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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

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

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Move-in tips and reminders for students living on campus in fall 20211
  • A small number of fall 2021 courses will require a COVID-19 vaccine due to the nature of instruction
  • SUNY announces largest-ever investment in student mental health services
  • Center for International Programs remembers longtime office assistant Daisy Simmons
  • Employee tuition assistance program now open for fall 2021
  • Staffing changes in the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance
  • Research Forward: SUNY resource helps students learn how to get funding
  • Beat the heat, do like the ducks do
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: 20 amazing Engingeering Design EXPO projects
 

News of the day

Move-in tips and reminders for students living on campus in fall 2021
Vaccine requirements, move-in dates, what to bring and more

A small number of fall 2021 courses will require a COVID-19 vaccine due to the nature of instruction
In some classes, primarily music performance sections, instruction cannot be provided remotely or with use of masks, so it is medically necessary for students enrolled in these classes to be vaccinated

SUNY announces largest-ever investment in student mental health services
System commits $24 million for programs like early warning training and expanded counseling networks and hotlines, on the heels of a once-in-a-generation health crisis that caused increased levels of depression, anxiety and social isolation among students

Center for International Programs remembers former office assistant Daisy Simmons
Simmons, who passed on July 9, was "kind, vibrant and humorous" and "developed close and lasting bonds with many international students" during her 20+ years at the College

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

Staffing changes in the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance
Colleagues are asked to contact Katelyn Welch (welchk@newpaltz.edu) with Research Foundation purchasing requests and questions

Research Forward: SUNY resource helps students learn how to get funding
This free webinar series is designed for students interested in National Science Foundation fellowships for research projects or graduate school; Next session is Aug. 2

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Hot day strategy: Find a crew, get down to the water.
 

Resources, events and reminders

First-year students can still sign up for summer Group Advising Sessions!
Get tips from peer advisors to help you feel ready for the semester

New Paltz students must show proof of vaccination to live on campus this fall
Complete a vaccination sequence and upload your info at my.newpaltz.edu before checking into your residence hall; Limited medical and religious exemptions available

How employee travel will work in the 2021-22 academic year
Work-related travel will remain limited and will continue to require pre-approval

Recommendations may now be submitted for Discretionary Salary Increases for professional employees
Click for info on who is eligible, how funds are distributed, and how to submit recommendations

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

 

The latest from media

Should Vaccinated People Start Wearing Masks Again?
As the Delta variant spreads through some parts of the U.S., communities consider restoring health and safety precautions
New York Times, 7/22/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz Virtual Engineering Design Expo - May 4, 2021
In all the activity at the end of spring, we hope you didn't miss the annual Engineering Design EXPO! Twenty teams of students and faculty mentors worked together all year on projects ranging from wearable smart shirts to hybrid motorcycles and race cars.
Their work was presented virtually as 20 video showcases, all of which (including "Automated Ground Delivery Robot," pictured above) can be viewed at YouTube on demand.
 

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, 22 July

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Restructuring plans in Enrollment Management, Provost’s Office and Graduate & Extended Learning to take effect Sept. 1
  • Indiana University's vaccine requirement should stand, federal judge rules
  • How employee travel will work in the 2021-22 academic year
  • First-year students can still sign up for summer Group Advising Sessions!
  • One new form for all your Audio/Visual requests
  • How to install Microsoft Office on a personal device
  • Friday Finds @dorskymuseum
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Alumna designs poster for 2021 Woodstock Film Festival
 

News of the day

Restructuring plans in Enrollment Management, Provost’s Office and Graduate & Extended Learning to take effect Sept. 1
New structures to support effective recruitment in an evolving higher ed landscape

From NPR: Indiana University's vaccine requirement should stand, federal judge rules
Suit challenging student vaccine mandate has been blocked, suggesting that similar policies will be allowed to take effect at hundreds of colleges across the U.S. this fall

How employee travel will work in the 2021-22 academic year
Work-related travel will remain limited and will continue to require pre-approval

First-year students can still sign up for summer Group Advising Sessions!
Get tips from peer advisors to help you feel ready for the semester

One new form for all your Audio/Visual requests
Instructional Media Services offers video conferencing, lecture capture, equipment loans and much more, now through a single streamlined process

How to install Microsoft Office on a personal device
From the IT Knowledge Base: A quick tutorial on how to add apps like Word, Excel and Teams to your phone, tablet or home computer

 
 
Dorsky Museum on Instagram
One of the best reasons to follow the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on Instagram is their Friday Finds series. Museum staff (including many students) select a single piece from The Dorsky's Permanent Collection and post it with a short blurb about the works, the artists, and how they fit into broader historical and cultural contexts.
Last week we got a feature on Ukrainian-born American artist Eugene Ludins, courtesy of Intern Clara Pierson ‘22 (Art History). Follow @dorskymuseum to see what comes next!
 

Resources, events and reminders

New Paltz students must show proof of vaccination to live on campus this fall
Complete a vaccination sequence and upload your info at my.newpaltz.edu before checking into your residence hall; Limited medical and religious exemptions available

Info and instructions for sharing vaccination info with the College
Get ready for fall by updating your COVID-19 profile at my.newpaltz.edu

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

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, July 26
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

 

The latest from media

Open Space Institute recognizes young environmental, cultural leaders
Two New Paltz students among 2021 Barnabas McHenry Hudson Valley Awardees
Hudson Valley One, 7/21/21

 

From Our Community

 
Woodstock Film Festival 2021 Returns to In-Person Format + Fest to Honor NEON Founder Tom Quinn
The Woodstock Film Festival has announced a return to in-person, indoor events this year, after developing a hybrid drive-in and online model in 2020.
The announcement was accompanied by an official event poster created by SUNY New Paltz alumna McKenna Wood '20 (Graphic Design), who interned with the festival as a student.
 

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, 20 July

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • New Paltz students must show proof of vaccination to live on campus this fall
  • Fully vaccinated students will be able to visit residence halls without restrictions
  • College earns multiple awards for excellence in SUNY communications competition
  • At SUNY’s direction, the College is working to reduce campus printing and paper consumption
  • Free SUNY Create workshop for aspiring web developers, July 22
  • Men's volleyball earns 10 All-UVC Academic selections
  • Orientation Leaders shine in the summertime
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Zine culture alive and well at the STL
 

News of the day

New Paltz students must show proof of vaccination to live on campus this fall
Get your shots and upload your info at my.newpaltz.edu before checking in;
Limited medical and religious exemptions available

Fully vaccinated students will be able to visit one another in residence halls without restrictions
Residence Life visitor policies designed for transition to more normal campus life

College earns multiple awards for excellence in SUNY communications competition
SUNY CUAD recognizes the best of the best in creative communications, events, photography, writing, advertising and design from across the state university system

Ever wanted your own open source web domain?
Start with this free SUNY Create workshop, Thursday, July 22, at 10 a.m.

Students, faculty and staff can get tips for building portfolios, community hubs and more

Men's volleyball earns 10 All-UVC Academic selections
Hawks continue to excel in competition and in the classroom

 
 
Orientation at SUNY New Paltz
Orientation Leaders shine in the summertime. Meet the whole crew @nporientation.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Professional development summer book club: A community read of "Leading Without Authority" by Keith Ferrazzi
Tips and conversation about building better relationships and collaborating meaningfully; Book discussion will take place on July 29

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

CSEA and PEF employees can now enroll in the Over40 Comp Time Program
Program allows overtime-eligible employees to cash out up to 120 hours of accrued credits

Recommendations may now be submitted for Discretionary Salary Increases for professional employees
Click for info on who is eligible, how funds are distributed, and how to submit recommendations

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, July 26
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

 

The latest from media

Statistics show the stark risks of not getting vaccinated against COVID-19
As cases rise in many parts of the country, nearly all are among the unvaccinated
ABC News, 7/19/21

 

From Our Community

 
Sojourner Truth Library on Instagram
As we resume our pre-pandemic habits on campus, its good to know that Zine culture is still alive and well at the Sojourner Truth Library (@sunynplibrary).
 

