to a great day: Head out to the hills for some fresh air and good company

 
 
Athletics, Wellness and Recreation Facilities Video Tour
Campus Photo Detail Challenge #5: Athletic & Wellness Center
This one might have been too easy - lots of people recognize the curve of the roof around the AWC's indoor track. Congrats to our quickest responder, Deirdre Twomey '23 (Early Childhood Education), and thanks to everyone else for playing along and keeping this going.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Get ready for finals week with a Stressbuster Eco Art Excursion, May 3
Holistic Hawks will lead a relaxing, mindful experience in nature to reset before exams begin

One more way to de-stress before finals: Chair Yoga, also on May 3
The Employee Assistance Program and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Elizabeth Diuguid present a calming yoga practice that you can do from your desk
Open to all students, faculty and staff

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

Graduating this spring? Set up your Commencement slide today!
Students can upload a photo and personal message for a virtual slideshow, whether or not they plan to join our in-person Commencement ceremonies; Deadline is May 3

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

 

The latest from media

8 Must-Visit Public Gardens in the Hudson Valley
Inspiration for your green thumb, or just a peaceful way to spend a spring day
Chronogram, 4/29/21

 

From Our Community

 
Baseball recap
An offensive explosion for the Hawks in Cobleskill, as the baseball team scored a whopping 31 runs to pick up both games of a doubleheader. The season continues with two more tomorrow against conference rival Oneonta. Scores and updates @newpaltzhawks.
 

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  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 29 April

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • Americans can now get first and second vaccine doses at different locations
  • All state-run vaccination sites are open to walk-ins starting today
  • Chancellor Malatras urges students to take advantage of expanded vaccination opportunities
  • Does the new CDC guidance on masks outdoors affect our Commencement policy?
  • Pascha McTyson withdraws acceptance of Director of Student Engagement position
  • The Library's Poem in your Pocket site is live
  • Photo Detail Challenge Round 5
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: New Paltz alumnus gets a big gig as a stuntman
 

Coronavirus updates

Americans can now get first and second vaccine doses at different locations
White House directs pharmacies to offer second doses to people who got first shots elsewhere, in large part to help college students complete vaccination at home after getting first shot while at school

All state-run vaccination sites are open to walk-ins starting today
This includes the site at the Ulster Fairgrounds a few miles from campus
Walk-ins are for first doses only

Chancellor Malatras urges students to take advantage of expanded vaccination opportunities
With walk-in clinics widely available and a new option to get your second dose at home, now's a great time to make your plan to get vaccinated before summer

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
On-campus testing available through May 13 with a modified schedule

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

FAQ: Does the new CDC guidance on masks outdoors affect our Commencement policy?
Quick answer: Nope! The new guidance excludes crowded events like our in-person ceremonies

Pascha McTyson withdraws acceptance of Director of Student Engagement position
Division of Student Affairs is evaluating options for filling this important leadership role

The Library's Poem in your Pocket site is live
Have a free minute? Read a random poem from a New Paltz author!

 
 
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Campus Photo Detail Challenge: Round 5
Depending on how you spend your time on campus, you might visit this building every day or not at all. You know the deal by now: First person to email communication@newpaltz.edu with the right answer gets a shout-out in tomorrow's issue. Let's see what you can do!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

Graduating this spring? Set up your Commencement slide today!
Students can upload a photo and personal message for a virtual slideshow, whether or not they plan to join our in-person Commencement ceremonies; Deadline is May 3

This Friday, a Career Resource Center Alumni Panel for Aspiring Lawyers
Some of the most distinguished legal professionals in our alumni community will speak about navigating law school and career

April 30 at noon: Join the Research Foundation at SUNY for a deep dive into deep tech incubation
Webinar will explore the diversity and inclusion gap in tech innovation

Hike at the Trapps for Faculty & Staff, April 30 at 5 p.m.
When classes are done, let's get some fresh air!