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, 15 July

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Administration & Finance updates for the 2021-22 academic year
  • Three more Drescher leave awards for fall 2021 extend run of support for pre-tenure faculty
  • John Shupe announces Nov. 1 retirement after 20+ years at the College
  • Dependent Care Advantage Account grace period extended through Sept. 15
  • For Gene Ventriglia '67, West Point Hall of Fame induction is a crowning achievement to a lifetime in soccer
  • A Hudson Valley Mentors success story: Eliza & Wyld
  • The 2021 PianoSummer Faculty Gala, available on demand
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Orientation is for parents, family and guardians, too!
 

News of the day

Administration & Finance updates for the 2021-22 academic year
Information on employee travel, purchasing, campus printing and more

Three more Drescher leave awards for fall 2021 extend run of support for pre-tenure faculty
The College is a SUNY leader in helping faculty advance as scholars and professionals through the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave

John Shupe announces Nov. 1 retirement after 20+ years at the College
As Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management, Shupe led our largest department (200+ staff members) and has been instrumental in transforming the campus environment

Dependent Care Advantage Account grace period extended through Sept. 15
Participating employees can submit DCAA reimbursement claims now through Sept. 30 for expenses incurred from Jan. 1, 2020 – Sept. 15, 2021

For Gene Ventriglia '67, West Point Hall of Fame induction is a crowning achievement to a lifetime in soccer
The "Godfather of Soccer" at SUNY New Paltz won titles as a player and coach

A Hudson Valley Mentors success story: Eliza & Wyld
A full-time mom running a wellness business gets suppost navigating a product launch

 
 
The virtual PianoSummer 2021 is underway, and Faculty Gala performances featuring Artistic Director Vladimir Feltsman and longtime faculty colleagues Robert Hamilton, Phillip Kawin, Alexander Korsantia and Paul Ostrovsky are now live for your viewing and listening pleasure.
Stay tuned for the 2021 Student Recital, debuting on YouTube tomorrow, July 16, at 7 p.m.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Review SUNY's final COVID-19 protocols for summer and fall 2021
The College's COVID-19 Task Force will share more information soon about implementation on our campus

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

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, July 19
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

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

 

The latest from media

Beat the heat with an ice cream cone: 31 shops in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan
Go ahead, treat yourself
Times Herald-Record, 7/14/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Orientation on Instagram
Orientation isn't only for new students! There are also special programs to welcome parents, family members and guardians to our community, including the Services Fair, which showcases resources available to their Hawks. Keep tabs on the summer fun @nporientation.
 

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, 13 July

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • College mourns passing of A.J. Williams-Myers, longtime Black Studies faculty member
  • SUNY launches #30DayVaxChallenge for a return to normal this fall
  • Op-ed from Chancellor Malatras: "Don't pass up a shot at normalcy"
  • SUNY agrees with CSEA to extend mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees
  • President Christian attends LEGOLAND ribbon cutting in his role as Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council co-chair
  • “Not all species will be able to shift”: Biology professor collaborates on international climate study
  • ITS makes organizational changes to better serve campus community
  • Social media tributes to the late Professor Williams-Myers
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A skate garden in New Paltz?
 

News of the day

College mourns passing of A.J. Williams-Myers, longtime Black Studies faculty member
Williams-Myers was a widely recognized expert in his field, an inspiring educator who served at New Paltz for more than 36 years, and a community leader honored as the namesake of the African Roots library in Kingston, New York

SUNY launches #30DayVaxChallenge to help students get vaccinated and get ready for a return to normal this fall
The vaccines are safe, effective, free and widely available - if you haven't gotten yours yet, now is the time!

Op-ed from Chancellor Malatras: "Don't pass up a shot at normalcy"
System leader writes for USA Today about why it's so important - for the fall semester and beyond - for students to get vaccinated as soon as possible

SUNY agrees with CSEA to extend mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees
New MOU follows similar agreements between SUNY and other bargaining units; Guidance to come on how these policies will be implemented in our community this fall

President Christian attends LEGOLAND ribbon cutting
As Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council co-chair, President Christian works with other Council members and with public and private partners to expand job opportunities and infrastructure improvements across the region

“Not all species will be able to shift”: Biology professor collaborates on international climate study
New journal article coauthored by David Richardson paints a troubling picture of how continuing climate change will impact biodiversity in freshwater habitats

ITS makes organizational changes to better serve campus community
Lucy Walker, assistant vice president for institutional research, will additionally serve as interim director of administrative computing;
Multiple existing support units are merging to form a new End User Services team

 
 
New Paltz Black Studies on Instagram
On a sad day for our community, it's good to be reminded of a beloved faculty member's impact. Students, colleagues and alumni are sharing tributes to the late Professor A.J. Williams-Myers @blackstudiesnewpaltz and @newpaltzalumni.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Review SUNY's final COVID-19 protocols for summer and fall 2021
The College's COVID-19 Task Force will share more information soon about implementation on our campus

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Summer professional development book club for faculty and staff: A community read of "Leading Without Authority" by Keith Ferrazzi
Gain fresh insights on how to build better relationships and collaborate meaningfully; Several book copies available at Sojourner Truth Library; Discussion will take place on July 29

Technology reminders for employees preparing to return to campus
If it's been a while since you've been in the office, ITS offers a few reminders and resources to help make sure your technology is running smoothly

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

 

The latest from media

With vaccinated students, college campuses look to get back to normal
Students, faculty and staff across New York are preparing for an in-person fall
The Buffalo News, 7/11/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Skate Garden report in Times Union
A Skate Garden in New Paltz? Village government and local residents are working to make this dream a reality in Hasbrouck Park, just down the road from campus. Read more in this Times Union feature story by reporter and alumna Cloey Callahan ’20 (Journalism).
 

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, 8 July

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • SUNY shares final COVID guidance for summer and fall 2021
  • Join the Summer Professional Development Book Club
  • WellNY Daily To-Do invites you to connect with nature this July
  • Professor’s new book selected as Outstanding Academic Title by ‘Choice’
  • On-campus COVID-19 testing day is tomorrow, July 9
  • Faculty piece featured in The New York Times 'Tiny Love Stories'
  • What it's like to teach during a pandemic from New Paltz Magazine 
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Orientation welcomes students, families to campus 
 

News of the day

UPDATED: Final SUNY COVID guidance for summer and fall 2021
The College's COVID-19 Task Force is currently reviewing updated guidance and will be communicating soon about implementation on campus

Join the Summer Professional Development Book Club
Read "Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-elevation can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams and Reinvent Collaboration" by Keith Ferrazzi and sign up now for the book discussion on July 29 at 1 p.m. via Webex

WellNY Daily To-Do invites you to connect with nature this July
Register for the monthly challenge online at this link and read more in the monthly EAP Connection newsletter 

Professor’s new book selected as Outstanding Academic Title by ‘Choice’
Art History Professor Reva Wolf’s co-edited book, “Freemasonry and the Visual Arts from the Eighteenth Century Forward: Historical and Global Perspectives,” was selected by the American Library Association as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2020

Faculty piece featured in The New York Times 'Tiny Love Stories'
A ‘Conspiracy of Affection’ by Professor Sue Books published as part of Modern Love in miniature, reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is tomorrow, July 9
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

 
 
SUNY New Paltz Magazine
Glenn Geher, Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of Evolutionary Studies at SUNY New Paltz, talks about "What it's like to teach during a pandemic," in the latest issue of New Paltz Magazine.  
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

PianoSummer returns next week with new virtual format
After a pandemic hiatus, the beloved program is back with multiple public performances airing on YouTube

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

Technology reminders for employees preparing to return to campus
If it's been a while since you've been in the office, ITS offers these reminders and resources to help make sure your technology is running smoothly

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

 

The latest from media

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: 'This just feels right'
Alumnus returns to his hometown to practice medicine
Finger Lakes Times, 7/6/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
#nporientation
The College is excited to have students and their families on campus for the Orientation Welcome!

 

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, 6 July

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • SUNY agrees with multiple bargaining units to continue mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees
  • College exceeds goal for first-ever campaign, raising more than $24.6 million in philanthropic support
  • Michael Corbisiero named acting chief of police
  • Recommendations may now be submitted for Discretionary Salary Increases for professional employees
  • PianoSummer returns July 12-16 with new virtual format
  • Athletics inducts seven new members to Alumni Wall of Distinction
  • Soaring Higher: A brief video montage to express our gratitude for your generosity
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A splash of red, white and blue
 

News of the day

SUNY agrees with UUP, PEF, NYSCOPBA and PBANYS to continue free, mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees
Guidance to come on how these agreements will be implemented in our community this fall

Soaring Higher: College exceeds goal for first-ever campaign, raising more than $24.6 million in philanthropic support
Generosity of the worldwide SUNY New Paltz community will create create new opportunities for current and future generations of students

College names Michael Corbisiero acting chief of police
In his prior role as deputy chief, Corbisiero coordinated security logistics for campus events and served on the Emergency Management Team, among many other duties

Recommendations may now be submitted for Discretionary Salary Increases for professional employees
Click for info on who is eligible, how funds are distributed, and how to submit recommendations

PianoSummer returns July 12-16 with new virtual format
After a pandemic hiatus, the beloved program is back with multiple public performances airing on YouTube

Athletics inducts seven new members to Alumni Wall of Distinction
Annual honor for outstanding student athletes who continue to excel after graduating

 
 
From major gifts to small dollar donations, the success of Soaring Higher, the first-ever comprehensive campaign in the College’s history, owes to the generosity of everyone who proudly wears the Orange & Blue.
“We are overjoyed with the total funds raised, because of what it means for the entire SUNY New Paltz community,” said Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations Erica Marks. “And I’m grateful for the leadership and guidance of our enormously supportive Campaign Cabinet. I’m even more excited by the number of people and organizations who have supported this historic effort—More than 8,300 alumni, faculty, staff, students, volunteers and friends of the College, and another 700-plus corporations and foundations. They have all exhibited their commitment through their overwhelming generosity. It’s truly remarkable.”
 

Resources, events and reminders

College to test mass notification system today at 1 p.m.
Those on campus may hear loud tones followed by a voice indicating that this is only a test

“Hudson Valley Artists: Who Really Cares?” opens tomorrow at The Dorsky
Fourteenth annual juried exhibition features a diverse group of more than 25 local artists, and draws inspiration from a Marvin Gaye lyric

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

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

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Friday, July 9
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and make a quick and easy appointment

 

The latest from media

The Pandemic Is Fading. But for First Responders, a Longer Struggle Begins
Original reporting from Diana Testa '21 (Journalism; English) on how rescue workers are coping with lingering trauma
The River Newsroom, 7/1/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
#HappyFourth
 

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, 1 July

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • SUNY will convene working group on retirement plan investment options
  • “Hudson Valley Artists: Who Really Cares?” opens July 7 at The Dorsky
  • The Campus Food Pantry is serving students, faculty and staff this summer
  • Join us tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a River 2 Ridge sunset walk
  • College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 6, at 1 p.m.
  • All are welcome at the Summer Climate Book Group's first meeting, July 7
  • New class of SUNY PRODiG fellows includes an incoming New Paltz faculty member
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Campus is a great spot to watch the sun go down on hot and hazy days
 

News of the day

SUNY will convene working group on retirement plan investment options
Goal is to include more companies committed to clean energy, divestment from fossil fuels, environmental sustainability and social responsibility

“Hudson Valley Artists: Who Really Cares?” opens July 7 at The Dorsky
Fourteenth annual juried exhibition, inspired by a Marvin Gaye lyric, features a diverse group of more than 25 regional artists

The Campus Food Pantry is serving students, faculty and staff this summer
Use this form to submit requests for snacks and personal care items
You'll get a confirmation email with pickup time and location within four days of request

Join us tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a River 2 Ridge sunset walk
Come look for fireflies with the Faculty Adventure Group

College to test mass notification system on Tuesday, July 6, at 1 p.m.
Those on campus may hear loud tones followed by a voice indicating that this is only a test

All are welcome at the Summer Climate Book Group's first meeting, July 7
There's still time to get reading! This year's selection is All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

 
 
Seeking the Next Generation of Educators | The PRODiG Initiative at SUNY
SUNY has announced the newest class of faculty fellows in its PRODiG Initiative, which offers support and professional development for historically underrepresented minorities and women in STEM to help ensure faculty systemwide are more representative of our students.
The incoming class includes Adrienne Atterberry, who recently completed her Ph.D. at Syracuse University and will join the Department of Sociology at SUNY New Paltz this fall.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Campus login systems will be updated this weekend
Students, faculty and staff will see a new login screen for my.newpaltz, Blackboard and other platforms after the update

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Friday, July 9
Make-up date for Fourth of July observance on Monday

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

Planning guidance for returning remote employees to campus and flexible work options
Information and resources to help our community prepare

Technology reminders for employees preparing to return to campus
If it's been a while since you've been in the office, ITS offers these reminders and resources to help make sure your technology is running smoothly

 

The latest from media

Meet the dedicated crop of women farmers in the Hudson Valley
Much of the produce at local farmers markets is grown on women-owned farms
Times Herald-Record, 6/30/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Long, hot days make for slow, hazy sunsets.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 29 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • More Return-to-Campus employee trainings scheduled this week
  • Update on campus building access for summer 2021
  • CSEA and PEF employees can enroll in the Over40 Comp Time Program
  • Faculty can now apply for a 2021-22 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fellowship
  • Alumna activist and midwife finds healing at New Paltz
  • A Hudson Valley Mentors success story: NuOp
  • Professor emeritus coauthors new textbook on integrated marketing communication
  • 172 students selected to the SUNYAC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
  • More than 300 new bricks installed at the Walk of Honor
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Lou Petto '94 goes from winning titles to training champions
 

News of the day

More Return-to-Campus employee trainings scheduled this week
Including a Flexible Work Options info session tomorrow afternoon

Update on campus building access for summer 2021
Many buildings remain card access only, but some are reopening to the public
Students, faculty and staff should bring their ID cards when planning to be on campus

CSEA and PEF employees can enroll in the Over40 Comp Time Program
Program allows overtime-eligible employees to cash out up to 120 hours of accrued credits

Faculty can now apply for a 2021-22 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fellowship
Program aims to support curriculum development, provide substantive training through peer-to-peer mentorship, and foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars

Alumna activist and midwife finds healing at New Paltz
Carmen Mojica ’07 (Black Studies; Communication) discusses reproductive health and social justice in the latest Alumni Interview Series video

A Hudson Valley Mentors success story: NuOp
Campus-based entrepreneurship network helps a founder find a vision for the future of his company

Professor emeritus coauthors new textbook on integrated marketing communication
James R. Smith taught digital media & journalism at New Paltz for more than three decades

172 students selected to the SUNYAC Academic Honor Roll
Recognition for student athletes who earn at least a 3.3 GPA
New Paltz honorees represent more than 10% of the selections systemwide

 
 
SUNY New Paltz Walk of Honor
Campus staff installed more than 300 new bricks on the Walk of Honor last week, marking the landmark's first expansion since before the pandemic.
Created by the SUNY New Paltz Foundation in 2017, the Walk of Honor is a unique way for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College to leave a lasting tribute for a recent graduate, favorite professor, valued colleague or beloved family member.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Reminder for students: July 1 deadline to apply for December graduation
It just takes a minute to complete the application at my.newpaltz.edu

Campus login systems will be updated on Sunday, July 4
Students, faculty and staff will see a new login screen for my.newpaltz, Blackboard and other platforms after the update

Interlibrary Loan upgrade will cause a service interruption, June 30-July 6
Online catalog and other electronic resources will remain available

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

 

The latest from media

Retirement is ‘bittersweet’
After announcing his plans to step down in June 2022, President Christian says “I’m looking forward to doing new things at a different pace of life”
Mid-Hudson News, 6/27/21

 