 

The latest from media

Biden Proposes Free Community College, Pell Expansion
American Families Plan would invest billions in increasing access to higher education
Inside Higher Ed, 4/28/21

 

From Our Community

 
Mission Implausible
New Paltz alumnus Jesse La Flair '08 (Sculpture) has been doing big things since turning his passion for parkour into a career as a stuntman. His starring role in Apple's new "Mission Implausible" ad may be the biggest yet. In just two minutes we see Jesse jump off a roof, plunge down through a corporate office building, infiltrate a secret lab and come face-to-face (literally) with CEO Tim Cook.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 28 April

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Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Four students have tested positive
  • New today on your my.newpaltz COVID-19 profile: A voluntary option to submit vaccination info
  • New York to adopt new CDC guidance on mask use for fully vaccinated people
  • Graduating this spring? Set up your Commencement slide today!
  • A Without Limits retrospective ahead of tonight's series finale
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend applications are now open for 2022
  • Job Search workshop today at 12:30 p.m. for students (especially seniors!)
  • Getting ready for the Questionable Authorities show this Friday
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A special, bilingual virtual planetarium show
 

Coronavirus updates

New today on your my.newpaltz COVID-19 profile: A voluntary option to submit vaccination info
Those who choose to share will be helping the College better understand what percentage of our community is vaccinated, for reporting to SUNY and to inform fall planning

New York to adopt new CDC guidance on mask use for fully vaccinated people
State will ease expectations on outdoor mask use two weeks after final vaccine dose
Masks should still be worn indoors and by anyone who isn't fully vaccinated

Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement in effect through end of semester
On-campus testing available through May 13 with a modified schedule

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Graduating this spring? Set up your Commencement slide today!
Students can upload a photo and personal message for a virtual slideshow, whether or not they plan to join our in-person Commencement ceremonies; Deadline is May 3

Without Limits retrospective: Looking back on a year of faculty-led conversations about unseen and understudied aspects of the pandemic
Get up to speed with this recap, then join us tonight for the series finale, “COVID and Communities of Color”

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend applications are now open for 2022
Info and resources to help faculty apply for this prestigious award, including a timeline and NEH contact info

Finding the hidden (and not-so-hidden) job market: Job Search workshop today at 12:30 p.m.
This Career Resource Center event on Zoom is open to all students and will be especially useful for seniors getting ready to graduate

 
 
Questionable Authorities
I guess we know what will be on the album cover!
Questionable Authorities is planning a day-after-classes-end party with their first in-person show since the pandemic began, Friday, April 30, at noon, live on-campus from the Wooster Hall balcony overlooking the Old Main Quad. Come out for some classic rock and punk covers, socially distant outdoor dancing and positive vibes all around!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

The pandemic's effects on communities of color: Faculty panel today at 5 p.m.
A Without Limits event featuring Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty examining intersections between COVID-19 and race

Stratasys 3D printing tour comes to SUNY New Paltz April 30
Come check out the latest in digital design and fabrication technology

Need to de-stress before finals? Join us for some Chair Yoga on May 3
The Employee Assistance Program and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Elizabeth Diuguid present a calming yoga practice that you can do from your desk
Open to all students, faculty and staff

Call for Mentor Teachers: Peer Instructional Design Program will return for 2021-22
Faculty can earn a stipend supporting the advancement of expertise in design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses

 

The latest from media

Vaccination rate grows in Mid-Hudson Valley; appointments are widely available
More than 50% of Ulster County residents have gotten the jab
Times Herald-Record, 4/27/21

 

From Our Community

 
Una perspectiva no grecorromana del cielo nocturno
A special treat this week from the John R. Kirk Planetarium's virtual astronomy series: A guided tour of the springtime sky available in both Spanish and English.
Zoe Perles '21 (Spanish) minors in Astronomy and pulled double duty recording two separate presentations, both exploring how cultures other than the Greeks and Romans drew constellations and interpreted the night sky.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 27 April

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday
  • Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement will remain in effect through the end of the semester
  • More walk-in vaccination opportunities this week in Ulster County
  • New York announces further easing of pandemic restrictions
  • Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our May ceremonies
  • Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
  • Students: Thursday is your last chance to elect the S/U option for spring courses
  • From the Oracle: Radical Self-Care
  • A colorful reason to follow @newpaltzskies
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Highway clean-up in memory of a campus community member
 

Coronavirus updates

April 27 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

Test Before You Go: Weekly COVID-19 testing requirement will remain in effect through the end of the semester
On-campus COVID-19 testing will be available through May 13 with a modified schedule

More walk-in vaccination opportunities this week in Ulster County
Today's clinic is in Rosendale, just 15 minutes north of campus

New York announces further easing of pandemic restrictions
Many indoor and outdoor capacity limits set to increase in mid-May, as the state sees continued progress against the virus