From Our Community

 
NP Hawks: Swimming Alum Lou Petto '94 Coaches Two Hopefuls at Olympic Trials
NP Hawks has the story of one of the most decorated athletes in College history, Lou Petto, and his recent success coaching Olympic hopefuls. A former six-time national champion and SUNY New Paltz Athletics Hall of Famer, today Petto is teaching the sport to a new generation, coaching Jack Alexy and Matt Fallon in their quest to qualify for this summer's Games.
Read more at nphawks.com.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 24 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • New York's COVID-19 state disaster emergency will expire today
  • College mourns passing of James Grant, longest-serving Vice President for Administration & Finance in campus history
  • College mourns passing of Jeffrey Hlopek, longtime colleague in Custodial Services
  • SUNY Board of Trustees approves new plan to expand mental health services
  • Campus login systems will be updated on Sunday, July 4
  • SUNY announces new Shirley Chisholm Center for Equity Studies Fellowship
  • Owning Earth: Outdoor sculpture exhibition opens this Saturday in New Paltz
  • Swim team alumna emerging as one of the world's top crossfit athletes
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Touring the Stratasys mobile showroom
 

News of the day

New York's COVID-19 state disaster emergency will expire today
Federal CDC guidance will remain in effect, including masks for unvaccinated people

College mourns passing of James Grant, longest-serving Vice President for Administration & Finance in campus history
Grant was a key figure on campus from 1979-1997, overseeing major initiatives that helped shape SUNY New Paltz into what we know today

College mourns passing of Jeffrey Hlopek, longtime colleague in Custodial Services
Hlopek has been a valued member of the campus community for more than two decades

SUNY Board of Trustees approves new plan to expand mental health services
System will adopt recommendations to help shatter stigma and develop a culture of early intervention at all 64 campuses

Campus login systems will be updated on Sunday, July 4
Students, faculty and staff will see a new login screen for my.newpaltz, Blackboard and other platforms after the update

SUNY announces new Shirley Chisholm Center for Equity Studies Fellowship
Up to five fellows will be selected to research social and racial injustice in our communities; Application process expected to begin in July

Owning Earth: Outdoor sculpture exhibition opens this Saturday in New Paltz
Collection at Unison Arts features work by MFA alumni and faculty

 
 
NP Hawks Swim on Instagram
The NP Hawks Swim Team (@np_hawks_swim) gave a shoutout to alumna Maggie Heaton '16 (Communication Disorders), who is emerging as one of the best crossfit athletes in the world. Her team went toe-to-toe against the top squads in North America during last month's Mid-Atlantic CrossFit® Challenge Semifinals.
 

Resources, events and reminders

SUNY Pride: Affinity Group Networking, today at 5 p.m.
An opportunity for members of the SUNY community to come together around shared identities

SUNY SPECTRUM: Join the nation's largest conference on preventing and responding to violence against members of the LGBTQ+ community
Registration is free for all SUNY students, faculty and staff who wish to participate in these conversations from June 28 - July 1

Reminder for students: July 1 deadline to apply for December graduation
It just takes a minute to complete the application at my.newpaltz.edu

Empire Knowledgebank: Free, online professional development for UUP employees
Access a wealth of courses, eBooks and short videos – you just need to apply for a free license to get started

Interested in supporting community entrepreneurs? Become an HV Mentor!
New program seeks professionals from all backgrounds and skillsets to join our network of start-up business mentors

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

 

The latest from media

Student Success This Fall Will Depend on Faculty-Staff Cooperation
Seven ideas for fostering collaboration between academic and student-support divisions
Chronicle of Higher Education, 6/23/21

 

From Our Community

 
Stratasys tour April 2021
A mini throwback this Thursday to April 30, 2021, when the Stratasys mobile showroom paid a visit to campus. Stratasys, a worldwide leader in 3D printing and a long-term partner with the College's Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center, was here to demo the latest in digital design and fabrication (DDF) technologies, and network with students who are preparing for careers in engineering, arts and other DDF-related fields.
And before you ask: Yes, that's a 3D-printed slice of pizza (looks like pepperoni).
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 22 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • College publishes spring 2021 Dean’s List
  • Technology reminders for employees preparing to return to campus
  • SUNY SPECTRUM conference on preventing violence against members of the LGBTQ+ community, June 28-July 1
  • College mourns passing of Irving Weiss, professor emeritus of English
  • AC2 summer research presentations, June 23 at noon
  • Interlibrary Loan upgrade will cause a service interruption, June 30-July 6
  • Athletics, Wellness and Recreation announces 2020-21 award recipients
  • The Solstice at Wooster Hall
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Students help produce video on local nonprofits during COVID
 

News of the day

College publishes spring 2021 Dean’s List
Honoring outstanding students who earn at least a 3.3 semester GPA while enrolled full time

Technology reminders for employees preparing to return to campus
If it's been a while since you've been in the office, ITS offers these reminders and resources to help make sure your technology is running smoothly

SUNY SPECTRUM: Join the nation's largest conference on preventing and responding to violence against members of the LGBTQ+ community
Free for all SUNY students, faculty and staff to join these conversations from June 28 - July 1

College mourns passing of Irving Weiss, professor emeritus of English
Weiss was a poet, writer and translator who taught at New Paltz for more than 20 years

Join the AC2 Program for summer research presentations, June 23 at noon via WebEx
Hear about faculty-mentored projects on 3D printing, COVID-19, climate change and more

Interlibrary Loan upgrade will cause a service interruption, June 30-July 6
Online catalog and other electronic Library resources will remain available

Athletics, Wellness and Recreation announces 2020-21 award recipients
Recognizing student athletes for leadership, scholarship and outstanding performance

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
One of our favorite new campus traditions this time of year takes place at Wooster Hall during the Summer Solstice. The building's main lobby area was designed so that at solar noon on the longest day of the year, sunlight beams down upon the central stairwell, creating a brilliant, perfectly aligned display of light.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Planning guidance for returning remote employees to campus and flexible work options
Information and resources to help our community prepare

Guidance document for employing the flexible work options framework
Core values that inform and reflect how the College is approaching this transition

Flexible work plan: Fillable pdf form
Non-instructional UUP and MC employees and their supervisors can use this form to communicate their plans with the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, June 28
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

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

 

The latest from media

6 Signs that Things Are Returning to Normal in the Hudson Valley
Music festivals, fairs, cinemas and restaurants are getting back to business
Chronogram, 6/19/21

 

From Our Community

 
Nonprofit Resilience in the Time of COVID
For last semester's Alternative Spring Break, New Paltz students pivoted from the typical week-long service activity and instead helped produce a video summit exploring how local nonprofits adapted during the pandemic. "Nonprofit Resilience in the Time of COVID" features students in conversation with representatives from six regional organizations about what "service" means for volunteers as we emerge from the ordeals of the last year.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 17 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Planning guidance for returning remote employees to campus and flexible work options
  • Multiple flexible work options info sessions scheduled, starting this afternoon
  • New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine, Spring/Summer 2021 issue
  • College ranked no. 2 most affordable LGBTQ-friendly school in New York
  • Juneteenth in New Paltz: A day of celebration and reflection hosted by Elting Memorial Library and Historic Huguenot Street
  • From Chronogram: Other Juneteenth celebrations in the Hudson Valley
  • The Faculty/Staff Adventure Group is climbing Overlook Mountain this afternoon
  • Alumna builds career at intersection of paleontology and illustration
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A graphic design senior thesis shares stories of addiction and recovery
 

News of the day

Planning guidance for returning remote employees to campus and flexible work options
Information and resources to help our community navigate this transition

Multiple flexible work options info sessions scheduled, starting this afternoon
The Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion will cover who is eligible to participate, how to develop a plan and the approval process for flexible work options

New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine, Spring/Summer 2021 issue
Stories of hope, resilience and generosity from our Orange and Blue community

College ranked no. 2 most affordable LGBTQ-friendly school in New York
Higher ed report uses scores generated by the nonprofit Campus Pride Index

Juneteenth in New Paltz: A day of celebration and reflection hosted by Elting Memorial Library and Historic Huguenot Street
Saturday program includes a morning benedicion and dedication for Julia Jackson, the last surviving enslaved woman to live in New Paltz; Afternoon music and pot luck on Huguenot Street; And an evening screening of "Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre" at Elting Library, with introductory remarks by SUNY New Paltz Professor Emeritus Zelbert Moore

From Chronogram: Other Juneteenth celebrations in the Hudson Valley
A round-up of events this weekend in Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and other HV towns observing the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S.

Rescheduled! The Faculty/Staff Adventure Group is climbing Overlook Mountain this afternoon
Five miles round trip to see a ruined hotel and a great view of Ashokan Reservoir
Carpool from campus at 4 p.m. or meet there around 4:45
Hike is not wheelchair accessible; There are options to meet in town afterwards

 
 
New Paltz Magazine: From Mermaids to Museums
Some of our favorite visuals in the newest issue of New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine come courtesy of Kate LoMedico Marriott ’17 (Visual Arts; Geology), who complements a career in paleontology with illustrations that express the majesty of invertebrate life.
Read her story, "From Mermaids to Museums," in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue, and find more of her scientific illustrations and research at www.katelomedicomarriott.com.
 

Resources, events and reminders

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

SUNY Pride continues today with a Freedom Day program
Join for an exploration of themes related to the celebration of Juneteenth during Pride

Interested in working with engineering students on a project this year? Submit your proposal by June 25!
A call for faculty and staff to oversee Senior Design capstone projects, to be presented at next year's Engineering Design EXPO

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, June 21
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

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

 

The latest from media

Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop at the Dorsky Museum
In dialogue with the contemporary artist about the largest exhibition of her work to date
Art Spiel, 6/15/21

 

From Our Community

 
Graphic Design Thesis: Recovery Stories of New York Nina Guido
If you missed them at the end of the spring semester, you can still find more than two dozen stunning Graphic Design Senior Thesis projects published online. 
Nina Guido '21 offers one example of these young designers' skill and sophistication as visual communicators: A showcase of stories of opiod addiction, presented via printed zines, a webpage and an Instagram account.
 

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  • 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, 15 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • 3D-printed face shields project awarded IBM Volunteer Excellence grant
  • College mourns passing of Leroy Carlson, longtime AVP for Administration & Finance
  • Works in Progress: Campus construction projects for June 2021
  • SUNY Pride continues this Thursday, July 17, with a Freedom Day program
  • Elting Pool reopens this week for students, faculty and staff
  • From Westchester Magazine: A Native History of the Hudson Valley
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Women's Tennis
  • An early morning partial eclipse
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Checking in with our newest students @newpaltz2025
 

News of the day

3D-printed face shields project awarded IBM Volunteer Excellence grant
The HVAMC helped provide more than 30,000 face shields to front-line workers last spring

College mourns passing of Leroy Carlson, longtime AVP for Administration & Finance
Carlson was a valued campus community member for more than three decades, and helped create resources for colleagues via the Employee Assistance Program

Works in Progress: Campus construction projects for June 2021
Some areas will be closed or reduced-access while we upgrade our infrastructure

SUNY Pride continues this Thursday, July 17, with a Freedom Day program
Join for an exploration of themes related to the celebration of Juneteenth during Pride

Elting Pool reopens this week for students, faculty and staff
Pre-registration through IM Leagues is required for afternoon swim sessions

A Native History of the Hudson Valley
Overview from Westchester Magazine cites multiple SUNY New Paltz faculty

NP Hawks season recaps: Women's Tennis
A dominant performance from the three-time SUNYAC champions

 
 
Robin Weinstein on Instagram
College Photographer/Videographer Robin Weinstein woke up early on June 10 to capture the partial solar eclipse. Definitely worth setting the alarm for an image like this!
See more of Robin's work @robsta_gram, and if you're interested in birdwatching, check out her new project @robinthebirder.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Students can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and make a quick and easy appointment

Guide to troubleshooting card access issues during summer session
All campus buildings are card-access-only this summer
Students' access may be suspended if they don't follow COVID-19 testing policies
You can restore access by getting tested or uploading your vaccination info

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, June 21
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

The June WellNYS challenge: Do 21 fun and healthy things this month!
Monthly calendar has suggestions for staying active and present this month

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

 

The latest from media

How realistic is an electric vehicle in rural Hudson Valley?
Our region is becoming a state leader in EVs, but challenges remain
Times Union, 6/14/21

 

From Our Community

 
Class of 2025 on Instagram
As Orientation gets underway, there's been a flurry of activity over on the independently-run Class of 2025 Instagram account (@newpaltz2025), where new students are introducing themselves and sharing photos, interests, major plans and calls for roommates. We can't wait to welcome you all to campus!
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 10 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • New Paltz joins White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
  • SUNY Pride: Town hall with Chancellor Malatras, today at 3 p.m.
  • Gambling, gay marriage and the Excelsior Scholarship: New reporting by recent journalism alumni
  • Join us for Retirement Boot Camp, starting June 21
  • Interested in supporting community entrepreneurs? Become an HV Mentor!
  • Photographers wanted! Students can apply now for a paid, on-campus internship
  • The Progress Report is getting an upgrade next week
  • Still time to see MFA Thesis artwork at the Dorsky this weekend
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A celebration of Dan Guenther's life and legacy, Saturday in Hasbrouck Park
 

News of the day

New Paltz joins White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
A national effort to end the pandemic by providing info and access, especially to younger people

SUNY Pride: Town hall with Chancellor Malatras, today at 4 p.m.
Still time to sign up to join this conversation with the SUNY system leader

Gambling, gay marriage and the Excelsior Scholarship: New reporting by recent journalism alumni
Investigative stories on high-profile issues in state politics

Join us for Retirement Boot Camp, starting June 21
If you are within three years of retirement, this series of informative workshops offers valuable tools to help you plan

Interested in supporting community entrepreneurs? Become an HV Mentor!
New program seeks professionals from all backgrounds and skillsets to join our network of start-up business mentors

Photographers wanted! Students can apply now for a paid, on-campus internship
Practice your craft as a photography intern in the Office of Communication & Marketing

The Progress Report is getting an upgrade next week
You'll be unable to access this document on June 14 & 15 while the changes take effect
New and improved Report will be more accessible and better on mobile devices

 
 
MFA Exhibition at The Dorsky
The final student art exhibition of the spring 2021 semester is on view now through the end of the weekend at The Dorsky Museum. The MFA Thesis Exhibition II features graduate students' art in metal, photography, painting & drawing, printmaking and sculpture, including "Cartesian Creeper," a work in PLA, pearls, epoxy clay and silver, by Claire Webb '21g.
Image from @newpaltzmetal.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Almost time to hit the links! Join us for The Shep, June 14 in Newburgh
The 22nd annual golf tournament to benefit SUNY New Paltz students

Learn more about New Paltz's graduate program in Music Therapy, June 21
Get info about this pathway to careers using music to help others

The Employee Action Form: A streamlined, one-page resource for faculty and staff transactions
With summer comes a busy time for processing employee actions, so the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion shares a reminder about this consolidated form

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, June 14
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

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

 

The latest from media

State-run vaccination site moving from Ulster County Fairgrounds to SUNY Ulster campus
The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will remain available on a walk-in basis at the Fairgrounds through June 29
Daily Freeman, 6/8/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Sus Ag on Instagram
Dan Guenther was a pioneer of organic farming and Community Supported Agriculture in the Hudson Valley. He was also an educator who always made time to teach young, aspiring farmers, including on the New Paltz campus, where he helped start the microfarm that's run by Students for Sustainable Agrigulture.
The community will celebrate his life and legacy this weekend in Hasbrouck Park, just a short walk from campus.
 