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Commencement FAQs: Answers to your questions about our in-person ceremonies
Get the latest info, and check back often for updates as more details are confirmed

Faculty and staff: Volunteer Commencement marshals wanted!
Sign up today to celebrate with our graduates at ceremonies in May; Click above, log into your my.newpaltz.edu account and choose the dates that work for you

There's still time! This Thursday, April 29, is the deadline for students to elect the Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory option for spring 2021 courses
Expanded option provides flexibility for students during the pandemic
We encourage you to discuss the S/U option with your advisor before electing

From the Oracle: Radical Self-Care
Resources to help activists protect themselves emotionally

 
 
New Paltz Skies on Instagram
We still get a thrill from seeing the community-sourced photography @newpaltzskies.
This shot of a rainbow reflected over the Gunk was submitted by @meghanrrose last week.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Game Night with alumni, April 28 starting at 4 p.m.
All New Paltz students and alumni are invited to compete at games like The Price Is Right and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire!

Employee tuition assistance program now open for summer 2021
Faculty and staff can get help with tuition costs incurred at any four-year SUNY school

Young Writers Programs summer 2021 schedule announced
The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers sessions for kids 8-17, on subjects including nature writing, roleplaying games, and the always-popular guide to the college essay

State launches on-demand video guide to retirement planning for employees
Content includes overviews on Social Security, Health Insurance Programs and the NYS Employees Retirement System

 

The latest from media

SUNY New Paltz expects mostly in-person classes in fall
President Christian discusses the role of increasing vaccination rates in campus planning
Mid-Hudson News, 4/26/21

 

From Our Community

 
Ryan Law on Twitter
UPD officers, staff, family and friends got out in the fresh air this weekend to clean up Rt. 32 near campus, a stretch of road UPD adopted in memory of the late officer Gary Pietropaolo.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 26 April

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Four students have tested positive
  • FDA and CDC lift Johnson & Johnson pause following thorough safety review
  • New York will resume administration of J&J vaccine effective immediately
  • Walk-in vaccination today in the Town of New Paltz
  • An in-person fall experience: Update on our planning for next semester
  • Call for Mentor Teachers: Peer Instructional Design Program will return for 2021-22
  • BenCen Blog: A New Way Forward for Our Schools
  • Women's tennis stays undefeated after win over Cortland
  • MFA student wins prestigious CAA Fellowship
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Some Monday motivation for the last week of classes
 

Coronavirus updates

FDA and CDC lift Johnson & Johnson pause following thorough safety review
Medical and scientific teams examined available data to assess risk, and determined that use of this vaccine should resume

New York will resume administration of J&J vaccine effective immediately
"The data has shown the vaccine's known benefits far outweigh the potential and extremely rare risks"

Walk-in vaccination today in the Town of New Paltz
Moderna vaccine available with no appointment, about a mile from campus

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

An in-person fall experience: Update on our planning for next semester
The College is planning to provide a safe, on-campus experience for students, consistent with continued progress against COVID-19

Call for Mentor Teachers: Peer Instructional Design Program will return for 2021-22
Faculty can earn a stipend supporting the advancement of expertise in design, development and delivery of online and hybrid courses

BenCen Blog: A New Way Forward for Our Schools
Robin Jacobowitz, director of education projects at the Benjamin Center, considers the state of standardized testing (and possible alternatives) as schools prepare for a return to in-person instruction

Women's tennis stays undefeated after victory over Cortland
Statement win in third match in as many days

 
 
Ana Maria Farina ’21g wins prestigious College Art Association fellowship
Using this space today to congratulate Ana Maria Farina ’21g (Studio Art), who's been named the 2021 recipient of the College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Arts, a highly competitive award given to just one artist each year.
Read more here about Farina's award, and see more of her work on Instagram @anamafarina or at the MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Dorsky Museum from May 15 - 23.
 
 

Events, resources and reminders

Today at 5 p.m.: Addressing Racism within the Medical Industrial Complex
The Black Lives Matter @ School Collective welcomes public health consultant Pamela Davis MA, CHES

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

The pandemic's effects on communities of color: A faculty panel, April 28
A Without Limits event featuring Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty examining intersections between COVID-19 and race

Stratasys 3D printing tour comes to SUNY New Paltz April 30
Come check out the latest in digital design and fabrication technology

Hike at the Trapps for Faculty & Staff, April 30 at 5 p.m.
When classes are done, let's get some fresh air!