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, 8 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • New York will lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions when 70% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose
  • Come for a hike! The Faculty/Staff Adventure Group is climbing Overlook Mountain this afternoon
  • Graduate program in Literacy Education now offers an online cohort option
  • Empire Knowledgebank: Free, online professional development for UUP employees
  • From the Oneonta Daily Star: Life is a series of beginnings and endings
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Men's Lacrosse
  • Meet the Transfer Orientation Liaisons
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Three siblings, three New Paltz degrees
 

News of the day

New York will lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions when 70% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose
Governor Cuomo signals most industry-specific guidelines will soon become optional
Unvaccinated people will need to continue masking and distancing

Come for a hike! The Faculty/Staff Adventure Group is climbing Overlook Mountain this afternoon
Five miles round trip to see a ruined hotel and a great view of Ashokan Reservoir
Carpool from campus at 4 p.m. or meet there around 4:45

Graduate program in Literacy Education now offers an online cohort option
Teacher candidates can now choose between in-person and remote pathways to certification

Empire Knowledgebank: Free, online professional development for UUP employees
Access a wealth of courses, eBooks and short videos – you just need to apply for a free license to get started

From the Oneonta Daily Star: Life is a series of beginnings and endings
Matthew Frederick '23 (Visual Arts Education) pens his final "Teen Talk" column

NP Hawks season recaps: Men's Lacrosse
A young program looks to build for the future

 
 
NP Transfers on Instagram
Transfer Student Orientation begins today!
Our Transfer Liaisons know the process well - they've all transferred to New Paltz themselves, and share their insights and experiences to help welcome new students into our community. 
Get in touch on Instagram @nptransfer, and learn more here about Orientation 2021
 

Resources, events and reminders

Wednesday at noon: Spiritual Life, Collective Care and Social Justice
A Faculty Development Center conversation about resilience with Rabbi Lori Wynters

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion town hall with Chancellor Malatras, Thursday at 3 p.m.
Register now to join this dialogue with the SUNY system leader

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Monday, June 14
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

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

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

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

 

The latest from media

Ulster active coronavirus cases down to 38
County hits lowest case number since March 2020, as adult vaccination rate climbs to 70%
Daily Freeman, 6/7/21

 

From Our Community

 
From the Magazine: Family Ties at SUNY New Paltz
And that makes three! We profiled the Sarra siblings - Emily '16 (Communication Disorders), Jeff '19 (Graphic Design) and Natalie '21 (Psychology) - in New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine a few years ago.
Emily told us then that “our stories are very different and our involvements are so varied that you could almost assume we went to different schools. But that is what is so great about New Paltz: It welcomes such a diverse group of people that it becomes possible to follow your dreams, no matter what those aspirations are.”
With Natalie's graduation last month, it truly is the #endofanera for their family! 
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 3 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Dorsky Museum to receive NEA grant for upcoming Kate Millett exhibition
  • Assistant Professor Lydia Bright named RSCA Faculty Mentor of the Year
  • SUNY Pride: Students can submit questions now for next week's Town Hall with Chancellor Malatras
  • The Employee Action Form: A streamlined, one-page resource for faculty and staff transactions
  • Tonight at 5 p.m.: SUNY Pride Networking & Career Chat
  • Call for engineering Senior Design projects
  • Pride in Bloom: SUNY's celebration includes events, art and more
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Hidden gems in NY Upstate's summer travel guide
 

News of the day

Dorsky Museum to receive NEA grant for upcoming Kate Millett exhibition
“Life After the Revolution” tells the story of the Art Colony at Millett Farm, which offered women the space to create community and art together

Assistant Professor Lydia Bright named RSCA Faculty Mentor of the Year
Since joining the College in 2016, Bright has provided a research home for biology students studying everything from ecosystems to DNA

SUNY Pride: Students can submit questions now for next week's Town Hall with Chancellor Malatras
The system leader will discuss topics affecting the LGBTQ+ community, June 10 at 3 p.m.

The Employee Action Form: A streamlined, one-page resource for faculty and staff transactions
Summer is a busy time for processing employee actions, so the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion shares a reminder about this consolidated form

Tonight at 5 p.m.: SUNY Pride Networking & Career Chat
Join alumni and professionals from across the SUNY system for a conversation about navigating the professional world as a member of the LGBTQ+ community

Call for engineering Senior Design projects
Faculty and staff are invited to submit design project proposals and work with engineering students in the 2021-22 academic year

 
 
New Paltz LGBTQ+ on Instagram
SUNY's theme for Pride Month 2021 is "Pride in Bloom": A celebration of personal and social growth following an extended isolation, and a commitment to support one another as we work to become our best selves.
Connect on Instagram @nplgbtq for more info, resources and Pride Month positivity.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Just a few more days for continuing undergraduates to change their fall 2021 schedule on the web
The web registration moratorium begins June 7, to allow incoming students to register while courses are available

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is tomorrow, June 4
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Save the date for The Shep! June 14 in Newburgh
The 22nd annual golf tournament to benefit SUNY New Paltz students

Learn more about New Paltz's graduate program in Music Therapy, June 21
Students looking for a career using music to help others may want to attend this info session

 

The latest from media

The Falcon Plans Juneteenth Celebration
The Marlboro venue's evening of words, praise and music on June 19 will feature Ciesta Little-Quinn, adjunct faculty member in our Department of Black Studies
NYS Music, 6/1/21

 

From Our Community

 
2021 Upstate NY Summer Travel Guide
Looking for some inspiration for your next day trip? New York Upstate has updated their summer travel guide with recommendations for everything from hikes and waterfalls to restaurants and wineries. Check it out - there are some hidden gems in here!
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 1 June

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Weldon McWilliams, Ph.D., appointed chair of the Department of Black Studies
  • The web registration moratorium for fall 2021 classes is June 7 – Aug. 14
  • Orientation is right around the corner! Here’s what it will look like this year
  • Academic Directory for the summer 2021 term
  • The June WellNYS challenge: Do 21 fun and healthy things this month!
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Softball
  • Scenes from our Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Sports camps are back!
 

News of the day

Weldon McWilliams, Ph.D., appointed chair of the Department of Black Studies
A specialist in history and literatures of liberation theology, Black nationalism, masculinity, and Afro-centric Theory, McWilliams comes to New Paltz after teaching for nearly a decade at Dutchess Community College

The web registration moratorium for fall 2021 classes is June 7 – Aug. 14
Continuing undergraduates will be unable to use the web to change their schedule, so new incoming students can register while courses are available

Orientation is right around the corner! Here’s what it will look like this year
How we're planning to welcome the newest members of our community this summer

Academic Directory for the summer 2021 term
Listing of department and school leadership

The June WellNYS challenge: Do 21 fun and healthy things this month!
Monthly calendar has suggestions for staying active and present this month

NP Hawks season recaps: Softball
Team grew together as the season wore on, will return 15 players next year

 
 
Memorial Day Ceremony Photos
In the 50th year since Memorial Day became a federal holiday, our community came together for a ceremonial wreath-laying in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Today at 1 p.m.: Learn more about Respondus academic integrity tools
Faculty can get hands-on experience with new systems for ensuring secure online testing

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

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

Two new professional development opportunities for CSEA employees
This summer, you can earn an online certificate in problem solving, and take advantage of a new webinar series covering a wide variety of topics

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

 

The latest from media

This Week's 8 Great Hudson Valley Events
Including tomorrow's "Listening to Black Farmers" session, co-sponsored by the College's Sustainability Learning Community and Black Lives Matter at School Coalition
Chronogram, 5/31/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz Camps
There's still time to register! Athletics, Wellness & Recreation are hosting sports camps for kids all summer long. Get more info, including details about safety protocols and the new, simplified registration process, at newpaltzcamps.com.
 

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  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 28 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • UPD Chief Mary Ritayik appointed New York State University Police Commissioner
  • Even as mask policies are relaxed, many people may continue wearing them
  • Graduate programs in Counselor Education earn CACREP accreditation
  • Reminder: The Daily Digest will be published twice weekly from June 1 - Aug. 12
  • Still time to sign up for Young Writers Programs this summer!
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Women's lacrosse
  • Reflecting on an incredible month
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: One last Commencement photo (quack)
 

News of the day

UPD Chief Mary Ritayik appointed New York State University Police Commissioner
Ritayik will become the first woman to lead the state University Police system when she joins the SUNY leadership team on July 6

Even as mask policies are relaxed, many people may continue wearing them
Employees and visitors must still wear masks on campus until further notice, but if and when the guidance is updated, it will not preclude voluntary use of masks

Graduate programs in Counselor Education earn CACREP accreditation
Students who earn degrees from accredited programs gain more employment opportunities and other benefits

Reminder: The Daily Digest will be published twice weekly from June 1 - Aug. 12
Look for our "daily" newsletter on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer, before we come back full-time for the fall semester

Still time to sign up for Young Writers Programs this summer!
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

NP Hawks season recaps: Women's lacrosse
Winning season included program's first-every victory over conference rival Oneonta

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
May 2021: An incredible, and incredibly emotional, month for our community.
Hope you find moments of joy and celebration this weekend!
 

Resources, events and reminders

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Friday, June 4
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Students can still get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot on campus
Contact the Student Health Service and make a quick and easy appointment

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

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

SUNY OTTER Institute: Learn more about innovations, trends and challenges in online education
Registration now open for course development webinar series, June 7-11

 

The latest from media

NextGen Chamber of Commerce Names Eddie Monroy Executive Director
Two-time New Paltz alumnus Monroy '12 (Management) '13g (Business Administration) takes the helm at business organization supporting emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40
PR Web, 5/26/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
One last bit of Commencement fun: We asked our Instagram followers to let us know what these two proud graduates are quacking about, and got some great caption submissions.
See them all @sunynewpaltz.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 27 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Memorial Day Ceremony, today at 11 a.m. at the HAB flagpoles
  • New state initiative gives vaccinated 12- to 17-year-olds a chance to win a four-year public college scholarship
  • Reminder: Student email will move from Hawkmail to Office 365 on June 1
  • Help us pilot and evaluate the new Respondus academic integrity tools
  • BenCen Blog: Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting
  • SUNY OTTER Institute: Innovations and challenges in online education
  • Kind messages and social posts following President Christian's announcement
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Journalism alumna takes on new role at the Washington Post
 

News of the day

"Get a Shot to Make Your Future": New state initiative gives vaccinated 12- to 17-year-olds a chance to win a four-year public college scholarship
Starting next week, 50 scholarships will be awarded by random drawing
Parents can enter children who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

Reminder: Student email will move from Hawkmail to Office 365 on June 1
FAQs to help you learn more about how to check your campus email and how the new system will make it easier for students to work with faculty and staff

Help us pilot and evaluate the new Respondus academic integrity tools
Join a drop-in session to learn more at 2:30 p.m. today, or sign up for training next week

BenCen Blog: Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting
Senior Research Associate Joshua Simons looks at what happens when the Census is flawed and delayed

SUNY OTTER Institute: Learn more about innovations, trends and challenges in online education
Registration now open for course development webinar series, June 7-11

 
 
Irene Wu on Instagram
Kind messages and memories have been pouring in on social media since the announcement that President Christian will retire in June 2022.
We especially liked seeing this photo of alumna Irene Wu '20 (Psychology) posing with his cardboard cutout at last weekend's Commencement celebration for 2019-20 graduates.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Today's your last chance to apply to attend Climate Action Pursuit training
Free opportunity to learn more about carbon neutrality in higher education is open to all students, faculty and staff

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

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

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

 

The latest from media

What was it like on college campuses? Students share how they survived a COVID year
Including commentary from Nina Simms ’21 (Psychology), recent SUNY New Paltz graduate and softball star
Poughkeepsie Journal, 5/26/21

 

From Our Community

 
Casey Silvestri on Instagram
Silvestri's achieved a great deal in just a few short years since graduating from New Paltz: In her prior role as digital video producer for NBC News, she created timely, informative videos and timelines during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and was part of the team that launched “Stay Tuned,” the first daily news show on Snapchat.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 26 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • SUNY announces suspension of fall 2021 study abroad travel
  • Governor Cuomo announces all NY schools will reopen in September
  • All visitors should wear masks on campus until further notice
  • Employee training schedule for June 2021
  • Join us tomorrow, May 27, for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Alumna thriving as marketing director for Mexico's Estadio Azteca
  • NP Hawks season recaps: Men's volleyball
  • A gatehouse hat-toss
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Astronomy from the end of the world
 

News of the day

SUNY announces suspension of fall 2021 study abroad travel
While COVID-19 rates are declining in New York and most areas of the U.S., many other countries are still experiencing surges

Governor Cuomo announces all NY schools will reopen in September
Based on current COVID-19 trajectory, plans for full in-person learning to resume in k-12 schools this fall

All visitors should wear masks on campus until further notice
The College is also taking advantage of reduced campus populations to resume some visitor tours in interior spaces this summer

Employee training schedule for June 2021
Take time this summer for professional development opportunities on subjects including Microsoft Teams, organizing virtual files, and preparing for the return to in-person work

Join us tomorrow, May 27, for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony
A day of remembrance for those who have died in service to the United States of America

Olé, Olé, Olé: Alumna thriving as marketing director for Mexico's Estadio Azteca, home of the national fútbol team
A Q&A with Estefania Padilla ’10, whose time in New Paltz's Institute for International Business helped her launch a successful career in sports

NP Hawks season recaps: Men's volleyball
Team overcame early-season postponements to make conference finals

 
 
Tiffany Claud on Instagram
One perk of coming back to campus for Commencement: You get to take photos at all your favorite spots! Thanks to Tiffany Claud '20 (Sociology) for sharing this great shot, and everyone else who's posted wonderful images across our two Commencement weekends.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Sports camps and clinics will return to campus this summer and fall
Athletics, Wellness & Recreation will resume programming for kids
Registration is now open for sessions June 28-July 1 and July 6-9, for ages 5-15
All camps and clinics will follow New York's safety guidelines and protocols

Save the date for The Shep! June 14 in Newburgh
The 22nd annual golf tournament to benefit SUNY New Paltz students

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

Our next on-campus COVID-19 testing day is Friday, June 4
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

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

 

The latest from media

NY Now Says Youngest Kids Don't Have To Be Masked At Camps This Summer
Revised guidance says masks are encouraged but not required for children age 2-5
Gothamist, 5/25/21

 

From Our Community

 
For his last virtual planetarium show as a New Paltz student, David Meer '21 (Physics & Astronomy) took on a fittingly final subject: the Norse myth of Ragnarök, the end of times. Meer leads us on a tour of constellations connected to figures in the "Twilight of the Gods" of Norse legend.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 25 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • President Donald P. Christian announces 2022 retirement after 12 years of leadership
  • Read his letter to the campus community
  • SUNY guidelines on presidential searches and additional info about the transition
  • A timeline of major moments in campus history since President Christian's appointment
  • Other highlights from President Christian's tenure:
    • Regional engagement
    • Growing academic programs and initiatives
    • Institutional focus on diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Sustainable mindset and practice
    • Engagement and investment in the College and its students
    • Transformational campus improvement and expansion
 

News of the day

President Donald P. Christian announces 2022 retirement after 12 years of leadership
During the remainder of his tenure, Christian’s focus will be to position SUNY New Paltz for continuing success in a dramatically changing higher education world and to set the stage for the next president’s entry and success

Read President Christian's letter to the campus community announcing his intention to retire
"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president and to have had such a long and rewarding tenure in this role"

Review SUNY guidelines on presidential searches
President Christian has asked administrators to initiate the procurement process for a search firm, and has asked the presiding officer of the faculty to initiate our elected/selected process for faculty membership

Barbara Lyman will remain at New Paltz as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs during the first year of the new president's tenure
Provost Lyman has provided outstanding leadership for the Division of Academic Affairs since 2019, and will contribute welcome stability during the transition

 
 
The Presidency of Donald P. Christian
President Christian has been leading SUNY New Paltz forward for more than a decade. We put together a timeline of some of the most impactful moments from his administration's history: challenges faced and overcome, major institutional news, and good times, too.
 