 

The latest from media

Historic Huguenot Street gets $349,999 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
Funds will be used to preserve and digitize significant historical documents
Daily Freeman, 4/25/21

 

From Our Community

 
NP Resilience on Instagram
The last week of classes is here!!!
As we approach the finish line, some Monday motivation from our Student Resilience Advocates (@np_resilience). Now's a great time to follow, if you're not already!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

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  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 23 April

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two students have tested positive
  • Starting today, all New Yorkers age 60 and up can get walk-in vaccination appointments at state-run sites
  • New York enjoys lowest seven-day positivity rate since Nov. 1, 2020
  • From the Oracle: Reporting on the J&J vaccine pause
  • Telecommuting Pilot Programs extended through Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Be on guard: New IRS imposter scam is targeting colleges
  • Dorsky Museum Advisory Board member opens West Strand Gallery in Kingston, New York
  • Photo Detail Challenge reveal!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Big sky on the Quad
 

Coronavirus updates

New York enjoys lowest seven-day positivity rate since Nov. 1, 2020
Hospitalizations, intubations and other metrics trending in the right direction

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

From the Oracle: Reporting on the J&J vaccine pause
Comments from students and campus leaders about how the CDC's decision is impacting our campus community

Telecommuting Pilot Programs extended through Friday, July 2, 2021
College will continue to observe low-density staffing practices that are currently in place

Be on guard: New IRS imposter scam is targeting colleges
Be careful with emails, phone calls or texts claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service

Dorsky Museum Advisory Board member opens West Strand Gallery in Kingston, New York
Isabel Alvarez, renowned artist and longtime supporter of The Dorsky, and Julio Nazario open storefront gallery spotlighting emerging and mid-career artists of diverse backgrounds

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Campus Photo Detail Challenge #4: Smiley Art Building
This one was tougher than it first appeared: These greens hide on the Atrium side of the Smiley Art Building! Email issues delayed Daily Digest delivery for a bunch of people yesterday, so we're just going to name everyone who wrote in with the right answer.
Congrats to Brandon Latargia '21 (Adolescence Education), Jordann McKenna '21 (Visual Arts), Tammy Zavadil of Custodial Services, and Tom Blake (who may have had an unfair advantage since he's Smiley's Instructional Support Technician)!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Survey for faculty: Rebuilding the campus community after COVID-19
The Academic Affairs Committee invites thoughts and opinions about creating post-pandemic opportunities for faculty to participate in scholarship, governance and other events

All are welcome to our virtual Scholarship Reception, today at 4:30 p.m.
Join the annual celebration of exceptional students, donors and Tower Society members

Alumni Arts Chat @npcareers, today at noon
Today's conversation features David Cavallaro ’89, associate chair of our Department of Art

Conducting Peer Review Virtually: An FDC workshop, today at 3 p.m.
Ideas for promoting deep engagement when students coach and empower each other

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

 

The latest from media

Four walk-in coronavirus vaccination clinics next week in Ulster County
Including one here in New Paltz on Monday, April 26
Daily Freeman, 4/22/21

 

From Our Community

 
Student recital: New Music New Voices
Have you paid a visit to the Department of Music's Listen Forward channel recently?
In the last month alone they've broadcast audiovisual works for guided relaxation, faculty compositions blending live performance and field recordings, and two student showcases, including the "New Music, New Voices" event that featured one piece set to a classically styled animation.
 

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  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 22 April

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • Vaccination appointments available April 22 & 23 at Dedrick's Pharmacy
  • Announcing plans to form a Carbon Neutrality Task Force
  • Student Association Election results for 2021-22 term
  • All are welcome to our virtual Scholarship Reception, tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.
  • The College Council meets today at 3 p.m.
  • An atypical Earth Day Fair in the Village of New Paltz
  • Another Photo Detail Challenge!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Softball gets a win behind a strong pitching effort
 

Coronavirus updates

Vaccination appointments available April 22 & 23 at Dedrick's Pharmacy
Moderna vaccine available today and tomorrow just a block from campus, for anyone 18+

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday
Friday PCR testing is appointment-only with no same-day sign-ups