Highlights from President Christian's Tenure

Regional engagement in the Hudson Valley
Service to non-profit organizations and other groups, engagement with business leaders and building strong relationships with the Village and Town of New Paltz

Growing academic programs and initiatives
New majors and degrees, program and institutional accreditation, support for stimulating campus events and more

Institutional focus on diversity, equity and inclusion
Leadership during the campus building renaming process, restructuring of our Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, ushering the College into a new era of student diversity and more

Sustainable mindset and practice
Creation of our Office of Campus Sustainability, installation of a state-of-the-art solar energy system, strengthening our campus ecosystem and more

Engagement and investment in the College and its students
Convocation, The Campaign for New Paltz, Hot Chocolate with the President and more

Transformational campus improvement and expansion
President Christian oversaw the most significant capital investment, renovations and building expansion in the College since the 1960s-70s, including seven major renovations and three new buildings

 

From Our Community

 
President Christian's letter to the campus community
"I am pleased and proud of the collective accomplishments of this community ... In the coming year, we have an opportunity to build on our momentum as we prepare for the next chapter in SUNY New Paltz’s history ... I wish for my successor the same warmth and acceptance that Sandy and I received from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters of this top-tier public university."
You can use this link to read President Christian's full message to the campus community announcing his retirement after 12 years leading our institution.
Pictured above with the women’s soccer team at Move-In Day, Aug. 18, 2014.
 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 24 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • 2019-20 grads get long-awaited in-person Commencement celebration
  • Three new members have been appointed to the College Council
  • Is it a HIPAA violation if businesses request proof of COVID vaccine?
  • Photos and videos from this weekend's ceremonies
  • Student Blog: A Love Letter to My Theatre Department
  • Our alumni have been sharing some wonderful Commencement stories
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Furever New Paltz, Furever Orange and Blue
 

News of the day

2019-20 grads get long-awaited in-person Commencement celebration
Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to reunite with friends and walk the stage

Three new members have been appointed to the College Council
Julie Noble, Neil Bettez and Jeff Rindler will join the Council and help shape major institutional decisions and strategy in the years to come

Is it a HIPAA violation if businesses request proof of COVID vaccine?
Experts say that because HIPAA only governs certain kinds of healthcare entities, many businesses and schools likely have the legal right to ask if you’ve been vaccinated

Photo gallery from Commencement ceremonies on May 22 & 23
It was great to see so many familiar and happy faces this weekend!
We still have lots of images to process, so check back soon for more

Commencement video links will remain available for a year
Find your ceremony and relive your favorite moments with family and friends

Student Blog: A Love Letter to My Theatre Department
Paige Rosko '22 describes her experience transferring to a new program during a pandemic

 
 
SUNY New Paltz on YouTube
“It just feels like I’m meant to be back exactly a year later, and it just feels right. This year has been hard, it’s been challenging and unpredictable, but we’re planted and New Paltz will forever be a place where I know I’ve come to belong.” - Imani Burnet ’20 (Sociology).
Every graduate who came back to campus this weekend for their long-awaited in-person Commencement brought their own story of triumph and celebration. You can find some of our favorites on Instagram @sunynewpaltz or on our YouTube channel.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Did you get your Commencement program? You can download a copy here
PDF versions of our 2020 and 2021 programs, with names of graduates and info about the ceremonies, Mace & Chain, Cords of Distinction and more

Guide to troubleshooting card access issues as summer classes begin
All campus buildings are card-access-only this summer
Students' access may be suspended if they don't follow COVID-19 testing policies
You can restore access by getting tested or uploading your vaccination info

Two new professional development opportunities for CSEA employees
This summer, you can earn an online certificate in problem solving, and take advantage of a new webinar series covering a wide variety of topics

Faculty: Click here to submit Library acquisition requests
Please place requests as soon as possible to ensure books and other materials are accessible for summer and fall

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

 

The latest from media

Ulster County communities start to think about hosting pot shops
Local leaders signal that the Town of New Paltz will likely allow retail dispensaries
New state law restricts sales to those 21 and up
Marijuana use will remain prohibited on campus, as SUNY receives federal funding and marijuana is classified as an illegal substance at the federal level

Daily Freeman, 5/22/21

 

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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 21 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • We're getting ready for Commencement weekend #2
  • Resources for faculty and staff volunteering on May 22 & 23
  • College mourns passing of former adjunct professor Joseph Britto
  • Two new professional development opportunities for CSEA employees
  • Free Narcan training, today at 1 p.m.
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Looking forward to welcoming 2019-20 alumni back to campus!
 

News of the day

We're getting ready for Commencement weekend #2
See the schedule and the livestream links for long-awaited in-person ceremonies for our 2019-20 graduates

Resources for faculty and staff volunteering on May 22 & 23
Here's what you need to know before you come to campus (and a big THANK YOU to everyone who signed up!)

College mourns passing of former adjunct professor Joseph Britto
Lifelong lover of history was a beloved faculty member for more than 25 years

Two new professional development opportunities for CSEA employees
This summer, you can earn an online certificate in problem solving, and take advantage of a new webinar series covering a wide variety of topics

Free Narcan training, today at 1 p.m.
UPD, the NPSAFE coalition and the New Paltz Opiod Prevention & Response Team offer this online resource and have Narcan kits available for pickup

 
 
2020 Commencement coverage
We had so much fun last weekend, we figured we'd do it again! Stay tuned for full coverage next week of our in-person Commencement ceremonies for 2019-20 alumni.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Join us at the HAB flagpoles for our annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, May 27 at 11 a.m.
A day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America

Appointments available for on-campus COVID-19 testing on Monday, May 24
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

Guide to troubleshooting card access issues as summer classes begin
All campus buildings are card-access-only this summer
Students' access may be suspended if they don't follow COVID-19 testing policies
You can restore access by getting tested or uploading your vaccination info

Wellness & Recreation survey for students
Please take a moment to let us know how we're doing with our facilities, group exercise programs and intramural offerings

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

 

The latest from media

Ulster County coronavirus cases remain low as masking policies are lifted
Slow and steady progress in our region
Daily Freeman, 5/19/21

 

From Our Community

 
SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
You've only been away a year, but we have missed you! So excited to be able to have our 2019-20 graduates back to campus for an in-person Commencement. See you there!
 

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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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 20 May

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • We've revised our schedule of Commencement ceremonies on May 22 & 23
  • Faculty and staff should continue masking, distancing on campus for now
  • Guide to troubleshooting card access issues as summer classes begin
  • Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for 2021-22 academic year
  • Student Union summer hours of operation
  • Summer brings a welcome respite
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: How to reach the Counseling Center this summer
 

News of the day

We've revised our schedule of Commencement ceremonies on May 22 & 23
Due to afternoon forecasts of storms and extreme heat, all ceremonies will now take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Volunteer marshals should receive an email with updated time assignments

Faculty and staff should continue masking, distancing on campus for now
Existing policies remain in place at state agencies, including SUNY campuses, while the Department of Health reviews how new CDC guidance will be implemented for vaccinated employees

Guide to troubleshooting card access issues as summer classes begin
All campus buildings are card-access-only this summer
Students' access may be suspended if they don't follow COVID-19 testing policies
You can restore access by getting tested or uploading your vaccination info

Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for 2021-22 academic year
New York students whose families make less than $125,000 annually can apply for tuition-free college; This application is for those seeking a first-time award; If you already receive the Excelsior Scholarship, there is no need to reapply

Student Union summer hours of operation
The Atrium will be open Monday - Friday with a few exceptions

 
 
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Feels like summer's here at last. Go ahead, put your feet up.
 

Resources, events and reminders

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

Survey for faculty on the Peer Instructional Design Mentor Teacher Program
Did you take advantage of this resource this year? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Appointments available for on-campus COVID-19 testing on Monday, May 24
Students, faculty & staff can get free testing this summer at the College Terrace

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

New York's 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

New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair set to return on Memorial Day weekend
Market will follow state guidelines for low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment events
Daily Freeman, 5/18/21

 

From Our Community

 
Psychological Counseling Center on Instagram
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