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

SUNY New Paltz will form a Carbon Neutrality Task Force
As the world celebrates Earth Day, the College takes another step toward becoming a zero-net-carbon campus

Student Association Election results for 2021-22 term
Students voted last week on Executive Board positions, Student Senate, the Student Activities Fee Referendum and the NYPIRG Board of Directors

All are welcome to our virtual Scholarship Reception, tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.
Join the annual celebration of exceptional students, donors and Tower Society members

The College Council meets today at 3 p.m.
Agenda includes COVID, budget and student conduct updates

An atypical Earth Day Fair in the Village of New Paltz
Free hybrid event includes self-guided walks on Huguenot St. and a YouTube video series featuring local activists and faith leaders

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Campus Photo Detail Challenge: Round 4
We had to get some greenery into this Earth Day edition of our little photo contest. Can you ID the building behind these shrubs? First person to email communication@newpaltz.edu with the right answer gets a shout-out in tomorrow's issue. You got this!
 

Events, resources and reminders

Job Search Thursdays, all April long at the Career Resource Center
Today! Get tips and support from career experts to help you navigate the process

Students: Still time to apply for paid internships with Sodexo!
Openings for Sustainability, Social Media, Graphic Design and Photography/Videography Interns; Apply by Friday, April 23

Conducting Peer Review Virtually: An FDC workshop, April 23 at 3 p.m.
Ideas for promoting deep engagement when students coach and empower each other

April 26: What is it like to be a servicemember in the modern world?
Join a discussion designed to help civilians understand the true exepriences, relationships and inequalities associated with modern military culture

Questionable Authorities concert on the Quad rescheduled for April 30
The show will go on! Hoping for better weather on the day after classes end

 

The latest from media

A Guilty Verdict, a Sigh of Relief
Across the country, college students and leaders welcomed the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, and renewed their resolve to stem persistent racial inequities in higher education
Inside Higher Ed, 4/21/21

 

From Our Community

 
NP Hawks Game Recap
The Softball team split their doubleheader with second-place Oneonta, led by a strong effort by Katie Quagliana ’22 (Early Childhood Education), who pitched a complete game allowing only two earned runs. Full recap and more photos @newpaltzhawks.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 21 April

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One student has tested positive
  • Reflections on the Chauvin verdict, and what remains to be done
  • Survey for faculty: Rebuilding the campus community after COVID-19
  • Register today! Annual Lavender Ceremony celebrates LGBTQ+ identified graduates
  • Acknowledging the death of Daunte Wright: A Community Sharing Circle, April 22
  • Employee tuition assistance program now open for summer 2021
  • SUNY COIL Commons: An online international learning experience this summer
  • AC2, EOP and SMP collaborating on community check-in for students next week
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Big sky on the Quad
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday
Friday PCR testing is appointment-only with no same-day sign-ups

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live updates every minute let you see if there's a wait before you come for testing

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Reflections on the Chauvin verdict, and what remains to be done
"The work of confronting and dismantling racism remains and takes on greater urgency"

Survey for faculty: Rebuilding the campus community after COVID-19
The Academic Affairs Committee invites thoughts and opinions about creating post-pandemic opportunities for faculty to participate in scholarship, governance and other events

Register today! Annual Lavender Ceremony celebrates LGBTQ+ identified graduates
Sign up by April 26 to participate in a socially distant in-person event on May 16

Acknowledging the death of Daunte Wright: A Community Sharing Circle, April 22
This free public service event is hosted by the National Association of Community & Restorative Justice and open to all; Pre-registration is required to attend

Employee tuition assistance program now open for summer 2021
Faculty and staff can get help with tuition costs incurred at any four-year SUNY school

 
 
AMP CSTEP on Instagram
AC2, EOP and SMP are collaborating to host a community check-in next week for students affiliated with those programs. This is planned as a safe space for students to share thoughts and feelings, and faculty and staff will be on hand to provide resources and support.
Follow @ampcstepnp for more info and updates about this event.
 

Events, resources and reminders

The Story of Plastic: Free documentary watch party, today at 6 p.m.
Watch the exposé, then stick around for a Q&A with director Deia Schlosberg

Also at 6 p.m. today: The Continuing Black Digital Renaissance
Willie Morris, instructor of English at Dutchess Community College, will lead a conversation about digital resource curation in resistance to anti-Blackness

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Three-point contest at the Hawk Center, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Calling all sharpshooters: Compete for the high score with 25 tries from beyond the arc

Join the Career Resource Center for a dining etiquette workshop, April 22
Get tips on how to act in formal and business dining scenarios

April 26: What is it like to be a servicemember in the modern world?
Join a discussion designed to help civilians understand the true exepriences, relationships and inequalities associated with modern military culture

 

The latest from media

Is it legal to require a COVID-19 vaccine for colleges and schools?
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: It's complicated.
ABC 10, 4/20/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Perfect big sky on the Quad.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

We're always working to make sure this newsletter is providing students, faculty and staff with important and useful information. If you have news you'd like to get out to members of our community, we welcome submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 20 April

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two students have tested positive
  • Unveiling of Sojourner Truth sculpture planned for September 2021
  • Contemplative space construction project will soon go to bid
  • Reminder: April 29 deadline to elect the S/U option for spring 2021 courses
  • Young Writers Programs summer 2021 schedule announced
  • State launches on-demand video guide to retirement planning for employees
  • Science students out in the field
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Instagram Stories takeover + ice cream
 

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday
Friday PCR testing is appointment-only with no same-day sign-ups

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live updates every minute let you see if there's a wait before you come for testing

Walk-in vaccination in Ulster County continues today and April 24
Moderna vaccine administered with no appointment needed at sites within an hour from campus

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News of the day

Unveiling of Sojourner Truth sculpture planned for September 2021
"Sojourner Truth: First Step to Freedom," will become a recognizable anchor for our campus and a highlight for the region

Contemplative space construction project will soon go to bid
Site intended for community gathering and reflection on regional history was recommended by our Diversity & Inclusion Council

Students: April 29 is the deadline to elect the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option for spring 2021 courses
Expanded option provides flexibility for students during the pandemic
We encourage you to discuss the S/U option with your advisor before electing

Young Writers Programs summer 2021 schedule announced
The Hudson Valley Writing Project offers sessions for kids 8-17, on subjects including nature writing, roleplaying games, and the always-popular guide to the college essay

State launches on-demand video guide to retirement planning for employees
Content includes overviews on Social Security, Health Insurance Programs and the NYS Employees Retirement System

 
 
New Paltz Ornithology Lab on Instagram
Spring is here and the Ornithology Lab is in the field! They made the trip to Mill Brook Preserve and spotted hawks, warblers, wildflowers and a bluebird couple's nest.
 

Events, resources and reminders

Sarah Hennies presents the world premiere of "Untitled for Five or More Players," tonight at 7 p.m.
The Davenport Resident for New American Music shares a piece composed with New Paltz students, streaming on the Listen Forward YouTube channel

Dress for Success: A Career Resource Center pop-up boutique, April 20 & 21
Students can get and keep free professional attire
Drop by between 1 - 4 p.m. at the JFT Lobby

The Story of Plastic: Free documentary watch party, April 21
Watch the exposé, then stick around for a Q&A with director Deia Schlosberg

Cornhole Tournament on the AWC lawn, April 21 at 5 p.m.
Form your team, sign up on IM Leagues and join the race to 21

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

 

The latest from media

Cuomo loosens NY state movie theater and arena restrictions as coronavirus cases ease
State's seven-day tally of cases hits lowest level since Thanksgiving
Daily Freeman, 4/19/21

 

From Our Community

 
Instagram Stories Tuesday Takeover, April 13, 2021: Featuring Amber Elson '22
The latest Instagram Stories Student Takeover starred Amber Elson '22 (Digital Media Management), who offered up some advice for incoming students, shared a throwback to a campus fashion show, and found time to grab some ice cream between classes and homework.
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 19 April

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This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two students have tested positive
  • Walk-in vaccination in Ulster County on April 19, 20 & 24
  • Fall undergraduate course registration begins today
  • Two important changes to the process of enrolling for classes for fall 2021
  • SUNY announces 20% increase in EOP funding
  • Sodexo is hiring! Paid internships available to New Paltz students
  • SUNY workshop on applying for NSF grants, April 23
  • Finding friends in campus ponds
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: That feeling when you get your first-ever win against a conference rival
 

Coronavirus updates

Walk-in vaccination in Ulster County on April 19, 20 & 24
Moderna vaccine to be administered with no appointment needed at three different sites, all within an hour from campus